Daily Archives: January 18, 2012

Jim Moeller: Medical Marijuana Patients May Drive Impaired

Lew told me about this bill from Jim Moeller and the Democrats. It gives a special carve out for “medical” marijuana smokers in case they get pulled over for impaired driving. If they test positive for dope they won’t necessarily get hauled in. They will face the music if they’re “impaired.” How can you tell?

HB2454

AN ACT Relating to protecting qualifying patients of medical
2 marijuana from prosecution for impaired driving when there is no actual
3 impairment; and amending RCW 69.51A.060.

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Where Your College Subsidies are Going: OSU Offers Occupy Wall Street Class on Occupy Wall Street

Why is college so expensive? Probably because they waste money on fuzzy classes that teach left wing talking points. Parents, taxpayers: Isn’t this a waste of money?

 OSU class on Occupy Wall Street explores the philosophy, history behind the movement

1-17-12

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new class offered this term at Oregon State University puts the Occupy Wall Street movement into a broader context of social movements, historical events and philosophical ideas.
Titled “Political Philosophy of Occupy Wall Street,” the class is the brainchild of OSU faculty members Joseph Orosco and Tony Vogt, who are co-teaching the credited course together.
Both have been involved with the local Occupy Corvallis movement, but Orosco said the course is less about activism and more about educating students about the political, cultural and social underpinnings of social movements like Occupy Wall Street.
“We are really less concerned about what is going on in the Occupy movement itself and more interested in exploring how this is related to American social movements such as the labor and Civil Rights movements, but also global movements,” Orosco said, pointing to the Arab Spring demonstrations of 2010, the workers’ factory cooperatives in Argentina in 2001, and the Zapatistas in Mexico in 1994.


“What social movements can and often do is change the way societies and cultures talk about themselves – they can change the dialogue,” Orosco said. “And we already see that happening with Occupy, because now Americans are talking about issues of class, about inequality and framing it as ‘We are the majority’.”
Orosco, an associate professor of philosophy and director of the OSU Peace Studies program, gave the example of the feminist movement in the United States, which will be discussed in the class. He said people often ask what the Occupy Wall Street movement wants to “accomplish,” but he said such sentiments miss the broader perspective.
“Social movements often don’t change anything politically, at least in the short term,” he said. “Look at the feminist movement – they were not successful in getting an Equal Rights Movement passed. But did that movement change the way we talk about gender and power dynamics? Absolutely there was a cultural shift.”
Vogt said he is excited as an academic to be teaching a class on a subject that is still evolving, and is happening now. Vogt teaches classes both in philosophy and sociology.
“It’s a pretty rare thing to study something as it is happening,” he said. “We’re really interested in the kinds of ideas and philosophies that animate this movement.”
There are about 20 students, both undergraduate and graduate, in the class and they come from a broad range of backgrounds. Sophomore Zack Lee said he is from a privileged background, having attended exclusive private schools in his native city of Bangkok. He said he chose to go to a public university because he wanted to interact with a greater diversity of people.
“I really want to understand more about people from other backgrounds and perspectives,” he said. “I feel like you can’t really know how other people live unless you have tried to put yourself in their place.”
While some of the students expressed solidarity with the Occupy protesters, others said they signed up for the class just to learn more and be better informed.
“Protest is a barometer for a certain point in society where people have really reached their limit,” said senior Natalie Rich. “Even though they may be on opposite ends, both the Tea Party movement and the Occupy movement are, I think, saying that something is not right.”

About the OSU College of Liberal Arts: The College of Liberal Arts includes the fine and performing arts, humanities and social sciences, making it one of the largest and most diverse colleges at OSU. The college’s research and instructional faculty members contribute to the education of all university students and provide national and international leadership, creativity and scholarship in their academic disciplines.
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Can You Register to Vote in Oregon Without Proper ID? Yes.

Oregon’s vote by mail system, is being outed–again– as a fraud magnet. In the video below a guy goes into the Washington County Office of Elections and videos a clerk who doesn’t bother to look once at his ID or supporting documents for him to register. This is not a surprise. 

In the past we’ve seen numbers of people registering and sent ballots at abandoned houses (Washington County), 80,000 illegal aliens handed voter registration info at DMV under the Clinton-Cloward-Piven “Motor-Voter Act,” dead people still on the voter rolls and on and on it goes. See previous posts here, here, here, here, here, here.

Oregon’s voting residency requirements are so watered down that–unless they changed this when I wasn’t looking–you can literally say you live in a van down by the river and it counts as an address, as long as you specify which bridge you’re under.

For Oregonians it always gets easier to vote–and defraud the system, never harder.

Oregon’s Secretaries of State from Phil Keisling to Bill Bradbury and now to Kate Brown have embraced the idea of the mail in ballot. Keisling got the ball rolling and sponsored the initiative passed by voters in 1998. We were told it would be easy and secure. Telephone and online voting for the handicapped followed. It was so “easy” to vote in Oregon that you could literally phone it in. And they helpfully sent someone from the state to help you do it.

The Help America Vote Act was passed in 2002 and signed into law by President Bush after the Florida debacle in 2000. It established, among other things, the minimum requirements for maintaining a voter data base:

HAVA requires states develop a single, uniform, official, centralized, interactive computerized statewide voter registration list defined, maintained, and administered at the State level. (Previously, voter registration lists were maintained by local officials.) HAVA requires the statewide list be coordinated with other agency databases within the state. HAVA also requires regular “maintenance” of the statewide list including removing ineligible voters and duplicate names are eliminated in accordance with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA).

Bill Bradbury refused to cull through the voter lists routinely to get rid of non residents, illegal aliens and dead people. We were told we “screeched” about it too much and we demanded Bradbury cull through the list and cross tab with local county databases but he refused to.

In one of our recent elections, Ruth Bendel, who’s made voter integrity her life’s mission, found –in just one example–24,000 more votes than voters in only three counties. Other County Clerks refused to give her their information and destroyed it.

We’ve seen how keeping voter rolls cleaner are key to getting rid of some voter fraud. Recently in New Hampshire, Citizen Journalist, James O’Keefe and his crew were offered ballots merely for asking if they had certain names of Democrats on their lists. The names were of dead people. They were handed ballots but didn’t take them. See the video here.

Now we have this gentleman. He went to the Washington County Elections Office to register to vote. The clerk never verified his ID and didn’t look at it, either.

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

Cornilles Finally Gets Party Money–Is It Too Late?

I’ll go into this after the election a bit more, but suffice it to say Rob Cornilles has been largely on his own in his race for ORCD1. Its been nothing short of embarrassing.
In a race in which the Democrats–from Pelosi (here) to pro aborts (here) have been shoveling about a million dollars into ads depicting Cornilles as a troglodyte, the NRCC is finally cutting him  a check for–wait for it–

$85,000.00.

The NRCC spokeswoman told The Hill (here):

“You have to look no further than how much the Democrats are spending to see that Rob has made this into a competitive race,” said an NRCC spokesman.

Cornilles’s campaign did not respond to a request for comment.

For months, Republicans in Oregon had quietly noted that unlike Bonamici, whose candidacy was bolstered by heavy involvement from national Democrats, the NRCC had left Cornilles largely to his own devices, keeping its role limited to the periodic distribution of press releases touting his candidacy.

No, Cornilles is not as conservative as I would like, but he’s a darn sight more conservative than Nancy Pelosi who has been running Oregon’s CD 1 for years through her useful idiots. She’s banking on Suzanne Bonamici to be her latest one.

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Sites Go Dark Over SOPA & PIPA

 From CNET here :

SOPA, of course, represents the latest effort from the Motion Picture Association of America, the Recording Industry Association of America, and their allies to counter what they view as rampant piracy on the Internet, especially offshore Web sites. It would allow the Justice Department to obtain an order to be served on search engines, Internet service providers, and other companies, forcing them to make a suspected piratical Web site effectively vanish. It’s opposed (PDF) by many Internet companies, users, and civil liberties groups. Among the other Web sites that, in one way or another, have joined the blackout: Metafilter, the Consumer Electronics Association, BoingBoing, OpenDNS, WordPress, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and what is almost certainly the Internet’s most popular dinosaur comic strip. Some physical protests are also planned tomorrow.  

Wonder what SOPA and PIPA mean to you? What the issues are? Here’s a helpful rundown.

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Nancy Pelosi’s PAC to Put $$$ Against Cornilles in ORCD1

Nancy Pelosi’s Super PAC to pour “hundreds of thousands of dollars” into anti Rob Cornilles ads in ORCD1 race. Nancy Pelosi considers this HER district, after all she’s been running it for years.
Why would you hire another cipher in SloBo? 
From the Cornilles camp:

CONTRIBUTE whatever possible to help us fight against the truckloads of money the Democrats are now hauling into the district?  In addition to the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee, which is spending over $1 million in negative ads against me, Nancy Pelosi’s “Super PAC,” the House Majority Fund, just placed hundreds of thousands of dollars in even more negative TV ads over the next two weeks.

The national press has picked up the attacks and begun to take a closer look at the race. Republican Cornilles has just closed the gap to four points down in the heavily Democrat district.
Jim Geraghty over the National Review campaign spot tweeted about his story, ‘GOP Upset Brewing in Oregon’ yesterday which can be found here. 

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Jim Moeller: Medical Marijuana Patients May Drive Impaired

Lew told me about this bill from Jim Moeller and the Democrats. It gives a special carve out for “medical” marijuana smokers in case they get pulled over for impaired driving. If they test positive for dope they won’t necessarily get hauled in. They will face the music if they’re “impaired.” How can you tell?

HB2454

AN ACT Relating to protecting qualifying patients of medical
2 marijuana from prosecution for impaired driving when there is no actual
3 impairment; and amending RCW 69.51A.060.

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

Where Your College Subsidies are Going: OSU Offers Occupy Wall Street Class on Occupy Wall Street

Why is college so expensive? Probably because they waste money on fuzzy classes that teach left wing talking points. Parents, taxpayers: Isn’t this a waste of money?

 OSU class on Occupy Wall Street explores the philosophy, history behind the movement

1-17-12

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new class offered this term at Oregon State University puts the Occupy Wall Street movement into a broader context of social movements, historical events and philosophical ideas.
Titled “Political Philosophy of Occupy Wall Street,” the class is the brainchild of OSU faculty members Joseph Orosco and Tony Vogt, who are co-teaching the credited course together.
Both have been involved with the local Occupy Corvallis movement, but Orosco said the course is less about activism and more about educating students about the political, cultural and social underpinnings of social movements like Occupy Wall Street.
“We are really less concerned about what is going on in the Occupy movement itself and more interested in exploring how this is related to American social movements such as the labor and Civil Rights movements, but also global movements,” Orosco said, pointing to the Arab Spring demonstrations of 2010, the workers’ factory cooperatives in Argentina in 2001, and the Zapatistas in Mexico in 1994.


“What social movements can and often do is change the way societies and cultures talk about themselves – they can change the dialogue,” Orosco said. “And we already see that happening with Occupy, because now Americans are talking about issues of class, about inequality and framing it as ‘We are the majority’.”
Orosco, an associate professor of philosophy and director of the OSU Peace Studies program, gave the example of the feminist movement in the United States, which will be discussed in the class. He said people often ask what the Occupy Wall Street movement wants to “accomplish,” but he said such sentiments miss the broader perspective.
“Social movements often don’t change anything politically, at least in the short term,” he said. “Look at the feminist movement – they were not successful in getting an Equal Rights Movement passed. But did that movement change the way we talk about gender and power dynamics? Absolutely there was a cultural shift.”
Vogt said he is excited as an academic to be teaching a class on a subject that is still evolving, and is happening now. Vogt teaches classes both in philosophy and sociology.
“It’s a pretty rare thing to study something as it is happening,” he said. “We’re really interested in the kinds of ideas and philosophies that animate this movement.”
There are about 20 students, both undergraduate and graduate, in the class and they come from a broad range of backgrounds. Sophomore Zack Lee said he is from a privileged background, having attended exclusive private schools in his native city of Bangkok. He said he chose to go to a public university because he wanted to interact with a greater diversity of people.
“I really want to understand more about people from other backgrounds and perspectives,” he said. “I feel like you can’t really know how other people live unless you have tried to put yourself in their place.”
While some of the students expressed solidarity with the Occupy protesters, others said they signed up for the class just to learn more and be better informed.
“Protest is a barometer for a certain point in society where people have really reached their limit,” said senior Natalie Rich. “Even though they may be on opposite ends, both the Tea Party movement and the Occupy movement are, I think, saying that something is not right.”

About the OSU College of Liberal Arts: The College of Liberal Arts includes the fine and performing arts, humanities and social sciences, making it one of the largest and most diverse colleges at OSU. The college’s research and instructional faculty members contribute to the education of all university students and provide national and international leadership, creativity and scholarship in their academic disciplines.
Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Can You Register to Vote in Oregon Without Proper ID? Yes.

Oregon’s vote by mail system, is being outed–again– as a fraud magnet. In the video below a guy goes into the Washington County Office of Elections and videos a clerk who doesn’t bother to look once at his ID or supporting documents for him to register. This is not a surprise. 

In the past we’ve seen numbers of people registering and sent ballots at abandoned houses (Washington County), 80,000 illegal aliens handed voter registration info at DMV under the Clinton-Cloward-Piven “Motor-Voter Act,” dead people still on the voter rolls and on and on it goes. See previous posts here, here, here, here, here, here.

Oregon’s voting residency requirements are so watered down that–unless they changed this when I wasn’t looking–you can literally say you live in a van down by the river and it counts as an address, as long as you specify which bridge you’re under.

For Oregonians it always gets easier to vote–and defraud the system, never harder.

Oregon’s Secretaries of State from Phil Keisling to Bill Bradbury and now to Kate Brown have embraced the idea of the mail in ballot. Keisling got the ball rolling and sponsored the initiative passed by voters in 1998. We were told it would be easy and secure. Telephone and online voting for the handicapped followed. It was so “easy” to vote in Oregon that you could literally phone it in. And they helpfully sent someone from the state to help you do it.

The Help America Vote Act was passed in 2002 and signed into law by President Bush after the Florida debacle in 2000. It established, among other things, the minimum requirements for maintaining a voter data base:

HAVA requires states develop a single, uniform, official, centralized, interactive computerized statewide voter registration list defined, maintained, and administered at the State level. (Previously, voter registration lists were maintained by local officials.) HAVA requires the statewide list be coordinated with other agency databases within the state. HAVA also requires regular “maintenance” of the statewide list including removing ineligible voters and duplicate names are eliminated in accordance with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA).

Bill Bradbury refused to cull through the voter lists routinely to get rid of non residents, illegal aliens and dead people. We were told we “screeched” about it too much and we demanded Bradbury cull through the list and cross tab with local county databases but he refused to.

In one of our recent elections, Ruth Bendel, who’s made voter integrity her life’s mission, found –in just one example–24,000 more votes than voters in only three counties. Other County Clerks refused to give her their information and destroyed it.

We’ve seen how keeping voter rolls cleaner are key to getting rid of some voter fraud. Recently in New Hampshire, Citizen Journalist, James O’Keefe and his crew were offered ballots merely for asking if they had certain names of Democrats on their lists. The names were of dead people. They were handed ballots but didn’t take them. See the video here.

Now we have this gentleman. He went to the Washington County Elections Office to register to vote. The clerk never verified his ID and didn’t look at it, either.

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

Cornilles Finally Gets Party Money–Is It Too Late?

I’ll go into this after the election a bit more, but suffice it to say Rob Cornilles has been largely on his own in his race for ORCD1. Its been nothing short of embarrassing.
In a race in which the Democrats–from Pelosi (here) to pro aborts (here) have been shoveling about a million dollars into ads depicting Cornilles as a troglodyte, the NRCC is finally cutting him  a check for–wait for it–

$85,000.00.

The NRCC spokeswoman told The Hill (here):

“You have to look no further than how much the Democrats are spending to see that Rob has made this into a competitive race,” said an NRCC spokesman.

Cornilles’s campaign did not respond to a request for comment.

For months, Republicans in Oregon had quietly noted that unlike Bonamici, whose candidacy was bolstered by heavy involvement from national Democrats, the NRCC had left Cornilles largely to his own devices, keeping its role limited to the periodic distribution of press releases touting his candidacy.

No, Cornilles is not as conservative as I would like, but he’s a darn sight more conservative than Nancy Pelosi who has been running Oregon’s CD 1 for years through her useful idiots. She’s banking on Suzanne Bonamici to be her latest one.

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