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Posts tagged Multnomah County

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 […]

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 […]

The Soft Bigotry Of Low Expectations – Portlandia Shows Its Liberal Racism Again

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As we’ve seen throughout this nation’s history, the vast majority of bigotry and institutional racism comes from the American Left, not the Right. Whether it’s Jim Crow Laws, the KKK, eugenics or the defense of slavery, the Democrats and the Far Left have a rich historical tapestry spun with the fiber of racial prejudice. Now […]

Oregon’s Secretary Of State Calls Voter ID “The Conservative Right Wing’s War On Voting” | FreedomWorks

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Despite strong support for basic, common sense laws ensuring the integrity of the vote across the country (see here, here, here, here and here), the Left continues to insist that requiring positive identification and verification of eligibility before voting is somehow suppressive, racist and and an evil plot to steal elections for Conservatives. Few public […]

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 […]

Critical Race Theory in Your Local Schools

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[This is an updated version of a post at my education blog, http://hillsboroerik.com .  Sadly, it has become even more relevant in the intervening months, with revelations about President Obama’s close association with Critical Race Theory pioneer Derrick Bell, and national leftist groups fanning racial flames at every opportunity.   It is important to realize that this is […]

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 […]

Cancelled November Global Warming Meeting at OMSI Rescheduled for January 25

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Dispatch from Gordon Fulks, PhD: MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT (Cancelled November Global Warming Meeting Rescheduled) WHAT: The much talked about Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) meeting on anthropogenic (human caused) global warming has been rescheduled! Come take a look at the science, both the logic and the evidence. Is human caused global warming the […]

Democrat Party of Oregon Twitter Account Hijacked?

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I opened up my Twitter machine briefly this afternoon, and was rather shocked by the spew coming from the official Twitter account of the DPO. I honestly wasn’t sure if it was real or if it was a spoof account. In fact, the stream of posts reads like the petulant diatribe of a grounded junior […]

NEWS: BREAKING HARD

NEWS: BREAKING HARD

U.S. researchers, using orbital technology, have discovered low-level but unmistakeable signatures indicative of some degree of sentient activity within the previously impenetrable hive referred to as METRO. Snug in their greenly-remodeled former Sears store (which cost taxpayers more than double what it would have cost to demolish and rebuild on the site), the regional government agency […]

Oregon TEA Party May Have Protected Portland Landmark From Further Damage by Occupy

Workers repair damaged elk statue downtown, probably damaged by Occupiers.  Actions by the Oregon TEA PArty may have prevented further damage.

Dateline January, 7 2012 Portland OR – Flash.  KATU News is reporting that “The Elk,” an art icon which was situated within the illegal Occupy camp, was quite possibly damaged by the Occupiers!  On November 12, 2011; fetid protestors were forcibly evicted from Chapman and Lownsdale Public Squares by the Portland Police Department.  They had been inhabiting the […]

Sammy’s Vision For Portland

Sammy's Vision For Portland

The Portland Bureau of Transportation, preparing to cut $16 million from its upcoming budget, proposes to stop repaving major roads for the next five years. It’s not as though drivers will notice – under Portland “mayor” Sam Adumbs, roads haven’t been maintained anyway. But mayor Adumbs has to find $2 million to bring a spiffy bicycle-rental program […]

The Real Reason Mayor Sam Adams Isn’t Running For Reelection – Transparent Hypocrisy

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Jeff Mapes, Democrat Mouthpiece local political reporter for the paper of record, lent an assist yesterday to lame duck Portland Mayor Sam Adams in his attempt to drive all Republicans out of the city limits: Portland Mayor Sam Adams says he is unhappy about Republican plans to hold a presidential debate here in March because […]

Urban legends: Shaky statistics behind Portland’s claim of having the most strip clubs of any city

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If you have ever visited Portland, it’s fairly certain that someone will proclaim that the city has more strip clubs per capita than any other city. Indeed, Portland’s reputation is international.  Earlier this year, the UK’s Guardian newspaper dropped the factoid in its review of Voodoo Donut. More recently (in an article that doesn’t seem […]

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  • A Review of Research on the Effect of Lower Class Sizes: Many Studies Find “No Improvement in Learning” April 24, 2015
    Researchers at the left-leaning Center for American Progress describe class size reduction policies as a “false promise.” Center for American Progress analysts also conclude that extensive class size reduction policies in California, Florida and other states have not been cost-effective. Bottom line, policies that retain bad teachers in the classroom do more harm to student […]
  • Progress in Focus: More Funding for Education Means Better Opportunities for Students April 24, 2015
    While much of the education conversation in the Legislature right now is centered on the money, it should be focused on what’s at stake – equal opportunity for future generations to reach their full potential. The post Progress in Focus: More Funding for Education Means Better Opportunities for Students appeared first on Washington State Wire.
  • The Politics of Rent Control, Seattle-Style April 24, 2015
    Those who support rent control, including Sawant, have an enormous obstacle blocking their path: a statewide ban. For Seattle to even consider it, the state Legislature would need to pass a measure allowing municipalities to decide for themselves. The post The Politics of Rent Control, Seattle-Style appeared first on Washington State Wire.
  • Today’s Top International Stories: Pakistan, South Africa & Iran April 24, 2015
    1) Today President Obama apologized for all counterterrorism drone strikes including one from January that killed U.S. and Italian hostages hoping for rescue. This particular strike targeted an Al-Qaeda stronghold in Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan. The two hostages killed were American Warren Weinstein, captured in 2011 and Italian Giovanni Lo Porto, who went […]
  • Today’s Top International Stories: Yemen, North Korea & Italy April 23, 2015
    1) Despite promises to end its airstrikes in Yemen, Saudi Arabia has continued to target Houthi-held areas. At least 20 airstrikes took place today, the death count for the raids is unverified but the Houthi health ministry claims 951 people have died and 3,311 have been wounded.   2) China says that North Korea is […]
  • Today’s Top International Stories: France, Ukraine & Yemen April 22, 2015
    1) France authorities announced they thwarted a planned terrorist attack that would have taken place in Paris this past Sunday and focused French churches. They have arrested a 24-year-old man who had weapons, ammunition and clears plans to carry out an attack. Few details about the man in custody have been released so far, but […]
  • America’s Team Trolls Obama April 24, 2015
    If you were wondering why the weather in the nation's capital turned chilly the past couple days, I have an answer: The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots stormed into D.C.
  • General: China Space Threat Drives U.S. Space Warfare Buildup April 24, 2015
    China’s growing space warfare capabilities are prompting the Air Force to develop military space weapons to protect U.S. satellites and shoot down enemy systems, the commander of the Air Force Space Command said in an interview that will air on Sunday. “It’s a competition I wish wasn’t occurring, but it is,” Air Force Gen. John […]
  • Boomer Esiason Slams Maryland for American Sniper Decision April 24, 2015
    Former NFL quarterback and current radio host Boomer Esiason said that he is cutting off the University of Maryland, where he played during his college career, after its decision to cancel a screening of American Sniper.
  • U.S. Land Worth More Than $23 Trillion April 23, 2015
    A new study from the Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates that America’s land, exclusive of buildings or other improvements, was worth nearly $23 trillion in 2009. It has undoubtedly increased since then. The analysis, which was summarized in a Wall Street Journal blog post yesterday, presents estimates by state (for the lower 48 states only) […]
  • A Source of Humiliation April 22, 2015
    Japan has test-run a mag-lev train at faster than 600 kilometers per hour, a fact that is ” further humiliating the US rail industry,” says Business Insider. As an American, I feel totally humiliated by this test. After all, after spending more than $100 billion (about $350 million per mile) on infrastructure that will require […]
  • Because We Don’t Want Them April 21, 2015
    “Why can’t America have great trains?” asks East Coast writer Simon Van Zuylen-Wood in the National Journal. The simple answer is, “Because we don’t want them.” The slightly longer answer is, “because the fastest trains are slower than flying; the most frequent trains are less convenient than driving; and trains are almost always more expensive […]