Archive for ‘Clark County Issues’

November 27, 2014

BRT Lawsuit Filed

by lewwaters

Lawsuit GavelOnce again we witness a group of Clark County citizens filing a lawsuit against C-Tran over their moving ahead with plans for Bus Rapid Transit after voters overwhelmingly voted down a funding measure for construction of BRT.

Two years ago this blog raised the question Voters Slap Down CRC & C-TRAN, But Will It Matter? and wrote of subsequent efforts by C-Tran to Bypass Voters on BRT and LRT to see them moving ahead with an approval of BRT this past April.

I was not included in the loop on this lawsuit, only receiving copies of the Summons and Complaint with no explanation or background on it. But it is obvious that a familiar group of names got together to seek an attorney to file it.

November 24, 2014

Where’s the CCGOP A-Team?

by lewwaters

Dems, Shooting own footNow that the elections are over and I am sticking to my former position of letting this new Clark County GOP carry the ball, since they engaged in a months long smear of me and this blog for exposing their dirty, underhanded tactics as well as deemed this blog “irrelevant,” I can’t help but notice besides blustering how they swept the elections due to their “reforms,” where are they now on daily matters of importance the Lazy C ignores?

While they boast “Instead of just hanging 50 signs per square mile and writing a lot of comments on Facebook and blogs that only preach to a very small choir, this version of the CCRP is employing a ‘ground game,’ where are they informing people of what is happening?

Opposition to the Oil Terminal grows, there was a forum held at the Library on climate change, Inslee is talking of increasing taxes and implementing his “green” program, light rail from Portland is again being discussed and more.

November 10, 2014

Updated: Hate To Say ‘I Told You So’

by lewwaters

Dog FrustrationIn the November 10, 2014 Lazy C: CRC lingers in long-range plans

Ask yourself, why didn’t they admit any of this BEFORE the election where they pushed for a transformation in county government?

This blog was among the few that shined light on the Home Rule Charter effort being in part to resurrect the comatose CRC light rail project. While others focused on claims of diluting the Commissioners to councilors and gerrymandering of districts in hopes of benefiting the left, this blog focused on motives of the effort.

In part, that effort was to undo the 2012 election to oust two conservative Commissioners that stood in the way of the CRC light rail project at the behest of the citizens of Clark County. It grew out of an effort to recall them that was unwarranted.

November 5, 2014

Chuck Atkins Victory Speech

by lewwaters

A happy Chuck Atkins, Sheriff Elect for Clark County Washington, thanks supporters and well wishers as he learns he holds a significant lead over opponent, Shane Gardner. Lead-in by Maria Rodriguez Salazar.

November 4, 2014

Atkins Campaign Announces Winning

by lewwaters

More video of Chuck’s win forthcoming

Congratulations to Sheriff Elect Chuck Atkins and many thanks to his opponent, Shane Gardner for a good campaign.

November 4, 2014

For Election Results

by lewwaters

I VotedI won’t be posting on results this evening as I will be away from my computer most of the evening. But, links below are being provided where you can read the results of local and state races as they are released. Results should be released after 8 pm.

For local results: http://results.vote.wa.gov/results/current/clark/

State and Congressional results: http://results.vote.wa.gov/results/current/

However the elections go this evening, we better begin remembering we are all Americans and ignore the efforts of bitter division separating us. We will never agree on everything nor should we. But the bitter battles and “my way or the highway” mentality seen far too long needs to come to a screeching halt, if we are to survive.

Good luck to all.

November 2, 2014

Two More Reasons Not To Vote for Craig Pridemore

by lewwaters

Alycia Nipp and Anna Svidersky.

Many may not remember or may be unaware, but in early 2009, a 13-year old girl was brutally stabbed to death by a level III repeat sex offender in Hazel Dell. Her name was Alycia Nipp.

The murder happened just a few blocks from my home and being a father myself of daughters, it hit close to home.

I shot off correspondence to every state official from Clark County demanding stricter sentencing and handling of these repeat offenders.

October 31, 2014

Don Benton & Lars Larson on Home Rule Charter

by lewwaters

From the Lars Larson Oct. 30, 2014 show, Lars and Don Benton discuss the Clark County Home Rule Charter.

Lars Larson can be heard on 101.1 FM KXL Portland, Oregon Monday-Friday 12n-4pm and on Freedom 970 AM from 6pm to 9pm or by visiting http://larslarson.com/

October 30, 2014

Monicaism

by lewwaters

Does she ever think before speaking?

October 29, 2014

Monica Stonier Sort Of Addresses Common Core

by lewwaters

From a March 26, 2014 Tele Town Hall held by Democrat 17th District Representative Monica Stonier (Washington State), addressing a question on Common Core. Well, sort of.

Is this the “Common Sense” she boasts of?

October 28, 2014

Shane Train Gets Desperate

by lewwaters

Shane Gardner, Madore Endorses AtkinsIs the Shane Train really so desperate that one of Gardner’s supporters ordered up a bunch of these signs then sets them up around town at Atkins signs and sets up a phony David Madore’s Friends page??

Do you want a Sheriff that is silent over such dirty, underhanded tactics from his supporters?

If he allows such dirty behavior now, how much dirty behavior will he ignore as Sheriff?

Atkins is also endorsed by Mayor Tim Leavitt, former Mayor Royce Pollard, and Tony Golik. It is said that the signs were purchased by a young Democrat named Pond that also set up the phony facebook page, David Madore’s Friends.

UPDATE: I am now informed that Pond has been placing these signs at other Republican candidates signs as well as Vote No on the Charter signs.

October 27, 2014

Side by Side, Atkins & Gardner

by lewwaters

Atkins - Gardner

There really is just one choice, Chuck Atkins

October 25, 2014

Meet Monica Stonier

by lewwaters

Vote for Lynda Wilson and let’s restore sanity in Olympia

October 25, 2014

Why Vote for Jeanne Stewart Over Craig Pridemore?

by lewwaters

Pridemore ScowlIt is widely known and acknowledged that during her entire 12 years on the Vancouver City Council, Ms. Stewart sided with citizens over special interests and was her own person, not following anybody’s lead or pressures from downtown special interests.

On the other hand we have Craig Pridemore jumping from office to office, consistently following party line and obediently obeying downtown special interests.

Here are the highlights of Pridemore’s career. Pridemore has voted for, or spoke in favor of (see attached files for details here and here):

October 22, 2014

Stunning Admission from Charter Yes!

by lewwaters

As this blog and others have been saying, the Home Rule Charter has absolutely nothing to do with any so-called “Good Governance,” but is wholly about Commissioner Madore, now admitted to in Charter Yes latest ad

It is ludicrous to want to change government every time someone wins an election you do not like. We would never have any sort of government.

You can save Clark County from this Democrat power grab by voting NO on the Home Rule Charter

October 21, 2014

Is the Mayor in Violation of Council Policy?

by lewwaters

Pridemore, Leavitt 'splain

October 21, 2014

Kimsey’s Dishonest Sleight of Hand on Home Rule Charter.

by lewwaters

Greg KimseyClark County Auditor Greg Kimsey is well known to be a staunch supporter of this Home Rule Charter nonsense born out of the effort to recall County Commissioners Mielke and Madore over the hiring of Don Benton.

I have respected Greg for many years, even when I disagreed with him. But his words left on Madore’s facebook page leave me questioning is he is even due that respect.

In a post on the 2014 Voters Pamphlet having an additional two pages promoting the charter, when there is not an equal 2 pages provided for those opposing the charter, Kimsey said;

October 19, 2014

Craig Pridemore, A Very Bad Choice

by lewwaters

Craig Pridemore, former County Commissioner, Former Congressional Candidate, former State Senator, Former State Auditor Candidate, former State Employee for the Dept of Licensing, trying to return to a seat on the Clark County Commission displays why he is just too Liberal to be returned to the County Commission.

October 18, 2014

Mayor Leavitt, “Gutless & Spineless?”

by lewwaters

Leavitt 5The Lazy C was sure to boast of Mayor Tim ‘the Liar’ Leavitt boycotting the recent Keynote speech Lt. Gen. Boykin, cowering from complaints by pro-Muslim group CAIR.

It turns out that the event ended up selling out after Levitt’s cowardly boycott, joined in by fellow Vancouver City Council Members, Larry J. Smith (Colonel, ret, US Army Ranger) and Anne McEnerny Ogle. Video of the General’s speech can be seen here.

General Boykin, ever the gentleman and appreciative of Leavitt’s avoiding the speech and possibly distracting him, thanked him and CAIR both very publicly on his facebook page this evening.

October 17, 2014

13th Annual Prayer Breakfast Keynote Speech

by lewwaters

For those unable to attend, the full Keynote speech given by “controversial” Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin (US Army ret.) at the 13th Annual Clark County Mayors and Civic Leaders Prayer Breakfast in Vancouver, Washington, Oct. 17, 2014 and boycotted by Mayor Tim ‘the Liar’ Leavitt and Vancouver City Council Members, Larry J. Smith (Col. US Army ret.) and Ann McEnerny Ogle.

The Prayer Breakfast faced a brief protest staged by a group of Liberal Democrats opposed to the War Hero speaking as the audience assembled, organized by a group calling themselves “Stand on the Side of Tolerance.”

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