Karma is a Bitch

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Independent Journal Review:

The Man Who Put Oregon Christian Bakers Out of Business Just Got Beaten at Polls By REPUBLICAN

For the first time in 14 years, Oregon voters elected a Republican to a state office, but there’s a bit more to the story than simply a surprising win in a deep blue state.

Lawmaker Dennis Richardson, a respected, though losing, candidate for Oregon governor in 2014, came back to defeat well-known Democrat, Brad Avakian, in the race for Secretary of State.

Avakian is the state bureaucrat who went after the business of the Christian bakers, Sweetcakes by Melissa in 2013. The owners, Melissa and Aaron Klein, refused to create a wedding cake for a lesbian couple. Though the bakery served gay customers, the couple believed that by participating in the wedding ceremony, they were condoning the marriage, which conflicted with their Christian beliefs.

Avakian’s Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) went after the Kleins, resulting in them being forced to close their business.

Aaron Klein tells Independent Journal Review that the state garnished their bank accounts and assets to satisfy a $135,000 fine. In all, he says, the state took $144,000 from them.

Oregon political analyst, Rob Kremer, told Independent Journal Review that Avakian campaigned on the idea that he would use the Secretary of State’s office to further his progressive political agenda and — surprisingly — that turned off a lot of Oregon’s liberal voters:

“I think people in Oregon were uncomfortable with Avakian’s stated objective of expanding the scope of the Secretary of State’s office to broaden a progressive agenda.

While I don’t think the Sweetcakes by Melissa case was the only thing that turned off voters, it was certainly an example people could point to to show that he was abusing his authority.”

Voters weren’t the only ones turned off. Avakian didn’t receive one major state newspaper endorsement during the race.

I support gay marriage. I also support the right of people who believe that gay marriage is wrong to not support gay marriage. It’s a big country, and there is room for different points of view. Live and let live.

Progs, on the other hand, think any dissent must be rooted out and punished.

Fuck progs.


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116 Responses to Karma is a Bitch

  1. This one is for Dandy Tiger:

  2. votermom says:

    Sweet revenge for sweetcakes

  3. DeniseVB says:

    Those mom and pop bakers and pizza places were targeted by LGBT activists. An honest media would have reported that. Can’t wait til we can make the media great again too ! In my perfect world, J-schools would no longer admit students who want to change the world, they need to be directed to other “studies”.

  4. That’s about 45 minutes from here.

  5. lyn says:

    Sweetcakes was forced to close its storefront shop because of protesters, and Melissa worked out of her home. She closed her business this fall.

  6. DeniseVB says:

    Map looks familiar, Sanctuary Cities? Hillary’s Ground Game? Unions?

  7. DeniseVB says:

    Reince Priebus just announced as Trump’s Chief of Staff. Oh yeah, he’s going to need an insider’s help draining the swamp !

  8. votermom says:

    Rience Priebus will he Trump’ s Chief of Staff.
    Who will run the RNC?

  9. 1539days says:

    Interesting tidbit about the election. Minnesota, the one state that didn’t go to Reagan in 1984, only had Hillary ahead by 1.5% this time.

    • lyn says:

      The Purple People Eater Party. LOL.

    • Constance says:

      Very interesting! I’m not sure the new incarnation of purple unity Dems would be bad for the country. We need at least two strong parties to prevent excesses from too much power. It looks to me like the Dems are going to go further left not centrist so Hillary and Bills purple party could go right down the middle. If the Dems go left from this defeat they are a dead party.

    • Anthony says:

      Excellent read. Thanks. Don’t agree 100% but lots more food for thought than I was expecting. Will be going back for seconds. If the relaunch is a success, I’ll go batshit cray.

    • kanaughty says:

      “Representative democracy” let’s just keep on telling the sheep the wrong information. It’s a representative REPUBLIC, so slimy from the clintons. I am so disappointed in them fueling the fire with their subliminal rhetoric and blatant lies.

  10. votermom says:

    Steve Bannon has been appointed Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor to the President

  11. swanspirit says:

    David Brooks belongs in jail.


    In his Friday column, New York Times columnist David Brooks speculates about a new political dichotomy and writes that President-elect Donald Trump will “resign or be impeached within a year.” From Brooks’ column: “Finally, it seems important to be humbled and taught by this horrific election result…Trump’s bigotry, dishonesty and promise-breaking will have to be denounced. We can’t go morally numb. But he needs to be replaced with a program that addresses the problems that fueled his assent. After all, the guy will probably resign or be impeached within a year.”

    However, while commenting on his column in a subsequent interview with KYRQ Radio in New York City, Brooks said, “Oh, and by the way – I forgot to mention ‘assassinated.’” The columnist then went on to say that “the whole ‘pen is mightier than the sword’ philosophy might have worked if we were talking about Hillary Clinton, but when it comes to Donald Trump, you don’t really need a pen, because he’ll bury himself soon enough.” “At the rate he’s going, I’m starting to wonder if he’ll make it through the first six months, let alone an entire year,” Brooks said.

  12. helenk3 says:

    Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid backs Rep. Keith Ellison for Democratic National Committee chair – NBC News
    Read more on nbcnews.com

    • helenk3 says:


      these two things tell me everything I need to know about today’s democratic party

      • kanaughty says:

        So they will get their muslim dnc leader and will try to recruit a young muslim for their next pres. Still with the identity politics. It is really making me sick and i guess this is why hillary wanted to let in 500,000 more refugees for their votes of their next young muslim candidate. And i bet you anything the dems will clear the path for that person to get the nomination. I can see the future. This is all to their detriment. This identity politics turns me and a lot of people off when it is shoved in your face and you are supposed to feel sorry for them because they are in the dem victim hierarchy.

  13. lateblum says:

    I just came over here to remind everyone to LOOK OUT YOUR WINDOWS ..
    Even right this minute, the moon is extraordinary!

    • helenk3 says:

      yes it is. so glad I got to see it

      • lateblum says:

        I was driving back from the store and saw it hanging over the tops of the buildings. So I decided to drive along the lake and there were at least 60 cars just stopped in the road to look at that awesome sight.

    • Dora says:

      I just stepped outside to take a look. Wow! It’s unbelievably bright. Thanks.

    • taw46 says:

      A beautiful moon.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Thank you everyone for the reminder, I was able to catch it on my side of the building and even with all the lamplights it was still very bright. The is a slight frost in the air so it also had a halo. Wonderful.

      I kept wondering where I had heard perigee and apogee recently and thin it dawned on me. It is part of one of the spells fro Bedknobs and Broomsticks!

  14. Dora says:

    • Lulu says:

      Ditto for Ted Cruz. Bye Ted in 2018.
      They fought the Trump and the Trump won.

      • helenk3 says:

        not using the brains of these two people in not a smart move. This is about the country, not just trump. You do not have to like someone to work with them,

        • Lulu says:

          There are lots of brains in DC. Neither of these are anything special. Cruz screwed up for retaining his Senate seat after he lost badly and continuing to make it all about him. There are two congressmen raising money to primary him. He is a very good lawyer but that doesn’t make him a good Senator nor a good Supreme court judge. He won the state as a favorite son then wouldn’t give it up for the good of the state. He infuriated his constituents. That is not smart. That is hubris and stubbornness.

        • 1539days says:

          Republicans were riding high in 2004, too. Then 2006 happened.

        • Underwhelmed says:

          They showed him who they really are, and he’s shown them the door. It’s called being a smart operator.

        • votermom says:

          Ayotte turned her back on her constituents as soon as she got to DC. She is very stupid politically. And she did not support Trump in any way, our v she opposed him. Mistakes no sense for Trump to trust her with a job.

          Cruz is also iffy – took forever to endorse Trump. On the plus side he never withdrew the endorsement, unlike Mike Lee etc, and he did help campaign at the end. I would trust him on SCOTUS.

        • kanaughty says:

          Yeah i agree, you don’t want to mess with the cruz coalition. Plus he is so great when it comes to the constitution. He is a fighter for it. Him and cruz seemed like buds in the beginning but then it got bad. I liked it way better when they got along. So i wish djt would extend the olive branch. Although it’s possible that cruz is saying no.

  15. Dora says:

  16. helenk3 says:

    Donald Trump says he will ‘think about it’ on whether to appoint special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton’s email use – Reuters

  17. Venus says:

    I think what the SoS did to Sweet Cakes by Melissa is a travesty. The market should decide such things, not the government.
    And by market deciding I don’t mean b.s. SJW demonstrations in front of the place impeding it operating (like what happened in Memories Pizza — remember that place in IN that the SJWs stormed when the owner said they probably wouldn’t cater a same sex wedding).
    A bakery doesn’t want to make a SSM cake? Go to one that will and then stop giving ANY business to that bakery (no birthday cakes, muffins, etc) and encourage your friends not to give business to that place.

  18. helenk3 says:


    only 4 states now with a democratic governor and both houses.

    today’s democrats really do not understand America

    • kanaughty says:

      Yeah, and i say thank god for the geniuses that came up with the electoral college so that each state’s population at least has half a chance of being represented. Otherwise ny and ca would decide all future of our presidents.

    • kanaughty says:

      He is such an ass. Another one that doesn’t get it and also thinks the dems in the minority have all this power.

  19. elliesmom says:

    The Wall Street Journal has an interesting compilation of what was posted on FB to liberals vs what was posted to conservatives. The FB group on civility is going nuts over it.

    • votermom says:

      what is the civility group saying about it?

      • elliesmom says:

        Mostly they’re upset because it finally hit them they aren’t seeing the same information the “other side” sees. They’ve been asking for places to go that will let them see the other side’s point of view. It’s a positive “going nuts”. There are still die-hards who think the red side of the graphic is full of lies, but there are cracks forming. 😉

  20. kanaughty says:

    Watching on youtube judge jeneane from today. She said trump called her because i guess they are friends. I wonder if she’s on one of his position lists or SCOTUS!

  21. votermom says:

    Hubby is channel.surfing.
    I caught this part of 60 min

    Stahl: how are you going to fight ISIS?

    Trump: I’m not going to tell you that. Why would I tell you that?

    • kanaughty says:

      That was a lot more buses then i would think. Wow. Can they be more obvious? Really? They are also annoyingly taking up two whole lanes on a four lane road.

  22. Chappelle ignored SNL tradition and was actually funny.

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