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  • Yes! I'm dusting off the resume.

    0 0%
  • No thanks ** insert town here ** doesn't look so bad after all.

    2 33.33%
  • El Guapo, is that you? Santa Poca is in Oregon?

    2 33.33%
  • Why do you think I live in Canada?

    1 16.67%
  • Canada? They're the ones behind this whole UN conspiracy!

    1 16.67%
  • Blue arm bands for everyone!

    0 0%
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Thread: In need of a planner?

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    Cyburbian Cardinal's avatar
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    In need of a planner?

    Let me quote a few lines from an AP article I read last week:

    "By a 2-1 ratio, residents [of John Day, Oregon] approved a measure banning the United Nations in the county and another allowing people to cut trees on federal land, whether or not the U.S. Forest Service approves....

    Bud Trowbridge... said he's ready to use force to protect his property from the United Nations. 'We're trying to avoid a fight. But we still got our guns.' he said."

    How reassuring to know that there are people like this out there. (A 2-1 majority?) This seems to me to be a nice, progressive community in need of a good land use planner. I am sure this would be a respected position and the person selected would be welcomed into the community. Anyone want to apply for the job?

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    Ol' John Day...

    They're over in EASTERN Oregon... Close to the influence of the crazy Idaho folks. Nothing like the good people over here west of the Cascades. (I hope)

    Just as an aside, you'd think John Day would be real tiny, but it has 1,836 people. Up to 12 HUNDRED people could have voted! I'd bet many of them have the same last name... not to mention the same grandparents.
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    Hey!! Not everybody in Idaho is crazy! Say that again and I'll drive over there and knock some sense into your liberal head! Damn commie planner!

    Oops, sorry. I've been hanging out with the wrong crowd again.

    Actually, Idaho's reputation has been made by just a few vocal loonies. Yes, we have some nutcases in this state, but probably not more than any other rural area. Unfortunately, our nutcases want everybody to know about their crazy ideas.

    In my neck of the woods, there aren't any white supremacists or constitutionalists or survivalists or other kind of extremists - at least any that make themselves known. There is a healthy distrust of the federal government and strong respect for private property rights among a lot of people. Even that isn't to the extreme that is present in some other places. When I worked in New Hampshire (motto: Live Free or Die!), I experienced a lot more opposition to zoning and land use planning than here. But, then again, I work in a fairly progressive resort community.

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    Bullwinkle wrote:
    Hey!! Not everybody in Idaho is crazy! Say that again and I'll drive over there and knock some sense into your liberal head! Damn commie planner!
    People from Idaho get lost over here, Mr. Potato Head!

    (heh heh)
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    Mastiff wrote:


    People from Idaho get lost over here, Mr. Potato Head!

    (heh heh)
    Them's fightin' words! People from Oregon get beat up over here!

    Seriously, tourists come to town during the summer, go to one of our rougher bars, get a little liquid courage in 'em, and try to pick fights with the smokejumpers or the occassional logger. Not a good idea.

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    Bullwinkle wrote:
    Hey!! Not everybody in Idaho is crazy! Say that again and I'll drive over there and knock some sense into your liberal head! Damn commie planner!
    I suppose the FBI shouldn't have stopped at Ruby Ridge and kept right on rolling through the northwest!

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    Of course!

    Bullwinkle wrote:
    Them's fightin' words! People from Oregon get beat up over here!
    Just the Portland people...

    Bullwinkle wrote:
    Seriously, tourists come to town during the summer, go to one of our rougher bars, get a little liquid courage in 'em, and try to pick fights with the smokejumpers or the occassional logger. Not a good idea.
    I'm not exactly in the big cities... Our local bar is "Timber Jim's". Plenty of out of work, pissed off about life, loggers here, too.

    From the Idaho APA conference:
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    Re: Of course!

    Mastiff wrote:


    From the Idaho APA conference:
    OUCH!

    I haven't been in Idaho long enough to develop a strong prejudice against Oregonians - or whatever you call yourselves. However, my grant coordinator had several choice comments about a state where they need to pass an assisted suicide law, because people can't figure out how to do it themselves. I could also mention your State's stance on legalized marijuana, but I'm afraid of the reaction from some of the other Cyburbians.

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    Re: Re: Of course!

    Bullwinkle wrote:
    OUCH!

    I haven't been in Idaho long enough to develop a strong prejudice against Oregonians - or whatever you call yourselves.
    I think that's it... I just got here myself. I was a Washingtonian once, though...

    Bullwinkle wrote:
    However, my grant coordinator had several choice comments about a state where they need to pass an assisted suicide law, because people can't figure out how to do it themselves
    Heh... Good one. I heard that all the volcanoes are in Oregon and Washington because Idaho doesn't have any virgins to sacrifice!


    (P.S. We're having fun here, folks...)
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