Monday, July 15, 2013

Thom Hartmann petition Pwns Anti-Bullard petition, goes viral

Well, well, well, WELL.  Enemies of the Inner Party have certainly been busy.

The Democrat Invasion from BlueOregon continues  to gain support:


http://www.blueoregon.com/2013/07/kboo-hartmann-petition-update/

Thom Hartmann to KBOO petition update: 4800 and counting!
Carla Axtman
Despite some controversy (or maybe in part because of it), the BlueOregon Action petition supporting Thom Hartmann's addition to their lineup is going gangbusters. Nearly 4800 people have signed on so far.
KBOO has also weighed in on Facebook, letting their fans know that they're listening. There's a lot of back and forth on the issue, very interesting and constructive community conversation. Check it out. I love how Portland and the surrounding area can come together to have this kind of public discourse.

If you'd like to see Thom Hartmann back on the airwaves in Portland, take a moment to sign the petition.
And Traitor Hoyne reveals Inner Party plans, curse him:

.... Here's the deal, Hartmann is not going to get on the air at KBOO barring changes. The current program staff turned down Hartmann this spring without a second thought. The current Executive Director heard about the offer and was able to get it offered again. That ED is being run off by a small but vocal mob of a few hundred folks (led by Theresa http://savekboo.org/
You will hear things like: KBOO is not a business, KBOO is in great financial shape, and more coming from these folks.
They control the staff and the board. Voter turnout is below 10%. Why would those in power want to do something that brought in 5,000 engaged members? Members who might start asking questions and having expectations.

KBOO will drag their feet, not put Hartmann on, hoping that BlueOregon readers take their opinions, engagement, activism, and money elsewhere....
The conversation at Facebook takes an embarrassing  turn when the subject turns to the "take over" and the value of petitions :

 https://www.facebook.com/kbooradio/posts/10151766062505767

Kari Chisholm No, Greg, there is no "taking over" KBOO. This is a decision for KBOO's board and the broader KBOO community.

Our goal is simply to let the KBOO board know that there's a really big audience of progressive activists in this town that love and miss Th
om Hartmann - and if KBOO sees fit to add him to the lineup, we'll listen!

And that's surely a huge opportunity for KBOO to expand its audience and introduce a lot more people to the rest of the KBOO lineup.

With Thom or without Thom, I'm confident that KBOO will stay KBOO.

Kari doesn't understand Comrade Greg is a LOYAL(ot-nay o-tay ightbray) Party Member:   http://savekboofromsavekboo.blogspot.com/2013/06/comrade-bye-falls-for-inner-party.html

Another loyal cadre comments on petitions:
 Rory Bowman As a KBOO supporter for many years and hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars, I am unimpressed by numbers on an Internet petition. If those 5000 people each gave $10 per month to KBOO then perhaps I would listen to them, ten years from now.
 Cadre sang a different tune earlier this year, with this internet petition:
http://www.change.org/petitions/to-the-kboo-board-dump-bullard-law

Petitioning SW Conser
To the KBOO Board: Dump Bullard Law! Keep KBOO KBOO

Because it is not only unnecessarily costly, but also, as a firm dedicated to the interests of employers seeking "union avoidance" and a "union-free workplace", Bullard Law is antithetical to the values of KBOO. Just as KBOO has "stringent guidelines regarding from whom it will accept donations", so, too, we think the station should not spend money on an organization whose values are contrary to KBOO's "progressive perspective" and dedication to inclusivity, empowerment, justice, and democracy.

Clearly not all petitions are created equal.  In fact it looks like Glorious Leader's petition , in comparison , is a bit of a dud.

Glorious Leader:

 with 268 supporters

Dasterdly BlueOregon Democrat:

Nearly 4800 people have signed on so far.
The news has travelled to  Hartmann's own website:
 http://www.thomhartmann.com/forum/2013/07/thom-being-used-portland-kboo-controversy
 
I understand from a variety of sources that Thom Hartmann has agreed to donate his program free of charge for broadcast on terrestrial radio station KBOO 90.7 FM in Portland, Oregon, and have seen a variety of folks who tried to save KPOJ 620 AM jump in to support this idea, but I am not certain that Thom understands that he is being brought in as a weapon by one faction in an internal dispute at KBOO.
 
For those unfamiliar, KBOO is a "community radio" station which has been broadcasting since 1968, as detailed at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KBOO
There is currently an internal dispute underway about whether to make the station more "professional" and conventional, as detailed at http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20884-kboo_coup.html
My assumption is that Thom made this offer out of a generous desire to provide access to his show to more listeners by increasing its footprint on terrestrial radio, and that he did not wish to inadvertently be made part of internal dispute within KBOO's board or its community.
As a longtime supporter of KBOO, a formerly-avid listener to KPOJ and a paid subscriber to Thom's podcast, I would ask that Thom be very aware of how his show may be used by one side or the other in this dispute, and consider either withdrawing the offer or explicitly make a statement which chooses one KBOO faction or another in this matter.
I also encourage other folks who have a view on this matter to state it here, clearly and plainly.

Well!  What are cadre going to do?

First thing, STOP READING THIS AND GET  DOWN TO THE MANDATORY BOARD MEETING BEFORE THE DEMOCRATS TAKE OVER!!!!!!!!!!  It's only 30 minutes away!!!!

Public Notice
KBOO Board of Directors Meetings for July 2013
 
Monday, July 15th, 2013, 6pm

20 SE 8th Avenue, Portland, OR

Don't forget your cow!!

-MT



33 comments:

  1. Someone sounds like they're projecting at BlueOregon:

    Chris Lowe · Top Commenter · Reed
    I am sorry you are so bitter Ben, but extreme representations are not going to help anything. There is a huge undistributed middle in the debates between extreme actions the Board took and status quo defensiveness. What the Board has done to meet the real problems is not the only path they could have taken. Force me to choose between that path and status quo, I will choose status quo. Talk in a different and less extreme and hostile way about different kinds of change, that's a different story.

    KBOO is a public benefit corporation which has by-laws. The by-laws have voting procedures. Don't like the voting procedures? There's a procedure to change them.

    I am hopeful that the new additions to the Board will contribute to finding a path to engage the real problems by expanding participation and creating new venues for dialogue. It appears that you are not willing to have dialogue, that you are pretty much like what you accuse others of being.


    So Chris thinks "dialog" will solve funding problems? Sounds like he's on "Deck Chair" duty!

    Nice of him to admit KBOO is a corporation though.

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  2. Yep, I was at the Board Meeting, participating in KBOO democracy so I couldn't respond to Chris.
    Here's my board report (I was seated on the floor so couldn't hear everything). Paula and Lynn Fitch were absent.
    Agenda Item #1- 1.5 hours, witch hunt of Hadrian. He was removed from the board for conduct detrimental to the foundation. Seems that his error was sending WWeek minutes from a governance committee meeting that were unapproved and had other board members names on them. He probably would have been booted anyway though. That behavior is definitely worse than Conch wasting $1,500 and covering it up, but at least Hadrian isn't on the board anymore to ask questions about it, Hey, wait a minute!
    Agenda Item #2- 1 hour plus, at the end it was the board saying, hey Executive Director, please focus your efforts on fund raising til the end of the fiscal year. Yes it took over an hour to get there. Wasn't sure if Lynn would be removed as E.D., but she was not, simply had the board ask her to focus her efforts on development. It should be noted that Conch said the board would lead the FCC renewal application efforts, he's already been in contact with folks to work on it. I asked the board to clarify that but was ignored. But, you heard it here first, the Board is in charge of the FCC Renewal, that should be fine I'm sure.
    Agenda Item #3- 1 hour or so. Get rid of the Board Policy Manual and bring back the old policies! Rabia made some impassioned pleas to not put illegal policies into effect, which mostly fell on deaf ears. Jeff seemed to agree with Rabia, but an amendment was put on it to keep the new HR policies for wages, benefits, working conditions, etc (all union negotiation). Since there was no time to vet any of this with legal counsel, Conch said that former Station Manager Gene Bradley said it was fine. Since this was related to staff, I wonder why Conch didn't refer to him as current spouse to staffer?
    At the end the policies were rescinded with everyone except Rabia content to throw that Fred Meyer Supermarket money out the window.

    I'm sure there will be no confusion over which HR policies are applicable and which ones defer to the old, now new again, policies.

    Should be fun!

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    1. Thanks for the update. But WTF?

      "Agenda Item #1- 1.5 hours, witch hunt of Hadrian. He was removed from the board for conduct detrimental to the foundation. Seems that his error was sending WWeek minutes from a governance committee meeting that were unapproved and had other board members names on them. He probably would have been booted anyway though. That behavior is definitely worse than Conch wasting $1,500 and covering it up, but at least Hadrian isn't on the board anymore to ask questions about it, Hey, wait a minute!"

      AND WHAT ABOUT LISA 'HACKER' LOVING? conduct detrimental to the foundation

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    2. "and had other board members names on them."

      Uh the same board members listed publicly on the website?

      wat

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    3. "WHAT ABOUT LISA 'HACKER' LOVING?"

      There are different rules for the inner party and everyone else. But to cheer yourself up, do a Google image search for
      Lisa Loving hacker

      :)

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    4. The Board is full of "believers"

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    5. >>>Agenda Item #1- 1.5 hours, witch hunt of Hadrian.

      Maybe it became imperative to purge the board of anyone apparently in sympathy with bringing Thom to KBOO. Wonder how long Ben will last.
      That petition scares the pants off the "inner party". They know if they get Thom and take new member money from Thom supporters, those people will start demanding professional actions from the board.

      The operating word is "control". Thom could save KBOO, but the inner party would lose control. Never mind they'll be nothing to control when it's over.

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  3. oh yeah, I left after 3.5 hours and 3 agenda items, so missed the last couple things, sorry.

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  4. So much for the future of KBOO.

    Interested parties should be doing contingency planning to see if there is a way of turning over the frequency and FCC license to a new organization with a functional governance structure after KBOO's bankruptcy, rather than just letting the first Christian organization that applies get it.

    BTW, it would be hilarious to have someone oppose KBOO's FCC license renewal...

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    1. BTW, it would be hilarious to have someone oppose KBOO's FCC license renewal...

      Oh, it will happen, i am 100% sure of it. Sad thing is, a petition to deny would have been filed against KBOO even before all this crazy stuff started over the last few months. Now, the dysfunctional KBOO Board and hostile and entrenched Staff have given those that were already planning to file, added ammunition to take to the FCC. Even better yet, a petition to deny will end up being filed against a station that hasn't even had their 'real' FM license in years. KBOO's license has been on review/suspension due to an obscenity violation on the air... Oh, and that obscenity violation was done by a one-time Board member!
      I wonder why the Strategic Plan was written to include the need to fix the Board of directors at KBOO? I wonder why an attorney that specializes in OR nonprofit law and procedures and a vetted consultant on Board training felt the Board needed the new guidelines? Hadrian was ousted for the only purpose, to shut him up. He would have no problem turning in the KBOO Board to the state of OR for investigation, so he needed to be silenced. I'm sure this was the directive the staff gave to the Board!
      Now, doesn't it make even more sense to oust a 'whistle-blower' that might make people question who the Board is really getting it's directive from? (Staff? Staff spouses?)But, I guess since the Board threw out the well written and professionally vetted Board Policies, then the 'Whistle Blowing Policy' is now defunct?
      And as mentioned earlier, there are 2 job positions that the Staff Collective Management NEVER did an open recruitment and hire in accordance with FCC EEO regulations. The Staff held the Board and the Manager hostage (as is customary at KBOO), so the E.D. was not able to proceed with recruitment process as required by the FCC! Now with no Manager and an all-union Staff, these hires cannot take place unless the Board does it I suppose. Of course, the Staff will just direct the Board to go through the motions and still re-hire the ones in the positions now, even if they are highly unqualified and a risk to KBOO's program & license.
      KBOO needs to go bankrupt, and it needs to happen under this Staff and Board's watch so they can take the responsibility for it happening. Now the Board has to take the role of Station Manager since it demoted Lynn. The Staff is union and is not allowed to manage. The Board takes hours in meetings and makes public, personnel issues and causes a potential lawsuit for KBOO. Bankruptcy may be coming sooner than expected. Harassment, hostility and airing personnel issues in public...Removing (firing) a Board director that can claim he's a 'whistle blower'... great makings for a huge liability for KBOO. I would expect to see that the FCC will not be renewing the license, but it will take at least a year to find out and many thousands of dollars in legal expense. Grab your popcorn, it's going to continue to be an action packed comedy/drama for sure!

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  5. Part 1

    I observed the board:

    1) Fail to affirm by vote that they have a duty of loyalty to the decisions of the board as a whole.

    Then

    2) Kick Hadrian off the board for being disloyal to the board by airing disputes about board decisions, essentially using the provision in the NEW BOARD MANUAL that they declined to affirm during the preceeding agenda item. It's couched in the generic "causing harm to KBOO" language but the hours long conversation makes it clear what their reasons were.

    3) Then decide that the NEW board manual which was useful in the moment to dump Hadrian was inherently evil and vote to go back to the old policy manual. Technically, it's in abeyance until a committee forms to revise the objectionable policies in the new manual. We all know that committees are where things go to die. It took years for KBOO with assistance to form and then approve the new policies. Now the board will self-write the changes (if any) and create a new version of the 70 page incoherent monster policy document that has rendered KBOO ungovernable for decades. You know damn well that none of the changes if they ever happen will be vetted by anyone competent to advise, as there no longer are the funds or the will do do so. Well done.

    Observers including a surprising crossection of long time KBOO members agreed that this was what the board was doing, and it made no sense. People I was sitting with (including Joe Uris)couldn't understand how the board could be so irrational as to put the old policies into place with some vague reference to "but all the employee related things are not put back as they're subject to the union negotiations". We agreed that the only rational way to handle this was to keep the existing new policies in place while the workgroup met to suggest modifications, run those modifications past the consultant to make sure they work, and then modify the new policies. But despite all reason, despite whispered warnings and passed notes from the audience to members, the board voted to go backwards in time and shoot themselves in the foot.

    Now why could this matter? The board either created a situation where a competent negotiator for the union will either have to take pity on KBOO and advise them to re-think things as it's not possible for KBOO to negotiate a union contract until it's own policies are in place, to be debated as appropriate or not. If the union decides to, it could use the lack of direction and clarity from the board and the old documents to run rough shod over all governance at KBOO, which is essentially what the Save KBOO crowd was asking for. We yet again are one step away from precisely the same governance where the staff runs the station, makes all the rules including it's own terms of employment, and it all goes to hell, but ... there's more.

    Now please read part 2 that follows ....

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    1. "2) Kick Hadrian off the board for being disloyal to the board by airing disputes about board decisions, essentially using the provision in the NEW BOARD MANUAL that they declined to affirm during the preceeding agenda item."

      Clearly Hadrian's next step is to sue KBOO --- JUST LIKE COMRADE PAPY. Don't ya love a precedent?

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    2. ". People I was sitting with (including Joe Uris)couldn't understand how the board could be so irrational"

      That's too funny. Wonder if he's still involved with KeepKBOO KBOO after the T-shirt incident? No one likes to be made a fool....er, more of a fool.

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  6. Part 2

    4) Then the board debated how to get rid of Lynn Fitch. Of course, that's not how it was worded. Instead, the way it was worded was essentially, KBOO is in a fiscal crisis, Lynn Fitch was our development director before and has a long history of being in development, she should spend 100% of her time in development to solve the fiscal crisis and stop doing other work until the fiscal crisis is over.

    That's right, it's either a firing or a demotion in everything but name. And fools that they are, even though the motion that carried didn't have this language in it, the recordings of the public meeting show that there was an ammendment to say that this was "not for cause" which they quickly backpedaled on to realize that bringing up the idea that it might be "for cause" is not good and could get them sued, then they even had the gall to for a short time discuss that if she's not going to do station management work anymore, perhaps her salary should be reduced.

    Keep in mind that this happened at a meeting she was not present at, that was an emergency meeting, with I belive only one week notice. Keep in mind that the only decision made regarding the board and manager relationship at the last meeting was that the board and Lynn needed to have mediation. At this end of this meeting, after demoting Lynn they had a short mention that someone ought to get around to seeing about hiring a mediator. Duh.

    Now, let's parse this further. If Lynn is demoted (her station manager duties will be allocated to the board and staff in some sort of "as we find we need to do something" model), and if we are now on the old policy manual, we have the following reality. She no longer is the manager in effect, only in name as the authority to act as manager is removed. So she can no longer hire and fire, she also I don't think can negotiate as management on behalf of KBOO with the union. And as she no longer can hire or fire (it's back to staff grievances, back to staff having to approve hires ... the old iron rice bowl) I'd say the board just made her no longer management at all, and made her a regular employee. So I propose Lynn should sign her union card and proceed to be part of the collective barganing as clearly this is what the board actions suggest to her.

    Joe Uris and I both agreed the board is opening itself up to lawsuit, and the way this was done no matter if you like Fitch as manager or not, was the wrong way to handle the matter.

    So ... let's summarize for a moment. Lynn is no longer permitted to manage. We're entering union negotiations that were driven by staff reaction to changes in policies from a new policy manual that took years to create and approve. Now we're back onto the old policies. KBOO could have kept the new policies in place until the issues raised during the union negotiations could have been the catalyst for thoughtful, deliberate ammendments to the new policies. The process could have worked to balance the staff and management via an open and transparent legal process.

    But instead we now have gone back to a manager-less, staff/board hybrid collective management avoidance model, to be fully prepared to a) negotiate a union contract with the staff who behind the scenes sucessfully stacked to board to toss their management onto the sidewalk b) do all the paperwork for license renewall with the FCC c) solve our financial crisis by dumping the entire resposobility onto Lynn Fitch, so when she can't bring new members into KBOO by changing anything in programming, she can take the blame for the fiscal crisis d) who now is going to interview and hire a permenant Program Director (required as part of the FCC rules) and e) who is going to hire a permenant engineer (also required by FCC).

    Not a bad evening if you like watching suicide by slow poison.

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    1. "then they even had the gall to for a short time discuss that if she's not going to do station management work anymore, perhaps her salary should be reduced."

      If that's what the decided, Fitch definitely should sue. Can they cut her salary? She has a contract, I thought. It's one thing to stop her from being effective, or even set her up to take the blame. But try to cut her salary? No. DUMB DUMB DUMB.

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    2. They did not reduce her salary. But they did discuss it briefly.

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    3. "They did not reduce her salary."

      That right there is telling.

      If they're cutting her authority, but not cutting her salary, assuming they can legally do so, you know THEY know they're trying to cover their asses , knowing they're being dicks.

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    4. They tried to craft language that would describe this as a temporary re-assigning of priorities only, where she would go back to her regular duties once fundraising is completed. But we know of course that will never happen as the fiscal crisis is not going away, and any the entire basis of the authority of any potential station manager now is in doubt as the station is now using the old procedures. At least that's how I read it.

      A very fine line. To be honest I think Lynn will realize this has been a waste of time and tell the board thank you but no thank you.

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    5. "Not a bad evening if you like watching suicide by slow poison."

      There will be nothing "slow" about it, Comrade!

      Ernest Hemingway:

      “How did you go bankrupt?"
      Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.”

      It's time to start the KBOO Death Watch pool, guessing the day that KBOO files the bankruptcy papers, Comrades!

      I'll take July 16, 2014!

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    6. "I'll take July 16, 2014!"

      That would be ironic.
      I don't have a date in mind, but I'll say within 6 months of getting rid of Fitch.

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  7. nice summary Ed. The hypocrisy on the board is pretty amazing, with Hadrian's ouster and no mention of Lisa or Conch's behavior.
    The board has definitely made it very confusing as to where power lies and that is sure to spark arguments and debates.
    When Lynn is unable to raise the extra $60,000 here in the next 2.5 months, I'm sure the blame will be focused squarely on her.
    I guess its time for a September pledge drive!

    The union negotiations should be interesting for sure.

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    1. "The hypocrisy on the board is pretty amazing, with Hadrian's ouster and no mention of Lisa or Conch's behavior."

      But it's been brought up in comments at the WWeek article.


      KBOOM • 8 hours ago

      Lisa Loving is quoted: “Virtually everyone is welcome to come in
      off the street and run the station,” says Lisa Loving, a KBOO board
      member."

      This sounds reasonable. Most people will interpret this statement as a rational person saying the anyone off the street..after training...can get involved.

      But this is not a rational person. Her actions are so out of touch with reality, she
      solicited help to hack a blog on Facebook:

      http://www.facebook.com/lisa.l...

      "Does anybody know how to hack into a Blogspot blog to find out who is doing it? I have come across a particularly cruel blog that is trashing people at KBOO and I would like to know who's doing it. Lemme know, thank you."

      When someone complained, she exposed him:

      https://www.facebook.com/lisa....

      "Hi everybody!!! Now someone named Richard Smith has sent a screenie of my post about hacking into the anonymous bully blog to all the media in Portland, and a link to an Indymedia page and the Yellow Type blog. They are calling me out for trying to hire a child to hack a website. Awesome. Have a nice day. Thank you."

      When that failed to get what she wanted, she started to randomly attack KBOO boards members in several demented emails archived at this blog:

      http://savekboofromsavekboo.bl...

      She has never apologized or retracted. Nor has she been removed from the board for "conduct detrimental to the foundation".

      This is an example of the mentality entrenched at KBOO. There are no adults in charge. Until there are, KBOO will continue it's slide into irrelevance.

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    2. Before anyone reads this, I believe Hadrian was an asset to the board although his methods were at times difficult to fathom.

      Joe and I were remarking to each other throughout the meeting how astonishing it was, that the BOD spent so much time and energy kicking Hadrian off the board when he only had a few months left to serve. They had the votes to cut off debate on any motion immediately, so any motion Hadrian wanted to make could have had a "call to the question", immediately been voted down and no more problems. Want to question the President's calling the lawyer? Gone in less than one minute. Want to question Lisa Loving's behavior? Gone in less than one minute. Had Hadrian been unable to advance an agenda, and had he continued to inject his agenda into other conversations, he could have been warned to stay on topic and then ejected from that one meeting for cause.

      But to make Hadrian the focus by having his removal on the agenda, they had an obligation to listen to him defend himself and everything they didn't want aired was inevitably said, it exhausted the board and made them look incapable of doing their job. What utter fools.

      I distinctly heard a board member tell another (new) board member how she was going to vote on one of the ammendments. I guess KBOO gets the board it deserves. How low can it go?

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    3. Not utter fools! UDDER FOOLS! We're told Comrade Per was in the room. Did he rise to support the board in the GLORIUS CAUSE? Did he rat out Kraus Raus?

      Was there ANY MENTION OF COWS? PLEASE, tell us what really matters! And did ANYONE talk about the danger of allowing 4800 DEMOCRATS to be new members or Thom Hartmann???

      AAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH

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    4. How to make a Whistle Blower: Step 1

      "But to make Hadrian the focus by having his removal on the agenda, they had an obligation to listen to him defend himself and everything they didn't want aired was inevitably said, it exhausted the board and made them look incapable of doing their job. What utter fools. "

      I suppose the question is can anyone report KBOO to regulatory agencies? Is there any part of this situation that a petition would be a reasonable thing to do? A 501c3 etc serves the public. If it's not doing that, the public should be able to raise a stink.

      Maybe the ppl at BlueOregon could led a hand? Remember Chris howling they were trying to "take over" KBOO?

      Gotta be careful about self-fulfilling prophecies....

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    5. Just in case it wasn't clear from my post July 16th 12:25PM, the first board member wasn't telling how they would vote. The first board member was instructing (directing) the second board member how the second member would vote.

      Re-reading my prior post this might not have been clear. The blog format doesn't allow for edits.

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    6. Comrade Red PantsJuly 17, 2013 at 12:40 PM

      Thanks. That was unclear. I had trouble believing it was considered ok to tell(bully?) anyone how to vote, so I assumed they were talking about their own vote. Turns out they're more dysfunctional than we thought!

      The quotes together for context:

      "I distinctly heard a board member tell another (new) board member how she was going to vote on one of the ammendments."

      "The first board member was instructing (directing) the second board member how the second member would vote."

      Did the second member take the "recommendation"?

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  8. Just because we kicked your ass, flabby liberals, is no reason to stop donating money to KBOO!

    Don't listen to malcontents saying that given the actions of the KBOO board, it would be better to give money to the Rick Perry presidential campaign than KBOO!

    Glorious Leader explains the secret to the KKK's success in an addendum to her last blog post:

    "Good news: we have successfully appointed three Board members who will not go along with the downsizing/corporate agenda!"

    Drive dissenters off of the board, appoint lapdogs of the Inner Party in their place, and cruise to victory, Comrades!

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  9. Now that the Inner Party is completely triumphant, it is time to carefully review the thoughts of Glorious Leader:

    Comrades! In a comment to Indymedia, Glorious Leader advised us of an important fact!

    To wit:

    "We have never been in the business of making money, and the statement that "KBOO's income is dwindling" is irrelevant."

    Truer words were never spoken, Comrades!

    KBOO exists in a rift in the space-time continuum, where concepts like "money" and "finances" are completely irrelevant!

    As a matter of fact, I don't see why KBOO even does fundraising drives, Comrades! It's embarrassing when they run short of the goal, and since it's irrelevant that KBOO's income is declining, it would be equally irrelevant if KBOO had no income at all!

    If KBOO runs short of money, it can always borrow more money from some pig capitalist bank!

    And the Iron Rice Bowl will endure forever and ever. Amen.

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    1. "And the Iron Rice Bowl will endure forever and ever. Amen."

      At least until the assets are sold off and the building is locked.

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  10. Hey, RN's Googling save kboo from save kboo.

    She should click on the image results, lol.

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  11. Hey, would you guys meme the cow photo?

    Suggestions include

    "KBOO, udderly incompetent"
    "Here's a member ready to milk!"

    any others?

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