Saturday, May 19, 2012

TEAM X-T.R.E.M.E. & Cpl Todd Love

TEAM X-T.R.E.M.E. & Cpl Todd Love - YouTube Thanks to SCOTT for pointing out this extraordinary story and video. (I especially liked the Seal Suit!)

No Dundee Match for May

Bill Marrs  sent out an email announcement to all Columbia Cascade members earlier this week.   If you're not a member of the Section, or if you must missed it, here it is:

There appears to be some confusion as to whether there will be a match at Dundee on 5-26.

NO.   There will be no match at Dundee this month.  I'm headed to Bend to shoot the Oregon State match,
and so it everyone else that I could think of to do the Dundee match!

See you at the points match at Dundee in June.

Enough said, and thanks to Bill for letting us all know.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Oregon Primaries

If God had wanted us to elect our leaders, he would have given us candidates.

I'm trying to fill out my ballot for the current election (which includes Presidential Primaries), and all I can say is that the local issues are more interesting --- and I can be more "hopeful" about them --- than anything on either the state or national venue.

I would have (albeit reluctantly) voted for The Newt as the Republican Presidential Candidate,  until I learned he had been found guilty of "Jumping the Shark", and was no longer a viable candidate.

At the ARPC match yesterday,  I asked The Hobo Brasser if he could tell me for whom he planned to vote, as the Republican Presidential Candidate.   He told me .... but was unable to complete the discussion without reverting to the most foul anglo-saxon terminology.  I think he may even have mentioned the word "D*m*cr*t" once.  (I probably should not have said this; I hate to embarrass my friends.)   (Oh, that's right, I don't, do I?)

What I'm thinking is that the ballot should include the category "ANYONE BUT ______" (name your choice, I know who my "Anyone But ____" choice would be on the Presidential election).

So what we're left with is Montrose's Toast:
 "He either fears his fate too much,
Or his desserts are small,
Who dares not put it to the touch,
To win or lose it all!"
Translated:  "You pays your money and you takes your chances"

Not very comforting, is it?