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CRC opposition group releases latest video

Posted by on April 2nd, 2009 at 3:53 pm

Organizers of the CRC Opposition and Alternatives Rally have just released their third spoof “Bridge Shopping Network” video. But something has gone awry — hosts Joe and Kristen’s sales pitch is interrupted by anti-CRC hackers!

From the release notes:

In our third snippet from the Bridge Shopping Network things go “all-CSPAN” as the show is hacked live into the Joe Cortright’s formal testimony at the Jan 29th Portland City Council meeting on the Columbia River Crossing (CRC). It’s surely not what the BS Network hosts have in mind…

Watch the video below the jump (or on YouTube):

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Here are the group’s first and second videos.

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  • Michael April 2, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    OK now this is just ridiculous, things are going a little bit too far. So you dont want the bridge, protest it all you want, but do you really thinking that hacking into a tv network will A)get you anywhere and B)any respect?

    You’re making a mockery of the situation. shame

    this goes out to that group, hopefully not anyone in this community

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  • bike militia April 2, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    ha ha

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  • Paul M April 2, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Michael #1,

    Do honestly you think they seriously “hacked into a tv network?” Like there’s actually a “Bridge Shopping Network?”

    It’s a joke, dude. Albeit not a very good one.

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  • middle of the road guy April 3, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Why don’t we just tear the bridge down?

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  • weastsider April 3, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Guy#4 – Why do that? Seems like a pretty good bridge already.

    Check out the section B cameras at tripcheck.org – Chances are one or both directions are flowing freely at any given time. It’s got a fresh coat of
    paint and the drawbridge works.


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  • metal cowboy April 3, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    The current bridge is a perfectly servicable structure, in no danger of crumbling – it’s worth one billion dollars right now. We need to look at alternatives that reduce congestion thru carpooling, tolling, opening up an hov lane, figure out where to put a lightrail system, working on the ramps and other solutions that don’t take 4 billion dollars while promoting single occupany vehicle use, sprawl and expaning i-5 and widening it thru portland.

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  • Spencer Boomhower April 3, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Great to see some of the best testimony from the City Council meetings highlighted in this way.

    Yeah, it’s crazy talk! Crazy LIKE A FOX …talk.

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  • KWW April 5, 2009 at 4:30 am

    The Sunday rally will be like those Hillsboro folk protesting Sam Adams outside city hall – I bet 98% of the people there don’t regularly use the existing bridge on a daily basis.

    Where is the Vancouver anti-bridge/anti-mass transit rally?

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  • Dan Kaufman April 5, 2009 at 8:24 am

    KWW your analogy made me chuckle and it’s true that a lot of the folks at the rally don’t ever use the bridge they’ll likely still pay for it twice in Oregon and Federal taxes.

    Also, there will be a significant ‘couv contingent at the rally and a WA state rep who will be speaking there against the current project.

    We hope you will come down and become more informed and involved in this huge investment WE are all about to make in our regional transportation infrastructure.

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  • KWW April 5, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Point taken on the financing Dan, but being an east coast transplant, I have to say that the transportation infrastructure in Portland is the worst I have ever seen in a major city.

    This goes double when you account for the smaller population with corresponding decrease in miles driven (on the flipside less money available for said projects).

    If there is a sizeable Vancouver contingent there, that may change my mind…

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  • revphil April 6, 2009 at 12:50 am

    plans for a couve rally are underway!

    will YOU cross a bridge to save a bridge?

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