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The Battle For The Soul Of The Republican Party

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  [5440 note: this is an adaptation of a presentation given by the author at the TechRoanoke Conference in Bellevue, WA, June 2014] There is a battle on for the soul of the GOP. But to clarify, I’m NOT going to be talking about the 800lb gorilla in the room. The factional infighting, the purity […]

You’ll Never Believe Where Saba Ahmed Showed Up

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On Monday, June 16, the Washington DC press got a glimpse of Saba Ahmed, and were all too eager to provide her the platform she craves. Conservatives in the Pacific Northwest are quite familiar with her tactics to distort and twist conservative messages, but she’s found new fertile ground as she’s relocated. Given the headlines […]

Guest Post: “RINO” vs. “Moderate Republican” | JSL Consulting

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My buddy John LaRosa has a compelling new post at his blog: “RINO” vs. “Moderate Republican” | JSL Consulting.   In case you haven’t noticed, there is a battle going on, and I’m not talking about the “war on” poverty, drugs, illiteracy or terror. The conflict I’m talking about is taking place within the Republican Party. In […]

Give It Up, Legacy Media

Give It Up, Legacy Media

A good working definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, always expecting a different result. By that definition, the American legacy media are collectively nuts. Note to legacy media: it may be about time to consider shutting the hell up. Let’s face it – you’ve never been right; you’ve been drooling […]

Oregon Patriots Rally For Gun Rights

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On Jan 19th, thousands of patriots rallied for “Guns Across America” in state capitols all across the nation, including Salem, Oregon.  They came to voice opposition to the Obama administration’s shameless exploitation of the tragic murder of innocent school children in order to punish law-abiding citizens’  by restricting their gun rights – the same administration that […]

National Guard Conducts Terror Drill That Portrays ‘Disgruntled’ 2nd Amendment Supporters As The Attackers

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So far, they’ve used Tea Partiers, Pro-lifers and Christian homeschoolers as the villains for these drills.  Now they’re implicating supporters of the 2nd Amendment as potential terrorists.  Are you starting to see a pattern here? WSAZ News reports: A dead science teacher, weapons of mass destruction, first responders in hazmat suits and the Ohio Army National Guard […]

5 Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW To Fight For Liberty

Sign up as a possible candidate for local office.  The next election is in May, when there will be several spots opening for school boards and other offices.  Many have gone uncontested in the past.  We need conservative candidates on all these boards! Become a Precinct Committee Person (PCP)and help us take over the GOP from the […]

Americans Can No Longer Afford Détente With The Socialist Left

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For decades after World War II, both parties followed an uneasy strategy of détente with the Soviet Union, trying to appease communist demands while appearing “reasonable.”   The Soviets played them for the suckers they were, increasingly demanding more accommodations as their strength and aggression grew. When Ronald Reagan burst onto the political scene, he threw détente out […]

Art Robinson announces bid for Oregon GOP chairmanship

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Awesome!  I honestly can’t think of anyone better! The Republican party in Oregon is currently run by an elitist “consultant class” of so-called “moderates” who continually water down conservative principles in the hopes of appearing more “centrist.”   It has cost them election after election, but they have refused to learn from their mistakes, preferring […]

Regarding Dick Armey | RedState

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For your consideration, from Erick Erickson: Regarding Dick Armey | RedState. This constant drip of stories about FreedomWorks is rather pathetic. So Dick Armey shows up with a gun toting security guard to launch a coup against FreedomWorks? OK. What’s telling is that Team Armey is doing a lot of talking to Mother Jones — […]

An Apology to Our Founding Fathers

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    My buddy Laurin posted this note on Facebook today, and I found it compelling enough to repost. Dear Founding Fathers: I’m sorry that after all we have been through as a nation that we cannot see when something is wrong under our very eyes. I’m sorry that we have become so dependent on […]

Media Ignores Union Violence, White House Refuses To Condemn It

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If Tea Partiers behaved like this, I guarantee Obama would have soundly condemned it and the footage would have been all over the news 24/7 for the next week. Instead, the media has done a nearly complete blackout: Last night, all the major television networks chose not to show footage of violent union members in […]

Boehner Declares War On Tea Party, Purges Fiscal Conservatives From House Committees

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It appears John Boehner doesn’t want fiscal conservatives anywhere near positions of power where they can challenge his compromises with the enemy. Francesca Chambers reports at Red Alert Politics: The fissure between the GOP establishment and Tea Party members in Congress blew wide open Monday evening when conservative members of Congress were suddenly removed from […]

Is This The Beginning Of A Republican Party Split?

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We may be looking at the beginning of a party split. Tea Partiers are fed up and dumping the party in droves, going unaffiliated, Independent, Constitution party or Libertarian.  We can’t accomplish anything if we’re fractured all over the place.   At some point the only way to bring back cohesion may be to start an […]

On His Way Out The Door: Adams Rubs Elbows With Racist

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Dateline Portland Oregon, November 16, 2012:  It’s as if his trist with Beau Breedlove, lying to his constituents to cover it up, and presiding over Occupy Portland‘s $2M+ violent destruction of the downtown area wasn’t enough.  Finishing up his tour as Mayor, Sam Adams has apparently decided that rubbing elbows with racists is the right way […]

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  • Editorial: The Cap is Out. Now What? March 31, 2015
    Electric vehicle tax and regulatory incentives, millions in technology investment through the Clean Energy Fund, incentives for solar and distributed energy, refocusing I-937 on carbon reduction and ending coal-by-wire — in any other year, this collection of bills would be considered the makings of a major deal. Even more remarkable: the coalescence of bipartisan support […]
  • Legislature Should Keep Simple Tool to Fight Medicaid Fraud March 31, 2015
    At issue is the state’s 2012 Medicaid False Claims Act, which included what’s known as a “qui tam” provision that allows the state Attorney General Office’s Medicaid fraud unit to share a portion of fraud recoveries with whistle-blowers. Whistle-blowers generally get about 8 percent. The post Legislature Should Keep Simple Tool to Fight Medicaid Fraud […]
  • Teachers Line Up to Oppose Use of Statewide Tests in Evaluations March 31, 2015
    Supporters of Senate Bill 5748 say the proposed changes would let Washington regain its waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind education law. Last year, Washington became the first state in the nation to lose its waiver. Without it, school districts in 2014-15 had to redirect about $40 million toward after-school tutoring, which is […]
  • Top 3 International Stories to Watch Today: Yemen, Iraq & Nigeria March 26, 2015
    1) As Houthi rebels continued to gain ground in Yemen this week, Saudi Arabia has decided to step in. The Saudis began “Operation Decisive Storm,” with 150,000 soldiers and a series of air attacks to drive back the Houthis from their positions. Iran has condemned the attacks. The turmoil inside Yemen could lead to great […]
  • Top International Stories to Watch Today: Denmark, Israel & Tunisia March 23, 2015
    1) After Denmark announced plans to add radar capability to some of its warships and participate in NATO’s missile shield, Russia made specific threats to target Danish ships. The missile shield is not directed as Russia but at other nuclear threats like Iran. Russia says the move is damaging to Russian-Danish relations and says it will carry out […]
  • Top International Stories to Watch Today: Syria, Pakistan & Germany March 18, 2015
    1) The U.S. reiterated that they are looking for a solution in Syria that will not include Assad (after Sec. of State Kerry said the opposite earlier this week). Syria claims they have downed a U.S. drone (that the U.S. admits is missing) for spying in an area where there are no ISIS militants.   […]
  • Autos, Cement, and Greenhouse Gases March 31, 2015
    America’s environmentalists place undue emphasis on the role of automobiles in greenhouse gas emissions. Their goal of trying to reduce emissions by getting people out of their cars is expensive, self-defeating, and probably unnecessary. According to the EPA, cars and light trucks emit less than 17 percent of the human-caused greenhouse gases produced in America. […]
  • Where Will the Money Come From? March 30, 2015
    During the Antiplanner’s visit to Washington DC last week, I tried to encourage people to think about the incentives created by federal transportation funding. But the first question on the minds of most of the people I talked with was, “How will we pay for highways and transit?” From outside the Beltway, this question almost […]
  • Federal Transit Inequities, Part 2 March 27, 2015
    A few weeks ago, the Antiplanner presented data showing that the distribution of federal transit dollars to urban areas was highly uneven, ranging from 26 cents per transit rider to $2.17 per transit rider. The main factor that appeared to make a difference was whether the urban area was building expensive new rail transit lines. […]