Posts Tagged ‘Liberal’

I Have Things to Say

I have things to say. I have not been saying much here lately. But there are a lot of things churning around in my mind, just waiting to be formulated and to come out. So you will be reading more of it here again. I have some strong opinions on many of the issues that […]

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Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day in the US, a day that commemorates those who died in military service of our country.  The occasion gives us an opportunity to reflect on the bravery of those who have put their lives on the line in the solemn task of keeping the people of our nation safe from harm. […]

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Dino Rossi Challenging Senator Murray in Washington

By now, it has been plastered all over the media that perennial candidate Dino Rossi (“prefers GOP”) will be running for the US Senate to put some pressure on three-term incumbent senator Patty Murray.  Yes, he will need to get past other candidates in the primary election.  However, with his name recognition in two unsuccessful […]

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Vote John Kitzhaber for Oregon Governor

The race for the Democratic nomination for Oregon governor is presenting a dilemma for me. When Bill Bradbury filed to run, I knew right away who I was going to support. Or, at least I thought I did. I was a fan of Bradbury, stemming from the work he had done as Oregon’s Secretary of […]

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Fifteen Seconds of Fame

OK, so it’s not really fame, but another blogger did happen to quote one of my blog entries in a popular national blog.  The Daily Kos is one of the 30 most viewed blogs in the country, and offers a variety of blog entries by many contributors  every day on national political subjects. My only […]

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Vote YES on Oregon 66 & 67 To Save Jobs

If you see the television ads or read the statements in the voter’s pamphlet in opposition to Oregon Ballot Measures 66 & 67, you would have the idea that if you vote yes on these measures that employers will have to lay off some number of their employees. This is not the case.  In most […]

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Vote YES on Oregon Ballot Measure 67

Most Oregon corporate businesses have been getting a free ride on their state tax bill for many years.  Oregon Ballot Measure 67 is an effort to fairly correct the loopholes that have allowed most every business to essentially avoid state corporate taxes.  It is time that we approve this common sense measure already passed by […]

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Vote YES on Oregon Ballot Measure 66

For at least the last 18 years, and historically for just about forever, we have heard the mantra for lower taxes.  I am sure that everyone would love to pay as little in taxes as possible.  It is natural:  We really want to pay out as little as possible for anything and everything.  There is […]

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On Health Care Reform

In all of the modern countries of the world, we the inhabitants of those countries can enjoy a variety of public services, paid for by our own tax money.  We all seem to recognize a common need for police and fire protection, as well as crews of paramedics.  For the common good, we educate our […]

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Well, it’s likely not the bubonic plague or anything like that.  It might feel like it, of course, but it isn’t. Really, I think I have the common cold.  In my 47 years of experience as a human, the symptoms I have seem to match up with that scenario.  But I have one other concern.  […]

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