Thursday, September 30, 2010
Let's see, a brief google tells us that he's told the world that "coming in September 2010" is the Grass Valley Medical Clinic at the corner of 192nd and 20th in Vancouver."
Well? Where is it? Or, as I suspect, is it just another of Russell's many lies and exaggerations?
You know... like his fake doctor wife or his fake college degree.
Now, maybe he's went ahead and opened it. But oddly, neither the Secretary of State nor the Department of Licensing are aware of it.
Maybe I'll just mosey out that way in a day or two and see if it exists.
Course, it could be that since Russell and his wife are under investigation for his many mentions of his wife being either a "doctor" or a "physician," that, well, maybe they aren't going to let him open up another one.
Of course, I'm sure there's just some delay. Or hell, maybe it's up and running and the state has screwed up their paperwork.
Or.... maybe.... the whole thing was a con. Time will tell.... won't it?
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Russell, who has publicly endorsed Rivers while privately supporting Kampe, who Kampe has described as his "good friend and political adviser," ran one of the most underhanded, filthy, inaccurate and flat out lying campaigns it has been my displeasure to witness.
Well, here's your sign: stick to issues, Dennis.
Look, I know you're a democrat with both hands tied behind your back: first, as I said, you're a democrat. In the 18th, that means you're in the wrong party in a year where democrats have become the political equivalent of child molesters due to their demand for tax increases in the middle of a recession, their kow-towing to union thuggery, their out of control spending, their efforts to bury this nation under a horrific mountain of debt, their failed economic strategies that screw the tax payer and their corruption and incompetence at the top.
Your second hand tied behind your back is your positions.
You support the bridge. You support light rail. You support a state income tax. You oppose privatization of liquor stores and any other government function.
So, you go so far as to attack Ann Rivers directly instead of talk about the issues... because, of course, you know you can't win on the issues.
"The voters of the 18th Legislative District have an important choice to make this November. Some people seem impressed that Ann Rivers already has plans. But are these plans that have been informed by her time lobbying for special interests?"
This is an excerpt from a canned Kampe campaign letter directly from Kampe's campaign organization that was farmed out to get someone who has no clue to sign it and send it in to a newspaper. (As a general rule, any letter that sounds like campaign talking points is, well, campaign talking points.) It is precisely the same thing that Jon Russell did, talking about precisely the same subjects.
And I'm surprised by all of this, given that Dennis now seems to be reduced to Russell's talking points... in this case, attacking a school district as a "special interest."
Of course, as a union leftist school administrator, Kampe wouldn't know anything about "special interests."
So, here's the deal: stick to the issues. That way, when this is over and you get flattened, you'll at least have some shred of integrity intact.
Cross posted on 18th District View and Clark County Politics.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Let's see... Jon Russell's campaign facebook page disappears... and so does the fabulous TeacherJudyBanks' facebook page!
But guess who else's is missing?
That's right! Teacher.... Judy.... BANKS!!!!
Banks, of course, was Jon Russell using a fake identity. It's the kind of thing the local rag has attempted to crucify me over, but what they hey, Russell ain't me (Thank God) and so even though the Columbian knows he's used a fake name to post on their web site and Russell is still an elected official (Unfortunately) the rag gave him a pass for lying about his education, lying about his wife being a doctor and the use of the fake name.
Russell also had a campaign volunteer named Steve Jones who use the ID "Alexis Classic" to play Cheech to Russell's Chong.
But connecting the dots was too easy when this popped up on his now defunct facebook page:
That confirmed that Russell and Banks were the same person. Though Banks' posting time was cut off by my picture, it was the exact same time as Russell's response.
Confirming that he and Banks are the same person happened the moment Russell removed the post and his response to it, screen captured here, both from his facebook page and the "Banks" Facebook page.
And now... both Russell's campaign facebook page and the fake persona Russell made up, Banks, is gone with him.
Of course, this may be a result of Russell again being outed on the Political Blog on the cancer on our local society...
So... Russell is trying to cover his tracks with a semi-endorsement over 3 weeks from the election he lost... and he's so wrapped up in himself that he AGAIN used that fake identity?
How bizarre is this?
Russell has a plan. He smells a vacancy. He's rehabing his image to go after that vacancy. That's the only reason he's making nice with Rivers.
Unfortunately for Jon, putting on another face when you've just completed... badly... such a horrific, lying, underhanded campaign... well, no amount of shoveling will be able to cover that.
And I'm here to tell you: if a vacancy occurs... it ain't gonna be filled by Russell.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
As most readers know, Jon Russell ran (badly) for both Congress and the state House. In running, he forgot a few things that resulted in continued lies and exaggeration, character assassination and a generally despicable campaign that wound up with the inevitable result: he got clobbered.
Well, here's a few rules that Jon SHOULD have lived by and remembered. Had he done so, the outcome might have been much different.
1. A degree or lack of it doesn’t mean a thing: it’s what you can do/bring to the team and the ideas you have that count, not a piece of paper.
2. Once a member of the team, you are a member for as long as you want to be.
3. Credit doesn’t matter, only results. Try to be sure that credit is given where it is due, but if you can share a bit with others, it adds and does not subtract. Be sure to credit all members of the team.
4. Ideas are great, but cheap; results are what count, and are truly valuable.
5. Identifying and treating a symptom of a problem is good, but identifying and treating the root problem (medical or otherwise) is best.
6. If you are not trying to better the human condition, why are you bothering to do what you do?
7. Always look on the bright side, and try to find something good to say about anyone.
These rules, extrapolated by an employee of Purdue University (Now working as an independent contractor) are rules that anyone seeking office should live by. Russell, of course, is incapable of such things, since it's all about him.
Yes, he should take these rules to heart. It might stop him from leaving his death wishes for me in the comments sections of these blogs.
But it probably won't.
Cross posted at Clark County Politics.
Left one of his typical little turds. He drops them off every now and then.
Looks like this:
HA HA HA you idiot you can't even spell. You are such a fuck-up Kelly. I hope that you step out into traffic so that someone can step on the long slender pedal on the right just a little harder and rid us of the parasite called Kelly Hinton.That's OK, Jon. You can't even come close to winning an election for state representative.
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I TOLD you I was going to kick your ass.
You should have listened.
This is one of those times.
I have a great feeling of accomplishment in ending this little weasel's political career. Now, whenever he gets the urge to run for something... anything... anyone checking him out will run across this blog, and know what a lying low life he really is.
In fact, it happened just the other day, right here:
Just googled you Jon Russell (a.k.a. teacherjudybanks). Just how pervasive and dishonest can a politician be? Mr. Russell, you not only give a black eye to the already battered, beat up, and out of control GOP, but humanity dictates that you should just step aside.If you can't be trusted to use your own identity, please don't advertise as a teacher.For as long as he lives, this is going to be here.
You should have listened, Jon.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
He's sworn an oath as an elected official to uphold the laws of this state, among other things.
Which begs the question: Why is he gaming the Public Disclosure Commission?
I've filed multiple complaints against Russell, who seems to view laws and rules concerning filing records and donations the same way he views transparency: something he's willing to pay lip service to but not something he's either willing to live by or follow.
Russell, for example, refused to file his PDC's electronically, a requirement of any candidate even THINKING about receiving or expending $10,000 or more, until I filed weekly complaints against him for failing to do so for at least a month.
In this instance, the issue is Russell's attendance of the Clark County Lincoln Day Dinner, which took place last February, while Russell was still "running" (if you can call it that) for Congress.
I filed a complaint about that, since Russell claimed the expense for those tickets as part of his state representative campaign... even though he was, at the time, running for Congress.
Not only did he do that, but he then lied about when he paid for those tickets, and, as far as that goes, how much they actually cost.
And on top of that, Russell has now REIMBURSED HIMSELF for the tickets, giving himself $20 more than the tickets actually cost.
This was the first time he filed for this charge, filing for it over a month late on his May 10 C 4.
Note the cost: $240 for 4 tickets, which is what you've paid BEFORE the date of the Dinner, when the cost went up to $260.
And then we see this masterful paperwork:
So, this is the time line.
For whatever the reason, Russell runs for Congress.
On February 6, he attends the Clark County GOP Dinner. He attends as a congressional candidate.
He has twice claimed the ticket cost was $240 as a part of his STATE representative campaign, even though he attended as a congressional candidate and, apparently, didn't file as a state representative candidate until over a month later, on March 10. On his expenditure paperwork (C4) Russell claimed that he paid it both on March 1 and April 12... only to go on and reimburse himself for those same tickets that were allegedly paid by his state campaign on August 19, right after losing the election. Failing to pay the cost in advance means the actual cost was $260, since $5 is added to the each ticket price.
Russell's campaign was confusing enough. But reimbursing himself for expenses he's claimed were paid by his campaign?
That's really confusing.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Over on Russell's face book page, we're greeted with this:
Let's take a look at this phrase, shall we?
"In Camas 98607, I won all but 1 of Camas' precincts."
Well, no, Jon... you didn't.
"In Washougal 98671, I won every precinct with large margins in the Republican field."
Well, no Jon, you didn't.
You see, Jon, this is part of the many reasons why I see you as being unfit to hold elective office. Words, as you well know, have meaning. (You know, like "earned my degree" and "Doctor" or "Physician?" Words like that?)
At the end of the day, there were many precincts that you flat out lost to Dennis Kampe.
Yes, I know he's a democrat.
But your statement is clear and unambiguous: "In Camas 98607, I won all but 1 of Camas' precincts."
That's simply untrue. The fact is that Dennis Kampe won several of those precincts.
In fact, of the 6 Camas precincts, Kampe beat you in 950, 962, 963, 965 and 985.
Equally unambiguous is this phrase:
"In Washougal 98671, I won every precinct with large margins in the Republican field."
Again, untrue. Of the grand total of 4 (or 5) precincts in Washougal, Kampe beat you in 905, 910 and 914.
You LOST many of the precincts in Washougal... to Kampe.
And this points to the heart of the matter: You exaggerate and puff yourself up by using words that are somewhat less than accurate.
Did you get more votes an Rivers? Mostly.
But for example, when you write: "In Washougal 98671, I won every precinct with large margins in the Republican field," what you chose to leave out (That there are only 4 precincts in Washougal and that you lost to the democrat in at least 2 of those 4 precincts) is much more telling... and factual... then your blanket statement... which I've shown to be untrue.
Get used to the idea that we don't HAVE a "Republican field." What we've got is an every man for themselves (Or woman, as the case may be) primary system. Leaving out the details that include ALL of the information is the thing.
So, how could this nonsense have been written in such a way that it made sense while telling the whole, unvarnished truth?
Simple. Something like this:
"It was a hard fought campaign, where I did very well in the Camas-Washougal area. In many of these precincts, I was the top Republican, but in many of them, I was also bested by Dennis Kampe.Of course, you lost. And as the loser, what would have been best would have been for you to remain silent about how YOU did... because this has never been about you.
Good luck to Ann Rivers who made it into the top two, and who no doubt will go on to win... and thank you to those who supported me."
This kind of self-serving word parse is what you became known for during the course of your disastrous campaign for Congress and your equally poor campaign for local office once it became clear you had as much chance of growing horns as you did getting elected to Congress.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Russell, with a history of using fake identities to attack others around the internet, frequently utilized the fake name "TeacherJudyBanks" while commenting on The Columbian web site beginning with Brancaccio's bizarre columns about me.
Russell and a campaign volunteer of his posting under the fake name of "Alexis Classic" utilized those opportunities to write things about me that first, they'd never in a million years dream about saying to my face and second, to go along with Brancaccio's moronic idea that Rivers needed to be held accountable for, well, me.
So, when you consider the garbage that Russell, under the fake identity of someone else wrote about Rivers... not to mention his winged monkeys Gary Wiram and Steve Jones, it's only fair to point out that after trashing Rivers and taking over 3 weeks from losing the election as WELL as being identified as working with democrat Dennis Kampe because he lost... that it was, in fact, Russell's alter-ego TeacherJudyBanks who put out the hollow, late endorsement of Rivers' candidacy.
Many are wondering why now. Others, with deliberate acts of ignorance, refer to Russell's endorsement as a "class act," ignoring Russell's campaign of lies and deceit.
Well, the why of it is easy.
There's a buzz out there that if Dino Rossi wins, he's taking Zarelli with him.
That would create a vacancy in the Senate. The natural sequence of events under those circumstances is to move up the senior of the two House members from the same party to that position, in this case, Rep. Ed Orcutt, a move I would certainly support.
Such a move would result in a House vacancy. And Jon Russell wants to win by appointment that which he could not, and will never be able to win at the ballot box: a seat in the State House.
That, of course, is why Russell has allowed county commissioner Steve Stuart to use some of his sign locations and wood, as discussed here.
Russell thinks he can cut a deal with Stuart and get Stuart to influence the democrat commissioner vote in Cowlitz, not unlike the deal McMorris cut with Marc Boldt to get Jaime Herrera appointed.
Since for right now, the 18th is Charley's Country to the Dems (That is, a solidly Republican area they know they can't win) the dem commissioners in Russell's mind won't care who gets the job.
Of course, Russell has two problems with this scenario:
First, if someone from Cowlitz runs and makes the top 3, the commissioners up there would pretty much have to ignore Stuart and vote for that candidate.
Second, I'm a PCO. And as long as I'm a PCO, there is no way Russell will make it into the top 3.
Other then that, it's a great plan.
So, thanks to TaeacherJudyBanks for getting on board. It wouldn't have mattered in this cycle what Russell did, one way or another: even if he had as is rumored, sent out a mailer endorsing Kampe, no one would have voted for a union democrat as a result.
So, here's a memo to Jon:
*I* know what the deal is, and so will everyone else. The reasons you couldn't get elected this time haven't magically disappeared; you're still unfit to be elected to any position... or appointed. And coming in 3rd in a primary isn't going to allow you to overcome the lies, exaggerations, incompetence or your history of working for huge tax increases to enable you to get such an appointment.
Because every PCO you lied to in the 18th District meeting back in May will remember it... since I will do all I can to remind them.
Hopefully, Zarelli will stay put, and then I can avoid this unpleasantness. Otherwise...
Cross posted at Clark County Politics.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Yet, I keep hearing from more and more sources that Russell has been co-opted by the forces of the Dark Side. And the silence from Russell concerning that endorsement is rather deafening... wouldn't you say?
Times awasting, Jon. Your lack of endorsement speaks for itself. And what I keep hearing out of Kampe camp is, well, bizarre.
Tick tock, Russell. Tick tock.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
I've heard from a variety of GOP sources that "Republican" Jon Russell is working to get Dennis Kampe elected to the position of State Representative in the 18th District to replace Jaime Herrera in the open seat.
I'd heard rumors to that effect when I asked the rhetorical question, when is Russell going to endorse Rivers?
I admit I cheated when I asked the question. I already knew Russell was acting like a punk, and that he was going to support a fellow democrat for the position, meaning that I knew the answer to the question was "never," even while I was asking it.
To Russell, it's all about him. Screw those delusional enough to have voted for him because he's allegedly a "Republican;" he's going to do everything he can to get a democrat elected... like a spoiled, rotten brat.
Well, there you have it. Russell is actively working to get a democrat elected because he's playing the role of "victim." He's pouting in a way he wouldn't put up with if his 4 year old was doing it.
And the irony out of all of this is that Kampe is giddy... because he hasn't figured it out.
Russell wants Kampe to win so he can run against him in 2012. Period.
Does Kampe know that?
Russell thinks he can keep his abysmal political career alive only if he can target Kampe.
He knows that Rivers would flatten him... again... if he were stupid enough to go after her as an incumbent in the 2012 primary.
So, while Dennis may believe that Russell actually DOES support him, what Russell REALLY supports is his ability to run again in 2012. And Kampe winning is the only realistic way for Russell to get there.
Of course, Russell apparently doesn't realize that his multiple lies, exaggerations and public support of a democrat has killed his political future, so even if this fantasy were ever to see the light of day, Russell would still be unfit for political office... and he would still... lose.
Cross posted at Clark County Politics.
First, Russell is still elected to something. That's not really acceptable to me, so keeping the people informed as to what he's all about and what he's doing is part of what this blog is about.
Second, had Russell lied about his education in Oregon, he'd be facing the same kind of difficulty the now former mayor of West Linn is under scrutiny for. Since I was the public source of the allegations, the paper buried it even when they found out they were true, instead of "holding him accountable."
He would have faced arrest, investigation and the essentially forced resignation from the Washougal city council that he so richly deserves. Does anyone believe that Russell, who ran for the city council even while still running for Congress, would have been elected had the voters there knew he had lied about his education and, for example, the nonsense about his wife being a doctor?
Third, Russell is now supporting a democrat in the 18th District.
Instead of endorsing the top vote-getting Republican, he's working to help Dennis Kampe get elected in the 18th.
Considering what his chief weasel, Gary Wiram had his panties up in such a bunch over (the nonsensical allegations that Rivers was a democrat) that Jon Russell (TeacherJudyBanks) would actually BE a democrat is kind of beyond the pail.
Russell is, allegedly, a staunch Christian. He waves his Bible around like a flag, and many people actually believe it.
But the major hallmark of a Christian is the ability to forgive. And while nothing I've written or said about Russell has been anything but the truth as I understand it, Russell sees himself blameless and a victim... the hallmarks of the leftist democrat. Otherwise, he would have already come out in support of Rivers, recognizing that he was just beaten by the superior candidate.
I will not, as others have suggested, apologize to Russell for anything I've said or done, particularly since I warned him ahead of time that if he ran, I would bring out the truth about him to as many people as possible.
"It is discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few
by deceit." --British playwright Noel Coward (1899-1973) (Thanks to Dave S)
People are shocked at my honesty... and pay no attention to Russell's deceit.
For Russell, his options are simple: He can continue on as he is, knowing that every political thing he does will be subjected to examination or discussion on this blog.
Or he can resign, before the recall gets up and running and he's invited to leave.
Meanwhile, the coverage continues. But as long as Russell is in politics, I'm going to be here.
Cross posted on Clark County Politics.