Maybe some of us don't take things on the Mercury as serious as you do. But it's really great to see that you are so passionate to challenge the writers of the Portland Mercury to strive for the highest level of integrity. I do hope the work you do trolling about the threads will keep this good publication from becoming just another sleazy Portland-centric tabloid. Oh wait...
Whistle Blaster, first off, you're pretentious and arrogant. Your statement basically says a person that likes sports, is uneducated, and ignorant. You're also insinuating that sports doesn't belong on this site. Well it might be news to you but the Mercury covers sports too. I am a native Oregonian. I live in a state with an awesome basketball and hockey team, Fucking Roller Derby (swoon) and men and women's rugby! A brand new soccer team, and the number 2 college football team in the country. All that makes me so proud, and it's part of this wonderful state. So be sure not to alienate certain groups before you start on a long-winded political tangent.
Second. Um huh, my father is a wise man. I am a fairly liberal open minded person. I have lived in this city my entire life, and it's our passive aggression that is hurling Portland into the dumps. Passive aggression that has led to the problems you point out, as well as the problem of people living as if I should care for them. I don't expect you to care for me, others shouldn't expect me to care about them. I don't believe all homeless people suck. My uncle was homeless on and off for about 20 years before his alcoholism got the best of him and he drunkenly drowned in a 2 foot deep stream. Prior, my father, his brother, let him live with us on and off my entire life, and he truly loved him. That's what my father taught me. His death was tragic, really. So before you arrogantly pretend like you know anything, humble yourself, kid. Now maybe you revel in the grime of our streets and the disgust of those that harass others, but I'm not that naive. And it's nothing that should be defended, unless due to mental illness. These street kids I am talking about are around my age. I even went to school with some of them, and I know that (for the most part) the only mental illness they may suffer from is complete stupidity and selfishness.
Also, your entire article is stuff that most people who live in this city and pay attention to knows. I don't think many people are blind to it, but you assume that you are at some peak level of knowledge, and the rest of us should strive to it. Arrogance is ugly and dangerous... You're not changing lives or challenging much with anything that you have written here. But I'm sure you just feel so awesome about yourself every time you post it on a **Portland Mercury Blog. You're a joke.
If one night you find there is an armed burglar inside your house, who are you going to call??
This isn't going to help much. Though it may help some people, it's those fucking street kids that are the real problem. They actually think they are really cool for their way of life. And we actually accept them! They sit around and hassle people, steal from businesses, drink, do drugs, have sex on the sidewalk. Behave like you owe them something! WTF?!?! They choose to live like disgusting fucking animals, and we should treat them as such. They should be spayed/neutered, or just put down to help curb their feral population. There should be PSA's about it after every Price is Right.
I personally like this. Seems like a lot of you are just way too hip to believe in the paranormal, but some of us do have to deal with such things. Though, I'm lucky enough to not see heads popping up in my windows or be felt up in my sleep. All that sounds more like aliens. This person should really get that checked out. But the pounding on my walls from the inside of the closet, or hearing conversations coming from said closet does get old, and my cat has gotten fed up with all the ghostly shenanigans as well. Might be time for me to learn some voodoo or something.
I am a man. If I get to the door first I will hold it open for whoever is around, whether it's a man or woman. I'm not being chivalrous, just polite. And if a woman get's there first, I have no issues in my masculinity and penis size to let her hold it for me.
But I think she has a great point with scenario #2. And it's not about her thinking every man is into her goodies. I've seen a lot of men do exactly what she's talking about, where the poor girl has to squeeze through his chubby gut and the door frame. It's seriously disgusting. And the men know exactly what they're doing. They are usually sad men with no sex life or clue. If you are offended by what she has to say, you're probably one of those sad disgusting little men. Yeah, you are all pretty fucking obvious. Women don't enjoy it, and people with manners and integrity don't like to witness it.
"I don't think it's reasonable to expect a 15-year old to do this, but I guess I don't associate with dickhead teenagers"
Seriously? Either you had no friends in high school, or you find yourself so radical nowadays that you have lost touch with what it was like to be a teen. Which is sad.
She's 15! Of course that's what she would have done. At 15, I would have done the same thing. I would have been livid. But I'm not a pretentious douche, So I'll admit that I'm not always the best person. But eldpeche, I'm sure you were just an all knowing, extremely analytical teen that never let his emotions get to him while going through all the hormone changes and BS of high school. And to assume this family is anymore dysfunctional than your own just makes you seem so self righteous. Apparently not everybody is at your high level of awesome, analytical thought. Get a clue dude.
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