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Victoria Taft

What Just Happened Here? The Life Cycle of a Local Project and Why You Never Saw it Coming, You Insensitive Bigot.

Facebook Twitter Google+ EmailEvery town has one – that project that simply appeared one day. The other day on the “Next Door” phone app a neighbor complained about just such a project whose estimated costs were in the hundreds of thousands of dollars with ongoing, monthly maintenance expenses which he …

How Lessons From a Near-Mass Shooting (You’ve Probably Never Heard of) Can Help Stop School Shootings

Facebook Twitter Google+ EmailAt President Trump’s ‘listening session’ last week at the White House, parents, students and educators came together to offer ideas on how to prevent the next disastrous school massacre. D.C. educators spoke of using metal detectors and other security measures. A Columbine victim’s parents told of how …

Net Neutrality: Reading a newspaper, in the back of a taxi, on the way to Blockbuster

Facebook Twitter Google+ EmailI’m glad the FCC ditched the Orwellian inspired “net neutrality” regulations last Thursday. Under the government controlled so-called “net neutrality,” the internet would be treated like your utility. Think how much you like your cable company. Beta or VHS? Beta was better. The marketplace selected VHS. If you applied …

A Plastic Promise

Facebook Twitter Google+ EmailOn Saturday, I was able to spend some quality time with a buddy of mine from Oregon who was in the San Diego area to help paint her daughter’s place. She cut-in while I manned the roller. After awhile, the 106 degree temperatures caught up with us …

Why Jerry Brown’s Water Plan Isn’t Serious

Facebook Twitter Google+ EmailNews of a water-sucking drought in California apparently j-u-u-ust came over the transom to our lawmakers mere seconds ago. In response, our savvy Sacramento swashbuckling legislators have now taken out their mighty divining rods, put their ears to ground, put a wet finger in the air, assessed …

Elle Decor: Just say ‘no’ to NAMBLA

Facebook Twitter Google+ EmailElle Decor features designer who shows off art displays of man-boy “love”. In case you’re unclear: this is wrong.v When the recession hit our house in wave after wave, nearly all resources were diverted to food, housing, tuition and transportation. Hiring people to fix or do things …

Environmental Hubris and Poor judgment Claims Oregon’s Democrat Governor

Facebook Twitter Google+ EmailGovernor John Kitzhaber left office Wednesday. He resigned because he had broken an ethical contract with the people of Oregon and this time the official media actually bothered to report it. Officially, the Oregon Democrat, who won an unprecedented fourth term of office in November, left under a stink of suspicion. Kitzhaber’s under …

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