Daily Archives: January 5, 2009

Oregon Education Study: OUTTAHERE!

Nearly 90% of Oregon taxpayers surveyed said they’d rather have their kids somewhere else besides the government school their kid is in now.
Surprise!
A new study by several organizations, including Cascade Policy Institute, finds Oregon taxpayers would like more choice in selecting schools for their children:

Oregonians show potentially high demand for new school models such as charter schools, virtual schools and vouchers. Survey results show 70 percent of voters are favorable to charter schools, 51 percent are favorable to virtual schools, and 63 percent are favorable to vouchers. Twenty-four percent strongly favor charter schools, 13 percent strongly favor virtual schools, and 19 percent strongly favor vouchers. These findings remain consistently high across family income groups.

The study is found here. Cascade Policy Institute is here.
It’s so interesting to see how the Eugene education group last week confirming that ‘one size fits all’ education doesn’t work for a lot of public school students and then went on to outline plans to put together a virtual school (please see successful Virtual Charter School, Connections Academy here).

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Jesse Macbeth Comes Clean On IVAW

h/t Gathering of Eagles

Jesse Macbeth, former anti-war protester who falsely claimed to be an Army Ranger and stated atrocities were being committed daily in Iraq has released a video admitting that higher ups in the Anti-war protester group, Iraq Veterans Against The War knew he was lying and even encouraged his lies to help turn public opinion against supporting our Troops, President Bush and the liberation of Iraq.

During the 2004 campaign of John Kerry, another former protester came forward exposing Kerry’s Vietnam Veterans Against the War. Steve Pitkin told how he too was coerced and Kerry’s group also knew there were no atrocities unreported or committed on a regular basis.

America, you have been sold a bill of goods, packed with lies and you fell for it, hook line and sinker!

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

Oregon Education Study: OUTTAHERE!

Nearly 90% of Oregon taxpayers surveyed said they’d rather have their kids somewhere else besides the government school their kid is in now.
Surprise!
A new study by several organizations, including Cascade Policy Institute, finds Oregon taxpayers would like more choice in selecting schools for their children:

Oregonians show potentially high demand for new school models such as charter schools, virtual schools and vouchers. Survey results show 70 percent of voters are favorable to charter schools, 51 percent are favorable to virtual schools, and 63 percent are favorable to vouchers. Twenty-four percent strongly favor charter schools, 13 percent strongly favor virtual schools, and 19 percent strongly favor vouchers. These findings remain consistently high across family income groups.

The study is found here. Cascade Policy Institute is here.
It’s so interesting to see how the Eugene education group last week confirming that ‘one size fits all’ education doesn’t work for a lot of public school students and then went on to outline plans to put together a virtual school (please see successful Virtual Charter School, Connections Academy here).

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

Thousands Ready To Flee Socialist Cuba

Thanks to a law passed by Spain, thousands of Cuban citizens may be able to claim Spanish Citizenship and leave Cuba to be come part of the European Union.

Cubans line up for Spanish citizenship

Upwards of 300,000 may be eligible for citizenship.

We have been led to believe, by America’s leftists, that Castro’s Cuba is a Socialist Mecca, taking care of every citizen’s concerns. With so many ready to take advantage of the new Spanish Law, it appears that isn’t so.

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Nanny Card

The Zero has a story about the state democrats’ plan to ‘create’ jobs by spending more taxpayers’ money.

“I don’t know how else to deal with the declining job market,” says Senate President Peter Courtney, D-Salem. “I have got to do what I can do to get jobs and get them now.”

We spend more money to put our state into more debt, to raise taxes to be paid by people who don’t have jobs, in order to “create” jobs making stuff like roads and bridges that lawmakers haven’t seen fit to spend money on in good times.

Wouldn’t the smarter route be to reduce taxes to lessen the burden on everyone and freeing up capital to create jobs by the private sector? The free market’s more efficient at creating jobs.

Fun facts from story:
  • All told, state government debt has climbed from less than $5 billion in 1998 to about $9.7 billion in 2008.
  • ..the state also is borrowing to help cover pension costs for public employees and continues to repay money it borrowed in 2003 to balance the budget after the last recession.
  • Loan repayments in the state’s general fund rose from $100 million in the 1997-99 budget to $220 million in the 2007-09 budget.
  • The governor’s budget proposes another jump in debt payments for the 2009-11 budget, of 50 percent — to $330 million.
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Democrat Strategist Predicts, "Streak of Democrat Scandals in 2009"


James Carville, well known strategist during the Clinton era has stated on CNN, “the Democratic Party — already burdened by the Gov. Rod Blagojevich scandal — will suffer more embarrassing scandals in 2009.”

Following his prediction, Bill Richardson withdrew his bid to be commerce secretary amid a grand jury investigation into how some of his political donors won a lucrative state contract.

Hillary’s appointment as Secretary of State may be in jepoardy as news that “a developer in New York state donated $100,000 to Bill Clinton’s foundation, around the same time that Hillary helped secure millions of dollars in federal assistance for the businessman’s mall project.”

News of homes built by Jimmy Carter’s Habitat for Humanity crumbling and causing illness to inhabitats is leaking out.

Democrats seem to be reembracing their racist roots as Senate Leadership is announcing they will not seat the only Black to the Senate.

Funny Business in Minnesota where dubious recounts are resulting in 25 precincts having more ballots counted than voters who signed in to vote.

B HO’s silence on Gaza is causing concern. But, he did announce he will add 600,000 government jobs to the tax rolls.

If the lamestream media, propaganda mouthpiece for the Democrat Party, doesn’t report on them, are they still a scandal?

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Thousands Ready To Flee Socialist Cuba

Thanks to a law passed by Spain, thousands of Cuban citizens may be able to claim Spanish Citizenship and leave Cuba to be come part of the European Union.

Cubans line up for Spanish citizenship

Upwards of 300,000 may be eligible for citizenship.

We have been led to believe, by America’s leftists, that Castro’s Cuba is a Socialist Mecca, taking care of every citizen’s concerns. With so many ready to take advantage of the new Spanish Law, it appears that isn’t so.

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