Category Archives: Portland and Metro

Area Republicans Go off the Rails in Light of Recent MAX Slayings

Cartoon by David Horsey @ 2014 Los Angeles Times

That Donald Trump’s campaign was based on fear, racism and sexism is a fact. This and his unlawful efforts since his inauguration have tarnished the brand of the Republican Party.

But Mr. Trump is not alone in efforts to appeal to fear. Multnomah County GOP Chair James Buchal told the Guardian (UK Newspaper) that recent street protests had prompted Portland Republicans to consider alternatives for safety, including relying on radical fringe groups. Continue reading

Ludlow Doubles Down on Keeping Clackamas Closed for New Jobs

By Craig Stephens

Smoke must be coming out of County Commission Chair John Ludlow’s ears as he realizes the fundamental contradiction with his own arguments, like a computer imploding in a sci-fi movie when dealing with an internal contradiction of logic.

In an opinion piece in the Nov. 21 Oregonian, Ludlow says that Clackamas County has the highest median family income and highest percentage of high school-educated residents. And yet it lacks jobs compared to other counties, forcing workers into long commutes to get to work. Continue reading

See the Movie ‘Citizen Koch’ on the Big Screen in Portland

“Citizen Koch,” an important new independent film about the impact of big money, unlimited election spending, and corporate personhood on our political system and on our society, is showing starting this week in Portland’s Cinema 21 Theatre. The movie is an up-to-date analysis of the money behind the tea party, the fracturing of the Republican Party. Buy tickets here.

Official Theatrical Trailer www.citizenkoch.com from Elsewhere Films on Vimeo.

Progressive Radio Is Back in Portland

blue micIt’s been one year and 101 days since Clear Channel unceremoniously booted Carl Wolfson and the progressive talk lineup off of KPOJ.

And now, starting this morning, Carl Wolfson is back on terrestrial radio at 91.1 FM KXRY every weekday from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Joining him in the lineup is Thom Hartmann, airing live from noon to 2 p.m. every weekday. Thom was the original local host on KPOJ way back in April 2005.

The new, local station will air a mix of progressive talk and music. Continue reading

New Progressive Radio Station — XRAY fm

blue micWhere you can now hear Progressive Radio 24 hours a day right on this website, former legislator and Portland mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith is working hard to bring progressive radio back to the Portland area airwaves. Calling their station XRAY fm, these folks are looking for financial support to get the ball rolling. Carl Wolfson, former KPOJ star of the lefty talk radio arena in Portland, is one of the talents they have lined up. Check this out.

Fun, Games, and Prizes at Our Democratic Golf Tournament

helicopter ball dropYou don’t have to be a professional golfer to win $1 million when you tee it up Sept. 18 at Stone Creek Golf Course in Oregon City for the fifth annual Tri-County Democratic Golf Tournament. There are a wealth of separate little contests and opportunities to win prizes in the scramble format. Consider:

The winner of the Closest to the Pin contest will earn the opportunity to hit one golf shot into the hole on a designated three-par hole at the conclusion of the tournament. If that person nails the shot they win $1 million. Second through fifth placers in the KP event will also get a shot at it, but their prize, if they knock it in, would be $50,000.

Probably the most unique event is the Helicopter Ball Drop. Continue reading