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  • Poll: 74 Percent of Californians Want to End Sanctuary Cities

    01/23/2017 12:09:53 PM PST · by george76 · 55 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 23 Jan 2017 | John Binder
    The vast majority of residents living in California would like see sanctuary cities barred, a state home to multiple jurisdictions which refuse to abide by federal immigration laws. Roughly 74 percent of California residents want to see an end to sanctuary city policies... The issue to end sanctuary cities in the state crosses racial and party lines, with 65 percent of Hispanics registering their agreement, while 70 percent of independents, 82 percent of Republicans, and 73 percent of Democrats feel the same.
  • Authorities in Mexico arrest man suspected in Oregon deputy's traffic collision death

    01/21/2017 9:46:47 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 2 replies
    OregonLive ^ | January 21, 2016 | Allan Brettman
    Authorities have arrested a man in the Mexican state of Puebla who is wanted in the traffic collision deaths of Marion County Deputy Kelly Fredinburg and another man in 2007, according to the Oregon State Police. "It has been nearly 10 years since the tragic loss of Deputy Kelly Fredinburg," Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers said in a news release issued Saturday. "While no one has ever given up hope that the individual responsible for this tragedy would be apprehended, it has been an emotional, trying and difficult journey to reach this point." Fredinburg, then 33, had worked for the...
  • Prosecutor files formal criminal information, lodging three charges...(Oregon Standoff lawyer)

    01/19/2017 3:56:02 AM PST · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 1/18/2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    A federal prosecutor has filed a formal criminal information charging Marcus Mumford, Ammon Bundy's lawyer, with three misdemeanors. It accuses Mumford of creating a disturbance by impeding or disrupting official government duties by "verbally and physically interfering with" deputy U.S. marshals in their "transportation of a person in their custody." The second charge is failure to comply with signs that prohibit the disruption of official government duties. The third charge is failure to comply with the lawful direction of a federal police officer..... The information replaces the initial citations against Mumford. Marshals tackled Mumford, stunned him with a Taser and...
  • OREGON RANCHER GETS GOVT REQUEST TO SURVEY LAND & HIS RESPONSE IS EPIC!

    01/14/2017 12:49:09 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 19 replies
    OVERPASSES FOR AMERICA ^ | January 11th, 2017 | Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
    Oregon rancher receives government request to survey his property – read his brilliant response! letter-screen-shot So many people cave in and bend over backwards to accommodate the most ridiculous requests of federal and state governments, but this story is a reminder of how we all should respond when bureaucrats come knocking at our doors. Recently, Oregon ranchers Larry and Amanda Anderson received a letter by the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife asking for permission to survey their land in order to track a nearly endangered species. The letter requested use of the landowners' creek to document the amphibian life...
  • Business owner to CNN, liberals and Springsteen: 'We've had it with you idiots'

    01/07/2017 3:19:55 PM PST · by mikeIII · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 07, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    A small business owner in Oregon has a message for CNN, ignorant liberals and Bruce Springsteen: “We’ve had it with you idiots.” Kevin Kerwin is the proprietor of Kevin the Geek Computer Repair store in Lake Oswego. He’s also one of the few conservatives around town. Click here for a free subscription to Todd’s newsletter: a must-read for conservatives! “Oregon is a very beautiful state, but it’s infested with liberals,” Kevin tells me.
  • Oregon occupation a year later: Ranch family at center...'scared to death' (OREGON STANDOFF)

    01/05/2017 3:59:33 AM PST · by Nextrush · 46 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 12/30/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    BURNS--A knock on the front door awakened Susie Hammond.... She struggled out of bed, hobbled by an aching right hip, and limped to the front of her small house..... "Susan?" one of them said. "My name is Ammon Bundy." So began Hammond's passage from 75-year-old matriarch of an eastern Oregon ranching clan to reluctant symbol of the rural West's revolt against federal ownership of vast resource-rich rangeland. Bundy often invoked the story of Hammond's husband, Dwight Jr. and their youngest son Steven, convicted of setting fires on public lands and ordered back to prison to serve out five-year sentences..... Susie...
  • The Worth of Public Employee Unions

    01/04/2017 3:59:13 PM PST · by Twotone · 4 replies
    Oregon Catalyst ^ | Jan. 4, 2017 | Larry Huss
    What is the worth of a public employees union? Well not much these days according to the actions of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). SEIU announced last week that its members must be prepared for a thirty percent (30%) budget reduction including an immediate ten- percent (10%) reduction in 2017. Of course the SEIU union bosses blamed it all on President-elect Donald Trump but there is really more to it than that. Private sector union membership has been on the decline for decades. It is the result of a combination of things – mechanization, international trade agreements, and a...
  • Catholic Public School Teacher Forced to Facilitate Planned Parenthood Program

    12/30/2016 6:54:17 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies
    life news ^ | 12.28.16
    We recently received a disappointing ruling in the case of Bill Diss, a Portland, Oregon public school teacher who was fired after he objected to facilitating a Planned Parenthood sex education program in his classroom. The judge granted the defendant’s motion for summary judgment, which means the case cannot go before a jury. Life Legal is appealing the decision.Bill Diss became “enemy number one” with his local Planned Parenthood affiliate when he led opposition to a new PP mega-facility in downtown Portland.When Planned Parenthood employees wanted to come into Diss’ classroom to recruit students for their “Teen Outreach Program,” or...
  • Portland Unitarian Pastor urges congregation to register as Muslims, blames NAFTA for immigration

    12/30/2016 12:01:48 PM PST · by nwrep · 37 replies
    First Unitarian Church, Portland ^ | December 6, 2016 | nwrep
    Sermon delivered by Rev. Bill Sinkford on Dec 5, 2016: ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ In the Christian liturgical calendar, this is the second Sunday of Advent, the four weeks leading up to Christmas, when the spiritual task is to prepare for the birth of hope…prepare to welcome hope into our hearts. I have, needless to say, translated the Christian language some of you will remember into more broadly accessible terms. Preparing to welcome hope. Although our liberal religious tradition, from its earliest days, rejected the literal truth of the miracle stories that came to be told about Jesus and his birth, the...
  • University of Oregon Professors Could Be Fired If They Offend Students

    12/30/2016 8:32:49 AM PST · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 29, 2016 | Tom Ciccotta
    Last week, administrators at the University of Oregon made it clear to professors that they would be disciplined if they offended students on the subjects of race, gender, sexuality, or religion. This is a concerning new development considering that this new warning from administrators suggests that professors can be disciplined based upon what students subjectively choose to find offensive. Discipline for remarks made by professors is not limited to bigoted remarks or deliberate racism, but rather any incident that a student may find offensive. [Snip] According to Eugene Volokh of The Washington Post, the following acts of expression could be...
  • With new monuments in Nevada, Utah, Obama adds to his environmental legacy (LAND GRAB)

    12/28/2016 2:42:22 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/28/2016 | By Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis
    President Obama on Tuesday created new national monuments in a sacred tribal site in southeastern Utah and in a swath of Nevada desert, after years of political fights over the fate of the sites. The designations further cement Obama’s environmental legacy as one of the most consequential — and contentious — in presidential history. He now has invoked his executive power to create national monuments 29 times during his tenure, establishing or expanding protections for more than 550 million acres of federal lands and waters. Environmental groups have praised the conservation efforts, but critics say they amount to a federal...
  • Couple Forced to Destroy 40-Year-Old Pond On Their Own Property Because Govt Owns The Rainwater

    12/28/2016 12:48:41 PM PST · by Lorianne · 102 replies
    Free Thought Project ^ | Claire Bernish
    An Oregon couple has been told they must destroy a 2-acre pond on their land — the property’s most attractive feature — because the government said so. Although Jon and Sabrina Carey purchased the 10-acre property near Butte Falls two and a half years ago, the pond has been in place for 40 years — but that fact doesn’t matter to the Jackson County Watermaster’s Office. “I basically bought a lemon,” said Jon, who became teary-eyed at the edge of the partially ice-covered body of water being targeted by government, in an interview with the Mail Tribune. “That’s how they...
  • Marijuana Home Delivery Is Coming To Portland

    12/28/2016 10:52:24 AM PST · by NobleFree · 51 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/27/2016 | Steve Birr
    Marijuana could soon be ordered to your door like delivery food in Portland, Ore., after lawmakers eased regulations prohibiting businesses from conducting the practice.Portland city commissioners relaxed the rules governing how marijuana dispensaries can distribute their products. It opens the door legally for marijuana businesses to start home delivery services, much in the way people order a pizza. Restrictions and prohibitions remain however, making the legality of home delivery a little complex.Any licensed delivery person working for a cannabis business must ensure their headquarters is at least 1,000 feet away from any schools, reports CBS 6.It also prohibits marijuana deliveries...
  • Old Article: Portland Developer Terry Bean wins $ 7.8 million malpractice judgement

    12/19/2016 2:29:00 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 3 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 6/10/11 | Jeff Manning
    A ruinous Las Vegas condo conversion got a lot less painful for Portland developer Terry Bean earlier this week, when a jury awarded him $7.8 million in a malpractice lawsuit Bean filed against his former law firm, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. A Multnomah County Circuit Court jury found Wednesday that the Schwabe Williamson lawyers were remiss in the way they drafted the operating agreement between Bean and his high-profile investors. Bean argued that his investors were able to escape contributing their fair share to the bank that foreclosed on the property thanks to a loophole that the Schwabe Williamson lawyers...
  • Movement for Third Gender Option 'Exploding' in U.S.

    12/18/2016 9:36:23 AM PST · by ColdOne · 108 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | 12/15/16 | Mary Emily O'Hara
    When Oregon resident Jamie Shupe quietly walked into a Portland, Oregon, courthouse this June and received permission to change their gender from female to "non-binary," they did so without the assistance of any nonprofit or national transgender advocacy group. Shupe's successful legal change to a third gender stunned the national LGBTQ community; many intersex and gender nonconforming people had dreamed of someday being able to opt out of "male" and "female" gender designations, but no one thought it could be done so easily. In the six months since Shupe became the first legally non-binary U.S. citizen, the amount of people...
  • Democrats Make DARING Impeachment Move – Give Trump 2 Choices

    12/17/2016 6:46:37 AM PST · by Cheerio · 115 replies
    ETF News ^ | December 17, 2016 | ETF News
    Ever since Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in last month’s presidential election, liberals have been whining about how “unfair” this result is. Now, the Democrat lawmakers in Congress have launched a sick plan against Trump before he’s even inaugurated that may result in his impeachment. Right Wing News reported that Sen. Elizabeth Warren is working on a bill that would force President-elect Donald Trump, future FLOTUS Melania Trump, their youngest son Barron, Vice President-elect Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence to put their assets into a blind trust. This would prevent any conflict of interest during Trump’s presidency while...
  • Old Article: Prosecutors File Additional Child Sex Abuse Allegations... (Bean)

    12/16/2016 8:42:43 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 7 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | 7/13/15 | Heather Clark
    PORTLAND, Ore. — Criminal prosecutors in Oregon filed additional child sex abuse allegations against the co-founder of the prominent homosexual activist group Human Rights Campaign (HRC) as they seek to build their case for an upcoming trial scheduled for next month. As previously reported, Terrance Bean, 66, of the Human Rights Campaign was taken into custody at his home last November by the Portland, Oregon Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit following an indictment by a Lane County Grand Jury. He was booked at the Multnomah County Jail and released after posting 10 percent of his $50,000 bail. Bean was charged...
  • Over Year Old article: Judge Shuts Down Obama Donor's Attempt to Pay Off Teen Sex Victim

    12/16/2016 5:06:06 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7/20/15 | Brent Scher
    Donor who has flown on Air Force One and visited White House won't avoid facing child sex abuse charges BY: Brent Scher July 20, 2015 12:14 pm A proposed civil settlement by gay activist and Obama bundler Terry Bean that would have cleared Bean of criminal charges for an alleged sexual encounter with a 15-year-old boy was rejected by a Eugene, Ore., judge, according to Oregon Live. Bean, who raised over $1 million for President Barack Obama’s two presidential campaigns, was arrested last November and charged with two counts of third-degree sodomy and one count of third-degree sex abuse. The...
  • Judge keeps Feb. 14 trial date for second group of Oregon Standoff defendants

    12/15/2016 4:02:02 AM PST · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 12/14/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    The second trial of Oregon standoff defendants will begin as scheduled on Feb. 14, and the judge plans to summon 1,000 prospective jurors from across the state. U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown on Wednesday dismissed a motion by prosecutors to delay the trial for two months, saying they failed to give her a good reason. "We're going forward with trial, with jury selection to begin Feb. 14," Brown said, "unless good cause arises." All seven defendants were in court with their attorneys, filling the same chairs in Courtroom 9A that Ammon Bundy and six other co-defendants sat in before...
  • 9 things you should know about Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Trump's Interior pick

    12/12/2016 1:31:24 PM PST · by Nextrush · 24 replies
    Inlander ^ | 12/09/2016 | Daniel Walters
    President Elect Donald Trump looks like he's chosen Spokane's own U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers as his Secretary of the Interior. And already, we've seen a lot of dramatic statements casting her as a drill-happy pillager of public lands who spells doom for rivers and forests..... 1) She's pretty much a generic Republican. McMorris Rodgers isn't someone like Raul Labrador, prone to publicly challenge the party's conventional wisdom. Instead, with the possible exception of her caution of military action in Syria, she's been a party-line Republican, more in the Rep. Eric Cantor mode... So, is she an extremist? That depends...
  • Radiation from Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster detected on Oregon shores

    12/09/2016 5:06:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    AP via CBS News ^ | December 9, 2016
    SALEM, Ore. - Seaborne radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster has been detected on Oregon shores, researchers say. Seawater samples from Tillamook Bay and Gold Beach indicate radiation from the nuclear disaster but at extremely low levels not harmful to humans or the environment. Citing the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the Statesman Journal newspaper reports the samples were taken last winter and later analyzed
  • Steve Novick's CEO tax wins close vote, putting Portland on world map (Oregon)

    12/08/2016 6:53:02 PM PST · by aimhigh · 24 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 12/08.2016 | Jessica Floum
    Portland City Council approved the controversial plan 3-1 Wednesday, making a statement about growing income disparity in the United States while giving Commissioner Steve Novick a legacy piece in his final weeks in City Hall. The tax targets publicly traded companies whose chief executives report salaries at least 100 times higher than the salary of a median worker.
  • Steve Novick's CEO tax wins close vote, putting Portland on world map

    12/07/2016 6:59:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | December 7, 2016 | Jessica Floum
    In a move that's drawn international headlines, Portland will launch a first-of-its-kind tax on public companies that pay their chief executives vastly more than they pay an average worker. Portland City Council approved the controversial plan 3-1 Wednesday, making a statement about growing income disparity in the United States while giving Commissioner Steve Novick a legacy piece in his final weeks in City Hall. The tax targets publicly traded companies whose chief executives report salaries at least 100 times higher than the salary of a median worker. Officials expect to raise $2.5 million a year starting in January 2017, with...
  • Federal appeals court upholds Mohamed Mohamud conviction (Porland, OR)

    12/05/2016 12:50:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | December 5, 2016 | Maxine Berstein
    A federal appeals court Monday upheld the conviction of Mohamed Osman Mohamud for attempting to detonate a bomb during downtown Portland's holiday tree-lighting ceremony, rejecting his argument that federal authorities had entrapped him. While the three-member panel of judges in the 9Th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found the government's conduct was "quite aggressive at times,'' they concluded it fell short of a due process violation, according to the 50-page ruling. "The complete lack of reluctance on Mohamud's part to participate in the bombing - indeed his immediate zeal to see it through - separates this case from those in...
  • Portland looks to cash in on high CEO pay

    12/05/2016 5:13:25 AM PST · by kevcol · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 5, 2016 | Joseph Lawler
    The city council in Portland, Ore., is set to consider a measure that would tax a company more if the CEO's pay is deemed too high compared to employees' salaries. It is a measure that may be too far-out right now even for famously liberal Portland, but it represents a way to use new CEO pay disclosure rules that advocates hope, and opponents fear, could be taken up by other cities or states. . . . Detractors are quick to point out potential flaws, especially that the policy would incentivize companies to leave Portland. "It's really easy to cross the...
  • Some Classrooms Ditch Santa Decorations

    12/01/2016 7:19:14 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 27 replies
    ABC ^ | 12/1/2016
    A school district in Oregon is joining many others around the country in a controversial decision to refrain from using religious-themed decorations during the holidays, including images like Santa Claus. KATU reports Santa Claus decorations are no longer welcome in Hillsboro Schools, outside Portland. The district sent this memo to staff: "You may still decorate your door or office if you like, but we ask that you be respectful and sensitive to the diverse perspectives and beliefs of our community and refrain from using religious-themed decorations or images like Santa Claus."
  • Yes, Dallas is facing bankruptcy. So are three other Texas cities.

    12/01/2016 8:11:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11/30/2016 | Jon Cassidy
    The mayor of Dallas uses the word “bankruptcy,” and the New York Times and Wall Street Journal swoop in to report on the city’s imminent doom. The mayor of Houston holds a press conference to declare the pension problem solved, and folks just go along with it. The truth is that the two cities are in equally dreadful trouble, headed for bankruptcy, as are Fort Worth and El Paso, thanks to delusional forecasting, ludicrous system design, and meddlesome union-funded lawmakers from across the state who’ve stripped big-city voters of their right to govern their own finances. How mismanaged are these...
  • The time has come for a school of growing up

    11/30/2016 10:14:17 AM PST · by kevcol · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 27, 2016 | Eva Wiseman
    She and a friend would run sessions teaching room painting, chicken roasting, savings accounts, engine maintenance. I rolled my eyes (I’d prefer “engaged thoughtfully”), but lo, it’s happened. In Portland, a teacher and psychotherapist have opened The Adulting School. Adulting. It was nominated as the word of the year by the American Dialect Society, a word coined by a generation that has been shielded from the worst of growing up by living in their parents’ homes, and shut out of the best of it by a society that forces them to stay there. Reminiscent of Alan Partridge’s seminal boast that...
  • Old Article: $200,000 offer ends 'gay" Democrat's Child-Sex Charges

    11/25/2016 3:22:34 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 1 replies
    WND ^ | 9-02-15 | Unstated
    Democratic Party fundraiser and gay activist Terry Bean made sex-abuse allegations with a 17-year-old boy disappear on Tuesday thanks to a $200,000 settlement offer. http://www.wnd.com/2015/09/200000-offer-ends-gay-democrats-child-sex-charges/
  • Who they are: Profiles emerge of the 120 people arrested in Portland's protests

    11/24/2016 12:29:50 PM PST · by nwrep · 37 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | November 23, 2016 | Aimee Green
    Arrest records, court files, social media accounts and voting records -- as well as interviews with at least a dozen protesters -- show: •The vast majority are Democrats, followed by those who chose not to affiliate with any party at all. One is a registered Republican. •Their average age is 26. •Three of every four are men. •Many have jobs, among them: A forklift operator, a Powell's Book store clerk, a MOD Pizza worker, a Starbucks barista, a wooden-bicycle builder, a sexual assault victim's advocate, a furniture maker, a screenwriter, a musician. •At least a dozen are homeless.
  • Christians Ruin Portland Anti Trump Protest

    11/21/2016 3:16:27 PM PST · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | 16 November 2016
    Street preaching (and tolerant liberal reactions /s) during the Portland protest and riots. Music until about the 4 minute mark. 19:35
  • Gay rights activist, ex-boyfriend arrested for sex crimes [Obama bundler...pizzagate]

    11/21/2016 8:35:30 AM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    KGW ^ | 11-20-16
    A prominent 66-year-old Portland man was arrested by sex crimes detectives on Nov. 19 in connection with a 2013 incident involving a juvenile male. His attorney claims he is the victim of an extortion plot.
  • Oregon refuge occupier Ryan Payne seeks hearing on request to withdraw plea (OREGON STANDOFF)

    11/19/2016 4:26:48 AM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 11/18/2016 | Maxine Bernstein
    A defense lawyer Friday urged a federal judge to hold a hearing that his client Ryan Payne can attend in the fight to withdraw his guilty plea in the Malheur National Wildlife occupation case. Payne doesn't want to waive his right to go to the hearing even if it's put off until after his prosecution in Nevada in the 2014 Cliven Bundy ranch standoff. Payne's lawyer Richard Federico, reiterated that his client's guilty plea to the Oregon federal conspiracy charge rested upon the resolution of both the Oregpon and Nevada cases. Prosecutors hace argued that Payne's guilty plea in the...
  • Oregon State University employees - Election Counseling Available

    11/18/2016 8:26:20 PM PST · by dila813 · 26 replies
    email | November 17, 2016 2:56 | Chastain, Donna
    From: inform-c07-bounces@lists.oregonstate.edu [mailto:inform-c07-bounces@lists.oregonstate.edu] On Behalf Of Chastain, Donna Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2016 2:56 PM To: Inform-C06 (Classified); Inform-C07 (Professional Faculty); Inform-C08 (Instructors, Research Associates/Assistants); Inform-C09 (Professors, Associate/Assistant Professors) Subject: [Inform-c07] Employee Assistance Session - Friday, November 18th OSU Community, In support of Oregon State University employees that are experiencing concerns, emotions and stress following the national elections, we have scheduled an Employee Assistance session co-facilitated by Cascade Centers (EAP) and Larry Roper, interim director of the School of Language, Culture and Society. This session is a facilitated conversation about concerns and emotions and focuses on constructive and healthy ways...
  • Anti-Trump Demonstrators Attack Unaccompanied Woman, Shatter Her Windshield

    11/16/2016 4:26:55 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/15/16 | Kevin Daley
    Anti-Trump protesters in Portland, Ore. attacked a vehicle driven by a young woman who claimed she was attempting to pass on a road blocked by demonstrators due to a personal emergency.Local press covering the protest filmed the confrontation.Protesters claim the altercation began when a motorist attempted to circumvent a Trump protest due to a personal emergency. The Daily Caller News Foundation is not able to confirm the nature of the alleged emergency. Demonstrators then claimed she attempted to run over one of the protesters with her car.“I can’t agree with them,” the reporter covering the protests said. “I was out...
  • Oregon official who bullied Christian bakery owners loses election

    11/16/2016 4:13:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 16, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    An Oregon bureaucrat who waged political jihad against the owners of a Christian bakery was given the heave-ho by voters. Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian was defeated by Republican Dennis Richardson in his bid to be Secretary of State. It's the first time a Republican has been elected to a statewide office in Oregon since 2002. So consider this – Avakian was too liberal for what is arguably one of the most liberal states in the country. Avakian, a passionate advocate for the LGBTQIA crowd, was thrust into the national spotlight when he declared war on a Christian bakery in 2013.
  • Most of arrested anti-Trump protesters didn't vote in Oregon

    11/15/2016 1:56:30 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 12 replies
    KGW News - Portland ^ | November 15, 2016 | Kyle Iboshi
    More than 70 percent of the 112 anti-Trump protesters arrested in Portland didn’t vote in Oregon, according to state election records. The other approximately 30 percent did cast a ballot in Oregon or in another state. At least seventy-nine demonstrators either didn’t turn in a ballot or weren’t registered to vote in the state. KGW compiled a list of the 112 people arrested by the Portland Police Bureau during recent protests. Those names and ages, provided by police, were then compared to state voter logs by Multnomah County Elections officials. Records show 39 of the protesters arrested were registered in...
  • Odds and Ends: Three Election Outcomes You Probably Haven't Heard Much About

    11/15/2016 11:48:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Townhall Tipsheet ^ | 11/14/16 | Guy Benson
    You know the big stuff already: Donald Trump won the presidency, defeating Hillary Clinton by bursting through her leaky blue firewall.... Meanwhile, here are three lower-profile results that are worth noting: (1) Oregon's Democratic Secretary of State went down to defeat, marking the first GOP victory in a statewide election in 14 years. More significantly, the loser of this race was known to many as the infamous bully who led the charge to fine a Christian-owned bakery $144,000 for declining to provide services to a same-sex wedding... (2) In Colorado, voters absolutely demolished a ballot initiative to create a government-run,...
  • Democrat Who Destroyed Christian Bakery Just Got CRUSHED In Election

    11/15/2016 11:38:51 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 18 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | November 14, 2016 | Kimberly Morin
    Remember the bigotry and hatred against a Christian bakery in Oregon because the owners didn’t want to go against their religious beliefs and bake a cake for a lesbian wedding?Some interesting and excellent news has come out of Oregon as a result. The mom and pop bakery was not only fined $135,000, but they were literally put out of business because of the vitriol, bigotry and hatred railed against them by Democrats and the ‘Gaystapo’ for daring to practice their protected right of Religious Freedom.The Democrat who was responsible for the horrific treatment of this couple was Brad Avakian, and...
  • Children win right to sue US government on actions causing climate change

    11/15/2016 10:01:45 AM PST · by Sgt_Schultze · 44 replies
    Tree Hugger ^ | 14 Nov 2016 | Kimberley Mok
    Last week, a group of 21 young people, aged 9 to 20 years, won the right to sue the US government for its inaction in mitigating climate change, when an Oregon federal judge ruled that the plaintiffs' lawsuit was valid and could proceed in court. The chief legal counsel for the plantiffs, Julia Olson, had this to say about the significance of the ruling, urging outgoing President Obama to come to an agreement with a binding court order before Trump's inauguration early next year: We have a President-elect who is an obvious climate denier and both political branches controlled by...
  • Oregon: More Than Half of Anti-Trump Protesters Arrested Didn’t Vote

    11/15/2016 8:02:37 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 17 replies
    According to KGW8, more than half of the anti-Trump protesters arrested in Oregon didn’t even vote. Raise your hand if you’re surprised.... Didn’t vote, but they’re going to complain about, wait for it…THE VOTE.
  • 71 people arrested during Saturday's violent protests in downtown Portland

    11/13/2016 3:09:02 PM PST · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | November 13, 2016 | Grant Butler
    Portland Police arrested 71 people during Saturday evening's anti-Donald Trump demonstrations in downtown Portland. It's the highest number of arrests since post-election protests began last week. Saturday evening's protest was the fifth night of demonstrations following last week's election of Donald Trump as President. At various times during the protest, objects like glass bottles and road flares where thrown at police by marchers. According to Portland Police, 67 people were booked into the Multnomah County Jail overnight. Five people were given criminal citations. All of those arrested were given traffic citations for failing to obey a police officer. The people...
  • Fox News LIVE Stream Anti-Trump Protests Riot Protests in Portland Donald Trump Presidency Protests

    11/12/2016 8:07:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 119 replies
    Sports Live ^ | November 12, 2016 | Sports Live
    Fox News LIVE Stream Anti-Trump Protests Riot Protests in Portland Donald Trump Presidency Protests
  • Fourth night of Trump protests turn into chaos (Portland)

    11/12/2016 12:12:34 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 34 replies
    KGW.COm | 11/11/2016
    For the fourth straight night, anti-Trump protesters took to the streets of downtown Portland, and for the second straight night the protest turned into a melee. The protest began as a peaceful rally at City Hall at 5 p.m. before protesters split into what appeared to be three groups at around 7 p.m. There were at least 1,000 protesters and police said there were reports of vandalism and assault. Several people have been arrested. One group, organized by Portland's Resistance, stayed at the rally in City Hall. Despite pleas from police earlier in the day, some protesters began marching on...
  • Man shot on Morrison Bridge during Portland anti-Trump protest (live updates)

    11/12/2016 1:29:30 AM PST · by Nextrush · 30 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 11/12/2016 | Jim Ryan
    ......1:13 AM Cameron Whitten, 25, of Portland community advocate, told an Oregonian/OregonLive reporter he witnessed the shooting. He said protestors were travelling across the bridge eastbound, and a car with multiple occupants in it was travelling east. One person was holding a gun, Whitten said. Multiple people got out of the car, got back in, then they drove a short distance. Multiple people get back out of the car, and one person fired into the airm then shot a demonstrator in the lower body, Whitten said. His account has not been independently confirmed. Officers have cleared the bridge, and several...
  • Merkley: Supreme Court vacant seat 'is being stolen from the Obama administration'

    11/11/2016 11:53:43 AM PST · by kevcol · 89 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 11, 2016 | Ryan Lovelace
    "The seat that is sitting empty is being stolen. It's being stolen from the Obama administration and the construct of our Constitution and it's being delivered to an administration that has no right to fill it," Merkley said. . . . When pressed on his answer further, Merkley said he thought any nominee put forward by the president-elect in the next administration would be "illegitimate."
  • Portland anti-Trump rioters attack pregnant woman with a baseball bat

    11/11/2016 6:57:03 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 65 replies
    Published on Nov 11, 2016 A woman trying to make her way to the hospital for an emergency was attacked by Anti-Trump rioters in what may be the most shocking case of liberal fascism yet during this contentious political season.
  • Anti-Trump protesters march for 3rd night; Portland police call it a 'riot'

    11/11/2016 7:26:36 AM PST · by SES1066 · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/11/16 | Azadeh Ansari
    Thousands protesting Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election took to the streets for a third night of demonstrations and vigils in several US cities. An anti-Trump rally in Portland, Oregon, revved up as protesters confronted police Thursday night. What started out as a peaceful march, with more than 4,000 people, quickly turned violent.
  • Anarchist rioters shatter windows in Portland

    11/11/2016 5:59:23 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    KATU.COM ^ | 11/11/2016 | Staff
    Anarchist rioters shatter windows in Portland following once-peaceful protest, 26 arrested y KATU.com Staff Thursday, November 10th 2016 MORE MEDIA Anarchists damage Pearl District businesses PORTLAND, Ore. — A once-peaceful protest in Portland turned violent Thursday evening as anarchists burned flags, broke store windows and damaged cars. Officers arrested at least 26 people, according to Portland Police. No law enforcement officers were hurt in what officials labeled as a riot. The third day of the protests against President-elect Donald Trump started around 5 p.m. at Pioneer Courthouse Square. About 4,000 people marched over the Hawthorne Bridge, through the Lloyd Center....
  • Oregon is epicenter as Trump protests surge across nation

    11/11/2016 3:27:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    AP ^ | November 11, 2016 | Staff
    Another night of nationwide protests against Donald Trump's election came to a head in Portland, where thousands marched and some smashed store windows, lit firecrackers and sparked a dumpster blaze. Police termed the protest a riot and used "less lethal munitions" to help clear the streets. Some 4,000 protesters surged into the downtown area late Thursday night with chants like "we reject the president-elect!"