Congratulations to this week’s Comment Contest winner – Karen.
I’m sure their hearts – or some part – are in the right place, but to me, this is just another example of a special interest group attempting to use the guns of government to force everyone to live their way. These folks are no different from those who want to punish people for using unapproved recreational drugs, for exchanging sexual favors for cash instead of dinner and a movie, for drinking or eating stuff which contains more sugar or fat than they approve of, for not wearing a seat belt or a motorcycle helmet, and on and on and on.
If all such people would simply get a life that does not involve worrying about the lives of everyone else, we’d have a lot less laws and need one helluva lot less government to enforce them and control us.
You may also have heard about 30-year-old Stanley Thornton Jr. of Redding, California. He’s a grown man who lives like a baby. Seriously. Crib, diapers, bottle, baby toys, baby talk, the whole deal. You can see him in the video promo, below.
I had to laugh at the “psychologist” who concluded that people feel threatened by Stanley’s behavior. No, doc, we’re not threatened. We’re pissed off because Stanley and his pretend mommy, who share an apartment, are both collecting Social Security Disability payments.
Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma has asked the Social Security Administration to look into this scam. And Stanley has threatened to kill himself of they cut off his check says the Washington Post.
If Stanley wants to live like an infant, that’s his business. When I have to chip in my tax dollars to enable his little fantasy life, then it’s my business. I hope the SSA tells this infantile deadbeat and his “mommy” to go get jobs and darn quickly because the public teat just ran out of milk.
What do you think about it. Watch the video and let me know.