from September 2013, Culture
SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Dani Nichols
KLAMATH FALLS, ORE. - Today, Constitution Day, at the Klamath County Commissioner’s Weekly Public Meeting, Dennis Linthicum announced his intention to explore pursuing the U.S. Representative position in Oregon’s Second District.
“After talking to the people of Klamath County and surrounding areas, I’m convinced that those in the 2nd District of Oregon are looking for leadership and strong, Constitutionally conservative values,” Commissioner Dennis Linthicum said before the meeting. “Our economy is struggling and, at the county level, I see every day how individuals, families and businesses are impacted by bad policies and tone-deaf regulation. My goal with this exploratory effort is not to turn away from Klamath County’s issues, but to be able to represent them, and other counties in the 2nd District, in a more substantial way at the Federal level.”
When our daughter returned from the campground restroom she tried her best to tell us what she had just seen and heard. It took a while for her giggles to refrain into intelligible words and I must say that along the way her breathless laughter became really, really contagious. Just like the majority of U.S. Senators and media types when the current president speaks, we had no clue as to what we were so convulsively happy about. But that lack of wisdom did not quench our giddiness.
What had actually happened was that as she neared her destination she detected both male and female voices enthusiastically arising from the ladies side of the outdoorsie facility. Upon cautiously entering, therein she discovered two twenty somethings busily fidgeting to get just the right long lens, tripoded, really nice camera shot in the gloomy incandescent toilet room light. As it turned out though the subject was a large plastic spider. Yet to the environmentally sensitive superior and fair minded city folk it was an amazing and possibly undiscovered spidey species.
I knew instantly what she was referring to as there was a matching obviously plastic representation on the fellow’s side. I was wishing that I had been the one to think of that prankish deception. Those in attendance were surprised if not unconvinced that I was not the perpetrator.