What would Kaitlin do?

Yeah. We added Sheen. Sorry Charlie, but you won't be recognized for your greatness until long after your death.

Kevin Hoover’s Arcata Eye usually boasts an eclectic array of letters to the editor, and the current issue is no exception. The collection starts off with letters from someone who doesn’t like full page ads, someone else who doesn’t like capitalism, several someones who will lose their will to live if an elderberry tree is pruned, and some deeply felt but poorly executed rant from Jeffrey Schwartz, whose burgeoning career seems to allow a suspiciously huge amount of time for letter-writing.

But our favorites were toward the end, including this inspirational missive from Maureen Kane.

May I ask you who your heroes are?

My heroes tend to be those persons who have been willing to speak truth to the ruling elite.Many of whom have been imprisoned and/or assassinated for doing so.

Such as: Socrates, Jesus, Shakespeare, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Thoreau, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Howard Zinn, Vandana Shiva, Noam Chomsky, Amy Goodman, etc….

Do you think any of us would be here now- or even want to be-without the intelligently courageous souls who have persisted in speaking out in promoting truth and justice for all?!?

Two of these souls are living right here within our community. They are Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap and David Cobb, co-creators of Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County.

Socrates, Jesus, Mahatma, and Kaitlin. Don’t look now, but we have goosebumps!! Readers who enjoy the taste of their own vomit can find the rest of the missive at the Arcata Eye.

Another letter, titled “Humboldt Baybasher,” is included here in its entirety.

So I was walking home today from Farmers’ Market and as I walked past the Arcata Community Center I saw a frightful thing! Beer cans, plastic cups, root beer cans (really), cigarette butts as far as the eye could see and all other sorts of revelry-induced garbage ALL OVER THE GROUND. In the bushes, in the street, on the sidewalk… everywhere.

I stopped to consider what might have caused such a mess so close to a public playground and the Community Center of all places and then I remembered: The Baykeeper’s Earth Day Bash was last night!

According to their mission statement, “Humboldt Baykeeper was launched in October, 2004 to safeguard our coastal resources for the health, enjoyment and economic strength of the Humboldt Bay community through education, scientific research and enforcement of laws to fight pollution.”

“Be a part of what they say is their ‘first Earth Day Bash,’ and watch Bernhard and his band do wrong right for the right reasons on Earth Day 2011.”

My neighborhood feels pretty polluted right now, and the gutters at the Community Center drain right in to the bay/creek, correct? I’m really jazzed that the Baykeeper charged people between $25 and $40 to come out and (literally) trash the areas surrounding the Community Center.


Beth Mason

No doubt Kaitlin and David took a few minutes away from creating the philosophical underpinnings of western civilization to clean that shit up. That’s the stuff heroes are made of.

25 Responses

  1. It’s the Kool-Aid.

  2. That’s one wicked batch of Kool-Aid they’re guzzling Rose. Yikes! I hope it loses it’s strength when they piss it into the waste water facilities.

  3. What flavor?

  4. Pete, I just filed my Notice of Intent to Sue at the Courthouse. Let’s see how you bitches like it.

  5. Okay, we get it, you don’t like baykeeper because they didn’t want you to build over a tidal wetland.


    Follow the fucking law already asshats, quit your bitching, and get this work going already. The Coastal Commission has been waiting for you to get your shit together for a long time. Why continue to stall?

    Let’s get going already!!

  6. Asshat, I notice this phase is one used by you frequently anon, here’s one for you that I feel is fitting. Fuck off asshole, If you got balls go talk directly to who you think your addressing. Go back to Hblog or any of the other idiot blogs that are prog positive and run your silly mouth.

    This shit is funny as hell. Keep it up Bug’s.

  7. That is hilarious! Add Rob, Larry, Bonnie and Heradlo! Give me that Kool-Aid.

  8. Isn’t Maureen Kane Kaitlin Supposey Bell Hop’s father?

  9. Hey, atleast she has nice tits

  10. Actually not so great. Shane Brinton, a true breast man if there ever was one, has admitted in private that they are a little smallish, flabby, and (gasp) drooping (my words, his very clear meaning). He also said, though I’m sure he will deny it that her backside, while more than a bit plump, is a better handful than her tits (this time his words).

  11. Okay, so maybe she doesn’t have the best tits around

    Maybe we can just continue the dialogue on Natalynne Delapp’s tits and ass?

  12. Natadrunk Delapp? The hardlife is taking its toll on that drama queen.

  13. Bugs, I’m buying the next round. The Alibi…next Tuesday about noon?

  14. Why so late in the day, Dynamo?

  15. You’re Right!
    Drink early…Drink often…
    I have to drive up from Laytonville…
    Damn road is so narrow!

  16. Is the Home Depot open yet?

  17. It is borderline blasphemous to mention Kaitlin and Elizabeth Cady Stanton in the same sentance. Is is akin to comparing Hank Sims to Aldous Huxley. What the hell is in the pot in Arcata these days, to cause such an excess of complete moronic bullshit?

    And another thing…Dave Merserve is the author of all things Democratic and Without Limits, or so he has endlessly and breathlessly pointed out on occasions too numerous to mention.

    “Speaking truth to the ruling elite…” If you subscribe to the Mark Lovelace/Pete Nicols/former Eka City Council member school of thought….The Progs ARE the ruling elite. Or is all that trash on H-Blog just that.

  18. All That!

  19. Aldous Huxley?!?

    Did you mean Ambrose Bierce?

  20. Ha …ha …Hank!
    Henry David Toreau
    When will pigs fly?

  21. If anyone is comparing me to Aldous Huxley, please knock it the fuck off.

  22. Go back to providing media cover for Monica and the rest of the Kinetic thieves depriving Hobart’s son of every last thing his dad ever left him, you scumbag.

  23. What did his dad leave him? That’s the question.

  24. Aldous Huxley? No one on this blog is smart enough to read him. Not that we’re bragging.

  25. I liked both Doors to Perception, Ends and Means, only two I ever had time to read as a kid. Don’t know about smart, just had time on my hands while serving my country.

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