June 2010 Polls

Is the fireworks season the correct length?

No, it ought to be just one day. (33.46% - 89 votes)

No, it ought to be June 15 to July 15. (14.29% - 38 votes)

No, let's ban the lighting of fireworks in Clark County. (21.80% - 58 votes)

Yes, it is the right length. (30.45% - 81 votes)

Total Votes: 266

Voting open Tue, Jun 29, 2010 3:05 p.m. - Wed, Jul 7, 2010 6 a.m.

Now that the two state party conventions -- held in Vancouver -- are over, I'm thinking:

The Republicans won by convincing voters the Democrats are spending us into ruination. (22.98% - 250 votes)

The Democrats won by convincing voters the Republicans simply aren't willing to protect the middle class. (13.51% - 147 votes)

Vancouver won because we had them spend a little money in our great city... plus they're gone! (63.51% - 691 votes)

Total Votes: 1,088

Voting open Mon, Jun 28, 2010 9:57 a.m. - Mon, Jul 5, 2010 10:43 a.m.

The EPA has given its blessing to building sports fields over some polluted groundwater in Hazel Dell. That must mean:

The site would be safe for the children and their parents. (19.33% - 23 votes)

When players mysteriously get sick after 10 years, the government will be on the hook for damages. (22.69% - 27 votes)

Ten years of litigation and appeals are coming before anything will be decided. (57.98% - 69 votes)

Total Votes: 119

Voting open Tue, Jun 22, 2010 9:23 a.m. - Thu, Jul 22, 2010 9:23 a.m.

The World Cup has garnered gobs of media attention for lousy refereeing, noise-making vuvuzelas, and a mutiny by the French team against its coach. I'm thinking:

It's all part of the pageantry that makes the World Cup the greatest of all sporting events. (26.54% - 43 votes)

As soon as the United States wins a couple games, Americans will embrace soccer fever. (28.40% - 46 votes)

Soccer? Is this soccer we're talking about? What's a World Cup? (45.06% - 73 votes)

Total Votes: 162

Voting open Tue, Jun 22, 2010 8:29 a.m. - Mon, Jul 12, 2010 3:52 p.m.

Word is that someone will shell out $2.6 million (for charity) to have lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett. OK, out of our price range. But who might you be likely to give $260 for a lunch date and why?

President Barack Obama. (24.04% - 406 votes)

Sarah Palin. (25.28% - 427 votes)

No one. My budget tops out at $2.60 for lunch! (50.68% - 856 votes)

Total Votes: 1,689

Voting open Thu, Jun 17, 2010 6 a.m. - Mon, Jun 28, 2010 9:58 a.m.

Vancouver soon will have a new city hall. What should we do with the old one?

Have a movie stunt crew blow it up for the sequel to "The A-Team." We get downtown redevelopment and Liam Neeson. (28.43% - 29 votes)

Keep it for government offices. You know some bureaucracy will need more space. (30.39% - 31 votes)

Convert it into the world's ugliest brew pub. (41.18% - 42 votes)

Total Votes: 102

Voting open Tue, Jun 15, 2010 8:27 a.m. - Tue, Jun 22, 2010 9:24 a.m.

Fair to say that Vancouver is not the most bicycle friendly city in the country. With that in mind I'm thinking:

Tax combustible engines more and dedicate the tax to improve bicycle paths. (12.65% - 205 votes)

Tax the bikers themselves. They use it, they should pay for it. (79.01% - 1,280 votes)

Get rid of combustible engines, bicycles and walking shoes. Everyone on the light rail band wagon! (8.33% - 135 votes)

Total Votes: 1,620

Voting open Tue, Jun 8, 2010 4:25 p.m. - Thu, Jun 17, 2010 6 a.m.

Major League baseball said they won't reverse an admittedly bad call by an umpire that cost a pitcher a perfect game. I'm thinking:

This is a good decision because once baseball begins reversing bad umpire calls, we'll have to rewrite most of the records in the history books. (34.81% - 251 votes)

This is a bad decision because there have only been 20 perfect games thrown in the history of baseball and this pitcher now won't be one of them. (41.33% - 298 votes)

Who cares, this guy probably makes a couple of million a year for playing a game. Buy a fancy sports car and shake it off! (23.86% - 172 votes)

Total Votes: 721

Voting open Fri, Jun 4, 2010 1:47 p.m. - Tue, Jun 8, 2010 4:25 p.m.

Should the City of Vancouver have a full-time mayor?

Yes, as the city becomes bigger and more complex, the need for a full-time mayor becomes more important. (41.50% - 298 votes)

No. The way I figure it, the less time a politician has to meddle in my affairs the better off we'll all be. (38.72% - 278 votes)

I say we merge the city and county governments, call the leader a "commismayor" and save oodles of money. (19.78% - 142 votes)

Total Votes: 718

Voting open Tue, Jun 1, 2010 1:31 p.m. - Fri, Jun 4, 2010 1:46 p.m.