Posts tagged ‘Threats’

February 8, 2016

Rep. Harris Responds to Bullying Tactic

by lewwaters

After receiving a threatening letter from Christian Berrigan, State Committeeman for the Clark County Washington Republican Party, of withholding support in any reelection bid if he attended the Republicans of Clark County event, Rep. Paul Harris (17th) responded while attending the ROCC Ronald Reagan Birthday Celebration Dinner on February 6, 2016 in Vancouver, Washington at the Heathman Lodge.

I can’t think it is anything but downright silly to try to bully candidates to not campaign before certain groups of people because you might not like that group. After all, that is what political candidates do.

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October 7, 2013

Tim Leavitt Takes to Threatening Citizens

by lewwaters

UPDATE: It never ceases to amaze me how the Lazy C is very selective in their outrage against certain people. While they have gone absolutely nutz over Sen. Don Benton threatening a lawsuit against Ed Barnes, for his week after week of unfounded claims of him being unqualified for the job he was legally appointed to by County Commissioners, Tim Leavitt’s threat below remains completely ignored.

As if lying through his teeth back in 2009 to get elected wasn’t bad enough, now we see Mayor Tim ‘The Liar’ Leavitt using the city provided email address he was issued to threaten a citizen that speaks out against him.

From: “Tim Leavitt” <>
Sent: Saturday, September 28, 2013 10:18:22 AM
Subject: Re: tri met

Again, what you’re saying below is inaccurate, and in fact if even feasible geometrically, would have significant negative impacts to our downtown.

Terrence, I’m going to offer you a courtesy “heads-up”. I hope you pay close attention. Your statement of “nothing personal” is humorous, at best.

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August 9, 2012

Arrest Made Over Email Threats Against GOP Candidate (Updated)

by lewwaters

Earlier, I had written a post that I took down, leading some to wonder why I revised it and possibly thinking I was changing information. I said then that the reasons would be revealed shortly. I hope this short post will explain to those who were wondering. The original contained reference to this incident that was premature in releasing on my part as I had mistakenly assumed the man was already arrested.

I received word by phone early this morning that a person, 50 year-old Gary Owen, who had been sending threatening emails to Republican 49th Legislative District candidate Eileen Qutub had been arrested on suspicion of two counts of malicious harassment, a Class C felony.

Owen, obviously not a supporter, indicates extreme anger over receiving a campaign mailer in the mail and instead of just throwing it out, as a sane person would do, sent the following email,

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October 25, 2011

Vancouver Hilton Employees & Supporters Comments to City Council

by lewwaters

Parts of a few of the comments made to the Vancouver, Washington city council, October 24, 2011 as they seek a 53% wage & benefit increase.

To see full comments, visit and click on “Citizen Forum.”

It is said they desire a 53% wage & Benefit increase and Hilton management is offering 3%. Many moan and groan that they earn less than Portland, Oregon counterparts.

The city is not involved in negotiations with the union, even though the Hotel is city owned, but privately managed. This is the same Hilton we were recently told the city would like forgiveness of a $4.4 Million debt from the county.

The Hilton continues to struggle in this economy, having dipped into their room-tax reserves last winter, but has not yet required any funding from the general fund.

The Hilton did lower rates previously to draw conventioneers in and claims are it has improved slightly.

But, if the unions, after their threats of boycotting and striking get their way, will the city have to step up to cover increased costs during this elongated downturn in the economy?

September 1, 2009

Pacific County GOP Chair Receives Threats From Healthcare Supporters

by lewwaters

As you all know by now, Nansen Malin, Chair of the Pacific County GOP had scheduled a meet in her home with Congressman Brian Baird and he backed out.

Baird cancels living room meeting with GOP chairwoman

Almost immediately after the Columbian printed the article, her phone began ringing with nasty and threatening phone calls. One especially nasty, leaning heavily on Military Viet Nam Jargon, threatened to “destroy her business, politically.”

The caller identified himself as “Cliff Hazen” of Vancouver and left the phone number of 608 7692.

This person claims to work with Veterans benefits and if they do, they don’t need to be there. We Veterans deserve better than to be subjected to loud mouthed cowards like that who call up women and threaten then.

Nansen has the audio of the threat left on her voice mail up at Cliff Hazen Threat.

After all of the whining and crying from Baird’s supporters about someone leaving on Baird’s Voice mail, “You think Timothy McVeigh was bad, there is a Ryder Truck out there with your name on it,” how unbelievably tactless that they would now turn around and leave something just as brazen on a woman’s Voice Mail.

‘Cliff’ says in the threat that “this is war, baby.”

‘Cliff,’ this is a war we are prepared to engage you in. Your threats only show your cowardice.

Xin loi, lock and load, fire ’em up back at you, you dinky dau piece of nuc maum.

Why not try coming after a man, mic lom?

UPDATE: ‘Cliff’ sent an email as well, containing phrases that tells me what a cowardly phony he is.

From: Cliff []
Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2009 4:09 PM
Subject: Nan, Please try to get the phone quotes correct.

The rest of the story that Ms. Nansen left out conveniently.

I called this morning to ask about the cancelled meeting with Baird. i explained to Nan that my background is a Vietnam veteran with specific interests in quality health care access for war veterans often unserved by the present for profit only system. I made Nan aware that I had voted for both Democrats and Republicans
I inquired about the format of the proposed meeting and questions she would have asked of the Rep. concerning health care for all Americas.
She became arrogantly hostile and vocally loud, much like we have seen by those opposed in the town hall meetings across America concerning health care. I tried to explain to her my interests in the subject were from the standpoint of war veterans left out in the cold by the American health care system. Those mentally wounded by war, those crippled and damaged physically by war, those poorly served by the VA and private medical insurance system in America.
Ms. Malin had no time to listen to my opinions, I was only to listen to hers. She hung up on me.
So, to paraphase a great American and winner of wars, “This Day Will Live in Infamy”.
Oh, and don’t bother coming to my house and trying to scare my family, I was trained and paid to hunt humans in the dark.
Ditdu mai.

The only ones I recall ever boasting about such training were usually “in the rear with the gear.” Company clerks, cooks and what have you.

Most telling in his ‘rant,’ “those crippled and damaged physically by war, those poorly served by the VA.”

Haven’t they returned to telling us how great we have it with VA medical care, that “free program” Veterans shouldn’t receive just for serving in war?

Do they not wish everybody to be on that program as well?

Why would they demand what they describe as “poorly served” be forced on everybody?

If Nan did hang up on him, does that give him just cause to leave such a threat as he did on her phone?

If it does, why all the concern over the Ryder Truck comment to Baird?

And Cliff, none of us has any desire to try to go after your family, unlike you who would deprive her entire family of their livelihood.

No, if any one comes by your home on 15th Ave, it will be the Clark County Sheriff, not us.

You aren’t above the law either.