Monday, September 28, 2009

YOUR Teachers Union Dollars Hard at Work

This little ol' piece doesn't require much in the way of commenting, it speaks for itself.
The Oregon Legislature couldn't balance the budget like the rest of us do (cut excess, spend less, be careful), so they raised $733 million in new taxes that will drive small businesses from Oregon. NOW that WE the people got the 2 initiatives on the ballot for January, the NEA and the OEA, Teachers unions, are starting to do battle. This document came from inside the OEA.

Archives of OEA Newsflash from 2005 to 2009 can be read at:

From the September 25, 2009 OEA Leader Letter

Signatures Turned in to Put Tax Fairness on the Ballot
Some large corporations and out-of-state special interests opposed to the legislature’s tax fairness measures appear to have turned in enough signatures to force an election this January. In order to uphold these measures and preserve Oregon’s critical services, now is the time to get involved in the YES campaign. (Notice they say "appear to have turned in enough". Sheesh we needed 55,179 and got over 125,000 on each petition)

The two measures, which will likely be on the ballot in January, protect about $1 billion in funding for schools, healthcare, and public safety without making things more difficult for middle-class families.

Voting YES on these measures will preserve services by raising the $10 corporate minimum income tax for the first time since 1931. Right now, two-thirds of the corporations doing business in Oregon pay just $10 a year in income taxes, while the average family pays about $3,100.

When a single Oregon family pays more than 300 corporations combined, it’s time for a change. Voting YES on these measures will make Oregon’s tax system more fair for working families and will preserve schools and the essential services we all depend on. (Ah yes, it's always the old violin, "we'll lose schools....." How about balancing the budget with the money you already had, Democrats? How about the "hidden" money that is not HIDDEN!)

The YES campaign needs your help. The corporate-funded opponents may have millions of dollars to spend on misleading TV ads, but we have you. We need your help to reach out to voters to explain why a YES vote will protect schools and critical services by making our tax system more fair. Your voice will make the difference. (Again, look at the spin: "outside money". "Big corporation's money". So, if money comes from the NEA, SEIU & OPEU which have contributed huge sums in previous tax campaigns is not considered "outside money"? Hmmm...)

Here’s how you can get involved: (And of course I DON'T want YOU to do any of the actions below, but I DO want you to know what they are up to!)

Sign the Pledge: Visit to get the facts and sign the Defend Oregon Pledge. Then, get your friends and family to sign up as well, letting the campaign know that you plan to vote YES on January 26.

Spread the Word: Join an upcoming neighborhood event to get the word out about these measures. RSVP by visiting or by calling the campaign at 503-234-0444.

Finalize Your Local Plan: Now's the time to put the finishing touches on your local association or UniServ's plan to engage and mobilize members. Schedule your dates for volunteer activities like phone bank and neighborhood walks. Begin recruiting members today!

You can start by urging members to participate in the Defend Oregon Neighborhood Walk on October 3. Details below.

Saturday, October 3
10am to 1pm
Machinist District Lodge 24
3645 SE 32nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97202
Download a flyer here.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Who REALLY WON in 2008?

I know I know, population centers win elections, but, the following map is really fun to look at as is the story I reprint below:

Interesting Statistic
Professor Joseph Olson of Hemline University School of Law, St. Paul , Minnesota , points out facts of 2008 Presidential election:

Number of States won by:
Democrats: 19
Republicans: 29

Square miles of land won by:
Democrats: 580,000
Republicans: 2,427,000

Population of counties won by:
Democrats: 127 million
Republicans: 143 million

Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by:
Democrats: 13.2
Republicans: 2.1

Professor Olson adds:
"In aggregate, the map of the territory Republican won by Republicans was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country.

Democrat territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government welfare.

Professor Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the "complacency and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's population already having reached the "governmental dependency" phase.

If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegals and they vote, then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.

The Obama Youth Song

Wow, I cannot believe WE punked all of the national talk shows and morning shows with the schoolchildren singing the Obama song!
Justin and I ran with the story yesterday, including the music, the lyrics and the background on the writer of the song and the accompanying book as well as pointing out that the same author had pulled the video from her YouTube account.
NOW, this morning, Laura Ingraham, Rush Limbaugh, Don Imus and others are running the story as if they just found it!
Further reason to listen to The Bill Post Radio Show on 1430 KYKN or online at every weekday at Noon.
If you want to hear the whole story as presented yesterday go to my website:

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Republicans and Oregon

I am really tired of how Republicans have done in Oregon politics. It is time for major change and I will be speaking at the Marion County GOP meeting on Oct. 2nd on this very subject.
I am not advocating a third party, but, if Oregon does not find the right person to run against the blue jeans queen, John Kitzhaber, I will END my affiliation with the party.
WE MUST find someone articulate, educated, business savvy, well spoken and FIRED UP about this state.
I would name names but I want them to come forward on their own. So, stay tuned.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Conservative Books lead the NY Times Best Seller List

I never cease to be amazed at the really stupid behavior of the left leaning and DESPERATE "anchors" on MSNBC. From that lunatic Keith Olbermann and his nightly ramblings to Chris Matthews and his "Hardball" "news" show.
Now, the majority of the books on the New York Times best seller list are Conservative leaning. Why? BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT PEOPLE ARE BUYING!! Sheesh, how dumb do you have to be to struggle with that concept? Why then, would Chris Matthews complain about the books currently on the list? BECAUSE NO ONE FREAKING BUYS THE BOOKS HE LIKES!!!
Listen to him in this video cut:

Chris: your side can't write books that sell. So, just as they have with your UNWATCHED network, the people of America have chosen.

Why can't liberals see what is right in front of their faces? 1.7 million march on Washington, D.C. Hundreds of thousands more march all over the country. Town Hall meetings, dominated by regular folks just wanting to get questions answered. This movement of Conservatism is moving and shaking and it has the shills of this administration running scared and it is really fun to watch.

Don't worry America, the "hope and change" you were looking for WILL COME! Just not from where you thought it would come.....

Saturday, September 12, 2009

SEIU Union Thug Livin' Large On Union Wages?

Down in Humboldt County, California, a group of folks gathering for a Democrat's town hall meeting, were joined by this fellow:

Now you might say, "so what, what does this have to do with Oregon? Well, here is the story from a blogger in the area:

First this car rolled in as we were standing in line.....from Oregon.
Either it's an official Mike Thompson peace-mobile or it's a Mercedes that drove all the way from Portland.

Then this caricature-on-legs slithered out of it. Seriously you could smell the sleazy boss hog cologne and cigar smoke from twenty feet away. Can you say union thug-o-crat?
Sometimes you just can't believe your eyes...or make this stuff up. I had to cough to keep from just laughing out loud....
That Mike Thompson...he sure knows some classy people.

"Hey doll, wanna go for a ride in my 'benz?"

Then he began to "work" the crowd...but he was very specific in who he talked to and he went directly to them, right out of his car. Can you tell how he knew who to talk to yet?

I'll give you a hint...look for the purple......

Yes, the idiots were color coded for this little gathering. Guess who Thompson called on in the meeting?
BTW....there will be an award for anyone who can identify Mr. Big and the union he represents....oh, come on we all know which one loves purple and morons....

So, what is an SEIU mobster doing in California, obviously being FROM Oregon? I will have to keep looking into this story!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

My War with the local Newspaper: Statesman-Journal

My ongoing war with the Statesman Journal newspaper, our local fish wrap, has reached new highs (no pun intended).
Today's paper featured an article stating, in big bold letters: "HELICOPTERS A HEADACHE FOR FAIR NEIGHBORS".
In the article, which by the way was done by a young lady who showed up the day before to ask questions about what "our helicopters" were doing and how it was doing. She was bent due to my blasting an article in the paper that day.
I KNEW that she would come back with some kind of story that's how they work.
I quote the story below and then give my rebuttal:

It's hard to miss one of the new attractions at the fair. Helicopter rides — $20 for about five minutes — are part of the sesquicentennial celebrations going on at this year's Oregon State Fair, to the delight of fairgoers and the dismay of fairgrounds neighbors.

Galit Miller, a school administrator for Leading Edge Aviation, estimated that the company has been running about 80 flights per day.

Alan Scott, the chairman of the Northeast Neighbors neighborhood association, said he has received about five complaints, mostly regarding the noise the copter makes during takeoff and landing.

"Our concern is how do we prevent this noise in the future?" Scott said. He said he's been in contact with two other neighborhood associations that also have received complaints.

He said neighbors weren't given enough advance warning about the helicopter rides, finding out only about one week before the fair.

"What we'd like to be able to do is sit down and discuss options," Scott said. "We're not sure why they come over the neighborhoods to land and not over the fair."

Connie Bradley, the acting manager of the fair, said she's taken note of the complaints and already is making changes.

"This week, we are only going to run the small helicopter during the week," she said, adding that during the weekend, they also were using a larger, louder helicopter.

She said they will also stop flights at 6 p.m. for weekdays and change the flight patterns so they're not always flying over the same houses.

And, she said, fair neighbors just have to make it through this fair — the helicopters won't be a yearly attraction.

"This is just kind of a one-time deal," she said. "We're not doing this every year. … It was part of our big birthday celebration."

Although she said she had met with all the neighborhood associations in July to let them know about the helicopters, she conceded it could get old quickly.

"I'd probably be annoyed after a little while, too," she said, as a helicopter shadow crossed the parking lot outside her office.

A city noise ordinance does not apply to the helicopters, said Brady Rogers, administrator of Salem's neighborhood enhancement division.

"Flying in your plane is just like driving down the street in your car," Rogers said. "You have a right to do it."

Rogers said the fair worked with the Federal Aviation Administration to allow the copters to land on the fairgrounds. Officials with the FAA could not be reached Monday. or (503) 399-6743 or or (503) 399-6610

Ok so first of all: the fair director never said what was quoted (I talked to her personally today). Second, there are over 1,000 people who have had a WONDERFUL time riding a helicopter and only FIVE neighbors have complained? These are the same pathetic people that cost us the horse racing (too loud) great late night concerts (too loud) and the same people who do all of this complaining living next door to an institution that has existed in the same location for about 100 years?
Give me a break.
So far the comments on their website have been about 99% positive towards our helicopters.
I talked with a 103 year old man who just took a ride and he was so thrilled, I wish you could have seen him.
In this economy, SOMEONE, ANYONE has found a way to profit and at the same time give a thrill of a lifetime for $20! How can anyone knock that?