[VIDEO] Oregon Legislators Dodge Ethics Questions

Published on Apr 10, 2014

Oregon state Senator Diane Rosenbaum and state Representative Carolyn Tomei try to intimidate a constituent, dodge his question, are caught lying about what transpired at the SB1551 hearing, and in the end threaten to kick out the videographer… All while never answer the original question, and, in turn, they refuse to condemn the unethical and shady behavior of Senator Floyd Prozanski leading up to and during the gun bill hearing, essentially meaning that they are OK with such shenanigans.

Visit www.2ndAction.org for a full account of the entire town hall.

Oregon: Consituents Voice Dissent At Merkley Town Hall

Published on Jan 3, 2014

After only answering a few questions from a room full of concerned Oregonians, Senator Jeff Merkley blathers on and is called out from folks in the crowd. Immediately after the event, one of the fed up citizens chats about Merkley’s disastrous record with Jeff Mapes from the Oregonian, one of Oregon’s largest newspapers.

h/t Laughing at Liberals

Robert Oscar Lopez: Life on GLAAD’s Blacklist

Published 12/27/13 on American Thinker
By
Robert Oscar Lopez

Readers will have to forgive me for sounding angry, but the recent news involving GLAAD has enraged me.  Mark Steyn‘s most recent piece in National Review sums up some of the worst aspects of the epic saga known as GLAAD v. Duck Dynasty.

Steyn resonates with me on one key point: yes, GLAAD is ridiculous and foolish.  We knew this.  But some conservatives who should know better are truly pathetic.  A National Review editor scolds Steyn for being “puerile,” while people on Fox News say that Phil Robertson should have been suspended.  Pusillanimous obeisance to false ideology isn’t exclusive to left or right.

A bunch of people on the left (see here and here) called GLAAD out, and I’m glad they did.  Yet a bunch of people on the right are still terrified of GLAAD, or else actually believe that it’s defamation to say negative things or think negative thoughts about homosexuality.

In case you don’t know the full extent of GLAAD’s fascism, let me tell you what GLAAD did to me.

I won’t hyperlink this, but if you go to GLAAD’s website and seek out their “commentator accountability project,” you will find my name.  This is GLAAD’s blacklist.  Within hours of GLAAD’s publication of my addition to the list, which amounts to an excommunication from polite society, an e-mail was sent to the president of my university, along with dozens of other high officials in California, with the announcement: ROBERT OSCAR LOPEZ PLACED ON GLAAD WATCH LIST.

The e-mail stated clearly that as a result of my being placed on this list, I would never get a direct interview in the United States.  (Whoever “they” are, they made good on the threat, because when I was brought onto Al Jazeera, they made sure that I was the only one critical of gay adoption, versus two hosts and two other panelists who were for it, and the host cut my microphone.)

According to the press release sent to my university, any media outlet introducing me would be bound to introduce me as an “anti-gay activist” certified by GLAAD as a bigot.  When I read the claims of this e-mail, I wondered if this would be true — would media in the United States really introduce me by saying I was certified as “anti-gay” by GLAAD?

Well, the answer to that question remains mostly unanswered.  Aside from that one fling on Al Jazeera, since GLAAD placed me on their blacklist, no secular media outlet has invited me on its show in the United States.  In-depth interviews with me have been broadcast in Chile, Russia, France, Ireland, and a number of other nations.  In the United States, Christian broadcasters like the American Family Association and Frank Sontag’s “Faith and Reason” show in Los Angeles have interviewed me.  And I’d been interviewed, prior to the GLAAD blacklisting, by Minnesota affiliates of NBC, CBS, Fox, and NPR, as well as a number of newspapers.  Since GLAAD’s blacklisting, none.

Prior to GLAAD’s blacklisting, I had received calls from people at universities discussing their interest in having me come to campus and give speeches.  Three were working with me to set up dates.  Since GLAAD’s blacklisting, none.  Those who had discussed this with me said point-blank that their superiors did not want to create controversy.

That is the power of GLAAD.  There are other people on the watch list — Maggie Gallagher, Ryan Anderson, and Robert George, all of whom I respect and all of whom make regular appearances on television.  When GLAAD excommunicates them, there might be some hurt feelings, but it isn’t quite the fatwa that it was for me.  These other traditionalist spokespeople have enjoyed some advantages: they are not part of the gay community themselves, and they belong to well-established conservative groups such as the Heritage Foundation.  So I surmise that for them, being blacklisted by GLAAD isn’t really the end of the world.

Being blacklisted by GLAAD was the end of my world.  (It just so happens I entered a new, happier one, but that doesn’t take away from the terror caused by their omerta.)  Even though I wrote The Colorful Conservative, I am too colorful for right-wing think-tanks, too vulgar for Beltway Republicans, too much a fan of Sarah Palin for the Big Boys down in D.C.  I’m too queer for the legit crowd, and GLAAD basically put the word out to the queers not to talk to me anymore.  Old friends and even some family members took GLAAD’s marching orders and have summarily cut me out of their lives.  And when I mean cut me out, I mean we will never be in the same room again.  One person very close to me, who works in the entertainment industry, was accosted at a dinner and told in no uncertain terms that if he didn’t join in denouncing me, he’d have difficulty finding work.  I was less important than his shot at getting better contracts — so gosh, I miss him.

I have only my tenure, my experiences, and my blog.  I’m not rich.  I’m not white.  I’m not straight.  I was raised by a lesbian and had to climb up to the humble perch where I am now, out of the lowest and smelliest swamps of gay America.  I was cursed with a lisp when I was young and never won respect for my writing as an adult.  Everything has always been a battle, just to survive — as it is for most gays outside the Beltway, by the way.  Somehow, amid the ravages of AIDS, homophobia, racism, class snobbery, bullying, and every possible disadvantage you can name (save perhaps sexism), I managed to make myself a writer, learn eight languages, write books, form a family, find a relationship with God, and last, get tenure.  It’s a rare professor who can say he survived a tenure review with as many adversaries as mine involved — which allows me the small pride of saying that as modest a place as CSU Northridge is, I really earned my keep.  The slightest blemish on my file would have sent me to the almshouse.

None of these difficulties was quite like what happened with GLAAD.  Though I am part of the LGBT community, I was deemed a “non-person,” someone invisible.  It’s easy to see why it was necessary, in a Machiavellian sense, for GLAAD to do this in 2013.  They have been using the image of “gay families” and “children of gay couples” to maximum advantage — in fact, in the latest iteration of GLAAD’s duel with Phil Robertson, GLAAD wants him to sit down and talk to “gay families.”  I am certain this will involve dragging some hapless child who doesn’t want to be there into a confab, where overbearing gay parents use the kid as a human shield.

America doesn’t know that this is part of same-sex parenting, because Americans have been blocked from hearing from me, Dawn Stefanowicz, Jean-Dominique Bunel, “Janna,” Manuel Half, Rivka Edelman, and the blogger known as “the Bigot” — just some of the many people I’ve come to know over the last year and a half, who have the human stories to dispel the myth that all is well with “gay families.”  This scares the crap out of people at GLAAD.  It scares the crap out of them that I’m a professor and fluent enough in the way research works to know that the “consensus” on same-sex parenting is a fraud.  It scares the crap out of them that I have a scholarly record in African-American Studies and queer readings of Thoreau and Whitman, so they can’t write me off as a wacko, unwashed homophobe.

It scares the crap out of them that I know they’re lying, and if people had a chance to hear me, they’d know, too.

So it’s easier to engage in a blackout: make a few phone calls, send out some press releases, marshal the usual success stories, trot out the starry-eyed youths with the “I Love My Two Dads” signs, and cue up some home videos of lesbian moms with toddlers.  Give them some of the razzle dazzle.

GLAAD is hoping that the current surge of anger over Phil Robertson will begin and end with Duck Dynasty, and then the rest of us who have been erased and whose lives have been destroyed by this totalitarian organization can be out of the way again.  Broom, meet rug — sweep the human waste underneath, march on to the next court case, and proclaim victory.

There’s only one way that GLAAD will come out of this kerfuffle unscathed — if you, the conservatives of America, let them.  Please don’t.  This is much bigger than one reality show.

Robert Oscar Lopez edits English Manif.

Little People, Big Lie – Obamacare Cancels Healthcare for Stars of “Little People, Big World”

Posted by Oregon Media Watchdog on Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Obamacare has forced the health care cancellation of the stars of the television show “Little People, Big World” according family patriarch and Oregon businessman Matt Roloff.

Matt Roloff

From Matt’s official Facebook page: “Today I got the dreaded letter in the mail telling us our company Health care plan is being eliminated. (Up to this point ..I thought it was just scare tactics) We’ve been paying our own Health Care for many, many years due to pre-existing conditions etc etc. Now they are forcing my provider to cancel me?? How is this reform? I thought it was suppose to help those that couldn’t afford care to find it… How is canceling those that can.. going to accomplish that?? I’m confused.”

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Matt is an American success story with a diverse career as an actor, author, farmer, speaker and businessman. He is best known for participating with his family on TLC’s “Little People, Big World” and beloved locally by thousands of visitors to their amazing farm. Matt, his wife Amy and one of their four children have dwarfism.

Sadly, this story is just one of millions playing out all over the country to Americans that were promised by President Obama that if they liked their insurance they could keep it. In this case, all we can say is “Little People, Big Lie”.

h/t Oregon Tea Party PAC

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Oregon Schools Chief Threatens Teachers Who Don’t Adhere to Common Core

Originally posted 10/14/13 by Victoria Taft at VictoriaTaft.com

It’s creepy enough knowing that the state wants to get a hold of your child in the womb and be responsible for them till college graduation.See the “All your kids belong to us” video here. 

“P-20,” (birth till grad school) “We have this P through 20 initiative, and it makes sooo much sense to me. It isn’t that we’ve just removed some of the barriers but we make it easier for our children in the state really to move from birth all the way to graduate school.”

Now, as parent and activist Jason Schmidt discovers (see his YouTube Channel here), schools chief Rob Saxton will not tolerate anyone who does not conform to Common Core standards. After all, the program represents, “[E]verybody collectively pulling in the same direction.”

Oregon was one of early adopters of Common Core. It's usually at forefront of most fads.

Oregon was an early adopter of Common Core. The state usually is at the forefront of most fads.

An attempt to carry out anything that is not or to have any teacher in your school, to have any counselor, to have any person in that program not carrying out the plan as intended is completely unacceptable.

Saxton (not to be confused with former Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron Saxton) told administrators at a Common Core presentation, 

Your job is to ensure that that [standards] is happening. If it is happening, I believe you will absolutely be successful. Especially if your plan is evidence based. But an attempt to carry out anything that is not or to have any teacher in your school, to have any counselor, to have any person in that program not carrying out the plan as intended is completely unacceptable.” [emph added]

And he gloats that the school plan basically shuts out oversight by the legislature,

The legislature does not have a choice to say ‘we’re not going to do this really well.’ And so, we kind of have them where we want ‘em at some point, but we also need to make sure that we convince them that our plans are correct and that they want to bring those funds to us, cuz they know that we’ll use them to very best effect.”

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Militant Cops Treating People as Enemy Combatants on the Battle Field Here in America

Militant Cops Treating People as Enemy Combatants on the Battle Field Here in America (via http://www.thebrennerbrief.com)

Militant cops using abusive techniques to lord it over average citizens… “Ashley Brooks said she was slammed to the ground by a San Diego police officer outside Qualcomm Stadium during a 2012 Chargers game. Brooks was being held against a concrete…

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High Time To Stop Dignifying Liberal Fraud

High Time To Stop Dignifying Liberal Fraud (via http://www.thebrennerbrief.com)

Among the most infuriating aspects of the leftist/Alinsky strategy is that it has been so effective, given it can only succeed with the tacit participation of its intended victim. On those occasions when a conservative, who has been targeted by the…

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Manhood 101 for feminists

A Voice for Men| August 6, 2013

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Feminists are at it again, demonstrating they are equal to men in strength and independence — by damseling themselves, threatening to cry and faint and never step up to prove their equalness again if men don’t start protecting them from harsh words typed from behind anonymous screen names on the interwebs.

You can get a sample of that kind of thinking in this video.

Once again, they need men to clear the way, not of wild beasts or indigenous savages or foreign attackers, but of misfits and teenagers with laptops and low social IQs. Only when this scurrilous plague is extirpated can this brand of woman prove she can do anything men can do, and do it better, and do it in heels.

Feminist woman has so much to say; so many emotions to emote, and she will stand behind it all like Joan of Arc, as long as there are men around to shut anyone up who gives her a hard time. Or who disagrees with her. Or who might look a little creepy.

Her censorship target célèbre this time is the social media website Twitter, where, like everywhere else online, there is no shortage of under-socialized, and likely underage incorrigible misfits who get a rise out of getting under the people’s skins. The thinner the skin, methinks, the better.

Nothing gets under the wafer-thin porcelain epidermis of a feminist quicker than rapey-tweets, which apparently have been coming in abundance.

Mind you, the feminists have reframed these comments into rape “threats,” which almost none of them are. But don’t worry, I won’t bore you long with such realities. The fact is that many of these comments do have a kind of rapey aura to them, which is by design since everyone knows that use of the “R” word outside PSAs for the sexual grievance industry makes feminists wilt like cheap flowers and put 911 on speed dial.

There are actually two phenomena at play here. One is the comments themselves, which we will get to in a minute, but the first one is what I like to call Watson’s Law. This is the principle that social power and dominance for feminist women as a class is roughly equal to a manufactured crisis multiplied by the energy expended by obsequious men to charge in and fix it.

We saw this law’s namesake, Rebecca Watson, pave the way for her sisters by taking a few internet comments and turning them into a security crisis for secular conferences, thereby thrusting her (with her enthusiastic consent) into the public limelight. Since then she can giggle and smile while complaining that she can’t make it through the parking lot at a secular gathering without being raped, or maybe even being invited to coffee.

Anita Sarkeesian was a quick study in Watson’s Law. She took the basic principles and put them to work for profit. Sarkeesian posted some pro-feminist drivel in an online community where she knew it would not be popular, then took the predictable rapey-beaty reactions, parlayed them into a threat narrative and used that to damsel herself in a Kickstarter. She shrewdly manipulated her way into 150 grand, with which she has made a couple of Youtube vids aimed at ultimately asserting feminist hegemony in the gaming world.

Not bad work if you can get it, and these women can.

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