Daily Archives: December 6, 2007

Light Rail Will Save Us

These pictures were sent in by 5th Listener Mike whose friend took these.
The first is Exit 77 off I 5 to Pe Ell. Good thing Seattle will suck up state transportation funds for light rail.
I wonder why this is the last stretch of I 5 that has yet to be improved upon in Washington? Do you suppose the Democrats didn’t like the fact that Lewis County voted 78% for G-4-3 in the last two elections and sent minority republicans to the statehouse? Sound ridiculous? Well, when a state transportation official tells you your county votes the wrong way and that’s the reason why you don’t have an elevated I 5 what else are you supposed to think?



Hey look, not funding the improvements on the freeway, not dredging the Chehalis River or putting in more protection (thanks Enviros!) is one way to get rid of WalMart!

They didn’t vote your way, anyway!

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

New Hate Crime: Harassing Homeless

We’re all good people here and we don’t harass the homeless because it’s not nice, but there are people out there, I suppose, who think it’s sport to do so. That said, making the homeless a designated protected group under the Seattle hate crimes ordinance is down right stupid. The story’s here. The guts are below:

Harassers who target the homeless could soon be charged with hate crimes under a proposal approved Tuesday by a Seattle City Council committee.

The measure would add the homeless as a class specifically protected under an existing city prohibition against malicious harassment based on gender identity, marital status, political ideology, age and parental status.

The move is largely symbolic. If approved by the full council, the law would have little practical effect in city courts, said City Attorney Tom Carr. As a gross misdemeanor, malicious harassment carries no greater penalty in municipal court than does regular harassment, Carr said.

That ‘graf there says the move is largely symbolic. Maybe. For now. And just when we thought we might get legislation to save us from hot and cold running antagonistic beggars…
And just food for thought: will they get around to defining what “harassment” is?

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

Oregon Taxpayers To Be Asked to Foot Bill for Illegal Alien Tuition

The story’s here in the Zero. They haven’t spent all of your paycheck yet, so thought they’d start a new program that benefits people who are in this country and in this state illegally. They’ll say they don’t want to, but when it comes down to choosing who gets the funding help, it appears they prefer illegal aliens over citizens and then ask you to smile and foot the bill.
Nut ‘graf:

“It seemed to us that it was a reasonable position to take to encourage the students to get an education, to contribute to the economy and for us to do what we can to assist that,” said Dalton Miller-Jones, a state board member and Portland State University professor who heads the panel.

Well, we taxpayers wouldn’t want to be unreasonable, now would we? And see, everyone else is doing it, Mom:

About 10 states, including California and Washington, allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition. Some other states, such as Arizona and Colorado, have gone the opposite direction, tightening their tuition rules for illegal immigrants.

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

Light Rail Will Save Us

These pictures were sent in by 5th Listener Mike whose friend took these.
The first is Exit 77 off I 5 to Pe Ell. Good thing Seattle will suck up state transportation funds for light rail.
I wonder why this is the last stretch of I 5 that has yet to be improved upon in Washington? Do you suppose the Democrats didn’t like the fact that Lewis County voted 78% for G-4-3 in the last two elections and sent minority republicans to the statehouse? Sound ridiculous? Well, when a state transportation official tells you your county votes the wrong way and that’s the reason why you don’t have an elevated I 5 what else are you supposed to think?



Hey look, not funding the improvements on the freeway, not dredging the Chehalis River or putting in more protection (thanks Enviros!) is one way to get rid of WalMart!

They didn’t vote your way, anyway!

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

New Hate Crime: Harassing Homeless

We’re all good people here and we don’t harass the homeless because it’s not nice, but there are people out there, I suppose, who think it’s sport to do so. That said, making the homeless a designated protected group under the Seattle hate crimes ordinance is down right stupid. The story’s here. The guts are below:

Harassers who target the homeless could soon be charged with hate crimes under a proposal approved Tuesday by a Seattle City Council committee.

The measure would add the homeless as a class specifically protected under an existing city prohibition against malicious harassment based on gender identity, marital status, political ideology, age and parental status.

The move is largely symbolic. If approved by the full council, the law would have little practical effect in city courts, said City Attorney Tom Carr. As a gross misdemeanor, malicious harassment carries no greater penalty in municipal court than does regular harassment, Carr said.

That ‘graf there says the move is largely symbolic. Maybe. For now. And just when we thought we might get legislation to save us from hot and cold running antagonistic beggars…
And just food for thought: will they get around to defining what “harassment” is?

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

Oregon Taxpayers To Be Asked to Foot Bill for Illegal Alien Tuition

The story’s here in the Zero. They haven’t spent all of your paycheck yet, so thought they’d start a new program that benefits people who are in this country and in this state illegally. They’ll say they don’t want to, but when it comes down to choosing who gets the funding help, it appears they prefer illegal aliens over citizens and then ask you to smile and foot the bill.
Nut ‘graf:

“It seemed to us that it was a reasonable position to take to encourage the students to get an education, to contribute to the economy and for us to do what we can to assist that,” said Dalton Miller-Jones, a state board member and Portland State University professor who heads the panel.

Well, we taxpayers wouldn’t want to be unreasonable, now would we? And see, everyone else is doing it, Mom:

About 10 states, including California and Washington, allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition. Some other states, such as Arizona and Colorado, have gone the opposite direction, tightening their tuition rules for illegal immigrants.

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