Monthly Archives: March 2007

Iraq Surrender Policy Doesn’t Go Down Well With People Fighting

Get all the posts here, but you’ve got to love this sailor who calls out the Congress for what they area: Defeatists. I like the part about calling on the Iraqi government to stand up when the Congress isn’t even willing to do that.

As a sailor in Kuwait (it sounds weird to me too), I just want to tell you that those cowardly, greedy, short-sighted, spineless pieces of you know what that voted for this abortion of bill, should all be forced to come here for tour, just for a reality check. How can they complain about the Iraqi government not STEPPING UP, when the Congress is all but falling down! Talk about factions and greed! I can’t believe the pork in that bill. If such an arbitrary date is not harmful, and we are leaving regardless of conditions, WHY NOT cut off funding for the Iraq campaign, and have us home tomorrow? Oh, right, they would look bad. The election news wouldn’t hide it. Oh, yeah, election…….. They believe that THEY will be in charge in November…..God forbid that there are any messy international problems, especially ones that they VOTED FOR AND AUTHORIZED

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Iraq Surrender Policy Doesn’t Go Down Well With People Fighting

Get all the posts here, but you’ve got to love this sailor who calls out the Congress for what they area: Defeatists. I like the part about calling on the Iraqi government to stand up when the Congress isn’t even willing to do that.

As a sailor in Kuwait (it sounds weird to me too), I just want to tell you that those cowardly, greedy, short-sighted, spineless pieces of you know what that voted for this abortion of bill, should all be forced to come here for tour, just for a reality check. How can they complain about the Iraqi government not STEPPING UP, when the Congress is all but falling down! Talk about factions and greed! I can’t believe the pork in that bill. If such an arbitrary date is not harmful, and we are leaving regardless of conditions, WHY NOT cut off funding for the Iraq campaign, and have us home tomorrow? Oh, right, they would look bad. The election news wouldn’t hide it. Oh, yeah, election…….. They believe that THEY will be in charge in November…..God forbid that there are any messy international problems, especially ones that they VOTED FOR AND AUTHORIZED

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Just Another Day With Portland’s Professional Protesters *Flag Defecation; Video of Burning Soldier in Effigy

Where’s Portland’s Apology to the Troops? Where’s Portland’s Apology to the Nation? Where’s Portland’s Apology to Schumachers? Contact Mayor Tom Potter here.
Turns out what they were doing last weekend WAS ILLEGAL.
Portland ordinance:
20.12.030 Unlawful Urination or Defecation.

No person shall urinate or defecate in any park except in a convenience station designed for that purpose; or blow, spread, or place any nasal or other bodily discharge; or spit, urinate, or defecate on the floors, walls, partitions, furniture, fittings, or on any portion of any public convenience station or in any place in such station, excepting directly into the particular fixture provided for that purpose; or place any bottle, can, cloth, rag, or metal, wood, or stone substance in any of the plumbing fixtures in any such station.



(This photo has been removed due to copyright considerations)

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Just Another Day With Portland’s Professional Protesters *Flag Defecation; Video of Burning Soldier in Effigy

Where’s Portland’s Apology to the Troops? Where’s Portland’s Apology to the Nation? Where’s Portland’s Apology to Schumachers? Contact Mayor Tom Potter here.
Turns out what they were doing last weekend WAS ILLEGAL.
Portland ordinance:
20.12.030 Unlawful Urination or Defecation.

No person shall urinate or defecate in any park except in a convenience station designed for that purpose; or blow, spread, or place any nasal or other bodily discharge; or spit, urinate, or defecate on the floors, walls, partitions, furniture, fittings, or on any portion of any public convenience station or in any place in such station, excepting directly into the particular fixture provided for that purpose; or place any bottle, can, cloth, rag, or metal, wood, or stone substance in any of the plumbing fixtures in any such station.



(This photo has been removed due to copyright considerations)

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Fruit Bats Gone Mad*UPDATE


In addition to the other protester pictures from Portland from over the weekend (see a few blog entries down here) there’s THIS photo from San Francisco (above).

ADDITION FRIDAY 7:15 AM:
I’ve noticed that you’ve mentioned the editorial in the Oregonian separating this Portland anarchist bunch from the so called “peace” crowd. Sorry, no sale. The Orwellian named Portland Peaceful Response Coalition, the folks who have been leading pro Palestinian, anti United States, no war protests for years are EXACTLY among the people who were burning the soldier in effigy and declared F*** the Troops in their signs.

The PPRC, once upon a time, used to have their member groups listed on their website. They changed their website to members only and then eventually removed their list of members, but not until after I outed them on the air on my Saturday show on KPAM several years ago. Apparently pointing out their members on the air made them nervous. And why wouldn’t they be? Their membership included what we now know are terror groups! Among their members are: EARTH FIRST, ELF and ALF (in addition to the usual communist and socialist party folks. Here’s their current list of causes with which they associate. While there are the assorted far left groups with which they associate, this is a SIGNIFICANTLY SANITIZED LIST.

And let’s duly note this: according to the folks who have been keeping track of the usual crazies out in front of Schumachers, two of the “regular” protesters from Schumachers WERE ARRESTED over the weekend at the “peace” protest. What are the chances that it’s the first time these professional protesters have ever broken the law during a protest? Slim to none I’d say. So, Portland police, why aren’t you more closely watching the Schumacher protesters…from the FRONT…not the back!
Read Debra Saunders piece on the Bush Lied trope here. Nut graphs here:

I decided to re-read the NIE excerpts that the administration released. What does the report say? “Baghdad has chemical and biological weapons as well as missiles with ranges in excess of U.N. restrictions; if left unchecked, it probably will have a nuclear weapon during this decade.” The NIE also reported that Iraq had “expanded its chemical and biological infrastructure under the cover of civilian production,” that Baghdad had renewed production of mustard and sarin gases, and that Iraqi missiles could threaten the “U.S. homeland.”

Yes, the NIE key judgments reported that some officials in the State Department did not believe Saddam Hussein was pursuing a “comprehensive approach to acquire nuclear weapons.” But the report also noted that, “Most agencies assess that Baghdad started reconstituting its nuclear program about the time that (U.N. weapons) inspectors departed — December 1998.”

So let us review the Bush-lied argument that Anderson and other war critics espouse. They say Bush lied about WMD, when, in fact, America’s best intelligence presented no doubt about Iraq having chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction. And according to the NIE, most intelligence agencies also believed Iraq had been working on nukes for four years.

Here’s another point that the Bush-lied misinformation campaign has forgotten. While war critics point to Bush’s inclusion of this sentence — “The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa” — in his 2003 State of the Union Address as proof that Bush misled the country into war, Bush uttered those words three months after Congress voted to authorize the use of force in Iraq.

Bush Lied is the Big Lie. It takes the controversy over one aspect of U.S. intelligence on Iraq’s WMD — the nuclear program question — to argue that the whole WMD argument was bogus. That is, the president’s accusers are guilty of the very sort of dishonest selectivity that they accuse Bush of using.

Now the Bush-lied lie is boomeranging on those Democratic presidential hopefuls — Sens. Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Christopher Dodd and former Sen. John Edwards — who voted in favor of the Iraq war resolution.

By going along with the Bush-lied spin, by refusing to acknowledge that the intelligence community presented strong reasons to vote for war, these Democrats have boxed themselves into a corner. They now have only one rationale for their vote that they can use — they were duped by the nincompoop Bush — or one rationale that they cannot use — they sent U.S. troops to Iraq against their better judgment but out of naked ambition.

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Wife’s Cancer Returns; Edwards Returns to Campaign

It’s a family decision, but I’m mystified by John and Elizabeth Edwards’ decision to stay in the Presidential race (story here). If I’m John Edwards–a man who’s already lost a child–I think I’d want to spend as much time with my family as a whole while caring for my wife, Elizabeth, whose cancer has returned and has spread to the bone and possibly her lung.

It’s not like he needs a paycheck.
Does he think the country can’t live without him or something?
If it were a choice between my husband campaigning for a promotion or sticking around and spending as much time with me and the kids while I battled cancer, he’d choose me.

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Fruit Bats Gone Mad*UPDATE


In addition to the other protester pictures from Portland from over the weekend (see a few blog entries down here) there’s THIS photo from San Francisco (above).

ADDITION FRIDAY 7:15 AM:
I’ve noticed that you’ve mentioned the editorial in the Oregonian separating this Portland anarchist bunch from the so called “peace” crowd. Sorry, no sale. The Orwellian named Portland Peaceful Response Coalition, the folks who have been leading pro Palestinian, anti United States, no war protests for years are EXACTLY among the people who were burning the soldier in effigy and declared F*** the Troops in their signs.

The PPRC, once upon a time, used to have their member groups listed on their website. They changed their website to members only and then eventually removed their list of members, but not until after I outed them on the air on my Saturday show on KPAM several years ago. Apparently pointing out their members on the air made them nervous. And why wouldn’t they be? Their membership included what we now know are terror groups! Among their members are: EARTH FIRST, ELF and ALF (in addition to the usual communist and socialist party folks. Here’s their current list of causes with which they associate. While there are the assorted far left groups with which they associate, this is a SIGNIFICANTLY SANITIZED LIST.

And let’s duly note this: according to the folks who have been keeping track of the usual crazies out in front of Schumachers, two of the “regular” protesters from Schumachers WERE ARRESTED over the weekend at the “peace” protest. What are the chances that it’s the first time these professional protesters have ever broken the law during a protest? Slim to none I’d say. So, Portland police, why aren’t you more closely watching the Schumacher protesters…from the FRONT…not the back!
Read Debra Saunders piece on the Bush Lied trope here. Nut graphs here:

I decided to re-read the NIE excerpts that the administration released. What does the report say? “Baghdad has chemical and biological weapons as well as missiles with ranges in excess of U.N. restrictions; if left unchecked, it probably will have a nuclear weapon during this decade.” The NIE also reported that Iraq had “expanded its chemical and biological infrastructure under the cover of civilian production,” that Baghdad had renewed production of mustard and sarin gases, and that Iraqi missiles could threaten the “U.S. homeland.”

Yes, the NIE key judgments reported that some officials in the State Department did not believe Saddam Hussein was pursuing a “comprehensive approach to acquire nuclear weapons.” But the report also noted that, “Most agencies assess that Baghdad started reconstituting its nuclear program about the time that (U.N. weapons) inspectors departed — December 1998.”

So let us review the Bush-lied argument that Anderson and other war critics espouse. They say Bush lied about WMD, when, in fact, America’s best intelligence presented no doubt about Iraq having chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction. And according to the NIE, most intelligence agencies also believed Iraq had been working on nukes for four years.

Here’s another point that the Bush-lied misinformation campaign has forgotten. While war critics point to Bush’s inclusion of this sentence — “The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa” — in his 2003 State of the Union Address as proof that Bush misled the country into war, Bush uttered those words three months after Congress voted to authorize the use of force in Iraq.

Bush Lied is the Big Lie. It takes the controversy over one aspect of U.S. intelligence on Iraq’s WMD — the nuclear program question — to argue that the whole WMD argument was bogus. That is, the president’s accusers are guilty of the very sort of dishonest selectivity that they accuse Bush of using.

Now the Bush-lied lie is boomeranging on those Democratic presidential hopefuls — Sens. Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Christopher Dodd and former Sen. John Edwards — who voted in favor of the Iraq war resolution.

By going along with the Bush-lied spin, by refusing to acknowledge that the intelligence community presented strong reasons to vote for war, these Democrats have boxed themselves into a corner. They now have only one rationale for their vote that they can use — they were duped by the nincompoop Bush — or one rationale that they cannot use — they sent U.S. troops to Iraq against their better judgment but out of naked ambition.

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

Wife’s Cancer Returns; Edwards Returns to Campaign

It’s a family decision, but I’m mystified by John and Elizabeth Edwards’ decision to stay in the Presidential race (story here). If I’m John Edwards–a man who’s already lost a child–I think I’d want to spend as much time with my family as a whole while caring for my wife, Elizabeth, whose cancer has returned and has spread to the bone and possibly her lung.

It’s not like he needs a paycheck.
Does he think the country can’t live without him or something?
If it were a choice between my husband campaigning for a promotion or sticking around and spending as much time with me and the kids while I battled cancer, he’d choose me.

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Equality is nice but SB 2 is Orwellian and UNCONSTITUTIONAL?

Reeducation:

(1) A program of public education calculated to eliminate attitudes upon which practices of discrimination because of race, { + color, + } religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, + } marital status { + , + } { – or national origin – } { + age or disability + } are based.

Perceived Protection:
How do you know if you’re discriminating against a protected person?
You don’t. Why? Because it also covers people who PERCEIVE themselves
to be a gender that they weren’t born with.

{ + (6) 'Sexual orientation' means an individual's actual
or perceived heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality
or gender
identity, regardless of whether the individual's
gender identity, appearance, expression or behavior
differs from that
traditionally associated with the individual's
sex at birth. + }


So if you're hiring for a hostess and your purple haired, tattooed,
drag queen applicant does not project the kind of image you
want as the hostess of your restaurant and you don't hire him/her??
Screwed. That's what you are.

State must determine bona fide church status:
The Bill says if you operate a “Bona fide” church with you don’t have to hire
one of these protected person so long as the state determines you’re bona fide
AND it’s an important job. So, for instance, if you operate a church you might
have to hire a flaming drag queen as the janitor under this law. Or the Sunday
School bus driver might be a flamboyant gay man, who may be the nicest
guy in the world, but ain’t the kind image your want your Sunday
School kids to emulate. Who decides what’s “bona fide”? The state of course.

{ +  (3) + } { + Nothing in this chapter prohibits + } a bona fide church
or sectarian religiousinstitution
, including but not limited to
a school, hospital or church camp, from preferring an employee or applicant for
employment of one religious sect or persuasion over another when:
(a) That religious sect or persuasion to which the employee or
applicant belongs is the same as that of { + the + } church or institution;
(b) In the opinion of { + the church or institution + },
such a preference will best serve the purposes of { + the + } church
or institution; and (c) The employment involved is closely connected
with or related to the primary purposes of the church or institution and
is not connected with a commercial or business activity { + that + }
has no necessary relationship to the church or institution, or to its
primary purposes.

Joe Sixpack can be sued. Who knew?
The poor schmuck who works with the protected class of people could be sued.

(b) The operator or manager of the place of public accommodation,
the employee or person acting on behalf of the place,
and any aider or abettor shall be jointly and severally
liable for all damages awarded in the action;

Could some attorney tell me if this section is boilerplate? It seems
awfully strange to me. SECTION 17 of SB 2. Find the whole bil
here.
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