What a well put together event. I was part of the set-up committee and was amazed at the orchestrated gathering of volunteers. (Great job by Way and Means chair Jamie O'Donnell and crew!) And what a great crowd showed up! Chesbro, Berg, Wiggins, Neely, Smith, Glass and other who's who in local politics. It was a festive, positive event overall. Except..........
Anti Abortion protesters showed up. My guess is because we were honoring Tina Mackenzie, the CEO of Six River Planned Parenthood. (Smart me) I am also against abortion...as a form of birth control. But I also believe it is the CHOICE of the woman involved. I can not stress enough the need for sex education! Without the education, what do you have? Ignorant teenagers playing roulette with their bodies in hope they won't get pregnant.
Tina was so humble in accepting her award. She kept referring to others. Sign of a good leader, giving credit to her support base. Reporter
Pete McCloskey as Democratic keynote speaker? Wow! Pete McCloskey Leaves Republican Party He could have conveyed in better fashion publicly why he converted to the Democratic Party. If he made one more reference of his good pal Cheney or his good pal Bush, I would not have been able to eat my meal! (Well, you know how I am with food, and the Hurricane Kate dinner was way good! Awesome!)
Just a really solid event. Good job by Milt Boyd and the Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee.
[UPDATE 10:55 p.m.] Big Rig on Fire Closes Hwy 20 - Hwy 20 in the Clearlake Oaks area is blocked in both directions due to a big rig on fire.
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