Tuesday, October 16, 2007

 

Making a statement

On the Brennans' radio show yesterday morning I heard Michael lament the fact that there is only one item on this November's ballot for Sohum. He was also slightly annoyed that only one of the three Harbor Commission candidates had bothered to make a statement for the Voter's Guide he'd received over the weekend. He suggested that on that basis he'd probably vote for that candidate, even though the statement itself was "typical fluff."

I hadn't reviewed my guide and since Curless has pulled it together early to get his signs out while the other two candidates have been scrambling to raise money, I just assumed it was Curless who might have earned Michael's vote. This morning I glanced at the guide to find that it was Quilez who submitted the statement.

In any case, if you want to learn about the candidates you have a couple of opportunities this week. Tomorrow night you can see the candidates debate on KEET at 8:30 p.m. On Thursday night you can listen and call in to Carlos Quilez and Steven Morris (Roy Curless is unable to attend) in back-to-back interviews on my radio show at 7:00 p.m.

Or you can visit each candidate's web site.

Carlos Quilez

Roy Curless

Steven Morris

Addendum: It's not yet up online, but today's Redwood Times front page contains a photograph of Quilez flanked by Sohum political icons Jim Lamport and Jared Rossman, and an article about the candidate.

The edition also contains a photo and brief caption describing some royal polygamy at the high school.

Comments:
If I were in the Northern District, I'd vote for Pat Higgins! Not sure who I will vote for as I live in So Hum.. Guess I'll listen to the debate
Thanks for the info Eric-
 
In this race,you may want to vote for a true republican in Quilez.Do some research,you guys down there spend a lot of money on port development related projects and get absolutely nothing in return,absolutely nothing.If that seat doesn't change,expect to receive the same treatment you've been getting.
 
If your leaning towards Pat then you should consider Carlos Quilez to be your canidate. After 16 years of incumbancy it is time for a change and new perspective. Vote for Carlos.
 
spell checked this time...

If your leaning towards Pat then you should consider Carlos Quilez to be your candidate. After 16 years of incumbency it is time for a change and new perspective. Vote for Carlos.
 
And remember that because this is an "off" election evey vote counts even more. If you want to see change in this county this is your chance to make a difference.

Vote Carlos!
 
Vote for Carlos he says he will defend us with his shot gun.
 
I looked at the three websites. None of the candidates appears to have any program at all. They simply agree to do the job. In other words, "elect me because I want to be elected."
 
Well, with the incumbent I think it's safe to assume that means "business as usual." Of the two fresh voices, I'm more impressed with Carlos because he mentions health of the bay first, and he has good planning skills. Also, I know he's come down to Garberville and Shelter Cove to talk with voters and share his views. Have the other candidates done that?
 
The big issue is the proposal for the expansion of the port and associated railroads. Because it's all in the early stages, nobody's going to take a firm stand and appear to have decided the issue without the facts. So you have to read between the lines and listen to the debates with that issue in mind, usually couched in terms of vision and priorities.
 
I'd argue that your 2nd district race is the most important one in this election.
 
As opposed to the 5th?
 
Combined they represent a huge potential for all of Humboldt County. Stagnate like the last 16 years of the incumbents or move forward on things that are realistic, desirable and benefit us all.
 
...things like a Bay Trail system that extends south, restoration of the estuaries around the bay to improve fish, upgrades to the recreational fishing facilities to improve access and our economy.

Higgins and Quilez for a change worth voting for!
 
Eric,I'd argue for the tax dollars spent by your district in comparison to the 5th in relation to issues involving the harbor district,you get less of the amount in return,probably much less.
 
Steven Morris works with United Indian Health Services and seems rational about developing Humboldt Bay unlike the two Prog choices. Somebody seems never to have read history of how ports are developed as the logical centers of import and export items not found locally, thus are key infrastructures to any community in which they are located.

If environmental considerations are factored into port development, everyone wins whereas with the Prog agenda of shutting down resource industry in Humboldt County and replacing it with no jobs unless you can write grants or grow pot or sell over-priced music CDs..well, I know who I'm going to vote for.
 
The edition also contains a photo and brief caption describing some royal polygamy at the high school.

What is up with that anyway? Two queens? Too weird for me.
 
Eric, I hope you guys are right about Qullez because I've already voted for him.

Speaking of important seats, I'm inclined to say leave Rodoni and Wooley in, and hope for someone at least liberal in one of the other 3 seats, if you want to see some stuff happen. (I know that Sohum activists keep hoping they can beat Roger, but I really don't think that's in the cards. He'll hold that seat until he retires.
 
Why is Stephen always the first one to be a cheney?
 
I've come to Eric's blog to read that Stephen has labeled Debbie August and Odell Sheldon as progs!!
 
Ed, you did the right thing.
 
I usually disagree with Stephen but he's right on this time. We need to develop the port for shipping.
 
Gotta get more Zionists here as fast as we can.
 
Mresquan, you may be more right than you know. Is is coincidence or inherent religiously-based social antagonism with the dominant mainstream Gentile society that follows Khazar Kult activism everywhere it goes in the world.

Here in Humboldt we have two horns of the same animal wrecking Humboldt resource industry--Hurwitz on the Right horn of the political spectrum and the host of Khazar Kult activists on the Left horn with Humboldt mainstream society gored in between.

But of course we can't talk freely about religiously based politics when it involves the special Khazar Kult religion.
 
There you have it. Humboldt County's political divisions - the work of an elaborate Jewish conspiracy!
 
Khazar Kultists are 2% of the population: Do the math and see who's sitting at the community's centers of social and economic control of our city councils, environmental orgs, political orgs, and alternative media. This is local. Follow the 2% Khazar Kult pattern through to the top levels of cultural, economic and political control of American society and you'll understand why the Khazar Kult Konspiracy theories just won't go away.
 
2% of the population but here we have Chas. Hurwitz, Maxxam BofD, Darryl Cherney, Ken Miller, Richard Salzman, Dave Berman, Traci Katelman, Larry Glass, all in the news at different time as centers of conflict. 2% of the population but look who's running your radio station, your alternative school, your environmental orgs in SoHum. And then there's me of course. Your Khazar Kult at work bringing social conflict to your neighborhood whether you like it or not. Peace is not an option for Khazars.
 
I agree with Stephen! Let's fire up the ovens!
 
How did this thread become about Stephen and his anti-semitism? I ask this question knowing full well that Stephen will post a series of rants about how Jews aren't Semites. But I'm starting to understand the sentiments which fuel the misguided push for hate-crime laws. Every moment you think we've made progress, somebody like Stephen will take us back decades when people like him openly condemned Jews as "Christ-killers."

It's really sad.
 
Saw at least 2 Curless signs up on the Alderpoint Road today - real life printed signs - so he's a candidate with some backing amongst the Ranchers.
 
people like him openly condemned Jews as "Christ-killers."

It's really sad.


Not only that but it's wrong. Christ defeated death. Remember? He was resurected, and lives! That is the good news.
 
Saw at least 2 Curless signs up on the Alderpoint Road today - real life printed signs - so he's a candidate with some backing amongst the Ranchers.

There's one at Blue Star gas and Roy Heider's lawn as well. And one across the street from Beginnings in Briceland.

Quilez better get his signs up but quick!
 
Eric won't post it because he works for the Khazars, but for all the rest of you with consciences, there's a Rachel Corrie play opening at the Studio Theatre next to the Van Duzen at HSU. Oct. 25-27th.

Rachel Corrie was the peace activist crushed to death by a military Catapiller tractor driven by two Israelis intent on demolishing a Palestinian home.
 
It's also playing at the Van Duzer this Saturday.

"My Name is Rachel Corrie," the internationally acclaimed one-woman SHOW about the American college student and human rights activist killed in Palestine, will be performed tonight at 8 at the Studio Theatre adjacent to the Van Duzer Theatre at HSU in Arcata, and again next week at the Arcata Playhouse in Arcata. Call 826-0515 for more information

I can't find your information anywhere at the HSU site. I'll call tomorrow and make a post.
 
Perhaps you could try reading your pal's paper, the NCJ, eric, where the program is prominently mentioned in their list of weekly activities. But I understand your reluctance to give this play about Rachel Corrie much play on your pro-Israel blog.
 
Perhaps you could try reading your pal's paper, the NCJ, eric, where the program is prominently mentioned in their list of weekly activities.

I'm weeks behind in my NCJ reading Stephen. Like I said, I have a life.

But I will post about the play. I've heard good things about it.
 
Oh, you've heard good things about it, eh? I'm waiting for your conversion to pro-Palestinian Progressive, eric, as how can you be popular if you're out of step with the Left?
 
You're in for a squeeze play, eric, as you continue to be on the wrong side of Progressive politics re Israel. How are you going to play Mr. popular Prog when the Prog troops start seriously rallying behind the growing anti-Zionist movement within Prog circles as the hold over the Left that Jewish activists had loses all moral credibility.
 
You've made a lot of assumptions about my views on the middle east Stephen. When I've posted criticisms of Israel and sided with Palestinians or Lebanese against certain actions of Israel, you've conveniently ignored them because it would undermine your narrative and your black and white simplistic view of a very complex reality.

Rachel Corrie was a very brave young woman who stood up for what she believed. I don't agree with all of her views nor her political associations, but I respect her conviction.
 
Eric, your protests of innocence of being a Zionist supporter and backer of Israel against Palestinians is absurd. You may have slipped in a comment or two over the past months of your posted topics and comments that almost all have you siding with Israelis against Palestinians and Arabs in general.

Just think of how many posts and radio shows you've done with Andy Stunich for example. Where's your corresponding "balance" view, eric?

You claim "complex views" but you post simplistic sound-bite answers and those simplistic answers do nothing to explain away your apparent moral schizophrenia regarding Israelis and Palestinians.

If you have these "complex views" then why don't you state them so we can see and judge for ourselves if you are just blowing smoke out your rear, making claims you do not really have, just to fend off criticism that you don't know what you're talking about and have really never ever sat down and thought the Zionist thing through.
 
You may have slipped in a comment or two over the past months of your posted topics and comments that almost all have you siding with Israelis against Palestinians and Arabs in general.

A comment or two? Stephen, you're either lying about what you remember or your power of denial is making you blind as a bat.

Just think of how many posts and radio shows you've done with Andy Stunich for example. Where's your corresponding "balance" view, eric?

The point of most of my shows, Stephen, is to bring views that differ from the KMUD audience. The other shows cover the anti-Israeli views more than adequately. My show is entitled "All Thins Reconsidered." It's theme is the constant challenging of basic ideological assumptions, which means I frequently have conservatives on. I've had David Horowitz, Bill Bertain, Crawford, etc. I've even discussed the problems with the global warming theories which prompted some of my listeners to conclude that I don't believe the IPCC warnings.

It's a difficult concept I'm sure Stephen, but I don't necessarily agree with all of the views expressed on my show, and I've argued points with Andy when he's been on - something you'd know if you'd bothered to listen.

As for my views of the Israeli-Palestine conflict, I view the two-state solution as the only chance for peace, at least as a short term solution. I would like to see Jerusalem made into an international city and all of the lands of the green zones turned back to the Arabs with the possible exception of the Golan Height which historically were used by the Syrians to target practice with Israel villages. And I would call for a UN sponsored mediation/summit to resolve the underlying water district issues.

As I've said earlier, in my posts in opposition to last summer's war in Lebanon and elsewhere, generally speaking my views fall along the lines of Michael Walzer, who wrote the Four Wars of Palestine.

Consider that a draft of a post I'll try to make over the weekend. I'll once again offer you an opportunity to discuss the matter without name-calling or condemning Jews in general.
 
Eric, why can't you just answer the question I posed for you? You do remember, I hope, the question I asked about the morality of letting European and American nationals immigrate into Israel while indigenous Palestinians cannot return to their own land.

I think you don't answer it because it strikes at the heart of your schizophrenic views of Israel. On the one hand, you are heir to Leftist ideologues that will never back Zionist Israel over Palestinians but on the other hand, you are married into Judaism and work for a Jewish boss. I think you've let yourself become heavily indoctrinated with Jewish narcissism which goes with the religious territory, being God's special chosen ones and all, so you 've swallowed the Jewish tale that Jews have done most everything worthwhile for civilization being the smartest people on earth, etc.

And you've allowed yourself to swallow the Israeli/Zionist line that Israel is only a poor victim of irrational hatred against Jews and Israelis try so very hard to be good while Palestinians are terrorists seeking to push all Israelis into the sea--in other words, you've ignored the Other Side of the Israel coin--the 60 year crime against humanity which is Israel's treatment of Palestinians.

So you don't answer the question of morality about Israel blocking the right of return of Palestinians to their own homeland.

Eric, Mazim Qimseyeh is a PHD professor as well as a prominent Palestinian activist working in America. He and every Palestinian I've talked with about the issue cannot abide Israel's blocking such return as it is mandated by the U.N.

Eric, why doesn't it compute to you that when European and American Jewish converts can move freely into Israel while native peoples there cannot, that this constitutes extreme social injustice? Why do you back people who continue to do these crimes against humanity?

Does God play favorites, eric? This is really what you have to address in your own mind because everything I say springs from belief God doesn't or what's the point of goodness?
 
On the one hand, you are heir to Leftist ideologues that will never back Zionist Israel over Palestinians but on the other hand, you are married into Judaism and work for a Jewish boss. I think you've let yourself become heavily indoctrinated with Jewish narcissism which goes with the religious territory, being God's special chosen ones and all, so you 've swallowed the Jewish tale that Jews have done most everything worthwhile for civilization being the smartest people on earth, etc.

Do you even realize how goofy that quote makes you seem? Neither my wife nor my "boss" has told me any "Jewish tale." Long before I met either of them I developed a deep respect for a rich culture - one of the oldest on the planet. They're not "better" than anyone else. They simply have some unique gifts to offer.

As for your question, again, Israel has the right to exclude Palestinians from their country for one reason and one reason only. Many of the Palestinians will try to kill them, as they've done now for decades. It doesn't matter if their cause is just. Using children to to kill themselves just to get at Jews has no justification.

The turning point for me was a few years back when some Israeli soldiers were taken into the Palestinian police station and a mob came in and killed them with the murderers coming to the windows to show off the blood on their hands. I realized at that moment that Golda Meir was right, that peace would be impossible so long as Palestinians hated Jews more than they loved their own children. No, it's not true of all Palestinians, but it's true of enough of them to create a profound fear and anger which has led to a right wing tide in Israel.

Israel's treatment of Palestinians has been bad, but not the worst. Certainly not as bad as some of the Arab governments treat their own people. It's not even as bad as the Jordanians treated the Palestinians during the two decades of Jordanian occupation.

Two state solution with international involvement. That will be the first step to peace.
 
Ah, good. A little more than sound-bite answers, eric.

Now to pick apart your arguments..

--I think you've let yourself become heavily indoctrinated with Jewish narcissism which goes with the religious territory, being God's special chosen ones and all, so you 've swallowed the Jewish tale that Jews have done most everything worthwhile for civilization being the smartest people on earth, etc.

"Do you even realize how goofy that quote makes you seem? Neither my wife nor my "boss" has told me any "Jewish tale." Long before I met either of them I developed a deep respect for a rich culture - one of the oldest on the planet. They're not "better" than anyone else. They simply have some unique gifts to offer."

Why "goofy", eric, it's a logical assumption about the religious views of two of the most important people influencing your life. And when are extolling the "unique gifts" of Gentiles, Egyptians for example, or Hindus, both with cultures and histories far older than the Jews?

"As for your question, again, Israel has the right to exclude Palestinians from their country for one reason and one reason only. Many of the Palestinians will try to kill them, as they've done now for decades. It doesn't matter if their cause is just. Using children to to kill themselves just to get at Jews has no justification."

So, eric, if many Lakota tried to kill the U.S. Army soldiers at Little Big Horn all Lakota should be banned from America? Tell that ethical imbecility to Sparky, eric, who once acted with AIM people or even me, who once stood side beside Dennis Banks speaking on behalf of our Heartlands Project at a Bear Lincoln rally in Round Valley.

I told you before that you show sign of not ever having thought the Zionist trip through and finally you've given an answer that, well, confirms my suspicion.

Eric, the foreign invaders of a un-warring country are in the wrong. Not the countrymen who react to the foreign invasion with proper ANGER and if available, WEAPONS to STOP the INVASION. With America's help, Israel is armed to the teeth and Palestinian society has been crushed nearly to death except their WILL to NEVER GIVE UP!

That's what you and all European and American Zionists do not comprehend. Palestinians will NEVER GIVE UP their fight for their homeland. Talk with them. Find out for yourself.

At one time I thought a two-state solution was possible but now I know better and you need to learn it too. "Israel" to Palestinians is a cancer, an abomination, something intolerable in their midst-a foreign body that sooner or later will be removed or absorbed and changed. That is reality, eric. Look at the numbers of Pals surrounding Israel, in Israel, in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and they are backed up by all of the Muslim Middle East. Israel only exists as long as America is No.1 and in the pocket of Israel. That is why the Zionist blitz is happening now to keep America in the pocket of Israel--Hillary is their next in line for Presidential control of U.S. foreign policy.

Wake up, eric, or at least, come clean about your blind support for an unethical racist religious social experiment gone bad from the beginning.
 
I don't CARE about the Jewish conspiracies right now! I just want to know why South Fork High School voted for fundamental Mormonism this year, and what it means for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign!
 
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