Daily Archives: January 25, 2009

Federal Prison Riot: Where’s Obama?

News is breaking of a riot in Central Florida at the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex, which is approximately 50 miles northwest of Orlando and 35 miles south of Ocala.

Early reports claim several victims of gunshot and stabbing wounds.

Where is Barack Obama? No calming words from him. No reassurance to the community and nation on how he is handling this major tragedy. He offered us all “hope & change” and obviously these deprived citizens feel wronged under his administration to cause this major unrest.

Is this how his administration intends to handle matters? No doubt he is hiding behind the White House sneaking a cigarette while people are being harmed.

Where is Obama? Why isn’t he acting on this?

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Sam Adams: "Tomorrow I go back to work as your Mayor."

Adams said Sunday evening, “Tomorrow I go back to work as your Mayor. I know I have let you down and made mistakes. I ask your forgiveness. I believe I have a lot to offer the city I love during this time of important challenges.”

Does it escape Sam that one major challenge is his lack of credibility?

One omen for Sam might be that he had trouble opening the locked door at City Hall with his card key.

What should happen next regarding the Sam Adams scandal?

Resign immediately

63.56% 3681 votes

Investigate fully

14.59% 845 votes

Stay in office

21.86% 1266 votes

5791 Total Votes

You’ve lost public confidence, Sam. You’re the butt of late night jokes. The overall public isn’t buying the apology.

Only one thing left for you to do, Sam

Article & poll here

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Sam Will Resign if it’s "Best for Portland." Man Up and Resign Now, Sam.

We already know this scandal isn’t what’s best for Portland. The other Commissioners who have backed Sam are deluding themselves if they think this won’t hurt the city. \

LIED TO WIN ELECTION
LIED ABOUT NATURE OF RELATIONSHIP–NO MENTORING
LIED TO VOTERS
CONSPIRACY TO LIE TO VOTERS
CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD VOTERS
USING CITY RESOURCES TO LIE TO VOTERS
SLANDERED THE MAN WHO BROUGHT THE ALLEGATION
LIED AND GOT CONSULTANT TO GET THE KID TO LIE TOO–CONSPIRACY
LIED AND
PUT THE CITY AT RISK OF BLACKMAIL
ADMITTED TO BEING A 40 SOMETHING YEAR OLD MAN WHO HAD SEX WITH 18 YEAR OLD.

Resign Now. Do the Right Thing, Sam. Man Up and Set the Right Example for Those Kids You Purport to be so Concerned About.

PS Hey news media, more people showed up to protest the MLK Planned Parenthood than showed up to support Sam.

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Federal Prison Riot: Where’s Obama?

News is breaking of a riot in Central Florida at the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex, which is approximately 50 miles northwest of Orlando and 35 miles south of Ocala.

Early reports claim several victims of gunshot and stabbing wounds.

Where is Barack Obama? No calming words from him. No reassurance to the community and nation on how he is handling this major tragedy. He offered us all “hope & change” and obviously these deprived citizens feel wronged under his administration to cause this major unrest.

Is this how his administration intends to handle matters? No doubt he is hiding behind the White House sneaking a cigarette while people are being harmed.

Where is Obama? Why isn’t he acting on this?

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Sam Will Resign if it’s "Best for Portland." Man Up and Resign Now, Sam.

We already know this scandal isn’t what’s best for Portland. The other Commissioners who have backed Sam are deluding themselves if they think this won’t hurt the city. \

LIED TO WIN ELECTION
LIED ABOUT NATURE OF RELATIONSHIP–NO MENTORING
LIED TO VOTERS
CONSPIRACY TO LIE TO VOTERS
CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD VOTERS
USING CITY RESOURCES TO LIE TO VOTERS
SLANDERED THE MAN WHO BROUGHT THE ALLEGATION
LIED AND GOT CONSULTANT TO GET THE KID TO LIE TOO–CONSPIRACY
LIED AND
PUT THE CITY AT RISK OF BLACKMAIL
ADMITTED TO BEING A 40 SOMETHING YEAR OLD MAN WHO HAD SEX WITH 18 YEAR OLD.

Resign Now. Do the Right Thing, Sam. Man Up and Set the Right Example for Those Kids You Purport to be so Concerned About.

PS Hey news media, more people showed up to protest the MLK Planned Parenthood than showed up to support Sam.

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Who Said…

“I told my staff, ‘This is a 17-year-old. Make him feel welcome. Keep an eye on him.'”
“I listened to his story. I tried to offer my own perspective, given my own background. I could’ve just said, ‘This looks bad, so I can’t help you.’ But I wanted to help “If someone comes to me looking for advice or perspective, I want to be able to offer it. At the same time, I’m very careful. I set boundaries.”

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Anatomy of a Cover Up to Win Mayor’s Job

Think about the lies that were told to keep viable Sam’s prospects of winning the mayor’s office.
Think about the lies he told to his friends, the voters, co workers, the voters, friends, the voters. All to save face.
What did he lie about?
He admits he didn’t “mentor” Beau Breedlove. That was a cover story.
He admits his lunch with the 17 year old Breedlove was a “date.”
He admits he lied about it to win the election.
Read the letter he used city resources to send and post (emphasis mine):
An Open Letter to Portlanders
By Sam Adams
Dear Portlander,
As you have probably seen in the media, I have been the target of a nasty smear by a would-be political opponent. I will not dignify the substance of this smear by repeating it – if you read the accounts you will see there is no foundation to it. The reason is simple: it is untrue.
This kind of ugly politicking may be commonplace in other cities and at the national level, but Portland and Oregon largely has been blessedly free of it. It saddens me that it has been introduced here, and I have faith that Portlanders’ rejection of it will mean that this incident is an anomaly.
About this attempted smear, here is what I want to say.
I have in the past, and I will in the future, respond to people who reach out to me for help and advice. This is especially true when it comes to young people.
Growing up in Newport and Eugene, Oregon I remember when I was a teenager and I had nobody who I felt I could talk to at a time I desperately needed someone to give me advice and perspective about coming to terms with being gay. I came through it. Not everyone does.
Gay youth suicide rates, homelessness and depression are still too high. And adequate services have been lacking: Reasons why I co-founded Portland’s Q Center, served on the Boards of Cascade AIDS Project, Basic Right Oregon and lobbied the state legislature in support of statewide non-discrimination laws.
I didn’t get into public life to allow my instinct to help others to be snuffed out by fear of sleazy misrepresentations or political manipulation. I understand the need for good judgment, and I keep within the bounds of propriety — as I did in this case.
I’m glad that people consider me as a person they could come to for help, understanding and support. I work at it. And I hope that you do too. Local programs needing mentors have long waiting lists.
About my political future: this attempted smear will not deter me from serving Portland in the best way I know how. Soon I will be with sharing with you my future political plans.
With warm regards,
Sam
Now what kind of impact did Sam’s lies have? A direct impact on the election. See the following post from a lefty blog that gave voice to Sam’s line of defense:Leonard and Katz, however, saw the allegation for what it was; a political smear campaign against a possible rival candidate:
Those he told, including Leonard and former Mayor Vera Katz, said they took it as an attempt at political assassination.
In the fallout, Leonard went so far as to tell Ball to give up any hopes of seeking political office: “As long as I’ve been doing this stuff, and keep in mind that I started in union politics, I’ve never felt so dirty. I’ve told Bob, ‘You’re not running for mayor. You’re not running for City Council. You’re done.’ “
“It’s just a despicable thing to put out there about someone, particularly about a gay man,” Leonard said. “It’s the worst kind of political smear.”

Interesting. Now think about what the truth is now–as told by Sam himself. And then read this pap:
“I told my staff, ‘This is a 17-year-old. Make him feel welcome. Keep an eye on him,’ ” said Adams, 44. “I listened to his story. I tried to offer my own perspective, given my own background. I could’ve just said, ‘This looks bad, so I can’t help you.’ But I wanted to help.”
“If you wanted to take a jaundiced eye to it, I’m sure there are plenty of situations that you could look at and say maybe I should have just said, ‘I’m sorry, I can’t talk to you about that,’ ” he said. “If someone comes to me looking for advice or perspective, I want to be able to offer it. At the same time, I’m very careful. I set boundaries.”

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Who Said…

“I told my staff, ‘This is a 17-year-old. Make him feel welcome. Keep an eye on him.'”
“I listened to his story. I tried to offer my own perspective, given my own background. I could’ve just said, ‘This looks bad, so I can’t help you.’ But I wanted to help “If someone comes to me looking for advice or perspective, I want to be able to offer it. At the same time, I’m very careful. I set boundaries.”

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com