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Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Ladukebob, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob lost in hood river

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  2. HellsAlien

    HellsAlien a has-been that never-was

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    He don't play win/win, just win/lose. That don't cut it with the locals (anywhere.)

    He'd just beat the place with an axe handle first (like he did his bike) before he sold it or walked away.

    No worries, the bad guys got no dinero for property anyway.
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  3. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    No worries - I would bet a bunch in him not selling. From what I understand this whole thing came about becasue the people in the town started that rumor and he thought it would be funny to go along with it. Somehow the rumor got to the Oregonian and a reporter came out. Carol and J.W. have a lot of money and time sunk into the place and I am sure it would take a heck of a lot to buy it - certainly not a lousy $1M.

    FWIW, my wife and I stopped in there about a month ago during a road trip and there are tons of new remodel projects completed or being done, so it's quite an improvement over even as nice as it was last summer!
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  4. Kootenai Rider

    Kootenai Rider Gentleman of Liesure

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    Funny....they make the comment that he likes to ride dragster motorcycles...yet what is he sitting on? A KTM 990 Adventure.
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  5. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    Either the reporter was an idiot about bikes (probably), couldn't write for shit (maybe) or things got hacked by an editor, but the article was pretty crudely written - kinda like a cut and paste of paragraphs off the longer real version. Also, I really don't think anyone rides dragster bikes for "relaxation", as the story indicated. :lol3
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  6. oregonsage

    oregonsage Long timer

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    And if the Mayor's quote was at all accurate she has no idea what they may be getting into. Ive lived in northern Idaho and can assure her that the problems those people will cause her town, and the whole region, are manifold.
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  7. DireWolf

    DireWolf Knees in the Breeze

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    Agreed.

    "Sane" was a rather odd adjective.

    My guess it's a bluff since the oyster farm place in Ocean Park went that route. To be honest - joke or not, I will not likely ever give money, time or anything else to an establishment that would do or joke about doing that.

    Absolute 110% turn off.
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  8. redbastard

    redbastard Long timer

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    What if a group of KTM supremacists wanted to move into your neighborhood? You know say bad things about BMWs and such. Don't worry they couldn't raise the money either :rofl
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  9. WB-PDX

    WB-PDX Long timer

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  10. TourPros

    TourPros Local wherever I go

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    I hope this is not the case. I have spoken with him a couple of times about our other mutual interest (recording). He seems like a great guy and I have been meaning at some point to get out there to his place. And while anyone has the right to sell what is there's to anyone they wish at any price they deem fair racism is one of the lowest forms of little dick syndrome I know. You are either an asshole or you are not. And racism exists in all colors and creeds and is just as ugly no matter which it is from...
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  11. Beerslayer

    Beerslayer Journeyman Bike Knocker

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    If we bought shares or subscribed, or whatever the scheme was, would we still be able to stay there "free" for a week a year if the white supremacists bought it?
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  12. Remarksman

    Remarksman Been here awhile

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    Ditto.
    Having met Carol briefly, it doesn't quite match my first impression. Then again, I live in a small town now, and I know just how crazy and bitter things can get over what are probably un-resolvable conflicts.
    I have some summer plans that would take me out there. It's been on my list to try to get BearCat reservations as soon as dates are nailed. Now I'm not sure.
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  13. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    Seriously, don't give it a second thought - go and see for yourself and have a great time. Again, it was the townspeople that started the rumor, and J.W. and Carol thought it was so absurd that they went along with it as an exercise in sardonicism and as a way to get theattention of the governance of Seneca.

    I came from a small town and have lived in many, and know of no kind of place where rumors, in-fighting, and fear of change are exercised more.
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  14. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    Small town politics suck.

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    I suggest a D-11 over a D355A.
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  15. 007brian

    007brian shaken not stirred

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    JW and Carol are great people. Do not buy into the rumors. The place is great!!!!
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  16. Pro_Marinero

    Pro_Marinero Carbon Sasquatch

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    Are you serious? I think you need to get a larger panty size.

    If it is a joke, then big deal.

    If it isn't, well... the first amendment is still and alive and well, and the seller is welcome to deal with whomever they please. You are welcome to support the new buyer or not.

    I don't support REI due to their stance on donating to anti-access groups, but I have yet to put someone on my blacklist for a joke.

    I find humor in a lot of things. The more you laugh, the better life is. Some of the best jokes are the least tasteful. Go watch Blazing Saddles and relax. :thumb
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  17. mutt2jeff

    mutt2jeff Keep firing assholes!

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    Looks like small town politics to me, just from reading the commentd on the article, it seems like the lodge is not particularily well liked amoung the locals.
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  18. DireWolf

    DireWolf Knees in the Breeze

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    Kinda.

    You take access and REI seriously - I say, try a bigger panty size. I have every right to vote with my dollar just as you do. The first amendment? GMAFB. I never said they were not able to say what they wanted. :rolleyes

    Besides that, when in that area, I have never needed a bed and breakfast, so the point is rather moot. The guy has advertised in the PNW vendors forum for the Bearcat - he could clarify things here if he desired.

    FWIW, I am not a huge fan of ethnic jokes either, but I might just be a stick in the mud.
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  19. Pro_Marinero

    Pro_Marinero Carbon Sasquatch

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    Bit of a difference between not patronizing a business financially because my dollars would be used to support organizations diametrically opposed to my recreational pursuits, and blacklisting a b&b because a guy made a bad joke.

    But, as you say, your opinion is yours.

    CS&M in 3...2...1.... :wink:
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  20. 2slim

    2slim Scooter

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    I know I risk receiving acrimonious comments, but I just have to say.......

    sometimes things and people aren't what they seem. Appearances can be
    deceptive. Just sayin'

    It's way beyond small town politics.

    Peace.
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