Sunday, April 13, 2008

Political stuff.

Went to Wes Chesbro's spaghetti fund raiser hosted by the Sacco family. Sam Sacco was mayor of Eureka back in the 70's. Paul Pitino and Mark Lovelace were there from the 3rd District Supervisor race and Cliff Clendenen from the 2nd. No Estelle. Hmm. Bryan Plumley was hosting his own fund raiser the same night. Many politico's were present and accounted for.

There was a 1st Congressional District caucus for Hillary held in Eureka on Sunday! During the same time frame, another caucus was being held in Napa for the same purpose. Robin and I aren't necessarily fans of the HillBilly show, but fellow HCDCC member Pam Cahill was requesting support to be an elected delegate to the convention for Hillary. (She has been a tireless supporter of Hillary.) Hosting the event as caucus coordinators were Humboldt Political Power Couple Greg and Carol Conners. It went smooth and Pam won by a huge margin. Debra Broner from the Del Norte Democratic Central Committee placed second. Both from our northern California Caucus! Brandon Chatin, an HSU student placed second amongst men. Hillary's campaign will send one female and one male from the 1st Congressional District.

The Democratic process in action. Exciting relevant stuff!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pauls a good man and I will vote for him even though he has to hang with bums like Cheesefart.

Carol said...

Yesterday's caucus was such a nice event! The Labor Temple is a great facility, too.

Greg said...

Power couple? Nah. We just heard Howard Dean loud and clear when he said "if you want your country back, the first thing you have to do is show up". So, we show up.

Jimmy Smith's event at the Wharfinger was a good one. Though we missed the spaghetti feed we got to Jimmy's event early and had a good talk with Wes and an old Republican college mate. The R said to Wes, "I bet we agree on 95% of the issues". Wes replied "that's a pretty big 5%". I asked Carol if she had a voter registration card handy. We all had a grin and went on to other ideas.

Anonymous said...

Hob-nobbing, propaganda, and general BS.

Anonymous said...

Still no action from the Central Committee on living wage for Eureka workers. They're too busy wining and dining each other to take an interest I guess.

Greg said...

"Hob-nobbing, propaganda, and general BS" is pretty much true.

As for "Still no action from the Central Committee on living wage for Eureka workers", ask the union guys who let us use their hall for Sunday's caucus.

Anonymous said...

What do ya know, the unions don't care about minimum wage workers in local service jobs either!

Anonymous said...

Has anyone from the minimum wage campaign asked the central committee for an endorsement?

Maybe that would be a good place to start, instead of complaining!

lodgepole said...

Hey Richard, how'd it feel to be the richest guy in the room?!

samoasoftball said...

6:44pm: I have never thought in those terms until lately. Been reminded I am part of the elite. Wow.

Made 1976 $5,666
1986 $32,900
1996 $34,700
2006 $53,100

Notice in the Bush 1 and Reagan years my wages were stagnant for 10years. 8 years of Clinton my wages gained greatly.

lodgepole said...

Sorry Richard, I meant that tongue in cheek. My apologies if it didn't come off like that. As far as politics I'm with you, at least as far as party affiliation.

Anonymous said...

It's about as exciting and relevant as you Richard. That said, I think I'll look for a more exciting anf relevant blog.

Carson Park Ranger said...

The ever-witty Anonymous moves on to track mud into some other blog.

Anonymous said...

But not yours Ranger!