[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:
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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 [...]
As I posted earlier, coal producers are trying to secure approval to ship Powder River Basin (PRB) coal overseas to Asian markets, while environmental extremists are attempting to make this the Spotted Owl fight of modern times. The environmental movement has established this as their beachhead, and are pulling out all the stops. Their long t [...]
For the past several years, coal industry officials have been attempting to secure approval to ship coal from Pacific Northwest ports to expanding markets in Asia. This would entail approval
English: Northern Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis caurina). Six Rivers National Forest, NW California (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
to increase rail shipment [...]
[VIRAL VID] Dateline Salem Oregon – April 5, 2013: “You don’t know what freedom is because you never lost it!” With a pointed finger Manuel Martinez called out Anti-Gun Committee Leader Floyd Prozansky during heated testimony on Friday. You can bet Prozansky got the message.
To quote Mr. Martinez:
On Monday, the AP announced that Superintendent Dorn’s latest effort to avoid the consequences of losing Washington’s waiver from the federal education law, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), has failed. This means that school choice has arrived in Washington state. Parents with a child attending a school labelled as “needs to improve” under NCLB will be offered f
A competitive tax policy is not a “subsidy” that costs the state money. It is, rather, a pragmatic response to the marketplace, including the global competition for major industrial projects. Tax policies adopted in 2003 were essential for securing the 787. Extending those policies in 2013 helped to win the 777X.
As it turns out, holding onto a crumbling building, and even letting it slowly deteriorate, can be a terrific business proposition. As the surrounding neighborhood develops, growing in value by attracting new residents and businesses, a rundown piece of property can skyrocket in price.
What you missed due to my internets being shit. My apologies. 1. MH17 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtVEqShnZIY A tragic incident took place Thursday on the Ukrainian-Russian border. Flight MH17, a Boeing 777 passenger plane, was shot down; all 298 passengers are presumed dead. Contrary to prior reports, only one American is now believed to have been on bo
1) A U.S. compound was hit in a suicide bombing in Kabul. At least 3 “foreigners” are reported dead, and 8 are dead in total, including 4 militants. The bombing comes a day after a Taliban attack on the Kabul airport. Afghanistan is still under political upheaval during the vote audit. 2) […]
I cover them in detail at IJReview. See my post that reviews the MH17 flight shot down by separatisits, Christians fleeing Iraq and the extension of the Iranian talks. Catch up now with my weekly headline review.
Among Democrats who hope Hillary Clinton doesn’t run—and their number is larger than one might think—the complaints are familiar. Age and stamina are the obvious considerations. “Look at Obama’s hair color, just like George Bush’s,” says a prominent Washington insider. “Somebody who’s seventy shouldn’t be president. And I think that’s going to be an interest
Chelsea Clinton is the best known public figure that everybody seems to know nothing about. This is set to change as Chelsea emerges into a much larger role at the helm of the Clinton political machine, according to Daniel Halper’s newly released book Clinton, Inc.
Remember the Twin Cities light-rail line that was supposed to average 17 mph but, after testing, was scheduled for just 13-3/4 mph? It turns out that, in actual operation, it averages less than 12.5 mph. That means it takes 53 minutes to go from downtown Minneapolis to downtown St. Paul, 36 percent longer than the […]
An article in the Financial Times points out that about $10 trillion worth of wealth in the United States is phony, created by restrictive land-use laws that have pushed up the price of housing. Unfortunately, the article is behind a paywall, so most people won’t see it, but the author, Robin Harding, makes several good […]
As most Antiplanner readers know, Portlandia is a television comedy dedicated to making fun of the weird things that happen in Portland. The only problem is that (as actress Carrie Brownstone noted), “no matter how far out on a limb we went, we always ran into that person [in Portland] within two days.” Such is […]