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Tuesday, January 18, 2005

From the Home Office in Tenmile, Oregon

This post was originally posted over at my Blog, Memento Moron, back in August. But I feel prompted to repost it due to a comment by one of our Bloggers, who said,

I hate to say it. I love WHERE I was born, raised and currently live... BUT it might be time to start conceiving about (gasp) re-locating. God help us. I didn't want it to ever come to this - so beautiful of an environment, but a government OUT. OF. CONTROL.

It really is depressing. I hope the residents of this state soon take a stand and say, "Enough is enough." I fear the worst.

I understand his feelings, and that's why I came up with this list:

Top Ten Reasons I, a Conservative, Still Live in Oregon:

10. What, leave? I just got back!
9. At least it's not California.
8. Three words: Target Rich Environment
7. Beer strong enough to make even Howard Dean calm down.
6. Patchouli makes excellent mosquito repellant.
5. For sheer comic brilliance, nothing beats watching Kucinich supporters and Nader supporters debate.
4. Plenty of "Free Mumia Benefit Sitar Concert" fliers for the fireplace to keep you warm on those rainy Northwest nights.
3. There's entertainment value in asking the dredlocked Barrista for an "ANWR Crude Oil Latte in a Paper cup made from old growth firs" and watching the look on their face.
2. Spotted Owl tastes like chicken, but with less cholesterol.


At 12:57 AM, Blogger MissPatriot said...

That's a great list! LOL

I've thought about moving. If not totally out of state then at least to the Eastern part. Somewhere where there is a little less rain...:D I thrive in sun.

Y'all should see the Whatcom County voting results..Sheesh! As far as I could tell, it was Democrats down the line. Ugh! OF course, this is a University area.....

Plus, Eastern Washington has more gold and less environmental restrictions for gold prospecting. :)

At 8:24 AM, Blogger Editor, Living Room Section said...

Thanks, Brian. I've had similar reasons for staying for a long time. My fear is that things are beyond this stage. I too left the area at one point to move to Australia and did not think I would be returning anytime soon. Boy, was I mistaken. 'Course, at the time, parts of Australian political culture made Washington look like Texas.

At 10:00 AM, Blogger Brian B said...

I'm not quite as pessimistic about the future. The fact that your gubernatorial race was so close is heartening, regardless of the outcome.

Here in Oregon, I feel that the problem is that we keep throwing the wrong canditates up against the state Dems. I was a huge Feldkamp supporter, and think he would have made a great rep., but he didn't have any name recognition. DeFazio's an institution, and it's going to take more than that to pry him out.

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