Saturday, May 30, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009

Health Care Protest In Eureka

It started at 5 pm but I didn't get off work until after 5:30 so I got to the Humboldt County Courthouse just before 6 pm. I was handed a small hand bill that said:
PHYSICIANS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY supports the right to health care. No nation can be healthy whose citizens are not healthy.

Call your Representative Mike Thompson 202-225-3311 and ask him to support the National Health Insurance Act HR 676

Call Senator Feinstein 202-224-3841 and ask her to support the Senate Companion Bill S 704
Call Senator Boxer 202-224-3553 with the same message.

An opinion piece by Star Parker in today's Times-Standard newspaper said that doctors didn't want this system, but doctors and nurses were behind today's event.

Star Parker supports the Republican plan that instead of covering everyone, would give tax breaks. What if you don't owe any taxes? Once again, a Republican program that favors insurance companies and those with jobs, money or that owe taxes.

The Democrats are also holding up Single Payer Health Care. Chairman of the Finance Committee, with jurisdiction over the major public health insurance programs, Democratic Senator, Max Bacus said he doesn't want to waste his time on S 704

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Rally for Single Payer Health Care Friday In Eureka

Doctors and nurses along with many others will put on a show at the Humboldt County Courthouse to educate people about the need for health care reform in the U.S.
The rally is set for Friday 5-29-09 that's tomorrow, today or in the past, depending on when you discovered this post.
Single Payer Health Care is the main subject of the rally and the public is invited to join in and participate.

H.R. 676 is the House Resolution that advocates for a single payer health system similar to Medicaid, that would cover all taxpayers and more.
We are already paying for the non insured, and we might as well include them as a part of the pool.
Small business would be more competitive if the cost of their employee health care were not on their backs.
Rally tomorrow at 5;pm Friday 5-29-09
Be there,or enjoy for profit executives deciding which health care procedures they should provide to you based on their bottom line.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Arcata Stop The H-8 Rally

The Arcata rally was in full swing when I got there. People were gathered around the statue and taking turns speaking into a megaphone. After a while the crowd got mobile and marched around the plaza. Then more speakers, some more marching and chanting.

Eureka Anti Prop.H-8 Rally 5-26-09

Close to 100 people gathered at the steps of the Humboldt County Courthouse today. The crowd assembled at 6pm when I took the picture, but grew while I spoke to some in the crowd.

Most of those I spoke to could believe that the California Supreme Court would uphold a proposition that takes rights away from a minority with a simple majority vote of the people.

As a Republic, California's system was supposed to keep this from happening.

The opinion is that this will be back before voters as soon as they can get the signatures on the petitions to qualify. Maybe as soon as 2010.

If a simple majority can take rights away, a simple majority can restore those rights.

Anti Prop. 8 rallies Today In Humboldt County.

In response to today's decision by California's Supreme Court to remove same sex couples right to marry, protesters are planning protest rallies at 6pm today. In Eureka, the rally will be at the Humboldt County Courthouse. In Arcata, a rally is planned for the Plaza.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

More Photos

Kinetic Grand Championship Race Today

Some 37 engineering marvels began their 3 day trek from Arcata to Ferndale Ca.

There will be a large party at 5 pm tonight at Halvorson Park in Eureka. That's where leg one of the race ends today. The public is invited and it's free. Food and beer will also be there. This is a great place to get up close and personal with the crews and their machines. I took some photos along Samoa Blvd this afternoon. The largest traffic jam in recent Humboldt history was found by people trying to get to Dead Mans Drop. A steep tall sand dune the racers have to climb and descend.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Robin Arkley To Register In Louisiana To Avoid Taxes

Speaking as a Republican to the local Republic(an) Party, local billionaire Robin Arkley said to the Humboldt County Women's Federated Group, that he would register to vote
in Louisiana to avoid Arnold Schwarzenegger's new taxes. It is comforting to know that Mr. Arklyey will no longer be voting in Humboldt County. He has and will continue to try to effect local politics and that is his right as a U.S. Citizen. Even though unions only make up less than 10 percent of U.S. workers, they are his main argument for the fall of California. Evidently, California is a big union state. It should be noted that while he has said in the speech you can hear at the link below, that he would move his registration for voting to Louisiana, he said in the clip that he would not be moving. Robin Arkley in this clip says that he will vote in a prescient that he does not call home. Next time he tries to effect local politics he should be called out as a carpetbagger. In reality, he should only be called a carpetbagger in Louisiana where he votes but does not consider home.
Mr. Arkley, thanks for your contributions to the local commons. Sorry to hear that you no longer support them.
See the man for yourself courtesy of Old Glory Radio
Mr. Arkley, by your own admission, you are no longer a Californian. If you think that Louisiana has superior emergency management and a better quality of life, than say so. Stop trying to fill the heads of our Republic(an) women with false visions of a state you do not support.
(Arkley, with all of his education does not know how to pronounce the most popular political party in the U.S., the Democratic Party. He calls it the Democrat Party. This is why I referee to the Republic Party). Good Bye Mr Arkley, don't let the door hit you in the ass.

Darth Cheney Emerges From His Bunker To Offer Advice On Keeping America Safe From Terrorism

Just what we needed. Advice on keeping America safe from terrorists from the guy who made us less safe. It was on Dick Cheney's watch that the second worst terrorist attack occurred against the U.S. since the war of 1812 when the British burned down the White House.

Cheney said he was in his bunker at the Pentagon when we were attacked on 9/11. Former Transportation Secretary Norm Mineta said in public hearings on May 22 and 23, 2003:

Mineta: "During the time that the airplane was coming into the Pentagon, there was a young man who would come in and say to the Vice President...the plane is 50 miles out...the plane is 30 miles out....and when it got down to the plane is 10 miles out, the young man also said to the vice president "do the orders still stand?" And the Vice President turned and whipped his neck around and said "Of course the orders still stand, have you heard anything to the contrary!??"

Cheney knew the plane was coming and was still unable to stop a commercial jet from taking out the Pentagon. Not a single shot was fired.

This guy should be tried for war crimes and people are taking his advice on how to keep America safe? If he couldn't do it when he knew we were under attack, why would anyone listen to his lies?

I don't actually believe the conspiracy theory set forth that day by the press or the Bush Administration. Steel buildings don't just melt and the Pentagon is capable of defending itself.

Any Cheney supporters want to have it out with me?

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Trinidad Artisans Market Opens Today

You know summer is coming when the Trinidad Artisans Market opens. The market runs through Labor day every Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm.

The town is packed today with locals and tourists and many of them stopped by to enjoy some music from "The Fabulous Blue JayZ" Karrie Wallace on guitar and vocals and Marla Bartlett on a cool looking base. You can check them out at

Penny Gunn is the organizer of the weekly events ( giving peace sign in photo). She tells me plans are in the works for a Thursday or Friday, once or twice a month music event, on the patio at Kihishs Catch Cafe located in front of Murphy's Market.

I also heard from my neighbor Sue that her horse drawn wagon will be available for rides in town as soon as the insurance clears. She was going to a meeting today at the museum to see about establishing a hitching post at that location. Rides will go from there down to the light house and up around the old Catholic Church, past the Eatery and school and back to the museum.
I will do a whole blog about the wagon rides as soon as things are finalized so check back for that.

Friday, May 15, 2009

KGOE Goes Mobile

Wow! We have our own station vehicle!

O.K., we do share it with our sister stations, but it's still pretty cool for KGOE as we have never had our logo on a vehicle.

Recently we built another studio here too.
We had 5 stations and 4 studios. Sometimes this can be a problem. We're still putting the finishing touches on it to make it a full fledged on air studio but hope
to have it done within the next few weeks.

Times are tough but we are making plans for the long run.
Maybe we will even have bumper stickers one of these days.

I can't complain though, we are getting special hats made with
the KGOE logo and Crabs Baseball on them and we hope to have
those in time for Crabs Baseball which starts on June 6th.

We are the radio home of the Humboldt Crabs.
It's a short season so don't miss it!

Go Crabs!
Crabs picture courtesy of Solo Sports, KGOE logo on vehicle courtesy of our new G.M. Robert Endsley. Thanks Rob.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Are The FBI In Town?

I have an unconfirmed report of the FBI staging at the Red Lion this morning. My informant believed that they were here to serve some 70 or so warrants. The subject of the warrants is said to be Campaign Finance.

We're still waiting for a callback from the FBI.

Does anyone have any information about this?

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Free Lawn Mower, Needs Work

There is still some good tread on those tires.

We're talking Tecumseh quality.

Needs carb and some rust work.

Sad thing is, this thing ran until it was unsafe to operate.

Tecumseh makes a pretty good engine.

Humboldt winters in a car port however, are brutal on a chassis.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Why Did God Give Man A Penis?

Really, why? The bible says that God recreated the earth from what had become void and a wast land. He or she added the oceans, the sky and stars. He or she created land and filled it with animals and birds and put fish in the seas. Last but not least, he or she created man in his or her image. The story says God created man and it was good! God and the man spent time exploring the wonders of the earth and naming the animals. After some time, God changed his or her mind and decided that it was not good and that man was lonely. God put man asleep and took a rib and made woman. If woman was an after thought, why did God give man a penis?
Originally, man was created to rule the world without any women on it. It is unclear how God intended for man to reproduce. There must have been a plan that didn't include woman but did include a penis. No one seems to know what that plan was. Luckily for us that like women, the original plan was scrubbed and our penises now have a purpose other than writing our name in the snow.
I bring this up because of all of the anti gay rhetoric I hear from so called Christians. They say that gay sex is unnatural. Really? What do they base this on? The evidence in their own book would suggest otherwise.

DUI Check Point Cancelled in Eureka

The Eureka Police Department DUI Check Point has been cancelled tonight due to forecast of inclement weather.

This doesn't mean you can drink all the Tequila you want and then get into a car and drive.

The check point has been cancelled, not the police force.

It is Cinco De Mayo and the battle of Puebla celebration is as good as any reason to celebrate, just be safe.

photo from

Monday, May 4, 2009

Nice Rain Storm

This first picture is what I call Tom Creek. The drainage area that goes into this is over half an acre of mostly grass and trees.

The small drainage ditch that emerges from underneath the patio is about half full tonight. Earlier today, dad said it was up to the top!

It's good to see the rain gutters getting a work out again.

This water flows about 6 feet from dad's front door.

The warm storm is racking up some numbers on the old rain gage.

We got over 2 inches of rain here just south of Trinidad. From 7 am today we measured about 2.18 inches at 7 pm this evening.

More rain to come before it's all over.