April 19, 2017
As we all know by now, former 5 term state senator Don Benton has been nominated by President Trump to head the Selective Service, aka the Draft to those of us old enough to remember that era.
I see no need to delve into the history of the draft, but also realize there is little chance it will be reactivated to induct young men and possibly young women into the Military.
That being said, I have been largely indifferent to the nomination of Don Benton or that he never served in the Military himself in any capacity. Although if approved he would be the first ever to head the department without Military Service, it really made no difference to me in large part due to the unlikelihood our youth would once again be conscripted.
April 10, 2017
Breaking, former Washington State Senator Don Benton is being nominated to head the Selective Service System, aka to us older guys as “the draft.” Mr. Benton, although pro-military and pro-veteran, never served in any branch.
There currently is no draft in effect, the system was resurrected years ago just in case it was ever needed again.
In 2016, both the House and Senate saw bills introduced to abolish the Selective Service System.
April 1, 2017
Not an April Fool’s joke, in spite of the date, Clark County Republican Steven Cox announced today that he is throwing his hat in the ring for Mayor of Vancouver.
If you are unfamiliar with Steven Cox, don’t feel bad. So is a lot of Vancouver.
March 31, 2017
Bill Morehouse, well known Buffalo Soldier and World War II Veteran passed away this morning at the age of 94. Even though getting up in years, Bill was often seen in his Buffalo Soldier uniform sitting on his horse in Veteran’s Day parades, Memorial Day events and honoring Veterans. We have lost a remarkable man.
Bill Morehouse (Left)
January 24, 2017
Live, from downtown Vancouver, it was announced to day that editor Lou Brancaccio will retire on Feb 17, 2017.
From the article:
Editor Lou Brancaccio announced Tuesday that he will step away from daily management of The Columbian’s newsroom effective Feb. 17 and assume a new role as editor emeritus.
In his new role, Brancaccio will write his popular Press Talk column on a monthly basis, and continue as a member of the newspaper’s editorial board, which sets the newspaper’s editorial stance on issues and candidates.
Craig Brown, “who has served as The Columbian’s metro editor since October 2001” will take over leading the newsroom
I’m sure most of the 49th district downtown will miss him. But I doubt the bulk of the county he thumbed his nose at in his editorials will, though
January 23, 2017
Funny thing about the words spoken in the video, and if you note the exclusion of a major group of protesters in it, the stated attitude did not seem to apply when a mixed group of Conservatives, Liberals and Independents joined together nationwide in 2009 to protest Obamacare.
That’s right, the group known as the TEA Party (Taxed Enough Already) was ridiculed, lambasted, labeled racist (as nearly any disagreement with Obama was for 8 years) and marginalized often by the media, including our own Lazy C.
January 2, 2017
Vancouver city council member and Mayor Pro Temp, Anne McEnerny Ogle made her run for Mayor of Vancouver official this morning at the Fireman’s Hall on Fruit Valley Road. The Hall was packed to capacity with a diverse audience in attendance wishing Anne well.
Video of her full speech is provided by Jim Mains and reposted with permission.
December 29, 2016
It’s time once again to reflect back on another year in my life and quite frankly, it has been a real eye opener for me well beyond much I already was aware of.
I am largely speechless that both the Democrat and Republican Parties gave us the two worst candidates in history for president, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
As we now know, Trump won by the electoral college vote with Hillary winning the popular vote that has once again set off cries of the electoral college being outmoded and worthless by Democrats and early riots and unrest by some fringe Liberals over the outcome as efforts were also made to encourage electors to “vote their conscience” and elect anybody else besides Trump.
It didn’t work.
December 24, 2016
May each and every one of you have the most enjoyable Christmas surrounded by loved ones.
And please, take time out to give thanks to those unable to be with their loved ones on Christmas so that we may.
December 22, 2016
This blog has long said that former 49th Legislative District Representative Jim Moeller never met a tax he didn’t like. In fact, even he credits me with tagging him as “da Taxman” long ago on his facebook page.
Even more so that other tax happy alt-left liberals, Moeller appears gleeful at the prospect of confiscating more and more revenue from the people, falsely believing it’s his job, in his ever increasing desire to increase taxes, “to make sure its NOT on the workers.”
What he simply cannot fathom is that any tax increase or increase in business expense ultimately is passed on to those very workers he frets about in higher costs, higher unemployment, less hours and even fewer actual jobs if businesses come to realize it is just too expensive to operate in Washington State any longer.
December 17, 2016
What we all witnessed during Public Comment at the last County Council meeting on Dec. 13 was no doubt pleasing to former Councilor David Madore. Finger wagging, threats of not being reelected for some perceived support of a project no longer on the table, allegations of governmental bullying that should land council members in federal prison as the former chair of the Clark County Republican Party chimed in how wise it would be to pay heed to those vitriolic outbursts.
I say pleasing to Madore as ever since he was relegated to a minority position hardly a meeting passed that he didn’t hurl similar accusations, even though in a much more measured manner towards the council majority he quickly labeled “the Three Liberals.”
Others from within his camp of malcontents preferred “the Three Stooges” as all seemed to forget that the county solidly rejected Madore at the ballot box along with his vision for how the county ought to be.
December 12, 2016
Received this evening:
Columbia River Veteran’s Organization
Helping Military Veterans at the Ground Level
December 12, 2016
New Military Veteran’s Therapeutic Camp Planned for SW Washington
Funding Needed to Make it a Reality
A new non-profit corporation, the Columbia River Veteran’s Organization (CRVO), has been formed to assist U.S. military veterans with assistance and a special place for healing.
November 27, 2016
Many knew I was to have nose surgery the day before Thanksgiving. While the surgery went well, not everything did.
After being homr a few hours my chest began hurting in a way unlike I have felt before. Called 911 and was taken back to the Portland VA where they checked me in and I remain awaiting an angiogram to assess the damage to my heart.
It is expectec to be minor.
My Dad died from a massive heart attack at age 54 and I’m 68 and thankful it was relstively mimor.
November 20, 2016
From the November 19, 2016 Saturday Night Live, a good overview of Sanctuary Cities as if the election never occurred
Progressives will have their Safe Space 😉
November 15, 2016
Before the Clark County Republican Party begins crowing on how successful they were in local elections, I’d like to remind all of you that many of the Republicans winning their election were either not endorsed, not supported and at least one outright opposed by the Clark County Republicans.
Party officials voted not only not to endorse Republican John Blom, who along with Democrat Tanisha Harris, handily defeated County Councilor David Madore in the primary for County Council, District 3, but to actually oppose his campaign against Harris. He won.
November 13, 2016
Yes, shocking to many but Donald Trump has won, maybe even eking out a small popular vote win as late arriving ballots are counted to go with the Electoral College win. His supporters are overjoyed and jubilant, much like we saw from Obama’s supporters in 2008 and 2012.
Hillary’s supporters are saddened and depressed, not unlike Republicans were 2008 and 2012.
The protests / riots seen around the country beginning the day after are far from the formation of the TEA Party rally’s seen in 2009. TEA Party rallies weren’t based on mayhem and destruction to stop Obama from taking office, though. That was over taxes and especially Obamacare.
November 10, 2016
The latest from the wonderful children at Tussing Elementary School
Be sure to pause today and reach out and give thanks to any Veteran you know or come across. You live in a free country because of their sacrifices.
America’s Veterans, A Better Breed
November 10, 2016
It’s no secret that I did not support Donald Trump nor did I support Hillary Clinton. But what is seen in the following video must not be tolerated.
WARNING! GRAPHIC VIOLENCE
This reportedly happened in Chicago and it is reported that Police are investigating, but no arrests to date are reported. The elderly man is said to have been hospitalized and his car stolen by the thugs, that has not been recovered.
November 10, 2016
As we all know by now, acerbic Donald Trump came out ahead over Hillary Clinton to next occupy the office of the president. The win comes as no real surprise as one of the two was going to win and both were poor candidates, not what we need to heal our divided country.
Seeing now how the GOP claims to have a mandate and big win is most laughable as once again, we see the presidency won by electoral vote while coming in second in the popular vote.
I have no problem with that as that is the system our founders established. I do disagree with the ‘winner take all’ of 48 of our 50 states and believe each congressional district should have electors voting as did their district. But that is in the hands of the legislatures of each state.
November 3, 2016
The Lazy C remains the Lazy C as copies of this flyer were sent to Lauren Dake, political reporter that never covered them and in emails, was more interested in why the claim was made that the WEA’s independent expenditure’s were the largest in the state. The distortions and fabrications in the flyer apparently were of no interest, as usual, when coming from a Liberal Democrat group.
Unbelievable how the Greedy Teachers Union, the WEA is attacking Alishia Topper in favor of returning Monica Stonier to the legislature, but this time in the 49th district. We see that the Greedy WEA has spent the largest single amount on independent expenditures supporting Stonier and attacking Topper, even though both are Democrats.
Adding to that now, a flyer sent out by the Greedy WEA blatantly attacking Topper with lie after lie after lie in it.
If we didn’t know better we’d think the Greedy Teachers Union that has in the past supported invalidating our votes for a 2/3 majority requirement for tax increases, support the State Supreme Court fining the legislature and overstepping their bounds in indicating an income tax must be passed against our constitution and continually thumbs their noses at taxpayers, demanding more and more money be confiscated from middle class families is somehow now conservative, opposing all of those very issues they have long supported.
See what I mean below in images from the flyer I received just today.