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Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

Posted by:lolotheveggie.
Time:2:38 pm.
Mood: crappy.
 Lol - this place hasn't been updated in a while. Just thought I'd drop a line...and remind people that eastern Iowa is frickin COLD right now...
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Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Subject:hello all
Posted by:theright183.
Time:8:50 pm.
well i havent posted in a while where are all the siouxlanders at? hit me up im bored  
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Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Subject:bored in siouxland
Posted by:theright183.
Time:9:00 pm.
Mood: chipper.
well havent gotten anysleep really lately thought i would post  somewhere well i am in a different type of relationship. we are both bi lol. im just looking to network a lil and just meet some people. my gf getting mad at me so i am going to get off of here hope to hear from someone I NEED MORE FRIENDS lol
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Monday, August 11th, 2008

Subject:Introduction?
Posted by:callmebiscuit.
Time:7:32 pm.
Introductions are awkward. So I'll just make this short-ish.
I live in Muscatine, well, Wilton, but it doesn't count. I moved from The Bay Area, California to Oregon to Minneapolis and then to Cedar Rapids. I ended up in Muscatine because of Bandag. I have to say, where I live is boring, but Davenport/The Quad Cities & Iowa City are close and supply endless supplies of fun.
Oh, yeah. I'm 18. Moving soon..hopefully if anyone wants to help me find a goddamn place. Uh, I'm pretty much a bum. Work at Subway. That sums it up. 
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Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Subject:Hello, potential new friends!
Posted by:phatglittergrl.
Time:8:30 pm.
  I am a 29-year-old Iowa girl who loves music, hanging out with her people, and hates the thought of turning 30.  I work full-time with kids and spend most of my weekends hanging out at local shows and watching my favorite bands play.  I love to be out having a good time, or doing something as simple as sitting at home with friends playing board games.  I believe that life is short and full of unexpected complications, so you need to be out having fun while you can. I dream of bigger, more exciting places but never have the money to go visit them- and I'd love to move somewhere like Orlando or Tampa or Boston or LA.  I love things like makeup and purses and anything sparkly and glitter, but on the other hand- one of my favorite things to do is hang with the guys in my life.
 
  Some of my journal posts are FO, some are not.  I may soon be going FO all the time, but haven't decided for sure.  I am always on the lookout for some new friends, so add me if you'd like, and I will get you added you back. 
 
  This may be xposted.  :)
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Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Subject:hello iowa
Posted by:theright183.
Time:12:29 pm.
Mood: sick.
hello iowa hope all you are doing better after all the floods and rains and tornadoes tore through your towns. me stuck in lil ol sioux city iowa sick at home. havent posted to any communities so im a "virgin" in that sense lol. well i am hoping to just make some friends and have more people to read my entries besides my fiance. hope to hear from someone. 
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Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Subject:Flooding
Posted by:psychomatt.
Time:9:04 pm.
For anyone who wants to see some pictures of the flooding around here:

http://iowadot.gov/floods/2008gallery.html

Yes, it's the Iowa DOT, so they're mostly pictures of roads, with a few pictures of railroads.


cross-posted.
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Saturday, June 14th, 2008

Subject:Flood icon
Posted by:kellzilla.
Time:4:53 pm.
I made an icon and a friend of mine suggested I drop it off here.



The background behind the text is transparent.

If you've got pictures of the flood you want iconned (or suggestions of cities that I can google flood pictures of), I can try my best. I can even do slideshow-like icons, but only simple ones.
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Saturday, June 7th, 2008

Subject:Dining In Des Moines
Posted by:elegantenigma.
Time:12:08 am.
I have a good friend that reviews restaurants in the Des Moines area as a hobby. She started a blog fairly recently and I enjoy reading it so I syndicated it here: http://syndicated.livejournal.com/diningindsm/ if anyone would like to read it.
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Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

Subject:My Sob Story Could Be Your Good Luck
Posted by:elegantenigma.
Time:8:01 am.
Mood: annoyed.
Mods, if this is not appropriate, feel free to remove with my apologies.

My anniversary is next week and, back in January, I purchased tickets for my husband and I for the Henry Rollins show tomorrow night at the Val-Air ballroom. I lined up a sitter a month ago and confirmed with her on Sunday that she would still be able to babysit.

I got an email last night that she was canceling on me.

And since the show is tomorrow night, I'm seriously doubting that I can find a sitter by then.

So, that means I have to unload two tickets to Henry Rollins before tomorrow so that I can at least do something for my husband for our anniversary. I'm offering them for $40 for the set. That saves you about $10. I have one set and that's it.

ETA: I replaced my sitter so I don't need to sell these. Thanks anyway! :)
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Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Subject:Iowa wins!
Posted by:insomnia.
Time:9:33 pm.
It was a record turnout... Described by the Quad-City Times as "stunningly high"! 

Projections showed a turnout of 230,000 for the Democrats, compared to 124,000 who showed up for Democratic caucuses in 2004. The turnout was nearly twice as large as that of the Republicans, whose turnout also was up from four years ago.

With 1,777 of 1,781 precincts reporting:

Barack Obama - 38 percent
John Edwards - 30 percent
Hillary Clinton - 29 percent
Bill Richardson - 2 percent
 

As for the Republicans, with 86% reporting... 
Mike Huckabee 35,401 - 34 percent
Mitt Romney 26,167 - 25 percent
Fred Thompson 13,834 - 13 percent
John McCain 13,556 - 13 percent
Ron Paul 10,040 - 10 percent
Rudy Giuliani 3,590 - 3 percent
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Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

Subject:Go Caucus!
Posted by:insomnia.
Time:10:20 pm.
Hello. I am a fellow LJer who wants to encourage you and all the other LJers in Iowa to get out and vote in the upcoming Iowa caucus.

The final pre-caucus poll by the Des Moines Register suggests that Barack Obama has pulled ahead in the race, especially amongst independents and undecided voters, with John Edwards coming up in the polls, and strongly contesting Hillary Clinton for second place.

Clinton campaign chief strategist Mark Penn -- the guy who made a point of referring to Obama's teenage drug use, even after Hillary's campaign promised to stop bringing it up -- tried to spin this bad news in a pretty negative way.

"The Des Moines Register poll adopts an unprecedented new turnout model for the caucuses, and its new poll is out of sync with the other polling done in the race. . . voters should understand this is a very close race, and that their participation on caucus night could make all of the difference."


Indeed. Mark Penn appears to be annoyed that The Register is predicting that Iowans feel this is a very important election, and that voters are more motivated to vote in this election. He's frustrated that the Register aren't ignoring the opinions of a higher percentage of Iowans, by writing them off as not being "likely voters".

Of course, as a relatively young person, the chances are good that you are one of those unlikely voters who defy traditional polling results, and who could really make a difference in this election.

Clinton's campaign chief is counting on independent-minded Iowans -- young voters, first-time voters, disillusioned voters, voters tired of an unending, unaccountable conflict in Iraq, voters tired of sacrificing their rights and freedoms, voters tired of politics as usual -- *NOT* to vote, because he believes that as long as enough people *DON"T* show up to caucus, Hillary Clinton can win.

He's right about one thing though... this is a close race, and your participation on caucus night could make all the difference. There are well over 2000 LiveJournal users in Iowa, most of whom are of voting age. This is equal to about 2% of the total number of Iowans that voted in the 2004 Iowa Caucus. What we do, both individually and as a group, makes a difference.

So please, take part in the Iowa caucus... and be sure to tell your friends to vote too!
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Saturday, December 8th, 2007

Subject:Heard On NPR
Posted by:bramasole_iowa.
Time:1:46 pm.
"Iowa's caucuses falls on January third, right after New Years. Can you imagine the slash-and-burn campaign ads running rampant during commercial breaks of 'It's A Wonderful Life' in Iowa?"



Happy Holidays. Try to avoid the politics and enjoy your coworkers, friends, family and the real traditions of this time of year. Plenty of time on January 2nd to decide on your candidate for 6:30PM January 3rd.
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Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

Posted by:kitty48.
Time:10:30 pm.
Please feel free to delete this if it is against the rules.

I'm the PR director of a new Des Moines based website and we are looking for some help. The website is www.searchdsm.com and we are looking for people to write about restaurants and bars, basically just tell about the feel of the place, what type of food they serve, etc.

Anyone who submits an entry will get their name published along with their entry. We are hoping to make this one of the most popular Des Moines based websites, but we do need help! If you are interested in helping us out, send entries to william@searchdsm.com

x-posted
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Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

Subject:It's nice to be home.
Posted by:malfeasanceses.
Time:4:59 am.
I found a shop that sells some yay-Iowa shirts. Here are two that I like, but there are more:

IOWANS: THE FEW THE PROUD THE EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE

DES MOINES: HELL YES.

And apparently they're having a $15 sale! Aw, Iowa.
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Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Subject:Rehoming a ferret.
Posted by:glasspinata.
Time:3:47 pm.
So, I know this immediately places me into the category of "shitty pet owner" but there's not much else I can do at this point.

I have a ferret. His name is Harold. He's cute, (mostly) litter trained, friendly, up to date on his shots. But he's rapidly become too high-maintenence for my schedule. Mostly it's that he needs other ferret friends, and I definitely don't have enough time to take adequate care of more than one weasel.

What I'm looking for is someone (preferably with pre-existing ferrets) who would be interested in taking him. He's living in a double level Ferret Nation cage right now, which I'd be willing to part with in exchange for knowing that my little weasellykins is off somewhere living the good life.

I love him dearly, but he's not happy and he's making me not happy and it's not a good situation. So, if anyone's interested, let me know. I'm in the Iowa City area, but I'm more than willing to travel to meet needs.
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Friday, October 5th, 2007

Subject:STI Testing?
Posted by:thuringiensis.
Time:8:23 pm.
Hi, I joined to ask a question.. I have no idea how often people go on here or if this is an acceptable post, but I thought I'd ask... I don't live in Iowa myself, but my boyfriend does and I was wondering where he can get tested for STI's on the cheap in the des moines area. He's called planned parenthood(I dont know which one) but they are only open one saturday a month and he's unable to go in on a weekday because of his work hours.  He's moving closer to me in early to mid november so he needs to get this done very soon. Does anyone here have any suggestions? If he cant get somewhere inexpensive, does anyone know ballpark prices of non-PP places that could do it on a weekend?
Thanks, and feel free to delete if this isnt allowed.
Jenn
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Friday, September 28th, 2007

Subject:Hello
Posted by:solaenmivida.
Time:12:30 pm.
Mood: chipper.
Hello all!

I am not new to Iowa, I have lived here my entire life. But I AM new to Livejournal. So fellow Iowans (or Iowigans (spelling?) as the minnesotans say, What is your favorite thing about Iowa? What makes you stay here and not leave?
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Friday, August 31st, 2007

Subject:ISU Students are only same-sex couple legally married in Iowa
Posted by:bramasole_iowa.
Time:6:28 pm.
Gay marriage ruling put on hold
BY JEFF ECKHOFF AND ABBY SIMONS
REGISTER STAFF WRITERS

August 31, 2007
212 Comments


The Polk County Recorder's office stopped accepting marriage license applications from same-sex couples around 11:30 a.m. today.

The move came shortly after Polk County Judge Robert Hanson agreed to suspend his Thursday ruling that overturned Iowa’s ban on same-sex marriages pending an appeal by the Polk County Attorney’s Office to the Iowa Supreme Court.

Polk County Recorder Julie Haggerty responded immediately by refusing to accept any more same-sex marriage license applications. County officials said 21 marriage licenses were issued before 11:30, most apparently to same-sex couples.

Haggerty said the same-sex couples likely will receive some sort of letter explaining why their license, which would have become valid next week under a mandatory three-business-day waiting period, now will not be accepted.

One couple, Tim McQuillan and Sean Fritz, both Iowa State University students, managed to complete the entire process — waiver, license and wedding — before Hanson again closed the door on same-sex nuptials in Iowa.

It’s not clear whether their marriage will remain legally valid.

“I have no idea what’s going to happen there,” Haggerty said. “As far as I’m concerned, they have a valid marriage certificate from the state of Iowa.”
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Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Subject:Iowa & EDin08
Posted by:educationin08.
Time:12:34 pm.
Here is the EDin08 TV AD running in Iowa



Thoughts & Feedback would be greatly appreciated
www.EDin08.com / Myspace / Facebook
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