Posts tagged ‘Protest’

August 31, 2020

Antifa is UnAmerican, Must be Defeated

by lewwaters

This must be said.

As a U.S. Army Veteran, I and millions like me over the years have served in the various branches of the Military, some in war losing friends, but all to secure individual rights to vote and support whomever one chooses for office.

Groups like Antifa, Black Lives Matter, Ku Klux Klan or any others have no right whatsoever to intimidate or physically assault people that support a candidate they oppose.

October 17, 2014

13th Annual Prayer Breakfast Keynote Speech

by lewwaters

For those unable to attend, the full Keynote speech given by “controversial” Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin (US Army ret.) at the 13th Annual Clark County Mayors and Civic Leaders Prayer Breakfast in Vancouver, Washington, Oct. 17, 2014 and boycotted by Mayor Tim ‘the Liar’ Leavitt and Vancouver City Council Members, Larry J. Smith (Col. US Army ret.) and Ann McEnerny Ogle.

The Prayer Breakfast faced a brief protest staged by a group of Liberal Democrats opposed to the War Hero speaking as the audience assembled, organized by a group calling themselves “Stand on the Side of Tolerance.”

October 4, 2012

Of Created Controversy and Hate Fests

by lewwaters

Longtime Democrat party activist, operative and pollster Pat Caddell recently stated, “The Press is the ‘enemy of the American people’” in a speech given at an Accuracy in Media event. Of course, he is addressing the media’s reluctance, or more accurately, their refusal to publish much about the ongoing scandals regarding the Obama Administration.

But his point goes much further if we look towards the heavy bias often seen in our own local paper, the Columbian, or as many see it, the “unofficial daily newsletter for the Democrat Party” and their coverage of local and state politics.

The bias is evidenced in their creation of controversies where none really exists as well as what can only be described as pure hate of certain elected officials, Republicans of course.

Created Controversy

Once again we see the Columbian taking something and blowing into a full blown scandal even though there actually is nothing really wrong. We saw this same creating a controversy previously as an elderly Democrat couple receiving a campaign letter seeking donations and disguised as a poll became offended and the paper created a huge scandal, Podunk Reporter Creates Issue, Boasts of Resolution.

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June 13, 2012

“My Employer Makes More Off My Labor Than I Do”

by lewwaters

It seems that at just about any “progressive” protest rally, union unrest or occupy tantrums, it doesn’t take long before someone either in the crowd or on a speakers platform will state words to the effect of, “my employer make more off my labor than I do,” trying to build sympathy that they don’t receive proper wages for whatever their labor may be and whip up emotions to support demands of more.

In those crowds of envious and jealous malcontents, it is just what many desire to hear and speakers know it all too well. In the case of unions, demands follow for even more with no realization that any increases in business costs to employers must be passed along to consumers in order for their employer to remain in business and afford to pay them what they demand.

In a vicious circle, even those making the demand end up with less value for their dollar as consumer prices continue to climb.

Invariably, comparisons will be made that the laborer works hard, an undeniable fact and that while they may earn a decent wage, the employer is “raking in the dough” and enjoying large profits.

Some even claim that they end up investing in the “tools of the trade.” Mechanics, machinists, mill workers and more may end up owning over $30,000 worth of tools needed to perform their jobs and believe that to be a major investment, even though spread out over 30 or 40 years.

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October 29, 2011

Occupy Vanvouver USA Part 2, Vote Out All Incumbents. Well, Sort Of

by lewwaters

You just cannot make this stuff up. The following highlights are from a single speaker and all spoken today, October 29, 2011 at the Occupy Vancouver, Washington rally, Part Deux.

October 29, 2011

Occupy Vancouver, Part Deux

by lewwaters

I sort of figured turnout was going to be much smaller when I arrived just before the start time at noon and easily found a parking space close to Esther Short Park.

Speaking with the Columbian’s writer Eric Florip after the rally took to their march, he expressed doubt that even the Columbian would cover this one.

UPDATE: It appears Eric guessed wrong Occupy Vancouver rally collects donations for food bank

Of course the Columbian will paint the movement in every good light they can muster. I do applaud them for conducting a food drive now, but what about all of the other groups around town that do it all years long and never make mention in the Columbian? This is hardly the first or only time food is collected for food banks in town.

April 18, 2011

Moveon Rallies Against Bank of America in Hazel Dell

by lewwaters

Some of the same faces seen before were seen on both sides of Hwy 99 in Hazel Dell this afternoon protesting the local branch of Bank of America accusing them of Corporate Greed, killing the American Dream, paying no taxes, the whole spiel we continually hear from the left.

I went over there, leaving shortly before the “official” start time of 4 PM having seen nothing of interest and not acting like their compadres in Portland did last Friday, having no desire to interfere with their acting as silly as they wish.

The signs were standard fair, nothing new or original, other than the crack about Donald Trump in the video, which I actually like and laughed at myself. It’s original and actually funny and well, let’s face it, Trump is a joke anyway.

I give credit to the young lady who thanked me for serving in the Military. As is well known, I wear my Vietnam Veteran hat just about everywhere I go and today was the first time I’ve ever mingled in with the Moveon crowd that anyone ever expressed thanks. At every Tea Party I go to, I receive dozens of expressions of appreciation.

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March 2, 2011

Okay to Protest Funerals, But Not Okay to Speak Freely Before City Council?

by lewwaters

I have to say that I am not only shocked, but very disappointed in the Supreme Court Decision granting the Westboro assholes the ‘right’ to protest funerals of our fallen heroes and disrespect families and loved ones in their moment of grief. That conservative justices Scalia, Thomas and Roberts agree disappoints me even more.

By a decision of 8 to 1 the Supreme Court rules First Amendment protects church’s right to picket funerals, granting those inbred slime from Topeka, Kansas the ‘right’ to disrupt the funerals of fallen Military heroes, trampling over loved ones right to a moment of personal grief and sorrow.

I couldn’t disagree more with the Supreme Court over this. Such decisions may be legal, but that doesn’t mean they are just.

Chief Justice John Roberts wrote, concerning the Westboro inbreds’ actions, “is certainly hurtful and its contribution to public discourse may be negligible. But government cannot react to that pain by punishing the speaker.”

Really? But I can be brought up on hate speech allegations for uttering the word “faggot” to a gay or worse yet, using the inciteful ‘N-word’ towards a Black person? But the scum from Kansas can disrupt funerals with signs and chants of “God hates fags” and that is protected?

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September 21, 2010

Protest Car Free Day, Sep 22. Take a Drive

by lewwaters

September 22 is designated as “World Car Free Day” by foreign leftists, the World Carfree Network, who desire to

“showcase just how our cities might look like, feel like, and sound like without cars…365 days a year.”

Sam Kazman, general counsel for the Competitive Enterprise Institute counters by calling for people to “Protest World Car-Free Day — Take a Drive (Just for the Hell of It)!
Kazman says,

“The automobile has improved the lives of hundreds of millions of people in remarkable ways. It has taken the mobility once reserved for aristocrats and democratized it, immensely expanding the choices that average people have regarding where to live and work. Instead of pushing a misguided political agenda to reduce car use, we should be celebrating automobility.”

Loren Lomasky, University of Virginia philosophy professor noted in a study on the automobile, Autonomy and Automobility that

“the car is one of the three most liberating technologies ever developed.”

The left has successfully manipulated government and public opinion into denying many of our freedoms by protest. It’s our turn to stage protests to reinstate our freedoms that have been infringed upon by restrictive government policies.

So, some time during the day, just hop in your car September 22 and take a little drive. See the scenery, enjoy the view and celebrate the freedom we have to go where we wish, when we wish, while we still can.

With a multi-Billion dollar bridge including light rail being shoved down our throats in Clark County and Portland’s Mayor stating he would force us out of our cars, we must fight back if we wish to maintain our free movement.

April 7, 2010

“This Ain’t No Tea Party”

by lewwaters

From Accuracy In Media, reported on Fox News

“On March 20, there was an anti-war demonstration in Lafayette Square Park, across the street from the White House. AIM went there to see what sort of activity was occurring, and as we show in this video, which was all shot at the scene of the demonstration, it was a mix of 9/11 Truthers, Code Pinkers, socialists, anarchists, and a large contingency of pro-Hamas, anti-Israel zealots.”

Where was the media coverage and outcry as there is over Tea Parties?

Rasmussen: 55% Say Media Bias Bigger Problem in Politics Than Big Contributions

January 23, 2009

Clark County Residents Mourn 50 Million Deaths

by lewwaters

dsc06287dsc06290Yesterday, January 22, 2009 in recognition of the 36th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States, citizens across the country turned out en masse for peaceful protests of the decision that has resulted in the unnecessary deaths of some 50 million unborn children.

Clark County was no different as well over 100 people congregated and marched in front of the County Court House from 1 PM to 2 PM for “one hour of peaceful protest in support of life and in memory of lives lost.”

The event was sponsored by Clark County Right To Life and people taking part came from various Church Groups and many others not associated with a Church, just the desire to see the senseless slaughter of pre-born children whose only crime is being conceived, stop.

My wife and I took advantage of my getting a day off from work to take part on our own, representing no group or association, just our own beliefs. Arriving early, we initially found one person waiting on the Courthouse steps for others.

Others began arriving shortly after, carrying various signs, pre-printed and hand made, all in opposition to continuing abortions of the unborn. Young and old, male and female they came to protest such slaughter of our pre-born citizens.

In contrast to other rallies and protests by anti-war and other leftist groups, the rally went smooth with no confrontations or unruliness by protesters. In fact, I only witnessed one Sheriff’s Deputy who stood down the sidewalk for a short period before disappearing, apparently seeing no need for his presence.

I spoke with the Deputy briefly as he asked me who the contact person was to pass along some advice, but as I assured him we were spreading to protesters to not block the entrance to the Courthouse or block the sidewalks, impeding others ability to enter or get by, he seemed satisfied that we were indeed a peaceful group with no intent on any harm.

A welcome change I’m sure from others whose intent is confrontation.

Judging by thumbs up and horns honking by drivers passing by, there are many others who would have joined in if they could have.

While I think the event could have been a little bit better organized, attendees who sang hymns particularly impressed me, accompanied by a guitarist also attendance, as did others who prayed and marched up and down the sidewalk peacefully.

I carried my own homemade sign stating, “YOU LABELED ME “BABY KILLER” BUT YOU SUPPORT ABORTION?” which caused some to inquire its meaning, not noticing my hat or being unaware of the treatment of returning Viet Nam Veterans. All accepted my explanation, many thanking me for serving.

I did not see any press present to cover the event, which disappointed me; they’re considering only unruly leftist protests as newsworthy, apparently.

I congratulate and thank all who attended and made the rally peaceful.