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 Oregon Magazine TM          October 2008
Leonard's Maxim #46   A do-nothing congress is often a bulwark against later trouble.
   News, articles, essays & comment
A news kind of rape in Oregon:
Spurious Journalism Meets Matt Wingard (Journalism ain't what it used to be, says Fred.)

Hard Times in America (An essay about fault lines.)
Welfare for Wall Street? (What a lot of people are thinking.)

The "Seagull" Boss by Dr.Travis Bradberry

The Politics of Racism in America (An essay)

One of Henry's Greatest Creations

For our classic car fans, this is Jeff Moor's "new" 1951 Ford Custom.  Mr. Moor is a genuine Oregon classic, himself.. Check him out at: The Duck Hunter

(Photo by Wayne Kresal)

What, Exactly, is a "Sarah Palin?" (A rambling and mildly satirical essay by Oregon Magazine co-publisher, Larry Leonard. Specifically, what kind of politician is she? McCain's VP choice rattled the American political rafters. If his team wins, what does her history of actions in office suggest about her?)

Teen Sex? Please do! -- Planned Parenthood by J. Matt Barber

(Sanger was a racist. Her legacy is societal disintegration and mass murder.)

Before the O.K. Corral: How the Civil War Brought Wyatt Earp’s Brother to Portland 
By Randy Fletcher
What if Iraq works? (External link to a brilliant column by Victor Davis Hanson)
E-RFD:The Chevy Guy (For those who love old cars)

June and July:
The Professors in Pickett’s Charge by Randy Fletcher 
The Tournament God Forgot (Golf in a wind tunnel)
Why the Swiss Should Qualify For U.S. President (Tennis as a blood sport)
Latest Outdoor Rescue Raises Plea to Use PLB (It oughta be a law)
Previous Cover Stories: May 08: Small Town Port Commission Shines   April 08:  One Tough
Mother, Comparing Similies  March 08:  Oregon Business Thrives on Government Contracts  
February 08:  God Help Oregon     January 08:  Oregon WhopperThe Alaskan Clydesdale   
December 07:   Little Known ArtistMidwest Mo   November 07:   Eighty Dollar a Gallon Gas  
October 07Oregon Charter School   September 07:   Dr. Horton's Race History  

Portland Hosts an Oyster Race  (October 18th, links in the piece.)

Previous items:

'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


The Summer/Fall 2008
issue of Charlie Deemer's
Oregon Literary Review is now online.  Poetry, videos, essays, paintings, plays and fiction will be found, here. And, don't forget Charlie's "First Wednesday" monthly artistic and literary bash at the BlackBird Wine shop in Portland. For more info, visit the site or send him a note 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.    
   Fun With Science
(Local and external links.  Climate archives are at  OrMag's Global Warming Stuff.

JETMAN flies over Channel!  (Drudge/BBC link) 
A Swiss man has become the first person to fly solo across the English Channel using a single jet-propelled wing.

Antarctic Sea Ice Grows as a Result of Global Warming???!
  (An E-RFD we got from a friend of the magazine.  It presents an interesting question.) 

NYT: Maybe Greenland Isn't Melting After All

'This is going to be catastrophic' - Farmers' Almanac says cold winter ahead...   If this happens, it will no doubt be attributed by the American Left to the effects of man-caused global warming.  Certainly, last winter's sea to shining sea frozen vistas didn't generate any questions in the alleged minds of Oregon's educational establishment -- professors of which at present are interested in making the Earth's atmosphere the property of government, held in "trust" for the people. 
Chicago Chill: Decade has had fewest 90-degree days since 1930...  

Anthropogenic Global Warming? Here's Christopher Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley   (An historical biography and summary. Absolutely beautiful stuff)   Lord Moncton responds to Ellen Goodman's Globarming diatribe     British Lord Stings Senators Rockefeller and Snowe     Lord Monckton responds to Ellen Goodman's Global Warming diatribe   

Scientists Say Invisibility Cloak Now Possible
NISSAN unveils new prototype electric car

The weather is held in trust by the government? U of Oregon law professor wants to use courts to fight global warming - by claiming the atmosphere is an asset that belongs to all but is held in trust by the govt...

Fossil Fuel Redux:  Eighty Dollar a Gallon Gas  (From our  November 
07 issue, and as true now as it was, then. Two related links below.)

Foreign oil is all that's left? Billions of gallons of oil in North Dakota, Montana...
Eco-fuels a problem?
Global backlash building against ethanol fuels...
Fred Flintstone drove an SUV?  Extinction threatened people 70,000 years ago...


 Pigskin Pete
Nobody's Safe In
Division I Football

Pigskin Pete week 5
Pete Had Pigskin Lock Last Week
Pigskin Pete week 4
Pete's Perusals Fall Short of Perfection
Pigskin Pete's Picks, week 3
Pete Goes Undefeated, Here's This Week's Picks

Only A Single Surprise Sullies Initial Forecast
  Home on the Range
Chilean Indian Seasonings
Offer Tantalizing Tastes

WSU Canned Cheese True Gourmet Treat
New Cookbook Provides More Than Just Recipes

How to Cook a Stellar Sea Lion
 Decanting with Delkin

(Fans of the grape and hop will have to check back, later. We think Fred is out somewhere taste-testing a column concept, but who knows? He is a mysterious and adventurous man and may be para-gliding in the Alps or scuba diving with cannibals for piranhas in the Orinoco. If and when the October column shows up, we'll post it.)

South Africa's Wine IndustrySays Goodbye to Apartheid

Some Handy Tips From Noted Wine Educator
Oregon Beer Journalist Reports Service Innovation
Mondavi Wine Family Tale Outdoes Any Fictional Epic 
Mondavi Author Siler Targets Island Royalty



 Column archives: Pigskin Pete   |   Seared Lightly   |  Decanting  |   Hans Zeiger   |   Mike O'Brien
ATTN:  All E-RFDs have a warning note at the bottom. 

This is too true to be funny ...
(The cost of politics.)
Profiling is Bad? (Political Correctness and swimming with sharks.)

Only in America (Quirks work, here)
Barnyard Bailout (Leeches, leeches, everywhere.)

Celebrity Welfare (What's coming if the wrong people control America.)
Stella Awards (Legal stupidity thrives.)
Atlanta Airport (Taking off is easy. It's landing that's hard.)

Semper Fi (Something about sacrifice) Memory Test (Nobody under sixty will get half of them.)
Illegal Numbers (California, here they come.)
Passing the Pearly Gates A German's View on Islam
Gore's Home S
till Guzzling Energy Noah in 2008 (What to do about rising sea levels.) TR Describes
an "American" (What goes around comes around.)
Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road???? (Variations
on a theme.)
Summer Classes for Men (Well, some men.) Never Mess With Old People (Help
is as close as your phone)
My Piggy Bank (Filling your tank.) In a Bad Spot? (Proper crises behavior.)

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

Barber to Pro-Abortion Obama: Don’t Throw us in that Briar Patch     By J. Matt Barber

(Barber on Barak's real policy)
E-RFD: Bush, The Mid-Summer Surprise    
Rasmussen Reports Congressional Approval Rating Falls to Single Digits

Bush's Popularity on the Rise - Bad News for Dems...

“A Tax for a Tax” (Oregon politician wants to exchange one tax for another.)
Gun Owners Org on June Supreme Court Decision
Al-Qaeda Maghreb Commander Turns Self In;
Convinced Jihad Not Legitimate


Top oil companies return to Iraq

Lawsuit: Linn-Benton Housing Authority subsidized felons...   Large scale home rule: Eastern Oregon: the 51st state?   First reports: Death by starvation in rural N. Korea...   What's new?  China, Russia condemn US missile defense...  (and)  Sign nuclear deal...   (Well, since at least one of them has been assisting Iran in its attempt to build Nukes, perhaps we should cut out the middle man and create an American "Missles for Mullahs" program.)
E-RFD:Archaeological team discovers the remains of what is believed to be the first politician | The only definitive test: Are you a 
Democrat, a Republican or a Southerner?

I have a plan to destroy America (a speech by a Colorado
Recent stuff:
Peddling Half-Truths From the Ashes of the Soviet Empire   
Factions agree to rejoin govt: Maliki
Iran says it will eliminate Israel if it attacks

Political Archives  National Terror Alert Response Center

  Matt Barber and the CWA:

Recent  essays:

Those McFabulous Rainbow Arches | Children in the “Gay Marriage” Crosshairs  | The Marriage Chaos Begins    (Traditional culture clashes with "new" thinking)   | California Supreme Court Betrays "We the people"on Marriage and  Darwin's Kool-Aid | State Representative Under Attack by Anti-Christian Homosexual Hate Groups                   | "Gay"
Would Risk
Lives to Push Political Agenda 

Extreme Rights Archives

OrMag:  Co-publisher Reacts To "Gay" Press Release    (Just to make things clear)

  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)



Global Warming Proves Martians Drive SUV's
The Truth about Second Hand Smoke
Glacier Melts in Tierra Del Fuego, Oregon?

 How To Pick the Next President of the U.S.
Blue Oregon: The Secular Theocracy
Complete 2005/2006 article archives

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of Duty  | Love Nest   |  Mr. Perez’ Fatal Mistake  |  Snuff Film 
| Fred's China Triple
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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 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 
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