Archive for July 12th, 2011

July 12, 2011

Minor League Basebrawl at its Finest

by lewwaters

What with so many saying they want a Minor League baseball team to locate to Vancouver, is this what we can expect to see?

From the description at Seattle Weekly, runner Rougned Odor is tagged out at second base, then walking back brushes short stop Jon Berti.

From there, the fecal matter comes within direct contact with the rotary oscillator.

You just have love the sportsmanship.

July 12, 2011

And The Rockets’ Red Glare, The Bombs Bursting In Air

by lewwaters

Photo by Steve Shepard

With the Fourth of July celebration behind us, here comes the annual onslaught of those who persist in banning fireworks in our community. It never fails, before the celebration is even over, just barely begun, the Columbian’s Letter to the Editor fills up with those accusing people who enjoy setting off fireworks of illegal activities, exploding bombs, terrorizing neighborhoods, children, pets and anything else they can conjure up.

For the record, as a Vietnam Veteran who went through a sapper attack in An Khe where 17 helicopters were blown up one evening, one being less than half of a football field length away from me, who witnessed an ammunition bunker going up in flames and secondary explosions and underwent other sorts of mortar and rocket attacks on occasion, I don’t care much for fireworks. In fact, some of them really make my skin crawl.

Still, why should the community have to cater to my whims? I fully understand people enjoy the fireworks and most are responsible with them.

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July 12, 2011

McKenna Naively Falls for Democrat Dirty Trick

by lewwaters

Political campaigns have gotten dirtier and dirtier over the past several years. We’ve seen the escalation of dirty tricks even within party primary races. Seeing dirty tricks has gotten so common place that we barely even notice them. But, candidates should see when they are walking into such traps.

Recently, Rob McKenna, Republican candidate for Washington’s Governor handed the Democrat Party video footage of him falling for such a trick on a silver platter.

Just last year at an Oregon Governor’s Campaign Event for John Kitzhaber, we conservatives were outraged at the mistreatment of a citizen taping the event as he was first told he could not and then assaulted for continuing.

We rightfully made a ruckus over the idea of political candidates not allowing their speeches to be taped.

A recent New York Times articles informs us how the Democrat party has a strong head start over the GOP in such “tracking” of candidates and if you recall the Macaca comment, they know how to use such tricks to their advantage.

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