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From: R. Patriot 11/6/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again.  My live in girl friend and I have both cast our ballots and we expect to see a crimson wave move over America. We voted to get rid of our Lesbian governor and voted yes on all of the numbered ballot measures. I am stocking up on extra ammunition so that we will be prepared to fight off the brown invasion that is threatening our borders.  We don’t need more murderers, drug peddlers, rapists, and Moslem terrorists in our country.  We have enough of our own as it is. Our democracy is being threatened by evil thugs like George Soros and Barbra Streisand. If we love God and love America, we will vote Republican and give our President more power so that he can stand up to these evil thugs. Our freedom is a fragile thing and we need to protect it.

God Bless America.


From: Smokey 11/6/18

I am still working in Centralia. Been traveling back and forth from home and the new Burger place there.  Trying to get things set up and trying to teach the people how to work together.  Suzanne says that she wants to write some more on my blog, so, for today, I am turning things over to her.

Hi… Smokey is letting me finish up for him. I am concerned for the poor people who are moving up north from Guatemala and the Honduras. A large number of them are presently in Mexico City Many are families traveling with small children. Some say they left because they were threatened by gang members or had lost relatives to gang violence; others say they hope to work and secure a good education for their children and send money to support loved ones back home. The Mexican government is helping them with medical support, food and clothes. Many will probably stay in Mexico, while others will try and continue traveling to the US. They are still a long way from our borders. President Trump is mobilizing 5 to15,000 troops to meet them. What this means is that there will be one to three soldiers for every refugee… assuming that they will even make it to the USA in their search for refuge.   Some how I think that is an awful waste of money, time, and our military when facing a group made mostly up of women and children.  Still it is something that the President can use to try and stir up fear, hate and energize his base. It is a shame that the man lacks compassion, understand, or appreciation of what America really is supposed to stand for.


From: R. Patriot 10/31/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again.

My live in girl friend and I are pleased to see our President show compassion and respect for the old Jews that were killed by a deranged shooter. He placed a wreath of flowers on their graves. His Jew Son in law and his daughter helped him show respect.  It is a sorry thing, but you can understand why Robert Bowers was so upset. Our President has explained that the reason this happened is because of all the fake news and the lies that the liberal press is saying about him.  Robert Bowers was afraid of these Jew organizations encouraging refugees.  These stupid people don’t realize that there are Muslim terrorists hiding among them. Our President has pointed out that HIAS (the Hebrew Refugee agency) is encouraging these people to come over here. These Jews have brought this terrible thing upon themselves by their support of HIAS and that Georg Soros. (Soros is an evil man who helped the NAZI’s and is trying to use his money to destroy America). These countries that he is encouraging, are not sending over their brightest and best, they are sending over their dregs. We are getting rapists, murderers and Muslims. We are getting people who may murder and rape us in our sleep.  All our President wants to do is keep America safe. He wants the best for our country, not the dregs. If we are to take in anyone, they should be wealthy white European Christians, not the awful people that live in shithole countries or are south of our border.  I hope you will support our President and will pray with me that our President will be allowed to continue to keep us safe.

God bless America.


From: Smokey 10/31/18

I am in the process of helping set up a Burger Place in Centralia. Once again, I am having Suzanne (my wife) write my blog for me.

I am very upset with things that have happened this month. We have had pipe bombs sent to people who opposed Donald trump, two black people have been killed by a racist in a Kroger Market in Kentucky and 11 innocent old people were killed while they were worshiping in a Pittsburgh Synagogue.  USA Today says that hate crimes are up in American’s largest cities, and the ADL says that last year we have seen a 57% increase of hate crimes over former years.  Donald Trump has not been calling for peace, understanding or kindness. This man has been using the Presidency to preach hate and fear. He is telling people that we are in the process of being invaded. He describes the caravan moving in Mexico as being filled with rapists and murders and he is telling people that they should be fearful of being murdered or raped while they sleep. I don’t know about Donald Trump, but I am an American and I don’t live in fear and I don’t believe other Americans need to live in fear either.  The Caravan that he is so fearful of consists of women, and children, poor people and their families that are fleeing oppression looking for a better life.  Immigrants, as a group are more law abiding than native born Americans. They pay their way, they add to our country and our country has become stronger and better because of the diversity and the new blood that they bring. God help us all if we succumb to Trumps fearmongering. His lies and half truths weaken us and they take away from the greatness that should be America.

I am an American and I live in hope, not fear.


From: Bill Hoffman 10/30/18

Al Peterson is not a good choice for mayor. He has no personality and is grumpy. He would not ride a float in a parade with cheer. Go away AL.

From: Talk NAZI 10/30/18

My beloved Fuhrer Donald Trump is doing the right thing teaching white supremacy. The true Americans want an America which is great again. To be great again we need to be free of the unworthy. In-breeds and pond slime that is running rampant; they are breeding like rats. This ship is over run with these pesky rodents. Together we can make America great again. God bless the Fuhrer and God Bless The Mother Country.


From: C. Jones 10/29/18

Bill Eagle I read a face book description of you which fits you to a tee, but it insults a monkey. You do resemble a red assed baboon.

From: R. Patriot 10/24/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again.

I got in an argument with some wild eyed liberal the other day. He was whining something about Indians being denied the right to vote.  I told him that voting was something that civilized people do and we don’t want no illegal immigrants, criminals and people who are living off our welfare system from voting. I will work to discourage these dregs of society from destroying our political system.

Our President is right when he says that we need to be standing for America first and we should keep out these violent rapists, criminals and scummy people who are trying to sneak into our country and steal our jobs. I bristle whenever I have to “press one for English.”   English should be our National language and Christianity, not Buddhistism,  Muslimism or Hindoism, should be our national religion.  The Pilgrims came to this nation and made sure that we were a Christian nation. If you were not a Christian, they would lock you up in wooden stocks, or better yet hung you. We still need active Christians like this and I am betting my Second Amendment Rights that (with our President) we will eventually succeed is making this a reality.

God bless America.


From: Smokey 10/24/18

Suzanne is working in the shop doing some more of her art and Sean (aka Rugbug) is getting all excited about his Halloween costume.  For some reason he seems to want to be a zombie. Suzanne says that she will be happy to make him up to look like one.  I told them that Halloween is still a week and a half off, but Suzanne and the little guy like to plan ahead.  I have been running off between Kelso, Vancouver and Portland trying to solve problems a the various restaurants. I didn’t realize it, but I kind of like being a problem solver. I guess it is because I like to help other people. We all got our ballots and Suzanne is also calling all of the people in our Precinct to encourage them to get out and vote.  She says that voting is both and a responsibility of citizenship. We need to stand up for what we think is right and exercise our right to vote, so that we can keep our American form of Democracy.

I must admit that I do agree with her.


From: R. Patriot 10/17/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again.

I have been reading the Washington Times (not to be confused with the Washington Post). This paper is filled with truth and you can learn so much from them. I was appalled when I discovered that Hillary was up to her neck with the Russians,  she took money from them and colluded with them during the last election. She, George Soros and the Democrats hired Fusion GPS to get dirt on President Trump. This whole thing is blowing up in her face and Congress is now investigating her crooked dealings.  Won’t those Democrats be surprised when the authorities lock her up.

That loud mouth Warren woman took a DNA test. Big deal, it was probably a fake, but the amount of Indian blood that she has is no more than any American. Shame on her for pretending to be a member of an Indian tribe. She is nothing but a big liar.

Thank God for Fox news and truthful papers like the Enquirer and the Washington Times. Thank God that the Democrats in the deep state, haven’t completely corrupted our media.  With God’s help, we will continue to make our country “Great Again.”

God Bless America. 


From: Smokey 10/17/18

I am done with my work in Salem and I was actually able to be home this weekend to help do a final harvest of our garden. I think we were able to bring almost a ton of fresh produce to the food bank. Next year, I might find some room to plant pumpkins. My tractor is still working good and Suzanne seems to like using it, She  is getting pretty handy using and maintaining machinery. I think that she lots better at it than me.

Suzanne was at the county yesterday getting permits. We will be building a barn structure to take care of our tractor and some of our other equipment.

Suzanne put up a Suzanne Bonamici and a Kate Brown Sign in front of our house.  She says that if we care for our Democracy, we need to put and keep Democrats in office.

Our little Sean will be going to the Kiwanis Children’s fair on the 27th.  He wil alsol be in the Halloween Town Kids parade. Our family likes doing things to make our community and our world better.  We want to support the Key club in their “Trick or Treat for UNICEF.” The Key clubbers will be raising money to support eliminating Maternal Neonatal Tetanus, a third world killer of mothers and their children. $1.80 can immunize a mother and her children.  We love our community, we love our world. and we want to do our best for everyone.  


From: Victor 10/12/18

Saw you driving the Halloween Town Shuttle. You were wearing a red wig and a red nose. I have to admit that it was an improvement over how you normally look.


From: R. Patriot 10/10/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again.

My live-in girl friend and I spent the weekend celebrating our newest Supreme Court Justice. We both had hangovers come Monday but it was a glorious event. I am ever thankful to see a true Conservative serving on our highest court.  I like beer and I like a Justice that likes beer as well.

Niki Haley will be quitting as our Ambassador to the UN.  The President is considering nominating his daughter. I agree, Ivanka would be a good choice for this job and her Jew husband would be a good help to her as well. It is because of him that our President is held in such high regard in Israel as well as the rest of the world.

I am pleased that our President picked the CEO of Acuweather to head NOAA.  Pretty smart to put a weather lawyer in charge of a weather agency. He has already made improvements that will save us money. He is preventing NOAA from making farm weather predictions. He is concerned that they will interfere with private industry.  Acuweather can now make predictions for a fee (and save the taxpayers money). They can also use our US weather satellites without charge. Everyone knows that private industry does a better job for much less than the government. I am pleased to see our President working hard to privatize our nation. Privatization is the American way.

God bless America.


From: Smokey 10/10/18

I am still traveling back and forth from Salem. I finally got permission to get some O.T. pay for some of my crew, so I am hauling them to Salem with me to help provide training. Because of my lack of time, Suzanne will write the rest of my blog.


Smokey is off and running and he is putting in 14 hour plus days.  We don’t get anything for his extra time, since he is “management,” but he is pleased that some of his people will be getting some really fat paychecks from their time and a half.

I am throwing myself into my artwork just to try and get my mind off of the immature brat who has now been appointed to our highest court.  It is a shame that there are not many grownups in Trump’s administration, including the President himself. Florida is on the verge of being hit by a category 4 hurricane. I am wondering if FEMA and our President will do more for these people than just send them “thoughts and prayers?” Florida is one of the states that has denied climate change and we have a President that is encouraging their anti-science thinking. I really want to be wrong. I do hope that people in that state are helped. I believe that we have government to do things for people that they are unable to do for themselves. For some reason, I don’t think Republicans see government this way.  One must admit that we do live in exciting times.


From: Cathy Valdez 10/10/18

If Al Peterson wants to be mayor of St Helens where is he? He is the St. Helens equivalent  of where’s Waldo…. Mayor Rick is the best choice for the job he takes his own heavy equipment and helps out the city, he saves people in distress in their boat. I think he is a good man.

 From; Betty Silver 10/9/18

I love Halloween Town, it is a great fun event for local family’s and for tourists as well. I think the city has finally gotten one right. It plays all month, go and enjoy a night of fun.


From:  Gretchen Weintraub 10/7/18

There was an older woman down at the fairy Festival, she was yelling at people, yelling at them  saying it was a rip-off. I was disturbed with her behavior. I was going to take my granddaughters there but not if there is unruly people behaving like lunatics. Where was the event planner why did they allow this at the festival?


From: Randy Simpson 10/7/18

We have people bitching about the Styrofoam Stonehenge some of these same people  live in houseboats. And house boats stay afloat with huge Styrofoam blocks. Now, what’s wrong with this picture. Does hypocrite sound right.


From: Rolf Nye 10/6/18

Halloween Town is a stupid event, it is for people with limited intelligence and more money than brains


From: R. Patriot 10/3/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again. Our county party meeting will be on the 12th.  My live in girl friend and I plan to be there. 

My girl friend says that she too is a sexual survivor and she just knows that the Ford woman is a liar. I agreed with her. She told me that  that a 15 year old girl had no business going to a party like that anyway. I certainly agree.  My guess is that either the Ford woman made the whole thing up or she is confusing Judge Kavanaugh with someone else. She also may be on George Soro’s payroll. I saw a picture of her with him at some sort of left wing rally

I listened to Judge Kavanaugh and he told us all that he was an honor student. He was into studying and sports and not into drinking parties or rape.  Besides, like I said before, all those kids were doing was rough horse play. That’s the sort of stuff I did as a kid. Sean Hannity says that the Ford woman and the Democrats actions should disgust all Americans. I agree, I believe Jim Bakker, Franklin Graham, Jerry Fallwell Jr, and Pat Robertson.  Bret Kavanaugh is the victim of a left wing virtual lynching. He is a man of God, a man of Republican family values and a man of law.  He will prevail, because he is right and the Koch brothers, the NRA, and God will be on his side.

God bless America.


From Smokey 10/3/18

I have really been busy this last week. The Burger Place is opening up a new franchise in Salem.  I would have liked to bring some of my crew from St. Helens there to help them get started, but corporate did not want to pay for them staying over night. They would pay for me, but not the crew, so I went by myself.  I didn’t stay over night, I came home every evening, but it did make for some very long days.

Suzanne is upset over the Judge Kavanaugh hearings. She says that she spent the day listening to it, both at home and on her cell phone. Susanne said  “He actually threatened the Democrats and said that he would get even with them. Is that how a Justice on our nation’s highest court is supposed to act? He was sober and was he ever angry mean. He was hysterical as he yelled at the Democrats on the committee. Can you imagine how he would be if he were intoxicated?” I not only think that he is a nasty drunk but I also think that he is a liar.” Suzanne shrugged her head. “ God help our nation if this man is ever selected and I suspect that he will be.”

I hope that Suzanne is wrong, but I don’t think that she is.


From Talk Nazi 10/2/18

I was so upset when I heard there was going to be a fairy festival in down town St. Helens I thought what has my beloved Fuhrers done, what were they thinking? So I and a group of real Americans headed down town to view for ourselves the travesty of a bunch of fairies ruining our great American town.

I thought “here we go again the local inbreds, and their mud monkeys would be waving rainbow flags, cheering mixed up and misguided men supporting their fairy ways.”

We arrived downtown and there was not a fairy man to be found! We were perplexed, instead we seen about six little girls dressed up in dresses and they had wings on, were these fairies?

Our group in full battle gear of American flags tattoos Harley’s  leather pants and jackets, full beards entered the area, the children grabbed their mothers legs, I asked “where are the fairies?”

The little girl whispered “you talk to the tree”.

Then someone said “this is the fairy festival sir, it’s a children’s event”.

Disgusted by that answer as well, teaching children to believe in fictitious things sickening, no wonder white trash is so stupid and retarded.

We left fully confident that our beloved Fuhrers had not gone to the other side and had supported a fairy parade with gay men.

God Bless the Fuhrer’s and God bless the Mother Country, for being White and righteous.


From: Bill Landreth 10/2/18

If Al Peterson wants to be mayor maybe he should be putting up signs, and meeting the public.. LOOSER in more ways than one.


From: Sue Helm 10/1/18

How come the city transferred $240,000  from the general fund to the tourism/event planner to host events I thought she was making money, liars.

From: R. Patriot 9/26/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again. 

I was thrilled to hear our President address the United Nations. Evidently those people don’t realize how much he has accomplished in two years. Under Obama, our nation was a laughing stock, now we are a nation to be feared and reckoned with.

The Democrats are working overtime and paying crazy women to give false testimonies about Supreme Court Nominee Bret Kavanaugh. This man has an impeccable reputation and they are intent on ruining both his reputation and his marriage.

Hell, he did nothing more than other young boys have done. Most of what he was involved with was just rough horseplay,  I know I did lots worse than him and I am an outstanding citizen as well as a good Republican. I can remember a number of wild parties that I attended when I was in college and I went to a Christian School.

Representative Steve King  of Iowa said that “if sexual misconduct is used, then no man will ever be appointed to the Supreme Court again.”

We need someone like Kavanaugh. He will overturn Roe vs Wade and stop the murder of millions of unborn children.  He will also be there to protect our President from lying Democrats and Mueller’s “witch hunt.” We need to let our President do his job as President and not bother him with Mueller’s disgusting probe of money laundering and Russian involvement.  It is our job as Americans to pray for and protect our President.

God bless America.


From Smokey 9/26/18

Suzanne will be writing my blog again today.

Smokey is in the process of opening a new Burger Place in Salem, so it is up to me to write his blog again.

I was surprised to hear that Michael Avenatti has brought forth a former employee of the State Department and the US Mint  along other witnesses regarding Kavanaugh’s sexual activities. Evidently he was involved in a number of drunken parties at Yale where women were drugged and gang raped. In many ways he is as bad or even worse than Bill Cosby, since Cosby has never been given the responsibility for human lives. A federal judge continually makes decisions that effect lives of many people.

I was wondering why Kavanaugh has not been arrested for some of his activities, then I came across some old statistics. Evidently, two our of three rape cases are never reported, in addition, according to what I read, 994 out of every 1000 people accused of rape, walk free.

It is amazing to me how the reactionary right has taken it upon themselves to try and besmirch the name of Christine Ford by publishing fake stories about her being a “party girl.”  All of the women who have come forward want the F.B.I. to investigate and are willing to take  lie detector tests.

Strange that neither the Republicans or Kavanaugh are willing to see this happen and Kavanagh is not about to take a lie detector test.

The only salvation is that if he is appointed Justice by a biased Congress a Democratic Congress may be able to eventually  impeach him for lying under oath.


From: Sue Norris 9/24/18

This Brady Preheim individual is a mean and nasty man. I like Tammy and Nancy and I think his letter proved how mean and nasty he can be. Keep up the good letters and hard work Tammy and Nancy the community appreciates it.


From: Terry Phelps 9/24/18

The fairy festival is a stupid event. It has no historical merit; it has no quality of community. I would like to pull the wings off the “fairies” and stick them into the Stonehedge Styrofoam cheap looking rocks. To hell with tourism, and the waste of dollars, when we have a housing issue in this county. Spend the money well but not on stupid events


From: R. Patriot 9/19/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again.  People need to understand that Russia is no longer our enemy. The old USSR no longer exists and the Russian Federation is a capitalistic, democratic nation. The Russian probe by the FBI is a farce. They have never threatened America. The only Communists around are the people who call themselves Democrats. They are the real enemy of our nation.  They have bought off the FBI and many of the top people in our nation’s civil service. They are part of the “Deep State.”  Fox news says that the Deep State is real and we have an army of bureaucrats trying to promote the Obama agenda and working against our duly elected President.

That Ford woman is lying about Judge Kavanaugh. I under stand that she is being pqid by George Soros to lie. She has no witnesses. Strange that she waited 30 years before she came foreword and only in such a manner as to delay the appointment of a very well qualified man to our nation’s highest court . Kavanagh was only a kid and high school kids do crazy things. What she experienced (if true) was nothing but some rough horse play by some inebriated teens. Besides, what was she doing at a party where they gave minors alcohol anyway? I sincerely doubt if she was a moral person.  I believe that it does not matter if her accusations are true or not. What really matters is that we get a good far right man on our highest court. A man who, if necessary, will have our President’s back. 

Our President has accomplished more good things for our nation in a shorter time than any other President in US history.  If allowed, he will continue to drain the swamp and make our nation great again.

God Bless America.


From: Smokey 9/19/18

My wife, Suzanne, will be writing my blog today.

Smokey is off to work. He is doing lots of traveling to the different Burger places and seems to really like what he is doing...helping the people who work there produce a better product and also improving working conditions for them. He has already arranged for employee achievement awards. Business is improving, profits are increasing and people seem to really like working for him.

I am most upset in reading about Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Dr. Ford wrote a confidential letter about Bret Kavanagh sexually assaulting her in High School. This was a very traumatic experience for her, one that she has had to receive, over the years, professional counseling. 

Like Anita Hill, she knew that by stepping forward, it would leave  herself open to all sorts of abuse. Since she was identified as the writer of the confidential letter, she has received numerous threats, including death threats. So many threats that they have caused her and her family to leave home and go into hiding. The right wing smear machine has already published all sorts of lies and stories about her. Stories that imply that she is under the pay of the Democrats, has ulterior motives and is a democratic tool.  Dr. Ford is the author and co author of over 50 books and is a very well respected Professor at Palo Alto and Stanford Universities.  Dr. Ford took a polygraph test administered by a former F.B.I. agent that  shows her story is true. She has nothing to gain by making these accusations other than not wanting to see a rapist being given a life time seat on the highest court in the land.


From Ann S.  9/16/18

KOHI is still off the air. I can hear it on the Internet and my smart phone, but not on my car radio. They still don’t have Alex Jones.


From: Chapman Chap 9/15/18

I have WOEC electricity. Not only is it the most expensive in Oregon, it is probably the least reliable. In order to survive, we need a backup generator and a working wood stove. I sure wish that we had CRPUD or even PGE.


From: R. Patriot 9/12/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again.

The Mueller witch hunt continues and we need to protect our President.  That lying book by Bob Woodward is just the tip of the iceberg. There is a deep state attempt to assassinate our President. Our nation is in great peril and we need to pull together to support our President. There are a lot of more important things than FEMA. We need to protect our country from hoards of brown skinned criminals invading our borders, we need stronger laws to protect our people from these thieves, rapists and killers. These people are stealing our jobs and taking advantage of our welfare system. 

I was shocked to find out that the City of Scappoose is fluoridating their water supply. The people have no say in the poisons that the deep state is feeding our citizens. Fluorides and vaccinations are just an attempt by the deep state to weaken Americans. I have discovered that I can buy fluoride free tooth paste as well as survival gear from Alex Jones’s sponsors.  If the Demorats ever take over our government, we will have to have guns and survival rations on hand. Remember, regardless of the lies our liberal press gives us, regardless of the evil plans that the Deep state has, God will Prevail.

God Bless America.


From Smokey 9/12/18

I have been over to the Burger Place in Hillsboro. We have a person who figured out a quicker and better way to make breakfast sandwiches. I put him in for an award and corporate will be giving him a bonus as an incentive award. We are also relaying how to do it to all of our other restaurants. I am really pleased when we can do something good for our employees and encourage them to figure out ways to help our business and make our customers experiences better.

We are still harvesting fresh food from our garden for the food bank. I am really glad that we have a garden that benefits everyone in our community. Suzanne says that Earth Mother is planning to do a Wiccan ceremony to bless the land where we have the garden. Not sure if I am all that enthused by her blessing us, but I think that what she has in mind, are good wishes for us. Susanne and I will not discourage her from spreading good wishes.

Suzanne is concerned for the people who are in the path of Hurricane Florence. She hopes that the government will do a better job for them then they have for Puerto Rico. My understanding is that they still have not restored electricity to the entire Island. She read that our Senator just found out that the Trump administration has stolen 10 Million dollars from FEMA so that Ice can build more cages for children. Suzanne says that this is not helping our national infrastructure or providing for people’s “general welfare.”

Suzanne says that our Constitution promises to “promote for the general welfare and secure the blessings of Liberty …” for the people of our nation. We both wish that our government would function so that this will happen.



From: Ann Swick 9/8/18

Why isn’t KOHI on the Air? They probably lost business when they dropped Alex Jones.


From: Terry Wright 9/7/18

Stephan Topaz is going to kick ass and take names when he gets elected. We need someone who believes in good conservative values instead of wishy washy liberal crap.


From: R. Patriot 9/05/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again.

I think that it was an awful thing that McCain did not want our President to come to his funeral. I guess that might be okay, since I don’t think our President wants McCain at his funeral either.

I hope that our President will fire Jeff Sessions soon and Mueller as well. We need to stop the witch hunt so that our President can get on with the business of running our country.

My live in Girlfriend and I are supporting Stephan Topaz and Al Petersen in their plan to put our City Council on the right track. The city should not be in the Marijuana business particularly when our National government still says that it is against the law.  We don’t need druggy councilors or druggy mayors. We need a clean upright 2nd amendment loving Christian City Council. God should be with our City government, just as God is presently with our President and Republican Congress. We need to help and support our President, not fight him.

God Bless America.


From: Smokey 9/5/18

My kid just started school this week. He is really excited.  He likes his teacher, his school and seems to even like riding the bus. I know that I hated the bus when I was a kid, but I guess they have a really nice bus driver that keeps the kids entertained, in line and happy. 

I am busy at work and I also like keeping my employees happy as well.  Suzanne is working at her art and still volunteering for the food bank. I think we must have taken a ton of sweet corn over there. They all seemed pretty happy.

Suzanne is also still doing some volunteer work at Planned Parenthood in Hillsboro. She thinks that they are doing a very important job in prenatal screening and other work to improve women's health. Many people have the wrong idea about them and think that they are an abortion clinic.  Suzanne says that they don’t do abortions, but they do a lot of stuff to make mothers and babies lives better.


From: Bob Habas 9/4/18

I've been saying this about trailer-trash yokels ever since I moved to (and out of), Columbia County. Though, I'm not sure why Trump hires retards. Easier to fleece?


(CNN) - President Donald Trump has called Attorney General Jeff Sessions "mentally retarded" and a "dumb Southerner," striking a far more shocking and profane tone in private than his public attacks, according to a new book from legendary journalist Bob Woodward.



From: Juan Valdez 9/4/18

The tariff enacted by you President Trump on imported coffee has left me farm broke. I no can afford to sell me coffee anymore. I go back to Columbia right away before I get deported me lose me passport and green card because I not know my mother or father me orphan- and took in by my beloved Catholic church. I really love my priest and holly father, they good men they really show me love and show all other little boys love too. They called it the secret holly love. So secret me no can talk about the holly love, the holly love must stay within the church. Good bye until I can return from Columbia.

 From: Tammy M. 9/4/18

Trump is pissed at Woodward’s new book. LOL, bye bye Trump. Not soon enough!


From:  Randy Fritz 9/3/18

Another crap business trying for a spot at Port Westward when will it end?  I read tammy’s take…Why not wait until, Tammy’s idea and company is ready to build. It is a strong and secure company. And why is commissioner’s Tardiff, Magruder, and Heimuller  trying to take credit for Tammy’s idea. Just like Tony Hyde on occasion.


From: Don H. 9/1/18

What’s up with all the child molesters teaching school in St. Helens. The district needs to do a better job weeding out the rift raff.


From: R. Patriot 8/29/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again.

The witch hunt continues. I don’t know why our President has not yet fired Jeff Sessions and that Jewish guy Rosenstein.  He needs to stop the Mueller witch hunt so that he can spend more time concentrating on his work as  President.

We need to watch those treasonous Demorats. My guess is that there will be a lot of cheating in the upcoming elections.  I have no doubt that they will using dead people and illegal immigrants to cast fake ballots. Those Demorats are so crooked, they all ought to be put into camps and separated from civilized society.  I firmly believe that God has given us Donald Trump and if for some reason he were to be removed from office, blood would flow in our streets.

If we believe in peace, Republican family values and the American way, we will all vote GOP and support our President.  I know that both I and my live in girl friend will both vote that way.

God bless America.


From Smokey 8/29/30

We are working at harvesting food from our garden.  I believe that we have supplied all of our close neighbors as well as providing several tons of fresh produce for the food bank and we still have more on the way.  I am working hard at my new job and corporate has given me free reign in working with our other Burger place francizes. I

think that I can both increase business and create happy employees in the process.

Suzanne is still volunteering at Planned Parenthood and is again working on her art projects. She is still very upset knowing that there are still over 700 immigrant children that have not been re-united with their parents. 

I noticed that St. Helens City Council’s plans to sell some Boise land to a Marijuana  grower is now being challenged. One reason is that no one really knows who they are selling or leasing the land to and if this “deal” is really in the tax payers best interests.

Suzanne and I are both curious to see what will happen.


From: Max Demming 8/26/18

What the hell is wrong with our St. Helens City Council? It appears that the City wants to go into the Marijuana business. Don’t they know that the US Government still considers MJ a Class I drug?  Stupid is as stupid does. We need to get rid the whole bunch of them.


From: R. Patriot 8/22/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again.

I agree with the President when he says that it is a witch hunt. It should be Hillary who is being tried instead of Paul Manafort.  This jury has been prejudiced by the democrats and the fake news in the media.  8 guilty verdicts on relatively minor issues is a put up deal. Paul Manafort has been faithful to the end and has not sold out our President like that traitor Michael Cohen. Hopefully, our President will Pardon Paul Manafort right after he is tried in New York.  We need to stand by our President, we need to donate to the Republican Party and make sure that our people all turn out to vote for real patriots, Republicans. God chose Donald Trump to lead our nation and God expects us to support him, regardless of what he does. 

God Bless America.


From: Smokey 8/22/18

I have decided to take a few days off.  We are harvesting from our garden and I think we must have a ton and a half of food to deliver to the food bank.  Lots of food for our neighbors, as well as our family. Lots more is still growing and I think that we will be having some good corn growing, beans, and root crops soon.  My tomatoes are doing great with these hot days and I think that more will need to be harvested soon or else they will spoil. 

Suzanne has sort of neglected her art and has been really into politics. She cheered when she heard that the Jury has convicted Paul Manafort of 8 counts of fraud, theft and tax evasion.  Trumps Lawyer, Michael Cohen has pled guilty and said that Trump told him to pay those women off and committed election fraud and worse.

Hearing all of this does not make me happy. These people have stolen millions and what I think we are just hearing is the tip of the iceberg.  Suzanne’s fear is that Trump will pardon all of these crooks. I hope she is wrong.


From Cassie Fries 8/21/18

Reinventing the Port with the retired director now sitting on the board ? OOPS! So much for a new and improved Port.


From Juan Carlos 8/20

O this dry weather is wreaking havoc on my coffee farm located in Birkenfield. The beans are not developing, they dry right on the  bush.  Many do not know that I purchased a sizeable piece of land there and decided to plant some beautiful Columbian coffee  bushes .I hire two people to run farm, then I find some weird plants there along with my coffee bushes. My employee says to me these plants grown nice and help coffee business, so I think to myself more  money, help pay off farm. These plants look Like a tomato but has some funny flowers growing on it, I wait and see what they do, I decide to mix with my coffee at harvest. I can smell some very distinct order from the plants which will blend very nicely with my coffee.  


From: Annie O. 8/20/28

The lady who was escorted out of the fairgrounds because she had a gun, so what she was legal. I don’t particularly believe I would take a gun to the fair, but as long as she was acting fine , where did the fair manager get off having her removed. I understand he is a bit of a bully. I would sue the fairgrounds which would be actually suing the county as they are over the fair and have complete control. Taking away ones constitutional rights should be addressed and not tolerated.


From: Todd D. 8/19/18

There is no decent place to eat In this town anymore. Why don’t the city council see if a restaurant chain will come here NO FAST FOOD PLEASE.


From: Becki North 8/19/18

I went to the humane society to get a dog and I was told I could not view any dogs that the people running the shelter has to bring them to you. I walked away and left. I will not support this shelter anymore. I wanted a dog and I wanted to go look at them myself to see how the dog reacted to everything around him. No Thanks to St. Helens Humane Society, I will find my dog somewhere else.

From: Smokey The Bear 8/19/18

With all the forest fires raging throughout Oregon and the continuing dry spell we are having , why hasn’t the state forestry closed the woods from all activities until we get a good substantial rain? It seems to me that we are playing Russian roulette, just lucky we have not had any big fires, or any stupid people throwing cigarettes out their car window or burning something. Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires!


 From: Thomas O. 8/17/18

Does anyone else wonder why Sheriff Dickerson retired so quickly? And left town faster than a speeding bullet? Could it have been because of all the trouble which suddenly surfaced at the sheriff’s department.


From: R. Patriot 8/15/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again.

Our President has been reviled and picked on as no President in the history of the USA has. That Omarosa woman is lying about having tapes and what the President said is not a racial slur, but a comment on this lady’s character. You can’t believe what you hear on the Fake news. He called her a dog instead of using the “B” world for a female dog. 

I am pleased that Ben Carson is allowing low income rents to increase.  I agree with him when he says that this rent increase will provide these low income people an incentive to get a better job. Raising rents will be helping these people instead of hurting them.  Since I own several apartments, it will certainly help me.

Asbestos will now be allowed along with more coal. We need to see more of these unreasonable regulations suspended so that our economy can move forward and American can, indeed, become great again. 

I so love our President and his desire to build a wall to keep killers and rapists our of America.

I love that he wants our NATO allies to pay their way, and I love the use of Tariffs to give American industry a boost.

Our President has done so much in such a short time. It makes me proud to be an American.

God bless America.


From: Smokey 8/15/18

Smokey is still working long hours. I can tell that he still seems happy with what he is doing. He did take Sunday off, but he didn’t spend any time on his blog...so I am writing it for him. 

Our garden shipped a bunch of cucumbers to the food bank, and we still have lots of beans and peas.  The corn is almost ready to harvest and we have a great crop. Because of the weather we need to irrigate.  I have been doing that, along with my volunteer work. Haven’t had much time to do any real art for a while.

I am still very concerned about ICE being unable to unite separated families.  We still have over 700 children who have not been able to be united with their parents.  I am more interested in politics than Smokey, and my fear is that our President is ruining our relationships with NATO, our closest allies and the damage that he has done to our country may take years to repair.  Lastly, just wanted to comment that Robert Mueller has so far filed 191 criminal charges against 32 people and 3 companies in his investigation into Russian meddling of our election system  Gosh, I love this country, I do hope that we can survive Trump. 


From: Susan P. 8/13/18

I was talking to a City official. I was shocked to find out that they are still talking about letting Portland use our old sewer lagoon as a dump for their superfund material. I may not be a chemist or an engineer, but I think this is a really stupid idea.

I think we may want to consider who we elect for City Council when these people’s terms expire.


From: Victor 8/12/18

Hey Eagle, when are you going to get a hair cut? Not that you have any hair to begin with, but what you have looks like a rats nest.  You are already ugly, why add more to your ugliness?


From: R. Patriot 8/08/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again.

It makes me both sad and mad to see our President being treated so badly by the liberal media. They are making a big deal out of ICE separating terror babies from their parents. These children if left alone would have grown up to become taco truck drivers and terrorists. I think it is best that they be separated for good. The liberal press, with their fake news are getting people to believe the FBI witch hunt that Obama and Hillary started. The witch hunt is based  on a fake memo by some English MI-6 guy. 

I am still pleased with our President who has kept all of his campaign promises.  He is building a wall; he is protecting our jobs from brown skinned immigrants; he has brought peace for the first time in 50 years to Korea and has made our world safe again. Our President is making  sure that the USA achieves trade equity with the rest of the world and he will not let Canada and Mexico screw us over.  He has saved coal industry jobs and got us out of a disastrous nuclear deal with Iran.  He is still working hard to get us out of the insurance trap created by Obamacare.

Our President’s one on one diplomacy has made us friends with Russia. He has let the rest of the nation know that this is not 1980 and Russia is not our enemy.  They have an admirable person for a leader. Putin has 90% support from Russians and he has done much for his nation. To be truthful, I think that the Democrats are hateful and I would much rather be a Russian than a Democrat.  Thank God that my live in girlfriend and I belong to the party of family values. We don’t believe in gays, the fake science of global warming or killing unborn babies.  We are for the death penalty and protecting hard working people from welfare cheats. Thank God for leaders like Trump and Pence

They sure are good for us all.

God Bless America



From: Smokey 8/8/18

Hi, I am writing Smokey’s blog again. He is really having a great time throwing himself into his new job as a regional supervisor for the Burger Place franchise. He has great ideas and seems to have a great way of working with both the employees and management.  Smokey wanted people to know that, even with this hot weather, our community garden is doing great and producing both food for our neighbors but also for our food bank.

I spent some time this week helping People at planned Parenthood.  I had a lady wearing a red MAGA hat, scream at me and call me a baby killer.  I tried to explain to her that Planned Parenthood does not do abortions and that most of their efforts are to help young mothers and families with their reproductive health. She screamed that we still refer people to get abortions and that God will punish us for that. She quoted some verses from her Bible and said that we were sinners and that God would punish us all.  A lady who was helping me asked her if there were any Bible verses prohibiting abortion and the woman applied “Thou Shalt Not Kill.” My lady companion told her that there were no verses that prohibited abortion, and that Mosaic law stated that a child is not alive until it draws its first breath.  She then asked the lady about the 500 or more Amnesty children who still have not been re-united with their parents. The MAGA woman muttered something that these people had no business in our country.

My lady companion then told her that that she may be carrying a Bible, but she did not understand it’s message. She asked her “How can you care more for unborn children, then for living children. Your anti abortion rants are not Biblical nor are your un Christian attitudes toward the living. She then told her that if she didn’t get off of the PP property, she would call a cop.

I am really glad that I volunteered. I must admit that I learned something  today as well.


From: R. Patriot 8/01/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again.

Our President has been doing a wonderful job for America. Our economy is better than it has been in the last decade and unemployment is at an all time low. Our President speaks truth when he tells us about how he was able to pull America out of the terrible mess that Obama left us in. All the while people have been diverted by lies as part of Mullers Witch hunt; I have been learning frightening truths about QAnan.. (QAnan is the code name for a man, with a top security clearance, that is secretly working with our President). He has unearthed terrible things that are being done to our Country. There exists a frightening conspiracy being engineered by the Clintons, George Soros, Tom Hanks, that black Kenyan usurper and countless Jewish Satanists. They are doing frightful sexual things to innocent children, all the while planning to overthrow our duly elected President. You can read about this in the liberal New York Times, or see video’s on the Internet. Be warned Our Christianity, our nation and our very existence is at stake  Stand up for our President for he stands up for God.

God Bless America.


From: Smokey 8/1/18

Hi, This is Suzanne. I am writing Smokey’s Blog again this week. He is really putting in the long hours, but he seems to be loving what he is doing, because he feels that he is helping the people that work for burger place as well as the business. 

I am glad that we have a well, so that we have plenty of water to irrigate our community garden. We already have beans and peas to give to the neighbors and there are enough so that we can also give fresh veggies to the food bank.

I feel bad that the people of Porto Rico still are not back up on their feet. Trump and our GOP Congress really does not seem to care for the American Citizens who live in our US Territory. We also still around 700 children who have not yet been re-united with their parents.  I can’t, for the life of me, understand why Trump thought it was a good idea to separate children from their parents. His actions (or lack of them) have given our nation a very black eye in view of the rest of the world,

It has been less than two years and our nation is becoming a shambles. It may take decades to recover from the damage that he has done to us all.

I hope that we will have a blue wave to sweep our nation in November.


From: Suzanne Siebert 7/31/18

What’s up with all the firework garbage after the fireworks down on the old Veneer Plant property. The garbage is blowing into the river. Why don’t Tina Curry the event planner make sure it is cleaned up, after all it is her responsibility. Oh I bet its because she is waiting for volunteers to do it, so she can make her wages off their free labor.

 From: Tom Heinin 7/28/19

Commissioner Heimuller is out for shoulder surgery due to excessive clapping from the pure joy of his opponent bowing out of the commissioners race.


From: Mike H 7/27/18

Bill Eagle you looked tired and ugly like your usual self, while you were working at the fair ‘s parking.

 From: R. Patriot 7/25/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again.

Our President is really do a great deal to make our country great.  He has slapped tariffs on countries like Canada and Mexico who are treating us unfairly.  He has inspired the leader of North Korea to dismantle his missile testing facility. He has cancelled an expensive South Korean Joint military exercise and will use the savings to stage a glorious military parade in Washington DC.  He has made peace with Russia and has invited their leader to come to Washington DC and perhaps even witness his special military parade.  Our leader has stopped MS13 gang members from invading the US from the Mexican border. His separation of children has protected them from their parents and from MS13 gang members. He is doing more for America than any president in recent history.  We are so lucky to have him as our leader. With Trump at the helm, America will be safe and we will certainly become great again.

God Bless America.


From: Smokey 7/25/18

This is Susanne, Smokey’s wife. I am writing his blog for him this week. Smokey is in the process of helping set up a new Burger Place in Wilsonville and this will involve him working some long hours.

President Trump will be getting his parade. My understanding is that this will cost the tax payers something in the neighborhood of $12 Million. This cost is close to the cost of Trump’s “Too Expensive” South Korean Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise. I hate to think that he cancelled an important military exercise so that he could afford to have his own military parade.  I think that is disgusting.  I listened to Rachael Maddow last night and she pointed out that the Trump Administration also skillfully edited the official transcript of his meeting with Putin in Helsinki, to remove Putin’s acknowledging that he supported Trump during the last election..

I would really hope that people will wise up and vote these treasonous crooks out of office. The Trump administration and their supporters in the GOP are known for their treachery greed and deceit.  I plan to campaign for progressives this next election and I hope that other people do so as well. Let’s turn this country blue in November.


From: Tammy Maygra 7/25/18

The people who sent Brady Preheim for being a whistle blower, a box of feces shame on you hiding behind a box of crap.


Bad Poetry From: Shortfellow  7/24/18

Brady, Brady Pudd’n and Pie

You told on Paulette and made her cry

Brady, Brady you made her scream

You told the truth and

she had to come clean

Brady, Brady what will you do?

All of Paulette’s friends now hate you.

Brady, Brady

Paulette had a fit

You gave her a bad time

And now she’s quit.


From: R. Patriot 7/18/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again.

Our President has proven to all that he is a great negotiator.  He not only has made peace with North Korea, but he has finally forced NATO to stand on it’s own two feet and Terisa May, if she was smart, would take his advice on how to work with the EU.

It was fun to see our President with the Queen of England. He is a charming person and it is clear that the Queen of England can see that quality in him.  The only bad thing that occurred was when the News media mis quoted our President in Helsinki.  Our President intended to say that Russia had a reason to meddle in the election. Instead, the media printed that the President said “Russia didn’t have a reason to meddle in the election.” One word and our lying liberal fake news had to print it, just to make our President look bad.  A triumphant world wide tour and one misspoken word and they want to smear him.  It is pretty difficult to make our President look bad when he has so much good to offer us all.  Thank God we have him to help save our Nation from Commie Socialistic Demorats. 

God Bless America.


From: Smokey 7/18/18

Suzanne and Sean were out harvesting lettuce for salads. We also picked some peas and some pole beans.  I am really pleased on how things are growing.  I have been using my well to irrigate. I would hate to have to pay McNulty water to water our garden.

Suzanne is sure that President Trump has committed Treason,  He attempted first to weaken our NATO alliance, He insulted the European Union, then he insulted the English PM and finally acted like an ass in front of the Queen. Two days ago, he sold out the United States to the Russians when he made it clear that he Trusted the words of a murderous ex KGB head more than he did the findings of our 16 different intelligence agencies.  Suzanne is right, I do believe that he seems to prefer his own personal interests to the needs and interests of the United States. That dishonest Orange fat man just tried to kick America under the bus. 


From: Norm Pennoch 7/14/18

That Brady guy is really evil. How dare he turn in Paulette to the Ethics Commission?  This speaks of very dirty politics.  She did nothing illegal, she just knows how to play the system. She is exactly the smart sort of person who we need to be a County Commissioner.


From: R. Patriot 7/11/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again.

Everything that I see makes me feel good and proud to be a GOP loving flag waving American. Our President will soon have another Supreme Court nominee that will guarantee GOP control of the court for the next generation or better. I am pleased to soon see the end of legal abortion, gay marriage, immigration, racial mixing and other abominations. The timing is right. Franklin Graham will be doing a crusade here in Portland and he will be praying for all of us. I feel blessed and thankful.

God Bless America.


From: Smokey 7/11/18

My garden is doing great. It won’t be long before I have some peas and beans. We should have enough for our neighbors and for the food bank.

Suzanne is beside herself. She is very upset with Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.  She commented “He says that he believes in stare decisis.  Namely he will go by court precedent; but I don’t trust him.  It is evident that a right wing court has a tendency to support corporate rights and ignore the rights of humans.”

Suzanne is afraid that they will ignore Roe v Wade, Brown v Board of Education, and other decisions that allow public rights and protections.”

She is really upset. She says that she plans to do more volunteer work with Planned Parenthood “At least as long as they are still around.”


From: Talk Nazi 7/8/18

The do gooder, the individual who filed the ethic complaint on our glorious Port Commissioner Paulette is a low life piece of pond slime. He is a low functioning illiterate who is an inbred of Columbia County.  Preheim is a constant trouble maker within the county. He believes that it is important for our elected leaders to be honest, transparent and accountable to the public. Our Fuhrers are nothing of the sort and they do not have to be because they are our exalted leaders and can do as they wish, Just like President Trum. Pond Slime inbreds should be grateful for what they are given and what they are allowed to do. Paulette deserved the $500 she charged to read a contract, she needed to go on a shopping trip to no not Wal-Mart where the scum shops but to Patagonia the high end store where our most beloved leaders shop. God Bless our Fuhrer’s and God Bless The Mother Country.


From:  Lee Jordan 7/7/18

Why are people so upset with the zoning at Port Westward? We need jobs, and if the farmers wanted that land they should have banned together and bought it for a co-op, leased it out to a farming business, or each farmed a portion of it. You did not, so now it will be industry. You snoozed now you lose. So get off it.


From: Juan Valdez 7/7/18

My coffee business has had a setback, I made mistake of saying I support Paulette to a computer store guy, he now has filed complaint with county and city for my coffee license. Me no get now. Store close.


From: E. J.  7/6/18

Finally the County Democrats have shown their true colors, they have always been one sided to certain people. That’s why I quite 30 years ago from that inclusive group


From: C. “Chuck” Romero 7/6/18

Paulette L resigned from the Port why? Maybe she has other ethic violations and are afraid they might come out.

From: R. Patriot 7/4/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again.

My live in girl friend and I will be spending our time downtown today, watching the fireworks. I am so proud to be an America and I am really pleased with all of the things that our President has done for us.  He has given us a great tax break, he has ended the Korean war, He has appointed a great Supreme Court Justice and will appoint another one in the next month or so that will keep our courts conservative for at least another generation.  He is dismantling the evil mess of Obamacare, he is securing our borders and strengthening the power of ICE.  He is punishing sanctuary cities and strengthening the laws to protect us from criminals. He is letting the world know that he is great at personal diplomacy and he will make our allies share some of the costs of NATO and the UN.  Our economy is doing well and with new Tariffs,  American businesses are now being protected from unfair foreign competition.

Americans are safe, Americans are secure and Americans are far better off now than they have ever been in all of our nation’s history.

God bless America.


From: Smokey 7/4/18

Everyone else has the day off and now that I am in management, I get a day off as well. I think that I will still stop by our local Burger place and see how they are doing today. It is really nice not having to work at night and weekends.

Suzanne is involved with all sorts of political stuff. She is really upset that Congress has a Republican Only delegation to Russia, and the delegation didn’t even have the guts to discuss Russia’s meddling with our last election.

The House Intelligence Committee is composed of 8 Republicans and 7 Democrats. They have announced support of the F.B.I. Investigation and they say that they have proof of Russians interference in our last election and they also say there is proof that Vladimir Putin ordered it.

Susanne says that it would be sad if US lets this go and lifts sanctions on Russia, it will give the Russians and our other enemies a green light to screw with future elections.

Do we really want  foreign countries to control our elections?  I agree with Suzanne.  We can’t be quiet about this, ignoring what was done to our elections would be a big mistake.


From: Talk NAZI 7/4/18

There is nothing wrong with separating children from their low life parents. It is a good way to keep them from learning how to manipulate the welfare system. Thank you My Beloved President Donald Trump for seeing what is really happening at our sacred borders. The mud monkeys stink, because their drunken and smoking parents spend all their welfare money on booze and smokes instead of buying the brats some Irish Spring soap. If it were not for our Great President our country would be run over with killers, rapists, and other less desirable’s.  Build the Wall, Build It Now, Before It Is Too Late. Happy Fourth of July, my dear Fuhrer. God Bless our Fearless leader Donald Trump, and God Bless the Mother Country.


From: Short Fellow. 7/4/18

I don’t know,

And I can’t tell

But I think our county

Is going to hell.

You can gripe

Or you can gloat

But you won’t change anything

If you don’t vote. 


From: Tyler Barns 7/4/18

I heard Paulette was found not guilty of ethics charge, but even though what she did was not a normal function of the other Port Commissioners it is certainly out of the norm. I believe what she did was WRONG, and it should be addressed by the Port’s board, and exec. Director so it does not happen again. Paulette is a greedy, back door, sneaky individual who should not become County Commissioner. She has done many things which are questionable in her port capacity, and as a candidate for the port of St Helens commissioner’s seat


From: Juan Carlos 7/1/18

I have been out of the country for a very long time talking care of my coffee plantation. Many of my workers have left my plantation and have disappeared away. Then I find that I see them on American TV, waiting at America’s border. They have left me stranded with my coffee crop to be picked. They also stole from me their loving boss, and took all the clothes I gave to them for their hard work, they stole from me the clothes on their backs and several plastic  milk jugs and my water as well. They are rotten stinking people. I see that America’s president see’s through their lies and knows they are just not nice and keep them from America. Maybe they come back to work for me again? I need my coffee beans picked. I have a new flavor of coffee bean it is Called Make America Great Again, it is a yellow brown color with a hue of orange on top of the bean. When brewed it smells like rotten fish crossed with skunk piss. I send some to the White House soon. I see you my friends in local town events this summer. Maybe I can get some local workers to come with me to beautiful Columbia to finish my harvest.

From Sally Nice 7/1/18

It appears that Brady Preheim is out to get Paulette L. what has happened to those two? He use to support her and he did for her first run at the Port. I wonder what has changed his opinion of her? Does anyone know?  They seemed to be on the same page on issues so why do they fight? Maybe it is a love hate relationship between the two?

From: Amie S. 7/1/18

What’s going on within the county commissioners Office? I hear that two commissioners always out vote Tardiff. Is he the turd wheel?


From: R. Patriot 6/27/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again

The Demorats are making a big fuss about children being taken away from their parents. Most of these children are better off then they ever were. They were being sexually abused and starved and now they have warm beds, good food and are safe from being abused. People should be thankful that President Trump is helping these children.  After a lot of pressure from an unfair biased liberal press. They posed fake pictures of children in cages and told terrible stories and, according to Ann Coulter,  even hired child actors.  Our President now says that he won’t do this anymore. Sadly, the children will be the losers, since they will no longer be protected from harm. 

I pray for my President to have the strength to stand up to all of these left wing crazies. We need President Trump to protect us from the rapists and murders that are invading our nation from the south and the terror babies that they are taking and making. They are planning to plant children here and change our country into something bad for all us white people.

I am please that we have a leader who cares about our future and knows how to deal with foreign diplomats. He may even win a Nobel prize for getting Korea to eliminate their Nukes. 

If our President has his way, our world will be a much safer place to live in.

God bless America.


From: Smokey 6/27/18

I will be working in Vancouver this week. We have two burger franchises there and they asked for my help. I don’t’ know why they think I am so good, but I am pleased that people are asking for me.

Susanne is busy with our little Sean having him work with various kids arts projects.

He seems to like to draw and is pretty good for a kid that hasn’t yet turned six.  Suzanne  has also been on the phone with our Senator and is concerned about all of the immigrant children that have been taken away from their parents. So far, very few have been reunited. The ACLU has been hard at work demanding that children be re-united with their parents and are suing the government to make sure that this will happen.

Susanne attended a demonstration at the ICE building in Portland Friday.  She is hoping that the government will back down from their “Zero tolerance” program. Some of the people there are actually camping out in front to the building. Suzanne says that people seeking Asylum are not illegal immigrants and should be protected by law instead of being jailed. She, and the ACLU people that she spoke with believe that Trump’s program of “Zero Tolerance” is not legal.  Trump’s policies may be popular with his base, but it isn’t popular here.


From Sylvia Fine 6/26/18

I see that the city will be selling some of the Boise Land to a pot grower.  I hate to say it, but I think that our City has gone to pot.


From: R. Patriot 6/20/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again.

Our president is very upset with the Democrats for forcing him to issue an order to separate children from their parents. People need to understand is that he is only enforcing the law, a law that Bill Clinton signed and then never enforced. All it would take to change things would be for Congress to pass a law stopping it.  Our President has said that he hates what is happening. He cares and if Congress really cared they would build a wall on our southern border and stop all these people from trying to enter our County.

You need to understand that these are not the best of people they are criminals in their own land and they are bringing with them terror babies that will someday join criminal gangs like MS-13.

We all need to be thankful for our compassionate president. Our President wants to keep us and our families safe. We need to build a wall, and stop these dark skinned foreigners from spreading hateful influence.

We need to keep America strong and in the process become great again.

God bless America.


From Smokey 6/20/18

I am home this week.  Been working with our local Burger place in helping them out with some of the good ideas that I swiped from some of our other restaurants. I wasn’t sure about my new job, but I think that I am learning to like it. I can use my job to help other people. Helping each other is what we are supposed to do. Too bad that the people who are in charge of things don’t seem to realize this.

Got my garden all planted and things are starting to grow. My main concern is that we can get enough water to keep things growing.

Suzanne says that yesterday (the 19th) was Juneteenth. Juneteenth started in Texas in 1865 when 250,000 enslaved people were liberated. The emancipation proclamation was  signed June 1st, but it didn’t go into effect until June 19th.  We celebrate July 4th 1776 as the day we declared our freedom from England. Juneteenth is a similar day and really should be a national holiday.

Suzanne also is very concerned about our US immigration policies. There are no good reason for what our President is having them do  Separating children from their parents is not only immoral, but counter to International law. Suzanne says that what we are committing is a crime against humanity.

I would much rather be looking out for other people and helping other people, than living in a state of hate and fear.


From: B. Reems 6/18/18

Paulette is a snob, sneaky liar who uses people at her whims, then moves on to other victims.


(Same Thing but by Shortfellow)

Paulette is a snob

(She isn’t up for the job)

The lady is a liar

Her pants are on fire)

She uses folks

For real, no jokes..

She really is cruel.

And if you vote for her

You’re a fool.


From: R. Patriot 6/13/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again

I am so proud to be a Republican American. In the last few days our President told the G-7 off and let them know that America is not to be trifled with. He is not going to let anyone screw us on trade.  The next day our President accomplished something that no President has been able to do. He made peace with North Korea. He got them to get rid of their nuclear weapons and because of him, we may very well, have peace in our time. 

He deserves to be given a Nobel Peace Prize and I suspect that he will be awarded one of them too.

Our President is a man of his word. He has done all that he has promised to do. He is making our nation safe.  He is building a great wall, he is stopping rapists, terror babies and gang members from sneaking into our country.  He has lowered our taxes, cut out unnecessary industrial and consumer safety standards and he is using the EPA to protect our Job creators.  Our president is working hard to making America bigger, better and great again.

I am so proud to be a Republican American. God bless America.


From: Smokey (written by Susan) 6/13/18

Smokey is spending lots of time on his new job. They like him, both the employees and management, and I expect that they will be using him a lot.  He is still close by in Hillsboro, and he plans to be working in town next week.

I am truly upset with seeing pictures of children in cages. Separating families who are legally asking for amnesty is criminal.  They are arresting people who present themselves at the boarder. These people are not illegal immigrants, they are people who are following the law and asking for amnesty.  Yet they are treated like criminals and their children are being taken away from them.

I was also disgusted with the President tweeting that he has a nuclear agreement with Kim Jong Un. This isn’t true. Trump got nothing, but he gave away big concessions to Korea.  He gave the most oppressive dictator in the world legitimacy just 24 hours after turning on Canada, our closest Ally. He stopped joint military exercises. These exercises are not “too costly”. They are a bargain, because they allow ours and the South Korean military to engage in realistic training, do equipment shakedowns and see what will and won’t work.   I suspect that he was taking orders from Vlad Putin. Either that or he is just stupid and has an inflated view of himself.

Smokey and I can’t wait until the next election so that we can get rid of this traitor.



From: R. Patriot 6/6/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again

People should be thankful for all the wonderful things that our President has done for us. He is in the process of making peace with North Korea, North Korea will give all their Nuclear weapons up as a favor to him. He has forced sports teams to show patriotism toward our National Anthem and stop unpatriotic kneeling.  Unemployment is down, wages are up. The stock market is making trillions, banks no longer have constraints put on them, he has saved us from the horrors of Obamacare, and we have all received a wonderful tax break.  We may, once again, have Christianity in our schools.

Things could not be better and we can think our wonderful President and the Christian message that he projects for that.  God gave us our President and for that we should be thankful.

God bless America.


From: Smokey 6/6/18

Smokey is now in Hillsboro. He is visiting all of the Burger Places in his area. He seems pretty happy with his work and he seems to think that the employees are happy with him as well.  I (His wife Susan) am again writing for him.  I will often volunteer for Planned Parenthood. Their funds are being cut and that means that we may soon not be able to do prenatal screening for women. Planned parenthood’s Promotion of reproductive health and birth control, has cut down on the number of abortions and unwanted children being brought into this world. Right now there are fewer abortions than before because of the abundance of birth control and organizations like Planned Parenthood. This organization does so much good. I am surprised to seem them being treated by the GOP as a sort of Boogeyman.

Our county still has unemployment at 5.2%. We need more jobs in this county. Prices are going up but wages are remaining static.  I just noticed that the President just angered both Canada and Mexico, our biggest trading partners.  What is wrong wit this guy? He wants to help Russia and China but thumbs his nose at our allies in Europe. He criticized Hillary about using her own email server, bit is continually making phone calls  and tweets from his own unsecured phone. It would appear that he just does not care.

I was amused to see President Trump announcing that he has the right to pardon himself. I think that is ridiculous and I sort of wonder what sort of crazy lawyers would give him this idea.  He is an elected President, and we are supposed to have a government of checks and balances. Trump is not an all powerful king.


From Louie A. 6/6/18

The sheriff’s department/ County needs a good house cleaning. Is there something in the water in Columbia County? It seems as if the fire departments, the police departments, the employee’s in the court department employees in land development are all perve’s or crooks. WTF!


From Rhonda W. 6/6/18

The city of St. Helens idea of bringing tourism into the city is money wasted.


From: Victor 6/4/18

Hey Eagle.

I say your picture in the local paper. I must say, that you have not aged well. The older you get, the uglier you look.


From: R. Patriot 5//3018

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again.

Obama, Hillary and their friends got Disney to fire Rosanne. I hope that they lose a bunch of money, because this was ABC’s top sitcom.  The ratings for this program were off the charts.

Their reasons for firing her were pathetic. She tweeted something insulting about Valerie Jarrett. I personally thought it was a really funny joke. I noticed that Disney has never apologized to our President about all the awful and hurtful things that they have said about him. Other than the joke, what Rosanne said was pretty much true. George Soros was a card carrying SS Nazi who sent Jews to concentration camps, and Chelsea Clinton married Soro’s nephew, Marc Mezvinsky. That’s a fact because I heard all about both of these things on Alex Jones’s show. Hollywood has gone full left wing. I don’t plan to watch anything else but Fox in the near future.  You sure can’t believe or trust any other news outlets unless you know their sources.

God Bless America.


From:  Smokey 5/30/18

Smokey finished with his work at the Oregon City Store and now they want him in Beaverton. They seem really happy with the management work that he is doing.  Since he isn’t around (much), I will write his blog again.

I, and two of the neighbors, have been running irrigation sprinklers to our community garden. I hope that the Water District does not charge me too much, but things are getting pretty dry.

I was disturbed when I read about immigrant children being separated from their parents.  These people are not illegal immigrants.  These are families who’s lives are in danger from their countries of origin. They are at the border and they are asking the US Government for Asylum. US law requires the USA to give asylum seekers a hearing. http://www.nbcnews.com/id/43442030/ns/us_news-life/t/us-system-refugee-asylum-seekers-explained/#.Ww8fyZ9KiUk  What is happening to the children is neither right, legal or humane. People don’t understand that Asylum seekers are different than illegal immigrants.

This business of separating their children (some are babies) from their families is something that was dreamed up by Trump and there is no reason for it. It is terribly wrong.  Worse yet, Trump is not admitting to doing this himself, but has been trying to blame his actions on President Obama.

Donald Trump is despicable.


From: R. Patriot 5/23/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again

We attended a Precinct Committee meeting on the 12th.  We need to work hard to get Republicans elected so that the evil Demorats won’t flip the House and Senate. If these evil people ever succeed those crazies will try and impeach our President. 

Trump is the best President’s this nation has had since Ronald Reagan. He is doing everything he has promised and our stock market and our economy is doing great.

Our President is building a great wall on our southern border to protect us from the wild animals that are trying to illegally infiltrate our nation. He is working hard at making peace between us and our old enemies; the Russians and the Chinese. When he shares state secrets with them, it is because he knows that they are worth of his trust.

He has alerted America to the fake news of the corrupt media. 

I, like my President, am afraid of the witch hunts that the Deep State, Democrats and the intelligence communities and others have initiated. They have violated Attorney Client Privilege and are illegally sending in spies and listening in to the confidential conversations of the President and his staff.

No wonder the President has hired his family to support him. At least he knows that he can trust them.

I pray for our President and I too urge you to pray for him as well.  God helped put him here and we need to recognize that because of him, we are blessed.

God Bless America/



From: Smokey 5/23/18

This is Smokey’s wife, Susan. I am writing Smokey’s Blog today since he is working extra long days.  He has a new job of Regional Manager for the Bugerplace chain. Right now he is in Oregon City, helping them solve some of their employee problems. He has to spend time there, so that he can figure out some of their problems.

I have been buys creating art to sell at a Gallery in the Portland area, and volunteering my time with Community meals,  Planned Parenthood and the Food Bank.  I am also proud of my work as a mother. Our little boy, Sean,  is in Kindergarten and will be going into the First Grade this next year.

Smokey and I both work hard at trying to be good parents, but we also worry. We worry about money being cut from our schools, we worry about the high price of health care.  We worry about the environment and global warming.  Most of all, we worry about a non feeling, non caring national government that appears to be only concerned about personal wealth and profit and seems intent to strip us of the few consumer rights and protections that we still have.

Smokey and I want the promise of a future for our little boy and for future children that we might have.

This is the reason why we volunteer, and this is the reason we blog. Our hope is that we can do our part to try and make our world a little bit better than the one that we were born into.


From: R. Patriot 5/15/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again

I am very thankful for a President that is working for the people.  He did the impossible, he pushed for and got us all a big tax cut. He has made peace between North and South Korea (and may get a Nobel Prize).  He has helped the Jewish & Christian people by moving our US Embassy to Jerusalem.  He has helped get rid of Obamcare, relaxed clean water, air quality, and gas mileage requirements. These actions will make our country a more friendly place for industry and that means more jobs for all. 

His big infrastructure bill will use some of the money wasted on food stamps and Medicaid and hire private companies to take over running our bridges and highways.  Everyone knows that private industry is much more efficient than government.

He has thrown out the lies that Al Gore has spread about Climate change and has ordered all government agencies to ignore nonsense like changing weather, sea level rise and other silly stuff like that.

The Demorats hate our President, because he has charted a new and independent course for our nation. Iran had better look out, because they can’t fool him and we now have more money for our military than any other time in US history. We don’t need NATO, we can now stand on our own. 

The Demorats have been getting their FBI toadies to conduct a witch hunt to make our President look bad, but they can’t, Our President has accomplished more in a short time than any other President in US history.

I believe the Reverend Pat Robertson when he told us all about his dream of seeing our President sitting on the right hand of God. President Trump is God’s anointed and the man that will save America and make our country great again.

God Bless America.



From: Smokey 5/15/18

Because of the election, I will be posting a day early.

I have been really busy at my new job. Last week I spent some time in Clackamas and now they want me to help the people out at our Bugerplace in Oregon City.  Everyone seems pleased with what I did in Clackamas. I hope that I can help them in Oregon City.

Suzanne just told me that there are indications that the President’s lawyer was selling access to the President. Pay him money and he will make things happen in your favor.

Suzanne is also upset about proposed cuts to SNAP (Food stamps) and Medicaid. My family does not use food stamps, but many of the people who work for me at the Burgerplace need SNAP just to make ends meet.  My understanding is that many of the working people at WalMart also depend on SNAP. 

Over half the people in our local Assisted living facilities (like Spring Meadows) are on Medicaid. Proposed cuts by the government, will put many old and disabled people out on the street.

This is very unsetting and I wonder what sort of government would allow our Citizens who are  seniors, disabled or veterans to be without medical care, food or shelter?

The preamble to our Constitution reads: “...Promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to Ourselves and our Posterity…”

I hope that Oregon will be able to help, where our Federal Government won’t.


From: R. Patriot 5/9/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again

I am so proud of our President standing up to Iran, Germany, UK, Russia, China and the EU in getting us out of that disastrous Iranian nuclear deal. Our President is a man who you can trust to keep his word. He made an election promise to the American people and he is now fulfilling that promise. 

I am pleased to see him filling all the Federal Judge positions that Obama refused to fill and making sure that we now have good conservative judges sitting on the Federal bench.

I was most impressed with our President leading our nation during the National Day of prayer.  Franklin Graham is right when he says that our President is “God’s Anointed.”

Our president is working hard to help make America Christian, white and great again.

We all need to work hard to support this good man and do all we can to help him succeed.

God Bless America.


From: Smokey 5/9/18

I am liking my new job more and more.  I helped with some problems in our Clackamas Burger place. I changed the staff positions there and (with permission from management) increased some of their wages and established some financial incentives  for employees based on customer feed back. They are all going out of their way to make sure that they have happy customers. It also appears that they seem to be happier with their job. If my ideas work, we may be seeing less employee turnover.

Suzanne has sold some more of her art work. That means that we may be able to add some funds to our newly proposed Good Gifts Foundation. 

Our garden is planted and Suzanne is still volunteering for Community Meals, The food Bank, and Planned parenthood..

Suzanne isn’t happy about The President appointing many unqualified people to positions as Federal judges. Mitch McConnel prevented President Obama from appointing judges for a full two years. Now President Trump is filling in these judicial positions with people who may not be qualified, but have been loyal Republicans and big contributors to his campaign.

Suzanne is also very upset about the US pulling out of the Iran Nuclear deal. She is very much afraid that the President is looking for an excuse to start a war so that his ratings can be improved. She is afraid that he is alienating our allies and may end us all up in another war.

I sure hope that she is wrong,.



From: Short Fellow 5/9/18

There was a man called Eagle

Who looks like a wag tailed beagle

He walks like a goon

And when he sings a tune

He sounds like a squawking seagull


From: Mark Suffering 5/6/18

I really like Paulett Lichatowich.  She is not the sort of person to bow under pressure.  She likes to push things through.  She has done a great job with the Port and has been very aggressive in making sure that the Port employees toe the line, her line. She is her own person and does not plan to change. If she is elected, don’t expect to push her around.


From: Franklin Loyal 5/5/18

In response to Martin Alt

I agree with you--- Envisions is bias to Paulette L. ---The entire group supports her, all 10 of them. They threw out her propaganda on the tables right in front of the other candidates –yes very tacky--. In fact they sent several people to support Paulette at the Ports brown bag lunch hosted by Paulette L. and Larry Erickson. Ever since Paulette decided to run for county commissioner she has her followers attend events in which she is at. Paulette does not like anyone to question her or ask her hard questions. When that happens she has a melt down and starts taking pictures of the person in question and she claims she does it to protect herself, she is worried that someone may hurt her or follow her home. She is a paranoid freak.  An elitist ---  a sneaky foul mouthed old bag. Once you get to know her you will find out what she really is what you see is not what you will be getting. You will be subject of her wrath unless you agree with her 100%.


From: Brady Preheim 5/4/18

Paulette Lichatowich is running on having an open and transparent government. Yet, she would not appear on Odd Friday/KOHI candidates forum. And she has been on the radio with Melinda Bernert TWICE (so much for fairness and objectivity) and refused to answer questions or take phone calls when I called in. If she won't answer questions as a candidate, imagine how open and transparent she will be if elected?


From: R. Patriot 5/3/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again.

The witch hunt continues. The crazy left leaning FBI and their corrupt special prosecutor have been causing problems, not only for our President, but also for our President's lawyers. They are totally out of bounds. It seems as if they don’t understand the Constitution or the rule of law. Trump needs to fire the bunch of them before they end up serving him with a Grand Jury subpoena…(and if they do, then he should ignore it.)

It was terrible what the fake corrupt left leaning press did to Sara Huckabee Sanders. How dare those people try and humiliate that brave woman. They had the audacity to call her a liar. They called her names and questioned her honesty.  I am pleased that our President spoke up, and pointed out that name calling is inappropriate. Thank God that this man knows something about dignity and good behavior.  All of these fake news charlatans should be muzzled and thrown in jail. God help us if we can allow the press to run wild and unchecked like this. 

We shall not let these things deter us, we will help our President make America Great Again.

God Bless America.


From: Smokey 5/3/18

Good news. With the help of the neighbors, my garden is all planted.  I seem to be enjoying my new job more too.  Corporate no longer seems to be concerned about other fast foods organizing and is letting me do my job the way I feel it should be done.  I have been working with our Oregon City Burger place and I have helped them straighten out some of the problems that they had with their new manager and his employees. We will be giving our surplus food to local rescue missions.  I have been in Oregon City all week and every one there seems really happy. 

Suzanne is as political as ever. She said that the US, because of Trump’s tax cuts will have to borrow $300 billion this next week.  She is amazed that 18 house Republicans have nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize. Suzanne is amazed that anyone in their right mind would nominate a bullying, shady war mongering crooked real estate mogul for this honor. Silliness abounds. 

She is busy with her art and her volunteering for the food bank and for Planned parent hood.  We both would like to help others, and would like to be able to make our communities a better place for all.


From: R. Patriot 4/25/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again.

Our President has now done so much for America.  He has proven himself to be a real diplomat in getting North Korea to give up its nuclear test program, and hired John Bolton to bring a solution to our Iran problems. He has cut our taxes, strengthened our industry built up our military, he is building a beautiful wall and has let the rest of the world to know that America will not be trifled with. 

Our country will be great again, and our greatness will be achieved by President Trump.

I have taken some interest in our Commissioners race and I have made my choice.  I will be choosing Kimberly Johns.  Johns is a Republican and a businessman. Our county needs to be run like a money making business and he is just the man to do it.  Not only will Donald Trump Make America great, but, if elected, Kimberly Johns will make Columbia County great as well.

God bless America.


From: Smokey 4/25/18

I didn’t do a blog last week, since Bill didn’t update his web page.

There is a strong push for our fast food restaurants to organize. I am not opposed to it, but my boss won’t let me express any of my personal opinions.  They did show all of our management people some very anti-union videos.  I may quit my new job, since corporate seems to want me to spread anti union sentiment to Burger places that I visit.  I wish I had my old job back.

Suzanne is selling her small statues and some of her paintings at the Oswego gallery. I am surprised that people are buying some of her stuff, because the are pretty political.

I am glad that the days are getting longer but I am afraid that my garden isn’t getting as much love as I would like to give it.

On a positive note, my little boy is really growing and he loves being in school.


From: Martin Alt 4/20/18

I think that the Envision CC Candidate Forum was biased in favor of Janet Lichatowich. People dropped Lichatowich literature on tables while other candidates were answering questions at the same tables.. It was in bad taste and made it quite clear that “Envision”  was not neutral.


From: R. Patriot 4/11/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again

I am getting sick of hearing all this fake news about Stormy Daniels. The woman is a liar and all she wants is to make money from our President. I am also sick of hearing about Mullers witch hunt and his attempt to smear our President’s good name.

Let me ask you a question.  Who do you believe a lying hooker or a man who has made it to our nation’s highest office.?

Our President has accomplished more in his first year than most other Presidents have accomplished in their entire terms. He would be accomplishing even more, were it not for Hillary, and Obama’s treachery. Thank God for the NRA and Fox. They have kept the 2nd Amendment alive and prevented Obama from confiscating our guns. 

You can’t believe the lying media, not when you can get the truth from Fox, Breitbart, World net daily and Infowars. 

God and history will judge our President, who someday will be considered one of our nation’s greats.

God Bless America.


From: Smokey 4/11/18

I am not particularly happy with my new job.  I am working long hours and I am not sure if I am doing the right things or helping people at all. I also don’t think I am all that good at my new job either.  Management seems to ignore my suggestions.  I think I would like to get my old job back, but someone has already been hired to take my place. My neighbors are helping with my community garden. I would like to spend more time at home.

Suzanne has been working really hard.  She is making almost daily trips to the gallery in Lake Oswego. She is still working on her sculptures/paintings of “Our President, new finery.” I love her work,  I have to admit that most of her theme creations are really funny; but will people spend money to buy them? She said that her creations are taking time away from some of her important volunteer work with the Food bank and Planned Parenthood. She also is limited on her time, since she needs to be home when Sean get off the school bus.

It is nice trying to be a good citizen and a responsible parent, but it is also hard work.


From G. Witchl. 4/11/18

The business’s which are complaining about the Stonehenge Blocks, remember to close your doors when the festivities of Halloween Town begins. Keep your doors closed to the many people who just might stop in and purchase items from your little store. It is too bad you cannot put up with the blocks a month in the spring and a month in the fall. The only thing St. Helens has to bring in money and put this Podunk town on the map and you still gripe even when you are benefiting from it… Idiots!


From: Tammy Maygra 4/10/18

Mark Sysmic,  are you a Russian Troll’er-or a little kooky  -- knock yourself out at Halloween Town, I am glad you and other people like it. Hob Goblins, witches and fairies galore is not my interest, nor is painted Styrofoam blocks. I am glad the non-profits and the little business’s make some money that is great. As for me, call me a scrooge…. What would you call me when you learn I hate clowns too.


From: R. Patriot 4/4/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again

I was in Old town the other day and someone wanted me to sign a petition asking the city to get rid of their Styrofoam Stonehenge.  I didn’t sign. Don’t get me wrong, As a devout evangelical Christian, I hate the thought of our city making a big deal out of Pagan festivals.  Conversely,  I love the idea of taking lots of money from stupid outsiders. As a Christian Republican, I believe in live and let live. I am not bothered by anything that does not effect me personally; except maybe gays and liberals.  Actually gays and liberal do effect me, and I think that being gay might be contagious.  I would hate to see my grand kids infected by them. I am sure that being liberal is probably the same as being gay.

I am a caring person, a compassionate Christian Conservative. Both gays and liberals do bother me and I would like to protect myself and others from them.

God bless America.


From: Smokey 4/4/18

I don’t’ think that I like my new job all that much. Our employees are all talking union and I am supposed to be management and that makes me a bad guy.  Suzanne seems to think that I am in a position to help people, but I think that all I am is a corporate spokes person, not someone who can help anyone.  Every employee is required to view a video on why unions are bad. I don’t believe the video at all, but I have to show it to them.  I think that I made a mistake taking my new job.

Suzanne is still going about her “The emperors' new clothes” theme paintings and sculptures.  I think that they are very political, but she says that she has a market for them and the Gallery is asking for her to turn more out.  She works fast and I am amazed at how much she can accomplish in just a few weeks. Suzanne is doing so much she is taking care of the house, our kid, sculpting and painting, and she still has time to volunteer for Planned Parenthood. She says that Planned Parenthood is doing really well, better than ever. She seems to think that Trump and the GOP’s attacks on the organization are actually helping rather than hurting it.

Both Susanne and I want to help others and do some things to make our community a little bit better. I just hope that we are doing the right things.


From Mark Sysmic  4/4/18

Bill let me read an advance copy of Tammy’s Take. I think that Tammy is all wrong.  I love Halloween Town. It brings joy to people that visit us and it puts money in the pockets of merchants.

The idea of a Fairy Festival is good idea too. I really like the artificial stones by the river.

Anyone who thinks differently is just an old Scrooge.


From Sylvia Fine 4/1/18

Our US Health care has been ranked by Time Magazine as worst in the developed world.  Shame that Trump and crowd are doing nothing to help people. On the contrary, they seem to be wanting to go out of their way to take away what little insurance we still have by working to destroy the ACA; and hospital, doctor, and drug prices still continue to rise.


From: R. Patriot 3/28/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again

The Demorats or Demotard commies and trade unionists are telling all sorts of lies about our President. They have even hired hookers to make up stories about him, and sadly a lot of people believe them, even though they have no basis in truth.

That Fascist Commie George Soros, has paid children to protest the NRA. (The NRA is the one organization that has helped protect our Constitution and our freedoms). They managed to gather crowds of people so that they can take away all of our guns.  They have hired paid actors to pretend to be students, to further their lies. The sad thing is that they may even succeed. There are even some Republicans who are being swayed by their untruths. 

Thank God for wonderful Christians like Franklin Graham who have stood up for our President and let the world know that he is a Christian and is now without sin, since he has become President. If we love America, we will love our President. We will stand by and stand up for him. We know that he is right and supporting him is certainly the Christian thing to do.   I support our President and I  hope you do as well.

God Bless America.


From: Smokey 3/28/18

My boss and I have been making the rounds of our Burgerplace restaurants. I am still not sure that I am the right person to become a “regional manager.” Everyone is watching what is happening with Burgerville’s plans to organize. They will be filing with the NLRB to be allowed to hold an election to make all of their restaurants union. I personally, don’t have any problems with this. Suzanne has always said to me that Unions are “Democracy in the workplace” and a good thing.  For some reason my boss does not like the idea and is afraid that we will file for the same thing with the NLRB that the Burgervill employees are doing. He says that we can’t afford to give our people a raise of $5 an hour. Personally, I think that we can, but I kept my mouth shut and didn’t say anything. It might mean smaller bonus’s for management, but it would also mean that we would be paying people something close to a living wage. I also suspect that we would not be having as much employee turnover if we paid $15 an hour.

Suzanne is planning some more art. She has a large sculpture that she will be making called “The President’s new clothes.”  She is being all secretive about it, and has a big sheet covering the statue.

I wonder what it will look like when it is done?


From: R. Patriot 3/21/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again.

Good for our President and good for Jeff Sessions. They fired that nasty McCabe and fired him good. He’s the guy that was leaking important confidential information and was part of the government cabal opposing our President. They are trying to pin phony charges against our President by spreading fake information about him working with the Russians. They are doing this to try and cover up all of the crimes that Hillary and Obama were up to.

We are so lucky that we now have a President who was willing to drain the Washington swamp and bring about an open, honest, incorruptible administration.

Our president is smoothing the way to make and keep America great again.

God Bless America.


From: Smokey 3/21/18

My next door neighbor is helping with our garden. The weather has been really nice, but I am transitioning into my new job and I have not had a lot of free time. I am not sure if I really should take the new position. I think that Susanne is hinting that she would like another child. I guess that is a reason to see about a better job, but I hate leaving my old job and the people who work there.

Suzanne is upset that FBI assistant Director Andrew McCabe was fired. He was fired 26 hours before he was eligible to retire. She said that was a petty chicken thing for Trump and Sessions to do. She said that she hopes that he sues the pants off of them for being so vindictive.  I told her that the President had over 5000 law suits under his belt and one more will not mean much to him.

She said that she is just sad that we have an evil, mean, crooked man in office who seems to think that he is above the law.


From: Gary Klein 3/19/18

This is a stupid web site, and the picture of the web master is that for real? It’s too ugly to not have been photo shopped.


From: R. Patriot 3/14/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again.

I am pleased to see our President in California looking at a prototype of the wall that he will build to protect us from Hispanic rapists and criminals.  We need to protect our borders and we need to protect our people from this foreign menace.

I am proud of our President. He is the first in recent history to set up a meeting with that North Korean guy. That gook had better talk nice to him because if he doesn’t, President trump will turn his part of Korea into a radioactive wasteland.

I listened to the President and I am glad to know that trade wars are good and easily won. Our President is a winner and he does not like to lose, so those other countries better look out. He has already done so much for us. According to President trump, he has already made America great again.  His new 2020 slogan will be “Keep America great.”  I know that he will do that.  He has already done more in a year than any other President in history.  I know this for a fact because I have heard him say so.

God Bless America.


From Smokey 3/14/18

I got a day off and I got my tractor going and I spent the day rototilling for my garden.

It’s a little early, but I think we can get an early start if the weather holds out.  My garden is there for the community, my neighbors help out.  They take what they need and we give the rest to the Columbia Food Bank.

Suzanne is busy doing all sorts of creative things.  My hope is that we can earn enough money from her painting so that we can create a foundation to help local kids and needy people in our community.  Her dad has helped us with papers to create a 501c3.  We will call it the “Good gifts foundation.”  It will be a family foundation and my hope is that we can help others with it.

The Burger Place would like to use me as a “Regional Manager.”  I will be working with the various burger places in Portland, and Vancouver.  My area will go from Chehalis to Salem. They explained that I won’t have to do any overnight traveling and that will still be able to come home in the evening.  It is a big raise, but I am not sure if I should take it or not.  I am afraid that I may not be able to get time off to work on my garden or do things for the family.  I told them that I would have to talk it over with Suzanne.


From: R. Patriot 3/7/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again.

I got to see the Video “The Darkest Hour.”  It was about Winston Churchill in 1940, when England stood alone against Germany.  I kept on thinking that Winston Churchill was so much like Donald Trump who, it would appear, stands alone. Churchill road in the London Subway and talked to the People.  President Trump went to Florida and listened to the children.  Like Churchill our President has to protect our borders. In our case it is against hoards of illegal brown criminals and rapists. He is doing this all the while facing a rogue FBI, a liberal press, mobs of liberal snowflakes, Hollywood elite big mouths, ANTIFA, and marching delusional children.  Churchill had the support of the common English people, not the elite.

Donald Trump also has the support of the Common uneducated people here in America.

Like Churchill, our President is holding steadfast and unchanging. Some people from Churchill’s War Cabinet resigned and disserted him. Those resignations are similar to what is happening now with people from our Presidents team.  In this darkest hour, like Churchill, our President will succeed as well, because we all know that God is on his side.

God Bless America.


From: Smokey 3/7/18

Things are starting to grow and it is about time for me to get my Kubota out and rototilling our next garden. I like running my tractor, but I usually don’t have time because of my job.  I need to schedule my days off ahead of time. Sadly, the weather doesn’t always want to cooperate with my scheduling.

My friend Numbun dropped by the other day and volunteered to help out.  Suzanne give him a big “No”.   She does not like my friend. 

Numbun has been doing real good.  He is making lots of money working for a Cannabis growing company in Washington.  He said that he would like to do some growing here but he can’t get support from the Port of St. Helens or the County Commissioners. He was complaining about stupid zoning rules.

Numbun is really smart. He always has figured out ways to earn money.  He used to be really good at chemistry and when we were in High School used to make all kinds of stuff that he would sell to other kids.  The police jailed him for a while, but once he got out he turned things around and now has become a wealthy man.

Suzanne does not like him, but I think that he is a real American success story.


From: R. Patriot 2-28-18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again.

I was pleased to hear our President’s address to CPAC.  Our President is right, Conservatives need to be alert and not complacent.  Our gun rights are under attack and evil people like George Soros and Jimmy Carter are working hard to take them away from us.  We need to arm our teachers so that they can protect our children.  If I thought it would help to arm them, I would even vote for a school levy. 

Our President is a brave man and he said that even with the pain of his bone spurs,  he would have charged that Florida school building without a gun and taken that shooter on bare handed.

We need to stand up for our rights and oppose secular gun free schools that teach the evils of evolution and deny the Bible.  We need more guns and we need more God.

God bless America.


From: Suzanne (Smokey’s Wife) 2/28/18

I told Smokey that I wanted to write his blog today. I read a letter from Chris Brumbles in the Spotlight blaming public schools for all the recent shootings.  He seems to think that people should be denied public education in leu of charter schools, or home schools. I shudder to think of what the future of America would be if we did what he asked. We would be denied an educated work force if this were the case.  Only the wealthy would be able to afford a good education and we would have a nation of people who would not understand science, or would believe (like VP Pence) that the world is only 6000 years old.

I don’t blame public schools for school shootings, but I do blame the NRA, gun manufactures, the President and other politicians that refuse to put sensible limits on gun ownership.  It was a year ago this February when the President blocked a rule preventing mentally ill people from buying guns. 

Brumbles wants to arm teachers, but do nothing about people owning assault weapons or teens buying them. 

Let’s face it, the problem isn’t our schools, or video games. The problem is the NRA and the politicians that support them. They are not there to promote gun safety, they are there to promote the fire arm industry.  Guns mean profit and sadly many of our politicians are for sale.

I would love to see the effort and money that is going into supporting guns into helping our children and supporting our schools.


From: Frank Knowland 2/27/18

I just read in the Oregonian that in this day of school shootings.  Our Representative. Brad Witt is raising money for the NRA. They are contributing to him and he, in turn, is helping them, spending money from his campaign.  I think his contributions to the NRA are a waste of campaign funds, particularly when he is one of the States biggest spenders.. Shame on you Brad, Shame, Shame, shame


From: R. Patriot 2-21-18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again

Our President has done what he has promised to do.  He is draining the swamp. He is saving government money by cutting the State Department bureaucracy, cutting Medicaid and helping business by eliminating stupid rules, red tape and consumer protections.  He is doing what people have asked him to by making people work for welfare and making sure that people on food stamps don’t spend their money on foolish luxuries. He thinks that food boxes should replace stamps. If they don’t want to eat the food that they get, then they don’t deserve to get any food.

I am a compassionate Christian Conservative, but I can’t stand loafers who refuse to work.  We don’t need welfare queens and illegal aliens living high on the hog off of welfare.

I am sad to see those children killed in Florida. Our President has a great solution, and that is “Concealed Carry.”  We need to arm the teachers. Both the President and Rush Limbaugh have the solution and it is a simple one. If it is implemented, there will be no more school Shootings. This solution will help make America great again.

God bless America. 



From: Smokey 2-21-18

It’s snowing.  Hard to believe that we would have snow this late in the year.  It may be a while before I start getting our garden ready.

Suzanne is concerned that President Trump is planning to cut food stamps and give people boxes of food instead. She is also worried that he will pay for his wall and his tax cut for the wealthy by raising gas taxes, selling off our national highway system to private companies and turning our Interstates into toll roads. This will make a big impact on poor people. She also thinks that it will hurt our economy by raising transportation costs.  She also is upset that he is going back on his promise not to touch Medicare, or Social Security. None in our family collect anything from these programs, but we do a know a lot of people who have paid into them and now may be cheated out of any benefits that they should be receiving.

Suzanne says that this shows us that you can’t trust him and you certainly can’t believe his promises. She was appalled when she heard what he just told the people in his Florida listening session. “Arm the teachers.”  This came from a man who’s budget has just cut money for school security and last year made it possible for mentally disturbed people to purchase fire arms.  Can you imagine what a SWAT team would do seeing people with guns? Will the schools buy Kevlar vests saying “TEACHER” on them? How will the police be able to tell who are the teachers and who are the shooters? Both Susanne and I both think that this is a dangerous and very dumb idea.


From: Nancy Ward 2-19-18

Such a lot of food for thought in this short article.


"The corporate state gives us back mere illusions of freedom. Behind the smoke and mirrors, empty rhetoric and false words, lies a clenching fist of control. The moment you step out of line or dare to dissent, you run smack into the invisible electric fences of their laws and police."




From: Judy Phillips 2-15-18

It makes me sick to my stomach that we have come to the place where the bad guy gets all the breaks'

I was appalled when I read in the paper that a prisoner in our county jail had a lawsuit against our county.

Once again our police force is the bad guy. I asked myself, why?! When the prisoner was uncooperative! Where really does the blame fall? Not on the police officer, or the canine unit.

My goodness, it makes me sick to my stomach that we have come to the place where the bad guy gets all the breaks.

From: R. Patriot 2-14-18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again

I am filled with hope and promise for America and our local economy. With the new tax cut, people will be making a lot more money and large companies will want to invest more in America.  I am willing to wait a month or two, but if things start getting better the way that our President has promised, than it will be a great opportunity for me to raise what I am charging for my rentals.  If people have more money, then they can afford to send more money my way.

I truly believe in my heart that America is really becoming great again.

God Bless America.


From Smokey2-14-18

Happy Valentine’s day.  Suzanne decorated our house with hearts and little Sean just got back from Kindergarten with a bunch of Valentines. We will be making a big deal out of Valentine’s day today. 

Some of my Burger Place workers were disappointed with their paychecks. No one seemed to notice much difference in what they were taking home.  One of them asked if we were all getting $1000 bonus’s.  I told them that I haven’t heard anything from corporate bout that.

Suzanne tells me that the Stock market has dropped big time and that companies like Kinberly Clark (Kleenex/Huggies etc), AT&T, Walmart, Macy’s, Toy’s R Us, JC Pennies, Sams Club, K Mart are all laying people off. Suzanne says that over 40,000 people will be laid off. She says that Congress has to raise the debt ceiling, since we the new law will be increasing the deficit by over a trillion dollars.  I have to admit, that I have never had the time to even try and count to a trillion.  Does a trillion have 12 zero’s?


From Don Jung 2-10-18

I got my paycheck and I am taking home $15 more as a result of Trumps new tax cut.  I also heard him say that he will be fixing roads and bridge and get private profit making companies to turn our highways into toll roads.  I wonder how much of my $15 will go into paying tolls or how much more I will have to pay in health care now that the GOP has sabotaged Obamacare. We need to vote these guys out


From: R. P:atriot  2-7-18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again

I was listening to Sean Hannity last night and he mentioned that the drop in the stock market was a result of economic policies that Obama put in place.  Fortunately our President will change things and with his big tax cut we should see business starting to boom and flourish.  America will become great again.

I listen to our President and I so agree with him. We need to let the world see our military might by having a big military parade to end all military parades. A big parade should scare the crap out of those North Koreans and others who think America can be trifled with. . 

I also agree with our President when he says that Demo-rats that refuse to clap at his speeches are guilty of Treason and should be treated like traitors. We should fill our jails with these un patriotic miscreants. 

As long as we are speaking of treason, I think that the Demo-rats on the House intelligence committee who are conspiring with Trump haters in the F.B.I. and the CIA should all be treated like traitors and also criminally prosecuted. 

We are a nation of laws and these people are all abusing our laws. They need to be stopped.  God is on the side of the GOP. We are a Christian nation and we need to stop un Christian influences in our government.

God bless America.


From: Smokey 2-7-18

Suzanne is turning out various Clay and metal sculptures. She is also working on an oil painting.  I don’t know how she is able to do several projects at once, but this isn’t the first time that she has done this.

Suzanne is really upset about our President demanding that that he get a military parade like the Russians, North Koreans and Chinese.  She also mentioned that the President seems to think that if people didn’t clap at his speeches that it showed that they were unpatriotic or even worse traitors.  She says that this is really a frightening thing to hear.

The weather has really become nice, but I think that it is till too early for me to get my “community” garden ready.  I like the idea of growing fresh food to give to my neighbors and to the food bank.


From:  T. M. 2-7-18

Wayne Mayo continues to quench his Republican thirst with the Trump brand Kool-Aid. Blaming the media for Trumps problems.

The Mayo’s of the world buying into Trump’ lies and manipulations of the facts and when things don’t go his way calling the news fake news. Suppressing evidence, giving the Russians classified information. Calling people traitors, who speak out against him, or those who fail to be inlock step with him. 

Sounds a bit like Hitler and the Nazi Party. And finally supporting a man who regards women as worthless beings only good for one thing as sex toys  I suppose if Trump grabbed your daughter by her Quote: “Pussy” you would be honored.

Wake up Wayne Mayo.


From: Nancy Ward ( Received 2/2/18)


Break out the champagne, it's time to celebrate! Crude oil is not going to be part of Washington's future plans for building their economy. We hope the Port of St. Helens is listening.



Not to be confused with the recent ban on crude oil trains in Vancouver - this is about the existing crude oil trains running through Spokane. “This lawsuit will inevitably be the first of many which seek to begin to align state and federal laws with the realities of global warming—liberating communities to begin to take the difficult stepss necessary for our continued survival on this planet.”ť

Looks like we're about to have a long-overdue discussion whether We the People have equal rights with corporations to live and thrive and whether local and state governments have a say in their own future and survival.



From: R. Patriot 1/31/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again.  Thank God for clear thinking people like Wayne Mayo who unquestionably supports our President. 

Obama, the FBI and the Justice Department has been ganging up on our President. It is proven that they bugged our President’s one time campaign foreign policy advisor, Carter Page, by putting tiny microphones into a notebook he was bringing to a Russian meeting and didn’t tell him about it.  They are all going on a Russian witch hunt to try and bring our President down.

We can’t trust the Justice Department the FBI or even the CIA because these agencies are full of Democrats. 

We also can’t trust Newsweek, Time, CNN, MSNBC , The Washington Post, the New Yorker or most any of the lying media. These people are all eager to publish fake news.

Thank God for loyal Americans like Paul Manifort who was willing to run our President’s campaign for free,  We are also thankful for Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes who is willing to compile information to help protect our President from all the lies these other people are spreading about him and keep this information away from the Democrats in the  FBI and Justice Department so that they can’t dispute it and twist it to their own purposes. 

Our President is a businessman.  He knows how to run a business, and businesses need money. Thankfully he knows where to get money and by getting money from Russian banks means that Russia is no longer a foreign hostile power. Thankfully President Trump is good friends with the Democratically elected President of the Russian Federation. Together they can create a new era of prosperity and good will. 

The Democrats hate this, but God is on our side and we will prevail.

God Bless America.


From: Smokey 1/31/18

With Sean in School, Suzanne had a little bit of time to visit Planned Parenthood in Beaverton.  She wanted to donate to them a small painting that she had made of a mother and Child.  She used to volunteer more of her time there, but we don’t seem to have near the time that we used to have since we live here and have to be home when our little guy gets back from school.

She said that she would like to do another mother and child as a statue to take to the Lake Oswego gallery .  We have been a little bit short of money this month, so it would be great if she could sell something.  She still wrote a small check to Planned Parenthood. It was not as big a check as we would have liked, but we have to watch our expenses for the time being. She says that Planned Parenthood does a lot of good work in helping young mothers.

My work at the Burger place is going well and corporate did give me a small raise this year.  Looking at our check book, we seem to have given a lot of our money away to the food bank and to help out some of our neighbors who are having some difficulties. We both think that it is important to be concerned for others and do what we can to make our world and our community a little bit better.  I hope Sue is able to sell some more art. It will sure help us pay our bills.


From: Wayne Mayo 1/26/18

Congress was given a special gift on the 18th of January. They all got copied on the FBI memo detailing how the discredited Fusion dossier figured into the FISA warrant to surveil the 2016 Trump campaign.

Eyebrow-raising in the delivery of this gift was that all Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee voted against its release.

I'd like to know on what basis a warrant was issued to wiretap a Republican Presidential campaign by the Obama-Loretta Lynch Justice Department.

Last week Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. stated as she independently released the transcript testimony of FusionGPS's defense of the dossier before the Senate in closed-door testimony; "The only way to set the record straight is to make the transcript public."

During the runup to the 2016 election, research done by "The Hill" showed that employees of the Department of Justice gave $286,797 or 97% of their giving to candidate Clinton; Only $8756 to Trump.

Prove the wiretapping of the Trump campaign wasn't an Obama approved spying tactic by making the memo public.


From: Rodney Hicks 1/25/18

What is this stuff about someone wanting to again build a huge rebar Lewis and Clark dog in Columbia View park?  I thought that people already turned this guy down. How many times will they try and clutter up our little park with crap?  Lewis and Clark never visited St. Helens and their dog never pooped in Columbia View Park.


From: R. Patriot 1/23/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again.

I am glad that the Democrat shutdown is over with.  Can you imagine those guys trying to blame our President for their shutting down the government?

Our President has just enacted new Tariffs on imports. His goal is to create more jobs here in the USA.  His tax bill is designed to bring business back here as well.  This will help along with the wall in keeping manufacturing here. I am thankful that our President has cut regulations and has given us a tax plan that will provide incentives for people who make money to keep their money.  After all, government taxes are nothing more than outright theft.  Why should I pay for schools when I don’t have kids, why should I pay for roads that I don’t drive on and why should I subsidize health insurance for people who are either too lazy or too old to work.

God will judge America and when God judges us all, he will find that President Trump has done more to make our country great than any other President in modern history.

God Bless America.


From: Smokey 1/23/18

I’m back from training in Boise. I am not sure if I am any smarter, but I did learn some more things about management and working with people.  I was pleased to find everything is still going good at work and I was happy to see Suzanne writing my Blog for me.

I am still manager, but it was whispered to me that my boss would like me to start working with some of our other restaurants and give them tips on how to improve their product and keep good employees. 

I like the idea of keeping good employees. One good way to keep them is to reward them and provide them with incentives to continue doing good work.

On another note, Suzanne says that she is happy that the Children’s Health Insurance Program has been renewed again for another 3 years.  She is not sure why they waited so long to pass as important a program as this one.  We need to take care of our children. She also says that we need to still take care of our Dreamers as well.

I hope that things settle down and our government will once again, implement programs that will help most of us.

Suzanne seems to think that it may take a couple of years before good things will again happen.


From: Carl Lietz 1/18/18

The City had a big “Urban Renewal” plan meeting yesterday.  My Question will “Urban Renewal” Put our City into Compression, the way that “Urban Renewal” did for Clatskanie and Rainier?


From: R. Patriot 1/17/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again. I don’t care what people say the President said. We don’t need a hoard of worthless immigrants filling up our Country, taking jobs away from hard working Americans.  We also don’t need to waste our tax money on Measure 101.  This bill will encourage more illegals to come here, fill up our hospitals and take our jobs.

Bleeding heart liberals may want to take away our guns,  encourage illegals, and turn Oregon into a Socialistic Peoples State… but not me.  If you want to keep our Country free and well armed, you will vote against this terrible ballot measure. We need to save America one step at a time, and keeping our guns and stopping illegals is the way we need to go. 

if you love America. You will vote “No” on Measure 101

God Bless America.


From: Smokey 1/17/18

I’m Susanne (Smokey’s wife), and I am writing his blog today.  Smokey will be in Boise this week taking management training classes.

Both Smokey and I voted last week before he took off for Boise State. We both voted “Yes” on measure 101.

 Why did I vote Yes?  The Federal government is dramatically cutting funds for the Medicaid program. Our Oregon Health plan is considered one of the best in the nation, and it is a big user of Medicaid money.  Neither Smokey or I depend on Medicaid  but we do depend on the people around us being healthy. Smokey needs healthy workers and I want healthy neighbors. Someone said that this money will be going to illegal immigrants. That is totally untrue. Medicaid money and our Oregon Health plan does not go to illegals. 

I want to see the people in my state educated and healthy.  Healthy people are necessary for a healthy economy and a healthy society.  I would urge others to vote “Yes” on 101 and keep our state and the people in it healthy.


From Ed. Markey 1/12/18

Watch out St. Helens. The City will be holding a public hearing on Tuesday the 16th to change the Traffic Pattern in St. Helens. If what I have been told is true, they will route traffic so that traffic will bypass the Holton area and take people directly to Old Town (Now the Riverfront District).  I wonder what the Holton Merchants think about this plan?


From: R. Patriot 1/10/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again.

Our poor President is still being subjected to a partisan witch hunt by Mueller and the FBI. I believe that President Trump is the best President this nation has seen for decades.  He is accomplishing much and working hard to make our nation great. He is ridding us of the Obamacare abomination. He has simplified our tax system so that there will be money in every deserving person’s pockets. He is helping rid us of welfare loafers and will help educate our nation by providing vouchers for private schools.  He is strengthening our military so that no one dare oppose us.  He is ridding us of criminals, rapists, and gangsters and sending them back to the counties that they came from.

He has tightened security and will eventually be able to construct a great wall that will be the envy of the world.

He has also instilled pride in being a white man in this world filled with brown people. White pride, American Pride, Christian Pride.  All of these things have become renewed under our President’s leadership.

His actions make me so proud to live in America today.

God bless America.


From: Smokey 1/10/17

I’m Susanne (Smokey’s wife), and I am writing his blog today.  Smokey will be in Bose for the next two weeks, taking management training classes.  I think that they may want to promote him.  Smokey says if it involves moving, then they can just forget it. He plans to stay here.

I have been busy taking care of my little boy, and creating kinesthetic metal sculptures. Sculptures designed to touch.  I love creating interactive art.  I am also volunteering for the food bank, community meals, and I travel to Washington County to volunteer some time for Planned Parenthood. Both Smokey and I want to help our neighbors, and we would like to help make our community a little bit better.  Not only do we want to do so, we think that we can. I only wish that more people would want to do so too.

I am very upset that the President wants to expel 262,000 people from El Salvador,  who have been here for almost two decades. These people have businesses, pay taxes and are part of the fabric of America. Why expel them now? This is not a humanitarian thing, nor is it good for our nation.  What kind of stupid is this? Instead of kicking them out, we should be helping them all with a path to citizenship.  Diversity is what has, in the past made America great and we need more diversity now.


From: Todd Thorpe 1/6/18

What the heck is wrong with St. Helens Planning? I noticed the Update had a link to a traffic plan Hearing.  Looking at the plan it would appear that  the City wants to divert traffic from Columbia Blvd to Gable Road bypassing all the businesses in St. Helens Holton District. Does the city have something against Holton?   


From: R. Patriot 1/3/18

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again.

I thought it was really funny to see our President put little “Rocket Man” in his place. He let him know that we have a bigger button than him and ours is proven to work.  I sure feel lots safer when I know that I have a real leader like Donald Trump supporting and standing behind us all. People need to understand that there is a reason why our President is cutting money for food stamps and luxuries like meals on wheels. We need this money for necessities like a strong military, strong corporations, and a strong border wall to keep us safe.  He believes, and so do I that America is not the land of the lazy.  It is a place where if you work hard you will succeed. President Trump is a man who works hard and he is now one of our Nation’s wealthiest because of it.  He is a role model for people who want to succeed.

God Bless America.


From: Smokey 1/3/18

The Burger place will be sending me to school. They will be giving me a management short course (2 weeks). I start Monday, and in the meantime, my shift leaders will be running things at work. Corporate has been really pleased with our sales and I was told I that I have “Potential.” I don’t know what they mean by that, but I do know that I don’t plan to leave my present job. I like being close to home, and I like the people who work for me. I can help them, and they can help make our burger business even better. 

Suzanne is all upset. She was watching MSNBC and said that the Trump Administration is putting pressure on the senior management of the FBI to resign and retire, so that he can replace them. It appears that Trump is getting very nervous about the Russia probe. Things seem to be getting too close to him and he would like to shut it down.

Suzanne is very interested in politics.  My concern is my family and the people who I live and work with.  I would like to help my neighbors and try and make my community a better place to live in.                                                                      


From: Victor 1/2/18

Hey Eagle, I saw you strutting around wearing your new red ball cap. You look really stupid.


From Bruce Downing 1/1/18

Happy New Year Bill.

I see that the city is raising my water and sewer rates again. I understand that they have to pay for their systems, but do I have to be billed every other month?  Why can’t they bill us monthly. That way my bill will be $100 instead of $200.  A monthly billing will make it easier for people like myself to pay.


From: R. Patriot 12/27/17

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again

I am pleased with what our President is doing to help the economy.  People have more money now and property values are soaring. Because of this, I think that I will raise the rents that I will be charging this next year. 

God is good and with the new tax bill, I will be able to do more with my commercial real estate.

I am very pleased with my Presidents choices for his Cabinet and for our Foreign service. These people are not like Obama’s government cronies, but are multimillionaires and captains of Industry. They may not know how to run a bureaucratic government, but they know how to run a real business. We are so lucky to have these people.

I feel richer, better and safer because we have Donald Trump as President. 

God bless America. 


From: Smokey 12/27/17

A few months ago, things were really going well for us. Suzanne’s art was selling like crazy and we had all sorts of money rolling in. Evidently this has, at least temporarily, stopped.  We spent a lot of money on Christmas for our neighbors, and for my employees at the Burger place. For seem reason, the money seems to have disappeared .  Suzanne had a plan to set up a foundation (called Good gifts).. But it is hard to sink any money into it, when the money has temporarily run out.

Still, we are happy, we have had a great Christmas and we have managed to help a lot of other people have a great Christmas as well.

Suzanne says that we need be thankful for all of the good things we have done and not dwell on what we don’t have. The money that we spent helped others. There is nothing better than that.  Suzanne believes in the Three fold rule. What we do is returned to us three fold.

I think that she is right. We want to wish every one a wonderful holiday season and a blessed and prosperous new year.


From : Mike Hyme 12/24/17

Bill, you asked me what you should say to liberals who tell you “We did not want to vote for Trump, we really voted against Hillary and everything she represents?


So let me restate this in beer terms. We will make Hillary Budweiser to make your position clearer.


You’re against Budweiser, and everything it represents… fair enough?


So in protest, you drank Clorox.


That pretty much sums up this liberal’s view of your choice.


From: Brandon Williams 12/24/17

 It’s not about Trump or Hillary. It’s about the simple fact of how voting works.

You vote FOR the candidate you agree with. You do not vote AGAINST a different candidate by electing the opposition. If you do not agree with any candidate, write someone else in.

It’s like having a tuna sandwich and an old moldy ham sandwich. If you hate tuna, you don’t choose the moldy ham, you find a third option.


From: R. Patriot 12/20/17

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again

My live in girl friend just bought us some MAGA Christmas ornaments for our tree. I love all the things that our President is doing for America.  He is sending thieving & raping illegal immigrants back home. He is waging a strong war against Islamic terrorists and he is protecting us all with his Muslim ban.

I am really happy to see the new GOP tax bill.  This bill will make America great by putting more money in the pockets of job creators. I expect to see the stock market benefit and our economy taking off.

He will put an end to Obamacare by killing the mandate and making it harder to enroll in Obama’s Socialistic health insurance. We need to give tax breaks to the people on top, because it will trickle down and help all of us.

In truth, I really don’t care who the new tax hurts as long as it helps me.  God loves Donald Trump and people like me who have the smarts to be able to accumulate money and know how to use it.

God Bless America.


From: Smokey 12/20/17

Just a few more days until Christmas.  Our tree is decorated and we have lots of presents. Little Sean came back from Kindergarten and let us know that the Santa’s in town really aren’t the real Santa. “They are just Santa’s helpers.”  No argument from any of us.

Susanne is fuming over the GOP’s new Tax Bill. She mentioned that Bernie Sanders wanted to raise taxes on the 1% and give Medicare for all and expand Social security.  She says that instead the GOP tax plan will raise the cost of our health insurance,  and limit what we will be able to claim. She spoke to her dads accountant and he said that the GOP plan may be more complicated than the old tax system. The break for middle class people will only be temporary and most of the tax savings will go to corporations and people like her dad. The rest of us will actually be paying more.  Susanne said that she does not mind paying more in taxes, what she does mind are the massive cuts to Medicaid, Medicare and possibly Social Security. These cuts will be used to make up for the breaks that the GOP is giving to  our nation’s wealthiest.  Susan says that millions of people will be without health insurance, and many old people may be thrown out of their nursing homes.  It will hurt  Children’s health insurance, medical transport, food stamps, Cold weather relief, emergency programs and so much more. 

Susanne says that if we want the economy to grow, we should be putting money into the hands of people on the low end. People that have to spend money to live. People can’t buy things if they don’t have any money and our economy will not flourish unless people have money to make it work.


From: Jim (slick) Nachos 12/18/17

What is happening with the pot producer that the city has been courting? Is he doing business or is he just BS?

If the pot people are for real, will they be using Wauna Credit Union as their bank?


From: R. Patriot 12/13/17

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again

I would hope that Arkansas will have a recount. I suspect that there is ballot box tampering in that state.  Roy Moore should have won. Roy is a good Christian who believes that the Bible supersedes the Constitution and so do I. Instead they are going to elect a man to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions who supports baby killing. I am shocked to think that the people of Arkansas would willingly elect a baby killer to the US Senate.  God Help our nation.

Doug Jones outspent Roy Moore Six to One. My guess is that there was a lot of crooked stuff going on to bring about this win.  We need more people like Roy Moore and we need to work hard to see that this sort of miscarriage of justice does not happen again. God is with the GOP, but sometimes the Devil manages to win.

My live-in Girlfriend and I will pray for our nation and trust in God, knowing that the GOP will continue to bring Gods blessing upon our nation.

God Bless America.


From: Smokey 12/13/17

I took Saturday off and I took Suzanne, Sean and two of his friends (Cherise and Douglas) to the Zoo. We took them in our old VW bus.

It was expense, but it was also a lot of fun.  We road on the Zoo train, we walked as much as the kids legs could stand, and we got to see live animals, birds and even insects. Not only were we able to see them, but we got to learn a whole lot about them. The kids were amazed.  We fed them Hamburgers and even though it was cold, they wanted (and got) ice-cream. Were they ever tired when they got home. I was tired too, but I needed to go back to the Burger place and see if everything was okay.  It was, they survived without me for a day. It was a lot of fun, and I hope we can do it again.  I think next time, we will go to the Children’s Museum. I think they will enjoy that too.

Suzanne is really happy.  Doug Jones won in Arkansas. She said that she could not understand how a man who is banned from entering a shopping mall would be allowed to become part of the US Senate.


From: M. Huston 12/12/17

I saw Bill Eagle at a local event and he double dipped in the ranch dressing. ICK!  Then he wiped his fingers on his pants, try using a napkin next time Eagle.


From: Tom Russo 12/12/17

What is this I hear that the democratic party of Columbia County had an issue with their prior chairperson altering a candidate’s election form? How come the Democrats have kept this quiet? Where are the true patriots those who would not tolerate election tampering.


From: Talk Nazi 12/12/17

There is nothing wrong with our great fuhrers who lead this country. There is nothing wrong with a man copping a feel of a woman, after all women were put on this earth by GOD O MIGHTY to be the instrument of pleasure for a man. God told these men to grope women no matter the age, as this would bring these women to God. And being God fearing men they obeyed this command. The women who are raging the battle cry against good men like Roy Moore and Al Franklin are jealous because they were and are too ugly to be considered for a good time.  Let our beloved leaders led this country into history, as history will report and regard this period of time to be the magnitude of greatness and will be a time to remember and a volume in history books. God Bless our Fuhrers and God Bless Our Mother Country.


From: Sari Swick 12/9/17

We bought our house here in St Helens in 2001, and our taxes have increased every year while our services seem to be fewer and fewer each year. The board’s decision to stop caring for our helpless animals is really scraping the bottom of the barrel of behavior and completely unexpected. Is the lack of moral leadership in Washington, D.C. going to trickle down to our local level now? This is so wrong.


Please rethink your mean-spirited decision and help us all take care of our less fortunate animal citizens.


We, the People care about our furry neighbors even if you don’t.


From: R. Patriot 12/6/17

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again

Up until now, all inheritance over $11 Million is tax free. This cap will be eliminated completely. This way, when I die, I (and people wealthier than me) will be able to pass our estates on to our heirs without the government grabbing it.  A good change, because people who have money should be allowed to keep it.

As a Christian, I am pleased to see our President planning to move our Embassy to Jerusalem. My guess is that it will probably piss off a lot of rag heads, but I know that our President knows what he is doing. Personally.\, I think sice we have nukes, we should use them. If we could turn a few countries into parking lots we will all be a lot safer.  No one should screw with us.

I am really pleased with our President and all that he is doing for America.



From: Smokey 12/6/17

Suzanne says that the Senate passed the GOP tax plan. Her fear is that it will not only raise the taxes most people pay while putting our nation further into debt, but it will also raise the cost of health insurance. The tax bill will, eliminate the individual mandate and health insurance companies will be forced to raise their rates.

She is also fuming about Trumps announcement today to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. She seems to think that it will create an explosion of violence in the Middle East.  I sure hope that she is wrong.

Sean is doing great in School He is in Kindergarten. He loves to tell us about his friends Cherise and Douglas. They like playing together.  Suzanne spoke with their parents and we will be setting up a zoo trip on Saturday. This should be a lot of fun for them.


From: Bill Smiley 12/2/17

I sure wish you would not print letters from that R. Patriot guy. I can’t stand him and comes off as a real jerk. None of the stuff that he has to share is factual, he isn’t funny and all he does is piss other people off.  I don’t really care to read your barbs because of him.


From: Nancy Ward 11/29/17

Commissioner Tardif listened to the people, looked into the future and voted 'No' on the Port Westward rezone. He wisely said to Commissioners Magruder and Heimuller, who voted 'Yes', "I hear you say we need to look to the future and for me, I feel like we're looking to the past," .... calling fossil fuel projects relics of the past.


Thank you for listening. Thank you for being a visionary leader. You have our support, Commissioner Tardiff.




From: R. Patriot 11/29/17

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again.  My girlfriend and I enjoyed Thanksgiving by going to Portland and having a delightful restaurant meal. No muss, no mess, and no pesky relatives or neighbors.

President Trump is confident that this nonsense about Russia should be over with by the end of the year. We can get on with real things like needed tax reform. Our President has a great  plan where everyone will save money. We won’t be wasting our money on things like giving free handouts to leaches on Medicaid. The will eliminate the penalty that forces people to enroll in Obamacare and make tax preparations much simpler for everyone. I looked at the figures at the RNC and it would appear that everyone will get money back. It will be a wonderful plan and it will stimulate the economy by encouraging corporations to hire more people.  I am ever thankful that we have a President who is continually looking out for the welfare of patriotic Americans; real citizens, not crooked illegal immigrants.  America is, indeed, on the way to becoming great again.

God bless America.


From: Smokey  11/29/17

Susan and I enjoyed a great Thanksgiving. I had the day off and we cooked a huge turkey and we invited all of our neighbors to join us.  We had a lot of food and our neighbors shared with us as well.  I think we had over twenty people. We had a wonderful time of visiting and sharing. It was a wonderful time. We even invited the fat guy who owns the big yellow Hummer. I guess he must have had a party of his own, because he didn’t join us.

Suzanne is says that they will be voting on Trumps GOP tax plan on December 12. Unlike most bills, there have been no public hearings or public debates. Suzanne says that 80% of the tax cuts will go to the 1%.  According to economists 3 out of 10 working families will see a tax increase of about $2000 a year. The plan gives 2.6 billion in tax cuts to corporations but raises taxes on people by $500 billion. It will be paid by slashing Medicare by $500 billion and Medicaid by $1 trillion.  We won’t be able to deduct student loans, but will be able to deduct private school tuition and things like private airplanes.

To quote  “That’s not ‘reform; that’s a rip off!”


From: Nancy Ward 11/25/17

Will we continue to stand by while oil leaks from pipelines into our ground, our water, our lives? Will we turn a blind eye and continue to live as though nothing has changed? Or will we stop the pipelines by whatever means we can? Will we keep the oil in the ground, keep the trains in their yards, the ships in their ports? Will we begin to build the means, relations, habits, and tools that we need to survive the coming floods?"


Will We?




From: R. Patriot 11/15/17

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again.  There are lots of good things that our President has done for us.  He is stopping illegal immigration by deporting Haitians who Obama brought here and Mexicans who were brought here illegally as children by their parents.  Makes me feel lots safer knowing that these black and brown criminals will be deported.

The Demorats are big hypocrites. They are making a big fuss over Roy Moore while they defend Al Frankin and John Conyers, just because Republican women were abused by them. They seem to ignore Hillary Clinton’s membership in a secret child molestation ring under a Pizza parlor in Washington DC or her husband Bill’s sexually abusing an innocent White House intern.

Roy Moore is a patriot and a Christian, not a devil worshiper like the Clinton’s.  He never abused a teen unless he first got their mother’s permission. He would be good for America unlike his opponent who prosecuted Christian patriots and is soft on crime.

We need to do away with hypocrisy and vote for Gods Own Party. Vote Republican

God Bless America.


From: Smokey 11/22/17

I got Corporate to back me.  We will be giving all of our people a paid holiday tomorrow. We will be closed on Thanksgiving. McDonald's and other fast food places will be open, but we won’t be. I also got corporate to give gift vouchers to everyone for Thanksgiving Turkey’s.  We have two people who don’t have ovens, but we do have ovens at our restaurant and Suzanne and I will help them cook their Turkey’s here. We plan to party on Thanksgiving.

Suzanne is disturbed about the proposed Tax measure. Even though it will put the us into 1˝ Trillion more debt. It will also cost anyone earning from $10,000—$80.000. We will all pay more in taxes even though corporations and wealthy people, who don’t need help, will get a big tax break. 

Suzanne took economics and she said that there is no economical basis for this, since poor and middle class people would put more money into the local economy if they get more money. Wealthy people won’t do this.   Trickle down or “Tinkle on” economics goes back to the time of Herbert Hoover and it just doesn’t, nor has it ever worked.


From: L. Atwood 11/18/17

It will be interesting if our county commissioner from Clatskanie Ms. Magruder votes to save the farm land and not vote for the re-zone. Magruder claims to be a 3rd or 4th generation farmer in the area. Lets see if she really supports her neighbors or supports more dirty corporations which will destroy the blueberry farms and the mint farm.

From Tammy Maygra 11/16/17

I thought I would chime in on a letter written by Nancy Ward.

 Oregon's Department of Energy recovered just $1.3 million of a $20 million loan in bankruptcy court in regards to the Ethanol Plant at Port Westward. Taxpayers took another hit in their pocketbooks


From: Nancy Ward 11/16/20

"We told you so," Daniel Sheehan, chief counsel of the Lakota People's Law Project, said in a statement. "It was just a matter of time. There have been over 200 significant leaks in these pipelines since the year 2000. This is the exact threat that the Lakota people were trying to protect their sole source of water from at Standing Rock."

Yes, they were told it would happen and, really, who could possibly believe it wouldn't? But, there are elections to buy and people to make rich, so let's ignore the obvious and get on with ruining our rural countryside.


From: R. Patriot 11/15/17

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again

I am pained to see the problems our Christian Judge Roy Moore is incurring. He is the victim of a lying press, fake news and vindictive Demorats. I see nothing wrong with young girls. I find them very pretty myself and It is plain and simple. Roy is a good Christian and young girls are very pretty.  I would rather see a child molester in Congress than a Democrat. Besides having sex with young women is Biblical and you can’t argue with God.

I am also pleased with to see Brett Talley selected for a Federal Judge position. It is true that he has never served as a regular judge before, but he is a good Republican, a faithful Trump supporter, a member of the NRA and has vast experience as a ghost busting psychic investigator and he also hates gays and abortion. All of this qualifies him for a lifetime Judicial appointment.  I thank the lord  that Republicans still have a majority in Congress so that we can get the right people into judicial positions and can use them to effect laws for at least the next 40 years.

God Bless America.


From: Smokey 11/15/17

Sean told me that he was sent home from school last week because he was in a fight. Susanne was very angry because Sean was a victim not the perpetrator. His friend Cherise hit another boy because the boy pushed Sean. Susanne spent some time talking to the teacher and I believe that she has straightened things out. None of the kids were really punished, they were just sent home early.

The teacher told Cherise that it was nice that she wanted to defend Sean, but she needed to understand that violence is not a way to handle differences. It appears that the reason why Sean was pushed by Douglas  was because he crowed into line so that he could be next to Cherise.  Like everything else, things are often not what the might appear at firs.

Susanne is no longer angry at the teacher and the three kids all seem to be having a good time nicely playing with each other.

If only adult problems  could be solved this easy.


Nancy Ward 11/8/17

You'll never guess ... or, maybe you will. The deliberations concerning the rezone at Port Westward have, yet again, been delayed. The date is now November 29th. Sigh


It was an interesting day in the packed meeting room. Several citizens spoke eloquently of process not met in the Port's application. But, one person, Greg Pettit, hit it out of the park by simply speaking in language we all understand. He said his research shows we (the taxpayers) have spent (wasted) at least $73 million dollars on various schemes to make Port Westward profitable and it has yet to happen. He wondered how many useful and practical projects could have been implemented with that money?


We wonder too.


From: Jasmine Zimmer-Stuckey 11/8/17

Hi everyone,

Thank you for packing the room today!


The full house, combined with excellent testimony, was a very powerful showing of opposition to the rezone. The board did not vote today. The port will have seven days to submit their final argument to the rebuttal testimony provided as it relates to the recent ex parte  communication. Travel schedules and the Thanksgiving holiday delayed the next deliberation for the commissioners on the topic so the new date is Wednesday, November 29th at 10 AM in at the county building.

Unless something happens between now and then (another ex parte communication or another item added to the record), it's highly likely that the vote on the rezone will occur at the meeting on the 29th.

In the meantime, please write letters to the editor and spread the word about the Nov 29th meeting.


Courtney Vaughn with the Spotlight was at the meeting so I anticipate a story in the paper soon.


From: R. Patriot 11/7/17

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again

I was very saddened to hear about the shooting in Texas.  Me and the prayers of my girlfriend are with those people who lost loved ones.  Like Stephan Paddock in Las Vegas last month, my guess is that Devin Kelly was also recruited by Antifa. These crazy people are Hillary lovers and Obama supporters and they want to take our guns away and tear our government down. Some say they support ISIS others Lenin, but their one purpose is our nations destruction and the elimination of our American way of life. If you want to learn the real truth behind some of these events you need to visit www.infowars.com. You can learn the truth on this web site and understand how dangerous Antifa is and anti Christian people like George Soros are to America.

I am ever thankful for the Second Amendment and for patriots like Alex Jones and President Trump and other white men who care about America and want us all to be prepared to defend what we have so that American can become great again.

God Bless America.


From: Smokey 11/7/17

Our little boy Sean was 5 years old this last August and Susanne and I enrolled him in Kindergarten right after labor day. We thought it might be better if we didn’t start him too early, we both agreed that he needs to socialize with other children. He is so bright that we even thought of home schooling him, but the more we thought about it, we came to the conclusion that he needs to be able to socialize with other children.

We got a call from the school telling us that they were sending Sean home for fighting.

I took off of work and picked him up. I spoke to Sean about this and he said:  “My teacher’s really nice, but not everyone is. Douglas is really big and he is really bossy and sometimes he is real mean.  He pushed me down for no reason and as I was getting up my friend Cherise hit him in the face. She gave him a bloody nose.  They got real mad at her and sent her home.  I told my teacher that she was only helping me. That’s why they sent me home too.

Somehow, I don’t think that’s fair.”

I didn’t say anything, but I have to admit that this didn’t seem fair to me either.

When we got home,  I spoke to Suzanne and she got really mad. She said that she plans to go back to the school and talk to the teacher.

Suzanne said, that she believes fighting is wrong, but you don’t punish victims.

I have to agree.  On the other hand, I would have felt better if it was Sean who gave Douglas the bloody nose instead of Cherise.


From: Nancy Ward 11/6/17

Warning! Big week ahead:


1. 10:00a.m. Wednesday, 11/8 at 230 Strand St., St. Helens.
The Commissioners will finally vote on whether to approve the Port of St. Helen's request to rezone agricultural land for industrial use at Port Westward.


2. 6:30p.m. Thursday, 11/9 CCC monthly meeting at the Soil and Water Conservation meeting room 35285 Millard Rd, St Helens The agenda includes a discussion of the Board's vote and a continuing discussion of the harmful effects of pesticide use in Oregon.


3. 9:00a.m. Friday, 11/10 on KOHI AM1600, Odd Friday. This week's guest is Doug Hayes, Executive Director of the Port. We'll discuss how the Board's vote will impact the growth at Port Westward - does their vision include sustainable growth that will not harm the surrounding agricultural industries?


From: R. Patriot 11/1/17

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again.  I am troubled by the Demorats persecution of our President. They are conducting a witch hunt against him, his family and all the people who work What they should be doing is investigating that Crooked Hillary, or better yet, the evil black Kenyan who pretended to be President. They are the ones responsible for Russian Hackers of the DNC and they sold Uranium to the Russians allowing them to threaten us with nuclear annihilation. Our liberal press says nothing about this, but continues to print fake news about our President.

Had some kids come to my house on Halloween and try to rip me off. Said they were trick or treating for the Communist United Nations. They wanted money to give injections to a bunch of black Africans.  I told the young hippies “We need to take care of American’s first and not a bunch of lazy African Commie ingrates.”  I also said that if they didn’t get off my porch fast that I would sic my dogs on ‘em.

It was really fun to see them scatter.  God I love doing stuff like this.

God Bless America.


From: Smokey 11/1/17

Kids from the St. Helen’s High School Key Club stopped by both our Burger place and our house. They were Trick or Treating for UNICEF. They all had these little UNICEF boxes stuffed with money. They said that the money would go toward the “Eliminate Project.” This project is to rid the world of Maternal Neonatal Tetanus. This disease kills thousands of children and their mothers in the third world. It is caused by unsanitary birthing conditions.  The disease can be prevented with the administration of three injections of a Tetanus anti toxin. The cost is 60 cents a shot and for $1.80 a mother and child (and future children) will be immunized.  I gave the kids money and so did Susanne, when they came to our door. When they came to the Burger place we gave them both Burgers and candy. It’s great to see kids doing good things. I hope that our little Sean will do good things like this too when he grows older.

Both Susanne and I think our purpose in this word is to help others make this world a better place.  Kids like these Key Clubbers are doing this very thing.


From: Jerry Gifford 10/31/17

What ever happened to Commissioner Tony Hyde? I heard he now works for Knife River as a consultant or something, how cool is that … all those special favors he did for the gravel industry while commissioner has finally paid off.


From: Billy Braud 10/31/17

The roads needs to be fixed; how come the county does not increase the depletion fee? It has not been increased since 1996. It’s time to do something.


From: Short-fellow  10/31/17

Trump is worse than dumb

He prefers his league of scum

He has offended the world

Now everyone has hurled

He can go sit on his thumb.


From: Talk NAZi 10/30/17

The inbred lady who called the police on our beloved fuhrers at city council needs a new brain.
How dare she question the decisions of her superiors. Who cares if these pond slime retards burn up.
The city would be better off without these welfare rats. The mud monkeys who came to speak before
our great leaders need to know their place and shut the hell up.
If our intelligent and worthy leaders feel the need for more taxes whether it is on sugary drinks or on toilet paper
you stupid in-breds need to take less food stamps but then sugary drinks are your favorite food.

God Bless our beloved leaders. And God Bless The Mother Country.


From: Nancy Ward 10/26/17

As if Roundup wasn't already a chemical nightmare, now we have a new, improved killer, guaranteed to do its job ... and, more. Watch what you eat!


"If this were any other product, I feel like it would be just pulled off the market, and we'd be done with it." But dicamba, and the crops created to tolerate it, aren't just any products. There's big money behind them.




From: R. Patriot 10/25/17

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again. 

I always feel so proud when I hear my President speak. It is a shame that RINO’s like Jeff Flake and Bob Corker try to sully our President's name.

Our President never seems able to please the people from our lying press. They say awful things about him, even though he goes out of his way to do good and console widows and parents of service members.

We should be proud that our President, unlike that last one, cares enough to call. 

President Trump and the GOP want to keep America safe. They will work hard to spend more money on our troops.  We should be happy that our money is going there instead of being wasted on food stamps, welfare children, and liberal school health programs.

God is with our President because he wants to protect us all with a great military and a great wall.

God Bless America.


From: Smokey 10/25/17

Suzanne is fuming. Trump just awarded a $300 Million dollar no bid contract to White fish Energy to rebuild Puerto Rico’s electrical infrastructure. This is a tiny company with limited resources and minimal disaster experience. The one thing that they have done right is make some very large contributions to Donald Trump. The owner is also good friends with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

Suzanne says that it will take years for Puerto Rico to recover and that FEMA and our government is doing very little to help.  Suzanne seems to think that what is happening should be considered blatant corruption.


From: Victor 10/23/17

Hey Bill.  I saw you wearing a red wig while driving a bus.  You still look ugly even with hair.


From: Sari Sweet 10/21/17

God will punish St. Helens for it’s evil, pagan, satanic Halloween celebration.


From: R. Patriot 10/18/17

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again.  I am so proud of our President’s recent achievements. He has taken it upon himself to defeat ISIS and great progress is being made. Hillary and Obama were to soft on these terror groups but not our President.

He believes that young lives matter and  has made sure that illegal immigrant teens will be prevented from receiving abortions.

He has alerted the American people about how dishonest CNN and NBC are.

Despite what the media says  President Trump, unlike Obama, supports our fallen comrades and will even give his condolences to some of their families.

People need to be aware that they are hearing fake news, particularly when it comes to stories about Puerto Rico and the Virgin islands. Thanks to President Trump and FEMA these people are being given more help than they really need. Our President is trying to teach people to become more self sufficient and willing to stand up on their own two feet, without having to beg for free stuff from the government.

President Trump has gone out of his way to help our nation and his new tax plan will put more money in the pockets of the people who need it.  He will save white Christian Americans. He is continually looking for ways to save our nation money. Under his leadership Americans and America will be safe and great again.

God bless America.


From: Smokey 10/18/17

We have taken the last of our garden produce to the Food Bank. Hope that we have been able to do our part this year in helping the hungry people in our community. Suzanne and Sean (Rugbug) went down to Halloween town. Many of the things seemed expensive, but a shuttle driver explained it to us. He said that most of the money that they are collecting will go to community service groups like Rotary, lions, Kiwanis and CERT. All of these organizations are non profit and will use this money to help kids and needy adults in our community. The money is not waste, but will be used to help others. 

Suzanne is still waiting for her next gallery check. She plans to send all of her next check to “Americare” to help the people of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands recover from the hurricane damage.   She says that we also should be concerned about the people in California that have lost their homes from wildfire. Many do not have insurance coverage. Suzanne says that the purpose of civilization is to help our citizens. She wonders why many people don’t seem to understand this concept.


From: Nancy Ward 10/18/17

Letting loose the hounds - that's what will happen if Mr. Dourson is approved to manage the E.P.A. Why? Because Mr. Dourson is a "scientist for hire" and a favorite son of the chemical industry.

Heaven help us!



From Mark  M. 10/16/17

Way to go Tammy. Love your take.  Funny how the Police want us all to obey the law but ignore it when they are involved.


From Dave Crank. 10/16/18

If you care about St. Helens, you need to recall City Council woman Susan Conn. She is the woman who tried to introduce the stupid sugar beverage tax. She needs to be punished for her stupidity.  Be sure to sign the recall petition when it comes around.


From Sally Keller 10/14/17

Your Halloween town celebration is a disgrace. Halloween is a holiday that honors Satan and what you are doing is demonic. God help you all and your children. If you get them involved, your souls will burn in hell.


From: R. Patriot 10/11/17

God bless America, Donald Trump and Mike Pence; who are now trying to make our country great again.  Hurray for Vice President Pence. He showed the Colt’s and 49ers what he thought of them when he walked out of that NFL Game. How dare those pampered Negro athletes kneel and disrespect our flag, our service members and our national anthem. They are so ungrateful for all that America has done for them. Their people seem to want special privileges, just because of their skin color. None of my people have ever asked for special privileges. Like President Trump, we white Americans have worked for all that we have and we don’t expect welfare to take care of us either.

I am pleased that President Trump is now supporting tax “fairness” and that he has let the Canadians know that we don’t like their trade deals either. He will stop NAFTA, and make sure that America no longer gets the “shaft” from Canada and Mexico.

Last week he let the lazy brown people in Puerto Rico know that if they want help, they had better start trying to take care of themselves. They should not always be depending on America for hand outs.

I also think that that little fat dictator in North Korea better watch his ass, because President Trump is not afraid to nuke it.

God Bless America.

 From: Smokey 10/11/17

Lots of people are contributing to help Hurricane and earth quake victims. Suzanne says that we need to be able to get them food, water and other relief.  To quote my wife Suzanne:  “We need to do more for them than just throwing paper towels at them.”  We are encouraging people to make donations to “Americares” and “Direct Relief.” Charity watch gives them both high ratings.

We are also trying to get donations for our food bank. It is nice to donate canned food, but it is even better to give them money. Suzanne plans to donate the proceeds of her next art sale to them.

They can take a dollar and get a lot more out of it than any of us. They buy in bulk and they do a wonderful job in seeing that all donations are used wisely.

Suzanne seems to think that kneeling during the National Anthem is a respectful way to say that not everything is right in America and that despite all our advances, black people still face discrimination and are treated unfairly, because of the color of their skin. Suzanne says that “as Americans it is our First Amendment right to stand up (or in this case kneel) for what is right.”

 From:  Travis F. 10/11/17

To the moron lady, who was in such a hurry and tried to mate with my truck, and who decided to pass me on a curvy road at 50 mph. You passed in a spot which could have ended up resulting in a head on collision. Someone was on your side this time, the near miss hopefully woke you up you stupid hag. Next time leave a bit earlier then you would not have to speed to make an appointment. People like you should lose their drivers license. Oh by the way my passenger got your plate number and you will be hearing from the sheriff’s department.


From TM 10/10/17

Eagle your web site sucks, just like you.