Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Katz Schmatz

The other guy thinks I'm Vera Katz. Close. No cigar.

What I do know is Vera did nothing for this city. Nothing! Why, when she came to office in 1992, this place was like some sort of dreamy heaven. Nymphs frolicked in the breeze. Vodka burbled from the city's water fountains. Jobs for the taking when you walked into the city limits -- thousands of them! High paying ones too! And crime? No way! Never such a thing! Forfend!

We didn't have no darn MAX running to the West Side, transporting people hither and thither. If you wanted to get from Hillsboro to Portland, you drove dammit, in your CAR or preferably TRUCK, down the freakin Sunset Highway, and you parked downtown, in the middle of the street, just like our forefathers! You didn't ride no mamby pamby bike, that's for damn sure. And you blasted "oldies music" though in those days most people just called it "crappy music."

All that changed in 1992. 130,000 people lost their senses and voted her in. In 1996, 156,000 people did the same thing. And in 2000, 153,000 people did the exact same thing. My goodness! Did they not see what was happening before their very eyes! Children were being gunned down openly in Pioneer Square! Old men, forced onto streetcars and taken to God knows where! And bikes, the place was lousy with them! Consarn it!

Why, Portland? Why?

5 Comments:

At 11:22 PM, Blogger Jack Bog said...

130,000 people lost their senses and voted her in. In 1996, 156,000 people did the same thing. And in 2000, 153,000 people did the exact same thing. My goodness! Did they not see what was happening before their very eyes!

Well put, Jerky. Couldn't have said it better myself. Especially in 2000. She was pretty much off her rocker by then, but nobody ran against her except a high school kid.

 
At 12:04 AM, Blogger Kari Chisholm said...

Correction - Jake was a college sophomore.

 
At 5:10 PM, Blogger Dissident Gene said...

Well if you want to know where the guns to shoot those kids came from, it's wasn't the public tranist crowd or the bike crowd, that's for sure.

 
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