Sunday, May 31, 2009
At first glimpse, Room 10A at Davis High School seems like any other classroom.
But a closer look reveals something else. Walls are draped with Mexican maps and tapestries.
Standing before about two dozen students, teacher Jorge Herrera jots algebraic equations on a large wall monitor as he gives instruction in Spanish.
Welcome to the school's CONEVyT portal, an online program developed by the Mexican government, adopted by the Yakima School District three years ago and now gaining converts across the state.
It's not clear just how many students are here illegally, and school districts are not legally required to ask, he said.
I have blogged about the Oregon version of this where they have goals for our illegal students such as:
Improving their self-esteem, and pride for the Mexican culture
How wonderful that it has crept up to Washington. But why are we hanging foreign flags in our government buildings? (schools) It's because illegal aliens have no desire to be Americans, they are simply here for money and taxpayer funded freebies such as these education programs.
Their loyalty is not to this great country but to Mexico, which is strange because they clearly have voted with their feet as to which is the better of the two.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Starting Sunday, May 24, I'll spend a week eating wild food that I forage from sidewalks, parks, wilderness areas and yards in the city of Portland, Oregon. There will be no dumpster diving or mooching off gardens; I will be eating wild edibles only.
Normally I see this stuff, laugh and then move on but this is so representative of Portland that I had to put it out there.
In the "everyone must sacrifice" world of the commune it is very impressive that this girl is willing to give up "dumpster diving" for a whole week. We should all try to live without those creature comforts in the name of saving the planet.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Heart surgeons. Rather than hire and promote the best doctor to operate on you we should decide who cuts you open based on racial fairness.
Proffesional athletes. Who really cares about touchdowns, slam dunks and strikes. What really matters is that a team has the exact racial makeup of the city they are in.
Firefighters. I know, it's been done. But think about it, imagine yourself in that burning building or medical situation, could you really live with yourself knowing that you were saved by a firefighter who passed a test proving that they were qualified?
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
A judge who believes that our rights come from God, not from the bench, will be a good judge.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
In this occasional series starting today, The Daily Astorian examines the North Coast's growing Hispanic population and its presence in local communities.
At 18, Mari Valencia left her job at a chocolate factory near Mexico City and came to Astoria to finish her education, improve her job prospects and become more independent.
"People come to the U.S. if they're having a hard time making a living in Mexico," she said, through an interpreter.
Norma Hernandez, director of the Lower Columbia Hispanic Council, said most Hispanic people came to the North Coast for financial reasons.
Their biggest problem is the inability to go back and forth to Mexico. They miss family back home.
"Going back is easy. Getting back in to the U.S. is not," the interpreter conveyed.
"Why is it hard to get back in" asked the reporter... oh wait, nevermind.
Fidel Hernandez and his wife came to Astoria from Puebla, Mexico, 15 years ago. Speaking through an interpreter, Hernandez said he's stayed in Astoria the entire time because he likes living here.
He's been here 15 years and doesn't speak English. But he does love America right?
And when asked what keeps him here, the reserved man said, "I have a lot of dreams. But mostly, money."
Nope, just greedy.
Some said they see the election of President Barack Obama as a sign that the political climate has changed, and there is hope for immigration reform.
I can't believe this puff piece. A bunch of illegal aliens get portrayed as representative of the Hispanic people and pretty much all confirm that they are here because they are greedy. The Daily Astorian doesn't have any follow up questions regarding being here illegaly or ask any Astorian who is unemployed what they think about Mexicans taking their jobs.
That the paper tries to portray a man who left his wife and three children abandoned in another country as somehow a good guy demonstrates how sick these liberals are.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
The Agricultural Job Opportunities, Benefits and Security Act (AgJOBS) would reform the broken H-2A seasonal worker program, provide farmers with the stable, legal workforce they deserve, and offer a pathway to citizenship for hard-working, law-abiding immigrants already employed on American farms.
Let me check my liberal translation dictionary since actual hard working and law-abiding immigrants don't need a pathway to citizenship...
Hard-working, law-abiding immigrants noun criminal aliens who are currently breaking our immigration laws, labor laws and ID laws. They have a tendency to use your SSN to gain unlawful employment and may be raping coworkers in a Wendy's bathroom.
The AgJOBS bill is a two-part bill. The first part would create a five-year pilot program to identify undocumented agricultural workers and legalize the immigration status for those who have been working in the United States for the past two years or more. The second part would reform the H-2A visa system to provide farmers and growers with a legal path to bring guest workers to the United States to harvest their crops.
Whew, thank goodness that with illegal labor we can keep our farming in the 19th century with no mechanization. Imagine the engineers and machinists who would be employed with that more efficient form of crop picking.
It is clear that the tactic for amnesty is to do the death by 1 million cuts. Although in this case it's more like 20 million.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley say they were acting to preserve states' rights when they voted in favor of an amendment allowing loaded guns in national parks and wildlife refuges.
Merkley spokeswoman Julie Edwards says Oregon law already allows qualified gun owners to carry firearms within state parks.
Under current federal policy, she adds, a gun owner could violate federal law by passing from state to federal land.
I'm always willing to point out when politicians that I normally don't agree with do the right thing. There is no reason to ban firearms in these parks and it should offend everyone that our federal government would try to infringe upon people's natural right to keep and bear arms by restricting where they can carry.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Evanivaldo Alejo Sebastian, 29, is set to be arraigned today in Clackamas County Circuit Court on charges of first-degree rape and third-degree sexual abuse. He is being held in the Clackamas County Jail on $257,500 bail.
Detective Jim Strovink, Clackamas County sheriff's spokesman, said a 19-year-old woman called to tell police she had been raped in the bathroom of a fast-food restaurant where she and Alejo Sebastian worked.
He is not being held on bail as the Oregonian reports here. According to the Clackamas County Jail:
ORS.000.003 - IMMIGRATION HOLD no bail
But frankly I don't know how we could arrest this guy without first consulting with CAUSA to find out if we are "splitting up a family" by taking him into custody.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
This morning when I was listening to Weekend Edition on NPR (yes, I'm a Bobo in Paradise) a story came on about Michelle Obama. Of course I immediately stopped in my tracks to listen because the First Lady is my idol.
I think Mrs. Obama's outfits are almost always perfect and I love that she mixes designer pieces with items from J. Crew and White House Black Market. Others - specifically designer Oscar de la Renta - have problems with her choices.
An entire post about various names who I can only assume are fashion designers who make $540 sneakers. They can say what they want about the Republican party but clearly the Democrats have become like teenage girls at a Backstreet Boys concert. It's kind of funny.
Thursday, May 07, 2009
In Lake Oswego School District, the superintendent’s initial recommendations for the 2009-10 school year include “raising fees, reducing pool hours and closing for extended time frames” in an effort to reduce the pool operating deficit by 50 percent.
Apart from a safety issue, integrating swimming back into the curriculum is a selling point at a time when our district seeks to attract tuition paying students. Lake Oswego School District has a pool; West Linn, Riverdale, Jesuit, Oregon Episcopal, Catlin Gabel, Our Lady of the Lake, and Touchstone do not.
This is another case where I wonder who is advising these people on public relations. Crying poor because you have to reduce taxpayer funded pool hours is not going to garner you much sympathy in my book.
Parents can feel free to take their kids to the YMCA, public pool or a river or lake. In a lot of districts around the state parents seem to think that it's the schools job to feed their kids (even during summer and spring break) but in Lake Oswego they think the schools should teach their kids how to swim.
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Advertising & Subscriptions: 3.6%
(The government also advertises in the rag but I won't nitpick)
Government support: 17%
The rest is from foundations and individual donors. It's like PBS for bums.
But I'm very excited about the May issue because it's almost entirely about illegal alien job thieves. I know what you are thinking: "surely the homeless were enthused at the prospect of work at Fresh Del Monte once the illegal aliens were gone?" Sorry fellow Oregon taxpayers, they apparently would prefer to panhandle while you continue to subsidize their newspaper.
I could quote the articles at length here but it really is worth a read yourself. The one paragraph I will quote:
During the presidential campaign, Latinos declared, “Today we march, tomorrow we vote,” says Francisco Lopez, Director of Oregon’s Immigrant Rights Coalition CAUSA. “We voted. We are sending him [Obama] the invoice.” Last November, two-thirds of the record-setting 10 million voting Latinos cast a ballot for Barack Obama, who committed to pass comprehensive immigration if elected.
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Monday, May 04, 2009
You are invited to a free event featuring a multi-agency panel discussion that will focus on diversity and generational issues in the workplace.
This panel discussion will include eight panelists from seven agencies that represent various generations, as well as a wide range of careers and experiences within today’s workforce.
Sponsored and hosted by the DAS Diversity Council
They need your money so they can keep holding these diversity conferences. Can you imagine how awful Oregon would be if we didn't have a Department of Administrative Services Diversity Council?
"We want them to know that we're all American, we're all human and we all have rights. We're not just here to 'take over' as some people might say, You know, we're here because its the world and the world belongs to all of us."
The irony is that this demonstration wouldn't be possible in Mexico because their constition says that immigrants and foreign visitors are banned from public political discourse.
Now that is Mexico's business for sure. But the immigration policy of the United States is our business and the illegal aliens and their "you owe us" mentality should go be citizens of the world somewhere else.