The Double Comb Over Who Cried Wolf

Donald Trump’s gigantic election bombshell?  I think the words he was looking for gigantic yawn.

He’s offering $5 million to charity if President Obama will release his college transcripts.

Okay, he got our attention.  But it won’t happen again.

He’s as pathetic as his double comb over.

Ryan “Photo Op” Charity Being Punished

It’s well known that Romney and Ryan want to cut government aid to people who are struggling.

Now they’re messing with private-sector charities as well, the groups they say should bear the burden.

Since Ryan was outed for his photo op washing already-clean pots and pans at a St. Vincent de Paul dining hall in Ohio, right-wing types have been complaining to the director, withholding donations, and urging the community to do the same.

St. Vincent de Paul does wonderful work for those dealing with financial set-backs and crises, helping people get back on their feet with meals and cash for stuff like apartment security deposits, the difference between a child going to sleep hungry in a car or with a full tummy in a bedroom.  I’m a long-time and enthusiastic supporter of the one in my county.

It breaks my heart to think that they’re being punished for Ryan’s callous and condescending behavior.  Ryan needs to be punished at the polls.

In Rick Santorum’s America

In Rick Santorum’s America, birth control is illegal.  He believes that sex should be between married couples and only for procreative purposes.  Of course, Americans still want birth control, so a black market develops, and local, state, and federal governments must expend enormous amounts of law enforcement resources to fight it.  People go to jail because they were caught with a pack of condoms.

In Rick Santorum’s America, abortion is of course illegal.  Back-alley abortions flourish once again (especially now that it’s so difficult to get birth control), and if you have a botched one, you have to decide if you want to go to the emergency room and “turn yourself in.”  Because if the hospital is able to save you (and many women will die despite their best efforts), they will then turn you into the authorities, and you’ll be prosecuted.

In Rick Santorum’s America, prenatal testing is illegal because it might lead you to seek an illegal abortion.

In Rick Santorum’s America, there are no public schools, and everybody home schools their children, whether they want to or not, whether they are qualified to do so or not.

In Rick Santorum’s America, women are free to work outside the home.  If you can care for your 8 or 10 or 12 kids and home school them, and you want to be a surgeon or attorney in your spare time, knock yourself out.

In Rick Santorum’s America, the poor don’t get any government help and must rely on private charity as their safety net.  If other Americans follow Rick Santorum’s lead in giving only 1.8% of their adjusted gross incomes to charity, there won’t be much for the poor to rely on.

In Rick Santorum’s America, there are no environmental policies or protections, so many of us get sick from foul air and water and contaminated soil.

Rick Santorum’s America — what a wonderful place to live!  And he calls President Obama radical and extremist.