Douche of the Week: Everyone Involved With the Story of the Girl Suing Her Parents

Updated: March 6, 2014


By RU Twisted

I would ask the question, “what the filth-n-flarn is wrong with the youth today,” but I think I already know the answer.

Let me paint you a quick picture: 18 year old cheerleader gets told by her parents that she is now on her own and not to expect any handouts. Girl then hires a lawyer—who also happens to be her neighbor—to sue her parents to get the money necessary to go to college.

According to CNN, the lawsuit also states that the parents be required to pay for her last semester of private high school as well as her current living expenses and, of course, her legal fees. Which she incurred by choosing….to sue her parents.

Rachel Canning, the girl in question, states in court documents that she chose to leave home because of “verbal and physical abuse,” though there seems to be little evidence of the physical part of that accusation. Her claims that mommy was mean and dad claimed to want her as “more than a daughter” serve as her reasoning behind leaving in the first place, which makes this utterly confusing because she apparently can’t decide if she was kicked out or left on her own due to the abuse.

Where to begin…

While it would be ridiculously easy to spend the rest of the article trashing young Rachel for being the obvious drama queen and entitlement princess that she is, I think that’s only part of the story. People, after all, don’t turn into this overnight and suddenly want everything handed to them—there’s a reason they think that way.

The simple fact is, like the title of this piece indicates, basically everyone involved in this story is a pretty terrible human being. Well, except for the judge who denied the first suit; he may be okay.

Consider the quote by the father in the court room, stating that “we are good parents.” Hey pal, I realize there is only so much we can do for our kids and that sometimes, beyond any rational explanation, they turn out to be giant douchebags. But I also know that kids don’t wake up one day at 18 years old and suddenly think that filing a lawsuit against their parents for money to pay for stuff that people 18 and older pay for is not a rational course of action for a kid that was raised to, you know, appreciate hard work ‘n stuff.

Funny thing about human behavior, especially at a young age—it tests the limits of what can be gained and then asks for a little bit more. So Rachel certainly didn’t grow up in a strict, constructive household, only to one day shout “I’m outta here!” and then go before the courts demanding that she be given what she is “entitled.”

Then we have the lawyer/friend’s dad. The scum-sucking, bottom-feeder of a man who said, “yes! Let’s tie up the courts with this drivel and make a mockery out of our already-weakened justice system! This is why I went into debt for law school in the first place!”

It’s not like lawyers hold a highly-esteemed place among most of us anyway, but this guy took it to a new low by not only becoming involved personally but by egging the already mentally diminished 18-year old some assuredly sound legal advice. He then forked over approximately $12K in cash to fund another lawyer (because this story needed more than one on each side, naturally) so they could really stick it to her parents. bart_frivolous_lawsuit

The hired attorney—or, most likely both of them—state that the reason Rachel is entitled to the finances she seeks is because of the fact that she plans on attending college and can’t pay for it herself.

Oh, well okay then, I thought it was a stupid reason like her UNWILLINGNESS TO GET A F&$#!NG JOB AND EARN SOMETHING FOR A CHANGE. Apparently I was wrong—she’s entitled to the money because she gets good grades and wants something really, really bad!

The judge who rightfully denied the lawsuit in the first round of court brought up the obvious; namely, that were this case to move forward and be successful, it would set an amazingly bad precedent for the future (kind of like our politicians have been doing for decades, maybe?). Think about it: where is the line drawn in what a child is or is not entitled to, based on the supposed financial situation of the parents? If little Johnny wants a 60-inch big screen in his bedroom and his parents can technically afford it, should the court mandate that he be granted his wish?

Of course that’s absurd, but the reality of our current society leads us down this very path. When we have numerous politicians claiming that “everyone deserves to go to college,” we breed people like young Rachel who honestly believe it to be her Constitutional right to do exactly that. And why shouldn’t she? All those super smart individuals who were elected “of the people, by the people, and for the people” said so on the television…?

Entitlements foster entitlement whoredom. The more one is given for nothing, the more that same individual will expect for doing exactly the same (or possibly even less). That’s why it isn’t just her or her parents that earn the title of Douche of the Week on this one—it goes much bigger than that.

When a New Jersey judge is seen as the only rational human being in a story, it may very well be time to pack up your things for that cabin in the woods and call it quits.




  1. Cdat88

    March 6, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Just the look on her face in the picture scream “I am a spoiled little bitch princess, and I want EVERYTHING…NOW! Little Violet Beauregarde from the old Willy Wonka movie.

    • Weebee

      March 6, 2014 at 11:40 am

      That was actually Veruca Salt.

    • whiskeytango

      March 6, 2014 at 9:24 pm

      I’d take her out to a nice seafood dinner, then make her pay

      • Scotch6

        March 7, 2014 at 8:55 am

        fantastic whiskeytango fantastic!

  2. Hotel1

    March 6, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Just one question.
    Do you have a teenager?
    One day you are flying straight and level.
    The next day you watch their head spin around.
    And the authorities frown on bear pits.

  3. Leonard Bowen

    March 6, 2014 at 10:43 am

    I just want to say it seems to be an ongoing epidemic all over the country. My oldest boy seems to have same affliction and his mother and partly me are to blame, after 3 tours my wife did what she could to make our kids happy and fill the void of dad being gone, the problem is my other two children have since learned the difference between mom trying to make life easier, and having to earn it now. Its a hard habit to break but u gotta keep at if u want ur children to be adults with morals and just integrity, and work ethic. Have a good

  4. Matthew White

    March 6, 2014 at 11:18 am

    She will be doing porn in about 6 months.

    • chuck

      March 6, 2014 at 12:26 pm

      I wanna see that

    • kenny

      March 6, 2014 at 2:19 pm

      Hope so!

  5. Wayne

    March 6, 2014 at 11:38 am

    hmmm it’s people like this that make it hard to not want to move to Belize and buy a hacienda on the beach and sit back and watch Rome fall…My story started out similar to hers…my parents had enough money to send me to college & I had many creature comforts growing up…Why didn’t I take the hand out? Well I had pride and wanted to Earn my own way! So one day after school ended, at 17, I walked into an Army recruiting office and said I want to join up(in all fairness this had been my plan since I was about 12 and watch Commando, Delta Force, Green Berets, and other 70s/80s military movies). I told the recruiter, “I want you to train me in a technical field, I want to see the world, and after 4yrs I want enough money to pay for a decent college education”. His response, “Ok,let me see you ID son”…I handed him my DL, he grinned and said “lets go talk to your folks or come back next year when you’re 18”. My folks asked me 3 ways from Sunday if I was sure I wanted to join the Army (Desert Storm just ended). I assured them I did. we all signed the enlistment contract and I shipped about 4 months after my 18th Birthday. BTW, I had a decent job and was offered a partial 2yr scholarship and to enter the company’s management program in their work/study program with a local community college (15 Minutes from the famous Daytona Beach); I still chose to “do it myself”…End of the story? I didn’t do 4yrs; I did 20yrs (and saw the world). I have a damn good retirement check (“retired” before my 39th birthday – yes it was worth it). Now I work for an old Army Boss (who worked me like a rented slave when we served together) making a 6 figure salary (without deploying or regularly working 60+hrs a week)…But hey maybe I did it hard way?! Or maybe I learned a lesson at 10yrs old wehen I asked my dad for money to go see a movie and he took me to the garage handed me an empty gas can, drove me to the gas station and handed me $3 (gas was that cheap then!) to fill it up, then back home he told me to fill up the lawn mower and start knocking on doors until someone will pay you to mow their lawn. I had 3 customers after a 45-min walk. I earned 10$ per yard, 1 can of gas did almost 2 lawns. I paid for my own gas (and paid my dad his $3 back) from then on. When I wake up in my own house, with almost zero debt and I look in the mirror I can smile knowing I EARNED IT, it was not given to me. Yeah I did it right…Thanks to strong parents and great mentors along my path to adulthood.

    • Gerald Polmateer

      March 6, 2014 at 4:08 pm

      I had a roommate in college who developed a gardening business in junior high and then sold his business to go to college. He made enough money to go to college on and sold his business too.

    • Jakob Z

      March 6, 2014 at 9:28 pm

      Very great story. Much respect to you! I think I’m going to share this with my son.

    • JoeC

      March 10, 2014 at 12:03 pm

      I would love to hear your thoughts about whether or not those that attend USMA, USNA, USAFA, USMMA or USCGA earned it.

  6. Dee Andrejczuk

    March 6, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    My understanding of this situation is that lil’ princess moved out because at age 18 her parents set some reasonable rules about curfew and chores and so on. She didn’t like that idea and moved in with a friend’s family. Poor thing! Well, the friend’s dad is said douchebag lawyer who undoubtedly gave lil’ princess the idea in the first place. Having raised three teenagers into responsible adults, two of which became Marines, I can tell you that it ain’t for sissies. You do your best, but they still can act like total idiots from time to time. Those are the times when you hunker down and hope they survive their present state of stupidity so you may some day see your grandchildren. Thank God the judge had some sense!

  7. James

    March 6, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    I couldn’t afford college either. My parents couldn’t help out with paying. Know what I did?

    Lived at home for two years. Got student loans. I had NO credit, yet I was able to get $100K in student loans and work three jobs.

    In hindsight, I should’ve gone to a cheaper school, but still. I didn’t have to sue anyone to pay for school when the government will give you loans for it like it’s candy.

  8. chuck

    March 6, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    If the little bitch wants out of the house, enlist.

  9. Chester

    March 6, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    I want to hear more about how Daddy wanted her as “more than a daughter” bow chicka bow wow

  10. Kedex

    March 6, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Former airborne infantryman, iraq vet, and current phd student in clinical psych putting my 2 cents in. Yeah early parenting has a profound effect on human behavior, but its impact is more on emotional aspects of someone’s personality and relationships and not concrete cognitions like “im going to sue my dickhead parents”. However, we know most of a person’s personality is set by genetics. In our culture, peer and societal influences have much more of an influence on a growing child’s behavior then parents do. Especially in a 1st world country like ours where we are being inundated with by the media and entertainment sources. Look at the context here. This girl was in a private school surrounded by other rich kids with self entitled attitudes. During the past thirty years, educators have been so concerned about self-esteem that they have been ignoring emerging research that shows catering to every kids self-esteem raises a bunch of narcissists. This girl is just an exemplar of what our society is raising. Its not really her parents fault that they weren’t smart enough to try and work against the cultural influences corrupting their terd burglar of a daughter.

  11. John

    March 6, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    I’d one up this little tramp and sue her for my legal expenses. Then if they continue to persue this assonine case I would counter claim for 28 years of room and board! See how her sense of entitlement goes from their!?

  12. Mr. Demotable

    March 6, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    I had the chance to do college after high school because my dad had done 20 years in the Navy and passed his GI Bill on to me. Deciding that I wasn’t going to accept that (because I hadn’t earned it, and didn’t see it as mine), I enlisted a few months after I turned 18. Two months after I finished high school, I left for basic training. Five years later, this has been a hell of a ride. Now I have my own GI Bill, and a cubic fuckton of experience that I didn’t have before.
    If you didn’t work for it, it isn’t yours. If this child (she’s 18 and legally an adult, but is acting like a child) thinks that she’s ‘entitled’ to a free education, I would ask her what she’s going to do after? Be a trophy wife? Or is she actually going to do something real with that college degree? I’m sure it’s hard to get a degree in underwater basket weaving, but there isn’t a damn thing you can do with that in the civilian market.
    I’m reminded of the passage in ‘Starship Troopers’, where the author talks about the concept of a ‘juvenile delinquent’. How those two words are mutually exclusive. A juvenile cannot be a delinquent, because delinquent means “to fail in duty”, and duty is an adult concept. But, for every juvenile criminal there is at least one adult delinquent who, knowing their duty or not, failed.

  13. Lcpl210

    March 8, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    As a kid, I acted up a lot and was a total pain in the @$$ to my folks. When I became a Teen my grandpa and dad kept asking if I could say ” Would you like Fries with that?” because if I didn’t straighten up and do better in school that’s where I’d be for the rest of my life. At 16 I met a Marine recruiter at school and talked with him for a bit. After that I went home and told my parents I was going to enlist in the military after high school. When asked why I thought about it for a minute and replied if I was going to go to college I was going to earn it. I think the biggest influence in my decision to enlist was my grandfather, he was a Col. in the 75th Rangers and my father was a LtCol. in the Airforce working at the Pentagon. After a tour in the Marine Corps as an Infantryman and another tour in the Army as a Tanker with 2 tours in Iraq I am thankful for their example and influence to change me from being a little $hit like this girl.

  14. Jake

    March 8, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Still haven’t found a cure for that Affluenza. Someone needs to get to work on that, and the cure isn’t more cow bell.

  15. mscheel92

    March 14, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Can we nominate people? If so, I’d like to nominate the douchebag who’s suing the first responders who saved his sorry ass. Thank you.

  16. chuck

    March 18, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    She Drops the Suit against her parents, article below if y’all are interested…..


  17. jeff

    March 19, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    I’d like to apologize to everyone on behalf of my generation. Tried to join the military in August but got a bs med DQ. Not worried about it, you have to fight for your dreams. Instead of training to be a medic in the 75th I now have the awesome opportunity of going back to college (rolls eyes). Every single day in college I try my best to not punch my classmates or teachers in the mouth. Teachers (mostly failed left wing revolutionaries) tell kids the govt should pay them to be in school. The kids believe the govt should pay for most of their expenses while working should only be an option. I personally want to earn things. Yes, my parents are paying for college but believe me, I will pay eery single cent back to them in the future. My generation is the most self centered, lazy, narcissistic, and entitled generation to walk the face of this earth. If my generation is the indication of our nations future I might need to take a job fracking in North Dakota and buy a cabin in the woods. I don’t even want to think about what our kids will look like.

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