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Posts tagged Socialism

Americans Can No Longer Afford Détente With The Socialist Left


For decades after World War II, both parties followed an uneasy strategy of détente with the Soviet Union, trying to appease communist demands while appearing “reasonable.”   The Soviets played them for the suckers they were, increasingly demanding more accommodations as their strength and aggression grew. When Ronald Reagan burst onto the political scene, he threw détente out […]

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 […]

Liberal Tolerance On Display – Gracious In Victory, As Always

You may recall the Oregon businessman who took offense to Obama’s “You didn’t build that” quote and put a large sign in his shop window stating, “Hey Obama, I built my business by myself, you lousy incompetent excuse for a President.” Provocative, to be sure. But understandable, given this President’s insistence on continuing the politics […]

Marxist-in-Chief Says He Will Appoint ‘Secretary Of Business’ In Second Term

Romney Campaign Response: Secretary of Business View on YouTube Apparently Obama thinks the problem with our economy is too few bureaucrats trying to control the private sector, and not enough centralized control in the hands of a few elite ruling class “intellectuals” like himself: President Barack Obama signaled if he wins a second term he […]

Voodoo Economics Pt 2: Government Doesn’t Create Jobs


In a recent report, the Congressional Research Service revealed that welfare spending has increased by 33% under Barack Obama, topping out at over $1 Trillion annually. As I pointed out in my previous post on the report, baseline spending on social programs has deliberately been driven up by the Obama administration, despite (or perhaps due […]

Followup: O’Keefe Video Forces Resignation of Rep. Moran (D-VA) Son / Field Director Within A Week Of Alleging GOP Vote Fraud

Earlier today, we covered the latest video sting by Project Veritas that implicated a sitting Congressman in potential voter fraud. Well that didn’t take very long. According to Jim Geraghty: So what has Congressman Moran been up to lately? Three prominent Virginia lawmakers are calling on the Department of Justice to investigate possible voter registration […]

13-Year-Old Jenny Gives Report Cards to Obama and Romney

13-Year-Old Jenny Gives Report Cards to Obama and Romney

A brave girl. If you want to understand how brave, read the comments at YouTube. Jenny is a 13-year-old 8th grader who’s been interested in politics for a couple of years. She was confused about the claims of the Democrats and the claims of the Republicans. So, she decided to look at the facts and […]

Oregon TEA Party: Making Friends One Citizen at a Time

kuz and suzie

October 12, 2012, Portland Oregon:  As Mitt Romney surges ahead in the polls, more and more conservatives are coming forward to say “Hi” and inquire about the new Oregon TEA Party Freedom Bus.  As the bus prepares to head off to an event Suzie, an Oregon voter who was driving by with her dog “Rusty,” […]

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 […]

You want family farms and small business, but do you want to pay the tax?

4 generations of  the Bowers Family, 97 year old Great-Grandma Charity to 6 year old great-granddaughter Charity!

A couple of weeks ago I read on a website about how Oregon’s Death Tax has obviously not affected my family because I was a 5th generation farmer.  (Since then they have taken then claim down.) However this group, Tax Fairness for Oregon, knows nothing about my family. Here’s the thing, my great-grandma, the 2nd generation of […]

Rio Plus 20 (I Spy Minute Podcast)

Rio Plus 20 (I Spy Minute Podcast)

It’s been two decades since the socialists and communists scored a bigger victory over the world than they ever did under Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Mussolini, or any other glorious leader. It’s the 20th Anniversary of the glorious Rio Earth Summit. Take a listen: I Spy Minute Thurs June 14 2012 Or read the transcript below: […]

Bill Clinton Wrong on Romney and Austerity « The Liberty Bullhorn

Bill Clinton Wrong on Romney and Austerity « The Liberty Bullhorn

[5440 note: excellent analysis from the Liberty Bullhorn. Here’s an excerpt.] Predictably, the European welfare state crisis is making its way into the presidential campaign. So far, this influence is limited to ill-informed rhetoric. Using Bill Clinton as its talking head, the Obama administration is attacking Romney for being a herald of European-style austerity in […]

MarketWatch Says Obama’s Spending Binge Never Happened, Keeps Straight Face


[5440 note: adapted from my original post at FreedomWorks] Just when you thought media bias couldn’t possibly be more blatant, along comes this article from MarketWatch, a purportedly trusted source of Wall Street news. (Never mind that MarketWatch is operated by CBS, who should change their acronym to Cooing Barack Supporters … but I digress). […]

Obama’s ‘Life Of Julia’ Promotes Cradle-To-Grave Dependence On Government, Promptly Becomes Laughingstock of Social Media


Have you met Obama’s new welfare queen spokeswoman, “Julia,” yet? She’s downright “creepy,” as Paul Ryan so fittingly put it.  And that’s not all. Michelle Malkin warns, “Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be ‘Julia’”: Quick, hide under the covers. The nation’s storyteller, Barack Obama, unveiled a frightening new fable on the Internet […]

Podcast: I Spy Minute – Useful Idiots

Podcast: I Spy Minute – Useful Idiots

The Occupy Movement largely fizzled yesterday–after being told going in to May Day that there would be “massive” disruptions all across the U.S. They barely made the news other than to say there was no news. Anyone who’s followed the Occupiers know they are the epitome of what Lenin called “useful idiots”. It’s not surprising […]

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  • Washington State Wire Vacation Time August 12, 2015
    The Washington State Wire will be taking a vacation until the first week in October. Join us then for more original reporting and links to other top articles. The post Washington State Wire Vacation Time appeared first on Washington State Wire.
  • Vying for Governor, Bill Bryant Seeks to Expand His Brand August 11, 2015
    As a Port of Seattle commissioner, Bryant is well known in Westside business and industrial circles, and better known in Eastern Washington’s agricultural world. It’s everyone else that needs an introduction, he says, if he’s to convince them he’s their choice in the 2016 gubernatorial election. The post Vying for Governor, Bill Bryant Seeks to […]
  • Washington State Can Lead on Global Warming and Clean Energy August 11, 2015
    Washingtonians demand urgent action on climate. If our elected leaders won’t lead us forward, then the people will. The Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy is Washington state’s coalition of individuals, organizations and businesses dedicated to reducing global-warming pollution and strengthening our economy. The post Washington State Can Lead on Global Warming and Clean Energy […]
  • Today’s Top 3 International Stories: China, NATO & Mexico October 8, 2015
    1) The U.S. is conducting military drills with the Philippines this week. The drill, the third in the region so far this year, in conjunction with increased air surveillance missions, are seen as a signal to China. The U.S. has been showing a stronger military commitment to allies in the region with territorial disputes against […]
  • Today’s Top 3 International Stories: Afghanistan, Yemen & the UN October 6, 2015
    1) General John Campbell, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, admitted today that an American airship did mistakenly fire on a Doctors without Borders hospital and that the command came from the U.S. military. While the order originated with the U.S. chain of command, Campbell said to the Senate Armed Services Committee that U.S. forces would […]
  • Today’s Top 3 International Stories: Russia, Iraq & Afghanistan October 5, 2015
    1) NATO has denounced Russia’s violation of Turkish airspace. A Russian plane, part of the air campaign against ISIS in Syria, crossed over the border into Turkey. Russia has also received criticism of the campaign in general which Western military experts say focuses not just on ISIS but other moderate rebel groups. U.S. Defense Secretary […]
  • A Marxist’s Amazing Fantasy October 10, 2015
    China Miéville is the densest, smartest, and weirdest writer of fantasy working today. His prose, lyric and flexible, will send even the most educated readers to the Oxford English Dictionary, because Webster’s is often insufficient. He made his reputation with the World Fantasy Award-winning New Crobuzon trilogy, three novels that use the machinations of a […]
  • Jack Kemp Started Winning for America When He Was Five Years Old October 10, 2015
    Winning was one of Jack Kemp’s obsessions from an early age. He described his childhood as “all sports, all the time.” When he wasn’t playing games with his brothers—football, baseball, basketball, or made-up sports—he’d play by himself. The post Jack Kemp Started Winning for America When He Was Five Years Old appeared first on Washington […]
  • Clinton Email Could Prompt New Intelligence Investigation October 10, 2015
    An email forwarded by Hillary Clinton to a colleague that identified a top CIA informant in Libya could trigger an intelligence investigation and add to concerns that she mishandled classified information, according to intelligence sources. The post Clinton Email Could Prompt New Intelligence Investigation appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
  • Platitudes Won’t Solve Metro’s Problems October 9, 2015
    The Washington City Paper asked “thirteen riders, advocates, and experts” how to fix the Washington Metro Rail system. Former Metro general manager Dan Tangherlini and former DC DOT director Gabe Klein offered banalities about “putting the customer first.” Smart-growth advocate Harriet Trepaning thinks Metro “needs a different kind of leader,” as if changing the person […]
  • Which One Lives in a Rent-Controlled Apartment? October 8, 2015
    The progressive’s “preferred two-pronged housing approach . . . is government-owned real estate plus restrictions on private-sector developers,” notes Reason magazine’s Matt Welch writes in the Los Angeles Times, but this strategy will only “make a bad problem worse.” Though California cities spend hundreds of millions of dollars trying to subsidize “affordable” housing, Welch notes, […]
  • Self-Driving Cars in the News October 7, 2015
    60 Minutes covered self-driving cars last Sunday and CBS News took a look at Mercedes’ vision of the car of the future. General Motors, which cut its R&D when it went bankrupt in 2008, now plans to get into self-driving cars in a big way. View More: Newsmakers News|60 Minutes News|Live News|More News Videos Tight-lipped […]