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Advancing Equity Through Ad Hominem Arguments


[reposted from my blog at] 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 America is a myth, since most success really […]

Is Meritocracy A Myth?


[Reposted from my blog at .] 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 Equity for our students. Do […]

Caught on Tape: Environmental Extremists Enjoy Protest Aboard Catered Yachts

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,” a private yacht which was one of […]

“Investing” in Dems is Like Lending to “Eddie Mush” | JSL Consulting

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 […]

Northwest Coal Train Fight – The Modern Day Spotted Owl | FreedomWorks


If it’s a cleaner burning coal and it lowers costs for consumers, why would environmentalists oppose it? The short answer is that they’ve waged a war on coal, and they want to kill the industry altogether.

Communism Survivor Blasts Salem Gun Grabbers: “You Don’t Know What Freedom Is!”

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[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: “malicious individuals, masquerading as Democrats,.. established … a dictatorial regime […]

Kitzhaber Runs Away: Gives Citizen Journalist The Angry Brush Off

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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 getting the thumbs down […]

Do student loans cause income inequality?

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 observations.  Judge Posner, however, flag a growing […]

Response to DPO 2012 Legislative Agenda

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 […]

An Apology to Our Founding Fathers


    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 something is wrong under our very eyes. I’m sorry that we have become so dependent on […]

“Stop Videotaping People” – PSU Marxism Instructor Tries to Shut Down Free Press

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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 […]

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 […]

Keep the Faith

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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 […]

Occupier Busted Over Weekend Identified As Homophobic TEA Party Trasher


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, including felony robbery and attempted assault […]

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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 […]
  • Loopholes in California Divestment Law Leave Coal Holdings Intact October 13, 2015
    Environmentalists are hailing a new law that supposedly requires the state’s two largest pension funds to divest from coal companies, but a close read of the law reveals loopholes large enough to keep most of the funds’ coal holdings untouched. The post Loopholes in California Divestment Law Leave Coal Holdings Intact appeared first on Washington […]
  • Hillary Clinton’s Personal Server Was Vulnerable to Hackers October 13, 2015
    Hillary Clinton’s personal email server that she ran out of her basement in Chappaqua, New York, was vulnerable to hackers because of the way in which it was wired to the Internet. The post Hillary Clinton’s Personal Server Was Vulnerable to Hackers appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
  • WFB’s Liz Harrington on the EPA’s $160 Million Spin Operation October 13, 2015
    Washington Free Beacon reporter Liz Harrington appeared on Fox Business’s Varney & Co. on Tuesday to discuss her story on the “$160 million PR machine” run by the Environmental Protection Agency. Full transcript below: STUART VARNEY: How about this? The EPA spends a whopping $158 million of your money on its public relations budget and […]
  • Top Down vs. Bottom Up October 12, 2015
    The Brookings Institution’s Robert Puentes takes a look at infrastructure procurement and reaches exactly the opposite conclusions as the Antiplanner. Puentes says that successful infrastructure needs 1. visionary leadership; 2. public sector expertise; 3. standardization; and 4. public-private collaborations. To the Antiplanner, all of these goals and recommendations are exactly wrong. My recommendations would be: […]
  • 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, […]