Daily Archives: October 10, 2011

Portland’s Mayor Marches With Occupiers

When the Tea Party invited him to our event in April 2009 he ignored it.
Here’s what Zero dutifully reported on Sunday:
At one point, organizers said Mayor Sam Adams would participate, but Adams said via Twitter that he will not attend.

MayorSamAdams Mayor Sam Adams

Quick vid from last Thurs: bit.ly/qBsVdj RT @pearcead Sad he’s not today, great he confirmed he marched Thurs… #occupyportland #ows

And then Sam marched with them.

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

Unions & MoveOn.Commies MoveIn on Occupy

SEIU has taken over the Occupy Salem crowd (here).

MoveOn has MoveIn to take over Occupy:

Make Wall Street pay in Portland on Sunday

Monday, October 10, 2011 7:49 AM

You're Invited:
Make Wall Street Pay:
Jobs Not Cuts Sunday in Portland

Host: Craig L., MoveOn member

Where: Sellwood Bridge (in Portland)

When:MMMMMMMMMMMMMM

Can you come?
Click below for more details and to RSVP:

What: The media is finally starting to pay attention to the tens of thousands of people demanding Wall Street pay to create jobs, not cuts. This is our chance to push for policies that work for the 99% of us who can’t afford lobbyists. Whether protesting banks not paying their fair share, rallying for jobs, or standing in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, we’ll amplify our message for politicians: jobs now–make Wall Street pay! 

And don’t worry, this email was sent through the MoveOn system, so your personal contact info is kept private.



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

Occupiers Block Street for Camp Ground

On Friday afternoon I was livid to see that not only were the “occupiers” illegally camped but had also block SW Main Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues. Ironically, all of their illegal activities–from marching without a permit in the middle of Portland streets Thursday and Sunday, to camping, to blocking this street were all done under the watchful eye of the highest concentration of law enforcement in Portland: the county and federal courthouses.

I complained via twitter to Sam Adams

Victoria Taft
VictoriaTaft Victoria Taft

Is SW Main between 3rd and 4th opened up to tax paying citizens, yet? #5vtshow @MayorSamAdams @PPBPIO @PortlandPolice #OccupyPortland
And his answer? 
Mayor Sam Adams
MayorSamAdams Mayor Sam Adams

You can complain to me. RT @VictoriaTaft Y R U allowing the rabble…Where do I complain? #5vtshow @OregonTeaParty @OccupyPdx @OccupyOregon

And what did he do? Nothing. 
I called the police who told me roughly, ‘We didn’t think it was that big a deal since they’d closed it right away and it had been like that.’

This videographer took pictures of the blocked street.

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

Some Differences Between Tea Party and Occupy

Tea Party 4-15-09 w/Permit

by Victoria Taft
Here are some differences between Occupy and Tea Party in Portland:

The Tea Party believes in the rule of law.

Occupy breaks the law to make their point.

The Tea Party believes the individual is the heart of the constitutional republic.
Occupy believes government is the heart of democracy.

The Tea Party wants to save the country.

Occupy participants say they want to save themselves.


The Tea Party threatens to win the next election. 
Occupy threatens the city with lawlessness to get what they want. 
 
Occupy blocking street

The Tea Party blames government for using tax dollars to bail out wall street.

Occupy blames the banks for taking the money and thinks all the bank’s money is theirs.
 
The Tea Party believes it’s fair that a limited government frees the individual to fulfill ambitions, become productive and enjoy the fruits of their labor.
Occupy believes in a government that forcefully takes the fruits of someone’s labor and gives it to someone else in the name of fairness. 
 
The Tea Party believes people should be able to give to the charity of their choice. 
Occupy believes government is a charity. 

 

The Tea Party believes most people in the top 1% of US taxpayers worked hard to get there.

Occupy believes a person in the top 1% of US taxpayers must have stolen something from them to get there. 

The Tea Party understands people work their way up to becoming wealthy but may not stay there.
Occupy believes that once a rich person always a rich person.
 
The Tea Party believes that 1% paying nearly 40% of all income taxes is enough.
Occupy believes they don’t pay enough.
 
The Tea Party believes that with limited government there’s room for people of any class to prosper and grow more productive.
Occupy believes there’s a finite number of dollars , someone has their money and they’re stuck being in the 99%.


Mayor Sam Adams was invited but instead derided and ignored  the first Tea Party. 
Mayor Sam Adams warmly greeted the Occupiers and marched with them. 
 
Congressman John Lewis walked through a Tea Party on Capitol Hill and falsely claimed Tea Party called him racist names.
Congressman John Lewis attended Occupy Atlanta and wasn’t allowed to speak. 
The Tea Party didn’t interfere with Occupy’s right to protest.
Groups that are now with Occupy counter-protested, disrupted, yelled racist and homophobic epithets and threatened lawsuits against the Tea Party.
 
The Tea Party was told we couldn’t have a megaphone at Pioneer Courthouse Square without a permit and were told to leave, which we did.
Occupy was told the same but refused to buy permits for the Square, the march and for camping.
The Tea Party organizers signed their names on permits and paid for liability insurance.
Occupy refused to name leaders or get permits for fear of responsibility and liability.
 
The Tea Party was loathed but not feared by official Portland.
Occupy threatened lawlessness and was feared by the citizens and Portland police.
 
The Tea Party was said to be carrying guns; a constitutional right.
Occupy reported a rape of one of their campers.
The Tea Party has been called racist for not having enough black and brown people represented but black and brown members are consistently called sell outs, Uncle Toms or worse.
Occupy has few black or brown people and no one questions it. 
 
The Tea Party believes people are responsible to pay back their college loans.
Occupy believes it’s unfair people should have to pay back their loans.
The Tea Party believes government intervention has distorted and increased the costs of college.
Occupy believes greedy tax payers haven’t paid enough to give them free education.
 
Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Portland’s Mayor Marches With Occupiers

When the Tea Party invited him to our event in April 2009 he ignored it.
Here’s what Zero dutifully reported on Sunday:
At one point, organizers said Mayor Sam Adams would participate, but Adams said via Twitter that he will not attend.

MayorSamAdams Mayor Sam Adams

Quick vid from last Thurs: bit.ly/qBsVdj RT @pearcead Sad he’s not today, great he confirmed he marched Thurs… #occupyportland #ows

And then Sam marched with them.

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

Unions & MoveOn.Commies MoveIn on Occupy

SEIU has taken over the Occupy Salem crowd (here).

MoveOn has MoveIn to take over Occupy:

Make Wall Street pay in Portland on Sunday

Monday, October 10, 2011 7:49 AM

You're Invited:
Make Wall Street Pay:
Jobs Not Cuts Sunday in Portland

Host: Craig L., MoveOn member

Where: Sellwood Bridge (in Portland)

When:MMMMMMMMMMMMMM

Can you come?
Click below for more details and to RSVP:

What: The media is finally starting to pay attention to the tens of thousands of people demanding Wall Street pay to create jobs, not cuts. This is our chance to push for policies that work for the 99% of us who can’t afford lobbyists. Whether protesting banks not paying their fair share, rallying for jobs, or standing in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, we’ll amplify our message for politicians: jobs now–make Wall Street pay! 

And don’t worry, this email was sent through the MoveOn system, so your personal contact info is kept private.



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

Occupiers Block Street for Camp Ground

On Friday afternoon I was livid to see that not only were the “occupiers” illegally camped but had also block SW Main Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues. Ironically, all of their illegal activities–from marching without a permit in the middle of Portland streets Thursday and Sunday, to camping, to blocking this street were all done under the watchful eye of the highest concentration of law enforcement in Portland: the county and federal courthouses.

I complained via twitter to Sam Adams

Victoria Taft
VictoriaTaft Victoria Taft

Is SW Main between 3rd and 4th opened up to tax paying citizens, yet? #5vtshow @MayorSamAdams @PPBPIO @PortlandPolice #OccupyPortland
And his answer? 
Mayor Sam Adams
MayorSamAdams Mayor Sam Adams

You can complain to me. RT @VictoriaTaft Y R U allowing the rabble…Where do I complain? #5vtshow @OregonTeaParty @OccupyPdx @OccupyOregon

And what did he do? Nothing. 
I called the police who told me roughly, ‘We didn’t think it was that big a deal since they’d closed it right away and it had been like that.’

This videographer took pictures of the blocked street.

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

An Occupation We Can Support

We’ve seen Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Portland, Occupy this and Occupy that, with the usual crowd of malcontents lolly gagging around making a nuisance of themselves as they continue to expect free hand outs.

Now comes a fast growing call for Occupation on facebook;

Occupy Your Job

Be proud members of the 53% (the 53% that pay income taxes versus the 47% who do not)

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

Some Differences Between Tea Party and Occupy

Tea Party 4-15-09 w/Permit

by Victoria Taft
Here are some differences between Occupy and Tea Party in Portland:


The Tea Party believes in the rule of law.
Occupy breaks the law to make their point.

The Tea Party believes the individual is the heart of the constitutional republic.
Occupy believes government is the heart of democracy.

The Tea Party wants to save the country.

Occupy participants say they want to save themselves.


The Tea Party threatens to win the next election. 
Occupy threatens the city with lawlessness to get what they want. 

Occupy blocking street

The Tea Party blames government for using tax dollars to bail out wall street.

Occupy blames the banks for taking the money and thinks all the bank’s money is theirs.

The Tea Party believes it’s fair that a limited government frees the individual to fulfill ambitions, become productive and enjoy the fruits of their labor.
Occupy believes in a government that forcefully takes the fruits of someone’s labor and gives it to someone else in the name of fairness. 

The Tea Party believes people should be able to give to the charity of their choice. 
Occupy believes government is a charity. 

The Tea Party believes most people in the top 1% of US taxpayers worked hard to get there.
Occupy believes a person in the top 1% of US taxpayers must have stolen something from them to get there. 

The Tea Party understands people work their way up to becoming wealthy but may not stay there.
Occupy believes that once a rich person always a rich person.

The Tea Party believes that 1% paying nearly 40% of all income taxes is enough.
Occupy believes they don’t pay enough.

The Tea Party believes that with limited government there’s room for people of any class to prosper and grow more productive.
Occupy believes there’s a finite number of dollars , someone has their money and they’re stuck being in the 99%.


Mayor Sam Adams was invited but instead derided and ignored  the first Tea Party. 
Mayor Sam Adams warmly greeted the Occupiers and marched with them. 

Congressman John Lewis walked through a Tea Party on Capitol Hill and falsely claimed Tea Party called him racist names.
Congressman John Lewis attended Occupy Atlanta and wasn’t allowed to speak. 
The Tea Party didn’t interfere with Occupy’s right to protest.
Groups that are now with Occupy counter-protested, disrupted, yelled racist and homophobic epithets and threatened lawsuits against the Tea Party.

The Tea Party was told we couldn’t have a megaphone at Pioneer Courthouse Square without a permit and were told to leave, which we did.
Occupy was told the same but refused to buy permits for the Square, the march and for camping.
The Tea Party organizers signed their names on permits and paid for liability insurance.
Occupy refused to name leaders or get permits for fear of responsibility and liability.

The Tea Party was loathed but not feared by official Portland.
Occupy threatened lawlessness and was feared by the citizens and Portland police.

The Tea Party was said to be carrying guns; a constitutional right.
Occupy reported a rape of one of their campers.
The Tea Party has been called racist for not having enough black and brown people represented but black and brown members are consistently called sell outs, Uncle Toms or worse.
Occupy has few black or brown people and no one questions it. 

The Tea Party believes people are responsible to pay back their college loans.
Occupy believes it’s unfair people should have to pay back their loans.
The Tea Party believes government intervention has distorted and increased the costs of college.
Occupy believes greedy tax payers haven’t paid enough to give them free education.

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