Ranked Choice Primary Election Venn Diagrams 2012
by NineInchNachos on 7/24/2012 @ 3:11am
|Mail in your ballots by August 7th !
by cisserosmiley on 7/24/2012 @ 5:50am
|The devil horns seem to give Fey and Connelly a more friendly human feel about them.|
by NineInchNachos on 7/24/2012 @ 8:56am
|PIERCE COUNTY OFFICIAL LOCAL VOTERS' PAMPHLET PRIMARY ELECTION - AUG 7, 2012 HIGHLIGHTS (follow along at home here)|
by NineInchNachos on 7/24/2012 @ 9:13am
by NineInchNachos on 7/24/2012 @ 9:39am
|good stuff from Peter. That mailer about Cheney Stadium was kind of a head-scratcher. |
why take credit for removing the covered seating ?
by cisserosmiley on 7/24/2012 @ 11:02am
|Jack on Pot ???
has anyone heard if Jack supports citizens on MJ reform?
by NineInchNachos on 7/24/2012 @ 12:24pm
by jenyum on 7/27/2012 @ 9:49pm
|Re: Jack Connelly|
AbortionPlease indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning abortion.a) Abortions should always be legally available.b) Abortions should be legally available when the procedure is completed within the first trimester of pregnancy.c) Abortions should be legal only when the pregnancy resulted from incest, rape, or when the life of the woman is endangered.Xd) Abortions should be legal only when the life of the woman is endangered.e) Abortions should always be illegal.Xf) Abortions should be limited by waiting periods and parental notification requirements.g) Should Washington government funding be provided to clinics and medical facilities that provide abortion services?
by jenyum on 7/27/2012 @ 9:53pm
|And on same sex marriages:|
d) Do you believe that the Washington government should recognize same-sex marriages? Answer - No
by NineInchNachos on 7/31/2012 @ 10:46am
by NineInchNachos on 7/31/2012 @ 11:16am
|Dick Dorsett13 hours ago near Tacoma · PIERCE COUNTY OFFICIAL LOCAL VOTERS' PAMPHLET|
I’ve marked my primary ballot. But this year was tougher than ever
because I spent time reading the candidates’ statements. Some candidates
seem perplexed by written English. That’s not a disqualification for
office, only for teaching the language.
The writing prize goes
to Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson and her staff, who understand
that clean and lean English communicates best. Julie wants us to vote
and she will make it easy. No excuses.
The outliers provide
the expected humor. Mike the Mover and Will Baker put down real money to
appear in this pamphlet. I would like to meet The Mover some day to ask
why he doesn’t offer a few words about himself in the space provided.
After all, he is permitted as many words as the other candidates. And
those words, because they are limited, are precious. What is gained by
saying things like “I love Washington,” “I’m a husband,” or using eleven
zeros to say $15.7 trillion?
experience, and community service (if it’s real) are all things to
include. But it was in the statements that I hoped for something fresh
or creative. I’m still searching.
For fun, cut out candidate
photos and place them in the spots of others. Their statements are
interchangeable: “Please vote for me.” Most provide resumes I would
never want for myself, including degrees from colleges I’ve never heard
of. For the sake of argument, let’s pretend all the claimed accolades
are genuine. One judicial candidate wants to remind you that he was
ranked 3rd in his class of 218 students – 29 years ago. Let it go.
Candidates from both parties adopt third-person writing or ignore
paragraph breaks. And candidates who cite RCWs and WACs.... Well,
they’re not getting my vote.
Here’s one candidate we can
“trust,” another who “served faithfully,” one who “inspires,” one with
“a plan,” and yet another who will forgo his salary. They go on. What’s a
“true Washingtonian,” for Pete’s sake? And when did we last see a
candidate use his space to endorse a candidate in another race?
Democracy is for amateurs, and we should all play. Don’t be frightened
when you read the Voters’ Pamphlet. Instead, let the scary ones inspire
you to file the next time around. Pick a position, put your money down,
and work your tail off. Then please write a statement that will
entertain or at least interest the reader. You have it in you.
by jenyum on 7/31/2012 @ 5:14pm
|They've shrunk down the size of the candidate's statements to so small you can barely fit anything other than "I'm not an axe murderer" and "please vote for me." What's sad is that so many people still use the voter pamphlet as their sole source of information.|
by low bar on 7/31/2012 @ 5:35pm
|Nice diagram of all the people in high school you never wanted to be friends with..
by NineInchNachos on 7/31/2012 @ 6:32pm
|I ran into Laurie Jinkins at the barbershop buying Max a haircut. |
Super nice and big fan of our weekly chalk art.
by NineInchNachos on 8/6/2012 @ 8:17am
|The New Takhoman endorsements !
by cisserosmiley on 8/6/2012 @ 11:08pm