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Gorky didn’t like jazz; in a 1928 article he described it thus:
“An idiotic little hammer knocks drily: one, two, three, ten, twenty knocks. Then, like a clod of mud thrown into crystal-clear water, there is wild screaming, hissing, rattling, wailing, moaning, cackling. Bestial cries are heard: neighing horses, the squeal of a brass pig, crying jackasses, amorous quacks of a monstrous toad…this excruciating medley of brutal sounds is subordinated to a barely perceptible rhythm. Listening to this screaming music for a minute or two, one conjures up an orchestra of madmen, sexual maniacs, led by a man-stallion beating time with an enormous phallus.”
Did Gorky have a premonition of the Buddy Rich (b: 30 June 1917; d: 2 April 1987) Orchestra? http://www.youtube. com/watch? v=eDU-ZyBQRnQ&eurl=http:// shirazsocialist. wordpress. com/2008/ 03/31/maxim- gorky-onbuddy- rich/
Lots of familiar names, including some big names from Eureka. And lots of firefighter support right up to Redcrest.
And she has videos. I couldn’t find anything on the code enforcement incidents in particular, but in the Fortuna Town Hall Meeting video she starts off by talking about the “adversarial” process at the planning department.
Addendum: Greg and Carol are comparing all three endorsement lists on their blog.
Every month for the last year or so, the hateful groups of California send Jerry Brown an initiative (PDF). Among this group, Randy Thommason, of the intolerant, anti-gay, and totally inaccurately named group Campaign for Children & Families, seems to be the leader. But don’t forget about Sen Dennis Hollingsworth, who pretends to serve the 36th Senate district, is among the proponents of the initiative. And finally, Gail Knight, wife of the late Pete Knight who authored Prop 22 is also amongst the group. Incidentally, Pete’s son David Knight was married to his husband in the San Francisco marriages in 2004.
They’ve been waiting for the iron to get hot enough to strike. In other words, they need something to catalyze fundraising. With the recent marriage hearings, it appears they have found their go-time. Before December 31, 2007, the proponents had only raised about $44,000, nowhere near enough to qualify the initiative. Since that time, they have raised over $1.1 million in Late $5000+ contributions alone. While that amount of money does not guarantee ballot access, $2 million almost certainly does.
Equality for All is organizing a “Decline to Sign” campaign, and I have nothing but respect for the effort. However, we have to face the facts that this initiative is almost certain to get on the ballot with that sum of money. It seems the battle has been set for November 2008. Given that we very may well get a positive ruling on the marriage cases at the CA Supreme Court, we would be losing some very real rights.
So far only one such initiative has failed nationally. We should get a large Democratic turnout in November. Will that make the difference?
Roger, Clif, and Dave Kirby (on behalf of Estelle) were all interviewed. The hook was the quarterly financial reports, but each candidate moved into issue areas as well.
Roger plugged his website and his endorsements, which include the councils for the cities of Fortuna and Rio Dell. Sheriff Gary Philp also endorses him. There are some other interesting names on his list.
He also has yard signs. Estelle and Clif are getting their signs out, but I’ve yet to see a Rodoni sign in Sohum. They’re not allowed to post signs in Fortuna until May.
For a $25.00 donation you can join him for a steak dinner on April 24 at the Fortuna Veteran’s Hall at 6:00 p.m.
I only caught the tail end of Roger’s presentation, but he encouraged people to show up for the Council meeting tomorrow and the CLMP code enforcement meeting on Friday. I missed what he had to say about his own position on the subject, but you can tune in at the KMUD site.
Clif explains the Blue Lake Casino donation, and also adds that he had raised $7,000 in 2007 and, doing the math, has raised another $7000 since the quarterly report. He emphasized that his “one district” theme is to bring together north and south as the candidate with extensive appeal in both communities. He called for an oversight committee on the county’s code enforcement programs. He will also attend the meeting on Friday.
Dave Kirby emphasized the diversity of Estelle’s supporters, touting the number of donations including a $2,000 donation from Roy Heider and a $1,000 donation from Dave Katz. He also plugged this Sunday’s wine tasting event (details in an earlier post).
The story covers the spending disclosures as well.
March 28, 2008
For Immediate Release
Clendenen suggests oversight of Code Enforcement
Noting that there have been a number of citizen complaints regarding Code Enforcement Unit (CEU) actions, Clendenen suggests that the Board of Supervisors consider establishing an oversight committee that can monitor the actions of enforcement officers in the performance of their duties. For instance, enforcement officers are required to announce their intentions to property owners and have inspection warrants before they take a step on private property. Oversight can assure that these requirements are followed in every inspection.
The CEU was established to prevent serious environmental and public health issues such as making sure sewage is not dumped in our rivers. “An oversight committee could assure residents that the work priorities and policies of the CEU are clearly established and scrupulously followed,” said Clendenen.
The many sides of this issue need to be heard. I will be attending the April 4th public meeting sponsored by the CLMP in Garberville and will be looking forward to hearing first hand from the stakeholders. I encourage everyone to come to this meeting and begin the dialogue. I suspect new answers that are long-term and workable can be found if we all work together.
For more information contact
Bill Thorington, email@example.com
I strongly disagree with some of the turns Mr. Hitchens has made in politics in recent years, but I also disagree with those who in rote manner define his support for the Iraq war as the onset of a bout of neo-conservatism. Hitchens has departed with much of what the left represents, but he remains very anti-religious right; continues to attack right wing icons; and still believes that Henry Kissinger should be tried for war crimes. Most people love their labels which allow them to oversimplify by categorization at the expense of the complexity and nuance of the reality which we all share.
Hitchens has never liked the Clintons, and he spares nothing in this personal attack. But his points are well taken by me and I agree with him that the whole “sniper fire” fibbing represent a much more profound moral problem for Hillary Clinton than merely resume padding. Her comments were out of line. I’m incorporating the first and last paragraphs below, but please read the whole column and try to get around his testosterone-laden hyperbole which admittedly does get in the way of some very salient points.
The punishment visited on Sen. Hillary Clinton for her flagrant, hysterical, repetitive, pathological lying about her visit to Bosnia should be much heavier than it has yet been and should be exacted for much more than just the lying itself. There are two kinds of deliberate and premeditated deceit, commonly known as suggestio falsi and suppressio veri. (Neither of them is covered by the additionally lying claim of having “misspoken.”) The first involves what seems to be most obvious in the present case: the putting forward of a bogus or misleading account of events. But the second, and often the more serious, means that the liar in question has also attempted to bury or to obscure something that actually is true. Let us examine how Sen. Clinton has managed to commit both of these offenses to veracity and decency and how in doing so she has rivaled, if not indeed surpassed, the disbarred and perjured hack who is her husband and tutor.
It’s hardly necessary for me to point out that the United States did not receive national health care in return for its acquiescence in the murder of tens of thousands of European civilians. But perhaps that is the least of it. Were I to be asked if Sen. Clinton has ever lost any sleep over those heaps of casualties, I have the distinct feeling that I could guess the answer. She has no tears for anyone but herself. In the end, and over her strenuous objections, the United States and its allies did rescue our honor and did put an end to Slobodan Milosevic and his state-supported terrorism. Yet instead of preserving a polite reticence about this, or at least an appropriate reserve, Sen. Clinton now has the obscene urge to claim the raped and slaughtered people of Bosnia as if their misery and death were somehow to be credited to her account! Words begin to fail one at this point. Is there no such thing as shame? Is there no decency at last? Let the memory of the truth, and the exposure of the lie, at least make us resolve that no Clinton ever sees the inside of the White House again.
The race for the nomination really should be over.