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.


This page contains a single entry from the blog posted on August 21, 2010 7:45 AM. The previous post in this blog was Endless summer. The next post in this blog is Step right up, folks, for snake oil. Many more can be found on the main index page or by looking through the archives.



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

Hap'nin' Guys
Tony Pierce
Parkway Rest Stop
Along the Gradyent
Dwight Jaynes
Bob Borden
Dingleberry Gazette
The Red Electric
Iced Borscht
Jeremy Blachman
Dean's Rhetorical Flourish
Straight White Guy
As Time Goes By
Dave Wagner
Jeff Selis
Alas, a Blog
Scott Hendison
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
And Sew It Goes
Mile 73
Rainy Day Thoughts
That Black Girl
Posie Gets Cozy
Cat Eyes
Rhi in Pink
Ragwaters, Bitters, and Blue Ruin
Rose City Journal
Type Like the Wind

Portland and Oregon
Isaac Laquedem
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
Dave Knows Portland
Idaho's Portugal
Alameda Old House History
MLK in Motion

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
Two Pennies
This Stony Planet
1221 SW 4th
I am a Fish
Here Today
What If...?
Superinky Fixations
The Rural Bus Route
Another Blogger
Mikeyman's Computer Treehouse
Portland Housing Blog

Wonderfully Wacky
Dave Barry
Borowitz Report
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
Ride That Donkey
Singin' Horses
Rally Monkey
Simon Swears
Strong Bad's E-mail

Oregon News
The Oregonian
Portland Tribune
Willamette Week
The Sentinel
Southeast Examiner
Northwest Examiner
Sellwood Bee
Mid-County Memo
Vancouver Voice
Eugene Register-Guard
OPB - Portland
Salem Statesman-Journal
Oregon Capitol News
Portland Business Journal
Daily Journal of Commerce
Oregon Business
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

The Beatles
Bruce Springsteen
Joni Mitchell
Ella Fitzgerald
Steve Earle
Joe Ely
Stevie Wonder
Lou Rawls

E-mail, Feeds, 'n' Stuff

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Mayor Creepy acts busy

Now that the gangsters on the east side are engaged in all-out war, Portland's sad mayor sends out a press release and cracks open another cold one. And gee, nobody's impressed.

Comments (20)

Creepy is working on his Shooting Park idea. At present the Parks people are fighting the Fire Department for funding and control.

Jeez, what do people expect from the mayor on this whole gang shooting thing?

He tweeted about it! Move on.

"That is why I am a founding member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns." What's it take to be a founding member? Do you have to be around when 15 others mayors launch a coalition?

This is so sad, and I would like to ask Where is AMA? The AMA stands unified in front of cameras ranting on police shooting black citizens. Why aren't they standing along with the honorable(cough) Rev. Jackson deploring blacks shooting blacks?

"blacks shooting blacks"

Really? You don't think there's any difference between a bunch of thugs terrorizing people and uniformed representatives of the government killing people? Didn't the AMA also protest the police killing of non-black James Chasse?

Jack gets to go to Oswald West while we stay in Detroit West. Hot time in the city, baby.

Yes maybe once, but not usually and not with Rev. Jackson

"Ironically I was at a city-funded program for ninth grade teenagers that helps get them excited..." said Mayor Adams.

If anybody knows how to excite teenagers, it is the Mayor of Portland.

Hey guys, I have an idea: let's quit villifying the Po-Po when they follow their escalation of force guidelines, and encourage them to intimidate the wannabee 'bangers before they cross the line. I've seen some of Portland's so called "gang members" and most of them wouldn't last an hour in East L.A.

I wondered how long it would take for this kind of law to be proposed.

If maybe the local economy could be improved, or perhaps if the schools didn't have to compete with developers for funding, or maybe if instead of feel good utopian laws, we had a city government that worked on city problems.

Instead of sticking its nose in everything that makes them look good to their perceived base, they could address things that mean something, like allowing job creation for those who are bordering on walking down the criminal path, or establishing a real safety net for mental health issues.

Hey Sam, Chicago has some of the most strict gun laws in the country, and it buries its young men far more often than we do. I'm not arguing for more guns. I'm saying that the gold plated leeches we call developers are bleeding us dry, and preventing the city from doing one of its basic functions.

Think of a larger, better trained, less stressed police force. A better, larger jail (Wapato, anyone?) Better schools, parents with a bit more of their own money, spending more time with their own at risk youths.

No, Sam, I guess you are right, a new streetcar will fix everything. Actually,with more transit,the criminals can go somewhere else!!

God (or your higher power of choice) help us.

No one seems to care about gangs killing each other. The North Portland community doesn't seem to do anything about it. Obviously they are afraid physically, but even worse, they are afraid to violate the code of silence that prevails, of not being a snitch. Whenever they, in that community, decide that they are going to put themselves on the line and stand up against the violence and the younger kids being indoctrinated into the gang type activities, that will be, at least a beginning to reducing violent action. Hopefully some of the church groups there might lead the way.

That is why I am a founding member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

Yeah. that'll show all the mayors who are *pro* illegal guns. Jesus.

Let's see this clearly and unequivocally for what it really is: a press release, aimed at being a bullet point on a "list of accomplishements" under the topic "Police Bureau" when Mayor Creepy inevitably runs again.

Ironically I was at a city-funded program for ninth grade teenagers that helps get them excited and keep them out of any vulnerability, " said Mayor Adams, " I don't think John Canda has participated in any of the activities. He has a different view of things."

If he acted any more like a dramatic queen, I'd swear he was gay. And what the he*l does "keep them out of any vulnerability" even mean?

He told NewsChannel 8 that he didn't want to respond to Canda's comments and that it will further divide the community

You mean, like telling a string of lies in public to get elected, then telling more lies after being elected, then being a laughingstock of a public servant? Yeah, *that'll* unite the community.

"I can tell you the mayor is very engaged," said Assistant Police Chief Eric Hendricks. "I've talked with the mayor and his aides . . . He's interested, engaged, and involved."

Translation: I like my job. I didn't like Sizer. I'm making sure to suck up.

I think it's illegal in the state of Oregon for local communities to make gun related ordinances. It's in the Oregon constitution, no?

Besides, this isn't the solution. Taking gang bangers off the street with more enforcement, more manpower, more jail space is the key. If we weren't throwing our money down the toilet with pet sammy projects, maybe we could achieve some of this.
Cracking down on bubba in Gresham who legally owns guns and buys them legally isn't going to solve any problems -- it'll make you look good in the ranks of the anti-gun nuts.

Same old Sam Adams BS.

About the only thing encouraging about this release is that Sam didn't try to connect the gang shootings as the result of not enough bike paths.

This guy is hopelessly compromised, but here's a prediction: He'll get re-elected and it won't be close.

Mister Tee can you please tell me why you are such a cop sucker? I mean that in the nicest way. It seems like you are a sucker for all those guys in uniform no matter what they do or do not do.

Some years ago I tried to explain to then candidate Adams that one of the ways to reduce crime was to improve transportation so that people in low income areas could find work. Unfortunately Adams cannot put two and two together. He doesn't get it and neither do most of the political idiots in Portland.

Firstly, I love the first few bloggers who let their racism show by mentioning the AMA and Jesse Jackson everytime a shooting is considered "gang-related".

It's all of our responsibility. It doesnt matter how well I raise mine if the one down the street becomes a gang banger or a Kip Kinkle and shoots mine.

The no-snitching was not invented by the black community. Many communities have mistrust of LE. Immigrant Italians, Irish, Eastern Europeans, Asians have had insular communities wary of LE. I'm sure if there were more snitches, we'd know where Kyron is.

Ms. C. your average redneck doesn't know anything except their own culture. Even the cops don't exactly sing loudly to the "rat squad". There tends to be a closing of the ranks to outsiders, first. And second, those of us from certain cultures learned at a very early age to keep our mouths shut and stay out of things that did not involve us. That way we continue not to be involved and trust me when dealing with criminals that is often a good idea.

Then of course, unlike the gang bangers in the hood, Italian organized crime did not shoot up innocent people in drive bys or for the most part (at least until the 60s) seek to poison their own kind with drugs. And many of those in the Mafia did not want their kids in the Mafia. They wanted them educated and working straight jobs.

My understanding is that Asian criminals have a long history of shakedowns of the innocent.

The organized crime syndicates of the early 20th century were always more than happy to kill and maim innocent people who got in their way, didn't pay protection money, or gave information to authorities. That was how they maintained and grew their power. People didn't just hand over a portion of the proceeds of their businesses because the thugs in their neighborhoods were such nice guys; there was an implied -- and sometimes carried out - threat of businesses being wrecked and livelihoods being destroyed.

And I'd be willing to bet that a lot of people involved in gangs don't want their kids to have the same lifestyle, either.

Sorry darrelp, I think your knowledge of Italian organized crime is pretty weak and I am betting you are not from the East Coast and of Southern Italian origins. I cannot speak to other ethnic groups but I can to Southern Italians. And also know the reasons that organized crime started in So. Italy. And it's those origins that paved the way for it to come here.


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

In Vino Veritas

Lange, Pinot Gris 2015
Kiona, Lemberger 2014
Willamette Valley, Pinot Gris 2015
Aix, Rosé de Provence 2016
Marchigüe, Cabernet 2013
Inazío Irruzola, Getariako Txakolina Rosé 2015
Maso Canali, Pinot Grigio 2015
Campo Viejo, Rioja Reserva 2011
Kirkland, Côtes de Provence Rosé 2016
Cantele, Salice Salentino Reserva 2013
Whispering Angel, Côtes de Provence Rosé 2013
Avissi, Prosecco
Cleto Charli, Lambrusco di Sorbara Secco, Vecchia Modena
Pique Poul, Rosé 2016
Edmunds St. John, Bone-Jolly Rosé 2016
Stoller, Pinot Noir Rosé 2016
Chehalem, Inox Chardonnay 2015
The Four Graces, Pinot Gris 2015
Gascón, Colosal Red 2013
Cardwell Hill, Pinot Gris 2015
L'Ecole No. 41, Merlot 2013
Della Terra, Anonymus
Willamette Valley, Dijon Clone Chardonnay 2013
Wraith, Cabernet, Eidolon Estate 2012
Januik, Red 2015
Tomassi, Valpolicella, Rafaél, 2014
Sharecropper's Pinot Noir 2013
Helix, Pomatia Red Blend 2013
La Espera, Cabernet 2011
Campo Viejo, Rioja Reserva 2011
Villa Antinori, Toscana 2013
Locations, Spanish Red Wine
Locations, Argentinian Red Wine
La Antigua Clásico, Rioja 2011
Shatter, Grenache, Maury 2012
Argyle, Vintage Brut 2011
Abacela, Vintner's Blend #16 Abacela, Fiesta Tempranillo 2014
Benton Hill, Pinot Gris 2015
Primarius, Pinot Gris 2015
Januik, Merlot 2013
Napa Cellars, Cabernet 2013
J. Bookwalter, Protagonist 2012
LAN, Rioja Edicion Limitada 2011
Beaulieu, Cabernet, Rutherford 2009
Denada Cellars, Cabernet, Maipo Valley 2014
Marchigüe, Cabernet, Colchagua Valley 2013
Oberon, Cabernet 2014
Hedges, Red Mountain 2012
Balboa, Rose of Grenache 2015
Ontañón, Rioja Reserva 2015
Three Horse Ranch, Pinot Gris 2014
Archery Summit, Vireton Pinot Gris 2014
Nelms Road, Merlot 2013
Chateau Ste. Michelle, Pinot Gris 2014
Conn Creek, Cabernet, Napa 2012
Conn Creek, Cabernet, Napa 2013
Villa Maria, Sauvignon Blanc 2015
G3, Cabernet 2013
Chateau Smith, Cabernet, Washington State 2014
Abacela, Vintner's Blend #16
Willamette Valley, Rose of Pinot Noir, Whole Clusters 2015
Albero, Bobal Rose 2015
Ca' del Baio Barbaresco Valgrande 2012
Goodfellow, Reserve Pinot Gris, Clover 2014
Lugana, San Benedetto 2014
Wente, Cabernet, Charles Wetmore 2011
La Espera, Cabernet 2011
King Estate, Pinot Gris 2015
Adelsheim, Pinot Gris 2015
Trader Joe's, Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley 2015
La Vite Lucente, Toscana Red 2013
St. Francis, Cabernet, Sonoma 2013
Kendall-Jackson, Pinot Noir, California 2013
Beaulieu, Cabernet, Napa Valley 2013
Erath, Pinot Noir, Estate Selection 2012
Abbot's Table, Columbia Valley 2014
Intrinsic, Cabernet 2014
Oyster Bay, Pinot Noir 2010
Occhipinti, SP68 Bianco 2014
Layer Cake, Shiraz 2013
Desert Wind, Ruah 2011
WillaKenzie, Pinot Gris 2014
Abacela, Fiesta Tempranillo 2013
Des Amis, Rose 2014
Dunham, Trautina 2012
RoxyAnn, Claret 2012
Del Ri, Claret 2012
Stoppa, Emilia, Red 2004
Primarius, Pinot Noir 2013
Domaines Bunan, Bandol Rose 2015
Albero, Bobal Rose 2015
Deer Creek, Pinot Gris 2015
Beaulieu, Rutherford Cabernet 2013
Archery Summit, Vireton Pinot Gris 2014
King Estate, Pinot Gris, Backbone 2014
Oberon, Napa Cabernet 2013
Apaltagua, Envero Carmenere Gran Reserva 2013
Chateau des Arnauds, Cuvee des Capucins 2012
Nine Hats, Red 2013
Benziger, Cabernet, Sonoma 2012
Roxy Ann, Claret 2012
Januik, Merlot 2012
Conundrum, White 2013
St. Francis, Sonoma Cabernet 2012

The Occasional Book

Phil Stanford - Rose City Vice
Kenneth R. Feinberg - What is Life Worth?
Kent Haruf - Our Souls at Night
Peter Carey - True History of the Kelly Gang
Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games
Amy Stewart - Girl Waits With Gun
Philip Roth - The Plot Against America
Norm Macdonald - Based on a True Story
Christopher Buckley - Boomsday
Ryan Holiday - The Obstacle is the Way
Ruth Sepetys - Between Shades of Gray
Richard Adams - Watership Down
Claire Vaye Watkins - Gold Fame Citrus
Markus Zusak - I am the Messenger
Anthony Doerr - All the Light We Cannot See
James Joyce - Dubliners
Cheryl Strayed - Torch
William Golding - Lord of the Flies
Saul Bellow - Mister Sammler's Planet
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: 113
At this date last year: 155
Total run in 2016: 155
In 2015: 271
In 2014: 401
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