[5440 note: reprinted in full by permission of the author. Original post: Hidden Agenda | the whitestick papers.]
There always have been, and always will be, sub-groups within the Republican Party. Some are based on demographic similarities; Young Republicans, College Republicans, the Federation of Republican Women and the like. Most of these [...]
The flags of the United States of America and the State of Oregon, flying side-by-side in Portland, Oregon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A new report released today shows that Oregon ranks near the top of all states in special tax breaks, loopholes and corporate cronyism. The report shows that, by choosing winners and losers in the economy and at [...]
Oregon Planned Parenthood gives a 15 year old advice on BDSM, other sexual practices.
From the Oregon Is A National Embarrassment Files, #5,792,430:
The undercover video, “SEXED: Dangerous Sex Advice for Kids (Episode 3),” is part of Live Action’s nationwide campaign to spread awareness of Planned Parenthood’s track record of offering advice [...]
[Reposted from my blog at http://hillsboroerik.com .]
Today we continue our discussion of the politically biased and racist Equity training materials, provided by the organization “Uniting To Understand Racism”, that I began describing in my last blog. These materials have been used to train staff members in how to achieve Equit [...]
More details are emerging in the ongoing drama of fingerpointing between Governor John Kitzhaber, Cover Oregon, ObamaCare and software developer Oracle. KATU reported on Sunday evening that, according to Oracle, the Cover Oregon site that they built was functional and ready to use in February 2014, and was only shut down for political reasons [...]
Yes, that’s right. Our friends at Digitas Daily captured the video of Earl Blumenauer (Socialist-Portlandia) grandstanding in Congress the other day, blaming the IRS targeting scandal on a lack of funding. As one observer noted, “I’m sure they were just about to get around to targeting the liberal non-profits before they ran [...]
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 sh [...]
In a development that seems to have been seriously underreported, Oregon gov. Retread last week issued a press release in which he states that if you tried to purchase health insurance through Cover Oregon but failed, you may be eligible for a retroactive tax credit if you subsequently purchased a plan directly from an insurance provider.
English: John Kitzhaber (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This morning, The Taxpayers Association of Oregon issued a press release highlighting two polls on John Kitzhaber, showing that his reelection bid is in deep trouble. The bad news for John Kitzhaber is a continuation of a strong trend among Oregon voters that show just how badly Kitzhaber̵ [...]
At the Multnomah County Fair today, Republican nominee for Senate Monica Wehby was in the crowd to meet and talk to voters. Also in the crowd was Jon Friedman, the Democrat tracker previously identified as assigned by the DPO to follow Dr. Wehby around as much as possible in order to film her every move. Friedman showed up again yoday, but he [...]
The Salem-Keizer Sentinel is reporting this evening that David Darnell, Republican candidate for Oregon House District 18, has been cleared of any wrong doing in his voter’s pamphlet statement by the Secretary of State, despite a complaint filed and negative campaign literature to the contrary:
May 17, 2014
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[5440 note: originally published 5 March 13 at WatchdogWire.org/Oregon. This post has been reproduced in its entirety here for the sake of posterity.]
Senator Ginny Burdick (D-18) has long been a proponent of regulating the purchase and ownership of firearms. As we reported last week, gun legislation has been a very hot topic in Oregon during [...]
This is a response to the recent ad campaign by Cover Oregon.
As native Oregonians, we found it strange that a large-scale, federally-funded ad campaign is trying to twist the meaning of “the Oregon Spirit.”
Quoting the Oregonian – ‘Mark Ray, co-owner and creative director of North [who created the ad campaign], said t [...]
In response to the growing scandal around the IRS controversy of targeting of tax exempt status of conservative non-profit groups for extensive scrutiny, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) released a statement on May 15. While Merkley’s statement denounced the actions, he left more questions than answers regarding a 2012 letter he cosigned that dem [...]
As I’ve documented in previous posts, the organized environmental left is marshalling forces to oppose Powder River Basin (PRB) coal exports to Asia via ports in the Pacific Northwest. Despite their best efforts at fear mongering about supposed environmental effects, local officials are beginning to push back against the prevailing narr [...]
Labor Day is a celebration of the incredible contributions of America’s working people. Several of the regional AFL-CIO central labor councils across Washington state are planning Labor Day picnics and events on Monday, Sept. 1 to celebrate and honor the working men and women who are the foundation of this state’s economy.
I wrote a fun little top 10 list over at PIE last week. It is a list of stupid political moments in the past year almost as ridiculous as the indictment charges against Rick Perry. Go check it out. Photo by eschipul
This piece was originally written for the former conservative youth blogging and news site, Resist44 on June 21, 2012. Yesterday afternoon, word reached the U. S. news sources that Hosni Mubarak, former President of Egypt, had a stroke and was then pronounced clinically dead. Not more than an hour later, conflicting reports began coming in […]
1) Human rights investigators from the U.N. have condemned the Syrian government and ISIS militants for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of civilians by chemical weapons and conventional weapons. On the ground in Syria, social media reports say the so-called Islamic State has taken a Syrian military based, and is holding Syrians hostage. […]
Paul Krugman argues that housing costs, not taxes, are what is drawing people to Georgia and Texas and away from California and New York. He’s partly right, but he’s mostly wrong. What he fails to see is that the same impulse that attempts to control land uses in California, making housing expensive, also makes unduly […]
Utah Transit Authority executives are overcompensated, the agency has underfunded its high rail maintenance costs, its bus service has suffered due to financial constraints, concludes the Utah State Legislative Auditor. Moreover, as reported in the Salt Lake Tribune, the agency’s fare structure makes the poor subsidize the rich, which the agency has signed c
Planners predicted that Norfolk’s Tide light-rail line, which opened in 2011 60 percent over budget and 16 months behind schedule, would stimulate economic development along its route. But little development is taking place, so the Virginian Pilot has come up with a grand idea: reduce fares by two thirds. That, the paper’s editorial writers guesstimate, […]