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August 28, 2011

Spoiled Children like Conservatives

Filed under: Uncategorized — trp2011 @ 1:45 PM

Although there are many young people in the United States who work for equal rights, there must be some who grow into conservative politicians. This article made me think about the childhood and parenting that the party of “no” might have.

Stephen (23) and Kathryn Miner (20), who grew up in a $1.5 million home with their attorney father, sued their mother, Kimberly Garrity, for “bad mothering,” seeking more than $50,000 for “emotional distress.” Within the foot-tall court record are a list of these “offences” that Garrity supposedly committed against her children:

Failed to buy toys for Stephen when Kathryn visited Garrity;

Failed to take Kathryn  to a car show;

Offered to provide college financial assistance to Steven and not Kathryn;

Told her then 7-year-old son that if he didn’t buckle his seat belt that she would call the police;

Haggled over the amount to spend for party dresses;

Called Kathryn at midnight to tell her to return home from a homecoming celebration;

Sent Stephen an “inappropriate” birthday card with a picture of tomatoes spread across a table that are indistinguishable except for the one in the middle with googly eyes and Garrity’s handwriting that said, “Son I got you this Birthday card because it’s just like you…different from all the rest! and signed “Have a great day! Love & Hugs, Mom xoxoxo”;

Failed to send other cards or care packages to Stephen in college.

The two young people were represented by three attorneys, including their father, Stephen Miner I, who said that he had tried to dissuade his son and daughter from bringing the case. Tried to dissuade. I guess that the elder Miner is incapable of telling his children “no,” a situation that conservative politicians’ parents may had also had.

Thus we have a political climate in which over half the members of Congress think that they should get their own way all the time and pout when they don’t. An Illinois appeals court ruled against the Miners; the people should do the same thing to the Republicans.

1 Comment »

  1. Your post was relatively amusing, especially the part where you take a straightforward case about two very spoiled children, and punch it up within the framework of your own narrow minded political agenda. Let’s be honest: while it’s fun and sometimes self gratifying to spin a news story to favor our own personal views, it’s quite dishonest. These “children” are no more a parallel for conservatives than they are liberals. I could make the argument that it is those left of center folks who espouse an entitlement mentality and who stubbornly refuse to compromise, and I’d be as right as you think you are in your post. I’m not sure by what faulty logic you arrived at such a ludicrous conclusion, but you really should just let a story about 2 suburban brats be a story about 2 suburban brats – and not a platform for your political views. Otherwise you’re just fueling the fire of divisiveness, and helping to widen the gulf between the aisles.


    Comment by Seraglio — August 30, 2011 @ 2:55 PM | Reply

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