27 Apr

King Inslee

Governor Inslee’s press conference today was enlightening, but probably not in the way he intended. He threw the peons a few bones and will start to open some outdoor activities.

I find it interesting that he will “allow” certain activities the day after his stay home order is set to expire, yet he provided no plan or path to reopen our state. The cynic in me suspects, 1) he has no plan and has no idea what he’s doing and, more importantly, 2) he plans on extending his stay home order. Otherwise why was today’s press conference not more comprehensive?

On a number of occasions since I declared as a candidate I have been asked if I would throw Inslee and/or Ferguson in jail. This isn’t the time or place to get into the weeds on the issue, but generally speaking the proper way to rid ourselves of poor representatives is through elections. I guarantee you if I’m elected there will be plenty of people on the far left who will want me prosecuted.

However, we have reached an unprecedented point in our state and our country. We have a governor, who relying on faulty data, has willingly and knowingly violated our civil rights. As information and actual data (as opposed to models) comes in, it is even more apparent that the reasons for the shutdown of our state were erroneous, and the purported goal of the shutdown (“flattening the curve” to prevent our healthcare system from being overwhelmed) has been achieved.

And yet in the face of this knowledge Governor Inslee continues to willingly and knowingly violate our civil rights.

The damage has been done and there are some who will never recover from Inslee’s actions. Even if he reopened our state tonight, it is too late.

I have serious concerns about Inslee’s blasé reaction to those who have been protesting for their civil rights. If the people who have been harmed by the State of Washington’s actions ultimately prevail in court, who will be on the hook for any monetary award? You, me, all of us. I believe Inslee doesn’t care because any price for his actions will ultimately be borne by the tax-payers.

Inslee needs to appreciate that he has some skin in the game.

If elected I will launch a *criminal* investigation into Inslee’s handling of the Corona/COVID outbreak, and I will partner with federal authorities to maximize the avenues to hold him accountable. Probable cause to believe that any crime has been committed will result in prosecution.

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24 Apr

My pledge regarding Corona/COVID

If you have been following me you will know that from early on I urged caution regarding Corona/COVID but I was very skeptical of the models and the media reporting since neither matched what was happening before our eyes.

With each passing day information and actual data (as opposed to “experts” “guessing” with their models) continues to point to COVID, while being deadly for some, is not nearly as deadly for the vast majority of people as we were lead to believe.

I have been highly critical of Ferguson’s multiple lawsuits against the federal government. In spite of that criticism I have acknowledged that there is a time and place for resolution of disputes between a state and the federal governments in the courts.

I suspect COVID will be one.

If elected I will investigate ALL aspects of Washington State’s response to COVID. If that investigation reveals probable cause to believe that anyone in the public (government officials) or private sector committed a criminal act I will prosecute.

If that investigation demonstrates by a preponderance of the evidence that the federal government (through the CDC or otherwise) intentionally or negligently misled the people of Washington as to the severity of the disease which resulted in our state government suspending civil rights and causing incalculable damage to the people of our state, I will absolutely sue the federal government.

I find it ironic that Sideshow, who seemingly sues President Trump every chance he gets, has been silent on THE issue that arguably has had more of a direct impact on the people of our state that any of his other lawsuits, perhaps combined. But he “fights for the people,” right?

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25 Mar

My response to COVID criticism

I’ve gotten a lot of flak over the past couple days over posts I’ve made about Corona/COVID so let me make myself as clear as I can…I would hope you would want to vote for someone who isn’t easily swayed and can withstand adversity.

Corona IS serious. Especially to those who are older or who have underlying conditions. I urge everyone to do what you need to do to keep yourselves and your families safe. This shouldn’t have to be a PSA for the CDC, but wash your hands, cover your cough, and if you are in a high risk group or come in contact with those who are, absolutely minimize your contact with other people.

My wife is a registered nurse working in Washington’s epicenter. She could contract Corona at any time while caring for others. I don’t wish illness on anyone.

However, it is important to keep things in perspective. I am saddened by those who perish and for the loved ones they leave behind to mourn. The ugly truth is death is all around us. Heart disease. Drug overdoses. Car crashes. We lose many more people to those things than it appears we will lose to Corona. Does that make it any better? Of course not.

But we have come to accept those other losses as part of life. What makes Corona different?

The media.

The media has been peddling panic, and far too many are buying. I am truly shocked at the number of people who have witnessed and acknowledged media lies and biased reporting (since most obviously 2015) are suddenly taking the media as gospel. Nothing has changed. You are still the same and they are still peddling the same propaganda.

I am also shocked at the number of people who have Gadsden flag avatars on their social media who are ok with the government suspending your civil rights (yes, including 2A) in the name of fighting Corona. So much for “from my cold dead hands.”

I’ve had comments that WWII vets gave up their rights for us, and we should do the same for them. That is absolutely incorrect. Those brave souls risked and many gave their lives to protect our rights that we could continue to live as a free society. The comparison between WWII and this current situation is asinine. Get over yourselves.

The US lost approximately 416,000 troops during WWII.

As of this writing there have been 123 deaths in Washington linked to Corona. Not to minimize those deaths but most had underlying health problems.

In the meantime, People are losing their jobs. The economy is tanking.

Our government is making moves that should alarm everyone. Cities are releasing criminals from jails and prisons while deeming firearms shops non-essential and ordering them closed.

Because of the virus jails are not accepting many arrests. So a person who doesn’t care about the law and has nothing to fear from committing more crimes will choose not to harm you and your family why?

Some cities have decreed that carrying a firearm during this “emergency” is now a crime.

In other words, the government is too busy to protect you right now, and also too busy to “allow” you to protect yourself.

The Governor is restricting people’s ability to gather for whatever reason, including worship, even if those people accept the risk. The Governor is suspending open meetings and open records laws.

In times of crisis we do not suspend or give up our rights, we more zealously safeguard them.

To compare our current situation to WWII is a slap in the face to all those who sacrificed for us. They did not fight and die for us to surrender to our civil authorities under these circumstances. Man-up. Woman-up. Do what YOU need to do to take care of yourselves and your families, but don’t lie down and accept the curtailment of EVERYONE’S rights.

I fully recognize that this position may cost me some support and some votes. That is fine. I want people to vote for me because they believe in me, not because I’ve effectively pandered to them, or I’m a member of their party, or I’ve dodged enough issues that they have no idea what I stand for.

To borrow the sentiment from Andrew Wilkow, I am an individual patriot first, conservative second, republican third.

If elected I will fight for ALL the rights of ALL Washingtonians.

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24 Mar

Unprecedented government overreach

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24 Feb

Ferguson demands cooperation with NOT cooperating with the federal government

If you think that Sideshow cares about rights or the rule of law, you would be mistaken.

Let’s say the FBI comes to your home without a warrant and they ask to come inside and have a look around. What you tell them is completely up to you. You *could* let them in or you *could* tell them not without a warrant. It is your decision to make.

Now imagine the State of Washington has told you that if you allow the FBI into your home without a warrant, the AG’s Office will ruin you financially.

Granted, it’s not a perfect analogy but this is essentially what Sideshow has done to Greyhound; interfered with the company’s right to decide for itself whether it wants to cooperate with federal law enforcement. It’s disgraceful actually.

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18 Feb

Who does Sideshow work for? (2/18/20 ed.)

A King County Superior Court judge recently rejected a legal challenge to title only bills.

You will never guess who provided the judge with the rationale for rejecting the challenge. Your very own “I’m fighting for the people!” Sideshow Bob Ferguson. Ferguson sided with the legislature instead of fighting for transparency and the ensuring the governed have actually given their consent.

Make sure you think about this: A member of the executive branch convinced a member of the judicial branch that some things the legislative branch does is beyond judicial review.

Our system of government provides checks and balances on each branch of government. Ferguson’s unwillingness to check the power of the legislature to the detriment of the people of Washington disqualifies him to continue serving as our attorney general.

As attorney general I will put an end to title only bills. I will work for you, the people of Washington.

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12 Feb

The hypocrisy of Bob Ferguson, February 12, 2020 edition

In one of Sideshow’s countless lawsuits against the Trump Administration Ferguson implied that the federal government lacked compassion for children. Yesterday Sideshow patted himself on the back when legislation—that he asked for—advanced in the legislature, which would prohibit solitary confinement for juveniles who have been incarcerated.

As it stands it is exceedingly difficult in Washington to keep a juvenile in custody, even for very serious offenses.

Let’s say a juvenile commits an armed robbery and ends up being detained. If that juvenile, while in custody, continues to violate the law by assaulting, or even sexually assaulting, another person whether a fellow detainee, a staff member, or their own lawyer, how is that juvenile supposed to be managed?

Under Ferguson’s legislation, it would be illegal to isolate that juvenile from victims or potential victims. The state has a duty to protect everyone in its care or custody, regardless of how that person came to be there. Sideshow’s legislation mandates that predators have access to victims—literally a captive audience.

Where is Ferguson’s compassion for children?

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11 Feb

US DOJ starts to crackdown on criminal illegal alien sanctuaries

From US AG William Barr’s press conference yesterday:

“… we are meticulously reviewing the actions of certain district attorneys who have adopted policies of charging foreign nationals with lesser offenses for the express purpose of avoiding the federal immigration consequences of those nationals’ criminal conduct. In pursuing their personal ambitions and misguided notions of equal justice, these district attorneys are systematically violating the rule of law and may even be unlawfully discriminating against American citizens.”

Who is the only candidate for Washington State Attorney General who has publicly stated that sanctuary policies discriminate against US citizens and legal residents? (Hint: it’s me)

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06 Feb

Do you want to help take back our state?

I’m often asked by people, what can they do to help? As a first-time candidate (not a career politician!) not affiliated with a political party the first thing that springs to mind is money. Every little bit helps. “We the People” are up against massive money machines.

People can help spread the word of my campaign. Not everyone is on Facebook or Twitter. I have yard signs available.

If you have a special skill or interest and willing to donate some time, I’ll take that too.

But I am convinced that the single best thing you can do for me, for yourself, for our state, is to make sure EVERYONE you know is registered to vote and casts ballots in August and November. If you do that we will have a new governor, lt. governor and attorney general next year.

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05 Feb


From President Trump’s State of the Union last night:

“Senator Thom Tillis has introduced legislation to allow Americans like Jody to sue Sanctuary Cities and States when a loved one is hurt or killed as a result of these deadly policies. I ask the Congress to pass the Justice for Victims of Sanctuary Cities Act immediately. The United States of America should be a sanctuary for law-abiding Americans — not criminal aliens!”

As I have said repeatedly, the law-abiding are not second class citizens.

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