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3-30 to 4-03-2015

Mar 30, 2015 -- 3:10pm

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3-30-2015 GUEST INFORMATION
6:35 Dan Perkins, master writer and author of The Brotherhood of the Red Nile Trilogy, which centers around Islamic nuclear terrorism against the USA.
8:35 Bern Case, Jackson County Rogue Valley International Airport Director
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers "Visiting Past and Present". We talk Tsunamis!

The 1964 Good Friday/Crescent City Tsunami

By Dennis Powers

The March 27, 1964, Alaskan (Good Friday) earthquake with an 8.7 Richter-scale (9.2 on the moment magnitude scale) spawned a major tsunami that traveled the entire Pacific Ocean basin. After causing multiples of death and destruction at Alaskan coastal towns, the oceangoing tsunami left for the U.S. coast, slamming with their worst effects into Crescent City. Located 15-miles south of the Oregon border, this small coastal town of 3,000 people suffered losses that exceeded the combined effects of all previous tsunamis on the Continental U.S.

The four main surges at Crescent City threw many people late at night into life-risking jeopardy. In the space of two hours, 11 people died, 15 others were missing, 60 injured, 30 city blocks devastated, 289 businesses and homes destroyed or damaged, as well as 21 large fishing boats capsized or destroyed (plus numerous smaller ones) with incredible destruction wrought under a full moon late at night.

When people thought that the second flooding was the last, sightseers and residents alike headed down to see for themselves. Two more waves caught them unaware, the last one 21 feet high when it steamed onto land. The surges leveled an entire downtown, and the fatalities would have been much worse had this occurred during the summer-tourist season.  

The destruction included ripped-out telephone, sewer, water, and gas lines with the bodies of dead animals scattered over land and sea. The bay was littered at its bottom and near solid in places with destroyed cars, boats, appliances, logs, and lumber, as cars and trucks bobbed up and down with the capsized vessels. Tens of thousands of logs from log farms up to Washington covered the beaches for miles in both directions.   

Owing to downed electrical wires sparking ruptured-oil tanks, a bulk tank farm with five, 50,000 gallon tanks and two adjacent oil and gas stations were ablaze. No food, clothing, pharmacies, banking, gas stations, or any amenities were available. Trees were uprooted, asphalt streets ripped out, and 3 million board feet of lumber strewn over land and sea, along with 1,000 wrecked cars, numerous shattered buildings, and countless fish.     

The tsunami then steamed past California to Mexico and coursed around the world two times before finally expending its energy. After the destruction, the city and coast had to rebuild, starting that next morning when 200 men and women just showed up with their crowbars, tractors, and raw hands to start cleaning up--although no official call had gone out. As the undermanned fire department fought to put out fires, the Red Cross set up facilities that cared for over 500 people.

City and county work-crews, state and federal forest workers, and state-conservation-camp prisoners arrived to help with the cleanup. Across the U.S., individuals donated money; the Salvation Army, Red Cross, and others sent in disaster relief; the military was called in; and President Johnson declared this a disaster area.

The stories of ordinary people who rose to extraordinary heights came out. The ocean surged over two fishermen at the Klamath River mouth, pummeling them 1-1/2 miles up the river; the U.S. Air Force later awarded posthumously the Airman’s Medal, its highest award for bravery under peacetime condition, for the acts of one Sergeant.   

The media nationally lionized others, including Gary Clawson, who swam through the tsunami to find a rowboat and save two drowning people, then rescued six others--including his father, mother, fiancée, and three friends--only to unbelievably be the only one who survived when the raging ocean swept the boat and its group through a 200-foot culvert underneath Highway 101, an iron grate plugged with debris at its end.

The sea rose over unsuspecting people just going about their lives.  One nationally followed tragedy involved a family camping by the sea in Oregon (Beverly Beach State Park, one-third down the Oregon coast from the Washington border). Four small children drowned, while their grief-stricken parents survived.

Food, clothing, electrical generators, potable water, and portable sanitation facilities were trucked in. From banks and supermarkets to newspapers and gas stations, employees and citizens alike joined together to restart these normal but essential services. The S.B.A. soon established an office for flood loans and disaster relief. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers arranged for private contractors to demolish buildings and rebuilt public facilities. Aided by federal disaster relief and urban development funds, new dock, breakwater, and boating facilities were built, along with a new downtown center called “Tsunami Landing.”   

In response, the U.S. Government later constructed its West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center in Alaska with monitoring devices along the U.S. Pacific Coast. However, experts feel that an offshore eruption of the nearby Cascadia Subduction Zone, or another Alaskan tsunami, could create a disaster of incalculable proportions. Not to mention that tsunamis have hit Crescent City a total of 34 times since 1934.

Although the 1964 disaster was by far the worst, this area is always a target for even the smallest ones. The March 2011, Japanese tsunami--for example--crossed the Pacific Ocean to sink 11 boats in the harbor, damage 47 others, destroy 2/3rds of the docks, and kill one sightseer. Who knows what the future will bring?  

Sources: Willie Drye, “National Geographic News: California Tsunami Victims Recall 1964's Killer Waves,” January 21, 2005, at 1964 Tidal Wave; “CBS News: Tsunami sweeps 5 to sea, rips out Calif. docks,” March 11, 2011, at Japanese Tsunami Effects; Richard Gonzales, “National Public Radio: California Town Still Scarred By 1964 Tsunami,” at The 1964 Crescent City Tsunami; See generally “West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center,” at Warning Center. Also, Dennis M. Powers, The Raging Sea: The Powerful Account of the Worst Tsunami in U.S. History, New York: Citadel Press (Kensington Publishing Co.), 2005.     


 
3-27-2015 GUEST INFORMATION
6:35 Amber Smith, Senior Fellow at the Independent Women's Forum AND Former U.S. Army Chopper Pilot, served in combat during deployments to Iraq & Afghanistan. We analyze the latest developments in the plane crash in France.
7:20 Congressman Greg Walden in studio talking timber, budget, sokme of his votes of late.
He's a brave man, sampling the office coffee ;-)
7:40 Dale Matthews from BadCounty.com, more interesting developments for the economy. 90 jobs come from puttijng in a roadside marker? Well, that's the claim.
8:10 Eric Peters, libertarian car guy Go to his EXCELLENT site, EPAutos.com and read up on how big brother's cars Won't LET you speed
 
More from BadCounty - Here's a recent video where they discussed bicycle tourism. Is this the right route? Dale wonders, but I figure a lot of these scenic bike paths are pretty narrow. Still, an interesting conversation here:

 
 
MINIMUM WAGE BILL DEAD
Looks like your calls to Salem are working - Minimum wage increase is dead. KMED News learns that Senate President Peter Courtney told The Medford/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, plus the Chambers of Klamath Falls and Grants Pass that he is NOT going to take on a minimum wage bill this session.
 
I figure Oregon legislature Democrats will react to the plane crash in France by writing another law. Look for "Pink" Floyd Prozanski to require Oregon commercial pilots to sign a statement PROMISING to "not intentionally crash the plane before they're allowed to enter the cockpit". Hey, It makes as much sense as low carbon fuel standards, and wage and labor laws that attempt to repeal the laws of economics "because we say so".
 

3-24 to 3-27 2015

Mar 24, 2015 -- 5:40pm

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3-27-2015 GUEST INFORMATION
6:35 Amber Smith, Senior Fellow at the Independent Women's Forum AND Former U.S. Army Chopper Pilot, served in combat during deployments to Iraq & Afghanistan. We analyze the latest developments in the plane crash in France.
7:20 Congressman Greg Walden in studio talking timber, budget, sokme of his votes of late.
He's a brave man, sampling the office coffee ;-)
7:40 Dale Matthews from BadCounty.com, more interesting developments for the economy. 90 jobs come from puttijng in a roadside marker? Well, that's the claim.
8:10 Eric Peters, libertarian car guy Go to his EXCELLENT site, EPAutos.com and read up on how big brother's cars Won't LET you speed
 
More from BadCounty - Here's a recent video where they discussed bicycle tourism. Is this the right route? Dale wonders, but I figure a lot of these scenic bike paths are pretty narrow. Still, an interesting conversation here:

 
 
MINIMUM WAGE BILL DEAD
Looks like your calls to Salem are working - Minimum wage increase is dead. KMED News learns that Senate President Peter Courtney told The Medford/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, plus the Chambers of Klamath Falls and Grants Pass that he is NOT going to take on a minimum wage bill this session.
 
I figure Oregon legislature Democrats will react to the plane crash in France by writing another law. Look for "Pink" Floyd Prozanski to require Oregon commercial pilots to sign a statement PROMISING to "not intentionally crash the plane before they're allowed to enter the cockpit". Hey, It makes as much sense as low carbon fuel standards, and wage and labor laws that attempt to repeal the laws of economics "because we say so".
 
3-26-2014 GUESTS
7:10 Chris Boucher of the Cannavest Corporation - we talk about the hemp industry, what's
7:35 Kevin Starrett - Oregon Firerams Federation. The Gun Bills are moving, contact the legislature.
8:10 Ken Monk discussing problem with his cousing and a JCSO arrest.

3-25-2015 GUESTS
6:35 Allen Kors is the Founder and CEO of Achieve Lending, the first ever search engine for education loans. Designed to help both traditional and non-traditional students find the best student loans.
7:10 Klamath County Commissioner Tom Mallams talkin' water bill testimony in Salem, how it affects KBRA.
7:35 Crimestoppers w/Lt. Budreau.
8:10 Melissa Henson, ParentsTV.org, we discuss that $325,000 FCC tv fine, cable choice.
 

03-24-2015
TEN YEAR PLAN? YOU'RE JOKING, RIGHT?
 
Had O'Reilly on when I got home, and he was talking about how Ted Cruz probably won't be the GOP nominee. During the commercial break, a PAC ad was pushing the "Ten Year Republican Balanced Budget Plan". I laughed out loud. Critters think we're still that stupid? Any plan which looks out 10 years to work, will never work, and isn't designed to work. No Congress can lock a future Congress into anything. If you're serious, you balance within your term. No one's serious.
 
REALLY GOOD INFO TO FILE AWAY - HOPE YOU NEVER NEED TO USE THIS!

 
BILL'S GUESTS
6:35 Dr. Merrill Matthews, resident scholar at Institute for Policy Innovation. IRS is downsizing, so the tax code needs downsizing. We also talk Ted Cruz's tax talk, too.
7:10 Big week for legislative moves, we get the latest with State Rep. Sal Esquivel.
7:35 Dennis Linthicum, former Klamath Co. Commissioner, blogs on his Dirt Road Economist Site.
8:10 Jackson County Sheriff Corey Falls.

03-16 to 03-20 2015

Mar 16, 2015 -- 3:55pm

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03-20-2015
BILL'S GUESTS
6:35 Gary McDougal of the Heartland Institute, co-author of the 2015 Welfare Report Card (Oregon is #45, could be better)
7:15 Marty Rathbun, former 2nd in command of the Church of Scientology, and he's part of an HBO documentary premiering Sunday 3/29 at 8pm "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief.
8:10 Mischa Popoff, former USDA-contract organic inspector and the author of the self-published book, Is it Organic?  Arctic Apples Could Be Better than Organics. (He has no inter ests in the Arctic Apple nor Intrexon)
8:35 Katherine Paul, Organic Consumers Association and she has a different opinion of the Arctic Apple, also discusses the state of Maine's GMO labeling issues.

3-19-2015
VOTE OR ELSE?
King Obama floats the idea of mandatory voting in the "land of the free". (to go with your mandatory health insurance) Says it would be "transformative". Hmm, Soviet Union required voting, too. Argentina, Brazil, Australia, Mexico, Greece, Honduras, and a few others still do. Remember, tyrants and police states LOVE mandatory voting, it's how they claim "legitimacy". e.g. "Uh, yeah, people like our system 'cuz 56% of the whole population voted for Presidential fascist "A" vs 44% for Presidential fascist "B". I doubt you're fooled by this, but count on the plan getting pushed.
 
I, for one, would like to tighten voting requirements. First people I'd disenfranchise? Almost anyone ever making it on "Watter's World" on O'Reilly's show...that segment be damn scary stupid sometimes. ;-0
 
BILL'S GUEST FOR 03-19-2015
6:35 Rachel Alexander, senior editor at The Stream. The Most Lavish Presidential Vacatios Ever.
7:10 James Wallman, Stuffocation: Living More with Less. Great talk w/James. Do you own your "stuff", or does your stuff own you?
8:10 Who's asking the tough questions about protecting humans from the rise of robots? James Barrat is, and he's done some amazing research in his book Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era.

3-18-15
LOCAL ATTORNEY JACK SWIFT - MAKING A LOT OF SENSE HERE
 
CAVEMAN RANT: CENTRAL PLANNING

Back in the 1980s, the brainbirds in Portland developed the idea that
they could manage Oregon’s economy by dictating the use of the
individual’s private property.  For them, it was axiomatic that they
could do a better job of that management than the individual who
happened to own it.  With great fanfare, they proudly introduced the
concept of comprehensive statewide land use regulation to be managed
by a Land Conservation and Development Commission.  (The infamous
LCDC.)  With a great deal of posturing and braggadocio they proudly
proclaimed that in doing so, Oregon was showing the rest of the nation
the way to guaranteed economic success.  They announced that Oregon
was leading the nation.  Of course, as is their wont when proclaiming
their leadership, they never look back to see if anyone is actually
following.  Fortunately for the nation, no one was.

We will skip the issue that such an arrogation of control by the
government is exactly contrary to the conceits of the political
theorist John Locke, and Madison and the rest of the founders that the
primary function of government is the protection of private property.
We will assume, arguendo, that such control is actually
Constitutional.  Our question is how has this worked out?  Is the
managed economy of Oregon leading the nation?

There is not an exact correlation but, in general, qualification for
SNAP (food stamps) is roughly equivalent to income at or below the
federal poverty level.  It follows that measures of SNAP participation
can give one insight as to the overall health of local economies.

According to the data published on the SNAP website, after 30 years of
brainbird guidance, Oregon has the highest percentage of SNAP
participation - 19.4% - of any state in the union.  That means that in
Oregon almost one out of every five people is existing on an income at
or below the poverty level.  (I am aware that the Oregonian has
claimed that two states are actually worse, but I’m running with the
stats published by SNAP.)  These are not exactly results that command
respect for leadership.  It is no wonder that no one is following the
brainbirds.

Moreover, the gameplan announced for the economy was the preservation
of Oregon’s key industries: logging and agriculture.  How has that
worked out?  But for global warming and the migration of vintners
north from Napa Valley, we would have logging dead and agriculture
with one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel.  The only
upside to the Oregon economy is the success of Intel and Nike,
operating in two areas outside the control of the brainbirds.

After 30 years of trying, the brainbirds’ efforts can only be judged
to be an unmitigated disaster.  It is time to scrap comprehensive
statewide land use regulation.  Dissolve the LCDC.  Allow the counties
to return to localized land use zoning to whatever extent local
communities desire it.  Turn loose the free market and we just might
develop an economy Oregonians can be proud of.

Wouldn’t it be great if Oregon could secede from Portland?
 

3-17-15
FABULOUS TED TALK BY former CBS reporter SHARYL ATKISSON
 
It's a great lesson on how to discern truth in news reporting versus P.R.
 
BILL's GUESTS for 03-17-2015
 
6:35 Fox News Channel's John LeBouttilier, from "Political Insiders". Read more on his blog
7:10 Retired law enforcement crime prevention specialist Ron Kohl, we talk about protecting yourself from scams. He's conducting two FREE anti-fraud seminars, Friday, March 27th, 1:30pm and 6pm, at the Grove, next door to Ashland Police.
7:35 Dale Matthews, Bad County.com - Why do thieves come to Jo County, to spread hate?
8:10 James Hirsen, attorney and media critic. Growth of Streaming has Big Media Worried.
 
 

 
WHITE LIBERAL GUILT ON TRIAL AT LUNCH
 
BILL'S GUESTS for 03-16-2015
735 Mike Wendy, president of MediaFreedom.org, and we talk the 400 page Net Neutrality Monster.
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, "Visiting Past and Present", (wrestling, below!)
8:45 Lisa Kelly, president of the Greater Grants Pass Rotary. The 9th annual FIRST CRUSH event. Great food, fun, wine, and all for a good cause. Tickets are $40 in advance, and all the info on buying tickets is here.
 

The Most Successful Valley Sport--Wrestling

By Dennis Powers

 

Whether looked at now or twenty-five years ago, wrestling is the most successful sport of this region--whether at the high school, collegiate, or national level--although at times the best kept secret. A prime reason is Southern Oregon University’s (SOU) program that dates back to Bob Riehm, SOU’s head wrestling coach from 1969-1994, and then his successor, Mike Ritchey, who has coached for twenty years since then.

Bob Riehm turned the wrestling program into one of the top ones in the country with NAIA National Championships in 1978, 1983, and 1994. During his 25-year run as head coach, twelve of his teams won NAIA regional championships and 18 finished in the top eight at the national championships. Riehm coached 100 All-Americans and twice earned National Coach of the Year honors; the SOU Sports Arena in 2012 was formally dedicated as Bob Riehm Arena for his successes.

Riehm turned the coaching reigns over to Mike Ritchey in 1995, a four-time All-American on his teams, who continued the tradition of winning with scholar-athletes and grooming responsible individuals. Mike Ritchey’s Raiders in their 2014-15 season (14-2 in duals) extended their consecutive winning season streak to 45 years, competing against Division I, II, and III teams. During this streak, the Raiders are 431-140 (a 75% winning percentage) in dual meets.

With a fourth national championship in 2001 under Ritchey, these are the most for Raider sports. For the 2014-2015 season, his team achieved 2nd place at the Nationals, 2nd place in the National Duals, with six All-Americans and two national champions. A three-time National Coach of the Year, Ritchey has had ten top-five NAIA finishes, 11 conference or regional titles, and is a six-time Regional Coach of the Year winner. 

What Bob Riehm and Mike Ritchey accomplished, moreover, was setting up a network of past wrestlers, alumni, and coaching connections that continue to bring exceptional student-athletes into this program. For example, Dan Speasl was a three-time All-American under Reihm, and after graduation had a 30-year career at Crater High School. “Speas” was a teacher and not only the wrestling coach (among other coaching responsibilities), but later the Athletic Director and put wrestling on the map there.

Greg Haga followed Speasl, also played for Bob Riehm, and won a national championship in 1985 at 190 pounds. One of the most successful coaches in Oregon history, he guided the Crater High School wrestling teams to eight state championships in 20 seasons (four consecutive years from 2003 - 2006). Other area high schools with excellent wrestling teams (including several coaches who played under Riehm) are Eagle Point, Phoenix, Talent, South Medford, and Grants Pass, to name a few.

Nationally-recognized wrestling names from here start with the name Gutches. Winning three state high school titles at South Medford High, Les Gutches went onto Oregon State and won NCAA titles in 1995 and 1996. He received the Dan Hodge Trophy as the nation's top collegiate wrestler in 1996, was a three-time Academic-All American, and the 1997 world champion at 187 pounds. An OSU MBA graduate, he now is an executive with USA Wrestling.

Brock Gutches--nephew of Les Gutches--has similarly rose to prominence. He won his fourth consecutive NAIA championship with SOU at 174 pounds recently in 2015, and this was a historical achievement, being the only one at his weight class to win four consecutive ones. Brock won the NAIA Wrestler of the Year award, and the Most Valuable Wrestler at the National Championships. He also won the bronze medal at the 2014 ASICS University National Wrestling Championships in both Greco-Roman and Freestyle competitions, making him the only individual to medal in both styles. In July 2014, he captured third place in the U.S. World Team Trials--all of these matches being against Division I, II, and III levels.  

Nick Amuchastegui is a 2007 graduate of Phoenix (Ore.) High School and a 4-A state champion. He wrestled for Stanford, placed second for two consecutive years at the NCAA wrestling tournament (174 pounds), and won the NCAA Elite 88 Award for the second straight time as the NCAA Championship wrestler with the highest GPA (grade point). The list continues with three-time state champion Eleazar De Luca of Phoenix (Class 4-A) who won a 2013 Junior National Championship. There are more area wrestling successes, but we don’t have the space to name them all.

Sources: “SOU Athletics Hall of Fame: Bob Riehm” at SOU Athletic Hall of Fame; “Mike Ritchey--SOU Wrestling Coach,” at Mike Ritchey Background; see generally “SOU-Wrestling” at SOU Wrestling, as well as the archives at SOU's Wrestling Past;

 

 

3-09 to 3-13-2015

Mar 09, 2015 -- 10:04am

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3-13-2015

HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN?

Oregon Man In Jail 900 Days but has committed no crime. He's a "material witness" in a murder trial. I had NO idea this kind of stuff went on.

FROM DALE MATTHEWS (H/T)

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 3-13-2015

6:35 Ron Hosko, former Assisitant Director to the FBI, and president of the Law Enforcement Officer Legal Defense Fund. We discuss the Ferguson uptick in violence, policing techniques.

7:35 Fred Starkey, expert on PERS, email me if you'd like a copy of his latest, "Oregon Grand Delusion II".

8:10 Eric Peters, Libertarian Car Guy and journalist. Read more at Eric Peters Autos website. Eric digs into Oregon's Tax By Mile trial program starting July.


3-12-2015 News of Note:

1) Kitzhaber/Hayes stench wafts over Salem as Gov. Brown slobber-kisses Gang Green Cronies, Signs Low Carbon Fuels bill, SB324, into law. Look for the real world to get more expensive in order to subsidize unicorn farts-powered transportation.

2) The Medford City council debated regulating marijuana gardens in Medford, including possibly regulating the smell. Hmm, seems a tall order, but whaddya' think about going into business producing charcoal filter odor-absorbing translucent tarps for the growers?

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 03-12-2015

6:35 Dr. Angelo Volandes thinks America's end-of-life care system is broken, so he wrote "The Conversation, A Revolutionary Plan for End of Life Care".

7:10 Dale Matthews with BadCounty.com, where he has a video of Jo Co Commissioners discussing why they don't think they "need to discuss" salaries in public any longer.

8:45 Don Montgomery, Jackson County Amateur Radio Emergency Services Coordinator. A week from today, 3/19, they'll start a General Class Ham Radio license class. Free except for the $30 or so cost for the study manual. Great Hobby. Email Kirby Wheeler to find out more and sign up.


3-11-2015

VACCINE BILL DIES IN COMMITTEE

The drive to eliminate vaccine exemptions in Oregon is over. Senator & Dr. Elizabeth Steiner pulls SB442 due to rising public pressure. Had it passed, it would have ended vaccine exemptions with the exception of medical exemptions. Dr. Steiner said "There were very vocal minorities from both parties, and they began to wield some influence. This became much more about who's right and who's wrong rather than children's health."

I see the well-intentioned Doctor's version of "right and wrong" through the lens of individual liberty versus the collective hysterical Borg. You're told to be an informed adult, read the labels, etc. But if you read the vaccine label inserts, and decide the out-in-the-open stated risks are not worth the benefits for your child, then you're branded a "kook".

Government's lawful role is quarantine of infected individuals.

GUEST INFO FOR 3-11-15

6:35 Andrew Bostom, Phd, author of Iran's Final Solution for Israel: The Legacy of Jihad and Shi'ite Islamic Jew-Hatred in Iran

7:35 Crimestoppers with Deputy Chief Brett Johnson from MPD

8:10 Christine Harbin Hanson from Americans for Prosperity. More American Businesses Closing Than Opening

8:35 Larry Pratt, Gun Owners of America - VICTORY - BATFE backs away from Ammo Ban.


HILLARY'S "PRESSER" TODAY (Tuesday)'
 
Heard the Hillary Clinton press conference today. Ooooh, was it one of those slo-mo PR train wrecks which sounded worse the longer it went on. Mitchell tosses a soggy softball, and Turkish Television gets first question. (?) but there was one really good set of questions from a male reporter: "Madam Secretary, State Department rules at the time you were secretary were perfectly clear that if a State Department employee was going to be using private email, that employee needed to turn those emails over to the State Department to be preserved on government computers.

Why did you not do that? Why did you not go along with State Department rules until nearly two years after you left office?

And also, the president of the United States said that he was unaware that you had this unusual email arrangement. The White House counsel’s office says that you never approved this arrangement through them.

Why did you not do that? Why did you — why have you apparently caught the White House by surprise?

And then just one last political question, if I — I might. Does all of this make — affect your decision in any way on whether or not to run for president?"

As to Hillary's answer, it was basically a b.s. version of "the government servers ate/captured my emails".

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 03-10-15

6:35 Curtis Ellis - Political Communications consultant, writer for WND.com, and he writes that we should tell congress to stop fast track free trade authority for President Obama. Write your congress critter on this by logging on Obamatrade.com

7;10 State Rep Sal Esquivel - Salem update and plenty of bad bills.

8:10 Will Reishman from Strategic Financial talking worldwide money/conditions.


JUST ANOTHER MANIC MONDAY

Interesting weirdness bubbling up. City of Gold Hill meets today to reconsider last week's "install cameras in City Hall" rather than install them to watch over crime-ridden businesses. I'm a simple guy, so I say get rid of gov, or ANY employees who take down their pants in front of other employees, but what the heck do I know?

Meanwhile, a gym in Michigan throws out a "normal" (I know that's a loaded term these days) woman for complaining too much about a transgendered man (who thinks he's a woman) changing in the woman's locker room. How DARE she complain about a man in her locker room...after all, we ALL know that gender comes down to what I happen to FEEL I am today. 

Even more meanwhile, we get to vote on taxing marijuana in Jac Co tomorrow, measure 15-133. Tax the pot, and you enrich the Jackson County parasites. Don't vote to tax the pot, and get set for ALL the growers to vacate the cities which have taxes, and start growing ONLY in the county. Damned if you do, or don't, huh?

I don't smoke this stuff, but after all these stories, I'm ready to start!


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 03-09-2015
 
6:35 Tom Pyle, Institute for Energy Research, and we discuss Harry Reid's Gang Green grease from alternative energy getting spread around.
 
7:35 State Rep Mike McLane, HD 55,
 
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, "Visiting Past and Present"

Lisa Rinna: The Medford Actress Who Made It

By Dennis Powers

Born on July 11, 1963, in Newport Beach, California, Lisa Rinna grew up in Medford, Oregon, after her family moved there. Her father, Frank Rinna, had graduated summa cum laude from the California College of Arts and Crafts; after working for the San Francisco Chronicle in the early1950s for five years as a staff artist, he freelanced on agency accounts for Chevron, PG&E, Pittsburgh Paint, and Harry & David. While working on Harry & David, he was offered the job of Executive Art Director, which involved moving to Medford. Frank retired in 1988 with his famed watercolors featured at the Britt and in different private collections.  

A cheerleader from junior high through high school, Lisa attended Medford elementary school, junior high school and graduated in 1981 from Medford Senior High school. While in high school, she acted in shows as “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Hair”. While there, she dreamed of “a more fabulous life.” She studied drama at the University of Oregon after high school, but dropped out after her first term when she was denied entry to the advanced acting program. 

She moved to San Francisco, where she pursued, and found, a modeling career. In 1986,she had her lips injected with silicone on a whim for that “pillowy” look, along with a “real big ‘boob’ job.” In 1987, she switched gears and moved to Los Angeles to become an actress, landing early roles on TV commercials, guest appearances on “Baywatch,” and appearing in low-budget movies. In 1989, Rinna appeared on her first TV show, “The Hogan Family,” starring Jason Bateman.

Her career took off in 1992 when she took on the role of Billie Reed on the daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives.” This role earned her back-to-back Soap Opera Digest awards in 1994 and 1995, including “Outstanding Female Newcomer.” Following her departure from “Days,” Lisa moved to Fox’s prime-time soap “Melrose Place” in 1996. On “Melrose,” she played the scheming Taylor McBride; this character was also an instant hit and she soon met her future husband, actor Harry Hamlin.

Hamlin had graduated from Yale University with a BA in Drama and Psychology in 1974. He then attended the American Conservatory Theatre's Advanced Actor Training Program from which he was subsequently awarded a Master of Fine Arts degree in acting. Hamlin appeared in the 1976 television production of “Taming of the Shrew” and also had the title role in the 1979 television miniseries “Studs Lonigan”—but his big-screen break was the starring role in the 1981 Greek mythology fantasy epic “Clash of the Titans.”

Afterwards, his career faltered but he returned to television in two miniseries, “Master of the Game” and “Space” (based on the novel by James A. Michener). Following this, Hamlin's popularity skyrocketed when he starred on the highly popular NBC legal drama series “L.A. Law,” as the principled attorney Michael Kuzak from 1986 to 1991, during which time he was voted as People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1987. He decided to leave the series and tried to revive his movie career; however, this was unsuccessful and so far he has only starred in B movies and direct-to-video features. Lisa and Harry married in 1997.

In 1998, Rinna created a stir when she posed for a nude cover while six months pregnant (with daughter Delilah Belle; she gave birth to the couple’s second daughter, Amelia Gray, in 2001) in the September issue of Playboy magazine. She posed again and was again the cover model in May, 2009—this time in a skimpy leotard, suit jacket, lacy peek-a-boo bra, and fishnets.          

After “Melrose Place,” she hosted or co-hosted several TV shows, including “Soap Talk” for which she earned four Emmy nominations in the “Outstanding Talk Show Host” category. In 2006, Rinna joined the cast of the second season of “Dancing with the Stars” as one of the celebrity competitors. The appearance helped her (and Hamlin, who was on DWTS during season 3) land the lead role in Broadway’s “Chicago” in 2007—the same year she began her duties as the red-carpet commentator for the TV Guide Network at such events as the Emmy Awards.

More recently, Rinna has written three books, released a series of exercise DVDs, launched a fashion collection (Belle Gray by Lisa Rinna) on TV’s QVC, had a reality show with her husband (“Harry Loves Lisa”) for six episodes, served as Anderson Cooper’s co-host on his daytime talk show—and now continues as a lead in the “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”

There is no question that Lisa has used her exotic looks, infectious energy, and savvy business acumen to become one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood—and still visiting her parents who still live in Medford. 

Sources: Wikipedia, “Harry Hamlin” at Harry Hamlin; Clive Twitchell, “Britt-Poster Artist”, at Father (Frank Rinna); Bill Varble, “Medford's Lisa Rinna joins 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'”, Mail Tribune, November 28, 2014 at Overview; “Lisa Rinna Bio” at Lisa Rinna (Bio);and “Bio: Lisa Rinna” at More Lisa Rinna (Bio).      


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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT LAST WEEK, HUNTER'S FAMILY GETS VAN
 
 
Hunter Cmelo's family now has reliable transportation! Hunter is the 6-year old in Grants Pass put in detention because family car trouble was leading to excessive tardiness. I talked about it on my show last week, called up Lisa Kelly, and she and Dave agreed to help fix the family car...it was too far gone. So David Stepp talks to his boss, Ron Sherrard, of Rapid Repo, who donates a beautiful Chrysler Minivan. Kelly's fixes up the van big time, Advanced Tire donates 2 new tires, Advanced Glass of Grants Pass puts in a new windshield, many folks donated funds to help, and voila, they're ready to roll! It goes to show what a caring community we live in!
 

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, HUNTER'S FAMILY GETS VAN
 
 
Hunter Cmelo's family now has reliable transportation! Hunter is the 6-year old in Grants Pass put in detention because family car trouble was leading to excessive tardiness. I talked about it on my show last week, called up Lisa Kelly, and she and Dave agreed to help fix the family car...it was too far gone. So David Stepp talks to his boss, Ron Sherrard, of Rapid Repo, who donates a beautiful Chrysler Minivan. Kelly's fixes up the van big time, Advanced Tire donates 2 new tires, Advanced Glass of Grants Pass puts in a new windshield, many folks donated funds to help, and voila, they're ready to roll! It goes to show what a caring community we live in!
 
BILL'S GUESTS FOR 03-06-2015
6:35 Dr. Merrill Matthews, Institute for Policy Management resident scholar. More Americans benefit if Obamacare case is lost.
7:10 Matthew Whitaker, Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust Director talks the HIllary Email issue.
8:10 Kevin Starrett, Oregon Firearms Federation - Bad stuff in new anti-stalking law. Read more and fight it here.
 

HERE'S ONE FOR LOW CARBON FUEL LAW DUPES, er, I mean SUPPORTERS ;-)

 
BILL'S GUESTS FOR 3-05-2015
7:10 Dennis Linthicum, former Klamath County Commissioner, and now blogging at The Dirt Road Economist.

8:45 - Great fun coming up this Saturday. Terry Welburn and Frank Scarlotta promote "The Varmint Shoot".  It's happening at the range near the drag strip on Kershaw road in White City. 10 Dollar entrant fee, there's 200 yard pistol shooting, .45 caliber and smaller, Varmint - any rifle in excess of 9.5 pounds, including sights and magazine fired from the bench or prone. Sporing rifle, 9.5 pounds or less, including sights and magazine fired from bench or prone. You have to be there no later than 9:30a to shoot, shooting starts at 10am, BBQ for shooters after the event!

 

 


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 03-04-2015
6:15 Prof William Jacobson from Cornell University of Law - We talk about Netanyahu's speech from yesterday. More on his Legal Insurrection Blog.
7:10 Rep. Duane Stark of Grants Pass - latest from the session.
7:35 Crimestoppers with Deputy Chief Brett Johnson
7:10 Automotive Journalist Eric Peters - Ya' Gotta head to his site for wonderful posts on cars, tech, freedom. EPAutos.com
 

 

 


QUESTION OF THE DAY

What if Republicans in Congress fought as hard and cared enough and defended Republican principles and limited government as strongly as they backed Israel today?

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 03-03-2015

6:35 Dale Matthews from Bad County Dot Com. Hmm, about those Mark VonHolle economic development contracts?

7:10 HD 3 State Rep. Carl Wilson of Grants Pass, Introduces bill to allow districts to opt-out of Common Core Curriculum

7:35 Attorneys William Frances and Pete Carini on why HB2936, which redefines Sobering Centers, could lead to some real civil rights violations.

8:45 BUSINESS INTERVIEW - Advanced Air and Metal, (541) 772-6866, and we talk about their amazing value on getting $20 Off Your First Year of A Planned Maintenance Agreement, 25% Off Of Filters, and so many other advantages. Call them today at 541-772-6866 to find out more.


COOL CLIP OF THE DAY

How many water baloons to stop a .44 Magnum slug?

 

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 3-02-2015

6:35 Johnathan Webb, of KI's Active Design - studies indicating sitting at work is killing us, and Johnathan's company designs SIT/STAND desks!

7:10 Cory Crebbin, City of Medford Public Works Director - The mysterious world of underground piping and infrastructure, and their efforts to make sure you don't pay too much to keep it all flushing and draining. A lot more complex than you would think!

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers "Visiting Past and Present", and we dig into the Vortex!

The Oregon Vortex

By Dennis Powers

An unusual place rests five miles up Sardine Creek from Highway 234 (which turns two miles later into Second Avenue when in Gold Hill). Calling it the “Forbidden Ground,” Native Americans avoided the area, as apparently did their horses, wild birds, and other wildlife. Despite this, the Grey Eagle Mining Company in the 1890’s built a gold assay office on the site and near their mine. The structure was plumbed level when constructed.

During a heavy rainy season in 1910, a mudslide carried the slanted-wood building down the hill where it slid against a maple tree. No longer plumb or level, the house is still there but rests at a weird angle. Now named the “House of Mystery,” balls inside roll uphill, people stand weirdly, and brooms angle on end. Outside the twisted house, people appear dramatically taller when they shift positions.   

John Lister was a geologist, mining engineer, and physicist. Visiting the area in 1913, the Scottish scientist was intrigued by what he saw. Named the “Vortex”--defined as a fluid or gas circulating around a core with its inside pressure being lower than its outside--Lister later bought the property. He developed it in the early 1920s, conducted thousands of experiments, and in 1930 opened it to the public.

Lister claimed the property was at the intersection of strange forces he named terralines, or energy that causes a repelling (anti-gravitational) electromagnetic field. The story goes that Lister became so frightened by his discoveries that before he died, he burned his notes. After his death, Maria Cooper's family in 1961 left their Gold Hill service station and motel to buy the Vortex. Then in high school, Maria twenty years later quit her job as a social worker to run it when her father became ill. She continued on for years.

The controversy also continues. Balls seeming to run uphill and a pendulum hanging at an angle can be explained by the crazy, skewed building. It’s argued that this effect is caused by the distorted perspective of not seeing the horizon but against the background of converging lines. When visual references are skewed sufficiently, people can actually feel dizzy--which they do. Outside, however, is another story. Photographs of people changing places (one taller than the other) evidence their changing heights, based solely on the new position. Trees grow in weird shapes; people shrink or grow as they walk, one way or the other.

Is this an optical illusion, caused by terralines, or due to a deep metallic core with different influences? The controversy continues today.   

Sources: “The Oregon Vortex” at Vortex; Jeff Barnard, “Woman Seeks Good Family to Take Over Mysterious Vortex,” Associated Press (as published in the Salt Lake Tribune, March 14, 2004) at Oregon Vortex.  


APPROPRIATE DISCIPLINARY ACTION ON A 6-YEAR OLD?

The above picture taken by Hunter's mom, Nicole Garloff of Grants Pass. Due to an unreliable car, Hunter has been late several times for school at Lincoln Elementary in Grants Pass School District 7. Because of tardies, Hunter had to sit behind the "wall of shame" at school lunch. Probably not the best call by school administrators.

UPDATE: HUGE THANKS to Lisa Kelly and Kelly's Automotive in Grants Pass and Medford for volunteering to donate $500 in car repairs to get the Grants Pass mother and father's car fixed. This is the family with the 6-year old boy, Hunter, who was shamed with lunch detention for being late to school several times. I'm kicking in cash to help, same with other KMED listeners.

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APPROPRIATE DISCIPLINARY ACTION ON A 6-YEAR OLD?

The above picture taken by Hunter's mom, Nicole Garloff of Grants Pass. Due to an unreliable car, Hunter has been late several times for school at Lincoln Elementary in Grants Pass School District 7. Because of tardies, Hunter had to sit behind the "wall of shame" at school lunch. Probably not the best call by school administrators.

UPDATE: HUGE THANKS to Lisa Kelly and Kelly's Automotive in Grants Pass and Medford for volunteering to donate $500 in car repairs to get the Grants Pass mother and father's car fixed. This is the family with the 6-year old boy, Hunter, who was shamed with lunch detention for being late to school several times. I'm kicking in cash to help, same with other KMED listeners.

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 02-27-2015

6:35 Julia Seymoure from MRC, Soros money behind the Net Neutrality Takeover

7:15 Anabel Ascher, The Frugal Goddess, author of Whole Food at Half Price–30 Days to Healthy Eating Without Breaking The Bank

8:10 John Charles, Cascade Policy Institute - The Case of the Disappearing Backyard. (Land use policy run amok)


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 02-26-2015

7:10 Rich Richmond, founder of TheLeastOfThese.org ministry, and Russian minister Vitalik Dudukolov, lives in Ukraine, and we discuss what's really going on there for Christians there.

7:35 Jackson County Sheriff Corey Falls

8:35 Nicole Garloff, mother of 6-year old Hunter, the Grants Pass Student noted at the top of this post.


PAGING LEE GREENWOOD, DR. LEE GREENWOOD, REPORT TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM, PLEASE.

Sing with me: "I'm Proud to be an Uh-Merican, where we used-to-be-quite- free" Tomorrow is the final big net neutrality takeover by the FCC. More than 300 pages of rules and regs. (which you aren't allowed to see) Even some Dems worried about this...making the internet "fair" will be a massive increase of government control and taxation. Brace for your internet permit in the "land of the free".

Perhaps I'm being impolite for noting that all those "Good Republicans" elected to the House could defund the FCC, too...Along with DHS immigration, and about 100 other federal agencies not authorized in the constitution. We're told to elect R's to rightly shrink the size of government, and repeal Obamacare, but somehow it's never the right time...you know, there's an election coming up...it'll make Obama look good, wait until we have a Republican in the White House, let the courts handle this, etc.

It's almost as if the party just tells us it wants to shrink government in order to get votes, but it doesn't really mean to. I know that's how it looks, but I'm sure there's a reasonable explanation. <sarcasm OFF>

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 02-25-1015

6:35 Sean Noble with American Encore. In his latest column for Townhall.com, American Encore President Sean Noble discusses FEC Democrats’ plan it censor the internet and how it will only further bolster moneyed interests.

7:35 Crimestopper with Lt. Mike Budreau

8:10 Richard Greenberg, author of Raising Children Other People Want to Be Around. His website is CommonSenseDad.com. Richard and I kick around this trend of cops cracking down on "free range parents', including investigating parents letting their children walk home alone from public parks.


2-24-15 Last Day for Radio Shacks in Medford - RIP

Just happened to drop by Bear Creek Plaza today, needing some solder, thought I'd see if RadioShack had any left during their shutting down sale. (Nope, had to go to Bi Mart)  It ends up that our local Radio Shacks closed for good today. I was the last paying customer, and they shut down when I left, starting to move out the fixtures. Got a huge box of cables, adapters, some cellphone b.s., parts, for about a penny on the dollar. It was like closing a door on a big part of my life. All those years building projects brought back all sorths of RS memories - The battery of the week club, 100 in 1 electronic kits, shortwave and ham radio gear, lifetime guaranteed gold pin vacuum tubes. Great memories of learning to build things. Radioshack may yet live on, being co-branded with some remaining Sprint stores, perhaps even a revived online presence.

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 2/24/2015

6:35 Dale Matthews from BadCounty.com - Problems with the county software, looks like they're going to cut their losses, but the taxpayers lose close to half oa a $600,000 investment.

7:10 House District 55 State Representative Mike McLane has an update on the latest legislative action.

8:10 Kevin Starrett at Oregon Firearms Federation - Gun Bills are going to start moving Thursday, be vigilant.


HEARD AT THE GOVERNORS PRESS CONFERENCE...

Gov Kate Brown said it would be "speculative" to ask if she'd pardon disgraced Gov. Kitzhaber. (A simple "no" would have sufficed.)


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 2-23-2015

6:35 Liz Peek from the Fiscal Times Dot Com, Obama's Immigration Setback is a Gift to the GOP.

7:15 Terrorism expert and former Army Lt. Colonel James Jay Carafano, author of of the new e-book Surviving The End: A Practical Guide For Everyday Americans In the Age Of Terror.

7:35 - David Beatty, former Jackson County Sheriffs Deputy

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, "Visiting Past and Present" segment

8:35 Mark Hutto with Jay Austin and Company Coin and Jewelry Exchange

DR. POWERS POST FOR THIS WEEK:

The D’Autremont Brothers and the Old West’s Last Train Robbery

By Dennis Powers

 

The completion of Tunnel No. 13 beneath the Siskiyou Pass in 1887 allowed Southern Pacific to connect California and Oregon by rail. Located a short distance east of the historic pass, the grades on both sides of the Siskiyou Summit are steep. Some thirty five years later, the D’Autremont brothers saw this as the ideal location to pull off what’s considered to be this country’s last Old-West-style train robbery.

On October 11, 1923, the train was traveling from Seattle to San Francisco and cresting the Siskiyou Summit after its Ashland stopover. Awaiting the lumbering train was 19-year-old Hugh D’Autremont and his twin, 23-year-old brothers, Ray and Roy. They had heard rumors that the train was hauling nearly $500,000 in gold. They decided to stop the train at the 3,107-foot-long Tunnel 13, because it would be easy to get onto as it slowly chugged its way to the crest. The grade to the north of the summit is 3.67%, the steepest one on this trip.

Roy and Hugh jumped onto the train when it slowed to test its brakes, while Ray waited at the tunnel’s other end with the dynamite. They jumped onto the baggage car and climbed over the coal tender. Leaping down into the engine cab, Hugh with his gun drawn ordered the engineer to stop, which he did at the south end of the tunnel. As coal smoke began to leak into the cars, the passengers were upset, of course, but didn’t know what was going on.  

When the postal clerk locked himself inside the mail car, the twins packed their dynamite against one end and ignited the explosives. Not knowing what they were doing, the immense explosion destroyed the car, ripped open one side, and killed the clerk. Hearing the explosion and choking in the dense smoke, the passengers staggered towards the end of the tunnel and away from the wrecked track and train.          

The unfortunate brakeman managed to make his way out through the thick smoke, but his appearance startled the brothers. Ray with a shotgun and Hugh with a .45 semiautomatic opened fire and killed the man. Knowing that they didn’t have time or any money or gold in sight, the D’Autremonts shot and killed the train engineer and fireman, the only witnesses they believed had seen them. Wiping their feet in creosote to keep the bloodhounds from their scent, the brothers fled into the woods. Despite an extensive manhunt by local posses, angry railroad workers, Oregon National Guard troops, and even federal personnel, the brothers had managed to disappear.            

With four men murdered and mangled car remains, it was maddening to the authorities that this crime couldn’t be solved. It wouldn’t have been, but for a forensic scientist by the name of “The Wizard,” Edward O. Heinrich, who was pioneering in the use of forensic science to solve criminal cases. A scientist in a University of California-Berkeley laboratory, he received from law authorities the scant evidence left behind: a single pair of coveralls and inconclusive passenger testimony.

In a few weeks, Heinrich informed them that their “coverall man” was white, light complexioned, had light-brown eyebrows, a mustache, medium-brown hair, and was near 5-feet, 10-inches tall. He was a logger in the Pacific Northwest, left-handed, and very meticulous about his appearance. The man smoked and when caught, Heinrich said he would probably be wearing a new jacket and a bowler hat. When Roy D’Autremont finally was caught, he was smoking a cigarette and wearing the jacket and hat.          

Wizard Heinrich, also called the “Edison of Crime Detection,” determined that the “dirt” discovered on the overalls was not oil or grease, as the police had thought, but fir pitch from Douglas fir needles peculiar to the Northwest. The man with the coveralls was left-handed, since in swinging with his left hand, his right-side pocket would face the tree and collect wood chips, as found in that pocket. In a breast pocket, Heinrich discovered fingernail clippings, rolled-up cigarette butts, and mustache wax that indicated that this person was a vain man.          

The definitive clue found was a crumpled up, mail receipt, deep in a pencil pocket, and signed by Roy D’Autremont. The address was in “Lakewood, N.M.,” where the brothers and their divorced mother had lived in 1920. Although the D’Autremont brothers had left the area, assumed new identities, and started new lives, they were eventually caught. In 1927, Hugh was arrested while in the Philippines with the military; he had been fingerprinted when joining the Army. The twins were soon arrested in Ohio.          

The brothers were tried in the Jackson County courthouse in Jacksonville, convicted, and each one sentenced to life in prison. Paroled in 1958, Hugh died from cancer a few months later. Roy had a mental breakdown in prison and was given a frontal lobotomy; he died just a few months after his 1983 parole. Ray’s sentence was commuted in 1972 by Governor Tom McCall, and after working years as a part-time janitor at the University of Oregon, he died in 1984.

Sources: Finn J.D. John, “13 was unlucky number for train passengers, robbers alike,” Offbeat Oregon, April 5, 2009, at Train Robbery (With Image); Jeff LaLande, “The Oregon Encyclopedia: Siskiyou Pass,” at Siskiyou Pass; Bill Miller, “The ‘Wizard of Berkley’ & the D’Autremont brothers,” Mail Tribune, August 30, 2009, at Forensic Scientist Heinrich; Paul Fattig, “The (not so) Great Train Robbery,” Mail Tribune, October 11, 2012, at Film and Additional Information.

 

2/16-20 2015

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HEARD AT THE GOVERNORS PRESS CONFERENCE...

Gov Kate Brown said it would be "speculative" to ask if she'd pardon disgraced Gov. Kitzhaber. (A simple "no" would have sufficed.)


BILLY BOB THORNTON FRUSTRATED OVER LOW CARBON FUEL BILL ;-)

In all seriousness, Oregon's Low Carbon Fuel Bill is nothing more than corrupt corporate cronyism at its worst. Rich urban liberals drive hybrids, subsidized by poor working southern Oregonians being forced to pay more for their liquid fuel. Eric Peters writes about this scam:

There is an episode of the TV show Top Gear involving a Prius hybrid and automatic weapons. God, I wish I could afford to do the same to a Tesla.

Unfortunately, I (and thee) are too poor to afford a Tesla. But that doesn’t mean we won’t continue to be forced to “help” Elon Musk build these mobile – just barely (and briefly) monuments to crony capitalism. READ THE FULL STORY HERE

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 02-20-2015

6:20 Got Secession? Historian Richard Engle writes a story delving into a serious "what if". Find out more about "The Last American President" and read a free sample chapter at LastAmericanPresident.com.

7:35 John Charles, President and CEO from the Cascade Poicy Institute discussing the real costs of Low Carbon Fuel Standards.

8:10 Greg Reeser, NRA Certified instructor, and Terry Welburn of Welburn Weapons and we kicked around safer ways of concealed carry.


Remember how measles was dealt with back in the bad old days?

MEDICAL MUSSOLINIS

Sen. and Dr. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, "Good" Portland Dem, sponsors SB 442, which would eliminate any non-medical vaccine exemptions. "Good" Repub Dr. Knute Buehler testifies in favor of it, too. So you stupid parents aren't smart enough to know what to do regarding YOUR child and vaccines, but I bet these same doctors would totally think you're smart enough to ABORT that child in the womb.

I miss the days when "science" was a process, rather than a politicized agenda forced upon people through threat of government violence. Whether it's vaccines, or global warming, or nutritional pyramids, it's all from the same rotten tree.

I'm old enough to remember when "Science" said it was perfectly safe for expectant moms to take Thalidomide for morning sickness. "Flipper babies"? Oh, so sorry. Vioxx? Science says perfectly safe. If you died of a heart attack, Oh, so sorry again. Science says "Stop butter, go low fat, no meat, and go on statins to stay healthy". So now we have an epidemic of fat diabetics inflamed on margarine-based processed carb crap diets with faded brains from the statin side effects. Oh, does anyone remember "Doctors recommend Lucky Strikes" for their patients?

Listen, I took my vaccinations, but the schedule for me was about 1/3 what Pharma shoves at kids these days. We're turning into a "whatever isn't prohibited is required" society, and that should concern everyone, no matter their take on vaccines.

Looks to me like both of the above noted doctors would agree with the late dictator Benito Mussoline: "Everything within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state."


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 02-19-2015

6:15 John Wohlstetter, Senior Fellow at the New York- based (Herb) London Center and the Seattle-based Discovery Institute. He is the author of the issues weblog, Letter From The Capitol and began a bi-weekly podcast July 2013.

7:10 House District 55 representative Mike McLane, talks with Bill about the new governor, and the lingering scandal, and the push to push the Gang Green agenda through no matter what with the Low Carbon Fuels Standard.

8:10 Ron Gibson, interim chair and Hal Anthony, both from the Jefferson Mining District. What ever happened to the lawsuit filed against the Oregon power structure, including Kitzhaber, Sen. Bates, and others?

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KITZ RESIGNS

Truth: Dems called for and got Kitzhaber to resign (imo) NOT due to noble "Thinking of the State of Oregon/Rule of Law/Trust in Government" issues, but simply because they had a harder left-winger in the wings. I wanted him to stay in office, fight, and ooze political puss all over the feckless leadership that circled the wagons and covered up for him all this time, but 'twas not meant to be.

Boy, does Oregon know how to push politicians down the 'ol cloaca. Gang Green scamming Johnny and Cylvia, Crazy David Wu in his tiger stripes, Bob Packwood grabbing behinds in DC, Former gov Neil Goldschmidt boinks an underage girl, Wes Cooley did his military version of a Brian Williams story...But Dennis Richardson??? HE was toooooo EXTREEEEEEEEME.

This state really does get the leadership it deserves.
 

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 2-13-2015

7:15 Dr. Robert Miller, physician in academic and private practice for over 30 years and is the author of The Microcosm Within: Evolution and Extinction in the Hologenome. During that period, there have been spectacular advances in biology, medicine, genetics, and microbiology. Combining his unique observations about patterns of disease from medicine with current scientific discoveries in many other fields has lead to revolutionary insights in biology and evolution and encouraged his novel and provocative insights into our co-evolutionary journey with the microbial microcosm within each of us.

7:35 Ken Fawcett, Jackson County Republican Party Chair - Lincoln Day Dinner is next Saturday, David Horowitz is the keynote speaker. Only a few tickets left, and here's where you can get them.

8:10 KSFO morning personality and former meteorologist Brian Sussman - His new documetary "It's Easy Being Green, When You Don't have a Choice".

Here's the trailer!



WE INTERRUPT THIS SCANDAL FOR A MUCH-NEEDED

"Awwwww Isn't That Cute?" BREAK

 

 

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 2-12-2015

6:35 Dr. Merrill Matthews from the Institute For Policy Innovation. Yes, illegals Will Get Welfare from Obama's Amnesty.

7:10 John L. Casey, former NASA engineer, and author of the acclaimed "Dark Winter: How The Sun is Causing a 30-year Cold Spell".  You can head to Newsmax.com/darkwinter and get it for less.


(H/T to Kevin Gee) County Commissioners discuss 2nd amendment protection proclamation last week. County Administrator Danny Jordan tells me that a proclamation is tentatively scheduled to be voted on NEXT Wednesday 2/18.
 

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 2-11-2015

6:35  Julie Gunlock is the author of From Cupcakes to Chemicals: How the Culture of Alarmism is Making Us Afraid of Everything and How to Fight Back and she is the Director of Independent Women’s Forum’s Culture of Alarmism Project, CultureofAlarmism.org. We talk about the feds backtracking on "no butter".

7:35 Crimestopper with Lt. Budreau

8:10 Kevin Starrett, Oregon Firearms Federation - Status of numerous 2nd A protection county proclamations is the gun topic du jour.

 

 
BILL'S GUESTS FOR 02-10-2015
 
 
7:10 State Rep. Sal Esquivel breaks down the latest legislation worked on in the Salem session.
 
7:35 Author and speaker David Horoqwitz. David is the guest speaker at the jackson County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner happening Saturday, 2/21 at the Country Club. There are still a few tickets available. Go to the website for info and to purchase tickets
 
8:10 Will Reishman of Strategic Financial talks about the politically-managed jobs report, why Greece should repudiate its debt, other dollar news.
 

 
 
UPDATE ON KITZHABER'S SCANDAL...
 
This whole Kitzhaber First Shackup-Gate gets interesting as Cylvia Hayes hires Whitney Boise for her criminal defense attorney. She's looking at tax legal problems at the very least. Mail Tribune opines that "Call for Resignation is Premature". Nope, sorry, MT, you are SOOOOO wrong. Calling for Kitzhaber's resignation is not the same as a criminal conviction. The governor, the CEO of Oregon, needs to not have the APPEARANCE of corruption, not just judged legally innocent of corruption, in order to lead effectively. The people's trust is clearly broken.
 
BILL'S GUESTS FOR 2-09-2015
 
6:35 Dale Matthew from Bad County.com. VA services director gets a pretty big raise, but services are cut...
 
 
 
7:10 City of Medford's Public Works Director Cory Crebbin - We discuss repair and upkeep of the roads...quite a science behind the engineering. 
 
8:10 Toni Woolsey from Trail talks her opposition to the natural gas pipeline proposed to run from Malin to the coast.
 
 

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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 02-06-2015

7:10 Dr. Grazie Christie - board member of The Catholic Group. Really interesting op-ed on Real Clear Religion.org. "Kelvin Cochran's Religious Liberty, And Yours"

7:35 Former State Rep and gubernatorial candidate Dennis Richardson - His take on the Kitzhaber scandals of late.

8:10 Local Historian George Berry, and how a 1911 he purchased from an online firearms auction led to connections with not one, but TWO medal of honor winners.

Here's a photo of the 1911 from Jim Flynn, first Medal of Honor winner at Pearl Harbor.

And here's a great clip of Jim McGynty, who led Berry to the 1911 above.


NEXT TIME YOU'RE IN PORTLAND, CHECK THIS OUT.

(H/T to Lowell Nicolaus)

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 2-05-2015

7:10 Sheriff Corey Falls talks the new management structure, patrols, crime, 2nd amendment protection proposal before the County Commission.

8:10 Ed, Mr. X, back on the case. This time following the lines of influence from Bill and Hillary Clinton's "Imagining America". Source article is worth your time:

"De-Imagining America, Because Our College Campuses Aren't Far Enough to the Left"


BILL'S GUEST FOR 2-04-2015

6:35 John LeBouttilier, co-host of Fox News Political Insiders. (Great show, Sundays, 4:30pm on FNC) Why Elizabeth Warren will Run in 2016

7:10 Rep. Duane Stark updates folks on the latest for the state session.

7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budreau

8:10 Greg Roberts from RogueWeather.com discussing an interesting development regarding wolves never having really been eradicated here.

(From Progressives Today) KNOW YOUR ENEMY

 


BILL'S GUEST FOR 2-03-2015

6:35 Liz Peek, The Fiscal TImes.Com columnist, financial expert. "Forget Deflategate, Here's the Real NFL Scandal". NFL is a non-profit!

7:10 State Rep. Sal Esquivel updates the latest state legislature activity.


ARTICLE I WAS MENTIONING THIS MORNING - "World Renowned Heart Surgeon Speaks Out on What Really Causes Heart Disease"

BILL'S GUEST FOR 2-02-2015

7:10 County Administrator Danny Jordan on BLM road closures

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, "Visiting Past and Present"

8:35 Alex Rogers from Ashland Alternative Health - We talk about OMMP under attack in the legislature? Upcoming Medical Marijuana Business Conference info IS HERE.
 

The Greatest Male Southern Oregon Athletes

By Dennis Powers

This listing is based on athletes who went onto the professional or world level in their sport. Folks will debate this, including the women--but that’s the fun. With thanks to Tim Trower, Sports Editor of the Medford Tribune, considerations can be: the impact on their sport (i.e., Dick Fosbury with the revolutionary “Fosbury Flop”); who competed at the highest level (i.e., Les Gutches, a world champion); or who was the best in high school (numerous).

Sonny Sixkiller: Lettering in football, basketball, and baseball at Ashland High School, Sixkiller was the starting quarterback in 1970 for the Washington Huskies as a sophomore. He led the NCAA in passing as UW posted a 6-4 record, a vast improvement over its 1-9 record in 1969. Although missing four games as a senior in 1972, he finished his college career with 385 completions for 5,496 yards and 35 touchdowns, and held 15 school records. The Huskies posted consecutive 8-3 records in 1971 and 1972. Not selected in the NFL draft, Sixkiller had tryouts with different teams. Although he didn’t play in the NFL, he did for two years in the World Football League before it folded.

Andy Mauer: Maurer played football for Prospect High on the Upper Rogue River, earning All-American honors in 1966, and then for the University of Oregon. He played eight seasons as an offensive lineman in the NFL for different teams (Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers, and the Denver Broncos). He played in two superbowls: Super Bowl IX as a member of the Vikings and Super Bowl XII with the Broncos. A coach for years with Cascade Christian High School in Medford, his football team won the Class 2-A State Championship in 2006.

Chad Cota: Chad Cota played football at Ashland High School and then the University of Oregon. A strong safety in the NFL, the Carolina Panthers drafted him in 1995; Cota played for the Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Indianapolis Colts, and the St. Louis Rams over eight seasons before retiring in 2003. Named to the Carolina Panthers, 10-Year Anniversary Team as a safety, his interception in the end zone on the Steelers final possession preserved the victory to clinch the 1996 NFC West Division title.  

Jeremy Guthrie: Guthrie attended Ashland High School, where he excelled in basketball, football, and baseball, including the classroom where he was class valedictorian. After high school, he attended BYU before transferring to Stanford, where he was a starting pitcher. He started in the major leagues with the Cleveland Indians in 2004; in 2007 with the Baltimore Orioles through late June, he ranked 2nd in ERA and allowed more than two earned runs in just 1 out of 10 starts. He tapered off to end with a 7 - 5 won-loss record. Through the end of the 2014 season with the Kansas City Royals, his record is 83 - 100 (wins-losses) in 10 full seasons with a 4.23 ERA (earned run average per nine innings), and continues to play in the Major Leagues.

Kyle Singler: Singler attended South Medford High School and was a four-year letter winner in basketball, playing also football and baseball. He was all-conference first-team as a tight end and defensive back (2004), and an all-state quarterback (2005). South Medford won a 2007 state basketball state championship, and he was named the 2007 Oregon Class 6A Co-Player of the Year (sharing that with Lake Oswego’s Kevin Love, now with the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers). The 2007 state championship game--Singler versus Love--resulted in the 58-54 title-game win. He was a first-team, Parade All-American and All-USA Today selection.  

            Playing four years for Duke, his team won the national NCAA championship in 2010, and he was named the NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player, as well as the 2010 Sporting News College Athlete of the Year. Singler helped Real Madrid defeat FC Barcelona to win the 2012 Spanish King’s Cup and is now playing full-time for the Detroit Pistons. He is currently averaging 7.3 points and 2.5 rebounds per game (23 minutes played) for the 2014-2015 year.

Les Gutches: Winning three state high school wrestling titles at South Medford High, Gutches went onto Oregon State and won NCAA titles in 1995 and 1996. He received the Dan Hodge Trophy as the nation’s top collegiate wrestler in 1996, was a three time Academic-All American, and the 1997 world champion at 187 pounds.

            Gutches again medaled in 1999, when he won the bronze in the world championships. Other first finishes in international competitions were at the 1999 FILA Wrestling World Cup, the 1999 Pan American Games, and the 1998 Goodwill Games. An OSU MBA graduate, he now is an executive with USA Wrestling.

Marshall Holman: Attending Medford High School, Marshall Holman’s last PBA bowling title was in 1996 at the PBA Ebonite Classic, eight years after he had last won a title. The first bowler on the PBA to surpass $1.5 million in earnings, Holman won 22 titles (11th all-time), including two U.S. Opens and two Tournament of Champions titles. Holman was a large draw when bowling was very popular on television and the alleys.

            He was the youngest-ever winner in the Tournament of Champions, topping the field in the 1976 event when he was 21 years old. He was a three-time winner of the George Young High Average award, and earned nearly $1.7 million on tour. Holman is ranked 9th on the PBA’s 2008 list of “50 Greatest Players of the Last 50 Years.”         

Dick Fosbury: At a 1963 track meet in Grants Pass, Fosbury (as a sophomore at Medford High) spontaneously created a high-jumping style of his own, totally fracturing what had been taught before. Leaning with his shoulder 45 degrees to the bar, he arched over on his back, and later broke the school record of 6-foot, 3-inches. The Medford Mail Tribune in 1964 gave a story lead of “Fosbury Flops over the Bar,” and so came the name of the “Fosbury Flop.”

            He placed second at the state championships in his senior year (1965) and ultimately perfected his head-first leap to twist and land full on his back. Fosbury won the Gold Medal at the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games by clearing 7-foot, 4-1/4-inches, breaking the Olympic and American records. Top ranked in the world following his 1968 victory, Fosbury won his second NCAA title the next year, before placing second in the National AAU meet. His technique is used now by nearly all high jumpers, and he is a past president of the World Olympians Association.

Jonathan Stark: Stark grew up in Medford and attended South Medford High School. He played tennis for Stanford University, where he was a singles and doubles All-American in 1990 and 1991. He reached the NCAA doubles final in 1991. During his tennis career, he won two Grand Slam doubles titles (the 1994 French Open Men’s Doubles and the 1995 Wimbledon Championships Mixed Doubles). Stark reached the World No. 1 doubles ranking in 1994. Over the course of his career, he won 2 top-level singles titles and 19 tour doubles titles. His career prize-money winnings totaled over $3.2 million and he retired from the professional tour in 2001.  

Scott Lewis: Lewis was born in Grants Pass in 1965 and moved to Medford when he was 10. He played baseball in the Medford Little League, Babe Ruth, and Senior Babe Ruth leagues. After sustaining a broken neck in a swimming accident his junior year at Medford Senior High, Lewis came back to lead Medford to the 1984 state championship with a 10-1 record. On a scholarship, he played four years at UNLV and then played 10 years of professional ball, including five with the California Angels. His major league career for five seasons was 9-9 with an ERA of 5.01.

Bob Wolcott: Wolcott was an All-American baseball pitcher with North Medford High School (1992). He played all or part of five seasons in Major League baseball for the Seattle Mariners (1995-97), Arizona Diamondbacks (1998), and Boston Red Sox (1999). Wolcott had an overall 16-21 won-loss record with a 5.86 ERA before a shoulder injury sidelined him. Picked to start game 1 of the 1995 American League Championship Series against the Cleveland Indians, he rose to the occasion with the Mariners winning that game.

Jason Allred: Allred attended Ashland High School, and he and his brother were national whitewater rafting champions. He worked as a whitewater raft guide after college (Pepperdine). His biggest thrills in golf included winning the 1997 U.S. Junior Championship and competing in the British Open and U.S. Open. Out of 63 PGA golf tournaments, he has had two top-ten finishes and has made 23 cuts.

Sources: See Wikipedia, for example, “Wikipedia: Sonny Sixkiller at Sonny Sixkiller, through Bob Wolcott, “Wikipedia: Bob Wolcott,” at Bob Wolcott. Facebook pages also exist, for example, with Jeremy Guthrie. “Googling” the name brings the latest news.


 

Bill's Guests for 1-30-15

6:35 Dale Matthews at BadCounty.com, and we discuss the video below.

Don't Laugh... (H/T to Dale Matthews)

7:10 Larry Pratt, Gunowners of America - Loretta Lynch another gun grabber?

8:10 Dr. William Forschten, author of "Day of Wrath". How would ISIS pull off a real attack on U.S. soft targets? This book explains it all.

 

1/26-1/30 2015

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Bill's Guests for 1-30-15

6:35 Dale Matthews at BadCounty.com, and we discuss the video below.

Don't Laugh... (H/T to Dale Matthews)

7:10 Larry Pratt, Gunowners of America - Loretta Lynch another gun grabber?

8:10 Dr. William Forschten, author of "Day of Wrath". How would ISIS pull off a real attack on U.S. soft targets? This book explains it all.

 


1-29-2015

I love the Bud Ad for Superbowl, such heart...

BUT I LAUGHED OUT LOUD AT THIS "PULLED" AD FOR GO DADDY!

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 01-29-2015

7:35 Kevin Lamson from "Hearts With a Mission", and their Homeless to Hopeful Benefit run you can join in on Valentine's Day at Harry and David field.

8:10 State Senator Doug Whitsett discusses the big tax increases proposed at next week's session.


FILED UNDER: "AND THESE PEOPLE GET TO VOTE!"

DARIGOLD CLOSES

Greg Stiles at the Trib says Medford's Darigold plant closes next month, yes (you know it's coming) environmental regs - wastewater handling, employee and food safety. Perhaps these 29 workers can go to work for Gang Green's most-favored recreation industry? Yeah, rent the kayaks out on the Rogue...fair trade, right? So, is the old plant truly a danger, or does it not meet the ever-increasing requirements of the progressive fascist regulatory state? This means all harms are to be reduced to the point where no one stays in business, and only the biggest, baddest, most politically-connected firms can make a plant "pencil"

BILL'S GUESTS 1-28

6:35 John Biver, political editor and columnist at BarbWire.com, and his latest piece really nails it: American Conservatives' French-Bashing Is Mostly Psychological Projection.

7:10 Mr. X. talks of the BLM road closures

7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budreau

8:10 Former Klamath County Commissioner Dennis Linthicum, read his new blog The Dirt Road Economist, and we discuss school choice week, and why it's so important for our freedom and republic (the restoring of it, that is)

8:35 Bill Macy from Avamere Health and Fitness Center promotes a new aquatics safety progrm they're offering in partnership with the Easter Seals Society to help autistic children learn water safety.

 


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 1/27/2015

6:35 Michael D. Farkas, CEO of the Farkas Group, and his site is CarCharging.com, we talk about whether 2 dollar gas means the death of the electric car. He thinks NOT!

7:10 State Rep. Sal Esquivel

7:35 Local scholar, author and lecturer Steven Scholl, who co-authored Muhammad: The Prophet of Islam. Steven speaks on this topic Sunday, 12 noon at the United Church of Christ in Ashland. (Free)

8:10 Will Reishmans from Strategic Frinancial talking the dollar news, Greek elections, Swiss currency moves, and why it matters to us.



GET ABOARD THE GRANT TRAIN

Fed and State policies break our legs, then we're supposed to be grateful for them handing us a crutch? Medford City Council digs into a study it paid for detailing abject poverty in certain sections, low home ownership rates. The goal seems to be making things look bad enough to qualify for (wait for it, wait for it) FEDERAL GRANTS. You knew it was coming, didn't you?

This is what our local governments are reduced to...suckling pigs on rotting fed teats, and they never root for the root cause of the problems. Why are there such issues? How about the tens of thousands of pages of restrictions, land use, enviro lockups, licenses, permits, codes, wage laws, medical requirements, gang green push for "Recreaaaaaation jobs", AND a drugged out underclass. The governments will look ANYWHERE for a program, a grant, a subsidy, rather than doing what's needed: Reverse course and let up on the tyrannical boot.

If southern Oregon didn't exist, and people just showed up here, could they even build a southern Oregon today? I doubt it.


You'll be in ABSOLUTE AWE over what archer Lars Anderson can do...

Take THAT, Robin Hood. :)


BILL'S GUEST for 01-26-2015

6:35 Avi Davis, the editor of The Intermediate Zone and President of the American Freedom Alliance. His commentary on Israel and the Middle East has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, and The American Thinker.

7:10 Outdoor Report with Greg Roberts

7:15 Gary Bray - local author of The Republic of Texas 2022 . This story is a look at a world as it could be if the producers were not only trusted but encouraged, and the welfare state was to be replaced by a more self-reliant society. This is the age old battle between government control and free market forces.

7:35 Ken Webber, brother in law of Samantha Shilts. She and boyfriend Mark Pierce are wanted in the strangulation death of a North Carolina man.

8:35 Sandy Ficca, and we're talking of the next event in his "Use Your Gift Foundation" .

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, "Visiting Past and Present".

Rogue Valley Manor

By Dennis Powers

In the early 1950s, senior facilities did not exist as they do now. When the Reverend Ross Knotts--then pastor of the Ashland Methodist Church--couldn’t find an acceptable facility for his retired father, he decided that one should be built on Barneburg Hill in southeast Medford. An ecumenical group of Methodists, Episcopalians, and Presbyterians came together with him on this plan, and “The Manor” was incorporated in 1955. Different civic, professional, and other religious leaders joined together to push the concept into reality.

On November 4, 1961, the Rogue Valley Manor (“RVM”) held its opening ceremony, and the famed announcer, Paul Harvey, broadcasted his show from Medford’s KMED that day about the new “Barneburg Hilton.” Constructed on the highest hill in Medford, the city’s tallest building at eleven stories--turquoise-colored with two twin, higher ends--looks down over the Valley and was built by people of faith.

The Manor expanded afterwards to where it now includes three more multi-story buildings, apartments, private care suites, a healthcare center, nine-hole golf course, and other amenities. The facilities cover all of the needs of its senor citizens: independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing care, private care, and even memory care for residents with Alzheimer’s. Among different awards received, Hospitality Design and Lodging magazine in 1999 awarded to RVM its Gold Key Award for excellence in senior living design.  

However, the story doesn’t end here. To focus on reaching a broader community, the Manor’s Board of Directors in the 1980s decided to form a completely new corporation to oversee this outreach effort. Incorporated in 1990, the new organization was named, “Pacific Retirement Services (‘PRS’)” with RVM as a subsidiary. Today, PRS develops, operates, manages, and markets numerous retirement communities throughout the U.S.

It is the 13th largest nonprofit provider of senior living services and care in the nation, serving approximately 5,000 residents with 3,200 employees. The communities owned outright are: Capitol Lakes (Madison, Wisconsin), Cascade Manor (Eugene), Hollywood Park Plaza (Portland), Mirabella-Portland, Mirabella-Seattle; Rogue Valley Manor, Trinity Terrace (Fort Worth, Texas), and the University Retirement Community (Davis, California).

In 2010, the Manor completed a $65 million construction project that included the Manor Terrace to the south (a five-story, 120,000-square-foot building). In 2013, differences arose between the RMV and its corporate parent, PRS, resulting in a settlement with an independent board of directors, a cap on PRS management fees for three years, and a credit back of certain monthly fees to the residents. The initial 1961 building is now undergoing an $8 million project to replace windows, change the building’s color, and add new air conditioning and heating systems.

Sources: “Rogue Valley Manor: History, Values, and Mission” at RVM History; Pacific Retirement Services, generally, at PRS and PRS Communities; Damian Mann, “Building the ‘Barneburg Hilton’,” Mail Tribune, April 14, 2013, at RVM Start (with Images)


1/19-23 2015

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HERE'S THE ROUGH CUT VIDEO OF "GRAY STATE"

(from the video description) This was the documentary David Crowley was working on when he supposedly killed his wife, 5 year old child and himself. Friends, family and co-workers have said they do not believe it. That he was a great person, with a promising career and an extremely happy homelife. They believe he was murdered.

 

BILL'E GUESTS FOR 1-23-2015

6:30 Actor Michael Raymond James, plays the part of Paul Revere in the 3-episode miniseries "Sons of Liberty", premiereing Sunday night at 9 on History Channel (Channel 49 on Charter Cable)

7:35 Terry Schofeld from Rogue River talks of the 2nd Amendment strengthening ordinance which he's submitted to Jackson County. He's working to apply political pressure in opposition to various gun grab bills that Democrats in the state legislature are planning on springing on we the people.

8:10 Todd Gaziano with Pacific Legal Foundation - Supreme Court digs into a Fair Housing case, discrimination issues.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 01-22-2015

7:10 John Whitehead,  constitutional attorney and founder of the Rutherford Institute - Big win for government whistleblowers, and we talk more on the surveillance state, and your civil liberties

7:35 Dale Matthews, BadCounty.com, Commissioner Cheryl Walker blames Bad Co for Josephine County's lack of economic development...yes, really!

8:10 Kevin Starrett, Oregon Firearms Federation, he's headed to Yamhill County - ordinance 011415 there would set a tone of not enforcing any further gun restrictions from Salem.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 01-21-2014

6:15 Rick Manning, president of Americans For Limited Government - getliberty.org, SOTU reaction.

7:10 Dr. Merrill Mathews, Institute for Policy Innovation, more analysis on post SOTU.

7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budreau

8:10 Cevin Soling, author of "The Student Resistance Handbook". Interesting POV, that the current government school system is tantamount to child abuse, and it needs dismantled.


Stagnant air advisory in the Rogue Valley through next Tuesday - here's proof.

TAKEN TODAY ON PHOENIX BALDY MOUNTAIN - Beautiful above, fog and bitter cold below.

 

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 01-20-2014

6:35 Dan Gainor, T. Boone Pickens Free Market Fellow at the Media Research Center's Business and Media department. Dan wrote a great piece on Townhall detailing the media hypocrisy shown over Tom Steyer, the liberal uber-billionaire who wants to replace Sen. Barbara Boxer in California. 

7:10 State Rep. Sal Esquivel, and we talk the upcoming session and the incredible 50 ways to tax the folks that the legislature will look at.

8:10 Ruth Broadman, president of the Jackson County Republican Women....Go to their website, and download the forest initiative we talked about, sign them, pass 'em around.



READ THIS STORY BEFORE IT DISAPPEARS DOWN Ye Olde "MEMORY HOLE".

This story in the UK Daily Mail details the CIA involvement in murdering a U.S. screenwriter on their payroll. According to the sources, this screenwriter, Gary Devore, was ready to blow the whistle on the REAL reason for George H.W. Bush invading Panama. It was all about Noriega's "honey pot" photos he had of numerous American officials in trysts with women (and men). Can't wait to hear the "crickets" from the American lickspittle media. You think Bill O'Reilly will be "looking out for the folks" and setting the record straight?

Where I would disagree with conclusions of the story is that it's more likely the invastion had more to do with covering up CIA drug running connections, pretty much a secret out-in-the-open these days.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 01-19-2015

6:35 Rev. Steven Louis Craft, a member of the Project 21 Black Leadership Network. Interesting man, and we discuss Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's Legacy.

7:10 Jac Co Commissioner Doug Breidenthal, timber, timber, and the progress on getting control of all that public land.

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, Visiting Past and Present:

The World of Asante and Ashland Community Hospital

By Dennis Powers

On November 15, 2012, Ashland Community Hospital (“ACH”) and Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center (“Asante”) announced ACH’s agreement to “partner” with Asante. ACH’s first choice of Dignity Health--the San Francisco-based, fifth largest hospital system in the country--withdrew its offer when final closing conditions couldn’t be agreed and it ran into community “residual resistance.” Some residents were concerned that its ties to the Catholic Church would restrict women’s birth-control access and the requests of dying patients for lethal prescriptions under Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act.

With Providence and Asante in the final “pool,” Asante was the pick for cash-strapped ACH’s need for a financial rescuer. The Ashland City Council in February 2013 approved Asante’s letter of intent to “affiliate” with ACH and final approval was given in little over three months. (The City of Ashland owned the facilities that were under lease.)    

Ashland transferred its ACH ownership and the real estate. In return, Asante contractually agreed to continue operating ACH as a general hospital for the next 15 years; invest $10 million in capital improvements over the next three years; and assume some $8 million in debt with $6 million in pension obligations. It agreed to “make every effort” to offer employment to present ACH employees, and the hospital is one of Ashland’s largest employers with 400 employees (behind city government’s number of workers) and pays the highest average wage.

Asante’s takeover, however, is as important to its future as to the much smaller ACH’s survival. With both facing the rigorous complications of ObamaCare’s” legal requirements and changing Medicare/Medicaid regulations, Asante assured itself of one less Rogue Valley competitor and increased its patient base as the controversial “Affordable Care Act (“ACA”)” changed the ways the healthcare industry did business.     

Owing to lower Medicare reimbursements, a high Medicare/Medicaid payor mix, less economies of scale, stringent regulations, and uncompensated care, ACH had declining revenues and reserves for previous years. For example, ACH lost $4.2 million dollars in fiscal 2012; profitable Asante produced $515 million in revenue during its fiscal 2012 from its Medford, Grants Pass, and ancillary healthcare operations.  

Upheld by the Supreme Court in a controversial 5-4 decision, the laudable objective of the ACA was to expand health care coverage to some 30 million people by 2019. The provisions to force this greater good, unfortunately, is also debatable and complicated. Hospitals aren’t reimbursed per service provided, for example, but on changing regulations, such as the overall health of the population treated. Reimbursements can be withheld if a patient returns to the same provider for the same problem within a short time period--regardless of fault or severity of condition.

As hospitals absorb more of the financial risk of care, the size of an organization has become very important. A larger system adding on a smaller hospital should realize cost savings by reducing overhead (i.e., personnel and data systems that are combined). Leverage is gained when negotiating with suppliers and third-party payers. It’s believed that the debt Asante incurred from the acquisition can be erased over time by these economies of scale and reduced overhead; its acquisition is definitely a harbinger of the future. Becker’s Hospital Review detailed throughout the country more than 80 mergers and acquisitions of hospitals in one, three-month period alone.

Under ObamaCare, some one-half of its funding was intended to come from Medicare cuts over time, when practitioners and hospitals already are having cash flow problems from previous cuts and complex regulations. Doctors and hospitals must utilize very expensive databanks and software tools to provide the required quality of care--plus pay to maintain and update these expensive databanks. The large question: Will our system be able to adequately handle the large increase of patients, residents/citizens or not, who require medical care?--especially in a constantly changing political climate.   

As to ACH, its operations continued under Asante to lose money but at a decreasing rate: $3.6 million in fiscal 2013 (ending September); $1.5 million in 2014; and a hoped-for break-even in fiscal 2015. Among the changes put in place since the merger: a computer system that uses correct insurance codes; use of nursing assistants to free up higher-paid nurses; as support staff leave jobs, each position is reviewed as to its need; discount buying power under Asante; elimination of duplicated functions in marketing, technology, and the like; and an increased use of the surgical center due to a greater patient base, among other factors.

As to Ashland’s once community hospital, the sign outside reads “Asante--Ashland” but now under new management with little Ashland City Council influence.

Sources: “Asante: Ashland Community Hospital to Partner with Asante,” at Asante.org, ACH and Asante; Greg Stiles, “Vital Signs: Asante examines big picture for smaller hospitals,” Mail Tribune, February 3, 2013, at Smaller Hospitals in Today’s Time; Sam Wheeler, “Ashland gives OK to Asante hospital merger,” Mail Tribune, June 5, 2013, at Merger Approved. Vickie Aldous, “Quick Recovery: Asante merger stanches Ashland hospital’s bleeding finances,” Mail Tribune, December 14, 2014, at After the Merger.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 01-16-2015

7:35 John Lenz (John from Jaspers) discussing the crushing minimum wage rules, mandatory sick leave, much more coming from the legislature. Asking for your help in fighting this in the legislature. If you could go to John's webpage, get the info, and touch in with Senator Bates and Peter Buckley to work on keeping this bottled up.

8:10 Becky Akers, Revolutionary historical novel author, blogger, fearless defender of liberty. Her last book, Halestorm (about Nathan Hale) was incredible, her latest is "Abducting Arnold", telling the truth about Benedict Arnold. To celebrate Arnold's birthday this week, Becky is offering both of her novels together at half price for a limited time. She's a FANTASTIC storyteller. 


 

1/12-16 2015

Jan 12, 2015 -- 5:24pm

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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 01-16-2015

7:35 John Lenz (John from Jaspers) discussing the crushing minimum wage rules, mandatory sick leave, much more coming from the legislature. Asking for your help in fighting this in the legislature. If you could go to John's webpage, get the info, and touch in with Senator Bates and Peter Buckley to work on keeping this bottled up.

8:10 Becky Akers, Revolutionary historical novel author, blogger, fearless defender of liberty. Her last book, Halestorm (about Nathan Hale) was incredible, her latest is "Abducting Arnold", telling the truth about Benedict Arnold. To celebrate Arnold's birthday this week, Becky is offering both of her novels together at half price for a limited time. She's a FANTASTIC storyteller. 


MORE FROM BADCOUNTY.COM - Mayor calls pot dispensary owner a liar. Hmm.


ASHLAND'S FIRE TRUCK GIVEAWAY - "IT'S NOT YOURS TO GIVE"

Ashland Fire and Rescue gives away a 1990 reserve fire truck to the sister city of Gunajuato, Mexico, today. I'm reminded of a quote from Congressman Davey Crockett. A voter once told him to effectively go to hell after having cast a vote in favor of giving tax money to citizens who had suffered in a fire, and it was not expressly allowed by the Constitution. (Along with most of what Congress gives your money for these days)

Anyway, the constituent charged Crocket with "giving what was not yours to give". That's my belief concerning what AFR did. That truck had value, and taxpayers were forced at the barrel of a government gun to pay for that truck when it was first purchased. Go ahead, google "used fire trucks", and you'll find all sorts of 1990 fire trucks for sale, 20-40,000 bucks or more. (here's an example) It's not yours to give, Ashland Fire and Rescue....that's the TAXPAYER'S fire truck


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 01-15-2015

6:40 Bad County.com's Dale Matthews - I lose the hamburger  bet, Jo Co Commissioners give 5K in lotto funds for a park, claiming it will help generate 117-to some 200 full time jobs.

7:10 Tom Giovanetti, president of the Institute for Policy Innovation, and we talk President Obama's plan to have government broadband internet everywhere.

7:45 Jo Co Commissioner Cheryl Walker responds to the 6:40a Bad County claims about park funding.

8:10 John Casey, retired NASA scientist, author of "Dark Winter, How The Sun Is Causing a 30-year Cold Spell". You can go to Newsmax.com/darkwinter and donate at least $5, and get a free copy of the book, too!


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 01-13-2015

6:35 Neal McCluskey, Cato Insttitute, Free Community College Education?, No Thanks.

7:10 Sal Esquivel, state representative, plenty of bills dropping for the session, not many of them good.

7:35 Cliff Thomason, lead petitioner for a state initiative for local control of local lottery dollars. Read more at LotteryLocalControl.com.

8:10 Fred Starkey, Harbor Lights Investment, and today it's more talk on Fred's opinion that PERS can NOT be paid. Email Fred Starkey if you have any questions or comments.

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 01-12-2015

6:15 John Wohlstetter, senior fellow at the Discovery Institute, author of the excellent Letter From The Capitol blog. John weighs in on the Paris attacks.

7:10 Dale Matthews, Bad County.Com, and a talk about an economic development grant requested in Josephine County...folks want to continue fixing up a park, claiming it will help generate jobs.

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, Visiting Past and Present

Southern Oregon’s Outdoors: And Not Heeding Its Warnings

By Dennis Powers

Our region is blessed with natural beauty and enjoying its outdoors. Despite the warnings of Mother Nature, however, people still find themselves in dangerous situations even when not on a rampage. Despite the swift currents and cold temperatures, people die every year when attempting to swim over the Rogue. Not knowing trails or losing direction, others become lost and die. Snowstorms catch people unaware. Kayakers sail into treacherous rapids or rafters dump into whitewater. Much of the deaths and injuries are due to simply not understanding the power and treachery of where they are.

Bear Camp Road is a prime example of what not do in winter—that is, travel over it. This is a rugged mountain road crossing the Klamath Mountains in Oregon. It’s the only route to the Oregon Coast between the California-Oregon border and Rogue River. A paved, one-lane high-mountain road with infrequent turnouts and a few gravel sections, numerous motorists have become stranded for days or weeks on Bear Camp Road or the gravel roads that branch away. 

The road made national news in late-November 2006 when James Kim, his wife Kati, and their two daughters tried it to make Gold Beach. They missed an Interstate 5 exit to their intended route, Oregon Route 42, and decided to take Bear Camp Road instead. Late at night they accidentally turned off it and wound up lost 16 miles down a side road. A snowstorm then trapped them.

After spending six days waiting for rescue, James Kim left their car to seek help. Believing that the small town of Galice was only four miles away (they were over 30 miles away), he left and after 10 miles of walking through high snow, turned into Big Windy Canyon. His body was later discovered there, a victim of hypothermia. Searchers found his family over a week after they were marooned.   

In 1994, a man traveling over Bear Camp Road died after becoming stranded for nine weeks. The victim, Dewitt Finley, was a camper salesman from Montana. Attempting to drive from Gold Beach to Grants Pass, he became snowbound. His body wasn't recovered until May 1995.

In March 2006, six members of an Ashland, Oregon family found themselves stranded in their snowbound motor home for two weeks. Their RV became snowbound on the spur road to the Calvert BLM Airstrip. After one week, two members of the group hiked out to find help, and BLM employees on a routine patrol came about them by accident.  

Whether on Mt. Shasta or the Crater Lake rim, not paying attention can have disastrous repercussions. Among dozens and dozens of missing, unaccounted-for-venturers, one snowshoer (Cam Parnell) rented snowshoes at Rim Village in May 2014. Searchers never found his body, but discovered tracks along the Garfield Peak trail, ending at a point where it appeared a cornice--or large overhang of snow--had collapsed into the lake. Melting snow and extremely dangerous terrain at that point limited search efforts.

Although severe weather conditions can occur year-round, Mt. Shasta is not a difficult mountain to climb. At least 50 people have died over time when climbing its slopes, however, due to falling rocks, becoming disoriented and slipping over the wrong side, or from hypothermia. Thousands of people reach the summit safely every year.   

You don’t even have to be lost in the mountains. Rachel Rice, a 46-year-old diagnosed schizophrenic, was last seen walking barefoot along Old Stage Road on Aug. 2, 2005. Rice was a lifelong Rogue Valley resident, a former honor student, and the mother of two who had struggled with a 20-year battle with mental illness. On the day the woman disappeared, she made her way to a friend's home off Old Military Road. The friend gave Rice shoes, a straw hat, a clean shirt, a bottle of water, and some chocolate. Over seven years later, a miner reported finding what he thought were human remains in a remote area that could be hiked into only from the 3000 block of Old Military Road. It was Rachel Rice. She had disappeared on a blistering hot summer's day; likely dehydrated and overheated, she probably had died from exposure.

Then, there is the Rogue River—and not paying attention. The early pioneers named Blossom Bar due to the many azaleas that grew on the river’s north side. It has a deserved reputation as being the riskiest Class IV rapid on the river’s 33-mile section between Grave Creek and Foster Bar. While the great majority of rafters and boaters navigate this huge-boulder-strewn part, seven people have died since 2007 in the last seven years. Given the numbers of people (up to 120 daily) who run the Rogue’s wild section, those with limited experience, and the potentially serious result from a mistake, one thanks the “river gods” that this number is not higher.

We think about near close-calls, even this writer when kayaking down whitewater. Still, the most unsafe activity of all is not when enjoying nature. Driving our cars remains the single most dangerous activity we undertake each day. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), two out of three motorists will become involved in an injury accident during their lifetime. Each motorist can expect to be involved in an accident once every 10 years, and there is a 1 in 20 chance that the crash you have will involve a serious injury.

Still, enjoying our remarkable outdoors means paying even more attention to when you are there.  

Sources: Wikipedia, “Bear Camp Road,” at Bear Camp Road; “Crater Lake snowshoer who went missing in April still hasn't turned up,” Mail Tribune, Aug. 8, 2014, at Missing Snowshoer; Sanne Specht, “Missing woman's autopsy finds no signs of foul play,” Mail Tribune, January 20. 2013, at Missing Woman; Crater Lake Institute, “Crater Lake National Park News--Mishaps,” at Crater Lake Mishaps; “About.Com Climbing: Facts about Mount Shasta,” at Climbing Mt. Shasta ; Mark Freeman, “Another reminder of river’s dangers,” Mail Tribune, July 19, 2013, at Blossom Bar; “Drive Safely” at Driving Statistics

 


 

1/5-9 2015

Jan 07, 2015 -- 10:20am

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DO YOU REMEMBER?....

Funny...recall during the campaign when the GOP promised that when they controlled the Senate, they'd work on Fridays? You guessed it, they're technically in session today (Friday) but all the senators headed for the airport late Thursday!

 


GUN FREE IN PARIS

John Kerry irritates (as usual) with his puffoonery concerning the Paris massacre, 12 at the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine murdered by jihadists. Kerry says that "Freedom of Expression" will live in spite of this attack. This coming from the same putz who just signed the U.N. Small Arms Treaty. Kerry, and his ilk, desire to disarm people who want to LIVE, not just "express" freely. Note that Paris is yet another in a long list of "Gun Free Zones" under attack by jihadists and other criminals who ignore the gun-free memo.

WHAT WAS IT, HOWARD...WORKPLACE VIOLENCE?


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 01-07-2015

6:35 Josh Bernstein from AMAC - We're Talking about the U.N. Small Arms Treaty, went into effect just before Christmas. How will this affect you?

7:10 Rep. Duane Stark of Central Point

7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budreau

8:10 Bad County Dot Com's Dale Matthews - Josephine County Commissioner Simon Hare "Hosed" by Bias in reporting? Here's the clip:


 

MONDAY'S SWEARING IN CEREMONIES AT JACKSON COUNTY

Commissioner Colleen Roberts sworn in by Judge Mejia

Commissioner Rick Dyer was sworn in next

Followed by Sheriff Corey Falls!

Interesting reactions from some reports I've received from today's swearing in ceremonies - seems like many judges and outgoing officials, don't even try to hide their true feelings of incoming officials. The good old boy network seems "in a snit". (Pardon me while I shed a crocodile tear, or two ;-)


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 01-05-2015

6:35 Don Nielsen of the Discovery Institute, and former entrepreneur and member of the Seattle School Board. Has written a new book on education reform:  “Every School: One Citizen’s Guide for Transforming Education,” Nielsen delivers a blistering call to action to America’s politicians, educators, and parents: Reform or watch more generations of U.S. children fall behind.

7:10 Dale Matthews, public advocate, BadCounty.Com. Dale and Bill discussed the Dimmick Tower controversy. County contracts for the old hospital tower demolition, budget for 3 floors to be taken down...only problem is it was FOUR towers. (Close enough for gov work?)

8:10  Dr. Dennis Powers, and today's "Visiting Past and Present".

The Circle of Teran
By Dennis Powers

In 2003, hand surgeon, Scott Young, and his wife, Robin James, built their home on an 1,100 acre Ashland property on Butler Creek Road that they named the “Circle of Teran”. Robin is the daughter of the founder of the Raymond James investment/financial services company, and who also writes spiritual books under the name of “Sulara Young.” In “Messages from Mathias,” she channels the wisdom of one of her guides, Mathias. Her husband, Dr. Young, became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, as well as head of plastic surgery at different Canadian hospitals—and is known to be a shaman. When in Ashland, he also was a plastic surgeon.

With sweeping Rogue Valley views, their 11,000-square-foot residence has 11 bedrooms, most with private baths and balconies; a commercial-grade kitchen; a great 10-sided, double-story room with a marble fireplace, interior balcony and giant stained-glass skylights; and a climate-controlled, glass-tropical conservatory where bananas, mangos and plumeria grow. Other features include ponds, a 5,000-square-foot barn with horse stables, a 200-foot-wide lavender maze (that takes 30 minutes to walk through), and windmill-and solar-generated power.

The property was named after a son, Teran, who died at childbirth—and took on spiritual dimensions. The two owners operated it as a spiritual retreat and follow the religious tenants of the Mexican Huichol Indians: Shamanism, including being in a trance-like state during rituals, is a way of life for the Huichol, including living in harmony with nature.

An ongoing debate ensued between the Youngs and Jackson County over the Circle of Teran’s status as a church, its proximity to Ashland’s urban growth boundary, and its location on land zoned for only farm use; disputes continued with the county over buildings erected without permits and spiritual workshops conducted in apparent violation of county codes.

State land-use laws prohibit new church construction on land zoned for exclusive farm use that lies within three miles of an urban growth boundary. This battle was still going on when the couple listed the property for as much as $10 million. In 2009, the state Land Use Board of Appeals determined that since golf courses and parks are allowed in these zones, religious organizations had to be treated the same as secular ones—and allowed them to operate a church there.

After years of unsuccessful listings with a series of real estate agents, they decided to auction the property. The high bidder at the July 1, 2014 auction made a $1.525 million bid for the hillside estate and its lands. And who was this? Ashland hotelier, Doug Neuman. While at the Medford airport, he had placed the winning bid over the phone and--to his surprise--won.

Doug and Becky Neuman own the Neuman Hotel Group, which includes Larks Restaurant, the Waterstone Spa, the Ashland Springs Hotel, Lithia Springs Resort--plus the Inn at the Commons (formerly the Red Lion Hotel in Medford) and the Ashland Hills Hotel and Suites (once the Windmill Inn, at the south end of Ashland).

The Youngs had invested about $8 million in their Circle of Teran Ranch, but newspaper accounts stated that they were not disappointed when it sold for only $1.5 million. By then, the couple had moved to Kihei, Hawaii, where Scott Young opened a new practice as Dr. “Genesis” Young and his wife, as a massage therapist. They continue their spiritual practices--and he is available for shamanic healings in person or by long distance telephone.  

Doug and Becky Neuman are considering uses for the property, such as a bed and breakfast and winery, as well as continuing the Youngs’ bee operation. The Neumans currently live in a European-style chateau on a 160-acre farm, where they grow cider apples, corn and a variety of beans, and don't plan on moving. Although the former owners did not eat meat, drink alcohol, or wear their shoes in the house, they gave the Neumans their blessings to do whatever they wanted with the place.

“The Circle of Teran features a great room with marble fireplace, interior balcony and stained-glass skylights.”

Sources: Damian Mann, “Ashland shaman claims land is sacred,” Mail Tribune, November 1, 2007, at Zoning Controversies; Janet Eastman, “Circle of Teran in Ashland auctioned for $1.5 million,” The Oregonian/Medford Mail Tribune, July 2, 2014, at Circle of Teran Auction; Teresa Thomas, “Surprise! You've bought a 1,120-acre estate. Now what?” Mail Tribune, July 17, 2014, at Successful Bidder; images are at Circle of Teran Pictures; see also, Dr. “Genesis” Young at Dr. Young and Sulara Young at Sulara Young (Robin James) and Website

 

1/5 to 1/9/2014

Jan 07, 2015 -- 5:40am

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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 01-07-2015

6:35 Josh Bernstein from AMAC - We're Talking about the U.N. Small Arms Treaty, went into effect just before Christmas. How will this affect you?

7:10 Rep. Duane Stark of Central Point

7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budreau

8:10 Bad County Dot Com's Dale Matthews - Josephine County Commissioner Simon Hare "Hosed" by Bias in reporting? Here's the clip:


 

MONDAY'S SWEARING IN CEREMONIES AT JACKSON COUNTY

Commissioner Colleen Roberts sworn in by Judge Mejia

Commissioner Rick Dyer was sworn in next

Followed by Sheriff Corey Falls!

Interesting reactions from some reports I've received from today's swearing in ceremonies - seems like many judges and outgoing officials, don't even try to hide their true feelings of incoming officials. The good old boy network seems "in a snit". (Pardon me while I shed a crocodile tear, or two ;-)


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 01-05-2015

6:35 Don Nielsen of the Discovery Institute, and former entrepreneur and member of the Seattle School Board. Has written a new book on education reform:  “Every School: One Citizen’s Guide for Transforming Education,” Nielsen delivers a blistering call to action to America’s politicians, educators, and parents: Reform or watch more generations of U.S. children fall behind.

7:10 Dale Matthews, public advocate, BadCounty.Com. Dale and Bill discussed the Dimmick Tower controversy. County contracts for the old hospital tower demolition, budget for 3 floors to be taken down...only problem is it was FOUR towers. (Close enough for gov work?)

8:10  Dr. Dennis Powers, and today's "Visiting Past and Present".

The Circle of Teran
By Dennis Powers

In 2003, hand surgeon, Scott Young, and his wife, Robin James, built their home on an 1,100 acre Ashland property on Butler Creek Road that they named the “Circle of Teran”. Robin is the daughter of the founder of the Raymond James investment/financial services company, and who also writes spiritual books under the name of “Sulara Young.” In “Messages from Mathias,” she channels the wisdom of one of her guides, Mathias. Her husband, Dr. Young, became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, as well as head of plastic surgery at different Canadian hospitals—and is known to be a shaman. When in Ashland, he also was a plastic surgeon.

With sweeping Rogue Valley views, their 11,000-square-foot residence has 11 bedrooms, most with private baths and balconies; a commercial-grade kitchen; a great 10-sided, double-story room with a marble fireplace, interior balcony and giant stained-glass skylights; and a climate-controlled, glass-tropical conservatory where bananas, mangos and plumeria grow. Other features include ponds, a 5,000-square-foot barn with horse stables, a 200-foot-wide lavender maze (that takes 30 minutes to walk through), and windmill-and solar-generated power.

The property was named after a son, Teran, who died at childbirth—and took on spiritual dimensions. The two owners operated it as a spiritual retreat and follow the religious tenants of the Mexican Huichol Indians: Shamanism, including being in a trance-like state during rituals, is a way of life for the Huichol, including living in harmony with nature.

An ongoing debate ensued between the Youngs and Jackson County over the Circle of Teran’s status as a church, its proximity to Ashland’s urban growth boundary, and its location on land zoned for only farm use; disputes continued with the county over buildings erected without permits and spiritual workshops conducted in apparent violation of county codes.

State land-use laws prohibit new church construction on land zoned for exclusive farm use that lies within three miles of an urban growth boundary. This battle was still going on when the couple listed the property for as much as $10 million. In 2009, the state Land Use Board of Appeals determined that since golf courses and parks are allowed in these zones, religious organizations had to be treated the same as secular ones—and allowed them to operate a church there.

After years of unsuccessful listings with a series of real estate agents, they decided to auction the property. The high bidder at the July 1, 2014 auction made a $1.525 million bid for the hillside estate and its lands. And who was this? Ashland hotelier, Doug Neuman. While at the Medford airport, he had placed the winning bid over the phone and--to his surprise--won.

Doug and Becky Neuman own the Neuman Hotel Group, which includes Larks Restaurant, the Waterstone Spa, the Ashland Springs Hotel, Lithia Springs Resort--plus the Inn at the Commons (formerly the Red Lion Hotel in Medford) and the Ashland Hills Hotel and Suites (once the Windmill Inn, at the south end of Ashland).

The Youngs had invested about $8 million in their Circle of Teran Ranch, but newspaper accounts stated that they were not disappointed when it sold for only $1.5 million. By then, the couple had moved to Kihei, Hawaii, where Scott Young opened a new practice as Dr. “Genesis” Young and his wife, as a massage therapist. They continue their spiritual practices--and he is available for shamanic healings in person or by long distance telephone.  

Doug and Becky Neuman are considering uses for the property, such as a bed and breakfast and winery, as well as continuing the Youngs’ bee operation. The Neumans currently live in a European-style chateau on a 160-acre farm, where they grow cider apples, corn and a variety of beans, and don't plan on moving. Although the former owners did not eat meat, drink alcohol, or wear their shoes in the house, they gave the Neumans their blessings to do whatever they wanted with the place.

“The Circle of Teran features a great room with marble fireplace, interior balcony and stained-glass skylights.”

Sources: Damian Mann, “Ashland shaman claims land is sacred,” Mail Tribune, November 1, 2007, at Zoning Controversies; Janet Eastman, “Circle of Teran in Ashland auctioned for $1.5 million,” The Oregonian/Medford Mail Tribune, July 2, 2014, at Circle of Teran Auction; Teresa Thomas, “Surprise! You've bought a 1,120-acre estate. Now what?” Mail Tribune, July 17, 2014, at Successful Bidder; images are at Circle of Teran Pictures; see also, Dr. “Genesis” Young at Dr. Young and Sulara Young at Sulara Young (Robin James) and Website

 

12-22 to 12-24-2014

Dec 22, 2014 -- 7:10pm

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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 12-23-2014

6:35 Bill Tatro, talk show host, financial expert. We talk about those ridiculous GDP numbers announced today, and how low gas prices don't "put dollars back in consumer's pockets". I really like what Bill has to say.

7:10 Rep. Sal Esquivel talks with Bill about the oodles of taxes Dems want to raise in Oregon next year.

8:10 Frank J. Gaffney Jr. from the Center for Security Policy. Sure, we tee-hee about the celebrity emails and other Sony hack issues, but what about real stuff? Such as the lack of security in our nation's electrical grid. Frank is part of the Secure Grid Coalition, which studies the issue, and works to get legislation passed to shore things up.


SEEN THIS ONE? STOP GUN VIOLENCE PSA ENCOURAGES KIDS TO BECOME FELONS...

 


NO "NYC" PROBLEMS HERE...

Was chatting w/Lt. Budreau, the PIO of Medford PD this afternoon, and asked him if there was any "push back" based on what happened in NYC. What he said surprised me...says it's calm around here, (good news) but that the PD got death threats when they killed the bear a few weeks ago. Really? Yep, really. Welcome to Oregon, where trees and animals are the official state religion, and those pesky people are expendable. (BTW, I wished the bear didn't die either, but c'mon.)


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 12-22-2014

6:35 Dale Matthews, Bad County.com, and a follow up on the Simon Hare issue.

7:10 Liz Peek, The Fiscal Times.com, and we discuss her latest piece - A Top GOP Priority, Fixing our Disgraceful Tax Code

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, Visiting Past and Present -

Christmas Day: Past and Present for 2014

By Dennis Powers

Christmas Eve and Day during State of Jefferson pioneer days were simpler and important, but difficult. Winters in cold cabins were rough, as storms and snow banks were not that merry. Nor driving in a “one-horse-open sleigh.” Remote families cut down a small fur tree or decorated their small cabin with freshly-cut boughs. If a small tree fit inside, strung popcorn, small wax candles (a bucket of water kept handy), and red Madrone berries decorated it; the families sung Christmas carols around the fireplace or read from the Bible.

Starting days ahead, women cooked a special meal for Christmas Day. They brought out preserved fruits and vegetables, cooked up fresh meat (ham, beef, or venison), and even made a plum pudding to age. Gifts could be homemade, such as carved wooden toys, sachets, footstools, and even corn-husk dolls. If the family had a good year, their children could find that Santa had left candies, nuts, or cookies in their stockings. The presents could include new shoes and shirts for the boys, dresses or homemade dolls for the girls.

If living in a small town like Golden or Gold Hill, the community would come together. Children helped decorate a town Christmas tree at their church or gathering place. They cut out cardboard stars, wrapped them in silver tinfoil, and hung them to join the strung popcorn, dozens of tiny, different-colored wax candles, and small gifts on the tree. Larger gifts were placed underneath.  

On Christmas Day, the families attended church, returned home for their traditional meal, and spent the day visiting with friends and neighbors, one of the most important aspects. A larger “city” like Medford could have a “Grand Christmas Ball.” One newspaper advertisement read: “A Grand Ball will be given in Byers' Hall, Medford. On Christmas Night—December 25, 1885. A fine Supper and the best of Music will be provided. The services of a first-class caller have been engaged...A good time is anticipated. Come one! Come all! Tickets, $2.50.”

When we fast forward to modern times with the constant bombardment of carols, no matter where we go, today’s holidays have a commercial feeling. Although many families enjoy the festive and religious times, the stress of jobs, family responsibilities, Christmas parties, and how much to spend can lessen this. But have no fear, let’s look at the spirit of giving—and receiving—in a larger way.  

For example, luxury retailer Neiman Marcus continues its tradition of fantasy gifts for 2014. Among these is a “100th Anniversary Neiman Marcus Limited-Edition 2015 Maserati Ghibli S Q4,” but with a fairly inexpensive $95,000 price tag, all for celebrating the Italian car company’s centennial anniversary. With deliveries scheduled by the end of 2014, a 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 engine (produced with Ferrari) churns out 404 horsepower to catapult you from 0 to 60 in a mere 4.7 seconds. The “Q4 all-wheel drive” means you remain fully in control no matter what the driving conditions—even in snow. This includes 4-wheel drive, a unique gray-metallic exterior-paint color, and gloss-black door handles—with only 100 cars being offered.

Reflecting “more value” in 2014, last year’s fantasy automobile was the Neiman-Marcus-Edition, 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante at a “cool” price of $344,500. Hand-built in England, this rear-wheel-driven, sports-car was only one of ten made in the world, available in cobalt-blue, zipped from zero to 60 in 4 seconds, and topped out at 183 mph with its 6.0-liter, V-12 engine and 565 horsepower.

The special Ghibli, however, joins a list of other fantasy gifts offered by Neiman Marcus this year, including his-and-hers Quadskis (a jet ski plus ATV that speeds at 45 mph and change from water to land in less than 5 seconds) at $50,000 each, as well as a Mardi Gras trip for six couples valued at $125,000. For your favorite mixologist, there’s a $35,000 Tanqueray imperial shaker, complete with a fancy 6-foot-tall device (hand-cranked, 19th century design) that churns out drinks—with a year’s supply of Tanqueray gin. For only $100,000, you can enjoy a trip to Germany and design a unique locket with a gemstone, and then off to New York for a family portrait with your necklace.

There’s the “House of Creed Bespoke Fragrance Journey”: With two first-class tickets to Paris plus meeting with a Master Perfumer to create--like the kings and queens of the past--your ultimate custom scent. You’ll enjoy five-star accommodations, white-glove car service, and private tours. A few short months later, a fragrance package arrives with 24, 14-karat gold-gilded six-liter decorative bottles and 12, 14-karat gold-accented leather atomizers with your scent—and all for the affordable sum of $475,000!

For the rest of us, we are simply happy to buy that 6-S iPhone, watch, or even a power saw and pay it off over the next 12 months. Plus enjoying the holidays with football games, great food, and the family, while everyone says to all, “A good night.”   

Sources: See “Legends of America—A Pioneer Christmas” at A Pioneer Christmas; see also “Neiman Marcus 2014 Fantasy Gifts,” at Ten Fantasy, Most Expensive Gifts.   

 

 

 

12/15 to 12/19/2014

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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 12-19-2014

7:35 Dan Gainor, Business and Culture at Media Research Center - forget War on Christmas, it's more like a War on Christians.

8:10 Ed, Mr. X is back with post-meeting analysis of the Southern Oregon Regional Pilot Program.

ONE OF MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS STORIES, from a state trooper

 


 

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 12-18-2014

6:35 Dale Matthews with BadCounty.com, and a commissioner in Jo County accused of behaving badly. Here's the clip.

7:10 Patrick Hedger, Policy Director at American Encore - Cuba relaxation a good thing?

7:35 Kevin Starrett from Oregon Firearms Federation - November gun background check stats are out...More Salem B.S.


BILL'S GUESTS 12-17-2014

7:10 Joseph Colangelo, Executive Director of Consumer's Research, talks the Uber lawsuit in Portland.

7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budreau

8:10 Ed, "Mr. X"., why you need to be at the Oregon Solutions meeting tomorrow. Basically, it's a meeting of Gov. Kitzhaber's "Shadow Government".

Courthouse, Room 202
10 S. Oakdale
Medford, OR 97501

Details:

On May 10, 2012, Governor Kitzhaber signed Executive Order 12-07, which establishes a "Pilot Program for Regional Farm and Forest Land Conservation." The pilot program involves three counties—Douglas, Jackson, and Josephine—and authorizes them to enter into a regional process to enable these counties to develop a plan to allow "...appropriate additional regional variation in what lands must be planned and managed as farm and forest lands."

 

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners agreed to participate in the Southern Oregon Regional Pilot Program (SORPP) commemorated in a letter to the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) on July 17, 2102.  Under the Executive Order, DLCD is the lead agency for the State, providing financial, administrative, and technical assistance to support the collaborative, regional approach envisioned for the project.

Depending on the eventual petition developed by the three counties after an extensive technical and public process, DLCD will determine whether the counties' proposals are likely to require amendments to statewide land use planning goals 3 (Agriculture) and 4 (Forestry). The proposed amendments, and any implementing rules associated with those amendments, must be approved by the Land Conservation and Development Commission.  The SORPP funding expires June 30, 2013. Should the petition for rulemaking to be submitted to DLCD by the counties not be ready by that date, the participating counties will be required to submit a project summary of activities to date instead.

One of the pilot program tasks is the formation of a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) made up of persons with expertise in the following fields, including but not limited to, farming ranching, forestry, special districts, mining/aggregate, economic development, land use and city government.  Ex-officio members are to include representatives from the following State of Oregon Departments: Agriculture, and Forestry, Transportation, Water Resources, Fish and Wildlife and the Land Conservation and Development Commission. The purpose of the TAC is to review data and information and provide comments and recommendations to the County and Regional Partners regarding the completeness and accuracy of data and other tasks as the Regional Partner County assigns.


CHARTER SCHOOL DONE RIGHT...

Today I took a tour of Logos Charter School. Really impressed with their education model, which is helping assist home schooled students, and doing a great job at it, from all accounts. In a world where so much public education is 1, 2, or 3 sizes fits all, Logos works hard at crafting curriculum to fit the student. (And isn't that the way it should be everywhere?)


BILL'S GUEST FOR 12-16-2014

7:10 State Rep. Sal Esquivel - Lead ban, carbon tax coming?

7:35 John Whitehead, constitutional attorney, founder of the Rutherford Institute - recent supreme court cases,, re-invigorationg the 4th amendment.

8:10 Attorney and media critic James Hirsen - great discussion on how the biblical movie Exodus misses its mark, plus the Hollywood hacking emails and more.

8:35 BUSINESS INTERVIEW - Steve Johnson from the Goldsmith's Diamonds and Design, 606 Crater Lake Avenue in Medford. Get your custom design orders in!


FROM THE "We Shall Not Comply Rally" in Olympia, WA Saturday

(H/T to "Laughing at Liberals")

It's important to pay attention to this anti-I-594 event, as you're quite likely going to see them come to Oregon next year.


SYDNEY ATTACK

Can we consider the Sydney terror attack another "Gun Control Success" story? Iranian-born bad guy and 2 hostages die. The bad guy was armed, and all the good people in Australia were disarmed by gun control.

Interesting how U.K. media covered the Sydney hostage event, wasting no time labeling it "Islamic Terror". Meanwhile, CNN broke its back bending over to not mention Islam. One report I heard: "Officials don't know his motivation". This, of course, as he's forcing the hostages to wave Islamic flags in the coffee shop window. (Obama will probably term it "Latte Zone Violence")


BILL'S GUESTS 12-15-2014

6:35 Gregg Jackson, writer, speaker, born-again Christian, and he's put together a really great book for your children: "Forty Things To Teach Your Children Before You Die - The Simple American Truths about Life, Family, and Faith" - Read more on Gregg's website.

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, "Visiting Past and Present" - Today we profile Coming Attractions Theater's founder:

John Schweiger and

Coming Attractions Theatres

By Dennis Powers

John Schweiger had been a senior executive with major corporations before settling in Ashland. In 1985, he developed a strong interest in the local movie theatre, the Varsity Theatre, with its history dating back to 1937. Once he had renovated and was operating this theatre, Schweiger decided to add more theatres in the film-exhibition business and developed a sound plan. He would center on smaller, even rural locations, to acquire or build more theatres in the Pacific Northwest with modern state-of-the-art facilities.

He formed Coming Attraction Theatres (“CAT”) and began venturing outside of Ashland in 1989, quietly searching for the best locations, making offers, closing the ones at the right price, and renovating them within his vision. Within 15 years, CAT had bought and fixed up theaters in Oregon, Washington, and Northern California. It had more than 16 locations and had become one of the country’s 40 largest theatre operators. He developed the modern Ashland Street Cinema complex on Highway 66 (Ashland Street), along with acquiring in 2006, what was reputably the oldest continuously operating movie theater in the country, Northern California’s Arcata Minor that had been built in 1914.

As he proceeded to build his company, Steven and D.W. Wood in the late 1990s contacted him about a dream of theirs: They wanted to start an independent film festival in the small town that would complement Southern Oregon’s--and especially Ashland’s--artistic and cultural environment. John Schweiger’s strong support made this event possible by making the Varsity Theatre and office space available for the festival’s use. The Varsity with its Art Deco façade and lobby was perfect, and in October 2001, the inaugural Ashland Independent Film Festival (“AIFF”) was held. Since then, it has steadily grown to become one of the standout independent, non-studio film exhibits of the 1,500 that take place throughout the country. John Schweiger also earned the honor of being named as its Founding Advisor and Benefactor.

In 2010, Southern Oregon University (“SOU”) awarded its 2010 President’s Medal to him for his strong support of the community and SOU. Schweiger not only continued to support the AIFF, but also other nonprofits with donations from Coming Attractions Theatres of thousands of passes each year for use at their events. He was president of the Raider Club (raising moneys for SOU’s athletic teams) and had more than 75 movie screens running SOU’s student-recruitment trailers from Eureka, California, to Aberdeen, Washington.

Presently, his Coming Attractions Theatres has locations in Alaska (Wasilla), Washington (Aberdeen, Chehalas/Centralia), along the Oregon coast (Astoria, Seaside, Lincoln City, Newport Beach, North Bend), interior Oregon (McMinnville, Klamath Falls), California (Crescent City, Mt. Shasta); Humboldt County, California (Minor Theatre, Mill Creek Cinema, Broadway Cinema)--plus in Southern Oregon in Grants Pass (SouthGate Cinema) and the Varsity and Ashland Street Cinemas.

His 18 theatres present nearly 150 screens with an estimated annual attendance of over three million patrons. John Schweiger started with a vision and ended up with numerous theatres that allow him to do what he also does well: giving back to the community.

Sources: “Coming Attractions Theatres: About Us,” at Website;Greg Stiles, “Coming Attractions aims higher,” Mail Tribune, March 31, 2005, at Growth; Mail Tribune, “Ashland chain buys California theaters,” at Mail Tribune, April 8, 2006, Theatres Purchase; Mail Tribune, “Theater owner John Schweiger wins SOU President’s Medal,” May 14, 2010, at President’s Medal; “Coming Attraction Theatres: Locations,” at Locations; “Film Journal International: News,” October 26, 2011, at Technology.       

12/11-12 2014

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ONE OF THE MOST INSPIRING STORIES I'VE SEEN

Teacher sends students "letters to themselves", 20 years later.

BILL'S GUESTS 12-12-2014

6:35 Dr. Merrill Matthews, resident fellow at the Institute for Policy Innovation. We discuss his latest Forbes.com op-ed:  Obama's Policies Have Been A Boon to Temporary Workers. You can't divorce the economic policies from the results.

8:10 Can You "tweet" a federal regulation? Bill talks  with Pacific Legal Foundation's Senior Fellow in Constitutional Law Todd Gaziano. 

Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments challenging whether regulatory agencies (in this particular case, the Department of Interior) can change regulations without public notice or comment.  The trend to define regulations downward to include all agency communications and guidance documents is even more troubling.  It violates the Administrative Procedure Act and threatens the liberty of the people. With more than 150,000 pages of federal regulations, this issue could have profound effects, as federal agencies regulate everything from the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the water we drink. Congress should examine how executive agencies are exceeding key authorities granted to them and both narrow the substantive grants that are most subject to abuse and improve administrative procedures on multi-billion dollar regulations.  Until then, the courts must police these two areas, particularly in the rulemaking context.

 

12/1 to 12/4/2014

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12/4/14 PROGRAM NOTE - We're pleased to welcome back Garth and Rose Harrington as they fill in for me while on vacation the next few days. Join the conversation with G&R Friday 12/5 through Wednesday12/10.

ONE OF THE "Good Guys"

Incidents of late make it easy to be cynical about the state of race and police relations. Then Kathy sent me this video report reminder of one of the many good police officers just practicing a "random act of kindness" shortly before he died.

BILL'S GUESTS for 12/4/14

6:15 State Rep. Sal Esquivel talks the license plate $$ scandal.

6:35 Marita Noon, Executive Director of Energy Makes America Great, and the topic, those hard-to-kill wind energy tax credits.

7:35 Jackson County Commissioner Doug Breidenthal updates the efforts to regain local control of federal forests.

8:35 Business Interview - Michael Shaw from the EXCELLENT Premiere Packaging and Shipping, near RRMC.

 


12/3/14

FIRST FERGUSON, NOW ERIC GARNER

It's a mess in NYC tonight. The grand jury decides not to indict the police officer involved with the death of Eric Garner, the man who resisted arrest over selling loose, untaxed cigarettes. To me, THIS case was always much more troubling than Michael Browne's death. Caught on video, Garner (big and overweight) says he couldn't breathe after being taken down in a headlock. Bad news all around. Shooting someone who's trying to kill an officer? I get that, cool. Wrestling citizens into bad situations because they disobey? I have much more trouble with that.

On today's show, Sean Hannity laid out a red herring, imo, saying that it was the greed of government which killed Garner, by creating a stupid black market in cigs with outrageous taxation. Certainly, the black market creation is a contributing cause, but the root is the government's declared monopoly on enforcing against even the most petty victimless crimes with brute violence.

Sean added that police officers can't choose which laws to enforce. That doesn't pass my smell test. Officers use discretion concerning who they go after or don't go after, and HOW they go after people all the time. By all accounts, Garner was not a violent man, and I'm not saying the GJ should have charged the officer criminally. However this case clearly demonstrates how the gov system trains its agents. They want citizens full supine, or suffer "authori-tay".
 
 
BILL'S GUESTS FOR 12-03-2014
 
6:35 Dr. Jane Orient, Association of American Physicians and Surgeon. "Lawlessness in Ferguson, and in DC"
 
7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budreau
 
8:10 John Charles at the Cascade Policy Institute - Better Outcomes, Lower Cost for State and Local  Government through user fees.

 


12/2/14 - HOW NOT TO RUN A "FREE" MARKET IN HOUSING...

Interesting stat I read today in the Oregonian - The use of housing vouchers for subsidized housing is up 35% in Jackson County since 2004. HUD issues about 1400 Section 8 vouchers in 2004, while 2000 went out in 2013. You know what that means? (besides everybody being on welfare) The high rents in southern Oregon are an ARTIFICIAL CREATION. If landlords relied on what people were able to pay, those overpriced crap shacks festooning some neighborhoods wouldn't go for $12-1500 dollars a month. As it is, Section 8 $$ are guaranteed.

Ah, breathe in that sweet smell of fascism, when every citizen and business person is beholden to Uncle Sugar for politically-favored benefits or profit.

 


 

MORE "SOLIDARITY" in Portlandia (H/T to LaughingAtLiberals)


WHAT SCARES ME THE MOST (about Ferguson "Solidarity")

What bothers/scares me about the "Ferguson Solidarity" demonstrations in Portlandia, NFL players and others, is that a major percentage of the population doesn't care about evidence, due process, witness credibility, or plain ol' facts. There have been many other police shootings and abuse under much more dubious circumstances than Michael Brown's experience. No one says there isn't any racism these days, nor bad cops, nor crooked prosecutors. But we're not talking about those cases. It's about Michael Brown's and Darren Wilson's case. That the facts don't matter to many leads one to wonder "Is anybody thinking out there"? And if those anybodies AREN'T thinking out there, it doesn't portend well for liberty.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 12-01-2014

7:10 Lori Porter, with Parent's Rights in Education, the latest on those smutty sex-ed conferences for government school educators on the coast earlier this year. Get involved, go to their website to learn more.

8:45 Business Interview with Bob Russell, owner of the Butte Creek Mill. Lots of fun events going on there in Eagle Point, ande head to the website, and order a gift box of grains or mixes for your loved ones!

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers Visiting Past and Present...Ever wonder how Dead Indidan Memorial Road got its name?

Dead Indian Memorial Road

By Dennis Powers

First built as a wagon trail from near Ashland to past the Howard Prairie Lake area, Dead Indian Road is one of the oldest routes through Southern Oregon’s Cascades. An Indian agent with Klamath Indians built the pathway from there to the eastern base of the mountains and Wood River valley, to meet up with the wagon trail connecting with Fort Klamath and other points. This dusty wagon road was impassable during the winter, but it was an important connection between Bear Creek Valley and the Upper Klamath Basin, supplying the fort and the settlers in the region. It passed by Dead Indian Creek and Dead Indian Mountain on its way.

How this name came about is not entirely clear, but one account is that local settlers in 1854 discovered the bodies of two Rogue Indians in summer huts (or “wickiups”) in a meadow near the creek’s headwaters. Although it wasn’t known how they died--whether by another tribe, disease, or settlers--the name was given to the creek and mountain.

Another account held that one Fred Alberding was returning to the Oregon Territory and camped off the Applegate Trail in the Siskiyous. Waking up, he discovered that one of his horses was missing. He decided that Indians from a neighboring village were the culprits. He made his way to Ashland and found men who would help him take back his horse and give the Indians a “licking”.

Riding to the area, they intended to attack, but the Indians with their rifles shot first and quite accurately behind the trees. Two settlers were wounded and one died. The next day, soldiers from Fort Lane came to recover the body. Ironically, Alberding’s pony then appeared as it dragged a large tree branch caught in its harness--the same one he had tied the horse to before it disappeared. Buzzards in the air drew the contingent to an abandoned camp where they found at least two, perhaps more, murdered Indians. It wasn’t clear whether settlers or another tribal band was responsible.

Regardless of which account is accepted, it is clear that in the early- to mid-1850s, the discovery of dead Indians gave rise to the name. The area became known as Dead Indian Prairie, and the when the settlers were working to build the road over the Indian trail, they named it Dead Indian Road.

As the Southern Oregon region developed and Crater Lake was discovered, tourists got off the train in Ashland and hired a wagon driver for the ride over Dead Indian Road; traveling northerly (over what is now Highway 140), the visitors headed to the rim for its stunning views. The ride on this road was difficult and tortuous with tight curves, steep side slopes, and a long, rocky ride--even when paved much later. Owing to this, other roads developed over time that were easier to travel, such as Highway 62 from Medford to Crater Lake, or Highway 140 to Upper Klamath Lake.

Despite this, the present road was detoured to avoid the most difficult parts, including being moved as much as one-fifth of a mile away. The thoroughfare now starts from Highway 66 out of Ashland and ends at Highway 140 at the Lake of the Woods.

The name has been controversial for decades. When road markers began to be cut down in protest, the Jackson County Commissioners held hearings and decided in 1993 to change the name to Dead Indian Memorial Road. A marker has been erected in a gravel turnoff at its intersection with Highway 66 that explains some of the history.

Indians once graced the trail into the mountains, followed by settlers and wagons taking goods into the Klamath Valley. Visitors and tourists followed, as the road became a two-lane, paved highway that heavy log trucks barreled over before such logging was heavily curtailed. It is still a beautiful ride through pristine forests and lakes with history seen along the way.

Sources: Ann Staley, “The Oregon Encyclopedia: Dead Indian Memorial Road,” at About the Road; Bill Miller, “Legend of Dead Indian Memorial Road,” February 20, 2011, Mail Tribune, at Legends about the Name; Associated Press, “Dead Indian Road a Step Closer To Becoming More of a Memorial,” Seattle Times, March 14, 1993, at On the Name Change.


 

11/24-26 2014

Nov 24, 2014 -- 6:06pm

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FERGUSON, THE AFTERMATH

Usually you can never go wrong blaming incompetence for bad government actions, but announcing the Ferguson decision at 8pm tickles my "Spidey Sense" re motivations. Was it a plan to descend into chaos under cover of darkness? There's no better way to get sheep on the plantation bleating for more government involvement & control when the businesses, homes, and infrastructure are in flames. ("See, look what happens without US keeping you safe".)

UPDATE 1:15pm - WOW, right on cue, Missouri Governor Nixon just deployed 2200 National Guard to restore order, and protect life and property. Naturally this leads me to wonder why did we wait until AFTER the riots and burning, as it was pretty well known Ferguson was headed for big trouble.

Check out this video from Missouri's Lt. Governor Peter Kinder on Fox - Was there some kind of stand down?

 


BILL'S GUESTS 11/25/2014

6:35 Carl Pittman, Project 21, a black conservative police officer from Texas, we talk the Ferguson aftermath. Carl wrote a book earlier this year - The Personal Journey of a Black Common Sense Conservative.

7:10 State Rep. Sal Esquivel - back from the sportsman's caucus convention. What's coming in 2015's session?

8:45 Kevin Starrett, Oregon Firearms Federation. Let Prozanski's Lies Begin.


FERGUSON DECISION - 11/24

NO INDICTMENT FOR OFFICER DARREN WILSON IN THE MICHAEL BROWN SHOOTING


MORE ON FERGUSON (Opinion)

I can't believe...well, maybe I CAN believe, the pig-ignorant stupidity of reporter questions tonight at the #Ferguson decision. (which no-billed Officer Darren Wilson) "Why is there no law to protect what happened to Michael Brown"? (Uh, because charging/threatening another life, cop or no cop, allows lethal force, you dumbass.) "Some are saying you're passing the buck by just presenting the evidence to the grand jury and not taking a stand..." Uh, note to idiot reporter: THAT'S really the way the system is supposed to work - The prosecuting attorney is supposed to be seeking justice. Perhaps we're all WAAAAAY too used to most grand jury proceedings where the DA effectively can push the jury to indict the proverbial "ham sandwich". Or, you're watching too much "Law and Order", which isn't helpful in the least.


BILL'S GUESTS for 11/24/2014

6:35 Clara del Villar, CEO of the Hispanic Post, analysis on Friday's immigration exec orders.

7:10 John Casey, retired NASA scientist, and author of "Dark Winter, How the Sun is causing a 30-Year Cold Spell"

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers - Visiting Past and Present

Stagecoaches and their Drivers

By Dennis Powers

 

Before the railroads came to the State of Jefferson in the mid-1880s, stagecoaches and their drivers ruled--but this was a very hard way to travel. For example, Henry Williams and his family were traveling in 1873 from Portland, Oregon, to their San Francisco residence. They left Portland by train in the early morning and arrived in Roseburg that evening. Taking the stagecoach on the following day, they endured a “jolting, 23 hour ride” to the Rock Point station close to Gold Hill. The stop now is a wine-tasting, hospitality room for Del Rio Vineyards & Winery.

Williams penned into his diary: “Not having slept any...during the night we at once went to bed and got about four hours sleep. We breakfasted at 10:00 A.M. and had a very good meal. We have spent a very quiet day, and I found a number of San Francisco newspapers of much later date than any I had seen and was much interested in reading them. My wife and Miss Isabella slept most of the day. Late this afternoon we took a long walk in the edge of the woods near the banks of the [Rogue] river where we found a number of beautiful wild flowers.”

From 6 a.m. to midnight, the party spent the next three days on a stagecoach that only stopped to change horses and for meals. Once in Redding, they completed their journey to San Francisco by train. Their travels took one full week, whereas today we can speed up I-5 from San Francisco and make Portland in one to two days, depending on how hard we push.

More than likely, the stagecoach “whip” driver for the Williams family was Norton Eddings, a well-liked and respected driver then. Norton Eddings was born in 1852 and began running coaches regularly in the 1870s for the California & Oregon Stage Company. His run for numbers of years was from Rock Point across the valley, over the Siskiyous, and ending at Cole’s Station, just over the California border. He lived at the Rock Point Station until his marriage in 1879.

Two years later, Norton was returning from California when the stagecoach abruptly overturned. Although the driver and passengers only had bruises, Eddy suffered a bad broken leg. He couldn’t drive for months and had no earnings, as worker’s compensation didn’t exist then. His friends decided to put on a benefit with musicians during the next week to help his finances. When Norton finally healed and could “whip” again, he was the main driver again into California. When Eddings died in 1925, he was buried at the Rock Point Pioneer Cemetery, close to where his stagecoach station was.         

Interestingly enough, Lytle and Jane White built the Rock Point Hotel as a stage coach stop in the late 1850s. The “very good meal” eaten by the Williams family would have been prepared by Jane White. She continued running the hotel and station after her husband died in 1877 and is credited with the longest record of stagecoach service by any woman between Portland and San Francisco. When the railroad by-passed tiny Rock Point for Gold Hill, Jane moved to Ashland with over 25 years of running that stagecoach stop and hotel.   

Sources: Alice Mullaly, “Rock Point House Provides Stage Coach Break,” Jefferson Public Radio: As It Was, September 14, 2011, at Williams' Journey; Dennis Powers, “Norton Eddings Gains Recognition as Outstanding Stage Driver,” Jefferson Public Radio: As It Was, August 16, 2011, at Norton Eddings; Dennis Powers, “Pioneer Woman Runs Stagecoach Station after Husband’s Death,” Jefferson Public Radio: As It Was, August 22, 2011, at Jane White.    


 

Hmm, Venison for Breakfast...or Powdered Donut??

Bhaber's new gun control efforts with the OSP? The Numbers are in, Another Embarrassment.

11/17 to 11/21 2014

Nov 17, 2014 -- 5:50pm

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Hmm, Venison for Breakfast...or Powdered Donut??

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 11-21-2014

6:35 Horace Cooper, adjunct fellow with the National Center for Public Policy Research, co-chairman of the Project 21 National Advisory Board and a legal commentator. We discuss the legality of Obama's immigration changes.

7:35 -  John P. Warren, author of the new political thriller Turnover, examines the ease and impact of voter fraud.   Warren outlines the dangers in his latest op-ed for Human Events.  Electronic voting is often unencrypted.  So, can votes in a few states be manipulated?  The scenario is more likely than you think.

8:10 Brad Bennington, incoming Jacksonville City Councilman, and CEO of the Builders Association of Jackson County. Mandatory fire springlers, earthquake building standards, other issues discussed.


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 11-20-2014

6:35 Cornell law professor and publisher of Legal Insurrection, William A. Jacobson, has written thoughtfully on what legal and political recourse Republicans will have when Obama inevitably circumvents Congress and implements Executive Amnesty.

7:10 Grants Pass resident Mark Johnson. What's the lay of the land, economically, and socially in Grants Pass/Josephine County.

8:10 Jim Ludwick, Oregonians for Immigration Reform. Foreshadowing of the President's speech for tonight.

 

YOU FIRST, JEFF

Senator Merkley, explains his vote against approving the Keystone XL pipeline: "Wise stewardship means we must leave four-fifths of the conventional fossil fuels in the ground" (to combat catastrophic global warming)

I think this is a "great" idea. HOWEVER, Senator Merkley needs to go first. Next time Jeff stops by the gas station wanting a 15 gallon fill-up for his Prius, he should be legally permitted to only buy 3 gallons - not a drop more... leaving 4/5ths of the fuel behind.

So many of our Commie "Gang Greens" preach that it's up to you to live in a mud hut, or a crowded urban Habitrail, while they jet off to the next climate change conference. (Or in Merkley's case, hang at the Capitol Hill shrimpfests)


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 11-19-2014

6;35 Michael Whatley - Executive VP of the Consumer Energy Alliance - Talking about the Keystone Pipeline vote.

7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budreau

8:10 Dr. Marilyn Singleton, The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. Says we owe Jonathan Gruber a "debt of gratitude". 

Here's part of her latest op-ed:

Stupidity, Lies, and Videotape

By Marilyn M. Singleton, MD, JD

Lies and promises have been a staple of politics since its inception. As Plato observed, “propaganda, that is, ‘enticing people into a change of opinion by promises of pleasure’ and deceit always go together.”

ObamaCare’s empty promises have become not-so-funny household jokes: health law negotiations would be live on C-SPAN, if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor, the law will not add a single dime to the deficits, the average family will save $2,500 on their premiums, and on and on and on. Now the deceit has been exposed.

My heartfelt thanks go to Jonathan Gruber, Ph.D., MIT economics professor and a developer of the Affordable Care Act for speaking the ugly truth. READ MORE


NOBODY ADMITS TO KNOWING HIM NOW

(But here's all YOU need to know about GruberGate)

 

BILL'S GUESTS 11-18-2014

6:35 Dan Isett, director of Communications and Policy Parents Television Council. PTC upset that Fx channel is blasting HBO-style pornography on regular broadcast cable.

7:35 State Rep. Mike McClane, district 55. What's next for the GOP brand.

8:10 Ed, Mr. X, more research on the Governor's "shadow government", via the state university system. This time, how the Association of Oregon Counties indoctrinates our newly elected officials.

 


 

GOVERNOR KITZHABER SAYS "Gun Control Game is ON

In this KGW interview he talks about the gun issue at 3:50 in.

 

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 11/17/2014

6:35 Sidney Powell, former federal prosecutor, author of the EXCELLENT "Licensed to Lie". We discusse her new article "Is Loretta Lynch a Game Changer or a Game Piece".

7:10 Glen Villeneuve, co-star of National Geographic's "Life Below Zero". Love this show...Glen is so hard-core, living in a 1-room cabin 200 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska.

8:10 Kevin Starrett, Oregon Firearms Federation, Governor Kitzhaber's new gun control efforts with the OSP? The Numbers are in, Another Embarrassment.

THURSDAY, FRIDAY 11-13, 11-14 2014

Nov 13, 2014 -- 6:34pm

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WEEKEND VIDEO TO AMAZE! (He makes a clarinet out of a carrot)

BILL'S GUESTS FOR 11-14-2014

6:35 Fox News Channel's Political Insiders host John LeBoutillier, on Obama's executive actions, what can be done.

7:35 Larry Masterman, City of Medford Emergency Manager, and Les from the Army Corps Of Engineers talking flood preparedness.

8:10 Nick Smith, Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities with criticism of Sen.Wyden's timber bill.

 

Now, I talk with Ed, "Mr. X" a lot about what looks like an "undue influence" from the state university system on the vote and other policies. Why should you be concerned with the college vote? Watch!

 


Prettiest tree on the block in my neighborhood. Looking at it always

makes me smile!


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 11-13-2014

6:35 Dan Kish, Institute for Energy Research - Obama's Carbon plans. Read up on EnergyTownHall.org.

7:10 Dr. William Forschten - new book on how terror attack could happen here on soft targets. "Day of Wrath".  More on Day Of Wrath Book Dot Com

8:10 Ed, "Mr. X" discusses the connections between the state, the university system, and the drive to increase the college vote. Could this have had a large effect on big Dem wins this time? The following are text links you can copy, and go see some of the articles we referenced.\

It's a lot of reading, but it will help with the understanding.

ballot path  http://www.pdx.edu/news/oregonian-ballot-path-looks-empower-grass-roots-candidates-local-elections

http://www.wiche.edu/search/node/wue

http://www.sheilagmiller.com/articles/article12.html 

http://thebroadsideonline.com/tag/ascocc/

 

WEDNESDAY 11-12-2014

Nov 12, 2014 -- 5:32pm

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Prettiest tree on the block in my neighborhood. Looking at it always

makes me smile!


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 11-12-2014

7:10 Larry Graves, Illionis Valley Airport Manager - We discuss the drone manufacturing and research development coming to the IVA next year.

7:35 Crimestoppers with Lt. Budrea

8:10 Dr. Stephen Halbrook, research fellow with the Independent Institute - His new book (outstanding, btw) is Gun Control in the Third Reich.

TUESDAY 11-11-2014

Nov 11, 2014 -- 9:50am

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Oregon Election "News"

New study indicates regular pot smokers have shrunken brains. This is a companion study to yesterday's virus which makes humans stupid. The hits just keep coming, but at least we have some reasonable explanations for last week's Oregon election shift to "Blue".

Meanwhile, the Oregonian newspaper op-ed crew effectively said the reason we're suffering under corrupt Democratic governance isn't because Kitz, Hayes, and their supporters are corrupt, but rather the Republicans are so crappy and ineffective that they can't hold the corrupt Dems accountable.


Message from Obamacare - WE THINK YOU'RE STUPID

 


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 11-11-2014

MONDAY 11-10-2014

Nov 10, 2014 -- 5:36pm

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Oregon Election "News"

New study indicates regular pot smokers have shrunken brains. This is a companion study to yesterday's virus which makes humans stupid. The hits just keep coming, but at least we have some reasonable explanations for last week's Oregon election shift to "Blue".

Meanwhile, the Oregonian newspaper op-ed crew effectively said the reason we're suffering under corrupt Democratic governance isn't because Kitz, Hayes, and their supporters are corrupt, but rather the Republicans are so crappy and ineffective that they can't hold the corrupt Dems accountable.


Laughing at Liberals - Guns "Jump out of their holsters and kill people".


BILL'S GUESTS FOR 11-10-2014

7:15 - Councilmen Clay Bearnson, Kevin Stine, and outgoing councillor John Michaels.

8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers - Visiting Past and Present

Wildlife Images

By Dennis Powers

J. David Siddon grew up in Los Angeles’s San Fernando Valley in the 1940s when it was still rural country, and he was able to bicycle to near wilderness and see everything from condors and hawks to snakes and lizards. Siddon later pursued a career as a writer, photographer, and filmmaker that typically centered on his fascination with wildlife, as he traveled the world filming for television productions that involved Disney or “Wild Kingdom.”

Loving the outdoors, he and his wife left the Southern California “rat race” in the early 1970s when they heard about seventeen acres of wilderness property outside Grants Pass and near Merlin on the “Wild and Scenic” section of the Rogue River (on Lower River Road). They bought the land sight unseen and later acquired seven more acres. With this land, they could do more than raise baby owls in the laundry room or golden eagles in a backyard, as done before moving to the Rogue.   

Obtaining the needed permits from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, he could care there for numbers of sick, injured, or orphaned wildlife. In no time, the public and law enforcement were bringing wounded animals to his place. Siddon found himself taking care of hundreds of animals each year and having to fund everything by himself.

With varying injuries, the wild animals treated included species from baby squirrels, raccoons, jack rabbits, bear cubs, and badgers to songbirds, hawks, bald eagles, herons, and owls. In addition to the yearly hundreds of baby animals brought in, the permanent “residents” augmented this when their injuries made them unable to return to the wild. In fact, two eagles--named Duchess and Phoenix--were there for over 30 years.            

With a flair for public speaking, Siddon appeared at places from television shows to school assemblies throughout the Pacific Northwest in telling his story. To help with finances, many of the animals appeared in commercials and films, including the Buick automobile series with his red-tailed hawk named “Happy” who flew over the cars.  

In 1981 J. David established it as a nonprofit facility with two important purposes: first, a place to provide critical care and rehabilitative services for injured wildlife; second, to provide education to the public. Wild Life Images accepts animals, birds, raptors (birds of prey), and even reptiles. Animals not accepted are opossums (a non-native species), coyotes (governed by livestock management regulations), and mountain lions (a risk to rehabilitate and release after developing human-comfort levels). 

In 1996, J. David Siddon lost his battle with cancer. His son, Dave, left his job of twelve years in Portland at the Oregon Zoo to take over the management and ensure the continuation of these dreams. With a limited paid staff, its 85 dedicated volunteers and local vet-donated services, the facility cares annually for more than 2,000 animals.

Over a period of 30 years it has released over 35,000 animals back to their natural habitat. Its release rate of intakes is near 50% each year--far above the national average of 33%. Wildlife Images doesn’t receive any local, state, or federal funding, but relies instead on individual donations of time, money, and services. It is a story that needed to be told. 

Sources: “Wild Life Images: A Message from Dave Siddon, Director” at History; “Wild Life Images: About Us,” at Background.


THE MAIL TRIBUNE'S WAR ON WOMEN

You want to talk about the "War on Women"? Look no further than the Mail Tribune editorial staff. Thursday's opinion recap of the election was yet another tired smear of Colleen Roberts, one of many in the paper in this election cycle. They described her opponent, once again, as "Moderate Democrat Kevin Talbert". Yep, Gang Green carbon-tax promoting, endorsed by the good ol' boy network Chamber, along with the Mail Tribune passes as "moderate" in the communist worldview. The people, fortunately, weren't buying it.

In the MT editorial world, any person wanting a more frugal, smart, transparent government is some sort of bomb-throwing anarchist. I marvel at how folks manage to share a town with the likes of the Mail Tribune editorial staff and not get into fistfights with them.


Re "THE TWO CURTS"

I want to thank County Commissioner candidates Curt Ankerberg and Curt Chancler. Though neither was able to prevail in the position 1 race, they both brought a serious focus on business issues, property rights, education, and the sometimes insidious influence of cronyism in county politics. It's my sincere hope that voters take the issues they raised to heart, and hold the board accountable. It is also my hope that none pull a "Chris Dudley", and slink away, never to be heard from again. There's much work to do in the coming years.

 

CARSON OUT AT FOX NEWS

Dr. Ben Carson leaves Fox News as a contributor. His PR firm sent me this: "At this time, no decision has been made to run for President. However, recognizing the possibility, Fox News felt I needed complete independence to fully examine my options. My departure has been thoroughly amicable and is in the best interest for both Fox News and myself." Does that translate as "leave, or we fire you?"

 

FRIDAY 11-07-2014

Nov 07, 2014 -- 5:46am

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THE MAIL TRIBUNE'S WAR ON WOMEN

You want to talk about the "War on Women"? Look no further than the Mail Tribune editorial staff. Thursday's opinion recap of the election was yet another tired smear of Colleen Roberts, one of many in the paper in this election cycle. They described her opponent, once again, as "Moderate Democrat Kevin Talbert". Yep, Gang Green carbon-tax promoting, endorsed by the good ol' boy network Chamber, along with the Mail Tribune passes as "moderate" in the communist worldview. The people, fortunately, weren't buying it.

In the MT editorial world, any person wanting a more frugal, smart, transparent government is some sort of bomb-throwing anarchist. I marvel at how folks manage to share a town with the likes of the Mail Tribune editorial staff and not get into fistfights with them.


Re "THE TWO CURTS"

I want to thank County Commissioner candidates Curt Ankerberg and Curt Chancler. Though neither was able to prevail in the position 1 race, they both brought a serious focus on business issues, property rights, education, and the sometimes insidious influence of cronyism in county politics. It's my sincere hope that voters take the issues they raised to heart, and hold the board accountable. It is also my hope that none pull a "Chris Dudley", and slink away, never to be heard from again. There's much work to do in the coming years.

 

 

H/T to Americans for Limited Government!


CARSON OUT AT FOX NEWS

Dr. Ben Carson leaves Fox News as a contributor. His PR firm sent me this: "At this time, no decision has been made to run for President. However, recognizing the possibility, Fox News felt I needed complete independence to fully examine my options. My departure has been thoroughly amicable and is in the best interest for both Fox News and myself." Does that translate as "leave, or we fire you?"

 

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