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Independent Recall locations with Both Petitions
The Recall Effort to remove Governor Kate Brown from office. You can help. The Oregon GOP needs just over 280,050 signatures to force a special election in either late November, or early December. The deadline to get your petitions in is October 14th. There are three other ways to get your petition to sign:
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RECALL KATE BROWN
Wednesday, Jacksonville Post Office, 10am to 2pm.
Tuesday and Thursday, Republican Party HQ, 311 E Main, Medford, 10am to 4pm.
Thursday, Hawthorne Park, Growers Market, Medford, 9am to 1pm.
Volunteers needed, contact Cindy @ 541-944-5477
Across from the Josephine County Courthouse. Monday thru Friday 8 to 5, 513 NE 6th St. in Grants Pass.
The City of Grants Pass, at the “recommendation” of the Grants Pass Blue Zones Project, may move ahead with further smoking bans. The move would expand existing 10 foot no-smoking buffers in the downtown area to 20 feet. It would also expand the no-smoking rule to the parking lots of city parks.
Is this a good thing? Or, simply another social engineering ploy, designed to steal your rights and freedoms?
This article outlines, what some claim is REALLY going on here.
Bill’s Guests: Friday, August 30, 2019
6:35 Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government talks with Bill. It’s the Weekly Swamp Report. Today we’re talking the first of four Inspector General reports on Comey/Trump investigations, Jeff Merkely’s “Help The Workers,” legislation and more.
See more great content, all over at:www.DailyTorch.com
7:10 Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors himself from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you, the Friday, Outdoor Report.
7:35 Audrey Mechling, Policy Fellow with the Oregon Center For Public Policy chats with Bill.
Although Oregon’s unemployment rate is lower than it has been in decades, not every aspect of the state’s labor market looks rosy. A new report by the Oregon Center for Public Policy points out that more than one-third of counties in the state have yet to make up the job losses from the Great Recession and that the wages of the typical Oregonian have barely budged. Read the report here:
Bill’s Guests: Thursday, August 29, 2019
6:35: J.P. DeGance, Founder and President of Communio starts off today’s guest list. Are people in the United States lacking meaningful relationships and such? We’ll talk with J.P. about this alarming phenomenon.
Across the country, loneliness is skyrocketing. Life expectancy shrinks as addiction and suicide rates rise. Too many people lack meaningful relationships. At the same time, churches empty at alarming rates.
A primary factor driving this mass exodus from faith is the collapse of marriage. Millennials with married parents are almost twice as likely to attend church regularly when compared to counterparts from unmarried homes.¹
The future of faith is directly tied to healthy marriages. Yet, churches are not engaged in this area. 72% of churches lack a substantive marriage ministry.²
Less than half of Americans reach adulthood with married parents. If the church focuses its considerable energies here, families will flourish and churches will grow. Every community would thrive.
At Communio, we partner with churches to build out data-informed, full-circle relationship ministries to ensure that more people choose the adventure of marriage, and that marriages are healthy.
More about J.P.
- Founder & President of Communio
- Former Founder & President of Culture Freedom Initiative, a project of the Philanthropy Roundtable. Culture Freedom Initiative is now Communio.
- Recently served as Executive VP Philanthropy Roundtable
- Previously J. P. oversaw all development and fundraising as VP of External Affairs at Americans for Prosperity and Americans for Prosperity Foundation.
- Prior Senior Member of the Special Projects team at Koch Companies Public Sector
- J.P began his career in 2002 in Development at the Leadership Institute
7:35: James Hasson, former Captain in the U.S. Army and author of the new book: Stand Down: How Social Justice Warriors are Sabotaging America’s Military talks with Bill.
In Stand Down, James Hasson reveals how a pervasive culture of “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings” is threatening combat readiness In his shocking new book, Stand Down: How Social Justice Warriors Are Sabotaging America’s Military (Regnery Publishing, $28.99, August 27, 2019) James Hasson, a former Army captain and decorated Afghanistan veteran, exposes the relentless campaign by progressive activists to remake the U.S. armed forces, even over the explicit objections of the most seasoned military leaders.
Stand Down presents startling evidence—drawn from government documents and exclusive interviews—that ideologues pursuing a radical social agenda have undermined the combat effectiveness of the American military in ways that put soldiers’ lives at risk—a risk that could potentially put all Americans in danger.
8:35: Scott Whitlock with NewsBusters talks with Bill this hour. We’ll be talking with Scott about the mainstream news media’s coverage of Rep. Ilhan Omar and of the Democrats’ happenings on the campaign trail.
Democrats on the campaign trail have made some outrageous claims as they travel across early primary states. Their recent policy proposals and constant rhetorical gaffes reflect just how out of touch they are with mainstream Americans.
Bernie Sanders recently released his version of the Green New Deal. His plan would effectively outlaw fossil fuel extraction, eliminate any non-electric vehicle and institute a government takeover of the energy industry. Early estimates put this proposal at a price tag of $16.3 trillion! Like his Medicare for All proposal, Sanders’ climate plan would push government spending to a level not seen since the height of World War II.
Although Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden boasts that he offers a more moderate option for voters, his seemingly endless array of blunders raises serious concerns about his stature as a potential Commander in Chief. Whether making insensitive comments about poor Americans or forgetting which state he is speaking in, this behavior forced him to address a New Hampshire rally on Friday by saying, “I want to be clear, I’m not going nuts!”
Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
6:35 Eric Peters, automotive journalist and author with EPAutos.com talks with Bill. We’ll talk transportation issues and the rise of the THOUSAND DOLLAR WINDSHIELD? Really?
And, you can get more great content, and see Eric’s reviews of the latest cars, trucks, SUV’s and bikes, all over at:EPAutos.com
8:10 Mark Seligman, the outspoken activist from Josephine County joins the show today.
Hemp takes too much agricultural water some say? Blame anti-pot commissioners, says Mark. We’ll discuss why he believes this.
8:45 Mike Gantenbein, “Mike G,” Marketing Director for the Britt Festival joins Bill in studio to give you the latest news, and upcoming shows at Britt.
Get showtimes and tickets, all over at: BrittFest.org
Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, August 27, 2019
6:35 Eli Doyle with Murphy Hemp and Wellness talks with Bill this morning. Today we explore the hemp rules, and if Oregon is risking having to destroy a lot of “Hot” hemp crop, hemp that has too high a level of THC.
See more over at: MurphyHempCompany.com
7:10 State Senator Herman Baertschiger checks in with a legislative update and outlook.
7:35 Jennifer Braceras, Director of the Center for Law and Liberty member of the Independent Women’s Forum talks with Bill.
After a bit of a quiet spell, self-proclaimed socialist and uber-Leftist darling, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is at it again. This time the target of her, ever tiring, racial accusations is the Electoral College. We’ll talk with Jennifer about, why Little Miss Left Wing is dead wrong.
AOC Claims the Electoral College is Racist, Here’s Why She’s Wrong
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) slammed the Electoral College as a racist “scam” that undermines the votes of minority voters.
It is true that the Electoral College was designed to protect less populous states from being dominated by those with larger populations and that many rural areas are predominantly white. But the racial minorities that do live in such states are probably quite pleased that the Electoral College protects their votes, just as it protects the votes of their white neighbors, from being overwhelmed by the mob.
Get more great information over at: IWF.org
8:10 Karen Straughn, spokesperson for Men’s Rights Edmonton, and contributor to AVoiceForMen.com talks with Bill.
Well, it appears that a writer on the NBC News website, is claiming that women are opting out of heterosexuality, because it represents global oppression. Read the article below to know more.
“Men need heterosexuality to maintain their societal dominance over women,” writes Marcie Bianco for the NBC News website. “Women, on the other hand, are increasingly realizing not only that they don’t need heterosexuality, but that it also is often the bedrock of their global oppression.”–Breitbart
Karen Straughan is a spokesperson for Men’s Rights Edmonton, and a contributor to AVoiceForMen.com. She is a prominent Men’s Rights Advocate who came to public attention through her infamous YouTube channel titled “GirlWritesWhat.” She is a mother of several children, and a published writer of Erotica novels.
MEN’S RIGHTS: mensrightsedmonton.com
Bill’s Guests: Monday, August 26, 2019
6:35 Gregory Wrightstone, Geologist and author of the book: Inconvenient Facts: The science that Al Gore doesn’t want you to know, talks with Bill today. We’ll talk with Greg about the latest climate change shenanigans, the fires in the Amazon and more.
Here’s some articles you can check out on the subject:
CLIMATE CHANGE ANALYST: Gregory Wrightstone is a geologist and the bestselling author of “Inconvenient Facts: The Science that Al Gore doesn’t want you to know.” Wrightstone provides factual data on the latest climate myths in a manner that is insightful and entertaining. His fact-based view of an Earth and humanity that are thriving and prospering rather than rushing to an apocalyptic end induced by man-made climate change challenges the climate consensus. Book sales have skyrocketed, reaching #1 in five categories on Amazon following extensive media coverage and outrage over Apple’s removal of his popular smartphone app from the App Store.
MORE ON THE BOOK: https://inconvenientfacts.xyz
BIO: Gregory Wrightstone is a geologist with more than 35 years of studying the Earth’s processes. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Waynesburg University and a master’s from West Virginia University, both in the field of geology. He has presented the results of his research around the world, including India, Ireland and China.
Gregory’s book was the result of a quest for the truth about climate change — a subject uncritically reported by the mainstream media of an Earth lurching inexorably toward climate apocalypse. Contrary to the hyperbole of climate alarmists, Wrightstone’s review of the science provides the historical context of the Earth that shows clearly that rising temperatures and increasing carbon dioxide are benefiting both the planet and the human condition.
Greg is a strong proponent of the scientific process and believes that policy decisions should be driven by science, facts and data — not a political agenda.
7:10 Greg Roberts with RogueWeather.com and today’s Outdoor Report
7:35 Richard Hartshorn a resident of Horse Creek, California and outspoken advocate for the truth about 2016’s Gap Fire, talks with Bill about a meeting this week on the true cause of “The Gap Fire” in northern California. The event takes place at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds at Winema Hall – going public with the Gap Fire.
Here’s an article from the Siskiyou Daily News that details the issue: Horse Creek residents seek answers on 2016 Gap Fire
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, DennisPowersBooks.com, and today’s “What Made Southern Oregon Great” profile. Also, more on his latest book “Where Past Meets Present” available on the local publisher www.HellgatePress.com
Glen Wooldridge: The Rogue’s Premier Guide
By Dennis Powers
Born in 1896 at his grandfather’s placer mine near Gold Hill along Foots Creek, Glen Wooldridge loved the Rogue River. He built a 20-foot-long boat of cedar two-by-fours, and in 1915 decided to run it from Grants Pass to Gold Beach with a friend, Cal Allen. The 19-year-old commercial gillnetter became the first person to do this, disregarding the fact that two men had drowned one year earlier in separate tries. Not knowing what was before him, this adventure took five days to conquer the dangerous rapids and canyons in the 120 miles to the Pacific Ocean, as they sold caught salmon to a cannery.
He became the first professional guide on the Rogue River two years later, now measured in the high hundreds, and popularized the river as a sport-fishing mecca. He also designed and built driftboats that were modified with a small stern transom and tilt upwards on the prow. Ginger Rogers, Clark Gable, Herbert Hoover, Zane Grey, and countless others selected him as their guide for their fishing and adventure trips.
Wooldridge figured out a way to make the wild Rogue passable at the most dangerous places: He dynamited them. He made Blossom Bar navigable this way, then a half-day portage. He maneuvered by a large rock, as his bowman dropped explosives in a gunnysack on the other side of the rock, and then rowed quickly away. He did this numerous times to make Blossom Bar as it is now, among changing many other barriers to navigating the river.
While he built up his Rogue Valley boat-building and guiding business, Glen was busy adventuring. He navigated Alaska’s Yukon River to California’s Klamath, including the dangerous Idaho rivers and those in British Columbia. In 1947 he made the first-ever trip up the Rogue River from the ocean to Grants Pass with a motorized boat. At age 79, he was the first to run up the fearsome Hells Gate on British Columbia’s Fraser River. Wooldridge guided fishermen on the Rogue River into the 1970s.
Meanwhile, his boat building business expanded as he set the standards for the Rogue. Wooldridge Boats are no longer made from wood, however, as the material of choice is now all-welded aluminum with its strength and light weight; the products now include several type of deep-water prop and inboard jet boats. In 1970, his grandson moved the family’s boat business from the Rogue Valley to Seattle.
He died in 1986 and a Josephine County creek is named after him. His history and that of his outdoor businesses have been chronicled in different books, magazines, and films (including a PBS special). A memorial was built in Grants Pass Riverside Park by the Rogue River that reads:
“Glen Wooldridge (1896-1986): Glen was a man without peer, who challenged and conquered the infamous Rogue River. Near this spot at an early age he forged a bond that forever linked him to this river. In 1915, he fulfilled a dream and became the first to maneuver a drift boat from Grants Pass to the Pacific. Glen Wooldridge in 1947 made the first complete trip up the Rogue with a 22-horsepower outboard motor, fitted with a “Jackass” lift he had developed, on a 20-foot plank boat. Over the years a major industry, including excursion boating, river guiding, and drift fishing, has evolved from Glenn’s pioneering efforts on the Rogue River.”
Field and Stream writer Ted Trueblood wrote in the forward to Rogue: A River To Run, which in 1982 Wooldridge wrote with Florence Arman: “This is the story of a unique man. One of the definitions of unique in my dictionary is ‘being without a like or equal.’ That fits Glen Wooldridge to a ‘T’. He is a river man. There are none like him, and I contend he has no equal.”
Sources: “Wooldridge Boats: Our History” at Glen Wooldridge’s Life (with Images); Dennis Powers, “Where Past Meets Present” (Ashland, Oregon: Hellgate Press, 2017), pp. 219-220 (Glen Wooldridge); an interesting article is Bob Woodward’s, “The Oregon Drift Boat,” Oregon Magazine, October 1, 2010, at On Drift Boats (with Images).
8:45 Sheryl and Julie will be here to talk about the new Logos Public Charter School facility / Ribbon Cutting which is scheduled for Tuesday 4pm 8/27. 1203 North Ross Lane. Also to touch on Bicoastal Media being the sponsor of their music room.