Daily Archives: March 22, 2012

crc john charles

time to end them euthanize them
California just did it
PSU plan light rail is the blight
total boondoggle says john charles
speak up, early, often  go to town hall, city council, anyone who will listen.
state legislature oregon sustainability project

crc oversight hearing of leg on friday. he testified spending $ for light rail that increase commutes 16 min bus to 36 one way by slow train.
expanse of property to be taken
it’s a dead man walking promect…no $4 for it.

seizing proeprty cutting trees

Occupy Lake Oswego. Wonder What These Occupiers Would Have Left Behind?

What do Occupy Portland folks plan for Occupy Oswego Lake? Kayaks, boating, Occu-pooping?
Today’s Occupation of the lake–considered private for decades and maintained by private citizens–has been called off because it’s a little chilly out there. But they claim they’ll,
“Hint: When it’s sunny, expect us,” the Facebook page says.


Here’s what the Portland Tribune has on the Occupy Portland LO Occupation.
Meantime, at Occupy Wall Street, the occu-poopers are still up to no good, this time pouring a bucket full of poop in front of an indoor ATM. That’ll show those 1%-ers.
Idiots.
See the video below.

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Bruce McCain: Bruce Starr May Lose His Case Against SOS Kate Brown

In short, Bruce Starr faces a gauntlet. He must clear Oregon’s Democrat Party Machine which goes something like this:
  •  Republican Sen. Bruce Starr sues Democrat SOS Kate Brown in Marion County. The initial hearing will be heard by a circuit court judge who almost surely was appointed to the bench by a Democratic governor. 
  • Starr loses there, so he may be able to appeal to the Oregon Court of Appeals,  comprised of ten judges who have been appointed by a Democratic governor, including five by Democrat Ted Kulongoski.  
  •  
  • Or the case may fast track to the Oregon Supreme Court, where seven judges, all but one of whom were initially appointed by a Democratic governor, will decide if Democratic BOLI boss and former Democratic state senator Brad Avakian will have to face Sen. Starr in May, with an expected large GOP primary turnout, or in November, where Obama will GOTV for Democrats. 
  •  Oh… did I mention that Kate Brown’s lawyers will come from the Democratic AG’s office?

The odds are long and the machine is huge. However
, I am hopeful the court(s) will judge this on its merits.  This should be easy to decide. Frankly, the only hope Brown has is judicial partisanship. Again that shows the cumulative effect of 25+ years of Democratic governors, who have literally hand-picked our state’s “independent” judicial branch with no legislative confirmation of any judge at any level. (read my previous post here).  But the body of law re: determining legislative intent is so well-established that for the Supreme Court to agree with Brown, it would literally create a new precedent – something this case doesn’t seem to justify.

Here is the actual language from § 22A of HB 2095, passed in 2009 (Bruce Starr was one of three senators voting No).

 “Notwithstanding section 22 of this 2009 Act and ORS 651.030, the term of office of the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries elected at the general election held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November 2012 shall be two years.” 

Nothing in that sentence abolished the statutory primary process for statewide, nonpartisan offices. The legislative intent is clearly to reset the term to two years for the commissioner elected in 2012. Kate Brown apparently claims that this requires the election to be held in November, with no primary. Under her interpretation, had more than two candidates filed, they would all be on the November ballot, something never before seen in Oregon elections history.
Bruce McCain is a former Multnomah County Sheriff’s Captain and is an attorney in private practice. 
Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Latest Portland Bike Propaganda Film. Hint: LOVE the Terrorist Imagery!

New Terrorist Image

This mini documentary on Portland’s bike culture was tweeted out by one of our Portland mayoral candidates a couple of days ago. Make sure you catch the terrorist imagery and the kid who says he rides bikes to save the polar bears–even though polar bears are growing in population. I wonder what they’re teaching those kids when the finally get to school from the bike train? Are they still feeding those kids Inconvenient Truth lies? And speaking of the bike train, do their elders teach the kids to block the entire road like that? Probably.

Just like the old image

He Bikes to “Save Polar Bears”

Nice bike propaganda!

How Bikes Make Cities Cool – Portland from Kona Bikes on Vimeo.

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

crc john charles

time to end them euthanize them
California just did it
PSU plan light rail is the blight
total boondoggle says john charles
speak up, early, often  go to town hall, city council, anyone who will listen.
state legislature oregon sustainability project

crc oversight hearing of leg on friday. he testified spending $ for light rail that increase commutes 16 min bus to 36 one way by slow train.
expanse of property to be taken
it’s a dead man walking promect…no $4 for it.

seizing proeprty cutting trees

Occupy Lake Oswego. Wonder What These Occupiers Would Have Left Behind?

What do Occupy Portland folks plan for Occupy Oswego Lake? Kayaks, boating, Occu-pooping?
Today’s Occupation of the lake–considered private for decades and maintained by private citizens–has been called off because it’s a little chilly out there. But they claim they’ll,
“Hint: When it’s sunny, expect us,” the Facebook page says.


Here’s what the Portland Tribune has on the Occupy Portland LO Occupation.
Meantime, at Occupy Wall Street, the occu-poopers are still up to no good, this time pouring a bucket full of poop in front of an indoor ATM. That’ll show those 1%-ers.
Idiots.
See the video below.

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

Bruce McCain: Bruce Starr May Lose His Case Against SOS Kate Brown

In short, Bruce Starr faces a gauntlet. He must clear Oregon’s Democrat Party Machine which goes something like this:
  •  Republican Sen. Bruce Starr sues Democrat SOS Kate Brown in Marion County. The initial hearing will be heard by a circuit court judge who almost surely was appointed to the bench by a Democratic governor. 
  • Starr loses there, so he may be able to appeal to the Oregon Court of Appeals,  comprised of ten judges who have been appointed by a Democratic governor, including five by Democrat Ted Kulongoski.  
  •  
  • Or the case may fast track to the Oregon Supreme Court, where seven judges, all but one of whom were initially appointed by a Democratic governor, will decide if Democratic BOLI boss and former Democratic state senator Brad Avakian will have to face Sen. Starr in May, with an expected large GOP primary turnout, or in November, where Obama will GOTV for Democrats. 
  •  Oh… did I mention that Kate Brown’s lawyers will come from the Democratic AG’s office?

The odds are long and the machine is huge. However
, I am hopeful the court(s) will judge this on its merits.  This should be easy to decide. Frankly, the only hope Brown has is judicial partisanship. Again that shows the cumulative effect of 25+ years of Democratic governors, who have literally hand-picked our state’s “independent” judicial branch with no legislative confirmation of any judge at any level. (read my previous post here).  But the body of law re: determining legislative intent is so well-established that for the Supreme Court to agree with Brown, it would literally create a new precedent – something this case doesn’t seem to justify.

Here is the actual language from § 22A of HB 2095, passed in 2009 (Bruce Starr was one of three senators voting No).

 “Notwithstanding section 22 of this 2009 Act and ORS 651.030, the term of office of the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries elected at the general election held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November 2012 shall be two years.” 

Nothing in that sentence abolished the statutory primary process for statewide, nonpartisan offices. The legislative intent is clearly to reset the term to two years for the commissioner elected in 2012. Kate Brown apparently claims that this requires the election to be held in November, with no primary. Under her interpretation, had more than two candidates filed, they would all be on the November ballot, something never before seen in Oregon elections history.
Bruce McCain is a former Multnomah County Sheriff’s Captain and is an attorney in private practice. 
Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com