[Pdx-pm] Re: [PLUG] Minnis answers questions at City Club

Marc Schuette mschuette at dslnorthwest.net
Sat May 10 16:44:08 CDT 2003

just a lurker here so take what i say with a grain of salt but i fail to 
see how spreading ANY information on hb 2892 would be categorized as 
burdensome to members on this list. i am sure a large portion of this 
list does not attend city club meetings on a regular basis (it is 
re-broadcast on opb) and might have missed this response which i happen 
to think sheads more light on minnis and her true feelings and 
commitment to effective government operations. i would venture to say 
the people most effected by the passage of this type of bill would be 
the people on this list. pm-list was the first and only place i got her 
response (if you found it anywhere in the local news let me know) and i 
was able to personally pass it on to several other people who had not 
seen it either. as long as we keep the signal-to-noise ratio high (ie. 
no die republican swine messages) i feel it is a very appropriate place 
to post such information.

Thomas Keller wrote:
> Ken, and all,
> It's oxymoronic, perhaps to write this to the list, but let's find 
> another forum for this type of discussion. I actually followed up and 
> emailed the representatives listed in the first posting.  And I'll join 
> another list ("geeks-on-oregon-policy", pdx-goop-list?). But, as 
> important as this topic is, I'd like to continue to follow "rules" 
> pertinent to the list and keep the postings on topic: perl mongering.
> Thanks,
> Tom K
> On Friday, May 9, 2003, at 09:21  PM, Ken Barber wrote:
>> On Friday 09 May 2003 14:01, David Pool wrote:
>>> Karen Minnis gave a speech at the Portland City Club today. The
>>> first question following her talk was about measure 2892. It
>>> went roughly like this:
>> [snip]
>>> Her response talked about agencies already being able to choose
>>> open source and how the bill had missed some kind of procedural
>>> deadline.
>> How disingenious.  Yes, it missed a procedural deadline -- at her
>> orders.  However, lots of other bills that missed that deadline
>> get considered anyway.  You see, under House rules the Speaker
>> has the authority to waive that deadline and let a bill
>> through....
>> So she told you a half-truth.  Ever heard the saying, "A
>> half-truth is a whole lie"?
>> Something tells me this is all going to come back and haunt her
>> next year when she runs for re-election....  I hope you Portland
>> folks give her h*ll when that time comes!
>> Ken
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