My friend Regina works for a small business right now. Her husband works for a different small business owned by a different person. Today, the owners told them that if Obama is elected, they should start looking for new jobs - her boss indicated that after speaking with the accountant their only option will be downsizing. Her husbands shop will be closing, as they're already on shaky grounds trying to compete with the big-box stores like Circuit City and Best Buy.
Neither business expects to be able to survive the taxation Obama wants. Both businesses are owned by people who make over 250k/year. But out of that 250k come things like taxes, payroll for the employees, fuel for the business vehicles, insurance, rent and utilitys.
Two businesses, two separate business owners who pay good wages, and provide good benefits to American familys.
Just something to think about when you're looking at your ballot and thinking about whats best for America, or wondering if you're really going to be able to get a new job when your unemployment cheques quit coming.
Does anyone know the best places in p-town for trick or treating with kids?
Thanks in advance.
We need to get a land line. The man hates Quest and I don't want to give any more money to Comcast. Anyone out there have a phone company they're crazy about, or at least don't want to kill?
There is nothing more important on a 45 degree weekday morning than keeping your beer cold!
So who sells beer cozyies this time of year? Doesn't matter about type, logo, cheapness, just beer cozies.
Where can I get a cowboy belt buckle for cheap in town? I need it for my halloween costume.
I have a tradition of dressing as a pun every Halloween (frame of reference, tourist trap, etc.). However, this year a large group of friends are going as DC comic characters and want me to join in. I'd like to have my cake and eat it too, soooo....
Are there any DC characters with pun names? The Google, she is not giving me answers.
Where can I find some in town?
This is a reminder: TONIGHT is an Athens Boys Choir show at SMYRC in SE PDX. Open to the public, doors at 7, show at 8. $5 sliding scale, youth 23 and under FREE.
SMYRC is at 2100 SE Belmont St and it's a drug and alcohol free space. Please don't come if you're under the influence (I'd hate to have to kick you out!) and don't use while you're with us. SMYRC is also a smoke-free space, and out of respect for our neighboring businesses, please take any (cigarette) smoke breaks at least a block away from us. Thanks!
cross-posted to queerportland
Need restaurant suggestions. Decently priced downtown, but most important.. on or a close walk to the MAX line.
You see, I have a first date (since moving single to Portland!!!!!! six weeks ago) tonight and all we know is we want to meet downtown. I do public transportation so it's gotta be accessible via the MAX (pllleeease no bus transfers, I already gotta take one to get to the MAX). All suggestions welcome, but no super fancy schmancy places because it is only the first date. Also, if you could give me directions from the MAX to the actual restaurant, that would be super helpful :)
Has everyone received their ballots by now? People keep coming to my door to pester me into voting and they tell me I should have them... but they haven't shown up. I waited on hold with Multnomah County elections for half an hour before I gave up. I'd really like to vote already (and get these people to stop knocking on my door).
Oh, and I live in SE Portland -- 97206.
EDIT: Ok, so everyone else got theirs. I called again and got through to someone in a few minutes and had new ballots sent. What's the most creative conspiracy theory you can think of that would explain why mine didn't arrive originally? (My girlfriend, who lives at the same address as me, didn't receive one either).
A recent post reminded me to remind y'all to vote as soon as you can.
The Obama campaign (and, I have to assume, the McCain campaign) are targeting people who are likely voters for their candidate. The earlier you vote, the earlier you get off their lists, and the better they can focus their resources on getting other people to vote. Thus, the earlier you vote, the more you help your candidate.
So hurry up and vote. And, if you've already voted, good for you, Mr./Ms. Awesome Person!
despite the ever cooling weather, sometimes i just get to jonesin for some soft serve ice cream.
i know i can get it at mcdonalds and dairy queen, but i'd prefer not to.
so where do i get it?
vegan, non-vegan, i don't care. i know the blossoming lotus does some damn fine vegan soft serve, but it's pricey and hard to get to at times.
Does anyone know where to find a nice looking glass pipes in Portland?
Thanks in advance!! ;-)
Internet cookies for anyt\one who can tell me the song that is playing in this commerical. Composer+++
(This is not a test, I would actually like to know as I've heard it many times before but I know not who the author is.)
Hmm, teh link maybee helpful:
this meeting of the FNNLC has now begun!
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i need a venue for a first date (tomorrow). this is not just any first date; i actually know already that i like this person and want it to be the right vibe.
- SE, pref
- fair amount of privacy, or mood lighting or something
- a place where chicks who dig chicks will feel a-ok (but not the E-room)
- games/darts/dancing/dj not necessary
my usual place is the victory, and i love it there, but i'm hoping for other options.
thanks bunches in advance!
Where can I find a cheap pair of mary janes or other little girl like shoes? I never wear these types of shoes, so I don't want to spend a lot. I'm going to be Karen Cooper for Halloween and I need shoes for my dress. I can't really see her shoes in the movies. Any advice? Also if you know where I can find a pointy trowel as opposed to those rounded ones I keep finding...
My boyfriend got a ticket on the MAX and has to go to court...have any of you had this happen and do you know what the usual consequences are? How much are the usual tickets for not having fare?
...do any of y'all damnportlanders know if there's any way to get an iPod engraved that you don't purchase from Apple's website? (I know Apple won't do it, but I'm wondering about independent engraver type people)... Preferably someplace local, though if I had to I would send it out.
Dear Fred Meyer:
Halloween is still a week away. It is not okay for you to have Christmas stuff on the shelves already. I repeat, it is NOT okay.