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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Fill in the blank

Kitzhaber wrote in an Aug. 28 letter to the Portland City Club that __________________ would "primarily benefit a few wealthy executives... while creating increased opportunities for corporate corruption and organized crime."

Comments (21)

... legalizing pot
... state controlled liquor sales
... state controlled waste disposal
... state controlled ...

Like all political issues, some people can be against it after they were for it.

"Dycus (Stacy, former campaign mgrt to Sen/Treas Westlund) notes that in 2006, when the Grand Ronde tribe wanted to open a casino in Portland, it argued against the points Kitzhaber now advances."

If they say it's "For the children!", run away, it has to be bad!

If Kitz is against it, it might be good!


Gambling is bad. Unless you are purchasing state-sponsored lottery tickets or playing video poker?

Please, fill in the blank. Here, a few suggestions:

Milwaukie Light Rail

The Convention Center hotel

Urban renewal

Just build the water slide and other non-gambling stuff. You don't need a vote for that. Or are these money-losing enterprises that will eventually disappear?

We gotta keep up with Washington's Great Wolf Lodge. Why not leave the gambling out and name it Great Coyote Lodge with all the toys ? Great Wolf is doing great, why not Great Coyote Lodge right in the middle of a 2.3 Million people metro area.

Fluoridation of Bull Run water

Cylvia Hayes

The State, the Tribes and the Grange all arguing over who should be allowed to pick the pockets of those who think it is a good investment to stick their money into a slot machine instead of a retirement plan. Not sure who wears the white hat on this deal.

South Waterfront
Sustainability Center
Street car (both sides of the river)

A political class comprised of sock-puppets, black-mailable, morally weak, and or dimwitted flaks would "primarily benefit a few wealthy executives...

Now the businessmen and the casino’s chief financial backer—Canadian gaming giant Clairvest—are hoping Oregonians will eventually change their minds if they have to answer the same question on the ballot often enough.

So they are learning from local government?

The Columbia River Crossing would "primarily benefit a few wealthy executives... while creating increased opportunities for corporate corruption and organized crime."

Jon -

Gotta remember, if the voters answer "No" three times in a row, build it without a vote--- MAX up Interstate; MAX to Clackamas Town Center; MAX to Hillsboro; fluoridation plant for PDX water, etc. etc.

IF your vote might really count, you wouldn't get to vote. There's too much at stake.

Neil Goldschmidt running around free

Keep it simple:

his policies


a victory by either Obama or Romney

"My administration"

"The Portland City Council"

"Electing Charlie Hales"

"Building a casino in Wood Village"

Do you think they will come up with a peaceful solution?

"But the broader rub is the Oregon Lottery, the state’s second-largest source of revenue after the income tax. Lottery officials believe people who might otherwise spend their money on video poker would gamble instead at the proposed casino"

Don Barzini: Times have changed. It's not like the old days when we could do anything we want. A refusal is not the act of a friend. Don Corleone had all the judges and the politicians in New York, and he must share them. He must let us draw the water from the well. Certainly, he can present a bill for such services. After all, we are not Communists.
Don Corleone: I hoped that we would come here and reason together. And as a reasonable man, I'm willing to do whatever is necessary to find a peaceful solution to these problems.

Ever notice that the biggest crooks are always the ones who get up in arms about another crook getting to the spoils first?

Privatization of our public assets.

I got it, "Mitt Romney and/or Barack Obama."

Good test, did I pass?ue?

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