Monthly Archives: March 2006

Who Were Those Protesters in Chicago and LA and San Diego?



Student with an American flag being taunted by protesters in Kiest Park in Dallas. See here where Ted Kennedy missed what was going on in front of his own eyes.


A San Diego area high school student today. If Mexican nationals want freedom as one of their signs said, shouldn’t they be asking the government of Mexico–and demonstrate there?

Some of them espoused a radical agenda such as La Raza and MEChA; others were caught up in a ‘rights’ agenda. Great. If you’ve broken the law to be here what rights should you receive again? Aztlan: Here’s the Plan.
Here’s the way it’s carried out. These chapters of MEChA, like the one here at the University of Oregon, are all about separatism and bigotry.

Chicano is our identity; it defines who we are as people. It rejects the notion that we are an insignificant minority group that should assimilate into the Anglo-American melting pot of materialism, greed, and intolerance upon us. It is a symbol of Resistance as well as a symbol of Unity amongst Mexicanos, Salvadorenos, Chilenos, Puerto Ricennos, Cubanos, and all other Raza. Chicano has come to represent the strugles and fight of all Latino peoples.


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Here come even more letters to our elected officials: OPERATION ID MAKES IMPACT


Approximately 170-200 people showed up to protest the state of Oregon’s cavalier, law breaking attitude about illegal immigration on Friday. Catch the Statesman Journal’s piece here. And hundreds of thousands of people march in favor of illegal immigrants staying in the US with impunity. Imagine, hundreds of thousands of people marching in favor of breaking the law. See the amazing numbers and what political winds are blowing in this story on the rise Aztlan.

The crowd gets ready for the rally!


State Rep Kim Thatcher speaks to the rally!

No, thank YOU for coming and sending in your Operation ID letters!


Governor’s candidate Kevin Mannix makes a dandy of a speech!

Governor Kulongoski is now in possession of your Operation ID letters and Secretary of State Bradbury has copies of some of them. Now, will they do their jobs, listen to their constituents (the legal ones) and stop looking the other way as people who broke the law to come to this country get driver’s licenses, state welfare benefits, and voting rights?
Your letters started it all! Voter survey on illegal immigration here.

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

Here come even more letters to our elected officials: OPERATION ID MAKES IMPACT


Approximately 170-200 people showed up to protest the state of Oregon’s cavalier, law breaking attitude about illegal immigration on Friday. Catch the Statesman Journal’s piece here. And hundreds of thousands of people march in favor of illegal immigrants staying in the US with impunity. Imagine, hundreds of thousands of people marching in favor of breaking the law. See the amazing numbers and what political winds are blowing in this story on the rise Aztlan.

The crowd gets ready for the rally!


State Rep Kim Thatcher speaks to the rally!

No, thank YOU for coming and sending in your Operation ID letters!


Governor’s candidate Kevin Mannix makes a dandy of a speech!

Governor Kulongoski is now in possession of your Operation ID letters and Secretary of State Bradbury has copies of some of them. Now, will they do their jobs, listen to their constituents (the legal ones) and stop looking the other way as people who broke the law to come to this country get driver’s licenses, state welfare benefits, and voting rights?
Your letters started it all! Voter survey on illegal immigration here.

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

OPERATION ID RALLY BUS LEAVES AT 10:30 FROM THE DSW SHOE WAREHOUSE STORE (new) NEAR BRIDGEPORT VILLAGE


Meet for the BLUESTAR CHARTER AND TOURS BUS BY 10:15 (for a 10:30am departure) at the DSW SHOE WAREHOUSE STORE NEAR BRIDGEPORT VILLAGE IN Portland.

16920 SW 72nd, Portland, OR 97224. Here’ s the link to the mapquest map. We will be back at DSW by 2:30pm at the latest.

WE WILL BE THERE NOON ON THE STEPS OF THE CAPITOL IN SALEM FRIDAY. SEE OUR SPEAKERS LIST HERE. In the no duh department, Governor Ted Kulongoski, a decent man, and a man with whom I couldn’t disagree more politically, will not be there Friday when we drop off to him our Operation ID letters.
“No way, not gonna happen,” were the words spoken by his spokesman when asked by Eric-the-Great-Peterson, producer extraordinaire of the Victoria Taft Show (6-9pm M-F on AM 860 KPAM) if the Governor could be there to receive the more than two thousand letters from my four listeners (see post on Anne Martens below).
Unfortunately for the Governor, who’s now embroiled in a mean reelection campaign, it certainly would not hurt him to meet with the dozens of people coming to the Capitol tomorrow. After all, he couldn’t be doing much WORSE, could he? Check out the latest polling here. So, he won’t meet with people with jobs who have taken a day off to come to Salem to tell him how important cracking down on government spending and programs for illegal aliens are, but he will meet with, who?
As for meeting with Anne Martens’ boss, Secretary of State Bill Bradbury, considering she’s already staked out the turf for her boss by referring to me and Jim Ludwick of Oregonians for Immmigration Reform as racists, well you won’t be surprised when she said that gee, “Bill will be tied up in meetings all day…”

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OPERATION ID RALLY BUS LEAVES AT 10:30 FROM THE DSW SHOE WAREHOUSE STORE (new) NEAR BRIDGEPORT VILLAGE


Meet for the BLUESTAR CHARTER AND TOURS BUS BY 10:15 (for a 10:30am departure) at the DSW SHOE WAREHOUSE STORE NEAR BRIDGEPORT VILLAGE IN Portland.

16920 SW 72nd, Portland, OR 97224. Here’ s the link to the mapquest map. We will be back at DSW by 2:30pm at the latest.

WE WILL BE THERE NOON ON THE STEPS OF THE CAPITOL IN SALEM FRIDAY. SEE OUR SPEAKERS LIST HERE. In the no duh department, Governor Ted Kulongoski, a decent man, and a man with whom I couldn’t disagree more politically, will not be there Friday when we drop off to him our Operation ID letters.
“No way, not gonna happen,” were the words spoken by his spokesman when asked by Eric-the-Great-Peterson, producer extraordinaire of the Victoria Taft Show (6-9pm M-F on AM 860 KPAM) if the Governor could be there to receive the more than two thousand letters from my four listeners (see post on Anne Martens below).
Unfortunately for the Governor, who’s now embroiled in a mean reelection campaign, it certainly would not hurt him to meet with the dozens of people coming to the Capitol tomorrow. After all, he couldn’t be doing much WORSE, could he? Check out the latest polling here. So, he won’t meet with people with jobs who have taken a day off to come to Salem to tell him how important cracking down on government spending and programs for illegal aliens are, but he will meet with, who?
As for meeting with Anne Martens’ boss, Secretary of State Bill Bradbury, considering she’s already staked out the turf for her boss by referring to me and Jim Ludwick of Oregonians for Immmigration Reform as racists, well you won’t be surprised when she said that gee, “Bill will be tied up in meetings all day…”

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Update on SOS spokeswoman Martens: Only SHE thinks we’re racists

Gosh, I suspect Bill Bradbury might be busy sorting his socks. His official spokeswoman (pictured at right with Lars) said today on a LEFT WING BLOG she thinks we’re a bunch of racists. In a blog entry Anne Martens reflects on the racist heritage of Oregon and she refers to the likes of me and Jim Ludwick of Oregonians for Immigration Reform as racists in chief. And she calls me a mini Lars. That’s Anne Martens with the real Lars and that’s me next to them. I don’t think I look a thing like Lars. So, in short, if you don’t have the law on your side attack the individuals and call them names. Names like racists. Wow. Deep. Untrue but deep, man, deep. Here’s IndyMedia’s entry. Here’s Marten’s disclaimer that she speaks only for herself when she calls us racists.

Brown Is The New Black

Anne Martens
Read all of Anne Martens’ screed here.
(oh, and check out the comments section under her piece. Very illumination in that I don’t think one person thinks she’s right.)
…There has been more and more anti-immigrant sentiment lately. And by anti-immigrant, I mean anti-Mexican. I’m sick of it. It’s time to call this what it is: racism.
…And then there’s Jim Ludwick, 2006, who writes in last Saturday’s McMinnville News Register, “The fact is that current immigration policies that allow in 2 to 3 million legal and illegal immigrants per year are overwhelming our public schools, our public health systems, the criminal justice system (about 30 percent of the inmates in federal prison are noncitizens), the livability of our communities and eventually our natural environment.” The language is a tad toned down, but the intent and meaning are the same.
Mr. Ludwick is the founder and President of the artfully named Oregonians for Immigration Reform, which is holding a Capitol Steps rally at noon on Friday. With Rep. Linda Flores, who must make an extra-effort to overcome the ill effects of her Hispanic surname. And KPAM’s darling, little Lars herself, Victoria Taft.
Ms. Taft has collected letters from the four people who listen to her radio show, demanding that state services require applicants to show proof of citizenship. (More self-promotion, tongue-in-cheek this time: what would Jesus do?) Of course, it is already required by law that you be a citizen to be eligible for state services.
And let’s be clear. The immigrant bashers are not bashing Russians or Vietnamese or any other large community of immigrants in Oregon. Nope, they’ve focused their bile on Mexicans. I wonder why.

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Update on SOS spokeswoman Martens: Only SHE thinks we’re racists

Gosh, I suspect Bill Bradbury might be busy sorting his socks. His official spokeswoman (pictured at right with Lars) said today on a LEFT WING BLOG she thinks we’re a bunch of racists. In a blog entry Anne Martens reflects on the racist heritage of Oregon and she refers to the likes of me and Jim Ludwick of Oregonians for Immigration Reform as racists in chief. And she calls me a mini Lars. That’s Anne Martens with the real Lars and that’s me next to them. I don’t think I look a thing like Lars. So, in short, if you don’t have the law on your side attack the individuals and call them names. Names like racists. Wow. Deep. Untrue but deep, man, deep. Here’s IndyMedia’s entry. Here’s Marten’s disclaimer that she speaks only for herself when she calls us racists.

Brown Is The New Black

Anne Martens
Read all of Anne Martens’ screed here.
(oh, and check out the comments section under her piece. Very illumination in that I don’t think one person thinks she’s right.)
…There has been more and more anti-immigrant sentiment lately. And by anti-immigrant, I mean anti-Mexican. I’m sick of it. It’s time to call this what it is: racism.
…And then there’s Jim Ludwick, 2006, who writes in last Saturday’s McMinnville News Register, “The fact is that current immigration policies that allow in 2 to 3 million legal and illegal immigrants per year are overwhelming our public schools, our public health systems, the criminal justice system (about 30 percent of the inmates in federal prison are noncitizens), the livability of our communities and eventually our natural environment.” The language is a tad toned down, but the intent and meaning are the same.
Mr. Ludwick is the founder and President of the artfully named Oregonians for Immigration Reform, which is holding a Capitol Steps rally at noon on Friday. With Rep. Linda Flores, who must make an extra-effort to overcome the ill effects of her Hispanic surname. And KPAM’s darling, little Lars herself, Victoria Taft.
Ms. Taft has collected letters from the four people who listen to her radio show, demanding that state services require applicants to show proof of citizenship. (More self-promotion, tongue-in-cheek this time: what would Jesus do?) Of course, it is already required by law that you be a citizen to be eligible for state services.
And let’s be clear. The immigrant bashers are not bashing Russians or Vietnamese or any other large community of immigrants in Oregon. Nope, they’ve focused their bile on Mexicans. I wonder why.

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

IRAQ-AL QAEDA CONNECTIONS: 9/11 COMMISSIONER SAYS OOPS!


And don’t forget: Saddam used WMD.
**9/11 Commissioner Bob Kerrey on the Iraq-Al Qaeda Connections. Bob Kerrey had to have known about this meeting that already had been disclosed. It’s notable, but not terribly surprising, that Saddam gave permission for this meeting which is what this latest document dump revealed. Stephen Hayes has reported about this meeting in his book, “The Connection,” and subsequent articles in the Weekly Standard. If Bob Kerrey is surprised at the extent of the connections between these two people and groups then I want a 9/11 Commission do-over because these people DIDN’T DO THEIR JOBS!

“I personally and strongly believe you don’t have to prove that Iraq was collaborating against Osama bin Laden on the September 11 attacks to prove he was an enemy [of the U.S.] and that he would collaborate with people who would do our country harm,” the Nebraska Democrat explained.

Here’s the latest on the exploited docs found in post Saddam/war Iraq from ABC news:

A newly released pre-war Iraqi document indicates that an official representative of Saddam Hussein’s government met with Osama bin Laden in Sudan on February 19, 1995 after approval by Saddam Hussein.

That OBL and the Taliban are in contact with Iraq and that a group of Taliban and bin Laden group members visited Iraq [1995].
That the U.S. has proof the Iraqi government and “bin Laden’s group” agreed to cooperate to attack targets inside America.
That in case the Taliban and bin Laden’s group turn out to be involved in “these destructive operations,” the U.S. may strike Iraq and Afghanistan [2001].
That the Afghani consul heard about the issue of Iraq’s relationship with “bin Laden’s group” while he was in Iran.

The last line in Stephen Hayes latest article in the Weekly Standard [see previous posts here and here.]about captured Iraqi documents in post war Iraq that connect Abu Sayyaf, the Phillippine terror group headed by Osama bin Laden’s brother-in-law with Iraqi officials and specifically Saddam’s right hand man. He quotes from the latest Foreign Affairs whose reporters have seen even more of the captured docs:

The Saddam Fedayeen also took part in the regime’s domestic terrorism operations and planned for attacks throughout Europe and the Middle East. IN a document dated May 1999, Saddam’s older son, Uday, ordered preparations for “special operations, assassinations, and bombings, for the centers and traitor symbols in London, Iran and the self ruled areas [Kurdistan].” Preparations for “Blessed July” a regime directed wave of “martyrdom” operations against targets in the West, were well under way at the time of the coalition invasion.

So…are we to divine that Saddam, in addition to funding the terrorists in the Phillippines, Hamas, and Al Qaeda, also funded the July Londistan attacks?
Hitchens, meantime, in the latest Opinion Journal piece, claims that “Iraq is no ‘distraction’ from al Qaeda. ***NEW*** Here’s Hitchens on Hugh Hewitt’s show on how the media *of course* have an impact on the war effort! Quoting from a letter the Kurds intercepted in February 2004 from Zarqawi to bin Laden on his plan to start sectarian strife in Iraq :

“These [Shiites] in our opinion are the key to change. I mean that targeting and hitting them in their religious, political and military depth will provoke them to show the Sunnis their rabies…and bare the teeth of the hidden rancor working in their breasts. If we succeed in dragging them into the arena of sectarian war, it will become possible to awaken the inattentive Sunnis as they feel imminent danger.”

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IRAQ-AL QAEDA CONNECTIONS: 9/11 COMMISSIONER SAYS OOPS!


And don’t forget: Saddam used WMD.
**9/11 Commissioner Bob Kerrey on the Iraq-Al Qaeda Connections. Bob Kerrey had to have known about this meeting that already had been disclosed. It’s notable, but not terribly surprising, that Saddam gave permission for this meeting which is what this latest document dump revealed. Stephen Hayes has reported about this meeting in his book, “The Connection,” and subsequent articles in the Weekly Standard. If Bob Kerrey is surprised at the extent of the connections between these two people and groups then I want a 9/11 Commission do-over because these people DIDN’T DO THEIR JOBS!

“I personally and strongly believe you don’t have to prove that Iraq was collaborating against Osama bin Laden on the September 11 attacks to prove he was an enemy [of the U.S.] and that he would collaborate with people who would do our country harm,” the Nebraska Democrat explained.

Here’s the latest on the exploited docs found in post Saddam/war Iraq from ABC news:

A newly released pre-war Iraqi document indicates that an official representative of Saddam Hussein’s government met with Osama bin Laden in Sudan on February 19, 1995 after approval by Saddam Hussein.

That OBL and the Taliban are in contact with Iraq and that a group of Taliban and bin Laden group members visited Iraq [1995].
That the U.S. has proof the Iraqi government and “bin Laden’s group” agreed to cooperate to attack targets inside America.
That in case the Taliban and bin Laden’s group turn out to be involved in “these destructive operations,” the U.S. may strike Iraq and Afghanistan [2001].
That the Afghani consul heard about the issue of Iraq’s relationship with “bin Laden’s group” while he was in Iran.

The last line in Stephen Hayes latest article in the Weekly Standard [see previous posts here and here.]about captured Iraqi documents in post war Iraq that connect Abu Sayyaf, the Phillippine terror group headed by Osama bin Laden’s brother-in-law with Iraqi officials and specifically Saddam’s right hand man. He quotes from the latest Foreign Affairs whose reporters have seen even more of the captured docs:

The Saddam Fedayeen also took part in the regime’s domestic terrorism operations and planned for attacks throughout Europe and the Middle East. IN a document dated May 1999, Saddam’s older son, Uday, ordered preparations for “special operations, assassinations, and bombings, for the centers and traitor symbols in London, Iran and the self ruled areas [Kurdistan].” Preparations for “Blessed July” a regime directed wave of “martyrdom” operations against targets in the West, were well under way at the time of the coalition invasion.

So…are we to divine that Saddam, in addition to funding the terrorists in the Phillippines, Hamas, and Al Qaeda, also funded the July Londistan attacks?
Hitchens, meantime, in the latest Opinion Journal piece, claims that “Iraq is no ‘distraction’ from al Qaeda. ***NEW*** Here’s Hitchens on Hugh Hewitt’s show on how the media *of course* have an impact on the war effort! Quoting from a letter the Kurds intercepted in February 2004 from Zarqawi to bin Laden on his plan to start sectarian strife in Iraq :

“These [Shiites] in our opinion are the key to change. I mean that targeting and hitting them in their religious, political and military depth will provoke them to show the Sunnis their rabies…and bare the teeth of the hidden rancor working in their breasts. If we succeed in dragging them into the arena of sectarian war, it will become possible to awaken the inattentive Sunnis as they feel imminent danger.”

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

Atta Boys for Iraq Strategy from an Unlikely Source

The Washington Post. “Fighting Smarter in Iraq”

BAGHDAD — Three years on, the U.S. military is finally becoming adept at fighting a counterinsurgency war in Iraq. Sadly, these are precisely the skills that should have been mastered before America launched its invasion in March 2003. It may prove one of the costliest lessons in the history of modern warfare.
I had a chance to see the new counterinsurgency doctrine in practice here this week. U.S. troops are handing off to the Iraqi army a growing share of the security burden. As the Iraqis step up, the Americans are stepping back into a training and advisory role. This is the way it should have happened from the beginning.

Tensions eased after an Iraqi brigade commander, a Shiite, rolled his armored vehicles into the Sunni stronghold of Tarmiya and told local imams that his men would protect their mosques against Shiite attacks — and that in return, they must control Sunni militants. “He laid down the law,” remembers Col. Jim Pasquarette, who commands U.S. forces in the area. The crisis gradually eased there, with U.S. forces mostly remaining in the background.
“This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” Pasquarette says of the new rules of counterinsurgency. “In the old days, it was black and white — see a guy and shoot him. But counterinsurgency is a thinking man’s sport. Every decision you make, you have to step back and say, ‘What’s the next thing that’s going to happen?’ ” He says he drills his troops to remember the “three P’s” of the new Iraqi battlefield: “be polite, be professional, be prepared to kill.”

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UPDATE ON CAPTURED DOCUMENTS IN IRAQ

More information on “The Connection.”
Prove the Connection? What’s left to prove, anyway? Here’s a wrap up from wnd about the latest connections found in Saddam’s docs, some of which have been published on the internet (thanks to the President of the United States). Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard on the number of documents already released. And a previous piece in the Standard. Here’s ABC News’ take on some of the documents released.

“Osama bin Laden and the Taliban”
Document dated Sept.
15, 2001
An Iraqi intelligence service document saying that their Afghani
informant, who’s only identified by a number, told them that the Afghani Consul
Ahmed Dahastani claimed the following in front of him:
That OBL and the
Taliban are in contact with Iraq and that a group of Taliban and bin Laden group
members visited Iraq. That the U.S. has proof the Iraqi government and “bin
Laden’s group” agreed to cooperate to attack targets inside America. That in
case the Taliban and bin Laden’s group turn out to be involved in “these
destructive operations,” the U.S. may strike Iraq and Afghanistan. That the
Afghani consul heard about the issue of Iraq’s relationship with “bin Laden’s
group” while he was in Iran.


“Al Qaeda Presence in Iraq”
Document dated August 2002

A number of correspondences to check rumors
that some members of al Qaeda
organization have entered Iraq. Three letters
say this information cannot be
confirmed. The letter on page seven, however,
says that information coming from
“a trustworthy source” indicates that
subjects who are interested in dealing
with al Qaeda are in Iraq and have
several passports.

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

Atta Boys for Iraq Strategy from an Unlikely Source

The Washington Post. “Fighting Smarter in Iraq”

BAGHDAD — Three years on, the U.S. military is finally becoming adept at fighting a counterinsurgency war in Iraq. Sadly, these are precisely the skills that should have been mastered before America launched its invasion in March 2003. It may prove one of the costliest lessons in the history of modern warfare.
I had a chance to see the new counterinsurgency doctrine in practice here this week. U.S. troops are handing off to the Iraqi army a growing share of the security burden. As the Iraqis step up, the Americans are stepping back into a training and advisory role. This is the way it should have happened from the beginning.

Tensions eased after an Iraqi brigade commander, a Shiite, rolled his armored vehicles into the Sunni stronghold of Tarmiya and told local imams that his men would protect their mosques against Shiite attacks — and that in return, they must control Sunni militants. “He laid down the law,” remembers Col. Jim Pasquarette, who commands U.S. forces in the area. The crisis gradually eased there, with U.S. forces mostly remaining in the background.
“This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” Pasquarette says of the new rules of counterinsurgency. “In the old days, it was black and white — see a guy and shoot him. But counterinsurgency is a thinking man’s sport. Every decision you make, you have to step back and say, ‘What’s the next thing that’s going to happen?’ ” He says he drills his troops to remember the “three P’s” of the new Iraqi battlefield: “be polite, be professional, be prepared to kill.”

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

UPDATE ON CAPTURED DOCUMENTS IN IRAQ

More information on “The Connection.”
Prove the Connection? What’s left to prove, anyway? Here’s a wrap up from wnd about the latest connections found in Saddam’s docs, some of which have been published on the internet (thanks to the President of the United States). Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard on the number of documents already released. And a previous piece in the Standard. Here’s ABC News’ take on some of the documents released.

“Osama bin Laden and the Taliban”
Document dated Sept.
15, 2001
An Iraqi intelligence service document saying that their Afghani
informant, who’s only identified by a number, told them that the Afghani Consul
Ahmed Dahastani claimed the following in front of him:
That OBL and the
Taliban are in contact with Iraq and that a group of Taliban and bin Laden group
members visited Iraq. That the U.S. has proof the Iraqi government and “bin
Laden’s group” agreed to cooperate to attack targets inside America. That in
case the Taliban and bin Laden’s group turn out to be involved in “these
destructive operations,” the U.S. may strike Iraq and Afghanistan. That the
Afghani consul heard about the issue of Iraq’s relationship with “bin Laden’s
group” while he was in Iran.


“Al Qaeda Presence in Iraq”
Document dated August 2002

A number of correspondences to check rumors
that some members of al Qaeda
organization have entered Iraq. Three letters
say this information cannot be
confirmed. The letter on page seven, however,
says that information coming from
“a trustworthy source” indicates that
subjects who are interested in dealing
with al Qaeda are in Iraq and have
several passports.

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