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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Firth's whining gets a smackdown

Today's Union Newspaper had a response article to the January 12, 2015 whinery of Jim Firth.  He is of course the fellow that moved here from San Francisco and immediately immersed himself in the political stream of our County.

 Here is his lament. 

Here is Valentina Parkman's response to Firth.

http://lowres.cartoonstock.com/sport-baseball-baseballers-win-winning-winners-smb070702_low.jpgI have never met either one but I can attest to the facts of both.  My mom and dad moved here in late 1945 after my dad was discharged from the Navy.  Some people still call me a flatlander since I am not a Cousin Jack.  Does it bother me?  No, it is all in fun.  When Nevada County was down to 22,000 people in the 60's, we thought we would become a "ghost" county.  The mines closed, and most of the economy rested on timber and small local business.  I worked in one of the last neighborhood markets on Race street in Grass Valley.  The graduating class of 1968 was something like 350 students.  After graduation the young that were smart enough left for college.

And so it stayed for a few years.  I recall my Dad building one of the first houses in Alta Sierra in the mid 60's.  It was probably a second home for some Bay Area family.  Even land appeared to be tough to sell here and you could pick up a lot pretty cheap.  Over time though people discovered our county and started coming here to experience the natural world and most of all, the friendliness of the people here.  Most moved here to be left alone and they really liked the slow pace lifestyle and the quiet of the forest.

Then we started to see people like Firth come here, also people like Jeff Pelline.  These kind of people moved here to our burg and decided that Shangri-La needed to be changed.  They decided the people running the county and it's cities were incompetent and need to be replaced.  So Firth followed in the footsteps of some others that did their best to wreck the county into their image and thank goodness they failed.  They did not fail totally though.  The people that sought power over the rest of us did succeed in making the documents that control your property rights into the concrete of "no-growth".  We see the results of their victories.  Schools closing, service jobs in place of real good paying jobs, empty store fronts and millions of dollars headed to places like Roseville and Yuba City.

So now we get new people that have never experienced the battles in Nevada County trying to change things again.  Their ilk has already won!  Our county has a non-profiy on every corner!  Each one trying to shut down even more opportunities.  Now we have some that have successfully stopped "suction dredging" for thousands of people.  Not satisfied with that, they are after the "mercury" in the waterways of the county and even the dams holding back the water.  And they live off the "grants" supplied by the taxpayers.  Talk about needing a change.

But rather than truly helping the community after moving here, like Valentina Parkman, Firth and Pelline can only complain and call everyone "good ol' boys and gals" and deride them.  They appear to me to be narcissists and pout a lot when they don't get their way.  The true test for person coming to any place is can they make friends or not.  Firth put his philosophy out their for all to see and it has been rejected twice by the voters.  He does not appear to understand his place in the scheme of the county and city.  If he had started out like Ms. Parkman and was true to his desire to become a local yokel, he should have volunteered at the Food Bank or Big Brothers.  But he decided he wanted to "govern" us yokels.

Same with Pelline.  Rather than endearing himself as Parkman has, he attacks with his words on his blog and elsewhere, all of those "yokels" he is better than.  Well over time he has become isolated because the community just wont buy-in to that negativity.  He complains about most things especially during the political season.  He and Firth come from the same place of negativity it appears to me.  They are now isolated and unelectable.  People want good leaders.  They want people that are positive and who want the community to be a success.  One needs only to look at Howard Levine, a councilman in Grass Valley.  He should be the role model for anyone wishing to get involved in the community.  My goodness, you never hear Levine whining.  He and the rest of the City Council are good people who try their best to keep the place working.  The are proactive and compassionate toward the people.

So I suggest you all read the two letter to the Editor and decide who you would rather associate yourself with.  I'll take Parkman.

48 comments:

  1. Pelline shows that he is the biggest hypocrite around. Jim Firth had his childish rant in The Union Friday and Firth clearly lied in his opinion piece and he gets a complete pass by Pelline on his SFR blog.

    Jim Firth stated "During both city council campaigns I was lied about in the opponents statements and in the “blogosphere.” In 2014, the attacks attempted to tie me to a discredited state senator... a mailer erroneously stated that I was receiving financial support from unions". No Jim it was you that lied and here's the facts.

    The fact is Firth's own 460 campaign finance forms show he took union PAC money for his campaign. It's Firth's own campaign finance form, a form Firth filled out and filed with the State. According to then candidate Firth's own finance reporting form 460 he filed he reported a $1,000 contribution to his campaign from the Laborers Union Local 185 PAC. Who is this PAC? It is the Construction and General Laborers Union Local 185, located at 1320 National Drive, Sacramento, CA, 95834. It's a union PAC.

    The second Firth lie even involves the SFR. It was Jim Fiirth that posted on SFR that he was Leland Yee's San Francisco chief of staff. No one "attempted" to tie Firth to a discredited state senator because Firth was in fact Leland Yee's chief of staff, that's a fact. It was Firth that touted being Leland Yee's chief of staff on the SFR blog. Firth posted "My additional work as Chief of Staff (Leland Yee) to a now discredited politician and former member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors provided me with a working knowledge of the legislative process.". The fact is Firth was Leland Yee's right hand man, his Chief of Staff in San Francisco, that's a fact. Firth didn't cover the part about taking brides to advance the "legislative process" or gun running to arm terrorists.

    So Firth lied in his Union opinion piece and now Pelline has reposted and linked to Firth's false opinion piece on his SFR blog. Pelline did not raise the issues about Firth's lies. Pelline rants about The Union needing to fact check opinion pieces they run while at the same time ignoring the lies by his lefty friends.

    Jim Firth lied in his Union opinion piece, the facts are above and they show the truth. But it seems the "award winning journalist" is really the biggest hypocrite around.

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    1. LOL, LOL! The only thing Pelline is interested in is searching for any typo in the Union newspaper and then writing about it like a little child. Pelline's childish obsession with the Union is a sure sign of his mental state.

      "So Firth lied in his Union opinion piece and now Pelline has reposted and linked to Firth's false opinion piece on his SFR blog. Pelline did not raise the issues about Firth's lies. Pelline rants about The Union needing to fact check opinion pieces they run while at the same time ignoring the lies by his lefty friends".

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  2. Nice coverage and post Todd! Firth is a real piece of work. I wonder if he will be attending his former boss's trial that's now under way. That being Leland Yee, bribe taker and gun running to terrorists. Firth touting how working as Leland Yee's Chief of Staff in San Francisco educated him and prepared him for public office shows how twisted this guy is. This two time loser Grass Valley Council candidate will never hold elected public office here. The Nevada County Dem's really need to replace Firth as their leader if they ever want to ever be taken seriously, the man's an embarrassing joke.

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    1. Firth clearly lied in his Union opinion piece as the facts show. Pelline posted and linked to Jim Firth's opinion piece on his blog. Pelline failed to comment on Firth's lies. Pelline endlessly rants and whines about the union needing to fact check the opinion's and letters they run but ignores the lies from his lefty buddies.

      Firth clearly lied in his Union opinion rant and the facts show the truth. Seems lefty Pelline really is the biggest hypocrite in Nevada County by all standards of measure.

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    2. "lefty Pelline really is the biggest hypocrite in Nevada County by all standards of measure"

      That's a fact, LOL, LOL!

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  3. Hey Toad, you may not like Firth but a guys who defaulted on loans and let the taxpayers pick up the cost should probably not be calling others freeloaders. But it is not like you ever allowed either logic or fear of appearing stupid to keep you from saying anything.

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    1. What does this have to do with the subject? How do you think you look with a post like that?

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    2. One pf many leftwingnut critics. Aren't they something? Dumb as posts.

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    3. Hey Toad, you may not like Firth but a guys who defaulted on loans and let the taxpayers pick up the cost should probably not be calling others freeloaders.


      Again presented without evidence! If Todd defaulted on a property loan...and this has been the implication from earlier posts on this topic the bank takes the property back. That's the way these loan contracts are written. The bank knows it as lien holder, the loan recipient knows it when they sign the loan documents!

      Does the poster want to tell us how the government got shafted on this deal?

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    4. Fish, this canard is too funny. You are of course correct. A bank and I sign a mortgage and the house is the collateral. Regarding the government. When a mortgage is foreclosed and the loan was sold to Fannie Mae, then there is a connection. Of course the borrower has no way to keep the banks from selling the loan. So it goes. It really doe not bother me since the critics even go after me for three marriages! LOL!

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    5. This too happens if you don't or can't sell the property in an attempt not to lose any equity or the differential is reclaimed by the bank on the resale of the foreclosure. It's also why you generally have to buy mortgage insurance. Uncle Sugar gets shafted last if at all.

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    6. The house was worth half what it cost to build when the economy tanked. The fact I lost $150,000 is of no concern to the critics. But since no one has anything to say about what a bank does with their mortgage that also escapes the dumb.

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  4. Add this failure to be balanced to the list of Pelline's failures as a journalist. Pelline is nothing more than a leftwing hack that could not even cut it at The Union. Firth is a union hack. They are a sweet pair.

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  5. Good news, the 9th Court ruled that California's ban on suction dredging is not legal. Funny that the ruling comes out while the enviro lefty's film fest is happening here. A number of the "movies" are anti mining, anti dredging, Guess the lefty's all come here to the enviro film fest on foot and if by bicycle I bet they are made of metal. not wood. A big bunch of feel good hypocrites.

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    1. Just read it and it has to do with the Klamath and it is not lifting the ban. You misread the decision. Sorry, the eco's are still in charge.

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  6. Sacramento Bee has the story... the 9th rules the California ban is overturned, that the Fed's have control, not the State..

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  7. Here's the info on the Court ruling:

    http://www.icmj.com/news-detail.php?id=288&keywords=Suction_gold_dredge_miners_WIN_on_federal_preemption

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  8. Western Mining Alliance has the info on the rule:

    http://westernminingalliance.org/

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  9. The Center for Biological Diversity's take on the rules is on Yubanet... worth reading.

    http://yubanet.com/regional/California-Court-Threatens-to-Reopen-Rivers-to-Destructive-Suction-Dredge-Mining.php#.VLf6eGd0yMY

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    1. I rwad the Mining Alliance report on the Judge Ochoa decision. He is declaring Federal preemption. So we will know in a couple of weeks about this. Thanks for the heads up!

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  10. Todd, it looks like Jeff is busting your chops on your spec home again as he has done in the past. I know of millions of people who lost their homes and businesses during the great crash so why would he choose to do this is beyond me. But he is who he is. I see his sock puppet Annie Fox likes the idea to fund Terry's defence fund because he is innocent until proven guilty. What will he say if he pleads to cut a deal or is proven guilty?

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  11. Terry Lamphier was sworn in on a Monday and resigned Wednesday morning, why did Lamphier do that?

    Could it be because Lamphier and his attorney just received the DA's initial evidence on Tuesday in advance of Lamphier's arraignment set for Monday Jan. 26, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.? Lamphier and his attorney saw the base evidence and the report from the State Computer Crime Lab. Lamphier then knew he is cooked and he resigned ASAP.

    Lamphier will try to cut a deal with the DA. Let's hope the DA stands up for what is right. Let's hope the DA files the additional charges against Lamphier's for the additional sexual abuse incidents the DA noted in the charges filed so far. The DA needs to file all charges possible and not cut a special deal for Lamphier.

    Those few clueless, remaining Lamphier supporters donating money to his "defense" fund are going to be really disappointed when Lamphier cuts the deal with the DA. Lamphier's few remaining supporters are in for some real disappointment in the near future. Lamphier will not let this go to trial because he doesn't want the real story and his past exposed in public. Lamphier will try to avoid a trial at all costs.

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  12. Scoop! Terry Lamphier Legal Defense Fund to save taxpayers Millions! Please send your donation today! Your generous contribution will help Terry Lamphier pay his attorney to defend him from charges that he was viewing child pornography on his Nevada County computer, after he billed the taxpayers to drive to his office on a holiday when no one else was working. This is vitally important! If we don't raise enough money to pay Terry's attorney, then he will quit, and Terry will have to explain why he had child pornography on his computer all by himself. Since we all know how hard this is to explain, Terry will be in big trouble! So send us some money now! Or.... you could send my grandson in Nigeria some money to help him get home, after his wallet was stolen while he was doing missionary work. Either way, send us some money!

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  13. I was the leader of the local Dems until that crazy Firth showed up. I thought he would make my life easier. Holy shit! That dude is crazy! Now everyone hates us! And our star elected official Terry Lamphier turns out to be a child pornographer? How are we ever going to convince anyone that Nevada County is purple with crap like this going on. Who in the hell are we going to pimp now? And Firth just keeps digging his hole deeper every day. Where is Bruce Conklin when we need him? Remorsefully, MJ.

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  14. Bruce voted himself a one years salary at the Land Trust just before leaving office. Wasted recreation funds.
    I wonder which non profit will hire TL.

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    1. The irony of these things is California is a democrat state and these kinds of people get promoted and make a lot of taxpayers money since their friends run the place. Izzy Martin comes to mind.

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    2. Answer to your question is no one will hire Lamphier once the info comes out abut him and his hidden history. Would you want a child porn perv in your house and around your family doing contractor work? After Lampheir cuts a deal with the DA and gets out of jail he should move to another town where folks won't know about him. But then again he'll likely be a registered sex offender and folks will know about him where ever he moves.

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    3. Which is why we have the sex offender register. Hopefully our DA will do his job and prosecute this.

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  15. Let us hope that Jim Firth will apply to be appointed to the City Council so he can up his record of failures to 0-3.

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  16. Well lefty jeffy is at it again in his liberal lament land, in his third snivel this week about the union he has done what he is so fond of pointing at the union about. In his post today about how our local newspaper welcomes... In his second paragraph it reads "But you'd never any of this is going on from reading the front page of our local newspaper for the weekend edition." Seems like there should be a 'know' as the fourth word. Well we know that lefty jeffy tells us he knows everything so perhaps he ran out of knows because he knows so much. ya know ;-) lol

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    1. His editorial skills are why he is probably not the UE.

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    2. Looks like it took a windy post in liberal lament land at 4pm for lefty jeffy to get in the know about his failure to know he was missing a know.

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    3. LOL,. LOL, LOL!

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    4. Now he is posting as Windy. And he is being goosed about Goose Lake. The guy is a nut!

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  17. I heard that he was not only a horrible editor, but also a horrible boss, manager, human being, and everyone in the building despised him. Have you ever known anyone so devoid of friends that he has to invent invisible friends to talk to and agree with him. Definitely the most despised man in Nevada County.

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    1. I think he has created one called Levy too. What a jerk.

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  18. Ah, Levy. Another Former Union Organizer. Is there a trend here?

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  19. Has anyone seen furths latest? Check out lefty jeffys liberal lament land in the McClintok bashing post.

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  20. I'm the FUE, I hate The Union, I hate the conservatives, I hate the Republicans, I hate what they say and write and they should not be allowed to say or write what they think and believe in. I love free speech for my lefty clan, but hate free speech for the others I don't agree with. Those I don't agree with should not have any rights to free speech.

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    1. The only thing purple about the FUE is when he gets blueberry pie all over his shirt.

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  21. To repeat, I'm THE FUE, I hate the Union newspaper, I hate Jim Hemig, I hate the vast majority of those that were living here in Nevada County when I chose to move here. I claim to be Mr. “middle of the road” but sadly you all know from my hate blog that's not true. I hate and bash and endlessly try to cover for and support the hard core lefty libs around here like Jim Firth and child porn Terry Lamphier. I search for typos in The Union like a dog in heat, seeking anything I can't rant against. I must always have the last word and I'm always right. I claim to be the guardian of free speech, but only for those I agree with, the others have no right to say what they think. If you dare post a comment on my hate blog that I don't agree with then within three minutes I'll attack you and set you straight. Some claim I'm self absorbed, narcissistic and literally and figuratively the biggest hypocrite around, you know nothing!

    Jim Hemig's opinion piece in the Union Friday is all BS, I know because I know everything. Jim Firth's Union opinion piece referred to was pure gold. Yes, as the facts show, Jim Firth's piece was full of lies but I refused to cover these lies because Firth is another lib transplant from the bay area that also hates most everyone in Nevada County. Plus Firth is the head of the Nevada County dem's, he was Leland Yee's chief of staff in San Fran, a lefty political union organizer and you know I would never expose the facts and truth about a good guy like that.

    Some say I'm full of hate and I spew it endlessly on my hate blog. Clueless hicks, I'm trying to save you all here in western Nevada County but you just don't get it. Yes I was the editor of the Union for a short time and yes the majority of those I worked with hate me, but they are bad people and know nothing.

    Get it folks, I'm the biggest, most powerful man in western Nevada County and you need to understand that. If not I'll spy on you, research you, blog about you, attack you, insult you, make up stories about you, and I'll obsess and cyber stalk you. You need to understand that it's all about me.

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    1. Typo alert!

      "I search for typos in The Union like a dog in heat, seeking anything I can't rant against" should have read "seeking anything I can rant against".

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    2. He has a spelling error in his rant for Firth today.

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Real name thank you.