Series review: Portlandia

By John Ruberry "When I came into office I took an oath, alright," the mayor of Portland (Kyle MacLachlan) proclaims in Portlandia. "The oath was to keep Portland weird." And so he did. The final episode of Portlandia, a sketch comedy series focusing on the hipsters who have taken over Portland, Oregon, aired on Thursday. … Continue reading Series review: Portlandia

The West Coast’s war on energy and prosperity

By John Ruberry While I'm watching snow fall outdoors at Marathon Pundit world headquarters in Morton Grove, Illinois, the rest of my family is vacationing in southern California. When they drove into California at Needles, just as the Joads did in The Grapes of Wrath, they were also greeted by more desert, as well as … Continue reading The West Coast’s war on energy and prosperity

Uncaptured Criminals a “disfavored minority”

Liberal Oregon overwhelmingly voted to deny drivers licenses to illegal immigrants and our liberal friends are not taking this lying down: A group of Mexican immigrants is suing to reverse a decision by Oregon voters on a 2014 ballot measure that prevents undocumented immigrants from getting Oregon driver cards. The real comedy here is the … Continue reading Uncaptured Criminals a “disfavored minority”

Voices at RNC Boston Art Robinson (OR)

I spoke to the GOP chairman in Oregon during RNC Boston last month: I think Oregon's entire vote by mail system is one of the worst idea's I've seen in the history of voting. Some might think these posts are superfluous as this event was so long ago but remember these are the decision makers … Continue reading Voices at RNC Boston Art Robinson (OR)