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Wednesday morning at Klamath Community College a group of about 30 government officials and state-wide bureaucrats gathered to congratulate each other for signing a non-binding agreement to launch the Klamath IDEA project. Klamath IDEA stands for Inspire Development – Energize Acceleration. According the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce’s website, the big idea (pun intended) is to

“...focus local, regional, and statewide resources on the creation of a business incubator and accelerator in Klamath County.  The IDEA will promote, support, consult, and provide business and marketing advice to local entrepreneurs in the development of start-up and business expansion opportunities in Klamath County.”

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29
Apr
2014
by: J. Madison 0 Comments
Categories: News

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If you’ve surfed the web anytime since January, you were bound to see a Greg Walden ad. The picture above shows two ads. The one of the left is from February, which has now been replaced with the ad on the right. Notice any difference?

The change is subtle, but that is exactly how career politicians work. They slowly shift from one position to another all the while claiming to have your best interest at heart. But do they? Does he? Let’s examine the change and then you can decide for yourself.

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This video appeared yesterday and is an interesting look at how Rep. Greg Walden’s voting record isn’t so different from the other four representatives in Oregon — all democrats.

Rep. Walden likes to make the case since he’s the only Republican in Oregon, that we can’t un-elect him. Watch the video and see if that is such a good idea now that the truth of his voting record is coming to light.

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Dennis-linthicumToday, Klamath County Commissioner Dennis LInthicum announced his bid to represent the 2nd congressional district in Oregon. According to Linthicum's press release:

“I’ve been so humbled by the outpouring of support during the exploratory phase of this run,” Linthicum continued. “I’m excited to continue to hear from people in the 2nd District as we work together for common-sense policies and individual liberty. Folks here care about economic growth and Constitutional conservatism, but their voice is largely going unheard. We need to allow enterprise to create jobs, build infrastructure and grant opportunity to everyone equally, not creating carve-outs for specific industries or kick-backs for those with connections.”

Dennis Linthicum was first elected to County Commissioner by unseating fellow republican and four-term incumbent John Elliott in 2010. Linthicum announced on September 17th that he was forming a congressional exploratory committee.

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Dennis LinthicumKlamath County Commissioner Dennis LInthicum launched an exploratory website today. The site is a simple one page website that aims to collect feedback from voters on whether he should run and if so what issues are most important to people in the district.

On September 17th Linthicum announced he was forming and exploratory committee in order to decide whether the challenge eight term incumbent Greg Walden.

Visit the site at Dennis2014.com

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SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Dani Nichols
(714)  351-7976
Dani@wranglerdani.com

KLAMATH FALLS, ORE. - Today, Constitution Day, at the Klamath County Commissioner’s Weekly Public Meeting, Dennis Linthicum announced his intention to explore pursuing the U.S. Representative position in Oregon’s Second District.

“After talking to the people of Klamath County and surrounding areas, I’m convinced that those in the 2nd District of Oregon are looking for leadership and strong, Constitutionally conservative values,” Commissioner Dennis Linthicum said before the meeting. “Our economy is struggling and, at the county level, I see every day how individuals, families and businesses are impacted by bad policies and tone-deaf regulation. My goal with this exploratory effort is not to turn away from Klamath County’s issues, but to be able to represent them, and other counties in the 2nd District, in a more substantial way at the Federal level.”

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02
Jul
2013
by: A. Smith 1 Comment
Categories: News

Someone once said a picture is worth a thousand words. Therefore...

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A recent Letter to the Editor and a radio ad campaign by the Citizens for Klamath Schools PAC take direct aim at Dennis Linthicum, by launching several personal attacks. Isn't it interesting that when someone opposes the Left (increasing taxes to solve a problem) that the person who stands up against these “elites” who “know what’s best for you” is personally attacked? Well it should be no surprise. Rule #13 in Communist Saul Alinsky's handbook, Rules for Radicals, states:

13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

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2013-dice

If you read the Sunday paper's lead article, 2012 Looking Back / 2013 Looking Forward, there were some interesting trends:

  • Of the 41 opinions gathered by the paper, only two were from business leaders. The other 39 were from government employees, non-profit leaders, students and volunteers. 
  • The collective opinion of the group was that while 2012 was difficult, 2013 looks more promising with grand plans in store for the Basin.
  • Only one of the 41 opinions said anything about the Affordable Care Act, which sinks its teeth in much deeper in 2013. Another opinion spoke about Federal and State mandates becoming more difficult to navigate.

While this is an interesting perspective from a select section of the Klamath community, my specific question is where are the opinions from Jeld-Wen, from South-Valley Bank & Trust, from Bell Hardware, from Lithia Motors, Columbia Forrest Products, Fred Meyers, Basin Mediactive, Winema Electric, your favorite restaurant owner and from a former Aqua Glass employee? If the paper was really interested in giving us a story on the real economic outlook for 2013, you would've seen fewer opinions from students, volunteers and government employees and more from business leaders.

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13
Nov
2012
by: G.W. Washington 0 Comments
Categories: News

George-washington-portraitThe big election of 2012 has come and gone. The results were a mixed bag and each side got something and yet each side didn't get all they wanted.

For the Liberal side of the ledger, the nation re-elected its most liberal President in 100 years. Despite a sputtering economy, despite a national debt that grew 1/3 larger under his first term and despite people attaching themselves to the social safety net in record numbers, President Obama outdid the wealthy Romney machine. The Senate and the House pretty much stayed the way they were as well, with the Senate in Democrat control and the House run by the Republicans.

Locally there were a few good developments: two new, more conservative, commissioners were elected to join the already conservative Dennis LInthicum. Local representative and state races were also filled by conservatives. But as with most things, local control is great as far as it goes. When under the wing of a liberal state government and an even more liberal federal government, there are only so many things local officials can do to ward off new costly regulations and mandates.

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