Friday, December 14, 2018

Druggy Dave oozes out of the scene.

As regular readers know, The Gellatly Cult suffered a crushing defeat at the local reorganization.  Almost every vestige of the horrific tenure of Druggy Dave has been banished to the dustbin of local politics where it so rightfully belongs... and about 2 years too late.

The Columbian, being the Columbian, was primed for their usual effort.  They neglected to reach out to those brave souls who faced the Cult's onslaught, Mr. Bowerman and Mrs. Pell, instead just allowing Druggy to shoot from the lip.

Now, I get that Druggy is upset with the annihilation/repudiation of the disaster of his horrific term in office.  I get that he's been a political lowlife in every sense of the word.  I get that he's spent far more time trashing his political opponents within the local GOP than he has campaigning against democrats.

Here, he had the opportunity to show some class... some statesmanship and some grace, even though he was humiliated in the outcome at Reorg.  In fact, he was sorta the Marc Boldt (clobbered in the primary with 22% or so of the vote) of the Reorg.

But instead of showing the class of, say, Earl Bowerman, he shot off his mouth stupidly bringing up the characteristic HE lacks the most: integrity.  He also wishes that Bowerman would do that which he never even tried to do: "represent the whole party."

If Earl were to follow Druggies example, he would be filing suit against some PCO who said something about him he didn't like.  You know, like Druggy did when HE sued a PCO?

Bowerman, for his part, showed how capable he is by providing the class Gellatly so obviously lacks:

“I would like to thank the outgoing board for their contributions and service to our party,” Bowerman said in a press release. “I appreciate the opportunity and look forward to working with all of our elected officers, the central committee and volunteers to grow our Party.”

And that's the difference between them, summed up in a single sentence.

As for Herrera's relationship with the local party being "awkward," that's a problem easily solved.

She needs to keep her mouth shut about what she thinks about the President... and she needs to vote like a Republican.

Few within the Party structure will have any problem with her if she can suddenly begin to act like a Republican Member of Congress.

Because here's the reality: as much as the past regime acted like her lackeys, she still lost in Clark County for the first time ever... by around 4400 votes or so, a not inconsequential number.

Clearly, the idiocy of the "Be Bold" signs failed to have the desired impact.

Duh.

No matter.  Druggy is no longer a part of the local GOP and he will certainly not be missed.  Earl Bowerman and Brook Pell are a breath of fresh air.  Compared to the regime of the last two years, they're the adults in a field of children on an out-of-control playground.

The Cult's threats, arrogance and air of superiority will not be missed.  Whatever will they do with all this time on their hands?

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Thanks to the local legislators who sold us out on the CRC Scam.

There are few things clearer in local politics than these:

1.  The people of Clark County do not want the I-5 Bridge replaced.
2.  The legislators allegedly representing us don't care what the people want.
3.  The only way Oregon would ever agree to this bridge issue is if these same legislators sold us out on loot rail, which the people of this county also do not want.
4.  Replacing the I-5 Bridge will be the biggest, most colossal waste of money in the history of the Northwestern United States.

Now, it's not surprising the democrats would throw the people of this county under the nearest bus, so to speak.  They want what they want, the people be damned.

And when one reviews the list of alleged "Republicans" who allegedly "represent" us, it's not surprising that they would join with their fellow democrats to sell us out.

The infamous list of those who would cheerfully blow a $100,000,000 per year hole in our local economy on top of the hundreds of millions already wasted on the gas tax/tab fee/property tax increases of Sen. Ann "Gas Tax" Rivers and Sen. Lynda "Property Tax" Wilson, who helped force our property taxes up for no legitimate reason to pay off teacher extortion; Rep. Brandon Vick and now, Rep. Ed Orcutt... have all turned a deaf ear to the people who would be forced to pick up the tab for this perfidy.

There's no excuse for this, of course.  Nor is there a reason: Clark County needs ADDITIONAL bridges over the Columbia River to Multnomah County, preferably from 192nd Ave to Troutdale and preferably one WEST of the I-5 Bridge to Hillsboro.

The latter option would dramatically reduce traffic through the I-5 corridor given the tens of thousands of people who live here but work there in the Hillsboro area.

That's neither here nor there, however: all of the SW Washington legislators involved are willing to bend us over so Portland can start to infest us with their hated crime train so we can bail THEM out of their massive billion dollar plus debt and so they can suck up the limited money available that actually WOULD result in lower congestion, higher freight mobility and increased safety options.

MOST of these legislators rightfully opposed this scheme 5 years ago.  Ann Rivers earned the title "Bridge Killer" when her work resulted in the temporary death of that massive ripoff.

But something has happened to the formerly populist Senator and her politics now are unrecognizable from the variety she practiced when she was first elected.  Her decision to betray us with her gas tax/tab fee vote that cost the taxpayers of Clark County $700 million; her hiring by a democrat campaign firm (Strategies 360) while selling us out on massive property tax increases to pay off the teachers... and now a complete reversal from the stance that earned her the respect and admiration of the people of this community, show that the Rivers we elected initially is no longer with us.

She is "Bridge Killer" no more.

Oregon's governor has made it clear its loot rail or no deal, just like her predecessor (Kitzhaber) and our clueless moron of a governor (Inslee) told us when opposition to the insanity of that system might have made the difference.

Our Republicans clearly don't care and will happily bury us with this rip off.

Why?

Simple: because NONE of the people from SW Washington pushing this idiocy will have to pay for it.

None of them will be required to cough up the estimated $2000 per year in tolls... each... to start with... to go to work every day... a cost they fully intend to ram down our throats.

They won't ask us.  We will have no say.  And none of these people care, since they no longer represent us; instead, representing the downtown Vancouver special interests who clearly own them like many pieces of meat.

Of COURSE they'll ram this down our throats.  Why wouldn't they?  THEY wouldn't have to pay for it: the 70,000 or so commuters are the ones who'll get screwed here.

And like our massive, unneeded, inexplicable property tax increase, it will be our Republican legislators who did it to us.

Thoughts on the Reorg.

It was a near thing.  I floated a test vote at the Reorg to get a preliminary count (Sorry about that, Joe) to see the numbers and they looked bleak... 71 - 51, was it?

When the chair vote took place, I was teetering on the brink.  So much was at stake... I had, in fact, picked up my stuff and was prepared to not only leave... but to resign as a PCO had the vote gone to Jesser and, God Help Us, Gellatly.

There was no way.... NO WAY...  I was going to be forced into a back-bencher, grist for the Gellatly Cult's mill role that a terrified Druggy Dave attempted to jam me into with his idiotic censure motion... which actually, sorta ended up the way I knew it would.

Two more years of incompetence? Lies? Manipulation?  Hammering on PCO's wise enough to pierce the opaque curtain of RINOism with which the Cult reeked?  The stench of, essentially, providing confirmation of everything Druggy Dave had done?  Providing confirmation of his despicable actions, arrogance and incompetence?  The Mattila-style arrogance?

No.

I got up, headed to the back of the room... stood there... heard the numbers... and I was literally stunned.

Not that Crain/Macey was crushed.  Crain is a cancer... who on earth would even remotely want her in charge of even an elevator?

No... her humiliation was expected and not surprising in the least.

I was, however, close to slack-jawed that the Bowerman/Pell ticket was the leading vote-getter by far; 70 votes.

I knew that there was no way all of the votes for Crain would roll over to Jesser.

And, so, like most everyone else, I stood there on pins and needles, waiting... and I was right: 2 additional votes went to the B/P ticket... and it was done.

With the exception of Mattila and Duvall, it was a clean sweep.  As Mattila told the PCO's back in August when he was positively giddy about the outcomes of the PCO poison-pen letter campaign orchestrated by Cancerous Carolyn Crain, (with the help of several RINO former party chairs) the "swamp was drained" at this reorg meeting... just not the way Mattila and the other Cult supporters anticipated.

Mattila, of course, wants to be a Trump delegate to the national convention in the worst way.  And that's how he's been acting out in support of the Gellatly Cult... in the worst way.  Davey let him speak for around 20 minutes (which, because Mattila was a candidate for reelection, should never have happened) and he used it to babble about GOP themes he cheerfully ignored during the past regime.

Ultimately, when it was announced the B/P ticket had won, the looks on the faces of the Cult members was almost worth the insanity they had visited upon the local GOP scene for the past 2 years.

Almost.

Druggy looked like he'd crapped a Volvo.  It was a thing of beauty.

Now he can concentrate more on being God's Gift to women and less on the destruction of this party... that he was wholly incapable of running as his tenure proved.

But I hardly mean to be petty here and I fully recognize that it will take, literally, years for the local GOP to recover from the nightmare of the Cult's "leadership."

At this point, some take the more biblical view that, having ousted the Cult from infesting the local GOP, we should let bygones be bygones and move on.

And in a perfect world with perfect people, I might agree.

But when your positions and politics are built on hatred of your political opponents, as the Cult's philosophies actually are, that is simply not an option.

Their singular goal is the destruction of the GOP as we know it.  Druggy Dave has some incredibly bizarre ideas about what the State Party can do or would do even if they could.  It gives them comfort to actually believe the state party would in any way interfere with this county's party organization.

Obviously, the irony of that belief cannot be overstated given the insanity of Druggy's last two years of running this party into the ground.

Meanwhile, sanity has been restored.  Those who've lost their grip on power are rabid in their hatred of those of us who worked so hard to remove them.  They had it allllll planned out.

One of the more butthurt proclaimed he couldn't wait to read what *I* had to say about all this.  Well, far be it from me to disappoint... and many thanks to Lew Waters for shining the light on their RINO hatred... not just his, but the hatred of those tossed on garbage heap of local politics was nicely provided by that self-same Waters, who simply cannot help himself when it comes to proving his irrelevancy.

Thanks, Lew! And thanks to all those morons who were stupid enough to comment on your blithering idiocy, outing themselves once again for what and who they really are.

So, no.  No forgiveness.  No bygones. 

Eternal vigilance against those and those like them is the price we must pay.  In the next PCO elections, we must counter their hate letters as a part of a campaign to keep them out.  We must engage these thugs the same way they influenced the last PCO election.  We must do more to identify PCO's sympathetic to the cult and hammer them.

The grass roots rightfully control these outcomes.  And the contrast between the past soviet-style regime and the one we have now.  We need to hold candidates and incumbents accountable for their actions.  If they lie, they must be held accountable.  If we fail to hold them accountable, how does that make us any better than the scum we just got rid of?

The run up to 2020 is going to be interesting to say the least.

And I wish we did not have to be distracted by these lowlifes who, in reality, will work harder against the local GOP than any democrat who ever lived.

Monday, December 10, 2018

The hatred of the G-Cult continues.

Folks, nothing is over.  The Gellatly Cult's destruction was only temporary at the reorganization.

They are out there.  They haven't gone anywhere.

They're ignorant, which is to be expected.  Neither Druggy Dave nor Lew Waters know as much about State Party and County Party relations as they do re-targeting nuclear missiles... and all of these people are dead wrong about what the state CAN do and, of course, what they will do.

“The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft a-gley.” - Robert Burns

(The best laid plans of mice and men are often led astray.)

They were so sure in their arrogance that their poison pen PCO letters saved the day.  But it's like most everything else Druggy was involved in: they had no idea what they were doing; they had no clue on how to count votes, they were a disorganized rabble while they were running the show and they remain the same right now.

What they wanted while they were in charge was for the opposition to either be assimilated... or obliterated (as illustrated by Gellatly's horrific lawsuit)  And that certainly hasn't changed.

But that's not really the point.  The cancer is still alive and a part of the local GOP.  The bylaws which discuss removing members from meetings who can't behave must be ruthlessly enforced.

Expect Crain and Marcy and their ilk to exhibit diarrhea of the mouth both in and out of meetings.

Yes, they were crushed.

But as you can see, they're out there lurking.  Their hatred grows.  There is no lie they won't speak or write, no exaggeration, no end they will not attempt to get their power back.

They, of course, know everything.  Anyone opposed to their incompetence, their arrogance and their hatred knows nothing.

That's why they were so successful at the reorg, right?

But the idea that we should forgive and forget is simply impossible.  Eternal vigilance is required, since these clowns have done such a great job tipping their hands.













Thursday, December 06, 2018

Thankfully, the psychopathic liar is no more.

A sense of relief pervades that the whack-job can do no more damage.

It's sad, really.

Our resident drug-using thief is reduced to this.

One way to judge the veracity of this liar's statements is to ask yourself: what was the outcome of his bogus allegations?

Was anyone he named arrested?  Was any action taken at all?  Was his bogus effort to "trespass" us upheld?

No, No and No.

This had nothing to do with anything except his attempt to engage in revenge against those of us opposed to this overgrown adolescent who saw the local GOP as his own personal fiefdom.

He actually tried to destroy the life of a PCO who disagreed with his drug-addled administration of the party which has been a proven disaster... by suing him into severe financial distress.  And how did that end up?

Gellatly needs help.  Badly.  He's been an embarrassment to us all, and had his background and drug use been known before he got the gig as GOP Chair, he never would have been elected.

Arrested for theft, multiple DUI's, bench warrants for failure to appear and felony drug use.  Does anyone reading this HONESTLY believe he'd have gotten this job?

Of course not.

You know it, I know it and he knows it.

I could go on and on and on about this guy and frequently have.  But let me leave you with his own words... so you can use them to judge him yourself.

About a month ago, Druggy sent out an email that most of you received.

Included in his self-flagellation, was this little tid-bit.  Remember?
(b) Please keep in mind, all those who voluteer[sic] to give up their time to serve should be appreciated greatly by all of our members and any negative compaigning[sic] against our own members rather than qualifying their own candidacy shows a serious lack of qualification in itself. 
Those who can run the most positive campaign will also be the best people to make our party positive for all of our members. Please keep communications positive and work together to elect the best possible team to lead us forward and continue the amazing work we have accomplished this past year together.
Those words, rife with the typical Druggy Dave misspellings, came from Gellatly himself.

Now, with about a day and a half until reorg, he sends out this garbage... under the lie of and including nothing related to the subject line... "documentation" that no one "requested."

Odd.  He seems to have completely forgotten what he was preaching a few short weeks ago.  Why might that be?

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There you have it.

The choice is up to you.  An extension of this sort of psychotic behavior... or a clean slate to begin the process of rebuilding and healing the party that Gellatly has worked so hard to destroy.

Rewarding his enablers who stood by time after time and allowed his reign of terror to go on, instead of holding him accountable and doing what should have been done months ago.,, or bringing in a new vision, a new plan to repair the damage he caused.

In the end, it’s your call.  Remember this as you mark your ballots.