...Only in America

(h/t Field Negro)
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey honor student who has sued to get her parents to support her after she moved out of their home had her initial request denied Tuesday by a judge who cautioned that the case could lead to a "potentially slippery slope" of claims by teenagers against their parents.

Rachel Canning had sought immediate relief in the form of $650 in weekly child support and the payment of the remainder of her tuition at Morris Catholic High School, as well as attorney's fees.

State Superior Court Judge Peter Bogaard denied those motions but ordered the parties to return to court on April 22, when they will present evidence and testimony on the over-arching question of whether the Cannings are obligated to financially support their daughter. Rachel Canning, a high school senior, has already been accepted by at least one college and is seeking to have her parents pay some or all of her tuition, attorney Tanya Helfand told Bogaard Tuesday.

..."Are we going to open the gates for 12-year-olds to sue for an Xbox? For 13-year-olds to sue for an iPhone?" he asked. "We should be mindful of a potentially slippery slope."

Court documents show frequent causes of parent-teenage tension — boyfriends and alcohol — taken to an extreme. In the filings, there are accusations and denials, but one thing is clear: the girl left home Oct. 30, two days before she turned 18 after a tumultuous stretch during which her parents separated and reconciled and the teen began getting into uncharacteristic trouble at school.

In court filings, Canning's parents, retired Lincoln Park police Chief Sean Canning and his wife, Elizabeth, said their daughter voluntarily left home because she didn't want to abide by reasonable household rules, such as being respectful, keeping a curfew, doing a few chores and ending a relationship with a boyfriend her parents say is a bad influence. They say that shortly before she turned 18, she told her parents that she would be an adult and could do whatever she wanted
. (Source)
...Bitch what?

I went to school with people like these, both in high school and in college. They disgusted me to no end. Back then, people didn't resort to suing though; good old-fashioned deception sufficed. And the only thing lower than the young women - not girls - sponging off their parents in this manner were the lying, lazy, jobless, illiterate, dickless excuses for men who enjoyed the fruits of those deceptions.

I don't even have kids but I wish my daughter would turn eighteen, move out of my house, and then sue me to try to pay her goddamn bills.  $650 a week is a check, y'all.  That's a damn salary.  This lazy heffa is suing her parents for a damn salary.  Say what?  Fuck this trial shit; I wouldn't need an attorney to help me whoop every square inch of her ass.
She said her parents are abusive, contributed to an eating disorder she developed and pushed her to get a basketball scholarship. They say they were supportive, helped her through the eating disorder and paid for her to go to a private school where she would not get as much playing time in basketball as she would have at a public school.

Helfand told Bogaard in court Tuesday that Rachel Canning learned her behavior from her parents, particularly her mother, with whom she has a difficult relationship.

"These people who call themselves loving parents paint the most disgusting portrait of their daughter" in the court filings, she said. "They are pointing the finger to avoid their parental responsibilities."
Oh, are they now?

From where I'm sitting they're painting their daughter as a spoiled, selfish, entitled, bold-ass bitch, and she is not the only one. The level of sociopathic greed and selfishness among the American young today is at a record high, and I hope the real reason the judge adjourned for over a month was that he wanted time to sit down and carefully craft a "Fuck you" speech that will go down in history.


  1. If I dared try this with my mother, I'd be dead-ass dead. Flout her rules, yet want to live off of her? AND I'm old enough to get a job? If I'm lucky, she'd give me a 2 second head start.

    Somewhere along the line, her parents raised her into the self-entitled twit-monster she is today. This didn't happen overnight. I just pray that she and Ethan Couch never meet long enough to bump uglies. Can you imagine those two as parents?

    1. I just pray that she and Ethan Couch never meet long enough to bump uglies.

      Oh, girl...you didn't.

  2. This chick is annoying me to no end. I hope she gets a BIG dose of reality. Her parents probably spoiled her rotten until they realized she was too rotten to fix. She's one of those people who life needs to hit hard (financially) so she can see that she is not entitled to anything as an adult, because otherwise she's going to get worse as she gets older.

    Lazy ass...

    1. See, that's just it...I think the parents did only so much damage to this girl. Some of it socially inflicted; she's getting social conditioning independent of her parents' teaching. Like everyone else, Rachel Canning lives within the Culture of Now; she wants to live on her own, have sufficient funds to spend, be with the guy she likes, go to the college of her choice, and she wants it all now without having to work for it. She was bound to feel this sense of entitlement whether her parents encouraged it or not. After all, they tried to lay down the laws, but she wasn't hearing it. It's nothing new.

      We live in the Age of Selfish, Vindictive, Sociopathic Bastards. Don't like your classmates? Blow their heads off. Parents cramping your style? Sue them. Someone has the iPhone or iPad you want but can't afford? Assault and sometimes kill them for it. Bored on a random afternoon? Go blow a hole into a guy who's jogging (RIP Chris Lane). Your friend's getting a blow job at school? Film it and put it on YouTube.

      Rachel's parents may have indulged her, but I suspect that much of the problem here was well beyond their control.

  3. I read this story thinking how much of a spoiled brat she's being.She ought to be ashamed herself. Now that is a deadbeat if I ever seen one.I wouldn't even have bothered taking the parents to court. Not only is it a waste of time but, its ridiculous. She really put the "S" in spoiled.What a deadbeat.


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