Monthly Archives: March 2007

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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UPDATE: Men in Skirts, Drag Queens, Bush Haters Unite! (Good Guys at End of Post)


In San Francisco (above) in Portland (below)

I thought I’d seen all the signs on Indy media but Lew draws my attention to these located at Little Green Footballs from Portland’s anti SOLDIER protest over the weekend. Sorry about the language but I thought you needed to see these low lifes in action. See you at 10:30 at the Capitol (Tuesday) for HJM 9 vote. Burning a soldier in effigy. Unbelievable. Bastards.

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Tell your legislator to vote NO on HJM 9 tomorrow/Tuesday 10:30, House Floor, Salem
Did anyone see the person who DEFECATED on the American flag during yesterday’s protest? This is a story I have heard from the Portland Police Bureau. And here’s another factoid: two of the protesters arrested yesterday were regulars at the Schumacher weekly protests, according to the Schumacher spokesman. What are the chances that the only time they ever broke the law was yesterday? I’m sure they NEVER broke the law in front of Schumachers (read with sarcasm).
Listener Matthew took this picture yesterday.



A few of them have plans for today as well, the actual date on which the US went into Iraq. Check out today’s activities. I love the anarchist meeting scheduled for tonight. Rage against the machine, yo! Come to think of it, the strategy on how to avoid paying taxes looks pretty interesting, too.

Meanwhile in Washington D.C the thousands of Eagles who came out to support A Gathering of Eagles OUTNUMBERED the anti war protesters! That doesn’t usually happen because usually the silent majority stays home and does its work.
See video here for updates. Here’s a great picture at the counter protest however. One of the few mean spirited ones on our side.

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

Men in Skirts! Bush Haters Unite!


Thanks to Indy Media for the images.
A few of them have plans for today as well, the actual date on which the US went into Iraq. Check out today’s activities. I love the anarchist meeting scheduled for tonight. Rage against the machine, yo! Come to think of it, the strategy on how to avoid paying taxes looks pretty interesting, too.
Indymedia Events:

Monday’s Events (3/19/2007)
12:00pm No More Invasions, No More Wars Demonstration
2:00pm Solidarity Protest (post anti-war protest)
4:00pm No More Invasions, No More Wars Demonstration
5:00pm Books to Prisoners mailing night
6pm-7pm Iraq War Vigils Monday Across Portland
6:00pm One Devil of an Anti-fascist Film Series – Dante’s Inferno
6:45pm City Repair’s Village Bldg Convergence 7 Core Meeting
7:00pm Pyeongtaek – Struggles of South Korean Farmers for Land
7:00pm basic war tax resistance & redirection
7:30pm An anarchist study group

UPDATE: Men in Skirts, Drag Queens, Bush Haters Unite! (Good Guys at End of Post)


In San Francisco (above) in Portland (below)

I thought I’d seen all the signs on Indy media but Lew draws my attention to these located at Little Green Footballs from Portland’s anti SOLDIER protest over the weekend. Sorry about the language but I thought you needed to see these low lifes in action. See you at 10:30 at the Capitol (Tuesday) for HJM 9 vote. Burning a soldier in effigy. Unbelievable. Bastards.

This photo removed by blog administrator

Tell your legislator to vote NO on HJM 9 tomorrow/Tuesday 10:30, House Floor, Salem
Did anyone see the person who DEFECATED on the American flag during yesterday’s protest? This is a story I have heard from the Portland Police Bureau. And here’s another factoid: two of the protesters arrested yesterday were regulars at the Schumacher weekly protests, according to the Schumacher spokesman. What are the chances that the only time they ever broke the law was yesterday? I’m sure they NEVER broke the law in front of Schumachers (read with sarcasm).
Listener Matthew took this picture yesterday.



A few of them have plans for today as well, the actual date on which the US went into Iraq. Check out today’s activities. I love the anarchist meeting scheduled for tonight. Rage against the machine, yo! Come to think of it, the strategy on how to avoid paying taxes looks pretty interesting, too.

Meanwhile in Washington D.C the thousands of Eagles who came out to support A Gathering of Eagles OUTNUMBERED the anti war protesters! That doesn’t usually happen because usually the silent majority stays home and does its work.
See video here for updates. Here’s a great picture at the counter protest however. One of the few mean spirited ones on our side.

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

Men in Skirts! Bush Haters Unite!


Thanks to Indy Media for the images.
A few of them have plans for today as well, the actual date on which the US went into Iraq. Check out today’s activities. I love the anarchist meeting scheduled for tonight. Rage against the machine, yo! Come to think of it, the strategy on how to avoid paying taxes looks pretty interesting, too.
Indymedia Events:

Monday’s Events (3/19/2007)
12:00pm No More Invasions, No More Wars Demonstration
2:00pm Solidarity Protest (post anti-war protest)
4:00pm No More Invasions, No More Wars Demonstration
5:00pm Books to Prisoners mailing night
6pm-7pm Iraq War Vigils Monday Across Portland
6:00pm One Devil of an Anti-fascist Film Series – Dante’s Inferno
6:45pm City Repair’s Village Bldg Convergence 7 Core Meeting
7:00pm Pyeongtaek – Struggles of South Korean Farmers for Land
7:00pm basic war tax resistance & redirection
7:30pm An anarchist study group

Khalid Sheik Mohammed: I Was Responsible

The Weekly Standard’s terrorism researcher, Tom Joscelyn, is on the show to connect the dots. Got questions? Get ’em ready. Call this afternoon.

Note that KSM acknowledges responsibility for the first World Trade Center bombing in ’93. Ramzi Yousef is his nephew. The bomb maker was from Iraq or claimed to be anyway.
Wake up Khalid the Americans would like to speak to you!

Here’s a list of his confessions (thanks to Powerline Blog):


Rosie O’Donnell on The View about the confession document and KSM. She makes a fool of herself. See the video here.
“without reporters present” Don’t make me laugh.

ROSIE O’DONNELL, “THE VIEW” HOST: “But I just think, this man for whatever he did or didn’t do, he is not the be all, end all of terrorism in America. And our government has not found the answer in this one way [unintelligible].”

Here’s Hot Air’s take on her bloviating:

KSM planned 9-11 from stem to stern, had a hand in Jose Padilla’s planned dirty bomb attack, planned Operation Bojinka and more than two dozen other attacks worldwide. The man has buckets of innocent blood on his hands, and if he hadn’t been caught he would have pulled some off and kept planning more. Just what does it take to be the “be all, end all of terrorism,” Rosie?



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Oregon Democrats: Bought and Paid for by the Teachers Unions

If you’re a teacher who just wants to teach, get paid a decent salary, keep your head down and change lives, I’m afraid your union doesn’t have the same idea. It doesn’t just want fair pay, your union WANTS ALL OF IT.

There’s bill to kill local control and roll all teachers pensions/insurance into one plan that only serves to strengthen the union—not the classroom. House Minority leader, Wayne Scott has an opinion on it here.

Here’s another bill to kill the Charter School efforts by thousands of Oregonians. But it kills one school in particular: the Connections Academy. It’s an online school. Oregon’s certified smart education guys say, ‘You know this distance learning thing…not real big here. Not a good thing here.’ Or words to that effect. I’m sure they’re right. This distance learning thing would never be effective at Harvard or University of Washington or Stanford or …


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