Hillary Clinton, RFK and Obama: Wow!


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Friday, May 23, 2008 HANK STERN

Lake Oswego Principal to Parents: No Limos, Please


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This email just landed in WWire's inbox. There's not much to say except that it comes from Lake Grove Elementary principal Sara Deboy in Lake Oswego. From: "Deboy, Sara" Subject: Limousines at school Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2008 22:02:50 +0000 Dear parents and families, I would like to make a request of all of you. These last days of school are a wonderful time for celebrating, and the students are ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 BETH SLOVIC

From WW's Archives: Gore Vidal


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Thursday, June 12, 2008 HANK STERN

98° ? 9/11: Mission Creep Strikes Portland Emergency Bureau


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See something wrong with this picture (beach, beer, tropical version of Haystack Rock)? No, nothing? Well, here's what's wrong with it: IT PROMISES CERTAIN DEATH. Oh, the things we learn from press releases... According to this year's city of Portland budget, The mission of the Portland Office of Emergency Management (POEM) is to effectively lead the emergency preparedness, risk reduction, ...   More
 
Friday, June 27, 2008 COREY PEIN

Advice From The Portland Nanny State: No Solo Street-Crossing Until Age 10 ... Among Other Suggestions


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A few days after a Portland City Auditor's report on the directionless Office of Neighborhood Involvement, Bojack has dug up a shockingly paranoid and unintentionally hilarious "Safety in the City" newsletter just released by the $6.5 million bureau. What's most striking about the document, produced by two staffers in ONI's crime prevention division (salary range $41,000-$54,000 a year), is the level ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 COREY PEIN

Best President Ever: Bush Brags about Pollution at the G8


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President Bush stunned world leaders at the G8 summit in Japan by dubbing himself "the world's biggest polluter" and then punching the air. Here's the story in The Daily Telegraph. Hard to believe, even coming from Bush. But then again, the prez has been thumbing his nose at Portland values for years. While we're at it -- for a dose of British humour, check out this video sendup, again ...   More
 
Thursday, July 10, 2008 JAMES PITKIN

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