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Oregon Connections: the Civil War:
Reverend Daniel Drew of Portland
By Randy Fletcher
In the motion picture Glory, black Union soldiers march into a southern town and amazed slave children gather to watch them. Sergeant Major John Rawlins, portrayed by Morgan Freeman, says to the children “Ain't no dream. We runaway slaves, but we come back fightin' men. Go tell your folks how kingdom come in the year of jubilee!” The character played by Freeman is incredibly similar to the life of a Portland man.
America, the Confusing
(OrMag opinion. MLK would have approved of this one, we hear.)
Nasa photographs 'trees' on Mars...
Education: Berkeley's Unbearable Whiteness of Science by Thomas Lifson of the American Thinker. And, from our archives, The Hispanic Education Myth
A Missive aimed at the White House ...
National Political Upset Goes Back to Our Roots
OrMag Editor, Fred Delkin, has a few things to say to the P.O.T.U.S.
February's State of the States review:
Funny how inflation shrinks your dollar ...
Present state of the economy: (X-Links)
(Jan 05) Bankruptcy Filings Increase 32%...
14 phantom Zip Codes receiving fed 'stimulus' money...
FED FEARS OVER HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT...
Shrinking U.S. Labor Force Keeps Rate From Climbing Above 10%...
(Jan 11) Gas prices hit highest level in more than year...
(Photo: the 2010 GM "Obama" It runs on BS.)
(Jan 14) Record year for foreclosures...
Retail sales drop in December; Sales for all of '09 plunge by record amount...
New jobless claims rise 'more than expected'...
Dollar 'Crisis' Looms if USA Doesn't Curb Debt...
Jan 25) December home sales down nearly 17%; Largest monthly drop in more than 40 years...
Present state of "Climate Change" (X-Links, including Fox graphic, left)
from 141 scientists to UN Sec Gen Ban states skeptics case
January 07, 2010 The letter lists ten specific challenges to any
AGW supporters within
the scientific community for which they must demonstrate popular
Putin worries about 'global cooling'...
FEDS: December was 14th coldest in 115 years...
1/15 Freeze may have damaged 30% of Florida crops...
'No rise' of atmospheric carbon dioxide fraction in past 160 years...
A winter of 2010 road near Fargo, North Dakota ...
Vermont sets 'all-time record for one snowstorm'...
Iowa temps 'a solid 30 degrees below normal'...
Peru's mountain people 'face extinction because of cold conditions'...
Beijing -- coldest in 40 years...
Winter Could Be Worst in 25 Years for USA...
Vermont sets 'all-time record for one snowstorm'...
Iowa temps 'a solid 30 degrees below normal'...
Historic ice build-up shuts down NJ nuclear power plant...
(In other words, AGW, or man-caused, Global Warming, causes record cold weather.) The "A" stands for "anthropogenic."
Present state of ObamaCare: (X-Links)
January 27, 2010 -- After the election of Senator Brown from MA, and so the apparent loss of veto-proof power by Senate Dems, some say the socialized medicine bill is dead. Since it is a key step in the Progressive Plan to turn America into a socialist dictatorship which features Nazi-style government control of all large private corporations, we are not sure if the corpse is truly deceased. Perhaps a number of Democrats like Islamic volunteers and Kamikazi pilots are waiting for just the right moment to sacrifice themselves.
A Transportation Nightmare?
Seemingly unconnected news headlines describe a problem and then suggest a possible solution: OREGON MESS TRANSIT: 'Bermuda Triangle' of transit: Will Portland ever cope?... (solved by) Human sacrifices 'on the rise in Uganda' as witch doctors admit to rituals... Voila!! Replace all TriMet employees with Ugandan witch doctors,and rider complaints will drop to zero.
New UO Knight Arena Bids to be Nation's Finest Fred says this facility will be an eye-popping tribute to the gods of sports.
The Blue Mountains
Simon Says:Oregon is made up of a number of geologically specific
landform areas. Here, Simon takes one of them and describes its characteristics.
The Willamette Valley | The Klamath Mountains. | Take a Look at the Coast Range | The Cascade Mountain Range | Deschutes Columbia Plateau | Geologists Have Rocks in Their Heads | Volcanic Glass is Sharper Than Steel
Chump Change by J. Matt Barber Here, we have a discussion about the tidal changes inside the Beltway. The new senator, the President, the Speaker of the House, new voter trends and so forth. Dark plots, insincere politicians, honest politicians, power brokers -- it's a puzzle, frankly. The kind a Sherlock would enjoy. (LL/OrMag)
Democrats’ Political Suicide Pact By J. Matt Barber The president recently told Diane Sawyer: “I’d rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president.” Excise the
self-aggrandizing “really good” twaddle and it would seem ol’ Windy City Barry’s well on his way.
The Super Bowl Kerfuffle by J. Matt Barber
To choose or not to choose, that is the question (LL/OrMag)
Fishsciencefiction serialization continues unabated:
Chapter Eleven (from the dumbest out of print fishing book ever written)
Chicago newspaper reviewer said, "If after reading a few pages you aren't giggling, you're a candidate for an autopsy."
World's greatest book review : "It's too short." (For
Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy.)
Hollywood's Towers Lean to the Left (x-link)
| The Subject
for Perch (From the archives: Winter or
fun for beach boys)
| Books: "History
Second Round (Portland's classic
saloons, Edition II, written by Paul Pintarich and published by Joe
Country (book review)
| Oregon Fever
When to Jump Out of
Deconstructing ‘Casablanca’: Waiting for Rick…
The Grit behind the Glitz ...
New Book Reveals Inside Story on Las Vegas
(an OrMag review by Fred Delkin)
New Book Explores Wine's Historic Role in Society Fred, the writer combines with Fred the seer of the grape, and you get the highbrow lowdown. The Right Hook: Undefeated Boxer and General Troublemaker, Matt Barber, has published his first book. Scummy liberals (Progressives) are gang-banging it with false reviews on Amazon, and Noble Conservatives are cheering in the stands. Book Chronicles Olmsted Contribution to NW Cities (OrMag Editor, Fred Delkin, reviews a new book about a NW architect.) 'Salishan' Proves It's More Than A Resort (A book review by OrMag Editor and Copublisher, Fred Delkin) Salishan, an Oregon historical novel, available at http://www.michaelhollister.com/
Lipscomb Blasts Hemingway Revise (An Oregon expatriate isn't pleased with what Papa's family has done to A Moveable Feast)
2010 Pac10 Season
Holds Great Promise
It's over. The college football season. Fred hates that.
Pigskin Salutes New Viking Head Coach
Pigskin Picks Pac10 Bowl Winners
Week Thirteen Picking Full Slate For Pac10 Windup
Week Twelve Pigskin Goes 4-2 as UO, OSU Triumph
Week Eleven Pigskin Breaks Even, 3-3 As Season Winds Down
Week Ten Pigskin Goes 4-1, Forecasts Full Slate
Week Nine Pigskin Goes Undefeated...Game of Year Now Appears
Week Eight Dawgs, Vikings Falter As UO, OSU Rest
Week Seven Pigskin Scores 4-1 as UO, OSU, UW Win
Week Six Pigskin Applauds Ducks, Boos Vikings, Goes 4-2
Week Five Pete's Crystal Ball Cracked, Went 4-2
Week Four Pigskin Slumps to 6-4, Celebrates UW Victory
Week Three Pigskin Goes 7-2 In Second Go-round
Week Two Pigskin Comes Up 9-1 In Opening Forecast
Week One Finally! Football Season Opens With Key Matchup
No column in January ... February ...
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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 | Cosby for President | Dangerous Ground (Numbers don't lie)
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of
evil is for good men
to do nothing"
-- Edmund Burke
Harry Truman had a sign on his
desk. It read: "The Buck stops here." We are curious just when
Bush's economy Buck will xfer over to Obama. Now, next year,
never? In First Year, Obama Presides Over 4.1 Million Jobs
Lost, Most Since 1940
shot up in 2009 from 7.7 percent in January to 10.1 percent in October
before settling at 10 percent in December. Behind those percentages
were more than 4.1
million people who lost their jobs during the year. According to
data from the Bureau of
Labor Statistics, that's the most job losses in a year since 1940.
(BLS could only provide data from 1940-2009)
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...
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.)
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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