AHHA, therefore, requests that Eureka withdraw its RFP for a “day center”

Humboldt County, and its economic and administrative center, the city of Eureka, has a large population of un-housed families and individuals.  As a result, complaints have arisen from the Eureka business community that the homeless, who have no real place to go, are creating an untidy environment.  The city has appointed one half time position to address this situation.  That position is in the police department and is filled by a person with no apparent background or expertise in homeless issues.  Eureka, like the county, offers no housing options for the people on the streets.  It appears that the more or less unspoken strategy of these local governments is to make life in this community so difficult for the homeless that they will simply “self-deport.”  Other local governments throughout the nation initially adopted that same strategy but many are now recognizing that that is untenable and are working with their own resources and volunteers to provide housing.  Humboldt refuses to seek much of the financial assistance offered by the federal government and generally does not try to work with volunteer organizations.  Indeed Eureka and Humboldt have so alienated the volunteer entities that they have not been able to comply with the federally mandated “Point in Time” count to ascertain the true number of homeless within their boundaries.  Reliable estimates are that there are presently thousands of homeless within the county.

Over the years the Eureka police sought to encourage/coerce these people to congregate in the Palco Marsh, a remnant of the city’s once viable lumber industry.  A little over a year ago the city evicted the approximately 400 people living in the marsh.  Prior to the eviction the city, through its police chief, promised that all the residents of the marsh would not be made to leave until there was another place for them to legally live…  The city did not keep this promise and as a result, the individuals living in the marsh became not only homeless but place less.  Earlier this year the police floated the idea of cutting off all volunteer services to this community by severely limiting parking in the neighborhood where homeless folks congregate.  The city also asked volunteer providers to refuse to supply food and emergency shelter to anyone who had not been given police supplied vouchers.  Previously the city has outlawed people sleeping in cars and begging for food and has fenced off the sidewalks on which the displaced congregated.  The city’s transportation committee did not agree with the parking proposal and the volunteer providers did not agree to cease providing services.

The city has now issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) asking for interested entities to propose means to create and operate a “day center” that would only provide a place for homeless persons to go during the day rather than being on the streets during the day.  At night, they would have to leave to sleep in the bushes, doorways, and under business eaves throughout the city. The city has made no offer to fund its proposal, has made no attempt to provide a place for the “day center” and has steadfastly refused to address the question of where the homeless might actually live.

Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives (AHHA) has been attempting to address the issue of homeless in Humboldt for the last few years.  AHHA is aware of the concerns of the business community, and others, who have experienced damage and are inconvenienced by the presence of the homeless community.  Homelessness is a significant problem throughout the nation and especially in areas where housing costs have risen beyond the means of many families and individuals whose income is not significantly above the average family income in the region.

AHHA recognizes that homelessness is a problem for the community as a whole and that Humboldt and Eureka are unwilling to devote any significant resources to the problem.  But AHHA also understands that the problem is not going to go away and that refusal to address it has led to great suffering and the waste of police and medical resources and to economic and social disquiet among the business community and the population as a whole.  We also recognize that creation of an unfunded “day center”, will have no positive impact on the situation.  Indeed it will almost certainly lead to costly litigation, both civil and criminal, and further community disruption.

AHHA, therefore, requests that Eureka, in cooperation with Humboldt, withdraw its request for a proposal for a “day center” and instead ask that they, in cooperation with the various concerned volunteer, business and other government entities, come forth with a proposal that will allow a meaningful solution to the problem.

As communities around the country grapple with homelessness, numerous models are developing which could be adapted to and adopted by Humboldt.  AHHA suggests that initially Humboldt and Eureka provide resources to assist the homeless community and concerned citizens to establish refuges for residents who happen to be houseless.  Initially, these refugees might begin as camps with centralized feeding, sanitary and socializing facilities.  These camps, which would not need to be in immediate proximity to residential neighborhoods but would need to provide access to social services, could start out composed of temporary shelters.  They would be as self-governing and self-policing as possible.  The initial focus of the refugees would be the implementation of a strategy of “safe, warm and dry” first and then would begin to try to develop enduring solutions.  One of the models is a transitioning of shelter housing into very low cost “tiny house” communities.  These communities would presage enabling those folks who can live independently to do so.  Many of the homeless will almost certainly require ongoing social services to deal with their physical and psychological situations.  Ultimately these steps will lead to happier, more wholesome, cheaper and far more humane situations than the current strategy of trying to drive the homeless community away.

AHHA asks Humboldt and Eureka to issue a new RFP calling for the creation of refugee communities in appropriate locations in the county.  We stand ready to assist and take responsibility for and, in conjunction with others acting in good faith, to offer leadership in this effort.

Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives Board of Directors

OP-ED

8/9/17

Contact:  Edie Jessup, AHHA Board Secretary

1981 Peninsula Drive, Manila, Ca 95521

707-407-0047

Ahha.humco@gmail.com

or

Roy Dahlberg, AHHA Board

2585 Patrick’s Pt. Dr., Trinidad CA 95570

(707) 677-0377, (916) 747-1944

redravenroy@aol.com

 

 

Former EPD good ol’ boys are finally getting caught with their hands in the cookie jar!!!

Integrity

Thanks to a complaint from a concerned citizen and the questioning of Ryan Burns from the Lost Coast Outpost, it looks like the FBI and the State Attorney General’s office will be looking into the Coroner’s handling of estate properties.  And by handling, we mean the most extreme “low-balling” of the purchase price and outright theft of deceased people’s property:

https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2017/jul/7/da-maggie-fleming-calls-fbi-state-attorney-general/

Great “ethical standards” law enforcement!!!  Stealing from the dead or potential family members of the deceased is just plain low.  But that’s business as usual at the Eureka Police Dept(EPD) and in Humboldt’s Good Ol’ Boy network. Wait, EPD you say?  Why would we put EPD into a story about the Sheriff-Coroner sales of property that appears on the face of it illegal?  The reason is that former EPD officers (not Sergeants or Lieutenants) Frank Jager and Dave Parris have run the coroner’s office since the nineties!

Mills and Downey

When we first heard about the selling off of deceased people’s property to county employees, Eureka Mayors, and their family members: we weren’t at all surprised.  We’ve been getting tips for years that people who’ve had their property seized in marijuana raids have later seen their ATV’s and trailers being used/owned by the same officers who raided their property.  But what the hell could we do about that? Who would believe us? If people in the drug trade don’t complain, the problem would just persist.

However, in this case, we have some hope.  At first, we were pretty worried.  Newly minted Sheriff William “Billy” Honsal gave an interview to Ryan Burns, in which he talked about the new “investigation” he was calling for.  The “independent” investigator would be hired by the HCSO, to look into the corruption that was happening under Billy Honsal’s nose when he was in command or second-in-command at the Sheriff’s office:

https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2017/jun/30/sheriff-honsal-interview/

In that same article, Honsal was quoted as saying, “I don’t want to get too specific into the investigation because I want the independent investigator at the DA’s Office to evaluate the entire investigation and then make a referral to the DA based upon that, but the idea is there is a government code section that basically says no property shall be sold to any current employees of the Coroner’s Office or Public Administrator.”

Now that quote was when we started to get worried and started asking questions to our sources at the County and City of Eureka.  Our worst fears of corruption and potential cover-up had been confirmed, …..that is until today’s announcement from DA Fleming.  Congratulations and respect to DA Magie Fleming for requesting the State and Federal Government to investigate this case.  Maybe some truth will come out of this investigation and criminals (whether elected or not) will be held to account.

But even before this investigation gets underway, it would be nice for the community to understand who the players involved in this good ol’ boy theft of property were, and why those connections had us so worried about what may happen.

NCJ photo of Jager

First, we have former EPD officer Frank Jager, currently the Mayor of Eureka, who was the Humboldt County Coroner from 1999 until 2009. Then in 2009, the Department was taken over by Dave Parris.  Parris ran the department until it was consolidated with the HCSO in 2015.

Paris and Downey

Interesting to note that both Jager and Parris were police officers at the Eureka Police Department.  Neither of them promoted above the rank of officer (?), but both of them ended up running the Detectives Bureau at EPD at different times. Their rise to the top position of County Coroner was filled with lots of glad-handing, favors and out and out corruption.  It’s also important to notice that these men went to prayer breakfasts in the morning and then stole from dead people during the day. (Not a big surprise to the Examiner)

To top that off, Billy Honsal, a regular prayer breakfast attendee is the son of William Honsal Sr.  William Honsal Sr. was a former EPD Captain who was known for several officer-involved shootings.  Honsal Sr. is BFF’s with recently retired evangelical Sheriff Downey, who hired Honsal Jr. from an outside agency as the under-sheriff, groomed him as his heir and then promoted him to Sheriff when he left suddenly and somewhat unexpectedly earlier this year.

But it goes further from there!  Until DA Fleming made her bold move the investigation of Jager and Parris would have been under the direction of Chief DA Investigator Wayne Cox.  Cox was an officer at EPD before becoming a DA Investigator.  Cox was given the Investigator and Chief position by his former boss, Mike Hislop.  Hislop was a former EPD Sergeant who got the position of Chief DA Investigator from his father in law, Jim Dawson.  Now the EPD connections are obvious here, and there’s clearly a built-in bias if Cox was to head an investigation into fellow former fellow EPD officers Jager and Parris.

But it goes even further from there….   You see, many sources have reported to us that Mike Hislop was a thief of the first order back in his days in power.  In fact, we’ve been told that he had a hanger at the Eureka airport filled with lots military surplus gear he obtained when he was a Peace Officer.  That gear was supposed to be utilized by the agency he worked for, but there’s been accusations and speculation that the gear never made it to his employers. And military gear was just the tip of the iceberg for tips about Hislops corruption and thefts.  So you see why we were a little worried that Hislop’s minion Wayne Cox might not look seriously into corruption and theft.

Hopefully, the FBI looks into this as a very “broad” investigation.  Maybe they can flesh out whether the theft/sale of deceased people’s property was an isolated corrupt practice, or was part of a broader theft of community member’s property (such as drug seizures, Military Surplus given to departments, unclaimed property, ect.).

As a side note, this investigation and corruption couldn’t have been a surprise to former Sheriff Mike Downey or soon to be former Chief Andy Mills.

The Examiner has to ask. Did they leave their post’s early knowing shit was about to hit the fan?  That’s as good an explanation as any of the questionable statements we heard from them when they announced their departures!!!

Good luck Federal and State authorities, bring your hip boot waders you’re stepping into some deep shit!!!

Caltrans is reviving its awful, unnecessary and unwanted Richardson Grove project, again

leave it be

It was bound to happen so it is no surprise that once again Caltrans has unleashed its mighty bureaucracy on Richardson Grove State Park with its insistence that Highway 101 be “realigned” to allow Interstate trucks to legally navigate this scenic stretch of the road.  You may have seen the announcement in area newspapers on May 22.  You can find the documents at:

http://dot.ca.gov/dist1/d1projects/richardson_grove/

Since 2007 concerned citizens have battled Caltrans in Court to address deficiencies in the plan and most importantly determine why Caltrans is so insistent on forging ahead with this costly project (projected now to cost as much as $8.5 million.)  Supposedly the rationale is to “improve goods movement” into and out of the County but the documents do not provide any example of how the public would actually benefit from this expenditure of tax dollars at a time when our existing roads need REPAIRS rather than new projects.

How can this expenditure be justified in light of the fact that the State Legislature has voted to INCREASE OUR STATE GAS-TAX BY 12 CENTS PER GALLON because of the need for road repair and maintenance? With the potential failure of Highway 101 at Last Chance Grade estimated as costing as much as $1 billion dollars where is the economic justification for the Richardson Grove project?  You won’t find such an analysis in the newly released documents.  Perhaps our Caltrans bureaucrats need to take a course in cost-benefit analysis. We tax-payers deserve some answers on Caltrans spending.

The new documents are entitled an “Addendum to the Final Environmental Impact Report.”  This means that Caltrans gets away with not having to issue a new EIR/EIS and therefore there is no public comment period.  However, this does not prevent citizens from voicing their discontent via letters to the editor and via social media.

More substantive comments as soon as the documents are analyze, so stay tuned!

(thanks to  Barbara Kennedy)

Homeless numbers down 43% (wtf?) and more locally spun “alternative facts”

In 2015 we posted a number of stories about the attempts to down play the seriousness of the homeless crisis in Eureka. Particularly, we tried to emphasize “who benefits from the systematic under count of homeless/houseless”.
Check out what we said back then and read today’s story in the Times-Standard and other sources we included.
Despite what you can see with your own eyes, you’re supposed to believe that homelessness is dramatically down in Humboldt?
Shake your head laughable!

https://tuluwatexaminer.wordpress.com/2015/02/02/who-benefits-from-the-systematic-under-count-of-the-houseless/

https://tuluwatexaminer.wordpress.com/2015/07/25/eureka-declares-victory-over-homelessness/

https://tuluwatexaminer.wordpress.com/2016/09/13/housing-plan-will-never-amount-to-more-than-a-piss-into-the-ocean/

https://tuluwatexaminer.wordpress.com/2015/04/27/crime-the-homeless-and-the-andrew-mills-conundrum/

 

Times-Standard story: Homeless survey scrutinized

County, organizations state lack of volunteers, housing efforts led to lower count

Humboldt County has seen a large reduction in its homeless population, according to preliminary data released this week, with county officials attributing the drop to collaborative rehousing efforts, but also a reduction in volunteers who participated in the survey.

“We know this isn’t a scientifically accurate count of every homeless person in the county. It’s never been intended to be,” Humboldt County Housing Coalition co-Chairwoman and county Department of Health and Human Services Senior Program Manager Sally Hewitt said Friday. “It gives us a brief picture of a point in time with what is going on in our homeless population.”

This year’s Point-in-Time survey counted 668 homeless individuals on Feb. 28 compared to the 1,180 in the last count in 2015 and the 864 in 2013. The survey is conducted on a single day every two years and is a requirement to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Hewitt said part of the reduction is due to 217 chronically homeless individuals having found permanent housing since Eureka and the county began implementing a Housing First approach to homelessness in early 2016 with the help of local landlords. Hewitt said the preliminary data also showed the number of homeless families have continued to decline as they had in the previous three counts.

However, this year’s count did not include any of the homeless population in the Garberville area after a group of regular survey volunteers refused to participate based on concerns that the funding was not helping the southern Humboldt County homeless population.

Debra Carey, vice president of Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives, or AHHA, said she had been one of the volunteers who coordinated the Garberville-area county for several years. But this year, Carey said she felt that the county lacked the necessary preparation. She said she and many of the homeless individuals she had spoken to had become disgruntled that the government funding that these counts were supposed to generate were not reaching their community.

“What is this count all about if it’s not about getting the numbers to get the funds to assist this group of people?” Carey said.

Hewitt said the Department of Housing and Urban Development requires counties to deliver their counts in order to access funding available through Continuums of Care, like the county’s housing coalition. The coalition formed in 2004 and is composed of local government agencies and other entities that seek to reduce homelessness.

The amount of federal funding a community receives is not determined by the number of homeless individuals counted, but rather by “an extremely complicated process” involving reviewing data of available jobs and population sizes, according to Hewitt. However, Hewitt said the Point-in-Time count can be used by organizations to try and leverage funding from the state.

As to why southern Humboldt County communities are not receiving the federal funding, Hewitt said that the funding is only available for ongoing programs such as Redwood Community Action Agency, Arcata House Partnership, the county and Humboldt Bay Housing. The majority of the federal funding must be used for subsidizing rent and only a small portion can be used for administrative costs, which Hewitt said can be a limiting factor for small grassroots organizations.

“If there was a group in some of the outlying areas that had the infrastructure to handle the amount of funding, it would be wonderful for them to apply,” Hewitt said.

Hewitt said that county volunteers did attempt to survey Garberville homeless residents, but said that none were willing to be surveyed.

AHHA President Nezzie Wade did participate in this year’s count in Eureka, but said she did so not in her capacity with her organization. Like Carey, Wade said she felt that the federal funds were only being used to help a small number of people in the homeless communities. She and Carey also expressed concerns about the size of the survey and the lack of planning by the coalition for this year’s count, which is why AHHA did not associate itself with it.

“The month before it was supposed to happen, they started talking about it,” Wade said of the count. “… We talked about it and said this is not an organized effort. This is not something we would not want to subscribe to.” Hewitt said that AHHA’s concerns were valid, but that they did not tell the full story.

She said they had been planning this count a year earlier and were planning to use a new approach. Rather than having every homeless individual take surveys in order to be counted, Hewitt said they were planning on doing a head count and then scientifically selecting a sample of the homeless population to take the survey. They would then apply that data to entire homeless population. The coalition was proceeding with this plan until the last two months of 2016 when the Housing and Urban Development Department told them that they could not use that method, Hewitt said.

The department gave them the options of doing the count as they had in years past or doing an observation count. The latter option would take place from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. in January and would involve volunteers counting homeless individuals as they sleep.

“Well, in a city where they tend to sleep out in the open, it’s relatively easy to count people,” Hewitt said. “If you’re talking about going into the woods in Humboldt County in the dark and wandering around with a flashlight and trying to get homeless people awake enough to see how many there are in their tent or having to open their tent flaps to count them, it just got more and more ridiculous.”

After back and forth disputes, Hewitt said the coalition decided in January to perform the count as they had done since 2009.

“We were scrambling and we were looking for every volunteer we could,” Hewitt said. “I’m glad some of [the AHHA members] decided to participate because we count on them.”

Hewitt said more than 100 volunteers participated, with about 80 acting as surveyors.

Wade also stated that police enforcement on homeless individuals may have led to reduced numbers in this year’s report. Wade said she had contacted many of the homeless individuals living along Broadway in Eureka and nearby cross streets to let them know about the count. But Wade said these streets were near empty by the time they surveyed the area on Feb. 28, and said that many of the homeless were told by police that they could not stay there for the next three days.

“That was quite a coincidence,” Wade said.

Eureka Police Department Public Information Officer Brittany Powell said that Chief Andrew Mills had heard from the county that there was a rumor that a law enforcement agency — but not the EPD — had cleared out the homeless individuals.(sounds like a Mills tactic to the Examiner)

“We have not heard anything more about this and there is nothing to substantiate the allegation,” Powell wrote in an email to the Times-Standard. “EPD and the (Mobile Intervention & Services Team) assisted in the Point-in-Time count prior to the actual count by providing training, resources, and identifying locations to check.”

http://www.times-standard.com/general-news/20170519/humboldt-county-homeless-survey-scrutinized

more local spin:

https://www.northcoastjournal.com/NewsBlog/archives/2017/05/19/no-homeless-people-in-southern-humboldt

http://kiem-tv.com/video/annual-homeless-count-decreases

https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2017/may/18/humboldts-homeless-numbers-down-43-percent-two-yea/

 

People “have this idea that if there’s a problem, they’d let us know”…Erin Brockovich

Nearly 25 years ago, a legal clerk named Erin Brockovich discovered a carcinogen called chromium-6 contaminating the water of her town of Hinkley, California—leading to a yearslong environmental crusade, documented in the eponymous 2000 movie.

This week, a report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that about two thirds of the American population—218 million people—are drinking water contaminated with potentially unsafe levels of the chemical.

ewg-map

      click here:  Here’s the interactive map with a detailed key. Environmental Working Group

In an interview with Mother Jones, Brockovich said she was infuriated but not surprised. “I used to think Hinkley was a one-off,” Brockovich said with a chuckle. “I didn’t realize that Hinkley’s everywhere. It’s beyond frustrating.”

Chromium-6, rare in nature, is a heavy metal used in a variety of industrial processes, from steel-making to energy generation. The contaminant is fueling an ongoing controversy in North Carolina, where residents are accusing Duke Energy of polluting the local drinking water supply.

The Environmental Protection Agency classifies chromium-6 as an “emerging contaminant,” meaning that utilities test for it but aren’t held to a legal limit. Of 81 emerging contaminants monitored in the past 20 years, only perchlorate, a rocket fuel ingredient, has been recommended for regulation.

Meanwhile, evidence of chromium-6’s toxicity has been mounting. A two-year study by the National Toxicology Program released in 2008 found that the compounds cause cancer in mice and rats. The program’s 2014 report on carcinogens says they are “known to be human carcinogens.” The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, which oversees toxicity of Superfund sites, has found chromium-6 to be “associated with respiratory and gastrointestinal system cancers.”

In 2010, California health officials set a “public health goal” of 0.02 parts per billion of chromium-6 in tap water, saying a lifetime of consumption at or below the goal would pose a “negligible” cancer risk. Four years later, California became the first—and, to date, only—state to set a legal limit for chromium-6. The limit, 10 parts per billion, is 500 times the initial public health goal. EWG attributes the discrepancy to “aggressive lobbying by industry and water utilities” that “exaggerated the cost of treatment and undervalued the benefits of stricter regulation.” Similar situations have played out in New Jersey and North Carolina, where drinking-water agencies set a public health goal (0.06 parts per billion in both cases) but faced industry pushback when they tried to set a legal limit.

EWG found that of more than 60,000 tests reported to the EPA between 2013 and 2015, 75 percent of water samples had some level of chromium-6. Two-thirds of Americans drink water with tests above the state’s “health goal.” About 7 million people drink water from a utility with at least one test above California’s legal limit. Of the major cities, Phoenix, Arizona, had by far the highest levels, followed by St. Louis, Houston, and Los Angeles.

And yet, federal regulation of chromium-6 isn’t likely anytime soon, experts say. The Environmental Protection Agency’s assessment process on the compound has been stalled for years, largely because of chemical-industry lobbying. In 2011, the agency wrote a draft risk assessment of chromium-6—the first step toward potential future regulation—finding that the compound was “likely to be carcinogenic to humans.” But the draft assessment was never officially released; the American Chemistry Council, the chemical lobby’s primary industry group, requested an extension until studies funded by the Council and the Electric Power Research Institute were complete. The updated draft risk assessment is now expected next year, after which there will be an extensive comment period and likely a yearslong review process.

People “have this idea that if there’s a [chromium-6] problem, they’d let us know,” said Brockovich. “Superman’s not coming.”

The magnitude of the Railconnect project

lego trains

From Trinity Journal: RAILCONNECT SUCCESS FACTORS – Patrick Meagher

In my last commentary I reviewed the Humboldt Bay Alternative Rail Corridor Concept Level Construction Cost and Revenue Analysis Final Report.  I wrote that op-ed to ensure (Trinity) Journal readers understand the magnitude of the Railconnect project that is advocated by its promoters.  It is important now to dig deeper into the report in order to examine the complexity of that project, and so I quote from page 32 as follows, “The financial feasibility of the proposed rail routes to Humboldt County is only one of several factors in determining whether the project is viable.  Other key factors include: rail distance to competing ports, railroad market considerations, vessel characteristics of potential fleet, marine terminal requirements, and navigation channel needs.  Without addressing each of these factors, the rail line in and of itself  will not generate the traffic needed to justify the construction cost.”  So, let’s examine one of the key factors mentioned above; what about that fleet of dry-bulk ships that will be required to service the rail cargo arriving at the Humboldt Bay seaport?  Shashi Kumar author of the 2016 U. S. Merchant Marine and World Maritime Review tells us that maritime shipping companies scrapped 359 dry-bulk ships in 2015 due to low demand.  He states, “these were not enough to offset the leftward shift of the demand curve caused by the decline in Chinese imports, slower growth in iron ore and steel trades, the fall in Chinese and Indian demand for thermal coal imports, and their increasing reliance on clean-energy sources.”  The impact of this decline in commodity exports has resulted in the bankruptcy and loss of assets for twelve dry-bulk shipping lines, sale of ships to rid operators of the cost of maintaining them in lay-up, and lost access to lines-of-credit for violating loan covenants.  Given the dramatic change in world markets for commodities, operators are discarding ships and costs to meet the changes in both current and expected future bulk shipping demand.  In order to remain profitable the bulk shipping fleet will stabilize at “just-enough” for operators to service current demand at established west coast commodity shipping ports.  So where does this leave the proposed $200 million plus Humboldt Bay seaport and the connecting billion dollar plus rail line?  Railconnect promoters need to be reminded that maritime intermodal shipping is first and foremost a for-profit business.  Maritime bulk shipping operators will go where bulk cargo is ready to move with the ships they have on-hand, and that is not to the proposed Humboldt Bay seaport.  Both the 2003 and 2013 studies assert that these projects are high cost and high risk.  The 2003 study recommends against a publicly funded cargo seaport in Humboldt Bay for those reasons and is still valid.  I argue that support for the construction of Railconnect is not warranted because it will never be able to meet all the 2013 success factors identified above.

Still reeling from his ass whoopin’ by Verbena ol’ Johnny Chiv strikes back

https://tuluwatexaminer.wordpress.com/2016/03/26/smack-down-of-the-week-verbena-vs-john-chiv/

chiv-snoid

Mr. Chiv’d calls Verbena out for….being a trust fund baby?  WTF?

Johnny Chiv has called out Verbena yet again, and used the worn out “take those homeless people to your house” argument:

http://johnchiv.blogspot.com/2016/05/no-show-when-it-came-time-to-help-but.html?

“If the rumors that Kim Starr aka Verbena has a trust fund are true, house someone Verbena, instead of inciting problems and telling others what to do or think. Even if you don’t have a trust fund Verbena, do something positive instead of just you and James Decker blabbing your incoherent, imaginary views of people and Humboldt.”

But we think Mr. Chiv’d has stepped over the line yet again, which is par for the course.  Johnny just had to add a rumor to his post.  According to his blog, “If the rumors that Kim Starr aka Verbena has a trust fund are true, house someone Verbena, instead of inciting problems and telling others what to do or think.”

So Johnny boy, if we’re all gonna run with rumors, then what about the ones about you? Is it true that you still receive monthly payments from your family that allow you to work full time miss-reporting from the court house?  In fact, we’ve heard these very same rumors from local professionals and people who actually seem to know you and your sordid family drama! The way these rumors seem to keep emanating from down south, we have to wonder.

We have praised you for calling out HumCPR / Ulansey and support your first amendment rights.

https://tuluwatexaminer.wordpress.com/2016/04/09/mola-42-on-chiv-you-make-very-good-sense-here-whaaat/

When you continue to call yourself a journalist, and report in such a biased manner and print unsupported rumors, then you force us to speak up. So you need to choose john-boy, Journalist or Blogger?

Quit being a hypocrite Johnny and just admit it dude, you’re an angry agenda driven political blogger who loves slinging mud at you’re opponents. Matthew taught you well.

Really, It’s okay, just face it…..anyone who reads your BLOG already knows it!