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  • Portland (Oregon) students want to rename school after Obama

    11/12/2008 6:01:34 PM PST · by llevrok · 29 replies · 546+ views
    PORTLAND -- Students are trying to get a Portland school renamed after President-elect Barack Obama. Portland Public Schools was already in the process of renaming the school currently known as “Clark K-8 at Binnsmead School” and a naming committee is working on a list of suggestions that the public will eventually vote on. But after the November election, some of the students go the idea to throw Obama’s name into the ring. A couple of people have e-mailed the school, suggesting it be named after the new American leader and Willamette Week was even reporting that students at the school...
  • Oregon Senate: Election Called For Merkley (85% Reporting)

    11/06/2008 5:42:51 AM PST · by careyb · 81 replies · 8,157+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/6/08 | Weekly Standard
    A sizable chunk of the vote in the Oregon Senate race between Republican incumbent Gordon Smith and Democratic challenger Jeff Merkley has not yet been counted, but The Oregonian is calling the race for Merkley. Though Merkley only holds a lead of 2,000 votes, most of the uncounted votes are from heavily-Democratic counties. If this projection holds up, that would give the Democrats 57 seats to the Republicans' 40. In the three other races still up in the air, GOP incumbents are poised to hold on to their seats by razor-thin margins, and thus help sustain the Republicans' ability to...
  • Smith, Merkley too close to call

    11/05/2008 5:48:10 AM PST · by Chet 99 · 7 replies · 639+ views
    WASHINGTON — With the majority of votes from Democratic strongholds in Multnomah and Lane counties yet to be counted, incumbent U.S. Sen. Gordon Smith held a less than 1 percentage point lead over Democrat Jeff Merkley, as of 3 a.m. today. Both candidates said the contest was too close to call and urged their supporters to check back later this morning. Smith led Merkley 47.25 percent to 46.92 percent, according to vote totals from the state elections division. About 43 percent of votes statewide had been reported late Tuesday evening, but just 27 percent of votes in Multnomah County and...
  • Oregon Constitution Party Probably Tips U.S. Senate Race

    11/05/2008 3:15:23 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 37 replies · 1,927+ views
    Oregon Constitution Party Probably Tips U.S. Senate Race November 5th, 2008 Only three candidates were on the ballot for the Oregon U.S. Senate race, nominees of the Democratic, Republican, and Constitution Party. It appears likely that the Constitution Party tipped the outcome in this race. Although the votes counted (as of 2:30 pm Pacific time) show Gordon Smith (Republican) leading, the vast bulk of uncounted votes are from Multnomah County, which includes Portland and is very Democratic-leaning. The results now are Smith 663,126; Jeff Merkley (Dem.) 658,409; David Brownlow (Constitution) 75,968. Over 190,000 votes remain to be counted from Multnomah...
  • Smith up 35000 according to Secretary of State site

    Gordon H Smith (Republican) 676,642 48.34% Jeff Merkley (Democrat) 641,864 45.86% Dave Brownlow (Constitution) 77,148 5.51% Write-in Votes 4,037 0.29% _________________ _________________ Totals: 1,399,691 100%
  • RCP says Smith loses in Oregon Senate Race

    11/05/2008 6:30:58 PM PST · by teg_76 · 25 replies · 3,567+ views
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  • Oregonian projection: Merkley defeats Smith to take U.S. Senate seat

    11/05/2008 6:24:38 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 33 replies · 1,835+ views
    Democrat Jeff Merkley has ousted Republican Gordon Smith from his U.S. Senate seat, The Oregonian projects. Merkley, a five-term state lawmaker and former Habitat for Humanity director, took advantage of a surge of Democratic support to win a close, bitterly fought battle with Smith, who has served 12 years in Washington. Despite the closeness of the count, expert number crunchers said they expect Merkley to win. Portland pollster Tim Hibbitts, appearing as an analyst on Fox News(12), outright called the race for Merkley, based primarily on how many votes remain uncounted in Democrat-rich Multnomah County. He stuck by that call...
  • Gordon Smith is Toast

    11/05/2008 5:08:26 PM PST · by PublicEnemyNumber1 · 30 replies · 3,280+ views
    There are 140,000 votes left to count in Multnomah county which will go almost two to one for his opponent. There are nowhere near enough other outstanding votes for Smith. Thus, he'll lose by roughly 30,000 votes and yet another RINO is toast.
  • Gordon Smith Running Away From GOP

    10/23/2008 7:13:22 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 13 replies · 601+ views
    AOL Political Machine ^ | October 23, 2008 | Jay Albritten
    While control of Congress certainly will not shift back to the Republicans, the sixty vote threshold in the Senate for breaking the perpetual Republican filibuster is within reach for the Democrats, although it is still a long reach. One contest the Democrats probably have to win if they are to reach filibuster-proof status is the race between two-term incumbent Republican Gordon Smith and his Democratic challenger Jeff Merkley in Oregon, a state where Barack Obama holds a consistent and wide lead over John McCain in the polls. The popularity of Obama in Oregon has not been lost on Smith. "Smith...
  • Joe the Plumber has friends at KEX, Portland - who pay his taxes for him

    10/21/2008 7:46:41 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 39 replies · 1,214+ views
    radio-info.com ^ | 10/21/08 | radio-info.com
    Afternoon team Mark Mason and Dave Anderson at talker KEX (1190) asked listeners to donate through "SaveJoeThePlumber.net", and they came through - enough to pay off Joe Wurzelbacher's $1,200 bill for back taxes to the state of Ohio, and enough to help him get his plumber's license (another $500). Mason tells the Wall Street Journal they had both Joe and his brother on the air, and Joe "was very grateful for the $$." Joe the Plumber became an overnight sensation for both sides of the presidential debate last week, when John McCain kept bringing up the effect of Obama's tax...
  • John McCain for president

    10/19/2008 11:57:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 539+ views
    The Bend Bulletin ^ | October 19, 2008 | The Editors
    Barack Obama is, without question, the more charismatic and better-funded presidential candidate. Because newspaper endorsements are supposed to recognize substance, however, we urge Central Oregonians to support John McCain. His long experience in Congress argues in his favor, as do his leanings in crucial policy areas from taxation to energy. Obama, for all of his personal appeal, has served less than four years in the U.S. Senate. This would matter less if Obama had performed spectacularly during that period. But he hasn’t. He has sponsored no truly noteworthy piece of legislation. He has demonstrated no willingness to reach across the...
  • Just voted McCain/Palin today! (Vanity)

    10/18/2008 4:27:01 PM PDT · by Goldsborough · 84 replies · 1,075+ views
    My Oregon vote by mail ballot arrived today. I turned it around in about 10 minutes and drove it to a blue box for pick up today. I was so excited I posted my first ever thread. So, please forgive the vanity outburst, but I feel like an early skirmisher or something.
  • Poll shows race moving in Merkley's direction (OR Senate race)

    10/13/2008 4:38:21 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 28 replies · 769+ views
    The Portland Oregonian ^ | October 13, 2008 | Jeff Mapes
    A new SurveyUSA poll suggests Oregon's Senate race may be shifting in the direction of Democrat Jeff Merkley. The poll, broadcast on KATU's noon news, showed Merkley with 46 percent to 41 percent for Sen. Gordon Smith, R-Ore. Constitution Party candidate David Brownlow had 7 percent and the remaining 6 percent were undecided. The margin of error is 4.1 percentage points, plus or minus.
  • Pair arrested after McCain sign torched in Sellwood

    10/12/2008 1:03:56 PM PDT · by Bell407Pilot · 59 replies · 1,267+ views
    KATU - Portland, Oregon ^ | October 11, 2008 | Margy Lynch
    PORTLAND, Ore. - Authorities have arrested two men after a Molotov cocktail was thrown at a 4-foot by 8-foot campaign sign for Republican presidential candidate John McCain in a southeast Portland yard. Karen Scrutton said she was asleep inside her home at 7956 S.E. 17th Ave. in the Sellwood neighborhood when she saw her sign go up in flames after 1 a.m. "I screamed upstairs to my husband, 'Jean! Jean!" she said. A neighbor heard a crash and chased off one of the suspects. Jean Scrutton said his son-in-law found another suspect not far away. Not long after, investigators picked...
  • Oregon Court Orders Frozen Embryos Destroyed, Considered "Property Rights" Issue

    10/10/2008 4:54:52 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 1,356+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/10/08 | Kathleen Gilbert
    PORTLAND, Oregon, October 10, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday denied a father's appeal to keep his six frozen embryos alive, and ordered that the embryos be destroyed by thawing, as ordered by his ex-wife.  The court also ruled that the embryos' fate fell under the issue of "property rights."The court unanimously agreed that the father, orthodontist Dr. Darrell Angle, had no right to "impose a genetic parental relationship" on his ex-wife, pediatrician Dr. Laura Dahl, who did not wish to be considered the mother of the preborn children in the event that they were carried...
  • Oregon Senate Race Back To A Dead Heat

    09/17/2008 2:32:21 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies · 259+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 17m 2008
    Oregon Senator Gordon Smith is in dangerous territory again, virtually tied with Jeff Merkley, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of voters in the state. The incumbent Republican holds a statistically insignificant 46% to 45% lead over Merkley. The race is now the closest it’s been since regular tracking began in February. Just one month ago, Smith had an eight-point lead but still received under 50% support from voters. Any incumbent senator who polls under 50% is considered vulnerable. In July, Merkley was ahead 43% to 41%.
  • In Oregon, Obama Leads By Only Four Points

    09/17/2008 2:25:17 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 22 replies · 115+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 9-17-08 | staff
    Repeating a pattern seen across the country, John McCain has gained ground on Barack Obama in Oregon. In August, before the running mates were selected and the conventions held, the Democrat enjoyed a ten-point lead in this traditionally “Blue” state. Now, however, McCain has pulled to within four points with results that are virtually identical to the actual Oregon vote in Election 2004. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Oregon voters shows Obama attracting 51% of the vote while McCain earns 47% (see crosstabs). This is the seventh Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in Oregon for Election 2008, and it’s...
  • Obama Up By 7 in "Leaning" Oregon? Look at sampling though.

    09/14/2008 11:57:44 AM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 59 replies · 339+ views
    Hoffman Research Group ^ | 9-9-08 | Hoffman
    Obama Maintains 7 Point Advantage Over McCain Following Conventions On Monday Sept 8th and Tuesday Sept 9th, the Hoffman Research Group surveyed a crosssection of Oregon voters to ascertain voter preferences in the Presidential election following the two major party conventions. The resulting data found Barack Obama currently leading John McCain by a 46% to 39% margin. Ralph Nadar and Bob Barr who will both appear on Oregon ballots drew 1% and 1% respectively. When pushed, undecided voters split almost evenly between the two major candidates. Not unlike most of the nation, McCain fared best in the more rural areas,...
  • Joel Haugen (RINO endorsing Obama) Withdraws As GOP OR US House Candidate...

    09/02/2008 10:42:58 PM PDT · by fieldmarshaldj · 49 replies · 388+ views
    Politics1 ^ | 9-3-2008 | Ron Gunzburger
    OREGON CD-1: Businessman Joel Haugen announced Tuesday he was withdrawing as the GOP nominee but would remain in the race against Congressman David Wu (D) as the nominee of the Independent Party. Although a registered Republican, Haugen had been running with dual ballot spots. Haugen came under fire in recent days when he announced his support for Barack Obama. The deadline for GOP to replace a nominee has passed, so they will not be able to field any candidate against Wu on the November ballot.
  • Nader joins race for president

    08/25/2008 2:01:59 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies · 75+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 25, 2008 | Julia Silverman
    Consumer activist Ralph Nader has found an unconventional way to get on Oregon's ballot this year: He will be the presidential nominee of a brand-new party.
  • Merkley's Macaca Moment

    08/14/2008 3:00:47 PM PDT · by Tramonto · 7 replies · 103+ views
    Youtube ^ | August 13, 2008 | EastBankThom
    [Two days after the invasion of Georgia by Russia] Questioner: With your national security background, what do think about what's going on in Georgia. Merkley: [munch... munch... munch] Questioner: I know you've been on the road, so you probably haven't exactly kept up... Merkley: I haven' heard about what's going on in Georgia. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5B6furdKP1k
  • Results Of SurveyUSA Election Poll #14188 (Obama Now Up By Only 3% In Oregon

    08/08/2008 8:00:39 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 28 replies · 159+ views
    SurveyUSA ^ | 8/7/08 | Staff
    In battleground Oregon, 3 months out, Obama 3 atop McCain...
  • In Battleground Oregon, 3 Months Out, Obama 3 Atop McCain

    08/06/2008 6:11:49 PM PDT · by Kleebo151 · 41 replies · 114+ views
    Survey USA ^ | August 6, 2008 | Survey USA Staff
    In an election for President of the United States in Oregon today, 08/06/08, three months till votes are counted, Barack Obama edges John McCain 48% to 45%, within the survey's 4.0 percentage point margin of sampling error, according to this SurveyUSA pre-election poll conducted exclusively for KATU-TV Portland.
  • Oregon Senate poll: Merkley(RAT), 43%; Smith, 41%

    07/16/2008 9:19:03 PM PDT · by Impy · 36 replies · 417+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | 7-16-08 | bsherman
    Democratic Senate candidate Jeff Merkley is excited by a new poll that for the first time shows him ahead of Republican Sen. Gordon Smith - even if the two-point lead is well within the survey's margin of error. Jeff Merkley "The fact that we're in the lead is tremendous," said Merkley spokesman Matt Canter, saying he thinks that's probably the first time Smith has found himself in such a position in his nearly 12 years in the Senate. However, Smith's own pollster, Bob Moore, said he didn't trust the methodology of the poll by Rasmussen Reports. It uses an automated...
  • Nightmare Scenario For Dems: McCain Could Win Oregon

    06/26/2008 10:52:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 528+ views
    HillBuzz ^ | June 23, 2008
    VIA SURVEYUSA There are so many terrible things in the latest SurveyUSA Oregon poll for Democrats that we don't really know where to start. However, it is important to note that SurveyUSA, like any poll, should be taken with a grain of salt. In the primaries, SurveyUSA was often the most reliable in the Clinton-Obama race, but it was off by large margins in some contests (we remember North Carolina being one of them, but must note everyone but Rasmussen was off in North Carolina...SurveyUSA nailed other contests perfectly, and it seems its sampling problems were 100% tied to high...
  • Phony-Ops build the Obama Myth By

    06/02/2008 11:46:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 152+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 03, 2008 | James Lewis
    Barack Obama's appeal to his legions of enthusiasts rests in no small in their hearts. And where the heart is concerned, myths, images, and archetypes work their wonders on the nonrational faculties of the mind. The biggest Phony-Op of the election season so far was that giant riverfront photo in Portland, Oregon with "the masses" yelling their lungs out, as if for a messianic King. Or at least we may make that sort of association. Archetypal Phony-Ops make for powerful unconscious media manipulation, and there will be a lot of them coming up. So this is a head's up if...
  • Obama Uses Police Memorial for Porta Potties

    06/01/2008 3:52:09 PM PDT · by kellynla · 37 replies · 381+ views
    policelink.com ^ | May 30, 2008 | staff
    PORTLAND, OR – Police officers in Portland, Oregon, are still waiting for an apology from Barack Obama after campaign staffers of his recent rally in Portland, Oregon, setup porta potties directly on top of the Portland Police Memorial, which honors the agency’s 25 fallen police officers. The Obama rally drew a crowd of over 75,000 people. Officer Thomas Brennan, who was working overtime at the rally, took a picture of the offending toilets, with the American flag still at half mast because of Police Officers Memorial Day, directly behind them. The local law enforcement memorial service had been held at...
  • Mannix Refuses To Endorse Erickson (Oregon primary aftermath)

    05/24/2008 3:08:58 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 34 replies · 699+ views
    CBS News ^ | May 21, 2008 | Josh Kraushaar
    Kevin Mannix, who lost in the Republican primary in Oregon's 5th District to businessman Mike Erickson, will not be endorsing his rival - a serious blow to the Republican party's chances of holding the very winnable open seat, currently held by retiring Rep. Darlene Hooley (D-Ore.). "I will not support him because he's a dishonest person and that's my bottom line," Mannix told the Politico. "I cannot support a dishonest campaign. I need to stick to my principles here, and he'll have to deal with it. That doesn't mean I'm endorsing or supporting the Democrat, but I'm not doing anything...
  • Communists for Obama

    05/23/2008 4:03:58 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 112 replies · 1,898+ views
    pajamasmedia.com ^ | May 23, 2008 | Oleg Atbashian
    Barack Obama's massive pre-primary rally in Portland, OR, was aided in no small part by the appearance of an uber-hip band. Their gimmick? They start each performance with the Soviet national anthem.It appears that many of the 75,000 “Obama worshipers” in Portland last weekend really turned up to see a free concert by an uber-hip Portland band, the [1] Decemberists (see photo below). Of course, the MSM didn’t report this fact because it might dampen the story of the new and wonderful miracle of the Obamessiah. Most media reports were reminiscent of the style the Soviet poets used to glorify...
  • Band Opening for Obama in Oregon Frequently Uses Soviet Anthem

    05/23/2008 9:42:42 AM PDT · by OnRightOnLeftCoast · 13 replies · 91+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | May 21, 2008 | Robert Knight
    The Decemberists, the Indie rock band that opened for Barack Obama's Portland, Ore., rally on Sunday that drew an estimated 75,000, often opens its own shows with the National Anthem of the now-defunct Soviet Union, according to Wikipedia. In its entry on the Decemberists, Wikipedia further explains: "The band's use of the National Anthem of the Soviet Union, as an introduction at many concerts has sparked controversy as it is seen by some as an endorsement of the repressive Soviet system. The name Decembrist refers to an 1825 revolt over the Imperial Russian succession, and is not related to the...
  • Obama’s luck and the end of American liberalism (Obama/Hillary not far-left enough!)

    05/23/2008 12:47:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 167+ views
    The First Post ^ | May 23, 2008 | Alexander Cockburn
    There's certainly no effective liberal, let alone left, presence in mainstream American politics any more. The political primary season, now in its final throes, has resoundingly buttressed this fact, albeit disguising the process by the crafty expedient of making a black man the all-but-certain Democratic nominee. Take the scene in Portland, Oregon last Monday, on the eve of a vote in that north-western state which sent Barack Obama one step further in formally clinching the Democratic nomination. How did Hillary Clinton try to remind Oregonians of her claims to be the authentic representative of white working-class America, without whose votes...
  • Obama Passing "No Religion" Test

    05/23/2008 1:20:29 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies · 77+ views
    newsweek.washingtonpost.com ^ | May 22, 2008 | Jacques Berlinerblau
    Watching the Oregon returns on CNN last Tuesday night, I was intrigued by an odd statistic: among those who described themselves as professing “no religion,” 61% cast their ballot for Senator Obama. I proceeded to scour Democratic exit polls to see if this was some sort of fluke. It was no fluke: of the 30 states where I could find comparable data, Obama won the “no religion” crowd an astonishing 26 times! ... Obama’s popularity among this cohort is at once baffling and understandable. It is understandable because its members tend to be younger, better educated, predominantly male, gainfully employed...
  • Barack Obama: Gaffe Machine (& YouTube - Obama: Iran Doesn't Pose A Threat... Iran Is A Grave Threat

    05/22/2008 7:33:27 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 32 replies · 374+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/21/2008 | Michelle Malkin
    The guy's a perpetual gaffe machine. Let us count the ways, large and small that his tongue has betrayed him throughout the campaign: Last may, he claimed that tornadoes in Kansas killed a whopping 10,000 people. ... Earlier this month in Oregon, he redrew the map of the United States "Over the last 15 months, we've traveled to every corner of the United States. I've now been in 57 states? I think one left to go." ... And in perhaps the most seriously troubling set of gaffes of them all, Obama told a Portland crowd over the weekend that Iran...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 05-21-08 (Obama Music Band In Portland Often Opens With Soviet National Anthem)

    05/21/2008 5:06:22 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies · 40+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | May 21, 2008 | PJ-Comix
    Sheesh! In an unbelievable display of a lack of common sense, the Obama campaign chose The Decemberists as the band to perform prior to the arrival of the Obamassiah last weekend in Portland. For those unfamiliar with the Decemberists, they often open their acts with a rendition of the national anthem...of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. I kid you not. I found one of their Soviet Anthem tunes on YouTube but the quality really stinks and all you see is mostly darkness and people yaketty-yakking in the background. However, you can hear and see the Soviet national anthem...
  • Obama inching ever closer to nomination (gets CRUSHED in 5 of last 7 elections - SHOULD HILL QUIT?)

    05/21/2008 4:27:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies · 88+ views
    CTV.ca ^ | 5/21/08
    Obama inching ever closer to nominationUpdated Wed. May. 21 2008 3:06 PM ET CTV.ca News Staff Barack Obama, having now secured a majority of pledged delegates, is inching ever closer to securing the Democratic presidential nomination. Obama, including Tuesday's primary victory in Oregon, has won 1,642 pledged delegates in primary and caucuses held so far -- enough for a majority. Overall, including superdelegates, Obama has a total of 1,956 delegates. Clinton, including superdelegates, has 1,776, reports The Associated Press. Obama is expected to climb within 60 delegates of the 2,026 delegates needed to clinch the nomination after results from the...
  • Karl Rove Amazed: Obama Can't Put Hillary Away

    05/21/2008 4:24:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies · 694+ views
    Newsmax ^ | May 21, 2008 | Rick Pedraza
    Karl Rove, now a political analyst and contributor for Fox News, Newsweek, and The Wall Street Journal, believes the Democratic nomination will go to Sen. Barack Obama, but Rove is amazed that Obama can’t put Hillary Clinton away. “It’s awfully close,” he told the cast of "Fox & Friends" this morning on the Fox News Channel, “and yet, he can’t put it away,” Rove says. “I think what [Obama] saw in Oregon was the rumor that the polls were closing, and that‘s why he spent most of last weekend in Oregon rather than going on the offensive and trying to...
  • ENPR: Obama Trying to Shut Up Clinton and McCain (Bob Novak - Good Analysis!)

    05/21/2008 4:01:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 144+ views
    Outlook 1. Sen. Hillary Clinton's landslide primary victory Tuesday over Sen. Barack Obama in Kentucky is cause for at least a little Republican cheer in a bleak political landscape, despite Obama’s healthy win in Oregon.There is substantial voter rejection of Obama, with half of Kentucky's Democrats (as reflected in exit polls) saying they cannot vote for Obama in November. 2. Obama's quasi-victory speech from Iowa Tuesday night was intended to accelerate the impression he has been trying to make for the last month: that the fight for the nomination is really over, and it is time for Democrats to turn...
  • Barack Obama wins Oregon Primary

    05/20/2008 8:11:17 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 85 replies · 290+ views
    Fox News Projects Barack Obama wins Democratic Primary in Oregon......
  • Gay Portland [Oregon] councilman elected mayor

    05/21/2008 8:32:10 AM PDT · by mngran2 · 20 replies · 125+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 5/21/08
    Councilman Sam Adams easily won the Portland mayoral race, making this city the largest in the U.S. to ever elect an openly gay mayor. Adams avoided a November runoff, with 58 percent of the votes after more than 80 percent of the ballots were counted Tuesday night. Businessman Sho Dozono had 34 percent and almost a dozen minor candidates split the rest. Adams, 44, said his main goals are improving the economy, reducing the dropout rate in schools and preparing for an influx of people to the region
  • Hillary Wins Kentucky, Obama Takes Oregon

    05/21/2008 12:01:08 PM PDT · by jellybean · 9 replies · 66+ views
    RedState Update ^ | May 21, 2008 | Jackie & Dunlap
    Hillary Wins Kentucky, Obama Takes Oregon Click the pic to watch the video! "Folks, you're looking at an endangered species here. Me and Jackie are obviously the only two Southern, white, rural, uneducated males left in America who still hate Hillary Clinton." "It's lonely being the only ones of our kind."
  • Band Opening for Obama in Oregon Frequently Uses Soviet Anthem

    05/21/2008 1:33:17 PM PDT · by ChessExpert · 70 replies · 1,918+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | May 21, 2008 | Robert Knight
    The Decemberists, the Indie rock band that opened for Barack Obama's Portland, Ore., rally on Sunday that drew an estimated 75,000, often opens its own shows with the National Anthem of the now-defunct Soviet Union, according to Wikipedia.
  • Obama's Decemberists (Commie scum band is opening act for Obama in Portland)

    05/20/2008 11:07:21 PM PDT · by pissant · 19 replies · 1,561+ views
    Hugh Hewitt.com ^ | 5/20/08 | Hugh Hewitt
    Turns out that Obama's opening act at the megarally was The Decemberists, a hugely popular indie rock band, which typically opens their concerts with the Soviet National Anthem. How odd that the MSM didn't tell us that a few of the 75K in attendance may have come for the tunes. And did the Obama rally begin with the Soviet National Anthem? The concert went for 45 minutes and was widely pitched on Facebook etc. But did the band trim their act to make it Obama-appropriate? BTW: Here's an except of an interview with the band's guitarist: We’re a city magazine,...
  • Clinton claims Kentucky but Obama targets milestone

    05/20/2008 7:06:42 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 4 replies · 116+ views
    AFP ^ | 5/21/08 | AFP
    Hillary Clinton scored a consolation win in Tuesday's Kentucky primary, but Barack Obama remained on course to surpass a milestone toward the Democrats' White House nomination.The former first lady was projected to be the big winner in the bourbon and horseracing state of Kentucky, whose blue-collar voters and older women formed the same kind of pro-Clinton coalition seen in other states.The New York senator vowed anew never to give up until after the closely fought Democratic primary season ends on June 3."It's not just Kentucky bluegrass that's music to my ears. It's the sound of your overwhelming vote of confidence...
  • Clinton Wins in Another Overwhelmingly White State as Obama is Backed by Former KKK Member

    05/20/2008 7:19:17 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies · 184+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | May 21, 2008 | David Gardner
    Another overwhelmingly white state backed Hillary Clinton with a landslide victory early today. The former First Lady won by as much as 30 points in Kentucky just a week after she trounced Barack Obama by 41 per cent in West Virginia. Seven in ten white Kentucky voters sided with Mrs Clinton, according to exit polls. The carbon copy triumph in a southern state dominated by rural, low income families once again highlights fears that Mr Obama has failed to win over key white voters. But it did little to dent the Illinois senator's almost invincible lead in the race for...
  • Free Concert by Popular Band Preceded Obama’s Big Rally

    05/20/2008 4:34:15 PM PDT · by vietvet67 · 50 replies · 176+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 20, 2008 | Robert Knight
    From CNN to the New York Times, the media hyped Barack Obama's Portland, Oregon rally on Sunday, some comparing him to a rock star. Unmentioned in national reporting was the fact that Obama was preceded by a rare, 45-minute free concert by actual rock stars The Decemberists. The Portland-based band has drawn rave reviews from Rolling Stone magazine, which gave their 2005 album Picaresque four and a half stars (out of five), and another four and a half stars for 2007's The Crane Wife. How many of the people showed up to hear Obama, and how many to hear the...
  • Early Exit Polls: Economy Continues To Be Top Issue For Voters

    05/20/2008 3:21:57 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 15 replies · 99+ views
    CBS News ^ | May 20, 2008 | CBS/AP
    (CBS/AP) Barack Obama competed with Hillary Rodham Clinton in Kentucky and Oregon primaries on Tuesday, the latest contests in a historic Democratic presidential race moving inexorably his way. Before vote counting began, Obama had 1,911 delegates, little more than 100 shy of the 2,026 needed to become the first black presidential nominee of a major party, in the latest CBS News count. The former first lady had 1,715. According to CBS News early exit polling, in Kentucky, eight in ten Clinton voters said they would be dissatisfied if Obama was the Democratic nominee. Obama voters were about evenly split on...
  • Clinton camp warns Obama against victory lap

    05/20/2008 10:10:12 AM PDT · by kingattax · 15 replies · 104+ views
    AFP ^ | 5-19-08 | Stephen Collinson
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Hillary Clinton's camp warned Barack Obama not to declare "mission accomplished" in the Democratic nominating battle Monday, on the eve of two primaries likely to cement his command of the race. Republican presidential pick John McCain, eyeing a potential general election foe, meanwhile sharpened a foreign policy assault on Obama, accusing the Illinois senator of recklessly minimizing the threat from Iran. Clinton's campaign took Obama to task after his aides noted he would likely emerge from primary votes in Oregon and Kentucky on Tuesday with a majority of pledged nominating delegates, and looked towards a November clash...
  • Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Thread - Tuesday 5/20/08

    05/20/2008 8:20:53 AM PDT · by TSchmereL · 145 replies · 94+ views
    The EIB Network ^ | May 20, 2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, with talent on loan from G-d, at the cutting-edge of societal evolution, with half his brain tied behind his back — just to make it fair, the all-knowing, all-caring, all-sensing, all-feeling,...
  • Operation Chaos Continues Vote for Hillary if you live in Oregon and Kentucky tommorrow

    05/19/2008 8:44:43 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 48 replies · 261+ views
    vanity | May 19, 2008 | the eagle has landed
    I think Oregon has mail in system, but do they open the polls as well or allow people to mail votes tommorrow. Kentucky has a closed primary that anyone voting had to be registered Dem by early this year I believe.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 05-19-08 (DUmmies Setting Themselves Up For PAINFUL Obama Loss)

    05/19/2008 7:11:41 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 108 replies · 246+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | May 19, 2008 | DUmmie FUnnies
    It's going to be painful. Very PAINFUL when the beloved Obamassiah LOSES this November. Look at the picture above of Barack Obama in Oregon. The DUmmies are having a major Obamasm over that photo as you can see in this THREAD joyously titled, "75,000 attend Obama rally in Portland!" So many people in the liberal Northwest show up to see Obama so there is NO WAY Obama can lose. Right? (Wright?) Wrong! Obama will LOSE in November despite the fact the Democrats in general will probably gain House and Senate seats. That latter fact will in no way alleviate...