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News, articles and comment:    
New Post:  What do the mid-term Election Results mean?


If You Like Vino,
Gorge Yourself !!

Fred Delkin, Oregon Magazine's Editor, is Oregon's best authority on this
subject.  Statements to the contrary by youthful competitors in the
Oregonian are the products of boyish dreams of vast knowledge
unsupported by Fred's decades of experience in the craft.  This piece is
by one of the founders of the Oregon Wine Advisory Board, and is about
the latest stage in an epicurean revolution in the Pacific Northwest.
And, now that you have a glass of superb Oregon wine in hand, let's
take a thoughtful look at the raging waves of American political warfare:

From out of the blue, the amazing truth about the Untouchable benefit:
E-RFD: Who is Actually After Your Social Security?
Dems Have Already Privatized Social Security !!
(So, why all those political TV spots about the Tea Party threat of "privatization?")

E-RFD: (the Great Recession) Get the facts right!
In the spirit of "miss me yet?"  this piece uses what is known as "the truth" to explain
why you are in the middle of an economic disaster. What happened, why it happened
and who did it. If you are a typical Oregon liberal, take a tranquilizer before you read it.

The Most Feared Women in Politics

America on 'brink of a Second Revolution'...

'Tea Party' gets tough with foes in media...

Tea Party For Two  by Art Hyland 
Part One of this series:  Tea Party Beginnings and Endings
Oregon Tea Party Links

Science to the Rescue:
The Formula for Perfect Government

How to travel a difficult and wonderful American Road:
The Secret to Personal Success? by Larry Leonard, a dreamer


And, now, for something entirely different ...
At first, we thought it was a Deuce
wagon, but that possible dip in
the center of the front bumper
could mean it's a '33 to '35.

And, speaking of old pals ...
Medievil Macho Bling:
How to Communicate
with Really Old HAMs
You have a grandfather. He seems grumpy
and hard to reach. Why is that?

(Photo by WA7ZNZ)

(A holdover from recent issues)

Fred Likes the Tesla (A snazzy electric car.
$109,000, batteries included)

Autocross -- a great way to have fun with your car
by Bruce Harmon
, an actual frequent participant in this activity
Unlikely Resort Site Offers Surprising
Traveler Benefits
by Fred Delkin

Cuisine, comfort and style in the Pacific Northwest.
Fred's new discovery is just a five minute drive
from Sea Tac International Airport.


The News Desk:  (updated every now and then)

National:  (X-Links) 
Things you wish you'd never learned:
Princess Leia did cocaine on 'STAR WARS' set...
Sewer worker survives being washed through a mile of pipe...
Saudi Prince slept in double bed with murdered manservant...
NY County Staring At Possible 'Toilet Tax'...

Quotes of the Month:
Obama: 'There's no such thing as shovel-ready projects'...
BIDEN: Dems not running on administration's accomplishments
because 'it's just too hard to explain'...

Palin: Common sense 'endangered species'...

Gifts From American Liberalism:
Son Kills Parents After Being Called Lazy...

Uris Curve: Socio-Culteral Ergonometric Instabilities Emerge
Man bites dog...
Man in Obama mask robs store...  (symbolism rampant)
Boy Trapped in Refrigerator Eats Own Foot   (Mad Magazine headline, circa 1953)
Feds dismiss hundreds of immigration deportee cases...
POLL:   Race Relations Deteriorating Sharply Since Obama Elected...
Merkel: Multiculturalism has failed...
'Immigrants should learn to speak German'...

Alcohol Enforcement Chief Arrested For DUI...

Eastern American Architecture
Ground Zero mosque likened to Superman's HQ...
Massachusetts spending $4.6 Million for little used horse bridge; $92,000 per horse...

Blind Justice
Senior federal judge charged with buying drugs from stripper...

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 projection)


State of the States review:

Present state of the economy:
Oregon native wins Nobel prize in economics...

World Economy
Tens of thousands rally against Italian government...
French protesters rally over pension reform...
SHOWDOWN: French Strikes Intensify...
Will Americans Follow French Example Of Mass Civil Unrest?

World Economy 'Decoupling >From USA'...
IMF admits West stuck in near-depression...
Super-rich investors buy gold by ton...
    Per ounce price nears $1,340...

U.S. Economy
National Debt Up $3 Trillion on Obama's Watch...
SHOCK POLL: 85% Angry With Economy...
Fed Expected to Resume Buying Assets...
MORE Money Printing...

72,000 stimulus payments went to dead people...
Fed Boss: Threat >From Deficits 'Real And Growing'   (from OrBusMax)
Illinois Pays More Than Mexico as Cash-Strapped States Sell Bonds Overseas..

The Left Coast  Economy
(An OrMag page link.  Too much great stuff to put on the cover.)

Present state of "Climate Change:" (X-Links)

ClimateGate Exposed by Internationally Famous Physicist ...

Airline deal clears way for emissions tax...  
(Reuters) - A global deal on emissions curbs by airlines struck late on Friday will
allow the European Union to press ahead with plans to charge airlines
for emissions permits from 2012, the European Commission said on

VIDEO: Crowd Chants 'You Are a Fraud!' -- 'Global Warming is Hoax!'...

Al Qaeda leader urges action against climate change...
EUROPE: 'Coldest winter in 1,000 years' on its way...
Winter Comes Early As Snow to hit Britain..
Solar surprises raise questions for climate models..

New Zealand: 6 days of blizzards cause hundreds of
thousands of lambs to die...


Present state of ObamaCare:


'Alice in Wonderland' health defense...

SINS OF THE FATHER: Reid son says healthcare law could -- end up hurting Nevada!

MCDONALD'S, 29 other firms get ObamaCare waivers...

CLAIM: Chicago Teacher Allowed Sex Acts In Classroom...
US School system to get Muslim holiday...

PSU announces new plan to recruit, retain Latinos...   (from OrBusMax -- Of course. 
To hell with getting the best teachers, regardless of race, gender or sexual preference.  Clearly, PSU will
have to give these new "professors" a waiver for their Christian beliefs.)

Freelance Columns:
 Art Hyland's Corner
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

Barber's Baliwick
“Gay” Lobby Shamelessly Exploits Teen Suicides

The “Gay” Deathstyle


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."

Books and stories:

The Wisdom of Wooden
America's Greatest Coach Leaves Written Legacy
by Fred Delkin

Local Columnist Launches Collection of His Opinions
This is about wine. Oregon Magazine's Editor, Fred Delkin, is a master of the arts of the
grape. One of the founding members of the Oregon Wine Advisory Board, and former
owner of Jake's Crawfish restaurant in Portland, Fred for years did not particularly respect
the man discussed in this piece. Praise from one's enemy is rare, indeed.

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?
Don't know? Then go use this link:
American History in Black and White

What you will read in this one will shock you to the marrow of your bones.

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
byPresident 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  (Winter or summer, fun for beach boys) 

When to Jump Out of an Airplane

An introduction to the writing Life
Part One: A Beginning Writer's Guide to the Craft: the freelance life


Fun With Science:     (x-links)

Oregon scientists blast photons with green lasers -
breakthrough in quantum physics that could change the Internet...

Asteroid to skim past Earth...

UN: 'We are destroying life on Earth'...
One third of 'extinct' animals turn up again...
New fish species found nearly 5 miles deep...

Huge space tourism expansion 'just months away'..
Private spaceship makes 1st solo flight...
Is Obama trying to 'decolonize' space?


Staff Columns:

Pigskin Pete _________________________________
Beavers Win Despite
Pigskin's Prediction

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

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 19th Century Beer 
Heritage Returns to Shelves

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

Column archives: Pigskin Pete   |   Seared Lightly   Decanting  |    Mike O'Brien

Feature 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

Barone: Pelosi's vote to adjourn could be her last hurrah...
  (She knew Democrats would
cross the aisle on the Bush Tax Cuts vote, and postponed it until after the mid-term elections, when the Dems who have been taken
out by the Tea Parties will have nothing more to lose.  At that time they will be offered "positions" in return for their support.  Some of
them will become federal judges, others will get jobs in various state agencies.  A few will get jobs which require no work, at all..)


LAST GASP: I won't run again for Speaker...
PELOSI: No time to debate opponent because 'time is money'...
Endangered House Democrats Campaign Against Speaker...
Renounced by Candidates in Her Own Party...

18-term Dem Congressman -- has just 1 donor from his district...
Obama suffers exodus...
Biden: 'If We Lose, We're Going To Play Hell'..
Rove: Obama has an 'enemies list'...
HALPERIN: 'White House in over its head, isolated, insular, arrogant and clueless'...

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) | 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.)
| A Time To Wonder About Direction | George Will: The Toxic Assets We
   (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?")
| Citizens Against Government Waste (x-link to
umorous tales about pork)
| Speaking of health care: Suppressed WHO Report Secondhand Smoke Doesn't
Cause Cancer

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

Historical Observations:

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?)

Education: The Hispanic Education Myth
Race: Ken's "Congress"  (So you contribute to PBS?  Did you know you are buying lies?) 

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)

Roosevelt or Reagan? USA Needs to Choose

Dr. Horton’s History Channel History of Slavery   (A 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:  

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The Classics:(Top Grade original works)

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)
Editorial Page Fiction | Poetry   | Archives


  Citizens Against Government Waste   (Anti-pork people)
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