First off, curse the OLCC. I spend the whole day painting my house and then at 8:45pm (while I am still painting with a spotlight) I am informed that one of my kids has a broken backpack and school starts tommorrow. Clearly this shopping trip calls for the biggest bottle of the cheapest whiskey. (my discerning criteria for alcohol)
But noooooo, thanks to the OLCC I have to settle for the biggest bottle of the cheapest wine with the highest alcohol content. (again, my discerning palate knows no bounds) Even in California where they regulate how many times you can sneeze each day (apparently the snail darter could catch a cold) they let you buy liquor anywhere you want.
Oh, and I drove through Old Town Sherwood and guess what (you Sherwood residents already know) DIFFERENT ROADS ARE BLOCKED OFF TODAY THAN YESTERDAY. As far as I can tell all we have gotten out of this huge "renewal" (other than different roads being blocked off every day) is another round-about (if I ever snap like that Michael Douglas in that movie "Falling Down" you will see me doing a slow police chase a la OJ going THE WRONG WAY around a round-about. Other than the curse of the round-about we have lost defined sidewalks (where do you park, where do you walk?!?!?) and gotten some Pearl District style condos. (to date I don't think that any have been sold, I mean c'mon, this is Sherwood you morons, we like our yards)
Now all of you who are reading this are showing some interest in grassroots politics (except for you liberals out there who only read my blog because you have some sick facination with me personally... you guys need a new hobby) so I'm going to call your attention, once again, to what we have accomplished in Cornelius. The news stories I can find with a google news search that reference what we have done there are countless. Keep that in mind next time you see some place where you can take a stand and then think that it won't make a difference.
But you need to get energized on this. Realize that by taking this stand you may make this country safer for your kids. Take a look at the illegal aliens with ICE holds that we are housing in Oregon's prisons HERE. Slowly go through the list and then tell me that you don't want to do something about this problem.
I guess an important follow up is can we use this same strategy for other issues such as abortion where protests have proven largely ineffective? On this note I really want to slow down again, think about this: babies were killed today. They couldn't protest their own death, they couldn't fight back. Some people killed these babies because they were an inconveniance. They would have interfered with the mother's "fun." I would urge all of you to go to Oregonians for Life and see how your tax dollars are supporting this travesty.
NOTE: I am supporting Saxton in Oregon's governors race, that rant will have a post all it's own though.
Ok, just opened my email and got this picture: (click to enlarge)
Lastly, for those of you who haven't read Ann Coulter's book Godless, you need to. Go buy it.