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News, articles and comment:  
 (This is an old-fashioned "monthly" magazine.  Updates do appear, but are not frequent.)
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This month has five Fridays, five Saturdays and 5 Sundays.  The next time it will happen is 283 years from now.
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4th of July Parades Dangerous to Progressives
A Harvard study has caused a professor to point out that attendance at 4th of July parades infects liberals with virulent patriotism.  Some liberals who have had the misfortune to be exposed to such parades have gone off welfare and found a job.

There is at least one example on record where a Hippie from U.C. Berkely took off
his Che t-shirt and apologized for selling drugs to grade school children during last  year's annual Portland
Spit-on-a-Veteran-Day celebration.  Mayor Sam Adams, who was at the time exposing himself to Art, observed
that Independance Day celebrations are chauvanistiic insults to Native Americans who, followiing the Republican
Emancipation Proclamation, could no longer keep slaves.

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The "National Debt Limit Crises"
is a Political Lie
   by Larry Leonard, Paris Bureau Chief
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Did Obama Bring Gas Prices Down?
What was that release from the National Oil Reserves all about?
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Speaking of democratic revolutions,
From Greece to the Beaver State

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Steve Buckstein vs. Larry Leonard
New Oregon Charter School Package
Has Major Flaw

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Dating Emergency:
Trader Vic Returns

Decanting with Delkin:
Editor's Fall From Grace
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Sports::

Welcome, Ducks, to U.S. College Football Elite
by Fred Delkin

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New Columns:
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It is not a fracking mess
Energy independence, jobs within reach
 by J. Matt Barber
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Kool Aid Drinkers Surf Oregon Beaches
by Art Hyland, Contributing Editor
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Fun with Science:

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(top items are x-links)
NASA: Edge of Solar System Filled with Bubbles...


Chinese find 55ft 'sea monster'...

Dark Energy Driving Universe Apart...
Cosmic ray hunter installed on space station...

Extinction Rates 'Grossly Overestimated'...
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(Below: Held over)
 Reddy Kilowatt's green  brothers take long breaks ...

Oops! Renewable Energy Costs Oregon Billions
By Todd Wynn (for the Cascade Policy Institute)
Green Power Sucks
by  Larry Leonard, ThD
Gasoline is Made of Gold
The truth about gas prices, Roman roads and freedom
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Education:
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College bans national anthem at sporting events...


Hispanic-Only Debate At University Draws Criticism...

Kitzhaber lobbies to create new statewide education board...   (x-link)
Portland Mayor Sam Adams drops plan to use water and sewer
money for college scholarships...
   (x-link)
 
Citizen journalist booted from Muslim Student Assiciation meeting... which
was open to the public... during "Islam Awareness Week"... held at
public-funded Portland State U...
    (x-link)
March 8, 2011: (no papers served, yet)

At Last,  An Oregon Progressive Comes Clean !!!
PSU: Thinly veiled threats of legal action
against Oregon Magazine?


 
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(Teepee graphic at left is a hotlink)
A Must read below:
The Tea Parties vs. the Invisible Crown
What the Hell is Going On?  Why is the U.S. so "divided?"
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(x-links)
Town Bans Tea
Party Signs in Public Park


Oregon Tea Party Links
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And, now, for something entirely different ...
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Protected golden eagles in CA dying after colliding with 'eco-friendly' wind turbines... (x-link)
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(Lastly, below, 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)

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The News Desk: (Selected headlines from the internet)

Q: Is Obama going to run for re-election on his actual record?
A: No. This time, he'll blame everything on Bush.
Q: Isn't that what he did last time?
A: No. Now, Obama has to blame somebody for everthing he's done, too.
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SHOT IN HEAD; BIN LADEN IS DEAD..... (Thanks for the liquid info, GB)
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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)
The Weather anywhere in America (Click on link, enter your zipcode or city then hit the button)
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Oregon Legislature: Dennis Richardson (4th Dist) Budget Newsletter
Oregon Legislature: Dennis Richardson Budget Newsletter (Part two -- problems Arise)
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Books and stories:
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Atlas Shrugged Movie is Raising Cain 

Who is John Galt?

March 22. 2011 --  Ayn Rand’s epic novel, Atlas Shrugged, is finally coming to the silver screen. Whether you’ve read the book or not, you won’t want to miss Part 1 of the film, which debuts around the country the weekend of April 15-16-17th.  So far, the nearest confirmed theaters are in the Seattle area. You can help bring it to Portland, or a theater in your city, by “Demanding” it at the link below. The book was published in 1957, but the producers of the film have wisely set it in 2016. This way, Americans can see what’s coming if we don’t turn around the collectivist government in Washington.

It’s a great story, and a powerful warning. Don’t miss it.

Steve Buckstein
Cascade Policy Institute

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THE BOOK: CHENEY UNLEASHED...

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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."
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Book Reviews, the Writing Life and Some Neat Original Articles:  (archives)

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Freelance Columns:
 Art Hyland's Corner


A PLEA FOR THE NORTHWEST

Four Score and Seven Words Ago
God Made Man, Man-made God
Words We Don't Recognize

Wherefore Art Thou Civility?
Unfog the political mirror
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The Tea Parties: a series
Tea Party Beginnings and Endings

Tea Party For Two
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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
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Barber's Baliwick
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If the judge ain’t straight he must vacate
Conservative – The new cool
ACLU: ‘Communism is the Goal’
When Metaphors Attack!
SPLC: Medical Science, Christianity Equal ‘Hate’
Time to Reunite Church and State

“Gay” Lobby Shamelessly Exploits Teen Suicides

The “Gay” Deathstyle

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Staff Columns:
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Pigskin Pete _________________________________
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No more college football for eight months. What shall we do?

Oregon's Chip Kelly
Has Remarkable
Resume

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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
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Home on the Range _______________________ 
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"Mudbugs" Deserve Your
Angling & Appetite Focus


Tis Dungeness Season,
And Time to Get Crackin'



Henry's Tavern:

Come for Beer, Stay For Superlative Food
Mexican Food & Drink Comes to Gringoland
St. Paddy's Day Calls For These Tasty Ideas

Oregon Seafood Choices On 'Super Green' List

World's 50 best restaurants list released... (x-link, not a column by Fred)
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Decanting with Delkin _______________________
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Irish Rebels Celebrate
New Reason to Drink

Wine-by-Glass Gets Technical Assistance
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
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Column archives: Pigskin Pete   |   Seared Lightly   Decanting  |    Mike O'Brien
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Feature E-RFD:  Exercise for the Elderly
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E-RFD:  Go Lick Your Elbow

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.

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"Survivor- Eastern Oregon Style" Costco Drugs: Unbelieveable | E-RFD Archives
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Politics:
"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




  (X-links and our own stuff)

New essay:
America: The Two Types of Conspiracies
What is going on around you in America and in Oregon, this very day?  Who's doing it
intentionally, and who's doing it without realizing that they are drawing the knife across
their own throat?  This is about the past and the future.  It's about the truth.

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The Antiseptic to Obama is to throw
a Tea party
    
Never before in the history of the United States has
an occupant of the  White House displayed less concern for the Constitution
and the rule  of law than Barack Obama

 (http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=280825)
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From the Canadian Free Press (x-link)
The U. N. Socialists Concoct Another Fleece - ‘Mother Earth Rights Treaty’


  April 6, 2011: Tea Party Fiscal Demands Threaten Traditional Inuit Health Care practices
Pull the Plug on Granny

How to Instantly and Dramatically Reduce the Cost of Government   
by Larry Leonard, Paris Bureau Chief
When "equal" actually means "unequal"
Also by our PBC, this is about the mechanics of political truth.
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Fundamentals redux:
How do you Abort Three-fifths of a Human?
Whatever happened to the Founding Fathers' "Creator?"


A Public Comedy of Errors 
State Capitalism Obeys the Laws of Supply and Demand

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April 14, 2011 (The looming financial disaster)
Dancing at the Musket Ball
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Never Hug a Cactus
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Politics and Media Archives
   Similar archival materials:  Social Security, Education, Race, Politics .. original stuff.

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 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
 
Dec09   Jan10    Feb10   Mar10  |   Apr 10  
|  May 10   |  June 10  |  July 10  |  Aug 10   |  Sept  10   |   Oct 10
 Nov10  
|  Dec10   |   Jan11   |  Feb11    |   Mar11   |   April11   |  May11   |   June11
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Historical Observations:
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The Civil War: a series by Randy Fletcher
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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)
The Sergeant and the Senator
(How to get a town and county named after you)
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The Classics:(Top Grade original works)
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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 | Ku Klux Klan: A Secret History
An Oregon spring survival manual
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 LINKS:
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  Cascade Policy Institute 
  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.)

   Grassfire.org   (Where conservative voters take action on issues)
   Informed Voter (Current major issue-related text and relevant contact points)

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Search sites and contact links: (1) Google  (2) Yahoo  (3) Lycos  (4) Win4Win
 
Travel and Activity Links  |  Oregon HAM radio repeaters
   Contact #1  (Larry Leonard) Contact #2  (Fred Delkin)  
       

                                          Good for a laugh: Peg's Bottom Gazette
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