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.
September 29, 2014
I was recently asked by a Home Rule Charter supporter if I would list the difference between past efforts at a Home Rule Charter and the latest effort.
Perhaps I should have put the question back on him as it appears it is those that now support it are who have made a 180° Turn Around.
In the 2002 effort, Democrats fought against any Home Rule Charter with everything they had. Statements against from the 2002 Voters Pamphlet by Democrats below;
September 29, 2014
Okay, I get that all down at the Lazy C, Stephanie Rice and Lou Brancaccio especially, hate State Senator Don Benton (R 17) with a passion. We all get it and know they will stop at nothing to embarrass or demean the 5 times elected Senator. But this latest smear effort takes the cake.
Communication is key, spelling is secondary
Yes, Benton did the dastardly deed, he misspelled something.
And, we all know the Lazy C has never misspelled anything in print or online, right?
Well, as a matter of fact, no their spell checks aren’t so clean.
September 29, 2014
(A spoof by Professor Robert Dean)
JEFFREY HAMM, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, C-TRAN
Jeff Hamm: Hey, Lew! Thanks for agreeing to meet with me.
Lew Waters: No problem, Jeff. I wouldn’t have chosen Bryan Wray’s coffee shop, though.
Jeff Hamm: Sorry about that, Lew. I need the cover.
Lew Waters: Oh, you mean the tar and feathers stuff. Look, I wouldn’t…
Jeff Hamm: I’m not, really – just precautions.
Lew Waters: What’s up?
Jeff Hamm: Did you bring your tape recorder?
September 26, 2014
Once again, a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy down in Moore, Oklahoma as the sad news of a recently fired man has beheaded one woman and was shot in the process of stabbing another.
Yet another wake up call is given as we read that the murderer was a recent convert to Islam, “the religion of peace” that has been beheading people around the globe.
There have been calls from the Middle East to begin beheading citizens inside the U.S. while at the same time, our alleged “leaders” in Washington D.C. dilly dally around on sealing our borders and push for legislation to further restrict law-abiding citizens guns.
September 24, 2014
Last evening was the first debate on the Clark County Home Rule Charter, held at the Battle Ground Community Center and sponsored by Clark County Citizens United and the Clark County Farm Forestry Association. As would be expected, in spite of efforts for a calm, civil exchange, it did get a little heated.
I applaud both Clark County Citizens United and the Clark County Farm Forestry Association for hosting and for their efforts to hold a civil discussion.
You may view the full unedited video of the event at Home Rule Charter Debate
If you have had trouble viewing it on Google Drive, Reality Clark County blog has posted it to You Tube with my permission.
Feel free to link to or share as you please, regardless of your view on the Charter.
Of note, all three County Commissioners, Tom Mielke, David Madore and Ed Barnes attended as spectators.
September 23, 2014
Unlike Craig Pridemore, Jeanne E. Stewart respects your voice and your votes.