Monday, December 29, 2008

Doubt: A


Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman y Amy Adams, originally uploaded by MyCine.

Scott and I saw Doubt (IMDB.com) yesterday (bypassing the huge lines for Frost/Nixon). Streep and Hoffman were great. At times, Streep's performance seemed more like The Devil Wears A Habit; however, her overzealous, overly suspicious, and overly confident character was even sympathetic.

As a movie, Doubt isn't spectacular. Since the movie was based on a play, much of the movie's most compelling scenes were simple two-person exchanges. I can definitely see how this would have been a great play to see in person.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Slumdog Millionaire: B


Slumdog Millionaire, originally uploaded by Cine Fanatico.

Scott and I saw Slumdog Millionaire (IMDB.com) on Saturday. I usually like Danny Boyle's movies. Even last year's sci-fi Sunshine has grown on me. Millions had a similar meaning-of-money themes as Slumdog, but was much more stylized and saccharine story.

Slumdog is a much darker movie with disturbing scenes. Like those annoying TV commercials pleading viewers to "sponsor" a third world child in poverty, it was frustrating and disturbing seeing the lowest of the low living conditions of the children in the movie. The movie touches on many themes such as Indian call center workers learning to sound Western, annoying 'merican tourists wanting to see the "real" India, religious violence, absent fathers, torcher, organized crime, etc. There are so many disturbing issues that I found myself clinging to the bright "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" storyline. One of the questions I was left pondering is: Does a million dollars really make-up for someone who has lived such a traumatic and harsh life?

The overall story was very predictable making the two-hour length about 30 minutes too long. There was a nice surprise (or joke) during the credits which lightens-up an otherwise depressing movie.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

it's (still) snowing


IMG_0645, originally uploaded by sweber4507.

After a couple of false over-dramatic bad weather forecasts this week, the second snow storm of the week has met expectations. The fine snow powder has fallen constantly all day turning to freezing snow.

After dragging Scott to Slumdog Millionaire, Scott dragged me across the river to take pictures.

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Here's Scott's pics:


IMG_0649, originally uploaded by sweber4507.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Milk: A


Milk Movie Poster, originally uploaded by monikalel42.

Oops. I forgot to do my mini-review of Milk (IMDB.com). I dragged Scott (kicking and screaming) to this movie a couple of weekends ago. We were surprised that the Sunday afternoon matinee we went to sold-out. Fortunately, we arrived early enough to get good seats.

Milk followed a predictable biopic story format. However, it was still interesting seeing a portrayal of gay life and gay rights in 1970s America. Sean Penn performance was great and the movie did portray as a middle-age gay man with a messy personal life.

I had heard of Harvey Milk before, but I didn't realize how he came power. Milk didn't become a viable candidate until San Francisco changed from electing its city supervisors in city-wide races (like Portland continues to do) to local district races.

It's impossible to view Milk without also thinking about this year's disappointing California gay rights defeat. Thirty years later, the political and cultural debate continues.

Monday, December 15, 2008

c-c-cold

I know I'm a wuss, but this weather is very cold. I know I wasn't the only one who thought the weather was too cold. I was surprised to see this seagull outside yesterday begging for bread scraps:

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Nebraskans Scott and Lacy were not impressed with the weather conditions and insisted that we risk life and limb to drive across town to take pictures. Here is Scott's St. John Bridge picture:


St. Johns Snow Study #1, originally uploaded by sweber4507.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

poor soggy teddy bear

Scott found this poor teddy bear along the trail to Wahclella Falls.

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Scott's sister, Lacy, is visiting from Nebraska for a long weekend. They are both photography-crazy:

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

the end of an era . . .

Coffee People Mug

After at least five years and my co-worker's prodding, I've finally retired my worn-out Coffee People mug. I remember how shiny it was when it was new and how I justified buying it because metal would last so much longer. But after one too many dribbles, it's time to move on.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

misheard lyrics

For some reason, we heard Pearl Jam's Yellow Ledbetter twice on the radio today which reminded me of this hilarious interpretation of lyrics.

LyricsFreak.com lists the actual lyrics:

Unsealed
On a porch a letter sat
Then you said i wanna leave it again
Once I saw her on a beach of weathered sand
And on the sand I wanna leave it again... yeah
On a weekend I wanna wish it all away yeah...
And they called and I said that I want what I said
And then I call out again
And the reason oughta leave her calm I know
I said i dont know whether
Im the boxer or the bag
Ah yeah ehh....
Can you see them
Out on the porch
But they dont wave
I see them round the front way yeah
And I know I dont want to stay...

Make me cry

Ooooh I see
I dont know theres something else
I wanna drum it all away
Oh I said I dont, I dont know whether Im a boxer or the bag
Ah yeah ehh....
Can you see them
Out on the porch
But they dont wave
I see them round the front way yeah
And I know I dont want to stay
I dont wanna stay (2x)
Dont
Dont wanna
Oh... yeah... oooh...

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Australia: B


Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman - Australia (72), originally uploaded by gr8tfate.

Scott, Mom, and I saw Australia (IMDB.com) on Saturday. I loved Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge! and Romeo + Juliet so I was looking forward to his latest movie. Australia started off with a whimsical first chapter, but the rest of the movie was straight forward and not as stylized like his prior two movies. The story was predictable with a lot of cliches and melodrama.

Overall, I liked this movie. It was a little long, but the characters were still interesting, beautifully shot, and well paced. The gratuitous shots of Hugh Jackman helped keep my interest too.


Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman - Australia (15), originally uploaded by gr8tfate.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Kathy Griffin!!!

Scott, Sheena, and I saw Kathy Griffin in Seattle last night! The show was sold-out and even though I thought I bought the tickets early, our (cheap) seats were in the very last row at the very top of the balcony. Here's the view from our seats:

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Here's what we would have saw had I splurged on better tickets:


2-time Schmemmy winner, originally uploaded by stacy73.

Kathy's stand-up act was terrific. Her hilarious insider gossip included a wide-range of topics: Sarah Palin, her mother's box of wine habit, Larry King, Anderson Cooper, Nancy Grace, Bette Midler, Donald Trump, Rosie O'Donnell, Cher, the Shemmys, the Emmys, Don Rickles, and ended with a blue quote of Betty White. She also mentioned that her manager, Tom, had some unexplained phobia about Portland which may explain why Kathy hasn't come to Portland recently.


Before the show, we wasted time at the Volunteer Park Conservatory and Lake View Cemetery.

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Among the many interesting headstones, Sheena and I discovered Bruce and Brandon Lee's headstones. Apparently, their headstones are the main tourist attraction to the cemetery as noticed many people paying their respects.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

under lawsuit threat, eHarmony to offer services to gays

eHarmonyTolerated

Advocate.com reports that eHarmony.com (Wiki) has settled a lawsuit and will stop discriminating against gays and lesbians by March 2009. However, eHarmony reserves the right to include the disclaimer that "their compatibility-based matching system was developed solely on the basis of researched focused on married heterosexual couples" according to the article (because, you know, gays and lesbians are basically a different species of human). In a 2005 interview, eHarmony's founder defended his company's discrimination against gay and lesbian customers.

It's disappointing that eHarmony has only decided to cave-in to a lawsuit and still seems reluctant to provide services to gay and lesbians. For a company that originally touted its ultra-right wing Focus On The Family connections, I hoped it would have defended its anti-gay moral convictions or enthusiastically embraced its new found inclusive enlightenment. 'Because we have to' is probably worse than open, honest discrimination.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Larch Mountain

On Sunday, Scott and I "hiked" (walked-up the steps from the parking lot) to the summit of Larch Mountain. We arrived at sunset and found the small viewing platform crowded with about a dozen people. It was an amazingly clear and windless evening.

While I killed time playing Bejeweled on my cellphone, Scott took these amazing photos:


IMG_7810, originally uploaded by sweber4507.


IMG_7862, originally uploaded by sweber4507.


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Originally uploaded by sweber4507

The viewing platform cleared-out right after sunset leaving just Scott, me, and a friendly motorcylist/photographer to enjoy the quiet scenery.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Stewie does "Grape Lady"

Last night's Family Guy spoofed the Grape Lady viral video.

Yep. Pretty sure Sheena, Scott, I and the half million other folks who have laughed at this poor lady are going to hell.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Star Trek trailer!!!! (at Quantum of Solace)

We saw Quantum of Solace (IMDB.com) last night. However the highlight was seeing the new Star Trek trailer:

Not sure about the Tom Cruise/Top Gun motorcycle homage, but the movie looks great.


Oh yeah, James Bond was good too. Although at times it seemed more like an action-packed video game. The fight scene on a Rube Goldberg-like hanging mobile was hilarious.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Evil Doers Ltd.

Evil Doers Ltd

Tammam, Dan, Scott and I saw the Evil Doers Ltd. comedy show on Friday. I only happened to see an ad for the show Friday afternoon and we decided to see the show less than hour before the show. So, we were rushed just getting into the show and it took me a little while to settle into the first comedy act.

Overall, I liked the show, but five comedy acts in a row was a bit much even with an intermission. I really liked the final headliner, Ahmed Ahmed from the Axis of Evil tour.

It was interesting to realize that only four days after the election the Bush bashing jokes already seemed dated.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

still celebrating

[WARNING: Unapologetic, self-indulgent, totally partisan post to follow:]

After recalling the sickening results of 2000's and 2004's election, I'm still celebrating election night. Apparently, there was an impromptu rally downtown:

Paris celebrates (via KennethInThe212):


Obama!!
Originally uploaded by LA_ZIA

Scott did have a concern about the election of an African-American President, 'Now how will we know a movie or TV show takes place in the distant future?' (paraphrase).

REVISED and re-worded.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

2008 Election Results (UPDATE: Merkley pulls ahead)

President-elect Obama's victory is amazing. Now we just need to countdown to his historic inauguration while watching what pardons and executive orders Bush Jr. will slip-in during his final days.

Below I've posted some of the results. Among the many victories there are some races too close to call and some unfortunate results.


11/05/2008 20:39: Democrat Jeff Merkley has pulled ahead of Republican incumbent Sen. Gordon Smith as Multnomah County's totals come. It's still close, but looks good for Merkley.


11/06/2008 11:45: Not only is Sen. Gordon Smith learning the ramifications of campaigning against the state's most populous county, but Bill Sizemore is learning what happens when Multnomah County gets the vote out. The county's voters are defeating his anti-union Measure 64, which had previously appeared to have been approved.


11/06/2008 12:00: Multnomah County voters are also defeating Kevin Mannix's unaffordable and irrational Measure 61.


results & polls

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WW: Willamette Week | Merc: Portland Mercury | J.O.: Just Out | TheO: The Oregonian | Trib: Portland Tribune | Skan: The Skanner | LWV: League of Women Voters of Oregon | EMO: Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon | BRO: Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC | NARAL: NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC | Sierra: Oregon Sierra Club

US President:

11/05 7:00 PST Electoral-Vote.com:

Obama 364EV (51M popular)
ELECTED
McCain 163EV (48M popular) 11EV

11/03 Electoral-Vote.com:

Obama 353EV McCain 185EV

10/27 Electoral-Vote.com:

Obama 375EV McCain 157EV 6EV
Obama-Biden Obama-Biden Obama-Biden ? Obama-Biden ? Obama-Biden N/A N/A ? Obama-Biden Obama-Biden
US Senator (OR):

11/06 11:21 1.6M counted OR Elections:

Merkley 48% 783K
ELECTED
Smith 45% 740K

10/30, 500 "likely" OR voters, +/-4.5%, (Rasmussen Reports):

Merkley 49% Smith 46%

10/28-10/30, 1,424 "likely" OR voters, +/-2.6%, (PPP (PDF)):

Merkley 51% Smith 43%

10/25-10/26, 672 "likely" OR voters, +/-3.9%, (SurveyUSA):

Merkley 49% Smith 42%

10/10-10/20, 499 OR voters, +/-4.39%, (Riley Res. Assoc.(pdf)):

Merkley 36% Smith 35% O/U 29%
Merkley Merkley Merkley Merkley Smith Smith Merkley N/A N/A ? Merkley Merkley
US Representative (OR 1st District):

11/05 14:33, 280K+ counted (OR Elections):

Wu 71% 199K
RE-ELECTED (projected)
18%
Wu Wu ? Haugen Wu ? Wu N/A N/A ? ? Wu
OR Secretary of State:

11/10 20:00, 1.6M+ counted (OR Elections):

Brown 50% 848K
ELECTED
Dancer 45% 764K

10/28-10/30, 1,424 "likely" OR voters, +/-2.6%, (PPP (PDF)):

Brown 51% Dancer 40% 9%

09/11-09/14, 500 OR voters, +/-4.4%, (DHM-Tribune):

Brown 33% Dancer 25% Undec. 38%
Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown N/A N/A Brown Brown Brown
OR Treasurer:

11/10 20:00, 1.6M+ counted (OR Elections):

Westlund 51% 822K
ELECTED
Alley 45% 729K

10/28-10/30, 1,424 "likely" OR voters, +/-2.6%, (PPP (PDF)):

Westlund 47% Alley 41% 12%

09/11-09/14, 500 OR voters, +/-4.4%, (DHM-Tribune):

Westlund 34% Alley 22% Undec. 40%
Westlund Alley Alley Westlund Alley Westlund Westlund N/A N/A Westlund Westlund Westlund
OR Attorney General:

11/10 20:00, 1.4M+ counted (OR Elections):

Kroger 72% 1.065M
ELECTED
11% 10%
Kroger Kroger Kroger Kroger Kroger ? Kroger N/A N/A Kroger Kroger Kroger
OR BOLI Commissioner:

11/10 20:00, 996K+ counted (OR Elections):

Avakian 67% 670K
ELECTED
17% 13%
Avakian ? Avakian Avakian Avakian ? ? N/A N/A Avakian Avakian Avakian

OR State Senator (District 18):

11/10 20:00, 57K+ counted (OR Elections):

Burdick 70% 40K
RE-ELECTED
Wight 29% 17K
Burdick Burdick Burdick ? Burdick ? ? N/A N/A ? ? Burdick

OR State Representative (36th District):

11/10 20:00, 31K+ counted (OR Elections):

Nolan 81% 25K
RE-ELECTED
14%
Nolan Nolan Nolan ? Nolan ? ? N/A N/A Nolan Nolan Nolan

Multnomah County Sheriff:

11/05 07:14, 132K+ counted (MultCo Elections):

Skipper 81% 108K
ELECTED (projected)
18% 24K
Skipper Skipper Skipper ? Skipper Skipper Skipper N/A N/A ? ? ?

Portland City Commissioner, Position #1:

11/10 16:30, 99% MultCo counted (MultCo Elections):

Fritz 70% 151K
ELECTED
Lewis 28% 60K
Fritz Fritz Fritz Fritz Fritz Lewis Fritz N/A N/A green light:
Fritz & Lewis
green light:
Fritz & Lewis
Fritz

OR Supreme Court Judge (Position 7): (unopposed incumbent)

11/04 21:51, 455K+ counted (OR Elections):

Walters 98% 449K
ELECTED (projected)
Walters ? ? ? ? ? ? N/A N/A ? ? ?
OR Court of Appeals Judge (Position 4): (unopposed incumbent)

11/04 21:51, 430K+ counted (OR Elections):

Sercombe 98% 425K
ELECTED (projected)
Sercombe ? ? ? ? ? ? N/A N/A ? ? ?

OR 4th District Circuit Court Judge (Position 18): (unopposed incumbent)

11/04 21:51, 55K+ counted (OR Elections):

Ryan 98% 54K
ELECTED (projected)
Ryan ? ? ? ? ? ? N/A N/A ? ? ?
OR 4th District Circuit Court Judge (Position 21): (unopposed incumbent)

11/04 21:51, 55K+ counted (OR Elections):

Bushong 98% 54K
ELECTED (projected)
Bushong ? ? ? ? ? ? N/A N/A ? ? ?

OR 4th District Circuit Court Judge (Position 27): (unopposed incumbent)

11/04 21:51, 55K+ counted (OR Elections):

Stuart 98% 54K
ELECTED (projected)
Stuart ? ? ? ? ? ? N/A N/A ? ? ?
West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District Director, At Large 1: (No Candidate Filed)
(None) ? ? ? ? ? ? N/A N/A ? ? ?
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OR Measure 54:
Removes 21-year-old voting requirement
:

11/10 20:00, 1.5M+ counted (OR Elections):

Yes 72% 1.159M
PASSED
No 27% 437K
Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Neutral ? ?

OR Measure 55:
Allows Legislators To Finish Term After Redistricting
:

11/05 20:00, 1.5M+ counted (OR Elections):

Yes 77% 1.215M
PASSED
No 22% 353K
Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Neutral Neutral ? ?

OR Measure 56:
Removes Property Tax Double Majority Requirement
:

11/10 20:00, 1.6M+ counted (OR Elections):

Yes 56% 930K
PASSED
No 43% 715K
Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes
OR Measure 57:
Increases Sentences and Addiction Treatment
:

11/10 20:00, 1.6M+ counted (OR Elections):

Yes 61% 1.027M
PASSED
No 38% 646K
Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes ? ?

OR Measure 58:
Limits ESL Teaching To Two Years
:

11/10 20:00, 1.6M+ counted (OR Elections):

No 56% 948K
FAILED
Yes 43% 735K
No No No No No ? No No No No No ?

OR Measure 59:
Creates Unlimited Oregon Income Tax Deduction
:

11/10 20:00, 1.6M+ counted (OR Elections):

No 63% 1.052M
FAILED
Yes 36% 598K
No No No ? No No No No No No No No

OR Measure 60:
Determines Teacher Pay By Undefined "Classroom Performance", Removes Seniority Pay
:

11/10 20:00, 1.6M+ counted (OR Elections):

No 61% 1.039M
FAILED
Yes 38% 653K
No No Yes No No ? No Neutral No No No ?

OR Measure 61:
Creates Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Some Crimes
:

11/10 20:00, 1.6M+ counted (OR Elections):

No 51% 860K
FAILED
Yes 48% 824K
No No No No No No No No No No No ?

OR Measure 62:
Allocates 15% of Lottery to Public Safety
:

11/10 20:00, 1.6M+ counted (OR Elections):

No 60% 1.005M
FAILED
Yes 39% 654K
No No No ? No No No No No No No No

OR Measure 63:
Exempt Homeowners/Farmers From Building Codes
:

11/10 20:00, 1.6M+ counted (OR Elections):

No 54% 901K
FAILED
Yes 45% 761K
No No No ? No ? No No No Neutral No No

OR Measure 64:
Penalizes Public Employee Unions For Political Purpose
:

11/10 20:00, 1.6M+ counted (OR Elections):

No 50% 829K
FAILED
Yes 49% 811K
No No No No No No No No No No No ?

OR Measure 65:
Top Two Run-Off Election System
:

11/10 20:00, 1.5M+ counted (OR Elections):

No 65% 1.039M
FAILED
Yes 34% 537K
Yes Yes No ? Yes ? Yes Neutral Neutral No ? ?

Portland Measure 26-94:
Renew $70M (0.04026%) Children's Investment Fund
:

11/05 07:14, 112K+ counted (MultCo Elections):

Yes 70% 79K
PASSED
No 33% 29K
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ?

PCC Measure 26-95:
$375M (0.03290%) Bond to Expand Facilities
:

11/04 23:51, 199K+ counted (KGW.com):

Yes 51% 101K
PASSED
No 49% 97K
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ?

Metro Measure 26-96:
$125M (0.00900%) Zoo Improvements
:

11/04 23:51, 277K+ counted (KGW.com):

Yes 56% 156K
PASSED
No 44% 121K
No No Yes ? Yes No Yes ? ? ? ? ?
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WW: Willamette Week | Merc: Portland Mercury | J.O.: Just Out | TheO: The Oregonian | Trib: Portland Tribune | Skan: The Skanner | LWV: League of Women Voters of Oregon | EMO: Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon | BRO: Basic Rights Oregon Equality PAC | NARAL: NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon PAC | Sierra: Oregon Sierra Club


other races I'm watching:

US Representative (OR 5th District):

11/10 20:00, 320K counted (OR Elections):

Schrader 54% 174K
ELECTED
Erickson 38% 122K

10/27-10/28, 668 OR 5th Dist voters, +/-3.9%, SurveyUSA:

Schrader 55% Erickson 31% 14%
me WW Merc J.O. TheO Trib Skan LWV↓ EMO↓ BRO↓ NARAL↓ Sierra↓
N/A Schrader ? Schrader Schrader Schrader Schrader N/A N/A ? Schrader Schrader

US Senator (MN):
I'm a fan of Franken and think it's great that a critic is actually running for office. It would also be great to win back Paul Wellstone's seat.

11/06 15:43, 100% (MN SoS):

Coleman 41%1.2115M Franken 41% 1.2112M 15%

10/30-11/01, 699 "likely" MN voters, +/-3.9%, SurveyUSA:

Coleman 44% Franken 39% 16%

10/28-10/30, 1,050 "likely" MN voters, +/-3.0%, PPP (pdf):

Franken 45% Coleman 40% 14%

10/28, 500 "likely" MN voters, +/-4.5%, Rasmussen Reports:

Coleman 43% Franken 39% 14%

10/22, 500 "likely" MN voters, +/-4.5%, Rasmussen Reports:

Franken 41% Coleman 37% 17%

US Senator (NC):
Admittedly as a partisan, I think it would be sweet payback that Dole would lose Jesse Helms' seat after only one term. Unfortunately, Hagan has refused to issue a statement regarding LGBT issues (see: Pam's House Blend).

11/05 07:10, 100% (NC SoS):

Hagan 52% 2.2M
ELECTED
44% 1.8M

10/31-11/02, 2,100 "likely" NC voters, +/-2.1%, PPP (pdf):

Hagan 51% Dole 44%

10/30-11/02, 682 "likely" and actual NC voters, +/-3.8%, SurveyUSA:

Hagan 50% Dole 43%

10/29, 700 "likely" NC voters, +/-4%, Rasmussen Reports:

Hagan 52% Dole 46%

10/18-10/20, 627 "likely" NC voters, +/-4%, SurveyUSA:

Hagan 46% Dole 45%
WA Governor:
I favor the Democratic candidate for governor of the neighboring state.

11/05 12:02, 46% (KGW.com):

Gregoire 52% 704K
RE-ELECTED (projected)
Rossi 48% 652K

10/30-11/02, 663 likely/actual WA voters, +/-3.9%, SurveyUSA:

Gregoire 52% Rossi 46%

10/26-10/27, 630 likely/actual WA voters, +/-4%, SurveyUSA:

Gregoire 50% Rossi 48%

10/18-10/26, 600 WA reg voters, +/-4.0%, The Washington Poll:

Gregoire 51% Rossi 45%
WA Initiative 1000: Right To Die:
Law is similar to OR's physician assisted suicide which I support.

11/05 09:54, 1.6M+ counted (WA Elections):

Yes 58% 939K
PASSED (projected)
No 41% 661K

10/30-11/02, 663 likely/actual WA voters, +/-3.9%, SurveyUSA:

Yes 55% No 40%

10/26-10/27, 630 likely/actual WA voters, +/-4%, SurveyUSA:

Yes 54% No 37%

10/18-10/26, 600 WA reg voters, +/-4.0%, The Washington Poll:

Yes 56% No 38%
CA Proposition 8: Anti-Gay Marriage Constitutional Amendment:

Exit Poll of 2,240 (re-interpreted from CNN's data):

52% Yes
47% No
19%
Boomer
45-64
15%
Gen X
30-44
9%
65+
8%
-29
17%
Boomer
45-64
13%
Gen X
30-44
12%
-29
5%
65+

26%
Conservative

20%
Liberal

6%
M.

23%
Moderate

20%
Liberal

5%
C.

24%
Republican

15%
Democrat

13%
Ind.

27%
Democrat

15%
Independ.

5%
R.

28%
Protestant

19%
Catholic

15%
Protes.

14%
None

11%
Cath.

11/12 07:10, 100% (CA SoS):

Yes 52% 5.9M
PASSED
No 47% 5.4M

10/29-10/31, 637 CA "likely" voters, +/-4%, SurveyUSA:

No 50% Yes 47%

10/18-10/28, 966 CA "likely" voters, +/-3.3%, Field Poll (pdf):

No 49% Yes 44%

10/12-10/19, 1,186 CA "likely" voters, +/-3%, PPIC:

No 52% Yes 44%

10/15-10/16, 615 "likely" CA voters, +/-4%, SurveyUSA:

Yes 48% No 45%
AZ Proposition 102: Anti-Gay Marriage Constitutional Amendment:

Exit Poll of 1,213 (re-interpreted from CNN's data):

56% Yes
43% No
19%
Boomer
45-64
16%
Gen X
30-44
11%
65+
8%
-29
16%
Boomer
45-64
11%
Gen X
30-44
8%
-29
7%
65+

31%
Conservative

19%
Moderate

5%
L.

22%
Moderate

15%
Liberal

5%
C.

31%
Republican

13%
Independ.

10%
Dem.

19%
Democrat

17%
Independ.

7%
R.

36%
Protestant

12%
Catholic

18%
Protes.

11%
Catholic

8%
None

11/05 12:04, 99.1% (AZ SoS):

Yes 56% 1.04M
PASSED (projected)
No 43% 0.80M

09/25-09/28, 976 reg. voters, +/-3.1%, Cronkite-Eight Poll:

Yes 49% No 42%

Voters' Guide
US Prez Obama
US Sen Merkley
US RepWu
OR SoS Brown
OR Treas Westlund
OR AG Kroger
OR BOLI Avakian
OR Sen Burdick
OR Rep Nolan
MultCo ShrffSkipper
Ptld Comm Fritz
OR M54 Yes
OR M55 Yes
OR M56 Yes
OR M57 Yes*
OR M58 No
OR M59 No
OR M60 No
OR M61 No
OR M62 No
OR M63 No
OR M64 No
OR M65 Yes
Ptld M26-94 Yes
PCC M26-95Yes**
Metro 26-96 No**
*Revised 10/03/2008
**Revised 10/19/2008
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