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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Democrats/Liberals lost big in Nevada County in the Primary and other stuff

I have waited a while to discuss the results of local races here as I waited for the final tally to be completed. HERE they are.  It looks to me that despite their best efforts to get out their vote here, the democrats were rejected soundly by the county voters.  But of course there are always those that can't accept their defeats with grace and try to put lipstick on the pig.  One local blogger claims the county is "purple" but after reviewing the results one must admit we are a center right county. Based on this I would say that blogger is "hard left".

We have seen few changes in governance here over the years.   I believe the adage, "all politics is local" is so true. Whether City, County or Special District, the people closest to the voters are the most responsive and the most accountable.  Don't fill the potholes?  Your elected butt gets tossed.  Don't balance the budget get your butt booted.  Don't support law enforcement, you are outta here.    I think the main duty of local government is  support for law enforcement.  That makes the local voter more conservative in my view.  We want the Sheriff and the police to get the bad guys off the streets and into the jails.  Democrats want to cuddle the crooks and then spend our money for rehab and vouchers.  You can see who the voters choose.

When I read bloggers or letters to the editor in the local paper from liberals/democrats, I simply shake my head in wonder.  How can people be so stupid?  Usually they have some bleeding heart plea to be nice to the drug dealer feeding the poison to our kids.  They plea to spare the life of the death row scumbag who murdered women and children and did depraved things to them.  They trust the government to teach our kids with their leftwingnut views and distorted and rewritten history.  The left complains about those evil people who own guns or favor life over the murder of the child in the womb as if they are on some sort of moral high ground.  Each and every time I read their tripe and complaints I see the decline of our country and way of life.

Of course I totally support the left's right to speak their BS and would not try to censor any of it.  I want to debate them.  But the left has other ideas.  Even here in little Nevada County we have liberals/democrats who want to muzzle the opposition who speak against their ideas and theories.  The left does not like dissent from their mantra that only they have the right to speak.  A local blogger from the left is constantly trying to make some absurd connection between the actions of some lunatics and mainstream people and organizations on the right.  Stirring it up may work at higher levels of push-polls but not here in our community.  For sure there are a few on the left that the bloggers spewing confirms their opinions but only a few.  I have heard it is very quiet and slow on those leftwingnut loony blogs.

Mainly people want their government to stay out of their lives and leave them in peace.  But we all know that is not the reality on the ground with government.  Locally we have more say in that and we usually don't see too many new ordinances in a given year.  Of course the locals are part time and most have a business so they are fairly sensitive to the affect of new laws on their friends and neighbors.  But at the State and Federal level, we have a whole different animal.

Last year there was 80,000 pages of Federal Register rules and regulations spewed forth on the people of America.  It is how something becomes the law of the land.  Then we have all the State Laws and regulations.  Then we have all the Executive Departments that are allowed to make their own "fill-in-the-blank" rules and regulations after the Legislature passes and the Governor signs a new "law".  I have railed against that all my political life.  Unlike a local ordinance that must be complete prior to the vote, the State and Feds just say "implement this law" to the departments and the "lawmakers" go back to the golf course.  We see how this works every day.  The EPA passes new regulations on coal, water courses, standards of any type and when the crap hits the fan with the constituents, the lawmakers act surprised and angry.  What a crock!  If they had done their job as local officials must do we would see way less bills.  All the parts should be debated as they are in a City Council Chamber or Board of Supervisors Chamber prior to passage.  Then there is the referendum if people don't like them.

We have allowed all these rules and regulations to control most aspects of our lives because in a Republic America, well at least the America I used to know, people were working and too busy raising their families to spend their time in Chambers of politicians to make sure they weren't getting screwed.  But that was when we had a true "press".  We knew the reporters were giving us the truth most of the time.  But over the last forty years the "press" has simply become a branch of the democrat party and we can no longer rely on them at all.  Thank goodness for alternative media like the Internet and and talk radio.  And activist Conservative groups!

We see the disenfranchisement of the American voter from the easy truth once written by those protected by the First Amendment.  So we rely on these other sources of information.  Some are blogs masquerading on the left as news as we see a local one or two.  Others supply links that allow the readers to pursue news and information of their own choice.  Others are debate centers.  But the left, once the source of most of American news no longer has a monopoly.  They do however have an agenda and they are united in that agenda.  They all attended "liberal arts" colleges and were trained by "liberal" professors" all of one "liberal" mind.  So the results of that is "leftwingnut hegemony" in our lamestream media outlets.

All in all though, Americans are a center-right people and that really shows up locally here.  Sure the left has California and the Yankee states (New Mexico and Colorado though amaze me) but for the rest of the country, common sense prevails.  Locally the "purple" blogger and his three or four leftwingnut minions don't know diddly about the county and its people but hey!  This is America and those leftwing nuts have every right to spew their nonsense.  I say congrats to all the winners of June 3, 2014 and to those that did not make it.  I say good try.  I won some and I lost some so I know both sides of an election.

64 comments:

  1. Good piece Todd. I hope that nationwide we are still a center right people. It would be a disaster otherwise.

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  2. Those supposed center right voters of Nevada County seem to prefer Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom and are nearly 50/50 on every partisan heads up progressive vs. conservative election. Several cycles now.
    I see the area as purple as well, maybe he most purple area in the state.

    And national elections are trending more and more center left, as Mr.Romney discovered.

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    1. You must be looking at a different county.

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    2. Those supposed center right voters of Nevada County seem to prefer Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom and are nearly 50/50 on every partisan heads up progressive vs. conservative election. Several cycles now.

      As Jerry admitted during the run up to his prior election when he was caught on tape saying, ".....I've got the unions in my pocket", he was right! They have backed him wholeheartedly. There's your purple hued overpriced choo-choo flavored union support for Uncle Jerry.

      Gavin Newsome.....he's a pretty man from San Francisco......and pretty men from San Francisco get elected to unimportant positions like lieutenant governor in the Sate of California.

      Anyway California is hardly a good indicator for what i.e. prog vs conservative.


      And national elections are trending more and more center left, as Mr.Romney discovered.

      Maybe not your specific area. People who retire to the foothills tend to lean conservative. But I agree.... in general the state as a whole does seem to be trending center-left. It's going to be interesting once the states money problems start to hit hard in about six years....tough to fund all that purple then.

      I see the area as purple as well, maybe he most purple area in the state.

      Nahh....the most purple area in the state is the area under jeffys waistband after a day of yard work.

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    3. Anyway California is hardly a good indicator for what i.e. prog vs conservative.

      for what is prog vs conservative.

      Stupid Auto Correct!

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    4. My main point is in the local offices anyway.

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    5. Still haven't answered the question- except for flippant offhand, irrelevant comments about unions... If it such a conservative dominated place, how do you explain half the primary electorate, skewed admittedly conservative for the primary, voting for Jerry Brown? I've never heard a positive word for Jerry Brown out of any local right wingers.

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    6. Todd, you and Fish make good points here as well.

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    7. Fish makes no sense actually. Todd has one or two points that are accurate. But everything in Nevada County is virtually 50/50. The most purple county in the state, and GV may be the most purple spot among the purple. The registration rolls tells you what you need to know, and the District 3 race came down to turnout demographics and a candidate plastering his signs and mailers everywhere.

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    8. But everything in Nevada County is virtually 50/50.

      And yet the early results went TEAM RED in convincing fashion. Get back to me when we are having recounts.

      The registration rolls tells you what you need to know....

      This didn't seem to be the case in the primary. Maybe you will be right in the general.

      ...and the District 3 race came down to turnout demographics and a candidate plastering his signs and mailers everywhere.

      Gee wonder which guy here... "making no sense actually" said this? "Again older demographics seems to skew more conservative than younger....more's the pity."

      Turnout...Campaign signs...mailers....wow?! What novel concepts to employ in a political campaign.

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    9. Penn Valley went convincing red. South County skews pretty red. That I agree with. Other than that, everything about even in the County.

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    10. Penn Valley went convincing red. South County skews pretty red. That I agree with. Other than that, everything about even in the County.

      So a little bit of sense then....?

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    11. Anon/Pelline still doesn't understand my post. All one needs to do is look at the registration of the locals and see that R's substantially occupy the offices. All the rest of his/her comments are ridiculous. Politics contains many aspects. Among them are , signs, ads, radio, TV, direct mail, and volunteers to get thier voters to turnout. I did it twice here and have a tad bit of experience. I would like to know Anon's experience. Please tell us who you are for real (I think we all know) and how many races you have run.

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    12. Anon/Pelline still doesn't understand my post.

      "Bruiser" is back?

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    13. Gotta be, the writing is so familiar.

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    14. I just realized the word familiar has the word liar in it.

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    15. Hmmmm....I took it as an article of faith that jeffy thought it important to post using ones real name. Interesting.

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  3. Still haven't answered the question- except for flippant offhand, irrelevant comments about unions... If it such a conservative dominated place, how do you explain half the primary electorate, skewed admittedly conservative for the primary, voting for Jerry Brown? I've never heard a positive word for Jerry Brown out of any local right wingers.

    What is "such a conservative dominated place"? If you are referring to Nevada county.... it certainly seems to be. Again older demographics seems to skew more conservative than younger....more's the pity. And where else is a California "Middle of the Roader" democrat going to go at this time other then with Uncle Jerry?

    The republicans are just going to have to stew at the state level.

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  4. Todd, your comment about the media is absolutely true. Were it not for all the alternative news/commentary outlets, we would be misled and lost.

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    1. Thanks Mike. Having been up close and personal with a biased media I can say what I have said is true.

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  5. "Anonymous" you posted the "District 3 race came down to turnout demographics and a candidate plastering his signs and mailers everywhere". Really?

    Fact is Terry Lamphier had a lot more signs up than Dan Miller. Fact is Terry Lamphier did more mailers than Dan Miller. Fact is Terry Lamphier had more signs and more mailers and lost the election.

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    1. "Anonymous" talking to "Anonymous"....making my head spin.

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  6. Fact. Liberals tried to discredit Reagan's lopsided victory over Carter by pointing to turnout. You lost and need to get a new playbook. The one you have appears to be 40 years old.

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    1. Lost what? Mixed bag on election day in non partisan races.

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    2. No, R's won big. Read the results.

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    3. Hank Weston by a big margin in conservative Penn Valley (ya hoo), and Dan Miller won by a small margin in 50/50 GV, where most of the voters aren't even thinking about party politics.
      By my count that is two R's in non partisan contests. Would not call Heidi Hermanson and Cliff Newell exactly politico Republicans. D Greg Diaz won more votes than R Sue Horne. Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom won big within the same electorate. ie, a MIXED BAG.

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    4. Dan Miiler won huge. Incumbents automatically start with an inherent five point lead and the incumbent lost by seven. Smashing loss. We have yet to know how Brown and Newsom will do in the general in Nevada County. Big wins across the board. As far as Hermanson, shw almost lost to a guy that started in March. Your assessment is lipstick on a pig.

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    5. You done got your numbers and facts wrong on the D3 Sup race. But that's OK.

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  7. Todd Said: "Of course I totally support the left's right to speak their BS and would not try to censor any of it."

    What would you say to them at SPD if you ran into one of these nutsacks? Let's explore this.

    Which aisle would break out in debate? The frozen foods? Produce? Meats? I bet it would be the meats.

    http://www.ncscooper.com/

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    1. I love having a local version of The Onion Mr. Finkelstein! It's actually better the The Onion! Keep up the great work. I will go there for a chuckle regularly.

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    2. Thanks Steven Frisch. We're working hard to preserve our 92 year tradition of hard-hitting, hard-driving, in your face truth stuff.

      With regards to this piece of insightful bloggery, it's interesting that we have regulatory agencies that regulate things like coal. It's kind of like a GI Doctor being interested in the colon.

      I figure if we remove all of the regulatoriness and keep the pressure up with this fine Dragon Breathe blogging, we should be able to have a coal burning stoves at our Penn Valley headquarters in no time. Then the rest of the county. It's important that all citizens of Nevada County get to experience the joys of coal.

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    3. You already do. 40% or more of the electricity generated in America is from coal. So your laptop computer you are using in the toilet while taking a pooh is dependent on the coal. Be sure to use TP and don't touch anyone until you wash your hands with soap.

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    4. First of all, we do not use Laptops at the Scooper. Everyone is required to use an iPad 2 or a Selectric III. Not the crappy IIs. We allow employees to choose. I use a typewriter exclusively like our third editor did. Our first two just shouted at everyone.

      Secondly, we have outhouses in Penn Valley and we use corn husks to wipe. It's been that way forever. I hear that's a code requirement in Lake Wildwood, although I couldn't get past the gates to ask anyone. Perhaps I need to just speed through there on my Hog at 45mph to get someone's attention.

      Thricely, even more reason to burn coal for heat. I'm certain we could come up with a clean coal furnaces and stoves. Imagine the joy on our children's faces when we tell them to go shovel coal into the hopper. Pile and piles of coal in every yard.

      Now, if you excuse me, we have a couple of scoops to attend to.

      Chat with you soon.
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    5. LOL, go take a Frisch, butt be sure to wipe!

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  8. For District 3 Supervisor it was Dan Miller 2,580 votes, 52.79%. Terry Lamphier 2,307 votes, 47.21%. Lamphier being the incumbent had an advantage going into the race and he still got rejected by the voters. The public fired Lamphier after he served one term. Lamphier crowed he had more supporters. Lamphier had more signs, more mailers and Lamphier resorted to nasty, negative, false mailers and he lost. Lamphier took endless out of county union money that funded the majority of his campaign. Jim Firth, leader of the local Dem's was Lamphier's right hand man during the election. The Nevada County Dem's were Lamphier's main support and they lost. Jim Firth ran for Grass Valley City Council a while back and was also rejected by the voters. Lamphier ran for Grass Valley City Council a few times and he was rejected by the voters. Lamphier was fired, the Nevada County Dem's were rejected, out of county union money failed and after they lost they now want to blame low voter turn out for their losses?

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    1. 5 points, not 7 points unless one is using some alt math. The amount of signs and mailers- pure opinion. Most others saw Miller plastering his campaign everywhere imaginable in the area. He won on exposure, being a Mayor, as well as turnout advantage, that is clear. Everyone including my iguana knows Repubs came out in stronger force in the midterms, thats not even debatable.

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    2. Lamphier did not even hold his votes from the last cycle on the BOS and that was a good turnout. Forget about Furth and crew for the Grass Valley council. The tough girls who care about kids and victims will own the day and keep sharing the truth beyond the economic propaganda that Furth tries to pretend he cares about.

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    3. SAY WHAT? Furth? Who is that? The tough girls?

      Incomprehensible gibberish. too funny.

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  9. Miller votes were 5.58% over Lamphier votes, rounding up gets you to 6%. Not even debatable is Terry Lamphier and his right hand man Jim Forth were rejected by the voters, once again. The reason Terry Lamphier lost is because the voters rejected him for a second term. Terry Lamphier's nasty, negative, false mailers also turned voters against him. Terry Lamphier was fired by the voters and that's not debatable, it's fact..

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    1. Wow, it certainly seems the post election nastiness is coming from the Miller camp, as you have shown in your post. Never heard anyone call Terry or his mailers nasty and negative, until you had to let the bitterness roll.

      In summary, a close election in a year when votes were sleeping, in a very diverse district. Last time, the conservative lost/got fired, this time it reversed. Cycles back and forth in D3, as the rolls certainly show such an even split.

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    2. As an observer of you two anonymous folks from opposite camps. D3 has always been a close one so a victory over 100 vote margin is a big one. Also, I would suggest that if Miller lost and was using the terms "nasty" etc., then I would expect sour grapes. There is no "sour grapes" from a vistor. Also, I think Terry has been very much a gentleman in not showing "sour grapes".

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  10. The only nasty, attack mailers in the D3 race came from Lamphier's campaign. This isn't opinion, it's fact. All one needs to do is review the mailers sent out by Miller and Lamphier campaigns for the truth.

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    1. You need to really give it up, as Todd suggests. Everything you state is your biased opinion, not fact. I did review the mailers. Believe me, got all of them in droves. Have to say that both direct campaigns did stick to their accomplishments and goals and visions for D3, even though I certainly think Terrys vision is a better one. If someone like you perceives a different vision for the area as something nasty, thats your problem. There is not a nasty bone in Terry's body, he is indeed a gentleman of the highest order as Todd reminds us. Hey, the attack piece by Miller supporters against Terry in the paper- that was nasty in the view of many, many people. So lets move on.

      So how about we move o

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    2. No doubt Terry is a nice guy. That siad he did sned out mailers demonstrating his support for the Dorsey exchange when in the media he was blasting Dan for his support. Not very honest.

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  11. Barry Pruett is correct.Terry Lamphier made all kinds of false claims in his attack mailers and in the media that Dan Miller was part of a conspiracy to fund and build the Dorsey interchange for a couple of developers. This is completely false. Dorsey Interchange has been in the works for over 30 years, for the benefit of the entire region.

    Lamphier did this while also saying he supported the Dorsey interchange construction while seeking votes and campaign money from labor unions. The unions were a major funder on Lamphier's campaign.Then there's the $5,000 in campaign cash Terry Lamphier took from the developer of the Rincon Del Reo project a few weeks after he voted to approve their project, all the time bashing Dan Miller for taking campaign money from the local contractors association and calling Dan Miller a shill for developers that want to destroy our county. These are facts, not opinion.

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    1. Man, you gotta let it go. You are tied to the good local Republican, partisan spin on things. I agree with you though that Lamphier correctly called Miller a shill for developer interests, as he should have.

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    2. Your "biased opinion" is clearly showing, time to pull up your pants and go back to the FUE's blog where you belong.

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    4. Thiis can't be.,,,what is my friends? Happly,, theycant like it wen the Turks are on th march,

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    5. Comedy Central could use you! LOL!

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    6. If my memory serves me correctly (and it constantly fails lately) the Dorsey interchange was in the original plans but they ran low on funding and needed to scale back the project.

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  12. Stop it, no more comments on this blog. I'm The FUE and I always have the last word on anything and everything. I choose what is discussed, when and where. I'm sailing Lake Tahoe and I don't have time for this today. Time for all you to come about and trim your sails, I'm Captain Cartman!

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    1. Steve Frisch is the onboard swabby and Herr Ben Emery, the 99% is the galley slave. Too funny.

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  13. You are all wannabees! I, as the True Fue, is the only one who knows the facts and has an opinion that matters. The bottom line is that Hank Weston spanked his liberal challenger by getting 2x the votes. Dan Miller spanked the incumbent who ran a nasty campaign of lies and BS trying to keep his job. The voters rejected TL, again, and will continue the streak when TL tries again. He is dumb and dishonest, and is the perfect candidate to run against. I think I will move in with TL and get elected so I can tell those damn conservatives in GV how to really screw up their city. And then we will have Christmas lights on Mill St. every day! And sell crystals to tourists! And maybe they'll buy my magazine. You know I publish a magazine don't you? And I have five make believe friends who write stuff on my blog. You should all be ashamed that you don't post your real names. LOL!

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    1. I don't thin k "All About Eve" has anything on you TF. How you can do so many fakes commenters at once and carry on a conversation amongst them is really really amazing! Well, I have to go take a Frisch and clean out the pipes, so have a great day writing about the other intake end of food! LOL!

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    2. IWhat movements?,!! are you taking about?? in the bowl,,,butn't is jist natural?

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    3. The True Fue is a faker. Let's see his website and list of editors from around the world. Slacker.

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    4. RF, I am an award winning journalist and you are not! I have a boat and you don't. I weigh 400 lbs and have my own cartoon character, and you don't. Get a life, and don't attempt to talk to me, you are not worthy. I am the TRUE FUE! LOL!

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    5. We care not what you weigh True Fue, we just want to see your goods. The Sierra Dragon's Breathe is all about showing us his goods. The Nevada County Scooper has shown its readers its goods over its 94 years history. And the miserable Harold F. Buck, our 4th unfortunate editor, even spent time in Jail for sharing his goods down on Mill Street.

      http://www.ncscooper.com/about-the-nevada-county-scooper/masthead/

      Fink.

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    6. Say please you naughty boy.

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  14. Enough is enough! I'm the real FUE and I told you all to stop posting! I'm blogging while sailing Lake Tahoe and I don't have the time to keep telling you what to think, do, say and post. It's all about me, don't you understand my importance? I'm the center of the universe, I'm all knowing, listen and understand, it's all about me:

    I'm Jeff Pelline, a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. I'm the publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. I covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. I have a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. My hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

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    1. Sorry RF, I apologize. I humble myself at your feet. Have you seen your feet lately? Anyway, I hope theFrisch is taking care of your poop deck there on Tahoe as you sail by the plebes. Have fun. mea culpa.

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    2. On my boat, the poop deck is not on the deck. Please explain.

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Real name thank you.