Monthly Archives: January 2007

Guerilla Marketing Stops Traffic in Boston…Meantime…Portland Yawned..


Except alert Gentle Listener (to the Victoria Taft Show 5-8pm AM 860 KPAM) Matthew who, along with most folks, thought the little electronic sign spotted a couple of weeks ago was just some Portland Professional Protester giving his opinion on cars here in the Rose City.
Here’s Matthew’s picture.

Alert Gentle Listener Jack said, hey Victoria, doesn’t this Boston sign look alot like Portland’s? And I do believe it does. See below.


Turns out both cities were targeted for a guerilla marketing campaign by the Cartoon Network, but unfortunately, they failed to tell the authorities. Doesn’t matter in Portland really because they blew it off anyway.
Here’s the story.
*UPDATE We find out from a caller to my show that the one finger salute electronic sign is now located at World Cup on NW 19th! A listener at World Cup! Love it!

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Guerilla Marketing Stops Traffic in Boston…Meantime…Portland Yawned..


Except alert Gentle Listener (to the Victoria Taft Show 5-8pm AM 860 KPAM) Matthew who, along with most folks, thought the little electronic sign spotted a couple of weeks ago was just some Portland Professional Protester giving his opinion on cars here in the Rose City.
Here’s Matthew’s picture.

Alert Gentle Listener Jack said, hey Victoria, doesn’t this Boston sign look alot like Portland’s? And I do believe it does. See below.


Turns out both cities were targeted for a guerilla marketing campaign by the Cartoon Network, but unfortunately, they failed to tell the authorities. Doesn’t matter in Portland really because they blew it off anyway.
Here’s the story.
*UPDATE We find out from a caller to my show that the one finger salute electronic sign is now located at World Cup on NW 19th! A listener at World Cup! Love it!

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

Measure 37: Democrats Begin the Dismantling

61% of voters approved Measure 37 to restore property rights that were yours when you purchased your property.
Oregon Democrats don’t think you’re smart enough to have known what you were doing. So, it appears that on the same day the Multnomah County Commission Chair Ted Wheeler announced a proposal to end the stalemate with Dorothy English, the poster child of Measure 37, there’s a full court press effort to dismantle Measure 37. Instead of waiting for the 94 year old woman to die, as appeared to be the county’s strategy from the beginning, now Wheeler has put together a proposal (some of which is below) to bring this to an end.
Meantime, as RinoWatch reports here, there an orchestrated effort to put Measure 37 on “temporary” ice.

Here’s part of the letter from Ted Wheeler to members of the Multnomah County Commission:

Ted Wheeler [Tuesday] submitted a proposed Order to the Board of County Commissioners to allow Dorothy English to create eight lots on her 22 acre property in the northwest corner of Multnomah County.
“I believe it is in the best interests of the people of Multnomah County to resolve this matter without further delay,” said Wheeler. “The proposed order will allow her to use an expedited process to obtain approval for a total of eight lots,” Wheeler continued. Development on the steep wooded property had been restricted for years due to its zoning for forestry uses. In a memo to the Board of County Commissioners, Wheeler advised that basic health and safety requirements including emergency access, provision of water and sanitation and landslide prevention would apply to the new development and that neighbors would receive notice of before development is approved. “I want her to be able to build her houses, but I also want the fire trucks to be able to reach them in an emergency,” Wheeler said. The Dorothy English case is unique, Wheeler noted, because it is the only Measure 37 claim filed before the adoption of a county ordinance that set standards for processing such claims. As such it requires a “unique solution,” Wheeler suggested. In addition to waiving fees and expediting applications, the proposed order would allow Mrs. English to refer any disputes on the development of the property to independent, binding arbitration. The full Board of County Commissioners will vote on the proposed order at their February 15 meeting. # # #

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Congratulations! The LA Times Finally Figures Out What We’re REALLY Up Against. I think…

Doomsday cult said to be at center of Iraqi battle

Authorities say Iraqi and U.S. forces fought disciples of a renegade Muslim leader intent on killing Shiite pilgrims.
By Louise Roug and Saad Fakhrildeen, Special to The Times
January 30, 2007

Rest of the story here.

Then we have this story. Makes you want to ask, doesn’t it, how many of those DISPLACED Iraqis are the BAD GUYS?
Does anyone bother to find out? No, of course, not.

THE CONFLICT IN IRAQ: THE TALE OF AN ARMED CULT; REFUGEE TALLY; VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE

Group reports increase in number of displaced Iraqis

Baghdad’s neighborhoods are being reshaped along sectarian lines as victims flee to safer areas.
By Paul Richter, Times Staff Writer
January 30, 2007
story here.

SUBTEXT: The US is the bad guy for going in and clearing and holding the neighborhoods to prevent insurgents from further taking hold.

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

Measure 37: Democrats Begin the Dismantling

61% of voters approved Measure 37 to restore property rights that were yours when you purchased your property.
Oregon Democrats don’t think you’re smart enough to have known what you were doing. So, it appears that on the same day the Multnomah County Commission Chair Ted Wheeler announced a proposal to end the stalemate with Dorothy English, the poster child of Measure 37, there’s a full court press effort to dismantle Measure 37. Instead of waiting for the 94 year old woman to die, as appeared to be the county’s strategy from the beginning, now Wheeler has put together a proposal (some of which is below) to bring this to an end.
Meantime, as RinoWatch reports here, there an orchestrated effort to put Measure 37 on “temporary” ice.

Here’s part of the letter from Ted Wheeler to members of the Multnomah County Commission:

Ted Wheeler [Tuesday] submitted a proposed Order to the Board of County Commissioners to allow Dorothy English to create eight lots on her 22 acre property in the northwest corner of Multnomah County.
“I believe it is in the best interests of the people of Multnomah County to resolve this matter without further delay,” said Wheeler. “The proposed order will allow her to use an expedited process to obtain approval for a total of eight lots,” Wheeler continued. Development on the steep wooded property had been restricted for years due to its zoning for forestry uses. In a memo to the Board of County Commissioners, Wheeler advised that basic health and safety requirements including emergency access, provision of water and sanitation and landslide prevention would apply to the new development and that neighbors would receive notice of before development is approved. “I want her to be able to build her houses, but I also want the fire trucks to be able to reach them in an emergency,” Wheeler said. The Dorothy English case is unique, Wheeler noted, because it is the only Measure 37 claim filed before the adoption of a county ordinance that set standards for processing such claims. As such it requires a “unique solution,” Wheeler suggested. In addition to waiving fees and expediting applications, the proposed order would allow Mrs. English to refer any disputes on the development of the property to independent, binding arbitration. The full Board of County Commissioners will vote on the proposed order at their February 15 meeting. # # #

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Why Do US News Media in Iraq Accept Insurgent Video But Won’t Embed with US Forces?

Because they’re afraid of not seeming “OBJECTIVE.” Insert laugh track here.
US news media, CBS News this time, use the same video–which appeared on Al Qaeda website for which the terror group takes credit–and the CBS reporter doesn’t bother to mention it. CBS chooses not to air it because it’s too bloody. The Al Qaeda cellphone photog uses close ups of executed Iraqi soldiers.
Here’s the run down on the battle of Haifa Street in Baghdad from the US perspective…

Here’s the Pentagon angle:

Here’s some of what CBS was given by their reporter (they didn’t run it because it was too bloody but they put it on their website)…which was partnered with a Haifa Street ‘resident’ conveniently covered by the same material used by the insurgents to keep their identities secret. Of course the CBS reporter didn’t say where she got the tape. Of course she didn’t say it was shot by Al Qaeda and appeared on an Al Qaeda website. That might make her and– them– look…bad.
Here’s where you can find the al Qaeda video.

Michelle Malkin has more here. Newsbusters has more here. No, the news media doesn’t have anything more—until they get it hand delivered from Al Qaeda.

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Congratulations! The LA Times Finally Figures Out What We’re REALLY Up Against. I think…

Doomsday cult said to be at center of Iraqi battle

Authorities say Iraqi and U.S. forces fought disciples of a renegade Muslim leader intent on killing Shiite pilgrims.
By Louise Roug and Saad Fakhrildeen, Special to The Times
January 30, 2007

Rest of the story here.

Then we have this story. Makes you want to ask, doesn’t it, how many of those DISPLACED Iraqis are the BAD GUYS?
Does anyone bother to find out? No, of course, not.

THE CONFLICT IN IRAQ: THE TALE OF AN ARMED CULT; REFUGEE TALLY; VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE

Group reports increase in number of displaced Iraqis

Baghdad’s neighborhoods are being reshaped along sectarian lines as victims flee to safer areas.
By Paul Richter, Times Staff Writer
January 30, 2007
story here.

SUBTEXT: The US is the bad guy for going in and clearing and holding the neighborhoods to prevent insurgents from further taking hold.

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

Why Do US News Media in Iraq Accept Insurgent Video But Won’t Embed with US Forces?

Because they’re afraid of not seeming “OBJECTIVE.” Insert laugh track here.
US news media, CBS News this time, use the same video–which appeared on Al Qaeda website for which the terror group takes credit–and the CBS reporter doesn’t bother to mention it. CBS chooses not to air it because it’s too bloody. The Al Qaeda cellphone photog uses close ups of executed Iraqi soldiers.
Here’s the run down on the battle of Haifa Street in Baghdad from the US perspective…

Here’s the Pentagon angle:

Here’s some of what CBS was given by their reporter (they didn’t run it because it was too bloody but they put it on their website)…which was partnered with a Haifa Street ‘resident’ conveniently covered by the same material used by the insurgents to keep their identities secret. Of course the CBS reporter didn’t say where she got the tape. Of course she didn’t say it was shot by Al Qaeda and appeared on an Al Qaeda website. That might make her and– them– look…bad.
Here’s where you can find the al Qaeda video.

Michelle Malkin has more here. Newsbusters has more here. No, the news media doesn’t have anything more—until they get it hand delivered from Al Qaeda.

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

They Think You’re Smart Enough to Vote for Them but…

Not smart enough to…
Decide whether taxpayers should pay for their campaigns

Decide whether they should meet every year

Decide whether they should have salary increases

Decide whether our votes should count in the traditional electoral college

Decide whether the government should pay a fair price for taking the use of your own property away.

Decide on initiatives and petitions to the government.

Got anymore to add to the list?

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They Think You’re Smart Enough to Vote for Them but…

Not smart enough to…
Decide whether taxpayers should pay for their campaigns

Decide whether they should meet every year

Decide whether they should have salary increases

Decide whether our votes should count in the traditional electoral college

Decide whether the government should pay a fair price for taking the use of your own property away.

Decide on initiatives and petitions to the government.

Got anymore to add to the list?

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Surprise Meeting of Portland City Committee on the So Called "Clean Elections" Sham

Erik Sten and Gary Blackmer’s “clean elections” law purported to get rid of the corrupting influence of big time corporations and individuals in favor of the corrupting influence of small time operators. And congratulations: YOU PAID FOR IT!
But hey…the local Zero bought in.
Thanks to the blog by Jack Bogdanski we find out that the Portland City Council Committee plans to have an emergency, quickie, quick-before-anyone-finds-out-meeting about this travesty of “legislation” Monday afternoon at 5:30pm.
Gee, hope you can make it. Oh wait, they didn’t want you to come…just like they didn’t want input by voters on this measure REQUIRED by the City Charter because they knew you wouldn’t go for a tax increase. Get the deets here.

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

Surprise Meeting of Portland City Committee on the So Called "Clean Elections" Sham

Erik Sten and Gary Blackmer’s “clean elections” law purported to get rid of the corrupting influence of big time corporations and individuals in favor of the corrupting influence of small time operators. And congratulations: YOU PAID FOR IT!
But hey…the local Zero bought in.
Thanks to the blog by Jack Bogdanski we find out that the Portland City Council Committee plans to have an emergency, quickie, quick-before-anyone-finds-out-meeting about this travesty of “legislation” Monday afternoon at 5:30pm.
Gee, hope you can make it. Oh wait, they didn’t want you to come…just like they didn’t want input by voters on this measure REQUIRED by the City Charter because they knew you wouldn’t go for a tax increase. Get the deets here.

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

Measure 37 Gutting to Begin in Closed Meetings

See, the Democrats think you were smart enough to vote for them but brain damaged when you voted in favor of Measure 37. Measure 37 is a measure overwhelmingly passed by Oregon voters to give back land owners the rights they possessed when they purchased their property, but whose *CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS* were violated when the state, county, city governments put new rules on their property to prevent its use.
In the following video you see that the D’s running the land use committee–who have been charged with gutting M 37–will not allow any “minority reports.” Those would be proffered by the R’s which are now the minority. The R’s have done this on occasion when they were in charge but not on policy committees such as this–especially when going against the will of the people.

Big ‘ups’ to NW Republican and Orbusmax for the link.

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