Lovelace disappointed his Board won’t do his bidding

A quick note on grammar, if we may.

The Lost Coast Outpost reports that District 3 Supervisor Mark Lovelace took to his Facebook page last week to castigate his fellow board members for not voting the way he wants on the controversial multifamily rezoning plan. But Lovelace did so in an odd way–using a grammatical variant of the genitive case to indicate ownership or possession of his fellow supervisors [emphasis ours]:

My Board needs to stop blaming staff for the difficult decision that’s before us. Staff has done everything we’ve asked of them and answered every question. Now we need to make a decision based on the information in front of us and recognize that we own the consequences of that decision. This is what we were elected to do. It’s time for my Board to do its job.

If it really was his Board, as he has said now with nauseating repetition, one might think he’d have no reason to go cry-babying all over the Internets because his fellow supervisors decline to do what he says. Yes, we understand that Lovelace is the current chair of the board, a revolving position that moves to a different district each year. That hardly qualifies him to claim ownership of four other people who were elected the same way he was to represent the voters in their districts.

So FYI, Mark. This is not your Board.

It’s ours.

And we think each supervisor’s vote should reflect the will of his or her constituents, not the dictates of a midget with a God complex.

Humboldt Mirror rolls out pimp new format

The Humboldt Mirror is continuing its glorious but mediocre return with a move to an easier-to-read three-column format.

The new design was chosen primarily to make room for more widgets, which both of our readers seem to enjoy. In fact we would go so far as to say they’re crazy for widgets. Consider, for example, this e-mail:

Dear Humboldt Mirror,
This is the crappiest blog in the world. Heraldo’s, by the way, is the best.
I hope you shit a squirrel.
From, Andy Bird Anonymous

P.S. More widgets, please!

Well, you narcissistic douchebag Anonymous, message received! Now we’ve basically got widgets coming out of our butts. There are widgets for fun Twitter stuff, fun tag stuff and archived old stuff. We’ve got widgets for stuff you’re reading, stuff you’re saying, stuff you’re clicking and a list of links to other people’s stuff. We’ve even got a widget that will slap your ass and call you Susan–wait a minute, actually, no, we don’t have that one quite yet.

Anyway, we hope you enjoy the new format. Now as soon as those drunktards from the Graphics Department sober up, we’ll have some more of our world famous artwork to go with it.

Thanks, happy blog friends!! Enjoy!