Archive for April 3rd, 2011

April 3, 2011

The Cone of Silence Descends Over Clark County

by lewwaters

It’s been just over a week since the abrupt and mysterious resignation of 49th legislative district representative Jim Jacks, citing “personal reason he did not wish discussed publicly.” We in the 49th, now sitting without adequate representation in Olympia, continue to hear nothing but silence in why the man elected just in November so suddenly abandoned his constituents and quit.

From the first mention of his Friday March 25 resignation there appears to be a “cone of silence” lowered throughout the media allegedly covering the story. Warnings were posted in comments on the Columbian of against any speculation of why the resignation came about so abruptly even though Sen. Craig Pridemore told KOMO News they had been discussing the resignation with Jacks for a couple of days.

Unlike former Governor Sarah Palin, who publicly announced her resignation in July 2009 and coming out giving solid reasons for doing so, or hounding former 19th legislative district representative Richard Curtis who had 14 articles written on him by the Columbian in a 5 day period, all that is heard from the Columbian on Jacks quitting his constituents is “zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.”

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April 3, 2011

John Laird’s Hatchet Job Against Conservatives Continues

by lewwaters

As anyone within the region served by Clark Counties newspaper of record knows, the Columbian is as “unbiased” as they can be. Or so they claim. In spite of example after example of the contrary being shown, editor Lou Brancaccio can be expected every few weeks or so to pen a column boasting of their “unbiased” claims.

From the cloak of secrecy surrounding the abrupt and mysterious resignation of Democrat 49th legislative district representative Jim Jacks to the continual support of the boondoggle Columbia River Crossing project, the Columbian continues giving a pass to Democrats and projects favored by them, even though it is continually shown to be of no real benefit to the community or taxpayers who will be stuck the bills for generations to come.

No better example of the “trash and bash” against anybody to the right of Chairman Mao or Vladimir Ilyich Lenin can be seen that the regular Sunday editorials of editorial page editor John Laird.

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April 3, 2011

EPA Overreach: Hurting the Makers, Empowering the Takers

by lewwaters

As media attention remains heavily focused on the ongoing battle between governors of some states and greedy public unions, a quiet battle has been brewing by a greedy Government Regulatory Agency and a Congress wanting to see the country recover from this deep economic recession we have been in for too long now.

That greedy agency, the Environmental Protection Agency has overstepped their limits of enforcing federal environmental laws to advancing “policies absent congressional action that could cost millions of jobs, hurt American consumers and put U.S. businesses at a competitive disadvantage globally,” as explained by Jack Gerard, president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute last November.

The congressional action undertaken to reign in the out of control EPA is H.R. 910: Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011 introduced by Rep. Frederick Upton (R-MI) and co-sponsored by 95 fellow representatives. The design of the bill is “To amend the Clean Air Act to prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating any regulation concerning, taking action relating to, or taking into consideration the emission of a greenhouse gas to address climate change, and for other purposes.”

In a more plain laymen’s term, it is to prevent a government agency from sidestepping congress and taking it upon themselves to write the regulations they will enforce against us and businesses still struggling to come out of this ‘Great Recession.’

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