Decades of Appeasement Have Brought Us Nuclear North Korea

  The State Department is “white, male and Yale” Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL) This past week has seen a rapid escalation in the capabilities of North Korea to deliver nuclear weapons via intercontinental ballistic missiles (IBM) that can penetrate deep … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, North Korea, Preident Bill Clinton, President Donald Trump, President Obama, Progressivism, Secretary of State, Terrorism | 2 Comments

Rethinking the Filibuster

In Monday’s edition of the Wall Street Journal Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) called for the elimination of the filibuster in the United States Senate. Mr. Biggs may want to rethink his position although his complaints are absolutely valid. Mr. Biggs … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Congress, Filibuster, Government Abuse, Government reform, Republican Party | Leave a comment

McCain Torpedoes Repeal of Obamacare: Is Tax Reform Next?

If you are looking for the person primarily responsible for the failure of the Senate Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare, look no further than that perpetual pain-in-the-ass Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) who cast the deciding vote to ensure its … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Death taxes, Donald Trump, McCain, President Donald Trump, Republican Party, Tax Reform | 3 Comments

The Republicans Cannot Repeal Obamacare

Republicans announced that the United States Senate will vote this week on the repeal and replacement of Obamacare.  I doubt it, but it they do it will fail.  The Senate may then vote on just the repeal of Obamacare.  Again … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:35 | Posted in Congress, Donald Trump, Federal Government, Government Regulation, Health & Human Services, Health Care Reform | 2 Comments

Is There Corruption of the Election System?

Several years ago while at a dinner party, the conversation got around to the burden that illegal immigration was putting on the country’s welfare system.  The hostess, a generally thoughtful and well reasoned person, disagreed asserting that she had worked … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, 2018 Election, Corruption, Fake News, Gov. Kitzhaber, Gov. Kulongoski, Illegal Immigration, Public Employee Unions | 3 Comments

The Low Lifes of Politics

The coarseness of political debate has been increasing steadily for decades.  It has now reached the point where much of the dialogue encourages violence.  And that coarseness is not generated from the worker in the factory, the farmers in their … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 1st Amendment, Donald Trump, Fake News, Free Speech, Hillary Clinton, Leadership | 1 Comment

Trump and McCartney: Dubious Rumors

You may remember when The Beatles Paul McCartney died in 1966 as a result of injuries sustained in the fiery crash of his Aston Martin sports car.  It was all over the news. The car was never recovered and neither … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Bernie Sanders, CIA, Donald Trump, Ethics, Fake News, Hillary Clinton, Media Bais, President Donald Trump, President Obama, Progressivism | 3 Comments

Free Speech and Public Employee Unions

In the pointless political correct world of the country’s ruling elites, the United States Supreme Court struck a blow for Free Speech under the First Amendment.  Under former President Barack Obama a series of white men and women occupying the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Bill of Rights, Free Speech, Judicial Activism, Liberalism, Neil Gorsuch, Public Employee Unions, U.S. Supreme Court | 4 Comments

Portland:  Groupthink and Violence

Portland – not Oregon, just Portland – is one of the most liberal cities in America. Portland (Multnomah County) has about 515,000 registered voters – nearly 54% are Democrats and less than 13% are Republicans.  Many of the remaining 33% … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Liberalism, Political Correctness, Portland, Portland Politics | 8 Comments

Hillary: A Woman Scorned

Lost in the uproar over the United State’s withdrawal from the Paris accords and the renewal of Islamic terrorists’ attacks in Great Britain is the pitiful story of former Secretary of State and once (well actually twice) and future Democrat … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Bernie Sanders, Corruption, Hillary Clinton, Preident Bill Clinton, President Donald Trump, President Obama, Scandals | 2 Comments

The Mental State of the Washington Political Elites

I’m always looking for new words and I found a doozy this past week in a conversation I was having with a friend of mine in the medical profession.  The word is idiopathic and in medical terms “relates to or … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Liberalism, Media Bais, Preident Bill Clinton, President Donald Trump, President Obama, Progressivism, Trump Derangement Syndrome | 1 Comment

The Real State of Employment in Oregon

A recent article in The Oregonian reported that Portland (apparently for The Oregonian that is all there is in the state) was reaching “full employment” and that economic growth will now slow down.  Well The Oregonian did not so much … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Bush/Obama Recession, Economy, Employment, Fake News, Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Neil Goldschmidt, Jobs, Media, Media Bais, Poverty, President Obama | 1 Comment

Pre-existing Conditions Canard

Canard, red-herring, fabrication, hoax, exaggeration, and the list could go on and on regarding pre-existing conditions being debated as a part of the effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).  To listen to the Democrats and the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Health Care Reform, Obamacare | 6 Comments

President Trump’s Tax Reform Proposal Needs Work

Last week President Donald Trump unveiled his tax reform proposal.  It was a broad outline and, as usual, the devil will be in the details.  However, I am encouraged that it is a step in the right direction.  But it … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Tax Reform, Taxes | 1 Comment

Political Correctness Driven to the Absurd

Rigid adherence to any political ideology will ultimately produce foolish results.  For instance the accepted norm for conservatives is to oppose abortion on demand while supporting imposition of the death penalty.  I have been a conservative all of my adult … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Government Abuse, Government Spending, Government Waste, Liberalism, Political Correctness, Portland Politics, Progressivism | 6 Comments

Forrest Gump and CalPERS

The California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) is in financial trouble.  It’s nothing new.  CalPERS, like the public employees retirement systems in big spender states (e.g. Oregon, Illinois, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and others) have succumbed to the escalating wage and benefit … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Government Abuse, Government corruption, Government Waste, PERS, Progressivism, Public Employee Unions, Public Employees Retirement System | 1 Comment

Government Investing Social Security Funds

Monday’s Wall Street Journal (April 10, 2017) carried competing opinion pieces regarding “Should the Social Security Trust Fund Be Allowed to Invest in Stocks.”  It is an interesting debate that surprisingly finds the left supporting stock market investment and the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Congress, Federal Budget, Federal Government, Government Abuse, Government Spending, Social Security, Transparency | 4 Comments

Gorsuch and the Filibuster: A Teachable Moment

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced this weekend that the Senate would confirm Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch by Friday.  He stated that it is up to the Democrats to determine whether they will filibuster Mr. Gorsuch’s nomination … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Congress, Filibuster, Government Abuse, Leadership, Neil Gorsuch | 1 Comment

Wanted: A New National Party

Last Friday the congressional Republicans failed to “repeal and replace” Obamacare – a promise that they have been making for nearly seven years.  A promise upon which they ran for seven years.  A promise for which they always had an … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Economy, GOP, Government reform, Obamacare, President Donald Trump, Progressivism, Republican Party | 1 Comment

Trimming the Budget While Trimming Taxpayer Funds for Democrats

All hell has broken loose amongst the OMG chorus as President Donald Trump has proposed a series of cuts, including elimination of a handful of federal programs, as an offset to needed increases in military spending.  Eight years of President … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Congress, Federal Budget, Government Spending, Government Waste, Liberalism, Military Spending, Preident Bill Clinton, President Donald Trump, President Obama, Progressivism, Public Employee Unions | 2 Comments

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