Daily Archives: June 9, 2010

Washington GOP Convention! NOW!! Twitter Hashtag: #WAGOP10

Bring it. Let’s have some fun! See you at Pearson Air Museum at the event Thurs pm and during Friday’s show from Esther Short Park. Will we see Michelle Malkin? Hope so…
A 5th Listener sent me this video to get me stoked up:

And what about the best speech he ever gave? “The Speech,” “A Time for Choosing,” at the 1964 GOP Convention in support for Barry Goldwater.

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That’s Why We Call it "CRIME MET"

From KATU:

The Clackamas County sheriff said Tuesday he’s concerned the new MAX line is dropping off more than passengers at Clackamas Town Center; it’s dropping off crime too.

In the five months since the MAX Green line first arrived at the Clackamas Town Center, Sheriff Craig Roberts says crime in the surrounding area is up 32 percent this year and calls for service are up 56 percent compared to 2009.

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Close Prisons, Let Prisoners Out. Some Budget Threats Just Never Change

THEN:

Prison slated for closure

October 13, 2002 11:00 pm

By JAYSON JACOBY
Of the Baker City Herald
Baker City’s minimum-security prison could close next spring.
The Powder River Correctional Facility, which houses 178 inmates and employs 70 workers, was added Friday to a list of state prisons that might be shut down next spring to balance the state’s budget, Powder River Superintendent Dan Johnson said.
…Powder River’s only likely savior is the proposed state income tax increase that voters will decide on in January. But even if voters approve that measure there’s no guarantee Powder River would be spared, Johnson said.
If voters reject the tax hike, Powder River probably would close, he said.

NOW: 

AP-OR–BudgetCuts     06-09 0216 ^AP-OR–Budget Cuts,0118< ^Budget cuts: Ore. proposes closing 3 prisons< ^Eds: APNewsNow. Will be led.< ^By TIM FOUGHT= ^Associated Press Writer=
     PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ Oregon officials propose closing three prisons, releasing nearly 1,000 inmates and cutting 232 jobs as part of the budget-cutting planned by Gov. Ted Kulongoski.
     The three are the Mill Creek work camp and the Santiam Correctional Institution in Salem, and the Powder River Correction Facility in Baker City, according to budget documents released Wednesday by the governor’s office.
     They are among the smaller prisons in Oregon’s system of 14 correctional facilities. All are minimum-security facilities.
     With revenue falling short of expectations, Kulongoski has ordered agencies to come up with 9 percent across-the-board cuts.
     Kulongoski said he would announce a final cut list by the end of the month.
     (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)
     AP-NY-06-09-10 1343EDT<

 


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Red and Black Coffee Klatch

For one hour Tuesday morning a cop, a soldier, marine, airman, fireman and patriot could get a cup of coffee at 400 SE 12th Avenue in Portland, Oregon. You see, the cafethis address won’t serve those people so we thought we would. The owners of the Red and Black Cafe, as you probably know by now, discriminate against cops; in fact they discriminate against people who believe serving this country in uniform is an honor. The owners “profile” people in uniform or those who exercise their second amendment rights. They don’t like cops or guns. These are the people who encourage the anti-WTO crowd, the anarchists, haters, vandals, rabblerousers, lawbreakers. Just look at their website here and look at the meaning of those symbols here.  at
They have every right to decide whom to serve and we have every right to call them out on their behavior and hypocrisy. This is the crowd that always howls about police profiling but does it themselves.

Considering the crowd (here, here, here and here), I knew I’d need a little security, so asked on the air if a couple people would show up and help out. More than expected showed up. About ten 5th Listeners came to help and many more drove by and gave thumbs up or stopped for a minute to chat and get back to work. Mike showed up with a bunch of donuts. Sherry. John. Jim. A few others. They’d never done anything like this before. They’d never intentionally walked into a situation that the City of Portland certainly wouldn’t. But they came. And helped. And observed. And felt empowered.

Hi Victoria, it was nice to meet you this morning at Red and Black. …I am a sixth listener because I am a johnny come lately. I appreciate for what you do, for standing up for what is right. You have inspired me to go ” from I should, to I will “. Thanks for standing up for what is right.
Sincerely yours,
Mark, the courier 

One couple just bought a new car but they wouldn’t drive it fearing vandals would ruin it. They walked and took the bus.The person who donated the coffee didn’t want his name disseminated for fear  the anarchists/vandals would ruin his place. It took a lot of guts for these people to come out.

It was the citizen versus the anti citizen. It feels good to STAND UP FOR WHAT’S RIGHT, doesn’t it?
About 25 folks collected (heh) on behalf of the Red and Black. They brought their cameras and microphones as did we. Look for us on some cable station at 2am on Sunday morning soon. I’m sure the editing will be quite humorous.

Hi Victoria…I don’t often agree with you. We are on different sides of the fence. But I had to write to you to tell you how great it was of you to do the coffee thing for the cops! That was amazing. So thank you so much. I also happen to be the Mother In Law of [PPB officer]. 

Few uniformed officials came. We were visited by plain clothes detectives, a Navy corpsman, an Army Ranger and a Coast Guardsman (I believe), police. 

Hi Victoria,
It was great seeing you and your other loyal listeners this morning at the Red and Black cafe.  I’m glad I got a chance to talk to each and thank them individually for their efforts.  It took a lot of courage to face those people on their own turf and risk the name calling or the throwing of fake blood or worse, that they are capable of.
I was disappointed that more officers didn’t come by as it it was announced at roll call at North, but I understand wanting to avoid a confrontation with these folks in these times.  The determination of you and your listeners not to be intimidated is a lesson for us all.
It is very frustrating to be part of an organization that constantly extols the values courtesy, respect, integrity, accountability, and excellence, but is led by a mayor that exhibits none of them. 
…This town is obsessed by fighting “perceived” slights and bigotry and hides it’s head in the face of the real hatred and bigotry as displayed by the protester class.  That dichotomy explains so much as to why the town I grew up in is now circling the drain.  Can’t fix the potholes in the street, but they can run the climate. 
[…]I can’t claim to speak for the Bureau or most of it’s members, but I am tired of fools and haters governing our ability to give the vast majority of Portlanders the public safety services they deserve.  Too much is at stake for us and the citizens of this city for “perception” to trump reality.  The use of “perception” is only an admission that people choose not to think about what they believe. The bigotry and ignorance of these people is clear to any fair minded person. I remember the words of an American at Lexington, “If you mean to have a war, let it begin here”.  Let the battle of ideas begin.
Thanks for all you do
[redacted] from [redacted]

Shhhh…Don’t Tell. They were told not to come!

The anarchist folks told their followers to dress up in uniforms and impersonate officers. A few tried but they just couldn’t get their discipline mojo working and were outed as frauds. We gave them coffee anyway. The peace activists were served coffee. Homeless were served coffee. Leftover donuts were taken to the church feeding station across the street.

Victoria,
I was the plain clothes police officer with [redacted] from [redacted]who showed up today. You are wonderful! Thank you for all you do. Keep up the good work.

[redacted]

Real Military

The anarchist crowd is crowing about how few uniforms showed up. Well, we’re told the Portland Police Bureau told their officers not to come. I don’t care. Here’s the measure of success for yesterday’s event: In every morning and afternoon lineup, on email lists, and on phone trees, “uniforms” all over the area were told that a small band of citizens was willing to stand up to those folks at the Red and Black; to stand in front of a place that discriminates against and dishonors those who serve us in uniform and very publicly expose them.


If that brought a smile to their faces then it was worth it.

Monkey Wrenchers

All photos from yesterday’s event were taken by QMadp at www.LetMeShootYou.com


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That’s Why We Call it "CRIME MET"

From KATU:

The Clackamas County sheriff said Tuesday he’s concerned the new MAX line is dropping off more than passengers at Clackamas Town Center; it’s dropping off crime too.

In the five months since the MAX Green line first arrived at the Clackamas Town Center, Sheriff Craig Roberts says crime in the surrounding area is up 32 percent this year and calls for service are up 56 percent compared to 2009.

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The Washington State GOP Convention is in Our Back Yard. Here’s How to Get Involved.

From Clark County GOP:


The PARTY in the Park

Where? Vancouver’s Esther Short Park on Friday, June 11th from 11am to 10pm!
What? Live Music, Beer garden, and US Senate Republican Candidate Interviews

The Washington State Republican Party is coming to Vancouver for their State Convention, and to thank the City of Vancouver for hosting them, are throwing an all-day party, co-sponsored by KPAM Radio. There is a great lineup of fun FREE family events Friday in Esther Short Park.

11am – 3pm, VICTORIA TAFT of KPAM-860 is Broadcasting Live from the Park Bandstand!

Come experience the Victoria Taft show live! Victoria Taft of KPAM is one of the Northwest’s most popular Conservative talk-show radio hosts and commentators. Our thanks to KPAM for making all of this possible.
3pm – 4:30pm, Kirby Wilbur Interviews Republican Candidates for US Senate!

Celebrated Conservative commentator Kirby Wilbur interviews Republican candidates for US Senate. Get to know the candidates up close, and unfiltered!
4:30 -10pm, “Five Guys Named Moe” LIVE IN CONCERT – VANCOUVER ‘S #1 PARTY BAND!

Five Guys Named Moe is a 12-member band that is the hottest live act in Vancouver . Come see why, as the Moes perform their great lineup of hits from Motown to the 80’s in this GREAT FREE CONCERT! Fun for all ages!
Two Sets Live on Stage: 4:30pm – 6pm and 8:30pm – 10pm

THE BEER GARDEN

If all of this wasn’t enough fun… we have a BEER GARDEN with some of the Northwest’s best microbrews on tap! And hearty concert food straight from the grill!
A VERY SPECIAL THANKS

This event would not have been possible without the energy and enthusiasm of Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rogers! Thanks Cathy!
*For more information on the WSRP State Convention, visit us on the web at www.WSRP.org
*For information on the WELCOME RECEPTION on Thursday, June 10th at the Pearson Air Museum, hosted by the Clark County Republican Party..visit www.clarkcountygop.org

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Close Prisons, Let Prisoners Out. Some Budget Threats Just Never Change

THEN:

Prison slated for closure

October 13, 2002 11:00 pm

By JAYSON JACOBY
Of the Baker City Herald
Baker City’s minimum-security prison could close next spring.
The Powder River Correctional Facility, which houses 178 inmates and employs 70 workers, was added Friday to a list of state prisons that might be shut down next spring to balance the state’s budget, Powder River Superintendent Dan Johnson said.
…Powder River’s only likely savior is the proposed state income tax increase that voters will decide on in January. But even if voters approve that measure there’s no guarantee Powder River would be spared, Johnson said.
If voters reject the tax hike, Powder River probably would close, he said.

NOW: 

AP-OR–BudgetCuts     06-09 0216 ^AP-OR–Budget Cuts,0118< ^Budget cuts: Ore. proposes closing 3 prisons< ^Eds: APNewsNow. Will be led.< ^By TIM FOUGHT= ^Associated Press Writer=
     PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ Oregon officials propose closing three prisons, releasing nearly 1,000 inmates and cutting 232 jobs as part of the budget-cutting planned by Gov. Ted Kulongoski.
     The three are the Mill Creek work camp and the Santiam Correctional Institution in Salem, and the Powder River Correction Facility in Baker City, according to budget documents released Wednesday by the governor’s office.
     They are among the smaller prisons in Oregon’s system of 14 correctional facilities. All are minimum-security facilities.
     With revenue falling short of expectations, Kulongoski has ordered agencies to come up with 9 percent across-the-board cuts.
     Kulongoski said he would announce a final cut list by the end of the month.
     (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)
     AP-NY-06-09-10 1343EDT<

 


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Red and Black Coffee Klatch

For one hour Tuesday morning a cop, a soldier, marine, airman, fireman and patriot could get a cup of coffee at 400 SE 12th Avenue in Portland, Oregon. You see, the cafethis address won’t serve those people so we thought we would. The owners of the Red and Black Cafe, as you probably know by now, discriminate against cops; in fact they discriminate against people who believe serving this country in uniform is an honor. The owners “profile” people in uniform or those who exercise their second amendment rights. They don’t like cops or guns. These are the people who encourage the anti-WTO crowd, the anarchists, haters, vandals, rabblerousers, lawbreakers. Just look at their website here and look at the meaning of those symbols here.  at
They have every right to decide whom to serve and we have every right to call them out on their behavior and hypocrisy. This is the crowd that always howls about police profiling but does it themselves.

Considering the crowd (here, here, here and here), I knew I’d need a little security, so asked on the air if a couple people would show up and help out. More than expected showed up. About ten 5th Listeners came to help and many more drove by and gave thumbs up or stopped for a minute to chat and get back to work. Mike showed up with a bunch of donuts. Sherry. John. Jim. A few others. They’d never done anything like this before. They’d never intentionally walked into a situation that the City of Portland certainly wouldn’t. But they came. And helped. And observed. And felt empowered.

Hi Victoria, it was nice to meet you this morning at Red and Black. …I am a sixth listener because I am a johnny come lately. I appreciate for what you do, for standing up for what is right. You have inspired me to go ” from I should, to I will “. Thanks for standing up for what is right.
Sincerely yours,
Mark, the courier 

One couple just bought a new car but they wouldn’t drive it fearing vandals would ruin it. They walked and took the bus.The person who donated the coffee didn’t want his name disseminated for fear  the anarchists/vandals would ruin his place. It took a lot of guts for these people to come out.

It was the citizen versus the anti citizen. It feels good to STAND UP FOR WHAT’S RIGHT, doesn’t it?
About 25 folks collected (heh) on behalf of the Red and Black. They brought their cameras and microphones as did we. Look for us on some cable station at 2am on Sunday morning soon. I’m sure the editing will be quite humorous.

Hi Victoria…I don’t often agree with you. We are on different sides of the fence. But I had to write to you to tell you how great it was of you to do the coffee thing for the cops! That was amazing. So thank you so much. I also happen to be the Mother In Law of [PPB officer]. 

Few uniformed officials came. We were visited by plain clothes detectives, a Navy corpsman, an Army Ranger and a Coast Guardsman (I believe), police. 

Hi Victoria,
It was great seeing you and your other loyal listeners this morning at the Red and Black cafe.  I’m glad I got a chance to talk to each and thank them individually for their efforts.  It took a lot of courage to face those people on their own turf and risk the name calling or the throwing of fake blood or worse, that they are capable of.
I was disappointed that more officers didn’t come by as it it was announced at roll call at North, but I understand wanting to avoid a confrontation with these folks in these times.  The determination of you and your listeners not to be intimidated is a lesson for us all.
It is very frustrating to be part of an organization that constantly extols the values courtesy, respect, integrity, accountability, and excellence, but is led by a mayor that exhibits none of them. 
…This town is obsessed by fighting “perceived” slights and bigotry and hides it’s head in the face of the real hatred and bigotry as displayed by the protester class.  That dichotomy explains so much as to why the town I grew up in is now circling the drain.  Can’t fix the potholes in the street, but they can run the climate. 
[…]I can’t claim to speak for the Bureau or most of it’s members, but I am tired of fools and haters governing our ability to give the vast majority of Portlanders the public safety services they deserve.  Too much is at stake for us and the citizens of this city for “perception” to trump reality.  The use of “perception” is only an admission that people choose not to think about what they believe. The bigotry and ignorance of these people is clear to any fair minded person. I remember the words of an American at Lexington, “If you mean to have a war, let it begin here”.  Let the battle of ideas begin.
Thanks for all you do
[redacted] from [redacted]

Shhhh…Don’t Tell. They were told not to come!

The anarchist folks told their followers to dress up in uniforms and impersonate officers. A few tried but they just couldn’t get their discipline mojo working and were outed as frauds. We gave them coffee anyway. The peace activists were served coffee. Homeless were served coffee. Leftover donuts were taken to the church feeding station across the street.

Victoria,
I was the plain clothes police officer with [redacted] from [redacted]who showed up today. You are wonderful! Thank you for all you do. Keep up the good work.

[redacted]

Real Military

The anarchist crowd is crowing about how few uniforms showed up. Well, we’re told the Portland Police Bureau told their officers not to come. I don’t care. Here’s the measure of success for yesterday’s event: In every morning and afternoon lineup, on email lists, and on phone trees, “uniforms” all over the area were told that a small band of citizens was willing to stand up to those folks at the Red and Black; to stand in front of a place that discriminates against and dishonors those who serve us in uniform and very publicly expose them.


If that brought a smile to their faces then it was worth it.

Monkey Wrenchers

All photos from yesterday’s event were taken by QMadp at www.LetMeShootYou.com


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

The Washington State GOP Convention is in Our Back Yard. Here’s How to Get Involved.

From Clark County GOP:


The PARTY in the Park

Where? Vancouver’s Esther Short Park on Friday, June 11th from 11am to 10pm!
What? Live Music, Beer garden, and US Senate Republican Candidate Interviews

The Washington State Republican Party is coming to Vancouver for their State Convention, and to thank the City of Vancouver for hosting them, are throwing an all-day party, co-sponsored by KPAM Radio. There is a great lineup of fun FREE family events Friday in Esther Short Park.

11am – 3pm, VICTORIA TAFT of KPAM-860 is Broadcasting Live from the Park Bandstand!

Come experience the Victoria Taft show live! Victoria Taft of KPAM is one of the Northwest’s most popular Conservative talk-show radio hosts and commentators. Our thanks to KPAM for making all of this possible.
3pm – 4:30pm, Kirby Wilbur Interviews Republican Candidates for US Senate!

Celebrated Conservative commentator Kirby Wilbur interviews Republican candidates for US Senate. Get to know the candidates up close, and unfiltered!
4:30 -10pm, “Five Guys Named Moe” LIVE IN CONCERT – VANCOUVER ‘S #1 PARTY BAND!

Five Guys Named Moe is a 12-member band that is the hottest live act in Vancouver . Come see why, as the Moes perform their great lineup of hits from Motown to the 80’s in this GREAT FREE CONCERT! Fun for all ages!
Two Sets Live on Stage: 4:30pm – 6pm and 8:30pm – 10pm

THE BEER GARDEN

If all of this wasn’t enough fun… we have a BEER GARDEN with some of the Northwest’s best microbrews on tap! And hearty concert food straight from the grill!
A VERY SPECIAL THANKS

This event would not have been possible without the energy and enthusiasm of Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rogers! Thanks Cathy!
*For more information on the WSRP State Convention, visit us on the web at www.WSRP.org
*For information on the WELCOME RECEPTION on Thursday, June 10th at the Pearson Air Museum, hosted by the Clark County Republican Party..visit www.clarkcountygop.org

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Code Pink Heckles Pelosi

And you all claimed the Tea Partiers were disruptive?

The woman screeching is saying, “We supported Obama, we supported you, now 21 states are begging for money to help us save the community.”

Longer video and link to another view at Real Clear Politics

I guess some are waking up to the fact that all of the promises of something for nothing aren’t going to happen.

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The Alien in the White House

From today’s Wall Street Journal, By DOROTHY RABINOWITZ;

“The deepening notes of disenchantment with Barack Obama now issuing from commentators across the political spectrum were predictable. So, too, were the charges from some of the president’s earliest enthusiasts about his failure to reflect a powerful sense of urgency about the oil spill.”

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“A great part of America now understands that this president’s sense of identification lies elsewhere, and is in profound ways unlike theirs. He is hard put to sound convincingly like the leader of the nation, because he is, at heart and by instinct, the voice mainly of his ideological class. He is the alien in the White House, a matter having nothing to do with delusions about his birthplace cherished by the demented fringe.”

Read the entire article HERE

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