Friday, August 19, 2011

A Quartzsite in Oregon?

If you're thinking "It can't happen here," well, ... seems the town of Oakridge, here in Oregon, is having its own city council woes that have echoes of the surreal mess the town of Quartzsite, in Arizona, has been experiencing; a story I've been following for awhile. (Oakridge is about 37 miles from Eugene.)

The Oakridge city council is supposedly under investigation by the FBI regarding finances, citizens have been threatened with removal at meetings, and one resident called the mayor, Don Hampton, a "Nazi:"
“This is the United States of America,” Ryon said. “You remind me of Hitler. That’s who you are. We should come and say ‘Heil Hitler’ to you. You’re killing this damn town.”

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