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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

No more Mr. Nice Santorum

Noticed while strolling through a local Whiskey Bar:

I mean, you have people who don’t heed those warnings and then put people at risk as a result of not heeding those warnings. There may be a need to look at tougher penalties on those who decide to ride it out and understand that there are consequences to not leaving.

That’s my Senator, Rick Santorum, calling for “tougher penalties” on the people of New Orleans for putting (other) people at risk (as Billmon asks:  “Tougher than being drowned in a toxic cesspool???").  Perhaps he was drawing on John Derbyshire’s recent scholarly finding that black people tend to possess poorer native judgment than members of better-educated groups.

And remember, folks, Santorum isn’t just the Senate’s leading authority on man-on-dog sex.  He’s also a distinctly white, upscale version of Welfare Queen:

Penn Hills School District records show bills paid with local taxpayers’ money for U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum’s children to attend a cyber charter school total more than $100,000.

Since the 2001-2002 school year, at least three Santorum children have been attending a cyber charter school.

This year, the school district has to pay $38,000 for Elizabeth, 13, Richard, 11, Daniel, 9, Sarah, 6, and Peter Santorum, 5, to attend Western Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, which is based in Beaver County.

State law requires local school districts to pay the tuition of charter school students who live in the school district.

Santorum owns a home on Stephens Lane in Penn Hills, but he, his wife and six children live in the Washington, D.C., suburb of Herndon, Va. . . .

The only way for Santorum to not pay for his children’s private education is enrolling them in Penn Hills.

This humble blog believes we need tougher penalties on people who raid the public till to pay for their children’s private (fundamentalist) educations, and who then turn around and complain that drowning and starving hurricane victims should be charged with something like insurance fraud or reckless endangerment of others.

People of Pennsylvania:  please rid our fair Commonwealth of this looter, this crazed mullah, this ghoul. 

Posted by Michael on 09/06 at 08:00 PM
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