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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 […]

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 […]

Lots Happening this Week

Lots Happening this Week

No excuse not to be involved this week. There’s the protest rally during the president’s visit, and US Fish & Wildlife wants your input on their grand ideas to take land from private property owners. Take a listen: I Spy Minute Monday July 23 2012 Or read the transcript below. #       #       # If you’re […]

Oregon Education Association Isn’t Hiding It Anymore, Brags About Teaming With Occupy And Socialists

REA members join Occupy Portland

We’ve previously pointed out that the teacher strikes in East Multnomah County have been coordinated behind the scenes with Occupy Portland and the International Socialists Organization: Oregon Save Our Schools – Affiliated With Socialists And Occupy? At first, it appeared that the OEA wanted at least to maintain some separation for the purposes of plausible […]

Reynolds School Board Member Joe Teeny Interview, May 22

Reynolds School Board Member Joe Teeny Interview, May 22

JoeTeeny0522 As mentioned in a previous post, Joe Teeny came on the radio to describe the intimidation his family faced from teachers union thugs.   Like this:Like Loading…

Occupy Seattle, Mayor, Top Cop Deserve Heat

By now you’ve all seen the videos of the melee that took place in downtown Seattle last week. But how did this all come to pass? I attended the Seattle May Day for one major reason; Mayor Mike McGinn warned of violence, stating that he and the police had advanced intelligence that things could very […]

Moronic Occupy Graffiti


But I repeat myself. This was found on my building at work. Too bad spraypaint doesn’t come with an eraser. Like this:Like Loading…

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

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Occupy Catholics!

Occupy Catholics!

Evidently not content with simply alienating Jews, the Obama administration has moved against Catholics as well, stating flatly that there are no “constitutional rights issues” associated with their requirement that all health-care plans in the United States to cover sterilizations and all FDA-approved contraceptives, including those that induce abortions. That this fiat amounts to federal intervention into the free […]

That Explains The Sirens

That Explains The Sirens

So-called Occuturds were littering downtown Portland again last night; ostensibly in support of Freedom in Egypt. You have to love their deep understanding of local, national, and international events. About four of them were arrested during their celebration of freedom in Egypt, and it’s clear that the country over there pays considerable attention to the antics […]

Updated – Creepy Time at Occupy Portland: Meet the “Occubears”

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Dateline Portland Oregon, January 18, 2011 – Lock up the kids honey, Occupy Portland is on the move again.  I have been doing Citizen Journalism for about a year and a half  now.  File this one under whatever the heck you want:  I have officially seen it all.  In a bizarre creepy twist to the so-called “movement,” […]

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 […]

Daylight Disinfectant Weekend Edition: Occupy Meets TEA Party, Hendrix Style

John Kuzmanich, Chairman of the Oregon TEA Party grooves along with Occupy Musician Trent from Hillsboro

Dateline Portland Oregon – January 6, 2012:  On a weekend marked by “Little Christmas” I had a recollection of one of the more positive moments from the stinking cesspool that was Occupy Portland.  It was a video that I wanted to put up but never found the time.  On October 21, 2011 I had an […]

Occupy’s Overtures To ‘Find Common Ground’ With The Tea Party Are A Trojan Horse


If you talk to some of the young idealists who have jumped on the “Occupy Wall Street” bandwagon, you may be tempted to think that they aren’t so different from the Tea Party, after all. I can sympathize with compassionate conservatives who want to reach out to these disillusioned kids and try and divert their energies towards more […]

The Portland Mercury’s Attack on Citizen Journalism: Setting the Record Straight


The day before Thanksgiving I was the target of a hit piece by Portland Mercury’s News Editor Denis C. Theriault that included half-truths, innuendo and outright lies. Nice timing Denis.  When someone sent me the link I was about to leave for the Oregon coast to spend the holiday with my boyfriend.  I refused to […]

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  • Today’s Top 3 International Stories: Syria, Libya & Uganda February 23, 2016
    1) The U.S. and Russia have come to a decision on a ceasefire for Syria, which will include all warring parties except the two largest terrorist blocks, Al-Nursa and ISIS. Previous agreements to stop violence and provide aid have failed to stay in place. Sec. of State John Kerry said if the current deal fails […]
  • Today’s (Late) Top 3 International Stories: Bahrain, Libya & Russia February 18, 2016
    1) On Sunday, four American members of the press were arrested in Bahrain, while covering protests marking the anniversary of Bahrain’s 2011 Arab Spring uprising. Family members now report that on Tuesday, Bahrain released Anna Day and her camera crew after being interrogated. They have left Bahrain. The government claims the four participated in an […]
  • Today Top 3+ International Stories: Egypt, Mexico, France Plus Syria February 12, 2016
    1) In Egypt, thousands of doctors in Cairo turned out to protest after reports circulated that two doctors at a hospital in the capital had been beaten by police. It is not clear why the doctors were targeted, but it could be because they treated or sympathized with dissenters in opposition to former military leader […]
  • The Odd Appeal of Shirley Jackson October 22, 2016
    Shirley Jackson was a middling writer of the 1950s—and the fact that she was so damn good at what she did must tell us something about writers and their times. Perhaps what it says is that Jackson has been unfairly ignored by the literary establishment, dismissed as a mere horror writer before her death in […]
  • The Trouble With Evelyn Waugh October 22, 2016
    In his notes for a review of Brideshead Revisited that he never completed, George Orwell remarked that Evelyn Waugh “is about as good a novelist as one can be…while holding untenable opinions.” Orwell puts it in the plural but identifies only one such opinion in Waugh’s Brideshead: His belief in God and assent to the […]
  • The Right Kind of Art October 22, 2016
    One does not have to struggle to find a polemic about cultural decline that focuses on the art world. However, Sohrab Ahmari’s The New Philistines stands apart because it examines these questions on serious, philosophic grounds, avoiding the complaining tone of similar works. Ahmari (who is a London-based editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal) […]
  • Seattle Millennials Should Move to Houston October 21, 2016
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  • Portland, Thy Name Is Density October 20, 2016
    Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is following the White House’s advice by proposing to increase the densities of nearly two-thirds of the city’s single-family neighborhoods. Under the proposal, duplexes, triplexes, and accessory dwelling units would be allowed in single-family areas. The plan also proposes to limit the size of a home to about half […]
  • Airline Competition October 19, 2016
    “President Obama promised to fight corporate concentration,” says public interest journalist Justin Elliott. “Eight years later, the airline industry is dominated by just four companies.” It’s true that what were seven major airlines in 2008 have merged into four today. The Antiplanner isn’t sure, however, that this is a bad thing. According to Wikipedia, in […]