• It seems nearly impossible to fathom that someone as brilliant and funny as Robin Williams could be so tortured emotionally that he takes himself out of the human race. Yet, last week, one by one, each of us across the whole globe, fixed our attention on the sad news of this beloved actor’s suicide. Sometimes, a blip of news in the vast sea of information we are bombarded with daily, seems to slap us so hard in the face that we can almost hear the collective groan rippling through space and time. Then we all try our best to reckon with reality. And what a devastating reality Robin Williams’ death reveals - that someone who, by his very nature, brought

    Aug 26,
  • At 3:59pm today, the Open Access Petition group submitted 1,195 new signatures collected over the past 10 days. That is TWO MORE than the 1193 voters the city disenfranchised by invalidating their signatures on Nov 17th. The total number of signatures gathered from both drives is 4,633. Because people were required to sign again, there are now duplicate signatures in the petition.

    Nov 28,
  • As soon as your Thanksgiving time is complete, LetPBDecide.com need your help. Please go to our List of Invalidated Signatures and look for anyone you know. Contact them and have them call us at 686-1124 and leave their name & phone number...we will arrange to have a driver come to them to resign the petition. If you don't think they will mind, you can call us and leave their information. Use Facebook, use twitter, use Google, the phone book...whatever way you can to get this message out there for us. Thanks, Brian

    Nov 24,
  • Becker was asked about being removed from the City Council meeting on November 21st, “I apologized to the mayor for speaking out of turn, but my wife, Toni, told the Council that each of her petition signatures were stapled to the full page of text of the petition. Mr Duncan said he didn’t know that to be true. He kept parsing words, saying my wife lied, and then repeatedly and condescendingly would say ‘‘I’m not calling you a liar.’ In my frustration I defended my wife and the City Manager kicked me out.”

    Nov 22,
  • Brian Becker, owner of SEMO.net, filed a lawsuit in Butler County on Friday asking the courts to uphold the rights of 1193 Poplar Bluff citizens who signed the petition but had their names invalidated by the City Clerk and CIty Attorney. The City Attorney wrote in a letter dated November 17, that the City Clerk had invalidated over signatures because the full text of the ordinance was not on every page of signatures. The suit alleges that the state statues “requires that signature pages be attached to such a copy of the full correct text of the petition. Mr. Becker complied with this requirement as indicated by staple holes in the various pages. They were separated only for the purposed

    Nov 22,
  • The city of Poplar Bluff has decided to invalidate 1200 signatures. Those include any that were mailed in and over 1100 who signed a petition where the first page was the language of the ordinance and the 2nd and 3rd pages were stapled to it with lines for 20 names. Though we are convinced that the City has violated Missouri Law, we only have 10 days to correct this or our entire petition is thrown out. HELP US get this done. Go to

    Nov 21,

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