Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 26
  1. #1
    tired donnamb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Portland, OR
    My Bikes
    Breezer Uptown 8, U frame
    Posts
    5,660
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Today's front page news in Portland, OR

    Discuss.

    Happy Valley declares end to nude gardening
    Rights - The City Council responds to neighbors' complaints with a tentative nudity ordinance
    Thursday, October 04, 2007
    PETER ZUCKERMAN
    The Oregonian
    The nude gardener of Happy Valley should at least put on underwear.

    That's what the City Council decided this week in tentatively approving an ordinance that makes it "unlawful for any person to expose his or her genitals while in a public place or place visible from a public place."

    If formally approved later this month, the law will apply when children younger than 13 are around or when "the exposure reasonably would be expected to alarm or annoy another person."

    Violations carry a $1,000 fine per exposure.

    The issue arose when neighbors complained that Steven J. Howatt, 51, refused to put on clothes while gardening, mowing his lawn or walking around his property. A mail carrier also asked to changed routes.

    Howatt, who didn't attend the council meeting, said the controversy says more about neighborliness than nudity.

    If someone had spoken to him nicely, he said, he probably would have put on some clothes. Instead, one neighbor yelled profanities at him and others complained to his employer, the police, the media and the city, he said. "I'm disappointed we couldn't work out something."

    A few Happy Valley residents wrote to the council in support of Howatt. "I hate to see more of our rights taken away because a few people are uncomfortable," said one e-mail.

    Mayor Rob Wheeler said the nudity ordinance has attracted statewide attention. "In my seven years with the city," he said, "I've never seen people or the media so interested in what we're doing."

    Peter Zuckerman: 503-294-5919; peterzuckerman@news.oregonian.com



    2007 The Oregonian
    "Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."

  2. #2
    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
    My Bikes
    Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
    Posts
    3,928
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    One step forward, two steps back.

    Can they really still call it "Happy Valley"?
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

  3. #3
    Beauty Everywhere snowy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Colorado
    My Bikes
    2006 Giant Anthem, Specialized Dolce Elite 05
    Posts
    2,596
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    This is fricken funny. Hey dude put some pants on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    "RIDE FAST TAKE CHANCES!"

    Interested in the Women's Forum? Send me a PM for more information.

  4. #4
    tired donnamb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Portland, OR
    My Bikes
    Breezer Uptown 8, U frame
    Posts
    5,660
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Portlanders know what's truly important in life.
    "Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."

  5. #5
    Climbing Above It All BikeWNC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Basking in the Sun.
    Posts
    4,146
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It's just enjoying being naked outside. It's difficult to to get aroused when standing outside in the rain is the equivalent of a cold shower.

  6. #6
    Banned. ModoVincere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    1,628
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well...I guess I'm not moving to Happy Valley now.

  7. #7
    5 stringer cpljohnst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Georgia
    My Bikes
    06' Tirreno Raza 2000, 88' Schwinn Traveler
    Posts
    11
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I doubt many of them were working in their rose gardens nude. OUCH!
    "Gunga galunga...gunga -- gunga galunga." - Carl Spackler

  8. #8
    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
    My Bikes
    '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
    Posts
    6,084
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    is that a zuchinni or are you glad to see me?
    Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

  9. #9
    Gears? CliftonGK1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    My Bikes
    '08 Surly Cross-Check, 2011 Redline Conquest Pro, 2012 Spesh FSR Comp EVO, 2009 Spesh Singlecross
    Posts
    11,338
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That's what the City Council decided this week in tentatively approving an ordinance that makes it "unlawful for any person to expose his or her genitals while in a public place or place visible from a public place."

    So using the urinals in a public bathroom will be tricky business, eh?
    "I feel like my world was classier before I found cyclocross."
    - Mandi M.

  10. #10
    phony collective progress x136's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    San Hoosey
    My Bikes
    http://velospace.org/user/36663
    Posts
    2,958
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    is that a zuchinni or are you glad to see me?

  11. #11
    Argyle Army Foot Soldier cnickgo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Cary/Boone, NC
    My Bikes
    Fort Gestus, 79 Raleigh Super Grand Prix, 81 Raleigh Supercourse, Mosh Lux 2* Gold, IRO Rob Roy on order
    Posts
    180
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    gives a whole to meaning to "feeling a breeze"

  12. #12
    Banned.
    Join Date
    May 2007
    My Bikes
    2009 Surly Steamroller, 19?? Fuji ?, 19?? Univega Viva Sport, Marin/Xtracycle combo
    Posts
    1,186
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i'm moving to portland in april, so i guess i better my naked gardening out of my system now.

  13. #13
    M_S
    M_S is offline
    All Mod Cons M_S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Face down in a snowbank
    My Bikes
    K2 Enemey Cyclocross franken build; Redline D660 29er, Volpe SS Cross
    Posts
    3,694
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The mayor of Happy Valley (a suburb) is a turd.

  14. #14
    That darn Yankee TexasGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    West West Fort Worth
    My Bikes
    Mongoose XR-100, Eros Bianchi
    Posts
    4,286
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    On one hand, I have to ask who the god damn **** gardens in the god damn nude, let alone in Oregon.
    I mean seriously, I have gardened, not even close to as much as my dad but doing any serious gardening in the nude and in the rain, boggles my mind.

    And then on the other hand, obviously you've got nobody who really cares, if the best they could do was "a few people wrote in". Because you know that either nobody really cared, or nobody cared enough to put democracy in action.
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
    "Stop Ruining my joke!", "No, a joke implies humor attached at no additional cost"
    So many sayings, so little sig space.

  15. #15
    M_S
    M_S is offline
    All Mod Cons M_S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Face down in a snowbank
    My Bikes
    K2 Enemey Cyclocross franken build; Redline D660 29er, Volpe SS Cross
    Posts
    3,694
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Um, shocking I know, but it doesn't rain every day of the year, even in Oregon

  16. #16
    phony collective progress x136's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    San Hoosey
    My Bikes
    http://velospace.org/user/36663
    Posts
    2,958
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by TexasGuy View Post
    On one hand, I have to ask who the god damn **** gardens in the god damn nude, let alone in Oregon.
    Sounds like you answered your own question, there.

  17. #17
    That darn Yankee TexasGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    West West Fort Worth
    My Bikes
    Mongoose XR-100, Eros Bianchi
    Posts
    4,286
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    Sounds like you answered your own question, there.
    ?
    what do you mean my message is to short
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
    "Stop Ruining my joke!", "No, a joke implies humor attached at no additional cost"
    So many sayings, so little sig space.

  18. #18
    Sore saddle cyclist Shifty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Eugene, OR
    My Bikes
    Road, touring and mountain
    Posts
    3,760
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Too bad, it's time to plant the spring bulbs
    Those voices in your head aren't real, but they have some great ideas

  19. #19
    That darn Yankee TexasGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    West West Fort Worth
    My Bikes
    Mongoose XR-100, Eros Bianchi
    Posts
    4,286
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Shifty View Post
    Too bad, it's time to plant the spring bulbs
    Man you know what would suck.....
    You know what thats an image i'm just going to banish from my mind.
    Go away!
    Oh now you're going to get it
    *grabs a bread dough roller and beats the thought bubble*
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
    "Stop Ruining my joke!", "No, a joke implies humor attached at no additional cost"
    So many sayings, so little sig space.

  20. #20
    tired donnamb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Portland, OR
    My Bikes
    Breezer Uptown 8, U frame
    Posts
    5,660
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Shifty View Post
    Too bad, it's time to plant the spring bulbs
    You don't live in Happy Valley, so you're set.
    "Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."

  21. #21
    Senior Member dauphin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    California
    Posts
    2,993
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    why do I not care.....

  22. #22
    Sore saddle cyclist Shifty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Eugene, OR
    My Bikes
    Road, touring and mountain
    Posts
    3,760
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It's a PNW thang!
    Those voices in your head aren't real, but they have some great ideas

  23. #23
    tired donnamb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Portland, OR
    My Bikes
    Breezer Uptown 8, U frame
    Posts
    5,660
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hey, it's the Country Fair Loincloth Guy!
    "Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."

  24. #24
    Tail End Charlie Ritehsedad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Maine, The Way Life Should Be
    My Bikes
    Fuji Nevada MTB, Giant OCR1
    Posts
    545
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Its probably just as well. Those hedge trimmers can be dangerous...
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

  25. #25
    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
    My Bikes
    '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
    Posts
    6,084
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Ritehsedad View Post
    Its probably just as well. Those hedge trimmers can be dangerous...
    well you would have to have a hedge hog to be in any danger. All I got is a bush baby.
    Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •