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Submitted by Phil Scott on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 10:39am.
Regular time, regular place - Brick House Bar and Grill, 15th and Main, 7 PM. Let's talk recall of Mielke & Madore.
Submitted by Phil Scott on Fri, 05/10/2013 - 6:04pm.
Tomorrow, Saturday, there will be a meeting to discuss the recall of these two scalawags. It will be at the Firefighters Union hall, 2807 Fruit Valley Road at 3:30 PM.
This Tuesday we will have our regular meeting at the regular time and place, Brick House Bar and Grill, 15th and Main, 7 PM. Looking forward to seeing you.
Submitted by Phil Scott on Sun, 05/05/2013 - 6:04pm.
Submitted by Phil Scott on Sun, 05/05/2013 - 6:00pm.
Would you hire Don Benton as Director of Environmental Services for Clark County? Talk about hiring a fox to guard the environmental henhouse. This guy is a disaster.
He is the, State Republican Senator in the 17th LD. County Commissioner Madore and his lackey, Commissioner Tom Mielke, voted on May 1 to put Benton in the environmental job, while retaining his Senate post. This bypasses the normal hiring practices for County department heads. The environmental job salary has been $118,000.
There's data that says Benton is not qualified.
The third Commissioner, Steve Stuart, is justifiably angry over the proceedings and labelled it "political cronyism".
Benton has been very critical of the CRC bridge replacement project as have Madore and Mielke.
Join others on Tue May 07 at 6:00 PM at the Public Service Building, 1300 Franklin St, to discuss the error of Benton's appointment.
Submitted by Phil Scott on Sat, 04/06/2013 - 12:29pm.
This Tuesday evening at the Brick House, 15th and Main downtown Vancouver.
Obama is bending over so far backward to reach a deal with the R's that his head is on the ground. Chained CPI is the latest cave in. Cutting back Social Security cost of living raises will affect seniors dramatically in the coming years. He is the first Democratic president to fail to protect Social Security.
Express your outrage this Tuesday starting at 7 PM. Then do something about it.
Submitted by Phil Scott on Fri, 04/05/2013 - 12:12pm.
Our country has suffered catastrophic economic and environmental devastation as a result of the ensuing imbalance of political and economic power over the power of the people. This power has been granted to corporate entities by affording them constitutional rights designed for human beings. I am starting my journey to Deny corporate personhood at the city level in Vancouver Washington to pass a resolution to Deny corporations human rights while giving corporations privileges that we the people grant them.
That's why I signed a petition to Timothy Leavitt, Mayor of the City of Vancouver, Jeanne Harris, City of Vancouver Council Member, Jeanne Stewart, The City of Vancouver Council Member, Larry Smith, The City of Vancouver Council Member, Jack Burkman, Vancouver City Council Member, Bart Hansen, Vancouver City Council Member, Bill Turlay, Vancouver City Council Member, Linda Brewster, and Barbara Council, which says:
"Support restoring our democracy to we the people."
Will you sign the petition too? Click here to add your name:
Submitted by Phil Scott on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 12:05am.
Submitted by Phil Scott on Mon, 03/11/2013 - 2:04am.
Back to the Brick House Tavern at 15th and Main, downtown Vancouver. 7 PM. Hope to see you there for friendly chat and a cool refreshment.
ILWU strike and charges of sabotage. What do you think?
And we have a Secretary of Defense who actually was awarded a couple of Purple Heart medals while serving as an enlisted man in Vietnam. What a contrast to the chicken hawks who got us involved in the unpleasantness of the past decade.
Drones are flying over the Middle East and Yemen. Whaddaya think?
See you there.
Submitted by Phil Scott on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 12:49pm.
Note the location: 105 E 25th Street, Vancouver, WA. It is directly across 25th from True Value, close to Main. Thanks to SEIU local 775 for providing the venue.(http://seiu775.org/).
(1)the plight of Home Care Workers - I am sure SEIU will have some thoughts on the matter.
(3). The State of the Union - what was said and what was not.
(4). The state of the world's climate and the potential impact of those rail cars planned to come rumbling through our fair city.
(5). Friday will be the 15th anniversary of the largest protest the world has ever seen. The invasion of Iraq went ahead anyway.
(6). On Feb. 23, Bradley Manning will have been in prison 1000 days, his right to a speedy trial notwithstanding.
(7). The future of progressive radio in the region.
(8). And any other topics our lively imaginations may conjure up.
There will be beer. And wine. Feel free to bring other food or beverage you may enjoy.
Any questions? No? Good.
Submitted by Phil Scott on Sun, 02/10/2013 - 3:55am.
This Tuesday, February 12. SEIU, Local 775 offices, 105 E. 25th Street, Vancouver. Here's the deal: President Obama's State of the Union address begins at 6:00 PM West coast time and our meeting begins at 7:00, with an optional potluck half an hour earlier. We can watch the coverage on their computer monitors and the Republican's blather will occur shortly after Obama finishes speaking.
The Sierra Club has been contacted to discuss the coal train issue but we haven't heard from them. Similarly, Kari Chisholm has been invited. He has been active in getting progressive radio working again, but we haven't heard from him either.
What with Obama's talk, the R's response and one or more of our mystery speakers we guarantee a lively discussion.
Beer will be available.
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