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The remarkable life of a Quaker Civil War Hero
(From the farmlands of Pennsylvania to Grant's "saddest moment of the war," the journey of this officer of the 6th Colored Regiment is striking. Randy Fletcher has produced a fine sketch of an unusual fellow to find winning the Congressional Medal of Honor. )
Delkin hammers the Prez:
Rhetoric or Reality...Obama Won't Admit the Difference
Geologists Have Rocks in Their Heads (Getting stoned takes on a whole new meaning. Here's Simon's treatise on a shiny rock: Volcanic Glass is Sharper Than Steel )
What's going on in Oregon?
Oregon "Stimulus" Jobs a Fake (Talk about a short work week. Click on the x-link: Oregon's inventive math on jobs Here at OrMag, we're curious what the state's actual unemployment rate might be. Including people who have given up looking for a job, and who are no longer counted in the numbers, our guess is 16%. Where's it going? The folks who have the money to create non-taxpayer-funded jobs are moving across the Columbia River to Clark County. One of them said that when they reached the middle of the bridge, it felt like relocating from Soviet-era East Germany to the West. We'd tell Oregon's liberal politicians to "tear down that wall," but they wouldn't listen.
What's going on out there in the real world?
Nuke the Jews (x-link) : Iran could have atomic bomb within 6 months...
"Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac now own more than half the homes in America." -- G. Beck
Health bill? Billions for parks, paths, farmers' markets... (x-link)
ObamaCare Likely to Mandate
Free “Sex-Change” Surgeries (Government-funded addadictomies)
Matt Barber's Latest Columns:
A Liberty Alert from Liberty Counsel - http://www.LC.org
What Americans need to know about the healthcare takeover
recently saw an overview of the healthcare bill being debated in
Congress (HR 3200). We found the overview so alarming that we
doubted its accuracy, so the staff in our D.C. office compared it
to the voluminous bill.
What they found astonished us so much that we had to share it with you
today. You can read our updated and revised overview of HR 3200 and you
will be alarmed, too. You can also read the text of HR 3200 -
directly from a government website - to see for yourself how dangerous
this government healthcare takeover would be.
it is not enough to be alarmed and do nothing! Congress is going on
recess soon, but you can be assured that the liberals behind this bill
will not be at rest. They will hold public meetings and try to convince
their constituents that government healthcare is the only option.
It is time
to visit the Senators and Representatives in their local offices
in your state. Take copies of our document on HR 3200 with you so they
can understand your concerns.
Find your Senators and Representatives offices online.
brain tumor survivor warns about socialized medicine)
Need to get out of town, fast?
2010:A new space odyssey beckons; Manned space exploration... (x-link)
True or False: We Can Make it to Mars and Back July 20, 2009 -- We recently heard a radio columnist talk about the impossibility of a manned mission to Mars. He said the voyage would take years, and that long periods without gravity create serious health problems for astronauts..
Fishsciencefiction serialization continues unabated:
Chapter Five (from the dumbest out of print fishing book ever written)
John Hawkins Calls it right on Palin (Absolute clarity on the subject. An x-link)
| So, you believe a White House
military advisor sent Air Force Two on a photo-op?
bottom of "Bottom Fishing"
| The Subject
for Perch (From the archives: Winter or
fun for beach boys)
| Books: "History
by the Glass"Enters Second Round (Portland's classic
saloons, Edition II, written by Paul Pintarich and published by Joe
Country (book review)
| Oregon Fever
Joe Bianco's anthology includes feature work by some Oregon Magazine
writers, including Larry Leonard. |
When to Jump Out of
Timberline Lodge Beckons Tourists with Special Tours (Fred Delkin has climbed and skied every square foot of this two mile high mountain. He says if you need a break from the traffic and the heat, this is the spot.)
Let 'er Buck! Molalla Hosts Pro Rodeo Event (The West, it seems, is still wild.)
Seattle Group Enhances Oregon Mountain Resort (Out by Mt. Hood, this may be a sleeper. The golf course is beautiful and the food looks fancy.)
Printer Releases Unique Format for Oregon Sites (A deck of travel cards. Each one contains all the basic info about a weekend jaunt. Fan the deck and select an idea, or shuffle, cut and let chance make the choice.)
Lipscomb Blasts Hemingway Revise (An Oregon expatriate isn't pleased with what Papa's family has done to A Moveable Feast)
NW Authors Pen Locally Oriented, Superb Mystery (Review by OrMag Editor, Fred Delkin)
New Cookbook Celebrates Pacific Northwest Dining
Selling Your Father's Bones (a book review by Fred Delkin)
'Salishan' Proves It's More Than A Resort (A book review by Oregon Magazine's Editor and Copublisher, Fred Delkin) Salishan, an Oregon historical novel, available at http://www.michaelhollister.com/
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Still Battling Bad Guys in Afghanistan (held over
The photo comes to us via KB7SYY's son, who is stationed in
Iraq. A fellow soldier presently fighting in Afghanistan took it
during action in that land, and has named it "dogface." The
weapon the dog is firing is apparently a 50mm cannon. Public reaction
to this "shot"
"Now, just why in the HELL do I have to press '1' for
How To Become an Illegal Alien | Who's a Big Crab? (Canny Crustaceans) | Presidential
Pig Swap (Let's make a deal.) | Poison Pancakes (Old dough can make you go - away.) | INS Cleans Up Texas Construction Site | Surprise Ending | The Alaska Pope-mobile Incident | Pelosi is Kissed by a Star (House
Speaker has America in a can.) | Congressional Money Saving Proposal (Charity begins at home.) | Congress Gives Itself Raise... (external info link topically related to the above E-RFD) | General Cosgrove (An Aussie hits the nail on the head.) | To Kill an American (An Aussie hits the nail on the head.) | A Soldier in Iraq | Freezing Balls
Off Brass Monkeys | The Ballad of the Subway Violin | New Taxes |
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?
Pelosi: Lean, Mean and Commie Green The Pelosi headline goes to a report wherein she says, and we quote: "We have so much room for improvement," she said. "Every aspect of our lives must be subjected to an inventory ... of how we are taking responsibility." Every aspect of your life. That, lads and lassies, is exactly what liberals want to control -- and it explains why I have in this magazine said that socialism is monarchism clothed in gray robes. In both cases, the folks in positions of power own everything, must not be criticized and can just point at you and down you go. (LL)
Oregon's Hidden Sales Tax (Some basic economic realism for the envious.)
Obama's Angel of Death | A Good 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'
It's to ponder ...
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
or Reagan? USA Needs to Choose
Horton’s History Channel History of Slavery
(A lauded black professor from a famous East Coast
university proves that he either doesn't know or doesn't like
kinds of truth ) How
To Pick the Next President of the U.S.
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