Friday, October 31, 2008
Barack Obama's aunt, a Kenyan woman who has been quietly living in public housing in Boston, is in the United States illegally after an immigration judge rejected her request for asylum four years ago, The Associated Press has learned.
It was not immediately clear how Onyango might have qualified for public housing with a standing deportation order.
Please please please, let this open a discussion on illegal immigration and amnesty in the presidential election. Deport her tomorrow so that Obama can come out strong for blanket amnesty and defend taxpayer services for illegals.
Barack Obama did not know a relative was living in the United States illegally for the past nearly four years prior to today's Associated Press report, "but obviously believes that any and all appropriate laws be followed," the campaign said Saturday in a statement.
All "appropriate" laws should be followed. I guess that the inappropriate ones can be ignored.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
For a long time I've thought that if you wanted to do something positive for taxpayers, gun owners, property owners, unborn babies and children the best thing you could do in Oregon was weaken the unions. Kari Chisholm (who hates black people, I keep saying it so it must be true) really proved my point:
You can't be a progressive unless you're pro-labor
The good folks of organized labor are the only people putting substantial and sustained resources into fighting for progressive policies.
If we didn't have organized labor fighting for progressive policies and Democratic candidates, we'd have lost the battle long, long ago.
But to point out that unions are not always self serving, Chisholm does note that unions actively work to elect people who will screw them:
If we get universal health care in this country, it's highly likely that individual union members will pay more and get less than they get under their current negotiated contracts.
And yet, everywhere you turn, it's organized labor that's leading the grassroots fight for universal health care.
Keep that in mind when you vote on your ballot measures that deal with unions and the public money they use to campaign for socialism.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Voz Hispana's Political Action Committee will host a voter assistance forum to help individuals registered to vote to fill out their voter's ballot.
The event will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the PCUN office, 300 Young St. For information, call (503) 935-9204.
From the voter pamphlet: (page 12)
You have the right to ask for help from elections staff or from a friend or family member. There are some people who cannot help you vote, for example, your boss or a union officer from your job.
PCUN is a union hall. A union for illegal aliens. I can see the legal argument now: "He's not really my union officer because I'm not legally able to work, now give me my ballot."
Please see post below for part one of this travesty.
Individual's needing help filling out their voter's ballot are invited to a voter assistance forum in Salem on Thursday.
The event, sponsored by Voz Hispana's Political Action Committee, will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Miguel's Sports Bar & Mexican Restaurant, 1410 Lancaster Drive NE.
This is the English version of the article, a Spanish version is also up on their website. I'm not sure which one appeared in the print version of the paper.
VOZ is the group that helped put up the illegal alien day labor site in Portland. VOZ puts up pictures of their "workers" on their website where you can't see anyone's face. (PCUN does this as well)
There are two people that I would like to see attend this event: someone with a video camera and a Republican party official who insists that amensty will result in more Republican votes.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
October Meetings and Events
Ready, Set, Go: Kindergarten readiness class
Presented in English & Spanish for children who will enter kindergarten in North Clackamas in the fall 2009 ...
This class (in Spanish) is for parents of youths age 10 to 14 who want to help kids avoid drug & alcohol abuse. Child care is provided.
Child care is provided.
This free adult class is for beginning English learners. Child care provided.
By "free" they mean "that schmuck Daniel who goes to work every day is paying for it."
These are the first few items on the calendar. There is even an event that is listed in Spanish only. If I was a space alien who just landed and looked at this calendar I would think that the public schools in Clackamas existed only to provide child care to Spanish speakers.
Police today said 38 officers responded Saturday to a birthday party that turned into a riot, in what Gresham police are saying is the city's largest melee in almost 20 years.
The riot stemmed from a Quinceanera, a celebration for a Latina turning 15. Police said more than 100 people attended the party, and many appeared intoxicated.
The event was held at GSI Community Center, 1493 N.E. Cleveland Ave., where police have been called 20 times in the past 18 months. Officers said they have been assaulted there six times.
The news report last night absolutely refused to mention that this is a Mexican cultural thing. The online text version of that newscast can be seen here. Sounds like this was just a cultural misunderstanding and the officers who responded, and where assaulted for their trouble, should probably get some diversity training.
Monday, October 20, 2008
This coming from the party that overwhelmingly suppports amnesty? That's what I love about election time, democrats actually have to pretend to care about supporting gun rights, punishing criminals and opposing illegal aliens. They are lying through their teeth but at least it shows us that they know where Americans stand on these issues.
Friday, October 17, 2008
With a shrinking budget, Lane Transit District is facing route cuts at its busiest time
Lane Transit District has proposed a plan to cut its total services by 15 percent, a move that could eliminate 13 routes, raise fares and affect thousands of University staff and students.
The cuts come at a time when more people are using LTD services than ever before, Eyster said. The LTD Board will vote on the proposed changes in November.
This is a perfect example of government running things. Offer up a service that is not paid for by the end user, run short of money, make life difficult for those people who chose to become dependent on government.
Depending on government for your transportation is a bad idea, depending on government for your health care could be fatal.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Addictions & Mental Health
Rebecca A. Sweetland, Cultural Diversity Manager
Oregon State Hospital, Salem, OR; 503- 945-2806
Children, Adult and Family Services:
Gloria M. Anderson, Cultural Competency/Confidentiality Coordinator
HSB, Salem, OR 503-945-5700
Asian/Pacific Islander Employee Representative:
May Martin, GAO
HSB, Salem, OR; 503-947-8312
Black Employee Resource Group Representative:
Michael Cartwright, HS/OIT
Bittern St., Salem, OR; 503-945-5486
Hispanic Employee Representative:
Oscar Herrera, District 3, Supervisor
Woodburn, OR; 503-373-1200x389
Sexual Minorities Employee Representative
Kym Lamb, Operations Manager, District 16
Tigard, OR; 503-670-9711x280
Straight White Male Employee Representative
Ha, just kidding
Native American/Indian Employee Representative
Caroline Cruz, OMHAS
HSB, Salem, OR; 503-945-6190
Diversity Council Leadership:
Marita Baragli, OHR (Chair)
HSB, Salem, OR; 503-947-5287
I'm almost positive that we can fire the lady who is the Cultural Diversity Manager for the addicts and they won't notice. Imagine the conversation:
"Hey Jeff, let's not stick needles filled with meth into our veins anymore."
"Sorry Fred, without proper cultural competency training from the state of Oregon I'm just not interested in staying clean and sober"
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
It never ceases to amaze me how much liberals want to coddle criminals.
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Both Representatives Peter Buckley and Ben Cannon will be in attendence according to the advertisement for the show.
And what a show it will be. When last years "winner" was described as "a very well-groomed bud with a pleasant aroma, not too rough on the lungs, and great taste and potency" and the addition this year of hemp-based wedding dresses, this is THE place to rub elbows with the upper crust of society.
And just in case you thought elected officials would be the only folks showing support for smoking narcotics fear not, taxpayer funded DHS will be there and has gone in the past (.mp3) to give talks on the "rules" about marijuana.
And of course last year "[a]ttorneys in attendance earned 4 CLE credits from the Oregon State Bar for their participation."
Way to go Oregon.
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
I was wrong about amnesty, since the slowdown of the economy I have recognized that importing cheap labor hurts the American worker and exporting millions of dollars to Mexico hurts local business.
The second amendment has nothing to do with hunting, it has to do with keeping all potentially tyrannical governments in check and personal defense.
I support a woman's righ to choose... where to send her children to school under a voucher system.
I don't lower taxes because they help stimulate the economy, that's just a pleasant side effect. I support lower taxes because it is morally wrong to take 50% of someone's hard earned money no matter how much they make. Economic freedom means not having the fruits of your labor go to needle exchange programs which my opponent supports.
Saturday, October 04, 2008
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Of the loans made to Latinos in 2005 and 2006, 1 in 12 will end in foreclosure.
In 2008 we expect to see approximately 20,000 foreclosures a week.
Foreclosure rates have not yet peaked in Hispanic communities.
So who made these statements? It was La Raza at their A Stronger America Together: Advocating for Latino Families event. But with all the business sense of the average socialist this same group insists on pushing these mortgages anyways and strives for a "Fair Housing System that Works for Latinos."
The whole "borrow money and then pay it back" system seemed to be working just fine to me.
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
This video was taken down for a period but is now back. In other censorship related news: the Obama camp is sending lawyers after radio and tv stations that air NRA ads. They threaten their FCC license. I guess in Obama's world the government can prohibit certain speech.