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Geraldo: You Shouldn't Become Parent Unless Licensed By Government
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Posted on 01/09/2012 5:16:57 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Geraldo: You Shouldn't Become Parent Unless Licensed By Government By Jack Coleman Created 01/09/2012 - 7:55pm

Think your government has more than enough on its hands? Geraldo Rivera wants it to do so much more.

On his new WABC radio show Friday, Rivera cited an incident that day involving a Brooklyn mother suspected of killing her 3-year-old daughter, saying this (audio clips after page break) --

I swear to God, you talk about sickos, you talk about sickos. You should need to have a license to have a child. You should be vetted. I think I can't stand these stories. I've covered so many of these toddler-torture murders. It's just something that is unbelievable.

Minutes later, Rivera enthused over the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, followed by his criticism of the agency as destined to become a haven for patronage hacks (audio) --

You know, I like the idea of consumer protection, this new agency, for example, but I can just see what's going to happen. You're going to have all the secretaries that campaigned for Obama in this administration or Bush in the last administration or Romney or Obama or whoever it's going to be going forward, they're all going to get those coveted jobs, they're going to be assistant secretary to the secretary of the deputy of the this and that, and it's all going to be our tax money. It used to be, when I was a younger man, I used to think, you know, you know, let's throw money at this problem, let's fix this problem. And it's just when see the way government operates, government can do no right, almost.

Still like the idea of this new agency? How about licensing parents while we're at it?

Later on Friday, Rivera appeared on "The O'Reilly Factor" and got into an argument with Bill O'Reilly over Casey Anthony, as described by Brian Maloney at the Radio Equalizer (h/t for YouTube audio clip) --

Within a period of less than 12 hours the King of All Media Hackery jumped on Bill O'Reilly for being much too critical of (insert your own descriptive language here) Casey Anthony, but then told radio listeners he advocates government licensing and "vetting" of all prospective parents in America.

In Geraldo Bizarro World, it's give Casey the benefit of the doubt while real mothers and fathers are guilty until proven innocent. Could anything be nuttier?

Rivera passing himself off as a conservative comes to mind.


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Like China?
1 posted on 01/09/2012 5:17:01 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Lol @ Geraldo


2 posted on 01/09/2012 5:18:39 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: Sub-Driver

FU Whore-AlDo!!!!!


3 posted on 01/09/2012 5:18:54 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Sub-Driver

In a rational world, this man wouldn’t have a platform.


4 posted on 01/09/2012 5:19:04 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Sub-Driver

And what do we do with all of the illegals who come here to have their anchor babies, Whoraldo? Give them “amensty” and “waivers”?


5 posted on 01/09/2012 5:19:50 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed!!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

why does anyone give this attention seeking pompous arse the time of day.
The man is nothing but a big headed attention seeking old man who has lied so many times and been such a drama queen on his assignments.

If anyone watches his show or him then could you tell me please why because I just don’t see why anyone would give him 5 mins let alone an hour?


6 posted on 01/09/2012 5:20:50 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Flunked your Psyc-eval again!
7 posted on 01/09/2012 5:21:10 PM PST by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: Sub-Driver

SLAVE OF THE GOVERNMENT


8 posted on 01/09/2012 5:22:21 PM PST by the_daug
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To: FlingWingFlyer

maybe he needs to preach that to his hispanic pals who live in poverty?


9 posted on 01/09/2012 5:22:33 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Sub-Driver

In Geraldo’s case, I’d buy it.


10 posted on 01/09/2012 5:22:41 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’ve seen a fair amount of Freepers make similar off-handed comments that parents should be licensed, typically on threads about child abuse and neglect.

I assume for them it was an emotional initial reaction that they would retract if they took a minute to think about it.

But I think Geraldo would actually advocate this policy.


11 posted on 01/09/2012 5:23:16 PM PST by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: Sub-Driver

What a moronic statement.


12 posted on 01/09/2012 5:24:13 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Sub-Driver
Such a policy would give the government an express lane to genocide of “undesirable” groups.

It sounds racist to me.

13 posted on 01/09/2012 5:26:08 PM PST by Wordkraft
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To: Sub-Driver
Like China?

More like 30s era Germany. Scratch a progressive lib and find a NAZI. Why should we expect anything more from Geraldo Jerry Rivers?

14 posted on 01/09/2012 5:31:55 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: Sub-Driver

For a guy that’s been married five times he oughta stay away from this topic.


15 posted on 01/09/2012 5:33:46 PM PST by notaliberal
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To: Sub-Driver

Geraldo`s parents would have never been able to get a parenting license.


16 posted on 01/09/2012 5:34:39 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (Geraldo had parents? Who knew?)
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17 posted on 01/09/2012 5:40:05 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: bunkerhill7

No need to license, you just sterilize the undesirables, you know, it is not like we haven’t done it before. Progressives know what is best.


18 posted on 01/09/2012 5:41:22 PM PST by itsahoot (Throw them all out! Especially the Frugal Socialists who call themselves Republicans.)
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To: bunkerhill7

No need to license, you just sterilize the undesirables, you know, it is not like we haven’t done it before. Progressives know what is best.


19 posted on 01/09/2012 5:41:22 PM PST by itsahoot (Throw them all out! Especially the Frugal Socialists who call themselves Republicans.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Only the communist countries want to control everything in your life.

Evidently the leftist kooks want their lives controlled by the government.
They might get free stuff but they don’t realize they’ll have to pay the piper
in some way.

Why do the kooks think the government knows anything at all? Sheesh!


20 posted on 01/09/2012 5:41:50 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected.)
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To: Sub-Driver

First, we make journalists pass an IQ test, but with no disability payments when they are all found to be mentally disabled.


21 posted on 01/09/2012 5:42:45 PM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Sub-Driver
Good ol' Gerry Rivers is the 10to Noon guy at 770 WABC now. Expect one of these stories every couple days as he has 10 hours a week of blathering his mindless views over the airwaves. This guy is a clown.

Al Capone's Vault

22 posted on 01/09/2012 5:45:55 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I just don’t get it — why why WHY do the leftists want to control peoples lives??? I don’t care what you do on your own time, I just want to be left alone! Why do they want to dictate every little damn thing?


23 posted on 01/09/2012 5:47:02 PM PST by NakedRampage (Puttin' the "stud" in Bible study)
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To: Sub-Driver

Maybe geraldo is trying to get a gig with a chinese news station, seeing as how his ratings here are non-existent.


24 posted on 01/09/2012 5:48:11 PM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Today I heard the last five minutes of this schmuck because I turned on the radio too early for Rush. Adios Sr. Rivers. You won't be around much longer.

ML/NJ

25 posted on 01/09/2012 5:48:11 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey Gerry!
How many of your own kids can you kill without a license?


26 posted on 01/09/2012 5:49:05 PM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: Maceman

No-—the reason why we are in this discussion is because of government enabling evil behavior—welfare-rewarding evil people and evil behavior.....and allowing TV to glorify evil, dysfunctional behavior and destroying Shame. We removed obscenity laws which existed for almost 200 years when Virtue was acknowledge as being ESSENTIAL to freedom.

Virtuous people would not abuse children, yet we have allowed our schools to intentionally destroy Virtue-—that which all Founders KNEW was essential to a Republic.

We have allowed government schools to mass indoctrinate and remove morality from our children-—through curricula written by progressive/marxists/atheists to remove the idea of Right and Wrong-—and instill emotion over intellect (feel good, do it).

The Passions HAVE to be ruled by the intellect and that has to be taught in schools. We also have to teach knowledge and get Sex Ed OUT of schools-—it corrupts and destroys any meaning in the sex act and demeans human beings.

We removed morality from our legal system thanks to John Austin and Oliver Wendell Holmes. Morality and God has to be put back in our law—since our Natural Rights come from God and we need to hold people responsible for their choices and get government OUT of OUR LIVES.


27 posted on 01/09/2012 5:50:47 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature=Just Law.)
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To: Sub-Driver
John Stossel needs to find Geraldo in a dark alley and beat the ever living daylights out of him and then claim he beat himself up because they look alike.

Geraldo:

John Stossel:

Geraldo is a fruitcake Liberal, John Stossel believes in individual rights.

28 posted on 01/09/2012 5:51:22 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Sub-Driver

Somewhere, a village is missing an idiot.


29 posted on 01/09/2012 5:51:41 PM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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30 posted on 01/09/2012 5:52:15 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Sub-Driver

Too bad Gerry didn’t, and still doesn’t, think Casey Anthony should have passed that litmus test.


31 posted on 01/09/2012 5:53:06 PM PST by Anti-Hillary
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To: Sub-Driver

Is it to late to revoke Geraldo parents license?


32 posted on 01/09/2012 5:53:46 PM PST by jpsb
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To: Sub-Driver

first post I read on youtube says he is a typical conservative. If a socialist says something stupid they are labeled conservative


33 posted on 01/09/2012 5:59:09 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Sub-Driver

Whorealdo lost it years ago but this confirms he’s an idiot.


34 posted on 01/09/2012 6:02:55 PM PST by jazusamo (If you don't like growing older, don't worry. You may not be growing older much longer: T. Sowell)
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To: Lazmataz

Will they be taking applications for government inspectors to do the rounds, assessing the marriage suitability of, in particular, the supermodel demographic? (Which need extra scrutiny, given how their marriages usually turn out.)


35 posted on 01/09/2012 6:05:55 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The government will issue parent licenses. Well then, we can rest assured that evangelicals and conservatives will not be able to get them. The Bible is just a form of ‘hate-speech’. The licenses will be reserved for inter-generational love activists, same sex couples, and polyamorous families.


36 posted on 01/09/2012 6:06:05 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: NakedRampage

I just don’t get it — why why WHY do the leftists want to control peoples lives???

Aside from all flavors of megalomania, I believe there’s a large desire on the part of hard leftists to have cruel fun. In Cambodia when the Khmer Rogue had their day, authorities would point to a man over here and a woman over there, and instruct them to get married. They had a grand old time controlling other people. Then there’s all the labor camps Commies have had, they really got their jollies deciding who could go.


37 posted on 01/09/2012 6:14:55 PM PST by Avery Iota Kracker (He Hate Me Uns)
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To: Sub-Driver

I am sure he wouldn’t feel much emotion at the carnage at an abortuary.


38 posted on 01/09/2012 6:18:08 PM PST by dforest
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To: Sub-Driver

Geraldo should be licensed, as being a moron.


39 posted on 01/09/2012 6:18:58 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Maceman
No, when you have a case like the woman in Florida that has fifteen kids and a con for a father, neither have ever worked a day in their lives, and she says it is time you took some responsibility in giving her money and housing and food so she can keep on humping. Yes, she and old con-job should have been fixed a long time ago. http://www.glennbeck.com/2011/12/02/homeless-woman-with-15-kids-someones-gotta-pay-for-this/
40 posted on 01/09/2012 6:19:51 PM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: org.whodat

http://www.glennbeck.com/2011/12/02/homeless-woman-with-15-kids-someones-gotta-pay-for-this/


41 posted on 01/09/2012 6:20:45 PM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: savagesusie

http://www.glennbeck.com/2011/12/02/homeless-woman-with-15-kids-someones-gotta-pay-for-this/


42 posted on 01/09/2012 6:24:13 PM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh, I’m sure he doesn’t mean Hispanic and African-American people. That would be racist and/or bigoted. Only non-Hispanic, non-biracial — and non-gay people would have to get licensed to make babies!

I believe he’ll settle for bi-annual in-home government investigation of parents — all parents — except maybe the non-white and the gay, unless we can come up with a good double standard for them, ya know, just to be sure they’re not disproportionately affected...


43 posted on 01/09/2012 6:31:02 PM PST by Lady Lucky (It's an equine thing.)
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To: org.whodat; savagesusie
The NAZIs were hardcore advocates of regulated breeding. Their policies were strongly influenced by communists and bigots such as Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood.

Only a filthy skinhead would advocate for such racist ideas.

44 posted on 01/09/2012 6:32:44 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I wish his mother hadn’t been licensed. From an asshole that’s been married 4 times, holy crap!


45 posted on 01/09/2012 6:38:45 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Sub-Driver

Right after journalists have to be elected...


46 posted on 01/09/2012 6:49:30 PM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: Sub-Driver

,,,,, married 5 times ,,, geraldo ain’t got a clue !!!! and certianly no room to talk about family life .


47 posted on 01/09/2012 6:53:00 PM PST by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: org.whodat
http://www.glennbeck.com/2011/12/02/homeless-woman-with-15-kids-someones-gotta-pay-for-this/

Leaving me to wonder: Does the universe of welfare reflect the 80/20 rule that's common in business?

Do 20% of the welfare cases result in 80% of the costs?

Would focussing on these "heavy users" be the way to reform welfare?

48 posted on 01/09/2012 7:08:55 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Sub-Driver

I think he has earned himself the appellation “The” in front of his name just as Donald Trump has as in “The Donald”. Mr. Rievera is now officially “The Geraldo”.


49 posted on 01/09/2012 7:11:39 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Romney ruined Massachusetts. Now he wants to ruin the nation.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Brandis Nwegbo stabbed her 3-year-old daughter, Cathryn, to death because she believed the child was possessed by demons. (WABC) — Homicide detectives say it appears a young girl was stabbed to death at the hands of her mother inside an apartment in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.

The two-and-a-half year-old girl, who was found bleeding in the arms of her rambling, incoherent mother, had been stabbed in the jaw and head inside a Putnam Avenue apartment just after 4:00 Friday morning.

Investigators said she may been choked as well. There were strangulation marks around her neck, they said.

Cathryn Nwegbo was rushed to Woodhull Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Authorities said the child’s troubled mother, 29 year old Brandis Nwegbo, blamed the death on demons and God not being there to help.

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/new_york&id=8492862


50 posted on 01/09/2012 7:20:42 PM PST by anglian
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