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   News, articles, essays & comment
Oregon Gas Tax repeal petition:   A 25 percent increase in the tax on every 
gallon of gas you buy? Considering the state's unemployment rate, that should help.

This is an electric car. Our editor took a ride in one.
Fred Likes the Tesla
($109,000, batteries included)

Did somebody say that Oregon's unemployment rate is kind of high?  Why?
OR Governor's task force warns of a decade of deficits, tax increases...    (x-link to a journal by a statesman.)  All necessary spending, no doubt. Half empty million dollar light rail cars and highschool graduates who think Sam Adams is either a mayor or a brand of beer.  And the solution?  It's a bigger government payroll, not more private economy taxpayers, which explains why   Oregon falls furthest in CEO survey of best states for business - from 14th to 38th...     (x-link to a watchdog )

So, anything besides politics and money going on out there?  
Extreme you-tubing:  Man sucked into sausage-seasoning machine..  (x-link: After being released from a MA hospital, maintenance man Oscar M. feels fine.)
 Saudi woman beats up virtue cop...    (x-link: Saudi female's date, Auda Abu Tai*, collapses under questioning, so she is left the job of protesting laws which make it illegal for her to leave the house without a male relative.)  *Not his real name, which is Anthony something.

Is G.I. Joe's rising from the dead? Yes, we're talking about that glorious store which began many years ago with war surplus military clothing, folding shovels and other gear, then branched out into civilian sports stuff, including fishing tackle at damned good prices. Believe it or not, and assuming our memory isn't made of mush, Joe's began in a tent. This writer and regular customer was saddened upon learning of the store's demise. It seemed like the loss of a fishing or hunting pal. A hotrod mechanic buddy. Now, we hear from a friend that David, the son of Joe's founder Ed Orkney, is one of a group of villains who are intending to bring Joe's back. They have a store opened at a small shopping center in what looks like the NE corner of Washington County, at the sunrise end of West Union Road. If these guys pull it off, then the sporting odor of fresh bait will once more waft through the Oregon firs and hard-looking men with hands made for pistol grips will once more stand next to their pickups in the golden autumn parking lots and lie about the size of their last salmon. Truly, for some men there is nothing like the discussion of high-caliber weapons and the smell of napalm in the morning. (LL/OrMag)


Edmonds rape suspect deported nine times!...

by CHRIS INGALLS / KING 5 News --  EDMONDS,Wash. – The KING 5 Investigators have learned that an illegal immigrant accused of raping a woman in Edmonds Sunday has been deported nine tim

Held over by popular demand !!!
Do they wear anything under that kilt?
(At last, the answer to the eternal question)

The News Desk: (updated every now and then)

OREGON: A Job Market Still In Decline: A Government Still In Growth.

Dick Morris: WA Sen Race 'the single most critical Senate election
   in the United States...'
   (from OrBusMax)
8 banks close in Calif., Fla., Mass., Mich., Wash....

California jobless rate hits modern record at 12.6%...

Drudge Report  (Headlines from everywhere) |
OrBusMax  (Lots of PacNW news)
| Fox News Headlines
Breitbart's Current Stuff 
| Metro Weather (KPTV 7 Day projection)


California's other electric: Company Unveils 200 MPG Electric Car


Around Oregon

UPDATE: Police in Oregon say blind man made up cane theft...
Hurricane-force winds hit S. Oregon coast...
Less than 1 hour after 8:00 PM voting deadline... Oregon Democrats launch
anti-Dudley website..

May's State of the States review:

Present state of the economy:
5/15 IMF: USA faces one of the biggest budget crunches in world...
Mortgage delinquencies,foreclosures break records...
5/19  Next year's budget sinking in deep red ink...
Britain faces aggressive cuts in 'age of austerity'...

  Berliners dream of return to Deutschmark...

Millions face tax increases under Dems budget plan...
Gasoline Prices Spike; May Hit $4 Gallon...
Economists: The stimulus didn't help...
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to Consider Bankruptcy...

Present state of "Climate Change" (X-Links)
Global cooling is coming, top scientist says...

Top Climate Scientist Under Fire for 'Exaggerating'
FOXNEWS Catches Gore: 'What is your reaction to Arctic ice increasing?'


Present state of ObamaCare:
The Yellow Brick Road to OzbamaCare
Doctors Sue to Overturn the Health Care Bill
(A news release from the AAPS)


Art Hyland's Corner:
Socialism: A World of Proof (Karl Marx would be delighted.)

Recent columns by Art:
Listen up Children: Government is Talking

Oregon & California's Google formula

Barber's Baliwick:
Kagan a Lesbian? Why it Matters

The Face of Hate

Barney and Barack's anti-religion agenda
  (X-link: Matt's mid-April Washington Times Column)
Related story: Federal Judge Rules Day of Prayer Unconstitutional
Barack Obama: Enemy Within


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."


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? (x-link)

Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black and White

OrMag has done work in this area:  Ken's "Congress" is a fine example of that.


World Cup Commands Woodburn's Attention
A Fred Delkin review. The subject is sports, and something more.


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 by President 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  (From the archives: Winter or summer, fun for beach boys)      When to Jump Out of an Airplane

   Fun With Science
Floating junk threatens space station...

T.Rex of Leeches Has Enormous Teeth
Marine Mr. Mom: Male Pipefish Gives Birth
Revolution in Electrical Power

 Staff Columns:

 Pigskin Pete
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 Coach

  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
Oregon's Wine Success Attracts Houston Investor
Italian/ Washington Wine Merger Creating Success



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

Last month's 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

Do we need some new generals?    (A link to our June, 2010 editoral page.)


Sen. Boxer finds rocky re-election terrain...

Justice's wife launches 'tea party' group...
All Seniors at Chicago Charter School Are College-bound
Will 80 Million Baby Boomers Bankrupt Social Security?
Dem Sen. Rockefeller on Obama: 'He's beginning to not be believable to me'...
More than half of Texas Hispanics now identify as 'conservative'...

Poland's Lech Walesa's Warning for America...

In First Year, Obama Presides Over 4.1 Million Jobs Lost, Most Since 1940

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) | 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 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'

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

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.) 
(Some local, some X-links)

MSM TV's Tea Party Travesty (How ABC, CBS and NBC Have Dismissed and Disparaged the Tea Party Movement) NBC Reporter To Black Man At Tea Party: 'Have You Ever Felt Uncomfortable?'...

If You're Anti-ObamaCare, You Must Be a Bigot

WASHINGTON POST Ignores Own Poll Findings: 58% Want Smaller Gov't, Fewer Services... FOX is Eating MSM for Lunch: 1/11/2010  Roger Ailes the 'most successful news executive of last 10 years'... 1/14/2010  FOXNEWS Ailes says he's not going anywhere, and NEWS CORP. President concurs...

  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:    (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    2007 lost in crash  Specific Covers:    Dec08  |   Jan09   |  Feb09    |   Mar09    April09   May09  June09  July09  Aug09  | Sept09  | Oct09   Nov09   Dec09   Jan10    Feb10   Mar10  |   Apr 10 

 Reader Favorites
 Hughes Race Plane Replica | Small Gods, Gopher Prairie and Public Hogwash  Desert Deer   |    No Hatcheries, No Salmon  |  Field Day: HAMS Head for the Hills   To Race or Not to Race II    |  Big Money in Rotten Veggies  |   A VAT of Nonsense  Dereliction of Duty  | Love Nest   |  Mr. Perez’ Fatal Mistake  |  Snuff Film  |

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)

  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 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?

 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)


 Daily headlines from  ORBUSMAX  (PACNW selection)
    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)




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