My eyes glaze over whenever I start to read about the Greece crisis.
I can't absorb it.
It's worth remembering that Oregon's one loss was to the team that's beat everyone else; L.S.U.
Of course, they still have to beat Stanford.
Why can't they make movies that look as cool as video games? Everytime I see an ad, I think that wonderful imagery ought to be in a full length movie. Instead, most video game movies suck.
This year has gone by so fast, I've got whiplash.
One woman, two women, three women, four,
How many women does it take,
to show Herman Cain the door.
Sunday has Dexter and Hell on Wheels and Boardwalk Empire and Once Upon a Time (for Linda) and The Good Wife and Homeland and Walking Dead.
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sat. have hardly anything at all.
What's with these people?
I hate to agree with a Bulletin editorial.
But it does seem that the city of Bend consistently underestimates the costs of their projects.
As well as consistently underestimating the effect of the economy on revenues.
The common characteristic is huge projects, under the mantra of building for future growth. Which may or may not be right. Thing is, it probably isn't affordable. But because they can justify it, they are going ahead and hoping revenues catch up.
Sometimes a delay isn't such a bad thing.
The motto ought to be: Do No Harm.
Speaking of Do No Harm.
This also ought to be the guiding principle to downtown street closures.
If some businesses are helped by these events, and some are hurt, the people being hurt should have greater weight, not less. If no events means neither hurt nor help, that is maybe what should happen.
I don't buy into the notion that we'll somehow lose our momentum downtown. Downtowners like to crow that we have almost no vacancies. I don't think that would stop, if we suddenly didn't close streets.
According to sources, when asked if the downtown events helped business, half the people at the downtown meeting raised their hands.
Hey, how do they know? From my keeping track, about 40% of them have only been around for a couple of years. What do they have to compare it with? They've never seen an alternative.
How do they know that summer weekends wouldn't even be BETTER without the events.
And, harsh as it may sound, I'm convinced some business owners are so out of touch with what's happening, they can't even judge it correctly.
But even if it's true that a majority of businesses are helped, like I said above, the fact that some businesses are hurt should have a strong weight. If not doing the events is neutral.
So the motto ought to be: Do No Harm.
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