There is no more terrifying bogeyman in all of Portland. The beast steals our jobs and our self-respect. It keeps us from buying homes. It is The Californian. (Snip) Preston Page and Jessica Faraday, who moved to Portland from Southern California in February, woke up to find hateful messages such as "Go back to California" spray-painted across their front door, the front of their house and their car. The vehicle also had deep scratches gouged into it. The vandalism apparently happened at about 2:15 a.m. -- a neighbor heard "a really loud metal-on-metal sound," Faraday said. The neighbor looked out
Comments: Gold paint all over their car and house. Portland gets nuttier every day.
I wouldn´t be happy to see people from California moving to my state but mostly because they tend to be the ones who voted liberal, want to do Kumbya with illegal aliens etc., the other side of that coin is they might well be running away from that whole concept.
Anything else is the fault of the citizens of an infiltrated state, if property prices go up, that´s the sellers doing as they are making a killing on their homes, the realtors encourage it because they make a killing as well. Jobs wouldn´t go begging if local people kept up with the times, don´t want people moving into your state don´t make it financially attractive to have them!
Running them out will do nothing, most states have population crying for Islamic immigrants or illegal aliens, the Government relocates refugees into states with what seems like no desire to have by those states, and the question is, "what are you doing about that?"
Your question is a great puzzler if we are looking for a complicated answer.
We deal with a smilar contamination in NH from MA, mostly (from where my husband and i came); VT was destroyed by New Yorkers, mostly, and some from MA. ME is teetering, but as usual, the most trouble emanates from the urban/city loci... but ME has Governor LePage!!!
My sisters in FL watch with dread the influx of northerners. Midwesterners are of a sturdier and more Conservative stuff.
So many of the great rugged States in the West are imperilled.
Why does it take relatively few people to overturn a community?
Maybe it´s because of complacency? After all, as the great Patriots, and our brave Military throughout the ages, showed, "The price of Liberty is eternal vigilance."
I am watching "Patriots Rising: The Empire Fights Back" (2015) AWESOME. On the American History Channel.
Just now was the section about the role of very young Patriots, teenagers; one 15 year old girl who rode in the night to warn the Americans of the advancing Brits; another, Timothy Murphy, also 15, a backwoods sharpshooter, instrumental in the Americans´ victory at Saratoga.
The lesson is know what you believe, want and staying alert and involved.
Why, though, did leftist Portland not welcome leftist Southern Californian... did that offending neighbor have a Trump for President bumbersticker on their car?
I dont advocate destruction of people´s property, but I do understand the sentiment. They ruined New Mexico with their pockets full of money (pricing the locals out of the real estate markets), convertibles, motor homes and grey pony tails. Not to mention the spandex shorts or raggedy 60´s hippie jeans. Just like Moslems, they infiltrate every aspect of their new society and try to make everyone else assimilate to them. No thanks. You made your society. Live in it.
Being an Oregonian, I have been disgusted for a long time about all the Californians moving up here and fouling the state with their nasty form of liberalism.
They have bought up every square inch of our once gorgeous Coast and have turned it into an overpopulated mess. The late Governor Tom McCall had the right idea. Spend your money here, but please do not stay.
full disclosure: my hubby and his parents were from California, but moved up here as the result of a company transfer. However being the conservative types, they didn´t bring the liberalism to their new state.
I can totally relate and deeply sympathize with how my fellow residents are feeling right now. But I don´t agree with their methods of showing it.
I am 84 years old, a native born Portlander. What was once a beautiful city and way of life has been degraded by liberal policies and an influx of newcomers trying to "keep Portland weird". Swamped by anarchists and homeless by choice the downtown saddens me. Californians and others whose states and cities bear the results of their bad leaders come here and vote in the same Democrats who have failed them. Stop!
Liberal Portland is a so-called sanctuary city. They want poor, uneducated illegals, but not educated, "rich" Californians. And they will vandalize your property to prove it. Is there a better illustration of why some conservatives say liberalism is a mental disorder?
Just wait till they pass unfunded medical care for everyone, like the Kalifornia Senate tried to pass on to he State House of Reps. last week. Fortunately, the Speaker sent it back and said send us a real bill we can pass. However, its only a matter of time. Once people realize the cost of that, they will stampede out of the State and land on everyone else´s doorsteps.
#14 - I´m sad to say that I took my first vacation to Portland last year. I booked a week at the Embassy Suites downtown so I could just use public transportation to get around the city. The downtown area is an absolute sewer and full of vagrants and addicts. I left after two nights.
#18 is absolutely right. Used to live and work there, moved across the river to conservative Clark County to escape state income taxes. It wasn´t as bad downtown then. But now I won´t drive into Portland unless absolutely necessary, it´s filthy and dangerous and full of druggies and bums. Liberal politics are destroying it. Kids come here to "experiment" with being "homeless". They encourage "homeless" camps. Enough with the liberal stupidity which encourages the filthiest human behavior. Bring back the "poor farms", not joking.
What a revolting mess of inhospitality. Bet some of y´all even call yourselves Christian. Right. My lovely but tiny town is much the richer for our retirees from elsewhere. They volunteer in our fistoric sites, our public gardens, our struggling schools. They´re educated, they pay taxes, they support our local economy, churches, and civic organizations, some start a retirement job doing something they´ve always wanted to do,b and many of them bring their old high-tech jobs with them. As a transplant myself, I passed up a number of options because of snooty, hostile attitudes like y´all´s. I´m not from here, but I got here as fast as I could, and couldn´t be happier with my warm and welcoming neighbors. The world is too full of ugliness and rudeness. What a crying shame some of you feel entitled to pass it on.
Wow, lots of emotion understandable I suppose. The real point was made way back by #2. It´s the failure to connect the voting habits to the conditions from which people flee that matters. Just like people flocking to the USA to harvest the fruits of our hard work and willingness to take a risk only to do their level best to destroy the mechanisms that create wealth making it a better place by bringing the destructive attitudes and values with them.
I´ve lived in the Portland area most of my life. The week before I moved into my new home, I totaled my car. The rental car Hertz gave me had California plates. I told the agency employee, "I can´t drive a car with California plates now, I´m moving into my new neighborhood!" Luckily a lot of my neighbors are high tech people, so they´re probably recent arrivals. It´s kind of funny looking back on it, but once I got my new car, I put my Oregon State University license frames on as soon as possible.
Oh, and I´m a Christian, but those lovely neighbors from the south are why I paid as much for my condo as I would have paid for a McMansion in some other state.
This is silly. This native Californian knows only one Californian who is a fan of Portland, and she was born there. Has lived all the rest of her life in California, from Stanford on, and would not live in Portland if they gave it to her.
The same can be said for the rest of Oregon. If it’s possible, its politics are worse than ours. And we at least used to be a Republican state. Even before Ronald Reagan.
Those hippies ruined Nevada too, as well as Oregon and Washington and New Mexico, the influx of idiot Kalifornia liberals should be met with the same RESISTANCE that they show for us!!
Damn those lefty idiot creeps who IMMIGRATE like ISIS to conquer new territory...
Cali once was a republican state with many army and navy and air bases and only 20 million people...until that f´in idiot Moonbeam took over! Now it´s 40 million!!! And now it´s full of Africans, Mexicans, Guatemalans, refugees, illegals, homosexuals, hollyweirdo´s, and oh so many far left beserkely-type radical asshats!
And I live up here in the North State! We want State of Jefferson and we want only conservatives, ranchers, farmers, veterans, and like-minded American patriots...but this war is hell on this old veteran! Beautiful countryside ruined by ugly radical jerks...
Happy Independence DAY!! Veterans for TRUMP 2020 Veterans for PENCE 2024
In the Sixties Gov. Tom McCall told visitors to visit Oregon - and then go home. They did, and (mostly western) Oregon has been known as an unwelcoming place ever since. I lived in Washington state for many years and got the same mistreatment. Bizarre.
Portland has gone downhill tremendously the past few years. Homeless and junkies proliferate not only downtown, but have spread their encampments to the neighborhoods in the East side of the river. Taxes in Portland and Multnomah County are out of control (Arts tax, Public School surcharges, over a Billion dollars in bonds in the past four years for schools) etc. Every tax increase passes in this brain dead city. Clackamas County, here I come!
I understand the opinions voiced here. The liberals used to stay in their strongholds, but when they became the cesspools that the liberal policies always bring about, they left. But instead of learning the results of their policy choices, they simply continue to vote the same. So our once lovely, functioning cities and states are destroyed...before the libs move on to destroy someplace else.
We lived in Nashville years ago and had a close friend in the music industry there. When the music industry in LA realized the *country hicks* could produce music the equal (or better), and yet they could buy houses for one-quarter of what they cost in Calif..guess what? They moved to Nashville. Now housing in Middle Tennessee has skyrocketed.
Liberals are like locusts; they need to be destroyed.
I´m a fifth generation Californian and if there was ever a victim in this situation it´s us. Our state has been overrun with leftie idiots that came from many of the same states that moan about "Californians" invading them. If we could deport anyone who isn´t at least 2nd generation California born, we´d be Reagan Country again.
Back in the eighties I had a bumper sticker on my car that read "Welcome to California, Now Go Home." Unfortunately, it didn´t work.
Democratic candidates considering a run for president in 2020 will have to make their case early to voters on the liberal Left Coast, if officials in key western states get their way. Officials in California, Oregon and Washington are taking steps to move their presidential primary contests toward the front of the nominating calendar. They say they want voters in their states to have more influence over the candidates the two parties will nominate, and holding earlier contests is key to expanding that influence. (Snip) Not every California Democrat is enthusiastic about giving their voters a bigger say. Some Democrats
Democrats are worried that the fight between former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is doing lasting damage to their party. As the bickering between the former rivals grows more intense, Democrats say it needs to end. "It reiterates that our party is still led by people with fatal flaws," said one former senior Obama administration official. Another former Obama official added, "It´s like watching two children bickering." The only winner from the infighting, they say, is the Republican president. "Donald Trump must love the backbiting between Sanders and Clinton,"
While promoting her newly released memoir, Hillary Clinton has placed blame on several factors for her loss to Donald Trump last November — from her own mistakes, to Russian interference in the U.S. election, and the late intervention by then-FBI director James Comey. But Clinton has also spoken candidly about how deep-rooted sexism played a hand in her defeat, and about the double standards she faced as the first woman nominated by a major party for president in America’s 240-year history. In an interview with the New York Times published Saturday, Clinton spoke further about how misogyny is used as
After violent protests erupted in St. Louis Friday night, U2 has announced they´ve canceled a Saturday night performance in the city. The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said 32 people were arrested when protesters took to the streets after a white former police officer, Jason Stockley, was acquitted earlier that day in the 2011 fatal shooting of Lamar Smith, a black man. St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson found Stockley not guilty of first-degree murder and armed criminal action for the Dec. 20, 2011 incident, in which Stockley shot Smith five times after a high-speed chase and crash. In a
Michelle Rounds, the ex-wife of comedian Rosie O´Donnell, has died in an apparent suicide. She was 46. Rounds died at her home on Monday, TMZ reported. O´Donnell confirmed Rounds´ death in a statement to the celebrity gossip website. "I am saddened to hear about this terrible tragedy. Mental illness is a very serious issue affecting many families," O´Donnell told TMZ. "My thoughts and prayers go out to Michelle´s family, her wife and their child." Rounds´ mother also shared a statement encouraging people to donate to the National Suicide Prevention. "If anyone would like to give to the National Suicide Prevention it
TALLINN - Nearly one third of European Union states backed a plan to tax digital multinationals on their turnover, France said on Friday, as the EU weighs a range of other measures to increase the tax bill of companies like Google and Amazon. The moves are part of a growing campaign in the EU to claim tax revenues that online giants are accused of skirting by routing most of their profits to low tax rate states, like Ireland and Luxembourg. "The digital economy should be taxed as the rest of the economy," the EU commissioner for taxation, Pierre Moscovici, told
CNN host Anthony Bourdain joked in an interview with TMZ that he would poison President Trump if given the opportunity to cook for him and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. "If Trump and Kim Jong-un were going to have a bit of a summit to try and mend relations and they wanted you to cater, what would you serve?" asked a TMZ reporter. "Hemlock," Bourdain deadpanned. Hemlock is defined as "a drug or lethal drink prepared from the poison hemlock" that has been used as an execution method. The 61-year-old host of CNN´s weekly food and travel series, "Parts Unknown," later told Fox
Hillary Clinton told CNN on Wednesday that it is time to abolish the Electoral College, part of a sweeping interview where the former Democratic nominee sought to explain why she lost the 2016 election. Clinton, in the interview with CNN´s Anderson Cooper, displayed her animus for fired FBI Director James Comey, reflected on her love for the people -- namely former President Bill Clinton -- who helped her get through the crushing loss and blasted the arcane election body that she believes helped Donald Trump win the presidency. "I think it needs to be eliminated," Clinton said of the Electoral
Five people including a mother and son are accused in an elaborate scheme to defraud a fund set up to aid Gatlinburg wildfire victims. Debra Kay Catlett, her son, Chad Alan Chambers, and three associates - Rocco Boscalia, Ammie Lyons and Esther Pridemore - are charged in a sealed presentment handed up by a Sevier County grand jury earlier this year with a conspiracy to defraud the Dollywood Foundation´s My People Fund. Entertainer and Sevier County native Dolly Parton established the fund soon after last year´s wildfires that claimed 14 lives and destroyed thousands of homes and businesses. David Dotson, president of
NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton, who spent decades on the public stage in a myriad of roles and changing personas, emerged Tuesday in a new one: ghost from the political past. The reception was decidedly mixed. (Snip) The former candidate, wearing a luminescent turquoise jacket and trademark black pantsuit, arrived at the bookstore nearly an hour after the scheduled 11 a.m. starting time. The crowd greeted her with shouts of "Hillary! Hillary! Hillary!" Seated on a makeshift stage separating her from reporters and those in line, Clinton made no public remarks to the media, but chatted with fans, offering sympathetic
Alabama Democrat Doug Jones is running just a few points behind his potential Republican opponents for a Senate seat in the deep-red state, according to a new poll. The poll from Emerson College finds former Alabama state Supreme Court Judge Roy Moore ahead of Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) by a 14-point margin ahead of the GOP´s special election primary runoff on Sept. 26. But both Republicans would hold only a slim advantage over Jones, according to the poll-Moore leads Jones by 4 percentage points, while Strange leads by 3 points. The poll is a surprisingly strong result for Jones, who was expected to have no
Sergio Dipp´s ESPN job appears safe after ´Monday Night Football´ meltdown. Shaken sideline reporter Sergio Dipp took to Twitter to try to explain his meltdown on ESPN´s "Monday Night Football." As a minority himself, the Mexico native said he was trying to show "respect" to the African-American head coaches on the sidelines, Vance Joseph of the Broncos and Anthony Lynn of the Chargers. The second game of ESPN´s "MNF" doubleheaders marked the first time two African-American coaches made their respective head coaching debuts in the same game, according to the New York Post. Dipp normally reports in Spanish on soccer,
A Texas woman has been getting ridiculed online for being “too sensitive” after she blasted the arts-and-crafts chain Hobby Lobby for selling faux raw cotton stalks — which she found offensive. “This decor is WRONG on SO many levels,” Daniell Rider posted on Facebook this past Thursday, along with a photo of the phony textile plants. “There is nothing decorative about raw cotton…A commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves,” she said. “A little sensitivity goes a long way. PLEASE REMOVE THIS ‘decor.´” Rider, who is black, appeared to take the picture of the cotton herself
Special Counsel Robert Mueller´s team is reaching back more than a decade in its investigation of Paul Manafort, a sign of the pressure Mueller is placing on President Donald Trump´s former campaign chairman. The FBI´s warrant for a July search of Manafort´s Alexandria, Virginia, home said the investigation centered on possible crimes committed as far back as January 2006, according to a source briefed on the investigation. The broad time frame is the latest indication that Mueller´s team is going well beyond Russian meddling during the campaign as part of its investigation of Trump campaign associates. Manafort,
Hillary Clinton´s "What Happened" had a big debut. Clinton´s book about her stunning loss in 2016 to Donald Trump sold more than 300,000 copies in the combined formats of hardcover, e-book and audio, Simon & Schuster told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The book´s hardcover sales of 168,000 was the highest opening for any nonfiction release in five years, according to NPD BookScan, which tracks around 85 percent of retail print sales. Mark Owen´s "No Easy Day," a 2012 memoir about the killing of Osama bin Laden, sold more than 250,000 copies in its first week. Sales for "What Happened"
Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” while reacting to President Donald Trump’s speech at United Nations, former White House press secretary for the Obama administration Josh Earnest said the overall speech lacked “coherence,” and Trump mocking North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un was “foolish.” Earnest said, “Having sat in the hall of the United Nations where the president of the United States delivers an address for gathered world leaders — that’s something I did for the last three years—what you know world leaders are looking for in that room is a coherent strategy for taking on the biggest challenges around the
United Nations - The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 8:00 a.m. Former Secretary of State John Kerry says President Donald Trump´s United Nations speech may have put America in isolation and danger. Appearing on MSNBC´s "Morning Joe" show Wednesday, Kerry criticized Trump´s harsh rhetoric against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Kerry said, "You have to ask yourself: Is America safer because of ´rocket man?" He was referring to Trump´s characterization of Kim. Kerry said that kind of harsh language will make it harder for the United States to engage in diplomacy on
Climate change poses less of an immediate threat to the planet than previously thought because scientists got their modelling wrong, a new study has found. New research by British scientists reveals the world is being polluted and warming up less quickly than 10-year-old forecasts predicted, giving countries more time to get a grip on their carbon output. (Snip) The discrepancy means nations could continue emitting carbon dioxide at the current rate for another 20 years before the target was breached, instead of the three to five predicted by the previous model. “When you are talking about a budget of 1.5
In Federalist No. 68, his pseudonymous essay on “The Mode of Electing the President,” Alexander Hamilton wrote that the Electoral College could shield the United States “from the desire in foreign powers to gain an improper ascendant in our councils.” (Snip) Hamilton and his colleagues never could have envisioned a year like 2016, when an enemy state—Russia—was able to manipulate America’s election process with stunning effectiveness. But it’s clear the national security rationale for the Electoral College is outdated and therefore it should be retired. Simply put, it enables foreign powers to more easily pierce the very shield Hamilton imagined
Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown of California compared President Donald Trump supporters to prehistoric cave dwellers Monday during a New York climate event. Brown, an outspoken Trump critic, issued an usually harsh derision of Trump supporters after dismissing the president’s rhetoric on climate change science and U.S. policy toward North Korea as “stupid and dangerous and silly.” “They’re both kind of very similar,” Brown said. “You should check out the derivation of ‘Trump-ite’ and ‘troglodyte,’ because they both refer to people who dwell in deep, dark caves.” Brown attended the climate event, which coincided with the U.N. meeting in New York,
Filmmaker James O´Keefe said on Monday that Project Veritas will be releasing the results of one of the largest investigations the organization has ever conducted. The Project, said O´Keefe, will lead to people being fired. "In the coming weeks, you’re going see one of the biggest investigations this organization has ever done," O’Keefe said. "It’s a continuation of American Pravda series. It’s aimed at the media. We’re going after their holy grail." "We have tripled our journalists in the field," he continued. "They are not even here, they are out there everyday. It’s gonna be big, it’s gonna be massive.
U.S. investigators wiretapped President Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort, according to a report by CNN that vindicates the president’s earlier claims, which were mocked as a conspiracy theory. President Trump had tweeted on March 4: “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” (Tweet) Breitbart News editor Joel Pollak had reported the day before Trump’s tweet that the Obama administration “sought, and eventually obtained, authorization to eavesdrop on the Trump campaign: continued monitoring the Trump team even when no evidence of wrongdoing was found.” Trump’s claim,
Hillary Clinton on Monday would not rule out the possibility of challenging the results of the 2016 presidential election, saying it’s clear the Russians influenced the outcome and that the legitimacy of President Trump’s victory could be called into question as congressional and independent probes into Russian involvement move forward. (Snip) “I wouldn’t rule it out,” she said, though she quickly admitted there’s virtually no legal path forward, and that challenging election results at this point would be unprecedented. “There are scholars, academics, who have arguments that it would be [possible], but I don’t think they’re on
President Trump disturbed some in the press after vowing in his United Nations speech to "destroy" North Korea should the country attack the U.S. In his speech, Trump referred to North Korean President Kim Jong Un as "Rocket Man" and said he was on a "suicide mission" in advancing the country´s nuclear weapons development. "The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea," he said. On Twitter, MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell said Trump "threatened to commit a war crime" by threatening North Korea.