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  • I am curious whether Leininger has taken a stand re: stem cell research. It seems to me when visiting the Kinetic Concepts website that ths company would be hurt if stem cell research benefitted people who tend to be bed-ridden.
  • (Posted on November 6, 2006, 11:23 am Patricia Wallace)

  • I know Jim Leininger and he is hardly the man described in this piece. His passion in life is helping low-income, minority children find a way out of terrible public schools and the poverty cycle. To that end he has personally spent more than 50 million dollars on scholarships for Hispanic youth in San Antonio. I also know the writer did not even bother to call Dr. Leininger to hear this truth or any other facts but relied on the Texas Freedom Network (opposed to school choice) for this entire "perspective". The world could use a few more conservatives like "Dr. Jim", who believes that the rich are not the only parents who deserve educational choices for their children. Shame on the Bend Weekly for participating in demonizing a good and caring man.
  • (Posted on November 6, 2006, 11:23 am Ken)

  • "Ken" Hoagland ought to know "Dr. Jim"... he forgot to mention he's his paid apologist, and a PR flak for several other far-right outfits, including communications director of 'Texans for Lawsuit Reform', a group of millionaire and billionaire CEOs looking for relief from pesky consumers. Ken also reportedly works for State Affairs Company, creator of the faux "public interest" group Contributions Watch, dirt diggers at the local level for smear campaigns against SAC's political foes. Contributions Watch is alleged to be bankrolled in part by Phillip Morris, which only has a product connection to filling hospital beds. Leininger's desire to "help kids trapped in failing public schools" apparently does not extend to having wealth benefactors of our free enterprise system actually pay their fair share of taxes to fund public schools, or to encourage the Texas Legislature to increase its dismal support of public education in Texas. No, he wants you, the average Joe taxpayer, to subsidize private and religious schools via vouchers.
  • (Posted on November 6, 2006, 11:23 am Mars Bonfire)

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