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Freedom Friday Legislative lawyers opinion says Cap and Tax is likely a tax which means the Dems can’t keep the Emergency Clause on it and it has to get more votes in both Houses. It’s gonna go to court if it is ever passed, which isn’t likely as R’s are gonna walk out: https://www.oregonlive.com/environment/2020/02/oregons-cap-and-trade-climate-bill-a-tax-or-not-it-depends.html 6 new taxes that will pass this short session unless R’s walk out: https://oregoncatalyst.com/46412-6-taxes-pass-days.html Jesse Jane Duff, Trump 2020 Advisory Board, interview about why she is speaking tomorrow night at the Clackamas County Republican party’s Lincoln Day Dinner and her great statistics about how much his policies are benefiting women, especially in businesses. http://www.clackamascountyrepublicans.org/events/list/

OR Dems lie about the cost of their Carbon Energy Sales Tax known as Cap and Trade. Even the news story says their calculation doesnt include the cost to business that will be passed to the consumer: https://www.oregonlive.com/politics/2020/02/democrats-offer-estimates-on-what-the-cap-and-trade-climate-bill-will-cost-oregon-households.html Dems sales tax is causing confusion for businesses that must file their taxes at the end of April because the bureaucrats at the Dept of Revenue havent finished writing the rules about how the tax is calculated: https://www.oregonlive.com/business/2020/02/oregons-unique-billion-dollar-business-tax-greeted-with-confusion-consternation.html Republican House member who didn’t walk out is being challenged by Dem prosecutor in Bend: he’s a relative of mine: She needs to stand on her principles: https://www.oregonlive.com/politics/2020/02/democratic-prosecutor-will-challenge-bend-house-republican-in-her-swing-district.html Republicans buying airline tickets to leave town and stop the session? Fake news; https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2020/02/outlook-for-oregon-senate-republican-walkout-over-climate-bill-is-unclear.html

Should House Republicans continue to walk out like they did last night? Should they continue to force Democrats to follow Oregon’s constitution by reading every single word of every bill before they vote: https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2020/02/oregon-house-republicans-plan-1st-walkout-to-slow-democrats-progress.html House Republican Rep Reschke writes powerful oped on OR Catalyst about standing on principles by walking out: https://oregoncatalyst.com/46379-standing-on-principle.html Kate’s assault on rural Oregon continues with her crazy letter to WA Gov calling for removing 4 Snake River dams, while she is trying to ram the rural economy destroying Cap and Tax  through the short session: which mystifies liberal Willamette Week because they are carbon free sources of electricity. https://www.wweek.com/news/2020/02/18/oregons-rural-electric-co-ops-slam-gov-kate-browns-call-to-breach-snake-river-dams/ Rendering the law meaningless: bi partisan bill passes OR House that stops suspending drivers licenses for unpaid tickets. https://www.oregonlive.com/commuting/2020/02/bill-to-prevent-oregon-from-suspending-drivers-licenses-for-unpaid-traffic-tickets-passes-house.html

We are winning in Oregon: Dems pull back from ramming cap and tax through and now they say they are holding more hearings and entertaining new amendments that are smoke and mirrors: https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2020/02/oregon-democrats-will-slow-down-cap-and-trade-bill-seek-republican-input.html Timber wars coming to an end? Not hardly and the radical environmental left will never stop until all logging is banned: https://democratherald.com/news/local/old-wounds-of-oregon-s-timber-wars-take-first-step/article_5faf58c7-4475-58cf-a612-8e7ccac0c509.html How knitting could lead to Trump winning in Oregon, but only if he holds a rally here: A Democrats story of attending a Trump rally and how it has lead her to change parties and consider voting differently: https://gen.medium.com/ive-been-a-democrat-for-20-years-here-s-what-i-experienced-at-trump-s-rally-in-new-hampshire-c69ddaaf6d07

OR Senate Republicans are choosing between big timber and the little people they represent: Kate is threatening not only big timber, but that she might call the legislature into special session every day if Senate R’s go out of state: R’s should call her bluff. Big Timber can still win by saying we tried to compromise and we are putting the same standards in place voluntarily as an industry that we agreed to do in this deal. https://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/timber-deal-is-threatened-by-fight-around-cap-and-trade/article_22a1f336-511b-11ea-8bb7-bba48d73b49c.html Trump masterfully gets massive free nationwide coverage at the Daytona 500 yesterday: Clearly demonstrating the difference between him and the Democrat elites like out of touch Bloomberg who was all the talk over the weekend with his trial balloon of having fellow out of touch Hillary as a running mate. https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2020/02/16/watch-nascar-fans-cheer-loudly-as-air-force-1-touches-down-at-daytona/ Eastern Oregon citizens signing petition to secede from Oregon and become part of Idaho: https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/northwest/idaho/article240311726.html

Freedom Friday: OR Senate Dems pass Cap and Tax out of committee to the check writing Ways and Means committee with no R votes. Another step towards the showdown when Senate R’s call Kate’s bluff and walk out: https://www.oregonlive.com/politics/2020/02/democrats-vote-oregons-controversial-climate-change-policy-out-of-committees.html The bills that are still alive in the short legislative session are all trade bait to keep R’s in the building so D’s can pass cap and tax: https://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/oregon-legislature-week-what-s-still-moving-what-s-been/article_1b4e12fe-4c70-52c6-ac91-fef938662ba0.html Capitol Press agriculture weekly has editorial that says Cap and Tax needs to be put to a vote of the people: amen! https://www.capitalpress.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-oregon-s-climate-bill-should-be-on-the-ballot/article_5af47740-4c2f-11ea-9c7b-0b77702c5988.html Liberal Oregon US Senator Wyden warns along with MIT that Oregon’s voting app is vulnerable to hacking and altering votes: Will Kate listen? https://www.koin.com/news/politics/mit-hackers-could-alter-ballots-from-oregon-voting-app/ Humor is sometimes needed in politics: The latest edition of the Babylon Bee: https://babylonbee.com/

Trump and Abraham Lincoln were consistent in putting America first throughout their lives: It is doing what you say you are going to do and it resonates with people. https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/02/12/carney-honoring-the-america-first-legacy-of-abraham-lincoln/ But not Kate as she really doesnt want the public records advocate to outside of her control: do as I say, not as I do. https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2020/02/will-price-tag-doom-plan-to-make-oregon-government-transparency-official-independent.html State economists are puzzled why the economy is producing more revenue than they predicted: maybe if they believed in the dynamics of tax cuts and regulation cuts they would understand. https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2020/02/forecast-oregon-tax-lottery-revenues-up-183-million-economists-puzzle-over-why.html

Big Timber made a deal with the devil and threw the Senate Republicans and TimberUnity under the bus who saved their bacon by walking out last session. Will this hurt Republicans willpower to walk out again? https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2020/02/11/gop-leader-timber-deal-environmentalists-demoralizing-caucus-salem-oregon-baertschiger/4728332002/ Tiny pro Cap and Tax rally at the Capitol yesterday: Who has the momentum? Them or us? https://katu.com/news/local/climate-emergency-rally-supports-oregons-cap-and-trade-bill-as-it-heads-to-work-session Can American conservatism survive without Rush? Depends on you and I. https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/02/rush-limbaugh-radio-genius-changed-political-landscape/ Trump gets more primary votes In New Hampshire  than any other President running for re election in the last 40 years: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/11/donald-trump-beats-obama-turnout-nh-primary/

Jennifer Williamson drops of Dem SOS race because she was about to be exposed for questionable campaign spending in WW article: Now this makes it harder for Republican Kim Thatcher to win as Sen Mark Hass is trying to portray himself more moderate: https://www.wweek.com/news/state/2020/02/10/worldwide-travel-highlights-unusual-campaign-spending-by-former-oregon-house-majority-leader-jennifer-williamson/ Oregonian story: https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2020/02/jennifer-williamson-ends-bid-for-oregon-secretary-of-state-cites-forthcoming-story.html Laughing at Liberals Youtube videos where Williamson brags about trying to protect child rapists: https://www.youtube.com/user/LaughingAtLiberals/search?query=jennifer+williamson

Would you trust un  elected bureaucrats who work for a leftist governor to write rules that protect your constitutional rights? It’s gonna happen with the gun storage bill: https://www.malheurenterprise.com/posts/6715/impassioned-testimony-highlights-oregon-hearing-on-gun-storage-bill It’s already happened with the “red flag” bill as a paramedic had his guns taken away and didn’t know he had rights until later: The cops who took his guns away didn’t know they had to let him know he had rights.  https://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-red-flag-law-extreme-risk-protection-order-recipient-mental-health/ Massive TimberUnity rally really irritated Dem legislators: Will we keep the pressure on? https://www.oregonlive.com/politics/2020/02/oregon-lawmakers-frayed-relationships-on-display-going-into-week-two-of-session.html


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