5-30 to 6-1-2018
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Bill’s Guests for: Friday, June 1, 2018:
6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government joins Bill from Washington D.C. AKA “The Swamp,” for this week’s, Swamp Update.
8:10: Horace Cooper, Senior Fellow with the National Center for Public Policy Research talks with Bill today.
Today, we’re discussing an article, posted at the National Center for Public Policy Reasearch’s website:
Horace is also the Co-Chairman of Project 21: The Black Leadership Network. He is also a legal commentator. Not only that, Horace has taught constitutional law at George Mason University in Virginia and was a senior counsel to U.S. House Majority Leader Dick Armey.
Find out more at: NationalCenter.org.
Bill’s Guests for: Thursday, May 31, 2018:
6:35: Julie Gunlock of the Independent Women’s Forum chats with Bill today. Today, we’ll be talking with Julie about the recent wave of opiod crisis lawsuits.
In a desperate attempt to fill their empty coffers and convince voters they are doing something — anything — to stop the current opioid abuse epidemic, hundreds of cities, counties, Native American tribes and hospitals are suing pharmaceutical companies for their role in the opioid abuse crisis.
But even if they succeed, it’s unlikely these lawsuits will do anything to curb the opiod abuse problem.
Jennifer Braceras, Senior Fellow at Independent Women’s Forum, writes in her latest blog post.
[W]ith more than 1,100 lawyers representing the parties, any settlement will be diluted by paying out legal fees to scores of attorneys before ever reaching the government. And what money does find its way into government coffers is likely to be used not for public health efforts, but rather to close current budget deficits. This is precisely what happened with the tobacco settlements, in which only a tiny fraction of the billions of dollars that tobacco companies paid to state governments was spent on prevention.
In March, CNBC reported President Donald Trump’s suggestion that the federal government might join efforts to sue drug companies and distributors.
It shouldn’t because, as Margaret Little notes, it is the public that ultimately pays the price in the form of “vastly higher pharmaceutical prices, which can only have a deleterious effect on already out of control health care costs and a struggling economy.”
Find out more at: IWF.org.
7:35: Jim Ludwick with Oregonians for Immigration Reform talks with Bill. The University of Oregon is suing OFIR for it’s use of the “O” and we’ll also discuss the continuing fight against Oregon’s “sanctuary” cities.
You can find out more at: OregonIR.org.
8:10: Mr. X, crack researcher, expert on Green Mafia shenanigans, friend of the Bill Meyer Show and all around nice guy, leaves his hidden Southern Oregon bunker and joins Bill in studio today.
Mr. X will have the rundown of last night’s Talent Town Hall meeting on smart meters.
8:35: Capt. Bill Simpson, retired U.S. Merchant Marine officer, emergency preparedness expert, journalist and outdoorsman talks with Bill from Siskiyou County today.
Now that fire season is looming on the horizon, Capt. Bill is here to talk about a “Let It Burn,” proponent that will be speaking in Medford tonight!
Read more from Capt. Bill at: MyOutdoorBuddy.com.
Bill’s Guests for: Wednesday, May 30, 2018:
6:35: Matt Philbin, Managing Editor for MRC Culture chats with Bill. ABC ended up canceling right-wing television show “Roseanne,” after the lead actress, Roseanne Barr, released a series of tweets aimed at Chelsea Clinton, George Soros, Valerie Jarrett and CNN’s Chris Cillizza. One tweet said, “Chelsea Soros Clinton”, implying that the daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton was married to a nephew of Liberal megadonor George Soros, she later retracted her comment after realizing it wasn’t true. Another tweet joked that if the Muslim brotherhood and planet of the apes had a baby, the offspring would resemble former Obama senior advisor Valerie Jarrett.
Earlier this year, ABC’s The View cohost Joy Behar made controversial remarks about Vice President Mike Pence’s faith. Will ABC treat controversial liberals like Behar the same way going forward?
Read the article for yourself: “Roseanne Cancelled Following Tweet On Valerie Jarrett.”
7:10: Eli Dimitru, a concerned citizen, who is encouraging people to attend the smart meter meeting in Talent this evening.
You can learn more about the cause at: Freedom2SayNo2SmartMeters.org.
7:35: Lt. Kerry Curtis of the Medford Police Department drops by the studio to bring to you the Crime Stoppers Case of The Week.
8:10: Gary Leaming from the Oregon Department of Transportation drops by the studio. Today, we’ll get an update on the various road projects going on around the area. Also, we’ll take your calls on roads and other issues.
8:35: Lee Greene and Tom Lowell of JCConcerts, along with members of Sonido Alegre: Charles Guy, Linda Powers and David Bolen join Bill, live in studio for today’s edition of “Whose Business Is It Anyway?”
Get show dates and tickets at: JCConcerts.org.
Bill’s Guests for: Friday, May 25, 2018:
6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government joins the show. It’s the latest of the week from The Swamp, or Mordor on The Potomac! We’ll be talking North Korea and more.
Check out more at DailyTorch.com.
7:15: Eric Peters, automotive journalist and Libertarian thinker talks with Bill. Well, it appears that Green Mafia darling Elon Musk is at it again! But this time, it may be his undoing.
Read Eric’s article: “Elon’s Undoing”
Also, don’t forget you can read Eric’s reviews of the latest cars, trucks, SUV’s and bikes, all over at: EPAutos.com.
8:10: Dr. Richard Alan Miller author and researcher, reveals a depth of knowledge and experience in Alternative Agriculture, Physics, and Metaphysics. Miller began working in the secret world of Navy Intel (Seal Corp. and then MRU) in the late 60s, and now has amazing experiences and conclusions to share.
We’ll be talking today about the rise of Smart Meters, and the rollout of the 5G wireless network, to which, Dr. Miller is a critic.
You can check out more at: RichardAlanMiller.com.
Bill’s Guests for: Thursday, May 24, 2018:
7:10: Randal O’Toole, a Senior Fellow with the Cato Institute chats with Bill today. Randall is also the author of “Gridlock: Why We’re Stuck in Traffic and What To Do About It.” Randall says that we should stop subsidizing mass transit. We’ll tell you why.
Read Randall’s article about the subject: “Why We Need to Stop Subsidizing Public Transit.”
Find out more at Cato.org.
8:10: Gary Lake, former Karuk Tribe of California council member and member of the Shasta Nation & John Martinez, also a member of the Shasta Nation chats with Bill. Gary has more information on the controversial effort of the Ruffey Rancheria to regain federal recognition via HR 3535. Gary says that there’s even an Iraq connection with this Ruffey Rancheria. We’ll discuss it. Gary and John want a full investigation into this thing before any federal recognition can take place.
Documents from Gary Lake which we were discussing:
Bill’s Guests for: Wednesday, May 23, 2018:
6:35: Al Perotta, Managing Editor over at TheStream.org, and co-author of the new book: “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration,” chats with Bill. Al writes about his new book right here:
All of us are decedents of immigrants. Al notes, “When it comes to the immigration debate I’d argue most Americans…simply want to say to those who are hoping to enter the country, “Stay on the Path!” We’ve built a path to the door and beyond the door is the American Dream. Just stay on the path.”
Al writes our ancestors were coming in search of a better life, “Just an opportunity to make a better life — an American life — for their families. They pushed and scraped. They hung on when so many others who came over from Europe returned home. They did not wave the flags of their native country while demanding more and more from the citizens of their new country.”
Get your copy by clicking right HERE, or wherever books are sold!
7:10: Melissa Henson, Program Manager with the Parent’s Television Council chats with Bill.
The Parents Television Council issued an urgent warning to parents and schools about the content found in Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” Season 2, which was just released on the platform last Friday, and has called on Netflix to pull the series entirely because of the potentially harmful content.
The second season of “13 Reasons Why” picks up with a lawsuit brought by the family of Hannah Baker against the school for failing to protect their daughter, and the many lives impacted by Hannah’s suicide. As the story unfolds, viewers learn about a pattern of coercive and predatory sexual behavior by the “jocks” against many female students at the school; the administration prioritizing and protecting the athletics program at the expense of the emotional and physical well-being of many of the students; and the “system’s” (school guidance counselors, teachers and administrators; parents; the criminal justice system) consistent failure to protect the kids who were being bullied and abused. One of the horrifying moments in the series is a group of boys sodomizing a teenage boy with a mop handle. This character is then shown plotting revenge by planning a school shooting.
“Netflix has delivered a ticking time bomb to teens and children who watch ’13 Reasons Why.’ The content and thematic elements of the second season are even worse than we expected. We would have liked to have 13 reasons for hope and redemption following the graphic suicide of the lead female teen character, but rather than providing a path forward, the season only provides cause for despondency,” said PTC President Tim Winter.
You can read the article for yourself: “Urgent Warning to Parents and Schools About Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” Season 2.”
7:35: Sgt. Julie Denney of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office drops by the studio, to bring to you the Crime Stoppers Case of The Week.
Bill’s Guests for: Tuesday, May 22, 2018:
6:35: Sally Pipes, President and CEO of the Pacific Research Institute chats with Bill today. We’re discussing Sally’s article at Forbes.com:
Senators Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., recently introduced the “Choose Medicare Act,” which would give every American the option to buy into Medicare. Their colleagues have already rolled out three other bills that would provide for a more limited Medicare buy-in, a Medicaid buy-in, and a full-fledged, government-run, single-payer system.
All of these bills would lead to the same inevitable outcome — a federal takeover of the nation’s healthcare system. Each of the government-sponsored buy-in plans could operate at a loss indefinitely. Private insurers don’t have that luxury; they’d ultimately go out of business.
You can learn more about Sally and her works at: EncounterBooks.com.
7:35: State Representative Sal Esquivel calls into the show to bring to you the latest on the Special Session of the Oregon Legislature.
8:10: Sharon Lee, of the Southern Oregon Lyme Disease Support Group joins Bill in studio. We’ll be talking about tickborne diseases and how to treat them. Here are some documents you can look at, that are loaded with great information on ticks and lyme disease:
Bill’s Guests for: Monday, May 21, 2018:
6:35: Dr. Joshua Estrin Ph D. a leading conflict analysis expert, talks with Bill today. Today we’re talking about, yet another, shooting at a government school, this time in Santa Fe, Texas. Despite the student protests and focus on assault weapons, school shootings are still happening. For all the talk of making our schools safe, they are not. There are still security failures. Parents fear every day if their child will make it home. Can anything be done to make our schools safe? Do we have to think that a potential school shooting is now the new reality? Can anything be done?
Dr. Estrin says that this is not about gun control as many have argued including the students but rather a failure in the approach to security. He says over and over there have been glaring and major lapses with security that allowed these events to happen and they are never fixed. Even though, he personally favors gun control, Dr. Estrin says that is not even an issue. The issue that must be fixed are glaring failures in security and security protocols.
Learn more about Dr. Estrin at his website: sa-estrin.com.
7:15: Jered Gritters, Director of Cascade Christian High School’s Vo-Tech Program. In the wake of the rejection of the Medford School District’s bond measure, what other options are there? We’ll talk with Jered Gritters, who will tell you how Cascade Christian teaches vocational and technical training.
8:10: Dr. Dennis Powers, retired Professor of Business Law and local historian drops by the studio for today’s edition of “Visiting Past & Present.” This week:
The Boatnik Celebration of Grants Pass
The activities start Thursday evening at the park with food, rides, games and activities. Friday usually includes a fireworks display on the river. Saturday starts with the Boatnik parade that ends at Riverside Park; activities continue there over the weekend with sprint and drag boat racing, carnival rides, arts and crafts, a pizza eating contest, Bingo, food vendors, and numerous other events. On Memorial Day, the Tom Rice Memorial White Water Hydroplane Race is on. This event is named after Tom Rice, a local State Marine Deputy who was very well liked, highly regarded, and lost his life in a 2002 helicopter crash on the river. More activities, a free sundae giveaway, and a second night of fireworks follow.
All of the funds raised from Boatnik by the nonprofit Active Club are earmarked for an impressive list of recipients. In supporting different programs, donations are made to 4-H programs, poor children, Pop Warner Football, the Boys and Girls Club, Girl and Boy Scouts of America, American Little League baseball, DARE, high school scholarships, youth soccer programs, and school programs. The club has purchased playground equipment for local parks; helped needy children and families during the holidays by providing toys and coats; and has provided nearly a hundred thousand dollars in scholarships to area seniors since this program’s inception.
One of Oregon’s largest festivals, the big draw is the hydroplane racing. The drag boat racing over the weekend and hydroplane time trials on Sunday focus attention on the coming Memorial Day hydroplane, white-water racing contest. With timing lights and a scoreboard, sheer speed shows when the racers and their boats perform. The drag boats typically race from 120- to 130-mph and can finish the 1/4-mile course in 6-1/2 seconds. The sprint boats can travel up to 80 mph in their races, but with tight turns through the buoyed course in front of Riverside Park.
The Tom Rice Memorial is the biggest race for the annual Oregon-California River Racers Series and is two complete laps at this time between Riverside Park and Robertson Bridge, thirteen miles down the river. Whether speeding over the Rogue River filled with rocks, rapids, tree limbs, other racers, or racing around a tight buoy course, a certain amount of fearlessness is definitely in order. And all of this is for charity.
Sources: “Boatnik: Purpose,” at Boatnik; Larry Cathey, “Hydroplane Race Should Be One Wild Ride,” May 27, 2011, Daily Courier at About Hydroplane Racing; “Cal-Ore. Hydroplane River Racers; Boatnik 2011 Whitewater Race,” at Youtube Hydroplane Video.
Bill’s Guests for: Friday, May 18, 2018:
6:35: Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government, chats with Bill. It’s an update from The Swamp. Rick, who was also a member of President Donald Trump’s transition team, will bring to you the latest happening with the federal government.
7:10: Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you the Friday, Water World Boat & Powersport, Outdoor Report.
7:15: Norbert Richter, Founder of FireYourCongressman.com, chats with Bill this morning. FireYourCongressman.com is a PAC that pools money to go after various members of congress. We’ll discuss it.
Check out more: FireYourCongressman.com.
8:10: Mr. X, crack researcher, expert on all things Green Mafia and friend of the Bill Meyer Show, calls in.
The City of Medford is being sued by a group of enviro-commies from Portland, (don’t know what business it is of theirs what happens down here?), saying that Medford’s sewage treatment plant is polluting the Rogue River. Mr. X says that the suit should be thrown out of court. We’ll discuss why.
8:45: Mike Taylor of Hilton Landscape Supply along with Dan Mecun with Bigfoot Mycorrhizae drops by the studio for today’s edition of “Whose Business Is It Anyway?”
You can drop by Hilton Landscape Supply at: 8087 Blackwell Road in Central Point.
You Haul We Deliver! Call for a free quote: 541-664-3374
Also online: HiltonLandscapeSupply.com.
Thanks to Kevin Gee for the clip from last night’s RVTD budget committee meeting