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Buhne blog namesake focus of new book

Modern Humboldt County denizens may be more likely to associate the figure of Capt. Buhne with the blogger who started the new media phenomenon on the north coast.

But the real Capt. Buhne — the guy who first rode a ship into Humboldt Bay — is the subject of a new book and upcoming public event.

Marvin Shepherd, author of “The Sea Captain’s Odyssey, A Biography of H. H. Buhne, 1822-1894,” will speak and sign books starting at 1:30 today at the Humboldt County Historical Society Library.

  1. Dave Davison
    December 4, 2010 at 7:48 am

    At least “Buhne” had the courage enough to let people know who he was and not hide behind a name while slandering people.

    No matter how you look at it you are a coward.

  2. JP
    December 4, 2010 at 7:52 am

    How bold of you Dave

    Do you really care that much?

  3. Jim Baker
    December 4, 2010 at 8:02 am

    please note that this event will be at the Humboldt County library, and not at the historical society

  4. December 4, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Thanks, Jim. Correction noted.

  5. Joel Mielke
    December 4, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Let me guess; Mr. Davison generally disagrees with the posts on this blog. Identity only seems to be a problem when one disagrees with an anonymous blogger/commenter.

  6. Harold h. Greene
    December 4, 2010 at 8:17 am

    I’ll be there.

    I’m the one with the beard who drove the white ford.

  7. Harold h. Greene
    December 4, 2010 at 8:20 am

    … in the rain.

  8. Dave Davison
    December 4, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Mr. Mielke, I’ve never met you but I’ve also never said anything bad about you (incidentally I do web design as well so that should make me “disagree” with you all the more, right?).

    I’ve been in Hank Sims office chatting it up and still have never said anything negative about the guy even though I disagree with him on a number of issues.

    Kevin Hoover, Rob Arkely, Virginia Bass (as well as her husband), Larry Glass, and on and on. For crying out loud Julian Assange is in hiding right now and I adore what he’s doing. But at least all of these people use their own name (or corporation) no matter how I feel about the issue.

    And yes, there’s a reason I read this blog and it’s not because I hate “heraldo”. It’s because he/she/it almost always is the quickest to post local news. And for that I give them much credit. In a similar sense it’s the reason I not only don’t even bother to read the “Mirror”. Not only is it recycled crap but the person slaps people while hiding behind a fake name.

    As much as I read this blog and appreciate the job “heraldo” is doing, they are really no better than the “mirror” at the end of the day.

  9. JP
    December 4, 2010 at 9:22 am

    God loves you Dave

  10. Joel Mielke
    December 4, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Sorry for being presumptuous, Mr. Davison. While I feel that anonymity contributes to the nastiness on local blogs, ultimately one cannot know another’s reasons for choosing anonymity.

  11. anonymous#1
    December 4, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Anonymous postings allow free speech unimpeded by any repercussions to a poster, at his place of employment, to his/her employer, or to family & friends. The content of an opinion/facts are what matter not the identity of the person. One would only need to know someones identity if they wanted to attack that person in some way.

  12. anon1
    December 4, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    I thought this was a post of a great local book?-Dave you are no better..Please post about the book..Who cares about your opinion..pretty self absorbed and self important..To believe any one really cares. Thanks H, we need a local HERO. Someone needs to do the right thing.

  13. Not A Native
    December 4, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Using Dave’s reasoning, the 18th century colonial revolutionaries were also cowards because they used false names(and conducted a guerrilla insurgency to boot).

    Of course Dave’s use of ‘bravery’ is pure BS. He just wants opportunity to hurt those who disagree with him.

  14. Ditto
    December 4, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Blogs avoid other nastiness in political discussions. No one can interrupt or talk over others and everyone gets as many chances to make their point as they want. To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, people are more honest in their opinions when they wear a mask.

  15. Anonymous#2
    December 4, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Dave:

    For starters you are wrong about Capt. Buhne. His identity was unknown during almost his entire blogging career and shortly after he was “outed” he shut down his blog.

    And using your identity does not make your comments any more insightful or intelligent. We have Barb L. and Chris C. as cases in point.

    So while Joel M. may dispute this and has a tendency to ride to the defense of those who post drivel under their own name, when they do so they should not be surprised when anonymous calls them out on it.

    Finally I will purchase the book tonight at Eureka Books and get it signed. It will be interesting I am sure.

  16. Anonymous
    December 4, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Loved the Capt Buhne blog. Barb L seems like a nice lady. Don’t know Chris C but it’s nice to have all opinions written here.

  17. E. Percival Ne'er-do-well Esquire III
    December 4, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    That would be Chris Crawford, the man who helped name me, I assume.

  18. Anonymous
    December 4, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    I loved the Buhne Tribune and still miss it. I also value various opinions expressed here – and the interactions. I appreciate those who post under their real names – give them credit for doing so. However, I choose to post anonymously for a reason – or reasons. I don’t see a tremendous difference between doing so and choosing a pseudonym, being Heraldo, HiFi, etc. I suppose I could try to come up with a witty “handle” and may do so at some point. But, then again, I could create more than one and who would ever know? No one knows who is posting unless they have access to private information.

  19. Have To agree
    December 5, 2010 at 7:45 am

    When you post under your own name especially when you’ve given the anons ammo, you will get slammed sometimes over and over. Better to take cover where only your idea takes the hit I say.

  20. olmanriver
    December 5, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Using Dave’s reasoning, the 18th century colonial revolutionaries were also cowards because they used false names(and conducted a guerrilla insurgency to boot).
    Taking the analogy a bit further, judging by the reactions of the local Redcoats, Heraldo is clearly in the tradition of our early Patriots… in the way that he keeps shooting at the officers. How uncivilized, and anonymous, tut tut.
    Heraldo… the new Swamp Fox Marion.

  21. High Finance
    December 5, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    You have it all wrong Olman. In California the liberals have been firmly in control of all levels of the state government for the last 20 years or so. They have been in control of the state legislature for 40 years.

    The liberals are the status quo, they are the royalty.

    Heraldo is a tory. Conservatives are the revolutionaries. Conservatives are the ones who want to change things. Liberals like the way things are even though California is headed towards bankruptcy.

  22. olmanriver
    December 5, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    You swamped me with FOX.

  23. olmanriver
    December 5, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Here’s hoping the book sells well.

  24. Not A Native
    December 5, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Gee Hi Fi, you’re just repeating the big lie intended to obscure the truth.

    We’ve had a Republican Governor who’s hardly “liberal” for the last eight years and the Republicans in the Statehouse have stonewalled and blocked every substantial ‘liberal’ agenda. So the conservatives are really the ones in control, despite parlimentary majorities.

    In fact the ficsal woes of CA are mostly caused by prop 13 shifting State revenues from stable property taxes to volatile sales taxes, making realistic budgeting impossible. The boom-bust economic cycles, called ‘creative destruction’ by conservatives who benefit from them, simultaneously impoverish and diminish the California middle class. California becoming more polarized is the result of Conservatives making and winning an economic war on the rest of us.

  25. Anonymous
    December 5, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    The reason California is headed toward bankruptcy is because the conservative Republicans — like HiFi are tax wimps. Tax cowards. Happy to enjoy the results of our state taxes, but unwilling to pay them.

    Since Reagan was governor we are woefully undertaxed. The golden days of the Golden State were in the 50’s and 60’s under Earl Warren (centrist Republican), Goodwin Knight (centrist Republican) and Pat Brown (centrist Democrat) when tax rates were much higher. Then California schools ranked between 3rd and 5th in the nation, and attending UC cost less than $200/year (today’s equivalent would be $1400 – $1600/year.)

    And by the way, I am firmly middle-class earning about $90,000 a year, and I don’t grudge the taxes I pay, unlike many of the tea-bag wimps.

  26. High Finance
    December 5, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    I didn’t think you would understand the economic consequences of a huge tax hike during a tough recession.

    We have a spending problem, not a tax revenue problem. Last time I saw the numbers, when taking all tax revenues combined, California was the 12 highest taxed state in the union.

  27. Anonymous
    December 5, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    We needed the tax hike a decade or more ago. And we needed the people of this state not to vote “YES” on nearly every bond issue for the last decade. It’s the credit card mentality — don’t pay now, put it off to the future. And we can all see where that has gotten us, both as individuals and as a society. While the bonds don’t necessarily raise taxes, they have to be repaid, and it limits our other spending choices (schools, roads, law enforcement, parks, etc), just as big credit card or mortgage debt limits our individual choices. And the people of this state NEVER GET IT.

  28. LeaveYourMyopiaAtTheDoor
    December 5, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    good post, 4:58.
    “the two trillion dollar meltdown” written by a conservative republican economist as well as “sleepwalking through history” cover this issue quite well.
    if supply side economics worked, which actually started slowly with carter, we’d have none of the economic meltdowns and scandals.
    highlyfried just loves to exhibit is incredible degree of dogmatic blather.
    it’s common to modern conservatives-proof, data, facts and the like items are simply irritating inconveniences.they prefer property and priveledge over people and principles.
    and the get some perverse sense of satisfaction blaming the victims.cornered they scatter to patriotism mand then religion.most of them consider the sermon on the mount as their messiah’s low point.

    “The rich have become so unsocial that those who own property had rather throw their possesions into the sea than lend aid to the needy . . .” Isocrates 366 BC

  29. Joel Mielke
    December 5, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    “…California was the 12 highest taxed state in the union.”

    And I’d guess that shit holes like Mississippi and Alabama have low tax rates, but who’d want to live there?

  30. Pippy
    December 5, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    If we were honest we would have to agree that the logical solution involves slowing down the rate of spending AND receiving more in tax revenue. What proportion of decreased spending and increased revenue is what the debate should be focused upon. This simplistic, dogmatic, team/tribe divisive political fighting (“Spending cuts OR Tax increases) just reflects a lack of honest, critical thinking.

  31. MeGoodYouBad
    December 5, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Hey Joel 5:23. Guarantee their opinion of California is similar to your opinion of their home.

  32. Pippy
    December 5, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    In short, my thoughts are treat the country’s economy like your household economy. When in financial trouble, stop spending so much and get another job.

  33. Ditto
    December 5, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Less government spending that results in lost jobs isn’t a good idea in a recession either. The tax cuts on the rich have only resulted in a net loss of jobs, greater concentration of wealth and political power and more poverty. It’s delusional to expect that extending them will have a different result. Isn’t that a definition of insanity?

  34. mresquan
    December 5, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    “We have a spending problem, not a tax revenue problem.”

    Funny outlook coming from a guy who thinks taxpayers should foot his bill when he wants to look at a monkey or a wolverine from behind a fence.

  35. LeaveYourMyopiaAtTheDoor
    December 5, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    @6:2
    BEAUTIFUL!
    BULLSEYE.

  36. Joel Mielke
    December 5, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Sorry MeGood, but Mississippi and Alabama are demonstrably crappier than California.

  37. Not A Native
    December 5, 2010 at 7:31 pm
  38. Anonymous
    December 5, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    n o n, that IS what’s up AND they have regular working class Americans doing their bidding for them because they are uninformed!!!

    “There is no such thing as Democrat or Republican. There is the Robber class and the Robbed class—that is the great divide in this country.”-Cindy Sheehan

  39. Pippy
    December 5, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    “We have a spending problem, not a tax revenue problem.”

    We have both problems.

    We have to tighten the belt and eliminate programs that fail the cost/benefit test. We should begin to expect those who don’t pay taxes to start. Careful not to bite the hand that feeds you. When the folks that generate tax revenue and jobs are penalized for doing so decide it is no longer worth the effort, then what?

  40. MeGoodYouBad
    December 5, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Joel @ 7:30-“Sorry MeGood, but Mississippi and Alabama are demonstrably crappier than California.”

    I repeat my previous response:

    “Hey Joel 5:23. Guarantee their opinion of California is similar to your opinion of their home.”

    I’m sure you could find something redeeming about Mississippi and/or Alabama if asked to design a visitor’s guide for either state. Might be a fun pretend exercise for you, anyhow. I hear they like condescending cartoons….

  41. Anonymous
    December 5, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Pippy, watch not a native’s link, then, think before you spread more talking point propaganda.
    Respectfully,
    your taxpaying, business owning,neighbor.

  42. Joel Mielke
    December 5, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    “I’m sure you could find something redeeming about Mississippi and/or Alabama…”

    Damned with faint praise.

  43. Pippy
    December 5, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    9:33

    Me, then you makes two.

  44. December 5, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    So who’s this ‘Bhune’ guy?

  45. Anonymous
    December 6, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Did Joel Mielke at 5.23pm just call 38 states “shit holes” ?

    Son, you little provincial types should try traveling out of the area once in awhile and see what the rest of the country is like.

  46. Joel Mielke
    December 6, 2010 at 8:29 am

    I doubt that Anonymous has learned much from traveling, as he obviously learns little from reading.

  47. December 6, 2010 at 9:07 am

    I want to know how Buhne pronounced his name.

  48. longwind
    December 6, 2010 at 9:10 am

    I always heard it was ‘Booner,’ as in “Booner Tribuner.”

  49. Anonymous
    December 6, 2010 at 9:25 am

    If you mean the sea captain, and not the blogger, Booner is close. “Boon ah” is closer as you swallow the “R”.

  50. Anonymous
    December 6, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Wish we had more like Bernie Sanders in the Senate. He is a true public servant.

  51. Harold h. Greene
    December 6, 2010 at 9:55 am

    “I want to know how Buhne pronounced his name.”

    more time is spent on that than understanding that guy’s role in the forced relocation and extermination of the local population of native peoples.

    Mr. Sanders is spot on.

  52. badlands
    December 6, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Or his leading role on the committee of 15 who ejected all the Chinese from Eureka.

  53. Anonymous
    December 7, 2010 at 8:45 am

    That was 140 years ago. Get over it.

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