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?