Monthly Archives: December 2005

The Executive Club, The Victoria Taft Show, and KPAM AM 860, THE TALK STATION, bring to you The Taxpayer Academy Awards


BE HERE! Taxpayer Academy Awards!
Wedneday, Jan 4th, 6:00-8:00 at the Airport Shilo Inn and broadcast live on the Victoria Taft Show from 6-9pm!
Several candidates for Governor will be in attendance at this event for the straw poll that will be held.Why don’t you plan to come too? Here’s where you can get info:
OregonWatchdog.comTaxpayer Association of Oregon(503) 603-9009 PO Box 23573 Tigard OR 9728




Don McIntire of the Taxpayers Association of Oregon, Dave

Hunnicut of Oregonians in Action, and KPAM’s Victoria Taft
at last year’s event.

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IT’S ABOUT TIME…NYT’s latest on spy case.

Give Michelle Malkin props for revealing the real story of the NYT spy leak case. Read her latest here.

Justice Dept. Probing Domestic Spying Leak
By TONI LOCY, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department has opened an investigation into the leak of classified information about President Bush’s secret domestic spying program.

…White House spokesman Trent Duffy said Justice undertook the action on its own, and the president was informed of it on Friday.
“The leaking of classified information is a serious issue. The fact is that al-Qaida’s playbook is not printed on Page One and when America’s is, it has serious ramifications,” Duffy told reporters in Crawford, Texas, where Bush was spending the holidays

Gotta love it. When we (that means the United States) succeed in Iraq and continue to quell terrorist attacks on the United States, will they be “President Bush’s” success?
The New York Times’ defense in the Valerie Plame issue opened this can of worms.
I wonder, will this investigation also cover the ‘outing’ of the ‘secret’ prisons containing Al Qaeda types? Watch out Washington Post. Send your love notes to the Times.
If it’s discovered that this story gave Al Qaeda and other terror cells information they didn’t have already and helps them pull off another attack, can we call it the New York Times’ Terror Attack?

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IT’S ABOUT TIME…NYT’s latest on spy case.

Give Michelle Malkin props for revealing the real story of the NYT spy leak case. Read her latest here.

Justice Dept. Probing Domestic Spying Leak
By TONI LOCY, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department has opened an investigation into the leak of classified information about President Bush’s secret domestic spying program.

…White House spokesman Trent Duffy said Justice undertook the action on its own, and the president was informed of it on Friday.
“The leaking of classified information is a serious issue. The fact is that al-Qaida’s playbook is not printed on Page One and when America’s is, it has serious ramifications,” Duffy told reporters in Crawford, Texas, where Bush was spending the holidays

Gotta love it. When we (that means the United States) succeed in Iraq and continue to quell terrorist attacks on the United States, will they be “President Bush’s” success?
The New York Times’ defense in the Valerie Plame issue opened this can of worms.
I wonder, will this investigation also cover the ‘outing’ of the ‘secret’ prisons containing Al Qaeda types? Watch out Washington Post. Send your love notes to the Times.
If it’s discovered that this story gave Al Qaeda and other terror cells information they didn’t have already and helps them pull off another attack, can we call it the New York Times’ Terror Attack?

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

BE HERE FOR THE TAXPAYER ACADEMY AWARDS!

COME ON DOWN! Call the Taxpayers Association of Oregon at 503-603-9009 and be a part of this wonderful spectacle. Have dinner, watch the Academy Awards, and the Victoria Taft Show!
Taxpayer Academy Awards Nominations Ballots sent to 10,000 Oregonians, and will be revealed during the Awards Ceremony Jan 4th as part of the January Oregon Executive Club monthly meeting. It will be held at 6:00-8:00 at the Airport Shilo Inn and broadcast live on the Victoria Taft Show KPAM 860 AM! This award program represents one of the largest political awards given in the state.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

BE HERE FOR THE TAXPAYER ACADEMY AWARDS!

COME ON DOWN! Call the Taxpayers Association of Oregon at 503-603-9009 and be a part of this wonderful spectacle. Have dinner, watch the Academy Awards, and the Victoria Taft Show!
Taxpayer Academy Awards Nominations Ballots sent to 10,000 Oregonians, and will be revealed during the Awards Ceremony Jan 4th as part of the January Oregon Executive Club monthly meeting. It will be held at 6:00-8:00 at the Airport Shilo Inn and broadcast live on the Victoria Taft Show KPAM 860 AM! This award program represents one of the largest political awards given in the state.

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Scrooges: Blumenauer and Mc Dermott

It wasn’t a bill that called for the outlaw of drilling in Puget Sound, pretty light rail trains, bike trails or tapping of phone conversations of congressional leaders, but bow-tie (Earl) Blumenauer and Baghdad (Jim) Mc Dermott voted against it anyway. What did these two northwest congressional back benchers vote against? Supporting Christmas symbols.
NewsMax has the list of 22 congressional reps who voted against a resolution proffered by Representative JoAnn Davis, a republican from Virginia. The resolution called for:

Whereas Christmas is a national holiday celebrated on December 25; and
Whereas the Framers intended that the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States would prohibit the establishment of religion, not prohibit any mention of religion or reference to God in civic dialog: Now, therefore be it resolved, that the House of Representatives –
(1) Recognizes the importance of the symbols and traditions of Christmas; (2) Strongly disapproves of attempts to ban references to Christmas; and (3) Expresses support for the use of these symbols and traditions, for those who celebrate Christmas.

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Scrooges: Blumenauer and Mc Dermott

It wasn’t a bill that called for the outlaw of drilling in Puget Sound, pretty light rail trains, bike trails or tapping of phone conversations of congressional leaders, but bow-tie (Earl) Blumenauer and Baghdad (Jim) Mc Dermott voted against it anyway. What did these two northwest congressional back benchers vote against? Supporting Christmas symbols.
NewsMax has the list of 22 congressional reps who voted against a resolution proffered by Representative JoAnn Davis, a republican from Virginia. The resolution called for:

Whereas Christmas is a national holiday celebrated on December 25; and
Whereas the Framers intended that the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States would prohibit the establishment of religion, not prohibit any mention of religion or reference to God in civic dialog: Now, therefore be it resolved, that the House of Representatives –
(1) Recognizes the importance of the symbols and traditions of Christmas; (2) Strongly disapproves of attempts to ban references to Christmas; and (3) Expresses support for the use of these symbols and traditions, for those who celebrate Christmas.

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Is it UNREASONABLE to "Search" (tap) a Phone Line of a Person Associated With Al Qaeda?

And should they have any presumption of privacy, knowing, as they
do, that we’re in a war against terrorists/Al Qaeda?

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and
effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Read this analysis from the PowerLine Blog.

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Good News for Otis: Washington State’s DUI law looks to be headed for the tank

This article in the Seattle Times points out that Washington’s DUI law is at odds with the federal constitution on that pesky little detail about “innocent until proven guilty.”
The last time I checked, the Sonics’ Rashard Lewis wasn’t a suspected terrorist and wasn’t engaged in terrorist activities so may have his recent DUI expunged from his record.
Here’s the money quote from the story:

Washington, they pointed out, is what’s known as a “per se” state. That means if your breath-alcohol content measures 0.08 or greater, you’re guilty of DUI. So if the judge is required to admit breath-test results into evidence, it’s up to the defendant to prove his innocence. That is at odds with federal law, which says you’re innocent until proved guilty.

Blogger shout out to orbusmax!

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