There's no question that the local rag has dawned a despicable version of titanium kneepads here to get this massive waste of money built because they will PERSONALLY benefit without paying a thing for the privlege; as disgusting a violation of ethics and as large a conflict of interest as any I've ever seen.
In today's ongoing campaign piece where journalism has long since left the building, they moronically put together another in their unconscionable series of puff pieces designed to lull the public into actually believing their desire to enslave us to pay them more money is based on what's good for the community.
You can read it here. There's nothing new, and everything is repeated, and none of it makes any sense except for and to those slimeballs doing all they can to shove yet another tax down our throats without a vote, something this rag specializes in, but something that rarely will enrich them so directly.
City Councilman Jack Burkman, who has shot to the top of my local hero list with a bullet is withstanding tremendous pressure by the scum behind this crap and is publicly speaking out against this obvious theft of precious public money where fire station closures are fine, but a Ballpark built entirely for a private owner is even better.
Burkman calls the local rag to task, and does it brilliantly in his comment on another inexcusable abrogation of what they laughingly call "journalism."
Why?Jack Burkman · Council Member at City of VancouverApril 2010 the Editorial Board wrote about funding a stadium for the Beavers. They said, “As we’ve editorialized before, there appears to be no way any of that money could or even should be provided by taxpayers. … There’s still a lot of interest in bringing Beavers baseball or Triple-A baseball to Clark County. Private interests are working on a financing plan, he said. To which we respond: Great! Work away! Which is a nice way of saying don’t come begging to cash-strapped city or county governments.”.
Is it okay to use tax money now and if so, why?
Because like on so many other issues, the situational ethics of the rag have created a newspaper of rank hypocrites, where right or wrong have no place, but pursuit of their money at our expense is secondary to anything approaching their responsibility to this community.
Thank you so much Councilman Burkman.