Train wreck alert!!!
The current “Make Molalla look STUPID” campaign is a ridiculous quest to “save” the pathetic racist Molalla High School “indian” cartoon mascot. Help protect Native Americans from this racist stereotyping by signing the petition at this site (find great information at OIEA.org, the Oregon Indian Education Association which has a link “mascot project):
I don’t have time to outline over and over all the ways Molalla has run off the tracks!
Yesterday, the only supermarket in old downtown Molalla announced it will close at the end of May. Without Harvest Market, Molalla residents only have Safeway and there are NO SIDEWALK OR BIKE ROUTES TO SAFEWAY. Now, insolvent and struggling after throwing its future away on insane illegal planning and incompetent employees in the past, Molalla has no money to provide a walkable city – hell, it can’t afford to fix its crumbling streets!
Yet, in the same week we hear that the totally ineffective TEAM of Economic Development that grabs money from struggling Molalla merchants to pay for its worthless operation, has hired yet another phony propaganda mouthpiece. That TEAM Molalla talking head lives in Milwaukee, so just like the past TEAM talking head she will take tens of thousand of dollars from struggling Molalla to spend in Metro. Wow! Molalla’s is on its ass and it can’t even keep tens of thousands generated by the few business left and hire a local person to “promote” Molalla. Maybe it is because TEAM’s Board of Directors don’t live in Molalla? Maybe it is because TEAM doesn’t think anyone in Molalla is talented enough to do PR? Or maybe it is because TEAM knows no one who lives around here could “promote” insolvent DECAYVILLE MOLALLA with a straight face?
So beware of Molalla – it is being shuttered faster than you can say corruption! The cars have left the tracks and there is noway Molalla can put the pieces back together.
Coming up are links to a sampling of Molalla’s past several years of Walk of Shame stories. One of these days we’ll post the details of the shameful half-naked racist Molalla “indian” mascot with a target on its chest incident in 2006 that caused Che Butler to protest the use of “indian” mascots to the State Board of Education. But for now, happy reading – pat yourself on the back if you don’t have to be associated with a place like Molalla: WALK OF SHAME LINKS:
http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2012/04/molalla_river_high_school_teac.html http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2010/11/molalla_city_council _member_ac.html http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2011/04/clackamas_county_com missioners_6.html http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/1209439546120880.xml&coll=7 http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2012/04/molallas_new_city_ma nager_wres.html http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2012/04/with_lax_oversight_m ismanaged.html http://blog.oregonlive.com/myoregon/2012/04/letter_to_the_editor_molallas.html http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/metro_south_news/1216448732181740.xml&coll=7