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Posts tagged Mayor Sam Adams

November 12 is the first anniversary of 54°40’ Or Fight!

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I am proud and humbled to celebrate the first anniversary of this blog. It has evolved quite a bit in its first year. I am most proud of the contributors who have agreed to post their stories at 54°40’ Or Fight! We now have 21 active contributors from around the State of Oregon. Several veteran […]

Millions go missing from the mysterious school district earmarks in Portland’s “Education” Urban Renewal Area

Millions go missing from the mysterious school district earmarks in Portland’s “Education” Urban Renewal Area

In an earlier post, we asked why Portland’s toniest high school was jumping to the head of the line to get rebuilt out of urban renewal dollars. Now it seems that in less than two weeks, about one-third of that money has been taken away from the Portland Public Schools earmark. The money appears to […]

A curious sideshow in the health insurance reform circus: Portland’s transgender benefits go unused

A curious sideshow in the health insurance reform circus: Portland’s transgender benefits go unused

Some interesting economics issues in this story from The Lund Report. What if you offered an insurance benefit that raises premiums, but no one uses the insured benefit? Last June the Portland City Council unanimously approved the new benefit joining Multnomah County and San Francisco April 2, 2012 – None of Portland’s city employees or […]

Things Look Different Here

Having solved all other problems, activists in Clatsop County are pushing to ban elephants lions, tigers, primates, and an array of other animals from exhibition or performance. No word on whether they covered hippos. But they left exemptions for horse shows, rodeos, and other stuff that they likely knew would be shot down in a heartbeat if […]

Oregonian reports on Portland’s misplaced priorities: Despite record revenues, Portland’s transportation bureau is broke

Oregonian reports on Portland’s misplaced priorities: Despite record revenues, Portland’s transportation bureau is broke

The Oregonian seems to have picked up on our earlier posts about misplaced priorities and self-inflicted budget woes at the Portland Bureau of Transportation. The story so far can be told in four pictures. Record revenues at the Portland Bureau of Transportation. “Discretionary” money has almost doubled since 2000. The city’s excuse that there it has […]

Hey Sam: They’re Laughing *At* You, Not *With* You

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Dateline Portland Oregon, January 2012:  Tonight’s “Laughing at Liberal Loons Moment” comes at the expense of Mayor Sam Adams who apparently can not tell when people are laughing *AT* him rather than *WITH* him.  A new episode of Portlandia pokes fun at the Adams Bag Ban and the reduction in individual freedoms that it brings […]

Bicycle Paradise

Bicycle Paradise

Its the dream of the Sammi. He and his pals keep it alive in Portland. Nothing says “green” like 16th to 19th-century transportation. Bicycles are a Really Important mode of transportation, not only for personal use, which everybody should employ, but also for commerce. That guy in the photo, pushing his bicycle along, was actually transporting a […]

Streetcar Named Desire

Streetcar Named Desire

Developer Homer Williams has been salivating over ramming a streetcar scheme down the throats of the folks in Sucker Lake Lake Oswego, and it seemed like the fix was in; the deal done. He really, really, really desires a streetcar from LO to the deserts of South Waterfront in Portland, and beyond. It’s the only way he can […]

Oregon TEA Party May Have Protected Portland Landmark From Further Damage by Occupy

Workers repair damaged elk statue downtown, probably damaged by Occupiers.  Actions by the Oregon TEA PArty may have prevented further damage.

Dateline January, 7 2012 Portland OR – Flash.  KATU News is reporting that “The Elk,” an art icon which was situated within the illegal Occupy camp, was quite possibly damaged by the Occupiers!  On November 12, 2011; fetid protestors were forcibly evicted from Chapman and Lownsdale Public Squares by the Portland Police Department.  They had been inhabiting the […]

Sammy’s Vision For Portland

Sammy's Vision For Portland

The Portland Bureau of Transportation, preparing to cut $16 million from its upcoming budget, proposes to stop repaving major roads for the next five years. It’s not as though drivers will notice – under Portland “mayor” Sam Adumbs, roads haven’t been maintained anyway. But mayor Adumbs has to find $2 million to bring a spiffy bicycle-rental program […]

The Real Reason Mayor Sam Adams Isn’t Running For Reelection – Transparent Hypocrisy

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Jeff Mapes, Democrat Mouthpiece local political reporter for the paper of record, lent an assist yesterday to lame duck Portland Mayor Sam Adams in his attempt to drive all Republicans out of the city limits: Portland Mayor Sam Adams says he is unhappy about Republican plans to hold a presidential debate here in March because […]

The Portland Mercury’s Attack on Citizen Journalism: Setting the Record Straight

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The day before Thanksgiving I was the target of a hit piece by Portland Mercury’s News Editor Denis C. Theriault that included half-truths, innuendo and outright lies. Nice timing Denis.  When someone sent me the link I was about to leave for the Oregon coast to spend the holiday with my boyfriend.  I refused to […]

Urban legends: Shaky statistics behind Portland’s claim of having the most strip clubs of any city

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If you have ever visited Portland, it’s fairly certain that someone will proclaim that the city has more strip clubs per capita than any other city. Indeed, Portland’s reputation is international.  Earlier this year, the UK’s Guardian newspaper dropped the factoid in its review of Voodoo Donut. More recently (in an article that doesn’t seem […]

Lents Horns In

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As noted here a couple of weeks ago, folks inNorth Plains have had just about enough of Portland City Council’s “innovative” mandatory slop-composting scheme, though the 0verlords atPortland City Hall maintain that the program will go forward even if North Plains residents prevail in their effort to get the slop-site shut down at their doorstep. The 0verlords maintain that […]

More Portland Absurdity

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On holidays, parking downtown is generally free. Monday, 26 Dec. is, inexplicably, a “holiday”. Federal, state, and city offices are closed. It follows, therefore, that parking is free downtown. As Sam Adams Gomer Pyle loved to say, “Surprise, surprise, surprise!” The city’s paying meter maids double-time today (as they will again next Monday, 02 January) to paper cars […]

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  • Reps. McCaslin and Taylor release statement following governor’s partial veto of school siting bill April 26, 2017
    In a surprise move earlier today, Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed section one of Rep. Bob McCaslin’s House Bill 1017, which would authorize the construction of schools and school facilities outside of designated urban growth areas. The governor’s veto means the bill will now only affect school districts in Pierce County. “It’s a shame the governor, despite his continued talk of […]
  • Wyman gives treatment update: “The support really lifts my spirits and makes a difference.” April 26, 2017
    Secretary of State Kim Wyman says she is feeling upbeat and positive after two weeks of treatments for colon cancer. “I’m about one-third of the way through my treatments and I’m trying not to wear myself out,” Wyman said. “I really can’t thank everyone enough for their love, kind words and prayers these past few […]
  • Sonics | Special Session | Snow Storm April 25, 2017
    Here are five things we think are worth keeping your eye on in Washington state politics this week – from DC to Olympia to Seattle.  We’re building this Monday morning email to be a briefing of things we thing merit your attention for the week ahead. If you have suggestions on what to add, we’d […]
  • Harvard Study Finds Restaurants More Likely to Close, Less Likely to Open After Wage Hikes April 27, 2017
    A Harvard University study found that raising the minimum wage increased the likelihood that restaurants, especially of lower quality, would close and made it less likely that new restaurants would open. The post Harvard Study Finds Restaurants More Likely to Close, Less Likely to Open After Wage Hikes appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
  • Acosta Is New Secretary of Labor April 27, 2017
    Florida International University School of Law Dean Alexander Acosta will succeed Democratic Party boss Tom Perez as secretary of labor. The post Acosta Is New Secretary of Labor appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
  • Rob Quist’s Faux Defense of Gun Rights April 27, 2017
    Montana Democrat Rob Quist has gone to great lengths through campaign ads to present himself as a defender of gun rights, but on Thursday he campaigned alongside vocal celebrity gun-control activist Alyssa Milano. The post Rob Quist’s Faux Defense of Gun Rights appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
  • Only the Government April 27, 2017
    Only the government would complain when the number of customers using one of its services grows. At least, that’s the case with an article about the increase in freight traffic as UPS, FedEx, and other shipping companies make more deliveries due to on-line sales. Supposedly, a “siege of delivery trucks is threatening to choke cities […]
  • Reason #4 to Stop Subsidizing TransitCities Need Low Taxes More Than Transit April 26, 2017
    Transit advocates like to claim that transit is somehow crucial to urban vitality, even in cities where only a few people use it. The reality is that lower taxes play a bigger role in urban growth–and spending more on transit means higher taxes. Transit almost certainly is crucial to New York City, where 58 percent […]
  • Reason #3 to Stop Subsidizing TransitFew Use It and Fewer Need It April 25, 2017
    In 1960, when most of the nation’s transit was private (and profitable), 7.81 million people took transit to work. By 2015, the nation’s working population had grown by nearly 130 percent, and taxpayers had spent well over a trillion dollars improving and operating urban transit systems. Yet the number of people taking transit to work […]