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Re: “Best Weatherman -- Ever

A heartfelt thank-you Jim! I have followed your weather forecasts through all the storms and your career changes. I even watched you on the San Francisco channel on week-ends. You made the weather fun! Great job, thank-you. A Weather Fan! Ernie Branscomb

Posted by Ernie Branscomb on 09/25/2012 at 4:36 PM

Re: “On Not Reporting

Not only does Hank Sims have Class, he has discretion and character. A jounalist should be more than a goose that eats something and immediately squirts it out the other end with very little thought or processing. Hank was wise enough to know that the “tip’ about Sundberg was dropped on him at a time that didn’t allow for a reply, or a defense. Sundberg may very well have had a good explanations for his lapses in judgment. Also, the tip was dropped anonymously, any good journalist would, instantly, shy away from such a tip. If the “tipster” had any credibility he should have signed his/her/it’s name. If the tipster was honest, and played the game fairly, signed their name, and taken the responsibility, I’m sure it would have been printed in The Journal. I think that Hank showed excellent discretion, and even more valuable to a journalist, I think that he showed that he has character.

Posted by Ernie's Place on 07/01/2010 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Roads and Redwoods

Mitch, I hope to not be too personal, because you sound like a very nice person. But, you asked too many questions that have nothing to do with the Grove. Do I believe in Global warming? Yes, it has been happening, with a few blips and hic-ups, for the past 22,000 years. Do I believe Al Gore is a fraud? Yes, it’s been happening his whole life. They don’t relate, and not much else you’ve said really relates to the Grove either. Then you complain about the “right wing” or “left wing” media. You watch what ever you like, because they agree with you, and you with them. Life is good! But, woe-be-onto-them that simply tries to tell the truth. The article stuck to the truths about Richardson Grove, but you squirm and crunch numbers on your calculator until you find something that makes YOU happy. You blithely ignore the fact that the north coast desperately needs a legal truck route, for normal and future everyday trucking. You may not see the need today, but believe me it is a problem right now, and it will only get worse. Many people freely admit that they really don’t care what happens to truck traffic. They have the attitude that “they have theirs and they don’t want anybody else up here”. The people that want the Grove “fixed” only want a legal road. They know that it is not opening Pandora’s box. It will only be less of a problem for trucks to move in and out of Humboldt county. I hope you haven’t been too offended, but it becomes burdensome to have to be nit-frickin’-pickin’ all the time. Cristina also left out the fact that some people think the moon is made out of green cheese and the sun’s reflection off the cut redwood roots in the grove may cause that cheese to spoil. In our business, we do many things for free that we have no obligation to do. We take UPS drop-offs at no charge, we put minutes on tracfones for people at no charge. And, many other things that seems stupid from a purely economic standpoint. But, we value our customers, it keeps them coming back, so in the long run we are better off. Plus, you won’t believe this… but sometimes it just makes us feel good to do something good that you don’t have to. Try it some time. Loose the red herring that you keep dragging back and forth across the road. We’re not going to follow it! I should add that I would not advocate fixing the grove if I had any fear at all the the damage would extend beyond the proposed project itself. I also should say that I have many freinds that agree with me. P.S the only people that I know that make less than $35,000 per year are out of work loggers. I'm sure that they will tell you the grove is going to be fine.

Posted by Ernie's Place on 04/18/2010 at 8:40 PM

Re: “Roads and Redwoods

I want to thank Hank Sims, the NCJ, Cristina Bauss, Eric Kirk, Kym Kemp and others who have expressed great wisdom about Richardson Grove. The cutting of redwood roots is not a “sound-bite” issue. We would all be well advised to stop thinking of redwoods as “people”, they are very resilient products of the environment of the north coast. This is the first real truth that I have read on the Grove. I wish more people would take a healthy interest in the redwood forests. My fervent wish is that people would try to see beyond the ramblings of the “grovies”, and find the truth, such as this article represents.

Posted by Ernie's Place on 04/18/2010 at 3:29 PM

Re: “Et Tu, Grovie?

Hank Sims Thank-you for telling the story. I am in lockstep agreement with you on the grove realignment. I know you have spent a conciderable amount of time on this story. The truth needs to be told, and we depend on honest jornalist like yourself to get the real story out. There is a lot of red herrings, strawmen and other forms of leading us away from the truth. Please stick to your truth and telling it like it is.... More later. Ernie

Posted by Ernie's place on 04/16/2010 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Our Fathers

Don't you dare lecture me Hank. As everybody knows you are a good and prolific writer, in fact sometimes you put too much in print. Hank Simms quote: “...I admit that Alta California was going to fall sometime. It's just a shame that it had to fall to the worst human refuse North America had to offer at the time. My only consolation is that my uncle Jose Antonio smote their backup but good in the Battle of Dominguez Rancho ... and yet still survived to serve as one of the voices of the Californio block at the state Constitutional Convention, alongside his good buddy Stearns!” September 5, 2009 9:38 PM Hank it was your proud Alta Californians that Pierce Asbill, from Hettenshaw Valley, traded his Indian women and kids to for Spanish horses, but you probaly meant to say that. Your roots go a little to deep in the slime of California history to be riding around on any Spanish high horses!

Posted by Ernie's Place on 02/25/2010 at 8:52 PM

Re: “Away We Go

Hank Interesting, but somewhere a crime has been committed. You might have already been sucked in over your head by printing this, unless you don't know who deepthroat is. The question is; Are you ready to go to jail to protect your alphabet?

Posted by Ernie's Place on 02/23/2010 at 9:28 PM

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