Monday, October 05, 2015

PDC complaint I just filed against Sen. Rivers.

Speaks for itself:

Alleged violations:
Sen. Rivers has been showing approximately $200,000 (more or less) in her account for several months.  A review of her account shows that her amount of money (showing) increased during the legislative session of 2014.  Her C4 dated 02-05--14 shows that her amount of money on hand was a cash total of $7050. 
On Feb 10, 2015, multiple forms, both C3 and C4 were filed, approximately 30 forms total. 
The last C4 filed that day indicated indicated that somehow, in the time period showing $7050 and the first C4 filed Feb 10, 2015, her cash total increased approximately $175,000. 
That money could not have come from her surplus account, which has not exceeded $30,000, and if every one of her donors had provided even $1000 each, she would still have far less than $100,000.
The evidence is available for review on the PDC itself: merely reviewing the paper documents themselves, particularly from the time frame of 1 Jan 14 to March of 2015.
This account is a mess.  Sen. Rivers shows by far the most money collected for the 2016 legislative cycle, showing around $206,000 while the next closest legislator is at $133,169 (Rep. Macewen) 
Rivers' number according to a local accountant, is not even close to what she actually has received. 
I previously called the PDC and talked to a female investigator who gave her account a cursory look at the paperwork and was the one who pointed out to me that whatever the problem was, it apparently started on Feb 10 of this year.  I also told her I wasn't interested in filing a formal complaint as long as the situation was addressed. 
Several weeks later, there has been no noticeable change in Rivers' account.
I'll keep you all posted as to what I find out.

Filing my PDC complaint against Carolyn Crain and Marc Boldt.

(FULL DISCLOSURE: I freely admit that I am totally opposed to Marc Boldt's election this time, just as I was last time, since he's completely sold out to the left; forgotten/ignored GOP principles, supports the CRC scam in it's entirety and wants to hang tolls around our neck for the next several decades that would destroy a great deal of small business in Clark County as a result.

NO candidate or campaign or anyone involved or in any way concerned with any candidate or campaign was aware of or approved or had input into this post.

Further, Marc Boldt is my brother-in-law, and I worked for him as his legislative assistant for 6 years while he was in the state house, 1994 - 2000.)

Here's the idiocy in question:

The lie of a "Republican endorsed" sign notwithstanding, this is the absolute definition of a campaign coordinating with an independent expenditure PAC.

I especially like THIS lie from the psycho group's Facebook page:  

Republicans of Clark County

Community Page about Republican National Committee

Like Boldt has anything to do with the RNC.

It's as iffy as Boldt taking $5000 from his 2012 campaign treasury for his own pocket, to repay a "loan" that wasn't ever made.

It's as irresponsible as Boldt texting while he's driving in violation of yet another law he wants to ignore.

So, I've faxed in my complaint today, as I indicated I would if he didn't get that crap off his signs.

Astounding, actually.  That someone would lie... or allow others to lie for him... to get elected?

And this is part and parcel of the reasons why I oppose Boldt's election... to anything.

My take on "Gun Control," post Umpqua (Or any other mass shooting.)


More unenforced gun laws are not the answer.

In fact, none of the proposals I can see will make any difference or survive court challenge.

Further, the purpose here is not to change these outcomes; no law of ANY kind would have stopped Sandy Hook or Umpqua... save one:

Getting rid of the ignored "gun free zone" signs and providing those who both desire and can be armed on these campuses to be trained and, ultimately, given the means to protect themselves.

I have yet to see ANYONE opposed to arming teachers... tell me or anyone else... that if they, personally, had been in one of these rooms... they would not have used a firearm to defend themselves or their babies or those other children... and that, had I or any other Combat Arms veteran have been there, armed, you would not have begged us to save your life... and the lives of others.

There are steps that can be taken to protect our schools.  But those who can't see beyond their own political agendas don't want to think about them or actually act... and when our legislators try and address these huge holes in our school security, what do the leftist scum do?

Well, we already know.

The life of a local politico: I will not be silenced.

I believed it was a matter of time until Brancaccio unloaded on Pike.  Saturday proved that right.

I freely admit I've hammered on Lying Lefty Lou, though not so much, lately, as what he's got to babble about from his keyboard becomes increasingly unimportant.

I was thinking about it last night, and then I went to a movie.

The movie was "Everest."

What was in it was based on the history of a particularly notorious expedition where death was the outcome for many... far too many...  in a "man vs. mountain" drama where, frankly, the mountain didn't care.

It reached a point where there was nothing anyone could do.

And most telling for me, was that the bodies of the dead are still up there, since it's essentially impossible to bring them down.

Somebody, somewhere, has to speak truth to power.  An agenda-driven media remains silent when they should be holding politicians accountable for their lies at all levels... certainly nationally... and certainly locally.

But, when they hate you, they hate you.  And I plead guilty.

To being hated.

But it's a price I will gladly pay.

And no amount of character assassination or attacks from those who hate will silence me.

It wont do anything to change Boldt's abysmal, actual record of governance nor make him any less of a jerk who despises people who disagree with him; it won't make Sen. Ann "Gas Tax" Rivers' betrayal of her district when she voted for the very things, the gas tax and tab fee increases, that she pledged NOT to vote for as a part of her election... an election I supported with every fiber of my being... having edited and written a great deal of her platform and the verbiage in that website... any less of a lie.

But most of all, it won't silence me.

Threats won't silence me.

Efforts by many to get me "fired" won't do it.  In fact, nothing will do it.

Because in the end, the facts of this election remain.

But this election in particular has shown me the true values of integrity and honor.  It's shown me who has those... and who doesn't.

Some of it was surprising.  Some of it disappointing.  But the records never lie.

And ultimately, the way not to become a subject of my observations is rather simple:

If you're elected: do what you promised you would do; refuse to do those things you promised you wouldn't do.

If you're running for re-election, don't lie about your record: be proud of it since we all know that past is prologue.

And if you didn't promise a thing, then listen to those who you govern; don't ignore them, don't belittle them, don't publicly laugh at them and don't be a jerk to them.

In short, don't be Marc Boldt.

And, of course, don't think for a minute that when you're busy jamming a knife into my spine in the various ways that happens, that I won't find out about it.

And remember:  I keep copies of everything.  Every email, every text, every document.

Everything.  Including those things that can end a political career.

Sunday, October 04, 2015

The truth comes out: Why Battle Ground Deputy Major Phil Johnson defends Sen. Ann "Gas Tax" Rivers so strongly.

I wondered about that at the time.  Why does he have a dog in the fight?

Why would he care so strongly about a Senator getting elected who lied to make that happen?

Perhaps.... it's because he appears to be guilty of the exact... same... thing?

As readers know by now, Sen. Gas Tax" ran on a pledge of opposing gas tax and tab fee increases. This screencapture  from her campaign web site tells the tail:

On Lew Water's far superior effort to that of my own meager attempt to comment on politics, Lew put up the video Gas Tax had made to try and (quite unsuccessfully, I might add) stem the flow of political blood from her entirely unnecessary and self-inflicted wound of lying to get elected.

By now, those following closely know that most of what Rivers had to say to excuse her betrayal won't pass the straight-face test.  She's in serious, serious trouble and she knows it, so you can expect more of this sort of thing.  Bringing in bread crumbs in exchange for yoking a county for $700 million in taxes and fees you'd promised to oppose can do that to a politician.

In fact, I urge readers to review that video production and read the comments below Waters' effort, where Deputy Mayor Johnson made clear that he didn't care that Rivers lied; particularly since Battle Ground was a recipient of Rivers' generous largess... with the money of the taxpayers she betrayed in this legislative district and this county.

I freely admit that I got this information out of the local democratian, which has seen fit to make mention of the allegation that he ran for office on the exact, same type of platform Rivers used to get elected.
One thing that bothered Bonneville was that Johnson ran his first campaign promising not to increase taxes. But council minutes show that Johnson voted in November 2014 to increase property tax collections by 1 percent and in December 2014 to increase utility taxes by 2 percent.
That clears it up for me.

Of COURSE someone who did the same type of thing as Rivers is going to defend her betrayal... since they're just as guilty of lying to get elected as she is.

I guess I just missed the part in any of this where he acknowledged that he apparently lied as well. Must be because it isn't there.

Philip Johnson
July 10, 2015 at 6:49 PM
There is a car tab fee in BG, because if we don’t fix our own roads, who will? There is also money in the transportation bill to fix STATE HIGHWAYS 502/503 here in BG. The question again is: if they (the state) will not fix their roads who will? God bless Sen. Rivers for thinking about us in the 18th. Our other representatives decided that they would sit this out and spout lofty ideals on how they see the government working. If it is the job of our reps. to represent their district then Messers. Vick & Harris, and Mrs. Pike and Wilson must have decided that the folks in BG, Camas and Washougal had everything they needed in transportation services and that it was our duty to pay the tax, but not derive any benefit.

Thanks again Senator Rivers for thinking about us in BG, and helping us with other things as well as the transportation package, you delivered for us real benefits, not lofty ideals.

Yes... because telling the truth; making a promise... only to ignore all that once you get the title... is merely a "lofty ideal" for those who govern us... something to be ignored and castigated by someone guilty of the same lies for the same reasons: to get elected.

Johnson's position is as despicable as he appears to be.  I wouldn't be caught dead voting for him, and while I am no big fan of democrats, I would cheerfully cast my vote for Bonneville since, while she is a leftist... she doesn't seem to portray herself as someone she isn't... like Johnson... and Sen. "Gas Tax."

And, for your edification, where's the rest of the exchange between Deputy Mayor and Tax Liar Johnson, including a little input from Rivers buddy and part of the "Gang of Five" Brent Boger who has no problem with anyone he supports lying to get elected: Scott Weber was his creation, Ann Rivers in this comment, and now, Marc Boldt.

Gee.  Who'd think that Boger was a lawyer with situational ethics like this?
KJ Hinton - July 10, 2015 at 11:08 PM 
“Represent their district.” 
The district, of course, is far more than Battle Ground. Clearly, some believe that it begins and ends there when, of course, it does not. 
In this case, “represent their district” means to do only what the select few want them to do. It means ignoring what the rest of the people in the district want. 
Philip got his rice bowl filled from the state trough… that WE will get to pay for without being asked… while the rest of the district got screwed sideways. And he’s grateful that River’s did HIS bidding. 
I’m not. 
I have a different view. A view that asks a lot of questions but doesn’t come up with very many answers. 
But then, Rivers didn’t give a damn what I thought. She, quite apparently, did what Johnson wanted. 
It’s just a damned shame for her and Battle Ground that the district is much bigger than both of them. 
Those who voted against this idiocy… those who made a serious effort to put a referendum clause on this… those who were opposed to the bogus emergency clause put on it… those who actually listened to the people… those who did not make a campaign pledge to not vote for gas tax increases and then break it… those who saw it for what it is… mere crumbs from Inslee’s table… 
They are the ones who have my gratitude. 
No one is more sorry than I that it turned out this way. That a very few people in BG are giddy over this betrayal? 
Well, I sincerely hope you choke on it.
Philip Johnson - July 11, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Mr. Waters, I appreciate you giving Senator Rivers a spot on your blog to explain what she thought was best for us in the 18th district. I also appreciate you posting my comments about her actions. You understand that good, sincere honest people can disagree,

No sir Mr Hinton, I believe it will go down easy.You state she acted against the wishes of her district and I against the wishes of BG. How do you know this? Are you privy to some polls of the 18th district? If so, produce them and lets see what the people say.

Ms. Pike, whom I like, you seem to adore, I feel is not representing our district in a way that is beneficial to our district and you imply that I am Judas like because this go around I agreed with Sen. Rivers. Then of course you ride Mr. Vick like a rented mule most days, but this one vote and by God, it’s like you went to high school together as best buddies. Of course next week he’ll do something you disagree with, and he’ll be back to being a tick on a dog’s scrotum. Make up your mind sir, which is he?

At various public meetings you have called for a vote of the people on if I understood you properly, most everything. Yet when we do have these votes you kvetch about the outcome. One that comes to mind was the Hockinson levy, may have been a bond. The people spoke and you belly ached about it, or the marijuana initiative, the people spoke and you yammered on how we were all mislead. May have been mislead, if so certainly wasn’t the first time in the history of the Republic the people were mislead, but it still passed and you go on and on. Seems you want votes, but if they go against you, then you question the legitimacy or mechanics of the vote.

We just disagree on the fact that if the street in front of your house, is just this side of going back to dirt, that we run an referendum to ask the folks on whether we should fix it. Or if property taxes need to go up, or water rates need to go up, we need to run an election. Don’t need to, we run elections in BG every other November to ask folks if there is someone in the city that you trust to act on your behalf to do what is required to keep the city moving forward. We adhere very closely to representative governance, so there is no need to run a vote of the people each and every time. We do have at all of our city council meetings a time for public comment on each and every item that may affect one’s wallet. Very rarely is anyone present, and as for car tabs the three folks who came were in favor, because they realized that something had to be done, and we did it.

I’m up for re-election this year, guess we’ll see if the people of BG are happy with what I have done this last 3.5 years. Win or lose, I know that I have done my very best, if that is not good enough for you sir, that’s just another point we’ll just disagree on.
KJ Hinton - July 12, 2015 at 7:39 AM 
Cute, Mr. Johnson. But before I shred your adoration of Sen. Rivers, two quick questions: 
1. When Sen. Rivers pledged as a part of her campaign for her election to the senate that should would not vote to raise gas taxes… was she lying? 
2. Does it matter to you that she did lie, or is telling the truth just one of those “lofty ideals” you so despise?
Philip Johnson - July 12, 2015 at 3:37 PM

Yes Mr. Hinton, it looks like she broke a campaign promise on raising gas taxes. If you and I and others look at this one broken campaign promise outside of the rest of her work in Olympia and judge her on that, then sir get the wood and matches, and light the heretic on fire. Most folks though will look at the totality of her work and others in our district and will judge the big 8×11 issues picture, not just the wallet size picture you cling to.

As to your second question sir, you don’t know me, and what I hold important. You and I share, more than you probably know in the way of ideals. Like you, I spent time in our Army, didn’t do anything heroic, just did my duty. Still hold on to some of those ideals, like: when push comes to shove, no one is in it for the big picture, but for the guy to my left and right. So I don’t walk away from my friends when they disappoint me, because the day will come when I do the same to them. Corny as it seems now, I still hold on to all those things I learned in scouts. You know trustworthy, loyal, helpful…, but hell no one cares about that quaint crap now. Everything is viewed through a political prism, either you are with me or against me, and by God if you aren’t with me then the withering fire begins, and Katie bar the door this is a no holds barred event.

So you know what I despise? People who look at me at one moment in time and make a judgement that in that one moment I was not in tune with them and their thoughts on that one subject and I am deserving of their scorn. So as simple as it is, I have tried to pattern my political life after a song I loved in high school by Dave Mason. “There ain’t no good guy, there ain’t no bad guy, There’s only you and me and we just disagree.” It has served me well, might work for you.

KJ Hinton - July 12, 2015 at 7:03 PM 
The "poll" I used came from Sen. Gas Tax's husband, Fred, who estimated that a gas tax increase, if put to a vote, would get a 65% "no" vote.
OK. So, you acknowledge that she “broke a campaign promise on raising gas taxes..”
That's called "lying," by the way, even though for now obvious reasons, Johnson refused to acknowledge it.
How people react to that is up to them. I personally find it abhorrent WHENEVER someone lies to get elected… whenever a campaign lies to get an initiative passed… No matter who, or how. You, on the other hand. do not care how much we’re lied to. The only thing that matters to you is the vote.
I wonder if he would be so accepting if Rivers had lied to him about voting "yes" on something he wanted... like her gas tax scam... only to ultimately vote "no?"
That’s your privilege, of course. I merely point it out. 
But if you’re not willing to live up to your pledge, here’s a simple solution: 
Don’t make one. 
But if you DO make one: then LIVE WITH IT. Don’t ignore it. Don’t act like there was some magic and non-existent “changing circumstance.” Particularly when, in this case, there wasn’t. Nor was some sort of disclaimer used… as in, “in case of some perceived, nebulous changing circumstance, I reserve the right to bend you over and screw you sideways.” 
Because here’s the thing: If you… or her… or anyone else running for office makes a pledge like this and then breaks it: when are we to believe you? When are we supposed to believe ANYTHING you say? Where does honor and integrity fit in to your bizarre view of politics? 
You… or her… or anyone else… running for office who makes a pledge like this MUST live up to it to have any credibility. 
And I’ll take it a step further: 
Presuming she’d have survived the primary promising to vote for the biggest gas tax increase in our state’s history… (Unlikely she would have been voted into the House, let alone the Senate, making such a pledge) and promising to drop some cash on Battle Ground for what you think you need… and she didn’t do any of that, what you expect us to believe is that you wouldn’t be just as angry at her for breaking that promise as I am for violating the one she DID make? 
See, the fact is that, as I pointed out initially, you’re all about ignoring her lie because YOU (Meaning your city) got paid. 
If you DIDN’T, you’d think the same way about her as you do the rest that actually represented the people and voted “no.” 
And the rest of your verbiage notwithstanding, whether I know you or not, (Though you damned sure seem to think you know ME) is irrelevant. 
The questions were these: did she lie; and does it bother you that she did?
The answers to these questions were "yes," and "no."
The answer to the first, though you put it as politely as possible under the circumstances, was that we agree: she “broke a pledge.” I call it “lie.” But the outcome is the same. 
The second question involves something deeper. And when it comes to my lack of knowledge about you as an individual, what I know is this: BECAUSE you got what you, personally, wanted out of it at everyone else’s expense… because the entire state has to pay for what you want… because she broke a pledge… it doesn’t bother you in the least that she lied on this.
Even if, as it turns out the entire county is on the hook for $700 million for you to get what you want out of this... but given your own lies, apparently, to get elected, why am I now not surprised that you'd give her a pass?
Which makes me wonder: When DOES a politician lying bother you? 
Apparently not.
Not in the least pissed off by the “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan” scam, for example? 
Nah. You’re apparently not concerned in the least over politicians lying to get… or stay… elected. It’s just business as usual for you and your ilk. 
And the problem with Mr. Mason’s sentiment is that 1. He isn’t lying and 2. he isn’t running for office, and 3. his hand isn’t in my wallet 
Yours is. 
This has been an illuminating discussion, Deputy Mayor Johnson. To me, you represent the very worst politics has to offer. Situational ethics, a huge ego and massive arrogance that allows you to believe that hey, once you’re elected, you can just do whatever the hell you want… all without either asking the people or giving a damn what they want.
After all, you can be unelected if the people don’t like it… even if the damage you’ve caused can never by undone.
Of course, at the time, I was unaware of his own foibles when it came to getting elected.
And as I end my part in this discussion, I cannot help but think that government is absolutely full of politicians like you… who believe what you want is far more important than what the voter… what those of us paying the actual bills… might want. Reminiscent of the CRC/Light Rail wars as far as that goes. 
Thank you for your time.
Brent Boger
July 12, 2015 at 8:46 PM

It was either Winston Churchill or John Maynard Keynes who said, “when the facts change, my opinion changes. What do you do sir?” Facts have changed: we have a governor who makes Christine Gregoire look like Laurleen Wallace and he proposes to impose cap and trade and carbon fuel standards by administrative fiat. The package prevents him from doing that is an example of how the package deals with a new fact. I don’t know where the idea comes from that a political officeholder can’t change their mind and can never compromise and if they do, they’re liars. I’m reminded of an event from Ronald Reagan’s first years as Governor of California. Reagan had fought against state withholding taxes. He argued that “taxes should hurt,” that withholding softened the blow, making it easier for politicians to spend more. He said: “My feet are set in concrete on this issue,”. When the state faced a serious cash-flow problem in 1971, he reversed himself and told reporters: “The sound you hear is concrete breaking up around my feet.” Was Reagan lying? What he did is not any different than what Rivers did. You frequently call people liars apparently for shock value, to offend, to entice or maybe its just anger. Whatever. I don’t think it is correct.


I could care less what Reagan did or why he did it.  And in direct answer to RINO's question, yes: If he ran on a platform that claimed he would not be moved from doing something (And that Boger CLAIMS he said something in 1971 that I can't verify as a part of his election to governor) and then he proceeded to do it, then OF COURSE he was lying.

How troubling that a lawyer seems to find it so difficult to tell the difference between a lie... and the truth.

But then, perhaps it just doesn't make any difference when you're making excuses for, and tossing your integrity out the window on behalf of a "friend."

At this point, with Inslee using his DOE to do what he, personally could not arbitrarily do... the very thing Boger tells us he could NOT now do... the very lie Rivers used to help explain her betrayal to this district and this county... her bogus excuses have gone up in smoke.

As I repeatedly stated it would be... since there was NOTHING in this scam that would keep this from happening through other means.

Apparently, Like Rivers, you lied, Johnson.  And I reiterate: I hope that Candy Bonneville makes you choke on it.

Thought for the day

Saturday, October 03, 2015

The sad and pathetic cult of Carolyn Crain and Marc Boldt.

I was heading over to watch Portland State lose to North Dakota State in Hillsboro when I saw Crain's bogus additions to Marc Boldt's campaign signs.

Up 5 hours.  And this pathetic violation of the PDC rules gets a whole 2 likes.

But that's not the most psychotic element of all of this garbage... After all, Boldt's position is, allegedly, "People over politics."  So, what is this putting up a violation of copyright law and the PDC's if it isn't the very thing Boldt claims he wants to put underneath the "people?"

This is yet another of the many reasons I don't want him anywhere in my government.

This kind of crap... this kind of a lack of integrity and honesty... flat out makes him dangerous.

Of course, there's no mention of this cult's scam on Boldt's facebook page.  He may not even know.

But I bet he'll know by tomorrow, and if those misleading lies of a sign, illegal as they are, aren't down by COB tomorrow, I will file a PDC complaint on Monday and, no doubt, Boldt will be in front of a judge explaining it all.

But this is the kind of scummery Crain revels in as she ends her political aspirations here locally in a cloud of smoke like any other pile of trash.  She has never and will never get over the local GOP ignoring her worthless efforts in the 49th and going with someone sane instead.  So, this is her effort on the revenge motif.

Sad.  Sad and pathetic.

The local GOP is within their right to go to each sign with this garbage on it and take that part of it off... or paint over it.

That is what I urge them to do, since it's misleading in every respect.

I'm watching, Marc.  And so is everyone else.

You don't want to be involved in "party affiliation?"

Then scrape that dogpile off your signs.

Sen. Ann "Gas Tax" Rivers' second loop in her political death spiral.

I don't know what happened to Rivers.

But somewhere between the time SHE announced for county chair and the time she betrayed her district and this county by rolling over and voting for the gas tax and tab fee increases she had pledged to oppose... yoking Clark County with a $700 million debt... something certainly did.

It's as if the woman who had been my business partner and who had paid for my cell for all those years... since so many minutes were being burned consulting with her and all... was kidnapped by aliens and replaced with this version.

Rivers has been totally co-opted by her "position."  In many ways, she's a great deal like Marc Boldt, more than willing to be manipulated for "position" over integrity and devotion to the districts that elected them.

The side of Rivers that so few see is the side who has threatened various House members with the death of their legislation in the Senate if they don't support her bills in the House.

Now, Lying Lefty might not know this, of course, but that became her meme this session on her pot bill and the gas tax/fee increase scam.

Thus, her opposition to Liz Pike... who stood by her district and did not go along with Rivers' sell out.

I suppose that sort of thing is inevitable for the weaker intellects who are shorn of their political courage: it most certainly is easier to sell out and be rewarded than it is to take the stand you pledged to take merely to get elected.

Does anyone believe she'd have survived the primary if she had pledged to vote for the biggest gas tax increase in our state's history?

Back in 2012, then State Rep. Rivers endorsed Boldt in the county commission election... and Boldt lost.  While she has yet to do so this time (And Boldt would be wiser to avoid that) this is yet another opportunity on her part to help the democratian stick it to Liz Pike... and because Pike didn't go along with her legislative program when Rivers sold us all out last session... here we see the results of Rivers' pique.  Lying Lefty is thrilled, since he manages to hate all conservatives more or less equally, while picking on the chosen few in particular.

Brancaccio, as he so frequently is, certainly is behind the times.  His mischaracterization of Rivers may even be what she believes... or even he believes.

But when he refers to her as "one of the most powerful Republicans in our county" he is by far engaging in exaggeration used only to help her sell his point.

Rivers, at one time, could have ran for Pope around here... and won, easily.

But since she has committed the public and cardinal sin of lying to get elected among other things, her political stock has plummeted.

There is, perhaps, a reason that none of the core GOP House members of this county voted with her on the gas tax or fee increases she demanded.  That they would not do so goes directly to the heart of her LACK of "power," for if, as Lying Lefty would tell us, she was all that... then all the little House ducklings would have dutifully lined up like the lemmings who DID vote for her scams and double-time off the edge of the same cliff... just like she did.  But none of the 4 GOP House members in the 17th and 18th did... at least as far as her hari-kiri gas tax/tab fee scam.

During my time on legislative staff, some almost 6 years... I saw them come and I saw them go.  Most who go up to Sodom on Sound do get co-opted to varying degree.

Rivers held out for her first 4 years in elective office.   But that all went to hell in a hand-basket this session with the corruption I have detailed here, corruption that she was a willing part of and that she helped bring about.

Rivers has lost her formerly sharp, formerly focused-like-a-laser-beam political mind.

Now, she's just become another legislative bully, so full of herself that she can't contain her anger while she focuses on "revenge."  She's stupidly letting her emotions rule her actions which, as she may recall, has never been a luxury that any politician can afford.

Well, as she may well come to find out, revenge can be a dual-edged sword.

I really, genuinely look forward to any effort Rivers may make to run for re-election.

Meanwhile, Fred?  Please arrange to have someone come by this "hard right wing local blogger's" house to pick up the 4X8 signs I've got in storage for Ann.


Thanks for stopping by!

Lying Lefty Lou obviously thinks I'm the spawn of Satan, because I have the temerity to call him out for being the punk bully he is.

Well, thanks for stopping by.  Have a look around, feel free to comment and remember:

If I was one of the left wing or C3G2 scum who supported Lefty's anti-people, pro-downtown mafia agenda, you wouldn't have read a thing about me in today's democratian.

Hatred is Lefty's meme, and since no one supervises him, he's kinda like any other punk with a keyboard.

But it is what it is.


Gee. Who knew? Illegals could elect Hillary...