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Monday, May 5, 2008

Every Child Deserves a Mother and a Father…

posted by on May 5 at 11:15 AM

Three children were taken into protective custody after their parents passed out drunk in a hotel reception [area] during a holiday in the Algarve.

The children, aged one, two and six, were taken to a children’s home on Friday…. The police were called shortly after the couple returned to the Aparthotel Mourabel in Vilamoura at around 10pm. A barman at the hotel, who did not want to be named, said: “The husband collapsed in the hotel reception while his wife staggered into the bar with her children and fell into a chair.”

The hotel manager said: “She was struggling with the pushchair, swaying from side to side. The six-year-old boy was pushing the other buggy with the two-year-old in it….

“We tried to wake her, we tried to put some water on her face and head to wake her but she was very, very bad. She started to be sick every minute.” … Dr Luis Villas-Boas, director of the home in Faro where the children were taken, said: “It’s normal for a couple for one to drink while the other doesn’t. The problem here is that they were both passed out. It was extreme neglect and abandonment.”

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"Dorothy Screws "witnessed her only son, U.S. Army Pvt. Tommie Edward Jones, commit suicide right before her eyes six weeks ago in Colorado.

One thing Screws and her family did not know until after her son’s death — which occurred March 25 at Fort Carson, Colo. — was that Jones, 27, had Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from when he fought in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007"

But war is good for children. Dan Savage told us that in his pro-war October 2002 article.

Posted by Make my day | May 5, 2008 12:23 PM

oh, gimme a break. the kids were probably drinking too.

Posted by max solomon | May 5, 2008 12:27 PM

This is funny! If you type in the name of that pro-war article (I referenced above) by Dan Savage in 2002 when he called for war on I_R_A_Q_. The spam filter catches it. SLOG is censoring references to an article written by Dan Savage. THAT is funny.

Posted by Make my day | May 5, 2008 12:27 PM

Because only moms and dads get too drunk! Stop heterosexual drinking NOW.

Posted by Bob | May 5, 2008 12:37 PM

Dan Savage 10-2002

“War may be bad for children and other living things, but there are times when peace is worse for children and other living things, and this is one of those times.”

“In the meantime, invading and rebuilding Iraq will not only free the Iraqi people, it will also make the Saudis aware of the consequences they face if they continue to oppress their own people while exporting terrorism and terrorists. The War on Iraq will make it clear to our friends and enemies in the Middle East (and elsewhere) that we mean business: Free your people, reform your societies, liberalize, and democratize… or we’re going to come over there, remove you from power, free your people, and reform your societies for ourselves

Posted by Copte Fartf | May 5, 2008 12:43 PM

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