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    interview with Avakian.  Seems interesting.

    I changed by not changing at all, small town predicts my fate, perhaps that's what no one wants to see. -6.38, -4.15

    by James Allen on Thu Sep 29, 2011 at 02:31:59 PM PDT

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      I read through Witt's as well and found a few bones to pick; for example, I like the idea of curtailing defense spending and raising the Social Security cap (a common-sense proposal that doesn't get enough airplay, and bless all three Democrats in our district for talking about it), but this isn't the right time to raise income or payroll taxes on the middle class, IMO.

      On a related note, I'm amused by The Oregonian's portrayal of all three mayoral candidates as having "serious flaws":

      1. Charlie Hales lived in Washington and voted in Oregon for several years up until 2009, the same blatant tax-dodging stunt that quite possibly lost Chris Dudley the election last year.

      2. Eileen Brady tried to pull the "don't you know who I am!?" card when police asked her not to ride her bike through Rose Festival grounds several years ago.

      3. Jefferson Smith realized that his personal lack of civic participation was part of a social epidemic in 2001 and founded a very successful nonprofit as a way of getting people engaged and compensating for his previous failures to vote, and has been a regular voter ever since.

      False equivalency much?

      Democrat, OR-01 native, Swingnut for life, and keeper of the DKE glossary.

      by SaoMagnifico on Thu Sep 29, 2011 at 02:50:08 PM PDT

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