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Re: “Good Morning, News!

That Holland v Mexico game is tomorrow, btw. Today is football-free, leaving me with no choice except for actually getting some work done.

Posted by Stu on 06/27/2014 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Investigation Ongoing, But Union Prez Says Cop Who Killed a Man This Morning "Acted Appropriately"

It is deeply troubling that the Portland police seem to adopt a "shoot-to-kill" policy instead of "shoot-enough-to-stop-the-guy-and-no-more".

It's also deeply troubling that we have a police union who leap to defend their own without waiting for things like facts to come out first. Maybe it'll turn out that they're right, and the cop's life was truly in imminent danger, and there was no alternative way of saving the cops life (since you have to meet both those criteria for killing someone to be even halfway justifiable). After all, once the facts had come out it turned out that the first two shootings this year were both perfectly justified. But when the union make preemptive statements like that, it prevents me from taking anything they say seriously.

10 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Stu on 06/12/2014 at 5:51 PM

Re: “Where Are You Going to Watch the World Cup?

The Horse Brass had a good atmosphere for the big games last time, so long as you avoid the food. Kells is the best downtown option if you can get a seat (and have time to wait for service).

(by the way, anyone know somewhere in Hood River that will be showing games this weekend?)

Posted by Stu on 06/11/2014 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Novick Offers November Deadline to Firm Up Street Fee for Businesses

Oregon City roads are mostly driven on by Oregon City residents (since trunk roads like Hwy 99 get money from a separate pot). So it's reasonable to ask Oregon City residents to pay for them.

Portland roads are also driven on by people from Beaverton, Clackamas, Vancouver, etc etc etc. So it's not reasonable to ask Portland residents to cover all that cost. A large portion should come from either Metro or state.

(or, we could just move to a more sensible metro-wide council rather than a collection of little cities, which would work out cheaper and more representative, but that would cost politicians their jobs so they'll never support it...)

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Stu on 05/29/2014 at 1:30 PM

Re: “It's Not A "Street Fee." It's a "Transportation Utility Fee." Here's What it Looks Like.

@Stank: To be a true Republican at the moment, you have to assume that because they're doing one idiotic thing, everything else they do must be idiotic as well (hence opposing Obama even when he proposes a Republican policy like health insurance mandates).

I don't think Novick has lost all my support yet. But I do think he's being boneheaded on this.

Hales, though, didn't have a whole lot of support from me to start with, so he's well into negative territory.

11 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Stu on 05/22/2014 at 5:26 PM

Re: “It's Not A "Street Fee." It's a "Transportation Utility Fee." Here's What it Looks Like.

So Hales' message is that if you don't like it, TUF luck.

10 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Stu on 05/22/2014 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Their Candidate Lost. But the $15 Minimum Wage Fight's Just Begun.

I think you're missing the most salient point here: What the hell is that inflatable thingie in the second photo???

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Stu on 05/21/2014 at 2:26 PM

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