First of all Happy Birthday today to my good friend HISD Trustee Anna Eastman!
A couple of years ago or so I think it was GOP State Rep. Leo Berman that said something like if we create a path to citizenship for those that were undocumented then those same folks would just turn out to be Democratic Party voters. Check out today’s NY Times editorial titled “A Dream Act without the Dream.” Here is how it starts:
Republican politicians have overwhelmingly embraced an approach to immigration reform that offers only misery, arrest and punishment to the undocumented. That is popular with party’s hard-right base, but toxic with Hispanic voters — which has led some Republicans to come up with proposals that seem to shimmer with promise but lead to the same no-future dead end.
The DREAMERS are pretty politically sophisticated folks. Heck, why do you think this issue rings loudly in the Latino community and elsewhere. Heck, why do you think this issue is in today’s editorial page of arguably the world’s most prestigious newspaper. Heck, why do you think the GOP has to counter the pushback from Latino voters by floating a bogus proposal that says DREAMERS can stay but they’ll never have a shot at CITIZENSHIP. Heck, why do you think Jeb Bush said in Arlington, Texas the other day that the GOP is missing out on the Latino vote.
This GOP proposal is going nowhere and you know why? It’s because The DREAMERS are doing a great job!
Speaking of dreamers, Newt Gingrich was forced to lay-off a third of his campaign staff yesterday and fired his campaign manager but Newt is still in the race.
Coming into the 2012 MLB season, Ichiro Suzuki of the Mariners had 2,428 career base hits in 11 seasons – wow! Where does that put him on the career base hits list among active players?
H-Town CM Jerry Davis wore a hoodie to the City Council meeting yesterday to show support for Trayvon Martin.
Check out the Chron story here.
Talk about manufacturing hate! Check out this from an AP story yesterday:
The leading national organization opposing same-sex marriage has sought to split the Democratic Party base by pitting African-Americans and Hispanics against gay-rights groups, according to confidential strategy memos made public by court officials in Maine.
“The strategic goal of this project is to drive a wedge between gays and blacks — two key Democratic constituencies,” says one of the memos. It also suggests “interrupting” the process of cultural assimilation for Hispanics in hopes of curtailing support for same-sex marriage.
The documents, dating from 2009, were written by the National Organization for Marriage and had been kept from the public until Monday, when they were unsealed by court officials in Maine.
Commentary is never going to buy into the BS that my community doesn’t support equality. Why do you think the Pope didn’t drop into DF last week?
Ichiro Suzuki of the Mariners with 2,428 career base hits ranks 9th of course on the list of active players and 106th all time. In case you haven’t heard, the MLB season opened last night in Tokyo with the Mariners beating the A’s 3-1 with Ichiro going 4 for 5 so that puts him at 2,432 career base hits.
The Yard reports that Wandy will be the Opening Day starting pitcher.