Category Archives: 2014 November

Tom’s Tidbits- The silver lining

Greetings! As Karl Rove was spinning the 2012 Republican collapse, FOX’s Megyn Kelly famously asked “Is this just math that you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better, or is this real?”  As the Dems try to spin … Continue reading

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Keith Tucker’s “What NOW?!!” Toon for November

               

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Veterans Day

Where in the world are tomorrow’s veterans? Veterans’ Day was Tuesday, the day when we all said “thanks” to the people who have put their lives on the line for our country for 238 years.  Day after day, year after … Continue reading

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Legalized It!  What Now?  

Measure 91 gives a welcome nod to rationality Looking back, many of our Feature articles seem to lean a little toward the depressing side.  We’ve written about police abuse, endless war, corporatocracy, political malfeasance, corruption, and so much more, and … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with your car? 

Here’s how we find out… for sure. While we were deeply saddened to learn of Tom Magliozzi’s passing, Click and Clack, the Car Talk guys, have done the automotive world a bit of a disservice.  They’ve led people to believe … Continue reading

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Drew’s Kitchen- Pasta with smoked salmon  

Thanksgiving, our national celebration of gluttony, is just a few weeks away.  What are you going to bring to the family potluck?  Mashed potatoes?  Jello salad?  Nut mix?  C’mon, you’re an Oregonian… bring salmon!  Drew’s recipe this month makes sure … Continue reading

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Shop Talk- Save up to $200 with Automotive Amnesty!

The bridge will be closed Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, Nov 19-21, 2014.  Even with the closures traffic isn’t very bad as folks take the Ross Island, Morrison, or Oregon City bridges to get to us.   Still, we want to … Continue reading

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Health Notes-  Our Ebola coverage… relax, it’s short

Ebola!  Ebola!  Ebola!  It’s everywhere!  Except that it’s not.  The inflammatory, wide-eyed news-ish coverage of it is everywhere, but in the US there have only been 8 cases and 1 fatality. Yes, you have the same chance of dying of … Continue reading

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Sellwood Bridge Update- The whole Bridge construction in 3 minutes

Although there will be a brief bridge closure from November 19-21, 2014, it’s all part of the plan.  The Sellwood Bridge Project is proceeding slowly, but with no major hitches or delays.  Traffic will be flowing on the new bridge … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight- “The Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell

Legalized pot.  Gay marriage.  Charter schools.  Tea Party and Occupy.  Iggy Azalea and twerking.  Hula hoops, school shootings, ebola…  what could they possibly have in common?  All these things, for better or worse, have popped out of seeming obscurity to … Continue reading

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