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Court Overturns SCOTUS Nominee, Sotomayor, Siding
with White Firemen (An X-link from Drudge. Do you believe it? A politically incorrect Supreme Court decision that defends equal opportunity instead of guaranteed racial bias in favor of some minorities? What's next, an end to Af���āative Action in education? No more points added to lower black and hispanic college-entrance S.A.T. scores so that brilliant and hard-working Asian applicants with better test numbers aren't blocked from the good schools? CAL S.A.T. edu trick.
WSJ OPINION: Think of It as the Anti-Surge (Will Iraq survive?)
Men Told to Have Sex Every Day to Boost Fertility (Speaking of surges)
The Pink Father of our Country? (Most are unaware that during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was a staunch advocate for allowing "gays" in the military. In fact, he boldly commissioned the little-known "Fabulous Pink Brigade," which once infiltrated a British camp and – while the redcoats slept – covertly redecorated [their ammo dump] in eye-popping pastels. -- MB)
Gay National Guard officer could be discharged... (X-link)
Pro-Iran Hackers Deface Oregon University Web Site (X-link)
Oregon Man's Wallet Found After 63 Years (X-link)
Killer System? (X-link. Canadian
brain tumor survivor warns about socialized medicine)
Fishsciencefiction serialization continues unabated:
Chapter Four (from the dumbest out of print fishing book ever written)
June story holdovers: Oregon: Eradicating Opportunity by Rob Kremer (An essay about what's really going on, and exactly what caused the problems.) Oregon Firm Goes Global To Battle Infirm Economy by Fred Delkin, this one is about some folks who have been growing in spite of the national and local downturn. Where there's a will and some brains, there's a way, it seems. Portland: A Model for National Policy? by Wendell Cox, this is an x-link. Here's a quote: Indeed if Secretary LaHood has his way, Portland could become The Model for federal transportation policy. So perhaps it is appropriate to review what it has accomplished. This piece pastes reality over the Portland fantasy. Our thanks to Craig at OrTem for alerting us to a patch of sanity and reason.
| So, you believe a White House
military advisor sent Air Force Two on a photo-op?
The Economy (X-links)
BUFFET: ECONOMY IN 'SHAMBLES'; NO SIGNS OF RECOVERY...
U.S. Mass Layoffs Tie National Record...
Mounting Jobless Claims Force States To Borrow Funds...
$100,000 tax money to breed Wyoming Toads...
$10 Million tax dollars to improve education in Cambodia...
Here we go again !!!
Barney Frank asks FANNIE and FREDDIE to relax Mortgage lending rules...
Oregon Money news::
House blocks GOP push for school audits...
Legislature passes union-backed bill to help gag employers...
Income Tax Rate Will Cost 43,000 Oregon Jobs...
Oregon counties see joblessness continue to worsen...
Roubini: U.S. economy may dip again next year...
Faber: Inflation to 'Approach Zimbabwe Level'...
Obama Maintains Control Over Banks By Refusing To Accept Repayment Of TARP Money...
Geithner Says He May Oust Executives...
Bankers Fight Back:: Politicians also to blame for crisis...
JPMorgan Chase wants to repay government rescue funds...
Senator's husband cashes in on crisis... >>>> Feinstein sought $25 billion for agency that awarded contract to spouse...
bottom of "Bottom Fishing"
| The Subject
for Perch (From the archives: Winter or
fun for beach boys)
| Books: "History
by the Glass"Enters Second Round (Portland's classic
saloons, Edition II, written by Paul Pintarich and published by Joe
Country (book review)
| Oregon Fever
Joe Bianco's anthology includes feature work by some Oregon Magazine
writers, including Larry Leonard. |
When to Jump Out of
Volcanic Glass is Sharper Than Steel (Our wandering HAM, Simon Skiles, tells you how and where to find this stuff in Oregon. Since some of Man's first tools were made from it, you will be holding ancient history in your own hand.)
NW Authors Pen Locally Oriented, Superb Mystery (Review by OrMag Editor, Fred Delkin)
New Cookbook Celebrates Pacific Northwest Dining
Selling Your Father's Bones (a book review by Fred Delkin)
'Salishan' Proves It's More Than A Resort
(A book review by Oregon Magazine's Editor and Copublisher, Fred Delkin)
Salishan, an Oregon historical novel, available at http://www.michaelhollister.com/
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The photo above comes to us via KB7SYY's son, who is stationed in
Iraq. A fellow soldier presently fighting in Afghanistan took it
during action in that land, and has named it "dogface." The
weapon the dog is firing is apparently a 50mm cannon.
How To Become an Illegal Alien | Who's a Big Crab? (Canny Crustaceans) | Presidential
"Now, just why in the HELL do I have to press '1' for
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
Socialist Past (X-link)
A lovely treatise from The American Thinker. Thomas Lifson is the
publication's editor, and he has both experience and academic training
in the realm of ideas.
When did the lowbrows take over the culture? (Another American Thinker X-link.)
Pelosi: Lean, Mean and Commie Green The Pelosi headline goes to a report wherein she says, and we quote: "We have so much room for improvement," she said. "Every aspect of our lives must be subjected to an inventory ... of how we are taking responsibility." Every aspect of your life. That, lads and lassies, is exactly what liberals want to control -- and it explains why I have in this magazine said that socialism is monarchism clothed in gray robes. In both cases, the folks in positions of power own everything, must not be criticized and can just point at you and down you go. (LL)
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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