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Monday, July 23, 2012

Presidential gridlock tomorrow

Don't plan to get anywhere in Portland on a freeway at any time between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. It's the price we pay so that money can exercise its free speech rights.

If you must blame someone, we nominate that darned Jesse Cornett.

Comments (15)

How or why do the Democrats always get the convention center for political events??

It's and outrageously expensive venue. Do they get a discount or fees waived?

Why can't it be known?
If Rs were getting some sweet government deal WW would be all over it.

And he's coming up to Seattle tomorrow as well, where everyone is atwitter -- about Ichiro's trade to the Yankees.

Like it was brought up in the first thread about this - I hope this doesn't mess up things for anyone commuting to Jantzen Beach (I think that's where it is) for the bar exam. Stressful enough day as it is, last thing some pour soul driving up from Salem at the crack of dawn needs is Portland turning into a congested, re-routed minefield on a critical day for any aspiring lawyer.

"Stressful enough day as it is, last thing some pour soul driving up from Salem at the crack of dawn needs is Portland turning into a congested, re-routed minefield on a critical day for any aspiring lawyer."

If you can't deal with this kind of garden variety bolder down your path it's kind of hard to believe you/they are sitting for the Bar to begin with. I seriously hope your post is one big joke. Really.

Kevin, I took the bar. It was a hard enough test by itself, so yes, I hope for nothing but logistical smooth sailing for all.

Sincerely,
A guy who had the "luck" of a computer dying before the exam rather than in the middle of an essay

Venue was switched from Portland art museum which would have been downtown gridlock. Due to CO shooting the grassroots event was cancelled as well. That would have been worse. That is the official reason given, anyway. Could it be that a less than impressive crowd was expected and the campaign was avoiding embarrassment?

I work in the Lloyd district and am DREADING tomorrow because I have to go in and out of the area. Sigh. Just take your money and run (fly)!!

Kevin, here's hoping you spend an extra long time in traffic tomorrow. You sound like a real jerk.

"...garden variety bolder down your path it's kind of hard to believe you/they are sitting for the Bar to begin with."

The bolder would be doing them all a favor...

Stupid enough to borrow massively to go to law school when there are few if any lawyer jobs out there. End their pain now, and force them to face reality sooner rather than later.

And those select few who do get a job that actually requires a law degree, what of those "winners"? For the rest of their working lives, they get to be known as "lawyers", usually as the butt of a bad joke.

Oh and Kevin since your comment ticked me off at this late hour, may I add that if you cannot properly distinguish between garden variety words like "bolder" and "boulder" it's kind of hard to believe you/your mom are posting comments on a blog to begin with. I seriously hope your post is one big joke. Really.

To brendan.... If Kevin is a jerk, the just call me a bolder jerk.

Oh, and seriously, if you borrowed any money to attend law school, I am sorry I mocked your bad fortune. It was my bad, as that whole situation isn't very funny if you are stuck in the middle of it, as so many people are. It is no joke, or at least a bad joke.

A friend connected with the Art Museum reports that the Obama campaign moved the event from the museum because the Secret Service had insisted that the museum close its administrative offices during the event.

One afternoon a lawyer was riding in his limousine when he saw two men along the road-side eating grass.
Disturbed, he ordered his driver to stop and got out to investigate.
He aked one man, “Why are you eating grass?”
“We don’t have any money for food,” the poor man replied. “We have to eat grass.”
“Well, then, you can come with me to my house and I’ll feed you,” the lawyer said.
“But sir, I have a wife and two children with me. They are over there, under that tree.”
“Bring them along,” the lawyer replied.
Turning to the other poor man he stated, “You may come with us, also.”
The second man, in a pitiful voice, then said, “But sir, I also have a wife and SIX children with me!”
“Bring them all as well,” the lawyer answered.
They all entered the car, which was no easy task, even for a car as large as the limousine was.
Once under way, one of the poor fellows turned to the lawyer and said, “Sir, you are too kind.”
“Thank you for taking all of us with you.
The lawyer replied, “Glad to do it.
“You’ll really love my place.
“The grass is almost a foot high.”

I'm sitting the bar exam as I type this. Looks like everyone made it on time. Lucky them.

As for Harry, who said "Stupid enough to borrow massively to go to law school when there are few if any lawyer jobs out there. End their pain now, and force them to face reality sooner rather than later." -- use some logic, bubs. They ALREADY owe the law school debt. So now you want them to skip the exam and start working at Starbucks?

I intend no ill will to any of those sitting for the bar exam, and I wish every one of them good luck. My response to the poster who complained about the anticipated traffic jam was intended convey the notion that attorneys are supposed to be problem solvers, and whining about something you have no control over is useless. Maybe if the traffic was going to be impossible, a test taker could find a hotel room within walking distance of the test site as opposed to driving all the way from Salem on the morning of the test.

One wonders how much it cost taxpayers for the President to come to Portland. One also wonders what the fleet average MPG was for the trip including for Air Force One and the entire presidential motorcade – all basically to transport one person. The figure will unquestionably blow the 50 MPG Obama wants for everybody else out of the water. Finally, one also wonders the cost and the amount of fuel consumed by those sitting in gridlock so the procession could pass.


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