Archive for ‘Vancouver’

January 2, 2017

Anne McEnerny Ogle Offically Announces Run for Mayor

by lewwaters

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.

April 16, 2016

City Can’t Patch Potholes, but Doubles Mayor’s Salary

by lewwaters

Leavitt LaughingMayor Tim Leavitt swooped into office in the 2009 elections largely due to his numerous claims of opposing tolling a new Interstate Bridge project that saw him flip within weeks of winning to fully supporting them and leading the outgoing Mayor, Royce Pollard to express in an interview, “I want to puke.”

You may desire to grab that vomit bucket again as it is now reported that although Mayor of Vancouver, Washington is only a part-time gig, the salary for the position has now been more than doubled to some $60,000 a year.

Some may think that is an acceptable salary for a Mayor, but it must be remembered that in our community, the day to day functioning of the city is in the hands of a city manager that is paid over $200,000 a year, leaving the Mayor’s position as more of a figurehead that leads the city council, also part-time positions for each.

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October 27, 2015

George Francisco, Honesty Really Is the Best Policy

by lewwaters
George Francisco

George Francisco

I really had intended to stay out of campaigns this election, but at this late date find myself compelled to enter the fray to not only counter the many lies being told by Vancouver City Council candidate, George R. Francisco against incumbent Bill Turlay, a decorated retired U.S. Navy Jet Pilot, but also to shine a little light on what he hasn’t been too forthcoming with.

It must be remembered that Mr. Turlay came under fire back in 2013 over a 20-year old business bankruptcy when he ran against Mayor Tim ‘the Liar’ Leavitt. Yet, in this 2015 race with Francisco endorsed by Leavitt, no one is discussing Francisco’s more recent bankruptcy I stumbled across this evening vetting him.

Unfortunately for Mr. Francisco, it is the very lies he has continued telling that prompted me to vet him, since apparently the Lazy C isn’t as interested now as they were two years ago. You started lying, George and I went looking.

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October 27, 2015

More Lies and Desperation from George Francisco

by lewwaters
George Francisco

George Francisco

Just like his mentor, Tim ‘the Liar’ Leavitt, George R. Francisco is running for office and basing his campaign on a flat out lie.

Even though brought to his attention long ago that incumbent council member Turlay had distanced himself from county councilor Madore and the Liz Pike write-in effort, Francisco continues to claim a false linkage of Turlay and Madore due to support from over 4 years ago.

Isn’t one proven Liar enough on Vancouver City Council?

Why can’t George Francisco stop lying about the incumbent council member and address issues of importance to the city? I ask that due to seeing just today next to a Lazy C article addressing a $4 Million projected surplus for Vancouver revenues, the following ad for Francisco, again making the false claim on Turlay

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September 18, 2015

More Desperation and Prevarication in Vancouver

by lewwaters

Word has reached me that Vancouver Mayor, Tim ‘the Liar’ Leavitt is working overtime trying to create a link between David Madore and city councilor Bill Turlay in order to help out his rubber stamp friend, George Francisco since Madore donated to his campaign 4 years ago.

I have to wonder just where Timmy gets off with that considering how in 2009, Tim lied through his teeth on tolls and the CRC, adopting basically the same stand held by David Madore in order to get elected Mayor?

In 2009, Timmy wasn’t very happy over a false linkage to Republican Dino Rossi from a couple years earlier,

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September 2, 2015

Updated: Desperation in City Council Race?

by lewwaters

Yes, I vowed to neither support nor oppose any candidate in this election, but blatant lies by a candidate must not stand.

We all know how Mayor Tim ‘the liar’ Leavitt lied on opposing tolls should a new bridge be built back in 2009, only to quickly switch to strongly supporting them after winning against former Mayor Pollard.

We also know how the local alleged newspaper has demonized county councilor Madore, labeling those they lumped in with him, even though they were not part of any cabal as “the Madore Four.”

The campaign then and the efforts of the Lazy C, particularly from the editors would have made Joseph Goebbels proud.

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July 8, 2015

This is Your Mayor

by lewwaters

Leavitt 5I recently decided to ‘unfriend’ a young Liberal on facebook over what I perceived to be of questionable emotional stability, reinforced in my estimation by an over the top, overly emotional outburst over my unfriending her.

Most curious was the amount of other people that flocked to the post to offer consolation as if it were some sort of divorce one would expect to see in something like the Young and the Restless Soap Opera.

Among those coming by to console and assuage the feelings of this young person was none other than ‘da Mayor, Timothy ‘the Liar’ Leavitt, that prompted me to confront ‘hizzoner’ on his allegations against me in an email exchange, seen below.

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April 10, 2015

Turlay to Run for 2nd Term

by lewwaters

Bill Turlay, incumbent Vancouver, Washington City Council Member, Seat 6 announced his intent to run for reelection at Chronis’ Restaurant, 819 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660 April 10, 2015

See also: Columbian.com

March 26, 2015

Mayor Leavitt, Tacky as Ever

by lewwaters

I can only imagine the uproar had Councilor Mielke, Sen Benton, Rep Pike or any conservative suggesting a trip to “Happy Hour” on closing out a speech, as did Mayor Leavitt at the 2015 State of the City speech?

Is that next drink what is important to the Mayor? Who really makes such a suggestion to an audience that also contains teenagers?

March 22, 2015

Thunder & Lightening

by lewwaters

Taken about 5:30 PM today, March 22, 2015 out my back door

February 9, 2014

Where is Mayor Leavitt?

by lewwaters

LeavittPick up a copy of the Lazy C or just look out your window and we can see the city is beset with trouble. Roads are iced over with our third day of extreme cold weather and the Lazy C’s Sunday edition is quick to stir up fears over three shootings in two-days in the city.

They turn to road crews about the weather and question the County Sheriff over the shootings, but lacking is any quest for answers to recently reelected Mayor, Tim Leavitt.

We see reports from Portland TV News and read statements from Mayors across the country when crisis hits their communities. We see media pressing for answers. We see efforts of others to calm citizens, remind them that the weather will pass, drive safely, shootings are rare but that there are steps we can each take just in case.

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November 25, 2013

Thanking “the Jeanne’s” for Their Many Years of Service

by lewwaters

2013 Vanc City CouncilIt won’t be long now, just weeks away, and the city of Vancouver, Washington will be losing two multi-term city council members, Jeanne Harris and Jeanne E. Stewart who combined, have almost 30 years sitting on the city council, Harris for 17 years and Stewart for 12.

And, how typical of the Lazy C’s Stephanie Rice to take a parting shot at them both in their All politics is local blog over their rightfully questioning sending an official letter to representatives in another state, signed by city council member Jack Burkman and not the mayor.

That the mayor actually agreed with both Ms. Harris and Ms. Stewart, before justifying the act, doesn’t enter into Rice’s cheap shot, though and is typical of the poorly disguised ‘yellow journalism’ we see daily in the pages and online with what is the sorriest excuse for a newspaper I can recall.

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November 17, 2013

Lawsuits

by lewwaters

Columbian Coverage of Benton => OUTRAGED

Columbian coverage of Leavitt => —————–

Read about Leavitt’s threat here

November 7, 2013

Turlay Concedes, Sot Leavitt wins

by lewwaters

head_up_assRejoice citizens of Vantroit, you proved you want nothing to do with honesty and integrity.

Tim Leavitt staggers his way into a second term leading Vantroit to ruin.

You have a city council wholly bought and paid for by Identity Clark County and other special interests. You can expect your taxes to increase while their bank accounts swell.

You all want a city like Detroit?

You got it.

November 7, 2013

A Greater Nation

by lewwaters

The latest from our friends Michael & Angela Souders and those wonderful children at Tussing Elementary School

Michael says we are wonderful to them. It is they that are wonderful with their respect and thanks to Veterans every year.

November 7, 2013

Who Was Bought in the Election?

by lewwaters

As the Lazy C created a falsehood of the election being all about Commissioner Madore and their braindead commenters chimed in with him “buying elections,” one thing you will not see in the pages of the Lazy C is just who was bought and paid for in the election. From the PDC reports:

Bought Election

Are we to believe that Madore, the “scourge” of Clark County according to Brancaccio, funded & bought all of the very people the Lazy C supported?

Vancouver, you been had!

November 4, 2013

There is Only One Real Question in the Mayor’s Race

by lewwaters

Leavitt, DufusThe Leavitt campaign and his supporters at Forward Vancouver appear to be really sweating this campaign as the lies and smears just keep flowing in favor of sleazebag, Tim Leavitt, unable to stand on his record.

Leavitt blatantly lied his way into office in 2009 and now, to counter voters holding him accountable, it’s just lie after lie after lie.

That a stalwart citizen like Ed Lynch allows his name to even be associated with the group is unbelievable itself, but he has, leaving himself open to every sort of criticism coming his way.

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November 3, 2013

Tim Leavitt, Gloom, Despair and Agony

by lewwaters

Spoken like a true crybaby, Mayor.

October 31, 2013

What Fellow Council Members Have Said About Bill Turlay

by lewwaters

Brief comments by some fellow Vancouver, Washington city council members on Bill Turlay, as he assumed his seat on the city council, January 2012

Couv.com

Vote Bill Turlay for Mayor

October 17, 2013

Lazy C Goes Barrel Scrapping, Again (Updated)

by lewwaters

Barrel 2It’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.

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