ROB ARKLEY: Mr. Truthiness
- He likes to number his points, just like this example you are reading here, and;
- He believes truth is on his side. If a drinking game were played to this interview, the word “truth” would have you on the floor faster than a buffet at the Avalon. Listen here but heed the warning.
Big A phoned in to the station from Louisiana, where he built that huge house and promised to move to avoid California taxes, but apparently didn’t (officially, anyway. He just throws lavish fundraisers for Republicans in that state).
As for the GOP candidates fighting for the Republican presidential nomination, Arkley says he knows “Mitt and Santorum quite well.” Arkley says he’s “known Mitt as he’s evolved, [and] I’ve been part of his process.” Imagine that: Rob Arkley as life coach.
Further, Arkley said he is “reasonably close to Rick and Karen, his wife,” but not as closely as he knows Mitt. He said he has “taken flack for supporting Mitt.”
Arkley says he’s “totally offended by the money involved in the [electoral] process” and that he has “evolved beyond” campaign donations.
But wait, you say. What about the $30,000 check his wife waived around at the Eureka City Council meeting to get a fake-o measure on the ballot? That was so pre-evolved Arkley.
Anyway, despite what he says, the Lost Coast Outpost reports Arkley donated to Romney in December. Drink up kids. Truth matters.
More points from the interview:
- Arkley says the difference between Republicans and Democrats is R’s want a fair process for all while D’s want a result and don’t care about process [unless it’s the master plan for the Balloon Track, or an appeals process at the Coastal Commission, or down-zoning land designated for public use, in which case process be damned].
- Arkley is “philosophically and morally” outraged by both Humboldt Community Development Services Director Kirk Girard and Eureka attorney William Bragg, who represents the county in regards to the General Plan Update. He would welcome a lawsuit against him by Girard (but is apparently not interested in filing one himself).
A final take-away from the interview: In case you forgot, Arkley is a primary source of the “no-growth” talking point so parroted by uninformed ditto heads in Humboldt County against progressive candidates and causes.* Anyone who fails to fall on their sword in support of every Arkley project will be labeled thusly or worse. Any person that uses the term “No-Growth” but doesn’t own large swaths of land is a sock puppet for Arkley.