Upper Left Coast

Thoughts on politics, faith, sports and other random topics from a red state sympathizer in indigo-blue Portland, Oregon.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Dialogue = shut up and do it our way

Today's quote of the day comes from Bob Stacey, director of 1000 Friends of Oregon. Mr. Stacey wants the Portland City Council to reject a new bridge over the Columbia River, and was quoted in this morning's Oregonian as saying:
It's time for the City Council to say, 'We're not going in that direction, we don't have agreement about this project.' It's time to start a dialogue by placing on the table what Portland wants and refusing to approve any of the alternatives.
Hmmm...He wants to start a dialogue by saying that everyone has to do it the way Portland wants it. That's not a dialogue -- that's a dictatorship. Mr. Stacey apparently thinks the city just elected King Adams.

When the environmental movement thinks it can get away with such a move, is there any clearer indication that it has a strangle-hold on Northwest decision makers? Is it any wonder why the right doesn't trust them?


  • At 7/09/2008 1:12 PM, Blogger MAX Redline said…

    Sammy was on the news last night, noting that if Portland doesn't get what it wants, they can shut it down. Last week, it was Metro councilor Rex Burkholder, who said essentially the same thing.



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