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Anarchy (or not) for Christmas
Oregon Magazine, by Art Hyland

Original Article

Posted By:previouslyon24, 12/17/2013 7:52:43 PM

“Why is it we fought against tyrannical, socialist enemies (during hot and cold wars) only to systematically and gradually adopt the same senseless governing philosophies. . .” It’s possible that some of the most well-adjusted people in the world belong to the Mafia. And why not, given that normal, external rules and convention are completely ignored in favor of doing, and getting by with whatever it takes to get the job done. If it means bribery, extortion, or threatening to kill, that’s just part of their routine measures of “persuasion.” Their lifestyle works so well they have little reason to doubt their own sense of well-being.

      


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Posted By: previouslyon24- 3/1/2014 9:04:37 AM     Post Reply
Rudyard Kipling in Captain’s Courageous described one boy’s youth during one period of time as a misguided exercise in the mis-use of power. I don’t recall the name of the man who told me that a life is a journey on a railroad train that having emerged from an infinitely long and dark tunnel is traveling for a while in the light, heading for an infinitely long and dark tunnel not far ahead. Experience is made of the scenes you can see changing out the windows. It is a lovely soft grey pre-dawn in this far corner of the fable called Oregon, and a time when back in the day this now old man once began trout fishing trips

Charles Koch: business giant, bogeyman,
benefactor and elusive (until now)
-- exclusive interview
Wichita Business Journal (KS), by Daniel McCoy    Original Article
Posted By: previouslyon24- 2/28/2014 1:53:50 PM     Post Reply
To the American business world, he’s a giant — head of the nation’s second largest private company. To the political world, he is, by turns, the country’s No. 1 bogeyman and benefactor. To Wichita, he is the Wizard of Oz — ever-present yet rarely seen, influential but invisible. To the media, and by extension the public, Charles Koch is elusive and inscrutable. Until now.

Not to Impeach is Racist
Oregon Magazine, by Art Hyland    Original Article
Posted By: Previouslyon24- 2/19/2014 10:12:56 AM     Post Reply
If there is one thread that weaves throughout the conservative landscape it is this: if Barack Hussein Obama were a Republican, impeachment proceedings would have been seriously considered long ago, and the general mass media would have been providing the grist for it. Here’s the argument that seems the most common illustration: If George W. Bush had decided to issue congress-be-damned executive orders or agency authorization decisions concerning such major areas as immigration, health care, guns, minimum wage, wind farms, global warming, presidential records, natural gas, government travel expenses, establishing bureaucracies, Libya, abortion, pursue accession to the U.N. Law of the Sea Convention, Benghazi – - and this is just a

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Posted By: previouslyon24- 2/18/2014 10:46:01 PM     Post Reply
Foreign Policy: John Kerry calls global warming "the world´s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction." Has the secretary of state forgotten the world´s real WMDs? Or is he just off his medication? There´s a long list of Cabinet secretaries and senior aides to President Obama who have failed the nation so resoundingly they should be shown the door. But Secretary John Kerry, who dumped his military decorations in 1971 and was dumped by voters as a presidential candidate in 2004, should definitely be the first one out. In a pathetic attempt to distract from the Obama administration's foreign policy failures,

Evan´s Law of Inadequate Paranoia
Power Line, by Steven Hayward    Original Article
Posted By: previouslyon24- 2/18/2014 10:34:45 PM     Post Reply
Scott has written here some months ago about Diana West’s provocative book American Betrayal, which has excited considerable criticism from fellow conservatives. I have nothing to add to this controversy now, but I did stumble across this eight-minute video of my first mentor M. Stanton Evans introducing Diana at a recent dinner for Diana in New York. Take in the first few minutes and you’ll get a good helping of Stan’s droll humor, culminating in his “Law of Inadequate Paranoia.” You’l understand why so many are devoted to him.

   

 

  


 
Oregon’s Czar for All Seasons
Oregon Magazine, by Art Hyland    Original Article
Posted By: previouslyon24- 2/6/2014 3:25:18 PM     Post Reply
Democrats were ecstatic in 2010 when they learned that ex-Governor Kitzhaber was still willing to run for office again. No reason to vet someone with his liberal experience and history. It was basically anyone but a Republican, something of a mantra in Oregon politics. But it seems that Oregon has replicated the same mistake the voters did with the Presidency: elect a Czar instead. Chris Dudley, the governor’s opponent, remember him? No matter what you might have thought of him, he would never have ok’d a Cover Oregon. But I digress.

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Posted By: previouslyon24- 2/6/2014 12:13:09 PM     Post Reply
As noted at the top, William Henck has worked inside the IRS Office of the General Counsel as an attorney for over 26 years. Although it goes over some old ground, we submit the following personal account by Mr. Henck for the consideration of readers in the context of current controversies without further comment. He writes: I have been an attorney in the IRS Office of Chief Counsel for over 26 years. Over a number of years, I have attempted, largely unsuccessfully, to alert the public to abuse within the IRS.

Anarchy (or not) for Christmas
Oregon Magazine, by Art Hyland    Original Article
Posted By: previouslyon24- 12/17/2013 7:52:43 PM     Post Reply
“Why is it we fought against tyrannical, socialist enemies (during hot and cold wars) only to systematically and gradually adopt the same senseless governing philosophies. . .” It’s possible that some of the most well-adjusted people in the world belong to the Mafia. And why not, given that normal, external rules and convention are completely ignored in favor of doing, and getting by with whatever it takes to get the job done. If it means bribery, extortion, or threatening to kill, that’s just part of their routine measures of “persuasion.” Their lifestyle works so well they have little reason to doubt their own sense of well-being.

Borrowed Eloquence
Powerline, by Scott Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: previouslyon24- 12/17/2013 7:49:57 PM     Post Reply
Is Barack Obama really the somewhat interesting guy who wrote Dreams From My Father? I doubt it. I don’t say Bill Ayers necessarily wrote the book, but I doubt that it was Obama. He has yet to formulate a political thought in an even slightly original way. Hackneyed phrases and deadening cliches are the essential medium of his expression. His speeches are like New York Times editorials. They ought to be accompanied by a warning: Reading may kill brain cells. There is no premium on originality in political rhetoric, but Obama tests the limits. He extends the concept of recycling into previously uncharted territory.

Liars as Leaders
Oregon Magazine, by Art Hyland    Original Article
Posted By: previouslyon24- 11/1/2013 1:38:04 PM     Post Reply
Obama: “If you like your insurance plan, you can keep it.” Hillary: “We’ve seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful internet video that we had NOTHING to do with…” The media has supported these liars. The truth apparently does not matter to the people at CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, PBS, NY Times, et al. They want their chosen leaders no matter the consequences.

   

 

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The AP Misreports
the Debt Ceiling
Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: previouslyon24- 10/15/2013 9:51:18 AM     Post Reply
I wrote here that no matter what happens with the debt limit, the federal government will not default on its debt obligations. I also noted here that Moody’s–which certainly ought to know–agrees that there is zero chance of default on Treasury bonds. In recent days, many more commentators have made the same point. The government is legally obligated to recognize its debt obligations, and the existing $17 trillion debt can be serviced on less than ten percent of federal revenue. So there simply can’t be a default.

Let´s balance the Budget
Oregon Magazine, by ´Barack Obama´    Original Article
Posted By: previouslyon24- 10/10/2013 11:28:06 AM     Post Reply
As many of you know, the federal budget is said to be out of control. I said this back when I was a senator from the great city of Chicago and state of Illinois, where I learned how governments can actually run properly. But what I meant wasn’t what you might think. I’m one step ahead of all of you, if you pardon my audacity. What I found out in my time at the Illinois statehouse and on the streets of Chicago is that you let your enemies do the dirty work.



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