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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Democrat activist Jim Firth and his ridiculous analysis published in the Union today

I read Jim Firth's tripe this morning and I felt I had to respond. (it may be behind the paywall) So I left a long commentary on the Union website then did a copy/paste of that to here in case they don't print it.  In a nutshell, Firth is totally off the mark on his analysis on what is happening regarding voters and numbers here in Nevada County. 

Honestly the drivel written by democrat activist Firth is so ridiculous.  His analysis and charges of 1% and 99% are simply funny.  First off, he fails to tell the readers that people like George Soros, the billionaire leftist, (a Nazi sympathiser in WW2) gives millions to the democrats.  He failed to tell you another lefty billionaire "hedge fund" man, Tom Steyer, (http://www.politico.com/story/2014/02/tom-steyer-campaign-donor-103617.html)  pledged $100 million tio the democrats this election cycle if they would get back to their fantasy of "global warming".  Of course the Democrat US Senators did his bidding this last week to get the goodies.  They did a "talk-a-thon on the Senate floor for 21 hours.  They protected their "right" to get the graft from the fellow.

Then Firth starts in on the numbers of voters and his views  of it here in Nevada County.  He is totally off the mark.  The county has seen a reversal in population and at best a leveling off since the 90's.  The jobs back-filled here are of government and other "non-profits" which tend to vote democrat.  The Republicans, those people who usually are the business folks, have fled the county and taken their kids with them (see the decrease in school enrollments).  They cannot find jobs here or sustain a business  so they leave.  Even so the voter registration still favors the Republicans and the "decline to state" seem to be able to vote either way on election day.

Nevada County was once a thriving busy place with good paying jobs and a healthy economy.  The democrats have come here in droves and replaced those business people who created most of the jobs with ones that really harm the economy. We now have a lot of low pay service jobs in tourism and related businesses.  The largest employer here now is government and our county has become a stagnant place with empty store fronts and low opportunity.  Firth and his ilk have caused this malaise over the years by opposing any new attempts to revitalize Nevada County.  We are now reaping what these Firth's have sown.  Good luck.


124 comments:

  1. talk about off the mark. Grass Valley downtown has the lowest vacancy rates in decades right now, around 5%. Don't let facts get in your right wing view of the world.

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    1. Proof is right in front of you. But you don't go to GV I guess. Go walk on Mill and W. Main. Restaurants packed No parking.

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    2. Check your city budget. Then tell me how great things are.

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    3. Budget obviously much better this year. Oh, and let me know where you know of a parking spot in downtown for me on a Saturday night. Had to really scrounge to find a reservation before 8:30 for dinner tonight.

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    4. Grass Valley is much larger than just Mill Street. You need to inventory all the rest. You will see I am correct. Also, there has always been a lack of parking so nothing new there. The city budget is abput what it was back in 2007. You call that OK eh?

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    5. You recently posted your support of new shopping centers and development. Why is that if the vacancy rate is so high? The young families of GV/NC are not into Roseville style development,- chain stores beautiful new structures, and lots of empty storefronts. Kinda like Folsom.

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    6. Just drove around after church and there are many empty store fronts. Some over by Raley's. I believe that our country cannot standstill. It has to grow, renew and also create new. Old things break and need repair or replacement. Downtown has become a tourist area. Fine, that's great. Low paying jobs and high rents. Outer areas are for the residents. 100 million goes out of county to buy stuff and if we could keep that money here we could capture a billion bucks in ten years. Anyway, the younger folks go down the hill to get their gas and their necessities. To expensive here. I hear this all the time. Perhaps you are in the wrong circle of people for current trends?

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    7. Yep, the Raleys Pineless Creek Center has vacancies. Brunswick ditto. So again, why would you build 2 larger shopping centers elsewhere when no one is filling the current centers. Typical, old school, last century thinking. Large scale residential development, same thing. Very 20th century. Its why we have millions of acres of suburban wasteland. Young people want walkable, livable, town life. NOT the formula from the last century.

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    8. My goodness, it has been awhile since I heard so much drivel from a eco nut. For one thing I don't want to build anything, the property owner does. He risks his capital not yours and this is America and we have certain rights about our own property. You libs have a whole lot of bites at the apple to defeat a person's rights now. Sort of the old USSR type of thinking you exhibit.

      America is great because there are people willing to risk their capital and create new and better things. You probably have an Iphone and a computer which were not around that many years ago. We would still have dirt streets and horse drawn wagons if America had not overcome people like you.

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    9. So in conclusion, Todd supports a suburban wasteland in GV/NC. Very few others do. Every study of modern urban/suburban planning, and geography of movement points to young Americans in tighter clusters, in towns, in walkable, bikeable locales with local stores, local provisioning. As I said, the decades of suburban wasteland is over. That insane paradigm is over. This landowner, like the Loma Rica people will figure it out in time. Everyone in the community has a stake in these projects, not just the landowner.

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    10. If you do the research rather than make it up from whole cloth as you do, you will find I am correct. People want their own home on a lot of ground. You libs want them to live as you have described. You are dreaming it up.

      I have no desire to see a wasteland. Why would anyone want that? It is simply your straw man to jinn up hate of private property rights. You are a scik puppy Sid.

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    11. Its a good thing you retired from development because you have no idea, absolutely no clue what young families in 2014 desire. It ain't their parents lifestyle on a faux rancho surrounded by strip malls. Their needs and wants are exactly as I described. Planners working in 2014 get it. And I know you're frustrated and ignorant on the issue, but you have nothing more creative than to call out those who disagree with you a "sick puppy" as a response?

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    12. Give us the links t prove your assertion and set me straight then Sid. You just bloviate without proof. Where did you get your facts? The YMCA? Too funny. I am correct and you are wrong. I have dealt with your ignorance for many years. You "think" you know something but it always trns out to be wrong. My opinions come from the real world. Your socialist utopia is consistently rejected by all except "central planners". I and the young of America want freedom from your thinking.

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  2. You forgot to mention that Prescott Bush was also a Nazi sympathizer.

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    1. A urban myth I have to debunk one more time. Prescott had money in an investment that in the 30's ended up in a German Bank. He pulled it when informed. You anonymous people are really, sadly, uninformed. Try harder.

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  3. You forgot to mention that Prescott Bush was also a Nazi sympathizer.

    You forgot to mention that much more recently So is Barack Obama.

    Oleh Tyahnybok is the man who most worries the West. He is the leader of Svoboda, and now the People's Deputy of the new Ukrainian government. Svoboda are a extreme far-right party, with elements of fascism and anti-semitism. Its previous name, the Social-National Party of Ukraine, is a bit of a give-away. Svoboda Party has six major cabinet ministries in the government of Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Tyahinybok has given speeches in the past deriding "kikes" and in 2005 wrote a letter to the president calling for an investigation into "organised Jewry and criminality in Ukraine". Svoboda is part of an alliance of European neo-fascists, the Alliance of European National Movements, which includes France's National Front, the British National Party and Hungary's Jobbik

    from PuffPo.

    Look for grinning State Dept Idiot Victoria Nuland posing with Tyahnybok.

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/there-are-no-neo-nazis-in-the-ukraine-and-the-obama-administration-does-not-support-fascists/5370269

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    1. Fish, yes, Obama and his State Department ae supporting the right wing thug. He is a "waterboarding" fanatic too. But, when faced with reality in the world I understand why our country has to be "friends" with some scumbags so I give most Presidents a pass. The left however, those who support Castro, the late Hugo Chavez and that Chilean who was killed years ago, they find those people just fine on their face.

      If I recall FDR was not pulling out our Embassy personnel or our economic interests until the war started at Pearl Harbor. So, perhaps the anonymous loon spouting his myth about Bush will reconsider his idiocy? Probably not.

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    2. Outside of their own narrow, wine-sipping Liberal Elite Nevada City commune, most "normal people" would like more shopping options so they don't have to drive to Auburn, or Marysville. Kind of like those same folks who protested the Raley's Center construction years ago who now shop there regularly. The ones who said the center wasn't needed. Most people are too busy trying to make ends meet to debate such matters. Don't mistake Pee-Line's girth as a representation of the "masses." The resemblance to Buddah is coincidental.

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    3. I live closer to GV, outside town, far from NC. Hey I love wine though, and everytime I go to special wine tasting events in GV/NV, there are tons of locals there. Rarely shop at Raley's but do love the GV GO. Family likes the Petco store though. How about filling up the formerly horrendous LinQ buffet space and the old womens clothing store with something nice? Also, its good to get out of town once in a while- and then come home and appreciate our area free the strip mall syndrome. Don't know who would want to live in ugly corridor like N.Auburn or the cement jungle of Roseville with endless traffic lights. Yuck. More power to em.

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    4. Sid. There is also merit to keeping sales tax dollars local. They pay for things that make the community so special...parks, sidewalks, cops, fire protection, library, etc. Bills need to be paid...even in Utopia.

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    5. Great, fill in the empty spaces first and work with developers/owners to upgrade certain places. Its always "build it and they will come." Yeah it helps a few developers and builders for a while, but at a cost many are not willing to pay. I've lived in too many places that became those ugly suburban wastelands of development blight with the inner rings of an area rotting away. Do we want that of Brunswick Basin and Pineless Creek? There's always be some outlfow of tax dollars with the human desire to get out and drive, travel to the City, etc. Vast majority of the tax dollars lost are actually going to Amazon and the like, which isn't anything unique to GV/NC. The 80s and 90s era of big box is such an ancient concept.

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    6. Nevada County has a thousand square miles and Grass Valley is about what? Ten? I don't see a proportional issue here for commercial. Besides, the areas considered for shopping centers are "crap ;and" and these would certainly enhance them. Spring Hill is a giant rock and the area past Kmart was a sawmill. We have to get creative and with all the regulations and hearings, I would expect good projects. We will never be Roseville so the strawman can be put to bed.

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  4. I've always thought the former Weaver's Auto up on the hill would be a GREAT place to stick a large retailer. Lots of parking, etc. It would have been a great place for the CHP. but they were too good for it and built a new facility elsewhere, with money the state couldn't afford to spend.

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    1. You obviously don't live here anymore, or you would know the situation there.

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  5. Good morning. First...let me introduce myself. I am an award winning journalist. I am moderate, but hate most Republicans and despise free enterprise, unless it enhances my stock portfolio. Did I tell you I was an award winning journalist? Oh...and I have a sailboat, too. Big one. I have lots and lots of friends, but my "bestie" is Steve. Mostly because he worships me, which I like very much. I'm worried that if I die local bloggers will take pictures of my ashes and make fun of me. So I think I'll have them drive me somewhere else and maybe have a statue erected so Steve can remember me. Did I tell you I am an award winning journalist? Oh...and I hate mean people. Especially those good 'ol boys who still think they run this place. Speaking of running...I think I'll run to Costco today. I hate big box stores, but Costco has lots of large food items and I like to cook large food and eat with other moderate friends...like Steve.

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    1. That was some high quality snark! I salute you sir and or madam!

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    3. fish, what does Michael know that I don't? Too funny. Of course when he goes to the Burning Man scumfest, he is someone else.

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    5. MichaelA, I can always depend on the Burning Man perv to make those kinds of statements. Too funny! I thought you liked the smell since your nose is up Pellines ass all the time. LOL!

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  6. No fish, it was sad. I suppose at the end of your tawdry gov't career, this is how you squander our taxpayer dollars. Did you post your comment while I was paying your salary? For shame.

    Did you post your comment while I was paying your salary?

    Probably!

    But it didn't take very long (none of them except my weekend posts take more than a moment or two....I realize that commenting here probably requires a greater time investment from a guy of your talents so I'm moderately sympathetic to your upset) so try not to stroke out! You really need to relax Michael...you seem so tense.

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    1. Come on, guys. As an award-winning journalist with a sailboat I encourage you toward a more civil discussion. Here's a "scooplet" for the day, courtesy of me...an award-winning journalist. There will be a parade in Nevada City and I've been asked to be the Grand Marshall. Our parades are always better than Grass Valley's because...well...frankly we are smarter, better educated and have way more money. Back when I was winning a ton of journalism awards for a paper that was losing a million a week I never would have imagined a parade in my honor. I must say it's long overdue.

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  7. Let me know if there's any way I can recommend you for a public service award.

    Let me talk to my management...if they are amenable I'll put you in touch.

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  9. Didn't read the op ed and don't care to read it. What does Buffet or Soros have in common with the common person in America? Nothing, they might have at one point but today they have no freaking clue what it means to be living paycheck to paycheck in 2014 America. So why should Buffet or Soros have more representation than the rest of us? The Democratic Party is in the pockets of Wall St/ big business as much if not more than the Republican Party. Soros and Buffet will advocate for more populist policies but until those policies changes happen they are more than happy to work and exploit the system that current is in place.

    Todd, you really need to get past the my team vs your team mentality if you really want to understand the issues. Both teams approval ratings have been miserable (like teens and twenty-something percent) for a long time but have rigged the system so nobody can challenge their power.

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    1. I understand the issues Ben Emery. You make assumptions and put words in people's mouths and that is a bad habit. The reason I belong to a party, not the democrat party, but the Republican Party, is they reflect many of the things I believe in so it is a natural fit for me. Since you have no core values that a "party" believes apparently, I can understand your anger. You certainly are an angry man. What happened to you? Were you raised to be an angry person?

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    2. HEY LOOK.....It's democracy!


      http://www.laweekly.com/2014-03-20/news/left-wing-darling-pacifica-radio-is-sliding-into-the-abyss/?showFullText=true

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  10. My anger is only about our non representative government that promoting inequality due to their corruption and greed. Our government is supposed to be the peoples government not special interest government.
    How can over 50% of our lawmakers at the federal level be millionaires? Go into congress a worker stiff and come out a millionaire on a salary of $175,000 while maintaining two living addresses, the numbers don't add up. Or another way of looking at it, the average American earns a little more the $25,000 a year, what the hell do millionaires understand about people trying to live on $25k a year?


    bribe- persuade (someone) to act in one's favor, typically illegally or dishonestly, by a gift of money or other inducement.

    greed- intense and selfish desire for something, esp. wealth, power, or food.

    corrupt- having or showing a willingness to act dishonestly in return for money or personal gain.

    The only way these definitions don't match the R's and D's is the fact they have made it so it is legal for themselves to take bribes.

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  11. Where was I...oh, yes. Scooplet for the Day. Since you won't read this in the daily rag, where I once donated my award-winning talents, the missing Malaysian jet is not currently flying. In other breaking news...Nevada City will not be the site of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Meanwhile, I bought a new cookbook and plan to take a train ride to Reno soon.

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    1. You are sooo funny. Keep it coming!

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    2. Todd, your blog is my new spring art project. I make a bunch of comments and spin up your echo chamber, then delete them once I have achieved just the right panache. Voila!, a masterpiece of non sequitur.

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    3. Those days on medication at Burning Man have proven me correct.

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  12. Friends, we have an imposter in our midst. I am the TRUE FUE, his purpleness himself. Everybody wants to be me, I know, but only I have fetched coffee for Herb Cain. Only I used to be an award winning blogger. And only I am despised by thousands of the good old boys and girls I have chosen to grace with my awesomeness. If they only knew how amazing I used to be...maybe I will post some pictures of my boat. The one I keep at Lake Tahoe, by my house, at Lake Tahoe. I will not stand for any ridicule because I am too awesome for that. LOL

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  13. Very entertaining reading. Let's start a FUE writing contest similar to those Hemmingway writing contests.
    -JG

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  14. Hemingway was a good old boy who tried to copy my award winning writing style. He didn't even have a boat at Lake Tahoe. LOL

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    1. You two are killing me....

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    2. My chest actually hurt from that laugh. Luving it.
      -JG

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    1. au contraire mon frere....

      http://www.angelfire.com/super/badwebs/

      or perhaps even worse...look what this douchebag have foisted upon society!

      http://www.dailykos.com/

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    2. Ooopsy..."has" foisted!

      Todd you need to provide me with an editor!

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    3. I looks like Michael self censored the last above comment of his. I wonder what it said? LOL!

      Fish, I am a crappy speller so I would suggest a dictionary. LOL!

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    4. Some thing to the effect that this was the worst site on the internet...so I provided two that I consider worse...... so Michael picked up his ball and went home!

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  16. I was not personally available to review the removed comment by "good old boy" Michael, but I should not have to remind all of you Nevada County Heathens that I, and only I, am able to determine what is appropriate speech. Do not presume Michael, or any of you, to question my total control of censorship. After all, I am an award winning journalist. Now mind your manners while I have the CEO of AT&T personally recalibrate my personal mini cell tower that they gave me for free, because I am awesome. LOL

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  17. Ok, I am back from my little snack. Chili fries and chardonnay are awesome this time of day! LOL. Did I tell you that I write a magazine about food and booze? Who'da thought! LOL. While I was enjoying my pre lunch snack, I had an epiphany. For all of you undereducated Nevada County Heathens who didn't go to Cal and study rhetoric, that is a seizure, kind of. Anyway, in my moment of awesome introspection, I discovered that some may perceive that I have been an AHOLE. Not just an ahole, but a world class, award winning AHOLE. I have decreed that I, in my award winning journalistic writing style, shall offer written apologies to all of my fellow residents and neighbors whom I have slurred, denigrated, and generally offended over the past several years. Stay tuned. LOL

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  18. I see that Michael is practicing the only censorship approved by me, self censorship. The award winning journalist in me allows me, and now Michael, to do this. But not very damn often! LOL. Did I tell you the internet is changing how we communicate?

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    1. True how true! I think the meds at Burning Man have finally kicked in for the fellow.

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  19. Todd, I really have no time to discuss anyone else. I want to talk about me! LOL

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  20. Todd, how did you like the pic of you I put on the Wheaties box on my award winning blog. Sometimes I do things for no other reason than to be a dick. I can't help myself. I'm sorry. God I hate those words! It was a good pic of you though! LOL.

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    1. I am on a Wheaties box? Yep, I saw it. It just cracked me up. Right below that is your adoration of the Nevada City boy on his Wheaties box. I am honored to be in the same league as that young man. Thanks again True FUE!

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    2. That FUE is SO clever! How does he do that? It must be a gift from God. Wait a minute...come to think of it...has anyone ever seen FUE and God in the same room at the same time?

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  21. FUE. I'm glad it's you! I'm pretty sure Jeff A. has been impersonating you and...not very well. He is probably just a little "jelly," since all he's ever won is a third place bowling trophy and you have all those journalism certificates from the Big Leagues. I hope you don't take this the wrong way, but you really should let him go. He's been gone almost two years and people are starting to talk. Those long-distance relationships never last anyway. Besides...you still have your "bestie" and I'll never leave you.
    Always and Forever,
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  22. O Anon, you are catching on! LOL. I will never let Jeff A go. Without him, I would be just another AHOLE from Cal with a degree in rhetoric! Jeff made me what I am, the most despised man in this redneck cul-de-sac. LOL.

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  23. Thanks Steve, I knew I could count on you! I should have you over. We can lounge at my tiki bar, and eat cioppino and chili fries. Did you know I have a magazine about eating? I hope to be on the cover someday. LOL!

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  24. I'm hoping True FUE contributes here daily. I'm in stitches.

    If a FUE literary contest were created, I'm thinking that there would be some entry fee with each submission with the proceeds donated to a charity. Of course the event should be well promoted by the former employer of True FUE. Were this to occur, I'd be entertained to know what charities the True FUE deems worthy.

    --JG

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  25. JG, are you ridiculing my personal appearance? You know I am sensitive about my personal appearance don't you? You always make fun of my personal appearance. Your wife is nice though. Will you send me some unwanted magazines? I really don't want Cosmo. Or Maxim. LOL!

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  26. Here I am! I have had a really busy morning for an award winning journalist. I had to mow the lawn. And to mow the lawn, I had to put on my shoes. Do you have any idea what a bitch it is to put on my shoes? It takes all three of us. Actually there are a lot of things I do that take all three of us. But being awesome like I am, everyone likes to help me. And sometimes when people help me, I let them go on my boat. They have to be careful though, they can't sit next to me. LOL!
    I'm kind of tired now. I think I'll eat some more and take a nap. Maybe I'll dream about who I can slime next. There are so many good old boys here. Not like where I used to live. Or at Lake Tahoe. Did I tell you that I rent a place at lake Tahoe? Mark Zuckerberg lives near me. Well only 20 miles away. He likes me. Or he would if he was lucky enough to meet me. Maybe he will help me put on my shoes. That would be four of us. Only a matter of time. My shoes are getting really big you know. LOL!

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  27. OK, I am up from my nap and my lunch. I have to make fresh chili fries every day. There are never any left overs at my house. LOL! Being the most despised man in Nevada County, I need to slime someone. Who should I slime today? Let's see who is left on my list. Good old boys, check. Tea Party, check. Republicans, check. Grass Valley City Council, check. Chamber of Commerce, check. Contractors, check. That pretty much covers the groups, what about my list of people? Let's see, TJ, GR, RS, BP, RL, GB, and my favorite, JA. I wish I had my old job back. I could get paid to slime people. I wonder if that's why...no, I am too awesome! Immensely awesome! LOL! I should get a cartoon of me. Oh wait, those good old boys really p me off. What were they thinking? I am more like...Rodney Dangerfield. I could call myself Mr. DangerUS. Everyone will fear me then. Except my friends, like...who needs friends. They are just a bunch of good old boys. I think I'll have a snack and take a nap. Maybe I'll dream about having some friends. Or maybe moving to Lake Tahoe. They like me at Lake Tahoe. I think. I'll get back to you on that. Slime on! LOL!

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  28. Todd, thank you for letting me dominate your thread for a couple of days. I feel like I am possessed. LOL! But then, as an egocentric, narcissistic AHOLE, what do I care if you like it or not? Thanks again. As the "Most Despised Man in Nevada County", I don't always eat chili fries, but when I do, I eat a hell of a lot of them! LOL!

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  29. JG, thanks for the kind words yesterday. I hope I didn't offend you. I just can't help myself.

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    1. No need to apologize True FUE, besides, it's unbecoming and beneath the FUE to do so.

      Speaking of personal appearance, would it be possible to share some photographs of yourself? Perhaps some photos of you eating your favorite foods, hanging out at your computer, or with our local elites, or reading your favorite magazines. We don’t get to see much of you unless we happen to bump into you at a CPUSA or SPA meeting...and there are not many photos of you online.

      --JG

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    2. Yes JG, you are right. It is unbecoming for me to apologize which is why I never do it. A rare moment of humanity from the "Most Despised Man in Nevada County". Mark you calendar. LOL. I do not allow photographs to be taken because people just ridicule my appearance. Those nasty "good old boys" are everywhere.
      Say, did you see how I slimed everyone on my award winning blog? Am I not the most pathetic AHOLE ever? I am really going to miss all this fun when I finally get run out of this little cul-de-sac because no one will do business with me! Soon! I will go to my house near Lake Tahoe, by myself, because even my family hates me. LOL! I hate being me. Herb Caen used to like me. Mostly when I got him coffee. Herb and I were both award winning journalists. Now I just try to sell magazines about food and booze. I know a lot about food and booze, I wonder why no one will buy my magazine. Do you think it is because I am a pathetic POS AHOLE who slimes people for fun?

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    3. True FUE, I have a professional question on journalism, and because you are a true professional journalist, I thought you'd be the best person to answer this question, which is- Why is it that newspapers have to print "Paid political advertisement." repeatedly around the border of those articles that are designed to read as an unsolicited testimonial, but certain magazines publishers do not have to do this?
      --JG

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    4. The answer to your question JG is simply that the electoral process is rigged, and only I, and my chosen candidates have to follow the law. The Good Old Boys, and their paid political shills, who only pose as hard working small business owners, never have to follow the rules. This is why none of my candidates ever get elected. I support candidates who have never really had a job, but they are nice to me and really just need some money. Did I tell you I have no friends? Do you feel sorry for me, or despise me?

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  30. Looks like Mr. Pelline cut Randy Hansen off as Pelline's narative is being busted by Hansen. When your crappy rhetoric is busted, time to shut off and censor the debate. The former Union editor's way. That is why he is the former editor. Classic Pelline.

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  31. Maybe that is why Pelline "formerly worked" at the Chronicle and "formerly worked" in Florida and "formerly worked" at The Union. Are you sensing a pattern of the formerly employed former Union editor? Cannot keep a job...Real journalist have standards and ethics, but those who work in false rhetoric start blogs once they are unemployable.

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    1. Rhetoric, is the profession of misleading people. As biased as the media can be, one must conclude that The Chronicle's standards are higher that the FUEs.

      --JG

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    2. JG, I have no standards. That is why I have no friends, my family hates me, and I am "The Most Despised Man in Nevada County".

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    3. Anon, are you saying that I, the TRUE FUE is a lying, hypocritical AHOLE who is hated by everyone, including my family?

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    4. I think we should move on to other things. LOL! This horse has been beat to death! Too funny!

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    5. True FUE, I'm not sure. The answer depends upon the difference in how one distinguishes a lie from a rhetorical statement. One is used to for bad intentions for one’s own benefit. The other is used for the noble and just purpose of deceiving the public for the good of the uneducated and unenlightened public. You are so intelligent, informed, funny (LOL), and unbiased, that you couldn’t possibly lie.

      In addition, you can’t be a hypocrite. Only someone that is imperfect, but claims to be perfect can be a hypocrite. Since the True FUE is TRULY PERFECT in every way, your ridicule of others for their slight imperfections (including misspellings) can not be hypocritical. You are only trying to raise everyone else to the lofty standards you hold. --JG

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  32. Thanks JG, I knew you would see it my way. I reported that you would earlier. LOL. Out of respect to our host, I am going to sign off this thread. I will go sit at my tiki bar, and ponder my horrible mistake of moving to Nevada County. The land of thousands of good old boys, many of who are not only much better funded, but also smarter and incredibly more committed to not letting my slime grow and prosper in this community. Lake Tahoe looks better all the time! LOL! TF

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  33. Thanks FUE. I think you have thoroughly exposed the level of intellect and maturity brought to public policy and community issues with your rich contributions here. I look forward to the secret chili fries and chardonnay while we plot the demise of the good old boy network and the rise of the UN. I'll be over at your big sail boat to kiss your ass later in the week.

    Steve Frisch

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  34. How many anonymous 8th graders are there posting in here anyway?

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  35. Good one Todd. I'm rubber, you're glue, whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you.

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  36. I prefer Michael's artwork. As demonstrated above, he has a real flair, and I hope to see more of it.
    --JG

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  37. I sense an effort by both Steven and Michael emulate my condescending arrogance. Your rubber and glue taunt is particularly grating to the good old boys Michael. Now follow that with a hard hitting line about his mother's combat boots! LOL!

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  39. Are we having anger issues Michael? Can I help? Perhaps we should talk. Did I tell you I have a degree in rhetoric. From Cal. Where there are more people like me. Moderates and middle of the road folk. Lots of those in Berkeley. I'm moving back soon. With my boat. LOL!

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    1. Michael is behaving like a little baby True. I had to spank him. LOL!

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  40. Being an award winning journalist, I know about these things. Some people just like the spanking, and will act out to get more. LOL! A shame that our profound thoughts sometimes fall on deaf ears. There is so much to learn from us.

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  41. Todd's I like your contribution to Michael's artwork. Would it be possible though to alter the text "This comment has been removed by a blog administrator." to something a bit more artsy or colorful?
    --JG.

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    1. Sure, how about, Michael's comment was removed because he is a flaming hypocrite nuisance? LOL!

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  42. How about "This is comment by (author's name) is removed, pending resubmission of a thoughtful and factual comment by the author".
    That will cut me down to nothing. LOL!

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    1. Todd & True FUE, I really admire your contributions this art form. Excellently done. Looking forward to more examples in the future.
      --JG

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    2. Thanks JG, at least you have a sense of humor. LOL!

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    3. I do like the mystery of the statement "This comment has been removed by the author", but it might make for an interesting community art project if we propose reasons why an author removes their own statement. -- JG

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  45. Great idea JG! We can all speculate why Michael removes his comments! The most creative gets a free dinner purchased by...Michael!
    I am going to speculate that he might have a rare form of Tourettes Syndrome that causes him to type totally lucid and right on point Republican talking points. When the attack is over and he sees what he has written, he quickly deletes the comment to hide his shame! Beat that if you can. LOL!

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    1. OMG! You got it! He was actually telling us the truth and realized his forte' is lies and obfuscation! Too funny.

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    2. I'm better suited to putting pipes together than words, but I'll try to make a contribution to this electronic mural that Michael created. Participating in this thread has been very entertaining
      --JG

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    3. "Comment withdrawn by author as commanded by the First FUEhrer."
      --JG

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    4. Upon reflection, I think "The FUEhrer" is sufficient.

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  46. I did used to have a mustache. Since I am running for election, I thought I would clean up my act. How do you like me now? LOL!

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    1. Post a picture of yourself with your mustache and let us compare. Laut lachen
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  47. JG, you are mocking my personal appearance again aren't you? Don't you know this will make me lash out against all my good old boy neighbors? I hate it when I do that. LOL!

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    1. Not mocking, it's just that there's just so much of you to see...and we don't see enough. You are after all our most prominent former Union Editor, boater, and humorist [Laut Lachen]. Rumor is that our local paparazzi are looking for you. I can hardly wait. --JG

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Real name thank you.