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Do you plan on voting in today’s election?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on April 7, 2009

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Photo of Liz Cloutman

“Yes. It’s my duty because the decisions they make I’m going to be stuck with.”

Photo of Jamie Peterson

“Yes I do. I feel it’s very important that everybody gets out and votes.”

Photo of Joe Sweet

“Possibly. I’m going to look into the issues and find out who’s running for the various offices. … I don’t want to vote uninformed.”

Photo of Angie Higgs

“Yes, because it’s an important election. It’s our school board and our city election.”

Comments

igby 5 years ago

I think Donuts=Fudgepop!

or their brothers! Lol.

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faceit 5 years ago

donnuts, You need professional help. I hope you get it.

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RoeDapple 5 years ago

I have voted in every local and national election since 1970. Don't really care if it is too much for others to handle. Sometimes my picks win, sometimes not. Never been a painful process.

However the car chase thread has me exhausted, haven't laughed this much in months....................

Popsicle sounds good, got an extra?

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Multidisciplinary 5 years ago

Golly Gracious Good Neighbor Hermicleo,

Some of us are able to vote, and actually still continue the normal activities of our day. I'm so sorry that the simple task of voting demands such a great commitment of your mental processing, especially when it causes you to lose your sense of humor. And please, be careful not to sit on that popsicle will you? On the other hand, doing that might provide a chilling effect. Good point. Not a bad idea for you actually.

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HermioneElliott 5 years ago

So, if there is anyone who could care less about voting, or who is running for public office, or why, or what they stand for, they are not writing on this thread. I love the way people can make a joke out of anything. I voted. I was in the only one, besides the workers. at Lutheran Church when I walked in. Took about one minute to vote. Not terribly complex or time consuming. I'm mad now. I am going to go eat another popsicle.

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Donnuts 5 years ago

Gee, sorry... I guess I saw something this morning that made me mad and I had to not remind myself of all the horrible stuff I grew to this age having experienced in the school district.

No being run over by a confederate motor boat. You have a population among you that is staunch on being recognized for their part in history even if they have to pick on little kids like I was in your town to do it. Snorting coke is something else their parents did and mine did not so they wondered why my parents did not want me playing with them and they explained it based on their own drugged up ideas and bought a principal to tell it their way. I make sense if you know the situation.

But seeing as how these people came to me to do what they did they will have to go elsewhere to be "recognized" as anything because I don't want them anywhere near me.

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prospector 5 years ago

"9 people" Staff included or vehicles in the lot count?

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 5 years ago

Dang, Low turnout. 19 voters at my precinct, 9 people at the titty bar.

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autie 5 years ago

Donnuts (Anonymous) says…

…by the way. I am trying to write a book if I don't manage to be run over by another car. While not being bussed to school. So my dad bought a race boat with a confederate flag on it and doesn't snort coke.

Was there a thought or concept conveyed by any of that? Or do I need to be run over by a confederate race boat and taken to school in it to snort coke to understand all that.

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blue73harley 5 years ago

The only thing more fun than voting is signing recall petitions.

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Multidisciplinary 5 years ago

thin pancakes?!? Is that why R_I doesn 't like me? I thought it was my exuberant personality and my snarky lolcat offerings. OK, that's fine, at least autie likes me. ;)

Hey I don't know if there's anything school oriented on the Lawrence ballot today, but Hermi's BFF sank says:

'I know the area where the chase started i grew up in the area ”

So for the kids sake, let's vote literacy back into our schools This has been an unpaid political announcement.

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Donnuts 5 years ago

I am on a trip from the past. If you don't really understand this I don't do drugs. Some say I should to help, but some Minister from a church who was also working at CSS helped enough. So did several staff at LHS when I went as a student and later worked there. They sure helped themselves to partake of my life.

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RoeDapple 5 years ago

Don't normally partake, but whatever Donnuts is on today he really should share................

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Donnuts 5 years ago

...by the way. I am trying to write a book if I don't manage to be run over by another car. While not being bussed to school. So my dad bought a race boat with a confederate flag on it and doesn't snort coke.

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Donnuts 5 years ago

Here let me begin... I want my kids bussed to school... or maybe just me. I would like a high school counselor that listens to me and not her kids about my problems or one that does not make them worse by adding to it by talking to her colleagues about what they decided I am about based on her kids collecting information on me. I want to go to a school or is that work for a school where a principal is not going to be involved in saying I am stalking students as an employee or a student and I want to be protected from the wandering hands and minds of some of the other staff as well. Not too much to ask. As well I don't necessarily want to be in classes with a secretary of someone in the school so that her kid can talk about me to her, her church and his peers as well as her go to her fellow employees about some stupid fantasy they have about the Civil War and his genitals.

How do you vote for all that?

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autie 5 years ago

now, now. back off the thin pancake eaters, bon ami.

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consumer1 5 years ago

Just begin, I have lived here for thirty plus years, and have voted for the same. Now I am just tired of fighting, I don't want the hard headed right nor the dream land left. I just want someone I can talk to, I want you just the way you areeeeeeeeee, Hmm hmm hmm hm ohhhhhh. So, don't go changin to try and please me, I never want to work that hard, etc etc etc.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 5 years ago

T_O_B, Is that the new brand or just new vernacular? US made? Because most papers are French, and you know how I feel about those eaters of really thin pancakes.

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Donnuts 5 years ago

I just wanted you to know what it was like to be one of me in 500 B.C. Yabba Dabba Doo

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The_Original_Bob 5 years ago

"And green smok'n?" RI

But, of course. I've got a stack of carbon credits that burns at just the right temperature for the pork loin.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 5 years ago

T_O_B, Green grill'n... And green smok'n?

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Multidisciplinary 5 years ago

That, and the green grilling. I saw that when I looked at the links to the sheriff's report.Reminded me of the night I was dropping off a friend, and this woman drove up to a house. She knocked at the door, but got no answer, so she got in her car, and rammed it a few times into the garage door. The man came out, they argued, she left, he was trying to fix the door so it would open. Wow.

I also saw they locked up Robert Gilmore for camping again. Glad he was in some place warm last night.

Autie, Daniel Day-Lewis. He can be the Wichita KBI agent/younger brother of a DEA agent who was shot way back in the mid 80's by someone they believe to be the said perp. The older agent, is now nearly wheelchair bound due to his injuries, ruining his career. To be played by Sam Elliott. They've spent all their time ever since, trying to pin the shooting on this man.

(curses on you TOB!) ;)

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nobody1793 5 years ago

I'll probably end up voting for two people whose votes will cancel each other out, and for a cat, resulting in gridlock and hissing.

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The_Original_Bob 5 years ago

"Two hour to vote during work rule."

That's why I asked. I'm on it. Leave work early, hit the school to vote, it is nice out, and do some green grill'n.

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prospector 5 years ago

TOB etal, if you tire of car chases and making movies, we got our own Lizzie Borden right here in Rivercity!

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 5 years ago

T_O_B, Now that you know we have an election today, you have until 7pm to research, arrive at your decision, and vote.

However, may I suggest using the two hour to vote during work rule. If you make quick rash snap voting decisions, you can have a full hour at the Paradise Saloon to reflect on your choices in a pleasant charming atmosphere before having to go back to work.

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jafs 5 years ago

It seems to me that if you don't make the minimal effort to vote that you lose some reasonable right to complain about city politics.

Voting is hardly every completely satisfying, as it generally involves voting for the relatively better candidates.

Do it anyway - our system can't possibly work the way it's supposed to unless a large majority of the population votes.

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prospector 5 years ago

Vote. I'd rather go to the dentist!

Oh, I have an pick and spit (Anybody remember before they had suction?)appointment today so sure, what is a little more pain.

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SettingTheRecordStraight 5 years ago

Look at who ocean is voting for, and then vote the exact opposite.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 5 years ago

Yeppers. Unless you are going to home school the boy, it's never to early to begin shaping his education.

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autie 5 years ago

TOB, I was holding out to see if any komrades showed any interest. But alas, they are saving it up. I hope they don't think of writing me in as I have plenty to do without that grief. I got a new gig now that pays about as well.

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Ronda Miller 5 years ago

ret, that would be a typo not a type in...unless it is a type A that you wrote in..... now I am beginning to sound like donnuts....

consumer1....with that kind of an attitude it is obviously time you became a public servant to help save that world...no sarcasm here....just the facts.

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The_Original_Bob 5 years ago

R_I -

Stupid question, but I'm new to the neighborhood, do we have an election today? I've heard about Wyco, Doug, and KCMO.

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The_Original_Bob 5 years ago

R-I -

I haven't voted in Lawrence in about 15 or 16 years. Not sure how their ballot is set up. I don't know if it is on paper or wasted through electronic voting.

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ocean 5 years ago

YES

for Cromwell, Constance, & Klingenberg!

and for

Pomes, Hartley, & Sanburn!

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 5 years ago

T_O_B, Are they still considered a write-in if you have to type them in?
Should they not be considered a "type-in"?

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The_Original_Bob 5 years ago

Insectoid Sunglasses have returned! Hot damn. Springtime has arrived.

Is Donnuts in the final couple hours of an acid vacation?

"Since none of the city commission candidates are qualified, looks like a write in day." Autie

Do you have any write-in support?

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consumer1 5 years ago

No, It is a choice just like every other voting choice. The lesser of two evils. Not going to waste my time. There is no equality in Lawrence. The sqeaky wheel left controls everything. The weak and pathetic republican party of this town is useless. Why waste time.

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BABBOY 5 years ago

I was dissatisfied for 2,922 days half of which was based upon a Supreme Court decision.

Yes of course. I always vote, I sometimes lobby, and I give liberals the maximum allowed amounts to run against the bad policy of the conservative right.

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BABBOY 5 years ago

I was dissatisfied for 2,922 days half of which was based upon a Supreme Court decision.

Yes of course. I always vote, I sometimes lobby, and I give liberals the maximum allowed amounts to run against bad policy of the conservative right.

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couranna1 5 years ago

I will vote for school board but commission who cares. Do note Vote for Mike Riley He has no position and will be bad for your kids

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 5 years ago

Yes, I am. 78 days so far, and I am less than satisfied.

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autie 5 years ago

uh huh. OK. so did ya go vote?

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Donnuts 5 years ago

... so we lay lazy, lounging and languid on the summer day at the beach. The sun high up in the sky and a beer on the coaster on my chair. The waves crash in and me with my millions in a bank down the street. His decaying body at the bottom of the river decaying and anchored; just like a ship.

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autie 5 years ago

Yes. Of course. We have school board and community college trustees, as well as city commissioners up today. Since none of the city commission candidates are qualified, looks like a write in day.

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Donnuts 5 years ago

... so the kids were watching "A Tigger Movie" and I chose to make my move. I darted behind the pillars of the building. I would certainly have enough time. Patty at the office knew somebody that would let us use a van for disposal. I had read in "Catcher in the Rye" how this whole group of kids in the boarding school made this kids so mad that he appeared to jump out a two story window, but in fact they pushed him. I am sure this could look as much like an accident if we tried. I think we have enough people involved now anyway.

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Donnuts 5 years ago

That's good...after circulating unsubstantiated rumors I deftly arrived at the conclusion I could have him murdered without anyone caring. The girth of time difference at which the tide changed would enable me to make the body disappear as well. That is for a week or so anyway. By then the fish would probably have their way with him. Nobody in the school really liked him. I am not sure what the people around him were actually there for. A matter of assertive convenience as part of a spectacle to impress their friends, I suppose.

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RoeDapple 5 years ago

No hurry Joe, you've got all day.....................

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Donnuts 5 years ago

Hmmm...Beeker of the muppets, A fender Stratocaster, some miscellaneous drawings, an airbrush with an air compressor that does not work, a couple of books and a recipe for cookies... Oh I thought I would filibuster.

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