Conservative News & Commentary

Apr 13, 2013 — by: P. Henry
Categories: Government, Culture

Sleezy-salesmanLast week the Herald and News continued to spread its progressive, liberal filth on the innocent in Klamath County. I've attached a clipping of the article in found in View Points (page 1, page 2). It only requires reading the first paragraph to understand that the person (or group) who wrote this article either lives in an alternative universe or can not let the facts get in the way of their ideology.

“Anyone who attended the inaugural Klamath County Crystal Apple Awards ceremonies Tuesday night for teachers and school staff were surely impressed with the caliber of educators in this county.”

Now wait a moment. Is this the same group of fine educators that produces a 73% graduation rate in the County Schools and a 57% rate in the City Schools? Combined the two districts spend $100,000,000.00 each year to educate our children and 1 out of 3 do not receive a diploma. Moreover of those that do graduate many are not proficient at math or reading. That said, we can be certain that all of them know how to place a condom on a banana and where at their school they can score some funny weed. What's more these students are well versed in the pilgrims bigoted lifestyle, the awful sins of Washington and Jefferson for owning slaves and how much a debt our society owes to the native tribes who were here before us (we're sorry we stole your land, how can we make this up to you?).

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Apr 10, 2013 — by: A. Smith
Categories: Culture

Lady-and-puppyThere once was a Lady who loved her dog. She had specially selected her puppy from the local Humane Society. The Lady called her dog "Mrs. Hound" and loved her dog as much as one could love dog. The Lady walked Mrs. Hound every morning and every night. The Lady also bought Mrs. Hound the best dog food available to ensure a long, happy and healthy life. It was a match made in doggie heaven.

But one day the Lady had to go back to work. You see, the Lady had adopted the puppy during her two week vacation in the summer, and now that time had now come and gone. So the Lady found a local kennel who would pick up Mrs. Hound each morning and then drop her off in the evening after the Lady had returned from work. The kennel bragged about its programs for puppies and ensured the Lady that Mrs. Hound would be a far better dog for attending their special canine training. They would also provide Mrs. Hound proper socialization, so Mrs. Hound would know how to act around other dogs and people. Naturally Mrs. Hound would receive excellent care while at the kennel. The Lady agreed to the monthly fee, and the next Monday morning the service picked up Mrs. Hound promptly at 7:45 in a special doggie van.

Summer quickly turned to Autumn and soon Winter would be here. Mrs. Hound was growing up and the Lady couldn't be more proud of her.

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Mar 28, 2013 — by: B. Franklin
Categories: Government, Culture

School-boy-learnHave you ever made a decision that later on you regretted making? The answer to that question is, "of course." We have all made decisions that we wish we hadn't made. Sometimes those decisions don't really matter, yet sometimes they can significantly alter the course of our lives.  The fool continues to make the same poor choices over and over. The fool doesn't learn from their mistakes. One poor decision after another. The wise person learns from the errors in the past and tries to prevent from making them again going forward. 

So why do we make such foolish choices?

Well in some cases it is inexperience. We just don't have enough information or experience in a particular matter so we make an error in judgment. Fair enough. This is one way we develop as a child, through adolescent, to maturity as an adult. As we live our lives we add more and more experience to our knowledgebase. But in most cases as adults, our foolish choices are caused when we let our emotions get the best of us.

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Mar 16, 2013 — by: G.W. Washington
Categories: Government

Senator Marco Rubio talks about the problem with the current direction President Obama and the Democrats want to take the nation.

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Mar 14, 2013 — by: G.W. Washington
Categories: Government

Senator Rand Paul talks about defending the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, to return the era of Reagan by limiting government and expanding liberty, and reforms to the GOP going forward.

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Mar 3, 2013 — by: J. Madison
Categories: Government

Copco DamIf you get your news from Entertainment tonight, if you think that Lady Gaga is the essence of classical music and if you believe it's only a matter of time before aliens invade our planet then you will also probably put a lot of weight in the results of the latest KBRA poll conducted by the Herald and News.

The paper is attempting to get the pulse of the people by asking, "Do you agree with the Klamath County commissioners pulling out of the KBRA?" As a community paper this is not a bad idea. However, if the results are reported as "news" instead of entertainment, that will be another sad commentary on the editorial staff. The reason this poll can not be viewed as anything but entertainment is because you can vote as many times as you'd like. I've already voted two times and might go back again after I'm done writing.

If you want to know how the public really thinks on the issue, see the following list:

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Mar 3, 2013 — by: A. Smith
Categories: Government

We salute all three commissioners for taking the proper action concerning the KBRA which benefited special interests at the expense of the tax payer.

Attached is the complete, official press release (PDF, 190K).

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Feb 17, 2013 — by: B. Franklin
Categories: Government, Culture

Karl-marx0One thing you have to admit, Liberals are a patient lot. Liberalism didn't just appear in America one day. Instead, slowly but steadily Liberalism has been advancing the cause of an all powerful state, an irrelevant church, and the subservient individual.

A popular tactic of the Left is called incrementalism. It is a slippery slope that gets the public to buy into a liberal idea — but slowly over time. Incrementalism typically ties itself to an emotional or compassionate cause (we need to help the needy, the children, the elderly, etc). The way incrementalism works is similar to boiling a frog. If a frog were placed into boiling pot of water, the frog naturally reacts by immediately jumping out of the pot containing certain death. However, if you place a frog into cool water and slowly over time warm the water to a state of boiling, the frog will never know what has happened until it is too late.

In Klamath County we see this playing out with the County School Bond Measure soon before us. The plea is "Just a little bit more". Even though the County and City school districts receive nearly $100 million each year (that's nearly $1 Billion spent on public education in our county in just 10 years), they will be asking you for just a little bit more: a mere 53¢ per $1,000 on property taxes. That sounds harmless enough. This blog has several reasons to be against this bond measure, but this post looks at what's happening incrementally.

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Feb 16, 2013 — by: J. Madison
Categories: Economics, Government

Old-school-building

In May 2013 Klamath County residents will face a ballot measure asking whether the Klamath County School District should be allowed to borrow $31 million to build a school and do capital improvements on current structures. The proponents of this measure will claim the virtues of supporting our schools. They will claim how it is wrong to send children to "shacks" instead of nice buildings to attend class. Furthermore, they claim the community will be better off with a new building, and how this will foster a sense of pride. This pride will translate into those outside the county reconsidering Klamath County. And once it is discovered how modern the school buildings in Klamath County are, people will begin moving their families into the area. Indeed, what a wonderful world this will be! 

Unfortunately, this fantasy world quickly falls apart when facts are introduced, and we consider the real reasons why people and families move. While education may be a factor in deciding to move a family from one location to another, there are more important factors families consider before moving. There is the larger family to consider — will they be farther away from Aunts and Uncles, Cousins and Grandparents if they move to Klamath? There is the weather to consider — some people don't do well in snow or colder climates. But mostly there are economic issues to consider — by moving will the family be in the same, a worse or a better economic situation? While every family will weight these questions differently, the majority of people put economics first. If moving means a loss to a standard of living, it is a good bet the move will not take place.

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Feb 15, 2013 — by: Finnious T. Fogbottom
Categories: Economics, Government, Culture

Klamath-lakeGuest article by Finnious T. Fogbottom

To the current Klamath County Commissioners,

I agree with your stance against the KBRA and related issues.  To understand your position one need only look at how the integrity of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Paul Houser and seven or so Federal biologist was savagely maligned because they refused to support a set of indefensible dirty tricks and unscientific falsehoods.  How could they be forced to call it science anyway when there are no (acknowledged) Basin deep core samples hanging around:  Samples that would have established a reliable scientific baseline as to the true hydrologic etc. etc. etc. history of this disturbingly and darkly coveted region?

Heck, if they just went along with it all and then got busted they’d just be promoted in one way or another like the Hair of the Lynx Hoax folks.  So their stand agaisnt the safe, lazy and easy path makes them true American heroes!

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“When people are universally ignorant, and debauched in their manners, they will sink under their own weight without the aid of foreign invaders.”

— Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 1775

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