I’d like to ask you all at what age do you consider a child no longer a child? Some people feel if you’re 18 and can vote, get married and go to war, you should be able to have a drink. Other people feel the drinking age should be 21 because the brain doesn’t develop until then yada, yada, yada…..Some people think 16 years old is too young to drive and that kids don’t develop good driving and decision-making skills until a few years later in life.
Today I was told that 16 was no longer a child.
Now I’m going to switch gears for a second. I was also told this morning that the only reason Bristol Palin didn’t get voted off Dancing With The Stars last Tues night was because of her mom. That everyone was voting for her. Then I was told that her mothers reality show was a bomb and a flop and that nobody liked her. So if nobody liked her, why are they voting for her daughter? I didn’t get an answer for that question. “Someone” did a little dance around that question and she doesn’t even watch the stupid show.
Then I go on Facebook and I see one of the most right-wing liberal’s I know. Champion of all “causes.” Mr live in San Fransisco and defender of gays and people who are bullied and all around activist and Mr Democrat, state this: “Wow, those Palins — such a classy bunch!” with a link to TMZ no less. When I read what was on that link, my stomach got a funny feeling because I hated the way they talked but then I had to step back and remember that Willow is only 16 and I feel she felt like she was protecting her family. I feel she felt backed into a corner so I replied that “kids say really stupid things sometimes.” To which a war erupted and I was told that 16 was an adult and that she is no longer a child.
Then another person who I hate to bring up because I love her to death but she hates Sarah Palin too (she would hate any Republican) so she was right in there talking about this child again and she’s the champion bullying advocate and yet she blasts this kid online. I honestly couldn’t believe it. She was so upset by all the gay teen suicides and is always standing up for kids and yet she chooses to trash this girl on Facebook for the world to see. What kind of a champion advocate for kids is this? Or do you only back underlings and democrats? That kids of politicians on the “wrong” side are fair game to make fun of a quite frankly, bully.
I guess what really bothers me the most is the hate when someone isn’t the same political party as you are. Why do people need to hate this way? I made the comment last week that I am really going to miss Don Shelby when he retires after the week and was told that “so and so doesn’t like Don” and I asked why on earth not (because everyone does) and was told “because he’s a democrat.” WHAT?? WHY?? Why should that possibly matter if you like someone or not?
I get so sick of politics. I agree with Obama when he said to leave the kids out of this. I really do. Why should these kids get drug through the mud because at times their parents do dumb things?
What do you all think? Is 16 no longer a child and is she fair game this way? I feel very bad for her and I almost hate the Internet for this reason. I know when my boys were 16 they were still very much wet behind the ears and neither of them were anywhere near being an adult. Boy, would I ever hate to have what I said and did at 16 come to light.
Side-note: I hate the names Willow called that boy and don’t even begin to think it’s okay. I also don’t feel it’s okay for adults to rake these kids over the coals for the bad choices made by the parents. They often don’t have a choice. I’m sure they hate being on a reality show and drug around like they are but it’s not up to them. What are they supposed to do? Move out?? Lastly, kids very often lash out and say “your mom’s fatter than mine” and “my dogs better than your dog” and that’s the way it’s always been. The names have gotten a lot nastier now though.
I just think kids should be off limits and if the gossip rags are dirty enough to try and use them, we as adults should ignore what the gossip rags say and not jump into the mud with the pigs.