With father’s day looming, I couldn’t resist linking to this story, in which a woman expresses shock and dismay that the father of her child, who has also sired 20 other children with 15 other women, does not turn out to be such a great daddy.
Of course, at the time, she had only known that he had four other children with other women. So he seemed like a winner!
Of course, for the woman’s daughter, this is no joke. Quoth the article:
Shields says Turnage hasn’t really shown up in his daughter’s life, “She calls him and it`s a ‘hi’ and ‘bye’, ‘see you later’ type of situation.”
Shields says Turnage doesnt typically pay child support either, but when he has, the monthly checks have been $6 to $9.
I feel like borrowing from John McCain to say, “The fundamentals of our culture, however, are strong.”