FRIDAY 10-19-2012 - Guests include sec of state candidate Dr. Knute Buehler, State Senator Alan Bates, Dr. Merrill Mathews from talking the trillion dollar per year welfare state cliff.

Oct 19, 2012 -- 9:57am

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(Hat Tip to Mark Johnson of Grants Pass)

Mitt Romney at the Alfred E. Smith Dinner. Romney went first, mocking his own wealth as he stood at the podium in the night's required white tie and tuxedo, saying, "It's nice to finally relax and wear what Ann and I wear around the house." But much of his remarks were jabs at the president,


President Obama  took a couple of digs at Romney, including saying when he first got to the podium, "Please take your seats, or else Clint Eastwood will yell at them." He also joked about Romney's wealth, saying, "Earlier today I went shopping at some stores in Midtown. I understand Governor Romney went shopping for some stores in Midtown."

Sounds to me like Mitt had the upper hand at this event.  Monday, btw, is the final debate, and we'll carry it live on KMED starting at 5:30pm.


6:35 State Attorney General Candidate Knute Buehler, talks endorsements, issues.

7:35 State Senator Alan Bates discusses some hero awards here in Southern Oregon, along with the reasoning behind Ballot Measure 77, which appears to grant broad powers to the Governor in the event of a disaster.

8:10 Dr. Merrill Matthews, resident scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation, Analysis on the latest stats - A TRILLION DOLLAR per year welfare state, and what this means for our collective future.



Perhaps financial trouble has lit the fuse on a new trend of "un-learning our learned helplessness". Jeff Barnard from the Associated Press writes about the posse which has formed in O'Brien, named the CAC Patrol. (Citizens Against Crime) Around a dozen residents patrol that area in response to gutting of the JoCo sheriffs department. Sheriff Gilbertson warns of a lack of training, a police expert warns of problems when volunteers decide instead of supplementing law enforcement , they are going to replace law enforcement. Government employees and their experts have a vested interest in requiring all peace keeping be done by highly-paid-unionized-PERS employees.  However, a lack of O'Brien residents ability to pay for such employees does not mean they should be forced to experience crime and depredation.

No doubt the "experts" will warn citizens about "taking the law into their own hands". (As if "law" belongs solely to government gangs) These are the same experts who claim we can't fight a fire without a highly paid unionized PERS employee, and that we can't teach a child without a highly-paid-unionized PERS employee. In today's economic climate, highly-paid-unionized PERS employees are pricing themselves out of the market.  

But back to the Posse: Who do you think criminals in Jo County would be more afraid of...A sheriffs deputy in a squad car, or a bunch of motivated armed citizens protecting THEIR lives, liberty, and property?

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