Our Daily Sykes #214 – Big Bottom

There is a Big Bottom in Washington State and it is south of Mt. Rainier, but if you follow the Google Earth signs to it nothing like this is revealed. Perhaps some reader knows better, knows how to fine and, as the sign promises, enter Big Bottom.

3 thoughts on “Our Daily Sykes #214 – Big Bottom”

  1. According to this history, Big Bottom was a region that had Randle and Lewis (now Packwood) as its main towns—Lewis being located at the “far end” of the Bottom. State Road 5 (now US 12) was apparently the only road through the Bottom, so I imagine this sign might’ve been along that road. Unfortunately I’m not at all familiar with the region, so I have no idea where exactly that sign might’ve been, much less if it’s still there.

  2. Andreas
    Thanks for the sign, although the extension with “country” into what one is entering on their way to Randle is not so randy. Now our attention descends to the smaller sign punched into the grass. What an expression of liberal hope in the shadows of America. The message, “Strong Schools Build Community,” may be thought by the typical pick-up truck driver profile as a liberal plot to convert freedom loving country folk into big vocabulary city sissy’s. Here’s a test for all of us who were taught in a tax-supported school. Who wrote “The blind lead the blind. It’s the democratic way.” The answer, Henry Miller in The Air-conditioned Nightmare, 1945. (I read it first in 1959.) And what mathematician-ethicist wrote in 1951, “Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to become honest than a clever man and our politicians take advantage of this by pretending to be even more stupid than nature made them.”? There are many other doubter’s quotations packed behind that little sign, Andres. Here’s another timely one. “Democrats are the party of government activism, the party that says government can make you richer, smarter, taller and get the chickweed out of your lawn. Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work, and then they get elected and prove it.” Stop me – please.

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