Archive for January, 2012

January 29, 2012

Allen West To Liberals, “Get The Hell Out of the USA”

by lewwaters

“We need to let President Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and my dear friend the chairman of the Democrat National Committee, we need to let them know that Florida ain’t on the table. Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else. You can take it to Europe, you can take it to the bottom of the sea, you can take it to the North Pole, but get the hell out of the United States of America.”

Full speech here

Huffington Post reports, “Moments after the quote was mentioned on Twitter, former Reid spokesman Jim Manley responded via his own Twitter feed: ‘Me to allen west. You first asshole‘.”

January 27, 2012

Occubride to Wed Seattle Building

by lewwaters

We don’t call them the looney left for no reason 😉

From reports by MyNorthwest.com and KOMO News

Babylonia Aivaz who boasts of being arrested weeks ago as one of the occupiers who seized the building, now proclaims her love of the building by announcing her plans to marry it. She states, “I’m doing this to show the building how much I love it, how much I love community space and how much I love this neighborhood. And I want to stop it from gentrification,” after trying for a stretch equating her marriage to the building to the Citizens United Supreme Court decision where corporations were equated to people.

Not to Babylonia, corporations are comprised of people. Buildings are comprised of brick, mortar, wood, steel and other materials.

As the state is focused on same sex marriage in the legislature, Babylonia states she will have an ordained minister officiating at her “Gay Wedding.”

Wedding March for Babylonia

UPDATE: Photos of the “Gay Wedding” here. The “Bride” declared this as a “Gay Wedding” based her also declaring the warehouse to be a woman.

January 26, 2012

Obama’s Job Creation Lie

by lewwaters

Looking around at some newspapers from across the country, I stumbled upon the following ad at the Orlando Sentinel.

I’m sure Democrats believe this chart and want others to. But, going to the very source the Obama campaign claims to use we find.

If you note, when Democrats were swept into congressional power in January 2007, in order to correct an “unbearable” unemployment rate, the rate of unemployment was 4.7%. After two years of their “fixing” things under the leadership of then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, unemployment grew to 7.8% when Obama was inaugurated in January 2009.

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January 24, 2012

Obama Cronies Big Winners In Blocking Keystone XL Pipeline

by lewwaters

Ever since Barack Obama nixed the TransCanada Oil Pipeline from Alberta to the Gulf, many people, unions and Democrats included have been scratching their heads pondering why he would kill off so many potential private sector jobs during these dire economic times.

Yes I know it was all blamed on those evil Republicans, who pushed for a quicker decision after years of dragging it out, but what else is new from the Poseur in Chief? Everything is the fault of the Republicans according to Obama and his fellow Democrat Party leaders.

It seems now, with a new revelation, that some very wealthy people who have supported Obama and spoke on behalf of his policies that continue to bankrupt the country stand to make Billions of dollars off of this decision to kill off the Keystone XL Pipeline project.

A January 22, 2012 Bloomberg article tells us Buffett’s Burlington Northern Among Winners From Keystone Denial.”

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January 23, 2012

Liz Pike Files For 18th Legislative District Representative Run

by lewwaters

Due to redistricting, the seat currently held by Republican Ed Orcutt in the 18th Legislative District will be vacated as Ed is moved into the 20th District. Former Camas City Council Member Liz Pike has filed with the PDC to be elected in Ed Orcutt’s place. Today, Ms. Pike released the following;

January 23, 2012

For Immediate Release
Contact Liz Pike
Tel. (360) 281-8720
Email: pikeadvertising@comcast.net

Liz Pike Announces Plans to Run for 18th District State Representative, Position 2

Liz Pike, former Camas City Council Member, has filed with the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission as a candidate for State Representative, District 18.  This seat is currently held by Representative Ed Orcutt, who is now in the 20th District due to redistricting.

“I am running for State Representative because I want to help restore the public’s faith in state government.  I am disappointed to lose Representative Orcutt as our district’s State Legislator.  I have decided to run for his seat to try to maintain the strong representation and courage he has provided,” said Liz. “If we commit to the ideal of reducing burdensome regulations and onerous rules, and work to shrink the size of government by prioritizing spending, our State will, once again, become business friendly.  What we desperately need is more private sector job growth.  Our State cannot continue on its current path.”

Liz is a small business owner of Pike Advertising Agency since 1995. She is currently contracted to serve as Political Affairs Director for the political action committee of the Building Industry Association of Clark County.

Liz was raised on a dairy farm in Brush Prairie and has lived in the 18th District most of her life.  She operates a small sustainable farm in Fern Prairie raising sheep, turkeys, chickens and grows fruits, vegetables and berries.  Liz has two grown children.

The campaign website is LizPike.us.  Liz can be reached at Tel. (360) 281-8720 or by email pikeadvertising@comcast.net or on FaceBook under “Liz Pike.”

January 23, 2012

Legislature Announces Enough Votes to Okay Homosexual Marriage

by lewwaters

Seattle Times reporting, “Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen, D-Camano Island, said she supports gay marriage legislation in the Senate — giving proponents the 25 votes needed for passage.”

Four Republican legislators are being reported as signing on to the bill as well. They are Sen. Steve Litzow, Sen. Cheryl Pflug as well as King County councilman Reagan Dunn (who thinks Republicans will elect him as Attorney General), and two House Republicans, Rep. Glenn Anderson and Rep. Maureen Walsh who co-sponsored the house bill.

In the meantime, a $1.5 Billion budget gap, high unemployment and struggling taxpayers take a back seat to legalizing homosexuals to marry.

This blog will not support any Republican who supports this homosexual marriage bill.

Some so called conservatives are expressing it is time that we conservatives “let go” and allow this to pass. What kind of values do you have if you aren’t willing to stand for them?

I am left wondering, where is Kirby Wilbur and the WSRP as these 5 RINO’s abandon the GOP platform in support of this? Is this why the Republican party is falling apart today, values, principals and platforms mean nothing?

January 22, 2012

Where is Ron Paul’s DD 214?

by lewwaters

Once again we see Ron Paul supporters boasting of his Military Service, 2 years active in the US Air Force as a Flight Surgeon and another 2 in the Air National Guard (the same Air National Guard President Bush was accused of hiding out from the draft and Vietnam service in) as a doctor.

As the undated photo of him in uniform seems to show, he has Captain’s bars on his shoulders, no ribbons and a basic medical corps badge above his left pocket, but no Flight Surgeon Badge.

US Air Force Basic Flight Surgeon Badge

You might not feel it is relevant to ask to see Ron Paul’s Military Record, but just as with previous candidates who boast of Military Service, as Ron Paul did in the debates with Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and others, it is incumbent upon him to support his claim of service.

I have no doubt that he served as an Air Force doctor (Flight Surgeon) for 2 years, from 1963 to 1965 and then finished out with the Air National Guard (1965 to 1968), but since he now makes that service a central part of his campaign, we voters are entitled to know about his service, deployments (if any), character of service and rank attained.

While many say his active service was stateside, RonPaul.com, a major supportive web site claims in their sidebar, “Ron Paul is a proud Air Force veteran. He served as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force from 1963 to 1965 and then in the U.S. Air National Guard from 1965 to 1968. During his military service Ron Paul spent time on the ground in Iran, Pakistan, South Korea, Turkey, Ethiopia and other countries.”

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January 21, 2012

Obama Kills Pipeline, China Jumps In To Buy Canada’s Oil

by lewwaters

Years of planning, studies and promotion were flushed down the drain Wednesday when Barack Obama announced he would not approve of the Keystone XL pipeline that would have brought Alberta oil down from Canada to the Gulf Coast where it would be refined for use in America and exported to South American countries.

In plain simple words, Obama killed thousands of jobs at a time American workers are struggling to make ends meet, many still suffering from unemployment or underemployment. Not only were much needed jobs killed, our energy security is greatly hampered now, keeping us dependent on oil from the volatile middle east.

Outrage and opposition was nearly immediate as shown by ARRA News Service in Arkansas with the article, Newspapers, Dems, Labor Unions Blast Obama for Nixing Keystone Pipeline . Yes, even those considered to be Obama’s base are upset over such a ridiculous job killing decision at this time of deep and ongoing economic struggles.

As can be expected, even after three years of the permitting process, Obama laid all blame for his decision at the feet of the Republicans saying he “was not acting on the merits of TransCanada Corp.’s plan, but instead was forced to make the decision based on the ‘arbitrary’ deadline mandated by GOP provisions in December’s payroll tax cut extension deal.”

In a prepared statement he said, “As the State Department made clear last month, the rushed and arbitrary deadline insisted on by Congressional Republicans prevented a full assessment of the pipeline’s impact, especially the health and safety of the American people, as well as our environment.”

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January 18, 2012

Delivering One Last Gift

by lewwaters

Very Touching Report

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January 14, 2012

This Election, “Vote 4 Energy”

by lewwaters

Once again, we are faced with an election year. Democrats & Republicans and others will be begging for our vote and for our money while making lavish promises most have no intention of keeping or won’t be able to.

We’ll see and hear each candidate boasting of some record or grand idea to fix our continuing economic struggles. From raising taxes on the wealthy to stopping tax breaks to corporations that create the jobs many have. From making past tax breaks permanent to cries of shrinking the size of government.

We’ll hear promises of how “Green” energy is the answer to our reliance to foreign oil.

We’ll be hearing blame slung around and catchy slogans to grab our attention and vote.

But who will really address issues that have and continue to create economic havoc in our lives? Who will take a stand to the radical environmentalists and bureaucrats who keep us highly dependent upon foreign oil and mired in this elongated “Great Recession” by blocking job creation?

Our energy security is not a partisan issue, it’s an American issue. That point is the driving force behind a new advocacy group, Vote4Energy that lists on their homepage, “A Vote 4 Energy is a vote for more jobs, higher government revenues and greater energy security.”

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January 13, 2012

Don’t Ban, Recycle

by lewwaters

With all that the governor has placed on the table for the legislature to deal with in a short 60 day session, sales tax increase, $3.6 Billion in transportation wants, funding education and same sex marriage, why would they waste time considering a ban on plastic bags that will not help anyone in the state and in fact, would cost us more jobs in Washington State?

Younger folks might not realize it, but plastic bags were a demand of environmentalists’ decades ago in order to “save the trees.” Prior to that, brown paper bags were the norm, but tree huggers came along and with their demand to do away with the paper bags, the plastic bags we see today became the norm.

Early plastic bags were a made of a compound dependent upon petroleum and as the industry became aware of the drawbacks of petroleum based plastics, developed more bio-degradable materials to manufacture them from.

As recycling of such materials became more common, companies sprang up that recycled the bags and manufactured more out of the recycled materials.

One such company is Hilex Poly who says of their operations,

Hilex Poly’s sustainability goal is to establish a viable environmental program and product line that:
• Reduces the impact of plastic on the environment through recycling and increased recycled content
• Sets a high standard of industry leadership and corporate citizenship
• Creates meaningful benefits for the environment and the community
• Facilitates environmental action by retailers and the community

Left unsaid but obvious, they also employ American workers in America.

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January 10, 2012

Union Cries Foul At Coast Guard Escort For Grain Ship

by lewwaters

The United States Coast Guard has a long history of protecting our coastal waterways and shorelines. They state on their website,

“For over two centuries the U.S. Coast Guard has safeguarded our Nation’s maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe. We protect the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America’s Maritime Guardian — Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.”

Serving in the U.S. Coast Guard has often been shown honorable, yet hazardous in many of their missions.

Most Americans hold the Coast Guard, along with the rest of our brave younger people in other branches of the Military in highest regard, recognizing the sacrifices made on all of our behalf and appreciating their performance in the duties.

Apparently not in that group of appreciative people is members of the San Francisco Labor Council who has issued a condemnation of the announcement that Coast Guard vessels will escort the first ship due to dock at the EGT Grain Terminal at the Port of Longview, still embroiled in a labor dispute with ILWU local 21 in Longview, Washington.

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January 10, 2012

Turlay Takes Oath of Office for City Council Seat

by lewwaters

Bill Turlay, winner of a 3 way contest of Vancouver City Council position number 6 took the oath of office last evening, along with returning council members, Bart Hansen and Larry Smith. The oath was administered by city attorney, Ted Gaithe.

Bill’s wife, Stephanie stood by his side holding a family Bible as Bill placed his left hand on the Bible and taking the oat with his right hand raised.

Although no longer required to do so, he was the only one of the three taking the oath to place his hand on a Bible or use the traditional ending to an oath, “so help me God.”

Clark County Conservative welcomes Bill Turlay to the city council and we look forward to exciting days ahead.

January 9, 2012

Initiative Filed To Redefine Marriage as One man to One Woman

by lewwaters

On the first meeting day of the 2012 legislature, Everett attorney Stephen Pidgeon has filed for an initiative “seeking to clarify the definition of marriage. ”

See proposed document here

Currently, marriage is considered as a “civil contract between a male and a female.” Pidgeon’s initiative would redefine marriage as “between one man and one woman.” Pidgeon, addressing the current strong push from our lame duck governor for homosexual marriage rights says he is concerned legalizing homosexual marriage “will lead to the liberalization of marriage laws to allow for polygamy and other forms of relationships.”

He adds, “We believe this issue is even more volatile than domestic partnerships. The voters should get to vote on it. Let’s see what they think.”

Democratic Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen seems to agree as she says “unwilling to support any gay-marriage bill that didn’t allow a vote of the people.”

Lame duck governor, Christine Gregoire recently came out in full support of homosexual marriage rights, placing it high on her list of priorities, demanding the legislature pass it and have it on her desk within the next 60 days the legislature will be in session. That the state still faces a $1.5 Billion budget gap an a Supreme Court decision saying the state has been derelict in their duty to fully fund education is of little concern as the full court press is on to legalize homosexual marriage rights in the State of Washington.

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January 7, 2012

Did Ron Paul Really Claim to be a Democrat?

by lewwaters

A brief excerpt from the January 7, 2012 New Hampshire Debate

Sounds like that is just what he claimed.

Do we want someone in office who can’t even tell what party he claims he is a member of?

Excerpt taken from highlights video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvZ5D_fU39w

January 7, 2012

Shame on You, Senator Pridemore

by lewwaters

Washington State Democratic Senator (49th legislative district) Craig Pridemore (wearing the tie) fumbling with his jacket throughout the pledge of allegiance during the opening of the January 7, 2012 Town Hall, with 49th legislative district Democrat representatives, Sharon Wylie and Jim Moeller who showed proper respect to the flag.

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.”

January 7, 2012

Allen West Sets the Record Straight on NDAA & Detention of US Citizens

by lewwaters

I find Rep. Allen West to be much more believable than Alex Jones or Ron Paul.

January 7, 2012

Congressional Hypocrisy on Outsourcing Defense Contracts

by lewwaters

Once again, American workers, mired in an ongoing ‘Great Recession’ and facing some of the highest unemployment in decades, are seeing work that should be filled in America by Americans being outsourced to a foreign country. Worse yet, the work is in the filling of a defense contract.

Hawker Beechcraft, an established aircraft manufacturer based in Wichita, Kansas appears to have been shut out of a defense contract in supplying the U.S. Air Force with a light attack aircraft slated for use as a trainer and a potential ground attack plane in Afghanistan for their forces.

Without fanfare and apparently very quietly, the contract was awarded to the Brazilian aircraft company, Embraer, in partnership with Sierra Nevada Corporation.

Since Hawker Beechcraft has been supplying an airplane to the U.S. Air Force for some time that fits the bill and has been the trainer of choice, the company has filed a lawsuit in federal court over the award.

To the best of my knowledge, both companies build very good aircraft. My intent in this post is not to promote one over the other, that is left to the courts and those who will evaluate the aircraft and the merits of Hawker Beechcraft’s allegations.

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January 5, 2012

An Open Letter to the Washington State Republican Party

by lewwaters

Updated with reply from Kirby Wilbur below

Today I received a letter from the WSRP asking me for a donation to be a “2012 Sustaining Member.” As many know, I have my problems with the Republican Party and consider myself an Independent Conservative, not a Republican any longer. Below is a copy of the letter I have sent back in response to their request for a donation.

January 6, 2012

Mr. Kirby Wilbur and Staff

I am in receipt today of your written request to become a “sustaining member” of the Washington State Republican party. I cannot in good conscience donate any funds to the party.

My reasons are due to having witnessed the WSRP playing favorites in contested primaries by endorsing or promoting one Republican candidate over another Republican candidate. It is not up to the party to tell voters who we may vote for. It is up to the voters to decide who we wish to vote for.

I witnessed this during the 2010 3rd Congressional District race where Jaime Herrera Beutler was openly endorsed by the Cowlitz County Republican Party, the Pacific County Republican Party and the Wahkiakum County Republican Party. While the Clark County Republican Party did not openly endorse her candidacy, they may as well have as the board clearly promoted her over other Republicans and in fact, often denigrated another Republican candidate, an act shared by those in both Pacific and Cowlitz Republican Parties.

I am once again witnessing this selective promotion of one candidate over another in a contested primary as candidate for governor, Rob McKenna is clearly being favored and endorsed by the WSRP while another Republican challenger, Shahram Hadian is completely ignored and marginalized.

I am sure I do not need to remind you that Mr. McKenna does not have the strongest conservative record.

As long the WSRP continues to ignore Ronald Reagan’s 11th commandment, “Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican,” I cannot and will not support the party. I will lend my support directly to the candidate I feel has the best conservative record.

It is not up to the people to “Be The Party,” but it is up to the party to “Be With The People.”

Sincerely

Lewis A. Waters

UPDATE: Kirby Wilbur replied on facebook with,

There has been no official endorsement of any candidate running for Governor by either me or the WSRP. Mr Hadian will be on the ballot and all of you can campaign for him, donate to his campaign and vote for him in August. If he is the nominee, the WSRP will do everything in it’s power, as will I, to make him the next Governor. Judah, you know this, we had lunch and talked about this face-to-face. Perhaps if some of you spent less time posting about and more time working for your candidates, they would have a better chance, better organizations and more money.”

He has yet to reply or comment on the December 17, 2011 Seattle Times quote,

“State GOP Chairman Kirby Wilbur said he and other state party leaders recently notified the Republican National Committee that McKenna was the only credible Republican candidate in the race, clearing the way for the party to start funding his campaign before the Aug. 7 primary.”

I’m very disappointed that Kirby Wilbur, who I have admired and respected for some time, will now play such games of semantics.

UPDATE 2: I stand corrected in my claim that I did not say the WSRP endorsed McKenna as I did in fact use the word endorsed in the letter. I am still waiting to hear from Kirby Wilbur or any leadership of WSRP on the Seattle Times quote.

January 4, 2012

Gregoire’s Quandry, Deal with a Growing Budget Gap or Push Gay Marriage?

by lewwaters

With the state facing a $1.5 Billion budget gap, after a few years of contentious budget cuts (supposedly), unemployment remaining high, taxes and fees rising, and being unable to close the budget gap, what is the priority of lame duck Democrat Christine Gregoire?

Full session may be seen at http://www.tvw.org/index.php?option=com_tvwplayer&eventID=2012010042

Not explained in her announcement, if she is really all about “ending discrimination,” why does the proposed “Equality in Marriage” bills all continue to discriminate?

What does she say to the majority of the states citizens who continue struggling in this economic morass who will be most affected by more budget cuts and tax increases?

Does the middle class ever really mean anything to these pandering Democrats?