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Broke Dad Put Abby Up for Sail
Fox News ^ | June 14, 2010

Posted on 06/14/2010 9:50:22 AM PDT by Ron C.

Here's a dose of reality.

The father of teen sailor Abby Sunderland told The NY Post that he's broke and had signed a contract to do a reality show, "Adventures in Sunderland," about his family of daredevil kids weeks after she set off on her doomed and dangerous solo sail around the globe.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abbysrealityshow; abbystvshow; adventurism; alteredtitle; bookdeal; chaching; childabuse; childendangerment; childneglect; concussion; moviedeal; realityshow; sunderland
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Did Dad push too hard? Many think wrongful parenting is on display here. Many see nothing wrong in adventurous activities. What do you think?
1 posted on 06/14/2010 9:50:22 AM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

I think “Media Whore FailBoat” would be a better title.


2 posted on 06/14/2010 9:51:33 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Ron C.

Maybe he can put her in a balloon and cut it loose.....oh wait. That’s been done.


3 posted on 06/14/2010 9:51:43 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Now can we forget about that old rum-runner Joe Kennedy and his progeny of philandering drunks?)
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To: Ron C.

Broke? Don’t they have seven kids with another on the way? How about showing some common d*mned sense?


4 posted on 06/14/2010 9:51:43 AM PDT by Grunthor (Getting married, T minus 12 days.)
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To: humblegunner

LOLOL! Sounds like a good title!


5 posted on 06/14/2010 9:52:21 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: Ron C.
Balloon-Boy Daddy II.
6 posted on 06/14/2010 9:53:50 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: Ron C.

Television is getting to be like a small town parade. Half the people stand on the sidewalk and the other half walk by.
Eventually we’ll all have reality TV shows. Maybe we can just check each other’s security cameras all day long.


7 posted on 06/14/2010 9:54:10 AM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: DJ MacWoW; jimbo123; Pit1

*ping*


8 posted on 06/14/2010 9:54:25 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: Grunthor

Put on your flame suit...The ‘kids are a blessing’ crowd is about to slam you to the ground...


9 posted on 06/14/2010 9:55:31 AM PDT by devane617 (VOTE THEM OUT! ALL OF THEM!)
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To: Ron C.

The parents should be put in jail and charged with child endangement.

A sixteen year old girl all by herself in boat going around the world.

At least with the boy in the balloon... he wasn’t actually in the balloon.


10 posted on 06/14/2010 9:55:48 AM PDT by Gen. Burkhalter
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To: Ron C.

11 posted on 06/14/2010 9:56:14 AM PDT by byteback
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To: Ron C.

How many yachts do they have?

A lot of us would love to be that broke.


12 posted on 06/14/2010 9:57:17 AM PDT by LibWhacker (America awake!)
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To: Ron C.

Word was that the 30 ft seas in that part of the ocean was predictable so methinks there may be some culpability.


13 posted on 06/14/2010 9:59:42 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The real death threat is their legislation" Rush Limbaugh, 3/25/10)
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To: Ron C.
These kids have sailing in their blood...These young folks turn into Jacques Cousteaus or teachers of the same. Let them enjoy their love.

Imagine the love for her brother to follow in his footsteps. Remeinds me of my grandchildren and the bond they share in sports.

14 posted on 06/14/2010 10:00:33 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Ron C.
BROKE??

When is the old man signing the family up for welfare?

They are going to need some food stamps & somebody to pay the hospital bill for the baby that's on the way.

If this goes well - they may decide that this is a better scam than the reality show!!!

Or maybe this leech might decide to actually get a job & go to work instead of pimping his kids.

15 posted on 06/14/2010 10:00:58 AM PDT by LADY J (Change your thoughts and you change your woy ld. - Norman Vincent Peale)
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To: Ron C.

The Australian who designed the boat stated the girl was not strong enough to operate the boat and the American Sailing Association refused to sponsor her because they felt it was too risky since her route placed her in the treacherous Indian Ocean during the notoriously tough winter months.


16 posted on 06/14/2010 10:01:04 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Ron C.

“The wheels in motion for this trip had actually started when Abigail was 13 years old,” he added.

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Because 13 year olds should make decisions like this.


17 posted on 06/14/2010 10:01:29 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Let me be clear. The voluntary pancipation of Cinco de Quatro is mandated in all 57 states.)
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To: Gen. Burkhalter

and thus died the American character of exceptionalism that was defined by risk taking for glory. This is why modern American culture is devoid of heroes, and children are forced to idolize rock stars & politicians.


18 posted on 06/14/2010 10:01:54 AM PDT by Thurston_Howell_III (Ahoy polloi... where did you come from, a scotch ad?)
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To: Ron C.
Search FR for "abbysutherland" back on Friday and Saturday and see all the posts by Freepers on how heroic Abby and her dad were and how those who took issue with her needing a costly (no pun intended) bailout by the Oz navy were nanny staters and worse.

NOW the truth comes out.

It's exactly like balloon boy, when all the media (sadly including Fox News) and many at FR bought into the !!ZOMG!! hysteria, while only a few of us openly suggested a scam.

19 posted on 06/14/2010 10:01:55 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (I've been ionized, but I'm okay now.)
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To: Ron C.

First it was the balloon boy.

Now it’s the buffoon girl...is it the baboon girl?


20 posted on 06/14/2010 10:03:07 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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