11-18 to 11-22-2019: Bill Meyer’s Blog

11-18 to 11-22-2019
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Bill’s Guests: Friday, November 22, 2019

6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government joins the show for the Weekly Swamp Update. You can check out more from Rick, all over at: DailyTorch.com 7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you the Friday Outdoor Report. 7:35: Andrew Pollack, author of Why Meadow Died – The People and Policies that created Parkland’s Shooter and Endanger America’s Students talks with Bill. After the school shooting in Santa Clarita last week, the media blamed the NRA for a day and then moved on. As usual, it ignored the questions that matter to parents: why does this keep happening, and how can we stop it? Moving on without answers wasn’t an option for Andrew Pollack, who lost his daughter Meadow in the Parkland school shooting. Even as the media propped up student activists to leverage the tragedy for political gain, Andrew went on a mission to find every answer and tell parents what they need to know to keep their kids safe. In Why Meadow Died: The People and Policies that Created Parkland’s Shooter and Endanger America’s Students, Andrew teamed up with a renowned education expert, Max Eden, to investigate and expose everything that enabled the tragedy. They quickly realized that it was the most avoidable mass murder in American history. And scarier still: the policies that made it inevitable have spread to your child’s school.  8:10: Oregon State Senator Dennis Linthicum talks with Bill today. The Senator will speak at tomorrow’s Jackson County Republican Party 2020 election kickoff event 6-8:30 at the Roxy Ann Grange, 1850 Spring Street in Medford.

Bill’s Guests: Thursday, November 21, 2019

7:10: Adam Andrzejewski, CEO and Co-Founder of OpenTheBooks.com, a website that collects and collates public records in a large database for the people’s persusal, chats with Bill. OpentheBooks – The Largest Private Database of Public-sector Expenditures OpentheBooks announces its new website that makes it easier than ever for Americans to search and uncover facts, as well as comprehensive oversight reporting on things from the poop map of San Francisco to where the rats hang out in New York City—even Stephen Colbert had to talk about that one. Congress is not doing the business of the people—and whether it’s the call for transparency or ethics, OpentheBooks will keep talking about it and providing real facts, real data that really matters—even if Congress won’t. OpentheBooks.com is the largest private databases of government spending in the world. The mission: “Every dime, online, in real time.” This important work on behalf of the American taxpayer, has been featured on major news platforms such as C-Span, Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, NPR, Fox News and CNN. OpentheBooks By the Numbers:

·        $100 Billion—the binge spending for 2019 by the largest federal agencies;

·        60,000 Freedom of Information Act requests filed last year;

·        49 of 50 state checkbooks now open to the public;

·        111 investigations published at Forbes, with more than 5 MM page views;

·        5 pieces of legislation have been filed in Congress from OpentheBooks oversight;

·        1 new website that makes it easier than ever for anyone to search and find out facts, as well as comprehensive oversight reporting.

Go and check it out for yourself: OpenTheBooks.com 7:35: Randall Barrett, a local activist, joins Bill in studio to discuss Saturday evening’s Jackson County Republican 2020 Election Kickoff meeting and rally this Saturday night 6 to 8:30pm at the Roxy Ann Grange in Medford, 1850 Spring Street in Medford. 8:10: Luther Horsley, a party to the Klamath “Takings Lawsuit’ (taking of water rights/property) it’s a lawsuit which has dragged on for some 20 years. A decision last week went against the irrigators, and we’ll discuss what’s next.

Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

6:35: Eric Peters, the automotive journalist from EPAutos.com chats with Bill today. It’s Wheels Up Wednesday, with Eric Peters! For a good dose of Libertarian politics, opinion, and not to mention awesome reviews of the latest cars, trucks, SUVs and bikes, all you have to do is head on over to EPAutos.com. 7:10: Christine Rousselle, Catholic News Agency’s, Washington D.C. Correspondent talks with Bill today. It appears that Chick-Fil-A, the restaurant chain known for adhering to Christian values, and who will be coming to Southern Oregon soon, has stopped donating to two of the biggest, faith based charities that there are after years of criticism from the LGBTQ. As Catholic News Agency reports, the Chick-fil-A Foundation will no longer donate to the Salvation Army or to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes—organizations that both promote the Biblical belief that marriage is a union between one man and one woman. This decision was prompted after weeks of protests by LGBT rights activists against the fast-food chain for supporting such organizations that have been accused of harboring anti-LGBT views. 8:10: Will Reishman joins Bill in studio to discuss a bit of foreign policy news, but also – are people being sucked into buying gold “prematurely”?

Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, November 19, 2019

6:35: Phil Kerpen, President of American Committment chats with Bill to kick off the show. Phil poses the question whether a transparency rule for Big Tech would avoid the perils of more heavy-handed government regulation and dissipate the distrust coming from both the Left and Right?  We’ll discuss it. Read Phil’s op-ed right here: Transparency for Big Tech And, you can get more great information, all over at: AmericanCommittment.org 7:10: Steven Sabel, Information Coordinator for the City of Grants Pass talks with Bill. We’ll catch up on the latest from the City Council with Steve. 8:10: Charlotte Hays, Director of Cultural Programs with the Independent Women’s Forum talks with Bill today. Today, we’ll talk with Charlotte about Representative Elise Stefanik, and how she’s gone from an obscure New York Republican rep, to Impeachment hearings, superstar. Though Stefanik shied away from political grandstanding, and simply went for answers in her questioning, that didn’t stop ABC’s Chief Political Analyst, Matthew Dowd from blasting her on social Media. Dowd’s Tweet read: “Elise Stefanik is a perfect example of why just electing someone because they are a woman or a millennial doesn’t necessarily get you the leaders we need.” You can read the entire article below. Gutsy Woman: Rep. Elise Stefanik Emerges as Adept Questioner Get more great information, all over at: IWF.org

Bill’s Guests: Monday, November 18, 2019

6:35: Dr. Bruce L. Hartman, talks with Bill this morning. Today we discuss Dr. Hartman’s new book: But we’ll also talk with Dr. Hartman about an issue that happened right here in Oregon. CHICK-FIL-A FOOD TRUCK AT FOOTBALL GAME MAKES OREGON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FEEL “UNSAFE” About 100 students at an Oregon high school walked out of classes last week in support of the LGBTQ community after they said a series of events made students feel unsafe, including the presence of a Chick-fil-A food truck at home football games. The West Linn High School students, organized by the school’s Gender and Sexuality Alliance, walked out of school Friday to protest what they say is rising anti-LGBTQ sentiment on campus. GSA President Susie Walters, who organized the protest, told a local NBC affiliate that LGBTQ students have increasingly been the target of harassment and bullying at the school. Two recent incidents sparked the protest, including a transgender senior’s car being vandalized with the word “queer” on it and Chick-fil-A being invited as this season’s food vendor for home football games.–Washington Times You can read the entire article for yourself at the link below.

Chick-fil-A food truck sparks walkout at Oregon high school

Dr. Bruce L. Hartman is the Author of Jesus & Co. and founder of Gideon Partners, an advisory firm committed to “Walking with people into a brighter future” as they navigate life and career transitions and advance Christian values in the marketplace. A seasoned executive with over 30 years of success creating shareholder value for Fortune 500 firms. In May 2018, Bruce will receive his Doctorate degree in Ministry. An unusual blend of excellence in both the business world and Theology.  See more: BruceLHartman.com 7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you the Monday Outdoor Report. 8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law, local author and historian joins Bill in studio for this week’s edition of “Visiting Past & Present.” Check out more at: DennisPowersBooks.com

Alan DeBoer: Businessman & Community Leader

by Dennis Powers

Alan DeBoer was born in 1951 as one of six children (Sid, Bob, Alan; Phyllis, Nancy, and Janice) that Walt and Bernice DeBoer raised. The family had moved to Ashland in 1946, where Walt started Lithia Motors, a Chrysler-Plymouth dealership. Located in Ashland’s downtown Plaza and named after the town’s Lithia Springs, a grand total of 14 cars were sold in its first year. When struck by a car in 1968, Walt tragically died and his 25-year-old son, Sid, took over and ran the operations. Alan was then a teenager. Working with different partners over time, Alan DeBoer ran car dealerships, as well as in real estate and other ventures. In 1983, for example, he acquired a lapsed Subaru franchise and brought on Gregg Sorensen as general manager, who later on became a partner in the business and vice president. Then in 1985, Alan with Dave Mills and Dwayne Wallace bought Town and Country Chevrolet in Ashland (and later acquired Buick and Cadillac franchises). In 1990, they opened up Airport Chevrolet in Medford. Different dealership franchises came by, such as Dollar GMC/Oldsmobile, Volvo, and Mitsubishi. In 1995, Southern Oregon Subaru moved to Biddle Road’s auto row in a 38,000 square-foot building on 6.5 acres. This includes Airport Chevrolet (with Buick/GMC lines). In 2018, Dave Mills and other long-term partners sold their interests back to Alan DeBoer and his son (including Town and Country). Alan also made key property donations to projects such as the Rogue Community College/Southern Oregon University campus in downtown Medford. His real estate ventures presently include (among others) the shopping center next to Exit 24 in Phoenix. Additionally, he contributed well to community activities. He has served on the Ashland Community Hospital board, the Rogue Valley Area Commission on Transportation, the Mt. Ashland Ski Association board, and Ashland Airport Commission, among many others. This has resulted in his earning honors and awards from the Medford/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce (First Citizen’s Award), Southern Oregon University (the President’s Medal), Rogue Community College, Southern Oregon Historical Society, the Ashland Lions Club, Community Works, the Ashland Elks Lodge (Citizen of the Year), the Ashland YMCA, Rotary and the Ashland Chamber of Commerce (Citizen of the Year). He was a past president of the Oregon Automobile Dealers Association and runner-up finalist for the Time Magazine Quality Dealer of the Year. DeBoer served as the mayor of Ashland from 2000 to 2004 and as an Oregon State Senator from 2016 to 2018. Ashland resident Alan DeBoer obviously has a long-standing, standout history of community involvement and leadership as a business owner, volunteer, and elected official. Sources: Greg Stiles, “Wheels of Fortune,” Mail Tribune, May 16, 2003, at Car Dealership(s); Greg Stiles, “Alan DeBoer gets First Citizen Award,” Mail Tribune, September 14, 2012, at First Citizen Award; Mike McClain, “Dave Mills Embodies ‘Hard Work’ Ethic,’” Jacksonville Review, October 2018, at Auto Dealerships.

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