Oregon School Children used to Shill for School Based Clinics

This video was taken in Salem, Oregon at the capitol on March 14, 2013.  We decided to stroll up and ask some questions – the answers get really interesting at the 3:00 mark of the video. Initially,  a young woman began to answer our questions but very quickly she was pulled back so a staffer could take control. The staffer proceeds to explain that Multnomah County has very different values and politics and as such, makes decisions for school based health clinics based upon those values and politics.  The audio is not great but you can still understand, turn up on the volume on your speakers when listening. There were a lot of high school students milling around so there was quite a bit of back ground noise.

There were many children present at this school based health clinic booth that were brought in by the bus load. At least three school buses were seen in the capitol parking lot that Thursday. Interesting to note that after many of these children were set loose in the capitol with their talking points, a charter bus full of Planned Parenthood folks showed up and followed right behind the kids as they talked to legislators. Coincidence?

Thanks to Carlton Tilley for taking the video

A “Kangaroo Townhall” Won’t Help the CRC

Originally posted on Clark County Conservative:

We’re all familiar with the term, Kangaroo Court meaning “a mock court in which the principles of law and justice are disregarded or perverted.” Maybe it is time we also applied it to townhalls by elected officials who have no intent to listen to constituents and instead seem to think they have to sell us on a defective project the majority of their constituents’ have indicated they do not want.

A Townhall is supposed to be an “informal public meeting where everybody in a town community is invited to attend, voice their opinions, and hear the responses from public figures and elected officials about shared subjects of interest.”

But as we continue to see, many of those elected officials appear reluctant to listen to constituents areas of concern in Washington State 49th Legislative District, especially where the overly ambitious Columbia River Crossing Project is concerned.

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Feminists and Political Candidates Kumbaya on Oregon Capitol Steps

Numerous Oregon Democratic candidates for office, union representatives, and assorted professional victims held a rally today on the Capitol steps, accompanied by an American flag, altered to proudly display the “woman” symbol. An amalgam of blatant political pandering, shrieking protests, and bad feminist poetry resounded from the Capitol block of Court Street downtown. Continue reading