Daily Archives: January 12, 2006

Affluent Beggars: THE INTERVIEW

Their story is so unbelieveable that many listeners to the Victoria Taft Show had to hear it again. Tonight’s your chance. 8:05 pm is when you need to tune in to hear these folks explain why they’ve been begging most of the past 15 years and don’t like to work because it only helps ‘the man.’

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

Pot to Kettle: Part Deux

The Oregonian has discovered the story of the tram scam. Apparently the O’s cheerleading is over for the project, at least it is for columnist Steve Duin, who interviewed Commish Randy Leonard on the matter. Leonard is absolutely, resolutely against spending one more dime of the city’s (trans: ours) on this white elephant. Did you catch that? He still wants to build it. He just doesn’t want the city to throw even more good money after bad in this aerial boondoggle. It’s apparently okay for the city to spend $72 million on top of all the other giveaways to OHSU to build this ride for their doctors; selling million dollar condos with million dollar views stolen from the home owners whose houses soon will have a tram gliding above.
Who will be the first Portlander in the Ruling Class who states the obvious: DON’T BUILD IT.

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

The Washington State Smoking Ban: SNUFF IT

How about giving people the choice of whether or not to go into a smoky place?Instead, smokers were snuffed out again when 63% of the voters opted for everything, everywhere to go smoke free. There were plenty of smoke free places from which to choose before the smoking ban was put into effect, what was the matter with that?
The only long term study of second hand or environmental smoke related problems shows:

“The results do not support a causal relation between environmental tobacco smoke and tobacco related mortality, although they do no rule out a small effect. The association between exposure to tobacco smoke and coronary heart disease and lung cancer may be considerably weaker than generally believed.” It was a 38 year long study. Here it is.

Now tavern and bar owners whose business has plummeted are striking back. They’ve introduced a bill in the legislature to exempt places that have seen a 10% or greater reduction in business following the smoking ban.
Here’s who’s helping out the bar and tavern owners. And here’s where you call in Olympia to talk to your rep to modify this stupid ban 1-800-562-6000

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

Affluent Beggars: THE INTERVIEW

Their story is so unbelieveable that many listeners to the Victoria Taft Show had to hear it again. Tonight’s your chance. 8:05 pm is when you need to tune in to hear these folks explain why they’ve been begging most of the past 15 years and don’t like to work because it only helps ‘the man.’

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

Pot to Kettle: Part Deux

The Oregonian has discovered the story of the tram scam. Apparently the O’s cheerleading is over for the project, at least it is for columnist Steve Duin, who interviewed Commish Randy Leonard on the matter. Leonard is absolutely, resolutely against spending one more dime of the city’s (trans: ours) on this white elephant. Did you catch that? He still wants to build it. He just doesn’t want the city to throw even more good money after bad in this aerial boondoggle. It’s apparently okay for the city to spend $72 million on top of all the other giveaways to OHSU to build this ride for their doctors; selling million dollar condos with million dollar views stolen from the home owners whose houses soon will have a tram gliding above.
Who will be the first Portlander in the Ruling Class who states the obvious: DON’T BUILD IT.

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