Dad reportedly waterboarded 11 year old daughter

From CNN:

A Delaware doctor and his wife were arrested this week after their daughter told authorities that she was punished by “waterboading,” police said.

The 11-year-old girl told police that her father, pediatrician Melvin Morse, would hold her face under a running faucet causing the water to shoot up her nose, the Delaware State Police said. The punishments happened at least four times over a two-year period and the girl’s mother, Pauline Morse, witnessed some of them and did nothing, police said.

Morse specializes in near-death experiences in children and wrote a book about the subject called “Closer to the Light” in 1991.

But lest anyone think he’s an uncaring father:

The girl said her father said “she could go five minutes without brain damage,” the newspaper reported, citing court documents.

But remember, waterboarding isn’t torture. So it’s ok.

This is what the Republicans have done, and are doing, to our country. They’re coarsening it, making it more violent, uncaring (and dumb) – far worse than any music video could ever do.

Mom used to call the TV “the idiot box.”  I’m more worried about the Idiot Party.


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