Of all the pathetic Columbian propagandists, John Laird has to be the worst... and his most recent screed of Goebbelian proportions is no exception.
As I pointed out shortly after the "Scott heard round the World," this despicable rag MUST become more attuned to the public it purports to serve. Laird's insulting and belittling crap pile is yet another in the series of proofs that at least for some morons, the word hasn't sunk into their tiny pinheads that we are not going to put up with this kind of abuse.
This kind of abuse from our government.... this kind of abuse from our despicable local stain of "journalism."
The very idea of spending, ultimately, 10's of billions of dollars (which is what it will ultimately cost to cement our status as Portland's bedroom community and tax subsidizer) is sickening.
The very idea of replacing a bridge that does not NEED replacing: disgusting.
The very idea of replacing a bridge when we need ADDITIONAL bridges... 2.... which we can get for roughly the cost of this ONE? Utter moronic stupidity.
Our local blithering idiot unfortunately allowed access to the press talks about "vision" and what we'll need "50 years from now."
Well, guess what, idiot stick: what we need NOW comes in miles ahead of what we need 50 YEARS FROM NOW, you fricking idiot.
And what we need NOW are at LEAST two more bridges.... NOT an UNNEEDED and UNWANTED bridge REPLACEMENT that will do NOTHING for freight mobility or congestion, save nailing all of US to move 4% of YOU that actually think we NEED this garbage pile but who WON'T HAVE TO PAY FOR IT.
Our local bankrupt newspaper continues to disgust. It cannot go under fast enough.