Monthly Archives: November 2012

Kurt Schrader is NOT a (Now Non Existent) "Blue Dog" Democrat

When I was a kid my parents and their friends would take us camping. At night we’d take our flash lights and go hunting for non existent “glow eyed” “snipe.” It was something to keep us occupied before we sacked out. Now someone has decided to send Oregonian reporters out to look for the new snipe, to wit: Blue Dog Democrats.

In a recent piece (here) the Zero’s political reporter, Jeff Mapes, creeps into the dark bushes of Oregon’s political forest and spots the glowing eyes of Oregon’s supposed “blue dog” Democrat Kurt Schrader:

Rep. Kurt Schrader, one of a dwindling band of fiscally conservative Blue Dog Democrats, once again pushed for a plan of tough-to-stomach tax hikes and budget cuts as envisioned by the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction commission.

Kurt Schrader may have joined the Blue Dog Democrat caucus back in the day, but his taxing and spending record is deplorable and his supposed ‘fiscal conservatism’ is laughable. If you check his record with Freedom Works, his fiscal conservatism record is 18 out 100. Puhleeze.

Schrader voted for Stimulus I, Stimulus II, TARP I and TARP II, and Cap and Tax and endless bail outs which have resulted in adding $5 Trillion to the debt and keeping the growth in the economy bumping along the bottom in recession and near recession. This is not fiscally conservative. Being slightly better than the rest of the Oregon Democrat Congressional Delegation on fiscal issues–and that’s debatable– doesn’t make Schrader conservative; it makes him only slightly less awful than the rest of them. The real fiscal conservatives in the 5th Congressional District know it;  it’s about time the political scribes at the Zero started reporting it.

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

Harvard College Approves Student "Kinky Sex Club"

No, I’m not kidding. Now we’re validating kinky sexual behavior at what’s supposed to be the bastion of higher learning in America. The Harvard poohbahs have given approval to the “Munch Club” kinky sex club.

According to this story

“The impact on campus will be that students who feel outside of the sexual mainstream will now have a safe space to talk about their interests, to feel socially validated, and to build a community,” Harvard psychology lecturer and a sex columnist Dr. Justin Lehmiller, told ABC News.

Gee, and all this time I thought the kids were going to learn–not be socially validated–whatever that means. Oh, who am I kidding? I know what it means. It means normalizing whatever kinky behavior kids have the guts to want normalize. Plus, you know, it’s so much cheaper and easier than putting an ad in the Crimson or Craig’s List for kinky sex. Now they can just get that whole awkward first meeting of fellow kinkys out of the way and use the club for a ‘dating’ service. 

The founder, referred to as Michael, says recognition by Harvard’s administration means members will be able to put up posters for events and recruit around campus.
“It’s really a joy to see the experience they will have now. I didn’t think that anyone was even remotely interested [in kink] on campus,” Mae said.

What’s next, the rape club? It’s coming, I’m sure. Or, how about the Harvard School of Prostitution? I mean if we’re going to normalize kinky sexual behavior, why not go all the way? It perhaps could be an offshoot of the Harvard Business School! The zoology department can provide a bestiality club. Stripper poles in PE? What’s to stop it? There’s are no rules. Obviously.

Oh, and in case you’re wondering:

“Kink” is most commonly used to refer to BSDM: bondage, discipline, dominance, submission, sadism, and masochism.

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

Mazoltov to New York Senator Ron Wyden on the Birth of His Latest Child

Senator Ron Wyden, who makes his home in New York with his wife and new family, welcomed his latest new progeny, a girl, yesterday.

It’s the 63 year old Wyden’s third child with his New York based wife, Nancy Bass Wyden. She is the co owner of New York’s Strand Bookstore.

The Wydens, married in 2005, came to Oregon to have their third child, Scarlett Willa.

Here are my previous posts about Wyden’s residency issues:
http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2010/10/ron-wydens-senate-seat-resides-in-his.html
http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2012/07/media-care-more-about-miss-oregons.html
http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2010/10/does-ron-wyden-live-in-oregon-good.html

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

Kurt Schrader is NOT a (Now Non Existent) "Blue Dog" Democrat

When I was a kid my parents and their friends would take us camping. At night we’d take our flash lights and go hunting for non existent “glow eyed” “snipe.” It was something to keep us occupied before we sacked out. Now someone has decided to send Oregonian reporters out to look for the new snipe, to wit: Blue Dog Democrats.

In a recent piece (here) the Zero’s political reporter, Jeff Mapes, creeps into the dark bushes of Oregon’s political forest and spots the glowing eyes of Oregon’s supposed “blue dog” Democrat Kurt Schrader:

Rep. Kurt Schrader, one of a dwindling band of fiscally conservative Blue Dog Democrats, once again pushed for a plan of tough-to-stomach tax hikes and budget cuts as envisioned by the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction commission.

Kurt Schrader may have joined the Blue Dog Democrat caucus back in the day, but his taxing and spending record is deplorable and his supposed ‘fiscal conservatism’ is laughable. If you check his record with Freedom Works, his fiscal conservatism record is 18 out 100. Puhleeze.

Schrader voted for Stimulus I, Stimulus II, TARP I and TARP II, and Cap and Tax and endless bail outs which have resulted in adding $5 Trillion to the debt and keeping the growth in the economy bumping along the bottom in recession and near recession. This is not fiscally conservative. Being slightly better than the rest of the Oregon Democrat Congressional Delegation on fiscal issues–and that’s debatable– doesn’t make Schrader conservative; it makes him only slightly less awful than the rest of them. The real fiscal conservatives in the 5th Congressional District know it;  it’s about time the political scribes at the Zero started reporting it.

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

Mazoltov to New York Senator Ron Wyden on the Birth of His Latest Child

Senator Ron Wyden, who makes his home in New York with his wife and new family, welcomed his latest new progeny, a girl, yesterday.

It’s the 63 year old Wyden’s third child with his New York based wife, Nancy Bass Wyden. She is the co owner of New York’s Strand Bookstore.

The Wydens, married in 2005, came to Oregon to have their third child, Scarlett Willa.

Here are my previous posts about Wyden’s residency issues:
http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2010/10/ron-wydens-senate-seat-resides-in-his.html
http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2012/07/media-care-more-about-miss-oregons.html
http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2010/10/does-ron-wyden-live-in-oregon-good.html

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

Taft Show: Grover Norquist Predicts a New Tea Party Wave

Grover Norquist Photo: CNN

Americans for Tax Reform Chief Grover Norquist predicts Republicans will win the game of fiscal chicken with the President and foresees a huge new wave of the Tea Party.

In my interview (here at 31:30) I asked Norquist about his being the latest Obama and Obama Media diversion in what is supposed to be a serious discussion about the future

of taxation and spending. He brushed it off saying he’s used to it. He also said the President is the least serious player in the legislative scrum.  He was heartened by the way Republican Senators were demanding today that any ‘fiscal cliff’ negotiations be on C-Span and any bill forthcoming should be on the web for at least a week was a “big break through; good stuff.” In fact, he said, “I think we have a shot at [getting transparency] it; I think this is breaking well.”

Norquist claims the President is poised to overplay his hand again,

He is overplaying his mandate, just as he did four years ago. Four years ago, he took a 70% support level and drove it down to below 50% in a matter of months by spending all that crazy money on stimulus and TARP II and other spending programs, because somehow he thought the American people had signed up for this. They hadn’t. Now he thinks they’ve signed up for massive tax increases as well as spending increases and, I’ve got news for him, 86% of his ads were Romney’s an idiot, Romney will give you cancer. He won a mandate not to be Romney, OK? Not the same thing as a mandate to tax and spend.

There’s much more about the discussion that I’ll put in a new post tomorrow, but consider what he said about the Tea Party involvement in this discussion of the ‘fiscal cliff.’

We are about to have a Tea Party second wave that will dwarf the first wave and that is because while ‘spend too much’ brought the Tea Party into existence, we’re about to walk into ‘spend too much, regulate too much, and tax too much, all together. It’s going to be a perfect storm of annoying government behavior, which is devastating to the economy, and I think the small business community which is particularly hit by Obama’s tax increases are going to lead the fight bigger, stronger, tougher than the last Tea Party.

He’s not the only one who believes this.

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

grover

31:30

reax to distraction

suggestions cspan
Sen big break thru , good stuff

Obama economy weak…2 yrs o
push hard for bush ta
at end of day..the democrats will be to blame for going off fiscal cliff
online 7 days for every American
i think we have a shot at it…i think this is breaking well…
I think if the sequester happens, it’s a good thing. The sequester saves hundreds of billions of dollars a year for ten years. …you might want to organize it differently, not falling across the board quite so much, and shape it more, but there’s plenty of time to do that. We won a trillion dollars spending  over a decade, the democrats agreed to it, it’s the law of the land, why in the world would you give that up? I like the sequester. Again we could shape it differently, absolutely, if people want to sit down and do that, but we shouldn’t delay it, we shouldn’t cut it in half, and we certainly shouldn’t give it away.  As for going over the fiscal cliff and having massive tax increases happen? I think that’s a bad idea, I don’t think we should have that happen.

We should make it very clear that if Obama drives us over that cliff because he is not helping on spending, because he is demanding tax increases, and if we do that in a transparent way, then I think we have a shot at winning the political battle, which means even if you went over the cliff, and again, Obama thinks he was made King in the November election. He is overplaying his mandate, just as he did four years ago. Four years ago, he took a 70% support level and drove it down to below 50% in a matter of months by spending all that crazy money on stimulus and TARP II and other spending programs, because somehow he thought the American people had signed up for this, they hadn’t. Now he thinks they’ve signed up for massive tax increases as well as spending increases and, I’ve got news for him, 86% of his ads were Romney’s an idiot, Romney will give you cancer. He won a mandate not to be Romney, OK? Not the same thing as a mandate to tax and spend.
Boehner is doing a fairly good job of holding things together.
I liked Boehner’s tone today. He went into this saying we want to be flexible, we want to be open. And when you get mistreated and lied to and misled by this administration as long as they did, it is wise of them to call Obama out and say he’s not being serious.

 You and I look at his spending and say ‘that’s a mistake.’ He looks at this as his life’s achievement. He’s happy with all the spending. He likes the growing entitlement. More people on welfare is a GOOD thing for him. He doesn’t see this as something to be fixed, he sees this as something to be applauded. So when we expect him to share our view that the government is spending too much money and we ought not waste money and we ought to be careful, we ought to treat taxpayer money with respect, he doesn’t have any of those impulses.

Role of the tea Party

We are about to have a Tea Party second wave that will dwarf the first wave and that is because while spend too much brought the Tea Party into existence, we’re about to walk into ‘spend too much, regulate too much, and tax too much,
all together. It’s going to be a perfect storm of annoying government behavior, which is devastating to the economy, and I think the small business community which is particularly hit by Obama’s tax increases are going to lead the fight bigger, stronger, tougher than the last Tea Party. And this is where Obama’s making a big mistake. He doesn’t understand who he’s threatening, who he’s irritating, and how this is going to turn out. So I think we’re going to see a real snap back against this Administration’s excesses, just like the last time.

 

Taft Show: Grover Norquist Predicts a New Tea Party Wave

Grover Norquist Photo: CNN

Americans for Tax Reform Chief Grover Norquist predicts Republicans will win the game of fiscal chicken with the President and foresees a huge new wave of the Tea Party.

In my interview (here at 31:30) I asked Norquist about his being the latest Obama and Obama Media diversion in what is supposed to be a serious discussion about the future

of taxation and spending. He brushed it off saying he’s used to it. He also said the President is the least serious player in the legislative scrum.  He was heartened by the way Republican Senators were demanding today that any ‘fiscal cliff’ negotiations be on C-Span and any bill forthcoming should be on the web for at least a week was a “big break through; good stuff.” In fact, he said, “I think we have a shot at [getting transparency] it; I think this is breaking well.”

Norquist claims the President is poised to overplay his hand again,

He is overplaying his mandate, just as he did four years ago. Four years ago, he took a 70% support level and drove it down to below 50% in a matter of months by spending all that crazy money on stimulus and TARP II and other spending programs, because somehow he thought the American people had signed up for this. They hadn’t. Now he thinks they’ve signed up for massive tax increases as well as spending increases and, I’ve got news for him, 86% of his ads were Romney’s an idiot, Romney will give you cancer. He won a mandate not to be Romney, OK? Not the same thing as a mandate to tax and spend.

There’s much more about the discussion that I’ll put in a new post tomorrow, but consider what he said about the Tea Party involvement in this discussion of the ‘fiscal cliff.’

We are about to have a Tea Party second wave that will dwarf the first wave and that is because while ‘spend too much’ brought the Tea Party into existence, we’re about to walk into ‘spend too much, regulate too much, and tax too much, all together. It’s going to be a perfect storm of annoying government behavior, which is devastating to the economy, and I think the small business community which is particularly hit by Obama’s tax increases are going to lead the fight bigger, stronger, tougher than the last Tea Party.

He’s not the only one who believes this.

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

grover

31:30

reax to distraction

suggestions cspan
Sen big break thru , good stuff

Obama economy weak…2 yrs o
push hard for bush ta
at end of day..the democrats will be to blame for going off fiscal cliff
online 7 days for every American
i think we have a shot at it…i think this is breaking well…
I think if the sequester happens, it’s a good thing. The sequester saves hundreds of billions of dollars a year for ten years. …you might want to organize it differently, not falling across the board quite so much, and shape it more, but there’s plenty of time to do that. We won a trillion dollars spending  over a decade, the democrats agreed to it, it’s the law of the land, why in the world would you give that up? I like the sequester. Again we could shape it differently, absolutely, if people want to sit down and do that, but we shouldn’t delay it, we shouldn’t cut it in half, and we certainly shouldn’t give it away.  As for going over the fiscal cliff and having massive tax increases happen? I think that’s a bad idea, I don’t think we should have that happen.

We should make it very clear that if Obama drives us over that cliff because he is not helping on spending, because he is demanding tax increases, and if we do that in a transparent way, then I think we have a shot at winning the political battle, which means even if you went over the cliff, and again, Obama thinks he was made King in the November election. He is overplaying his mandate, just as he did four years ago. Four years ago, he took a 70% support level and drove it down to below 50% in a matter of months by spending all that crazy money on stimulus and TARP II and other spending programs, because somehow he thought the American people had signed up for this, they hadn’t. Now he thinks they’ve signed up for massive tax increases as well as spending increases and, I’ve got news for him, 86% of his ads were Romney’s an idiot, Romney will give you cancer. He won a mandate not to be Romney, OK? Not the same thing as a mandate to tax and spend.
Boehner is doing a fairly good job of holding things together.
I liked Boehner’s tone today. He went into this saying we want to be flexible, we want to be open. And when you get mistreated and lied to and misled by this administration as long as they did, it is wise of them to call Obama out and say he’s not being serious.

 You and I look at his spending and say ‘that’s a mistake.’ He looks at this as his life’s achievement. He’s happy with all the spending. He likes the growing entitlement. More people on welfare is a GOOD thing for him. He doesn’t see this as something to be fixed, he sees this as something to be applauded. So when we expect him to share our view that the government is spending too much money and we ought not waste money and we ought to be careful, we ought to treat taxpayer money with respect, he doesn’t have any of those impulses.

Role of the tea Party

We are about to have a Tea Party second wave that will dwarf the first wave and that is because while spend too much brought the Tea Party into existence, we’re about to walk into ‘spend too much, regulate too much, and tax too much,
all together. It’s going to be a perfect storm of annoying government behavior, which is devastating to the economy, and I think the small business community which is particularly hit by Obama’s tax increases are going to lead the fight bigger, stronger, tougher than the last Tea Party. And this is where Obama’s making a big mistake. He doesn’t understand who he’s threatening, who he’s irritating, and how this is going to turn out. So I think we’re going to see a real snap back against this Administration’s excesses, just like the last time.