Posts tagged ‘Alisha Topper’

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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July 25, 2013

Standing Strong For the People, Not Special Interests

by lewwaters

June 2011, Vancouver City Council member Jeanne E Stewart was the lone Council Member standing up for citizens to have a vote on operations & maintenance of light rail, that we were eventually “permitted” in late 2012.

We need more elected officials standing with citizens, not those hand selected by downtown special interests to support their agenda over the citizens.

Where has homosexual activist Ty Stober or inexperienced, athletic Alisha Topper ever stood up for all Vancouver Citizens?

July 21, 2013

Election 2013, Vancouver City Council Pos. 2: “Why Are You Running?”

by lewwaters

Three candidates for Vancouver City Council Position 2 answer, “Why Are You Running?”

Of the three, Alisha Topper, Ty Stober and incumbent Jeanne E. Stewart, only Ms. Stewart expresses a desire to actually represent the people.

Code words of “end divisiveness” “work together” and such are indicative of what we do not wish for the city council, a lock-step attitude that places special interests promoted by the downtown mafia, Identity Clark County and hopes of breathing new life into the CRC light rail project we citizens have opposed for some time now and have been ignored.

Clearly, the Lazy C got it dead wrong when they wrote of Ms. Stewart’s “enthusiasm for the job on the wane.”

It’s your choice, Vancouver. So choose wisely.

July 20, 2013

Agenda Bias in Lazy C’s City Council Endorsements

by lewwaters

Boris ColumbianThe Columbian, or the Lazy C as I prefer to label them due to their ineffectual, biased reporting when it comes to politics is once again letting their bias show in their choice of who they endorse in Vancouver City Council races, misleading voters into voting for more of the same is change.

In spite of their admonition of “Remember, endorsements are opinions, nothing more,” it is very clear that they desire to rebuild a strong pro-CRC city council, seeing how the voters have trended towards candidates who are more responsive to their concerns over blindly supporting the not as dead as we think CRC light rail project.

The election of David Madore and reelection of Tom Mielke to the Clark County Commission has sent a shockwave through the editors, reaching an insane level of desperation after they hired 17th district Republican state senator Don Benton to become Clark County’s director of environmental services. The carefully constructed empire built by the ‘downtown mafia’ and Identity Clark County was beginning to crumble.

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July 10, 2013

Election 2013: Vancouver City Council Position 2

by lewwaters

Vote 1Continuing in an assessment of candidates vying for Vancouver, Washington City Council, Position 2 now merits a look.

Position 2 is currently held by Jeanne E. Stewart, undoubtedly the single most centrist person sitting on the council. She is being challenged by 2 political novices, Alisha Topper and Ty Stober, both relatively unknown.

Admittedly, neither of the candidates has reached out to me as did others I have blogged about, but I have talked with Ms. Stewart in the past. My views of her challengers are based upon their web sites and news articles.

Again, in no order of preference,

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