Good grief

Ah, the privileges of elected office. You can return phone calls if you feel like it, attend meetings if you want—and “work from home” for weeks at a time.

Supervisor Bonnie Neely hasn’t spent a day in her office since Roger Rodoni’s untimely death almost two weeks ago. When asked for an explanation—not that she’s required to provide one—the Bon Bon volunteered that she was too grief-stricken by Roger’s passing to maintain regular office hours.

So sensitive of her! We’re touched. Of course, this suggests she’s taking her fellow supervisor’s death quite a bit harder than people who actually liked Roger, all of whom have long since resumed their normal daily activities.

But grief causes people to do strange things. Just ask Kirk Girard.

It would be fascinating to hear what role Roger’s death might have played in the Disservices Director’s decision to withdraw an offer on a San Francisco-area residence less than 24 hours after Roger died.

Was there a dramatic shift in market conditions? A significant change in interest rates? Well, no. It was probably just the sadness talking. Kirk and Roger were always so close.

47 Responses

  1. Please lighten up on Bonnie, Humbugs.

    Roger’s tragic death sent shock waves throughout the community. From my own perspective as a distant acquaintance of the former supervisor, it was a devastating loss and a blow. I can’t imagine how people closer to Roger might feel including co-workers.

    Five Stages Of Grief:
    1. Denial and Isolation.
    At first, we tend to deny the loss has taken place, and may withdraw from our usual social contacts. This stage may last a few moments, or longer.
    2. Anger.
    The grieving person may then be furious at the person who inflicted the hurt (even if she’s dead), or at the world, for letting it happen. He may be angry with himself for letting the event take place, even if, realistically, nothing could have stopped it.
    3. Bargaining.
    Now the grieving person may make bargains with God, asking, “If I do this, will you take away the loss?”
    4. Depression.
    The person feels numb, although anger and sadness may remain underneath.
    5. Acceptance.
    This is when the anger, sadness and mourning have tapered off. The person simply accepts the reality of the loss.

  2. Are you for fucking real Carol?

  3. Yes, I am for real. These are the 5 stages of grief as defined by Dr.Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. I have a background in nursing.

  4. I have a background in political insincerity. Want to bet whose background is more relevant here?

  5. Thank you Carol. But what stages do you go through when someone you hate dies?

  6. You miss my point gal pal. I am not questioning Dr. Kubler-Ross. I am questioning 1) your judgment and 2) Neely’s run for the best actress award in a daytime soap opera.

  7. Nice try Carol, but this blog is just full of hatemongers hiding behind comedic masks. If you look closely you can see the rabies foam dripping down their chins and the glint of madness in their eyes.

  8. But what stages do you go through when someone you hate dies?

    The stages of grief are the same.

  9. troll alert! troll alert! – back to heraldo snarky little 9:51.

    Bugster – try the troll blocker button!

    And Carol, you need a reality smoothie. Wear the purple robe when you drink it.

  10. Carol can ask the Humbug to lighten up on Bon Bon. It is only a request.

    I am going through those five stages right now since Arctic Circle closed.


  11. I have already had my “reality smoothy”. My robe is chenille baby blue with the sun and the moon on it. Thank you, boy. I am sorry about the closing of Arctic circle, too.

  12. Carol, Carol, Carol, come on now. You have to wear the purple robe and drink more of your smoothie honey. If you think that the bon bon is grieving you are stark raving bonkers.

    Hugs and kisses bff

  13. When you look around the county, do you really arrive at the conclusion that Carol Conners is the root of all evil? That’s not the impression I get. Nothing wrong with firing off a few shots, but I think your target selection could be improved.

  14. I am sure BonBon can take it, but tacky is as tacky does, and once again that persistent nasty troll named Anonymous strikes again.

  15. I think anon is just shooting the messenger.

  16. I’d like to see Bon Bon with a prosthetic beak.

  17. I agree BoyMostLikely… how will I live with out my AC Angus Burgers?

    I believe that Mr. Jason SingleSCUM should be next in line for a lashing by the Bugs… but if they won’t I have some ideas of my own.

  18. so nancy flemming would be a better supervisor than bonnie humbug? couldn’t think of a worse candidate myself-

  19. We were pulling for Richard Marks over both of the other candidates, but it’s hard to believe either of her opponents would have been as conniving, deceptive and self-serving as Neely has become through the years. We’re old enough to remember when she was a good representative for her district, and naive enough to still hope that she will be again.

  20. Richard “Moneybags” Marks?


  21. Oh yes Bugs, please block any posters who don’t march in lockstep with the haters who just can’t bear to read a difference of opinion.

  22. 1:56 get over the haters bullshit. It is old.

    And 10:57 – Carol just make me laugh anon, that’s all. I find it precious to be thinking that bon bon is grieving about anything.

    Actually the term cold hearted comes to mind when thinking about her often used “death stare.” (the bon bon – not carol.)

  23. 1:56, there are some things that get people blocked from blogs, but disagreement won’t get you blocked from this one. As proof of this, see your own post above, following your comment this morning about hatemongers, rabies foam and madness. Realistically, that went a little beyond mere disagreement, but we’re hopeful you’ll find a more productive way of joining the discussion.

  24. 1:56 – don’t you get it? We like to make fun of other people here. No hate mongering – just good, clean, sarcastic shit slinging.

    You know the kind where you get to out all of the assholes. You know the type – folks like you! Like the bug said – you come on this morning with the hatemonger rabies foam remark (albiet a very dumb and uninformed post we think) and now we can all make fun of you.

    Carol just got made fun of because she posted such a really dumb remark. Bon bon is probably at home as we speak working on the Cliffy campaign. She needed to run someone against Rodoni in order to further her agenda. We really really get that.

    And we really really think it stinks. Maybe we should stop calling her the bon bon and start calling her Ms. Stinky.

  25. ps – the dumb uninformed post I referred to above was yours at 9:51 and not our hysterically funny blue hum bug!

    Just to clarify things.

    And, please wipe the rabid foam stuff off your face.

    Now can we all be friends? If not, can we all make more fun of 9:51 and 1:56?

  26. I don’t mind disagreement and believe that it is to some degree the heart of soul of the blogs, along with a little “The Humbug” humor. But sometime disagreement drifts over into name calling and ridicule, and when it gets too far over the top I think you should consider blocking the commeht. Hell, I even got my posts deleted a couple times when I called one of Eureka’s most prominent citizens a “mean spirited, selfish, egotistical, self-serving, dipshit”. or something like that. Oh wait….that was the laundered version … the one that got blocked said he was a ” … (deleted) ….”

  27. People who call others cocksuckers, post their home numbers and encourage late night prank calls have no high moral ground to complain about being called on their rabid behavior.

  28. The only complaints we’re hearing are by you or about you. Feel free to exit stage left. If you’re looking for a venue that better suits your tastes, start your own blog. We did.

    We agree, Hayduke. It’s hard to know where the line is, but most people seem to recognize when it’s been crossed. Thanks.

  29. What does 2:50 have against a little cocksucking? Is he Amish?

  30. “Hello?”

    “Yes ma’am, is your refrigerator running?”

    “Why yes it is.”

    “Well you better go catch it before some humorless fuck knuckle decides to take every goddamned post on small-time blog as if were the gospel according to Mork.”


  31. oh for christ sakes 2:50 – there is only one thing left to say to you…

    BITE ME –

    now, one more time – wipe off the rabid foam from your face and go bitch on heraldo.

  32. That you are such scumbags that you can’t even recognize that what you did was wrong says more about you than I could.

  33. 3:09

    Lets be clear here…I don’t want you to get the wrong impression of what we here at the mirror think…


    you favorite scumbag!

  34. Do good, look good. Do bad, look out. Great motto.

  35. Okay okay. You’re boring us to death. Why don’t you both take a much deserved break.

  36. Bugs, pay attention, Johanna will be named any minute now, I just got a call from a news guy I know who’s gonna break the gig.

  37. Sweet, Blue. Thanks for the heads-up. Hugs!!

  38. The natives are in a state of shock.

    Bonnie says: Arnold, Arnold how could you have forsaken me?”

    So bug I think your ‘Good Grief’ assessment is spot on. The $10K from Blue Lake is enough to make the true colors impervious to the spin cycle. Even in hot water.

    3:04 loved the descript: “humorless fuck knuckle”

    Ok if I use that?


  39. Run with it Dog, run with it. Let it shine in the ether of the intertoobz as a beacon, yes, a beacon for the under-appreciated and in general, poorly practiced art of creative cursing.

    May those dickwhizzle muckety-fucks cower.

  40. Even though he couldn’t get it up and then wanted to pay me with production management advice,what ever the f*#k that is. I think even little markie would make a better supervisor than Bon Bon. Hell,even I would. After all I really know how to work behind closed doors.

  41. ” She bangs, she bangs! She moves, she moves!…”

  42. I get it Blue!!!

    I will carry the swarthy toad with a gloved hand to the fetid pool of misguided notion and….sadly nay, resolutely…drop it in. And from that juicy fuck knuckle of angst it shall become new life.

    I see it now.

    Yes…it’s right there.

    The mists clear and (holy otter water) It’s a dogspore! Running at large. She’s wearing a tiny cowboy hat and seems to have some humor. Hmmmm?

    The conventional wisdom was at home in a fogsnit of deep-sleaze-good-old- girl-new-girl-agnst. Someplace beyond where my Bonnie lies (sic)

    “We call ’em women around here dude!!”

    And the water pulled its pants up amid the echoes of the cliff sides and in a neoscatologicalicizing change of address… she thought….

    It sounds like “Shit!”

    It’s very sad and compelling.

    The puppy sighed…

    and climbed atop a little doghouse with a name, crudely carved on the front. It read “Fresh Dog Drop Stew – On Demand”

    But, she could not read.

    Just another blue dog chow allegory in an otherwise slippery bowl of uncertainty.

    “What happened to my hand?” Mephistopheles exclaimed.

    “it’s not funny” said the dog.

    “Good grief” Mephistopheles griped and called the Blue Lake sign painters on speed dial.

  43. You mean , Neely who spends our tax dollars on giving away free needles to junkies so these bastards won’t get too sick and be unable to steal from our neighborhoods any more ? Wasn’t she the clown who thought up this idea or am i wrong ?
    If she does that , she don’t deserve to be in office .

  44. Not exactly kate.

    She’s just a too much of a ripe and fertile allegorical juicy fruit knuckle (thanks Blue). Like that ‘little man behind the curtain’ She mourns Roger’s death at a time when her sales job to the BL tribe pays off in spades and we pay her to work full time in another district’s campaign.

    The eye of the needle is secondary to the eye of this ethical hurricane that is about to make land fall in a political shit storm of biblical proportions.


    You’ve been sold out kate. Just one more concession to the social service dynasty that even trumps Community Development’s assault over private property rights.

    It’s a good time to rent…and rant.

  45. Hmmmm how did I get in the middle of this rambling post?

  46. I know what you mean about the ANGER phase, Carol. It really makes me angry when I read Richard Salzman’s press release that he considered Roger a ‘worthy adversary’ but that he (Roger) was ALWAYS HONEST.

    After everything Richard has done to try to prove the contrary – for him to say that….

    After all the attacks, the smears.

    It makes me angry to read how “controversial” Roger was. Because there was a time when he was just plain Roger and the most controversial thing he had done was vote against CAMP.

    It was the Salzman crew, in their never-ending attempt to get Palco, that decided he was in their way and set out to destroy him.

    They never succeeded. Even Salzman had to admit it,

    But that’s the kind of politics you are getting now – and that’s what you will get more of when you get Mark Lovelace in office. More of the kind who file FPPC beefs against John Campbell, Roger Rodoni and Tom Herman in pursuit of that never-ending agenda.

    And who excuse away Gallegos, who ironically ended up paying the largest FPPC fine in Humboldt County history.

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