Tuesday, June 29, 2010

They already tell us how much water our toilets can use

Unless the government is going to tell me to eat this I'm not playing along.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Save before you pay


State government should have a savings account to protect funding for essential services, like schools, in tough economic times. However, Chris doesn't believe the only way for state government to create a "rainy day" savings account is to raise taxes or keep taxpayers' income tax "kicker" refunds.

As Governor, Chris will create the Oregon Future Fund, making saving for a rainy day the first – not last – priority of state government. He will set aside 3% of forecast revenue into a fund only accessible for schools and essential services in times of economic downturn; a 2/3 vote of the legislature will be required to use the funds.

This is the equivalent of putting money in your savings account when your checking account doesn't have the funds to cash the mortgage check your just wrote. If that's what you do then your priorities are screwed up.

Stop "saving" our money. I'm not here to loan you 3% until you feel like you need it.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Saturday morning quote

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.

- George Bernard Shaw

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Illegal aliens: the new gay marriage

Nebraska town OKs ordinance against illegal immigrants
Residents of the small Nebraska town of Fremont have passed a controversial law aimed at ridding the town of illegal immigrants despite warnings that it could mean higher taxes and cuts in city services, the Omaha World-Herald reports.

The ordinance, which passed by a 57% to 43% margin, would fine landlords and employers in Fremont who house or hire illegal immigrants.

con·tro·ver·sial –adjective

1. Anything that the establishment hates but a majority of Americans support

It seems that illegal aliens are the new gay marriage. All polls show that a majority of Americans oppose having illegal aliens stealing jobs and committing their crimes.

And the only real poll, an actual vote, passes overwhelmingly. This so distresses the establishment that they spend every waking moment waging a vicious smear campaign against the majority opinion.

In 2004 we had endless fluff stories about gay families and now in 2010 it's illegal aliens and their anchor babies that get fawning coverage. We were called bigots then and we are called bigots now.

The amnesty crowd can't win in the court of public opinion so they sue.

Stay active. Keep your opinion known. The elites don't know what's best for us.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

DHS: a place for want ads

Department of Human Services
Office of Multicultural Health & Services

Newsletter for June 17, 2010

Student Scholarships, Internships, & Fellowships

Kitzhaber’s Office
Development Internship Open with Kitzhaber 2010

On page 9 of the current DHS newsletter they list an internship opportunity for a political candidate who is currently running for office. (I am aware that the link is broken, it is broken on the DHS .pdf as well. I just copy and paste)

There is lot's of other garbage where "whites need not apply" such as:

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber
The Alliance of Minority Chambers, City of Portland, and Portland Development Commission
invite "People of Color" to join the Minority Evaluator Program!

But I'm very curious as to why Kitzhaber gets a want ad placed in a taxpayer funded newsletter and Dudley does not.

Saturday, June 19, 2010


Obtain Your Certifications to Apply for Your Utah & Oregon Concealed Handgun Permits While Supporting a Pro-Gun Candidate!
When: July 21st, 6:00 pm (doors open @ 4 pm for fingerprinting)
Where: 116 - S. Elliot Rd, Newberg, 97132 (Off 99 W) Use mapquest.com for directions.
Take Your Utah (permit valid in 28 States) and Oregon Concealed Handgun Class at the same time AND Support Mary Starrett’s runoff campaign for Yamhill County Commissioner.
This is the class that will teach you everything you should know about the Utah Concealed Firearms Permit. The obtained certification will allow you to apply for a Utah CFP (good in 28 states) but also for an Oregon Concealed Handgun License. Fee is $100/per student for both certifications plus we will provide you with passport photos and the required fingerprinting that you need to send to Utah for your permit (all included in the $100 class fee). To apply for your Oregon CHL, you'll need to contact your county sheriff and apply in person in their office.

Classroom will be open from 4PM and we will be taking fingerprints and photos at that time. It is okay if you can't make it in that early, but class will start promptly at 6pm and go to about 10:30pm. Join Mary Starrett and Executive Director of Oregon Firearms Federation, Kevin Starrett, for a special address at 5:45 pm.
Your registration is only valid after we received your payment and you must pre-register online at www.mktactical.com (Click on ‘Classes’, then ‘Calendar’, then click on the July 21st event) or go to: http://www.mktactical.com/calendar.cfm

IMPORTANT: Please make sure to fill all fields and enter your full middle name.
Questions? Please call (503-577-6824) or email Michael Knoetig at Michael@MKTactical.com

Please send your check or money order for $100.00 made payable to:
Friends of Mary Starrett 35775 Smith Road Newberg, OR 97132
Or pay by credit card online at:

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Things they spend our money on

[NOTE: table removed as it was messing with overall blog appearance]

I find this junk spending 5 minutes on the Oregon transparency website. Are you telling me that legislators and agency heads can't find things to cut prior to closing prisons?

If you really want a shocker you should see how much the OLCC spends on travel and meals!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Shopping list: car companies, insurance companies, states...

Obama pleads for $50 billion in state, local aid
President Obama urged reluctant lawmakers Saturday to quickly approve nearly $50 billion in emergency aid to state and local governments, saying the money is needed to avoid "massive layoffs of teachers, police and firefighters" and to support the still-fragile economic recovery.

Step 1: Spend money that we don't have to pay government workers that we can't afford.

Step 2: ?

Step 3: Profit!!!

Monday, June 07, 2010

Due to extreme budget shortfalls they are now including snack time

Salem-Keizer Public Schools Free meals for children during the summer
Any child 18 and younger will be able to eat during the summer at no charge taxpayer expense. All meals are served Monday through Friday unless otherwise noted on the list of sites (see below). Many locations offer both breakfast and lunch. The meal program starts June 16 and goes through the end of summer. This is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture program to provide meals to children.

The most exciting development is that this year the taxpayers are not just providing breakfast and lunch but also MERIENDA!! That means snack for those of you who don't speak enough Spanish to qualify for a government job.

In case you miss my yearly post on this subject the summer lunch program is where parents are absolved of any responsibility to feed their children because helpful government workers will actually show up at your apartment complex and feed your noisy little tax deductions for you!

Say you live in Salem at taxpayer subsidized Colonia Libertad.

Imagine how hard it would be to find time to cook and feed your children when you are so busy going to the other on-site taxpayer subsidized events like:
Monthly consultations with attorneys
Mi Salud en Mis Manos Program (My Health in My Hands)
ESL tutoring classes
Food pantry
Latinos Unidos Siempre (LUS)- Youth leadership development.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Anchors away!

58% Say No to Citizenship for Children of Illegal Immigrants
Fifty-eight percent (58%) of U.S. voters say a child born to an illegal immigrant in this country should not automatically become a citizen of the United States, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

What a coincidence! That is also what the law says: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.

Thirty-three percent (33%) disagree and say if a women enters the United States as an illegal alien and gives birth to a child here, that child should automatically be a U.S. citizen.

The illegal alien enablers must be feeling a huge setback on this one since shows an overwhelming majority disagree with the current interpretation of the 14th amendment and the status quo.

Maybe parents are tired of hearing the schools cry poverty while going out of their way to include the Spanish language and Mexican culture in everything they do.

Maybe patients are tired of being in the maternity ward and realizing that a majority of folks in there don't speak English and aren't paying for the hospital visit.

Or maybe everyone is just tired of children being used as a political wedge to argue for amnesty for parents.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Multiple names... moves around...

Crimestoppers: Looking For Armando Cervantes-Bedolla
Oregon's anti-methamphetamine laws have made it harder to manufacture the drug, but that hasn't stopped dealers from finding other suppliers.

Springfield police are looking for a man who they say is dealing a significant amount of meth.

Police are cracking down on dealers and suppliers, but despite those efforts police say meth use is still a problem.

Police are looking for 34-year-old Armando Cervantes-Bedolla who they say is a major meth dealer in the Eugene-Springfield area.

Police say Cervantes-Bedolla is an illegal immigrant who has entered the country illegally at least twice. He last lived on Taylor Street in Eugene, is known to frequent the River Road area and goes by several different names.

"In the computer, we have more than five names that he's gone by in the past. They're all similar, but they all change, a couple different date of births. He does change his name often," said Potter.

With a large number of people providing fraudulent identification instruments to facilitate illegal aliens being able to commit their various crimes in this country it is no wonder that these guys can manage to give multiple names, be deported multiple times and still be here doing damage.

The only question is which name will he use when he applies for his amnesty, errr, comprehensive immigration reform?

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Their marriage had too large a carbon footprint

I need a caption...

I don't want anything from Miranda

With the recent Supreme Court decision regarding your protection against being compelled to testify against yourself I am hearing a lot of people talk about "Miranda rights." Here is the relevant part of the Miranda case:

On March 13, 1963, Ernesto Arturo Miranda was arrested based on circumstantial evidence linking him to the kidnapping and rape of an 18-year-old woman 10 days earlier. After two hours of interrogation by police officers, Miranda signed a confession to the rape charge on forms that included the typed statement "I do hereby swear that I make this statement voluntarily and of my own free will, with no threats, coercion, or promises of immunity, and with full knowledge of my legal rights, understanding any statement I make may be used against me." However, at no time was Miranda told of his right to counsel, and he was not advised of his right to remain silent or that his statements would be used against him during the interrogation before being presented with the form on which he was asked to write out the confession he had already given orally.

The Arizona Supreme Court held that the confession was legal but our Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the rapist didn't have his hand held enough by law enforcement and threw the confession out.

Here is the relevant part of the fifth and sixth amendments to the United States Constitution:

No person... shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself...

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right... to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.

My right against compulsory self incrimination comes from God and is protected by our founding documents. My right doesn't come from a rapist.