As we get closer to the election June 3rd the propaganda is starting to fill the airwaves and the mail boxes. One of the more curious mailers to show up, is this one:Why would Elan Firpo, who has positioned herself as the progressive candidate in the race to be the next District Attorney, buy an ad in a flier put out by the Very Conservative Budget-Watch organization. This add puts her in the company of only Republicans and some of the most Conservative candidates in California.
And things just keep getting Weirder. The Lostcoast Outpost had a story regarding the mystery caller who, very rudely, grilled Maggie Fleming about whether she vote for Paul Gallegos. When we first heard this story we thought, obviously, the caller was the well known local, back room dealing, political insider and Svengali, Matthew Owen!!! Uhmm….wait a minute…..when we finally heard it, the voice actually sounds just like the other local behind the scenes politico hustler, who we normally agree with, Richard Salzman. The audio is worth listening to. Especially since the “anonymous” caller seems to be deriding Fleming for maybe believing that Paul hasn’t done the best job. The voting public seems pretty over Paul and sentiment against Gallegos is pretty popular across a wide political spectrum. So, it seems strange for Salzman (and Firpo) to try to hang this election on loyalty and fidelity to the departing Paul Gallegos.
These additional oddities:
I have witnessed the divisive politics within the Humboldt Democratic Central Committee, as a voting member representing the 5th District. I resigned my position after realizing the direction the majority of the “progressive”(left-leaning) Democrats would dictate on the citizens of this county. In my opinion, they have lost touch with the middle class, workers, and business, all necessary to sustain a viable economy. I will not condone confiscation or erosion of private property rights, and to dictate thought (precursors to 1930s National Socialists in Germany).
Over the top rant from “supposed” union spokesperson Sid Berg
I’m excited about my choice! Maggie is going to make history! (A true kiss of death from)
Dave Parris, Humboldt County Coroner, Eureka
I have been very disappointed in Mr. Kerrigan’s campaign even though I am a Virginia Bass supporter.
The reality that we cannot expect the grant money gravy train to keep running if we keep pulling up the tracks, is coming clearer every day.
(gravy train engineer) Uri Driscoll, Arcata
Finally there is the David Prendergast‘s seemingly very personal campaign against Alan Dollison playing out partly here on this blog: