Are Pruett & Juvinall auditioning for right-wing talk show?

The political polarization in our area nowadays comes from the right, not the left, as I’ve written many times before, and Barry Pruett and Todd Juvinall are carrying it to, well, an extreme.

Pruett, you will recall, lost his race for county clerk recorder in every precinct, while Juvinall is an “inactive” contractor, to use his own words. He was a former county supervisor, however, and founder of CABPRO. Pruett’s spouse is a staffer for our Congressman, Tom McClintock — our community liaison, no less.

“Left wingnuts are foaming at the mouth” read the post on Todd’s new blog “Sierra Dragon’s Breath” — or “Breathe” (sic) if you read the URL http://sierradragonsbreathe.blogspot.com/.

“You must use your real name,” reads Todd’s policy.

But when somebody named “Papertiger” posts a view that Todd agrees with, he counters “I know your posts papertiger. Fire away. I’ll bend my own rules for you.”

Todd also bends the rule for “Woodsys 2.1,” who also agrees with the post. “Woodsy, thanks man; keep posting.”

“What happened to having to use one’s real name?” writes Steve Frisch, president of the Sierra Business Council, raising a good point.

Todd’s response: “I thought you were in DC looking for a handout?”

Pruett is eating it up. “Good job Todd, you are attracting a lot of traffic already!”

Even Mike Sherman, who is Todd’s friend, wonders: “Good grief. ‘Can’t we just all get along.”

There’s also a poll “Anyone care about Pelline’s blog”? It has recorded nine votes so far: Five say “yes” and four say “no.”

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

6 thoughts on “Are Pruett & Juvinall auditioning for right-wing talk show?”

  1. I see enough of Juvenall (by his many aliases) and Woods on The Union comments. As for Pruett, think his star status provided on the Tea Party Gazette turned out somewhat of a joke. I am not averse to hearing from others with views which differ from mine, have sometimes been amazed to find mine failed to take into account relevant facts cited by opponents and had to do an about face; but the quality of the discourse is a rather important factor. I have not found enough value in comments, writings of those named to bother accessing their blogs. Blogs are the trend of the times, new ones pop up every minutes. But unless one wishes to spend life sitting in front of the computor, time out for the occasiional meal, trip to the loo, nap, posters must pick and choose, forego those blogs offering little other than rants from disgruntled losers with poor writing skills. Obviosly, I do not consider the Pelline blog as being in that category,but an excellent news source with instructive and constructive posters.

  2. Both Todd and Barry like to tout their friendship with Jeff Ackerman, so perhaps he can find some space for their “citizen journalism.” LOL.

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