[reposted from my blog at http://hillsboroerik.com]
This week we continue our discussion of Hillsboro’s (and many other public school districts’) embarrassing Equity training materials, which are based in Critical Race Theory , redefine “racism” so that only white people can be racist, and teach that meritocracy in Ame [...]
[Reposted from my blog at http://hillsboroerik.com .]
Today we continue our discussion of the politically biased and racist Equity training materials, provided by the organization “Uniting To Understand Racism”, that I began describing in my last blog. These materials have been used to train staff members in how to achieve Equit [...]
Dateline Sunday July 28, 2013 – Portland Oregon: “How Much Is Enough!?!?” asks Jill MacIntyre Witt, a former Occupier and Certified Presenter for Al Gore‘s Climate Reality Project.
This shortly after she is caught on tape accepting deliveries and mowing down copious amounts of food aboard “The Gallant,” [...]
Guest post from John LaRosa.
via “Investing” in Dems is Like Lending to “Eddie Mush” | JSL Consulting.
Hi, my name is John…and, a long time ago, I was a degenerate gambler.
Why do I tell this to the world…or, more accurately, the four people who read my blog?
Simple. Every time a “progressive” talks about “investing” my tax dollars, I get fl [...]
For the past several years, coal industry officials have been attempting to secure approval to ship coal from Pacific Northwest ports to expanding markets in Asia. This would entail approval
English: Northern Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis caurina). Six Rivers National Forest, NW California (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
to increase rail shipment [...]
[VIRAL VID] Dateline Salem Oregon – April 5, 2013: “You don’t know what freedom is because you never lost it!” With a pointed finger Manuel Martinez called out Anti-Gun Committee Leader Floyd Prozansky during heated testimony on Friday. You can bet Prozansky got the message.
To quote Mr. Martinez:
Dateline Portland Oregon – March 17, 2013: Holy smokes two VIPs in one wekend after running into Mayor Charlie Hales who confronted violent Anarchists over the weekend, Daylight Disinfectant ran into Governor John Kitzhaber in the frozen food aisle while doing his grocery shopping over the weekend! The Kitz gets caught on tape gettin [...]
Do student loans cause income inequality?
The distribution—and redistribution of income—is back in the news. The Economist reported on study of the persistence of income distribution from generation to generation, which generated some discussion.
Then, Gary Becker and Richard Posner jumped into the debate with some often overlooked observat [...]
The Democratic Party of Oregon came out with their “2012 Legislative Agenda Items” so I decided to respond to each of the agenda Items to show from a Republican point of view what we felt about them (but these are my words, and I do not represent the republican party):
1. Not surprising they want to overturn Citizens United, but the imp [...]
English: This is a high-resolution image of the United States Declaration of Independence (article (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
My buddy Laurin posted this note on Facebook today, and I found it compelling enough to repost.
Dear Founding Fathers:
I’m sorry that after all we have been through as a nation that we cannot see when som [...]
Dateline November 17, 2012 – Portland Oregon: At an event held at Portland State University Cafeteria that is listed at as a “Public Event” on facebook, a Marxism Instructor tries to shut down the free press. Wael Elasady, who teaches a class in Marxism at Portland State University is one of the organizers for the event: a c [...]
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 bloggers have agreed to cross post their best wo [...]
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 [...]
If there ever was a time to start a movement, that time has come. Did we really think that our everlasting freedom would be won by a few funny tweets, a handful of hashtag hijacks, and a charismatic duo in Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan? To believe that freedom could be won so easily does a disservice to the immense worth of freedom, and also a d [...]
BREAKING. 5440FIGHT.COM EXCLUSIVE. Dateline November 4, 2012. The Occupier busted over the weekend for assaulting police officers and stealing a police bicycle is the same Occupier who participated in the TEA Party trashing and gay bashing in April 2011. Johnny Christopher Wells, a known anarchist has been charged with seven counts, inclu [...]
With Democrats and Republicans swapping claims that each side is resorting to dirty tricks as the days tick down to Nov. 4, allegations are flying through some of the most hotly contested Senate districts. Here’s a roundup of some of the major developments on Thursday: 28th District – Republican Sen. Steve O’Ban vs. Democrat Tami […] The post Election Allega
Washington’s cities and counties say they’re expecting to run low on the money needed to keep pace with growing costs such as health care and paying benefits for more retirees, so their associations went before the House Finance Committee Wednesday to lobby for new revenue sources. Their preferred solutions? Lifting the 1 percent cap on […] The post Unable t
1) The air strikes in Syria on the Islamic State by the anti-ISIS coalition (led by the U.S.) has killed 521 militants and 32 civilians. 2) Venezuela has started a new program rationing foods, basic goods and medical supplies using a fingerprinting system. Major stores and facilities have been taken over by the government. 3) NATO commanders […]
1) American Jeffrey Fowle freed from North Korea unexpectedly. 2) The Mexican government has put a warrant out for the arrest of the Mayor of Iguala where 43 people students went missing. 3) Israel and Palestine are getting heated again after the death of a baby girl. A nephew of a known Hamas bomb-maker drove […]
1) Two shooting happened at a war memorial in Ottawa, Canada. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was murdered. Please hug, virtually or in reality, any Canadian you know. 2) A bomb that went off outside of Cairo University today wounded 11 people. Ajnad Misr (Soldiers of Egypt) claimed responsibility for the bombing. 3) Sit-in protests in the capital […]
As the Antiplanner noted yesterday, the Washington Post has observed that unaffordable housing markets tend to be in liberal metropolitan areas while conservative metropolitan areas tend to be affordable. This is based on a comparison by Trulia economist Jed Kolko of housing prices (in dollars per square foot) vs. voting for Obama or Romney in […]
Here’s a continuation of yesterday’s post with five more economic principles for planners. Today’s principles are a little more complicated than yesterday’s. To clarify, I am using the word “planners” as shorthand for “advocates of government infrastructure subsidies and regulation.” 6. There’s no such thing as a free lunch. Planners would like you to believ
Planners and economists often come to the exact opposite conclusions about various policy proposals. In too many cases, this seems to be because planners (which I define here as “advocates of government spending and regulation”) have a poor understanding of basic economics. To help them out, the Antiplanner has developed ten economic principles for planners.