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As I mentioned a couple of days ago, we have submitted the petition to place the Sanctuary measure onto the November, 2018 ballot. I am happy to send the proposed ordinance to anyone who wants it.

We are going to start a Committee to Pass Measure ____ (when we have the letter) and the first meeting will be at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 28 at 3:00 p.m. on the HSU campus, Nelson Hall, Room 106. We can really use some help. Once the county is done with it, we will need to collect thousands of signatures within a couple of months!

And we could use a logo! Any artist want to volunteer?


This Facebook page has the details.  1 to 4 at the waterfront.

Hope to see you there rain or shine!


He’s up there in age, but he’s still got it!

For Thursday night’s show:

President Trump was recently quoted as yelling “Where is my Roy Cohn?” when his attorneyrs weren’t acting to his satisfaction in shutting down the inquiries. Upon reporting this quote, many journalists on television seemed unfamiliar with the name. But Roy Cohn is a very significant figure in 20th century American history and the reference to him by the President has meaning every American should understand. Among other things, Roy Cohn makes Steve Bannon look like Fred Rogers by comparison. It is scary to imagine that if Cohn was alive today he would be at the center of Executive power.

My guest on All Things Reconsidered will be Victor S Navasky, former editor of The Nation Magazine and author of Naming Names, a very important book on the history of McCarthyism’s impact on film in the US. He will answer the question “Who was Roy Cohn?” Join us on Thursday evening at 7:00.



 I found this clip of Victor debating both Cohn and William Buckley on Firing Line. Would love to see the whole thing if it’s available anywhere. Kind of amusing is that Buckley protests Victor’s charge that the right saw international communism as monolithic, and then goes on to say, “Well they all hang photos of Stalin,” and actually I think it’s very doubtful that leaders in China or Yugoslavia hung up photos of Stalin.

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Emma Lazarus (November 2, 1883)

An ongoing discussion on my shows.

What does it mean to believe in God, and what does it mean to be a person of faith in a society which resists the very concept?  Reverend Bryan Jessup of the Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship joins Eric Kirk to discuss faith in 21st century America, next on Thursday Night Talk. January 11, beginning at 7.

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I didn’t like her as San Francisco mayor.  I’ve been even less impressed with her as Senator.

And unlike the Republicans who selectively cherry pick and leak portions which are self-serving, it appears she did this openly and in defiance of committee wishes – not sure if she violated any Senate rules.

But this morning, she did her job.But this morning, she did her job.

Memorandum of Understanding signed – the Lighthouse will be removed and an alternate site will be found.

What’s the problem?


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