I lost all respect for a person who I thought I knew. This person is running for a city council seat. He is in the closet about being a Republican. Never mentions it at get-togethers but it’s evident through his IG. Ok, Free country. But do you have to support Trump and his minions while keeping it on the down low? I can’t respect him anymore. Yeah I get the homeless problem and the fact progressives have done little to save the city. But for shit sake, you’re willing to sacrifice your soul?

I, Anonymous Dec 12 3:42 PM

Anarchy

My mental conceptualization of Anarchy is inconsistent with reality. I envisioned it as absolute mayhem and chaos, thugs running wild sort of thing. I never stopped to consider that it has a darker side: A circumstance where one is free to act without consequence for their behavior. There are still thugs running wild, they just wear badges and get paid by taxpayers. But it doesn't stop with them, it starts with them. We've elected officials, corporate officers, captains of industry, and Portland's most successful, who do whatever they want, harm whoever they want, take whatever they want, all without sanction or consequence. I am starting to thing that the thugs and mayhem might be preferable.

So national chain stores like Target and Walmart are still claiming they closed stores because of shop lifting. Really? The real reason the small Target stores closed is because they were so poorly stocked. When half the shelves are empty it's a strong reminder that there are other stores to shop at. A recent search for a common skin cleanser stated that 3 different Target stores had the item in stock. Every store I went to did not have it in stock and no clerks would check to see if it was in backs stock. I ended up ordering from Amazon, not my first choice but one I did make that took a sale away from Target.

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Looks like the freedom to hate and threatened others is being questioned. Right now it’s antisemitism. But I wonder if we could apply this to every minority in this country. What a concept! Probably not. I got hope though.

I hate Christmas music, it has ties to a lot of child hood trauma for me, like the dark shit I should have gone to support groups for, but anyways. I am good at handling my triggers all year, but this time of the year, holy hell that music cracks the coffin on my buried issues, and ever single fucking store is playing the same songs. I have tried contacting a few major retailers asking if they could at least not play Christmas music during the 1st and last business hour to offer some reprieve. I have to contact corporate since the few times I ask a person in store I just attitude. Seriously I ask if there is any hours that Christmas music is not being played, and I get the either "I am sorry your offended, or the bit everyone likes this music" bullshit. Okay I am getting side tracked, if anyone has some compassion, a love of anarchy, does not like the music, any reason of your own, please contact the major retailers to ask for a reprieve even for a couple of hours from the music that will not stop.

To the COP with the ridiculous name. It is no surprise you are in trouble for sexual battery. I remember the day you tried to intimidate me in court before I appeared to fight your weak speed trap ticket. The judge tossed it as I knew he would. You were a clown then and you are still a clown.

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I, Anonymous Dec 5 10:33 PM

What If

I know, inconceivable right?! That orange subliterate stands a real chance at major fuck over part deux. But it's true. And I am trying to think of a way to make whatever the courts do irrelevant as far as potus is concerned. And then I got to thinking about Abramoff's play book and thought...What if? What if everyone, who would rather illiterate boy not get the chance, registered as a republican for the primary and voted for anyone other orange piece of turd or the grand wizard from florida? And then reregistered afterward? Because I have my doubts that the courts are going to lock his ass up any time soon. What if?

Yes here we are. It’s been over 45 years and the virus is still out there. This year alone has frightened me, as I’ve lost 17 people alone to AIDS related complexes. The last one just a few days ago. At my age, it feels like 1995 and I’m a teenager again. Scared. Please consider making a donation tomorrow to the HIV Day Center in NE Portland run by EMO ministries. Make sure on any memo or digital donation you care to make, that you mention it is directly for the HIV Day Center, as you will be saving lives, feeding those in distress, helping them find counseling and above all endless hugs. It is a disease that is still killing people. Yes we are living longer, but the young are still being infected and it’s not discussed in schools like it was. Please, consider a donation. CAP gets plenty of money, the Day Center survives on donations.

To the driver of the beat up SUV this morning, there's no need to shout expletives at me for using a marked crosswalk early in the morning. I understand having to slow your vehicle down to a stop while I'm in the middle of my crossing is a huge inconvenience for you. Obviously your driver privileges supersede my right to life, health, and not being smashed into by a 1 ton vehicle already going above the 25 mph speed limit. Fortunately state law requires that drivers stop for pedestrians to cross at all intersections, even if they are not marked. I suggest the state revoke your license and force you to take drivers ed again. Please follow the law, it's only my life vs. your convenience.

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I don't want to! As a woman, in general, gas stations are already sketchy when you have to get out of the car. I don't feel safe anymore, and it also took jobs away from good people. The guys that have worked at my most frequented gas stations have been replaced by automated machines. We would always chat, they'd give my dog pets and treats, and it's people like that that make my neighborhood great! But not when I get off work, it's dark and ominous asf as I stand alone outside. I'm not trying to play the victim here- I just want to be safe. And as much as I love my city, it's not safe at night anymore in Portland, especially for a woman. I've already been harassed twice, and it's turned a mundane task like getting fucking gasoline into a whole thing where I don't feel safe at all and have to plan accordingly. I shouldn't have to have a taser in my hand while I'm trying to juggle a big smelly gas pump. I want these hard working fellas to get their jobs back, and restore my sense of, or at least the illusion of safety. And yes, I know this is going to trigger some of you piece of shit incel misogynists. Stop being fucking creeps and leave me the fuck alone.

As we approach this season of giving thanks and remembering all who've came before us, I'd like to give a special shout out to one particular individual. D.B. Cooper. 52 years ago you hijacked a plane coming out of our fair city, ransomed it and then jumped— hitting the ground with all the grace of a cement block. Probably. Or you might still be out there. I hope you are. You're the best to have ever done it. They don't just let people hijack planes anymore Coop.

I don't know whether that's the case when it comes to the FX Line or not, but I personally find riding around on that thing to be a miserable experience. The buses are slightly too cold in the winter, and waaaay too hot in the summer. Plus, an articulated bus flying down a cruddy, poorly maintained residential street, filled with pot holes, makes for one incredibly turbulent ride. Not to mention that it crosses the tracks of a freight train, which it frequently has to be diverted around, causing trips to take longer than they did before the route was modified from the original Line 2 (previously Line 4) routing. I guess it works for some people, but I feel so stressed and agitated after even just a short trip; I would have been happier if they just added more busses/trips and removed a few stops to speed up the trip. But that's just me. End rant.

Getting off the bus, I noticed you also left all your garbage as well as food scattered all over both seats. Way to go. I'd love to be there one day when, after you've been standing up for over 8 hours straight, you step on to a bus packed full of people hoping for a chance to finally rest your weary legs only to discover that the only two empty seats have been completely trashed by someone who has zero respect for other people such as yourself. Thanks again!

Settling in for an almost hour long bus ride I began to notice how pleasant my surroundings were. Everyone calm and relaxed. The bus exceptionally clean. It even smelled good. Then you got on. With your piping hot and absolutely disgusting radio active excuse of a sandwich from Subway. All the windows were closed of course as you began to eat and spill mouthfuls of veggies onto your lap (which you proceeded to swipe oh so carelessly onto the floor in a pile dead center in the middle of the isle.) Stay classy in your Ugg boots and thanks for you consideration.

Portland schools have been sit for ages. I remember a decade ago piling into a small room in a crumbling building with thirty other kids every day. Being told not to drink the water because of the lead pipes. Not to have food in our lockers because of the rats. I don't understand why people are upset schools are closed, they should be grateful we even still have teachers. I wouldn't put up with that shit for the same amount of money I'd make waiting tables.