Dan Ogden was a longtime Clark County Democrat. He was chair of the Clark County Democratic Party, and stalwart of Democratic ideals. He was often referred to as "Mr. Democrat". The Columbian has a nice article. Dan was 95. Details on proceedings will be published as they become available.
A service is planned at the Vancouver Unitarian Universalist Church (4505 E. 18th St) on Mar 24 at 2:00PM.
A warm article is in today's (02/12/18) Columbian regarding Dan's broad and successful career - LINK
Trump said a lot about protecting, unifying, and respecting on Tuesday - and he has never demonstrated any action to lend credence to those ideals. Years ago we had rampant corruption in this country with Tammany Hall in NY, corrupt Chicago dealings, Louisiana Governors Huey P. Long and Edwards, and Nixon's Watergate. But currently, the Trump ethic is the most obvious example of corruption on display. Politics is brushed aside and dirty deals in the public's face is the order of the day. Here's an article from The Columbian describing minorities' view of the lightly veiled comments on the Tuesday speech. - LINK
For an additonal view on how people outside the White House see Trump, read Kathleen Parker's Washington Post (01/26/18) editorial, "What are you hiding, Mr President?"
On Monday 01/29/18, Gov Jay Inslee announced he will not approve the Tesoro-Savage oil terminal the vendors proposed to be built at the Port of Vancouver. The terminal had already been rejected by the Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC), and tacitly by the citizens of Clark County when they elected Don Orange overwhelmingly on his anti-oil terminal platform.
The Governor and EFSEC cited similar non-mitigating circumstances leading to their decisions. They included dangers from seismic risks, oil spills and train wreck risks, and inability to control a fire or explosion. Read the article and Jay's remarks in the Seattle Times - LINK
Current Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler was interviewed at length by The Columbian Editorial Board last week. The agenda was lengthy, but one of the subjects was the recent Tax Cut bill and her vote in favor of it. Greg Jayne's Sunday (01/28/18) editorial gently trashes the Tax Cut bill, and thus Jaime, as only he can do it. Enjoy his work at LINK
On SNL's Weekend Update, Colin Jost rolled a list of Republican achievements. It quickly displayed "Tax Cut Bill" and "Government Shutdown" and cut back to Jost about to sip his coffee. He had to put his coffee downand say, "That's it?".
The R's were supposed to mitigate with the D's over the last several year's some immigration reform to achieve a fair solution to the undocumented children of immigrants and also prevent excess illegal immigration. This has not been done, so the R's get credited with the Government Shutdown.
Valerie Brady Rongey, past State Party Vice-Chair tweeted that the shutdown "is an example of kids not doing their homework for 12 months and then blaming the smart kid for not letting them cheat off their test".
Froma Harrop is a columnist for for Creators.com and regularly appears in our local Columbian. Today (Sunday 01/21/18) she reports on why the GOP doesn't address immigration issues - they get more attention from the base by being able to bring it up as a national travesty and bounce the issue around as a distraction. Read her excellent op-ed
Four people are running for Congressional Representative from the 3rd Congressional District - to replace JHB. The current candidates are:
They were recently interviewed by Mike Delasandro and Jeff Angelo on Unfiltered Radio Podcast. A link to that podcast >> LINK
Once at that page, click the > Orange Arrow at "Unfiltered Radio" near the top.
Robinson of the Washington Post tracks the the worsening of Trump, the growing energy of the electorate via The Women's March, Democratic victories in Va & AL as Anti-Trump measures,and points us to the Nov 2018 elections as a solution.
We have a serious race going in Congressional District 3 to unseat the Herrera incumbent. Focusing our dollars, our time and, our energy on a winning candidate can banish Jaime.
MoveOn HOLIDAY POTLUCK FORUM This is an opportunity to share some holiday food, hear updates from several groups and rub shoulders with people from other Progressive organizations. Doors open at 11:30, Sunday, December 10th. Our one hour program will include 5 minute talks from Moms Demand Action (update on gun legislation), Don Steinke of the Sierra Club (Life after the oil terminal fight) and Richard McClusky from CHAP, Compassionate Humans Against Poverty. Bring a dish to share and a beverage. MoveOn will provide plates, silverware, napkins, cups, water and coffee. The event will be held at the Genealogical Society, 616 Grand Avenue, Vancouver, WA. Preferred parking is beside the building and is accessed from Evergreen. Please don’t park in front of Bader Beer/wine as they are open on Sunday. RSVP by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone no. and no. of attendees. If you can help with set up or cleanup please include that info. Thank You. Hope to see you there!!!!