Friday, December 19, 2014

Yes, Brandon Vick WAS lying about his committee assignments: kicked off Appropriations and reduced to TWO!

One of the many reasons I cannot ever support Brandon Vick is that he's a liar.

Part of his big campaign shtick was that he was actually serving on 6 committees: that was a lie, since the committees were only during the interim and only done for eye wash to help make up for an abysmal tenure where he did absolutely nothing.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Vick continues to lie about his committee assignments.

For most of his tenure, Brandon Vick hasn't done spit. 

Nothing.  LESS than nothing, because he's been getting paid for it.

He blew off his entire first year, attempting to change precisely dick, satisfied with every law, every rule, every regulation to the point where he didn't even bother to introduce any legislation for a year.

He has, legislatively, accomplished precisely nothing.  A rock could and would have the same list of accomplishments.

And, he continues to lie about "committee assignments."

The rag went along with the lie, of course, knowing it wasn't true.  But here's the fact of the matter, based not only on my SIX years of experience on legislative staff, but also on what insiders I know up there have kept me informed about.

Vick has 6 assignments to committees only because he begged leadership to temporarily let him have vacancies when they came up... purely and entirely as a political ploy to drown out those of us attempting to hold this clown accountable for wasting our time and effort during his abortive tenure in the House.

There's a reason he keeps lying about the committees, and I KNOW he's lying because it is functionally impossible to be on 6 committees when it matters: during session.

When session actually starts, it won't take him long at all to go back to the normal three... if any of the committees will have him.

Meanwhile, he lies about leadership (He has none and is, in fact, a wallflower back bencher) getting called into negotiations (Only to take coffee orders, because no one else cares what he's got to say) and then the stupidity of this committee garbage.

Relying on a democratian endorsement certainly should be all the indication you need that, as a Republican, Vick is worthless.

The only problem is that Mussolini Mikey Briggs is even worse.

Still, Vick needs to actually get off his ass and worry more about serving us then he does the free lunches he's loved so much as an office perk.

Vick, unfortunately, will win because the GOP could run a brick in the 18th and win.

He's living proof of that.
Well, as expected, his interim committee assignments were pure bullshit, eyewash to get the ignorant such as the democratian and others who have no idea how it works to be impressed by a clown who wasted his entire first year "representing" us in the 18th District... if you can call it that.

While the other representatives are sending out word on their committee assignments, Vick seems strangely quiet about his.

Well, duh.

Here are ALL of the House Committee assignments for the upcoming session.  Vick's name is highlighted.  Let's count the number of committees he's actually going to be on, shall we?
Dec. 18, 2014
CONTACT: Sarah Stewart, Public Information Officer, (360) 786-7720
Rep. Dan Kristiansen - (360) 786-7967
House Republicans name members, ranking members to House committees for 2015

Rep. Dan Kristiansen, R-39
House Republican Leader Rep. Dan Kristiansen
House Republican Leader Rep. Dan Kristiansen, R-Snohomish, named members of House committees from the House Republican Caucus today. He also appointed ranking members of the committees to take the lead for the caucus on various issues before the Legislature. The committee appointments are as follows:
Agriculture & Natural Resources  Buys (Ranking), Dent (Assistant Ranking), Chandler, Kretz, Orcutt, Schmick
Appropriations  Chandler (Ranking), Wilcox (Assistant Ranking), Parker (Assistant Ranking), Buys, Condotta, Dent, Fagan, Haler, Hunt, MacEwen, Magendanz, Schmick, Stokesbary, Taylor, Van Werven
Business & Financial Services Vick (Ranking), Parker (Assistant Ranking), Hunt, Kochmar, McCabe
Capital Budget  DeBolt (Ranking), Smith (Assistant Ranking), Kochmar, Walsh
Commerce & Gaming  Condotta (Ranking), Holy (Assistant Ranking), Scott, Vick
Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs  Johnson (Ranking), Zeiger (Assistant Ranking), Hawkins
Early Learning & Human Services  Walsh (Ranking), Scott (Assistant Ranking), Dent, Hawkins, McCaslin
Education  Magendanz (Ranking), Muri (Assistant Ranking), Stambaugh (Assistant Ranking), Caldier, Fagan, Griffey, Hargrove, Hayes, Klippert, McCaslin
Environment  Shea (Ranking), Short (Assistant Ranking), Harris, Pike, Taylor
Finance  Nealey (Ranking), Orcutt (Assistant Ranking), Condotta, Manweller, Stokesbary, Wilcox
General Government & Information Technology  MacEwen (Ranking), Caldier (Assistant Ranking), McCabe
Health Care & Wellness  Schmick (Ranking), Harris (Assistant Ranking), Caldier, DeBolt, Johnson, Rodne, Short
Higher Education  Zeiger (Ranking), Haler (Assistant Ranking), Hargrove, Holy, Stambaugh, Van Werven
Judiciary  Rodne (Ranking), Shea (Assistant Ranking), Haler, Klippert, Muri, Stokesbary
Labor Manweller (Ranking), Hunt (Assistant Ranking), McCabe
Local Government Taylor (Ranking), Griffey (Assistant Ranking), McCaslin, Pike
Public Safety  Klippert (Ranking), Hayes (Assistant Ranking), Griffey, Wilson
State Government  Holy (Ranking), Van Werven (Assistant Ranking), Hawkins
Technology & Economic Development  Smith (Ranking), DeBolt (Assistant Ranking), Harmsworth, Magendanz, Nealey, Young
Transportation  Orcutt (Ranking), Hargrove (Assistant Ranking), Harmsworth, Hayes, Kochmar, Pike, Rodne, Shea, Wilson, Young, Zeiger
Rules  Kristiansen (Ranking), Kretz (Assistant Ranking), Haler, Harmsworth, Harris, Short, Stambaugh, Wilcox, Young, Zeiger
The 2015 legislative session is scheduled to begin Jan. 12 and last 105 days.
To learn more about the House Republican caucus, visit:
Washington State House Republican Communications
461 John L. O'Brien Building
P.O. Box 40600
You all remember Lumpy's campaign, don't you?  The SIX committee lie?


  • Business and Financial Services (Assistant Ranking Republican)
  • Appropriations
  • Appropriations Subcommittee on Education
  • Finance
  • Government Accountability & Oversight
  • Technology and Economic Development

  • And the slobbering endorsement of the morons at the Lazy C that included these lies:
    During his first two years in the Legislature, Vick demonstrated the capacity for hard work. He served on six committees — including appropriations, finance and government accountability — and boasts that he never missed a vote. On the other hand, it did take Vick awhile to find his footing. He was the primary sponsor for no bills during the 2013 Legislative session, telling The Columbian at the time, "You can write a bill for whatever you want; whether you should write a bill is the question." He added at the time that he was working on some legislation, but that it wasn't ready for "prime time."
    First, he did not at any time during any session serve on 6 committees... that fallacious claim was made and written to counter the truth of the disaster of his tenure: that he accomplished absolutely nothing during the time he's been elected.  It's easy to "boast" you "didn't miss a vote" when you didn't have any votes to take.

    Second, he's even managed to get kicked off Appropriations and is such a weakling that he has only been allowed on two.... TWO committees, neither one of any major stature.

    Third, he mailed it in during his first year out of sheer, unadulterated, laziness.

    As I pointed out from the beginning: Brandon Vick is a liar and he is unfit to serve,  He manipulated everyone to believe that he does all this work when, in fact, it's a sham and an act.

    As I knew it was from the beginning.

    And he should resign because of it.

    Democratian hits full lying scum mode: calls I-5 Bridge "death trap."

    We already know that when it comes to their agenda, Lefty Lou and his band of lying scum will pull out all the stops to get everyone to believe their lies.

    Lefty's I-5 Bridge fetish remains unassailed by the countywide rejection by the voters who live here. Like any leftist, he could care less what the facts are or what the people say.

    A clown from Bloomberg News (Grabbing your guns is not all that scumbag is willing to lie about) released a Columbian-like turd of a story that lies, misleads, exaggerates and omits the salient facts that have resulted in the rejection of Lefty's Idiocy, the CRC/Loot Rail Scam.

    While the blithering idiot wrote this garbage would like the bridge to have been the nexus between Sens. Rivers and Benton's feud, the bridge had nothing to do with it.  That this scumbag relies on it isn't because it's true, but because it fits his fringe-left asswipe meme.

    No where in the story does that democratian-like liar mention the Oregon State Supreme Court decision that determined the entire basis for the CRC Scam was to infect Clark County with Portland's hideously expensive loot rail.

    Calling a lying scumbag like "The Liar" Leavitt an "independent" is like calling Vlad Lenin a Christian Scientist.

    Why would this scummy little worm have to ask "why are they fighting it?"

    Clearly, first, the "why" we are fighting it is utterly irrelevant.  THAT we are fighting it should be that scumbag's only concern.  He works for the people and not the other way around.

    No where in the story does he mention that there was zero effort by his fellow fringe-left nutters to compromise, or that the governor's of both Oregon and Washington told us that there would be no bridge without loot rail on it.

    The claim that "...they also traditionally oppose light rail, which was yoked to the project because most of Obama's promised subsidy came from public-transit funds," is also an out right lie, given that Bus Rapid Transit would also have met the requirements needed for "public transit funds."

    This is the variety of criminally incompetent "journalism" that the democratian so favors.

    Now the democratian is again falsely trying to portray this waste of $200 million as a "safety" issue when clearly, the governors of both Oregon and Washington were absolutely unconcerned about "safety," because if safety was their concern, they wouldn't have thrown that overboard in favor of light rail.

    The unnamed scumbag who wrote the headline deserves a punch in the mouth for this lie:

    Bridge of 1917 remains deathtrap as infrastructure crumbles

    And Lefty Lou deserves one for printing it.

    Of the many embarrassments to the science of journalism that Lefty Lou's despicable tenure represents, this pile of tripe is at the very top of the list.

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    An apology:

    The impossible dream: right-to-work legislation next session.

    So, a "columnist" for the democratian seemed to put a whine-fest out there over the GOP controlled state senate.

    He works for a leftist rag and snivels over the GOP Senate.

    Go figure.

    One of the mains focuses for his sniveling?

    Sen. Mike Baumgartner's right to work legislation.

    Baumgartner dropped the bill (introduced the bill.  "Dropped," in this instance, is counter-intuitive.) last year, and as the newly minted chair of Commerce and Labor, is likely to drop it again this year, since he can now insure that it gets a hearing.

    This is how the sniveling whiner wrote about it:
    When top posts are awarded on those committees, it is somewhere written that the leader must issue a news release explaining how pleased and honored he or she is to be leading a committee so vital in the grand scheme of protecting the interests of the good people back home. This is necessary even if that person served a top spot on another committee last session, and explained to the good people how important that previous committee was in the grand scheme of protecting their interests.
    Such moves are often necessary to rise in the food chain. So Spokane Sen. Mike Baumgartner left the Ways and Means Committee, where he had been vice chairman, to become chairman of the Commerce and Labor Committee. This caused some grumbling from the constituency in the second half of the committee's title, which pointed out that Baumgartner sponsored the legislation labor hated most last session, a "right-to-work" bill that essentially would have made union membership voluntary.
    But elections have consequences. If more unions and other Democratic allies had persuaded more voters to mail in their ballots in a few close Senate races, Democrats would have passed out chairmanships last week.
    It's not altogether unusual that a fringe-leftist working for our local Pravda Izvestia would infer that "Labor" is ONLY limited to the few, shrinking unions unfortunately still infesting our work force.

    Yes, elections DO have consequences.  At the national level, we've been suffering through them for years, now.

    Meanwhile, passage of Baumgartner's bill out of his committee is probable.  Passage beyond that?

    Not so much.

    Even though formerly deep, dark blue states... Wisconsin and Michigan...  have flourished after throwing off the yoke of union oppression, even after being shown that wasting a half-million in union dues to keep an incumbent sitting in office (Stonier) will fail... the union grip around the democrat's throats and our wallets remain tight, there's no way the neo-communists (Think union lackeys like Jim "Molehill" Moeller) in the House would allow this to see the light of day.

    "Right-to-Work" is inevitable.  As unions lose their grip on our governments and our wallets, more and more efforts will be made to put unions into the dustbin of history... were they so rightly belong.

    It's time for a new branch of the military: US Cyber Forces

    The time is 1947.  Faced with the obvious, the Air Force is separated out of the US Army and formed into it's own branch of Air Power.

    The time is 2014.  Faced with the obvious, the US Cyber Forces are separated out of all of the other branches and formed into it's own branch of computer combat power.

    Right now, we are under attack.  Literally millions of times a day, the US internet system is attacked time and time again.

    It is long since time for that to end.

    A specialist military branch, organized and trained, made up of the brightest computer minds this country has to offer, built on the model of instantaneous and overwhelming retaliation against any attacker and any attacker's home country that does not assist us in defending us from these attacks.

    With this difference: physical issues would no longer disqualify someone from participating in this branch.

    Some of our best and brightest minds are those with disabilities.  A paraplegic genius could serve his or her country at an extremely high level.

    Announcement and formation of such a branch is, in some form or another, inevitable.  After the Sony/"The Interview" debacle, the need for such an action is immediate.

    The longer we as a nation wait, the more damage is going to be caused.  There are, of course, many details that would need to be worked out.

    But a specialist, non-combat cyber warfare branch isn't a "nice to have."

    It is, in fact, a MUST have.

    And soon.

    Because all that's happened now is that in North Korea, the people that did this to us are heroes, and the cowards who've curled up and caved have set the tone for years to come.

    Rest assured, this is just the start, unless we as a nation make the costs so expensive that they wouldn't dare try it again.

    Building a military branch with fully offensive computer capabilities for instantaneous response is the way to do that.

    Legislative reaction to Inslee's gas tax increase scam.

    The Governor of Parkinsons has, it appears, allowed the Obama virus to infect what's left of his brain.

    Inslee has no right to implement a $1.17 per gallon tax increase without legislative concurrence.

    He knows that.  Everyone in Olympia knows that.

    It much like Obama has no right to violate/ignore immigration law in his bizarre dictate that we are no longer to have borders and we are to assume the care and feeding of 12 million or so people who have decided, in part because of that simple-minded moron in the White House, that our laws can be used for their double-ply toilet paper.

    To that end, I believe that the GOP-controlled Senate needs to do two things:

    First, get their law suit/restraining order ready to go except for the fill in the blanks part.

    The moment that Governor Moron tries this economy-wrecking stupidity, the GOP Senate should pull the trigger on their suit to put a stop to it.

    Second, they should retaliate.

    If this simple idiot adds $1.17 per gallon in taxes, then it's incumbent upon the senate to insist on a $1.17 reduction in revenue to the same amount... say... from the state payroll.

    Clearly, Inslee has no problem inflicting pain on us; the GOP Senate should, correspondingly, inflict the same amount of pain on those who support this putz.

    If he wants to steal $1.17 from our right hand, we can steal $1.17 back from his left.

    The state can make sure there's zero funding left to fix the Big Dig in Seattle.  They can cut teacher pay and benefits.  They can get rid of the unions (Like Wisconsin and Michigan)  They can cut cigarette and liquor taxes while jacking up pot taxes even further.  There's all KINDS of things they can do to address this.

    Simple, really.

    Well Sen. Mark Schoesler have the testicular fortitude to do what should be done... what MUST be done?

    Because, like our up-to-this-point-worthless-House-GOP-in-DC, the alternative is to cave and prove to be utterly and completely worthless.

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    Good question: why does the left and the democratian only care about "the will of the people" when it suits them?

    Odd, that.

    "The will of the people" has been bandied about quite a bit as the excuse the scum in C3G2 and running the democratian use as their excuse for opposing the department ordinance of Commissioner Mielke.

    Yet, in so many other places and situations, the "will of the people" doesn't mean a damned thing to these slimy worms.

    What about "the will of the people" about the Pollard Hilton?

    What about "the will of the people" over the ball park scam?

    What about "the will of the people" on the BRT rip off?

    What about "the will of the people" on the CRC/Loot Rail scam?

    What about "the will of the people" on any of the advisory votes?

    Well, we all remember what the scum at the democratian wrote when they knew the outcome was going to go against them:
    There is, as spelled out by the Founding Fathers more than 200 years ago, a difference between direct democracy and representative democracy. Rather than establish a direct democracy — one in which the citizenry votes on governmental decisions both enormous and miniscule — this nation's founders had the foresight to create a representative democracy in which elected representatives vote on behalf of the people.
    The purpose of bringing this up is not to spark a constitutional debate, but rather to discuss the merits of advisory measures that will appear before Clark County voters when ballots for the general election are mailed out Oct. 16. Of the six advisory measures — again, they are nonbinding — five of them deal in some fashion with mass transit. Important topics, sure, yet the measures are confusing and will settle nothing in the ongoing debate. We urge a "no" vote on Advisory Votes Nos. 1-5.
    Yes, ladies and gentlemen, they are all ABOUT "the will of the people" when it suits them.  Otherwise?

    Not so much.

    As fellow blogger Lew Waters so eloquently asks:

    "...think that will get Lefty Lou to hold up his ridiculous cup at C-Tran meetings?"


    Lefty Lou is the penultimate asshole.  Like the rest of the C3G2 haters, he could care less what the people want if it conflicts with his agenda.

    Rank hypocrisy is his middle name: he's more like a fishwrapper version of Hugo Chavez than he is someone who actually gives a damn about the "will of the people."

    Except, of course, when it suits that scumbag and his fellow C3G2 fringe-leftist whack jobs.

    Battle Ground Chamber blows it: hiring the cancer of Paul Montague.

    I'm not a member.  And I've been hearing about this rumor for a few weeks now but couldn't confirm it: for whatever the reason, the Battle Ground Chamber has made the ultimate error and hired Paul Montague... to do... something.

    Montague, best known for being a major reason the CRC Scam failed so abysmally in the legislature and among the public with his set of lies concerning the reasons for building the hated and massive rip off, was fired from his last "job" as the guy running the show at Identity Vancouver during their failed, abysmal effort to muscle... by any means available... the local legislative contingent into caving on the CRC/Loot Rail scam.

    All that Montague accomplished was the alienation of all local GOP legislators and the outcome of, along with Kelly Love Parker, turning the local Chamber presence into the SW Washington joke in the Clark caucus in Olympia.

    I've been hearing from people who have told me that as long as he's on board, they'll have nothing to do with the Battle Ground Chamber: that his boorish behavior and arrogant demeanor stands as reason to stay as far away from the Battle Ground Chamber as possible.

    "Consulting executive director" indeed.  Montague's hate PAC, set up to attack candidates and incumbents who opposed his hated CRC Scam, was an abysmal failure that nonetheless stands as a continuing reminder to local legislators of his hatred and lies.

    You would have thought those running the Chamber would have known better.  And this decision is likely going to cost them.

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    Fringe-left, C3G2 haters heads exploding around the county?

    So, this afternoon, both Commissioners Madore and Stewart voted down the Mielke proposal to put the various county departments into ordinance.

    I must admit I was ambivalent about it.  The politics of it all were retched, amateurism stuff.  On one hand, Commissioner Stewart had a point: there was a vote, the people have spoken.  Commissioner Madore's position concerning the will of the people may have had a bit more impact had he done that will countywide on the fireworks advisory vote instead of what ultimately happened.

    In the end, I could have went either way, but I likely would have leaned towards the ordinance.

    No, I'm no big fan of Benton:  that he held the job should have had nothing to do with it, but hey, we all know the lie that was the Charter campaign and this effort to get rid of his job was no more about Benton then the charter was about Madore.

    Hey.... wait a minute... the whole thing was about Madore.  I kept forgetting, given how long the C3G2 Scum and their fellow lackeys lied about it.

    That said, I would have leaned towards the Mielke proposal for one reason and one reason only: these same C3G2-type scum who told us that if we didn't like the Charter we could always change it should have had the opportunity to go through that process themselves.

    After all, they only would have had to collect 50,000 signatures or so to put the Benton job execution project on the ballot, and I think forcing the scum who rammed this down our throats to use the same process they foisted off on the people of this county to do the very thing they so cavalierly tell us we could do:  change the charter.... and get rid of the ordinance they so hated would be just the thing.

    They would fail, of course: changing the charter is effectively impossible... just the way they wanted it.  But how nice it would have been for them to live with what they've done to us.

    Meanwhile, the hated Madore and Stewart did exactly what the C3G2 scum wanted them to do... and now all that rank, stinking hatred of the C3G2 hate group is forgotten in the after-glow of what they no doubt believe is THEIR successful effort to "get" Benton.

    At least for today.

    And that scumbag running the local Pravda?

    He actually thinks he had something to do with it.

    God.  What a fricking moron.

    One editor, one cup.

    A screen capture of someone... Lefty Lou Brancaccio?  Looking like a dumb ass at the county commissioner meeting today.

    Holding that cup?  If I was there, I'd throw it a quarter into it.

    He should ram it where the sun don't shine.

    And, of course, 3 hours later he looks like an even bigger idiot sitting there cooling his heels, forced to wait... and wait... and wait.

    For nothing.

    Legislator meals and $120 daily allowances.

    I may be one of the very few in Clark County who brings the perspective I have to the table:  I was Marc Boldt's legislative assistant and unlike most, I worked and lived in District during the interim.

    I took the job in 1995 for around $2100 per month if memory serves.  From that pay for that way-over full time job, I in fact did have to pay rent both in Vancouver and Olympia at the same time and $400 a month in child support.  Unlike any other state employee similarly situated, I never received a dime in any allowance until a $20 per day allowance during part of the last session I worked there (2000).

    Legislators received something on the order of $78 a day then if memory serves because apparently, legislators had to eat and staff didn't.  For the most part, legislators didn't care and made no effort, including Marc Boldt, BTW; to do a better job of helping staff deal with the exact same issues that they had to deal with.

    Yes, I resented that.  No, there was no justification for legislators getting more money during session for living in Olympia than staff.  None.  And now, as I understand it, legislators get 3 times as much as staff for these allowances ($40 for in-district staff in Olympia during session.)

    That said, like these legislators, I knew going in what the job paid.  I knew going in it was going to be a horrific struggle to pay rent for two places, (Around $700 total) and $400 child support, food, gas, insurance, cell phone, clothes, and miscellaneous.  

    I have, as a result, no more sympathy for legislators complaining about this sort of thing than legislators have for staff who face the exact same issues and must make do on a great deal less: roughly $2400 per month less now... just to live.

    So, mark me down as one of those who really don't give a damn if legislators get this cash or not. Lumpy's whining earlier this year on this stuff was sickening:
    One, Rep. Brandon Vick, R-Felida in Clark County, actually argued that doing away with free food could have a chilling effect on constituent outreach. 
    “I mean, do you meet with Constituent X if you know you’re going to have to pay?” he asked during a hearing. “Do you go out there on your own dime, and have the meeting anyway and leave frustrated?”
    I just saw Brandon doing stand-up comedy at a town hall meeting:  he doesn't appear to have missed any meals lately.

    Cut off the allowances and free stuff altogether.  None of these people would quit the hob.

    For a comparison of Washington with other states, check this page here:

    Many of them do a much better job of representing their districts than cardboard cutouts like Vick... and many of them do that job on a great deal less in pay and allowances than the $54,000 per year total for this job that those complaining around here actually get.

    Lobbyist meals get them access that we don't get.  They are up there during session while we are down here.

    My heart bleeds for those whining about the pay: don't like it?


    It's what I tell prima donna teachers... it's what I tell legislators.

    Monday, December 15, 2014

    Lefty Lou clearly overdoses on his hypocrisy meds.

    To be a leftist is, of course, to be a self-delusional idiot.  To be a leftist driven by hatred?  That's Lefty Lou.

    The pentultimate hypocrite of Clark County, this lying little turd actually posted this recently, and Lew Waters grabbed it:

    Many of us sickened by Lefty's lies and hypocrisy find ourselves banned from the daily democrat.

    "Speak up" means something entirely different to him than it does to most people.  And the stench of his hypocrisy reeks.

    This is yet another example of the lie that is Lefty Lou and the democratian.