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Friday, April 8, 2016

Adios Jim Hemig and a hardy welcome to Don Rogers

Our little newspaper sure has had a lot of folks running it over the years.  There has been a few long term Publishers and news reporters but not many.  I was told long ago that these smaller community papers were the training grounds for the ones in the big cities.  So these folks come and learn their trade and move on and up the ladder.  Not different from most other businesses.  After-all this is the land of opportunity.  And if you work hard and keep your nose clean, there is nothing a person cannot accomplish.

I only met Mr. Hemig a couple of times and he was certainly a nice man.  He ran the paper well and I was happy to read it.  My little schedule is simple.  I get out of the sack, make my coffee and get the Union.  Sit on the back deck, weather permitting, and read it from front to back.  I have done this for a long time.  Even though the paper has shrink in number of pages it still let's us read what is going on here in our little burg.  Of course the same shrinkage is happening to all the newspapers of America,  Paper is thinner, pages fewer but information is still there. 

Having been in politics for many years I was familiar with the people running the paper.  I had a spate of critics early on in the 80's.  I did not fit their view of a politicians I guess.  I was even blindsided by the local paper when it decided at the last minute to endorse another candidate in my Assembly run in 1992. 

I was endorsed by the Paradise Post for Assembly but my local paper did a turnaround.  They said they would not endorse but ended up doing so. Well, I finished third out of seven running for the Republican primary and the second place finisher, the paper's endorsee, blamed me for his loss because I got quite a few votes in Truckee, denying him h numbers he need for victory. But even with what I felt was a betrayal at the time I still have great respect fr that publisher.

During that time I was a outspoken person about most issues.  Sort of like a Trump without the nasty personal attacks though.  So I gained some lefty critics and the Editor at the time did not care for me either.  I was chewed on a lot but after a while I got used to it.  It did not harm me in the community as people generally like my stands on local and state issues.  Common sense.  I outlasted that Editor.

Over the 90's the paper saw a few more publishers, some remembered, some not.  I do recall a lady Publisher, actually kind of attractive, who was more left than right, but I liked her.  She once jumped naked into the pond at Starry Starry Nights.  Along with others, (not me) she became kind of famous.  She had a nice figure I was told so she did not scare anyone.  Then she left fairly quickly and the paper had some others.  They all left fairly quickly too.  Of course there was John Seelmeyer who was the Editor for a few years.  I was not a critic until he pulled some shenanigans about me when I ran CABPRO.  Very unprofessional and unethical as I saw it.  News articles about things made up from whole cloth.  I was happy to see him gone. 

Then along came my old friend Jeff Ackerman.  He and I knew each other when he covered the Board of Supervisors for the Union in 1985.  He and I were the same age and after the Tuesday meetings we would sometimes go have a beer at the National.  I found him to be honest and a man with common sense.  As a home builder, common sense is really important, so I knew he would do a good job.  When he returned as the Publisher  I was hopeful he would return the paper to one of local importance and common sense.  He did.  His tenure was long for the paper and he had a good impact on local happenings.  He was a very good representative for the Swift Corporation.  The only thing he did that I questioned was his hiring of Jeff Pelline.  He turned out to be a bust and was not well received here.  Ackerman finally booted him and we all know what a bust he is as blogmeister here ever since.

Now we have this new fellow in charge of our treasured paper.  My hopes are he does as good a job as Jeff Ackerman and Jim Hemig did.  If he does and if he does not let the rabid leftists intimidate him, he will be welcomed by most.  If he is a liberal type person he may have some rabid critics from the center-right.  I wish this new Publisher great success in his responsibilities of our Union.

37 comments:

  1. Oops I deleted a comment accidentally. Apparently, Pelline is already bashing the new guy I am told.

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  2. And I would add my own hearty welcome to Don Rogers.

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  3. Todd,

    She did not get naked, she wrote about it the next week.

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    1. Frisch is criticizing Bonnie now. Of course he does not admit to any crapola he tosses at us. The man is a total obese fool. Here is his latest whine from Pelline's crap blog.

      "stevefrisch says:
      April 9, 2016 at 12:00 pm

      "Bonnie, why is it that when someone posts a meme critical of conservatives it is ‘poke[ing] fun at others’ but you remain silent when your conservative friends like George, Russ, Todd and their anonymous all male review tell fat jokes, excrement jokes, attack people’s employment, denigrate their character, claim they are child molesters and harass their kids?"

      Now how is it Fat ass Frisch can call me out on personal levels like marriages and the like and he he has no recollection of it? Jeeze what a baby shit.

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    2. I answered, but it was ignored. Sorry about that. Bon

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    3. In the oh so privileged world of left wingnuts like the FUE and Frisch they can say and do anything to 'wrong thinking' people who don't fawn and praise the group think of the left. They attack and lie but tell the truth about them and then just watch them whine like stuck pigs. Keep giving them as good as you get gang. A little old testament treatment may in the end give them pause before they slime someone again.

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    4. They are truly hypocrites and that s why they jave no Friends.

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    5. You may have been there and you may have been hiding in the bushes, but you did not swim.

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    6. You are correct I did not swim. My wife and I were not hiding either.

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  4. Thanks Todd. I just replied. Those who don't run with the mob are always persecuted. I try to live by the wonderful teachings of Christ's golden rule that encompasses the 10 commandments...and don't like poking fun at others even though they provoke it. Mr. Pelline poked fun at daughter Sue and always calls her "hard right." He and his followers poked fun at her and worked to defeat her running for Supervisor, but her focus was doing good, and whatever was best for everyone....not just for her. I hope all those involved in this conversation will pay attention and realize what we say and do has consequences according to our behavior. Bonnie

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    1. Pelline is a big, and I mean big, nothing Bonnie. He is not liked by anyone and he and Frisch man a two man dopey team.

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    2. Pelline is jealous of the new Publisher. He want to convince him the residents of this county should not be listened too. He is such a fool. You cannot make this stuff up that pours from his pie hole. But it is fun to see he can't shake the locals.

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  5. Todd my comment was deleted. I used anon because it works best. By the way, your comments are right on, but I don't subscribe to any poking fun on either side of the isle cuz it's so grammar school. Bonnie

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    1. Poor Frisch, circumed challenged in body and mind. Jeeze what a hypocrite.

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    2. No, I thought it was deleted here...Bonnie

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    3. Pelline is on another chili cheese fry high tonight. The man is always grasping at straws to abuse someone. For a guy that has not seen his willy for years you would think he would be more gracious. ROTFLMAO!

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    4. Sometimes I accidentally hit the delete when I want publish. Sorry.

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    5. Pelline is truly unhinged tonight. My goodness!

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  6. Now the fat fool fue is sniveling about the crime stories on the union Face Book page calling it Jerry Springer like. It sounds more like the fue just wants to cover up for the drug dealers and criminals, after all they are just misunderstood organic farmers right?

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    1. The FUE is showing his narcissist core again. Now he is trying to say because no one hyperlinks to his piss puddle from NC Scooper that NC Scooper does not get big traffic. Typical narcissist world view, its really that NC Scooper readers have better taste than to go to the FUE's censorship zone! ROFLOL

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    2. The Scooper is pretty funny. And the writing is really good. So I an see where a guy who delivered foot powder to Herb Caen could be upset.

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  7. The most hated former journalist fue is just jealous that the story about the gang of drug dealers got more posts in one day than he gets in a month! ROFLOL

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    1. His commenters are his own sock puppets. Except the idiot Bruce Levy. Which rock does that fool live under?

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  8. Once in awhile the fue lets the truth slip through his lying lips. Today is one example where he reveals the root cause of his latest beef with NC Scooper. Jim Hemig of the Union named NC Scooper best local blogger. We already knew the fue thinks he is the best of everything, he tells everyone who will slow down long enough.

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    1. And I thought my blog was the best. LOL!

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  9. Ding, ding, ding Mr. Todd, you hit the purple hippo bulls eye, figuratively, as if you could actually find it without the jaws of life. He is spitting out his chili velveta fris and pushing the irrelevant old tax document button he thinks anyone gives a crap about. People care about that eco nut he wants to be a supervisor, did the purple hippo of Nevada city donate 99 dollars?

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  10. The most hated unemployed journalist fue is really flinging his poo tonight. It has no coherent arguments against you all just fat fool snivels. The snot rag Kleenex he saved from Herb Caen's trash must have finally disintegrated from too much clutching when the fue has the vapors. Velveta STAT!

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    1. The men in white are tired of visiting Pelline these days. The man is truly goofy. I bet his momma is sad.

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    2. Pelline is talking with his female sock puppets again. He needs some new meds. LOL!

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  11. Makes one wonder if the fired editor wore knee pads as he kept his head steady and level when Herb used the big hollow melon as an end table to place his coffee cup on.

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  12. Todd, how come the local Republicans aren't endorsing your boy Doug LaMalfa? Inquiring minds want to know

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    1. You will need to ask them George. I am a LaMalfa supporter and he will win re-election handily. But as far as the locals here. I have no idea.

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    2. Doug knowing that most County Committees have rules about endorsing in races with multiple Republican candidates asked that there be no endorsement in the primary.

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