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  • Clark County GOP party may censure Herrera Beutler

    01/13/2015 5:12:54 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 8 replies
    The Columbian ^ | January 12, 2015 | Lauren Dake, Columbian political writer
    By Lauren Dake, Columbian political writer Published: January 12, 2015, 4:55 PM Updated: January 12, 2015, 7:47 PM The Clark County Republican Party is expected to vote at its next meeting on whether to censure U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas. If passed, the move could mean Herrera Beutler would be banned from speaking at any campaign events sponsored by the Clark County GOP or from being featured in any of the local party’s literature. In part, the motion reads: “Please understand, we receive no satisfaction from disciplining one of our own. However, silence is acceptance, and we cannot accept...
  • Why Liberals Love Raising Taxes (Video)

    03/25/2011 10:35:34 AM PDT · by DakotaRed · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | March 25, 2011 | Lew Waters
    A brief comment from a liberal member, identified by the Vancouver, Washington newspaper, the Columbian as Tom Scharf, 64 on raising taxes. March 24, 2011 outside of the Vancouver, Washington office of Washington 3rd Congressional District Representative, Jaime Herrera-Beutler. Just one comment from their "Defend the Dream" rally. YouTube Video
  • Greedy Public Union Demands Violate International Law!

    03/19/2011 12:44:16 PM PDT · by DakotaRed · 8 replies
    Clark County Conservative ^ | March 18, 2011 | Lew Waters
    The war declared on struggling middle class taxpayers by greedy Public Union bosses has escalated now to the point that supporters of raping more tax dollars from an impoverished middle class have turned to “International Law,” once again ignoring America’s sovereignty and our constitution, placing United Nations mandates in their place. Ordinarily I’d ignore such efforts to circumvent our sovereignty and rely instead on our own constitution, but since greedy public union bosses and those they have misled wish to take this avenue, I’ll play along. They may not like that too much, though. I first saw this tactic of...

    02/03/2011 1:35:24 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 10 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | February 3, 2011 | Rees Lloyd
    “Four Chaplains Day” is to be observed annually on February 3 in America by the unanimous resolution of the U.S. Congress in 1988. It is a day to remember February 3, 1943, one of the most remarkable and inspiring acts of heroism in the history of warfare took place in World War II. It is a day to honor the heroism of the Four Chaplains, who selflessly gave their lives “that others may live.”However, although veterans in The American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and other veterans organizations, will hold special observances on Four Chaplains Day, most American media,...
  • Organizers of Vietnam veterans' tribute to include complete picture of era

    01/25/2011 1:00:18 AM PST · by DakotaRed · 7 replies
    Fayetteville Observer ^ | Jan 20, 2011 | Michael Futch
    With the patriotic soldier and family in mind, planned activities include a Vietnam Wall traveling memorial, a wreath-laying ceremony, tributes to local Vietnam veterans and the nurses who served, and the rededication of a Vietnam War Memorial on Fort Bragg. But as envisioned by [Fayetteville Mayor Tony] Chavonne and other organizers, the homecoming also will include perspectives from native Vietnamese, homeless Vietnam veterans and anti-war protesters. "We're part of that story," said Chuck Fager, director of the Quaker House. The day before the meeting, Fager said he was appreciative that Chavonne had extended an invitation to the Quaker House to...
  • Transgender Vets Want Military Access

    01/11/2011 1:39:19 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 16 replies ^ | January 11, 2011 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Before handcuffing herself to the White House fence, former Petty Officer First Class Autumn Sandeen carefully pinned three rows of Navy ribbons to her chest. Her regulation dress blue skirt, fitted jacket, hat and black pumps were new -- fitting for a woman who spent two decades serving her country as a man.Sandeen was the only transgender person among the six veterans arrested in April while protesting the military's ban on openly gay troops. But when she watched President Obama last month sign the hard-fought bill allowing for the ban's repeal, melancholy tinged her satisfaction."This is another...
  • Tea Party candidate David Hedrick pleads not guilty to assault

    10/12/2010 3:55:54 PM PDT · by DakotaRed · 5 replies
    The Columbian ^ | October 12, 2010 | Bob Albrecht
    Tea Party Republican and one-time congressional candidate David W. Hedrick pleaded not guilty on Monday to one count of fourth-degree assault domestic violence, court records show. Hedrick was arrested at his Camas home early Sunday morning after his wife alleged he struck her twice in the back of the head during an argument. Hedrick was arraigned Monday and released on bail. He is due in court for a pre-trial hearing Nov. 2. If convicted, he faces up to a year in jail and a possible $5,000 fine. Reached by phone, Hedrick declined comment.
  • What America Has Lost, It’s clear we overreacted to 9/11

    09/05/2010 12:46:49 AM PDT · by DakotaRed · 101 replies · 2+ views
    Newsweek ^ | September 4, 2010 | Fareed Zakaria
    by Fareed Zakaria September 04, 2010 Nine years after 9/11, can anyone doubt that Al Qaeda is simply not that deadly a threat? Since that gruesome day in 2001, once governments everywhere began serious countermeasures, Osama bin Laden’s terror network has been unable to launch a single major attack on high-value targets in the United States and Europe. While it has inspired a few much smaller attacks by local jihadis, it has been unable to execute a single one itself. Today, Al Qaeda’s best hope is to find a troubled young man who has been radicalized over the Internet, and...
  • Woman uses gun scare off robber at Izzy's in Hazel Dell

    09/04/2010 12:06:33 AM PDT · by DakotaRed · 2 replies · 1+ views
    The Columbian ^ | September 3, 2010 | John Branton
    A woman who emerged from Izzy's Pizza in Hazel Dell with her 5-year-old son, and was confronted by a would-be robber, displayed her 9 mm pistol, scared the man off and then helped sheriff’s deputies find him, police say. Deputies rushed to the restaurant at 1503 N.E. 78th St. shortly before 8 p.m. Friday after the woman called 911, said Sgt. John Horch with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. The woman, a 30-year-old Clark County resident, told dispatchers she’d walked out of the restaurant to her car when a man approached and asked her to lend him money for gas....
  • Washington 03: New poll’s validity panned by experts

    08/10/2010 11:32:54 PM PDT · by DakotaRed · 15 replies
    The Columbian ^ | August 10, 2010 | Kathie Durbin
    David W. Hedrick, the outspoken Tea Party Republican who is running for the 3rd Congressional District seat, was exhilarated last month after someone e-mailed him the results of a new poll that appeared to show him running neck-and-neck with state Rep. Jaime Herrera and far ahead of David Castillo, his two Republican opponents in the primary race. The July 7 results showed Hedrick with 17 percent of the vote, Herrera with 18 percent and Castillo with just 9 percent in a match-up of all six candidates. The Camas ex-Marine quickly posted the new numbers on his campaign website, calling the...

    05/28/2010 1:55:26 PM PDT · by DakotaRed · 28 replies · 530+ views
    Right In A Left World ^ | May 28, 2010 | Lew Waters
    I remember that day long ago when I decided to join the Military. I know you can’t remember that day, but I do. I hoped I might not have to travel half way around the world to fight in that war long ago. You looked proud of me then, but I could see the fear in your eyes. I could feel the apprehension inside of me, fear of the unknown, Basic Training, maybe fighting. But I went because it was the right thing to do. I remember feeling so proud to put on the uniform and have my photo taken...
  • Grayson accuses Paul supporters of intimidating voters

    05/18/2010 11:32:57 PM PDT · by DakotaRed · 26 replies · 950+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 18, 2010 | Chris Cillizza & Felicia Sonmez
    Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson is accusing ophthalmologist Rand Paul's (R) campaign of conducting a "widespread voter interrogation scheme" as voters go to the polls today in the primary for retiring Sen. Jim Bunning's (R) seat. Grayson's campaign issued a memo to reporters this afternoon highlighting a document it claims Paul's campaign has been distributing to supporters. The Paul campaign document instructs supporters to check voting machines before polls opened at 6 a.m. and "attempt to determine that all voting machines are set to zero." The document (PDF) also directs Paul supporters to conduct exit polling as voters leave...
  • A Note To Rep. Chris Van Hollen

    02/08/2010 9:35:46 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 3 replies · 311+ views
    Right In A Left World ^ | February 8, 2010 | Lew Waters
    Representative Van Hollen, while I am not one of your constituents, I do appreciate the frequent updates I receive from you pertaining to requests for donations to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. I received one such email from you just today, February 8, 2010 concerning the passing of Pennsylvania’s Representative John Murtha. My condolences to his family. In your email you claimed, “America has lost a patriotic veteran” and “Congressman Murtha worked to ensure that our men and women in uniform and their families had the support and resources they deserve.” Did you forget when Rep. Murtha accused a squad...
  • Fueling “the Worlds EMT”

    01/16/2010 12:39:41 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 252+ views
    Right In A Left World ^ | January 16, 2010 | Lew Waters
    Once again, a major tragedy has struck in the world and as we always do, America and other nations are responding with massive amounts of aid and rescue personnel to assist in digging Haiti out of the rubble of the 7.0 earthquake that struck the tiny Island Nation this past week. We see aircraft flying into a ruined airport. Ships arriving in a decimated port, all bringing in people to help, food stocks, medical supplies, vehicles to help remove the rubble, helicopters to search for injured people and fly them from remote areas back to temporary hospitals, that were also...
  • Gates: 'We're in this thing to win'

    12/07/2009 9:29:24 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 18 replies · 616+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | December 8, 2009 | Glenn Kessler
    KABUL -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrived in this war-torn country Tuesday morning on an unannounced visit, prepared to offer U.S. troops a message from Washington after President Obama's decision to boost troop levels significantly: "We are in this thing to win." "A big piece of it, of my conversations especially with the soldiers, will be just to thank them for their service, for their sacrifice and to tell them we are in this thing to win," Gates, speaking to reporters traveling with him, said before his arrival here. Gates, the first senior U.S. official to travel to Afghanistan...
  • Suspect description in multiple police shooting near Parkland [Washington State]

    11/29/2009 11:29:00 AM PST · by DakotaRed · 29 replies · 3,343+ views
    The News Tribune ^ | November 29, 2009 | Stacey Mulick
    Police investigators have identified three of the four officers. All are from the local area. The fourth officer they are still trying to identify. Law enforcements from all over the region have responded to the scene. King County Guardian One helicopter is in the area. {{snip}} The suspect fled on foot after the shooting. The suspect is described a black male, 5'8 to 5'9 and in his 20s or 30s. He had scruffy facial hair with a black coat and blue jeans. He used a handgun. There are possibly looking for another person and are searching multiple places, including residences...
  • Four police officers shot dead at Lakewood coffee shop [Washington State]

    11/29/2009 9:50:38 AM PST · by DakotaRed · 269 replies · 13,872+ views
    The News Tribune ^ | November 29, 2009 | The News Tribune Staff
    The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department has reported that four police officers have been shot dead in an ambush at the Forza Coffee coffee shop at 11401 on South Steele Street in Lakewood Sunday morning. Pierce County Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said investigators are immediately offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the suspect, and that number is expected to grow.
  • Threat to Baird not serious, FBI says

    11/11/2009 4:03:38 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 3 replies · 391+ views
    The Columbian ^ | November 11, 2009 | Kathie Durbin
    Threat to Baird not serious, FBI says The FBI said Tuesday it has closed its investigation of an alleged death threat against U.S. Rep. Brian Baird after concluding that the message left on Baird's Washington, D.C., office phone in August did not constitute a serious threat. "The information I received from our agents was that upon investigation, our special agents did not feel that the caller posed any threat and did not intend to conduct any act of terrorism," said Lindsay Godwin, spokeswoman for the FBI's Washington, D.C., field office. "The investigation is now closed."
  • Unsung Heroes That Won The Cold War

    11/11/2009 12:00:36 AM PST · by DakotaRed · 2 replies · 629+ views
    Right In A Left World ^ | November 3, 2009 | Lew Waters
    Once again we prepare to honor those who have served in all of our wars, paying special homage to those who did not return from our wars. Nearly all of us who served in combat zones over our history view those whose names are etched in stone on the many Veterans Memorials as the true heroes of our conflicts. Viet Nam is labeled as “America’s Longest War” due to our involvement in that country from 1950 to the fall of Saigon in 1975. That 25 years pales when considering that after World War Two, we began engagement in a much...
  • What Happened To The Death Threats, Congressman Baird?

    10/24/2009 4:10:02 PM PDT · by DakotaRed · 6 replies · 549+ views
    Clark County Conservative ^ | October 24, 2009 | Lew Waters
    There was a lot of noise made back in August of this year over Congressman Brian Baird, (D. Wa.) canceling out on all of his town halls over alleged death threats he claims he received. Baird was under fire from both sides for not holding face to face meetings with constituents and was strongly criticized for incendiary comments made comparing town hall attendees to “Nazi’s,” “Brown Shirts,” “Timothy McVeigh” and the like, which he eventually apologized for and agreed to hold some town halls. The day after the first town hall, Baird again came under heavy criticism for what was...