Look What Former Portland Wrestler Jesse Ventura Is Up To Now


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As much of America knows, ex-Portland Wrestling star Jesse "The Body" Ventura went on to take a surprising turn into politics as governor a decade ago of Minnesota (this of course in the days before Sarah Palin and Arnold Schwarznegger set the bar at new levels for improbable stints in a governor's office). Now, Ventura's career takes a new twist with a cable TV show promising to plumb all manner ...   More
 
Monday, December 7, 2009 HANK STERN

Rose Bowl: Everything Ohio State Wants To Know About Oregon, We're Going To Answer


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In this installment of our run-up to the Rose Bowl, Buckeyes fan Noah Litton asks me the question every Ducks football fan dreads, "Traditionalist football fans from the Midwest sometimes grimace at Oregon's weekly fashion show. What can the Buckeyes expect from college football's premier couture outlet in the Rose Bowl?" Ouch. Most Ducks fans I know hate the myriad costume changes that make ...   More
 
Thursday, December 17, 2009 HANK STERN

Look Who's Coming To Oregon


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Mark your calendars, folks. Sarah Palin is coming to our fair state, according to this report in the (Eugene) Register-Guard. And of all places to visit, Palin is going to "Berkeley North" a.k.a. Eugene. But no danger of rabble-rousers getting anywhere near Palin, as she'll speak to the Republican faithful in Lane County on April 23. The closest Palin got to Oregon recently was in November when ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 HANK STERN

What Do Oregon House Speaker Dave Hunt And Sarah Palin Have in Common?


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House Speaker Dave Hunt (D-Gladstone) is playing in rarefied territory now. He joins such national figures as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and rapper Kanye West as targets of satire who have been spoofed using a 2004 German movie "The Downfall." In earlier versions posted on YouTube, German actor Bruno Ganz, playing Adolf Hitler, "reacts to Palin's resignation and to West's insult of Taylor ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Earl Blumenauer vs. Sarah Palin ... Again on End of Life Consults


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Time for Sarah Palin to start beating the drums again about U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer's "death panels." Blumenauer (D-Ore.) plans to hold a news conference next week to announce his introduction of legislation that "would provide a Medicare and Medicaid benefit for voluntary patient-physician consultations regarding advance care planning." Sounds reasonable enough. But as you may remember, ...   More
 
Friday, July 2, 2010 HANK STERN

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