Oprah, Postmodernism and Shit Hole Nations

  Two seemingly disparate events occurred this past week that are in fact, albeit hypocritically, linked. In the first instance, Hollywood actress and mega-talk show hostess delivered a stirring “call to action” speech at the Golden Globes event. She called … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Corruption, Ethics, Free Speech, immigration, Individual Responsiblity, Liberalism, Political Correctness, Postmodernism, Progressivism | 1 Comment

Portland Progressives and the Nanny State

  Seemingly forever Oregon has existed under the yoke of the far-left liberal/progressive wing of the Democrat party headquartered in the Portland metropolitan area. So dominant are these Democrats that they have gerrymandered the legislative districts into a virtual spoke … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Columbia River Crossing, Cover Oregon, Government Accountability, Government Overreach, Government Waste, Liberalism, Nanny State, Oregon Government, Portland, Portland Politics, Progressivism, Welfare State | 2 Comments

Tax Reform Denied to Oregonians

Just before Christmas, the United States Congress passed, and President Donald Trump signed into law, the first significant tax reduction and simplification since President Ronald Reagan’s presidency. I use the term “simplification” purposefully because “tax reform” is a term that … Continue reading

Posted by at 08:01 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Government reform, Government Waste, Liberalism, PERS, Progressivism, Tax Reform | 1 Comment

Congressional Secret Sexual Harassment Fund Is Tip of the Iceberg

  Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL) was recently sentenced to five years in prison for fraud involving over $800,000, According to The Washington Post: “Corrine Brown, a former longtime United States representative from Florida, was sentenced to five years in prison … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Corruption, Ethics, Gov. Neil Goldschmidt, Government Accountability, Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Liberalism, Preident Bill Clinton, Rep. David Wu, Scandals | 1 Comment

Death With Dignity

In 1994, Oregon’s overwhelmingly Democrat majority approved by a narrow margin Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act. It is euphemistically named thusly as if government approval of a form of suicide makes it dignified. (Not uncharacteristic of liberal/progressive rationale, all other … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Assisted suicide, Ethics, Individual Responsiblity, Liberalism, Oregon Government, Progressivism, Religion | 1 Comment

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

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

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

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

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

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

On the Inauguration of Donald J. Trump

This Friday, January 20, at noon Eastern Standard Time, Donald J. Trump will be sworn into service as the Forty-fifth President of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts of the United States Supreme Court.  While the traditions of … Continue reading

Posted by at 04:12 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Liberalism, McCain, Preident Bill Clinton, President Obama, Progressivism | Leave a comment

Jacking the Trump Train

The other day I was asked whether I was on the “Trump Train.”  I had to think about that for a minute or two.  NO, I am not on the “Trump Train” but YES, I am going to vote for … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Congress, Corruption, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Liberalism, Preident Bill Clinton, President Obama, Republican Party | Leave a comment

More Droppings on the 2016 Campaign Trail

Trump’s Bromance With Putin I am fascinated by the media’s obsession with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s views of Russian President Vladmir Putin.  The media narrative is that Mr. Trump “admires” Mr. Putin and by implication would yield to Mr. … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Donald Trump, Ethics, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Liberalism, Preident Bill Clinton, President Obama, Progressivism | 4 Comments

Saving Bend

We were in Bend last weekend. We love being in Bend. What’s not to like? The setting reminds us of Whitefish, Montana, where we were married forty plus years ago. Few places can rival Bend for its rugged natural beauty, … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Deadbeats and panhandlers, Drug Abuse, Individual Responsiblity, Law Enforcement, Liberalism, Political Correctness, Progressivism | 5 Comments

Calling All Sex Offenders: Oregon Awaits

Are you a sexual deviant? Are you a serial rapist? A child molester? A sexual predator? Well welcome to Oregon, the government has got your back. Have you repeatedly raped a thirteen year old child over a three year period? … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Corruption, Cylvia Hayes, Education, Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Kitzhaber, Gov. Neil Goldschmidt, Liberalism, Mayor Sam Adams, Oregon Government, Preident Bill Clinton, Sex Offenders | 479 Comments

Tumult in Turkey: Obama’s Latest Mistake

Last Saturday elements of the Turkish military, intent on removing President Recep Erdogan from power, staged an attempted coup.  It failed primarily because, for the first time in a long list of Turkish coups, the military failed to act as … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Foreign Relations, Hillary Clinton, Iran, Israel, Leadership, Liberalism, President Obama | 3 Comments

Free Speech and Liberal Repression

One of the pillars of freedom is free speech. Without it a democracy becomes an oligarchy (rule by the elite) and from there devolves to a kakistocracy (rule by the least competent). Free speech only exists when the public has … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 1st Amendment, First Amendment, Free Speech, Global Warming, Government Abuse, Hillary Clinton, Liberalism, Obamacare, Oregon Supreme Court, President Obama, Progressivism, Transparency | 39 Comments

Full Employment Act of 2016: Dealing with Cheats

I like to think of myself as a rational human being. But there are a few things that drive me to irrationality simply by their frequency, duration, and in-your-face public display. In this case we are talking about the abuse … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Employment, Government Abuse, Liberalism, Portland, Progressivism, Satire | 5 Comments

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