Friday, February 24, 2006

Is Sticks a Cubs fan?

Spot has figured out that Captain Fishsticks reprints his columns from the Pioneer Press in his blog. That’s so sad, a real cry for attention. Sticks had a recent column/blogpost on, what else, school vouchers. He writes about the fact that Sen. David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, and state Rep. Mark Buesgens, R-Jordan intend to reintroduce their education bill to, inter alia, establish a scheme of private school vouchers.

Sticks is so excited he can’t keep his hands off himself.

From the column:
Last week, as point person for the Republican "Students First" initiative, Buesgens stood flanked and supported by more than a dozen Republican legislators, including House Speaker Steve Sviggum, R-Kenyon. He addressed not just Capitol reporters, but a room jam-packed with private school students, interested parents, movers and shakers from conservative coalitions, and a whole lot of people of color. [ed: how many Sticks?]

Remember, these are among the bright lights who brought you the “health impact fee.” Sticks blithely asserts that private school vouchers – including those used for religious schools – do not violate the establishment or free exercise clauses of the federal constitution. We can just lay that aside because, boys and girls, a voucher program can’t even get out of town in Minnesota. Spot has written about Article XIII, Secs. 1 and 2 of the Minnesota Constitution many times; vouchers are not constitutional in this state. There are so many links that Spot will not bother to provide them; just run a search on “school vouchers” in the search box above, or try it at Retire Geoff Michel.

On top of that, this year’s session is a short one, and not a “funding” session. Legislators from both parties will have little patience for the religious fundies or the social Darwinist hunter gatherers like Sticks.

Sorry to disappoint you Sticks, but you’ll have better luck rooting for the Cubs.

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