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REPORT: Billionaire Tom Steyer At Heart Of Kitzhaber Scandal

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The Washington Times reports today that billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer was connected to the off-books payment received by Cylvia Hayes that started the scandal. In the Friday edition of the Washington times, a report has dug deep into the connections between Democratic Governor John Kitzhaber, his First Lady and environmental activist Cylvia Hayes, and […]

UPDATE: Two Huge Developments In The Kitzhaber Scandal

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This afternoon, two major breaking news items hit back to back, indicating that the water is reaching full boil under Democratic Governor John Kitzhaber. So far, all indications are that he’s still digging in his heels, but he appears to be in significant legal trouble. The Kitzhaber scandal is about to get a whole lot […]

How Local Government Works – Or Doesn’t – Might Just Make Your Head Explode

How Local Government Works – Or Doesn’t – Might Just Make Your Head Explode

Public information. What is that? A great working definition, as it pertains to government is: All information originating from the field of work of the public sector bodies and occurring in the form of a document, a case, a dossier, a register, a record or other documentary material drawn up by the body, by the […]

Help Relaunch 54° 40′ Or Fight!

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We have an aggressive marketing plan to relaunch 54° 40′ Or Fight! – and we need your help! This includes moving it back to WordPress, buying server space, advertising, email marketing and a whole host of other proactive efforts. The goal is to make 54° 40′ Or Fight! the premier online portal in the Northwest, […]

Daylight Dissed! Oregonian Trots Out Smear Expert To Attack Citizen Journalist.

Oregonian reporter Harry Esteve smeared City of Springfield. Had to apologize on TV and in print.

You have to laugh about the Oregonian trotting out their most egregious hit-piece artist to attack me because I caught Governor Kitzhaber … wait for it … shopping for eggplant!  I ran into the Governor while he was at shopping at QFC and YouTubed the bizarre coincidence for laughs, and because well, it’s my First Amendment […]

Super Hales! Portland’s Mayor Goes Toe-to-Toe With Violent Anarchists!

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Dateline March 16, 2013 – Portland Oregon.  Portland’s Mayor Charlie Hales Appeared out of nowhere last night to confront a group violent anarchists in downtown Portland!    Into a nearby phone booth, wait, it’s SUPER HALES!  What a set of brass ones!  Charle exchanged words with them until they got visceral.  Well dressed, coiffed clean and […]

Burdick Lies Again! “Creepy” Staffer Develops Dossier on Reporter.

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Dateline Portland, Oregon March 13, 2013:  Senator Burdick has now lied again.  After indicating she would have no further comment addressing her previous deceptions, she has gone on to grant another interview.  Also, her “creepy” staff has begun doing background checks on reporters. Left (stock):  Friday 3/8 9:32 AM Burdick:  ”We’re not going to talk […]

Million Mind-Numb March?: Head of Gun Grabbing Group Has No Idea What’s In The Legislation

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[With VIDEO] Dateline March 3, 2013 – Eugene Oregon:  The 15-year leader of a prominent anti-gun group has no idea what’s in what might be the most visible, egregious anti-gun bill ever seen in the State.  Betsy Steffensen, the Chair Person for Million Mom March appeared as a featured speaker before the Ceasefire Oregon Rally, held […]

Eugene’s Gun Grabbing Mayor – “Ban All Military-Style Assault Weapons and High Capacity Magazines”

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[WITH VIDEO] Dateline March 3, 2013 – Eugene, Oregon:  The Mayor of Eugene Oregon is calling for “the banning of all military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.”  The Honorable Kitty Piercy made the demand at an outside rally of the anti-gun group “Cease Fire Oregon,” held today in the state’s second largest city.  Cease Fire Oregon […]

Sarcastic Knife Ban Bill Introduced In Oregon

Oregon State Senator Brian Boquist has submitted legislation, jokingly, that would require a criminal and mental background check of any prospective knife buyer. Thumbprints would be needed and the knife would be registered under the name of the buyer. More ridiculously sarcastic, a whole new department would be created to handle the knife background checks, […]

Frosh Rep On Latest Burdick Gun Grab: “It’s Not Going Anywhere!”

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Dateline Portland Oregon February 23, 2013:  Democratic State Representative Ben Unger offers no support for the latest effort by Democratic Senator Ginny Burdick to grab guns from law abiding Oregonians.  Unger made this clear at an informal “COFFEE WITH YOUR REP!” event held at BJ’s Coffee in Forest Grove Oregon.  HB3200 co-sponsored by a number […]

Democrat Townhall Shuts Down Gun Debate

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An eastside Portland townhall put on by state Senator Rod Monroe and state Representatives Jeff Reardon and Jessica Vega Pederson falls apart as they stop taking questions from pro-gun supporters, and they waffle on answering the few questions that had been asked. Mr. Monroe and Mr. Reardon are both sponsors of Oregon’s HB 3200, which […]

PROMINENT DEM TO GUN EXPERT: “HAVE YOU CONSULTED A PSYCHIATRIST?”

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New Daylight Disinfectant Video:  File this one under tolerance of the Left!  At a meeting today of the Washington County Public Affairs Forum a prominent Democrat and former candidate for State Representative went on the record to call Kevin Starrett Founder of the Oregon Firearms Federation crazy.  “Have You Consulted a Psychiatrist?” insults Lee Coleman.  See the full […]

Liberal Loony Lefty Lady (L4) Debates Pro-Gunners

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Dateline Salem Oregon – January 19, 2013:  “You don’t even know what you want to ban!”  So begins the debate between “Liberal Looney Lefty Lady” (L4) and a well informed group of pro-gunners.  The impromptu interaction occurred following the “Guns Across America Rally” held in front of the Oregon State Capitol Building in Salem Oregon […]

PORTLAND’S ANTI-GUN RALLY FLOP

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Dateline Portland Oregon – February 9, 2013:  Portland held it’s “One Million Mom’s for Gun Control Rally,” today at Portland City Hall.  Small problem:  instead of a Million looks like less than a hundred people showed up.  Compare this to the Pro-Gun rallies which have dawn crowds of over a thousand.  The thinly spread crowd carried signs and were prodded […]

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