Posts tagged ‘Dictators’

April 10, 2013

CRC Supporters Scurrying Like Cockroaches

by lewwaters

Barking CockroachThis past Sunday, April 3, 2013 saw yet another insulting editorial written by soon to be retiring Columbian Editorial Page Editor, John Laird: We should all live as long as the Third Bridge Cockroach.

Laird, a strong supporter of the Columbia River Crossing has now added “cockroach” to his repertoire of derogatory titles assigned to taxpayers that dare actually look behind the shroud of secrecy long enveloping the CRC and stand against it.

BANANA (Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything), Ankle Biters, Hounds of Whinerville, NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard), CAVE (Citizens Against Virtually Everything) and now Cockroaches to describe those who they also want to buy their newspaper.

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March 31, 2012

Updated: Oregonian: Rep Moeller Drawing Per Diem During Special Session!

by lewwaters

After ignoring the $1.5 Billion budget gap for the first half of the regular session on homosexual marriage and locking out Republicans and moderate Democrats from last minute budget negotiations, the governor had to call yet another special session in hopes of actually getting  budget written and passed.

While in Olympia doing what we supposedly voted these representatives in for, each are allowed to draw up to $90 a day per diem to help offset temporary living expenses while working  in Olympia.

Yet we now read from the Oregonian,

“Three weeks into the special session, the Capitol looks more like a ghost town than the bustling center of state budget negotiations.

Budget talks remained in limbo this week. Mostly just party leaders in the House and Senate and a handful of key budget writers — including Sen. Joe Zarelli, R-Ridgefield — have stayed in town to work toward settling the Legislature’s unfinished business.”

“Meanwhile, a number of lawmakers who have gone home to their districts continue to collect per diem. The most they can take is $90 a day.”

“The House is producing a report on which representatives are taking the pay.”

Vancouver Democrats Reps. Jim Moeller and Tim Probst are taking per diem. Republican Reps. Ann Rivers from La Center, Ed Orcutt of Kalama and Paul Harris from Vancouver said they are not taking the pay.”

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How many different ways can Democrats stick it to taxpayers? Why are taxpayers paying these people extra money to sit on their butts??

UPDATE: A more recent Columbian article says Tim Probst is not receiving per diem.

December 23, 2009

Sen. Feinstein: Congress Has “Unlimited Authority” to Mandate Health Insurance

by lewwaters

For all Americans who thought our constitution placed limitations on government, think again now that the dictatorial Democrats have seized complete and total control of the country.

With attitudes like Senator Dianne Feinstein displays, you are no longer a free people, but servants of the Socialist Democrats.

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If Democrats now believe they have “UNLIMITED Authority” to impose whatever they wish upon us in healthcare, what else do they feel they have “UNLIMITED Authority” to take, mandate or push off on us?

Let it not be forgotten, this is the same Senator Feinstein who just days ago introduced legislation to block a solar farm power plant construction in her backyard, the Mojave Desert.

Senator Feinstein Seeks to Block Solar Panels In Mojave Desert

Yet, this is also the same Senator Feinstein who adamantly opposes drilling oil for our energy too!

Feinstein: On The Issues

Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Nikita Kruschev and others must be smiling from their graves as they see their premonition coming true, “we will bury you.”

March 10, 2009

Who Cares About The Will Of “The People?”

by lewwaters

Not Washington State Senator, McDermott.

Received in email this evening from Faith and Freedom Network;

March 10, 2009
10:30 PM

Dear Lew Waters,

Senate Bill 5688 Passes at 9:51 PM Tonight

This is a sad day in Washington State. Standing against economic concerns, religious concerns, tradition and marriage itself, the Washington State Senate passed SB5688 at 9:51PM tonight, thus setting the stage for homosexual marriage in Washington State.
I cannot tell you how profoundly saddened I was, personally, as I watched the proceedings tonight.
Sen. Dan Swecker attempted to pass an amendment to send the matter to the people for a vote. The amendment was defeated.
Sen. McDermott said, “No. We’re elected to vote on behalf of the people.”
Senators Swecker, Stevens, Roach, and Holmquist spoke in opposition to the bill pointing out this bill creates an equivalency to marriage.
I will have more detail and where we go from here in tomorrow’s blog. I have included the roll call vote below. Please note how each senator voted tonight. Also note that Senators King, Pflug, and Brandland abandoned their own Republican party and voted against traditional marriage.

E2SSB 5688
Registered domestic partners
Senate vote on 3rd Reading & Final Passage
Yeas: 30 Nays: 18 Absent: 0 Excused: 1

Voting Yea: Senators Berkey, Brandland, Brown, Eide, Fairley, Franklin, Fraser, Haugen, Hobbs, Jacobsen, Jarrett, Kastama, Kauffman, Keiser, Kilmer, King, Kline, Kohl-Welles, Marr, McAuliffe, McDermott, Murray, Oemig, Pflug, Prentice, Pridemore, Ranker, Regala, Rockefeller, and Tom

Voting Nay: Senators Becker, Benton, Carrell, Delvin, Hargrove, Hatfield, Hewitt, Holmquist, Honeyford, McCaslin, Morton, Roach, Schoesler, Sheldon, Shin, Stevens, Swecker, and Zarelli

Absent:

Excused: Senator Parlette

Sen. Dan Swecker attempted to pass an amendment to send the matter to the people for a vote. The amendment was defeated.
Sen. McDermott said, “No. We’re elected to vote on behalf of the people.”

And here I thought they were elected to “Represent” us, not dictate to us.

Why is McDermott afraid of a public vote? Because he knows the public consistently rejectes same-sex marriage.

Like it or not, it is coming to Washington State.