Category Archives: 2012 April

Tom’s Tidbits- Is Equal Protection a lie?

Greetings! Equal application of law is one of the most basic foundations of a functional society.  Without equal justice there is no freedom.  Without fair and consistent enforcement of the rules of any game, the door is open for some … Continue reading

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“What NOW?!!” Toon for April

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The Fighter With The Strong Left Hook- Meet Steve Novick, candidate for Portland City Council

If you haven’t met Steve Novick, candidate for Portland’s City Council Position 4, you’re missing out.  We’ve known him as a Tom Dwyer client for years, but most people know Steve from his 2008 primary battle with Jeff Merkley to … Continue reading

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Singing the Health Care Blues- Single Payer Blues Festival

Are you singing the Health Care blues?  You’re not alone.  Millions of uninsured and underinsured Americans have been singing for years.  The President and Congress sang all last year, and the Supreme Court joined in this month.  But other people … Continue reading

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The Fight To Ban DHMO- Hydric Acid found in food, water supplies, much more

DHMO, hydric acid, di-hydrogen monoxide… it goes by a lot of names.  The media never talks about it, our politicians don’t regulate it, and you’ve probably never heard of it before, but chances are you are unknowingly exposed to it … Continue reading

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Shop Talk- We’ve Changed Our Tire Rotation Policy

Tire maintenance is one of the most basic things you can do to keep your vehicle safe and dependable.  Until recently, when you buy new tires we’ve put the new tires in the FRONT of the vehicle to keep the … Continue reading

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Health Notes- New smaller batteries have new larger problems

Gone are the days of the clunky “D”-cell batteries.  Today’s slim and hyper-compact technology has slim and hyper-compact batteries to go with it, and the tiny batteries that were once seen in cameras, calculators, and hearing aids are showing up … Continue reading

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Drew’s Kitchen- Simple French Onion Soup

If the last two month’s recipes have been a little challenging, here’s something easier but still satisfying.   I’ve tried French onion soup in a few restaurants and never liked it, probably because I ordered it at chain places that used … Continue reading

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Sellwood Bridge Update- Hurry up and wait

We looked around for something interesting about the obsolescent overpass, but there was just nothing.  Construction got off to a good start but it will be in a holding pattern for a while.  In-water work (any work that disturbs the … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight- “Rules for Radicals” by Saul Alinsky

Flip on any media platform, and you won’t have to wait long to hear the name Saul Alinsky.  Alinsky was a community organizer who died over 40 years ago, but to hear Fox tell the tale he has been ruling … Continue reading

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