Local hard-right blogs: now “snow globes” to shake for entertainment

'I still contend that we live in a finite universe.'

A snow globe — as we all remember from childhood — is a transparent sphere, typically made of glass, enclosing a miniaturized scene of some sort, often together with a model of a landscape.

Nowadays the local hard-right political blogs such as Rebane’s Ruminations have become like “snow globes.” Just shake for entertainment! The miniaturized scene is one of true characters — George, Russ, Gregory, “fish,” Todd, Bill and Walt — jumping up and down while another character “Jon Dozer” reminds them that the world just isn’t going their way.

It began with the local elections in June, where the local politics shifted decidedly to the left. That sent the “snow globe” characters jumping up and down in protest.

But it continued with this:

Gov. Jerry Brown signing a gun control package.

•And F.B.I. Director James Comey — a lifelong registered Republican, no less — recommending no charges for Hillary Clinton on email.

It’s been tough for our local hard-right to handle all this.

“The Day Justice Died,” George Rebane wrote in one rant about the Clinton emails that — sadly for listeners — was broadcast on the KVMR news hour. Of course, George.

As Jon Dozer told the group: “The American people won’t put up with another GOP-led witch hunt between now and November, wasting millions more of our taxpayer dollars.
Try as you may, Drumpf has zero chance at the Presidency. 67% disapproval. Ain’t happening boys.

You guys never, ever learn…)”

Right, Jon, this group will never, ever learn. But keep their “snow globe” on your desk and shake it up every now and then while you’re working. It’s hugely entertaining.

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.

9 thoughts on “Local hard-right blogs: now “snow globes” to shake for entertainment”

  1. “Gregory” (AKA Gregory Goodknight ) continues to write I’m Jon Dozer. No, Gregory, I’m not. If I had something to say to you, I would say it to your face with a signed name: As I always have in the past. Be assured that there are plenty of people around besides me and Jon Dozer who disagree with your premise on global warming and most other things. You are a walking “exception,” not a rule. ROFLOL.

    1. And “fish” — an internet troll himself out of Carmichael, no less — thinks I’m “Gloria.” Where are the men in white coats when you need them? What a hoot.

      1. Gadzooks! “Gregory” (AKA Gregory Goodknight of Nevada City) is becoming unhinged this morning. Poor fellow.

      2. Oh My! Gregory continues to talk to himself on George’s blog. George ought to charge him a babysitting fee. ROFLOL.

    2. This is a hoot from a guy who signs his name “Gregory” (not Gregory Goodknight): “I’ve never used a sock in the local blogs and I have only one such alter ego that I use to make comments on the national scene, and have for years.”

      1. Greg Goodknight is talking to himself again, convincing himself (but not the rest of us) that signing his name “Gregory” instead of Gregory Goodknight somehow shows he is being transparent. No, Greg, it shows you are a coward, hiding behind anonymity, just like “fish” and others. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5qcOdmDxPg

  2. It’s interesting to see Don Bessee crawling out from under his rock to talk like a big man on campus on George Rebane’s blog. With a spanking like the one he got on the MJ initiative, I figured he’d just slither off into the sunset. No such luck.

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