Monthly Archives: June 2007

Salem’s Lot: The Top Ten Dumbest Bills This Session

#10 Raising the cost of buying a house with a tax on documents for buying a house so that buying a house would be easier for people who can’t buy a house. Got it?
#9 Doggy Dining…a bill that would allow all Oregon restaurants to let dogs dine with their humans. What could possibly go wrong?
#8 Allowing people who live in a van by the river…to register to vote..and use as their address….”Van by the River.”
#7 The “don’t gossip about your friends” bill…except they gave it a high tech name…cyberbullying!
#6 A bill to force employers to keep employees even though they’re high on medical marijuana!
#5 The raise your hand to cross the street bill! Further encouraging and emboldening jay walkers
#4 A bill that would have legalized bikes without brakes
#3 The center for missing and exploited shopping carts…complete with hotline
#2 Smoking ban in bars, taverns, bingo halls, bowling alleys …as a health measure…because as we all know…you go to bars for your health.

#1 hooker school/prostiteachers!

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

Friday Topic: What Do Low Approval Ratings Mean for Oregon and National Leaders?

A new poll shows Oregonians’ confidence in elected officials at an all time low. The same poll says illegal immigration is the second most important issue in Oregon, after education, but, as we pointed out earlier in the week on the show, those two issues are intertwined and Oregon politicos just don’t want to own up to it. When you have a $1.4 million dollar* impact at only three Portland area schools (and I’m sure it was worse) after the Fresh Del Monte raid, extrapolate that out to other school districts in Oregon (say Hillsboro and Woodburn for instance) and you have a HUGE impact on schools. Local officials like to say the problem of illegal immigration is national, not local, but if Oregon took more measures to make this state less hospitable to illegal immigrants, we might actually make our schools more responsive to citizens instead of catering to the ELL crowd.
Along with that poll we find that Oregonians don’t have much confidence in congress and the legislature. Hibbitts attributes it to George Bush’s low approval ratings. But while some of this is due to the malaise of the second term presidency and the drag effect of Iraq, congressional reps–especially D’s–have only themselves to blame.
When they should have paid attention to being responsible adult legislators they took out their pea shooters and put a picture of George Bush on their dartboards. That was sophomoric, devastating and wrong. They were seen as feckless as a result. They were perceived as being concerned only about their elections instead of looking out for our country. For their part, the R’s looked weak and vacillating on the biggest issue of our lives: national security.
The result is both sides, but especially the D’s, spent their political capital bringing down the president in the esteem of the populace and that lack of confidence slopped over and soaked their candidacies. Of course the American public doesn’t trust them, they stand for nothing but their own naked political greed and it’s clear they’ve sold out the country.
You can’t blame all that on the president Tim Hibbits.

*Cost per student as figured by the difference of absences the day of the raid and the day after the raid.

Friday Topic: What Do Low Approval Ratings for Leaders Reveal?

A new poll shows Oregonians’ confidence in elected officials at an all time low. The same poll says illegal immigration is the second most important issue in Oregon, after education, but, as we pointed out earlier in the week on the show, those two issues are intertwined and Oregon politicos just don’t want to own up to it. When you have a $1.4 million dollar* impact at only three Portland area schools (and I’m sure it was worse) after the Fresh Del Monte raid, extrapolate that out to other school districts in Oregon (say Hillsboro and Woodburn for instance) and you have a HUGE impact on schools. Local officials like to say the problem of illegal immigration is national, not local, but if Oregon took more measures to make this state less hospitable to illegal immigrants, we might actually make our schools more responsive to citizens instead of catering to the ELL crowd.
Along with that poll we find that Oregonians don’t have much confidence in congress and the legislature. Hibbitts attributes it to George Bush’s low approval ratings. But while some of this is due to the malaise of the second term presidency and the drag effect of Iraq, congressional reps–especially D’s–have only themselves to blame.
When they should have paid attention to being responsible adult legislators they took out their pea shooters and put a picture of George Bush on their dartboards. That was sophomoric, devastating and wrong. They were seen as feckless as a result. They were perceived as being concerned only about their elections instead of looking out for our country. For their part, the R’s looked weak and vacillating on the biggest issue of our lives: national security.
The result is both sides, but especially the D’s, spent their political capital bringing down the president in the esteem of the populace and that lack of confidence slopped over and soaked their candidacies. Of course the American public doesn’t trust them, they stand for nothing but their own naked political greed and it’s clear they’ve sold out the country.
You can’t blame all that on the president Tim Hibbits.

*Cost per student as figured by the difference of absences the day of the raid and the day after the raid.

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

Salem’s Lot: The Top Ten Dumbest Bills This Session

#10 Raising the cost of buying a house with a tax on documents for buying a house so that buying a house would be easier for people who can’t buy a house. Got it?
#9 Doggy Dining…a bill that would allow all Oregon restaurants to let dogs dine with their humans. What could possibly go wrong?
#8 Allowing people who live in a van by the river…to register to vote..and use as their address….”Van by the River.”
#7 The “don’t gossip about your friends” bill…except they gave it a high tech name…cyberbullying!
#6 A bill to force employers to keep employees even though they’re high on medical marijuana!
#5 The raise your hand to cross the street bill! Further encouraging and emboldening jay walkers
#4 A bill that would have legalized bikes without brakes
#3 The center for missing and exploited shopping carts…complete with hotline
#2 Smoking ban in bars, taverns, bingo halls, bowling alleys …as a health measure…because as we all know…you go to bars for your health.

#1 hooker school/prostiteachers!

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

Friday Topic: What Do Low Approval Ratings for Leaders Reveal?

A new poll shows Oregonians’ confidence in elected officials at an all time low. The same poll says illegal immigration is the second most important issue in Oregon, after education, but, as we pointed out earlier in the week on the show, those two issues are intertwined and Oregon politicos just don’t want to own up to it. When you have a $1.4 million dollar* impact at only three Portland area schools (and I’m sure it was worse) after the Fresh Del Monte raid, extrapolate that out to other school districts in Oregon (say Hillsboro and Woodburn for instance) and you have a HUGE impact on schools. Local officials like to say the problem of illegal immigration is national, not local, but if Oregon took more measures to make this state less hospitable to illegal immigrants, we might actually make our schools more responsive to citizens instead of catering to the ELL crowd.
Along with that poll we find that Oregonians don’t have much confidence in congress and the legislature. Hibbitts attributes it to George Bush’s low approval ratings. But while some of this is due to the malaise of the second term presidency and the drag effect of Iraq, congressional reps–especially D’s–have only themselves to blame.
When they should have paid attention to being responsible adult legislators they took out their pea shooters and put a picture of George Bush on their dartboards. That was sophomoric, devastating and wrong. They were seen as feckless as a result. They were perceived as being concerned only about their elections instead of looking out for our country. For their part, the R’s looked weak and vacillating on the biggest issue of our lives: national security.
The result is both sides, but especially the D’s, spent their political capital bringing down the president in the esteem of the populace and that lack of confidence slopped over and soaked their candidacies. Of course the American public doesn’t trust them, they stand for nothing but their own naked political greed and it’s clear they’ve sold out the country.
You can’t blame all that on the president Tim Hibbits.

*Cost per student as figured by the difference of absences the day of the raid and the day after the raid.

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

Friday Topic: What Do Low Approval Ratings Mean for Oregon and National Leaders?

A new poll shows Oregonians’ confidence in elected officials at an all time low. The same poll says illegal immigration is the second most important issue in Oregon, after education, but, as we pointed out earlier in the week on the show, those two issues are intertwined and Oregon politicos just don’t want to own up to it. When you have a $1.4 million dollar* impact at only three Portland area schools (and I’m sure it was worse) after the Fresh Del Monte raid, extrapolate that out to other school districts in Oregon (say Hillsboro and Woodburn for instance) and you have a HUGE impact on schools. Local officials like to say the problem of illegal immigration is national, not local, but if Oregon took more measures to make this state less hospitable to illegal immigrants, we might actually make our schools more responsive to citizens instead of catering to the ELL crowd.
Along with that poll we find that Oregonians don’t have much confidence in congress and the legislature. Hibbitts attributes it to George Bush’s low approval ratings. But while some of this is due to the malaise of the second term presidency and the drag effect of Iraq, congressional reps–especially D’s–have only themselves to blame.
When they should have paid attention to being responsible adult legislators they took out their pea shooters and put a picture of George Bush on their dartboards. That was sophomoric, devastating and wrong. They were seen as feckless as a result. They were perceived as being concerned only about their elections instead of looking out for our country. For their part, the R’s looked weak and vacillating on the biggest issue of our lives: national security.
The result is both sides, but especially the D’s, spent their political capital bringing down the president in the esteem of the populace and that lack of confidence slopped over and soaked their candidacies. Of course the American public doesn’t trust them, they stand for nothing but their own naked political greed and it’s clear they’ve sold out the country.
You can’t blame all that on the president Tim Hibbits.

*Cost per student as figured by the difference of absences the day of the raid and the day after the raid.

Shamnesty, Scamnesty, Amnesty DEAD

Running vote tally C-span here.
Michelle Malkin’s continuous blogging here.
FAIR reaction:
First they defied the will of the American people by introducing an amnesty bill three weeks ago. It got beat down. Then, they reintroduced it. This was not old fashioned tenacity….it was audacity…the most egregious most of us has ever seen. The special interests prevailed early on. They needed an enforcement plan to sneak in amnesty. And that’s what this bill was at the beginning, middle, and end…an amnesty plan sugar coated with meaningless enforcement.
NUMBERS USA reaction:
This is one of the biggest victories I’ve ever seen for grassroots activism. We need 40 NO votes to beat this cloture vote. Instead, we got 53!18 Senators who vote YES on amnesty cloture on Tuesday switched to NO today!

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

Immigration Debate Shows Us Why Americans and Oregonians Don’t Trust Lawmakers

A new poll shows Oregonians’ confidence in elected officials at an all time low. The same poll says illegal immigration is the second most important issue in Oregon, after education, but, as we pointed out earlier in the week on the show, those two issues are intertwined and Oregon politicos just don’t want to own up to it. When you have a $1.4 million dollar* impact at only three Portland area schools (and I’m sure it was worse) after the Fresh Del Monte raid, extrapolate that out to other school districts in Oregon (say Hillsboro and Woodburn for instance) and you have a HUGE impact on schools. Local officials like to say the problem of illegal immigration is national, not local, but if Oregon took more measures to make this state less hospitable to illegal immigrants, we might actually make our schools more responsive to citizens instead of catering to the ELL crowd.
Along with that poll we find that Oregonians don’t have much confidence in congress and the legislature. Hibbitts attributes it to George Bush’s low approval ratings. But while some of this is due to the malaise of the second term presidency and the drag effect of Iraq, congressional reps–especially D’s–have only themselves to blame.
When they should have paid attention to being responsible adult legislators they took out their pea shooters and put a picture of George Bush on their dartboards. That was sophomoric, devastating and wrong. They were seen as feckless as a result. They were perceived as being concerned only about their elections instead of looking out for our country. For their part, the R’s looked weak and vacillating on the biggest issue of our lives: national security.
The result is both sides, but especially the D’s, spent their political capital bringing down the president in the esteem of the populace and that lack of confidence slopped over and soaked their candidacies. Of course the American public doesn’t trust them, they stand for nothing but their own naked political greed and it’s clear they’ve sold out the country.
You can’t blame all that on the president Tim Hibbits.

*Cost per student as figured by the difference of absences the day of the raid and the day after the raid.

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

Shamnesty, Scamnesty, Amnesty DEAD

Running vote tally C-span here.
Michelle Malkin’s continuous blogging here.
FAIR reaction:
First they defied the will of the American people by introducing an amnesty bill three weeks ago. It got beat down. Then, they reintroduced it. This was not old fashioned tenacity….it was audacity…the most egregious most of us has ever seen. The special interests prevailed early on. They needed an enforcement plan to sneak in amnesty. And that’s what this bill was at the beginning, middle, and end…an amnesty plan sugar coated with meaningless enforcement.
NUMBERS USA reaction:
This is one of the biggest victories I’ve ever seen for grassroots activism. We need 40 NO votes to beat this cloture vote. Instead, we got 53!18 Senators who vote YES on amnesty cloture on Tuesday switched to NO today!

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