March 29, 2015
Once again, I seem to have raised the scorn of a few so-called Republicans for having the audacity to invite and approve the Columbian’s new County Government reporter, Katie Gillespie into the South West Washington Opinions facebook group.
The Columbian, better known by me as the Lazy C for the extreme lack of objectivity in political reporting, hired Gillespie to replace Stephanie Rice, one that did not have an objective bone in her body.
For a little background, it was also me that blasted Gillespie on my facebook page for quickly joining in on the C3G2 (Clark County Citizens for Good Governance) facebook group, a group that grew out of the failed recall effort of County Commissioners Madore & Mielke.
March 28, 2015
Received Mar. 28, 2015 by email
March 28, 2015
Once again, the Governor snuck into town with little or no fanfare, not even much prior notice, to “hear the need for the $83 Million Mill Plain I-5 exchange that nobody seems to know too much about.
Somebody knows, of course, but aren’t speaking very loudly.
Some speculate if the plan isn’t to piecemeal the failed CRC light rail project into place before the voters that have rejected every single funding mechanism are wise to it.
March 26, 2015
I can only imagine the uproar had Councilor Mielke, Sen Benton, Rep Pike or any conservative suggesting a trip to “Happy Hour” on closing out a speech, as did Mayor Leavitt at the 2015 State of the City speech?
Is that next drink what is important to the Mayor? Who really makes such a suggestion to an audience that also contains teenagers?
March 26, 2015
FWIW, I neither support nor oppose candidates this election. I defer all such actions to the self proclaimed better than me’s from the RPCCGOP.
Received in email this afternoon from Scott Dalesandro announcing his run for Vancouver Port Commissioner District 2
March 26, 2015
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
DALESANDRO ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR PORT COMMISSION
Scott Dalesandro announces his candidacy for the Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners, District 2. “The danger from oil trains is a real and serious situation for our community. We can do better. The Port is a strong economic engine that can bring good jobs to the region.” Dalesandro has over 40 years of logistics and transportation management experience and has closely followed Port operations for many years. “Now more than ever we need a voice on the board that has practical, industry-specific experience. If elected, I will work with my fellow commissioners and our community to ensure the Port operates safely, effectively, and with transparency.”
March 25, 2015
An unusually large spider disrupted the I-5 northbound commute as it held off traffic trying to cross the bridge into Clark County about two hours.
Light rail would not have made it across either, Rep. Moeller ;-)
March 22, 2015
Taken about 5:30 PM today, March 22, 2015 out my back door
March 6, 2015
Amusing to see more wailing and gnashing of teeth from haters on the left with their intolerance of our Congressionally approved National Motto being displayed in the County Services Building.
Today it is evidence of leftist hypocrisy in a letter from a Carrie Parks: Bullying behavior disturbing where it is claimed,
“I was appalled by the amount of bullying that I, and others on the anti-motto side, experienced during the three hearings that were held at the county council.”
“People in our group were told we were going to be ‘judged,’ with the implication that we would go to hell. Several people were told to leave the country. One man shouted and swore at one of our women, calling her names. Another was called a ‘wackadoodle’.”
March 5, 2015
Just a quick curious thought, considering that for once, the Lazy C gets it right in their editorial In Our View: Right to Work = Freedom (even a broken clock gets it right twice a day), and the usual slate of Liberal Democrat union lackey’s flock into the defend workers being forced to pay extortion in the form of union dues in order to hold a job.
But, considering that the Democrat Party employs people for various positions, what union represents their workers? Who do employees of the Democrat Party pay extortion to in order to work there?
Surely such a pro-union political party would gladly allow union representation for their paid employees, wouldn’t they?
See also: Keeping it classy
March 5, 2015
Seems hardly a day goes by that leftist twits bash oil companies and demonize oil, forgetting or ignoring the many benefits of the product.
Of late, we see them pushing hard to block recovery of it and even facilities to store and ship it to various destinations where it is transformed into any one of the many products we depend each day.
Hoquiam mayor calls for moratorium on all future oil facilities in city
Even locally we see efforts to deny the many family wage jobs that stand to be created: Vancouver extends moratorium on crude oil facilities
March 3, 2015
CNN reporting: House clears DHS bill for Obama
By a vote of 257-167, the House approved funding for the Department of Homeland Security that left Obama’s amnesty executive actions in place for illegal aliens.
Herrera Beutler voted Nay.
February 18, 2015
Kraig Blake is my nephews son and is in the fight of his life with Cystic Fibrosis and a lung infection from a very rare antibiotic resistant bacteria. His Mother has been forced to leave her job to be with Kraig as he travels for the needed care and it has drained their family funds.
How the infection and medications have changed Kraig over 5 months!
Below is a link where you can donate any amount if you are able and I know my nephew and his family will greatly appreciate any help.
Help Kraig Blake Kick Cystic Fibrosis
February 8, 2015
I have been amusingly watching the usual slate of haters going nuts over County Councilor Mielke’s proposal to post the National Motto, “In God We Trust” in the County Building.
Without getting too deep into it, my own view is more neutral in that I won’t lose any sleep one way or the other. But to see the reaction of those virulently opposed to the proposal, as if their lives will somehow cease should those words be displayed, is most amusing, considering I have yet to hear of a single one of them refusing to accept a single dollar of money, what with those same words prominently displayed on our money for over a century now.
Until they begin refusing to accept money, I see them as not having a leg to stand on!
January 27, 2015
Gun grabbers across the nation were elated at their ability to pull the wool over voters eyes in passing their ill-advised anti-gun measure, I-594 in Washington State by a fairly large margin in 2014.
Promoted as merely a simple background check requirement on private sales and well funded by out of state anti-gun interests, 18 pages of the most confusing words that even law enforcement opposed and has seen both the State Attorney General and the Dept. of Licensing shy away from offering guidance on quickly transformed into “just the first step” in what gun-grabbers erroneously label “common sense solutions” to gun violence.
“The first problem is to slow down the number of handguns being produced and sold in this country. The second problem is to get handguns registered. The final problem is to make possession of all handguns and all handgun ammunition–except for the military, police, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs, and licensed gun collectors–totally illegal.” (Richard Harris, “A Reporter at Large: Handguns,” New Yorker, July 26, 1976, p. 58.)
January 25, 2015
In my estimation and still early, a man well worth consideration as a Presidential candidate in 2016