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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

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.

Simon Says:

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:

November 06/09 Top Drudge Headline

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)
Chapter Seven
Chapter Six
Chapter Five
Chapter Four
Chapter Three
Chapter Two
Chapter One

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


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
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
Scientists on the brink of creating computer with human brain?
Artificial life will be created 'within months'...
Gigantic Lightning Jets Shoot from Clouds to Space 


 Pigskin Pete
Week Thirteen
Picking Full Slate
For Pac10 Windup

Week Twelve
Pigskin Goes 4-2 as
UO, OSU Triumph

Week Eleven
Pigskin Breaks Even, 3-3
As Season Winds Down

Week Ten

Pigskin Goes 4-1,
Forecasts Full Slate

Week Nine

Pigskin Goes Undefeated...
Game of Year Now Appears

Week Eight

Dawgs, Vikings Falter
As UO, OSU Rest

Week Seven -- Pigskin Scores 4-1 as


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
  Home on the Range
Oregon Cheesemakers Celebrate
Honors With October Festival

Here's Solution For Summer Harvest Glut
(Zucchini Pancakes)
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
Return of an Old Favorite
in New Package Delights

From Himalaya to USA Tibetan Beer is Here!

Writer's Tastebuds Confirm Quady North Deserves Honors
Southern Oregon Winery Earns ’Best Red in NW’
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

Pistol Packin' Pooch
Still Battling Bad Guys in Afghanistan  (held over from July)

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.

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

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;

Socialized Medicine:
(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'  

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

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  July09  Aug09  | Sept09  | Oct09   |   |   |  

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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)

  The Classics
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