The "Censored By Heraldo" Support Group - Because of continuing reports of censorship, and complaints about being blocked from commenting on The Humboldt Herald from numerous sources, this will remain an open thread. linked in the sidebar. Anyone see a pattern?
Discussion: Talking Tech - Censorship: A Failed Policy
✂ Here was a comment deleted from the Humboldt Herald just tonight. (Oct. 13)
From now on, I'm double posting everything I post there to watchpaul. We need to watchheraldo too since they are part of the same dirty money machine.
"Good point about the dirty phony DUHC money, Rose. All those Democracy Unlimited gangsters like David Cobb and Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap should be investigated by the Secret Service for violating the constitution by coining legal tender without an Act of Congress."
Now Heraldo/ette is censoring comments calling Kaitlin's re-election into question.
Part of the same pattern of shilling for the DUHCs and their pro-Measure T, anti-fluoride antics.
"Since Davies and Schultz support a public vote on fluoridization, with Sopoci-Belknap and Hecathorn opposing even a public forum on the subject, it's not difficult to see who is being misguided. "Democracy Unlimited" indeed!
And Arcata and Eureka have had fluoride for 50 years now. Do you claim we're all stupid now, Nice?"
✂ Censored comment #3:
"Yup, 65% of voters in Arcata are too dense. Probably 70-75% of voters in Eureka support fluoride too, they must be uneducatable too.
That's a real winning strategy for Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, deny the voters the right to even have a forum or a vote on what they want the water district to do.
Democracy Unlimited? Not really."
✂ Censored comment #4: Do we detect a trend here, or even venturing closer to the identity of Heraldo as one of the DUHCs?
"Why not just use calcium fluoride if you're so concerned about sodium?
It seems to me you disprove your own argument. Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap voted against holding a public forum on district-wide fluoridization. Her opponent calls for a public vote on fluoride, she's against it.
If the public is so sympathetic to your cause, why do you oppose putting this issue before the public?
Democracy Unlimited seems pretty limited when it comes to how Kaitlin is "representing" the voters of Eureka."
✂ Censored comment #5. Now Heraldo doesn't want any Corbett criticism included. Remember who Local Solutions backed in the last MCSD races, Rose?
"John Corbett has always been a slimeball. Once he witnessed someone obviously getting stalked and harassed in the hall outside the courtrooms here in Eureka, usual sort of family court stuff. John Corbett didn't lift a finger; instead he let out this snickering laugh and even made fun of the person who called for the sheriffs to intervene and prevent an outbreak of violence. I know this because I was attending a hearing that morning and I witnessed him behaving like a jackal.
He also ran the Arcata Co-Op into massive amounts of debt in the boondoggle remodeling of their Arcata store in 2000 which almost drove them out of business (the Eureka relocation with all its problems was idyllic by comparison to the massive disruption in Arcata). Their own finance chiefs will tell you that the North Coast Co-Op is neck deep in debt to this day because of Corbett's mismanagement of the Arcata remodel. That's why they had to turn to Arkley to finance the Eureka relocation, because they couldn't increase their debt load. Go ahead, ask 'em.
Corbett also oversaw the blind eye attitude of the air quality board towards the pulp mill, which operated for nearly two years under the Chinese without installation of the necessary scrubbers to cut down on the particulate levels and noxious chemicals released. People got sick because of the arrogant disregard for public safety exhibited by the local air board, which Corbett is the chair of.
Let's not even get started with the McKinleyville CSD board and how Corbett lets the GM run wild acting more like a dictator than like a general manager. That guy made Dan Hauser appear to have a benevolent management style by comparison."
✂ Censored comment #6 from the Herald:
"The "socialist" representative and Democrat repping us in Congress is Mike Thompson. He voted for the rescue package once it was fixed up.
But leave it to that economics expert Bill Holmes to figure out this stuff for the rest of us.
"We don’t have to entice any businesses to come here" what a gem Bill! What vision!
If he were really interested in electing Democrats, Bill wouldn't be backing conspiracy theorist Greens like Carol "Pot Doctor" Wolman and Kaitlin "Mea$ure T" Sopoci-Belknap-Cobb."
✂ Censored comment #7. Heraldo is sure scared of any criticism.
"You're wrong, mresquan. The Water Board was considering the fluoridation of all residential water. With Kaitlin and the since-resigned Randy Turner's help, they turned their back on accepting further public input on the issue.
This is why Buzz Webb is running in McKinleyville too, by his own admission. He was shocked how our Water Board would turn its back on public health, as was Stephen Davies. My best wishes to both of them to restore sanity to the water board.
And shame on you Heraldo for calling someone a lunatic just for disagreeing with you. It's a tactic worthy of McCain."
✂ *replacement* censored comment #7,(8) yet again a response to misinfo from Bill Holmes, Heraldo's new best friend:
"The local ACLU supports F & J along with the Green Party?
But according to Bill Holmes, the ACLU are chock-full of "completely corrupted freaks" who deserve to be purged Green Party-style due to their principled opposition to Measure T (ironically, on the very free speech grounds Bill would deny them).
And just look what the Cobb/Holmes treatment has done for the Greens: 20% decline in a single year, according to the Times-Standard?
Make up your mind Bill, are Measures F and J good for the children of our community, or is it more important to enforce your peculiar ideological conformity? Does free speech only apply to people and organizations who agree with Bill Holmes 100% of the time without exception?"
✂ Censored comment #8: (9)
"So Davies being co-counsel with another lawyer on a totally unrelated case means he is personally responsible for everything that other lawyer does in cases which don't involve him?
We can only imagine what can be pinned on your hero Gallegos now considering who he's been associated with, starting with Tim Stoen. Actually, that's worse: Davies sure didn't hire Schectman at taxpayer expense, they were both hired by a third party. Gallegos actively recruited Stoen, and entirely on the county's bill.
If Kaitlin really wants to go there to slime her opponent, I guess it's fair game to ask about David Cobb's long-time employment by a big insurance company in Texas back when he actually was a lawyer. My goodness, Cobb a Corporate Lawyer, heaven forbid!"
#8 was re-posted by Heraldo as "Anonymous" with the second and third paragraphs cut out.
✂ Censored comment #9 (10) from the Sopoci-Belknap campaign manager aka Heraldo:
"I hope Big Boss Man is right about Kaitlin. She's accomplished nothing in the last four years in office."
✂ Censored comment #10, (11) yet again Heraldo covers for Bill Holmes making idiotic claims:
"Who exactly is Bill Holmes to lecture anyone about local economic development?
Let's review: Our often stoned friend Highboldtage has never created a job for anyone, anywhere, ever, has never owned a successful business, and has no academic credentials in economics or in business administration.
Rose pointed out to him how local thrift stores aren't even accepting children's clothing with the glut of it. But don't let facts stop Bill from spinning more bullshit about how some government subsidized clothing factory will save Humboldt County. After all, we grow so much cotton around here."
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