June 23, 2014
If Sharon Wylie, Jim Moeller and Annette Cleveland all agree that only “some of the things they do makes sense,” does that mean they realize some of the other things they do make no sense at all?
Don’t you agree it is time we elected people that will work to do things that “make sense” all of the time?
Clip is from the 49th Legislative District tele-town hall held on the evening of February 19, 2014
June 20, 2014
We need to elect Carolyn Crain to the 49th Legislative District. She has been involved deeply for years and has spoken up on behalf of citizens, Veterans, the elderly and more numerous times, far more than any opponent has.
If anybody can defeat Jim ‘da Taxman’ Moeller, it is Carolyn Crain
June 19, 2014
As you all know, I made my blog private again and have not been allowing many people in to view it. That is really not important anyway as I haven’t put much on the blog in the last couple weeks. But, at the risk of being accused of “assuming the fetal position,” “sour grapes,” or “getting bent out of shape” I’ll let you know why.
As most know, even though long accused of being a “Republican lackey” and “Madoreite,” I did expose an effort by the local GOP to selectively stack PCO slots and for that effort, became subjected to a massive smear campaign that I have to believe came from within the local GOP.
June 10, 2014
It is unknown just why, but the Clark County Republican Party chooses to not list who their executive officers sitting in control on the Executive Board are, completely unlike before and unlike the Clark County Democrats, but we do know who a couple are, in large part to their outspoken acts. We know Kenny Smith is Chair, Brenda Poletti is Vice-Chair and Christian Berrigan is what they have labeled Operations Director, whatever that is.
But I am also hearing from numerous sources of the recent appointment to the board of Katja Delavar, supposedly in a non-voting capacity to some seat.
With this nomination it would seem a dream from years ago is fulfilled of Katja successfully taking over the local party for Ron Paul as back in 2008, Katja, wife of ex-Washougal city council member and candidate again for the 3rd Congressional District Michael Delavar, was heard promoting strong pro Ron Paul stances in an April 10, 2008 interview with the 911 Truther group “American Underground Network,”
You can listen to the audio of that interview at Katja Delavar AUN 04-10-2008
June 7, 2014
I watched the recent elongated Vancouver City Council meeting where the main subject was the resolutions against the Tesoro/Savage Oil Terminal at our Port. Around 10:30 or so, the following public service announcement floored me, considering that hundreds of people that literally hate fossil fuel, or so they claim, showed up to express their opposition.
Ironic? Or just every day, common hypocrites?
They have jobs so they can buy gasoline to drive down to a meeting to protest and oppose you having a job as part of the chain providing that gasoline they buy.
“CVTV footage, obtained pursuant to the Public Disclosure Act, in no way is intended by CVTV, the City of Vancouver, or Clark County to either promote or oppose any candidate for public office or any ballot proposition.”
June 6, 2014
Katja Delavar April 10, 2008
Audio Michael Delavar on Lars Larson June 5, 2014, full interview
Lars Larson can be heard on FM News 101 KXL Monday – Friday 3p -4p Podcasts of past shows may be heard at The Lars Larson Podcast
June 5, 2014
“Put it this way, folks. Lew puts stuff out on the table for all to see WITHOUT the financial backing or elbow rubbing of certain individuals not only in our county, but from across the country. His only intention is to inform the people as he sees it on a blog”
I don’t know who this person is but I love him/her. The key here is that there is no financial backing, therefore there is not an indebtedness towards any candidate.
When we took my computer in to be serviced recently, (PC Wizard) we made slight mention of Lew being a political blogger. After we went to pick up and pay for the cleaned up computer, our computer geek had looked Lew up and was astonished. He says… WOW, you really are a blogger, and not just any blogger. He expected a fluff site, nope, not here.
June 4, 2014
Anybody that has paid any attention realizes by now that I have soured quite a bit on the Clark County Republican Party under the Ron Paul Brown Shirt Republican Liberty Caucus due to the smears directed at me personally over my exposing Christian Berrigan’s sneaky, underhanded effort to stack PCO slots.
Those smears were done from the shadows by people unknown, but connected to the CCGOP and refuse to come out in the open, leaving me with no one connected to the party that I can trust.
Towards the top of that list of those I can no longer trust is County Commissioner David Madore, in large part for hearing of his funding of these cowardly people and that he was caught undermining the efforts of this blog, explained at Prosper and Thrive?
But, that wasn’t the first time Madore took something from me to put out as his.
June 2, 2014
Referring back to the smear effort against me of late over exposing the secretive effort of Christian Berrigan to selectively “create a situation where THEY OFFER to withdraw,” the utter hypocrisy of the effort and the subsequent smear is evident in an interview of Berrigan when he ran for WSRP Chair last year.
You can view the full interview at Victory Girls, a blog that I have the utmost respect for.
VG: What will you do to combat the corruption and back room dealings so prevalent in the WSRP and RLCWA?
CB: First and foremost, be intolerant of it when it occurs. Culturally, educate our party leaders as to how that kind of activity demoralizes, deflates and discourages our grassroots. Show them examples of how some of our best people get alienated when they are treated unfairly. Demonstrate how fair play makes defeat more palatable, and makes it easier for people to cooperate after a loss. Systemically, codify reforms into our state bylaws where appropriate, and encourage counties to take similar action appropriate to them. Personally, I will not tolerate the temptation to use power or position to manipulate an outcome. Our intra-party battles must be waged on a level playing field or we will continue to alienate members and thereby destroy ourselves.
June 1, 2014
As you all know, I have been subjected to a massive smear campaign of late because of exposing some underhanded tactics by the Clark County Republican Party. It backfired on them as a surprising number of people, young and old, Democrat and Republican even an Independent or two sent me messages of support, agreeing that what I exposed needed to be exposed.
It is widely believed that this current group of what I can only describe as “hotheads” was funded in their takeover of the CCGOP by current County Commissioner, David Madore, also owner of US Digital. Whether he has any direct involvement in this smear campaign, I really do not know, but he told me he does not and added he has no idea who they are.
May 31, 2014
The Lazy C’s Lou Brancaccio is at it again, creating controversy where there is none over the County Commissioner’s meeting in executive session to discuss who they will choose to replace Stave Stuart.
On Friday we saw, County commissioners may have violated meetings law “Mielke’s comments raise concerns that a decision was made behind closed doors.“
In his Friday Press Talk editorial, lefty Lou Brancaccio penned,
May 30, 2014
I’ll leave you all with this screen shot to ponder on and will see if you can see the relevancy. Either way, I’ll explain in detail later on.
May 30, 2014
Just to give some background on what has been ongoing over the years, Michael Delavar, a staunch Ron Paul supporter first ran for 3rd Congressional District in 2008, losing to Brian Baird by the largest margin anybody had in 20 years. In the run up to the election, the following account is what transpired at a PCO meet & greet with Ron Paul/Delavar supporters. Many of the links may now be dead, due to age. More will follow in the days ahead as it is now appearing like one of their number is now an elected official in Clark County and seems to have no qualms taking other people’s work as his own to further his popularity, quickly apologizing if caught and acting innocent.
With just 3 weeks left until the November General Election, I had hoped to see a good challenge to Democrat Brian Baird from Michael Delavar, running as a Republican. I previously wrote of my dilemma in who to support in this race in hopes that Michael would see the light and get behind our Troops and their Mission, both in Iraq and Afghanistan in fighting radical Jihadists.
All hopes that he will see the light were dashed yesterday, not so much by Michael, but by supporters of his who have snuck into the Clark County GOP as PCO’s and have shown their intent to follow other Ron Paul Libertarians in a nationwide attempt at taking over the Republican Party.
May 28, 2014
Excerpts from Port of Vancouver Commissioner, Jerry Oliver speaking on behalf of Carolyn Crain, Republican candidate for Washington State 49th Legislative District Representative, position 2
May 27, 2014
I came to my attention earlier that the extremist faction of the Clark County Republican Party, very upset at having light shined on their back room dealings to stack PCO slots, have set up a blog site with the express reason of countering this one.
Received in comments on facebook today,
“Indy Thinker commented on xxxxx xxxxxx’s post.
Indy wrote: “Lew Waters Watch isn’t about candidates, Lew. It’s about calling bullshit on your bullshit. Keep feeding us bullshit, and you only make it grow. You want it to go away? Stop promoting bullshit. You have become the most divisive element of the Clark County GOP with your indiscriminate attacks that never seem to address issues.”
Translation: “Don’t shine light on our nefarious actions. Do not filet us open like a carp.”
May 24, 2014
Sheriff’s Candidate forum for Clark County Washington Sheriff, May 22, 2014. This event was hosted by the National Women’s Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation and UniteWomen.org at the YWCA Clark County Community Room in Vancouver, Washington.
Candidates: Ed Owens, John Graser, Shane Gardner and Chuck Atkins. The event was moderated by KGW TV anchor Wayne Havrelly.
Candidate written interviews; PART ONE; PART TWO, PART THREE
May 21, 2014
As expected, my post Clark GOP Playing Dirty Again? was not well received by some extremist factions within the Clark County Republican Party, who seemingly spent much of Monday, May 19 scurrying around doing damage control and attempting to make themselves appear altruistic.
In the process, they have made some claims that are not being confirmed by the ones they are attributed to when I contacted them.
These extremists would have you believe that the initial email sent out to a selective group of PCO candidates was their effort to ferret out what they describe as a conspiracy against them by some WSRP operative in Bothell that “has been caught filing at least 20 online PCO applications on behalf of Clark County residents, some of whom had no intention of filing and gave no permission to use their names.”
May 19, 2014
Patty Murray, Democrat Senator from Washington State has long touted herself as the “best friend” Veterans have. And she has successfully thrown some money towards veterans and enjoyed many a photo-op with Veterans and cutting ribbon ceremonies.
In light of the revelations of “waiting lists” for Veterans to receive much needed healthcare, some dying while waiting, she now demands “decisive actions” at a hearing by the Senate Veterans Affair Committee she has sat on since 1995 and chaired between 2011 and 2013
Sadly, the calls sound like little more than recorded rhetoric we heard from her in 2007 when it was discovered that one building at Walter Reed Hospital was in deplorable condition as she and other Democrats politicized it, demanding then President Bush’ head on a platter.
May 18, 2014
This blog made no secret of the dirty, underhanded tactics used by the Republican Party back in 2010 that saw a good conservative Republican undermined in favor of Jaime Herrera. It appears that even though the so called “establishment” that was responsible then is no longer chairing the Clark County Republican Party, the dirty politics against Republicans continues.
Precinct Committee Officers are the backbone of any political party that reach out to neighbors, vote for the party platform and if need be, select replacements if an elected partisan officials cannot complete their term in office.
While we have been pointing out how the Democrat Party has been requiring a lock-step position and it is Republicans that truly are the “Big Tent” party, welcoming diverse views, how disappointing to see the below email forwarded to me that allegedly is seeking to set up a lock-step, one view attitude within PCO’s in Clark County.
Recipient’s information has been removed, but not the senders and party officials connected.