Monthly Archives: July 2007

Say "NO" to the Illegal Alien Day Labor Center

Wednesday’s the day the city may move forward with this plan to connect illegal aliens with employers who would then illegal employ them (using undoubtedly their illegally obtained ID, stealing someone’s ID).
If they weren’t illegal they could use one of the 200 temporary worker agencies within the city of Portland.
Contact Tom Potter here. Be nice please.

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Say "NO" to the Illegal Alien Day Labor Center

Wednesday’s the day the city may move forward with this plan to connect illegal aliens with employers who would then illegal employ them (using undoubtedly their illegally obtained ID, stealing someone’s ID).
If they weren’t illegal they could use one of the 200 temporary worker agencies within the city of Portland.
Contact Tom Potter here. Be nice please.

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

Michael Vick: Dog Hater or Victim?

Sports columnist Dan Wetzel has played the race card:

“Not long after Vick got inside the courthouse – and in a scene that was repeated when he left less than two hours later – the two sides clashed in shouted voices and dueling signs.

White people screaming for justice; black people asking if they still remember everything justice entails.

That a case involving dog fighting can break so quickly along racial lines is a testament to how it bubbles below just about everything in this country. We all wish it wasn’t so, including both sides here. No one wanted this. Almost no one even wanted to acknowledge it. But it was there, plain as day in black and white.

“I wouldn’t say it’s a racial thing,” said David Williams, an African American, in a hopeful tone. “It’s not racial. But for these animal rights people to take one person and crucify him isn’t fair.”

The thing is, the “animal rights people” here were an estimated 90 percent white. The pro-Vick/due process crowd was probably 95 percent black.”

Dan, here’s a clue: The animal rights protesters don’t worry about their jobs, their next meals, their bills or whether they’ll be discriminated against. Their beliefs are followed with fanatical religious fervor. They’re in the Taliban wing of the professional protester crowd. But in this case, Michael Vick is wrong and dog lovers are right.

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Michael Vick: Dog Hater or Victim?

Sports columnist Dan Wetzel has played the race card:

“Not long after Vick got inside the courthouse – and in a scene that was repeated when he left less than two hours later – the two sides clashed in shouted voices and dueling signs.

White people screaming for justice; black people asking if they still remember everything justice entails.

That a case involving dog fighting can break so quickly along racial lines is a testament to how it bubbles below just about everything in this country. We all wish it wasn’t so, including both sides here. No one wanted this. Almost no one even wanted to acknowledge it. But it was there, plain as day in black and white.

“I wouldn’t say it’s a racial thing,” said David Williams, an African American, in a hopeful tone. “It’s not racial. But for these animal rights people to take one person and crucify him isn’t fair.”

The thing is, the “animal rights people” here were an estimated 90 percent white. The pro-Vick/due process crowd was probably 95 percent black.”

Dan, here’s a clue: The animal rights protesters don’t worry about their jobs, their next meals, their bills or whether they’ll be discriminated against. Their beliefs are followed with fanatical religious fervor. They’re in the Taliban wing of the professional protester crowd. But in this case, Michael Vick is wrong and dog lovers are right.

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

Take Over of Guv’s Office by Union Friends Complete

After installing two big union bosses as right hands in his front office, now Governor Kulongoski has paid back another political promise by installing Patty Wentz, a former Willamette Week reporter and mouthpiece of all things waaaay left of center,as his official spokeswoman for Governor Kulongoski while Anna Richter Taylor is on maternity leave. Read it here and here.
Among the issues Wentz and her union backed group “Our Oregon” were involved with this past legislative session:

  • “Predatory” lending practices which put out of business dozens of pay day loan companies which loaned money to people who can’t get bank loans. Where do poor people go to borrow money now? (Patty Wentz probably will set up a loan business with the state tax money.)
  • The “Healthy Kids” plan which would have imposed an 85 cent tax on every pack of cigarettes to “fund” universal health care for kids whose parents earn more than 80K a year. By funding we mean less than half of this money grab dole would have been used to fund the universal health care plan.
  • The subprime mortgage market felt Wentz’s wrath. She sought to make individual mortgage lenders personally responsible for customers who couldn’t make their payments—for 3 years.

There’s much more. Just call her Patty “redistributionism” Wentz.

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

Take Over of Guv’s Office by Union Friends Complete

After installing two big union bosses as right hands in his front office, now Governor Kulongoski has paid back another political promise by installing Patty Wentz, a former Willamette Week reporter and mouthpiece of all things waaaay left of center,as his official spokeswoman for Governor Kulongoski while Anna Richter Taylor is on maternity leave. Read it here and here.
Among the issues Wentz and her union backed group “Our Oregon” were involved with this past legislative session:

  • “Predatory” lending practices which put out of business dozens of pay day loan companies which loaned money to people who can’t get bank loans. Where do poor people go to borrow money now? (Patty Wentz probably will set up a loan business with the state tax money.)
  • The “Healthy Kids” plan which would have imposed an 85 cent tax on every pack of cigarettes to “fund” universal health care for kids whose parents earn more than 80K a year. By funding we mean less than half of this money grab dole would have been used to fund the universal health care plan.
  • The subprime mortgage market felt Wentz’s wrath. She sought to make individual mortgage lenders personally responsible for customers who couldn’t make their payments—for 3 years.

There’s much more. Just call her Patty “redistributionism” Wentz.

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

Free Ryan and Cory

The 7th grader spanking case is falling apart under the scrutiny of the media and common sensical folks who can tell a crime from a crock! Brad Berry, Yamhill County DA, should drop the charges. Now.
More later.

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Over and Out: Ward Churchill

From the Rocky Mountain News:
The University of Colorado Board of Regents on Tuesday fired Ward Churchill, the professor whose remarks likening some Sept. 11 victims to Nazi Adolf Eichmann provoked national outrage and led to an investigation of research misconduct.
Churchill vowed to sue after the 8-1 vote was announced, saying: “New game, new game.

Behind the move to dismiss Ward Churchill are questions about the accuracy and integrity of his scholarly works. Findings of a faculty investigative committee released last year:

  • Historical facts: Churchill manufactured events in which European Americans intentionally spread smallpox to kill Indians. In one such event, the Army is said to have distributed tainted blankets to Mandan Indians. But no evidence backs the claim.

    Elsewhere, Churchill claimed the United States adopted a formal racial code to identify Indians, similar to the code used by the Nazis to identify Jews. U.S. law includes no such code, legal scholars say.

  • Plagiarism: Churchill published an essay on water issues in Canada that closely resembles a pamphlet by a Canadian environmental group. He also borrowed a work on fishing rights originally published by Canadian scholar Fay Cohen.
  • Falsifying sources: Churchill wrote essays under the names of other people, which he then cited as independent sources in his footnotes.

    The investigative panel described the charges as serious.


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    Free Ryan and Cory

    The 7th grader spanking case is falling apart under the scrutiny of the media and common sensical folks who can tell a crime from a crock! Brad Berry, Yamhill County DA, should drop the charges. Now.
    More later.

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