“Another big reason to keep the law as is: it keeps kids from potentially being without a nationality. What is there to be afraid of anyway?
People do not try to run across the border to have kids. They come across to create a better life for themselves, and sometimes, they have kids while they are here.”
ghee99 on May 29, 2010 at 02:56:38
“kids wouldn't be without nationality
they would take on the citizenship of their parents (you know like that already do anyway)
this is just a canard to justify allowing illegal aliens to continue having anchor babies”
conservo on May 28, 2010 at 16:48:43
“And many times they come across the border to have kids. There is now a service that can be found on the computer that ushers women from Poland and Russia (for a price, of course) over to the US during the last stages of their pregnancy so that they can have their baby in the US and become American citizens.”
verylargehat on May 28, 2010 at 16:29:45
“YOU ARE SO RIGHT. These fools act like a 9-month pregnant woman boards a plane or takes a long drive across the desert to give birth.
Maybe, these children can be born as citizens of Walmart. Maybe citizens of Exxon/Mobil.
“So, how on earth does he think he could even enforce this law? Are kids going to have to carry around their parents' papers too?
What happens to those kids whose parents are American but have been estranged or abandoned by them?”
gconners on May 28, 2010 at 16:16:10
“Great, just great!!! You just gave Arizona an idea for their next law! "...KIDS have to carry around their PARENT'S papers..?"...Just. Great!...I wonder who will be the first to jump on this, Hayworth or McCain???”
“The President has been busy giving Nashville the aid they need - approving Bredesen's requests for aid, and declaring emergency disasters for as many counties as the governor requested.
Then, he did what he should have done - had White House people call Bredesen repeatedly to see what our state really needs, and allowed FEMA to do their job. I'll take that over a passing comment about the loss that gets soon forgotten.”
“If any of you watched the telethon to raise money for Nashville, you might have caught Bredesen talking about how FEMA and the rest of the federal government has handled this disaster. Despite a lack of press, FEMA & the White House have been very responsive. Obama called the governor to ask what TN needs, the FEMA director has visited twice, and the fed govt moved swiftly to move these areas into emergency disaster status.
I'd trust our own governor's assessment of the aid coming from the govt over random people who have nothing to do with the process.”
SantaFeConservative on May 7, 2010 at 16:17:18
“Hmmm ... Bush did the same thing with the governor of LA and she would not declare a State of Emergency so that the Feds could activate the National Guard BEFORE Katrina hit. And somehow it became his fault.”
“It must be nice to see the world through your eyes. People are just lazy, that's it, and they want MY stuff!
You're right, people should be happy to have a Bachelor's or Master's and they should just take that McDonald's job and stop being so picky, because it's unfair that 1/1,000,000th of my pay goes to help them out.”
“Actually, a reality show of this might be rather entertaining. Sort of like watching a reality show of a planned train crash, where the owner of the trains insists it's okay to run two trains in opposite directions on the same tracks.”
“Speaking as a UT Alum, I can tell you that the hurt is more about the timing and suddenness of his departure, not the simple fact that he is leaving. The school here is like one big family - once you're a part of it, you're accepted wholly. It's not about the football game itself - it's about leaving behind a family of student athletes, and the university.
Then he suddenly left, right at the beginning of the new semester, right after we've been trying to line up good recruits for next year, and jets off to Cali where he came from.
I get wanting to go back home, and I get wanting to pursue the money - but to just up and quit like that with no notice? Well, how would you feel?
Glad he left, not glad about the WAY he left. But, at least the staff here, and our interim coach are focused on the right things - the students.”
lisakaz2 on Jan 13, 2010 at 16:15:16
“The reaction is more than "hurt" though. And I was there for 2 yrs. I don't think I was ever "accepted" -- not by my dept.”
“Not if you had ever lived here and learned how warm and loyal Tennessee people are. But hey, glad he's gone. He just didn't fit - the trash talking, the poor attitude, the reluctance to embrace 100yr traditions, and the shrugged shoulders over NCAA violations. Good riddance.”
“Let me get one thing straight - it's impossible to "deface" The Rock (short of cutting it apart, I guess), because it's whole existence is to be the canvas for student graffiti. Job well done, Rock.
And the rioting, from what I'm hearing was more like an excuse to party. Well, who are we kidding, it doesn't take much to set off a campus at night, especially the day before classes start.
Lastly, the students at UT are not a bunch of un-educated hillbillies. It's a large public university with all the nice amenities and the pricetag to go with it. ESPECIALLY for the students who lived on campus and were causing all the commotion - those are certainly the wealthiest ones.”
“We're still out here - working to spread the truth about health care reform, and generally working to hold Obama's feet to the fire (just as he asked us).
We may not be getting media attention, but we are still plenty active. I know the Facebook Community is especially active on all issues. They have been driving their messages on a person-to-person basis. Seems less flashy, but you have a much better chance of changing someone's mind one-on-one.
While it may seem lower key - we are just focused on getting through to the people that count. We've been writing, calling, and visiting our reps and senators. Still here, still fired up!”
“They are choosing not to take part in the public option because they already have good insurance paid for by the taxpayer through the federal government AND they can afford to pay the premiums on it, because they are well-paid.
Doesn't this just illustrate the point that you will be able to keep what you have if you are satisfied?
Aside from that, they major point of this bill is to provide coverage for EVERYONE at a rate they can afford. It's targeting the less well-off.”
gladys46 on Aug 14, 2009 at 12:27:20
“And you think repub people with apparent pre-condition mental health issues will understand that?
The reform is also to cause medicare/caid sustainable funding stability!”