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Monthly archives for April, 2010

Anti-Tea Party Teacher Back in the Classroom

Anti-Tea Party Teacher Back in the Classroom

Can you imagine if he had done the same thing to a liberal group, making death threats and encouraging identity theft?  There’s no way they’d allow him to ever set foot in a classroom again! Fox News reports 3: The anti-Tea Party middle school teacher who is the focus of two investigations on allegations that […]

Tea Partiers Seek ‘Teachable Moment,’ Not Oregon Teacher’s Job

Tea Partiers Seek ‘Teachable Moment,’ Not Oregon Teacher’s Job

I’ll have to respectfully disagree with Geoff Ludt on this one. It makes for great PR for the Tea Party, but this is a disturbed individual and I sure wouldn’t want him teaching MY kids! I would agree with not calling for him to be fired if a) his job didn’t involve shaping the ideas […]

Hundreds gather at Tea Parties across Oregon

Hundreds gather at Tea Parties across Oregon

This year the Oregon Tea Party decided to hold several rallies across the state, with the Portland groups split up across dozens of freeway overpasses so that commuters would be sure to see them on their way home.  Fox 12 Oregon reported on it here. Here are some pictures from our local Tea Party at an overpass […]

Mother speaks at Salem, Oregon Tea Party

Mother speaks at Salem, Oregon Tea Party

Kristina Ribali, a mother and patriot, speaks at the Salem, Oregon Tea Party on the Capitol steps.  As a mother, I couldn’t agree more! View on YouTube Cross posted at ThoughtsFromAConservativeMom.com Motherhood Is Political Patriot housewives leading the charge Moms to the Barricades Like this:Like Loading…

“Party Crasher” identified as Oregon school teacher

“Party Crasher” identified as Oregon school teacher

A few days ago I blogged about the “Mad Hatter”, the administrator of an anti-Tea Party website called crashtheteaparty.org, and his plans to infiltrate and sabotage the April 15th Tea Parties. “The Mad Hatter” has since been identified as Jason Levin, a middle school teacher in Beaverton, Oregon.  I wonder what Beaverton parents think of this radical […]

No surprise: Multnomah County one of nation’s most liberal

No surprise: Multnomah County one of nation’s most liberal

As Multnomah County goes, so goes the state of Oregon.  We have our work cut out for us! From Jeff Mapes at the Oregonian: Multnomah County is the nation’s 16th most liberal county, according to the Daily Caller. You have to figure that a county where Barack Obama beat John McCain 77 percent to 20 […]

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  • The Future of Oil April 17, 2015
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  • Oregon’s Next Bad Idea April 16, 2015
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  • Back in the Air Again April 15, 2015
    The Antiplanner is flying to Dallas today to participate in a Cato event tomorrow. My topic will be “Maintaining the Texas Miracle,” a subject I previously covered in Austin (clicking on the link downloads an 8-mb PowerPoint show). On Friday, I’ll give essentially the same presentation in Houston. In both cities, I seem to be […]