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Perusing the website for the stinky local fishwrap this morning, I found this article. Yeah, 88 percent of the respondents think the City government is failing big time on homelessness. That is not a shock; the shock is that the morons continue to vote for the morons – the definition of insanity.

The one paragraph that blew my mind, however, was the following:

Results likely would have been more unflattering if officials did not weight the survey responses based on the race of respondents. Responses from the 12 percent of survey takers who declined to state their race were disregarded. Those people were “more likely to feel negatively about the future of Portland,” according to the survey report. They were also more likely to name safety and trust in government as city challenges.

Not only are they blatantly trying to skew their own survey (didn’t do much good), but they’re completely open about their deception!

These are strange times we live in, boys and girls.

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  1. OkieSailor Member

    Those who decline to participate in using race to divide us will have thier opinions ignored while also being shamed for holding worthless opinions. If this isn’t sufficient reason to vote them out what ever could be?

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    • August 24, 2019, at 8:07 AM PST
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  2. Jon1979 Lincoln

    New York’s survived over the past 120-plus years because periodically, just enough voters have gotten fed up with low quality-of-life conditions to the point they have thrown out the people responsible for creating those conditions in favor of mayors who fix the problem (then the people forget what caused the problem in the first place, get complacent, and the big corrupt government backers go in and elect the same type of people again who caused the problem in the first place).

    But then you have the other tier or cities where they’re going to keep voting for the same political types over and over again — they might get fed up with the hellhole Progressive Politician #1 is turning their city into, but they simply turn around and replace him with Progressive Politician #2, and the same troubles continue, because the idea of electing a Republican, or even a moderate independent, to office makes them recoil in horror. That’s been the case with some of the East Coast (Baltimore, Philadelphia) and Midwest (Detroit) cities for a while, but is just starting to hit home on the West Coast, where the newer cities and the tech industry that has helped hide their problems no longer is able to do so, and the same quality-of-life downturns that have plagued the older cities back East are now starting to be too big to ignore.

    So the residents in Portland (or Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco) have two ways they can go — they can either go the New York way, hold their ideological noses and at least for a while, vote in people who actually want to fix the problem, or they can go with the local version of “Real socialism has never been tried before,” and simply keep electing people who are going to perpetuate the problems that’s causing their living conditions to deteriorate. It’s their choice.

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    • August 24, 2019, at 8:55 AM PST
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  3. The Great Adventure! Member
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    Jon1979 (View Comment):

    New York’s survived over the past 120-plus years because periodically, just enough voters have gotten fed up with low quality-of-life conditions to the point they have thrown out the people responsible for creating those conditions in favor of mayors who fix the problem 

    But then you have the other tier or cities where they’re going to keep voting for the same political types over and over again — they might get fed up with the hellhole Progressive Politician #1 is turning their city into, but they simply turn around and replace him with Progressive Politician #2, and the same troubles continue, because the idea of electing a Republican, or even a moderate independent, to office makes them recoil in horror. That’s been the case with some of the East Coast (Baltimore, Philadelphia) and Midwest (Detroit) cities for a while, but is just starting to hit home on the West Coast, where the newer cities and the tech industry that has helped hide their problems no longer is able to do so, and the same quality-of-life downturns that have plagued the older cities back East are now starting to be too big to ignore.

    So the residents in Portland (or Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco) have two ways they can go — they can either go the New York way, hold their ideological noses and at least for a while, vote in people who actually want to fix the problem, or they can go with the local version of “Real socialism has never been tried before,” and simply keep electing people who are going to perpetuate the problems that’s causing their living conditions to deteriorate. It’s their choice.

    Spot on. I’ve been living (back) in Oregon since 1977 and the entire state – not to mention the city of Portland – have been firmly in the control of the left wing pretty much the entire time I’ve been here. The last Republican Governor was Vic Atiyeh – left office in 87. Officially the Mayor of Portland is “non-partisan”, but the only one who remotely resembled even a moderate in the past 50 years was Frank Ivancie who left office in 85. In the meantime we’ve had 1 pedophile Governor (Goldschmidt) and Portland has had 2 pedophile Mayors (Goldschmidt and Adams) along with all of the other corruption and idiocy. 

    I have absolutely zero hope that the left wing lunacy will change in this state unless there is some major catastrophe. The homeless crisis here is moving in that direction, and the Antifa/Proud Boys riots keep edging the place closer to anarchy. When I say major catastrophe, however, I mean complete and total breakdown of the local society. By that time it will be too late.

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    • August 24, 2019, at 9:10 AM PST
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  4. Fritz Member

    Here in Seattle/King County area, the swells have come up with a really, really nifty plan to address the problem: instead of reining in and holding accountable the umpty-zillion disparate agencies and “nonprofits” that the city and county each currently contract with to address the homeless (at a cost of some $200 million per year at last count), the mucky mucks have decided that the best thing to do is to consolidate their efforts into one new, great, big, gigantic agency.

    Reports are this agency will be under the “management” of a board of elected officials. Now that does not mean we get to vote for or against people for these board positions, so that voters could perhaps hold them accountable. Oh, no. They are elected officials drawn from various councils in the suburbs and other cities in the county. Thus, they will form an essentially unaccountable board.

    (Like the odious Sound Transit, the regional mass transit agency run by a similarly composed board and which is years behind schedule and billions over budget on all of its grandiose schemes, but hey, they all have jobs, right? And the projects are all union prevailing wage work, so what’s not to like, if you’re a Democrat?)

    This regional homeless agency is to be advised by a large panel of “experts” (oooh, I foresee lots of per diem and junkets around to see what other places are doing!!) and will have an initial staff of 400 employees. That is 400 salaries and benefits.

    Worse, in my opinion, is this is a way for the Seattle homeless population to be scattered around the county into unwilling cities and towns that will have no way to resist or implement their own policy. Yippee.

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    • August 25, 2019, at 12:03 PM PST
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  5. Brian Clendinen Member

    So they admit they are racist in writing.

     

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    • August 26, 2019, at 7:28 AM PST
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  6. The Great Adventure! Member
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    Brian Clendinen (View Comment):

    So they admit they are racist in writing.

     

    Exactly. But in Racist Portland that is laudable.

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    • August 26, 2019, at 7:53 AM PST
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  7. Randy Weivoda Moderator

    The Great Adventure! (View Comment):
    Spot on. I’ve been living (back) in Oregon since 1977 and the entire state – not to mention the city of Portland – have been firmly in the control of the left wing pretty much the entire time I’ve been here. The last Republican Governor was Vic Atiyeh – left office in 87. Officially the Mayor of Portland is “non-partisan”, but the only one who remotely resembled even a moderate in the past 50 years was Frank Ivancie who left office in 85. In the meantime we’ve had 1 pedophile Governor (Goldschmidt) and Portland has had 2 pedophile Mayors (Goldschmidt and Adams) along with all of the other corruption and idiocy. 

    So the voters of Portland – and Oregon in general – apparently rank Republicans below pedophiles?

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    • August 27, 2019, at 8:45 AM PST
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  8. The Great Adventure! Member
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    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    The Great Adventure! (View Comment):
    Spot on. I’ve been living (back) in Oregon since 1977 and the entire state – not to mention the city of Portland – have been firmly in the control of the left wing pretty much the entire time I’ve been here. The last Republican Governor was Vic Atiyeh – left office in 87. Officially the Mayor of Portland is “non-partisan”, but the only one who remotely resembled even a moderate in the past 50 years was Frank Ivancie who left office in 85. In the meantime we’ve had 1 pedophile Governor (Goldschmidt) and Portland has had 2 pedophile Mayors (Goldschmidt and Adams) along with all of the other corruption and idiocy.

    So the voters of Portland – and Oregon in general – apparently rank Republicans below pedophiles?

    You got it.

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    • August 27, 2019, at 8:47 AM PST
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