Pete Forsyth 
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Updated on August 25, 2009 at 6:51 PM

Latest Review

Re: “Eagles Lodge (F.O.E.#3256)

Okay, seriously. I don't know why the rest of you don't join the lodge. We raise $$ for charities like the Oregon Food Bank and the Giving Tree; the booze is cheap; friendly service; free wife, and very soon a public computer terminal; pool tables, shuffleboard, Golden Tee; and hey, if you're not sold yet, we've got live bingo action and square dancing.

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Posted by Pete Forsyth on 08/12/2009 at 2:37 PM

Recent Comments

Re: “Hall Monitor

So pleased to see some increased media attention on this issue. A $40 million stadium is one thing, but this $100 million to $400 million project been below the public's radar for way too long.

Posted by Pete Forsyth on 08/07/2009 at 3:02 PM

Re: “Old People Can't Handle the Twitter

Well done, Sarah! I think sometimes I have too MUCH patience for trying to explain this stuff, when sometimes pointing and laughing at the spittle-dripping geezer is the only rational approach.

Posted by Pete F on 03/09/2009 at 1:19 PM

Re: “From Lewinsky to Breedlove

Okay, I stand corrected on sex shows -- that's a surprise to me, and I wasn't familiar with State v. Ciancanelli. As far as I know, strippers are barred from crossing various lines that are deemed overly sexual -- but maybe that's something that applies only to a certain class of businesses. I guess I'm out of my element on that one.

As for euthanasia, that is a word with a very precise definition. What the Death with Dignity Act permits is nothing like euthanasia. Death with Dignity allows certain mentally competent, terminally ill patients to take an action on their own; euthanasia is the act of a doctor. Fundamentally, utterly different things.

Posted by Pete F on 01/21/2009 at 5:29 PM

Re: “From Lewinsky to Breedlove

JasonC, what a weird comment. Neither euthanasia nor live sex shows are legal in Oregon.

Posted by Pete F on 01/21/2009 at 4:18 PM

Re: “From Lewinsky to Breedlove

On reflection, I see that this post is a "work in progress." Consider some of your work effectively "crowdsourced." I'll be watching for the final product.

Posted by Pete F on 01/21/2009 at 3:06 PM

Re: “From Lewinsky to Breedlove

You're "curious"?? C'mon, ya lazy bum! A quick search reveals that, the day after Clinton's admission, the Big O asked "Can we ever trust him again?" but did not call for his resignation.

Of course there might be other editorials, but...I'm not paid to search 'em! Get to work Dan! ;)…

Posted by Pete F on 01/21/2009 at 3:04 PM

Re: “The Ruiz Questions, Part Two: "It was just these canned just felt like window dressing. I just didn't get a sense that I was part of a real interview, like there was no integrity to it."

D, did you notice the words "or" or "preferred" in the job listing? I don't see how this person's sour grapes should cause us concern. As a regular reader of Amy's reporting, including issues I have great familiarity with, it's clear to me that she has the kind of critical thinking, communication, and relationship-building skills emphasized in the listing. There are plenty of urban planning experts in the bureau(s); this position requires a communicator and a critical thinker. Amy will do fine, and this anonymous sourpuss, if as great as he/she claims, will also find a job. Next story?

Posted by Pete F on 01/20/2009 at 1:21 PM

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