Friday, February 27, 2009
Two men accused of hiring on as hit men for a jealous husband and drug dealer will have to stand trial after the Oregon Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling.
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that police were justified in making the arrests based partly on a vague description of the suspects.
The man accused of hiring them, Joel Sanchez-Jacobo, was convicted last year of aggravated murder for soliciting the killing of Rodolfo Romero-Lopez and of murder in the slaying of Alejandro Sanchez-Hernandez.
Prosecutors said Sanchez-Jacobo, 31, a Mexican citizen, considered the slain men rival drug dealers who were interested in his wife.
Nothing to see here folks. Pay no attention to the horrible violence in Mexico that seems to be spreading north. Please go back to watching American Idol and ignoring the looming danger.
NOTE: Please ignore all 1,652 news articles from today regarding the Mexican violence.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
After federal agents raided Yamato Engine Specialists Ltd. and detained 28 employees Tuesday, Feb. 24, company officials expressed dismay about how U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers handled the matter.
Most of the workers detained were taken off in handcuffs, Dhanani said, except for three women who apparently were processed and released because they had children in local schools or daycare centers.
Makalai said the range of wages for Yamato's production workers begins at $9 and can be as high as $25 to $30 for the most skilled.
"Because these are skilled jobs, there are only limited people that can do some of these jobs," Dhanani said.
As with all the illegal aliens stories there are so many angles here. The ICE spokeswoman talked about how the criminal aliens had fake social security cards, maybe they are using your number?
The employer cried that they do their best to hire legal workers... but they don't use E-Verify. (the program that will not be reauthorized under this congress unless you call call call)
And of course the boys at CAUSA cried that these raids "victimize the very people that helped to bring change to the White House and elect President Obama."
But the angle to focus on this time is not the identity theft, the employer who does the wink and nod or the illegal alien support group that thinks ineligible voters should bring change to our country. The thing that stuck out for me was the $30/hour skilled jobs that were being filled by people who can't legally work. Jobs that Americans would love to do right about now.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
"This credit is especially important to low-income families because it's refundable," said Shannon Ball, Oregon Department of Revenue's WFC coordinator.
A refundable credit means that if the credit is more than the tax you owe, the state will pay you the difference."
A family that qualifies for the credit could get some money back from the state even if they don't owe taxes," Ball said.
I get so tired of trying to convince people that it is possible to have a negative tax liability, that some people not only don't pay any taxes but instead get money sent to them when they file their taxes.
However you don't get money "back" because you didn't pay it in the first place and you don't get it "from the state" you get it from your neighbors.
The state Senate on Monday passed House Bill 2365, banning the manufacture, sale and distribution of toylike or “novelty” lighters in Oregon.
The Senate vote came just 19 days after the unanimous vote from the House of Representatives. Gov. Ted Kulongoski is expected to sign the bill soon.
Frankly I question whether Oregonians should be able to have lighters or even access to fire at all. Maybe a government employee could come to my house and say "stove... HOT" over and over to me.
The innovative idea that people could govern themselves through a constitutional republic has turned into the reality of our "representatives" passing an endless amount of laws that are akin to parents dressing their kids with bubble wrap.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Listening to Allen Alley on the Lars Larson show today brought back horrifying memories of Jason Atkinson four years ago. (Alley must not have heard it, maybe he's like Mannix: "not a regular listener")
A majority of Oregonians are dumb enough to think that if only we can surrender enough of our freedom and money to goverment we can save the planet from global warming. I get that. A serious candidate can't say "it's mother nature stupid" and get elected here.
But I can't vote for a primary candidate who also wants to help illegal aliens "earn" citizenship because certain industries enjoy the cheap criminal labor.
Oregonians do not support giving welfare, housing and non-emergency medical care to criminals aliens who shouldn't even be here. Oregonians are tired of having to compete with an underground labor force. Oregonians are tired of pressing 1 for English and paying state employees to coddle criminals.
And Daniel is tired of Republican candidates who don't get that.
Monday, February 16, 2009
On Wednesday, February 18th, members of the Columbia County Latino community and their allies will join together for a community walk, entitled Procession for Respect and Dignity.
The walk is organized by the new group Latinos Unidos para un Futuro Mejor (LUFM, or Latinos United for a Better Future), and is a public demonstration of the faces of Columbia County's Latino Community that has been under attack for the last eighteen months by ballot measures 5-190 and 5-191. The Procession for Respect and Dignity will bring our neighbors and ourselves out of the shadows and show honest, responsible community members that work hard to support families and contribute to the local economy.
A racial group is going to march around and demand that illegal aliens be treated with respect. And it's insulting that "Latino groups" keep insinuating that illegal aliens and Hispanics are one and the same.
Racial groups don't need to unite, Hispanics don't need to come out of the shadows and illegal aliens don't deserve respect. There is no dignity in illegal work.
With cuts looming in social services and not enough money for health care, lawmakers in Salem are eyeing the frosty winter ale in Keith McCowan's pint as a possible revenue godsend.
Never before, it seems, has the climate been so ripe to raise taxes on sin. Democrats command supermajorities in both chambers, which means they can increase taxes without Republican votes.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: government has one source of revenue and that is us. They can "look" for another "leg on the stool" but it's just coming out of a different pocket in your pants.
But the Oregonian makes it sound like this is our benevolent legislators who are just trying to provide health care for the needy going up against evil lobbyists for the beer industry. At least we get a wonderful preview of things to come by looking at the Oregon Health Plan. The money pit that can never be filled.
Friday, February 13, 2009
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Illegal immigrant students could get state financial aid for college under a bill being considered by Washington state lawmakers.
The measure would expand current law to allow illegal immigrant students to be eligible for a state need grant program, which provided around $182 million in financial aid for 72,000 students in 2008.
As the circular argument goes: illegal aliens only do the jobs that Americans won't do. It seems that some of those jobs require a college education.
But the real problem is this: illegal aliens and their supporters in the Washington legislature want the taxpayers to fund job training for people WHO ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE A JOB!
All of this is done to normalize illegal behavior and in anticipation of amnesty, that is the one we must stop. We did it before and we will do it again.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
OFF is committed to continuing Maxwell's defense. We are shocked and disgusted by the treatment he received by the staff and the students of WOU.
We ask your continued support of our legal battle for Jeff Maxwell. We promised Jeff what he promised the men he served with. We will not leave him behind.
My position: our right to keep and bear arms is absolute. No one EVER should have to answer to "why do you need [fill in the blank]" when it comes to our rights. That holds for owning/possessing firearms just like it does for free speech and free excercise of religion.
And to the "only the government or people with training" should have guns:
1) that is a recipie for tyranny
2) please watch the second video
"I'm the only one in this room proffessional enough, that I know of, to carry this Glock .40"
There is dignity in all work. There is nothing shameful about working at McDonald's. However it is shameful to think that the President of the United States should force your employer to give you something extra without you doing anything for it.
There is shame in begging the leader of the free world for benefits. There is shame in claiming that you "can't find something better" and assuming that you will never move up without someone giving you a handout.
What is it, in a few words, that all Republicans believe? We believe - along with millions of Democrats and Independents - that a government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.
Monday, February 09, 2009
You have to watch until the end so you can see one of these losers get arrested. And for the record, the mall is private property. They don't have to put up with this nonsense.
Saturday, February 07, 2009
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Rapid REPAT is a program that deports illegal aliens serving time in prison. The criminal alien who is convicted of a non-violent offense may have his sentence reduced for the purposes of deportation on the condition that if they come back to the United States they will serve a much much much longer sentence.
Let's stop giving three hots and a cot to these people, send them back where they came from.
By the way, if you want to have you socks knocked off here the Current inmates with ICE detainers As of December 1, 2008. Keep in mind that the list is just people in the prison system, it does not include those in county jails.