Driving game

Driving up Highway 101 through Mendocino County will bring you past a newish sign that boasts local “Wilderness, Waves [and] Wineries.” So funny, because of that other “W” word Mendocino is known for, but failed to make the list.

Humboldt County could do better.

With a small addition to an existing sign on the Humboldt/Mendocino border, we Northerners could show our neighbor how to be frank, fearless and factual when it comes to signage.

  1. skippy
    July 8, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Nice.

  2. Anonymous
    July 8, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Humboldt County Line

    Drugs * Guns * No Legit Jobs

  3. July 8, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    In other words, Guns, Ganja and Government.

  4. Anonymous
    July 9, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Stumps? I guess you mean all the stumps in RG? The G sign was much better.

  5. Anonymous
    July 9, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Drugs * Guns * Drug Jobs

  6. Walt
    July 9, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Medicine $ Mendicants $ Moisture

  7. 713
    July 9, 2012 at 6:40 am

    Potheads, Protesters, Progressives

  8. July 9, 2012 at 6:47 am

    They need a “like” or “dislike” function on this blog.

  9. just middle class
    July 9, 2012 at 7:26 am

    This and the last post show that H has run out of things to say.

  10. July 9, 2012 at 7:52 am

    And yet JMC’s fountain of wisdom continues to gush forth in the comments section

  11. Bolithio
    July 9, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Does anyone remember the HAPN (Hum Area Pagan Network) freeway cleanup sign that was near salmon creek, which was spitefully replaced with Conservative Evangelical Christians? I still crack up when I see that sign.

  12. Big Al
    July 9, 2012 at 7:59 am

    word is… the county is thinking it better get busy and embrace the idea of legal weed and the Humboldt Homegrown™ brand.
    check out HH on facebook, it is already happening…

  13. jr
    July 9, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Bolithio, I remember the Pagan network sign, but did not know it was replaced. Time for the original sign to be born again.

  14. anonymous
    July 9, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Heraldo, you’ve started a great summer game–tag lines for Mendocino and Humboldt counties. Let’s extend it to include Del Norte, Trinity and Siskiyou counties too.

  15. Anonymous
    July 9, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Humboldt Homegrown is a horrible brand name. You might as well call it Make-It-At-Home-Yourself because you’re reminding consumers there’s nothing special about your weed.

  16. Olie
    July 9, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Humboldt County
    Bums, Meth-heads, and Thieves.

  17. What Now
    July 9, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Clever postm Heraldo.
    Thankd for the laugh.

  18. Anonymous
    July 9, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    State Court ruling is out for Richardson Grove. Big win for Cal Trans.

  19. High Finance
    July 9, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Good news 12.02pm !!

  20. Fact Checker
    July 9, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Define “good”

  21. Fact Checker
    July 9, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    “Good” for greedy Banksters? Or “good” for America the Beautiful?

  22. Anonymous
    July 9, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Reinholtsen… pfft!

  23. Anonymous
    July 9, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Wow! The Judge really took EPIC behind the wood shed. Said they were intentionally misrepresenting the facts (shocked face). Glad somebody has the nerve to call it what it is.

  24. unanonymous
    July 9, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    so should’t there be at least a contempt charge against epic if they lied like the judge said? the taxpayers demand restitution for their frivolous lawsuit and perjury.

  25. Anonymous
    July 9, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Lying implies the intentional communication of a false statement.

    I’m sure EPIC really believes what it’s saying, and so isn’t lying. As an analogy, suppose a crackpot tells you aliens visited him last night.. If he believes aliens visited him last night, it’s not a lie. It may be absurdly false and batshit insane, but it’s not a lie.

    As local environmental causes go, pursuing Richardson Grove is full of FAIL. CalTrans has gone to great strides to protect the old growth redwoods. I don’t believe this fight is over redwoods, not for a minute. And no court is going to stop this minor project because activists don’t like big trucks (streamlined commerce for Humboldt County).

  26. High Finance
    July 9, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Good for Humboldt County working folks Factless.

  27. What Now
    July 9, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Highly Dekusional is back to posting under his initial monicker.
    Must be hitting 12 step meetings again.

  28. Anonymous
    July 9, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Read the judge’s admonition to EPIC if you want a classic example of straight-from-the-shoulder fearless fact-telling.

  29. 06em
    July 9, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Nugs Slugs Uggs

  30. 713
    July 9, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Humboldt County:
    Ruthless Redwood Rivalry

  31. Anonymous
    July 9, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    “I’m sure EPIC really believes what it’s saying, and so isn’t lying. As an analogy, suppose a crackpot tells you aliens visited him last night.. If he believes aliens visited him last night, it’s not a lie. It may be absurdly false and batshit insane, but it’s not a lie.”

    While I am sure the Kim Stars of the world blieve it, I can’t immagine the ambulance chasers at EPIC or the Center for Biological Diversity do. To them it is just a game and a way to make a living off of the taxpayer.

  32. firesidechet
    July 9, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Funny, but you misspelled sinsemilla… then again, seems about right.

  33. sinsemilla
    July 9, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    WTF? Isn’t this thred about a firckin sign?

  34. Anonymous
    July 9, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    a way to make a living off of the taxpayer.

    When they lose a lawsuit against a public agency, how are they making a living off of taxpayers?

  35. unanonymous
    July 9, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    nonprofit tax exempt hucksters.

  36. Sunny
    July 9, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    “Nugs Slugs Uggs” for the win.

  37. What Now
    July 9, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    unanonymous says:
    July 9, 2012 at 9:23 pm
    “nonprofit tax exempt hucksters.”
    Sounds like the definition of a church, mosque or synagogue.

  38. unanonymous
    July 10, 2012 at 4:57 am

    yea, and epic fits well with their beliefs, facts held as true in the lack of evidence.

  39. SmokeMonster
    July 10, 2012 at 8:32 am

    I’d really like to know where this supposed “pre existing” sign is located?

  40. July 10, 2012 at 10:21 am

    The whole country is so full of hatred, backbiting and blaming. Siding with unknown distant people against the folks you’ll need to count on during a disaster. What the hell is wrong with our society? Makes it so a person doesn’t want to go to the grocery store and have to look at all the scowling, ugly faces filling the air with hatred.
    Strangely, there’s no shortage of crosses and Jesus bumper-stickers. There doesn’t seem to be any happiness or joy left.
    I imagine Rome was a lot like this before it collapsed.

  41. SmokeMonster
    July 10, 2012 at 10:44 am

    What gives H,you had to clear my question through moderation,yet can’t answer the question asked? Which is based off a statement you or the author of this article claimed……

  42. Smart 5th Grader
    July 10, 2012 at 10:51 am

    High Treason is so predictable. Hate the government until Sacramento and CalTrans crush the locals, then start cheering for the government. As long as the government is doing the bidding of big business (increasingly more and more the mission of the American government), High Treason is happy as a Bankster depositing a welfare, I mean, Bailout check.

  43. July 10, 2012 at 11:03 am

    If Smokey would like to start a rumor that the sign in Mendocino on 101 doesn’t exist, feel free.

  44. jr
    July 10, 2012 at 11:15 am

    I believe I saw the Mendocino sign on northbound 101 near the crest of the last hill before the descent into the Ukiah valley. I think that it was placed there by the Mendocino Promotional Alliance which is similar to a convention and visitors bureau.

  45. Anonymous
    July 10, 2012 at 11:39 am

    “When they lose a lawsuit against a public agency, how are they making a living off of taxpayers”

    The point is that they have nothing to lose. If they achieve even a marginal victory (like in the Federal case) they ask for hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees and when their lawsuits turn out to be bogus they lose nothing. In both cases the taxpayers are on the hook for the cost. It is the same deal “too big to fail” banks have. Heads we win. Tails you lose.

  46. SmokeMonster
    July 10, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    I’m asking about the Humboldt sign that the author claims exists(I know without the bottom part) hence my original “pre existing” comment. Since the article clearly states in the last paragraph that you made “a small addition to”

  47. Anonymous
    July 10, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    The point is that they have nothing to lose.

    Baloney. They lose on legal fees, especially if required to pay the state’s legal expenses. And if the nonprofit’s lawyers work for free, you’ve wasted a favor they might be less likely to extend the next time. And the nonprofit certainly loses credibility, especially with such a strong rebuke received this week. If the federal case is lost, there’s no question about whether this week’s rebuke was correct.

  48. Thirdeye
    July 10, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    When was the last time EPIC had to pay the State’s legal expenses?

    As much as EPIC’s credibility has been hammered, there’s no real damage as long as it’s credible with those of a certain mindset willing to open their wallets.

    There probably is a downside to pursuing ridiculous cases, but as long as there’s the prospect of getting some go-away money because the opposite side’s bean counters think it’s a good idea, the upside outweighs the downside. Paying go-away money isn’t a legal loss, but it is definitely a political loss.

  49. Anonymous
    July 10, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Fireside, I looked it up and it seems that there is more than one way to spell sensimilla.

  50. High Finance
    July 10, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    I spell it L O S E R

  51. firesidechet
    July 10, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Anonymous – sin (spanish- without) semilla (spanish -seed) Spelling it any other way just doesn’t make sinse.

  52. Kathy
    July 11, 2012 at 6:12 am

    Meth, Crack, and Thievery

  53. Kathy
    July 11, 2012 at 6:15 am

    WELCOME TO WHITE HUMBOLDT

    (Blacks You Past Oakland by 370miles)

  54. lumpy swine barn
    July 11, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Nugs Slugs and Uggs!

    06em I snorted coffee out my nose!! Ha!

  55. anonymous
    July 11, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Passed, not past. 6:15am must be a product of Humboldt County schools.

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