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WEDNESDAY 12-23-20 PODCASTS 6AM 7AM 8AM
YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS UP – RACE-BASED COVID SHOTS
What an interesting battle of dueling racists in our Coviet Union culture over “equity” for the Covid shots. You have the “woke” CDC and Oregon Health Authority racists who say elderly shouldn’t be prioritized for Covid Vax because most elderly are white, hence PRIVILEGE. Example from Oregon: “As stated in the plan, these priorities are critical “to be responsive to the diversity of people living in Oregon, and to mitigate historical and contemporary injustice and stigma of communities of color, tribal communities, people with disabilities, and longstanding mistrust of the system and distrust of vaccines.”
Translation: They want “community of color” at the front of the line.
Then you have competing racists like Louie Farrakhan who don’t want THEIR “community of color” to take the shot because it’s a trick from the “White Devils”. So “Who’s the Guinea Pig”? Surely MLK would be so proud of all this. /sarc
Bill’s Guest Information for Tuesday 12-22-20
6:35 Steve Milloy, former Trump/Pence EPA transition team member and founder of www.JunkScience.com – What do Covid stimulus and more expensive air conditioners have in common? Steve has the answer and other junky gov news!
7:10 Community activist Mr. X and I discuss why it’s important to make a meaningful public comment and email the Jackson County Commission to NOT give Ashland an exemption to the Smoke abatement plan. The city wants to do more prescribed burning, and I think the collaboratives need to step up and do more mechanical removal, leaving our air clean.
8:45 Firearms Trainer Phil Grammatica of Refuse to be a victim – Personal Protection Training. Phil and MRPC are offering free CHL training for first responders! Find out more at www.mrpc.info, and best to Email Phil Directly about the program.
Bill’s Guest Information for Monday 12-21-20
7:35 Indy Pederson and Michaela Quinn, co-authors of HOPE IN THE ASHES
(From their website) This 11″ x 8.5″ full color, 202-pages, limited-print-run, coffee-table-type book is the result of an extensive on-the-ground and in-the-ashes investigation, and tells the story of the war against rural America. It follows the migration of rioters who were pressured to evacuate Portland after 100 days of rioting, and picks up the very next day with five separate arson starts that became the Almeda Complex fire that destroyed 2,550 residences and 198 businesses. It is told through the stories and photos of those directly affected by the fire and the subsequent questions on everyone’s mind.
Go to www.HopeInTheAshes.com to order your copy (it’s by mail, at the bottom of the page)
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, “Where Past Meets Present”, historian, retired professor of business law at SOU. www.DennisPowersBooks.com
Christmas Eve and Day–2020
By Dennis Powers
Christmas Eve and Day in pioneer days were simpler, important–although difficult. Winters in cold cabins were tough, as sleet and snow weren’t that merry. Nor driving in a “one-horse-open sleigh.” Remote families cut down a small fur-tree or decorated their small cabin with freshly-cut boughs. If a small tree fit inside, then strung popcorn, small wax candles (a bucket of water kept handy), and red Madrone berries decorated it; the families sang Christmas carols and read from the Bible.
Days ahead, women cooked their special Christmas Day meal. They took out preserved fruits and vegetables, cooked fresh meat (ham, beef, or venison), and even made a plum pudding to age. Gifts were homemade, such as carved wooden toys, sachets, footstools, and corn-husk dolls. If a good year, children might find that Santa had left candies, nuts, or cookies in their stockings.
If living in a small town like Gold Hill, people joined together. Children helped decorate the town Christmas tree at their church or gathering place. They cut out cardboard stars, wrapped them in silver tinfoil, and hung them to join the strung popcorn, different-colored wax candles, and small gifts on the tree. Larger gifts were placed underneath.
On Christmas, the families attended church, returned home for their traditional meal, and spent the day visiting with friends. A larger “city” like Medford could have a “Grand Christmas Ball.” One newspaper advertisement read: “A Grand Ball will be given in Byers’ Hall, Medford. On Christmas Night–December 25, 1885. A fine Supper and the best of Music will be provided. The services of a first-class caller have been engaged… A good time is anticipated. Come one! Come all! Tickets, $2.50.”
When we fast forward to today, the holidays have become more commercial. Although many families enjoy the festive and religious times, the stress of jobs, family responsibilities, and how much to spend cut away at this over time. But add in 2020’s COVID-19 pandemic with loss of income, isolation, job reductions and/or elimination, disruptions in the inner cities, and an antagonistic election cycle, times are now different. Church services have been cut down, Zoom replacing normal interaction, and tight family finances have taken their toll.
Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus, however, continued its tradition of expensive fantasy gifts. First published in 1926 as a 16-page Christmas catalog for its best customers, this year’s 94th edition continues this tradition, although not with some criticism posted online. (It donates a small portion of the proceeds from most fantasy gifts to nonprofits.)
That’s the good news. The other news is that owing to high debts, Neiman Marcus filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in May. The company exited the proceedings in September after it had lined up $750 million in debtor-in-possession financing and reached a restructuring support agreement with a majority of its lenders. Once owned by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Los Angeles–based Ares Management, the new owners provided the financing: Davidson Kempner Capital Management, Sixth Street Partners, and Pacific Investment Management (PIMCO).
For 2020, Neiman did scale-down its pricing from prior years; however, take a peek at this:
. InCircle Assouline will design a custom travel library at home with a collection of books, furniture, and one-of-a-kind collectible items “objets d’art” ($295,000);
. A Bowlus designed luxury travel trailer with an exclusive design consultation to customize the interior with an “array of yacht-grade finishes” ($255,000);
. A year of wellness designed by Canyon Ranch ($345,000) for you and your companion after “too much staring at screens” at its luxurious ranch in Phoenix, Arizona;
. A chance to collaborate with potter, author, and designer Jonathan Adler to create a one-of-a-kind game parlor ($145,000);
. Keith and James collection of custom-made chapeaus (hats), including signature hatboxes and custom display cases ($95,000);
. A five-night wine-country escape to Jesse Katz’s Montage Healdsburg resort with wine for a year ($215,000);
. Meeting rancher/chef Tom Perini with a trip to the James Beard Award winning Perini Ranch Steakhouse in Buffalo Gap, Texas and a year’s supply of signature beef tenderloin ($185,000);
. A five-night trip to pilot Don Sheldon’s chalet in Alaska involving a private chef, a glacier exploration led by professional Denali guides, spectacular night skies, and more ($345,000)
This was a bit down from 2019 with its Aston Martin (007) DBS Superleggera for $700,007 to its “Wonders & Wellness Voyage” for 30 days to India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Maldives for $630,000. In 2018, we had the largest solar-powered, three-level 74-foot yacht in the world for $7.1 million. In 2017, there was his and hers, Rolls-Royce Dawn Drophead Coupés (four-seated, two-door sports cars with a soft, folding roof) for nearly $450,000 each.
For the rest of us, we are simply recovering from a tough year and optimistically looking forward to the next Christmas and New Years that is not by Skype or Zoom.
BILL MEYER GUEST INFORMATION FOR FRIDAY 12/18/20
6:35 Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government – DC Swamp Update – how to help win the Georgia runoff, too.
7:10 Outdoor Report with Greg Roberts
7:35 “Mr. X” and I discuss why Ashland shouldn’t get its exemption from fire and smoke restrictions from Jackson County re prescribed burns.
8:10 Dr. Jerome Corsi of Corsi Nation Dot Com
and we discuss China, and some pretty amazing breaking news re Joe Biden and national security –
Dr. Corsi is a best-selling author (25 books since 2004) – 6 on NYT bestseller list, 2 #1 NYT bestseller list, founder & CEO of CorsiNation.com
BILL MEYER GUEST INFO FOR THURSDAY 12/17/20
6:35 Cynthia Fisher, chairman and co-founder of Patient Rights Advocate This New Year will begin with a major change to our healthcare system when a revolutionary change will take hold, allowing Americans to know the price of their healthcare BEFORE they receive any care. This will finally make shopping for healthcare as easy and fair as shopping for groceries, hotels or buying a car.
8:10 Dr. Michael Rectenwald – NYU Professor of Liberal Studies, Michael Rectenwald has written the “1984” of the COVID Era: Thought Criminal. In his 2019 book, Google Archipelago: The Digital Gulag and the Simulation of Freedom, Professor Rectenwald argued that the real danger posed by Big Tech is not digital capitalism as such, but leftist authoritarianism. Thought Criminal explores not only big tech, but also social media censorship, media propaganda, the virus, the vaccine, and collectivism. Most importantly, it shows what could happen to a society so eager to comply with tyrannical rules and regulations that defy common sense.
More on Dr. Rectenwald: www.michaelrectenwald.com/bio
If you buy a copy of the book on his site instead of Amazon, you’ll get your copy autographed.
“…TO CREATE SYSTEMIC FRAUD AND INFLUENCE VOTING RESULTS…”
Given the release of this report, TIME magazine reconsiders its next cover story: /sarc
Bill Meyer Guests and Information for Wednesday 12/16/20
6:35 Eric Peters, automotive journalist with EPAutos.com
Transportation news and views we’re covering today include:
The Holy Jab – https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2020/12/16/the-holy-jab/
A “Case” in point – https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2020/12/16/a-case-in-point/
Affirmative Motors – https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2020/12/14/affirmative-motors/
7:35 Dr. Eric Fruits from the Cascade Policy Institute, Oregon’s free market public policy research organization
Who Will Pay the Bills When the Pandemic Ends?
8:10 State Senator Dennis Linthicum joins me for discussion on next week’s special session
Bill Meyer Guests and Information for Tuesday 12/15/20
6:35 David A. Ridenour (Originally from Eagle Point!!) is president of the National Center for Public Policy Research, a nonpartisan educational foundation based in Washington. He has served as an international election observer. Follow him on Twitter @DavidARidenour.
A cloud hangs over the election — but don’t blame Trump’s supporters
Even before the November election, our electoral process was ranked among the poorest run in the industrialized world.
In its Perceptions of Electoral Integrity Index, Harvard University’s Electoral Integrity Project found that U.S. election integrity ranked below every country in northern and western Europe except Turkey. It also ranked below seven former Eastern bloc nations, including Slovenia, and below nine countries in the Americas, including Uruguay, Peru and Brazil. An analysis by 50 social scientists for the University of Gothenburg’s V-Dem project produced similar findings.
7:35 Gov Brown calls a special session for Monday, State Sen. Baertschiger and I discuss where it’s going.
8:10 Rancher and naturalist Capt. William E. Simpson – we dig into Sunday’s Mail Tribune feature Wild horses in America: Hard truths and final solution
Bill Meyer Guests and Information for Monday 12/14/20
6:15 Tracy Beanz, Editor of UncoverDC
Tracy Beanz is an investigative journalist and Editor-in-Chief at UncoverDC whose sole focus is the truth. While writing for UncoverDC, she has brought the intricate details of several major stories to light, including corruption at the highest levels of the government. Her tireless dedication has earned her a reputation for a dogged commitment to truth. Tracy comments today on all the latest developments on the Supreme Court case challenging the results of the 2020 Elections.
6:35 Tom Gresham, host of GUN TALK Sundays 11a-2pm on KMED and KCMD
Biden is Not in Office, Yet Gun Sales are Surging, we’ll talk about that story, the ammo shortage, our fave “range reports” and more!
7:10 Rogue Weather’s Greg Robert –
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, author of “Where Past Meets Present, available on www.HellGatePress.com – Dennis is on discussing THIS breaking news story about a complaint against Judge Davide Orr:
And today’s historical profile:
The Black Tornado’s Triple Crown (1959-’60)
By Dennis Powers
Once becoming Medford’s football coach in 1948, Fred Spiegelberg turned Medford into a football dynasty. His teams had a 253-62-10 record in 31 years as its head coach. He guided the Black Tornado to three state championships, one co-championship, 17 Southern Oregon Conference titles, and five conference co-titles with the first state title in 1959. This team went 12-0 that year and outscored its opponents 472-78. Scott Spiegelberg was the starting quarterback on Medford’s 1959 state championship team; in the championship game, Medford won a close 7-6 battle over Portland (Jefferson High School).
In basketball, Medford High’s 6’- 4” Bob Quinney jumped against Marshfield’s 7-foot-plus Mel Counts in the Class 4A state championship basketball game at Eugene’s McArthur Court in early 1960. However, he and his Black Tornado teammates took the ball at Counts enough times to foul him out early in the second half, and Medford secured a 63-56 victory.
In baseball that season, Lowell Dean smacked a 350-foot home run in the fourth inning of the state championship game against Parkrose. The solo shot tied the game at 1-1, and Medford went on to a 3-1 victory to complete the three-some. The clean sweep of the major sports triple-crown of football, basketball, and baseball has yet to be matched by a Class 4A or 5A school in Oregon.
The athletes that year stood out. Dick Ragsdale was a quarterback in football, a guard in basketball, and an infielder in baseball, earning first-team all-conference in each sport.
He earned a scholarship to Stanford and was a standout defensive back for the Cardinal; following the 1964 season, he landed a berth in the East-West Shrine Game, where he was joined by Lowell Dean, a former Tornado teammate who played collegiately at Oregon.
Joining them on the West squad was future NFL Hall of Fame halfback Gale Sayers of Kansas, while East squad adversaries included two other Hall of Famers–quarterback Roger Staubach of Navy and linebacker Dick Butkus of Illinois. After earning his undergraduate and law degree at Stanford, Ragsdale practiced law in New Jersey. He then tackled a different sport–rugby–and was inducted into the Stanford Hall of Fame for that sport.
Ken Durkee was the hero of the 1959 state championship football game matching No. 1-ranked Medford and No. 2-ranked Jefferson of Portland when he ran a punt back 77 yards for the Black Tornado’s only touchdown in a 7-6 victory. He was a starting guard on the Medford High basketball team that went 23-3 and beat Marshfield in the 1960 state championship game. Six games into the baseball season, on April 10, 1960, he was paralyzed from the waist down from a car accident while heading to a pear orchard to light up smudge pots along Foothill Road. The baseball team dedicated its season to Durkee, and it added the school’s third state championship in six months with its 3-1 win in June of 1960. Durkee remained an avid fan of Medford high school sports and kept up his optimistic life, including being on the sidelines of later games in his wheelchair.
The Black Tornado fielded nearly as much talent in the following year (1960-’61), but didn’t win a state title, although coming close. The football team steamrolled its first 10 opponents by an average score of 44-8 but suffered a stunning, 20-14 upset loss to David Douglas in the state semifinals. In basketball, Medford again advanced to the state championship game, although this time against Southern Oregon Conference rival Klamath Union. Owing to a last-second score by the KU team, Medford lost on the wrong end of a 68-66 score. In baseball, the team that year didn’t make the state finals.
It is not possible to mention all of the heroes for the triumphant Tornadoes in the 1959-’60 school year; but it is certainly part of our regional history.
Sources: Sources: Don Hunt, “Former Medford High star Durkee dies of pneumonia,” Mail Tribune, February 26, 2003, at On Ken Durkee; Don Hunt, “Bob Quinney,” Mail Tribune, April 2, 2004, at Bob Quinney; Don Hunt, “Ragsdale able to garner attention even amongst stars,” Mail Tribune, November 28, 2020 at Dick Ragsdale.
Bill’s Guest Information for Thursday 12/10/20
6:20 Diane Randall, General Secretary, Friends Committee on National Legislation, As we wind down 2020 in both a political and literal sense, it is important to reflect on what was accomplished this year outside of all the noise and partisan attacks.
The Friends Committee on National Legislation reflects on what Congress has done in the last year.
6:35 Larry Klayman, author of It Takes a Revolution: Forget the Scandal Industry! Klayman, is founder and former chairman of the successful non-profit foundation Judicial Watch, and current chairman of Freedom Watch.
With a title that satirically mocks It Takes a Village by Hillary Clinton, It Takes a Revolution: Forget the Scandal Industry! details how our executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government have become thoroughly corrupt and failed the citizenry.
Imploring Americans to turn away from the “scandal industry” of the cable news networks, which enrich themselves by magnifying crises—if not creating mass panic to boost ratings and advertising dollars—and offering false hope to lure viewers that there will be justice to remedy government corruption, the author Larry Klayman, both the founder of Judicial Watch and now Freedom Watch, offers concrete solutions for creating a federal judiciary and instituting citizens’ grand juries. Quoting Founding Fathers like John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, Klayman explains above all that without ethics, morality, and religion, it will not matter how many times we change our forms of government or rules—there will be no lasting liberty.
This work is a call to arms during these times of crises, when government corruption has hit a “cancerous state.” The overriding message of It Takes a Revolution: Forget the Scandal Industry! is that Americans should turn off cable news, stop being entertained by it, get up off of the couch, and join the second American Revolution—albeit a peaceful and legal one—to restore the greatness of our nation in these trying and perilous times. Our continued existence hangs in the balance!
MORE ON THE BOOK: www.amazon.com/Takes-Revolution-Forget-Scandal-Industry/dp/1642936995/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3AKICEQDJA0KA&dchild=1&keywords=larry+klayman&qid=1601522805&sprefix=Larry+Klayman%2Caps%2C148&sr=8-1
7:35 Glenn Archambault, our area’s elected Farm Services Agency representative. Glenn and I dig into the announced nomination of former USDA secretary Tom Vilsack, to be Joe Biden’s Ag Sec. We discuss what this is all about, how farm and food chain security is looking, and the immense amount of pressure being brought to bear in raising the amount of SNAP/Food Stamp benefits.
8:35 Bob Zadek, author and editor of “Essential Liberty: Finding Freedom in a Post Covid-19 World”
BIO: Bob Zadek is the host of The Bob Zadek Show, a Libertarian talk show broadcast live on AM stations in SF, Seattle, Sacramento, Portland and Denver.
Bob talks about the issues that affect our lives on a daily basis from a purely Libertarian standpoint. He believes in small government, less taxes and personal freedom.
Bob was inspired to become politically active after watching an interview with Joseph Ellis, an historian who had just written “Passionate Sage- An Account of John Adams’ Retirement Years.” Adams achieved so much during his career: he served two terms as a Vice President, one term as President and he played a leading role in persuading Congress to adopt the United States of Independence in 1776. Bob idealizes Adams for the work he continued to do for the revolution until his retirement. While watching the Ellis interview, Bob discovered his love for American ideals. He feels passion for the freedoms created in the Constitution and The Bill of Rights; what he refers to as “The Original America.” He believes that our system of government must recognize the successes of the past in order to live up to the dreams and ideals of the founding fathers.
Bill’s Guest Information for Wednesday 12/9/20
Eric Peters, automotive journalist at www.EpAutos.com, and the face diaper update is on, in addition to a review of the 2121 Honda Accord and, the price in privacy that you pay by unthinkingly going for “convenience” regarding hi tech and your vehicle. Another Step Towards Cashless Because, Corona
7:35 Robert Kosch, is an ex-con with a plan that can save America from recession and move the economy forward. He has a forthcoming book, RESET, which is about where the real estate money is to be made in the recession. Bob has worked as a mortgage banker, loan broker and tax lien investor. He is an expert in mortgage law, focusing mainly in foreclosure and equitable subrogation. He was a model citizen in prison and served as a legal advocate for fellow inmates in need of support… work in which he is still engaged. Read more about Bob
8:10 Kevin Starrett of Oregon Firearms Federation, and we discuss the attack on gun rights, how you can send money to fight the abuse, and not send it to Gov. Kate to waste, and the incredible amount of nasty bills the legislature wants to give to you “good and hard”.
BILL’S GUEST INFORMATION FOR TUESDAY 12/8/20
7:10 Paul Preston is the Founder and President of The Movement for a New California State. Paul is also the host of Red State Talk Radio’s “Agenda 21 Radio.”
The New California State movement came alive over five years ago and is now on the verge of becoming the 51ststate in the Union.
Concerned about the creep of socialism and communism in the state of California over the past thirty years Paul searched for a way to stop the ultimate totalitarian take-over of the state of California and the United States. Paul found it in the Founding Fathers Article IV, Section 3 with the formation of a new state from a pre-existing state.
New California State declared Independence from the state of California on January 15, 2020 following Article IV, Section 3 (state split clause) of the U.S. Constitution. In addition, New California State conducted 7 constitutional conventions, created a bicameral legislature, passed 26 resolutions, established 56 county committees and selected delegates to the upcoming convention to draft the New California State Constitution. New California was recently informed observers from the White House will be at the second convention in February 2021 as observers.
Following the West Virginia statehood model of 1861 New California State is the first effort to form a new state utilizing the state split clause, Article IV, Section 3 since 1861. California alone has attempted over 200 state splits since 1849 yet not one has followed the U.S. Constitution’s state split clause. New California State is following the Constitution as designed by the Founding Fathers and utilizes the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights as their tools in the “originalist” constitutionalist model.
New California State has read over 120 Grievances against the state of California over 121 weeks as part of the January 15, 2018 Declaration of Independence process.
7:25 Laurie Zook, owner of 2 GP area bars, delves into the protests, and how Gov. Brown’s edicts have damaged her businesses and livelihood.
8:10 Allan Stevo, author of FACEMASKS IN ONE LESSON
Face mask orders and policies are called mandatory. Stevo says the truth is millions are exempt from the face mask orders and don’t realize it. Face Masks in One Lesson provides the ultimate response to mandatory masking, and is an irreplaceable tool for those who will not go masked another day.
Face Masks in One Lesson contains:
• In depth analysis of notable national policies, governmental and non-governmental
• How to never wear a mask again and to do so legitimately
• Points to the most telling studies
• The magic phrases that will get you past virtually any face mask checkpoint
• Fly the friendly sky maskless
8:35 Dr. Paul Thomas, Portland-area pediatrician whose license was pulled by the Oregon Medical Board. We discuss what led up to this action, and why he believes it has to do with a peer-reviewed study he recently released – Read it at https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/22/8674/pdf The study indicates un-vaccinated children in his practice were healthier than vaccinated children in the practice.
Dr. Thomas has a fundraising site to fight the medical board’s decision – Support and read about it at ftc.dpapproved.com.
BILL’S GUEST INFORMATION for Monday 12/7/20
6:35 John Graves, award-winning author and conservationist. Graves latest installment in The Tracker Series is Life By Chance, about global cooling (not global warming).
Graves previous book, Death by Design revolves around an environmental assassin whose goal is to rid the planet of humanity.
John Graves– “Climate change is a made-up catastrophe used by globalists and socialists to instill fear and guilt so they can tax, regulate, and remove people’s freedoms — while pretending to save the planet.”
In Graves second fiction book, real-life Ivanka Trump becomes president. Find out more at thetrackerseries.com
Check out John Graves other books:
Fracking, America’s Alternative Energy Revolution
Broken Wing, Birds, Blades and Broken Promises
7:10 Outdoor Report w/Greg Roberts from RogueWeather.com
7:35 Pedro Gonzazlez, assistand editor at American Greatness and contributor to Chronicles Magizine. I think Pedro’s latest, this month’s cover story at Chronicles, is a must-read.
Middle America’s Road to Power
Divining the future of “America First” after the Trump era
At first glance, Niccolò Machiavelli’s books The Prince and Discourses on Livy seem at odds. The former is chiefly a revolutionary guide to power, reveling in a ferocious spectacle of violence. The latter is a kind of manuscript on good governance that takes ancient Rome as its subject and model.
Machiavelli’s aims in The Prince are at once revolutionary and conservative. For Italy to be united and thus conserved as an independent political unit, a “prince” must arise to overthrow the existing order. Machiavelli aims to return Italians to the “golden times” retold in the Discourses, back to a world of law, order, and virtuous freedom. In this sense, “revolution” signifies eliminating an illegitimate order and reestablishing a state of normalcy. While the system Machiavelli sought to overthrow may have been legally legitimate, he saw it as an aberration in Italy’s history, something to be deconstructed, penetrated, and discarded.
Hence, Machiavelli discredits the ideas that underpinned Italy’s existing order by making distinctions between the formal and the real; between what is said to be true, and what is true in fact. In effect, he exposes the slogans that mask the structures of power and control. READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, “Where Past Meets Present” – More about Dennis at www.DennisPowersBooks.com
The Heyday of Medford Football – By Dennis Powers
Prince L. “Prink” Callison was the first standout football coach for Medford High, and his teams manhandled nearly every opponent during a 47-game span from 1923 to 1928, winning state championships from 1926 to 1928. During those six seasons, Prink’s teams won 45 games, lost none, and were tied in only two. A few of the victories were 102-0 (Roseburg, 1925), 94-0 (Roseburg again, 1926), and 94-0 (Klamath Falls, 1927). After his successes at Medford, Callison in 1929 left to become an assistant football coach at the University of Oregon, later becoming its head coach.
Medford High School’s football team nickname then was the “Tigers”—which makes sense given what they were doing to their opponents—although some newspaper stories referred to them as the “Pear Pickers” due to the Valley’s chief crop. The sports editor for the Oregonian, L.H. Gregory, created the present nickname in the late 1920s when seeing another rout (probably when Medford beat Benson Tech 39-0 in the 1928 state championship game): “From out of the south, Medford swept over the field like a Black Tornado.”
Bill Bowerman was the left end on Medford’s 1928 team, earned a college degree at the University of Oregon, and returned to Medford in 1935 to coach football and track. Before he headed overseas due to World War II, his football teams won 69 games, lost only 13, and his 1935 and 1939 teams were undefeated. Bowerman returned to Medford after the war and coached for two more seasons, leaving to coach track and freshman football at Oregon, starting in 1949. From there, he became an outstanding track and field coach, not to mention founding Nike with Phil Knight—but that is another story.
Fred Spiegelberg followed Bowerman as Medford’s football coach in 1948. He was born in 1919—near Omak, Washington—and attended Washington State University (“WSU”), where he won the Pacific Coast Conference lightweight boxing titles as a junior and senior. He served in the Army during World War II, was wounded in France, but returned to WSU and graduated in 1948.
Once becoming Medford’s football coach, Fred Spiegelberg turned Medford into a football dynasty. His teams had a 253-62-10 record in 31 years as its head coach. He guided the Black Tornado to three state championships, one co-championship, 17 Southern Oregon Conference titles, and five conference co-titles. Medford reached the state final nine times beginning in 1956 with a title loss to Marshfield, and ending in 1980 with a title loss to Beaverton. Medford won state championship titles, however, in 1959, 1962, 1969, and 1977. He was named National Coach of the Year in 1971.
On Friday nights, Southern Oregon towns during this time jumped with excitement. The Medford-Grants Pass rivalry was so intense that they had to put in extra bleachers to handle 7,000 fans. Black Tornado season tickets were part of divorce settlements, and the fathers of gifted athletes were offered jobs to move to Medford. Residents fought hard to keep the one high school, and the intense rivalries affected business decisions for decades after big games. Given the population of Medford in the 1960s being around 25,000, a large percentage of the town showed up for these games, not to mention from the visiting team’s area.
Fred Spiegelberg retired after the 1982 season. The former high school split into two schools in 1986 as North and South Medford High; North Medford continued with the Black Tornado mascot, while South Medford by student-body vote decided on the “Panthers.” Grateful for his long sport’s impact, Medford named its football stadium as Spiegelberg Stadium in 1986 when South Medford High opened.
The stadium is the home for both South and North Medford High School football programs and can hold up to 9,250 fans. Spiegelberg was inducted into the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame (1983), the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame (1989), and the National Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame (1990).
Over the decades, Medford football continued with successes at both high schools. Even with this, it is hard to believe that the Black Tornado teams were as successful as they were in their heyday—and with football coaches that stood out like Callison, Bowerman, and Spiegelberg.
Sources: Mail Tribune, “Why are they called the Black Tornado?,” April 22, 2007, Historical Overview; Greg Stiles, “Bowerman among Medford’s greats,” September 28, 1999, Mail Tribune at On Bowerman; “WSU Graduate, Prominent Oregon High School Coach Spiegelberg Dies At 76,” The Spokesman-Review, March 24, 1996, at On Spiegelberg.
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SOME PERSPECTIVE ON COVID…
ELECTION TRUTH SHOCKS!
Deep State A.G. Bill Barr addresses the media today…says he sees no widespread voter fraud. Meanwhile witness, after witness, after witness, testifies in Michigan today about truckloads of absentee ballots delivered in Detroit, Dem workers scanning them multiple times. In Washington, several whistleblowers, including a contract driver for the U.S. Postal Service, said at a press conference near Washington that hundreds of thousands of mail-in ballots disappeared or were backdated and that pro-Trump mail was undelivered in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan. Listen to the news channels tonight…who covers it, who ignores it? Take it to the Supreme Court, Don. This election needs thrown into the lap of Congress. https://www.washingtontimes.com/…/witnesses-tell…/
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OSHA INSPECTOR DRAWS PROTESTORS
Interesting article on O-Live – In Silverton, around 50 protestors gathered at the home of an OSHA inspector who shut down a gym there. Hmm, What do you think happens when enough agents of the often-tyrannical-unelected administrative state decide the job isn’t worth it? Who will Kovid Kommie Kate get to enforce a legal mirage?
Bill’s Guest Info for Thursday 12/03/20
6:35 Rick Manning, president of Americans for Limited Government, www.DailyTorch.com – Today’s DC Swamp update, mostly dealing with how to you push back against the abuse, Rick’s experience w/same in DC, and Why President Trumps’s Fight Still Matters.
8:10 Grants Pass Mayor Roy Lindsay discusses the issues involving the homeless in Grants Pass’s Riverside Park
Bill’s Guest Information for Wednesday 12/02/20
6:35 Eric Peters, automotive journalist at www.EPAutos.com – is the new Chevy Blazer a worth successor to the classic? Other transportation and politics, too. https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2020/11/30/2021-chevy-blazer/
7:10 Dave Ray, communications director with the Federation for American Immigration Reform, www.FairUs.org Biden to enact amnesty on steroids? https://www.fairus.org/legislation/amnesty/incoming-biden-administration-massive-immigration-changes
8:10 Vlad Yurlov at Cascade Policy Institute – a couple of his papers we discuss today:
Oregon Is Stopping Hospital Construction for Your Own Good
Eliminating Oregon’s Certificate of Need laws would significantly improve health care
By Vlad Yurlov
COVID-19 cases are spiking in Oregon and hospitals across the state are struggling to keep up. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports that over 80% of Oregon’s adult Intensive Care Unit beds are full. But the OHA has continued to suppress health care facilities and services, by using Certificate of Need (CON) laws. For more than 50 years, Oregon has required health care facilities to demonstrate a “need” for any new or expanded facilities. Throughout the lengthy certificate of need process, competing providers are permitted to provide evidence showing that current and future demand for services can be satisfied by existing facilities. In this way, existing providers can block the entry of newcomers. In the best of times, stifling the supply of health care facilities can be life threatening. During a pandemic, it can be catastrophic. Read more – Click here for the PDF
Government Should Pay the Price for Locking Down Our Economy
By Vlad Yurlov Click here for the PDF
8:45 Open For Business with Jim Myers, of Atrio Health Plans and Lindsey McCauley, Humphrey & Pace, Manager, the local agent for Atrio Health Plans. Phone (541) 779-5881, and they’re at 700 E Main St #107, Medford, OR 97504 It’s open enrollment for Medicare plans, deadline is 12/7. Call 541-779-5881 to get your free evaluation and discuss the options. You can also go to their website and schedule and appointment at www.HPMedford.com Here are some of their plan’s features:
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Bill’s Guest Information for Tuesday 12/01/20
6:35 Charlotte Hays, Director, Cultural Programs at the Independent Women’s Forum, www.iwf.org
Who Benefits Most From College Debt Forgiveness?
- President-Elect Joe Biden is eyeing some form of cancellation of student loans. There are numerous ways student loan could be forgiven. Monday night, on Tucker Carlson, Public policy authority Oren Cass asked the (shall we say?) $64,000 question about student loan relief: Why student loans? Are students more deserving of debt relief than, say, struggling parents paying off an automobile loan?
7:35 State Senator Herman Baertschiger – more on the Governor’s Covid policies
8:10 Dr. Jerome Corsi, best-selling author (25 books since 2004) – 6 on NYT bestseller list, 2 #1 NYT bestseller list, founder & CEO of www.CorsiNation.com
His New Ebook: “How the 2020 Election Ends in a Trump Win”
How the 2020 Election Ends in a Trump Win
We are entering the endgame of the 2020 presidential election. All the crises of 2020 have been an orchestrated and carefully planned series of events designed to produce chaos. I predicted the final act of the coup d’état would be what we are experiencing now: the massive Democratic voter and election fraud undertaken through a carefully coordinated strategy of mail-in ballot fraud, computer switching of votes, and mail harvesting by Democratic operatives that would end in the Democrats stealing enough votes to win the presidency as well as both houses of Congress.
The Deep State coup d’état began on June 16, 2015, the day Donald Trump came down the escalator in Trump Tower to announce his candidacy for president of the United States. In my new eBook, I present compelling evidence that the goal of the Deep State was to steal the election for Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris. The fact that the Deep State intended to steal the election makes understandable why the Democrats nominated Joe Biden for president, despite him being a corrupt 78-year-old Washington establishment professional politician who shows signs of reduced mental capacity apparent to many voters as early onset dementia.
It also explains why the Democrats thought they could win by nominating as vice president Kamala Harris, a radical left socialist politician with a problematic personal history, who was so unpopular with her own party that she was unable to win a single Democratic Party primary contest. But if the Democrats were going to steal the election anyway, it did not matter that Biden and Harris were perhaps one of the most unlikely to win presidential tickets nominated by either party in decades.
In this eBook, I predict President Trump will win re-election because of what I always say: Donald Trump always looks like he is going to lose just before he wins.
Bill’s Guest Information for Monday 11/30/20
6:35 Steve Milloy – How do you kill the Paris Climate Accord for good when Joe Biden wants to bring it back? Steve Milloy, Former Trump/Pence EPA Transition Team and Founder of JunkScience.com, says in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, titled “How to Stop the Paris Climate Accord,” that President Trump should just submit it to the US Senate for a vote and Mitch McConnell should call that vote, it’ll lose and the deal will be dead.
7:10 Greg Roberts from Rogue Weather Dot com and today’s outdoor report
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers, author and historian, with today’s “Where Past Meets Present” segment.
Tim Trower: Sports, Writing, and More
By Dennis Powers
Born in Watertown, New York in 1957, Tim Trower with his two brothers and a sister traveled thru the United States as his military father moved to different Air Force bases, including the Philippines. His father, a major, retired in 1970 and the family returned to Corvallis, a town lived in previously. His interest in journalism began at Corvallis High, where he wrote for the yearbook and received an award as the top writer.
Tim played football, becoming second-team-all-league both ways as a 165-pound offensive guard and defensive end in his senior year. He was an alternate for the Shrine All-Star Game. As to baseball, he pitched in high school as a ninth-grader thru graduation, and was on the Corvallis American Legion team that finished second in the state to Medford in 1976.
After graduating from high school in 1976, he headed to Linn-Benton Community College in Albany, where he also pitched for the team. Plus, he was involved in the school paper and became editor of the school newspaper. In 1977, he landed a part-time job at the Albany Democrat-Herald (“DH”), writing features and articles on sports. And soon headed to Oregon State, where he came sports editor of the school newspaper (1980-1981), the year when its basketball team was ranked co-No. 1 in the country with Ralph Sampson’s Virginia team.
Eventually, he worked full-time for the DH for nearly ten years. Along the way, he was playing league baseball (slow-pitch) in Albany, when he and a friend overheard a women’s softball team saying that they needed managers. Tim quickly agreed. He then met Cathy, one of the players (“aqua sweats, short reddish-blondish hair, very cute”), and they were married in 1987. In 1990, Tim left the DH to work for the Mail Tribune, whereby seven years later, he was appointed the sports editor, a position that he still holds.
He has been recognized for this work; as he said, “I’ve been fortunate to have been recognized for my writing and, perhaps, longevity.” The Oregon Golf Association awarded him the Dale Johnson media award in 2013, and he received the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association media award in 2014. Tim has received national, regional and state awards for writing, including six top-10 national awards through the Associated Press Sports Editors.
He’s been a longtime member of the Associated Press Sports Editors and the Northwest Golf Media Association (writing an in-season golf column for nearly 20 years). Locally, he serves on the Medford Sports Hall of Fame committee and is a board member with the Southern Oregon Sports Commission.
His coverage has been every major sports personality that includes events in Southern Oregon, from Chandler Egan and SOU’s football national champions to the record-setting South Medford girls undefeated basketball team, the Kyle Singler-led South Medford boys, and topics from a deaf umpire to an amputee high-school swimmer.
Tim Trower stands out for his continuing excellence in covering sports, including many human interest stories, each being “special in their own right.” He is a gentleman who goes out of his way to help others, and one of the fastest/best writers around.
Sources: Emails from Tim Trower to the author, including November 16, 2020.