July 3, 2015
This flag flew over the institution of slavery.
This flag warred against America and lost.
This flag is waved today by people wanting to cut off a section of America for themselves.
This flag is waved by some people in open defiance of America.
This flag is flown by people proud of their heritage.
This flag largely supported the Confederacy in the mid 1800’s.
July 1, 2015
As we all know now, we finally have a budget passed and signed by the Governor, after the Democrat Party drug their feet, forcing the legislature into two special sessions as they did what they could to force more taxes on the people, even though they were not needed any time soon.
Typical conduct of tax & spend Democrats, we know.
But I was simply astonished at the hutzpah shown by Governor Inslee and the Washington State Democrats as shortly after signing the budget, I received an email wherein it is seen Inslee and Democrats steal all credit for the Republican budget as if it were theirs all along.
June 27, 2015
June 27, 2015, Sheriff Joe Arpaio spoke in Salem, Oregon on behalf of the Oregon Republican Party. Throughout his speech, hecklers and Liberal hatemongers tried to drown him out so those that came to hear him could not.
After the speech, Sheriff Arpaio walked over to meet with protesters and speak with them. The video below, posted on facebook by DQ Nanke reveals the “civility” we usually see from Liberal hatemongers. Language warning
And Lefty Lou whines about Don Benton not shaking his hand and allegedly saying he is a scumbag?
June 25, 2015
Earlier in the month, the Lazy C saw fit to publish a series of Letters to the Editor condemning the actions of officials in killing off the CRC light rail project.
“Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, has burned any and all bridges when it comes to starting a new dialogue about the construction of a new Interstate 5 Bridge.”
“There is solid evidence that Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, worked hard to kill the Columbia River Crossing project because she was opposed to light rail coming into Vancouver.”
“The most important reason to build a new Columbia River bridge is safety. When the big earthquake strikes this area, the bridge will collapse and many people will die. An eastern bridge won’t help.”
June 24, 2015
“American by Birth, Southern by the Grace of God”
I have no idea of the origin of the above saying, it has been around for a very long time and likely adapted from some other saying. But, it pretty much sums up the deep feelings of many Americans born and raised in the Southern States of America.
It also is a target of much ridicule from many Americans born and raised in the Northern States who simply do not understand the attitudes and feelings of those many Southerners with their attachment to their birthplace.
Nowhere can this be better seen than in the last few days as following the murder of nine innocent people at a Church in Charleston South Carolina and the focus being placed on a small flag representing the Confederacy in many people’s minds.
June 20, 2015
I guess not unexpected to see the local Democrat Party mouthpiece jump on board the “Ban The Confederate Flag” nonsense stirred up after the horrific shooting and murder of 9 innocent people at the AME Church in Charleston. After all, they subscribe to several hate rants fostered by Liberals.
But I also couldn’t help but notice the lone comment under their article (at the time of this writing) and the seething hatred contained it, a liberals means of combating hate by being even more hateful.
Fran Hammond · Top Commenter · Vancouver, Washington who says: “Those refusing to voice their view on this issue have already let all know where they stand. They are pandering to their bigoted ‘conservative’ base.”
June 18, 2015
Once again, senseless tragedy has struck and nine innocent people lie dead in Charleston South Carolina where after sitting with parishioners for an hour last evening, 21-year old Dylann Roof opened fire, killing nine people.
Motive for the shooting remains unknown at this writing, but already we hear reports of he sported an apartheid flag on a shirt in a photo and drove around with a Confederate Flag on his car. That flag is not unusual in South Carolina and both Whites and Blacks have been seen sporting it, mostly Whites I will admit.
Of course since the shooter is White, that plays lead in many stories.
June 17, 2015
As everybody in Clark and Multnomah Counties saw, the Wednesday, June 17, 2005 commute was a mess, a real nightmare as once again, a Semi Truck accident closed the bridge in the early hours of the morning.
As has happened before, traffic had to be diverted several miles east to the Glenn Jackson Bridge to cross the Columbia River, causing a massive traffic back-up for several miles for commuters.
Almost immediately we heard the cries of supporters of the now comatose CRC light rail project of how certain people were to blame not approving that light rail project, as if somehow magically, forcing light rail a few blocks into our community would have prevented a driver from drifting too far to the right, striking the bridge and rolling over.
June 16, 2015
Received in email today, shared by request, for your information;
“Bill Turlay, Vancouver City Council, Position 6, candidate announces a non-partisan meet and greet fundraising event to be held on Thursday, June 18th. This event will be held at Goldie’s BBQ, 15640 NE 4th Plain Road between 5 and 7 PM. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Bill at 608.4689.”
If for no other reason, stop in for some of the best Barbecue to be had in Clark County. Goldie’s Texas Style BBQ can’t be beat.
June 8, 2015
I tried to warn you this charter was folly last year, but you didn’t listen. You just had to have it in your effort to undo the 2012 election, instead of just waiting to next year and mounting a formidable campaign to vote those you dislike out.
Now, thanks to the charter, you face the likelihood of one of those you hate the most and wrote the charter in hopes of neutering, having more power than ever over the next four years.
June 6, 2015
In what seems like forever, we have heard “a good man is hard to find.” In many ways that is true and the world needs more good men that lead their families and raise their children beside their wives, caring and nurturing for them.
But like all other humans, good men do not remain forever and for any number of reasons, leave us too soon.
We lost just such a man in recent weeks that served his country, was a guiding beacon to his family and served others long after removing his uniform.
June 1, 2015
From Townhall.com (language warning)
“A house divided against itself cannot stand.”
Having grown up in a Southern Democrat, prejudiced household where I was told fallacies about Blacks, fallacies that I rejected decades ago, I have to admit I never personally heard such hateful rhetoric from any of those older White people that were prejudiced so much against Blacks, although I do have to admit it existed with some Whites, what with bombings and lynchings back then.
I call B.S. on Black people cannot be racist! Thankfully, I highly doubt these people in the video are representative of the Black race as a whole. But, they surely are not helping any relations between us all.
May 23, 2015
If the name Lindsey Stone does not ring a bell, allow me a moment to refresh your memory.
Lindsey Stone and her friend Jamie Schuh are self professed “douchebag’s” that posted a photo of Ms. Stone on facebook of her very disrespectful pose at Arlington National Cemetery back in 2012.
The action caused an outrage nationwide, resulting her losing her job, being nationally shamed and even to the point of receiving death threats, that final action I disagree with.
Most of us put her disrespect behind us and she seemed to fade off into obscurity, which probably would have been the best thing for her to do.
May 16, 2015
Mary Benton Campaign Website
Received in email today and posted for your information, believe it or don’t. As with other announcements posted, this should not be considered in support of or in opposition to. Posted solely for your information.
Yesterday my wife Mary dropped a bombshell on me. She filed her papers to be a candidate for the County Council. I am certain many folks will believe that I orchestrated her candidacy. Nothing could be further from the truth. I went to work Friday morning thinking she had decided against it, but Mary has always believed in community service and now that Austin (our youngest) is going off to college she feels she will have the time to devote to making Clark County a better place to live.
May 15, 2015
I previous posted the News Release of Scott Dalesandro running for Port of Vancouver Commissioner. I was previously told by his son, Mike, current Battle Ground City Council Member, that he too was considering throwing his hat in the ring and run for the newly created position of Clark County Council Chair.
The following information is Mike Dalesandro’s announcement of running and is not to be considered support. As previously stated, this blog will not be supporting nor opposing any candidates this election.
Mike Dalesandro for Clark Council Chair
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday May 15, 2015
Contact: Mike Dalesandro, (360) 949-6328
May 12, 2015
Reminiscent of the failure of the CRC
May 9, 2015
Meet Don Charles Steinke, well known in Clark County as an anti-fossil fuel activist. Don is sincere in his activism and is well spoken and well versed in his one point of view.
First, my apologies to Don for singling him out, but I also know he has been chomping at the bit for a chance to spread his message here. A message I personally feel is somewhat misguided.