December 4, 2019

Why Isn’t Hydro Power Green Enough?

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Politicians continue their love affair with “renewables” while ignoring what’s real. Reports are saying that despite increased population – 112 people per day in-migration for 2018 – coupled with an increased need for electricity, the production and sale of hydro power will be decreasing.  The reason is simple. Closure of coal plants in Boardman and Centralia and the addition of…

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December 2, 2019

Lesson Missed In Oregon’s Biggest Agency Lawsuit

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It was about cutting trees, not who would profit. Oregon’s largest newspaper has never understood sustainable forestry practices. The Oregonian in its article “Failing forestry: With $1 billion timber lawsuit, not all 14 counties are big winner,” said as much. Their latest report saying that taxpayers would have to foot the bill proves the point. It’s not up to taxpayers…

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November 26, 2019

Democrat Legislators Worry About Re-Election Over Carbon Tax Vote

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Democrat Legislators Will Be Punished By Its Own Lobby Group For Failing To Vote For Cap N Trade. Desperately seeking support, Oregon’s Governor is about the state offering payola and favors to farmers, loggers and industry groups in exchange for backing Cap n Trade 2.0 in the upcoming February 2020 legislative session. OLCV, Oregon League of Conservation of Voters, becomes…

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October 1, 2019

Tootie Smith sets sight on Clackamas Commission seat

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Published in Molalla Pioneer Tootie Smith officially filed paperwork to run for the chair of the Clackamas County Commission Tootie Smith officially filed paperwork at the County Clerk’s office to run for the chair of the Clackamas County Commission, a position currently held by Jim Bernard. Smith said that the Clackamas County Commission inability’s to balance its checkbook while receiving…

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September 12, 2019

Tootie Smith Officially files for Chair, Clackamas County Commission

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Oregon City, OR:  Life-long Clackamas County resident and community activist, Tootie Smith, filed official paperwork today at the County Clerk’s office for Chair of the Clackamas County Commission.  Clackamas County Commission inability’s to balance their check book while receiving record revenues,$1.22billion, from taxpayers is just one reason why Smith is running for Chair. Smith also cites the Clackamas County Commissioners…

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July 10, 2019

Oregon State Government is Your Titanic

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Oregon state government has become its own Titanic heavy with taxes, guns and vaxx. Soon to sink under the stupidity of its own ideas. $26 billion PERS retirement debt. Originally started as an incentive to give retirement to people to work in government back when the jobs paid little. Today through shrewd union negotiations for higher and higher wages and…

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June 15, 2019

Catch-22 Dilemma of the Measles Vaccination Debate

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To vaxx or not to vaxx. You may have the right not to vaxx, but you do not have the right to infect. The debate exploded when HB 3063 was sent to Oregon Senate after quickly passing in the House of Representative.  Thanks to Senator Kim Thatcher who pointed out the absurdity of mandating the Oregon Health Authority to forcibly…

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June 5, 2019

My Time with Sen Jackie Winters

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By Tootie Smith Remembrances continue to pour in on the passing of Sen Jackie Winters and rightfully so. Jackie’s influence was wide and loving with a uniquely bipartisan style while holding true to values that would later be defined as “Oregonian.” She was my political mentor when I first was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 2000. Our…

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April 24, 2019

8 Oregon Laws That Will Wreck Your Way of Life

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By Tootie Smith Oregon state government soon to sink under the stupidity of its own ideas.  1.      $26 billion PERS retirement debt. Originally started as an incentive to give retirement to people to work in government back when the jobs paid little. Today through shrewd union negotiations for higher and higher wages and willing elected officials who gladly accepted tons…

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April 18, 2019

Shoe Dog Vs. $2 Billion Sales Tax

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By Tootie Smith $2 billion sales tax proposed by the Super Majority of elected democrats on business will raise prices to consumers as it fails to consider profitability and cash flow. Nike founder, Phil Knight, in his book Shoe Dog, tells of a situation in mid-1970’s where he almost went bankrupt even though the company had gross sales of $40…

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