You all are having as much fun with this as I am. It is so great to see this on display so brilliantly and clearly. I heart Chester Albin. May he please please be selected. (But I do say that with a bit a dread as it seems dangerous - kinda like hoping that Ted Cruz would get the Republican nomination, but then the Democratic candidate has a "Monkey Business" yacht moment or something).
As an aside - how great is politics. I just remembered that. The boat was literally named "Monkey Business". Amazing.
And Chet Albin. Amazing. And that's the first I heard of his new home. Much love and home-warming thoughts for Chet too. OMG the mazes these rascals have to run through to play at democracy. You just have to sit back and really appreciate these moments.
All the while remembering that it is important to make sure the electorate understands the dark aspect of this too, all joking aside. Because ultimately these types of games are about running roughshod over the democratic process - and it really does need to stop. How? For one by good reporting like was done today - THANK YOU JOEL and NCJ!
Agreed, thank you Judy and Sylvia. I will note that having spoken with many leaders of the Humboldt progressive left - there is a certain despondency about removing Supervisor Bass in Supervisorial District #4. Also most people seem to think Supervisor Sundberg is vulnerable in District #5, the only two Board of Supervisor spots open in 2014. I will also work hard for anyone that runs as a Democrat that believes that the "Planning" in "Planning Department" means "Planning" not only "Service".
Sylvia, you should post your work on those campaign contributions. I'd love to help you tabulate and post them if you like. (My aka is democratic Jon and I met you briefly at the ArkleyFest a few weeks back where you spoke very eloquently against Arkley's assumptions about homelessness.)
BTW here* is some more excellent work done by HSU student and BOS intern Robin Praszker. I simply added some HumCo election data and came up with the dollar amount per vote. Supervisor Bohn's campaign had a war chest of $42 per vote, Mark's $13 per vote. I think the will to hand proper governmental (and therefore our collective) responsibilities over to the private sector costs a lot of money to sell. Because literally that is what they are doing they are selling the argument that private industry knows best how to plan for our future.
I like the name of the Marysville paper. Appeal-Democrat! Awesome.
^What he said ^ (arrows point to Ryan Burns' article). Oh, and thank you for providing that pdf file.
Marcy - I agree with you. I think the LoCO is getting closer to the formula of a viable local media outlet because of the frequent interesting and informative comments. Granted you have to learn to deal with the garbage, but if you scroll past it, there are often thoughtful comments for every 2 or 3 garbage comments and often they will add information to the news item. I just commented on this subject under the new Union weekly news item before I read your article. I hope the comment zone does evolve, I don't necessarily like the Facebook or LinkedIn example because my personal preference is to steer clear of those sites. Maybe there are other options. I do find Disqus to be more effective than the basic comment areas in Wordpress or Blogger though.
North Coast Journal staff- I really appreciate your paper's editorial point of view and defend it as much as I can and want you to be around for a long time. (especially on the General Principles Judy - Huzzah to you!) I do want to say that the LoCO and possibly not the MRU, if they learn from the LoCO and the Press's format, are much more user-friendly to commenters and thus much more fun. I hope you can somehow take some measures to get more of a online commenting community. I think it will help you to remain strong going forward.
However, please keep those links to old issues as you are doing at the bottom of the home screen. As a Gen-X er I like to be online, but I also like having access to the content as presented in the paper itself. ie I read the .pdf e-version of the T-S.
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