Anyone know the scoop on that weird sign that reads "No cruising: 9pm-5am" that one sees going southbound on Broadway somewhere a little south of Burnside (I believe)? What the hell's up with that one? Who defines "cruising"? Is that some form of "driving while not sufficiently respectable," yet another pretext for the cops to round up whomever they please?
Another doozy I caught a glimpse of out the corner of my eye today: Big billboard on 10th going northbound close to the library, shows a picture of a rich lady, and reads something to the effect, "I love dropouts--they make great workers in my sweatshops!" I guess it's supposed to be a warning from the ruling elites to wayward (aka "at-risk") youths, as in, "don't even think about escaping from our indoctrination centers for willing workers, lest you end up among the superexploited, unwilling ones." Wow, real heartwarming.
Boy, I came to Portland looking for a bit of an escape valve from festering American fascism. Oops! Instead it looks like I've found myself in the center of the diseased canker itself. I'm not used to seeing shit so blatantly fascistic and so prominently posted anywhere, and I'm from San Diego, a city that is practically a giant military encampment.