Friday, October 24, 2008

Re- electing The Problem

I found this editorial in today's Santa Rosa Press- Democrat rather odd. They go on about how disfunctional Califorina government is. Then they endorse candidates who have been part of that problem.


At 4:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why haven't we seen this before:

Election Campaign News: Municipal Water District, Division One Board

Like Water For Chocolate: Water Board Candidate Stephen Davies To Host Fundraiser In Defiance Of Measure T

Davies also refutes Journal’s fact errors regarding him and his opponent

Despite the demands of his opponent, Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, to force candidates to follow the unconstitutional Measure T, which was enjoined in federal court last month, Eureka Water Board candidate Stephen Davies plans to accept a non-local campaign contribution -- chocolate.

On next Friday (October 24) between 4 and 6 at Has Beans Cafe in Old Town Eureka, the Friends of Stephen Davies is inviting supporters to a water and chocolate tasting fundraiser, which will include chocolate donated by a popular chocolate manufacturer from San Francisco.

“How better to demonstrate the overbearing nature of Kaitlin’s poorly drafted Measure T than to accept this small, non-monetary donation from a non-local corporation,” Davies said. “My supporters and I will savor the sweet taste of victory over Measure T and gratefully accept this offer of corporate chocolate, in defiance of Kaitlin’s demands for candidates to follow an overturned and poorly-drafted law.”

The “Blind Water Taste Testing” fundraiser will also feature a sampling of local Eureka tap water -- fluoride included -- in competition with brand-named bottled water. Davies hopes this contest will demonstrate the high quality of local water resources, as well as the need to take the “Drink Local” campaign to the next level.

“With the reduced demand from Evergreen, local ratepayers who have seen skyrocketing water bills during Kaitlin’s term of office will likely see even bigger increases, with our seniors and limited income residents hardest hit,” Davies said. “While the ‘Drink Local’ campaign is appreciated, the Water District must take proactive action to bring this campaign to the next level. We need to attract local industry here to keep up our level of commercial water usage and prevent a spike in water rates for working families. There’s no reason to buy imported bottled water when we should be bottling our own, which would also provide local living wage jobs in these tough economic times.”

The Davies campaign also took the opportunity to refute the fact errors evident in the North Coast Journal issue of October 16. Specifically, Davies refutes the allegation that Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap was in any way endorsed by the Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee, which is prohibited in its bylaws from endorsing Green Party members such as Sopoci-Belknap. Also, Davies refutes the allegation that he had never attended any meetings of the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District’s board prior to last week -- in fact, Davies was in attendance at the quagga mussel infestation hearing the board held last month. More importantly, Davies has taken the time to review all board meeting minutes since 2005 and was also briefed by district general manager Carol Riche on the operations of the district well before the Journal article came out.

“With my real world experience in hydro and morphological engineering aspects of watercourse diversion and Department of Fish and Game Watercourse Protection, as well as advanced training in underwater scientific research, I believe my qualifications compared to those of my opponent speak louder than any hit piece,” Davies said. “It’s unfortunate to see the Journal resort to such blatantly misleading tactics to prop up my opponent, especially given the lead story in the Times-Standard last week which exposes how the Green Party has gone into a steep decline under the intolerant leadership of Kaitlin and her boyfriend David Cobb.”

For more information on the Davies campaign, please call 496-9666 or visit his website at

Help elect Stephen T. Davies to the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District, Division One in this November's elections by donating to the campaign now: click this link: to donate to the Friends of STD campaign fund. Checks can be made payable to Friends of Stephen T. Davies and sent to P.O.B. 319, Eureka, CA 9

At 8:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A friendly suggestion for the previous poster: Edit out any unneeded words. A shorter piece will make for a larger audience.

At 10:11 AM, Blogger Fred said...

Indeed. The less words, the more people that will end up reading it, or at least reading the whole thing.

At 10:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why haven't we seen this? Because the local media is too busy sucking up to Kaitlin & David, that's why.

The Eureka Reporter hasn't even covered this race, and it's a week and two days until the election. Incredible!

At 10:23 AM, Blogger Fred said...

The T-S covered the Davies vs. S-B race, mentioning it at least a few times. Most recent story is here:

If you do a search of the Eureka Reporter site, you'll see there's been mention of the race a few times.

At 8:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Eureka Reporter endorsed Stephen Davies this weekend, great news!

At 8:30 AM, Blogger Fred said...

And I voted for Kaitlin S-B!


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