Sorry Denis and other Portland Mercury Staff. Street roots has just won my heart over with the funniest article ever about our precious Sam Adams.
Oh poor Sam Adams he is sorta the laughing stock right now and he started out so good. It's ok Mayor Adams you can bounce back in a new career. Maybe Tre at Voodoo Donuts would hire you. Then you can serve donuts to all yr cop friends. Maybe Voodoo could donation a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Portland Police so they can get the money that Chief Reese says they need.
I wonder what he will do about all the coke heads at Weiden & Kennedy. Probs nothing cuz they are the creative class (aka rich trust fund brats who run this town).
Remember when Mayor Sam Adams called Cascadia on me and Denis Theriault chose not to write about it? The mayor needs someone to call Cascadia on him for all his self destructive and abusive behavior. People are crazy right now cuz the world is hella fucked up...and the powers that be (government and media) perpetuate the bullshit. Yes even you Portland Mercury.
Props to kids making art but Black Wagon is hella expensive and when some kids are homeless can you really justify spending 50 bucks on an arty shirt for yr kid who is a brat and entitled? I think not.
Mayor Adams it is sooooooooo time for you to resign. Many Portlanders (including us queer ones) have lost all confidence in you sir. Retire from your political career for a bit, take a vacation, and regroup. You did a good job for awhile, but your time has come...and DENIS C. THERIAULT stop being such a tool and be an investigative reporter.
OMFG. No it is not just personal. That's the point dude...and just because I say someone is a decent guy and I don't want his political career to be totally over does not mean that I don't have some serious complaints about his actions as mayor. Shit be complicated.
blownspeakers: Don't be a dolt. Many people, including myself, believe the mayor has not been very accountable in his position...so no, not just because he didn't call me back. Look, Sam is actually a really decent guy. His boyfriend Peter is even nicer. Sam does seem to have a self destructive streak though and many people who have worked for him have agreed with me on this.
In my opinion, he also has not reached out enough to communities of color and other marginalized groups (aka poor people). Sam is an incredible fundraiser, which is a good thing for Portland, but where is the equity?
Then for the most part, Portland media bows down to Mayor Adams. I admit when the first recall happened, I stood by Sam's side. Storm Large even performed "Stand by your Sam" at a rally, which I took my kid to. I also rode my tandem bike with my son in the Pride Parade with the mayor's crew when many in the queer community were still very upset with him and shouted obscenities as we rode by.
I supported Sam's political career in many different ways and while I don't necessarily want his political career to be over, I would appreciate some amends and reparations.
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