7-22 to 7-26-2019
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The Recall Effort to Depose Governor Kate Brown is on. You can help. The Oregon GOP needs just over 280,050 signatures to force a special election in either late November, or early December. The deadline to get your petitions in is October 14th. There are three ways to get your petition to sign:
2: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3: Call: 1-503-595-8881
RECALL KATE BROWN BECAUSE SHE’S A FELON? (the truth)
Listen, I would love to yank Kate Brown’s sorry behind out of office, but be smart about it. Many send me emails/articles/videos of people claiming Kate Brown (and others) are violating the Oregon constitution by accepting large out of state & district contributions. Yes, Oregon voters passed Measure 6 in 1994, which became Article 2, Section 22 of the OR constitution. (look it up) Only 10% of your money under Measure 6 could have come from out of district. BUT it was declared UNCONSTITUTIONAL in U.S. District Court, Vannatta v. Keisling. Here’s a link to the case. https://law.justia.com/…/district-co…/FSupp/899/488/1670497/
The language is still in the constitution, but it is unenforceable. Certainly you can gather your law friends and file a lawsuit to try and overturn this, probably a higher bar to prevail after the Citizens United decision.
I’m putting this post up so that all will know the legal truths of the situation. People who read this case, and then continue to spread falsehoods, or vomit out the incomplete legal record because it fits their narrative, are “stuck on stupid”.
Bill’s Guests: Friday, July 26, 2019
6:35 Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government talks with Bill. It is the Weekly “Update From The Swamp”
Get more great content, over at: DailyTorch.com
7:10 Outdoor Report with Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com. We’ll also get Greg’s take on the handling of the Milepost 97 Fire, which has filled the Rogue Valley with smoke for the first time this summer.
7:35 Kevin Williamson, Reporter and columnist for National Review and the New York Post talks with Bill.
He’s everywhere he’s everywhere…except The Atlantic magazine, where he was “noisily fired” a few months ago due to the Twitter Mob, and he’s author of “The Smallest Minority – Independent Thinking in the Age of Mob Politics.” We dig into how he believes social media is helping destroy individualism and culture.
8:35 Charlotte Hays, Dir. of Cultural Programs with the, Independent Women’s Forum talks with Bill this hour.
“We’re all Americans,” you might say to express solidarity, or a sense of kinship, with your fellow citizens. But don’t do that anymore! You might hurt somebody’s feelings.
The always interesting Campus Reform highlighted this admonition about the hurtful term “American” in Colorado State University’s Inclusive Language Guide: “The Americas encompass a lot more than the United States. There is South America, Central America, Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean just to name a few of 42 countries in total. That’s why the word “americano” in Spanish can refer to anything on the American continent. Yet, when we talk about “Americans” in the United States, we’re usually just referring to people from the United States. This erases other cultures and depicts the United States as the dominant American country.” Once you head down this road, almost anything can offend. What might be better is a guide telling young people how to buck up, suck it up, and not take offense at just about anything.
Bill’s Guests: Thursday, July 25, 2019
6:35 Dr. Merrill Matthews, resident scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation chats with Bill. Today we discuss Rx price policy, the Senate proposal of same and the importance of avoiding the price controls contemplated by HHS Secretary Azar.
The Senate Finance Committee releases it’s prescription drug price proposal on the cusp of Robert Mueller’s testimony before Congress. That’s a smart move… if one wants to have said proposal completely lost in a news cycle dominated by the Mueller re-hash.
The Senate proposal makes a stab at capping Rx costs for seniors on Medicare Part D but comes up short on making sure insurance companies and pharmacy benefit managers (aka PBMs, aka The Middle Men) do their part in lowering Rx costs to patients. It also promotes international price controls on drugs, which is a huge fail because, 1) price controls have never worked in human history, and, 2) price controls clobber medical innovation.
Get more great information over at: IPI.org
7:35 Medford Police Lt. Mike Budreau drops by the studio this morning. Today we discuss the latest crime and justice issues, the homeless, scanner page legal fallacies, etc.
8:10 Glenn Archambault, who is our Elected official representative to the Farm Service Agency talks with Bill.
We’re discussing a federal programming which could help a lot of local landowners clear their land of wildfire hazards.
Read about the Emergency Forest Restoration Program right here.
Bill’s Guests: Wednesday, July 24, 2019
6:35: Eric Peters, automotive journalist and Libertarian car guy, chats with Bill. It’s the Weekly Transportation Talk on the Bill Meyer Show.
Elon is at it again. Click here to read about The Electric Obamaphone.
Check out more great content, and get Eric’s reviews of the latest cars, trucks, SUVs and bikes. All over at EPAutos.com.
7:35 – Larry Graves is in studio, he’s the director of the Josephine County Airport – and we’re discussing possible coming improvements, the airport’s economic impact, and a kid’s event Friday!
8:05: Royal Standley, President and CEO of Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors, calls in to bring to you the Daily Stock Report.
Give Royal a call at 541-772-1116, or you can go online to OPFA.com
8:45 Teddy Abrams, Music Director for the Britt Festival chats with Bill about the Classical Music Season, and the new, “Teddy’s Discovery Tuesdays.”
Get tickets and showtimes all over at: Brittfest.org
Bill’s Guests: Tuesday, July 23, 2019
6:35 Carrie Lukas, President of the Independent Women’s Forum chats with Bill. She releases a new book TODAY – Checking Progressive Privilege, new from Encounter Books.
Checking Progressive Privilege is available on Encounter Books website.
Carrie Lukas reveals how marginalizing and stereotyping conservatives has warped political environment
Washington, DC — The concepts of white, heterosexual, and male privilege have long been understood and discussed. But a different form of privilege—Progressive Privilege—has been overlooked. Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) is pleased to announce that on July 23, Encounter Books will release Checking Progressive Privilege, a Broadside by IWF president Carrie Lukas.
In Checking Progressive Privilege, Lukas explores the overlooked phenomenon that helps fuel the lack of civility in the debate between sides, makes it harder to distinguish facts from falsehoods, and discourages good people from getting involved. The Broadside reveals how marginalizing and stereotyping conservatives while depicting the progressive worldview as normal and morally superior has warped our political environment and made our country more divided.
Lukas issued the following statement:
“Checking Progressive Privilege puts progressive privilege in the context of other forms of privilege. It explains how society surrounds us with messages that define those on the political left as normal and morally right, while excluding and demeaning conservatives. Just as importantly, it explains how it isn’t just conservatives who are harmed by progressive privilege, but rather it harms everyone, by making society more polarized and divisive.”
Lukas is the co-author of Liberty Is No War on Women, and the author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex, and Feminism. Lukas has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The New York Post, and testified before the House Ways and Means subcommittee on Social Security and the House Education and the Workforce subcommittee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.
Before joining IWF in 2003, she worked on Capitol Hill as the senior domestic policy analyst for the House Republican Policy Committee and at the Cato Institute. She is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
8:10 Tom Giovanetti President of the Institute for Policy Innovation chats with Bill. Yes…they want your retirement savings. Who’s “they?” And, why? We’ll talk with Tom Giovanetti all about it.
Read this: They Want Your Retirement Savings
Also, you can read more over at: IPI.org
Bill’s Guests: Monday, July 22, 2019
7:10 Greg Roberts, Mr. Outdoors from RogueWeather.com, calls in to bring to you the Monday Outdoor Report.
7:35 Mark Walters, spokesman for the Second Amendment Foundation chats with Bill today.
A Washington public health summit has been called out for “demonizing guns and gun owners.”
The panel featured many victims of gun violence telling their stories. The problem that Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, has with the panel is that the panel lacks gun experts to speak about proper gun ownership. Instead of teaching Americans proper gun ownership many politicians in America continue to preach the violence that can come from guns.
You can find out more great information at: SAF.org
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers “What Made Southern Oregon Great”. Check out more from Dr. Powers at his website: DennisPowersBooks.com
The Town of Kerby
By Dennis Powers
When driving on the Redwood Highway (Highway 199) from Grants Pass to Crescent City, one passes the tiny places of Wilderville and Selma before coming to Kerby, a short distance before Cave Junction. This old hamlet has about 500 hardy folks from garage mechanics and redwood sculpturers to those who man the Kerbyville Museum.
Trailing the Illinois River to there, the Redwood Highway basically follows an old wagon trail that led to the port of Crescent City. The discovery of gold at Sailor Diggings in 1852 along the river brought the first settlers to the Illinois Valley, which was then part of Jackson County. In 1855, James Kerby homesteaded in the valley and one year later, set up its post office as the first postmaster. With the town of Kerbyville named after him, his chosen location was on the main route from the sea and California into the newly discovered gold fields.
As miners, merchants, and their families searched for new and easier gold finds, Kerbyville became more populated, especially since it was a stagecoach stop on the way. When Josephine County was carved from the western part of Jackson County in 1856, Sailor Diggings (renamed Waldo) became the first county seat—but only for one year. When its gold began playing out, Kerbyville in an 1857 election became the new county center due to the relocations and its proximity. The county officers then included three county commissioners, sheriff, auditor, treasurer, probate judge, and coroner, along with a U.S. District Court presence.
The Oregon Territorial Legislature another year later renamed it as “Napoleon”—possibly due to an influential landowner who greatly admired Napoleon III, the then ruler of France and grandson of the Empress Josephine—but the name soon changed back to Kerbyville. The town later became known by its short version of Kerby.
When the railroad came through Grants Pass, however, this important development brought it into the forefront, and in 1886 it became the new county seat (which continues to today). With much of the area’s commercial activities centered on gold mining, farming, and supplying provisions to the miners, the area began to decline in the late-1850s to early-1860s when the precious gold became more difficult to find. Residents left Kerby, as well, and the good times came to an end.
In 1879 at a sheriff’s auction, Mr. William Nauke bought for $5 nearly two acres of land in Kerby and had a house built for his family. It also served as a general store, post office, and stage stop on the road to the coast. Today, the Kerbyville Museum is part of the Nauke house property. The museum has exhibits depicting the pioneer days, the Illinois Valley in the 1900s, and early Native Americans life—including displays of baskets, grinding tools and stones, blankets, arrow and spear points, pottery, and many other artifacts. The property includes an early-day log schoolhouse built on Sucker Creek—and with the important outhouse.
The unincorporated community of Kerby is still about the same size it was when being the county seat over 150 years ago, and the museum shows what this looked like. Kerby still exists, but it’s now a tiny suburb of Cave Junction.
Sources: “Oregon.Com: Josephine County,” at Josephine County; Greg Walter, “The Oregon Encyclopedia: Kerbyville,” at Town of Kerby (Kerbyville); Alice Mullaly, “Oregon Centennial Inspires Kerbyville Museum,” Jefferson Public Radio: As It Was, October 24, 2008, at Kerbyville Museum.