Ok here’s the story. But I’ll cut and paste it for those who don’t want to click there.
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Mom gets prison for getting drunk and leaving kids alone with python
Scripps Howard News Service
Thursday, February 22, 2001
CINCINNATI – For leaving her children alone with a 10-foot snake while she was getting drunk, Lynette Hudson will spend 17 months behind bars.
Ahhhhhh! How does this kind of stuff happen? How can people do this kind of things? I’m starting to get a little weary of the news because sick shit is always happening. Everytime I read an article like this I renew my vow not to have children - I don’t want them running around in this crappy world (full of pythons and bars.) I guess I really don’t want them to get hurt more than anything.
My insides keep screaming, “What the hell is going on in this world?” because I can’t reconcile things in my mind anymore.
Sorry, I guess this might not belong in the Pit, but I am truely upset, I’m just too enraged to express all my angst.
[Edited by UncleBeer on 02-22-2001 at 03:02 PM]