Daily Archives: August 2, 2011

Media Are Not The Only Ones Who Distort

You heard it on Viral Victoria, the 4 year-old in Chicago quoted saying his response to gun crime is “I’m going to have me a gun!” When he grows up. Left on the cutting room floor is the rest of his comment, “I’m going to be the police!”

Note in the video above, Ben Jealous, president of the NAACP saying how important it is to “tell the whole truth.” Maybe he could follow his own advice more.

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Dear Listener, I Will NOT Let Up On David Wu

SPOTTED IN FIRST CD H/T OREGON 9/12
LEAVE WU ALONE
D***** G [***************}
You replied on 8/2/2011 8:02 PM.
Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 1:58 PM
To:
While it’s clear that David Wu has some serious problems, and that he was a relatively ineffective representative, the man has committed NO CRIME.  The “sex scandal” with an 18 year old is scandalous only because the media makes it so.  Many of us may find his having a sexual encounter with an 18 year old to be distasteful, but in the eyes of the law, he has done nothing wrong. Having said that, he deserves all the rights, priveleges and perks to which any former Congressman is rightfully entitled.  Go pick on someone else, and let the poor guy ride the Wu Wagon out of town quietly.


DMG

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Hot House Toddlers And Terrarium Tots on Bikes!

On the way to work the other day I was thrilled to see a bicyclist actually riding in the  bike lane going the correct way.


 
See, on Lake Road in Clackamas County they have painted arrows to tell bicyclists which way they should be traveling in a bike lane. I realize this doesn’t speak well of the assumed intellect of bicyclists there, but the signs are necessary.

To wit: there’s a male bicyclist who consistently rides in the opposite direction in the bike lanes on Lake Road. It’s jarring to see a vehicle–no matter if it’s the pedaling kind–coming straight at you when you’re driving in the opposite–and correct–way.
So when I saw that bicyclist I thought “Wow! this is a nice switch! A bicyclist actually FOLLOWING THE RULES!”

And then I noticed something else: on the front of his bike was one of those kid carriers. And instantly my mind drifted in gauzy reflection to that dreamy state Representative—Mitch Greenlick.

Ever since the socialist leaning, cane toting Rep Mitch Greenlick floated the idea of banning kid trailers on bikes (happily causing the bicycling community to go all Tea Party [you crazy extremists!] on him), the bike community has been groping for other, safer ways to carry their chillins.

Of course Jonathan Maus at the Bike Portland blog still encourage kids to take over the streets and tangle with four thousand pound cars in his Kidical Mass (cute name, huh?) yearly ride but that’s another story.

Anyway, I saw this enclosed missile looking seat mounted on the front of the bicycle. The little punkin could be seen through the plastic “window” in the front of the device. And then again in gauzy reflection, my mind went straight to:  magnifying glass and ants.

Now see it was closing in on 72+ degrees at that point with a high of slightly more than 80 degrees due that day and I wondered if that little baby might be cooking in that front loaded terrarium or, as my producer called him, “a hot house toddler.”

I’m really not a hater. I think anyone who would go to all the trouble of buying a special FRONT LOADED seat for their baby probably deserves some grace in the parenting department. It’s obvious they care. But I thought I’d let them know that Mitch Greenlick might not be so understanding.

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

Media Are Not The Only Ones Who Distort

You heard it on Viral Victoria, the 4 year-old in Chicago quoted saying his response to gun crime is “I’m going to have me a gun!” When he grows up. Left on the cutting room floor is the rest of his comment, “I’m going to be the police!”

Note in the video above, Ben Jealous, president of the NAACP saying how important it is to “tell the whole truth.” Maybe he could follow his own advice more.

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

Hot House Toddlers And Terrarium Tots on Bikes!

On the way to work the other day I was thrilled to see a bicyclist actually riding in the  bike lane going the correct way.


 
See, on Lake Road in Clackamas County they have painted arrows to tell bicyclists which way they should be traveling in a bike lane. I realize this doesn’t speak well of the assumed intellect of bicyclists there, but the signs are necessary.

To wit: there’s a male bicyclist who consistently rides in the opposite direction in the bike lanes on Lake Road. It’s jarring to see a vehicle–no matter if it’s the pedaling kind–coming straight at you when you’re driving in the opposite–and correct–way.
So when I saw that bicyclist I thought “Wow! this is a nice switch! A bicyclist actually FOLLOWING THE RULES!”

And then I noticed something else: on the front of his bike was one of those kid carriers. And instantly my mind drifted in gauzy reflection to that dreamy state Representative—Mitch Greenlick.

Ever since the socialist leaning, cane toting Rep Mitch Greenlick floated the idea of banning kid trailers on bikes (happily causing the bicycling community to go all Tea Party [you crazy extremists!] on him), the bike community has been groping for other, safer ways to carry their chillins.

Of course Jonathan Maus at the Bike Portland blog still encourage kids to take over the streets and tangle with four thousand pound cars in his Kidical Mass (cute name, huh?) yearly ride but that’s another story.

Anyway, I saw this enclosed missile looking seat mounted on the front of the bicycle. The little punkin could be seen through the plastic “window” in the front of the device. And then again in gauzy reflection, my mind went straight to:  magnifying glass and ants.

Now see it was closing in on 72+ degrees at that point with a high of slightly more than 80 degrees due that day and I wondered if that little baby might be cooking in that front loaded terrarium or, as my producer called him, “a hot house toddler.”

I’m really not a hater. I think anyone who would go to all the trouble of buying a special FRONT LOADED seat for their baby probably deserves some grace in the parenting department. It’s obvious they care. But I thought I’d let them know that Mitch Greenlick might not be so understanding.

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