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June 27, 2013 at 11:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Readers revved up over exonerated man’s plight buy him a car

When I lived in a $17 a week room near Tulane University 40 years ago, I'd hop on a 10-cent iron street car with wood seats near Tulane University for the 15 minute ride to Canal St. in downtown New Orleans to catch a GM bus to the Cemetery, where I'd wait 10 minutes for a 1950's era vintage bus crammed with surplus women which would take me to Metarie, where I worked in a Super Market for $2.97 an hour. So it vexes me to read about do-gooders crying about someone who makes $10.80 an hour having to take the bus to work, as if this is bad thing. There's nothing wrong with taking a bus. Personally, I'd rather walk to work than drive a handed-out vehicle.

May 2, 2011 at 8:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

gto

FYI, we read Jim's circular and everything in the Voter's Pamphlet before mailing our ballot. As we noted, many politicians who imbibe have served America well, i.e.: Richard Nixon, Martin Van Buren, James Buchanan, Grover Cleveland and Chester A. Arthur, to name a few. Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton also toast quite a bit. So Bottoms Up, GTO! We're having Pilsner Urquell and Hebrew Nationals during today's baseball game.

April 23, 2011 at 6:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What’s going on with former Rep. Jim Jacks?

My doorbell was one of the 1,487 that Jim rang during his campaign. In fact he was the only candidate to drop by in person. My door was blocked the evening he swung by so I could only peer at him through our living room window. "I'm Jim Jacks and I'm running for the Washington State House of Representatives," he announced whilst affixing a pamphlet on our doorknob. "Which party," I asked? "Democrat," he answered. As he turned away I yelled out, "We'll vote for you!" Frankly, I don't care if he drinks. Gov. Gregoire drinks, too. So did JFK, George W. Bush, FDR, Wm. Howard Taft and Ulysses S. Grant, among others. In fact, John Adams drank beer for breakfast! In fact, I'd rather have a legislator who prefers a Bloody Mary over One-percent Reduced Fat Milk!

April 23, 2011 at 12:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Introducing The Columbian's first social media coordinator

Your first order of business ought to be to flush those headache-inducing puzzles some moron affixed to all outgoing SHARE requests in The Columbian.

April 6, 2011 at 4:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

ARE DIGITAL NOTES USED TO TRACK YOUR BEHAVIOR?

This piece does not explain how "digital notes" work. Who makes the device? Is it voice-activated? If not, what's the difference between annotating something with a pencil and paper and "digitally." Does one have to consent to be recorded digitally? The photo depicts a machine that brings to mind the signature feature on those credit-card swipers at K-Mart. Can the public buy one? I'm befuddled.

April 4, 2011 at 3:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

You know, after those famed explorers, Ewis and Cark

I'd also like to see a casino-resort in Cark County!

March 26, 2011 at 4:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Introducing The Columbian's first social media coordinator

Your first order of business ought to be to flush those headache-inducing puzzles some moron has affixed to all outgoing SHARE requests in The Columbian. My BLOG provides the brain-wracking details:
http://www.columbian.com/weblogs/pdx-...

March 22, 2011 at 3:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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