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Larry Glass more popular than the Brady Bunch

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The North Coast Journal rolled out its annual Best of Humboldt issue today.  Pick up a copy to see the winners, near-winners and losers. (Digital copies hit the internetz sometime tonight or tomorrow).

Humboldt County Supervisor Jimmy Smith won the “Best Elected Official” category, with Congressman Mike Thompson and Supervisor Mark Lovelace coming in a close second and third.

But the big revelation is that ousted City Councilman Larry Glass made the list — and he “managed to earn more votes that the city’s three new councilmembers combined,” sayeth the Journal.

Glass got 2% of the vote, (as did Supervisor Virginia Bass). Eureka City Council members Mike Newman and Marian Brady each nabbed .03%.

It is hard to believe there are people (or perhaps just a single person) out there who really believe either one of those fools is the “Best Elected Official” in Humboldt County.  There’s a mighty big rock somewhere in Eureka, and the space beneath it appears to be occupied.

In the “Best Blog” category, the Humboldt Herald came in at #2 (quit yer snickering), second only to Hank Sims’ new gig, the Lost Coast Outpost. The Journal said it was a “bittersweet honor to bestow.” This time last year, Sims was the captain of the SS NCJ.

“Despite Rob Arkley’s claims to the contrary, Hank is a journalist,” writes the Journal’s Andrew Goff.

  1. September 21, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    LOL – I must be in that other group – LOL

  2. High Finance
    September 21, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Only a fool thinks that poll represents the people as a whole or especially the people of Eureka.

    It represents the NCJ’s readers, a very small & mostly liberal group.

  3. Goldie
    September 21, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    LOL…….. always the small majority, those who matter not, those who must be ignored for their tiny voices mean nothing tend to disagree with HF.

  4. Anonymous
    September 21, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    How many times did Hank vote for himself?

  5. Anonymous
    September 21, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Hi Fi said, “. . .the NCJ’s readers, a very small & mostly liberal group.”

    If so, why would they choose solidly middle-of-the-road Jimmy Smith as the best elected official? Methinks HiFi characterizes things too often to suit his own narrow prejudices.

  6. Anonymous
    September 21, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Best free advertisement disguised as a contest:
    #1 NCJ Best Of Issue!
    Runner up: TS Best Of Issue

  7. Anonymous
    September 21, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    So popular, that Larry.

    The zingers you create using your narrow view point crack me up. NCJ is a prog tool not a legit. news source. Duh.

    Did they poll the same hand full of people Linda handpicked for her petition about the former police chief?

  8. Ed
    September 21, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    If the people polled gave Bass the same percentage, why should they be considered only a very small and mostly liberal group HiFi? I guess only a fool would believe that.

  9. Autonomous
    September 21, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    OTHER for President!!!!!!

  10. Anonymous
    September 21, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Things are back to the pre Glass days on the West Side. We once again have gang graffiti galore. We call the police to get the illegal dumping cleaned up and are ignored. There are more bums and other low lives than ever walking the streets of Old Town scaring tourists and locals away. No one on the council or sups has ever done so much for the betterment the city as Larry along with Chief Nielsin. We are going back to the bad times.

  11. jr
    September 21, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Larry deserves the honor bestowed upon based on his contributions to the City of Eureka and, before that, the Northcoast Environmental Center.

  12. Anonymous
    September 21, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I see Glass also beat out Frank.

  13. George Gallup
    September 21, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Hey, 2% is 2%. Well within the margin of error.

  14. Anonymous
    September 21, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    That’s right, Larry could have actually scored higher too.

  15. Anonymous
    September 21, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    didn’t arkley win the most popular politician? funny heraldo didn’t lead the headline with “arkley wins!”

  16. Anonymous
    September 21, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Arkley dissed Smith with some ugly Emails, how does he come out a winner?

  17. Anonymous
    September 21, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    NCJ=Earth First Gazzett, not even read in most of Hum Co

  18. Anonymous
    September 21, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    yeah because you have to be able to, you know, read.

  19. George Gallup
    September 21, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Alright, lets get the basic facts. The poll is fun, but not statistically relevant. All we can say is that it is representative of those who can read, are motivated enough to vote for NCJ stuff, can figure out how to do so online or via uspostal, and have any opinion whatsoever. That omits NFL player Jerome Simpson. Altogether, Glass getting 2% is a huge upset. That sitting Eureka councilmembers can’t even break the 1% mark is stunning. My dog Spot can generally get over 1% in any poll for anything.

  20. Anonymous
    September 21, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Hey smartypants, who’s to say Jerome Simpson didn’t vote for the OG Kush?

  21. George Gallup
    September 21, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    No, he voted for my dog Spot.

  22. Ha haaaaaaaaaa!
    September 21, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    I had to LOL when I read the sub-award listing for “Most Motivated
    Answer” under “Best Marijuana Strain”:

    “I’m not in junior high and I’ve got shit to do.”

  23. Anonymous
    September 21, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    More popular than Garr ??

  24. September 21, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    As a solid conservative, I agree that Glass was an asset to the City.
    But having a frowny face takes it’s toll.

  25. SmokeMonster
    September 21, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Some of you act surprised a NFL player smokes and sells pot.. Newsflash its rampant in sports..the NBA only tests rookies for pot.its in their collective bargaining agreement.

  26. JG
    September 22, 2011 at 1:15 am

    Larry who?

  27. 06em
    September 22, 2011 at 6:34 am

    The two most popular pols in the poll are both conservative Dems (Smith and Thompson) so I would guess this is a fairly accurate sampling of public opinion – especially in Eureka. Once again, HiFi’s laughingly predictable response reveals his ideological blinders.

  28. High Finance
    September 22, 2011 at 10:02 am

    “Thompson is conservative” LOL !!

    Any poll that has Larry Glass as popular in Eureka is deeply flawed.

  29. Anonymous
    September 22, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    This poll is about as relavent as the kins question of the day, and just A’s valid , which is to say not at all. Jane’s fingers must be sore from her multiple vote, and nan, Arcata doesn’t count.

  30. Anonymous
    September 22, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    NCJ had a journalist once and it wasn’t Hank. It’s some fun and means nothing county wide . It does make a good fire starter.

  31. Plain Jane
    September 22, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I didn’t vote at all. It was a paper ballot, not online, and I don’t do paper news.

    HiFi, Thompson is a blue dog Democrat, a conservative. Just because he doesn’t vote with the far right fringe Tea Party, who are radical not conservative, doesn’t make him a liberal.

  32. Anonymous
    September 22, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    PJ you bee a crazy . Thompson is no more a blue dog than you. Much like youi however he wrongly attacks the tea party. Who are from all political stripes.

  33. September 22, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Was so online.

  34. Plain Jane
    September 22, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    My mistake, Ryan. But I still didn’t vote.

    Mike Thompson IS a blue dog Democrat, 9:49.


  35. High Finance
    September 22, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    PJ, your last post tells us a lot more about you than about Thompson.

    Next time try getting some facts and check out his ranking with the liberal ADA and the conservative ACU. Then get back to me.

  36. The Big Picture
    September 23, 2011 at 12:56 am


    From a dimwit who never cites a credible source, then disappears amid overwhelming evidence that conflicts with her made-up crap?

    Hi-Troll is too busy weaving tireless sophistry to admit a mistake.

    “Lower taxes create growth and jobs”

    “WWII created America’s middle class”

    “There were more tax deductions in the 1950’s”

    “Eureka Chamber of Commerce financial records are public”

    The “citizens of Eureka and Fortuna are conservative”….(because a voting minority say so)….

    and on and on and on….

    A buffoonery emboldened by equals running this county and its cities like a private club for generations….

  37. Plain Jane
    September 23, 2011 at 5:14 am

    Now HiFi wants to restrict politicians’ labels to those chosen by others, but loves to tout “this is a conservative country” because people choose “conservative” as a self-label after decades of
    “liberal” used as a rude epithet. However, most people are actually quite liberal as shown by the policies they support. With a high percentage of people favoring Social Security, Medicare, public education, progressive taxation (including higher taxes on the rich) public health, highways and welfare programs for the needy, most people are liberal. Mike Thompson is a conservative blue dog, not a rabid Tea Party radical.

  38. 06em
    September 23, 2011 at 6:20 am

    I can never decide if it’s his/her own ignorance or a feeble attempt to keep fellow local cons squirming around in the dark that prompts HiFi to comment.

    From Thompson’s own house.gov webpage:

    “He is also a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, which is composed of moderate Democrats committed to bipartisan problem solving.”

    From wikipedia:

    “The Blue Dog Coalition, commonly known as the Blue Dogs, is a group of United States Congressional Representatives from the Democratic Party who identify themselves as moderates.

    It was formed in 1995 during the 104th Congress to give more conservative members from the Democratic party a unified voice after the Democrats’ loss of Congress in the U.S. Congressional election of 1994. Blue Dog Coalition membership for the 112th Congress is 26 seats, down from 54 seats in the 111th Congress.”

    Being factually wrong may not matter in the warped fantasy land of modern republicanism, HiFi, but here in reality you’re just flat out wrong — and the more you deny it, the sadder you look.

  39. Plain Jane
    September 23, 2011 at 6:37 am

    From Time Magazine, “The 1840s had the Know-Nothings, the 1980s had the Boll Weevils, and now there are the Blue Dogs, a group of 52 fiscally conservative Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives whose staunch resistance to the White House’s health-care legislation efforts might delay a vote well past President Obama’s August deadline.”

    Read more: http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1913057,00.html#ixzz1YmaHJ1ex

  40. High Finance
    September 23, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Oh goodie, 06em says Thompson is “moderate” and why ? Because Thompson says he is. For God’s sake 06 try thinking for yourself for once in your life.

    Big Picture likes to lie a lot. You know Big, putting quotation marks around something means you are claiming those are direct quotes of mine. Many of those weren’t. So the question is, are you lying on purpose or are you just lazy & ignorant ?

    PJ, those were two very different groups that I referred to, one liberal and one conservative. And they both agree that Thompson is liberal. Not a bomb throwing liberal like yourself and those that post here, but a liberal nonetheless.

    PJ, you are stuck in the 1950’s. No longer is it considered “liberal” to support Social Security, medicare, highways & public education. That is about the dumbest thing, the most prejudical crap I have heard you say yet.

    Then your foolishness shines through again when in the very next sentence you say Thompson is conservative ! Are you saying that Thompson opposes all those things ?

    Just because you guys are liberals doesn’t mean you are allowed to put your brains on ice and stop thinking.

  41. Plain Jane
    September 23, 2011 at 7:57 am

    I’m just pointing out your hypocrisy, HiFi. The definitions of liberal and conservative don’t change just because you re-draw the line down the middle of the right hand lane. Blue Dogs are FISCAL conservatives, not SOCIAL conservatives. In today’s GOP, conservatives like Eisenhower and even Reagan would be considered liberals by those on the rabid right like yourself, but that doesn’t mean they were.

  42. High Finance
    September 23, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Show me evidence of Thompson’s “fISCAL” conservatism PJ, I just don’t see it.

  43. Plain Jane
    September 23, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Washington, Feb 19 –

    Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-1), a senior member of the House Committee on Ways & Means, today voted against House passage of H.R. 1, the continuing resolution that would fund the federal government through the end of Fiscal Year 2011. While the continuing resolution does include some meaningful cuts to wasteful spending, it also includes irresponsible cuts that would hurt working families in Northern California and across our country. Non-security discretionary cuts of the magnitude authorized in the bill would likely result in over 800,000 lost jobs in both the public and private sector.

    “Like the American people, the federal government has a responsibility to operate within its means,” said Rep. Thompson. “That includes increasing saving and decreasing spending, particularly on programs that have proven to be inefficient or ineffective. This is the very definition of fiscal responsibility and the foundation of a strong economy.

    “The continuing resolution may slash spending, but it’s not fiscally responsible,” Thompson continued. “I’m not afraid to cut spending where it’s deserved – in fact, I voted for tens of billions in cuts to wasteful programs over the course of this budget debate. However, this bill completely devastates funding for crucial health care programs, transportation and infrastructure projects, education, and other smart investments that the American people rely on. Cuts of this magnitude will undoubtedly harm our country’s fragile economic recovery and result in hundreds of thousands of lost jobs.”


  44. High Finance
    September 23, 2011 at 9:24 am

    “It also includes irresponsible cuts”

    In other words he was against cutting federal spending where ever it involved social spending. What he wanted were tremendous tax increases instead. This is “conservative” ?? LOL

  45. Plain Jane
    September 23, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Being opposed to economy damaging cuts doesn’t make him a liberal any more than his not signing “no tax increase” pledges does, HiFi. What you consider conservatives today are radicals, putting their party above their country, slashing for political ideology without regard for the real effects it will have on the economy and this country’s future. There is nothing conservative about cutting taxes while massively increasing the deficit, lying about how the cuts would be paid for, and then cutting social programs needed more than ever to pay for it.

  46. tra
    September 23, 2011 at 10:03 am

    P.J. said: “…most people are actually quite liberal as shown by the policies they support. With a high percentage of people favoring Social Security, Medicare, public education, progressive taxation (including higher taxes on the rich) public health, highways and welfare programs for the needy, most people are liberal. Mike Thompson is a conservative blue dog…”

    Huh? Doesn’t Mike Thompson support all of the things you just mentioned, so wouldn’t that make him a “liberal” by your definition?

    I think what all this shows is just how confusing these labels can be sometimes. At best they are just relative, and what they are relative to shifts a lot over time and between geographic regions.

    I think Thompson tends to describe himself as a “moderate,” — and of course lots of politicians describe themselves that way, but I think Thompson probably more or less fits that description, at least for our current time period, and in this region. In other words, I think that on most issues, he tends to be probably somewhere pretty close to the middle of the road among his constituents. At least that’s my impression as a casual observer (and admittedly I haven’t really studied his voting record in any great detail).

    Which is probably part of the reason why he’s been re-elected several times by pretty large margins, and neither challengers from the left, nor those from the right, have been able to get much traction against him. It will be interesting to see how he makes out in his new district.

  47. Plain Jane
    September 23, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Conservatism is, by its very definition, opposed to radical change. Thompson calls himself a fiscal conservative all the time and his record supports that. He is a moderate on social issues, of course. My point, AGAIN, was that self-labels are not as accurate as actually checking someone’s views. Most people are a mix of conservative, moderate and liberal depending on the issue. By HiFi and the fringe right’s definition of conservative, even Reagan doesn’t qualify despite the fact that they bring up his name constantly as if they actually admired him. Conservative doesn’t mean refusing to fund the programs that the majority support and it certainly doesn’t mean pushing the country to the brink of default with demands that they can’t pass and which would be catastrophic for millions of Americans now and far into the future. The radical right is not conservative no matter what they call themselves. Claiming the middle is in the right side gutter doesn’t make it true.

  48. High Finance
    September 23, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Thompson is only a moderate only compared to others in the Democrat Party on the Hill. But just be because he isn’t as far left as Pelosi and others it does not mean he is a moderate by any stretch of the imagination.

    That flawed logic would allow me to call myself a moderate or liberal because, compared to Pat Buchanan or many of the conservatives on the Hill, I am not as far right as they are.

    But I proudly claim the conservative label. The question is why so many politicians run like chickens away from the liberal label ?

  49. High Finance
    September 23, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Now excuse me, the commercial is over on the radio and Rush’s show is about to come on again.

  50. Plain Jane
    September 23, 2011 at 11:08 am

    You can proudly call yourself anything you like, doesn’t make it true.

  51. Anonymous
    September 23, 2011 at 11:09 am

    If people want clean streets, as a last resort they can put on a pair of gloves, pick up the trash, and put it into their own garbage cans.

  52. Anonymous
    September 23, 2011 at 11:29 am

    According to pj tea partiers must not be conservatives as they are all about radical change.

  53. Plain Jane
    September 23, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Exactly, 11:29. They are radicals.

    Was Eisenhower a conservative? Nixon, Ford, Reagan, GHW Bush, GW Bush? By what measures?

  54. tra
    September 23, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Thompson is a moderate only compared to other Democrats…

    Well from my point of view, that’s exactly the point — as a practical matter, in everyday use, these labels ARE all relative and the lines are quie blurry. Thompson is indeed “moderate” compared to Dennis Kucinich and probably also compared to the average Democratic Congressman. He’s also “moderate” compared to more conservative Democrats like Ben Nelson. So I think he’s on solid ground as a “moderate Democrat.”

    Someone who describes themselves as a “moderate Republican” may be a bit to the right of Thompson, but the term “moderate” may nonetheless be accurate for them because they are “moderate” compared to a large number of Republicnans who are positioned farther to the right, but also moderate compared to the most liberal Republicans (perhaps Maine’s Senators Collins and Snowe).

    On the other hand, sometimes “moderate” is used to decribe the most-conservative Democrats and the most-liberal Republicans, in the sense that they are perceived as closer to the overall center in the Congress than the more extreme elements in either party.

    At any rate, which labels are the “correct” ones to use for any given politician is a obviously a matter of interpretation and opinion. And these labels are applied by everyone from the politicians themselves, to the media, to those politicians’ opponents, so it should not be surprising that the reults vary quite a bit. As far as the politicians themselves (and those politicians’ opponents), the attempted labeling often has much more to do with an attempt to gain political advantage, rather than any particularly objective criteria.

    As far as why, in the last couple of decades, some Deomcrats who adhere to principles and advocate policies that would traditionally been called “liberal (at least here in the U.S.!), have sought to avoid that label it’s pretty obvious why — the label has taken on some negative connotations over the past several decades, thanks to a successful effort by the right to tie the word “liberal” to cocepts like “soft on crime” and “welfare queens” and so on.

    Personally I have always thought that it was, in the big picture, a mistake for these politicians to run from the label rather than putting their effort into reminding people of the kind of “liberal” acccomplishments (social security, civil rights, environmental protection, etc) and policy proposals that, as P.J. points out, are actually quite popular with most Americans.

    But nowadays, with the loud voices on the far-right often providing embarassment to that side of the asile, we do see some of this same dynamic at work on the other side of the aisle, with some Republicans taking pains to identify themselves as “a fiscal conservative” with the implication being, of course, that they are more socially liberal (or at least, and here’s that word again, “moderate” on social issues) than some of their farther-right brethren. But I do agree that in general Republicans have been more comfortable with and willing to defend the label “conservative” than many Democrats have been with the word “liberal.” And from a long-term strategic, political point of view, I think that’s served them well.

    However, the current more extremist part of the Republican base, roughly speaking the Tea Party crowd, does threaten to discredit the label “conservative” when they apply it to themselves as supposedly being the “true conservatives” or “real conservatives” while making bizarre claims, such as birtherism, and sharia-hysteria, and the idea that there is some sort of massive global conspiracy to falsify climate science, and so on. If the term “conservative” gradually becomes tainted by too much of this kind of wingnuttery, don’t be surprised if you see more Republicans who would currently be happy to identify themselves as “conservatives” or “mainstream conservatives” beginning to instead describe themselves as “moderate conservatives” or “moderate Republicans” or some other label.

  55. Plain Jane
    September 23, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Since recent polls show that a large majority in this country favors increased spending on infrastructure and jobs, tax hikes on the rich, protection of Medicare and Social Security benefits, universal health insurance, and increased regulation of the financial industry; and if this is a conservative country (as HiFi so often claims, exceptions being the coasts) then support of those issues must be at least moderate to conservative. Since the tax rates that Obama is proposing are lower than those under Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford and Reagan (and Reagan and Bush increased the debt by a much larger percentage) is Obama more conservative than they were?

    Since there is no doubt that today’s right wing occupies pretty much the same political ground as the John Birch Society did back in the 50’s and they were radicals then, they are radicals now.

  56. The Big Picture
    September 23, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Exactly PJ!

    But, who can resist the temptation to plunder Hi-Liar’s unsupported assumptions without feeling insufferably vain about it?

    If today’s “conservative” means “unprincipled”, then I can finally agree with Hi-Liar who’s high achievements in this field make delightful company on Heraldo.

    Paint an accurate portrait of lies (12:56) and Hi-Liar protests its frame (7:48). Provide a historical reference to the lies and Hi-Liar will call you an obsessed “leg humper.”

    In neither case are the lies ever challenged or denied.

    “Conservatives” today are unabashed radicals of both parties claiming corporations are people and money is speech; voting to loot the U.S. Treasury for public bailouts proving the “free-market” capitalist lie; or, voting funding for illegal conflicts to harvest foreign resources and child-labor; clinging tenuously to a shredded Constitution used to recreate another imperial economy that this nation’s Founding Fathers sought to escape.

    Truth is now the most valuable commodity in America, which explains why it’s being economized by traitors.

  57. tra
    September 23, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    This is all giving me a moderately severe headache, so to be conservative I’m going to give myself a liberal break from commenting on this further.

  58. Anonymous
    September 23, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Nothing cries “headache” like tra’s conflicted treatises.

  59. September 23, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    At the risk of returning to the topic, I strongly suspect that if Westside voters had not had to travel all the way to the Adorni Center or the Wharfinger to vote, the results might have been very different. Many Westsiders do not have cars or other readily available transportation and on at least one of those election days, it was raining buckets. Not saying it would have made a difference, but many of Larry’s supporters were effectively disenfranchised by the polling locations.
    I am hopeful that in the near future the Jefferson School site (complete with ADA bathroom) can be used as the Westside polls. It will be interesting.

  60. September 23, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    A-Nony-Mouse-Larry lost in every Ward. Absentee that voted from home and those at the polls. No one was disenfranchised. This was a landslide victory over a sitting elected official not engaged with their constituants. And he moved out of the Ward right after the election.

    There. Back on topic. Reality speaking.

  61. Anonymous
    September 23, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Thanks Richard. Larry lost. Badly. Ass whoopin in every ward.

    Sorry Jane, but the tea party movement was founded on conservative principles, and is widely recognized as conservative, and yes, radical. I dont agree with them, but it is always entertaining to watch you make broad sweeping (and wrong) statements and then defend those asinine statements even after bullshit is called.

    I’m not going to cut and past sixteen pages of stuff from the interwebs backing up my POV, while dismissing similar cut and pastes arguing opposing POVs as faux news as you so often do, I will just point out that you are such an idealogue that real discourse eludes you.

  62. Anonymous
    September 23, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    radical conservative = oxymoron, moron

  63. Anonymous
    September 24, 2011 at 2:18 am

    Larry was the strongest and active council person to ever serve in Eureka. He was too good for the masses of imbeciles and apathetic Walmart wanting local yocals that live here. This low class town doesn’t deserve more than cheap Chinese junk stores. Most wouldn’t know a diamond from a dog turd. Just keep up the status quo of staying behind the eight ball and wallowing in the mud.

  64. Anonymous
    September 24, 2011 at 6:40 am

    He was too good for the masses of imbeciles and apathetic Walmart wanting local yocals that live here.

    Now there’s the progressive attitude I know and love.

  65. September 24, 2011 at 7:24 am

    This was a landslide victory over a sitting elected official not engaged with their constituants

    Richard your bitterness is turning you into a liar. Larry was widely recognized for his involvement with the community, including by your guy Jager.

    Brady won with a swath of huge signs paid for by Republicans. Congratulations.

  66. Anonymous
    September 24, 2011 at 7:36 am

    Brady won by promising the world from a bicycle on tv. but she delivered nothing. Larry lost because Eureka can’t handle the truth about the marina center.

  67. Anonymous
    September 24, 2011 at 9:27 am

    “Richard your bitterness is turning you into a liar.”

    Heraldo, if you swap your name for Richard’s you’ve got it down correctly; minor error to be sure, but sometimes that’s what bitterness does to someone as deeply in denial as you.

    By all election measures Larry Glass got his clock cleaned.

  68. September 24, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Yes, Larry lost the election. He sure did.

    But for Richard Marks to say Larry was “not engaged with [his] constituants (sic)” is a big steaming pile of shit, not a “minor error.”

    Richard’s bitterness appears to be wearing on his already impaired judgment.

  69. Anonymous
    September 24, 2011 at 10:00 am

    a lady can’t have opinions, especially informed ones eh 9:52?

  70. September 24, 2011 at 10:04 am

    When I arrived here in early 2006 there seemed to be a cohesive Progressive Dem – Green Party coalition at least in local politics.

    However by 2008 during the Clark – Atkins campaign that coalition seemed to start breaking down, and by 2010 it was gone. I think that is the main reason Larry didn’t get reelected.

    Also Larry made a mistake with his inspection ordinance fiasco. It cost him lots of political capital.

    And the demographics of the city changed a little with the housing bust – lots more empty houses and many of the former residents were younger more liberal Larry supporters.

    These are facts that should give little comfort to the Marina Center crowd.

    If that Demogreen coalitiion or something like it returns, progressives will start being elected again.

    have a peaceful day,

  71. Plain Jane
    September 24, 2011 at 10:13 am

    I would rather die than fit a neanderthal’s definition of “lady,” which undoubtedly means keeping your mouth shut and doing what you’re told. It’s hilarious that he thought that was an insult, but his eagerness to insult a woman for having strong opinions and the guts to voice them proves he is no gentleman. He’s probably the same idiot who used ideologue as an insult. Women shouldn’t let neanderthals breed.

  72. tra
    September 24, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Now let’s be fair to Neanderthals, Jane. We have no evidence that they were as stupid and mysogynistic as Anonymous 9:52.

  73. Auntie Arkley
    September 24, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Any comment by High Finance is deeply flawed (and incredibly ignorant).

  74. September 24, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Heraldo: I am bitter? My candidate won. For you to anonymously blog that I am a “liar” because I make a statement that I believe to be true and proven at the polls to be true makes you very shallow and on the wrong side of this issue. Take off your cloak of anonymous and face me in reality. You are petty and bitter over what really happened in real life.

  75. High Finance
    September 24, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    You just outed yourself “Auntie” and have shown yourself to be a coward.

  76. Anonymous
    September 24, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    You are not a lady by your own words,nasty attitude and lies. A lady does not lie. I am a woman and a lady and do not lie.

  77. Plain Jane
    September 24, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Female neanderthals are just as repulsive as males of the species.

  78. Anonymous
    September 24, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Brady is the simpering little woman that all the good ole boy locals expect all women to be. She doesn’t dare make waves, she just follows. Larry actually made huge changes in Old Town and the Historic Neighborhoods. Too bad Larry didn’t have anyone to foot the bill for slick campaign ads and pay lots of $$$ for signs. But Larry wouldn’t have gone along with someone pushing him and making him into a puppet. Larry is his own man.

  79. Anonymous
    September 25, 2011 at 8:26 am

    O may God,8:31, you is as crazy as PJ. Brady is a woman’s woman. Independendent, strong, self make and a sucess. That is everything you hate. She won ‘t follow blindly your proggie line of BS and that scares the shit out of you. No matter how you spin it,you’re the new good ol’ boz and your way has been a train wreck.

  80. Anonymous
    September 25, 2011 at 9:47 am

    strong grasp of the english language 8:26

  81. Plain Jane
    September 25, 2011 at 10:10 am

    It’s a local Palinese dialect, 9:47.

  82. Doh
    September 25, 2011 at 10:19 am

    .Right wing blog whores have been outsourced by the job creators. LOL.

  83. empires end
    September 25, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Silly discussion here— the big box maul crowd will never suceed because they fail to understand the laws of ecological interdependence or even the basic laws of thermodynamics. That perceptual disconnect makes them doomed to failure. Living outside the planetary means of annual solar input and a small portion of the primary production of plant based carbohydrates is a form of terminal deficit spending.
    This whole culture of global exploitation is the part that does not work and that has brought us to our ongoing societal collapse and the die-off that will accompany the crash. Good luck chumps!

  84. Itsallyourfault
    September 25, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Where you going empires? Your extra-galactic buddies coming for you before the apocalypse? Dipshit

  85. The Big Picture
    September 25, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    To answer Highboldtage 10:04:

    Ask most democratic or republican party reps. (off the record) and they are first to condemn the majority of citizens who remain unregistered or who abstain from voting. They broadly characterized America’s silent majority as “dangerous morons” and that we should be grateful that they do not participate.

    Until the democratic machine launches persistent education, outreach and registration drives, they will remain condemned to appealing to their opponent’s sensibilities. Democratic party bigwigs wait in-vain for a deepening Depression to do their work for them, while the right-wing already gamed the media to aggressively sensor the New Depression’s depths.

    Like most of the U.S., Eureka elections are corrupted by this community’s deepest pockets that always outspend their opponents, (often 4 to 1), a strategy that has only failed barely 6 times in a generation.

    In that time, only one local journalist dared to break the silence of this corruption in “Interested Parties” by John Osborn @ NCJ.

    Larry Glass was one of about 6 local political anomalies that was NOT supposed to happen.

  86. High Finance
    September 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Nonsense. If somebody is so unconcerned about the current state of affairs in society that they don’t bother to vote or even register to vote, then they probably are not well informed either.

    We don’t want uninformed people voting. It is bad enough that Mr Big & PJ vote.

  87. Fact Checker
    September 26, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    High Hate said: “It is bad enough that Mr Big & PJ vote.”

    No facts, just insults? That’s all ya got High Hate ol’ boy?

  88. The Big Picture
    September 26, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    If the condition of the victims of the New Depression were published with equal veracity as the beneficiaries in the Dow Jones, the number of “uninformed people” would diminish dramatically…

    …and the High-Liar would have to begin hating the informed people too.

    “May he never meet a friend on the ladder of success…”

  89. September 26, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    The Corporate Media Empire has been working hard to keep the majority of Americans “Uninformed” for decades. In fact you could say it is Job-One.
    How else could you get those Tea-Partier’s to work so tirelessly for their own disenfranchisement.

  90. Cheers
    September 27, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    The true marks of a troll are the quips, satire and insults they blather when they cannot refute simple facts….

    Then, Hi-Liar vanishes, only to repeat the cycle in a new post.

  91. High Finance
    September 27, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    I don’t “vanish” I simply, obviously unlike you, have a life.

    I don’t have the time, energy or inclination to post a response to every troll like you who seems obsessed with driving out any poster who doesn’t agree with your POV.

  92. Cheers
    September 28, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Surprise, surprise!

    More quips, satire and insults from Heraldo’s resident liar!

    12:53 made way too much sense for Hi-Liar, so he waited a day to apply his craft because….

    “He has a life”!?


  93. High Finance
    September 28, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Pathetic troll.

  94. Cheers
    September 28, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Even Funnier.

    Glad I could help you ignore 12:53.

  95. Cheers
    September 28, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Even funnier.

    No “thank you” for helping you evade 12:53!?

    How ungrateful!

  96. Cheers
    September 28, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Please ignore one of the posts above.

    You decide.

    Something, (or someone) is delaying my posts…

    FBI, CIA….

    You decide.

  97. Anonymous
    September 28, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    HiFi, you should be thanking Cheers for helping you evade 12:53’s response to your BS.

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