Kate Brown, Oregon’s Secretary of State, REALLY Steps In It
cross posted from 54°40′ Or Fight! The rumors around Salem are that Kate Brown is not exactly known for her attention to detail. The fiasco surrounding the change to the election of Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) only goes to prove that conclusively. Last night the story broke that Kate Brown had, at the last minute, enforced a statute that is | Read More »
Oregon Secretary Of State Kate Brown Makes A Decision. She Should Have Kept The Training Wheels On.
Secretary Of State Kate Brown Makes A Decision. She Should Have Kept The Training Wheels On. cross posted from 54°40′ Or Fight! Late on Monday afternoon, Nigel Jaquiss of Portland’s weekly alternative journal dropped a bomb on Oregon politics: Bombshell: Labor Commissioner Race Pushed to November State Sen. Bruce Starr (R-Hillsboro) received what he calls “stunning” news late Friday. Starr is challenging incumbent Labor Commissioner Brad | Read More »
OR-01: The End Of The Political Career Of Rob Cornilles, And What It Means For The Rest Of The Nation
Rob Cornilles lost the special election tonight in Oregon’s First Congressional District. He lost in a special election that resulted from a disgraced Democrat resigning amid a second (at least) sexual assault scandal, after previously losing to the disgrace amid the disgrace’s mental breakdown in the 2010 election. He lost to a woman who actively covered up for a serial rapist. He lost to a | Read More »
Vile, vulgar counter protesters at Oregon Tea Party, Pt. 1 [Warning - VERY foul language]
The Tea Party Rally held in Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland, OR on April 15 was remarkable for several reasons. First, heavy rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the TOUGHEST TEA PARTIERS IN THE NATION. Highlights included Former Miss Oregon Heidi Rickie’s rousing singing of the National Anthem, Stephen Kruiser of www.pjtv.com, and up and coming musician Brian Futch. The program was enough to renew anyone’s spirit of patriotism.
Well, ALMOST anyone.
We were graced with the presence of indescribably disrespectful protesters. Some of the lowlights:
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The Next Oregon Tea Party! This One’s Gonna Be BIG.
The Oregon Tea Party is proud to announce the return of the Tax Day TEA Party! Carrying on the tradition of activism that brought thousands of concerned patriots together in the sixth largest Tea Party Rally in the United States in 2009, Oregon Tea Party will join Americans across the nation in rising up to remind the politicians in Washington, DC and Salem that they work for us, not the other way around.
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Portland (OR) Public School District – Cornering the Market on Fiscal Insanity
Portland Public School District is floating two measures on May’s special ballot which, if passed, will have a devastating effect on our already depressed market. Moreover, these remodeling bonds will do nothing to fix the problems of increasing class sizes, our tragic high school dropout rate and our 43rd rank among states in classroom performance.
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The Curious Case Of David Wu
Now that the national media has picked up the story of David Wu’s instability, it’s time to recount all that’s gone on in Oregon since he became our Congressman. You see, the nation is just now picking up on what we in Oregon have known for years: David Wu is a deeply disturbed human being, and his election to the U.S. Congress remains a baffling | Read More »
The Ultimate Tea Party Candidate – My Interview With Jim Huffman
I recently sat down for a one on one interview with Jim Huffman, perhaps the unlikeliest US Senate candidate in recent memory. Jim is a 65 year old law professor and former Dean of Lewis & Clark Law School. He’s financially secure, and his career is set. He is, in a word, comfortable. He’s no right wing radical, and he’s no politician. But he’s frustrated | Read More »