Daily Archives: September 13, 2011

Start Spreadin’ the News: Weiner’s Seat Goes to GOP

Photo credit: Red State

Democrats have held the seat for more than a century but in what can only be deemed as a bad sign for 2012 and Barack Obama, the seat vacated by exhibitionist Anthony’s Weiner has been WON by REPUBLICAN  from The Hill (here):

Republican Bob Turner won former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s (D-N.Y.) House seat on Tuesday, a bad sign for President Obama and down-ticket Democrats heading into next year’s election.

Turner was leading Democrat David Weprin by 53 percent to 47 percent with 66 percent of precincts reporting right before midnight eastern time. The Associated Press has called the race.

Democrats have held Weiner’s district for close to a century, and it was Sen. Charles Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) seat before he ran for the Senate. Obama will shoulder some blame for the loss, which comes at a pivotal time for the president as he pushes Congress to pass a jobs bill that will likely be a major part of his reelection campaign.

What would Mark Levin say again? Oh, yeah, Chuck U Schumer. That is all. 

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**UPDATED WITH BOOKING INFO**Swearing Stevedore and One Other Arrested in Longview Longshoremen’s Attack

PHOTO CREDIT KGW

The potty mouthed Longshoreman who confronted a KGW reporter last week is behind bars this morning.  

h/t Wylee Coyote Jim

Here is where you can find the video. It’s not safe for work or kids. Ronald Stavas burst into the EGT company premises last Thursday morning about 4:30 with 500 other rampaging union members. Cowlitz County Sheriff’s PIO Grover Laseke told me Stavas used a pipe to smash his way in, threatened a guard, assaulted a guard and cut the brake lines on a train. From the press release:

Ronald Patrick STAVAS, 45, of Kelso was arrested last night on a Sheriff’s Office probable cause statement. Stavas was taken into custody without incident by Longview Police members of a Sheriff’s Office joint investigative team, which includes Sheriff’s deputies, Kelso, and Longview Police. Stavas was booked into the Cowlitz County Jail on four felony charges: burglary in the first degree, assault in the second degree, intimidating a witness, and sabotage. At his initial appearance in Cowlitz County Superior Court this morning, his bail was set at $50,000.00. He remains in custody at this time.

A woman was also arrested on misdemeanor charges for her actions on Wednesday when 400 other union members stormed the rail cars trying to bring in grain.

Also arrested on Monday was Shelly Ann PORTER, age 39, of Longview.  She was charged with criminal trespass in the second degree as a result of the blocking of the train on Wednesday, September 7.  She was booked and released on this misdemeanor charge and will be making an appearance in Cowlitz County District Court.

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**UPDATED WITH BOOKING INFO**Swearing Stevedore and One Other Arrested in Longview Longshoremen’s Attack

PHOTO CREDIT KGW

The potty mouthed Longshoreman who confronted a KGW reporter last week is behind bars this morning.  

h/t Wylee Coyote Jim

Here is where you can find the video. It’s not safe for work or kids. Ronald Stavas burst into the EGT company premises last Thursday morning about 4:30 with 500 other rampaging union members. Cowlitz County Sheriff’s PIO Grover Laseke told me Stavas used a pipe to smash his way in, threatened a guard, assaulted a guard and cut the brake lines on a train. From the press release:

Ronald Patrick STAVAS, 45, of Kelso was arrested last night on a Sheriff’s Office probable cause statement. Stavas was taken into custody without incident by Longview Police members of a Sheriff’s Office joint investigative team, which includes Sheriff’s deputies, Kelso, and Longview Police. Stavas was booked into the Cowlitz County Jail on four felony charges: burglary in the first degree, assault in the second degree, intimidating a witness, and sabotage. At his initial appearance in Cowlitz County Superior Court this morning, his bail was set at $50,000.00. He remains in custody at this time.

A woman was also arrested on misdemeanor charges for her actions on Wednesday when 400 other union members stormed the rail cars trying to bring in grain.

Also arrested on Monday was Shelly Ann PORTER, age 39, of Longview.  She was charged with criminal trespass in the second degree as a result of the blocking of the train on Wednesday, September 7.  She was booked and released on this misdemeanor charge and will be making an appearance in Cowlitz County District Court.

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