Mendocino County, California and Presidential races
Tuesday June 3, 2008 Statewide Primary
Cynthia McKinney Visits Fort Bragg [May 10, 2008]
House of Representatives - First Congressional District (see map)
Democratic Party: I recommend you vote for anti-war candidate Mitch Clogg, but you'll probably get the incumbent, Mike Thompson.
Republican Party: Zane Starkewolf seems like a more reasonable guy than Douglas Pharr, but I'm just judging based on their campaign web sites, so follow the links and judge for yourself. Beware that Zane's site takes some time to download.
Green Party: Carol Wolman. And you should vote for her in November too.
Democratic Party: Life-long political hack Wes Chesbro is the only choice on the ballot. No Website listed.
Republican Party: Jim Pell is the only citizen on the ballot. No Website listed.
Mendocino County Board of Supervisors
Mike Delbar (incumbent)
Ukiah Sativa Morrison
Anybody but Delbar. Dolly Brown looks like a reasonable choice to me.
Estelle Palley Clifton
Ross Mayfield Jr
Estelle Clifton's school board experience and progressive stances sets her apart as the candidate of choice.
Kendall Smith (incumbent)
I can't support either Distict 4 candidate.
Propositions - California
No on Proposition 98, Eminent Domain, etc.
No on Proposition 99, Eminent Domain, etc.
Eminent Domain is a necessity. If it is badly used by public officials, get rid of them and elect new ones. There is nothing fundamentally wrong with the eminent domain laws as they now stand.
Propositions - Mendocino County
No on Measure B. There are some problems with marijuana growing being semi-legal in Mendocino but illegal on a national basis. But the way to solve the problems on the local level is by having the Board of Supervisors address the specific problems, rather than sending us back to marijuana Prohibition. On a national level we need to end this Prohibition that makes selling drugs profitable, encourages organized crime, and corrupts our political system.
February 5 Presidential Primary Election
Greens Ignored to Death in California Presidential Primary
Results of February 5, 2008 California primary
NO on 91 Tranportation Funds, Initiative Consitutional Amendment
NO on 92 Community Colleges. Funding. Governance. Fees.
NO on 93 Legislators' Terms in Office, Initiative Constitutional Amendments
YES on 94, 95, 96, 97 Indian Gaming Compact propositions
Cynthia McKinney (Green Party). Ms. McKinney's outstanding service in the George legislature and the U.S. Congress put her far above any other candidate.
If you are in one of the two major war-crimes parties:
Hillary Clinton for Democratic Party presidential nominee. You know what you are getting.
John McCain for Republican Party nominee. After all, he managed to get shot down by the North Vietnamese while participating in war crimes with a high-technology fighter-bomber in 1967. And that was after almost being killed by friendly fire. Maybe the entire military-industrial complex will crash under his leadership.