Monday, December 27, 2010
Oregon drivers may get an unpleasant shock when they pull up to the pump in the new year.
Drivers there are already paying an average of $3.06 per gallon, but in the new year the state Department of Transportation is hiking the gas tax by 6 cents. That will bring the state tax to 30 cents per gallon.
Taxpayers in the rest of the nation, however, can breathe a sign of relief. Oregon's gas tax increase is one of the few hikes taking place on Jan. 1.
"New governors ran on platforms of not increasing taxes," said Brian Sigritz, director of state fiscal studies for the National Association of State Budget Officers.
Our governor ran on a "the government needs your money more than you do" platform and won. Such is the climate in Oregon where an acronym agencies budget is more important than a family budget.
We live in a state where the politicians tax health care to make it more affordable. A state where they want the leftover money from your unused Christmas gift cards. A state that is addicted to gambling and tobacco money.
A state where the inmates are running the asylum.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
21-year-old Hector Lopez–the Portland college student who was deported to Mexico in late August–has passed his “credible fear” interview for asylum and is processing parole papers for his imminent release from a migrant processing center in Florence, AZ.
“He’s coming home,” said immigrant advocate Ralph Isenberg from Dallas, who has been working closely with the Lopez family and attorneys. “There’s nothing more I can say right now,” he said, obviously overwhelmed with emotion. The phone call from Isenberg came at about 1:50 p.m. CST.
It never ceases to amaze me how our politicians will say "we need to pass this bill or the puppy dies" but when the bill fails we see the exact opposite happen. Without amnesty the illegal aliens will only get... de facto amnesty.
See another story on this here
Saturday, December 18, 2010
An immigration bill that would blaze a trail to legal status for hundreds of thousands of undocumented students went down in flames in the Senate on Saturday, delivering a critical blow to Democrats and Hispanic activists.
"Now, the next Congress can start to put unemployed Americans back to work by eliminating the ability for illegal aliens to hold jobs and by reducing the number of unnecessary permanent foreign workers we currently bring in legally every month," said Roy Beck, president and founder of NumbersUSA.
That's all folks. The amnesty pushers can't pass a bill to benefit the most "sympathetic" illegal aliens out of the whole bunch.
Marching in the street waving Mexican flags didn't work and now pretending that criminal aliens are all just a bunch of innocent kids who love community service didn't work.
We don't want amnesty, we want illegal aliens to go home!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Oregon unemployment up to 10.6%
Oregon Business Journal
Both headlines are true. This is why we need to keep government out of the media, when you can control the message you can sway public opinion.
Tell the FCC to keep it's filthy hands off the internet:
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
The House of Representatives has just voted to pass the DREAM Act amnesty bill.
Some animals are more equal than others. At some point us lesser animals are going to realize that we are suckers for following the ridiculous rules that our government sets for us.
No one will be more interested in the outcome of a U.S. Senate vote today than a 20-year-old man who grew up in Milwaukie but discovered he was neither a citizen nor a legal resident when federal authorities arrested him in August and deported him to Mexico.
Lopez would be among about 2 million children and young adults eligible for citizenship under the bill. Opponents, led by Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, say the act would be in effect amnesty and would attract more undocumented immigration.
You know who might be more interested in the outcome of the U.S. Senate vote? Any one of the millions of unemployed American citizens who are tired of competing with illegal labor!
The media will continue to look long and hard for the most sympathetic case to push amnesty but these examples are the exception and not the rule. For every tear jerker honor roll student that the Oregonian can find I can produce a drug dealing rapist.
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Thursday, December 02, 2010
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has pushed four different versions of the controversial immigration bill known as the DREAM Act without a hearing on any of them, drawing outrage from the top Republican on the committee that would have handled the package.
The new version also made illegal immigrants who had committed marriage or voter fraud ineligible, the source said, though those responsible for other infractions like document fraud could still apply.
What's a little document fraud amongst friends? The outgoing politicians want to reward those who break our laws. At some point the rest of us are going to decide that we get to pick and choose as well.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
All in all, the campaign of the Kennedys and the gilded-pitchfork waving mob of limousine liberals they lead against Cape Wind has been one of the greatest episodes of hypocrisy in modern memory. On Capitol Hill and in the auditoriums of universities, the talk of this crowd has been all green energy, all the time. But when they found out that the green energy they so love to preach to you and me might affect their views or endanger their next drunken yachting regatta, suddenly it had to be stopped.
So now the Kennedy Clan has discovered a horrible secret about green energy –it turns out it costs more than regular energy! Yes, millionaire Ted Jr. put on his best Ralph Nader impression in the frightening Halloween eve opinion piece and laid out a very rational argument against the poor people of Massachusetts having to pay higher utility rates just to support feel-good green energy.
“Cape Wind is a fiscal boondoggle — not a green-energy marvel,” Ted Jr. proclaimed.
Well, Shazam! Cape Wind isn’t even started yet and it’s already powering a tiny little light bulb over Ted’s head. If it never does anything else, the world will owe Cape Wind an eternal debt for this ultimate green energy marvel: it has taught economics to an environmentalist!Go read the whole column then consider how we can translate this success to other liberal positions such as forcing the elites to send their kids to public schools.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Stop. I'm already confused. Portland is just "lighting" some tree for no reason? Who is this headline writer?
Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, who is a naturlized U.S. citizen from Somalia and from Corvallis was arrested tonight on charges of attemping to using explosives in connection with a plot to detonate a vehicle bomb at Portland's annual Christmas Tree Lighting.
Mohamud was arrested by the FBI and Portland Police Bureau around 5:40 p.m this eveining after he attempted to detonate what was believed to be an explosive full van that was parked near the tree lighting ceremony in Pioneer Courthouse Square.
[From the federal affidavit]
According to the affidavit, Mohamud responded that he was looking for a “huge mass that will . . . be attacked in their own element with their families celebrating the holidays.” Further discussing the attack, Mohamud allegedly stated, “…it’s in Oregon; and Oregon like you know, nobody ever thinks about it.”
So during the Christmas season where Christians everywhere are donating food to the hungry, ringing bells for the poor and giving blankets to the homeless the Religion of Peace is trying to blow people up.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Get the federal government out of it. Would a TSA agent would be fired if a bomb makes it onto a plane? No. Will the TSA be sued for financial damages if a plane goes down? No.
I don't believe that the federal government has the right to search your person at will or as a precondition to using a private service but a private company certainly has the right to set conditions for use of their product or service.
My ideal solution would be to allow true market forces work and let each airline be in charge of screening their own passengers.
If you think that Southwest Airlines is too intrusive then fly Delta. If you think that security at Delta is too lax then fly Southwest.
The individual airlines have the greatest interest in protecting their passengers and their planes and would therefore do the best job of protecting them.
No airline would want to be the carrier that allowed a terrorist on board and no airline would want to be the carrier that made a bladder cancer survivor wet himself.
We don't need affirmative action government hirelings touching our junk, we need private sector ingenuity to devise the best systems to keep us safe from terrorists while valuing us as customers.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
No Christmas lights. We can't be allowed to decorate when it kills polar bears.
No football games. Not just the NFL either, college and high school sports must be stopped because they generate lots of traffic going to and from stadiums. (women's basketball would still be allowed because it generates no traffic)
No movies. Our entertainment isn't worth destroying the planet. I can't even allow you to bike to the theater because the carbon footprint of the construction, production and showing of films is just too large.
No TV. Every time you turn on that carbon creating screen you melt a little bit of the polar ice caps.
If you really accept global warming, like I do, you will gladly make these sacrifices in the name of the planet.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Is there another Mayor in America that proudly appears in the same video as transvestites and a guy carrying two blow up dolls? Is there another Mayor in America that would then proudly display the video on his official website?
You can't use "equal opportunity" and "affirmative action" in the same employment ad. They are opposing ideas.
Monday, November 15, 2010
As Mayor Sam Adams prepares to bring to City Council on Thursday five proposed ordinances to stem shootings through gun-control regulations and stiffer juvenile curfews, he's expected to also announce today a gun buy-back event scheduled for the second week in December.
The mayor said on Friday he'd announce the exact date and location today. The December date, Adams said, should draw plenty of gun owners who may looking for extra shopping money for the holidays.
Ceasefire Oregon hosted 15 annual gun turn-in events since 1994, but had to discontinue the event two years ago because lack of donations. For each firearm turned in, residents receive a merchandise gift certificate.
I would like to see gun shoppers stand across the street from this event and offer the "turn in rate" +20% to buy people's guns! Let's make this a successful event!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Inmate Information for CABALLEROGUTIERREZ, NESTOR G
|ORS.163.235 - KIDNAPPING I||$250000|
|ORS.164.405 - ROBBERY II||$250000|
|ORS.164.225 - BURGLARY I||$50000|
|ORS.000.003 - IMMIGRATION HOLD||no bail|
Columbia Chairwoman Targeted In Home Invasion
An armed man who police say broke into the West Linn home of Columbia Sportswear figurehead Gert Boyle was arrested late Wednesday night.
Police say Boyle opened her garage just before 6 p.m. and found the man inside. She managed to hit the panic button on her alarm system before he tied up her hands, they say.
Jail officials say Caballero is being held on an ICE immigration hold due to questions about his immigration status.
That's the news story. The other part of the story is what this dirtbag did when not robbing an industry icon.
Creativa Advertising Agency
"Your doorway to the Hispanic market"
Caballero is listed as the contact for this ad agency on the Hispanic Metro Chamber of Commerce.
I would also like to take a moment to thank Tim and Mary Boyle for their contribution to Ducks Unlimited and the Steelman lake project on Sauvie Island. I hunt over there (as does Mr. Boyle) and their support is very much appreciated!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Monday, November 08, 2010
La Clinica de Buena Salud (The Clinic of Good Health), provides comprehensive primary care and behavioral health services to the diverse, poor, underserved residents in the NE Portland Cully Neighborhood. NE Portland is the most racially diverse area of Multnomah County and the clinic was strategically placed to provide culturally competent care to a population that otherwise may not have access to medical care.
You can really feel the pity that the Multnomah County elites have for the unwashed people of northeast Portland.
La Clinica provides culturally competent, comprehensive primary care, preventive health and enabling services such as transportation, translation, case management and health education which address the needs of the whole person.
Although La Clinica was initially intended to serve the Latino community, the program has expanded to include culturally-specific services for Somali immigrants and refugees, and Russian speaking families in the Cully neighborhood and beyond.
And you thought that treating a broken bone would be the same regardless of ethnicity. I guess you didn't take into account the taxpayer provided transportation service.
Saturday, November 06, 2010
Salary: $23.62 - $29.04 Hourly
Multnomah County Health Department is seeking a Diversity and Quality Capacity Coordinator to serve in Human Resources, on the Diversity and Quality Team (DQT).
Government's obsession with their concept of "diversity" now takes precedence over everything else. Countless hours and dollars are spent on paying tribute to the flawed idea that the following two people are completely different and should be treated as such:
Thursday, November 04, 2010
CAUSA's Legislative Agenda for 2011 is as follows:
Healthy Kids Program: Allow all children in Oregon to have access to healthcare by eliminating barriers to enrollment.
There are no "barriers" to get access to healthcare any more than there are "barriers" to get access to a pizza. Unless by "barrier" you mean "I want someone else to pay for my slice of pizza."
In the case of CAUSA they mean "we want illegal aliens to have full and complete access to all things taxpayer funded."
Capacity Building: Maintain and increase state funding for safety net clinics and community clinics, amplifying their ability to serve more uninsured families across Oregon.
Taxpayer funded goodies.
Driver's License: Restore access to an Oregon state driver's license. CAUSA will advocate to eliminate unnecessary barriers for individuals to legally drive or purchase insurance and subsequent unintended consequences in our communities created by the Oregon Legislature in 2008.
Drivers licenses for illegal aliens.
Increase farmworker housing funding: create a set-aside funding pool at the Department of Oregon Housing and Community Services for farm worker housing.
Taxpayer funded goodies.
I am so thankful that the legislature will meet every year so that they can concentrate on things like the legislative priorities of CAUSA.
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
I'll continue to stockpile food and ammo while waiting for the inevitable collapse.
Attempted rapist David Wu still represents Oregon-1. Hopefully he will continue his crusade against klingons and leave the rest of us alone.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
For the second time in a week, union drivers and mechanics publicly protested TriMet’s decision to make them pay into the cost of their medical benefits and freeze their pay.
That first sentence says it all. Government workers have been so spoiled that paying a health care premium is outrageous in their minds.
I feel bad for the 1% of commuters who like to take three times as long to arrive at their destination if this strike actually happens.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Took the day off and went duck hunting. To support my hobby I pay the tax on the shotgun, the tax on the shells, the hunting license, the waterfowl validation, the waterfowl stamp, the hunting application fee, the parking permit and the hunting permit fee.
And you know what, I don't mind paying it. I don't ask non-hunters to subsidize my sport.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
“These are not simply environmental issues. They are health, economic, social equity and environmental issues.”
- Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy
Objectives and Actions for Buildings and Energy
1.4. Target occupant behavior in order to reduce energy use in all types of buildings.
1.4a) Strategies include Advanced Meter Infrastructure (already planned for by EWEB), real-time energy consumption information and community-based social marketing programs.
2.1. Lobby for adoption and actively participate in development of building code amendments that meet the Architecture 2030 standards for energy efficiency (standards outlined in Appendix 11).
2.2a) Revise or expand incentives to encourage smaller homes that require less energy to operate and fewer building materials to construct.
Objectives and Actions for Food and Agriculture:
5.1. Begin a community campaign to educate the public about food choice as part of a climate-friendly lifestyle.
5.1a) Specifically encourage reduced consumption of red meat and dairy products and other carbon-intensive foods.
5.2. Implement a “Buy climate-friendly first” food purchasing policy for public institutions including city and county governments, schools, and hospitals.
Objectives and Actions for Land Use and Transportation:
10.1. Make the creation of 20-minute neighborhoods a core component of the Eugene Plan and the Eugene Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan.
10.2b) Identify key accessibility components for 20-minute neighborhoods: e.g., schools, parks, grocery store, retail services, etc.
13.3. Create a “Complete Streets” policy that requires all subsequent transportation and rehabilitation projects to incorporate infrastructure for bicycles, pedestrians, and mass transit service.
In order to be motivated to change their behavior, community members must understand the effects of their transportation choices on overall greenhouse gas emissions and the available alternatives to the single occupant vehicle.
17.1b) Require installation of electric car charging stations in new multifamily housing.
19.2. Enact a local ordinance to increase waste recovery rates from commercial and multi-family buildings.
Your government is going to "educate" you with ordinances, legislation, building codes, taxes, incentives, your electricity supply, your food supply, and the way your cities and neighborhoods are organized.
Your government will force you to comply with their idea of what you should eat, what you should drive and how you should live.
Your government is coming for your behavior because they don't like your lifestyle choices and they don't like your freedom.
Your government wants to achieve "social equity" for the unwashed masses through control of every aspect of our lives. It will be much fairer when everyone has the same small house.
The purpose of an individualized travel behavior change program is to reduce vehicle miles traveled through one-on-one contact with participants in a specific geographical area or in a targeted group.
Organizations deliver local transportation information to the target group such as employees, seniors, or students and provide assistance to the participants in exploring travel alternatives.
If you don't work for government then you are in the targeted group. Look forward to that "one-on-one" time with a bureaucrat who has decided to get you to walk to work in the rain.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Maybe it's cheaper because you used taxpayer dollars for your R&D you dimwit.
If you can't get private investors to buy into your business plan without taxpayer assistance then maybe your product isn't the whiz bang device you claim it is.
And what about your competitors jobs? Did they not get the almighty blessing of Sir Senator Ron Wyden The Great? Did your unfair advantage put them out of business?
Ron Wyden didn't create any jobs, he mucked with the free market, a system which has proven to create the best product at the cheapest price.
Maybe next Wyden can give taxpayer funds to Motorola to make a phone that is smaller and cheaper than their competitors products.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
I read CAUSA's blog most days and as usual I'm amused at how indefensible their positions are.
The most recent post is regarding illegal aliens and voter fraud. CAUSA insists that it isn't happening. This is like a sex offender advocacy group insisting that their members always register when they get out on parole. Who cares? You are still rapists!
The next post is applauding the head of DHS, Bruce Goldberg. CAUSA gives him this reward because as they say "[m]ore than fifty percent of Latinos in Oregon are uninsured." Hooray, our members are all deadbeats, is not exactly a rallying cry in my book.
This is what happens when you defend criminal aliens, you are forced to take absurd positions such as "when illegal aliens steal your SSN they are paying into a system that they won't be able to use!" as if that makes the fraud more palatable to the victim.
Keep up the great work guys!
Whether he’s helping a Spanish-speaking rider over the phone, mingling with riders on board a bus, or working with community partners, Martín González—TriMet’s limited English proficiency outreach coordinator—uses his finely-tuned voice of advocacy to help others.
I started a search to see what else I could find out about Martin Gonzalez and his salary and one of my first Google results came from a very reputable source: myself.
I forgot that back in January of 2008 I reported how $500,000 was being spent on this outreach to our non-English speaking friends.
I'm so glad to hear that Mr. Gonzalez is still at the public trough and helping keep Tri-Met crime free. No wait, that would be a security guard. I'm glad that Mr. Gonzalez is helping criminal aliens navigate our taxpayer funded transit system.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
GRANTS PASS, Ore. - Four schools locked down their campuses while police investigated a 911 call about a suspicious man with a rifle wearing camouflage spotted near Grants Pass High School.
The high school and three other nearby schools - Lincoln elementary, St. Anne's school and Brighton Academy - locked down their campuses as a precaution while police combed the area for the man.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact police at (541) 474-6370.
This is the whole story. Let me tell you how I handle this if I'm an 9-1-1 operator.
Me: 9-1-1 what's your emergency?
Caller: There is a man with a gun!
Me: Is he committing a crime?
Caller: Well he has a gun which scares me.
Me: Please go change your tampon sir.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
They wouldn't be doing this if they didn't think that this was a serious issue. Anchor babies are not politically untouchable because American citizens, who are the government, don't like the current situation.
Politically correct politicians may think it's a toxic issue but they won't work for us much longer.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Noncitizens - B. Noncitizens Eligibility for SNAP
Release 59: Effective October 1, 2010
Note: Unqualified ineligible noncitizens are referred to as NC1: qualified ineligible noncitizens are referred to as NC2.
The income of households with noncitizens is calculated differently based on their alien status. For noncitizens who are not qualified, e.g., foreign students, tourists, or people who are undocumented or who overstayed their visa, a share of their income is excluded. The income is prorated, in order to exclude the noncitizen member’s share. This calculation also applies to households with members who are unable or unwilling to provide the documentation about their immigration status. This category of noncitizens is identified as NC1.
Example: A three-person filing group consists of two citizens and one noncitizen who is not eligible for SNAP. The noncitizen pays the $300 per month rent and heating costs for the household. $300 divided by 3 people = $100 share per person. One person is ineligible, so subtract $100 from the $300 and allow the remaining $200 as a shelter deduction for the eligible members. The FUA is allowed as the utility cost. For the same example, if a citizen and the noncitizen were pooling their money to pay the costs, you would prorate only the noncitizen's share. With pooled funds, assume each person pays $150 of the rent. Allow the $150 paid by the citizen. Prorate the NC1's share ($150 ÷ 3 in the filing group = $50 x 2 in the benefit group = $100) for a total Shel deduction of $250. Because utilities are not prorated, allow the FUA.
I had a big long writeup of how I think this works but I deleted it because it's very complex. The simple version is that the state of Oregon knowingly gives illegal aliens welfare. That is all.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Saturday, October 09, 2010
Miller said he had just returned from an annual meeting that Home Depot hosts for its suppliers, and he explained, as the CEOs and other executives talked with each other, how their "perception of Oregon is incredibly negative."
"It isn't that the marginal tax rate is 100 basis points higher in this state than in that state," Miller added. "It's just an attitude around the political leadership that says, 'You just owe us more, and we expect you to do more.'"
...Miller took a whack at House Speaker Dave Hunt, D-Gladstone, saying that "guys like Dave Hunt doesn't want to know me. They're not interested in me, they're not interested in anything I do. But they assume people like me get up in the orning and put capital at risk, hiring people, paying bills, just so they can raise our taxes one more time."
Whether you are PGE, McDonald's, or Stimson Lumber at some point I wonder when you will simply "shrug" and decide that you are on strike.
Turn off the power, stop providing health insurance and quit making lumber. See if Dave Hunt or Barrack Obama can provide what these businesses always did before the endless government harassment.
Employment doesn't happen to provide job statistics for politicians to brag about, employment happens because someone needs help to provide a product or service and you have a willing employer and willing employee.
Health insurance isn't provided as a charity, it's part of a willing employees compensation package from a willing employer.
Companies don't exist to provide taxes to the public sector, government is a necessary evil which we provide with funds to secure our liberties.
Friday, October 08, 2010
Portland State President Wim Wiewel on Monday anounced a new program, known as Éxito, to recruit, support and graduate Latino students, who currently make up 5 percent of the student body at PSU.
In 2009, Wiewel assembled a task force in order to increase the number of Latino students in higher education. Last June, it released a report outlining key recommendations to achieve this goal, including creating a Latina/o Alumni Association and holding college information sessions for Latino youth and their families.
According to Wiewel, the university is committing $350,000 to the initiative, $250,000 of which will come from the university's funds. The other $100,000 will come from the PSU Foundation.
Dr. Perla Rodriguez, the principal of Cornelius Elementary School in Forest Grove, said that over 80 percent of the school's student body is Hispanic. Though Rodriguez was born in Oregon, her family moved to the U.S. from Mexico.
According to Rodriguez, ethnic students must learn to navigate two cultures at an early age, especially if they wish to succeed academically. However, this often causes conflict, especially when values clash.
I almost did this story as a parody where every time the article said "Latino" I was going to put "Asian" or "Irish."
I can't stand it when school administrators like Dr. Rodriguez insist that all Latinos are dealing with two cultures. It spits in the face of American citizens who get treated like they are different because they happen to have brown skin. Our government has an obligation to treat people as individuals with it's public policy.
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
This is what he said at the time:
"Twenty-eight years ago, I had a two-year romantic relationship with a fellow college student that ended with inexcusable behavior on my part," Wu's statement said. "As a 21-year-old, I hurt someone I cared very much about. I take full responsibility for my actions and I am very sorry."
While I'm glad to hear that Wu thought rape was "inexcusable" I still don't like him as a congressman so I've been thinking of some good anti-Wu catch phrases to put on bumper stickers:
David Wu: stop holding a pillow over the face of the 1st congressional district while we scream for help
David Wu: you ended your college relationship by trying to rape someone, don't do the same to us during your lame duck session
David Wu: just because Clinton was credibly accused of rape and still is politically viable doesn't mean that you are too
David Wu: stop attempting to rape our constitution
David Wu: you didn't take "no" for an answer when it came to sex but you can't hold a pillow over our votes
David Wu: I'm more worried about rapists than Klingons
David Wu: opposes the 2nd amendment because it allows rape victims to fight back
David Wu: supporting emergency contraception for rape victims because he doesn't want to worry about child support
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Salary: $18.08 - $22.25 Hourly
A Sample Work Day: A Bilingual Library Assistant may, in this example, start the day at the nearby Migrant Head Start baby classroom sharing early literacy activities (books, songs and rhymes) with children 12 months and under, move to the toddler classroom, followed by activities with preschoolers. Afterward, the Library Assistant may go to the branch, unload the storytime traveling cart and answer questions (in both languages) at the reference desk. Bilingual Library Assistants should be prepared to talk about good books to read, school assignments and community resources. The position should also be ready to provide basic assistance with Internet searching and other library applications. This sample work day may conclude with another hour on the reference desk or giving a tour of the library to a parent group from the local grade school.
So for $22/hour plus generous benefits your job is to read books to children, unload a book cart, recommend books and show people how to use Google. A lot ofAmericans are looking for jobs but unless they are bilingual and are "culturally competent" there isn't a position for them in the library.
BONUS: See how many times you can find the word "diverse" on the job application webpage!
EXTRA BONUS: See how many crimes you can be the victim of in Multnomah County that won't be charged as crimes because the county government "doesn't have the money" to prosecute them!
Sunday, October 03, 2010
Vote Jim Huffman in November!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Oregon Advocacy Commissions Office
"Advocating Equality and Diversity"
Office: 527 SW Hall ST. ste 308U, Portland, OR 97201
Mail: 1819 SW 5th Ave, # 313, Portland OR 97201
Phone: (503) 725-9980 Fax: (503) 725-9984
This race based commission just sent a letter to the Multnomah County Chair to complain about the sheriff participating in the "secure communities" program.
This is the program where people who are arrested for crimes like murder, rape, drugs, theft, robbery, etc get checked to see if they are here illegally. If they are then ICE is contacted.
The Oregon Commission on Hispanic would like to express their deepest concern to the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners about the Sheriff Department's participation in the "Secure Communities" Program. Recognizing the concern arising in our communities around such collaborations, the Commission would like to encourage greater transparency around the issue.
I'm not sure about you but I live in the same "communities" as Hispanic people (actually the same house) and I don't have any concern with the sheriff helping to rid these communities of criminals aliens who have gone above and beyond being here illegally, working illegally and using a false/stolen SSN illegally.
...the suitability of the "Secure Communities" Program for Multnomah County should be discussed, and we urge the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners to request the withdrawal of the County Sheriffs Department from the program.
This is not about "hardworking immigrants" but illegal aliens who have been arrested for other crimes that would place them in jail. Sheriff Staton is going to come under pressure to stop using this necessary program. We need to support him.
Monday, September 27, 2010
NBC used as much Spanish as the local welfare office while ESPN's contribution involved showing a mural with a picture of Che Guevara's face on it.
I'd like to make some comparisons:
Portland's own Randy Leonard insists on locking up spray paint. What percentage of spray paint users are people who break the law with it?
He works for the same government that insists on hiring an endless supply of Spanish-speaking staff. What percentage of monolingual Spanish speakers in Oregon are lawbreakers?
It's the same with cold pills. A small minority of lawbreakers ruin it for the rest of us.
The ONLY reason that Spanish is so prevalent here in America is because of criminal aliens from south of the border. Our government and the NFL are helping criminals feel comfortable by pandering to their culture.
What would people think of a store that sold spray paint and cold pills while advertising a "no questions asked" policy?
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Electrically propelled vehicles are much cheaper to operate, need less maintenance, and emit a fraction of the green house gas emissions than traditional vehicles.
Which is why everyone is clamoring to buy one and government subsidies aren't needed... oh wait.
1. The Governor's Transportation Electrification Executive Council (Executive Council) is established.
2. The Executive Council shall consist of no more than 12 members appointed by the Governor.
3. Members of the Executive Council serve at the pleasure of the Governor.
This means that Kitzhaber's girlfriend can get a new gig.
e. Facilitate development of public education and acceptance outreach campaigns to accelerate the transition to electric transportation, including education and training of Oregon's workforce to prepare for electric vehicle infrastructure
This means "brainwash" and "force" people to accept and use vehicles that they wouldn't otherwise choose.
Was there an executive order to mandate use of the internet? Of the refrigerator? Of the iPhone? Of Facebook?
This is another example of the government knowing what we should want rather than letting us choose what we want. They need to keep the kicker so that they can force us into three wheeled electric cars.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
It was just this year that the union representing Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers issued an unanimous vote of no confidence in their own leadership.
Senior ICE leadership dedicates more time to campaigning for immigration refonns aimed at large scale amnesty legislation, than advising the American public and Federal lawmakers on the severity of the illegal immigration problem, and the need for more manpower and resources within ICE ERO to address it. ICE ERO is currently overwhelmed by the massive criminal alien problem in the United States resulting in the large-scale release of criminals back into local communities.
The majority of ICE ERO Officers are prohibited from making street arrests or enforcing United States immigration laws outside of the institutional (jail) setting. This has effectively created "amnesty through policy" for anyone illegally in the United States who has not been arrested by another agency for a criminal violation.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
As of right now Senator Wyden's phone lines are jammed. Make those calls today in opposition to the DREAM Act amnesty!!
From Jeff Merkley:
Thank you for contacting me to share your concerns about the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act (S. 729). While we may disagree about this legislation, I appreciate knowing your views and value the opportunity to share my perspective.
I believe every student deserves the opportunity to attend college and achieve his or her full potential, and that children should not be held responsible for their parents' actions. The DREAM Act would allow undocumented students who have been in the United States for at least five years the opportunity to earn legal status. I believe it is in our nation's best interest to ensure that all children receive the opportunities of higher education so that they can join the workforce and fully contribute to the economy and society.
Thank you, again, for sharing your thoughts with me. I hope you will continue to keep me informed about the issues that matter most to you.
Jeffrey A. Merkley
United States Senator
Monday, September 20, 2010
The Human Services Resource Center is expanding its services and operating from a new location this year to better assist [OSU] students struggling with poverty.
Students can access OSU's MealBux program and emergency food pantry, receive refunds on campus health insurance, find temporary housing and receive up to $1,000 in rental assistance through the HSRC. Graduate students may apply to receive up to $150 back in registration fees.
"When students walk into the food pantry they're called shoppers," Overholser said. "It's the way we do things that is important.
The center opened in September 2009 and during its first year of operation about 1,000 students accessed the food pantry, about 1,000 students received money for campus meals through MealBux, 30 graduate students received refunds on registration fees, about 30 students received refunds on campus health insurance and 10 students received temporary emergency housing at no personal cost.
I enjoy helping people. That's why I don't approve of things like the Human Services Resource Center.
Calling someone a "shopper" while they are receiving charity is disgusting. The person on the receiving end should know that they are being helped, appreciate that help and also realize that they aren't doing for themselves which is the eventual goal. Charity is a wonderful thing, don't cheapen it.
I also don't like the "zero cost" method of giving to people because they have no pride in ownership. Whether it's a sliding scale payment or sweat equity, having someone put a token amount of skin in the game is essential to showing that housing, insurance, education, etc aren't FREE.
Let's help people learn to become self sufficient and genuinely grateful for the help that they do receive, not enable them to live of others while calling it something else.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
NOTE: SOV = single occupancy vehicle
CITY OF LAKE OSWEGO PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES May 8, 2000
"establish modal targets for non-single occupant vehicle (SOV) person trips for all Metro 2040
design type areas in Lake Oswego."
SALEM TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM PLAN ELEMENTS
"decrease reliance on the SOV as the dominant means of travel."
"It is an objective of this Plan for the Salem Urban Area to achieve a minimum of a 9 percent increase in work trips, a total of 25 percent, using modes other than the single-occupant vehicle (SOV) by 2015."
City of Bend Transportation/Parking Strategic Plan
"active discouragement of SOV use, such as higher pricing for parking in desirable spots or during desirable hours."
Multnomah County Health Department
"Public transportation is a preferable alternative to SOV trips."
Thursday, September 16, 2010
RACC invites multidisciplinary artist teams in visual, performing, literary and/or media arts to submit qualifications for an intersections project with the Multnomah County Bridge Section which operates six bridges that cross the Willamette River in the Portland area. The budget for the project is $25,000. Artists are encouraged to create work in any media that highlights/comments upon some aspect of the bridges in general, be it real, imaginary or metaphorical, while going beyond strictly literal representation or documentation.
This is actually excellent news for people who cross the crumbling Sellwood bridge because when it collapses with you on it you can claim that you were "performing art" when you fell into the river and collect your $25K of tax dollars.
The priorities in Portland go as follows:
1. Build a new bridge across the Columbia? LOW
2. Repair the unsafe Sellwood bridge? LOW
3. Spend taxpayer dollars making art about bridges? HIGH
4. Raising taxes? HIGH
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Oregonians for Immigration Reform has billboards back up! Not just this one but a digital billboard with constantly changing messages.
If you have suggestions/ideas for the digital board please leave comments. If you would like to help keep these billboards going consider making a donation to the OFIR PAC.
Remember that with your Oregon political tax credit you can make a contribution and get the money back when you file your taxes. Stopping illegal aliens and keeping money away from government at the same time, this is my happy place!
Monday, September 13, 2010
Administrative Specialist 1 (Part-time Public Art Assistant)
$1,141.00 - $1,617.50 Monthly (part time)
Job Type: Permanent
The primary purpose of this position is to provide assistance to the Arts Commission's Visual Arts Coordinator, working primarily on Oregon's Percent for Art Program.
I can't believe that our Visual Arts Coordinator is currently without an assistant! In the year 2010, in America, no taxpayer funded Visual Arts Coordinator should have to suffer without an assistant. This is a tragedy.
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Dudley: It's true, I wanted to keep more of the money that I earned rather than give it to government to spend on needle exchange and migrant outreach programs.
Dudley's tax advisor: And I didn't get the industry memo telling me to advise my client on how to pay MORE taxes rather than less which is what tax advisers are supposed to do.
Dudley: While I realize that BlueOregon spends every December encouraging people to hurry up and use their political tax credit which will reduce their tax liability, probably because they hate black people (I keep saying it so it must be true!) it is different when I do anything to reduce my own tax liability.
Random charitable organization: No Democrat has every kept a receipt from their gift in order to reduce tax liability. Ever.
The NEA: NEA supports expanding the educator tax deduction because it recognizes the sacrifices made by educators who work in America’s public schools.
Kitzhaber's donation website: "Oregon offers an income tax credit to residents who contribute to qualifying state, federal or local political campaigns. The total credit is limited to $100 on a joint return or $50 on a single or separate return. Please see OregonTaxCredit.com for details."
Me: Teachers are trying to dodge taxes because they hate children!
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
I know that the link to this image has been posted in the comments section here for quite some time but I just got around to actually looking at it. While it isn't as creative as the photoshop of my body with the head of Timmy (the retarded kid from South Park) I must say that I'm inspired that one of you would spend the time.
I'm also going to ignore that you said "chamber of congress" when you really meant "chamber of commerce" because I know what you meant. Here are two examples to answer your charges:
Monday, January 12, 2009
April 13, 2009
Now I realize that your response will be "yeah but that's only TWO examples" or "why do you kill puppies for fun" but I have to give you credit for making the image.
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
I am so sick of hearing this. What is this a solution to? Is the problem that government doesn't have enough money? Why is our rallying cry "we need to create more taxpayers to make sure that the government is flush with cash!"
I like some of what I read in Chris Dudley's 26 point plan but let me summarize with my own three point plan:
1. Less government
2. Less government
3. Less government
As a wonderful byproduct of my three point plan we will achieve the following:
1. More liberty
2. More liberty
3. More liberty
I long for the day when we can get politicians to talk about government like Ronald Reagan did:
Man is not free unless government is limited.
Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.
Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.
Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.
Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a loud voice at one end and no responsibility at the other.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
For the sake of argument let's pretend that no business or individual has left because of the tax increases. Who cares? Why is it moral to give the government a larger slice of the pie? If a business and individual can "afford" to pay the higher taxes does that make it just to take their earned income?
If taxes could be raised further without a single company leaving does that mean we should do it? At what point is enough enough? The lefties only answer is "how much will you give us?"
If the government got 90% of every companies profits and they didn't leave would that make it right? Why does the state deserve that money?
When an individual earns money, what percentage of it does the state deserve? Why is it more important for the government to have that money than the person who earned it?
Whose money is it? Do we exist to support the government or does the government exist to do the limited functions that we the people require to maintain an orderly society?
Do you work with the intention of contributing to the state's coffers or to provide for your own dreams, goals and wants? Does a business exist to provide a product or service that people want to purchase or are they here to make sure that government employees have guaranteed employment?
To me the "how many businesses have left" question is not how this issue should be framed. "How much is enough" is the question that I want answered.
Friday, August 27, 2010
The body of an official investigating the massacre of 72 Central and South American migrants killed in a ranch in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas was found today dumped beside a nearby road alongside another unidentified victim, according to local media.
The migrants, 14 of them women, came from at least four countries, including Honduras, El Salvador, Brazil and Ecuador. They were found bound and blindfolded by the wall of a barn after navy personnel stormed the ranch on Tuesday.
"I told him not to go, but he went," said one of his seven brothers, Luis Alfredo. His 17-year-old pregnant wife Maria said she had received a call a few weeks ago from Guatemala, indicating all that was well.
Border security is essential to our national security. Part of this means that we take away the incentive to come here in the first place. Banks have security measures because there is a lot of money there. Your local 7-11 solves this by having less than $50 in the cash register.
If America can take away the jobs, the welfare, the Mexican independence day celebrations, the ability to drop anchor babies and our governments endless desire to pander to people who are not legal residents then we will have fewer border crossings.
Fewer crossings means a border that is easier to monitor and secure.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Neither do liberals.
Burglars don't feel that your private property belongs to you.
Neither do liberals.
Murderers don't value life.
Neither do liberals.
Criminals don't feel that they should be locked up.
Liberals don't think that criminals should be locked up either.
Thieves think that they deserve stuff that you earned and they didn't.
So do liberals.
Criminals think that the police aren't catching people because they commit crimes but must be victimizing the downtrodden.
So do liberals.
Criminals believe that some laws don't need to be followed.
So do liberals.
Criminals don't want responsible citizens to be able to shoot back.
Neither do liberals.
Criminals are a plague on our society.
So are liberals.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Portland's Mayor ...Pathetic Media Whore
Portland's disgraced Mayor, and self admitted liar, Sam Adams, having apparently run out of teen boys to "mentor" has turned his sights (such as they are) on firearms.
In a press release issued today, timed so most local pro-gun talk show hosts had wrapped up for the week, Adams proposed sweeping new anti-gun regulations for the City of Portland.
Adams, whose predilection for underage lovers follows in the footsteps of Neil Goldschmidt (a mentor of anti-gun extremist Ginny Burdick) is asking for comments on his proposals, which would violate Oregon law. The law follows:
166.170 State preemption. (1) Except as expressly authorized by state statute, the authority to regulate in any matter whatsoever the sale, acquisition, transfer, ownership, possession, storage, transportation or use of firearms or any element relating to firearms and components thereof, including ammunition, is vested solely in the Legislative Assembly. (2) Except as expressly authorized by state statute, no county, city or other municipal corporation or district may enact civil or criminal ordinances, including but not limited to zoning ordinances, to regulate, restrict or prohibit the sale, acquisition, transfer, ownership, possession, storage, transportation or use of firearms or any element relating to firearms and components thereof, including ammunition. Ordinances that are contrary to this subsection are void. [1995 s.s. c.1 §1]
In his press release, Adams actually brags about being a "founding member" of New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg's "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" an organization that is comical in its mindless pursuit of new gun restrictions each time their heavily restricted cities has a shooting...in spite of their gun restrictions.
We think it's safe to say that this latest PR stunt will backfire, just like everything else this sorry, freedom-hating loser has done. But anything can happen in Portland. So keep your powder dry.
I would also note that the comments at Mayor Pedophiles press release page are priceless!
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Because of her bilingualism, Velasquez Bogert has become a central fixture in meetings between teachers and Spanish-speaking parents, and in classrooms with newly immigrated students. At this school, more than 85 percent of students speak a language other than English at home. Immigrant and/or refugee students make up a majority of the school’s population. She says the diversity is what draws her to this community, in particular. But there are un-expected goodbyes — she’s had students attend school on Friday and then their family will be detained or deported over the week-end, she says. “We have learned to just let go, and know we did the best we could do during the time we had with them in school.”
3 cheers for illegal aliens being deported over the weekend and their kids no longer taking up our resources!
She’s helped undocumented students (who are ineligible for the Oregon Health Plan because of immigration status) access community health clinics to replace their eyeglasses or get their required immunizations.
Community health clinics = taxpayer funded health care. The United States is just doing the medical jobs that Mexico won't do.
“When I interview kids as part of testing, if I know they weren’t born here in the U.S., I always ask about their journey. I call it the “trip” – whether it was crossing and going over a fence, or coming on a plane – they all have amazing stories about their journeys of physically getting here to this point, and what it was like and what they remember and what they miss about where they came from.”
You can call breaking into our country a "trip" but that's like calling a bank robbery a "withdrawal."
When politicians talk about eduction funding these are the people that get supported. It's not the teacher who does math, it is the Spanish speaking psychologist who helps illegal aliens get social services. My new battle cry is: cut education funding by 20% and let's see what happens!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
The U.S. Catholic Church's national anti-poverty initiative has awarded two Oregon programs with grants totaling $75,000.
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development has given $35,000 to a Forest Grove farmers market run by Adelante Mujeres and $40,000 to a Portland workers' rights project called VOZ.
VOZ is a worker-led organization of day laborers that develops leadership and empowers members to build relationships with employers. This happens through educational workshops and dispelling stereotypes about day laborers.
The campaign grant will help fund monthly leadership workshops, a day laborer advocacy and educational campaign; a day labor leadership school and the Day Labor Committee and Action for Immigration Reform.
If you are Catholic it's up to you to decide what your contributions to the church are going to be but you should know that your money is going to illegal alien advocacy groups that are pushing for amnesty.
Monday, August 09, 2010
HB 2544, also known as the "No Child Left Inside Act," created the 11-member Oregon Environmental Literacy Task Force. The Task Force is charged with developing the Oregon Environmental Literacy Plan and reporting back to the Legislature by October 1, 2010.
Another meeting of public servants who will endlessly discuss how to "secure funding" for future meetings such as this.
Ultimately they hope to indoctrinate our children, not just waste taxpayer funds. These meetings are open to the public...
t was supposed to be some routine election-year largesse from Democrats: a $26 billion spending measure to aid two of the party's core constituencies, labor unions, and government workers.
But a watchdog Web site on Sunday evening spotted an unusual feature of the legislation, which the Senate approved by a 61-to-39 vote last week.
No one bothered to name the bill but I'm sure that they all bothered to read it...
Sunday, August 08, 2010
And of course Brett "it's all about me" Favre is once again holding a team hostage to his "am I going to play" decision. I know that he really really really wants to pad that "most interceptions" record but it's time to hang it up.
Oh wait, he wants to keep that "most time showing up for work" record going. Does anyone else feel the need for accolades when they show up for work? And keep in mind that we are talking about working 16 times a year. Because we all know that he's too good to show up to training camp.
And you Seahawks fans who live in Oregon: I hate you most of all.
Go Home Team From the state that touches ours! is not a rallying cry! It's because of horrible fans like you that in week 14 Fox is broadcasting Seattle VS "some other worthless team that has no hopes of making the playoffs" rather than showing a game that actually matters.
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Enjoy a free dinner!
Get information about PPS programs and resources!
Talk to representatives from community agencies!
Take home free school supplies!
Th is Readiness Fair is for Spanish-Speaking students and their families in Portland Public Schools. For more information please call 503-916-5875.
Allow me to translate into taxpayer language:
Enjoy a taxpayer funded dinner!
Get information about how taxpayers can further serve you!
Talk to DHS and other state agencies on how to get food stamps, health care and more!
Take home school supplies that the taxpayers paid for!
If you speak English then get in the back of the bus, we don't serve your kind here!
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Just when it appeared all hope had been lost, the U.S. Senate on Tuesday cleared a major hurdle toward approving a bill that will prevent mass teacher layoffs across Oregon and the rest of the country.
The Senate ended debate and set a vote Thursday afternoon on a bill that will provide $10 billion to keep teachers on the job, including $117 million for Oregon schools. Of that money, $6 million will go to Portland Public Schools, saving 64 teachers’ jobs.
Do the cheerleaders in the media bother to do the math on this? That's $93,750 per underpaid teacher who gets summers off, a week in spring, two weeks at Christmas (winter solstice) and every holiday known to man.
But we'll just keep our fingers crossed that all hope is not lost.
Monday, August 02, 2010
A t-shirt that says "brown and proud" and she puts her kid behind imaginary jail bars. Way to go mom of the year!
This woman wishes sooo badly that she could wear a "brown and proud" t-shirt. Since she can't she will settle for self-loathing and a life where she won't ever smile. I would venture that I feel sorry for her husband but...
No... you look like a bum. You might consider that your public support isn't strong when you have the beggars put down their signs to hold up yours.