America’s Screwy Priorities or My Week on Twitter

So a Twitter friend tweeted this news story: http://www.wtae.com/national/sheriff-no-one-tried-to-stop-beach-gangrape/32361986

Which prompted me to say this:

https://twitter.com/redpenmamapgh/status/588510156759109632

And this:

https://twitter.com/redpenmamapgh/status/588513351539490816

IT’S NOT HARD, PEOPLE! Rape is an actual crime; drugging a woman on spring break and then publicly assaulting her — ILLEGAL. Standing around and watching, ALSO A CRIME. Shades of The Accused right there.

The part that depressed me the most about the news story? “This is isn’t the first tape. It’s not the second tape.”

THIS KEEPS HAPPENING. AND NO ONE DOES JACK SHIT.

What is wrong with those people? Call the cops.

Now, crazy-passionate Maryland “free range” parents aside — I know a lot of people think something is fishy with the Meitevs’ story — actually letting children play outside alone, especially if they are over, say, 8 years old is not illegal. Fingers may get itchy seeing children walking or biking around the neighborhood without direct adult supervision, but guess what? NOT ILLEGAL.

(Yes, if you see a toddler wandering in the street, you may call the cops.)

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And then of course:

https://twitter.com/redpenmamapgh/status/588758366543077377

There is not a scale in the men’s room; I asked.

Now, if the scale is there because women do Weight Watchers and need to monitor their weight, that’s… well, I guess having a scale in the ladies’ room is an option. However, I am seriously thinking of asking the person who put the scale in the ladies’ room to move it into the coat room. Equal opportunity access.

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What screwed up priorities are in your life this week?