Mike Dronkers / Wednesday, April 3 @ 11:21 a.m. / Politics
Your move, general public. That is, if you want campaign finance reform.
Citing a lack of public interest, the Humboldt County board of Supervisors kicked local Campaign Finance Reform back into your court.
That's not to say they didn't have any public input whatsoever. The County's Open Humboldt forum had 12 comments on the issue, but apparently that's not enough to get the discussion started.
This doesn't sit well with former Eureka city councilmember Chris Kerrigan, who called into KHUM this morning.
Supervisor Mark Lovelace called in shortly after to color in some of the details.
Lovelace explained that it's a complicated topic that could appear self-serving. He talked about why the board wasn't necessarily recusing itself from this discussion, who might stand to lose the most from Campaign Finance reform, and how citizens can make their views known to the board. (Hint: it's really easy.)
Cliff Berkowitz / Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 @ 9:01 a.m. / Politics
Martin Short on David Letterman Monday Night.
Mike Dronkers / Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 @ 11:15 a.m. / Politics
From the Christian Science Monitor:
...another term political pros use for determinedly undecided voters is “low-information voters”. (SNL gets to that too.) Most of them do not follow politics at all closely and have little to go on to make their electoral decision, as hard as that may be for news junkies to understand.
A recent NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll took a deeper look at the undecided voters in three battleground states, for instance, and concluded that “these are voters who simply aren’t paying attention.”
Enjoy the debates!
Andy Caffrey is the only Humboldt resident running for Congress. In addition to strong global action on the environmental front, his local views look, in part, like this:
"Up here, the future economy lies in the post-prohibition of cannabis, both medicinally and recreationally. I’m one of the main organizers of the project to incorporate Garberville and most of the rest of southern Humboldt into its own city, Emerald City so that we can write our own cannabis regulations and build our Ecotopia.
"I’m also a Proposition 215 patient myself and will tenaciously take on the federal lifestyle overlords on the floor of the House for our rights to be well and for full cannabis/hemp legalization. Not one more day in prison for any nonviolent marijuana usage!"
Listen to the full interview to:
• hear his thoughts on hippies,
• why he's going to win, and
• who he thinks the worst Humboldt county supervisor is.
At about 31:14 into the interview, he alludes to to a competitor's campaign graphic, posted below for your inspection:
Mike Dronkers / Monday, May 7, 2012 @ 10:46 a.m. / Politics
Candidate Larry Fritzlan will be live at 11am today. Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
From his website:
Larry Fritzlan grew up in the Midwest. He moved to Marin County, California in 1975 and has been a Marin homeowner since 1987. He is married and has one son and two grandchildren. Larry’s passion to create a better world for his grandchildren has prompted his work to promote political, economic and environmental change and to run for U.S. Congress.