Salzman's hatchetman Bob Ornelas comes out of his hole with this little missive.
Is this the same Bob Ornelas who used to routinely berate and belittle and humiliate members of the public, the staff, and fellow council members at Arcata City Council meetings?
The same Bob Ornelas who voted against allowing a preschool to build a new facility saying he was "suspicious of their motives." and then turned around and proposed the City put in an Eco-Hostel on their site?
The same Bob Ornelas who as a SITTING City Councilman/Mayor of Arcata was waving around a $1,000 BRIBE, looking for reporters to do a hit piece on a sitting County Supervisor, the same Roger Rodoni he vilifies today?
The same Bob Ornelas who at first denied his involvement in that little debacle, and then called it a "grant." Salzman denied any involvement, of course.
The same Bob Ornelas, who, again acting as Salzman's mouthpiece, went on the radio, introducing the "Dump Geist" plan, while the "Dump Geist" bumperstickers were being printed and then mailed out in plain brown wrappers in a "Eureka Coalition for Jobs" like stratagem... the same bumper stickers that Salzman claimed he "didn't pay for."
Ornelas' latest letter to the editor is not available online:
"Where's the outrage regarding Supervisor Rodoni's bombast towards the always gracious Supervisor Wooley's attempt to comply with the law and bring Native American representation to the county's transportation board?
Rodoni's racism, thuggery, and sexual prejudice are obvious with regards to this incident, and he owes Wooley a very public apology.
And, while he's at it, he should be making amends to the very people who have suffered the most from a legacy of redneckism that continues to plague our community.
The native people's of the county deserve full representation at every level of government and can ill afford to tolerate the kind of isolation that Rodoni proposes to perpetuate with his arrogance, pomposity and platitudes.
I served on the HCAOG Board for years and have experienced Rodoni's stingy, self-righteous neo-conservatism first hand, and I think he should have been replaced years ago.
At the very least Rodoni needs an enema.
So many questions. Who wrote this one for Bob? There seems to be some familiar themes.
And Bob - Gee, I thought the tribes were already represented by Tribal Council, a County Supervisor, a State Assemblyman, a State Senator, a U.S. Congressman a U.S. Senator and a President... not to mention they are a Sovereign Nation... do they really deserve more than we all get?
You found the "racism" angle worked for you last time, now you just want to try it again? Once again seeking to use the Tribes for your own ends? Fomenting distrust and ill-will seems to be your specialty.
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