Daily Archives: January 15, 2009

Thank You, President Bush

Dear President Bush, Thank you. You don’t ‘speak good’ but you think good and love your country. And that’s what really matters. God Bless You. Victoria Taft
PS The free market will work if you let it

“This evening, my thoughts return to the first night I addressed you from this house — September the 11th, 2001. That morning, terrorists took nearly 3,000 lives in the worst attack on America since Pearl Harbor. I remember standing in the rubble of the World Trade Center three days later, surrounded by rescuers who had been working around the clock. I remember talking to brave souls who charged through smoke-filled corridors at the Pentagon, and to husbands and wives whose loved ones became heroes aboard Flight 93. I remember Arlene Howard, who gave me her fallen son’s police shield as a reminder of all that was lost. And I still carry his badge.

As the years passed, most Americans were able to return to life much as it had been before 9/11. But I never did. Every morning, I received a briefing on the threats to our nation. I vowed to do everything in my power to keep us safe.

Over the past seven years, a new Department of Homeland Security has been created. The military, the intelligence community, and the FBI have been transformed. Our nation is equipped with new tools to monitor the terrorists’ movements, freeze their finances, and break up their plots. And with strong allies at our side, we have taken the fight to the terrorists and those who support them. Afghanistan has gone from a nation where the Taliban harbored al Qaeda and stoned women in the streets to a young democracy that is fighting terror and encouraging girls to go to school. Iraq has gone from a brutal dictatorship and a sworn enemy of America to an Arab democracy at the heart of the Middle East and a friend of the United States.

…There is legitimate debate about many of these decisions. But there can be little debate about the results. America has gone more than seven years without another terrorist attack on our soil. This is a tribute to those who toil night and day to keep us safe — law enforcement officers, intelligence analysts, homeland security and diplomatic personnel, and the men and women of the United States Armed Forces.

Rest of the speech here.


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Something for Everyone at the State Legislature

If you hate WalMart, Ben Cannon has your bill here.
If you don’t like the National Guard doing what the National Guard is supposed to do, go here.
Here’s a good one: Bring the USS Ranger to the Willamette here.
If you’d like to give the kids the opportunity to say the Pledge of Allegiance, go here.
How about those bridge tolls on Multnomah County bridges across the Willamette. Heeeere ya go.
Hang up and drive bills here and here
.
Drat! Those lighters that look like toys need to be outlawed here!

Find the bills being proposed for law for yourself here.

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You Won’t Find My Name

But have fun looking for your friends who gave $$$$$$ to Obama’s inaugural. Nice database, huh? Why didn’t he do this for his presidential run? I wonder…
Perhaps it was all the money coming from other countries (psst…that’s illegal unless you’re an expat).
Go here.
Let’s look up some of the Portland Liberatti, shall we?

An example of what you’ll find is below:

First Name Last NameAscending Employer City State Zip Code Contribution
Roger Cooke Precision Castparts Corp. Portland OR 97239-4253 $2,000
James Coon Swanson, Thomas & Coon Portland OR 97210-1067 $4,000
Elizabeth Cramer Not employed Portland OR 97229-6846 $1,000
Helen Demers Not employed Portland OR 97201-5013 $200
Joan Diver Self employed Portland OR 97205-5851 $1,000
Ann Edlen Imageink Portland OR 97239-3106 $500
Ryan Finley Surveymonkey.Com Portland OR 97209-2774 $30,000
Ryan Finley Surveymonkey.Com Portland OR 97209-3022 $20,000
Brian Gottlieb Not employed Portland OR 97202-9006 $10,000
Cynthia Guyer san Francisco School Alliance Portland OR 97212-1635 $250
Katherine Keane Digital Vision, Inc. Portland OR 97202-5201 $250
Christian LE Self employed Portland OR 97210-1020 $500
Ross Lienhart PCC Structurals Inc. Portland OR 97209-3574 $2,000
Candace Mast Not employed Portland OR 97202-5644 $250
Joseph Matarese Arris Group, Inc. Portland OR 97210-2826 $500
Win Mccormack Mccormack Communications Portland OR 97219-8454 $50,000
Thomas Milleson Self employed Portland OR 97219-1013 $250
Maria Montano Nike Portland OR 97205-5814 $250
Wilton Roberts Parsons Brinckerhoff Portland OR 97239-2606 $1,000
Caren Rovics State of Oregon Portland OR 97209-2562 $300
John Russell Self employed Portland OR 97201-1733 $5,000
Lori Sackler Smith Barney Portland OR 97239-4262 $500
Michael Schmeer Davis Wright Tremaine Portland OR 97239-2174 $200
Annette Steiner Not employed Portland OR 97201-2286 $250
Records 1-24 of 24

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CO2 Tax Proposed for Oregon: Tax Based on a Lie

This is in addition to cap and trade for industry. They’re going to ration energy at the same time while raising taxes to use it. (The bill is here.)They’re doing it in the name of global warming, but here’s the rub: CO2 doesn’t CAUSE global warming. If there’s warming, the increased CO2 occurs hundreds of years after that. Put another way, man is responsible for less than 1% of carbon emitted into the atmosphere. Of alllll the greenhouse gases only 4% is CO2 (the largest greenhouse gas is water vapor). That means only an infinitesimal amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is man made or even close.
They capping and trading (rationing) CO2 AND taxing a naturally occurring substance over which we have little or no control.
Somebody please tell them they’re about ready to blow a hole in a foundation of our economy for a lie that they’re too lazy to check out themselves.
Even the libs are admitting it now as I’ve pointed out in previous posts. Here’s a bit from Huffington post (here):

“…there is an 800-year lag between temperature and carbon dioxide, unlike the sense conveyed by Mr. Gore’s graph. You are probably wondering by now — and if you are not, you should be — which rises first, carbon dioxide or temperature. The answer? Temperature. In every case, the ice-core data shows that temperature rises precede rises in carbon dioxide by, on average, 800 years.

“…the theory that carbon dioxide “drives” climate in any meaningful way is simply wrong …

“If not carbon dioxide, what does “drive” climate? I am glad you are wondering about that. In the short term, it is ocean cycles…

“Mr. Gore has stated, regarding climate change, that “the science is in.” Well, he is absolutely right about that, except for one tiny thing. It is the biggest whopper ever sold to the public in the history of humankind.

Now for the bill. Here are a few items you need to know about:

  • Imposes tax on each fuel supplier and utility based on amount
    of carbon in carbon-based fuel that is sold by fuel supplier to
    consumers in state or that is used to produce carbon-generated
    electricity supplied by utility to consumers in state.
  • Limits tax on certain oil and natural gas to six percent of market value of
    oil or natural gas.

  • Distributes moneys collected from tax to State Highway Fund,
    Common School Fund, Energy Crisis Trust Fund and Renewable Energy
    Resources Account.
  • Creates Renewable Energy Resources Account to fund development
    of renewable energy resources.

Carbon-based fuel’ means coal, natural gas, petroleum products and any other product used for fuel that contains carbon and emits carbon dioxide when combusted. ‘Carbon-based fuel ‘does not include any product used for fuel that is from a resource that is less than 1,000 years old in its natural state.
The State Department of Energy shall calculate the average amount of carbon used in the production of one kilowatt of electricity supplied by the utility by estimating the ratio that each carbon-based fuel group contributes to the generation of the electricity. Each year, the State Department of Energy shall recalculate and report to the Department of Revenue the average amount of carbon used in the production of one kilowatt of electricity supplied by the utility…

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Something for Everyone at the State Legislature

If you hate WalMart, Ben Cannon has your bill here.
If you don’t like the National Guard doing what the National Guard is supposed to do, go here.
Here’s a good one: Bring the USS Ranger to the Willamette here.
If you’d like to give the kids the opportunity to say the Pledge of Allegiance, go here.
How about those bridge tolls on Multnomah County bridges across the Willamette. Heeeere ya go.
Hang up and drive bills here and here
.
Drat! Those lighters that look like toys need to be outlawed here!

Find the bills being proposed for law for yourself here.

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

You Won’t Find My Name

But have fun looking for your friends who gave $$$$$$ to Obama’s inaugural. Nice database, huh? Why didn’t he do this for his presidential run? I wonder…
Perhaps it was all the money coming from other countries (psst…that’s illegal unless you’re an expat).
Go here.
Let’s look up some of the Portland Liberatti, shall we?

An example of what you’ll find is below:

First Name Last NameAscending Employer City State Zip Code Contribution
Roger Cooke Precision Castparts Corp. Portland OR 97239-4253 $2,000
James Coon Swanson, Thomas & Coon Portland OR 97210-1067 $4,000
Elizabeth Cramer Not employed Portland OR 97229-6846 $1,000
Helen Demers Not employed Portland OR 97201-5013 $200
Joan Diver Self employed Portland OR 97205-5851 $1,000
Ann Edlen Imageink Portland OR 97239-3106 $500
Ryan Finley Surveymonkey.Com Portland OR 97209-2774 $30,000
Ryan Finley Surveymonkey.Com Portland OR 97209-3022 $20,000
Brian Gottlieb Not employed Portland OR 97202-9006 $10,000
Cynthia Guyer san Francisco School Alliance Portland OR 97212-1635 $250
Katherine Keane Digital Vision, Inc. Portland OR 97202-5201 $250
Christian LE Self employed Portland OR 97210-1020 $500
Ross Lienhart PCC Structurals Inc. Portland OR 97209-3574 $2,000
Candace Mast Not employed Portland OR 97202-5644 $250
Joseph Matarese Arris Group, Inc. Portland OR 97210-2826 $500
Win Mccormack Mccormack Communications Portland OR 97219-8454 $50,000
Thomas Milleson Self employed Portland OR 97219-1013 $250
Maria Montano Nike Portland OR 97205-5814 $250
Wilton Roberts Parsons Brinckerhoff Portland OR 97239-2606 $1,000
Caren Rovics State of Oregon Portland OR 97209-2562 $300
John Russell Self employed Portland OR 97201-1733 $5,000
Lori Sackler Smith Barney Portland OR 97239-4262 $500
Michael Schmeer Davis Wright Tremaine Portland OR 97239-2174 $200
Annette Steiner Not employed Portland OR 97201-2286 $250
Records 1-24 of 24

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UN Inadvertantly Declares Victory In Iraq

With the unanimous passage of Resolution 1859 this past December, the United Nations Security Council inadvertantly declared Victory for us in Iraq.

From the resolution, in part;

“The Security Council,

“Welcoming the efforts of the democratically elected, constitutionally based, national unity Government of Iraq in fulfilling its detailed political, economic, and security programme and national reconciliation agenda, and encouraging in that regard the holding of inclusive and peaceful provincial elections,

“Recalling all of its previous relevant resolutions on Iraq,

“Reaffirming the independence, sovereignty, unity, and territorial integrity of Iraq and reaffirming further the importance of the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of Iraq,

“Noting the progress that is taking place in Iraq, particularly in achieving security and stability, and in strengthening the armed forces and other Iraqi security forces, and noting likewise Iraq’s progress in the political and economic fields,

“Welcoming the continuing work of the Government of Iraq towards a federal, democratic, pluralistic and unified Iraq, in which there is full respect for human rights,

“Recognizing also that Iraq is still in need of regional and international support so that it can continue to make progress, so that its people can flourish and prosper in peace,

Odd, I don’t see “illegal occupation” anywhere in the resolution.

Undoubtedly due to all the support and actions of B HO and the Dems, I’m sure.

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

UN Inadvertantly Declares Victory In Iraq

With the unanimous passage of Resolution 1859 this past December, the United Nations Security Council inadvertantly declared Victory for us in Iraq.

From the resolution, in part;

“The Security Council,

“Welcoming the efforts of the democratically elected, constitutionally based, national unity Government of Iraq in fulfilling its detailed political, economic, and security programme and national reconciliation agenda, and encouraging in that regard the holding of inclusive and peaceful provincial elections,

“Recalling all of its previous relevant resolutions on Iraq,

“Reaffirming the independence, sovereignty, unity, and territorial integrity of Iraq and reaffirming further the importance of the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of Iraq,

“Noting the progress that is taking place in Iraq, particularly in achieving security and stability, and in strengthening the armed forces and other Iraqi security forces, and noting likewise Iraq’s progress in the political and economic fields,

“Welcoming the continuing work of the Government of Iraq towards a federal, democratic, pluralistic and unified Iraq, in which there is full respect for human rights,

“Recognizing also that Iraq is still in need of regional and international support so that it can continue to make progress, so that its people can flourish and prosper in peace,

Odd, I don’t see “illegal occupation” anywhere in the resolution.

Undoubtedly due to all the support and actions of B HO and the Dems, I’m sure.

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