Daily Archives: August 7, 2012

Obama Gave Occupy Portland Special Treatment

BREAKING TONIGHT WITH FULL COVERAGE TOMORROW ON THE VICTORIA TAFT SHOW WITH JUDICIAL WATCH AND BREITBART’S LEE STRANAHAN.
The Obama White House ordered federal officials to to stand down– go easy on–Occupy Portland protesters when they took over Terry Shrunk Plaza in November 2011.

The Occupy Portlanders had taken over two City of Portland parks, Lownsdale and Chapman Squares, but next door, directly in front of Portland’s City Hall, is federal property, Terry Shrunk Plaza, which was used and temporarily taken over by Occupiers.


Now, we learn why Portland cops and federal officials didn’t take action against the Occupiers who had pretended to “chain” themselves to heavy, cement laden barrels.
According to documents obtained by Judicial Watch through Freedom of Information Act Requests, the Federal Protective Service was ordered to stand down by the Obama Administration’s GSA. According to an account by the Washington Examiner:

Former GSA Public Buildings Service Commissioner Robert Peck told a senior Department of Homeland Security official that the federal housekeeping agency had been instructed by the Obama White House to go easy on the Occupy protestors.
In a Nov. 6, 2011, DHS/National Protection and Programs Directorate Chief of Staff Caitlin Durkovich asked GSA’s Peck if it was true that his agency had asked Federal Protective Service officials not to take action against the Occupy Portland protestors.
“Yes, that is our position,” Peck responded. “It’s been vetted with our Administrator and Michael Robertson, our chief of staff, and we have communicated with the WH [White House], which has afforded us the discretion to fashion our approach to Occupy issues.

Judicial Watch has been culling through documents obtained by FOIA requests and uncovered these emails discussing the Occupy Portlanders at Terry Shrunk Plaza:

The records, obtained pursuant to a November 11, 2011, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, include internal DHS correspondence. One November 6, 2011, e-mail exchange between DHS/National Protection and Programs Directorate Chief of Staff Caitlin Durkovich and GSA Public Buildings Service Commissioner Robert Peck (who has since been fired) specifically related to Occupy Portland protests taking place on federal property in Portland:

I am sorry to be emailing you on a Sunday night, but wanted to let you know our Press Shop has received a couple of calls from Portland media outlets about a group of 11 protesters who again set up camp at Terry Shrunk Plaza in Portland last night. They have chained themselves to a large drum filled with concrete. GSA controls the permits and has asked FPS [Federal Protective Services] not to enforce the curfew at park and the prohibition on overnight encampments. Reporters have asked if we will be arresting the protestors as FPS did last week.
Our FPS Commander in Portland says they are standing down and following GSA’s request to only intervene if there is a threat to public safety.

 Peck responds:

Caitlin: yes, that is our position; it’s been vetted with our Administrator and Michael Robertson, our chief of staff, and we have communicated with the WH [White House], which has afforded us the discretion to fashion our approach to Occupy issues…The arrests last week were carried out despite our request that the protesters be allowed to remain and to camp overnight…

it’s not clear if the Feds tried to pressure Portland into letting the Occupy Portland overstay their welcome at the other two parks. The downtown area was “occupied” by tents, lean-to’s, outhouses and urine filled jars for weeks. The Parks weren’t habitable for citizens to use for 224 days.

At the time Portland cops told the media the feds were going to go easy on Occupiers at the federal Shrunk Plaza, but it wasn’t widely know the order came from the White House. Here’s an excerpt from the Zero at the time:

Sgt. Pete Simpson, Portland police spokesman, said the Federal Protective Service will decide whether or not to arrest the protesters. A news release from Portland police states that the Federal Protective Service is “choosing to not take enforcement action” against them at this time.

Although the protesters have not been violent toward other people, police said they have been violating park rules. Last week, 10 campers were arrested after refusing to leave Terry Schrunk Plaza, where they’re allowed to stay only until 10 p.m.

The concrete barrel incident occurred just days before police swept the Occupiers out of the two Portland public parks. 

I’ll have more tomorrow.

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JIM BERNARD RECALL

August 2nd Clackamas County Commissioners board meeting video. 

mms://media1.co.clackamas.or.us/ClackVideo/CableLibrary/BCC-08-02-12.wmv

At 35:55 Jim (Redford) Sanders let’s the commissioners have it again.   

Commissioner Bernard, at 1:29:45 in the video of the Board of County Commissioners 

“Frankly it’s none of your damn business”

Lake Oswego Biz Owner Gets Slapped for Anti Obama Sign

Kevin “The Geek’s” New Sign
Ever since President Obama said to small business America that they “didn’t do that” and “you didn’t build that,” Kevin “The Geek” Kerwin  has been on the warpath at his Lake Oswego, Oregon computer fix it shop.
Kerwin came to Oregon to get a fresh start after being wiped out by Hurricane Katrina . He started his business with the money he had in his pocket.


Kevin “The Geek’s” Original Sign
Those Presidential words berating his hard work and sacrifice were the final straw. He put a sign in his window: 

Kevin “The Geek” got an interesting customer yesterday at his Lake Oswego based business. A Dunthorpe doyenne entered his store, began berating the businessman for his anti Obama sign, and when he insisted he wouldn’t take it down, slapped him. He threatened to call the cops but she left and then shuffled across the street and lost herself in the stores and parking lot.

(Hear his story in the 11am and 12pm hours of today’s “The Victoria Taft Show” here.) 
Kevin “The Geek” Kerwin at his State St Shop

He didn’t get a picture or see her vehicle and doesn’t know her name so did not report her to police.

Here’s what he sent me right after it happened,

Sent: Monday, August 6, 2012 2:54 PM
Subject: i was hit by a woman democrat today

Leftist “Tolerance”
 A woman from Dunthorpe came in my shop today and got upset and hit me. things are getting a little tense around here.

Kevin J
Still trying to save the United States from idiots
Kevin “The Geek’s” Newest Sign Thanking Clint Eastwood
Have you ever noticed that the “tolerant” left has no tolerance for conservatives? Yes, so have we. At the Multnomah County GOP headquarters a few years ago, a rock shattered the plate glass window, there’s a sign stealer in Clark County (see him caught in the act here and here), there were cars keyed with Bush bumper stickers in Portland in 2004 and even my McPalin bumper sticker was stolen from my car in 2008. In all the years I’ve been on the air I’ve never heard a story about a Republican sign stealer or defacer. 
Tolerance only works one way.

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

Multnomah County Justice: Chick Bank Robbers Sentenced to COMMUNITY SERVICE & PROBATION for TWO Heists

I’m sure that since they’ve been under arrest and under the threat of prison, these two Portland area 20 somethings have been as good as gold. But it was that ‘goodness’ and the fact that these two were “promising college students” that got them a get out of jail free card for TWO credit union heists.

Brittney Anne Sykes Caudle, 24, and Emma Caday Westhusing, 21, who held up two credit union branches in 2010, also were ordered by a U.S. District Court judge to complete 200 hours of community service each and remain in mental health therapy. Together, they must repay the Rivermark Community Credit Union $2,750.

Community service and mental health counseling for terrorizing credit union workers and robbing the places? Yep.  See the story here.  Here’s the nut:

Prosecutors sought short prison terms for both, saying the robberies terrorized the credit union employees and that simple probation would send the wrong lesson to the community at large. Two credit union branch managers told the court that tellers confronted by the robbers remained agitated at work long after the robberies and lost sleep.

However, Judge Garr M. King said he was impressed that both Sykes Caudle and Westhusing have expressed remorse and have shown significant steps at rehabilitation. Both have jobs and are taking college classes again. Both have been receiving help for serious mental and emotional problems they suffered from earlier traumas in their lives.

Do you think this is fair punishment? If these were men would they have been given the same light sentences? I wonder if the apparent LGBT aspect of this entered into this.  

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

Governor Chris Christie Comes to Vancouver for Rob McKenna

Christie to Stump for McKenna

I received this in my in box today. Sounds a little rich for my blood but a terrific event none the less. Love Chris Christie!

Attorney General Rob McKenna
Republican Candidate for Governor of Washington State invites you to

an important event with very special guest

GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE
Republican Governor of the State of New Jersey

Friday, August 10, 2012
The Heathman Lodge
7801 NE Greenwood Drive
Vancouver

8:00 AM Private Roundtable Discussion ($5,000 per person, includes Photo-op and Reception)
8:30 AM VIP Photo Opportunity ($1,800 per person, includes Reception)
9:00 AM General Election Reception ($250.00 per person)

RSVP by Tuesday, August 7 to Jessica McDowell at (425) 202-5150 or jessica@mcKenna-WSRPVictory.com

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

JIM BERNARD RECALL

August 2nd Clackamas County Commissioners board meeting video. 

mms://media1.co.clackamas.or.us/ClackVideo/CableLibrary/BCC-08-02-12.wmv

At 35:55 Jim (Redford) Sanders let’s the commissioners have it again.   

Commissioner Bernard, at 1:29:45 in the video of the Board of County Commissioners 

“Frankly it’s none of your damn business”

Lake Oswego Biz Owner Gets Slapped for Anti Obama Sign

Kevin “The Geek’s” New Sign
Ever since President Obama said to small business America that they “didn’t do that” and “you didn’t build that,” Kevin “The Geek” Kerwin  has been on the warpath at his Lake Oswego, Oregon computer fix it shop.
Kerwin came to Oregon to get a fresh start after being wiped out by Hurricane Katrina . He started his business with the money he had in his pocket.


Kevin “The Geek’s” Original Sign
Those Presidential words berating his hard work and sacrifice were the final straw. He put a sign in his window: 

Kevin “The Geek” got an interesting customer yesterday at his Lake Oswego based business. A Dunthorpe doyenne entered his store, began berating the businessman for his anti Obama sign, and when he insisted he wouldn’t take it down, slapped him. He threatened to call the cops but she left and then shuffled across the street and lost herself in the stores and parking lot.

(Hear his story in the 11am and 12pm hours of today’s “The Victoria Taft Show” here.) 
Kevin “The Geek” Kerwin at his State St Shop

He didn’t get a picture or see her vehicle and doesn’t know her name so did not report her to police.

Here’s what he sent me right after it happened,

Sent: Monday, August 6, 2012 2:54 PM
Subject: i was hit by a woman democrat today

Leftist “Tolerance”
 A woman from Dunthorpe came in my shop today and got upset and hit me. things are getting a little tense around here.

Kevin J
Still trying to save the United States from idiots
Kevin “The Geek’s” Newest Sign Thanking Clint Eastwood
Have you ever noticed that the “tolerant” left has no tolerance for conservatives? Yes, so have we. At the Multnomah County GOP headquarters a few years ago, a rock shattered the plate glass window, there’s a sign stealer in Clark County (see him caught in the act here and here), there were cars keyed with Bush bumper stickers in Portland in 2004 and even my McPalin bumper sticker was stolen from my car in 2008. In all the years I’ve been on the air I’ve never heard a story about a Republican sign stealer or defacer. 
Tolerance only works one way.

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

Multnomah County Justice: Chick Bank Robbers Sentenced to COMMUNITY SERVICE & PROBATION for TWO Heists

I’m sure that since they’ve been under arrest and under the threat of prison, these two Portland area 20 somethings have been as good as gold. But it was that ‘goodness’ and the fact that these two were “promising college students” that got them a get out of jail free card for TWO credit union heists.

Brittney Anne Sykes Caudle, 24, and Emma Caday Westhusing, 21, who held up two credit union branches in 2010, also were ordered by a U.S. District Court judge to complete 200 hours of community service each and remain in mental health therapy. Together, they must repay the Rivermark Community Credit Union $2,750.

Community service and mental health counseling for terrorizing credit union workers and robbing the places? Yep.  See the story here.  Here’s the nut:

Prosecutors sought short prison terms for both, saying the robberies terrorized the credit union employees and that simple probation would send the wrong lesson to the community at large. Two credit union branch managers told the court that tellers confronted by the robbers remained agitated at work long after the robberies and lost sleep.

However, Judge Garr M. King said he was impressed that both Sykes Caudle and Westhusing have expressed remorse and have shown significant steps at rehabilitation. Both have jobs and are taking college classes again. Both have been receiving help for serious mental and emotional problems they suffered from earlier traumas in their lives.

Do you think this is fair punishment? If these were men would they have been given the same light sentences? I wonder if the apparent LGBT aspect of this entered into this.  

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

Governor Chris Christie Comes to Vancouver for Rob McKenna

Christie to Stump for McKenna

I received this in my in box today. Sounds a little rich for my blood but a terrific event none the less. Love Chris Christie!

Attorney General Rob McKenna
Republican Candidate for Governor of Washington State invites you to

an important event with very special guest

GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE
Republican Governor of the State of New Jersey

Friday, August 10, 2012
The Heathman Lodge
7801 NE Greenwood Drive
Vancouver

8:00 AM Private Roundtable Discussion ($5,000 per person, includes Photo-op and Reception)
8:30 AM VIP Photo Opportunity ($1,800 per person, includes Reception)
9:00 AM General Election Reception ($250.00 per person)

RSVP by Tuesday, August 7 to Jessica McDowell at (425) 202-5150 or jessica@mcKenna-WSRPVictory.com

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