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Tam - posted on 03/04/2012

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Makes you wonder how long it will be before they start legislating that being a working mom is child abuse, too.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 03/04/2012

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Johnny, thankfully not all states are like that. Back in New York they're quite moderate (more Democrat than Republican) and recently passed a bill legalizing same sex marriages. It's more likely that the reason this bill is getting so much attention is because of how ridiculous it is. Hopefully with enough bad press this bill will fail back in Wisconsin.



Kalloosit, Republican is the name of a political party in the US also known as the GOP or Grand old Party (though I can't say there's much grand about their actions as of late). They're known for being conservative (the Conservative Party in Canada has nothing on them) and more religious than the Democratic party (Not exactly the same as the NDP here in Canada) Recently they've been making their mark by shoving their morals onto the US citizens and generally behaiving as the Nanny party even though they keep claiming they want Government out of people's lives. Heh and as you can tell I'm more of a Democrat myself.

Brittany - posted on 03/13/2012

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So let me get this straight....being in a single parent home is MORE abusive then the child hearing mom and dad argue all the time?

Seeing mom (or dad) cry, all the time?

Hearing about Dad (or mom) cheating, all the time?

Dad (or mom) coming home late, all the time?

Finding things on computers they should not find?

Or harboring feeling that the fights are all their fault?



I come from a "broken home". When I say that I mean when my parents were married it was broken. My Dad was a workaholic, my mom drank, when they were together they argued. I can not remember a peaceful family vacation. I don't think I ever saw my Mother smile when I was a child.



When I was 13 and they finally ended it, that was the best thing they ever did for myself and my little brother. They separated (remained friends for many years) and they both were happy. We stayed with out Daddy because, Mom was staying with a friend (who she later married and he has since passed on). My Dad still worked a lot but, that is the nature of his job. Mom would come over once a day to wash our laundry and that went on for years.



I am glad my parents did that. I would much rather see them apart and happy then together and miserable.

Merry - posted on 03/07/2012

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It's really not that bad here. Honestly, when it comes to parenting laws Wisconsin is one of the best. This is really a doozy and I doubt it will make it far.

Erin - posted on 03/06/2012

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All of this stuff that is happening, in regards to women's rights is sickening to me. It makes me glad that I don't have a daughter (as of right now) that will have to grow up dealing with this kind of crap.



I think that the republicans are afraid. I really think that the US needs to elect a woman president, but not Sarah Palin. What would the republicans do then?

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♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 03/13/2012

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Exactly Brittany! Now I'm lucky, my parents may have fought from time to time. But they worked things out and have been together for nearly 38 years.



However my husband's parents fought all the time over every little thing. There's a chance that his brothers and even my husband may not really be his dad's sons because my FIL believes my MIL was cheating on him. They fought all the time. my husband has no happy childhood memories. They finally divorced when DH was around 12 years old and continued to make his life miserable until... well sometimes his mom still does it.



I can't see how my husband's childhood was beneficial to him or his brothers.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 03/12/2012

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I think so Tracey. And it looks like BC is trying to get in on it even though we're CANADIAN Bill 22 anyone?

Tracey - posted on 03/12/2012

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Is there a senate competition to see who can pass the most offensive / ridiculous law?

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 03/12/2012

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Hell the majority of dual parent homes, the mother is the head of the family! Bullshit!

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 03/11/2012

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I agree Andrea. I was a single mom for 5 years and my daughter is just fine.



I wonder if it's just a coincidence that the majority of single parent homes are headed by women.. who are also having their reproductive rights put at risk.

Andrea - posted on 03/11/2012

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I think this bill is sad. I believe some great people have come from single parent homes. I hope it does not pass.

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 03/07/2012

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Sounds good to me!! ;)

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 03/07/2012

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I believe most Americans would take Harper over what the GOP has been offering us. Then we could vote him out with a pyramid scheme vote.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 03/07/2012

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The big question we should ask now is: when do we want Canada to invade?

Desiree - posted on 03/07/2012

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Only one thing comes to mind.

Thank God I don't Live in Winsconsin, and here I thought south African laws were outdated, but this one takes the cake.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 03/06/2012

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LOL Jen!



Ok here's mine. I'm sorry senator that my first husband left me for the woman he'd been cheating on me with for our entire marriage. But since he's a man and was remarried before I was I gladly submit that I was abusing my child by being a loving single mom to her. Never mind that my parents (who are Catholics- shit!) were helping me and my ex husband is verbaly and emotionally abusive I should have allowed him to maintain full custody.



I doubt I've gotten better though even though I remarried since my new husband is not only Canadian, but an Atheist. Oh! And he supports socialized medicine. Shit again. Next time I'll leave my babies with idolating Catholics.

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I'm so sorry to this senator that my first husband left us. It must have been my fault completely and what a horrible woman I am.



I guess I should have just committed suicide and given my infant son to a nice white Christian (and the RIGHT kind of Christian) couple to raise up.

Mrs. - posted on 03/05/2012

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I was born in WI. The Koch brothers are the ever looming vultures over the state sometimes. It is real shame that this is coming out of my birthplace.



I promise everything coming out of WI doesn't smell of bull dung.



You have to wonder though about how scared of women the men who suggest these ridiculous laws are? When was the last time a woman in their lives actually told them the truth about how they feel? Maybe they've had their women lobotomized or something?

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 03/04/2012

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Unfrickenbelieveable! I am appalled that there are people with these mind thoughts that are able to walk this earth, let alone are in a governing position! I think they are worried that too many woman are smarter than their sorry asses. They have to come up with something to make sure we don't rule the world, unfortunately for them, they don't realize we already do. If it wasn't for woman the world would be a sorryful place! I know many men, in high positions that also believe that. Women do awesome jobs at everything they do and they pretty much do everything!



These dicks are just scrambling to put a lid on the fact that we are a wonderful part of the human species and can endure a hell of a lot more than them...



Oh and I LOVE Loblaws (Superstore)!! ;)

Merry - posted on 03/04/2012

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Well I gotta say I love my state of Wisconsin but not for this!

Wisconsin does many things well, and some not so good stuff like this crap and it's anti cosleeping campaign.

And for the record, I don't drink beer, I don't watch football, and I don't eat a lot of cheese

There's more to Wisconsin then that!

Jodi - posted on 03/04/2012

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I live in Wisconsin, and shit like this is happening left and right. Thankfully, manyt hings are getting shut down before they even get anywhere. It is a bit unnerving living in a state that keeps coming up with bills like these.



The really sad part...my husband's uncle, the one I'm calling Bob, the hard core conservative republican...he agrees with this bill. He stated that single family homes aren't "real" famillies. Most sad of all? He raised his 3 children by himself. I wonder what they must think and feel when he says things like that?



It's kind of scary to think of having my rights stripped and being less of an American simply because I'm the owner of a vagina between my legs.

Pam - posted on 03/04/2012

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Oh yes, the superstore, I actually got it there, silly me, I got them mixed up. They're on sale here in Ottawa, I bought it for only 2 bucks :-D and its perfect for spring/fall, plus its very stretchy so if she doesn't lose it, she'll have it for a long time. Joe's a wonderful brand, and we've been waiting for target for a while now, I'm excited!



Back on topic, I dont think this bill will go anywhere, its very backwards and I dont think the people of that state or even Obama would let something like that happen. It just doesn't make sense. So weird coming from an old dude with no wife or kids...

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 03/04/2012

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Krista I know, DH's cousins give my daughters hand me downs and a lot of their stuff is from Joe :) I can't wait til Target gets here next year and we have their clothes. Exhileration makes really cute girl clothes.



Amanda LOL So basically all parents contribute to child abuse and neglect. Maybe we should just outlaw being a parent instead? Except birth control is immoral and so is sterilization. Crap.

Amanda - posted on 03/04/2012

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"the board shall emphasize parenthood as a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect."



:0)

Krista - posted on 03/04/2012

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Yes, it is, Megan. :) And totally OT, but Joe clothes for kids are SO freaking cute!

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 03/04/2012

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No problem I'm from the US so I know about my political parties, but I'm still confused about the ones in Canada. I live in BC now and right now the Liberal party is busy ruining my daughter's education (imo, not everyone's of course) by insisting that teachers add 10-15 more children to their classes and keeping their pay lower than their counterparts in other provinces.



Christy Clark (our Premier) is also doing the same with the lower level health care providers. My MIL is a CNA and 4 years ago her pay was cut by 15% before she was given a raise and she hasn't had a raise in 4 years. Meanwhile the Liberal party keeps making cuts to health care and then congratulating themselves with raises of their own while people who rely on health care services suffer.



Now off topic I haven't been to Loblaws, but isn't Canada's Super Store the same thing?

Pam - posted on 03/04/2012

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well thanks for explaining that, I never would have known. The nanny party lol~

Mother - posted on 03/04/2012

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Kalloosit -- COMPLETELY off topic but I have to ask. Assuming that is your daughter in the photo....did you knit her hat?? It's adorable. If so. pattern availability??

Pam - posted on 03/04/2012

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uhmmm really? people like this can be a senate? Pardon my miseducation, I come from Canada..what is a republican and why do they think like this?

Johnny - posted on 03/04/2012

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Ah, the Repub-libans strike again. Soon you'll all have to wear head coverings and not be seen outside without a related male escort. Enjoy!

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 03/04/2012

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I read about that. Turns out when I was living in New York I was an abusive parent simply because I was single. Fancy that. And it's also nice to know that if a bill like this had passed in my state (meaning NY since I now live in BC) before last year my mentally and verbally abusive ex husband would be seen as the better parent. FFS!



Here's a nice excerpt. Luckily I only woke up a few minutes ago so I haven't eatten anything I could throw right back up onto my computer.



Senate Bill 507 is sponsored by Republican Senator Glenn Grothman of West Bend. If passed into law, SB507 would formally consider single parenthood a contributing factor to child abuse. Since most single parents are women, it doesn't take a Vince Lombardi to see that the game plan here is to inch toward criminalizing a woman's state of nonmarriage. The proposed law states,



Section 1. 48.982 (2) (g) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:

48.982 (2) (g) 2. Promote statewide educational and public awareness campaigns and materials for the purpose of developing public awareness of the problems of child abuse and neglect. In promoting those campaigns and materials, the board shall emphasize nonmarital parenthood as a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect.



Section 2. 48.982 (2) (g) 4. of the statutes is amended to read:

48.982 (2) (g) 4. Disseminate information about the problems of and methods of preventing child abuse and neglect to the public and to organizations concerned with those problems. In disseminating that information, the board shall emphasize nonmarital parenthood as a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect.




How anyone with an ounce of compassion and a working brain could actually believe that type of drivel is beyond me. But then again given the current GOP presidential candidates, the accusations of women being on BC are basically whores and men with multiple marriages are talking about preserving the sanctity of an institution that they've been dragging through the mud for years you'd have to be living in a fantasy world to believe that some Republicans don't believe this crap.

Krista - posted on 03/04/2012

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Another batshit insane law suggested by Republicans. And of course, its no coincidence that most single parents are women.



I swear, why don't they just admit that they hate women already and be done with it?

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