Ahhh, the sweet sound of beatings! As I'm sure you've all heard, some judge in Texas was caught on video beating his daughter with a belt. As some of you have seen before, I'm a proponent of beating your children. I was beaten, both with a belt and without. My dad was beaten, with a belt and various other things. His dad was beaten with sturdy, not-made-in-China things. We all turned out okay. In my opinion, if more people today beat their kids, maybe the world wouldn't BE so fucked up. Our oldest boy lived on a steady diet of oatmeal and bare-handed butt-whippings until he was about 10. Now he nearly walks all over us at almost 13, mainly because we are too scared to give him the what-for in fear that we will end up on the net or one of the neighbors will call the cops. If I tanned his motherfucking hide like mine had been at his age, maybe it wouldn't be such a battle. Then again, I never went to college, am now unemployed and am married to the slimiest motherfucker this side of Michael Lohan. Apparently, those beatings my dad gave me were in vain. Our oldest isn't as bad as some of his friends, cussing out their moms and running away, but he shows a stunning lack of empathy for his immediate relatives and a knack for compulsive lying that would give his dad a run for his money. Literally every lecture I give him could be given to his father verbatim. I would beat them both if I could. Focus: Anyhoo, your thoughts on the beating issue? Were you spanked as a child? Do you still harbor resentment? Let's set aside the disability issue for a moment. My oldest was diagnosed with Aspberger's at one point but it doesn't make me want to beat him any less. Obviously you wouldn't whip a severely autistic kid (in public anyway) but I used to think that maybe if those parents had been a little more heavy-handed, maybe those kids would be a little less twitchy. (replace "beat" with whatever word helps you sleep at night) The thread title is a quote that my middle guy said when he was about 4 and heard that his older brother was about to get his ass handed to him. Totally out of left-field but ridiculously hilarious, if that makes any sense.