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Discussion in 'Current Events' started by edesignuk, May 13, 2008.
I guess it's all about priorities.
This sounds like something I'd expect to happen here in the great white-trash state of Ohio.
Huh? Why is that bad?
The kid should've been holding the case.
well the kid can heal.
Beer on the other hand can not.
But it happened in the great white-trash country of Australia.
The Northern Territories isn't a place particularly famous for responsible drinking, or normal behaviour. Things goes on there.......weird things.
Why I outta....
Seriously, bones heal, cuts heal, scratches heal but a busted beer - there's no coming back from that...
Was it something like this?
Parent of the Day
Driver buckles beer in car, but not child
DARWIN, Australia (AP) -- An Australian driver who secured a carton of beer in his car with a seat belt but left a 5-year-old child unrestrained was fined 750 Australian dollars ($710; 460), police said Tuesday.
Constable Wayne Burnett said he was "shocked and appalled" when he pulled over the unregistered car on Friday in the central Australian town of Alice Springs.
The 30-can carton was strapped in between the two adults sitting in the back seat of the car. The child was also in back, on the vehicle's floor.
"The child was sitting in the lump in the center, unrestrained," Burnett told reporters Tuesday.
"I haven't ever seen something like this before," he said. "This is the first time that the beer has taken priority over a child."
The driver was fined for driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle, and for failing to ensure a child was wearing a seat belt.
Alice Springs Police Superintendent Sean Parnell expressed shock at the incident in a statement released Tuesday.
"This serves as a timely reminder to all drivers to ensure they wear seat belts and ensure as is their responsibility that all passengers in their vehicle are secured in the appropriate manner," he said.
I thought this had a familiar ring to it.
Oooh, she's a classy bird alright!
Re-enforcing Stereotype of Australians?
Does this article just point to the stereotypical image of an Aussie bloke or what?
Made me laugh though!
No, at 5 a booster seat is most likely required so the kid should have been strapped in on top of the case.
How many kids owe their existence to alcohol?
if it does, that wasn't my intention. I just thought we'd dedicate a thread to parenting excellence.
Cops: Mom gave daughter weapon, encouraged her to fight
What can you say? Bad parenting is the gift that keeps on giving. That said, that primitive tribe of humans that first thought of teaching their young to use sticks and rocks to fight were probably considered to be the Einsteins of their era.
2 months after booze-up, "We gotta get married, quick!!!"
I completely agree. Strapping the case in only exposes it to all the bumps and jolts of the car as it goes along, and no-one likes their beer being all shaken up. Unless you have great suspension in your vehicle, giving it to the kid to hold will always result in a softer ride for the beer.
Would that be considered irony?
Well they are named after the same guy. And to win a Darwin award, you need to exhibit extreme stupidity in killing yourself. No-one died, and it was his kid in danger. So I vote no on the irony, it was just stupidity.
Though, you could argue that if he had ended up killing his kid it would have been removing part of his genes (50%) from the gene pool. I still vote no.
Not really - the post above makes it clear. However, I'm surprised there aren't more news stories of this kind coming out of Darwin, seeing as NOTHING ever happens there.
Ok, ok, I tell a lie. The most boring time of my life happened there.
Not necessarily, you just need to remove your capacity to reproduce. Accidental (or intentional and drug-fueled) self-castration works wonders.
What was her name?
She buckled in Busch Beer??? That's really sad. Bad enough that swill was even in the car, much less buckled in.