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Posts tagged Entitlements

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

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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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  • Inslee: GOP ‘Should Be Ashamed’ for Firing of WSDOT Chief February 9, 2016
    Gov. Jay Inslee Monday morning blasted state Senate Republicans for ousting Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson last week, calling the move “scurrilous, underhanded, dishonest.” In a statement Monday afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, blamed Inslee’s appointees for problems at state Department of Transportation, the Department of Corrections and the Department of Social and […]
  • Why Doesn’t 4.9% Unemployment Feel Great? February 8, 2016
    Only 62.7% of adult Americans are working. The so-called Labor Force Participation rate hasn't been this low since the late 1970s. Another reason why the jobs picture still looks gloomy is that an unusually high number of people can't find jobs even though they have been looking for a long time. But the reality is […]
  • Welcome to The Jungle: Society’s Role in Our Homeless Crisis February 8, 2016
    Despite 12 years of court oversight of the foster-care system, the state still has a poor record of finding foster kids when they run away. The state has yet to meet agreed-upon benchmarks, so that legal case, known as the Braam settlement, continues. As documented in a recent Seattle Times Opinion project on youth homelessness, […]
  • Today’s Top 3 International Stories: Syria, Turkey & Zika February 1, 2016
    1) After an entire week’s delay, Syrian opposition finally in Geneva for UN-run peace talks, despite a suicide attack by ISIS over the weekend which killed over 40 people. The UN hopes to find agreements on humanitarian aid and prisoner exchanges, but any progress, no matter how small, will be a victory at this point. […]
  • Today’s Top 3 International Stories: Russia, Syria & the Refugee Crisis January 28, 2016
    1) Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has called for a new “Reset” with the West, erasing the previous U.S. Reset on Russian relations under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2009. Lavrov made clear that the reset would take place on Moscow’s terms and would ignore many contentious issues with the U.S. such as the […]
  • Today’s Top 3 International Stories: Syria, Cameroon & Denmark January 26, 2016
    1) ISIS has claimed a suicide attack in Homs, Syria, which killed at least 24 people. The double explosion, caused by a jihadist wearing a suicide vest and a car bomb, wounded more than 100 people in the government-controlled city. The bombing is another example of continued violence in Syria despite the UN’s announcement of […]
  • Double the Gas Tax for Green Transportation February 8, 2016
    For most of Obama’s years as president, he has opposed raising the gas tax. Now, in his last, lame-duck year, he is proposing a $10 per barrel tax on oil. Since a 42-gallon barrel of oil produces about 45 gallons of gasoline, Diesel, jet fuel, and other products, this is roughly equal to a 22 […]
  • 2014 Transit Data February 5, 2016
    In mid-December, the Federal Transit Administration posted 2014 transit data on line, then withdrew it–but not before the Antiplanner was able to download most of the data tables. Two tables that were not available then were “Service” (including such things as vehicle revenue miles, passenger miles, and average daily trips) and “Vehicle Inventory” (including the […]
  • Are Oil Prices Too Low? February 4, 2016
    Remember peak oil? Remember when oil prices were $140 a barrel and Goldman Sachs predicted they would soon reach $200? Now, the latest news is that oil prices have gone up all the way to $34 a barrel. Last fall, Goldman Sachs predicted prices would fall to $20 a barrel, which other analysts argued was […]