Putting Trump on trial isn’t enough, the other republican traitors must face justice too

Trump’s responsibility for the vicious January 6 insurrection is unmistakable.
The Senate must convict Donald Trump… and disqualify him from ever holding federal office again.
Trump perpetrated a “grievous betrayal of his oath of office” when he “incited a violent mob to attack the United States Capitol” while Congress was convening on January 6 to count the electoral votes confirming Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election.

Trump “summoned a mob to Washington, exhorted them into a frenzy, and aimed them like a loaded cannon down Pennsylvania Avenue.” “As it stormed the Capitol, the mob yelled out ‘Trump Sent Us,’ ‘Hang Mike Pence,’ and ‘Traitor Traitor Traitor,”

We will all remember January 6, 2021—and Trump’s singular responsibility for that tragedy. It is impossible to imagine the events of January 6 occurring without Trump creating a powder keg, striking a match, and then seeking personal advantage from the ensuing havoc.

Instead of immediately telling his supporters who were overrunning the Capitol to stand down and condemning their attack, Trump was “delighted” and publicly told the insurrectionists that they were “special” and “loved.”

All these Senate Republican/Russian enablers must stand trial for aiding and abetting Trump in all of his seditious and insurrectionist actions

Barrasso, John (R-WY)
Blackburn, Marsha (R-TN)
Blunt, Roy (R-MO)
Boozman, John (R-AR)
Braun, Mike (R-IN) 
Burr, Richard (R-NC)
Capito, Shelley Moore (R-WV)   
Cassidy, Bill (R-LA)
Cornyn, John (R-TX)
Cotton, Tom (R-AR)
Cramer, Kevin (R-ND)
Crapo, Mike (R-ID)
Cruz, Ted (R-TX)
Daines, Steve (R-MT)
Ernst, Joni (R-IA)
Fischer, Deb (R-NE)
Graham, Lindsey (R-SC)
Grassley, Chuck (R-IA)
Hagerty, Bill (R-TN)
Hawley, Josh (R-MO)
Hoeven, John (R-ND)
Hyde-Smith, Cindy (R-MS)
Inhofe, James M. (R-OK)
Johnson, Ron (R-WI)
Kennedy, John (R-LA)
Lankford, James (R-OK)
Lee, Mike (R-UT)
Lummis, Cynthia M. (R-WY)
Marshall, Roger, M.D. (R-KS)
McConnell, Mitch (R-KY)
Moran, Jerry (R-KS)
Paul, Rand (R-KY)
Portman, Rob (R-OH)
Rounds, Mike (R-SD)
Rubio, Marco (R-FL)
Scott, Rick (R-FL)
Scott, Tim (R-SC)
Shelby, Richard C. (R-AL)
Sullivan, Dan (R-AK)
Thune, John (R-SD)
Tillis, Thom (R-NC)
Toomey, Patrick J. (R-PA)
Tuberville, Tommy (R-AL)
Wicker, Roger F. (R-MS)
Young, Todd (R-IN)

Putin’s bitch till the end

Donald Trump finally commented on the suspected Russian hack of the U.S. government — and of course found a way to blame China and fold the attack into his election defeat conspiracy theories.

At least six government departments were hacked in an attack the even Secretary of State Mike Pompeo agreed was “pretty clearly” the work of Russian intelligence operatives, but Trump as always cast blame away from the Kremlin in his first public comments on the breach six days after it was first reported.

The Cyber Hack is far greater in the Fake News Media than in actuality,” Trump tweeted. “I have been fully briefed and everything is well under control. Russia, Russia, Russia is the priority chant when anything happens because Lamestream is, for mostly financial reasons, petrified of discussing the possibility that it may be China (it may!).”

Trump then suggested the hack may have been carried out against his own election campaign, although no evidence of this has been reported by the media or been included in any of the legal challenges filed by his attorneys.

There could also have been a hit on our ridiculous voting machines during the election, which is now obvious that I won big, making it an even more corrupted embarrassment for the USA,” Trump tweeted, tagging director of national intelligence John Ratcliffe and Pompeo.

Raw Story

The authoritarian cult of Trump explained

The Brain’s Attention System Is More Strongly Engaged by Trump
According to a study that monitored brain activity while participants watched 40 minutes of political ads and debate clips from the presidential candidates, Donald Trump is unique in his ability to keep the brain engaged. While Hillary Clinton could only hold attention for so long, Trump kept both attention and emotional arousal high throughout the viewing session. This pattern of activity was seen even when Trump made remarks that individuals didn’t necessarily agree with. His showmanship and simple language clearly resonate with some at a visceral level.

America’s Obsession with Entertainment and Celebrities

Essentially, the loyalty of Trump supporters may in part be explained by America’s addiction to entertainment and reality TV. To some, it doesn’t matter what Trump actually says because he’s so amusing to watch. With the Donald, you are always left wondering what outrageous thing he is going to say or do next. He keeps us on the edge of our seat, and for that reason, some Trump supporters will forgive anything he says. They are happy as long as they are kept entertained.

“Some Men Just Want to Watch the World Burn.”

Some intelligent people who know better are supporting Trump simply to be rebellious or to introduce chaos into the political system. They may have such distaste for the establishment and Democrats like Hillary Clinton that their support for Trump is a symbolic middle finger directed at Washington. These people do not have their priorities straight and perhaps have other issues, like an innate desire to troll others, or a deranged obsession with schadenfreude.

The Fear-Factor: Conservatives Are More Sensitive to Threat

Science has unequivocally shown that the conservative brain has an exaggerated fear response when faced with stimuli that may be perceived as threatening. A 2008 study in the journal Science found that conservatives have a stronger physiological reaction to startling noises and graphic images compared to liberals. A brain-imaging study published in Current Biology revealed that those who lean right politically tend to have a larger amygdala — a structure that is electrically active during states of fear and anxiety. And a 2014 fMRI study found that it is possible to predict whether someone is a liberal or conservative simply by looking at their brain activity while they view threatening or disgusting images, such as mutilated bodies. Specifically, the brains of self-identified conservatives generated more activity overall in response to the disturbing images.

These brain responses are automatic, and not influenced by logic or reason. As long as Trump continues his fear mongering by constantly portraying Muslims and Hispanic immigrants as imminent dangers, many conservative brains will involuntarily light up like light bulbs being controlled by a switch. Fear keeps his followers energized and focused on safety. And when you think you’ve found your protector, you become less concerned with offensive and divisive remarks.

The Dunning-Kruger Effect: Humans Often Overestimate Their Political Expertise

Some support Donald Trump do so out of ignorance — basically, they are under-informed or misinformed about the issues at hand. When Trump tells them that crime is skyrocketing in the United States, or that the economy is the worst it’s ever been, they simply take his word for it.

The Dunning-Kruger effect explains that the problem isn’t just that they are misinformed; it’s that they are completely unaware that they are misinformed, which creates a double burden.

Studies have shown that people who lack expertise in some area of knowledge often have a cognitive bias that prevents them from realizing that they lack expertise. As psychologist David Dunning puts it in an op-ed for Politico, “The knowledge and intelligence that are required to be good at a task are often the same qualities needed to recognize that one is not good at that task — and if one lacks such knowledge and intelligence, one remains ignorant that one is not good at the task. This includes political judgment.” These people cannot be reached because they mistakenly believe they are the ones who should be reaching others.

Lack of Exposure to Dissimilar Others

Intergroup contact refers to contact with members of groups that are outside one’s own, which has been experimentally shown to reduce prejudice. As such, it’s important to note that there is growing evidence that Trump’s white supporters have experienced significantly less contact with minorities than other Americans. For example, a 2016 study found that “…the racial and ethnic isolation of Whites at the zip-code level is one of the strongest predictors of Trump support.” This correlation persisted while controlling for dozens of other variables. In agreement with this finding, the same researchers found that support for Trump increased with the voters’ physical distance from the Mexican border.

Trump’s Conspiracy Theories Target the Mentally Vulnerable

While the conspiracy theory crowd — who predominantly support Donald Trump and crackpot allies like Alex Jones and the shadowy QAnon — may appear to just be an odd quirk of modern society, the truth is that many of them suffer from psychological illnesses that involve paranoia and delusions, such as schizophrenia, or are at least vulnerable to them, like those with schizotypy personalities.

The link between schizotypy and belief in conspiracy theories is well-established, and a recent study published in the journal Psychiatry Research has demonstrated that it is still very prevalent in the population. The researchers found that those who were more likely to believe in outlandish conspiracy theories, such as the idea that the U.S. government created the AIDs epidemic, consistently scored high on measures of “odd beliefs and magical thinking.” One feature of magical thinking is a tendency to make connections between things that are actually unrelated in reality.

Donald Trump and his media allies target these people directly. All one has to do is visit alt-right websites and discussion boards to see the evidence for such manipulation.

A study published last year in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science found a direct link between national collective narcissism and support for Donald Trump. This correlation was discovered by researchers at the University of Warsaw, who surveyed over 400 Americans with a series of questionnaires about political and social beliefs. Where individual narcissism causes aggressiveness toward other individuals, collective narcissism involves negative attitudes and aggression toward ‘outsider’ groups (outgroups), who are perceived as threats.

Donald Trump exacerbates collective narcissism with his anti-immigrant, anti-elitist, and strongly nationalistic rhetoric. By referring to his supporters, an overwhelmingly white group, as being “true patriots” or “real Americans,” he promotes a brand of populism that is the epitome of “identity politics,” a term that is usually associated with the political left. Left-wing identity politics, as misguided as they may sometimes be, are generally aimed at achieving equality, while the right-wing brand is based on a belief that one nationality and race is superior or entitled to success and wealth for no other reason than identity.

The Desire to Want to Dominate Others

Social dominance orientation (SDO) — which is distinct but related to authoritarian personality syndrome (#13) — refers to people who have a preference for the societal hierarchy of groups, specifically with a structure in which the high-status groups have dominance over the low-status ones. Those with SDO are typically dominant, tough-minded, and driven by self-interest.

In Trump’s speeches, he appeals to those with SDO by repeatedly making a clear distinction between groups that have a generally higher status in society (White), and those groups that are typically thought of as belonging to a lower status (immigrants and minorities). A study published last year in the journal Personality and Individual Differences found that those who scored high on both SDO and authoritarianism were those who intended to vote for Trump in the election.

Authoritarian Personality Syndrome

Authoritarianism refers to the advocacy or enforcement of strict obedience to authority at the expense of personal freedom and is commonly associated with a lack of concern for the opinions or needs of others. Authoritarian personality syndrome —  a well-studied and globally-prevalent condition — is a state of mind that is characterized by belief in total and complete obedience to one’s authority. Those with the syndrome often display aggression toward outgroup members, submissiveness to authority, resistance to new experiences, and a rigid hierarchical view of society. The syndrome is often triggered by fear, making it easy for leaders who exaggerate threat or fear monger to gain their allegiance.

Although authoritarian personality is found among liberals, it is more common among the right-wing around the world. Trump’s speeches, which are laced with absolutist terms like “losers” and “complete disasters,” are naturally appealing to those with the syndrome.

While research showed that Republican voters in the U.S. scored higher than Democrats on measures of authoritarianism before Trump emerged on the political scene, a 2016 Politico survey found that high authoritarians greatly favored Trump

 

Edited from Raw Story by Bobby Azarian is a neuroscientist affiliated with George Mason University and a freelance journalist.

Trump: “I don’t take responsibility at all”

President Harry Truman had a famous sign on his desk reading “the buck stops here,” signifying that he was the decision-maker and responsible for the nation. When asked if he was responsible for the failures in testing for coronavirus, President Donald Trump passed the buck.

“I don’t take responsibility at all,” Trump told the crowd of press in the Rose Garden Friday.

Trump then moved on to attack former President Barack Obama for not acting on Swine Flu, or H1N1. (Which is a complete lie). The Obama administration declared an emergency about a week after the problem was discovered and by this time in the process, they had tested 1 million people. Former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that the mortality rate for the H1N1 disease in the United States was 0.002 percent. Compared to 1% at least for Coronavirus.  So the coronavirus is likely to kill far more people.

Former Obama campaign manager Dan Pfeiffer recalled Trump’s declaration in 2016: “I alone can fix it.”

NPR has Reported Trump dropped the ball on Coronavirus testing because he only wanted good news. Trump is worried about the ballot box in November, not the health of Americans

 

We didn’t benefit from the Trump tax give way to the rich, now we get to pay for his trade war with China

Doofus Trump the “so-called deal maker” has continued to “f—” with the Chinese trade negotiators in what can only be called a high stakes game of schoolyard bullying with very serious repercussions for US consumers.

The trade war has not “made America great again,” and has instead had negative impacts across the US economy.

On Sunday, a senior Chinese official made a series of statements outlining the Chinese government’s terms for negotiation and pushed back on the United States’ use of pressure to force concessions, according to multiple reports.

Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen, who led the working-level team in earlier negotiations, said on Sunday that the US bears responsibility for the collapse of trade talks, and noted that any deal must include “balanced” language between the two countries, according to a Bloomberg report.

“We’re willing to adopt a cooperative approach to find a solution,” Wang said, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

According to an Associated Press report, Wang added: “During the consultations, China has overcome many difficulties and put forward pragmatic solutions. However, the U.S. has backtracked, and when you give them an inch, they want a yard.

Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe reinforced Wang’s comments during a defense forum in Singapore on Sunday, according to the AP report.

“If the U.S. wants to talk, we will keep the door open. If they want a fight, we will fight till the end,” Wei said.

Washington raised tariffs to 25% from 10% on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods on May 10, and Beijing retaliated three days later by announcing raised tariffs on $60 billion worth of American goods that went into effect Saturday. In May, the US made a list of prospective tariffs on another $300 billion worth of goods that have yet to go into effect.

According to a white paper released by the Chinese government alongside Wang’s public comments, The trade war has not “made America great again,” and has instead had negative impacts across the US economy.

The white paper also outlined requirements for a trade deal between the two countries: the United States remove all additional tariffs, China’s purchases of US goods should be “realistic,” and there should be a clearly defined “balance” in the agreement’s text.

The statements come ahead of the G20 summit, where it is unclear whether negotiators will meet. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the paper and the timing of its release is a way for China to make its position clear going into the international summit.

This all comes as trade tensions between the United States and China continue to escalate in what is feared to become a tech Cold War. Washington’s blacklisting of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is still a major pain point in negotiations and has led to Chinese retaliation against US tech companies. On Wednesday, China hinted it may restrict rare earth exports to the US, which could cripple US tech, defense, and manufacturing industries.

Thanks so much “Doofus Don”

https://www.businessinsider.com/china-us-trade-talks-negotiation-g20-2019-6

Rex is so well off he doesn’t need your measly $10000

Maybe that should say, racketeer instead of auctioneer

Bohn to turns down extra $10000 a year in pay 

1st District Supervisor Rex Bohn said he will turn down yet another raise “I am already making so much money in the Cannabis business I’m running out of ways to launder the money”. That is NOT a quote from good ol’ boy Rex, we just made it up, but sounds about right, doesn’t it?

Rex has previously rejected other approved raises, all while maintaining that the supervisors make relatively low salaries compared to other county department heads.

Voters have contacted Rex in the past week with concerns over the supervisors raising their own pay, but Bohn insisted the supervisors don’t make much, saying he made more money during his time in the private sector, prior to being elected, than he has in the years since.

Rex claims he and his fellow supervisors are among the lowest paid elected officials in the county.

We think its better paid these Supervisors more and then hold them to a much higher standard.

It should be the same with the planning commission, it should be a paid job so we could attract more than just rich developer types to make these important decisions that require so much study.

Remember when they said “Just let Trump be Trump” how’s that working out for ya?

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Trump is spending the last few days of 2018 in signature fashion, with a series of unforced errors and comical pratfalls around the world, any one of which would have been a multi-week scandal for any other elected official. The government is shut down over total nonsense, and Trump’s attempt to visit the troops for a quick propaganda coup instantly became a head-shaking discussion about his awful operation security and pointless lies.

It’s worth remembering every now and then that Trump is completely unqualified, incompetent and completely horrible at his job. The basic tasks are as far beyond him as it would be for a parakeet tempting to operate the Large Hadron Collider.

Let’s take a minute to review:

The United States is in the middle of a government shutdown sparked by Trump demanding $5 billion for The Wall. As many, many experts have argued at tedious length, any border wall is all but pointless for achieving its stated objective. Walls are easy to get around, and actually building one would ruin the environment along with the lives and properties of many law-abiding citizens, in addition to presenting huge logistical and legal barriers. Anyway, since 2007 most people who immigrate illegally overstay their visas instead of crossing the border.

The Wall has always been a shiny bouncing ball, something to whip up the Fox News rubes and get cable news talking about Trump’s favorite subject: himself. The reality of the thing is entirely beside the point. Indeed, Congress already allocated $1.7 billion for border barriers in 2017 and 2018, and the administration only spent 6 percent of it.

The Democrats are naturally very skeptical and wonder why they should more than double that appropriation. Yet not only has Trump provoked this shutdown — and got baited into formally accepting responsibility for it by Schumer — in a matter of days he will face a Democratic-controlled House and thus an even worse bargaining position. He punctuated it all by bizarrely lying that most of the furloughed federal employees are Democrats.

In the meantime, Trump lied some more about giving out a big wall contract while the Department of Homeland Security is closed, and Democrats are speculating about whether they might basically trick the president with some slippery terminology. (Ordinarily, they might try to keep such a strategy out of the newspaper, but today, why bother? It’s not like Trump reads anything.)

That brings us to Trump’s embarrassing visit to the troops in Iraq. This was carried out in secret, in more-or-less the usual presidential fashion. But not only was Air Force One immediately spotted by amateur airline enthusiasts in Europe, political observers immediately suspected something was up when the president stopped his compulsive tweeting for a few hours. It’s so easy to tell what Trump is doing in real time by inference from his randomly-capitalized social media posts (usually, watching Fox News).

Once in Iraq — his first such visit, as he is plainly terrified of war zones — Trump immediately violated military regulations by using soldiers as campaign props and baldly lied to them about getting a 10-percent pay raise this year. A hastily planned visit with the Iraqi prime minister had to be canceled because Trump didn’t give him enough time to get there.

Trump as always, seems to be immune to the same sort of catastrophic, career-ending political damage that would happen to any politician in this or other countries who turned in his kind of constant failure. That is because he is absolutely incapable of expressing shame, and because he heads a diseased political party. So long as he does not show any awareness of having committed wrongs, the rest of the Republican leadership will cover for him, and the Republican rank-and-file will automatically make excuses or simply refuse to believe their leader has ever done wrong. That’s why Trump has yet to fall below 30 percent approval, and probably never will.

And yet, a clear majority of Americans do not like the performance Trump is turning in. Trump is the most powerful person in the world, and whatever he does each day is a tremendous influence on millions of people around the world. The enormous reality (perhaps dimly perceived by Trump himself) is that Trump is an incompetent dolt and all his ideas are stupid beyond belief.

Edited from a story by Ryan Cooper national correspondent at TheWeek

Mateel Community Center has been seeking redemption do they deserve it?

After all the scandals over the years and basically going bankrupt, you would think the Mateel would be going the extra public relations mile to rehabilitate their image. Ya, you would think that, but you’d be wrong.

Mateel board’s insensitivity and greed have blown up in their face one more time by booking yet again another one of Jamaica’s premier murder music performers

Here what they have said “We are in a struggling financial state. We see the potential for another money-making show but I don’t think it’s really worth it.” Ya now after another community backlash.

The LGBTQ community shouldn’t have to keep rallying the community yearly to stave off these Murder music assaults by the Mateel or any other greedy promoter. It seems to us that the Mateel board’s selfish attitude is, we’ll keep testing the waters and if people don’t raise too much of a fuss then we’ll go ahead and make a bunch of money.

Here’s a blast from the past:

Freedom of Speech

Something seems to have gone seriously wrong with our understanding of freedom of speech. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution has this to say:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

It protects Americans from attempts by the government to silence us, or to tell us how to think. It specifically protects “the right of the people peaceably to assemble.”

Some seem to think that “freedom of speech” means “speech free from consequences,” or, perhaps, “it’s all good.”

It’s not all good.

If I run a shop and choose to post a sign saying “No Chinese or Dogs Allowed,” that may or may not be legal. But even if it’s legal, I can expect that decent people will not patronize my store, and may protest in front of it, exercising their freedom of speech. Chinese-haters, and those who simply don’t care, may continue to patronize my store, but people who believe prejudice is wrong and are willing to act on their beliefs will shop elsewhere, and will urge everyone else to shop elsewhere. That’s what a protest in front of the store is: it is urging people to shop elsewhere, because the store owner’s activity is repugnant.

The line between free speech and harassment is drawn when a protester actually prevents someone from entering the store; having a picket line or another form of protest is exactly what the first amendment protects.

The same applies to music. Many people try to compare the murder music of musicians like Buju Banton, Bounty Killer, and Capleton with other bands that play cruel music. But, while there are lots of songs talking about people abusing other people, there aren’t many well-known acts (are there any?) that actually call for the murder of people because of their race, sex, religion… anything but sexual orientation. But these murder music acts URGE people to hang gays, to throw acid in our faces, to get out the automatic weapons, and to not call police to help gays who are attacked.

To say, “it’s all good, I won’t attend but I won’t complain” is not supporting “freedom of speech.” It is abdicating the responsibilities that freedom of speech imposes on a free people.

Most people, if they are honest with themselves, would be outraged if a bar in Eureka booked an act that had called for the murder of black people, signed a document promising not to do it again, and was then recorded shouting epithets against black people. Most people would feel the same if it was done about Jews, or Japanese, or members of a tribe, or Muslims, or… well, really, just about anyone.

Most people would be offended. They’d protest. They’d complain to the bar’s owner. They might protest outside the bar. But they wouldn’t pretend that what the act did is OK, and that “it’s all good.”

It’s not all good.

Mitch Trachtenberg 11-23-2010 Humboldt Herald

 

 

Mantova, Eureka’s biggest Trump groupie weighs in on the Supervisors race

https://tuluwatexaminer.wordpress.com/2018/05/25/warning-eureka-trump-wannabe-is-running-for-city-council/

Surprise! Eureka City Council Candidate and all-around Trump sycophant Anthony Mantova has strongly endorsed Ryan Sundberg for fifth district supervisor in today’s Times-Standard.

No one actually should be surprised. While Ryan has cultivated his façade of being a calm, reasonable sort of middle of the road voice on the board of Supervisors, the reality is much different.  True compared to the bluster and bravado of fellow supervisor Rex Bohn, Sundberg does indeed seem calm, but that just his demeanor, when you look at his voting record both as a supervisor and as a coastal commissioner it’s indistinguishable from the positions espoused by chronic blowhard Rex Bohn.

Birds of a feather

So what is Mantova’s big closing argument to get you to vote for Ryan? During the several years that I operated a store in McKinleyville, none of my customers ever complained about Mr. Sundberg.”
Seriously? That’s it?

 

Endorsement or “kiss of death” from Jim Wood

Mercer Fraser’s boy – Rayn Sundberg

Assemblymember Jim Wood, DDS (D-Healdsburg) and (as Robert Sutherland points out member the Doug Bosco crime family) has announced that he is endorsing Ryan Sundberg for re-election as Humboldt County’s Fifth District Supervisor.

Mr. Railroad boondoggle Douglas H. Bosco

(Bosco: The Curse That Keeps On Giving:  http://theava.com/archives/10452)

Big Pharma’s good buddy (no single payer for you) Jim Woods.

Jim Wood was elected in 2014 and serves California’s 2nd Assembly District, which comprises all of Del Norte, Trinity, Humboldt, and Mendocino counties, plus northern and coastal Sonoma County, including the northern half of Santa Rosa. (The is the same Jim Wood that left his wife of many years to reportedly “to run off with a young female member of the cannabis community”) also the same Jim Woods that’s in the pocket of big pharma


Jim Wood: “I am proud to endorse Fifth District Supervisor Ryan Sundberg for re-election in 2018. Supervisor Sundberg and I have worked hard to protect local revenue streams (black and grey market Cannabis $) and address unfunded mandates that put an undue burden on local communities,” (please show us any examples where he’s been successful at this)  Wood said. “He is a dedicated professional with the unique ability to forge relationships with (black market growers) partners and (grey market growers)stakeholders across party lines because he focuses on what is best for his district and the wider Humboldt County community (lots of cash).  (We also guess he means what best for Sundberg’s cronies like Justin Zabel at Mercer Fraser) His re-election is critical to ensure that Humboldt County maintains an (uninformed) voice on the Coastal Commission and that the North Coast is represented in decisions that often have far-reaching and lasting impacts.” (if he loses the Governor will appoint a replacement from the Northcoast maybe someone who actually understands the Coastal Act)

Sundberg was first elected (barely, by 50 votes) to represent the Fifth District in 2010. He was re-elected in 2014(without a serious opponent) and is seeking a 3 term in office.

“He is very responsive to issues that face the Fifth District, supporting our efforts to address the environmental damage caused by illegal cannabis grows,(by help big illegal grows become legal without fixing existing environmental damage)  increase infrastructure improvements like road repair and more(?where was this?).

Throw this bum out!

https://tuluwatexaminer.wordpress.com/2018/03/25/this-weeks-local-wtf-moment/

https://www.votemadrone.com/