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Yeadon
05-14-2010, 12:35 PM
Certain members of the Northwest-based Oar & Sail Crew sense that as you age, you will become Increasingly Progressive. (Please note use of strategic capitalization.)

Have you ever visited Whatcom County? There might be a nice place for you and Katherine somewhere near Fairhaven. Or perhaps a tree house out near Bow.

Your future calls. Don't deny it.

Paul Pless
05-14-2010, 12:42 PM
I lived in a tree house just outside Savannah for a year.

It was only a slightly over-rated experience; I'd probably do it again given the right tree.:D

Yeadon
05-14-2010, 12:43 PM
See you in Bow, liberal.

TomF
05-14-2010, 12:51 PM
See you in Bow, liberal.Or Bough, perhaps. :D

James McMullen
05-14-2010, 02:38 PM
C'mon over to Ecotopia, Paul. We'll take you under our wing and have you whipped into shape, eating granola by the handful and disrespecting the tenets of unrestricted laissez-faire capitalism in no time. Solidarity, Comrade!

switters
05-14-2010, 03:04 PM
if the temptation gets to strong call me, 1-800-red-neck and I'll be over a with a cold case of bud, some shotguns and rodnreels all delivered in a 4-wheel drive.

Remember, every time you recycle the hippies win.

:D

Yeadon
05-14-2010, 03:10 PM
It is true, things are different here.

I have an iPhone, a six pack of Rogue Dead Guy Ale, and a fly rod with a full assortment of lures. I will admit that I am without firearms, having sold my 12 gauge to a neighbor about a year or so ago.

Oh, and there's this.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2590/3856370780_ecde484f52.jpg

Paul Pless
05-14-2010, 03:13 PM
Remember, every time you recycle the hippies win.

:DTake heart... hunting and fishing sportsmen were the original environmentalist.;):D

switters
05-14-2010, 03:15 PM
Well we don't get dead guy here, which is why I drink all of my dads every time I get back to Oregon.

James McMullen
05-14-2010, 03:18 PM
It can't be denied that the waters off Whatcom County are seriously infested with all sorts of these scary things, and as a citizen here, you would be expected to do your duty in keeping their numbers in check by eating as many as possible all summer long. It's a big responsibility. Not one to take lightly.

http://californiaoutdoors.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/dungeness-crabs-in-a-crab-trap.jpg?w=500&h=332

Chad's coming over tomorrow with a buncha these horrible things I'll have to help him dispose of.

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h127/OPSteely/Pull2-248small.jpg

Just look at those beady eyes! Yikes! Scary!

http://www.thehulltruth.com/attachments/boating-outdoor-photos/26621-puget-sound-shrimp-shrimping-018-sm.jpg

James McMullen
05-14-2010, 03:34 PM
. . . . the flannel shirts, the tan Carhartt jeans. . .

Hey, man, that's like the Seattle grunge uniform, dude. That's pretty much the official shipwright uniform too. Now grab yer Skilsaw and get yer ass out here.

http://inlinethumb38.webshots.com/3429/2737030720088484686S500x500Q85.jpg (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2737030720088484686JfBkHA)

Kaa
05-14-2010, 03:38 PM
http://inlinethumb38.webshots.com/3429/2737030720088484686S500x500Q85.jpg (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2737030720088484686JfBkHA)


That's a definite hey-let's-see-what-this-kool-thingie-can-do-to-that-weirdly-shaped-pile-of-lumber-behind-me look :D

Kaa

James McMullen
05-14-2010, 03:40 PM
Oh yeah, and in case you weren't sure of where Whatcom County is, here's a picture for you. It's over there behind Blakely Island, under that big volcano-ey looking thing. http://www.ics.uci.edu/%7Eeppstein/pix/orcas/fridayharbor/BakerFromLopez-m.jpg

C. Ross
05-14-2010, 03:50 PM
Don't you dare, Paul.

We need your style and intelligence over here on the Side of Truth.

Paul Pless
05-14-2010, 03:51 PM
Don't you dare, Paul.

We need your style and intelligence over here on the Side of Truth.Don't fear for me... thank god Smalser remains a beacon of light out there on the northleft coast though, eh?

C. Ross
05-14-2010, 04:04 PM
Don't fear for me... thank god Smalser remains a beacon of light out there on the northleft coast though, eh?

Smalser has my respect in every way.

I don't know the politics in Hell (prolly Yellow Dog Democrats as far as the eye can see) but being a Republican in St. Paul is like being a vegetarian in a slaughterhouse. You can't stop the bloodshed of the innocents, but you can try to slow things up a bit.

Paul Pless
05-14-2010, 04:26 PM
Could be misinterpreted?> :eek:

Yeadon
05-14-2010, 04:28 PM
Don't you dare, Paul.

We need your style and intelligence over here on the Side of Truth.

The course has already been chosen. All we did was notice.

C. Ross
05-14-2010, 04:46 PM
Lefties believe in fate? Hmmm...that would explain the magical thinking behind so many of their goofy beliefs.

pandelume
05-14-2010, 04:50 PM
http://inlinethumb38.webshots.com/3429/2737030720088484686S500x500Q85.jpg

Holy zombie Jesus - is that you, James McMullen?

And Captain Blight, do you live in the Seattle area? I had no idea.

Yeadon
05-14-2010, 05:06 PM
Bet you thought McMullen had flowers in his hair. Well, you were right.

Blighty is an honorary Ballardonian. He and his ironic mustache are currently living elsewhere.

Paul Pless
05-14-2010, 05:22 PM
I don't know the politics in Hell (prolly Yellow Dog Democrats as far as the eye can see) but being a Republican in St. Paul is like being a vegetarian in a slaughterhouse. You can't stop the bloodshed of the innocents, but you can try to slow things up a bit.I'm still trying to get my finger on the pulse of Michigan politics. ( a subject deserving it own thread )

I come from a state that has always been, currently is, and will be for the foreseeable future dominated by Good Ole Boy Politics. Republican or Democrat are really just terms of expedience with regards to conservative political thought in Alabama.

I guess my current theory on Michigan is that, less Detroit, its very similar to Alabama in race, religion, largely agrarian, similar population, etc etc. . . pretty conservative, proud and self reliant people. And this populace has been dominated for the last 100 years by one metropolitan area, without ever receiving the full benefit of being partnered with that political force. Now the rest of the state so dominated forever finds itself having to both 'parent' Detroit and 'bail' Detroit out at the same time. And, they can't really afford the endeavor which doubles their resentment.

seanz
05-14-2010, 05:23 PM
Lefties believe in fate? Hmmm...that would explain the magical thinking behind so many of their goofy beliefs.

What explains the goofy thinking behind so many of the magical beliefs on the other side?
:p

C. Ross
05-14-2010, 05:26 PM
What explains the goofy thinking behind so many of the magical beliefs on the other side?
:p

We have far too much sex and overindulge in excellent wines, fine scotches, and well-crafted cigars. :p

seanz
05-14-2010, 05:29 PM
We have far too much sex and overindulge in excellent wines, fine scotches, and well-crafted cigars. :p

Ah, the Clinton years.....;):D

Paul Pless
05-14-2010, 05:31 PM
Ah, the Clinton years.....;):DOne of the most underrated Republican presidents ever!

C. Ross
05-14-2010, 05:33 PM
Bill Clinton, Reagan and George Bush Sr. were the best conservative presidents during my lifetime.

Hillary always wore the Liberal Pants in the Clinton Firm.

pandelume
05-14-2010, 05:33 PM
Bet you thought McMullen had flowers in his hair. Well, you were right.

Blighty is an honorary Ballardonian. He and his ironic mustache are currently living elsewhere.

I don't know what I thought James McMullen looked like, except that it was different from that picture. As for Captain Blight, I think I was right in saying I had no idea. :)

Now Yeadon I've met, true blue, in person. Just from curiosity, do you happen to rememer me?

James McMullen
05-14-2010, 05:42 PM
Aw, jeeze! That's cause you saw me out of uniform. I usually dress like this, of course.

http://inlinethumb37.webshots.com/2468/2432859170088484686S600x600Q85.jpg (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2432859170088484686tSPqmA)

pandelume
05-14-2010, 05:46 PM
Of course! Naturally! Honestly, I don't know what I was thinking.

:)

Now all that's left is to enter that picture in the International Ironic Mustache Competition.

Edited to add: I initially thought this was something pulled from the web, but now I see that it's titled "samf" and was uploaded to webshots by "jameswmcmullen". Please tell me it's not what it appears to be.

James McMullen
05-14-2010, 05:47 PM
Of course I wasn't always so attuned to haute couture. At least I didn't go through such an awkward stage as a teenager as my poor brother Chad, here seen trying to pick up chicks at the mall.

http://inlinethumb25.webshots.com/47512/2699606370088484686S600x600Q85.jpg (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2699606370088484686UjNVYl)

TerryLL
05-14-2010, 05:57 PM
Hey Paul,
Don't listen to those crazoids out on the coast; I think they've shot up way too much saltwater.

Northern Idaho is the place for you. Good solid God-fearing, Conservative hard-working friendly folks here. And it's way prettier than the uninspiring megatropolis those sail and oar boys have to endure. And, and, and, you can swim in the water here!!!! No jellyfish, no sharks, no sea lions, no giant octopi, and no untreated effluent from our Canadian friends.

http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/11115994.jpg

James McMullen
05-14-2010, 06:10 PM
It's not as likely you'd be bragging about the kind of crabs you can catch in Coeur d'Alene, though.

Yeadon
05-14-2010, 06:23 PM
I don't know what I thought James McMullen looked like, except that it was different from that picture. As for Captain Blight, I think I was right in saying I had no idea. :)

Now Yeadon I've met, true blue, in person. Just from curiosity, do you happen to rememer me?

Yes, absolutely. You ever build your 10 foot boat? Because CWB's Home Built Boats Weekend (http://www.cwb.org/home-built-boats-weekend) will be July 24-25. If you want to meet James McMullen, this would be a good time to do so. He'll be giving a talk, probably based on what he learned from his first 55+ boats.

Last year, Sam Devlin came and talked (which was really cool), and so did Pat Ford. (Pat, aka PCFord got a rousing, extended round of applause for his talk on varnishing. Seriously, Pat was really good.) Eric Hvalsoe also taught clench nailing and riveting.


Of course I wasn't always so attuned to haute couture. At least I didn't go through such an awkward stage as a teenager as my poor brother Chad, here seen trying to pick up chicks at the mall.

http://inlinethumb25.webshots.com/47512/2699606370088484686S600x600Q85.jpg (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2699606370088484686UjNVYl)

James, why so shy? We can all see you there in the back right.

James McMullen
05-14-2010, 06:26 PM
girls are still kinda scary

TerryLL
05-14-2010, 06:29 PM
It's not as likely you'd be bragging about the kind of crabs you can catch in Coeur d'Alene, though.

Dungies, Blue, Opies, King, Rock, we got 'em all. Fresh on ice at the market.

woodrat
05-14-2010, 06:43 PM
if the temptation gets to strong call me, 1-800-red-neck and I'll be over a with a cold case of bud, some shotguns and rodnreels all delivered in a 4-wheel drive.

Remember, every time you recycle the hippies win.

:D

Hey, I've got all of that here, too, plus better beer! ;)

Believe it or not, there are no regulations in WA state that say you have to drive a Volvo if yer a liberal. We're allowed to own 4wd trucks, firearms and all of that, regardless of party affiliation.

Not that I haven't owned a few old Volvos in the past, but my beat up old Dodge diesel 4x4 flatbed truck would make any redneck proud.