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The Congressman who went off the grid

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. Politico had an interesting story on former Maryland Rep. Roscoe Bartlett.
    He and his wife live off the grid on in W.Va.
    Judging by the photos in the article the guy's pretty good with his hands. Oh, he's 87.


  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Sounds a bit kookie, but also brilliant.

    Hard to believe he's 87.
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Really interesting story. Liked this quote:
    “You know,” he said after a pause, “the news now is like a soap opera. If you miss it for a week, you haven’t missed much.”
  4. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Libertarian bootstrapper porn.
  5. ucacm

    ucacm Active Member

    My mom has a friend that is a bit of a survivalist. She always asks, "don't you think people will realize you're still the same size while everyone else is getting skinnier?"

    That's the part I don't get. In a true doomsday scenario, where a vast majority of people are unprepared, won't the masses band together to take what the preppers have? That question is especially pertinent to a guy that claims he does not own any guns.
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Now I know who inspired this book:

  7. WCIBN

    WCIBN Active Member

    When I saw the thread title I thought it might be about Mark Sanford. I wondered if the ex-governor now South Carolina congressman went off chasing after another woman in another country. Again.
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Bartlett can't live far off the Appalachian Trail, so Sanford could pop in at any time.
  9. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    The prepper idiots will be just as fucked as the rest of us, or worse, on 'the day after.'

    Because not only will the screaming hordes want to steal their stuff just to get the stuff, the screaming hordes will remember who were the greedy 'i got mine, fuck you jack' bastards in the pre-apocalyptic world.
  10. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    You'd need a space like Christopher Walken had in Blast from the Past. Completely underground and self-sustaining.
  11. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    It's a cheap shot but if the current Congress lived off the grid in West Virginia, would they have passed fewer laws this year?
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