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 Oregon Magazine TM          May  2009

Leonard's Maxim #9:  Love is the only form of insanity that isn’t a defense for murder.
   News, articles, essays & comment
The Forgotten Hero  by Randy Fletcher  (Another first class piece of Civil War history which has an Oregon connection, this one is about a man who fought with Custer and Sherman, chased Jubal Early off the field and won the Congressional Medal of Honor.) 

Chapter One
Chapter Two (from the dumbest out of print fishing book ever written)

E-RFD: How To Become an Illegal Alien
E-RFD: Who's a Big Crab? (Canny Crustaceans)
E-RFD: Presidential Pig Swap
(Let's make a deal.)

Rumors Aside, SkyWest Coastal Service Continues

April 29, 2009 -- Inaccurate news reports signaled the cancellation of Oregon's only commercial air service to the coast, declares SkyWest Airlines. This subsidiary of United Airlines established links to North Bend from San Francisco and Portland hubs in 2008 after Horizon Air had dropped service to a newly remodeled and expanded terminal funded by the coastal community.

Spring heralds the advent of golf season and the world-class resorts in Bandon, just south of the coastal terminal are expected to draw linksters from afar. Air connections are via Embraer prop jet and have an in-air time of just over an hour from either hub to North Bend. Go to for schedules & cost. (FD)
Perez Hilton: The Foul Face of “Gay” Activism   by Matt Barber, who does not believe in supra-constitutional rights  -- in particular, hate crime laws that defend the haters.

The History Channel: Who is Jeremy Leggett and Why Does He Want to Wipe Out America's Suburbs? (Junk science being fed to your children.)

Oregon's Hidden Sales Tax (Some basic economic realism for the envious.)

E-RFD: INS Cleans Up Texas Construction Site

Now Here's a Real Load of Bull!! (Fred found a frontier fracas in Molalla)

     So, you believe a White House military advisor sent Air Force Two on a photo-op?

The Economy (X-links)
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...

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
A fairly recent Cassini probe photo of Saturn.  Lovely, isn't it?

For some other breathtaking astronomical photos ...

Climate Change news >>>>> 
Greenpeace founder:  There's no proof humans cause global warming...
Ice Age Is Coming Thanks To Decreased Sunspot Activity...
Can't see the forest?    World's Oldest Tree Rewrites Climate History
Global Warming Proves Martians Drive SUV's Blizzard whips northern Plains; travel difficult... (A late March example of superheated man-caused climate activity.)
Scientists meet to dispute global warming theory... (X-link)

In other global warming news: (X-links)

UN CLIMATE SCHEME: Reordering world economy, trillions in wealth transfer, sweeping 'industrial relocation'...
Obama/Reid/Pelosi climate plan could cost $2 trillion -- nearly 3 times initial estimate...
Global Warming Archives


 Pigskin Pete
Spring Drills Indicate
Promising Grid Results

Oregon Becomes Regional Sports Surface HQ
(It's all about turf.)
  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
(no column this month)

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

E-RFD: Surprise Ending

E-RFD: 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   |        
"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

A Good Time To Wonder About Direction

A thought for the month: If Americans at the recent national protests decide they can't trust either the Democrat Party or the Republican Party, perhaps we need a Tea Party.

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)

It's to ponder ... 
Are you a Democrat, a Republican or a Southerner?
OrMag Co-publisher Reacts To "Gay" Press Release    (Just to make things clear)
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
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 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)
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 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
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?

    Daily headlines from  ORBUSMAX   (PACNW selection)  
     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)
    Rob Kremer's blog   (Oregon issues and beyond)



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