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Freedom Friday Who should be held accountable for the unemployment Dept mess in Oregon? 20% unemployment rate is low as the story acknowledges so isn’t this touching everyone? https://www.oregonlive.com/business/2020/05/oregon-jobless-claims-rise-again-with-1-in-5-workers-out-of-a-job.html Fake news headline meant to keep you in fear: Oregon govt trying to leave impression things are getting worse. If so, why would Kate be opening up the state? https://www.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/2020/05/half-of-oregon-counties-facing-coronavirus-warning-signs-state-report-shows.html Pray that religious freedom constitutional arguments will be successful today before the Oregon Supreme Court: Pray US AG Barr gets involved. https://www.koin.com/news/health/coronavirus/religious-groups-have-desire-to-worship-safely/ The technical aspects of today’s arguments: https://dilleradollar.wordpress.com/2020/05/21/the-legal-showdown-over-governor-browns-emergency-rules/ Unaffiliated voters are key news story: https://www.nrtoday.com/news/elections/by-the-numbers-winning-unaffiliated-voters-key-to-november-win-for-skarlatos-or-defazio/article_7d1c7315-980a-52e3-aea9-763607d07e37.html  

Are unaffiliated voters the key to winning in Oregon in Nov?  Trump beating Biden badly in battleground states with independents. Why? Are there key issues that move those independent voters that would have the same impact in Oregon? https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/05/20/poll-president-trump-edging-out-joe-biden-in-key-battleground-states/ Curbing the power of the government worker unions: Freedom Foundation’s Jason Dudash on their 3,300 page complaint that the unions are acting illegally, again! https://www.freedomfoundation.com/press-release/freedom-foundation-cites-our-oregons-serial-violations-of-public-disclosure-laws/ The unions found a way to win: Ultra leftist Shemia Fagan comes from behind to beat Hass for SOS Dem nomination: https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2020/05/state-sen-shemia-fagan-wins-democratic-primary-for-oregon-secretary-of-state.html  

Last nights elections told us some things about where Oregon’s voters minds are these days: It ain’t good either: https://www.oregonlive.com/politics/2020/05/5-takeaways-from-oregons-primary-election.html   Are churches being discriminated against in Oregon? Will AG Barr step in to back the churches lawsuit against Kate’s unconstitutional order, sort of like he is doing in CA? He needs to support the lawsuit to send a message to the uber liberal OR supreme court https://www.breitbart.com/faith/2020/05/20/doj-to-gavin-newsom-start-reopening-churches/   So how bad is it? The economy in OR that is: We find out today.   Standupforchuck.com https://oregoncatalyst.com/47595-oregon-rallies-senator-thomsen-historic-fight.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OregonCatalyst+%28The+Oregon+Catalyst%29

Justice in Oregon has become political. Religious liberty won, then lost: Will the OR supreme court’s immediate hold on Baker County judge who declared Kate’s Exec Orders null and void a real game changer? https://www.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/2020/05/judge-finds-oregon-governors-coronavirus-restrictions-on-religious-gatherings-null-and-void-governor-to-seek-state-supreme-court-review.html   How can process a claim if you don’t interact effectively? Is it logical that the Employment Dept has resisted communication changes that allow better interaction with claimants because that delay processing of their claims? https://www.oregonlive.com/business/2020/05/average-hold-times-at-oregon-employment-department-spike-up-to-3-hours-and-most-calls-are-never-answered.html   Free postage isn’t improving voter participation: voter turnout running 2% behind 4 years ago. https://www.oregonlive.com/politics/2020/05/voter-turnout-has-topped-30-in-oregon-primary-with-30-hours-to-go.html

Was yesterday’s Christian all church Capitol worship service a game changer? Is the liberty movement growing amongst county sheriff’s? WA sheriff’s oppose Gov Inslee’s extended stay at home order and won’t enforce it. https://news.yahoo.com/snohomish-county-sheriff-wont-enforce-172441515.html Should we stand up for Sheriff’s who defend the constitution when politically correct county officials won’t back them up when they are recalled? http://www.chronline.com/community/county-wont-pay-for-sheriffs-legal-defense-in-recall-effort-over-his-refusal-to-enforce/article_661ae8cc-9214-11ea-962b-a7630c75245a.html Kate’s heavy hand with Salem salon owner may be the nail in Kate’s coffin as new recall is filed: or is it the Employment computer scandal or both? https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2020/05/17/oregon-salon-owner-state-cps-open-business/ Boiling point: bitter division in the OR Capitol about if all counties should get relief funds. Kate/Dems want to only give to Dem counties: https://www.wweek.com/news/state/2020/05/15/oregon-lawmakers-bitterly-debate-who-should-receive-aid-money-after-two-months-of-shutdown/ Fish wrap editorial advocates for the heavy hand of state government to control reopening: https://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/2020/05/editorial-reopening-oregon-leaves-no-room-for-state-to-fail.html  

Is it justice or fair that Kate Brown cares more about the psychological well being of vicious, sick, convicted murderers on death row than she does about their victims families? https://www.oregonlive.com/crime/2020/05/oregon-to-close-death-row-reassign-inmates-to-general-population-other-housing.html who are these vicious murderers? https://www.oregonlive.com/crime/2020/05/whos-on-oregons-death-row-27-men-2-others-held-elsewhere.html Are  you worried about your liberty being threatened by contact tracers as Oregon opens up today? If they are put in place now as a matter of public health policy, do they ever go away if they have nothing to trace? https://www.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/2020/05/some-oregon-counties-reopening-after-finding-flexibility-in-requirements-for-contact-tracing.html Is the rule of law meaningless if OR Govt lawyers argue that Oregon’s constitution is not the supreme law of Oregon? Baker County judge hearing injunction/lawsuit against Kate’s unconstitutional emergency order gets intimidated by Govt lawyer: https://www.bakercityherald.com/coronavirus/baker-county-judge-hears-arguments-in-lawsuit-challenging-governors-coronavirus-executive-orders/article_50d8717a-960e-11ea-8a75-5366fd2cade2.html

Never let a crisis go to waste opportunity for conservatives to persuade the persuadable: How bad is it when the House Democrat Majority  leader calls for bold action on jobless claims backlog? They’re worried and they should be: https://www.oregonlive.com/business/2020/05/oregon-house-majority-leader-calls-for-bold-action-on-jobless-claims-backlog.html Another 2.8M file for unemployment.  https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/05/14/2-98-u-s-weekly-jobless-claims-higher-than-expected/  36.5 M Americans now out of work in last 2 months.   Wisconsin supreme court decision to strike down their Governor’s exec order as unconstitutional but probably doesn’t substantially impact  us: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/05/13/wisconsin-supreme-court-strikes-down-governors-stay-at-home-order/   PDX says you gotta start wearing masks on Monday: There is evidence that I may increase your risk of contracting any virus:  https://www.oregonlive.com/commuting/2020/05/pdx-will-require-face-coverings-for-anyone-inside-the-airport-effective-monday.html It won’t matter other than boost mental health: https://www.professorhinkley.com/blog/sorry-oregon-your-mask-is-useless-according-to-the-science

Federal lawsuit against Kate for violating the US Constitution: https://www.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/2020/05/group-of-businesses-portland-republican-leader-sue-oregons-governor-challenging-her-stay-home-emergency-orders.html Chickens come home to roost: the party of defending women’s rights gets sued by one of it’s own for no due process- https://www.koin.com/news/politics/rep-hernandez-accuses-speaker-kotek-of-abuse-of-power/ And so it begins: the emotional, fearful state budget cuts that Dems put forward to scare you into voting for them and a higher cost of living: State police may close 9 offices: https://www.bendbulletin.com/coronavirus/oregon-state-police-budget-cuts-could-shutter-9-offices/article_46d5e62e-949e-11ea-a50e-03f1946db892.html

Who said: “Crisis is the rallying cry of the tyrant”? Never let a crisis go to waste: could Republicans force a realignment of state government priorities and spending as Kate faces the music and orders agencies to prepare for 17% cuts while she waits for a Fed bailout.  Decades of overspending  by Dem Governors will now be exposed as she tries to keep the economy shut down to hurt Trump: how can this not hurt her power base of government unions? Does Kate even care about anyone if she is willing to hurt the very people that support her just to get Trump? https://www.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/2020/05/governor-asks-agencies-to-plan-17-budget-cuts-to-deal-with-coronavirus-fallout.html   DC email from an insider: “A friend who works in DC said he is sick to his stomach everyday he goes to work. He said democrat congress members are literally giddy with the results the virus is having on the economy. They eagerly compare unemployment and market numbers every morning in the halls, offices and over phone conferences, laughing and mocking Trump as they watch the economy, he built crumble. They are actually excited about what the virus is doing to America during an election year and the opportunities it presents to go after Trump. […]

6% of Covid 19 hospitalizations come from home!! 86% in total are from where people live! https://oregoncatalyst.com/47433-study-66-infections-home.html   Europe’s best selling newspaper says lockdown was a mistake! Excessive, people became compliers and snitches. Prefer Swedish model, with distancing and at risk people stay at home. https://www.breitbart.com/health/2020/05/11/germanys-das-bild-says-lockdown-was-a-huge-mistake/   Fish Wrap editorial: Unemployed deserve more than a busy signal. Who is responsible for not upgrading the computer system that handles your claim? Will anyone be held accountable? 380,000 jobless claims (20% of workforce) with 6,000 leftover from March and a backlog of 62,000 claims and rising that need help. Antiquated system that is costing workers at least 180M in lost federal $600 per week benefit that is running out of time.  https://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/2020/05/editorial-oregons-laid-off-workers-deserve-more-than-a-fast-busy-signal-from-state-employment-agency.html   They are working seven days a week with 655 people now working processing claims: https://www.thechiefnews.com/news/jobless-claims-surge-in-requests-for-financial-help-continue/article_429fc956-9135-11ea-98d0-93399428235a.html   Kate did something right for once! Obvious conclusion: letting business operate hasn’t increased infection or death rate in OR: https://www.oregonlive.com/business/2020/05/oregon-begins-to-reopen-but-many-industries-never-closed-how-has-that-worked-out.html  


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