June 22, 2015

Something to Think About

by lewwaters

Ban the Flag

June 20, 2015

Lazy C Joins ‘Ban The Flag’

by lewwaters

Confederate Flag OffendsI guess not unexpected to see the local Democrat Party mouthpiece jump on board the “Ban The Confederate Flag” nonsense stirred up after the horrific shooting and murder of 9 innocent people at the AME Church in Charleston. After all, they subscribe to several hate rants fostered by Liberals.

But I also couldn’t help but notice the lone comment under their article (at the time of this writing) and the seething hatred contained it, a liberals means of combating hate by being even more hateful.

Fran Hammond · Top Commenter · Vancouver, Washington who says: “Those refusing to voice their view on this issue have already let all know where they stand. They are pandering to their bigoted ‘conservative’ base.”

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June 18, 2015

Obama and the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility Get it Wrong

by lewwaters

Once again, senseless tragedy has struck and nine innocent people lie dead in Charleston South Carolina where after sitting with parishioners for an hour last evening, 21-year old Dylann Roof opened fire, killing nine people.

Motive for the shooting remains unknown at this writing, but already we hear reports of he sported an apartheid flag on a shirt in a photo and drove around with a Confederate Flag on his car. That flag is not unusual in South Carolina and both Whites and Blacks have been seen sporting it, mostly Whites I will admit.

Of course since the shooter is White, that plays lead in many stories.

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June 17, 2015

Need for Third Bridge Remains Ignored

by lewwaters

Miami Traffic bAs everybody in Clark and Multnomah Counties saw, the Wednesday, June 17, 2005 commute was a mess, a real nightmare as once again, a Semi Truck accident closed the bridge in the early hours of the morning.

As has happened before, traffic had to be diverted several miles east to the Glenn Jackson Bridge to cross the Columbia River, causing a massive traffic back-up for several miles for commuters.

Almost immediately we heard the cries of supporters of the now comatose CRC light rail project of how certain people were to blame not approving that light rail project, as if somehow magically, forcing light rail a few blocks into our community would have prevented a driver from drifting too far to the right, striking the bridge and rolling over.

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June 16, 2015

Meet Bill Turlay & Enjoy Clark County’s Best BBQ

by lewwaters

Received in email today, shared by request, for your information;

DSC07655Bill Turlay, Vancouver City Council, Position 6, candidate announces a non-partisan meet and greet fundraising event to be held on Thursday, June 18th. This event will be held at Goldie’s BBQ, 15640 NE 4th Plain Road between 5 and 7 PM. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Bill at 608.4689.”

Bill Turlay

Bill Turlay

If for no other reason, stop in for some of the best Barbecue to be had in Clark County. Goldie’s Texas Style BBQ can’t be beat.

June 8, 2015

How do y’all like your charter now?

by lewwaters

Brancaccio Charter Punishment

I tried to warn you this charter was folly last year, but you didn’t listen. You just had to have it in your effort to undo the 2012 election, instead of just waiting to next year and mounting a formidable campaign to vote those you dislike out.

Now, thanks to the charter, you face the likelihood of one of those you hate the most and wrote the charter in hopes of neutering, having more power than ever over the next four years.

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June 6, 2015

A Good Man Passed Away

by lewwaters

In what seems like forever, we have heard “a good man is hard to find.” In many ways that is true and the world needs more good men that lead their families and raise their children beside their wives, caring and nurturing for them.

But like all other humans, good men do not remain forever and for any number of reasons, leave us too soon.

We lost just such a man in recent weeks that served his country, was a guiding beacon to his family and served others long after removing his uniform.

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June 1, 2015

“Y’all The Devil!”

by lewwaters

From Townhall.com (language warning)

“A house divided against itself cannot stand.”

Having grown up in a Southern Democrat, prejudiced household where I was told fallacies about Blacks, fallacies that I rejected decades ago, I have to admit I never personally heard such hateful rhetoric from any of those older White people that were prejudiced so much against Blacks, although I do have to admit it existed with some Whites, what with bombings and lynchings back then.

I call B.S. on Black people cannot be racist! Thankfully, I highly doubt these people in the video are representative of the Black race as a whole. But, they surely are not helping any relations between us all.

May 31, 2015

Bernie Sanders Socialist Platitudes

by lewwaters

Received in email from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, titled: “AWESOME Bernie Sanders quote;”

Sanders, Govt's Belongs to People

I guess we are to believe, much like the early Bolsheviks and Marxist convinced the people of Russia in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, Sanders is and Democrats are for the so-called “little guy,” the struggling middle class worker and even the “professional” poor class in America today.

Nothing could be further from the truth!

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May 23, 2015

Lindsey Stone, You Are No Victim

by lewwaters
Lindsey Stone

Lindsey Stone

If the name Lindsey Stone does not ring a bell, allow me a moment to refresh your memory.

Lindsey Stone and her friend Jamie Schuh are self professed “douchebag’s” that posted a photo of Ms. Stone on facebook of her very disrespectful pose at Arlington National Cemetery back in 2012.

The action caused an outrage nationwide, resulting her losing her job, being nationally shamed and even to the point of receiving death threats, that final action I disagree with.

Most of us put her disrespect behind us and she seemed to fade off into obscurity, which probably would have been the best thing for her to do.

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May 20, 2015

Hillary’s 3 A.M.

by lewwaters

Hillary in 2016?

Oh Hill no!

May 16, 2015

Mary Benton Files for County Councilor

by lewwaters

Mary Benton Campaign Website

Received in email today and posted for your information, believe it or don’t. As with other announcements posted, this should not be considered in support of or in opposition to. Posted solely for your information.

Dear Friends,

Yesterday my wife Mary dropped a bombshell on me. She filed her papers to be a candidate for the County Council. I am certain many folks will believe that I orchestrated her candidacy. Nothing could be further from the truth. I went to work Friday morning thinking she had decided against it, but Mary has always believed in community service and now that Austin (our youngest) is going off to college she feels she will have the time to devote to making Clark County a better place to live.

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May 15, 2015

Another Dalesandro Files For Office

by lewwaters

Mike DalesandroI previous posted the News Release of Scott Dalesandro running for Port of Vancouver Commissioner. I was previously told by his son, Mike, current Battle Ground City Council Member, that he too was considering throwing his hat in the ring and run for the newly created position of Clark County Council Chair.

The following information is Mike Dalesandro’s announcement of running and is not to be considered support. As previously stated, this blog will not be supporting nor opposing any candidates this election.

Mike Dalesandro for Clark Council Chair
PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday May 15, 2015

Contact: Mike Dalesandro, (360) 949-6328

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May 12, 2015

It’s Only Your Tax Dollars

by lewwaters

Reminiscent of the failure of the CRC

May 9, 2015

An Oil Terminal, Jobs and Opposing Activism

by lewwaters

Meet Don Charles Steinke, well known in Clark County as an anti-fossil fuel activist. Don is sincere in his activism and is well spoken and well versed in his one point of view.

First, my apologies to Don for singling him out, but I also know he has been chomping at the bit for a chance to spread his message here. A message I personally feel is somewhat misguided.

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May 9, 2015

Blog Talk: Feel Free to Ignore

by lewwaters

Monkey, EmbarrassedIt is said that ignorance is bliss. And if there is any truth to be found in that line from Thomas Gray’s poem, nowhere could it be found better than right here in good old Clark County Washington.

As we know, ignorance is essentially a lack of knowledge on any given matter. It’s pretty much what would be found where objectivity is nonexistent and the pabulum of bias prevails as people become too lazy to seek accurate knowledge and place unwarranted trust in those they believe are the best to lead them for any variety of reasons.

Such thought was summed up by the father of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin when he claimed, “The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.”

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May 6, 2015

Der Spiegel: How Germans Experienced The End of WWII

by lewwaters

It’s now been 70 years, the bloodiest conflict in history, World War II was drawing to a close. While we in America and other Allied Countries celebrated with jubilant smiles, our fathers and mothers paid little heed to the Germans experience as they woke up to the evil they had permitted to overtake their nation.

The German magazine, Der Spiegel treats us to a series of photos, interviews and video excerpts from the final days.

The Day of the Century: How Germans Experienced End of WWII

Germany paid a high price for the pure evil of Hitler and we must ever be on guard lest we allow it to happen again.

Thankfully, Germany and the other Axis Nations are honored and trusted allies today.

April 28, 2015

She Never Said That?

by lewwaters

Baltimore, Maryland Mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has come under fire following the mayhem and rioting seen in recent days in that city for words she spoke on giving space to destroy. She now claims she never said what has been clearly recorded coming from her own mouth.

Now, I could believe she did not mean what she said or her words came out wrong from what she actually meant to say, but to outright deny saying what has been clearly recorded?

And consider those youths and agitators in Baltimore hearing those same words?

The Mayor should admit what she said and clarify along with condemning the violence (which she has), but playing victim over what she clearly stated does nothing to help calm things down.

April 24, 2015

Buck-Up Governor Inslee

by lewwaters

It is time that Gov. Inslee and the tax & spend liberals began living within their means, just as we citizens of Washington State have to!

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?

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