Daily Archives: January 7, 2012

Whispering/Twittering Campaign Launched Against Rob Cornilles by Democrats

The DCCC must be really worried about Rob Cornilles in the Oregon 1st Congressional District race. He outclassed his Democrat opponent Suzanne Bonamici at the Portland City Club yesterday showing his facility on the issues.

He’s consistently done well in their limited number of debates and shown a willingness to debate anytime, anywhere while Bonamici hides. She refuses, for example, to come on my program. If she wins she’ll treat her conservative constituents the same way as her friend David Wu did for 14 years.

Now the DCCC has launched a twitter account to go along with its anti Cornilles website touting Cornilles as a Tea Party Republican.
I wish Rob would start a campaign calling Bonamici an Occupy Democrat.

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

Congressional Hypocrisy on Outsourcing Defense Contracts

Once again, American workers, mired in an ongoing ‘Great Recession’ and facing some of the highest unemployment in decades, are seeing work that should be filled in America by Americans being outsourced to a foreign country. Worse yet, the work is in the filling of a defense contract.

Hawker Beechcraft, an established aircraft manufacturer based in Wichita, Kansas appears to have been shut out of a defense contract in supplying the U.S. Air Force with a light attack aircraft slated for use as a trainer and a potential ground attack plane in Afghanistan for their forces.

Without fanfare and apparently very quietly, the contract was awarded to the Brazilian aircraft company, Embraer, in partnership with Sierra Nevada Corporation.

Since Hawker Beechcraft has been supplying an airplane to the U.S. Air Force for some time that fits the bill and has been the trainer of choice, the company has filed a lawsuit in federal court over the award.

To the best of my knowledge, both companies build very good aircraft. My intent in this post is not to promote one over the other, that is left to the courts and those who will evaluate the aircraft and the merits of Hawker Beechcraft’s allegations.

But reading the story on this, it all began sounding very familiar to me. It was like we had heard all of this before and not too long ago. And we have, back in 2008 when Washington State based Boeing Corporation lost their bid for supplying a new mid-air refueler tanker contract to EADs/Northrop Grumman Corporation.

Democrats especially were crawling all over each other to condemn the choice and the Bush administration in particular, especially Washington Senator Patty Murray. Mrs. Murray immediately took to the Senate floor where in speech after speech decrying the decision.

She said in part, “Our economy is hurting. We’re nearing a recession – if we aren’t already there. Families are struggling just to get by in part because their factory jobs have been moved overseas. This tanker contract wasn’t just one defense contract – it was a key piece of our national and economic security,” and “outsourcing a key piece of our American military capabilities to any foreign company is a national security risk.”

A quick search of Washington State newspaper archives reveals others eagerly jumping into the fray.

Then Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said the award “The Air Force’s decision to award the contract for a much-needed modernization of the nation’s aerial tanker fleet to Northrop Grumman and Airbus raises serious questions that Congress must examine thoroughly. The questions include ‘national security implications of using an aircraft supplied by a foreign firm,’ as well as whether the Air Force gave sufficient consideration to the contract’s effect on American jobs.”

Senator Hillary Clinton stated, “I am deeply concerned about the Bush administration’s decision to outsource the production of refueling tankers for the American military.”

A Joint statement from Rep. Norm Dicks, Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, and Reps. Rick Larsen, Jay Inslee, Adam Smith, Jim McDermott and Washington State Republican Dave Reichert said, “This is a blow to the American aerospace industry, American workers and America’s men and women in uniform. At a time when our economy is hurting, this is a blow not only to our state, but the more than 40 states across the country who would help build this national plane. We will be asking tough questions about the decision to outsource this contract.”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was quoted “At the very least, there should be congressional hearings,” over the initial contract award to EAD’s/Northrop Grumman.

Richard Michalski, vice president of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers said, “That general [that initially awarded the tanker deal to EADs-Northrop Grumman] should look at where his paycheck comes from. That general should quit his job, move to France and join the French Foreign Legion.”

Tom Wroblewski, president of Machinists Union District 751 was quoted, “Because of the Air Force decision, America has to rely on a foreign country to defend our nation. This is wrong. And we will not stand silent on this issue.”

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) chimed in, “It is clear that there were major irregularities in the contracting process, which resulted in a flawed decision. There are also serious strategic issues with outsourcing our national defense instead of fostering a strong domestic defense industry.”

Not to be left out, then Senator Barack Obama said, “I find it hard to believe that having an American company that has been a traditional source of aeronautic excellence would not have done this job.”

With all of the cries of corruption and subsidized leveled against EADs in 2008 used to condemn the award of the Air Force Tanker Contract, Embraer being the subject of an SEC Investigation appears to not be drawing even a whimper from those who expressed such outrage over the Air Force Tanker award.

Once again we see mostly Democrats practicing their hypocrisy, apparently dependent upon who occupies the Oval Office.

They lined up to condemn the Bush administration over the Air Force awarding of the tanker contract to a joint European/American company, yet they are strangely silent when it comes to the Air Force awarding a defense contract to a Brazilian/American company.

What real difference is there except their party occupies the White House currently?

If Barack Obama found “it hard to believe that having an American company that has been a traditional source of aeronautic excellence would not have done this job,” back in 2008 when he was a candidate, why doesn’t he find it hard to believe in 2012 when he occupies the Oval Office?

I find it difficult to believe it is anything more than the usual rank hypocrisy we continue to see in Washington D.C.

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

UPDATED: Lincoln High School: Cut the Cord With Qatar

UPDATE WITH VIDEO BELOW.
As you’ve read here before, Portland’s Lincoln High School has aligned itself with an organization whose spiritual leader is a Jew hating, Hitler admiring, anti American whack a doodle.

So why hasn’t Lincoln done anything about its relationship with the Qatar Foundation from which it  receives a grant to offer Arabic language lessons?

The  Foundation honors Dr. Yousef al-Qaradawi with a center in its Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies and have scholarships named after him.

Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi
Lincoln should disavow its relationship with the Qatar Foundation post haste and begin a search for an Arab group to offer language lessons whose spiritual leader doesn’t espouse, “Oh servant of Allah, Oh Muslim, this is a Jew behind me. Come and kill him!’ or “Allah had imposed upon Jews “people who would punish them for their corruption. The last punishment was carried out by Adolph Hitler.” 


We all have bad days and say things we wish we hadn’t. Such is not the case with Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi. He espouses his hateful views regularly in his Tele-Islamist rants on his popular Al Jazeera program.

“Oh Allah, take this oppressive, Jewish, Zionist band of people. Oh Allah, do not spare a single one of them. Oh Allah, count their numbers and kill them, down to the very last one.” He added that throughout history, Allah had imposed upon Jews “people who would punish them for their corruption. The last punishment was carried out by Adolph Hitler.”

This isn’t some one-off prayer either, this is right out of the charter of Hamas.

…[T]he Hamas has been looking forward to implement Allah’s promise whatever time it might take. The prophet, prayer and peace be upon him, said: The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! there is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him! This will not apply to the Gharqad, which is a Jewish tree (cited by Bukhari and Muslim).

This is the same man, notes Andrew Mc Carthy here, who inveighed against America and issued a spiritual directive–a fatwa–to kill all American troops:

Those killed fighting the American forces are martyrs given their good intentions since they consider these invading troops an enemy within their territories but without their will. . . . Although they are seen by some as being wrong, those defending against attempts to control Islamic countries have the intention of jihad and bear a spirit of the defense of their homeland.

These aren’t examples of old timey sentimentality by dead enders holed up in a cave. These are current directives. There’s been no reformation of Islam. Just ask some Danish cartoonists, Saudi women who want to drive, homosexuals in Muslim countries, girls who want to go to school or Theo van Gogh. Oh wait. You could ask some of the people in the World Trade Center or Fort Hood but they’re dead too.

As David Horowitz told me when we talked about this on my show some weeks ago,

“You may as well have the grant in the name of Adolph Hitler. The PLO is an Islamic Nazi movement. The Muslim Brotherhood seeks to finish the job that Hitler started. You can read about it on the front pages of your newspaper.”

Horowitz believes America needs more Arabic speakers, but not teachers from this group. 

Recently the Palestinian Rap Band, DAM appeared under the auspices of Portland State University’s Middle Eastern Studies program and the Qatar Foundation. The group came to Lincoln High School to lecture and perform. Extra credit was given to the high schoolers who went to the nighttime concert off campus and wrote a short paper about it. 



We read in the Jewish Review that after the group lectured and performed at Lincoln one of the students observed,

After the rappers’ comments, Davidson said that Singer heard a girl
in the audience say, “Oh, my God, I hate Israel! It so sucks.”
According to Davidson, when DAM members said, “We need to have
equality for all people in Israel” they suggested that this would be
accomplished when Israel was no longer a Jewish state. “Many students
focused on the equality part and applauded. They got the wrong part of
the message. They got the human rights part but didn’t understand the

implications—that DAM was saying there shouldn’t be a Jewish state.

Precisely, kid. 

At Occupy Portland’s “Sacred” Place Photo Credit: Bruce McCain

The meme popular from the salons of the liberatti to the mud of Occupy Portland is that the arabs are victims of the Jews and the only way out is if the Jews cede more and more –eventually all–of their homeland to the Arab Muslim groups. This is another way to be anti Semitic by sounding “fair.”

Occupy Portland Photo: Bruce McCain

Obviously, Lincoln High School administrators are buying it. But DAM represents the view of Hamas–the Muslim Brotherhood Palestinian branch.

In that world view there’s no room for Jews.

Yes, that’s a grenade

There should be no room for this genocidal hatred at Lincoln High School.

Cut the cord with Qatar, Lincoln.

Occupy Portland shows off its true anti-Semitic colors in this video from Laughing at Liberals. Check the signs:

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

Whispering/Twittering Campaign Launched Against Rob Cornilles by Democrats

The DCCC must be really worried about Rob Cornilles in the Oregon 1st Congressional District race. He outclassed his Democrat opponent Suzanne Bonamici at the Portland City Club yesterday showing his facility on the issues.

He’s consistently done well in their limited number of debates and shown a willingness to debate anytime, anywhere while Bonamici hides. She refuses, for example, to come on my program. If she wins she’ll treat her conservative constituents the same way as her friend David Wu did for 14 years.

Now the DCCC has launched a twitter account to go along with its anti Cornilles website touting Cornilles as a Tea Party Republican.
I wish Rob would start a campaign calling Bonamici an Occupy Democrat.

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

Congressional Hypocrisy on Outsourcing Defense Contracts

Once again, American workers, mired in an ongoing ‘Great Recession’ and facing some of the highest unemployment in decades, are seeing work that should be filled in America by Americans being outsourced to a foreign country. Worse yet, the work is in the filling of a defense contract.

Hawker Beechcraft, an established aircraft manufacturer based in Wichita, Kansas appears to have been shut out of a defense contract in supplying the U.S. Air Force with a light attack aircraft slated for use as a trainer and a potential ground attack plane in Afghanistan for their forces.

Without fanfare and apparently very quietly, the contract was awarded to the Brazilian aircraft company, Embraer, in partnership with Sierra Nevada Corporation.

Since Hawker Beechcraft has been supplying an airplane to the U.S. Air Force for some time that fits the bill and has been the trainer of choice, the company has filed a lawsuit in federal court over the award.

To the best of my knowledge, both companies build very good aircraft. My intent in this post is not to promote one over the other, that is left to the courts and those who will evaluate the aircraft and the merits of Hawker Beechcraft’s allegations.

But reading the story on this, it all began sounding very familiar to me. It was like we had heard all of this before and not too long ago. And we have, back in 2008 when Washington State based Boeing Corporation lost their bid for supplying a new mid-air refueler tanker contract to EADs/Northrop Grumman Corporation.

Democrats especially were crawling all over each other to condemn the choice and the Bush administration in particular, especially Washington Senator Patty Murray. Mrs. Murray immediately took to the Senate floor where in speech after speech decrying the decision.

She said in part, “Our economy is hurting. We’re nearing a recession – if we aren’t already there. Families are struggling just to get by in part because their factory jobs have been moved overseas. This tanker contract wasn’t just one defense contract – it was a key piece of our national and economic security,” and “outsourcing a key piece of our American military capabilities to any foreign company is a national security risk.”

A quick search of Washington State newspaper archives reveals others eagerly jumping into the fray.

Then Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said the award “The Air Force’s decision to award the contract for a much-needed modernization of the nation’s aerial tanker fleet to Northrop Grumman and Airbus raises serious questions that Congress must examine thoroughly. The questions include ‘national security implications of using an aircraft supplied by a foreign firm,’ as well as whether the Air Force gave sufficient consideration to the contract’s effect on American jobs.”

Senator Hillary Clinton stated, “I am deeply concerned about the Bush administration’s decision to outsource the production of refueling tankers for the American military.”

A Joint statement from Rep. Norm Dicks, Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, and Reps. Rick Larsen, Jay Inslee, Adam Smith, Jim McDermott and Washington State Republican Dave Reichert said, “This is a blow to the American aerospace industry, American workers and America’s men and women in uniform. At a time when our economy is hurting, this is a blow not only to our state, but the more than 40 states across the country who would help build this national plane. We will be asking tough questions about the decision to outsource this contract.”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was quoted “At the very least, there should be congressional hearings,” over the initial contract award to EAD’s/Northrop Grumman.

Richard Michalski, vice president of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers said, “That general [that initially awarded the tanker deal to EADs-Northrop Grumman] should look at where his paycheck comes from. That general should quit his job, move to France and join the French Foreign Legion.”

Tom Wroblewski, president of Machinists Union District 751 was quoted, “Because of the Air Force decision, America has to rely on a foreign country to defend our nation. This is wrong. And we will not stand silent on this issue.”

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) chimed in, “It is clear that there were major irregularities in the contracting process, which resulted in a flawed decision. There are also serious strategic issues with outsourcing our national defense instead of fostering a strong domestic defense industry.”

Not to be left out, then Senator Barack Obama said, “I find it hard to believe that having an American company that has been a traditional source of aeronautic excellence would not have done this job.”

With all of the cries of corruption and subsidized leveled against EADs in 2008 used to condemn the award of the Air Force Tanker Contract, Embraer being the subject of an SEC Investigation appears to not be drawing even a whimper from those who expressed such outrage over the Air Force Tanker award.

Once again we see mostly Democrats practicing their hypocrisy, apparently dependent upon who occupies the Oval Office.

They lined up to condemn the Bush administration over the Air Force awarding of the tanker contract to a joint European/American company, yet they are strangely silent when it comes to the Air Force awarding a defense contract to a Brazilian/American company.

What real difference is there except their party occupies the White House currently?

If Barack Obama found “it hard to believe that having an American company that has been a traditional source of aeronautic excellence would not have done this job,” back in 2008 when he was a candidate, why doesn’t he find it hard to believe in 2012 when he occupies the Oval Office?

I find it difficult to believe it is anything more than the usual rank hypocrisy we continue to see in Washington D.C.

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

UPDATED: Lincoln High School: Cut the Cord With Qatar

UPDATE WITH VIDEO BELOW.
As you’ve read here before, Portland’s Lincoln High School has aligned itself with an organization whose spiritual leader is a Jew hating, Hitler admiring, anti American whack a doodle.

So why hasn’t Lincoln done anything about its relationship with the Qatar Foundation from which it  receives a grant to offer Arabic language lessons?

The  Foundation honors Dr. Yousef al-Qaradawi with a center in its Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies and have scholarships named after him.

Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi
Lincoln should disavow its relationship with the Qatar Foundation post haste and begin a search for an Arab group to offer language lessons whose spiritual leader doesn’t espouse, “Oh servant of Allah, Oh Muslim, this is a Jew behind me. Come and kill him!’ or “Allah had imposed upon Jews “people who would punish them for their corruption. The last punishment was carried out by Adolph Hitler.” 


We all have bad days and say things we wish we hadn’t. Such is not the case with Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi. He espouses his hateful views regularly in his Tele-Islamist rants on his popular Al Jazeera program.

“Oh Allah, take this oppressive, Jewish, Zionist band of people. Oh Allah, do not spare a single one of them. Oh Allah, count their numbers and kill them, down to the very last one.” He added that throughout history, Allah had imposed upon Jews “people who would punish them for their corruption. The last punishment was carried out by Adolph Hitler.”

This isn’t some one-off prayer either, this is right out of the charter of Hamas.

…[T]he Hamas has been looking forward to implement Allah’s promise whatever time it might take. The prophet, prayer and peace be upon him, said: The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! there is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him! This will not apply to the Gharqad, which is a Jewish tree (cited by Bukhari and Muslim).

This is the same man, notes Andrew Mc Carthy here, who inveighed against America and issued a spiritual directive–a fatwa–to kill all American troops:

Those killed fighting the American forces are martyrs given their good intentions since they consider these invading troops an enemy within their territories but without their will. . . . Although they are seen by some as being wrong, those defending against attempts to control Islamic countries have the intention of jihad and bear a spirit of the defense of their homeland.

These aren’t examples of old timey sentimentality by dead enders holed up in a cave. These are current directives. There’s been no reformation of Islam. Just ask some Danish cartoonists, Saudi women who want to drive, homosexuals in Muslim countries, girls who want to go to school or Theo van Gogh. Oh wait. You could ask some of the people in the World Trade Center or Fort Hood but they’re dead too.

As David Horowitz told me when we talked about this on my show some weeks ago,

“You may as well have the grant in the name of Adolph Hitler. The PLO is an Islamic Nazi movement. The Muslim Brotherhood seeks to finish the job that Hitler started. You can read about it on the front pages of your newspaper.”

Horowitz believes America needs more Arabic speakers, but not teachers from this group. 

Recently the Palestinian Rap Band, DAM appeared under the auspices of Portland State University’s Middle Eastern Studies program and the Qatar Foundation. The group came to Lincoln High School to lecture and perform. Extra credit was given to the high schoolers who went to the nighttime concert off campus and wrote a short paper about it. 



We read in the Jewish Review that after the group lectured and performed at Lincoln one of the students observed,

After the rappers’ comments, Davidson said that Singer heard a girl
in the audience say, “Oh, my God, I hate Israel! It so sucks.”
According to Davidson, when DAM members said, “We need to have
equality for all people in Israel” they suggested that this would be
accomplished when Israel was no longer a Jewish state. “Many students
focused on the equality part and applauded. They got the wrong part of
the message. They got the human rights part but didn’t understand the

implications—that DAM was saying there shouldn’t be a Jewish state.

Precisely, kid. 

At Occupy Portland’s “Sacred” Place Photo Credit: Bruce McCain

The meme popular from the salons of the liberatti to the mud of Occupy Portland is that the arabs are victims of the Jews and the only way out is if the Jews cede more and more –eventually all–of their homeland to the Arab Muslim groups. This is another way to be anti Semitic by sounding “fair.”

Occupy Portland Photo: Bruce McCain

Obviously, Lincoln High School administrators are buying it. But DAM represents the view of Hamas–the Muslim Brotherhood Palestinian branch.

In that world view there’s no room for Jews.

Yes, that’s a grenade

There should be no room for this genocidal hatred at Lincoln High School.

Cut the cord with Qatar, Lincoln.

Occupy Portland shows off its true anti-Semitic colors in this video from Laughing at Liberals. Check the signs:

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