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Nine animals running for mayor of Divide
TheColoradoConnection-Fox21 ^ | February 25, 2011 | Abbie Burke

Posted on 03/03/2012 10:26:39 AM PST by khelus

DIVIDE, COLO. -- Republican Presidential hopefuls are busy campaigning for their party's nomination, but in one small Colorado city, the campaigning is being done for mayor - and the candidates aren't exactly human.

Nine animal candidates are running for mayor of Divide, a small city on the west side of Pikes Peak.

The election is actually a fundraiser for the Teller County Regional Animal Shelter. Each vote costs $1, with all proceeds going toward renovations and expansion for the shelter. . . .

(Excerpt) Read more at coloradoconnection.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: cat; dog; kittyping; major
Video available at link.



You can learn more about the nine candidates pictured above and vote here. The candidates include one cat, five dogs, one goat, one bird, and one wolf. Voting more than once is strongly encouraged.

The only requirement to run for mayor is that all candidates must have jobs. For example, Walter the cat who is currently vice mayor works at the Animal Clinic of Woodland Park.


Walter with his vice mayor medallion.
1 posted on 03/03/2012 10:26:47 AM PST by khelus
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To: Slings and Arrows; Joe 6-pack

For your kitty and doggie lists.


2 posted on 03/03/2012 10:28:06 AM PST by khelus
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To: khelus
In the interest of fairness, here's a picture of the current mayor of Divide, Sprite,a pit bull mix who travels with Dr. Lisa Berg at The Mobile Pet Vet in Divide as her vet truck dog.


3 posted on 03/03/2012 10:37:45 AM PST by khelus
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...
WOOOF!

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

4 posted on 03/03/2012 11:16:26 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: khelus; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ...

5 posted on 03/03/2012 11:26:59 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: khelus
I protest; (in the interests of diversity), where are reptile, mollusks, insects & congressional_critters???????.....WELL!
just b/c, we're cold-blooded? ...only warm-bloods, need apply?
rant off
6 posted on 03/03/2012 11:33:26 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: skinkinthegrass

All candidates have to be working animals. That eliminates congresscritters right off.


7 posted on 03/03/2012 12:20:52 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
That's very clever. The votes cost $1 each, and you can vote as many times as you like. Unfortunately, they use paypal, so I didn't vote because I refuse to use it.

I hope that Walter wins, but he's in second-to-last place, poor kitty.
8 posted on 03/03/2012 12:31:07 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Joe 6-pack

I had to vote, y’know...it just seems like the right thing to do...

:o])


9 posted on 03/03/2012 12:34:02 PM PST by Monkey Face (Stop repeat offenders. Don't re-elect them!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
All candidates have to be working animals. That eliminates congress critters right off.

That's one of the first things I noticed. LOL
10 posted on 03/03/2012 12:51:05 PM PST by khelus
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To: khelus
$180 if fees to 'adopt' a rescue dog???

That is astounding.

I'm pretty damned sure I could look around and get a stray for free.

11 posted on 03/03/2012 1:03:23 PM PST by diogenes ghost
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To: khelus

Why not? The mayor of Lajitas, TX, has been a beer drinking goat named Clay Henry as long as I can remember.


12 posted on 03/03/2012 1:09:39 PM PST by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: diogenes ghost
... I'm pretty damned sure I could look around and get a stray for free.

The fee likely includes the cost of vetting, altering, feeding, housing, care, and screening potential adopters.

I've taken in both a stray dog and stray cats. Vetting and altering is not cheap. Don't forget TCRAS is a no kill shelter, so they house and care for their animals until a forever home is found.


13 posted on 03/03/2012 1:12:42 PM PST by khelus
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To: TheOldLady

I refuse to use Paypal, too.
What’s wrong with mailing them a check or putting a buck in an envelope and mailing it to them?


14 posted on 03/03/2012 1:29:29 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: khelus
Nakai for Mayor
Photobucket
15 posted on 03/03/2012 1:44:09 PM PST by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: khelus; All

Vote for the Mayor of Divide
February 1st - April 3rd

The nine candidates are:

- Ashley (dog)|
- Dante (dog)
- Jade (bird)
- Nakai (wolf)
- Squirt (dog)
- Tarzan (goat)
- Vader (dog)
- Walter (cat)
- Zack (dog)

To see all the candidates and vote, click here:
http://www.tcrascolorado.com/index.php?page=poster

$1.00 per vote.

Mailing Address
PO Box 904
Divide, CO 80814

Telephone: (719) 686-7707
Fax: (719) 686-7428
E-mail: office@tcrascolorado.com

http://www.tcrascolorado.com/index.php?page=contact-us

.


16 posted on 03/03/2012 1:44:19 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
...ants/termites work hard. :-\

17 posted on 03/03/2012 1:53:20 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: All

The wolf, donkey and cat are far ahead.


18 posted on 03/03/2012 1:59:51 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

Yes, I got their address, and I’m going to send a check. No more paypal, ever. I’ll pay more to avoid paypal.


19 posted on 03/03/2012 6:30:39 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Not too charismatic, though.


20 posted on 03/03/2012 6:48:36 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
"Not too charismatic, though."
in the mammalian sense, no...
heck-of-better-than bacterial forms
of life...think liberal democrat

21 posted on 03/03/2012 8:39:41 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Dems are viruses - they have to parasitize others to reproduce.


22 posted on 03/03/2012 11:50:49 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: khelus


23 posted on 03/04/2012 12:06:32 AM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: Slings and Arrows
"dems are viruses - they have to parasitize others to reproduce"
that's a apt description; in so many ways &/ forms.
politically.. economically.. socially.. the entire spectrum. :-*

24 posted on 03/04/2012 2:59:56 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: Slings and Arrows
"dems are viruses - they have to parasitize others."
that would make a great tagline. :-P

25 posted on 03/04/2012 3:04:43 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Use it with my blessing.


26 posted on 03/04/2012 3:10:13 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: khelus

I’ll bet those critters love their country more than the Commander-In-Chief does. They are certainly smarter than the Veep.


27 posted on 03/05/2012 9:12:01 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: TexasRepublic
I’ll bet those critters love their country more than the Commander-In-Chief does. They are certainly smarter than the Veep.

No question. Plus these critters all have real jobs.

Do you remember when Morris the cat ran for president? 1988 and 1992. He'd have been a lot better than Clinton.


28 posted on 03/05/2012 12:48:36 PM PST by khelus
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To: patriot08; TheOldLady

Good to see others who refuse to use paypal. What a miserable outfit they are.


29 posted on 05/06/2012 7:48:35 PM PDT by ladyjane
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