Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Adam Chamberlin LOVES Attention

Alright, whiny "Our Town" clowns, it's put up or shut up time. In other words, time to man up, Adam Chamberlin. Is that something you're capable of doing?

Now, let's see...Adam's position, as he himself has written (bad grammar and typos included) is this: "Dale Wilson...For whatever reason...has been on a eight month campaign of lies, libel, slander and harassment against me."

Adam Chamberlin, convicted criminal, goes on to explain: "In order to accomplish this twisted agenda, Wilson has encouraged vulnerable people to file false reports with law enforcement, and has incessantly harangued the Port Angeles Police Department and County Prosecutors office to charge me and others with crimes that we have not committed and have no knowledge of."

Okay, Adam Chamberlin, convicted criminal, before I can swallow your "explanation" of events, I have a few questions...

Like motive, for one. What the hell would Dale Wilson's motive be for all this? Why would he have a "fixation" on you? Why? Tell us all - WHY? Because, from where I sit, Adam Chamberlin, convicted criminal, this sounds a lot like your inflated ego talking. Obviously the whole "Our Town" clown thing has a whiff of cultishness about it. And cults are usually built around an egomaniac of one sort or another.

Related to the above, Adam Chamberlin, duly convicted criminal, is the question of why Dale Wilson would supposedly have this specific "fixation" on you. It's difficult enough to believe that he would just, out of the blue, "fixate" on you; it's even more difficult to believe that he would do so and also spin a whole web of (in your words) easily disprovable lies just to "snare" you, Adam Chamberlin. Now, is it possible that you're just so irresistible that Dale Wilson did all that to "have you" Adam? Well, yes - it's possible. But it seems highly unlikely.

Because that would make Dale Wilson a screaming, batshit crazy lunatic. The kind of lunatic that anyone would be able to see coming from 50 yards off. But, whatever faults he may have, Dale Wilson does not seem to be a lunatic. He created a newspaper on his own, and has kept it going. Said newspaper only keeps going because Dale get businesses to buy ads. Now, let's think about this: What business is going to buy an ad in a lunatic's newspaper? That would be none - no business would do that. So your foundational theory that Dale Wilson is just crazy is itself pretty shaky, sanity-wise. It just doesn't hold up, Adam Chamberlin, convicted felon. And without a solid foundation, your whole story starts to fall apart.

Like the idea that this screaming, totally unhinged lunatic could also convince strangers to file charges against you "just 'cause." Like the idea that the PAPD and the prosecutor's office could be pressured to file fake charges against you because, geez, we've gotta get that guy Wilson to stop calling us. That would mean that all of those people have committed crimes, just because Dale Wilson told them to. Does that seem plausible? Not very. But if it's true, Adam Chamberlin, convicted felon and known liar, please, by all means, do get on the phone and call the state AG or someone else higher up the law enforcement food chain. No, really. Do that, Adam Chamberlin, you credibility-free creep, and see how far you get.

Now, there are a whole lot more holes I could poke in your version of things, Adam Chamberlin (pretty much a proven liar), and I have a whole lot more of your "private" messages I could post here. But I'll wrap things up with this: You say you're just a gosh, gee whiz nice guy who has, aw shucks, been unfairly targeted by this here mean, mean man Dale Wilson. You say you're not a bully, have never done anyone any harm, etc., etc.

If that's the case, why do you wind up your recent whiny rant with a none-too-veiled threat? Speaking of Dale Wilson, you say, "It is clear he intends to continue this campaign as long as he is physically able." That sounds pretty creepy, Adam Chamberlin, head "Our Town" clown, and like a call to arms for your cronies to, you know, do something.

In other words, you stay true to form, Adam Chamberlin - bully. Thug. Criminal.

But hey, feel free to post here and prove to us how right (and self-righteous) you really are, Adam. You loser, lowlife, bullying creep. Put up, or shut up.

Monday, April 24, 2017

In Space, No One Can Hear You Scam...

Typos intact, here's the latest Twilight Zone missive from the Peninsula Daily News...It's a doozy. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Doughy Dan Gase, Master of NASA.

Well, not quite "master." Only in Port Angeles can you (if you are connected, that is) be hired as a "specialist" while having your job described as...Learning to do the job. Specialist? No. Suspicious? Very. Ethical? Not at all.

Dan Gase, a Position 4 Port Angeles City Council member since 2014, will not vote on Lincoln Park tree-cutting, Port Angeles Harbor cleanup and restoration, and other city issues related to the Port of Port Angeles through the end of his term Dec. 31, he said last week.

Gase, 63, said taking part in those votes on the seven-member council would create a conflict of interest with his new job: aerospace business development specialist for the Port of Port Angeles.

 
He said after Tuesday’s City Council meeting that he began his new job March 27.

Port Chief Financial Officer John Nutter said last week Gase will earn $6,250 per month for three months before the position is re-evaluated.

He was hired from among eight applicants as the port tries to bring tenants to the Fairchild International Airport and airport industrial park.

“He was hired to to knock on doors and learn more about the aerospace industry and learn about what we could potentially bring to our airport,” Nutter said.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Speaking of Making America Great...

In case you were wondering where the dregs of those "Our Town" clowns went...Wonder no longer. They have reconstituted themselves on Facebook as "Stop Enablement in Clallam County." Now, before you get all excited and think that means they are working to stop enabling the local idiot politicians...Uh, no. It's the same old bullying and totally counterproductive "anti-drug" BS as before, just with a new name.

Oh, and a new logo. A heart with the word "tough" in it. ("Tough love," get it? Oh, so clever!)

For those of you who have fake and/or disposable Facebook profiles, here's where you can find the Posse Incompetentus:

https://www.facebook.com/Stop-Enablement-In-Clallam-County-1253874711334679/


In the entire span of human history, we've shown time and time and time again that bullying people can quickly lead to burning people, and, Biblical injunctions aside, doing violence unto others only begets more violence. Too bad that angry, self-righteous, hypocritical "do-gooders" like the "Our Town" clowns don't spend more time keeping their own houses in order - and their own violent impulses in check. By a show of hands, how many people think that not a single member of "Stop Enablement in Clallam County" (SECC - pronounced "sick") has a substance abuse or alcohol problem? Any wife-beaters in SECC? No illegal gun hoarders? And, coming full circle, no bullies?

Yeah, right.

Make America Great Again! Keep America Beautiful! Deutschland Uber Alles! The same sad, sick melody, with slightly different lyrics. I wish humanity would finally get tired of singing that song...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

You Grant My Back, I'll Stab Yours

Smooshing together two well-stated comments from the previous topic, owing to their high truth content...

It isn't one person. It is the result of grant culture, and the people who have to hunt for grants to pay for things now.

The City and County fund all kinds of things because a grant will pay for it. Think of those fake beaches. Does anybody know of a documented reason they were important enough to spend millions on? Were they on any kind of priority list developed by the citizens? No, but staff at the city found some grant that they could apply for, to design and build them. Of course, being a "distressed" county, building fake beaches are important, right?

We see the same thing with the various non-profits in town, and the First Nations in the area. They have staff dedicated to finding, applying for and managing grants.

And, grants often provide funding for staff to manage the project. Oh?! Bingo.

So, this creates a circumstance where grants are a source for funding staff. A circumstance where staff has to find grants, to keep being employed. Where creating un-needed multi-million dollar projects, like fake beaches and outdated mega CSO construction projects become very desirable, because they fund a lot of salaries.

The need of the project becomes incidental. The amount of money generated for salaries becomes the priority.


AND...

"Funny" how the powers-that-be are using the lady's desire and money to build an arts center for Port Angeles to try to accomplish other goals they have had for years, but have been otherwise unable to do by other means.

For how many years have we heard about building a convention center at the Oak street property? All the twists and turns of that effort.

But, with the support of "arts," what otherwise couldn't be supported, suddenly is resurrected. Once again, people ask "Where are the studies to show a convention center in Port Angeles is viable?"

If any one of us went to a bank for money to fund such a project, we would be required to provide detailed documentation from verified professionals in the appropriate fields, to assure the financial success of the proposed venture.

In Port Angeles, we build fake beaches, spending millions, that sit virtually empty every day of the year. We spent millions building the Gateway Transportation Center, that sits empty most of the year. (If it were not for the Farmers Market, it would be empty virtually all the time).

Sunday, April 16, 2017

When the Leftovers Are OVER

Per a request, here's a stand alone topic to discuss the fast and spurious Port Angeles Leftovers baseball team. If you've got background information you'd like to share, this is the place for it. Also, please feel free to share what you think the headlines will be when the Leftovers, as they almost surely will, ultimately fail and dry up and blow away.

Here's what I think that is likely to look like:

Leftovers strike out; bill for Civic Field upgrades stands at $2.5 million

How's about you? Get your bat out and take a swing at it.

It ain't over until the fat laddie swings...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A Tie-Dyed-in-the-Wool Republican Good Ol' Boy

You should go here, and read this...

http://portocallpublishing.com/2017/04/the-vise-tightens/

Remember this guy? He's dead and buried now...
That haircut must have cost a bundle, man.
Like, the cost of your soul, man.
Whoa.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Wet, AGAIN? WTF (Water the F***) is Going On?

No, really. You're kidding me. COME ON. Again? Again?

City crews are working to repair two water mains in the city after they failed late Monday night. The 8 inch asbestos concrete mains are at Whidby and Peabody streets, and Whidby and Laurel streets...

Thank goodness the City won't even miss those tax dollars that won't be coming in from Nippon. I guess that means they've got everything - including the City's INFRASTRUCTURE - all taken care of and under control.

Right?

Right? Pat? Cherie?


"I don't get what went wrong. We just installed these
suckers eighty years ago."
 
I have never lived anywhere, or even heard of any place, that has water mains break so frequently as they do in Port Angeles.

If I were one of the people in charge, I would be deeply embarrassed by this sad, soggy situation. I would realize that it would reflect poorly on my ability to prioritize, to budget, and to plan. In short, I would be humiliated because it would show me to be a weak, irresponsible (so-called) leader.

Cherie just probably thinks "Oh, look! Someone put in a pretty fountain!"

Pathetic, with a side of asbestos.

The only break you'll get
living in Port Angeles...


Monday, April 10, 2017

The Properties of a Community, Chapter 2

The headline: Sequim, Port Townsend in Top 10 of online contest for best Northwestern small town

The response from the Port Angeles (Regional!) Chamber of Commerce, City Hall, etc: "But, but, but..."

The headline: Health study ranks counties: Jefferson No. 4 for health outcomes, Clallam No. 21

The response from Port Angeles and Clallam County? "But, but, but..." And then someone shoots up and drops their needle in a park.

In other words, once again, the World of Facts seems intent on showing that, by almost any measure, Jefferson County is a nicer, prettier, more prosperous place to live. (Or to visit.) Now, given that whole World of Facts sitting out there, just an hour away, how many times have you heard of efforts by local (Clallam County) officials to reach out to their counterparts in Jefferson County to learn what they're doing right? How often do you hear of any initiatives to emulate, replicate or copy the community-building formula for success that is located just an hour away?

Hell, let's make it simpler. How often do you think any of the "power brokers" in City Hall and/or the County Courthouse even go over to Port Townsend to shop, eat, or see a movie? I'd guess it's not often, if ever. I'd guess that having to do so would be the emotional equivalent of Cherie Kidd's classic comments about coming back from Victoria on the ferry and...Seeing Port Angeles waiting for you.

Ugh. Depressing.

And so, Port Angeles continues to turn away from beauty, turn away from success, and turn away from health. Acknowledge any problems or deficits? Nope. They're like the cliché cop, shooing off people looking at an accident with "Nothing to see here, nothing to see, move along..."

Which creates the hard reality of Port Angeles: Nothing to see here, nothing to see. And the world moves along...

Saturday, April 8, 2017

What Goes Around Comes Around

Back in the day...Max Mania was the stand-up, speak out, pro-environment, pro-union, anti-Cutler and stand up to staff force for good on the Port Angeles City Council. Then, before Max had announced he was not going to run for reelection, Lee Whetham announced he was going to run - against Max. Whetham cited his liberal bona fides (watched MSNBC, pro-union, would stand up to staff, etc.) as reasons for why people should support him. Left (pardon the expression) unanswered to this day is why "Liberal Lee" signed up to run against the most progressive member of the City Council.

From the outside, it certainly seemed like the fix, in some form, was in.

Now, fast forward a few years, and the Port Angeles City Council continues to be a place where dopes and dysfunction thrive. In that swirling mix of hot mess, Lee Whetham has shown himself to, at the very least, not be anywhere near the biggest idiot in the room. In fact, he has often been a voice for something resembling reason. Kidd, Downie, Collins, Gase - these morons are all way ahead of Lee Whetham in line for needing to go, go, go and darken City Hall's door no more.

And yet...Now we have Josh Oppelt, the Port Angeles restaurant "tycoon" announcing that he "looks forward to helping lead our community in a positive and healthy direction," by running against Whetham for his City Council seat. With four seats (at minimum) that need turned over, and fast, you have to ask why Oppelt is trying to take down someone who isn't named Kidd, Downie, Collins, Gase, or running against Jim Moran, who is a throwback's throwback. It seems an odd choice.

From the outside, it certainly seems like the fix, in some form, is in. This time for Lee.

It's practically the motto of Port Angeles:
If it is broke, don't fix it.

On a related note, let's also note that Jake Oppelt is the public face of the "super secret" money that bought ye olde Lincoln Theater. I would be shocked - shocked - if said Lincoln Theater didn't come before the City in the not-too-distant-future looking for some sort of financial assistance. In other words, the Conflict of Interest alert just jumped up right to Orange, headed for Red. Keep your eyes peeled, folks.

Because between Oppelt and Moran, and whoever else starts crawling out of the woodwork, the olde guard is not letting go of power. They may try to put on a newer, shinier face, but don't be fooled. As some of you have pointed out, there are plenty of influential people in Port Angeles who have a vested interest in keeping it poor, backward, and dysfunctional. Some of those people may run for City Council, or have their minions do so. Great vigilance will be required.