Monthly Archives: May 2006

Constitution Party to Select Mary Starrett as Guv Candidate?

The Oregon state Constitution Party is expected to select the former KATU TV talk host and conservative radio talk show host at its convention this weekend. See O story here.
Starrett’s participation in the guv’s race would certainly siphon votes from the Saxton campaign, but perhaps not as many as one might imagine. Consider that republicans had the opportunity to select two, count ’em two, pro life conservatives this last time around and chose Ron Saxton, a guy who’s more liberal on abortion.

Oregonians are going for pragmatism
and genuine movement on the abortion issue. First, as Jack Roberts pointed out during his campaign for governor last time around, the governor doesn’t perform abortions, and second, Saxton says he will trim the abortion loopholes that exist now. Those are the need for parental notification and a ban on partial birth abortion, both of which Saxton supports.
Isn’t it better to elect someone who will actually do something on abortion and stands a good chance of winning versus returning Kulongoski back to office where he would do NOTHING to reduce the number of abortions or honor a parent’s right to know?
As I’ve said before, you’ve got to have a guy like Saxton to set the table for more conservative candidates in the future.

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Washington State Smoking Police Begin Rounding ‘Em Up

Here’s the list of the scofflaw smoking establishments caught allowing their patrons to SMOKE! or not properly warning their customers of Washington’s ridiculous smoking law. See the cops’ list below including the place and the rap sheet. Consider this: the cops won’t pick up illegal aliens who commit crimes unless they’ve already committed several, but they’re willing to bust legal establishments.
Patronize these places, won’t you?
My favorites are highlighted. Check out the Hookah Lounge being busted.

22 Doors, 405 15th Ave. E., Seattle, April 19, smoking
Al’s Tavern, 2303 N. 45th St., Seattle, Dec. 16, smoking and lack of signage
Back Door Pub, 12330 Lake City Way N.E., Seattle, Feb. 24, smoking
Brewsky’s Bar & Grill, 9635 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle, Dec. 16, smoking

Brickyard Pub, 28845 Military Road S., Federal Way, Jan. 18, signage
Bubba’s Place, 21237 E. Valley Highway, Kent, Dec. 19, smoking
Buckaroo Tavern, 4201 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle, Jan. 11, smoking
C.C. Attles and the Cadillac Grill, 1501 E. Madison St., Seattle, Feb. 15, smoking
Central Avenue Pub & Eatery, 1404 S. Central Ave., Kent, Dec. 19, smoking
City Hall Saloon & Eatery, 35317 314th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw, Jan. 13, signage and smoking
Club Hollywood Casino, 16176 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline, Jan. 4, signage
Diwan Hookah Lounge, 111 Pine St., Seattle, Jan. 19, signage and smoking Hello? It’s a Hookah Lounge whose sole purpose is to SMOKE!
Downtown Emergency Service Center, 517 Third Ave., Seattle, Jan. 12, signage and smoking
Eagles Aerie #1, 6205 Corson Ave. S., Seattle, Dec. 16, smoking
Elks Cascade Lodge, 9116 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S., Seattle, Feb. 16, signage and smoking
Elks Lodge #92, 301 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle, Dec. 16, signage and smoking
Gator’s Sports Bar and Grill, 21609 84th Ave. S., Kent, Dec. 19, signage and smoking
Good Time Ernie’s, 15747 Ambaum Blvd. S.W., Seattle, Jan. 19, signage
Jumbo Chinese Restaurant, 4208 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, March 22, smoking
Lemieux’s 97, S. Lander St., Seattle, April 19, signage and smoking
Linda’s Tavern, 707 E. Pine St., Seattle, May 4, smoking
Lindmark Machine Works, 49 S. Spokane St., Seattle, March 15, signage
Mecca Bar & Grill, 1 E. Main St., Auburn, March 27, smoking
The Mercury, 1009 E. Union St., Seattle, May 12, signage and smoking
Pony Keg Lounge & Eatery, 8535 S. 212th St., Kent, Jan. 6, signage
Rabbit Hole, 4701 Roosevelt Ave. N.E., Seattle, Dec. 16, signage
Rainbow Room, 33320 Pacific Ave. S., Federal Way, April 19, signage
Rainier BBQ, 6400 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S., Seattle, March 22, smoking
Rimrock Steak House, 12322 Lake City Way N.E., Seattle, Jan. 4, smoking
Roman Casino, 11829 Renton Ave. S., Seattle, Dec. 19, signage and smoking
Rooty’s Sports Bar and Grill, 209 S.W. 148th St., Burien, Dec. 19, signage
Seattle Eagle Tavern, 314 E. Pike St., Seattle, Jan. 11, signage and smoking
Serenity Hall, 12536 Renton Ave. S., Renton, Jan. 6, signage
Shelly’s Restaurant and Lounge, 1734 Central Ave. S., Kent, Jan. 18, signage and smoking
Sonya’s Bar & Grill, 1919 First Ave., Seattle, Feb. 15, signage
Swannie’s Restaurant, 222 S. Main St., Seattle, March 1, signage
The Ballroom, 456 N. 36th St., Seattle, May 4, smoking
The Ballroom, 456 N. 36th St., Seattle, May 25, smoking
The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave., Seattle, Dec. 16, signage and smoking
The Monkey, 5303 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle, Dec. 28, signage and smoking
The Pickled Onion, 1314 Union Ave. N.E., Renton, Dec. 19, smoking
The Quarter Lounge, 909 Madison St., Seattle, Jan. 11, signage and smoking
The Tin Hat Bar & Grill, 512 N.W. 65th St., Seattle, Jan. 4, signage and smoking
The Whisky Bar, 2000 Second Ave., Seattle, March 22, smoking
Tony’s Liquid Lounge, 2317 N. 45th St., Seattle, March 22, signage
Victrola Coffee and Art, 411 15th Ave. E., Seattle, Dec. 21, signage
Virginia Saloon, 114 Railroad Ave. N., Kent, Dec. 19, signage
Wild Spirits, 944 Harrington Ave. N.E., Renton, Dec. 21, smoking
Zaina Food, Drinks & Friends, 108 Cherry St., Seattle, March 9, smoking

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Hey Open Borders Crowd: They Like to Work AND Offend Here.

Deborah Schurman-Kauflin of the Violent Crimes Institute in Atlanta analyzed 1,500 cases from January 1999 through April 2006 that included serial rapes, serial murders, sexual homicides and child molestation committed by illegal immigrants.

Schurman-Kauflin concluded that, based on a figure of 12 million illegal immigrants and the fact that more of this population is male than average, sex offenders among illegals make up a higher percentage than offenders in the general population.

She arrives at the figure of 240,000 offenders – a conservative estimate, she says – through public records showing about 2 percent of illegals apprehended are sex offenders.

“This translates to 93 sex offenders and 12 serial sexual offenders coming across U.S. borders illegally per day,” she says.

She points out the 1,500 offenders in her study had a total of 5,999 victims, and each sex offender averaged four victims.

Schurman-Kauflin breaks down the 1,500 cases reviewed this way:

  • 525, or 35 percent, were child molestations
  • 358, or 24 percent, were rapes
  • 617, or 41 percent, were sexual homicides and serial murders

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

OPEN THREAD WEDNESDAY

Seattle’s parking tax anyone? Sounds coincidentally like the Tri Met tax extortion.

Mayor Greg Nickels today proposed a $1.8 billion tax increase to pay for Seattle’s backlog of street, bridge and sidewalk repairs, plus a host of transit, bike path and safety improvements.

Nickels’ package would be funded through a mix of increased property taxes, new taxes on commercial parking lots and an employer tax, which would be based on the number of employees who work at companies and organizations in Seattle.

If approved by the City Council, the mayor’s proposed property tax increase would go to voters for their approval in November. The new parking and employer taxes could be imposed without voter approval.

The levy would cost the owner of a typical Seattle home $195 during the first year. The levy would grow at the rate of construction inflation, but would be capped at a 5 percent increase per year.

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

Constitution Party to Select Mary Starrett as Guv Candidate?

The Oregon state Constitution Party is expected to select the former KATU TV talk host and conservative radio talk show host at its convention this weekend. See O story here.
Starrett’s participation in the guv’s race would certainly siphon votes from the Saxton campaign, but perhaps not as many as one might imagine. Consider that republicans had the opportunity to select two, count ’em two, pro life conservatives this last time around and chose Ron Saxton, a guy who’s more liberal on abortion.

Oregonians are going for pragmatism
and genuine movement on the abortion issue. First, as Jack Roberts pointed out during his campaign for governor last time around, the governor doesn’t perform abortions, and second, Saxton says he will trim the abortion loopholes that exist now. Those are the need for parental notification and a ban on partial birth abortion, both of which Saxton supports.
Isn’t it better to elect someone who will actually do something on abortion and stands a good chance of winning versus returning Kulongoski back to office where he would do NOTHING to reduce the number of abortions or honor a parent’s right to know?
As I’ve said before, you’ve got to have a guy like Saxton to set the table for more conservative candidates in the future.

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

Washington State Smoking Police Begin Rounding ‘Em Up

Here’s the list of the scofflaw smoking establishments caught allowing their patrons to SMOKE! or not properly warning their customers of Washington’s ridiculous smoking law. See the cops’ list below including the place and the rap sheet. Consider this: the cops won’t pick up illegal aliens who commit crimes unless they’ve already committed several, but they’re willing to bust legal establishments.
Patronize these places, won’t you?
My favorites are highlighted. Check out the Hookah Lounge being busted.

22 Doors, 405 15th Ave. E., Seattle, April 19, smoking
Al’s Tavern, 2303 N. 45th St., Seattle, Dec. 16, smoking and lack of signage
Back Door Pub, 12330 Lake City Way N.E., Seattle, Feb. 24, smoking
Brewsky’s Bar & Grill, 9635 16th Ave. S.W., Seattle, Dec. 16, smoking

Brickyard Pub, 28845 Military Road S., Federal Way, Jan. 18, signage
Bubba’s Place, 21237 E. Valley Highway, Kent, Dec. 19, smoking
Buckaroo Tavern, 4201 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle, Jan. 11, smoking
C.C. Attles and the Cadillac Grill, 1501 E. Madison St., Seattle, Feb. 15, smoking
Central Avenue Pub & Eatery, 1404 S. Central Ave., Kent, Dec. 19, smoking
City Hall Saloon & Eatery, 35317 314th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw, Jan. 13, signage and smoking
Club Hollywood Casino, 16176 Aurora Ave. N., Shoreline, Jan. 4, signage
Diwan Hookah Lounge, 111 Pine St., Seattle, Jan. 19, signage and smoking Hello? It’s a Hookah Lounge whose sole purpose is to SMOKE!
Downtown Emergency Service Center, 517 Third Ave., Seattle, Jan. 12, signage and smoking
Eagles Aerie #1, 6205 Corson Ave. S., Seattle, Dec. 16, smoking
Elks Cascade Lodge, 9116 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S., Seattle, Feb. 16, signage and smoking
Elks Lodge #92, 301 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle, Dec. 16, signage and smoking
Gator’s Sports Bar and Grill, 21609 84th Ave. S., Kent, Dec. 19, signage and smoking
Good Time Ernie’s, 15747 Ambaum Blvd. S.W., Seattle, Jan. 19, signage
Jumbo Chinese Restaurant, 4208 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, March 22, smoking
Lemieux’s 97, S. Lander St., Seattle, April 19, signage and smoking
Linda’s Tavern, 707 E. Pine St., Seattle, May 4, smoking
Lindmark Machine Works, 49 S. Spokane St., Seattle, March 15, signage
Mecca Bar & Grill, 1 E. Main St., Auburn, March 27, smoking
The Mercury, 1009 E. Union St., Seattle, May 12, signage and smoking
Pony Keg Lounge & Eatery, 8535 S. 212th St., Kent, Jan. 6, signage
Rabbit Hole, 4701 Roosevelt Ave. N.E., Seattle, Dec. 16, signage
Rainbow Room, 33320 Pacific Ave. S., Federal Way, April 19, signage
Rainier BBQ, 6400 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S., Seattle, March 22, smoking
Rimrock Steak House, 12322 Lake City Way N.E., Seattle, Jan. 4, smoking
Roman Casino, 11829 Renton Ave. S., Seattle, Dec. 19, signage and smoking
Rooty’s Sports Bar and Grill, 209 S.W. 148th St., Burien, Dec. 19, signage
Seattle Eagle Tavern, 314 E. Pike St., Seattle, Jan. 11, signage and smoking
Serenity Hall, 12536 Renton Ave. S., Renton, Jan. 6, signage
Shelly’s Restaurant and Lounge, 1734 Central Ave. S., Kent, Jan. 18, signage and smoking
Sonya’s Bar & Grill, 1919 First Ave., Seattle, Feb. 15, signage
Swannie’s Restaurant, 222 S. Main St., Seattle, March 1, signage
The Ballroom, 456 N. 36th St., Seattle, May 4, smoking
The Ballroom, 456 N. 36th St., Seattle, May 25, smoking
The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave., Seattle, Dec. 16, signage and smoking
The Monkey, 5303 Roosevelt Way N.E., Seattle, Dec. 28, signage and smoking
The Pickled Onion, 1314 Union Ave. N.E., Renton, Dec. 19, smoking
The Quarter Lounge, 909 Madison St., Seattle, Jan. 11, signage and smoking
The Tin Hat Bar & Grill, 512 N.W. 65th St., Seattle, Jan. 4, signage and smoking
The Whisky Bar, 2000 Second Ave., Seattle, March 22, smoking
Tony’s Liquid Lounge, 2317 N. 45th St., Seattle, March 22, signage
Victrola Coffee and Art, 411 15th Ave. E., Seattle, Dec. 21, signage
Virginia Saloon, 114 Railroad Ave. N., Kent, Dec. 19, signage
Wild Spirits, 944 Harrington Ave. N.E., Renton, Dec. 21, smoking
Zaina Food, Drinks & Friends, 108 Cherry St., Seattle, March 9, smoking

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

Hey Open Borders Crowd: They Like to Work AND Offend Here.

Deborah Schurman-Kauflin of the Violent Crimes Institute in Atlanta analyzed 1,500 cases from January 1999 through April 2006 that included serial rapes, serial murders, sexual homicides and child molestation committed by illegal immigrants.

Schurman-Kauflin concluded that, based on a figure of 12 million illegal immigrants and the fact that more of this population is male than average, sex offenders among illegals make up a higher percentage than offenders in the general population.

She arrives at the figure of 240,000 offenders – a conservative estimate, she says – through public records showing about 2 percent of illegals apprehended are sex offenders.

“This translates to 93 sex offenders and 12 serial sexual offenders coming across U.S. borders illegally per day,” she says.

She points out the 1,500 offenders in her study had a total of 5,999 victims, and each sex offender averaged four victims.

Schurman-Kauflin breaks down the 1,500 cases reviewed this way:

  • 525, or 35 percent, were child molestations
  • 358, or 24 percent, were rapes
  • 617, or 41 percent, were sexual homicides and serial murders

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

OPEN THREAD WEDNESDAY

Seattle’s parking tax anyone? Sounds coincidentally like the Tri Met tax extortion.

Mayor Greg Nickels today proposed a $1.8 billion tax increase to pay for Seattle’s backlog of street, bridge and sidewalk repairs, plus a host of transit, bike path and safety improvements.

Nickels’ package would be funded through a mix of increased property taxes, new taxes on commercial parking lots and an employer tax, which would be based on the number of employees who work at companies and organizations in Seattle.

If approved by the City Council, the mayor’s proposed property tax increase would go to voters for their approval in November. The new parking and employer taxes could be imposed without voter approval.

The levy would cost the owner of a typical Seattle home $195 during the first year. The levy would grow at the rate of construction inflation, but would be capped at a 5 percent increase per year.

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