The End of the Republican Majority

  As the United States Senate returns after yet another vacation its workload has been increased dramatically by President Donald Trump. I’m still not on the Trump Train but I do admire his work ethic and now his expectation that … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2018 Election, Congress, Illegal Immigration, immigration, Leadership, Obamacare, President Donald Trump, President Obama, Tax Reform | 6 Comments

And the Forest Fires Rage On

Recent headlines dealing with the explosion of wildfires in Northern California, including the deaths of over eleven people and the destruction of over 1500 residential and commercial structures, reminded me of the incompetence of the environmental community in general and … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Federal Government, Government Waste, Liberalism, Natural Resources, Progressivism, Timber | Leave a comment

Public Employee Unions Are on the Wane

We are about to be reminded that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the individual even at the expense of large institutions – particularly political institutions, like the Democrat Party and its financial arm, the public employees … Continue reading

Posted by at 08:00 | Posted in Bill of Rights, First Amendment, Neil Gorsuch, Public Employee Unions, Samuel Alito | 1 Comment

McCain: A Harbinger of Republican Defeats in the Senate

Were you surprised when Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) announced that he would vote against the latest attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare authored by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA)? No, neither was I. In fact the only … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, 2018 Election, McCain, Obamacare, President Donald Trump, Republican Party | 3 Comments

Rand Paul and Obamacare Replacement

  It must be nice to be Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and live your life where only “perfect” is acceptable and mere progress is bad. The Senate Republicans are close to taking up a last ditch effort to repeal Obamacare … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Health Care Reform, Obamacare, Republican Party, Sen. Rand Paul | 2 Comments

The Least Authentic Politician of Our Time

“I was just gobsmacked, wiped out.” Former Democrat Presidential Nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton Shortly after I returned to Oregon to become the state vice president for the telephone company (lo those many years ago) we won a significant legal victory … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Benghazi, Bernie Sanders, Corruption, Ethics, Hillary Clinton, Media Bais, President Donald Trump | 2 Comments

Congress: Hand Wringing vs. Resolving Problems

  Congress has already demonstrated that it is incapable of resolving any complex issue. The Democrats, succumbing to the guile of former President Barack Obama, gave us Obamacare which has, as predicted, virtually destroyed healthcare coverage for the middle class. … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Congress, Debt Ceiling, Federal Budget, Foreign Relations, Hurricane Harvey, North Korea, Obamacare, Preident Bill Clinton, President Donald Trump, President Obama, Tax Reform, Trump Derangement Syndrome | 2 Comments

The Ugliness of Those Bent on Violence

  “Yes, in the end, you will walk out. Because 100,000 Englishmen simply cannot control 350 million Indians, if those Indians refuse to cooperate” Mahatma Ghandi On August 12, 2017, a group of white supremacists, neo-nazis, and allied thugs and … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in First Amendment, Free Speech, Liberalism, Political Correctness, President Donald Trump, Progressivism | 9 Comments

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

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