December 14, 2014
First and foremost, Lou, lay off the retard pills!
Now, let’s get some things out in the open, shall we?
Your management of the local Pravda has done more harm to this community than anything I can think of. Your rants disdain and hostility towards those who dare believe differently than you reduces your “editorial talents” to that of a schoolyard bully.
Yes, I said B-U-L-L-Y!!
December 7, 2014
As most realize, today, December 7 is what has been known as “the date that will live in infamy” due to the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor back in 1941 that thrust the United States into World War Two.
It is a day to be remembered and has been remembered since.
Locally, there is a yearly Remembrance hosted by the Sons & Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors to keep the memory alive, what with survivors of that fateful day being short in number now due to age.
December 4, 2014
The dust from the 2014 election has barely settled as we now see allegations of wrongdoing on the part of County Auditor, Greg Kimsey from the Clark County R3publicans and calls for an injunction to be filed to stop the restructuring of the C-Tran Board of Directors from the Clark County Commissioners.
As can be expected, sides are forming both supporting and blasting the moves from the left and the right, with finger pointing, cries of sour grapes, accolades for the effort and even cries of hypocrisy.
I am not a part of either side in this, but let me say at the outset that I lost all respect I once had for Greg Kimsey in how he supported the Home Rule Charter, though I am not convinced it rises to any illegal activity. That will be left up to the State Attorney General to determine as County Prosecutor Tony Golik has rightfully referred the matter upstairs over his own conflict of interest in the matter or the appearance of such.
December 1, 2014
To a lot of younger people today, the sudden attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 is just a note in history. A note that I am sure many think has no relevance on their lives today.
They couldn’t be more wrong. With the attack launching us onto World War Two and the all out effort to defeat the Axis powers, not only was our own freedoms preserved, but former enemies that we defeated came to enjoy freedoms and became our partners.
There have been efforts since the attack at controversy. Claims of advance knowledge of it coming, allowing it to happen, even that then President Roosevelt provoked Japan into attacking us (sound familiar, Ron Paulies?)
I doubt much of that mattered that peaceful Sunday morning to the men and women that were abruptly thrust into war by the surprise attack, though.
December 1, 2014
If you ever needed evidence of how inept the local blight on the community, the Columbian, better known as the Lazy C, really is, you will find it in their In Our View column of Monday, Dec 1, 2014.
Imagine, they believe they have the pull to make demands of select elected individuals, primarily County Commissioner Jeanne E. Stewart.
They state, “New commissioner Stewart must prove to residents she’s no one’s puppet”
Can you recall any other elected official being given that demand?
Not Liar Leavitt, Steve Stuart, Betty Sue Morris or any left wing twit ever elected.
November 29, 2014
After Lefty’s usual token Thanksgiving editorial and the praise of his beautiful daughter, we see nothing of any real value. He should have stuck with praising his daughter and just left it at that.
But that is not Lefty as he tries to convince what few readers he still has of his relevancy. A relevancy he seems worried about.
I say worried because of you drop down to the end of his screed you read, “It’s true, we don’t have as many print readers as we used to. But when you include our social media numbers, it’s actually pretty close.”
It doesn’t dawn on him that delivering such an inferior product as we see daily in the Lazy C, many former readers have left seeking objective, balanced reporting elsewhere, no longer buying the paper he writes for and manages.
November 27, 2014
Once 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
Now 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
The latest from the great kids at Tussing Elementary School
If you are on facebook, please like their page at Positive American Music
Many thanks to Michael Souders and those wonderful third grade children in his school
November 10, 2014
In 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
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
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
I 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
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
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
Does she ever think before speaking?
October 29, 2014
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
Is 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
There really is just one choice, Chuck Atkins
October 25, 2014
Vote for Lynda Wilson and let’s restore sanity in Olympia