Saturday, November 12, 2011

Cry me a river

From Causa:

Among the issues they have been touched by in their personal lives includes the difficulty for people to obtain citizenship through the current broken immigration system, having their families torn apart by programs like Secure Communities, the need for passage of the DREAM Act so children of immigrants can realize their full potential and the need for restoration of driver's licenses so that familes can take their children to the doctor and drive to work so they can support their familes.

Let's parse that paragraph. 

1. It's difficult (read: impossible) for illegal aliens to get amnesty for their illegal behavior.

2. Families get "torn apart" when people are arrested for breaking the law. This isn't exclusive to the illegal alien community. If you want to stay with your wife and kids then don't break the law.

3. "Children of immigrants" can already get in-state tuition if they are Oregonians. Even the children of illegal aliens can get this. You just can't get in-state tuition if you are yourself an illegal alien.

4. Illegal aliens want drivers licenses. Not so they can drive to the liquor store but so they can "drive their children to the doctor." With what health insurance? Does the job that American's won't do provide health insurance? Either it does, which sounds like a job that most people would take, or they are expecting us to pay for their health care.

Also they want to drive to their work that they aren't legally able to have so they can support their families. I wonder if they used YOUR social security number to get that job... 

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

I'm on the Cain train

The more I hear from this guy the more I like him. That is all.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

News flash: Amazon already did this

Report: Multnomah County should privatize library system
A report, “Checking Out the Options,” by Cascade research associate Christopher Robinson, comes as county commissioners are contemplating placement of a library district authorization measure on the May 2012 primary ballot. If approved, the district would provide permanent tax-raising authority for the library system in place of a series of temporary five-year tax levies and support from the county general fund.

County property taxes would rise as a result of the measure, which also would free some funds for the county to spend elsewhere.

Cascade, a pro-corporate, libertarian research and advocacy group in Portland, argues in the report that Multnomah County library operations are more expensive than those in Seattle and Denver. It pins the blame largely on high pension and health insurance benefits for county employees.

If you aren't reading this because you are currently downloading $1 books on your kindle I will understand. As I've stated many times here in the past I am in favor of closing down the taxpayer funded DVD rental stores. And unless you are really into looking at porn on public computers you should agree with me.

And for those of you who don't agree with me just know that my current plan is to become head of my local library and stock the shelves with nothing but Ann Coulter books. It's not like I need to respond to market demands or anything, you pay for the books whether you want them or not. 


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Is this a US agency?

Has anyone looked at the DEA Most Wanted list lately?

I got all excited when there was a "James Cameron" because I thought that I found an American on the list but nope, he's from Canada. Other than that it's Mexico, Mexico, Mexico.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Does Fritz think that the constitution trumps in this case?

Officers arrest armed man at Occupy Portland encampment
Police arrested a man they said flashed a handgun during an argument at the Occupy Portland encampment Wednesday afternoon.

Parker was taking video at the camp when several demonstrators "verbally challenged" him, police said. During the argument, one of the demonstrators used a racial slur at Parker, who then showed a gun he had tucked in his waistband.

Parker is a concealed handgun license owner, police said.

The irony of a non-participant being arrested for disorderly conduct during an occupy event is just too much for me.

There is no law (or city ordinance) against video taping people. There is no law (or city ordinance) against openly displaying a firearm if you have a concealed handgun license. There are however laws (or city ordinances) against camping in the parks, blocking traffic, etc.

But people who carry firearms aren't politically popular with the Portland Commissars so this guy gets arrested. And it doesn't fit the media template to tell us that this guy was black and what racial slur was used.

There are laws against pointing a firearm at another person (ORS 166.190) but the same cops who for days ignored alcohol and drug use downtown arrest the guy on disorderly conduct. 

Disorderly conduct is everything that these protestors have done:

166.025 Disorderly conduct in the second degree. (1) A person commits the crime of disorderly conduct in the second degree if, with intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof, the person:
      (a) Engages in fighting or in violent, tumultuous or threatening behavior;
      (b) Makes unreasonable noise;
      (c) Disturbs any lawful assembly of persons without lawful authority;
      (d) Obstructs vehicular or pedestrian traffic on a public way;
      (e) Congregates with other persons in a public place and refuses to comply with a lawful order of the police to disperse;
      (f) Initiates or circulates a report, knowing it to be false, concerning an alleged or impending fire, explosion, crime, catastrophe or other emergency; or
      (g) Creates a hazardous or physically offensive condition by any act which the person is not licensed or privileged to do.
      (2) Disorderly conduct in the second degree is a Class B misdemeanor. 

How does displaying a firearm to these hippies fall into this statute?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

They will check your skin color at the door

Public invited to Beaverton High School Latino College Night, Oct. 19
Students and families are invited to the Beaverton High School Latino College Night, Wednesday, October 19, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the auditorium, 13000 SW 2nd St., Beaverton.  The event will be conducted entirely in Spanish and will include information on topics such as the benefits of higher education, how to prepare and plan for college and paying for college.

The evening will begin with a Resource Fair featuring representatives from the Northwest Education Loan Association (NELA), the National Hispanic Scholarship Commission, Oregon TRIO, Healthy Kids and Western Oregon Latino Student Ambassadors.

Light refreshments and child care will be provided.  For more information, please contact Polly Ramirez at 503-259-4915. 

Is there a high school in America that will give you a diploma if you don't speak English? Is there a college that will accept you if you don't speak English? Is there a job that requires a college degree but doesn't require that you speak English?

I can understand a Spanish only seminar on "please don't drive drunk" (that video will be uploaded later, seriously) or "please don't sell drugs" (also in the same video) but do we really need a class for High School graduates in a language other than English?

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Equality assembly Part Tres

Third in a series of posts.

Your "representative" Mary Nolan is "fighting against workplace raids." One can only assume then that she opposes labor laws. I could probably go a bit further and assume that she supports ID theft, perjury and tax fraud.

This is an Oregon lawmaker standing in front of a bunch of admitted lawbreakers and she is claiming to represent them. If lawmakers don't respect the law then clearly they should pick a different profession.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Equality Assembly Part Dos

Second post in a series

Another video where the speakers starts by apologizing for not being able to speak Spanish. Imagine, not speaking Spanish in Portland, Oregon.

This is Oregon state Representative Lew Frederik. Towards the end of the video he acknowledges that many in the room are "undocumented" and then asks "how many are registered to vote." He ends with "I want you voting."

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Equality Assembly Part Uno

I just came back from the Equality Assembly that I blogged about in a previous post. I have so much material (pictures and video) that this is going to span the next several days.

We went because I knew that no mainstream journalist would document that illegal aliens would get up on a stage, tell the crowd that they were lawbreakers and a Portland police officer would be sitting four feet behind them. No one would document elected officials asking illegal aliens for their political participation. No one would document an attorney giving a lecture to the crowd on how to properly break the law and avoid detection. A lecture that at one point caused the police officer to take off his translator headphones.

We sat there quietly and didn't disturb anyone. I even clapped politely after the speakers finished. (assuming my camera wasn't in my hand) We weren't there to protest or stop anything, this is just my "observe and report."

Let's start with the basic narrative:

My wife and I arrived and met with fellow OFIR member Rick. Rick got a translating device with headphones, I had my wife. The speakers lined up on stage. There were several state legislators or their assistants and a Portland police officer. (Lt. Derek Rodrigues)

The only one I recognized was Mary Nolan. (I will forever kick myself for not catching this on video but she told the crowd that her daughter married an illegal alien!)

I did get excited when a guy wearing a shirt that said "undocumented, unafraid, unashamed" got on the stage.

But wait, who is this admitted criminal alien talking to?

A member of the Portland law enforcement community! Here are his statements:

Tomorrow I have videos of legislators asking a room for illegal aliens for their votes!

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Guns don't kill people, the ATF kills people

ATF Fast and Furious: New documents show Attorney General Eric Holder was briefed in July 2010
New documents obtained by CBS News show Attorney General Eric Holder was sent briefings on the controversial Fast and Furious operation as far back as July 2010. That directly contradicts his statement to Congress.

In Fast and Furious, ATF agents allegedly allowed thousands of weapons to cross the border and fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.

This gets more and more interesting. The real scandal is that if you ask the average man on the street they know nothing about this. Talk about this to your neighbors, your coworkers and your friends. 

Eric Holder lied and border patrol agent Brian Terry died. 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

You can't have a round square

Dear Governor Perry,

You can't be small government and pro-illegal alien. I couldn't begin to calculate how many PERS recipients we have in Oregon because of illegal immigration.

How many translators, migrant coordinators, migrant health officials, head start teachers babysitters, and on and on.

How much time does government at every level spend worrying about and catering to the criminal aliens who have broken our immigration laws?

How many programs at the state level have been created to accommodate or respond to illegal immigration?

You are not a small government conservative if you believe that we should provide the additional magnet of in-state tuition costs to illegal aliens.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Some animals are more equal than others

Equality Assembly to take place on October 5th in Portland
This event is part of a campaign to speak to local leaders and raise awareness about issues important to the Latino Community illegal alien community.

What: Portland Equality Assembly
When: Wednesday, October 5th from 6-8 p.m.
Where: Rigler School, 5401 NE Prescott St, Portland Oregon

Local elected leaders will be present to hear testimony from community members in support of:

  •  Stopping local law enforcement collaboration with ICE
  •  Passing Tuition Equity, so all Oregon students can afford higher education, regardless of immigration status
  • Supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) members of our community
  • Restoring driver’s license access to all Oregonians, regardless of immigration status

So local politicians will hear about a bunch of stuff that affects certain privileged members of our community. (criminal aliens) Or will they? This event is being held at a public school which means anyone can attend. (although I can't guarantee that English translation will be provided)

It may be a good idea for other interested members of the community to show up to offer their own opinions. Or at least document what goes on here. Si se puede.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Because Obama hates loopholes

Bill Blocks Billions in Child Tax Credits to Illegal Immigrants
New legislation sponsored by Rep. Sam Johnson (R.-Tex.) would block illegal immigrants from cashing in on the refundable child tax credit and save the federal government tens of billions of dollars.

The Refundable Child Tax Credit Eligibility Verification Reform Act (HR 1956), would amend the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) code to require that taxpayers provide their Social Security number on their tax return in order to claim the refund.

The refunds claimed by illegal immigrants have grown over the years at an alarming rate: $924 million in 2005 to $4.2 billion in 2010.

Not one penny should be taken from corporate jet owners while illegal aliens are using the tax code to bilk us out of billions of dollars. 

If politicians were serious about getting out of the way of job creations they would stop aiding criminal behavior that sends money out of our country to prop up the economy of Mexico. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Those hated lobbyists

Oregon public and private sectors see dramatic rise in congressional lobbying
In the last decade, spending on federal congressional lobbying by Oregon government bodies and businesses has increased five-fold, from $2 million in 2000 to over $10 million in 2010, according to an
analysis of federal lobbyist data by Oregon Capitol News (OCN).

To all those who want to "get money out of politics" and hate the lobbyists and specials interests, the quickest way to stop this is to get rid of crony capitalism. If the government has less power they wouldn't need to be lobbied. 

But when numerous agencies have the power to either shut you down or loan you half a billion dollars it's only prudent that you spend a lot of time buying drinks and rounds of golf for our politicians.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I'll sell you this watch for $20

If I offered to sell you a $17.5K car for $2,600 you would assume that there was theft involved. The same is true when solar companies the government tries to sell you their products. With claims of "up to 85% off" you know that someone is getting robbed. That someone is the taxpayers, both current and future.

One of the things I look forward to most in life is the end of the green fad. That very special time in the future where we will look back and laugh at how gullible some people were.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I can't wait until the DMV takes credit/debit cards so I can find out how much extra they will charge us

Online Licensing
You may purchase your new or renewal dog license online through our secure site.

Note: Our secure site accepts Visa and MasterCard. There is a convenience fee of $2.49 that is charged to you for using the online service. There is no fee for a payment by check or cash made in our office or by mail. Using this online system is voluntary.

I should drive my V8 truck down to the animal shelter and pay by paper check. The entire private sector is pushing "paperless billing" and online payment, not because it is "green" but because it is so much cheaper, easier and efficient to take electronic payments.

But government has decided that since something is more convenient for the consumer there is money to be made. How much does it cost the county to have me hand a check to a PERS recipient, get a paper receipt and then have the same PERS recipient make record of the transaction and then put the check in a pouch so that another PERS recipient can take it to the bank?

I'm guessing that it's slightly more than having a website record a few 1's and 0's to have money direct deposited into their account. But since it's more convenient for me I guess I have to pay extra.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

If only there weren't crimes we wouldn't have criminals

Immigration Offenses Make Latinos New Majority in Federal Prisons, Report Says 

For the first time - Latinos make up more than half of all federal felony offenders sentenced so far this year, a major demographic shift swollen by immigration offenses, according to a new government report.

"Statistics like this have to start drawing attention to this country's immigration policies and what we're doing, if this is one of the results," said Fordham University Law School professor Deborah Denno, an expert on racial disparities in the criminal justice system. "The implications for Latinos are huge when you think of the number of families affected by having their breadwinners put away for what in some cases would be considered a non-violent offense."

 I love the crocodile tears of families being "torn apart" when one family member CHOOSES TO BREAK THE LAW. The implications for "Latinos" here is not the issue. The federal government isn't rounding up Latinos. The people who are affected by our criminal justice system are... wait for it... criminals!

 While I don't wish harm on anyone I would find it ironic if professor Deborah Denno has her ID stolen (non violent crime) and her house broken into (non violent crime). We would quickly find out how worried she was about the family of the perpetrator being broken up.


Monday, September 05, 2011

Final back to school special before we have to drive 20 mph again

For ALL Students Regardless of Immigration Status 

If our schools would spend as much time teaching kids to read as they do trying to help illegal aliens our students might have better test scores. I'm just saying...

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Petty cash for distribution?

From the "expenditures" spreadsheet:





Can anyone tell me what this means?

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Back to escuela especial


This position is open until filled.

Position: Mecha Club Advisor
Start Date: 8/29/2011

Flush with cash, our local public schools are now hiring racial supremacy group advisers. They need our kicker check or important positions like this might not happen.

NOTE: I'm not positive but I believe that for "extra duty" positions a teacher gets paid time and a half.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Back to school special

It's that very special time of year when I focus on our over-funded government indoctrination centers that act as day care centers for thousands of illegal alien children.

Today's post: Tigard-Tualatin school district job titles

The following people do not teach kids reading/writing/arithmetic:

ELL Secretary
First Step to Success Coordinator
Administrative Specialist / Community Relations
Associate Director of Federal Programs
Free and Reduced Application Specialist
Executive Assistant to HR/ Licensed
Administrative Specialist
Administrative Assistant
Director of Coordinated Education Services
Director of Community Relations
Executive Assistant
Executive Assistant to Director of Curriculum and Instruction

There must have been some huge budget cuts because I don't see an Administrative Executive Assistant Specialist to the ELL Coordinator. How our schools will manage without one of those is beyond me.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Excecutive amnesty

New DHS rules cancel deportations
The Homeland Security Department said Thursday it will halt deportation proceedings on a case-by-case basis against illegal immigrants who meet certain criteria such as attending school, having family in the military or are primarily responsible for other family members’ care.

The chief beneficiaries of the new guidance are likely to be illegal immigrant students who would have been eligible for legal status under the Dream Act, which stalled in Congress last year.

If you look at the "policy reform" timeline for ICE since Obama became president it has been one small amnesty after another.

2009-04-30 ICE issued a revised worksite enforcement strategy to focus on prosecuting employers, not simply arresting and removing workers. This policy steps away from the large raids resulting in significant numbers of arrested workers.
Don't arrest illegal aliens

2009-07 ICE revised the standard memorandum of agreement to restrict the immigration authority delegated to our state and local partners. The new agreements prohibit street officers from arresting aliens solely for civil immigration violations and convey clearly that officers must act in a manner consistent with ICE’s highest priority—the arrest of aliens convicted of crimes, with a particular focus on level one offenders.
Don't arrest illegal aliens

2009-09-24 ICE issued a directive to ICE attorneys to move to dismiss cases against aliens who are prima facie eligible for U-visas as the victims of crime. The same document directs that the aliens be granted a stay of removal pending the adjudication of their application for a U-visa.
Don't deport illegal aliens

2009-12-08 To address concern that more “collateral” aliens were arrested during fugitive operations than fugitive aliens, ICE issued new guidance that prioritizes criminal fugitives over non-criminal fugitives. Except in extraordinary circumstances, the policy also prohibits the detention of aliens who are seriously ill, disabled, pregnant, nursing, or the sole caretakers of children or the infirm.
Don't arrest illegal aliens that may happen to be around the illegal alien that you were looking for. This is like cops refusing to arrest fugitives that are passengers during a traffic stop because they were only after the driver.

2011-06-17 ICE issued a new policy to guide officers, agents and attorneys in their exercise of prosecutorial discretion.
Don't deport illegal aliens.

Laws on the book are being ignored by executive branch. The union for the border patrol agents issued a Vote of No Confidence in their leadership in 2010. And now in August of 2011 the Obama administration continues to steamroll over the legislative branch by ignoring the laws written by our elected representatives.

If I am a student, have a member of my family in the military or are primarily responsible for the care of another family member does this mean that I can't be sent to prison?

Make phone calls, write letters. Make sure that your neighbors know that during this extended time of 9%+ unemployment we have a president who wants to keep illegal workers on the job.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I can only hope that Warren Buffett's tax dollars paid for this program

Seattle's 'green jobs' program a bust
Last year, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn announced the city had won a coveted $20 million federal grant to invest in weatherization. The unglamorous work of insulating crawl spaces and attics had emerged as a silver bullet in a bleak economy – able to create jobs and shrink carbon footprint – and the announcement came with great fanfare.

But more than a year later, Seattle's numbers are lackluster. As of last week, only three homes had been retrofitted and just 14 new jobs have emerged from the program. Many of the jobs are administrative, and not the entry-level pathways once dreamed of for low-income workers.

The city had applied for the grant at a time of eco-giddiness, when former Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels was out-greening all other politicians except for Al Gore.

Woo, of Got Green, thinks the city needs to throw more money on incentives.

It was only a few days ago when I talked about politicians trying to out-green each other and now $20 million dollars has gone towards administration and putting insulation in three homes. (hint: you can buy insulation at Lowes or Home Depot and it is much much less expensive)

But even if we pretend that this had created thousands of jobs it's still just government make-work. They could pay half the country to dig holes and the other half to dig ditches but that doesn't make us an economic powerhouse.

If Obama's rich friends insist that taxes need to be raised I would hope that they will just start cutting checks for this kind of stuff.

Monday, August 15, 2011

I [heart] outsourcing!

I consider myself somewhere between the WSJ editorial page and Pat Buchanan when it comes to free trade but listening to the "no China" crowd on Lars today was just too much.

The reality is that all those callers are fans of outsourcing and unless they are farmers they outsource their most basic need: food production.

The average Joe has realized that it makes more sense for them to work 40 hours a week for a salary that allows them to buy inexpensive food from the grocery store rather than work 80 hours a week to grow their own food.

They trade their particular labor skills for money to exchange for goods/services from other people's particular labor skills. This only makes sense.

Rather than spend your time farming you can be a lawyer/mechanic/doctor/etc and buy food with money left over for housing, clothing and internet!

But I see these same people who are happy to "outsource" their internet connectivity to Comcast crying just because I don't mind buying an inexpensive toaster made in China.

I must be a fool for thinking that my time is better spent earning a wage that allows me to buy the toaster rather than spend my time building a fire and toasting the bread myself.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Who is this guy?

Does anyone know this guy, Dow Jones, who lives in New York and apparently isn't too happy with bloated government spending? Is he a member of the Tea Party or something?

On a serious note I think my head is going to explode the next time someone suggests that congress get called back into session to "do something." They are the problem, not the solution. If they would just promise to stay home for the next 3 years the markets would come roaring back.

Save money by spending it!

Oregon's Public Universities Plan To Go Solar
An ambitious solar project rolling out across Oregon college campuses next week would set one university on a path toward energy independence.

The five megawatts planned for Oregon Institute of Technology, Oregon State University, and Eastern Oregon would create a bigger solar project than any currently operating in Oregon.

"It's really a big deal. It's exciting. It's terrific for the people of Oregon, and it's really going to save us money in the long run," says OIT's President Christopher Maples.

State energy department records list the total estimated cost at more than $26 million. State and federal tax credits could cover much of that.

You know how I know this is a huge money saver: everyone is doing it! Oh wait...

I'm glad that these university presidents get to participate in the latest fad using taxpayer dollars but can they at least acknowledge that it's a money loser and not a money saver? Man up and just tell us that you want to be cooler than those kids in San Fransisco.

Government agencies trying to "out green" each other will be the death of us.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

You know the permit process is too strict when...

'Pedalounge' party bike stalled due to insurance, permit issues
Portland Pedalounge owner John Boblett is frustrated because he cannot get insurance due to what he feels is a problem with the City of Portland's permit requirements. The City says it's just protecting taxpayers from liability if anything goes wrong.

In short, the City of Portland requires that all for-profit business operating in the public right-of-way have insurance that puts all liability for accidents on the business owner. Boblett says his carrier has declined to issue him insurance specifically because his agent feels the City's language is too broad. According to Boblett's agent, the language includes a stipulation that Boblett would be liable in an accident even if failing City infrastructure was the cause.

Stop. I can't imagine anyone saying that the city of Portland fails to maintain it's road infrastructure. That comment just blew my mind.

Butler confirmed that they've gotten three requests for party-bike operator permits recently. Because of this interest and the fact that the vehicles are new to Portland, the Revenue Bureau has assembled a working group with representatives from the Police Bureau and Liquor Control to learn more about them.

How many different government bureaus does it take to let someone ride a big bike down the street? I actually find this hilarious because the same people who would normally cheer for the endless bureaucracy are now getting a taste of their own medicine.

It turns out that "bike friendly" takes a back seat to "government friendly" in the city of Portland!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Metro: the culturally insensitive puppet masters

In the lower left corner of this billboard is the logo for our regional government, Metro. Since your tax dollars paid for this ad let me translate: We are Oregonians and we recycle.

What really bothers me is how culturally insensitive this billboard is. On the road where this billboard is placed there are a lot of businesses that cater to Spanish speakers but I notice that the advertisements done by these companies are much different. These ads almost exclusively have a picture of a woman in a bikini on them.

This was taken by me just down the street during a 2008 day labor protest

For Metro to try to advertise to the illegal alien community using pictures of fully clothed women just shows that all the diversity training done so far has been a waste of time.

I'm convinced that the only way for Metro to make up for this multicultural faux pas is for them to make sure that their new employee, the puppeteer, can speak Spanish. Yes, Metro is currently hiring a puppeteer for $14.77 an hour.

The position will be represented by AFSCME Local 3850. You blue collar union boys must be proud.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

It's time for a compromise so that we can move forward

Both sides need to give a little in this situation. It is absolutely unthinkable to me that we would go into August without some sort of deal worked out. It's been a long debate but the deadline to act before it negatively impacts us is rapidly approaching. Get it done this coming week guys. We need to move forward.

I am, of coarse, talking about the NFL lockout.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

How long is this nutjob going to be my representative?

Wu at center of sex allegation
Rep. David Wu has been accused of an “unwanted sexual encounter” with the teenage daughter of a longtime friend, the latest scandal to engulf the troubled Oregon Democrat.

The Oregonian reported that the 56-year-old Wu “acknowledged a sexual encounter to his senior aides but insisted it was consensual,” according to sources aware of the incident.

Calling the episode “very serious,” Wu did not specifically address allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances toward the young woman who is the daughter of a donor.

After it became public that he tried to rape someone in college the voters of my district still returned this guy to office. Now I have to put on my really really really really surprised face when I hear news that he did something similar again.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Clean up the neighborhood

Report: Some illegal immigrants prepare to flee Alabama ahead of new law
Illegal immigrants in Alabama are selling off household items such as microwaves and sofas in preparation to leave the state if a tough new law goes into effect Sept. 1.

The Birmingham News' David White collects anecdotal evidence that some of the estimated 120,000 unauthorized immigrants in the state are considering leaving or have already left because they worry they would be arrested and deported under the new law.

Can you imagine any mayor/governor not holding a press conference if criminals left their jurisdiction in droves? If there was evidence that sex offenders were fleeing the state the headlines would be crying victory. If meth users wanted outside of city limits due to tough new laws there would be cheers at city hall.

But because these are politically popular criminals we get sob stories from the media.

Getting criminal aliens to self deport at no cost to the taxpayer is so easy even a politician can do it.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

As long as they rape in a culturally competent way

Oregon to close youth sex offender cottages at MacLaren
State officials plan to close the three closely guarded cottages that house sex offenders at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn, The Oregonian has learned.

Plans call for transferring about 75 convicted sex offenders into other "close custody" units elsewhere in Oregon or, potentially, into less secure halfway houses run by private nonprofits.

The closures, set to occur by Oct. 1, are the result of state budget cuts approved by the Legislature.

Of coarse the ONLY solution is to release sex offenders on the public. There is NOTHING else that the Youth Authority could do. It's not like they have ever made a claim like this:

OYA is the only juvenile justice agency in the nation with an Office of Minority Services.

Sometimes being the "only one" to do something means that you are doing it wrong. But hey, if someone needs to get raped so that the OYA can keep
Lily E. Caceres, Minority Services Hispanic Coordinator on the job then so be it.

But these are great priorities, it's not as if their class on Cultural Competencies & Overview of OMS services
is 4 hours long while the class on Contraband is a measly hour.

You know what else is more important than locking up rapists? Providing no charge tattoo removal! And of coarse you can't have a tattoo removal program without a Tattoo Removal

This is just me spending 10 minutes on the OYA website. A public records request for the working job titles of everyone in this department and then doing a search for the terms "diversity" and "multicultural" would only show how much more of this nonsense exists.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Go Rick Perry!

Texas executes Mexican after court stay rejected
Texas executed a Mexican citizen Thursday for the rape-slaying of a teenager after he and the White House pleaded in vain for a Supreme Court stay, saying he was denied help from his home country that could have helped him avoid the death penalty.

"One more thing," he said as the drugs began taking effect. Then he shouted twice, "Viva Mexico!"

After his execution, relatives of Leal who had gathered in Guadalupe, Mexico, burned a T-shirt with an image of the American flag in protest. Leal's uncle Alberto Leal criticized the U.S. justice system and the Mexican government and said, "There is a God who makes us all pay."

Uncle Alberto talks about God making someone pay but he's not referring to his nephew who raped and murdered a girl, he's talking about the justice system that held his nephew accountable.

So the rapist/murderer shouts "viva Mexico," the Mexicans burn the American flag and the whole time Obama was worried that we would offend our great neighbors to the south.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Because I would hate to see a criminal enterprise crumble

Oregon businesses join with unusual allies to press for comprehensive immigration reform
With Congress edging back into the battle over immigration reform, the leading House proposal is drawing opposition from a surprising place - Oregon businesses.

One of the leaders, Jeff Stone, executive director of the Oregon Association of Nurseries, calls the legislation introduced by House Judiciary Committee chairman Lamar Smith, R-Tex., "a recipe for disaster, not only for agriculture but for the national economy."

"In the worst case," he says, "you could see some Oregon operations crumble."

Smith's proposal would require all employers to use a federal database known as E-Verify to confirm that a prospective worker is legal. Currently, 250,000 businesses use E-Verify on a voluntary basis. That number would jump to 6 million if it became mandatory.

In unrelated news several local area bars and liquor stores are protesting a law requiring them to ask for ID when a patron looks under the age of 21. "This will cost us money" said the owner of one tavern.

Also, gun shops and sporting goods stores have now decided to treat form 4473 as a mere formality. "Sure we have someone fill it out, but we can't actually be bothered to verify if the information is accurate" was the response of most gun stores. An industry advocate said "Our business model requires that we sell firearms to felons and those prohibited by law, when we ignore the rules we make more money."

In news related to the economy it seems that local business have taken to pirating software on a mass scale. "I would estimate that 70% of our business software is undocumented" said one local office who wished to remain anonymous. It seems that companies have figured out that if they break the law it can only strengthen the bottom line.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Go drive drunk on their roads

An Illegal Alien's Guide to the Top Five Best Places to Live In America
When “relocating” to the United States, it’s best to avoid states that have selfishly put the interests of their legal residents ahead of yours with laws that hinder your access to jobs and benefits. But many attractive destinations remain, endorsed by millions of illegal aliens already living in each.

1. California
2. Montgomery Country, Maryland
3. Washington State
4. Chicago - All of Illinois too!
5. New Haven, Connecticut

Final Tip

Given that the citizens of these destinations keep voting for politicians who enact policies that welcome illegal immigration, we’re certain they’ll be pleased by your arrival.

Valid reasons for the top five selection are spelled out in the article. We can only hope that somewhere a Spanish version of this list exists so that maybe Oregon will experience fewer drug crimes, have fewer jobs stolen and fewer wastes of taxpayer money.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

First they came for the jet owners...

Raise your hand if you own something that you don't "need." I'm always amazed when various people ask questions like "why does someone 'need' a 30 round magazine" or "why does someone 'need' a yacht."

The correct answer is that you don't "need" any of these things, but it's none of your business if I want them. You don't need a DVD player. You don't need shoes. You don't need a microwave.

Instead of talking about whether or not a business can depreciate the value of their private jet we should be asking why government gets to tax that asset to begin with.

If a company wants to buy a jet/forklift/CNC machine/etc why does the government demand a piece of the action?

Instead of asking if raising taxes in a down economy will "help create jobs" we should ask why government deserves to take more of what people earn.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Some lawbreakers are more equal than others

Dems Push Ahead With DREAM Act, as ICE Offers New Guidelines for Illegal Immigrant Cases
Sen. Dick Durbin plans to make a full-court press Tuesday to revive the debate over a controversial proposal to give illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children a path to legal status, as the Obama administration moves on a separate track to grant what some describe as "amnesty" to the same group.

The hearing and a recent memo from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement suggest officials are moving on two fronts to give illegal immigrant students a chance at staying.

The memo issued June 17 from ICE Director John Morton instructs staff to consider 19 factors when exercising "prosecutorial discretion" -- or the discretion an ICE attorney has in deciding whether and how to pursue or dismiss an immigration case.

What if there was a memo that suggested "discretion" could be used when prosecuting white drug dealers? Would that be equal justice under the law?

When those in the executive branch issue memos instructing people to refuse to enforce the laws written by the legislative branch we have a serious problem.

Again I ask, which laws can the rest of us ignore?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The new Americans

In Gold Cup final, it's red, white and boo again
On a balmy early Saturday summer evening, the U.S soccer team played for a prestigious championship in a U.S. stadium … and was smothered in boos.

Its fans were vastly outnumbered. Its goalkeeper was bathed in a chanted obscenity. Even its national anthem was filled with the blowing of air horns and bouncing of beach balls.

Welcome to another unveiling of that social portrait known as a U.S.-Mexico soccer match, streaked as always in deep colors of red, white, blue, green … and gray.

"Obviously … the support that Mexico has on the night like tonight makes it a home game for them," said U.S. Coach Bob Bradley, choosing his words carefully. "It's part of something we have to deal with on the night."

Multiculturalism rears it's ugly head again. Our illegal alien friends obviously have no loyalty to the United States. They come here to steal. But also disturbing is how their anchor babies grow up to feel loyalty to a country other than the U.S.

Kids who have never seen Mexico still consider themselves "Mexicans." The consequences of this are going to be worse than just our soccer team losing on our home soil.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I know that I'm proud

In the "nothing better to do" category we have Governor Kitzhaber declaring June to be "pride month."


I know that the genderqueer provide me with endless inspiration! Join Dr. K in this observance!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Another "biggest ever" moment for Oregon

Oregon Marijuana Grow – Marijuana Growers in Wallowa County Arrested
Oregon state police and other states agencies recently found a marijuana plantation in Wallowa County, Oregon. The marijuana grow was found in a very remote part of the county. So far, it is believed to be the largest outdoor marijuana plantation ever found in the state.

The amount of land that the marijuana grow covered was unprecedented, and more than a mile of land was devoted to the plantation.

La Grande Police Sergeant, John Shaul expressed amazement at the amount of marijuana being grown, calling it “staggering.” Shaul stated in the press release, “Many people would be outraged at the damage to our public lands caused by illegal marijuana growers.”

As noted in the press release, the following people were arrested and taken into custody: Arturo Barrera, 26, Federico Carrasco, 24, Christian Gonzalez, 28, Fredy Montes, 32, Jesus Sanchez, 21 and Audel Soto, 29.

Since these fine gentleman haven't yet shown up on the inmate roster (NOTE: use Umatilla County list for Wallowa) we don't know for sure but I'm willing to go out on a limb here and say that at least some of them are here illegaly.

It's always exciting to see another "biggest" drug bust perpetrated by folks who shouldn't be here in the first place.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Summer is here, let the government feed your kids!

It's the end of another school year, time for my annual summer lunch program roundup!

Free summer lunch program
Lunches will be served Monday-Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the following sites: Bridgeport, Metzger and Templeton elementary schools and Bonita Villa, Greenburg Oaks, Oleson Woods and The Colonies apartment complexes.

Tigard-Tualatin school district will come to your apartment complex and feed you. It's free!*

*Free lunch means that you are not a taxpayer. If you are not a taxpayer you will pay for both the food and the government employees to hand out the food.

Summer food service program
Join us for Nutritious Summer Meals at No Charge

This flyer, including trademarked Power Panther, is also available in Spanish.

Free Summer Lunch Program Begins June 20
For some students, summer can mean 10 weeks of hunger, but summer nutrition programs offered by local school districts help to ensure that children can continue to have healthy lunches even after school's out!

Are there really parents that don't feed their children for 10 weeks because school is out?

The bottom line is that every school district now provides this service. Parents are absolved of any responsibility for feeding their children. They will literally come to the apartments where you live. You don't even need to get off the sofa or put your cigarette down. Just send the kids outside and the government will feed them and send the rest of us the bill.