This blogger heartily endorses Sharon Latour for Supervisor.
I live in the 4th District and I support Kerrigan for Supervisor.
I also support Latour, though obviously she is not running in my district.
All five supervisors have a direct influence over my life and our future. I (and every Humboldt resident) have a right to be interested in the 5th District race and its outcome.
I promised myself at the beginning of the year that I was going to keep an open mind. Sharon Latour is a Christian minister, or pastor, and I am a person who thinks religion should be removed from politics. There you go.
But I listened to Latour speak last night at the Labor Temple and she is not running on a religious platform, like a right winger might.
The thing is, there is a significant difference in the brain power between Latour and Sundberg. It is evident when you listen to them speak and express ideas. I am not saying Sundberg is stupid, but Latour is much smarter than him. I see the possibility of hard times coming, and I want the political leadership in place where I and my family lives that has the brain power to get us through it. Latour has it, Sundberg probably not.
Ryan Sundberg is a casino executive. I was a casino executive for 20 years or so in Nevada. I have known a hundred Ryan Sundbergs. A casino executive’s day is spent catering to spoiled rich “whales” and a bunch of minimum wage workers, and paying off exorbitant loans to “bankers.”
That’s the flaw in the whole “Have you ever run a business?” meme. Sure business experience is something, but what if your experience is running a shitty business like a casino? What does a casino produce for society besides a hundred or two minimum wage jobs and more welfare recipients? So if Ryan Sundberg has experience running a “business” like a casino so what? Its useless as far as running a county.
Sharon Latour has more than one advanced degree. She has shown actual leadership potential. She has a degree in local governance! Let’s get serious.
Really I am in favor of Native American Sovereignty. I think they can actually do better with it than running casinos or smoke shops. Don’t even play the race card with me.
have a peaceful day,