What would The Union be without its political wackadoodles? Few fit the bill more than Judi Caler on Nevada City, co-founder of Reclaiming Our American Rights (ROAR).
We were first introduced to Judi when she showed up at a Board of Supervisors meeting with Barry Pruett, Russ and George and the other hard right and tea party kids when the County hired our business to manage the GoNevadaCounty.com tourism website in 2011.
As YubaNet reported: “Judi, who introduced her self as a co-founder of Reclaiming Our American Rights (ROAR), proceeded to paint a scenario melding First 5 of Nevada County, Occupy Wall Street, the Constitution and the takeover by a ‘one-world government’ as cause and effect of the contract. Referring to Shannon Pelline as ‘married to a well-known blogger, I wouldn’t appreciate my tax dollars used to promote his views.’ She also reminded the BOS that ‘three of you are up for election and the people are watching.” (The BOS voted 5-0 to award the contract to our business. We managed the contract through 2015 and received a wonderful letter of thanks from the board).
Fast forward to 2017 and Judi has a “Other Voices” in the weekend Union titled “Convention of States adopts ‘Newspeak’ to sell the ‘Con-Con'”
Huh? It begins: “In the novel, ‘1984,’ George Orwell’s unsettling prophecy of a totalitarian society, Newspeak was the official language of Oceania.”
The “Con Con” or the “Can Can”?
“Shamelessly, Mark Meckler and his legal operatives at the Convention of States Project turned to Newspeak. Accordingly, Meckler told senators at a February 25, 2015 Nebraska committee hearing that they’ll direct their ‘commissioners’ by text messaging during the convention because legally, commissioners are equivalent to hired insurance agents!”
I read her column a few times and still have little idea what she is talking about. I was relieved to read this, however: “This article was abridged by the author from her original which includes documentation.” I can only imagine what that reads like!
What do our out-of-town visitors think when they pick up The Union on the weekend and read about the “Con Con,” let alone those who might want to move here? lol.
In honor of the “Con Con,” here’s the “Can Can”: