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 Oregon Magazine TM          July  2009

Regarding 2012 A.D.: How did the Mayans know the re-election of Obama could cause the end of the world?.
   News, articles, essays & comment
 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.

The Alan Carlin Story:
EPA 38 Year Scientist's Report Quashed by Agency
Senator Says EPA Hiding 'Truth' About Global Warming

Oklahoma's Inhofe has been warning about this scam for years
* WSJ: Number of skeptics swelling everywhere.... (X-link)
* Boehner: Climate bill a 'pile of s--t'... (X-link)

Blumenauer Supports Phony Green Cap and Trade Ripoff (As heard from his own mouth on the morning of June 29, on KEX radio in Portland, this Oregon politician supported the recent U.S. House bill which, if also passed by the U.S. Senate later this year, will send countless numbers of American jobs overseas, and in addition jack up home power bills for tens of millions of Americans -- all in the name of a "man-caused" global warming which is actually nothing more than a liberal fairy tale.)
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...

Pro-Iran Hackers Deface Oregon University Web Site
Oregon Man's Wallet Found After 63 Years (X-link)

Killer System?  (X-link. Canadian brain tumor survivor warns about socialized medicine)  

Speaking of Healthcare: Suppressed WHO report: Secondhand Smoke Doesn't Cause Cancer

Fishsciencefiction serialization continues unabated:
Chapter Four (from the dumbest out of print fishing book ever written)
Chapter Three
Chapter Two
Chapter One

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)

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...

Simon Says:
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

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)   Books:   "History by the Glass"Enters Second Round   (Portland's classic saloons, Edition II, written by Paul Pintarich and published by Joe Bianco.)  |   Crooked River 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 an Airplane

   Fun With Science
GLOBAL WARMING REST OF THE STORY: 'Sun Spots And Settled Science...'
Global Warming Archives


 Pigskin Pete

Spring Drills Indicate Promising Grid Results (part one)
Portland State Shows Promise in
Spring Scrimmage
(part two) Oregon Becomes Regional Sports Surface HQ
  Home on the Range
April delicacy: Jellied Moose Nose     (Fred's Favorite Food :)
Latin Cuisine Expands Eastward in PDX
(The Matador es muy bonita)
E-RFD: Honey & Cinnamon Cure  (Health food home remedy.)

Sauce Magnate Creates Restaurant Masterpiece
Oregon Entrepreneur Finds Health Foods Very Profitable (Bob's Red Mill is being copied by General Mills)
 Decanting with Delkin
Oregon Wine Country Gets 
World-Class Resort Complex

Brazil's National Spirit (A rum solution for hard times.)

Washington Wine Heritage Births New Premium Label
From January:
Papa Pinot Leaves Lasting Legacy for Oregon Wines



 Column archives: Pigskin Pete   |   Seared Lightly   Decanting  |   Hans Zeiger     Mike O'Brien
  Feature E-RFD

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 
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 IncidentPelosi 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     
"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

America's 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 ... 

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)   

  Out of the past ...
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?)

Our Times: 
Grizzly Man: The Death of an Idiot    (Bears dine alfresco)

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    Specific Covers:    Dec08  |   Jan09   |  Feb09    |   Mar09    April09   May09  June09  |   |   |   |   |   |   |  

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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)
Oregon Connections: the Civil War: a series by Randy Fletcher
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.)

  The Classics
Ray Bradbury  |: Ken Kesey  |: Oregon's Racist History   |  The Alaska Airlines Eskimo  |   La Boheme  | The Town Dump Truck  |  Motown Mouse  |  Jerusalem | The Duck HunterWalt 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
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Meet Me in Las Vegas,.Baby  |   Sesame Street's HIV-positive Muppet   Backroads Beauty   |  Vintage Motorcycles   |   Remembering the “NAT”  |  E.T. Went Home?

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