Who’s the Grinch of the Year?

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Who’s the Grinch of the Year?,
originally uploaded by BetsyWhim.

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You’re a Mean One, Ms/Mr. PDX Public Figure.
Were you cruel this year? Capricious? Did you steal the last can of Who Hash and then gloat mercilessly about it?

Well, now it’s time to out you as the Grinch we all know you to be. We may not be able to save all the Whos in Whoville or bring a smile back to little Cindy Lou’s face – but we can at least put a face in to fill the question mark, can’t we?

Readers, this one’s for you. You have one week from today (until Saturday, December 21st) to nominate your choice for Portland’s Grinch of the Year. There’s only one rule and one suggestion:

Your choice has to be a well-known public figure – no nominating your mother-in-law!
And you should give us reasons for your choice, you know…

Then, we’ll gather a panel of esteemed MB authors to whittle down the choices, and then put it up for a vote to our readers.

By December 24th, we want our Grinch of the Year publicly outed. Do it for the Whos!

14 Comments so far

  1. brewcaster (unregistered) on December 15th, 2007 @ 9:26 am

    McAngryPants FTW

  2. Betsy (unregistered) on December 15th, 2007 @ 9:33 am

    BZZZT, sorry – he doesn’t qualify (not a public figure, last time I checked…)

  3. McAngryPants (unregistered) on December 15th, 2007 @ 9:46 am


  4. McAngryPants (unregistered) on December 15th, 2007 @ 9:53 am

    How about everyone, on both sides, of the “Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard” clusterfuck?

  5. Aaron B. Hockley (unregistered) on December 15th, 2007 @ 10:11 am

    I suppose it’s too obvious, but Tom Potter’s tantrum and storming out of the city council meeting mid-session probably puts him at the top of my list. Even though both sides of the Chavez issue did some questionable things, nobody acted like quite as much of a grumpy crybaby as Mr. Potter.

  6. Kerry (unregistered) on December 15th, 2007 @ 12:34 pm

    Vicky Phillips.

  7. dieselboi (unregistered) on December 15th, 2007 @ 1:15 pm

    TriMet and Portland and Gresham’s Gang Taskforces…

    Oh wait, those taskforces were disbanded…. my bad.

  8. rww (unregistered) on December 15th, 2007 @ 5:06 pm

    Bernie Guisto.

  9. dyspeptic (unregistered) on December 15th, 2007 @ 8:22 pm

    Fred Hansen, for the proposal to eliminate or cut back Fareless Square. Total Grinch.

  10. Smashing. (unregistered) on December 15th, 2007 @ 8:27 pm

    Randy Leonard, Tom Potter, Ted Kulongowski, the people behind the Cesar renaming….

  11. george (unregistered) on December 17th, 2007 @ 9:44 am

    my neighbor who told me that we had to fight the Cesar Chavez renaming because “mexicans are good at organizing” and “are trying to take over portland”.

  12. McAngryPants (unregistered) on December 17th, 2007 @ 11:36 am

    OMFG! your neighbor said that!?!? I fucking hate bigots!!

  13. Jim (unregistered) on December 18th, 2007 @ 6:08 am

    Victoria Taft, alleged talk show host, is Mrs. Grinch this year as far as I’m concerned. She’s constantly and consistently anti-PDX in just about every way, shape, and form. She wants to live in the 1950s, but Portland is too progressive for her (she ought to move if she’s so unhappy here). And heaven forbid if you aren’t a Christian, or a white American, or a conservative. And that blog of hers … oh, man. It’s one vitriolic rant after another about why this city is just sooo terrible (though she’ll often try to skim over a point or two and then link to Michelle Malkin’s posts instead).

  14. Jack Bog (unregistered) on December 18th, 2007 @ 6:11 am

    Lars is always available.

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