Here’s an excerpt from hard-right blogger George Rebane’s latest post, again targeting local progressive Hilary Hodge, who has become a real “doer” in our community. George’s “analysis” only shows his own ignorance, narrow mindedness and nastiness on multiple levels:
“Revolving doors of rural counties in California. One of our prominent local liberals wrote a lament in the 25apr17Union describing the dreadful job situation in Nevada County. Not that there are no jobs to be had, but that there are no jobs to be had for people with deficient skill sets (see above scattershot). These folks are drawn here by our progressive community in the scenic forest covered foothills where from a distance it appears that the livin’ is easy. In her column she seems to think that all that is required for jobs to spring up in a community is the expressed need for such jobs by new arrivals. There is no hint of understanding in her piece that employers, first and foremost, are in the business of satisfying their customers’ needs, and that labor is a cost to be minimized. Add to that our notorious reputation as a business friendly county, and the revolving door for such newcomers explains itself. The blind are those who invite their like-minded friends to come up here with little understanding of the economic straits we have been attempting to navigate as young families move away and the county’s population decreases. And the future doesn’t look that much better with rumors that our lamenting and lamentable lady seeks to run for office so that she and hers can complete the job of importing the wisdom of our Statehouse to the Rood Center.”
“Lamenting and lamentable lady?” This sounds like something an old codger would say.