Tag Archives: Teenage pregnancy

Grifters, the whole lot of ’em

Bristol Palin’s Nonprofit Paid Her Seven Times What It Spent On Actual Teen Pregnancy Prevention

In 2009, Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol joined a teen pregnancy prevention nonprofit called the Candie’s Foundation. Today, the Associated Press reported that the Candie’s Foundation released its 2009 tax information, revealing that Bristol was paid a salary of $262,500.

But a closer examination of the tax form by ThinkProgress shows that the group disbursed only $35,000 in grants to actual teen pregnancy health and counseling clinics.

from Think Progress

If Texas stayed a Republic . . . ah well, we can dream.

Maybe if I just didn’t read the paper or maybe if Ed didn’t send me these links, I could spare myself the agony of the ugly. But he did and elvis help me I read it. So . . . let me share the joy.

Texas knows how to do things. How else to explain:

  • Their students rank 47th in the nation in literacy
  • Their students rank 49th in verbal SAT scores
  • And their students rank 46th in math scores
  • They have the highest birth rate in the country
  • They rank third in teen pregnancies and
  • They rank absolutely first in  repeat teen pregnancies.
  • They spend more federal money than any other state for abstinence programs. Because it’s really working for them.

At least they have Governor Good Hair.