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MCT: Thursday, February 14, 2019

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PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN will continue across the area through today. A colder airmass is expected to move over the region late today, which will lower temperatures and snow levels. Rain and snow showers are forecast to continue through the weekend. (National Weather Service)

WINTER STORM WARNING: Colder air will spread across the region Thursday afternoon through the weekend. As that occurs, numerous showers will develop over northwest California, favoring heavy snowfall for elevations above 2500 feet in Trinity, northeast Mendocino, and interior Humboldt and Del Norte Counties.

FLOOD WATCH: Widespread rain will return tonight which will result in continued rises on main stem rivers. Some rivers are currently forecast to reach monitor or flood stage or more. If you have interests near these rivers, now is the time to complete preparations for the potential for river flooding. River forecasts will continue to be updated overnight at

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Highway 128 and 1 predicted to flood Wednesday thru Friday Update as of 3 PM Wednesday

The NWS Navarro gauge chart shows the river level peaked at 12:30 PM at 19.03 feet Wednesday afternoon and was receding. That crest came about six hours earlier than yesterday's prediction, and reached a 4 ft. lower level.

The updated forecast chart later in the afternoon showed the river level passing the 23.0 foot flood crest point at 3 AM Thursday morning (Feb. 14) instead of 6 PM Wednesday night, and reaching a peak crest of 32.8 ft. at noon Thursday, then receding below the 23 foot mark at about 11 PM Thursday night.

The upshot is that Highway 128 will be closed sometime Wednesday night/Thursday morning before it reaches 23.0 ft., and probably will stay closed until the middle of the day Friday.

However, given that Tuesday's forecast was too high and too early, it's very possible that the next peak will not be as high as predicted, and may come earlier. In that case it's possible that Highway 128 could be cleared up sooner than predicted, maybe allowing the highway to reopen late Thursday night. But I wouldn't bet on it.

It's also a sure bet that Highway 1 will be closed at the Garcia River some time Wednesday night until Friday. Local residents can choose to take alternate routes through Comptche and Flynn Creek Road or via the Greenwood Philo Road from south of the Navarro. Hwy. 20 is also an option to reach Hwy. 101, provided it isn't closed by downed trees or slides.

High winds forecast overnight Wednesday into Thursday combined with saturated soils suggest that power outages are likely on the coast.

You can check the Caltrans website for highway conditions at

However the website often lags several hours behind real-time conditions.

You can view the NWS forecast web page for the Navarro River Gauge at

(Nick Wilson)

ED NOTE: As of about 11pm Wednesday night, the peak level is predicted to be higher (33 feet!/“major” flooding) but delayed by a few hours from previous forecasts to early afternoon on Thursday, then dropping back to below flood stage almost as quickly as it went up.

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CHP NOTICE HIGHWAY 175, Feb. 13, 2019, 3pm: Highway 175 between Milemarker 0 and milemarker 1 in Hopland is closed due to flooding.

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A DOWNED POWER LINE about six miles east of Boonville closed 253 this morning for about an hour. Otherwise and elsewhere, the creeks rose, the crows cawed, trees fell, wind blew, power went out for whole neighborhoods, and the rain came down much of the day Tuesday and came down harder Wednesday night.

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THE BOONVILLE SCHOOLS are running at a big deficit approaching $700,000. Three senior teachers have gallantly agreed to take early retirements to spare younger colleagues, which will barely reduce the red ink flow. The school board is also running at a deficit, suffering yet another resignation, this one from Kristy Hotchkiss who was recently hospitalized with heart problems. Ms. H is under doctor's orders to take it easy. Craig Walker, formerly Anderson Valley's resident deputy, has also resigned because he moved permanently to the Bay Area to take a job with the Moraga Police Department. The school board now consists of Dick Browning and Saiorse Byrne, meaning a body short of a legal quorum. Interim school superintendent Michael Warych recently called meeting of all staff to break the bad budget news, a combination of decreasing enrollment and over-staffing.

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JUST IN: Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director of the FBI, recounted a Justice Department plot to remove Donald Trump from office in a television interview that will air Sunday. Previewing the next episode of '60 Minutes,' Scott Pelley, a correspondent for CBS, said Thursday that McCabe told him about a plan to approach the Vice President of the United States and ask him to invoke the 25th Amendment. 'There were meetings at the Justice Department in which it was discussed whether the vice president and a majority of the Cabinet could be brought together to remove the president of the United States under the 25th Amendment,' Pelley reported on CBS 'This Morning' on Thursday. 

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ROHNERT PARK TO PAY $1.2 mil in illegal search case

The city of Rohnert Park agreed Tuesday to pay $1.2 million to cover legal fees and money a jury awarded to a Rohnert Park family in a case in which it concluded three officers violated the family’s rights during a 2014 warrantless home search, according to documents filed in a San Francisco federal court. The bulk of the money will go to pay the family’s attorney fees.

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The Anderson Valley Museum (in the Little Red Schoolhouse just north of Boonville) has several extra yearbooks from the 1920's-1950's.

If you would like to have a yearbook from those years, PM me (Sherry Hansen). Great memories abound!

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VALENTINE’S DAY LOVE QUIZ in Boonville tonight (Thursday): Yes, Valentine’s Day, February 14, is also the second Thursday of the month. So this week we’ll have a special 'Love, General Knowledge, and Trivia' Quiz at Lauren’s Restaurant in Boonville. The questions, hugs, and kisses begin at 7pm prompt.

Hope to see you there. — Steve Sparks, Quizmaster

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(Photo by Harvey Reading)

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THE APPEAL OF BILL MOORES (see below), the unpopular Irish Beach Developer who wants a bunch of planning and zoning changes to several properties in Irish Beach where he owns most of the undeveloped parcels, is on the Supervisors agenda on March 19. The Planning Department/Commission has recommended denial of most of his application (except for his proposed re-zone of some forestland on the perimeter of Irish Beach which, Planning Staff said, could be logged without the rezone anyway). It should be interesting to see how our two new Supervisors, Ted Williams (whose Fifth District Moores’ development is in) and John Haschak, deal with the Moores appeal. It will also be interesting to see of Moores implies or directly threatens to file suit if his application is denied, as expected.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors at their regular meeting on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 9:00 a.m., to be held in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 501 Low Gap Road, Ukiah, California, will conduct a public hearing on the following projects that include proposed General Plan amendments and the Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration for Case No. GP_2014-0002/R_2014-0003 at the time listed or as soon thereafter as the item(s) may be heard:

  1. CASE#: GP_2014-0002/R_2014-0003

DATE FILED: 9/19/2014



REQUEST: General Plan Amendment to change 8.33± acres (portion of APNs: 046-070-26, -27, -28) from Rural Residential * 5 acre minimum with a Flood Plain combining district (RR-5:FP) to Rural Community with a Flood Plain combining district (RC:FP) and Rezone 12.01± acres (APNs: 046-070-26, -27, -28) from Rural Residential * 5 acre minimum with a Flood Plain combining district (RR-5:FP) and Rural Community with a Flood Plain combining district (RC:FP) to General Commercial * with Contract Rezone and Flood Plain combining districts (C-2:CR[FP]).

LOCATION: 1.0± mile southeast of Philo, lying on the southwest side of Highway 128, 1000± feet north of its intersection with Indian Creek Road (CR 129). Located at 8800 Highway 128, Philo (APNs: 046-070-26, -27, & -28).

ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINATION: Mitigated Negative Declaration


PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: The Planning Commission, at their July 19, 2018 meeting, recommended approval of the Project to the Board of Supervisors and adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration.

  1. CASE#: GP_2006-0008/R_2006-0012

DATE FILED: 1/1/2011



REQUEST: Amendment to the Coastal Land Use Map and Coastal and Inland Zoning Maps for the following General Plan Classifications and Zoning Districts: Coastal Zone General Plan Amendments: RL160 2C to RR5:PD [RR1:PD] and C:PD; RR5:PD [RR1:PD] to RR5:PD [RR2:PD]; RL160 to RL1602C/FL160; and changes to Urban/Rural Boundary. Coastal Rezone from: RL160:FP2C to RR5:PD:FP [RR1:PD:FP] and C:PD; RR5:PD [RR1:PD] to RR5:PD [RR2:PD]; FL160 to TP160; RL160 to TP160; RL160 to RL160:2C/TP. Inland: Rezone from RL160 to TP160.

LOCATION: Within the Coastal Zone, between 3 and 4± miles north of Manchester, consisting of property on either side of Hwy. 1, within the general region of the Irish Beach Subdivision; Multiple Addresses assigned (APNs: 131-110-04, -07, -16, -17, -36, 132-210-37, -38, -39, -40, -41, 132-320-06, -07, -24, -26, -27, -42, -43, & -45).



PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: The Planning Commission, at their November 27, 2018, meeting, recommended approval of the rezoning of certain properties to Timberland Production Zone, and recommended denial of the rest of the request.

The staff reports, notices, and the Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration for Case No. GP_2014-0002/R_2014-0003 will be available for public review from February 26, 2019, to March 18, 2019 at 860 North Bush Street, Ukiah, California and on the Department of Planning and Building Services website at:

Your comments regarding the above project(s) and/or the Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration for Case No. GP_2014-0002/R_2014-0003 are invited. Written comments should be submitted to the Department of Planning and Building Services Commission Staff, at 860 North Bush Street, Ukiah, California, 95482, no later than Monday, March 18, 2019. Oral comments may be presented to the Board of Supervisors during the public hearing.

The Board of Supervisors action shall be final. If you challenge the project in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Department of Planning and Building Services/Board of Supervisors at, or prior to, the public hearing. All persons are invited to appear and present testimony in this matter.

Additional information regarding the above noted item(s) may be obtained by calling the Department of Planning and Building Services at 234-6650, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Should you desire notification of the Board’s decision you may do so by requesting notification in writing and providing a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Department of Planning and Building Services.

BRENT SCHULTZ, Director of Planning and Building Services

Published 2/20/2019

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A FRIEND WRITES: "My dad was a cook in the Coast Guard in WWII. He spent a lot of time on the west coast, much of it in the greater Santa Cruz region. This, of course, meant the peninsula and all those lonely service wives were waiting just over the hill. My dad told me their motto was, "In the barrooms and the bedrooms, it's the Coast Guard two to one!" I have never found another old Coasty who knew of that slogan."

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CATCH OF THE DAY, February 13, 2019

Brown, Childress, McGee

DAVID BROWN, Lakeport/Covelo. Disorderly conduct-alcohol.

ANGELA CHILDRESS, Ukiah. Fugitive from justice.

MICHAEL MCGEE, Ukiah. Disobeying court order, failure to appear.

Pocza, Sanchez, Silva

JOHN POCZA, Springfield, Oregon/Ukiah. Vandalism, failure to appear.

JORGE SANCHEZ, Fort Bragg. Witness intimidation.

MANUEL SILVA, Willits. Suspended license, paraphernalia, probation revocation.

Stemple, Thrilkill, Zamora

ANNA STEMPLE, Willits. Failure to appear.

MIKAYLA THRILKILL, Willits. Suspended license, disobeying court order.

FRANCISCO ZAMORA, Ukiah. Probation revocation.

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WILDLIFE FILM FEST--Opening films on Feb. 22

The first of five Friday evenings of live music and notable films from the International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula, Montana will begin Friday, February 22, at the Ukiah Civic Center, 300 Seminary Avenue. Festivities will start at 6:15 p.m. with Bob Laughton’s lively Celtic folk music.Opening night screenings will begin at 7 p.m. featuring films portraying the importance of three iconic keystone species and citizen efforts to support them: "The Beaver Believers," "Canis Lupus Colorado," and "Drive Them Buffalo."

Tickets for the Wildlife Film Festival are available at Mendocino Book Co. or at the door. Series tickets are $45 and individual tickets are a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for children. Films are appropriate for older children, but parental discretion is recommended.

For a full program of the film series and more information about Redwood Valley Outdoor Education Project (RVOEP), a special program of the Ukiah Unified School District that the film series supports, visit its website,

For further inquiries, contact Maureen Taylor, RVOEP Education Coordinator, at 489-0227.

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Since moving to Healdsburg in 1998, I’ve heard people complain that the majority of our businesses cater to the tourist dollar and not to the needs of our residents. That issue has progressed to the point that downtown is now filled with elegant shops, hotels, tasting rooms and galleries, all offering numerous ways to drop a thousand dollars in an afternoon.

The city is currently debating a permit request for a 230-seat restaurant on the Plaza. Obviously a project this size will further impact parking, congestion, noise and the tempers of those trying to reach downtown. More is not always better. Are we going to love Healdsburg to death and lose what attracted us here in the first place?

Unfortunately, there is no turning back the clock. We are a huge tourist destination, with all the positive and negative aspects that go with it. It is time we paid attention to what is needed to keep Healdsburg healthy, vibrant and growing in a way that is inclusive.

Maggie Medeiros


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“This stuff is really sad,” she wrote on Twitter, “The GOP is so intellectually bankrupt that they no longer engage to debate issues in good faith”

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And, all the while, we have an choir of soi disant intellectuals bellowing about fascism resurging. But, lest we forget, this beastly thing had roots in the same squalor, and those tootling that particular tune are as much on the wrong song-sheet as those singing about socialism.

If what’s afoot out there in Deplorable-land is an expression of the dire necessity of re-localization, that being the re-shaping of community and economy on a more geographically constrained level, this one thing would be the opposite to what the fascists of a life-time ago were fighting for. Hitler was all about lebensraum – “empire” to you and me – and so was Mussolini and so was Hirohito.

But fascistic expansionism isn’t what we’ve got taking shape now, at least, in my humble opinion. The daily brawls in Washington are in part the reflection of a large contingent in the American polity that want to reclaim control over what happens to them, opposing the borderless world of free movement of money and people that suits the upper economic strata.

But Washington is just show biz, the actors there at the beck and call of the donor class, that handful of people and businesses that coughed up a billion or so for the 2016 campaign to both Republican and Democrat.

And, as sure as we sit here, the agenda of the donor class ain’t the Deplorable agenda. The reconfiguration of life will either come with the founding of political parties not in the pockets of the Davos people, or it comes outside the political and institutional apparatus of the country altogether. The former might be preferable to the latter.

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12: Charles Darwin’s Birthday

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REINHARDT'S BURIAL, 1953 (age 43)

23 January 1910 – 16 May 1953

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If you are angered by, or deprecate, the SMART train, and mass transit in general, I think maybe you never tried using it.

The other day, when the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge was shut down, causing massive traffic headaches, my wife and I took Golden Gate Transit’s No. 101 bus from Petaluma to our son’s flat in San Francisco. We smiled as we zoomed past all the mired vehicles on our way home in comfort on Golden Gate Transit’s No. 54 and SMART. Time spent for each ride? Ninety minutes. Cost? Ten dollars for each round trip. And the whole thing was accomplished by tapping one universally accepted Clipper Card, which can be refilled automatically.

Drivers tend to get angry about their plight and blame it on everyone else — cyclists, walkers, runners, not enough roads. They get crazy with anxiety and perform dangerous maneuvers to get nowhere fast, when the actual problem is the cars they insist on driving.

There is no amount of gravel and concrete that solves this. It’s unsustainable. The obvious solution is mass transit. Before you knock it, try it. The Bay Area has you covered.

Bob Marketos


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I am seventy-five years old. I have been diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Congestive heart failure is a terminal disease. It's what got my father and my mother. My younger brother died of heart disease, too. Unsymptomatic, until he took his last nap.

I am dying. And like most who do so, I am occupied with crowds and swirls of memory. Scenes from my life. And fragments, pieces of larger scenes now mostly forgotten. Feeding quarters that brought television to a tiny screen in a chair at a bus station somewhere; flying in a friend's Piper Cub out to Shelter Cove, having lunch; buying a shirt and arguing with my second wife over what color; catching a salmon at Wild River. This begins every day as soon as I'm conscious.

I expect that versions of this happen to each of us as we remember our past and go off to our doctors or the pharmacy, in my case with assistance from my caring kids or a cab when their schedules prevent it. If we have time. For some, there is that Chevy rounding the curb, its driver distracted by texting. Maybe a plane crash, a bit of steak caught in the throat. A stray gunshot. I am, in a way, lucky. Or maybe I'm not. I'm confused.

In my case, I remember the diamonds. Pitching a no-hitter. Seeing my child in the arms of a nurse right after her birth. A birthday cake. It is all a confusing swirl, the good and the bad. So I am confused.

A caring lover who has worked with hospice and who knows my condition has recommended that I get on their radar. Their doing this would doubtless aid my approaching . . . um . . . transition for both me and my family, who can make use of their help, as most can. I am trying to make this happen, and it has become it's own preview of hell. I spend hours each day talking to doctors, telling the same story again and again. I get even more confused than I already am.

Trying to get what's left of my mind off of all of this, I turn on the news. The Orange One again, filling our screens. As appalling as trying to get hospice involved with my dying. As absurd. Surprisingly, hospice seems as clumsy with doing this as the Orange One is doing that. Or maybe it's just me. And this is fitting, I suppose. But as the light slowly fades, as the cliche would have it, the largest diamond of all starts to sparkle: the lampposts, the ticking. And I must say, at last. I am doing my damndest to be prepared. And, looking at the news again, I remember the diamonds and say to the empty room, Let's do it.

(Bruce Brady)


  1. Eric Sunswheat February 14, 2019

    RE: If the person is really agitated, doctors might give them a benzodiazepine to calm down, or even an anti-psychotic. Otherwise, the treatment is just waiting 12 to 16 hours for the meth to wear off. No more psychosis.

    “Their thoughts are more organized, they’re able to maintain adequate clothing. They’re eating, they’re communicating,” Nigusse Bland says. “The improvement in the person is rather dramatic because it happens so quickly.”

    ‘Meth causes people to act completely insane’

    —- >. At the Mendocino County Jail, meth overdose treatment was a beating and a strait jacket, with a 4 year coverup of the video, that chronicled death of Steve Neuroth, claimed as suicide by law enforcement coroner and district attorney running for re-election, not as organized crime hit cartel dosed victim targeted by drug prostitution gang, for his Pavlovian like love for one woman involved, to which he gave everything.

    • Bruce Anderson February 14, 2019

      To Eric Sunswheat:

      Neuroth was not beaten in the County Jail. The video was played in court. It shows a prolonged struggle to get him into restraints, not maltreatment. “Drug/Prostitution Gang”? Names!

      • james marmon February 14, 2019

        With meth in his system and the psychotic state he was in, no PHF would have taken him. Drug induced psychosis requires medical detox. He should have been kept in restraints in the Emergency Room where they could have kept him alive. According to Allman and the Measure B committee a drug/alcohol medical detox facility is the last thing Mental-cino County needs.

        James Marmon MSW
        Former Substance Abuse Counselor
        Juvenile Drug Court
        Mendocino County Superior Court

        • james marmon February 14, 2019

          Patients will not be admitted to the PHF when medical clearance screening determines that:

          1. Medical problems are the primary cause of the behavioral disturbance.

          2. Substance use is the primary diagnosis and/or would be the major focus of treatment. While the PHF may admit patients with substance use issues as a secondary or contributing factor, the patient cannot be actively experiencing substance withdrawal or detoxification that is too complex to be safely managed at the PHF.

      • Lazarus February 14, 2019

        Several MD’s I’ve spoken to about this issue say, it was a simple meth OD. The problem was it was not treated as such, and the guy died…
        As always,

      • Eric Sunswheat February 15, 2019

        To B. Anderson: The social paradigm is the problem, which results in mass incarceration as punishment, instead of addressing root causes of inequity and parity, for growth and enjoyment.

        Enrolling in a witness protection program, for instance sheltered at Hoyle’s proverbial chalet in Potter Valley, is not a viable remedy to rout out all the drug gangs and prostitution rings, when a New Green Deal can provide Omega 3 rich foods in a comprehensive strategy for jobs and safer fun. Replant roadside walnut trees.

  2. Betsy Cawn February 14, 2019

    Mr. Brady, thank you for your thoughtful and thought-provoking contributions. Taking one’s leave of this vale of tears is bittersweet, but I hope the journey is a peaceful release into the unknowable vastness. Pax vobiscum.

  3. Harvey Reading February 14, 2019

    I used to pick up 5-lb. blocks of medium cheddar (sharp is too crumbly for our purposes) cheese for Diamond and me from a particular refrigerated bin at Walmart. The bin was one of those open affairs that you reach down into for retrieval of the item you want. They have since relocated the cheese to another cooler in the store. But, at the original location, there was a mirror built into the interior of each end of the bin. Why they had mirrors I do not know. Maybe it was to direct reflected light on the products in the bin; maybe it was to make the bin look longer, thus giving the impression that it was filled with even more wonders of kaputalist agribusiness than it could possibly hold. I just don’t know.

    Anyway one day I couldn’t find my cheese–plenty of mild, but no medium–and was searching the darker back reaches of the bin for it, placing me in a rather preoccupied state. I glanced up and saw a stranger staring at me, and a rather odd looking cuss at that it seemed to me. It took me a few seconds to realize that I was staring at my own reflection in the mirror. It amazed me, since I was used to seeing myself in the bathroom mirror, but at those times I am expecting to see myself and have certain expectations as to what I am likely to see. The unexpected image was completely unrecognizable to me for several seconds. It was shortly thereafter that it really began to sink in that I was getting old. Now, that happened probably about 9 or 10 years ago. Imagine my shock if the same thing were to happen now … I might simply keel over dead. Which, given the current prognosis for the planet and its species, might not be such a bad thing.

    • George Hollister February 14, 2019

      Harv, this is funny. Glad to see an old grump has a sense of humor. You must be taking my advice. Parka; long underwear; insulated water proof boots; and gloves. Get out in the sun, and saunter around in the neighborhood, regardless of the wind or the temperature. It does the disposition good. Next go down to a local social gathering and talk to some people. Maybe help raise money for the fire department. Those cowboy neighbors really are good people.

      • George Hollister February 14, 2019

        Harv, BTW your oatmeal recipe is a good one. Your neighbors might even be interested if you offered to share it.

        • Harvey Reading February 15, 2019

          The neighbors don’t care for oatmeal. They prefer carbonated beverages and junk treats, out of plastic bags.. They’re republicans.

      • Harvey Reading February 15, 2019

        You do ramble on, youngster. You make no sense, but you do ramble on in your backward, republican way.

  4. Harvey Reading February 14, 2019


    The Calaveras Union High School annual was called The Skull! It wasn’t a joke, rather a translation from Spanish.

  5. Harvey Reading February 14, 2019


    Sugar-coated thugs are still thugs.

  6. Harvey Reading February 14, 2019

    The Nanny Goat needs to go. If democrats don’t elect an effective house leader, they are finished. Trump is stating that he will declare a state of emergency for his racist wall since he’s not getting his money from congress, and the goat’s response was a pansy-like whine about his planned action setting a “dangerous precedent” for future presidents. Folks, face it, the Nanny goat is totally worthless, as she has proven throughout her time as house leader for the democrats. Take out the trash–now–democrats, or cease to exist after 2020. Maybe give the job to Ocasio-Cortez, letting her have a chance to prove herself. You need someone besides Chuckles, too, in the senate.

    Sorry for the duplicate of this comment below another article. Damned computers!

    • George Hollister February 14, 2019

      Why? NP is playing Trump like a fiddle. Not that that is difficult. Trump would figure out how to lose a poker game while holding a royal flush.

    • Marshall Newman February 14, 2019

      The Art of the Deal? Give me a break! Nancy Pelosi schooled President Trump on how Washington D.C. power is wielded.

      • George Hollister February 15, 2019

        Either Trump got an F, or NP taught him to fail. Trump is an outsider in Washington, which is good. He is focused on what he wants, and if the people he hires don’t get him there, he fires them. That’s fine. Trump is transparent, more transparent than any president we have seen or will see. Want to know what he is thinking? Just ask him. But he presents himself poorly to the American people, and doesn’t care how he choses his words, or if he’s misunderstood. He does not care. Knowing history is important, too. Trump doesn’t. He gets his “information from the shows like everyone does.” Trump could have had his wall if he had played his cards right, and known history, but instead he was played. National emergency? Trump might think this is his, but this will be NP’s national emergency. Next, Trump has to sell this to the American people, which he won’t, because he can’t. Selling anything is not in his skill set. Not being able to speak makes this mission a non-starter. Congress will take his national emergency away from him. NP will be left with the last laugh. She knows it. She has this one in the bag. And instead of being closer to a sensible immigration policy, we are further away.

        • George Hollister February 15, 2019

          I forgot to add, being further away from a sensible immigration policy is exactly where NP wants to be. If Trump knew history, he’d know this. The argument about the wall was a handy NP supported diversion away from the real immigration issues.

          • Harvey Reading February 15, 2019

            George, I conclude that you’re as nutty early in the morning as you are for the rest of the day. Bellow away, youngster.

            A “sensible” immigration policy indeed! That’s simply racist code talk in the republicanese dialect.

            Your kind are the past. Get used to it.

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