Archive for December, 2007

IL-14: Capitulation, “With Biometrics if Necessary”

by , posted on Monday, December 17th, 2007 at 10:03 am

Originally posted at Fireside 14, Open Left, MyDD and Daily Kos.

So, a couple of weeks ago, I was in a public place, right here in St. Charles, Illinois, when I overheard a conversation that alarmed, but failed to surprise, me. The person doing most of the talking was talking complaining bitterly about her new job in an area public elementary school. Not a St. Charles school and not an educator. She’s a peripheral professional who has frequent contact with children however, and that’s bad enough.

Her major complaint? “All these Hispanic children.”

According to her, not only are “all these Hispanic children” unable to communicate, they are “aggressive and obnoxiously rude –
especially the girls.” I was supposed to be paying attention to what the person in front of me was saying and lost some of the conversation I was overhearing, but suspect her companion must have voiced some objections, because she started trying to explain herself dig herself in deeper.



IL-14: I Quit the Laesch Campaign Today UPDATE II

by , posted on Friday, December 7th, 2007 at 10:13 am

Originally posted at Daily Kos.

So I could say this:  

Planned Parenthood betrayed me and all the women of IL-14 yesterday.

Some of you may remember this memorable DKos diary by Planned Parenthood back in September, when their new clinic in Aurora was under attack.  Some of you may even remember that there was one Kossack/candidate here who stepped up.