Archive for January 7th, 2012

January 7, 2012

Did Ron Paul Really Claim to be a Democrat?

by lewwaters

A brief excerpt from the January 7, 2012 New Hampshire Debate

Sounds like that is just what he claimed.

Do we want someone in office who can’t even tell what party he claims he is a member of?

Excerpt taken from highlights video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvZ5D_fU39w

January 7, 2012

Shame on You, Senator Pridemore

by lewwaters

Washington State Democratic Senator (49th legislative district) Craig Pridemore (wearing the tie) fumbling with his jacket throughout the pledge of allegiance during the opening of the January 7, 2012 Town Hall, with 49th legislative district Democrat representatives, Sharon Wylie and Jim Moeller who showed proper respect to the flag.

CVTV footage, obtained pursuant to the Public Disclosure Act, in no way is intended by CVTV, the City of Vancouver, or Clark County to either promote or oppose any candidate for public office or any ballot proposition.”

January 7, 2012

Identity Vancouver Plan C:

by lewwaters

 

By Professor Robert Dean

Tap! Tap!

Scott H: Meeting will come to order! Welcome to the fourth inaugural meeting of Identity Vancouver. Tonight, we will look for alternative financing of the replacement of the I-5 bridge and light rail platform to Portland.

Tom M: Alternative financing? I thought the feds, Federal Transit Administration and Highway Administration, were going to pay a third, WSDOT and ODOT would pay a third, and the local community, Vancouver commuters who work in Portland, would pay a third. What other options are there?

Scott H: Not many. Trouble is, WSDOT and ODOT are maxed out on their bonding capacity and the feds are $15 trillion in debt. Now that the Record of Decision has been issued the next thing holding up the whole project is the Federal Transit Administration has to release about $850 million in funds for light rail. They won’t release that money unless CTRAN votes to fund maintenance and operation of light rail. That puts the CTRAN vote directly in the critical path.

Jack B: If the vote fails and the feds and states won’t fund light rail, that leaves Plan B, Vancouver commuters, tolls – we have to find a way to leverage that.

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January 7, 2012

Allen West Sets the Record Straight on NDAA & Detention of US Citizens

by lewwaters

I find Rep. Allen West to be much more believable than Alex Jones or Ron Paul.

January 7, 2012

Congressional Hypocrisy on Outsourcing Defense Contracts

by lewwaters

Once again, American workers, mired in an ongoing ‘Great Recession’ and facing some of the highest unemployment in decades, are seeing work that should be filled in America by Americans being outsourced to a foreign country. Worse yet, the work is in the filling of a defense contract.

Hawker Beechcraft, an established aircraft manufacturer based in Wichita, Kansas appears to have been shut out of a defense contract in supplying the U.S. Air Force with a light attack aircraft slated for use as a trainer and a potential ground attack plane in Afghanistan for their forces.

Without fanfare and apparently very quietly, the contract was awarded to the Brazilian aircraft company, Embraer, in partnership with Sierra Nevada Corporation.

Since Hawker Beechcraft has been supplying an airplane to the U.S. Air Force for some time that fits the bill and has been the trainer of choice, the company has filed a lawsuit in federal court over the award.

To the best of my knowledge, both companies build very good aircraft. My intent in this post is not to promote one over the other, that is left to the courts and those who will evaluate the aircraft and the merits of Hawker Beechcraft’s allegations.

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