September 16, 2009

"Well, You Know, Kids Sometimes Don't Always Like What Their Parents Want Them to Do."

I know we have several months remaining, but I'd still like to nominate this as the Parental Understatement of the Year.

Christian Pebbles of Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District said the teen made it clear why she started the blaze, which damaged church pews.

"She hates the church and she worships the devil," Pebbles said. "That's the reason why."

Pebbles said the teen was taken into custody on suspicion of felony arson.

"Well, you know, kids sometimes don't always like what their parents want them to do," said Annette Hilt, the suspect's mother. "Everybody knows that."

Yeah, remember that time when you were a kid and rebelled by setting fire to a church building with dozens of people inside?

Me neither.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at September 16, 2009 11:11 AM

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Posted by: RJ Moeller at September 16, 2009 12:59 PM

Being a conservative and believing in personal freedom I sometimes have such periods of cognitive dissonance because I read stories like this and can't help but think that some people just shouldn't be allowed to breed.

Posted by: PRM at September 16, 2009 02:03 PM

Forced sterilization is a very bad idea.

Posted by: brando at September 16, 2009 02:50 PM

Isn't church burning supposed to be a hate crime?
Oh wait, it was an LDS church in CA not a Baptist church in the South.

Posted by: MikeM at September 16, 2009 03:39 PM

I liked the last sentence of the article.

"Fire officials said the goal is to make sure that the girl receives counseling, not to necessarily punish her."

Need to change the definition of counseling to "Beating the stupid out of them."

Posted by: MikeM at September 16, 2009 03:44 PM


In the words of Ron White. "You just can't fix Stupid."

Posted by: Matt at September 16, 2009 05:45 PM

Ah, kids these days. Heh heh heh... gotta laugh at the wacky shenanigans they get themselves up to. I remember once, I swiped my brother's wagon to haul dirt for a bunker I was digging. And then there was the time I scratched my parent's car getting my bicycle out of the carport.

Same thing, right? Oh, those nutty kids.

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at September 17, 2009 09:39 AM