Here are some quotes from conversations I’ve had or overheard about the June election which I think are amusing, and perhaps mildly educational.  I’m leaving names out, even for those who said they wouldn’t mind.

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“Who is she (Karen Brooks) kidding?  Those signs trying to appeal to hippies look more like a graphic from the Partridge Family.  If we were mostly a black community would she be trying to sing hip hop?  It’s almost insulting!”

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85-year-old Fortuna woman on Clif:  “I like Clif, but he doesn’t want a Wal-Mart.  Some of us are on fixed incomes and I want to see a Wal-Mart in Fortuna.  I will probably vote for him but he better behave himself until June!”

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“I’m being disenfranchised here.  My house used to be in the First District, so I didn’t get to vote in the Fourth District election last time.  Now I’ve been moved into the Fourth District, so I don’t get to vote this time either!”

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“Is Rex running for Baseball Commissioner?”  (in reference to his signs)

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“I have nothing against Clif.  I like him.  But maybe we finally have a chance to have direct Southern Humboldt representation for the first time ever.  I don’t want to pass up on a chance like that.  But Clif grows the best mutsu apples I’ve ever had!”

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“I was listening to KGOE the other morning.  A Stacey Lawson commercial came up and I switched over to KHUM only to hear the second half of the commercial right where I had left it.  It was like I had changed to the same station.  Synchronicity.  Maybe this has something to do with her New Age spirituality.  A harmonic convergence or something?”

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“If everybody who supports Norman Solomon would vote for Norman Solomon, Norman Solomon would win.  Haven’t we heard this before?”

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“The debates are going to be boring.  Now, I would like to see a debate between Mark Lovelace and Rex Bohn.  Why don’t they set that one up?”

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“Can you tell me what position any of the First District candidates are taking on the Shell wind project?  It’s a mystery to me.”

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“From a distance it’s hard to tell the difference between Mark’s (Lovelace) signs and Jared Huffman’s.”

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“There’s an election in June??!”

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