Wednesday, August 28, 2013
For instance, the death of Trayvon Martin in Florida where George Zimmerman was instantly identified as a White person, based solely upon his name and the media joining forces with the likes of race baiters Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson in taking a local story and blowing it into an international outrage indicating a major racial problem, but ignoring Zimmerman’s true ethnicity, Hispanic of Black ancestry as well as the actual evidence in the case that exonerated Zimmerman.
Trayvon’s past was to be ignored while Zimmerman’s was picked over with a fine toothed comb as Trayvon ended up being portrayed as a poor innocent Black youth gunned down in the dead of night by an angry White person.
That it isn’t actually what the evidence showed really happened isn’t important as we saw how the media, with their heavy bias and Democrats with their situational ethics twisted the case every which way they could think of to take political advantage of it.
And nowhere is it more apparent than in media coverage concerning Barack Obama, also of biracial heritage, but you would have forgotten that what with the media coverage always portraying him as a Black man, the first Black man to achieve the highest office in our country.
We are reminded of it so much that if you disagree or oppose policies he wishes to implement, you’re quickly branded a “racist” in an effort to silence criticism as opponents are beat into submission and reminded of times past to when MLK made his famous speech, as if we are still mired deeply in those times.
Looking around us, ignored by media and agenda driven liberal politicians, it is evident that we are not still locked in those times as we see more successful Blacks than ever before, no segregated communities filled with slums where Blacks are made to live, even though large cities still have their ghettoes where all minorities seem locked into because they do take advantage of the means of escape offered, education and working for it, and a list of biracial celebrities unlike we have ever seen before.
Many Mulattos, for whatever reason, deny or ignore their White heritage and cling to their Black heritage today, unlike those of the past that downplayed or denied their Black Heritage to make in this “White man’s world.”
Even though there really is no “White man’s world” any longer, both media and liberals readily go along with this façade we witness their bias and situational ethics on full display in what appears to be an effort to swing the racial pendulum over to promoting the good of Blacks over the Whites.
I’ve noticed it in many commercials where we subtly see more intelligent Blacks correcting the dumb White to sell their product. Not all mind, but from what ads I see, more often than not.
But where this façade shines the brightest is in reporting of crimes, White on Black crime usually quickly labeled a ‘Hate Crime’ while Black on White crimes seem not to be, even when it is glaringly apparent they should be.
We see it in the description given of criminals as media seems to go out of their way to hide Black criminals while ensuring readers and viewers know the race of the White criminal.
We evidence this with the recent murder of Australian ball player, Christopher Lane in Oklahoma by three Black youths because, as they said, “we were bored.”
But wait, one of those youth’s, Michael Jones is biracial, another Mulatto with a White mother and a Black father, just like Barack Obama’s heritage.
While we are repeatedly reminded that Barack Obama is Black, indentifying 17-yearold Michael Jones as Black, along with his two accomplices on Fox & Friends and the Daily caller raised the scorn of Mediaite, a so-called “news and opinion blog covering politics and entertainment” that is actually more of a liberal site established to try to counter the growing popularity of Fox News in 2009 and counter any good news published on conservatives.
It seems that if a person of biracial heritage commits a crime now, they are “White,” and no longer “Black.”
How convenient for race baiters.
The other two charged with the crime are decidedly Black, but all we hear about them is “Edwards and Luna are being charged with first-degree murder, whereas Jones is charged with ‘using a vehicle to facilitate the discharge of a weapon and accessory after the fact of murder in the first degree’,” in another vain effort to paint the court system as racist by charging the “White” person with a lesser crime than the two Black people.
Again ignored, Jones did not shoot, but drove the car the other two were in, got out of and shot Lane to death. So of course he would be charged with the lesser crime, even if they described him by his Black half.
But that wouldn’t fit the agenda of criticizing conservatives who are asking where are the race baiters that created such a stink over the Trayvon Martin incident and where is Barack Obama who spoke out soon after that case blew into a national story saying, “if I had a son, he would look just like Trayvon.”
No, given the messiah-like aura constructed around Obama, no one wants there to be any connection to a criminal like Jones to Obama.
The tragic outcome of this media/situational ethics is an ever deepening divide between us, Whites beginning to distrust Blacks more than before, some Blacks feeling empowered to lord it over others. All the exact opposite of what Martin Luther King dreamt in his famous speech.
One such example would be the outrage of over a recent video gone viral of children “Behaving Badly” quickly seen as “Bullying” of a little White girl by Black children.
Standing back and viewing it, would we see it as racially motivated as claimed if it were reversed or if it all Black or all White Children? I doubt it.
But since it is Black children picking on a smaller White girl, our moral outrage is triggered, much like the biased media succeeded in doing with Trayvon Martin.
Then too, the 12-year old who took the video and posted it online under the title “When white people piss black people off part 1” only helped stoke that outrage.
But as both parents say of this, it is “is a case of children behaving badly and has nothing to do with race,” the children regularly playing together prior to this.
The 12-year old is being punished for it by his father, ‘Eddie,’ and I have to trust the girl’s father that it is acceptable. My only comment to Eddie would be that perhaps you need to take a closer look at some of your son’s friends and acquaintenance’s over the poorly chosen title.
But, this is where we have been brought in this “post-racial” era of Barack Obama, fueled by a biased media that expresses situation ethics and outrage, as well as biracial people are selectively portrayed as Black or White, all depending on how that biased media wishes to stir up hysteria or justify their point of view of who are the good people versus who are the bad people.
It’s really tragic that here we are, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s I have A Dream speech and our distrust of each other is worse than it has been in decades as skin color takes precedence over character.
Posted by Lew Waters at 12:48 PM
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
“I said this from the beginning of the debate to the walk up to the war. I said, Mr. President don’t rush to war, take the time to build a legitimate coalition and have a plan to win the peace. It’s the wrong war, in the wrong place at the wrong time.” – Sen. John Kerry, August 30, 2004 in opposition to the Iraq war.
“There is a reason why no matter what you believe about Syria, all peoples and all nations who believe in the cause of our common humanity must stand up to assure that there is accountability…” Sec. of State John Kerry, August 26, 2013 in support of Military action against neighboring Syria.
Kerry, the scorn of many Vietnam Veterans, this blogger included, for his treasonous acts and ‘testimony’ filled with lies before the Fulbright Commission back in 1971 after his abbreviated 4-month tour in Vietnam, who voted to approve sending Troops into Iraq only to come out heavily opposed a year later when he campaign for the Presidency, who claimed “I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it” to fund the Iraq War and who said in 2007, “Iraq, as in Vietnam, more American soldiers are being sent to fight and die in a civil war we can’t stop and an insurgency we can’t bomb into submission” somehow now seem to think that we will be able to bomb or stop what is going on in Syria with Military intervention.
We now read of remarks by Kerry supportive of Military intervention as he says,
“President Obama has also been in close touch with the leaders of our key allies, and the President will be making an informed decision about how to respond to this indiscriminate use of chemical weapons. But make no mistake: President Obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world’s most heinous weapons against the world’s most vulnerable people. Nothing today is more serious and nothing is receiving more serious scrutiny.”
But we also have known for some time that the crimes of Iraq’s President, Saddam Hussein were well known to the world, including John Kerry.
Even though he labeled Iraq the “wrong war, in the wrong place at the wrong time,” in 2004, he also warned us numerous times of the WMD’s (Chemical Weapons) of Iraq as well as recommended President Clinton take acts to remove Hussein as President of Iraq in a 1997 Senate Floor Speech: We Must be Firm with Saddam Hussein.
After approving of the Iraq War and justifying his YEA vote against his subsequent opposition to the Iraq War when campaigning as President and later when the Democrat party opposed the Iraq War in unity during the 2006 mid-term elections, it was Kerry we heard continually telling the country the only viable Iraq solution is a political one.
That from the same John Kerry who just days earlier, later alleging a “botched joke” told a group of college students,
“You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”
Kerry’s flip flopping from Hawk to Dove, Dove to Hawk, depending on which party is in power is legendary.
And now, after years of the Democrat Party campaigning in opposition to war led by Republicans, even though defending our nation after over two decades of Islamic Extremist attacks, we are to believe these same Democrats, especially Barack Obama are well suited to lead the country into another ill-advised war right next door to the very country they so strongly opposed later during the Bush Administration?
Democrats, who in their efforts to portray President Bush as out of touch as he was building the very successful ‘surge,’ claimed U.S. can’t fix Iraq violence as they geared up for the 2008 Presidential Election.
He told the world then that there was “No Military Solution in Iraq’ after earlier saying “Preventing Genocide Isn't Reason to Keep U.S. Troops in Iraq,”
But now and right next door to Iraq, we are told that
“President Obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world’s most heinous weapons against the world’s most vulnerable people. Nothing today is more serious and nothing is receiving more serious scrutiny.”
Kerry and the Democrats questioned the intelligence President Bush relied upon. Even then Senator Hillary Clinton, in an appearance on the Larry King show April 24, 2004 said of that intelligence,
“The consensus was the same, from the Clinton administration to the Bush administration. It was the same intelligence belief that our allies and friends around the world shared.”
“But I think that in the case of the [Bush] administration, they really believed it. They really thought they were right, but they didn’t let enough sunlight into their thinking process to really have the kind of debate that needs to take place when a serious decision occurs like that.”
It was Democrats that claimed the intelligence was manufactured, that Bush lied, that he didn’t listen, labeling him a ‘warmonger’ who came to the Oval Office with the express intent of starting a war in Iraq.
But now, it’s all good again? The intelligence is accurate even though other countries are questioning it and warning Obama to not interfere in Syria?
And hasn’t it been Democrats blasting President Bush over the cost of the War on Terror, claiming going into Iraq is what killed our economy?
Can we really afford now to go back next door to Iraq into Syria and support the rebels fighting the Syrian government, knowing that many have admitted their alliance with Al Qaeda, our sworn enemy?
And hasn’t it been Democrats throughout the Bush Administration reminding us that we are not “the World’s Police Force?” But now, somehow we are?
The New York Sun concluded in an Aug 26, 2013 editorial,
“We carry no brief for Bashir al-Assad. We carry no brief for the Islamists who are in arms against the Syrian regime. What we do is predict that if the President takes us into this war and if there is an escalation — if, say, Russia or Iran enters the lists — then neither Mr. Obama nor the next president nor America itself will be able to count on Mr. Kerry. If the going gets rough, he’ll prove to be a summer soldier and fall away, maybe to go treat with the enemy at a future parley at Paris. We’ve always said that history has a way of playing its tricks.”
John Kerry and Barack Obama would do well to recall Kerry’s scripted words spoken back in 1971 on giving Troops “the chance to die for the biggest nothing in history.”
Democrats have long complained of getting involved in civil wars of other nations and yet, here we are poised once again to involve ourselves in another civil war at the behest of the Democrats.
Isn’t it about time we let those oil rich nations all over the Middle East, who do not want the Muslim Brotherhood or other radical extremists in power, deal with what is happening in their own front yard?
Posted by Lew Waters at 2:23 PM
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
I hope this post helps those of you to understand as well as join us in boycotting this movie, also under fire for specious representation of Ronald Reagan.
Excerpt of an undated speech Hanoi Jane Fonda gave at U.C. Berkeley in the early 1970's, where she praises the Communist North Vietnamese and students in attendance applaud upon hearing her gleeful announcement of 34 American B-52's being shot down by the Communist North Vietnamese. That would be a potential 170 American Servicemen dying. Is it any wonder why so many of us Vietnam Veterans despise this person?
For any who wonder why we boycott and still despise Hanoi Jane, hear her in her own words. In July 2011 on her personal Blog, Fonda said, “I have never done anything to hurt my country or the men and women who have fought and continue to fight for us.” She has never apologized, she only expressed regret over the famous photo of her sitting at the anti-aircraft gun. She still stands by everything else she said or did.
And now she tells Vietnam Veterans we need to "get a life?"
It should also be remembered, prior to the Tet of 68 offensive, where the Communist forces were all but decimated, contemplating negotiating a surrender according to many, less than 20,000 American Troops had been killed. From Tet until we pulled out in early 1973, nearly 40,000 more American Troops were killed. Tet was also the turning point where the anti-war left, many actually supporters of the Communist North, gained in popularity and acceptability in America. Their efforts resulted in twice as many troops being killed and untold numbers of Vietnamese as they prolonged a war that was close to over in 1968.
Interviewed and published in the October 2005 issue of Vietnam Magazine, North Vietnamese General Nguyen Duc Huy was asked, “After the war, Giap told a group of Western reporters that Communist losses in the Tet Offensive were so devastating that if the Americans had kept up that level of military pressure much longer North Vietnam would have been forced to negotiate a peace on American terms. Do you agree?”
General Huy responded, “If the American army had fought some more, had continued, I don’t know. Maybe. I can’t say what would have happened.”
Interviewed by the Wall Street Journal in August 1995, former North Vietnamese Colonel Bui Tin, who became disillusioned with the Victorious Communist Liberators and defected to France was asked and responded;
Q: Was the American antiwar movement important to Hanoi's victory?
A: It was essential to our strategy. Support of the war from our rear was completely secure while the American rear was vulnerable. Every day our leadership would listen to world news over the radio at 9 a.m. to follow the growth of the American antiwar movement. Visits to Hanoi by people like Jane Fonda, and former Attorney General Ramsey Clark and ministers gave us confidence that we should hold on in the face of battlefield reverses. We were elated when Jane Fonda, wearing a red Vietnamese dress, said at a press conference that she was ashamed of American actions in the war and that she would struggle along with us.
Q: Did the Politburo pay attention to these visits?
A: Those people represented the conscience of America. The conscience of America was part of its war-making capability, and we were turning that power in our favor. America lost because of its democracy; through dissent and protest it lost the ability to mobilize a will to win.
Now deceased but also held in disdain by many Vietnam Vets, Walter Cronkite who reported on the failed North Vietnamese Tet of 68 Offensive, “Who won and who lost in the great Tet offensive against the cities? I’m not sure. The Vietcong did not win by a knockout, but neither did we. The referees of history may make it a draw. It seems now more certain than ever that the bloody experience of Vietnam is to end in a stalemate. But it is increasingly clear to this reporter that the only rational way out then will be to negotiate, not as victors, but as honorable people who lived up to their pledge to defend democracy, and did the best they could.”
In a 2000 speech, General Frederick C. Weyand said of his meeting Cronkite in Vietnam, “After Tet, General Westmoreland sent Walter Cronkite out to interview me. I was in Command of the Forces in the South around Saigon and below and I was proud of what we'd done. We had done a good job there. So, Walter came down and he spent about an hour and a half interviewing me. And when we got done, he said, ‘well you've got a fine story. But I’m not going to use any of it because I’ve been up to Hue. I’ve seen the thousands of bodies up there in mass graves and I’m determined to do all in my power to bring this war to an end as soon as possible’.”
“It didn’t seem to matter that those thousands of bodies were of South Vietnamese citizens who had been killed by the Hanoi soldiers and Walter wasn’t alone in this because I think many in the media mirrored his view…”
“When I was in Paris at the Peace Talks, it was the most frustrating assignment I think I ever had. Sitting in that conference, week after week listening to the Hanoi negotiators, Le Duc Tho and his friends lecture us. Reading from the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Herald Tribune, the Atlanta Constitution, NBC, CBS, you name it. Their message was always the same. ‘Hey, read your newspapers, listen to your TV. The American people want you out of Vietnam. Now, why don’t you just go ahead and get out?’ So finally a Peace Agreement was signed that everyone knew would be violated and with no recourse or hope of enforcement on our part.”
Gen. Weyand did not hold the media to blame, but they cannot be exonerated either in my estimation.
Hanoi Jane did more than just her part by traveling to North Vietnam, not just having her photo taken at an anti-aircraft gun, but also making a series of radio broadcasts from North Vietnam, aimed at demoralizing the American Troops and supporting the Communist North Vietnamese.
Prior to her trip to North Vietnam, she was instrumental in the production of an anti-Army film, F.T.A.
This is but a portion of why so many of us despise Hanoi Jane, Walter Cronkite, John F’n Kerry and more. If you are still unable to understand our why, I don’t know if you ever will.
Posted by Lew Waters at 8:05 PM
Monday, August 19, 2013
Seen on KOIN 6 News:
It's always nice to see the media follow-up on blog posts. KOIN reported this story on May 22, 2013 VA hospital worker’s criminal past was TV movie giving no credit to anyone else.
This blog reported on it on March 5, 2013 Deadly Intentions and Sociopathic Tendencies
The Sky Valley Chronicle referenced the story with full credit to this blog on April 3, 2013 THE "DEADLY INTENTIONS" DOCTOR Where is he now?
That I can find, the local newspaper of record, the Columbian, has yet to discover it, even though it happened right under their noses.
Posted by Lew Waters at 2:26 PM
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Well, that is the way her parents have laid it out in social web sites and news media ever since then 18-year old Kaitlyn Hunt was arrested in February, charged with lewd and lascivious battery since the 18-year old chose to engage in a sexual relationship with a 14-year old, well below the Age of Consent in Florida which remains at 16 years of age.
In plain terms, an under-aged minor may not consent to a sexual relationship and even though the consent age slightly differs throughout the country, every state has age of consent laws to protect minors.
Kaitlyn’s mother Kelley explained,
“They are out to destroy my daughter, because they feel like she ‘made’ their daughter gay. They see being gay as wrong and they blame my daughter. Of course, I see it 100% differently. I don’t see or label these girls as gay. They are teenagers in high school experimenting with their sexuality – with mutual consent. And even if their daughter is gay, who cares? She is still their daughter.”Completely left out of that allegation is that her daughter is an adult, the other girl an under-aged minor. Trying to deflect that by creating a false illusion of “homophobia” or “gay bashing” is completely erroneous, County Sheriff Deryl Loar saying,
“If this was an 18-year-old male and that was a 14-year-old girl, it would have been prosecuted the same way.”Even Sunny Hostin, legal analyst for CNN agrees, adding
“A kid, a child under the age of 16, cannot consent to having sexual relations with an 18-year-old, an adult under the eyes of the law. And that really is all this case comes down to when you look at it legally.”A British media report on this matter includes a quote from unnamed Gay rights advocates that say,
“older high schoolers dating their younger counterparts is an innocuous, everyday occurrence that is not prosecuted – regardless of sexual orientation – and not a crime on par with predatory sex offenses.”Sorry, but that is not quite accurate.
Much disinformation was released initially by her parents, including both her age and the minor’s age as they created the illusion of this being strictly about a consensual same-sex relationship, ignoring that Kaitlyn had been told by the minor girls parents to stay away from their daughter or that Kaitlyn once helped the minor run away from her parents home and Kaitlyn took the minor to her home where they engaged in sexual relations, Kaitlyn “penetrating her vagina with her fingers.”
As you can see in the following screen shot of the page set up by Kaitlyn’s father for petitioning the Attorney General to not prosecute, nothing is said about the other girl being an under-aged minor.
Articles found indicate that the parents upset and fighting to change statutory rape laws are parents of the older teens, not those of the younger victims. That they are interfering in someone else’s parental rights in raising their children doesn’t seem to matter to them, just that their little precious be permitted to go after whoever they can seduce, regardless of age or parental values.
But, given that there is this growing sympathetic movement completely disproves the claim of the Gay rights advocate above of this being “an innocuous, everyday occurrence that is not prosecuted.”
In this case, for some reason prosecutors offered Kaitlyn some very generous plea deals that would keep her out of jail and prevent her from having to register as a sex offender. So far, she refuses to accept them, opting instead for a trial by jury, hoping for an acquittal due to societal emotions over the law is my guess.
But while such generous plea deals were offered, it became known that she not refused to accept either of the plea deals, she also refused to follow the court order to stay away from and avoid contact the minor girl.
Prosecutors say they have “collected about 20,000 text messages between the two, all of which were sent after the defendant was ordered by two circuit judges to have no contact. They contain more than 25 ‘lewd and lascivious photographs,’ including some of Kaitlyn nude and engaging in sex acts and at least one video of her ‘pleasuring herself’.”
Apparently this young lady, an adult, has no intention of following any of our laws and expects a pass so she can please herself at the expense of another.
Also obvious, in keeping with the “slippery slope” many of us keep warning about as societal mores continue to disintegrate, homosexual activists have joined in by supporting Kaitlyn not being held accountable for her actions, with no regard for the then 14-year old possibly only being confused or deluded by an older girl.
A facebook page set up to support Kaitlyn, “Stop the Hate, Free Kate” contains the following image,
Sorry, she CHOSE to go after an under-aged minor. She CHOSE to continue to go after the girl in open violation of court orders, she CHOSE to do all of this and her parents CHOSE to make it a national issue and now, somebody CHOOSES to bring in high profile defense attorneys.
Kaitlyn’s mother posted on facebook,
“Dear friends and supporters, this afternoon we learned that Attorney William A. Korman, an attorney who has been nationally recognized for his work defending individuals accused of sexual misconduct, has joined Kate’s formidable legal team. Mr. Korman, who is based in Boston, Massachusetts, was so outraged by the spurious attacks against Kate, that he agreed to become involved in this case based on his moral outrage at the criminalization of what would be considered typical adolescent behavior and actions. We look forward to Attorney Korman assisting us in this matter. We thank you all for your continued support.”
What kind of an attorney would become “morally outraged” at an adult seducing and molesting an under-aged minor and support the perpetrator and not the under-aged victim?
Can you spell A-G-E-N-D-A?
It seems that “Equal Rights” for homosexuals now is moving towards ending age of consent laws, labeling them outdated, oppressive and harmful as we see the promotion of “Intergenerational Intimacy” coming to light.
We are becoming ever more desensitized into accepting yesterday’s immorality as today’s new morality. In other words, no morality at all.
Will child pornography laws one day face assault too?
This is where the push for equality stands today. Forced acceptance of a deviant lifestyle and removal of any laws that might protect young impressionable people from those practicing the deviancy.
Yes, it’s all about Equality. Except of course, when it comes to being held accountable, equally.
I’ve always been amused by the City Limit Sign down in the small town of Sebastian, Florida, having visited the city numerous times when my parents were alive and lived there. I feel it only appropriate to update it reflecting this case that is now internationally known.
Posted by Lew Waters at 3:38 PM
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Back from the Dead, like an old horror flick sequel, the monster we hoped was dead rises from the grave to once again taunt and torment taxpayers in Southwest Washington and Northern Oregon.
The Columbia River Crossing light rail project roars back to life as special downtown mafia interests quietly plotted against rejoicing taxpayers to give rebirth to the mega-project destined to bankrupt the middle class taxpayer in Clark County, Washington with ever increasing gasoline taxes, license fees, tolls and whatever other means they can dream up to force the struggling middle class to accept the burden of extending Portland’s ill-fated light rail a short distance cross state lines into our community.
Under cover of everybody paying attention to the outcome of the Aug 6 Primary Election last evening, the Lazy C posted an article about 10 PM saying, “A group of Columbia River Crossing supporters believe they’ve hatched a plan that could revive the controversial Interstate 5 Bridge replacement — with light rail — and without the approval of the Washington Legislature.”
Not only does this special interest group plan on bypassing the Washington Legislature to force the community to buy into the financially troubled light rail, they express no intention of seeking approval from you, the struggling middle class taxpayer they hope isn’t paying attention as they plot against us.
This blog was one that voiced concern over the planned slow closing of the CRC offices, questioning why it would take months to just shut it down.
We now see why as the Willamette Weeks Andrea Damewood began questioning on Monday just why they had removed notice of closing on their web page, they never planned on closing and just began hatching another plan to screw over the middle class taxpayer.
Tim Schauer, president of Vancouver-based consultant MacKay & Sposito and one signer of the letter sent today to the governors of Oregon and Washington said, “Let’s not wave the white flag. The clock’s running down, but it’s not out. They didn’t kill a project. They left an approved project unfunded.”
Approved by whom, Mr. Schauer? You and your cronies haven’t bothered to ask taxpayers again, after we repeatedly defeated every effort to impose extra expenses on us, the struggling middle class taxpayers of Clark County.
Rookie State Sen. Annette Cleveland, turned expert on how to spend your money for you chimed in with, “We’re too close to give up. I believe there's a willingness on everyone’s part to explore any option that might be viable. I think that’s our responsibility.”
Again, asking you is not in her plans nor considered a “responsibility,” only taking what she wishes of your dwindling paychecks.
Patricia McCaig, adviser to Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, currently under investigation for potential ethics law violations connected to her previous work lobbying for the CRC added, “The need didn’t go away for a span to replace the Interstate 5 Bridge linking Portland and Vancouver. We have been and will continue to look at any possibilities that would allow us to take advantage of the $170 million we’ve spent wasted over the last decade, and the technical work we’ve done and the permitting and environmental process we completed.”
The United States Coast Guard has yet to issue any permits approving of the restriction to river commerce required to create this mega-monster light rail crossing.
And again, she makes no mention of consulting the taxpayers who she would stick with paying for a mega-project they have continually indicated they do not want.
Showing absolutely no regard for the plight of middle class citizens, McCaig says, “To not finish it would be a waste of money.”
Wasting $170 Million, that in my opinion should see some lengthy prison sentences after a proper criminal investigation were conducted, isn’t bad enough, people like McCaig, Sen. Cleveland and more would go ahead and strap you with the full price, in the Billions before interest or cost overruns and not giving one tinkers damn if you can afford to feed your family.
Unable to contain his glee thinking about bending taxpayers over to ram it home again in screwing them over, Democrat Jim Moeller, famous for suing constituents to invalidate their votes when he doesn’t approve, left the comment, “Although I must admit, it can be enjoyable listening and watching heads explode about the possibility of a revived CRC the fact is that 2/3’s of the funding is intact. Additionally, Oregon and Washington DOT’s have secured the LAA (Locally Approved Alternative) the EIS, (Environmental Impact Statement) a federal Record of Decision and soon will have a permit for the bridge from the USCC by the end of September as the CRC has not withdrawn it’s application. Additionally, mitigation is almost complete (it lacks only one more signature) and this project is one of 4 on the Presidents ‘We Can’t Wait’ Initiative for mega transportation infrastructure projects.”
“I hope Oregon is successful! To go forward with the project that re-establishes our commitment to invest in our own infrastructure and remove the final, last full stop on an interstate corridor, build a safer bridge and bring light-rail and other real transit options for today in crossing the Columbia into Vancouver. A project of this size and importance will always have it’s critics, and there will be a riot of criticism heaped upon this idea. But as we begin to pull out of the worst recession since the great depression, let’s show the world that we believe in OURSELVES and are willing to invest in OURSELVES and that we CAN do this for OURSELVES and our children yet to come.”
Of note, like the rest, Moeller makes no mention of seeking the approval of the struggling middle class taxpaying voter. In fact, his past actions indicate how much contempt he holds for you, the middle class taxpayer as he strives every legislative session to impose more and more tax burden on you.
That “our children yet to come” will be bearing the burden of paying off this monster well into their gray years is of no concern to the likes of Moeller. He is only interested in causing your families harm, quite possibly as retribution for his homosexuality and feeling abnormal, blaming you.
Moeller has pushed to impose the expense of this monster on you from the start and is one of the loudest voices to prevent you from having a say in it, preferring instead “A scientific and balanced poll… at least gives lawmakers ‘something’, some numbers, anything, to hang their hat on then a ‘advisory vote’.”
In other words, your voice doesn’t men squat to him, just the results of a cooked poll targeting those sections of town known to support the mister project and ignoring the larger sections opposing it. That, to Jim Moeller is “scientific and balanced.”
Ever since we heard of the governors “pulling the plug” on this mess I have cautioned you, along with others, to keep your eyes open, it isn’t dead. Too many indicators showed something was up and it was only a matter of time before the pits of hell opened up and released this bloody monster on your again.
If only it were a sequel to a classic ‘B’ grade horror film.
It is now more imperative than ever to study candidates running for election. Be they incumbent or challenger, city council, mayor or freeholder for a new County Charter, none supporting this ugly monster should win.
Posted by Lew Waters at 7:32 PM