Archive for ‘Vancouver’

November 1, 2013

Forward Vancouver, Trashy and Dishonest

by lewwaters

Leavitt 5As we have seen, downtown special interests desire to keep rubber stamp Tim Leavitt in office as mayor of Vancouver and retain full control over the C-Tran Board of Directors ramming Portland, Oregon’s financially failing light rail down our throats.

Leavitt, known for his dishonesty in seeking office in 2009, took to facebook when it was falsely alleged that philanthropist Ed Lynch was labeled “corrupt” by Vancouver Vitality saying, “No matter what your political views are, we can all agree that making personal attacks on such a fine citizen is reprehensible.”

But, Leavitt remains mum on those from his camp smearing and leveling false allegations against another “fine citizen,” County Commissioner David Madore.

The despicable acts of Forward Vancouver, a PAC set up solely to support the reelection of Tim ‘the Liar’ Leavitt has previously been covered here and here.

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October 31, 2013

What Fellow Council Members Have Said About Bill Turlay

by lewwaters

Brief comments by some fellow Vancouver, Washington city council members on Bill Turlay, as he assumed his seat on the city council, January 2012

Couv.com

Vote Bill Turlay for Mayor

October 17, 2013

Lazy C Goes Barrel Scrapping, Again (Updated)

by lewwaters

Barrel 2It’s a given that a conservative candidate, for the most part, cannot get a fair shake when it comes to news by the Lazy C, aka the Columbian. Especially if they oppose the CRC they can expect to never see a positive word about them in the pages.

Editor Lou Brancaccio has claimed many times now that it is not so, but the evidence of their bias is so blatant it literally screams.

Such is the case with Vancouver City Council member Bill Turlay, running to replace Mayor Tim Leavitt.

Turlay has not once received the papers endorsement in previous tries for office, but the people rallied behind him since he actually sides with the people against special interest groups promoting the disastrous CRC light rail project.

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October 16, 2013

Stewart and Doan for City Council

by lewwaters

Vote 1Voters in Vancouver Washington have another opportunity to restore the city or just allow it to the slide into obscurity. You are facing another off-year election where a majority of voters don’t bother to vote, seeing no candidates for national office running.

Unfortunately, those that decline to vote this time hurt themselves more since these off year elections are when many local offices are filled with incumbents or replaced with new people.

The Mayor of Vancouver race has already been covered, but three seats on the city council are up this time and if you are fed up with being ignored, silenced or disrespected, this is an important election for you. You can change how the city has been going.

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October 16, 2013

Vancouver, You Can Restore Respect, Fairness and Honesty

by lewwaters
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Bill Turlay

Respect for citizens and honesty in local government has been seriously lacking for far too long. Our votes have been ignored, our voices disrespected and a small group has set themselves up as rulers over us, dictating what is to be, listening only to special interest groups salivating over adding more middle class tax dollars to their bank accounts.

Our own local mouthpiece for those special interests, the Lazy C has endorsed a solid slate of sell-outs candidates that have either a history of opposing citizens or are naïve and inexperienced over people who are willing to actually represent citizen interests, or have been doing just that for many years.

And we know that the reason boils down to special interest desires to force Portland, Oregon’s financially troubled light rail into Vancouver, draining revenues from our community to theirs and likely filling the pockets of special interests on this side of the river. A look at who the Lazy C is endorsing for office in Vancouver is a who’s who list of sell outs or naïve idealists sold a bill of goods.

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October 13, 2013

Lazy C: Whitewashes, Bias, Sell Out and Bankruptcies

by lewwaters

01I am left amazed how a flip-flop after lying your way into office brought out condemnation after the 2009 mayoral election, but is today being whitewashed by the Lazy C. Yes, for all the praise, ass-kissing and erecting a flimsy pedestal to place Tim Leavitt on today, the Lazy C wasn’t so pleased when he defeated ex-mayor Royce Pollard by nearly a 7-point margin.

In their endorsement of Pollard in 2009, the Lazy wrote of Leavitt, “has nowhere near the leadership capabilities that Pollard has,” describing him as “shallow, defensive and retaliatory” over a report issued by “the Vancouver Firefighters Union that Leavitt missed voting in 16 elections in 10 years.”

In the fashion we see continued today, Leavitt whined, “How does this sleazy maneuver help our struggling communities today?” The Lazy C then answered, “It exposes as delinquent the voting habits of a man who is courting Vancouver’s voters, and reasonable voters don’t see truth-telling as a sleazy maneuver at all.”

Courting ex-mayor Pollard some months after the election drew word that Leavitt had “duped the citizens of America’s Vancouver” and “checked his honesty and integrity at the door somewhere way back down the line … people bought that bull … this was a campaign based on a lie.”

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October 9, 2013

Lazy C Was For a Vote Before They Were Against a Vote

by lewwaters

Boris ColumbianReaders know I have little regard for the Columbian, aka the Lazy C due to their shoddy reporting, lack of interest in reporting negative reports on Democrats and their continued inconsistency directed towards the public.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 shows once again why their subscriptions continue to decline and why so few in Clark County trust them.

We all know that the CRC light rail project is big news and the community remains divided, many citizens outraged over a recent agreement to enter into a binding contract with TriMet for their financially troubled light rail and surrendering our sovereignty to Oregon just weeks before a scheduled advisory vote by citizens, essentially ruling the vote null and void even before it is held.

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October 7, 2013

Tim Leavitt Takes to Threatening Citizens

by lewwaters

UPDATE: It never ceases to amaze me how the Lazy C is very selective in their outrage against certain people. While they have gone absolutely nutz over Sen. Don Benton threatening a lawsuit against Ed Barnes, for his week after week of unfounded claims of him being unqualified for the job he was legally appointed to by County Commissioners, Tim Leavitt’s threat below remains completely ignored.

As if lying through his teeth back in 2009 to get elected wasn’t bad enough, now we see Mayor Tim ‘The Liar’ Leavitt using the city provided email address he was issued to threaten a citizen that speaks out against him.

From: “Tim Leavitt” <Tim.Leavitt@cityofvancouver.us>
To: tljco@comcast.net
Sent: Saturday, September 28, 2013 10:18:22 AM
Subject: Re: tri met

Again, what you’re saying below is inaccurate, and in fact if even feasible geometrically, would have significant negative impacts to our downtown.

Terrence, I’m going to offer you a courtesy “heads-up”. I hope you pay close attention. Your statement of “nothing personal” is humorous, at best.

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October 7, 2013

Leavitt Whines, But Goes Sleaze Himself

by lewwaters

DSC00947aUnbelievable for anybody else, but not Tim ‘the Liar’ Leavitt, one of the dirtiest Mayor’s Vancouver has ever seen.

This blog recently showed where Leavitt is little more than a Whiny CRC Whore, crying the blues about being picked on and how he is constantly being attacked, boo hoo, boo hoo, boo hoo.

We showed this is much the same ‘victim card’ he used back in 2009 against Royce Pollard, Leavitt’s blatant lies now well known around town, except with the writers down at the Lazy C that seem to have forgotten how they blasted Leavitt back in 2009 and 2010.

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September 22, 2013

Alishia Topper – Fearmongering

by lewwaters

And she can’t even get it right.

September 11, 2013

Mayor Leavitt and C-Tran Declare Jihad

by lewwaters

911 037We woke up to horror 12 years ago today. The worst terrorist attack in history had just occurred on the East Coast and we on the West Coast shook the sleep out of our eyes to view the horror in the media reports.

12 years later, we have changed leadership at many levels, sacrificed thousands of our own people fighting terror around the globe, but terror remains.

To a lesser degree, we have our own terror ongoing in Clark County. No, people are not being killed by suicide bombers, but it a form of terror as citizens are being ignored by an ever encroaching political ruling class to circumvent votes of the people and impose a costly project and its cost on them.

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September 4, 2013

Does Alishia Topper Really See Education as Just a “Weapon?”

by lewwaters

Alishia Topper 9New to politics and hoping to replace the main city council member who has consistently stood on the side of citizens over special interests, Alishia Topper continues to show a disconnect with the very community she wishes to elect her.

It has been previously shown that apparently, her memory of the horrific events of September 11, 2001 are gone or no longer matters to her, what with scheduling a party type rock n roll fundraiser for the day to compete with commemorations.

And she continues to not impress as now she posts a quote from known Communist, Nelson Mandela on education.

Alishia, Education

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September 1, 2013

More Lazy C Chicanery Against Republicans

by lewwaters

Donkey kissing assAlthough the Lazy C frequently proves my blog posts right, after all, they can’t help being who and what they are, it isn’t often they run an article proving me right so quickly after being exposed.

Just this morning in the post The Stench of the Columbian addressing their continued hate fest with Sen. Don Benton, it was brought to the fore again of how they are very selective in their rants against Republicans versus Democrats and the flimsy excuses they use to justify not covering scandalous activities of Democrats.

In it, I presented copies of a Twitter exchange where Marisa Harshman and Amy Libby excused not covering a Democrat State Senator’s son arrested for rape as not newsworthy since he isn’t from Clark County.

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September 1, 2013

Alishia Topper, Have You Forgotten?

by lewwaters

911 037September 11, 2001 was a day few people should be able to forget. Much like certain dates in the past, December 7, 1941 and November 22, 1963, it is a date that should be seared into our memories.

We on the West Coast woke up to the news those of you on the East Coast were already experiencing, the worst terrorist attack in the history of the world as a team of terrorists high jacked airliners and flew them into buildings occupied by people just arriving to begin an honest day’s work, murdering nearly 3,000 people, even exceeding the deaths we suffered on the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor that thrust the U.S. into World War Two.

By a unanimous vote, the House of Representatives passed Joint Resolution 71 and President Bush signed it into law Public Law 107-89, designating September 11 as Patriot Day.

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August 19, 2013

Media Follow-up Is Always Appreciated

by lewwaters

Seen on KOIN 6 News:

It’s always nice to see the media follow-up on blog posts. KOIN reported this story on May 22, 2013 VA hospital worker’s criminal past was TV movie giving no credit to anyone else.

This blog reported on it on March 5, 2013 Deadly Intentions and Sociopathic Tendencies

The Sky Valley Chronicle referenced the story with full credit from my other blog on April 3, 2013 THE “DEADLY INTENTIONS” DOCTOR Where is he now?

That I can find, the local newspaper of record, the Columbian, has yet to discover it, even though it happened right under their noses.

August 14, 2013

Tax Addicts: Worse Than Heroin and Meth Addicts

by lewwaters

Tax AddictJust last week the Lazy C treated us to a three-part series on the struggles of a couple addicted to drugs. Their jail time, their drug induced paranoia, in and out of treatment facilities, it was all spelled out in the series receiving both praise and condemnation from readers.

Greg Jayne, the new Editorial Page Editor lays it out in the column In Our View: Addiction Costs Us All as, “Yet while the fight against illicit drug use has been a source of debate for decades now, the human toll remains the most poignant aspect of the story.”

But, there is an addiction hurting citizens of Clark County Washington that is much worse than heroin or meth in my estimation, affecting every single struggling middle class taxpayer in the county and the city of Vancouver, frivolous spending by politicians.

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August 12, 2013

Re-Elect Tim Leavitt? The Horror

by lewwaters
August 1, 2013

Jeanne Harris Deserves Better From Democrats

by lewwaters
Jeanne Harris Official

Jeanne Harris

Maintaining a neutral stance in the Vancouver City Council Position 3 race between 4 term incumbent Jeanne Harris and challengers Frank Decker, Anne McEnerny-Ogle and Galina Burley, I can’t help but feel sad for how Jeanne Harris has been sold out by the Democrats she has faithfully supported for so long.

Yes, we know Jeanne created her own problems three years ago with the now famous incident, but let’s be honest here, if one of us were in the midst of a bitter divorce, might we not lash out towards someone, out of character as well?

That is not to make any excuses, just to remind ourselves of the words once spoken by a very wise man long ago, “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”

Voters will decide whether or not the incident three years ago outweighs her many years of service on the city council, as they should.

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July 30, 2013

Environuts Discussed “Violence” at Saturday’s “Peaceful” Protest

by lewwaters

Ever the “peaceful protesters,” or so they would have you believe, discussions of the use of violence were captured at the Saturday anti-coal protest held at Vancouver Landing.

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July 27, 2013

Environuts Assemble to Block Jobs in Vancouver

by lewwaters

Mia RebackAs seen in this video by Oregon conservative Dan Sandini, bleeding heart environuts traveled by fossil fueled bus and cars to launch kayaks manufactured in part from fossil fuels to protest using fossil fuels. The environuts are complaining about Clark County Washington hopefully pulling ourselves out of this deep unemployment we have been in for over four years by building a facility to export Montana’s crude oil.

The Lazy C supplied their own spin, but Sandini’s video speaks better. Protesters harassed Sandini and tried to stop him from taping their “public” event, but he succeeded.

Rapeller’s illegally rappelling from the bridge were scolded and asked not to do it again, receiving some serious finger wagging and tongue lashing I hope.

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