Media Links for 3/5-3/11

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In my email to the Republican Party last week I listed a number of news articles of interest. Many of them I received from others, some I curated myself. I am reposting them here for convenience: 

Opponents are needed for a Lopez Hospital District ballot measure. I know nothing about this subject. If there are conservatives who have concerns let me know, and I will try to put you in touch with each other. Of course, you do NOT need my permission to write something. 

On Lopez, the Land bank is making a purchase. Islands’ Weekly reports

Over the last few weeks I have been telling conservatives that we need to get on the many county boards that have seats available. At least a few of you have taken this up. I noticed this week that the Journal ran an article noting the many empty seats on county councils. This includes all the islands. 

There have been a number of letters to the editor published in the Journal of the San Juans regarding the SJ Public Hospital district’s planned transfer of funds to Planned Parenthood, here and here. I don’t have a problem with either persons stating how they feel and have no intent to target either of them. I was disappointed that there were no published conservative voices. It is possible that they simply declined to publish them, but I know from having talked with them that they don’t receive many letters. For those of you who care, it’s worth considering writing something. The Island Guardian did publish one peice on the subject with a different perspective. 

Monday March 13 the League of Women Voters is holding an affordable housing forum in Friday Harbor. The Journal reports. I’d like to see conservatives show up for this. It’s important to air our concerns. Island Guardian and the Sounder also report. 

The soroptomists are having a major gala this Saturday In Friday Harbor. Island Guardian reports. 

An Orcas woman filed a civil rights complaint against “a deputy,” who turns out to have been Sheriff Ron Krebs. The Sounder reports. I generally like Sheriff Krebs and it’s hard to see that there is any merit in this case, but it is worth mentioning. It’s patterns to look for, outlier complaints can usually be discredited.

I have been worried about the economic warfare being waged by the left for some time now. Many articles have been published on this, the most recent one details the organized campaign “Grab Your Wallet” that targets conservative leaders. The (somewhat sympathetic) Seattle Times reports.


MEMRI ran an interesting article discussing how Saudis feel about a President Trump presidency. It shows how fault lines run in the Middle East, for many Americans they are lumped together as though they were just one place. 

The American Thinker published a peice discussing President Obama’s controversial pardon of Oscar Lopez-Rivera. 

WA State legislators take action regarding smartphone use while driving (yes, it really is as risky as driving drunk); Seattle Times reports.

What is it with far left liberals? Elizabeth Warren pretends she’s part American Indian. Former NAACP leader out of Spokane pretended she was black for years, got caught, and now she is changing her name to an African name. For the record, she’s Caucasian. Seattle Times reports. 

Our Lincoln Day Event is now live! (updated 3/13)

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This week we are announcing to our membership via email and post that we will be holding our 2017 Lincoln Day Event, featuring Herb Meyer. Full details are on our website already.

We will be holding events on Orcas, Lopez, and San Juan Island. Drawing from Mr. Meyer’s bio on Storm King Press:

“Mr. Meyer is widely credited with being the first senior US Government official to forecast the collapse of the Soviet Union — a forecast for which he later was awarded the U.S. National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, which is the Intelligence Community’s highest honor.”

Registration is being handled via SignUpGenius, click here to be guided through the process. After signing up, you will need to pay here.

Photo: Herb Meyer

Note also that Whatcom Republicans are holding their Lincoln Day Dinner on April 8, 2017 at Four Points by Sheraton. See their website here for more information.

Susan Hutchison appointed to RNC leadership team

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We in San Juan County would like to extend our congratulations to Susan Hutchison, state chairman WA State Republican Party (WSRP), for her appointment to the Republican National Committee (RNC) 2017 leadership team.

WSRP Reports:

Washington, D.C. – Today Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced several appointments to the RNC’s 2017 leadership team.

“The RNC is ready to lead our Party to more victories in 2018, and the addition of these exceptionally qualified individuals to our leadership team solidifies our preparedness to take on the challenges of the next year,” said Chairwoman McDaniel.

“These Party veterans are equipped to champion the vision of our new administration and to help our Republicans in Congress get to work for the American people.”

• Doyle Webb (State Chairman, AR), General Counsel
• Henry Barbour (National Committeeman, MS), Executive Committee
• Susan Hutchison (State Chairman, WA), Executive Committee
• Rob Steele (National Committeeman, MI), Executive Committee
• Ron Kaufman (National Committeeman, MA), Budget Committee Chair
• Luis Fortuño (National Committeeman, PR), Budget Committee
• Jeanne Luckey (National Committeewoman, MS), Budget Committee
• Alex Willette (National Committeeman, ME), Resolutions Committee Chair

WSRP on Liberal Protest Agenda

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I am concerned with how threatening liberal tactics have become. They have the right to protest, but In an email to their mailing list, the WSRP laid out the problem quite clearly:

Democrats are planning an all out effort of mayhem and disruption to undermine the results of the 2016 elections.  They’ve put together a training handbook for protestors with detailed instructions to harass and intimidate. They are targeting Republican members of Congress for defeat in 2018.

The WSRP is shining a light on the Democrats’ hypocrisy and we’ve posted their manual on our website.  We want you to know what the American people are up against.  To view the protesters’ training handbook, click here.

The handbook is deceptively entitled “Indivisible,” but the Democrats’ plan is just the opposite – their modus operandi is dividing the American people.  The handbook bears the names of former Democrat congressional staffers, but is clearly the work of hard core agitators who have taken Alinksy’s “Rules for Radicals” to new levels of disruption against the democratic process.

The New York Post reports:

“An Obama-tied activist group training tens of thousands of agitators to protest President Trump’s policies plans to hit Republican lawmakers supporting those policies even harder this week, when they return home for the congressional recess and hold town hall meetings and other functions.

“Organizing for Action, a group founded by former President Barack Obama and featured prominently on his new post-presidency website, is distributing a training manual to anti-Trump activists that advises them to bully GOP lawmakers into backing off support for repealing ObamaCare, curbing immigration from high-risk Islamic nations and building a border wall….”

This effort is a disrespectful slap in the face of the American people.   Donald Trump is the duly-elected president.  And the GOP members of our state’s congressional delegation – Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Dave Reichert, Jaime Herrera Beutler, and Dan Newhouse – were all re-elected by huge margins, defeating Democrat candidates who supported Obamacare and the rest of the progressive agenda.

The New York Post article continues:

“These aren’t typical Black Lives Matter or Occupy Wall Street marchers, but rather professionally trained organizers who go through a six-week training program similar to the training — steeped in Alinsky agitation tactics — Obama received in Chicago when he was a community organizer….”

The Democrats hope to force their progressive agenda through with their tactics of intimidation, but together we can block their plan. Show your support for our Republican members of Congress – call their offices and tell them to stand strong against the Democrats.  Here are the numbers to call:

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers: (509) 684-3481
Rep. Dave Reichert: (425) 677-7414
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler: (360) 695-6292
Rep. Dan Newhouse: (509) 452-3243


Susan Hutchison
Chairman, Washington State Republican Party

Conservatives Concerned about diversion of hospital funds (updated 3/1/2017)

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We have recieved an update from Michelle Loftus about the Public Hospital issue. We understand that not all of you will agree with this, and that is fine. Our party includes a wide range of conservatives. However, many of you have expressed concern, and we feel it important to accomidate that:

What follows is from Michelle Loftus on 1 March 2017:

Please send emails or call people in a position to influence this issue — Topic Suggestions:

Transparency Needed-At the SJCPHD meeting Commissioner Edwards made a motion to allow easier public input at SHCPHD meetings. The motion was amended and then tabled by Commissioners Harrington, Sharp and Williams. So your public input at the meetings remains at the end after any voting. Demand Transparency!

SJCPHD Money is for all District Citizens-Our levy money should go to priority needs in our community. In the Community Health Needs Assessment there were no deficit noted for women’s reproductive health needs. There is no need for PP expansion. There were needs noted for health promotion including immunizations, mental health services and medical health coordination. Search PH CHNA SJI. Note the research was conducted with various local organizations including PP. Hospice, paramedicine committee, senior health programs, nutritional support programs, domestic violence victim support and mental health support are a partial listing of community needs that need financial help before PP. Demand Fiduciary Responsibility!

Follow the money- Past SJC Democrat Chair Dave Delendorph’s daughter is an abortion surgeon in California. Under Dave’s leadership SJC Democrats work to elect 3 SJCPHD Commissioners with PP endorsements and SJC Democrat party endorsements( a nonpartisan race). SJCPHD carves out money from a fund intended to help local with their hospital bills to give $50,000 to reward PP without any clear need for local expansion. Demand SJCPHD meet local needs before paying political allies!

Please help,
Michelle 378-4738
Letters to Editors:

Cali Bagby

Tim Dustrude

Sharon Kivisto

Jack Cory

SJCPHD Commissioners:

Phone: (360) 378-2857 

Monica Harrington

Michael Edwards

Mark Schwinge

Barbara Sharp

Bill Williams