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.
November 2, 2016
Democrat Tim Probsts’ effort to sling mud at his opponent during a primary night interview bites him in his butt.
Reject Tim Probst and his sleazy efforts at smearing opponents while claiming he runs only positive campaigns.
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October 31, 2016
How we got where we’re at and where we are headed with County Councilor Julie Olson (District 2) and Bob Stevens, Deputy County Manager.
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October 29, 2016
Ballots are out and even though most already know who they will vote for, many are still undecided on who should replace outgoing county councilors, David Madore and Tom Mielke, Madore resoundingly defeated and Mielke retiring after many years in public service.
I also wish to thank all four candidates in County Council races for their running clean campaigns and not resorting to the mudslinging we see all too often in legislative races and previous County Commission campaigns.
The primary election narrowed the field to John Blom and Tanisha Harris for the District 3 and Roman Battan and Eileen Quiring for District 4. I live in District 2 so I don’t have a vote in either election since our newly implemented County Charter changed how we vote in these races as well as moving from a three person County Commission to a Five person County Council.
October 28, 2016
Even though I have largely shied away from elections this year, sometimes information comes to me that I just have to share with my readers. This information also will see me changing from throwing away my vote in the 49th Pos. 2 race to voting for Alishia Topper over district hopping Monica Stonier.
I was planning on just not voting in this race since neither candidate aligns with much of my views, but that is no longer the case after seeing last evening how the WEA (Washington Education Association), the granddaddy of greedy teachers unions in our state, has spent over $320,000 in independent expenditures to get Monica Stonier back into the legislature while also spending over $28,000 in opposition to Alishia Topper.
This all the while as Liberals are constantly crying “get the big special interest money out of politics.”
October 18, 2016
Lynda Wilson, Tim Probst
As usual, the campaign promoting Democrat Tim Probst is messy and nasty with accusations being hurled about against Lynda Wilson, most with no basis in fact.
But in the midst of it all, there is one fact left out as people argue to return Democrats to control of the Senate. That fact is glaring and should be strongly considered by voters.
As we all know, the State Supreme Court ruled a couple years ago that the legislature failed in fully funding education and recently has pushed for some sort of an income tax and more taxation to raise more revenue to feed to the greedy teachers unions.
October 1, 2016
While I remain in my extended break, I will share video of a campaign forum hosted by LULAC Thursday, Sep. 29. While predominantly Liberals and considering other events in support of Republican candidates was held at the same time, Kudos to Ann Rivers for being the only Republican in attendance.
I offer neither support nor opposition to any and was not in attendance. I post the video solely for your information.
September 12, 2016
Since I have been asked in email about not blogging recently, I feel it only fair to let y’all know that I have decided to take an extended break to reassess my political involvement.
Little doubt there will be some boasting of how they brought me down, but they are wrong.
My reason is two recent deaths in my family, my younger sister weeks ago and just days ago my favorite cousin are letting me know life is too short for petty bickering as seen with politics nowadays.
I’m just not sure it’s worth it.
August 29, 2016
Since the Clark County Republican Party took their suicidal plunge towards irrelevancy this past Saturday, I now see increasing comments regarding “Real Republicans,” indicating Republican candidates and incumbents such as candidate for County Council District 3 John Blom, incumbent 18th Legislative District State Senator Ann Rivers and incumbent 3rd Congressional District Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler are not “Real Republicans.”
Claims are that this declaration is based upon their voting records in the case of Herrera Beutler and Rivers and that Blom’s votes on the Planning Commission do not reflect those preferred by the leaders of the Clark County Republican Party or outgoing County Councilor, David Madore.
In the case of Blom, Madore showed himself to be an extremely poor loser last evening by labeling Blom and several others as “politicians [that] wage war against citizens and against faithful citizen representatives” and “those falsely campaigning as an R.”
August 27, 2016
Unbelievable, but not surprising to see word leaking out at the Clark County Republican Party voting to oppose Republican candidates in the General Election. Candidates that are being challenged or opposed by Democrats!
These same Republicans voting to oppose Republicans in what I can only see as a continuance of their “purity purge” are the same ones whining constantly about “RINO’s electing Democrats.”
Yet here they come voting to oppose the only Republicans facing off against a Democrat in races.
This was bound to happen as I eluded too years ago when these fringe elements, being described by some as the “Alt-Right” took control of the party to promote their brand of politics.
August 24, 2016
Readers will recall the July 23, 2016 post, Flyers in the Ointment addressing the Clark County Republican Party mailing out flyers that promoted favored candidates over others in direct violation of their bylaws.
In a subsequent post this blog mentioned their displeasure in seeing Republican John Blom defeat incumbent Republican David Madore and more will be being released here in following days.
Below is a short excerpt of audio sent me of a Friday, Aug. 13 committee meeting at the Clark County GOP headquarters where such displeasure was being expressed along with efforts to justify violating their own bylaws with the questionable mailers.
August 23, 2016
At the Aug 23, 2016 County Council Meeting, former Commissioner Ed Barnes, citing being called upon to step down early after Jeanne Stewart was elected so she could take over, called upon controversial councilor David Madore to step down since he was defeated in the primary.
I understand his sentiment, but Ed forgets that there is not yet a candidate elected as Ms. Stewart was.
Ed was also mistaken in his assertion that then fellow Commissioners Madore and Mielke asked the County Prosecutor to call upon Ed to step down early. Since Ed was appointed to fulfill the rest of Steve Stuart’s term, after Stuart resigned to take a better job, State Law says he had to step down once a permanent Commissioner was elected in the General Election, as was explained.
August 20, 2016
Columbian editor Lou Brancaccio has never hidden his disdain for blogs and bloggers and in years past has laid a portion of blame on blogs for the Lazy C’s declining sales and subscription rate.
But the reality of it is that newspapers and media in general have no one to blame but themselves for the decline.
Long ago many told Lou that if the newspaper were more even handed and equitable in political coverage, not promoting the left more so than the right, they likely would regain many conservative readers that walked away from their product.
His response as usual, “We already endorse about as many Republicans as we do Democrats.”