Different Floors of the House

Friday, February 5, 2010

Why are democrats so $#*!ing mean?

Today, the illustrious, outspoken, Kari Chisholm of blueoregon.com made a request of his subscribers to donate to the Make a Wish Foundation and the charity fundraiser being sponsored by a local FM radio station. What a noble, righteous effort, we say! Kudos!

Oh wait. That's not what Mr. Chisholm asked us to do...Here's a transcript, verbatim, of Kari's vitriol:

Make Bob Tiernan Pay!
Kari Chisholm

All day today, Portland's lite-rock station K103 is running a radio-thon fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon. Make-A-Wish, of course, is the organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. They provide hope and happiness to children and families that need it most.

Anyway, Bob Tiernan - the chairman of the Oregon Republican Party - just called in to the radio-thon and pledged $500. Tiernan told Make-A-Wish that if Democrats called in and made donations that totaled in excess of $500, he'd match the Democrats dollar-for-dollar.

So, folks, this is our chance: Donate to a worthy cause - and empty Bob Tiernan's wallet. All of us, combined, can surely put a little hurt on Tiernan's bankroll. One man vs. the Oregon progressive grassroots? We can do this.

Make your donation by calling Make-A-Wish at 503-598-9474. More info here. All donations stay right here in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

And remember, this is key: Tell 'em you're a Democrat calling to match Bob Tiernan's donation.

I'm in for the first $100. Who's with me? Whether you've got $5, $50, or $500, let's bring Tiernan to his knees.

So, let's break this down, shall we?

1. The Headline. Make X Pay. This is standard left-wing vitriol that spans across political real estate from health care to business liscensing. Democrats (especially progressives) don't care who they're helping--at least, not as much as who they are hurting in the process.

2. "Put a little hurt on Tiernan's bankroll" In essence, it isn't Mr. Tiernan that Mr. Chisholm abhors, it's his money. You see, to democrats, money in the hands of an ideological rival is money that needs to be procured, cleansed, and redistributed.

3. It's the Make a Wish Foundation, for crying out loud. I bet dollars to donuts, if it were Catholic Charities, Chisholm wouldn't have even paid attention to it. Make a Wish, for all it's good works, is a pebble to the Global Gibraltarian Rock that is CC. But that doesn't matter to ideologues, they'll gladly sacrifice/ignore/castigate/ their high moral ground when God is involved.

4. "Bring Tiernan to his knees". My goodness. He's a politician! He's not Pol Pot or even Che Guevera for that matter...why would anyone want to "bring" a politician "to his knees". Maybe Mr. Chisholm is using his site as an electronic outlet for his rest-stop bathroom fantasies? Oh, sorry, now I'm being mean.

No one left to tax!

Here's a great example of the frustration people of all political stripes are feeling. (H/T Oregon Politico) Representative Mike Schaufler (D-Happy Valley) uses his chair as a soapbox.

You Gotta See This!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Oregon legislature set to contemplate tax kicker overhaul

So, Governor Ted wants to reform the kicker process. You know, the extra money the state collects from you on taxes then makes convenient excuses why they shouldn't have to give it back? Yeah, they're tired of having to find new excuses and now TIdy Ted wants a law that says they can keep your kicker--or at least part of it. Heck, it's only a wee percentage, you'll never miss it.

The talk around town is that they want to take some of your kicker money and mole it away in case of emergencies. Because, the logic goes, in times of recession and whatnot, the government needs more money...and you...well, don't. The idea of giving the taxpayers back their own money, in the words of blueoregon.com's Kari Chisholm, is "ridiculous nonsense". Because we all know (apparently) that putting money back into consumers hands to ignite a stagnating economy is just plain stupid. That money should be squirrelled away in a deep, dank, government storage facility with no lights and no ventilation--so the state can squander it at their leisure. That's obvious.