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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Cheryl Cook, another liberal whiner gets her column. Updated February 11, 2015

I have been a subscriber all my adult life of our local Union Newspaper.  I think it is very important to support a local paper.  In my experience I have seen the best and the worst running the paper and I have been the recipient of both in the articles and on the Editorial page.  Most of the articles were critical and yes, in the beginning I felt they were picking on me because I was politically different.  Over time though I grew up, got mature and took my medicine.  But in the days I was a County Supervisor, I was pilloried often by a hostile Editor.  Now we see a different animal complaining here.

Today the Union ran a opinion piece by a disgruntled liberal woman named Cheryl Cook.  She had a litany of complaints about the paper and the community.  I read it thoroughly and absorbed her hatred and bitterness towards the community and "conservatives".  I concluded there is no help available for this woman.  HERE is the opinion piece.

This was the telling comment to me from Cook's diatribe against the good citizens of Nevada County.

"Look around. Ask yourself why people of color do not make their home here. Where is the ethnic diversity that is reflected in California’s cosmopolitan population? Where is the spirit of inclusion?"

 Now I don't have a clue about what color or ethnicity Cook is.  But that quote tells me she is a true died in the wool leftwinger.  If she is a white woman, then why move here and surround yourself with a lot of white people?  If  she moved here from a urban area that has a lot of people that are not white, doesn't her leaving diminish the diversity there?  My goodness, what a load of crap this woman is spreading.

People of any background and color can move anywhere they want in America.  Nevada County is no different.  Cook could move to Truckee I suppose.  There are more "Latinos" there according to the census.  If that is her gig I say prove to us your words are not crap.  I know a lot of people here.  I never run into anyone who disparages others for being a different color and ethnicity.  I imagine that may only occur in the conversations these liberals like Cook conjure up in their little "policy" group think meetings.

Her hatred for  Republicans and conservatives is very troubling.  In Nevada County the left has been trying to take over our elected offices for many years.  When four lefties were elected to the Board of Supervisors years ago, they started a move through the Democrat Party here to elect a majority on the city councils and N.I.D.  Luckily the voters saw through this and kept common sense people on the elected boards.  Well, except for Nevada City.

What fascinates me abut the Cook's and Firth's are their assumptions about the people they chose to come live with.  The R's and Conservatives here are all very fine people.  They are inclusive and friendly.  What they don't like is people coming to disrupt their lives.  The liberals like Cook and Firth have an innate hate for people on the right so they naturally feel compelled to gain a position to lord over them through elections.  Well we see the results.  The people don't want them.

Cook was on the Editorial Board of the Union and was awarded a prime spot to disseminate her claptrap in the paper.  Yet, she could not even accept that apparently.  She quit and took her football home.  What this shows me is that she and Firth and their ilk cannot accept the fact their policies and ideas are not welcome in our elected positions here.  So, like spoiled little children these liberals whine and cry and call others names.  Wah wah wah!  I suggest that Cook rethink why she moved to a place she now apparently does not care for.  Perhaps a better fit is Oakland or San Francisco?

Regardless, I am glad that people like Firth and Cook get their ideas on the Union's Editorial page if only to show the rational and common sense people of Nevada County the difference between a liberal and a conservative.

UPDATED February 11, 2015

 OK, it looks like Cook has doubled down with her whining in today's Union Letters.  HERE is the screed.

My goodness, the woman is unable to discern political criticism and personal attacks so she comes across as a muddled intellect at best.  She complains that someone spit on her or her car because she had an Obama bumper sticker on it.  She should have filed a police report but apparently did not.  That would be assault.  But with all her rants about the local community not be so welcoming to her, perhaps she made some political enemies?  Hell, my car was keyed and my tires flattened and my brake fluid drained 30 years ago.  I have no idea who did it and I have no idea what political party, if any, they belonged too.

I assume since Cook is complaining about the bumper sticker that she knows the person and the political party they belong too?  If not, then why try and tarnish the opposition?  Cook says this,

" I have liberal, moderate, and conservative friends. But my experience here is that people fear speaking above that whisper because of the consequences they will suffer."

Say what?  Everyone I know in our community are the defenders of speech.  They want more speech not less and I have ever met a person from the right in our community that did anything untoward towards an avowed liberal after they spoke out.  Just go to a Nevada City Council meeting on any issue.  You will hear the lefts opinions which I am sure you probably agree with.  You would be right at home with the liberals of the area.  

So once again we all get to read the woes of a liberal/democrat who feels picked on.  Toughen up, we have to listen to your screeds in the local paper you so despise.  If they were as biased as you say why then would they publish you, Ron Lowe and Eubanks among many?


68 comments:

  1. Amazed at the IntoleranceJanuary 31, 2015 at 12:32 PM

    I would encourage Ms. Cook to find the article by Valentina Parkman that was published in The Union a couple of weeks ago, read it carefully, and spend some quality introspective time asking if you see yourself and your outlook on life in Nevada County more like Ms. Parkman or Jim Firth. She sounds an awful lot like the message that Firth wears around like a crown of thorns. "OMG, I moved to a small town full of conservatives! I tried to tell them how wrong their thinking is, and no one listens to me!" There are lots of liberals in Nevada County, many of them in elected positions. Their ability to interact well with both liberals and conservatives is evidenced by the fact that some have been reelected numerous times. It is painfully obvious that the real problem with Ms. Cook is her attitude and tolerance for people who do not see the world the same way she does. It would seem she has a simple choice. Seek out those who do think like her and like their lives in Nevada County. Learn from them some tolerance and basic personal interaction skills, or admit that she made a mistake in moving to a small town with more conservatives than she can tolerate. Then simply relocate to someplace more to her liking. Demanding that everyone in her new hometown change to suit her liking is childish and unbecoming.

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  2. Like Ms. Parkman, I enjoy many wonderful friends in the area, most of them Conservatives. I have volunteered my hours to different community groups. I have voted both Republican and Democrat. I enjoy diversity in all things: Religion, Ethnicity, Politics. Unlike Ms Parkman, I have shared my political outlook and candidate of choice in the form of a bumper sticker, in social gatherings when asked, and in Editorials
    from time to time. She has not.
    I have attempted to create a balance in the political discussion here. I have no hatred for anyone. But have certainly been on the receiving end of it.
    Your assumptions are way off course. It is the attitude and intolerance of those Conservatives who spit at cars, harrass drivers, and tear off bumper stickers from cars other than their own that are in question. But nice try turning things around.

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  3. Looking for Common GroundJanuary 31, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    Anon, 1:45. You posted some reasonable thoughts, but I have a couple of questions of you. Why have you concluded that Ms Parkman does not share her political outlook in social gatherings, or have a bumper sticker on her car? That was not evident from her article, and seems like a big leap that you are making for some reason. Are you attempting to lessen the value of her opinion because you perceive her to be less outspoken than you are?
    It is great that you have no hatred for anyone, and horrible that you have experienced it yourself. It appears you have experienced hatred from conservatives, and have branded all conservatives negatively. Would it not be more appropriate to direct our scorn at the individuals who are guilty of bad behavior rather than an entire class of people, 50% of our fellow countrymen. There are bad apples of all kinds around us, but not every apple is bad. It is inexcusable to spit at someone because you disagree with them. It is also inappropriate to carry bias against someone you have never met simply because of they way they choose to vote. What do you think?

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  4. Todd, you nailed it!

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  5. Ms Parkman did not refer to any political affiliation and appeared to base her being welcomed into the community on willingness to volunteer, promote friendships, and reaching out to others in good faith. I have done the same….with people of all political leanings.
    Your therapeutic advice perhaps should be geared toward Juvinall et al who appear to "absorb" hatred in one's writings when it just may be a result of a natural regurgitation.

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  6. The Zebra Shows Her StripesJanuary 31, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    So you really are just a hater after all. You hate conservatives, yet you squeal like a baby when you encounter the same hate directed at you.

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  7. Very good, sensible article Todd. Amazing Ms. Cook would make such claims. She was a member on the Union's Board. The majority on the Board are considered progressive (liberal?) reflecting the many opinions of the same persuasion. Why call nice people bad names because they write different opinions based on their experience and observations that differ. The varity is educational. Isn't that what "liberal" is supposed to be about? Or did someone change the meaning? The variety of opinions give us a bigger picture of who and what we're voting for. BMW

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    1. My experience with people like Cook is as I have written. They don't get their way they act like babies.

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  8. It is amazing that they are just like the people they hate, full of hate and intolerance. Not surprising they are not accepted by the people of Nevada County.

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    1. A little word mening change. They are not like the people they hate, the people they hate a nice, kind and are glad to meet them. They are like a liberal which they are. As you have stated.

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    2. Hmpgh...gurgle...arp..grrrp..liberal!

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    3. Hmpgh...gurgle...arp..grrrp..liberal!

      Damn...someone on the other thread was right...must be a "double your meds" Sunday......and just look at the size of those pills!

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  9. Todd, I like all the Conservatives here. I like some others too, but those ideas can be troubling. My church is where we talk about this, and I have come to undrestand them best this way. I think the other here are the same

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  10. The FUE sure does like to wrote about himself, how wonderful he thinks he is and he sure likes to try and name drop to look important and liked. Best example is his recent self serving post about the Nevada City Chamber event at the Foundry.

    What the FUE is clueless of is how folks that attended and had to spend time around him at the event really feel about him. I have talked to a number of folks that attended the Chamber event and had to suffer his attempts to be warm and fuzzy with them. All had the same thing to say about the FUE and none of it was good. Folks feel slimed an encounter with the FUE, they said they suffered through and then laughed like crazy after they get clear of him. The FUE thinks he is liked by the very folks that sigh relief and laugh behind his back when he walks away. The FUE is clueless about how folks really view him, his massive, narcissistic ego blocks his view of the sad reality.

    The FUE really is the most despised, laughed at man in Nevada County.

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  11. Pelline is a joke!

    So Pelline hates the Union newspaper and says he will not subscribe because it's so bad, but he reads it, steals its content to posts and blogs rants about The Union most every day. Pelline's favorite thing to do is rant about any typo or miswording The Union makes.

    But the Pelline needs to keep his own glass house in order. How long before the big Pee corrects this latest mistake he made while ranting about The Union?

    Posted on February 2, 2015 by jeffpelline:

    "The Union’s ongoing inept editing has become a community conservation in its own right".

    He dumbass, that should be community conversation, not "community conservation", Pelline is a hack! LOL, LOL, LOL!

    Pelline's rant that "The Union has inept editing" seems to need some editing! LOL, LOL, LOL!

    Pelline, you are a hack!

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    1. Now that is funny! Do as I say, not as I do. The liberal hack mantra!

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  12. Correction, that should be "Hey dumbass, that should be community conversation, not "community conservation", Pelline is a hack! LOL, LOL, LOL! vs. "He dumbass, that should be community conversation, not "community conservation", Pelline is a hack! LOL, LOL, LOL!

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    1. You can't make this up!

      In another childish rant by the FUE about a mistake in The Union the FUE drops his pants and shows his big ass to the world by making a mistake! Talk about INEPT!

      Hey FUE, you look to be the "INEPT" one. Now correct your mistake and try to hide it!

      "The Union’s ongoing inept editing has become a community conservation in its own right" and the FUE has become a community joke in his own right!

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    2. He is caught up in the issues of editing because that stakes are so high! LOL!

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    3. The internet is changing the way Pelline publically embarrasses himself!

      LOL!, LOL!, LOL!

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    4. Pelline is a total "Xxjj xjx jxj xjj x xjj xj xjjx jxjxjx"

      LOL!

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    5. Well as predicted Pelline corrected his "INEPT" mistake and made no comment about it. His "INEPT" mistake was scooped right here!

      As posted here prior to Pelline correcting his "INEPT" mistake:

      "Hey FUE, you look to be the "INEPT" one. Now correct your mistake and try to hide it!"


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  13. Below is a letter from The Union today, it's from lefty Pinky Zalkin. Zalkin is a well known local lefty, a lover of anything Jim Firth or Terry L:amphier spew out.

    In her letter Zalkin attacks the move "American Sniper" and insults American hero Chris Kyle.

    Here's Zilkin;s letter in The Union so others can see how screwed up and lost the local lefty nut jobs are:

    "I find it appalling that people are flocking by the hundreds to see American Sniper while Selma has an audience of 20-30 people! It appears that America, which seems to be immune to and yet hungers to see violence, would rather see a movie, though well made, about a man whose claim to fame is that he holds the record for shooting more people than any other soldier.

    Isn’t it more important that we go to see a movie about the struggles and success of Martin Luther King Jr. and all the men, women and children who died so that millions would have the right to vote?

    I think we can learn a lot more about sacrifice and be inspired to do good works by going to see Selma. I suggest everyone, particularly young people, go to see what the real heroes in America accomplished.

    Pinky Zalkin
    Nevada City

    Ms. Ziklin you are a real piece of work, now apologize to the family of Chris Kyle and all that serve our Country!

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    1. I know of her and she is truly a liberal loon. I see Song Cowbell is now a contributor to the Pelline blog as well. She was a hoot when she sang a song to the BOS years ago regarding the Siskon Mine application. Too much ganga! LOL!

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    2. Chris Kyle, a true American hero, Pinky Zalkin a clueless lib.

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  14. A bird told me they had seen the child porn photos that Terry downloaded onto his County computer and they were of under aged children, drugged or drunk, having sex with adults. The only reason it is not a felony is because they are photos and not videos, which I find very odd that there is a difference. Now why would FUE contribute to his defence fund ? Is FUE in favor of child porn ? I know he has not been proven guilty yet and he is due his day in court but he did admit he was surfing the net. If this was Barry do you think his daggers would be out?

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    1. The Jim Firth, Terry Lamphier loving lib's have a double standard, as does their buddy Pelline. Pinky Zalkin is also part of this band of local libs, she's a Firth, Lamphier friend and supporter.

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    2. You have to give the left credit though. They always support their charlatans no matter what. At least R's boot them.

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  15. The "community conservation" vs, community conversation mistake has been corrected on the FUE's blog Union rant. "Good going!" LOL!

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  16. I talked to the Sheriff today, he's a real nice guy. The Sheriff and NCSO are doing a real great job. We are very fortunate to have the Sheriff and the NCSO, Search & Rescue and the volunteers too.

    Why so few lib's in Law Enforcement? Why do so few lib's step up and serve in the military?

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  17. Ben Emery is one sick dude. Here's part of what he posted on the FUE's blog of hate:

    "Here is a prayer from Michael Moore. I picked this out specifically for our hard right wingers..."

    "... we ask that You inflict every member of the House of Representatives with horrible, incurable cancers of the brain, penis, and hand (though not necessarily in that order). We ask, Our Loving Father, that every senator from the South be rendered addicted to drugs and find himself locked away for life. We beseech You to make the children of every senator in the Mountain Time Zone gay–really gay. Put the children of senators from the East in a wheelchair and the children of senators from the West in a public school..."

    Ben Emery is a very twisted person, but funny how he claims to be a middle of the road guy, just like the FUE claims. Also notice the growing number of nasty posts with threats of violence against "the local right" the FUE is allowing on his blog of hate.

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  18. Sad to wish bad things on others you don't agree with. It would be much wiser to pray that those who need to change their ways in order to become better people...will do so. Just because you think so, doesn't mean you know it all. Time and experience may reveal otherwise. BMW

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  19. Its good that their true lefty feelings are gushing forth after such a string of loses locally. Yes very casual about the violent local references. If any conservative went that way they would be screaming to everyone who would listen and demanding LE do something. BE also shows in his comments he does not comprehend what we say. For example one of his recent posts speak to me learning the error of my way when someone in my family gets sick and needs weed +-. As I have said all along I know lots of disabled folks who feel it is a benefit to them and I have no problem with that and never have. Its all on record. I have a problem with crass profiteers hiding behind the skirts of the truly sick and the obvious abuses in the name of mmj.

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  20. Uh Oh.....looks like ol "meat sweats" is in a tizzy again.....

    Todd Juvinall, whose blog has become Pakistan of the local blogosphere, harboring “anonymous” commenters who lie, are nasty and are bullies (AKA cyberharassment), is — figuratively, at least — wetting his pants:

    Cyber harassment? Funny coming from the man who breathlessly scours the local police blotter webpage in an attempt to tattle on his neighbors!

    Hey Todd.....what's it like living rent free in jeffys skull?

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    1. I don't know fish I am living in Pakistan. LOL! The guy is a loon but since he is enamored of me I may have to put in a security system. LOL!

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  21. Is it possible for Pelline to be a bigger, one sided, double standard hypocrite?

    Pelline posted another childish, obsessed rant against The Union newspaper. This time about The Union running an ad for an Auburn business:

    "Shop Local?"

    “Shop local” reads an ad in our community newspaper this morning, referring to Don Adams Antenna Satellite Services. But right below this ad is another bigger ad: for McCaulou’s department store — across the county line, in Auburn".

    But since we know Pelline reads this blog every 15 minutes maybe he can write about the lefty lib double stand by one of the key leaders of the western Nevada County "Be local, Buy Local" campaign that shops down the hill at evil Costco.

    Will Pelline cover this? I bet not. Pelline claims he's Mr. "middle of the road" and balanced, what a crock! So here's one for Pelline to look into, verify and cover. Maybe he should check it out and even talk to the lefty business owner about shopping at Costco while at the same time preaching "Be local, Buy Local" and don't shop at evil corporate businesses.

    Seems our local Flour Garden Bakery owner that preaches and leads the "Be Local, Buy Local" effort and anti corporate business mantra is the biggest lefty hypocrite around. You see, Flour Garden Bakery uses a lot of "Kirkland" products, purchased at the Roseville Costco no less!

    Check out the brand of artificial sweeteners Flour Garden Bakery has, one is yellow packets that have "Kirkland" printed on them. Look in the back bakery production area of the Neal Street Flour Garden Bakery and one sees cases of "Kirkland" maple syrup. I wonder what other things Flour Garden buys from the evil big box Costco, what about TP and paper towels? Are these items not available locally?

    The lefty's are a big bunch of hypocrites that want to control every part of our lives. Do as I demand, not as I do! Pelline won't cover this because he's anything but fair, balance or middle of the road as he claims.

    Hypocrites!

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    1. I have no issues with folks choosing to shop at Costco. I do have issues with the clear hypocrisy of trying to control where others shop and at the same time buying and using Kirkland products.

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  22. Would that be the same Jeff Pelline who, when he was editor of The Union, priced snow tires at Costco in Reno when he could have shopped locally at two advertisers within a block of the paper's office, Firestone and Grass Valley Goodyear? Just wondering.

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    1. That would not surprise me. I bet you a dollar to a doughnut he and his ilk would fight to the )almost) death is a costco wanted in. BTW, who prints his magazine? Anyone know?

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  23. Pot calling the kettle black. Pelline ranted "The Union’s ongoing inept editing has become a community conservation in its own right". That would be CONVERSATION, not conservation. When Pelline's INEPT post mistake was scooped and pointed out here, Pelline read it and then corrected his INEPT mistake, failing to inform anyone that he had made his INEPT mistake that was caught and reported here.

    Would be nice to know where Pelline's mag is printed, maybe he'll post that info on his blog.

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  24. My ultra high quality coffee table reading material is printed by the best printer (cheapest) in the region. This printer just happens to be in a neighboring city (Auburn). I do this at great personal effort and expense, because I demand the best (cheapest) for my faithful readers (all 15 of them) because the stakes are so small! Good going!

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    1. Fue E is dreaming about me again. My tax deductible meal ticket (some call it a magazine, but I get free food from it) is not printed in Auburn! Do you think I am stupid? (Don't answer that.) I have all my printing done at the same place my friend and hero Jim Hemig does, at The Union, Sutton Way, Grass Valley, Ca. I like to copy Jim because he is smarter than me. And he is a real journalist, I am just a nasty blogger. I like to say that I am an award winning journalist, but the only award I ever got was when I won the office pool for a chance to park next to Herb Caen. Am I bitchin' or what? Did I tell you I have a boat? And five people talked to me at the Chamber dinner! You good old boys are so lucky to have me here! When Terry Lamphier gets out of prison I am going to get him elected to something, not sure what. I wonder what he is good at? LOL!

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  25. Can you imagine hating your community? Go read Pelline's blog. Really?

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  26. He pretty much hates everything and everybody, except himself. He leaves that for the rest of us. LOL,LOL, LOL!

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  27. The libs are the new commies that want to take away all my hard earned money and give it to George Soros. They all get theirs when the rag heads take over after Obummer cuts the defense department and gives it to the eco-freaks.

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  28. From the FUE's blog on vaccinations:

    Reinette Senum says she is "... vehemently against vaccinations..." Senum is also anti Tazer for Police Officers.

    Amazing, fact less, hogwash.



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    1. Speaking of hogwash...has anyone seen my shower cap and slippers? ROFLMFAO!!!

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    2. Millions of people are alive today because of vaccinations. I do understand the extreme position of not likeing them though. However, if the society is to proceed sometimes we have to do things we don't like. Interestingly, lefty extremists like Senum want to regulate your private property in the "historic" districts.

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  29. First we had hard core lefty Pinky Zalkin's letter in The Union insulting and attacking a true American hero, Navy Seal Chris Kyle.

    Today we have another disgusting, insulting attack letter about Chris Kyle in a Union by Barbara Larsen of
    Nevada City. Larsen wrote Chirs Kyle "was a misguided and tortured man".

    Sorry Ms. Larson, but you are disrespecting and insulting a brave hero that served our Country and was dedicated to protecting others. Chris Kyle was and is an American hero of the highest caliber and you owe him, his family and all that serve a big apology and a big Thank You vs. your insults.

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    1. The Larsen attacks do not surprise me. I was the target of these extremist liberals many years ago. Her hubby was a true mean spirited extremist and apparently it is all in the family. They are not important in the scheme of things.

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    2. You don't see the FUE covering these letters in The Union that attack and insult Chris Kyle and the others that serve, give their body parts and lives while doing the fighting these lefty clowns refuse to do.

      God bless those that serve and their families that they leave behind. Too bad the FUE doesn't cover this, too busy bashing The Union for any typo he can find instead.

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    3. The FUE never attacks the lefty letter writers as "extremists" of the left. He is one of them so it would not be natural for him to call these loons names as he does those from the right. That is why he has no credibility in the county and probably anywhere else. Hell, at least the lib Steve Frisch stated his disagreement with Ben Emery's loony comments. So I just laugh at the FUE and call him a extreme leftwingnut.

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  30. This should piss of the pot growers in Nevada County. Now that our local pot farmer group the ASA has teamed up to start a local ACLU group maybe they can try to stop this effort to address the massive environmental impacts of the nice MJ growers. Maybe they will require the MJ growers to get approval via CEQA and an environmental impact study like the proposed mines the lefty's hate.

    "Assemblyman Jim Wood introduced the Marijuana Watershed Protection Act (AB 243). The legislation would address the environmental impacts of medical marijuana cultivation, and would seek to mitigate the impact of the crop on California’s water quality and supply".

    Assemblyman Jim Wood is a Dem. Betting he's pissing off some of the lefty's with this effort.

    Here's the link to the Yubanet story:

    http://yubanet.com/regional/Marijuana-Watershed-Protection-Act-introduced.php#.VNP6n2d0yMY

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  31. Sierra Business Council get's $50,000 taxpayers "grant" to promote kayaking on Lake Tahoe! Wow, do we really need to give a non profit $50,000 to promote that you an kayak on Lake Tahoe? Yubanet has the full story, but here's the basics.

    "South Lake Tahoe, Calif. February 5, 2015 – The California Tahoe Conservancy Board unanimously voted today to award Sierra Business Council (SBC) $50,000 to expand and enhance the Lake Tahoe Water Trail.
    The Lake Tahoe Water Trail is the 72-mile scenic paddling route around the shore of Lake Tahoe. SBC plans to improve trail maps; increase wayfinding, trailhead signage, and outreach and education; launch a Lodge-to-Lodge Network; and establish a new Oversight Committee to develop a business plan to create a more sustainable program".

    Funny, a taxpayer funded grant so a non profit can "develop a business plan to create a more sustainable program". What a hoot!



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    1. You have to give them credit for being able to scam us for money.

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  32. This is amazing! Folks MUST read the full story!

    http://www.chicoer.com/general-news/20150205/wildflower-students-linked-to-graffiti-in-bidwell-park

    Chico: Recent graffiti in Bidwell Park was at the hands of students from a Chico charter school as part of a lesson on civic engagement and activism. Seventh- and eighth-graders at Wildflower Open Classroom on Cohasset Road have been involved with an anti-fracking campaign and are among those planning to take part in a rally in Oakland on Saturday. On Monday, students and some staff members vandalized parts of lower park with anti-fracking messages and advertisements for the weekend rally.

    School site director Tom Hicks said Thursday that the vandalism was an unfortunate error in judgment related to the middle school students’ studies in civic engagement and activism. Earlier in the year, they selected fracking as a topic and became engaged with the issue. After research into ways to put their ideas in motion, students decided to use sidewalk chalk and stencils to get their message out, including making their own biodegradable chalk. The activity in the park took place after school Monday with students and staff.

    “Unfortunately there was some miscommunication and then error in judgment on our behalf by doing this in the park,” Hicks said. “At this point we are working with the parks department to rectify the situation and making every effort to turn this into a learning experience for everybody involved.” Aside from this incident, Hicks said he has been extremely proud of the students and teachers in their embrace of activism and the leadership the youth have shown in carrying out their project. City parks and natural resource manager Dan Efseaff said he could not release many details because the city is still investigating and has not determined a final course of action.

    “Our process usually is to get a report, do our due diligence and come up with information and facts,” he said. “All our staff time that’s necessary to repair, clean or get rid of graffiti or vandalism is documented and that potentially becomes billable.” People responsible for graffiti or vandalism can be charged with an infraction, misdemeanor or felony based on the nature of the crime. The city is collecting information and will be acting appropriately, Efseaff said. The vandalism included a message of “Don’t frack CA” painted on a fallen tree and dozens of stenciled images painted on the asphalt roadway, starting near One-Mile Recreation Area and looping to the bridge near Highway 99. The images were footprints promoting the March for our Water, Health, Climate.

    “It wasn’t very effective because they went in the night before, it was reported to us in the morning, and a crew responded by 8:30 (a.m.),” Efseaff said. “By 9 a.m., all of the message part of it was obliterated.” The markings were made with a spray marking chalk, and while it’s not considered permanent, it still requires removal with a pressure washer, he said. Even after rainstorms, it doesn’t go away. It could be there for weeks after application,” Efseaff said. “We can’t have any markings on city property. It’s all in the same category. It’s still defacing city property and has to be cleaned up.”

    On the students’ Facebook page, they explain they have decided to take a stand against fracking. They are helping Frack-Free Butte County organize a bus to the March for Real Climate Leadership and raise awareness through a community art project and outreach. The March for Real Climate Leadership is expected to attract thousands of people to Oakland, where participants will call on Gov. Jerry Brown to ban fracking and push for 100 percent renewable energy. A bus of local people is leaving from Butte College at 7 a.m.

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  33. Teaching children to vandalize a public park, spray paint a protest message on a tree, included students and their teachers the led this vandalism field trip "as part of a lesson on civic engagement and activism" to protest fracking.

    So after being caught the school director Tom Hicks says "the vandalism was an unfortunate error in judgment... unfortunately there was some miscommunication and then error in judgment on our behalf by doing this in the park”.

    What a total load of BS from the school director. Those school staff members that led this vandalism "field trip" should be fired on the spot vs. lame excuses by the school director. Vandalism is a part of the lefty's "civic engagement and activism" methods and they are teaching it to children at the school.

    Our tax dollars at work at a charter school. I wonder if this is part of Common Core.

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  34. The clueless lib school director sure has the real issue wrong. The school director's response to the vandalism field trip that "unfortunately there was some miscommunication and then error in judgment on our behalf by doing this in the park”.

    Really, the problem is the location the teachers chose to vandalize in protest? Where should the teachers have taken the kids to vandalize, someone's private property? The school's director says it was "miscommunication". Talk about not taking responsibility of the school's actions.

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  35. Political activism (for the left) has been one way to get good grades in certain college classes for years. Evidently it's now part of grade school. Anti plastic grocery bags is one example of kids making new regulations via those with the same limited mentality. You know where it's coming from because they scream loudly about how terrible it is to use kids for anything regarding "right" like the Constitution. BMW

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