[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 [...]
1) Sri Lanka has announced that they will call for early presidential elections. Sri Lanka has a four year presidential term, but will be setting new elections almost two years early. Experts think President Mahinda Rajapaksa is calling the snap elections to take advantage of his current popularity. Sri Lanka’s government has been under a […]
In my weekly wrap-up over at IJReview you can 14 headlines from the international news last week that I think are important to read. Be sure to check it out, including the situation in Iraq, Yemen and Russia.
Do midterms matter? They might to Gen Y if politicians bothers to discuss the topics that matter most to twenty-somethings. Here is my list of the top ten issues for Millennials (complete with Tina Fey/Groot gifs). Read the full article at Political Illusions Exposed: PIE. Photo by KAZVorpal
Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.) released his final Wastebook on Wednesday, and it did not disappoint. Dr. Coburn, who is retiring after this term, chronicled $25 billion spent on 100 “silly, unnecessary, and low priority projects,” this year. The report touches nearly every agency, finding that the federal government is still spending taxpayer dollars to put ani
In an op-ed in the Albuquerque Journal, the Antiplanner argues that transit agencies in medium-sized cities such as Albuquerque should experiment with “bus-rapid transit lite”–meaning increasing bus frequencies, reducing the number of stops so as to speed schedules, and prepayment of fares to speed loading of passengers. But dedicating traffic lanes to buses
The Forest Service has historically been dominated by foresters and engineers, so a wildlife biologist who joined the agency in 1978 wouldn’t expect to advance very far. But after getting a Ph.D. in wildlife ecology from the University of California at Berkeley, Hal Salwasser went to work for the Forest Service and quickly moved up […]
Two years ago, Virginia Beach put a measure on the ballot to extend the Norfolk light rail (which stops at the border between the two cities) into Virginia Beach. All of the advertising for the measure said “Vote Yes to Study Light Rail.” But the actual measure read, “Should the City Council adopt an ordinance […]