Archive for April 21st, 2011

April 21, 2011

La Center Mayor’s Sarcasm Towards Citizen

by lewwaters

I recall a time, long ago now, when elected officials were known for respectful correspondence with people, even with opposing views. Like I said, long ago. Increasingly, we see constituents and others who contact elected officials receiving disrespectful and sarcastic replies, especially where extending Light Rail into Clark County from Portland, Oregon is concerned.

It is well known now that residents in Clark County who were promised a vote on the project will not be getting one. We were lied to apparently.

It is also a concern of opponents of Light Rail that crime increases with Light Rail. That was the concern of Jim Karlock when he contacted La Center, Washington Mayor Jim Irish, sending the Mayor a link to the article Delta Employees Attacked On MARTA Train, addressing a violent attack against some employees of Delta Airlines in Atlanta, Georgia recently.

The reply Jim received from Mayor Irish is as sarcastic and unbelievable as any I have seen from an elected official.

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April 21, 2011

Marine Corporal David Hedrick Still Blaming His Wife

by lewwaters

Abraham Lincoln is credited with once saying, “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” I am hard pressed to see a more fitting example of that than when it comes to former 3rd Congressional District candidate and self professed “Icon of the Tea Party” Marine Corporal David W. Hedrick.

Ever since he burst on the scene with his verbal confrontation against former 3rd Congressional District Representative Brian Baird in August 2009, Hedrick has worked to keep his name out in the public. From his better than expected run for Baird’s position after he announced retirement to his attempt at literary genius in writing a children’s book, he seems to not want the community to forget who he is.

One such effort was not expected nor wanted by him, I’m sure. That being his arrest in October 2010 for Domestic Violence, that he was acquitted of earlier this year. The acquittal was no great surprise as his wife recanted the allegations she first leveled against him. Some accept her recantation and others do not as is always the case in such matters. In the end, no one among us knows what really happened that evening but Hedrick and his wife.

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