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Leonard's Maxim #6: Life is identical to a good novel.  When the problems are over, you're
on the last page.
   News, articles, essays & comment
China trip part three:
Ormag Editor Experiences
Globalization First Hand

A Foreign Aid Program that works?  (Is the world ending?)
God Help Oregon  (We are doing it to ourselves.)
  And a pair by Pintarich ...
The Subject was Crabs    (A briny Oregon adventure.)
Remembering the “NAT”  (“Splish-Splash, Brrr ... Ahhh!")

Mt. Hood Skibowl Opens   (Track!!)  Mt. Hood Skiers Offered Unlimited Season Pass
Surfing for Perch  (From the archives: Winter or summer, fun for beach boys)
"History by the Glass"Enters Second Round   (Portland's classic saloons)
   Fun With Science: 
North Korea to sell minisubs to Iran   You saw the boats racing back and forth near our naval vessels.  The next time they show up, they'll be under the surface, and packing torpedos. (External link from ORBUSMAX )   |   IRAN BUILDS NEW LONGER-RANGE MISSILE

Deepest Snowpack in Cascades for a Decade
January 30, 2008 -- All three local Portland major socialist network television stations this week have hidden from their viewers the fact that University of Oregon scientists have proven this winter's high alpine snowfall levels are generated by the same conditions that create zero snowfall winters. Extreme weather is due to Man-caused Global Warming.  Too warm, too cold, too wet, too dry, too much snow, too little snow -- it's all caused by the same thing. To avoid being jailed for participating in this crime, you must trade your pickup for a Vespa, quit objecting to continual tax increases, cease criticizing tree-hugging hippie whacko environmentalists and, above all else,  stop exhaling.

Senator Inhoff's Global Warming Challenge   (External link.)   |  Denver Breaks Record For Snowfall On Christmas Day    |  Organ Transplants With No Rejection    Scientists have created a beating heart in the laboratory in a breakthrough that could allow doctors one day to make a range of organs for transplant almost from scratch. (external link)   |  Japan Test Fires Anti-Missile Missile   (External link) 

The Alaskan Clydesdale   (The most unusual photo of a moose ever taken.)   |   The Oregon Whopper is Kelpie's   (Money is made out of trees.)   |   Our Berlin Bureau Chief discusses "environmentalism":  Environmentalists and the Environment
A Little-known Oregon Artist Passes On   (And took some Christmas magic with him.)   |   Midwest Mo and the Cheney Insurance Scam    (How to make a fortune from publicly-owned structures.)
Rush Limbaugh and the Senate Letter Donnybrook  (A piece about what's inside the bait.)   |  $80 a Gallon Gasoline?   (What's coming, and why.)   | 29 Year Old Children? 5 Grand a month?  (Portland radio show host, Paul Linnman, has some strange ideas about childhood and poverty level income.)
Black Holes: The Inter-Galactic Heavy Metal Transit System Which Will Save Mankind?     (Hawking/Gnikwah parallel quantum-duality space-time universes)   |    Oregon Charter School Showing Rapid Growth
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 ) 


 Pigskin Pete

Grid Coaching Derby Enlivens Pac10 Scene  
  Home on the Range
Consider the Possibilities for Microbrews & Holiday Meals  
 Decanting with Delkin
Oregon Pinot Noirs Presented in China   (Posted in mid-December with part one of the Shanghai series)   |   Oct: New Wine Report Studies Restaurant Wine Lists    |   Sept: French Pay Oregon Wine Region Their Ultimate Respect



 Column archives: Pigskin Pete   |   Seared Lightly   Decanting  |   Hans Zeiger     Mike O'Brien


Rules of Oregon, Washington, Idaho 
and the Wild West  (Well, except for Portland, Seattle and Eugene)
A Little Gun History  (So you don't have to leave town by sundown.)
Emergency Access   (It's all a matter of perspective.)
Idiot Sightings   (They're all around you.)

Give This Sheriff a Cigar !!  |  And Speaking of Sheriffs   |  Politician's Billions   |  The High Speed Wife   |   Why not  the Chavez Bypass?   |   Hillary and the Horse Thief    |   Welcome to the Republican Party   |   Wisdom of Larry The Cable Guy    |   George Carlin's Solution to Save Gasoline   |  Marketing Used Refrigerators     |    An opinion about "Mr. Bush's war"    |  Parent - Job description   |  The New Colonel   |   Are They NBA or NFL?    |   Navajo Moon   |   Three men    |   The Marine    |   The Dog Food Diet      |   A Great Mind   |   "Refugee Welfare"    |   Hate Speech?    |   Firearms Refresher Course  |   A Horse's (backside)    |   Insult to Our Nation    |   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

The Traditional Coalition is Falling Apart  by Steve Beren

January 22, 2008 -- The Democratic Party is falling apart.  Among Democratic grassroots activists, there is a profound feeling that the traditional liberal coalition is dead. 

The only definitive test:
Are you a Democrat, a Republican or a Southerner?  

Chief Executive Hillary Clinton?  (Experience: the greatest teacher.)
Socialism--- Is America Ready?   by Brig. Gen. James L. Cash (ret)

Islamic Fascism - "the Focus of Evil in the Modern World"  by Steve Beren   |  Middle East Imperative  by JIM CASH, Brigadier General, USAF, Retired   |   The Wars of the Hard Lands: How Myth Explains Islam and the West  (An Oregon Magazine piece from the archives.  It's about what creates viewpoints)   |    Can Political Correctness Delete the Holocaust?   |  E-RFD: So you want to work for the Clintons?   |  Womb Lynching   |   I Sure Miss This Guy    (Reagan quotes)  | "Un" Fairness Doctrine Threatens 1st & 2nd Amendment Rights   | 2007 Political Archives  |  

How are they really doing?
God only knows why the media doesn't get it.  Polls, voter group percentages, population sector characteristics. They go on and on and on.  Even FOX !!  So, here's the truth.  Delegate numbers will decide which of the candidates get the nod.  If nobody gets the designated amount to win the prize outright at the party convention, they use their delegates as bargaining chips and make a deal.  The links below will take you to Wikipedia pages which are often a few days old, but going to the RNC and DNC pages will leave you searching for the data.

(Dem) Primary delegate count  | (Rep) Primary delegate count


  Matt Barber and the CWA:
Epidemic Feared — “Gays” May Spread
Deadly Staph Infection to General Population

OMED: The MSM warns us all the time about some new health threat.  Coffee, eating too much of one thing or not enough of  another. Hardly a week goes by that we're not informed of the potential danger from something we've been doing for years. "Health" news in the media these days verges on the obsessive. Why then, the sudden silence about this one? Click on the next headline

MRSA Outbreak Among ‘Gays’ — Let the Whitewash Begin 
By J. Matt Barber
  Extreme Rights:
 Grim Reaping — Do You Really Know Roe?    |   “Gay” Activists to Perform Cheap Political Stunt  Over “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”  (The military has important things to do.  Except to the psychologically obsessed, taking out Islamic terrorists outranks political correctness.)   |   "My books are about killing God," says the source for this kid's movie: The "Golden Compass" Has no Moral Compass  On the other hand: Bella the Movie: the next Passion of the Christ?    (Which is a new film that gives Hollywood the shivers.)   |  “Gays” Mock Jesus with Last Supper Take-Off     (CWA essay: Sodom and Gomorrah in San Francisco)   |   Matt Barber on the ENDA Reason     (Using politically correct law to force cultural acceptance of extreme behavior.)   |   Gutsy Mayor Exposes National "Gay" Public Sex  Scandal    (CWA essay  -- Florida mayor displays common sense and a total disregard for political correctness.)   |    Illinois School Pushes Smut on Children   (Is this junk on your child's reading list?) 

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
A Global Warming consensus?    |   Man-Caused Global Warming is a Fraud  |    A Newt speaks about dirty air.  | New scientific research refutes many of Gore's climate claims   Politically Correct Science at UCSB?    |   Harvard Debunks Global Warming Claims    |   E-RFD: Climate chaos? Don't believe it!    |   "Global Warming is a Scam"

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

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