been there, done that, got the scars to prove it
danj, if you think street rename is 'easy and wonderful' you werent here in 2007 or werent paying attention.
2007- attempt to rename n interstate ave for chavez > four month city wide crisis > husbands vs wifes/congregations vs pastors/neighbor vs neighbor/outbrakes of anonymus racism/unjust charges of racism by chabez committee.Google up coverage by mercury/willy week/oregonian/sentinel/whoever. talk to Brian rohter at new seasons/bill mildenburger at nite hawk restaurant/anybody in n Portland neighborhood assns. talk to fmr mayor potter.
N interstate was awful mess & 39 ave will be more of same.
Coffee and weed. the Portland Speedball.
Very good coffee. Very good weed. Lots of both.
In Portland people will interrupt you in mid sentence then forget what they wanted to say. caffeine & thc at work. Thats portland.
Culturally its bluecollar-beatnik-hippie-MBA gumbo. Noisy hipster poseurs and introverted poets manque dodging the rain at the same bus stop. smug neihghborhoods harboring friendly literate harmless homeless. Mcmenamins and the Heathman. Civic Stadium and The Beavers.
Portland is the Portland Timbers. minor league but classy in a scruffy way.
almost spring & the rising sap brings more Sam silliness...
Vert, 'If there was nothing, the AG would not have taken the case' = good sound cop logic. Hunter Thompson put it this way, 'if you're not guilty, why are you bleeding?'
Rondine, 'Did you happen to read what he said?' yes he said Adams has his hands around the throat of democracy & its hart to take him seriously anymore.
Blabby, 'I know many of you blogtowners live exciting lives of intergenerational romance, so it all seems normal as can be to you, but it really isn't. It's weird.' at 32 I dated a 19 year old. Is that weird? am I one of the cool kids? if not what are dating rules normal vs weird? are they in the book of Leviticus? (am reading it now but having trouble w / details on meat sacrifice) pls be specific as I want to get this right
Bob R, 'I don't hold Mr. Wurster in "contempt" at all. I just think it's not good at all, from an effectiveness standpoint, for a spokesman for an important political campaign to make his big confrontational pitch without dressing for the part and showing a little professionalism and respect.' Bingo & ditto, should have waited until he was well & groomed
CH, 'I don't recall many complaints when Whore Large showed up at the Save Sam rally with hair resembling a rats nest.' Funny, I recall LOTS of mockery of Storm's appearance at that rally. not complaints exactly. Am not complaining myself about Jasuns hoddie, think hes representing his constituency just fine in his council comments. Constituencey = hysterical old ladies (hi Blabby), closet homophobes (hi VanSmack) single issue special interest voices (hi Rondine) and a few who sincerely think pols shouldnt lie (hi Jasun, i think you might be the only one, gotta give you credit for that.)
'I hope someday you people realize what you've become.' Yeah...what HAVE we become CH?
If you insist on getting your talking points all over Blogtown please have the decency to buy an ad. Newspapers everywhere are hurting.
"Jeme, you back up none of your points in your response to me. No statistics and very little truth." unlike your rants which are packed with stats & citations & logical argument. please. spare us the debaters points. they dont make you look smarter. just do your rants.
'consensual/legal' - objective definitions
'inappropriate' - completely subjective
'sexual contact' - see above
'predator' - subjective + name calling
rondine, people use their own experience as a lens through wich they view the world, especially extreme experience. MADD moms are examples. Some 12 steppers are exampels. Ex smokers. Born again Xtians. I see James Chasses death through lens of lifelong chronic depression / family history / stigma of mental illness / etc. its a human trait. No shame in it. Do you think youre objectivity is at all skewed by your experience? Think for exampel that if Sam Adams ever went to trial you would make it on to the jury? any thoughts on this?
You left off a category, the 'as-a' opposition. 'As a former mentor, I..." "As a victim of sexual abuse..." The special interest hysterics. The single issue, MADD style cranks.
"his hand is around the throat of our Democracy." you cant be serious. even if you are you can t be taken serioulsly with this level of rhetoric.
"It is a very common practice and a free service of Dreamhost to have domain registrations cloaked. One main reason is that I really would feel uncomfortable having my home address easily accessible to to people as "passionate" as yourself." Youre suggesting Bob R is a threatening poster which is nonsense. I respected your courage & honesty Jasun but youre losing me.
"At all costs will I safeguard those that trusted me to protect their identity." protect them from Fred Hampton style slaughter in their homes. noted. "This includes you and anyone's else attempts to destroy my credibility for not giving you the answers you demand. It is not going to happen." honestly dont think your cred is in question at this point Jasun.
pdxrox, "All lies. Sam misrepresented his relationship with Beau and used political manipulation to implement the cover up. He used bad judgement (on many levels) and did not keep within the bounds of propriety." I cant count the levels of subjectivity in those three sentences. can you?
"...victim of a narcissist..."
what is that?
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