Monday, March 19, 2012

Gov. Gregoire Furious, Makes Threat to Execute Bills

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After spending an inordinate amount of time lining up all the proverbial ducks to redefine marriage, the Governor is now furious and making threats because she is, "running out of time."

Why? Because she says the legislature can't get the budget done.

Where was her fiscal urgency during the first 45 days of this legislative session?

The Washington State Wire reported Friday that, "Furious Gregoire threatens to execute hostages." I suggest you read the entire story.

Eric Smith reported for the Wire, "A legislative impasse over the budget escalated to Defcon-4 Thursday as frustrated Senate coalition forces went public with a new budget proposal and threatened to run over the Senate Democratic Caucus a second time. A furious Gov. Christine Gregoire retaliated by threatening to hold bills hostage and execute them one by one."

Senator Joe Zarelli, Senate Republican budget chief, along with Senate Minority Leader, Mike Hewitt (R), and others created a bi-partisan coalition in an attempt to get a budget in place. They have now come back with a revised budget plan, that while not perfect, provides a reasonable solution to the fiscal free fall facing the state.

The Governor sees this bi-partisan effort as an end run around her own efforts to create a coalition to advance a budget that better reflects her own agenda. Apparently, the Governor has forgotten that while she is in charge of the executive branch, she is not in charge of the legislative branch.

"I'm trying to be restrained," she said last week. "I'm disappointed. I am frustrated..."

She is threatening...

"I have given them my message today. My message is I'm not signing their bills. If you keep making no progress, I will not sign your bills, and then time will run out, and I won't have any time to do anything but [veto]. I'm telling you the truth."

In a personal email, Senator Mark Schoesler (R) 9th District, summed it up pretty well--"The Governor reacted about as well as my young grandson might if I lift him off the pony before his "ride" is through."

Unfortunately, Governor Gregoire is not only leaving a legacy of standing against the teaching of her own church and assaulting the oldest most important human institution in history by redefining marriage---an effort that absorbed her and Sen. Murray's attention for the first month and a half of this session, she is now melting down in anger because the legislature is "running out of time."

God help us.

Thank you for standing with us as we stand for marriage.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.


  1. We are reaping what we've sewn by electing women. God's plan is for woman to serve man and and we go against his plan at our own peril.

  2. 12:42

    I think you go too far, while it is a man's responsibility to lead, there is no proscription against a women in government. Remember, Deborah was a judge, leader, prophet and songwriter. God showed no favoritism. He raises up whom He will to accomplish His purposes. We can't always know what that is. If a person shows themselves to be at odds with God's word, then it's our responsibility to vote them out of office. Barring that we are to resist them according to His word.

    Be as wise as a serpent and as harmless as a dove:)

    Craig in Lacey

  3. Gary is, of course, very confused and deceived here. Neither Gov Gregoire nor any other human will EVER redefine marriage - Gov Gregoire is simply enacting additional terms to the State's partnership contract law. The State can call it whatever they want but a State sponsored partnership contract will NEVER be a genuine "marriage". In contrast, GOD instituted marriage 6,000 years ago and Jesus clearly defined marriage for us as that which GOD joins together - NOT that which the State joins together. Gary is, as you can see, very confused and deceived in this matter. God's institution - that which He joins together - will NEVER change. State sponsored partnership contracts are NOT marriage regardless of what they call them.

    Gary has been informed of these simple legal and Biblical facts - but for some reason has repeatedly choosen to ignore the clear teaching of scripture. I am unable to judge why though one could speculate that he needs a reason of being for himself and for his business - some phony hobgoblin to fight to call out for donations from those who are not well taught in either the Scriptures or state law.

    I hope and pray that the genuine disciples of Jesus Christ will quickly see through this red herring, move on without wasting the Lord's time or money, and re-establish their focus on Jesus Christ and His Kingdom.

    In Christ


    1. Indeed Patrick, you are right biblically, they will never be married i9n God's eyes.

      The problem lies with the teaching of children who have no biblical knowledge (either by omission of the parents or disbelief of same). We must guard the next generation or we all will reap the repercussions. That's why it's important to stand for biblical standards in the culture or watch more children deceived.

      Best regards

      Craig in Lacey


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