Daily Archives: June 23, 2010

**Police Report**Global Charmer? Details on Alleged Al Gore Sex Attack in Portland *UPDATED

Police report here.  
The Enquirer reports here that former Vice President . The Portland Tribune (here) initially followed up on the story and balked at publishing it when the woman didn’t want to be named. She has lawyered up now and has a police report which is apparently the basis for the current complaint against Gore. Gore WAS in town at the time giving a global warming speech. 
*Here’s what the Multnomah County District Attorney, Mike Schrunk, said today:

In late 2006 and January 2007 this office was briefed by the Portland Police Bureau on allegations that were brought to it by an attorney representing a woman who alleged unwanted sexual contact by Al Gore.  We were told the woman was not willing to be interviewed by the Portland Police Bureau and did not want a criminal investigation to proceed.

About a year after this event, our office was aware that a public records request from the media regarding this matter had been granted by the Portland Police Bureau.

Today our office was notified by the Portland Police Bureau that further investigation of this matter had been conducted by it in 2009 and we were provided with the reports from that further investigation.

If the complainant and the Portland Police Bureau wish to pursue the possibility of a criminal prosecution, additional investigation by the Bureau will be necessary and will be discussed with the Portland Police Bureau. 

Michael D. Schrunk, District Attorney
Multnomah County, Oregon
 

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Portland’s Naked Bike Ride: Full Frontal Rude-ity

I see by pictures on the web here that some of the 2010 Portland Naked Bike Ride occurred in the nighttime. But some of it happened in the day time–in front of thousands of people gathered at Saturday Market, along 33rd Avenue by a busy Grant (High School) Park and undoubtedly many other places according to emailers and callers to the Victoria Taft Show. Here’s an example:
To: Amanda@portlandoregon.gov
Sent: 6/19/2010 5:12:52 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time
Subj: Naked Bike Riding 6/19/2010
Dear Ms Fritz,
My wife and I were driving through Northwest Portland on  Naito Parkway  today at 4:15pm and witnessed numerous naked bike riders. The riders were not more than a few feet away from Saturday Market and another event at Water Front Park where many families with children were present.
To expose children, my wife, myself and others to this circus is wrong. I assume they had a permit from the city to have this naked bike ride throughout the streets of Portland . Can you explain to me why this was allowed to happen? Are there no more morals? Did you take your children or grandchildren today so they could witness this spectacle? Would it be proper or legal for someone to show up naked in front of your house on public property so they could expose themselves to your family? Don’t we arrest people that expose themselves in public and don’t we hear from the media how awful it is that some people expose themselves to young children?  WHY are these people allowed to expose themselves and of what benefit is it to our community? Shock value??? Well…I was shocked.
So, Ms. Fritz, what is you opinion to the questions I have raised?
Please respond,
John
In one case a clothed prepubescent girl was seen riding on the back of a tandem bike commanded by a naked man who’s bare butt was right in her face. Here’s an example:

My friend John S. called me to let me know what time he would be by on Sunday, so when he arrived to go to the gun and knife show at the EXPO center, he told me about all above……and then he shocked the hell out of me with this little “diddy!” He said on the back of a tandem bike was a little girl/with clothes(maybe 7-8), peddling away, in front was a fat,naked man’s butt,  right in her face.  COPS WERE AROUND, and I guess they wanted to “keep the  PEACE.  I called Channel 2&8 TV….BOTH SAID IT WAS NO BIG DEAL, in fact  channel 8, was very unhappy with me….I GUESS THEY ARE PRO BIKE, and of  course it is gay pride week. So, I guess, that is where we are, in Portland, Oregon. I don’t give DAMN if that was her father, or uncle, it was and is not free —free speech. 

I’m sick of keeping Portland Weird–a slogan we stole from Austin, Texas. Why don’t we just let Austin keep their weirdness?
Instead Portland “leaders” indulge Portland weirdos for the sake of being inclusive. They pretend this stuff doesn’t hurt anybody. They’re wrong. 
The general lawlessness in this city will come back to bite that naked man right on his bare butt–and the rest of us, too. From standing by doing nothing as a legitimate business was bullied out of business by Portland’s Professional Protesters, to the mayor riding with the anarchist bike group critical mass, to the looting of the citizen’s treasury to fund a job center for illegal aliens. We have a predator for a mayor, enablers on council. The list goes on and on. Eventually, people just stop coming to Portland or get weary and consign it to kook category–which is where San Francisco is on a path to right now. 
If Portland is to be serious it needs to attend to the needs of all people. It needs to stop stealing money from our already inflated water and sewer bills to build bike paths for an infinitesimal portion of the population while not tending to street repair. It must stop hollowing out the budget by building street cars whose maintenance we cannot afford. The fundamentals are ignored while the Portland Planner Class builds its utopia stealing, through urban renewal, money that should go to police, fire and schools. If the mayor wants to be serious as the ‘education’ mayor–even though schools don’t want a sexual predator in their midst–he needs to stop encouraging behavior that turns off families with kids. 
There. I said it. 
Here’s more feedback I got during our discussion yesterday about the naked bike riders:
The fact that they had a permit does not make it ok! If I went for a naked bike ride with a couple of friends without a permit we would all be sitting in jail right now.
Was a sad day for liberal portland and a very bad day to be a bike seat!!

  

Victoria,

 I disagree with your thinking about the naked bike riders. I believe they should be sanctioned by the city. However, only after they publicly post their names in the local newspaper and in Pioneer Square.
If they are so proud of what they have and feel they must display themselves, they should be proud enough to make their names be known..
Rick

Ridgefield, 

Victoria. I sincerely hope future naked bike rides are ALL downhill from start to finish. The site of a group of naked people standing to pedal is something I hope to never witness. I suggest from the top of Sylvan hill in the WEST bound lane of hwy 26, through the tunnel and end in the Willamette.   Just a thought, Lauren W.

Here’s where you can see the night ride for yourself. Now about the day ride…Here’s my previous post about it.

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

Al Gore accused of sexual assault during 2006 visit to Portland

A brief article in the Zero with a link to the National Enquirer, who broke the John Edwards sex scandal.

“The National Enquirer, which won nods as a 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist for uncovering John Edward’s secret love child, now reports that former Vice President Al Gore was accused of sexual assault during a visit to promote climate change in Portland in 2006.”

“No criminal charges were brought against Gore, but the Portland police prepared a document marked “Confidential Special Report” – which records the explosive allegations of “unwanted sexual contact” by Al Gore “at a local upscale hotel.”

If true, apparently promoting the global warming hoax isn’t the only thing on Gore’s mind these past few years.

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

Prison Inmates Received $Millions in Homebuyer Tax Credit

From an article in CNBC

“Nearly 1,300 prison inmates wrongly received more than $9 million in tax credits for homebuyers despite being locked up when they claimed they bought a home, a government investigator reported Wednesday.”

“The investigator said 241 of the inmates were serving life sentences.”

“Some taxpayers received the credit for homes purchased before the tax break was started. In other cases, multiple taxpayers improperly used the same home to claim multiple credits. Investigators found one home that was used by 67 taxpayers to claim credits.”

Just another massive government bailout failure.

The IRS is attempting to recover the funds.

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New-home sales plunge 33 pct with tax credits gone

In today’s Washington Post

WASHINGTON — Sales of new homes collapsed in May, sinking 33 percent to the lowest level on record as potential buyers stopped shopping for homes once they could no longer receive government tax credits.

The bleak report from the Commerce Department is the first sign of how the end of federal tax credits could weigh on the nation’s housing market.

The credits expired April 30. That’s when a new-home buyer would have had to sign a contract to qualify.

“We fear that the appetite to buy a home has disappeared alongside the tax credit,” Paul Dales, U.S. economist with Capital Economics,” wrote in a note. “After all, unemployment remains high, job security is low and credit conditions are tight.”

What was that about signs of recovery in this “Great Recession?”

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

**Police Report**Global Charmer? Details on Alleged Al Gore Sex Attack in Portland *UPDATED

Police report here.  
The Enquirer reports here that former Vice President . The Portland Tribune (here) initially followed up on the story and balked at publishing it when the woman didn’t want to be named. She has lawyered up now and has a police report which is apparently the basis for the current complaint against Gore. Gore WAS in town at the time giving a global warming speech. 
*Here’s what the Multnomah County District Attorney, Mike Schrunk, said today:

In late 2006 and January 2007 this office was briefed by the Portland Police Bureau on allegations that were brought to it by an attorney representing a woman who alleged unwanted sexual contact by Al Gore.  We were told the woman was not willing to be interviewed by the Portland Police Bureau and did not want a criminal investigation to proceed.

About a year after this event, our office was aware that a public records request from the media regarding this matter had been granted by the Portland Police Bureau.

Today our office was notified by the Portland Police Bureau that further investigation of this matter had been conducted by it in 2009 and we were provided with the reports from that further investigation.

If the complainant and the Portland Police Bureau wish to pursue the possibility of a criminal prosecution, additional investigation by the Bureau will be necessary and will be discussed with the Portland Police Bureau. 

Michael D. Schrunk, District Attorney
Multnomah County, Oregon
 

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

Wa. Congresscritter Brian Baird Applauds Oil Spill Response

Today’s Columbian headline, Baird applauds response to oil spill, After tour of Gulf, Congressman says Obama, BP doing ‘pretty good job,’ but not Louisiana Gov. Jindal

“I don’t think the public has an appreciation of the magnitude of the effort to respond to this.”

“We’ve got to give credit where credit’s due. The Obama administration has done a pretty good job, and compared to other companies, BP has done a pretty good job.”

“I have very little patience with the governor of Louisiana. The game is, if you are a local official, pick a tremendously costly, questionably effective and scientifically dubious measure, demand that the federal government do it, and if they balk for either fiscal or scientific reasons, blame them and say they just don’t care.”

Is Baird sucking up for an administration job in the Obama White House after he retires in January?

He seems to be the only person to date applauding Obama’s golf games while the Gulf of Mexico languishes in oil washing up on beaches. What has Obama done except play golf and visit for photo ops?

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

Portland’s Naked Bike Ride: Full Frontal Rude-ity

I see by pictures on the web here that some of the 2010 Portland Naked Bike Ride occurred in the nighttime. But some of it happened in the day time–in front of thousands of people gathered at Saturday Market, along 33rd Avenue by a busy Grant (High School) Park and undoubtedly many other places according to emailers and callers to the Victoria Taft Show. Here’s an example:
To: Amanda@portlandoregon.gov
Sent: 6/19/2010 5:12:52 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time
Subj: Naked Bike Riding 6/19/2010
Dear Ms Fritz,
My wife and I were driving through Northwest Portland on  Naito Parkway  today at 4:15pm and witnessed numerous naked bike riders. The riders were not more than a few feet away from Saturday Market and another event at Water Front Park where many families with children were present.
To expose children, my wife, myself and others to this circus is wrong. I assume they had a permit from the city to have this naked bike ride throughout the streets of Portland . Can you explain to me why this was allowed to happen? Are there no more morals? Did you take your children or grandchildren today so they could witness this spectacle? Would it be proper or legal for someone to show up naked in front of your house on public property so they could expose themselves to your family? Don’t we arrest people that expose themselves in public and don’t we hear from the media how awful it is that some people expose themselves to young children?  WHY are these people allowed to expose themselves and of what benefit is it to our community? Shock value??? Well…I was shocked.
So, Ms. Fritz, what is you opinion to the questions I have raised?
Please respond,
John
In one case a clothed prepubescent girl was seen riding on the back of a tandem bike commanded by a naked man who’s bare butt was right in her face. Here’s an example:

My friend John S. called me to let me know what time he would be by on Sunday, so when he arrived to go to the gun and knife show at the EXPO center, he told me about all above……and then he shocked the hell out of me with this little “diddy!” He said on the back of a tandem bike was a little girl/with clothes(maybe 7-8), peddling away, in front was a fat,naked man’s butt,  right in her face.  COPS WERE AROUND, and I guess they wanted to “keep the  PEACE.  I called Channel 2&8 TV….BOTH SAID IT WAS NO BIG DEAL, in fact  channel 8, was very unhappy with me….I GUESS THEY ARE PRO BIKE, and of  course it is gay pride week. So, I guess, that is where we are, in Portland, Oregon. I don’t give DAMN if that was her father, or uncle, it was and is not free —free speech. 

I’m sick of keeping Portland Weird–a slogan we stole from Austin, Texas. Why don’t we just let Austin keep their weirdness?
Instead Portland “leaders” indulge Portland weirdos for the sake of being inclusive. They pretend this stuff doesn’t hurt anybody. They’re wrong. 
The general lawlessness in this city will come back to bite that naked man right on his bare butt–and the rest of us, too. From standing by doing nothing as a legitimate business was bullied out of business by Portland’s Professional Protesters, to the mayor riding with the anarchist bike group critical mass, to the looting of the citizen’s treasury to fund a job center for illegal aliens. We have a predator for a mayor, enablers on council. The list goes on and on. Eventually, people just stop coming to Portland or get weary and consign it to kook category–which is where San Francisco is on a path to right now. 
If Portland is to be serious it needs to attend to the needs of all people. It needs to stop stealing money from our already inflated water and sewer bills to build bike paths for an infinitesimal portion of the population while not tending to street repair. It must stop hollowing out the budget by building street cars whose maintenance we cannot afford. The fundamentals are ignored while the Portland Planner Class builds its utopia stealing, through urban renewal, money that should go to police, fire and schools. If the mayor wants to be serious as the ‘education’ mayor–even though schools don’t want a sexual predator in their midst–he needs to stop encouraging behavior that turns off families with kids. 
There. I said it. 
Here’s more feedback I got during our discussion yesterday about the naked bike riders:
The fact that they had a permit does not make it ok! If I went for a naked bike ride with a couple of friends without a permit we would all be sitting in jail right now.
Was a sad day for liberal portland and a very bad day to be a bike seat!!

  

Victoria,

 I disagree with your thinking about the naked bike riders. I believe they should be sanctioned by the city. However, only after they publicly post their names in the local newspaper and in Pioneer Square.
If they are so proud of what they have and feel they must display themselves, they should be proud enough to make their names be known..
Rick

Ridgefield, 

Victoria. I sincerely hope future naked bike rides are ALL downhill from start to finish. The site of a group of naked people standing to pedal is something I hope to never witness. I suggest from the top of Sylvan hill in the WEST bound lane of hwy 26, through the tunnel and end in the Willamette.   Just a thought, Lauren W.

Here’s where you can see the night ride for yourself. Now about the day ride…Here’s my previous post about it.

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