RE: "Things Not Invited Back in 2016" [Feature, Dec 30, 2015], in which Alex Falcone asked Portland's "didgeridoo jam band" and "that group-bike brewery tour thing" not to come back in 2016.
Whoever wrote this article should move out of Portland. We have a fantastic city full of color and charm. Haters like that are the thing we don't need in this place. Keep it friendly and fun. Haters gonna hate! BTW... the didgeridoo band downtown is super cool and that dorky brew pub bike thingy would probably be a hoot. Happy 2016!
posted by Rudohombre
RE: "A New Hope for Affordable Housing" [News, Dec 16, 2015], about a proposed bill to lift Oregon's ban on inclusionary zoning.
Homebuilders and landlords are reaping a huge windfall from the extreme increases in housing prices. A program like inclusionary zoning can capture some of that value that our communities are creating and dedicate it to the community's need. It's not controversial anywhere else in the country, and most developers recognize that they won't be significantly hurt by this bill.
posted by Euphonius
LAW & ORDER: STFU
RE: "The Best of the Worst of I, Anonymous!" [Feature, Dec 16, 2015], in which an idiot bragged about going to movie theaters to "Mystery Science Theater the shit out of any movie."
Hey, I Anonymous, thanks for including "Shush Me? Shush You!" in your best and worst feature and reminding me how many entitled jerkwad assholes we all have to put up with now. Somewhere along the line, people stopped getting the memo about how being good neighbors and citizens means sometimes thinking about others and acting differently than when in their own private space. I hope I go to a movie soon where you're doing your Mystery Science Theater act. I'm going to sit right next to you. I eat chili for dinner every night, and I'm going to fart a zeppelin-filling barrage in your direction. In fact, I might just drop a load in my pants and squirm around so that so you can enjoy my personal poop perfume. After all, I PAID THE SAME AMOUNT AS YOU AND SO CAN DO WHATEVER THE HELL I WANT!
The Chili Lover
LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD
RE: "That Armed Standoff Brewing in Eastern Oregon Isn't in Any Hurry to Begin" [Blogtown, Jan 3].
Guy tosses pennies to represent the amount of money his family has paid to the American public to make his family millions of dollars to illegally graze on our public lands. Fuck these freeloaders.
posted by Stretch McGillicutty
RE: We have no idea.
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