Posted on September 22, 2012 by The Douchebug
“Wonder L” Atkins
Holy irony Batman!
Eureka City Councilwoman Linda Atkins is launching her re-election campaign with a ruse that it will take a concerted effort from “all of us” to make a change in the Eureka community.
(By “all of us” she kinda sorta means a minority of the progressive people she represents and one particular businessman willing to throw tens of thousands of dollars anywhere in the county every few election cycles to make sure Eureka’s landscape remains economically friendly to his bottom line.)
Atkins’ campaign website says the “2010 elections reminded us that money CAN really buy elections, but in our small city; Linda Atkins thinks that PEOPLE can and will begin to take our city back this year.”
Shit yeah! No doubt she’ll be counting on two particular “PEOPLE” in 2012 to pay for her re-election.
A Times-Standard article published a month before she was elected in 2008 highlighted “how a few big donors could change the dynamics of an election” and “show how money from outside city limits can play a sizable role in the race for Eureka’s council seats.”
The T-S pointed out that it was Atkins and failed progressive candidate George Clark who were the biggest beneficiaries of said money. There was $9,000 from Pierson Building Supply owner Bill Pierson and $2,250 from McKinleyville resident Ken Miller.
Filed under: Humboldt County | Tagged: "Wonder L" Atkins, Eureka City Council, Superhero-size diet of bullshit, The Big Hammer is coming | 14 Comments »
Posted on September 13, 2012 by The Humbug
What? General Plan shocker!! Who saw this coming?
Other than everyone, of course.
We saw it coming, and we’re not even smart.
Anyone who thought this board was going to blithely accept the Kirk Girard General Plan Update needs to be issued an encephalitic helmet so he or she can walk down that hall without further injury to the brain. Elections have consequences. The progs flogged the dog on the GPU for more than a dozen years in a process that was, most of the time, laughably fucked, and now they’ve lost control of the process. This is commonly referred to as the will of the voters, the way of the world. Sometimes one side wins, sometimes another. And anyone who can’t hack that basic political fact should go back to working for Ken Miller. He’s always just about one idiot shy of a quorum, and it looks like in this case there are two up for grabs.
Filed under: Humboldt County, Local BS | Tagged: Mark Lovelace, Kirk Girard, Ryan Sunburg, Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, Kirk Girard Fucks Up Everythign, Rex Bohn, Progs Flogging the Dog, General Plan Update Option A Opts Out | 23 Comments »
Posted on September 5, 2012 by The Humbug
The things you learn in the Times-Standard these days. According to a letter to the editor today from Pam Service, we’re effing rich! Check this out.
- People voting for someone other than Linda Atkins are “moneyed.” This is terrific news! We thought we were kind of middle class, what with the blue-collar jobs and just squeaking by. But obviously that’s about to change. Does anyone know when we’ll get our checks?
- Candidates able to quickly muster support are “questionable.” I’ll say. Remember how long it took for anyone to give a shit about Atkins? She must be the real deal.
- Anyone who wants to vote for a candidate other than Linda Atkins is a power-crazed control freak who is subverting the democratic process. I know, right? The obvious solution is for no one to run against Atkins, so that through the absence of a democratic process Democracy itself can be saved.
Get with it, Eureka! Keep Democracy alive by stopping people from voting for candidates they support.
Filed under: Humboldt County | Tagged: Joe Bonino, Linda Atkins | 21 Comments »