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Another year of fun filled snarky news commentary and analysis is almost over and this December marks the second consecutive month that MGx has reached over 20,000 global visitors. Most visitors are from the US and 1% are classified as "addicts" and 35% as "regulars" by Quantcast. Almost 450 regulars are Oregon residents from Portland to Salem to Ashland to Brookings.
The advertising you see on MGx barely covers the cost of maintaining the website and its associated services and pays nothing towards the time and effort involved to research and report on important local issues. If each regular reader just contributed $6 this Christmas season it would pay 50% of the emergency room medical bills for my fifteen year-old daughter this year.
This season please show your appreciation and help keep MGx a voice for fine local writers like, Roy Keene, Wim de Vriend, Ron Sadler and Robert Fischer and many others. Please donate to MGx today.
"A critical, independent and investigative press is the lifeblood of any democracy. The press must be free from state interference. It must have the economic strength to stand up to the blandishments of government officials. It must have sufficient independence from vested interests to be bold and inquiring without fear or favor. It must enjoy the protection of the constitution, so that it can protect our rights as citizens." Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013
Parry’s temper has erupted several times in the past over what seem on the surface to be very simple questions. For example, I once asked why the commissioner was not enforcing an agreement with Waste Connections and Parry lodged into some diatribe about sledgehammers rather than just answer the question. Sometimes Parry’s anger erupts without someone asking a question like when Randy Sanne tried to point out some important issues with the county budget and this week Parry went ballistic when I asked if a lunch in Bandon between Parry, Fred Messerle and two city managers had anything to do with county business. Parry maintains the foursome did not talk shop so why react so aggressively to such a simple question?
Watch the video and let me know what you think.