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: General Plan Update Option A Opts Out, Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, Kirk Girard, Kirk Girard Fucks Up Everythign, Mark Lovelace, Progs Flogging the Dog, Rex Bohn, Ryan Sunburg | 23 Comments »
Posted on July 17, 2012 by The Douchebug
Third District Supervisor Mark Lovelace announced Tuesday that the low pressure system that moved across Northern California that dropped nearly 1 inch of rain contributed somewhat to his efforts to get the upper hand on the Flat Fire in Trinity County.
The wildfire burned 1,688 acres and interrupted east-west traffic on U.S. Highway 299.
As of the Board of Supervisors’ meeting start Tuesday the fire was approximately 80 percent contained, according to the Times-Standard.
The Flat Fire was sparked last Wednesday and its cause is still under investigation. Lovelace believes it is most likely the result of severely unregulated development in Timber Production Zone lands.
In related news, Lovelace also helped the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad recover and destroy a 60-year-old 155mm artillery shell found on Eureka’s waterfront yesterday. Lovelace, who recently handily defeated challenger Karen Brooks in the far-left leaning Third District’s June primary, said he will remain vigilant to respond to and vanquish any emergencies in any jurisdiction during his term in office.
Filed under: BS elsewhere | Tagged: Contain this!, Here I come to thave the day!, Mark Lovelace, Mighty Mouth, Third District Supervisor | 17 Comments »
Posted on May 23, 2012 by The Douchebug
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.
Filed under: Humboldt County, Local BS | Tagged: 10-inches thick, Humboldt County General Plan Update, Kirk Girard, Mark Lovelace, Mighty Mouth, Third District Supervisor | 16 Comments »
Posted on May 14, 2012 by The Humbug
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.
Filed under: Humboldt County | Tagged: Mark Lovelace, Mighty Mouth | 18 Comments »
Posted on April 3, 2012 by The Douchebug
Danger, danger. My campaign is tanking.
With an impending election just around the corner, it’s painfully clear that incumbent 2nd District Supervisor Clif Clendenen’s fundraising for his re-election campaign hasn’t yet taken off with any sort of urgency. A recent Times-Standard article reveals Fortuna’s cider king has spanged a little more than $13,000 during the most recent fundraising disclosure filing period. His challenger Estelle Fennell has raked in more than triple that with $47,000. That doesn’t bode well for the Clifster.
It’s also worth noting that Clendenen’s lack of any competitive monetary support this election go around from his 2nd District voters may very well be linked to his unfortunate choice to focus on issues important to fellow 3rd District Supervisor Mark Lovelace.
While steadfastly honoring his campaign pledge to maintain a pulse during his tenure in office since his election in 2008, it’s unclear what exactly Clif has done in the past 3 years for his own district.
Looking at today’s board agenda, Clif seemed incapable of mustering a single special presentation to steal valuable mic time from his fellow supervisors to let voters know there’s anything he cares about. Or pretends to care about. Fourth District Supervisor Virginia Bass was able to give the nod to “Library Week,” proclaim April as “Sexual Assault Awareness Month,” and even teamed with 1st District Jimmy Smith to recognize April as “National County Government Month.”
Perhaps signaling an end of his political value to Lovelace, Clif couldn’t even bandwagon his way onto Mark’s special presentation recognizing April as “Grange Month.” Unfortunately for Clendenen there won’t be a runoff in November, so he wont be able to take full advantage of National Apple Month in October.
Filed under: Humboldt County | Tagged: Clif Clendenen, Mark Lovelace, The Cider King, Two in the Third and Zero in the Second | 48 Comments »
Posted on January 30, 2012 by The Douchebug
Posted on January 14, 2012 by The Douchebug