Archive for January 24th, 2013

January 24, 2013

Oak Harbor City Council Member Exits Council Meeting Over Legal CCW – UPDATED

by lewwaters

This little tantrum occurred earlier this week, Jan. 15 at an Oak Harbor City Council meeting.

Kudo’s to the majority of this City Council that stood up for a trained citizens & Disabled Veterans right to legally carry a concealed weapon.

Raspberries to Councilman Rick Almberg for insulting a Disabled Veteran, showing his immaturity and spitting on his oath of office to uphold the constitution.

Read more at City council member walks out after council refuses to ban guns from meeting

UPDATE: Council member Rick Almberg: Departure was about bringing attention to gun issue

January 24, 2013

Commissioners Supporting Voters Draws the Columbian’s Ire

by lewwaters

Light Rail HellThat the Columbian Newspaper has long been in the bag for the Columbia River Crossing, to include Portland, Oregon’s financially failing light rail is a given well known in our community. Regardless of what shortcoming, irregularity, questionable practice or failing of design is revealed, you can bank on them spinning it to continue support and trying to build citizen support.

We have seen this over the several years since Clark County first rejected extending Portland’s folly across the Columbia River into Clark County in 1995 by a wide 2 to 1 margin.

They have editorialized against just about every single candidate for public office who doesn’t support CRC with light rail as well as endorsed some very marginal, inexperienced ones who do support it, as we saw last year in the campaign between incumbent now former County Commissioner Marc Boldt and successful businessman, David Madore.

Madore won in a landslide, Clark County citizens knowing his staunch opposition to light rail and desire to see the CRC brought under control.

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