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Letters to the Editor: Readers React to Smith Rock Expansion Plans, Ryan Zinke and Women in Politics

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Enough Love: A climbing group wants to build a guest house adjacent to Smith Rock, a place some claim is already "loved to death." Meanwhile, a new Master Plan for the park is still in flux. (12/6)

I understand there is a fourth plan for the park now, which I would like to see before commenting. Currently, the only protest I have is not to put the bivouac area up on the north loop parking portion (#3). The loop area is the best place to view the eagles nesting in the spring and is convenient for those visitors who just want to look for a short while and leave. I think there should be two hour parking in that area to provide access for short-term visitors.

— Cheryl Schadt, via bendsource.com

Yes, don't forget that Terrebonne is a place of Trump voters, poverty, drugs, crumbling infrastructure and confederate flags waving in the wind.

—dontforget, via bendsource.com

Thanks for the nice comments, but you forgot "gun totting!"

— grayeagle45, via bendsource.com

In Response to, "BLM Pick is Wrong Direction for Agency." (11/30)

Do ANY of this administration have experience in what they've been appointed? I mean, come on. Draining the swamp is going nicely I see. How many promises has orange Mussolini broken now? I've lost count.

-— Chav Elo, via facebook.com

Another swamp monster.

— Bill Baber, via facebook.com


Hey Zinke: GFY!

— Lindsey Clark, via facebook.com


Hope she can straighten out the BLM folks who treated public ground like their own little kingdoms.

— Terry Speelman, via facebook.com

Everything to do with Trump is in the wrong direction.

— Gary Hilliard, via facebook.com

Does it never end?????

—Bj Thomas, via facebook.com

She will probably listen to the ranchers and loggers and farmers and not the crooked businessmen in government. At least I hope so.

— Patty Rogers Stockdale, via facebook.com

Budd-Falen is no good. She will sell out the public interest. She will have to stop openly selling her lies about land ownership throughout the west to the broke frustrated counties. Maybe that is a silver lining in this cloud.

— Kathleen Roche, via facebook.com

You can't have it both ways.

You are dissatisfied with the outcome of the court case involving Bundy and elated with the outcome of the Supreme Court case involving Budd-Falen. In each case the justice system weighed the facts and reached a conclusion. There are always folks on both side of every issue that are trusting the courts to apply the laws as written, leaving one side happy and the other "dismayed."

It may be time for a BLM manager that manages public lands for the public, not special interests.

— Jim Murphy

IN RESPONSE TO, "NEVER FORGET." (11/30)

How can you forget, the established protocol is not working? How many mass murders need to occur? My idea of a truly free country, is one where I don't need a gun to protect myself.

—rsglide, via bendsource.com


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In Response to, "The Silence Breakers: Time Magazine's Person of the Year (12/6)

Since Drumpf wanted to be on the cover, it would have been nice if they'd included a pull out section with just his accusers.

— Marie Kolar Bernardy, via facebook.com


They could probably fill the whole damn magazine with his accusers!!!

— Terie Sandusky, via facebook.com


...Been going on since the beginning of recorded history, and beyond, no doubt. We used to be labeled with ugly names, hung, stoned, witch trials, lost jobs/husbands, ...all out of intimidation and fear.

It happened to me. Most women, I suspect. Maybe we can learn how to draw the lines for ourselves out of all this.

— Gramma Jean, via facebook.com


In Response to, "Elevating Women in Politics." Emerge Oregon offers resources to Democratic women looking to throw their hat in the ring. (11/30)

Perhaps six or eight years overdue, this article, but better late than never. Jodie's right, get comfortable being uncomfortable, and you'll affect change without even trying. And 'man' do women (all of us, really) need drastic change from the disastrous aggrieved white male idiots that are steering the ship into the fucking ground.

While I'll vote for a D over an R every time, a D woman over an R (inevitably 90 percent of them stupid angry white men with zero knowledge outside their own biases) is even better!

— Peter Gramlich, via bendsource.com


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Peter—Definitely comfortable being uncomfortable over here. Come on in for your gift card to Palate!

- Nicole Vulcan, Editor






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