It was my displeasure, many years ago, to watch this vacuous waste of skin attempt to ram a 5% tax on movie theater tickets down Vancouver's throats, for the various Arts organizations in the city. I was at the city council meeting when this simple idiot, who was making this effort after the local passage (It passed by big numbers even in the Vancouver Soviet) of I-695 during the period after it passed and the time it was supposed to be implemented, when that arrogant putz announced that she "wasn't going to let the results of I-695 'color her thinking.'"
Like her embarrassing loss in the primary, she lost that vote as well... showing a path of utter cluelessness and the arrogance of a Steve "Slimeball" Stuart, both acolytes of the "screw what the people want, I'm doing what *I* want" school of thought.
Ahhhh the arrogance of the ignorant, who view their judgement as superior to that of those they would govern.
Of course, Slimeball is likely facing the same kind of ignominious exit from government that Harris and another idiot stick, Pat Campbell faced in HIS primary as well.
Which leads us to today:
Harris, who has ran (and lost) for the legislature; tried to scam her way into a legislative appointment (and failed) and who twice got her ass kicked by Marc Boldt (of all people) for county commissioner, clearly hasn't a clue about how government is SUPPOSED to work. And first, the people outside of Vancouver have let her know (As a result of her getting hammered in her runs against Boldt) and now INSIDE Vancouver (And in no uncertain terms) that they no longer want her in government... thus her exit.
So, on the way out, what does this simple idiot do?
Attacks Sen. Ann Rivers (R-18) because, God forbid, Ann had the temerity to actually represent her district and do all she could to spike Vancouver's idiocy, AKA the CRC Scam... an effort that she was rather successful at, I might add. (They don't call her "Bridge Killer" for nothing.)
As a result, we have, on one hand, the blithering idiocy of a has been (Jeanne Harris) on the descent; while on the other, we have Sen. Ann Rivers, the number one Freeholder vote-getter and the Senate Majority Whip.
Harris realizes that Rivers has, and will, achieve political goals that she, Harris, can't even conceive of accomplishing. Rivers has proven her effectiveness in jamming a spike in Vancouver's eye, while Harris is left to mutter as she's shown the door.
This is one of the final episodes of Harris's idiocy... leaving the lasting impression that like Slimeball, she's just an arrogant putz who shouldn't have been elected 3rd grade hall monitor... although she is now all-too-typical of the embarrassment that is the political leadership of the Vancouver Soviet.
The fact is this: these morons put ALL of their political capital into doing everything they could, along with the Downtown Mafia/Identity Vancouver, CRUDEC/Chamber of Horrors types infesting us, to scam the legislature into supporting their multi-billion dollar rip off.
The CRC, in EVERY POSSIBLE SENSE, represents a black hole of transportation dollars. It's so huge, so unnecessary, so unneeded... and it sucked ALL of the oxygen out of the room when it comes to transportation projects in Clark County... because the billions the CRC Scammers intended to waste would not be in ADDITION to other transportation monies for other projects: rather it would, instead, be INSTEAD of other transportation projects.
So, if Harris is looking for those responsible for this state of affairs, then she, along with the rest of the Ape Brigade, needs to find herself in front of a full-length mirror viewing it in terms of ever-shrinking concentric circles.
Our transportation issues DO need solutions: but the idea that the state is going to spend hundreds of millions on project OUTSIDE the CRC Scam around here shows a level of delusion that marks the government of the Vancouver Soviet with a "kick me, I'm stupid" sign.
Meanwhile, Sen. Rivers is working on solutions... solutions... a concept unheard of by the scum trying to ram this streaming pile down our throat... and obviously unheard of by Harris.
“It is not her role to create a project for Southwest Washington”
Posted on December 3, 2013 by Stephanie Rice
Vancouver City Councilor Jeanne Harris, who lost in the August primary and will leave the council at the end of this month, isn’t going quietly.
During Monday’s workshop with Mark Brown, the city’s lobbyist in Olympia, the council discussed local priorities for the 2014 legislative agenda. Talk turned to a draft of a transportation revenue package that gives very little love to Clark County.
Brown told councilors that since so much energy was spent on the Columbia River Crossing, which ultimately wasn’t supported, “we’re coming to the dance late.” Other lawmakers have been advocating for their projects since the first day of session, Brown said.
He said State Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, told him that she’s still fighting for Clark County projects to be included in the transportation package.
She’s also independently working on what she calls a replacement project for the CRC, Brown said. He said Rivers has been doing a lot of research and talking to people and would like to come “and have a conversation with the city of Vancouver about what she knows and what she’s thinking.”
Brown said he told her he thought that would be a good idea.
“Obviously we have a great deal at stake in terms of that project and where that project ultimately lands, Brown said.”
Harris spoke up.
“To your last comment regarding Senator Rivers, it is not her role to create a project for Southwest Washington,” Harris said. “We have a CRC project and we asked for that to be funded. And that’s how it works.”
She said her suggestion to state lawmakers is to put together a transportation package and vote on it.
“We’ve done our job here at the local level. We’ve prepared ourselves. We’ve done our homework,” Harris said.
Rivers, reached today on the phone, said she sometimes watches city council meetings on CVTV but was watching the Seattle Seahawks game last night. Told of Harris’ assertion that coming up with an alternative plan “is not her role,” Rivers said any time elected officials work together on a project that will be supported by the people who elected them, it’s good policy.
She added that she’s looking forward to working with the sitting members of the city council during the next legislative session.
I didn’t cut the video down because I thought maybe one or two people would be bored enough to want to watch this whole meeting, but Harris starts talking at about the 35-minute mark.