Monthly Archives: July 2010

Read. Discuss. Mary Frances Berry Quote Making the Rounds.

From our friends at Project 21. 
Members of the Project 21 black leadership group are condemning the left’s false use of the accusation “racist” as a political tactic, saying they recognize the strategy from the teaching of left-wing organizer Saul Alinsky.Former U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Chairman Mary Frances Berry, a long-time prominent liberal activist, has admitted in an interview with Politico that the left is trying to smear the tea party movement as “racist” for strategic reasons, not out of genuine concern that the movement is itself racist.

Tainting the tea party movement with the charge of racism is proving to be an effective strategy for Democrats.  There is no evidence that tea party adherents are any more racist than other Republicans, and indeed many other Americans.  But getting them to spend their time purging their ranks and having candidates distance themselves should help Democrats win in November.  Having one’s opponent rebut charges of racism is far better than discussing joblessness.

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

Here are the details:

Brownbag  Lunchtime Presentation
Design for the Western Climate Initiative Regional Program
Wednesday, August 11, 2010      12:30 – 2:00 pm

Portland State Office Building, Room 1A
800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, OR

Bill Drumheller of the Oregon Department of Energy will give a presentation
summarizing the recently released “Design for the WCI Regional Program” and
developments with the Western Climate Initiative (WCI).  A brief
introduction to the WCI will be provided, followed by an examination of the
program design recommendations outlined in the WCI document and a broad look
at the range of supporting WCI materials that form the foundation of the WCI
program design.  An opportunity for questions on details of the WCI program
design will be available at the end of the presentation.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch, or there is an extensive
cafeteria in the Portland State Office Building on the same floor.  No food
or beverage will be provided at the presentation.

For more information on the Western Climate Initiative see:
http://www.westernclimateinitiative.org.  For more information on climate
change policy in Oregon see
http://www.orclimatechange.gov<http://www.orclimatechange.gov/>.

For more information on how the WCI plan would affect Oregon see Cascade
Policy Institute research at:
http://www.cascadepolicy.org/pdf/env/200811_oregon_greenhouse_gas_reduction.
pdf

http://www.cascadepolicy.org/2009/04/16/testimony-for-senate-bill-80-3senate
-environment-and-natural-resources-committeeapril-14-2009/

http://www.cascadepolicy.org/2009/03/06/cap-and-trade-in-oregon-a-primer-for
-legislators-and-citizens/

Ethics subcommittee recommends reprimand for Rangel

From the Hill

Rep. Gene Green (D-Texas), chairman of the ethics investigative subcommittee that announced the charges, told reporters Friday that his panel concluded Rangel should be reprimanded.

“The recommendation that we had was that he be reprimanded,” Green said.

Such a punishment might be seen as a slap on the wrist to some.

MIGHT be seen as a “slap on the wrist?”

Sounds more like a pat on the back from fellow crooks.

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

Unsolved Mystery No More: Is NPR a Leftist Conduit? MoveOn.Commies Answer the Question

For those of you unsure about why it is we folks out here in normal-people-land believe government tax dollar subsidized NPR is a conduit of the left, the question has been answered today (again)–by the far left.
Today the MoveOn.Commies have sent out an emergency alert urging their peeps to send a message that the evil Fox News shouldn’t be given Helen Thomas’ old seat in the White House briefing room.

As early as Sunday, the White House Correspondents’ Association will decide which news organization will be awarded a recently-vacated front-row center seat in the White House briefing room.The contenders? National Public Radio, Bloomberg News—and Fox.Yes, Fox—which we all know is actually a tool in the right-wing propaganda machine,a legitimate news organization. They simply don’t deserve the best seat in the White House briefing room—a seat held for years by journalist Helen Thomas until she retired recently.
So we’re joining our friends at CREDO Action to petition the Correspondents’ Association to award the seat to a real, public news organization: NPR.

I love the fact that they downplay why Thomas was ushered out of her prime seat: Because she’s a racist.

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

Pelosi Coming to Oregon to Help Wu and Schrader?

Next week. That’s what I’m hearing. Why not, she’s been running four of the five Oregon Congressional Districts since she took the gavel in 2006 and started the Democrat spending spree.
She may as well meet her constituents in Wu and Schrader’s districts.
I’m sure there may be others meeting her as well. When/If I find out the deets, I’ll pass them along.

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

Read. Discuss. Mary Frances Berry Quote Making the Rounds.

From our friends at Project 21. 
Members of the Project 21 black leadership group are condemning the left’s false use of the accusation “racist” as a political tactic, saying they recognize the strategy from the teaching of left-wing organizer Saul Alinsky.Former U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Chairman Mary Frances Berry, a long-time prominent liberal activist, has admitted in an interview with Politico that the left is trying to smear the tea party movement as “racist” for strategic reasons, not out of genuine concern that the movement is itself racist.

Tainting the tea party movement with the charge of racism is proving to be an effective strategy for Democrats.  There is no evidence that tea party adherents are any more racist than other Republicans, and indeed many other Americans.  But getting them to spend their time purging their ranks and having candidates distance themselves should help Democrats win in November.  Having one’s opponent rebut charges of racism is far better than discussing joblessness.

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

Here are the details:

Brownbag  Lunchtime Presentation
Design for the Western Climate Initiative Regional Program
Wednesday, August 11, 2010      12:30 – 2:00 pm

Portland State Office Building, Room 1A
800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, OR

Bill Drumheller of the Oregon Department of Energy will give a presentation
summarizing the recently released “Design for the WCI Regional Program” and
developments with the Western Climate Initiative (WCI).  A brief
introduction to the WCI will be provided, followed by an examination of the
program design recommendations outlined in the WCI document and a broad look
at the range of supporting WCI materials that form the foundation of the WCI
program design.  An opportunity for questions on details of the WCI program
design will be available at the end of the presentation.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch, or there is an extensive
cafeteria in the Portland State Office Building on the same floor.  No food
or beverage will be provided at the presentation.

For more information on the Western Climate Initiative see:
http://www.westernclimateinitiative.org.  For more information on climate
change policy in Oregon see
http://www.orclimatechange.gov<http://www.orclimatechange.gov/>.

For more information on how the WCI plan would affect Oregon see Cascade
Policy Institute research at:
http://www.cascadepolicy.org/pdf/env/200811_oregon_greenhouse_gas_reduction.
pdf

http://www.cascadepolicy.org/2009/04/16/testimony-for-senate-bill-80-3senate
-environment-and-natural-resources-committeeapril-14-2009/

http://www.cascadepolicy.org/2009/03/06/cap-and-trade-in-oregon-a-primer-for
-legislators-and-citizens/

Ethics subcommittee recommends reprimand for Rangel

From the Hill

Rep. Gene Green (D-Texas), chairman of the ethics investigative subcommittee that announced the charges, told reporters Friday that his panel concluded Rangel should be reprimanded.

“The recommendation that we had was that he be reprimanded,” Green said.

Such a punishment might be seen as a slap on the wrist to some.

MIGHT be seen as a “slap on the wrist?”

Sounds more like a pat on the back from fellow crooks.

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

Unsolved Mystery No More: Is NPR a Leftist Conduit? MoveOn.Commies Answer the Question

For those of you unsure about why it is we folks out here in normal-people-land believe government tax dollar subsidized NPR is a conduit of the left, the question has been answered today (again)–by the far left.
Today the MoveOn.Commies have sent out an emergency alert urging their peeps to send a message that the evil Fox News shouldn’t be given Helen Thomas’ old seat in the White House briefing room.

As early as Sunday, the White House Correspondents’ Association will decide which news organization will be awarded a recently-vacated front-row center seat in the White House briefing room.The contenders? National Public Radio, Bloomberg News—and Fox.Yes, Fox—which we all know is actually a tool in the right-wing propaganda machine,a legitimate news organization. They simply don’t deserve the best seat in the White House briefing room—a seat held for years by journalist Helen Thomas until she retired recently.
So we’re joining our friends at CREDO Action to petition the Correspondents’ Association to award the seat to a real, public news organization: NPR.

I love the fact that they downplay why Thomas was ushered out of her prime seat: Because she’s a racist.

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