Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

Vote NO on Oregon Ballot Measure 73

It has been popular for politicians who want to show that they are tough on crime to file petitions which raise the minimum sentences that a judge would be able to prescribe to a given felon for a particular crime.  Historically, some of these have passed and some have not.  Oregon Ballot Measure 73 is […]

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Vote YES on Oregon Ballot Measure 70

Oregon Ballot Measure 70 is one of three amendments to the Oregon Constitution that were referred from the legislature for approval by the voters.  While I am somewhat careful in how I look at any attempt to amend the constitution, these amendments are all small changes that will modernize the constitution without making drastic changes.  […]

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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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Oregon Election Day Alert

Tuesday, May 18 is Primary Election Day in Oregon. However, you will probably want to act ahead of time to make sure your vote counts. In Oregon, your Vote-By-Mail ballot must be returned to your County Elections Office by 8:00 PM on Election Day. You may put it in the mail, but it must actually […]

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Our Christian Republican Senators

31“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. 32All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33He will put the sheep […]

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Spontaneous Demonstrations for Healthcare Reform

I have been thinking a lot about the health care “debate” that has been going on in this country lately.  The most significant part of the debate is not IF we need health care reform, but how to do it, and just how soon it can happen. In my opinion, this is one of the […]

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Obama’s Refreshing Admission

After eight years of President George W Bush and his unwillingness to admit any kind of mistake, I was getting used to the fact that perhaps our leaders were al so set in their ways that they could admit no wrong.  Bush would rather have seen the country dissolve into a mess than admit a […]

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The King is Dead, Long Live the President

As we approach the time where Barack Obama finally gets to step up to the presidency, it is with joy that an era has ended, and joy that a new era is beginning.  We are ending a time where the stage was set for economic and social failure.  Indeed, we now have the opportunity to […]

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Weekly News Roundup 1/18/09

This week I am starting a project that I have wanted to do for a while.  There are lots of stories out there that I would like to comment on, but don’t quite seem to measure up to needing a whole blog entry at the time.  Besides, I wanted a way to make sure I […]

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Vote YES on Oregon Ballot Measure 56

Oregon Ballot Measure 56 is probably the most important of the ballot measures to be voted on in the November 2008 elections.  This constitutional amendment fixes a problem that was brought on by the passing of a previous constitutional amendment a number of years ago. Oregon Ballot Measure 56 is a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment which, […]

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