Thursday, October 09, 2008

Leo Sears, Patrick Eytchison, Paul Pitino and Sir Elton John sightings at HCDCC headquarters? Is it close to a full moon?

Went to the HCDCC general meeting last night and was helping put decorations away and saw every phone manned for the the George Clark/Linda Atkins campaign. Anti Pulp Mill Green Party activist Patrick Eytchison was on one of the phones. I wanted to tell him we were closing the mill for awhile, but thought better of it and didn't.

Leo Sears and Paul Pitino were at the meeting looking for endorsements on tax initiatives for their cities. In Leo's case, he was promoting Measures D & E for Eureka and Paul was pushing Measure G for Arcata. Both garnered unanimous endorsement.

Tera Prucha and Edward "Buzz" Webb were present to seek the endorsement for the Division 2 seat on the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District board. Both are Democrats who seem to be great choices and we argued back and forth, but neither were able to catch enough support for endorsement. A third Democrat in the race, Jake Pickering, was not there.

Today I was helping with a mailing for fund-raising at the HCDCC headquarters and many people were stopping in looking for Obama material. It seems as fast as it is coming in, it goes back out again. Anyways, in walks a dude that looks like Elton John! He says his name is Reginald Ferguson and he is a representative of Sir Elton John and was looking for Obama stuff. I asked what he was doing here and he said he had grandchildren in Humboldt County. I then asked if he had any demo tapes. He said no, but he left a snazzy picture of his alleged boss with an autograph. Just another day at the HCDCC headquarters!

7 comments:

Carol said...

Another cool day at the HCDCC. Cool autograph, Richard!

Anonymous said...

"We met Elton John's double at the Leeuwin Winery today. He told us that he stands in for Elton John at Las Vegas. He (the double) will arrive at the front dorr in a limo, and the real Elton John arrives in a volkswagen at the back door. Roxanne took a phot, but I can't download it.

His name is Baron Richard Rugison, and he lives in Eureka, CA"

http://stradleysjournal.blogspot.com/2006/03/elton-johns-double.html

samoasoftball said...

11:36am-That must be it. He said he would be voting here.

Fred said...

Leo Sears pushing for a tax increase? Will wonders never end.

mresquan said...

Fred,I'd assume that Leo is a bit more excited about axing the Utility User's Tax.

Fred said...

I suppose, esquan.

Little Birdie said...

Elton John's given name at birth was Reginald.