BTW, Hank Sims, I meant to say "thank you" in my earlier post, but neglected to. I appreciate your explanation, especially as, until confronted with the "Piersons is the epitome, Home Depot is the spawn of the Devil" argument, I never gave them a heck of a lot of thought.
I have actually shopped at Piersons...although I wasn't too impressed with the guy who told me to use a wire bristle brush on the legs of the antique I was stripping. But hey, one employee out of many.
ZEEK, along with those plans you refuse to share with me, you need to find some followers. Remember, still waiting to see your ZEEK FOR CITY COUNCIL signs. Perhaps then you will get your park--and all Eureka's ills will be cured.
http://www.piersoncompany.com/about.html - So Greg Pierson and Bill do not have ANY business dealings together?
Pico does not equal Pierson's Hardware? I.E. Pierson's is its own little tiny hardware company and has nothing to do with PICO?
http://www.piersoncompany.com/available_spaces.html --The Piersons who run the Hardware store have completely and totally divested themselves of any and all of these business dealings, and have no financial interest in any of them whatsoever?
If that is the case, then Pierson's, as a tiny hardware store with NO interest or dealings with PICO whatsoever, might have a legitimate gripe about Home Depot. But then, they would have it with Sears, Ace, HD and Lowe's in Eureka and/or Crescent City, etc. as well.
Progress = change. Change, according to Obama and his cronies = good.
Yet why is Eureka so anti-change?
Change is inevitable. Ask anyone who was here when the Eureka Mall first went in.
Bill may not equal Greg, but at the same time, it is rather intriguing to see the political connections, isn't it? Does make you wonder.
Also, to go back, that is but a small piece of the pie. And strictly for fun (like I said, it took 2 minutes to find and about five to write up).
But the rest of it--the big business connections, the fact that the Arkleys are held up to ridicule yet their philanthropy was used by the Piersons for their own ends, and the fact that all the anti-HD crowd likes to hold up the Piersons as the antithesis of big business, when they in fact are of the same mindset--well, that all still holds true.
These people want to hold up Home Depot as the Big Ugly Guy who cares naught for the average Eurekan. But ask Maurice Nelson how he feels about Piersons and their support of the average Eurekan when it came time to ask to rezone.
Again--if Piersons want to have big ambitions, then BRAVO. They should! That's what this country is all about. You don't think that if they had the chance to go National, like Home Depot is, or Restoration Hardware did, they wouldn't leap at it, even if it means ditching Eureka--just like Restoration Hardware did?
But to hold them up as the epitome of small town little business, Mom-and-Pop when their aspirations and goals and practices are way different is quite hypocritical.
By the way... Eureka Natural Foods has awesome grass-fed local Humboldt County ground beef for about $2 a pound. I hate to say it because it's one of the best kept secrets in town. Shhh. Good stuff.
And hey--no CAFOs involved! No big business! No corporations! Friendly staff! Local business! Yay!
That ought to appeal to you. Hope you support them by shopping there instead of the Big Corporation WinCo...
You do, right?
LOL! God I love you so much. Smoke some medicine...lol!!!!
You crack me up! This is the best free entertainment I have had in months!
Move someplace else...and leave Eureka to the likes of you? God it'd be a wasteland in no time flat!
But I do wonder, why you just won't answer any of my questions? Pick one! Any one! Include of course:
You are SO good at dodging. Blows my mind! Obama has met his match, he needs to hire you! LOL!
Can't answer a question? Attack!
Lost your point? Insult!
Can't offer proof? Tell them to move away!
BTW I don't smoke, never have--but I bet we both know what you smoke! ;)
By the way, I did some Googling while I was waiting for your pithy reply. Here's what I got:
Googled: "Home Depot statistics"
Googled: "Home Depot Destroyed"
Googled: "Home Depot Small Town 2010"
Support for CNU (http://www.cnu.org), huh? Oh it sounds awful. Truly awful.
Enduring neighborhoods, shared spaces, anti-sprawl, reclamation of blighted areas, green design... oh yeah, but Home Depot is supporting it? Wow. That's really a bitch.
God I hope they don't spend millions doing that HERE. You know, kinda like the Arkleys did with the waterfront (did you ever spend any time down there? I did--remember Globe Imports? One of my faves!).
Oh but I did find one thing I thought you'd like to see. Look at the comments here. It's always interesting to get another community's view of ours:
I love how they say bring it on!
By the way, haven't you ever wondered why Eureka City buses (how I miss the ETS!) advertise for REDDING water parks? It's like the town is telling us to go away! Sorta like you did!
Wait...do you even live in Eureka? Or do you actually live in Arcata??
Where do YOU shop? Eureka Natural Foods? Co-Op? Do you remember where the Co-Op used to be? Remember where it was before that? Do you remember the layout of their first store? I sure do. I used to go there on my lunch break for Hansens Natural Cola, which you can't get anymore.
Don't tell me you know Eureka better than me.
Still waiting for your proof, because when I tried to find something that said Home Depot devastated a local economy, I couldn't find anything--other than a few anti-big-business OpEd pieces.
Before you blow--remember: PICO is big business. As are Sears, Starbucks, Michaels, CVS (that one is a top 100 big business according to Forbes) and on and on.
Let's run 'em all out of town and see what we have left!
Let the riots begin! I'm ready with my silly string! Woo hoo!
Oh I got so excited I forgot ot make my point!
I have shopped at Home Depot (though I prefer the others) and gee...the employees seem to be genuinely happy they have a job there too!
Guess that would be the case in a county where unemployment is...what was it, 16%?
lol. Next time I'll re-read before I fire it off, and make sure I make the point where I intended instead of getting sidetracked.
Love you! Your turn! Remember--links, please!
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Mar 23, 2017
vol XXVIII issue 12
Young & Hungry
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