Fuck the Tram

Hey man, my post title is just quoting the sign.

Yay for free speech.

13 Comments so far

  1. atlas (unregistered) on April 26th, 2007 @ 3:30 pm

    I rode the tram yesterday for the first time… it was awesome!

    I’m glad I missed that juvenile display, nevertheless here’s to free speech and bitter people who are having difficulty accepting reality and/or belaboring an issue that is long over.


  2. george (unregistered) on April 26th, 2007 @ 4:02 pm

    yea, i just rode it the first time a few weeks ago. its really just straight up awesome.

    although, it would be weird living under it for sure.


  3. b!X (unregistered) on April 26th, 2007 @ 5:05 pm

    I can’t for the life of me figure out from that picture where that house is.


  4. b!X (unregistered) on April 26th, 2007 @ 5:10 pm
  5. b!X (unregistered) on April 26th, 2007 @ 5:28 pm

    Yeesh. I swear that since KATU put that up, every news chopper in town has been flying overhead over here.


  6. Ritchie (unregistered) on April 27th, 2007 @ 3:10 am

    So KATU covers the word. What word? I’m so confused about what the sign says. I’m sure every person who can read is confused.

    Why show the sign if the only part that makes it a story is blocked out?

    And Atlas, what kind of sad, defeatist attitude is that?


  7. dabongo (unregistered) on April 27th, 2007 @ 11:58 am

    Big thumbs up on the f-bomb sign. It’s good to see some people have the guts to communicate their feelings on that level.

    To those that think he should just get over it. Of course you do, the Tram didn’t effect you and your property value, so in your narrow view of the Tram(the view the benefits you..) you negate the effects of a county, city, and OHSU’s actions on those that have lived in the Liar Hill area before OHSUs expansion.

    The TRAM benefits only OHSU. But cost the County and City, not to mention the property owners who are having their privacy invaded and losing up to 15% of their property value…
    For those who don’t agree with the F-bomb sign – understand, you weren’t suppose to be able to see in to residents yards – but instead they lied about the design and built this glass capsule with 360 degree (vertical and horizontal) views.

    OHSU and the City lied – no the only people that can see this sign is the Tram riders(so be it).And if you don’t want your kids to read the sign, be a parent and cover their eyes. We wouldn’t want you to work to hard at being a ‘parent’. Besides, your kids hear that language in moves and their video games – so don’t be a hypocrite

    Solution: Move OHSU to ALOHA, and make them figure out how to make a profit without being a liability to those who have nothing to do with the organization…

    For now, I hope the home owner changes his roofing tile colors to spell the same message. Then the city would have to fight the difference between artistic form and what is legally a ‘sign’..

    ‘F’ the Tram – and ‘F’ those who feel this person doesn’t have the right to communicate his feelings about how the Tram has effected his life, not to mention his property value..

    Oh, and there’ nothing juvenile about displaying your response to those that benefit from your short comings…


  8. atlas (unregistered) on April 27th, 2007 @ 2:16 pm

    Are you blue in the face yet?


  9. HImself (unregistered) on April 27th, 2007 @ 2:35 pm

    Considering OHSU and the city basically said “Fuck you” to the residents beneath the tram who fought tooth and nail to prevent it, it seems appropriate to me. Don’t like it? Quit yer whinin’ and avert your freakin’ eyes, man!


  10. dabongo (unregistered) on April 27th, 2007 @ 2:39 pm

    Blue in the face? Never…
    But I’ll always get PO’d at self serving individuals that lack even a trace of objectivity….

    The TRAM is a small example of the problems in Portland – or the mentalities that run the city…

    “Hhhmmm, finance public Schools, or build a TRAM for a medical center and spend 3 times the project budget…..???
    Ahh, screw the Schools…”


  11. Hunter (unregistered) on April 27th, 2007 @ 8:51 pm

    The Tram is a joke.
    Another example of the people saying no and the city with its elitist mentality just doing what they want because they know better than the stupid public… reminds me of all the times the public voted on light rail and said no but the city went ahead anyway.


  12. The Guilty Carnivore (unregistered) on April 27th, 2007 @ 9:50 pm

    Brilliant nugget of agitprop. That needs to be on a T-shirt. Or be the name of a band.


  13. Mel Hill (unregistered) on April 27th, 2007 @ 11:08 pm

    “F” The tram! We all know by now that the whole thing was a sham to allow the chosen few to profit from condos. At our expense

    Mel



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