Oregon Cold War To Turn Hot?

Oregon Cold War To Turn Hot?

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    Oregon Cold War To Turn Hot?

    This may not be the best place for this, but anyway...

    It looks like Oregon may have reached the boil over point for some politicians:

    Republicans and anti-government groups were planning on protesting on Saturday before the closing of the Senate was announced. The Democrats had upped the ante this week when Gov. Kate Brown authorized the Oregon State Police to track down the rogue members and bring them back to the chamber.

    “It is absolutely unacceptable that the Senate Republicans would turn their back on their constituents who they are honor-bound to represent here in this building,” she said in a statement, according to KOIN 6. “They need to return and do the jobs they were elected to do.”
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    “Protesting cap-and-trade by walking out today represents our constituency and exactly how we should be doing our job,” Senate Republican Leader Herman Baertschiger Jr., of Grants Pass, said in a statement Thursday. “We have endured threats of arrest, fines and pulling community project funds from the governor, Senate president and majority leader. We will not stand by and be bullied by the majority party any longer."

    Republican Sen. Brian Boquist responded by telling state police to “send bachelors and come heavily armed” if they come and get him.
    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ore...blican-walkout

    Oregon guys, keep a sharp eye out.
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    Sounds like a real-time demonstration of the tyranny of the majority.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Sounds like a real-time demonstration of the tyranny of the majority.
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    I was thinking about going to the Capitol today to protest, guess I will stay home and do yard work. These same Senators walked out last month and didn't come back until the socialists promised to table the gun grabbing bill.

    https://www.oregonfirearms.org/repub...fiscation-dead
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Sounds like a real-time demonstration of the tyranny of the majority.
    That’s exactly what it is. I fear this is a harbinger of things to come across the country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LimaCharlie View Post
    I was thinking about going to the Capitol today to protest, guess I will stay home and do yard work. These same Senators walked out last month and didn't come back until the socialists promised to table the gun grabbing bill.

    https://www.oregonfirearms.org/repub...fiscation-dead
    I will say a "praise the Lord" that these folks have enough backbone to say enough is enough. Too bad the crowd in Washington has "yellow streak-itis".
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    Cold war? I'd describe it as Oregon politics as usual.
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    My take: the tyrant majority wants the minority to look like the aggressors, so they fabricate a militia threat. The left-controlled state police then release a vague statement about possible threats and recommend closing the already non-functioning Capital. Machiavelli would be proud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by graydude View Post
    My take: the tyrant majority wants the minority to look like the aggressors, so they fabricate a militia threat. The left-controlled state police then release a vague statement about possible threats and recommend closing the already non-functioning Capital. Machiavelli would be proud.
    So would the old Soviets. All they are missing is the governor taking a shoe off and pounding it on the desk!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldChap View Post
    I will say a "praise the Lord" that these folks have enough backbone to say enough is enough. Too bad the crowd in Washington has "yellow streak-itis".
    ...And pass the Ammunition!!
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    I cannot believe how much more Oregon has devolved since I left 2 1/2 years ago.

    Sorry Lima Charlie and Creed.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockymonster View Post
    I cannot believe how much more Oregon has devolved since I left 2 1/2 years ago.

    Sorry Lima Charlie and Creed.......
    Me too. I left 3 years ago, Portland has really gone off the rails.
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    "Send bachelors", coming from an elected representative. I'm not looking forward to what's coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWOUSCG View Post
    Me too. I left 3 years ago, Portland has really gone off the rails.
    Were you stationed with the Coast Guard during your time in Portland?
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