2011 Cogito ergo
articles and comment:
(This is an old-fashioned "monthly" magazine. Updates do appear, but are not frequent.)
12/2/2011: National Unemployment "drops" to 8.6% (Because 300,000 more Americans stopped looking for work.)
How To Tell Your Left From Your Right
by Larry Leonard (Last revise on December 9)
(Some recent news x-links)
Putin warns West as he launches presidential bid... (x-link from Drudge on 11/28) Communist Bluster. I suspect that having taken the largest country on the planet from the Czars, most of
whom were related by marriage to colorfully-dressed and party-loving European monarchies, the Russians
became outcasts due to fashion. The fundamental difference between a communist nation and your average
ancient monarchy is, after all, the clothes the leaders wear. (See "Invisible Crown" below, next to the teepee.)
It is hard to build a tactical nuclear submarine with a hammer and a sickle. For years I spelled "peasant,"
pheasant, in an attempt to help the descendants of Lenin and Stalin in the fashion area. Cheer them up, a bit.
Why New York Jews support the Left after watching Fiddler on the Roof is beyond me. (LL)
Colin Powell Blames Media, Tea Party for Divisive Tone in Washington...
(x-link from Drudge on 11/28) Yes, of course. This is the second time it has happened in America. The first
divisive tone was about a tax on tea. (LL)
Britain draws up emergency plans for collapse of Euro... (x-link from Drudge
on 11/28) Barney Frank is leaving Congress to become the King of Holland, and will use tried and true socialist economic policies to save Europe from pending economic reforms, like ceasing to live on their credit cards.
All western Euro nation flags will be colored pink. (LL)
Speaking of Frank: Frank 17th House Dem to Bolt...
Maxine Waters set to take over on powerful committee...
(New original byline stuff)
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
Who's Sodomizing who?
by Art Hyland, Contributing Editor
Related economic piece, for clarification, from our archives:
BHO's road map for economic disaster explained
At last: How FDR Did it ...
Liberal Violence Rising
by Matt Barber
Seared Lightly (update)ooo
Crater Lake Could Swallow the Empire State Bldg.
Or, the Empire State Bldg. could swallow Oregon ... What if your car broke down a hundred
miles from the nearest help, and your cell phone went dead?
(below: an item from last month, held over because it was posted after the first week)
In the colorful militaristic-speak of football, we now present ...
America's Long Bomb
(Teepee graphic at left is a hotlink)
A Must read below:
The Tea Parties vs. the Invisible Crownooooooooooooooooooooo
Delkin on driving:
(multi-part series about drinking)
#1: Editor's Fall From Grace
#2: New Oregon DUII Regs
oooFun with Science: (top items are x-links)
NASA Spacecraft Discovers Planet Orbiting 2 Suns,
Just Like Star Wars... Will a famous Conservative Astronomer (name witheld)
now hiding in the Rockies be fired for comparing this dual-loyalty to the Obama Administration?
Swarm of angry bees attack man in wheelchair... American Atheist Magazine and
other MSM fail to identify angry insects as Christians in this attack on Stephen Hawking
Economy and Energy, original and x-links
Robbing Peter to Pay Peter:
Fed Now Largest Holder, Surpassing China...
Oil price again flirting with $100...
Saudi prince warns against any attack on Iran...
Iran poised to choke oil supplies if hit by Israel...
Ready to help Turkey with nuclear plant...
Islamist rivalry heats up in Egyptian election...
2 million strike in Britain over pension changes...
Walkout fails to bring UK to standstill...
Actually speeds up queue at Heathrow!
EUROPE SPEAKS GERMAN NOW...
Debt crisis threatens more EU members...
Sarkozy eyes welfare overhaul...
FED TO THE RESCUE...
'10 days to rescue euro zone'...
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)
Education: (non-byline stuff is x-link)
Teacher Arrested For Masturbating Behind
Podium During Class...
Math Teacher Let Students Buy Grades...
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 ...
Atlas Shrugged Movie is Raising Cain
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
THE BOOK: CHENEY UNLEASHED...
Feature E-RFD: Exercise for the Elderly
E-RFD: Go Lick Your Elbowooooooooooooooo
"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
JUDGE NOT: KAGAN CHEERED OBAMACARE PASSAGE...
Held over from September: 2 From Rush: ObamaCare is Threatened by Pariah Judge (x-links)
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.
Government Fiscal Blueprint
by Art Hyland, Contributing Editor
How "fairness" destroyed a small town in Rhode Island.
From recent issues:
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 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.
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
April 14, 2011 (The looming financial disaster)
Dancing at the Musket Ball
Never Hug a Cactus
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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 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 | 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 HistoryEditorial Page | Fiction | Poetry
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)
Good for a laugh: Peg's Bottom Gazette
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Composer that in modern browsers produces black diamonds with reversed question
marks inside them. These are almost always quotation marks, apostrophes or dashes.
When you see text that contains those black diamonds, it means I haven't gotten around
to repairing the problem, yet.
Lastly, all of our early work URL suffixes were "htm." When the computer gods decided
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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