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“I was absolutely disgusted.” Exclusive interview with the student who discovered the blocked websites

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This week, it was revealed that Nonnewaug High School in Connecticut had access to conservative and religious websites blocked for students conducting academic research. Today, Andrew Lampart, the whistleblowing student, is continuing to speak out. In an exclusive interview with 54° 40′ Or Fight!, Lampart shared what a whirlwind this has caused over the past […]

False Premise Number One: “Something vs. Nothing” | JSL Consulting

Guest post from my buddy John LaRosa. Good read as always. via False Premise Number One: “Something vs. Nothing” | JSL Consulting. I’m tired. I’m really, really tired. Am I getting old? Yes. But while I certainly prefer aging to its alternative, my sprint toward transitional assisted living and perpetual underground residency is not what […]

Guest Post: “RINO” vs. “Moderate Republican” | JSL Consulting


My buddy John LaRosa has a compelling new post at his blog: “RINO” vs. “Moderate Republican” | JSL Consulting.   In case you haven’t noticed, there is a battle going on, and I’m not talking about the “war on” poverty, drugs, illiteracy or terror. The conflict I’m talking about is taking place within the Republican Party. In […]

GOProud Board Member Resigns; Contemplating Primary Challenge To South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham

Bruce Carroll, an openly gay Republican and board member at GOProud, has resigned his position on that organization’s board of directors. He is seriously contemplating making a run for Senate and challenging Lindsay Graham in the primary. He would be South Carolina’s first openly gay Senator.

Regarding Dick Armey | RedState


For your consideration, from Erick Erickson: Regarding Dick Armey | RedState. This constant drip of stories about FreedomWorks is rather pathetic. So Dick Armey shows up with a gun toting security guard to launch a coup against FreedomWorks? OK. What’s telling is that Team Armey is doing a lot of talking to Mother Jones — […]

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 […]

Who Are The Real Obstructionists?

Who Are The Real Obstructionists?

Obstructionism for me, but not for thee … From Revealing Politics: Obama ralliers exiting an Obama event at Ohio State University are asked by Caleb Bonham about what they think of so-called “obstructionist” politics. Many of the Obama supporters blamed Republicans and denounced obstructionist tactics. The most ardent activists called for Republicans to cross the […]

Proof That Don McIntire Is Not Satan

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With the news of the death of Don McIntire, author of Measure 5 in Oregon, the left is once again coming out of the woodwork with the perennial complaint that M5 is solely responsible for the sorry state of our schools. Here now is proof positive that spending is not the problem. M5 did NOT […]

Oregon’s Racist Connection

The current head of that racist organization known as Oregon Tea Party, John Kuzmanich, and the current head of the racist organization known as Multnomah County Republican Party, Jeff Reynolds, teamed up some time ago to form a political advisory business that helped to propel Love into a come-from-behind victory in the Utah primary election. […]

Romney and the 47 Percent « The Liberty Bullhorn


Over at The Liberty Bullhorn, SR Larson makes the strong case that the “47 Percent Video” was a gift to conservatives. This is an argument the Left does not want to wage, because they know they’ll lose. We have all heard about the now-infamous video where Governor Romney talks about the 47 percent of Americans […]

Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Files False Tax Return, New York Times Not Interested |


  Yes, shocking though it may be, another Democrat politician from New York has been caught filing a false tax return.   And, shocking though it may be, the legacy media (or lapdog media, if you prefer) have been busily covering up for her:   Now, if this were a Republican member of the United […]

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


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 […]

Romney Acquits Himself Well Against David Gregory

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Mitt Romney appeared on Meet The Press on Sunday, September 9 with David Gregory. Perhaps the biggest headline was that he took Congressional Republicans to task for not holding the line in the debt ceiling negotiations in 2011. Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Transcript: >> i spent time […]

Amazon Election Heat Map: What does it mean? | Stacy on the Right


5440 Blog Friend, and all around great gal, Stacy on the Right has an intriguing story today regarding the Amazon Election Heat Map. Does it portend anything for November? Take a look.   A dear friend sent the Amazon Election Heat Map over this morning.  It tracks every book purchased through Amazon by categorizing the […]

The Ron Paul Disenfranchisement

The Ron Paul Disenfranchisement

The Ron Paul followers greatly out-organized the rest of the Republicans at Saturday’s convention and managed to elect 8 of 10 of their delegates using a Trojan Horse strategy–posing as Romney or Santorum supporters. While one has to admire their organizational abilities and tenacity, there are some problems doing things this way. Take a listen: […]

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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 […]
  • 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 […]