[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 [...]
Will Ferrell will grovel on a billiards table, wearing a lounge suit made from the finest threads, as long as you agree to vote for Barack Obama.
Seriously, he’ll make you a meal of roast flamingo and seared perch. He’ll bungee jump from the Golden Gate Bridge wearing nothing but an ill-fitting trash bag. He’ll eat… [...]
A former Bill Clinton political strategist writes, "Even if Hilary Clinton runs, her candidacy won’t preempt the party’s eventual takeover by the activist forces.,,The Republican Party’s inability to adapt to America’s cultural shifts and demographic changes is creating an enormous opportunity for Democrats. However, in an age of political alienation wh
A “disappointed” State Health Benefit Exchange Board met in SeaTac on Thursday and questioned the consulting firm responsible for the health insurance processing problems that have left 6000 HBE enrollee accounts in limbo.
Inslee called for businesses to contribute their expertise, acumen and knowledge of technological capacity to the formation of draft climate change policies. AWB VP Gary Chandler noted, "Our biggest issue that you will hear us talk about is competitiveness. We've got to make sure that our manufacturers stay competitive with those in other states.
1) Norway has issued a security alert for a credible threat of attack from Syria-linked terrorists. 2) Iraq has elected a new President, Kurdish politician, Fuad Masum. Reports of a female genitalia mutilation edict by ISIS in Mosul have been denied by the organization, and many experts believe the reports to be false. […]
Tragic downing of Flight MH17 – Dutch have been angry about it – the bodies, the time it has taken. An investigation is on-going. The current facts are disputed by Moscow and the West, much blame from Americans. In the Ukraine conflict there continues to be planes shot down and a move towards Donetsk. Pressures […]
1) The trial of Venezuelan opposition leader, Leopoldo Lopez, began today. Protests in Venezuela earlier this year left 43 dead and 900 wounded. More than 80 people are still under arrest. No serious agreement between the government and the opposition has ever happened despite the 3 months of intense protests. 2) The numbers […]
JERUSALEM—Secretary of State John Kerry came under scathing criticism from Israeli officials and the Israeli press over the weekend for what they characterized as his bungled attempt to achieve a cease-fire in Gaza.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed Hamas has continued to fire rockets at Israel, despite their recent request for a ceasefire. “Hamas doesn’t even accept its own ceasefire. It’s continued to fire at us as we speak. Israel has accepted five ceasefires since this conflict began. Five. We accepted them and we implemented them,” Netanyahu said on
The Antiplanner was apparently exposed to a bad cold when traveling last week and didn’t feel up to writing a timely post for this morning. (Would I have avoided this if I had a driverless car to take me to San Francisco instead flying?) However, someone emailed me in response to yesterday’s post asking if […]
Rail advocates often call the Antiplanner “anti-transit,” probably because it is easier to call people names than to answer rational arguments. I’ve always responded that I’m just against wasteful transit. But looking at the finances and ridership of transit systems around the country, it’s hard not to conclude that all government transit is wasteful transit
Remember the Twin Cities light-rail line that was supposed to average 17 mph but, after testing, was scheduled for just 13-3/4 mph? It turns out that, in actual operation, it averages less than 12.5 mph. That means it takes 53 minutes to go from downtown Minneapolis to downtown St. Paul, 36 percent longer than the […]