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GUEST POST FROM LISTENER LYNN
There are a couple of urgent calls to action for this weekend. The first is being spearheaded by Rick Manning of Americans for Limited Government. He started this a couple days ago and already it is blowing up. We need to blow up Congress with messages not to fund any vaccine mandates. If they do, that’s the same as SUPPORTING MANDATES whatever they say with their lips. He wants a million messages to go to Congress this weekend. Let’s do our part!
DEFUND THE MANDATES:
Our own Congressman, Cliff Bentz, SAYS he opposes mandates but that he WON’T shut down the government over it. This is not acceptable. Tell him what you think about it!
Go here to send a message to Congress.
BY FEBRUARY 14 FOR THEIR MEETING FEBRUARY 15: The second one is to urge the FDA NOT to approve the covid vaccines for kids. The vaccines failed to evoke an appropriate immune response and are dangerous! CHD is running a “Don’t break my heart” campaign of emails to the members of the committee. So even if you made a comment to the FDA, please email the committee members. As you probably know, the scam is to get these vaccines on the childhood schedule, which will extend full liability protection to anyone who gets the vaccine, including adults. Emails and info here:
Thank you for helping with the fight for freedom and to protect our kids!
Friday 02-11-22 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
6:35 Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government, www.DailyTorch.com and www.GetLiberty.org – Today it is mostly about inflation and the effort to stop the Vax Mandates – Sign up and tell our Congressman and Senators at www.DefundTheMandates.com (Lynn references this campaign in the above post)
7:10 Greg Roberts of www.RogueWeather.com with today’s outdoor report!
7:35 Jared Knott, author of Tiny Blunders/Big Disasters: Thirty-Nine Tiny Mistakes That Changed the World Forever. Knott was a decorated combat infantry officer in Vietnam in the First Air Cavalry Division. More about the book at www.TinyBlundersBigDisasters.com
The small things that had great historical consequences…
“Heart-stopping, compelling, and fun!” Win Blevins, New York Times Bestselling Author
How often does it happen that a single tiny mistake causes an entire civilization to collapse? More often than you think! Readers of Jared Knott’s book, Tiny Blunders/Big Disasters, will be amazed at the little things that changed history in a big way. Here are a few examples:
- A single document poorly designed by one single clerk in one single county changed the outcome of a presidential election and led directly to a major war.
- A soldier accidentally kicks a helmet off the top of a wall and causes an empire to collapse.
- A small mechanical device several inches long fails to function, which changes the outcome of WWII and leads to the death of millions of people.
- A man fails to gather his army in time to defend against an attack because of the temptation of opium and a young slave woman.
- And many more!
8:10 Jackson County Sheriff Nate Sickler – The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is planning on creating an app to better inform the community. During a meeting on February 9, the Jackson County Board of Commissioners approved a service agreement with OCV, LLC to kickstart “The Sheriff App” at the expense of $18,998. The Sheriff and I discuss this.
Thursday 02-10-22 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
7:10 Jennifer Braceras, Director of the Independent Women’s Law Center. www.iwf.org
As seen via The Daily Mail
Women’s Sport Can’t Be Decided By Testosterone Levels
- Last month, faced with growing controversy over transgender athlete Lia Thomas’s utter domination of women’s collegiate swimming competitions, the NCAA threw up its hands. The NCAA Board of Governors voted for a sport-by-sport approach to addressing the issue. Unfortunately, USA Swimming’s attempt to strike a compromise that would accommodate some transgender athletes while also preserving fair competition for women is a complete failure.
- The new policy, which endorses the participation of trans athletes in women’s sports, requires athletes to prove to an independent committee of experts that their testosterone levels have been less than 5 nmol/L for a period of at least thirty-six (36) months. Athletes must also show that ‘prior physical development … does not give the athlete a competitive advantage over the athlete’s cisgender female competitors.’ The new rule does nothing to prevent discrimination against women or to preserve equal opportunity for female athletes.
- To be clear: proponents of protecting the female category in sport are not, as some have suggested, bigots who want to prevent 10-year-old kids from exercising or playing sports together irrespective of sex or gender identity. Lia Thomas has every right to live a life free of unjust discrimination. But she does not have a right to be a competitive women’s swimmer. The time is now to stop discrimination against female athletes by affirming Title IX’s guarantee of equal athletic opportunities for both sexes and by prohibiting all post-pubescent male bodies from competing on women’s teams.
8:10 Paul Romero, Constitution Party candidate for Oregon Governor – www.RomeroForOregon.com and we discuss his Contract for Oregon that he’s released as part of his campaign.
Wednesday 02-09-22 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
6:35 Eric Peters, automotive journalist at www.EpAutos.com with “Wheels Up Wednesday” topics which include: Drop forged tools: https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2022/02/07/drop-forged/
The 2022 Cadillac Escalade – https://www.ericpetersautos.com/category/new-car-reviews/
“Assistive Technology” https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2022/02/09/assistance-technology/
Your “Sail Fawn” Drivers license – https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2022/02/06/your-sail-fawn-dl/
7:35 Eric Fruits, Ph.D. Vice President of Research at the Cascade Policy Institute
Bud Clark Was More Than “Whoop! Whoop!”
He Had the Right Approach on Homelessness
Fewer than half of today’s Portlanders were here when John Elwood “Bud” Clark, Jr. was mayor. Even fewer remember him as one of the city’s last good mayors.
For many, he is best known as perhaps the only politician for whom the most famous photo of him doesn’t show his face—just the back of two skinny legs and an open trench coat.
For others, Clark, who died February 1st, was the purveyor of Portland’s best Reuben sandwich at his Goose Hollow Inn.
Oldtimers may remember his appearance on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show, with Carson himself shouting out a “Whoop! Whoop!”
Despite the downtown homeless shelter that bears his name, Clark’s monumental efforts to address homelessness in Portland are largely forgotten or dismissed.
Portland always had a homeless population. In the 1940s, a group of University of Portland students started a fraternity called the Blanchet Club to serve food to the homeless and opened its House of Hospitality in 1952.
By 1968, an estimated 2,000 to 3,000 men were homeless in Multnomah County. The 1970s and 1980s “deinstitutionalization” policies moved many severely mentally ill individuals out of the state institutions. With nowhere else to go, those people ended up on the streets.
Early in Clark’s first term as mayor, crime and homelessness were a crisis in Portland. Under pressure from downtown businesses to address these issues—and facing a recall threat—Clark developed a “12-Point Plan for the Homeless,” which was endorsed by the City Council and the Multnomah County Commission.
The plan attracted national attention and can be summarized with three goals: reach out to those who want help, be firm with those who don’t and create an environment in which residents can feel safe and businesses can flourish.
One of the 12 points was called “Person Down,” in which Central City Concern’s CHIERS service would pick up anyone incapacitated by alcohol, drugs, illness or injury and take them to detox or medical assistance.
Another point was involuntary commitment of chronic CHIERS clients. This proposal would have required a change to the state’s involuntary commitment law, which has a very high threshold. To be involuntarily committed, a person must be an imminent danger to themselves or others or be unable to care for their basic needs. Efforts to change the state law failed under Clark and have failed in recent legislative sessions.
Clark left office at the end of 1992, and the incoming mayor, Vera Katz, did not have the same interest in addressing homelessness as her predecessor. Over her 12 years as mayor, efforts to implement Clark’s 12-point plan dissipated as she focused on several failed attempts to enact a “sit-lie” ordinance which would have prohibited sitting or lying on the sidewalk or in other public spaces.
After Katz left office in 2005, Portland and Multnomah County launched an ambitious project they described as a 10-year plan to end—yes, “end”—homelessness in the region. At the time, it was estimated that approximately 4,000 persons were experiencing homelessness on any given night.
Ten years after Clark unveiled his plan, homelessness was such a crisis that the Portland City Council declared a citywide housing emergency, which is now in its seventh year. Six months after the emergency declaration, Mayor Charlie Hales announced several drastic, and unpopular, policies. One of these was a “safe sleep” policy that allowed people to sleep on sidewalks and in city parks. Another allowed overnight parking for those sleeping in cars and RVs. The mayor also promised space for “organized camps” on city land and more temporary shelter space—a promise that has yet to be fulfilled.
Now, more than three decades after Clark rolled out his 12-point plan, Portland seems to have abandoned its key objectives. Efforts to reach out to those who want help are meager and ineffective. Today’s victimhood mentality means there’s little interest in being firm with those who resist help.
Improving public safety is now seen as quaint, if not pernicious and a tad racist.
Bud Clark was the rare politician who approached homelessness with practical compassion and an interest in preserving livability for all of the city’s residents. A return to his 12-point plan would be an effective first step and a tribute to his legacy.
Eric Fruits, Ph.D. is Vice President of Research at Cascade Policy Institute, Oregon’s free market public policy research organization. A version of this article published in the Portland Tribune on February 3, 2022.
8:10 Bridget Barton, GOP gubernatorial candidate for Oregon. We talk the issues this morning and today she’s having a Meet and Greet the candidate event 4-6pm at the Roxy Ann Winery
Tuesday 02-08-22 Guest information
6:35 State Senator Dennis Linthicum with a session update and bill discussion
7:10 State Rep. E. Werner Reschke discusses the legislative session, too, and we discuss the reasons, or not, to walk out of the session and deny quorum.
7:35 Josephine County Commissioner Herman Baertschiger digs into the issue of wanting to gift the land where the Jo Co gun club is located, to the sportsmen’s association currently running the range. Other topics include the session, why a walkout will never happen, and other issues of county importance.
8:35 Open for Business – Jamie Batte, Broker with TruHome – Jamie is the sponsor of our weekly “Real Estate Spotlight”, a weekly discussion of Real Estate Opportunities and Info in the Rogue Email Jamie for mor information firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 02-07-22 Bill Meyer Show Guest Information
6:35 Adam Andrzejewski (CEO/Founder, OpentheBooks.com, who has appeared regularly on Fox News, Fox Business and Fox Nation, as well as other national programs, and is a senior contributor for Forbes magazine.
We discuss Openthebooks new investigation into the Public Health Emergency Declaration shows that the Biden Administration prefers a ‘state of emergency’ contrary to many countries now moving to the endemic phase and opening back up.
Biden HHS letter sent two days after swearing in notifying all 50 governors that the state of public emergency would remain for 2021.
Will America’s declared health emergency ever end?
OpentheBooks auditors discovered a letter send by the Biden HHS to all Governors, just two-days after his swearing in, stating that the entire year of 2021 would be a federal public health emergency. The letter also stated that if HHS opted to scrap the public health emergency designation, the governors would get a 60-day notice.
This week, Great Britain, Switzerland, Netherlands, and Denmark ditched most Covid mandates, including testing, masking, and social distancing. All while CDC moved aggressively in the opposite direction—declaring a 9th straight emergency declaration and enforcing mandatory vaccine mandates for the military, federal employees, federal contractors, and healthcare workers.
7:45 Marc Thielman, GOP candidate for Oregon Governor – www.MarcForOregon.com
and we have a talk on some of the issues in the race.
The Frohnmayers: Transforming Medford
By Dennis Powers
Otto Frohnmayer was born in Germany in 1905, the son of Bernard and Sophie. When Otto was an infant, the family immigrated to Oregon, where Bernard worked as a watchmaker and toolmaker. Otto attended Portland public schools, graduated with a B.S. degree From the University of Oregon (“UO”) in 1929, and earned a law degree from UO in 1933, working odd jobs that included time as a hotel bellhop. He then moved to Medford, where he joined the successful law practice of Porter J. Neff as an associate, then became a partner.
Frohnmayer represented most of the region’s influential companies, including Harry & David, the Medford Mail Tribune, and others. He was elected president of the Southern Oregon Bar Association (1940) and practiced law into the 1990s. Otto chaired a group of 200 local leaders that secured $2 million of funding to create Rogue Valley Memorial Hospital (now Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center), helped establish Mercy Flights (the first nonprofit air-ambulance service in the country), and served on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Medford YMCA and United Way.
He married MarAbel Braden, a music teacher from Albany, in 1936 and both were ardent supporters of the arts. MarAbel helped found the Rogue Valley Symphony and was the first president of the Rogue Valley Chorale. In 2005, the University of Oregon’s MarAbel B. Frohnmayer Music Building was named in her honor.
A lifelong Republican, Frohnmayer played a key role in Mark Hatfield’s political campaigns, chairing his Southern Oregon committees. Otto led a statewide fundraising campaign in the 1980s to purchase a private residence in Salem and make it into Mahonia Hall, the official residence of Oregon’s governors. In 1994, Frohnmayer and his law partners moved their offices and donated the Cooley–Neff Building to the Rogue Valley Arts Association. After renovation, this became the Craterian Theater in 1997.
Widely hailed as Medford’s First Citizen, Otto Frohnmayer died on January 31, 2000. “In seven decades of public service,” the Mail Tribune wrote, Frohnmayer “helped transform Medford from a sleepy logging and orchard town into the bustling hub of Southern Oregon.”
Otto and MarAbel Frohnmayer had four children: Mira and Philip, award-winning university music professors and performers (Philip was professor of music at Loyola University); John, chair of the National Endowment for the Arts (1989–1992); and David, an Oregon legislator (1975–1981), Oregon attorney general (1981–1991) and UO’s president (1994–2008), among other highlights.
John Frohnmayer is a lawyer, writer, and arts leader who served as the fifth chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and as the chair of both the Oregon Arts Commission and Oregon Humanities.
Born in Medford in 1942, he earned his undergraduate degree from Stanford University (1964), where he sang with the Stanford Mendicants, a cappella singing group. John enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and served as an engineering officer on the USS Oklahoma City. Later, he earned a master’s degree in Christian ethics from the University of Chicago and a J.D. degree from the UO School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Law Review (1972).
Early in his career, John developed expertise in First Amendment and arts law and was appointed to the Oregon Arts Commission in 1977, serving as chair from 1980-1984. He was selected by President George H.W. Bush to be the fifth chair of the National Endowment for the Arts in 1989, which continued until 1992. Frohnmayer’s experience in Washington, D.C., sharpened his advocacy for the arts.
From 1995 to 2004, he and his wife Leah lived in Bozeman, Montana, where he set up a private law practice; in 2004, he and his family returned to Oregon, where they made a nine-acre farm near Jefferson their home. Frohnmayer took a position as affiliate professor of liberal arts at Oregon State University. He was honored with the Governor’s Arts Award in 1993, and the Montana Library Association presented him with its Intellectual Freedom Award in 1997.
Also born in Medford, David Frohnmayer graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1962. He attended Wadham College, University of Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship, and received his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1967. A Republican, he served three terms in the Oregon House of Representatives from 1975 to 1981, representing southern Eugene.
His daughters Kirsten, Katie, and Amy were diagnosed with Fanconi anemia, a rare and life-threatening recessive genetic illness. He and his wife founded the FA Family Support Group (1985) to help share disease and treatment information with other families similarly afflicted and established the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund (1989) to fund research that would lead to a cure. All three Frohnmayer daughters died of complications related to Fanconi anemia: Katie (1991) at age 12, Kirsten (1997) at 24, and Amy (2016) at 29. Dave Frohnmayer was also a founding Director of the National Marrow Donor Program.
He was elected three times as Oregon Attorney General (1980-1991), when he resigned to become Dean of the OU School of Law, also teaching there for the same length of time. (David was the Republican nominee for Governor of Oregon in 1990—but didn’t win.) He was appointed president of the university in 1994 and continued in this position until his retirement in 2008. Frohnmayer’s tenure was widely acclaimed: The Oregonian called his presidency “one of the most remarkable higher education performances in Oregon history”. He died of prostate cancer at age 74.
The Frohnmayers contributed greatly, not only to this region but also nationally, and should be honored accordingly.
Sources: George Kramer, “Oregon Enclopedia: Otto Frohnmayer” at Otto’s Background; Ed Battistella, “Oregon Encyclopedia: John Edward Frohnmayer” at John’s Background; Wikipedia: David Frohnmayer at David’s Background.
8:45 Open For Business with Cheriesse from NO WIRES NOW www.NoWiresNow.com
Call or text message Cheriesse at 1-541-680-5875 and No Wires is offering a $100 visa card when they switch to Dish in the month of February. Make sure you mention you heard this on the Bill Meyer Show!