Archive for ‘Clark County Issues’

June 8, 2017

Notice

by lewwaters

The WordPress subscription for Clark County Conservative blog has been cancelled and will expire in the weeks ahead. The blog itself will become either inactive or deleted over the coming weeks.

I thank all of you that have followed my efforts over these past 9 years, but I feel it appropriate to now move my life in another direction.

Lew

May 22, 2017

Due to Smear Effort, Sean Guard Drops Bid for Reelection

by lewwaters

Earlier this afternoon this blog was included in receiving the following announcement from Sean Guard, Mayor of Washougal, Washington.

I am sending this to the large group of folks who have been so supportive of us, especially in the last week.

It is obvious that this far right faction is desperate to get me out of office and they will do anything possible to do so. Annie and I know the truth, however, as do so many of you.

I bleed orange and black. I am Washougal through and through. I have spent the last 7+ years leading our community to greater heights and preparing it for the future. We have so many awesome opportunities in front of us thanks to the team and most of the council that is in place.

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May 16, 2017

Politics, a Blood Sport? Or just Cockroaches Hiding in the Shadows?

by lewwaters

A quote from the leftist Welsh politician Aneurin Bevan, “politics is a bloodsport” is often heard from fringe elements to justify their vitriol and smearing of opponents in campaigns. Mostly it seems to now be coming from more right wing elements professing deep hatred for anything on the left.

To them, compromise or meeting in the middle is tantamount to high treason as they seek to impose their tyrannical view by any means deemed appropriate.

Tragically, we see this attitude all too often these past few years right here in Clark County Political campaigns as a small but nefarious group of right wingers seems hellbent on seizing power in our county by any means necessary.

It was three years ago this very blog became a target of this vitriolic hate group and remains in their crosshairs with whisper campaigns, so called “newsletters” spewing untruths or condemnation for having the audacity to allow voluntary contributions last year to help defray expenses.

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May 14, 2017

Marc Boldt Addresses Firing County Manager Mark McCauley

by lewwaters

Boldt, Dalesaandro, AngeloClark County Council Chair, Marc Boldt, interviewed by Mike Dalesandro and Jeff Angelo, the first half addresses the recent unexpected letting go of County Manager Mark McCauley.

Unfiltered Podcast Episode #7: Marc Boldt

See also CVTV coverage May 12, 2017 Special Meeting

April 1, 2017

UPDATED: Anne McEnerny Ogle Gets an Opponent

by lewwaters

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.

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January 24, 2017

Lazy C Editor Brancaccio to Retire

by lewwaters

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

Protesting is Good, Now

by lewwaters

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.

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December 29, 2016

2016, an Eye Opener

by lewwaters

Why blogIt’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.

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December 22, 2016

Former Rep. Moeller Still Seeks a Tax Hog Heaven

by lewwaters

Moeller GlareThis 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.

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December 17, 2016

Of Vitriol, Finger Wagging and Decorum

by lewwaters

Madore, Duct Tape IIIWhat 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.

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November 27, 2016

Thankful

by lewwaters

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 15, 2016

No Bragging Rights for Clark County Republicans, Must be Restructured

by lewwaters

UPDATE: The Clark County Republican Party did elect a new chair, someone not to the liking of the previous leadership that now sees their power slipping away and in usual fashion, engage in vitriolic attacks, smears and pure hatred of a view different than their own.

The result? Infighting roils local Republican Party

See also: Clark County Republican Party Commits Political Suicide

Welcome to the club, Mr. Gellatly

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.

 

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November 3, 2016

WEA: Lying for Monica Stonier

by lewwaters

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.

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October 31, 2016

Clark County Budget

by lewwaters

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

Blom and Battan for County Council

by lewwaters

PoliticianBallots 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.

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October 28, 2016

Topper in the 49th, Pos 2

by lewwaters

stonier-topperEven 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.”

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October 1, 2016

LULAC Campaign Forum

by lewwaters

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

On Extended Break

by lewwaters

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

Just What Is a “Real Republican?”

by lewwaters

Elephant 3Since 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.”

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August 27, 2016

Clark County Republican Party Commits Political Suicide

by lewwaters

Dems, Shooting own footUnbelievable, 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.

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