Monday, January 31, 2011

Practice what you preach?

Would You Like to Donate Your Kicker Refund
If you're receiving a state kicker refund for the 2010 tax year, you can donate this refund amount to the Oregon State School Fund.
Note: Once you choose to donate your kicker refund, you cannot change your decision for the 2010 tax year.

How many of you good tax loving liberals check the "yes" box when you file?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Despotic governments hate armed citizens

I bet the citizens of Egypt wish that their God-given right to keep and bear arms was protected by their founding documents right about now...

It's hard to convince your rulers to turn the internet back on when all you can do is throw rocks.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

State of the Union randoms

Who would rather watch the E*Trade baby give the State of the Union speech? I know I would.

Also there have been several suggestions made to me about a drinking game to play. What words/topics/phrases would be good to drink to when Obama brings them up?

Has anyone looked at the Vegas odds for Obama being late to this speech like he is to every other media conference?

Monday, January 24, 2011

U of O alumni is disgusted

Commentary: Inviting Angela Davis to campus an abomination
Can it really be so, Angela Davis on University-funded invitation, came to campus this past week, for pay to "preach" on rights abuses and moral and ethical and civil compasses?

Her publicity states: "She worked with prisoners." Here's how:

Angela Davis supplied guns to friends in 1970 that took over the Marin County, Calif., courtroom of almost retired 65-year-old Judge Harold Haley, duct-taped a cut-down, sawed-off double-barrel shotgun to his neck like a tie and terrorized him like that for several hours. When a rescue was desperately attempted, they cut short his retirement plans but ended his suffering by pulling the trigger and literally blowing his head off with both barrels.

Today, Angela Davis is now an honored guest of the University of Oregon.

How about the "prisoner work" she did do prison time for — trying to smuggle a handgun into Folsom Prison buried in her then beehive-styled hairdo?

With a resume like that I'm just shocked she wasn't there to help launch Barrack Obama's political career.

I'm glad to see University Alumni expressing outrage at the school helping a criminal profit from her crimes.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I really feel like they know my family!

A tale of diversity from our state government: (page 11)

Taking Care of Barrio Business

Mr. Gonzales worked dayshift at a factory. He worked very hard. He worked long, long hours, even asking for overtime because he heard lay-offs were coming. Because of his immigration status, Mr. Gonzales knew he would not get another job that paid as well. He came home dirty, bone tired, and anxious.

Mrs. Gonzales assembled computer boards for Intel. She made about 60% more per hour than her husband. She worked with women she called her comadres. They shared meals. She came home from swing-shift happy.

Beatings began when Mr. Gonzales and their teenaged son got into angry arguments. These fights got worse, until Mr. Gonzales went into a furious rage. Mrs. Gonzales intervened, and she was hurt badly, several times. Sra. Sanchez, an older friend at work, asked Mrs. Gonzales to trust her to intervene correctly. Mr. Gonzales’ anger was destroying his family. Mr. Gonzales was losing the respect of his wife, his son, his daughter.

Sra. Sanchez told her nephew-in-law, a community activist, who asked an elder Uncle, Father Martin, and Officer Barrios for help. The four men ate dinner at the church and talked to Mr. Gonzales about his job and his anger.

Elder Uncle asked if he could come visit Sundays, Father Martin said he expected Sr. Gonzales at morning Mass, Officer Barrios told Mr. Gonzales to give any guns he had to his nephew to keep safely – no questions asked – his nephew would engage community employment resources to relieve work pressure on Mr. Gonzales, whether or not he was laid-off.

What each man did - each with his own kind of family, community, legal and moral authority - was show understanding and offer their masculine strength. What the group did was to open wide Sr. Gonzales’ family’s windows so that his community’s nurturance and his community’s disapproval could reach inside.

What the group and Mr. Gonzales know is each group member is trusted to respect Sr. Gonzales’ manhood and privacy. Their moral expectations of Mr. Gonzales’ behavior and their prominence in a tight-knit ethnic community, practically assures Mr. Gonzales compliance.

The problem identified in this story is not a lack of cultural competency by any state bureaucrat, the problem is that a criminal alien is worried about his work status because he is breaking the law.

The criminal alien then chooses to use that as an excuse to beat his wife and kid.
This is an issue for someone with the word "officer" or "deputy" in his job title but our state government thinks that it's an opportunity to be more "inclusive." Enter the bureaucrat with "diversity" or "cultural" in their job title.

And don't forget that being "inclusive" in this example involved "community members" aiding and abetting an illegal alien with "employment resources" that should be going to a legal worker.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday MLK Musings

How did I manage to put my pants on the correct way when everyone from government had the day off?

Did anyone not accomplish what they set out to today because government offices were closed?

If only the "non-essential" government employees had the day off does that make you wonder why, if they aren't essential, we pay them in the first place?

Isn't "affirmative action" and "equal opportunity employer" an oxymoron?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Meandering Thursday night post

Oregon bicycle enthusiasts in uproar over proposed ban on young children on bikes
(My proposed headline: Liberals realize that Democrats really do want to control every aspect of our lives)

House Bill 2228 introduced by Rep. Mitch Greenlick (D-Portland), would amend an Oregon statute that bans unlawful passengers on a bike by making it illegal to carry a child younger than 6 either on the bike or in a trailer. The bill includes a fine of $90.

"This is how the process starts," he said. "We have hearings. People start testifying. You start getting the information to find out whether there is a problem or not."

Another solution in search of a problem. Our citizen full time legislators introduce freedom killing bills for just for the sake of doing something. Rather than the starting point of "free people should go about their lives with as little interference from us as possible" they begin at "how can we make changes in the lives of our subjects?"

Every one of you who voted for annual sessions deserves this, the rest of us don't. Remember when they made changes to school zone speed limits that no one could understand? That was fun.

Here's a fun one from our new governor's webpage:

The Governor of the State of Oregon is committed to the right of all persons to work and advance on the basis of merit, ability, and potential. The Governor has delegated authority to the Director of the Affirmative Action Office to follow ORS 243.315.

The Director will assist in the implementation and monitor affirmative action plans in all state agencies. This will foster work environments that recruit, retain and promote employees who represent the broadest possible spectrum of society, which includes women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and all other protected classes.

So merit and ability count as long as your are the correct minority.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

As if prevailing wage didn't cost us enough

Administrative Specialist 1 (Prevailing Wage Rate Unit)
$2,380.00 - $3,383.00 Monthly

The Prevailing Wage Rate (PWR) program is integral to the mission(s) of the Bureau of Labor and Industries and the Wage and Hour Division, which require this agency to enforce state laws relating to wages, hours, and terms and conditions of employment

Through PWR education and outreach programs, compliance with the PWR laws is effected in a positive way.

The primary purpose of this position is to assist with seminar preparations by preparing and sending forms relevant to PWR seminars. Provide support to the PWR Operations and Policy Analyst 2 position and set up training accommodations, make travel and lodging arrangements as needed and prepare purchase orders associated with same.

For the handsome price of $3,383 + benefits each month we will get a PERS recipient to prepare seminars telling everyone how great it is to pay above market rates when tax dollars are being spent.

The albatross of growing government can't be sustained like this forever.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

We should just shut up

The Censorship Of Madmen
Within hours of the attack on Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords, liberal bloggers, pundits, and even politicians raced to pin responsibility on the Tea Party, Sarah Palin, Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and the general “climate of hate” produced by opposition to President Obama’s agenda.

The idea that millions of Americans should meekly submit to an aggressive statist agenda, because resistance might provoke a lunatic to shoot a congresswoman, is deeply offensive to the ideals of liberty and free speech.

The attempts to link resistance to violence, or discredit it through manufactured charges of racism, is nothing less than totalitarian. If the exercise of free speech makes you an accessory to murder, there is no such thing as free speech. The Left has spent the last few hours screaming that all dissent from their ideology leads to violence. Well, there is only one form of government that requires violence to achieve dissent. If the Left wants to push this meme, they are indicting themselves as tyrants.

Go read the whole article. Then go read the fun posts on Democratic Underground where they are calling for the banning of FOX News, Glen Beck and the jailing of Sarah Palin. Good stuff there, very well thought out.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Tan Klan meeting next month: no whites and leave the kids at home

Before you go thinking that Klan meetings are a thing of the past...
Raza Unida Youth Conference
t is our pleasure to announce that M.E.Ch.A. de UO will be hosting the 7th annual Raza Unida Youth Conference (RUYC) on February 23, 2011. As you may already know the RUYC is an all day event where we invite Latina/o high school students from Lane County and other parts of the state to come to our campus and participate in a day filled with workshops, Keynotes, a campus tour and the building of relationships

One of our primary goals is the recruitment and retention of Oregon’s Chicana/o and Latina/o students. M.E.Ch.A.’s intent is to ensure that Chicano/a and Latino/a cultures and philosophies are being represented at the University of Oregon and in our surrounding communities.

Please note your skin color before attempting to attend this function being held at a public university. You may also want to avoid the campus on this day if you are a 12 year old girl since they will be celebrating Latino culture and philosophies.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Actions cause reactions: Portlanders shocked

Homeless man killed by police had 40 prior arrests
The homeless man shot and killed by Portland Police Sunday had a violent past, according to Chief Mike Reese.

Police aren't releasing the homeless man's name, but say he was arrested 40 times in Oregon and California, and was incarcerated in both states.

Two Portland police officers shot and killed the man Sunday after responding to a 911 call, where a man was threatening to kill a female security guard.

It wouldn't matter if this guy had never been arrested before and led his church choir, once a reasonable person believes that you are an imminent threat to cause themselves or someone else serious physical injury or death then they can use deadly force to stop you.

And we can't have police saying "sorry kids, we had to let the guy murder your mother because he had a mental illness and we are powerless to stop him."

I don't even understand how this is something we are talking about. The cops are doing their jobs. If Sam Adams doesn't want them to shoot people he should take their guns and see how many officers stay on board.