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Seidner campaign kick-off Wednesday

Former Tribal Chair Cheryl Seidner will officially announce her run for 1st District Supervisor at the Democratic Headquarters, 129 5th Street, at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 21st.

Seidner says the 1st District is faced with many problems.

”We have lost jobs that support our working families, and our education system has been hit again and again by budget cuts,” she said in a statement. “Now we find that one of our greatest job creators, College of the Redwoods, is under threat of losing its accreditation. Making sure that CR remains accredited is one of my top priorities, as it is key to training people for new and better jobs.”

Seidner was raised on the old Table Bluff Reservation, where her family has lived for generations. She led the successful effort to return the sacred lands of Indian Island to the Wiyot Tribe. Seidner served as tribal chairwoman for 12 years, from 1995 to 2008, and is currently a cultural liaison to the tribe. She also serves on the Human Rights Commission and the Redwood Community Action Agency’s board.

During her kick-off event, Seidner will discuss her plan to return respect and balance to the political process while always putting people first.

”I have seen the changes in our district throughout my lifetime: small businesses have disappeared, elders are left without services, education is more expensive, fishing and logging have shrunken, and the abuse of the Eel River has been detrimental to its health and prosperity,” she said in the statement. “I believe there are ways to make things better, and I am prepared to meet these challenges with your help.”

Seidner recently retired from Humboldt State University, where she worked in the Educational Opportunity Program. The university awarded her an honorary doctorate in 2008, which gave her the title of doctor of humane letters.

  1. March 20, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    I’ll be voting for Gary Johnson! http://www.garyjohnson2012.com

  2. Anonymous
    March 20, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Should be a good matchup. Two good, well meaning candidates, as well as another I don’t have a clue about, DeModena.

  3. Anonymous
    March 20, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Gary is a clown. Of course you’re voting for him Fred. What’s new?

  4. anothernon
    March 20, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Fred would be for Rex but it’s not his district, so he poops.

  5. A-nony-mouse
    March 20, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Rex is about catchy slogans and cutesy baseballs. Cheryl is about substance and meaning. You choose.

  6. Anonymous
    March 20, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Hey Buddy, Hey guy, How’s it going. Stand next to Rex for 5 minutes on a busy street and see how ridiculous he becomes. Hey, Hi, Hey, Hi, It’s like he is on a Homecoming float. I want a brain making policy not a cutsie personality.

  7. Lundbar Hills Voter
    March 20, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Thank you Anonymous 9:42

    I couldn’t have stated more clearly why Rex is going to win and win HUGE.

    Rex thanks you for the compliment as his name recognition is through the roof in the First District.

    Hardly any voters in the First District know Cheryl or Annette.

    You can vote against Rex. I suspect 40-45% will vote against Rex even with two opponents in the race.

    That gives Rex 55-60% of the vote.

    In political terms, that means game over June 5

    As always, we’ll find out the truth on election night, not on some anonymous blog leading up to the election (see Heraldoville back in October 2010).

    See you all at campaign headquarters on June 5 around 8 pm.

  8. Political Watcher
    March 20, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Wow, can anyone say “overconfident”?

    Rex is a Republican. Cheryl is a Democrat. DeModena has a Tea Party background.

    Just sayin’.

  9. Lundbar Hills Voter
    March 20, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Get your facts straight Political Watcher.

    Rex is a Decline To State.

    Rex had over 200 people at his campaign kick-off at the Redwood Ball Fields and then over 1,000 at his campaign fundraiser at Redwood Acres.

    How many do you think will show up tomorrow for Cheryl?

    Just tellin;

  10. Anonymous
    March 21, 2012 at 12:09 am

    Lumbar HiFi Barnum, has a point.

    Lots of Eureka voters identify with someone who, “….becomes ridiculous after 5-minutes”.

    I trust that, this time, many more will do the right thing for Humboldt County and vote for the most qualified individual.

    As we’ve read repeatedly on Heraldo, Bohn’s supporters avoid specifics when “debating” their candidate’s qualifications, vision, background, goals and resume. Bohn’s bold activism for LNG gets little play in his campaign.

    Don’t expect the Times Standard to ask him what it’s like to so deadly wrong on a local issue.

  11. High Finance
    March 21, 2012 at 6:46 am

    “Making sure that CR remains accredited is one of my top priorities”

    Perhaps Cheryl Seidner is confused and thinks she is running for CR school board ? Or does she not have a clue as to what a County Supervisor does ?

    If that is the case, shouldn’t she have found out before running ?

  12. 06em
    March 21, 2012 at 7:11 am

    HiFi, you putz, taking a quote out of context to try to spin it to your own uses works a lot better if the full context isn’t easily viewed by scrolling up the page:

    ”We have lost jobs that support our working families, and our education system has been hit again and again by budget cuts,” she said in a statement. “Now we find that one of our greatest job creators, College of the Redwoods, is under threat of losing its accreditation. Making sure that CR remains accredited is one of my top priorities, as it is key to training people for new and better jobs.”

    Huh. She wants CR to remain accredited because of all the local people employed there and the schools ability to up the skills of our workforce. Imagine that. Caring about local people keeping their jobs. Of course she hasn’t umped lots of youth baseball games or auctioned off many dinners for two, so HiFi doesn’t think she’s qualified. Got it.

  13. A. Nother Non
    March 21, 2012 at 7:18 am

    The reason Rex went decline to state is…he was a republican, like some of his supporters who comment here, people who don’t know or care that county government does get involved with internal jurisdictions, like schools, fire departments and service districts when necessary.

    I imagine Cheryl’s event at 11 a.m. today in the rain will bring out some dedicated citizens, even though it’s a week day.

    No need for free hot dogs and beer. We have a real leader here.

  14. Anonymous
    March 21, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Go Cheryl! A leader that represents the people, and not just special interests-what a concept!
    I remember when Rex outspent Chris Kerrigan, and when he looked like the clear winner, only to be defeated by 20%. This could be a similar race.

  15. Gil Yule
    March 21, 2012 at 8:19 am

    I consider Cheryl a friend, feel she is very well qualified for the position and would represent the 1st District wonderfully.

    Business’s and developers (you know who you are) want Rex’s vote on the Board. Sometimes I wonder why I even bother to vote…but I will.

  16. Anonymous
    March 21, 2012 at 8:35 am

    I’m glad that Cheryl is addressing the issues at CR-which provides affordable education and is a huge job provider for Humboldt. If you don’t think it’s important, than you are a fool!

  17. March 21, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Slam Cheryl for supporting CR? She was part of HSU.too

    and a proven leader of the Wiyot Tribe, Not as much media

    exposure as Rex but in a Democracy money and contacts

    should \not be the deciding factor

  18. March 21, 2012 at 9:23 am

    I believe the point HiFi made is that CR’s accredation doesn’t fall within the purview of the Board of Supes. That’s more along the lines of something the CR Board of Trustees and/ or College President would be involved in. In fact, I could have sworn I read recently that the new CR President gal said accredation would be her main immediate concern.

    It’s not an uncommon mistake for those involved in politics to make statements or otherwise involve themselves in issues that don’t pertain the the office they’re running for.

  19. Anonymous
    March 21, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Fred, it’s often that you make comments that don’t pertain to much of anything.
    CR accreditation is an issue for our entire community, and you better believe that if CR closes, you’ll have an angry community blaming our government officials for not stepping in.
    I praise Cheryl for taking on this issue-and that she is even speaking to any issue shows more concern than Rex, who has stepped out on nothing.

  20. Yokel
    March 21, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Not to mention, College of the Redwoods is probably the biggest employer in the First District.

  21. March 21, 2012 at 10:09 am

    CR accreditation is an issue for our entire community,

    And you’re an idiot if you can’t understand my comment. Accredation of CR is the responsibility of the President, Board of Trustees and other staff at CR. County supervisors aren’t involved in the matter.

    CR’s accredation may be of concern to a lot of people in the community. There’s only a few people at CR that can work directly on the issue, though.

    Seidner can tell us how she feels about all kinds of things. I think it would be in her best interest, and more relevant to the voters, if she tells us how she feels about issues she’d actually be working and voting on.

    As an aside, seems to me this is the first time in the 39 years I’ve heard a candidate for Board of Supervisors even bring up the issue of CR’s accredation. I’d say that makes it clear it’s not a Board of Supes’ issue.

  22. a non
    March 21, 2012 at 10:10 am

    1000 people show up for free food and beer. Wow.

    Free food and beer draws people from outside the district, people who don’t vote and people who won’t vote for Rex. Be sure – many showed up for the free food and beer, not for Rex.

    Get a new tune to toot on you horns, Rex supporters. Like maybe some credible ideas and plans.

  23. March 21, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Get a new tune to toot on you horns, Rex supporters. Like maybe some credible ideas and plans.

    Like maybe what he’s going to do about C/R’s accredation?

  24. Yokel
    March 21, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Sure, Fred.

  25. March 21, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Supervisors put items on the Board’s agenda. Much of what they vote on is first brought to the board’s attention by one of them.

  26. March 21, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Rex has a history of supporting lawsuits that are 100% frivolous because it benefited Rob Arkley. Bet he will avoid acknowledgment of his flag waving on that loser of an issue.

    Has Rex learned his lesson or will he advocate more worthless, expensive lawsuits for the county?

  27. What Now
    March 21, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Heraldo asks:
    March 21, 2012 at 10:41 am
    “Has Rex learned his lesson or will he advocate more worthless, expensive lawsuits for the county?”

    Most likely, “no”.
    Being a brainless syncophant for Arkley, Barnum, Highly Fried and the rest of the pathological wankers is all that got lardass Bohn this far.

  28. RefFan
    March 21, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    All the name calling from the left/liberals is astonishing. Then some of you turn it around on HiFi when he refers to some1 other than by their name. Typical of the wrong side of politics, wishy-washy on everything and bashing others for having a different opinion.

  29. High Finance
    March 21, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    O6em, perhaps somebody should explain to YOU what a Supervisor’s job is also ?

    I repeat, there is not one damn thing a Supervisor can do for or against C/R accrediation. She may as well have said that a free Tibet is a “top priority of mine”.

  30. Not A Native
    March 21, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Fred likes to call himself a hard core Libertarian but when the rubber meets the roads he falls back into being a knee jerk Republican toady. He defends a bureaucratic organizational structure that says only CR officials have authority over the operation of CR.. Fred says its all up to the board. A real Libertarian would assert individual responsibility for all community matters, including the running of CR.

    Fact is, Fred has no clue how to run anything, and he knows it. So he defers to officials and authorities he trusts, conservative Republicans, to do anything he needs thats more demanding than garden work.

    I applaud Cheryl for at least identifying an issue, centered in the 1st district, that is a great risk for the whole of HumCo. A problem that has been ongoing for many years and which everyone knows about but no officials have had the wisdom to see how serious it is. The primary reason for low economic growth in HumCo is an underskilled workforce thats unable to perform the kind of jobs being created in the US.

  31. High Finance
    March 21, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    The must be the most stupid post you ever made NAN.

    Perhaps Cheryl should “identify” other issues and make them her priority as well ? Like, Global Warming, nuclear war and the war in the Middle East ?

  32. Anonymous
    March 21, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Sounds like the righty’s are nervous-just because your candidate has no issues, don’t knock someone who is showing concern.

    The ranting of the right is pathetic! Where have your candidates added jobs, where’s your shitty marina center, where have they shown any amount of concern for the people of Eureka?
    Nowhere!

  33. Not A Native
    March 21, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Hi Fi only an idiot would suggest that CR isn’t an important local institution. You make a silly attempt to lump concern for CR with things that aren’t exclusively local.

  34. Anonymous
    March 21, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Hey Fred-maybe you should get off your ass and do something about the issues that concern you instead of belittling others. What would those issues be? How to not work, accept government assistance, and bitch about the programs and health care that support you?

  35. Anonymous
    March 21, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    If Security National was going to close down, and jobs were to be lost, would that be an issue Fred and Hi-Fi?

  36. T. Hee
    March 21, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Matthew Owen attended Cheryl’s event today. Hi Matthew!!

  37. Anonymous
    March 21, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    When will the dems figure out how to expose the fraud that is Matthew Owen? He manages Rex’s campaign-a republican, he ran Mike Newman’s campaign-a republican, and he stuck us with that idiot Marion Brady. He slithers around this community bullying people. Someone needs to fully expose the hypocrisy of this child!

  38. March 21, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    …only an idiot would suggest that CR isn’t an important local institution.

    And only an idiot would read my or Hifi’s comments to mean that. Our comments seem pretty clear to me.

    Nobody said CR isn’t an important local institution. It’s simply not something the Board of Supes has any jurisdiction over and thus makes little sense for a BOS candidate to make a campaign statement about.

  39. March 21, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Hey Fred-maybe you should get off your ass…. instead of belittling others.

    I didn’t belittle anybody, except the idiots that can’t understand simple writing. I have no problem with Seidner. I simply pointed out that HiFi is right that CR accredation is not a BOS issue.

    It would also probably be in her best interest to keep her campaign focused on things she could work and vote on should she be elected to the position she’s seeking.

  40. Z
    March 21, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    The vocational training elements of county-administered public assistance programs have worked closely with COR for many years. COR is vital to lots of future cops and truck drivers and nurses, you know – people with jobs. Cheryl can see this. Fred and Hi cannot.

    Got it.

  41. Z2
    March 21, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    So it’s another empty talking point? Got it.

    Cheryl will be a fine supervisor. We’re lucky she’s running.

  42. Jack Sherman
    March 21, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Great to read Bohn-supporters wiggling and squirming over Seidner’s well-organized, widely supported campaign….a candidate with actual credentials, accomplishments and vision. Oh No!!

    Considering Cheryl’s distinguished background, career, honors, responsibilities, accomplishments, and public contributions….she makes an astounding model that gives hope to thousands of local struggling families.

    Considering Bohn’s privileged background…his accomplishments and contributions are average, yet, overshadowed by his activism for LNG and Security National, demonstrating extremely poor judgment.

    Bohn will have a real problem standing next to an actual leader who is so graciously stepping-up for her community and county.

    Hallelujah.

  43. Not A Native
    March 21, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Fact is, right wingers have a problem with inexpensive and accessible education.

    They want enough education to ensure they can apply their competitively capital by having a bountiful supply of workers and laborers. But not so much education that a typical person(voter) has a clear understanding of the social hierachy and the factors that sustain it.

    For right wingers, easily accessible higher education is a slippery slope to losing the privileges of capital.

  44. March 21, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    That Right vs. Left line worked out real well in the Eureka city council race, didn’t it?

  45. March 21, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Cheryl can see this. Fred and Hi cannot.

    Ok. Come the first BOS candidate forum, why don’t you bring up that question:

    What will you as a supervisor do to ensure accredation of College of the Redwoods?. Should be an interesting answer, assuming any candidate can come up with one.

  46. Anonymous
    March 21, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Fred, you are a pathetic loser who sits in front of your computer all day, while ignoring any real responsibility in this community. Go hold hands with Matthew Owen and Rex Bohn, go circle jerk each other and pat each other on the back-that’s all you assholes are good for!

  47. Anonymous
    March 21, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Like Fred would ever show up and ask questions-he just likes to sit in judgement. I remember when Fred said he would be attending the meet and greet at Virginia and Matthew’s for Jared Huffman. Fred could have showed up and asked this candidate about the issues that he spews about on this blog-Fred did not show up and ask questions, instead, he smears people on the blogs where he can feel safe. pathetic

  48. March 21, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    I remember when Fred said he would be attending the meet and greet at Virginia and Matthew’s for Jared Huffman.

    No you don’t, because I never said I was going to that event.

  49. Anonymous
    March 21, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    In Fred’s era, educators had to beat-down-the-door to get some advocacy from elected officials to rightfully demand the kind of tireless advocacy that Bohn gave so freely to the Calpine Corp. and Arkley LLC.

  50. Anonymous
    March 21, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    That’s right, Fred would never suggest that he’s going to leave the house to actually do something, silly! He just wants to sit in judgement.

  51. Anonymous
    March 21, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I definitely recall all of Fred’s rants against Huff, so why wouldn’t you address them with the person you continually fling them at, Fred?

  52. March 21, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Anybody but Huffman in 2012!

  53. Anonymous
    March 21, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Anybody’s opinion besides Freds-ALWAYS!
    Be a man and tend to your home-get off the blogs

  54. a non
    March 21, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Fact is, right wingers have a problem with inexpensive and accessible education.

    Fact is, most right wingers are poorly educated and have little grasp of the complex issues for which they pretend to have solutions. Close examination of their statements usually show how little they understand and how much they rely on their media demagogues for their vacuous ideas.

    Mangles and RefFan are good examples.

  55. High Finance
    March 21, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    All the nasty vitriol by the left here points out clearly your lack of confidence in Seidner.

  56. Anonymous
    March 21, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    smiles to hi-fi! pivot, pivot, I’m right, you’re wrong, we’ll win at all costs, pivot, pivot, divisive, vitriol, pivot, pivot, I’m not taking part in this, pivot, pivot, crazy left, pivot, pivot, ***you are losing your touch gurl! you might want to change your game, hi-fi, cause it’s getting predictable!

  57. March 21, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Gurl? Is that meant as an insult? After you told HiFi to take part in a “circle jerk”? Are you typing one-handed? Please stop.

  58. Anonymous
    March 21, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    never meant as an insult! there’s no use speaking to them on an educated level, they hear none of it, and i don’t have the energy to listen to the same old bs

  59. March 21, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    In that case be mindful of your own statements. Smart people (and smart women) read this blog.

  60. Anonymous
    March 21, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    word-no insult to women ever intended

  61. Anonymous
    March 21, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Your comments only paint yourself in a poor light 6:29.

    The posters slamming HiFi and Fred accusing them of “vitriol” , circle jerking and various other personal attacks without recognizing that they are doing all that and more with their posts are achingly funny and sad at the same time.

    The CR accreditation issue is a fair question, one not meriting the slew of personal attacks. I think a fair answer is that most if not all candidates list issues that the the governing board they are running for have no direct jurisdiction over but are seen as issues that are important to the whole community.

  62. March 21, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    I think a fair answer is that most if not all candidates list issues that the the governing board they are running for have no direct jurisdiction over….

    That is totally nonsensical. It makes no sense for a candidate to bring up issues that don’t apply to the office he or she is seeking.

    I suppose there’s no ethical problem if they do, but it’s to their peril.

  63. March 21, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    It makes no sense for a candidate to bring up issues that don’t apply

    So candidates should talk about jobs, jobs, jobs but make no mention of the biggest employer in their district? That’s nonsensical.

  64. March 21, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    I can’t believe you’re falling for this, Heraldo. How simple can I make this?

    C/R is governed by a President and Board not even remotely related to the Board of Supervisors. Wouldn’t voters prefer to hear what the candidates feel on issues they do have authority over? Building codes, the operation of the Sheriff’s Office, the list could go on.

    Would it make sense for any of the candidates to use what’s going on in Afghanistan as a campaign issue? No, and they probably have as much influence as what goes on in Afghanistan as the do at C/R, with the exception that maybe as private persons they might know some of the players in the game and be able to put a bug in their ear- about as much influence as the rest of us have.

    The ones making the stink here are, as usual, trying to find a wedge issue for what they perceive as the anti- Arkley candidate before any campaign issues in the race have even arisen. Shame on you for falling in with that crowd when they’ve made such asses of themselves on this thread already.

    You want to sling some mud on the candidates, stick with zoning issues and how Rex Bohn feels about them. What connection does Seidner have with the local indian casinos? If you want to get dirty with this at least you could do it using issues that might have an impact with the candidates fitness for the supervisor position.

    As it is, you and the cretins you’re supporting are only going to make fools of yourselves focusing on an issue that’s outside- or should be- the purview of the office in question

  65. March 21, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    So Cheryl Seidner is a “cretin” according to Fred. Now there’s a way to have a discussion about issues directly affecting Humboldt County.

    And you lecture people about “slinging mud.”

  66. 720
    March 21, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Fred,

    What I mean is that pretty most candidates make campaign promises and statements that they will have no possible way of having a direct influence on if elected.

    BTW, I am voting for Bohn, as he has been a friend for many years, but I won’t be unhappy if Cheryl wins – as I said earlier, two good people, both good candidates (as well as DeModena, who is a non factor) – neither meriting the demonization from any side.

    Tough questions are fair though – the LNG issue that Rex is accused of being totally on board with. I asked him about it and he said that if anyone can dig up the old times standard article in which he is quoted, it will state that his quotes run along the lines that he didn’t know whether or not it was a good fit for the bay, but that their proposal deserved to be heard.

  67. 720
    March 21, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    OMG, Heraldo, that’s rich. After all the name calling by Bohn detractors, and no reaction and you call Fred out for calling those you support a cretin?

    I hope you live up to the same standards you expect other to “have a discussion about issues directly affecting Humboldt County”.

    In the past you haven’t but this thread at least has been promising coming from your end at least.

  68. March 21, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    After all the name calling by Bohn detractors, and no reaction

    Read my comments above, jackass.

  69. Sonny Fortuna
    March 21, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    It’s like this.

    The county is about to waste a million dollars bribing American Airlines to provide us with “service.”

    That million dollars might be a much better investment for Humboldt County if it were spent at College of the Redwoods.

    It’s the kind of decisions that supervisors make.

  70. 720
    March 21, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Read my whole post, jackass.

    Please, one half a thread of you trying to refrain from namecalling and focus on the issues doesn’t excuse the first six years when you or whoever was manning the controls of planet heraldo didn’t excerise any such restraint

  71. 720
    March 21, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Just in case…

    “In the past you haven’t but this thread at least has been promising coming from your end at least.”

  72. March 21, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Your insight into comment moderation of the Herald is sorely lacking. But go ahead and defend Fred’s name-calling of Cheryl Seidner a “cretin.” It’s telling about both of you.

  73. a non
    March 21, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    OK. Heraldo and 720, it is way past your bedtime. Knock off the juvenile act and go to bed.

    The adults will continue to discourse with a purpose. We hope.

  74. March 21, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Sorry to interrupt the obviously high level of maturity on this thread. Carry on.

  75. Anonymous
    March 21, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    “…anyone can dig up the old times standard article in which he (Bohn) is quoted, it will state that his quotes run along the lines that he didn’t know whether or not it was a good fit for the bay, but that their proposal deserved to be heard.”

    Bohn trotting around town with a huge LNG pin on his chest with all the others shouting about “jobs first”. Anyone who thought the LNG case wasn’t being heard is a liar.

  76. 713
    March 21, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    It is reasonable to do a feasibility study before we get the pitchforks out. Isn’t that what the issue was, whether or not to allow them to do a study? Seems pretty ignorant not to study something. Seriously.

  77. Anonymous
    March 21, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Rex is a Republican. Cheryl is a Democrat. DeModena has a Tea Party background.

    My understanding is that Rex is an Independent and that DeModena is Republican, but maybe I’m misinformed.

  78. Anonymous
    March 21, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    It was a feasibility study with legal ramifications and a possible M.O.U.

    Seems pretty disingenuous to omit the facts, seriously.

    But hey, they plopped a nuclear plant on an earthquake fault and handed the children at Pine Hill Elementary School radiation badges….what’s the big deal with an LNG burn-radius easily engulfing the highest population in the county?

  79. March 22, 2012 at 6:48 am

    Heraldo wrote, So Cheryl Seidner is a “cretin” according to Fred. .

    I’m referring to the commentators here that have poor reading comprehension and think I’m saying C/R isn’t an important local institution when I’m simply saying its operation isn’t within the job description of the BOS.

    Normally you’d stand aside an not get involved when your people are making asses of themselves here, but in this case you joined in and seem to not understand, either.

  80. March 22, 2012 at 6:54 am

    720 wrote, What I mean is that pretty most candidates make campaign promises and statements that they will have no possible way of having a direct influence on if elected..

    But those promises often have some relation to the job at issue. They can say they’re all for jobs, but I can’t recall any instance where any candidate was able to “create” jobs, aside from government ones.

    But, jobs is certainly a local issue that is fair enough for a BOS candidate to bring up as it’s conceivable they could affect the job market one way or another by what they do in office.

    A BOS candidate discussing C/R’s operations is akin to a Fortuna City Council candidate claiming he’s going to lower water bills in the City of Eureka.

  81. March 22, 2012 at 7:00 am

    Sonny wrote, The county is about to waste a million dollars bribing American Airlines to provide us with “service.”
    That million dollars might be a much better investment for Humboldt County if it were spent at College of the Redwood
    .

    The county spending money on the airport or airlines does INDEED fall within the purview of the BOS job description. College of the Redwoods is a state run operation so it’s not a BOS issue, unless some candidate wants to propose taking the money from the airport and donating to C/R as a gift.

    I’m not sure that idea would get very far.

  82. March 22, 2012 at 7:07 am

    720 wrote, “BTW, I am voting for Bohn, as he has been a friend for many years, but I won’t be unhappy if Cheryl wins – as I said earlier, two good people, both good candidates (as well as DeModena, who is a non factor)”

    I haven’t made any decision at all at this point in regards that race, although I’ll admit I’m acquainted with Bohn so certainly lean towards him. And why cast DeModena as a non- factor? I know nothing about her and realize she doesn’t seem to have much support, but maybe she’s got some good ideas and issues to bring to the table?

  83. I vote in District 1
    March 22, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Fred, you don’t vote in this race. You live in another district.

  84. March 22, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Good point. Hadn’t thought about that.

    Still, I like to think I keep an open mind in regards candidates most of the time and I’ve been known not to vote at all if I see no compelling reason to chose one candidate over another.

    For instance, I didn’t vote in the Bass vs. Neely contest last time around. I had mixed feelings but couldn’t get past that the only reason anyone had for supporting Virginia was that Neely had “…been there too long”. Nothing on the issues. I couldn’t see voting for, or against, anybody just because of their length of time in office.

    After the election I realized I probably should have voted for Bass for one reason alone:

    Albeit not directly related to the office in question, Frank Jager told me that Bonnie Neely had actually volunteered and done door- to- door work for George Clark (NAN?) when he ran for Eureka City Council

    I thought that was over the top. Assuming Clark is NAN, Clark is a flake and supporting Clark over Jager was just unpardonable and showed a very serious character flaw on Neely’s part, imo. Not too big a deal if she had simply given him an endorsement, but to actually do legwork for him? No way I should have let that go.

    But, I’d forgotten about that on Election Day. As it stands, it’s some time after that election. Can anybody give me an example of something Bass has done on the BOS that Neely wouldn’t have, or vice- versa? Nothing comes to my mind.

  85. Anonymous
    March 22, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Beautiful photos of Cheryl at her campaign announcement yesterday in the Times-Standard.

    Go Chery – win!

    CR’s potential loss of accreditation is ALARMING. This is where we train and educate our future police officers and nurses, to just name a few occupations. Saying that CR is not in the jurisdiction of the BOS is ridiculous.

    Go Cheryl -win!

  86. 713
    March 22, 2012 at 7:44 am

    “Seems pretty disingenuous to omit the facts, seriously.”

    yes it does. read it here for yourself:

    http://co.humboldt.ca.us/board/agenda/questys/mg9178/as9216/as9217/ai12072/do12173/bosagendaitem.pdf

    from what i read they wanted a right to negotiate in exchange for doing the feasibility study and also were going to pay the county for an independent review of their study before any decisions were made. Get the pitchforks.

  87. Mitch
    March 22, 2012 at 8:03 am

    713,

    I normally think feasibility studies are fine.

    But turning Eureka into an LNG port, in a world of Fukushima, New Orleans, Bhopal, the Exxon Valdez and the BP drilling in the Gulf, could very simply and accurately be described as endangering every resident within a mile of Eureka’s coast so that a few people could get jobs and a few others could make some big bucks.

    If a feasibility study is a camel’s nose in that tent, yes, I’m glad people ran for their pitchforks.

  88. Sonny Fortuna
    March 22, 2012 at 8:10 am

    The definition of insanity, doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Why throw a million dollars of our money at American Airlines?

    Just one word on this subject: DELTA AIRLINES. Ok that’s two words.

    It’s recent history. We need some supervisors with some sense. What are these five thinking about?

  89. March 22, 2012 at 8:18 am

    I’m with Rex Bohn on the LNG, except I ultimately decided against it. To me it seemed a good idea towards bringing industry to the county. Still does, but my concern had to do with what would have happened with the North Jetty should an LNG terminal end up there.

    The main turn off for me would be the security and safety precautions that would likely dominate the North Spit if the terminal was there. Especially with the Homeland Security stuff that has been increasing year by year (regardless of any threat), I envisioned people having a rough time just driving out to the jetty to fish because of all the security and safety precautions.

    I still think it might be a good idea if placed somewhere else in the county- Centerville Beach, for instance- if they could build some sort of pier to accommodate ships. That location wouldn’t be as much of an economic benefit to Eureka and the rest of the county but there would still be added jobs and revenue from it.

  90. Mitch
    March 22, 2012 at 8:26 am

    No, Fred, not Centerville Beach. Your house.

  91. March 22, 2012 at 8:47 am

    That would be fine, except I’m right in the middle of town. That wouldn’t work. Zoning laws, you know.

  92. paramed
    March 22, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Fred Mangles, I think they have you on the wrong meds. For a person with so little to say, you sure spend a lot of time at the keyboard. Fred, you are not very bright and you are very boring.

  93. Mitch
    March 22, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Fine, Fred.

    We’ll evacuate everything for a mile around your house and put a few tons of TNT next door.

    You’ll be given an ABSOLUTE PROMISE from BP, Exxon, the Army Corps of Engineers and Union Carbide that nothing whatsoever can go wrong, and there’ll be jobs (not for you, but for your neighbors).

    It will be great. You’ll have a lot of room to yourself, and an ABSOLUTE PROMISE of safety.

  94. Mitch
    March 22, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Oh, I forgot. The Board of Supervisors will also promise that nothing will go wrong. And they’re going to consult with experts first.

    So, no problem.

  95. Mitch
    March 22, 2012 at 9:06 am

    PGE executives will also be called in, to make extra sure everything will be safe. And this time they’re going to keep those records.

  96. Sonny Fortuna
    March 22, 2012 at 9:09 am

    How about spending a million dollars towards giving free broadband wi fi access to Humboldt County? Much better use than to shovel it to a zombie airline.

  97. CitiZen
    March 22, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Am I missing something? I see all these baseball signs that sprouted up in one day. Is someone running for Baseball Commissioner?

  98. Anonymous
    March 22, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Contributions to Cheryl Seidner for Supervisor 2012 may be sent to:

    Cheryl Seidner for Supervisor 2012
    P.O. Box 6451
    Eureka, California 95502

  99. Anonymous
    March 22, 2012 at 11:02 am

    “Assuming Clark is NAN, Clark is a flake and supporting Clark over Jager was just unpardonable and showed a very serious character flaw on Neely’s part, imo.” (Fred Mangels).

    “Jobs, jobs, jobs”….oh, unless it’s someone from the left that created them successfully…

    It’s plain to see who has the character flaw here.

  100. CSI-Eureka
    March 22, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Fred, you might want to look a little closer at the writing styles of posters/commenters before you make an assumption on the pseudonym of “Not A Native.”

    George Clark writes closer to the style of “Reinventing The Wheel”

  101. Alas
    March 22, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Do tell us Fred….what has Frank Jager accomplished for Eureka? Can’t wait to read the list…

  102. Not A Native
    March 22, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Oh CSI let Fred play in his sandbox, imagining he has insight in other poster’s identities. Deep down, Fred knows he has limited mental ability. He’s been told that his whole life, from elementary school onward. This week he discover the word ‘cretin’, but doesn’t know how to correctly use it.

    And BTW Fred, your ‘hero’ Libertarian Ron Paul, refuses to accept Secret Service protection because he calls it welfare. And sincere Libertarians refuse to take welfare under any circumstance. So by Ron Paul’s measure, Fred you’re simply a welfare Republican.

  103. Ben Shepherd
    March 22, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Read the press coverage of the announcement and see the list of supporters, just the same tired bunch that cost Humboldt jobs, now supporting jobs. What a joke. I think that Sheryl is a good person but has been sucked in and used by the desperate Dems trying to keep their place on the Board.

  104. pray tell
    March 22, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    How is that, Ben?

  105. Sidney H.G. Pierce
    March 22, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Rex’s baseball signs are so appropriate because the Republican jobs jobs jobs are all like the ones in this Costa Rican Rawlings baseball factory:

    They earn a base salary of US$1.60 an hour, slightly above Costa Rica’s minimum wage but a world away from the US$3 million average salary of a US professional baseball player.

    Still, for many in Turrialba it’s a good deal.

    “It’s pretty hard to find work,” said Rocio Gamboa, 33, who has been stitching baseballs at the factory for 11 years.

    She produces 200 balls a week, and receives a US$0.52 bonus for each ball she completes above the 156-ball minimum. The major league balls are sold at retail for US $14.99.

    http://tinyurl.com/7c7opla

  106. High Finance
    March 22, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Frank Jager has donated decades of his life to the local Boy Scouts and helping kids grow up to be good adults.

    Unlike you Alas.

    The lefties here would know the meaning behind the ball signs for Rex if any of you ever volunteered for anything.

  107. TimH
    March 22, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    What makes you assume rawlings has anything to do with republicans? I don’t get the connection.

  108. CitiZen
    March 22, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Thanks Sidney. Maybe we could out-source the supervisor positions. That would save the county money, and it might even bring new insight into how we can improve things here. For example: they could teach us how to make tacky trinkets to sell to their fellow countrymen when they start touring America and we are once again simple peasants.

  109. bogey
    March 22, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Well Hi Fi since you are the man in the know, can you tell us how many baseball and softball umpires are on the Rec. Department payroll? I know there are a bunch of them on the Eureka payroll. How many are there and how much do they make per year for their part time jobs?

  110. Animal Lecture
    March 22, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Don’t worry Rex, it’s all downhill from here.

    No huff and puff, easy. You are the tortoise. Or is it the hare?

  111. What Now
    March 22, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    The softball icon for Bohn is appropriate as he can, at best, muster enough intellect to handle softball issues.
    Faced with a dilema of selecting between two or more unfamiliar beers, he’d need to ask for help from any fully functionaing adult saddled with the task of babysitting him.

  112. Ben's Mom
    March 22, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Ben Shepherd, you should have waited and endorsed Cheryl.

  113. Hands Solo
    March 22, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    We can designate Rex’s campaign – “The Boys of Summer!”

    We need to get a beer mug big enough to float a baseball in, that will resonate with two constituencies @ once!

  114. March 22, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    HSU and CR–Your university–your community college right

    in Humboldt county.–they are assets and deserve our support,,

    and the support of our supervisors. We care!!!

  115. High Finance
    March 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Sometimes the ignorance displayed by the Bohn haters here scares me !

  116. pray tell
    March 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Haters? Ignorant? Anonymous like you, h.f. Bohn is Bohn. Cheryl’s candidacy is a real opportunity for voters. People first!

  117. 713
    March 22, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    What is the Hsu educational opportunity program?

  118. Down the Road
    March 23, 2012 at 8:31 am

    I had a poll phone call yesterday regarding whether I would vote
    for Cheryl or Rex. My reply was:” I wouldn’t vote for either one.” One is a yes boy to the cronies that run this area, the other a yes
    girl to the left.

    Cheryl sits on the board of RCAA who has a 11 million dollar a year
    budget, paid by the taxpayer. The poll asked if I would allow
    a campaign sign on my property. I said: “No, it would get in the
    way of the real estate for sale sign.”

  119. Yokel
    March 23, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Nice to hear from Annette’s supporter.

  120. What Now
    March 23, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    High Finance says:
    March 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm
    “Sometimes the ignorance displayed by the Bohn haters here scares me !”

    Those brief elusive bouts with sobriety have ALWAYS spooked you, ‘Fried.

  121. Not A Native
    March 23, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    I don’t find any comments here that show hatred for Rex Bohn. Generally, the comments give him the appropriate respect as any other High School graduate seeking the most responsible county public office.

    BTW, did Rex graduate HS with any specific recognition of outstanding academic achievement?

  122. 713
    March 23, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    NAN, do you know what is the HSU educational opportunity program is?

  123. Anonymous
    March 23, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    713, do you know how to type HSU educational opportunity program into Google?

    Have you ever taken an opportunity to raise yourself out of helpless ignorance, 713?

  124. Alas
    March 23, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    High Finance says:
    March 22, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    “Frank Jager has donated decades of his life to the local Boy Scouts and helping kids grow up to be good adults.”

    Indeed, it appears his time in office was nothing but a reward for past performance. He’s done little in office otherwise.

  125. Anonymous
    March 24, 2012 at 2:23 am

    People first…works for me. CR enabled me to become a nurse helping community members suffering from mental health and addiction concerns. I’ve been able to purchase a home, pay my taxes and contribute to the community.

    It IS a valid topic if the Board wants to Supervise this community.

    May the best person win !

    Fred you can add your usual comment now

  126. High Finance
    March 24, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Can you read 2.23am and others ?

    Fred & I are not saying the CR accrediation problem is not serious, it is.

    We ARE saying it has absolutely nothing to do with the Supervisors – zip, nada, zero. The have no authority, no influence and no say in the matter. It is a separate elected body, the CR Board of Trustees that have the authority. Seidner appeared silly & posturing when she said it would be her top priority.

    If you cannot understand that one simple fact then there is no hope for you.

  127. Harold Knight
    March 24, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    CR and HSU have EVERYTHING to do with Humboldt County. If you cannot understand that one simple fact then there is no hope for you.

    Ever notice how focusing attention on issues can lead to broader public input, interest, involvement, and solutions?

    Of course not! You’re a provocateur.

  128. High Finance
    March 24, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    You have not a clue as to how the real world works.

    Either that or you are so far in the tank to support the unrex that you will support any ridiculous thing the unrex says.

  129. Anonymous
    March 24, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Can someone remind me what specific issue Rex said he would address?

  130. Harold Knight
    March 24, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    So far, it would appear to be Prorex. All else is unrex. Ask the rexpert, High Moron…..

  131. High Finance
    March 25, 2012 at 7:04 am

    Let me guess Harold, you don’t have many friends in real life do you ?

  132. out of bounds
    March 25, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Rex is the man with the balls. Baseballs, that is. Baseball is the most important issue Rex would address as Supervisor. You do understand how important baseball is to our local economy, don’t you? Number one issue for Supervisors.

  133. Harold Knight
    March 26, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Hilarious Out Of Bounds.

    “High Finance”, coward that he is, must replay his tired insults.

    One need only observe Jager’s big political promises and accomplishments to gauge Bohn’s….baseball and boy scouts! Jager was silent even as the council reversed his only campaign promise of campaign finance reform!

    CR and HSU have EVERYTHING to do with Humboldt County.

  134. Annonymous
    March 26, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Eureka hs always been plagued by BBB representatives:. Baseball, Boyscouts and Booze.

  135. Memory Lane
    March 27, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Perfect for Bohn.

    Remember when he owned the “4th Street Connection?”

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