articles, essays & comment
Cold Beer and Civil War Memories:
Oregon Governor William Lord By Randy Fletcher
A continuation of Randy's series of stories about Oregon connections to the second major violent era in this nation's history.
Oregon Connections: the Civil War: a series by Randy Fletcher
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.)
Revenge of the Electric Car – Because of the "corporate conspiracy" charge, OrMag has some questions about the PC levels in the tank of the writer, here, but the intelligent reader (of which we have a preponderance) will be able to sort out a few rational thoughts from this x-link. And speaking of x-links, here's the Tesla Electric Roadster
E-RFD: The Man Rules
Northern Neighbors Prepared To Host Spectacular Olympics Fred Delkin, known to NW tribal people as The Man With Long Feet, likes winter sports.
Allison Inn Rates 5A Review
On Heels of Grand Opening
By Fred Delkin, this one is about a new palace in
the glorious Oregon countryside.
The Right Hook: Undefeated Boxer and General Troublemaker, Matt Barber, has published his first book. Scummy liberals (Progressives) are gang-banging it with false reviews on Amazon, and Noble Conservatives are cheering in the stands.
Oregon is made up of a number of geologically specific
landform areas. Here, Simon takes one of them and
describes its characteristics.
The Willamette Valley
(Earlier pieces, below)
The Klamath Mountains.
Take a Look at the Coast Range
Geologists Have Rocks in Their Heads
Volcanic Glass is Sharper Than Steel
The Economy: (x-links)
November 06/09 Top Drudge Headline
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 10.2%: HIGHEST IN 26 YEARS
Federal deficit hits $1.38T through August...
Gold surges close to record high...
Global Warming: (X-links)
Montana cold breaks records
Record cold temps in Idaho threaten potato crops
Austria: Earliest snofall in history
Summer Temps Below Average for USA;
34th coolest on record...
Fishsciencefiction serialization continues unabated:
Chapter Eight (from the dumbest out of print fishing book ever written)
| So, you believe a White House
military advisor sent Air Force Two on a NYC photo-op?
| The Subject
for Perch (From the archives: Winter or
fun for beach boys)
| Books: "History
Second Round (Portland's classic
saloons, Edition II, written by Paul Pintarich and published by Joe
Country (book review)
| Oregon Fever
When to Jump Out of
New Book Explores Wine's
Historic Role in Society Fred, the writer combines with Fred the seer of the grape, and you get the highbrow lowdown.
Book Chronicles Olmsted Contribution to NW Cities (OrMag Editor, Fred Delkin, reviews a new book about a NW architect.)
Timberline Lodge Beckons Tourists with Special Tours (Fred Delkin has climbed and skied every square foot of this two mile high mountain. He says if you need a break from the traffic and the heat, this is the spot.)
Seattle Group Enhances Oregon Mountain Resort (Out by Mt. Hood, this may be a sleeper. The golf course is beautiful and the food looks fancy.)
Lipscomb Blasts Hemingway Revise (An Oregon expatriate isn't pleased with what Papa's family has done to A Moveable Feast)
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/
Picking Full Slate
For Pac10 Windup
Pigskin Goes 4-2 as
UO, OSU Triumph
Pigskin Breaks Even, 3-3
As Season Winds Down
Pigskin Goes 4-1,
Forecasts Full Slate
Pigskin Goes Undefeated...
Game of Year Now Appears
Dawgs, Vikings Falter
As UO, OSU Rest
Week Seven -- Pigskin Scores 4-1 as
UO, OSU, UW Win
Week Six Pigskin Applauds Ducks, Boos Vikings, Goes 4-2
Week Five Pete's Crystal Ball Cracked, Went 4-2
Week Four Pigskin Slumps to 6-4, Celebrates UW Victory
Week Three Pigskin Goes 7-2 In Second Go-round
Week Two Pigskin Comes Up 9-1 In Opening Forecast
Week One Finally! Football Season Opens With Key Matchup
Department Links: Fishing
links | Editorial
Page | Fiction
| Poetry | Archives
Still Battling Bad Guys in Afghanistan (held over
The photo comes to us via KB7SYY's son, who is stationed in
Iraq. (8/30/09 - just got back!) 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. Public reaction
to this "shot" is amazing.
"Now, just why in the HELL do I have to press '1' for
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 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
Nancy Pelosi tells the truth:
(As reported November 6th) Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD that the speaker will not allow the final language of the health care to be posted online for 72 hours before bringing the bill to a vote on the House floor, despite her September 24 statement that she was "absolutely" committed to doing so.
Oregon Senator Votes for "Baucus Bill" October 13, 2009 -- Ron Wyden of Oregon is on the Senate panel that is considering the so-called "Baucus Bill," today. By the time you read this (in fact, probably by this afternoon) he will have voted for it. The Congressional Budget Office CBO), touted as an "independant, non-partisan" evaluation body, has said that this "bill" will insure the uninsured and lower the deficit.
November 7, 2009 -- (X-link) PELOSI: Buy a $15,000 Policy or Go to Jail;
(Recent related archive stuff)
What Americans need to know about the healthcare takeover
The Baucus Health Bill: A Medicare Physician Payment Shell Game
Baucus Plan Increases Out-of-Pocket Costs for Many Families
Congress's Health Care Bills Would Increase Spending and Federal Budget Deficits
RAHM IT! Obama sets stage for using budget maneuver to pass health reform
Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine...
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.)
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 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.
| Blue Oregon:
The Secular Theocracy | Complete
2005/2006 article archives Specific
| Feb09 | Mar09 | April09
| May09 | June09 | July09 | Aug09 | Sept09 | Oct09 | | |