So it turns out that Dr. Laura, the know-it-all bitch who’s spent years giving advice about parenting and how to be the right kind of person to her weak-minded, drone-like radio audience, raised herself a pretty fucked-up kid. According to a story in the Salt Lake Tribune over the weekend, Dr. Laura’s 21-year-old son Deryk, a soldier currently deployed in Afghanistan, until recently maintained a MySpace page that featured, “cartoon depictions of rape, murder, torture and child molestation; photographs of soldiers with guns in their mouths; a photograph of a bound and blindfolded detainee captioned ‘My Sweet Little Habib’; accounts of illicit drug use; and a blog entry headlined by a series of obscenities and racial epithets.” Sounds like this site.
“I LOVE MY JOB,” the paper quotes Deryk as saying on his page, “it takes everything reckless and deviant and heathenistic and just overall bad about me and hyper focuses these traits into my job of running around this horrid place doing nasty things to people that deserve it . . . and some that don't.” The story goes on to say that Deryk’s MySpace “also included several graphic cartoons. In one of the stick drawings, a top-hatted man laughs as he rapes a bound and bleeding woman in front of her family. In another depiction, a man forces a boy to perform oral sex at knifepoint as the child's mother pleads for her son's life.” Unfortunately, I can’t give you a link to the page itself because the high school principals who run the Pentagon, who have absolutely no sense of humor, ordered it taken down.
Since Dr. Laura also lacks a sense of humor, and probably a sense of irony, let me point out that six or seven years ago she published a book entitled Stupid Things Parents Do to Mess Up Their Kids. If you are a parent and you want your mewling little shit-factory to grow up into a proud and noble soldier like Deryk Schlessinger, by all means read that book.