So let me get this straight...
An Amber alert is issued for an Independence woman who took off with her kids. Four of them, ages 7-14.
That's not the part that baffles me.
No. Mom of the Year has done this before. Four times before to be exact. Even taking them across state lines to New Mexico and Oregon. It's not like she just took them across the border into Kansas for a Runza in Lawrence!!!
(Mmmm...it's been years since I've had a Runza...not since my high school days. I do come from Nebraska, you know.)
She does not have custody of her kids. The kids (from the sounds of it) are in foster homes. Considering that our judicial system is retarded when it comes to giving kids back to unfit parents, this woman had to have been a major fuck up.
Considering that she's The Craptastic Mom of the Year, and that she has absconded with the children on four occasions prior to this, the DFS still agreed to unsupervised, overnight visits with her children.
The magnitude of stupidity is enough to make me go blind. Everything is already starting to get all blurry.
So, I award the Ray Nagin Dumbass Award to the entire Independence Division of Family Services. Apparently, you can have the IQ of potato salad and still work for the government*.
(*Just ask Sarah Palin...)