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Phil Donahue and Norman Solomon in Eureka for campaign event Wednesday

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  1. Anonymous
    January 10, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Will they be discussing their campaigning and support of Ralph Nader, helping to put George W. Bush back into office?

  2. High Finance
    January 10, 2012 at 8:35 am

    This event couldn’t describe the North Coast Democrats any better. Is this a prank put on by some right winger ?

  3. Black Flag
    January 10, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Best show Phil ever did was on New York Hardcore….it can be found on youtube and a young Black Flag can be seen in the crowd.
    He was a pioneer in “reality tv” even admitted to beating off.

    I may make this showing, but won’t pay- instead I’ll sneak in.

  4. Plain Jane
    January 10, 2012 at 10:06 am

    I don’t know what you’re referring to, HiFi. Could you make it a bit clearer so we know exactly what it is about this event that you think could be a prank? Your illogical insults lacking details are getting stale.

  5. WhatNow
    January 10, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Absolutely pathetic.
    Just when the Democratic Party had appeared to hit bottom, they’ve insisted on employing steam shovels in a race to find a new all time low
    Digging up a relic like Phil Donahue and createing a faux TV setting for this event at The Eureke Theater has GOT to be a sign of the end times.

  6. Julie Timmons
    January 10, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Please note that this event is not sponsored by the Humboldt County Democrats; it is sponsored by the Solomon for Congress campaign.

  7. Anonymous
    January 10, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Truth and compassion are not relics and neither is Phil Donahue.

  8. Anonymous
    January 10, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Norman Solomon, who has opposed our war and empire building for years is deemed pathetic and a person from whom the HCDCC distances itself. Unbelievable!! If we weren’t so busy paying for war and the industrial complex to serve it, we wouldn’t have the austerity measures we’re living with now. SoHum might even have bus service for their school kids. Wouldn’t that be nice? We may have a system to support our homeless and get them off the streets. Our universities would be funded so young people don’t graduate with 20 year student loan debts.
    I wish Solomon would run as an independent. The Democratic Party is as corrupt and corporatized as the Republican Party. Why otherwise smart people can’t see this is beyond me. Or maybe they’re just too comfortable to take a chance elsewhere. The Democrats are losing members right and left and it’s not hard to see why.
    And Anonymous 8:33, you must have heard all the evidence that Nader wasn’t the cause of Bush’s win but you refuse to believe facts. So sad.

  9. Decline To State
    January 10, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    I’m put off by all celebrity endorsements. Who do these people think they are to be suggesting to me about what should or should not be relevant to my life?

  10. walt
    January 10, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Celebrities know more than we do, that’s why they’re rich and famous. Sonny Bono and Arnold Schwartzenegger and St. Ronald Reagan:if they’re on the Big Screen, they are our betters and we must follow them.

  11. jr
    January 10, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Walt, don’t forget about George Murphy and Mike Curb (what a congregation!)

  12. Anonymous
    January 10, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Who’s saying that war is the answer, or that Norm Solomon fighting war is a bad thing? Whoever wrote that rant above might want to ask these same questions before spewing hate against democrats and republicans. Not one person said that his activism wasn’t appreciated.
    Norm is a great activist, ok.
    Pointing out that he supported Nader is a fact. That’s all.
    Highlighting a candidate’s past political activism is relevant.

  13. Anonymous
    January 10, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    It is good to hear that someone from out of the area is actually coming here. Two individuals that are not junkies or psychos. Something different for Eureka. Not the usual slimeballs just looking to get on the dole or a have a free shower at Betty Chinns.

  14. Ponder z
    January 10, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    HiFi, it is a prank on themselves. Phil is an institution of liberalism (puke). If this is the kind of backing Soloman has, I cant vote for him.

    Phil is the original Montel, Springer, lake, and Maury. He invented conformation TV as a stage act.

    And here he is on stage in Eureka.

  15. anonymous
    January 10, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    My goodness, so much ignorance and intolerance spewing forth with so little reason… makes me wonder about What Now, Anonymous and Ponder z’s sources of information. Not to mention their critical thinking skills.

    The HCDCC has neither sponsored and endorsed nor repudiated these two men. If you don’t know about the positive contributions Phil Donohue has made to our country, but feel free to condemn him and the people contributing their time and energy to participate in our democracy in a positive and constructive way, then you’re just piling on, not doing anything to be proud of.

    Step up or shut up.

  16. Ponder z
    January 11, 2012 at 5:57 am

    Well Ano, why dont you tell us the great contributions of Philthy D.
    I will tell you the Reasons for my intolerance. Phil used his late seventies popularity in media to push the liberal agenda. However noble the cause, the bottom line of this agenda is to control through big government. And now you have the current clown in office forcing us into all these liberal programs. Making the rich pay for them. The rich are defined as me. (Only 100k/year) And I dont like paying my hard earned cash to taxes for programs like:
    Green energy
    Free medical
    Free housing
    open ended retirement
    public education to teach more of this liberal bullshit
    *special* rights for the minorities and gays
    passive behavior to Muslims
    Anti profiling regulations
    Junk mortgages
    tenured employment for government workers

  17. Percy
    January 11, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Ponder,your membership card in Jews for Hitler is in the mail and will be arriving shortly. Enjoy your modest 100k benefits now and we invite you to upgrade to our millionaire club where you will really enjoy the tax savings on your hard earned dollars.

  18. Anonymous
    January 11, 2012 at 10:47 am


  19. Jack Sherman
    January 11, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Ten years ago Solomon’s anti-war, social and political editorials and publications seemed radical to many, but that was before the rash of republican defections following the decline of every major economic, environmental and social indicator under the republican/corporate-democrat duopoly in Washington.

    Solomon is the only candidate with a life-long history of effectively advancing democratic principles.

    As we see here, the right-wing still counts on shaming the democratic party into distancing itself from its talented orators who have mastered the issues the democratic party, (and the other congressional candidates), claim to hold dear.

    You can smell the right-wing fear.

    Luckily for Al Franken, the democratic party coalesced behind their published, knowledgeable, well-spoken liberal. Republican’s hijinx kept Franken out of office nearly a year after he was elected.

  20. Anonymous
    January 11, 2012 at 11:46 am

    I always thought that Norm was Green Party, which I don’t mind. Has this changed?

  21. Casual Observer
    January 11, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Ponder z, how do you enjoy all your “hard-earned” cash when you seem to be so stressed-out, paranoid, hateful, and combative? You should relax and enjoy all that dough you’re bringing in. There are plenty of us out here working just as hard, making a whole heck of a lot less than you, and paying taxes. You make yourself sound like a victim, when in reality it seems like you have about as much as any person could ask for, other than peace of mind and respect for people other than yourself. Maybe you should move to a place with more like-minded individuals and quit working yourself into a tizzy ranting on liberal blogs. It’s unhealthy to be so pissed off all the time.

  22. January 11, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    “Jews for Hitler?” Hey Man, I want a quarter every time you use that phrase. Ha!

  23. 713
    January 11, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    There are plenty of us out here working just as hard, making a whole heck of a lot less than you, and paying taxes.

    How do you know that?

  24. Thorstein Veblen
    January 11, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    ‘Ponder Z:

    And I dont like paying my hard earned cash to taxes for programs like:
    Green energy
    Free medical
    Free housing
    open ended retirement
    public education to teach more of this liberal bullshit
    *special* rights for the minorities and gays
    passive behavior to Muslims
    Anti profiling regulations
    Junk mortgages
    tenured employment for government workers’

    But, have you enjoyed spending your hard earned cash for programs like:

    war in Iraq
    war in Afghanistan
    war in Libya
    defense subcontractors
    subsidies to oil companies (not-green energy)
    bailouts for banks
    sterilization program for black people
    VD experiments on guatamalans

  25. Percy
    January 12, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Sorry Moviedad, it’s just such a succinct expression and describes the right wing rabble that likes to comment on this liberal blog so well. I’ll pay the quarters if you donate em to the Solomon campaign.

  26. Mitch
    January 12, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Ponder z doesn’t want his (he’s gotta be a he) hard earned cash going for programs like “passive behavior to Muslims?”

    Which programs are those? The closest such federal program I can think of isn’t even a program, it’s just the first sixteen words of the Bill of Rights:

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; ”

    I’ll admit, the Bill of Rights does seem increasingly quaint, but I’d always thought conservatives supported the Constitution.

  27. Anonymous
    January 12, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Yep, you can hear a pin drop Mitch.

  28. Anonymous
    January 17, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Phil must have been a big draw. Anyone know about how many people showed up?

  29. Eric Kirk
    January 17, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    About 400 to 450.

  30. High Finance
    January 19, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Ridiculous. The Eureka Theater couldn’t even hold that many people if you had standing room only.

  31. tra
    January 19, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    “The current capacity of the auditorium is 886, including all complimentary and give-away admissions. There are 846 fixed seats and space available for 40 portable seats.”


  32. tra
    January 20, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    You may remove your foot from your mouth now, HiFi.

  33. High Finance
    January 21, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Whatever Tra, but nice attempt at misdirection.

    The same group that laughingly claims 200 people were at the protest Friday claim that 400 attended the Norman Solomon event.

    You focus on the one misstatement I made about the new capacity of the Eureka Theater and don’t even attempt to back the numbers that they claimed to have attended.

  34. tra
    January 21, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Exactly. I’m not vouching for the accuracy of their numbers, I’m pointing out the vast inaccuracy of yours. Your estimate of the Eureka Theater’s capacity was off by more than 450 seats (plus “standing room”). Thus I don’t have a lot of confidence in your ability to accurately estimate crowd sizes.

  35. High Finance
    January 21, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    And now somebody else is reporting on the other thread that the TS is reporting the number was 60.

    Looks like the foot is in your mouth now Tra.

  36. Anonymous
    January 21, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    HiFi, do you even attend the events whose size you estimate?

    Why do I bother to ask. Of course, you don’t.

    I was there at the Solomon/Donahue event. Eric’s estimate is reasonable.

  37. tra
    January 21, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    You said 40 would be a “generous” estimate of the crowd at the Occupy the Courts protest, but the Times Standard says 60. So assuming the Times-Standard was correct, then the real number was only 50% higher than your estimate this time, the case o the Eureka Theater, where the real capacity number was more than 100% higher than your estimate. I guess that’s somewhat of an improvement, but I wouldn’t exactly go bragging about it.

  38. WhatNow
    January 21, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    estimate crowd sizes.

    High Finance says:
    January 21, 2012 at 9:15 pm
    “And now somebody else is reporting on the other thread that the TS is reporting the number was 60.”

    Using the Eureka Daily Wipe (Times-Standard) as a source for factual information is akin to citing Jeffrey Dahmer over issues table ettiquette. And even more pitiful using “someone else” citing the same tabloid is pathetic even for Highly Fried’s usual late post “liquid courage” consumption sessions.

  39. High Finance
    January 21, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    You are a particularly nasty and empty of thought poster WhatNow.

    You only use that particular Avatar to slam me. The very definition of a troll.

  40. WhatNow
    January 21, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    High Finance says:
    January 21, 2012 at 10:23 pm
    “You are a particularly nasty and empty of thought poster…”

    The feeling is mutual, Numbnuts.
    If brains were dynamite you couldn’t blow your own nose.
    However, I am honored to see you put your “liquid courage” down long enough to type a few of your feeble thoughts to share.
    Good “Joshin’.

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