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Hey, at what point did life suddenly stop being fair?  I’m outraged.

A Nebraska girl born with no arms and no legs says unfair scoring is to blame for her failed attempts to make the cheerleading squad after three years reports the Omaha World-Herald. Her parents say she was given “no accommodation for her disability” during tryouts, citing the Americans with Disabilities Act. According to the World Herald, the girl received her “lowest score in the jumps/kicks category and her highest marks in the communication skills and enthusiasm/spirit categories.” 

As Cave Johnson said in Portal:
“When life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don’t want your damn lemons, what the hell am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life’s manager! Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons! Do you know who I am? I’m the man who’s gonna burn your house down! With the lemons! I’m gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!”  – Cave Johnson, telling like it is when life gives you lemons
Her parents are doing her a grave disservice for letting her learn the incorrect life lesson here.  The proper lesson is that LIFE ISN’T FAIR.  Show me a blind person in the Olympic Archery competition, would you?
Someone needs to point out to the kid what the great philosopher Jagger said… “You can’t always get what you want. “

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