Thursday, December 27, 2007

Really? We hadn't noticed...

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Those pushpins might as well be put in the shoes of the citizens of this state by our filthy politicians (excluding the politician who made this available of course) who allow this to happen.
My last ICE detainer list is from May 8, 2006 but it is pretty stunning to look at if you haven't seen one before.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Saturday, December 22, 2007

No sales tax

No I would not trade a reduction in the state income tax for the addition of a sales tax. Here is why:

The money gets taxed when I earn it and then it gets taxed when I spend it. If only they could figure out how to tax it while it's in my checking account the circle would be complete.

There would have to be a brand new "State of Oregon building for the Implementation and Collection of the Sales Tax" created. It would be filled with PERS recipients with job titles like "Sales Tax Cultural Competency Coordinator" and "Sales Tax diversity Manager." This grows government. Now if the proposal is "revenue neutral" meaning that the state would collect the same that they do under the current plan we will simply get less service because they will be spending more on state payroll.

It would be like switching from one 40-hour a week job to two 20-hour a week jobs at the same salary. You are worse off because you now have increased commute time and generally made things more complicated.

Next I would like to point out that the proposal to lower the income tax but add a sales tax operates from a position of weakness. It says that government isn't too big. It pretends that the government has multiple revenue streams when there is really only one source of money: US!

If we have identified a tax that is too high, like the income tax, then let's float a proposal to lower it. Why would a conservative pair that up with a proposal to raise another tax? To make sure that public art doesn't take a hit? To keep the needle exchange programs running on weekends? To make sure that we can hire more Art Therapists?

Government doesn't need more money and it doesn't need the same amount it is getting now, it needs LESS. If you need any evidence of this just look at my "50 cuts" posts.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Presidential race + a thank you

I'll start with Ann Coulter's new column: There’s a Huckabee Born Every Minute

As far as I can tell, it's mostly secular liberals swooning over Huckabee. Liberals adore Huckabee because he fits their image of what an evangelical should be: stupid and easily led.

Once you are done reading that you can note that Tom Tancredo will be dropping out of the presidential race so I will be switching my endorsement to Mitt Romney.

I would also like to put out a thank you to reader Calhoun who took the time to look up previous comments I made regarding Bruce.

From Calhoun:

No, I remember Daniel reprimanding Bruce for racist comments.

And I looked it up, it's easy with Google.

In Drug dealers: No more drug busts, Daniel's post from May 5, 2006.

In the comments, Bruce says "I WANT THESE FUCKING GREASY WETBACKS OUT OF MY COUNTRY and any other taco-bending motherfuckin' hispanic that sympathizes with them."

And Daniel comments : "Bruce, your angry words and name calling aren't helping. I have said that I won't regulate anyone's comments here but know that people will point to what you say when they talk about my blog. And remember, when you talk about Hispanics you are talking about my wife and kids."

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Scumbag arrested

Now I haven't looked at today's comments yet but I'm almost positive they are teeming with shouts of glee that someone who has commented here in the past has been arrested for the horrible crimes of sex abuse. I am a regular reader of CAUSABlog and ran across this story.

Anyone who is crowing about this is sick. I take no pleasure in finding out that someone hurts children. Politics doesn't enter the picture when it comes to this, punishing the perp to the maximum extent of the law is what is important.

But over at CAUSA Blog (where this couldn't happen because they don't allow comments) they seem to think that having one person with a particular political view being a dirtbag should somehow reflect on everyone with that same political viewpoint.

If all it takes to be my "close ally" is that I allow you to post comments on my site then everyone is my "close ally" because I ALLOW EVERYONE TO POST COMMENTS ON MY SITE.

But let's actually talk the facts here: I, as a conservative, believe that if this man is convicted he should get the death penalty.

Liberals (the ones who aren't hyperventilating in excited comments on my blog, comments that are still unread at this point) think that he shouldn't even have mandatory minimum sentencing, that if any of his made-up rights were violated then he should get off scott-free and that treatment is the best path because prisons are "just warehouses for people."

You tell me who this scumbag wants in his corner now.

UPDATE: I read the comments, you people are sicker than I thought.

Monday, December 17, 2007

DHS needs to go

Clearly the most dangerous government agency known to man is the one that can take your children on a whim. Obviously we have the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the government but now we must at the bureaucratic branch as well.

This branch of government has the power of deportation, legal kidnapping, garnishment, search and spying. All while operating under the cover of "privacy."

I am positive that DHS could, without evidence "beyond a reasonable doubt" that any crime has been committed, go to the government school and remove your children while you are at work. It would then be incumbent on you to prove that you are not a scumbag to get your children back.

This is a gross perversion of government power and this agency should be reined in or abolished.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Feel sorry for the ruling class, feel glad for the people

The Respect for Law Act
Requires proof of citizenship or legal status in order to qualify for an Oregon Driver license.

Election officials shall require satisfactory evidence of U.S. citizenship from any applicant who is registering to vote for the first time in Oregon.

No statute, regulation or order shall prohibit any law enforcement agency from cooperating with federal immigration authorities.

Good volunteers from OFIR (myself included) have been collecting signatures this weekend at the Portland gun show to get this measure on the ballot. The response is overwhelmingly positive.

The sell-outs who want "diversity" or "cheap labor" are not going to have the final say on this issue, the people are.

To Request Petitions For The Respect For Law Act Call (503) 363-6095

Side note: the end of the calendar year is coming and if you haven't taken advantage of Oregon's political tax credit now is the time to do so. In a nutshell: you, as an individual, can give $50 in political contributions and get back $50 when you file your taxes.

I highly recommend OFIR as an organization worthy of that contribution.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

In the name of fairness...

Attention illegal drug users:

Does your illegal activity prevent you from working? Unable to pass a pre-employment drug screen? Then you may qualify for Portland's "Rent for Criminals" program! Taxpayers will foot the bill for your daily living expenses!

Rent for Criminals:

No longer will your illegal choices have consequences!

It's time for folks who are eligible to work to step up to the plate and help these folks out!

Remember: you are the victim here!

So if you are a lawbreaker who is unable to work due to your illegal activity please apply for this exciting new taxpayer funded program at Erik Sten's office.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Press 1 for a common sense candidate

Republicans Address Hispanic Issues
Six Republican presidential candidates gathered Sunday at the University of Miami for an unusual Spanish-language debate, with immigration high on the agenda and the race in a topsy-turvy state.

...the only candidate who refused to attend was Tom Tancredo...

Kudos to Tancredo for standing on principle. People in this country are sick of pressing 1 for English.

I would also like to note that speaking/understanding English is a requirement for naturalization in this country and if you were born here then by the time you are eighteen you can certainly speak and understand our language. Are these candidates speaking to ineligible voters?

Saturday, December 08, 2007

A Merry Kicker Christmas

On this day, the day we get our kicker checks, all politicians should have to publicly come out in favor of or opposed to the practice of returning excess tax revenue back to the folks who earned it.

Example: Ted Kulongoski could say "we need your kicker check back to fund needle exchange programs, hire folks with job titles like 'diversity manager' and for some avant garde artwork outside a state building."

Also on my mind today as I was driving back from Sauvie after getting skunked was what kind of mental disorder does the average liberal have to posses to think that guns should be outlawed but marijuana made legal?

Friday, December 07, 2007

Dear Board of Higher Ed

RE: in-state tuition for illegal aliens

Exactly why do illegal aliens need a college degree... THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE A JOB!!!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Hispanic family night... or not

(page 8 of the Sherwood Middleton Messenger newsletter)

"For Hispanic families"

Ciuda de niños: en la biblioteca, con cena

(day care for the kids, dinner will be provided)

When my wife brought this to me I was astonished. Not by the blatant racism, I'm used to that from government, but that Sherwood was doing this literally in my backyard.

Thankfully things weren't as bad as I thought. I'm not sure who put this page together (my suspicion is Leslie Garza-Murphy who I overheard had worked "very hard" on this event) but both the Sherwood school district superintendent and a school board member said that it was a mistake and should have been "for Spanish speakers."

But initially I thought that I would catch these folks by suprise doing the dirty deeds of helping illegal aliens with tax dollars. I started in the parking lot looking for any state vehicles but wasn't able to find any. (note: any employee who showed up would be reimbursed mileage for their personal vehicle)

When I arrived I was serenaded by Spanish music...

And quite a spread was offered up for dinner:

I then took the time to talk to Dan Jamison who is the district Superintendent. Bottom line: I like this guy and the event was not what the page from the school newsletter portrayed it as.

I asked some pointed questions about English immersion, how come the newsletter said "for Hispanic families", how much these events cost, what demographic percentage you have to hit before you get a session in a particular language and so forth.

Mr. Jamison was very candid and after a bit I told him the real reason that I was there: I'm concerned about illegal immigration and government agencies pandering to these folks. He didn't blanch or end the conversation and we continued to talk about my concerns and what this event really was. (part the the Sherwood 2020 plan which holds numerous forums and this was one for "Spanish speakers") He even noted that "pandering" would be "renaming a street" after Caeser Chavez and that kind of stuff was nonsense.

While I indicated that I'm not a fan of the Spanish language nonsense that we seem to do (and in a forum where Sherwood is getting feedback from the community I think that the overwhelming majority of the population agrees with me that we're tired of "pressing 1 for English") the event was simply a mirror of similar English events but in another language.

It ended with me encouraging Jamison to call in to the Lars Larson show (I did try to call you from the event when I first got there Victoria but my cell never works in the school cafeteria) to get feedback from "his customers" (his words) who are the parents and taxpayers.

All in all I'm dispointed that Sherwood went Spanish on me but it wasn't the illegal alien love-fest that I thought it would be and so I left early. Glad that it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, doesn't make for good blogging but makes for a better community in Sherwood.

Monday, December 03, 2007

It might rain...

Took a break for a couple days but will have some great great material late Wednesday and early Thursday. Look for it.

Also, Oregonians for Immigration Reform will have a booth at the Portland Gun Show at the Expo Center on December 14, 15 and 16th, collecting signatures on the Respect for Law Act intitiative. Guns and an opportunity to make Oregon less friendly to illegal aliens all in the same place? How could you lose!

For more info :

Friday, November 30, 2007

Socialism works!

Smith says Oregon vote not an argument against SCHIP expansion
The vote against a cigarette tax in Oregon isn't a good argument against a similar effort nationally to expand health insurance for children, Republican Sen. Gordon Smith says.

In "honest reporting world" that opener would have said "The vote against a socialized health care system to be funded by an increase in the cigarette tax..."

Oregonians were impatient that legislators hadn't handled the matter themselves, rather than putting it to a statewide vote, Smith said.

Yes, just do everything for us O wise masters from Salem. You are better than us, smarter, faster even. I have no patience with being able to have a say in turning a free market system over to state control. I don't even have patience to know why I am voting so I need Senator Smith to explain it to everyone.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Ann Coulter column

NYT: An Undocumented Newspaper
Last week, in an article titled "Walking a Tightrope on Immigration," The New York Times made the fact-defying claim that the illegal immigration issue poses a risk for Republicans who appeal to voters "angry" about illegal immigration. (This is as opposed to voters "angry" that they spent good money buying a copy of The New York Times.)

In support of this assertion, the Times was required not only to ignore the stunning defeat of this year's amnesty bill, but also to proffer provably absurd evidence. I dearly hope Democratic politicians continue to look to the Times as an accurate barometer of voter sentiment.

It must be hard being the illegal alien loving media and trying with all your monolithic might to make America feel the same way you do with absolutely no effect.

And I don't think you would ever hear the end of it if there was a groundswell of opposition to victory in Iraq that approached the level of public outcry over amnesty for illegal aliens.

Study: liberals cause headaches

Ever notice how the day to day irritants in your life are all the result of liberal policies/big government? Your morning commute, liberals obsession with mass transit. High housing prices, liberals obsession with density. (could also apply to the commute)

The fact that your kids just came home and told you that they can no longer play dodge ball, liberals obsession with having no competition or having anyones feelings hurt. Not being able to use the word Christmas, liberals hate Christmas.

High taxes, high gas prices, high health care costs. If only you silly democrats would realize that the things that actually affect you in a negative way on an everyday basis are the fault of the idiots that you vote in.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Ballot initiative

Coming soon to a webpage near you... Ballot initiative #112! The Respect for Law Act will be available for signing online! This new program starts in January and will be front and center here. Look for it and look forward to it.

Oregonians for Immigration Reform for more info.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving from Daniel

Got one duck this morning. Will be eating it (yes I know that it's a merganser) with the turkey tonight. Everyone be thankful!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Foreign government continues to subvert USA

Mexicans Jittery About Raids, Deportations
Panic has taken hold of the six million Mexicans who live in the United States without residence permits, because of the ongoing crackdown on "illegal aliens", which has involved an increasing number of raids and deportations.

The Mexican government has announced measures in defence of its citizens across the border, and insists that immigration reform is urgently needed in the U.S. However, the indications are that there will be no reform until 2009 at the earliest.

You can "insist" all you want but you have no bussiness dictating our domestic policy.

Consulates will also strengthen their legal assistance teams, who help defend immigrants when they face discrimination, and provide advice and support if they are detained with a view to deportation.

And to project a positive image of migrants in the U.S., the Mexican government will launch "direct media campaigns aimed at showing migrant success stories and raising awareness of the many contributions" migrants make to U.S. society, said Calderón.

You can do all the PR you want but when every day average citizens are continuing to "press 1 for English" you are fighting an uphill battle. We are all affected and puff pieces celebrating illegal aliens isn't going to help your side. I can't even imagine:

"Here is Juan Q. Noncitizen, a criminal alien success story because he has taken an good paying American job..."

Yeah, that will convince us.

Monday, November 19, 2007

People who support criminals commit crime

I know, after reading that headline I could know you over with a feather. Yes, the illegal alien lovers have, once again, stolen the "Illegal immigration is a crime" sign from my front yard. Yawn.

If only they had the power to take something important, like say, my drivers license. Yeah, it's just not clear who the current winner on this issue is these days:

I lose a (soon to be replaced) sign
Illegal aliens in Oregon lose their primary form of ID

It sure sucks to be me.

You: engange in immature theft
Me: I do blog post about John Aguirre who subsequently goes on a statewide talk show (Lars Larson) to answer questions about his position and make himself look like an idiot.

You: can't seem to find a serious national candidate who will echo your position
Me: will soon have a fantastic ballot measure for Oregonians to vote on and can't seem to find a Republican presidential candidate who isn't (at least in words) adamantly opposed to illegal immigration.

Nursery Association cries about secure licenses

From CAUSAblog
“Creating a national, universal identification system through the driver’s license program is fundamentally flawed,” said John Aguirre, Executive Director of the Oregon Association of Nurseries. “The governor’s order creates more problems than it solves. We have to make sure our work force can get to work.”

It's "flawed" huh John? I guess that you will get to the details of these "flaws" at a later time. And your work force can get to work as long as they are legal workers John. If illegal aliens are making it to work then they are just breaking more laws. You don't want that do you John? Do you?

Listening to the other side tie themselves in knots trying to talk about his issue would be funny if it was so serious. I think that the OAN should be ashamed of itself and Republicans should politely show their lobbyists the door.

Friday, November 16, 2007

We'll see

In theory today is the day that Kulongoski will issue an executive order ending the practice of giving drivers licenses to illegal aliens. This directly contradicts the KATU story from yesterday that is linked in the below post.

But the boys at CAUSA seem concerned so while I can't find anything about this on the governer's webpage I'm going to assume that it will happen. It's about damn time.

NOTE: Illegal alien lovers, what does it say about your positions popularity with the public when your supporters have to keep taking positions that are espoused here?

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Ask Hillary what she thinks about Kulongoski's idea

Kulongoski poses with the (former) Mexican Consul to Oregon who says that rape is just part of Mexican culture.

Kulongoski still supports driver's licenses for illegal immigrants
Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski still supports giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, even though New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer has backed away from a similar proposal.

Spokeswoman Patty Wentz said Kulongoski believes life would be safer for all if illegal immigrants had to go through the process of getting licenses.

The chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, Democrat Rick Metsger, said the consensus among lawmakers is that the public strongly opposes the idea.

He "believes life would be safer." Life is safer if we provide ID for criminals who otherwise wouldn't get it? I have an easier time believing in the tooth fairy. At least most of the lame-brains in Salem have realized which way the wind blows on this one.

Unfortunately the status quo is for illegal aliens to get this valuable ID and through inaction the legislature can keep this travesty going without generating a lot of public controversy like they would if they offered a "driving priviledge card." I think that we will be checking our ballots to solve this problem.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Coming soon to a ballot near you!

Respect for Law Act has three main components:

1. Requires proof of citizenship or legal status to qualify for an Oregon Driver license.

2. Election officials shall require satisfactory evidence of U.S. citizenship from any applicant who is registering to vote for the first time in Oregon.

3. No statute, regulation or order shall prohibit any law enforcement agency from cooperating with federal immigration authorities.

This measure will be a slam dunk with the public. Thanks to Oregonians for Immigration Reform, as opposed to our worthless government, for bringing this about!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

It's the most wonderful time of the year

The air is crisp and kids are preparing their Christmas lists. That can only mean one thing: it's time for schools and other government offices to start hyperventillating over the fact that Christmas is a national holiday.

While I am sure we will get many great examples of government's (aka liberals) hatred of Christians this year let us revisit a conversation from Christmas past...

Board Discussion Regarding Christmas/Winter Break.

Ike Maness, Hillsboro Education Association President, asked the Board in April to reconsider the practice of naming the two week break in December and January Christmas Break. He believed it was exclusionary and insulting to non-Christian students.

Director Kathy Huntington also was disappointed that Ike Maness was not at the meeting
because she wanted to address his comment that if the practice of naming the break Christmas Break offends even one student, it should be changed.

Director John Peterson said the issue had absolutely nothing to do with religion to him. He
believes we have an American culture that has given names to seasons and to holidays, and was not interested in being “politically correct.”

Imagine the standard of "if it offends even one person" being applied to everything we do.

Monday, November 12, 2007

A big nothing

3 arrested in Tacoma, WA
Tacoma police arrested three people on suspicion of disorderly conduct and failure to obey a police officer today in a protest against the U.S. government's immigration policy.

About 50 people marched on Pacific Avenue. Many wore masks to hide their identities and identified themselves as anarchists.

Yeah, you guys really showed your parents, I mean those authority figures, I mean society that you can't be controlled. Only fifty people huh? That must have been a let down. Not enough folks to make you feel brave enough to start smashing up the starbucks. So sad.

But thanks anyways for gumming up traffic and reminding people about the illegal immigration issue! It's a big help!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Boy Scout motto: be prepared

Tuck in your shirt... not sure what they do about backpacks.

Friday, November 09, 2007

The amazing race

Race race race. I don't understand how we are still so obsessed with race. When talking about schools people tell us what percentage of blacks are doing this and what percentage of whites are doing that. (we don't EVER mention the Asians though) Didn't we integrate schools? Can't we just give an overall dropout rate?

And for the record: Mexican is not a race. It is a nationality. Baby Gabriel is not "half-Mexican." He is half-hispanic. And maybe I'm 1/56 Irish but that doesn't give me any cultural ties to Ireland. Why do we count percentage points when it comes to racial background? Half this, quarter that, how about 100% American? (American is not a race as they don't let me check that on my census form.)

Attention opponents of illegal immigration: please do not preface your opposition to lawbreakers by stating that "this isn't about race." That would be like me prefacing anything I said about football with "this isn't about flying saucers." If the two have nothing to do with each other then it's a complete non-sequitur and doesn't need to be said.

You may think you need to be on the defensive against the charge of racism but only if you also you think you need to be on the defensive against the charge that you have seen UFO's when talking about football. (I sure am glad that my political party isn't having issues with that one)

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Government schools gone wild

Teacher sex abuse in Oregon: More common than you might think
The commission annually posts on its Web site a list of teachers who are disciplined. In the years 2001-2005, a total of 360 teachers were disciplined. Besides sex abuse, offenses ranged from concealing arrests on applications for jobs or licenses, theft and abusing students in ways other than sexual. Drug and alcohol abuse were common.

Its investigative files, however, are sealed by law.

Break the unions, offer vouchers and give more public disclosure. It's time to protect our children.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

4 years of ceasless propaganda pays off

Measure 37 bad.
Measure 37 bad.
Measure 37 bad.
You were too stupid to know what you were voting for.
Measure 37 bad.
Measure 37 bad.
Oregon is ruined.
Measure 37 bad.

It only took four years of repetition but the mainstream media and ruling elite convinced the sheeple of Oregon that they were in fact too stupid to know what they voted for the first time. Sorry, first two times.

My vote NO vote on 49 had nothing to do with the number of houses you could or couldn't build, it had nothing to do with transferability, it had nothing to do with farmland and fields.

I voted on the underlying principle that it is Un-American for government to intrude on people's lives and infringe upon their private property rights. I believe that is what people voted for in Measure 37, subdivisions or no subdivisions.

Unalienable rights shouldn't be subject to the specifics such as "it's ok for 3 houses but not for 15." Either we accept the intrusion by government or we don't. Apparently Oregon voters have accepted it.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Monday morning off

Got a couple of ducks this weekend. During my drive back I saw a kid holding one of those "come to our store" signs and doing a little dance on the street corner. I was at a stop light and noticed that there were numerous folks in their cars laughing and shaking their heads at the guy.

I wonder how many of those same folks who hand out money to a bum on the freeway onramp? As far as I'm concerned there is dignity in any type of work and good for this kid for being out there.

Speaking of employment, BOLI has put something in the Register Guard to help employers with their questions. Questions like "how can I verify if my employees are legally entitled to work" are covered. No wait, it's "These posters are available in English and Spanish." Silly me.

In the arena of Spanish speakers, most of Oregon wants to deport the illegal aliens from this country, DHS wants to deport a 2 year-old American citizen. Is Janet Reno the new acting director for this state agency or what?

In Fishwrapper-speak the home where the boy will be going is going to also be home to his father:

"Martinez had been scheduled for release from prison last month after serving time for a drug-related crime. The attempted rape convictions involved a teenage girl."

Drug related crime? Did he have a joint in his pocket or was he cooking meth in the nursery room? Of course, if you are a DHS spokesmouth then Martinez here constitutes a "safe and loving" situation.

And finally, if anyone has private fields they hunt geese in and want to invite me...

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The party of rewarding criminals

Driver's license issue complicates immigration politics
The leading presidential contenders, Republicans and Democrats alike, routinely declare their opposition to illegal immigration.

Is it hard for you libs to deal with the fact that your candidates have pretend to oppose your positions when running for national office?

During Tuesday night's Democratic debate, five of the seven candidates indicated they would support states issuing driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. The front-runner, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, appeared to endorse the idea as well, before retreating into an answer with so many caveats that her rivals mocked her for seeming to take both sides.

On Wednesday, campaign spokesman Phil Singer would not directly answer whether Clinton supported licensing illegal immigrants. "The question misses the point of the issue," he said, stressing that the New York senator wants comprehensive immigration reform that puts people who are in the country illegally on a path to citizenship. (Amnesty)

I don't like these politicians actually talking about issues or taking a stance. Let's just go back to hearing about how much money they've raised so the Sheeple can go back to watching Dancing with the Stars.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Tues night rant

Is anyone else tired of politicians and their scandals? I'm not gay, I didn't solicit, I drove under the influence but they swept it under the rug, I raped the girl and everyone knew... etc etc etc.

Meanwhile we have The State excercising increasing control over our lives and even my family doctor opining (to my wife, since I don't go to the doctor unless you can see bone and even then I would try to self medicate with whiskey first) that "your child is perfectly healthy but I understand that you have loaded guns in the house and I'm concerned about that."

Yeah, be concerned if you show up on my property at 11:30pm and I think that you are a threat to my safety or the safety of others. Otherwise I don't need your opinion on my guns.

And the American Sheeple seem to have the attention span of the average American Idol watching idiot on the issue of illegal aliens. It was great that everyone rose up with one voice against amnesty but you notice that we are still pressing 1 for English, we are still arresting illegal aliens for serious crimes, we are still experiencing the burden of illegal aliens on our welfare programs and we are still standing by while The State looks the other way at certain lawbreakers.

But don't worry, George Bush is on the case. It was nice to hear him come out and bash the Democrats on their "attach a tax to every bill" tactic today. It would have been nicer if he wasn't spending the money like he was one of them.

The good news is that The State (yes, the same entity that has the power to send American citizens to foreign countries on a whim) is hiring a Problem Gambling Services Manager for $4,754 - $7,000 MONTHLY.

I'm seriously contemplating doing a doo-doo in my pants right now and seeing if I can find a state worker to come change me. I got $5 that says I can.

The good news is that my doo-doo will probably be covered under one of the new "Karl Marx Health Care Plans" that seems to pop up daily. Good Republicans are protecting us by conceding that we need socialized medicine but only for 90% of the population. The other 10% gets to pick up the tab since government reimbursement doesn't cover the whole bill. Thanks guys.

Thankfully I have folks like Mac Johnson with hilarious columns on American air travel (if I had been drinking during the "indigent monkey" comment you would owe me a new keyboard Mac) and our good friends to the south.


Also more effective than giving the money to Mexico to spend wisely, would be piling the money up on the border one night and just setting it on fire. The light from a $500 million bonfire would surely scare away one or two illegal alien “mules” laden with “maximum strength” pseudofed.

When the good liberals succeed in completely destroying the tradional family I may propose to Mac for a gay marriage. (be flattered Mac, the "tolerance" crowd consistenly puts me up on the "men seeking men" ads and I get disapointed when no one shows interest)

So we carved pumpkins tonight and you all know that another hero of mine is Lars (sorry to Victoria Taft and Ann Coulter, I just can't make my hero a woman) and I went with a cheesey face rather the the Lars O' Lantern that I've done in previous years...

So Happy Halloween everyone, the scariest thing out there is government!

More infamous Oregon

From the Chicago Tribune:

Medical pot law spawns other ills
The Oregon Medical Marijuana Act was sold to voters nine years ago with the prediction that about 500 people a year would apply to get relief from debilitating conditions such as cancer, glaucoma, HIV and multiple sclerosis.

Today, the program has swelled to 14,831 patients, with 1,700 filing new or renewal applications each month, including a few diagnosed with common afflictions such as asthma, back pain and menstrual cramps.

Sharon Place cultivated medicinal cannabis in the early 1990s, before it was legal, carrying the drug to some of the hospice patients she cared for.

She was arrested in 1991 for growing marijuana at home. But the judge recognized her good intentions. He let her go with 2 years' probation and 80 hours of community service, including time gardening at an elementary school.

Please give us the name of the judge who sent a dope grower to an elemetary school as punishment. Who exactly was he trying to punish? Future generations? I know that this is just the Chicago Tribune, the FBI, the Department of Justice and the DEA amongst others and not a Doonesburry cartoon but Oregon is not just being laughed at here, we are being called dangerous.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Who is your market?

During the baseball game last night (or maybe it was shortly after) there was an all Spanish recruitement commercial for the National Guard. This was the only commercial during this time period that was in Spanish.

People in marketing don't just make random choices like that. The folks who made that commercial had a target market in mind.

The market wasn't me because I couldn't understand the commercial. It couldn't be illegal aliens because they can't sign up for the military. It couldn't be the young children of illegal aliens who speak Spanish because they live in a Spanish speaking household because those children aren't 18.

If you are over the age of 18 and here legally you will speak English. (Maybe I'm putting too much faith in the government schools here) You were either born here and got an education in English (unless you have brown skin in which case the government school will throw you in an ESL class regarless of what language you speak) or you are a naturalized citizen and it is required that you learn English.

My point is that this commercial, to reach ELIGIBLE people for the guard, could have been done in English. They did it in Spanish anyways. I believe that this targets the market of American citizens who will still tell you that they are "Mexican." Loyalty to another country is not a quality that the US Armed forces should be looking for in their recruites.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Build more jails/prisons, give less cable tv

Man Returns to Ore. to Avoid Idaho Jail
An Oregon man was been arrested after fleeing police across a Snake River bridge into neighboring Idaho — only to reverse course near the stateline because he reckoned Oregon jails would be better than those in Idaho.

An Oregon State Police trooper says Maddox told him he didn't want to go to jail in Idaho.

Criminals try to avoid punishment whenever possible. There isn't a car thief in Oregon that wouldn't prefer to be arrested in Multnomah County over Clackamas County. Guess what that means for car owners in Multnomah County?

It would appear that the same rule goes for the state as a whole. "We treat our inmates well" shouldn't be the state slogan. Let's build jails/prisons and when they fill up let's build more. Let's take away the cable tv, dessert, cards, etc. Give them a Bible and that's it.

See how fast our criminals flee over California if we do this.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

My Dear John letter

Dear Oregon Nursery Association,

If your business model requires you to break the law to make a profit then you should close up shop now.


Monday, October 22, 2007

diverse, creative = criminal

Shut Down Downtown TACOMA! Against I.C.E! Against Raids! November 9th &10th
There will be a designated green zone at S. 17th and Pacific on the corner and in the grassy park across from the art museum. In this area only 100% LEGAL forms of protest will be taking place! Bring puppets, musical instruments, signs, banners, creativity and passion. The rest of down town will be open to diverse and creative tactics!

But remember the Green zone is 100% Legal and those in the Green should not feel obligated to join or participate in anything going on out side of that park and corner. But if you feel comfortable, fed up, and ready, feel free to join in or plan your own actions or marches with your organizations and/or friends and loved ones!

By deductive reasoning we can only conclude that if the "green zone" is legal that the activities planned for outside the "green zone" will be illegal. I suppose it is pretty poetic that criminals acts will be used to protest the detention of criminal aliens.

Keep up the good work guys, I'm sure that the average citizen who is trying to get home from work or do some grocery shopping will be persuaded to your cause due to your random acts of vandalism, name-calling, rock throwing, etc.


Don't forget to vote! The sooner you get your ballot in the sooner Bill Bradbury can throw it out!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

It's all about syntax

Sentence structure is not this guys strong point. Talk about a rambling idiot.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

We can, we can't - who knows

If OFIR can stop the Carousel of Information then surely the United States government, even being as incompetent it is, can stop illegal immigration. Try taxing and regulating it maybe.

The drag queen doesn't deserve anyones vote for President.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

School sells kids for cash

Hillsboro parents sue over son's ESL placement
The parents of a Latino boy who does not speak Spanish filed a $700,000 federal lawsuit against the Hillsboro School District.

The parents allege that educators placed their son in an English as a Second Language program solely because of his ethnicity.

I believe that it actually had less to do with his ethnicity and more to do with the fact that the schools get more money for ESL kids. It just works out that it's the Hispanic kids who have to suffer.

I was seething with rage when I heard this report on the radio this morning. There was a school district (not Sherwood) that tried this garbage on one of my children. I am thoroughly convinced that there is a special place in Hell for the teachers/administrators/staff who stunt the learning of children for a little more funding.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Congrats on your loss of control

First Baby Boomer Files For Social Security Benefits
Kathleen Casey-Kirschling filed for early retirement Monday, becoming the first baby boomer to start collecting Social Security.

"I think I'm just lucky to be at the top of the boom. I'm just one of many many millions and am blessed to have been in this generation and really blessed and to take my Social Security now," Casey-Kirschling said during a ceremony held at the National Press Club featuring Social Security Commissioner Michael J. Astrue.

I'll golf clap for you Kathleen. We should all be so proud that your livlihood is now in the hands of others. Isn't it liberating to know that politicians (and therefore voters) control your financial destiny?

Will you get an increase? How much? It's all up to the whims of others yyyaaaayyyy! The important thing is now you are forever bonded to this issue and will be forced into a voting life of servitude to protect your financial well being. Castro and Chavez are smiling right now.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Police give aid to criminals

Police reach out to Latino community
Imagine having your house broken in to but being too scared to call the police because of your immigration status. Police say that's a major concern in the Latino community, and officials want everyone in the community to feel they are safe.

That's why police tackled the issue head on at "Mano a Mano en la Communidad," which means "Hand to Hand in the Community." This bi-lingual presentation explained and answered questions about police procedures.

"As far as the immigration status that's not something that we ask," says Officer Robert Rios of the Eugene Police Department. "As a matter of fact, it is against the law for us as police officers to ask for immigration status of any individual in the state of Oregon."

..."We have several officers that speak Spanish but only a few that are bilingual or bicultural."

When they say they want "everyone in the community" to feel safe keep in mind that in this context they mean "everyone of one racial group." I also think it's insulting to say that the whole "latino community" is worried about their immigration status.

And while we're at it, do you need some sort of membership card to be in this "community?" I happen to know some hispanics who are part of the "American community" or "Oregon community" but don't divide themselves up by race.

As for giving crimnials aid and comfort, you aren't making me feel any safer in the "Lane County Community" Officer Rios. And does a "bicultural" officer respect the whole child rape culture of Mexico?

Friday, October 12, 2007

On a Friday?

Apparently there is going to be a protest at the local Social Security Administration building in Portland today. Several groups are upset about the "no match" rule that says if your name doesn't match your SSN on your I-9 form then you can't work.

This is much like you can't claim dependents on your tax form if their name doesn't match their SSN.

Since this is happening during a weekday I'm guessing that most of these protesters don't have jobs and thus don't worry much about their names and Socials but some of you who are going to work today might be supporting this. If you see your Union on the list then it's time for you to be upset:

Supported by the Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition, including VOZ Workers' Rights Education Project, CAUSA, Jobs with Justice, PCASC, AFSC, SEIU Local 503, SEIU Local 49, AFSCME Council 75, Latino Network, Oregon Farm Worker Ministry, Center for Intercultural Organizing, PCUN, Hermandad Mexicana, Social Activist Youth, Escuela de Lideres "Magdalena Mora," Jefferson Center; in conjunction with national calls to action by the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, and the We Are America Alliance.
Indymedia LINK

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Was the Zimbabwe curriculum already taken or something?

While it has just recently made news about Oregon using Mexico's education system as a model for our own this program has gone on for quite some time.

"The program began in 1976 through the efforts of educators in both the United States and Mexico forming links between the two countries."

And I'm sure the mainstream media covered all this but did you know that your tax dollars go towards helping Oregon teachers visit Mexico?

As in the past, ODE through the OMESC, will support your program by covering the exchange teachers’ Embassy Fee ($100), Homeland Security Fee ($100), Accident/repatriation Insurance (2 months, approx. $100), and the cost of the J-1 Visa (approx. $400).

Ok, after mind numbing reading of meeting minutes, google searches and perhaps a shot or two of whiskey I'm just going to say that the following people should be fired:

Charlie Benitez - State Migrant Director

Tina Garcia - Migrant Education Service Center Director

Ignacio Robles - Migrant Education Service Center Director

I was making Ignacio Robles my case study (I so enjoyed roasting Alberto Moreno) but many of the websites that refer to him seem to be down and google cache (the bane of the state of Oregon when they tried to take down their "Carousel of Information" webpages) is also not loading.

I will try again tommorrow. I look forward to working on getting you fired Ignacio.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

My costume

Halloween is coming up and I'm thinking about dressing up as an illegal alien for trick or treating. (Instead of candy I'll ask for your SSN, your job or perhaps just some meth)

But I'm having some trouble figuring out how I'm going to do this. I mean, I already have the drivers license part of the costume and I'll refuse to speak English but what else do I need? A sense of entitlement?

A mullet?

(Cornelius day labor site)

I just realized while looking for a mullet picture that I will need a crudely made "legalize me" sign to complete the costume.

And is being an illegal alien more than just the costume... is it a whole act? For instance, should I bum rush trucks any time they slow down on the street corner?

(Cornelius day labor site)

Maybe I need to wave the flag of another country... a country that I showed was inferior by voting with my feet.

Any other ideas?

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

I can feel the "love" and "tolerance"

It is under this logo that you will find the liberal definition of tolerance:

"How could people have been so ignorant and closed minded and bigoted and intolerant?"

...ex-State Senator Marylin Shannon and her slavic church backed homophobic zealots.

...the hatemongering homophobic bigotry in Oregon since the 1980s when the OCA was running around like Chicken Little ...

...the homophobes...

...homophobic organizations...

...shrilly the religious right and their bigoted foot soldiers howl and shriek...

That's what passes for "tolerance" in an editorial in today's You would be hard pressed to find anything approaching this level of name-calling in any pro-family editorial. "Think like a liberal or we will call you nasty names" seems to be the standard of operation these days.

That this writer is so clearly filled with hate for the [insert ominous sounds] Religious Right shines through like the very sun that causes global warming.

Monday, October 08, 2007

See no evil

DMV's fraud busts hit Latinos
Workers at Oregon's Driver and Motor Vehicle Services have turned in nearly 200 people to police for suspicious documentation, an effort that overwhelmingly singled out Latinos.

The policy actually singles out criminals.

Already, suspects who might otherwise have gone unchecked have been caught: they confess to buying Social Security cards in Montana, Los Angeles and Hillsboro; and they admit traveling from places such as Nevada and California, where illegal immigrants are prohibited from getting state identification.

Clearly this new action is too effective and should be hamstrung by liberal handwringing. To show how laugh out loud the opponents of this policy really are they actually use two illegal aliens as their example as people who were "falsely accused."

I'm having a real hard time believe that the general public sees those folks as legitimate victims here despite The Oregonians portrayal as such.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

We'll make it expensive then help you pay!

School board starts tax on new developments
The North Clackamas School Board last night implemented a new excise tax on residential, commercial, and industrial development. The excise revenue will allow the district to purchase and prepare sites for future schools, and to help defray the cost of new school facilities.

No word on whether this new "make housing more expensive tax" will go to Clackamas school facilities like El Puente Bilingual School.

"El Puente's mission is to offer an enriched bilingual educational experience in which all students achieve high academic standards and celebrate cultural diversity."

This school literally has a requirement that 40% of their students be "native Spanish speaking."

A word from our Principal, GM Garcia
Approximately half of the students in each class come from Spanish speaking homes. The other half live in homes where English is spoken. Both groups attend El Puente because each child wants to become bilingual in their first language plus that of their peers (Spanish and English).

In earlier grades most of the instructional day is in Spanish.

I seriously started this post with the intention of highlighting the absurdity of government making housing more expensive and then offering to help people pay for housing that is too expensive...

Housing and Rental Assistance Information (Clackamas County)
"The demand for low-rent public housing is high. The current waiting time for available units ranges from 18 to 24 months."

But after five minutes on the school district web page I have found enough superflous programs to make your head spin. (Everyone on the Diversity Task Force is going to need to get a real job) It's so hard to focus on the whiners talking about unaffordable housing while at the same time making housing more expensive when the whole "reason" for the tax, which is in theory that the school district needs more money, is so laughable.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

It's up to the legislature

Actually, since we have a democrat controlled legislature I probably should have titled this post "It's up to the union." But Teddy K can come out for "illegal ID" if he wants:

Kulongoski described a permit the state could issue, allowing people to drive to and from work, but that would not serve as official identification as would a driver's license.

But Kulongoski will just be the one to sign the bill that the legislature sends him:

Will a customer be able to drive without proof of citizenship or legal immigration status?
The act gives the states the option to issue a “driving privilege only” card, which would be valid as a driver’s license only, and not recognized as an identification card for official federal purposes. The Oregon Legislature must decide whether Oregon will offer such an option.

So let's make sure that in the "special" session we have in February that our "representatives" send our illegal loving governor a bill with no illegal ID provision.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Vote early and vote often (if you are a man)

It's time for liberals to go into fits of self-righteousness and indignation once again, Ann Coulter has a new book out. Immediately the outraged crowd has seized upon the "If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have to worry about another Democrat president" quote to harp about.

This is one instance where I actually find myself disagreeing with Coulter. I mean sure, at one time I too thought that the whole "women voting" thing was a big mistake but I've come to learn that we never gave women the right to vote, we gave husbands the right to vote twice!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Healthy illegals

Vote NO on Measure 50

In case you needed a reason (besides patent stupidity) to vote against amending Oregon's constitution to include a tax on a specific product to give government money so our overseers can "provide" health care to children...

Keep in mind that (as I have previously reported) the "Healthy Kids Program" is really the "Healthy Illegals Program."

In the initial report to Governor Kulongoski the recommendation was: "“All is all” –all kids, with immigration status irrelevant" (search terms highlighted for your conveniance)

So pretend for a second that you believe government should (with all the efficiency and customer friendly attitude of the DMV) administer health care, please keep in mind that Measure 50 will serve as one more magnet for illegal aliens to come to our state.

It is not healthy for kids to be surrounded by criminals.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Joy of technology

I'm boycotting any restraunt that has "automatic paper towel dispensors." It was bad enough when we got the blow dryers that don't really dry your hands but now we have to stand their waving our hands (looking like an idiot) in front of a machine in hope that it will have mercy on us and give us a small square of paper towel. This isn't progress.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Protect yourself from ID theft and use these state forms!

Sign the "Statement of I'm here illegaly form!"

After finding out that DHS doesn't do complete background checks (or ignores the results) when placing children in foster care I'm very comforted that the State of Oregon Employement Department - Child Care Division allows potential childcare providers to sign a Statement of no Social Security Number form. (English version provided here, Spanish version is also available)

Of course we all know that Teddy Kulongoski and Lorna Youngs get all warm and fuzzy every time they use our tax dollars to print out a batch of the DMV version of the Statement of No Social Security Number.

And in yet another ringing endorsement of government being in control of all health care it's nice to see that the Oregon State Board of Nursing also allows applicants to sign a Statement of No Social Security Number form.

Susan "let's use the curriculum of third world countries" Castillo is also a fan. State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced today the policy for free and reduced price meals for students... (by "free" she means "expensive, but you all pay for it") Children in eligible households may receive meal benefits regardless of immigration status.

What do you need to get the "expensive, but you all pay for it" lunches? You guessed it:

The names of all household members, the amount and source of income received by each household member in the prior month, the signature of an adult household member and the social security number of the adult household member who signs the application (or a statement that the person has no social security number).

So criminals can take care of your children, be your nurse, get a drivers license and "expensive, but you all pay for it" meals all by signing a state form that indicates they are criminals.

This must be why Bill Bradbury says that asking people to prove citizenship to register to vote is a "solution in search of a problem." Clearly the problem could be solved with yet another "Statement of I'm here illegaly" form.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

If you don't qualify for "art therapist" you can always try this one

Recreation Leader (Pottery)
Portland Parks and Recreation
Approximate Hourly Salary: $12.73 at entry - $18.37 after three years
(that 23% pay raise each year sounds about average for government work these days)

The Recreation Leader with a Pottery specialty is responsible for assisting, conducting, and administering pottery classes and programs; assisting in the recruitment, selection, and training of part-time pottery instructors; supervising volunteers and seasonal/casual staff.

One of these days I'm going to apply for one of these crackpot positions just so I can report on the interview process. Here's how I imagine it going:

Interviewer: So what makes you qualified for this position?

Me: No blood for oil!

Interviewer: You're hired.

In all fairness to my illegal alien readers who can't make a bong out of clay but can read the Spanish version of "Heather has two mommies" I will post this exciting opportunity for you with Multnomah County:

Salary: $22.34 - $27.49 hourly

The Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon is seeking applicants for a part-time (20 hours per week), grant-funded Bilingual Spanish Raising A Reader Librarian position.

The purpose of this position is to reach more Spanish-speaking families through the Raising A Reader Bookbag Program.

You can call it "grant funded" all you want but they still list the Cadillac benefits package for this position and duties such as "ordering of Spanish-language materials" are probably not included in the grant. I also don't see this person getting fired after the grant money runs out.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

What bureaucracy?

Kulongoski gives hefty raise to state directors
Gov. Ted Kulongoski is giving out pay raises to state agency directors that are at least three times what rank and file state workers will get.

About 60 department heads will get pay raises of 21 to 24 percent over the next two years, Kulongoski told top agency brass on Monday. Nearly 4,800 state managers will see their salaries rise a smaller 11 to 16 percent.

That's a nice raise.

There are currently 421 State Job Announcements Posted

61 are under the category MANAGEMENT, ADMINISTRATIVE, and SUPERVISORY. This category is topped only by the Office girls, sorry "office specialists," which has 66. (Does each specialist need her own manager? That is special.

And for those of you paying attention, especially you "let's increase taxes for healthy kids" folks, they are still hiring for Music, Art or Recreational Therapist. $2,903 - $4,229 MONTHLY

To really put things in perspective so you realize how top heavy government is the DHS folks (I think that DHS is a Spanish acronym meaning "free stuff") have only 36 openings.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

These people are nuts

I have read about sanctuary cities. Did you want to ask the council if we wanted to become one? If yes, we might want to put it on the agenda for the next work session in June. Or, we could ask a group like NAACP to make a proposal. What do you want to do?

This is a city councilor casually asking if Corvallis could become a haven for criminals. He doesn't even seem to be completely aware of what he is talking about, just that this is the new liberal fad.

Hello Stewart-
I don't intend to make any proposal to the city council. What I would like to do is to have a public forum on the issue, with input from CPD about current policy on immigration issues...
...The target audience would be both the hispanic community and the "civil rights" advocacy community, in addition to policy makers like city council. We might eventually want to be a "sanctuary city," but there are probably other less radical steps we could take.
When folks who make public policy can openly discuss helping criminals I think that we have a problem in this country. Let's throw these bums out.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Because when every second counts the cops are only 5 minutes away

The Seattle Times weighs in:
No guns in school. Period.
Sympathy for an Oregon high-school teacher with a restraining order against an ex-husband ought not extend to allowing her to carry a gun to school.

The school could beef up security. Or the teacher could be given a paid leave while sorting out her personal problems. The restraining order could be strengthened or broadened for maximum protection.

There are solutions that don't require a gun in the classroom. The teacher has a concealed-carry permit but that doesn't give her the right to bring a gun to class.
If by "doesn't give her the right" they mean "she has the right under the United States Consition, the Oregon constition and the Oregon Revised Statutes."

And to say "sort out her personal problems" as if it is somehow her fault she has a stalker is absurd. This is more liberal claptrap that says the individual can't take care of herself, it takes a village. A village which has the dead and raped bodies of hundreds of women on it's collective hands. (try googling "restraining order death")

Here is Lars' piece from Human Events.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

An ode to Theodore

Things from talk radio today:

I'm a big fan of Theodore. It's a classic moment when all three KXL show promos feature him getting shot down by three different hosts.

In fact, I'm a big fan of repeat callers in general. Especially the lefties. I miss Michael like you wouldn't believe and where is that guy who always complained that no one would hire him but when Lars would ask him what skills he had could only come up with things that he couldn't do?

As a duck hunter I'd like to take Lars to task for constantly referring to wetlands as "swamps." While I would never support eminent domain to create more waterfowl habitat I think that a solution such as the city of wherever turning to Ducks Unlimited to see if they could find an alternate site and make sure that it is open to public hunting. (I'm also a fan of the "no net loss" laws that say for every acre of public hunting land that is closed you must open an acre somewhere else, this probably does not affect this particular case since I doubt people are hunting by the airport.)

RE: the moron getting the taser.

When you resist arrest the cops will escalate force until you come into compliance. You don't get to offer to "just walk out" once you have already wrestled with the cops and they have you on the ground. Savage is dead wrong on this.

RE: the top and bottom of the hour news updates AKA the "what is OJ doing right now?"

Please... stop. It's making me long for the good old days of Brittany Spears and Paris Hilton updates.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Stop the nightmare

From NumbersUSA:

It will take 41 NO votes to kill the DREAM Act Amnesty (SA 2237) expected for a vote this week. At the beginning of this hour, only 18 Senators have committed to vote NO.

Smith is not on the confirmed "NO" list. Please contact him and tell him we don't need nightmare amnesty. You can use NumbersUSA free fax system or call 202-224-3121.

Clean power, big fish

Had a great time at the Bonneville damn and fish hatchery this weekend. For any of you enviros that worry about the fish you should really take a visit there.

And for those of you who want to see it right now you can see the Bonneville Fishcam. (site has a certificate error but it's a .mil website put on by the US Army Corps of Engineers)

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Schools have financial incetives for kids to run away

State’s Homeless Student Report: Homeless student population grows 18% as federal funding decreases 10%
Aaahhhh, we're all going to die. Quick, raise taxes, get more involvement from the state! No wait a second...

10,737 homeless students in Oregon reported sharing housing with relatives or friends due to economic hardship or similar reason

Ironically I think that we could describe most college kids as "homeless" under this definition as could anyone who shares an apartment with someone and splits the bills.

Imginary conversation:

Miss Crabapple - "Are you homeless Jimmy?"
Jimmy - "No but my Grandma lives with us..."
Miss Crabapple - "Wonderful my little homeless gold mine, we now get more money!"

And from the Register Guard story:

"Unaccompanied" youths, typically teens, are those who have been abandoned by their parents or have run away from home or foster care.

Parents who abandon their children should be arrested and charged. Kids who run away should not receive any support but should go back home. (and for those who say "but they ran away from an abusive home please refer back to the "arrested and charged" portion of this paragraph)

This is such crap and I don't buy any of it. The fact that every man-on-the-stree moron who was asked about this "statistic" attributed the "rise" to a "lack of affordable housing" just shows how powerful the liberal propaganda is.

How about: "are you homeless because your parents use meth?"

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

What color will you allow me to paint my house Kathy?

I just got a sad letter from farmer Kathy. You see, she was under the impression that we lived in the Sovient Union as was very upset by the notion that her neighbors might be able to use their property as they see fit. That's why she's supporting Measure 49. (referred to on this blog as the "we'll go back to not having property rights" measure)

First thing, Kathy does actually exist, I looked at satellite images of her farm.

Second she has some bad news: houses and agriculture "don't mix." She warns of "dust" and "smoke" and insists that people "like to see farms as they drive by" but that "living next to them is a different story."

This is your first clue that Kathy is a democrat. Only a democrat would assume that a developer would BUILD HOMES WHERE NO ONE WANTS TO LIVE. Government might do that but not those crazy profit making folks.

Shortly after warning that "farmers often live on slim profit margins" she laments that "small, indepentdent producers" will "go out of bussiness" if farmland turns into subdivisions.

I guess by "go out of bussiness" she means that the farmer will "make more money." This is like saying that my lemonade stand "went out of bussiness" when I transformed it into a car dealership. You can complain that you now have to go somewhere else for your lemonade but I'm pretty darn happy with this development.

I feel bad for Kathy. It must be one heck of a psychological complex she has if she thinks it is her place to tell her neighbors what they can and can't do with their property.

Monday, September 10, 2007

That important illegal alien constituency

In a First, a Candidate Forum in Translation
The first presidential forum to be conducted in Spanish placed a couple of the Democratic participants in an uncomfortable position Sunday night: answering tough questions while simultaneously fiddling to make sure their earpieces didn't fall out and they could the hear the translation of the next question.

Clinton noted that her campaign manager, Patti Solis Doyle, is a Latina, while Obama likened the work of labor activist Cesar Chavez to that of Martin Luther King Jr.

This is so stupid it's funny. Clinton does the classic that folks who are insecure about their racism do: "some of my best friends are black" except in this case it's "my campaign manager is latina."

How about judging people on their campaign managing skills rather than their ethnicity. And how about speaking English since only citizens can vote and it's a requirement of citizenship (naturalized citizenship requires this and if you were born here you can't escape it by the age of 18) that you speak English.

How about: would you like to use my SSN?

Seattle Speaks: What would you ask Hispanic day laborers?
Many stories have been written about the immigration issue. The goal of this series is to get to the people behind that issue.

So I won't be pressing them on their immigration status if they don't want to share it. I won't be interrogating them about taxes or social services. This is not to say these are not important questions. They are. But we want to show who they are as human beings, not as documented or undocumented immigrants.

Right now we have such hard hitting questions such as:

What would you like done to improve living and working conditions in your home country?

How different do you think your life is from the lives of the people driving by in luxury cars?

How happy are you here?

The author is asking for suggestions for other questions. I'm liking the suggestions that I already see posted there:

How do you feel when undocumented workers wave the Mexican flag or turn the US flag upside down?

Not that Monica will be asking such things but at least the Seattle PI will get the general sentiment of the people.

Thank you to Orbusmax (my homepage) for bringing my attention to this story.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

The real Rudy

I'm no fan of Rudy for prez and have been watching the "Real Rudy" stuff on YouTube. Bottom line: the guy is for gay marriage, tax payer funded abortions and gun control. Here is one interesting video.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

PDC: Communism with better PR

Here we have the local news report (came from AP) on Hillary "Funded by fugitives" Clinton's Oregon steering committee.

Curiously, there is one name missing from the list on that report that is also on Hillary's commitee: John Russell, former chair of the Portland Development Commission.

For those of you who don't know what the PDC does I guess that you have somehow missed the congestion, high housing prices and the slow transition of Portland to a sort of "Netherlands West" if the Netherlands was run by Hugo Chavez. (I think that Chavez, much like Tom Potter, only follows the laws that he likes rather than "the laws as they are written")

"Our Mission is to bring together resources to achieve Portland’s vision of a diverse, sustainable community with healthy neighborhoods, a vibrant central city, a strong regional economy, and quality jobs and housing for all."

I'll translate the buzz words:
PDC: diverse, sustainable, central city

Real speak: We want gays who recycle, take government transportation and will live packed like sardines.

PDC: economy, quality jobs and housing for all

Real speak: We want government to pick the winners and losers (Ikea gets a tax subsidy, Wal-Mart gets sued) and we will provide government housing for heroin addicts

I guess that the scariest part of this is that the former head of a quasi-government agency (all the tax dollars, none of the accountability) is such a partisan activist that he is on the steering committee of the democrat front runner for president.

If the general manager for a local Wal-Mart (or pick your bussiness) was on the steering committee for Mitt Romney you can bet this would be a big deal in the media.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Kids protest being grounded

Mexico Blasts U.S. Immigration Policies
President Felipe Calderon blasted U.S. immigration policies on Sunday and promised to fight harder to protect the rights of Mexicans in the U.S., saying "Mexico does not end at its borders."

He also reached out to the millions of Mexicans living in the United States, many illegally, saying: "Where there is a Mexican, there is Mexico."

First off, the "where there is a Mexican, there is Mexico" bit seems to be counterintuitive. If that was the case then most Mexicans would be constantly on the move since once they stopped, looked around and realized they were still in Mexico they would get up and try to leave again. That speaks volumes about your leadership Calderon.

Then I'm wondering where are all the good indymedia boys who whine about imperialism? Obviously the do-nothing politicians won't say anything in response to this provocation. Certainly not any "top tier" candidate for president will address the fact that a foreign leader just indicated that his countries sovereignty extends into our borders.

When the folks on the other side tell us what they really think we are advised to take them seriously.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

The customer is always wrong

The "working conditions" listed on a job info posting for an ODFW LICENSE SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE:

Works daily, in person and on the telephone, with the public who may be angry, confused, or upset.

I can't imagine why the public would be "angry, confused or upset." (see previous post on the lack of availability of hunting regs)

And while I realize that "the public" is stupid and should bow down to our PERS receiving overlords, might I make the timid suggestion that if us peons are always having the whole confused/angry thing then maybe you guys in government are doing something wrong?

Bring on Hillarycare.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Get your own damn kleenex

From the "school newsletter" passed out at supply night:

4. Can homeless, runaway and migrant children get free meals?

Please call Sherwood District office homeless liaison coordinator... (fire her please)

12. May I apply if someone in my household is not a U.S. citizen?

Yes. You or your child(ren) do not have to be a U.S. citizen to qualify for free or reduced meal prices.

Yeah ok, I'll bring a box of kleenex "for the classroom" while you give the store away to illegal aliens. Sure. The first school fundraiser happens less than two weeks after school starts. Let me dig deep for my pesos...

Let's socialize all medicine and industry

Example number 8,753,751,685,896 of government incompetence: Bird hunting starts on Saturday (for some upland game) and no one, no one, has the new hunting regulations.

"They only sent us one box" was what I was told by one G.I. Joes employee. "Everyone has been asking for those."

Wal-Mart have them? Nope. How about a different Joes store? Sorry.

What's that Mr. Jenkins? Your heart transplant is scheduled for today? Sorry, our PERS recipient only brought one box of sterile gloves and we are plumb out.

For those of you who have been trying to get a paper one but can't here is the online version.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

What lending problem?

From the email spam:

Subject: No Social Security Number Required! Get a FREE Quote Today!

You can be an illegal alien with no legal way to earn money but we will still find folks dumb enough to give you a loan.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Back to school special

Over at the U of O Multicultural Center Blog (motto: 0.0001% the readership of Daniel's blog) they have links on their sidebar to four "news sites" one of which is Al Jazzeera in English. Now I'm not really suprised to see them linking to the terrorist supporting news outlet but I think it's very discriminatory that they don't put up the Spanish language version of it as well. Not very multicultural.

With the return of school I'm sure that The Fishwrapper will soon do another editorial bemoaning the "rising cost of tuition" without taking any note of the wastes of dollars that our public universities have like the UO Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity. (motto: making 3 = 5 through government facism)

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Who said it?

"We are socialists, we are enemies of today's capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance."
A) Modern leftist
B) Adolf Hitler

"Cause the registration of all firearms on some pretext, with the view of confiscating them and leaving the population defenseless."
A) Vladimir Ilich Lenin
B) The Brady Campaign (formerly known as Handgun Control, Inc)

We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society."
A) Hillary Clinton
B) Fidel Castro

“All systems are capitalist. It's just a matter of who owns and controls the capital -- ancient king, dictator, or private individual. We should properly be looking at the contrast between a free market system where individuals have the right to live like kings if they have the ability to earn that right and government control of the market system such as we find today in socialist nations.”
A) George W. Bush
B) Ronald Reagan

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Goodbye illegals, don't let the door hit you on the way out

For those of you who may be wondering about the new "no match" enforcement rules being put into place that will be putting a huge dent into the criminal population here I am posting numerous links here. First is the actual "final rule" from the Federal Register.

Safe-Harbor Procedures for Employers Who Receive a No-Match Letter

From the ICE Q&A:
What should an employer do when it receives a Social Security Administration (SSA) No-Match letter?
(Skipping to the good part)
If the employer cannot confirm that the employee is authorized to work (by following the above procedures), the employer risks liability for violating the law by knowingly continuing to hire unauthorized workers.

More info on this can be found on the Q&A section of the ICE page. I am concerned about some of the language and possible loopholes contained in the answers but I think that at this point the illegal aliens and those who hire them have more reason to be concerned that I do.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

This IS an issue

New Romney Ad Targets Illegal Migrants
Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney criticizes "sanctuary cities" for illegal immigrants—and by implication Republican rival Rudy Giuliani—in a new radio ad.

"Immigration laws don't work if they're ignored. That's the problem with cities like Newark, San Francisco and New York City that adopt sanctuary policies," an announcer says in the ad, which runs in New Hampshire and Iowa. "Sanctuary cities become magnets that encourage illegal immigration and undermine secure borders."

"Legal immigration is great," Romney says in the new ad. "But illegal immigration, that we've got to end. And amnesty is not the way to do it."

If only the state of Oregon could get a mention in that ad. We must continue to let the presidential candidates in both parties know that this is an issue and we want to know where they stand. We know where Romney stands.

Note to the criminal lovers: where are you candidates publicly speaking/putting out ads in favor of lies, amnesty and the criminal way? Oh that's right, it would be political suicide.

Monday, August 20, 2007

The Oregonian: criminals don't commit crimes

Apparently the state's largest daily newspaper is having a hard time finding "criminals" in the illegal alien community. (Note to self: look up definition of word "illegal")

Undocumented jail prisoners mirror metro area population
In Oregon's state prisons, more than 1,000 inmates have federal immigration "detainers," meaning they will probably be deported after serving their sentences. That is about 7 percent of the state's inmate population of 13,300.

Their crimes mirror those most commonly committed by other convicts in the state prisons: sex violations, assault, rape, drugs and murder.
And they represent 0.6 percent of the estimated 175,000 unauthorized immigrants in Oregon, even as the remaining prison population represents 0.3 percent of the state population.

I guess by "mirror the metro ara population" they mean a "per capita double." But hey, "mirror" and "double" are almost the same thing when it's coming from the newspaper where they can't figure out if a statutory rape (by definition a rape) where the child was held down to the point of suffocation was "consensual."

Here's the kicker though. I am not positive but I think that The Oregonians point in writing this article is that criminals aren't... criminals. It's a "don't fear the folks who broke into our country, are fraudulently using your SSN to work, have perjured themselves to get that job and are in violation of labor laws, their crime will stop there" article.

First off, we know that's not true but second, if any other segment of the criminal community had such a low capture rate the Oregonian would be screaming from the rooftops. Imagine "out of the estimated 175,000 car thievs only 1,000 are in prison.")

And keep in mind the term "prison" is different than "jail." You can see from THIS LIST that our county jails are full of illegal aliens as well.

Bottom line: Let's pretend for a second that no illegal aliens are murders, rapists, thieves, drunk drivers etc, that still makes them guilty of Improper Entry by Alien, ID theft, perjury and working illegaly. Not exactly the kind of people we need to be importing.