Hypocrisy from Dem Oregon House Majority Leader over DC ‘Sit in’

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by Rep. Bill Post

As America has watched this week, the U.S. House Democrats staged a “sit in” on the House floor. Now I am not debating the issue but rather the hypocrisy of our own Oregon House Majority Party leadership.

How?

In February of this year when the Oregon House was moving at “lightning speed” toward passing many bills, the House Republicans (minority party) followed the Oregon Constitution and chose to have all bills read in their entirety, as a “slow down” tactic. Some may not have agreed with that, but it was and is “constitutional”. Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Congress, Oregon House | 5 Comments

Willis calls on Schrader to denounce stunt

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Colm for Congress

Democrats’ Partisan point-scoring over-rides good government

Stayton, OR — Yesterday, a group of Democratic Congressmen staged a “sit-in” on the House of Representatives floor that disrupted the proceedings and forced Speaker Ryan to adjourn the House.

In a statement released today, 5th congressional district candidate Colm Willis blasted the protest. “This childish protest is not only counterproductive; it is stopping the people’s representatives from carrying out the business of the nation in the House of Representatives. After you lose a vote, you should work harder to win the next one rather than throw a tantrum on the House floor.” Continue reading

Posted by at 04:59 | Posted in Congress | 3 Comments

Our Rights Shall Not Be Infringed

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by Sen. Doug Whitsett

According to our constitutions, each American citizen possesses the unconditional, guaranteed right to own, keep and bear firearms.

The Second Amendment to the Unites States Constitution reads: “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

“Shall not be infringed” has clear meaning. It means no government shall encroach upon, interfere with, violate, disobey or disregarded the constitutionally guaranteed right of a citizen to own and bear firearms. Continue reading

Posted by at 06:56 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Gun Control | 6 Comments

OEBB drops $100 monthly fee on teachers for opting out of health benefits

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Oregon Senate Republicans

Salem, Ore. – Earlier this month, Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) sent a letter to the Oregon Educators Benefit Board (OEBB) asking the board to eliminate a proposed rule to impose a $100 fee per month per teacher or other public education employee who opts out of OEBB medical coverage.

On June 17, April Kelly, rules coordinator for OEBB, responded to Ferrioli saying OEBB had decided to drop the $100 monthly fee on educators for exercising their right to choose the medical coverage best suited for their families. Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Education, Oregon Senate | 1 Comment

Orlando terrorist attack: When the facts don’t fit the narrative

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by Dan Lucas

In the early hours of Sunday, June 12th, Omar Mir Seddique Mateen went into the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and murdered 49 people and wounded more than 50. Mateen was subsequently killed in a gunfight with police at the nightclub.

CBS News called it “the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil since 9/11.”

It now joins previous Islamic extremist terror attacks on U.S. soil in Garland, Texas, at the military installations in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and in San Bernardino, California – all in 2015. It joins the 2014 New York subway hatchet attack on police, the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, the Little Rock recruiting office shooting and the Fort Hood shooting in 2009, as well as the two attacks on the World Trade Center in 1993 and on 9/11 in 2001. Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Media, President Obama, Terrorism | 29 Comments

Portland School Board Schedules Book-Burning Party

By John A. Charles, Jr.

The Portland Public School board recently voted to prohibit textbooks or classroom materials questioning the mainstream thinking about climate change.

The decision has sparked an outpouring of commentary, with many writers supportive of the School Board.

However, the wording of the Board resolution should greatly concern parents of Portland public school students. Resolution No. 5272 is two pages long, but the most chilling part is the final sentence: Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Education, Global Warming | Tagged , | 23 Comments

Western Oregon BLM plan fails to consider risks, needs of O&C forests

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Society of American Foresters

The Bureau of Land Management’s proposed Resource Management Plan would limit the ability of foresters to ensure the health, resiliency and accessibility across much of the 2.5 million acres of Western Oregon O&C forests, according to a letter sent by the Oregon Society of American Foresters (OSAF) to BLM Director Neil Kornze.

The Society represents over 800 forestry professionals in the state.

OSAF expressed concerns with the agency’s plan to set aside as much as 80 percent of the O&C lands in reserves, where limited forest management activities such as timber harvests and thinning would occur. The foresters say the plan’s arbitrary and restrictive approach fails to recognize the diversity of the landscape and doesn’t consider the risks of wildfire, insects and disease to public and private forests within the O&C checkerboard: Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Natural Resources, Timber | 4 Comments

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