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Rep. Jeff Merkley Calls on Karen Minnis to End “Disgusting, False Attacks” on Rob Brading and the Multnomah County Library Board

In 2004, when Minnis first leveled this false charge, an editorial in the Gresham Outlook called the charge: “Ridiculous on its face”.

House Democratic Leader Jeff Merkley called on House Speaker Karen Minnis today to end her false attacks on her opponent Rob Brading and, by association, the entire Multnomah County Library Board. Earlier this week, the Minnis campaign, under the guise of a third party group, took Oregon politics to a nasty new low when she accused Brading of “having a record of defending the pornography industry.” In 2004, when Minnis first leveled this false charge, an editorial in the Gresham Outlook called the charge: “Ridiculous on its face”.

“I am appealing to any sense of decency Karen Minnis may have to direct her campaign to end these disgusting, false attacks against Rob Brading,” said Merkley. “The level of irresponsibility here is shocking. Her campaign is attacking the entire library board, which is made up of some of the most prominent members of our community,” finished Merkley.

The Multnomah County library is one of the most heavily utilized public libraries in the nation. Its advisory board includes respected leaders of East County such as Troutdale Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Diane McKeel and Gresham Outlook Publisher Mark Garber. Brading said it is the honorable service of his fellow board members and the integrity of the Multnomah County Library that he is most interested in defending.

“These lies are outrageous. I’m confident that my neighbors in East County will see through this attack and that my campaign will be fine. I’m more concerned about the impact this kind of smear campaign has on the entire community and the library. How can we expect people to be willing to volunteer their time and their energy for public and community service positions if this kind of character assassination is what they will face?” said Brading.

“Minnis’ willingness to stoop so low to win this election is exactly why we need a new representative in House District 49. As the next State Representative, I pledge to put an end to these kinds of hyper-partisan personal attacks and focus on the priorities of the working families of East County. If Karen Minnis has any respect for the voters of District 49, she will repudiate these outrageous attacks immediately and apologize to the people of East County,” finished Brading.

August 9, 2006
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Subject: HB 1388 PASSED

I Googled the Federal Register--and this is true--see attachment.

Subject:HB 1388 PASSED

There is a link at the bottom that shows the executive order.


Whether you are an Obama fan, or not, EVERYONE IN THE U. S. needs to know.....

Something happened... H.R. 1388 was passed behind our backs. You may want to read about it.. It wasn't ' t mentioned on the news... just went by on the ticker tape at the bottom of the CNN screen.

Obama funds $20M in tax payer dollars to immigrate Hamas Refugees to the USA . This is the news that didn't make the headlines...

By executive order, President Barack Obama has ordered the expenditure of $20.3 million in "migration assistance" to the Palestinian refugees and "conflict victims" in Gaza .

The "presidential determination", which allows hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with ties to Hamas to resettle in the United States, was signed on January 27 and appeared in the Federal Register on February 4.

Few on Capitol Hill, or in the media, took note that the order provides a free ticket replete with housing and food allowances to individuals who have displayed their overwhelming support to the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in the parliamentary election of January 2006.

Let's review....itemized list of some of Barack Obama's most recent actions since his inauguration:

His first call to any head of state, as president, was to Mahmoud Abbas, leader of Fatah party in the Palestinian territory.

His first one-on-one television interview with any news organization was with Al Arabia television.

His first executive order was to fund/facilitate abortion(s) not just here within the U. S. , but within the world, using U. S. tax payer funds.

He ordered Guantanamo Bay closed and all military trials of detainees halted.

He ordered overseas CIA interrogation centers closed.

He withdrew all charges against the masterminds behind the USS Cole and the "terror attack" on 9/11.

Now we learn that he is allowing hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refuges to move to, and live in, the US at American taxpayer expense. These important, and insightful, issues are being "lost" in the blinding bail-outs and "stimulation" packages.

Doubtful? To verify this for yourself: www.thefederalregister.com/d.p/2009-02-04-E9-2488


WE are losing this country at a rapid pace.

Posted by: Jan Calkins | Jul 26, 2009 10:43:40 AM

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