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RIP DALE MATTHEWS
By now you may have heard that Dale Matthews passed away. We used to talk often about his government accountability efforts that he posted on Bad County dot com. I called him up a few weeks ago, and had him on the air just because folks were telling me that he was in jail, in trouble, ALL sorts of rumors. Dale was that kind of a lightning rod, and I’m sure a number of officials felt the sting of his camera’s eye. I admired his tenacity. He backed off from the public meetings, telling me that he had lost most of his friends over the work. I’m saddened that he died alone. RIP, Dale. If only the mainstream media would be HALF the burr under the saddle of the powerful that you were, there would be less garbage slid by We The People. His was a long, lonely road.
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 12-9-2016:
6:15: Liz Peek, Wall Street veteran and columnist for FoxNews.com and The Fiscal Times, joins the show. What kind of President will Donald Trump be? Some say that he is channeling Ronald Reagan. Liz Peek says, “Not so fast.” She says that The Donald is more near LBJ.
Read more right about it, here at TheFiscalTimes.com. And, you can read Liz’s articles on FoxNews.com.
7:10: Joe Guzzardi from Californians for Population Stabilization chats with Bill. California governor Jerry Brown wants to sign legislation that would make California an “official,” Sanctuary state, though current U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says that California is already out of compliance with federal law.
Read Joe’s article: “High Noon for America’s Sanctuary Cities.”
7:20: The Outdoor Report with Mr. Outdoors himself, Greg Roberts from RogueWeather.com.
7:40: Mr. X. crack researcher and expert on Gang Green’s Sustainable Development shenanigans, leaves the safety of his secret bunker, and joins Bill, live in studio.
Mr. X has evidence that yesterday’s topic discussed with Anastasia Boden of the Pacific Legal Foundation ties directly into the Green Mafia’s “Sustainable Development,” agenda.
MEETING YOU NEED TO COMMENT AGAINST – Carbon Tax Plan
Date: Monday, December 19
Time: 1pm – 4pm (ending time dependent upon comments received)
Location: 800 NE Oregon St., Portland Oregon 97232, Room 1A
For more information about this study, and to download a copy of this draft, visit our webpage at:
8:10: Andy Roth, Vice President of Government Affairs at the Club For Growth joins the show by phone.
This week a group of U.S. Senators “are leading the last-ditch effort to require American iron and steel be used in certain drinking water projects.” The Hill: Dems Introduce ‘Buy America’ Amendment to Water Bill
While “Buy America” sounds great, Club for Growth, the nation’s largest free-enterprise advocacy group, advocating limited government and lower taxes, argues in this opinion piece that buying American isn’t good for Americans. WHY ‘BUY AMERICA’ ISN’T GOOD FOR AMERICANS
8:40: Michael Shaw of Premiere Packaging & Shipping comes into the studio. Christmas is almost here, and you, your friends, your loved ones and other will be shipping off packages. Michael and Bill will tell you how to get your packages shipped off, and to their destination by Christmas.
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 12-8-2016:
7:10: Anastasia Boden, a staff attorney with the Pacific Legal Foundation joins the show by phone. Well, is drawing a picture of a building on a piece of paper, for marketing purposes, an act of construction? The Oregon Board of Architect Examiners says, yep, it is. Furthermore, it could cost you. 10 large. Anastasia and Bill talk about it.
David Hansen and a partner started their own architecture firm. His partner was licensed in Washington at the time, and David was not yet licensed anywhere. Aware that they couldn’t practice architecture in Oregon without a license, they limited their work to making marketing drawings. These drawings were meant to help a property development company attract retailers to developments by imagining different possibilities for the project. The drawings were not “plans,” and could not be used for construction. That would have to come from a licensed firm.
Regardless, the Board fined David and his partner $10,000 each for purportedly practicing architecture without a license.
Thankfully the Oregon State of appeals saw the folly of this and ruled in Hansen’s favor. Unfortunately, the Board has refused to accept this. The board appealed the case which is now before the Oregon Supreme Court, where PLF recently filed this amicus brief.
Dr. Corsi has written a new book in the style of “Goodnight Moon,” called “Goodnight Obama: A Parody.”
Find the book wherever books are sold, or click, HERE. And, see more at GoodNightObama.com.
8:10: Paul Jacob, President of the Liberty Initiative Fund, and ThisCommonSense.com chats with Bill. Some are pushing to force America’s young women to sign up for the draft. Is this something that should be? Obama thinks so. We’ll discuss it.
8:45: Mr. Lowell, from Jackson County Community Concerts joins Bill, live in studio, for today’s “Whose Business Is It Anyway?” interview.
This friday night, catch Brandon Ridenour in concert at North Medford High School Auditorium at 7:30 PM. Tickets are still on sale, click below.
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 12-7-2016:
6:40: Dr. Jane Orient, a private practice physician, and President of Doctors for Disaster Preparendess, chats with Bill about an article she penned on The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons website:
Find out more at aapsonline.com, and you can find Dr. Orient’s book:
7:10: Robert Romano with Americans for Limited Government joins the show by phone.
So, how close are we to being a chipped society, where having a microchip sewn into the skin, or by some other means, would allow the government to track you where every you might go? Robert Romano says that it may be closer than you think.
Read Robert’s piece on the subject:
Read the bill being proposed: H.R. 4919.
7:35: Crimestoppers with Medford Police Department’s Lt. Kevin Walruf joins Bill in studio for the Crimestoppers Case of The Week.
Would you like to know more? CLICK.
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 12-6-2016:
6:20: Gary Byrne, former Secret Service agent, and author of the book: “Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How they Operate,” joins the show by phone.
New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio’s spokesman this weekend said that reports of the city and the United State Secret Service are being financially burdened by President-elect Donald Trump’s New York residence protection are completely untrue. Gary Byrne, says the USSS and the city need to adapt to the mission and that does NOT mean becoming larger.
Get Gary’s book wherever books are sold, or by clicking, right, HERE.
6:35: Steve Kleinedler, Executive Editor for the American Heritage Dictionary, talks with Bill.
The American Heritage Dictionary has added over 400 new words to the American lexicon this year. What are some of those words you ask? Well, Steve and Bill will talk it over.
Check it out, with all the revisions and new words on the free website: AHDictionary.com.
7:10: Liberty McArtor, a writer for TheStream.org chats with Bill.
Breaking on The Stream, Liberty McArtor reports a woman, Jessica Duran, is suing Southwestern Women’s Options (SWO) for giving her daughter’s aborted body to a taxpayer-funded fetal research center at the University of New Mexico – without her consent. Duran says, “I was never informed of the University of New Mexico’s collaboration with SWO for research…which appears to have influenced SWO employees to encourage me to abort my daughter.”
Read more from Liberty at TheStream.org.
8:10: David Bell, Outreach Director for the Oregon ABLE Savings Plan joins the show by phone.
In Medford, on December 8th, the Oregon 529 Savings Network will launch the Oregon ABLE Savings Plan. The plan will act as a mechanism for Oregonians with disabilities and their families to finally save for critical living expenses without fear of losing vital public benefits.
Learn more at: OregonAbleSavings.com.
8:35: Brent and Randall, the men from Advanced Air & Metal join Bill, in studio, for today’s, “Whose Business Is It Anyway?” segment.
SEN. MERKLEY NOT HAPPY…
With President-elect Trump’s choice of Ben Carson to run HUD. In a press release, the Senator indicates that he’s “deeply concerned that the incoming Administration has proposed someone who believes ‘poverty is really more of a choice than anything else’.” Hmm, I’d say that at the very least Dr. Carson would be willing to discuss the very real choices many poor government dependents make that encourage further dependency.
The Merk is also upset that not enough is being done to help people get affordable housing in surpercharged housing markets such as Portland. – Okay, since when did we decide that everyone has the right to live in a supercharged housing market at taxpayer expense? While he’s at it, Dr. Carson should laser in on Oregon’s centralized land use and Gang Green Commie Enviro control grid over land and housing, which ALSO artificially increases the cost to build and live.
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 12-5-2016:
6:35: Fred Starkey of Harborlight Investments, and the PERS Truth Teller joins the show. Bill and Fred talk about the REAL PERS unfunded liability. 3X worse than either the Democrats or GOP are letting on.
7:20: John Whitehead of The Rutherford Institute .His latest book: “Battlefield America: The War on The American People,” is out now. So, what is the deal with Christmas in government schools, and what ARE the do’s and don’ts?
8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers “Visiting Past & Present,” segment.
The Creation of ScienceWorks
By Dennis Powers
Sharon and John Javna moved to Ashland from Berkeley, so their son, Jesse, could be in a good public school system and start kindergarten in 1995. John was a successful writer and publisher: His self-published book, “50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth,” had sold 5 million copies, was printed in 23 languages, and number one on different 1990 national best-seller lists. Sharon Javna had been a public defender in Oakland, who quit her job to stay at home when Jesse was born, joined three years later by their daughter, Sophie.
They loved being in the Valley and Ashland, but missed taking their children to the interactive museums found in the Bay area. Although lacking in experience, they started a small science museum (700 square feet) at Ashland Middle School, so that children could have hands-on experiences such as dissecting fish. They built the exhibits, a lab for experiments, and even showed a giant python. The tiny museum—named the Ashland Middle School Science Institute—was a success.
Sharon later was looking at the old natural history museum building, the once Pacific Northwest Museum of Natural History, above East Main and Walker in Ashland. Although it was empty, she thought that this would make a perfect museum, even if it was 26,000 square feet. The couple visited large science museums throughout the country, talking to administrators and understanding the operations.
Afterwards they met with joint founders, Marge and Dave Bernard, known for community activities and his connection with Ashland-based Darex Corporation (the family-owned, industrial sharpening firm with its Drill Doctor handyman tool). They also met with a good friend, Dan Kranzler, in Seattle who was president of his family’s Kirlin Charitable Foundation.
In 2001, through a cooperative arrangement with Kirlin (that purchased the building) and SOU (that leased back the underlying land), ScienceWorks leased the structure. Sharon’s legal background came in handy in taking over the administrative duties; John had been a toymaker before becoming an author and managed the exhibits. In the following year, a small museum staff with over 100 volunteers retrofitted the structure and built the exhibits. With such volunteering, opening the facilities cost $300,000, far below the $3-million price tag that consultants had predicted.
It opened in December 2002. Called one of the country’s best small science museums, it has some 100 interactive exhibits. From its highly popular “Bubble-ology Room”—where people blow bubbles and learn about bubble-surface tension—to “Pedal Power” (a stationary bicycle that powers an electric train) and a nano-technology exhibit, adults and children alike learn while being entertained. Hands-on exhibits range from “Da Vinci’s Garage” and “Discovery Island” to the outside “Black Bear Garden.”
Arguably the second largest tourist destination in Ashland outside of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, it also conducts on-site school programs and an outreach program for teacher development. ScienceWorks relies on admission charges, contributions, and membership fees to operate. Currently utilizing about 1/2 of an available 20,000 square feet of exhibit space, future expansion is there—and all for the benefit of this region and beyond. See its website for the latest exhibits.
Sources: Paul Fattig, “Happy birthday, ScienceWorks,” Ashland Daily Tidings, December 1, 2012, at ScienceWorks History; Science Works: “History” and latest exhibits at its ScienceWorks Website; Sanne Specht, “The Power of Community,” Mail Tribune, April 14, 2013, at More Information (With Images).
8:35: Scott Anderson of CORE Business Services comes into the studio for today’s “Whose Business Is It Anyway,” interview.
GOOD AS IT GETS!!
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 12-2-2016
6:20: Dr. Matt Briggs, Senior Contributor for TheStream.org, and we dig into a pretty shocking story: Bioethicists Want To Purge Christian Doctors.
7:20 Mark Daley of Thunderstruck Custom Bikes. head of the Southern Oregon Toy Run Saturday. he social gathering starts Touvelle Lodge at 10am and runs until 12pm. At 12pm over 600 motorcycles leave Touvelle Lodge and head up Table Rock Rd. parade style to the Eagles Lodge at 2000 Table Rock Rd. behind Natural Foods. At the Eagles Lodge there will be live music featuring Hog Wild and others as well. They will have free hot dogs, raffles, and a 50/50 drawing. 100% of all the money raised goes to local charities and the toys all go to local kids that need a little Christmas Joy.
For more information contact Mark at: 541-779-0340.
7:35: State Representative Mike McLane, House GOP leader. “Portland” Governor Kate Brown has released her budget, and it’s a doozy.
8:10: Arlene, event coordinator for the Providence Festival of Trees
Festival of Trees today through Sunday at the Armory in Medford. Today is senior day, 60+ get in free, Sunday, children are free!
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 12-1-2016:
6:35: Eric Peters, libertarian automotive journalist and power behind EricPetersAutos.com joins the show. There’s a harcore push for self-driving cars. What can you expect from this? Eric and Bill will discuss it.
7:10: Ron Hosko, former Assistant Director of the FBI, and President of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund joins Bill on the phone.
What should the law enforcement priorities for the new Trump Administration be? Ron and Bill will also discuss the latest murder of a Tacoma, Washington police officer.
Hosko suggests that unlike the present Administration, our next President needs to put the issue of police use of force into a more proper perspective, to avoid weighing in early when incidents occur and details and facts are often still emerging, to rely on actual facts and data instead of repeating false narratives surrounding individual police incidents, and to invest more in training and equipment for law enforcement agencies across the nation.
Read Ron’s article on FoxNews.com:
7:35: Mischa Popoff, a Former USDA contract organic inspector and author of “Is It Organic?: The Inside Story of The Organic Industry,” joins Bill on the phone. He’s also a Policy Advisor for The Heartland Institute.
A half-million kids under the age of 5 will die again this year due to Vitamin-A deficiency in the Third World. GMO Golden Rice could provide the nutrients to prevent blindness and death, but it has been awaiting approval for over a decade thanks largely to organic activists who claim this crop will threaten organic crops.
As someone who worked for 5 years as a USDA organic inspector, please let me assure you that nothing could be further from the truth.
Not only will GMO Golden Rice alleviate the suffering of millions, it could also – in point-of-fact – be grown organically! So I joined with 11 scientists and wrote an article last year in The Daily Caller about producing the world’s first organic-GMO crop. I then wrote a brief follow-up immediately after Mr. Trump won the presidency.
Would you please help get the word out about this? GMO Golden Rice has been given to the world, free of charge, by its inventor, Dr. Ingo Potrykus. All that stands in its way is the lack of political will.
Mr. Trump will soon pick America’s next Secretary of Agriculture, and it is my hope that he will choose someone who understands this issue. Organic activists claim GMOs threaten organic crops. But, as is often the case with anti-everything activists, they have never bothered to read their own federal standards for organic production.
I hope you will help. A decade is a long time to wait for a humanitarian solution to such a tragedy.
8:35: Michael Shaw from Premiere Packaging & Shipping joins Bill in studio, for today’s “Whose Business Is It Anyway?” segment.
See more, and special deals at: premierepackandship.com.
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 11-30-2016:
6:25: Dan Stein, President for the Federation for American Immigration Reform chats with Bill. FAIR released its Priorities for the 2017 Presidential Transition. Dan and Bill talk it over.
7:10: Dr. Merrill Matthews, Resident Scholar for the Institute for Policy Innovation joins the show.
Should able-bodied individuals, who are collecting welfare benefits, have to perform some kind of service in order to receive benefits? Well, Dr. Matthews says that it’s high time to bring WORK back to welfare. Dr. M and Bill will chat about it.
Check out ipi.org to read more of Dr. Matthews’ article: “Low Skilled Job Openings Means Its Time To Reestablish Workfare.”
7:50: Crimestoppers joins Bill in studio.
8:10: Michelle Minton, Director of “Sindustry Studies,” at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, joins the show.
President-Elect Donald Trump has promised to “drain the swamp,” in Washington D.C. But, are some donors going to be asking The Donald for a special favor, or two? Michelle and Bill will talk about it.
READ: DailyCaller.com: “Can Adelson Buy an Internet Gambling Ban Before the New Year?”
READ: WashingtonExaminer.com: “Why are some Republicans against draining the swamp?”
Also check out the Competitive Enterprise Institute at: cei.org, and follow Michelle on Twitter: @michelleminton
LEARNED HELPLESSNESS AND THE E.B.T.
It’s long past time to work for welfare again! Saturday I’m behind an able-bodied couple buying groceries, REEKING of pot. $215 grocery bill, & we taxpayers picked up $115 of the bill. Don’t know if the couple were just marijuana workers, or if they’re just using, or if they’re selling in the black market for cash and STILL claiming poor, but I’ve just had it. It’s irritating going to the store and being one of the few people paying for food. I’ve made a conscious effort to keep track of the people in front of my during my supermarket trips the last 2 or 3 months, and no kidding, EVERY time, the person or persons there swiped the EBT. It’s not one store either…Food4Less, Winco, WalMart, and one time at Safeway. Is this “roaring economy” the Oregon economists are crowing about little more than black market weed and government funny money?
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 11-29-16:
In the wake of the Ohio State University attack, should there be a Muslim registry based upon terror attack potential? Bill and Dr. London will talk it over.
See more at: londoncenter.org.
8:10: Kevin Starrett from the Oregon Firearms Federation chats with Bill. The Ohio State University attack brings about questions about the university’s policy on concealed carry. How does this impact things here in Oregon? Kevin and Bill will talk about it.
See more at oregonfirearms.org. And, get Kevin’s book: “Understanding Oregon’s Gun Laws: A Guide to Gun Ownership in Plain English.”
OHIO STATE ATTACK
Active Murderer incident, looking like a TERROR ATTACK at Ohio State is over from Monday morning. The killer dead from police lead. 9 hurt, some seriously. Abdul Razak Ali Artan slashed his victims with a butcher knife after running over some with a vehicle. NBC News reports Artan was an 18-year-old student, a Somali refugee and legal permanent resident of the United States. (Yep, looking straight out of the ISIS playbook) And a police officer engaged and shot him A MINUTE LATER.
For the record, concealed carry is permitted in Ohio, but you aren’t allowed to carry on campus, but must keep it in your car. The government-enforced “Gun Free Zone” sure kept 9 victims safe until the police showed up, huh? Again, when seconds count, the police were a minute away, too late for NINE VICTIMS.
Certainly there’s no assurance that even if campus carry were permitted, that there would’ve been someone there capable of fighting back. But why would you prohibit ANY first response? It’s a campus of 60,000, and to have government tell a city of 60,000 to disarm, but be ready to “Run, Hide, Fight”…Fight with WHAT? The delusion and insanity must stop, NOW.
You must call out the continued progressive insanity regarding your right to self-defense. In Oregon you can carry on campus. I have NO doubt that Commie Governor Kate will have campus carry in her sights during the 2017 legislative session. She knows no other way, so be forewarned and ever vigilant.
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 11-28-2016
6:15 Shawna Vercher, supporter of the vote recounts in the latest presidential election. Shawna is senior partner at Second Line Consulting, a technology and communications firm and has been the Political Director for Florida NOW (National Organization for Women). She has served as a technology adviser to Governor Jeb Bush, on the national Presidential Campaign for Barack Obama, and is the author of “A Fearless Voice.”
6:35 Rachel Alexander, writing at The Stream, explains how and why paid rioting is rocking America post-election. Where’s the money coming from? Planned Parenthood (that receives federal tax dollars), leftwing billionaires like George Soros, Jonathan Lewis and others.
7:10 Glenn Archambault, runs an “illegal” (according to the state) lamb farm, and says evidence is coming out that the government’s claim of his land being subject to an illegal division years ago just isn’t so!
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, historian, retired professor of business law at SOU, DennisPowersBooks.com, and today’s “Past and Present Post” is:
Kid’s Unlimited and Its Power
By Dennis Powers
Kids Unlimited began in 1998 as a grassroots movement from Tom Cole’s recognition that kids from high-poverty elementary schools had little access to quality after-school programs. Cole’s drive stemmed from meeting and working with disadvantaged youths while studying at Missouri State University, part of a community service requirement. He worked for the Boys & Girls Clubs in Missouri, and then moved to the Valley in 1995 to start the first such club in Jackson County. Cole began those operations in a Quonset hut.
He left two years later to start a program to prevent teen pregnancy, and this effort morphed into Kids Unlimited (for 5- to 20-year-olds). With $500, volunteers, and his commitment, 17 first-graders enrolled in the first Kids Unlimited (“KU”) program. Although all were from families where none had graduated from high school, the program participants did; in fact, 14 went onto college and a few returned afterwards to become KU counselors. With an emphasis on areas in Medford and other places that are economically distressed, KU provides programs ranging from daily after-school and summer programs, teen leadership courses, college preparatory help, mentoring, and individual help. The curricula available ranges from the culinary arts and robotics to film and sports.
His VIBES program (“Vitality in Becoming Educated Socially”) is now the largest after-school program in the Valley; opening its current facilities in a converted bowling alley in 2005, it provides tutoring at elementary and middle-school summer camps, as well as at five district schools. These programs are on every day, including weekends, and Kids Unlimited provides its services weekly to over 1,500 kids.
When Tom started up KU, he also began a youth basketball program. The area basketball superstar and NBA starter, Kyle Singler, decided to help out; his Southern Oregon basketball open is in its tenth year. Cole added a girls’ team in 2004 and worked with them. When South Medford had an opening three years later as the woman’s basketball coach, he applied and won it. This was the first high-school coaching job that the then 40-year-old ever had. The Panthers’ team in the previous year didn’t win one game and lost 24. With his KU pipeline, he began developing this high school team.
His South Medford girl’s team won 11, 12, 18 and 21 games in the next four seasons. This culminated in Cole’s team winning all of its 30 games in 2012, as well as winning the Class 6A state title at Portland’s Rose Garden. No team from outside the Portland area had won the championship since South Eugene in 1999, and this was South Medford’s first such title. The team also had the highest GPA of any girl’s basketball team in Oregon; in 2013, they went back to the championship game—but lost this time. Since then, Cole’ teams have continued their winning ways.
His KU players on these teams from disadvantaged families not only graduated from high school, but headed off to college with athletic scholarships or aid. Others went onto successful careers, even coming back to work with KU or being on its board. Tom was busily working also on a charter school named the Kids Unlimited Academy. In 2013, KU leased a facility on Riverside Avenue in Medford and began serving at-risk students in grades K-5 with more family involvement, longer school days, and a longer school year.
Growing to serving 300 students, it needed more classrooms to serve future 6th graders, and more space in future years for 7th and 8th graders. Its kitchen facilities needed more capacity. Raising over $2 million, KU purchased lots around its building in a blighted, gang-violent neighborhood to start its expansion program. Demolition and construction began in 2016 on this $4.5 million project that includes a new, 2-story, 30,000-square-foot, prefabricated addition (including 10 more classrooms) behind the facility, as well as a commercial kitchen, second gym, commons area, and later soccer and track field. This work is substantially upgrading the once-dangerous neighborhood.
This is only the beginning as to what Tom Cole—its Executive Director and founder—with Kids Unlimited can do. Only a beginning.
Sources: See generally, “Kids Unlimited of Oregon” at Kids Unlimited; Jerry Ulmer, “Class 6A girls basketball: South Medford ready to make its mark,” The Oregonian, March 6, 2012, at Just Before the Championship Game; Teresa Thomas, “Demolition of blighted houses paves way for Kids Unlimited expansion,” Mail Tribune, March 23, 2016, at Expansion.
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 11-23-16:
6:15: Paul Batura, VP of Communications for Focus on The Family chats with Bill about his book:
A collection of heartwarming stories of 16 well known adoptees, including the late Apple Computer founder Steve Jobs, country music icon Faith Hill and the late 38th President of the United States Gerald Ford.
You can get Paul’s book right here at Amazon.com, or anywhere books are sold.
7:35: Crimestoppers with Medford Police Department’s, Lt. Kerry Curtis joins Bill in studio for The Case of The Week.
Click here for the Case of The Week.
8:10: Dr. Merrill Matthews, Resident Scholar from the Institute for Policy Innovation joins the show.
President-Elect Donald Trump promised that he will repeal the “disaster,” known as Obamacare. But, now, even some top Republicans are saying that they like some parts of the plan, including pre-existing conditions. Dr. Matthews and Bill talk it over.
See more at: ipi.org. And, read Dr. Matthews piece on Forbes.com:
TRUMP PUNTS HILLARY AWAY?
Unsettling that Trump demurs on going after Hillary, don’t you think? Perhaps part of a bigger plan, but I’m not convinced at this time. Campaign manager Kellyanne Conway says “Look, I think he’s thinking of many different things as he prepares to become the President of the United States, and things that sound like the campaign aren’t among them.”
Oh-Kaaaaaay, but there’s a lot in governing that sounds like the campaign, that’s why they call them campaign promises. To go from “Lock Her Up” to “I won’t pursue charges”?
I’m hoping this is merely telegraphing that President Trump won’t be directly involved. Hints of this are in the story’s final statement: “Trump’s decision not to pursue charges against Clinton would not prevent congressional Republicans from opening investigations and referring them to the Justice Department for charges.”
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 11-22-2016:
6:15: Lance LoRusso, attorney and former law enforcement officer, chats with Bill. Lance is author of the books:
“When Cops Kill: The Aftermath of a Critical Incident,” “Peacemaking,” and “Blue News.”
Is there a slowly escalating war on law enforcement in America? Lance LoRusso says, yes. He and Bill will talk it over.
See more at lorussolawfirm.net.
7:10: Dr. Christopher Gildemeister, Head of Research Operations for the Parents Television Council joins the show by phone.
In a new study of primetime broadcast television, the Parents Television Council found that the networks are increasingly creating and airing programs in which teenage and even child characters use overtly sexualized and adult language.
During the study period of February-May 2016, language used by child and teen-aged characters included: (bleeped) “s**t” and “s**tting,” (bleeped) “f**k” and “f**king,” “erections,” “boobs,” “penis,” “masturbating,” “nymphomaniac,” “ass,” and more.
Find out more, and read the study itself at: ParentsTV.org.
7:35: Sal Esquivel, Oregon State Representative calls in, to chat with Bill about the Legislature’s next session, Sanctuary Cities and other issues effecting you.
8:10: Jim Welsh, with Parent’s Rights in Education
Parents Rights in Education has caught wind that the resurrection of the Oregon Adolescent Sexuality Conference has begun. What does this mean for your young schoolchildren, and what can you do to fight against it?
See more at parentsrightsined.net.
Documents we discussed (you’ll be shocked at some of this )
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 11-21-16:
6:35: Tyler MacInnis, Policy Analyst for the Oregon Center for Public Policy talks with Bill this morning.
Why exactly is Oregon one of the states of the Union with a high level of food insecurity? A new report from the Oregon Center for Public Policy says why. Tyler MacInnis and Bill will talk it over.
Read the report at: ocpp.org.
7:15: John Anthony, founder of the Sustainable Freedom Lab joins Bill on the phone.
Is HUD gaining even more control on American cities? John Anthony and Bill will talk about it.
8:05: Scott Lloyd, financial advisor with Edward Jones in Beautiful Downtown Jacksonville calls in to bring to you, The Edward Jones Monday Market Report.
If you’d like to make an appointment with Scott you can click right HERE. Or, give Scott a call at: 541-899-1905.
8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, joins Bill live in studio for this week’s “Visiting Past & Present,” segment.
Films made in Southern Oregon
By Dennis Powers
Southern Oregon has had its share of feature films, independents (“indies”), and made-for-TV filmed here. In the 1975 film, “Rooster Cogburn,” John Wayne played the one-eyed, alcoholic, out-of-shape federal marshal who met and was won over by Katharine Hepburn’s tough, New England schoolteacher character. The river float scenes were filmed on the Rogue, and dating back to this film, John Wayne made Deer Creek Ranch, located one mile west of Selma, his private hideaway.
In 1960, the television show “Route 66” televised two episodes set in Grants Pass, Merlin, and Wolf Creek. As Marshal Matt Dillon in “Gunsmoke,” James Arness dove into the cold Rogue River waters while escaping outlaws; this series was the country’s longest-running, prime-time, live-action drama that ran for over 20 seasons. The 1994 film, “The River Wild,” was filmed on the Rogue and with film stars Kevin Bacon and Meryl Streep.
Despite these well-known features, it turns out that the famous cliff-diving scene in the 1969 film, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” did not happen at Hellgate Canyon. The Rocky Mountains provided the cliff and river scene with the precipice duplicated on a Hollywood soundstage. The filming of two stuntmen jumping from a crane into a water tank was combined with a painting of the river and bluffs on glass.
Jacksonville with its turn-of-the-century buildings has been another favorite. For example, “The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid,” was filmed there in 1970 and released two years later. Universal Pictures had the town appear like the 1870s where Jesse James and his gang had tough problems robbing a bank, including where an outlaw was locked inside the vault. Planks were laid over concrete sidewalks, telephone poles removed, and streets covered with dirt; when the producers asked for extras, needing only 200, thousands of area residents showed up with many in western garb. In addition, a prior remake of “Last of the Wild Horses” (1948) and a made-for-TV rendition of “Inherit the Wind” (1987) were also filmed in that town.
Owing to a favorable movie-making climate, more Indies are being filmed in this area now and with well-known actors and actresses. The great majority of the near–forty productions filmed in part or their entirety in Southern Oregon within the last ten years are Indies. Two recently made were “Redwood Highway” and “Night Moves.”
In late 2012, crew members in the movie, “Night Moves,” came to eat at Porters restaurant in the historic Medford downtown railroad depot. Liking the setting, one of the members approached a co-owner and asked if they could shoot a scene there. Porters agreed and later could add a film credit to its list of TV commercials. The movie is about three eco-terrorists who conspire to blow up a dam, and the production was filmed from Roseburg to the Applegate Valley, Medford, and Ashland. “Night Moves” features Jesse Eisenberg, who had the starring role as Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, in the box-office hit, “The Social Network,” as well as Dakota Fanning, who has appeared in dozens of movies including “War of the Worlds.”
“Redwood Highway” is about a woman (Marie) who was living in a retirement community in Southern Oregon, but embarked on an 80-mile journey on foot along the Redwood Highway to the Pacific Ocean. Premiered in 2013, Marie is played by Shirley Knight—a Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe winner—who was twice nominated for an Academy Award. Tom Skerritt, who acted in “Alien,” “Top Gun,” and “A River Runs Through It,” is in a supporting role. The locations ranged from Cave Junction and downtown Grants Pass to the Applegate River Lodge, Talent, and Ashland.
With the outdoors and amenities of this area, the snap of a scene set with the shout for “Action!” is being heard even more.
Sources: Bill Miller, “Hellgate Canyon Rogue River landmark is a Hollywood favorite,” Mail Tribune, June 21, 2009, at The Hellgate; Ryan Pfeil, “The Stars Were Out,” Mail Tribune, October 23, 2012, at “Night Moves”; Nick Morgan, “Redwood Highway,” Mail Tribune, May 23, 2014, at “Redwood Highway”; for more, generally, use an Internet search engine.
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 11-18-16:
6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government, and columnist for NetRightDaily.com chats with Bill.
President-Elect Trump is quickly filling spots on his Cabinet. Are they good choices, or not so good choices? Bill and Rick will kick it around.
Be sure to check out American for Limited Government at: getliberty.com.
And, read Rick’s articles on: NetRightDaily.com.
Greg and Bill also discuss the sudden and looming departure of Jackson County Sheriff Corey Falls.
Is the liberal media’s attacks on President-Elect Donald Trump, actually helping the future 45th President to succeed? Well, Liz and Bill discuss it.
Read Liz’s article at FoxNews.com:
Also check out: LizPeek.com and follow Liz on Twitter: @LizPeek
8:05: Tom Cook, financial advisor with Edward Jones in Beautiful Downtown Eagle Point, calls in to bring you The Edward Jones Aloha Friday Market Report.
If you’d like to make an appointment with Tom, you can click right HERE. Or, give Tom a call at: 541-826-1886.
8:10: Sandi Cassanelli, former Josephine County Commissioner joins the show by phone.
Is the Josephine County Board of Commissioners granting too much power to the county’s code enforcement officer? We’ll find out when Bill and Sandi discuss it.
VERY IMPORTANT READ – Catherine Austin Fitts – U.S. Presidential Election – The Productivity Backlash If the Trump election reflected a backlash, it was the backlash of the productive against the subsidized, particularly the richly subsidized. READ MORE.
ANOTHER VERY IMPORTANT READ – Eric Peters – What It Costs – a chilling breakdown of the EPA fatwa against VW.
POLITICAL PROSECUTION? – Judge Vance Day Indicted
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 11-17-16:
6:15: Jim Palmer, Marketing Director for BuyDirectUSA.com talks with Bill. With so many products being made overseas, and sold in the United States, what products can you still get, that are still Made In USA? Jim and Bill will talk it over.
Check it out: BuyDirectUSA.com.
7:10: Mr. X, crack researcher and aficionado on all things Gang Green, sustainability and policy consensus joins Bill in studio.
Bill and X will be talking about changing the county charter. Multnomah County’s charter says “body politic” first. Jackson County’s says: “Agent of The State” first. It’s all about legal terms this hour, and Mr X. and Bill will talk it over.
7:40: Dr. Steven Greenleaf, aka “Steve The Marine,” talks with Bill today.
With Portland, and the other liberal strongholds in Oregon, pretty much ruling the electorate. Could an Electoral College style system work on a statewide level, like it does nationally? Steve and Bill will talk about it. Here’s his letter to Secretary of State elect Dennis Richardson:
Stephen M. Greenleaf, M.D.; J.D.
(Radio Name: “Steve the Marine”)
1850 Crater Lake Drive Apt. 23
Medford, OR 97504
November 15, 2016
Dear Secretary Elect Richardson:
Republicans have lost the popular vote in six of the last seven presidential contests. In two of these the Republicans gained the White House through the Electoral College. After President Bush won in the Electoral College in 2000, liberals started a campaign for: “The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact”. You can find the details on Wikipedia. At first blush this would seem constitutional because of this language in Article II, section 1 paragraph 2: “Each state shall appoint, in such a manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a number of Electors…..”. Initially we see two problems. Firstly, it violates the spirit of the Constitution. Remember, the founders and framers did not trust democracy. Secondly, this would amount to current legislatures binding future legislatures, which can only be done by amending the respective constitutions, which legislatures cannot do on their own. 2
Even more importantly, is the little known “Compact Clause” of Article 1 section 10 paragraph 3: “No State Shall, without the Consent of Congress,……, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State…”. The Secretary of State is in charge of Oregon elections. As soon as the Democrats start talking about eliminating the Electoral College through Compact, slap them down with this information.
Steve the Marine
8:05: Scott Lloyd, financial advisor with Edward Jones in Beautiful Downtown Jacksonville calls in to bring to you, The Edward Jones Thursday Market Report.
If you’d like to make an appointment with Scott you can click right HERE. Or, give Scott a call at: 541-899-1905.
BILL’S GUESTS for 11-16-16
6:35 John LeBoutillier, co-host for Fox News Channel’s “Political Insiders”. Read BOOT’S BLASTS
7:10 Nick Card, newly elected chair of the Jackson County Republican Party.
8:10 Kevin Starrett – Oregon Firearms Federation – time to crank up his fundraising. Hillary wasn’t elected, but Kate Brown was, and her 2nd A stance is worse than Hillary’s.
“THE MERK” is UNHAPPY…
Reince Priebus as Chief of Staff (???, I guess this is a sop to the establishment), Steve Bannon of Breitbart for Chief Strategist in the Trump administration. THAT has “The Merk’s” progressive panties in a wad. Senator Merkley issues a press release about the dangers of a “white nationalist” in the White House. I would question his judgement on such matters, given that many of the same whites who elected Zero twice, flipped parties this time around. Also, Merk’s been fine with Communists, enviro-thugs & progressives out to destroy all the founding principles and culture of the country during the Obama years. Someone should remind him that “Elections have consequences”, especially when you’ve been drunk on arrogance, hubris, and overreach.
I LOVE THIS
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 11-16-16:
6:35: John Leboutlillier, former New York Congressman and co-host of Fox News Channel’s Political Insiders, on Sundays at 4pm PST, talks with Bill.
The election is over, and the country is on its way to a new president, with new ideas in Donald Trump. While Trump’s victory is being celebrated, John will tell you why conservatives should maintain caution.
Check out John’s blog: Boot’s Blasts.
7:10: Nick Card, the new Chairman of the Jackson County Republican Party calls the show. Nick and Bill will talk about what’s ahead for the GOP in the county.
Find out more at: jcrpcc.com.
7:40: Crimestoppers with MPD’s, Lt. Kevin Walruf, live in studio.
For all the details on The Case of The Week, you can click right HERE.
8:05: Tom Cook, financial advisor with Edward Jones in Beautiful Downtown Eagle Point, calls in to bring you The Edward Jones Aloha Wednesday Market Report.
If you’d like to make an appointment with Tom, you can click right HERE. Or, give Tom a call at: 541-826-1886.
8:10: Kevin Starrett from the Oregon Firearms Federation chats with Bill.
Oregon, or rather, Portland, Eugene and Salem voted in, who is ostensibly Hillary Clinton to be Governor of The Beaver State, in Kate Brown. So, what now becomes of your 2nd Amendment rights here in Oregon? Kevin and Bill will talk it over.
Check out more at oregonfirearms.com, where you can also get Kevin’s book:
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 11-15-16:
6:35: Dave Ray, Media Director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform joins the show.
Sanctuary cities across the land, L.A., San Francisco, Portland et al, are saying that they will defy the Trump Administration’s efforts to crack down on them. Will Donald Trump as President be able to make good on his promise to cut off all funding to these cities?
Check out more at: FairUS.org.
7:35: Kim Wallan, Medford City Councilor-Elect for Ward 4, and current City Councilor Kevin Stine join Bill, live in studio.
8:05: Scott Lloyd, financial advisor with Edward Jones in Beautiful Downtown Jacksonville calls in to bring to you, The Edward Jones Tuesday Market Report.
If you’d like to make an appointment with Scott you can click right HERE. Or, give Scott a call at: 541-899-1905.
8:10: Tom Harris, Executive Director of the International Climate Science Coalition talks with Bill.
President-Elect Donald Trump is seeking to pull the United States out of a global accord to combat climate change. Will he be able to do it? Tom and Bill will talk about it.
See and read more at: climatescienceinternational.org.
Check out Tom’s article in the Washington Times:
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 11-14-16:
7:10: Brad Fay, Director of Content and Operations from Southern Oregon Public Television, and filmmaker Elena Miliaresis Tonight, on SOPTV, Elena Miliaresis’ documentary, “Local Focus: Families at War, will air at 9pm. From SOPTV.org:
In Local Focus: Families at War, host Julie Akins will discuss the problems local military families face with documentary filmmaker Elena Miliaresis. Akins will also talk with several local families who have experienced active duty firsthand and the stresses of having a family member far away while life goes on day in and day out thousands of miles from the battlefield.
If you can’t catch the film tonight, SOPTV will be holding two free screenings of the film, with a chance to meet the director Elena Miliaresis, and to participate in a discussion forum.
WHERE: The Varsity Theater in Ashland.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 15, 2016. First showing is at 3pm, followed by the second showing at 6pm.
7:35: Eric Peters, Libertarian car enthusiast, and founder of ericpetersautos.com talks with Bill. With the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, will there still be Green subsidies for electric “Turduckens?” Bill and Eric will talk it over.
See more at ericpetersautos.com.
8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers “Visiting Past & Present,” segment. Check out Dr. Powers’ website: dennispowersbooks.com.
Hollywood Lives in Southern Oregon
By Dennis Powers
Past celebrities who have lived or been identified with our region are Ginger Rogers, Clark Gable, John Wayne, Zane Grey, Rose Maddox, and Kim Novak, to name a few. Jim Belushi built an expensive house on the 13-acre former Elks picnic grounds near Eagle Point with 1,800 feet of river frontage, along with his commitment to helping the Holly Theatre finalize its renovation funding needs.
Rumors abound as to who lives here, such as that Johnny Depp lives (or lived) in Kirstie Alley’s former home that she owned in the Applegate. It’s easy to see why Hollywood’s celebrities would choose to live here–with our rural setting, ease of movement, lack of congestion, and freedom from autograph seekers. They usually choose the anonymity; for example, Jim Belushi had owned his Rogue River land for two years before the story broke that his construction of his retreat complex was also the subject of a reality TV show named Building Belushi.
The Rogue River, of course, is a favorite area. Kim Novak, who’s probably best known for her role in Vertigo, lives on a ranch with her veterinarian husband along the river where the couple raise llamas and horses. Ginger Rodgers bought a 1,000-acre ranch near Shady Cove in 1940 before moving to Medford in the early 1990s.
Patrick Duffy lives along the Rogue River near Eagle Point and is routinely spotted around this area. Duffy was working as a house painter when he landed the role of “Mark Harris” in the TV series Man from Atlantis (1977). Two years later, he won the role of “Bobby Ewing” on Dallas (1978), which he starred in from 1978-1985/1986-1991 and has appeared in numerous TV shows and movies since then. Director/producer Howard Koch (The Odd Couple; Plaza Suite; Airplane!; Maverick; Hawaiian Eye; and more) had a place on the river near Duffy’s.
Jack Elam was nearly a fixture at Omar’s Restaurant in Ashland. His genre was generally playing the “bad guy” in 1950’s westerns. Among his performances were co-starring with James Garner in the western comedies Support Your Local Sheriff (1969) and Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971). In an interview, he guessed that at least 300 of his movies and TV appearances had been westerns. In 1997, he had been inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame after moving to Ashland from Santa Barbara.
Bruce Campbell was known for his role as Ash Williams in Sam Raimi’s hit Evil Dead film series in the 1980s; he is probably best known for his role as Sam Axe, the former Navy SEAL and covert agent, on the TV series Burn Notice. Campbell lives in Jacksonville and is also frequently seen around town and in Ashland.
Annette O’Toole has worked consistently in TV and film for more than thirty years. Among her credits are 48 Hours with Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy, Superman III (Clark Kent’s boyhood girlfriend), It (the Steven King novel made into film), among others including the TV series Superman for six years (as Superman’s mother). She is married to Michael McKean (Spinal Tap) since 1999 and both were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song in the film A Mighty Wind (2003). McKean has appeared in some 100 movies and television shows, including as Lenny on Laverne and Shirley. They live part of the time in Ashland.
Plus more: In 1992, Kevin Hagan moved to Grants Pass and continued his acting career until his death in 2005; he was best known for his role as the kind Doc Baker on Michael Landon’s Little House on the Prairie (1974-1983), along with roles on Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Lost in Space, and others. Steve Reeves–the bodybuilder who won the titles of “Mr. America,” “Mr. World,” and “Mr. Universe” by age 25–also starred in 18 films (i.e., Hercules) and lived in the Applegate area.
Nationally recognized country singer, Rose Maddox, lived on a ranch near Ashland; her brother, Don Maddox, and surviving member of the Maddox Brothers & Rose team, owns and still works the ranch. In the 2000’s, he was “rediscovered” as an artist.
Emmy-nominated writer, Sam Egan, lives in Ashland. He is probably best known for his five seasons of work on Showtime/MGM’s The Outer Limits, as the Executive Producer of the series which ran on Showtime and the Si Fi Channel. Before his five seasons on The Outer Limits, Egan produced and wrote CBS’s Northern Exposure. Included in Egan’s many writing and producing awards are nominations for an Emmy and four Gemini’s (Canada’s TV awards).
Rocker Steve Miller owned a house, recording studio, and huge barn (to house his tour bus) in the Williams area for ten years (1976-1986). He was there when he released his mega 1970’s hits such as “Fly like an Eagle.”
Robert Clouse was a hard-working director who was probably best known for his two most successful films: Enter the Dragon (1973) and Game of Death (1978). He worked in cinema due to the fact he was completely deaf. Clouse used assistant directors who verified that actors had delivered their lines correctly–and he died in Ashland in 1997.
And there are more…
Sources (Not All): Chris Conrad, “Role Call,” Mail Tribune, April 17, 2011, at Actors and Actresses in our Valley; “Celebrities in Southern Oregon–Sure,” Mail Tribune, October 17, 2010, at More on Celebrities.
8:45: Dr. John Hyatt from the Retina & Vitreous Center joins Bill, in studio for today’s “Whose Business Is It Anyway,” segment.
Find out more at: retinaandvitreous.com.
OR GOP chair calls for Portland mayor to resign, calls the coddling of Commie rioters in PDX a “dereliction of duty”, asks the Dem Party to join in condemning the anti-Trump riots. Good for him. I’m tired of pols who treat the snowflakes and thugs like toddlers deserving a hissy fit rampage. Be a man, and restore order, Charlie, or get the hell out. On a side note…what happens the first time the PDX parasites pick the wrong person to beat, and the worms get their heads blown off?
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 11-11-2016
6:35 Nick Adams, author of Green Card Warrior: My Quest For Legal Immigration In An Illegals’ System. Adams is the Founder and Executive Director of FLAG, The Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness (www.flagusa.org).
7:10 Commissioner Doug Breidenthal and Jim Carlson of Stillwater Technical solutions. Discussion centers around Jim’s presentation to the commission, wants to be hired to consult on fighting the expansion of the Cascade Siskiyou monument.
BILL’S GUESTS for 11/10/2016
7:10 Hubert Smith, former CASA worker, discusses what he says are problems in local family court.
7:35 Rep. Duane Stark joins the conversation on foster parenting/family court.
WHAT DID WE LEARN FROM THE STATE ELECTION?
#1 election lesson – Tell voters a tax will cost them $600 per person/year and even the staunchest Oregon commie discovers “limited government”. #2 lesson – A lobotomized chimpanzee with a “D” next to his or her name is still a guaranteed win in statewide elections. (with the exception of Dennis Richardson)
BILL’S GUESTS FOR 11/9/16
6:35 Megan Barth, proprietor of ReaganBaby.com and we’re discussing where the election wars lead next. Paul Ryan’s days numbered?
7:10 Secretary of State Elect Dennis Richardson
7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Kevin Walruff
8:35 Medford City Council President Dick Gordon, and we’re talking the convention center study…just in, and the general take is that a convention center wouldn’t work for Medford.
Hillary’s pretty busy with Google right now…