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Pearl

Tonasket, WA

#1 Jun 19, 2008
I just read another of his articles - Understanding that he is very very bothered by our children having fun - He has no right to judge the childrens Parents -
And Mr McAuly I believe that your trouble started when you started harrassing our kids.

Ease up will ya
Bruce McAuley

Omak, WA

#2 Jun 23, 2008
Hi Pearl! In my Letter To The Editor to the Omak Chronicle and the Republic News Miner I take the parents to task, not the kids. The kids are only the result, not the real problem which is uninvolved parents. Ms Gray actually tried to get a protection order to stop me "harassing" her kid, but the judge threw it out. What I am doing is a "Constitutionally Protected Activity" as the legal eagles like to say. Is your kid one of the ones riding around unsupervised? Do you know where your kid is when he's out riding, and what he's doing?
3 out of 4 parents today are not "Hands On" parents. Not only that but they get snippy when you start questioning their parenting skills. I at least make it a point to talk to the parents directly at first, and 3 out of 4 of them tell me to shut up and go away.
Start parenting, will ya? Or move your kid onto an electric bicycle, that'll work too.
;-)
Bruce
Pearl

Tonasket, WA

#3 Jun 23, 2008
Hold On there -
I don't really care if you follow the legal "guidelines" - Your a rude man - I say this using my wonderful Freedom of Speech. You spend so much time "harrassing" kids and Parents that you are missing out time with your wife - hmm - lovely husbanding - maybe you should take a look at that.

And even if my kid was one riding i wouldn't tell you - you don't know who i am - you don't even know if i am a parent for sur e-

don't assume that these parents don't know where their child is - don't you dare assume that i don't know where my kid is -
Bruce McAuley wrote:
Hi Pearl! In my Letter To The Editor to the Omak Chronicle and the Republic News Miner I take the parents to task, not the kids. The kids are only the result, not the real problem which is uninvolved parents. Ms Gray actually tried to get a protection order to stop me "harassing" her kid, but the judge threw it out. What I am doing is a "Constitutionally Protected Activity" as the legal eagles like to say. Is your kid one of the ones riding around unsupervised? Do you know where your kid is when he's out riding, and what he's doing?
3 out of 4 parents today are not "Hands On" parents. Not only that but they get snippy when you start questioning their parenting skills. I at least make it a point to talk to the parents directly at first, and 3 out of 4 of them tell me to shut up and go away.
Start parenting, will ya? Or move your kid onto an electric bicycle, that'll work too.
;-)
Bruce
Pearl

Tonasket, WA

#4 Jun 23, 2008
one more think do you have kids
Bruce McAuley

Omak, WA

#5 Jun 23, 2008
LOL Pearl!!!
I'm talking about the mother of the 9 year old kid who lets him ride unescorted in the city limits. What kind of mother is that?
No, I'm not rude. I talk with a level voice and don't yell to anyone I talk to, and I'm respectful toward women as I'm being respectful to you now.
Certainly, my troubles started when I ran afoul of the Michel family, who've thrown deer guts, fish bodies and eggs on my house for standing up to the kids and their parents. Not to mention the chunk of asphalt that came through my window and injured my wife. I got nothing but curses from Dave and his darling kid Troy that attacked the school later with the loader. Nice folks, eh?

"Stupid is as stupid does"-Forrest Gump

Do you think I'd care to discuss my husbanding with you, an anonymous person? You refuse to identify yourself, while I stand up for MY name in public. My husbanding skills are superlative, BTW.
You don't like me?
Join the club.
Tell your kids to stay away from our place on their dirt bikes, please, they might learn some respect for the law and their neighbors. If you don't teach it at home they have to find out the hard way, ask the Davis and Michel and Brown and Gohl families. None of them has escaped the law.
All I've ever asked for is bike riders who are QUIET and SAFE and stay out of town. You got a problem with that? Or do you ride a yellow 4 wheeler with no helmet?
big dave

United States

#6 Jun 23, 2008
Bruce's husbandry skills are just wonderful, leave us alone

Big Dave
Pearl

Tonasket, WA

#7 Jun 25, 2008
I won't tell you who I am as I am sure that I speak for many parents in this town and others that are tired of hearing from you. We do not to wish our names slanders for your personal mission. So deal with it

You speak rudely of my family - and trust me that won't help you find my identity - do you have photos of the incidents in question - was an officer standing there to wittness it - if not no such luck for you....

big dave? hello
Bruce McAuley

Omak, WA

#8 Jun 25, 2008
I speak for many people too afraid to speak for themselves for fear of retaliation because they are old, single, disabled(50% 0f Ferry County is disabled) or just plain fearful of the bullies on dirt bikes as well as the rude and crude drinkers.
Have we thrown any eggs on the property of your relatives?
Have we thrown deer guts or fish bodies on the property of any of your relatives?
Have we broken windows and hit any of your grandmas in the leg with a large piece of asphalt?(I do have pictures of the leg and the rock).
Have I ever cussed one of your relatives in public or private?
Have we ever called any of your relatives at night and threatened to kill them?
No.
"Stupid is as stupid does"-Forrest Gump
What was all that talk of yours about rudeness again?
Grow up, this is the 21st century, not the 19th century.

Bruce
Pearl

Tonasket, WA

#9 Jun 25, 2008
Stupid is as stupid does -

I asked you if you have pictures of the actual events not of a leg and a rock ...
Bruce McAuley

Omak, WA

#10 Jun 26, 2008
No, I thought you were talking about rudeness to start with. Your family are the rude ones, evidently. Do you deny any of the charges I've made?
I'll let you know Tuesday whose pictures I have, too bad this forum doesn't allow images, maybe I've even got your kids' picture, you think? Have you been talking to your elected officials? I have, from the City to the County to the state level. Do you know Joel Kretz, our representative? I do, we used to be his neighbor for years. He says illegal bike riding has to stop, as does Alex Wirt, our city councilman in charge of the police.
But it doesn't matter in Republic if you have the right name, I guess. If I DO have the pictures you wouldn't bother to look at them anyway, so why do you bother to ask? Afraid we'll find your kid in them?
Gimme a break, lady.
Tell your kids to stay away if you don't want their picture plastered around town.
As I said before, all I'm asking is for them to be QUIET and SAFE and stay out of town.
Why do you have a problem with this? Is your name Michel?
Get a life and save your kid's life with a little parenting please.
richards

Wenatchee, WA

#11 Jun 26, 2008
truth hurts does it not/way to go bruce keep up the good work
Pearl

Tonasket, WA

#12 Jun 26, 2008
No if you had pictures I'd look at them - as I said - if you have them prove it if you don't them by all means be quiet - if you can't prove it nothing will happen.

As for my parenting I have been a parent for over twenty years and unfortunately my kids don't have motorcycles if they did i'd let them ride.

There is nothing to do in this town for over forty years there has been nothing for kid to do - and everyone talks about the trouble that kids get into - give them different opportunites and they will have other things to do --- instead of trying to keep them all off of their motorcycles why don't you use some of your energy to fight for something for these kids to do ..

I think your rude becuase you group all of these kids together and then have the nerve to accuse all parents of not parenting their kids - and you have harrassed kids that don't have motorcycles and have never been near you place .
Bud

Richland, WA

#13 Jun 26, 2008
Bruce is right.
If there's been nothing to do for 40 years in Republic it's because the parents have not been keeping their kids busy and working instead of wasting time screwing around on loud motorcycles.
I thought the track out of town was for that? Why isn't it used?
richards

Wenatchee, WA

#14 Jun 27, 2008
Pearl wrote:
I won't tell you who I am as I am sure that I speak for many parents in this town and others that are tired of hearing from you. We do not to wish our names slanders for your personal mission. So deal with it
You speak rudely of my family - and trust me that won't help you find my identity - do you have photos of the incidents in question - was an officer standing there to wittness it - if not no such luck for you....
big dave? hello
if the shoe fits wear it
Dan

Tonasket, WA

#15 Jul 2, 2008
I don't live in town so I don't know who either of you are. But to see my son and his buddies load up back packs and sleeping bags and take their dirt bikes up into the National Forest. They stay on the roads and have spark arresters and TAGS (issued by the state). They have a great time and stay out of trouble, unlike some of the kids that hang around town or go steal golf carts and beer. My son is a championship winning Motocross racer and is very respectfull around people and their property. Just because they ride dirt bikes,they don't need to be lumped together.
Bruce McAuley

Omak, WA

#16 Jul 3, 2008
Hi Dan! I agree with you, and have no problem with the legal, safe, and quiet local riders who stay out of town. More power to you and your son for riding responsibly. We used to live out of town and rode motorcycles too. Living in town makes a big difference, though, as we found when we moved here 6 years ago from out in the county. Since it's the most densely populated area of Ferry County which is the least densely populated county of the state we tend to have more problems with drunks, domestic violence, and kids not properly supervised by parents than any other areas of the county. It really does take a village to watch out for the upbringing of our kids, the most valuable resource we have. If the parents don't set limits the others in the village will, and maybe those others are the cops or others who believe in safe and quiet towns for all. Thanks for chiming in!
Pearl

Tonasket, WA

#17 Jul 12, 2008
There is nothing for kids to do here. That means that there is nothing for them to do. Kids around here do work. In this little commuity everyone has trouble finding work.
There is nothing to do here means there are no places with games or music or anything - if kids aren't in sports or 4 H there really isn't alot left. I've lived here for a very long time - its always been this way - and for gosh sakes stop blaming all parents
Bruce McAuley

Omak, WA

#18 Jul 15, 2008
Look, I agree there has been nothing to do here for kids, especially in the summer. That does NOT give them the right to drive noisy motorcycles in town. There's still a kid or two who ignores the rules of respect for others and buzzes my house with their stock bikes, but you know what works?
Getting in their faces and keeping the pressure on the kid to act respectfully toward others, it's a good skill to have in life too.
Are you in town? Go talk to Teena McDonald the superintendent and see what kind of summer programs the school can offer. They already are considering full time school at their planning sessions for the future. Go talk to Dave Heinen at the CYM place there in town, or Richard Eich, they're both school board members and are concerned about kids(boys mainly) who have nothing else to occupy their time. The facilities are there for concerned parents to use, they just have to get off their duffs and start giving and receiving responsibility from their kids. It's taken me 6 years of constant keeping on the butts of both the young boys on loud bikes and their parents for some success to be achieved, and it's much better than it was because they've learned I'm not backing down. The best defense is a strong offense, and I've talked personally both to the kids and their parents rather than just let it slide like some older folks have. I've earned the right to peace and quiet in town, that's what the city is here for: To provide those services to all the residents. Put your kids in front of the computer and have them learn about the world digitally. I'd be glad to teach anyone who asks how to make money on eBay, send them over here. It takes information, time, and inclination in order to be a success at anything, and riding noisy dirt bikes wastes everyone's time.
If you live out of town, it's harder to access the internet, but seems like kids aren't as apt to pack up like they do here in town anyway. A good parent always knows what their kids are doing and makes plans for keeping them busy and away from boy packs where they tend to get in trouble, witness the boys who stole the golf cart and coolers out by Blacks beach.
MAKE something for them to do. Get involved with the school and CYM, not that I'm advocating religion as an alternative but it might work for some boys in town.
Good luck!
Larry

Virginia Beach, VA

#19 Jul 16, 2008
amazing,
please allow me to interrupt your victim status for just a minute.

you live in one of the least populated counties in the entire country and you bitch about nothing to do..how about the alternative? turn them loose on the mean streets of Seattle for an education in dieing, drugs and respect...here is a thought how about taking advantage of your surroundings..hunting, fishing, hiking, backpacking, camping, rock hounding...anyone own horses?..pack trips,...but nope!...instead, your idea of entertainment is firmly aligned with sitting in front of a tv, computer screen or video console...you bitch about nothing to do..you have the entertainment staring you right smack in the face!...millions venture out of the city once or twice a year to your neck of the woods to experience what you are living every single day..it doesnt take money to make a lunch and set out for a day of fishing, hiking or backpacking for a weekend...

every one of your little darlings should be experts in fishing, hunting or backpacking, hiking or any other outdoor activity...

Bruce is spot on...you will reap what you sow..if your kids are rotten little bastards you have only your idle self to thank...chances are if the majority of the community thinks your kids are rotten...well,..do you really need that bolt of lightening to come hit you in the ass in order to get it?

stop blaming your kids behavior on your surroundings..perhaps they are just putting to task everything you taught them...put down the beer can, the cigarettes, turn off the tv, computer, Xbox and go for a walk with your kids!
Larry

Virginia Beach, VA

#20 Jul 16, 2008
irritating the community by riding motorcycles in a harassing manner is grounds for action....can you say the word IMPOUND?...
now, get off your bumpers and go for a hike!

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