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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

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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

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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!

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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 […]

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

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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 | NewsBusters.org

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  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

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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 […]

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 NBCNews.com 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

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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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  • 5-Point Analysis at Legislature’s Halfway Mark March 5, 2015
    It is hump day in the 2015 legislative session, day 53 of 105, after which lawmakers adjourn. At least that’s their hope. And it’s 1, 2, 3, why aren’t they fighting more? Maybe it’s the sunshine. Maybe it’s the lack of elections next fall. Or maybe everyone’s drinking a new brand of tea. Whatever the reason, […]
  • A ‘Battle for Seattle’ Between Two Airlines is Fueling Huge Growth March 5, 2015
    The explosive growth causing traffic jams at Seatac, the country’s 15th-largest airport, is being fueled by a battle for supremacy between two airlines, one that calls Seattle home and the other that sees the Pacific Northwest as the gateway to lucrative Asian and European markets. The post A ‘Battle for Seattle’ Between Two Airlines is […]
  • Dozens of Tech, Education and Nonprofit Execs Urge Passage of Computer Science Bill March 5, 2015
    In a strongly worded appeal, five dozen business and education leaders — including those from Microsoft, Amazon, and Starbucks — are urging Washington lawmakers to approve a bill that would expand computer science education in schools across the state. The post Dozens of Tech, Education and Nonprofit Execs Urge Passage of Computer Science Bill appeared first […]
  • Top International Stories to Watch Today: Boko Haram, Egypt, Libya (plus South Korea) March 5, 2015
    Note: The U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was attacked in Seoul by an anti-war/reunification activist this morning. Lippert is stable and recovering.   1) Boko Haram released an ISIS-style execution video at the beginning of the week. The video alleges the two men are spies, and shows their bodies, but not the beheading. There […]
  • Top International Stories to Watch Today: Lithuania, Nigeria & Argentina February 27, 2015
    1) Due to fears of Russian aggression, Lithuania has reinstated compulsory military conscription. The Baltic region of Europe that borders Russia has placed a new priority on strengthening their military. The draft previously ended in 2008.   On Friday, Russia held military exercises just on the other side of the Estonian border. While both Estonia and […]
  • Top International Stories to Watch Today: Syria, Afghanistan, & Ukraine February 26, 2015
    1) More than 220 Assyrian have been abducted by ISIS, an airstrike campaign has started in the region. (Also, we now know who Jihadi John is.)   2) A car full of explosives ran into a NATO convoy in Afghanistan, targeting the Turkish envoy, at least one Turkish soldier died.   3) The United Kingdom will […]
  • Every Kind of Fail March 6, 2015
    Does Miami need a light-rail line? In 1988, the Florida city built the Metromover, a 4.4-mile automated system that cost twice as much as projected and carried less than half the projected riders. Although Wikipedia claims this is a great success, the National Transit Database reports that it carried less than 31,000 riders per day […]
  • Empty Nesters Moving into Bigger Homes March 5, 2015
    The Minneapolis Star-Tribune is “surprised” that retirees are moving into bigger homes, not smaller ones like the “conventional wisdom” dictates. Of course, that’s the conventional wisdom of urban planners, not demographers or economists, which means it is more like untested hypotheses, not wisdom. In any case, people who have accumulated a lifetime of toys and […]
  • No Infrastructure Fund March 4, 2015
    A lot of people have proposed that Congress create an infrastructure bank that would fund or finance the reconstruction and expansion of America’s transportation and other infrastructure. One problem is where the money would come from. Another problem is how would it be allocated. Representative John Delaney (D-MD) thinks he has the answers to these […]