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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...
  • Microsoft gives $100K to Wash. gay-partners effort

    10/06/2009 4:53:00 PM PDT · by DakotaRed · 20 replies · 806+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | October 6, 2009 | AP
    OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Microsoft Corp. has donated $100,000 to the campaign supporting more partnership rights for Washington state gay couples. That's the largest single donation in favor of Referendum 71, which asks voters to approve or reject a new law that expands domestic partnerships for gay and lesbian couples.
  • Baird cancels 'living room meeting' with GOP chairwoman

    09/01/2009 9:00:59 AM PDT · by DakotaRed · 8 replies · 490+ views
    The Columbian ^ | September 1, 2009 | MICHAEL ANDERSEN
    U.S. Rep. Brian Baird backed out of a promise to hold a living room meeting at the home of a Pacific County Republican chairwoman, the GOP activist said Monday. Nan Malin of Long Beach said a Baird staffer told her the private meeting was nixed because of unspecified posts Malin had written on a right-leaning blog. "It's really the congressman's loss," Malin said. "He's really missing an opportunity to have a real dialogue. These town halls have not had a real dialogue." A representative for Baird, D-Vancouver, said tonight's 7 p.m. public town hall at Ilwaco High School would serve...
  • Brianna Lopez, Abused In Life, Caged In Death

    08/29/2009 12:34:57 AM PDT · by DakotaRed · 19 replies · 2,252+ views
    Right In A Left World ^ | August 28, 2009 | Lew Waters
    We freep polls all the time, but now we need to freep an online petition. Brianna lopez, killed by her own parents in 2002 after being brutalized in ways unimagineable to a half-normal human being. She was just 5 months old when she died in July 2002. Her body laid in the morgue, no one claiming it until the community came together to claim the little girls body and bury her. Her parents and uncle that brutalized and killed her are in prison, but other family members have come forward, claimed the gravesite and erected a cage around it, blocking...
  • Sending 'Fishy' Emails To The Whitehouse (Vanity)

    08/04/2009 10:22:35 AM PDT · by DakotaRed · 32 replies · 1,631+ views
    The White House ^ | August 4, 2009 | Macon Phillips
    The White House damage control team is out in force on the internet trying to counter sitizen outrage agaiinst the healthcare "reform" advocated by Obama and Democrats. White House Office of Health Reform communications director Linda Douglas has a video out crying Obama' words have been "taken out of context." Whitehouse - Facts Are Stubborn Things Included in the countering efforts is, "Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send...
  • The Camel’s Nose Is Inside The Tent

    07/30/2009 12:36:18 PM PDT · by DakotaRed · 2 replies · 411+ views
    Right In A Left World ^ | July 30, 2009 | Lew Waters
    In November 1987, two Gay Activists penned an article published in a Gay Magazine titled THE OVERHAULING OF STRAIGHT AMERICA, which was essentially the outline of “a propaganda campaign to confuse and deceive the American people about their objectives.” Tactics mentioned include “intimidation, lies, and fear to silence opposition.” Nowhere is then seen any better than in California after passage of their Proposition 8, overturning the legislative action allowing same-sex marriage in that state. It can also be seen quite vividly today in Washington State as a measure allowing Domestic Partnerships legal standing, laughably referred to as “Everything but marriage,”...
  • Man fatally shoots woman, then shoots himself at Fort Lewis

    07/22/2009 12:26:50 PM PDT · by DakotaRed · 76 replies · 4,221+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | July 22, 2009 | Lewis Kamb and Hal Bernton
    <p>Breaking News Alert, Police on scene at Fort Lewis PX Shooting. 2 people shot reported.</p>
  • It’s Time To Be America Again

    07/05/2009 9:10:55 AM PDT · by DakotaRed · 6 replies · 285+ views
    Right In A Left World ^ | July 4, 2009 | Lew Waters
    A little over two centuries ago, a young and energetic country was born out of the wilderness of North America. In less than two centuries she grew into a major super power and gave the world that begs for freedom and liberty a beacon of hope. It never was a perfect country, but one that sought to be the very best that it could be. She had spirit and believed in the innate desire of humans to be free to grow and build on their dreams. Poor from all over flocked to her shores to take part in the dream...
  • Obama: No Friend of Freedom; In Honduras or Iran

    07/01/2009 7:45:25 AM PDT · by DakotaRed · 4 replies · 483+ views
    Right In A Left World ^ | June 30, 2009 | Lew Waters
    It is with utter disgust that I write this about the newly seated poseur in chief occupying the White House in what I supposed to be the leader of the free worlds seat. Barack Obama has shown his weakness and allegiance to tin horn dictators and oppressive leaders everywhere, even worse that that we saw in the late 1970’s under Jimmy Carter, unarguably the worst president ever in the history of the United States of America, until now. In what a blind person could see was a rigged election, Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was retained in power over that theologically...
  • Iraq was a just war

    06/19/2009 10:52:10 PM PDT · by DakotaRed · 7 replies · 539+ views
    The Australian ^ | June 02, 2009 | Omar Fadhil Al-Nidawi
    THE war in Iraq is officially moving to an end. Six years after Saddam Hussein's regime was toppled, several coalition members have ended their missions in Iraq - including Australia, which pulled out its troops 12 months ago - and the US is preparing to wrap up its military involvement in the country. If we examine the question from an American, British or Australian perspective, then it would be difficult to present an answer that could convince all critics. For the coalition members this was a war of opportunity, not a war of necessity. Going to war or not was...
  • National Pink Slip Day, November 2, 2010

    06/04/2009 7:03:08 PM PDT · by DakotaRed · 2 replies · 237+ views
    Right In A Left World ^ | June 3, 2009 | Lew Waters
    My friend and fellow conservative blogger at Liberty Pole Post has come up with and launched what I think is a brilliant campaign, National Pink Slip Day, November 2, 2010, the day we take America back from the Dictatorial Socialist Democrats who currently have a strangle hold on our nation. Our country is facing a grave and dire future as we begin a slide into insignificance and poverty for all. The country needs wrested from the hands of this dictatorial group that has seized control of us and their rush to socialism, dismantling our constitution, nationalizing major companies and banks...
  • Media still lying about the Swift Boat Veterans

    05/25/2009 12:23:40 PM PDT · by DakotaRed · 6 replies · 807+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 25, 2009 | Scott Swett
    Five years ago, a group of Vietnam veterans came forward at the National Press Club in Washington to dispute the "war hero" stories that formed the basis of candidate John Kerry's presidential campaign, and to challenge the claims of rampant US war crimes Kerry had used to launch his political career 33 years earlier -- false accusations, they said, that helped to poison the reputations of a generation of American troops. The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth included Kerry's entire former chain of command from Vietnam and dozens of eyewitnesses to his actions there. Kerry, the veterans said, was not...
  • Some Gave All

    05/24/2009 8:10:08 AM PDT · by DakotaRed · 5 replies · 421+ views
    Right In A Left World ^ | May 24, 2009 | Lew Waters
    As another Memorial Day weekend descends upon us, we are reminded of why we hold the day. As we hold barbecues and travel to other places for the first long weekend of the summer, tributes and memorials will be held all over America to honor those who never came home from all of the wars we have fought in. We are reminded of such heroes as Audie Murphy, Alvin York, Charles Lindberg, Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Ira Hayes, George S. Patton and many more. Politicians invoking memories of battles from long ago give their speeches. Flags are lowered to half-mast...
  • Obama Flip-Flops (On "Torture" Photos)

    05/14/2009 8:09:22 AM PDT · by DakotaRed · 17 replies · 1,659+ views
    The Columbian ^ | May 14, 2001 | Editorial Staff
    In our view May 14: Obama Flip-Flops By trying to hide truth about prisoner abuse, president abuses public's right to know Thursday, May 14 | 1:00 a.m. Much of President Barack Obama's success in last year's election was based on his promise to foster open government, transparency and accountability. Now he has reversed that course as he tries to block the release of hundreds of photos showing prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan being abused. How many more times will Obama reverse or abandon positions that he articulated in his campaign for the presidency? His reasons for changing his mind in...
  • Saving The Economy: Petroleum or Pot?

    05/10/2009 11:09:06 PM PDT · by DakotaRed · 7 replies · 469+ views
    Right In A Left World ^ | May 10, 2009 | Lew Waters
    It was with more than a just a little amusement that I read the recent article, “A budget cure: Marijuana taxes?” which makes the claim, “In this desperate economy, some argue that legalizing and taxing marijuana could plug multibillion-dollar holes in federal and state coffers.” Potheads have for decades been using every angle they can to gain legalization for their habit, but this is a new one, to me. According to California “medicinal marijuana” retailer, Daniel Stein, “Cannabis is good for the economy. It’s been here the whole time, but it’s had a bad rap the entire time.” There are...
  • Political Terrorist Attack On America

    05/08/2009 10:55:12 PM PDT · by DakotaRed · 5 replies · 467+ views
    Right In A Left World ^ | May 7, 2008 | Lew Waters
    For nearly three decades, America and America’s interests abroad have been under attack from radical elements of extremist Islam, culminating in the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001 and 3,000 innocent people being murdered. Each successive attack often came without warning; catching the victims off guard and causing much damage and lives, in spite of our best efforts at gathering intelligence on this band of radicals. For an even longer time, America has been under assault by another group of radicals who desire to eliminate our freedoms and liberties and replace them with government control and restrictions. Life, Liberty and...
  • Kerry Fawns Over Specter Defection, Bashed Lieberman

    04/29/2009 12:14:04 AM PDT · by DakotaRed · 4 replies · 564+ views
    Right In A Left World ^ | April 29, 2009 | Lew Waters
    As can be expected, John ‘F’in Kerry (who I’ve heard served in Viet Nam) is still trying to appear presidential and act as if the world revolves around his treasonous butt. It took but a few short hours for the Senator to issue a welcome statement to former RINO, Arlen Specter as he returned home to the Democrat Party, where he has belonged for some time now. Kerry’s statement said, “This is a big moment. When Jim Jeffords left the Republican Party, he was the canary in the coal mine warning of Bush era ideological excess, and Senator Specter’s decision...
  • Silence of 4 Terror Probe Suspects Poses Dilemma, 2001 WaPo Article

    04/24/2009 11:25:39 AM PDT · by DakotaRed · 4 replies · 316+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 21, 2001 | Walter Pincus
    FBI and Justice Department investigators are increasingly frustrated by the silence of jailed suspected associates of Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network, and some are beginning to that say that traditional civil liberties may have to be cast aside if they are to extract information about the Sept. 11 attacks and terrorist plans. More than 150 people rounded up by law enforcement officials in the aftermath of the attacks remain in custody, but attention has focused on four suspects held in New York who the FBI believes are withholding valuable information. FBI agents have offered the suspects the prospect of...
  • House OKs 90 Percent Tax on Bonuses

    03/19/2009 12:05:53 PM PDT · by DakotaRed · 100 replies · 3,175+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 19, 2009 | Fox News
    Breaking news alert from Fox News, the House has approved the 90% tax on bonuses given out by firms that accepted bailout funds.
  • Violent sex offender escapes Portland treatment center

    03/13/2009 11:13:18 AM PDT · by DakotaRed · 30 replies · 6,351+ views
    KGW 8 News ^ | March 13, 2009 | KGW Staff
    PORTLAND -- A dangerous and violent sex offender escaped a Portland treatment center Thursday, police warn. William Surrat as shown in a police mug shot. William Dale Surrat, 40, has a long history of sexually abusing young girls and fantasizing about mutiliating others.
  • Washington State Democrats Block Stronger Sex Offender Laws

    03/06/2009 6:06:59 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 5 replies · 271+ views
    Clark County Conservative ^ | March 6, 2009 | Lew Waters
    Shortly after the murder of 13 year-old Alicia Nipp in Hazel Dell, Washington State Republican Senator Don Benton tried once again to get stronger sentencing for sex predators in Washington State. Benton said, “Clark County is up in arms about this. All of us representing Clark County are receiving e-mails asking what can be done. It is just horrific.” “Ladies and gentlemen I ask you to join me today to send a strong message to these heinous criminals, these horrific predators that prey on our children and our communities that Washington state will not be a haven for this kind...
  • Thou Shalt Not Dissent

    03/06/2009 12:16:05 AM PST · by DakotaRed · 10 replies · 448+ views
    Right In A Left World ^ | March 6, 2009 | Lew Waters
    It seems the thin-skinned messiah occupying the Oval Office doesn’t like it much when his word is not instantly accepted as gospel. In spite of having his surrogates attack opponents unmercifully during his quest for the supreme power, words spoken against him bring throngs of thugs to do the dirty work he tries to distance himself from. We saw a taste of this during the campaign when “Joe the Plumber” asked the anointed one about his small business tax plans. The attack machine went into high gear digging for dirt on Samuel Wurzelbacher in confidential records databases. Of course, the...
  • Alycia Nipp Did Not Have To Die

    02/24/2009 10:15:03 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 19 replies · 1,057+ views
    Clark County Conservative ^ | February 24, 2009 | Lew Waters
    Clark County, especially the Hazel Dell neighborhood I reside in, was shocked to wake up Sunday morning, February 22 and hear of the brutal murder of 13 year-old Alycia Nipp, allegedly at the hands of convicted level III sex offender Darrin Eugene Sanford, who has since confessed to the brutal murder, the GPS tracking device on his ankle placing him the vicinity of the crime at the time of the crime. I do not know either family personally, but live nearby and drive by the home where young Alycia lives and the field her murdered body was discovered in almost...
  • The Monkey That Became President

    02/20/2009 1:45:09 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 7 replies · 995+ views
    Right In A Left World ^ | February 20, 2009 | Lew Waters
    As many know I was absent from the United States for a period of 5 years while I was stationed overseas in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1974. Upon my return in March 1974, I was amazed at how the country had changed and the attitude shown against then President, Richard M. Nixon. Assigned to Ft. Bragg in North Carolina, country music was gaining in popularity at the time and political discourse was making it way into that music venue, as it had earlier in rock music. One popular song that was still on the radio was Tom T....
  • Dealing With RINO’s

    02/13/2009 11:13:20 AM PST · by DakotaRed · 12 replies · 557+ views
    Right In A Left World ^ | February 13, 2009 | Lew Waters
    As we face the enslavement of future generations under the ill-conceived Obama Stimulus Plan, some 8 inches thick and well over one thousand pages not made public nor made available for review prior to voting it in, I call on all Republicans, conservatives and honest hearted Americans, especially those in elected office and at party leadership, to ostracize, turn your backs on and expel any Republican voting for this neo-com Porkulus plan. Michael Steele, you of all people, sitting at the head of our party, must publicly condemn Arlen Specter, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins for supporting this bill and...
  • Senator Murray Joins Democrats In ‘Sticking It To The Poor’

    02/05/2009 6:05:36 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 5 replies · 481+ views
    Clark County Conservative ^ | February 5, 2009 | Lew Waters
    Washington States own Senior Senator, Patty Murray, tennis shoed lovable little mouse that she is, has joyfully announced how she and other Democrats have locked arms and decided to “stick it to the poor” people they claim to care about and want to help. Of course that isn’t exactly what she says, but that is the obvious outcome of their strong support and passing of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, CHIP. After all the bleeding heart fearmongering of children receiving no health care today and all the millions of dollars that will come to Washington State, Murray unwittingly reveals how...
  • Assisted Suicide? Or Encouraged Suicide? It Still Should Be Opposed.

    01/04/2009 12:11:42 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 7 replies · 304+ views
    Clark County Conservative ^ | January 4, 2008 | Lew Waters
    As we all know, this past Novembers election saw Washington States voters duped into passing the so called “Death With Dignity” initiative, making us the second state to allow “doctor assisted suicide.” The measure passed due to a massive campaign from out of state sources that see the death of others as “humane.” Or, as many refer to it, the “Culture of Death,” that group that sees suicide and abortion as peaceful and humane, but are virulently opposed to the execution of mass murderers. Fortunately for Washington’s citizens, the Washington State Medical Association reminds us that just because a patient...
  • Portland’s Professional Protesters Still Seek Sanctuary For AWOL’s & Deserters

    12/03/2008 11:11:05 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 6 replies · 1,136+ views
    Right In A Left World ^ | December 3, 2008 | Lew Waters
    Still seeking to out lib the liberal Mecca’s of San Francisco and Seattle, Portland, Oregon is home to a class of professional protesters who live only to protest. Nothing energizes these moonbats more than the United States defending itself or fighting those who seek our total destruction. It should come as no surprise that once again, the malcontents that have infested Portland are seeking to make Portland a Sanctuary City where those who desert the obligation they volunteered for in our Military can come to when they need a safe place to live. The anti-war ilk in Portland desire the...
  • Oil Prices Are Down, Gas At The Pump Is Down, What Now America?

    11/19/2008 4:10:13 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 14 replies · 529+ views
    Right In A Left World ^ | November 19, 2008 | Lew Waters
    It seems we have dodged another bullet in our cost of energy as oil prices have plummeted and gas is preparing to drop below $2.00 a gallon, down from inching just over $4.00 a gallon earlier this summer during the campaign. Such high costs put a crimp in our living standards and hurt everybody as we stopped driving as much, stopped buying new cars and had to pay increased prices for nearly everything that had to be shipped over the road by truck. We cried out about it and the candidates responded with promises of increased energy efficiency requirements to...
  • Washington State Hispanic Group Dupes Washingtonians on I-409

    11/16/2008 11:23:14 AM PST · by DakotaRed · 15 replies · 669+ views
    Clark County Conservative ^ | November 16, 2008 | Lew Waters
    Washington State has not escaped the detriments of the onslaught of ILLEGAL immigration. Citizens of Washington State fed up with the lack of respect for our laws, increased unemployment due to ILLEGALS working ‘under the radar’ at lower wages, subjugating them to a secondary slave class status, taxing our overburdened social benefits programs and lowering our living standards have began a legal initiative petition to curtail ILLEGAL Immigration and demand Respect For The Law. Initiative 409 is a Citizen Driven Initiative that will “require state and local agencies to cooperate in enforcing federal immigration laws and would require verifying immigration...
  • American Superpower Era Over, Russian Analyst Says

    11/09/2008 10:37:50 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 24 replies · 328+ views
    Right In A Left World ^ | November 9, 2008 | Lew Waters
    Sure to please the America hating left that elected a Marxist as our new president, a Senior Russian Political Analyst now says “Obama's victory in the presidential election marks an end to the superpower era for the United States.” Sergei Rogov, director of the U.S. and Canada Institute says, “The U.S. presidential election has great significance. I would qualify its results as the end of an era ...of several decades when the U.S. became a superpower and attempted to emerge as the only superpower in a unipolar world after the end of the Cold War.” Does Rogov recognize that sole...