Thursday

RESERVE ONLINE FOR LINCOLN LUNCH

The Republican Party in Jefferson County was down in 2014, but we are coming back in 2016. Join us at the 2015 Lincoln Lunch, May 2, 2015 at the Inn at Port Ludlow. Follow this Link and reserve now: mkt.com/jefferson-gop

Tuesday

Chipotle Scores! Hillary visits and waives her usual $200,000 corporate appearance fee.

Pledge to stop Hillary



Dear Republican,

 Hillary Clinton has made it official. She’s running for president. It’s time to show the liberal establishment that conservatives across the country stand united against Hillary Clinton. We must get 100,000 conservatives to pledge to STOP Hillary Clinton today. We’re counting on you to join conservatives in Washington and sign the pledge right now. Click here to sign the pledge.

 By signing the pledge today, you’ll become a core part of the GOP grassroots army in Washington committed to defeating Hillary Clinton. And you’ll get a free bumper sticker to show your friends and neighbors that you’re a part of this important team. We need you to join our fight in Washington right now so we can stop Hillary Clinton. Pledge to stop Hillary Clinton right now by clicking here — and get a free bumper sticker.

 Respectfully,

 Susan Hutchison Chairman,
Washington State Republican Party



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Monday

Because everyday Americans need a champion Hillary has a new way for millionaires and billionaires take ownership in her inevitable presidency.  Simply invest in Chelsea's husband's hedge fund 
A hard Left website looks at Washington governor's race 2016 and admits Inslee is unpopular but questions who can beat him.

Sunday

Senator Angel explains the hard work and attention to detail required to pass a bill in Olympia

Port Orchard Independent

Monday

When Federal agents raided Democrat State Auditor Troy Kelley’s home and office last month, I was the first to say Kelley should step down.  But now, seven newspapers have also called upon Kelley to either resign or take a leave.  Even the editors of the Seattle Times, who endorsed Kelley in 2012, now say “State Auditor Troy Kelley Must Resign.”

As questions grow, and the public demands answers,  Kelley has refused to be accountable. But as Auditor, he holds every government entity accountable for how it spends our state’s $34 billion budget!  The alarming pattern of misconduct in his own business dealings undermines the integrity of the office he holds.

The Seattle Times has recommended former Auditor Brian Sonntag as an “excellent choice” for a temporary replacement.  Sonntag came into office 22 years ago, long before the far left controlled the Democratic party as it does today.  It’s highly unlikely that Gov. Inslee would appoint this former Democrat today.  Read why here.

Respectfully,



Susan Hutchison
Chairman, Washington State Republican Party
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Thursday

The Science is clear.


1) Glaciers have been receding since the 18thC
Glaciologists are absolutely clear that Alaskan glaciers have been receding since the late 18thC, as the Earth began to claw its way out of the Little Ice Age. For instance, the USGS have put together this map of how the Glacier Bay glaciers have gradually retreated.
The vast majority of the glacial retreat was in the 19thC, long before SUV emissions.


The USGS add:
The glacier that filled Glacier Bay during the Little Ice Age began its retreat from the mouth of the bay more than 200 years ago and has exposed a magnificent fjord system about 100 km long. The massive glacier retreated past Sitakaday Narrows ~190 years ago, retreated past Whidbey Passage ~160 years ago, and reached the upper end of the main bay by 1860 (~140 years ago).
They also conveniently have a photographic record of the Muir Glacier, comparing the ice extent in 1941, 1951 and 2004. Clearly, much of the retreat took place between 1941 and 1951. (The USGS state that it retreated by 3km between 1941 and 1950, and 4km since).

2) Little Ice Age
The science is absolutely clear that there was a massive, worldwide expansion in glaciers during the Little Ice Age.
In Alaska, there is evidence of three separate glacial advances, in the 12th/13thC, 17th/18thC, and finally in the late 19thC. Study of the Prince William Sound, Alaska, show that Ice margins were generally close to the late LIA maximum position at the time of the first visits of scientific parties around the turn of the century [around 1900].
There is also plenty of evidence of a similar massive expansion of glaciers from Europe, Iceland, South America and New Zealand during the Little Ice Age. Studies of glaciersin Greenland and Iceland show that, in the 19thC, they reached their maximum extent since the ice age.

3) Medieval Warming
How do today’s glaciers compare to how they looked before the Little Ice Age set in?
There is physical evidence from Alaska that glaciers were smaller back in the Middle Ages than they are now.
As glaciers have been receding in recent years, remains of forest, carbon dated back to the Middle Ages, are being uncovered. These have been found at the ExitMendenhall andUltramarine glaciers. At the Mendenhall, some tree remains have been dated back to 2000 years ago (the Roman Warming Period).
We find similar discoveries in Patagonian glaciers.
In all these cases, the glaciers must have terminated well uphill of the trees, which could not possibly have grown at the very edge of the ice, where they are situated now. It also seems extremely unlikely that there are not more trees to be found further up stream.

In short, there is nothing to suggest that recent retreat of glaciers is anything other than a natural phenomenon, or that their current size is unprecedented or unusual.

Tuesday

“In Olympia this afternoon, Senate Republicans released their budget proposal for 2015-2017. "The Senate plan balances the budget, and covers human services, without raising taxes, and without any new taxes. Revenue is projected to increase by $3 billion over the next two years, so there is no need to raise taxes. "The Senate budget satisfies McCleary and fully funds education. "The Senate plan helps working families by reducing college tuition, making our state’s college students a priority. “This Republican plan is a sharp contrast to the plan unveiled by House Democrats last week. The Democrats propose to increase spending by 15% - a total of $5.2 billion! And they propose a huge tax increase - $1.5 billion in new and increased taxes. Moreover, the Democrats propose elimination of the state spending limit, creating an unsustainable budget."

Sunday

SMP Legal Action Continues

The PDN reported last week that the State Growth Management Hearing Board rejected appeals by the Olympic Stewardship Foundation, the local chapter of Citizen Alliance for Property Rights and others. These legal actions had been launched when Jefferson County adopted and the State Dept of Ecology approved a highly flawed and onerous update to the County's Shoreline Master Program. You read that right. A county can't adopt its own regulations to suit its local conditions. It must do what the State Department of Ecology wants in order to get the required approval. Is that Constitutional? These legal appeals noted numerous constitutional, legal and procedural issues. The total was over 200 items, yet this Board of political appointees chose to not validate even one issue. Now the legal action will move on to a real court of law. This SMP Update devalues shoreline property by making it less desirable. It is now harder to develop, improve, repair or replace damaged shoreline property. With the lower total value of county property as a tax base, the county then must increase property tax rates on all property to raise the same amount of funds. This affects all property owners. CAPR and OSF are working on behalf of all property owners. OSF is a local organization that believes “The best stewards of the land are the people who live on the land and care for their homes and property." We all should support these organizations.