There is little doubt that the Lazy C, legally known as the Columbian, the unofficial daily newsletter for the Democrat Party is one of the poorest excuses for a newspaper seen. Their bias reeks as does their contradictions in articles often published.
It’s not unheard of to see one article one day boasting of home values increasing followed the next day by foreclosures increasing. With Democrats largely in control over the past few years, the Lazy C spared little ink to try to convince readers how well off they were, even though they obviously weren’t.
Now we see them setting a new record in bashing of a Republican with some 24 articles in a week blasting State Sen. Don Benton (R 17) along with Clark County Commissioners Tom Mielke and David Madore, both elected by wide margins just this past November.
Even though the Lazy C admitted their act was legal and within the confines of a Commissioner’s duty, the two hiring 5 term Sen. Benton to also head up the County’s Environmental Department as set the Lazy C on a rampage as they have spent the last week whipping some people into a lynch mob frenzy over the hiring.
Their hiring of Benton is intended to restore some balance between overbearing environment regulation and our local economy in order to see more jobs created and more middle class families returning to work earning decent wages, Clark County now surpassing the fourth straight year of double digit unemployment.
But since the three all are critical of the most expensive boondoggle to perpetrated upon this county and considering the governor issued marching orders of “increase the decibels,” since he to favors further burdening the struggling middle class to pay for the project nobody wants, the three men in Clark County working the hardest to help the middle class in our country recover must go.
Two articles appearing the online edition of the Lazy C this evening strike at the heart of this.
First, we see yet another hit job against the Conservative County Commissioners as we read of pathetic ex-mayor, the one most responsible for our community being in such an economic downturn by his public/private spending projects and who began pushing this overly expensive Columbia River Crossing project on the community leading an effort to recall the two recently elected commissioners.
Royce Pollard arrogantly approached the County Commissioners at the Tuesday Meeting adding his vitriol and ill-manners to those who fell for the Lazy C’s hit jobs all week. Pollard called Commissioner Mielke “stupid,” then accused both of breaking the law and labeled their hiring of Benton as “bullshit.”
Pollard then organized an effort to have them both recalled, he hopes to have them, and their opposition to the CRC removed from office.
But he fails to say what laws were broken since even the Lazy C admitted they acted within their confines. He now “assumes” the two met in private and with absolutely no proof or any evidence, other than his own aging deluded mind, wants them removed from office.
The Lazy C is only too happy to continue with the lynch mob frenzy by covering this.
Oddly enough, the very article appearing about the recall hit piece says, “Twice as many people at risk of homelessness in county. Numbers surge as recession-era aid ends”
Leave it to the Lazy C and a scumbag ex-mayor thrown out of office 4 years ago to let egos overrule common sense and demand the removal of the three people trying to get the middle class back to work to help them stay in their homes at a time they are once again being faced with homelessness.
Pollard did nothing but pile up the bills for the middle class to pay while he ran the city and committed us to Billions more in debt to pay for a financially failing light rail system to be forced upon the community.
Pollard, a Democrat went along with just about every environmental scheme brought to him, even if it threw middle class people out of work. He did not care.
We even read of Democrats efforts in the upcoming special session to “tax the pants off of the middle class” would eliminate 9,800 private-sector jobs, according to a Washington Policy Center assessment.
And the Lazy C is letting it slip that as they support ousting the people fighting the hardest to ward that off and get middle class families working, citizens are twice as likely to be homeless soon in our county.
This is pure madness on their part.
Yes, they have spewed hatred of Don Benton since he was first elected and have rarely said anything supportive of either Mielke or Madore, but their blind hatred prevents them from seeing that the efforts of Mielke and Madore in hiring Benton is to head off such a disaster as a double increase in homelessness in Clark County.
But, that doesn’t matter, only carrying out their hate.