have made 54 years so far, more than 1/2 through. rantingsofatrimetbusdriver. blogspot.com
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Look, whether people 'like' me or not is not relevant. What we are talking about is coverage of a public event. An event that affects everyone paying payroll taxes and fares into Trimet.
Trimet is supposed to be about the public. The fact of the matter is its about its executives who basically 'own' the transit system and manipulate it the best way for them.
These executives are making absurd amounts of money off the public tit.
Just look at the mainstream medias coverage of this event. The Oregonian completely left out the issue of Bloggers, the Tribune left out Randy Stedmans "your a bunch of fucking liars' and there has been no coverage on the tv.
Let me also state that without Rantings of a former Trimet bus driver blog there would be NO (in caps) NO COVERAGE OF THE BOARD MEETINGS PUBLICLY, all the coverage emanates from the blog and the people that help me keep it going.
The live scanner account also was created by the Rantings blog, there are numerous other blogs that started on the rantings blog.
The blog has broken more then a few news stories..
So you can hate me if you want, but stop trying to put a lid of freedom of the press.
Anybody that supports exclusion of an actual source of news and opinion, weather they are 'official' or not supports government fascism , because that is what it is.
Nobody forces anybody to read any of it.
But it should be there as a reference for everybody.
By the way Kudos to the Mercury for staying current on this story and reporting it accurately
"Doesn't Tri-Met allow workers of age to retire with full medical bennies after only 5 years of service? "
~~~~~~~~~~~~> no its 10 years at 58 and we do not get free health care
By the way MAX has been critical of me also, to the point of fact checking some of my material and forcing me to edit some of my posts.
Cameron (and anyone) has a right to criticize me, I am no stranger to being criticized so its part of being a controversial blogger.
But he as well as any government official, have NO right to exclude people from government functions, UNLESS THEY DISRUPT THOSE FUNCTIONS.
There has never been an incident of me disrupting any public meeting.
And I've been to plenty.
Cameron has gotten on his high horse and believes in Fascism.
Who is he (who is anybody) to use subjective criteria like he is doing.
There is only one reason to exclude anybody, if they disrupt the meeting.
The content that we publish is our business, nobody has the right to judge it.
Cameron puts forth the notion that somehow I have 'ruined it for other bloggers'.
That's an absurd statement, absolutely absurd and what it shows is how Cameron has allowed his emotions to overrule his intelligence in this situation.
Amy Ruiz during the teenage kissing girl incident went after me.
"Margulies—whose blog includes a Photoshopped picture of TriMet GM Neil McFarlane's head topped with a dick—has since blogged some of his thoughts:"
~~~>That picture was not created by me but I do use it yes
And what is it Trimet is so scared of? We will disrupt the meetings? Well they can throw us out for good if that happens.
I'm ok with the Labor Press in any event and Portland A-Foot, even the Mercury passes (although some of your articles have been anti union and a former reporter of yours directly attacked me)
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