An obituary for a wonderful mother – erm, well OK, a shit mother

You’ve never seen an obit like this, from The Reno Gazette – Journal, a local paper in the USA; the story was picked up by USA Today: (h/t Kimberley Ripley, for bringing it to my attention.

A scathing obituary written about an elderly Reno woman is unlikely akin to anything you have ever read. There was nothing kind or even remotely memorializing about it. It sends a very distinct message about child abuse.

According to a report, one of Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick’s surviving adult children wrote the obituary and it appeared both in the print edition and online.

“She is survived by six of her eight children whom she spent her lifetime torturing in every way possible…,” the obituary reads. It goes on to describe how the 78-year-old woman tortured her children.

Daughter Katherine Reddick is just one of those surviving children–and the author of the obituary. It’s clear she spent a lifetime enduring the wrath of her late mother.

Read this scathing obituary in its entirety to get an idea of just how vile a woman Marianna Theresa Johnson-Reddick must have been. And after doing so you will likely be grateful for the people in your life who have treated you with kindness. Hopefully your obituary or that of anyone else you may know won’t read anything at all like Johnson-Reddick’s did.

The Obit
Marianne Theresa John­son-Reddick born Jan 4, 1935 and died alone on August 30, 2013. She is sur­vived by her 6 of 8 children whom she spent her lifetime torturing in every way pos­sible. While she neglected and abused her small chil­dren, she refused to allow anyone else to care or show compassion towards them. When they became adults she stalked and tortured anyone they dared to love. Everyone she met, adult or child was tortured by her cruelty and exposure to violence, criminal activity, vulgarity, and hatred of the gentle or kind human spirit.

On behalf of her children whom she so abrasively ex­posed to her evil and vio­lent life, we celebrate her passing from this earth and hope she lives in the after­life reliving each gesture of violence, cruelty, and shame that she delivered on her children. Her surviv­ing children will now live the rest of their lives with the peace of knowing their nightmare finally has some form of closure.

Most of us have found peace in helping those who have been exposed to child abuse and hope this message of her final the delightful passing can re­vive our message that abus­ing children is unforgive­able, shameless, and should not be tolerated in a “hu­mane society”. Our greatest wish now, is to stimulate a national movement that mandates a purposeful and dedicated war against child abuse in the United States of America.

Read more about how the delightful Ms. Reddick abused her kids, stole from he friends and ran a brothel from her home at Inside Edition.

Scientists have only questions but Boggart Blog has answers

In one of those scientific studies that was set up for the sole purpose of proving that to get a job as a scientist you have to be too stupid to make a living claiming benefits, a bunch of scientists have found that mothers who suffer from depression are more likely to have short children.

Researchers tracked the progress of more than 6,000 mothers and babies and found that when mothers reported moderate to severe symptoms of depression in the nine months following delivery, their children were more likely to be shorter than others by the time they started school, according to a report published in the journal Pediatrics.

5-year-olds with mothers who’d suffered from post natal depression were almost 50 percent more likely than their peers to be in the shortest 10 percent of kids that age.

The new research doesn’t explain how kids with depressed mothers end up shorter. Scientists say another project will have to be set up to look at that.

Boggart Blog can save them the trouble. When the kids are howling hungry the mother is so busy sitting around feeling sorry for herself she can’t be arsed feeding them.

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Maths Fascism

Parenting Classes Not Nanny State – They’re Worse

“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed, if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.” (George Orwell, 1984.)

Slavery is freedom,
War is peace,
Ignorance is strength. (George Orwell, 1984)

Describing vouchers for parenting classes in England as a “nanny state” policy is “nonsense”, David Cameron has said, defending another nonsensical policy aimed at extending the ability of a Orwellian Big Brother regime to reach into the private lives of citizens and control behaviour. The “parenting” (and who the fuck uses words like “parenting” except neo – Nazi public servants?) classes will be aimed at destroying family traditions and imposing uniformity so that future generations of children will be dead eyed little automatons programmed like Pavlov’s dogs to obey commands from agents of the state.

Those with children aged up to five can get a £100 voucher towards parenting classes.The government has also announced a new NHS online information service for parents of very young children.

Labour said it had an “open mind” about the scheme (well they would, wouldn’t they, it was their idea in the first place) but it needed to be “value for money” and reach a “wide range of parents”.

Defending the policy, David Cameron said: “I think this whole debate about nanny state is nonsense. Parents want help. It is in our interest as a society to help people bring up their children.”

How do we know this is a crap policy? Well Cameron supports it for one thing … and … if people are all such crap parents that we need help from Nanny State to look after our kids how come any of us are alive because no such help was available in the past. And how do dogs, cats and other animals go on?

The last people anyone neeeds to help with bringing up kids is the government. To quote Ronald Reagan, “The most dreded words in the English language are: I’m from the government, I’m here to help.”

If the government is serious about wanting to help young parents it could contribute by teaching pupils in state schools to read properly then they would be able to follow instructions on packs of disposable nappies and milk formula.

Like the kerfuffle over same sex marriage this latest focus on parenting and childcare is a diversion from “big issues” like the flood of upshitcreekness the world is drowning in. If people cannot bring up kins without help from “parenting experts” who have never had kids themselves but have spent years in toytown universities getting their PhDees in “Parenting skills with origami” which makes them far more knowledgeable than mothers who have brought up two or three children of their own and are more than willing to pass on their knowledge to their daughters.

But in the Lab Lib Concensus bureaucratic dictatorship mothers who help their daughters are about as welcome as parents who teach their kinds to read and do sums properly. Such people are enemies of the control freak state and its tax eating servants.

For new mothers in the past help was also available from big sisters, aunts, neighbours and as a last resort, if the problem was really serious, the District Nurse. Nowadays
“community” nurses are too busy with form filling and bean counting to be available to offer advice.

Five Golden Orwells to Camereon and the coalition for efforts to destroy individualitynd a special award, a box set of Call The Midwife to the smug twat who dreamed up this idiotic waste of money.


What Planet Do These Obesity Experts Live On?
Creativity Must Triumph Over Conformity
They Don’t Fuck You Up, Your Mum and Dad
Excellent article from science writer Tom Chivers about the role evolution plays in equipping us as parents. Meddling by Nanny State can only rob us of those skills.
Nanny State Getting Scarier Than Nanny McPhee
Healthy, Active Girl Branded Obese By Nanny State
The Thing Nanny Sate Most Wants To Ban
The Gods Of Copybook Headings
Nanny Orwell

In Appreciation Of Older Mothers

A doumentary on lateish last night looked at the trend for women way past the menopause to have babies by means of IVF.

I can’t say I have ever been wildly enthusiastic about this being a great believer in letting nature take its course. Having watched the show however I can see there is a lot to be said in favour of motherhood for women having babies in their late fifties or even sixties.

The programme showed an affluent businesswoman aged sixty-one breast feeding. When the office phone rang she was able to put her baby on the floor, pick up the phone and a notepad and deal with the call without interrupting the child’s feed.

There’s a positive side to everything.

Rubber Baby Syndrome

Human Women To Bear Intelligent Mouse Babies?

Regular readers know how much we love scientists here at Boggart Blog. There is seldom a week goes by in which their weird and whacky research projects and the surreal conclusions they draw from the results do not give us at least one story.

The latest such science story has the added distinction of being the first of a new decade. It concerns science and that eternal obsession of Daily Mail readers, how to guarantee their offspring are child prodigies.

A new scientific study published this week reports in its findings that if women eat plenty of fry – ups during pregnancy they will give birth to brighter children. Now you must remember this stuff is coming from the profession that likes to tell us homeopathy is a load of bollocks. So there you have it, fried foods, for so long demonised by nutritionists are the key to making sure your child is a genius. There’s no guarantee you will live to see them grow up and go on to see great things of course but I’m sure a remedy for clogged arteries is “just around the corner” as they like to say in the world of speculative research.

There are bound to be drawbacks of course, as there are with all medical advances. We foresee the boys down at the local greasy spoon being a tad but out when they cannot get their favourite all day breakfast because the caff is full of pregnant Daily Mail readers stuffing their faces with bacon, two sausages, egg, beans and fried slice in the sure and certain hope they will give birth to a genius while their disappointed looking spouses survey a bowl of museli with trepidation.

Enough of real world stuff though, we must focus on the science. It turns out the fry – up diet for creating little polymaths has only been tested on mice. So will it only work on mice? And how can anyone know if a baby mouse will grow up to be a Mouszart or an Einstein. While the thought of Daily Mail readers giving birth to intelligent, talking mice might explain the paper’s decision to give away free DVDs of Stuart Little last year is amusing, the study once again calls into question of the sanity of science. Like the work on autistic fruit flies and the research project involving mice with Parkinson’s disease one must, must one not, ask how can mouse intelligence be assessed?

They can be trained to poke buttons with their noses to earn a snack, that’s about it. Hardly a qualification for MENSA membership is it. Can you imagine the letter of acceptance:

To Mr Mausus Mus,
Dear Mr. Mus,
We are delighted to tell you that although you failed on mathematics, logic, language and comprehension, spatial relationships tests and critical analysis your score on pushing buttons with your nose to earn a snack was so high you have qualified for MENSA.

We can no more assess mouse intelligence in human terms that we can know it the wee cowering sleekit, tim’rous beasties are suffering from Parkinson’s disease or if a fruit fly is autistic. Just ask yourself how these things can be measured. Go on, ask yourself.

Because if you ask a scientist its odd on they will reply with the usual cop out, “You just don’t understand science.

What Are You, Man Or Mouse
Homeopathy Mas Overdose Protest
Then they came for the bacon sandwiches

Don’t I Know You From Somewhere…?

Stupid criminal of the week award this week goes to Jason Zacchi and his girlfriend Amanda Yost who was acting as getaway driver.

Jason and Amanda held up a Wendy’s restaurant in Dearhorn, Michigan.
With his face wrapped in a bandanna, and brandishing a sawn off shot gun he tried to grab cash from the till.

Unfortunately the manager recognised him and Amanda.

Well she would really, considering she is his mother.:)