Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A real Member of Congress confronting his opponents.

It's just a shame we don't have one like this... instead of handpicked, media covered press releases.

Locking up another childish, disruptive fringe leftist?


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Ridgefield Barbie lacks the guts to meet with her constituency?

Babs held an early fundraiser today by limiting access to her to 11 hand-picked businesses for her photo op/press release session covered by the rag.

This phrase leapt off the page at me:
Herrera Beutler has held no town halls in the 3rd Congressional District during Congress’[sic] two-week spring break to answer questions about her recent votes or other issues. However, she said she did hold a telephone town hall last week.
“We reached out to about 13,000 people,” she said. Asked to characterize the comments she received, she said, “The overwhelming response was, ‘We need to have an adult conversation about the debt and the deficit.’“
Tell us again why anyone was dumb enough to vote for you?

The only thing missing that was different from the coward you replaced is that you didn't even use a fake death threat as an excuse to avoid facing the people.

So, I checked on a real Member of Congress... one we could be proud of... a man who'll face the people at least as well as he faced combat... Congressman Allen West (R-FL-22)

What happened? Fringe left nutters were arrested at HIS open town hall meeting.

That he's even holding open town halls, knowing they'll be interrupted by leftist whack jobs shows what kind of man he is... and what kind of congress critter I wish we had... but obviously don't have.

Here's the memo, Babs: No guts?

No glory.

Cross posted at Clark County Politics.

Question for Ridgefield Barbie: What's your vote on raising the blank check... I mean, the debt ceiling?

As anyone watching would expect, your unfortunate tenure as our representative in Congress has been a reflection of your worthless tenure as our representative in the state house.

Voting with the democrats in support of a non-working, worthless program that has destroyed the credit of tens of thousands while helping practically no one... one of only two in the GOP to go that route. Your failure to take positions on the major issues of the day... your lies about the utterly worthless budget cut... and now?

You total lack of a position on raising the debt ceiling.

I'm opposed to raising it, because, of course, raising a so-called debt ceiling just makes such a ceiling worthless.

But you? I'd lay odds that you're going to go along with the establishment GOP'ers and just vote to raise it like the rest of the sheep, because if you ever had an original thought it's long since Linkdied of loneliness.

You've sold us out before. You'll sell us out again.

So, what's your position on this issue?

As if we didn't already know, your silence notwithstanding?

Cross-posted on Clark County Politics.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

So, for Herrera, it's not about right or wrong, but it is, instead, about her.

As Ridgefield Barbie again tap danced about screwing the people of this country in Congress like she screwed us in the legislature, and again missing the point with her vote for the Ryan Bill, having voted "no" on the even more conservative and cutting Republican Study Group alternative to that bill, we get this nugget from our own version of the empty suit:
• She supported the continuing budget resolution the House and Senate passed Thursday to keep the federal government running through Oct. 1 even though it didn’t cut spending as deeply as she had hoped.
“Would I have liked more? Absolutely,” she said. “I voted yes on principle. I got to take part in the largest actual (federal budget) cut since World War II.”
With her, it's never about doing what's right or best. Instead, it's about what SHE gets to do.

She said so herself... right here. And, as is typical for whatever drives her votes... she is naturally flat wrong.

The details are here:
Likewise, there was a sharp decline in spending after World War II. Beginning in 1946, Congress cut spending for three straight fiscal years. The biggest drop occurred in 1946, when spending dropped by $37.5 billion or about 40 percent (from $92.7 billion to $55.2 billion). That $37.5 billion would be worth $425.4 billion in today’s dollars — making it the largest cut in adjusted dollars.
This year’s proposed cut is not even bigger than the reduction in spending that occurred last year, when total spending declined $61.5 billion, or 1.7 percent, after the infusion of stimulus money started to dry up. The biggest drop in spending prior to 2010 occurred in 1955, when total spending fell $2.4 billion or 3.4 percent.
To check this claim, we turned to OMB’s historical tables for non-defense spending (Table 6.1). We found that actual spending declined by about $94 billion, from $2.86 trillion in 2009 (which included funds for the stimulus bill) to $2.76 trillion in 2010. That’s much larger than the current budget cut, which totals $38.5 billion. Based on those figures, Rogers (And, typically, Herrera) are way off.
Unfortunately, Herrera's votes have frequently been ego-driven, self-serving pap, like her support and co-sponsorship of SEIU legislation and helping the democrats strip out the last $229 million from the state emergency fund... and her moronic vote, along with a single other Republican, to continue the non-functioning Obama Mortgage Failure Savior Bill Bill in Congress a few weeks ago.

Herrera is living up to her failure to find reason to criticize her predecessor, Brian Baird. To date, it has been the typically pathetic and vacuous performance we've come to expect based on her history at the government trough, her miserable tenure in the State House where she accomplished absolutely nothing and her sure to be equally miserable tenure in Congress, which will hopefully end in January of 2013.

Cross posted on Clark County Politics.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

US House GOP finalizes cave-in cop out on the budget.

Who can we believe in?

We come to find out today that the cuts that the Boehnerites are so proud of are, well, barely a scratch on the monstrous debt confronting us.

Remember, we were promised "$100 billion in cuts" if they were elected. That's what they promised us.

And what did we get?

CBO cuts budget cuts down to real size

According to the CBO, the deal to cut this year's budget by $38 billion looks more like $352 million when you do the real math.

The Congressional Budget Office seal
The Congressional Budget Office seal in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Kai Ryssdal: Republicans won the House last fall by promising to cut $100 billion from the budget. Problem was, the fiscal year had already started by the time they were sworn in, so they prorated it to $61 billion. Negotiations got it to almost $39 billion last Friday in the no-government-shutdown agreement. But even as that deal officially passed the House today, we learned the actual amount the government won't be spending is substantially smaller.

Our Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale takes it from there.

Not only did we not get the $100 billion they promised to get elected; we didn't get their fuzzy-math "pro-rated" $61 Billion... or even the $39 Billion they ultimately sold us all out for.

In fact, according to the CBO, we got a whole $352 million "when you do the real math." Real math. Why don't we always use "real math?"

Big whoop.

So now, the establishment GOP'ers like our own Jaime Herrera, have lied to us to get elected.

It says "59 Republicans voted 'no.'" A genuine Republican, Allen West, voted against this fiasco; as well as Tim Scott from SC.

Our own cardboard cut out of a congresscritter naturally voted with the rest of the establishment types for this farcical sham.

And so it goes... another day of betrayal.

Cross posted at Clark County Politics.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Jaime, you can come out now... the scary monster is gone.... (for now)

Of all the cowards in Congress, one of the most conspicuous by her absence was our own Ridgefield Barbie.

If she had kept a lower profile during the budget battle and ultimate caving that she voted for, she could have been mistaken for the tunnel project of the Alaskan Way Viaduct.

Having been busted trying to bring in $10 million in pork for the Port of Vancouver (Just like her democrat, "no reason to criticize" predecessor) in this era where those shilling earmarks have the social standing of lepers, I can understand, a little, why she would be hiding in the shadows, hoping we wouldn't notice.

Well, I notice. I notice everything.

You had an opportunity here, Babs. You could have shown some guts. You could have shown some leadership. But, of course, you have neither.

So, you can come out and play now, little girl. The big, bad, monster is gone.

Cross posted at Clark County Politics.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Cricket chirps continue from Herrera's office on the budget and her earmarks.

We need leadership.

We don't have it.

Babs has had more than enough time to review and take a position on the Ryan Plan. Further, the NY Times expose' on her hypocrisy this morning is also deserving of some comment.... some explanation of how she conned the voters into actually believing she is some sort of fiscal conservative.

We're waiting, Babs. And you're disappointing us.

Why am I not surprised?

Cross posted at Clark County Politics.

More from the fringe left: "Realty" stops by; what it takes to get your comments posted.

Reading the comments left here is occasionally like reading the democratian: outright lies, policy distortions, pay offs and fringe left distortions. Motivations run the range from the effort to use you as a tool, to spam that covers the entire spectrum of nonsense.

This morning's effort is from a particularly virulent leftist who, like John Laird and so many other fringers at the rag, seemed to have missed the memo.

Reality Bytes has left a new comment on your post "Ridgefield Barbie: The cowardice continues.":
Jaime Herrera BEUTLER does NOT care about ANYTHING, unless she gets orders OTHERWISE from HER CORPORATE OVERLORDS.

Jaime is ALREADY a DISGRACE to the 3rd District.

In the SHORT time that Ridgefield Barbie has been in Congress, she has blamed The Senate, and The President for failure to agree on a Federal Budget,even though there WAS a tentative agreement between the House and Senate until FILTHY AND STUPID freshmen Republican members of congress like her BACKED OUT of the agreement.

And SHE has SOME NERVE sponsoring a bill that tries to implement the CONGRESSIONAL budget proposal until a deal is reached.

Someone needs to clue "MS. SUGAR BRITCHES" into the fact that Congress does NOT RUN this country on IT'S OWN, and if SHE can' t get THAT FACT through that THICK AND EMPTY HEAD of hers, then SHE needs to find ANOTHER line of work, Like running the COFFEE MESS back in OLYMPIA!

I NEVER believed that SHE had the EXPERIENCE, SINCERITY or INTELLIGENCE for the job of Congressperson, and in the short time that SHE has been at Congress, she has proven herself to be a RECKLESS and STUPID LEMMING.

It is TRULY PATHETIC that WE as residents of the 3rd District have to be represented by a piece of WORK like Jaime Herrera Beutler.

I post this, not particularly in support, because it just sounds like turbocharged fringe-left talking points, but as an example of what typically doesn't make the cut.

Now, the poster here is a fellow named Chuck Glisson. His email is, apparently (and, perhaps, appropriately enough) His interesting web site is He's a Navy vet, seems to have served as a "Hull Technician" on a variety of fast, small, combat ships... destroyers, frigates and the like. He seems to live in the Bremerton area... quite outside the 3rd CD. Oddly, he does not seem to be registered to vote in Washington State. (No one by that name or "Charles" is registered to vote.)

Now, I'm not sure why he posted this here. His comments seem to be the typical generic, "I hate everything GOP" type; long on heat, short on light.

I will be the first to admit that I loath and despise Herrera. But my concerns over her "representation" are rooted in facts and history, not a generic hatred of the GOP... any more than my opposition to Obama is rooted in anything but facts and history.

I have received many comments from Chuck. I have received many from those on the right like Chuck, those who support Herrera or, frankly, Jon Russell... hopes for my death and the like... the same sort of result I get every time the rag decides to use me as their pinata... a scenario in place sine Tommy the K flipped out and demanded Boldt's resignation over the Gorge Budget some 13 or 14 years ago.

It's why I carry a weapon.

There's a very good chance that I won't have to ever use it, but the deal about a weapon is that you never really need one... unless you really, really, need one.

Tweaking those in power is a tough business. I have been demanding truth from the local rag for over 20 years... and not getting it nearly enough over the past 2 decades. And as time goes on, the paper that is supposed to provide an unvarnished truth all too often censors, twists, attacks, lies and withholds information when they don't like it... or, as in the case of Jim Jacks and Brian Baird before him, want to protect someone and their party. No one, regardless of party, is immune from being held accountable to this community.

Chuck Glissan has a right to do what he does just like I have a right to do what I do. Unlike most who condemn me for this exercise, Chuck and I have pre-paid for our exercise of this right: We put our collective butts on the line by strapping on a uniform and serving in the military. Most who want me silenced (You reading this, Marc? Lou?) Never loved their country enough to make that sacrifice.

Chuck, if you read this, do yourself (and me) a favor: use FACTS in your presentation. Use links to provide some proof of your assertions. Draw conclusions, but lay them out like a math equation.

I need to remind myself of that particular talent.

I post opposing points of view, but only if they have some factual basis. Stereotypical observations ("she has blamed The Senate, and The President for failure to agree on a Federal Budget,even though there WAS a tentative agreement between the House and Senate until FILTHY AND STUPID freshmen Republican members of congress like her BACKED OUT of the agreement.) don't make the cut.

Cross posted at Clark County Politics.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Faux conservative Ridgefield Barbie sells out on pork for the Port of Vancouver.

Ear marks. That carries almost the same connotation as "child molester" or "I'm a democratian reporter."

As many have been saying all along, when it comes to being a conservative, Jamie Herrera is no where to be found.

The lies in this article are self-evident, so I'll let the reporter do the talking. I just need to point out that while Jaime ran has one thing... she's certainly turned into a carbon copy of the SEIU loving RINO she was in the legislature.

And is this where I say.... I told you so?

Gung-Ho for Big Cuts in Spending, Less Fond of the Ones That Hurt Back Home
Published: April 6, 2011
WASHINGTON — As a candidate, Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler denounced stimulus spending and, once elected, voted for a Republican budget bill that would make $61 billion in cuts to a vast array of programs this year.


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Government overspending is out of control, she said recently in the weekly Republican address, and must be stopped. But perhaps not in her home state, Washington.
There, the Port of Vancouver had been waiting for a $10 million grant, one modeled on a popular program in the stimulus bill. But the money was rescinded in the Republican spending bill, known as H.R. 1, that passed the House in February but was later defeated in the Democratic-controlled Senate.
Port officials appealed to Ms. Herrera Beutler, one of 87 freshman Republicans in the House. She agreed to work on the port’s behalf to make sure it got its money before any cuts to the grant program went into effect. The outcome remains unknown.
“We were very concerned,” said Theresa Wagner, a spokeswoman for the port, which is set to use the money for a rail project. “Our rail project is incredibly important to us and is our link to additional private investment.”
Ms. Herrera Beutler, Ms. Wagner said, has been “incredibly receptive” to their concerns.
Ms. Herrera Beutler’s spokesman said the project in her district was small relative to total government spending.
“We’re talking about $10 million out of a more than $1 trillion bill,” said the spokesman, Casey Bowman. “There are likely other small cuts made in H.R. 1 that she didn’t fully agree with but she voted to cut spending over all because, as economists have said, cutting federal spending will help economic recovery.”
While scores of congressmen and women are singing an ode to spending reductions with their Republican choir in Washington, back home, the tune sometimes changes.

Let me help you with that, Babs.

What you're talking about is an ear mark.

Is that what you were elected to do?

And why are we not surprised?

Cross posted on Jaime Herrera Watch.

Rep. Paul Ryan, the exception to the rule.

A while back, I asked the rhetorical question: A fiscal tsunami is coming: when is Congress going to act?
The question continues to remain: will those leading our government have the courage to do what must be done?
In sober moments, everyone involved knows we have to do SOMETHING... and it must be done now.

But who will have the courage? Who is willing to put their political future behind the needs of the people? Who is willing to stand up and tell us the truth? Who is willing to make the cuts we need to survive? Who will demand the harsh cuts in the so-called entitlements? Who will demand the massive cuts needed in the federal workforce? Who will demand the end to the extortion of public employee unions.
And along comes Rep. Paul Ryan.

I indicated that our local back-bencher would have no place in the fight; unfortunately, courage is not her personal strong suit, and, well, she isn't and never will have the convictions of, say, Congressman Alan West, one of my own personal political heroes... so, this question will be determined while she... well.... watches.

In fact, as I write this, I can't find any position she's taken on the Ryan Plan, one way or the other:
Casey Bowman, spokesman for U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, said the congresswoman would have no comment on the specifics of Ryan’s sweeping budget plan until she has a chance to study it.

“It’s clear we can’t keep spending money we don’t have, and she’s happy Chairman Ryan is taking our crushing debt crisis ­seriously,” Bowman said.
Because, of course, after she "studies" this, she'll have a better plan... right?

As if.

Ryan is taking a serious shot at fixing the economy.

Five (Or six, depending on where you read it) trillion? It's a start.

Ryan has done what our congress member would never do: he's risked his political future on taking a stand.

And for that, America owes him a debt of gratitude.

Cross posted at Clark County Politics.

Ridgefield Barbie: The cowardice continues.

By now, most of us have heard about the Ryan Plan to revamp the democrat government spending programs that have buried us in debt for generations.

It's a start... a start of a process that will result in an actual balanced budget, likely some time after I die, because steps are FINALLY being taken to get spending under control.

We will be $15 trillion in debt at the start of the next fiscal year. In March, the federal government spent a mere EIGHT TIMES the revenue they took in.

And where is Ridgefield Barbie in all of this?

No where. She's become the "Congressional Ghost" on the subject.

When I listen to the talking heads, who are they interviewing?

Well, it ain't the Camas Manikin.

Actually, to date, this has been the local Empty Suit's only response:
Casey Bowman, spokesman for U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, said the congresswoman would have no comment on the specifics of Ryan’s sweeping budget plan until she has a chance to study it.

“It’s clear we can’t keep spending money we don’t have, and she’s happy Chairman Ryan is taking our crushing debt crisis ­seriously,” Bowman said.
Of course, as a complete RINO, it's difficult for a fake conservative with proven SEIU and democrat ties to actually take a high profile conservative position. I get that.

But someone around her needs to tell this little girl that play time is over... and if she and her colleagues don't act... and act soon... she's going to lose that pretty office and everything that goes with it.

Cowardice. For Ridgefield Barbie... it's what's for dinner.

Cross posted at Clark County Politics.