Posts tagged ‘Melt Down’

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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June 11, 2012

Jeanne Harris Mini-Melt-Down (Video added)

by lewwaters

We just have to love Vancouver City Council member Jeanne Harris, of ‘Gavel Down’ fame. She nearly had another ‘Gavel Down” towards the end of this evening’s council meeting as Mayor Tim Leavitt announced he was not going to support the sales tax resolution to be sent to the C-Tran Board.

Upon hearing that, Ms. Harris looked to her right at the mayor and said in a completely astonished voice, “ARE YOU KIDDING ME?”

She went on to berate the mayor to the point that he finally seemed to develop a pair and tell her she was out of line.

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October 11, 2010

Jeanne Harris Accepts Ethics Report, Council Passes Reprimand Unanimously

by lewwaters

The Vancouver City Council met this evening and after expressing complimentary remarks on Jeanne Harris and her years on the council, all 6 council members accepted the ethics report recommending issuing her a letter of reprimand and removal from council appointed boards commissions.

Mayor Leavitt first read an email he received from Ms. Harris, who is still traveling in Germany and not expected back until late in the month. The email read,

“I’ve read the recommendation of the ethics committee. This has been a very difficult time for everyone involved and its most important that we move forward and move on. The ethics committee has spent much time reviewing the facts of this incident and made its recommendation to council.
“The decision of council will be the appropriate action. There are no words to describe how I feel about what happened. How I reacted was unacceptable and I take full responsibility for my actions.
“To my community, my family, my fellow councilmembers and mayor and to the employees of the City of Vancouver I’m asking you to accept my sincerest heartfelt apology for my actions at the council meeting on September 13, 2010.”

Read more from the Columbian HERE and HERE

Online Polls show nearly 70% of citizens preference is she should resign.

Council members seem to feel this apology is sincere, unlike the previous apology followed by a terse email blasting those who filed the ethics complaint against her, accusing them of making her life “a living hell.”

Council member Jeanne E. Stewart, one of the targets of her verbal assault September 13, remained mostly silent on Harris’ latest apology but did add, “I look forward to completing this business tonight, and hopefully looking forward to the future,” indicating the council has other important matters yet to move on to.

Harris’ meltdown has gained national fame as the video captured by of her attempts to silence David Madore, followed by her demands of Mayor Leavitt to “gavel down” Steve Herman then trying to expel him, before storming out of the meeting herself, only to return to engage Jeanne E. Stewart verbally after adjournment was picked up by Fox News and other media outlets.

It remains to be seen how effective of a council member she can be without any board or commission appointments or whether or not another melt-down will occur when citizens speak of what she doesn’t wish to hear.

I can only remind our city council that we elect them to represent us, not dictate to us. We elect them with the idea that we will be heard and listened to so they may know what the community desires.

Jeanne Harris’ action September 13 and several times before only reinforces the notion that citizens’ voices are being ignored.

When elected officials no longer listen to those who elect them, we cease being a nation “of the people, by the people and for the people.”

September 13, 2010

GOP Candidate Melt Down

by lewwaters

Fortunately, Phil Davison, candidate for Treasurer of Stark County, Ohio isn’t running for any office locally. I have to admit, this is the most bizarre speech I can recall by any candidate of any party.

For some reason, he also lost the nomination he was seeking.

Hmmm, imagine that. 😉