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The Truth About The "Octomom"
« on: March 04, 2009, 06:00:45 pm »
Just like Terri Schiavo, the Octomom story is a media circus. It's nothing more or less than a cash cow for the TV and newspapers, and frankly it's (yet another) wretched disgrace to journalism.

Why do they do it? Why do they keep sending people out to dredge up every last damn detail about this woman's life and her fourteen children?

Because it's a "human interest" story, where in this case the humans are interested in flinging their shit, er, excuse, me, opinions (we aren't monkeys, of course!) at a pointless and insignificant spectacle because everyone is too chickenshit to fling their opinions at the people around them, or at the issues that actually matter. I'd bet my left testicle that 99% of the people who gleefully share their "strong opinions" about Nadya Suleman wouldn't make so much as a peep if they lived next door to her.

The media has put this woman on a stage, under the limelight, with a nice big sign that says "JUDGE THIS" because we humans absolutely love to pass shit, um, pardon me, judgment on other people, but most of us are too damn cowardly to do it to the people near us, or too lazy to do it to the issues that might actually influence their own lives.

And NOW look what you made me do; now I'm flinging shit right along with everybody else. Bob fucking damn it.

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Re: The Truth About The "Octomom"
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2009, 06:06:54 pm »
I agree that the focus on Octomom, the individual, has been overkill.

Way more attention needs to be paid to the actual underlying issue which is how medical advances in fertility treatments can end up being bad-wrong in the wrong hands, or in this case, uterus. 
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Re: The Truth About The "Octomom"
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2009, 06:17:07 pm »
true enough, but "The Octomom" would make a great name for a super-villian.

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Re: The Truth About The "Octomom"
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2009, 06:37:17 pm »
true enough, but "The Octomom" would make a great name for a super-villian.

No, Octomom would be head henchwoman to Gatlingcunt.
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Re: The Truth About The "Octomom"
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2009, 06:55:59 pm »
I agree that the focus on Octomom, the individual, has been overkill.

Way more attention needs to be paid to the actual underlying issue which is how medical advances in fertility treatments can end up being bad-wrong in the wrong hands, or in this case, uterus. 

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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2009, 07:45:15 pm »
I dunno... when people do something spectacularly idiotic I think its good to point and laugh. Hell, I think this woman deserves far more news attention than Paris Hilton's or Britney Spears' pantyless crotch. It is a microcosom of the sort of HORIFFIC DUMB that plagues America these days.

1) Woman is not married, nor does she have a partner, yet she wants a baby... why? Because she wants babies ever since she was a kid? This is immature and selfish.

2) Woman has multiple babies and can't work so the government pays for their care and feeding. This is also immature and selfish.

3) Woman HAS MORE FUCKING BABIES. and we GOTO 2.

Paris and Brittney are selfish, immature and thoughtless. However, their sort of actions aren't about to actually affect me in any way. If they ride around with no bra, or have their baby in the front seat or get a porn tape stolen... its net effect on the people of this country is 0, unless they're idiots that think TV is some sort of Oracular Deity. This lady, now has bunches of babies which she can't support, and which we all now get to pay for until they turn 18.

8 babies split over a few million taxpayers is not, a huge deal... but how many other idiot women like this might be out there thinking "I CAN HAZ 8 BABYES?!?!?! YAY I CAN BE MOMMY!!!!

She deserves whatever flack she gets.

And I'd say that to her face.
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Re: The Truth About The "Octomom"
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2009, 10:07:46 pm »
I dunno... when people do something spectacularly idiotic I think its good to point and laugh. Hell, I think this woman deserves far more news attention than Paris Hilton's or Britney Spears' pantyless crotch. It is a microcosom of the sort of HORIFFIC DUMB that plagues America these days.

1) Woman is not married, nor does she have a partner, yet she wants a baby... why? Because she wants babies ever since she was a kid? This is immature and selfish.

2) Woman has multiple babies and can't work so the government pays for their care and feeding. This is also immature and selfish.

3) Woman HAS MORE FUCKING BABIES. and we GOTO 2.

Paris and Brittney are selfish, immature and thoughtless. However, their sort of actions aren't about to actually affect me in any way. If they ride around with no bra, or have their baby in the front seat or get a porn tape stolen... its net effect on the people of this country is 0, unless they're idiots that think TV is some sort of Oracular Deity. This lady, now has bunches of babies which she can't support, and which we all now get to pay for until they turn 18.

8 babies split over a few million taxpayers is not, a huge deal... but how many other idiot women like this might be out there thinking "I CAN HAZ 8 BABYES?!?!?! YAY I CAN BE MOMMY!!!!

She deserves whatever flack she gets.

And I'd say that to her face.



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Re: The Truth About The "Octomom"
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2009, 10:44:01 pm »
It's also not like the woman is trying to hide from the press.

I think she digs all the attention she gets and this weighed heavily on her impetus to have yet another salvo of kids.
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Re: The Truth About The "Octomom"
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2009, 11:29:27 pm »
That she is a squid

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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2009, 11:31:04 pm »
So....
on my pet crazy forum, there's this one nutball that had a thread about why the octomom was a jew-mason-satanist that was ushering in the antichrist.  he was srs.  i'll try to find link...

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« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2009, 11:45:20 pm »
Found it.
http://goldismoney.info/forums/showthread.php?t=346039&highlight=octomom
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haven't figured out whether it is satirical or not. if it is, he put serious effort into it.


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Re: The Truth About The "Octomom"
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2009, 11:50:04 pm »
Just like Terri Schiavo, the Octomom story is a media circus. It's nothing more or less than a cash cow for the TV and newspapers, and frankly it's (yet another) wretched disgrace to journalism.

Why do they do it? Why do they keep sending people out to dredge up every last damn detail about this woman's life and her fourteen children?

Because it's a "human interest" story, where in this case the humans are interested in flinging their shit, er, excuse, me, opinions (we aren't monkeys, of course!) at a pointless and insignificant spectacle because everyone is too chickenshit to fling their opinions at the people around them, or at the issues that actually matter. I'd bet my left testicle that 99% of the people who gleefully share their "strong opinions" about Nadya Suleman wouldn't make so much as a peep if they lived next door to her.

The media has put this woman on a stage, under the limelight, with a nice big sign that says "JUDGE THIS" because we humans absolutely love to pass shit, um, pardon me, judgment on other people, but most of us are too damn cowardly to do it to the people near us, or too lazy to do it to the issues that might actually influence their own lives.

And NOW look what you made me do; now I'm flinging shit right along with everybody else. Bob fucking damn it.

Real reason:  While you're busy being outraged by Octomom, Congress is making a special delivery to your bunghole.
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« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2009, 12:23:54 am »
Just like Terri Schiavo, the Octomom story is a media circus. It's nothing more or less than a cash cow for the TV and newspapers, and frankly it's (yet another) wretched disgrace to journalism.

Why do they do it? Why do they keep sending people out to dredge up every last damn detail about this woman's life and her fourteen children?

Because it's a "human interest" story, where in this case the humans are interested in flinging their shit, er, excuse, me, opinions (we aren't monkeys, of course!) at a pointless and insignificant spectacle because everyone is too chickenshit to fling their opinions at the people around them, or at the issues that actually matter. I'd bet my left testicle that 99% of the people who gleefully share their "strong opinions" about Nadya Suleman wouldn't make so much as a peep if they lived next door to her.

The media has put this woman on a stage, under the limelight, with a nice big sign that says "JUDGE THIS" because we humans absolutely love to pass shit, um, pardon me, judgment on other people, but most of us are too damn cowardly to do it to the people near us, or too lazy to do it to the issues that might actually influence their own lives.

And NOW look what you made me do; now I'm flinging shit right along with everybody else. Bob fucking damn it.

Real reason:  While you're busy being outraged by Octomom, Congress is making a special delivery to your bunghole.

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« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2009, 12:24:28 am »

Real reason:  While you're busy being outraged by Octomom, Congress is making a special delivery to your bunghole.

Annnnnd Roger nails it.

Ratatosk, I think you should seriously ask yourself how big the risk is that enough women will be insane enough and have the financial resources AND be able to find an unethical doctor to do it, that this could EVER potentially become a really-for-reals social problem?

It certainly isn't newsworthy, it's just another twitch to distract us from pondering the things that we should really be outraged about.
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Re: The Truth About The "Octomom"
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2009, 12:37:43 am »
I dunno... when people do something spectacularly idiotic I think its good to point and laugh. Hell, I think this woman deserves far more news attention than Paris Hilton's or Britney Spears' pantyless crotch. It is a microcosom of the sort of HORIFFIC DUMB that plagues America these days.

1) Woman is not married, nor does she have a partner, yet she wants a baby... why? Because she wants babies ever since she was a kid? This is immature and selfish.

2) Woman has multiple babies and can't work so the government pays for their care and feeding. This is also immature and selfish.

3) Woman HAS MORE FUCKING BABIES. and we GOTO 2.

Paris and Brittney are selfish, immature and thoughtless. However, their sort of actions aren't about to actually affect me in any way. If they ride around with no bra, or have their baby in the front seat or get a porn tape stolen... its net effect on the people of this country is 0, unless they're idiots that think TV is some sort of Oracular Deity. This lady, now has bunches of babies which she can't support, and which we all now get to pay for until they turn 18.

8 babies split over a few million taxpayers is not, a huge deal... but how many other idiot women like this might be out there thinking "I CAN HAZ 8 BABYES?!?!?! YAY I CAN BE MOMMY!!!!

She deserves whatever flack she gets.

And I'd say that to her face.

I completely agree that she's stupid.


But I don't care. I don't think she presents any kind of actual threat or that she's going to set a precedent or some bullshit. Everybody I know already thought that having a fuckton of kids that you can't support is a bad life decision; nobody needs to have a weirdo put up on stage like a circus freakshow so we can all self-righteously talk about how dumb she is.

This isn't a critical issue that requires all of America turn into a fucking ethics committee; it's an opportunity for people to say "LOL DUMBASS, boy it sure does help my self-esteem to know that I'm not that fucking stupid, and also it fills my vapid and boring existence to have something to get all judgmental over."

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Real reason:  While you're busy being outraged by Octomom, Congress is making a special delivery to your bunghole.

Annnnnd Roger nails it.

Ratatosk, I think you should seriously ask yourself how big the risk is that enough women will be insane enough and have the financial resources AND be able to find an unethical doctor to do it, that this could EVER potentially become a really-for-reals social problem?

It certainly isn't newsworthy, it's just another twitch to distract us from pondering the things that we should really be outraged about.

This.