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fanatics opposed to the very values of a liberal society

February 29, 2012 by

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It’s a rare time when humor and horrific collide, but it does happen, and this is one of those occasions. There is trouble on the horizon: two scientists, Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva, had the audacity to publish a paper in Journal of Medical Ethics in which they argue that “The moral status of an infant is equivalent to that of […]

Unions Fight For Survival: Forced Unionization, Forced Dues, Occupy, And Obama 2012

February 29, 2012 by

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Across the nation, many states are going bankrupt trying fulfill promises to public workers that are unsustainable, and that politicians KNEW were unsustainable when they made them (they knew that the bill wouldn’t come due until they were personally out of office and left the fallout for us to deal with).   This has become […]

Yes, They Are Occutards

February 29, 2012 by

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Kyle Lawrence, a Colorado Springs Occupier, remains in a Denver Hospital burn unit with second degree burns that he received when he was caught on fire during the arson that leveled the Historic Green Mountain Falls Town Hall. Zach Shaffer, 21, made the statement to an El Paso County Sheriff’s deputy the afternoon of Feb. 24, when […]

Oregonian reports on Portland’s misplaced priorities: Despite record revenues, Portland’s transportation bureau is broke

February 28, 2012 by

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The Oregonian seems to have picked up on our earlier posts about misplaced priorities and self-inflicted budget woes at the Portland Bureau of Transportation. The story so far can be told in four pictures. Record revenues at the Portland Bureau of Transportation. “Discretionary” money has almost doubled since 2000. The city’s excuse that there it has […]

TriMet GM Sees A Problem, Will CRC and C-Tran Take Note?

February 28, 2012 by

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The excessively high cost and expense of the Columbia River Crossing project is no secret. This blog, other Conservative blogs such as Clark County Politics, Couv.com and even the Columbian sometimes have spoken about it. The Oregonian, Willamette Week and the Reflector in Clark County have lent their voices to the problems seen by citizens […]

The Government Health Care Ripoff

February 28, 2012 by

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During the past couple of months, we’ve been examining health care plans. Having grown tired of 30-year-olds gumming up the works in my former job, I opted for early retirement; reducing stress levels considerably and obviating the ongoing need for blood pressure medication. My health, sleep patterns, and overall happiness have undergone marked transformations for […]

Eat Your Peas, Drink Your TEA

February 27, 2012 by

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John Kuzmanich, over at KUIK, today discussed some of the apparent efforts by the IRS under the Obama administration to selectively target TEA party organizations around the country. This came out a couple of weeks ago, when a group in Ohio made known what’s been going on for the past year with their application for nonprofit 501(c)(4) […]