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Re: “Election 2018

Dear Charles Baer. Double posting is disqualifying for any public office. And it's annoying.

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Posted by Annoyed on 10/23/2018 at 9:42 AM

Re: “12 People are Running in Bend's City Council/Mayor Race

Just so you know, Charles Webster Baer is an internet troll. A disgusting human being who haunts sites where kids are involved.

Posted by Sharkies2016 on 10/23/2018 at 5:09 AM

Re: “Election 2018

>>We announced on the cover page of the print edition of the Election Issue that we're rolling out our endorsement in the Congressional District 2 race this week.<<

uhh..thanks for the heads up but that little tidbit was near impossible to find even after reading your reply. Reminds me of one of those Where's Waldo? books...

I'm old fashioned--once upon a time in news page design, important info (if you want people to find it) belongs at the top of the page, above the fold...

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Posted by working-class_joe on 10/22/2018 at 11:26 PM

Re: “Endorsement: Oregon State Governor

Not a fan of Knute, but just regurgitating Kate Browns talking points word for word still does not come up with a single answer or position she actually has. Her idea of coming up with all our missing funding from more committees (with other peoples ideas) and cost cuts from programs she implemented in the first place stating they can be done cheaper is beyond ridiculous. If this is the case why was it not discussed when the committee of "experts" came up with the idea in the first place. Her only idea seems to be find other people with ideas.
"I get things done" or as she calls it "GTD" may be a good self describer and worker asset if you are a hipster pretending to be reverent to the world working for a silicone valley start with a ping pong table in the main entry as a "team builder" but it is not a strategy to fix Oregon's finances.

Posted by anonmous on 10/22/2018 at 10:50 AM

Re: “A Cyclist Tour/Trail/Crawl of Bend

Sher -- Nope, it's all there.

Posted by Nicole Vulcan on 10/22/2018 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Endorsement: Bend Mayor

Hey there lets_be_rational: Thanks for your comments. As to the comment about nativism: It's rampant here, too.
Many, many candidates lead off their endorsement interviews by stating that they're a "native" Oregonian or stating how many years/decades they've been here. I often wonder how that rings for Oregonians who have been here less time, but who also have the same right to vote as anyone else who registers...

Posted by Nicole Vulcan on 10/22/2018 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Election 2018

Hi working-classjoe and tiffysquid: We announced on the cover page of the print edition of the Election Issue that we're rolling out our endorsement in the Congressional District 2 race this week. Stay tuned!

Posted by Nicole Vulcan on 10/22/2018 at 9:41 AM

Re: “A Cyclist Tour/Trail/Crawl of Bend

This article seems to have ended prematurely...

Posted by Sher on 10/22/2018 at 7:06 AM

Re: “Election 2018

Not exactly sure why not a word (aside from Letters to the Editor) about McLeod-Skinner or Walden in this election issue. But if I recall, The Source endorsed Mcleod-Skinner back in May. So just as a reminder to my fellow citizens, Walden is the guy who tried to take healthcare away from 20 million Americans (which would've also taken away Medicaid from 20% of adults in his own district), He recently lobbied successfully for the pardon of two anti-govt extremists (the Hammonds) who repeatedly threatened law enforcement repeatedly and were once the the cause celebre for the Malheur seizure by out of state, anti-govt whackjobs armed for WWIII, who vowed to go down guns blazing (as in another threat to our law enforcement). Walden has spent most of the past year and a half AVOIDING his constituents, particularly in the most populated county in his district--Deschutes County. And oh yeah, when Walden held his biggest, private, campaign fundraiser this summer...he did it in Wilsonville!. Clackamas County? really? Walden is such a disgrace he can't even put money into his own district by holding his swanky event here. That's right...special interests come before his actual constituents. That's why he supported the GOP tax "reform" that gave big business permanent tax cuts in the billions, while only giving middle-class and other working Americans, meager, token, temporary cuts.

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Posted by working-class_joe on 10/21/2018 at 9:48 PM

Re: “Measure 105: Vote No

Our sanctuary law was originally a way to protect the limited budgets and resources of local law enforcement agencies . There is currently NOTHING in current law that prohibits local law enforcement from cooperating with the feds if someone is arrested for a crime. Local LEO just can't roll around and stop people and demand their know...what the feds do....profile people on the basis of skin color, and tear families apart. This measure is driven by deliberate misinformation and racism. It perpetuates the myth of all foreign people being either criminals or terrorists. Oh wait...that's non-white immigrants. There plenty of illegal immigrants from European countries like Ireland, Poland...and outside of Europe like Russia...but I don't see any of them being swept up in raids or being called rapists on TV. No joke, I met a guy from Russia on a tourist visa, and two weeks later he was in NYC working at an electronics store after leaving his to pursue the good life here. I don't here Jeff Sessions complaining about that guy.

Posted by No_to_racism on 10/21/2018 at 9:10 PM

Re: “Endorsement: Oregon State Governor

Brown has down a great job giving the time she's been in office. Buehler expected her to solve some of the deepest problems in such a short amount of time? An easy and cheap criticism for Buehler to employ. As for Buehler himself, he is pandering to anyone and everyone to get votes. He says he is pro-choice, but his voting record says otherwise. He says he will vote to end Oregon's sanctuary law, but made a token statement criticizing Trump's attempt to penalize those seeking legal immigrant status for accessing health care. This guy has no backbone whatesoever. Where he isn't evasive, he's completely unclear. The bottom line is Buehler is a Republican will leave the door wide open in Oregon for the misogyny, xenophobia, racism, depravity and pure malevolence that is the foundation of Trump's (and the GOP's) vision of America.

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Posted by vote_4_brown on 10/20/2018 at 10:33 AM

Re: “Dogs in the Fast Lane: Don't put your pooch in the back of your pickup truck


Posted by rb on 10/19/2018 at 8:52 PM

Re: “It's Still Better Better to Buy than Rent

For the past 50 years, the typical home price cycles have been 7-10 years and the current cycle started in 2012 and our most recent cycle before the meltdown was 17 years.

Posted by Yolanda Ljubimir on 10/19/2018 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Endorsement: Bend Mayor

Russell has my vote. Moseley's villification of tourism is so short-sighted it's not even funny. Housing affordability is of course a big issue but not as simple as he thinks. Tourism pays the bills for many who work in service industries and others indirectly. Millions are spent in Bend by visitors and statewide. New residents buy the homes that our contractors build. Sure, it would be great if Bend had a more solid industrial we have no interstate and poor internet infrastructure (Bend Broadband is a joke). Without tourism and Bend's recreational assets and craft beer scene...Bend would be yet another dead or dying mill town. Vote for Russell, and don't vote out of hatred of people who come from elsewhere. Nativism, another form of resentment and hatred, is not a something we should embrace on a local level (despite it's rise nationally).

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Posted by lets_be_rational on 10/18/2018 at 8:24 PM

Re: “Election 2018

Clearly not looking beyond party lines here - with the exception of Cheri Helt, who is an amazing choice. Knute is a far superior choice than Kate Brown. Even the Oregonian agrees with this fact!

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Posted by gailfrid on 10/18/2018 at 7:59 PM

Re: “Election 2018

You might add:

- District 2 US Congressional Representative:
Jamie McLeod-Skinner

- State Representative, 59th District (includes Sisters area):
Darcy Long-Curtiss

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Posted by tiffysquid on 10/18/2018 at 7:44 PM

Re: “Endorsement: Oregon State Governor

Hi RealAndrewKaza- We met with Starnes and we maintain that he just wasn't the viable candidate the other two are. This was an incredibly difficult choice between the two of them, and while we agree that campaign finance limits are a problem, and we know Starnes be a friendly guy, he wasn't ready to lead at this level. Thus, we had to reserve our argument and the space we had in our paper to defending why we chose who we did, and to sharing with our local audience why we didn't select the local guy.

I'd encourage you to read our intro to our Election issue (…) as it speaks directly about non-affiliated voters in our county, and the need to think beyond party.

Thanks for your comments!

Posted by Nicole Vulcan on 10/18/2018 at 3:12 PM

Re: “Bend Scores Low in LGBTQ Equality

Thank you "Bendtaxpayer"! You have it right. I am so tired of "poor little ole me, white guys"....who have never suffered discrimination, never had to go to the back of the line, never had to be stopped and frisked because of their skin color, never had to suffer through an abortion because someone raped them, and never been told they can't use a bathroom because of what "might be between their legs". I know a lot of great white guys who make room for others less fortunate......but Scout, you just are not one of them. Stop with the lies about white are so privileged that your head is on backwards.

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Posted by Mayme on 10/18/2018 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Endorsement: Oregon State Governor

I get the Source methodology on endorsing Kate and you were very fair in your portrayal of Knute (maybe by necessity since he's a local). But I am disappointed that you were so dismissive of Patrick Starnes. No, he won't win but Starnes is carrying an important message in this most expensive all time Governor's race. Oregon has ZERO campaign limits and only Starnes is talking about that. None of our big problems get solved, mostly due to this one fact. We need to send a message to Salem and PS is that messenger. He also happens to be a pretty great guy with other interesting ideas. Too bad he was shut out of two of the three debates - another point The Source might have addressed. Deschutes County is a stronghold for the Independent Party of Oregon and non-affiliated voters. The Source should be a champion of democracy for all and not just the wealthy, rigged establishment parties.

Posted by RealAndrewKaza on 10/18/2018 at 2:39 AM

Re: “Bend Scores Low in LGBTQ Equality

Hi Scout, No one is asking for special treatment or extras as you put it. There is a reason we need anti discriminatory laws. Gays and other minorities have historically and even very recently faced hate and bigotry on such a scale it boggles the human mind. It must be nice to have such luxurious thinking as you. Let me guess, straight, heterosexual, white male. It is not us who have separated anyone out, it is you and people that think like you. Ive been around for quite some time. Countless friends that I know who were denied housing, health care and even been stabbed, shot and bashed. Just for being themselves. People like you will never get it, you are more dangerous than any nazi or white supremacist or any hate group. Those groups are outright about what they believe. You know better but choose to guise it under the belief (falsely) that we want "special" rights and are "separating" ourselves. Any gay person I know that saw your comment most certainly would not consider you a "friend".

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Posted by Bendtaxpayer on 10/17/2018 at 11:11 PM

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