Archive for November 17th, 2012

November 17, 2012

CRC Proponents Ignoring The Will Of The Voters

by lewwaters

Once again, voters in Clark County have spoken on dragging Portland, Oregon’s financially failing light rail into our community by defeating the latest C-Tran Proposition 1 for raising the sales tax to cover the cost of operations & maintenance of the light rail line. Just as before, voters resoundingly rejected it by nearly 20,000 votes.

In spite of claims otherwise by proponents, the vote was well known among voters to be a proxy vote on light rail itself since all promises previously made of letting voters vote on whether or not we even want Portland’s folly have been denied by elected rulers.

One of the first was Vancouver’s Mayor, ‘Teflon’ Tim Leavitt, known for lying through his teeth to win office as upon seeing the results of the election indicated the “result only confirms that voters do not support raising sales tax to pay for light rail.”

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November 17, 2012

Reaching Out To Liberals

by lewwaters

We always hear how we should reach out to our liberal ‘friends’ and seek common ground, how we need to stop the vitriol and mean-spirited attacks, even though they are slashing our throats, bankrupting us and wanting to control our lives when they cannot even manage their own.

So in that spirit of coming together and finding commonality with liberals, I present the following post election poem that I was sent.

The election is over, the talk is done
My party lost, your party won

So let us be friends
Let arguments pass

I’ll hug my elephant
You kiss your ass

(author unknown)

November 17, 2012

Brancaccio Reveals Truth, Agreeing With Him Is ‘Nonconstructive’

by lewwaters

Winston Churchill famously said, “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.”

Who knew that Columbian editor, Lou Brancaccio would present a perfect example proving the truth behind those words?

As we know, Lou does a regular Saturday column, “Press Talk.” In his Saturday November 17, 2012 column, Of good people and listening more, he is talking about a recent Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation’s Authors & Illustrators Dinner and Silent Auction he attended featuring “New York Times best-selling author Nicholas Sparks” as guest speaker.

Lou goes on to lament of what he got out of the talk, mentioning “volunteering” for doing something “rewarding” and in the bigger picture he asks, “Where do we go from here?”

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