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2013 Local Election is About Jobs…but what about Water? How does Whatcom County fix this?

Today has been another bellwether day, where more problems are being created than resolved.  As the voting for local candidates and issues in Whatcom County has begun,  the staff at “Whatcom Wins,” (aka: Whatcom Democrats) have attempted to turn the conversation to; trains, railroads, coal, CO2, global warming, water quality, GMO’s and everything under their green moldy kitchen sinks.  But their dirty little secret, which most of the local voters have no idea of, is that they continue to actively work in the background with WA State DOE and Whatcom County Planning and Development Services, to change the language in our local and state water code.   Current code allows for property owners to put in a well and septic system to improve their property for small, rural farms and residential living.  This lifestyle could be coming to an abrupt halt if our elected quasi-judicial County Council representatives swings towards the extreme, progressive agenda, that the Whatcom Democrat Central Committee has embraced.  A great resource for anyone who currently takes their water from a private well is this group: Whatcom Private Well Owners.  Connect with this organization to stay abreast of what’s happening with rural water/septic regulations and code. Please …

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Whatcom Wins? Resolution to Oppose Development "On or Near" Cherry Point Approved by Local Democrat Central Committee

Apparently there’s going to be little fan-fare, or media attention given to the July 18th, 2013 resolutions adopted at the Whatcom County Democrat Central Committee meeting.  There was overwhelming approval for these three resolutions, of which two did receive Bellingham Herald media attention, but not the Resolution to Honor the Lummi Nation’s Sacred Lands and Waters of Cherry Point. It’s hard to understand why a party that says it supports labor would approve this resolution?  Especially, since it is well in advance of receiving the results from the State of Washington’s environmental impact statement (EIS), which has been given carte blanche to scope the Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) project impacts from an unprecedented global viewpoint.  The Department of Ecology will be looking at the effects that this project will have on train traffic, coal, site-development, employment, natural resource uses and so many other hoops-for-them-to-jump, that it would create one, huge run-on-sentence; all at an unprecedented global level.  But, what is an even greater quandary to me is; Why do the local labor halls continue to organize and support a party that has, and continues to chase out legal, viable, manufacturing and production jobs from Whatcom County?  According to my sources, the …

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Bellingham City Council and Port Commissioner Candidates Highlighted at last Wednesday’s ~ 2013 Whatcom Tea Party Candidate Forum

  2013 Bellingham City Council and Port of Bellingham Political Candidates VIEW SLIDE SHOW DOWNLOAD ALL Last Wednesday, July 24th, 2013, the Whatcom Tea Party held their second Candidate Forum. This forum focused on the people who are running for the Bellingham City Council and the Port of Bellingham positions.  There was less  audience in attendance (I have it on good authority that there was a Fun-raiser being held at the same time for Barry Buchanan and Pinky Vargas; the Fun-raiser was organized by Lisa McShane and Kathy Lehman who are the master developers of the County Council slate of candidates for the Whatcom Win’s promotion) but, there was still a relatively good balance of people in the audience to participate.  The audience questions were focused on; the GP Waterfront development, Emergency Management Service funding, Jobs, Water Quality, Biodiversity, the City and Ports spending and budget priorities, Enticing New Business to Bellingham/Whatcom County as well as retaining the Local Businesses already here.  Each candidate who had agreed to participate showed up (again I want to thank them all for that) and answered the questions directly.  At this forum I did see distinct differences in each of the candidates platform.  The …

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Whatcom County Council Candidates Highlighted at the 4th Annual ~ 2013 Whatcom Tea Party Candidate Forum

Update (7/26/2013) The Whatcom Tea Party Candidate Forum’s provide the audience not only the opportunity to attend a live forum where they can ask candidates a question of their own choosing, but included in the handouts is a ratings sheet  for each of the candidates (including any who are running but did not participate in the forum).  I’ve captured an image of the results of their rating poll for you to see and embedded a link to the Whatcom Tea Party post. Within the halls of the Ferndale High School Auditorium, the Whatcom Tea Party’s 4th Annual 2013 Candidate Forum was well attended by a balance of residents from all sides of the political spectrum.  The questions ranged from Agenda 21, Growth Management, Water, Property Rights, Biodiversity and Gun Rights.  Each candidate who had agreed to participated showed up (thank you) well prepared to address the audience’s questions.  From this observers perspective, I cannot say that I saw a lot of differences in the Candidates, except subtly when the subject of individual property rights, gun rights and whether the Whatcom County Council should take their responsibility to protect individual private property rights to the level of judicial litigation.  Ah, but I’d rather …

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