Lovelace’s GPU assessment just doesn’t measure up

Warning: Objects in The Mirror may appear larger than they actually are.

Third District Supervisor Marky Mark Lovelace was in damage control mode in a recent T-S article and quoted trying to diminish the most recent bungle discovered in the General Plan Update process.

The massive decade-long debacle overseen by the now departed Planning Director Kirk Girard has been mired in delays, controversy, more delays, staff infighting, yet more delays, and a shocking amount of wasted time by the county’s planning commissioners who have been stuck with sorting out the mess before it goes to the Board of Supervisors for approval.

And now community concerns over a paragraph linking unplanned pregnancies to global warming that was cut and pasted into the GPU’s environmental supporting document are “overblown,” according to Lovelace.

He also noted that it’s not surprising there would be “typos” because the EIR’s appendices were 10-inches thick. We’re left seriously doubting whether Mark even knows what 10 inches looks like.

Here he comth to thave the day!

Yay it’s Mighty Mouth! He’s taking credit for a Klamath dam agreement he tried to undermine and for practically growing every last tree in the Community Forest so many people worked to create. Whatever the problem, Third District, not to worry. He’s already solved it. Just ask him.

A whale tangled in a net? Look out, Moby Dick. I created whales.

Two words for Santa Clara County

Wait a sec. Is “You’re fucked” two words or three? That whole contraction thing is so confusing.

Anyhoo. Bye, Kirk! Remember: douchebaggage knows no geographic boundaries.

Stay classy, Kirk. We’ll never forget you, no matter how hard we try.

Eureka store exchanges one retail behemoth for another

Sandy Powell, owner of the Toy Barn at the Bayshore Mall, announced yesterday that she’s closing her storefront due to her concerns about Walmart moving in to the mall.

Whatever ideological drama progs are trying to wring from this has been somewhat complicated by Powell’s other announcement: That she’s setting up shop with Amazon.com instead.

In today’s Times-Standard, J Hockaday said he has heard concerns about Walmart from some business owners.

But, local businesses are always having to adjust to the market, he said.

”The market changes every day. … businesses that survive, they have done so because they knew how to adapt to changing conditions,” Hockaday said.

We predict that Walmart will be blamed for much more before we’re through. We already know Humboldt’s crap economy is their fault, as is the global mortgage crisis, the overproduction of marijuana, erectile dysfunction, the epidemic of childhood obesity, Mariano Rivera’s torn ACL, darkness at night, and a short-lived chorizo shortage at the new Live From New York pizza storefront at 6th and F in Eureka.

So are massive retailers killing local business, or are digital malls like Amazon’s Marketplace the savior of small retail outlets? Only time will tell.

Powell said that moving her store to Amazon will allow her to sell a broader range of items and reach more people. “I can take what people loved about all the stores I have had and sell it in one convenient place,” she said.

We wish her every success.

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