So, then, he want's to take Fish out of Water?
I've slept outside and I don't like having to walk around campers on the sidewalk. Food-carts are a nuisance, as well. I don't care for side-walk cafes, either. The Tri-Met bus stops on 6th Avenue ought to be removed because they also are in the way, and obstruct the view when watching for one's bus to arrive. Sleeping on the sidewalk at night in front of places that are not open for business is fair and reasonable. Why anybody would want to spend all day sitting on the sidewalk in a tent makes no sense to me at all. Go to the park, library or the mall. Bicyclists ought to ride in the street, unless they ride super slow and walk their bikes as they pass pedestrians on the sidewalk; same goes for skate-boarders.
Yeah, big fucking surprise. Civic pride in this town is non-existent.
I'm just as mad as any other Portland ratepayer about the eye-watering water and sewer bills, but I think this proposed PPWD is an overreach. As infuriating as Randy Leondard's dips into the utility revenue were, they were drops in the bucket (sorry) compared to the main cost drivers of utility spending; namely, the legacy costs of maintaining an over-100-year-old water and sewer system and upgrading it to meet current standards and federal regulations. For example, the city's on the hook for many years to pay back the bonds issued to pay for the Big Pipe; that obligation won't disappear with the establishment of the PPWD. While I appreciate PPWD promoters for firing a shot across the City Council's bow to get them to pay attention to this issue, they and anyone who supports their proposal are fooling themselves if they think their effort, if successful, is going to immediately and dramatically reduce costs.
"I'm totally confident we'll have the resources we need to get this thing on the ballot."
Uh, yeah... I'm pretty confident that Craford/DiLorenzo/Grabenhorst will have the resources they need too.
With an assist from some allegedly-progressive Portlanders, apparently.
This water board sounds like a bad idea, but still better than the City Council using water dollars as a personal piggy bank for whatever shiny new object they get conned into funding. Rehabbing the Rose Festival headquarters? wtf... Just because Randy Leonard is gone doesn't mean this mentality left with him.
Just shut it down. Shut it down now. Forever.
They say I beat up a couple of cops who subsequently had to go to the hospital. However, I don't have any recollection of that. The abusive, Portland State University safety patrollers never identified themselves as sworn peace officers. They asked if they could handcuff me and I said no. Why would anyone allow security guards to handcuff them? When they grabbed me I defended myself. I was a student at the time, who a few weeks earlier, got a ticket for sleeping in an open stairwell adjacent to the park. One of those guards told me I could return during normal business hours, and when I did, he wanted to arrest me. I should have not listened to what he said. A Multnomah County judge ordered me not to discuss this case. Screw HIM! I never was charged for assaulting police officers. How come? Furthermore, I have worked as a security guard. Zimmerman should have simply called the police and let them follow up on what he had observed, but he was in fact dealing with abusive idiots, and was within his rights to play hero. The fact that Zimmerman is Latino and that Black African American Negros and Latinos don't mix in many locals, was not a factor in that case.
Hmmmm, now I'm curious what the percentage of Mercury commenters are White supremacists.
I don't see the similarities between this guy and Chasse. In fact, this guy sounds like a jerk who really was urinating unlike Chasse. His mom sounds like she's hip to the scam. As much as I don't like heavy-handed cops, I hope this goes nowhere because it's not helping real cases of police brutality.
Ahh Brown, there you go - just like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and the rest of the racial hucksters and poverty pimps...
"White privilege"? Gosh, I didn't see the paragraph in my G.I. Bill paperwork that said the bill was exclusive to whites that have served. Perhaps your prejudice and racism is holding you back Brown, maybe you should get some counseling...
My point, dipshit, (since your reading and comprehension skills seem lacking)
is that one can lay around feeling sorry for themselves blaming others, or one can work to better themselves.
As for Trayvon Martin, if a 6 ft shithead attacked me on my street for merely observing his suspicious behavior (while trespassing in my gated community) - I would have lit his ass up too.
Bite it Brown, Martin had it coming. That's why Zimmerman was found Not Guilty
Jarhead~ Oh how nice it must be to be a privileged white man to use the system to your full advantage. Society is so sorry that your father was a felon and that your mother didn't make great decisions on her boyfriends or those who fathered her children... sad story we will all continue to weep for you since you served our country. PTSD keep sharing it with this oh so unfriendly world. Sounds like you might need so sort of pity party for yourself and all the horrific bullshit you grew up in. Do you need a hug yet?
It is dumb ass people like you who appreciate killers like Zimmerman, stand up and be counted, show your face.
Hey Jiggles, congratulations on being a weak, self-loathing candy ass that doesn't have the moral courage to leave a country with a system you deem corrupt. No, you just sit on your ass, play your guitar, and snivel. If you hate this country so much, remove yourself to the Socialist paradise of Cuba, or North Korea.
Arrogant? Perhaps. At least I didn't lay around on my ass drinking, crying "Woe is me", and then sic my Mommy on the police after I was caught acting like a drunken asshole. I took responsibility for my life and worked hard to succeed.
By the way, sugarbritches, the LtCol I worked for in the Corps had a Ph.D in microbiology.
Hey Jarhead, congratulation on being a puppet for a corrupt government! So you happen to be more mentally stable than someone else. Doesn't change the fact that you're an arrogant ass clown. I guess there's a reason they call you "jarheads"; it's an indication of your intellectual capabilities and allusion to your conformist tendencies. Do your country a real service and shoot yourself.
No, I think we are LOAO at you pal.
The pigs over reacted, but when you've been handcuffed and you step through your arms and put your hands in front of your body, you're lucky if you don't get shot.
Lmaooooo. scared to go to jail for a Trespassing 2 charge? scared to be driven downtown and have to catch a cab home. Thats a terrible way to represent the decision to not get arrested.. touche media. touche.
He's 26 and his Mommy is fighting his battles for him? No wonder he's fucked up... Mommy is probably always making excuses and blaming the cops for her fucked up parenting skills. Lady, you had 26 years to fuck your kid up - the police can't fix it in 15 minutes.
I grew up on Welfare, with my father in prison (and mother in a wheelchair.) By the time I was 22 I had finished the military, owned a home, was going to college, and had a job that paid $25K. Pretty good in 1980...
Fuck this screw up, he grew up with Mom in good (Govt) jobs and and still couldn't get it right. He deserves nothing but an "ass-whooping", to paraphrase Rachel Jeantel.
By the way, I have a severe case of PTSD too. I got in the service of my country and have learned to live with it.
I just don't snivel to others about it.
Who is Joe Glicker?
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