Daily Archives: April 21, 2015

The Wide World of Parenting Styles

Parenting stylesKids can’t play outside unsupervised anymore without a nosy neighbor calling Child Protective Services. I grew up in the eighties when “stranger danger” was prevalent in the media, but I was still allowed to wander around all alone and somehow I’m still alive.

So get over yourselves, overprotective parents. No one wants to kidnap your shitty kid.

Read the comic at the Nib.

The Personal Shopping Assistant

Personal Shopping AssistantKansas Governor Sam Brownback recently signed sweeping welfare “reforms” into law. They’re ostensibly supposed to curb welfare fraud, but in reality they create even more hurdles for the poor, much like how voter ID laws exist to keep the poor and minorities away from the polls rather than prevent voter fraud.

We’re all beneficiaries of government assistance in one way or another, be it tax cuts, tax credits, and if you’re a large bank, free billions from the Fed, but it’s only the poorest who get shamed for getting what amounts to a pittance. At least Brownback has spared the poor from going on cruises and getting diarrhea.

Other states are pulling the same shenanigans, and it’s all thanks to Bill Clinton’s welfare reform.

Read the comic at the New York Times.