Dreamactivist.org is also beginning to sound the war drums through their change.org blog. Thousands have already been invited to call-in in support of the DREAM Act through facebook. The DREAM Act will be the first major … [Read more...]
The CHIP that’s a wedge
Yes indeed, with a big assist from a "mule-headed" President, the Democrats have indeed figured out that kids' health care is a.) really popular, and b.) a shillelagh with which to pound the GOP in 2008:Robert Blendon, a professor of … [Read more...]
A Crushed DREAM and Hopeful Youth
Anti-Migrant Hate and Pro-Migrant IntrospectionMake no mistake about it. The DREAM Act, the hope of almost a millionyoung people without a country, was crushed by anti-migrant hate. Anti-migrant hate that has taken over the U.S. … [Read more...]
House’s SCHIP override attempt fails
Just watched it on C-Span. The vote was 273-156. A few votes switched (the vote to pass the bill was 265-159), but the House was still about a dozen votes short.Disappointing, but not unexpected. Look for a revised bill to … [Read more...]
Idon’tknowski said SCHIP was harmful before he said it wasn’t. Or something.
The Jim Idon'tknowski comedy routine gets funnier every day. The latest: Team Ogo has threatened to sue five TV stations that are set to run an ad about SCHIP taken out by the SEIU. The beef: the ad is "deliberately deceptive" … [Read more...]
Who’s afraid of a 12-year old?
If you have a strong stomach, you can wander over to the wingnut-o-sphere and see Michelle Malkin & Co. basically staking out (or stalking) a 12-year-old kid and his family, for having the temerity to say on the radio that the … [Read more...]
Understanding SCHIP: Into the weeds!
John's response: States are permitted to determine age and income within limits. Changes must be approved by the feds. And regarding income limits, the Congressional bill Bush vetoed would set much stricter income limits … [Read more...]
Saturday night’s all right for fightin’ (open thread)
You give me hope/To carry on ... Fabulous news: ex-of-Providence Scarce is back together and playing shows -- tonight @ TT the Bear's, actually. They were a sure thing back in '95-96, and then their frontman had an aneurysm. (It … [Read more...]
Idon’tknowski campaign in disarray over SCHIP?
Another story on the Jim Idon'tknowski problem in the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune (much better than the Globe's report) adds some significant new information to the SCHIP situation.It is definitely possible that the winner of the MA-05 race will … [Read more...]
SCHIP bill *does* require proof of eligibility as a citizen or legal resident
First, a word of warning: federal statutes in general, and statutes about programs like SCHIP in particular, are notoriously impenetrable. Much legalese ahead.OK, so what's really going on here? The part of the SCHIP bill … [Read more...]