Truth to Power

What do these two stories have in common?

Boy Booked for Opening Christmas Present

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A fed-up mother had her 12-year-old son arrested for allegedly rummaging through his great-grandmother’s things and playing with his Christmas present early.

The mother called police Sunday after learning her son had disobeyed orders and repeatedly taken a Game Boy from its hiding place at his great-grandmother’s house next door and played it. He was arrested on petty larceny charges, taken to the police station in handcuffs and held until his mother picked him up after church.

“My grandmother went out of her way to lay away a toy and paid on this thing for months,” said the boy’s mother, Brandi Ervin. “It was only to teach my son a lesson. He’s been going through life doing things … and getting away with it.”</i>

New York bans trans fat at restaurants

New York- New York City on Tuesday became the first US city to ban trans fat in food at restaurants, a move hailed by health advocates, but one which may be difficult for chefs who relied on trans fat to enhance the taste buds.

A parent who can’t, or won’t parent, and a city of people deemed unwilling or unable to eat someones definition of “healthy”. Here’s a shoutout to the negligent parent and the health board nannies:

Abuse of government power doesn’t relieve you of personal responsibility, mom. And I’ll eat, smoke, drink whatever the fuck I feel like- because it doesn’t effect anyone but myself. So stop stealing my money at the point of a gun to ram your notion of health down my throat.

Government is not god. Hell, god isn’t even god. We, each of us, is god. And this god says:

Leave me the hell alone. Now.


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