Daily Archives: July 16, 2007

Monday Question: Why Do Liberals Hate Rich People?

Oh, sure, I know there are a lot of rich liberals but why do they play the class envy card when it comes to public policy?
State big brains are talking about tax changes which might include a switch from property tax to sales tax unless you own more than $5 mil worth of property and then you get stuck with both.

Between this idea and the M 37 so called “fix” it seems as if Oregon liberals are trying to make it as unattractive as possible to amass land or even keep the stuff you had and had designs on developing at some point. Large lots are discouraged.
Is it because they think it unseemly to own that much land or is it because they want more control over private property–or is it both?

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You Heard it Here First (Again): Will Wyden Now go After Big Grocery?

Ethanol is creating higher prices for groceries part two:

What’s the connection between ethanol, the biofuel produced from corn, and a cherry vanilla ice-cream?

Answer: the first is responsible for pushing up the price of the other.

This month, the price of milk in the United States surged to a near-record in part because of the increasing costs of feeding a dairy herd. The corn feed used to feed cattle has almost doubled in price in a year as demand has grown for the grain to produce ethanol.

The rest of the story here.

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Jim Webb Cheapshot

Just because their opposition to the war is political in nature and has nothing to do with national security, doesn’t mean you attribute Lindsay Graham’s comments to politics. Obviously, after reading the polls Graham’s comments are clearly less “political” in nature. Webb’s been outed as a cheap shot artist and a phony.

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Necessity? Meet Invention. Bonus: OFIR a "Restrictionist" Group

Interesting story in the Zero this morning about a new piece of equipment that would pick wine grapes in record time without scores of field workers. Strangely, the story is not so much a laudatory tale about man’s mastery over nature or necessity being the mother of invention or streamlining an old fashioned business. No this story is cautionary and borderline sad (not to mention pedantic on the part of the reporter). Why? Because this piece of machinery will put some ILLEGAL aliens out of business.
Plus, as a bonus part of the story, Oregonians for Immigration Reform is described as a “restrictionist” group. Wow, being against illegal behavior is now ‘restrictionist.’ Imagine being a group opposing drinking and driving, for instance. Would MADD ever be referred to as a “restrictionist group” because they wanted to enforce the laws against drinking and driving?
The following is an excerpt from the story and a picture of the new wine grape picker.

Suddenly, vineyard owners were calling Capps to schedule demonstrations, saying they couldn’t cope with worsening worker shortages — or immigration raids. Their concerns were heightened after a U.S. Senate immigration bill that would have offered legal status for up to 900,000 undocumented agricultural workers failed, and immigration officers detained nearly 200 workers at a Portland produce processing plant.

Oregonians for Immigration Reform, a restrictionist group, touted the European machine as a beacon of a future without illegal labor.

“As soon as word about this got out, the immigration issue was the first thing that came up,” Capps said. “The bloggers are all over it. They’re saying, ‘Finally, see? We told you that you could get by without all this immigration.’ “

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

Monday Question: Why Do Liberals Hate Rich People?

Oh, sure, I know there are a lot of rich liberals but why do they play the class envy card when it comes to public policy?
State big brains are talking about tax changes which might include a switch from property tax to sales tax unless you own more than $5 mil worth of property and then you get stuck with both.

Between this idea and the M 37 so called “fix” it seems as if Oregon liberals are trying to make it as unattractive as possible to amass land or even keep the stuff you had and had designs on developing at some point. Large lots are discouraged.
Is it because they think it unseemly to own that much land or is it because they want more control over private property–or is it both?

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

You Heard it Here First (Again): Will Wyden Now go After Big Grocery?

Ethanol is creating higher prices for groceries part two:

What’s the connection between ethanol, the biofuel produced from corn, and a cherry vanilla ice-cream?

Answer: the first is responsible for pushing up the price of the other.

This month, the price of milk in the United States surged to a near-record in part because of the increasing costs of feeding a dairy herd. The corn feed used to feed cattle has almost doubled in price in a year as demand has grown for the grain to produce ethanol.

The rest of the story here.

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

Jim Webb Cheapshot

Just because their opposition to the war is political in nature and has nothing to do with national security, doesn’t mean you attribute Lindsay Graham’s comments to politics. Obviously, after reading the polls Graham’s comments are clearly less “political” in nature. Webb’s been outed as a cheap shot artist and a phony.

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

Necessity? Meet Invention. Bonus: OFIR a "Restrictionist" Group

Interesting story in the Zero this morning about a new piece of equipment that would pick wine grapes in record time without scores of field workers. Strangely, the story is not so much a laudatory tale about man’s mastery over nature or necessity being the mother of invention or streamlining an old fashioned business. No this story is cautionary and borderline sad (not to mention pedantic on the part of the reporter). Why? Because this piece of machinery will put some ILLEGAL aliens out of business.
Plus, as a bonus part of the story, Oregonians for Immigration Reform is described as a “restrictionist” group. Wow, being against illegal behavior is now ‘restrictionist.’ Imagine being a group opposing drinking and driving, for instance. Would MADD ever be referred to as a “restrictionist group” because they wanted to enforce the laws against drinking and driving?
The following is an excerpt from the story and a picture of the new wine grape picker.

Suddenly, vineyard owners were calling Capps to schedule demonstrations, saying they couldn’t cope with worsening worker shortages — or immigration raids. Their concerns were heightened after a U.S. Senate immigration bill that would have offered legal status for up to 900,000 undocumented agricultural workers failed, and immigration officers detained nearly 200 workers at a Portland produce processing plant.

Oregonians for Immigration Reform, a restrictionist group, touted the European machine as a beacon of a future without illegal labor.

“As soon as word about this got out, the immigration issue was the first thing that came up,” Capps said. “The bloggers are all over it. They’re saying, ‘Finally, see? We told you that you could get by without all this immigration.’ “

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