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Sat Dec 17, 2016, 02:35 PM

Vote: Oregon Person of the Year

http://www.oregonlive.com/living/index.ssf/2016/12/2016_oregon_person_of_the_year.html#incart_m-rpt-2

Needs some DU love. Ammon Bundy is pulling a lot of votes, although he doesn't live in Oregon except for the time he spent in jail there.

Anyone can vote and you can vote every day.

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Reply Vote: Oregon Person of the Year (Original post)
hermetic Dec 2016 OP
classof56 Dec 2016 #1
hermetic Dec 2016 #2
classof56 Dec 2016 #3
hermetic Dec 2016 #4
hermetic Dec 2016 #5
classof56 Dec 2016 #6
LWolf Dec 2016 #7
classof56 Dec 2016 #8
LWolf Dec 2016 #9
classof56 Dec 2016 #10
LWolf Dec 2016 #11
classof56 Dec 2016 #12

Response to hermetic (Original post)

Sat Dec 17, 2016, 05:28 PM

1. Hey, thanks for posting this. Doubt I'd have seen it otherwise.

From my point of view, 'way over here in snowy Central Oregon, Ursula Le Guin is the obvious choice. I voted for her because she's a genuine treasure and her legacy will live on far, far longer than anyone else on that list.

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Response to classof56 (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 19, 2016, 03:16 PM

2. I love Ursula

Here's the thing, though. There are 2 days left to vote now and it is down to a race between Bundy and Sgt. Goodding, a slain police officer. Between them they have about 70% of the votes so others are now moot. You can vote 2 more times, if you haven't already voted today. just sayin...




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Response to hermetic (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 19, 2016, 04:00 PM

3. Thanks for the reminder.

I voted again yesterday, and just now clicked another vote for Ursula. I'll do so again tomorrow. No fan of the Oregonian, haven't been for a long-long time, so probably shouldn't be surprised at the vote results. Pretty sure Ursula won't win, and won't be surprised at all if Bundy does. This poll speaks volumes, and frankly, I feel sick at the message it brings. Let me know the results if you don't mind. I try hard to never go on Oregon Live.

Peace and hi back.

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Response to classof56 (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 19, 2016, 04:18 PM

4. I certainly will

I live one state over and don't follow Oregon Live, either. But I belong to a private group on FaceBook where we've been following the antics of the terrorists since they took over Malheur, and that's where I found out about this "contest."

I've always loved Oregon and am broken-hearted by what has become of it.

Peace to you, my friend.

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Response to classof56 (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 21, 2016, 02:51 PM

5. Yay!!

Jason Goodding, the Seaside police sergeant who was killed in the line of duty, is our 2016 Oregon Person of the Year.

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Response to hermetic (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 21, 2016, 03:55 PM

6. Well, all right!!

What a relief--I was concerned Bundy was going to win the vote, given some of the comments I read. What a travesty that would have been. Taking nothing away from Officer Goodding, and very sad and appalled at the tragedy he suffered, but Ursula will always be a winner in my book.

I share your thoughts about what's happening to Oregon, but I continue to be grateful I live within her borders. My spouse "imported me" from Seattle many long years ago, and I'm glad he did.

Take care and thanks for letting me know the selection for the 2016 OR Person of the Year. Happy holidays!

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Response to classof56 (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 08:00 PM

7. Me, too.

Of my top 3 in that list, none made it to 2%, but that's okay.

1. Ursula Le Guin
2. The Bernie Bird
3. Ashton Eaton, simply because he's a local.

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Response to LWolf (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 01:15 PM

8. Excellent choices!

I've attended several of Ursula's author presentations when she's been over this way. What a delight she is! Her two books of poetry featuring Southeastern Oregon are among my favorites and bring a sense of peace and calm to my soul--Incredible Good Fortune and Out Here.

I think Bernie Bird was a #1 winner on the KOIN TV website "Person of the Year" the other day. He would be near the top of my list as well. And Ashton--well, he's in a class all his own, needless to say. How lucky are we that he's a local.

Hope you've survived the wintry weather with no major negative impact. Not looking forward to 2017 of course. We do have our work cut out for us, those who've joined The Revolution. Stay strong!

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Response to classof56 (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 27, 2016, 01:25 PM

9. I attended

a talk she gave at the Tower Theater some years back. I've always been a fan, but walked out with a much greater respect for the breadth and depth of her life and work.

I didn't know about KOIN; that's wonderful!

It's been helpful that the storm came when I've been at home to keep the wood stove going. While the driveway has been plowed, and the path from the door shoveled, it's a long way over solid, uneven ice to get to the car, and even further to get to the barn. It's taken low 4wd to maneuver down the plowed driveway and out to the highway, where everything's been dry and clear for a week. I'm hoping that the ice will be mostly gone when I have to go back to work, since I won't see my place in daylight at all during the week.

It's easier to maneuver over the 40ish footsteps from the wood pile to safer footing when I can see where I'm putting my feet while carrying a heavy pile of wood. Other than that, though, things are good here; I hope they are with you.

We will stay strong and face 1017 together.

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Response to LWolf (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 03:06 PM

10. I too attended Ursula's presentation at The Tower.

It was part of the annual but now-defunct Nature of Words (NOW) conference. She read from her novel Lavinia, and I seem to recall she received an award presented by NOW. Also saw her at a couple of other readings locally. She is such a treasure. I just read a quote by her which seems so appropriate right about now: It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.

Glad you have gotten through the weather and are able to navigate the roads. So many horrible accidents around here lately. Sad, depressing and kinda scary. Tends to keep me indoors.

Be safe and well. The journey matters!

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Response to classof56 (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 03:40 PM

11. We must have been there, together.



I need to make a trip to the feed store and the grocery store, but I'm avoiding it; maybe tomorrow.

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Response to LWolf (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 08:09 PM

12. Yes, the house was packed as I recall.

I miss those Nature of Words events with the author readings and workshops. Might be best if you stayed put, if you were going to head to Redmond. There was just a horrible accident at 126 and 35, a fatal and injuries. The highway was closed between 27th and Helmholtz for quite awhile. That's only a couple of blocks from my house, and oddly enough, I didn't hear a thing. Hmmm...

10th fatality on Central Oregon roads in the last 9-10 days. Gulp! Stay safe!

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