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    Re: Texas teen Ethan Couch gets 10 years' probation for driving drunk, killing 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Texas teen Ethan Couch gets 10 years' probation for deadly DWI crash - CNN.com




    WHAT?????? Holy hell....I'll fully agree that the kid needs treatment, but damn.....




    I thought Texas was a "hang 'em high" kinda place?
    TX is the the "hang the poor thugs high" state, and the "let the folks w/rich daddies get away with it" state.

    That's been known since 2001.

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    Re: Texas teen Ethan Couch gets 10 years' probation for driving drunk, killing 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    That's not liberalism, that's just ****ty parenting.
    To me it's a mindset that children need to be accommodated instead of taught they have a subordinate status in this society due to their age, maturity and experience. Any behavorial control seems something liberals are against. Was it a liberal policy, no. It's a way of thinking that right and wrong are relative, and up to each person discretion, and doing what feels good. I knows this comes across as political, but that's not my point in this case.
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    Re: Texas teen Ethan Couch gets 10 years' probation for driving drunk, killing 4

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    To me it's a mindset that children need to be accommodated instead of taught they have a subordinate status in this society due to their age, maturity and experience. Any behavorial control seems something liberals are against. Was it a liberal policy, no. It's a way of thinking that right and wrong are relative, and up to each person discretion, and doing what feels good. I knows this comes across as political, but that's not my point in this case.
    I thought liberals were all about controlling behavior?
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    Re: Texas teen Ethan Couch gets 10 years' probation for driving drunk, killing 4

    This seriously makes me want to throw up.
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    Re: Texas teen Ethan Couch gets 10 years' probation for driving drunk, killing 4

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    To me it's a mindset that children need to be accommodated instead of taught they have a subordinate status in this society due to their age, maturity and experience. Any behavorial control seems something liberals are against. Was it a liberal policy, no. It's a way of thinking that right and wrong are relative, and up to each person discretion, and doing what feels good. I knows this comes across as political, but that's not my point in this case.
    No, it's not a mindset about children, its the mindset of rich ass parents who just spoil their kid.


    On-topic: The thing that really disgusts me is how the kid had so little respect for human life that he literally had no remorse for what he did.
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    Re: Texas teen Ethan Couch gets 10 years' probation for driving drunk, killing 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I thought liberals were all about controlling behavior?
    You think the free love crowd of the 60's are the conservatives of today?
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    Re: Texas teen Ethan Couch gets 10 years' probation for driving drunk, killing 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    No, it's not a mindset about children, its the mindset of rich ass parents who just spoil their kid.


    On-topic: The thing that really disgusts me is how the kid had so little respect for human life that he literally had no remorse for what he did.
    I agree with that statement.
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    Re: Texas teen Ethan Couch gets 10 years' probation for driving drunk, killing 4

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You think the free love crowd of the 60's are the conservatives of today?
    A lot of them actually are, shockingly enough.
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    Re: Texas teen Ethan Couch gets 10 years' probation for driving drunk, killing 4

    Sickening example of the "just us" system. The only justice, possibly to be had, will be on the civil side of the law. Both the parents and the company providing the truck will be sued civilly. It is a sick society that we live in where money buys access to the "just us" system.
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    Re: Texas teen Ethan Couch gets 10 years' probation for driving drunk, killing 4

    This story is unbelievable.


    Also I can imagine that the vitctim's family could give two ****s about whether the parents of the killer was conservative or liberal. If they were liberal, doesn't mean all liberals parent like that and if they were conservative, doesn't mean all conservatives parent like that. So what does that matter in the end? Give it a rest already.
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