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Here’s What I Told KXL Radio About Oregon’s Timber Unity – Blue Collar Rebellion

The global warming cap and tax bill HB-2020 has riven Oregon politics.

Oregon Senate Republicans walked out of the legislative session one week ago to deprive the Democrats, who enjoy a supermajority in the legislature, a quorum to pass this destructive and onerous bill.

So strong is the revulsion to this job-destroying, vast expansion of government that Oregon blue collar workers, truckers, loggers and farmers’ voices have reached high enough decibels to make national news.

Leftist publications such a “The Daily Beast” and “Rolling Stone” have desperately grasped for (banned) straws in their effort to dirty-up the reputations of the people who grow and truck your food.

Media have whispered about ‘militias,’ death threats have been made against the head of the Oregon GOP, Senate Republicans and now, as if on cue, the evil Koch Brothers have appeared in the hallucinations of “Rolling Stone” reporters bwahahaha-ing and twisting their mustaches and while toying with their puppet strings.

But the bottom line is: Democrats more than overreached. Now they’re (finally) reaping the whirlwind.

Thousands of Oregonians from around the state converged on Salem Thursday to show support for the Oregon 11 senators and the people who stand to lose their jobs if this bill should pass.

The Democrat leadership says the bill is dead for the session, but few believe them.

Last Sunday I arranged to call in to the Abrams and Pasero show on KXL. I advise you to do the same this Sunday morning from 8-10am.

Check out my call. It’s in the first hour after the 8:30am news.

Fort Hood Active shooter response time is 15 MINUTES?

How Fort Hood’s response time stacks up to cities in the US.

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When Lt General Mark A. Milley revealed the response time of Military Police to the shooter at Fort Hood as 15-20 minute at a news conference last night ,  it was a sit-up-straight-mouth-agape-moment. I wrote about it here last night. 

Fifteen MINUTES for an ACTIVE SHOOTER? Fifteen minutes to stop a man with a gun predating upon our finest and best trained warriors without anyone to stop him? Fifteen? 

Fort Hood, Texas is BIG. It’s a military reservation of about 45,000 people on 335 square miles “deep in the heart of Texas.”  It’s a vast area for MP’s to cover which is just another reason why the trained soldiers who call Fort Hood their temporary home should be able to carry weapons. 

Here’s how that 15-20  response time compares with other cities. When the times have a wide variance because police agencies lump high priority with low priority calls, I give you a range. 

Houston Code 1’s (of which an active shooter surely would be one): 3.5 to 5.5 minutes.

Fort Worth:  5 to 7:55.

Atlanta: An average of 11 minutes and 11 seconds.

Denver: 11 minutes

Tucson: 10.11

Milwaukee, Wisconsin: 5:17 (for shootings)

The other salient fact is the average time a perpetrator stays in contact with a victim. The answer to that is about 75 seconds. 

The old saw goes: when seconds count, the police are only minutes away. It’s not their fault. They have to react, prioritize and respond. Until they get there, you’re on your own. And so are our soldiers. It’s a travesty.