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Daily archives for January 29th, 2012

PDX We Have a Problem

Christmas tree bomber and crowd

Accused “Christmas Tree Bomber” (photo courtesy of Conservative Mom) Portland We Have a Problem Portland OR, January 9, 2012 by Anti-Jihadi 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 lighting ceremony in Pioneer Courthouse Square in 2010. Some believe that […]

Cycle 25!

Cycle 25!

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 now. As it happens, the […]

Law And Odor

Law And Odor

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 course of the […]

Takin’ It To The Streets

Takin’ It To The Streets

Some 5,000 anti-abortion protesters rallied in the streets yesterday; Image by Getty Images via @daylife 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 opponents who gathered at the […]

The Claim: They Pick Your Food!

The Claim: They Pick Your Food!

Hey, they can go home and pick their noses. Image via Wikipedia 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’s not […]

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