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Re: “Bucket List: Tour with Grateful Dead, Jefferson Starship and the Commodores

Polly, you may not find the term demeaning and that's fine. But you don't represent everyone who suffers from this illness or any other disability. I guarantee you that some do find it offensive and their opinions are certainly as valid as yours. --Michael Funke

Posted by Mickey Finn on 06/26/2019 at 10:19 PM

Re: “El Rancho Grande Mexican Restaurant


Posted by Gaucho on 06/26/2019 at 6:00 PM

Re: “Bucket List: Tour with Grateful Dead, Jefferson Starship and the Commodores

I don't think the word "schizoclectic" demeans anyone. I'm bipolar, manic depressive, and people use those words frequently to describe things (or emotions) that vary from extreme to extreme. I fail to see how that somehow insults me, and I fail to see how "schizoclectic" harms those with schizophrenia.

The root of "schizo" is "skei" and it means to cut, separate, divide, part, split. Schizophrenics do not have a monopoly on using "skei" or "schizo" in language.

Posted by Polly F on 06/26/2019 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Bucket List: Tour with Grateful Dead, Jefferson Starship and the Commodores

As a fellow community radio volunteer here in Central Oregon I appreciate the eclectic mix of music this station offers. But, I find the term "schizoclectic" to be offensive and demeaning to people who suffer from schizophrenia. What is so hip about using language that mocks people with illnesses, mental disorders, and disabilities? Full disclosure: I am a volunteer at KPOV, where we value "healthy individuals and community" ( --Michael Funke

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Posted by Mickey Finn on 06/26/2019 at 8:22 AM

Re: “Republican Senators AWOL... Again

Ahhh. Kate Brown leads democrat legislators on a walkout and it's "very appropriate." Republican legislators walk out over a virtue-signaling bill that will have zero effect on global gas emissions (if that's a good thing and certainly won't offset emission increases from China and India), all at the expense of rural Oregon. And Boquist is a radical? Who's really out-of-touch here? Methinks it's Salem and the Source.

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Posted by Bill Pitcher on 06/24/2019 at 4:23 AM

Re: “Don't Let Vocal Minorities Erode Alternative Transportation Options

Cars kill people.

Climate change is reaching emergency situations.

Bend, you aren't special. Your personal wealth doesn't make you entitled to drive, you are part of the problem.

What strikes me as the greatest aspect of a long line of Bend hypocrisy is all the mountain bikers, climbers, SUPers, kayakers who live to drive the 4 mile length of this small town.

Get your heads out of the sand and get your ass out of your car.


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Posted by LeafyLief on 06/23/2019 at 10:25 PM

Re: “Camping at Juniper Ridge

To all you people out there who have never been homeless it's not fun I'm 53 I'm homeless now and never been homeless and it wasn't by choice it's hard and yet the government won't help their own people that's what sucks

Posted by mepa66 on 06/23/2019 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Bronx Born Pizza

Love this place
Hyper focused on quality with their pizza only menu offering and infinity amount of choices with sauces and toppings! Also a very robust selection of stellar local suds with like 20 Taps, wines and a huge cooler of by the bottle options as well! Great location and family friendly

Posted by mistedhealer on 06/22/2019 at 3:45 PM

Re: “Bend Park and Recreation Adopts new Mirror Pond Resolution

A year ago it seemed likely that the "dredging only" forces were in the ascendancy, and that consideration for issues such as river health, fish passage, and meaningful public process was being sidelined. Now, thanks to the work of Bend City Councilors Moseley and Goodman-Campbell, we--as a community--will be able to participate in a genuine process to, perhaps, develop a new vision for our urban stretch of the fabled Deschutes River. Anything is possible.

Posted by fosterfell on 06/22/2019 at 9:16 AM

Re: “This Modern World

America envies Oregon for we have the brainy Gov. Brown who wants to tax rural Oregon silly so she can virtue-signal via a version of California's unpopular and wholly ineffective cap-and-trade while China and India (both exempted from the Paris climate accords) add a coal plant per week. Real positive effect on the world's emissions? Zero, especially when compared to the positive effect of increased natural gas usage. What's next, a solar-powered bullet train between Portland and Bend funded with $1,000 annual taxes on pickup trucks? Wind-powered detention camps at Portland State for any new Oregonians expressing conservative ideas? Now, that's BRAIINNNSSSS! Who'd have thought we'd find such a smart elistist career bureaucrat like Kate Brown to Californicate Oregon?

Posted by Bill Pitcher on 06/22/2019 at 6:15 AM

Re: “Bend Park and Recreation Adopts new Mirror Pond Resolution

Great report, thanks. I'm beginning to believe that this whole affair is just a land grab of the bed and banks of the Deschutes River and no one really has a clue how to save Mirror Pond. The pond is toast and it's just a matter of who owns what land when PacifiCorp bails out of town. They don't even list the Bend Hydro project on their website.

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Posted by Mark Davis on 06/21/2019 at 7:03 PM

Re: “Naked Mountian bicycling

Our first naked mountain bike ride on June 15th, was successful. There were 5 of us riding naked. Still better than last summer when we had just 2 riders.
We rode 20 miles on the Coyote loop trail from Boyd cave to Swamp Wells Horse Camp and back to Boyd Cave. Except for one other rider on the trail we had the Coyote loop trail to ourselves.

Posted by Wandering Bare on 06/21/2019 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Bend Park and Recreation Adopts new Mirror Pond Resolution

When will Pacific Power take responsibility for their share of this debacle?

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jeff Swanson on 06/21/2019 at 7:22 AM

Re: “For the Love of Cats

Stabilized. Meanwhile, cats are out there catching and killing Oregons native birds. Trap-Neuter-Release programs go on for years and years because irresponsible people keep dumping reproductively active cats rightfully thinking well-meaning but ultimately harmful individuals will keep on feeding the unwanted cats, making them fat and happy. The cycle continues; the cats never go away but keep on killing wildlife and spreading disease. Good luck avoiding bubonic plague, Deschutes County!

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Posted by Tanner Jessel on 06/20/2019 at 6:25 PM

Re: “Taste of Belgium

I took a deep breath when I read this piece of nonsense review of Trinity. "A lightly sweet banana aroma". "A beautiful mix of banana and clove". What?? "An explosion of coriander ....leading to citrus". Huh? This is a cascading rubbish of "tangy botanical qualities ... " shallow writing gush, striving to seek something that is not there. There's no way a single yeast can bring out such a plethora of dreamlike different flavors all in one mouthful. Only in an imagination bereft of reality can such a taste be experienced. Calm down.

Posted by caledonian174517 on 06/20/2019 at 3:13 PM

Re: “For the Love of Cats

I'm convinced that TNVR works because I see it first hand. The colonies that I've stabilized (100% spayed/neutered) have fat, happy and healthy cats living in them. It's so rewarding to know that I won't see kittens in these colonies year after year.
When a new cat does show up, they are either put through an adoption program or TNVR'd. This wouldn't be the case if catch and kill was done. Zero tax dollars were spent, lives saved and kittens prevented.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Gina Rosmarino Jennings on 06/20/2019 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Don't Let Vocal Minorities Erode Alternative Transportation Options

Hypocritical poppycock.
Completely ignoring much of the actual background information in both examples is simply lazy.

Maybe we just shouldn't make the change on Milwaukee to create a greenway at all.
Maybe there are sufficient improvements on 14th that reduce the need for a greenway on 15th.
Why did the city make such significant bike facility changes on 14th if a greenway is planned one block over? I get completing the sidewalks. Maybe some of those giant bike lanes should have gone toward enlarging the sidewalks "along busy NW 14th Street".

Your "a single vocal minority" is (like it or not) really the majority of Bend, don't forget the Source is the alternate newspaper. Positioning yourself otherwise is untruthful and discounts much of the good work you do. It also discounts the opinions of folks who want to agree with you on other topics - this greases the wheels for unlikely & unpopular people to get elected and run a muck.

5 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Longtime Local on 06/20/2019 at 7:43 AM

Re: “For the Love of Cats

Same old, same old. We've been reading these arguments in support of this alien species that is wreaking havoc on our wildlife populations for years now, never mind that the logic does not hold up and the problem exacerbates. Even if this kind of program worked and a local population of cats was reduced over time (it isn't, of course) such programs reach less than about 4% of the feral cat population. Even more important, such programs delay our addressing this serious problem as it gets worse.

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Posted by Gerry Rising on 06/20/2019 at 5:45 AM

Re: “Legislating Morality Through Land Use

We need more than 3 county commissioners! When 2 people can ramrod an issue, there needs to be a little more balance. Five commissioners would be very helpful with staggered terms. Institutional memory can be affected negatively when 2 commissioners come to serve with very little time on the board.

Posted by Hiker2 on 06/19/2019 at 12:18 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor

Scott- We heart Sue's input, too.

Posted by Nicole Vulcan on 06/18/2019 at 2:47 PM

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