Archive for June 26th, 2011

June 26, 2011

Is Someone Trying to Set-Up Jeanne Harris?

by lewwaters

Vancouver city council member Jeanne Harris, who made International news last year for her melt-down, has publicly apologized for her behavior, expressed embarrassment over it and wishes it would go away. No doubt, any of us would, given the embarrassing nature of the famous “gavel down” incident.

However, once something is on the internet, it is there forever and only time drops people’s interest as they move on to something else.

I was a little surprised to find on Victoria Taft’s blog a posting of someone claiming to be Jeanne Harris posting a bombastic email purportedly from Ms. Harris to a constituent that is little more than a vitriolic blaming of everyone else for the incident.

I expressed my doubts then that the sender, a val380 was in fact Ms. Harris and quite honestly I’m still not convinced it is her.

val380 Seems to be going all over YouTube with comments like seen below.

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June 26, 2011

John Laird: Befitting of the ‘Gargamel’ Comparison

by lewwaters

In keeping with the Columbian’s light hearted poke at elected officials recently, comparing them to Muppet characters, I made a little comparison of my own in regards to the editors of the paper. Lou Brancaccio was compared to Count von Count and he got a kick out of it. I was unable to find a Muppet character that adequately depicts acerbic editorial page editor John Laird, though, and ended up seeing he was very much like the cartoon character Gargamel from the Smurf’s.

Beyond some physical resemblance, He displays the same attributes of being “the sworn enemy of the Smurfs and the principal antagonist,” except in our community, he is the sworn enemy and main antagonist of conservatives.

In fact, as far as I’m concerned, he displays everything that is wrong in our political landscape today, as can be seen in his Sunday, June 26, 2011 column, Food fights, hounds, science and more.

Also refreshing is seeing some liberals waking up to his bombastic blasting of conservatives, as did local Democratic Party activist Temple Lentz.

Temple rightfully points out that Laird is “personally insulting and debasing people who disagree with him.” He has a history of doing this, labeling those who disagree with him on bringing light rail from Portland to Vancouver as “ankle biting hounds from Whinerville” and such.

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