Monday, August 4, 2008

I know, I know

I'm behind in entertaining you all.

Read THIS about a feral child (and the scumbag "mother" didn't even get jail time)

THIS has to be one of the most thoughtful and creative gifts ever given by a man.

HERE is an article about internet trolls. Thankfully, we've had nothing but amateurs in the closet thus far. There are scarier, more pathetic people out there than we realize.

SOME GUY built an arc, just like Noah.

Hidden Van Gogh painting revealed by x-ray technology.

16 comments:

skinny fat chick said...

Oh my god.. I will not be able to stop thinking about the story about Dani all day... that is just unbelievable.

I've been a little stressed lately, but now I'm thinking I should never complain about my own problems again.

mrs said...

You need to put a cry disclaimer by the first story. Absolutely heart-breaking.

Melodie said...

OMG! That story about the "feral" girl was so sad. I can't believe DCF didn't take action sooner for her. At the very least, they should have done follow-ups visits after leaving her there.
And that woman! Getting off practically scott-free! She got in a car accident, so she doesn't have to do her community service?! Ridiculous!

The other stuff was neat, too.

Life, Love And Lola said...

The story about the little girk broke my heart! I wish she could come live with me. I would spoil her rotten!

Anonymous said...

I've been thinking of the story about Dani all morning. It breaks my heart that that "mother" took away all those years of her life. I cannot even imagine the living conditions (roaches in the freezer, feeces everywhere, 4 ft. high diaper hill, etc)
Seriously.....she got off scott free?!?!?!?!?!?!
Lesly

Cassie said...

That story about Dani broke my heart. I had a good little cry, and then went and gave my baby boy a good long hug...

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Wow. That feral child story is so unbelievable. And the mother makes me physically ill. She should have done to her for 7 years what she did to her daughter.

Judy said...

Unbelievable story. How could the sons not have even said something? Just disgusting. The lice and the bugs? OMG. Poor baby, no hugs or kisses, what a sad existence with no love. How can that mother not know what she did was wrong? Seriously, wtf is wrong with some people. My heart just aches for her. I am glad she is in a loving home now.

Anonymous said...

The story of Dani was so raw, thank you for sharing it and forcing me to count my blessings.

Renee said...

I held it together (on the brink of tears) during most of the Dani article, until I got to the part about her brother William and the things he's taught her, like peek-a-boo. Then I lost it! Bless that family that took her in. Dani's bio mom is effing delusional - she showed no remorse! And served no time....that's totally ridiculous. She didn't physically kill her daughter but she basically killed her emotionally. I'd be interested in some follow-up on Dani in a few years.

-The Renee

Me said...

The saddest part about the Danielle story is that there are certainly more like her.

Mitch said...

I am horrified at what people can do to their children. So so sad and selfish and horrifying. But, I must say that I am a proud of my neighbors in Fort Myers Beach taking in such a needy little girl! And, how sweet of her new brother to give up his room for her! His parents are teaching him such invaluable lessons.

Suzanne said...

That story about Dani was amazing....so well-written and thoughtful. It makes me sick to my stomach thinking about those poor kids. When I was pregnant with my 2nd child, I had horrible insomnia. I was up in the middle of the night and caught a movie on Lifetime called something like "Mockingbird Don't Sing" that was based on Genie, who was mentioned in the article. It really stayed with me, and I did some online research about feral children...there was also a documentary on TLC or DSC about feral children that was fascinating. There was some theory about how if a child doesn't learn to communicate by puberty, they never will. This theory was proven by Genie, who was 13 when she was discovered. Hopefully, Dani was have a better chance b/c she was rescued at a considerably younger age. I will pray for her and her incredible family....

the pink putter said...

The story of Dani was absolutely heartbreaking. I read it with tears rolling down my face.

And the mother! How can she get away with that? It turned my stomach to read about her-she has no remorse and seems to have no sense of doing anything wrong.

Joy said...

What is so sad there are so many Loving people out there that can not have children then these pathetic excuses for people have children and do things like this.

Adiel said...

Dani's story is so sad, but at least it has somewhat of a positive ending; hope.