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.