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Wednesday, November 8, 2006

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posted by on November 8 at 10:30 AM

You know how Portland is supposed to be so much cooler than Seattle. (You know the “Dude! It’s like an un-corporate, old-school version of Seattle” bullshit nonsense you always hear everyone saying) …

Well, dig this: I-933, the extra-strength clone of Oregon’s enviromental regulation roll back measure (Measure 37), got completely iced here. It was rejected 57% statewide—and rejected 65.7% in King County.

Measure 37 passed in Multnomah County (that’s where groovy groovy Portland is) by 51%. And it passed statewide in old-school Oregon by 60%.

Shout out to Cogswell: Come home, man.

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Opposition to Measure 37 is currently running 2-to-1, now that voters have seen the effects. Portland (and the rest of Oregon) came around...

Posted by Amy Jenniges | November 8, 2006 10:42 AM

Amy Jenniges, Tsetse fly Tsetse fly
Into the telephone, Tsetse fly Tsetse fly
Amy Jenniges, into the telephone
Amy Jenniges

Tsetse fly Tsetse fly.

Posted by Josh Feit | November 8, 2006 10:48 AM

With the democrats poised to take control of the house in Oregon, I'd expect to see some sort of changes to negate those effects...

Posted by Some Jerk | November 8, 2006 10:49 AM

Portland, Oregon is an odd mix of Seattle with a city the size and the likes of Tacoma inside of it. Ever stay out in the Foster neighborhood? I spotted a Confederate flag out there on a trip recently. It didn't disgust me, it was just odd. Yeah, you got your strip clubs and you have more bike lanes, but that isn't enough for me to live in the City of Roses again.

Posted by Deacon Seattle | November 8, 2006 11:04 AM

Not to let Oregon off the hook, but you have to figure that one big factor in I-933's 15-point defeat was the fact that Measure 37 came first. Washingtonians got a whiff of the fetid Measure 37 petri dish and realized that was an experiment best not repeated. I guess in some way, Washingtonians can thank Oregonians for their shortsightedness and gullibility.

Posted by cressona | November 8, 2006 11:35 AM

Nah, it's just we Washingtonians clue in faster.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 8, 2006 12:07 PM

No. Josh is right. We are smarter, we defeated some property rights crap back in the early 90’s. Did it before Oregon, and after.

They may have overtaken us as the least churched state—boo hoo—but we still rule on this one.

Posted by BC | November 8, 2006 12:22 PM

Count me in for the "Cogswell Come Home" campaign. Mexico? WTF? Is he like a shady Max Factor heir now?

Posted by Chris | November 8, 2006 12:55 PM

Hey, at least Multnomah County had the balls to issue gay marriage licenses.

Posted by Gitai | November 8, 2006 1:10 PM

I think Grant is still too disgusted that the city council won't just drop everything and invest every last spare dime on building a labyrinthine grade-separated-rail transit network to come back.

Posted by Gomez | November 8, 2006 2:51 PM

Josh, that´s sweet, thank you. (A certain ex of mine we both adore linked me to this.) Gomez doesn´t get or deserve a response. Congrats on the election, not so much to defend here now. But it´s still sweet to be gone. See you in January at the Cthulhu screening.

Posted by Grant Cogswell | November 8, 2006 4:22 PM

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