Daily Archives: August 2, 2012

Vancouver’s City Attorney Should Make an Example of the Outed Sign Stealer

This man who stole a political sign in Clark County has been identified by the group who caught him in the act. See my previous post about it here. David Hedrick of the Clark County group PCO Liberty Alliance who followed the man, says he know what the sign stealer ate for breakfast the day he stole the sign, they know where he works out and now they know his name. It’s John Ellis.

Calls yesterday to all the John Ellises in Clark County yielded only one likely culprit: the one who kept hanging up on my producer, Eric the Great.

The case has been referred to the Vancouver City Attorney by the Vancouver Police Department.

My guess is they won’t choose to bring charges but they should. It’s a crime. Embarrassment isn’t enough.

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

Multnomah County Democrats: Jon Stewart Has a Message for You

The other day I saw the Multnomah County Democrats tweet out that wild story about Mitt Romney not paying his taxes for ten years.

I said at the time, after laughing out loud:

The “story” which includes this phrase, “Now, obviously, this is a statement by one person so it’s veracity has to be established,” was the latest, laughably dishonest attempt to smear Romney about his taxes. He’s released his records as Governor and now Presidential candidate.
It links to another blogger over at HuffPo which includes the apparent meat of the story: speculation from Harry Reid.

Of course it smacks of desperation and makes Harry Reid look even more ridiculous than usual.

Jim Geraghty at National Review begs for SOMEone to fact check Reid (here). And even Jon Stewart thinks Reid–and those who push this ridiculous story–look like idiots. In fact Stewart says, “You Harry Reid, are terrible.”

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

The Democrats’ Secret Weapon

The Democrats have deployed an election year weapon that’s so insidious and so silent that even you may not have spotted it. This weapon has enveloped the frontal lobes of voters in a seemingly impermeable force field–impenetrable by dull reporting and poll wielding politicians. Even though it’s obvious you may not have spotted it. Because it is everywhere and nowhere. There’s no starting or ending point. It is just there.

The weapon is the assumption that under any President the economy would blow just as much.

It is, as President Bush might say, the inculcation of the electorate with the ‘soft bigotry of low expectations’ of the economy.

Democrats hope you think that under any President things economically wouldn’t be any better.

Now a new book explodes that assumption.

When the environment is especially uncertain, the wait lengthens, and the economy can suffer enormously. “This observation,” writes Kevin Hassett of the American Enterprise Institute in The 4% Solution, the new book published by the Bush Institute, “ignited a vast literature that has documented the negative effects of uncertainty.”

In light of this report, journalists may have to sharpen their pencils and minds. Politicians finally will have a sharp sword to wield. They may even have the heart to quote Senator Marco Rubio, who has boldly said for awhile now that under President Obama everything about the economy is worse. And he’s right. His policies have assured this.

What have ObamaCare and Dodd-Frank and all of their so far unwritten rules done? Created even more uncertainty in the economy and markets than there already is. And what has that done to the economy? From Forbes:

“Scott Baker, Nicholas Bloom, and Steven Davis recently constructed an “uncertainty index” for the years 1985 to 2011 and found that uncertainty was the highest on record last year, likely reducing Gross Domestic Product by an incredible 1.4 percentage points. Without the heightened uncertainty, the U.S. economy would have grown at more than 3%, with hundreds of thousands of additional jobs created.”

And how has Obama created the uncertainty? More from Forbes:

 Some uncertainty we can eliminate. In 2009, the federal government stripped holders of General Motors and Chrysler bonds of their legal rights in a reorganization that instead gave hefty benefits to the United Auto Workers. As a result of that experience, potential bond buyers are uncertain whether the government will seize or decimate their assets in the future – a sure way to depress capital investment.

The Republicans would have let the markets work more often than the Democrats.

Under Obama and the Democrats everything is worse. Now you have proof. It’s time for those who oppose these treacherous decisions to call them out.

And make it better.

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

Vancouver’s City Attorney Should Make an Example of the Outed Sign Stealer

This man who stole a political sign in Clark County has been identified by the group who caught him in the act. See my previous post about it here. David Hedrick of the Clark County group PCO Liberty Alliance who followed the man, says he know what the sign stealer ate for breakfast the day he stole the sign, they know where he works out and now they know his name. It’s John Ellis.

Calls yesterday to all the John Ellises in Clark County yielded only one likely culprit: the one who kept hanging up on my producer, Eric the Great.

The case has been referred to the Vancouver City Attorney by the Vancouver Police Department.

My guess is they won’t choose to bring charges but they should. It’s a crime. Embarrassment isn’t enough.

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

Multnomah County Democrats: Jon Stewart Has a Message for You

The other day I saw the Multnomah County Democrats tweet out that wild story about Mitt Romney not paying his taxes for ten years.

I said at the time, after laughing out loud:

The “story” which includes this phrase, “Now, obviously, this is a statement by one person so it’s veracity has to be established,” was the latest, laughably dishonest attempt to smear Romney about his taxes. He’s released his records as Governor and now Presidential candidate.
It links to another blogger over at HuffPo which includes the apparent meat of the story: speculation from Harry Reid.

Of course it smacks of desperation and makes Harry Reid look even more ridiculous than usual.

Jim Geraghty at National Review begs for SOMEone to fact check Reid (here). And even Jon Stewart thinks Reid–and those who push this ridiculous story–look like idiots. In fact Stewart says, “You Harry Reid, are terrible.”

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

The Democrats’ Secret Weapon

The Democrats have deployed an election year weapon that’s so insidious and so silent that even you may not have spotted it. This weapon has enveloped the frontal lobes of voters in a seemingly impermeable force field–impenetrable by dull reporting and poll wielding politicians. Even though it’s obvious you may not have spotted it. Because it is everywhere and nowhere. There’s no starting or ending point. It is just there.

The weapon is the assumption that under any President the economy would blow just as much.

It is, as President Bush might say, the inculcation of the electorate with the ‘soft bigotry of low expectations’ of the economy.

Democrats hope you think that under any President things economically wouldn’t be any better.

Now a new book explodes that assumption.

When the environment is especially uncertain, the wait lengthens, and the economy can suffer enormously. “This observation,” writes Kevin Hassett of the American Enterprise Institute in The 4% Solution, the new book published by the Bush Institute, “ignited a vast literature that has documented the negative effects of uncertainty.”

In light of this report, journalists may have to sharpen their pencils and minds. Politicians finally will have a sharp sword to wield. They may even have the heart to quote Senator Marco Rubio, who has boldly said for awhile now that under President Obama everything about the economy is worse. And he’s right. His policies have assured this.

What have ObamaCare and Dodd-Frank and all of their so far unwritten rules done? Created even more uncertainty in the economy and markets than there already is. And what has that done to the economy? From Forbes:

“Scott Baker, Nicholas Bloom, and Steven Davis recently constructed an “uncertainty index” for the years 1985 to 2011 and found that uncertainty was the highest on record last year, likely reducing Gross Domestic Product by an incredible 1.4 percentage points. Without the heightened uncertainty, the U.S. economy would have grown at more than 3%, with hundreds of thousands of additional jobs created.”

And how has Obama created the uncertainty? More from Forbes:

 Some uncertainty we can eliminate. In 2009, the federal government stripped holders of General Motors and Chrysler bonds of their legal rights in a reorganization that instead gave hefty benefits to the United Auto Workers. As a result of that experience, potential bond buyers are uncertain whether the government will seize or decimate their assets in the future – a sure way to depress capital investment.

The Republicans would have let the markets work more often than the Democrats.

Under Obama and the Democrats everything is worse. Now you have proof. It’s time for those who oppose these treacherous decisions to call them out.

And make it better.

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