I took this in Burns, Harney County, Oregon, on Friday, 10/25.

These folks keep coming up with the most revolutionary and politically incorrect ideas.

I know the fellow on the billboard. He’s a USDA rangeland scientist at the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center. He’s a very bright and personable guy. Got a PhD and everything!

For your readers: Harney County, Oregon, is 10,226 sq. mi. (roughly the size of Massachusetts), and has a population of about 7,400, of which about 3/4 live in and around Burns. The remaining 1,850 (or so) souls are spread around the remaining 10,150 sq. mi. It’s cattle ranching country, and one of the most sparsely populated places in the lower 48.

Blue State Oregon is four hours to the west, on the other side of the Cascades. It’s another world away.

Kind Regards,

“Oregon Mike”


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