Sunday, October 08, 2006

Vote Local Control!

Speaking of local control, isn't Joan Gallegos related to someone we all know and love? Ok, someone we all know. Bumped into her name again in the Ukiah Daily Journal. She apparently donated $500, during the last reporting period, to the Vroman for D.A. campaign in Mendocino County.

Hmmm....oh, that's right. She's not a corporation.

74 Comments:

At 10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

SHE'S NOT A CORPORATION ? MOST LAW OFFICES ARE ? incorporated
that is.

What a group? The progressives that is. Joan G. donates to Vroman, Joan & Paul donate to Dave Merserve, Ken Miller donates to Larry Glass, Peter LaVallee pays Salzman and Kerrigan for .. consulting, and nobody donates to yougofree.com.

Local control! What a concept!

 
At 10:16 AM, Blogger Eric V. Kirk said...

Not that it matters, but most law offices are not incorporated. And even if they are, it doesn't prevent the owners from donating as individuals.

Did Joan Gallegos support measure T? I don't know the answer. I'm just asking. It's very dangerous to assume that she agrees with her husband on every issue. It's certainly not the case in my home.

 
At 11:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joan is like Hillary. The smarter of the two. Vroman? Tit for tat. He endorsed her husband.

 
At 12:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this really an issue?

 
At 1:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not an issue, just interesting. Informative. Enlightening.

Afterall it's front page news anytime the Arkley's make a political donation.

11:47 you're right.

 
At 1:20 PM, Blogger Anon.R.mous said...

I'm pretty sure the law office of Gallegos and Gallegos wasn't under sole ownership.

 
At 2:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget David Cobb's donation to Dave Meserve in Arcata, a city Cobb has never lived in, gone to school in or owned a business in. Cobb and his oh-so-obedient drones also manipulated the Arcata Greens and the county Green Party into only endorsing Meserve and ignoring their second seat choice. These are the same hypocrites who cry feminism, then ignore the only Green woman running in this county, Dana Quillman, who would be a far superior Councilmember without the baggage of Meserve. Anyone who wants their donation to do some good should try to help out those candidates who are being discriminated against.

 
At 3:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Is this really an issue?

12:32 PM

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It is when you have republicans masquerading as "libertarians".

Remember: republicans will join other political parties just to infiltrate & subvert.
From what I have seen here, this has happened to the Libertarian party.

 
At 3:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have the same problem with Democrats like Harmony Groves (who doesn't support any of the Greens running for local state or fed office) and David Cobb pretending to be Greens just to subvert its independence. We call them DemoGreens.

 
At 5:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How 'bout Greens masquerading as Democrats? Jesus why does everything come down to what stupid party you registered for? Maybe we should abolish all political parties adn register to vote as a citizen of the United States, or as a member of the human race.

 
At 6:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I second Dana Quillman over Meserve. He has divided a progressive town, plunging it into political cannibalism. He has accomplished in Arcata what neocons are doing nationwide: neutering the progressive movement. He can't be that dumb, can he? I wonder about his true motivations.

 
At 6:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dana Quillman is married to Council Member Paul Pitino. If she were elected, itwould raise some serious Brown Act issues.

 
At 6:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Brown Act violation requires a meeting of three council members. Vote Dana in and Dave out and you solve the problem. Who else would meet with both Dana and Paul at the same time over, say, lunch?

My ticket is Stillman and Dana. Stillman has the brainy experience and Dana has the heart. Dana has gone on record opposing Stillman, which makes them a perfect balance in my book. They are two progressives who won't simply parrot the Local Solutions line of senselessness.

 
At 7:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is everything a conspiracy?

 
At 7:53 PM, Blogger Anon.R.mous said...

Is everything a conspiracy?

Only if you have too thin of tinfoil in your home.

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

Dana Quillman???? Are you out of your mind????

 
At 8:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, the City of Arcata's business could be decided by pillow talk? And that's ok by you?

 
At 9:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Dana Quillman is married to Council Member Paul Pitino. If she were elected, itwould raise some serious Brown Act issues.


Wrong. The Brown Act says a majority cant meet in secret to converse which is why local city councils and the Supervisors all appoint these 2-person subcommittees to spearhead the development or review of specific proposals. Unless Machi or Groves decide to spirit themselves off to Sumatra to reduce Arcatas council to 4 then 2 people aint a majority. The only thing different is then Pitino and Quillman couldn't do subcommittees with other people. Since these subcommittees get so little done anyway and cant take any action without full council review in public thats hardly a loss.

Since Harmony hasnt so much as sneezed on that council without asking Alex Stillmans permission its hard to say which pillow talk we should be more worried about. Dana has said publicly she doesnt agree with Paul on the homeless issue and other topics too.

 
At 9:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pillow talk and spousal disharmony? And we thought the Arctata City Council was a farce already.

 
At 9:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:15 is another conspiracy nut, unless 9:15 is bugging peoples' homes and tapping their phones. Now there's a conspiracy. Go back to Eureka you neocon.

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

Good Lord, Harmony's stalker has returned. Leave the poor woman alone.

 
At 5:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, any criticism of Harmony must be some evil plot, not that she manages to be completely devoid of any redeeming political acheivements without any help from me.

 
At 7:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You claim to know what Harmony does every moment of her life. How else would you know that Stillman (or whomever else lives in your conspiracy world) is controlling her brain? Take a step back and listen to yourself, and I don't mean the voices inside your head. Tell us something. What's the time-sharing arrangement between Stillman, Hoover, Arkley, Cobb and Sims? What's it like when they're wrestling over who gets to hold the remote control manipulating Harmony's brain?

Or maybe we should discuss the converse of your fantasy world. What's it like when Dave and Paul meet at their secret forest hideout with the Endeavor staff, Tad and the homeless brigade, scheming over how to bring even more of the nation's homeless to Arcata? I'd like to read that book. Might make a good movie. I see Wilford Brimley as Dave and William H. Macy as Paul.

 
At 7:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
You claim to know what Harmony does every moment of her life.


Nope. Just her lame behavior at public televised Council meetings. She pretends to be a Green but never steps out of line with the Stillman neolib Democrat party line, with the meaningless exception of voting for purely symbolic nonlocal resolutions. I could care less what she does with the rest of her so-called life. Once shes tossed out of office I wont care at all.

 
At 7:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Brown Act violation requires a meeting of three council members.

The Brown Act also prohibits 'serial meetings', which means Council members meeting in series. If Pitino and Quillman are both on Council, it would be safe to assume that they would talk business at home. If they spoke together on an issue and then either of them spoke with another Council member bout that issue, it would be a serial meeting and thus a Brown Act violation. Because of the strong appearance of a Brown Act conflict, they would both effectively be prevented from ever talking Council business with any other member, so neither of them could sit on any committees.

 
At 8:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Except with each other. And again these subcommittees get little done and have no authority.

 
At 8:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, 5:41.....AMEN!

 
At 8:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harmony listens to Stillman? I have more respect for her now. I thought she was another mindless Dave stooge who didn't know any better because she's so young. Stillman has done more for Arcata than 100 Daves combined.

 
At 8:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You got it all wrong. Dave is a carpenter, just like Jesus. All Stillman ever did was buy piece-o-sheeet houses and fix them up nice again making you wish you could move into the goddamn one she fixed next door because your own home is a POS, causing you to despise her because she makes you realize how crappy your own existence is. Damn her for giving a damn about Arcata! I want Dave. He cares about the boil on Bush's butt. That's more important to me than what's happening in my neighborhood.

 
At 9:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark Wheetley and Alex Stillman are the best choices for Arcata -- they're the only candidates who will focus on running the city in a responsible, business-like manner. Dave is a disaster, and if he's re-elected the fault will lay squarely in the laps of the people who have been complaining about his ridiculous agenda but didn't get off their rear-ends to vote him out of office.

 
At 9:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, you got it all wrong. Dave is an ideologue. We need people who realize the only local solution is to take a stand on national issues. Arcata doesn't need "improving." Take your house and move to McKinleyville. Arcata needs high density apartments. If you don't love Arcata, leave it.

 
At 9:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Harmony listens to Stillman? I have more respect for her now. I thought she was another mindless Dave stooge who didn't know any better because she's so young. Stillman has done more for Arcata than 100 Daves combined.


So being a mindless Stillman stooge is better than being a mindless Meserve stooge? Mindless either way. Stillman has a direct role in gentrification and artificial inflation of housing prices for her own private profit at our expense.

9:19 is correct in the sense that Stillman and Wheetley votes will be identical. Mark is a real nice guy who has voted against every new progressive idea (and no I dont mean those silly resolutions).

 
At 9:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, no. You the conspiracy nut think Harmony is a Stillman stooge. That's not been established. But if Harmony was going to listen to the opinion of someone (gee, what a strange idea for a council member, huh? Listening to people. Perish the thought!), yeah, Stillman is a bizillion times better than someone like Meserve who hasn't accomplished much of anything, except turning progressive Arcatans against one another. You'll have to explain to me how fixing up bunghole properties into nice places and renting them to college students equals gentrification (you see, I actually live next to a pair of these gentrified 20-year-olds you despise). Speak about something you know about next time. Property owner = evil is something only a penniless tin-foiler like yourself would dream up. And let's crucify her for not being a roach-loving landlord like 90% of the rest of the property owners in Arcata. Get a clue dude.

 
At 9:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

New progressive idea? Such as? If Wheetley voted against a Dave-Paul plan, thank goodness! They are not progressives anymore than a neocon is a republican. The fringe left is as bad as the fringe right. Dave and Paul do not represent the progressive movement. They give it a bad name.

 
At 11:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave's problem is that he doesn't realize that he's fringe. Now that the election is here, he's painting himself as a centrist to get votes. He really does believe in his heart of hearts that he's a democracy-loving progressive, not a fringe ideologue who places his own interests before those of the people he serves. Sorry 9:22, "ideologue" is not a compliment.

 
At 12:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://redwoodreality.blogspot.com/2006/09/public-service-announcement.html

http://www.humboldtsentinel.com/060106w.htm

http://humboldtlib.blogspot.com/2006/06/dump-your-garbage-now.html

a few harmonious highlights thanks to google:

"Her serpents tongue never stops flicking and her venomous lies drip down her puffy cheeks. She is trully one of the greatest threats to democracy in Arcata!"

"The novelty has quickly worn off, as have many of the campaign promises of Harmony Groves, who turned around in a few short months from voting in favor of public comment before 11:00 p.m. or midnight, to voting in favor of sending free speech time back into late night exile. Somehow public comment at a reasonable hour is a feat those revolutionaries in Eureka, Fortuna, Trinidad and the Board of Supervisors can manage, but in Arcata the public and the media are to be feared. Under the new reign of Groves the press box has been converted into an armed post, with the Chief of Police or one of his lieutenants on guard against excessive displays of freedom at all times of the meeting, whether the cop of choice actually have something to contribute to Council’s discussion or not.

Her betrayals of the public interest on police review (where her claim of conflicting interest appeared disingenuous), medical marijuana, services for the poor and independence from an overly-powerful City Manager may have bought her some friendships from conservative Democrats like Elizabeth Conner and Alex Stillman."

"Can Paul explain why Harmony Groves still claims to be a Green while she backs that enviro-despoiler Angeledes and refuses to support any Green candidates in any race, anywhere in this election cycle?"

 
At 1:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahh, so the conspiracy nut runs a circuit of all the local blogs. His infatuation with Harmony is quite scary.

 
At 2:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deny, deflect, defame, but never answer the questions raised. Groves record is shameful. This is analysis, not stalking. It is you who are stalking anyone who dares to criticize her.

 
At 2:43 PM, Blogger Anon.R.mous said...

Don't forget, our dear Harmony Groves Fanclub members thinks that I'm her boyfriend, or was her boyfriend.

http://www.humboldtsentinel.com/060519u.htm

AKA Nick Bravo.

Where does Anon fit into all of this? He has been a staunch defender of Harmony Groves, the HSU student running against me. He has over the years left me clues to his identity. I have never heard him claim or deny to be the person I think he is. Then again, since he is by nature Anon.r.mous I will never trully know who he is even if the evidence strongly suggests a particular person. In essence I'll naever know because they hide in the shadows like demons whilst I boldly throw myself into the light.

 
At 3:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is this boyfriend comment? I don't see it at that link.

 
At 4:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meserve is not so much an ideologue (an advocate of a particular ideology) as he is a demogague (a leader who makes use of popular prejudices and false claims to gain power).

And you, 9:22, don't seem to have a clue about what it takes to keep a city functional. Love Arcata "or leave it?" Come on. Who's going to make sure there's an infrastructure to support your high-density apartments? It sure as heck ain't Dave Meserve.

 
At 4:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 4:54 PM, Blogger Eric V. Kirk said...

"Her serpents tongue never stops flicking and her venomous lies drip down her puffy cheeks. She is trully one of the greatest threats to democracy in Arcata!"

Whoever wrote that is really creepy.

 
At 5:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

that one sounds like nick bravo to me.

 
At 7:48 PM, Anonymous Alex Stillman said...

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At 7:51 PM, Anonymous Harmony Groves said...

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At 10:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just put up a subject like "Local Control" and see the nut jobs rise to the surface!

 
At 11:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You folks have become a bit wierd? And rude.

Although it may be funny to you ....... it's not.

 
At 11:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not funny. Fred should nip this looney before he really hurts someone.

 
At 7:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well this is what happens if the seriously bad decisions in office from Harmony Groves comes up, one of her little Internet trolls starts this self-vicimization trip, then her defenders accuse themselves of stalking, then we all get distracted from Harmony's atrocious voting record.

 
At 7:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fred, glad you deleted the crap !

 
At 7:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Harmony, and admire her for not just voring the "party" line. She's shown signs of being able to think for herself.

 
At 8:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, 7:27, *you*, Harmony's stalker, come and stir stuff up. Someone else in this thread already demonstrated that you troll all the local blogs, turning any discussion into your Harmony love-hate fest. Just propose to her, get rejected and move on and out of this county. Oh wait, you already did leave.

 
At 7:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Joan contributed just to make sure Paul has a back up.

 
At 8:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take our DA, P-l-e-a-s-e!

 
At 3:29 PM, Blogger Anon.R.mous said...

Anonymous said...

Where is this boyfriend comment? I don't see it at that link.

3:54 PM



This "post" was spammed in quite a few blogs.

Anon.R.mous is non other than friend and synchophant of Harmony Groves, Drew.

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=30797431

He's also the one who relentlessly hounded nick bravo on the now defunct Humboldt Forums.

One has to wonder just how deeply involved in Arcata politics this jughead is. I reckon he's one of those that is expert at criticizing people and pointing out problems but he is completely inept when it comes to solving problems.
# posted by Anonymous : 6/28/2006 03:26:26 PM

 
At 8:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the fast over, Anon.r.mous?

 
At 8:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yougofree.com (Jeffery Swartz) is not as stupid as he looks (and he looks pretty stupid). On his blog he doesn't take anonymous comments ........... he, unlike others, would be torn to shreds.

 
At 1:46 PM, Blogger Anon.R.mous said...

Anonymous said...

Is the fast over, Anon.r.mous?


Yeap! I only did it for one week.

 
At 4:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What did you crave most?

 
At 8:03 PM, Blogger Anon.R.mous said...

Anonymous said...

What did you crave most?


You know, it's odd, you stop feeling hungry after awhile.

 
At 10:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah.

The nutjobs are still at the courthouse - or is it a new batch?

 
At 2:27 PM, Blogger Anon.R.mous said...

I think they are still doing 12 hour "fasts"

 
At 4:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone can do that! This whole protest at the courthouse thing is getting old and tired. A new batch of loonies every week. Ellie Bowman, Women in Black, who cares anymore.

 
At 10:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do.

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

I don't

 
At 3:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i dom't............ just don't elect anyone belonging to the R.C.A.A. . They are funded by the U.S. bringing more criminals fresh out of prison into , Eureka all in the name of recovery 'cause nobody else wants them . DO NOT ELECT ANYONE WHO WORKS FOR THIS FIRM . ENOUGH IS ENOUGH ! LIEVALLEE , IS THE 5th HIGHEST PAID JERK WHO WORKS FOR THEM ! OUST ,"NEEDLE NEELY" TOO . NO MORE HELP FOR JUNKIES !!!!!!!

 

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