Right From the Start
No one would accuse me of being a feminist. Not because I am a misogynist but because I’m not a liberal and I don’t support taxpayer funded abortion on demand. It is a disqualifier that I proudly share with Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina – a person who epitomizes the real concept of feminism – a person who by her own skill, talent and hard work rose to very highest ranks of business, becoming the first woman to head a top twenty publicly traded company – Hewlett-Packard (HP).
Several weeks ago OregonCatalyst asked several of us to handicap the Republican presidential primary contestants. In my response on Ms. Fiorina I stated:
“ACCOMPLISHED!! All in capital letters. As a businesswoman, she sets the gold standard for men and women alike. For a private citizen Ms. Fiorina has more international experience and accomplishments than Hillary Clinton had as Secretary of State. And as a leader she sets a tone of firm reasonableness pointed at defined and justifiable goals. She is the total package. She knows how to organize, incentivize and lead complex organizations. She is my favorite candidate.”
by NW Spotlight
Donald Trump was not expected to do very well in the crowded field of 2016 Republican presidential candidates. He was barely on the radar of national pundits, and here at Oregon Catalyst he came in at #10 in our picks back at the end of July.
But Trump continues to dominate the polling – in recent polling he was up over 30% and his closest rival was Ben Carson at just under 17%. All other GOP candidates had under 10%.
So far he has been immune to attacks and Teflon in his ability to do things that would tank traditional presidential candidates. If anything, his flaunting of political correctness has seemed to help him in the polls! Politico is crediting Trump with “shaping American policy.” Continue reading
The Trump effect is big enough to create spin-off ads as seen below by the U.S.-Mexico soccer ad (using Trump’s speech) and the latest one from GOP Candidate Carly Forina who is spinning off Trump’s most unkind “look at her face” comments.
See both TV ads below:
By Kathryn Hickok
Students across Oregon are back in school. Have you ever thought about how important it is where a child goes to school? After their family, the greatest influence on children as they grow up is usually their school.
Private scholarship programs like the Children’s Scholarship Fund-Portland help elementary children from lower-income families choose the school that is right for them. CSF-Portland has helped nearly 700 Oregon kids get a “hand up” in private, parochial, and home school educational settings. Continue reading
by Dan Lucas
Ughh. Charges were recently dismissed against 67-year-old Terry Bean, who had been “indicted for sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy in 2013.”
Willamette Week reported “The reason for the dismissal was that the alleged victim declined to testify as a witness against Bean in court.” According to The Oregonian “The boy doesn’t want to testify and attempted suicide because he’s traumatized by the prospect of being forced into court.” Bean had agreed to pay the teenage boy $225,000 and to be tested for a “quite extensive” series of STD as part of a civil settlement to get the charges dropped. Continue reading
Oregon Senate Republicans
California Billionaire Tom Steyer’s Role in Demise of Transportation Package Reveals Democrat Corruption
Salem, OR – As the six-month filing period for state office opened on Thursday, Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) has a message for those seeking election to serve the people of Oregon in 2016.
“If you want to be in the legislature; if you want to be governor; if you want to be secretary of state or treasurer; you need to be committed to prioritizing Oregonians over special interests,” said Ferrioli. “Corruption, scandal, and placing special interests above Oregonians plagued the 2015 Legislative Session under the leadership of one party rule. Ultimately, this led to the demise of a transportation package. Oregonians deserve better.” Continue reading
by Lars Larson
America marks the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks today even as the President of the United States celebrates the deal that paves the way to nuclear weapons in Iran.
Now that should make you pause.
Have we learned nothing? 14 years ago it was boarding passes and box cutters that allowed Islamic radicals to murder nearly three thousand Americans on our own soil. You’d think the reaction would have been to make America more secure against attacks.
The same President, who crowed about America’s success in Iraq four years ago, pulled all the troops out, allowed the rise of the Islamic state, drew red lines he never intended to enforce and now plans to welcome to America a crowd of Syrian refugees who are likely to include at least a few new Jihadis. Continue reading