…And There Was Much…Mocking…Again…

[THIS IS NOT NEWS] Oregon continues to be the laughing stock of the nation.


It seems that my state – full of beautiful forests, majestic coastlines and abundant natural resources – is best known  for the progressive malarkey that passes for governance in Salem. Truth be told, said malarkey is primarily foisted upon the rest of us by two blue dots that occupy some “relatively” small real estate along the I-5 corridor – namely Portland and Eugene. This is a source of much consternation to those of us who also happen to reside in the general vicinity of these blue islands and generally pisses the hell out of most of the rest of the state. Given the huge numbers of progressives/liberals/anarchists/Maoists/Stalinists/Socialists/Democrats etcetera, etcetera… who share this space with us, it is incumbent on us [for the sake of brevity, let's just call us...the sane] to share stories like this [language alert]:

John Oliver and Lisa Loeb mock failure of coveroregon.com in song: ‘You f*cking idiots’ 
By Tom Boggioni
Monday, April 28, 2014 7:24 EDT

Sunday night, John Oliver mocked the state of Oregon over the failure of its coveroregon.com healthcare website, using pop singer Lisa Loeb to parody one of the state’s cutesy advertisements for the program with a backdrop spelling out: ‘You f*cking idiots.’

Oliver, on his new HBO show Last Week Tonight, pointed out that Oregon has shut down its balky healthcare exchange website – sending Oregonians to the federal website instead – after spending $248 million on it.

“That has got to be a bitter pill to swallow for the people of Oregon,” Oliver said. “Or it would be if they could get the pill, which they can’t, because their shitty website is broken.”

Oliver pointed out that $3 million went to producing very-Oregonian commercials – showing a portion of one – before grimacing and saying, “We get it Oregon, you people live in a cartoon. Your mountains are breathtaking, your coffee is fair trade, and everywhere you go you hear the sound of f*cking ukuleles.”

With the help of Loeb, Oliver created a parody sing-along commercial to convey to the people of Oregon how costly the failed website program was.

Sample lyrics: ‘You stupid Oregon idiots, you human Pinterest boards. Your passion for cuteness might kill your whole state. So long, Oregon.’

Here is what $40 and an afternoon in West Salem produced: A Beethead Media  video that puts the obscenely overpriced “professional” advertisements to shame.

These are some 20-something chaps who didn’t buy into the Cover Oregon ruse from the get go and went to work making a rebuttal video that is leaps and bounds better than the drivel that ultimately cost Oregon taxpayer’s upwards of $3 MILLION!

Oregon taxpayers are on the hook [again] for another progressive pipe dream. A boondoggle of epic proportions that has cost our state millions with nothing to show for it but mocking articles and buckets of flop sweat from Democrats running for office. Jolly good show!


[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.

[VIDEO] Ashland, OR: Straight-faced man makes epic mockery of city council over gun ban

Published February 9, 2014 By

Some Oregon elected officials considering a ban on loaded guns in public were mocked mercilessly for the proposal. An Ashland, Ore., resident on Monday used “satire to point out the idiocy of the proposed ordinance” to City Council members, according to a video posted by Guns Save Lives. Oregon is an open-carry state, which means no license is required unless carrying a concealed firearm. The city of Portland passed its own ordinance prohibiting loaded guns in public places, and the Oregon Supreme Court upheld the law, according to the ABA Journal. Ashland is proposing a ban similar to Portland’s, the Ashland Daily Tidings reported. The resident speaking before the City Council said he represents Citizens for a Really Safe Ashland, explaining that his group wants to “capitalize on the desire to act in a timely manner, or even in a knee-jerk, expedited manner, to introduce a comprehensive public safety ordinance that, while perhaps not actually addressing any genuine or legitimate issues, does serve to promote a divisive and partisan agenda.”

He then offered a few suggestions on how to make the city “really safe.” The group “mocks knee-jerk gun control laws to the point of absurdity,” Dan Cannon wrote in Guns Save Lives. “How he kept a straight face the entire time is beyond me.”

Originally Published at BizPacReview

[VIDEO] Salem, OR: Governor’s Gestapo Intimidates Citizen At Gun Bill Hearing

Casey Runyan voices his protest over the admittance of Mark Kelly‘s testimony. He is promptly silenced by the committee chair Floyd Prozanski, and then deals with the stare down by Oregon State Police and Governor John Kitzhaber’s security detail.

h/t Laughing at Liberals

[VIDEO] Salem, OR: Shooting Victim’s Family Sets Record Straight

Today’s hearing in Salem, Oregon on SB 1551, Senator Prozanski’s gun registration expansion, was an enlightening look at how the left and the right view the gun control vs. gun rights issue. Former astronaut, Mark Kelly, husband of former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, provided a little celebrity cache to the hearing but, it was the personal testimony of dozens of regular Oregonians that dominated the proceedings. While gun owners are often referred to as a “vocal minority,” the sign-up sheets for testimony showed 19 people in support of the bill, with 28 opposed.

Portland media outlets were out in full force today and the nightly news broadcasts are peppered with snippets from today’s testimony. What you won’t see in the MSM is the full testimony from impassioned Oregonians who got up at the crack of dawn to make sure they got on the list to testify. Here is the first of five videos recorded today in Salem.

The anti gun crowd continue to use the death of Jessie Doyle as a reason to support more gun controls. Jessi’s brother in law, Chris Cochran, sets the record straight.

h/t Laughing at Liberals

Gabby Gifford’s husband Mark Kelly Wants to Take Away Gun Rights

This photo from the Portland Police Bureau Central Precinct Range  shows Mr. Gabby Giffords firing off a few rounds – was this before or after he testified against Oregonian’s Second Amendment rights.

Mark Kelly had no compunction about coming to Salem, Oregon today to join the likes of Gov. John Kitzhaber and Sen. Floyd Prozanski, D- Eugene to speak in favor of taking away my rights and require expanding background checks to private gun sales. He has the unmitigated gall to argue that making me, a woman, defenseless is the right thing to do and sees nothing wrong with requiring me to provide all manner of  information if I buy or sell a gun privately.

Can One Person Make A Difference? In Oregon?

Casey Runyan is an ordinary guy from Reedsport, Oregon, he asked himself that question and decided, yes, he can! Casey has thrown his baseball cap into the ring and decided to run for State Representative in Oregon House District 9, an area of Oregon that covers Coos Bay to Yachats and everywhere in between. Will he win? Maybe. Will he make a difference? Yeah, he will. He’ll make a difference because he took a step, chose to put himself on the line, and he’s pushing back. You can make a difference too, magnify your voice and choose to get connected, get educated and get involved!

h/t Daylight Disinfectant

Oregon: Kevin Starrett’s Call To Action!: Prozanski Is A Liar! [FULL TRANSCRIPT]

Published on Jan 20, 2014

“Make Your Voice Heard!”: Kevin Starrett called out Oregon’s controversial “gun grabbing” Senator Prozanski by name at Sunday’s gun rally.

Dateline Portland Oregon – Sunday January 19, 2014: Kevin Starrett the Director of Oregon Firearms Federation gave a rousing speech at yesterday’s “We the People Defend the Constitution” Gun Rally held at the Salem State Capitol. Despite the bitter cold, damp, weather a sizable crowd gathered to support the Constitution and in particular the Second Amendment. This year Oregon legislators such as Senator Floyd Prozanski seek to to curtail gun owners rights through a massive registration process intent on disabling honest law-abiding citizens from protecting themselves and their. I’ve created the full transcript below and it is a MUST READ, in addition to watching the video itself. Kevin’s speech in the video is provided uncut and unedited.


“There’s three kinds of people in the world: there’s the people who watch things happen, the people who make things happen and the people who stand back and say “what the hell just happened.” And you’re the people that make things happen. We’re going to make things happen. You know what’s happening in this building now. You know what they’re trying to do to make a bill that would make it illegal to give a gun to you best friend, but at the permission of the police. You could give a gun to your gay lover but you couldn’t give a gun to the woman you lived with. You could give a gun to your nephew but he couldn’t give it back.

This stuff is insane. They say it’s to prevent felons from having guns. But you know what happens when a felon tries to buy a gun and he’s denied? Nothing. Alright? This legislation is intended to attack you. And you are going to be lied to about it. On Friday when they held a hearing on this bill the hearing was to determine that the bill would be introduced as a committee bill. And what that means is that nobody wanted to put their name on it.

And the person who’s responsible for the bill who doesn’t want his name on it, Senator Floyd Prozanski looked us all in the eye and said, “This is not a registration bill.” This is a bill that requires you give the state police your name, your address, all your personal information, all of the personal information of the person you’re giving the gun to, and the make model caliber and serial number of the gun. And this is not a registration bill?

He’s a Liar [Prozanski]. And he will continue to lie to you. And we all have to be extremely active and make sure they all know where we stand. With every tool we have. If you’re not registered to vote, register to vote. Please vote. Use social media. Get our alerts. It’s free just go to our web site and you’re gonna know what’s happening. Make sure you make your voice heard. Last year we beat all 4 anti-gun bills because people like you stood up and made a lot of noise. We’re gonna do it again.

Remember last year in the Senate we had one pro-gun Democratic Senator, Betsy Johnson. She deserves a lot of credit for standing up to the enormous assault she took from her caucus. So she’s a real hero to us. There’s some Demoocrats in the house who are real heroes to us as well, but the people who are going to make this happen are going to be you. And Every single one of you has the ability to do amazing things and it doesn’t take long.

Make your voice heard. Use Twitter and Facebook, get on our web site, and we’re going to win! Thanks for coming out people!

h/t Daylight Disinfectant