Monday, March 31, 2008

Day labor protest 2008 - Part 5

So does anyone think that the single socialist who showed up to counter protest our event is representative of the public's view on this issue or any? And before you start the "Daniel's views don't represent blah blah blah" keep in mind that I don't care. I'm not there to represent anyone but myself.

What I do care about is results. The socialist wanted us to "go away." We didn't. We wanted to collect signatures for the Respect for Law Act and stop illegal aliens from getting picked up. We accomplished those things.

And I hope that I made these guys uncomfortable. You shouldn't be comfortable if you are doing something that you aren't supposed to.

And the racial superiority attitude that comes from some of these guys is astounding.

Wave the Mexican flag all you want, you voted with your feet on which country is better.

Day labor protest 2008 - Part 4

Dear John McCain,
Thank you for selling out your country to the illegal aliens. I understand that you did this for political reasons and obviously that is more important that the laws of this nation. Clearly this was a good move on your part...

I can't imagine why the criminal aliens still support democrats...

This is the Mexican store across the street from the Mexican newspaper stand which is outside the Mexican assistance center (Centro Cultural) which is across the other street from another Mexican store which is...

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Day labor protest 2008 - Part 3

Scroll down for parts 1 and 2.
Ancient Chinese proverb: Give an illegal alien a sign and he will hold it, teach him how to read it and he won't look like a fool.

Let's dispell a couple of myths here:
"Daniel doesn't know these guys are illegal."

Takes care of that.

"The counter protestors outnumber us by x to x"

One counter protestor. One. Oh and the, um, large lady showed up later. Signs were passed out amongst the illegal aliens because no one was going to stop while we were there.

But I guess that what you guys lack in numbers you make up for with the same tired chants...

Stay tuned for part 4.

Day labor protest 2008 - Part 2

Scroll down for part 1. This day labor site is located at Centro Cultural, a taxpayer subsidized illegal alien center. We have had great success protesting here, we even forced them to take their "day labor pick up site" signs down.

This is from a previous protest, the sign is gone.

As you will see in the videos, when I venture over to "their side" of the street I immediatly pick up many friends who like to block my camera with their signs.

You are probably wondering if any crack reporters for The Oregonian showed up? The answer is no... but that newspaper did have a presence!

Is this a box that distributes porn magazines?

No, it's just Cancha, The Oregonian's spanish language newspaper. Inside are exciting stories about soccer, Mexico and yes, plenty of lingerie pictures. It's a cultural thing.

Centro Cultural provides a woman to keep a list of illegal aliens so they can all take turns when working illegaly. The little boy with the attitude is the son of the lady who organizes the illegals.

We had two guys come over to where we were and I tried to get them to read me some English. I had no luck.

Still uploading videos. Come back in an hour or so for more.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Day Labor Protest 2008 - part 1

Oregonians for Immigration Reform and the Oregon chapter of the Minutemen protested today at an illegal alien day labor pick up site. Our goal was to keep illegal aliens from working illegaly and to collect signatures for the Respect For Law Act ballot initiative. The fact that illegal aliens decide to counter-protest us after we show up is just added fun.

I have almost a gigabyte of photos and videos as well as the stories behind them. I'll be rolling out photos and uploading videos over the next few posts. A sampling:

Our side (follow the laws of America):

Their side (criminals should have free reign):

Our side:

Their side:

Still shots do not do this justice. I will have video and audio up later tonight. The day was an absolute success: illegal aliens did not get picked up for work, we got signatures for the Respect for Law Act and we brought the issue back to the forefront for everyone who drove past us on this busy street.

Make sure you see my main page for parts 2 and on with more pics and videos.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Help stop what our government won't

***** PROTEST - Day Labor Site in Cornelius *****

Signature gathering for our Initiative

When? Saturday, March 29th from 8 am - 1 pm

Where? Cornelius, Main road. Centro Cultural bldg. @ 10th Street.

Sponsored by Oregonians For Immigration

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Let's just cut to the chase and nationalize all industry now

Union to Oregon Foster Parents: You’re next
As if helping kids weren’t hard enough, Oregon foster parents may one day be forced to join the powerful public-sector unions. A bill in Washington State already has been introduced to treat foster parents like state employees.

Nationwide, union membership is at historic lows. Today 92 percent of workers in the private sector do not belong to a union. The one area where union influence is growing is the public sector. The reason is simple – government cannot be put out of business, so there are no market forces to limit union demands.

As if unions didn't display their hatred for children enough with the government school system, now they want to punish the orphans?

And how broad can this definition of "state employee" go? Someone receiving unemployment insurance gets a check from the state, should they be union members?

Government creep is a slow but steady process and us frogs seem too stupid to jump out of the water.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Oregon to issue voter ID?

Sorry to get you all excited by the title there. Yes, an Oregon company is going to issue secure ID for voting... for elections in Mexico!

"We are honored by Mexico's continued trust in our industry leading voter ID issuance solution," said Bob Eckel, president, ID Systems, Digimarc. "We look forward to enhancing the security of the Mexican voter ID in this new contract with innovations like Digimarc® IDMarc™ digital watermarking while continuing to provide a highly secure, centrally issued credential that Mexican citizens can use to establish their identity for a variety of daily needs."

Why doesn't this Beaverton-based company have a contract with Oregon? I mean, lot's of Mexico's citizens are here anyways...

Reasons to vote for Hillary/Obama

1. You were too stupid to buy a mortgage you could afford and you need government to take care of it for you.

2. You are too stupid to manage your own retirement and you need government to take care of it for you.

3. You are too stupid to get your own health insurance and you need government to take care of it for you.

4. You are too stupid to raise your own kids and you need government to take care of them for you.

5. You are too stupid to figure out that if you drive less you use less gas and you need government agencies to spend huge amounts of tax dollars in an advertising campaign to inform you of this.

6. You were born a male but now you want to cut off your penis, grow breasts and use the women's locker room at the gym and you want anyone who thinks you are a freak to be charged with a thought crime. I mean hate crime. Hate crime. As opposed to the crimes committed out of love.

7. You don't have the skills to command a higher wage and you want government to force your employer to pay you more.

8. You don't speak English and you don't feel like learning how.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Wrong thinking

Examples of wrong thinking:

Today I heard that Vancouver passed a "helmet law" and instead of people worrying about government intrusion in our personal lives they worried about poor people not being able to afford helmets. (Rest assured tax dollars are being used to buy helmets for "the poor")

I got a letter from Senator Smith indicating that he and Wyden "secured" $1.4 million for the Scoggins Dam project. (That's Hagg lake) I'm sure many people got this brochure and we so thankful instead of realizing that it's Smith who should be appreciative for being able to use the taxpayers dollars and somehow take credit for their appropriation.

Monday, March 24, 2008

I was not deported

Back in the saddle after a long weekend. Regular updates resume.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

I'd rather be right than popular

Recent quotes by John McCain:

“We just had a loss of Denny Hastert's seat out in Illinois." McCain said. "The Republican candidate out there, I am told, had very strong anti-immigrant rhetoric also, so I would hope that many of our Republican candidates would understand the political practicalities of this issue.”

“In 2006, after Republicans became associated with a tough position on illegal immigration, Latinos voted for Democrats over Republicans by 69 percent to 30 percent. Democrats swept the mid-term elections.”

Good idea John, from now on I'm going to teach my kids to do what's popular instead of doing the right thing. Breaking the law doesn't matter as long as a majority of a certain demographic, let's say the "cool kids" at your lunch table, say that it's ok.

These quotes demonstrate what so many politicians believe today: we are not a nation of laws, just political expediency. It starting with a "living constitution" but we have graduated to becoming fluid with our statutes. When government and it's officials decide that they can follow or ignore laws at their pleasure, and can be open about it, then we do not have a constitutional republic.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

75% of Americans say a cat is a dog

75% of Americans Say U.S. In Recession, According to CNN Poll
Are we in a recession? The politicians may say no, but Americans say yes. 74% of us say so, according to a CNN poll, a percentage any politician would lust for in an election. The numbers are pretty evenly divided three ways as far as whether it is a major, moderate or mild recession. Even 54% of Republicans agree with this assessment, less than the nearly 90% of the Democrats who concur, but still a significant number of people.

This has been irritating me for several days now because everywhere I go it seems that ignorant people have to make conversation about the "recession that we are in" and when "it is going to be over." It doesn't matter where you go, walk past a homeless camp and some bum will be making predictions on the "end of the recession" like he's a floor trader.

For the record: a recession is two consecutive quarters of declining GDP. We have not had that yet. We do not meet the defenition for "being in a recession." We may find out at the end of this quarter that we are but until then please stop talking like Ben Bernake sent you a text on your blackberry five minutes ago, you played golf with Warren Buffet yesterday and you're going to lunch with Henry Paulson.

You are not a finacial genuis, you can't even define recession and anyone who listens to your market predictions and isn't laughing in their head is dumber than you are.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Shall not be infringed

Justices Agree on Right to Own Guns
Americans have a right to own guns, Supreme Court justices declared Tuesday in a historic and lively debate that could lead to the most significant interpretation of the Second Amendment since its ratification two centuries ago.

Governments have a right to regulate those firearms, a majority of justices seemed to agree. But there was less apparent agreement on the case they were arguing: whether Washington's ban on handguns goes too far.

This was not a ruling, the story is merely speculating based on statements/questions made during oral arguments.

You can't make any time, place or manner restrictions on abortion. They might as well be done in the proverbial back alley. A pregnant 13 year old girl, which is prima facie evidence of rape, can kill a baby with no questions asked and no interference from government.

There should be no restrictions on firearm ownership, possession or carry.

Monday, March 17, 2008

It's so expensive because...

Making ends meet
Health care is the largest industry in Southern Oregon, so our hospitals' health matters to all of us, experts say. The simplest measure of financial well-being is whether you bring in more money than you pay out. On that score, Medford's two hospitals did OK in 2006 (the most recent year for which data is available), but Ashland Community Hospital paid out more for wages, supplies and equipment than it took in.

"As government-sponsored care reimbursement drops, it creates immediate and direct cost increases for commercial insurance," he said.

This "cost shift" represents about 15 percent of the cost of health insurance premiums. As premiums increase, some employers who are just hanging on tend to drop insurance coverage for their employees, sending more people into the ranks of the uninsured.

Thank you government. My premiums are subsidizing the plans that my taxes already pay for.

Standing in line for bread in the Soviet Union may get to be what we joke about while we are standing in line for our health care someday. Investors will not prop up a failing bussiness model but in this case the model may be sound but government comes in as says YOU MUST accept these prices. (anyone tried to negotiate paying a lower cost or going somewhere else to "buy" their drivers license?)

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Washintgon Times editorial

Save the SAVE Act
Thanks to the energetic work of Republicans and some sober-minded Democrats, the House may indeed get to vote on immigration reform legislation worthy of the name sometime soon. The bill is the SAVE Act (H.R. 4088), introduced by Rep. Heath Shuler, North Carolina Democrat, which aims to dramatically reduce the number of illegal aliens in the United States through stepped-up enforcement of U.S. immigration laws.

In the coming weeks, many rank-and-file Democrats will have to make a very difficult choice: carry water for Nancy Pelosi or respond to the legitimate concerns of their constituents.

Peter DeFazio is not on the list as far as I can tell. He is on our side on this one and we should encourage him to let congress vote on this.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

It almost makes me want to use Linux

Gates Repeats Request for More H-1B Visas
The U.S. is driving away the world's best engineers and computer scientists by putting limits on H-1B visas and other immigrant worker programs, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates told U.S. lawmakers Wednesday.

Gates repeated his past calls for more H-1B visas, the controversial program used by technology and other companies to hire foreign workers for up to six years.

And why are American workers not good enough for you Mr. Gates? Or is it that if you can increase the potential labor pool it will drive down wages across the board?

I mean, hey, why have any limits on H-1B visas at all? Anyone who wants in can come to work for Microsoft, Google, Sun Microsystems, etc. Social cost? Potential to radically change America? Who cares! Congress shouldn't worry about America, they need to worry about how much Microsoft is donating to their campaigns.

B-1 Business Visitor Visa
B-2 Tourist Visitor Visa
B-1/B-2 Visa Extension
E-1 Treaty Trader Visa
E-2 Treaty Investor Visa
E-3 Visa for Australians
F-1 Student Visa
H-1B Work Visa
H-2B Work Visa
H-3 Trainee Visa
J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa
K-1 Fiancee Visa
L-1 Intracompany Visa
P Visa Athlete/Entertainer
R-1 Religious Visa
TN Nafta Work Visa

Let's not stop there. Surely a J-2B truck drivers visa would save shipping companies some money. How about a H-3A car salesmen visa? Think how much less dealerships could give in commision!

How about we just import more software to compete with Microsoft. Speaking of, how's that whole "Vista" thing working out for you Bill? Yeah, I thought so.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

This wasn't developed in Cuba?

Heart Attack And Stroke: Key Found To Breakthrough Drug For Clot Victims
A team of researchers at Oregon Health & Science University and Washington University in St. Louis have described for the first time the mechanism that gives a mutant enzyme molecule that they have engineered - and patented - the potential to become a breakthrough drug for treating heart attacks and strokes.

A team of researchers at Oregon Health & Science University and Washington University in St. Louis have described for the first time the mechanism that gives a mutant enzyme molecule that they have engineered - and patented - the potential to become a breakthrough drug for treating heart attacks and strokes.

Congratulations to OHSU. Unfortunately I can imagine a Hillary/Edwards ticket where the prez would prevent any company who might try to take this to market, which would cost an arm and a leg, from making any profit while Edwards would make sure that the company would get sued if one person somehow had an adverse reaction.

Our only hope is that Cuba, which has a wonderful health care system, will develope the drug.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Sunday pondering

Is it just me or is the phrase "equal opportunity, affirmative action employer" an oxymoron? Either it's equal or you give preference based on racial, sexual or some other status.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Sam for mayor?

Not that Portland offers much in the way of candidates for conservatives but when Tommy Potter endorses Sho Dozono and then Sam Adams comes out to say that he would support the idea of requiring all bussinesses that contract with the city to make sure that all their employees are legal it looks like their may be a "lesser of two evils" candidate in the Rose City.

Of course, the idea is really the same as saying "the city won't contract with companies that use stolen equipment" but no-brainer or not this is Portland we are talking about. Thanks Lars.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Learn to habla

Ran across this video just now. I looked up the actual rules:

The number of Hispanic crews in the Northwest has increased markedly in recent years. A count of Spanish surnames on crew rosters suggests that about 85 percent of current contract firefighters are of Hispanic descent. This rough estimate doesn’t indicate how many crew members speak English.

There is no contract requirement that supervisors on contract crews speak any language other than English. There is a requirement that supervisors be able to communicate with the workers for whom they are responsible.

Consequently, if private companies elect to hire crew members who do not speak English, those supervisors must be bilingual or multilingual.

It does look like the forest service is paying attention to this issue and they indicate that no supervisors have been fired for not speaking Spanish.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

My camera is excited about this

City Council Agenda for Wed
Release $200,000 in grant funds to VOZ Workers’ Rights Education Project to operate a day
labor hire site in Portland as approved by Council (Ordinance)

In their Proposal, VOZ supplied signed letters of support from the following organizations:

Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Local 503
Wentworth Chevrolet Subuaru (someone worth boycotting 503-232-2000)
Basic Rights Oregon
(the gays like illegal aliens?)
University of Oregon Labor Education and Research Center

And the usual CAUSA, PCUN and socialist boys. You can see the letters of support at the top link.

So who is VOZ? They are the helpful folks who put out a "How to be prepared for an immigration raid" pamphlet. They also brag that "No INS and police raids have occurred at the corner where day laborers wait for work since spring 1998 as a direct result of day laborer organizing and action."

The only people who have to worry so much about ICE are criminals. Legal immigrants don't hide from ICE, citizens don't hide from ICE, only criminal aliens need to worry.

Here is what I will do when the center opens up:

Up next: Kidney transplant lottery

Oregon Holds Health Insurance Lottery
Oregon is conducting a one-of-a-kind lottery, and the prize is health insurance.

The state will start drawing names this week for the chance to enroll in a health care program designed for people not poor enough for Medicaid but too cash-strapped to buy their own insurance.

More than 80,000 people have signed up since registration for the lottery opened in January. Only a few thousand will be chosen for the program.

"This is such a wonderful opportunity," said Ellen Pinney, director of the Oregon Health Action Campaign. "We've heard absolutely no complaints, just a lot of hope that they are the ones who will be selected."

One more time boys and girls: a desirable product or service that is free to the end user must be rationed. When government goes to provide socialized health insurance for everyone we can all enjoy the hope of winning that all important lifesaving procedure in a timely manner.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

I don't even know where to begin

Clinton Street Bike Boulevard Enhancement Project.
Artists and artist teams from the Portland metropolitan area are invited to submit qualifications for a collaborative transportation safety-based public art project with the Portland Office of Transportation - the Clinton Street Bike Boulevard Enhancement Project. The total project budget is approximately $70,000.
Project Scope
The overarching objective of this project will be let to people know that they are on a street
prioritized for use by cyclists and other non-motorized users.
Ideal Artist Candidate
Ideally, applicants should have experience with and awareness of Portland’s unique bicycle culture.
$70k on public art... to let commuters know they aren't welcome... on Clinton street... I think that my head is going to explode.
I'm very willing to subscribe to a newspaper that will do a front page story on how much Oregon spends on public art relative to the rest of the country. For more reasons why we can't open the Wapato jail/fix streets/etc visit the RACC website.