The most over-used excuse--"Poor Judgement" makes me sick

@dragon54u (31617)
United States
July 27, 2009 3:07pm CST
I just heard a story on the news about two children, an 8 month old and a two year old who were found in a dumpster (alive, thank God) after the father of the 2 year old kidnapped them from their mother and disappeared. All night he refused to say where they were and two workers discovered them this morning, crying and cold and dirty. The dirtbag says he "used poor judgment". Well, DUH!!! Why can't he just say he's a sack of scum and get it over with. I'm sick of people claiming poor judgment when they go get drunk and kill someone or shoot someone during an argument or abuse their children. There's no judgment about any of it, only stupidity and a huge lack of concern for anyone but themselves. And how about referring to criminals as "gentleman"? What's that about? "The gentleman was seen crawling into the window before raping the occupant" "two gentlemen walked into the bank with guns drawn", etc., etc. That ends my rant. Thanks for listening. These things really tick me off, especially when people get hurt.
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@uath13 (8207)
• United States
27 Jul 09
Poor Judgment??!!!! Poor judgment is underestimating the distance from your bumper to the wall, or if a dish will hold everything your wanting to pour into it NOT LEAVING YOUR KIDNAPPED KIDS IN A DUMPSTER! Someone give this inconsiderate idiot a lobotomy....Better yet a brain & morality transplant.
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@uath13 (8207)
• United States
28 Jul 09
It's official folks...The human race as a whole is getting retarded. Yep, we really need that splashing around in our gene pool.
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• United States
27 Jul 09
In the situation you described about the 2 children, it was not poor judgement it was attemted murder and child endangerment. You are compleatly right. People claim poor judgement for the wrong things. To me poor judgement is when you laon money to a person you do not know and actually expect them to pay it back. Or when you are playing basketball and miss the hoop. I agree about the issue of calling people gentalmen or lady also. If you have to follow either of those words with the phrase "in question" then perhaps you are using poor judgement on your choice of words. Have a great day!!
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
27 Jul 09
LOL! I love how you related the two terms, you have a great sense of humor and perspective.
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• United States
27 Jul 09
thank you I am glad that I could make you smile. Have a great day!!
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• India
28 Jul 09
okkidokitokki you are completely right. It sounds ridiculious (pls dont mind this word, coz i cant really have a word for describing it) to read such sentences with the word "gentleman" used for the criminal. I have seen several people who describe who explain eahc and everything whether good or bad with a single phrase. Like people saying, "it's just luck" or the phrase i hear so often "nothing can happen without god's will". These things really irritate me. You make poor decisions and what is obvious in return and if you dont like it you say "nothing can happen without god's will". Why not think about what you did wrong for a change???
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@olydove (1209)
• United States
27 Jul 09
( Please note I'm using this as an example I did not really do this ) I went and got drunk and decided to get in my car and drive. While using my poor judgment I hit an innocent family because I crossed over into the wrong side of traffic. As a result of my poor judgment the family was killed. I am here alive to use a piss poor excuse as poor judgment when the reality is I was just being stupid, and irresponsible. Please believe I'm sorry I can't accept responsibility for my actions I will just hide behind the fact that I used poor judgment. Until humans start learning to take responsibility for their actions whatever the actions may be, we will continue to hear such ridiculous excuses for these types of criminal behaviors that in my opinion there is absolutely no excuse for! I agree with you 100% scum should be referred to as exactly what it is, and not as "gentlemen" or "lady." They need to say " Suspect" or " Suspected criminal". Call the crap like it is and quit sugar coating it already sheesh.
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
27 Jul 09
I'm glad you understand what I was trying to say. Although I don't agree with the president on most things, I do appreciate him telling all our people to stop making excuses for our behavior and accept responsibility. I hope he continues to emphasize that, maybe this victim mentality that's been drummed into us for a couple decades will disappear. I'm glad you didn't do that example! I've always wondered how people can live with themselves after doing something horrific like that. I pity them as much as I despise them.
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@olydove (1209)
• United States
29 Jul 09
Agreed the victim mentality needs to go out the window. I myself am a "survivor" of domestic violence. I hated him and blamed him for all my hurt and pain for years after I left him until I finally realized that it was my own stupidity for staying with him after the first time he hit me. Had I left then and not stayed with him, my life would have been different. Maybe worse, maybe better who knows but still it was because I chose to stay with him that it happened. My own dang fault. The first time he hit me shame on him every time after that it's all on me. Notice I say "survivor" and not victim? As long as we continue to consider ourselves victims it is impossible to move on and have a better life. It took me a long time to learn that but I sure am glad I did.
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
28 Jul 09
you are so right, dragon. Some things go way beyond "poor judgement". Judgement implies that some actual thought went into the act. Some things are just thoughtless and as you said just plain stupid.
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
28 Jul 09
Seems like there's a lot of stupid around these days, even more so than thoughtlessness. I think we either need the gene pool cleaned (dangerous thinking) or a big can of whup a$$ to wake people up.
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@roberten (3131)
• United States
27 Jul 09
dragon54u, let me attempt to paraphrase your rant, if I may? 1. "Take responsibility for your own actions; NO excuses." 2. "Report accounts accurately." Have I got it? If so, I agree with your line of thought. I dare say that this is a bold and refreshing concept given today's climate of political correctness; would be nice if it caught on.
@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
27 Jul 09
Thank you! A very succinct condensation of my thoughts! If this were to catch on, it would do more for this country than any financial fix ever could.
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• United States
28 Jul 09
I read about that the other day and it infuriated me, it is not poor judgment, it is attempted murder and criminal negligence along with kidnapping. I hope that scumbag goes to jail for a long time and gets assraped and thrown into a dumpster every day for the rest of his miserable life. I also fully agree with you that people who use "gentleman" to describe a criminal are idiots and woefully in need of a damned dictionary.
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
28 Jul 09
There's no comment I can make--you've said it all! It helps to vent but I wish things like this could be stopped altogether.
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@jbg45638 (88)
• United States
28 Jul 09
He should be locked up for 20 years to think about what he done. Maybe let him out early if realized what he did is wrong and inhuman.
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
28 Jul 09
I honestly don't know if someone like that will ever realize it's wrong. Anyone that could do that has to be so seriously ill--or evil--that they think no more of children than they would of piece of furniture. Ideally, he would get therapy and so would the mom and kids and it wouldn't stop till the parents were mentally responsible and healthy.
• Philippines
28 Jul 09
That's clearly no misjudgment that really is stupidity. They just don't want to admit that they made a mistake. It's just a really lousy excuse. Great post dragon54u!:)
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
28 Jul 09
Thank you. I'm glad this cretin is the exception rather than the rule, but just one person like this is a black mark on humanity.
@bunnybon7 (36504)
• Holiday, Florida
28 Jul 09
yes i agree. they should have reported that a scumbag posing as human just confessed to throwing 2 babies into the trash just because he was mad and is selfish and cruel and wanted to act like a bad child himself. he should be sentenced to spending several years in a trash dump himself. in prison some get better treatment than they deserve. not all people tho. just the cruel ones should get really bad bad treatment.
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
28 Jul 09
The worst part is, he didn't confess. The children were found by some workers 13 hours after the idiot dumped them. He was in police custody all night, being questioned about what he did with them. A surveillance camera shows him putting the stroller in a dumpster and he threw the children in a 33 gallon trash can with a lid--a worker heard them crying over the roar of his lawnmower and went to investigate, thank God. What a piece of crap, what poor excuse for a person. Even animals who are programmed to give birth and then desert their babies don't try to harm them.
• United States
27 Jul 09
I don't blame you for your rant. The gentleman term is just wrong. It use to be, these two MEN or this man, or this woman. What are they going to say this princess went into rob so and so.. makes one wonder why they are making light of people doing wrong to others. Says alot about how the news actually relates to the real people who go through these things, THEY JUST WANT THE STORY.
@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
27 Jul 09
I think they are according respect to people who don't deserve any. Our society says we should respect everyone but when someone is committing a criminal act, they've lost any privilege relating to people respecting them. Thanks for your comment and sharing your opinion!
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