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Dad Shoots Laptop, Get This Man a Cigarette and a Scotch!

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Yesterday, we posted about the story making parenting headlines consistently across the world, with the headline “dad shoots laptop!”

I consider myself a fairly enlightened parent. We shop at Trader Joe’s, we vote democrat, bedtimes are not heavily enforced, and I generally try really hard to say “yes” whenever possible. My kids are not angels, nor have they yet done a stint in juvie- a crack I hope I don’t regret one day. But I watched the “dad shoots laptop” clip before I read many of the comments so rife about it across the web, and as a liberal blue-stater, I have to say, what is the big deal here?

If you missed it, a man in a Stetson named Tommy Jordan came across a profanity-laden post from his daughter on Facebook complaining that she was expected to fetch coffee, make her bed and clean the counters. This was on the same day Mr. Jordan spent six hours and $130 installing updates on the girl’s laptop, updates for which she was apparently not very grateful. So, when he logged in to Facebook as the family dog and saw the post that was privacy blocked from family and church, he was naturally displeased at his daughter’s lack of appreciation. So he shot her laptop, and told her she had to pay for the bullets.

I’ve seen a lot of hand-wringing about “implicit violence,” “public humiliation” and other broad sweeping judgments about how this man must be a control freak and a tyrant because he had the nerve to permanently take away his kid’s laptop. But in the (lengthy yet compelling) clip, the father also speaks quietly, without obvious anger and with measured responses. But he used a gun.

So what? This is America, and last time I checked citizens were able to obtain and use guns. He’s not brandishing the gun at her. The threat is clearly not “next time I’m going to shoot a person.” It’s a gun, not a nuclear warhead. When did we get so squeamish? Perhaps in England and France the sight of a gun is a big deal, but guns are a large (and legal) part of American culture.

Which leads me to his daughter’s Facebook post. Was anyone else open-mouthed in shock that a teenager expected to get away with such language aimed at her parents? Is it child abuse now to expect a kid to contribute to the running of the household and make a cup of coffee every once in a while? I can tell you if I said those types of things to my parents, I might not be sitting here typing this post today.

So while the methods used by this dad may have been unorthodox, is it so shocking nowadays to expect a modicum of respect while under your parents’ roof? To this day, I profusely thank my mother and father when they give me something or do something for me- does anyone else feel like this kid’s dad is doing her a favor by enforcing some consequences so when she gets out in the world she realizes that sometimes you’ve gotta bite your lip and do things you don’t want to do with no back talk? Were you horrified by the “dad shoots laptop” clip, or would you buy this man a beer?

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137 Responses to “Dad Shoots Laptop, Get This Man a Cigarette and a Scotch!”

  1. Anonymous

    Buy him a beer? ONE BEER? I'd buy him a freakin' KEG. Well played, sir!

  2. Melissa Losey

    BEER! For sure. I freaking loved it. He told her exactly what would happen if she did the shit again, and she didn't think he would do it. HE DID! OHH I LOVE IT. lol

  3. Dale Chapman Hoyt

    I don't drink but I would buy him a cup of coffee. if more parents were like him and not worry about being his kids friend.things would begin to change!

  4. Dee Reyes

    I would buy him a 24 pack and another round of ammo so he could should her cell phone and other methods of communication. Send her back to having to use Encyclopedias and the library for school work. She thought she had it bad before, show her what REAL LIFE is really like.

  5. Renee Van Demark-Howell

    I'd buy this man a beer! People have nothing better to do then judge everyone else's parenting skills! I was raised by a dad who wouldn't have stood for what this teenager did, and I've never been in trouble with the law, did drugs or have a baby in high school! %ugh 5 to a father who won't allow his child to walk all over him!

  6. Martha Carney

    If only all children might have a father who "parents" instead of trying to be their friend! He took the time here to have oversight and responded appropriately. By making this public, it is actually appropriate since the offending child was breaking rules and airing grievance over the internet. He contains the response to the forum and the object at issue. God bless him for setting a proper example!

  7. Marian Diggs

    HE WAS RIGHT..AND ANY PARENT WHO DOES NOT PROVIDE DISCIPLINE IS A BAD PARENT..My 18 year old daughter lives at home and does not have a license yet or much else..why? cause she has a mouth on her, I have to nag to get her to do anything and while she lives under my roof it is not a democracy..My hubby and I are in charge..and if she keeps it up she will get kicked out! She will lose the GI money for college though and so she stops short of crossing any major lines..but if she has too many minor infractions…she is out and will never go to college..I am saving my pennies in case this happpens…for the pins for her walmart apron!

  8. Brinda Hall Horn

    I give this Dad a high-5! It's about time someone stood up to the abuse, that kids her age deal their parents, if things don't go as they want them to. If I had even thought about saying any of that to MY parents, I would not have been able to sit down for a two weeks! All he is trying to do is instill some respect and decency into this little brat.

  9. Brinda Hall Horn

    I give this Dad a high-5! It's about time someone stood up to the abuse, that kids her age deal their parents, if things don't go as they want them to. If I had even thought about saying any of that to MY parents, I would not have been able to sit down for a two weeks! All he is trying to do is instill some respect and decency into this little brat.

  10. Marian Diggs

    FYI..the story I have is so much more invloved…I do love her and that is why I insist she do her best…

  11. Marian Diggs

    FYI..the story I have is so much more invloved…I do love her and that is why I insist she do her best…

  12. Suzette Peters-Williams

    I'd go in on the keg with you Kitten61! More parents need to be like this man!

  13. Suzette Peters-Williams

    I'd go in on the keg with you Kitten61! More parents need to be like this man!

  14. Donna Davis

    I think he done the right thing.. he was very clear that this was not her first time to do this..My children are 11 years old and do about the same amount of chores as she does. They wash cloths, dry and fold up cloths, load and unload the dishwasher and they help take care of me when I am sick..They make up their beds before they go to school.. We worked together as a family and we are very happy..It is just the three of us.

  15. Donna Davis

    I think he done the right thing.. he was very clear that this was not her first time to do this..My children are 11 years old and do about the same amount of chores as she does. They wash cloths, dry and fold up cloths, load and unload the dishwasher and they help take care of me when I am sick..They make up their beds before they go to school.. We worked together as a family and we are very happy..It is just the three of us.

  16. Marisol Arnold

    In our generation we were raised to be seen and not heard, if we had of laid out something as disrespectful as that we would not have lived to tell it. I think deserves a whole truck full of beer…

  17. Kristina Aguilar

    I would pay him the money spent on the bullets, lol. I think he did good. He is just showing her that all those electronics and all the material things she has have a price and she should not be a brat like I think she is. My father taught me to earn the things I wanted and I have to say that he made me a hard worker, responsible woman.

  18. Donna J Slaughter

    Buy the man a case of beer. He did nothing wrong. Each child has to learn, he did it the way that SHE now understands. I think it is hilarious that she got found out by THE FAMILY DOG…….LOL.

  19. Verna Gattone

    I love it….but u should have just kept the laptop or sold it dirt cheap…to piss her off more….LOL…..I would love to shake your hand..

  20. Mark Harris

    Not only would I buy him a beer, I would buy him a steak dinner to go along with it! It's time we stop pampering kids! They ARE NOT all winners. They NEED to learn how to LOSE in life! That is the real world we live in! They SHOULD hear the word NO more often. Too many parents think their kids should have the latest and greatest of all things! If they get in trouble at school parents side with the kid. Not in my day! If I got in trouble at school, it was triple trouble at home.

  21. Sarah Rose

    I'd buy him a few beers & dinner. That child is in need of a serious attitude adjustment. I hope that killing her laptop did it, but in reality I doubt it. She obviously thinks the world revolves around her. Maybe she'll "get it" after she does some time in juvie or jail, because that it truly where she's headed if she keeps thinking like she does. I speak only from experience people.

  22. Allen Acosta

    I can 't believe he would do something like that. Waste perfectly good bullets when he could have stomped it for free. Good for him. We were no born parents so we learn as we teach. We make mistakes but we are the adults. You see what happens when you make us show you your level.

  23. Shawna Durham Hanks

    He is right on with this! Those who disagree may need to rethink! Kids are very selfish and spoiled now a days. My bet is HE bought the laptop to begin with! We are not here to be our children's friend-but rather their parents-to teach them. Sometimes a lesson is learned best by the experience! This should have gotten her attention for sure!

  24. Brandy Cochenour

    maybe if more parents were like this man their would be fewer juvenile deliquints causing trouble…….he should definately write a book about parenting tips.

  25. Dawn Sundene Johnson

    I bet his kid is not rude and disrespectful to her teachers – her parents would never put up with it. She clearly knows that she is loved and safe at home – only kids who know that feel able to "act out" the way she did when their upbringing says they shouldn't. She's rebelling, he's responding. That's the story of parenting, in a nutshell. I wish more people would actually RAISE their children, as this gentleman is doing.

  26. Katherine Walker

    this girl is a brat–I did all this and more growing up on a farm–and she's disrespectul. They should kick her out and she can see how it is the real world. How disrespecful talking about her parents' getting too old to 'wipe their ass' — she is a total jackass. Spoiled brat.

  27. Matthew-Cathryn Trask

    Marian Diggs I couldn't agree with you more. I have two young children and they certainly will have discipline. If they don't have discipline they mayl grow up unable to appreciate rules or even other people.

  28. Anonymous

    Kids are too damned spoiled and lazy these days! We didn't have all this technology when we were growing up! My niece is the same way. I love her but I just want to kick her in the butt sometimes to get a job. She's done with high school and she doesn't know what she wants. Kids, work at McDonald's or anywhere that offers a paycheck. They are always hiring! At least it's something. You don't have to work there forever!

  29. Joyce Maxwell

    I'd buy him a beer. Kudos to him for taking a stand and sticking by it. If I, like you, EVER even thought of being that disrespectful to my parents, I wouldn't be here today. Like they always said, I would be in the middle of next week. What an ungrateful brat she is. All her parents MUST do is put a roof over her head, give her food, clothes and medical attention. And I don't mean $100+ sneakers. The rest, like an IPod, cell phone, laptop are all gravy. They don't HAVE to buy you any of that stuff. And if you're so damn tired at 10 at night, stay off facebook and do your homework. I'd put a bullet through the computer too if I had a gun. Since I don't, I would've taken a sledge hammer to it. Wise up kid. The world isn't a pretty place for self centered brats.

  30. Kim Shively

    I'm not horrified by what this man did nor am I about to buy him a beer. He's a little bit of an attention whore if you ask me.

  31. Tricia Morris Conner

    I think he did a marvelous job. The government has taken the spanking for punishment out of our hands. If I said or wrote those things to my parents, I would have gotten a butt beating and or my mouth washed out with soap. And I have had my share of swats. I turned out fine, and never ended up in trouble with the law. Now days the parents can not correct their kids and the prisons prove that it is a negative thing. Good job dad. dad gave the laptop, dad take it away.

  32. Christine Roe

    I'd buy his drinks for a year!! He had every right , as her parent, do permanently remove her computer. I'd do the same with my kids.

  33. Tim Hill

    I gotta say, I think shooting the computer he'd just fixed was a little over the top. But hey, it's his daughter, and he was making a point. How better to make a point than to go a little over the top, and then post it online?

    A computer can be replaced. A daughter can't. If she has a smartphone, her dad should confiscate it and replace it with a cricket, or no phone at all.

    The girl went over the top, an also badly misjudged her dad. This will probably be a good lesson.

  34. Paul Bradshaw

    He's a jackass. It sounds from the post that he read from his daughter that she's a jackass too. Who'da thunk it huh?

  35. Jenny Macias-Pulido

    Buy him a beer. It's obvious that the people who disagree w/his method are the ones whoes kids have a run of the household, have everything handed to them on a silver platter and are spoiled kids who absolutely have NO respect for their parents or any adults.

  36. Keesha Irvin

    I posted this yesterday too! Bet Hanna will think twice about what She posts!! Ha!! In my opinion, This Guy ROCKS!!

  37. Sandra Schafer Young

    watched this and you know this dad is hurting… and so dissappointed!! I would be livid, if my boys ever spoke to me the way this girl spoke to her parents… How ungrateful!! and spoiled!!

  38. Anonymous

    lol what?
    was there a reason he didn't talk to his child about this, in person? he really had to make it public? and on youtube? he basically just did what his daughter did…

  39. Linda Sadler Pritz

    Finally a parent willing to his discipline his ungrateful kid and hold her accountable. I've been raising kids for 44 years, my three, helped raise children in day care for 25, years, helped raise six step-children, help raise my G_D-daughter, and now helping raise my grand children after my son-in-law was tragically killed in a car accident. Obviously my judgement is trusted when it comes to kids. We have a whole society of young kids making an ass out of themselves and their families. Parents have got to start disciplining their kids, WHAT THIS MAN DID WAS TAKE RESPONSIBILITY IN TEACHING HIS KID A LIFE LESSON, CAUSE AND AFFECT! HE WARNED HER! Job Well Done! He deserves more than a beer!

  40. San D Love

    He deserves a beer, people talking about her being humiliated should realize her parents were publicly humiliated first. She posted that on FB. She needed a dose of it herself. I've also read posts saying he shouldn't have acted out in anger, but he seemed very calm and level headed to me. Kids expect too much anymore.

  41. Norm Higgs

    Frankly, I have not seen any of 'hand wringing' the author referring to. Comments that I have seen are universally in support of Mr Jordan. I tend to think this is an attempt to inspire a little of that hand wringing. BTW, what does 'voting democrat' have to do with 'being an enlightened parent'?

  42. Tim Hill

    Wow, this is weird. I wrote this comment on The Inquistor, a publication I had never read before, and it shows up on Facebook? I hope someone's dad doesn't come over and shoot my computer!

  43. Barbara Custer

    I'd go with the beer, or better yet, a gift card to Trader Joe's. That letter says she's got a mean streak, and I've a sneaking suspicion that she bullies other people in her class. As one who got bullied in high school by people like her, I say he did right. He ought to charge her for the 6 hours he spent upgrading her laptop. I think the going rate is $40/hour.

  44. Rod Phillips

    He was not out of line.

    Hopefully, his child will come to realize the consequence of her actions. I'd be willing.
    to bet that one day in the future, she'll laugh about this and actually acknowledge.
    how much her paerents LOVE her.

    But, it will be a few more days before she's able to realize this fact.

    Dude, YOU ROCK. Remarkable resraing exhibited.

    Carry on my friend.

  45. Norman Weldon

    He's so right, if I did that when I was young both my parents would have whooped my ass Mom with the hair brush and dad with his hand, and it was big. we've become a society of liberals , If more parents demanded more respect maybe we wouldn't have as many problems with today's youth. Let them move out and get job's while they still KNOW EVERYTHING.

  46. Kim Ward

    I agree with him. I have two young children and they certainly have discipline. How do parents expect children to become responsible adults if you don't give them responsibility as a child. How ungrateful and spoiled this child must be. Children need to realize consequences of thier actions. Way to go Dad!

  47. Linda Sadler Pritz

    Kris Tamer-Parks Personally I'm not into guns and really didn't give that much thought. I would have sold it on Ebay to recoup my money that was spent to fix it up. I just applaud the man for disciplining that out of order daughter he has. :)

  48. Sara Griffin

    Okay, I agree that a parent needs to discipline a child. But I don't think this is discipline. I think it's over the top, and abusive, and wrong. As someone who lived with a person who destroyed things when he was angry, it took some time and counseling for me to figure out that even though I was never hit, I was being intimidated, threatened and abused whenever he broke something. He broke my book case. He broke the kitchen table slamming it with his fist while complaining we didn't have nice things. He broke the baby stroller so that I was unable to manage walks around the block with three (one infant, one toddler, and one very young) little girls.

    Someone says the father did this without raising his voice, being calm and reasoned. That's for the camera, folks. And his actions speak louder than his allegedly "reasoned" words. This video wouldn't have gotten so much airplay if it weren't over the top, out of the realm of normalcy or decency.

    I agree that his daughter was disrespectful and deserved consequences. But destruction of property (whether he shot or jumped on or bludgeoned the laptop with a sledgehammer) is not an acceptable method of teaching respect. Filming this bad behavior to humiliate his daughter for the world to see is not discipline-inducing. He'll reap what he sows, and whatever the repercussions of his anger turn out to be, I greatly doubt it will be what he was shooting for.

  49. Lucas Lightbringer

    All that just because some upset teen is complaining on Facebook about chores, is just bullshit.
    "You sir is the most f-cked up MFf-er of all MF-ERS, you stupid f-ck".
    Every teen, child, and grown ups, they are all complaining about the chores from time to time and especially teens it’s only naturally and have nothing to do with respect. She is for god sake 15-16 years old, give her some slack. Let her live her own free life without her parents controlling everything.
    I don’t say she shouldn’t do chores, BUT NOT SHOOTING HER F-CKING COMPUTER FOR IT . YOU ASSHOLE SHOULD KNOW BETTER, but since your are an asshole that isn’t possible. GOD BLESS THE ONE AND ONLY FREE CONTRY LEFT IN THIS GODFORSAKEN WORLD: SWEDEN!
    AND WHAT KIND OF SHISSY GUN IS THAT? YOU ARE NOTHING MORE THAN A BITCH WITH A SISSY GUN!
    IF ISN`T A F-CK AK-47 or UZI, then go and f-ck yourself.
    If you must punish her you tell her to delete her Facebook account and take away the computer and her self phone for several months and ground her and have a long chat about it.
    The bullets IS YOURS AND YOUR RESPONSIBILLITY NOT HERS. YOU shoot the bullets NOT her and there by YOU either give her money for a new computer or you buy one to her. Piece of cake.
    Depending on how many there are in your household, you split up the house work between you. THAT IS WHAT A REAL FAMILY DOES ASSHOLE: WORK TOGETHER JERK!!!

    Here’s a list for you asshole:
    Dishes : daughter takes out the dishes when she comes home and has the responsibility the HOLE forenoon IF there are any. HOLE afternoon-dad IF there are any and HOLE evening-mother, IF there are any or you throw out the fucking dishwasher and let each one of you do your own dishes BY HAND.
    Laundry: do your own.
    Bed: do your own.
    Cleaning: just the mess you made and your own room. Rest of the household is made by the cleaning lady.
    Coffee: make your own.
    Food: work together.
    Shopping: work together.
    Get stuff like computers: get a job.
    Garden: work together.
    Repairing: work together depending what it is.
    Garbage: daughter takes it out when she walks to the buss and has the responsibility HOLE forenoon IF there are any, dad-HOLE afternoon IF there are any and mother-HOLE evening IF there are any.
    Hobbies: after the chores, homework, papers or whatever work there is, is done.
    Mopping: the cleaner except the mess YOU made.

    You are nothing more worth than piece of shit and a lousy parent WITH A SISSY GUN! And don’t tell her everyday to get a job, put up a note on her door and make sure it can’t go of.

  50. Valerie Adkins

    Their should be more fathers like this in the world.He did what he felt was right regardless of the world's opinion on it

  51. Michelle Emerling

    We heard about this on the news too. We're totally with the dad.

  52. Aimee Boswell

    When I was growing up each night I had to set the table for dinner. My brother poured the drinks and take out the trash. Every Saturday I had to dust and vacuum the living room and scrubbed the bathroom, my brother mowed the front and backyards and used the weed eater on the side yards. All of this had to be done before we could go see our friends. If we talked back we'd get a slap upside the head and grounded. All we could keep in our rooms were books and a stereo. My parents would not do the exact same thing, no they would have gotten rid of it while making a buck or my dad would have stripped it for parts to either sell or use.

  53. Marcia Wiegand

    Well Dad knows he has a spoiled 15 year old so this shouldn't really have surprised him…How about sending her to work with kids who are not as fortunate as herself…I know you have some in your community and probably in her school. You don't need to be violent to get your point across, I would have liked to see you donate her toys to someone less fortunate, like a battered women's shelter. But I do feel your pain, and wish you luck!

  54. Marge Bailey

    Brittany Payne how does hilarious play in when disciplining a child

  55. Marvin Mattingly

    This ungrateful little spoiled brat needs to be shipped off to some 3rd World Hell hole for a year or two so she can gain some real perspective on things. No doubt some of her equally spoiled brat friends will side with her and try to convince her what a lowlife he is. She got exactly what she deserved. Nicely played sir!

  56. Richard Mathern

    if only more parents did stuff like this kids would be a hell of a lot more respectful and grateful for what they have. Hell I would pay for those bullets myself. just to watch him do it again.

  57. Kris Adkins

    I agree sometimes you need to do something to get their attention. She was warned the last time this happened. At least he made good on his promise.

  58. Troy Linkous

    He is a a** big time. He needs to grow up and act like an adult himself. This is what's wrong with teens now adays, if there parents ack like this. Then the kids will grow up to be a**es them selfs too.

  59. Bobbie Ysabel Benedito

    Okay, the daughter is irrational and shouldn't have posted that, no matter how she feels, but it is SCARY that he thinks it's okay to shoot her to scare her from voicing her thoughts. I honestly can't believe that people think this is fine. Just take the laptop away from her and ground her. This is extreme. Clearly there is something else going on here in their relationship that the daughter isn't willing to tell her parents of her frustration. I'm not condoning her behavior, but often kids have no other way to feel like they have a say in what goes on in their lives. Spanking or 'disciplining' is different from shooting her laptop and creating a video of it for the whole world to see, and it's no better than what she did. Call me crazy for thinking this is wrong as a part of the new 'disrespectful' generation, but it is.

    All of you say 'my generation did this and that,' but why would we want to repeat what another generation did?

    I hope this family gets counseling.

  60. Anne Liesveld

    Marge Bailey Disciplining a child is serious business. While I get his intentions, shooting holes in a laptop that is in good shape is NOT NORMAL! and No I didn't assumedly disrespect my parents when I was young. and no I wasn't given oodles of technology at the age of 7. My parents got my brother and I a game boy at the age of 10 and 13–a small video gaming toy at the age of a laptop now a days and a computer was mine at 17 for the first time I believe. I assume if a 15 yo has a laptop and has accessing it responsibly issues then they probably have had it for a while. I had to ASK MY PARENTS' permission for access to a computer that was my DAD's at her age. let alone I wasn't given a desktop until mid-way through hs. My friend got a laptop at 30 and did fine to use her dad's computer until then. no ten year old needs their own computer.

  61. Bob Keto

    Nice display of dismay, and sometimes we know how intense we need to be, in order to get our message across. Others will agree or be astonished by our actions. That totally depends upon the type of life situation you are in or have experienced. If you live Downtown somewhere, with close neighbors, it is probably not prudent to run out of your house shooting at some, inanimate object for no known reason. We also know that there are laws prohibiting one from destroying personal property in a fit of rage, because then it is considered domestic violence. As long as the man that shot the computer wanted to use it for target practice, for whatever reason, then he is allowed to do that, as long as he smiled while in the act, and enjoyed it fully, and nobody else was injured during the exercise.

  62. Lucas Lightbringer

    All that just because some upset teen is complaining on Facebook about chores, is just bullshit.
    "You sir is the most stupid of all jerks, you stupid shit".
    Every teen, child, and grown ups, they are all complaining about the chores from time to time and especially teens it’s only naturally and have nothing to do with respect. She is for god sake 15-16 years old, give her some slack. Let her live her own free life without you controlling everything.
    I don’t say she shouldn’t do chores, BUT NOT SHOOTING HER COMPUTER FOR IT. YOU ASSHOLE SHOULD KNOW BETTER, but since your are an asshole that isn’t possible.
    GOD BLESS THE ONE AND ONLY FREE CONTRY LEFT IN THIS GODFORSAKEN WORLD: SWEDEN!
    AND WHAT KIND OF SHISSY GUN IS THAT? YOU ARE NOTHING MORE THAN A wuss WITH A SISSY GUN!
    IF IT ISN`T A AK-47 or UZI, then go and shoot yourself.
    If you must punish her you tell her to delete her Facebook account, take away her computer, her self phone and ground her for several months and have a long chat about it.
    The bullets IS YOURS AND YOUR RESPONSIBILLITY NOT HERS. YOU shot the bullets NOT her and there by YOU either give her money for a new computer or you buy one to her yourself. Piece of cake.
    Depending on how many there are in your household, you split up the house work between you. WHAT A REAL FAMILY DOES ASSHOLE, IS WORKING TOGETHER YOU JERK!

    Here’s a list for you asshole:
    Dishes : daughter takes out the dishes when she comes home and has the responsibility the HOLE forenoon IF there are any. HOLE afternoon-dad IF there are any and HOLE evening-mother, IF there are any or you throw out the fucking dishwasher and let each one of you do your own dishes BY HAND.
    Laundry: do your own.
    Bed: do your own.
    Cleaning: just the mess you made and your own room. Rest of the household is made by the cleaning lady.
    Coffee: make your own.
    Food: work together.
    Shopping: work together.
    Get stuff like computers: get a job.
    Garden: work together.
    Repairing: work together depending what it is.
    Garbage: daughter takes it out when she walks to the buss and has the responsibility HOLE forenoon IF there are any, dad-HOLE afternoon IF there are any and mother-HOLE evening IF there are any.
    Hobbies: after the chores, homework, papers or whatever work there is, is done.
    Mopping: the cleaner except the mess YOU made.

    You are nothing more worth than piece of shit and a lousy parent WITH A SISSY GUN! And don’t tell her everyday to get a job, put up a note on her door and make sure it can’t go of.

  63. George Dravillas

    when you were young, there were horse drawn carriges birthday boy

  64. Becky Hahn

    Have people suddenly become their electronics? Or are we supposed to maintain an identity and sense of integrity that doesn't involve a keyboard of some sort? I agree that shooting the laptop was perhaps a little extreme, but only because I'm sure Linda, the lady working off services by cleaning their house, has a child that already has a part-time job and sense of responsibility (like Hannah apparently doesn't) that could use that computer instead. Giving it to him/her and sending Hannah back to "the stone age" in terms of social media and online entertainment seems the better object lesson to me. Spoiled Rich Kid syndrome does NOT do those children any good later in life, and if he can cure her of it NOW, she's less likely to be a waste of oxygen twenty years down the road. My father, rather like Mr. Jordan, worked his ass off to give me the best start possible, and in the process I learned that part of earning your way to adulthood is tolerating things that aren't fair or necessary sometimes. I didn't get the start that Hannah has had, but Dad tried. Seeing that for what it was made a greater impression ten and fifteen years later than simply being given everything I wanted.

  65. Anonymous

    Obviously bad parenting in the first place or else why is she behaving that way? Second.. bad parenting as a consequence. I'm not a perfect parent but from my perspective he justified his daughters methodology (which may I remind you was the reason he was mad to begin with) by doing the same thing she did. He taught her nothing about respect, which was the object of the video, right? I wont even remark about the use of a weapon or hunting tool to destroy someone else's belongings (and yes, to the child it does belong to her) on the internet no less. Sorry but a 15 year old needs consequence not minimizing. Epic fail.

  66. Anonymous

    Obviously bad parenting in the first place or else why is she behaving that way? Second.. bad parenting as a consequence. I'm not a perfect parent but from my perspective he justified his daughters methodology (which may I remind you was the reason he was mad to begin with) by doing the same thing she did. He taught her nothing about respect, which was the object of the video, right? I wont even remark about the use of a weapon or hunting tool to destroy someone else's belongings (and yes, to the child it does belong to her) on the internet no less. Sorry but a 15 year old needs consequence not minimizing. Epic fail.

  67. Ryan Wozniak

    I'm not condemning the guy, but he's NO HERO (in my book). I guess I'm in the minority who finds his gesture a sign of payback while immaturely destructive. He offers a gesture of drama in response to her drama (the apple falls where again?). He sets an example of destruction, no different than grabbing the laptop out of her hand and smashing it across her bedpost. To a small extent, he sends the message that his money and time is OK to waste (or shoot) – personally I would have rather seen it go to a deserving student (one that volunteers as a firefighter perhaps). A 15 yr old ought to be able to handle a relationship built on mutual respect (still having the authority of a parent, without being the displays-of-power alpha), and this kind of communication can make mutual respect difficult. I find him playing the role of a little bit of a loose cannon, which is a method of intimidation (and I disagree with using intimidation in parenting – google intimidation and a parenting method if you want to know more). Is there a way to promote a more constructive long-term lesson?

    On the other hand, I applaud that he's willing to take a strong stance, that he's not afraid to enforce rules and guidelines for appropriate behavior, and that he wants her to appreciate her luxuries. I just find his methods distasteful – but I don't go to the extreme of suggesting his daughter will be scarred for life… just that before we applaud this, I ask, was it the approach that we uphold as model parenting?

  68. Marisol Arnold

    Nope but you would have never treated your Father with that kind of disrespect either Lorretta Jean

  69. Caley McDonald

    I would definitely buy this man a few rounds. I agree 100% with article and think that more parents need to teach their children respect. I am sure if he knew this video was going to be on places like the Today show he would have left the cigarette burning in the ash tray. Good Job Tommy Jordan.

  70. Caley McDonald

    Wow, I did not know this would post on my page when I commented. I think that this guy rocks. We need more unique parenting these days. When we where kids if our parents found a note like this we would be sitting on one cheek for a week. Now a day that is not excepted and I understand why so I applaud a man who is not afraid to punish his child for disrespect.

  71. Renae Brauer

    I watched that video. I would shake that mans hand if he was in front of me. Just his responses to what she wrote was awesome.

  72. Kim Braswell Meeks

    I understood his point….I raised 5 boys, myself. BUT that man does not need a beer, he need to go to parenting school! You do not pull out a gun for ANY REASON to discipline your child. He just showed what a red-neck he truly is! Bless the daughter for not being shown love and embarrassed to the hilt. She probably feels like shooting her dad!

  73. Kim Braswell Meeks

    There is diffenetly something wrong in that household! She is just going to rebel more! No, he is not a hero. I got it till he pulled out his gun! No, I do not think she was cute for posting those things about her parents but after seeing the father with a gun, blowing away her laptop..I understood her more! No, Mr Dad your clip was the one that was not cute, at all! All you that think it was cool for him to shoot her laptop have no idea what kind of violence that can lead to. Guns are NOT meant to disapline and scare your children half to death! I was mortified~ ;-(.

  74. Anonymous

    … but he's stupid enough to vote against common decency and his self sufficient way of thinking. The Democrats don't agree with this kind of gun use. They would be the 1st to object. I guess he gets a fat welfare check that makes him forget all except who steals the money for him. Maybe his daughter is right.

  75. Sarah E Davis

    It does not belong to her. Ther parent owns it he paid for it and it entirely entitled to do whatever he wants to his own laptop.

  76. Andie Hollis Clairvoyant Medium

    I think if more parents do this to their ungrateful children, we might not have as many young people in the prison system.. I think if more parents took more away from their children and do what our parents did to us.. we would not have so many young people in prison. I am tired of the courts telling us what we can and cant do to our children for misbehaving.. I am not talking about BEATING your child.. I am not talking about restraining them in the basement.. I am talking taking things away from them.. spanking them when needed.. or making sure they do what is right and teach them what is wrong. I get tired of people saying OMG you cant do this or that.. I am tired of the courts telling us what how to discipline our children, I working in the Sheriff's office in the Jail and I saw first hand way these kids were in there. It is just wrong.. Shame so many of them are growing up with out parents supervision or children walking all over their parents because they say "you cant do that I will call the police".

  77. Andie Hollis Clairvoyant Medium

    I think if more parents do this to their ungrateful children, we might not have as many young people in the prison system.. I think if more parents took more away from their children and do what our parents did to us.. we would not have so many young people in prison. I am tired of the courts telling us what we can and cant do to our children for misbehaving.. I am not talking about BEATING your child.. I am not talking about restraining them in the basement.. I am talking taking things away from them.. spanking them when needed.. or making sure they do what is right and teach them what is wrong. I get tired of people saying OMG you cant do this or that.. I am tired of the courts telling us what how to discipline our children, I working in the Sheriff's office in the Jail and I saw first hand way these kids were in there. It is just wrong.. Shame so many of them are growing up with out parents supervision or children walking all over their parents because they say "you cant do that I will call the police".

  78. Elvina Bergmann

    This man set definite boundaries with his child. Good for him. I'd send him an entire bottle of Scotch.

  79. Lucy Bone

    When I saw this I wished I was there. I unfortunately know a lot of spoiled brats like that. What he did is so badass it's indescribable. But I also can't get out of my head that little voice that says "Well, it's your daughter, where was your parenting before?" I also had working parents and yet they had time to teach me how to behave towards others as soon as I could talk. As cool as this is, it's the household's fault she's spoiled. But I'm still on his side 'cause he took action. Thumbs up man, :)

  80. Stephanie Fitivale

    Marge Bailey sometimes you need a sense of humor when your raising children. Granted I dont go around shooting their things up but this dad showed that he could discipline his child with a smile because yes they mess up as kids but you love them all the same. Geez…crack a smile every once in awhile it does wonders!

  81. Stephanie Fitivale

    A bad parent is someone who doesnt care or resorts to beating it out of a child….This Ladies is a Wonderful Parent who taught his daughter a great lesson and point of view!

  82. Stephanie Fitivale

    Geez its not like he dragged her out of the house and shot the laptop in front of her… Where was the intimidation I keep hearing about?? He didn't scream and yell, he didnt make her stand down… He warned her More then once if she kept up being disrespectful he would do it, she thought he was bluffing and he followed through with a sense of humor if you ask me. There was no loose cannon, he read and talked about his feeling before he did it. I think that your "scarred for life" is the extremity in this case..