Archive for November 8th, 2011

November 8, 2011

Surprises and Disappointments in Early Results

by lewwaters

UPDATED November 9, 2011 4:20 PM

As we see every election during early results, some lose and some win, some results are disappointing and others a real surprise, some even a surprising disappointment leaving us to wonder what are people thinking?

Probably the most surprising disappointment is seeing so many Clark County voters falling for the scare tactics pout out by C-Tran by approving another sales tax increase to keep empty buses running while C-Tran sits on Millions of uncommitted dollars and plans to create an ambitious rapid transit corridor down Fourth Plain, whether we want it or not.

Surprising to see Clark County fall for a tax increase while Seattle, a liberal Mecca in the Northwest rejects a license tag fee increase. Of course, who knew that on this day we would also be hit by the Port of Vancouver with a 1% property tax increase too. Although voting yes, Port Commissioner Brian H. Wolfe, who won reelection today running unopposed claims he’d like to see the Port wean itself off of property taxes saying, “I don’t know this is the right time to start doing that.”

Purely coincidental I’m sure, that the tax increase wasn’t voted on until today, Election Day.

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November 8, 2011

Portland Occupier Attacks KGW News Crew

by lewwaters

I guess it escapes some that they are not the only ones with rights!

H/T daylightdisinfectant

November 8, 2011

Editorial spoof Free Speech play‏

by lewwaters

Submitted by Professor Robert Dean

Students, Free Speech 102 is now in session. Today, we have a guest lecturer, Professor Robert Dean, from Australia. Professor Dean is a distinguished graduate of the Dan Rather Excellence in Journalism workshop and of the Pol Pot Reeducation Camp program at the University of Phnom Penh.

Professor Dean: Before we start, I want to make sure you all have the prerequisite History and Constitutional Law classes. Good! As you know, the US Government did not grant us the right to free speech, as many believe today. No, freedom of speech is a fundamental human right granted to all humankind by our Creator. Does anyone here know who our Creator is?

Tom H: Yes, but I’m not allowed to say or I’ll lose my government scholarship.

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November 8, 2011

Barack Obama and His Church

by lewwaters

I remain amazed that anybody trusts what Obama says.