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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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  • Looking at Fossil Fuels Through Different Lens May 27, 2015
    Yes, we should continue searching for new energy sources that leave a lighter carbon footprint. But it is not practical — nor rational — to think we can just stop using fossil fuels, which are so completely woven into our daily lives. What we need is thoughtful debate, not reactionary thinking as thin as bumper […]
  • Senate Eager to Add More Money for Drought Prep May 27, 2015
    The Washington Senate Ways & Means Committee unanimously recommended Tuesday that $18 million be allocated to fight Washington’s drought. People in the urban Puget Sound area are not feeling the direct effects. But rural Washingtonians — especially farmers — have been hit hard. The post Senate Eager to Add More Money for Drought Prep appeared […]
  • Senate GOP: Open Up State Union Contract Talks May 27, 2015
    Committee Chairman Andy Hill, R-Redmond, said the proposal was an attempt to make contract talks more transparent in a system where employee dues are sent to unions that can make political contributions to candidates, including the governor's race. That's different from the private sector, he said. The post Senate GOP: Open Up State Union Contract […]
  • Today’s Top 3 International Stories: Burundi, Syria, Poland & Ireland May 25, 2015
    1) Zedi Feruzi, an opposition leader in Burundi and his bodyguard were shot and killed over the weekend. In response, many of the leading opposition figures in Burundi have fled or gone into hiding. Massive protests against President Nkurunziza have led to violence, with 20 killed, but also mass exodus, with more than 100,000 escaping the country. […]
  • Today’s Top 3 International Stories: Colombia, Cuba & Latvia May 22, 2015
    1) During a pause in negotiations with FARC rebels in Colombia, President Juan Manuel Santos ordered airstrikes on the militants, killing 18 in one of the deadliest attacks against the rebels. Previously, Colombia had ended all airstrikes but the suspension was lifted last month. Peace talks resumed the same day.   2) The U.S. and Cuba have […]
  • Today’s Top 3 International Stories: Syria, Libya & Mali May 21, 2015
    1) ISIS has gained control of the Syrian city of Palmyra. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Islamic State now controls half of the country. 2) New fighting in Libya has killed 10 people and wounded 40. The dual governments in the country continue to clash violently, with the added presence of ISIS terrorists. […]
  • Defining Suburbs May 27, 2015
    Based on surveys asking people whether they thought the lived in urban, suburban, or rural ares, Trulia economist Jed Kolko has defined the borderline between urban and suburban as 2,213 households per square mile (slightly less than 3.5 per acre), while the line between suburban and rural is 102 households per square mile (about 1 […]
  • Amtrak & Innumerate Liberals May 26, 2015
    A number of articles in National Review last week supported the Antiplanner’s view that more infrastructure spending wouldn’t have prevented the May 12 Amtrak crash in Philadelphia. Rich Lowry says Amtrak is a huge waste that carries so few passengers that it is “a rounding error of American transportation.” John Fund shows that Congressional budget […]
  • In Memoriam: the Fifth Amendment May 26, 2015
    The Antiplanner spoke in Spokane last Friday at the annual meeting of Spokane chapter of Citizens Alliance for Property Rights. The focus of my presentation was how cities have eroded the property rights protections of the Fifth Amendment in order to promote the density schemes of urban planners. The Fifth Amendment, which says that government […]