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I’ve Always Had Haters But This is Ridiculous


Had an interaction on FB last night that was most unpleasant.

It got me thinking about a few things I thought I’d run by you.


Back when I was on the news I had no opinion, or at least I had to hide what I thought. I wish the media would do that today but that’s another blog.


When I left the news I started opening up.

First off I ran against Kate Brown as a Republican in a highly Democrat based part of Oregon.

A few people turned on me but most let me be.


When things really turned ugly is when the homeless situation in Eugene got out of hand. I interviewed the homeless, talked with the folks on the street and the stories I got did not match up with the narrative of a well-meaning but enabling community.


Then lawlessness started happening. I started talking about that and the haters turned on me with a biting tongue and no facts to back up their claims. It was the corner of a road you could not turn back.


Along comes COVID and the reaction and fear surrounding the narrative. I called it out as I see it and my coffin was nailed shut.

People say “I remember when I used to like you.” They didn’t like me they liked the guy they thought agreed with them.

Now that I was challenging their ideas and going against political speak digging for answers, I was a douche or whatever other name they decided to call me.


When I left Oregon to find freedom, a whole new group disowned me.

Now, because I was still pointing out problems, many which with they would agree, I was against Oregon. They called me an Oregon Hater.


Jordan Peterson told the story the other day of Jonah. God told Jonah to tell the people of Ninva they were doing the wrong thing. He didn’t want to so he tried to escape. He got himself thrown off the boat and stuck in the belly of a sea monster for three days. He finally did as he was told and things settled down.


Moral of the story? No I’m not Jonah but we each are expected to tell the truth so the truth can set us free. The cost of doing the opposite is, according to the story, not good.

My job, my life, my calling has always been the same….seek the truth, tell it and give the little guy his or her voice.

The deeper I get with this calling the more some hate me.

Back to the conversation on FB. The guy said something I found interesting. He said there are people on both sides who are glad you are gone.

That is probably true.

But there are also a whole lot of people who want their voice heard and understand we have a platform and a way of making that happen.

If we do things to get people to like us we live on a slippery slope.

If we do what is right, what we are called to do and always try to find the truth, God covers the consequences.

Have a great weekend.

Oh and keep standing up for what is right and let the haters do what they do best….hate.

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Since I only know you by your public persona at the tv station, and from having seen you at church a number of times when I visited my family who attended (and still do) there, my only "exposure" to you (besides the newscasts) is this forum. For what it's worth, I have found nothing hateworthy herein. I've commented a time or two, kudos of course, because I appreciate your wit, wisdom, thought-provoking takes on all the stuff you've written about (the ones I've read). My ONLY criticism, and it's not ranking very high up because I'm not perfect enough to be attended to, is the misplaced apostrophes and a spelling "goof" once in a while. But what IS importan…


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Rick Dancer
Rick Dancer
07 ส.ค. 2566
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I've had my iPhone change words to cuss words before.....I cuss but I want to be the one making the choice. LOL

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jimjamieson48
jimjamieson48
04 ส.ค. 2566

Agreed that people are wrong headed and “small” when they like you only when they agree. And that’s a problem across the political and cultural spectrum. The guy who said “people are glad you’re gone “ is small minded. I don’t think you needed to leave Oregon to be free. I’m not sure what you mean. No one took away your freedom to say your opinions. once you left KEZI you had more freedom of expression. (Same for many of us in certain jobs-paid or volunteer-we accept restrictions when we sign on and keep some things to ourselves.)


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DEW 2
DEW 2
04 ส.ค. 2566

Now how would HE know if 'there are people on both sides who are glad you are gone'? I too, had someone in my life who liked to act like he was a spokesman for 'everyone', instead he was just a sad bully.

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Rick Dancer
Rick Dancer
07 ส.ค. 2566
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Exactly. The thing is it really shouldn't matter but somedays, my weak human-ness kicks in.

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Tim Ravndal
Tim Ravndal
04 ส.ค. 2566

Welcome to the world of discontent snowflakes that refuse the truth. Keep on keeping on!

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I find it sad and funny is a sad way that those on the left preach peace, love, anti-hate, inclusion, acceptance, free expression, freedom in your life, and truthful, are they themselves the most hateful, least accepting, least inclusive, and most freedom restrictive, and least truthful, which makes them the most hypocritical.

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jimjamieson48
jimjamieson48
04 ส.ค. 2566
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I agree that some on the left are as you described. This is wrong headed. Also some on the right are this way also. They are wrong headed also.

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