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Update notice:  This page was the last cover in the old format, and it serves as an archive for past issues.  We've even found most of them.  Some are still hiding. 

Early Archives
   (2001-2004)  Some months are missing
  Complete 2005/2006 article archives
  2007 lost in crash, along with most of 2008

Update:  Some 2007 Archives:   Jan07, Feb07, Mar07, Apr07
Update:   Some early 2008 Archives:  Feb08Mar08April08May08, Oct08
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News, articles and comment:  
 (This is an old-fashioned "monthly" magazine.  Updates do appear, but are not frequent.) 

1/15/`12: New headlines from Drudge
Obama Leads Nation Towards Disaster on All Fronts

National defense slashes, economic stagnation, rising gasoline prices and campaign funding from Hollywood liberals
and the Wall Street he bailed out. 
This is getting serious, folks.  It isn't just electric cars that nobody wants, solar
 cell companies that go bankrupt after massive government
backing, the attempt to interfere with First
Amendment religious freedom, socialized medicine and both the mal-treatment of our foreign
 friends and kissing the ring fingers of half the terrorists in the Middle East.

Obama weighing up to 80% cut in U.S. nukes...  Fewer warheads than China!  
      (How to become a third-rate military power.)

OBAMA: I 'didn't understand how bad it was going to get'...
     (How to spend and tax your way to a third-world economy.)

Looks to Hollywood to Raise Millions for Re-Election Bid...
Will also tap Wall Street bankers, hedge fund managers...

              (A campaign bailout from the banks he and Bush bailed out?)

We can give Taiwan to China and South Korea to North Korea to keep them quiet for a while, but if two more
major sources of foreign oil follow Iran's moves, and he continues to block the pipeline from Canada (and stop
oil shale development while the EPA squeezes out coal) -- it's adios muchacho to the economy. and hello to
Carter-sized gas station lines, another doubling of food stamp distribution and a skyrocketing national debt..
Do not re-elect any Democrat U.S. Senators this fall.  We may need
a tea party Senate for a double impeachment
to survive if this guy scrapes out a win in 2012.

  2/9//12: (new piece)
A Major Political Disaster?
Obama's Attack on the Catholics
The American Thermopylae

Short Skirts in a Bad Economy?
Pissing On America
by Art Hyland, Contributing Editor

The Drudge Distort
by Matt Barber                    
The Polar Bear Reverie ...
(Teepee graphic at left is a hotlink)
A Must read below:
The Tea Parties vs. the Invisible Crown
What the Hell is Going On?  Why is the U.S. so "divided?"

'For Wearing 'Tea Party' Bracelet'...

The Tea Parties: a series
Tea Party Beginnings and Endings

Tea Party For Two
Oregon Tea Party Links
(Repaired/Updated 12/6/2011)

Delkin on driving:  (multi-part series about drinking)

#1: Editor's Fall From Grace
#2: New Oregon DUII Regs
Tough, but Worse Abroad

#3: Consider the Costs of
Driving when Drunk

Consider Alternatives to
Driving After Drinking

#5: It Took A While, But Now Sobriety is Welcome!
Impaired Driving Creates
Utterly Foolish Gambling

#7 Sane Souls Don't Risk
Driving While Impaired

#8 Oregon Drunk Driving
Laws Getting Tougher

Pigskin Pete:   
Vikings Enter New Era
In 2012 Football Action

by Fred Delkin

Whew! UO's Chip Kelly
Makes Correct Decision

Oregon Erases Doubts
That Program's Superb

Fun with Science:        (some items are x-links)

The Ascent of Man 
January, 2012 -- Janus, from which we get the name of our first month, was the
ancient Roman god of gates.  Paleoanthropology is about such a device.
Many anthropologists don't believe it, but Homo Habilis, the Handy
Man, was the first true human, even if the other LL found the wrong one.  

Economy and Energy, original and x-links
Socialist history repeats itself:
At last: How FDR Did it ...

   (The secret is bailing out big banks and crushing the small ones.)

(December x-link stuff)
Robbing Peter to Pay Peter:

Fed Now Largest Holder, Surpassing China...

(Original works of serious analysis)
Reddy Kilowatt's green  brothers take long breaks ...

Renewable Energy Costs Oregon Billions   (by Todd Wynn for the Cascade Policy Institute)
Green Power Sucks   by  Larry Leonard, ThD
Gasoline is Made of Gold   (The truth about gas prices, Roman roads and freedom)
  (Most items held over)

(#2 of Fred's Edu book pieces like the one below due in by Sunday evening)

Some of you have doubts about what is happening in our schools:
Oregon Teacher Reveals
Flaws in Our Education

A book review by Fred Delkin

What do you get for your school taxes?
What do the kids fail to learn?
What should be done about this problem?
What will happen if this isn't fixed?

Education analysis from the OrMag archives:
The Hispanic Education Myth
Steve Buckstein vs. Larry Leonard
New Oregon Charter School Package
Has Major Flaw

(An OrMag original piece)   
March 8, 2011: (no papers served, yet)

At Last,  An Oregon Progressive Comes Clean !!!
PSU: Thinly veiled threats of legal action
against Oregon Magazine?

And, now, for something entirely different ...   

The Tesla Comes With A Tarp! oooo
(A holdover from past issues this is the world's only fun electric car.
Green, it seems, can be downright race track mean.)

Fred Likes the Tesla
(It's a snazzy electric car. $109,000, batteries
Update: Unfortunately, we just discovered
in September that this company received "stimulus" funds,
which means the survival of the Tesla is in question.)



The News Desk: (Selected headlines from the internet)

Q: Is Obama going to run for re-election on his actual record?
A: No. This time, he'll blame everything on Bush.
Q: Isn't that what he did last time?
A: No. Now, Obama has to blame somebody for everthing he's done, too.
Q: Are you referring to TARP, ObamaCare or the government expansion?
A: Yes.
Q: So, who will he add to Bush for the new stuff?
A: Tea Party loyalists
Q: What is he going to pin on them?
A: Being ungrateful for higher taxes and no jobs.oo

Senate rejects bid to repeal FCC's 'net-neutrality' rules...
News/Analysis Source Links:
Drudge Report  (Headlines from everywhere) | OrBusMax  (Lots of PacNW
| Fox News Headlines  |  Breitbart's Current Stuff 
| The Daily
  The Blaze 
|  Metro(Portland/Vanc) Weather (KPTV 7 Day)
The Weather anywhere in America (Click on link, enter your zipcode or city then hit the button)

Books and stories:
September of 2011 produced some really bad news
The Passing of a Portland Poet
(So long to a crazy giant named Pintarich.)

The Cultural Mess:
Kerry Cohen's Problematic Portland Publishing Presentation
(A potentially preposterous proposition)


Atlas Shrugged Movie is Raising Cain 

Who is John Galt?

March 22. 2011 --  Ayn Rand’s epic novel, Atlas Shrugged, is finally coming to the silver screen. Whether you’ve read the book or not, you won’t want to miss Part 1 of the film, which debuts around the country the weekend of April 15-16-17th.  So far, the nearest confirmed theaters are in the Seattle area. You can help bring it to Portland, or a theater in your city, by “Demanding” it at the link below. The book was published in 1957, but the producers of the film have wisely set it in 2016. This way, Americans can see what’s coming if we don’t turn around the collectivist government in Washington.

It’s a great story, and a powerful warning. Don’t miss it.

Steve Buckstein
Cascade Policy Institute


The Meanest Fish on Earth
Fishsciencefiction serialization completed:
Chapter One | Chapter Two | Chapter Three | Chapter Four |
Chapter Five
| Chapter Six |  Chapter Seven |  Chapter Eight | 
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten | Chapter Eleven
Chicago reviewer said, "If after reading a few pages you aren't
giggling, you're a candidate for an autopsy."
A Fishing Guide from Corvallis is "Holding Lies"
Oregon Author CraftsA Memorable Read

Book Reviews, the Writing Life and Some Neat Original Articles:  (archives)

Column Storage Area:
 Art Hyland's Corner

Ripping Off the Masks Who's Sodomizing Who? Steve Jobs and the Electric KoolAid Acid Test
Anyone But Whiners The Black Jim Jones Kool Aid Drinkers Surf Oregon Beaches
A Plea for the Northwest
Four Score and Seven Words Ago God Made Man, Man-made God
Words We Don't Recognize
Wherefore Art Thou Civility? Unfog the political mirror
Older columns by Art:

A Liberal World Exposed (Welcome to "JournalList" dot com)
Socialism: A World of Proof (Karl Marx would be delighted.)
Listen up Children: Government is Talking

Oregon & California's Google formula
Barber's Baliwick

Ron Paul is Dangerous
Liberal Violence Rising
TheDominionist Manifesto

Pride vs. Patriotism
On fracking: Energy independence, jobs within reach
If the judge ain’t straight he must vacate
Conservative – The new cool
ACLU: ‘Communism is the Goal’
When Metaphors Attack!
SPLC: Medical Science, Christianity Equal ‘Hate’
Time to Reunite Church and State
“Gay” Lobby Shamelessly Exploits Teen Suicides

The “Gay” Deathstyle

Staff Stuff:
Pigskin Pete _________________________________   (weekly score predictions often near the top of the cover, these days)

Pac12 Coaching Hazardous
Profession as Four Axed


2011 Season:

Upsets Rule Roost as Season Subsides
Ducks Stun Oddsmakers, National Press & BCS
Stanford vs. Oregon is For All Pac12 Marbles

Ducks Now Face Three Tough Foes

OSU Revovers, Ducks Get Another 'Gimme'
Dawgs Test Stanford, Ducks Face Pushovers
Ducks Roll On, Viks Accomplish Revival
Oregon Goes National As Beavers Go South

Beaver Season Sinking Ducks Taking a Break

Rejoice--Drought's Over Football Season Returns

Ducks' Dream Falters Before SEC Superiority
Pac 12 Race Wide Open,UO Recovers, OSU Dies

Pac12 Sending Seven Teams to Bowl Game

Ducks, Cardinals Easily Top 2011 List
Welcome, Ducks, to U.S. College Football Elite

Oregon's Chip Kelly Has Remarkable Resume

2010 Season columns:
Season's Windup Centers Upon Corvallis Competition
OSU Faces Bowl No-go As Four Pac 10ers Rest

Beavers, Ref Spoil Pigskin's Picks

Even Computers Agree -- Oregon's Nation's Best

Pigskin Went 4-1, Picks Full Slate

\October column that wasn't lost: Peerless (almost) Predictor Goes 5-1, Now Stands 28-7

(original Sept column) Football Fans Rejoice...Drought's About to End
(Update 9/09) Pete Scores 8-2 as College Grid begins
(Update 9/14) Pete Now 16-3, But Season Gets Tougher
(Update 9/22) Pac10 Season Opens As Pete 23-6 to Date
Pac10 Pigskin Prospects Promise Great Season  | Upcoming PAC 10 Season Promises Brutal Battles
Cheer Up, Duck Fans Your Boys Will Win OTI Cage Coach Nearing National Victory Record
2010 Pac10 Season Holds Great Promise | New UO Knight Arena Bids to be Nation's Finest
Pigskin Salutes New Viking Head Coac

Home on the Range _______________________ 

Trader Vic Returns
& Trader Vic's Revival Titillates PDX Diners

"Mudbugs" Deserve Your  Angling & Appetite Focus
Tis Dungeness Season, And Time to Get Crackin' | Henry's Tavern: Come for Beer, Stay
For Superlative Food
| Mexican Food & Drink Comes to Gringoland | St. Paddy's Day Calls For These
Tasty Ideas
| Oregon Seafood Choices On 'Super Green' List

World's 50 best restaurants list released... (x-link, not a column by Fred)

Decanting with Delkin _______________________

OR, WA Resources Create New Bubbly |  
Irish Rebels Celebrate New Reason to Drink
Wine-by-Glass Gets Technical Assistance
El Gaucho Retains Original Restaurant Dining Magic
If You Like Vino, Gorge Yourself !!
Oregon's 19th Century Beer Heritage Returns to Shelves

Oregon's Wine Success Attracts Houston Investor
Italian/ Washington Wine Merger Creating Success
Column archives: Pigskin Pete   |   Seared Lightly   Decanting  |    Mike O'Brien
Feature E-RFD:  Exercise for the Elderly
E-RFD:  Go Lick Your Elbow

Note: E-RFDs are messages that circulate around the internet.  Some are factual and some are mythical. 
We make no distinction between the types, here, but rather offer them pretty much as they come in -- as
 examples of comment and rumor from a global mind.

"Survivor- Eastern Oregon Style" Costco Drugs: Unbelieveable
| E-RFD Archives
"Now, just why in the HELL do I have to press '1' for English?"

"The only thing necessary for the triumph
of evil is for good men to do nothing"
             -- Edmund Burke

  (X-links and our own stuff below that)

Oregon Politics: An Interesting Note About
District One
   (A general summary containing something new.
Oregon Pete's Progressive Lightspeed
Transaction Tax
    (The lie behind the truth)

How To Tell Your Left From Your Right
by Larry Leonard
  (Last revise on December 9)


Held over from September: 2 From Rush: ObamaCare is Threatened by Pariah Judge (x-links)
The Intellect of Justice Clarence Thomas Vindicated:
Jeffrey Toobin | Walter Russell Mead Review of Toobin
Limbaugh says that this sudden upgrade of the famous judge's intellect in media which formerly treated
Thomas as moronic is a kind of storm warning pointing the journalistic Left at a critical target. Also part
of this has to do with the man's wife -- who might provide an opportunity to force recusal.

A small scale version of the large scale madness ...
Government Fiscal Blueprint

by Art Hyland, Contributing Editor
How "fairness" destroyed a small town in Rhode Island.
From recent issues:

Just in from NASA:
Santa Clause Lives in New Jersey, Now

The "National Debt Limit Crises" is a Political Lie  
by Larry Leonard, Paris Bureau Chief

America: The Two Types of Conspiracies
What is going on around you in America and in Oregon, this very day?  Who's doing it
intentionally, and who's doing it without realizing that they are drawing the knife across
their own throat?  This is about the past and the future.  It's about the truth.

Speaking of democratic revolutions in Wisconsin,
From Greece to the Beaver State

The Antiseptic to Obama is to throw
a Tea party
Never before in the history of the United States has
an occupant of the  White House displayed less concern for the Constitution
and the rule  of law than Barack Obama

From the Canadian Free Press (x-link)
The U. N. Socialists Concoct Another Fleece - ‘Mother Earth Rights Treaty’

 April 6, 2011: Tea Party Fiscal Demands Threaten
Traditional Inuit Senior Health Care practices

Pull the Plug on Granny   (OrMag original)
How to Instantly and Dramatically Reduce the Cost of Government   
by Larry Leonard, Paris Bureau Chief
When "equal" actually means "unequal"
Also by our PBC, this is about the mechanics of political truth.
 Dems Have Already Privatized Social Security !!
(So, why all those political TV spots about the Tea Party threat?)
In the colorful militaristic-speak of football, we now present ...
America's Long Bomb
Fundamentals redux:
How do you Abort Three-fifths of a Human?
Whatever happened to the Founding Fathers' "Creator?"

A Public Comedy of Errors 
State Capitalism Obeys the Laws of Supply and Demand

Politics and Media Archives
          Similar archival materials:  Social Security, Education, Race, Politics .. original stuff.




Historical Observations:
The Civil War: our series by Randy Fletcher, is now a book !!

You can get it from the History Press, which now has a
western division.  Former chapter links in this mag are now
 sections in the published history shown here.

The Minister and the General, the Quaker Civil War hero,
Wyatt Earp's brother, the professors in Pickett's Charge, the
Rifle-packin' Reverend Daniel Drew of Portland, it's all there,
and more.  http://historypresswest.wordpress.com

The Classics:(Top Grade original works)
Ray Bradbury  |: Ken Kesey  Oregon's Racist History    The Alaska Airlines
   La Boheme  | The Town
Dump Truck  Motown Mouse  Jerusalem | The Duck Hunter Walt Morey
  A Public Comedy of Errors  The
Case of the Pickled Herring  |  MacNeil Goldspit and the K.K.K. Power Grab Caper  Friday Night Legends &
Small Town Heroes  Oregon School Funding Mess  Ken's "Congress"    Black Holes   |   Science and Creation
A Cosmic Encyclical by Pope Hawking IV    |   The Genesis of the Universe  | A Woman of Her Times  Meet Me in Las Vegas,.Baby  |   Sesame Street's HIV-positive Muppet   Backroads Beauty   |  Vintage Motorcycles   |   Remembering the “NAT”  E.T. Went Home?
The Secret to Personal Success? | The Formula for Perfect Government | Ku Klux Klan: A Secret History
An Oregon spring survival manual |Tinsel Town Traitors

  Good for a laugh: Peg's Bottom Gazette

Editorial Page Fiction | Poetry



  Cascade Policy Institute 
  Citizens Against Government Waste   (Anti-pork people)
   GovTrack  (What's going on in the U.S. Congress, these days.) 

  The Oregon Conservative   (News/links/info site)  Note: this one may be down. Our last email was rejected.)

   Grassfire.org   (Where conservative voters take action on issues)
   Informed Voter (Current major issue-related text and relevant contact points)

Search sites and contact links: (1) Google  (2) Yahoo  (3) Lycos  (4) Win4Win
Travel and Activity Links  |  Oregon HAM radio repeaters
   Contact #1  (Larry Leonard) Contact #2  (Fred Delkin) 
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to repairing the problem, yet.  

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 to change those to "html," problems arose,  but changing the suffix from one to the other
may make the page you want available

Final Thought:  If you think this magazine is a graphic mess, you should see my garage. (LL)

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