Monthly Archives: April 2006

OREGON INTRODUCES VOTE BY PHONE!!!!

Yes, this Anne Martens.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 20, 2006
Contact:
Anne Martens503-986-1502
Bradbury Sues Voting Vendor
SALEM – Secretary of State Bill Bradbury has filed a lawsuit against Election Systems & Software, Inc. (ES&S), for breach of contract for failure to deliver the electronic voting machines that would allow people with disabilities to vote privately and independently.
The Help America Vote Act of 2002 requires, among other things, that all states provide people with disabilities the ability to vote with the same privacy and independence as all other citizens by a deadline of January 1, 2006. The federal government can impose penalties on states that fail to meet this requirement, including withdrawal and withholding of federal funds available for elections improvements.
“I’m disappointed in ES&S,” said Bradbury. “They agreed to provide us with voting machines, they didn’t follow through on that agreement, and that failure directly punishes people with disabilities.”
ES&S submitted the winning bid to a request for proposals issued by the Secretary of State in July 2005. In that bid, ES&S agreed to all of the standard state contract terms, and agreed to provide one million dollars worth of AutoMark touch-screen electronic voting machines by the January 1, 2006 federal deadline.
On January 10, 2006, ES&S informed the Secretary of State that it would not agree to the terms of the contract, and would not deliver the voting machines unless the Secretary changed the terms of the contract. Bradbury refused to alter the contract to meet ES&S’s demands, which then led to this lawsuit.
“We will not leave our elections in the hands of companies that do not follow through on their obligations, and we will not be coerced into altering our contracts,” said Bradbury.
The Secretary of State has worked closely with the disabilities community in Oregon, convening a regular disabilities subcommittee, and holding a vendor fair in the State Capitol so that people with disabilities could test and offer opinions on available voting technologies. Bradbury is now exploring other options to meet the federal requirement, and assures the disability community that “the ability to vote privately and independently is important to us, and we will do everything we can to make sure that all Oregonians have equal access to the ballot.”
As a temporary solution, the Secretary of State has contracted with IVS to provide a phone voting pilot program in ten counties for the May primary election. The ten pilot counties are: Klamath, Linn, Deschutes, Clatsop, Umatilla, Washington, Clackamas, Lane, Coos, and Yamhill. Voters with disabilities outside of the pilot counties may continue to ask their county elections office for assistance.
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RUMMY: I WON’T QUIT! **update

The front in the war on terror is Iraq.
Saddam had WMD. Duh.
Saddam’s regime had dealings with Niger for yellowcake (or goats). And he had dealings with OTHER countries for yellowcake. See deets on that here.
Money Quote from Butler Report :
499. We conclude that, on the basis of the intelligence assessments at the time, covering both Niger and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the statements on Iraqi attempts to buy uranium from Africa in the Government’s dossier, and by the Prime Minister in the House of Commons, were well-founded. By extension, we conclude also that the statement in President Bush’s State of the Union Address of 28 January 2003 that:

The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africawas well-founded.
Saddam’s regime had dealings with, gave financial help to, and trained terrorists, including Al Qaeda. See previous posts here and here and check out Tom Joscelyn’s blog here.

Why is Rummy a target? Read here and here. Rummy says late today that he won’t quit.
For your reading pleasure all you Joe Wilson fans:

503. From our examination of the intelligence and other material on Iraqi attempts to buy uranium from Africa, we have concluded that:

a. It is accepted by all parties that Iraqi officials visited Niger in 1999.

b. The British Government had intelligence from several different sources indicating that this visit was for the purpose of acquiring uranium. Since uranium constitutes almost three-quarters of Niger’s exports, the intelligence was credible.

c. The evidence was not conclusive that Iraq actually purchased, as opposed to having sought, uranium and the British Government did not claim this.

d. The forged documents were not available to the British Government at the time its assessment was made, and so the fact of the forgery does not undermine it.

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Carousel of Crime & Buy, Buy, Buy May 1st



What ‘cha doing Saturday morning at 9am? Will you join me in Woodburn (PCUN HEADQUARTERS 300 YOUNG STREET) for a peaceful, quiet, show of displeasure at yet another “carousel of crime” in which state agencies offer their wares to illegal aliens? OFIR has the deets here. Also plan to save up your purchases and buy, buy, buy on May 1st to show your displeasure with the planned boycott by illegal aliens and Latinos of all things American. It’s even showing up south of the border. See the deets here.

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

RUMMY: I WON’T QUIT! **update

The front in the war on terror is Iraq.
Saddam had WMD. Duh.
Saddam’s regime had dealings with Niger for yellowcake (or goats). And he had dealings with OTHER countries for yellowcake. See deets on that here.
Money Quote from Butler Report :
499. We conclude that, on the basis of the intelligence assessments at the time, covering both Niger and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the statements on Iraqi attempts to buy uranium from Africa in the Government’s dossier, and by the Prime Minister in the House of Commons, were well-founded. By extension, we conclude also that the statement in President Bush’s State of the Union Address of 28 January 2003 that:

The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africawas well-founded.
Saddam’s regime had dealings with, gave financial help to, and trained terrorists, including Al Qaeda. See previous posts here and here and check out Tom Joscelyn’s blog here.

Why is Rummy a target? Read here and here. Rummy says late today that he won’t quit.
For your reading pleasure all you Joe Wilson fans:

503. From our examination of the intelligence and other material on Iraqi attempts to buy uranium from Africa, we have concluded that:

a. It is accepted by all parties that Iraqi officials visited Niger in 1999.

b. The British Government had intelligence from several different sources indicating that this visit was for the purpose of acquiring uranium. Since uranium constitutes almost three-quarters of Niger’s exports, the intelligence was credible.

c. The evidence was not conclusive that Iraq actually purchased, as opposed to having sought, uranium and the British Government did not claim this.

d. The forged documents were not available to the British Government at the time its assessment was made, and so the fact of the forgery does not undermine it.

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

Carousel of Crime & Buy, Buy, Buy May 1st



What ‘cha doing Saturday morning at 9am? Will you join me in Woodburn (PCUN HEADQUARTERS 300 YOUNG STREET) for a peaceful, quiet, show of displeasure at yet another “carousel of crime” in which state agencies offer their wares to illegal aliens? OFIR has the deets here. Also plan to save up your purchases and buy, buy, buy on May 1st to show your displeasure with the planned boycott by illegal aliens and Latinos of all things American. It’s even showing up south of the border. See the deets here.

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

AZTLAN VIDEO MUST SEE (Back to the Blog by Popular Demand)

Find the video here. Here’s what you can do: Show state lawmakers you want them to stop aiding and abetting illegal aliens. Come to peacefully picket the Carousel of Crime in Woodburn on Saturday. Be there at 9am at the offices of PCUN (the illegal alien union) at 300 Young Street. Get further details from the Oregonians for Immigration Reform website here.

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ENABLING OREGON SCHOOLS CHIEF BACKS STUDENTS PROTESTING IN FAVOR OF BREAKING THE LAW



Where to start? She never mentions the kids are protesting in FAVOR of BREAKING THE LAW and people who DEFY the law and intrude upon the SOVEREIGNTY of the United States. Here comes the “hard working” immigrant platitudes but nary a word about law abiding hard working citizens. (Here’s a great piece by KPAM Talk Host Larry Elder on how Mexico treats illegal aliens. )
April 14, 2006
Superintendent Castillo Issues Statement on Student Immigration Rights Protests
SALEMState Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo released the following statement today:
“This week has seen a number of student marches in support of the rights of immigrants – in Portland, Salem, Woodburn and other Oregon communities. Let me first say that I am proud of the middle school and high school students who are exercising their first amendment right of free speech. I join them in support of the rights of hard-working immigrants and their families in Oregon. America has a long history of civil disobedience under leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez. While they were strong advocates for change, those leaders also put a great deal of importance on education. I have been assured that school districts are following state law and their local policies by giving unexcused absences to students who skip class to attend these marches and rallies.

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

AZTLAN VIDEO MUST SEE (Back to the Blog by Popular Demand)

Find the video here. Here’s what you can do: Show state lawmakers you want them to stop aiding and abetting illegal aliens. Come to peacefully picket the Carousel of Crime in Woodburn on Saturday. Be there at 9am at the offices of PCUN (the illegal alien union) at 300 Young Street. Get further details from the Oregonians for Immigration Reform website here.

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

ENABLING OREGON SCHOOLS CHIEF BACKS STUDENTS PROTESTING IN FAVOR OF BREAKING THE LAW



Where to start? She never mentions the kids are protesting in FAVOR of BREAKING THE LAW and people who DEFY the law and intrude upon the SOVEREIGNTY of the United States. Here comes the “hard working” immigrant platitudes but nary a word about law abiding hard working citizens. (Here’s a great piece by KPAM Talk Host Larry Elder on how Mexico treats illegal aliens. )
April 14, 2006
Superintendent Castillo Issues Statement on Student Immigration Rights Protests
SALEMState Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo released the following statement today:
“This week has seen a number of student marches in support of the rights of immigrants – in Portland, Salem, Woodburn and other Oregon communities. Let me first say that I am proud of the middle school and high school students who are exercising their first amendment right of free speech. I join them in support of the rights of hard-working immigrants and their families in Oregon. America has a long history of civil disobedience under leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez. While they were strong advocates for change, those leaders also put a great deal of importance on education. I have been assured that school districts are following state law and their local policies by giving unexcused absences to students who skip class to attend these marches and rallies.

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