Daily Archives: March 5, 2009

The Democrats’ "Bully Bill" is a Speech Code and Thought Crimes Measure. Period.

The democrats and BRO trot out their bullying ‘research’ which mysteriously happens to come as they’re proposing this “bully” bill which is a speech code. This comes out one day before BRO takes to the capitol steps to rally for for the bully/speech code.

People: this covers jokes in the hallway, yo mama so fat jokes, trash talking on the basketball court, the soccer pitch, the baseball diamond and the football field. Jokes where someone takes offense or has his/her feelings hurt is covered by this code. They’re proposing a state law to keep kids from teasing each other. Think about it. It’s daft.

This is in reality is entree for LGBT and BRO folks to force students to think of gay kids as engaging in normal behavior. They’re trying to extinguish religious beliefs that find fault with the behavior. Love the sinner and hate the sin etc. They don’t want anyone to cast judgement in any way, shape, or form on the gay life style. So they want to remove that thought from the heads of the kids and make darn sure nothing like that comes out of their mouths. And they want a STATE LAW to require it. Kids who previously may have had a conversation about the behavior now will instead lawyer up because their “feelings are hurt.” Hooey.
This is a thought crime bill (and the LGBT lawyers full employment bill). If kids’ feelings are hurt, let the principal and mom and dad handle it. Keep “THE STATE” out of it.

Check out KPAM.COM/VICTORIA’S PAGE for our interview with the head of the education committee who swears, among other things, that this bill will not result in state overreach, increased litigation, or a list of what ‘acceptable’ speech or jokes will be allowed. Ha.

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

Goose Poop is Ruining Willamette Park. What About Your Local Park?

Canada Geese… I Love to look at them flying majestically overhead in their flying wedge. I don’t, however, like the poop they leave alllllllll over the parks when they touch down. Some of the goose poop is much bigger than some dog poop. We have to pick up after the dogs, but what about the geese? I’m serious. There are some soccer fields in this town that the kids can’t stand playing on because the Canada Geese have littered the field with their guano or whatever the official name for goose poop is. A summertime picnic on the grass? Don’t even THINK about it. It’s getting ridiculous. The city of Portland Parks and Rec folks need to start killing off the birds. When I spoke to a Park and Rec spokesman on the show recently (the subject was the HUGE rental increases for baseball, soccer and other fields), he agreed that the geese are a problem in some parks.Aren’t Canada Geese in the same ballpark as Starlings? Starlings are a nuisance bird. Even the Audubon Society consider them rats with wings. What about Canada Geese? Back in the day I worked for a production company as an intern on a TV show about animals. The San Diego Zoo was a typical subject of the show. When we were given an inside tour we found out that the San Diego Zoo took great pains to get rid of their biggest nemesis–pigeons. They had what is tantamount to a ‘roach hotel’ for the pigeons. They hid them all over the park. It was a Hotel California for pigeons because you could check in but you could never leave. Why would they do that? I’ll tell you why. The pigeons would pick up any number of bacteria and ookies and then deposit them on or around the animals in the Zoo who could ingest it. Before too long you’d have sick or dead animals.

I took my wild animal, my Maxie, to Willamette Park today and snapped a few shots of the dirty, icky, beautiful Canada Geese. Don’t bother walking on the grass. There is barely a spot untouched by the filthy by goose poop.
As you can see nearby there’s a man who’s made the best out of the awful goose poop situation. He makes art out of it.

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

Democrats Focus on Rush Hoping You Won’t Notice the Debt and Shackles They’re Putting on You…

…and the rest of us.
Here’s part of my missive this morning from the Democrats:

Rush Limbaugh has made waves lately about his desire to see President Obama fail. And he’s unapologetic, even though Americans voted in November for the very kind of change the President is bringing to Washington. As even Limbaugh must know, if the President fails, America fails.
The only Republican leader to challenge Limbaugh — the chairman of the Republican National Committee — even called Rush to apologize just a few days later.
But we have no apologies for Rush, just a message. We need you to come up with a slogan, in ten words or less, that we’ll put on a billboard where he can’t miss it — in his hometown of West Palm Beach, Florida.

The D’s new Executive Director sends the email chock a block with faux outrage. Pul-leeze.

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

The Democrats’ "Bully Bill" is a Speech Code and Thought Crimes Measure. Period.

The democrats and BRO trot out their bullying ‘research’ which mysteriously happens to come as they’re proposing this “bully” bill which is a speech code. This comes out one day before BRO takes to the capitol steps to rally for for the bully/speech code.

People: this covers jokes in the hallway, yo mama so fat jokes, trash talking on the basketball court, the soccer pitch, the baseball diamond and the football field. Jokes where someone takes offense or has his/her feelings hurt is covered by this code. They’re proposing a state law to keep kids from teasing each other. Think about it. It’s daft.

This is in reality is entree for LGBT and BRO folks to force students to think of gay kids as engaging in normal behavior. They’re trying to extinguish religious beliefs that find fault with the behavior. Love the sinner and hate the sin etc. They don’t want anyone to cast judgement in any way, shape, or form on the gay life style. So they want to remove that thought from the heads of the kids and make darn sure nothing like that comes out of their mouths. And they want a STATE LAW to require it. Kids who previously may have had a conversation about the behavior now will instead lawyer up because their “feelings are hurt.” Hooey.
This is a thought crime bill (and the LGBT lawyers full employment bill). If kids’ feelings are hurt, let the principal and mom and dad handle it. Keep “THE STATE” out of it.

Check out KPAM.COM/VICTORIA’S PAGE for our interview with the head of the education committee who swears, among other things, that this bill will not result in state overreach, increased litigation, or a list of what ‘acceptable’ speech or jokes will be allowed. Ha.

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

Goose Poop is Ruining Willamette Park. What About Your Local Park?

Canada Geese… I Love to look at them flying majestically overhead in their flying wedge. I don’t, however, like the poop they leave alllllllll over the parks when they touch down. Some of the goose poop is much bigger than some dog poop. We have to pick up after the dogs, but what about the geese? I’m serious. There are some soccer fields in this town that the kids can’t stand playing on because the Canada Geese have littered the field with their guano or whatever the official name for goose poop is. A summertime picnic on the grass? Don’t even THINK about it. It’s getting ridiculous. The city of Portland Parks and Rec folks need to start killing off the birds. When I spoke to a Park and Rec spokesman on the show recently (the subject was the HUGE rental increases for baseball, soccer and other fields), he agreed that the geese are a problem in some parks.Aren’t Canada Geese in the same ballpark as Starlings? Starlings are a nuisance bird. Even the Audubon Society consider them rats with wings. What about Canada Geese? Back in the day I worked for a production company as an intern on a TV show about animals. The San Diego Zoo was a typical subject of the show. When we were given an inside tour we found out that the San Diego Zoo took great pains to get rid of their biggest nemesis–pigeons. They had what is tantamount to a ‘roach hotel’ for the pigeons. They hid them all over the park. It was a Hotel California for pigeons because you could check in but you could never leave. Why would they do that? I’ll tell you why. The pigeons would pick up any number of bacteria and ookies and then deposit them on or around the animals in the Zoo who could ingest it. Before too long you’d have sick or dead animals.

I took my wild animal, my Maxie, to Willamette Park today and snapped a few shots of the dirty, icky, beautiful Canada Geese. Don’t bother walking on the grass. There is barely a spot untouched by the filthy by goose poop.
As you can see nearby there’s a man who’s made the best out of the awful goose poop situation. He makes art out of it.

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

Democrats Focus on Rush Hoping You Won’t Notice the Debt and Shackles They’re Putting on You…

…and the rest of us.
Here’s part of my missive this morning from the Democrats:

Rush Limbaugh has made waves lately about his desire to see President Obama fail. And he’s unapologetic, even though Americans voted in November for the very kind of change the President is bringing to Washington. As even Limbaugh must know, if the President fails, America fails.
The only Republican leader to challenge Limbaugh — the chairman of the Republican National Committee — even called Rush to apologize just a few days later.
But we have no apologies for Rush, just a message. We need you to come up with a slogan, in ten words or less, that we’ll put on a billboard where he can’t miss it — in his hometown of West Palm Beach, Florida.

The D’s new Executive Director sends the email chock a block with faux outrage. Pul-leeze.

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

City of Scappoose is OPEN for Bidness

Let’s see, when it comes to stimulus what makes more sense:

Spending us into oblivion and raising taxes?

Taking the kicker, raising taxes, and building bike paths with “stimulus” money?

or doing what the Mayor of the City of Scappoose suggests:

Scappoose Economic Development Proposal

Scott Burge, Mayor, City of Scappoose

  1. Business Licenses

Give Scappoose based business owners a break for 2010 by exempting businesses based in Scappoose from business license fee for 2010.

  1. System Development Fees

Reduce system development fees for Roads and Sewer by 50% for any new private light industrial or commercial projects between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010.

  1. Building Department Permits and Fees

Reduce Permits and Fees by 25% for all Building Department Permits and Fees for light industrial and commercial permits and fees between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010. Accept City Manager Proposed budget and cover budget via general fund contingency budget. If necessary move $50,000 from cash carry over to contingency for this purpose.

  1. Planning Department Permits and Fees

Reduce Permits and Fees by 25% for all Planning Department Permits and Fees for light industrial and commercial zoned properties between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010. See above for covering budget.

  1. Targeted Fee Breaks

As an example: Target Water Rate reductions for 3 years to brewery or brew pub locating in Scappoose. Give brewery a 50% water/sewer rate reduction for 3 years.

  1. Economic Opportunity Webpage

Create web page that advertises available properties and vacancy on light industrial and commercial sites. Advertise demographics of Scappoose, tax rates, fee structures.

Hmmmm….let’s think…

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