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Gallegos on ganja

John Matthews interviewed District Attorney Paul Gallegos on KSLG recently about the future of marijuana, why he supports Prop. 19 but won’t endorse it, and whether demand will rise if it’s legalized. Paul says no.

  1. Anonymous
    September 17, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Kym posted a good analyst of prop 19 by a lawyer. Which lawyer should I believe?

    I heard Bonnie lost a public employee union endorsement.

  2. GANGA MONSTER
    September 17, 2010 at 9:01 am

    GIMME A WHOLE GANG OF GANGA PLEEZ.

  3. Anonymous
    September 17, 2010 at 9:11 am

    8:55, I heard the same thing. It sounds really bad for Bonnie. I can’t imagine how it would feel to be a public official, get the coveted endorsement from the public employees who work for you and then have them realize how utterly slimy you are with sleezy unaccurate attack ads and finally the actually rip the endorsement away mid election. WOW.

  4. eurekite
    September 17, 2010 at 9:16 am

    LOL. The “coveted endorsement of a public employee union?” This basically means ten people got a better bribe offer from Bass. Who gives a shit.

  5. September 17, 2010 at 9:20 am

    I’ll buy that ! Wish I were there to vote! Soon one day it will come true!

  6. Anonymous
    September 17, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Sorry you have so little respect for public employees.

    For the rest of us it is a big deal. AFSME actually is a huge local union with thousands of members who are made up of the very county employees who work for Bonnie. At least 50 or 60 showed up to vote.

    If you can’t get your own employees to support you why should anyone else?

  7. GANGA MONSTER
    September 17, 2010 at 9:26 am

    9:23, maybe the employees suck.

  8. Anonymous
    September 17, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Bet Bonnie’s raising hell around the office today. This even happened with all her Coastal Commission friends in town too. How embarressing.

  9. Angel
    September 17, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Gallegos doesn’t come off sounding too good in this interview. I’ll probably vote for him, but I won’t endorse him.

  10. Julie Timmons
    September 17, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Clarification to 9:23’s post. AFSCME is a huge union nationwide, SOME of whose local members work for the county. Others work for the State or other entities. I would be curious to know how many work for the County because I was under the impression there were several hundred,which means a very small percentage showed up. Did they make any other endorsements?

  11. Anonymous
    September 17, 2010 at 10:24 am

    It was a large turnout for a local meeting. Along with Neely’s endorsement being rescinded Bass received the most votes in favor of endorsement.

    I believe there are thousands of local members. I’m not sure but it may be the largest local union. Certainly it is important and telling that public employees slammed the door on Neely and pulled the endorsement. Unheard of.

  12. Anonymous
    September 17, 2010 at 10:31 am

    City and County Government is now the Largest employer in Humboldt County. You can just bet no city of Eureka employees are voting for Bonnie Neely! Try and find two county employees that think she still needs a job…

  13. Anonymous
    September 17, 2010 at 10:34 am

    It IS unheard of. It hasn’t happened any time that I know of in the past.

    Why did they do it?

  14. Anonymous
    September 17, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Heraldo its time for a Survey Monkey why dont you post a poll on who we’re voting for?

  15. Anonymous
    September 17, 2010 at 10:52 am

    “LOL. The “coveted endorsement of a public employee union?” This basically means ten people got a better bribe offer from Bass. Who gives a shit.”

    What an idiotic statement!

  16. Anon
    September 17, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Undoubtedly this will unleash a string of negative and misleading ads from the Neely camp bashing and vilifying public employees. After all isn’t it the workers fault that the counties budget is such a disaster and there are no jobs? At least thats the usual Neely line, blame others for your mistakes.

  17. Stoner
    September 17, 2010 at 11:23 am

    What a horrible interview.

  18. Anonymous
    September 17, 2010 at 11:25 am

    How come the media is silent on this loss of Boonie’s?

  19. Plain Jane
    September 17, 2010 at 11:38 am

    While it seems odd that union members would side with the anti-union faction that bashes them as greedy and unproductive parasites of tax dollars, maybe that mentality is why union membership is declining.

  20. Reality Check
    September 17, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Looks like Matthew Owen is at it again. Although I was not at the meeting, my understanding is that Virginia was laughed out of the room for not being able to answer how she would help support the unions-her answer was similar to how she answers everything-oh, I’ll listen to both sides with an open-heart. Guess what you jackass, you can’t support unions and support corporations-so which is going to be? Are you supporting the man that is supporting you-Rob Arkley, or are you supporting the working class by supporting labor unions? The only time that Rob Arkley speaks of the working class is when he thanks God that he’s not a part of them-same thing for Virginia Bass. This is turning into a joke of political theatre, and the illegal meeting held after all agenda items were addressed is illegal anyway! Good luck Matthew Owen, your days of wrangling these elections are numbered!

  21. A-Nony-Mouse
    September 17, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Did they endorse Virginia instead? You didn’t say. They may have been hedging their bets after the primary in case VB got elected. They wouldn’t want any vendettas from the Prom Queen. That doesn’t mean many won’t vote for Bonnie.

    Virginia sat on the city council as a voting member for 6 years as the city set itself up for a fall. She did NOTHING, offered NO creative ideas, and generally rubber stamped staff directions. The one chance she had to break a tie last January, she actually voted to CUT police and fire budgets. Now there’s the kind of thinking we need (note SARCASM).

    How many of those Union members are city employees who realize they might be in trouble if the city is audited for water dept fund use? Hmmm?

    Which was it 9:23? 50 or 60? Remember that 74.3% of all statistics are made up anyway. A vote by 40-50 members of a 200 member union represents less than 25% If almost half voted for Bonnie, that ‘endorsement action’ represented around 13% of the total. Pretty thin, don’t you think?

  22. Anonymous
    September 17, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Hi Jane,

    Bass is a Democrat, with a huge union guy as one of her inner party in Rich Marks. She is hardly anti union.

    My vote would be going to Bonnie, as I have other issues with Virginia, but I know her personally and she has never been anti union, nor has she hever bashed them as greedy unproductive parasites of tax dollars.

    Thankfully, I live in Jimmy Smith’s district, and as far as I am concerned, fifty years in office for him would not be enough; he is a great representative, and very responsive.

  23. A-Nony-Mouse
    September 17, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Sorry Paul. This thread went sideways!

  24. Anonymous
    September 17, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Hi RC,

    Well your version of events certainly doesn’t jibe with what was said upthread. If VB was “laughed out of the room”, I can’t imagine that she got the endorsement.

    Was there anyone here that was at the meeting and can shed some light on what actually happened?

  25. Anonymous
    September 17, 2010 at 11:59 am

    As with all union endorsements for political office, there is a procedure in the bylaws of the organization to cover how it is done.

    If this is a switch based on a procedure that violates the rules of the union in regard to endorsements, it is an invalid endorsement.

  26. Anonymous
    September 17, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    So far, we have no way to know what is happening except for the information and speculation above. Is Heraldo going to do an in-depth interview of union leaders and members to see what is happening and how it happened? If not Heraldo, who?

  27. Anonymous
    September 17, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    My comments are not appearing here. I’m also getting strange HTML instructions at the bottom of the Reply box. I wonder why.

  28. Anonymous
    September 17, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Oh, I see. Too many incoming messages all at once, bottling up the intake tubes.

  29. Reality Check
    September 17, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Well, Virginia did not receive the endorsement. Bottom Line. The meeting was stacked with Matthew Owen plants, and VB still did not receive the endorsement.
    On another note-Anyone that believes Virginia is a Democrat needs to check their understanding of what values a Democrat stands for. Changing your party affiliation does not change your values. Ask Virginia where she stands on the pro-choice/pro-life debate. This should clear up her status as a Democrat.

  30. Plain Jane
    September 17, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    If Bass was really pro-union she wouldn’t have the support of Arkley and the rest of the Ingomar gang. If Richard Marks was a huge union guy he wouldn’t have hitched his wagon to Arkley. He’s just looking for a political stepladder, pure self interest.

  31. Anon
    September 17, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    AFSCME doesn’t take a vote of the general membership for political endorsements. Under the bylaws, the executive board has the authority to make those decision, without a vote.

  32. Anonymous
    September 17, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Bottom line, is Bass got the most votes, and Bonnie’s ship has sunk. Too many mean people on it anyways. Good riddance.

  33. Not A Native
    September 17, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    FWIW isn’t the common spelling ganja?

    To me, ganga looks like a slurred description of local ole’ boys: A ganga reactionaries.

  34. Goldie
    September 17, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Mean people on Bonnie’s ship…hahahaha. You silly pretend Democrat.
    Bonnie’s ship is coming in strong. Every bully post you make creates more votes for her. Every tricky sneaky little lie you post just shows more people what Virginia is about and what the people behind her are really up to.

  35. Reality Check
    September 17, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Looks like Anonymous is getting nervous! No lie that you tell is sticking! Bonnie’s boat might be a bit more buoyant than you would have hoped! Mean people-let’s look at V’s supporters-that nasty husband Matthew Owen, Richard Marks, Rob Arkley, Randy Gans-talk about some nasty individuals! Keep your nasty train movin’-it only helps define your politics!

  36. September 17, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Ganja with a “j” is da bomb!

  37. Anonymous
    September 17, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Richard Marks came out of a union that is very different from most unions. Don’t make the mistake of thinking he represents anybody beside himself and maybe some members of his own union.

    Richard Marks’s union keeps apart from other unions. That’s undertandable. His union represented the workers whose pulp mills filled our lungs with sulfur dioxide. The smell of money, they called it. They felt they had more in common with their employers than with other workers here who valued our health more than their money.

    I can’t help but ask myself if his pro-Arkley, pro-Bass politics are motivated by the smell of money.

  38. humboldturtle
    September 17, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    1. Not money, 1:30 – Destiny.
    2. So that’s what Gallegos on ganja sounds like.
    3. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.
    4. So now AFSCME has NO voice in the election.
    5. Stay sane. Vote for Bonnie.

  39. humboldturtle
    September 17, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    btw

    When Bonnie was first elected the guy she beat was the president of the local chapter of…AFSCME. Electing him (Bass now, I guess) would be like putting the fox in charge of the chicken house.

  40. Anonymous
    September 17, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    I don’t think so, humboldturtle!

    I am pretty sure the election you are referring to was the second time Bonnie ran for Supervisor. Why don’t you call her and ask. I’m sure she remembers those thrilling days of yesteryear even more clearly than you or I do!

  41. humboldturtle
    September 17, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Clue: he was Democrat of the Year in 1991.

  42. Goldie
    September 17, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    You are so right. Bonnie’s years of experience and the knowledge she has from them is a great asset to our county. That is why she has my vote.
    Virginia had a thought once but who knows what happened to it?

  43. Anonymous
    September 17, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Good thing I’ll be here to cancel your vote Goldie.

  44. Anonymous
    September 17, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    I am one of the Intelligent Anonymouses and we will be voting for Bonnie again this year.

  45. Anonymous
    September 17, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    HumTurt: Were his initials BP?

  46. humboldturtle
    September 17, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Brian Parker. You got it.

  47. Anon
    September 17, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    “When Bonnie was first elected the guy she beat was the president of the local chapter of…AFSCME. Electing him (Bass now, I guess) would be like putting the fox in charge of the chicken house.”

    Oh God, you guys are great! What a fantastic spin. Now Bonnie doesn’t want union support or endorsements cause then she would be seen as what…a union supporter? Maybe she should reject the few other union endorsements she has received so far….before they take them away that is.

  48. Anonymous
    September 17, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    With all of these posts about pot and your hippy manor, Larry Glass, I never imagined you to admit publicly about smoking pot

  49. Plain Jane
    September 17, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Huh, 5:00?

  50. Angel
    September 17, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Am I the only one here who listened to the interview?

    Gallegos supports legalization but he doesn’t support Proposition 19. Why not? Well, he just doesn’t. But why? (long pause) He just doesn’t. It’s his “right” not to.

    But why? Why not? (long pause) He just doesn’t, that’s why.

  51. September 17, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    “With all of these posts about pot and your hippy manor,… I never imagined you to admit publicly about smoking pot”

    What are you smoking , you pathetic cretin?

  52. Bolithio
    September 17, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Why not support 19?

    Its because true advocates for legalization are behind the rumored prop for next year, authored in part by jack herrera. Apparently this mythical piece of legislation looks allot more like true legalization, will actually lead to the release of prisoners, and wont support the monopoly/corporate pot dispensary bit that this one will perpetuate.

    Or so ive been told…

  53. Bolithio
    September 17, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Actually I couldn’t find anything thing about this online – but Ive heard of it from several people so not sure what up.

  54. The Monitor
    September 17, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Anon 5pm. What in the world does Larry Glass have to do with anything on this string? I know he has voted for a pot ordinance for medical marijuana on city council. That has very little to do with prop 19. Many cities have such an ordinance, not just in Calif.

  55. Anon
    September 17, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Thanks for the link to the Matthews interview. I strongly recomend that anyone considering casting their vote for Gallegos at least try to listen to the entire interview. Paul states several time that he personally does not smoke pot, fair enough, but then what’s his excuse for the interview if he wasn’t stoned?

  56. Anonymous
    September 17, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Is Bonnie on suicide watch?

  57. Anonymous
    September 17, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    The AFSCME local is a big part of the problem with local government. It is interested in salary levels. It has zero interest in improving the functioning of government, or in exposing the way in which county government is (un)managed. It is more or less “owned” by the county government. Last I checked, the president was a big fat slob and he reigned primarily because most people aren’t interested in the union. Last I checked, the union is actually run by its staff member. Maybe he had a run-in with Bonnie?

  58. Anonymous
    September 17, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Maybe they thought getting rid of Bonnie would help government?

  59. Bonnie's ship has sunk
    September 17, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Come on spin factory, make this a positive thing for Bonnie.

  60. Cookie
    September 17, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    I listened to the interview and heard no mention of the 4th District election. Why are all these comments in this thread? You are spinning yourselves silly.

    Bon-Bon, you are looking wonderful, so win this one, too, okay? Hugs!

    Paul, you sounded just fine. John was trying to put words in your mouth. Decrimalize marijuana to stop people from getting killed. That makes perfect sense.

    Damn, there is alot of misinformation out there!

  61. Goldie
    September 17, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    My friend, let’s wait and see what really went down at the union meeting. Spin may be important in Bully World but in the real world the character and the qualities of those seeking election is what is considered. All the spin in the world can not make Ms. Bass come close to looking like she knows what is going on. Simple questions throw her into answers that wind in circles and go nowhere. This is a concern to many.

  62. Cookie
    September 17, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Okay, Goldie, I will wait.

  63. Bonnie's ship has sunk
    September 17, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Why wait? If it was good for Bonnie, it would of had it’s own post by now.

  64. Goldie
    September 17, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Logic fail.

  65. Anonymous
    September 17, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Bonnie Fail

  66. dwayne montane
    September 17, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    I’ll venture to guess that he does not endorse the prop to get the Southern Humboldt vote. Of course he does it with painful twisted logic.

  67. Reality Check
    September 17, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Bass campaign is feeling desperate! Let’s keep Virginia talking-the more she does the less voters have confidence in her! I bet she reads all the newspapers and can see Alaska from her porch!

  68. Anonymous
    September 17, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    I have listened to stupid! But tis is?????? Have you listened to it? Whoa.

  69. Anonymous
    September 17, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Barack Obama: “I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go?”

    Al Gore: “During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet.”

    Congressman Hank Johnson on Guam: “My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize,”

    Nancy Pelosi on the economy: “every month that we do not have an economic recovery package 500 million Americans lose their jobs.”

    Bill Clinton on ordinary Americans: “African Americans watch the same news at night that ordinary Americans do.”

    Barack Obama on a tornado that killed twelve people: “In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died – an entire town destroyed”

    Joe Biden on the economy: “The number one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S.”

    Ted Rall: “Over time, however, the endless war in Iraq began to play a role in natural selection. Only idiots signed up; only idiots died. Back home, the average I.Q. soared.”

    Michael Moore on terrorism: “There is no terrorist threat. Yes, there have been horrific acts of terrorism and, yes, there will be acts of terrorism again. But that doesn’t mean that there’s some kind of massive terrorist threat.”

    Marion Barry, former mayor of Washington, DC: “If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very very low crime rate.”

    California Senator Barbara Boxer: “Those who survived the San Francisco earthquake said, ‘Thank God, I’m still alive.’ But, of course, those who died, their lives will never be the same again.”

    Senator Chris Dodd, while on the campaign trail: “Eight more days and I can start telling the truth again” Sen. Chris Dodd, on the campaign trail.

    Jerry Brown, former governor of California, and current candidate for the same position: “The conventional viewpoint says we need a jobs program and we need to cut welfare. Just the opposite! We need more welfare and fewer jobs.”

    Al Gore on zoology: “A zebra does not change its spots.”

    Congressman John Dingell on freedom: “The harsh fact of the matter is when you’re passing legislation that will cover 300 million American people in different ways, it takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation together to control the people.”

    John Kerry on health care: “I’m going to be honest with you — I don’t know a lot about Cuba’s healthcare system. Is it a government-run system?”

    Nancy Pelosi on legislation: “But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”

    Joe Biden to Missouri State Senator Chuck Graham, who is wheelchair bound: “stand up … Chuck, stand up, Chuck, let ’em see you!”

    50 Dumb Liberal quotes.

    Since you like to quote conservatives so much.

  70. Goldie
    September 17, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    “I’m not sure about that. I really haven’t looked into it” Virginia Bass.

  71. Anonymous
    September 17, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Sounds better than Paul’s interview above.

  72. Angel
    September 17, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    I had been planning to vote for Gallegos, but his strange, defensive performance on the above interview troubles me. He doesn’t endorse Prop. 19. He just doesn’t. It’s his right not to. -pause- He just doesn’t endorse it, but he wants legalization. He doesn’t have a good reason. -pause-

  73. Anonymous
    September 18, 2010 at 1:08 am

    Barack Obama on a tornado that killed twelve people: “In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died – an entire town destroyed”

    Yes, I heard him say it on the news. But only once. An Obama spokesperson said Obama had made the mistake because he was tired. From then on, I heard the mainstream media say nothing about the “ten thousand” who died in Obama’s mind.

    At any rate, the MSM wanted Obama for President and they got Obama for President. If that meant they had to conceal his unsure grasp of reality from the voting public, they were only too happy to do it.

  74. Anom
    September 18, 2010 at 5:14 am

    If pot is legal what will the law say about driving under the influence? Our roads are dangerous as it is how many more people will die because of a pot smoking driver?
    When we go shopping how many more people will be so stoned that we cannot get the service we expect?
    Then we have the welfare system that already supports a lot of the dopers. I don’t like to think of how many more people will just forget about work tune in and drop out.

  75. Anonymous
    September 18, 2010 at 7:16 am

    Who gives a shit.

    Eurekite, first, all members of a union can vote on endorsements, unlike political party endorsements. Second, union endorsements translate into tens to hundreds of people staffing phone lines and walking door-to-door on a candidate’s behalf. It’s a big deal.

  76. Walt
    September 18, 2010 at 8:26 am

    So if most of the people opposing Prop 19 are conservatives, how come they don’t see defending us from the weed with roots in hell as more “nanny state” action?

  77. Plain Jane
    September 18, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Apparently that’s in their nanny’s job description, Walt. Consistency is not a strong point on the right.

  78. Outsider
    September 18, 2010 at 8:59 am

    “If pot is legal what will the law say about driving under the influence? Our roads are dangerous as it is how many more people will die because of a pot smoking driver?”

    It is no different than alcohol. Booze is legal, but driving under the influence is not. I presume most employers would feel the same way. You can’t show up for work drunk, or stoned.

  79. Anonymous
    September 18, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Does a breathilizer test pick up marijuana? Or do you have to take a blood or urine test?

  80. Plain Jane
    September 18, 2010 at 9:04 am

    And the same is true for prescription drugs. Driving under the influence of drugs which cause mental impairment is illegal, PERIOD.

  81. Plain Jane
    September 18, 2010 at 9:12 am

    If there was impairment demonstrated in a field sobriety test, a urine test would reveal the drug involved.

  82. longwind
    September 18, 2010 at 9:45 am

    In fact Jane, since piss tests detect marijuana up to two weeks after it’s used, there’s no reliable method for determining pot ‘impairment’ but officer judgment. That’s what goes to court.

    So this broadening of police discretion to the farthest reaches of profiling will become more and more controversial, as normal people get caught in dragnets of trained bad judgment. The drug war is still getting stupider under the happy headlines.

  83. Anonymous
    September 18, 2010 at 9:50 am

    PJ gets slammed again.

  84. Anonymous
    September 18, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Bonnie and crew must be on a drinking binge this weekend, this place is dead.

  85. Plain Jane
    September 18, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Don’t urine tests measure the quantity in urine, not just positive / negative, Longwind? It’s obvious that the subjective judgment of law enforcement can’t be allowed to determine legal impairment.

    GFYS leg humper, 9:50.

  86. longwind
    September 18, 2010 at 10:55 am

    It’s not a time-sensitive test, Jane, and the quantities aren’t presented as determinative of anything.

    This is why there’s such a big industry in ‘Whizzinators’ that the pee-in-a-jar class must use to impersonate good little pissers. You can lay off pot for a week and still get fired for a Saturday-night joint.

    I have a friend who was booked overnight in the Eureka jail because the cop said she was ‘too articulate.’ That was all the evidence he needed, though to be fair she was freed at 5:30 in the morning. No hard feelings, you can be sure.

  87. Plain Jane
    September 18, 2010 at 11:10 am

    So it sounds like unless a person is so stoned they can’t pass a field sobriety test, they will skate on pot related DUI, Longwind, at least until they have a test that can quantify impairment.

  88. longwind
    September 18, 2010 at 11:18 am

    I’m sorry, I wasn’t clear. There is no field sobriety test for stoners. They can touch their noses as easily as their lips.

    Just imagine the field protocols for determining that someone is ‘too articulate.’

  89. Plain Jane
    September 18, 2010 at 11:37 am

    That’s bizarre, Longwind; unless by “too articulate” he meant jabbering like an out of control speed freak and used the wrong word. Once pot is legal, will employers still be able to fire for positive tests without being able to prove when it was ingested or whether they are impaired?

  90. Big Al
    September 18, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    he sounded like a lawyer who wasn’t going to let anybody put words in his mouth.

  91. Not A Native
    September 18, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    “Drunk in public” is a crime that police routinely arrest for. No blood tests are needed, just officer judgement. I don’t know how many arrestees get charged and convicted but I also don’t hear massive complaints of police abuse.

    And doesn’t prop 19 restrict pot use in public and other situations, by smoking or other means of intoxication?

  92. Reality Check
    September 18, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Hey Virginia, do you support the Arkley Doctrine?
    Which newspapers do you read, let me guess, all of them!
    Virginia Bass-Palin in 2012!

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  94. September 18, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Maybe if you just chill, relax and start living in the moment the people who “serve” you will start to enjoy you more. Win-win.

    have a peaceful day,
    Bill

    Anom says:
    September 18, 2010 at 5:14 am

    “When we go shopping how many more people will be so stoned that we cannot get the service we expect?”

  95. Anonymous
    September 18, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    So, what do all you folks think about this rain?

  96. Reality Check
    September 18, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I find it relaxing, almost calming-great day for a book and pajamas!

  97. Thomas Paine Jr.
    September 18, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    I am pretty sure that anyone in Law Enforcment can not come out in favor of legalazation by law. Check it out its a strange but true fact.

  98. No Really!
    September 18, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    This blog was conveniently lost in the Neely/Bass contest. But…so, ultimately, Gallegos said what? I listened several times to be fair, but all I came up with was D’OH….per Simpson articulation. Why is it so hard to just state a personal fact/opinion/belief without everyone having to scratch their head to figure out what he said? Can’t the man articulate his thoughts? Judas Priest, he is our DA and is required to be articulate without the ah’s and uh’s. He should be able to speak his mind without the element of time to figure things out?..he should be instantaneous with his responses! Is he dependent on someone other than himself to relate to the public what the DA philosophy is? Is he waiting for advice from his backers to determine what he says in public? He is suppose to be the leader of the office, but I have a morbid feeling that he is a puppet to others who hold the strings….big MJ growers? Backer or not, this interview was an embarrassment to Humbodlt County. Isn’t there a way for the man to be straight forward and articulate? The man is supposed to be gifted as he is our DA after all….sigh.

  99. the reasonable anonymous
    September 18, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    “…he is our DA and is required to be articulate without the ah’s and uh’s. He should be able to speak his mind without the element of time to figure things out…”

    Apparently “No Really!” is unfamiliar with court proceedings, where preparation, not off-the-cuff remarks are the norm, and where ah’s and uh’s are quite commonly heard. Sure, as a politician, the DA would be better off if he was more articulate and came off better in a public interview, but as far as the actual work of the DA’s office goes, this is a pretty superficial criticism, as it is not particularly relevant to the work of prosecuting criminals and seeing that justice is done.

  100. No Really!
    September 18, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Considering that this is regarding about how voters should view the stance of the DA on an important issue and now how one should view the hem and haw about legal reasoning…how would you like to make your stance on his nebulous and unintelligable comments? Is it stoopid to ask our DA forthright questions and expect forthright answers, or to expect nebulous answers that we all have to hope answer the expectations of those of us who do not wish to have MARIJUANA made legal. If MJ is made legal, most people feel that MJ is the kiss of death for Humboldt County. So most people need to know, in writing, of Paul’s vision for Humboldt County.

  101. Anonymous
    September 18, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Knowing Mr. Gallegos to be a nice and good person I overlook the inarticulate speak, but honestly, being prepared for an interview and having a good grasp of important issues and being able to speak about them is a good quality for a public official.

  102. the reasonable anonymous
    September 18, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    He was clear that he does want cannabis to be legalized, even though he hasn’t endorsed this particular vehicle for legalization, Prop 19.

    He was completely unclear on why he opposes Prop 19, and I think it’s fair to criticize him for that, but at the same time it’s not a very important criticism in that the DA is not there to make the laws, the DA is there to enforce the laws passed by the legislature and the people.

    By the way, what’s Jackson’s position on legalization? Is she siding with the big commercial illegal growers who want it to remain illegal so their profits will stay inflated?

  103. Anonymous
    September 18, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    I finally listened to this interview and I have to agree with at least one person who posted that our DA certainly sounded under the influence of something! I don’t disagree with what *I think* his position is – difficult to discern from this interview.
    My problem is with the fact that he was evasive, inarticulate and completely unprepared. Embarrassing. I will most likely vote for him – but pretty much for lack of a better choice. He needs to get it together – especially on this topic.

  104. Anonymous
    September 18, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    So, is there anything about Jackson that makes her less fit for the office of D. A. than Gallegos? If there is, I haven’t heard it yet.

  105. Mr. Nice
    September 19, 2010 at 12:42 am

    Next year these cops will be so fucking bored.

  106. blackcoffee
    September 19, 2010 at 6:15 am

    Could someone post the KYM analysis of Prop 19 mentioned in the first post?

  107. Anonymous
    September 19, 2010 at 6:59 am

    The radio speaker also was not articulate. “Swallowed” his words. Mish-mashed the word “Gallegos”.

  108. Hun
    September 19, 2010 at 7:44 am

    Shoot the messenger

  109. Anonymous
    September 19, 2010 at 7:49 am

    I would like to hear what Jackson has to say. Paul was not impressive but really I am not sure he ever is. The PALCO suit feel apart due to sloppy work. We have more coming up than just 19. We have a city hall that has gone rouge. There is a possibility of criminal charges being filed due to the misuse of funds. The 6-7 million dollars in sewer funds that can not be traced without falling into a haze of smoke and mirrors needs to be investigated.

  110. Tumbleweed
    September 19, 2010 at 7:58 am

    What is the unemployment rate for lawyers?

  111. Anonymous
    September 19, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Does anybody besides Mr Nice know what mr NIce is talking about?

  112. humboldturtle
    September 19, 2010 at 10:55 am

    City Hall has gone rouge? Oh my.

  113. Anonymous
    September 19, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    True, 6:59, the interviewer sounded sloppy too, though in his speech rather than in conveying his thoughts. Still, both were pretty bad for people whose jobs entail being able to articulate clearly.

  114. September 19, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Black Coffee,

    It wasn’t my analysis. But I do have a lawyer’s up on my blog. http://kymk.wordpress.com/2010/09/11/what-a-lawyer-says-about-prop-19/ It mainly looks at things from a user/grower’s perspective.

  115. Anonymous
    September 19, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Don’t you guys know? Larry Glass is definitely the author of this blog. His lackeys at The Paykeeper event told me so and the stuff Larry told me is totally convincing of that. Click on this post’s link to go to his Twitter.

  116. bill
    September 19, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    I just listened to the interview.Holy shit this man is our D.A.scary.

  117. Anonymous
    September 19, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    I meant to say I was told that he was the author of this blog at last Arts Alive at their event

  118. Plain Jane
    September 19, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Is Savage Henry still offering a reward? Go get it, if you can. hehehe!

  119. Mr. Nice
    September 19, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    “Drunk in public” is a crime that police routinely arrest for. No blood tests are needed, just officer judgement. I don’t know how many arrestees get charged and convicted but I also don’t hear massive complaints of police abuse.

    Naw dude they do disorderly conduct. People get dragged away for that whether they are drunk, tripping, starting verbal fights, running amok in the street, lacking evidence for but looking hella high on drugs or otherwise doing some disorderly shit. George W. Bush got arrested for this when he was 20.

    Real drunk in public is California Penal Code 647(f) and rarely do people get charged with that as then the cops have to prove intoxication as opposed just proving some fucker fell down on the curb and looked fucked up so the cop took him in. Either or, bullshit administrative costs exceed any fine so folks get r.o.r. the same or next day. Typically the elevated charge is 457 because dude gets drunk and breaks some shit.

    The same type of thing how dope dealers get charged with violating HSC 11350 instead of 11351 or 11352 like they were busted doing. In court it is easy as shit to prove 11350 when you got exhibit A: bags of drugs. To prove anything else you gotta have testimony and witnesses.

    Cool if you ever need more info on how petty crimes and bullshit court appearances work and all that I know someone who isn’t me that told me all about what it is like.

  120. mresquan
    September 19, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    “Larry Glass is definitely the author of this blog.”

    No effing way!!!I mean I thought it was true when that came up what,2 years ago now?But wow,it is true.Thanks Larry,keep up the good work.

  121. Mr. Nice
    September 19, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    My bad that is 467

  122. Plain Jane
    September 19, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    No, David Cobb is definitely the author, or Andrew Byrd or Bonnie Neely. Has anyone outed Bill Pierson for it lately?

  123. Mr. Nice
    September 19, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    They are all ez n00bs not provoking Humboldt County since 2006.

  124. Anonymous
    September 19, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Larry has told me so many personal things over the years that he’s literally screaming that he’s the author of it. Notice how many postings about him are on here?

  125. Plain Jane
    September 19, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Using that reasoning, Bonnie Neely is the author of the Mirror. HAHAHA!

  126. Plain Jane
    September 19, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    And Rose is REALLY Paul Gallegos!

  127. mresquan
    September 19, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    I think that Richard Salzman is Rose,because over the years he literally screams that he’s the author of what is put on that blog.

  128. blackcoffee
    September 20, 2010 at 5:14 am

    Thanks Kym!

  129. Bob
    September 22, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Was he stoned when he did this show? The guy can’t even talk….

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