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News, articles and comment:   

Tucson Shooter:
"Never let a crises go to waste."  -- Saul Alinsky

Described by Classmate as 'Left-Wing Pothead'...   but is being blamed on Tea Parties media?
Dem planning bill that would outlaw 'threatening' lawmakers...
OBAMA FLASHBACK: 'If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun'...
Clyburn: Reinstate the Fairness Doctrine...

America's "Coach of the year" is Fred's pick, too.
Oregon's Chip Kelly
Has Remarkable

(1/11/11 -- We are proud of the scrap the Ducks posted on that
BCS scoreboard.  Fighters to the last, our lads are our pride.)
Staggering Hypocrisy:
Ku Klux Klan: A Secret History

  by Larry Leonard, co-publisher

E-RFD: Australian Prime Minister does it again!!
  (She is telling them if they don't like Australia, they should move to a country they do like.)
   From last month:  Islamic jihad: Terrorism in Portland, Oregon !!!

SPLC: Medical Science, Christianity Equal ‘Hate’
 (Concerning the agenda of some organizations in America)

We the people must unfog the political mirror
(Oregon Magazine Contributing Editor, Art Hyland, presents a scenic view of things)

The Tea Parties vs. the Invisible Crown
What the Hell is Going On?  Why is the U.S. so "divided?"

Oregon Tea Party Links
Palin Makes Cover of Mother Jones
"We liked the image because of the subtle historical echoes..."
USATODAYGALLUP: Tea Party support grows; USA divided...


And, now, for something entirely different ...
E-RFD: Go Lick Your Elbow

Glenn Beck's Latest Book:

Order it here:

FOX News Confused by
Bankruptcy numbers

January 4, 2011 -- They were very high in 2010. Minority stats, of course,
were higher
except for "Asians." The FOX reporter claimed that was a
It isn't. Oregon Magazine explained that years ago. Read this:
The Hispanic Education Myth

(Lastly, a holdover from recent issues Green,
it seems, can be downright race track mean.)

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




The News Desk:  (updated every now and then)


World is overrun with lunatics, details at eleven.
Things you wish you'd never learned:

The 30,000-calorie Christmas feast eaten by world's fattest mom...

Obama glad EAGLES signed Vick...
Deserved Second Chance...
Man sentenced to 3 life terms paroled, kills cop...
Quotes of the Month:
Palin: Common sense 'endangered species'...   (still true 30 days after she said it)
Uris Curve: Socio-Culteral Ergonometric Instabilities Emerge

Sex-offending teacher asks for castration...
Boy Trapped in Refrigerator Eats Own Foot   (Mad Magazine headline, circa 1953)
Massachusetts spending $4.6 Million for little used horse bridge; $92,000 per horse...

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

State of the States review:


Present state of the economy:
Oregon native wins Nobel prize in economics...

World Economy
Cuba to be insolvent within 2-3 years...       (Cancun GW Summit may provide bailout)
Oil tipped to bubble over $100 barrel...     (Cancun GW Summit may provide bailout)

U.S. Economy

Very, very late Summer of Recovery news:

Home prices falling faster in biggest cities...
111th Congress Added More Debt Than First 100 Congresses Combined...
Lowest pay raise for military in nearly 50 years...
Food Stamp Rolls Continue to Rise...
Pump prices close in on average $3 a gallon...
FLASHBACK: $1.81 when Obama took office...
'U.S. fiscal health worse than Europe's'...

 The Left Coast Economy
Oregon:  Your gasoline just went up six cents per gallon.  (Shovel-ready
Infrastructure jobs, no doubt, for the poor and people on fixed incomes.)

California's unemployment fund has deficit of $10.3 billion...
Troubled California begins $14B bond sale...
Troubled California to Restructure Debt Sales...
(The Left Coast   November OrMag page link.  Too much great stuff to put on the cover.)

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

Cancun 'climate change' summit: Scientists call 
for rationing in developed world...
(We love this one. Pure
redistributionism. In this "soak the rich" scenario, "rich" includes Americans who buy
food and own a car.)

UN Global Warming summit begins with prayer to 'Mayan moon goddess'...
Cancun temps plunge to 100-year record low (Moon Goddess criticized)
Georgia: Hundreds line up in cold for Heat Help
(Moon Goddess dance helps)

  Oregon wind farm worries
small town: 'You can't imagine the stress
it's caused'...

Classic x-links:

ClimateGate Exposed by Internationally Famous Physicist ...
Hal Lewis: My Resignation From The American Physical Society

Praesidium Respublicae: Global Warming Bubble Bursts



Present state of ObamaCare:

White House attempts to quiet revived talk of 'death panels'...
HIV-positive LA porn actor calls for condom use...

White House hands out 111 Obamacare waivers...
List peppered with unions...
Doctors brace for big Medicare pay cuts...
Education (x-links)
Latino kids now majority in California's public schools...
Fresno State student president says he's undocumented...
Miami student body president declares: I'm an illegal!

Freelance Columns:
 Art Hyland's Corner

Tea Party For Two
Part One of this series:  Tea Party Beginnings
and Endings

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
Time to Reunite Church and State
“Gay” Lobby Shamelessly Exploits Teen Suicides

The “Gay” Deathstyle


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

Local Columnist Launches Collection of His Opinions
This is about wine. 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 former
owner of Jake's Crawfish restaurant in Portland, Fred for years did not particularly respect
the man discussed in this piece. Praise from one's enemy is rare, indeed.


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?
Don't know? Then go use this link:
American History in Black and White

What you will read in this one will shock you to the marrow of your bones.

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
byPresident 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  (Winter or summer, fun for beach boys) 

When to Jump Out of an Airplane
An introduction to the writing Life
Part One: A Beginning Writer's Guide to the Craft: the freelance life


Fun With Science:     (x-links)

Jaw-dropping image of enormous 'supercell' cloud...
China passenger train hits 300 mph, breaks record...
Secret unmanned spacecraft returns after 7-month trip...
NASA Discovers Life Built With Toxic Chemical...   (and votes Democrat)
...Bacteria's Arsenic Diet Redefines 'Life As We Know It'

Scientists trick cells into switching identities...

Chinese supercomputer named world's fastest...
Physicists trap and hold 38 atoms of anti-matter...
Oregon scientists blast photons with green lasers -
breakthrough in quantum physics that could change the Internet...

Asteroid to skim past Earth...
UN: 'We are destroying life on Earth'...
One third of 'extinct' animals turn up again...
New fish species found nearly 5 miles deep...
Huge space tourism expansion 'just months away'..
Private spaceship makes 1st solo flight...
Is Obama trying to 'decolonize' space?


Staff Columns:
Pigskin Pete _________________________________
Season's Windup Centers
Upon Corvallis Competition

OSU Faces Bowl No-go As Four Pac 10ers Rest

Beavers, Ref Spoil Pigskin's Picks

Even Computers Agree -- Oregon's Nation's Best
Pigskin Went 4-1, Picks Full Slate
\October column that wasn't lost: Peerless (almost) Predictor Goes 5-1, Now Stands 28-7

(original Sept column)
Football Fans Rejoice...
Drought's About to End
(Update 9/09)
Pete Scores 8-2 as
College Grid begins
(Update 9/14)
Pete Now 16-3, But
Season Gets Tougher
(Update 9/22)
Pac10 Season Opens
As Pete 23-6 to Date
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 _______________________

El Gaucho Retains Original 
Restaurant Dining Magic
If You Like Vino, Gorge Yourself !!
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

With respect to the recent election ...  

 What do the mid-term Election Results mean?

 The Pubbie Win Has Happened Before
From out of the blue, the amazing truth about the Untouchable benefit:

E-RFD: Who is Actually After Your Social Security?
Dems Have Already Privatized Social Security !!

(So, why all those political TV spots about the Tea Party threat of "privatization?")
E-RFD: (the Great Recession) Get the facts right!
Is Compromise a Sign of a Healthy Congress?
A Letter to Lars Larson:
Romney's Problem is Romney's Solution
(With basic Constitutional protections in place, experimentation at the
state level is pure Founding Fathers philosophy.)


Progressive Shot at Fox Hits Oregon Magazine? 
Maybe. Maybe not. The film title is: Attack of the Soviet Bureaucrats IV
FCC moves to ensure 'net neutrality'... (x-link)
Rush, among other conservative commentators, says that this is a clever move to
control internet content. A kind of backdoor "Fairness Practices" act. But,
Oregon Magazine columnist, Art Hyland, says this is about another kind of
"fairness." Not an attempt at violating the U.S. Constitution by a government takeover
of electronic journalistic content -- as was the case wih the "Fair Practices Act." This one
is something else: namely the use of "fairness" with respect to cost. Think of it as a variety
of "redistributionism." If, after reading the link above, you haven't the faintest idea what is
going on,  welcome to the club. We've taken Art's explanation and reprinted it just below.
Click on that, and maybe it will help. Decide for yourself who's right about this: Rush,
Art, both or neither one. (Our hunch is both, to some degree.)
Art Explains "Net Neutrality" -- sort of ...
December 4th -- This just popped up on Drudge:
PAPER: Wave goodbye to Internet freedom...

December 9th -- (ditto) FCC push to regulate news draws fire..
From the Creator of StagFlation and mile-long Gas Pump Lines:
CARTER: FOXNEWS commentators have 'deliberately distorted' news...
Rockefeller: FCC Should Take FOXNEWS, MSNBC Off Airwaves...
House Dems Reject GOP Proposal to Defund NPR...
China sentences woman to labor camp for TWITTER post...

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) | 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.)
| A Time To Wonder About Direction | George Will: The Toxic Assets We
   (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?")
| Citizens Against Government Waste (x-link to
umorous tales about pork)
| 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.)
Historical Observations:

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?)

Education: The Hispanic Education Myth
Race: 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)

Roosevelt or Reagan? USA Needs to Choose

Dr. Horton’s History Channel History of Slavery   (A 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   |


 Early Archives   (2001-2004)  Some months are missing
  Complete 2005/2006 article archives
  2007 lost in crash, along with most of 2008 

  December 2008 to present: 

 Dec08  |   Jan09   |  Feb09    |   Mar09    April09   May09  June09  July09  Aug09  | Sept09  | Oct09   Nov09
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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?
The Secret to Personal Success? | The Formula for Perfect Government


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


  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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