Governor candidate Bill Bryant on Whidbey June 10th

Governor candidate Bill Bryant will be on Whidbey Island all day on June 10th

12 – 1:30PM ish   open luncheon at China City Freeland.

3:30 – 4:30PM  Meet and greet at Whidbey Coffee on Pioneer Way Oak Harbor

5 – 6PM Deception Pass Tour with photo opp  $100 per person

6 – 8PM   Reception at the Pfeiffers.    Please RSVP to Sandi Peterson sandipete@comcast.net

Come Meet Bill Bryant — GOP Gubernatorial Candidate

Bill is an entrepreneur and was elected eight years ago to the King County / Seattle Port Commission, where he has earned bipartisan praise for:

Cutting property taxes; Defending middle-class jobs; Protecting Puget Sound; Working regionally to reduce freight-related traffic congestion; Consolidating the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma to keep jobs in Washington; Reducing the Port’s carbon footprint and lowering air pollution; Supporting workforce development programs to help people find jobs.

Bill graduated from Capital High School in Olympia, and worked his way through college at Georgetown University, earning a degree in trade and diplomacy.

COME MEET BILL:

WHERE: Camano Island Library, 848 N Sunrise Boulevard, Camano Island  98282 WHEN:  Tuesday, March 29, 2016 – 6:00 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m. HOSTED BY: Camano Island Women’s Republican Club

If you think we need new leadership in Olympia, if you want a pragmatic leader who can pull people together to get stuff done, we think you’ll like Bill Bryant.

For more info call 360-387-5886, or email crab.e.mike@gmail.com.

 

Angie Homola is back, she is running against Barbara Bailey in the 10th Legislative District

Unbelievable yes but she is back. Having nothing to show for her 4 year stint as Island County Commissioner she now thinks she can win against Barbara Bailey. On what record she is running on we don’t know as she certainly does not have a good one in this County.

Angie Homola was fired from the Island County Planning Department and went on to run for Island County Commissioner in 2008 and won by 60 votes over Mac McDowell. She lost her seat in the 2012 election to Jill Johnson who bested her by 852 votes. Island County was fed up with Angie and her antics.

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Marc Hennemann will be running against Rick Larsen for United States Representative in the 2nd Congressional District

Many of you in Island County may remember Marc, he ran for Island County Commissioner in 2014 narrowly losing in the Primary.

He is now going to face off against Rick Larsen for US Representative for the 2nd Congressional District.

Marc is a resident of Camano Island and brings a lot of real world experience which will benefit us all if he wins. He is a veteran with 21 years of service, a school teacher and an author who brings a range of experience to the table that Rick Larsen cannot match.

Take a look at his website, it has a lot of good information about Marc and where he stands on the important issues of the day.

http://www.marc4congress.com

LaVoy Finicum’s last ride

Canada Free Press By  Gary Hunt
Original Article

LaVoy Finicum’s last ride

“I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” —Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775

Note: Times given are referenced to the aerial time stamps, minus eight hours.  Quotations are based upon the best recollection of the witnesses.

I had lunch with Ammon Bundy while the Sharp family sang.  It was the first time I had met Ammon, and we went over the articles I intended to write about the events that led up to the actions of January 2, 2016, with the investiture of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge administration complex, since renamed the Harney County Resource Center.  The subjects for the articles were the misunderstanding of the people of Burns as to what source resulted in the fear and anxiety then extant in the town of Burns, and the information available in the “public” records contained in the filing cabinets at the refuge that might show the use of subterfuge in the obtaining of land to extend the federal “ownership”, not only in the Refuge, but throughout Harney County.

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ISLAND COUNTY REPUBLICANS GATHER FOR CAUCUS

The Island County Republican Party is hosting Precinct Caucuses at 3 locations around the County on February 20th.    

Doors will open at 8:30 AM.  Caucus begins promptly at 10:00.

We gather to elect alternates and delegates to our County Convention who will then vie for a spot to go on the State and National Conventions.  We will also discuss platform and resolution ideas.

Caucus is a grass roots opportunity to meet like-minded neighbors, discuss ideas,  share information and to help shape the Party’s Platform.   We are excited to have any one in the community who shares our conservative values come and be a part of the process that helps make our nation great.

You will be required to sign a document certifying you are a Republican, a duly registered voter and legal resident of your Precinct, and that you will not or have not participated in the 2016 caucus or convention system of any other party. You will also be asked to present ID.

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Washington State Legislature introduces 3 new bills that will ban all common firearms

Rep. Jim Moeller’s HB 2354 would ban so-called “assault weapons”, in which nearly every modern firearm is defined as an “assault weapon”. Parts of Section 1 of the bill reads as follows:

“(27) “Assault weapon” means:

(a) A semiautomatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and has one or more of the following:

(i) A pistol grip or thumbhole stock;

(ii) Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by the non trigger hand;

(iii) A folding or telescoping stock;

(iv) A shroud attached to the barrel, or that partially or completely encircles the barrel, allowing the bearer to hold the firearm with the non trigger hand without being burned, but excluding a slide that encloses the barrel;

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Why is Donald Trump so popular?

You’ve been on vacation for two weeks, you come home, and your basement is infested with raccoons. Hundreds of rabid, messy, mean raccoons have overtaken your basement. You want them gone immediately so you hire a guy. A pro. You don’t care if the guy smells, you need those raccoons gone pronto and he’s the guy to do it! You don’t care if the guy swears, you don’t care if he’s an alcoholic, you don’t care how many times he’s been married, you don’t care if he voted for Obama, you don’t care if he has plumber’s crack…you simply want those raccoons gone! You want your problem fixed! He’s the guy. He’s the best. Period.

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4 years ago this month–Oak Harbor meth house busted, neighbors relieved

From the Whidbey News Times October 15 2011

Bob Severns blamed for continuing problems with Meth House his son was using.

“Jack Daniel, another neighbor, said the issue has been going on for four years. It’s been so troublesome that he and the condo association haved hired lawyers to try and get Severns barred from the neighborhood but with no luck. He blames the man’s father, City Councilman Bob Severns,  and soft judges for not doing enough to solve the problem.”

“He just keeps coming back,” Daniel said.

Read the entire article here:

http://www.whidbeynewstimes.com/news/131890063.html

Bob Severns is a horrible choice for Mayor. He chooses to do nothing about our youth drug problem, even his own son was terrorizing the community and he allowed it to continue. He has been in a position to help as a councilman and has done nothing…it is as if the problem does not exist.

We need better than this for Oak Harbor.

Harvard University Study Reveals Astonishing Link Between Firearms, Crime and Gun Control

According to a study in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, which cites the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the United Nations International Study on Firearms Regulation, the more guns a nation has, the less criminal activity.
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Why we should NOT vote for Bob Severns for Mayor of Oak Harbor

Bob Severns has no respect for our Open Meeting Laws:

The city’s sub committees were meeting with a quorum of city council members present until the attorney general issued a decision that the sub committees, or standing committees were meeting illegally if a quorum of councilmen were present and was against the law if not advertised as a special meeting.

Mr. Severns was all in with violating our open public meetings act and voted to keep our subcommittee meetings from changing to keep the city from violating the law.

Bob Severns has no respect for the appearance of conflict laws:
During the Pioneer Way revitalization where Pioneer Way traffic was to be turned into a one way with the other leg of the one way being on Bayshore Drive their were calls for Mr. Severns to recuse himself because he was partners in property owned on Bayshore Drive. Mr. Severns refused to recuse himself. Mr. Severns made jokes at a subsequent city council meeting where the issue of a contract for dredging the marina was on the table.
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Dave Wechner is no longer Director of Island County Planning and Community Development

No real details but he has cleaned out his desk and is no longer employed by the county.

Not too surprising as I knew of several people who have had some pretty major issues with the planning department.

I am sure time will eventually tell us what happened. Or…not. In the way of all good government employers we may never hear the real reason for his departure. Our last planning director left the county, sued and the county settled the lawsuit. The citizens never did get any explanation and probably never will because discussion amongst the commissioners was held under executive session and the settlement was all handled by the county’s insurance pool who then claim an exemption to our public records act for lawyer/client privilege.. Nice eh? They pay, we lose and we never even get to know why. Are not we the ones paying those bills?

Island County Republican Party Precinct Committee Officer and Caucus training

This Saturday, October 10, at 9:00 AM at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge,  the Island County Republican Party will be training its Precinct Committee Officers and others interested in helping at our caucus which will be held in February 2016.

Caucus is the first step in having your voice heard on a state and national level and also in becoming a delegate to your county convention, which could lead to your being a delegate at State and then National convention.

We need helpers in many capacities for this event.  Things like efficiently checking folks in, running the individual precinct meeting,  (which are held in 3 different locations around our county), helping with speakers and just making sure things run smoothly in general.

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