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)

32 comments:

Anthony DeLucca said...

I have a problem with my Tax Dollars paying half of the staff at UofO, let alone funding these silly programs and departments.

Diversity is a silly notion. Equality is a better one. Treat everyone exactly the same, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, etc

To accomodate a certain group simply to appease, isn't doing that group (nor anyone else for that matter) any good at all.

Just like the hate crime legislation. If I knock someone over the noodle with a Louisville Slugger.....who gives a shit what color, religion, etc the victim was....I deserve to get punished to the fulest extent of the law.

All hate crime legislation does is to re-inforce the notion that some race or religion deserves special treatment. That's not fostering an environment of equality, it seperates people into groups. And isn't that what we are striving to avoid? Seperating Citizens into certain groups?

Bobkatt said...

Hate crime legislation has one goal-to silence speech that the proponents don't agree with.
Look at who is pushing this legislation and you will find the agenda they are championing.
Hate crime laws=free speech attack.
If you don't like what someone is saying call it hate. Happens on this blog all the time.

Anthony DeLucca said...

Bobkatt:

You hit that one right on the head. Couldn't have said it better myself.

Back to Court Special said...

Back to Court Special:

Craig Arrested, Pleads Guilty Following Incident in Airport Restroom

Sen. Larry Craig, Republican of Idaho, was arrested in June at a Minnesota airport by a plainclothes police officer investigating lewd conduct complaints in a men’s public restroom, according to an arrest report obtained by Roll Call Monday afternoon.

Craig’s arrest occurred just after noon on June 11 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. On Aug. 8, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct in the Hennepin County District Court. He paid more than $500 in fines and fees, and a 10-day jail sentence was stayed. He also was given one year of probation with the court that began on Aug. 8.

LINK

Important to note, Senator Craig supported the Federal Marriage Amendment, voting for cloture on the amendment in both 2004 and 2006. He voted against cloture on a bill in 2002, which would have extended the federal definition hate crimes to cover sexual orientation. Figures...

Anonymous said...

I don't understand. Why is it so strange that he supported FMA? FMA is the right thoing to do. Even a pervert knows it.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^That is not a "Back to School Special". That is a "Pack the Stool Special".

Anonymous said...

Maybe if they have a pedophile supporting "knews" site like Fox you would be happy, aye?

OregonGuy said...

This should brighten up your day! I just received this from the Governor's office:

"Governor Signs Post-Secondary Education Executive Orders

Orders create a Postsecondary Quality Education Commission and direct the state to calculate the Essential Budget Level for community colleges.



Salem – Governor Ted Kulongoski today signed two executive orders, one creating a Postsecondary Quality Education Commission, which is charged with developing a new model for assessing the funding needs of community colleges and universities. The second executive order directs the state to update the methodology for developing funding needs for community colleges.



“These executive orders will continue our focus on building a world class post-secondary education system,” said Governor Kulongoski. “We will now have a much better idea of what we need to invest to offer quality educational opportunities for all Oregonians.”



Executive Order 07-13 establishes the Postsecondary Quality Education Commission, to be chaired by President Ed Ray of Oregon State University and Mary Spilde, President of Lane Community College. The commission is charged with developing a Postsecondary Quality Education Model, designed to create a complete picture of what is needed to offer a quality, affordable postsecondary education to Oregonians.



To read Executive Order 07-13, go to: http://governor.oregon.gov/Gov/pdf/eo0713.pdf



Executive Order 07-12 will establish a new process for calculating the Essential Budget Level for the community college support fund. The process will provide a more accurate picture of resources necessary to fully support community colleges in Oregon.



To read Executive Order 07-12, go to: http://governor.oregon.gov/Gov/pdf/eo0712.pdf



“We need to create the clearest picture possible when it comes to funding post-secondary education,” said Governor Kulongoski. “The commission, along with a new way of establishing budget levels, will give us the information we need to make smart investments in post-secondary education.”



The Postsecondary Quality Education Commission will have the new budgeting model developed in time to be used in the developing the Governor’s 2009-2011 Recommended Budget. As a part of developing the new Essential Budget Level, the Department of Administrative Services will form and chair a “Community College Forecast Committee.” The committee will include representative from the Governor’s office, Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development, the Legislative Fiscal Office, Legislative Revenue Office and stakeholders from community colleges, labor unions and the Legislature."

There. Don't you feel better now?

Anonymous said...

re: craig
According to the Statesman, the blogger who "outed" Craig did so in order to "nail a hypocritical Republican foe of gay rights." But there is nothing hypocritical about someone who is homosexual, believes homosexuality is wrong, and keeps his homosexuality under wraps. To the contrary, he is acting consistent with his beliefs. If he has furtive encounters in men's rooms, that is an act of weakness, not hypocrisy.

Defenders of "outing" politicians argue that the cruelty is not gratuitous--that politicians are in a position of power, which they are using to harm gay citizens, and therefore their private lives are fair game. But if the politician in question is a mere legislator, his power consists only of the ability to cast one vote among hundreds. The actual amount of harm that he is able to inflict is minimal.

Anyway, most lawmakers who oppose gay-rights measures are not homosexual. To single out those who are for special vituperation is itself a form of antigay prejudice. Liberals pride themselves on their compassion, but often are unwilling to extend it to those with whose politics they disagree.

my take... said...

Actually, the Craig case illustrates more the deviant mind of the Conservative Republican trying to pick up someone in a dirty bathroom stall. Regardless if he is homosexual or not, gay friends and straight alike that I know would never try to pick up anyone in a dirty restroom toilet. It is not only filthy and disgusting, it is kind of Miglavian.

Anthony DeLucca said...

My Take,

You want to talk about deviants? Take a poll at the next Gay Pride Rally to see which Political Party these folks are affiliated with. I'm talking the super deviant folks with the ass-less chaps, the Dykes with exposed breasts, the queers with "dildo" hats, and the like. I'd wager that 95% of them will be registered as Democrats.

Bobkatt said...

My Take-Yeah it reminds me of that famous Conservative Republican singer-George Michael. Get a clue.

Amish Abe said...

Hey Fast Tony Dulucca,
You seem to know alot about the Gay Pride Rally. Perhaps you regularly attend?

Possibly the difference between those "95% Registered Gay Democrats" that attend the Gay Pride Rally and your Republican pals, is that those "95% Registered Democrats", whom happen to be gay, are engaged in legal activity, not the illegal activity ie raping, molesting, and soliciting sex from minors and adults that your Republican sex offender buddies engage in. Seems you would much rather throw a person in jail for showing pride in their sexual orientation than someone that illegally violates another sexually.

Anonymous said...

Another Republican bites the dust. No surprise...

Anthony DeLucca said...

Amish Abe..

Once again, you read the post, yet failed to understand it. The post I was responding to stated "...More Deviant Republican Mind". He didn't refer to criminals at all. I was pointing out that Democrats can be DEVIANT as well.

Maybe I should type my replies at a fourth grade level so that you can understand them.

By the way, I do see the Gay Pride Parades each year since I happen to rent Office space Downtown.

Now, time to go back and brush up on your reading comprehension skills Abe.

Anthony DeLucca said...

Amish Abe..

Who said anything about throwing someone in jail? Wait a minute.....are you off your meds?

Anonymous said...

The dems are starting to vocalize their true feelings about the homos. Chris Mathews said the homo is a sexual deviant.

If the dems keep it up they just might get their party back from the perverts and the repubs need to do a better job of guarding the party against the perverts.

R Huse said...

Um - Maybe its just me but I am not exactly seeing what is illegal here with the Craig incident. Didn't he just touch some guys foot at the urinal?

So isn't sort of going on about the deviancy of it really kind of homophobic?

I mean Clinton ran around saying he wasn't a sexual harasser and still maintains that lie when at this point I don't think anyone believes him, how exactly is that different from Craig saying he isnt gay?

Hmm, sounds like this is a case of cops with too much time on their hands and homophobic libs going wacko again.

BTW I do own some of those ass-less pants. All chaps are ass-less. Basically any pants without an ass in them, or a crotch are chaps. David Lee Roth wore ass-less pants as did Ted Nugent.

For further fashion interest check this one out. Chaps for riding motorcycles will have the zippers on the outside of the leg so as not to scratch the tank.

Chaps for walking around ass-less in parades will have the zippers on the inside of the thigh as it gives a cleaner look.

How about them apples huh?

Anonymous said...

This is just the tip of the iceberg as we can all recall back in 1982 when Craig tried to deny rumors about cocaine use and soliciting sex with underage male congressional pages. This is most definately a developing story and one the Republican Party wants to keep quiet.

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Homosexuals

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Deviants

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R Huse said...

>This is most definately a developing story and one the Republican Party wants to keep quiet.

And the inanity just keeps coming. The Senate GOP is calling for an ethics probe quite publicly. Id say that one is a do-over.

So lets add it up shall we?

GOP senator gets caught playing footsie in the bathroom, The Republicans call for and ethics probe.

Democrat congressman gets caught making phone calls with underage girls (Mel Reynolds), Democrats call for his defense.

Anonymous said...

I am still waiting for the GOP, Grand Ol' Pedophiles to investigate these:

• Republican legislator Ted Klaudt was charged with raping girls under the age of 16.
• Republican city councilman Joseph Monteleone Jr. was found guilty of fondling underage girls.
• Republican congressional aide Jeffrey Nielsen was arrested for having sex with a 14-year old boy.
• Republican County Commissioner Patrick Lee McGuire surrendered to police after allegedly molesting girls between the ages of 8 and 13.
• Republican prosecutor Larry Corrigan was arrested for soliciting sex from 13-year old girls.
• Republican Mayor Jeffrey Kyle Randall was sentenced to 275 days in jail for molesting two boys -- ages ten and 12 -- during a six-year period.
• Republican County Board Candidate Brent Schepp was charged with molesting a 14-year old girl and killed himself three days later.
• Republican Congressman Mark Foley abruptly resigned from Congress after "sexually explicit" emails surfaced showing him flirting with a 16-year old boy.
• Republican executive Randall Casseday of the conservative Washington Times newspaper pleaded guilty to soliciting sex from a 13-year old girl on the internet.
• Republican chairman of the Oregon Christian Coalition Lou Beres confessed to molesting a 13-year old girl.
• Republican County Constable Larry Dale Floyd pleaded guilty to charges of soliciting sex from an 8-year old girl. Floyd has repeatedly won elections for Denton County, Texas, constable.
• Republican judge Mark Pazuhanich pleaded no contest to fondling a 10-year old girl and was sentenced to 10 years probation.
• Republican Party leader Bobby Stumbo was arrested for having sex with a 5-year old boy.
• Republican petition drive manager Tom Randall pleaded guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 14, one of them the daughter of an associate in the petition business.
• Republican County Chairman Armando Tebano pleaded guilty to fondling a 14-year-old girl.
• Republican teacher and former city councilman John Collins pleaded guilty to sexually molesting 13 and 14 year old girls.
• Republican campaign worker Mark Seidensticker is a convicted child molester.
• Republican Mayor Philip Giordano is serving a 37-year sentence in federal prison for sexually abusing 8- and 10-year old girls.
• Republican Mayor Tom Adams was arrested for distributing child pornography over the internet.
• Republican Mayor John Gosek was arrested on charges of soliciting sex from two 15-year old girls.
• Republican County Commissioner David Swartz pleaded guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 11 and was sentenced to 8 years in prison.
• Republican legislator Edison Misla Aldarondo was sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping his daughter between the ages of 9 and 17.
• Republican Committeeman John R. Curtin was convicted of molesting an underage teenage boy and sentenced to serve six to 18 months in prison.
• Republican anti-abortion activist Howard Scott Heldreth is a convicted child rapist in Florida.
• Republican zoning supervisor, Boy Scout leader and Lutheran church president Dennis L. Rader pleaded guilty to performing a sexual act on an 11-year old girl he murdered.
• Republican anti-abortion activist Nicholas Morency pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on his computer and offering a bounty to anybody who murders an abortion doctor.
• Republican campaign consultant Tom Shortridge was sentenced to three years probation for taking nude photographs of a 15-year old girl.
• Republican racist pedophile and United States Senator Strom Thurmond had sex with a 15-year old black girl which produced a child.
• Republican pastor Mike Hintz, whom George W. Bush commended during the 2004 presidential campaign, surrendered to police after admitting to a sexual affair with a female juvenile.
• Republican legislator Peter Dibble pleaded no contest to having an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl.
• Republican advertising consultant Carey Lee Cramer was sentenced to six years in prison for molesting two 8-year old girls, one of whom appeared in an anti-Gore television commercial.
• Republican fundraiser Lawrence E. King, Jr. organized child sex parties at the White House during the 1980s.
• Republican lobbyist Craig J. Spence organized child sex parties at the White House during the 1980s.
• Republican Congressman Donald "Buz" Lukens was found guilty of having sex with a female minor and sentenced to one month in jail.
• Republican fundraiser Richard A. Delgaudio was found guilty of child porn charges and paying two teenage girls to pose for sexual photos.
• Republican activist Mark A. Grethen convicted on six counts of sex crimes involving children.
• Republican campaign chairman Randal David Ankeney pleaded guilty to attempted sexual assault on a child and was arrested again five years later on the same charge.
• Republican Congressman Dan Crane had sex with a female minor working as a congressional page.
• Republican activist and Christian Coalition leader Beverly Russell admitted to an incestuous relationship with his step daughter.
• Republican Judge Ronald C. Kline pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on his home computer.
• Republican congressman and anti-gay activist Robert Bauman was charged with having sex with a 16-year-old boy he picked up at a gay bar.
• Republican Committee Chairman Jeffrey Patti was arrested for distributing a video clip of a 5-year-old girl being raped.
• Republican activist Marty Glickman (a.k.a. "Republican Marty"), was taken into custody by Florida police on four counts of unlawful sexual activity with an underage girl and one count of delivering the drug LSD.
• Republican legislative aide Howard L. Brooks was charged with molesting a 12-year old boy and possession of child pornography.
• Republican Senate candidate John Hathaway was accused of having sex with his 12-year old baby sitter and withdrew his candidacy after the allegations were reported in the media.
• Republican preacher Stephen White, who demanded a return to traditional values, was sentenced prison after offering $20 to a 14-year-old boy for permission to perform oral sex on him.
• Republican talk show host Jon Matthews pleaded guilty to exposing his genitals to an 11 year old girl.
• Republican anti-gay activist Earl "Butch" Kimmerling was sentenced to 40 years in prison for molesting an 8-year old girl after he attempted to stop a gay couple from adopting her.
• Republican Party leader Paul Ingram pleaded guilty to six counts of raping his daughters and served 14 years in federal prison.
• Republican election board official Kevin Coan was sentenced to two years probation for soliciting sex over the internet from a 14-year old girl.
• Republican politician Andrew Buhr was charged with two counts of first degree sodomy with a 13-year old boy.
• Republican legislator Keith Westmoreland was arrested on seven felony counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition to girls under the age of 16 (i.e. exposing himself to children).
• Republican anti-abortion activist John Allen Burt was found guilty of molesting a 15-year old girl.
• Republican County Councilman Keola Childs pleaded guilty to molesting a male child.
• Republican activist John Butler was charged with criminal sexual assault on a teenage girl.
• Republican candidate Richard Gardner admitted to molesting his two daughters.
• Republican Councilman and former Marine Jack W. Gardner was convicted of molesting a 13-year old girl.
• Republican County Commissioner Merrill Robert Barter pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual contact and assault on a teenage boy.
• Republican City Councilman Fred C. Smeltzer, Jr. pleaded no contest to raping a 15 year-old girl and served 6-months in prison.
• Republican activist Parker J. Bena pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on his home computer and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and fined $18,000.
• Republican parole board officer and former Colorado state representative, Larry Jack Schwarz, was fired after child pornography was found in his possession.
• Republican strategist and Citadel Military College graduate Robin Vanderwall was convicted in Virginia on five counts of soliciting sex from boys and girls over the internet.
• Republican city councilman Mark Harris, who is described as a "good military man" and "church goer," was convicted of repeatedly having sex with an 11-year-old girl and sentenced to 12 years in prison.
• Republican businessman Jon Grunseth withdrew his candidacy for Minnesota governor after allegations surfaced that he went swimming in the nude with four underage girls, including his daughter.
• Republican campaign worker, police officer and self-proclaimed reverend Steve Aiken was convicted of having sex with two underage girls.
• Republican director of the "Young Republican Federation" Nicholas Elizondo molested his 6-year old daughter and was sentenced to six years in prison.
• Republican president of the New York City Housing Development Corp. Russell Harding pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on his computer.
• Republican benefactor of conservative Christian groups, Richard A. Dasen Sr., was found guilty of raping a 15-year old girl. Dasen, 62, who is married with grown children and several grandchildren, has allegedly told police that over the past decade he paid more than $1 million to have sex with a large number of young women.
• Republican Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld authorized the rape of children in Iraqi prisons in order to humiliate their parents into providing information about the anti-American insurgency. See excerpt of one prisoner's report here and his full report here.

Nationwide Pablo said...

Didn't you get the memo from Bill O? The topic for today's discussion is Senator Craig and his toilet tricks: Here is the latest:

Three out of Four Republicans Surveyed Prefer Dick

A recent survey revealed that most Republicans still support Dick Cheney as Vice-President, while George Bush's poll numbers have apparently gone flaccid. In fact, Cheney's approval numbers continue to remain rock solid despite a spat of spectacular sex scandals rocking the GOP. The most recent surrounds Republican Senator Larry Craig's arrest in a men's airport bathroom. While potentially incriminating on the surface, the Idaho Senator offers a turgid alibi for his behavior, which apparently wasn't fear of flying.

Denying that tapping his right foot, blocking the stall door with his luggage and grabbing the undercover officer's leg was a signal to engage in lewd behavior, Craig suggested that he was merely asking for "toilet paper". Later providing the arresting officer with a business card that identified him as a senator, Craig does admit that telling the officer, "Excuse me while I whip this out," may have been a little suggestive in a men's room setting.

Senator Craig's encounter is only the latest in a daisy-chain of events placing prominent Republicans in the dim spot-light of public toliets. Florida Republican Bob Allen is said to have offered sex to a black, undercover officer in a park restroom because he didn't "trust him". As if that excuse and $20 isn't bizarre enough, Allen also sponsored a bill to crack down on soliciting sex in public parks. If you read between the lines, it's apparent that Allen is an advocate of just giving it away, rendering the need to solicit a moot point. As for the $20, that apparently was for stimulating the local economy.

When you add other prominent Republicans like Representative Mark Foley and evangelical Ted Haggard to the strange brew of recently fallen, staunchly anti-gay politicians, you discover the one thing they all have in common: they all like Dick. Sure, Cheney probably appreciates the support and a variation on the old "I Like Ike" buttons might garner special interest attention. But without the comic genius of Karl Rove, it's going to be tough to parlay the virtual transformation of the GOP into the "Gay Old Party". Only Rove could exploit the biggest piece of political parody since Dave Chappelle portrayed a blind Klan leader who didn't know he was black.

"There are only two ways to fix this satirical situation," snickered, Bill Clinton's former political strategist James Carville. "Hand jobs to your critics and keep the jerks off the news." Clinton himself could not be reached for comment as he was reportedly, "Reorganizing his collection of chubby-chaser jokes from the mid 90's."

Anthony DeLucca said...

R Huse,

I own ass-less chaps too, I ride a motorcycle when the weather permits. However, as a general rule, I wear pants underneath them in order to cover my ass. Those sporting the chaps at the parade either wore nothing, or they wore some sort of underwear. Portland's Indecent Exposure code needs to be re-written.

R Huse said...

Oh yeah, I know, I have been to/in those parades as well. Frankly I have mixed feelings. Yes mommy and daddy and the kids should be able to walk down the street without some guy in ass-less pants popping up in front of them. At the same time though I do have to say that most pride parades I know of are not exactly subtle affairs. If one is walking along and BAMMM winds up face to face with "ass-less pants pride parade guy", has a heart attack and dies on the spot, well, that would be Darwin's hand at work so to speak.

I too ride a motorcycle and also own probably three or four pairs of chaps. Oddly enough I have never worn the haps whilst riding. "But why is this?" the curious reader might ask Well, given my line of work, putting on chaps to ride a motorcycle for me, would be about the same as putting on a suit for most.

Riding a Harley - $10k and up

Having your own machine shop to customize that Harley - $100k and up.

Wearing chaps as part of your job description - Priceless, or ................totally disgusting, depending on the breaks.