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News, articles and comment:

What do the tea parties want?  

Basically, they want choice. Say, this ...

instead of this ...

Or, it might be a choice about whether or not the U.S. Government
should run multi-trillion-dollar deficits. Or does or doesn't spend
your money rehabilitating minarets (mosque architectural
components) in nations who harbor terrorists who want to kill every
Jew in Israel. Or, if you are a Catholic, whether or not your
government uses your money to pay for "free" abortions under the
auspices of a socialized medicine program.

It's quite simple, actually. Conservatives and Libertarians want freedom. Liberals
(progressives) want to own everything and everybody, like a medievil monarch. The word
"progressive" means "change," and implies change in a "forward" direction. Change to
what, you ask? You'd like to know just what a progressive means by forward? Well a
different U.S. Constitution, for a start. For example, they would like to have a nation
which practices massive redistribution of income. Taking from those who earn a living,
then giving the money to those who don't.

The government would be the "agent" here, taking a comission for transferring the funds.

So, you say, "There's no compassion in giving away other people's money. What do liberals
get for doing it?" My response? "Votes." The aquisition of power. (LL/OrMag)

Tea Party Beginnings and Endings

(OMED: The link above will take you to an essay by Art Hyland of Astoria,
Oregon. This is part one of two or three connected essays. In places,
this first piece is lyrical. It sings a song verging on the poetic. In
the vernacular, it fairly rings with personal, human truth.)

Why Did We Select the TeePee for the TP?
(This is not the first time Americans have been angry at Europeans.)


And, now, for something entirely different ...

Local Columnist Launches Collection of His

Oregon Magazine's Editor, Fred Delkin, is a master of the arts of the
grape. One of the founding members of the Oregon Wine Advisory
Board, and fomer owner of Jake's Crawfish restaurant in Portland,
Fred for years did not respect the man discussed in this piece.

Praise from one's enemy is rare, indeed.


(A holdover from recent issues)

Fred Likes the Tesla (A snazzy electric car. $109,000, batteries


The News Desk:  (updated every now and then)

National:  (X-Links)

DEFICIT ADDS $165,040,000,000.00 -- IN ONE MONTH!
US posts widest trade gap in 20 months...
'Hindenburg Omen' Senses Stock Gloom...

California jobless rate hits modern record at 12.6%...

Oregon: (X-Links, mostly from OrBusMax)

TAX $ AT WORK: "Port of Portland's new Shangri-la headquarters out at the airport cost $425 a square
foot to build. And they're shooting for $420 a square foot for the new City of Portland-PSU "sustainability
WHAT BUDGET CRISIS? WHAT BAD ECONOMY? City of Portland employees on track to get another
holiday, the day after Thanksgiving...
PORTLAND has nation's first quick-charge station; Electric vehicles charge to 80-percent of full power
within 20 to 30 minutes...

MORE TAX $ AT WORK: ICE holding cells on Portland waterfront?...

A Job Market Still In Decline: A Government Still In Growth

News/Analysis Source Links:

Drudge Report  (Headlines from everywhere)   OrBusMax  (Lots of PacNW news) | Fox
News Headlines
  |  Breitbart's Current Stuff  |  The Daily Caller   |  Metro (Portland/Vanc)
(KPTV 7 Day projection)


State of the States review:

Present state of the economy:

Social Security in red for first time...
JULY UNEMPLOYMENT -131,000 JOBS...   June report numbers revised 200,000 fewer jobs, yet we're in a recovery?

New claims for jobless benefits jump... Impoverished
City To Close All Libraries...
     (We wonder what projects they aren't shutting

KUDLOW: Panic at White House over stalled economy...

Present state of "Climate Change:" (X-Links)

Argentina Has Colder Winter Than Antarctica, Spurring Record Power
 Cold kills 6 million fish, 1000s of alligators, dolphins...

Massive ice chunk breaks off Greenland
(Note: ice chunks break off growing
glaciers, not shrinking glaciers, as a rule.)

UN panel: New taxes needed for climate

Meteorologist disputes: Weather stations
placed in warmer urban areas...

SURPRISE: Pacific islands defy sea level predictions; Islands stable or growing..

Global cooling is coming, top scientist says...

Top Climate Scientist Under Fire for 'Exaggerating'
FOXNEWS Catches Gore: 'What is your reaction to Arctic ice increasing?'

Present state of ObamaCare:

Nothing new here, this month. States are challenging the federal
government. There are lawsuits and state executive obstructions
popping up everywhere. The polls show that a majority of we the people
think socialized medicine is a bad idea, plus this particular act is

Texas doctors threaten to pull out of Medicaid...
IRS's vast new ObamaCare powers... Obesity Rating
'for Every American by 2014'...

Doctors Sue to Overturn the Health Care Bill
(A news release from the AAPS)

The Yellow Brick Road to OzbamaCare

Freelance Columns:
Art Hyland's Corner:

(Art's piece about the Tea Parties is up above -- a feature article)

Recent columns by Art:

A Liberal World Exposed (Welcome to "JournalList" dot com)
Socialism: A World of Proof (Karl Marx would be delighted.)
Listen up Children: Government is Talking

Oregon & California's Google formula

Barber's Baliwick:

The Face of Hate
Barney and Barack's anti-religion agenda  (X-link: Matt's mid-April
Washington Times Column) Related story: Federal Judge Rules Day of Prayer Unconstitutional
Barack Obama: Enemy Within


Fishsciencefiction serialization completed:
Chapter One | Chapter Two | Chapter Three | Chapter Four |
Chapter Five
| Chapter Six |  Chapter Seven |  Chapter Eight | 
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten | Chapter Eleven

Chicago reviewer said, "If after reading a few pages you aren't
giggling, you're a candidate for an autopsy."

Books and stories:

The Wisdom of Wooden

America's Greatest Coach Leaves Written Legacy
by Fred Delkin

Who was the first black Speaker of the House of Representatives? Who rewrote the history texbooks so you
 would never even know there was one?
Setting the Record Straight:
 American History in Black
and White
 (OrMag has done work in this area:  Ken's "Congress" is a fine example of that.)

Held over >> Delkin reviews a book about the gigantic climate scam:
Global Warming? Author Debunks Current Claims

Amid all the political excitement being stirred up by President Obama's 'Cap &
Trade'measure he wants to shove through Congress, a new book,
Climatism, by
Steve Goreham
, should be read as a complete discussion of the science,
politics and the energy policy implications of the global warming debate.
Goreham, an engineer with an MBA from the University of Chicago,asks very
pertinent and informed questions.

Book Review Archives

Activity 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)
When to Jump Out of an Airplane

Fun With Science:     (x-links)

Scientists find sea sponges share human genes...
Robot expresses and detects emotions...
Physicist Stephen Hawking: Abandon the Earth!

Life on Earth wiped out every 27 million years
(we've got 16 million to go)...
Russia earmarks $800 million for new spaceport...
 Forget man-made threats -- catalyst for apocalypse will come from outer space...
Asteroid makes historic return to Earth...

World's biggest radiotelescope launched in Netherlands...

NASA ends plan to put man back on Moon...

A third of Mars 'once covered by ocean'...


Staff Columns:

Pigskin Pete
(Update 9/14)
Pete Now 16-3, But
Season Gets Tougher

(Update 9/09)
Pete Scores 8-2 as
College Grid begins

(original Sept column)
Football Fans Rejoice...
Drought's About to End

Pac10 Pigskin Prospects Promise Great Season

Upcoming PAC 10 Season Promises Brutal Battles

Cheer Up, Duck Fans Your Boys Will Win

OTI Cage Coach Nearing National Victory Record
2010 Pac10 Season Holds Great Promise
New UO Knight Arena Bids to be Nation's Finest
Pigskin Salutes New Viking Head Coac

Home on the Range
Mexican Food & Drink Comes to Gringoland

World's 50 best restaurants list released... (x-link, not a column by Fred)
St. Paddy's Day Calls For These Tasty Ideas

Oregon Seafood Choices On 'Super Green' List

Decanting with Delkin
Oregon's 19th Century Beer 
Heritage Returns to Shelves

Oregon's Wine Success Attracts Houston Investor
Italian/ Washington Wine Merger Creating Success

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

Feature E-RFD:  Exercise for the Elderly
Note: E-RFDs are messages that circulate around the internet.  Some are factual and some are mythical.  We make no 
distinction between the types, here, but rather offer them pretty much as they come in -- as examples of comment and rumor
from a global mind.

"Survivor- Eastern Oregon Style" Costco Drugs: Unbelieveable | 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


Mid-Term Election Draws Near: What Conditions Are Shaping the Body Politic?

Federal workers earning double their private counterparts...
Boy Scouts boo Obama...
White House spokesman says critics of Obama 'ought to be drug tested'...
UN: Eat bugs to save the planet!
Missing chef's body found stuffed in freezer...

Past, Present and Future Misc  >>>>>>>>

Conservatives Now Outnumber Liberals in All 50 States, Says Gallup Poll... (x-link) | Billions in aid go to areas that
backed Obama in '08...
    (X-link) | 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?  | Oregon's Hidden
Sales Tax
(Some basic economic realism for the envious.) | Obama's Angel of Death | A Time To Wonder About
| 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' | Speaking of health care: Suppressed
WHO Report Secondhand Smoke Doesn't Cause Cancer

Poland's Lech Walesa's Warning for America...
Ancient History: Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine...

OrMag 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 ways)

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.)


Media:  (Some local, some X-links)
The state-controlled national media coverage of the Glen Beck late August gathering at the Lincoln Memorial was either
non-existent or total garbage.  Predictions of Nazi-like signs and violence were wrong.  Predictions of racist rhetoric were
wrong.  Predictions of low turnout were wrong (more than 400,000 people attended).  Now, some Oregon items we got from

WASHINGTON POST Ignores Own Poll Findings: 58% Want Smaller Gov't, Fewer Services... FOX is Eating MSM for
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...

Historical Observations:

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?) 

Fred's China Triple Play:  Shanghai Visit Astounds Oregon Mag Editor   (China trip part one) Oregon Mag
Editor's Shanghai Experiences Continued...
(China trip part two) , 
Ormag Editor Experiences Globalization First Hand
  ( China trip part three)

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 ) 
How To Pick the Next President of the U.S.   |  Blue Oregon: The Secular Theocracy   
Complete 2005/2006 article archives
   2007 lost in crash 
Specific Covers:    Dec08  |   Jan09   |  Feb09    |   Mar09    April09   May09  |
July09  Aug09  | Sept09  | Oct09   Nov09   Dec09   Jan10    Feb10   Mar10  |   Apr 10 

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  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?

Oregon Connections: the Civil War: a series by Randy Fletcher
The Minister and the General   (Former Civil War Foes Meet Again in Corvallis)
Oregon Governor William Lord (Cold Beer and Civil War Memories)
The remarkable life of a Quaker Civil War Hero (A Quaker CMOH)
They Ran Down John Wilkes Booth (A beaut about two Oregon Civil War vets.)

Storming the Ramparts   (Up close and personal with a blizzard of lead.)
A Forlorn Hope
(An Oregon Civil War hero is remembered 100 years after his death ) 
How the Civil War Brought Wyatt Earp’s Brother to Portland   (Before the O.K. Corral)  
The Professors in Pickett’s Charge
  (War is an education in itself.)

The Forgotten Hero (Memories are made of stone.)
Reverend Daniel Drew of Portland
(The rifle-packin' Reverend)
Colonel Isaac W. Smith (Portland’s Confederate Engineer)

Editorial Page Fiction | Poetry   | Archives


  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.)   (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
   Contact #1  (Larry Leonard) Contact #2  (Fred Delkin) Travel and Activity Links

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