Comment history

Open forum, Aug 25-31

roger: Internet history, is, indeed, discoverable under the FOIA laws. I've requested them and received them. Clark County only keeps a certain time frame, however. I would have to look that up as I don't have it in the front of my noggin. In other words, you cannot ask for a year's worth of internet history. I'll look up an APIL blog that shows it. The Columbian obviously requested it, too. :)

As a government employee who needed access to some blocked sites myself (ordering of materials on commercial sites), we just always had to enter the password to temporarily unblock the site. After we were done, it auto reverted to blocked status again. FB was always blocked for the students at school.

August 26, 2014 at 8:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Aug 25-31

jacjak: There is a password that some managers have access to that allows them to unblock the site. I imagine Madore knows the code. :)

August 25, 2014 at 4:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Aug 25-31

Many Washington counties are developing social media policies for their employees and elected officials for good reason.

A good rule is to stay off FB at work. For everyone. Period.

At Clark County, it is a blocked site. I have seen a copy of Madore's internet history for a specific date range and he is "warned" and "blocked" often enough to make me wonder: who is watching his internet usage?

I am sure he is not the only one over at the CC Service Center who is guilty, but, he is using it to communicate with all constituents. Or so he says. Except he does not want to hear criticism from constituents. His "Frustration Relief Department" only listens to those who flatter and fawn.

August 25, 2014 at 3:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Aug 18-24

roger: I keep wondering if there is going to be the undervote issue from the Republicans in November's election. I am thinking similar to what the Dems did with the Mark Boldt/Madore race.

About the Charter: there is some confusion I have personally noted among my educator friends. Those who don't follow Clark County politics, think "charter" refers to "charter schools." Should have used the term "home rule" instead?

August 25, 2014 at 5:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Aug 18-24

Hawkman @ 3:17 PM: Very funny…….Yeah, you bet. I believed him. :{

August 24, 2014 at 5:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Aug 18-24

"I shall not seek to censor anyone from speaking their mind on any issue. Any attempt to do so would be a form of oppression and tyranny that I strongly oppose."

-------David Madore, November 28, 2011

August 24, 2014 at 3:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Aug 18-24

jacjak: Lies of omission are rampant during crazy season (election time). Failure to disclose relevant details, like financial relationships (Lynda Wilson's company, DeWils, is a corporate sponsor of the Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival) diminishes trust. Did she essentially "buy" that table? A reasonable question to ask.

The other day, Liz Pike was crowing about being on CNN. The full truth is, she was one of 16 local lawmakers who were interviewed by Comcast Newsmakers, which is shown in 4 minute segments to LOCAL markets on CNN Headline News. In other words, no one outside the Clark County market is going to get the joy of seeing her smile "on CNN." But, the way she presented it, you'd think she bagged an interview with Anderson Cooper. :)

Leaving out facts is a technique to fool voters. I know many politicians do it and it drives me nuts.
goldenoldie: I appreciate your words of good will yesterday.

August 24, 2014 at 7:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Aug 18-24

Anyone going to the Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival this weekend? Good lineup.

I was surprised to see Lynda Wilson (running against Monica Stonier) and her 24 carat gold smile and Rolex manning her own table there. No other politicians seem to have a table. I was hoping for a hiatus this weekend from the glad handing crowd.

DeWils, the company she owns with her husband, is a corporate sponsor of the festival this year. Maybe it was a condition of the sponsorship. :)

August 23, 2014 at 1:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Aug 18-24

Clark County's refusal to pay Ray Spencer's 9 million dollar jury award is costing the taxpayers, you and I, $2700 a day in interest. The 9th Circuit Court will take years to hear this appeal and will very likely eventually side with Spencer. The interest amounts to almost one million dollars a year. Boggles the mind.
Anyone hear how the GOP PCO meeting went last night? Did they side with Greg Kimsey, Mark Maggiora, and Garry Lucas in supporting the Charter? Or did they postpone the vote? No Columbian coverage on it.

August 22, 2014 at 7:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Aug 18-24

Forum pals: There is a third quarter Republican PCO meeting tonight at the downtown library from 6-9 pm.

There will be dueling discussions about the pros and cons of the Charter, with some PCO's supporting it. Greg Kimsey's statement will be the elephant in the room.

I hope someone from the Columbian (Lauren Dake?) covers this.

nailingit: I was a Buckley fan when I was a liberal hippie in college. Read The National Review along with the Village Voice. I always prefer those intellectuals, no matter what their politics. Now the Review has fallen into the tea party trap and Buckley, well, who knows where he ended up after he died, but I miss those brains. I am sure he is doing somersaults on the other side…..

August 21, 2014 at 10:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )