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Posts tagged Entitlements

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 […]

Why are teachers striking in Chicago? – YouTube

Why are teachers striking in Chicago? – YouTube

Why are teachers striking in Chicago? via Why are they striking? – YouTube. [5440 note: Hey Gresham-Barlow, Reynolds and Parkrose – sound familiar?] Related articles Almost 40% of Chicago’s Public School Teachers Send their Kids Elsewhere to Learn Chicago Teachers Strike: A Lesson Of “Excessive Zeal And No Brains” The eight dumbest things said about […]

Guest Post: A Few Arguments About Our Mis-Educational System

[5440 note: reposted from Publius Forum, written by friend of the blog Warner Todd Huston.] -By Warner Todd Huston Every time I begin arguing with a liberal over the efficacy of our current system of mis-education, it almost always gets around to a few retorts from them. They say I am anti-intellectual or they say […]

The Latest Lie From The Democrats, Dutifully Repeated ad Nauseum By Legacy Media Hacks

The following panicked email was just sent by the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee: How do we know it’s time for Republicans to move on?  Because according to CBS News, they’ve now spent $50 million in taxpayer money on 33 separate votes to repeal the President’s health care law – with absolutely nothing to show for […]

Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson Celebrates Independence Day Like Barack Obama – Me, Me, Me, I, I, I, Send Me Back To Salem

This email just crossed our transom about 15 minutes ago. It really captures the spirit of Independence, the Founding Fathers and American Exceptionalism, doesn’t it? Anyone want to guess what party she belongs to? Dear Friends and Neighbors, Simply put, the most powerful thing in turning out the vote – and kicking up democracy this […]

Teacher Union Thug Tactics Continue To Tear Apart Community In East Portland

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We’ve all been watching as the teacher contract negotiations have ratcheted up the tension and anxiety in Gresham-Barlow, Parkrose and Reynolds School Districts this spring. Thankfully, despite some unnecessarily belligerent rhetoric from the local chapters of the Oregon Education Association, Parkrose and Gresham-Barlow successfully completed negotiations and signed new contracts. Reynolds School District, on the […]

PSA: Won’t You Be An Angel To An Occupier Today?

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If I Wanted America To Fail … Transcribed

[5440 note: This is a Facebook note published by true patriot, Kathleen Worman, in Oregon. Reprinted with permission.] FreeMarketAmerica’s, “If I wanted America to fail,” video is so good, I transcribed it. “If I wanted America to fail, to follow not lead, to suffer not prosper, to despair not dream, I’d start with energy. I’d […]

Hey Beavis, Check It Out – He Put His Face On His Balls

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A curious sideshow in the health insurance reform circus: Portland’s transgender benefits go unused

A curious sideshow in the health insurance reform circus: Portland’s transgender benefits go unused

Some interesting economics issues in this story from The Lund Report. What if you offered an insurance benefit that raises premiums, but no one uses the insured benefit? Last June the Portland City Council unanimously approved the new benefit joining Multnomah County and San Francisco April 2, 2012 – None of Portland’s city employees or […]

Gresham-Barlow Teachers to Take a Strike Vote April 11

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Out in East Multnomah County, a low rumble is growing louder as we approach the November elections the end of the school year. Negotiations between a couple of school boards and the teacher unions on new contracts have hit snags in several school districts all at once. This past week, The Gresham Outlook reported that […]

Bluff called, gauntlet thrown – the beginning of the unravelling of Obama’s authority

Apparently, Justice Alito is not the only person who openly questions President Obama’s understanding of the Constitution. Remember when he was caught rebuking the President’s denunciation of Citizens United under his breath during the State of the Union Address? Well, yesterday, Obama went even further. In regards to the pending SCOTUS decision on Obamacare, he […]

The Face Behind The Fluke

The Face Behind The Fluke

We now know that the whole Sandra Fluke “testimony before Congress” thing was staged, as Mark Steyn so aptly phrased it, like summer stock, with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid doing the show right here in the barn and providing a cardboard set for the world premiere of “Miss Fluke Goes To Washington,” with full supporting cast […]

Sandra, you ignorant slut

Sandra, you ignorant slut

It’s apparently perfectly acceptable for Leftists to refer to conservatives Image via Wikipedia in sexually-charged, derogatory terms, but unacceptable for Limbaugh to refer to a feminist activist – or “feminazi”, as he’s been known to refer to the type – as a “slut”  over her demands for free contraceptives. Many of those feigning outrage laughed […]

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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: 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 […]
  • Today’s Top 3 International Stories: UN, Syria & Israel September 29, 2015
    1) Russia and the U.S. have stepped up talks concerning Syria on the sidelines of the UN summit. Russia has been increasing its military presence in Syria to “fight ISIS.” Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the two parties agree to a few basic points on the conflict in Syria: […]
  • Today’s Top 3 International Headlines: UN, Iran & Montenegro September 28, 2015
    1) The UN’s general assembly meeting which marks its 70th anniversary starts today. Major points on the agenda include ISIS, Syria, and the refugee crisis. Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama both addressed the assembly, mostly focused Syria. Iran’s President will also be addressing the meeting. Climate change and the ideals of the UN […]