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“Investing” in Dems is Like Lending to “Eddie Mush” | JSL Consulting

Guest post from John LaRosa. via “Investing” in Dems is Like Lending to “Eddie Mush” | JSL Consulting. Hi, my name is John…and, a long time ago, I was a degenerate gambler. Why do I tell this to the world…or, more accurately, the four people who read my blog? Simple. Every time a “progressive” talks […]

Hostage-Taker-In-Chief Demands $1.6 Trillion In Tax Hikes Or We Go Over Fiscal Cliff

  Fox News reports: President Obama, ahead of his first press conference since winning re-election and a meeting later this week with congressional leaders, staked out his starting point for fiscal cliff negotiations — $1.6 trillion in tax hikes. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney made clear that the president is sticking by his original […]

November 12 is the first anniversary of 54°40’ Or Fight!


I am proud and humbled to celebrate the first anniversary of this blog. It has evolved quite a bit in its first year. I am most proud of the contributors who have agreed to post their stories at 54°40’ Or Fight! We now have 21 active contributors from around the State of Oregon. Several veteran […]

Open Thread – Live Blogging The Ryan Biden VP Debate HERE

Ok, what political junkie isn’t looking forward to the debate tonight between Vice President Joe Biden and Paul Ryan? Comments welcome during the debate! I’ll be providing commentary and observation as well in the comment section. Just to whet your whistle a bit regarding some of the expected themes of the debate tonight, focusing on […]

Obama: Is He Shockingly Uninformed? | FreedomWorks


When a concerned Letterman asked him about the debt, Obama laid the responsibility for the U.S. national debt and deficit on his predecessor former President George W. Bush. “Well, here’s what happened. We had a surplus when Bill Clinton was president,” Obama said. “It was projected to continue to be a surplus. We decided to […]

For The First Time In Almost 2 Decades, I Might Watch NBC’s Meet The Press

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For NBC‘s Sunday broadcast on September 9, Mitt Romney granted an interview to David Gregory. Despite the endemic liberal hackery wherever Mr. Gregory is involved, the excerpts released this afternoon show that Mitt comes out swinging. Let’s hope he keeps it up, and continues to put the legacy media (or Lapdog Media, as Twitchy calls it) […]

National Debt Reaches $16 Trillion….And Counting


GOP Ad: $16 Trillion View on YouTube The Heritage Foundation reports: Today, the U.S. debt clock hit $16 trillion. Compare that to the end of 2008, just days before President Obama officially took office, when the total federal debt was short of $10 trillion. That’s a 60 percent increase in the federal debt in less than 4 […]

MarketWatch Says Obama’s Spending Binge Never Happened, Keeps Straight Face


[5440 note: adapted from my original post at FreedomWorks] Just when you thought media bias couldn’t possibly be more blatant, along comes this article from MarketWatch, a purportedly trusted source of Wall Street news. (Never mind that MarketWatch is operated by CBS, who should change their acronym to Cooing Barack Supporters … but I digress). […]

The Tea Party Is Right AND Correct On Tax Policy

The Tea Party Is Right AND Correct On Tax Policy

Well now, this is interesting. A new economic study from Cornell University shows that the history of expected AND unexpected tax shocks has a demonstrable drag effect on our economy. Who would have guessed? Oh that’s right, the Tea Party. We have been telling legislators for three years that they should make the Bush Tax […]

The Clackistani Revolt Spreads to Washington County – Kickoff April 27

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What shall we call them? The Washingtinians? Washingtonistas? Washahideen? Anyway, they’re fighting back against an oppressive government just like in Clackistan, and they need your support. Check out their website – – and check out their kickoff event TONIGHT: Dear friends of SW Rail Vote Pac, This notice is to let you know that […]

Reynolds School Board Releases Statement Regarding Declaration Of Impasse By Teachers Union

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[5440 note: as if on cue, the last domino has fallen in East Multnomah County. Purely a coincidence, no doubt.] REYNOLDS BUDGET CHOICES ARE ABOUT VALUES The Reynolds School Board, representing families and taxpayers in our community, looks forward to resolution of our labor contract negotiations. The quality of education and student performance is directly […]

Podcast: I Spy Minute, Thurs Apr 5, 2012

Podcast: I Spy Minute, Thurs Apr 5, 2012

There’s a Facebook photo that just won’t go away about Obama outspending all 43 presidents before him. While it’s not accurate, there is a surprising new statistic Obama is guilty of–and even more surprising who reported it. I Spy Minute Thurs Apr 5 2012 Like this:Like Loading…

Oregonian reports on Portland’s misplaced priorities: Despite record revenues, Portland’s transportation bureau is broke

Oregonian reports on Portland’s misplaced priorities: Despite record revenues, Portland’s transportation bureau is broke

The Oregonian seems to have picked up on our earlier posts about misplaced priorities and self-inflicted budget woes at the Portland Bureau of Transportation. The story so far can be told in four pictures. Record revenues at the Portland Bureau of Transportation. “Discretionary” money has almost doubled since 2000. The city’s excuse that there it has […]

Study: Each Child Born Today Will Inherit $1.5 Million Of National Debt


If we stopped spending now, we’d only be stuck with a debt burden of $189,000 for every American man, woman and child.  But we’re not stopping.  In fact, Obama wants to accelerate this madness. This is fiscal child abuse, selling our kids into debt slavery so that the current generation can maintain their irresponsible spending addiction […]

Mark Steyn Warns About What the World Will Look Like “After America” If We Don’t Change Course


Mark Steyn recently came out with a disturbing and insightful new book, “After America: Get Ready for Armageddon“, and here he offers a timely warning: C-Span doesn’t allow other websites to embed their videos, so click on the image to watch it on C-Span There’s a long intro on this clip so skip to […]

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  • Washington State Wire Vacation Time August 12, 2015
    The Washington State Wire will be taking a vacation until the first week in October. Join us then for more original reporting and links to other top articles. The post Washington State Wire Vacation Time appeared first on Washington State Wire.
  • Vying for Governor, Bill Bryant Seeks to Expand His Brand August 11, 2015
    As a Port of Seattle commissioner, Bryant is well known in Westside business and industrial circles, and better known in Eastern Washington’s agricultural world. It’s everyone else that needs an introduction, he says, if he’s to convince them he’s their choice in the 2016 gubernatorial election. The post Vying for Governor, Bill Bryant Seeks to […]
  • Washington State Can Lead on Global Warming and Clean Energy August 11, 2015
    Washingtonians demand urgent action on climate. If our elected leaders won’t lead us forward, then the people will. The Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy is Washington state’s coalition of individuals, organizations and businesses dedicated to reducing global-warming pollution and strengthening our economy. The post Washington State Can Lead on Global Warming and Clean Energy […]
  • Today’s Top 3 International Stories: China, NATO & Mexico October 8, 2015
    1) The U.S. is conducting military drills with the Philippines this week. The drill, the third in the region so far this year, in conjunction with increased air surveillance missions, are seen as a signal to China. The U.S. has been showing a stronger military commitment to allies in the region with territorial disputes against […]
  • Today’s Top 3 International Stories: Afghanistan, Yemen & the UN October 6, 2015
    1) General John Campbell, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, admitted today that an American airship did mistakenly fire on a Doctors without Borders hospital and that the command came from the U.S. military. While the order originated with the U.S. chain of command, Campbell said to the Senate Armed Services Committee that U.S. forces would […]
  • Today’s Top 3 International Stories: Russia, Iraq & Afghanistan October 5, 2015
    1) NATO has denounced Russia’s violation of Turkish airspace. A Russian plane, part of the air campaign against ISIS in Syria, crossed over the border into Turkey. Russia has also received criticism of the campaign in general which Western military experts say focuses not just on ISIS but other moderate rebel groups. U.S. Defense Secretary […]
  • Which One Lives in a Rent-Controlled Apartment? October 8, 2015
    The progressive’s “preferred two-pronged housing approach . . . is government-owned real estate plus restrictions on private-sector developers,” notes Reason magazine’s Matt Welch writes in the Los Angeles Times, but this strategy will only “make a bad problem worse.” Though California cities spend hundreds of millions of dollars trying to subsidize “affordable” housing, Welch notes, […]
  • Self-Driving Cars in the News October 7, 2015
    60 Minutes covered self-driving cars last Sunday and CBS News took a look at Mercedes’ vision of the car of the future. General Motors, which cut its R&D when it went bankrupt in 2008, now plans to get into self-driving cars in a big way. View More: Newsmakers News|60 Minutes News|Live News|More News Videos Tight-lipped […]
  • Still Not Carrying Passengers October 6, 2015
    Washington DC’s H Street streetcar ran down a police car last week. But, as the Washington Post headline notes, it’s “still not carrying passengers.” Still in the testing stage a year after construction was supposedly complete. Wikimedia photo by Michael J. The District Department of Transportation began testing the streetcar about a year ago, and […]