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Jerry Brown in Eureka Sunday

California gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown will be at the Samoa Cookhouse Sunday morning at 9am.  All are welcome.

KHUM will broadcast the event so if you can’t make it, can’t take the crowd, or can’t hack the politicalpalooza, tune it at khum.com.

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  1. Andrew Bird
    October 30, 2010 at 4:43 am

    Thank you Heraldo for helping us get the word out.

    The Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee and the Central Labor Council are doing everything we can to make Sunday’s Rally a great experience for everybody who comes out. The Brown campaign booked the Cookhouse – they wanted a venue with local flavor.

    The way this is going to work is that there are about 150 seats in the banquet room where Jerry is going to speak. About half of those are reserved for local elected officials, candidates, guests from Del Norte County, and a few local people representing a cross section of the community. We also reserved 30 seats for volunteers who help the Democratic Central Committee with its Get Out the Vote Campaign this weekend. To get one of those seats, call the Central Committee at 445-3366 and ask how to become a “GOTV VIP” – a term the Brown campaign uses.

    The Central Committee and the Central Labor Council decided not to reserve all the seats for members. We want to make this rally more accessible to the public. So, there will be about 75 seats available for open seating available to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. We anticipate that people will get to the Cookhouse early to start lining up for these seats. Those people will be issued numbered slips based on where they are in line. When we start to seat people in the room, we will assign the open seats based on those numbers. Phillis Seawright, the Central Committee’s treasurer, will be the enforcer. Anyone trying to line cut will be dragged out by half a dozen union dudes and flogged then tossed into the Bay. We will not tolerate line-cutting. Anybody who attempts it will experience pain.

    The Cookhouse’s main dining room will serve as an overflow room. This room will accommodate another 150 people. It is right next to the banquet room where Jerry will be. It will be wired for sound and we will have at least three TVs in the room so the overflow crowd can watch and hear the action that is going right in the next room. The Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee is hosting Cookhouse biscuits and coffee in the overflow room and for people outside in the parking lot in a rally being put on by local labor. The parking lot will have speakers broadcasting Jerry’s speech as well. Thanks to Greg Gehr, Mo Hollis, Access Humboldt and KHUM for helping to make this happen. They are working extremely hard to make sure everybody who comes out Sunday morning feels like they are a part of the experience.

    The Cookhouse staff have been exceedingly cooperative with everything. They are basically letting us take over the place Sunday morning.

    Our goal is to have everyone who comes to the Rally Sunday morning feel like they are a part of the experience and excitement, even if they can’t get into the room with Jerry. I’m told by Brown campaign staff that Jerry likes to work the crowd, so he may come out into the overflow room and the parking lot to speak with people and shake hands. I’m told it depends a lot on his mood. I hope we will put him in a good mood by having a huge turnout to greet him at the Cookhouse.

    I will be checking Heraldo throughout the day today, Saturday. I will try to answer questions that are posted here.

  2. "HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE"
    October 30, 2010 at 5:45 am

    Was a special event permit required by the Coastal Commission for impacts upon the surrounding community regarding noise pollution, trash, parking, possible criminal conducts for police control, public restroom facilities (porta-potties), etc…. Just curious of equal applications of processes and laws, that’s all.

    Jeffrey Lytle
    McKinleyville – 5th District

  3. anon
    October 30, 2010 at 6:32 am

    And what about a report about the evil out of state and special interest money paying for the trip. 75 seats available to anybody. ya, right. right.

  4. Anonymous
    October 30, 2010 at 7:08 am

    Oh boy, Gov wannabe Moonbeam. California is just F*^.

  5. October 30, 2010 at 7:55 am

    The Moonbeam thing was made up by some reporter from out of state if I remember it right. Brown gets called “Krusty” these days. We met him at a convention a couple of years ago. He has great energy and the wisdom of experience. California is a great place. Go Jerry!

  6. humboldturtle
  7. Plain Jane
    October 30, 2010 at 8:13 am

    That was Mike Royko, Greg. He said Brown was attracting the moonbeam vote. He later apologized for it.

  8. Voter
    October 30, 2010 at 9:37 am

    very cool, thanks KHUM!

  9. textwrapper
    October 30, 2010 at 10:00 am

    According to Jesse McKinley of the New York Times, “The nickname was coined by Mike Royko, the famed Chicago columnist, who in 1976 said that Mr. Brown appeared to be attracting ‘the moonbeam vote,’ which in Chicago political parlance meant young, idealistic and nontraditional.”

    Royko later asked people to stop using the pejorative sobriquet, but Brown’s detractors made it stick.

  10. Normal Joe
    October 30, 2010 at 10:01 am

    I’m looking forward to this. It will be a great gathering perhaps reminiscent of Clinton’s arrival at Redwood Acres. This should be a large crowd event, I suspect.

    Will folks wake up this early on a Sunday morning to attend?

    I understand environmentalists protesting the Navy bombing will be there as early as 7am with their signs as mentioned on another site, Democrats are well organized being there in full force with their signs, of course, the usual VIP’s are invited, maybe the Tea Baggers and a few other specialty kooks will make an appearance, too? Should be a lot ‘o fun for the upcoming election… for those who aren’t sleeping in!

    I’m just a normal, regular Joe… but hope to see you there, too.

    Just in case, we’ll bring our own coffee and biscuits, maybe bringing ‘tailgate extras’ for those around us in the parking lot. We encourage you to do the same. Why not have a little Humboldt Hospitality on a cold, early morning for our neighbors and fellow compadres, too?

  11. mresquan
    October 30, 2010 at 10:03 am

    I wonder how the Central Committee will deal with the inevitable Bass campaign publicity stunt.

  12. mresquan
    October 30, 2010 at 10:06 am

    I always thought the Moonbeam moniker came as some sort of a joke due to Jerry’s projections about the future of telecommunications,or something along those lines.

  13. October 30, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear is being broadcast live on Comedy Central,C-Span, and streamed-live.

  14. Plain Jane
    October 30, 2010 at 10:33 am

    It was promotions like that that attracted the moonbeam vote, Mresquan. We need a lot of Governor, Senator, Congressman and President Moonbeams if we are to survive as a first world country.

  15. Joe
    October 30, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Whitman’s supporters will be there IN FORCES protesting/rallying in the parking lot, just as the Dem were there when Arnold came to the cookhouse. Meg has a lot of support in this town, as well as Hank and Brooks. And we don’t mind getting up early, we do it every day to go to our jobs and businesses!!!!

  16. Normal Joe
    October 30, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Well, bring coffee and donuts for everyone to enjoy around you… let’s see who puts out the better spread!

  17. Eureka resident
    October 30, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Those who are hooked on Bass must not have sat through City Council meetings and suffered through Virginia’s inane comments. I am voting for Bonnie, because I don’t think the County is ready for another pro-business development supervisor even one dressed up as “nice”.

  18. tra
    October 30, 2010 at 11:18 am

    I’m a bit surprised that Brown is taking the time to come to such a sparsely populated part of the state just a few days before election day. I would have expected him to be working the crowds in areas where the crowds — and the media market — are much larger.

    But, given that he’s somewhere in the range of 8-10 points ahead, and given that Whitman’s popularity has continued to drop even as she’s poured $160 million + into her advertising, I suppose he can afford to take a few hours and enjoy the morning in Humboldt.

  19. Andrew Bird
    October 30, 2010 at 11:23 am

    tra….Jerry loves Humboldt County, I’m told. He has been up here many times during his political career and he spoke a couple of Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee Dem of the Year Dinners some time back. So he knows us and it might have been Jerry himself who asked his campaign to get him up here.

    Joe…where are you reading that enviro protesters will be at the Cookhouse protesting the weapons training?

  20. tra
    October 30, 2010 at 11:39 am

    I wonder if there will be any pro-Prop 19 folks protesting Brown’s opposition to Prop 19?

  21. longwind
    October 30, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Jerry spoke at at least one of the old Headwaters arrest-ins on September 15th back in ’95 or ’96, when he was a protester instead of a protestee.

  22. Normal Joe
    October 30, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Mr. Bird, Thanks for helping get this together. The enviro-thing was a simple generic announcement on another seditious site, redwood curtain copwatch, that I happened to notice– you can view it there for all its worth and purpose. Glad to pass it on, but I don’t wish to give any credence to the site. I was helping put together the door hangars and precincts yesterday along with others at the HCDCC office, just so you know where I’m at.

    I still hope everyone brings coffee and donuts to share!

  23. Richard
    October 30, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    After we show our support for Jerry, supporters should come down to the Gallegos Headquarters. We’ll be here until 8:pm Sunday and all day on Monday and Tuesday, doing everything we can to assure that we will still have our civil liberties after January 1st 2011.

    That means getting Paul Gallegos re-elected, and you can sure that happens by showing up. If you don’t want to phone, walk or table, you could bring us some food, do some data entry, or play us a song.

    At 321GALLEGOS, our headquarters at 321 Third St. Eureka, we serve our volunteers the best fresh brewed coffee in Old Town, hot or iced Green Tea, three types of soda, fresh baked brownies, endless pizza, fried chicken, and raspberry chocolate cake (while it lasts) and all volunteers go home with a complementary container of Lacy’s Cookies. Plus we’ll be streaming the World Series live at the headquarters! Food, fun and participatory democracy, plus you get to piss off the teabaggers by winning another election. Not bad for a Sunday afternoon!

  24. Humboldt Politico
    October 30, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Yeah, four more years of incompetence.

  25. mresquan
    October 30, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    I hope that all of you Brown supporters who plan to show up will address Jerry’s statement that one way he may deal with the budget crisis is by eliminating the Coastal Commission.

  26. Andrew Bird
    October 30, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    I found it Joe, thanks.

  27. Anonymous
    October 30, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Richard ARE YOU CLAIMING that if Gallegso is not re-elected we will all lose our CIVIL LIBERTIES?

    Do I have that right?

  28. High Finance
    October 30, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    I don’t suppose that Heraldo will report on this budding scandal.

    “Last-minute cash pours into campaigns; local Democrat committee sends large amounts of cash out of town” More than $100,000 in just the last two weeks!

    http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_16476659

    Well Mouse/Plain Jane/Turtle/Bird/Greg/Carol/Normal/Eka Resident/Tra and others?? Anybody out there willing to say something negative about the Democrat Central Committee?

  29. Anonymous
    October 30, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    What’s the budding scandal?

  30. Greg
    October 30, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    I hate to disappoint, HiFi, but parking funds in central committee accounts is legal and one way Democrats have to compete with anonymous corporate politics.

  31. Anonymous
    October 30, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    To Hi Finance, any time someone gives money to a candidate he doesn’t support it’s a scandal.

  32. Anonymous
    October 30, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    A scandal is in the eye of the beholder.

    So what about the hit piece flyer that arrived in my mailbox today accusing Kuhnel and Glass of not advocating for the Marine Center and talking about “biased agendas”.

    Paid for by … you guessed it… Security National.

    Now THAT my friends is a scandal.

  33. "HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE"
    October 30, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Second attempt at garnering an answer from Mr. Andrew Bird,

    Was a Special Event permit attained; or, is a permit not required? Just a very, very simple question being asked in a respectful manner, that’s all.

    JL

  34. Anonymous
    October 30, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Jeff, may I suggest you write to Andrew personally or call him on the phone? To some it may appear that asking your question on a blog is not the most effective way to obtain an answer.

  35. "HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE"
    October 30, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Andrew wrote he would check in throughout the day. It is amazing that questions get answered WHEN the answerer wants to answer.

    JL

  36. Anonymous
    October 30, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Jeff, maybe he is just busy.

  37. Still thinkin my vote
    October 30, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    my response was written by a prog interloper. I refuse to put my thoughts on this blog anymore, even knowing they believe all evidence.

  38. High Finance
    October 30, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Congratulations. You are all now official members of the hypocrite club.

    Out of the area unions give $100,000 + to the local Democrat Central Committee who then funnels many tens of thousands of dollars to out of the area candidates in other localities. And you all see nothing wrong with that? Fuck legal, think about what is right or wrong for once.

    Ask yourselves, why didn’t those unions just give the money directly instead of hiding it? You’re all so busy complaining because somebody local might have given $1,000 to a local candidate for city council?

    Hypocrites.

  39. Still thinkin my vote
    October 30, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    high finance…you have no idea who you speak for. Not for me by any means. And I am not a hypocrite. Personally I think you need your head examined. I am still examining issues.

  40. High Finance
    October 30, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Go ahead, prove me wrong. Criticise the local Democrats, go ahead, I dare you.

    With all the phoney scandal nonsense Heraldo posts here, this one goes unmentioned.

  41. humboldturtle
    October 30, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Discussing the right or wrong of it is a good idea. But to win by the rules you have to play by the rules (or change them).

  42. Anonymous
    October 30, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    High Finance thinks it’s criminal for Democrats to give money to the candidates of their choosing. I’ve never seem him complain about Republicans doing it.

  43. Harold h. Greene
    October 30, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    “Fuck legal, think about what is right or wrong for once.”

    anonymous corporate campaign donations is wrong. So is the legal idea of corporation person hood.

  44. TenderFoot
    October 30, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    “High Finance says:
    October 30, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Congratulations. You are all now official members of the hypocrite club.”

    Much like ‘moonbeam’, ‘hypocrite’ is a biggish word conservatives picked up years back, and thought it sounded really mean and all smart-like.
    So they use it. All the time. Over and over.

    Anyone else notice how cons use words and phrases 30 and 40 years old? Still?

    Well, I guess its easier than actual thinking and oh, maybe some self-examination, right ‘High’?

  45. Harold h. Greene
    October 31, 2010 at 12:00 am

    moonbeam is a cutesy from Linda Ronstadt from a rolling stone magazine interview in 1978. The word was picked up by the media and used by his opponents in reference to an emergency communications satellite for California he had proposed. Brown was ahead of the curve on that one.

  46. Harold h. Greene
    October 31, 2010 at 12:02 am

    using moonbeam as a slam is actually silly.

  47. "HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE"
    October 31, 2010 at 8:14 am

    High Finance,

    Above, was that the first time you used the frack word in its full context and spelling correctness?

    JL

  48. "HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE"
    October 31, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Hey Harold,

    when all babies are born from now on, should the gub-a-mint have attached to the birth certificate in every county recorders office a document that says that each newborn is a corporate consumer person? I AGREE WITH YA AND AM BUILDING AN ARGUMENT THAT STARTS AT BIRTH.

    JL

  49. 55 retired 100% salary
    October 31, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Hooray! Lets form a confederate of union members and kill some scabs! Ruin some businesses!

  50. Plain Jane
    October 31, 2010 at 9:33 am

    “Out of the area unions give $100,000 + to the local Democrat Central Committee who then funnels many tens of thousands of dollars to out of the area candidates in other localities. And you all see nothing wrong with that? Fuck legal, think about what is right or wrong for once.”

    Either HiFi has once again demonstrated his functional illiteracy or his dishonesty.

    What the newspaper article said was the Democrats received $100,000 in late donations, not that it was all from unions and certainly not that it was from out of the area unions.

  51. anonymous
    October 31, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Tenderfoot probably NEVER uses to word ‘cool’ thats over 30 years old! HiFi you were right on…but since the Attorney General is a Dem and the next one is going to be a DEM this will be a ‘non issue’. I’ve said it before the Democratic Party is full of corruption! and I’m a registered Democrat, what other party cares more about the environment, wages/hours of workers, healthcare for everyone?

    It is slimey to use an oft-used word on this blog. Anywhere else this would be considered ‘money laundering’. Corruption is only done by the other party. We can’t see the evil we do to others and to those in our own party and that is a shame.

  52. Plain Jane
    October 31, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Can you explain what it is about a political party receiving campaign donations and dispersing them to candidates that justifies the accusation of corruption and / or money laundering, 10:20? Then you can explain why the Citizens United ruling which has allowed BILLIONS of dollars in secret donations be used in political campaigns across the country isn’t being criticized by the people smearing Democrats for receiving funding from named donors.

  53. Reality Check
    October 31, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Hi-Fi-every candidate running in our local elections are registered Dems or decline to state-so criticize that you fucking moron-I just wanted to use your own language! How’s the housing market Mark Matteoli?

  54. anonymous
    October 31, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Dear Jane,

    Remedial class for you. Money comes into local HCDCC with a note it needs to go to XYZ candidates-HiFi was asking why they didn’t send it directly? Logical question.

    The local HCDCC serves a few candidates not all registered Democratic candidates-that would be a problem for Most registered Dems.

    Just because THEY do it means WE should do it? Lousy idea.

  55. Plain Jane
    October 31, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Where did you get the information that money comes in with a note as to where it needs to go, 11:35? The HCDCC serves the candidates they democratically decide to fund which is obviously not a problem for most registered Dems who are free to donate directly if they wish, just like everyone else. That they send to money to HCDCC to allocate speaks for itself. Nothing unethical, illegal, slimey or hypocritical about it and if you think there is, maybe you need a remedial civics class.

  56. "HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE"
    October 31, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    unless rank choice voting is favored by a certain citizen (PJ), then the current gestapo “set-up” for funds would be, well, at least, not ethical, illegal(???), slimy and hypocritical for the remedial civic class “self-righteous” types too.

    JL

  57. Plain Jane
    October 31, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Jeff, favoring “rank choice voting” which we don’t have doesn’t mean a candidate is unethical, hypocritical or slimy for playing by the rules we do have. Your stance on this issue, like most of your stances, is illogical; but it’s possible your inability to clearly communicate what you mean is to blame this time.

  58. Harold h. Greene
    October 31, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    “when all babies are born from now on, should the gub-a-mint have attached to the birth certificate in every county recorders office a document that says that each newborn is a corporate consumer person?”

    kinda like a Home Depot logo tattooed on every newborn baby’s butt?

    That idea, actually, really is nothing new. I think the Nazis party back in the thirties may have proposed something like that, or something along those lines ( companies that built tanks and fighter airplanes). It certainly works for those who trade stock in those companies; in our current situation, that means most who have retirement accounts they don’t control.

    I don’t think it’s a good idea at all. But I don’t flip real estate deals for a living and call it high finance either.

  59. 55 retired 100% salary
    October 31, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Come on now, it takes a lot of money and more than half a term to overthrow the principles of our republic, undermine our constitution and socialize America. Give us some more time and we will succeed.

  60. Anonymous
    October 31, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Come on now, it takes a lot of money and more than half a term to overthrow the principles of our republic, undermine our constitution and socialize America. Give us some more time and we will succeed.

  61. "HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE"
    October 31, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    H. Green @ 12:37pm,

    Hopefully you realize I was being politically facetious in a sense about corporate personhood at birth – there is no such connection genetically imo.

    JL

  62. Harold h. Greene
    October 31, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    nothing wrong with a socialistic paradigm of govt. involvement – housing programs, labor programs, health programs (California’s Healthy Families and increase funding of community health clinics are good examples), fire and police services, road maintenance, tax programs and loans for business start ups – as long as the integrity of public involvement remains viable. I think a solid capital gains tax on investment income would be an appropriate policy to that end.

  63. "HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE"
    October 31, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    PJ,

    part of your RCV postings in the past also included correlating comments of, how will we agree to say it again, getting money outta politics or making it all taxpayer subsidized, etc….

    Surely, you would consider your “full arguments for changes in how elections are operated and managed”.

    So once again PJ, you deflect in accusation form simultaneously what you commit (just like corporate scammers are trained to do – such the invasive disease).

    Another purchase you’ll need for a new striped pair of nighties for the holidays – you apparantly attract too much leg humping.

    JL

  64. Harold h. Greene
    October 31, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    “there is no such connection genetically imo.”

    That you believe that does make me feel better. : )

    we had a babies at home with a midwife the insurance flat refused to pay for because they were born in our family bed. We have health insurance, as we did back then and it didn’t matter. Both pregnancies were monitored through regular prenatal visits. But neither the physician nor the nurse practitioner, who actually did the monitoring, were unable to help us with the insurance company.

    That insurance corporation mark of approval is god’s word even though having babies at home is safer than at a hospital. Of course, I know, as we all do, insurance companies don’t exist to provide quality health care, they exist to show awesome profit margins on a quarterly basis. Don’t be fooled, that corporation logo thing does start at birth.

  65. "HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE"
    October 31, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Yes Harold, at birth, corporations are now allowed to begin their predatorial stalkings. Then, it is commercials, video games and wasteful electronics not necessary for evolving children. So many habituary vices to brainwash into the mindsets of forming brains which many people understand are like DRY sponges very early on in life (profits = chaching, chachung). It is very sickening that profit marginizations are greatly based upon predatory practices upon the easily swayable and dupeable.

    JL

  66. Harold h. Greene
    October 31, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    The housing crisis is great example of that.

    Protect assets and maximize profits, that’s the ethic.
    Apply that to grand corporate business activities like the petroleum industry, using another example, and we get marijuana prohibition rationalized by pandering govt. officials pointing to the moral degeneracy affecting good white middle class folks ( reefer madness, the U.S,. govt.’s first attempt communicating to us why hemp is all of a sudden illegal) of black people using marijuana.

  67. Regular Joe
    October 31, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    So I went to the rally today and it was a great affair.

    A nice and peaceable get together– with no problems whatsoever. Everything went smoothly, everyone got along fine, folks meeting old and new friends throughout.

    Many convivial folks, local politicians ranging from Wesley to Bonnie to Virginia to Paul and others, the Navy anti-bombing group, Democrats and supporters with signs, and a free breakfast, were all there. No protesters, no Meg people, no kooky folks. Oh, and Jerry was there!

    There was a guy giving out fresh donuts and Starbucks coffee freely out of his own pocket to the early morning risers in the parking lot. Jerry Brown shook his hand, as he did with many others both in and outside of the Samoa Cookhouse.

    After a minor delay arriving, Mr. Brown was very personable, approachable, and considerately giving of his time for this brief Eureka whistle-stop tour, covering a wide variety of topics briefly and, of course, shaking numerous hands and speaking with others.

    Dr. Boyd, Phillis, Bob, Jean– and so many others– put on a very nice rally, breakfast, and a show of support. Well done, everyone. And to the donut guy, too!

  68. Richard "Rick" Khamsi
    November 1, 2010 at 4:51 am

    Jerry’s speech at the Samoa Cookhouse can be found at YouTube on the “RickKhamsi” channel. Or go to YouTube.com and enter Jerry Brown Eureka into the search box. Three parts. Hell of a speech and a wonderfully enthusiastic crowd of local supporters.

  69. Richard "Rick" Khamsi
    November 1, 2010 at 4:56 am

    All that talk about Brown being a loony for saying things like “Less is more” was based on his political opponents purposely distorting his meaning. “Less is more” is called “efficiency.” In World War II, it is what helped America and our allies beat back the world-wide tide of Tyranny.

  70. Reinventing The Wheel
    November 1, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Who won the war on tyranny?

    The line of argumentation above reveals why the French are in the streets and we are not.

    Bickering over $100,000, while the U.S. Chamber of Commerce receives tens of millions from Chinese “corporations” to defeat U.S. democrats illustrates how the most successful tyrannies are unnoticed.(Imagine the flood of democrats to the polls if the “liberal” press slathered the front pages with this scandal).

    Our political system is corrupted by unaccountable money that will NEVER be matched by opponents. Thus, if opponents chose to compete, they must play by the corrupted rules and become “hypocrites”.

    A win-win for tyranny.

    The claim that limiting political donations
    infringes on citizen’s free speech rights should sound very familiar to us.

    Local timber also played on our ignorance when they threatened that citizens would lose their right to freely cut trees, use a burn barrel, or dump their motor oil…if Big Timber were forced to stop clear-cutting, slash burning and dumping wood preservatives.

    Fortunately, our communities evolved and we lost those “rights” anyway, while the corporations spend wildly to slow evolution at our expense.

  71. Anonymous
    November 1, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    ‘Twas the night before elections
    And all through the town
    Tempers were flaring
    Emotions all up and down!
    I, in my bathrobe
    With a cat in my lap
    Had cut off the TV
    Tired of political crap.
    When all of a sudden
    There arose such a noise
    I peered out of my window
    Saw Obama and his boys.
    They had come for my wallet
    They wanted my pay
    To give to the others
    Who had not worked a day!
    He snatched up my money
    And quick as a wink
    Jumped back on his bandwagon
    As I gagged from the stink.
    He then rallied his henchmen
    Who were pulling his cart
    I could tell they were out
    To tear my country apart!
    ‘On Fannie, on Freddie,
    On Biden and Ayers!
    On Acorn, On Pelosi’
    He screamed at the pairs!
    They took off for his cause
    And as he flew out of sight
    I heard him laugh at the nation
    Who wouldn’t stand up and fight!
    So I leave you to think
    On this one final note-
    IF YOU DONT WANT SOCIALISM
    GET OUT AND VOTE!

  72. High Finance
    November 1, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    You’re a liar Reinventing the Spin. You have no facts, no proof. Nothing but the Democrat talking points by people who can lie better than you.

  73. Regular Joe
    November 2, 2010 at 5:59 am

    Bes ure to vote today, folks.

    There’s something else worth mentioning about the rally having been there.

    What I really liked about this event was how inclusive and egalitatarian it was towards everyone.

    All were invited, greeted warmly, and welcomed to a nice breakfast free of charge. It’s nice and refreshing to see the HCDCC welcoming everyone ‘into their tent’, so to speak; from all walks of life, rich and poor, the high-and-mighty to the common, working Joe, well, you know…’the People.’ Us. The HCDCC and Mr. Brown welcomed all, shaking hands and speaking kind words individually.

    Here’s a case in point I observed that did not go unnoticed: a protesting group showed up for their different issue at hand. Rather than becoming confrontational, adversarial, or being booted out, the HCDCC graciously allowed them to put up their signs and peaceably gather signatures for their petition, just no overt protesting or poor behavior. That was wise, smart, and very cool. Everyone got along! Now, that’s cooperation, coordination, inclusion, and the true spirit of Democracy, I thought to myself.

    Sometimes I get the impressing awareness that the ‘Other Party’ prefers to be more exclusive of who they represent and invite into their tent nowadays. They would have booted this group from their private property. And the free coffee guy welcoming others, too! Sheesh.

    The HCDCC knows how to throw a great party.

  74. High Finance
    November 2, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    That is the way politics should be Joe. Invite the other side in, feed them & have some fun.

    Politics is serious business but it is not war. We should be able to have fun also & all go out for drinks when the day is done.

  75. Reinventing The Wheel
    November 2, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    How sad, and painful, it must be when ideology forces a person to defend the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dumping millions into their 501(c)(6)from its “AmCham” foreign members, for which there is no accounting firewall according to the NY Times (Oct. 7), Hardball with Chris Mathews (Oct. 7), Countdown with Keith Oberman (Oct. 5), and Washington Monthly’s Steve Bensen.

    Only the actual dollar amount is unknown.

    Exactly how does the Chamber determine whether or not their foreign members are government-controlled??

    The answer: “Trust us” according to Chamber spokeswoman Tita Freeman.

    U.S. Chamber member VTB Bank of Russia was asked if it is controlled by the Russian government. Their response: “Unfortunately, the information you require is closed for the public”.

    The Chamber pledged to spent $75 million to defeat democratic candidates according to the Campaign Media Analysis Group; GOP-affiliates spent $24.8 million on Senate and House ads from August 1 to September 20, while democratic rivals spent $4.9 million.

    Once again, our political system is corrupted by unaccountable money that will NEVER be matched by opponents. Thus, if opponents chose to compete, they must play by the corrupted rules and become “hypocrites”.

    A win-win for tyranny, and its anti-democracy cheerleaders whining about $100,000 raised by actual Americans sent to the Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee.

    Pathetic…

  76. High Finance
    November 3, 2010 at 10:25 am

    How sad, and painful, it must be for Reinventing to be ruled by his ideology that he has to make up numbers out of the air.

    Uh, Wheel dear? Your hypocrisy is showing again. The unions poured far more tens of millions of dollars into the campaigns of Democrats around the country than the Chamber could ever dream of. Were you to be outraged at them also maybe people wouldn’t laugh at your protestations of the Chamber’s political activity.

  77. Reinventing The Wheel
    November 3, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Union members vote on where to spend their political donations.

    What is your response to the “Russian vote” via the U.S. Chamber of Commerce?

    Don’t choke on your hypocrisy while you struggle to redefine traitorous.

  78. High Finance
    November 3, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Take a chill pill Wheel.

  79. Reinventing The Wheel
    November 4, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    No response, tells me much about you.

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