Monthly Archives: January 2006

OPERATION ID: DAY 9 CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?


Don’t look now, Bill, here they come!

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

Hamas. They still want to kill Jews and us.

Read the platform of Hamas here by the “Political” director of this terrorist group.
Money Quote:

Our message to the US and EU governments is this: your attempt to force us to give up our principles or our struggle is in vain. Our people who gave thousands of martyrs, the millions of refugees who have waited for nearly 60 years to return home and our 9,000 political and war prisoners in Israeli jails have not made those sacrifices in order to settle for close to nothing.
Hamas has been elected mainly because of its immovable faith in the inevitability of victory; and Hamas is immune to bribery, intimidation and blackmail. While we are keen on having friendly relations with all nations we shall not seek friendships at the expense of our legitimate rights. We have seen how other nations, including the peoples of Vietnam and South Africa, persisted in their struggle until their quest for freedom and justice was accomplished. We are no different, our cause is no less worthy, our determination is no less profound and our patience is no less abundant.

Here’s a piece by Richard Cohen on Hamas’s victory. And here HIS money quote:
In due course we will be told that what Hamas has been insisting on for years — the utter destruction of Israel — is not really a serious goal. Hamas should not be taken literally and, anyway, it will be forced to moderate both its platform and its policies by the reality of governing. When, for instance, it repeats the words of its charter — “The solution of the problem (Israel) will only take place by holy war” — we will be assured that it is only throwing red meat to what in America is called “the base.” As for its truculent anti-Semitism — not to be confused in this case with anti-Zionism — it, too, will be dismissed as without consequence. Hamas will have to deal with reality — and Israel, in the region, is the mightiest reality of them all. Yasser Arafat came to understand that.

Here’s a thoughtful (as usual) piece from Christopher Hitchens on the Hamas election. Here’s something to think about for those who want to blame the president for global warming and all terrorism.
It is shallow and short-term, therefore, to write up the election result as a bitter fruit for the Bush administration’s democracy initiative. (What was the alternative? No elections? Elections but without Hamas participation? And do not forget that the combined vote for the four secular and leftist and independent lists, at a time of extreme pressure to conform to either Fatah or Hamas candidates, was over 112,000 ballots, or about a tenth of the total.)

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

Hamas. They still want to kill Jews and us.

Read the platform of Hamas here by the “Political” director of this terrorist group.
Money Quote:

Our message to the US and EU governments is this: your attempt to force us to give up our principles or our struggle is in vain. Our people who gave thousands of martyrs, the millions of refugees who have waited for nearly 60 years to return home and our 9,000 political and war prisoners in Israeli jails have not made those sacrifices in order to settle for close to nothing.
Hamas has been elected mainly because of its immovable faith in the inevitability of victory; and Hamas is immune to bribery, intimidation and blackmail. While we are keen on having friendly relations with all nations we shall not seek friendships at the expense of our legitimate rights. We have seen how other nations, including the peoples of Vietnam and South Africa, persisted in their struggle until their quest for freedom and justice was accomplished. We are no different, our cause is no less worthy, our determination is no less profound and our patience is no less abundant.

Here’s a piece by Richard Cohen on Hamas’s victory. And here HIS money quote:
In due course we will be told that what Hamas has been insisting on for years — the utter destruction of Israel — is not really a serious goal. Hamas should not be taken literally and, anyway, it will be forced to moderate both its platform and its policies by the reality of governing. When, for instance, it repeats the words of its charter — “The solution of the problem (Israel) will only take place by holy war” — we will be assured that it is only throwing red meat to what in America is called “the base.” As for its truculent anti-Semitism — not to be confused in this case with anti-Zionism — it, too, will be dismissed as without consequence. Hamas will have to deal with reality — and Israel, in the region, is the mightiest reality of them all. Yasser Arafat came to understand that.

Here’s a thoughtful (as usual) piece from Christopher Hitchens on the Hamas election. Here’s something to think about for those who want to blame the president for global warming and all terrorism.
It is shallow and short-term, therefore, to write up the election result as a bitter fruit for the Bush administration’s democracy initiative. (What was the alternative? No elections? Elections but without Hamas participation? And do not forget that the combined vote for the four secular and leftist and independent lists, at a time of extreme pressure to conform to either Fatah or Hamas candidates, was over 112,000 ballots, or about a tenth of the total.)

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

OPERATION ID: Day 8

Can you hear me now?
That’s a 10′ conference table at KPAM. It’s covered, multiple letters deep, with your letters for Operation ID. Keep ’em coming!

Dear Governor Kulongoski and Secretary of State Bradbury,
I’d like you to check if persons applying for state benefits, driver’s licenses, and voting privileges are American citizens and legal residents of Oregon. In short, you should make people requesting these benefits to PROVE IT.
It seems like such a reasonable request, yet, it doesn’t this doesn’t happen to my satisfaction in the state of Oregon.
· Mr. Bradbury has said recently that asking for proof of citizenship would deter voter participation. He’s absolutely right. It would deter people who are not legal citizens from voting. We shouldn’t have to point out to you that this is how it should be.
· At a time when the Department of Human Services is $172 million in the hole five months into their current fiscal year budget, giving away benefits to people who are non citizens makes no sense and is an insult to taxpayers who expect their dollars to go to needy Oregon citizens!
· In the case of Oregon driver’s licenses, we’ve seen the mockery that is the system of identification at the DMV in the recent Hillsboro case in which 80,000 people, most illegal aliens, with PHONY ID received driver’s licenses.
Sirs, let’s be clear here: this isn’t about anti immigration, as some in the media and in activist groups would frame it; this is about being opposed to giving benefits and services to ILLEGAL immigrants. ILLEGAL.
In a post 9/11 world, in a time at which government officials tell us important state programs go wanting for tax dollars, we demand you immediately order state government workers to require people who want to fully participate in these activities PROVE they’re citizens.
It’s outrageous that we even have to ask.

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

John Walker Lindh: Dupe?

The of father of John Walker Lindh “The American Taliban” wants his son to be given sympathy by way of a commutation of his sentence for committing acts of terror against the US on behalf of his hero, Usama bin Laden. Read this by Robert Young Pelton and tell me if Lindh should be given one ounce of sympathy.
After chronicling several times in which Lindh is given an opportunity to fess up and get the heck out of Afghanistan, the tell tale opportunity is when Lindh is face to face with CIA interrogator, Mike Spann, and knows of an impending attack by armed jihadis. Lindh, once again, sells out his country.

Spann and Tyson play a clumsy game of “good cop, bad cop”. But one thing is clear; they offer Lindh a way out. Lindh is alone with two of his fellow countrymen with full knowledge of the violence that is about to happen. He says nothing. If there was ever one moment that will define one man and damn another this was it. Lindh is put back into the lineup and Mike Spann will die in the next few minutes as Uzbeks rush up from the basement, yelling Allahhuakbar detonate hidden grenades. The fighting begins. Lindh has once again has been given a clear choice between right and wrong and once again. He makes that clear choice again.

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

OPERATION ID: Day 8

Can you hear me now?
That’s a 10′ conference table at KPAM. It’s covered, multiple letters deep, with your letters for Operation ID. Keep ’em coming!

Dear Governor Kulongoski and Secretary of State Bradbury,
I’d like you to check if persons applying for state benefits, driver’s licenses, and voting privileges are American citizens and legal residents of Oregon. In short, you should make people requesting these benefits to PROVE IT.
It seems like such a reasonable request, yet, it doesn’t this doesn’t happen to my satisfaction in the state of Oregon.
· Mr. Bradbury has said recently that asking for proof of citizenship would deter voter participation. He’s absolutely right. It would deter people who are not legal citizens from voting. We shouldn’t have to point out to you that this is how it should be.
· At a time when the Department of Human Services is $172 million in the hole five months into their current fiscal year budget, giving away benefits to people who are non citizens makes no sense and is an insult to taxpayers who expect their dollars to go to needy Oregon citizens!
· In the case of Oregon driver’s licenses, we’ve seen the mockery that is the system of identification at the DMV in the recent Hillsboro case in which 80,000 people, most illegal aliens, with PHONY ID received driver’s licenses.
Sirs, let’s be clear here: this isn’t about anti immigration, as some in the media and in activist groups would frame it; this is about being opposed to giving benefits and services to ILLEGAL immigrants. ILLEGAL.
In a post 9/11 world, in a time at which government officials tell us important state programs go wanting for tax dollars, we demand you immediately order state government workers to require people who want to fully participate in these activities PROVE they’re citizens.
It’s outrageous that we even have to ask.

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

John Walker Lindh: Dupe?

The of father of John Walker Lindh “The American Taliban” wants his son to be given sympathy by way of a commutation of his sentence for committing acts of terror against the US on behalf of his hero, Usama bin Laden. Read this by Robert Young Pelton and tell me if Lindh should be given one ounce of sympathy.
After chronicling several times in which Lindh is given an opportunity to fess up and get the heck out of Afghanistan, the tell tale opportunity is when Lindh is face to face with CIA interrogator, Mike Spann, and knows of an impending attack by armed jihadis. Lindh, once again, sells out his country.

Spann and Tyson play a clumsy game of “good cop, bad cop”. But one thing is clear; they offer Lindh a way out. Lindh is alone with two of his fellow countrymen with full knowledge of the violence that is about to happen. He says nothing. If there was ever one moment that will define one man and damn another this was it. Lindh is put back into the lineup and Mike Spann will die in the next few minutes as Uzbeks rush up from the basement, yelling Allahhuakbar detonate hidden grenades. The fighting begins. Lindh has once again has been given a clear choice between right and wrong and once again. He makes that clear choice again.

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

OPERATION ID: DAY 7

What secretary of state Bill Bradbury doesn’t want you to see: the state of the voter rolls. He doesn’t want to know if those on his list are citizens. That’s why he doesn’t check. He calls racist those who demand the voter rolls to be checked to make sure all who use the franchise are legal citizens.
OPERATION ID is a letter writing campaign designed to bring pressure on Bradbury and the Governor to require those who receive state benefits, driver’s licenses and voter privileges be US citizens. Get the letter here. Find more info here.
Bradbury has fought those efforts in the past. Can he honestly ignore you now?
After finding out Washington State’s voter rolls included 36,000 double registered voters and 11,500 dead people, how can Bradbury honestly maintain the state of our voter rolls are cleaner? How would he know? He doesn’t check!
Get your copy of the letter, print it, sign it and send it back. We need your support! Thanks to rinowatch for the picture. It’s priceless.

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

OPERATION ID: DAY 7

What secretary of state Bill Bradbury doesn’t want you to see: the state of the voter rolls. He doesn’t want to know if those on his list are citizens. That’s why he doesn’t check. He calls racist those who demand the voter rolls to be checked to make sure all who use the franchise are legal citizens.
OPERATION ID is a letter writing campaign designed to bring pressure on Bradbury and the Governor to require those who receive state benefits, driver’s licenses and voter privileges be US citizens. Get the letter here. Find more info here.
Bradbury has fought those efforts in the past. Can he honestly ignore you now?
After finding out Washington State’s voter rolls included 36,000 double registered voters and 11,500 dead people, how can Bradbury honestly maintain the state of our voter rolls are cleaner? How would he know? He doesn’t check!
Get your copy of the letter, print it, sign it and send it back. We need your support! Thanks to rinowatch for the picture. It’s priceless.

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

OPERATION ID: Day 6

KEEP THE LETTERS COMING IN THIS THING IS GETTING HUGE! WASHINGTON RESIDENTS: SEND IN YOUR LETTERS, TOO!
tonight on the show: Jim Gilchrist, founder of the MinuteMen, JD Hayworth, Congressman and author of the new book, Whatever it Takes, and a former Saddam military insider who tells where the WMD are. Governor candidate Jason Atkinson on Portland schools being used as bait for the legislature. Be here tonight!

FIND THE LETTER AT KPAM.COM, VICTORIA’S PAGE (CLICK MY PHOTO), DOWNLOAD THE CITIZEN LETTER, PRINT IT, SIGN IT, SEND IT BACK TO ME: VICTORIA TAFT, KPAM, AM 860, 888 SW FIFTH AVENUE, SUITE 790, PORTLAND, OR 97204

having blogger problems today so I hope this makes it out…unbelieveable stuff going on.

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