Detail, east Portland photo, courtesy Miles Hochstein / Portland Ground.



For old times' sake
The bojack bumper sticker -- only $1.50!

To order, click here.







Excellent tunes -- free! And on your browser right now. Just click on Radio Bojack!






E-mail us here.

About

This page contains a single entry from the blog posted on October 25, 2006 8:36 PM. The previous post in this blog was Breaking news on Chasse. The next post in this blog is The better browser. Many more can be found on the main index page or by looking through the archives.

Archives

Links

Law and Taxation
How Appealing
TaxProf Blog
Mauled Again
Tax Appellate Blog
A Taxing Matter
TaxVox
Tax.com
Josh Marquis
Native America, Discovered and Conquered
The Yin Blog
Ernie the Attorney
Conglomerate
Above the Law
The Volokh Conspiracy
Going Concern
Bag and Baggage
Wealth Strategies Journal
Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation
myCorporateResource.com
World of Work
The Faculty Lounge
Lowering the Bar
OrCon Law

Hap'nin' Guys
Tony Pierce
Parkway Rest Stop
Utterly Boring.com
Along the Gradyent
Dwight Jaynes
Bob Borden
Dingleberry Gazette
The Red Electric
Iced Borscht
Jeremy Blachman
Dean's Rhetorical Flourish
Straight White Guy
HinesSight
Onfocus
Jalpuna
Beerdrinker.org
As Time Goes By
Dave Wagner
Jeff Selis
Alas, a Blog
Scott Hendison
Sansego
The View Through the Windshield
Appliance Blog
The Bleat

Hap'nin' Gals
My Whim is Law
Lelo in Nopo
Attorney at Large
Linda Kruschke
The Non-Consumer Advocate
10 Steps to Finding Your Happy Place
A Pig of Success
Attorney at Large
Margaret and Helen
Kimberlee Jaynes
Cornelia Seigneur
Mireio
And Sew It Goes
Mile 73
Rainy Day Thoughts
That Black Girl
Posie Gets Cozy
{AE}
Cat Eyes
Rhi in Pink
Althouse
GirlHacker
Ragwaters, Bitters, and Blue Ruin
Frytopia
Rose City Journal
Type Like the Wind

Portland and Oregon
Isaac Laquedem
StumptownBlogger
Rantings of a [Censored] Bus Driver
Jeff Mapes
Vintage Portland
The Portlander
South Waterfront
Amanda Fritz
O City Hall Reporters
Guilty Carnivore
Old Town by Larry Norton
The Alaunt
Bend Blogs
Lost Oregon
Cafe Unknown
Tin Zeroes
David's Oregon Picayune
Mark Nelsen's Weather Blog
Travel Oregon Blog
Portland Daily Photo
Portland Building Ads
Portland Food and Drink.com
Dave Knows Portland
Idaho's Portugal
Alameda Old House History
MLK in Motion
LoveSalem

Retired from Blogging
Various Observations...
The Daily E-Mail
Saving James
Portland Freelancer
Furious Nads (b!X)
Izzle Pfaff
The Grich
Kevin Allman
AboutItAll - Oregon
Lost in the Details
Worldwide Pablo
Tales from the Stump
Whitman Boys
Misterblue
Two Pennies
This Stony Planet
1221 SW 4th
Twisty
I am a Fish
Here Today
What If...?
Superinky Fixations
Pinktalk
Mellow-Drama
The Rural Bus Route
Another Blogger
Mikeyman's Computer Treehouse
Rosenblog
Portland Housing Blog

Wonderfully Wacky
Dave Barry
Borowitz Report
Blort
Stuff White People Like
Worst of the Web

Valuable Time-Wasters
My Gallery of Jacks
Litterbox, On the Prowl
Litterbox, Bag of Bones
Litterbox, Scratch
Maukie
Ride That Donkey
Singin' Horses
Rally Monkey
Simon Swears
Strong Bad's E-mail

Oregon News
KGW-TV
The Oregonian
Portland Tribune
KOIN
Willamette Week
KATU
The Sentinel
Southeast Examiner
Northwest Examiner
Sellwood Bee
Mid-County Memo
Vancouver Voice
Eugene Register-Guard
OPB
Topix.net - Portland
Salem Statesman-Journal
Oregon Capitol News
Portland Business Journal
Daily Journal of Commerce
Oregon Business
KPTV
Portland Info Net
McMinnville News Register
Lake Oswego Review
The Daily Astorian
Bend Bulletin
Corvallis Gazette-Times
Roseburg News-Review
Medford Mail-Tribune
Ashland Daily Tidings
Newport News-Times
Albany Democrat-Herald
The Eugene Weekly
Portland IndyMedia
The Columbian

Music-Related
The Beatles
Bruce Springsteen
Seal
Sting
Joni Mitchell
Ella Fitzgerald
Steve Earle
Joe Ely
Stevie Wonder
Lou Rawls

E-mail, Feeds, 'n' Stuff

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Read 'em and weep

I was griping last week that Multnomah County doesn't post the campaign finance reports for county elections on the internet. But they do release them to the public in hard copy form, and one of the area's troublemakers has gathered them up for the current county commission race and posted them on a private website.

The Jeff Cogen reports are here.

The Lew Frederick reports are here.

If you don't think Cogen is the official candidate of the Old Boy Network, just take a look.

Apparently another round of reports must be filed by the candidates tomorrow, and my buddy promises to have them up on his site by the weekend.

But again, he shouldn't have to. Come on, county elections -- join the 21st Century.

Comments (18)

Jeez, I didn't know the Old Boy Network included the owner of Fantasy Adult Video, the owner of City Liquidators and the Portland Trailblazers, all of whom gave Cogen more money than Tom Imeson.

I voted for Lou, but Cogen's donation list seems like a pretty good cross section of Portland.


In honor of your earlier post Jack, on the day Hope Meadows being given Ball school and lots of Help today to the tune of several hundred thousand dollars, I will chose my favorite donation to Jeff is from Rhonda Meadows listed donating on 9/9/2005. She is listed as an HR Consultant for The HR Solution, however when you look it up the LLC by that name, Rhonda is the Registered Agent, but the business was administratively disolved on 1/30/2004. But but fear not, the HR Consultant is not unemployed, same address, on 12/20/2004 Portland Hope Meadows,LLC is formed. Guess who is the President of Hope Meadows at the same address, recipiant of today's gift from Council, Rhonda Meadows.

Silly question, on 9/9/2005 the donation date if HRSolution was disolved on 1/30/2004, and Hope Meadows was born on 12/20/2004. Shouldn't Rhonda have listed President of Hope Meadows as her employment.

Gil Johnson: Give me a break, pal. Cogen's contributors include Homer Williams, Debi Coleman, Carl Talton of "Portland Family of Funds," Mark Edlen, Comcast, Pamplin, Natural Gas PAC, Bill Furman and a Mrs. Furman, Melvin Mark, Len Bergstein's firm, Marty Brantley, Robert Ball, Tom Walsh, Steve Janik, Realtors PAC, Standard Insurance, Harold Schnitzer, Harry Demorest, Bill Scott, Kroger, Safeway, Henry Hewitt, Richard Alexander -- that's just about every Good Old Boy in the book!

If by 'old boy network' you mean 'Goldschmidt network', I draw your attention to page 26 of Lew's report. Goldschmidt, Steve... "Consultant, Self". Equipment loan and cash. This isn't to say I'm voting for Cogen...

Cogen's donor list doesn't scream 'Good ol boy network' as much as it does 'Business Association Panderer'.

Len Bergstein, Tom Walsh and Bill Scott are all from the very, very inner Neil Goldschmidt sanctum.

The others may not be Goldschmidt boys, but they're still Old Boys (and Girls).

You'll also see my name on Cogan's updated report, and I'm nowhere near an Old Boy (or Girl - I might be chronologically, but certainly not from a mover and shaker and influencer POV.)

Cogan's campaign is asking for money, and he's attended a lot of house parties thrown on his behalf (the one I attended two weeks ago was his 80-something house party.) And after listening to him speak, I know why people are supporting him financially. It's not that they think they'll get him in their pockets - it's because the man has specific, concrete ideas. He's got a rep as a behind the scenes mediator, able to get different factions to the table. And he wasn't afraid to call out the dysfunction that currently exists on the board of commissioners - something his opponent's been sidestepping, from what I understand.

I'm not on his campaign staff, nor am I a volunteer. But after speaking to him a few times one on one, and seeing him unobtrusively attend meetings for causes I care deeply about, I think he's getting tarred unfairly as a 'old boy' candidate.

C'mon, Betsy, how is "calling out the dysfunction that currently exists" (something surely everyone in the county is aware of anyway) going to help Cogan work with the three remaining exerienced commissioners if he gets elected? Lew hasn't been "sidestepping" this issue, he's been purposefully avoiding throwing gasoline on the fire, even if it would help get him elected. The way to get people to work together isn't to berate them in public, it's quietly talking behind the scenes to build respectful relationships.... as you note in your previous sentence.

Jack,

Credit to Mr. Karlock. He spent hours diligently scanning the reports you’ve posted.

I thought you might be interested in what is coming… beginning in January 2007.

From the SOS page http://www.sos.state.or.us/elections/c&e/ebs2.html

The Secretary of State becomes the filing officer for all candidates and committees, except chief petitioner committees for local initiative, referendum and recall petitions.

All committees, other than chief petitioner committees, will be required to file their campaign finance information electronically. Committees will have the option of data entering transaction information using a web-based system provided by the Secretary of State or uploading transaction information into the Secretary of State's system using an XML file format.

Multnomah County choose not to pursue the expense of an online campaign finance system after the 2005 legislature directed the Secretary of State to develop an electronic filing system for campaign finance. Currently, only the Secretary of State has campaign finance reporting on their web. We are excited too see this system come to fruition and hope it will make life easier for everyone.

There are some pretty useful page scanners that you feed en-masse like a copier... you can set them to scan 50-100 pages into one convenient PDF document. Rather efficient and affordable I might add.

There is no excuse for not doing so, unless the cost of hosting these 200 kb documents is expensive. Reeeeeeaaaaly doubtful.

The City of Portland's system has been online for quite some time.

It shouldn't be too expensive. Costco has great scanners for a few hundred bucks, and the county already has the bandwidth. The copy machines you already have can probably create the files. A tech-savvy young person could have you set up in half a day.

Anyway, good to hear that someone is getting involved.

"The way to get people to work together isn't to berate them in public, it's quietly talking behind the scenes to build respectful relationships.... as you note in your previous sentence."

I am not sure "working together" is a good in itself.It matters toward WHAT people are working together.

And I think there is already too much quiet talking behind the scenes and too much focus on relationships, relationships that lead to mutual back scratching and favor trading, not to understanding and appreciation of the general public interest. Imho, debate of these issues,however uncomfortable, ought to be squarely in the public eye.

I think the issue is time involved and searchability. The technology is there to scan, but the new online system will be searchable. Me, I'd rather do a quick data search then spend a couple of minutes waiting on a 13Mb .pdf download on a high speed connection.

Of course, but I'd like to have something crude right now rather than nothing.

CES,

Uh, a b&w scanned document, even at 50 pages, wouldn't be anything near 13mb... they don't need to be high res, just something of copier quality. Do you know of what you're talking about?

Like I said, a cheap auto-feed scanner does a passable job. They do it for other public documents, why not this?

Tkrueg There are some pretty useful page scanners that you feed en-masse like a copier... you can set them to scan 50-100 pages into one convenient PDF document. Rather efficient and affordable I might add.
JK: Care to mention something better than my $150 combo FAX/scan/printer 3 pg/min (real measured) that I use?

Tkrueg Uh, a b&w scanned document, even at 50 pages, wouldn't be anything near 13mb... they don't need to be high res, just something of copier quality. Do you know of what you're talking about?
JK: It is 130 pages scanned at 300 DPI BW, not grayscale, I am a little unclear why that file came out at around 100K/page. I’ll have to have a look at the PDF conversion settings for the next batch.

Thanks
JK

Need to check, but 72 dpi seems sufficient.

TKruegNeed to check, but 72 dpi seems sufficient.
JK: 72 DPI won't go through my OCR, 150 is poor unless greyscale (and the faxed pages start out marginal).

Thanks
JK

Currently, only the Secretary of State has campaign finance reporting on their web.

Not true. Metro has it, as well as the City of Portland.


Sponsors


As a lawyer/blogger, I get
to be a member of:

In Vino Veritas

Chloe, Pinot Grigio, Valdadige 2013
Edmunds St. John, Bone-Jolly Gamay Noir 2013
Kirkland, Pinot Grigio, Friuli 2013
St. Francis, Red Splash 2011
Rodney Strong, Canernet, Alexander Valley 2011
Erath, Pinot Blanc 2013
Taylor Fladgate, Porto 2007
Portuga, Rose 2013
Domaine Digioia-Royer, Chambolle-Musigny, Vielles Vignes Les Premieres 2008
Locations, F Red Blend
El Perro Verde, Rueda 2013
Chateau Ste. Michelle, Indian Wells Red 2
If You See Kay, Red 2011
Turnbull, Old Bull Red 2010
Cherry Tart, Cherry Pie Pinot Noir 2012
Trader Joe's Grand Reserve Cabernet, Oakville 2012
Benton Lane, Pinot Gris 2012
Campo Viejo, Rioja, Reserva 2008
Haden Fig, Pinot Noir 2012
Pendulum Red 2011
Vina Real, Plata, Crianza Rioja 2009
Edmunds St. John, Bone/Jolly, Gamay Noir Rose 2013
Bookwalter, Subplot No. 26
Ayna, Tempranillo 2011
Pete's Mountain, Pinot Noir, Haley's Block 2010
Apaltagua, Reserva Camenere 2012
Lugana, San Benedetto 2012
Argyle Brut 2007
Wildewood Pinot Gris 2012
Anciano, Tempranillo Reserva 2007
Santa Rita, Reserva Cabernet 2009
Casone, Toscana 2008
Fonseca Porto, Bin No. 27
Louis Jadot, Pouilly-Fuissé 2011
Trader Joe's, Grower's Reserve Pinot Noir 2012
Zenato, Lugana San Benedetto 2012
Vintjs, Cabernet 2010
14 Hands, Hot to Trot White 2012
Rainstorm, Oregon Pinot Gris 2012
Silver Palm, North Coast Cabernet 2011
Andrew Rich, Gewurtztraminer 2008
Rodney Strong, Charlotte's Home Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Canoe Ridge, Pinot Gris, Expedition 2012
Edmunds St. John, Bone-Jolly Gamay Noir Rose 2012
Dark Horse, Big Red Blend No. 01A
Elk Cove, Pinot Noir Rose 2012
Fletcher, Shiraz 2010
Picollo, Gavi 2011
Domaine Eugene Carrel, Jongieux 2012
Eyrie, Pinot Blanc 2010
Atticus, Pinot Noir 2010
Walter Scott, Pinot Noir, Holstein 2011
Shingleback, Cabernet, Davey Estate 2010
Coppola, Sofia Rose 2012
Joel Gott, 851 Cabernet 2010
Pol Roget Reserve Sparkling Wine
Mount Eden Chardonnay, Santa Cruz Mountains 2009
Rombauer Chardonnay, Napa Valley 2011
Beringer, Chardonnay, Napa Reserve 2011
Kim Crawford, Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Schloss Vollrads, Spaetlese Rheingau 2010
Belle Glos, Pinot Noir, Clark & Telephone 2010
WillaKenzie, Pinot Noir, Estate Cuvee 2010
Blackbird Vineyards, Arise, Red 2010
Chauteau de Beaucastel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2005
Northstar, Merlot 2008
Feather, Cabernet 2007
Silver Oak, Cabernet, Alexander Valley 2002
Silver Oak, Cabernet, Napa Valley 2002
Trader Joe's, Chardonnay, Grower's Reserve 2012
Silver Palm, Cabernet, North Coast 2010
Shingleback, Cabernet, Davey Estate 2010
E. Guigal, Cotes du Rhone 2009
Santa Margherita, Pinot Grigio 2011
Alamos, Cabernet 2011
Cousino Macul, Cabernet, Anitguas Reservas 2009
Dreaming Tree Cabernet 2010
1967, Toscana 2009
Charamba, Douro 2008
Horse Heaven Hills, Cabernet 2010
Lorelle, Horse Heaven Hills Pinot Grigio 2011
Avignonesi, Montepulciano 2004
Lorelle, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2011
Villa Antinori, Toscana 2007
Mercedes Eguren, Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Lorelle, Columbia Valley Cabernet 2011
Purple Moon, Merlot 2011
Purple Moon, Chardonnnay 2011
Horse Heaven Hills, Cabernet 2010
Lorelle, Horse Heaven Hills Pinot Grigio 2011
Avignonesi, Montepulciano 2004
Lorelle, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2011
Villa Antinori, Toscana 2007
Mercedes Eguren, Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Lorelle, Columbia Valley Cabernet 2011
Purple Moon, Merlot 2011
Purple Moon, Chardonnnay 2011
Abacela, Vintner's Blend No. 12
Opula Red Blend 2010
Liberte, Pinot Noir 2010
Chateau Ste. Michelle, Indian Wells Red Blend 2010
Woodbridge, Chardonnay 2011
King Estate, Pinot Noir 2011
Famille Perrin, Cotes du Rhone Villages 2010
Columbia Crest, Les Chevaux Red 2010
14 Hands, Hot to Trot White Blend

The Occasional Book

Phil Stanford - White House Call Girl
John Kaplan & Jon R. Waltz - The Trial of Jack Ruby
Kent Haruf - Eventide
David Halberstam - Summer of '49
Norman Mailer - The Naked and the Dead
Maria Dermoȗt - The Ten Thousand Things
William Faulkner - As I Lay Dying
Markus Zusak - The Book Thief
Christopher Buckley - Thank You for Smoking
William Shakespeare - Othello
Joseph Conrad - Heart of Darkness
Bill Bryson - A Short History of Nearly Everything
Cheryl Strayed - Tiny Beautiful Things
Sara Varon - Bake Sale
Stephen King - 11/22/63
Paul Goldstein - Errors and Omissions
Mark Twain - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Steve Martin - Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
Beverly Cleary - A Girl from Yamhill, a Memoir
Kent Haruf - Plainsong
Hope Larson - A Wrinkle in Time, the Graphic Novel
Rudyard Kipling - Kim
Peter Ames Carlin - Bruce
Fran Cannon Slayton - When the Whistle Blows
Neil Young - Waging Heavy Peace
Mark Bego - Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul (2012 ed.)
Jenny Lawson - Let's Pretend This Never Happened
J.D. Salinger - Franny and Zooey
Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol
Timothy Egan - The Big Burn
Deborah Eisenberg - Transactions in a Foreign Currency
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. - Slaughterhouse Five
Kathryn Lance - Pandora's Genes
Cheryl Strayed - Wild
Fyodor Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov
Jack London - The House of Pride, and Other Tales of Hawaii
Jack Walker - The Extraordinary Rendition of Vincent Dellamaria
Colum McCann - Let the Great World Spin
Niccolò Machiavelli - The Prince
Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird
Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus - The Nanny Diaries
Brian Selznick - The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Sharon Creech - Walk Two Moons
Keith Richards - Life
F. Sionil Jose - Dusk
Natalie Babbitt - Tuck Everlasting
Justin Halpern - S#*t My Dad Says
Mark Herrmann - The Curmudgeon's Guide to Practicing Law
Barry Glassner - The Gospel of Food
Phil Stanford - The Peyton-Allan Files
Jesse Katz - The Opposite Field
Evelyn Waugh - Brideshead Revisited
J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
David Sedaris - Holidays on Ice
Donald Miller - A Million Miles in a Thousand Years
Mitch Albom - Have a Little Faith
C.S. Lewis - The Magician's Nephew
F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
William Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Ivan Doig - Bucking the Sun
Penda Diakité - I Lost My Tooth in Africa
Grace Lin - The Year of the Rat
Oscar Hijuelos - Mr. Ives' Christmas
Madeline L'Engle - A Wrinkle in Time
Steven Hart - The Last Three Miles
David Sedaris - Me Talk Pretty One Day
Karen Armstrong - The Spiral Staircase
Charles Larson - The Portland Murders
Adrian Wojnarowski - The Miracle of St. Anthony
William H. Colby - Long Goodbye
Steven D. Stark - Meet the Beatles
Phil Stanford - Portland Confidential
Rick Moody - Garden State
Jonathan Schwartz - All in Good Time
David Sedaris - Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Anthony Holden - Big Deal
Robert J. Spitzer - The Spirit of Leadership
James McManus - Positively Fifth Street
Jeff Noon - Vurt

Road Work

Miles run year to date: 315
At this date last year: 168
Total run in 2013: 257
In 2012: 129
In 2011: 113
In 2010: 125
In 2009: 67
In 2008: 28
In 2007: 113
In 2006: 100
In 2005: 149
In 2004: 204
In 2003: 269


Clicky Web Analytics