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Big Government Dot Com Detonates "Community
Organizer" (Millions, perhaps billions, of your tax dollars go to groups with dozens of innocent-sounding names. These groups, many of them quietly connected with each other, wash these government grants for each other, then use the cash to achieve their political goals, which in the main have to do with supporting leftist candidates and illegally shaping census and election outcomes.)
The Duck Hunter's new old 1949 Ford 2-door sedan. You can read about him down below in the Classics section. What you need to know about the car is that when you lift the hood, you can see the engine, and the twin glasspak mufflers make a sound so gently elegant that it brings tears to the eyes of old men who once owned one during their highschool days in the Fifties.
The Five W's (An essay. The six commandments of journalism explained.)
Hunter's Wife Expresses Issues (A hunting widow's life)
Oregon is made up of a number of geologically specific
landform areas. Here, Simon takes one of them and
describes its characteristics.
The Klamath Mountains
(Earlier pieces, below) .
Take a Look at the Coast Range
Geologists Have Rocks in Their Heads
Volcanic Glass is Sharper Than Steel
E-RFD: A Message to Congress (Even if it's broke, they don't fix it.)
The Economy: (x-links)
Federal deficit hits $1.38T through August...
Gold surges close to record high...
Global Warming: (X-links)
Summer Temps Below Average for USA;
34th coolest on record...
(First, a holdover from August)
What Americans need to know about the healthcare takeover
(Now, some new x-links on the subject)
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...
Matt Barber's Latest Columns:
Fishsciencefiction serialization continues unabated:
Chapter Seven (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?
bottom of "Bottom Fishing"
| The Subject
for Perch (From the archives: Winter or
fun for beach boys)
| Books: "History
the Glass"Enters Second Round (Portland's classic
saloons, Edition II, written by Paul Pintarich and published by Joe
Country (book review)
| Oregon Fever
Bianco's anthology includes feature work by some Oregon Magazine
writers, including Larry Leonard. |
When to Jump Out of
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/
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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
Senate panel votes for military cuts sought by Obama (A logical move in these much less violent times.)
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.)
HOUSE RULES BAN 'LIAR', 'HYPOCRITE', 'INTELLECTUALLY DISHONEST'... (Rules of the Debate Floor Road -- Can't call a president a liar, hypocrite, coward, or dishonest. Can't suggest he/she is helping our enemies, or engaged in sexual misconduct. What will the liberals do when the prez is not a socialist? x-link )
Freedom of the Press?
BILL WOULD GIVE OBAMA 'EMERGENCY' CONTROL OF INTERNET (An x-link from Drudge, this is about step one in the White House's plan to eliminate, among other internet publications, Oregon Magazine. Not that they are likely even aware that this publication exists. What they are aware of is that publications like it exist. In the modern era, beginning with the communist takeover of Russia, and later the fascist reformation in Gernany, control of the sources of information was a key to success. These days in this country, the internet is of minor importance when compared with conservative radio, so this "power" to shut us down will not be used for some time. Think of it as a Leftist weapon in reserve for some future need - for example, when "fair practices" legislation has brought down non-state-approved talk radio, the internet's ability to transmit audio will need to be controlled.
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.
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