Thursday, August 10, 2006

Local Solutions Candidates Line Up

I suppose it's too early to officially call them Local Solutions' Candidates, but with Larry Glass and Nancy Abrams entering the Eureka City Council race, now we're seeing the Left vs. Right, Protectionist vs Non- Protectionist split I was expecting. I thought it would show itself earlier on, though.

What I'll be looking for is whether Glass and Abrams will do much fundraising and, if they do, how much ends up coming from outside Eureka and even outside the county.

Another question: Will either of them have any limits on contributions or expenditures?

55 Comments:

At 9:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are going to be some very clear cut choices this November about the future political course of Eureka. It will be interesting to see how dirty and expensive it becomes. Hopefully, we won't be having a repeat of Kerrigan v. Bohn. The community needs to come together. Winning at any cost does no one any good.

 
At 10:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To start with, phony BS about fund-raising does not help. This is the best slate I have seen in years - Neely, LaVallee, Abrams, Kuhnel and Glass - 1 Republican and four Dems - all great people and very well qualified, who could really make a difference for my home town. Sure hope Eureka voters get out and make it happen!

 
At 10:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's remember who it was that raised the ante for Eureka elections. It was former council and zillionaire bride Cherie Arkley - the antithesis of the candidate noted above. It HAS gotten ridiculously expensive, and it was the rich folks who upped the ante, trying to buy out the people's ability to field candidates of modest means. Go Team!!

 
At 10:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I ask is that Leonard is replaced on the council

 
At 10:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If there is one thing we've learned from "All The President's Men" and 90% of all politicians since then is "FOLLOW THE MONEY!"

If Larry Glass and Nancy Abrams join the Loco Solutions puppet strings with Ron Kuhnel, Peter LaValle, Chris Kerrigan, etc. you are absolutely correct.

Since when is our country based on “protectionism” (AKA: Pierson Building Supply vs. Home Depot and Larry Glass’ The Works vs. Best Buy)? I thought we lived in a capitalistic country, where competition drives us to be more efficient.

The key to this race is to follow how much money comes from Bill Pierson, Pierson Building Supplies and Sedgefield Properties (Pierson’s business).

I can guarantee you that absolutely zero financial contributions to the Eureka City Council race will come from the Arkley’s and SN Servicing Corporation.

Bill Pierson has already contributed $1,000 to Peter LaValle’s campaign. Pierson was the largest single contributor by far to Chris Kerrigan’s 2004 City Council campaign. And Pierson’s contributions to Bonnie Neely are second only to the Blue Lake casino.

This election will come down to Pierson’s money (buying protectionism) and Richard Salzman’s leftist-extremist propaganda. It’s just a matter whether the voters will see through the Humboldt fog.

 
At 10:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again you "progressive" retards put the blame on Arkley.

Can't you come up with something a bit new ?

As to anon 10:05's comments about all the great candidates ? You must be joking right ? Or maybe you've gone off your med's ?

 
At 10:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:52 obviously came from Rex Bohn's campaign manager who is still feeling the hurt from all of his unsuccessful campaigns

 
At 11:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The person who has made all Humboldt County races more expensive is Richard Salzman.

 
At 11:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:52 is making guarantees (!) on behalf of SN and the Arkleys -- Rob, is that you??

Whether or not SN/Arkley contributes directly, funds will be found by their well-purchased "friends". Ultimately this race will be won via the person-to-person "gravevine" we know as Eureka Politics.

 
At 11:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although much money was collected during the Kerrigan/Bohn race, the campaign with the lesser amount of funds won by a landslide.

I'd say these races will follow suit. Spending lots of money will not guarantee anything

 
At 11:36 AM, Blogger Anon.R.mous said...


Anonymous said...

The person who has made all Humboldt County races more expensive is Richard Salzman.

11:05 AM


DING DING DING we have a winner here folks! Let's see what the man from New York via Trinidad brings to the party this year!

 
At 11:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said... 10:05 am said, "This is the best slate I have seen in years - Neely, LaVallee, Abrams, Kuhnel and Glass - 1 Republican and four Dems."
Excuse me, but Bonnie Neely is Republican only in political registration. She is a left-winged Democrat with her hands held out for Bill Pierson and Indian casino checks. Is anyone going to argue with the documented facts? Didn’t think so.

How much experience does Larry Glass and Nancy Abrams have in politics? Zip, zilch, nadda. Glass just wants to stop any competition to his beloved business from Best Buy.

Anonymous 10:59 AM said, “10:52 obviously came from Rex Bohn's campaign manager who is still feeling the hurt from all of his unsuccessful campaigns.”
One: I’m not Rex Bohn's campaign manager.
Two: I notice you didn’t refute any of the facts in question. Another Typical tactic of leftist-extremist propaganda. I wonder who that could be?

And you want to know who is responsible to increasing the costs of these local political elections? Chris Kerrigan raised far more money than Rex Bohn for the Eureka City Council race (check the 460s). Take a guess who Kerrigan’s largest donor was in 2004? And take another guess who helped Kerrigan pay down his campaign debts – that’s right, Local Solutions and the “Yes On “L” Committee”. It’s all public record should anyone want the truth.

Salzman can spew all the toxins he wants. The facts will support the truth.

 
At 12:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You give Richard far too much credit.

 
At 12:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe credit is how he supports himslef?

 
At 12:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Experience? Nancy almost beat an incumbent council member 8 years ago. She got 46% of the vote. And if you think Larry has no political experience, you have a short-term memory problem. You Arkley/Bush neocons are in really, really big trouble this time. Better get out the check book.

PS - The Pierson family and Pierson's Building Supply have been supporting good causes in this community for the better part of a century. Carpetbaggers, indeed! What a bunch o' jerks - oops, didn't mean to stoop that low.

 
At 12:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe I saw support from the Pierson family for all different candidates if I remember correctly. Pidgeon holling them into a extreme left wing crowd isn't true whatsoever...

 
At 1:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would anyone contribute to "all" the candidates 12:16?

With all this about Salzman why doesn't he defend himself ? He could just clear this up once and for all, just by addressing the issues put forth by 11:52.

An easy solution, just put it up front.

 
At 1:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You empower Richard when you speak about him, don't you know that?

 
At 1:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pierson is a good guy.
You might say Glass and Kuhnel are as well. But when they get tangled in with localsolutions and Salzman, they incur baggage and will have to pay the piper. Thus they will not be respresenting the people of Eureka, they will be paying the piper with every vote, just like Kerrigan. Just like poor little Paul. No way out for him, Glass and Kuhnell still have a chance to save themselves.

 
At 1:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:52 why dont you state who you are then???? ROse

 
At 1:57 PM, Blogger Anon.R.mous said...

You Arkley/Bush neocons are in really, really big trouble this time. Better get out the check book.

One can support one without the other. Anyway, you lose for using the word "neo-con"

 
At 2:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all this about Salzman why doesn't he defend himself ? He could just clear this up once and for all, just by addressing the issues put forth by 11:52.

No it wouldn't. The Arkley groupies would continue to throw giddy spitballs. Rose and others aren't looking for truth, just twisted BS to smear anyone with an idea that doesn't conform to big box ideology.

 
At 2:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't support any of them. Thye came in way too late. Much later than Marks even.

 
At 2:48 PM, Blogger Rose said...

Sorry. I am not 11:52

 
At 2:50 PM, Blogger Rose said...

I would add that I find that using your name keeps the debate more civil, and more likely to be based on facts.

You might try it 1:26.

 
At 3:18 PM, Blogger Eric V. Kirk said...

And they're off!!

 
At 6:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well thank you 5:52 pm ? Where did that one come from?

 
At 7:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous 12:08 said, “And if you think Larry has no political experience, you have a short-term memory problem.”
Personally, I don't smoke pot. Shall we drug test all the candidates for Eureka City Council?

Now we’ll see how well Larry Glass’ short-term memory holds up.

 
At 9:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The laugh would be on you. Despite the image, I don't think Larry smokes pot. He's a health nut. Besides, pot?? Is that all you can smear him with? Even Rush Limbaugh had to do more than pot to get busted.

 
At 10:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ever tried dealing with larry?

 
At 11:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wonder how pat higgins likes larry, they were once partners.

 
At 11:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That explains everything.

 
At 3:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Larry has been a Eureka Figure forever. Carpetbagger? Seems to me he lives eats and breathes his Eureka business.

 
At 3:45 PM, Blogger Anon.R.mous said...


Anonymous said...

Larry has been a Eureka Figure forever. Carpetbagger? Seems to me he lives eats and breathes his Eureka business.

3:02 PM


What about his Arcata business? So he can move to Arcata next if something goes wrong there? Yeah, he's a carpetbagger.

 
At 3:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Larry Glass is one of the grumpiest people you will ever meet. He sure won't be any kind of cheerleader for the city of Eureka. Have you ever shopped at The Works? Talk about unfriendly.
Is this the kind of representative you want for Eureka? Or do you really want a rabble rouser? That's what you will get.

 
At 4:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's not even a rabble rouser, he is just a scared man looking to protect himself from having to grow and compete. He is a one issue candidate who has gotten sucked into the anti-Arkley tide.

 
At 4:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aristocracy in Eureka? Give it a break, Larry. The social elite here is the politically liberal Hawaiian shirt and Teva wearing crowd who hide their photos from 1972 so people won't see who they really are. You can't condemn the establishment when you ARE the establishment.

 
At 5:14 PM, Blogger Anon.R.mous said...

Larry Glass, who moves around to be on city council. One trick pony.

 
At 5:16 PM, Blogger Eric V. Kirk said...

Grumpy can be good. At least he'll be honest.

 
At 6:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

think again, eric. what evidence is there of that?

 
At 9:13 PM, Blogger Anon.R.mous said...

Eric V. Kirk said...

Grumpy can be good. At least he'll be honest.


Any proof to that?

 
At 8:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hold on just a minute. Larry Glass is an honest man. Larry Glass is a caring man. Larry Glass is an intelligent man and he will be great on the city council, especially as he will replace a self-styled socialite and proven sycophant who gives the rich everything they want -- even when it means democracy loses. Glass, Abrams, & Kuhnel for council -- the best chance for change in more than fifty (50) years. If you like Eureka, vote for the incumbents. If you have eyes that see, ears that hear and at least half a brain, you will support Larry, Nancy and Ron.

 
At 9:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Richard.

 
At 12:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:30...Please post where you get your drugs because whatever they are, I want some too.

 
At 12:46 PM, Blogger Anon.R.mous said...

Hold on just a minute. Larry Glass is an honest man. Larry Glass is a caring man. Larry Glass is an intelligent man and he will be great on the city council, especially as he will replace a self-styled socialite and proven sycophant who gives the rich everything they want -- even when it means democracy loses. Glass, Abrams, & Kuhnel for council -- the best chance for change in more than fifty (50) years. If you like Eureka, vote for the incumbents. If you have eyes that see, ears that hear and at least half a brain, you will support Larry, Nancy and Ron.

Please tell me how they will change Humboldt County, other then driving the economy into the ground? These people are zero growth, keep people fighting over shitty wage job crews. These people want slaves for their workforce.

Once again, how much does Larry Glass pay his employees and how does he treat them? I'm sure Starbucks treats their people better.

 
At 2:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How does Larry Glass treat his customers, that's the thing that would allow him to compete with Best Buy, IF they come and IF they last. The internet music sharing is more of a threat to him than Best Buy anyway. This truly is absurd.

 
At 8:07 PM, Blogger Anon.R.mous said...

How does Larry Glass treat his customers, that's the thing that would allow him to compete with Best Buy, IF they come and IF they last. The internet music sharing is more of a threat to him than Best Buy anyway. This truly is absurd.

Don't forget a happy employee is a productive employee.

 
At 8:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the Works could move into Marina Center in Best Buy's place. Surely he is successful enough to afford it. After all these long years in this lucrative market. If Best Buy can make it there, ostensibly he could rake in the bucks.

Would that solve everything?

Might save us all alot of time and energy, and eliminate SOME of the vitriol.

 
At 12:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

From Best Buy's website (www.bestbuy.com), "Best Buy's online source for electronics, televisions, DVD players, home audio, car audio, computers, cameras, music, movies, software, games and more."

For those of you who haven't been to a Best Buy store, it's primarily computers (both desktops and laptops), software, peripheries, printers, digital cameras, video cameras, cell phones, home appliances (refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, microwaves, washers and dryers, vacuums), TVs and stereos, DVDs, CDs, game players, MP3 players, etc.

Best Buy’s main competition would be Sears, Costco, etc.

Larry Glass' "The Works" is a dinosaur who doesn't know it's dead yet. The Internet and downloading of digital music killed his business some years ago. That and Amazon.com, Wal-Mart, Costco, Target, etc. killed the retail delivery of the music business some years ago. The music paradigm shifted, Larry Glass did not.

As always -- it should be your choice whether you want to shop at a Best Buy or not.

I’m just tired of having to drive to Redding or Santa Rosa to have any choices of the products I want to purchase, let alone being stuck paying Humboldt County prices of certain businesses that have no competition and charge premium prices.

 
At 5:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

AMEN 12:01

 
At 7:21 PM, Blogger Fred said...

12:01 wrote, "certain businesses that have no competition and charge premium prices.".

In fairness to some of those businesses, they don't have the mass buying power of the bigger outfits that allows them to give such great deals.

I remember talking to a lady who used to run some fabric business in Burre Center, Eureka. I forget the name of the store. She used to get real frustrated with people complaining about the high prices because she could only buy so much stock at one time, unlike the big chains.

That said, the big chains are great for the less well off since it allows them to buy things on the cheap.

 
At 9:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo 12:01

You remember the photo shop in Henderson Center ? Digital photography (technology) put him out of business. He was very good at what he did but technology overtook old/traditional photography.

Mr. Glass will have to learn to adapt OR give something above and beyond like service. Something to make people want to buy at his store instead of Amazon.com.

 
At 9:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

also, Bravo 9:01

 
At 10:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are right about the quantity/bulk buying power of bigger chains, Fred.

Definitely a factor to consider, and engenders some sympathy for the small shop.
Fabric Temptations in Arcata is one of those specialty shops, she has higher end stuff, and fills a niche. Seems successful.

The downside is she doesn't have a broad enough selection, and you end up having to make two trips, because you have to go to the chain store for some little basic thing.

Sooner or later, you just quit making hte first stop, and end up at the chain store, becuase you don't have time for both.

But the fabric business all died off a bit when the 70s ended and people stopped making thier own clothes as much. Used to be every store around here had a fabric dept. PayLess, Sears, Wards, Penney's, they all shut them down, and most of the fabric stores like the one in Uniontown Arcata closed as well.

Like The Works, victims of changing times.

Things change. You used to be able to fix your own car, now they're all computer chips, and you have to go to the shop...

 
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