Denis C. Theriault 
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Re: “Hales, with "Reluctant" Vote, Swings Portland Back into FBI Anti-Terror Task Force

It wasn't meant to be "sarcastic." It was just a direct, descriptive quote, a word he used, not mine, to characterize his vote—and apparently a good reminder why one-word quotes when used earnestly are often poor choices.

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Posted by Denis C. Theriault on 02/20/2015 at 10:43 AM

Re: “John Kitzhaber Should Resign as Governor, Says the Oregonian Editorial Board

frankieb and Todd: That bit wasn't so much about directly comparing the relative sins of the men involved. I actually don't think the substance of the scandals is similar at all.

It was just about noting how sometimes politicians ignore resignation calls from editorial boards. It comes down to what their allies can stomach instead. Cogen lost his colleagues, Adams didn't and soldiered on despite relentless piles of bad press. What Kitzhaber's scandal has in common with Cogen's is the blending of the professional—money and influence—with the personal, which may tip the governor toward the same fate.

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Posted by Denis C. Theriault on 02/04/2015 at 11:39 PM

Re: “A Bridge Broken

Wait, Babygorilla... he is!

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Posted by Denis C. Theriault on 02/04/2015 at 2:03 PM

Re: “Nick Fish Balks at Allowing Short-Term Rentals in Apartments and Condos; the Expansion Still Passes

One of the wrinkles I reported in October: There's nothing to stop a landlord from designating a unit or two in a building as short-term-eligible and raising rents accordingly, to capture a portion of that "sharing economy" cash flow.

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Posted by Denis C. Theriault on 01/14/2015 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Good Morning, News: Street Fees, Massacres, Hostages, and Bill Cosby's Rape Joke.

Way belatedly fixing that! Thanks! Both of 'em were from the WaPo.

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Posted by Denis C. Theriault on 01/09/2015 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Good Morning, News: Dead Dogs Have Souls! PSU Cops Will Have Guns! The Government Has Money!

I guess you could call someone you've never met a "dipshit" for thinking it's unfortunate that someone spent 22 years in prison on charges that were eventually dismissed.

Or you could civilly disagree.

But that would mean we lived in a world without anonymous internet comments.

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Posted by Denis C. Theriault on 12/12/2014 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Cops Explain Why I Was Detained Longer Than Other Reporters During Ferguson March: Commander Didn't Recognize Me

I'm impressed, Andy from Nutriatown!

You're the first person in maybe 25 years to stick an "e" at the end of my name as part of a schoolyard taunt. Which means you somehow think it's funny and appropriate to trade in stereotypes about women being weaker than men. That's the point of that insult, right? It's supposed to sting because you compared me with a "girl," right? And being like a "girl" is icky and unmanly, right?

You could have played that a lot of different ways, if you thought I was whining too much, without resorting to misogyny. Try harder next time.

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Posted by Denis C. Theriault on 12/02/2014 at 1:13 PM

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