sidhesadie wrote:Yeah, L&C is literally at most 10 minutes from the downtown core. Seriously...it isn't anything remotely resembling the boonies. It's definitely not in any type of rural or outlying area from downtown. It is in a residential area if that's what you mean by 'suburban' but if by that you mean 'way out of town' then that's just incorrect.
I mean, I'm all for coming up with 'I didn't want to go there anyway because of XYZ" (I think there's even a whole thread for that, lol) but just for the other people on here who aren't from Oregon, I just want to reassure that L&C is REALLY quite close to downtown, and I've lived in Oregon my entire life and have never heard of this Jefferson thing, lol. Bunch of radicals, no bearing on anything.
People seem to expect all
Oregonians to be tree-hugging liberals, but what we reconfirm every election year is that like 90% of the state, by area, is flaming red conservative. What the election map doesn't show is that all of about twelve people live in that 90% of the state, and pretty much all statewide issues are decided by firmly blue Portland and Eugene, where something like 3/4 of the population lives.
There definitely are people crazy enough for that Jefferson thing living in southern and/or eastern Oregon. But it's not a movement of any significance or relevance. And since there's nothing worth visiting in that 90% of the state except for Crater Lake, we just pretend they don't exist.