Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Fox News Giddy Over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's Union-Busting




Stuart Varney is getting tingles up his leg over the fact that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is ramming through legislation to strip Wisconsin workers of their bargaining rights. He's practically breaking open the champagne over it.

I guess he hasn't seen the images I'm seeing, of thousands gathered at the State Capitol in Wisconsin, protesting Walker's attempt to strip them of all bargaining rights. Meanwhile, Walker is doubling down on his promise to call out the National Guard if there's a walkout, while dismissing the protests.

Today is the second day of demonstrations. These people are not going anywhere. Scott Walker would do well to look at what happened in Egypt when the government dismissed protesters and threatened them. I am not saying he is the equivalent of Hosni Mubarak, but I am saying that when thousands gather outside your office to let you know they object to your strong-arm tactics, risking their health and possibly having to face down the National Guard, they're not doing it for fun and giggles. They're as serious as he is.

I highly recommend Talking Points Memo's wonderful slide show.

Update: Looks like Governor Walker has moved on to the negotiation stage of grief. Something tells me the protesters aren't going to accept any erosion of their right to bargain. Soon, anger. Then acceptance.
Just talked to an operator who says he's worked 24 out of the last 27 hours! Safety first at trimet!

Follow-up: TriMet to get $4.5 million in ODOT Flex Funds

http://bikeportland.org/2011/02/16/follow-up-trimet-to-get-4-5-million-in-odot-flex-funds-48009

TRIMET RETIREE WAYNE JOHNSON SAYS TRIMET DISFUNCTIONAL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXpp-L0zE4A

ALBERT ROUSE SAYS TRIMET WASTES MONEY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luYBSsS6lAg

KEEP PORTLAND WEIRD

TriMet considers 'sonic bike path' idea for new bridge

NEIL MACFARLANE-MAYBE YOU SHOULD APPLY FOR THIS JOB

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_17386098

(maybe we can get rid of him this way!)

Man hit, killed by AC Transit bus on Grand Avenue in Oakland

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_17396990

MINISTRY OF PROPAGANDA

http://trimet.org/towork/index.htm

LIGHT RAIL SHUTDOWN (again)

Due to police investigating a fatal fall under the Vista Bridge, MAX service in both directions is disrupted. Shuttle buses are carrying riders between Kings Hill/SW Salmon St and Sunset Transit Center stations. Riders should expect delays.

Thousands protest, close schools to oppose Wisconsin governor’s plan

CLICK HERE!

Transit Workers Petition for New Contract

CLICK HERE

OBAMA SAYS GO BY RAIL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WvWplQclFE

Want to watch your bus money being spent on things other than buses??

Follow @PMLRProject to see your bus dollars turned into Light Rail dollars!!! Not a Twitter user? Not to fear, track your Bus dollar conversions on Facebook too!!

TRIMET MANAGERS TRYING TO LIMIT INTERNET FREEDOMS OF ITS EMPLOYEES SHOULD LISTEN TO HILLARY

Trimet is using it's HR rules in its attempt to limit employees freedoms of broadcast via the internet

Kitsap Transit plans to contract out some bus drivers positions

Story in the Kitsap Sun

NEWS ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET: FREEDOM MATTERS

CLICK HERE

TRIMET SWIPES $13 MILLION FROM BUS AQUISITION FUND FOR LIGHT RAIL

REPORT HERE!

Campaign for a fair transfer!

WES ADS RUNNING ON TELEVISION!

That's correct! Reliable witnesses have reported seeing WES ADVERTISMENTS  running on TV!
No money for buses or bus service, no money for our health care, but money to run TV ads for Westside rail?

GET THE HELL OUTTA HERE!

February 15

Untitled from al m on Vimeo.

Oregon City man wins $75K while waiting for the bus

Tribune

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Global Technology Resources, Inc. (GTRI) announced that it has won a contract to supply TriMet, Portland, Oregon's Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District with Cisco Systems hardware, software and a broad range of professional services to maintain, upgrade and/or replace current networking infrastructure. GTRI's contract will run through December 31st, 2013 with 3 additional 1-year options available.
The TriMet contract is worth $1.5 million over 3 years. GTRI will provide Cisco Systems hardware, software and professional services and the contract is available to any Oregon state agency that will need Cisco Systems products.

Obama drives platinum spike for Milwaukie MAX

Bojack.org

Kicking off the Campaign for Fair TriMet Transfers

Mercury