Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Don't gamble, send the money to Mexico

Lane County Problem Gambling Advisory Committee (PGAC)
Spanish PSAs:
Julie reported on public service announcements that were developed for the Spanish-speaking
population. Emergence providers and Latino providers task group chair Janese Olalde volunteered their time to record two spots:

o Women friends: Woman shares her husband’s problem with gambling;

o Father & child; child asks her father about why he didn’t come to her soccer match.

$2,000 in Spanish-speaking spots were purchased; the ads are airing on La “X” (Channel 660 AM) through mid-July.

One of these days I'm going to make a list of government acronyms and PGAC will be near the top. It just rolls off the tongue doesn't it?

The important thing here is that a government agency is taking our tax dollars and using them to try to convince someone to change their personal behavior. And of course they are doing all this in a foreign language.

In completely unrelated to spending priority news Lane County is very excited that "instead of releasing 13 people per day from the jail, that number will be cut to 10 per day."

How many government acronyms that spend tax dollars on illegal aliens would it take to reduce that number to zero?

Good monologue with great quotes

Glenn Beck had a great monoluge on his radio/tv show yesterday. A lot of the Obama quotes have been heard before but it's interesting to have them all strung together this way.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

How dare we expect you to do your job

Two possible solutions: Go find a job where you can actually perform your duties or don't pass so many complicated laws.

I know that your congressscum feel so important when you are "doing things" but has anyone considered that we don't need hundreds of new laws each year? That we don't need you spending money on anything and everything. That maybe we can live our lives just fine without you meddling?

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The global warming is coming

New MPG ratings
EPA has changed the way it estimates MPG.

Starting in model year 2008, estimates reflect the effects of:
-Faster Speeds & Acceleration
-Air Conditioner Use
-Colder Outside Temperatures

This is one of those times when you have to screenshot the webpage because at some point someone will realize what they've done and take it down. The bottom line is that you get fewer miles per gallon due to colder temperatures and we need to raise your miles per gallon to stop global warming. It's a vicious cycle.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Marijuana Hwy: not just a nickname

The Oregon chapter of the "National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws" (pot heads for short) have actually adopted a section of Hwy 26.
From their website:
"What a nice change of pace to have cannabis consumers volunteering to clean up the highway, instead of being forced to do so in an orange jumpsuit by the county sheriff!"
I'm not sure what to say to that. It remains to be seen whether or not this stretch of road will be kept cleaner than ones adopted by other groups. Stoners just aren't known for their work ethic.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Conspiracy theory

I got my notice that PGE is putting in my new "Smart meter" which will allow the company to DO ALL KINDS OF WONDERFUL THINGS oh and by the way regulate or just flat out shut off my power remotely.

It was then that I thought about the fact that the government owns GM. GM uses Onstar. Onstar is a program that can track and even SHUT OFF YOUR CAR REMOTELY.

Well what if to SAVE THE PLANET we needed to be told to only use our electricity and cars every other day of the week?

Monday, July 20, 2009

The stimulus is working

Oregon Arts Commission awards more than $300,000 to arts organizations
The Oregon Arts Commission has awarded arts stimulus grants totaling $306,700 to 16 Oregon arts organizations. The stimulus grants were funded in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the stimulus) and provided to the Arts Commission by the National Endowment for the Arts.

These one-time grants will retain up to 19 jobs, providing critical aid not only to arts organizations but strengthening the Oregon economy as a whole.

I'm sure that all the laid off construction workers are pleased as heck that the Executive Director of the Oregon East Symphony gets to keep his job.

Maybe they could go enjoy the Lord Leebrick Theater company "which produces five plays each year in downtown Eugene" and got $22,500 of our tax dollars.

The really sick part is that the Oregon Arts Commission is actually PROUD of taking people's money at the point of a gun and spending it on the symphony.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Dang hippies

New state law will allow farmers to grow hemp
Oregon is about to become the first Western state to permit its farmers to grow industrial hemp.
But there are a couple problems to be confronted before Oregon becomes a Hemptopia by the Pacific: It’s still an illegal crop, according to the federal government.

Local enthusiasm for hemp’s possibilities was also evident at a three-day Emerald Empire Hempfest, featuring music, speakers and other entertainment, that wrapped up Sunday at Eugene’s Washington-Jefferson Park.

Are these the same hippies who don't think we should cut down trees to build houses? Isn't it weird how they realize that you can indeed take a grown product, harvest it for use and then by replanting continue to have a supply.

If only these people would chain themselves to poor marijuana plants about to be harvested because by their logic if you keep cutting down the pot plants eventually you will run out completely.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

How's it feel CAUSA?

Deportations from US on the rise
As President Barack Obama tries to rally support in the US Congress to revive comprehensive immigration reform this year, his government is removing the United States’ unauthorized population at a gathering pace.

ICE’s Flight Operations Unit, carrying out a policy begun under former President George W. Bush, has moved an average of 4,200 unauthorized migrants a week this year, up from 3,700 last year.

"I don’t think I’ll go back again, it’s’ too hard," said Alvarado, who had spent thousands of dollars trying to reach the US,and had been twice deported.

But Galicia, who had left his job, wife and a 21-month-old son back in Arizona, had other ideas.

"There’s no work" in Guatemala, he said. "As soon as I get there, I’ll be heading back."

Good luck felons, you get deported and come back and I don't see any amnesty in your future.

And I know that the crack reporters aren't really into asking "questions" of illegal aliens but when someone tells you they LEFT THEIR JOB in Guatemala and is going to break our laws again because "there is no work" in his country it leaves me wondering.

I guess the important thing is that he is abandoning his child.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Oregonians for Immigration Reform: Join and make a difference

Portland police arrest three in TriMet ticket forgery scheme
...during the past several months, thousands of phony tickets have been pushed into fare boxes and pulled from people's pockets on train and bus lines throughout the Portland metro area.

A months-long investigation resulted in its first arrests Tuesday evening as Portland police served search warrants on two cars and two homes, where police confiscated about 35,700 tickets with an estimated value of more than $109,000.

Officers arrested Jaime Caamal Balam, 27, of Northeast Portland; a man who identified himself as Gabriel Bedolla Medina, 30; and a woman identified as Maria Izquierdo, 23. They face counts of forgery, Silva said, among other charges being considered.

Based on fingerprint identification, police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents think the man who claimed to be Bedolla Medina is actually someone else -- a convicted felon who was deported and has re-entered the country illegally.

From OFIR:

Think of the irony here. The Portland City Council has set up a day labor site where illegal aliens use phony ID’s, Stolen Social Security numbers and Matricular Consular cards to steal jobs from American citizens. No problem. Yet when illegal aliens use counterfeit TriMet passes they get arrested!

One would have to guess that to the City Council it is alright to cheat average citizens out of their jobs but don’t you dare cheat the government out of their money.

Daniel says: "Some fraud is more equal than other fraud."

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Racism by any other name would stick as much

DHS: Spending our tax dollars on racial/gender quotas!

Accomplishments, 2007 2009 Biennium
We are committed to continuing our leadership role in Oregon state government in the recruitment, hiring and retention of a diverse workforce. In our department, as of June 30, 2008, women represented 73.9% of our workforce; people of color represented 17.7%; and people with disabilities who have voluntarily self-identified represented 5.0% of the over-all
workforce. Women represented 68.9% of all employees at salary range 24 and above.

di·verse adj composed of distinct or unlike elements or qualities

But DHS-speak says that "diverse" means "women and minorities." A room comprised of 100% lesbians of color would qualify as "diverse" in their world.

The DHS client population continues to be more culturally diverse. This trend toward a multi cultural client population will continue as immigration from around the globe continues.

No kidding, I thought that people didn't come here for welfare.

Corrective Action Strategies
A. Upper and Middle management:
This category should increase by 5 people of color.

C. Technicians:
This category should increase by 3 people of color.

G. Skilled craft:
This category should increase by 4 women, 1 person of color and 1 person
with a disability.

Can you imagine being that "1 personwith a disability" who gets hired/promoted to fill this quota? How does the job interview go?

Applicant: So as you can see on my resume I have experience in the area of...

Interviewer: (interrupting) Yes, yes, but are you disabled?

And for the record: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin... but white males don't count.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Wu townhall

From the previously mentioned David Wu townhall. He doesn't read the "revolutionary" bill that will change this countries energy policy but his concience allows him to vote yes.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Public Service Announcement

The recall of Sam Adams begins tomorrow. Find out how to help HERE.

We will file the recall paperwork on July 7 at 9:30 a.m. at Portland City Hall. Once the city auditor's office approves our paperwork, we will be allowed to start collecting signatures. The campaign will host training events on July 9, 10, 11 and 12 to train signature collectors and distribute recall petitions.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

July 4th

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Welcome to Sherwood

David Wu hosted a town hall at the Sherwood Police station tonight. He did not have a supportive audience. But I have good news: he's not for amnesty... he's just for allowing people who came here illegaly to become citizens.

I was an early call-on to ask a question and when I began on the amnesty issue one of Wu's approximately four supporters starting screaming at me about how "I won't work in the fields." And I mean screaming.

It was the only time the Mayor had to step in to tell people they would be asked to leave if they were disruptive.

It was downhill from there: "Why didn't you read the cap and trade bill?" "We don't want government taking over health care." We are sick of your spending and sick of your taxes."

Video to follow...