Friday, 5 October 2007

Have a RANT on me!

Here's my soapbox, hop on and get it off your chest - anything you like! You will feel better!




Yesterday I saw a group of disabled people being 'dragged' through the town. The carers were ignoring them and just chatting to each other about what they did the night before. This makes my blood boil.

A friend of mines autistic daughter was bullied at school yesterday. And of course I'm not forgetting what happened to C recently.


Abuse of disabled people has to stop. And its up to us to stop it.

Ive said my piece!

Over to you!

Anything you like!


43 comments:

Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!! said...

My rant? Why call your FB at midnight, talk about cars, then go, without having phone sex? What's the point of that? Doesn't he realise what he's there for?

Sorry, got nuthin else to rant about!

Casdok said...

Sack him!

Elissa said...

I had about 1/2 dozen things that I really could have ranted about today, but as soon as I started they somehow seemed totally insignificant:-(
Maybe I'm ranted out - we're selling our house and I've been ranting non stop at the kids all day about keeping the house clean and tidy!

Blossomcottage said...

I am going to rant, my otherwise very healthy and with it mother needs a heart valve replacement she is 85 years young and plays golf and bridge looks after herself, cooks for England and is a real wizz at crosswords and suduko. She saw the consultant nearly four weeks ago and he has only just sent the letter of referral to the surgeon, don't these TWITS know that at 85 quality time is at a premium or do they just want her to drop dead so they can spend the money on drunks who get their head bashed in at football matches or maime and injure others when driving a car!! ( both are relevant to my life) Now off my Soap Box and going to sell the house and look for a private surgeon who will do the job ebefore she is dead.
Blossom

Chris H said...

Only thing I can rant about now is totally out of my hands.... and so trivial as to be laughable!!! People go on about me wearing my hair OUT, yet we live in a darn windy place, ever tried to see where you are going with masses of friggin hair in your face???? Told ya it was pathetic!!!! I am all ranted out on more serious matters, cos until thousands of people stand up and say "BLOODY WELL STOP" nothing will change.... be it care of disabled people or politics or laws or whatever!!! And even when we do band together usually the politicians or powers that be ignore us anyway. So there, mini rant about nothing in particular. (well except me hair!)

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Yes, Casdok, you already know my rant and I've given it some welly on my blog page!!

Just another thing though, why do men never put dirty clothes in the linen basket? I am sick of picking up underpants that have walked around the bedroom before being left on the floor, NEXT to the linen basket!

Crystal xx

Exmoorjane said...

I'm ranted out for the moment.....but will stand and cheer at the other rants. Hmm, think we may all be here for quite a long time!!

Flowerpot said...

makes my blood boil too!

Suffolkmum said...

I could rant all day long but reading your post brought a 'pet rant' to mind. I see those in the position of carers doing similar things often - pre-schoolers being left to cry or struggling in some way whilst helpers chatter - a couple of classroom assistants letting a 4 year old little boy go home with no socks on because he couldn't get them on himself and no-one would help him - and some carers in the home where my Auntie with Alzheimers is ignoring her too. I did step in each time. And I know this sounds awful - I'm not a carer myself, I know they're only human and there are some absolutely superb people out there doing superb jobs that I couldn't do. But equally there are some who shouldn't be in the caring profession at all.

eastcoastdweller said...

The abuse does need to stop, both overt and covert -- whether the hitting of a disabled child or the refusal to hire an adult with a handicap.

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

I rant far too much as it is - don't encourage me!

MotherPie said...

When we lived in NYC I saw Nannies out and about paying no attention to their charges. Someone came up with an idea to catch the negligence and blog about it, with photos.

Ashley's Mom said...

My rant involves my daughter's vision teacher. This teacher doesn't know sign language (my daughter is also deaf), refuses to let the school interpreter join her during vision lessons, and makes up signs for things. Then she can't understand why my daughter gets frustrated, gets up from her desk and tries to leave the classroom.

Needless to say, I have requested this teacher have no further contact with my daughter.

Pavel said...

You know what I hate? My austistic boy "appears" very normal to the casual eye because he's communicates very well and, as I hear on a regular basis, he doesn't act like one of those autistic kids in movies that rock back and forth and just groan or mumble. Because of this, they give him no slack whatsoever if he grows agitated about a situation.
In other words, because he seems normal, then they refuse to believe he's autistic.
I absolutely hate it when they tell me, "you're kidding? He's autistic? No way, are you sure? He look completely normal!"

mommy~dearest said...

My first house has been up for sale for a year now, and I'm facing forclosure.

My ex-husband (Jaysen's father) is an idiot who thinks his drug habit is more important than child support.

My current boyfriend of 4 years, still does not "get" Jaysen, and is too often frustrated by his Autism.

It's been a week since I've had a cigarette, and I still feel like I would rather die.

I found cat poo on my pillow last night.

That is all. Thank you.

Get Off My Lawn! said...

My rants are hardly ever serious. But this time... if everyone in the world consumed the world's resources and energy at the same rate as the average Canadian, it would take 5 Earths to sustain the world's population. Turn out your damned lights people. Ask yourself if there is a difference between what you want and what you need.

AND do something to stop abuse of the disabled. I love my grandma.

craig andrew said...

C:(

Beth said...

You caught me on a non-rant day - a rare occurrence. I'm afraid to start one and spoil what is (so far) a good day!

Marie said...

There are so many things I want to rant about that I don't know where to start.

Top cat said...

I agree, abuse is bad in any form especially to those who cannot defend themselves.
Unfortunately most of the time caregiving is an underpaid position so it attracts people who are less than qualified without the temperment and patience to provide good quality care.
Until this type of work can attract qualified people by paying them a fair wage and who have been through a series of psychological testing this type of behavior will continue.
It takes a special loving caring person to have the patience to provide quality loving care to these individuals.
tc

FXSmom said...

My rant for the day is why do some mothers ignore their children??? My mother abandoned me when I was 7 months old. At least I never had to know. Now my stepchildren are being abandoned by their mom but they are 15 & 13 and great kids. It just hacks me off!!

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

BT came to put a new line into a neighbour's house and managed to cut three of is off completely - although we could dial out, but we came up as our neighbours phone!!! When we phoned to report the cluck up - they started to talk about an appointment - saturday, maybe monday . . . gnashing of teeth . . . they came back and fixed the "fault' within the hour . .

And BREATHE

Tera said...

I don't have a rant at the moment, but I would like to say "Great Blog! Thanks for all the wisdom I'v been reading through today." And thanks for dropping by mine as well. It really helps hearing other autistic mom stories...

Big Dutch said...

My rant will be insignificant against what you face in raising your son. But here goes anyway:

What is it with all you divorced women 40-50 who are in the dating market? Are you that fragile, that brittle, that damaged, have so much baggage and so little honesty?

A silly rant for sure.

Rising Rainbow said...

I could rant about a zillion things, I's sure beginning with my HB using my computer and leaving the cap lock on (isn't that in the same realm as leaving the toliet seat up?) Then moving on to those who discriminate against the disabled by NOT hiring them when they are qualified to do a job! and then moving on again to those people who neglect their horses allowing them to go without food and then wonder WTF the government took my horses away. Geez people.

Gledwood said...

Didn't the supposedly "down to earth" John Major (or was it William Hague? Somebody boring...) go around at election time with a soap box? To be honest I wish somebody had picked it up and smashed it over his head!!

I once went to Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park to see people standing on literal soap boxes but not a single public ranter had brought anything to stand on - except the shoes they were wearing!

Hi I hopped in via a friend of a friend of Raffi's ... I'm a Brit too (in case you hadn't noticed ;->...) feel free to drop by ...

Gledwood
"vol 2"....

Big Dutch said...

Insignificant rant number 2:

For God's sake, when is someone going to produce a decent, hell, let's make that great sci-fi film. "The Island", well, I like Scarlett a lot, but it was a damn remake of "Logan's Run", and Logan has the edge. I heard they're making the third version of "The Bodysnactchers" and a remake of "The Fly". Come on, is recycling the only mode that Hollywood can operate in?

Hey, I'm the only person who liked the remake of "Solaris", but that's not really in the sci-fi genre. Take "Star Wars" for example, the first film released was great and helped to define my youth, the rest got progressively crappier upon each iteration. Hell, I wanted to shoot those Ewoks!

It can't be that hard. How about mining some Heinlein stories, something other than "Starship Trooper", which I incidentally liked. Heaven knows they've mined just about everything they can from Phillip K Dick. I'll stick with "Blade Runner", a superb film, although again, not really in the sci-fi genre.

I'm not asking for much and certainly not the impossible. Hell, if I have to, I'll write on myself. How about a great war fought in outer space with ships blowing up all over the place an aliens dying right and left. Whoops, thats' not analogous to today's events, is it?

Ouch.

Casdok said...

If you look back i did a blog about C at Speakers corner!

Casdok said...

Big Dutch, i love Sci fi. Am a Star Trek, Star Wars fan and dont forget Dr Who!
Rant all you like!

violet_yoshi said...

Allowing abusers to have access to our public schools should stop.

I'm tired of bullies being excused for. You bully once, that's it, you're sent to a off-campus school.

There is absolutely NO REASON, that students who have proved themselves as a harm to others, should have the right to a education like everyone else. Send them to a school to teach them how to be a human being. I'm sorry they were abused, but that does not give them a right to abuse others.

Allowing students to prey on the weak, is giving students an education in living under tyranny.

Bare Bones Gardener said...

Hey Casdok,

Especially within the industry, we do see all to often the Carers chatting away and socializing, to each other in this industry, instead of paying any attention to or including those in their care.

This idustry is dominated by females, and it attracts those who are of a caring and personable nature. Unfortunately this overflows to other people around them (other carers) rather than to those for whom socializing is a little harder to do, ie their clients

Besides which have you ever tried stopping a woman in 'social mode', from chatting!! lol......

deb said...

The government is the worst bully, underfunding care for disabled people and for the schools to teach disabled kids.

Shari said...

I remember a few years back that there was a day care provider that just left infants in the car seat all day (maybe only took the baby out to change a diaper or two) till the parent picked the baby up. That made me sick.

Well, what goes around, comes around. Maybe some day, when they are old and in a nursing home, they'll have caregivers just like that. Who knows?

Jodi said...

ok, I am just going to rant about how unfair it is that my son who already has a dev. disability also has to deal with severe anxiety and depression. That sucks!

Sober @ Sundown said...

I am too tired to successfully rant, but I could find the energy to complain that the two additional cups of coffee I had this afternoon has given me a stomach ache. I am worried that my dog is not feeling well, but that makes me sad more than anything else.

I will have to return when I am in a ranting mood........

BBC said...

"Yesterday I saw a group of disabled people being 'dragged' through the town."

Really?

You saw that?

Really?

I can so not picture that here. Not when I see mentally challenged people being pretty well cared for here.

Hon, I know that your son is the center of your universe and has special needs.

But this does not change the fact that there are children living under trees and starving to death and will be dead tomorrow.

This does not change the fact that a woman had to eat her first born in order that she could continue to live.

I respectfully suggest that you be thankful for any help you get with helping your son.

But that you can also feel for that woman that had to eat her offspring.

I guess what I'm asking you is to not be too self centered. Hugs.

BBC said...

I mean, this planet is about a lot more than just you and and your son. In fact you are just specks of dust in cosmic time and space, and any Star Trek fan must know that.

Now, give him a hug for me and let some of it go. Before I tag you as agnostic and too self centered. :-) Hugs.

DJ Kirkby said...

How come when N3S lashes out at someone, we get hauled over to speak to the theacher at the end of the day but when N3S gets bitten, we still get called over but the bitee's parents dont? How ocme they didnt get spoken to like we always do?

Casdok said...

dj Kirby, that is so out of order. Hope you get it sorted.

And BBC, yes please i would love the tag, as that is precisly what my blog is all about! It is to raise awarness. I got you interested!
And as a treki fan i am very aware how insignificant i am in the great scheme of things, hense i try and do my bit for autism.
Hugs

BBC said...

I'm not sure how how I feel about Star Trek. Interesting, but at this time in time in time and space it is fiction.

And there are so few hugs in it.
Hugs.

Eileen said...

I hate bullying of any kind. Worse when it is my daughter, who stuggles with bipolar/emotional issues. The medication has caused her to gain weight too. For years, the schools were like, "kids will be kids" or "that is how kids are at this age" NOT ACCEPTABLE. I am the mother, who went to the Superintendent, School Board and tried to reason with the parents of some of the children....many I found were just like their children. Luckily, she is in a school now where her father is the principal, and he knows my feelings on this. He puts out a lot of fires for her, but he does this for many other children with Special Needs too. Perhaps, having a special sensitivity to it, helps, but I think more School Officials need to be more aggressive in dealing with bullying in general. It is wrong, and it goes on constantly.

Gary said...

Go girl go!

Yes, I'm completely intolerant of intolerance!

We've come a long way as a society (at least here) in terms of legislating equality and rights. Yet what really counts is what's in my heart and mind and how I behave towards all others.

I'm very involved in Amnesty International and sometimes I'm asked, 'Why bother, it doesn't seem to make a difference?"

Why bother caring? Why bother taking any action I can to defend and promote rights? Why bother fighting against ignorance and fear? Why bother loving?

Well, gee, why bother getting up in the morning?

You said soapbox!

Marla Fauchier Baltes said...

I used to work in childrens' group homes and know how easy it is to do the behavior you mention here. I was much younger and had no children of my own. I did grow up with a disabled sister so I brought more passion to the job than some of the workers. There are many good workers out there and many that are not so good. I feel very fortunate I can care for my daughter at home.