Greg Walden of Oregon voted to shut down the government. Thaaanks, Greg! (walden.house.gov)

101 ups - 34 downs = 67 votes

110 comments submitted at 10:47:54 on Oct 1, 2013 by Gubmint_Twerker

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  • Jordanis
  • -6 Points
  • 15:45:50, 1 October

Dear Rural Oregon: This is why the city slickers look down on you.

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  • wallsbecametheworld
  • 19 Points
  • 18:48:09, 1 October

Dear Rural Oregon: Please pay no attention to this asshole.

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  • Jordanis
  • -10 Points
  • 20:49:53, 1 October

They can stop paying attention when they stop wanting my tax dollars to keep their failing communities alive.

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  • zoidberg1339
  • 2 Points
  • 02:20:27, 2 October

I think they would tell you to stop voting for people that support legislation that prohibits the industry that supports the local economy.

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  • Jordanis
  • -4 Points
  • 02:50:38, 2 October

And I would tell them to stop having an economy that requires exhausting otherwise renewable natural resources in order to function.

Of course, the mills that were the economic backbone of the timber rush towns wouldn't be open anyway. We'd just have more raw log exports.

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  • [deleted]
  • 0 Points
  • 04:38:32, 2 October

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  • Jordanis
  • 0 Points
  • 04:54:28, 2 October

The population level of the timber towns wasn't set by the activity level of private forest farming, it was set by unsustainable logging of public land. That's done and gone, just like any tapped out ore vein, and now the timber towns are withering just like any other extractive-industry boomtown.

Anyone who wants to call me the bad guy for wanting those resources to be available in the future instead of pulling them down as fast as the market can buy them to keep small towns on life support can go fuck themselves. I have heard more than enough of that shortsighted ignorant hick shit.

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  • grdctrl2mjrtom
  • -1 Points
  • 00:15:25, 2 October

But but but socialism, Obama is a commie. When I get help it's because I deserved it. When we help others it is dirty commie tricks.

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  • Jordanis
  • -3 Points
  • 00:27:55, 2 October

It reminds me of what I've read about abortion protesters--they show up sometimes to get abortions, but it's OK for them. They have a good reason, not like all those sluts using it as birth control.

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  • AspenSix
  • -3 Points
  • 18:41:08, 1 October

Dear city slickers: stop being arrogant and realize your representatives suck just as much.

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  • rynosoft
  • 15 Points
  • 19:18:22, 1 October

Nope, they don't. They vote like we want.

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  • AspenSix
  • -8 Points
  • 19:21:34, 1 October

HahahahahHhahH hHhahahahahahHa...sorry... That's just....no they don't.

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  • rynosoft
  • 8 Points
  • 19:28:16, 1 October

Care to give proof?

Edit: Here's mine

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  • AspenSix
  • 2 Points
  • 19:30:33, 1 October

Which representative are you talking about? Merkley? Outside of this bill, he and Walden agree a lot although the methods they endorse may be different.

What were you specifically looking for? Do you have proof that they do vote the way you want on everything?

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  • rynosoft
  • 7 Points
  • 19:59:26, 1 October

Blumenauer is my rep and he invariably votes how I want. See link in my previous comment.

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  • SanchoPandas
  • 4 Points
  • 15:50:14, 2 October

He's mine as well and I couldn't be prouder to have him in Congress.

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  • Jordanis
  • 3 Points
  • 20:48:46, 1 October

Ah yes, the old 'both sides are just as bad' dance. Bullshit, but if it makes you feel better, go ahead and cling to it.

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  • AspenSix
  • -4 Points
  • 22:05:20, 1 October

So you agree with Congress? Is the Democratic Party better than the Republicans when they're the minority?

There's major problems with the political system in the US and it isn't because those darn republicans are shutting it down. It's a symptom of the larger problems.

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  • grumpycowboy
  • -7 Points
  • 16:55:40, 1 October

Dear city slickers. Go back to smoking your dope ,and saving the planet ,and leave us hicks alone.

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  • ptelder
  • 6 Points
  • 18:41:12, 1 October

But... Who do we buy our organic dope from?

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  • grumpycowboy
  • 1 Points
  • 23:51:03, 1 October

Not city slickers. They get theirs from country hicks.

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  • pterodactyl12
  • 3 Points
  • 22:50:11, 1 October

Man, we smoke plenty of pot east of the Cascades too.

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  • racoonpeople
  • 0 Points
  • 17:17:46, 1 October

Not while we need your children and grandchildren to attend at the very least community college to help out with Oregon's need for skilled labor.

Why don't you try to help us make sure there is a community college campus in every county at least?

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  • grumpycowboy
  • 4 Points
  • 17:23:27, 1 October

Community colleges are the least of our problems. There are very few rural areas with a large youth population that are not served by a community college. A strong economy is the best thing we can do for the rural areas.

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  • racoonpeople
  • 1 Points
  • 17:31:22, 1 October

How do you think you get a strong economy?

Because, right now, physical labor jobs like farming and logging are being automated at a faster pace than skilled labor.

The future of Oregon is working in your rural or urban home for the global marketplace.

I work for civil engineering projects across the entire Pacific NW in my pjs, my husband does engineering during the day and freelance CAD at night for his own 3D printing store on shapeways.

High School is simply not enough anymore. We will need to eventually transform our current community college feeder system into a Californian model where the first two years are free, we can add technical schools for Oregon things like farm/logging machine repair and we'll just have to deal with the increase in taxes by realizing a boost in economic productivity isn't cheap nowadays.

Economic growth starts with investing in an education for all.

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  • ginandsoda
  • 6 Points
  • 17:47:21, 1 October

NO OUR KIDS ARE ONLY SMART ENOUGH FOR FIELD LABOR AND LOGGING LEAVE US ALONE

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  • grumpycowboy
  • 5 Points
  • 18:20:07, 1 October

Not against education at all ,but putting a campus in Burns, to service 40 people who want more education is not a responsible way to spend money. Online classes are the way to go, or move temporarily to Bend or Ontario and attend a campus. It's great that your passionate about education, and rightfully so. My wife has a masters in education. Money needs to be spent with common sense though.

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  • racoonpeople
  • -1 Points
  • 19:05:49, 1 October

Having a satellite campus where people can take tests and work on projects is not unreasonable even for smaller communities. Klamath Community College has this in a few smaller towns. The idea is to make a workspace available for people who may not have a distraction free environment at home and to be able to reliable test on schedule. Driving 200 miles round trip to take a quiz is unreasonable.

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  • wallsbecametheworld
  • 0 Points
  • 17:49:53, 1 October

Are you insane? There are more than twice as many students at Mt. Hood Community College than people who live in Grant County.

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  • racoonpeople
  • 3 Points
  • 19:00:54, 1 October

I love when right wingers make up statistics on the spot to affirm their prejudices.

http://collegeprowler.com/mt-hood-community-college/statistics/

>Full-Time Undergrads: 4,549 >Part-Time Undergrads: 5,356

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GrantCounty,Oregon#Demographics

> Grant County 7,445

They are also 6 hours away from each other and wholly disingenuous to compare.

What county is Mt. Hood CC in?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MultnomahCounty,Oregon#Demographics

> Multnomah County 735,334

Grants county needs a small community college campus. Just like it has a small high school or do you think we are going to plop 200 acre community colleges in every county‽

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  • wallsbecametheworld
  • 2 Points
  • 19:13:50, 1 October

I don't know what "collegeprowler.com" is, but those numbers are incorrect. MHCC has approximately 15,000 students enrolled at any given time.

If you think a county with 7,445 residents needs its own community college, you are not in touch with reality.

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  • racoonpeople
  • 0 Points
  • 19:29:31, 1 October

Which campus are you talking about? Gresham is around 10k.

>If you think a county with 7,445 residents needs its own community college, you are not in touch with reality

Conservatives said the same thing about high schools 100 years ago. Us progressives will continue with our plans for California-style community college feeder system with satellite campuses in smaller communities with or without you.