Monday, December 29, 2008

Senator Roach Again Attacked By Foul Mouthed "Steal The Kid" People

A judge recently condemned Lisa's teen mother for the contents of a blog she did not write. I am told there was no swearing, just statements of fact presented in crazy cartoon fashion.

Emboldened, I suppose, by the fact that I don't print the few foul comments that come to this blog... supporters of the foster woman have sent a few very foul, sexist, angry (at me) comments.


Just what kind of friends and relatives does the foster woman have? Are these the kind of people we want to be around Lisa? Hmmmm...maybe the foul, angry, abusive tirade was actually from the foster woman!

There is absolutely no way someone could have been more crude than what was just sent on to the judges. I wonder who else will get copies.

New Court Date Set ... State Moves With Vengence To Place Child Away From Family

The new court date is January 6th and the state will again (as they have from the beginning) press hard for termination and placement, presumably, with the foster woman. The state has prevented placement with several good relative families and has done its best to alienate the Lisa's affections to her biological family. (From the KING 5 coverage we see that it hasn't worked!)

Who is the mystery person spends time at the house? The foster woman has told the state that she has no one else living there. Will the state, in its scheme to steal this child, level with the court?

Will the court see the medical records?

Will the court believe the state (or the CASA?) that the mother writes an offending (to some) blog? Or, will the state be honest and tell the court that the mother had nothing to do with the blog? (Must be a real feeling of power to seed the court with lies and know you can get away with it.)

Will the judge ask who writes the alternative blog? (There is a blog other than PRR that covers the case of the Stuth's granddaughter. Judge Schafer, reportedly, blamed the alternative blog on the teen mother. Because it was aggressive in attitude it was, therefore, proof that the mother was unfit.)

Will the "free" attorney tell the judge her client did not write the blog? Why didn't she defend her client on that matter in the first place?

I have taken the position that another individual's free speech should not be used against the mother. I also believe that if the mother DID write the blog (and she didn't) it would only show that she is fighting for her child and what mother worth her salt wouldn't fight for her child?

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Spreading The Message Of "Peace On Earth, Good Will Toward Men"...My Grandson, Drew

In celebrating the birth of Christ, Christians all over the world are spreading the message of "Peace On Earth, Good Will To Men."

Last night we had a family night to celebrate the birth of Christ. Son, Captain John, and his family were not here. (They are at an out of state military base preparing for their move to Germany and his deployment to Qatar. They made their Christmas trip home earlier this month.)

There was pulled pork and all the trimmings. Jim told his family story of Wee Bear, granddaughter Emily played the piano as we sang carols. The children listened pretty well during the reading of the journey to Bethlehem and birth of the Christ Child. Afterwards the cousins gifted the child whose name they had drawn.

In the background, there was the constant sound of a small DVD player. It played during the prayers. It played during the meal, and during the stories, and less noticeably during the gifting. It was our six-year-old grandson, Drew. He is autistic.

Drew...we may never really know you. You are smart. We know that. You don't like fireworks and probably never will...but you do like my Diet Dr. Pepper which you are not suppose to drink and I don't hide very well....You humble us all. My only son-in-law who has a pretty he-man job...talks to you gently. But, you won't look him or any of us in the eye. We try to come to you. But, you can not let us in. You are one of the innocents who will walk on earth with many who will reach out to you.

Christ reaches out to all of us. Sometimes there are special people who help us be a little more Christlike...a little better. Thank you, Drew. You are a wonderful Christmas present..every day.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Notes From The Editor

I have been asked a few questions:

Q. "What happened at the scheduled Monday hearing for the Stuth's grandchild?"

A. The hearing was postponed due to snow. We are not prepared for snow in Seattle. It just doesn't happen often so the courts closed. More later on the new date.

Q. (This is a comment in which the context has not been described.) "If you don't agree with others who are posting, you just delete their message? Great policy. I would categorize this as propaganda."

A. Don't be so ignorant. I am a pretty damn good debater and don't shy away from it. I haven't deleted anything on this end. I just haven't had the time to bring the negative comments (and there have been very few) up for response.

Q. (example paraphrased) "Why would you want to do something so stupid as have the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) fill out a {financial} disclosure form? Don't you know that could put them in danger?"

A. Anyone who asks a question like that is really not with the party. Rhetorically..."Why should they be the only 'special' ones who don't have to disclose?"
Legislators report, all legislative staff must report, all commissioners, mayors, city councilmembers report, all county staff reports, all judicial branch employees report, judges report...indeed...the only ones who do not report are the CASAs! Are they the only ones who would be in danger?
By the way...they are in very powerful positions...they can make very strong recommendations to the judge regarding permanent placement. Yeah...I sure DO want to know their finances.
Another rhetorical question: "What is a healthy, white, non-drug affected, under age three child worth?" A lot of money. And that, dear friends, is the reason we disclose. Disclosure is to avoid corruption. It is meant to keep government honest and clean. It would not keep a CASA from lying about whether or not they took money to place a child...but it would be a reminder of its illegality. I also believe that anyone who would be a CASA should let us know about themselves. Divorce? Two divorces? Restraining orders? Education? Biological Parent? Lifestyle? Age? And, these disclosures should be public. The public has a right to know who is placing kids in this state. Why would a CASA NOT want people to know that they are fit to make decisions?

This blog is not meant to be a debate forum. It is a source of information. It is a place to hear attitude. It is a part of an effort to make changes. It is a history for my grandchildren because I want them to know what I was all about. It is not going to be a waste of my time airing stupid points to which anyone reading this blog who is not a shrink already knows the answers.

Monday, December 22, 2008

We Are Out Of Milk And Snowed IN...How can I have my hot Christmas cocoa???

Hot Christmas Cocoa

2 heaping teaspoons of Nestle's Cocoa (I can spell that right because I remember the jingle)
1 cup of 2% milk (less than 2% just doesn't get it)
microwave in a Christmas cup for 1 minute
hang a small candy cane over the lip

I should have seen the emergency coming. Everyone who came to the door during this unusual snowing of the holiday got offered a cup of this fabulous comfort drink.
How was I to know that I would run out of milk? We cope. Jim dug out the powdered stuff and mixed it up. I took what was left of the good stuff and selfishly and quietly put it outside the door into nature's refrigerator. Thank goodness. It looks like we will make it until tomorrow's trip to the store. We will put on our boots and somehow make it to the truck down on the field and off our hill.

DSHS Head Robin Arnold-Williams Resigns

I liked DSHS Director Robin Arnold-Williams as a person. She came personally to my office when I had questions about how CPS treats relatives regarding placement issues. She always responded to my inquiries. (There weren't many. I catch on fast.) And, she was pleasant. But, as PRR correctly predicted...she was soon to be gone.

It is time for someone else to try to get control over an agency fraught with problems. Arnold-Williams came to WA four years ago to make changes. But, that is impossible unless you change the culture of DSHS. She did not do that.

There is still no accountability at DSHS. The mistake was in keeping the same core high-ups. We need new people...who want accountability...not the same old retreads who want to continue to hide from accountability and wield power just for the sake of it.

Arnold-Williams will take on the job of Director of Governor Gregoire's Executive Policy Office. I hope it will be the new policy to split DSHS into smaller parts for manageability. I hope there will be citizen over-sight for accountability. I hope the public will have input in helping the new directors. I hope there is a legislative over-sight committee because, sadly, there has not been enough of that.

Taxpayers should have more direct say in what this $2 billion dollar a biennium agency does with the directives the legislature gives it. DSHS needs to ask users, "How Am I Doing?"

Change is only good if it makes things better.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Russians In Cuba...Is This Obama's First Test?

As the Russian warship heads for Cuba one has to wonder. Is this what Joe Biden predicted (or precipitated)? Is this Obama's first test?

Obama said he would close Gitmo during the campaign but many think he will go slow with the advice of aides.

One of the doctors I work with in Honduras got her medical degree in Cuba. After the free schooling she was obligated to stay and work for a few years. She made $15 a month. It was barely enough to exist. Her apartment was a one room 10' x 12' walk up.

Whatever is on that ship will be welcomed by the Cubans. Food, fresh water, shoes....

The doctor ate bread in Cuba. Bread is cheaper than tortillas.

There are no U.S. ships bearing gifts for Cubans. Obama was criticized when during the campaign he said he would open talks with the Cuban officials. If he is going to let the Russian ship (and others) dock in Cuba then he had better know that he will have undermined U.S. strategy that has been in place since Che and Fidel. Is this the first unofficial act of his change foreign policy in one of the world's five communist nations...without firing a word?

The doctor married a colleague and the two of them lived in the little place. But..they did have $30 a month. They wanted freedom over anything else. My friend left for her homeland. Her husband could not follow. In Honduras she is the only one at the table that eats bread.

Visions Of M&M's Danced In Their Heads ...(These Are Modern Grandkids)

Tonight, three young children are asleep at our house...finally :o)

We are snowed in. Our hill driveway is a sheet of ice. So, Jim met our son at the bottom of the hill and helped carry the kids ages 4,3, and 1 up to the cabin where we live.

When it snows...we just shut out the rest of the world. Our farm is good for that.

The kids took their warm coats off and gave us warm hugs. I hugged my son good-by as he went back down to his wife left warm in the car. We are babysitting.

I thank God, everyday, for my many blessings.

To Contact The Stuth Family

Doug and AnneMarie Stuth live in Enumclaw, WA. Several readers of PRR have asked how they may be contacted.
please cut and paste

Pam Roach Report Sets A Trend

I always said I was a trend setter.

The Senator Blog is catching on. The News Tribune reports that WA Senate Majority Leader, Lisa Brown, will host a blog for session. Welcome to the senate blog scene, Lisa.

Since Brown is a Democrat I am wondering if she has inside information about Gov. Blogo's hair. What is he hiding under there???

Letter From The Aunt In North Dakota Documents Failure Of CPS

The Aunt in North Dakota Writes:

Senator Roach,

I believe there needs to be a few names placed out there who helped cover a predetermined placement.

On March 20, 2008 North Dakota ICPC office signed and faxed an approved home study and background check to Washington State ICPC office. This was an ICPC and home study Washington requested themselves to allow my niece to be placed with family. The fax was sent to Maya Brown at ICPC in WA, Sharon Gilbert in Risk Management, and Carmina Chang, the social worker.

While the office has 14 days to approve this home study for placement, it was not until July that an email was sent to North Dakota stating termination was not granted in June for the purpose of reunification with the mother. It also stated there would be contact with North Dakota in December with the next hearing.

I know as a fact our social worker has not heard from anyone.

Yesterday, I called the Interstate Compact Administration for Placement of Children in Washington, D.C. While each person could not answer many of my questions, not a single person is understating any of this. They, themselves, will be making inquires on what has happened and how the law has been over looked for so long by so many.
We truly appreciate all the work you have done.
{signed by our three-years-old's aunt}

(Note: I too asked for WA to pursue this. I talked with the State Senator in ND in the aunt's legislative district and he was very helpful. I also met with the aunt...she flew to WA and came to my Olympia office. She and I and the rest of the family want to know why their relative child was not placed with family.)

Court Appointed Special Advocates Are Not All The Good People They Are Supposed To Be

When the Stuth's first came to my office in February of this year, I believed that the state just needed to know the facts and that there would be an effort on their part to reunite this family. (At that point the grandparents were denied visits...or thought they had been.)

The state, however, last June presented the court with termination papers asking the judge to sign them BEFORE the hearing! The state has pressed for termination at every point. And, while the mother is not perfect, CPS continues to set her up for failure. CPS has always promoted a foster adoption (could have promised one) over the biological family.

I have always believed that the state was structuring a situation that would allow termination and adoption outside of the family. First take the child away from the family...then don't let them have visits. The CASA told the Stuths that a court had ordered them not to have any contact with their granddaughter. I asked for the order. There was none. It was then that they got monthly visits.

The point is that the state has always moved to alienate affections between the child and the grandparents or other relatives. They wanted the foster woman to be the only one with the "bond." Easy then to tell the judge that this child should not go back to the family. This is corruption. It is child trafficking.
That is why they have done their best to vilify the Stuths in front of the court.

This all started with the CASA who came up from the state of California to do (for free???) what he did down there. He worked with a few other attorneys and a judge to "help" children. Talk about should see what his former wife has to say about him and the issue of moving children. This, in itself, is a huge story, really. Given his background in CA I think this just got too hot for him. While he left little Lisa's case as month ago...he has a lot of questions to answer.

First would be: "Why didn't you tell the judges that there was an aunt and uncle in North Dakota that had passed a study and wanted their niece?" He yelled at the Stuth's telling them there was no way he would allow the child out of the state. Why? Well, he obviously wanted the child to bond with the foster woman. Why?

Thursday, December 18, 2008

'Oy Mate: Even Quidditch Has Rules!

1:21 AM

I have found out that once CPS starts a termination they don't look back. It seems to me that if facts are presented that it would be OK to change your mind. Apparently, not.

Harry Potter's rules to Quidditch are, I think, hard to understand. But, like any game...once you "get it" it all clicks in and you instinctively know the rules. In basketball, when you learn you can't "double-dribble" then you pretty much don't do it!

The rules to child placement are hard to understand. You think the playing field should be built on logic and fairness. It is not.

No situation is righted or "credit" given the family if there has been an error or wrongdoing on the part of the state. The way the game is played...only points can be taken away. And, only the state has the power to take away points.

There is no accountability. (Where is the referee?) If Judge Schaffer believes that the mother writes nasty blogs, and the mother does not write blogs...who told the judge that the mother writes blogs? Is there no whistle blown during foul play?(There seems to be no interest in asking who provided false information to the judge. God help us if she made it up. I do not believe she did.)

If the family plays two "Very Positive In-home Study" is it that the other team can legally maneuver around that play? It should be a double trump card, "Families First" and all.

Are there penalties when the CASA, CPS, the AG, and the court do not place within the family? No. That is not how the game is played. We know that Judge Schaffer did not know about at least one of the in-home studies. Is there any repercussion within the department when an employee, or an AG, or a CASA fails to inform the judge of potential relative placements? Apparently, not. No points for the family here.

Score: 9-0

When CPS hides from the judges the fact of a positive relative in-home study in another state...shouldn't someone be accountable for withholding information that might be important for the well being of the child? There is no penalty box in this game (except for the grandparents and the senator).

The state ignores rules: Point for the state.

Families complain: Point for the state.

Example of a special play card to be held and used at will by the state: The "Poor Foster Woman" card." (foster woman waiting for the termination...she is going through hell with the terrible wait and all..point for her). Oops, and another negative point for the family for the suffering of the foster woman.

Ask your State Senator for help: Negative 10 points.

Have a reporter cover the story: Game called! Enough of this. Take the prize (a three year old) and go home.

I asked the department why they kept the information of the positive relative placement to themselves. They said it was their policy to only mention family placement possibilities after termination. Does the legislature have to create law to have the department implement legislative directives? If the state can't follow rules set by the legislature then someone should be fired. This is real life here.

If the mother doesn't follow a directive a child can be taken away. If the state does not follow a directive...nothing happens. (This is why the department needs citizen over-sight...they can not govern themselves.)

In the case of the Stuth's granddaughter, the aunt and uncle in North Dakota had such a study done. WA held the information for months. I, myself, in a statement I read to the judge, informed the court about this positive study. The department told me later that they only give this information to the judge AFTER termination.

Senators Hargrove and Stevens may be right. They have worked these issues for years. If you want to win at this game, sell your house and get a good lawyer. If you are in this have to be rich to win. This discrimination is against white, blond, non-drug affected, young (no memories if you get them soon enough) children and their low income single mothers.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

DSHS Acting Fast To Steal Girl From Fit Family

This is a ver batum email I just received. The department knows the medical records are out and this is their answer:

"Pam, Just got off the phone with Gia. She is worthless! According to her, we are to blame for Alexis's failure to thrive. That is why she was not returned to us last August. I told her, if thats the case why did you give placement to us for the next ten months? And why were all the medical, social workers, and casa's reports glowing for the time period we had placement? She could not give me an answer for that. According to the new casa they are planning to get termination on Monday. They sent Lisa's (Lisa is actually the name of the mother. I have been using it as the name of the granddaughter) attorney adoption papers for Lisa to sign off stating sign this and get minimal visits, or go through trial and get no visits what so ever."
Doug (Grandfather)

Please see previous PPR for the link to the KING 5 TV coverage of this truly awful story. CPS is most certainly stealing this child!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Little Lisa's Medical Records Show Neglect and Possible Abuse

No surprises here. According to medical reports little "Lisa" has gained only 2 1/2 pounds in the 16 months that CPS has had her in foster "care." This is absolutely appalling! And, they try to hide it from the court. Apparently, neither judge has the medical records!

I had one person wonder out loud if CPS is starving the girl to keep her listed as special needs. I think there is more pay that goes out to everyone involved if that is the case.

I had a few computer problems last night and will have to wait to blog about the report. Not as a teaser...but let's just say the doctor suggests the bruises could mean abuse.


I asked Mary Meinig about the altered email wherein the childcare worker asked Lisa how she got her black eye. The email that I saw had the question put to the child and the answer was redacted. Meinig says she couldn't find the original email. It is there Mary....use your substantial powers to order it! Go to Childhaven and tell the supervisor you want that original email. It was an email sent to CPS BEFORE it went to the mother! Someone altered the email to protect the person named by the girl. Could that have been the social worker, S. B.? Did she alter the email before it was washed and sent out? How many other people in CPS have seen the email? Has Mr. Fox seen it? The supervisor admits the email was altered. Try again, Mary. The little girl is frail and not thriving under CPS control. Go find that email, Mary. You have the power. Let's open up government and see who is being protected. There is a "played with" email and a little girl who has only gained 2 1/2 pounds in 16 months. The fact that you have not found that original email only tells me there are some very relieved social workers.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Pam Roach Report To Cover Legislative Events

I have been asked by many if Pam Roach Report will be covering the '09 legislature.

The answer is YES. I don't think I know of any other time when a State Senator has blogged about daily events as a legislator. But, I am sure it has or is happening somewhere.

I have always wanted to write a novel, with the Washington State Legislature as the setting. I would name it, "The Caucus." The blog may be the better option.

Over the years there have been many intriguing characters. (Of course, you have to change the names.) Republicans had a gay leader who used his computer to lure young men...then there was the ...etc., etc. The only thing is that to have an interesting novel about politics, I really think someone has to die!

I am not promising anything more than a "look in the life" approach. But, what do you bet my readership on campus increases?

Saturday Comments And Upcoming Events


Today, I want to just make a few comments.

First, let me thank so many of you who have been commenting on the blog. I do not know how to edit for length so some do not get printed because they are too long. Others are great comments but because I can not edit the entry I can not take out "that one comment" that goes over the boundaries of this blog.

I do not want a lot of anger in the blog. I am angry about what is going on in this unaccountable monolith agency, but anger gets in the way of the work that needs to be done to correct things. Many of the readers are angry. Relatives from all over the country are what I call "righteously indignant." And, there are a few really nasty comments that I have gotten from CPS defenders which I hope to get to soon. They are particularly angry. They always have the upper hand and don't like truth. No agency of government is always right. (That's why we have watch-dog government!)

KING5 COMMENTS...they are up to over 150 now. It is turning into a nasty debate. I would suggest short comments. I would suggest facts rather than nasty stuff.

Someone has commented to me that they didn't think I was the author of another blog on this case. That is correct. I have seen the other blog once. Strangely, Judge Schaffer has blamed the alternative blog on little Lisa's mother. The blog was a reason for sending the case back to Judge Ronald Kessler for termination. Some lying rat in CPS (oops...there goes my anger!) must have told Judge Schaffer that the mother writes the alternative blog. She does not. And, just like I don't have the temperament or the time to do something like that...I suspect Lisa's mother does not have the skills. Neither has anyone in the family written the alternative blog. I am appalled that a court would use a blog as reason to terminate parental rights. Good much for free speech!

KING5 has some more interest in the story.

A doctor has released medical information about little Lisa that will alarm everyone.

A rally in Olympia will be planned in support of families first law.

And, finally, today I will buy a Christmas present for my husband to give to me. :o)
It will broadcast in the 20 meter band and will be my hand held starter ham set.

Best wishes to you all. And, I mean that for the DSHS workers too. I mean that for the hundreds of good foster workers who we need to help truly abused kids. I want us to work together to right this system that has gone wrong. To do that...we need to open up CPS to review. Nothing to hid? Nothing to fear.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Pam Roach To Recieve DSHS Email Records Through Public Records Search

I have asked DSHS for the email records of bureaucrat, David Del Villar Fox, for the time period of the last year. Fox is the man who is charged with holding a hand of the tortured people who seek help through their legislators. He tries to make them feel better as he tells them "Get a lawyer or lose your baby." He is absolutely useless, really. He talks a good game and then stands by and watches as termination proceeds...even having the unmitigated gall to tell you that the department really isn't, actually, going for termination. It just LOOKS and SOUNDS like it in court when the state's lawyers ask for termination....What???? Yeah. No kidding.

Del Villar Fox has some 7,000 emails. I think by reading them I will have lots of ideas for legislation. I was told by the department it would take 90 days to get them. So, I suggested they start with June 2008 and go to the current date. Then, go back and provide Dec. '07 to June '08.

Most DSHS high-ups hide behind either "privacy" or "this is still an active case" excuses for not letting the public review what is done or not done in cases. We are supposed to be content in our reading about children in foster care who are harmed in some awful way. And, we are told we must just blindly accept the fact that everything will be secret ("to protect the child"). What cowardly behavior. They act like they could only discuss things if the name of the child is given. The fact of this blog only shows their excuses for what they really are: cover-ups.

CPS is a closed agency. We usually only see a rare glimpse from the press after the death of a child in state custody or after some monumental lawsuit has been lost and taxpayers foot the bill for an agency that "supervises" others but can not supervise itself. And, after the highly paid DSHS spin doctor gets the press release out there is as little dirt on the laundry. It is like bleaching the crime scene.

Fortunately, there is another way that may yield information from this hunkered down barricaded citadel without windows. And, that is through public disclosure.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Senator Roach To Bounce Messages Off The Ionosphere

Here at the house while others slept, or wrapped Christmas presents, or played Rock Band (really loud), I was up late studying for yet another ham radio test. I passed the "general" level and now the FCC says I can transmit worldwide by deflecting signals off of the ionosphere.

I reconfirmed that I can cram for a test. At my age that is also affirmation of no presence of Alzheimer's. NO ONE could pass this test with a short term memory problem. I memorized numbers, tables, and equations. And, strangely, I found it interesting. It was also a relaxing change of pace.

I didn't tell you about this because I wasn't sure how it would go. It was a major time commitment and even at that I missed 6 hours of class time. And, the subject matter was advanced. (There was literally a rocket scientist in the class!)

Two weeks after I passed the technician level ham radio operators test...the general level was offered. Why did I sign up? First because it was being offered and I wanted to do more than basically local transmissions. And secondly, I have been urging our state to have a more complete emergency management ham network so decided I would be a part of it.

I learned why electricians keep one hand in their pocket when they work. My dad was an electrician and I remember watching him work. In the early days of his successful small business he would sometimes work on weekends and take me along. I noticed he worked with one hand...the other straight down his other side. That is so if electricity passes through you it will go down the middle to ground rather than across your heart.

I also learned about power multipliers, data modes, sideband operations and geomagnetic stability, etc.

Now I will have to get a fantastic transmitter and a 200 ft. antenna. I want to be among the first to know what is going on in an emergency.


KING 5 Exposes CPS Wrong Doings

Exposing Lies Is An Important Element To Finding The Truth

It was absolutely damning to CPS to have Suzanna Frame of Seattle's KING 5 expose the lies that they tell. King 5 Investigates

CPS says that Doug and Anne Marie Stuth (grandparents) were not financially supporting their daughter and grand-daughter. Then KING 5 showed the check stubs of the hundreds of dollars the couple spent to help. CPS had said the Stuths had made no effort to see their daughter and grand-daughter.... Then the camera showed the log which was taken and the state's very own reimbursement records to the Stuths for their travel to the many visits!

Outgoing CPS Asst. Secretary Cheryl Steponme actually looked into the camera and instead of addressing this case she side-stepped the issue to just say there are many people who really care. (Nice coaching by $100,000 a year former P.I.editor Thomas Shapley who was hired to help cover the tracks and divert efforts at getting the truth.)
Favorite quote:
"I have never seen people so hell-bent on destroying one family."
Anne Marie Stuth

Favorite scene: Little grand-daughter with the biggest grin you can imagine greeting her grandma and papa. (Those things aren't staged!)

Ardent hope: That the judges saw this piece...because God knows they will not have any understanding of the truth by way of CPS.

Hopefully, this story will make the national press. It is fitting that WA CPS be held up to the national light. The same state that will not separate an atheist sign from a nativity "hell-bent" on separating a family. Is nothing sacred?

Monday, December 8, 2008

Tuesday Night, KING 5, "Foster Home Over Family Home?" An Investigative Report


Doug and Anne Marie Stuth, my wonderful Enumclaw, WA constituents who have been going through hell at the hands of CPS, are the subject couple in the Tuesday night KING5 TV airing of "Foster Home Over Family Home?"

It will air during the 10 o'clock (Channel 16 KONG) and 11 PM (KING 5)News.

Investigative reporter, Suzanna Frame, has been working on the story for about a month. She and a cameraman were here at the farm several weeks ago. She spent a couple of hours with the ombudsman (the person who would not demand a copy of the altered email regarding the child's black eye).There was so much to tell them.

This is a must see for all who have been following this blog. This is the kind of story that could end up on national news.

Please be sure to follow up with comments to the online version.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

"Its A Circus And We're The Center Ring" In WA State Atheists Make Declare War, Not Peace, During On Religious Holidays

"Its a circus, and we are the center ring"
(Pam Roach, Seattle PI)

Atheists knew what they were doing when they used the new "Washington State Compact on Capitol Rotunda Displays" to spread holiday hate. They are getting what they wanted...a national debate (O'Reilly, etc.) and a preferred battle ground (liberal led WA). That is a great set up. But, it is a national debate and also a very creative one. Lots of people are weighing in.

So, in a matter of days war was declared, the placard of unbelievers was erected and then stolen. The sign was found hours later. The sinning thief (who apparently sleeps during sermons) deposited the sign in front of a country music station. Presumably, that was so KMPS host, Ichabod Kane, could lead a county line dance over it.

The state last year set policy to allow displays apparently without an implementation plan. But, even when atheist leaders on KING5 TV stated, "We are attacking religion," the government placed the missile, (note: two definitions and each works here,) an attack on all religions next to the already placed Nativity scene.

Our Capitol building has more than 400,000 square feet. That's a pretty big sandbox! Separate the displays! Right now they are 10 feet apart. And... establish a policy to include no insults to others. If your message can't stand on its own...without bashing others... then it should not meet the criteria for display. Take it outside, put it on a stake, and march it in the rain.

There is no way that any of us would want hate speech in the Capitol on Martin Luther King Day. We want free speech. We don't mind differring speech. But, we want hate speech outside. It is not allowed on the floor of the House or the Senate. Why should it be in the rotunda between the houses?

While Jews (Hanukkah), Christians (Christmas), and African Kwanzaa unite in at least the spirit of peace, kindness, and moral values this time of year...atheists lash out with hate speech. They will get no converts...and only solidify those of faith around their beliefs. Why would you want this kind of publicity around your failure?

In part, the atheist's sign read:
"There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell....Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds." (Do you think calling people stupid is inappropriate for the interior of our state's capitol?)

In any event, there will be a religious rally outside of the Capitol today at 2 PM. I am sure you will read about it.)

Monday note:over 1,000 attended

Saturday, December 6, 2008

KING 5 TV To Air "Little Lisa's" Story On Tuesday, December 9, At 10 and 11 PM....Be Sure To Watch

King 5 reporter Suzanna Frame has been investigating the story of little "Lisa" and CPS for the last month. I am now able to tell you that it will be aired on Tuesday, Dec. 9th. Do not miss the show.
In this, the resigning Cheryl Stephani, Asst. DSHS Sec. over Children's Administration, has been professionally coached with her answers. Sorry, I didn't note what came first....the announcement of her early retirement... or the interview.

In this, the names of the individuals involved will be reveled.

In this, you may see the grandparents at their home. They were videoed in their cozy Enumclaw, WA home. They showed the cameraman the bedroom where their granddaughter had slept. The door has been closed. The room has been left untouched since their granddaughter was taken.

In this, I may even have a few words.

KING 5 is promoting the piece over the weekend so tune in and you may get a preview.

(Ans. to reader's comment. will post the story. I will try to link but haven't had much luck doing so in the past.PR)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Pam Roach On Bill O'Reilly FOX News Tonight (Friday)...

Roach On The O'Reilly Factor,"No Spin Zone" FOX News, Friday, December 5th.

Bill O'Reilly's producer called this morning and asked if I would be interviewed by America's #1 TV news commentator. Share a camera and mic with Bill? You bet!

I will attend a couple of Senate hearings in Olympia and then be picked up in a town car and taken to the studio in Seattle. I will give a full report to PRR Readers (to include my grand kids who should know what I do for fun)!

It's all in the eyes of the beholder and ear of the listener.

With my college degree I one time found myself working at the post office as a window clerk. The supervisor, Marilyn B., liked to give window clerk, Stephannie, a bad time. When I showed up Stephanie was really glad to see me because Marilyn liked giving me a bad time instead!

Marilyn didn't like a thing I did. Nothing would satisfy her. My cash drawer would justify better than anyone else's. I pressed my blue postal uniform (some didn't) to look nice. I was very nice to her (she was the supervisor, remember). She was on my back all the time. (I think this was when I joined the union and eventually became a steward!) But, what took the cake was when she complained about my voice!!! She complained it was too high!!!

Several years later I had to laugh at that because I had been hired by KIRO as a radio commentator...voice and all. Someone was actually paying me to talk! Life can be fun in the come arounds.

I love free speech. And, since you have been wondering, that will be the topic on O'Reilly's Factor

News Article On DSHS Departures Could Use Your Comments....Act Now!

This is a call to action!!!
Cut and paste...this is not a link.

Please log on and respectfully comment. Just speak from your hearts. Keep it brief. Mine was a little long but I tried to set the stage.

Arnold-Williams In Wonderland...Off With Our DSHS Head ?

Who the heck painted those white roses red? "Off with her head!"*

The queen may have pulled up the blade on the state's just used but often rusty guillotine.

DSHS Robin Arnold-Williams is reportedly on the platform.

Current DSHS head Robin Arnold Williams was summoned from the State of Utah a few years ago to pull our social service industry into line. I contend that the system is too large, too unwieldy, and needs to be broken into smaller pieces to make that happen. We also need to open CPS up to public scrutiny.

But, it looks like Arnold-Williams tried to paint a picture that didn't exist. For years Children's Administration has been without accreditation (out of compliance). Everyone has known that and good citizens around the state suffered because of it. Instead of fixing the problems they hired spin doctors to paint a different view.

The National Council on Accreditation in a letter dated February 15, 2008 to DSHS (That was right at the time I first met with Little Lisa's frantic family.) it states:

"When we met on December 7, 2007, I (President & CEO Richard Klarberg)requested that the department confirm in writing that it is committed to implementing all of the required standards and submit a proposed specific time frame for the implementation. This request was reiterated in a December 24, 2007 email to you and in our telephone conversation of January 9, 2008.

To date, we have not received any communication addressing our request.

Should the Department seek to have the accreditation process reinstated, it should send CAO a written request accompanied by a schedule detailing proposed dates for the implementation of the above referenced standards. If the request and schedule are not received by February 29, 2008, the Department will be deemed to have withdrawn from the accreditation process....While we regret having to take this action, we know that it is appropriate and in the best interests of the vulnerable children, individuals and families in the state of Washington."

The letter also states, "The Department's application for accreditation dates back to September 2001. In the years since, progress has been made by many of the regional offices {obviously not Region 5...ed.} There remain, however, a significant number of foundational standards relating to stakeholder health and safety that have not been implemented, including but not limited to timely visits to foster homes; caseload size (if they followed the law of "families first' they wouldn't have the caseload size...ed.};staff credentials;adequate kinship home studies (or ignoring the ones they have? ed.);stakeholder participation in the CQI process;and risk management reviews. Moreover, the Department has failed to adopt policies relative to the implementation of these standards."


(Asst. Sec. Steponme's to whom this letter was addressed, was forced to step down effective Dec. 31st. Arnold-Williams is/was her boss.)

*Alice In Wonderland (Readers of PRR...surely you aren't too old to remember :o)!)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

CPS Leader Abdicates Throne...

DSHS Cheryl Stephani, Assistant Secretary over Children's Administration has announced she is leaving her post effective December 31st.

All I can say at this time is that she will be making one hunk of money in retirement...over $100,000 a year so why stay with the program?

She leaves a department in shambles. There is no accountability. There is no openness to public scrutiny. There is no following of the legislative directive to "place with families first." She offered a draconian form of leadership that has no place in government.

And to Robin Arnold Williams.....Go back in and reevaluate the way you do business. I would be happy to bring along many of my senate colleagues who have been just horrified by the department's actions. While there are good people who try to help children in trouble...your policies have created a monster. Steponme's departure is welcome and overdue. She was past any understanding of what she was doing. She allowed some employees to lie (they did so to me!!!)without repercussion. She hid positive in-home studies from judges. She allowed an out-of-control CASA to over-step his authority and made no mention of it. She failed to bring public trust to the department. She never took responsibility for what her employees did. She was one disaster and caused so much anguish for innocent family members.

Robin...let's get it right. No more promotions from your institutions. Let's get new blood into this department. Let's get some citizen over-sight. My God...It is Christmas after all.

Adoption Bonuses: The Money Behind The Madness

In Massachusetts DSS and affiliates rewarded for breaking up families

By Nev Moore
Massachustts News

Please cut and paste to read.

"More Federal Money Coming For Adoptions".... Discussion Today Aired On WA TVW

Today there will be a work session in the House Early Learning and Children's Services Committee.

Guardianship and Adoption Incentive Dollars

House Hearing Room D
Olympia, WA

"Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008"

This will be about the implementation of a new federal law. Lots of money will come along with this.

If you can not be there you may view it live on

Thank you to a reader of PRR for letting us know. My aide will monitor the hearing.

Monday, December 1, 2008

CPS Head Cheryl Steponme Preps For Press Interview At Taxpayer Expense

Could it be true?

Apparently, Cheryl Steponme, CPS honcho is being called into action. She must publicly represent the department in an upcoming interview over the case of little Lisa. It will be a public airing of the issue.

She is being professionally "prepared" to answer questions she expects to get. The prep is paid for by the taxpayers.

Let me guess.

Thomas Shapley, former editorialist for the Seattle Post Intelligence, is formulating questions he would ask from an adversarial point of view. Then he will tell her the answers to give that will make the department look good. (This will take a lot of coaching!!! But, then, he doesn't have much else to do until the next child dies or is maimed and he has to go into action...not even then as I bet he has HIS responses all prepared in advance too.)

As reported earlier in PRR, Shapley, the former ultra-liberal PI editor retired from that paper and was hired at nearly $100,000 a year to work as a press consultant and spin doctor for the department. He was first noticed by me as he was quoted in the story about an 11 year-old girl who after seeking asylum from her parents was sent back to them. The parents imprisoned her and were starving her. She was found at 14 weighing 47 pounds. Shapley made it seem like just a small oversight.

Shapley prepared and sent out a few, "It's really no big deal," sound bites to his former colleagues in the press. It is really unconscionable how fast that story went away. Good job, Thomas.

When I was running for reelection in 2006 I had not received an endorsement interview request from the PI. I thought maybe I had missed the interview and if you miss...they don't reschedule. I always like going in to the papers because I have so many accomplishments to talk about and because I am excited about serving my district. I go the extra mile in trying to help people.

I called Shapley to find out when my interview was to be held. "Oh, Pam," he said. "We never endorse you so we thought we would just save the time!" In other words...we'll just endorse your liberal opponent without even talking to you.

So, Shapley and Steponme are prepping for the interview like Obama and McCain were prepped for their debates.

I absolutely abhor government when it works like this to hide the truth from people.
All of these people are making over $100,000 a year and for some people...that will buy a lot of conscience.