October 17, 2014
This time four years ago, our local newspaper of record pulled out all of the stops in their effort to smear and denigrate then County Assessor candidate, Peter Van Nortwick. They spared little ink accusing him of engaging in “attack dog campaigning” which he masterfully turned around on them, walking through the Hazel Dell Parade of Bands blaring out the song, “Who Let The Dogs Out.”
Editor ‘Lefty’ Lou Brancaccio went after him over a past divorce accusing him of not being able to get along with others.
The Lazy C even tried tying him to then private citizen, now County Commissioner David Madore as well as the much hated State Senator from the 17th district, Republican Don Benton.
Their efforts failed and Peter Van Nortwick easily sailed to victory by a 5% margin, over 6,500 votes.
October 17, 2014
It is your rights at stake. I-594 will not do anything to decrease crime or keep illegal guns out of the hands of criminals. Criminals do not follow the law, what makes anybody believe they will follow this law?
Vote No on I-594
October 16, 2014
By now, most people in the country realize what a total failure Obama has been. Ebola threatening to spread, the Middle East coming unglued with ISIS beheading and murdering throughout the region, the national debt reaching $18 Trillion, participation in the labor force at an all-time low and so much more.
In fact, even many Democrats seem to feel he has become completely disconnected with several distancing themselves in hopes of winning reelection in a year that looks like may become a complete route for Republicans again.
According to Monica Stonier, back in 2008, she was completely enamored with and declared dedication to Obama, as evidenced below;
October 15, 2014
30 odd years is a long time to be in office.
Time for a fresh outlook, Time for Lauren Colas:
October 15, 2014
A spoof written by Professor Robert Dean
Wizard of Oz, 1939 MGM
Betty Sue: (Sleepily) Mush! Mush! It’s all mush!
Betty Sue: (sitting up in bed with a start) Oh! Where am I?
October 13, 2014
Seriously, Democrats? What barrel did you scrap this one out of the bottom of?
October 12, 2014
This blog has repeatedly indicated how the editor of the local Daily Newsletter for the Democrat Party, the Columbian better known as the Lazy C, appears to be mentally challenged with some sort of disorder causing him to pay undo attention to only a few elected officials in the weekly Press Talk editorials.
Wondering whether or not I might be a little off in my estimation, I went back and looked through the archived editorials. Below are listed, by title, of a list of weekly editorials penned by Lefty that are either about or make a derogatory mention of one of the so-called “M&M Boys” or State Senator Don Benton (R 17).
I’ll leave it to readers to determine if Lefty has gone overboard in his denigrations since January 2012 when the County Commission majority changed to a more conservative majority.
October 12, 2014
Greg Jayne facetiously notes, in his Sunday Oct. 12, 2014 column, the Democrats Home Rule opposition from 2002 and mentions how things have changed since then.
Maybe he should have used some more recent quotes displaying opposition to the Home Rule Charter:
“When a wild goose chase clearly defines itself before it even begins, responsible travelers will decline to embark on the journey. Such is the case before Clark County commissioners as they ponder another expedition into the well-known futility of changing county government to a home rule charter.”
“But, as The Columbian wrote recently in an editorial, exploring the idea of a home rule charter would be a wild goose chase, seeking to solve problems that are nonexistent. This time, we’ll opt for a different animal analogy and reiterate that it would be a waste of time, money, and energy only to have voters beat this horse again.” Columbian Editorial, In Our View: Solutions … No Problems; March 19, 2013
October 10, 2014
I’m surprised that the Lazy C actually published my letter to the editor on the motive for this Home Rule Charter, Yes, motive for charter matters
Surprised because I am banned by Lefty Lou hisself over “name calling,” my labeling then the Lazy C over their woefully inadequate and biased coverage of political issues.
As is expected, the C3G2 crowd tells me to adjust my tin foil hat and reminds me that they were at the meeting I mention, indicating I wasn’t. While that is true, I do have video of the meeting to back up my allegations of the motive posted at Craig Pridemore: Forgetful or Just Dishonest?
October 8, 2014
But, what the hell do I know, right R3publicans?
And, after the stinging non-endorsement of 18th Legisltive District Republican Liz Pike today, no surprise to see such a tacky comment left under the article by her challenger, Leftist Democrat Maureen ‘Bully’ Winingham;
October 6, 2014
At a forum when he briefly ran for 3rd Congressional District in 2010, he is quoted,
“There’s only one time the federal government should ever deficit spend and that’s a time when the economy is sluggish and we need something to get things moving again, and that’s a time like now. As soon as those times are over we have to get back to a time when the budget is balanced.”
According to Ballotpedia, when given the chance to vote for a bipartisan balanced budget requirement in 2012, he voted No.
October 4, 2014
Looks like the Lazy C’s Lefty Lou Brancaccio is at it again. His Madore obsession once again floods his weekly Press Talk editorial and he attempts this time to smear a gracious and principled woman, Jeanne Stewart.
Lefty attempts the very link I warned others of, tying her to controversial County Commissioner, David Madore, just as was done last year when she was ousted from the Vancouver City Council only to be replaced by a rubber stamp for the downtown mafia.
Now, Lefty makes a fuss over Ms. Stewart accepting maximum donations from Madore and his wife, Donna of $950 each, as if that places her under Madore’s influence.
October 3, 2014
Craig Pridemore says the Clark County Home Rule Charter had nothing to do with reaction to anything, but that is not what he and others said last year when it was none other than Craig that brought up the use of a Home Rule Charter as an alternative to a recall of Commissioners David Madore and Tom Mielke due to Democrats extreme dislike of losing the majority on the County Commission and the hiring of Sen. Don Benton to head the Dept of Environmental Services.
October 2, 2014
We read in the Oct. 2, 2014 Lazy C article Pridemore, Stewart differ on big issues;
“He [Craig Pridemore] called the charter an effort to make the county better. He said the county was a different place today than it was in 1889, when the president approved the state constitution, which spelled out the composition of county government.”
“[Jeanne] Stewart, a former Vancouver city councilwoman, disagreed, saying the home rule charter was an extreme reaction by some to the actions of Commissioners David Madore and Tom Mielke, both Republicans.”
October 1, 2014
Jeanne Stewart has a strong history of standing up for citizens against Special Interests. Her opponent, Craig Pridemore has a strong history of taking cheap shots.
Please vote for Jeanne Stewart, Clark County Commissioner. The Best Friend the County has.
October 1, 2014
Apparently unable to actually stand on his record, Pridemore continues the cheapshots against Jeanne Stewart, with support of the likes of City Council member Larry Smith
In answer to his question on what Ms. Stewart champions? The people, Craig. Remember us? It doesn’t seem like you ever have.
September 30, 2014
It cannot be said enough that Jeanne E. Stewart is the best friend Clark County citizens could have. Her many years on the Vancouver City Council shows time after time where she stood for citizens over special interests, sometime alone.