A Difficult Summer

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GREETINGS CONSERVATIVES!   IT’S BEEN A DIFFICULT SUMMER! view email in original formatting here   Another September 11th has come and gone, but we haven’t forgotten the fallen. I still remember exactly where I was and exactly what I was doing. I can’t say that about last Thursday, much less a date almost 2 decades ago. Soon thereafter I changed my major to Middle East Studies/Arabic and planned a career in the Intelligence Services — a life plan that didn’t pan out, as is often the case. Many other life plans didn’t workout that day, and in much more profound… Click Here to Read More

Digest our local news: strike ends, county settles on court case, hunting season arrives, Reichart retires

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Greetings Conservatives!   Picture: central washington on fire   This week is short and sweet. I have no announcements to make, and no issue to spotlight.   Local News Digest “San Juan County settles with alleged assault victim.” (Journal) The county admitted no fault, and settled for a very small amount of money. If there was really a case, the settlement would have been much higher. The county risk pool apparently decided to settle. Whatever else he may be, Ron Krebs seems a very decent person, so it would take quite a bit for me to believe allegations of wrongdoing… Click Here to Read More

SJI strike, ferry drama continues, locals on harassment of Republicans and more

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GREETINGS CONSERVATIVES!   As residents of an island, I think we know better than many how vulnerable one can be when things go wrong. We express our sincerest condolences to those in harms way as Hurricane Harvey causes untold devastation and trauma. You are in our thoughts and prayers. The Houston Chronicle lists some ways you can help. Locals Respond to SJCRP Statement on Harassment of Republicans This week our press release regarding harassment Republicans received in the county fair was covered by all of Sound Publishing’s papers. It was posted online in the Journal, the Sounder, and the Islands weekly. Islands Guardian chose not… Click Here to Read More

Unfair Fair (can’t help it), Immigration Measure Pushback, and Local News Updates

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Greetings Conservatives!   Fair Debrief Fair results posted in the Sounder here. A statement by SJC Republican Party, passed as a resolution of the Central Committee, and signed by 12 conservatives myself included, was published in all three papers (here in the Sounder). We received more harassment at the county fair than in any year previous. It will be in the print versions this coming week. The paper also ran a short peice about the protestors at our booth, which was the most commented article I’ve ever seen. Thank you to Michelle Loftus for standing up on that thread. I was there working alone the night… Click Here to Read More

SJCRP on Unfair Harrassment at the County Fair

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    PRESS RELEASE: SENT TO THE JOURNAL, ISLANDS WEEKLY, SOUNDER, AND GUARDIAN. REGARDING HARRASSMENT AT SJC FAIR: WE ASK FOR A LOWERING OF TENSIONS IN OUR COUNTY, AND ASK FOR TOLERANCE OF ALL PEOPLE, INCUDING CONSERVATIVES. WE CONDEMN INTOLERANCE EVERYWHERE. By Nathan Butler Chair SJC Republican Party August 24, 2017 We call upon everyone everywhere to practice what our society so often preaches: tolerance and open mindedness. Everyone is tolerant of their friends. It is how you treat people with whom you disagree that defines tolerance and open mindedness. Last week our volunteers at the Republican fair booth were:… Click Here to Read More