Daily Archives: October 28, 2010

Victoria Votes: Here Are My Picks

Oregon:
Governor: Chris Dudley
Treasurer: Chris Telfer
Senate: Jim Huffman
1st CD: Rob Cornilles
2nd CD: Greg Walden
3rd CD: Delia Lopez
4th CD: Art Robinson
5th CD: Scott Bruun
For state senate and house seat recommendations I recommend all the R’s and NONE of the D’s. For more info on the races check out this guide from my buddies at Taxpayer Association of Oregon  here.

Ballot Measures:
M 70: Yes
M 71: No Way
M 72: Yes
M 73: Yes
M 74: Heck No
M 75: No
M 76: Absolutely No

MultCo Measures
26-109 No
26-110 No
26-111 Yes
26-112 Yes
26-113 No
26-114 Heck No
26-118 No Way

City of Portland
26-108 Heck No
26-117 No Way

Washington State
Senate: Dino Rossi
3rd CD:Jaime Herrera
Thanks to EFFwa.org for help on some of these. Find their guide here. 
I-1053 Yes
I-1082 Yes
I-1098 Heck No
I-1100 Yes
I-1105 No
I-1107 Yes

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

Oregon O.M.G.: COUNTING Ballots Began Two. Days. Ago.

What could possibly go wrong??
House bill  3451 slipped under my radar and Eric the Great and I were watching the last legislative session intently. This bill allows all elections officials in all 36 Oregon counties to begin COUNTING, TALLYING, SCANNING ballots seven (7) days before the election. This changes the law from simply-ha!-separating your ballot from the secrecy envelope seven days before to allowing them to SCAN the ballots into their voting machines seven (7) days before the election. And what’s stopping someone from seeing the tally of the votes for Chris Dudley or Dr. Do Over? Tape.
Don’t worry, nobody will EVER want to have to pay the–wait for it—$250 fine for telling anyone the vote count. What could possibly go wrong?
Here’s the helpful video from Multnomah County explaining the change:

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

Sokol Blosser Used Illegal Aliens for Her Winery. Now That She’s Running for Office, She Says Not So Fast

Her opponent uses Sokol Blosser’s words against her. She wrote them in her own book! NW Republican has the break down of this train wreck of an issue for the lefty wine maven Here.
The story proves the rule: When is it ok to hire illegal aliens? When you’re a democrat.
Maybe that’s why they want to give them the right to vote without citizenship and amnesty. 

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

Victoria Votes: Here Are My Picks

Oregon:
Governor: Chris Dudley
Treasurer: Chris Telfer
Senate: Jim Huffman
1st CD: Rob Cornilles
2nd CD: Greg Walden
3rd CD: Delia Lopez
4th CD: Art Robinson
5th CD: Scott Bruun
For state senate and house seat recommendations I recommend all the R’s and NONE of the D’s. For more info on the races check out this guide from my buddies at Taxpayer Association of Oregon  here.

Ballot Measures:
M 70: Yes
M 71: No Way
M 72: Yes
M 73: Yes
M 74: Heck No
M 75: No
M 76: Absolutely No

MultCo Measures
26-109 No
26-110 No
26-111 Yes
26-112 Yes
26-113 No
26-114 Heck No
26-118 No Way

City of Portland
26-108 Heck No
26-117 No Way

Washington State
Senate: Dino Rossi
3rd CD:Jaime Herrera
Thanks to EFFwa.org for help on some of these. Find their guide here. 
I-1053 Yes
I-1082 Yes
I-1098 Heck No
I-1100 Yes
I-1105 No
I-1107 Yes

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

Finally: Oregon Business Titans Use Their Clout for the Rest of Us

For years we’ve implored the moneyed business class to please speak on behalf of the “other Oregon” that is without a big voice in Salem. The big money boys have been quite happy to sit on kitchen cabinets, be silent partners, give token amounts to both sides, or, more often, sit on the sidelines, fighting their own (usually property) battles with the local politicos.

Until now.

Nike’s Phil Knight has just increased his donation to Chris Dudley’s campaign by another $200,000, bringing his total donation to $400,000.00.[HERE] Knight has also given money to Rob Cornilles for Congress while icing out incumbent David Wu. He’s also given seed money to state house candidates in Washington and East Multnomah Counties [HERE].

Andrew Miller of Stimson Lumber has given $385,000.00 to Dudley’s campaign.

Tim Boyle of Columbia Sportswear heads the Democrats for Dudley campaign. He has also given money to congressional candidate Cornilles.

Who can blame them? Incumbent, David Wu, has openly criticised both Knight and Boyle of being bad for America and the American worker, as he smugly told Laurel Porter on her KGW TV show recently [HERE].

I guess there’s just so much insult and incompetence these guys will take. They’ve caught their limit!

Businessmen are men of action. And they know that you don’t win by sitting on the sidelines. Knight, Boyle and Miller have discovered that letting others do their talking, taking a powder or doing the occasional op ed aren’t working anymore [HERE] . Twenty four years of Democrat governors have shown them what’s ahead: Sustainability of inertia.

Twenty four years have given us higher taxes, budget sucking light rail, press clippings about how wonderful we are, few jobs and little else.

The Democrats have responded by going into crisis mode, cajoling Intel [which gave $5000.00 to Wu] into making its Oregon expansion announcement before the election. The last minute news conference was attended by all the major Democrat candidates. Of course, they are among the same Democrats–former Governor John Kitzhaber anyone? who told Intel in 1999 that the chip giant couldn’t grow here because of the their buddies’ fear of sprawl [HERE].

I’m glad these guys are speaking out. We need some big $peech right now. Money is speech.

Just ask the unions.

Thank you for giving the “other” Oregon a voice in this election.

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

Oregon O.M.G.: COUNTING Ballots Began Two. Days. Ago.

What could possibly go wrong??
House bill  3451 slipped under my radar and Eric the Great and I were watching the last legislative session intently. This bill allows all elections officials in all 36 Oregon counties to begin COUNTING, TALLYING, SCANNING ballots seven (7) days before the election. This changes the law from simply-ha!-separating your ballot from the secrecy envelope seven days before to allowing them to SCAN the ballots into their voting machines seven (7) days before the election. And what’s stopping someone from seeing the tally of the votes for Chris Dudley or Dr. Do Over? Tape.
Don’t worry, nobody will EVER want to have to pay the–wait for it—$250 fine for telling anyone the vote count. What could possibly go wrong?
Here’s the helpful video from Multnomah County explaining the change:

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

Sokol Blosser Used Illegal Aliens for Her Winery. Now That She’s Running for Office, She Says Not So Fast

Her opponent uses Sokol Blosser’s words against her. She wrote them in her own book! NW Republican has the break down of this train wreck of an issue for the lefty wine maven Here.
The story proves the rule: When is it ok to hire illegal aliens? When you’re a democrat.
Maybe that’s why they want to give them the right to vote without citizenship and amnesty. 

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

Finally: Oregon Business Titans Use Their Clout for the Rest of Us

For years we’ve implored the moneyed business class to please speak on behalf of the “other Oregon” that is without a big voice in Salem. The big money boys have been quite happy to sit on kitchen cabinets, be silent partners, give token amounts to both sides, or, more often, sit on the sidelines, fighting their own (usually property) battles with the local politicos.

Until now.

Nike’s Phil Knight has just increased his donation to Chris Dudley’s campaign by another $200,000, bringing his total donation to $400,000.00.[HERE] Knight has also given money to Rob Cornilles for Congress while icing out incumbent David Wu. He’s also given seed money to state house candidates in Washington and East Multnomah Counties [HERE].

Andrew Miller of Stimson Lumber has given $385,000.00 to Dudley’s campaign.

Tim Boyle of Columbia Sportswear heads the Democrats for Dudley campaign. He has also given money to congressional candidate Cornilles.

Who can blame them? Incumbent, David Wu, has openly criticised both Knight and Boyle of being bad for America and the American worker, as he smugly told Laurel Porter on her KGW TV show recently [HERE].

I guess there’s just so much insult and incompetence these guys will take. They’ve caught their limit!

Businessmen are men of action. And they know that you don’t win by sitting on the sidelines. Knight, Boyle and Miller have discovered that letting others do their talking, taking a powder or doing the occasional op ed aren’t working anymore [HERE] . Twenty four years of Democrat governors have shown them what’s ahead: Sustainability of inertia.

Twenty four years have given us higher taxes, budget sucking light rail, press clippings about how wonderful we are, few jobs and little else.

The Democrats have responded by going into crisis mode, cajoling Intel [which gave $5000.00 to Wu] into making its Oregon expansion announcement before the election. The last minute news conference was attended by all the major Democrat candidates. Of course, they are among the same Democrats–former Governor John Kitzhaber anyone? who told Intel in 1999 that the chip giant couldn’t grow here because of the their buddies’ fear of sprawl [HERE].

I’m glad these guys are speaking out. We need some big $peech right now. Money is speech.

Just ask the unions.

Thank you for giving the “other” Oregon a voice in this election.

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