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Congratulations to Senator-Elect Brown
January 20, 2010 -- Massachusetts, a state where registered independents and Democrats outnumber Republicans perhaps five or six to one, filled the vacant senatorial seat once occupied by Ted Kennedy with a man who campaigned against the Obama/Reid/Pelosi healthcare monster. This is the second time in American history that a tea party from those parts has kicked a tyrant in the shins. (LL/OrMag)
Present state of the economy: (X-Links)
STIMULUS MATH: $246,436 cost per job so far...
UPDATE: Democrats plan nearly $2 trillion debt limit hike...
CHINA: 'The world does not have Money to buy more US Treasuries'...
Present state of "Climate Change" (X-Links)
Record Setting Snow Across OK...
Dallas experiences first White Christmas in more than 80 years...
Nearly 2/3rds of Continental US has White Christmas...
Seattle has record lows for second day in row...
Alaska sees record snow: Five feet, 8 inches deep!
Snowy dusting in Australia's summer...
Calgary beats cold record set in 1893...
SNOW IN SOUTH OF FRANCE?
Canada freezes as 'one of the worst snow storms on record' strands thousands...
(In other words, Global Warming causes record cold weather.)
Present state of ObamaCare: (X-Links)
China questions costs of U.S. healthcare reform...
JESSE JACKSON PLAYS HEALTH CARE RACE CARD
Broder: Budget-buster... Nine of 10 Republicans and eight of 10 independents said that whatever passes will add to the torrent of red ink. By a margin of four to three, even Democrats agreed this is likely.
E-RFD: What "AARP" Really Stands For (A humorous "government health care" observation)
Oregon is made up of a number of geologically specific
landform areas. Here, Simon takes one of them and
describes its characteristics.
Deschutes Columbia Plateau
(Earlier pieces, below)
The Willamette Valley | The Klamath Mountains. | Take a Look at the Coast Range | The Cascade Mountain Range | Geologists Have Rocks in Their Heads | Volcanic Glass is Sharper Than Steel
The Discriminatory "Non-Discrimination Act" by J. Matt Barber (OMED: a central premise in this one reminded us of a favorite theory of our own called "the sign over the door." In this concept, smooth roads are achieved by founding a government highway pothole agency.)
A Revolution in Wilsonville
Oregon representative Matt Wingard Challenges Liberal Dogma
Fishsciencefiction serialization continues unabated:
Chapter Ten (from the dumbest out of print fishing book ever written)
| So, you believe a White House
military advisor sent Air Force Two on a NYC photo-op?
| 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
Timberline Lodge Beckons Tourists with Special Tours (Fred Delkin has climbed and skied every square foot of this two mile high mountain. He says if you need a break from the traffic and the heat, this is the spot.)
Seattle Group Enhances Oregon Mountain Resort (Out by Mt. Hood, this may be a sleeper. The golf course is beautiful and the food looks fancy.)
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.)
Lipscomb Blasts Hemingway Revise (An Oregon expatriate isn't pleased with what Papa's family has done to A Moveable Feast)
'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/
Pigskin Picks Pac10
Pigskin Salutes New Viking Head Coach
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
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E-RFD: Cosby for President
"Now, just why in the HELL do I have to press '1' for
E-RFD: Dangerous Ground (Numbers don't lie)
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 |
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of
evil is for good men
to do nothing"
-- Edmund Burke
Obama: FIRST YEAR: LOWEST APPROVAL OF ANY PRESIDENT ...
Palin: PULLS WITHIN 1-POINT OF OBAMA..
Out of Africa: UGANDA DEBATES DEATH PENALTY FOR HOMOSEXUALITY...
Harry Reid Compares Opponents of Health Care Reform to Supporters of Slavery... Oh, really? A Democrat who pretends that by political party he has historic connections to American Civil Rights? The editors of Oregon Magazine dare him and the millions of Oregon liberals to read this: Ken's "Congress"
Nancy Pelosi tells the truth:
(As reported November 6th) Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD that the speaker will not allow the final language of the health care to be posted online for 72 hours before bringing the bill to a vote on the House floor, despite her September 24 statement that she was "absolutely" committed to doing so.
November 7, 2009 -- (X-link) PELOSI: Buy a $15,000 Policy or Go to Jail;
Oregon Senator Votes for "Baucus Bill" October 13, 2009 -- Ron Wyden of Oregon is on the Senate panel that is considering the so-called "Baucus Bill," today. By the time you read this (in fact, probably by this afternoon) he will have voted for it. The Congressional Budget Office CBO), touted as an "independant, non-partisan" evaluation body, has said that this "bill" will insure the uninsured and lower the deficit.
(Recent related archive stuff)
What Americans need to know about the healthcare takeover
The Baucus Health Bill: A Medicare Physician Payment Shell Game
Baucus Plan Increases Out-of-Pocket Costs for Many Families
Congress's Health Care Bills Would Increase Spending and Federal Budget Deficits
RAHM IT! Obama sets stage for using budget maneuver to pass health reform
Ancient History: Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine...
UPDATE: CHARGES FILED IN HEALTH CARE TOWN HALL BEATING OF CONSERVATIVE AFRICAN-AMERICAN MAN... (X-Link)
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.)
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 Good Time To Wonder About Direction | 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'
It's to ponder ...
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
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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