I just realized that during Blogger's maintenance down time, the internet managed to eat my post from Thursday, May 12th. It is gone forever, and I am saddened and a little annoyed. All I can remember is that I was ranting about passwords and PIN numbers. If you try to click on the link from Facebook, you will be told the page does not exist. I am sincerely sorry about that.
Christopher Eccleston, Matt Smith, David Tennant - the Ninth, Eleventh, and Tenth Doctors
Boy abused by mother, then child-welfare system
For the next several years, she ground the soaring spirit of that child into ashes. She and her boyfriend slapped, punched and hit the boy. The couple drank, did drugs and got into fistfights in front of him. They made sure he knew that he mattered to them about as much as a pile of stinking garbage.
Eventually, the boyfriend left, and other men started coming around. His mother let them have sex with his 9-year-old sister, and he got to watch. He remembers it. And he remembers his mother forcing him into sex acts with some of the men.
State child-protection workers would investigate complaints of filthy conditions, bruises and welts from excessive corporal punishment and lack of supervision on four occasions between January 2000 and November 2003, when they finally took him and his sister away and put them in foster homes.
Beef back ribs on the left, country-style lamb "ribs" on the right