Archive for ‘Clark County Issues’

July 20, 2020

Crazy Liberal ‘Karen’

by lewwaters

I had a mask on

Getting in line, ‘Crazy Liberal ‘Karen’ was ahead of me in the checkout with a buggy full of merchandise. I had my own buggy with less stuff, but patiently waited for my turn to checkout.

There was some guy walking through another checkout that had taken his mask off and speaking very loudly against the mask requirement our governor has mandated on us. For me, it is his right to speak out and if he draws attention, so be it.

I just want to check out and go home before the day gets much hotter.

June 21, 2020

First They Came

by lewwaters

Amazing how those who applauded and gave approval of Confederate statues and Memorials being torn down are now alarmed seeing all other Statues and Memorials targeted for destruction as well.

Y’all opened the door for this and approved of it, that is, until it was something that you revered.

It fits perfectly with the tone of Martin Niemöller’s poem,

June 18, 2020

Rey Reynolds Speaks

by lewwaters

Rey Reynolds, Independent Republican running for the State Senate in Washington’s 49th Legislative District interviewed by Glen Morgan of We The Governed on the current state of affairs

May 2, 2020

Return to “New Normal”

by lewwaters

Does the recent talk of a “new normal” give you an uneasy feeling deep in the pit of your stomach? Well, it should since through most of the 8 years of the Obama administration we were continually told how higher unemployment, fewer jobs, stagnant economic growth and of course, increased dependency on government for our day to day survival was to be accepted as “the New Normal.”

But it didn’t happen as the left expected. No, over the last three years our country thrived with the highest stock market gains ever, lowest unemployment in decades, astronomical job growth and fewer people relying on government assistance.

That is, until claiming the need to stop the spread of this Coronavirus, governors across the country declared emergencies, issued ‘stay at home orders’ closing many businesses deemed “non-essential,’ closed parks, issued “social distancing orders,” and again forcing people back to reliance on government programs and payments to feed and care for their families.

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April 30, 2020

I’m a Hero, You’re a Hero, Wouldn’t You Like to be a Hero Too?

by lewwaters

Outside an Assisted Living facility

My apologies to Dr. Pepper for highjacking their old lingo, but during this so-called crisis we’re enduring, it appears like everybody has suddenly been declared a hero for simply doing their jobs. The jobs they were hired to do.

While we should be appreciative and show gratitude for those workers stocking grocery shelves or cleaning stores and fixtures, truck drivers for delivering our goods, even those hired to deliver pizza we may order or deliver our mail to our mailboxes, is it really heroics?

Four definitions given by Merriam-Webster dictionary are: a: a mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability; b: an illustrious warrior; c: a person admired for achievements and noble qualities; d: one who shows great courage.

An Ohio group claims the dictionary definition is “far too stuffy” in their “Tell us about your ‘Daily Hero’” effort.

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April 27, 2020

Carolyn Long, Ill-Equipped, Un-Prepared, Un-Qualified

by lewwaters

Democrat Carolyn Long is once again hoping to unseat Republican Jaime Herrera Beutler and become the Representative for Washington’s Third Congressional District. But in one article appearing in the April 27, 2020 Reflector, she reveals just how unqualified she is as she spouts party-line on the current Covid-19 outbreak.

Long is quoted,

“on the whole Congress representing both parties has done a ‘terrible’ job at preparations for an outbreak such as COVID-19, stressing the importance of maintaining national stockpiles of medical resources as well as adequate funding for the next health crisis.”

“Let’s really invest in preparedness so that when — not if — but when this happens again, we’re not scurrying around for equipment and asking (industries) to do things. I’m glad that they are (helping), we’re all doing our bit, but we shouldn’t have to. We should really rely on the federal government to make sure we’re prepared for the next pandemic.” (Emphasis added)

In just a few words Ms. Long provides a glaring example of why she should never be elected to any office.

March 21, 2020

I talked to a man today

by lewwaters

Shared from a facebook post, original author unknown

I talked with a man today, an 80+ year old man. I asked him if there was anything I can get him while this Coronavirus scare was gripping America.

He simply smiled, looked away and said:

“Let me tell you what I need! I need to believe, at some point, this country my generation fought for… I need to believe this nation we handed safely to our children and their children…

February 2, 2020

A Note to Clark County Republicans

by lewwaters

Just a note for those Republicans calling for Republicans to vote Democrat or abstain voting at all (thereby enabling another Democrat to be elected), for you that are upset and believing Jaime Herrera Beutler does not vote how you desire often enough, think of how often Carolyn Long will vote your way as a Democrat firmly entrenched in the 3rd Congressional District representative seat and opposed to every issue you support.

In the case of state legislators, again consider how Democrats, already in a comfortable majority will run over you with tax increase, LGBT Education, Gun Control and bans with even fewer Republicans to try and counter their moves.

If you think it will be a “cake walk” to retake any seat you give up to Democrats now, you’re as dumb as a box of rocks. A district may very well be “conservative” now, but give it up to the Democrats to prove some point only switches that district to Liberal.

Really! What in the hell are you people thinking?

November 24, 2019

Local Newspapers Don’t Matter to me

by lewwaters

For many months now, the editor of our local newspaper, the Columbian, aka the Lazy C has treated us nearly every Saturday to some editorial on how the paper is structured, assembled, operates and generally how much we need and depend on them.

To this blogger it has been an oversell and reinforced today in Lazy C opinion page editor’s latest screed Local newspaper matters to you

Jayne struggles his best to impress on the reader as to just why the local paper matters, which got me thinking. I no longer fish, so I don’t need it to wrap up my fish caught. I don’t have a bird in a cage, so no need to buy and have paper on hand to line the bottom of the cage.

Okay, that’s a bit snarky, but seriously, does the local newspaper matter to any of us? More than anything I’d love to answer ‘yes,’ but looking back over the years I was politically active, I can only answer a resounding ‘NO!’

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November 10, 2019

Veterans Day Parade 2019

by lewwaters

Full video of the parade held on November 9, 2019 at Vancouver Barracks. Turnout was surprisingly good, considering the rainy weather

Facebook album of images from the parade

August 30, 2019

Come out of her, so that you will not share in her sins

by lewwaters

Then I heard another voice from heaven say: ‘Come out of her, my people,’ so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues;” Revelation 18:4

I’m not one to push religion on others, believing we each are free to choose or reject religious views as we please. But, given the recent actions seen within the Clark County Republican Party in Washington State, a non-Biblical application of the quoted scripture quickly came to mind.

That being, True Republicans should abandon the local party before they are drawn into the dictatorial radical actions being displayed by those now in control the party. The Republican Party, the Reagan “Big Tent” party of yesterday that drew so many admirers is dead to these radicals whose ethics are as situational as any I have ever seen.

The ends justify the means!

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August 25, 2019

CCGOP in Melt-Down – Updated

by lewwaters

The alt-right faction continues to destroy what’s left of the CCGOP.

The gist of the current melt-down appears to me to be a case of the current alt-right group that tried desperately to undermine and oust the previous leadership are themselves now being targeted for being undermined and ousted.

The Clark County Republican Party ought to drop the “Republican” from their name and insert Hatfields and McCoys.

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August 18, 2019

Where is a Counter to the Lazy C?

by lewwaters

It is no secret that the overall majority of today’s media is solidly controlled and supportive of the left side of the political spectrum. Some, like our own daily “newspaper of record,” the Columbian make no effort to even hide it.

Tagged by this blog long ago as the “Lazy C” for their lack of objectivity and no interest in seeking out scandalous information on Democrat officials, they have long amounted to little more than a daily mouthpiece for the Democrat party, only promoting the positions of the Democrats daily in editorials, articles and syndicated columns, with rare lone exceptions.

John Laird, Lou Brancaccio, Greg Jayne, Stephanie Rice and so many others over the years blatantly put forth politically biased accounts lacking any objective intent and knowing they were essentially “the only game in town,” the much smaller Reflector primarily focusing on North County news and the larger Oregonian to the South also biased to the left.

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May 27, 2019

Just a Thought

by lewwaters

Question

How does one proclaim being “Pro-Liberty” while simultaneously engaging in efforts to silence, or calling for “containing” any that disagree or criticize?

January 10, 2019

Julie Olson was the Right Choice

by lewwaters

Julie Olson

What’s the measure of an effective elected official? My guess the answer will always depend on who is asked the question. But to me, an effective elected official is one that is responsive to citizens and our concerns whether large issues of relatively small ones.

In a December 17, 2018 Letter to the Editor in the Reflector, a certain mouthy alt-right writer declared, concerning the 2018 elections, “Our only hero is Eileen Quiring, who our citizens recently voted into office as our new chair” and “If the voters in District 2 had done their homework and voted for Elisabeth Veneman, Clark County citizens would have had two heroes…”

I have to admit I have never spoken with Veneman, but reading some of her comments and those of her alt-right supporters, I am left with the impression her responsiveness would lie towards those who agree with her political views more so than with actual citizen needs in the county.

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November 11, 2018

Veterans Day Parade

by lewwaters

A few excerpts of the Veterans Day Parade in Vancouver, Washington at the historic Vancouver Barracks

To all of my fellow Veterans, Welcome Home, thank you for stepping up when needed.

September 2, 2018

I-1639 Must Be Defeated!

by lewwaters

I-1639, the most egregious and intrusive anti-gun effort we have seen to date has been approved for the ballot this election. It goes without saying that those of us who appreciate our constitutional right to defend our homes from bad guys must band together to ensure it is defeated.

To that end, the National Rifle Association has joined the effort to see it go down in flame with their website, Initiative1639.org

In announcing the website the NRA said,

“ ‘Law -abiding gun owners in Washington State need to understand the impact I-1639 will have on their Second Amendment right to self-defense,’ said Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action. “The NRA’s new website, Initiative1639.org provides the facts on how this gun-control initiative will infringe on law-abiding citizens’ constitutional rights and make it more difficult to protect themselves and their families’.”

 

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August 11, 2018

Updated: Did Pre-Paid Postage Increase Voter Turnout?

by lewwaters

Elections officials and political party leaders have long been concerned over what at times is an abysmal turnout of voters on our elections, especially in midterm or off-year elections. By all appearances it seems that unless a president is being elected, the majority of registered voters can’t be bothered to cast their vote.

In my opinion that is a deadly position to take as it is during those non-presidential elections when most local officials are elected, mayors, city council, county council or commissioners, each with more direct effect on citizens than any president.

An experiment was tried this year in Clark County of sending out postage pre-paid envelopes to entice voters to send in their ballots, since we are all mail-in voting. Did it improve anything?

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August 5, 2018

Lazy C, Against Guns but for Socialism?

by lewwaters

This blog has never shied away from stating how the Lazy C, aka the Columbian newspaper, fails the very community it claims to serve with its bias and ignoring allegations of wrongdoing when it comes to Democrats.

Where they lack in deep investigative journalism locally, they make up by promoting whatever the latest agenda of the left may be.

Case in point, two editorials in the Sunday, Aug 5, 2018 edition, In Our View: Printing Guns a Dire Danger and Fear of socialism distorting nation’s political discourse.

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August 3, 2018

What Goes Around Comes Around

by lewwaters

Karma, in its simplest definition “is getting back whatever it was you dished out,” also referred to as reaping what you sow, getting your just rewards, got what’s coming to you, paybacks and more. I think y’all get the picture.

Karma can also be quite sweet for those who have been targets of vitriolic smears over the years, even though just a bystander witnessing the sweet karmic ‘just rewards’ getting dished out on those so deserving of receiving a taste of what they gave out before.

Such is the case going on this primary election in regards to some fringe, far right PCO’s from the Clark County Republican party hoping to retain their PCO position or desiring to oust others and assist in returning fringe control over the county level party.

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