In THIS commercial, former State Reps Katie Eyre and Jefferson Smith tell you the essential FLAWS of the proposed I-5 bridge aka the Columbia River Crossing.
As I pointed out last night on the facebook page (please ‘like’ it!) here, AFP is calling for a full court press against HB 2800, The CRC bill. They’re urging a call to all of these lawmakers: Please call every Senator listed below RIGHT NOW!
1. It’s too expensive. They call it ‘a billion dollar boondoggle.’ That’s an understatement. According to economist Joe Cortright (a reliable lefty), the project will cost upwards of $10 billion.bridge called the Columbia River Crossing. The left hates the bridge because the left hates cars and loves fish more than people. The right hates it because it’s fiscally unsustainable. Herewith are your CRC Talking Points:
2. It’s not high enough. Some businesses which have been on the river forever will not be able to bring their goods down river. Why? The bridge isn’t high enough. Why would they dare build it too low? To accommodate light rail which Clark County residents have made abundantly clear they don’t want.
3. Tolling. People aren’t afraid to pay their way. They’re afraid to pay for stuff they don’t need like a too low bridge with light rail run by a public agency which is going broke. Tolling on the new bridge won’t be enough to cover costs.They’ll have to toll the I-205 Sam Jackson Bridge to help bridge the fiscal gap.
4. Squeezed. The Columbia needs a third bridge in the Metro area, preferably going to Columbia County and leading to Washington County. The planners don’t want that because there will be MORE choice for travelers. Planners plan for light rail and high density housing. Giving people the ability to travel from one bucolic place with a back yard for their kids to play in, to another bucolic burb where they work is anathema to the planner class. They want control over where you travel and want to stick you with the bill for their poor choices.
Co-Chair Senator Bruce Starr 503-986-1715
Senator Herman Baertschiger 503-986-1702
Senator Brian Boquist 503-986-1712
Senator Betsy Close 503-986-1708
Senator Ted Ferrioli 503-986-1950
Senator Larry George 503-986-1713
Senator Fred Girod 503-986-1709
Senator Bill Hansell 503-986-1729
Senator Tim Knopp 503-986-1727
Senator Jeff Kruse 503-986-1701
Senator Alan Olsen 503-986-1720
Senator Chuck Thomsen 503-986-1726
Senator Dou Whitsett 503-986-1728
Senator Jackie Winters 503-986-1710
When the police don’t and won’t do the job, what’s a citizen to do? In Oakland they take matters into their own hands, including arming themselves to patrol streets and defend their homes.
The money quote from one resident: “You have to walk around your house with a gun to feel safe here.”
While criminals illegally arm themselves to the teeth, gun-control types want to restrict the rights of law-abiding citizens to defend their lives, homes and property. I’d like to see them go to Oakland and try to spread their gospel and see the response they get. This is reality. This is actually happening. Oakland is not unique.
Yet those who live in million dollar high rises or in gated communities with private security or have yet to be mugged by reality (or worse) won’t acknowledge that Oakland is not an outlier, but rather a precursor. Welcome to an inevitable and very foreseeable combination of Brave New World and Lord of the Flies.
Perhaps they should live for awhile in Oakland, have their place broken into and be forced to stare down the barrel of a gun held by someone bound and determined to cause unimaginable mayhem? What a come-to-Jesus moment that would be.
The left and their handmaidens at Blue Oregon (but I repeat myself) have gone after Republican lawmaker Julie Parrish for handing out a flyer describing the rape of a girl at the hands of a man who was illegally in the country.
The left, it seems, does not want to acknowledge that by giving illegal aliens in-state tuition and other things they should not be entitled to that it serves as a magnet to other, less savory people.
So what did the left do? Attack Julie Parrish via Twitter. When I saw it I had to chime in. I don’t want the state rep thinking that Carla Axtman’s intentional misread and mislead of this will be the final narrative. Twitter is a free fire zone. People don’t play nice there. And the left will not have Julie Parrish’s back. On anything. Ever. She should not make the mistake of thinking they will.
From Nine Rhea of the Pro-Life Action of Oregon:
“After 38 years of murdering babies and victimizing pregnant girls, infamous late-term abortionist Dr. Peter Boars et al. have CLOSED their third and final abortuary.
One could say he’s hung up his assault weapons.
Boars closed his Portland and Forest Grove abortuaries over the last two years.
Located in Eugene, Oregon, Doctor Boars it appear this abortionist has retired his abortion business for all time and gives Planned Parenthood his ‘blessing.’
Note: Effective the end of February 2013 we have retired and closed our practice. We have enjoyed our 38 years of providing reproductive health services to women and families in Oregon and will miss our interactions with all of you.
We are fortunate that Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon (PPSO) offers abortion services at their wonderful new building at 3579 Franklin Boulevard in Eugene. We feel comfortable in recommending PPSO to you for ongoing care and services.
Should any of you need a copy of your recent medical records from our office you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will attempt to respond to your requests within one week.
W A Peter Bours MD
Dr. Boars Quote in a 1985 New York Times Magazine article, page 4:
After an abortion, the doctor must inspect these remains to make sure that all the fetal parts and the placenta have been removed. Any tissue left inside the uterus can start an infection. Dr. Bours squeezed the contents of the sock into a shallow dish, and poked about with a finger. ”You can see a teeny-tiny hand,” he said. At the sink and sterilizer, where the surgical instruments are cleaned, a nurse stood and turned on the faucet. ”I’ve been cleaning up after him for four years,” she said. ”We all wish it were formless, but it’s not. It has a form. And it’s painful. There’s a lot of emotional pain.”
Nina Rhea, director of Pro-Life Action of Oregon responds.
“Dr. Peter Bours once justified his abortion practice citing malpractice insurance premiums for delivering live babies.
“Dr. Peter Bours is nothing better than a monster who abused his God-given freedoms. May God have mercy on his soul.””
H/T Laughing at Liberals for calling my attention to this one.
State Senator Brian Boquist has submitted a parody bill in the Oregon State Legislature to call attention to the absurdity of singling out guns for registry. So he has offered a bill to register knives.
Considering there are myriad ways to hurt someone, singling out guns is an absurd and irrational response to the possibility of violence.
Boquist, who holds an MBA from Oregon State University, is a Bronze Star Medal recipient and a Lieutenant Colonel in Special Ops in the US Army Reserve. He runs a charter air business and is a Defense Department Contractor. He’s also nobody’s fool. Hooah.