Tag: Oregon

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Tales from the Tabloids: What Was Lost Is Now Found

 

While skiing on Mt. Bachelor in eastern Oregon 27 years ago, Melissa de la Mare pulled off her mitten standing under the Pine Marten Quad. When she put her mitten back on and skied away, she unknowingly left behind her wedding ring in the snow. She never found it, despite asking around at the resort and even at pawn shops in Bend, the town where Mt. Bachelor is located.

Years later, in Alabama, Heather Langley had a friend who had a ring he had found while working at Mt. Bachelor. There were two sets of names and wedding dates engraved in the ring, but since they were only first names, he had no information about who those people might be. Langley is a jewelry maker herself, and the two sets of names made it clear to her that this was a special ring with a lot of meaning to someone. She asked her friend if she could try to track down the owners, and he agreed.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Police, Andy Ngo, and, Antifa Violence in Portland, OR

 

This past weekend, a quiet, unassuming journalist, Andy Ngo, was roughed-up and badly injured by an Antifa mob in Portland. That was bad enough in itself, but multiple media outlets note that the Portland Police seem to have stood by and let it happen. There have been a number of stories lately about the Portland Police’s passive attitude toward Antifa thugs who bring their brand of “demonstrations” to downtown Portland often. So, the well-known Leftists who run Portland (and Seattle, for that matter), who constantly deplore all sorts of violence, don’t seem to mind this kind of violence.

Well, this particular journalist is fighting back. He has lawyered-up and is planning to sue any and all organizations who contributed to his injuries. More power to him, and may he be successful.

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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48737711 Not going to try to explain (essentially, in protest against Democrat rammed climate change proposal)….should Ricochetti support fining them for abandoning their duty to vote…. or contribute to the fundraiser to help pay their fines? More

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“If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand.” — Milton Friedman

Not too long ago, it was mentioned that Oregon had passed legislation to implement statewide Rent Control. This was in response to a crisis in affordable housing. The state government, presently run by a Democrat governor and supermajority in legislature, saw this as a move to curb the rising costs of housing, mostly in the Portland metro area. As far as I can tell, no one has reported a housing shortage over in Baker City, but the state government clearly knows better. It has run full tilt in spite of common sense warnings from anyone remotely familiar with economics. Once again, facts don’t matter if you are “morally right,” or something like that.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley’s decision to not run in 2020 but ask if his announcement was really necessary since very few Americans have any idea who he is. They also take a deep breath of fresh air as Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw gives […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Oregon Bureaucrats Play Politics with School Ratings

 

OPB on Oregon school ratings:

The full summaries of Oregon school ratings are out, after attempts to delay their release until after the November election drew public outcry this week.

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OPB on Portland City Council candidates. OPB characterizes Smith as establishment but not Hardesty who served two terms in the Oregon House, was an aide to the county Chair, and led the Oregon NAACP. How is that not also establishment? Both candidates seem to be aware that rent control makes things worse but are afraid […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America begin by reflecting upon the grim news that Sen. John McCain will discontinue treatment for brain cancer. Then they tackle three good martinis, starting with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi insisting she will run for Speaker of the House if Democrats win the majority, […]

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What is Oregon Governor Kate Brown talking about here? Most of us probably struggle to convey our religious beliefs but she almost sounds like she has never given it any thought. Giving some rambling response about spirits and yoga when asked about your religious beliefs is…quite Portland. Brown seems, for some reason, unwilling to acknowledge […]

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The deep, deep-blue state of Oregon was settled by heroic pioneers who crossed the vast interior of the country in primitive wagons facing deprivation, harsh weather, and violent attacks from indigenous peoples. Their descendants now panic at the thought of pumping their own gasoline.

Oregon is one of two states where self-service gas stations have been illegal (New Jersey is the other). Motorists are not allowed to pump their own gas because the act of putting gasoline into an automobile is one of those highly technical, very tricky tasks that requires a highly trained professional fuel handler to perform, according to their elected officials. (I’m surprised they don’t require their pump jockeys to finish a two-year degree and an extensive certification process.) However, Oregon recently passed a law allowing some gas stations in the hick parts of the state to offer self-service.

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So Oregon is now supplying free abortions?? For Everyone More

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Ian Tuttle of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America cheer the resignation of Alabama GOP Gov. Robert Bentley and a new poll showing the nation’s ten most popular governors are all Republicans. They also get to the bottom line of what went wrong on the United Airlines flight – quick escalation of hostilities and a failure to let capitalism solve the problem. And they get a kick out of Oregon possibly removing a ban on dueling from the state constitution.

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Elections and Cakes Have Consequences

 
Brad Avakian
Brad Avakian, the Democrat who lost his race to be Oregon’s Secretary of State.

The dust is settling on election season, mostly. The Democrats have been doing their best to kick it up as much as they can in the presidential election, but that’s proving to have dubious results at best. Of course in the states, the Democrats have lost a lot of ground. In many ways, they are being pushed back to their coastal strongholds to lick their collectivist wounds. But even those are not safe. Though Oregon is mostly a one-party state, and almost all major offices are held by Democrats, Republican Dennis Richardson managed to take the Secretary of State’s office in a race against Brad Avakian.

That last name might be familiar to you if you’ve followed social politics at all. Brad Avakian is the administrator who was knee-deep in the Cake Wars here in Oregon. He was the one who ruled against Aaron and Melissa Klein who owned Sweet Cakes by Melissa – the same Kleins who refused to make a wedding cake for a same sex couple.

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The date remains Sunday, July 10. Time is around noon, or whenever you get there. The park has only a small parking area, so the earlier the better. Ray and I are coming from Everett. All Washington and Oregon Ricochetti are invited to bring the kids, bring a picnic lunch (and a camera for the […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Cruz Cedes OR, NM Primaries to Kasich; Focuses on Indiana (UPDATE: Trump Responds)

 

Jeff Roe, Cruz for President’s campaign manager released the following statement late Sunday:

Having Donald Trump at the top of the ticket in November would be a sure disaster for Republicans. Not only would Trump get blown out by Clinton or Sanders, but having him as our nominee would set the party back a generation. To ensure that we nominate a Republican who can unify the Republican Party and win in November, our campaign will focus its time and resources in Indiana and in turn clear the path for Gov. Kasich to compete in Oregon and New Mexico, and we would hope that the allies of both campaigns would follow our lead. In other states holding their elections for the remainder of the primary season, our campaign will continue to compete vigorously to win.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. 1 Dead, 1 Injured as Authorities Confront Oregon Occupiers

 

The standoff at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is over:

One person died and at least five others were taken into custody Tuesday when authorities confronted an armed protest group responsible for a nearly month-long occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in central Oregon, officials said.

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My family used to live smack dab in the middle of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, the largest wilderness area in the lower 48 states. And the Feds hated us. It was surely mutual. They pulled out no stops in trying to get us to leave and sell. They would, illegally, arbitrarily close off access by road […]

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At the time of this writing on Thursday evening, very little is known about the sicko who shot up a community college in Oregon (which had no armed security), snuffing out lives and dreams before the police ended his spree. We know that the shooter (whose name we won’t repeat here) was 26 years old, […]

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I saw these two articles side-by-side on the front page of the business section of The Oregonian on Friday, 11-Sept-2015. I wonder if the placement was intentional? More

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As news broke of Oregon allowing 15-year-olds to receive tax-payer funded sex change surgery without parental notification, school choice still remains a controversial issue in the state. Some states in the forefront of educational reform have charters, ESAs, tax credits, and even vouchers for the needy. Neither ESA nor tax credit legislation has ever made it to […]

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