'Tard of the Week - Person Who Talked Out of Their Ass

Monday, December 29, 2008
Yeah, I know I need to narrow that title down a little.

My Smart Man has a 2nd cousin twice removed (or something - I can't keep track of these things) who has two small children. Her husband is Icelandic, and his birth family still lives in Iceland.

In order to keep them informed and involved with her kids, the Hot Cousin maintains a website about the kids. She shares news and photos, and the family members use it as a means to ask questions and stay current.

One of the things she talks about is that fact that her youngest has a condition called Craniosynostosis. This condition essentially means that the sutures in her child's skull fused way too soon. As a result, the growing brain is pushing against solid bone instead of a flexible construct. This causes head malformation and a host of other problems.

Her child will soon have surgery to correct the condition, and the description of the procedure is pretty horrific. The child's skull must be surgically split, and the pieces realigned to allow for normal brain growth. As a parent, I can't imagine having to subject my child to such a thing. The alternative, however, is much worse - in her child's case, blindness and brain damage.

Enter the 'tard.

Some ill-informed fucknut made a comment on her blog berating her for subjecting her child to such a dangerous and invasive procedure "purely for cosmetic reasons." This person evidently felt that since a plastic surgeon was participating in the procedure, then - clearly - cosmetics was the only reason to have the surgery.

Yeah.

Really? Really?

What kind of asshat feels it's appropriate to offer their completely non-informed opinion on what is clearly a blog dedicated to family news? The Hot Cousin is very well informed about her child's condition, has ensured the best care possible, and only wants what's best for the child's future. This smug little fucker really upset the Hot Cousin, who (as you can imagine) is pretty stressed about her child's condition.

So yeah. To the person who posted on the Hot Cousin's blog who completely and utterly talked out of your ass - you are a 'tard.

7 comments:

mattw said...

Oh man, don't get me started on people butting in when parents are doing everything they should to ensure the proper health/upbringing of their child.

What an inconsiderate prick, erm, 'tard.

I hope you're second cousin in law doesn't get too worked up about it. And that everything goes ok with the surgery.

vince said...

Some people just need a kick in the ass and a boot to the head.

Shawn Powers said...

My suspicion is that aforementioned tard is just upset because his plastic surgeon won't do corrective surgery on his Cranial Rectalitis. Poor guy.

Nathan said...

Wow! Just amazing. Cousin-in-law 3 times removed might want to consider making the blog invite only.

Janiece Murphy said...

Nathan, I mentioned that to her. She's using a host service I'm not familiar with (the name escapes me), but I'm sure she can lock it down if she wants to.

Jeri said...

Wow. Everyone has an opinion - but most need to keep it to themselves. This person might be a candidate for Nuclear Jim.

Carol Elaine said...

Do NOT get me started on this. One of my nephews was born with craniosynostosis (also blind at birth). He had the first of several surgeries when he was only a few months old. He's nine now and doing fine, but you can bet that if he hadn't gone through the ordeal of those surgeries, he wouldn't be fine at all.

That commenter is a fucking asshole of the first water and needs to have a nuclear bomb planted in his/her rectum.

Please send my best wishes to your Smart Man's cousin and her family.