Brief comments by some fellow Vancouver, Washington city council members on Bill Turlay, as he assumed his seat on the city council, January 2012
An Independent Conservative Voice for Clark County
By now we all are aware of the controversy down at the Clark County Department of Environmental Services, the trumped up outrage over the lawful hiring of Republican State Senator Don Benton to be the director, the dozens of articles by the Lazy C blasting that hire and now, the tort claim filed on behalf of the woman who was chosen as the interim director, seeking $300,000 from the county.
In spite of what you have read or heard, the hiring of Don Benton was completely legal and well within the scope of the County Commissioners. It also was not a case of two Commissioners directing the County Administrator to hire Benton, as shown previously in the second portion of the post The Great Clark County Collusion Caper Debunked, where you will find an audio clip of the hiring as well as a written transcript.
In spite of what the Lazy C and the regular detractors commenting under articles say, it was well within the Commissioners scope to do so.
Reading Greg Jayne’s column, Clark County Republicans may be picking wrong fight and the reader comments this morning, once again I am left pondering, why is it that only Republicans are expected to be “moderate?” Where is the call for Democrats to move away from the left towards the center?
Jayne opines about the recent Open Letter from the Clark County Republican Party to 3rd Congressional District Congresswoman, Jaime Herrera Beutler and her caving into vote to approve ending the partial government shutdown and approving what appears to be an open-ended raising of the county’s debt limit, essentially doing away with any limit and abdicating congressional authority over the debt to the office of the president.
Jayne correctly notes the abhorrent amount of our national debt and the very likely collapse should we not rein it in.
“reasonable voters don’t see truth-telling as a sleazy maneuver at all” Columbian Editorial, October 11, 2009
The above quote was in reference to now incumbent mayor Tim Leavitt allegations of supporters of his opponent exposing his lack of voting over the years, Leavitt calling it a “sleazy maneuver” to let the public know something truthful about him.
But in this election it would appear that the Columbian, better known here as the Lazy C, has flipped on that position and now is the one expressing that exposing candidates and supporters is sleazy. Candidates that support positions they favor, that is.
As shown in the post The Little Paper That Cries Wolf, there is a recently formed group of concerned citizens and business owners that has been making noise and apparently, in spite of making a couple errors in navigating the complicated world of political rules, this group of political novices seems to be worrying some supporting the special interests in our fair city.
It should be remembered that while aging 80 and 90 year old WW2 Veterans, many in wheelchairs, were Barrycaded from entering their memorial, threatened with arrests and harassed by government employees, Illegal Aliens were permitted to hold a rally in Washington D.C. during the shut down within closed areas and Democrat officials attended, many speaking
Although I have not been very vocal for some time about it, the election of Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler is one that I have opposed in 2010 and in 2012 stayed out of. I did not hide my views in the 2010 primary that she was not suited for the job.
And she has proven both me and fellow blogger Kelly Hinton right more than once.
Of late, after some 15 days of the recent partial shut down of the government, she issued a letter calling on everybody to “face reality” on Obamacare and subsequently surrendered by voting to accept Obama and the Democrats terms, leaving the rest of us standing strong with egg on our faces.
The local Republican Party, under new leaders than when it firmly backed her against strong conservative candidates in 2010, to the point of actively undermining a candidate that previously held positions in Washington D.C. with the Veterans Administration and Department of Homeland Security, has issued an open letter expressing their disappointment with Ms. Herrera Beutler.
It’s a given that a conservative candidate, for the most part, cannot get a fair shake when it comes to news by the Lazy C, aka the Columbian. Especially if they oppose the CRC they can expect to never see a positive word about them in the pages.
Editor Lou Brancaccio has claimed many times now that it is not so, but the evidence of their bias is so blatant it literally screams.
Such is the case with Vancouver City Council member Bill Turlay, running to replace Mayor Tim Leavitt.
Turlay has not once received the papers endorsement in previous tries for office, but the people rallied behind him since he actually sides with the people against special interest groups promoting the disastrous CRC light rail project.
Voters in Vancouver Washington have another opportunity to restore the city or just allow it to the slide into obscurity. You are facing another off-year election where a majority of voters don’t bother to vote, seeing no candidates for national office running.
Unfortunately, those that decline to vote this time hurt themselves more since these off year elections are when many local offices are filled with incumbents or replaced with new people.
The Mayor of Vancouver race has already been covered, but three seats on the city council are up this time and if you are fed up with being ignored, silenced or disrespected, this is an important election for you. You can change how the city has been going.
lined through I do not recommend for a variety of reasons, no info, known
Democrat, CRC supporter or what have you
Names bolded, colored and underlined are my preference to vote for
Names with (?) after are those I find no negative info on.
The following is just my perception and I encourage you to study candidates in your district for yourselves and choose who you feel is best suited.
In some races you will note I chose two preferred. That is because I feel either would serve well, take your pick.
The Community Military Appreciation Committee instituted back in 2009 to show appreciation to our Veterans and their families was something I looked upon as much needed in our community, as they worked to remind the community we do have Veterans and they need our support.
The group came into being as Events in our community hosted by the Military were in danger of being cancelled due to those Units being moved northward and out of the community, leaving us with few active duty.
From the efforts of Dan Tarbell and city council member Larry Smith, both Veterans, CMAC came into being and was established to promote Veterans and continue the proud tradition of Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
And, the group was intended to be nonpolitical. Or so we were told.
UPDATE: It never ceases to amaze me how the Lazy C is very selective in their outrage against certain people. While they have gone absolutely nutz over Sen. Don Benton threatening a lawsuit against Ed Barnes, for his week after week of unfounded claims of him being unqualified for the job he was legally appointed to by County Commissioners, Tim Leavitt’s threat below remains completely ignored.
As if lying through his teeth back in 2009 to get elected wasn’t bad enough, now we see Mayor Tim ‘The Liar’ Leavitt using the city provided email address he was issued to threaten a citizen that speaks out against him.
From: “Tim Leavitt” <Tim.Leavitt@cityofvancouver.us>
Sent: Saturday, September 28, 2013 10:18:22 AM
Subject: Re: tri met
Again, what you’re saying below is inaccurate, and in fact if even feasible geometrically, would have significant negative impacts to our downtown.
Terrence, I’m going to offer you a courtesy “heads-up”. I hope you pay close attention. Your statement of “nothing personal” is humorous, at best.
This blog recently showed where Leavitt is little more than a Whiny CRC Whore, crying the blues about being picked on and how he is constantly being attacked, boo hoo, boo hoo, boo hoo.
We showed this is much the same ‘victim card’ he used back in 2009 against Royce Pollard, Leavitt’s blatant lies now well known around town, except with the writers down at the Lazy C that seem to have forgotten how they blasted Leavitt back in 2009 and 2010.
The Lazy C’s Greg Jayne says in his column today, “That 2010 election, when Republicans took control of the House, served as a harbinger of the rancor that has followed in Washington, D.C.”
While I appreciate his editorials much more than the bombastic, vitriolic, hate everything right of Mao John Laird, I must take exception to that sentence. The real rancor started in earnest right after Al Gore lost to George W. Bush in 2000 and has not abated since.
From years of “Kill Bush” to erroneous cries of “stolen election,” Democrats went on an all out assault against anything Republican or remotely conservative.
I wonder just how many walk-outs he called for as a community
Barack, a wise old saying goes, “caution, place brain in gear before putting mouth in motion.”
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