Daily Archives: June 21, 2011

“Latinos Are More Fertile Than Non-Latinos”

Who knew, right?

Besides the obvious implication of racism in the title, before you jump on me for being racist, allow me to point out that the title is a quote from Charles Rynerson, a demographer at Portland State Population Research Center and used in an article published in the Columbian, County’s surge in children bucks local, national trends.

The article goes on to tell us that we have seen a, “13.7 percent upsurge in the number of children in Clark County in the past 10 years, the largest growth in the Portland metro area and a trend that goes against the national tide of stagnation.”

We then read of all of the usual reasons, no income tax, lower cost of living, etc, etc. Then, towards the end of the article, we find,

“Latinos also played a role Clark County’s growth in children.”

“The county’s Latino community doubled in number since 2000, and Latinos younger than 18 accounted for about 10 percent of the net gain of 66,535 children in Clark County since 2000.”

“Rynerson of Portland State said Latinos tend to have higher fertility than non-Latinos.”

“In many parts of the nation, the population of children increased only due to Latinos, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.”

To quote my buddy Lou Brancaccio, editor of the Columbian, “HUH?”

To add another “HUH?” we need only look back a couple months to February when a Seattle Times article said, Illegal-immigrant numbers in state jump 35% in 3 years.

To be fair, Latino’s only comprise slightly over half of the illegal-immigrant population, according to the Seattle Times.

How many of those Rynerson speaks of are here illegally? That is left unsaid.

But, a few questions do some to mind.

Isn’t the claim of Latino’s tend to be more fertile than non-Latino’s racist in nature? Yet, not a peep out of anyone.

“HUH?”

Besides racism, is it that those Latino’s follow the main religion of Hispanics, Catholicism, and do not use birth control?

Are struggling taxpayers footing the bill for illegal immigrant babies?

Would the increasing number of Latino’s that are here illegally be here should we actually enforce our immigration laws?

Enforce our laws?

“HUH?”

I am left nearly speechless at the lack of outrage over such a racist comment that if I or any other right-wing blogger said it, we would automatically be labeled racist.

I am equally astonished at how those on the left continue to turn a blind eye to the problem of illegal immigration while discouraging people from procreating, yet embrace illegal immigrants who do and look forward to more coming in.

Who gets to pay for all of this?

You and I.

“HUH?”

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"Dinner"

If you follow the MoveOn.Commie and George Soros email-o-ramas you’ve been asked to dinner–several times–by the President of the United States and now the Vice President. It’s a PR gimmick to get even more addresses and build up some excitement around the reelection of the man who gave you $4.00 gas, $14 trillion in debt, and no job. He wants to be re-elected so he can bankrupt the country twice!
Nevertheless, in your penury the CREEP would like you to send a little scratch their way for a chance to MEET. THE. PRESIDENT. No tie required:

We’ll pay for your flight and the dinner — all you need to bring is your story and your ideas about how we can continue to make this a better country for all Americans.

This won’t be a formal affair. It’s the kind of casual meal among friends that I don’t get to have as often as I’d like anymore, so I hope you’ll consider joining me. But I’m not asking you to donate today just so you’ll be entered for a chance to meet me. … It starts with a gift of whatever you can afford.

I thought selling the Lincoln bedroom during the Clinton administration was tawdry but selling chances to meet the President is, at best, unseemly and at worst illegal. 
But as one 5th Listener put it,

Barry will be on the golf course; Michelle, her mother and the girls will be in South Africa sight-seeing with a multitude of her friends from Chicago. In the meantime, I’ve been asked to save the Country!
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Jeanne Harris on discussing Banning Pit Bulls in Vancouver

After the attack of 9 year-old boy by unlicensed pit bulls, many in Vancouver have called for a complete ban on pit bulls, joining in with the hysteria once seen directed towards other breeds such as Doberman Pinschers, German Shepherds and others.

The subject came up in the June 20, 2011 city council meeting with one council member adamant about holding a “discussion” on such a ban.

As shown here, while there is a call for banning certain breeds of dogs, many are coddling wild predators known for even more vicious attacks

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Coyote: He Came In Through the Cat Door

Photo by 5th Listener in NE Portland
The Audubon Society wants us to consider them simply a part of the “urban landscape,” but I think you might have trouble convincing the home owners who have lost their cats and small dogs that we should accept coyotes into the fold. 
Sure coyotes have been around these parts for awhile, but that doesn’t mean we should encourage their proliferation. And it also doesn’t mean the cities and counties around here should do nothing.
Coyotes are seen frequently in NE Portland in the Alameda district and NW Portland. Apparently some genius left Greek takeout for the critters to eat. What, no rib eye red carpet? 
These creatures can cause havoc of all kinds. You need only read the latest here about a coyote who SNUCK INTO A HOME IN BATTLEGROUND.
“She woke me up and said, ‘Something’s in our house,’” Bill Biscoe said.

The Biscoes walked carefully to their family room and spotted the coyote there.

“It just started pooping and peeing and knocking things over,” Bill Biscoe said. “It was panicked. It was scared to death.”
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"Thanks for the Bail Out, Suckas!" GM to Expand Production in Mexico

And this article recently in the WSJ might go a long way toward explaining why the pay masters of the company, Obama and the UAW, are ok with this: Union workers get part of the profit. The unions have moved toward profit sharing. And I don’t mean the kind of profit sharing that Obama gave them when he blew up contract law, seized two auto makers and plundered the companies, handing over part of GM to the UAW> See the WSJ article here.

The UAW has historically resisted linking large portions of workers’ pay to profits because its members would suffer in down years. Another fear: The auto makers were simply not making profits on a consistent basis. 

So, let’s go to the tote board:

Moving production to Mexico = cheaper.
Cheaper = More profits
More profits = More money to share holders and profit sharers.
Unions agree to more profit sharing = more money
Fewer jobs in US = Ok with unions as long as they get money

Unions = Hypocritcal

That’s simple political math.
Your lesson is over for today.

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“Latinos Are More Fertile Than Non-Latinos”

Who knew, right?

Besides the obvious implication of racism in the title, before you jump on me for being racist, allow me to point out that the title is a quote from Charles Rynerson, a demographer at Portland State Population Research Center and used in an article published in the Columbian, County’s surge in children bucks local, national trends.

The article goes on to tell us that we have seen a, “13.7 percent upsurge in the number of children in Clark County in the past 10 years, the largest growth in the Portland metro area and a trend that goes against the national tide of stagnation.”

We then read of all of the usual reasons, no income tax, lower cost of living, etc, etc. Then, towards the end of the article, we find,

“Latinos also played a role Clark County’s growth in children.”

“The county’s Latino community doubled in number since 2000, and Latinos younger than 18 accounted for about 10 percent of the net gain of 66,535 children in Clark County since 2000.”

“Rynerson of Portland State said Latinos tend to have higher fertility than non-Latinos.”

“In many parts of the nation, the population of children increased only due to Latinos, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.”

To quote my buddy Lou Brancaccio, editor of the Columbian, “HUH?”

To add another “HUH?” we need only look back a couple months to February when a Seattle Times article said, Illegal-immigrant numbers in state jump 35% in 3 years.

To be fair, Latino’s only comprise slightly over half of the illegal-immigrant population, according to the Seattle Times.

How many of those Rynerson speaks of are here illegally? That is left unsaid.

But, a few questions do some to mind.

Isn’t the claim of Latino’s tend to be more fertile than non-Latino’s racist in nature? Yet, not a peep out of anyone.

“HUH?”

Besides racism, is it that those Latino’s follow the main religion of Hispanics, Catholicism, and do not use birth control?

Are struggling taxpayers footing the bill for illegal immigrant babies?

Would the increasing number of Latino’s that are here illegally be here should we actually enforce our immigration laws?

Enforce our laws?

“HUH?”

I am left nearly speechless at the lack of outrage over such a racist comment that if I or any other right-wing blogger said it, we would automatically be labeled racist.

I am equally astonished at how those on the left continue to turn a blind eye to the problem of illegal immigration while discouraging people from procreating, yet embrace illegal immigrants who do and look forward to more coming in.

Who gets to pay for all of this?

You and I.

“HUH?”

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

"Dinner"

If you follow the MoveOn.Commie and George Soros email-o-ramas you’ve been asked to dinner–several times–by the President of the United States and now the Vice President. It’s a PR gimmick to get even more addresses and build up some excitement around the reelection of the man who gave you $4.00 gas, $14 trillion in debt, and no job. He wants to be re-elected so he can bankrupt the country twice!
Nevertheless, in your penury the CREEP would like you to send a little scratch their way for a chance to MEET. THE. PRESIDENT. No tie required:

We’ll pay for your flight and the dinner — all you need to bring is your story and your ideas about how we can continue to make this a better country for all Americans.

This won’t be a formal affair. It’s the kind of casual meal among friends that I don’t get to have as often as I’d like anymore, so I hope you’ll consider joining me. But I’m not asking you to donate today just so you’ll be entered for a chance to meet me. … It starts with a gift of whatever you can afford.

I thought selling the Lincoln bedroom during the Clinton administration was tawdry but selling chances to meet the President is, at best, unseemly and at worst illegal. 
But as one 5th Listener put it,

Barry will be on the golf course; Michelle, her mother and the girls will be in South Africa sight-seeing with a multitude of her friends from Chicago. In the meantime, I’ve been asked to save the Country!
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It’s Not About the Bike, the Rider, or the Ride. It’s About Being Naked With a Cop Escort

Jun 18 – NEED BIKE NOW FOR NAKED BIKE RIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – (so po) bicycles
http://portland.craigslist.org/search/?areaID=9&subAreaID=&query=naked+bike+ride+&catAbb=sss

http://blogtown.portlandmercury.com/BlogtownPDX/archives/2011/06/20/world-naked-bike-ride-how-was-it-for-you
Thanks to the cops keeping cars at bay, there were very few crashes. A couple blogs have sounded off that the ride is “dangerous” and “plagued by alcohol” (edit: whoops, that’s the same post on two different blogs), but The Oregonian reported that there were only three bike crashes requiring someone to be taken the hospital. Not great, but not bad for a ride that involves a ton of not-so-experienced cyclists.

Portland Cops: Naked Bike Ride Legal ALLLLLLLLLLLLLL Year Long

I’m told by the PPB that riding naked on your bike isn’t illegal unless you’re a pervert. 
They, however, have no way of knowing if that guy riding naked around the school is a pervert or simply a carefree, car free, exhibitionist. Apparently you have to take the Anthony Weiner test and someone has to get worked up over it before anyone can be arrested. 

I asked about this yesterday because of the naked bike ride. The naked bike ride is an excuse to take over the streets, get drunk, grab somebody’s bike and ride it to “make a statement.” 
The “statement” is MANY statements. Apparently they can’t keep the rationale straight.

Herewith are some of the excuses I read, saw, heard for riding in the naked bike ride:

To cut down on foreign fuel use (no, I’m not kidding). Do you know how many of those people at a bean burrito before riding? I rest my case.
To use as a metaphor for how naked bicyclists are out there on the streets.
To express their hatred for cars.
To get drunk, get naked and get crazy! 
To get to the all ages after party. BYOB, kids! 
To see how long the city and cops will draft for you on the way to Sodom.

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Naked Bike Ride: How Much OT Did Tax Payers Pay for This?

Seventy four officers worked the event and apparently 14 required overtime? See the sign up sheet below.


I understand keeping people in line etc, but the city tacitly  overtly approves of lawbreaking by giving the naked anarchists, drunks and perverts cover.
It’s good to be protected from these knuckleheads, but giving them official city sanction is a perversion and continues to invite other law breaking.
Maybe that’s the idea, scare away what families you have left in Portland by simply making it a play ground for perverts.
See previous posts here AND here.

OT SIGNUP
NATIONAL NAKED BIKE RIDE
Saturday JUNE 18, 2011  2000-0200 (approximate ending)
Briefing 2000 Hrs at Traffic Division. Officers selected required to bring Helmet/PR 24
(Working in 7 two person cars) Selections made by Friday June 10
14 OFFICERS NEEDED
NAME/DPSST                                                                                          HIRE DATE                         
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