Angel Adams is a single mother who says that her 15 children (from three different fathers) are a gift from God — a gift that she has not been able, by her own admission and actions, to support. News reports from 2010 that feature the woman’s story (not to mention her perceived arrogance) have emerged and are making their way around the blogosphere.
Although these clips are clearly dated, they represent a disturbing sense of entitlement, while perfectly embodying the refusal some have to take personal responsibility for their actions. It is these elements that set Glenn Beck ablaze (pun intended) on his radio show this morning.
Beck played an audio clip from one of the reports and nearly exploded over Adams’ view that others need to be responsible to help her pay for her small army of children. “Somebody needs to be held accountable, and they need to pay,” she said.
Ironically, the woman had purportedly already received plenty of support from the government and good samaritans — people who had gone out of their way to assist her in rectifying a situation that was created by her hand. Still, she wasn’t grateful.
Inevitably, her complicated case — which included the woman living with 12 of her children in a two-bedroom hotel room — led to at least one arrest, numerous court appearances, and to her children being taken away. It’s truly a bizarre story — and a tough one to follow at that.
Watch a detailed account of her tale, via numerous aggregated news reports, below:
Beck, of course, had plenty to say about Adams’ view that others must financially support her family. “Close the legs, lady. Close the legs. Anybody have a tranquilizing dart they can shoot me with?,” he joked. Beck continued:
“Lady. Did you have your pants off maybe too many times in your life? Is that possible? Is it possible? What are you out doing? What are your children out doing? I’d like to know. How many of them are even mowing somebody’s lawn? How many of them are actually out trying to take any job, any job? Not a good job. Any job. What is it you have done? Have you thought about birth control? Here’s an idea. Have you thought about marrying a man?
Have you thought about marrying a man or not having kids with a man who isn’t going to jail? Have you thought about, you know, maybe we should slow down on the sex thing? Accountable? I’m not accountable for your life. I am accountable for my life. I have been working my ass off, lady. What have you been doing?”
Listen to Beck’s hilarious, yet thought-provoking reaction below: