For your sake, lets hope they are successful. For a paper to survive, it needs a thriving business community. I am always amazed to see papers cheering on the job killers, and dissing those who create and provide jobs, incomes, and yes, ad dollars.
You can paraphrase Kennedy - "Ask not...." You ought to be asking, "What can we do to help?"
Let's be very clear what Ms. DeLapp really is. She is the representative of a predatory litigious org. They make their money by filing lawsuits, and that's it. Every once in a while they have to actually go to court, but usually they make their money by being obstructionists, filing predatory lawsuits and raking in the 'go away' settlement money. All in the name of the environment. "Grassroots" con men.
If they are successful in preventing making the road safer, the next person who dies as a result of their obstructionism should sue them for every penny they've ever made.
In fact, Colleen Hedrick pointed out the problems with these slate mailers in a letter to the editor in May 2010. her comment read in part: Recent mailings of misleading fliers to Republican voters is something of a puzzler. Three local candidates paid to present themselves on advertising that claimed to be an advisory to Republicans on who and what to support. Many of the recipients believed these false tracts offered information sent by local Republican organizations (Humboldt County Republican Central Committee and the Humboldt Republican Women Federated.) These voters were for the most part dumbfounded as to why their organizations would be advocating for Democrats: Bonnie Neely, Paul Gallegos and Patrick Cleary.
Those running for office too often overreach in strange ways. But if it's so great to be a Democrat, and so worthwhile to vote for a Democratic candidate, why oh why would you present yourself as a Republican?...
Sometime around January 2011, The Sacramento Bee reported that the FPPC strengthened the rules for slate mailers. Just fyi.
Candidates DO use them because they are cheap and reach a ton of people, and they often don't realize how deceptive it is going to appear when it comes out. (It is a favorite tool of Salzman, however, who snaps them up because they are a bargain, HE does know.)
And, btw - where's the piece on Susan Adams and her TWO Salzmans?
Another anonymous smear site - with the dude coming clean, what, yesterday? And bragging about the reason he did it anonymously - to get MORE media attention for his "research" attacking her opponent...
Do you have a link?
Paul Gallegos has done this EVERY SINGLE TIME he has been up for any kind of election. He even went so far as to call himself a 'professor' last time - and you? Yawned. No. Snored.
The response has always been, what's the big deal? Why all the sudden indignation? Where the hell have you been all this time?
And there you have a perfect example of Salzman at work (4:22) - half-assed assertions that don't stand up to any investigation, but designed to inflame passions.
It's high time you were called on your BS - and Mr. Hight, who either knows what you are up to or is ignorant of it, does himself no favors by writing a piece like that above. (Which was pretty sad, anyway, I thought he had more skill than that juvenile attempt. Look what Salzman reduces you to.)
Besides, Mr. Hight (& co.) finds Salzman is a very useful individual.
Therefore, how dare you.
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