Monthly Archives: April 2012

TownCarGate

Let limos and town cars do whatever they want. They are no threat to my cab.

I would love full deregulation where I could own the medallion on the back of my cab and not be forced to legally operate only through one of the 6 companies.

Occupy Portland May Day Melee: Violence & Land Grab Promised

Portland Occupiers and their kindred in communist, unionist, anti war and  Portland State University faculty circles (but I repeat myself) promise violence and theft on May Day. They’re also doing it under a new name. This week they’re calling themselves the Portland Liberation Organizing Council or PLOC for short.


PLOC’s planned melee begins in the morning at the Portland Public school HQ where students will stage a strike. This is otherwise known as skipping school.

PLOC-ers are upset about budget cuts at schools– –and world peace. Perhaps they’ll ask the Superintendent about giving money away in the City’s latest urban renewal scheme (see post here) which will cost the school district $163 million dollars, but don’t count on it. That would ruin the ‘1%-ers are evil and greedy and that’s why school budgets are being cut back’ narrative.

I know what you’re thinking: Will the kids get community service credit for skipping school? We’ll be asking on the program today.

Meantime, back at the “adult” protest, there will be rallies, marches, guitar strumming, mayhem, property theft and drum banging (rinse, repeat) conducted throughout the day. The group claims to actually have a permit for one of their marches but an un-permitted march is planned where organizers have called for violence.

“Friendly to otherwise unfriendly tactics.” 

They not only say that on their organizing page but also on their Facebook page. Gee, I wonder what that means? Sounds like threatened violence to me.

PLOC-ers also plan to steal property. They call this “Land Liberation” and “Space Reclamation,” but those are just fancy words for taking someone else’s property. They’ll be doing this activity at Woodlawn Park at NE 13th and Dekum.

Scene of PLOC’s News Conference Last Week

At the same time the PLOCK-ers are inviting violence and other law breaking, they’ve also asked the Mayor to stand down and keep the cops out of their way.
Knowing this Mayor, he probably will do what they want.

Stay tuned to the Victoria Taft Show. We’ll be covering the May Day Melee from an, ah, interesting perspective. You wouldn’t want to miss it now, would ya? 

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

St. Paul Principles

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VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION 2PM AT SHEMANSKI PARK
MEDICS MEET AT HORSE STATUE IN S PARK BLOCKS 3:30-4PM
TABLES FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE GROUPS 2-9PM “IN THE PARK” WHICHEVER ONE THAT IS

The PLOC action will begin with an announcement and rally at Woodlawn Park, at 9 AM on May 1. After the rally, activists will march to the property, which will remain undisclosed until that tim
Portland Liberation Organizing Council (PLOC) 

utilizing the St. Paul approach…an all of the above approach upon which Paul of Tarsus’ name is attached to give these freeloaders an air of piety. I’d very much like to know where they were when someone attacked a church not to far away from their HQ at the Che room at St. Francis Church
The St. Paul Principles
1. Our solidarity will be based on respect for a diversity of tactics and the plans of other groups.
2. The actions and tactics used will be organized to maintain a separation of time or space.
3. Any debates or criticisms will stay internal to the movement, avoiding any public or media denunciations of fellow activists and events.
4. We oppose any state repression of dissent, including surveillance, infiltration, disruption and violence. We agree not to assist law enforcement actions against activists and others.

Volunteer
Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of tasks at the March and Rally. From being a greeter to a cleaner, a marshal to a member of the noise brigade, you are needed! Plug in on the day of action.

Volunteer orientation: May 1st, 2pm at Shemanski Park

Medic check-in: May 1st, 3:30-4pm at the horse statue in the South Park Blocks (some level of first aid training, street medic training, or medical skill needed)

Tabling
There will be tables available in the park from 2-9pm.
If your group or organization would like space at a table for materials, email info@healthpdx.org. Tabling is available for groups advocating human rights, worker’s rights, and social justice. No candidate campaigning and no selling of products are allowed. 

May Day Past: Paid Protesters

Occupy Portland uses this photo from the 2006 May Day march in Portland as a moment in time when brothers and sisters came together in solidarity! Glory Days! Woot!

Here’s the back story on this photo: many of those protesters were paid. See allllllll the purple shirts in the crowd? They’re SEIU members. Illegal aliens from all over the Pacific Northwest came to Portland to participate in this staged event. This was at the time that so called “comprehensive immigration reform” (read: amnesty) was under discussion.

Union members told me they were paid to participate in the event. And knowing SEIU’s MO, I have no trouble believing it.

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

Occupy Portland May Day Melee: Violence & Land Grab Promised

Portland Occupiers and their kindred in communist, unionist, anti war and  Portland State University faculty circles (but I repeat myself) promise violence and theft on May Day. They’re also doing it under a new name. This week they’re calling themselves the Portland Liberation Organizing Council or PLOC for short.


PLOC’s planned melee begins in the morning at the Portland Public school HQ where students will stage a strike. This is otherwise known as skipping school.

PLOC-ers are upset about budget cuts at schools– –and world peace. Perhaps they’ll ask the Superintendent about giving money away in the City’s latest urban renewal scheme (see post here) which will cost the school district $163 million dollars, but don’t count on it. That would ruin the ‘1%-ers are evil and greedy and that’s why school budgets are being cut back’ narrative.

I know what you’re thinking: Will the kids get community service credit for skipping school? We’ll be asking on the program today.

Meantime, back at the “adult” protest, there will be rallies, marches, guitar strumming, mayhem, property theft and drum banging (rinse, repeat) conducted throughout the day. The group claims to actually have a permit for one of their marches but an un-permitted march is planned where organizers have called for violence.

“Friendly to otherwise unfriendly tactics.” 

They not only say that on their organizing page but also on their Facebook page. Gee, I wonder what that means? Sounds like threatened violence to me.

PLOC-ers also plan to steal property. They call this “Land Liberation” and “Space Reclamation,” but those are just fancy words for taking someone else’s property. They’ll be doing this activity at Woodlawn Park at NE 13th and Dekum.

Scene of PLOC’s News Conference Last Week

At the same time the PLOCK-ers are inviting violence and other law breaking, they’ve also asked the Mayor to stand down and keep the cops out of their way.
Knowing this Mayor, he probably will do what they want.

Stay tuned to the Victoria Taft Show. We’ll be covering the May Day Melee from an, ah, interesting perspective. You wouldn’t want to miss it now, would ya? 

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

St. Paul Principles

A

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION 2PM AT SHEMANSKI PARK
MEDICS MEET AT HORSE STATUE IN S PARK BLOCKS 3:30-4PM
TABLES FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE GROUPS 2-9PM “IN THE PARK” WHICHEVER ONE THAT IS

The PLOC action will begin with an announcement and rally at Woodlawn Park, at 9 AM on May 1. After the rally, activists will march to the property, which will remain undisclosed until that tim
Portland Liberation Organizing Council (PLOC) 

utilizing the St. Paul approach…an all of the above approach upon which Paul of Tarsus’ name is attached to give these freeloaders an air of piety. I’d very much like to know where they were when someone attacked a church not to far away from their HQ at the Che room at St. Francis Church
The St. Paul Principles
1. Our solidarity will be based on respect for a diversity of tactics and the plans of other groups.
2. The actions and tactics used will be organized to maintain a separation of time or space.
3. Any debates or criticisms will stay internal to the movement, avoiding any public or media denunciations of fellow activists and events.
4. We oppose any state repression of dissent, including surveillance, infiltration, disruption and violence. We agree not to assist law enforcement actions against activists and others.

Volunteer
Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of tasks at the March and Rally. From being a greeter to a cleaner, a marshal to a member of the noise brigade, you are needed! Plug in on the day of action.

Volunteer orientation: May 1st, 2pm at Shemanski Park

Medic check-in: May 1st, 3:30-4pm at the horse statue in the South Park Blocks (some level of first aid training, street medic training, or medical skill needed)

Tabling
There will be tables available in the park from 2-9pm.
If your group or organization would like space at a table for materials, email info@healthpdx.org. Tabling is available for groups advocating human rights, worker’s rights, and social justice. No candidate campaigning and no selling of products are allowed. 

May Day Past: Paid Protesters

Occupy Portland uses this photo from the 2006 May Day march in Portland as a moment in time when brothers and sisters came together in solidarity! Glory Days! Woot!

Here’s the back story on this photo: many of those protesters were paid. See allllllll the purple shirts in the crowd? They’re SEIU members. Illegal aliens from all over the Pacific Northwest came to Portland to participate in this staged event. This was at the time that so called “comprehensive immigration reform” (read: amnesty) was under discussion.

Union members told me they were paid to participate in the event. And knowing SEIU’s MO, I have no trouble believing it.

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

"Our Man In Fallujah" Retires From Active Duty in the Marines. Semper Fidelis.

He joined up after the 1983 Marine barracks bombings in Beirut. He was a kid. He served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and was in the second Battle of Fallujah. He’s “Our Man in Fallujah” and he is retiring from his career as a badass marine. Please send a little message to the man who has been a part of the Victoria Taft Show for so many years. Remember those Sat Phone convos from Fallujah? The IED attack? He deserves retirement. And our thanks.

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