Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Eureka In Top Ten?

Who'd a thunk it? It's hard for me to imagine Eureka being in the top ten of U.S. travel destinations. I guess I forget how much in awe of the place I was when I moved up here in '73.

Still; I can't help but wonder if these TripAdvisor guys get paid to give you a rating.

18 Comments:

At 9:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a joke... maybe we'll move in to the top 5 when we get our beloved home depot on the bay.

woo hoo!

 
At 9:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We can have this designation for real, it just takes some imagination, and "seeing" what we can offer, not just looking at what we take for granted...

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

I've been to five of the 10 locations and I don't see how Eureka got included. With all the bums, the meth heads, the Broadway traffic, and the trash. It must be the marijuana?

 
At 12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Maybe the reporter looked past the trash and transient problems and saw the lasting beauty underneath. The wonderful architecture of our houses. The decent, honest people, of whom there are many. The natural beauty of the land and water and sky.

 
At 1:12 PM, Blogger Fred said...

Or maybe the reporter met me? :-)

 
At 3:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reporter must be referring to the 1% of old growth redwoods that are left on the planet. Most of those are easily commutable from Eureka. Can you imagine how beautiful Eureka was before the white savages came and destroyed it? Skyscrapers of nature, right up to the bay!

 
At 4:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:00PM and Fred you're both all WET!

 
At 5:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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another Anonymous writer wrote: "...Can you imagine how beautiful Eureka was before the white savages came and destroyed it?..."

I respond:

Who were your ancestors?

Which parts of the world did your ancestors beautify (or despoil) as they moved from Mother Africa to Eureka, California?

How did you get here?

By the way, cousin, we are all related, one to the other. Referring to other people's ancestors as "savages" is a good way to start a stupid and unnecessary fight.
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At 11:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

White people are pieces of trash, look at how they have ravaged the world! Africa, South America, North America, the South Pacific. Everywhere whites went where the people lived in harmony with nature, they destroyed. All you need to do is take a long hike in Redwood N.P. and think about Eureka before the white scourge put a flag on it. We all are related, all of nature is related! Expand your mind white boy. Eureka was a paradise! Some travel magazine tries to say Eureka is in the top 10... Yeah, some moldy decrepit tweaker houses. Thats what I want to see, A white persons Baltimore! People travel here to see what's left of the Redwoods, face it.

 
At 8:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:29 So mister unwhite person just what are doing here to make life and the environment a better place? Ranting and calling folks names does'nt seem to be a particularly cerebral and productive thing to do... give us an example of what wonderful things you contribute to Humboldt County.

 
At 9:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Our anti-white ranter (who, by the way, might easily be white himself or herself) says: "...Everywhere whites went where the people lived in harmony with nature, they destroyed..."

This is a dreamy view of a world that exists mainly in the minds of college and university freshmen, sophomores, and professors.

People everywhere use the resources that are available and sometimes they use too much to sustain long-term settlement. The Anasazi Civilization comes to mind. It lasted hundreds of years on this continent before disappearing for reasons unknown, centuries before "whites" came to their territories.

Not only that, but in the current day, people are being told a lot of lies about how peaceful all indigenous people are and were. The truth is harder to handle, but Truth is that tribes everywhere in the world fight against each other for resources, or for religion, or even for "fun." North American tribes engaged in tribal warfare long before European inflences were felt here. They also engaged in tortures against their enemies as terrifying as any known in modern times.

(I don't know enough about local tribes to be sure whether they were as peaceful and benign as I have heard.)

Here is a suggestion: "Research before Ranting."

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At 10:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, just do your research. The local tribes fought fiercely. The U.S. soldiers at Fort Humboldt spent much of their time seperating warring tribes from killing each other. Research the "Cristmas Prairie" battle between local tribes. People are people. Oh, by the way, the local Yurok and Hupa's used to log redwoods too.

That's it. All European descent residents must go back to their homeland NOW! Starting with the anti-white writer. You are undoubtedly of mixed blood. Make room for my family in Scotland. Or on the plains of Oklahoma with the Osage people. I can't decide which. Two places where warring never ever occured. A peaceable people who never ever used the natural resources to survive.

What a useless argument.

 
At 1:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see I have raised your blood pressure whitey! Its good to see your supremacist psychology show through on the internet. Yes, Natives warred. But did Natives have conscript armies? Indentured servants? Slaves? No. No. And no.

You bring up the Anasazi, a culture that knew the world was round when Europe was burning witches. Present day Mexico City was the site of the largest cleanest city in the world when the spanish came and massacred the people. This was during a time when whites would throw their feces out on the streets, little suprise they incurred the plague! In fact, it was the whites own filth and desease that they brought over to kill the Natives. If whites knew how to properly wipe their own asses, the Natives would have so outnumbered the white horde that they would stand no chance.

I encourage people to look up history, and the crimes of genocide perpetrated upon the Natives. One look only across the bay from old town to find the white persons legacy. So be a proud whitey. Yes, its your burden to 'civilize' the world. You are a great race. Virtually no corner of the world has been safe from your grasp!

 
At 2:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your incredible rage is not helping anything or anyone to construct an integration of values and goals to make our world a better place. I ask again, "what are you doing to make a difference"? If all you can do is rant and make a voice that has an effect of being distructive, then are you on a better level than those you accuse of being destroyers? You are using the technologies that are a part of this civilization with expertise, and to broadcast your view. This culture such as it is, is your world. Would you like to go back to the days of living with nature and all of the perils that it demanded. I suspect that you are throughly content to drive cars, shop at stores and live in a society of technical achievements. Again, I ask what are you doing personally to make a constructive difference in todays world.

 
At 3:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I do is none of your concern and off the point. I help Natives. What do you do? My guess is your an artist. Am I right? Go tinker with your wooden boats and your shitty oil paintings. How does that contribute to society?

None of the 'white' acheivements would have been possible without the rape and pillaging of native lands across the globe. Back to the original discussion, nobody in their right mind would find Eureka a top 10 attraction in the U.S. People come here to see the Redwoods. A giant old growth probably existed where you sit your fat white ass down right now! 99% of it is gone, thanks to the white man. Like it or not, hate your own race or not, whitey came to this paradise and robbed it of its true wealth. What replaced it? A big shithole of a town, that has been dying ever since the whites started running out of paradise to ravage. Your race is disgusting, and I sure as shit will tell it like it is!

 
At 5:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

your mouth defines what "you are"

 
At 5:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah......Right! Top ten places is Eureka for ummmmm , homeless , junkies, free handouts , vagrants , help for white trash and help for other scum bags . So , your right it is one of the top ten .Guess we all should thank , Bass and Lavallee .

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

The white savages ? Sounds like the rant of a racist pig!

 

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