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Old 09-08-2011, 05:20 PM
 
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Uh, no. You probably meant "den". "Denizen" means "inhabitant" or "someone who frequents a particular location or venue".
#1, I was being facetious.
#2, I was equating "denizens" with "dozens", if you didn't catch the "baker's denizens" joke, earlier. So in my fictional world where denizens means dozens, I was being consistent.

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As far as Springfield goes, I never conflated it with Eugene. They're adjacent to each other, but very different. And yes, it's redneck, though west of the Cascades. Oakridge is another such place. There are exceptions to the prevailing mentalities on both sides of the mountains. For instance, small parts of Bend (as you've noted), La Grande, and Lakeview have liberal pockets that have yet to be flushed out by them gun-lovin' patriotic Sarah-Palinite true Americans.
La Grande literally has nothing whatsoever in common with Bend. Probably a little under half the population in Bend would describe itself as slightly liberal. Probably 20 people in La Grande and Lakeview (combined) would feel the same.

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I do, however, stick to my position, based on voting in the 2008 elections, that Oregon is sharply divided, and in the same way, by the Cascades AND politics. Bend may certainly be more heterogenous in that regard than, say, Pendleton.
It is. Like I said, Bend went Democratic for a local representative until 2010. I don't know what happened with electing that science-denying twit, Conger. Low turnout and a lot of Obama backlash, I guess.

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Bend is cool. Awesome. Me like Bend.
Cool, we like you. Just don't show up here with your satan's lettuce and hemp necklaces or we'll blow your freaking head off.
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:34 PM
 
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La Grande literally has nothing whatsoever in common with Bend. Probably a little under half the population in Bend would describe itself as slightly liberal. Probably 20 people in La Grande and Lakeview (combined) would feel the same.
It is. Like I said, Bend went Democratic for a local representative until 2010. I don't know what happened with electing that science-denying twit, Conger. Low turnout and a lot of Obama backlash, I guess.
Cool, we like you. Just don't show up here with your satan's lettuce and hemp necklaces or we'll blow your freaking head off.[/quote]

I'd name the specific groups/incidents that prompted me to name La Grande and Lakeview as harboring pockets of heresy, but this thread has wandered too far off into the Oregon Outback already.

The causal agent for having elected a twit is the twit voters who elected him/her. But twitdom is ubiquitous--we've elected some real doozies over here, too.

And don't worry about the "Satan's Lettuce" (I love that)---we can't afford it any more. We drink Red Bull now instead.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:30 PM
 
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The causal agent for having elected a twit is the twit voters who elected him/her. But twitdom is ubiquitous--we've elected some real doozies over here, too.
Meh. Young people don't vote. Especially for something as insignificant as a state representative. I voted for Steigler, but the old boomers and seniors liked his nice smile and the way he loves Jesus, so there you go...
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Old 09-15-2011, 03:26 PM
 
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Thumbs down the Ku Klux Klan still lives here, does that answer part of your question?

I don't know if I answered you before, but yes, the Ku Klux Klan still exists here, except it is underground.I would not move here, if you can't tolerate living in an area where they still exist and operate. They're operating underground, but not going away, although there is a extreme extremist liberal, and socialistic attitude here. It's not very tolerant of any opposite opinions, of any kind. However, the Ku Klux Klan is probably not going away, because there is an underlying anti-African Americans feeling here, which comes from most of the white people; even those who won't admit it. Then again, a lot of people from urban areas move here to avoid all the African-American neighborhoods, and they don't want to admit it. Otherwise, the Ku Klux Klan would not be able to exist here even underground..
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