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Please Proceed, Governor

Kasich tries to praise Latinos - and ends up talking about tipping the hotel maid

At a luncheon hosted at a posh Orange County golf club by a local political action committee, Kasich heap praise upon Latinos -- a crucial voting bloc, with 28 million expected to be eligible to vote in the 2016 election -- for family values and work ethic, but then appeared to indirectly conflate Latinos and service-industry workers.

"A lot of them do jobs that they're willing to do and, uh, that's why in the hotel you leave a little tip," said Kasich before a small group inside the Shady Canyon Golf Club, nestled in a gated Irvine neighborhood....

"This lady wrote me in my hotel there in L.A. She wrote this note. It said, 'I really want you to know that I care about your stay.' Is that just the greatest thing?" he said. "So, you know, we can learn a lot and she's Hispanic, 'cause I didn't know it at the time, but I met her in the hallway -- asked her if I could get a little more soap, said a chuckling Kasich.


How can Republicans blow this bad, this often?

"Most candidates have lopsided, stereotypical ideas about immigrants, which include the sense that immigrants, especially undocumented immigrants, are only good while serving others," said Jorge-Mario Cabrera, communications director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. "The comment lacks history, sense of how important immigrants are to our economy, and vision where immigrants are more than just 'the help.'"

Kasich is among the more moderate Republicans when it comes to proposed fixes to the immigration system widely viewed as broken.

Homer Hickam's Partners Offer Ahmed a Trip to Space Camp

re: this story http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141208222

I contacted Hickam about this story because I read about his response to a similar situation faced by Kiera Wilmot a couple of years ago. Her story is here-


Mr Hickam was probably already on it because he emailed back:

My co-creators of www.rocketboysthemusical.com are offering Ahmed a
scholarship to Space Camp.

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