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|Subject: Birthers against Bridges||Date: 3/24/2013 3:40 AM|
|Author: intercst||Number: 48527 of 97404|
I driven through all 50 states, but nothing amazed me as much as the fact that they have a drawbridge on I-5 across the Columbia River separating Oregon and Washington State -- a drawbridge on a major Interstate highway?
Apparently local Tea-Baggers don't like the fact that a new stationary bridge will include light rail. And they're paying a celebrity "birther" lawyer $20,000 to fight it.
About 50 people turned up at a fundraiser in Vancouver aimed at putting an initiative on the ballot to stop light-rail portions of the Columbia River Crossing project.
The Stop Light Rail group has been trying to raise $20,000 to pay Everett lawyer Stephen Pidgeon, who has already appeared in Cowlitz County Superior Court on its behalf to help resurrect the initiative, which was blocked in January, and get the measure on the ballot in November.
Pidgeon, who made an unsuccessful bid for state attorney general in 2012, is also known for his challenge of Barack Obama's eligibility to be president.
He is author of "The Obama Error." In the 2011 book, Pidgeon alleges the president is not a natural-born U.S. citizen and has socialist, communist and Muslim ties.
Pidgeon also represents an Amboy resident, David Darby, who has requested a trial in Clark County Superior Court to challenge the county's authority to foreclose on his home. Darby claims the state constitution isn't valid and he patented his land, making him exempt from paying property taxes.
Pidgeon said he strongly supports the Stop Light Rail initiative.
"I love this initiative," he said at the meeting. "It really puts the pedal to the metal."
It's great to see the Tea-Baggers in full bloom.
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