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  • The party of perverts? Yet another bigfoot Democrat donor arrested

    01/19/2019 10:25:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/19/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Do Democrats have a #MeToo problem?  Or more to the point, a pervert problem? Yet another prominent Democratic Party donor got arrested for sex with a 16-year-old.  Oregon Public Broadcasting reports: A prominent Democratic Party donor and gay rights activist has been charged with sex crimes involving a child younger than 16. Real estate developer Terry Bean pleaded not guilty to two counts of sodomy and one count of sexual abuse Thursday in Lane County court.  Prosecutors say the charges stem from an incident in September 2013.  A grand jury voted to indict Bean earlier this month, but the indictment was secret until his arraignment. His arrest...
  • Oregon Could Become the First State to Require In-Home Surveillance of Newborn Babies

    01/17/2019 7:20:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/17/2019 | BY PAULA BOLYARD
    If Oregon Governor Kate Brown has her way, the Beaver State will become the first to require universal home visits for newborn children in the care of their own parents. Senate Bill 526, introduced this month in the Oregon Legislative Assembly as part of Brown's budget, orders the Oregon Health Authority to "study home visiting by licensed health care providers." Lawmakers went so far as to declare that SB 526 is an "emergency" measure — one that requires a resolution by the end of the year. The intro to the bill, the language of which has not yet been crafted,...
  • Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley Tells Trump—But Not to His Face—That He Has ‘a Dark and Evil Heart’

    01/13/2019 8:22:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 13, 2019 | 6:22 PM EST | CNSNews.com Staff
    Speaking from the Senate floor on Tuesday, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D.-Ore.) told President Donald Trump that he has “a dark and evil heart.” “You, Mr. President, have created a crisis, a humanitarian crisis,” Merkley said. “The arrivals on the border are not the crisis; it is your hardened heart, your dark and evil heart, your war on children; the deliberate strategy of inflicting trauma on children in order to send a message of deterrence, a political message of deterrence,” he said. Merkley also said Trump had created “internment camps” for children. …
  • Crab boat 'featured on Deadliest Catch capsizes in treacherous Oregon waters, killing all three crew

    01/11/2019 12:56:06 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 9,2019 | Lauren Fruen
    Three fishermen have died after their crab boat capsized in the the treacherous Oregon waters featured on the TV show Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove. The US Coast Guard say the vessel was crossing the dangerous Yaquina Bay bar in 14 foot waves on Tuesday night when the tragedy unfolded.
  • Oregon legislation would ban magazines with more than 5 rounds.

    01/11/2019 11:12:15 AM PST · by aimhigh · 58 replies
    Aimhigh ^ | 01/11/2019 | Aimhigh
    Senate Bill 501 Sponsored by Senator WAGNER, Representative SALINAS (at the request of Students for Change) (Presession filed.) SUMMARY Requires person to secure permit before purchasing or otherwise receiving firearm. Specifies qualifications for permit and manner of applying for permit. Creates procedures for appealing denial of permit. Punishes receipt of firearm without valid permit by maximum of 364 days’ imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both. Requires person who owns or possesses firearm to secure firearm with trigger or cable lock or in locked container. Punishes failure to secure firearm by maximum of 30 days’ imprisonment, $1,250 fine, or both. Requires person...
  • Democrats Crack on the Wall

    01/10/2019 6:35:04 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 10,2019 | Matthew Boyle
    Congressional Democrats are ditching House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s ardent opposition to any barrier or wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, as the partial government shutdown continues and President Donald Trump takes his case directly to the border itself. ““If we have a partial wall, if we have fencing, if we have technology used to keep our border safe, all of that is fine,” Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), the chairwoman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), said on CNN. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) also backed a barrier along the U.S. border with Mexico....
  • The 10 Most Liberal States in America

    01/10/2019 1:38:58 PM PST · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 10, 2019 | Nick Johnson
    America is more and more divided these days. In this video, we analyze the most liberal states in America, taking into account recent voting patterns, agendas, laws and regulations.
  • ESCAPE FROM PORTLAND: Unarmed cops, an 18% murder rise, and vigilante justice

    01/07/2019 10:28:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 01/07/2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    It was a big year in Portland where the murder rate rose 18.6%. That was the perfect time for Portland’s progressive politburo to spend over $1 million on unarmed cops armed only with pepper spray. There was a little bit of excitement when it was learned that their 200 hours of training would include “Taser Orientation” suggesting that they might be allowed to carry tasers. But Mayor Wheeler’s office explained that the weaponless cops weren’t being trained to use tasers, but “how to avoid being tased”. Portlanders aren’t waiting for officers to show up and shout, “Don’t tase me, bro”....
  • He was accused of killing a Portland teen. Feds believe the Saudis helped him escape

    01/06/2019 7:27:06 PM PST · by Theoria · 38 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 23 Dec 2018 | Shane Dixon Kavanaugh
    A black SUV pulled up to Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah’s home in Southeast Portland two weeks before his June 2017 trial. Noorah, a Saudi national charged the year before in the fatal hit-and-run of a teenage girl crossing Hawthorne Boulevard, had a bag packed that Saturday afternoon. The private car drove the 21-year-old Portland Community College student to a sand-and-gravel yard two miles away. That’s where Noorah sliced off the tracking monitor he had worn around his ankle for months, according to interviews with federal authorities. He then discarded it at the scene before vanishing, leaving a victim’s family crushed and prosecutors furious and...
  • Revealed: Antifa Leader Relied On Anonymity To Push Radical, Violent Communist Agenda

    12/19/2018 8:56:40 AM PST · by Red Badger · 69 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9:49 PM 12/18/2018 | Andrew Kerr | Investigative Reporter
    Editor’s note: The subject of this story is being identified because he’s pushed radical rhetoric and has advocated for politically-motivated violence from behind a mask. The Daily Caller News Foundation does not and will not publish truly private information such as home addresses. The Daily Caller News Foundation has determined that an influential Antifa leader uses aliases to spread radical and often violent rhetoric while concealing his actual identity. Joseph “Jose” Alcoff works with congressional Democrats as part of his day job as a manager with a DC-based advocacy group. But he spreads socialist and communist propaganda when going by...
  • Oregon may require middle, high schoolers undergo annual mental health exams

    12/15/2018 7:25:11 AM PST · by PROCON · 80 replies
    statesmanjournal.com | Dec. 13, 2018 | Natalie Pate, Salem Statesman Journal
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  • Wife of a Liberal Senator Gets ‘Mugged by Reality’

    12/09/2018 12:48:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 9, 2018 | Taylor Lewis
    I feel sacrilegious for invoking such numinous phrases, but it’s hard to think of a better personal metaphor for the Strand, New York City’s iconic bookstore located in Greenwich Village. Visiting the store is its own pilgrimage for any starved bibliophile. In a world of Amazon shipping and the $.01 paperback, Strand is an oasis, offering a rarified shopping experience that slakes our need for spontaneity through the adventitious wandering of stacks. The atmosphere begs for browsing books, both old and new. It’s anonymous and crowded, like a self-contained city. And, as everything else in our harried age, it’s in...
  • Unions Defy Supreme Court on Mandatory Dues, Suit Says

    12/07/2018 7:40:06 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 04, 2018 | Kevin Mooney
    Labor unions are collecting dues from public employees without their “affirmative consent” in defiance of a Supreme Court ruling that state laws requiring nonunion government workers to make such payments are unconstitutional, a new lawsuit alleges. The Freedom Foundation, a free market think tank based in Washington state, joined with the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation to sue on behalf of 10 government employees in Oregon who argue that union dues or fees should not be deducted from their paychecks after they officially resigned from their union. “This is one of the biggest scandals I’ve ever witnessed from...
  • Portland’s next brainstorm: Cops without guns

    12/03/2018 12:23:38 PM PST · by rktman · 30 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 12/3/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    The tagline “keep Portland weird” never really seems to go out of style. The Oregon city’s mayor will shortly be rolling out a new program designed to expand the city’s police force. Given all the Antifa violence they’re dealing with, that sounds like a good idea. But these new officers aren’t exactly cops. They’re Public Safety Support Specialists or PS3s, and they won’t be carrying firearms or responding to emergency calls. So what exactly are they going to be doing?
  • Portland Mayor Will Bring Proposal for Unarmed Police Officers to City Council Next Week

    12/02/2018 5:00:42 PM PST · by lowbridge · 86 replies
    wweek.com ^ | November 29, 2018 | Katie Shepherd, Rachel Monahan
    Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler plans to bring a new policing pilot program before City Council for final approval on Wednesday, Dec. 5. The Public Safety Support Specialists, or PS3s, will be non-sworn officers who do not carry guns. "They will be engaged in the community in non-emergency calls, so that's things like property crimes, break-ins," Wheeler tells WW. The PS3s grew out of a proposal in the 2016 police union contract approved under then-Mayor Charlie Hales to create Community Service Officers who would respond to minor property crimes and nuisance calls, among other things. To fund the program, Wheeler cut the Mounted...
  • To protect salmon in the Columbia, will we have to kill more sea lions?

    11/27/2018 10:28:29 AM PST · by Tilting · 33 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | July 06, 2018 | Ryan Sabalow
    The dam straddles Oregon and Washington, and the sea lions' voracious eating there affects fish populations in both states, as well as in Idaho and elsewhere. Biologists have tried transporting the sea lions to other locations, but they just keep coming back. Other strategies, such as constructing barriers, shooting the animals with rubber buckshot and scaring them with firecrackers, have had little effect. States currently are allowed to lethally remove 93 animals each year, but fisheries managers, tribal officials and others argue that's not enough. Now, a bill that would give states the latitude to kill several hundred more sea...
  • Puerto Ricans may have elected Rick Scott and other midterm surprises

    11/24/2018 6:24:55 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/24/18 | Reid Wilson
    The narratives of the midterm elections were set when suburban voters turned against President Trump, women racked up record numbers of electoral wins and Republicans dominated rural states and counties. But dive deeper into the results and some more surprising storylines emerge, from familial ties to long shot candidates, expanding suburbs and new battlegrounds. Here are the overlooked stories that didn’t get enough coverage after the polls closed. Did Puerto Ricans elect Rick Scott? When Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico devastated in 2017, almost 400,000 of the island’s residents moved to the mainland. Many of them landed in Florida, where...
  • Problem Solvers Dems: We 'cannot support' Pelosi for Speaker 'at this time'

    11/23/2018 7:56:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/23/18 | MELANIE ZANONA
    A band of Democrats who are demanding House rule reforms have yet to reach a deal with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the group announced Friday, putting up a potential roadblock in Pelosi’s quest to reclaim the Speaker’s gavel. Nine Democrats on the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus have vowed to withhold their votes for Speaker unless the candidate agrees to overhaul the House rules. Pelosi, who has been open to such changes, met with the group last week and promised to put in writing the changes to which she would commit. But the Democrats say they have yet to receive...
  • 911 Tapes Answer Questions in Oregon Murder, Self Defense Shooting

    11/22/2018 5:14:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 November, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 21 October 2018, Tyler Herrick entered his neighbor's house, uninvited. Kyle Adams woke to find Herrick in his bedroom. He is said to have told Herrick to leave, and that Herrick did so.  Herrick and Adams were both 33-years old. Adams called his roommate, Brennan Pebbles, who is 31 years old. Pebbles left work and came to the house.While roommates Adams and Pebbles were talking in the front room, Herrick came back with an AR-15 type rifle, shot through the front window and killed Kyle Adams. Pebbles ran upstairs to access his 9mm self-defense pistol. Herrick shot out...
  • ‘I was assaulted by a mob’: Journo shares videos of Antifa attacking the #HimToo rally in Portland

    11/19/2018 10:18:22 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 6:59 am on November 19, 2018 | Greg P.
    Journalist and photographer Andy Ngo reports that he and others was assaulted by Antifa protesters at this weekend’s #HimToo rally in Portland, Ore. while Portland Police just sat by and did nothing. First up, some background on the event: