Mark prays for deliverance

We knew he used to make banjos, but we never knew he could play them too.


The Board of Supervisors meeting today got noticeably less dull when outgoing 5th District Supervisor Jill Duffy called bullshit on a move by her fellow supervisors to rush through the nomination of Mark Lovelace to replace Bonnie Neely on the Coastal Commission.

Fireworks ensued.

Duffy objected for a variety of reasons, including that Board Chairman Clif Clendenen should have contacted and solicited input from incoming supervisors Ryan Sundberg and Virginia Bass. But that wasn’t what Bonnie told Clif to do. D’oh!!

The decision on who will replace Neely will ultimately be made by the Govornator. (We’ll link to the video when it comes available, because it’s worth watching Duffy, and the other 20 or so people, bitchslap Little Lovelace.)

A victory for tort reform?

An alert reader called our attention to an interesting item in the Times-Standard’s most recent list of DUI arrestees.

Jason Kendall Singleton, 44, Eureka

Could it be? The Jason Singleton? The one who makes a profitable if somewhat despicable living extorting money from local small businesses under the guise of ADA compliance?

It sure looks that way.

If so, it couldn’t have happened to a bigger douche.

Somewhere, somehow, the Arctic Circle is laughing today.

Election Results Final*: Gallegos handlers cling to power for four more years

The Graphics Dept. begrudgingly delivers a Brian Wilson victory beard to Paul. But here's a hearty Mirror congratulations to Ryan, Mike and the other decent folks who won their respective races!

According to a guy who knows a guy who handed another guy a copy of the unofficial final election results, who then e-mailed them to us, District Attorney Paul Gallegos received 52.08% of the votes to challenger Allison Jackson’s 47.61%.

Jackson will return to the Harland Law Firm where she will continue to be a successful attorney and partner.

Gallegos will return to the DA’s Office where he will continue to suck horribly and make our community more unsafe, thanks to the 25,238 voters who care more about keeping vacuous progressive ideals afloat. Honestly, we can’t wait to read what Paul’s crackerjack political team cooks up for his next “My Word.”

On the bright side, nothing changed much in the 5th District race. Ryan Sundberg, with 50.57% of the votes, held on to his lead and defeated Patrick Cleary, who had 49.04%.

The close Eureka race changed little also. Mike Newman received 44.18% of the vote and Ron Kuhnel came in behind him with 41.95%.

And despite her ability to get her hands on and manipulate damn near everything north of Sacramento, Bonnie Neely was unable to change the election results and has still been kicked to the curb by Virginia Bass. By a lot. A lot a lot.

The results, summarized by the T-S, still need to be certified and presented to the Board of Supervisors, who are expected to deal with the matter on Tuesday.

Afterhours video surfaces from Elections Office security cam


The official and final vote tally is supposed to be released today, according to the top Elections Office honcho Carolyn Crnich.

Lovelace ‘actively seeking’ Coastal Commission seat

Mr. Governor, I'm down here. Mr. Governor....pick me.

In related news, Humboldt County is actively seeking a swift kick in its collective taco.

Fortunately, the Wee Wonder has extensive experience dealing with wetlands and other critical habitats.

Election results Wednesday?

That’s the word on the street.

On our street, anyway.

But we live in kind of a ghetto, so who knows.


‘Nothing is more dangerous than a man with nothing to lose.’

Coming to some lame guerilla street theater shit near you.