Posts tagged ‘Rally’

March 30, 2013 Rally Excerpts

by lewwaters

Clips from Fridays rally held at the Red Lion’

See and Clark County Conservative Archive for more information on why opposition is growing and the Columbia River Crossing Project, as currently designed, must be stopped.

As speaker Ty Baxter, owner of Baxter Auto Parts coined, “it’s the economic equivalent of the Berlin Wall.”

UPDATE: Full videos now available at

March 28, 2013

Stop CRC Rally

by lewwaters

Stopping the CRC Now – A Rally for Businesses and Citizens

Why you should care . . .

Will your business survive the massive CRC disruptions to downtown Vancouver, Hayden Island, and beyond?
Devastating $5 to 10 Billion debt bomb on region
$2000/year in first year tolls for commuters will rise steadily for decades

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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.

October 7, 2011

Fine Tuning Ignorance

by lewwaters

Poet and Philosopher George Santayana is credited with the quotation, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” early in the 20th century. In various forms, it has been repeated since in an effort to warn people to educate themselves in historical matters, one most notably being “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to relive it” in an epigraph by William L. Shirer in his epic book, “Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.”

Many of us, during our years in school, found history to be a boring subject. It brought little interest and we couldn’t wait to get through the lesson for recess, lunch or something more interesting to us. I know my own interest in the subject didn’t pique until the 10th grade when I had the good fortune of being taught World History by Mrs. Pauline Watkins in her final year of teaching before retirement from South Broward High School in Hollywood, Florida.

Tragically, it was in her class that we saw a sad day in our own history unfold as President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

Perhaps that is why seeing the ignorance, the lack of education and paying attention to World History irritates me as it does as once again, we see masses of people taking to the streets and “occupying” parks, centers and even Wall Street with their unrealistic demands, some not even knowing why they are protesting, just going along with the flow.

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July 27, 2011


by lewwaters

Spending is not Sustainable Rally Thursday July 28th 4-6 PM

Jaime Herrera Buetler’s Office
O.O. Howard House on Officer’s Row
750 Anderson Street, Suite B
Vancouver, WA 98661
Thursday, July 28th
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Spending is out of control. The interest paid monthly on the national debt amounts to billions of dollars of our taxes that could be going to infrastructure, necessary social programs, Veterans Care, backing up Social Security and caring for our citizens.

Instead, that is billions of dollars paid every month to those that hold the debt.

The debt limit has been raised 74 times since 1962 and we see is more and more debt.

Both Democrats and Republicans business as usual approach is responsible.

Just raising the debt limit again without real and actual spending cuts, not just merely decreases in proposed future spending increases as we have been seeing will just put us deeper in debt and paying even more of our hard earned tax dollars in interest payments.

This madness must stop. We are mortgaging future generations with paying off our staggering debt.

Please, make ever effort to be outside of Jaime Herrera Beutler’s office tomorrow and send them the message, ENOUGH! Begin paying it off, not just running it up.

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 15, 2011

Moveon’s ‘Defend the American Dream’ Rally Fizzles in the Rain

by lewwaters

The first ever event that I can recall held in Vancouver and sponsored by was held this evening at Fort Vancouver Way and Mill Plain Boulevard, in front of the Fort Vancouver Library at about 5:30. Given some of the vitriolic rallies in other areas of the country, I went down, camera in hand to witness how they acted.

I am very pleased to say that Vancouver did not display a violent or vitriolic outburst that has been seen in other areas. In fact, there really wasn’t much to see at all, other than the 35 or so people basically sign waving, some with homemade signs and some with more professionally made looking signs.

Although relatively peaceful, it seemed to lack any organization. People just seemed to appear from their cars, some wearing their “uniform of the day,” dirty looking work clothes with yellow safety vests and hard hats.

There were no speakers, no chanting of the commonly heard chants we’ve heard in other cities and not even a bullhorn. I also noticed the distinct lack of a single American Flag and since Tea Parties are accused of only being “White People,” not one single Black Person was present. Some moderate horn honking was noticed, but not as much as one would expect given the heavy traffic at that time of the day if they have the support claimed.

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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.