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McDonalds Fires Mom Who Let Daughter Go To Park By Herself Because Who Wants A Troublemaker?

Just because there’s almost no story that couldn’t stand to get a little uglier, McDonalds has gone and fired Debra Harrell, the woman who was arrested last week for letting her 9-year-old daughter go play in a park unattended during Harrell’s shift at McDonalds. (As you recall, a helpful citizen called the police after talking to the girl and finding out she was alone.) The company wouldn’t say why Harrell had been fired, saying that discussing the matter would be “inappropriate.” Why, yes, you may wish to spit McMuffin chunks at your computer monitor now.

Harrell’s attorney, Robert Phillips, who is representing her pro bono, said that she has been released from jail on bond and has been reunited with her daughter, who had been taken into state care after Harrell’s arrest. A case against Harrell is still going forward, because letting children play in parks by themselves is utterly unprecedented. Besides, you know what can happen when children are left unsupervised — they might float on a raft down the Mississippi or fall down a rabbit hole or go off and find Narnia or something.

smdxn:

McDonalds Fires Mom Who Let Daughter Go To Park By Herself Because Who Wants A Troublemaker?

Just because there’s almost no story that couldn’t stand to get a little uglier, McDonalds has gone and fired Debra Harrell, the woman who was arrested last week for letting her 9-year-old daughter go play in a park unattended during Harrell’s shift at McDonalds. (As you recall, a helpful citizen called the police after talking to the girl and finding out she was alone.) The company wouldn’t say why Harrell had been fired, saying that discussing the matter would be “inappropriate.” Why, yes, you may wish to spit McMuffin chunks at your computer monitor now.

Harrell’s attorney, Robert Phillips, who is representing her pro bono, said that she has been released from jail on bond and has been reunited with her daughter, who had been taken into state care after Harrell’s arrest. A case against Harrell is still going forward, because letting children play in parks by themselves is utterly unprecedented. Besides, you know what can happen when children are left unsupervised — they might float on a raft down the Mississippi or fall down a rabbit hole or go off and find Narnia or something.

(via cognitivedissonance)

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Gov. Rick Perry deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to border

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We’ll show those… kids!

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"If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual [gay] sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything. Does that undermine the fabric of our society ? I would argue yes, it does." .. (leading Republican Rick Santorum)

cartoonpolitics:

"If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual [gay] sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. You have the right to anything. Does that undermine the fabric of our society ? I would argue yes, it does." .. (leading Republican Rick Santorum)

(via recall-all-republicans)

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"Nearly two out of every three minimum wage workers in this country is a woman. And many of those women are the primary caregivers in their households. And yet we’re still trapped in this cycle in which conservative lawmakers and others on the right ignore all of this in favor of platitudes about personal responsibility and talking points that will do absolutely nothing to help working parents — particularly working mothers — care for themselves and their families."

Conservatives are clueless about parenting issues. (via salon)

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Elizabeth Warren is making sense. Again.

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Most significantly, [Warren’s] speech now contains a pointed passage on international trade, in which deals like NAFTA and the upcoming TPP deal are framed as yet another way the dice are loaded, and another example of there not being any pea under any of the shells. “These…

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