Archive | December, 2011

A Mother’s Twelve Days of Christmas

[TO BE SUNG IN YOUR OUTSIDE VOICE]   On the first day of Christmas, Santa sent to me - family care credit for Social Secur-i-ty.   On the second day of Christmas, Santa sent to me, two reliable sitters, and family care credit for Social Secur-i-ty.   On the third day of Christmas, Santa sent to [...]

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“Mother Denied Aid Shoots Children, Self”

So reads a very small headline in today’s Washington Post.  The brief item states that a 38-year-old Texan mother of two was “unable to qualify for food stamps for months.”   She walked into the state welfare office, initiating a seven hour standoff with authorities, during which she shot her 12-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son.  [...]

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