Archive for November 12th, 2011

November 12, 2011

Jeanne Harris Tries For Gavel Down II

by lewwaters

Updated November 14, 2011 to include links to updated YouTube videos of the meltdown. Ms. Harris might have succeeded in having David Madore remove the video, but CVTV archived video of the meetings which are part of the Public Record remain!

Sometimes the sheer audacity of our elected officials just amazes me. I am left wondering just what world they live in to come to the thinking they have.

Such an example is Vancouver, Washington city council member Jeanne Harris who made a complete ass out of herself last September with her now famous ‘gavel down’ meltdown at council meeting.

At the time of the incident, Harris “explained” her conduct was because fellow council member Jeanne E. Stewart “provoked her,” and that she was also “going through a difficult divorce.” She labeled the subsequent ethics investigation and censure as “rash and uncalled for.”

She issued a “public apology” immediately followed by a terse email to fellow council members ending with the note, “thanks for making my life hell.”

Since accepting the outcome of the ethics investigation, she has come out expecting a public apology for how she thinks she was treated over her own outburst and expects the famous video to be removed from the internet.

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November 12, 2011

Of Good Friends and Frenemies

by lewwaters

It looks like my ‘super buddy’ Lou Brancaccio at the Columbian has done it again. In calling for “no more cheap shots” and previous “warning” only my wife and I to “keep it constructive,” while ignoring “cheap shots” from others, ‘super buddy’ Lou pens his post election assessment of one candidate and one supporter in Before the election completely fades

In reality yet another slap against successful businessman David Madore, their favorite boogieman they frequently rail against and Josephine Wentzel who they thoroughly trashed throughout the campaign only to whine about when she broke off contact with them.

Lou offers them both and the rest of the community his ‘expert’ advice on how they should act, apparently according to his Book of Hoyle if they wish to campaign in Clark County again. Right off the bat we see him falling back on “Blame the messenger rather than the message” since Josephine had the audacity to call the paper on their very slanted coverage of city council candidates.

Apparently he never learned that if someone’s message is continually blocked, twisted, spun and demeaned at every step, the messenger does share a lot of blame for it not getting out. Of course, when you seek to maintain a monopoly on messaging in the community and control the dissemination of information, little things like bias are not so apparent to the biased ones pretending to be objective.

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