My apologies to Clark County citizens for any past support shown this lying hypocrite!
It’s actually no surprise, it has been pretty well known around the county that Mayor Onslow, a fellow member of the C-Tran Gang of Five that sold us out to Oregon’s Trimet, was going to make sure Stuart received the nomination.
Ridgefield’s loss is Clark County’s gain, though.
Stuart will begin on April 14.
After that, the Democrat Party will put forth three individuals for Commissioner’s Madore and Mielke to select his replacement from. So far, I have only heard of Temple Lentz announcing she wishes to be one of the three.
Bombastic former editorial page editor for the Lazy C, John Laird, whipping up support for a new County Charter claimed in a July 14, 2013 editorial, “Commissioners run roughshod over their dual dominion of executive and legislative powers, with far too little transparency and a glaring shortage of accountability.”
November 6, 2013 saw Lazy C Madore critic Erik Hidle actually credit County Commissioner Madore for instituting an “open checkbook” online so citizens could see where our tax dollars have gone and admitting, “It’s also not the only thing Madore has done to make Clark County more transparent.”
The C-Tran/TriMet deal has essentially gone how former union boss Barnes called for, yet he still shows up at various meetings, bitching?
He got what he wanted, so why keep bitching?
Something unscrupulous media has been known to do is try to slip something past readers, citizens of their communities, in an effort to push forward an agenda that a majority in the community might oppose. Other times it might be a small sliver of truth in an agenda driven article, buried deep in the article with hopes that busy people will just read a biased headline and maybe skim the first part of the article.
Some claim they are not biased because there is that hint of truth in an otherwise heavily biased article, all too often missed or overlooked by readers.
And other times a quote is included in what might otherwise be considered an unrelated article that actually sheds light on another matter citizens of a community should be made aware of.
Respect for citizens and honesty in local government has been seriously lacking for far too long. Our votes have been ignored, our voices disrespected and a small group has set themselves up as rulers over us, dictating what is to be, listening only to special interest groups salivating over adding more middle class tax dollars to their bank accounts.
Our own local mouthpiece for those special interests, the Lazy C has endorsed a solid slate of
sell-outs candidates that have either a history of opposing citizens or are naïve and inexperienced over people who are willing to actually represent citizen interests, or have been doing just that for many years.
And we know that the reason boils down to special interest desires to force Portland, Oregon’s financially troubled light rail into Vancouver, draining revenues from our community to theirs and likely filling the pockets of special interests on this side of the river. A look at who the Lazy C is endorsing for office in Vancouver is a who’s who list of sell outs or naïve idealists sold a bill of goods.
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.
I am left amazed how a flip-flop after lying your way into office brought out condemnation after the 2009 mayoral election, but is today being whitewashed by the Lazy C. Yes, for all the praise, ass-kissing and erecting a flimsy pedestal to place Tim Leavitt on today, the Lazy C wasn’t so pleased when he defeated ex-mayor Royce Pollard by nearly a 7-point margin.
In their endorsement of Pollard in 2009, the Lazy wrote of Leavitt, “has nowhere near the leadership capabilities that Pollard has,” describing him as “shallow, defensive and retaliatory” over a report issued by “the Vancouver Firefighters Union that Leavitt missed voting in 16 elections in 10 years.”
In the fashion we see continued today, Leavitt whined, “How does this sleazy maneuver help our struggling communities today?” The Lazy C then answered, “It exposes as delinquent the voting habits of a man who is courting Vancouver’s voters, and reasonable voters don’t see truth-telling as a sleazy maneuver at all.”
Courting ex-mayor Pollard some months after the election drew word that Leavitt had “duped the citizens of America’s Vancouver” and “checked his honesty and integrity at the door somewhere way back down the line … people bought that bull … this was a campaign based on a lie.”
Readers know I have little regard for the Columbian, aka the Lazy C due to their shoddy reporting, lack of interest in reporting negative reports on Democrats and their continued inconsistency directed towards the public.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 shows once again why their subscriptions continue to decline and why so few in Clark County trust them.
We all know that the CRC light rail project is big news and the community remains divided, many citizens outraged over a recent agreement to enter into a binding contract with TriMet for their financially troubled light rail and surrendering our sovereignty to Oregon just weeks before a scheduled advisory vote by citizens, essentially ruling the vote null and void even before it is held.
FIGHT CORRUPTION, DUMP LEAVITT
If there is anything worse than whiny, thin skinned politicians, crying and whining about how someone talks about them, but ignoring how they attack others, I don’t know what it would be. Perhaps a newspaper that cries how fair they are, but supports whiny, thin skinned politicians they excoriated, but now embrace seeing how said politician sells out the community.
And unfortunately, we suffer from both in Clark County with the Lazy C abandoning all semblances of journalism long ago as well as Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt, who blatantly lied through his teeth in 2009 to win the seat being supported for reelection in 2013, since he flip-flopped and now is just another CRC/light rail whore.
It is no surprise to read in the Sunday, October 6, 2013 edition of the Lazy C “In Our View: Leavitt for Mayor, He’s helped set Vancouver on track for growth, and has clear vision for future.” Neither actually cares more for our community than they do subjecting us to generations of debt to force Portland’s financially ailing light rail on us.
But it wasn’t always that way, the Lazy C didn’t always see Leavitt as such a stellar citizen and statesman.
Paul Montague, President of Identity Clark County, a conglomeration of special interest businesses and who once described the group to the state legislature as “the Fourth Arm of Government,” congratulating Clark County Commissioner Stuart for going back on his word to let citizens vote on extending light rail into Clark County and voting with 4 other sell outs on Sep. 26, 2013 to approve C-Tran entering a binding contract with TriMet.
“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.”
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
You cannot trust or believe what Tim Leavitt says now in his effort to be reelected. He sold us out.
Proof, Steve Stuart sold out Clark County citizens.
This blog no longer supports David Madore and calls upon him to resign immediately!
Copied in full from County Commissioner Madore’s facebook page, where he shared it with the public.
See also the preceding comment on receipt of a copy of the “40-page” contract already signed (executed), selling Clark County citizens down the river by that vote.
First, a little trip down memory lane for you;
Yes, that was our former County Commissioner, Marc Boldt selling you on voting to approve a sales tax increase in the 2011 election in order for C-Tran to keep buses running. Or so we were to believe.
Voters approved that sales tax increase, fearing Granny would be left standing out in the cold on some street corner.
We woke up to horror 12 years ago today. The worst terrorist attack in history had just occurred on the East Coast and we on the West Coast shook the sleep out of our eyes to view the horror in the media reports.
12 years later, we have changed leadership at many levels, sacrificed thousands of our own people fighting terror around the globe, but terror remains.
To a lesser degree, we have our own terror ongoing in Clark County. No, people are not being killed by suicide bombers, but it a form of terror as citizens are being ignored by an ever encroaching political ruling class to circumvent votes of the people and impose a costly project and its cost on them.
That the Lazy C has a hate fest with State Senator Don Benton (R 17th) is well known in Southwest Washington and as much as it pains me to say, he didn’t help the cause with his public spat with fellow State Senator Ann Rivers (R. 18th) and filing a complaint against her.
Don has received little if any support over it and they did very publicly ‘bury the hatchet’ this past Saturday.
While I have no doubt feathers are still ruffled somewhat, I know of these people are professionals and understand they must work together in the Senate to reach a consensus on improving the lot of our state.
But apparently that isn’t good enough for the Benton haters down at the Lazy C who begrudgingly buried mention of the reconciliation in the online blog and not the front page as they did the spat. Nor are they willing to let it go as they continue to seek more ways to bash Senator Benton.