Monday, April 14, 2014

Kids suffer when their parents lose their health insurance. Maine knows this firsthand

We all know by now that Medicaid expansion in Maine has failed.  That means that about 70,000 people in Maine will have to go without federally funded health care which the poor in other states are enjoying.

Well don't blame me because I didn't vote for LePage.

Glenburn family upset after 13-year-old girl, older sister turned away from father-daughter dance

Controversy erupted in Glenburn after a 13-year-old girl and her older sister were turned away from the “Butterfly Kisses” father-daughter dance on Friday night.

The squabble has both sides questioning whether the concept of the father-daughter or mother-son dance is exclusionary and outdated in a time when fewer and fewer families have a structure considered “traditional.”

Outdated or not, there's nothing wrong with it.  

Auburn school, same-sex parents at odds over essay

Sixth-grader’s essay topic about her mothers not picked for group assignment

I have to stick up for the school on this one.  Nothing against LGBT's but give it a break.  We don't need to have your lifestyle shoved down our kids throats at school.
A child at a New Sharon home potentially saved two adults’ lives after a presumed heroin overdose by calling a relative who then dialed 911, according to the Maine State Police.

Ayla Reynolds Final Vigil

The mother of missing Waterville toddler Ayla Reynolds closed a chapter in the story of her daughter's disappearance.

Police and advocates call for end to child abuse

April is known as National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Police and advocates call for end to child abuse 
Police and victims’ advocates explain the costs of child abuse and neglect during a Tuesday gathering at the State House to mark the beginning of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Bangor man charged with felony assault of 1-year-old

A local man is in Penobscot County Jail waiting to be arraigned on charges that he assaulted a 1-year-old child, Bangor police said Tuesday.

Farmington parents charged with child endangerment

Parents of a young boy face child endangerment charges after several people reported a child under age 5 running down Route 4 on Thursday afternoon.

Man accused of tattooing teens

Berwick police have arrested a man who is accused of tattooing teens and possessing heroin and firearms.

Bath man charged with threatening boys at elementary school, says he was defending son

A 34-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after police say he threatened a group of 10-year-old boys at a local elementary school.

Father accused of abusing, using shock collar on children

James Kuhn
This is apparently another one of those juicy stories that news reporters love to sink their teeth into.
Some people just shouldn't be parents.

April School News - Maine high school graduation rate increased for fourth straight year in 2013

Finally some good news to share...

Being a drop out gets you nowhere in this day and age.  Unless you're good at kissing ass of course.

School Lunch

So what else is going on with our schools this month?  Keep checking back as I'll be updating this post throughout April.
School's Closing
School Construction Projects

Mainers to join in cloth-diaper-changing world record attempt

Pampers are so much easier to deal with.

To each her own I guess.

Driving Like An Idiot With The Kids In The Car

24-year-old Cheryl Gibson, a mother from Cornish was arrested this past week for driving either 123, 124 or 127 MPH on the Maine Turnpike in Saco depending on what news report you buy into.  I'm not sure which one of these is accurate, but that doesn't matter because according to the police, these kids could have been killed.

So who is claiming what speed?  Let's see.

I doubt that the discrepancy between the news reports will help her in court or in her upcoming child abuse investigation by Maine's Child Protective Services who will always pick the bigger number to make things appear worse.  

April Pedo's - Guys who should be beaten while in jail.

Thank Goodness we have Governor Paul LePage looking out for the safety and welfare of our children and keeping us and our children safe from all of these sick and filthy pedophiles out there.

former Maine State Police chief Andrew Demers
Maine's jails are apparently filling up with these scum bags, many of whom come from respectable positions in society.  For example, former Maine State Police chief Andrew Demers is now facing a charge of gross sexual conduct.

Of course the news media around here loves a good juicy story like this.  It's how they get the stupid people to buy a newspaper.  After all, the normal among us is simply not interested in reading about politics or why our taxes keep going up.  It's just not as important as the blood and guts child abuse stories that keep popping up.  

Michael GagnonI also think that the news media people get off on making you all paranoid.  If they had their way you'd be thinking that there are pedophiles everywhere.  And they are everywhere. 

Anyway it's important to expose these scum bags because they do often take positions where they have easy access to children.  The infamous story of a teacher or a coach getting busted for having sex with a student, for example, often pops up...  
My heart goes out to the victims, and for the pedo's... I hope they like their new jail cells.  Here are the one's you'll be reading about in April.  I will update this post throughout the month.  
Don't let these guys near your kids.  

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

LePage pushes awareness, prevention of child abuse in Maine

This is kind of an oxymoron if you ask me.
Yet he cuts off services to parents that help keep kids safe in the home...
The most cost effective way to keep kids safe is to provide services to the families while they are still in the home.  It's also best for the kids.
but he is against that because it requires tax money to be spent on various "welfare programs."
He would much rather spend an additional $4.2 million to keep kids in foster care, while blaming it on a drug abuse epidemic, when really the reason that most kids are removed is because the parents are poor.

  • Mercenary motherhood (Article by Mary Callahan who led Maine's child welfare reform efforts under Gov. Baldacci, published in the Los Angeles Times)

This is not saying that there are not cases where children need to be removed from their homes, as there are, but that should be an absolute last resort.  Foster care damages the kids.  They come out of it all messed up.

He said he and his wife adopted Collins-Faunce in 1997, after the boy had been in six foster homes over the course of five years. Collins-Faunce is now 23. 
Police say in court papers that Collins-Faunce was physically and sexually abused while in foster care, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and has been taking medication for it.