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Sisters to play ball in Arcata Friday

[From the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.]

Dear Friends and Friends of Friends:

Have you heard that the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will be descending upon Arcata from all over the WestCoast for Bat N’ Rouge Friday, September 10 beginning “almost” promptly at 6:30pm at the Arcata Ball Park all to raise money for the Arcata Ridge Trail Project.

What’s Bat N’ Rouge???? Well it’s SUPER wacky DRAG softball game played by local Notables and Politicos, a show of PPQs (Pom Pom Queens), an auction, and the first time ever ‘PARADE OF POLITICIANS” — (politico wanna be’s running against each other in the November election)! Check out the roster at Arcata Eye. In addition to softball, we will have the Roller Derby-Peace Patrol and the Good Relations -“Ladies of the Evening” roaming the stands with their super special “Bat N’ Rouge” themed treats!!!!! Come hungry and enjoy food from Big Pete’s & Humboldt Hot Dogs and wash it all down with a refreshing beverage from Lost Coast Brewery!

To avoid long lines YOU need to buy your $10 tickets early; at Good Relations in Eureka, The Works (Eureka and Arcata), Arcata Exchange, or Arcata Mainstreet.

Batter Up and we’ll see you at the Arcata Ball Park on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 6:30pm!

[More information at eurekasisters.org.]

  1. Horse Rider
    September 10, 2010 at 7:21 am

    Well does a player use a “woody” bat or an aluminum one? HA!

  2. Ball Player
    September 10, 2010 at 7:25 am

    I’ll be there! This sounds like something fun to do.

  3. Anonymous
    September 10, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Everything that comes to mind is a bad double entendre!

  4. NumNuts
    September 10, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Mayonnaise & Viagra will be sold at a discount underneath the bleachers.
    Let the games begin!

  5. Tired of bigots
    September 10, 2010 at 10:24 am

    I find it out that the sisters don’t mock Muslims.

    Is this some sort of double standard? Oh that’s right, anti-Christian bigotry is okay.

    All sorts of local politicians are happy to participate in some good-ol-fashioned anti-Christian and anti-Catholic bigotry, but would immediately decry the same in regards to Judaism or Islam.

    How about a fundraiser where men dress up as Mohammad in drag, eat pork, etc.

  6. Christian
    September 10, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Tired: Trust me, I’m no drag queen, but you do realize that the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgance have raised more than $1 million for different charities since they started up.

    The group isn’t anti-Catholic nor anti-Chrisitan and anyone who thinks that they are doesn’t realize that those who belong to that group walk more in the steps of Jesus Christ than many who regularly attend traditional churches every Sunday.

    How much money have the Tea Baggers raised for charity? I missed that figure; care to enlighten us?

    Let the games begin!

  7. TiredAssBigot
    September 10, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Yeah, I love the trotting out of the “you won’t make fun of Muslims” canard asswipe christians pull from their collective tight asses when Americans, dominated politically and socially by the simple-minded superstitions of people who believe a Jewish man who died thousands of years ago will one day come back and swoop us all into a non-existent heaven, when thinking people push back against the silliness that is all of christianity.

    The reason dipshit christians get mocked, ridiculed and insulted is because of their unstinting attempts to force free-thinking, rational human beings to abide by their ridiculous dogma. They use the political process, the social contract and all the modern tools available to attempt to pervert even further the interaction between human beings for no reason other than their childish beliefs.

    When our Congress is dominated by superstitious Muslims we’ll turn on them. When our social discourse is perverted and polluted by a non-stop stream of religious bullshit based on the Koran we’ll mock Islam. Until then, whiny-ass titty baby christians, particularly those who remain a part of the child-rapist protection society, have a coke and a smile and shut the fuck up.

  8. Anon
    September 10, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    somebody needs a hug

  9. September 10, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    and a stiff drink.

  10. TiredAssBigot
    September 10, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    What? A brother can’t even get a sammich?

  11. Oscar
    September 10, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Buy a hot dog tonight?

  12. Plain Jane
    September 10, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    TiredAssBigot deserves a hot dog AND a beer for that righteous rant.

  13. Anonymous
    September 10, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    These dragsters are all over the hill. The youngest one is probably in his (her) 50s. What a drag!

  14. Anonymous
    September 10, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Bad enough they have to call themselves “queers” – a label my generation fought so hard to make socially unacceptable – they have to hold a celebration on September 11, a day of national mourning.

    Who can be happy on the anniversary of the date on which those NYC office workers had to jump from tall buildings to certain death because they could not bear to be burned alive.

  15. Plain Jane
    September 10, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Did you intentionally misread the date so you could express your disapproval without appearing homophobic, 6:30?

  16. Anonymous
    September 10, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    No, Plain Jane. The Queer Celebration is indeed scheduled to occur on September 11, a national day of mourning. The Sisters, however, as you correctly point out, are doing their baseball thing tonight, September 10.

    Now, are you calling me homophobic? That’s like the kitchen sink calling the kettle black.

  17. Anonymous
    September 10, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Let me rephrase that. “Now, are you calling me homophobic? What a foolish notion!”

  18. Anonymous
    September 10, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Day of national mourning? Uhh, no. It’s Patriot Day, the day we burn a copy of the Patriot Act and proudly hang a copy of the Bill of Rights on our front door.

    If you’re going to try claiming 9-11 is a day of mourning, then I’m sure you observed a day mourning on August 29th for the 1,836 people who died amid the complete mismanagement of emergency services during Hurricane Katrina. That national disaster was worse by far because the danger was known well in advance and was largely avoidable. Far fewer people would have died if our leaders had cared.

  19. Mitch
    September 10, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Anonymous 7:04,

    HSU is having a “welcoming concert” on the 11th, to “celebrate the new school year”.

    The North Town Block Party will take place on the 11th.

    The BLM is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Kings Range on the 11th.

    But most shameful of all? The Morris Graves Museum will be having “Middle Eastern art” and belly dancing on the 11th. Clearly a terrorist embed.

  20. Anonymous
    September 10, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Meanwhile, local people who want to honor the innocent thousands of Americans who died on 9-11-2001 can do so by traveling to Fortuna.

  21. Anonymous
    September 10, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Give me a break… claim whatever you want, 09-11-01 does not define a nation. We are much more diverse than that.

  22. Anonymous
    September 10, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    On what day and where do you honor the innocent thousands of Americans who died in multiple massacres around Humboldt County and all around the nation?

  23. Debi Farber
    September 10, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    You people are missing the point. Bat N’Rouge was a collaborative effort between many groups of people who for a night, put aside their differences to have a little fun.

    We wanted to bring a new event the Humboldt, an event filled with laughs and an event that brought people from all sides of the political spectrum together to raise money for the Arcata Ridge Trail Project. Nichols, Gans, Chapman, Gallagos, Chino, Tellez and many other business people. Giving time and energy for a great cause.

    Thanks Humboldt Herald for helping to spread the word on things that are happening in Humboldt!

  24. mresquan
    September 11, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Jan.20th,the day George Bush Jr. took office,subsequently leading to the massacre he helped to propogate the following November by failing to act upon repeated warnings both from those tied to Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden himself,and instead made preparations to invade Iraq and Afghanistan based on the notions that they would be tied to the attacks that he and his closest allies in his administration let be carried out.

  25. Anonymous
    September 11, 2010 at 9:48 am

    “Let today never, ever be a national holiday. Let it not be a celebration,” said Karen Carroll, who lost her brother, firefighter Thomas Kuveikis. “It’s a day to be somber; it’s a day to reflect on all those thousands of people that died for us in the United States.”

  26. Plain Jane
    September 11, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Don’t mean to be insensitive, but saying that the people who died on 9/11 “died for us” doesn’t make any more sense than saying people who die in car wrecks or murder “died for us.”

  27. Anonymous
    September 11, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Oh, Judgmental Jane! You relish the opportunity to be insensitive to the pain and suffering of others!

    I can’t respect you. Not like I respect the poster above who correctly pointed to the suffering of the victims of Katrina and the poster who correctly pointed to the manipulation of the American public by the Bush Administration to start a war against Iraq, a nation that had nothing to do with the attack of 9-11-2001.

    On 9-11-2001, the firefighters ran INTO those burning buildings to save the lives of people whose bodies were burned and broken. Many of those firefighters died when the buildings collapsed on top of them as they were working to save the lives of those people.

    In that sense, they certainly DID die for us.

    Unless you don’t have any compassion for or sense of kinship with the people who were plunged into that living hell in the high-rises that day.

    Which is what I think is really at the heart of your post. Your lack of compassion for the people who died in that attack on America nine years ago today. They died for the crime of being Americans. It could have been me. It could have been you. It could have been any of us.

    You make an effort to devalue the terror of their final minutes, devaluing their lives in the process, but it devalues you instead.

  28. Anonymous
    September 11, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Similar conversation from Topix (please forgive me, Heraldo!)

    5 min ago Blue laker wrote:
    I have often noticed that the gay community is always ready to have their parades and events on the days that have already been designated for other aspirations. Perhaps if the gay community wants to be really accepted they could find their own days, words and phrases to explain their lifestyle. Gay use to mean happy, not sexually different. The rainbow was a sign for hope, and Sept 11th should be meant to mourn for those lost on that sad, powerful day.

    Reply by Josh:
    The Gay Community is not a single, like-minded group of people. It is comprised of many different people with many different ideas. I think your problem with the word Gay and with the Rainbow symbol are just a symbol of your bitterness toward Gay people. I think it’s pretty clear that what you really want from Gay people is for us to disappear. Let me be the first to tell you, that ain’t ever going to happen!

    On the other hand, I personally agree that September 11 is a bad day to hold any kind of happy celebration.

    But as I said, the Gay Community is not a single, like-minded group of people. It is comprised of many different people with many different ideas.

    So I guess I’ll have to get over it. I’m Gay and Proud, by the way.

    I suggest you try to get over it too. Whatever your sexual orientation may be.

  29. Plain Jane
    September 11, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Yes, 12:19. There were emergency responders who did die for “us,” and many more who risked their lives to save others. But there weren’t “all those thousands who died for us,” obviously meaning everyone who died in the terrorist attacks of 9/11. That is false no matter how much you respect people who exaggerate to play on emotions. Claiming victims of a terrorist attack “died for us” demeans the sacrifice of those who actually did.

  30. Anonymous
    September 11, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Then talk to the sister who spoke at the memorial, Jane. She is the one who used that phrase “died for us.” I merely repeated her words here.

    In the meantime, you can’t or won’t find one word of sympathy for the thousands who died then.

  31. Mitch
    September 11, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Anonymous 2:25,

    If you have a personal loss associated with 9/11/2001, you have my sympathy and, I’m sure, that of everyone reading this.

    Anonymous 12:19,

    I can’t understand how you have concluded that PJ wishes to devalue the lives of the heroic firefighters, police officers, EMTs and citizens of New York who risked their lives to save others on 9/11/2001.


    For more than thirty years, the gay communities in many cities have celebrated a “pride day”. The date has varied from city to city and year to year, but it has generally been a temperate weekend in late summer or early fall. It is incorrect to think that gay pride celebrations are scheduled in connection with much beyond the weather.

    Gay people were killed in the World Trade Center on 9/11. Gay people have served in the military responding against Bin Laden’s forces and as part of Bush Jr.’s illegal war in Iraq. There were gay police, firefighters, and EMTs who responded in New York and DC. The guy who organized passengers on the flight that was crashed by its passengers — the “let’s roll” guy — was gay.

    It is pointless to try to divide Americans along sexual orientation lines in connection with a terrorist attack; it would make much more sense to divide Americans based on those who support terrorism against medical clinics for religious reasons and those who don’t.

  32. Plain Jane
    September 11, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    2:25, You posted the quote to support your opinion that no one should ever celebrate anything on 9/11. I merely pointed out that the statement was false. It demeans the sacrifice of firemen, policemen and soldiers, as well as good samaritans, who give their lives every day to save others and it doesn’t matter if only one died or a thousand, each is an individual sacrifice that isn’t multiplied because of how many others died on that same day. They are all heroes and none is greater because they died on 9/11 rather than 8/11 or any other day.

  33. Anonymous
    September 12, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    The post:

    “Let today never, ever be a national holiday. Let it not be a celebration,” said Karen Carroll, who lost her brother, firefighter Thomas Kuveikis. “It’s a day to be somber; it’s a day to reflect on all those thousands of people that died for us in the United States.”

    Plain Jane disagrees with Karen Carroll and me.

    So, Jane, are the Americans who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 worth remembering and honoring? Some Americans are still honoring their sacrifice all these years later. Do you remember and honor their sacrifice? Do you believe they “died for us”?

    What about the sailors who were trapped in their ships before they could move to their battle stations. Do you believe they “died for us”?

    In one case, we had Americans trapped in burning ships at Pearl Harbor during a sneak attack against America by a foreign power.

    In the other case, Americans (and citizens of many other nations) at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 were killed as they were trapped in those burning buildings, as the result of a sneak attack by a then-unknown enemy.

    The men and women at Pearl Harbor “died for us” and the people who died in those burning, collapsing buildings in New York City “died for us.”

    I watched the many fine programs about 9-11 on the History Channel and relived the horror of those days. Do you remember? Americans did not know, when it first started, whether we might be attacked in other cities around the country. Americans and people from all over the world rallied in sympathy to the victims of that terrible act of war.

    Nine years later, an anonymous poster named Plain Jane makes a fetish of raking the sister of a fallen fireman over the coals for that sister’s belief that all the fallen dead of 9-11 “died for us.”

  34. Plain Jane
    September 12, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    You obviously suffer from circular logic disorder, 1:33. Maybe caused by all that hay you’ve piled up in an attempt to make a straw man. Even that failed.

  35. Anonymous
    September 12, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    I’ve often read other commenters claims that part of your particular pathology, Jane, is the obsessive drive always to have the last word.

    That is your cue to engage in one of your other favorite pastimes, devolving into personal insult.

    Good Day!

  36. Ronner
    September 13, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    I agree with Debi Farber. This was an event to bring people together and have some fun in Humboldt County. What’s wrong with that?

  37. September 14, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Wish I was there! You all enjoy !

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