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 Oregon Magazine TM          December 2008
   News, articles, essays & comment:

The Irish are such clear thinkers ...

"We in Ireland can't figure out why you in the U.S. even bothered to hold an election. On one side you had a woman who is a lawyer, married to a lawyer, running against a lawyer who is married to a woman who is a lawyer. (OrMag -- that is, the primary battle between the Clintons and the Obamas ... lawyers all.)

"On the other side, you had a war hero married to a good looking woman who owns a beer distributorship. Isn't it obvious who should run the country?"

(Photo, Late autumn Oregon Sunset by KB7DFD)

Deportations reaching record numbers in Northwest...
(external link)
Small Oregon city elects transgender mayor...
(external link)

Attention fellow old car fans:
Classic For Sale (Sold 12/18/08)

1951 Ford 2dr. in very good shape. Located in Hillsboro, it'll probably go for somewhere in the five figure range, topping out in the neighborhood of 12 grand. Send questions or offers to magazine:
Email contact We'll pass them along to the owner, the legendary Duck Hunter, himself (Jeff Moor), who will respond to those he takes seriously.

Chinese Authorities Enforce Switch from Microsoft
So, you want to see more government influence and control of business?
Counterfeit Marriage and its Counterfeit Movement
by Matt Barber Politically incorrect logic and reasoning.
Why Chili is Bad for Divers (Dietary dangers of the deep.)

(The great Ford/Toyota canoe race.)

Global Warming Failure at Hand for the Holidays???
(external politics of climate changing)
International poll: 'Growing public reluctance' to support global warming efforts...
(external climate links)
'Record inactivity' -- 2008 Hurricane Season 'lowest in 30-years'... (Not a good sign for global warming fans)
UK SCIENTIST: 'BBC Shunned me for denying climate change'... (Terminal workplace political incorrectness)
NASA admits it 'blundered' by declaring 'hottest October on record'... (NASA is human, it turns out.)
Dried mushrooms may slow global warming... (ORMAG: We can't even bring ourselves to look at this.)
Scientists say a rock can soak up carbon dioxide. (Trees do this, too.)
Snow, fresh arctic air spreads over East, record lows in South. (More than the Big Easy is Cool down there)
Over 200 whales trapped in Canadian ice...
(Canadian Whales in denial over conservative weather reports)

South Dakota Hit With 4 Feet of Snow; No-Travel Advisory..
(That is, the advisory was against travelling if you didn't have to. They didn't want "no travel" in S. Dakota)



A FORLORN HOPE by Randy Fletcher. An Oregon Civil War hero is remembered 100 years after his death
Two new computer viruses pop up 11/08


All election stuff.


Teen Sex? Please do! -- Planned Parenthood by J. Matt Barber

(Sanger was a racist. Her legacy is societal disintegration and mass murder.)

Before the O.K. Corral: How the Civil War Brought Wyatt Earp’s Brother to Portland 
By Randy Fletcher
What if Iraq works? (External link to a brilliant column by Victor Davis Hanson)
E-RFD:The Chevy Guy (For those who love old cars)

June and July:
The Professors in Pickett’s Charge by Randy Fletcher 
The Tournament God Forgot (Golf in a wind tunnel)
Why the Swiss Should Qualify For U.S. President (Tennis as a blood sport)
Latest Outdoor Rescue Raises Plea to Use PLB (It oughta be a law)
Previous Cover Stories: May 08: Small Town Port Commission Shines   April 08:  One Tough
Mother, Comparing Similies  March 08:  Oregon Business Thrives on Government Contracts  
February 08:  God Help Oregon     January 08:  Oregon WhopperThe Alaskan Clydesdale   
December 07:   Little Known ArtistMidwest Mo   November 07:   Eighty Dollar a Gallon Gas  
October 07Oregon Charter School   September 07:   Dr. Horton's Race History  


Previous items:

'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


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)   Books:   "History by the Glass"Enters Second Round   (Portland's classic saloons, Edition II, written by Paul Pintarich and published by Joe Bianco.)  |   Crooked River Country  (book review)      Oregon Fever  Joe Bianco's anthology includes feature work by some Oregon Magazine writers, including Larry Leonard.    
   Fun With Science
(Local and external links.  Climate archives are at  OrMag's Global Warming Stuff.

Company selling rides to 'space' for $95,000...

NASA: Outer space smells of fried steak...
CLONING FROM THE GRAVE: Scientists create life from mouse frozen for 16 years...
Single brain cell can reactivate paralysed limbs: study...

Recent Global Warming stuff: 

Parts of California see coldest temps since 1893...
Cold temps in Oregon break 118-year-old record...
Alaska glaciers grew this year, thanks to colder weather...
Idaho gets earliest snow since records began in 1898...

Previous items:

Antarctic Sea Ice Grows as a Result of Global Warming???!   (An E-RFD we got from a friend of the magazine.  It presents an interesting question.)   NYT: Maybe Greenland Isn't Melting After All

'This is going to be catastrophic' - Farmers' Almanac says cold winter ahead...   If this happens, it will no doubt be attributed by the American Left to the effects of man-caused global warming.  Certainly, last winter's sea to shining sea frozen vistas didn't generate any questions in the alleged minds of Oregon's educational establishment -- professors of which at present are interested in making the Earth's atmosphere the property of government, held in "trust" for the people. 
Chicago Chill: Decade has had fewest 90-degree days since 1930... 
Anthropogenic Global Warming? Here's Christopher Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley   (An historical biography and summary. Absolutely beautiful stuff) Lord 
Moncton responds to Ellen Goodman's Globarming diatribe  
|  British Lord Stings Senators Rockefeller and Snowe | Lord Monckton responds to Ellen Goodman's Global Warming diatribe  

The weather is held in trust by the government? U of Oregon law professor wants to use courts to fight global warming - by claiming the atmosphere is an asset that belongs to all but is held in trust by the govt...

Fossil Fuel Redux:  Eighty Dollar a Gallon Gas  (From our  November 
07 issue, and as true now as it was, then. Two related links below.)

Foreign oil is all that's left? Billions of gallons of oil in North Dakota, Montana...
Eco-fuels a problem?
Global backlash building against ethanol fuels...
Fred Flintstone drove an SUV?  Extinction threatened people 70,000 years ago...


Scientists Say Invisibility Cloak Now Possible

NISSAN unveils new prototype electric car
JETMAN flies over Channel! (Drudge/BBC link) A Swiss man has become the
first person to fly solo across the English Channel using a single jet-propelled wing.


 Pigskin Pete
Dawgs Surprise With Hire,
Ducks, Beavers Should Win

Northern Neighbor Suffering Severe Sports Drought by Fred Delkin

Traditional Rivalries Featured As Regular Season Winds Down

Nobody's Safe In Division I Football

Pigskin Pete week 9
Forecaster Falls To Break Even
Pigskin Pete week 8
Only Single Failure For Week 7 Picks
Pigskin Pete week 7
Pigskin Goes 5-1, Feels Confident
Pigskin Pete week 5
Pete Had Pigskin Lock Last Week
Pigskin Pete week 4
Pete's Perusals Fall Short of Perfection
Pigskin Pete's Picks, week 3
Pete Goes Undefeated, Here's This Week's Picks

Only A Single Surprise Sullies Initial Forecast
  Home on the Range
Tillamook Staging Ice Cream
Naming Competition

Oregon Dairy Farmers Recipe Contest (A holidays event)

Chilean Indian Seasonings Offer Tantalizing Tastes
WSU Canned Cheese True Gourmet Treat
New Cookbook Provides More Than Just Recipes

How to Cook a Stellar Sea Lion
 Decanting with Delkin

Fred is drinking more than usual. It's the computer.

South Africa's Wine IndustrySays Goodbye to Apartheid

Some Handy Tips From Noted Wine Educator
Oregon Beer Journalist Reports Service Innovation
Mondavi Wine Family Tale Outdoes Any Fictional Epic 
Mondavi Author Siler Targets Island Royalty



 Column archives: Pigskin Pete   |   Seared Lightly   |  Decanting  |   Hans Zeiger   |   Mike O'Brien
ATTN:  Most E-RFDs have a warning note at the bottom.    (This one doesn't need one.)

Harry and David know what the season is all about:

“A woman came into our food pantry with tears in her eyes. Her husband had been out of
work for a long time and she had four young children to feed, says Kathleen Greene, supply coordinator with a local food pantry. "When she saw all the fresh produce that we had available, her tears vanished and she smiled. She talked about all the healthy meals she could cook for her family with the produce. On her way out of the pantry, she turned to me and said that this had been the worst day of her whole life. 'But now I
feel great,' she said."

Cindy L. Warwick
Corporate Relations

Lipstick in School (How to teach children.)

This is too true to be funny ...
(The cost of politics.)
Profiling is Bad? (Political Correctness and swimming with sharks.)

Only in America (Quirks work, here)
Barnyard Bailout (Leeches, leeches, everywhere.)
Celebrity Welfare (What's coming if the wrong people control America.)
Stella Awards (Legal stupidity thrives.)
Atlanta Airport (Taking off is easy. It's landing that's hard.)

Semper Fi (Something about sacrifice) Memory Test (Nobody under sixty will get half of them.)
Illegal Numbers (California, here they come.)
Passing the Pearly Gates A German's View on Islam
Gore's Home S
till Guzzling Energy Noah in 2008 (What to do about rising sea levels.) TR Describes
an "American" (What goes around comes around.)
Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road???? (Variations
on a theme.)
Summer Classes for Men (Well, some men.) Never Mess With Old People (Help
is as close as your phone)
My Piggy Bank (Filling your tank.) In a Bad Spot? (Proper crises behavior.)

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

Stop Obama in Georgia!
An external link. Minnesota squeaked out okay, it seems. We shall see:
Courts may decide Minn. Senate seat...
 Obama Promises Supreme Court That Will Destroy Second Amendment  

by Sandy Froman, former president of the National Rifle Association

Related story: Gun Owners Org on June Supreme Court Decision
Al-Qaeda Maghreb Commander Turns Self In; Convinced Jihad Not Legitimate
  Also from the war zone:    
Top oil companies return to Iraq
BUDGET CUTS: Hawaii ending universal child health care...   (Ext Link)
Archaeological team discovers the remains of what is believed to be the first politician 
Are you a Democrat, a Republican or a Southerner? (The only definitive test.)
I have a plan to destroy America (a speech by a Colorado governor)
Recent stuff:
Rasmussen Reports Congressional Approval Rating Falls to Single Digits 
Peddling Half-Truths From the Ashes of the Soviet Empire  Iraq: Factions agree to rejoin govt: Maliki    Iran says it will eliminate Israel if it attacks   Lawsuit: Linn-Benton Housing Authority subsidized felons...   Large scale home rule: Eastern Oregon: the 51st state?   First reports: Death by starvation in rural N. Korea...   What's new?  China, Russia condemn US missile defense...  (and)  Sign nuclear deal...   (Well, since at least one of them has been assisting Iran in its attempt to build Nukes, perhaps we should cut out the middle man and create an American "Missles for Mullahs" program.)

Political Archives  National Terror Alert Response Center

  Matt Barber and the CWA:

Recent  essays:

Obama's Agenda is so "Gay"  (Matt Barber outlines Barak's dedication to the political goas of the homosexual far Left.) 

Obama Vows Blood for the Bloothirsty (Matt Barber on the Left's "healthcare" goals. The voice on the phone tells you your daughter is dead, and you didn't even know she was sick.)

Barber to Pro-Abortion Obama: Don’t Throw us in that Briar Patch

Obamacide (Barber on Barak's real policy)

Those McFabulous Rainbow Arches
| Children in the “Gay Marriage” Crosshairs  | The Marriage Chaos Begins (Traditional culture clashes with "new" thinking) | California Supreme Court Betrays "We the people"on Marriage and  Darwin's Kool-Aid | State Representative Under Attack by Anti-Christian Homosexual Hate Groups | "Gay"
Would Risk
Lives to Push Political Agenda 

Extreme Rights Archives

OrMag:  Co-publisher Reacts To "Gay" Press Release    (Just to make things clear)

  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: The Death of an Idiot  (Bears dine alfresco)



Global Warming Proves Martians Drive SUV's
The Truth about Second Hand Smoke
Glacier Melts in Tierra Del Fuego, Oregon?

 How To Pick the Next President of the U.S.
Blue Oregon: The Secular Theocracy
Complete 2005/2006 article archives

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Shanghai Visit Astounds Oregon Mag Editor  (China trip part one)Oregon
Mag Editor's Shanghai Experiences Continued...
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