Portland Public Schools Already Plotting to Evade Competitive Bidding with Anticipated Bond Proceeds
Earlier this week, a notice in the Business Tribune reported that the Portland Public Schools (PPS) have already drafted findings for what they call “an exemption from the Competitive Bidding Requirement for the following work: District-wide Fixture and Partial Pipe Replacement”. This language refers to the poster child for the PPS bond measure: fixing the lead problem PPS concealed for years.Read more
A concerned Portland parent writes to the Multnomah County Republican Party about a revolution in education within the Portland Public Schools. As the schools teach a history focused on race, gender and oppression, they raise a generation that is no longer a united America, but a seething mass of conflicting groups. Deliberately-engineered ignorance of American history is a threat to us all. If, after reading this "Letter from Kate," you are interested in meeting with other concerned parents in Portland to work for reform, let us know.
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The Multnomah County Republican Party had been looking forward to its annual participation in the Avenue of Roses Parade, but has now received word that the criminal elements have succeeded in cancelling the entire Parade.
We had written a letter to the Mayor, Chief of Police, and District Attorney asking them to help us make this a safe event, a copy of which may be reviewed here, but we received no response from the City or the parade organizers, copied on the letter. This is one more regrettable step away from the rule of law in Oregon.
The Oregonian agreed to publish my guest column on liberal Portland ignoring its working class - the folks who pay all those taxes. ~ JeffRead more
[THIS POST SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS OFFERING LEGAL ADVICE. IN THE CURRENT POLITICAL CLIMATE, ANY CITIZEN'S ARREST MAY BE CHALLENGED AND COULD RESULT IN SUBSTANTIAL LEGAL LIABILITY FOR REASONS EXPLAINED BELOW.]
Our own Leo Stratton has posted video of the Lake Oswego screamer. In light of apparent decisions by local police forces to “stand down” when anti-Trump agitators like the screamer interfere with public displays of support for Trump, questions have arisen as to the scope of authority for those assembled to act in lieu of the police. This memorandum reviews the pertinent law.
Oregon law provides that “[a] private person may arrest another person for any crime committed in the presence of the private person if the private person has probable cause to believe the arrested person committed the crime. A private person making such an arrest shall, without unnecessary delay, take the arrested person before a magistrate or deliver the arrested person to a peace officer.” ORS 133.225(1). Given that police are typically present, it is easiest to deliver an arrested person to an observing officer, but it is also conceivable that delivery to a sympathetic judge (if one could be identified) would also be useful. See ORS 133.030 (“magistrates” means judges).Read more
This is a speech I got about halfway into before the anti-free speech fascists in Lake Oswego succeeded in shutting us down at March 4 Trump. Unfortunately, I didn't get to the most important part: what we need to do to help President Trump and help America. We'll have to try harder next time.Read more
The motto of the Texas Rangers was “one riot, one ranger”. The motto of the Portland Police appears to be "with more than 800 policemen and reinforcements from the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Department, and the State Police, we can’t do anything because we are outnumbered and concerned about officer safety”. We doubt that heavily-armored SWAT teams really fear for their safety when faced with a handful of unarmored anarchists with bats and their snowflake fellow travelers. We don’t think the police force on the street is made up of cowards.Read more
The battle of the soul of the Trump Administration now begins. Only time will tell whether this Administration will bring real reform to lift unreasonable shackles of government from the rural West or adopt the Bush Administration’s policy of neglect. As always, the result will depend on people. Whom Trump chooses to occupy the thousands of Federal offices, the inhabitants of which are presently eating out the substance of rural America, is critical.Read more
Oregon Republican Party Chairman Bill Currier issued a statement late Friday urging Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins to cease making statements that effectively suppress Republican votes. Her recent remarks to the media "mischaracterize the State Party’s efforts to reactivate inactive Republican voters across Oregon and openly encourage them to ignore calls from the State Party providing information on how to get a ballot and vote."Read more
On October 30, 2016, the Oregonian published Leonard Pitts’ syndicated column in which he stated that he did not want the Republican Party to be defeated;
“I want it immolated.
“I want it razed to the foundation, reduced to a moonscape, left unlivable even for cockroaches, much less newts. I want it treated like boot heels treat ants and furnaces treat ice cubes, treated like a middle-school basketball team playing the '71-'72 Lakers.
“Defeat is not enough. Let there be humiliation. Let there be pain.”
Republican presidential nominee Donald J Trump will debate the democrat nominee for the third time on Wednesday! Join us to watch the debate at Mekong Bistro! Enjoy food and drinks (no host) in the big room while we watch the debate on multiple screens.
What: Presidential Debate
Where: Mekong Bistro 8200 NE Siskiyou Portland OR 97220
When: Wednesday evening October 19th. Debate begins at 6 pm.
One simple lens through which to view the upcoming state-wide measures is that Democrats are endorsing nearly all of them, and it should therefore come as no surprise that Republicans are suggesting that you vote no against nearly all of them. Below we describe and analyze Measures 94-100.Read more
Republican presidential nominee Donald J Trump will debate the democrat nominee for the second time on Sunday! Join us to watch the debate at Mekong Bistro! Watch the 90 minute debate, enjoy food and drinks (no host) in the big room with multiple screens.
What: Presidential Debate
Where: Mekong Bistro 8200 NE Siskiyou Portland OR 97220
When: Monday evening October 9th. Debate begins at 6 pm.
We had so much fun the first time. We must do this again! Once again, in the days leading up to the debate the Donald is on the campaign trail while Ms Clinton is resting up.
Portland is back in national news again, for all the wrong reasons.
A Multnomah County, Oregon, judge had some pretty pointed things to say about who he thought was responsible for a murder, with the murderer standing before him awaiting sentencing. This being Oregon, you've probably guessed that the judge wasn't lecturing the murderer himself. That's right, he blamed the guns for the murder.
I'll give you a moment to pick yourself up off the floor.
Judge Kenneth Walker doesn't want you to think he's anti-gun, though. He's clearly read the United States Constitution. After all, when he finally finished his rant, he said, "But it is a right of people in this country to own and possess them, and I will not say anything to affect that right."
"Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party" is showing at four different venues in the Portland area on Friday 7/22 and Saturday 7/23!!! How wonderful! Thank you, everyone, who worked to locate this documentary in our area. Theaters include Regal Fox Tower Stadium, Regal Division Street Stadium 13, Cinemark Century Clackamas Town Center, and Regal Bridgeport Village Stadium 18. Friday night, after the showing at the Clackamas Town Theater showing, stop in to the Claim Jumper Restaurant on the other side of the Mall for a nightcap and to visit with other republicans who viewed the movie. Most important, please see this documentary on opening day weekend! That ensures a good run. Movie times for Friday and Saturday are as follows: