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Mon May 1, 2017, 10:13 PM

Okay, Oregonians...

Tell us a little about yourself.

I'll go first.

I'm a mom of a high school kid with Autism.

I ride Trimet and Max everywhere, except when I'm walking.

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Reply Okay, Oregonians... (Original post)
cbreezen May 2017 OP
Shrike47 May 2017 #1
cbreezen May 2017 #4
tapermaker May 2017 #2
cbreezen May 2017 #3
PdxSean May 2017 #5
cbreezen May 2017 #7
FightingIrish May 2017 #6
cbreezen May 2017 #8
Permanut May 2017 #9
cbreezen May 2017 #10
LWolf May 2017 #11
cbreezen May 2017 #12
LWolf May 2017 #13

Response to cbreezen (Original post)

Mon May 1, 2017, 10:48 PM

1. I'm a retired attorney in Eugene. Moved here from Calif. in the '70s.

Loathe Lars Larson.

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #1)

Mon May 1, 2017, 11:14 PM

4. Last name first,

first name last...

Crazy.

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Response to cbreezen (Original post)

Mon May 1, 2017, 11:03 PM

2. I live in mcminnville Or. ,born in Portland

 

I am a58 yr old morbidly obese straight white male.I started a business making split bamboo fly rods(www.stonerodco.com) after loosing my construction job due to the fucking greedy bankers. Although I lost my home when I lost my job. I am proud to say I never once took food stamps or asked for social security due to my weight 550lbs.250lbs since 2008 . Business is great,but mentally I am ready to check out.

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Response to tapermaker (Reply #2)

Mon May 1, 2017, 11:12 PM

3. Good for you!

Life can be a real bitch but, you haven't checked out yet!

Hang in there.

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Response to cbreezen (Original post)

Tue May 2, 2017, 12:30 AM

5. Semi-retired, civil rights attorney in Portland.

Lately I'm traveling more than I'm working, and only recently have I begun to emerge from a self-imposed, post-election media blackout.

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Response to PdxSean (Reply #5)

Tue May 2, 2017, 12:44 AM

7. In my former life I was a legal assistant...

Then again, I'm not retired... I've just been on a 12 year hiatus.

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Response to cbreezen (Original post)

Tue May 2, 2017, 12:34 AM

6. I called Medford home for 71 years.

I lived in other places for school and service in the Navy but Medford was always home and always would be. After the unexpected loss of my wife of forty-one years, life began again with an old friend living in La Conner, Washington. Last year I retired, remarried and moved to an incredible community on the Swinomish Reservation with its own marina. I'll always be an Oregonian but I find myself in a biking, birding and boating paradise. It's the land of bald eagles, trumpeter swans, snow geese, great blue herons and vast fields of tulips and daffodils. Washington is very blue and joining the resistance here makes it feel like home.

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Response to FightingIrish (Reply #6)

Tue May 2, 2017, 12:46 AM

8. Sounds lovely...

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Response to cbreezen (Original post)

Tue May 2, 2017, 12:38 PM

9. Native Oregonian here..

Navy Veteran, retired bean-counter. The first time I ever voted was in 1968, and that was for Richard Nixon. Never made that mistake again. Supported some moderate Republicans years ago on the state level - Hatfield, McCall, Atiyeh. Those days are long gone.

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Response to Permanut (Reply #9)

Thu May 4, 2017, 12:56 AM

10. Serial butt-toucher, Bob Packwood...

those were the days.

I am not a native Oregonian. Moved here from California in 1978 as a teenager. Survived the Oregon hatred of outsiders. Moved around the country and ended up back here in 2009. Whodathunkit?

Nice to meet ya!


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Response to cbreezen (Original post)

Thu May 4, 2017, 08:20 AM

11. Okay.

Teacher, grandmother, bleeding heart liberal commie socialist, at least according to pragmatic centrists, I live and teach rurally on the drier side of the mountains, surrounded by homogeneous white christian under-educated citizenry, with those of us who don't fit that norm tossed in to salt and spice the mix.

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Response to LWolf (Reply #11)

Fri May 5, 2017, 04:31 PM

12. lol!

Funniest thing I've read all day! Eastern Oregon is lovely, but generally suffers from that awful malady common among the more rural folk: Republican nuttery.

Having lived in rural areas in different states, I always remember that there are good progressives everywhere. I was nearly run off the road in Texas during the Bush crime family era because of my liberal bumper stickers! I still look at it as a badge of honor.

Nice to meet you.


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Response to cbreezen (Reply #12)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:14 AM

13. Nice to meet you, too.

I'm not too far east, but Central Oregon has plenty of Republican nuttery, and even a few other DUers.

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