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Tue Mar 13, 2012, 02:42 PM

Donald Pridemore, Wisconsin Legislator, Says Single Parenting Leads To Abuse

Source: HuffPo

A Wisconsin lawmaker is co-sponsoring a bill based on the idea that single parenthood causes child abuse.

The bill says a child being raised by a single mother could be considered living in an abusive situation and because of that, a woman should not jump into a divorce, but rather look at alternatives, state Rep. Donald Pridemore (R-Hartford) said in a television interview Friday.

Couples need to study their relationships first, he said. "If they can re-find those reasons and get back to why they got married in the first place, it might help," Pridemore said on local television show"Today's TMJ 4."

Pridemore, the chairman of the House Children and Families Committee, is sponsoring the child abuse bill with state Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend). It would mandate the state Child Abuse Prevention Board conduct public awareness campaigns emphasizing that single parenthood is a leading cause of child abuse. The Senate Public Health, Human Services and Revenue Committee held a public hearing on the bill Feb. 29, but has not voted, according to legislative records.


Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/12/donald-pridemore-wisconsin-lawmaker-child-abuse-divorce-single-parents_n_1340319.html?ref=topbar



And it's DEMOCRATIC governments that are too intrusive in citizens' lives? Really? Now these assholes are telling people how to conduct their relationships and are trying to put into LAW that single parents = abusive parents? Are you fucking kidding me? OMG!!!


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Reply Donald Pridemore, Wisconsin Legislator, Says Single Parenting Leads To Abuse (Original post)
tpsbmam Mar 2012 OP
bluedigger Mar 2012 #1
lark Mar 2012 #2
lsewpershad Mar 2012 #27
ehrnst Mar 2012 #3
HockeyMom Mar 2012 #7
newspeak Mar 2012 #42
ewagner Mar 2012 #4
EC Mar 2012 #5
cottage10 Mar 2012 #6
angstlessk Mar 2012 #8
gratuitous Mar 2012 #9
SemperEadem Mar 2012 #10
Smilo Mar 2012 #11
nanabugg Mar 2012 #45
Blue Owl Mar 2012 #12
Downwinder Mar 2012 #13
angstlessk Mar 2012 #14
nadine_mn Mar 2012 #15
tsuki Mar 2012 #16
LuckyLib Mar 2012 #17
mbperrin Mar 2012 #18
notadmblnd Mar 2012 #19
HereSince1628 Mar 2012 #20
kestrel91316 Mar 2012 #21
sinkingfeeling Mar 2012 #22
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Mar 2012 #31
truthisfreedom Mar 2012 #23
soleiri Mar 2012 #24
Evasporque Mar 2012 #25
kiranon Mar 2012 #26
lastlib Mar 2012 #28
JBoy Mar 2012 #29
LoisB Mar 2012 #30
hue Mar 2012 #32
yellowcanine Mar 2012 #33
yurbud Mar 2012 #34
abelenkpe Mar 2012 #35
lunasun Mar 2012 #36
mopinko Mar 2012 #38
CRK7376 Mar 2012 #37
treestar Mar 2012 #39
Luciferous Mar 2012 #40
Jennicut Mar 2012 #41
newspeak Mar 2012 #43
Jennicut Mar 2012 #44
newspeak Mar 2012 #46

Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 02:48 PM

1. Arranged marriages would probably be a good idea then!

Who's with me?

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 02:49 PM

2. Is there no depth so low and creepy and anti-woman that Repugs won't go there?

HELL NO!! The more creepy, the wierder, the more anti-woman a bill is, the more they will support it vigorously.

They absolutely disgust me.

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Response to lark (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 04:56 PM

27. I wonder

where was the mother of this creep. I, m pretty sure his father was there all the time.

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 02:49 PM

3. Yes, women with dependent children "jump" into divorce without thinking.

Just like when women find out they're pregnant, they "jump" into having an abortion.

They think women have no brains, no possibility for critical thought.

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 02:55 PM

7. Letting your husband BEAT you

and your children, is BETTER than getting a divorce? "A father in Prison is better than no Father" Santorum? Yep, let their fathers teach them to be CRIMINALS!!!! What about Widows? Tell those 9/11 and War Widows your kids will be criminals if you dont REMARRY?????

These people who propose this are the ones who need help.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 10:36 AM

42. I prayed every day my mom would leave

the sadistic arsehole she married. It took ten years for her to finally see the light and leave the pedo sadistic worm. This man is so out of touch, it's downright scary. Rather have no dad at all, than live each day in a nightmare!!!

After hearing some of these blowhards speak and their talking heads talk over people, bully people who don't share their views; I think some in the party ARE the abusers.

Totally ignorant and out of touch or he sides with the REAL abusers.

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 02:51 PM

4. Grothman again...

His district is so deep red we can't even recall him....no children, never married...now he's an expert on child abuse? Really?

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 02:53 PM

5. So the purpose of this bill

is to waste more of WI's money just advertising that single parenthood leads to child abuse? That's really shitty.

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 02:55 PM

6. So that would make Bristol Palin a child abuser?

Didn't these guys learn anything from the Dan Quayle/Murphy Brown fiasco? We just need a modern Murphy Brown to speak out!

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 02:57 PM

8. Have you read the comments? first page

excoriates the bast**d!

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 02:57 PM

9. So, in the interest of keeping families together

I'm sure that Mr. Grothman will sign on to a bill to raise the minimum wage to a living wage, because so many divorces happen because of financial stress on a family. Oh, he should also be in favor of universal single payer health care, right? Never point out a problem without offering a solution, right Mr. Grothman?

Oooh listen: Crickets!

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 02:58 PM

10. No it doesn't

I raised my daughter as a single mother and there was nothing abusive about it.

The single cause of child abuse is an adult in the house who believes he/she can get away with it unpunished. That can be the legal and biological father of that child... so, should we outlaw marriage now? Now you care about the kids? Why? Because having to deal with them takes tax money kickbacks out of your pocket?

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 03:00 PM

11. Our President was raised as a single child.............

look how he turned out -

Absolutely, bloody fantastic.

No wonder they want single moms out of the way - they are running scared.

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Response to Smilo (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 10:11 PM

45. Every case that I personally know about child abuse was a married man who also beat his wife.

 

I have personal knowledge of 11 cases (work with spousal abuse). The 11 cases i dealt with involved a married couple with the man living at home. The men not only abused their children but their wives also. So that's 100% for me.

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 03:02 PM

12. How very scientific

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 03:02 PM

13. Have to have single payer health coverage so spouses

don't die from lack of medical treatment.

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 03:04 PM

14. So, when a father dies, the mother can be arrested for child abuse

for the simple reason of being a single mom?

Hell, the 'other party' can be outrageous over anything said by 'our party'...why can't I

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 03:05 PM

15. As a child of a singe parent

I am outraged by this...

My mom divorced my dad BECAUSE he was abusive to us. I know this is just pandering BS to the freakish right wing, but it is so insulting.



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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 03:07 PM

16. But, who is going to monitor these abusive relationship. They are

cutting social services. Do they even think before they start spewing? The War on Women continues.

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 03:22 PM

17. Episode #65945 of the War on Women. By Republicans. It runs deep.

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 03:30 PM

18. He lists being a chili judge on his official biography.

You know, you cannot make this shit up.

Okay, Pridemore, if being single is child abuse, then that makes divorce the root cause of child abuse. Know what causes divorce? Marriage. Simple, no marriage, no divorce, no single parent, no abuse.

Not only does it make as much sense as Pridemore, it costs nothing to implement!

Okay, I was thinking Texas had the dumbest, most ass-holish politicians around, but I can see that these cheeseheads are trying to make it a race!

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 03:32 PM

19. It's just all black an white for those m-f-ers, isn't it?

No shades of gray. I've never laid a hand on my child. He will be 19 next week. I am a single mother. I didn't divorce, I was married til death did we part (at the time our son was 10). My son graduated school, got his mechanics certification and is a contributing member of society. But I'm a child abuser?

That's crazy thinking, what drugs do these people take?

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 03:37 PM

20. I have always considered elected republicans in this state to be smarter than a wheel of cheddar

but one after another they are proving me wrong.

The War on Women is inviting legislators to be political kamakaze.

I had no idea that the r's in this state were so desperate.

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 03:45 PM

21. And of course abuse has never in the entire history of mankind happened in a

two-parent household........

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 03:46 PM

22. Got any statistical proof to go with that pile of ......?

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #22)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 06:14 PM

31. Truthiness, defined:

Stephen Colbert defines truthiness as "The quality by which one purports to know something emotionally or instinctively, without regard to evidence or intellectual examination."

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 03:54 PM

23. The republican Taliban at work once again.

Controlling the lives of women everywhere.

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 03:54 PM

24. He may be right

I'm a single parent, and I totally feel like slapping him upside his head.


Actually, my 2 wonderful teenaged boys just finished staring in the school play,
one had a 4.5 last semester, the other a 2.9 (he was ill most of the semester.)
and, and, as if that wasn't enough..... we are part hispanic (don't ask which part.)

so go f* yourself, Rep. Pridemore.

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 04:16 PM

25. And who determined that single parenting causes abuse?

These D-Bag republicans are insane....what a travesty.....

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 04:52 PM

26. Are single fathers, grandparents, uncles/aunts, brothers/sisters, guardians, foster parents

considered to be "child abusers" also? So there will be no single "parent" adoptions? Foster parents? Or just women in any relationship capacity are at fault? Raised my son mostly as a single parent and he is getting his Ph.D. this year. What a bunch of bullfeathers.

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 05:38 PM

28. "Single Parent Says Donald Pridemore (R-Ignorant) is a leading cause of stupid legislation"

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 05:42 PM

29. Glenn Grothman (R-Around the Bend)

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 05:55 PM

30. Wonder if this applies to single fathers?

What a jacka**

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 06:26 PM

32. No wonder no woman would ever marry Grothman--can't stand him!! n/t

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 06:35 PM

33. I think it is great that lawmakers are doing double duty as marriage counselors......

Couples need to study their relationships first, he said. "If they can re-find those reasons and get back to why they got married in the first place, it might help," Pridemore said on local television show"Today's TMJ 4."


Somebody give Rush Limbaugh his number right now before it is too late!

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 07:12 PM

34. are Republicans actively looking for ways to lose every single female vote?

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Response to yurbud (Reply #34)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 07:33 PM

35. seems that way. nt

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 11:58 PM

36. What a nice thing to tell young war widows!! These assholes have no brain

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Response to lunasun (Reply #36)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 08:31 AM

38. that was my first thought, too.

does this mean the feds have to provide new homes and families for all the widows they have made?

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 06:37 AM

37. What about

single fathers raising their kids? Are they causing harm to their children, being abusive? What a clown!

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 08:43 AM

39. This person is just so ignorant

Er, a lot of divorces are due to abuse. This idiot does not even know that.

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 09:05 AM

40. It's shocking to me that this asshole has never been married and has no children

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 09:07 AM

41. Lots of single women are single because they WERE abused.

Idiot. It is not like any person wants to raise their kids alone. My friend divorced her husband because he was an abusive alcoholic.

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Response to Jennicut (Reply #41)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 11:10 AM

43. what's disturbing

ever read wilhelm reich on fascism and the family? Hitler really pushed the sanctity of the family, and husband as head of the family with absolute control. Reich's argument was that the family (wife, children) would FEAR the patriarch-head of family and the patriarch would FEAR, respect the head of state as the big daddy.

For some reason, these new dominionist clowns seem to have the same concept.

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Response to newspeak (Reply #43)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 06:43 PM

44. I love my husband but I don't need to "obey" or "serve" him.

And he doesn't want me to and doesn't want our girls (who are only 6 and 7) to grow up thinking they need to be that way either.

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Response to Jennicut (Reply #44)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 01:39 PM

46. this month, my hubby and I will be celebrating our thirty-sixth anniversary

We are partners, friends and lovers. We respect and trust each other. However, since my mom married a sadistic fiend, I say this moron is either clueless or he sides with abusers.

Reich was talking about patriarchy, fear and fascism. Also, said that children born in households where the family were open to discussion and no fear-did not gravitate towards the authoritarian state or fascism.

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