Accused “Christmas Tree Bomber”
Accused "Christmas Tree Bomber" Mohamed O. Mohamud
(photo courtesy of Conservative Mom)
Portland We Have a Problem
Portland OR, January 9, 2012
Over the past year many have speculated about Portland’s latest jihadi, Mohamed O. Mohamud for planning to blow up the city’s Christmas Tree l [...]
You probably thought, “Oh, it’s a Portland blog. This is gonna be about the latest trend in Saving The Planet™ by bicycle.” Wrong.
It’s actually about the latest trend in Anthropogenic Global Warming – which, oddly, doesn’t seem to be happening, so forget about booking that tropical vacation in Wales for no [...]
Of the many government officials involved in the “Operation Fast and Furious” gun- running scheme, only one has lost his job. On July 10, 2009, President Obama named Dennis Burke as his nominee for U.S. attorney for Arizona. He was confirmed by unanimous consent in the Senate on Sept. 15 of that year. Interestingly, over the cours [...]
Some 5,000 anti-abortion protesters rallied in the streets yesterday;
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300 arests were made, and officers earlier fired tear gas to disperse people throwing rocks and tearing down fencing at a convention center.
Of course, the arrests and tear-gassing had nothing to do with the assemblage of abortion opp [...]
Hey, they can go home and pick their noses.
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This whole “they’re only here to do the jobs Americans won’t do” thing just doesn’t fly. Dubya was wrong, and that philosophy still is about as attractive as a Porta-Potty on a hot day in Juarez.
So is this: SEATTLE — In Olympia, it’ [...]
On Monday, the AP announced that Superintendent Dorn’s latest effort to avoid the consequences of losing Washington’s waiver from the federal education law, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), has failed. This means that school choice has arrived in Washington state. Parents with a child attending a school labelled as “needs to improve” under NCLB will be offered f
A competitive tax policy is not a “subsidy” that costs the state money. It is, rather, a pragmatic response to the marketplace, including the global competition for major industrial projects. Tax policies adopted in 2003 were essential for securing the 787. Extending those policies in 2013 helped to win the 777X.
As it turns out, holding onto a crumbling building, and even letting it slowly deteriorate, can be a terrific business proposition. As the surrounding neighborhood develops, growing in value by attracting new residents and businesses, a rundown piece of property can skyrocket in price.
What you missed due to my internets being shit. My apologies. 1. MH17 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtVEqShnZIY A tragic incident took place Thursday on the Ukrainian-Russian border. Flight MH17, a Boeing 777 passenger plane, was shot down; all 298 passengers are presumed dead. Contrary to prior reports, only one American is now believed to have been on bo
1) A U.S. compound was hit in a suicide bombing in Kabul. At least 3 “foreigners” are reported dead, and 8 are dead in total, including 4 militants. The bombing comes a day after a Taliban attack on the Kabul airport. Afghanistan is still under political upheaval during the vote audit. 2) […]
I cover them in detail at IJReview. See my post that reviews the MH17 flight shot down by separatisits, Christians fleeing Iraq and the extension of the Iranian talks. Catch up now with my weekly headline review.
Among Democrats who hope Hillary Clinton doesn’t run—and their number is larger than one might think—the complaints are familiar. Age and stamina are the obvious considerations. “Look at Obama’s hair color, just like George Bush’s,” says a prominent Washington insider. “Somebody who’s seventy shouldn’t be president. And I think that’s going to be an interest
Chelsea Clinton is the best known public figure that everybody seems to know nothing about. This is set to change as Chelsea emerges into a much larger role at the helm of the Clinton political machine, according to Daniel Halper’s newly released book Clinton, Inc.
Remember the Twin Cities light-rail line that was supposed to average 17 mph but, after testing, was scheduled for just 13-3/4 mph? It turns out that, in actual operation, it averages less than 12.5 mph. That means it takes 53 minutes to go from downtown Minneapolis to downtown St. Paul, 36 percent longer than the […]
An article in the Financial Times points out that about $10 trillion worth of wealth in the United States is phony, created by restrictive land-use laws that have pushed up the price of housing. Unfortunately, the article is behind a paywall, so most people won’t see it, but the author, Robin Harding, makes several good […]
As most Antiplanner readers know, Portlandia is a television comedy dedicated to making fun of the weird things that happen in Portland. The only problem is that (as actress Carrie Brownstone noted), “no matter how far out on a limb we went, we always ran into that person [in Portland] within two days.” Such is […]