May 2012 Polls

Many parts of the country have been suffering with extremely hot weather before summer even begins. I'm thinking:

Bring the heat this way. I'm tired of 60 degrees. (32.92% - 293 votes)

Let the Midwest and Southeast have the hot weather. I'll take 60 and rain any day. (22.92% - 204 votes)

What's the rush? We'll get the perfect summer soon enough. (44.16% - 393 votes)

Total Votes: 890

Voting open Tue, May 29, 2012 10:50 a.m. - Tue, Jun 19, 2012 6 a.m.

Do you display the flag on holidays?

Yes. I always fly the flag on holidays when I am at home. (51.34% - 96 votes)

Sometimes. I like to fly the flag, but don't always remember to put it out. (17.11% - 32 votes)

No. In fact, I don't own a flag. (31.55% - 59 votes)

Total Votes: 187

Voting open Mon, May 28, 2012 6 a.m. - Mon, Jun 25, 2012 2:45 p.m.

What’s the most effective way to lose weight and keep it off?

Make diet and exercise changes. (87.39% - 97 votes)

Weight-loss surgery. (0.90% - 1 vote)

Join a program like Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig. (0.90% - 1 vote)

Stop eating/drinking sugar. (10.81% - 12 votes)

Total Votes: 111

Voting open Sat, May 26, 2012 6 a.m. - Tue, Jun 26, 2012 12 p.m.

How often do you have a fun time?

Almost every day (37.75% - 316 votes)

At least once a week (27.12% - 227 votes)

I can't remember the last time I had fun (35.13% - 294 votes)

Total Votes: 837

Voting open Mon, May 21, 2012 9:16 a.m. - Mon, Jun 18, 2012 6 a.m.

Who is responsible for childhood obesity?

The Hamburglar (fast food). (5.11% - 7 votes)

Cap’n Crunch (sugary, processed foods). (9.49% - 13 votes)

SpongeBob SquarePants (TV/lack of exercise). (19.71% - 27 votes)

Marge and Homer Simpson (parents). (65.69% - 90 votes)

Total Votes: 137

Voting open Mon, May 21, 2012 6 a.m. - Tue, Jun 19, 2012 12 p.m.

At a Vancouver convention last week, Gov. Gregoire talked about her religious beliefs. I'm thinking:

Though religion is a sticky subject, sometimes it's good for our political leaders to publicly discuss their faith. (22.86% - 40 votes)

Whatever happened to separation of church and state? Such discussions are out of bounds for a governor. (42.86% - 75 votes)

Why did it take Gregoire eight years, until she is leaving office, to have this talk? (34.29% - 60 votes)

Total Votes: 175

Voting open Sun, May 20, 2012 7:37 p.m. - Wed, Jun 20, 2012 7:37 p.m.

Should police be subjected to random drug testing?

Yes. The great responsibility entrusted to police officers means they should be held to high standards. (91.45% - 321 votes)

No. Police officers are sworn to uphold the law, and can be trusted to do so without intrusive drug tests. (1.99% - 7 votes)

No. Random drug tests are just a way for employers to snoop into their employees' personal lives. (6.55% - 23 votes)

Total Votes: 351

Voting open Mon, May 14, 2012 9:59 a.m. - Thu, Jun 14, 2012 9:59 a.m.

Do you generally believe in the user-fee concept where, rather than taxing everyone, someone who uses something should pay for it?

Yes (68.44% - 811 votes)

No (25.23% - 299 votes)

No opinion at this time (6.33% - 75 votes)

Total Votes: 1,185

Voting open Mon, May 14, 2012 9:59 a.m. - Mon, Jun 4, 2012 6 a.m.

What brings you to farmers markets?

Locally grown fruits and veggies. (73.63% - 67 votes)

Fresh flowers. (7.69% - 7 votes)

Handmade products. (9.89% - 9 votes)

Plants for the garden. (5.49% - 5 votes)

Prepared foods. (3.30% - 3 votes)

Total Votes: 91

Voting open Sat, May 12, 2012 6 a.m. - Tue, Jun 12, 2012 12 p.m.

It was learned that County Commissioner Tom Mielke has not paid his tax bill on time... for the second time. I'm thinking:

Give it a rest will you? Nobody is perfect. It's no big deal. (19.68% - 224 votes)

Since almost everyone pays their tax bill on time, it's pretty unbecoming that a county commissioner doesn't do this. This says more about the commissioner than just not paying his tax bill on time. (56.15% - 639 votes)

I've got some ocean-front property in Yacolt to sell you if you think politicians -- Republicans or Democrats -- can be counted on to always do the right thing. (24.17% - 275 votes)

Total Votes: 1,138

Voting open Mon, May 7, 2012 9:33 a.m. - Mon, Jun 4, 2012 6 a.m.

What motivates you to exercise?

Desire to drop a few pounds. (30.85% - 29 votes)

Want to improve overall health. (60.64% - 57 votes)

Finding a workout buddy. (0.00% - 0 votes)

Having a goal to work toward (i.e. a marathon). (8.51% - 8 votes)

Total Votes: 94

Voting open Sat, May 5, 2012 6 a.m. - Tue, Jun 5, 2012 12 p.m.