Archive for ‘Clark County Issues’

April 17, 2015

What Happened To The “Spirit of Comradeship?”

by lewwaters

Then General of the Army (Five Star) Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe, expressed some lofty goals immediately after the Allied Victory in World War II that served us quite well, for a time.

Below are his opening remarks to an October 1945 film, The True Glory commissioned by the US Office of War Information and the British Ministry of Information, “documenting the victory on the Western Front, from Normandy to the collapse of the Third Reich.”

I have to ask, what happened?

April 12, 2015

Cleveland Still Doesn’t Get It!

by lewwaters

Cleveland 3Annette Cleveland, Democrat 49th Legislative District State Senator once again fires and misses the target! In an op-ed published by the Lazy C, pertaining to renewed efforts to engage Oregon in discussions on alleviating traffic congestion on the overcrowded I-5 corridor, she once again spews her misguided view.

“As we consider any renewed effort to come up with a plan to replace the dangerous Interstate 5 Bridge, it is imperative that we apply the lessons of the more than 10-year effort to build the Columbia River Crossing,” Cleveland writes.

She continues, “First, we learned that a decade-long process of designs, plans and public meetings can be derailed at the 11th hour, wasting millions of dollars already spent and leaving hundreds of millions of federal dollars on the table. We can’t afford to squander taxpayer dollars like that.”

March 29, 2015

Yes, I Invited Katie Gillespie

by lewwaters
Katie Gillespie

Katie Gillespie

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

Inslee Tipped His Hand

by lewwaters

Inslee 002Once 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

Dalesandro Announces Candidacy for Port Commissioner

by lewwaters

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

Spider Freezes Traffic

by lewwaters

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.

I-5 Spider

Light rail would not have made it across either, Rep. Moeller ;-)

March 6, 2015

Hypocrite Judging Hypocrite

by lewwaters

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’.”

February 25, 2015

Lesson Learned

by lewwaters

February 8, 2015

In ??? We Trust (Updated)

by lewwaters

Moses 10 CommandmentsI 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!

February 2, 2015

The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made

by lewwaters

January 27, 2015

I-594, Confusing, Unenforceable and Held Hostage by One Democrat!

by lewwaters
Laurie Jinkins

Laurie Jinkins

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 22, 2015

Is There An Echo Around Here?

by lewwaters

Simply amazing to read in the Lazy C from one of America’s wealthiest individuals, Ken Fisher of Fisher Investments;

He advocated for embracing the non-urban nature of Southwest Washington, and urged local leaders not to tie themselves to Portland as they develop the community.

Portland may be trendy, but Southwest Washington is less concerned with taste and style, and more concerned with the “real” world, he said.

“I’ve got a lot of class and all of it’s low. I got a lot of taste and all of it’s bad. I see all these people who suffer from inferiority complexes who want to go and be a foodie in Portland. I will do that when I’m dragged across the river,” Fisher said, in a characteristically dry dig at urban America.

Let Portland be Portland, you guys be you,” he continued, winning applause from the crowd.

January 4, 2015

Police: Deserving of Our Support and Cooperation

by lewwaters

Police Lives MatterIt appears that it has become more popular than ever to smear and oppose the Police Officers in our country for doing the very job we hired them to do. In this bloggers opinion, that is not just folly but completely wrong.

Don’t get me wrong, there are bad officers that let the job go to their heads and some that should not be on the force, but I also feel that although they are a small minority, they receive the bulk of media attention.

Then too, of late it seems the media has gone out of their way to smear good Cops for acting properly, such as we saw in Ferguson, Missouri in recent months. It is the media that has joined in the fervor of anti-Police smears, often running erroneous claims and feeding those that claim to be “protesters.”

Most disturbing to me is seeing an increasing anti-Police rhetoric on Republican websites, or by those claiming to be Conservative that has wormed their way into the Republican Party.

December 30, 2014

Saying Goodbye to 2014

by lewwaters

Fireworks 3Another year is coming to a close and in spite of efforts by operatives from the Clark County R3publicans, the little blog performed well again, exceeding 100,000 views in the year. A summary provided by WordPress can be viewed at Annual Review.

2014 was a year of revelations to me, many I wish I hadn’t seen that have left me very distrustful of some elected officials I previously supported. One of the bigger disappointments was hearing very early in the year of a new media source forming that would fill the void left by the Lazy C and not seeing it materialize, but amount to little more than a facebook page.

Be that as it may, 2015 is before us with many unknowns that only time will reveal.

Happy New Year to one and all. I sincerely hope you all have a great 2015 where you prosper and thrive.

December 27, 2014

Of Lefty Lou and Blake Washburn, a Tale of Two Editors

by lewwaters

HeraldEverybody is familiar with Lazy C editor, Lefty Lou Brancaccio and his ongoing obsession against two County Commissioners as well as a State Senator being named to head the County’s Department of Environmental Services, revealed of late twice weekly in Lefty’s tangents masquerading as editorials.

Lefty, to my knowledge, has never revealed an end goal in his screeds, other than to see these few people out of office and replaced by some more to the liking of the downtown mafia that tried desperately to stick the middle class in Clark County with Billions of dollars in debt for extending Portland’s financially troubled light rail into our community and that by all appearances, plans to resurrect that folly.

Even many on the left that share in Lefty’s disdain of the right groan at the weekly tedious, redundant tirades, many leaving comments to that effect under them.

December 21, 2014

Don’t Break Your Arm, Lefty

by lewwaters

Back Pat 2As expected, since County Commissioner Jeanne Stewart cast the vote defeating Commissioner Mielke’s ordinance, the Lazy C’s Lefty Lou Brancaccio can’t help but crow as if he and that dumbass coffee cup of his were responsible.

Let us recall that it was Lefty and his cronies that did everything they could to see her not win the election. And, they nearly succeeded.

I had no opinion on the ordnance itself, so how the vote went did not matter to me.

December 17, 2014

What Happens With the “Will of the Voters?”

by lewwaters

C-TranIt is well known that the Lazy C and editor Lefty Lou are total hypocrites when to comes to matters and issues affecting our community. We have seen far too many times they support neglecting the “will of the voters” to move ahead with something in spite of public opposition.

But we also see when it is what they and the downtown mafia want, such as the Home Rule Charter and the recent ordinance proposed by County Commissioner Mielke, they fall back on “will of the voters” that passed the Home Rule Charter to oppose the ordinance that was defeated just yesterday.

But, over the years, that “will of the voters” did not seem to matter as repeatedly, voters rejected any proposal funding CRC light rail and BRT down Fourth Plain, just to mention two.

December 16, 2014

Is Jeanne Stewart Still Just a “Madore Lackey?”

by lewwaters

Madore & StewartI am sure readers will recall the demeaning claims made against Jeanne E. Stewart in her successful campaign for Clark County Commissioner this year against Democrat, Craig Pridemore.

Even the Lazy C and Lefty Lou couldn’t resist piling on her and tying her to County Commissioner David Madore, hated nearly as much as is Sen. Don Benton.

Nowhere were the smears against her seen more than by comments on the facebook C3G2 hate site as commenters piled it on. From their page, a small sampling of what we saw;

December 15, 2014

Lynda Wilson: A Winning Strategy

by lewwaters

A look back at the campaign by the campaign of Lynda Wilson, 17th Legislative District Representative (R) on her defeat of the incumbent Democrat, Monica Stonier.

December 15, 2014

Lazy C Pegs Hypocrisy Scale ….. Again!

by lewwaters

Tits on a bullLeave it to the blight on our community, the local daily mouthpiece for the Democrat Party better known hereabouts as the “Lazy C” to always show us what true hypocrisy looks like. Under the leadership of Lefty Lou, they never fail to show complete and utter hypocrisy as they work towards implementing a one-party rule under the leftists.

The Monday, Dec 15, 2014 “In Our View” editorial gives us an excellent example of just that.

I’m not going to delve too much on the actual subject, County Commissioner Tom Mielke’s proposal to “prevent County Administrator Mark McCauley from consolidating or eliminating any of the departments as he assumes new power as county manager when the charter goes into effect Jan. 1” as that issue will be settled soon after a public hearing and open discussion between the County Commissioners.

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