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  • just a conservative girl 2:36 PM on 03/07/2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Just in Case You Were Unclear of Rachel Canning’s Motives – 18 Year Old Suing Her Parents Speaks 

    Oh my.  Ms. Rachel posted this on her Facebook fan page.  Education for Rachel.

    “Suburban baby boomer types are the spoiled lot, they make massive amount of money a year, they are used to flying to luxury destinations when they want, and buy things that they don’t need, people should be inclined to see things Rachel’s way.  We have been stunned by the financial greed of modern parents who are more concerned with retiring into some fantasy world rather than provide for their children’s college and young adult years. In today’s economy there are no more meaningful jobs and without family help it’s usually military or bust. We see parents like this every day, children were always an accessory to them and nothing more, once that accessory grew up and went out of fashion, much like a marriage that people allegedly commit to, the child becomes a throwaway, that’s just how it is.”

    Really?  How dare parents save for retirement?  What kind of monsters are they?  Go ahead and read the page, it is all me, me, me, and more me.  She talks about herself in the third person.

    She may have legal standing with her college fund as they are usually set up in the child’s name, but apparently that isn’t enough for this young woman.  She wants 100% of education funded.  It just amazes that the adults in her life are funding not only this behavior, but this mindset.  What are these parents teaching their own children?  I guess if one of this family’s kids commits a crime they can use the Affluenza defense.

    I do have one question for Ms. Rachel, if there are no more meaningful jobs why bother to spend the money on an education, you can just then sue for your family to support the rest of your life, right?  Oh yeah, you want to party for a few years.

     
    • AKA John Galt 2:37 PM on 03/07/2014 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on U.S. Constitutional Free Press.

    • Richard M Nixon (Deceased) 3:00 PM on 03/07/2014 Permalink | Reply

      I posted on her Facebook: “What “right” of obtaining education assistance? Show me where such a “right” is stated in the Constitution or Bill of Rights of this nation. Show where it is and I’ll guarantee your tuition and living expenses at any University in the US through a PhD.”

      • just a conservative girl 3:42 PM on 03/07/2014 Permalink | Reply

        She could care less about the constitution. This is all about her human rights. Her parents don’t need money to retire. They shouldn’t be taking vacations. They shouldn’t be using the money they worked hard for unless of course it is spent on her.

    • A.Men 8:34 AM on 03/13/2014 Permalink | Reply

      another braindead obomabot. Bossy?

  • just a conservative girl 1:11 PM on 03/03/2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , college tuition, , new jersey, , spoiled children   

    When Does Your Job as Parent End? New Jersey Teen Suing for Parents to Pay College Tuition 

    Rachel Canning, an 18-year-old senior in a private Catholic high school has filed suit in Superior Court in New Jersey to pay back bills on her high school tuition and to give her access to her college fund.  Rachel turned 18 last fall.  After her 18th birthday she moved in with the family of her best friend (whose father happens to be an attorney who is funding this lawsuit).  She has been attending school since that time and is an honor student.

    Her parents claim that she wasn’t following the rules of the household.  They say she wasn’t doing her chores, wasn’t coming home by her set curfew, was disrespectful, didn’t treat her sisters very well, and there seems to be an issue with a boyfriend that her parents don’t particularly care for.  They believe he is a “bad influence”.

    Sean Canning said that a DCP&P representative visited his home for about three hours last fall, found nothing amiss, determined that Rachel was “spoiled” and discontinued the investigation. He said that he and his wife are beside themselves that discord with their daughter has reached this level.

    Attorney Laurie Rush-Masuret, who represents the parents, said in court papers that Rachel emancipated herself and removed herself from her parent’s “sphere of influence” by voluntarily moving out of their house “as she did not want to abide by her parents’ rules….”

    Rush-Masuret and Sean Canning said that Rachel was seeing a therapist long before moving out and is supposed to take medication. The parents contend she had disciplinary problems at school last term, was suspended twice, ignored her curfew at home and bullied her younger sister.

    This in many ways boils down to our house, our rules.  Virtually every young adult has heard that coming from at least one of their parents.  But how far does the responsibility of parenting go once the child has turned of legal age?  She is still in high school so it does seem fair to me that her parents pay the back tuition of the school they had her enrolled in before this incident took place.  That seem very reasonable to me.  But she kind of loses me when it comes to the college education.

    No parent should be forced to pay for a college education.  Has that become a “right” now as well?  My parents didn’t pay for mine.  My mother was from a generation that believed that girls didn’t need to go to college.  She has since realized that is not true in the world we live in today, but when I was in high school and college, she firmly believed that.  Should I have taken her to court to try to get money?  That seems more than just a little absurd to me.

    We don’t know the details of what happened.  This is going to come down to the parents word against hers.  I am sure they will both be able to find witnesses that can testify to their version of the story.  It then leaves a judge to decide is it really the parents responsibility to support an adult while they are in college if they don’t want to?

    It seems that New Jersey law may be on her side:

    The mere fact that a child has turned 18 is not an automatic reason to stop financial support, according to Helfand and several longtime family attorneys in Morris County. A key court decision in the state specifies that, “A child’s admittance and attendance at college will overcome the rebuttable presumption that a child may be emancipated at age 18.”

    Prominent family-law attorneys Sheldon Simon and William Laufer both called the lawsuit highly unusual and Laufer said he has seen nothing like it in 40 years of practice.

    “A child is not emancipated until they’re on their own,” Simon said. “Even if a child and the parents don’t get along, that doesn’t relieve the parents of their responsibility.” Laufer noted that under New Jersey law, a child can still be declared nonemancipated even if there is a hiatus between high school graduation and college.

    So let me get this straight, a child turns 18, the legal age of adulthood in this country, finishes high school, hangs out for a year or two doing heavens knows what, decides to go back to college and then should be expected to remain a child and stay the financial responsibility of the parent?  Got it.

    Is it any wonder that people today are leaning more and more to nanny state government?  Now it could be that this law was designed for purposes of getting student loans.  If the child is still dependent on the parent for financial support, then the parents income is what grants and loans for college is based upon.  Most will likely receive more aid if they are nonemanicpated.  But in any case, it is still telling an adult that someone else is responsible for your life, your finances, and your choices.  I have no problem saying that to a parent who is under the age of 18 or still in high school.  But when do we draw the line, legally speaking?

    A parent that has a child that they feel is disrespectful and acting like a spoiled brat may have very good reason for saying hey honey, you are on your own.  You made these decisions now you live with the consequences of them.  The parents in this case have kept the car that they bought for their daughter.  They also say that they have done nothing with the college fund that they had set up for her and that she will have access to it.

    It will be very interesting to see how this case plays out.  Ms. Rachel should consider herself very lucky that I won’t be making this decision for her.  Her parents don’t owe her that college fund.  They did that because they wanted to, not because they “had” to.  It isn’t the responsibility of the parent to pay for a college education.  If they want to and can help that is wonderful, but it certainly isn’t something that is a “right” or should be forced by the rule of law.  The parents should pay the remaining tuition of her high school education.  After that, their job is done.  A college education can be had when the parents don’t pay for it, I am living proof of that.

     
    • AKA John Galt 1:14 PM on 03/03/2014 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on U.S. Constitutional Free Press.

    • Me 7:12 PM on 03/03/2014 Permalink | Reply

      I am baffled by this. My parents paid nothing into my college. I did it on my own by getting jobs. Yep, plural! It is called being responsible, also something one needs to maintain a college career. Darn right she is spoiled. Perhaps she could pop that silver spoon from her mouth, pick up a pen, and apply for some scholarships.

    • Lorenzo T Neal 8:07 AM on 03/04/2014 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on Zera Today Blog.

  • just a conservative girl 11:31 AM on 11/26/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , new jersey, tip   

    Gay Bashing Non-Tippers Have A Receipt Proving They Left 20% Tip 

    A server from New Jersey became a nationwide sensation after claiming she wasn’t tipped because she is gay.  How exactly the family is supposed to know if someone is gay or not just by looking at them is beyond me, especially in the world of metro sexual men.  But she put a receipt out on social media that showed no tip left on a $93 tab along with a note saying they couldn’t tip due to her lifestyle.  She has been getting donations pouring in from all over the country and become sort of like a folk hero for donating some of her windfall to The Wounded Warrior Project.

    A family has come forward with a receipt that matches the one that Ms. Morales has been showing off, the problem is that their receipt has not “hateful” note but does include a tip.  Actually quite a nice one, $18, close to 20%.  The family also has a copy of their visa bill that shows that a charge at that restaurant for that date with the dollar amount that matches the tab plus the tip.

    The woman in question said she believes that it started out as a misunderstanding that she thought the hostess told her that her server was named Dan and said

    “whoa, you’re not Dan.”

    The server story is slightly different:

    “oh I thought you were gonna say your name is Dan. You sure surprised us!”

    The family decided to come forward because the story didn’t seem to be going away.  I am glad that they did come forward because this young woman is profiting off a lie that she is somehow a victim of bias and hate.

    “I just felt like people have a right to know that — it’s fine if people want to donate to her or to the Wounded Warriors, but they’re doing it under a false pretense,”

    One would think that this young woman has some sort of agenda.  Whatever could that be?

     

     

     

     
  • just a conservative girl 6:20 AM on 11/04/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: disaster, , new jersey   

    Voting Info for New Jersey Residents 

    Confused about where to vote in NJ? Text 877877 with your address and they will tell you.

    I am sure that people in storm ravaged New Jersey are very confused.  While it may not be the first thing on their minds, but they need to able to have their voices heard too.

    Share this info.

     

     
  • just a conservative girl 6:19 AM on 11/01/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    The Sad Politics of a Tragedy 

    New Jersey and Parts of New York City are quite literally a disaster area.  Hospitals are without power after the back-up systems also failed.  The National Guard had to carry the patients out to relocate them to another hospital that can give them care.  There is little power, train stations are flooded, tracks are littered with debris (such as boats), some track is simply missing.  There are people in  New Jersey that have lost most of what they own.  Think about that, all their family photos, mementos, their keepsakes of people who have passed away; things that can never be replaced.

    Chris Christie is being given sh*t about saying that President Obama has been available and given him the resources he needs to help the citizens of his state rebuild their lives.  I am floored.  This is how far people are willing to go to play politics days before a presidential election?  A very sad state of affairs, very sad.  No, it is shameful.

    While of course going to survey the damage is nothing more than a photo-op, but the reality is this; had he not gone and done that photo-op he would be lambasted for that.  Sadly, we have gotten to the point in this country that no matter who is president when these tragedies take place they are a in a no-win situation; damned if they show up, damned if they don’t.

    Tucker Carlson has gone as far as to say that Christie can’t stand Romney and he is saying this to get back at him for some reason that he doesn’t clearly define.  Others have said he is positioning himself for a run for the presidency in 2016, therefore it is in his interests for Governor Romney to lose.

    It wasn’t all that long ago that people were talking about Christie was going to be the VP pick, and what a mistake that would be.  Christie was a supporter of Mitt early on, giving him calls of RINO for turning his back on the more conservative candidates.

    Lets look at the facts, Christie has travelled around the country to campaign for Mitt.  It seems to me that people are taking their hatred of President Obama out on Christie.  The truth of the matter is, the president does very little when it comes to a disaster.  Most of the work is done on the state level.  The president signs a declaration of major disaster that allows FEMA to start flowing federal money into the state.  But the real work is done by NGO’s such as The Red Cross, The United Way, and countless others.  The calls for the National Guard comes at the state level.  The federal government can do nothing without permission at the state level (Remember Gov. Blanco during Katrina dragging her heals?).

    Yes, there is an election in five days.  Yes, I personally believe that President Obama being re-elected would be a horrible for this country.  Yes, Governor Christie is not a conservative.  None of that changes the facts that we should be thinking about the people who are living in the aftermath of the storm before we think about the politics of it all.

    I think that the people who are criticizing Christie who is dealing with an overwhelming situation should STFU.  He is the one that is walking around looking at the affected areas with the residents and listening to their tears and stories of grief.  I watched a little of it on the news yesterday and I had tears streaming down my face watching this woman talk about the things from her deceased husband and son that were lost.  She is devastated.  While it is true that she should be grateful that she survived, it doesn’t make her loss any easier to deal with.  Her emotions are raw.

    I was appalled at how the left politicized Katrina and turned President Bush into a murderer and uncaring monster to score political points. I am equally appalled that it seems the right is bound and determined to do something similar to Governor Christie for simply saying that President Obama has helped to give him the resources he needs.

    This is not about politics.  This is about a tragedy of almost biblical proportions.  Real people are in pain, almost sixty people lost their lives, the temperatures in that area are dropping in the overnight, and these people are without heat and basic necessities.  The water systems are not working correctly in some areas, which can cause major health problems.  People are living in makeshift shelters, trying to get over the trauma of losing most of what they own.  There will be people who will be unable to work and will not get paid.  In these times when people are already struggling to pay the bills, think of the long-term effects that can have on their lives.

    Get over yourselves.  This isn’t about politics, this is about helping your fellow-man.  If you are unable to help, then the least you can do is shut up.  This is a time to come together and do what we can to help those who have lost everything.

    Instead of complaining, donate to The Red Cross here.

    This has just furthered my belief that politics are ugly and downright inhumane.

     
    • Don 4:56 PM on 11/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Yes, as much as we all detested Bush Derangement Syndrome, there are folks on the right who are suffering from Obama Derangement Syndrome.

      Sad, indeed because when people do that, it does NOTHING to help our cause. Conservatives are supposed to be the side that DOESN’T trade in emotional rhetoric.

      • SignPainterGuy 12:25 PM on 11/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

        At least this time the ODS is fueled by real evidence that is there for all with eyes to see !

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