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   News, articles, essays & comment
The Wisdom of Wooden
America's Greatest Coach Leaves Written Legacy
by Fred Delkin


And, now, for something entirely different ...

Why is your state's unemployment rate so high, and its budget deficit growing like a tumor in Salem? Simple. The people who are running the place here are just like the people who are running Washington, D.C. Some headlines From the July Drudge Report: (x-links)

Driven By Foreclosures, Home Ownership Falls to Lowest Rate in Decade...

(OrMag) The liberals are trumpeting the "summer of recovery" in places where the unemployment rate is 12%. Bush II's average UER was 6%. His lowest number was 4.7%. Obama said the "stimulus" passed by Congress would keep unemployment from rising above 8%. Why didn't you know that Bush -- prior to losing Congress to the Democrats in his second term -- was good for private jobs and Obama is a disaster by comparison? ABC, CBS and NBC (both network and their local affiliates), plus your local newspaper. What is amazing to us here at the magazine is that most of the Oregonians who live West of the Cascades voted for and still support the wildly liberal White House and Congress.

Obama scolds Republicans on unemployment benefits...
Benefits stretch out to years instead of months
GOP says: Pay for it...

EAT THE RICH WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama stepped up criticism of Republicans on Saturday for blocking jobless aid, hammering home a Democratic election year attack line that casts the opposition as the party of the rich.

(OrMag) They do not understand that the secret to America's famed
lack of street beggars -- its middle class -- is due to the number of
rich people it contains. Unless you work for the government, rich
people are the only source of jobs.  The more rich people, the more
jobs.  Full employment only exists when a country contains the highest
number of the people the Obama/Reid/Pelosi junta wish to tax out of

Oliver Stone apologizes for claim Hitler was scapegoat...

Oliver Stone: US should seize domestic oil resources...

(OrMag) It's all part of the same thing -- the progressive (liberal) ideology. But, the tea parties are fighting back. There will be some dramatic changes at the local, state and federal government levels in the November mid-term elections. Oregon will not be part of that return to sanity because most of the voters who live west of the Cascades are morons. We know many Oregonians who moved here from Minnesota.

Felons Voting Illegally May Have
Put Sen. Franken Over the Top in Minnesota...


(Two holdovers from recent issues)
Oregon Gas Tax repeal petition: A 25 percent increase in the tax on every gallon of gas you buy? Considering the state's unemployment rate, that should help.
Fred Likes the Tesla (A snazzy electric car. $109,000, batteries included)


The News Desk: (updated every now and then)

OREGON: A Job Market Still In Decline: A Government Still In Growth

In First Year, Obama Presides Over 4.1 Million Jobs Lost, Most Since 1940

California jobless rate hits modern record at 12.6%...

Drudge Report  (Headlines from everywhere) |
OrBusMax  (Lots of PacNW news)
| Fox News Headlines
Breitbart's Current Stuff 
|  The Daily Caller  

   Metro Weather (KPTV 7 Day projection)


August's State of the States review:

Present state of the

CBO BOMB: 'Deficits will cause debt to rise to unsupportable levels'...

Fox Business: Is the World Broke?

Present state of "Climate Change" (X-Links)


Meteorologist disputes: Weather stations
placed in warmer urban areas...

SURPRISE: Pacific islands
defy sea level predictions;

Islands stable or growing..

Global cooling is coming, top scientist says...

Top Climate Scientist Under Fire for 'Exaggerating'
FOXNEWS Catches Gore: 'What is your reaction to Arctic ice increasing?'


Present state of ObamaCare:

Texas doctors threaten to pull out of Medicaid...
IRS's vast new ObamaCare powers... Obesity Rating 'for Every American by 2014'...
Doctors Sue to Overturn the Health Care Bill (A news release from the AAPS)
The Yellow Brick Road to OzbamaCare


Art Hyland's Corner:

A Liberal World Exposed (Welcome to "JournalList" dot com)

Recent columns by Art:

Socialism: A World of Proof (Karl Marx would be delighted.)
Listen up Children: Government is Talking

Oregon & California's Google formula

Barber's Baliwick:

The Face of Hate
Barney and Barack's anti-religion agenda  (X-link: Matt's mid-April Washington Times Column) Related story: Federal Judge Rules Day of Prayer Unconstitutional
Barack Obama: Enemy Within


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."


Who was the first black Speaker of the House of Representatives? Who rewrote the history texbooks so you would never even know there was one? (x-link)
Setting the Record Straight:
 American History in Black and White
(OrMag has done work in this area:  Ken's "Congress" is a fine example of that.)

Held over >> Delkin reviews a book about the gigantic climate scam:

Global Warming? Author Debunks Current Claims
Amid all the political excitement being stirred up by President Obama's 'Cap & Trade'measure he wants to shove through Congress, a new book, Climatism, by Steve Goreham, should be read as a complete discussion of the science, politics and the energy policy implications of the global warming debate. Goreham, an engineer with an MBA from the University of Chicago,asks very pertinent and informed questions.

The Wisdom of Wooden: America's Greatest Coach Leaves Written Legacy

Book Review Archives
Activity Articles:   Getting to the bottom of "Bottom Fishing"      The Subject was Crabs      Surfing for Perch  (From the archives: Winter or summer, fun for beach boys)      When to Jump Out of an Airplane

   Fun With Science
Life on Earth wiped out every 27 million years
(we've got 16 million to go)...
Russia earmarks $800 million for new spaceport...

A paper by Chris Impey: 
Forget man-made threats -- catalyst for apocalypse will come from outer space...
Asteroid makes historic return to Earth...

World's biggest radiotelescope launched in Netherlands...

NASA ends plan to put man back on Moon...

A third of Mars 'once covered by ocean'...

 Staff Columns:

 Pigskin Pete
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 Coach

  Home on the Range
Mexican Food & Drink
Comes to Gringoland

World's 50 best restaurants list released...
(x-link, not a column by Fred)
St. Paddy's Day Calls For These Tasty Ideas

Oregon Seafood Choices On 'Super Green' List

 Decanting with Delkin
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  |   Hans Zeiger     Mike O'Brien
  Feature E-RFD
Last month's E-RFD: Exercise for the Elderly
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

US Forest Service calls arrested illegal alien 'displaced foreign traveler'... 

Elite colleges discriminate against white conservatives, Christians...

Egypt to strip men married to Israelis of citizenship...

LEAK: White House talked jobs with Colorado Dem -- to forgo challenge!
WH: Obama unaware of offer...
Big donor now holds dangled job...
PA GOV: I talked to Rahm about Sestak...
Related theme:
Blago circus kicks off in Chicago...

Past, Present and Future Misc  >>>>>>>>

Conservatives Now Outnumber Liberals in All 50 States, Says Gallup Poll... (x-link) | Billions in aid go to areas that backed Obama in '08...    (X-link) | Iran could have atomic bomb within 6 months... (x-link) | From July's American Thinker: America's Socialist Past  (X-link) | When did the lowbrows take over the culture?  | Oregon's Hidden Sales Tax (Some basic economic realism for the envious.) | Obama's Angel of Death | A Time To Wonder About Direction | George Will: The Toxic Assets We Elected...    (X-link: A rocker made of logic and good writing.) And, another hottie by George: 03/29/09  (Can congress violate constitutional "Separation of powers?") | Specter to oppose 'card check,' says conservative group...   (X-link) Maybe. He's a Democrat, now.) | Citizens Against Government Waste (x-link to humorous tales about pork) | Bailouts: FORD SAYS 'NO THANKS'

Speaking of Healthcare: Suppressed WHO report: Secondhand Smoke Doesn't Cause Cancer

Poland's Lech Walesa's Warning for America...

Ancient History: Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine...

OrMag Co-publisher Reacts To "Gay" Press Release    (Just to make things clear)  <>   Are you a Democrat, a Republican or a Southerner?   <>    Extreme Rights Archives  (Gay ways)

The 50 Richest Members of Congress   (If you ain't a millionaire when you reach Congress, you soon will be. It's just a co-incidence, of course.) 
(Some local, some X-links)

See Art Hyland's column, above.

WASHINGTON POST Ignores Own Poll Findings: 58% Want Smaller Gov't, Fewer Services... FOX is Eating MSM for Lunch:
1/11/2010  Roger Ailes the 'most successful news executive of last 10 years'... 1/14/2010  FOXNEWS Ailes says he's not going anywhere, and NEWS CORP. President concurs...

  Out of the past ...
Roosevelt or Reagan? USA Needs to Choose
Social Security:
The Dirty Little Secret  | Where is the Social Security Trust Fund, and Why Didn't Hockberg and DeFazio Reveal its Location to the People of Coos Bay?   (Who pays when you cash a government bond?)
The Hispanic Education Myth

Ken's "Congress"   (So you contribute to PBS?  Did you know you are buying lies?)

Our Times: 
Grizzly Man:    (Bears dine alfresco)

Dr. Horton’s History Channel History of Slavery    (A lauded black professor from a famous East Coast American university proves that he either doesn't know or doesn't  like certain kinds of truth )  How To Pick the Next President of the U.S.   |  Blue Oregon: The Secular Theocracy    Complete 2005/2006 article archives    2007 lost in crash  Specific Covers:    Dec08  |   Jan09   |  Feb09    |   Mar09    April09   May09  June09  July09  Aug09  | Sept09  | Oct09   Nov09   Dec09   Jan10    Feb10   Mar10  |   Apr 10 

 Reader Favorites
 Hughes Race Plane Replica | Small Gods, Gopher Prairie and Public Hogwash  Desert Deer   |    No Hatcheries, No Salmon  |  Field Day: HAMS Head for the Hills   To Race or Not to Race II    |  Big Money in Rotten Veggies  |   A VAT of Nonsense  Dereliction of Duty  | Love Nest   |  Mr. Perez’ Fatal Mistake  |  Snuff Film Fred's China Triple Play:  Shanghai Visit Astounds Oregon Mag Editor  (China trip part one) Oregon Mag Editor's Shanghai Experiences Continued...   (China trip part two) ,  Ormag Editor Experiences Globalization First Hand   ( China trip part three)

  The Classics
Ray Bradbury  |: Ken Kesey  |: Oregon's Racist History   The Alaska Airlines Eskimo   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 Myth  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?

 Oregon Connections: the Civil War: a series by Randy Fletcher

The Minister and the General   (Former Civil War Foes Meet Again in Corvallis)
Oregon Governor William Lord (Cold Beer and Civil War Memories)
The remarkable life of a Quaker Civil War Hero (A Quaker CMOH)
They Ran Down John Wilkes Booth (A beaut about two Oregon Civil War vets.)

Storming the Ramparts   (Up close and personal with a blizzard of lead.)
A Forlorn Hope
(An Oregon Civil War hero is remembered 100 years after his death ) 
How the Civil War Brought Wyatt Earp’s Brother to Portland   (Before the O.K. Corral)  
The Professors in Pickett’s Charge
  (War is an education in itself.)

The Forgotten Hero (Memories are made of stone.)
Reverend Daniel Drew of Portland
(The rifle-packin' Reverend)
Colonel Isaac W. Smith (Portland’s Confederate Engineer)


 Daily headlines from  ORBUSMAX  (PACNW selection)
    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.)   (Where conservative voters take action on issues)
     Informed Voter  (Current major issue-related text and relevant contact points)




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