This Week in the Media – 27 March 2023

Lars Jefferson curates a news and links for the LPO membership.

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Rage Against the War Machine

WATCH HEROES Stand Up To Iraq War Machine | Breaking Points

Hundreds of Thousands of Iraqis Were Killed in the War. One Was My Brother. | The Free Press

Pentagon will expedite delivery of tanks, Patriot systems to Ukraine | The Hill

Why US troops remain in Iraq 20 years after ‘shock and awe’ | AP News

U.S. Contractor Killed, Service Members Wounded In Drone Strike | The Daily Wire

Biden warns Iran after tit-for-tat strikes in Syria | Reuters

Father surprises son on his return from deployment | Kevin W.

114 and More

But Wait, There’s More. – Oregon Firearms Federation

Democrat Bombshell Follow Up – Oregon Firearms Federation

The Bill We Warned You About – Oregon Firearms Federation

SB348 2023 Regular Session – Oregon Legislative Information System

GUN BILL BAIT AND SWITCH – Oregon Firearms Federation

REMINDER – Oregon Firearms Federation

House Republicans Blast ATF In Hearing Over Pistol Brace Ban | TIMCAST

States – Sanctuary Counties

ATF cites teens for JAYWALKING | LPMisesCaucus

Mother files harassment complaint against Lorain, Ohio, police

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Gun Parts Shop ABANDONED By the NRA!⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Multnomah County


“I want to go back to prison:” Homeless sex offender punches child in face, say police | KATU


Cracker Barrel permanently closes remaining Portland metro area restaurants

Tourists’ perceptions of Portland are improving, but hotel occupancy remains depressed –

Media blames Walmart leaving Portland on … Walmart (?) | The Oregon Catalyst

Massive 20 ft. fence comes down over Portland Apple store | The Oregon Catalyst


In Year’s First Six Months, County Spent Less Than Half Its Budgeted Metro Homeless Services Money

Lars Larson: NW shanty towns become fire magnets | The Oregon Catalyst

Montavilla Town Hall March 18, 2023

Wheeler slams measure 110 for slow rollout of addiction treatment funds

Portland’s mega-camp for homeless people could feature sleeping pods, not tents, mayor says –

A homeless encampment under Broadway Bridge catches fire | KATU

The fallout from Broadway Bridge Fire | PDXReal

‘More needs to be done’: City puts up barriers along sections of SE Powell to deter homeless camps, traffic

Public Policy

Portland pays people to not drive | The Oregon Catalyst

Social Media

Tent Fire and Attack on Brandon Farley | TheRealFarley

Effects of Fentanyl | Kevin Dahlgren

Portland in Free Fall | Rumble Dumbs

Portland is homeless sacristy city | PDXReal

God is on fire | PDXReal


Lars Larson: Secondhand hard drug smoke now OK? What? | The Oregon Catalyst

Portland transit workers have ‘zero confidence’ in far-left DA to prosecute assaults on employees | The Post Millennial |


Rare wolverine spotted along Columbia River in Portland


Politics and Law

No SB 704. No government takeover of Oregon health care

SB704 2023 Regular Session – Oregon Legislative Information System

House votes to expand assisted suicide law | The Oregon Catalyst

HB2279 2023 Regular Session – Oregon Legislative Information System

$200+ million housing package headed to Oregon Gov. Kotek’s desk

HB2001 2023 Regular Session – Oregon Legislative Information System

‘I think that’s ridiculous’: People react to Oregon ‘pump your own gas’ bill | KVAL

HB2426 2023 Regular Session – Oregon Legislative Information System

Capitol Update: Kicker theft. Property tax cut. Gun bill. Hotel tax… | The Oregon Catalyst

Rep. Diehl: Extreme anti-parental rights bill HB 2002 | The Oregon Catalyst

HB2002 2023 Regular Session – Oregon Legislative Information System

Oregon approves new political party (Presidential impact)

Oregon proposing unprecedented bill that would punish coaches for fan behavior – Footballscoop

HB2472 2023 Regular Session – Oregon Legislative Information System


State budget writers release their spending framework | News |

Benton County

Benton County to advisers about landfill: Stop advising us

Corvallis adopts ranked choice voting changes

Corvallis restaurants oppose street up dining restrictions

Clackamas County

Clackamas County says ‘no’ to transitional housing for unhoused people –


Chart: Oregon Covid overkill on display

Douglas County

Three arrested in connection to armed robberies in Douglas County | KATU


Lebanon-based company commits to build a $1.5B factory in Indiana


Editorial: Keeping an eye on GAPS

Corvallis middle school teachers share the reality of school violence

Parents accuse Oregon museum of ‘overreach’ of power with pronouns policy | KATU

Educational Freedom: A Tale of Two Governors | The Oregon Catalyst

Failing Oregon Schools: The Newest Data

It’s worse! Sex story assignment was in school curriculum | The Oregon Catalyst

Churchill High School Parent exposes overtly sexual assignment for students | WTFPORTLAND 

Students protest after Canby School District removes 35 books from school libraries

Gas Ban

NW Natural in existential fight as Oregon eyes electrification –

Measure to undo Eugene natural gas ban makes ballot | The Oregon Catalyst


Senate GOP: Homeless package passing is just step one | The Oregon Catalyst

Lars Larson: Bad news about Kotek’s just passed housing plan | The Oregon Catalyst

Harrisburg Bridge

Truck weight limits take effect on bridge between Albany, Junction City

Linn County

One week in Linn County: 4 fatal fentanyl-related overdoses

Miss Oregon

9th Circuit lets Green v Miss USA stand | The Oregon Catalyst


Senators press Kotek for independent nonpartisan OLCC investigation | The Oregon Catalyst

Washington County

Shoplifter bites off security guard’s earlobe in Tigard


Politics and Law

House Republicans pass Parents Bill of Rights | The Hill

AOC Argues it’s ‘Fascism’ for Parents to Be Informed About What the Government is Teaching Their Kids (VIDEO) | TIMCAST

Biden Uses First Veto Of His Presidency To Kill Rebuke Of Federal ESG Push | The Daily Wire

Manchin calls Biden administration priorities ‘absolutely infuriating’ after ESG veto | The Hill

‘Decorum, Please!’: White House Briefing Erupts After Reporter Accuses Jean-Pierre Of Discrimination | The Daily Wire

House Republicans pressured to take sides between Trump, DeSantis | The Hill

TikTok now has 150 million active users in the U.S., CEO to tell Congress

TikTok CEO commitments ‘not enough for the parents of America’ – US lawmaker | Reuters


Fox, Dominion face off over airing of false election claims | AP News


Khanna won’t run for Senate, endorses Barbara Lee | The Hill

Scott Walker says no to Wisconsin Senate run | The Hill

Trump silent on abortion as 2024 campaign pushes forward | AP News

Ron DeSantis: I Can Beat Biden In A Presidential Race; I Would’ve Fired Fauci | The Daily Wire


House Committee to Secretary Antony Blinken: Produce Afghanistan Withdrawal Documents or Be Subpoenaed | TIMCAST

Air Force Academy

Judicial Watch: Records Show Air Force Academy Focus on Anti-American Critical Race Theory Training of Cadets – Academy Head Ties Cadets to Racism and Social Injustice


Wall Street slides after major Swiss banking takeover | NewsNation

Yellen vows to safeguard deposits at smaller U.S. banks, intervene if needed | Reuters

EDITORIAL: Calling Out the Federal Reserve | The Oregon Catalyst

EDITORIAL: Lars Larson: Biden bank scandal, lies continue to grow | The Oregon Catalyst


CDC study warns of ‘dramatic increase’ in deadly fungus across US | The Hill


College Gets Millions from U.S. to Develop Tool for Journalists to Combat Misinformation | Judicial Watch

Details of RESTRICT ACT | LPMisesCaucus


Biden Releases Statement About Declassifying Intelligence On Origins Of COVID-19 Pandemic | The Daily Wire

Moderna pays $400 million in royalties to NIH | LPNational

U.S. court upholds block on Biden’s vaccine order for federal workers | Reuters

White House to disband Covid response team in May: report | Fox News

Donald Trump

Florida Gov. DeSantis attacks Manhattan DA over possible Trump charges

Trump to ‘Dismantle Deep State’ with ‘Truth and Reconciliation Commission’

House Republicans seek testimony from Manhattan DA on Trump hush money probe | The Hill

Manhattan DA Fires Back After House Republicans Open Probe Into Trump Case | The Daily Wire

New York grand jury in Trump probe will not meet Wednesday – source | Reuters

2018 Letter Shows Michael Cohen Made False Claims To Investigators About Hush Money Payment To Stormy Daniels | The Daily Wire

Manhattan DA: Trump created false expectation of arrest, Republicans interfered | Reuters

Trump live updates: Threatening letter with nonhazardous white powder found at Manhattan DA’s office

Democratic Party Wants to Jail Trump, Left-Wing Racism Threatens Military!

Trump vows to remove ‘thugs and criminals’ from justice system at rally, amid legal woes | The Hill

Ted Nugent Kicks Off Trump Rally Attacking Ukraine’s Zelensky


Amazon deepens tech-sector gloom with another 9,000 layoffs | Reuters

Fed hikes rates by a quarter percentage point, indicates increases are near an end

Stocks Slide After Federal Reserve Hikes Target Interest Rate, Balances Fighting Inflation And Protecting Banks | The Daily Wire

NPR lays off 100 employees as company faces $30 million decline in revenue | The Post Millennial |


Republicans In Red States Including Tennessee Join Dems To Resist School Choice Policies | The Daily Wire


Suppressed government report finding fluoride can reduce children’s IQ made public under EPA lawsuit


Biden nominee to lead FAA withdraws amid GOP criticism | The Hill


FDA Pushes Abortion Drug–Judicial Watch Acts!

Foreign Policy

PREVIEW Biden, Trudeau to talk Ukraine, defense spending, Haiti in Ottawa | Reuters

Canada pledges Great Lakes funding after Trudeau-Biden talks | AP News


Judicial Watch Sues Federal Trade Commission for Information on Controversial Targeting of Twitter Owner Elon Musk


U.S. to Spend $50 Million on “Post-Release Services” for Migrant Youths | Judicial Watch

Biden’s Migrant Catch-and-Release Policy Unlawful, Trump-Appointed Judge Rules | Judicial Watch

January 6

FBI Informant Was Embedded In Jan. 6 Defense Team, Lawyers Allege | The Daily Caller

Jeffrey Epstein

Judge rules banks can be sued for profiting from Jeffrey Epstein’s sex-trafficking scheme

Joe Biden

BOMBSHELL: Chinese Communist Cash for Biden Family

President Biden denies his family got money from a Chinese energy firm | Just The News

Karine Jean-Pierre ripped for claiming Biden family’s $1M payout is ‘lies:’ ‘We’re living in an insane time’ | Fox News


Moore v. Harper – Ballotpedia


AirBnB owner CANNOT evict squatter

Handyman turns the tables on squatters who took over his mother’s house | Fox News

Los Angeles school workers reach contract agreement with district | Reuters

UTLA makes case for homeschooling | Daniel Fernandez

CNN Reporter Gets Robbed While Working on Story About San Francisco’s ‘Rampant Street Crime’ | TIMCAST

California, drugmaker partner to produce affordable insulin | AP News

City pays $750K after police accused of painting swastika | AP News

Video: Strongest Los Angeles tornado in 40 years damages several buildings, injures 1

California bill could ban the sale of Skittles, Hot Tamales, and more | The Hill

Stanford Mandates Free Speech Training After Protest of US Judge

Stanford’s War Against Its Own Students | The Free Press


Denver police hunting for student suspected of shooting two school administrators | The Hill


Miami Beach Orders Curfew And State Of Emergency Over Shootings And ‘Unruly’ Spring Break Crowds

Lawsuit challenges Florida ban on gender-affirming care | AP News

Florida teen gets life in prison for killing young classmate | AP News


Kemp signs bill banning some gender-affirming care for transgender youth | The Hill


Idaho poised to allow firing-squad executions in some cases | AP News

‘DEVASTATING BLOW TO HEALTH CARE ACCESS’: Idaho hospital to stop providing pregnancy care as doctors flee state over abortion laws


Woman says squatter has taken over two-flat she owns – CBS Chicago


Communists try to shut down Michael Knowles event | TIMCAST

12 injured in apartment floor collapse near university | AP News


Iowa enacts transgender bathroom bill and ban on gender-affirming care for minors


Kentucky Governor Vetos New Regulation on Transgender-Related Issues | TIMCAST


Louisiana Man to Be Chemically Castrated After Raping Minor

Louisiana Republicans Gain Historic Power As Longtime Democrat Switches Parties | The Daily Wire


World Record Alligator Gar Pulled From Mississippi Lake Tangled in Fisherman’s Net

Dozens dead in Mississippi tornadoes

Tornado tears across Mississippi, more than two dozen dead | Reuters

Daunting recovery underway in tornado-devastated Mississippi – Chicago Tribune

Biden declares emergency for Mississippi due to storm damage | Reuters


Missouri AG says state law ‘already prohibits’ gender-affirming health care for youth | The Hill


Drag community shows up to protest Nebraska drag show bill | AP News


Southwest Pilot Suffers Medical Emergency In Flight — Off-Duty Flyer Steps In | The Daily Wire

New York

Barricades unloaded near Manhattan criminal court ahead of possible Trump indictment | The Hill

NYC schools using tax dollars to host LGBTQ writers promoting books on gender identity


Philadelphia to pay $9.25 million settlement over response to protests after George Floyd murder

Pennsylvania Dem Threatens To Withhold Funding From University of Pittsburgh Over Conservative Speakers

Philadelphia to Pay Certain Pregnant Women $1K per month | TIMCAST

Opinion | Philadelphia’s Masterman School is being destroyed by DEI – The Washington Post

Philadelphia recommends bottled water after chemical spill in Delaware River tributary | The Hill

South Carolina

Buster Murdaugh denies involvement in high school classmate’s 2015 death | The Hill


A Texas university president canceled a student drag show, calling it ‘divisive’ and misogynistic. First Amendment advocates disagree | CNN

‘Derisive, Divisive And Demoralizing Misogyny’: Public University President Cancels Student Drag Show, Issues Fiery Rebuke Of Drag | The Daily Wire

LAWSUIT: FIRE sues Texas university president illegally blocking charity drag show | The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression

Two migrants suffocate to death aboard Texas train, 10 hospitalized | Reuters


Utah becomes first state to require parental consent for minors using social media | The Hill


Coach Fired For Praying At Football Game Reinstated To Old Role, Gets Nearly $2 Million Settlement | The Daily Wire

Seattle’s open sex work and trafficking scene | Jonathan Choe


Wyoming abortion ban that went into effect over weekend temporarily blocked by judge


Belarus 🇧🇾 

Putin says Moscow to place nuclear weapons in Belarus, US reacts cautiously | Reuters

Canada 🇨🇦 

Trans teacher who sparked controversy with her prosthetic breasts goes skydiving with male porn star | Daily Mail Online

CSIS Briefed Ontario Premier’s Office on Potential Chinese Interference: Ford

China 🇨🇳 

CCP forces children to view ‘Patriotic Film’ | Inonvenient Truths

US due diligence firm Mintz Group says 5 Chinese staff in Beijing office detained – Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

Denmark 🇩🇰 

Denmark invites Nord Stream operator to help salvage unidentified object | Reuters

European Union 🇪🇺 

EU vows to crack down on greenwashing with new rules for labels | Euronews

France 🇫🇷 

France’s government survives a no-confidence motion | Reuters

Dining al fresco in Paris | Lukewearechange

Arrival in Paris | Moreperfectus

The garbage of Paris | stillgray 

Israel 🇮🇱 

Israel, Palestinians aim to curb violence as holiday nears | AP News

Israeli leader halts bill against Christian proselytizing | AP News

Netherlands 🇳🇱 

Dutch Government wants to seize farmland | Peter Sweden 

Asylum seeker who stabbed Dutch therapist to death had already killed two people before arriving in Europe

Russia 🇷🇺 

Putin flaunts alliance with Xi as ‘dear friends’ meet in Kremlin | Reuters

Russia, China are not creating military alliance, Putin says | Reuters

South Korea 🇰🇷 

K-pop takeover battle loser HYBE to sell $437 mln stake in SM | Reuters

Thailand 🇹🇭 

Thai police bust call scammers who preyed on older Americans | AP News

United Kingdom 🇬🇧 

Quran-burning far-right politician banned from entering UK

Nine charged over ‘extreme body modifications’ after footage of penis amputations livestreamed | Daily Mail Online

Factbox: Boris Johnson’s defence over allegations he misled UK parliament | Reuters

United Nations 🇺🇳 

‘Climate time bomb ticking’, emissions must urgently be cut, UN chief says | Reuters

U.N. Is A Climate “Disinformation Threat Actor”

Kent Police sign lists rape as ‘non-emergency’ crime – BBC News


3-D Printing

Star Trek replicator? No, a 3D printer that can laser-cook desserts!

Electric Vehicles

Cruise wants to test self-driving cars all over California | AP News

Death Of The Muscle Car: Dodge Reveals Final Gas-Powered Challenger As Company Shifts To EV Production | The Daily Wire


Wave of countries ban TikTok on government devices over security concerns | Washington Examiner


Twitter hunts Github user who posted source code online | The Hill

Culture and Editorials

Amanda Knox

Amanda Knox: The Life I Refused to Surrender | The Free Press

Why did this cop turn up dead?

Burlington, VT

EP 112: Fair Game

Terrorists on the city council


“The Most Dangerous People In America Right Now”

Culture War

Alex Stein in San Francisco

Snapshot from Blue America

Critical Consciousness is evil | Holly Math Nerd

Weekly Roundup | FAIR

Douglas Murray

Things worth remembering: Emily Dickenson’s Bowl of Gemstones


What happened to education?

Parents want police protection back in our schools | The Oregon Catalyst

Opinion | Philadelphia’s Masterman School is being destroyed by DEI – The Washington Post

Graphic Novels

REVIEW: Writer And Artist Matt Battaglia Debuts Flashback-Inducing Dystopian Graphic Novel ‘House On Fire’ | TIMCAST

Timcast IRL – Democrats DESPERATE To Stop TIKTOK BAN As Ban Seems Likely w/Ethan Van Sciver – YouTube


‘Mean Girls’ Original Writer Considers Suing Tina Fey Despite Signing Away Rights, Demands ‘Equity’ | The Daily Wire

Comedians Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider And More Defend Chris Rock’s Will Smith Jokes | The Daily Wire

Woke policies of Disney gravely damaging the fortunes of the entertainment giant – IFN


Newsmax returns to DirecTV, inks multiyear distribution deal –


John Rich: How Wokeness Killed Country Music | PragerU

Fox in the henhouse | Luke Combs

Bright Eyes | Timcast

Personality Disorders

The first mistake when you wake up to Cluster B | Josh Slocum

The drowning will pull you beneath the waves too | Josh Slocum


Pope Francis Suggests Catholic Church Should End Celibacy Requirement for Priests | TIMCAST

Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch Engaged, Ready To Marry For Fifth Time | The Daily Wire


Alzheimer’s first signs may appear in your eyes, study finds | CNN

World’s first octopus farm proposals alarm scientists – BBC News

Colossal Solar Tornado Found Swirling Over Sun’s Surface; What Causes These Whirlwinds? | Science Times

James Webb Space Telescope spies hot, gritty clouds in skies of huge exoplanet with 2 suns

Relativity’s debut rocket launch proves durability, fails in space | Reuters

Blue Origin says an overheated engine part caused last year’s cargo rocket failure

Asteroid to pass between Earth and moon in 17,500mph close encounter | Science & Tech News | Sky News

US teens prove 2000-years-old Pythagoras’s theorem through trigonometry


Trans-identified biological male wins women’s cycling event in New York, towers over 2nd, 3rd place competitors on podium | The Post Millennial

World governing body bans transgender women athletes | Reuters

Chicago Blackhawks won’t wear Pride jerseys, cite Russian law

Unwelcome spotlight falls on NHL team Pride night events | AP News

Tom Brady Posts Cryptic Quote About ‘Betrayal’ After Gisele Bündchen Breaks Silence On Their Divorce | The Daily Wire


Elon Musk’s satellites are muddling UFO sighting statistics, researchers say

World Baseball Classic

Shohei Ohtani whiffs Mike Trout as Japan defeats Team USA to win World Baseball Classic title

News of Weird

Sniffing body odour is tested as an anxiety therapy – BBC News

‘Own the feels’: New Zealand government tries to help teens recover from breakups

Sharkgate: Scientists Claim ‘Rare Shark’ in Photo Is Actually Just a Plastic Toy

Police: Man threatened MBTA riders with pet rat named Jerry – Boston 25 News

Lawyer: 29-year-old who posed as teen student was lonely | AP News

Experience Regina apologizes after criticism over new slogans ‘sexualizing’ the city | CBC News

State-sponsored matchmaking app launched in China | China | The Guardian

Chinese firm invents lockdown-inspired kissing machine for remote lovers

Humor and Memes

How to END Drag Queen Story Hour Forever

Social Media Makes You Hate Everyone

Chinese Military To Just Shout Wrong Pronouns At American Soldiers

Trump goes to Jail

Saudi TV mocks Biden and Harris | I Meme therefore I am

“CREEP” – BIDEN PARODY SONG | Louder with Crowder


The Culture War EP.5 Tim Pool, Bill Ottman SUE California, MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT

Michael Malice: “You Have No Idea How Bad Things Could Get”

Jefferson State of Mine Ep. 12

The Moral Insult of Racial Equity | Glenn Loury & John McWhorter | The Glenn Show

British Comedians Are Cowards

Understanding Leftists

DARVO | New Discourses Ep. 42

Stakeholder Capitalism and the End of History – New Discourses

Wokeness and the structure of cults

LPO Editor