"I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions. But laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors." - Thomas Jefferson (appears in the Jefferson Memorial)

If you let O’Reilly run wild

This week’s “Rogue of the Week” for Willamette Week is a national figure, but a former Portland (KATU-TV) broadcaster, Bill O’Reilly. O’Reilly was only engaging in his usual routine of overheated misinformation, but this time he was pointing it back at Portland. Hence the reference.

Details at the link. In general, as the Week suggested, if you take O’Reilly’s core shot – “If you let the crazy educators run wild, which they are in many, many parts of the country, then we’re just going to lose the country, because the kids are confused. They don’t know what the heck is going on” – and replace the references to educators and kids with “O’Reilly” and “his viewers,” you’ve about nailed it.

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  1. One must be sure the Commie threat needed God to combat it.

    Oh well, last I knew our City Council still opens with a prayer and while Baker City is pretty nice place to live I’m unsure it’s for that reason.

    June 29, 2008

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