George can’t seem to wash Hilary out of his hair

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.

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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.

2 thoughts on “George can’t seem to wash Hilary out of his hair”

  1. You can’t make this stuff up!
    Rebane responds: “I do believe that leftwingers, especially with marginal noodling capacity, are a demonstrated existential threat to constitutional America, its sovereignty, and quality of life – the evidence for that here and across the world abounds. And they are doubly so when they seek elected office. My reaction to such threats is a matter of public record as are my specific criticisms of HH.

    “When we compare my critiques of the Left, with the years long vitriol that the other side has regularly flung at RR, me, and our readers, then they must really be threatened by what appears on these pages. BTW, no one should confuse my critiques of HH’s ideology and politics with her as a person. I have met her, and she is a fine upstanding lady. I just don’t want her to become one of our political leaders.”

    So let me get this straight: He insults someone for having “marginal noodling capacity,” but then says it’s really limited to “ideology and politics” and nothing personal.

    Who gave him a Ph.D? lol.

  2. Typical. Hilary’s columns are top notch but the those myopic wingnuts on the right choose to attack before reading and comprehending. Hilary is a much better writer than bored georgeman and I detect some envy on his behalf because a nice lady writes better than he.

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