Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Oregon Republicans Missing the Boat!

Yesterday I wrote about the National Voter Registration Day and the importance of each one of us reaching just two people to get them registered to vote.  I preached the same sermon to my local county GOP meeting last night.  We can do all the walking lists we want, knock on doors, put up yard signs etc, but NONE of that is any good if folks aren't registered to vote!

So, what do I see this morning?  TWO Democrats out registering voters!  They ALWAYS beat the GOP at this.  As far as I am concerned the only reason there is a Democrat voter registration edge is because they do a better job of getting out to the people and actively registering them.  I am tired of the old "I'm a Republican so I work and don't have time" crap!  Bull!  You have time to watch tv, listen to talk radio, read websites and post stupid rumor to the internet or on emails, you have time to take voter registration cards around your neighborhood!

Here's our secretary of state getting voters registered (gee I wonder what party they registered as and who they will vote for in November for Secretary of state?)  KATE BROWN VISITS YOUNG PEOPLE TO REGISTER TO VOTE

Here is our junior Senator doing the same in Portland: SEN. JEFF MERKLY VISITS PCC

Where are the Republican candidates?  Unless the news media in Oregon isn't reporting it, I don't see it happening.  And they wonder why we can't ever win this state!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

National Voter Registration Day

Now I'm not stupid and I know that this site for National Voter Registration Day is mostly from the far left, but I think we Conservatives can use it as a day to remind us to get someone registered to vote today!
Why not "shanghai" this day and use it for OUR purposes?  All I ask is that each and every one of us reach TWO people today or by October 16th.  You don't have to talk politics, you don't have to talk candidates, just keep it basic and simple.  

"Hey Bob, are you registered to vote?  You know this is a very important year and a very important election on November 6th."  Something simple and unobtrusive like that.  You'll be amazed at how many of your friends, family, neighbors and others are not registered.

We also need to reach out to those who have become "inactive" voters for whatever reason.  It is estimated that 115,000 Republicans are "inactive".  Here's a good question to ask yourself and then other folks: "did I (you) receive a ballot in May of this year?  How about November of last year?"  You can also go to this website to find out if you are registered.

Though I am NOT a fan of Oregon's mail in voting procedure, I acknowledge it is most likely here to stay and though I am NOT a fan of the current Secretary of State, this site is the easiest way to get registered or to register yourself and it's easy to send this link to others: OREGON VOTER REGISTRATION.

So, don't let the "sponsors" of this site take away the importance of getting registered to vote TODAY!!

The Twitter hashtag for today is: #925NVRD

Thursday, September 20, 2012

I Pledge Allegiance to: Obama?

Natalie Portman "pledges" to Barack Obama

This story makes me want to puke in so many ways.  The Obama campaign has gone to an all new low!  See story HERE.  Allegedly the idea is it's "For All".  This is so reminiscent of another fellow who like folks "saluting" him.  This may seem trivial but I take this very seriously.

Official Barack Obama website for this "Pledge"

I will NEVER pledge to any man, only to my country, our country this Republic called the United States of America!

I am trying to create a collection of "counter" photos illustrated our pledge to America.  Join us on my Facebook page: Bill's Facebook Page

Post your photo of YOU pledging to America and the flag!  Then, share it with all of your social media friends and let's get the Twitter hashtag going: #ipledgetoamerica and see what can happen.

Bill pledges to America!

Here are just some of the pics I've received already:


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Peter DeFazio and the Oregon Kiwi Group: What's the Story?

The Oregon Kiwi Group
ISSUE IN BRIEF: Since April of 2001, Peter DeFazio has been an officer of an organization known as The Oregon Kiwi Group. The registration of this assumed business title coincides with DeFazio’s purchase of property in New Zealand. The details surrounding the Oregon Kiwi Group strongly suggest that DeFazio, for more than ten years, has engaged in secretive corporate activity.

What is the Oregon Kiwi Group?
The Oregon Kiwi Group is an assumed business title (fictitious business license) registered in Eugene, Oregon on April 2, 2001 to registered agent James R. Johnson (Charter Number: 693499). From the records available, it may be gleaned that the Oregon Kiwi Group was registered at 651 Brookside Dr, Eugene in 2001. Since its first registration, the title was renewed February 20, 2003 and again on April 6, 2005, but was apparently allowed to expire on April 3, 2007.
The existence of The Oregon Kiwi Group and DeFazio’s participation in that group is verified by private proprietary database searches, one publicly available website source, as well as the Oregon Secretary of State. (The Secretary of State’s record for The Oregon Kiwi Group may be found here.) Unless the Secretary of State’s records are fraudulent or false, it is an indisputable fact that DeFazio is an officer of an entity that calls itself The Oregon Kiwi Group.

But what is the purpose of an assumed business title? The state of Oregon’s website states the following in regard to assumed business names: “Anytime you are doing business in Oregon and are not using the legal real and true name of each owner in the title of the business, you must file an Assumed Business Name (unless you wish to file as another kind of business entity such as a Corporation or a Limited Liability Company).”The presence of multiple records substantiating OKG’s existence, and DeFazio’s involvement, is incontestable evidence that DeFazio has not been perfectly honest with Oregonians about his secret corporate life.

Who is involved in the Oregon Kiwi Group?
The business records of OKG list four officers: James R. Johnson, Rebecca Boyer, John Ebeling and Peter DeFazio. James Johnson appears to be a political consultant. Rebecca Boyer and Johnson are both somehow connected to the Eugene Parks Foundation. John Ebeling, 60, and his wife, Gerilyn Baxter, 51, own an import car service shop, Sandpiper Import Service. Ebeling and Baxter co-own a house in La Pine with Peter DeFazio and his wife, Myrnie L. Daut.

Why is the Oregon Kiwi Group important to the 2012 campaign?
Peter DeFazio has never spoken publicly about the Oregon Kiwi Group. As multiple public records demonstrate, he has a stable and enduring association with OKG and its other officers. Yet the press has not reported on the group’s existence, and DeFazio has routinely insisted that his love affair with New Zealand is innocent and folksy. But his involvement with the OKG suggests that his relationship with that foreign nation may be more commercial than he admits. Or perhaps it’s a coincidence that DeFazio bought property in New Zealand at the same time he was forming the Oregon Kiwi Group?

DeFazio has never disclosed any income related to the OKG in his mandated financial disclosures to the U.S. House Ethics Clerk; however, he does disclose three bank accounts in New Zealand, one and a half vacation homes, rental income on those homes, as well as a series of private investments in companies that operate in New Zealand or Australia.

Further Information:
According to property sale records, Ebeling and Baxter in July of 2001 paid $75,000 for a property at 1301 Lincoln St, Eugene worth $456,293. The purchase was made with the help of a $35,000 loan from Washington Mutual Bank. But how are we to explain the difference between the value of the property and the sum paid? Furthermore, why are DeFazio and his wife’s names associated with these two properties? The evidence, though inconclusive, suggests DeFazio and Daut played a role in the acquisition of the property.
Records show that Peter DeFazio in April of 2001 shared a PO Box 1, Eugene with Gary L. Gillespie, Shu Fen Yang, and Diana K. Bazamele. While it is unclear at this time who Yang and Bazamele are, Gary L. Gillespie is the head of the Oregon branch of AFSCME – the largest government employees union in the nation. Question: Why did Peter DeFazio share a PO Box with the head of Oregon’s chapter of AFSCME?

DeFazio owns a yacht which he keeps in South East Washington, DC and apparently lives on when Congress is in session. The yacht is a 33’ Cruiser named Eastward Ho!
According to Deschutes County property records, DeFazio, Daut, Ebeling and Baxter collectively own a property at 53880 Pine Grove Rd, La Pine 97739.

Questions for DeFazio?
1. What is the Oregon Kiwi Group? What is the nature of your involvement with that group?
2. During your tenure as an officer of the Oregon Kiwi Group, was the organization engaged in any money making activities?
3. If so, why do your financial disclosures contain no mention of the business? Do you believe that your financial disclosures reflect an honest accounting of your corporate activities?
4. In omitting the OKG from your financial disclosures, do you believe you have violated House Ethics Rules? If you have not, please explain to the people how this can be so.
5. Do you believe that your participation in the OKG is of legitimate interest to your constituents and the U.S. taxpayers?

Friday, September 14, 2012

Democrat Senator and Congressman Do Something Right

David Lin, a Taiwanese-American businessman in Corvallis is standing for his free speech rights and he ain't backing down!

There's a mural on Lin’s building, painted by Taiwanese artist Chao Tsung-song, that depicts Taiwan as a bastion of freedom and includes images of violent repression in Tibet, with riot police beating demonstrators and Buddhist monks setting themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule. 

A diplomatic spat began Aug. 8 with a letter to Corvallis Mayor Julie Manning from the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco, complaining about the mural commissioned by Mr. Lin and asking for her help in having it taken down. The letter implied that allowing the painting to remain might harm trade relations between China and Oregon, while removing it might have economic benefits for Corvallis.
Manning wrote back that the city had no power to regulate artistic expression and that the U.S. Constitution protected political statements (something that the Chinese would have NO IDEA what that actually means). She repeated those assertions in person on Sept. 4, when Vice Consul Zhang Hao and Deputy Consul General Song Ruan traveled to Corvallis for a face-to-face meeting with Manning and City Manager Jim Patterson.
The flap erupted into an international incident after the Corvallis Gazette-Times reported on the exchange last week. The story quickly made the rounds of the Internet and drew widespread attention from the world media.

On Wednesday, members of Oregon’s congressional delegation stepped into the fight. Rep. Peter DeFazio, whose district includes Corvallis, blasted China in a speech on the House floor, and Sen. Jeff Merkley issued a short statement applauding Manning and Lin for sticking to their guns.

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden has taken China’s ambassador to task over Chinese efforts to get the mural removed from the building in downtown Corvallis.
In the strongest response yet from a U.S. official, Oregon’s senior senator fired off a sternly worded letter on Thursday chastising Ambassador Zhang Yesui for the actions of two Chinese diplomats. The consular officers pressured the mayor of Corvallis to force a building owner to take down the painting, which advocates independence for Taiwan and Tibet.
“I am writing to express my deep displeasure and concern with these actions,” Wyden wrote in his letter to Zhang, the highest-ranking Chinese official in the United States.
He called the Chinese tactics “a grave affront” and went on to lecture Zhang on the First Amendment’s guarantee of free expression, as well as freedom of religion and the press and the right of peaceful assembly.
“While these rights may not be respected in China, they are values that all Americans hold dear,” Wyden noted. “Any attempt by your government to suppress these rights is unacceptable and must not be repeated.”

While China asserts sovereignty over both regions, Taiwan has its own democratically elected leadership and Tibet maintains a government-in-exile in India.

The mural on Lin’s building, painted by Taiwanese artist Chao Tsung-song, depicts Taiwan as a bastion of freedom and includes images of violent repression in Tibet, with riot police beating demonstrators and Buddhist monks setting themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule.
According to Tibetan activists, some 50 monks have immolated themselves this year in escalating independence protests.

Although Lin said he worries about possible retaliation, he insists he will not take the mural down and says he has received an outpouring of encouragement from well-wishers.
“The support is unbelievable right now,” he said. “People come to my door and hug me.”

I want to thank Sen. Wyden for remembering what makes America great and to Mr. Lin for his stand for what is right.  This is America at it's finest!

Quotes taken from the Corvallis Gazette Times newspaper.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

When Does Political Satire Go Too Far?

A listener brought by a couple tee shirts with this depiction on it while I was on the air.  He wanted me to promote the sale of the shirt.  My comments are at the end of the postings.  

The question I asked, in posting this depiction on my show’s Facebook page was this: Is this “ok”?  I didn’t give my opinion, I wanted other’s opinions.  I asked that they post a simple “Yes” or “No”.  If they had to comment, keep it short and to the point.  Below are the results.  My comments are at the end.

Deanna Waldo Glancy: No
Substantia Erus: Yes
Christopher Taylor: I don't have a problem with it, The poster just doesn't make any sense to me.
Cindy Pantalone Schnurbusch: no
Doug Drury: No. This is descending to the depths of the left. I would like to thing conservatives are above this.
Patty Abel: No. Evolution of man is wrong--even if I don't agree with his policies.
Marilyn Couch: No
Cecily Rappe': No
Trina Timmerman: No. I am certainly not into political correctness or seeing racism everywhere, but this just feeds the Left more fuel for fodder. Too closely compares Obama with apes. Poor taste.
Rick Taylor If I were black I would be very up set with this picture. I do not like this posting as we did not come from apes.
Georgette Lusey McClelland: No!
Monte Miller: No, Although I despise the man's ideas, thinking and lack of leadership, he is falible man and is just not suited for political office of any kind. Evolution is not a viable concept anyway, just some nut's theory that went viral pre internet. The real tragedy here is that our culture has fallen for the idea that socialism is a good thing and they will actually vote for someone who could not lead a goose to water. Especially if he promises to give them their hopes and dreams if for no other reason, just to get even with the successful ones.
David Liljenberg: No. This is over the top, very poor taste, out of line.
Freddie Fults Bolman: I don't like Obama, but that is very wrong.
Cheryl Smith: no
Tommy Logan: No. Obama is at the wrong end.
Joanne Erickson Swinehart: No
Deryk Hiley: Yes. It plays directly to the President's own comment about his "evolution" on gay marriage. Nobody who subscribes to the theory of evolution should be able to logically cry racism on this. I know, logic usually doesn't apply...
Maryellen McGee: NO. I don't think it supports a positive representation of the idea trying to be expressed. It appears to be racist and will only add fuel to that never ending defense of all things anti-Obama. It might be more interesting to see him morph from muslim dress to the suited image shown.
Lora Tschiegg Lierman: no
Jairus Watson: NO, I was made in the image of the almighty God and that also means the President as well.
James Austin: No
Douglas A Bolton: No. From a moderate Republican.
John R McCain: No
Kathy Swanson: NO!!!
Debbe von Blumenstein: NO!!!!
Brenda Atkinson: No.
Dave Eaton: yes
Tanya Shubin: no
Matthew Robert Wood: NO
Carol Webb: No, I believe in evolution and I wouldn't vote for Obama for any reason but this does not depict evolution it depicts racism.
Michael Holman: No.
Bonnie Ziegler-Wienke: No.
Sonja Bliss: No
Johnnie Burt: No.
Fred E Avera: No, this is over the line.
Tina Schneider: No, no way to justify the image no matter what you believe or what side of the political spectrum you fall.
Jeanne Pryce: NO.........but yes to stopping progressive evolution per Obama.......
Bryan Hodson: Yes. Racism is a red herring.
John West: No
Marci Friesen Brown Yes. I support free speech not political correctness.
Denise Quinn Nanke: No - frankly is not imaginative and it's unoriginal. Why step into the gutter with the left when we have the truth on our side. Add in a dash of humor and we win!
John Brandt: No! Although I really can not stand the man, I agree w/D. von Blumenstine above. We are better than that!
Roger Ewing: I like it but NO we do not need to give the Liberals ammo.
Gena Pegg: NO...obscene and disrespectful.. because of the iintention.
Mat Rapoza: No. It is in poor taste.
Jim Lowen: No, becuse it lowers our argument to 'their' level and, indirectly, acknoweges eveloution as legitamate
Trish Wilson Andersen: No ... Cant stand Obama but poor taste...dont stoop to this kind of rhetoric. The man has given us so much amunition to use against him, why go here?
Mike Owens: No. We have not evolved from monkeys. I greatly dislike and dissapprove of his policies but this is below our (conservatiives) values.
Trent Klug: yes
Frankie Cascioppo: No
Dustin Thomas Muravez: No. I see where its coming from, but it does have an implied racial slur. That is the first thing I noticed when I saw the picture.
Ivan Simar Jr.: No
Marilyn Walsh: No. Not appropriate in any circumstance.
Cathe West: Nope! Not okay!! I don't agree with much of anything Barrack Obama stands for or has done but this is insulting and degrading. Regardless of where a person's stands politically, Obama is still the President of the United States and the office is worthy of respect.
Laura Morley: Yes.
Judi Pike Atherton: No. Very inappropriate. Not a supporter of Obama, but this is wrong.
Mary Evelyn McIntosh: No
Angela Witt: No.
Amanda DeForest: No!!!
Andrew Isaksen: no
Robert Drouhard: No. Makes no sense.
Bill Chapman: No.
Jason Wilson: no
Linda Ford: No, I'm very conservative, but this is inappropriate.
Jefferson Leach: Yes
Doug Day: I understand it, but I think that i will be taken way out of context and be used as ammo against conservatives as being racist. So that being said, NO.
Chuck DeLong: No. I am not an Obama fan but this is oh appropriate and is degrading
Jerry Allen: It is great! I have a t shirt with it on the front and it is my favorite shirt!
Steve Everett: No...inappropriate for sure...dislike!
Lou Thelen: No. It's pretty rude. BUT, if Romney were depicted and the word 'conservative' replaced 'progressive,' don't you think The Media would nod and approve?
Rebecca Roth: Yes, it's what progressives believe and want us to believe--that the progressive movement is the pinnacle of evolution.
Byron Shinkle: No - It's a non sequitur and it's counterproductive because it reinforces the Left's ill-perception of the Right, that we're all racist troglodytes.
Dale Hummel: Yes
Jack Tackett: Yes, its want they think
Glenn Moose McClatchie: No
Joan Bechtel: No
Brian A Frazier: No, Not appropriate
Polly Jobe: Yes.
Richard Marquis: NO, man did not evolve from an ape, he was created in the image of God. Nuf Said.
Matthew Yong: Yes. It is a political comic.
Josh McIntosh: No
John Forgard: No
Chris Bolinger: Yes, this picture is worth those thousand words!
Courtney Goode: No
Aaron Mengucci: YES its not made to be racist. Was it racist in our text books when it ends with a white guy or when 4 years ago they had president bush at the end of it. Was it racist when Obama asked for African Americans for Obama this government is to big and these socialist ideas needs to end. I am sorry that u went directly to race with this because that's not what I was thinking at all when I had these shirts made.
Charlotte Brown-Thomas: a lot of people would say it is racist.
Don Bauerle: "NO" Needs a better man to show progression
Kenneth William Wheeler: No....... Only because I don't want to hear people whine that it is racist. Remember you cannot say Chicago now either, that's racist too.
Tracy Brinkman-Hansford: Yes.
Evan Kersgaard: No
Necole Riesterer: No
Janice Stanford Spindler: No! It seems disrespectful of the office of the Presidency to me.
Eric Hill: No
Pamela Clark: No, this is not okay. One thing life has taught me...Our imagination is only limited by our ability to think, and whomever thought up this one is very limited. The sad part is most won't even understand what this means....
Rhonda Hittle: No... I am so tired of all the negativity of both parties... And I agree with Janice. It is disrespectful..
Sandy Frederick Scribner: No this is not acceptable to me!!
Lyle Gibby: yes
Lois Anderson: NO
David Runninghawk: Yes, put Bush's photo there, see how no's turn to yes.
Aaron Keena: Yea yes correct
Lynne Pope: NO!!!!
Steve Rogerson: NO
George Katsinis: NO
Sheri Moore Atchley: No
Nancy Burnett Felker: No; it's inappropriate regardless of political beliefs.
Richelle Davidson: No. This is demeaning to all humankind.
Bruce Griffin: No
Patricia Hines Willems: No, regardless who it is, humans didn't evolve from apes!
Luanne Robertson: We are conservatives. What is says is right.( IN RED ) The picture is DISGRACEFUL ! Bill,You are a Patriot! KEEP THE FAITH !.
Yvonne Denise Roche: No. I don't like it. I am neither conservative or liberal. I do not belong to any party. I am opposed to the mud-slinging and extreme rhetoric. Furthermore, I am opposed to the idea of "us" versus "them." This only inflames passion and reduces reason.
Jake Kittrell: No. It, along with all the hate ads and spending on guirilla scare tactics, sure sais a lot about the current status of campaigning and the need for a more intelligent forum for debate, and the desperate need for campaign reform.
Paula Vance: That is awful.
Marilyn Denny: NO.  I am a conservative Republican, and no fan of Obama, but he is still our President--still the face of our country--and it is never classy to ridicule leaders in such a fashion. It gives the impression that our leader is little more than an ape, which is not the image we want going to countries who hate us and might attack. Also, it's just not true. Obama might not always be the brightest, but he knows his agenda, and is very clever in pushing it through.  A misleading, offensive cartoon.
Mike Shaw: No.
Dr. Jacqueline Lang: NO.
Sonja Sandgren Polack: No, this cartoon is not alright. Thinking the cartoon is one thing but showing bad manners is another...I miss the responsibility of self-control by each of us as individuals. As far as the position of President of the United States of America, we would do well to respect it, as well as the Constitution.
Bill Distad: No - too unkind and even cruel
Jack Mason: Extremely poor taste!
Jill Cannon: No. This is tacky.
Sue Briggs: No.
Donna Keller: NO
Mike Younce: This is a disgusting post and I cant believe someone would post something like this of our president!!!!!
Collene Keena: No. I don't care for Obama, but this is in very poor taste.
Dana Kottek: No. bad taste/semi racist
Megan Duffy: Absolutely....YES!!!
Matthew Beals: No. Its redundant. "Progressive evolution" also easily associated racially derogatory symbolism
Sandy Hill: ha ha ha ha , a definate yes!
Susan Dickinson: NO..Extremely bad taste!
Micheal Mengucci: I am a strong yes.
Carol Denn:y No
David Brahin: yes..... it's fine except for the fact that "evolution" has never progressed passed a theory. Progressives are really REgressives who want to go back to PRE U.S. Constitution.
Joanna Woods: No
Aaron Mengucci: To everyone who said yes, come get your stop the progressive evoltuion shirts from silver falls pawn in silverton free of charge and I will donate a dollar to the wounded warrior fund for every one picked up. Bill thank you for this wonderful discussion it is amazing how everyone is programmed.
Kevin Hawes: No.
Willie Milligan: yes
David Hicken: Yes. The question is "is it ok?" not if it is appropriate or inappropriate or tasteless. I find it tasteless in many ways, but it is free speech, which so many are trying so hard to limit. Waa! It's offensive so you can't say that. Yes, definitely ok. Just not appropriate. But I'll fight to the death for you to be able to wear the t-shirt.
Jeanne Fredrickson: someone's gonna play the race card, so No.
Leonard B. Shultz: NO
Steven Crimmins: NO... The faces don't evolve right, they tried to keep the more chimp-like face all the way up to the one before "modern" man (Obama). By the time it shows man as fully upright, it should look fairly human. Seems racist and conservatives are above that right?
Susan Kellis: Do you have to ask, really? No it is not all right. This is racist and disgusting that someone would use this image in 2012. How long will it take for us to treat each other with respect.
Martin L. Epperly: Yes, its funny. O'bama is the next ape.
Robyn Gabriel: No
Cathy Clark: NO
Sandy Metheany: NO, I do not believe in evolution
Francine Harrison LeBlanc: No.
Susan Briggs Capell: No, says nothing, and not funny
Nancy Doerfler: wrong!
Matthew Denny: After working it out in my mind, I will say, "Yes", because it is the artists opinion on the man, and we have freedom of speech. So for a news paper or internet site, it carries no more offense than has previously been put out there in a political cartoon. but I would keep it out of the church bulletin or the school news letters where political biases have no place.
Sheba Dawn-Wooddell: I say no. It looks like Geico just got a new spokesperson.
Jennifer Keel Klopfenstein: No. Despite his inability to be the leader this country needs, he's made in Gods image.
Marcia Hayes Farr: No, it's definitely a racist photo. Doesn't matter to me, though, I will vote for President Obama, the best president we have had since Clinton.
Christy Boyer Ford: No! I'm completely against Obama as our president, but this makes me cringe. We are not racists if we don't agree with the president's policy, but if an ad like this would certainly feed that idea.
Aaron Simmons: As I was reminded by a friend just recently, while it may be acceptable to disagree with someone on a Political level(Whether it be on Political Philosophy or Policy); it is NEVER Acceptable to turn those disagreements into attacks on a personal level.
Marilyn Denny: Legal yes. Okay, no.
Michele Martinez Thompson: Not OK
Patricia Chase: no i do not like
Kevin Potter: Poor taste at its worst, but don't attack any embassy's, okay.
Ann Holt Sexton: no.
The Conservative Hammer: YES, YES , YES, YES!!
Pam Griffith: This is so disrespectful. I believe in the two party system and I am not a fan of our current President 's politics and I believe it oh sides should share its viewpoints and engage in discussion with kindness, dignity and respect for others. This is awful.

Ok so obviously the overwhelming vote is “NO”.  Here’s my take on this.  A listener brought by a couple tee shirts with this depiction on it while I was on the air.
Once I saw it, I have to say I laughed but then upon looking closer I realized that this was not something I felt was appropriate to wear.  I took it around to all of the staff at the station (and I need to remind the reader that our staff are ALL staunch Conservatives) and everyone of them were very clearly in the “no, I’d never wear something like that”.

I took it home to my wife who said pretty much the same thing, my pastor, my closest friends and again ALL said pretty much the same thing.  Now I have been accused of being “Politically correct” for not wanting to promote this tee shirt and that’s ok, that’s just someone’s opinion.  I think we can do much, much better than this.  I love bashing this man on a daily basis but this is not appropriate in my opinion and to pull out the “you’re PC” card is not only a slap in my face and those who said “no” in this poll, but it’s also pompous, just as pompous as the man in the depiction.  So, have fun, make fun tee shirts, bumper stickers, signs, but let’s go after the man’s record, or lack thereof, his actions, or lack thereof and heck even his poor brother who lives in a shack, but, to have a monkey on one end and a black man on the other?  Not appropriate no matter HOW you want to parse it.  Just my opinion.  I want to thank EVERYONE who participated in this!  Thank you!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Governor Kitzhaber will not give up!

Of course this pompous, self absorbed man will continue this personal vendetta against the will of the people of Oregon.
We voted on this issue, the courts have sided against him on this issue and the convict has waived all appeals.  This should be over and with the last court decision, the Governor should have stepped back and said "I gave it my best shot" and stopped this tax payer abuse.

Call the governor's office and DEMAND he stop NOW!

Read story here: Kitzhaber to appeal court decision.

The Recovery That Wasn’t

Here is an illustrated collection of administration quotations about this wonderful recovery we should start enjoying any minute now. It’s a humorous if grim reminder that Keynesian remedies don’t work as advertised, and that politicians will say anything—no matter how ridiculous—to maintain their grip on power.

Two weeks after being sworn in as the 44th president of the United States, President Barack Obama told CNN: “The only measure of my success as president when people look back five years from now or nine years from now is going to be, Did I get this economy fixed?

By his own criterion, Obama deserves to be judged harshly. Headline unemployment, which the incoming administration projected to top out at 8.0 percent as long as its landmark February 2009 stimulus package was passed, has yet to be lower than 8.0 percent. The labor force non-participation rate—the percentage of healthy, working-age Americans who are no longer actively seeking a job and therefore not counted in headline unemployment statistics—has steadily climbed from 34.2 percent (then a two-decade high) in the month before Obama took office to 36.2 percent as of press time.

Meanwhile, administration officials have spent the intervening time claiming, absurdly, that the economy is on the mend. Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke famously spoke of economic “green shoots” as early as March 2009, while unemployment was zooming northward toward the 10 percent mark. “Welcome to the recovery,” Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner announced in The New York Times more than two years ago. In June of this year, President Obama claimed that “The truth of the matter is that…we’ve created 4.3 million jobs over the last…27 months; over 800,000 just this year alone. The private sector is doing fine.”

That gap between rhetoric and reality shows no signs of closing. Promises of economic interventionists have gone unfulfilled, but the proposals remain the same. On the following pages you will see two timelines. One depressing mountain range depicts the distance between the administration’s 8.0 percent unemployment worst-case claim and a reality that has been considerably worse; the other uses as a baseline the once-catastrophic 34.2 percent labor force non-participation rate that now seems to be an unreachable low.

Ron Paul Lawsuit is Over, sort of

Dear Ron Paul followers:
It's OVER!

Dear RNC Members, Executive Directors and Counsel,

We want to provide with you with an update in the case, Delegates et al. v. RNC et al – the California lawsuit against the RNC, the state parties, and the chairmen. The district and appellate courts have denied all of plaintiffs’ desired relief, and full victory has been achieved for all of the defendants.

On August 8, 2012 the United States District Court for the Central District of California issued an order dismissing the case without prejudice, allowing the plaintiffs an additional and final opportunity to amend their complaint to show cause why the case should not be dismissed. The plaintiffs subsequently filed an amended complaint and we responded with a renewed motion to dismiss.

On August 24, 2012 the Court issued an order dismissing Delegates et al. v. RNC et al. with prejudice noting that the plaintiffs failed to comply with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8, failed to state a claim under Rule 12(b)(6), and violated a court order pursuant to Rule 41(b).

Plaintiffs also attempted to appeal the case to the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit seeking a Temporary Restraining Order prior to final disposition in the District Court. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied the TRO on August 28, and on September 5th it denied the petition for writ of mandamus and all pending motions, thus ending the case.

Given how irrational this lawsuit was to begin with, we cannot absolutely guarantee that this is the end of it, but we consider the matter closed. We will let you know if anything changes. Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact our office at or (202) 863-8632.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Perhaps THE Most Ridiculous Editorial I've Ever Read

I just stumbled on what perhaps might be the dumbest editorial I have ever read.  
From the Oregonian's guest writer Jim McDermott who chairs the litigation department of a Portland law firm and is a founding member of Equity Alliance Oregon comes this "opinion":

No on Measure 84: Estate tax promotes family and societal values 


Now I don't know about you, but I don't know too many "Millionaires" and I sure don't know what "millionaires" have to do with family farms in Oregon.  Once again, city dude trying to explain country life to other city dudes.  Please, Portland, for the love of the rest of the state, SECEDE!

Here are the "millionaires" who want to end the Death Tax in Oregon: End Oregon Deathtax

You tell me: do they look like "fat cats" to you?

Why the "death tax" needs to end:



Friday, September 7, 2012

Oregon Candidates for Office Wanted!

This is an open invitation to all candidates running for state representative, senator, statewide races, congressional races, county commissioners and even dog catchers!  The Bill Post Radio Show has a mission: To see that our audience gets as much information about the candidates as possible.  

We open the show to candidates for the next 60 days as we head towards November 6th.  Just email the show and we'll set things up.

Oregon is on the precipice of becoming either another California (on steroids) or, as the ORGOP Chairman said at the RNC last week: "The New Jersey of the Left Coast!".  We have a chance to really turn this ship around and I want to do all I can to help.

If you don't regularly listen to this program I invite you to do so.  We are on the air live from noon to three weekdays and we have podcasts of previous shows available.
You can listen live at AM 1430 KYKN or listen online with our streaming player at just click on the Listen Live button or you can watch us live or catch podcasts at
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Join us won't you?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Oregon GOP Needs a Strong Bench

I have come to the conclusion that the Oregon Republican Party needs to focus time and effort on building a strong bench.

As we have seen in recent months, ANY legislator's world could be changed literally overnight.  Whether it's a personal issue, health or perhaps running for a statewide or Federal office, every single legislator should have someone ready to go now!  Take for instance Bruce Starr running for Labor Commissioner.  When he wins, who's taking his place?  What if Bruce Hanna were to run successfully for governor.  Who's taking his place not only in his seat but in his leadership role?
Who should be on our "bench"?  People who are active in their communities.  Those who meet with mayors, commissioners, city councils, local leaders and business leaders.  Our current legislators should know who these people are and actively recruit them, invite them to the Capitol, take some time to help them.

We have some wonderful folks running for House seats around the state.  People like: Dan Mason, Dan Farrington, Manuel Castaneda, John Davis, Kathy LeCompte and others.  Some of them may win their races, some may not.  What I'd like to see is those who do not win, to stay in "the game" so to speak.  We need their leadership, expertise, their fundraising ability, their knowledge.  They've raised money, they've met the leaders in their communities and so much more.  We need them to step up and be party leaders.  That means county chair, district chair, PCP, all of them in need of new blood, new ideas, fresh faces and who better than these fine candidates?

I don't want them to just walk away and decide whether to run again in two years or not and then go back to business as usual.  Get involved more than they are now.  Be ready to step in should something happen to one of the seated State Representatives.  Be active in House politics.  Be active in the GOP in Oregon.  Help those who are in the House after the election.  Stay in the game!

I know I have missed some names, these were just on the top of my head.  I would like to see a strong bench built for the future of the Oregon GOP.  This also means the GOP in Oregon needs to take the time to work with these folks to build their name recognition, to help them see the future affect they can have on Oregon politics.  Invest in them.  Oregon's future needs strong leadership and these candidates are the future, win or lose this November.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

My Top Ten Highlights from the RNC

What started as an attempt to write a daily story from the RNC in Tampa died on day three as I had NO idea that I would be getting about 2 hours of sleep each day and the vast amount of work it took to pull off a show each day.

So, I bring to you my Top Ten highlights from the RNC in Tampa.

Here I am safely past all security ready to go into the Forum

10 -  The 1.5 mile hike each day to get through all of the security checkpoints.  Downtown Tampa was a militarized zone and rightly so, as the Occupy dingbats evidently WERE there, we just didn't see them as they were kept a long ways away.  In fact my favorite quote from the newspaper in Tampa all week was the "leader" of the protestors on Wednesday saying "we're leaving, no one can see us".
Broadcasting live from the RNC in Tampa

9 - Doing a live radio broadcast from a National convention.  For me it was not only a thrill to be there but even more so to share it with my listeners.  We flew by the seat of our pants each day not knowing who would appear as guests or what our topics would be but it all turned out great I thought.  It was such an honor to be able to report on all that was happening.

The Romney/Ryan clans come out for the end
8 - Watching the balloon drop and the thrill of seeing our new candidates for President and Vice President and their wonderful families.  I especially loved the Romney grandkids chasing the balloons around.  It was a wonderful moment that I'll never forget.

Ok one more shot of the families

7 - Again, I guess I was struck by how special these two families are.  I was so overwhelmed with emotion and pride in my country and my political party, it was like being at the largest pep rally I'd ever been too!
John Bolton near my seat

6 - Meeting former Ambassador John Bolton.  Wow, what a great man and what a gentleman.  I was sitting alone in my row when I noticed over my right shoulder a man sit down, I nodded a hello at him. Then I looked again and saw that it was John Bolton!  Wow!  I didn't even know what to talk to him about and figured he was just watching the activities as I was so I left him alone until he got up to leave about an hour later and I HAD to get a picture.  He was very gracious and asked me quite a few questions about Oregon politics and we had a wonderful chat!
 The view of Clint Eastwood from my seat
5 -  It's hard to make this number 5 but seeing one of my lifelong hero's in person was top 5!  Clint was outstanding.  Right away I knew that he was doing top notch improv acting.  It was funny, it was smart and it was innovative.  I completely disagree with those who think he was lost or not sure what to say.  He knew exactly what he was doing and it was brilliant!  After waiting all week for the "mystery guest" and wondering who it was, when we got the news confirmed on Thursday morning I couldn't wait to get into the convention and get ready for the man!
 ORP Chairman Allen Allen on the delegation floor
4 - Watching Chairman Allen Alley work harder than I've ever seen anyone work, that no one knew about.  He is a tireless leader and was hard at it for over 10 days and this picture was taken at the end of the convention on Thursday and we call it our "victory" photo.  "Victory" over the folks who tried their best to ruin the party, both the Party and the party.  Allen represents Oregon well and I am proud to call him my friend.  (If you see him some time, ask him about the "lost car", he'll love it!)
 David Shuster of Current TV
3 - This one is a little weird and requires some background.  In July of 2011 I received this email:
Brother Bill,
I've been asked to come to NY and sit in for KO Friday night.  Any interest in being a guest?  I realize that you may have much more interesting/rewarding things to do at 8pm on a Friday night.  And perhaps you already have plans.  But if you are free, I'd love to have you on.   Wherever you are, I'll make sure the show finds a studio nearby.
I hope all is well with you... We need to send out an APB for Eric/Karl.  Ugh.
Now I had thought this was pretty weird but I was more than happy to help an "old pal" out so I replied;
Hello David,
Sure, can you call me and we'll set it all up?
I'm never busy on Friday nights.
Let me know.
503-390-3014, I'll be here until about 3:30 PDT.
bill post
Well long story short is this: he thought he was writing Bill Press, the libtalker from the old Air America.  Since then I have made it a regular feature of our show to email David weekly and remind him to have me on his television show.  
SO, who do I see broadcasting every day next to me?  David Shuster.  It wasn't until he was done on Thursday that I was able to actually talk to him.  When I went up to him and said "hello David".  He looked up at me, looked at my badge (which read "Oregon Delegation Bill Post") and said "oh my gosh, it's BILL from Oregon!"  We had a wonderful chat and he told me that he really wanted me on that show with Keith Olbermann last year by Olbermann said "no way".  We have connected and it may be something we put together soon.  Here are our tweets to each other after meeting:
I just met and chatted with a very nice man, and he knew right away who I was. David: thank you have your people call mine :-)
Hey Bill , it was nice meeting you in person tonight. I look forward to some spirited yet fun radio stuff wtih you soon!
Col. Allen West
 2 - Meeting Col. Allen West.  We are both laughing because I told him I was the "only Conservative left in Oregon, any way you could move west and help us out?"  He laughed and said he doubted I was it.  I got his card and we hope to have him on the show soon.  He is a GREAT American and was very kind to everyone, allowing anyone who asked to have photos taken for hours!
Soon to be First Lady Ann Romney
1 -  The number one highlight, by far, for me was hearing Ann Romney.  I am telling you there wasn't a dry eye in the house.  She is wonderful.  Just plain wonderful.  You had to be there.
So I know this blog sounds like a star struck tourist but heck, that's what I was!  I had a lot of fun, did a lot of work, learned a ton but thought, "I am witnessing history" and that made it the best trip of my life!