The Union’s path to prosperity: Boardman and Sauer?

The “dynamic duo” of George Boardman and Norm Sauer graced the editorial pages of The Union this morning.

What a treat! Is this The Union’s path to prosperity? lol.

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 “The Union’s path to prosperity: Boardman and Sauer?”

  1. And some people wonder why we’re painted as a “retirement community,” rather than a dynamic one that can attract families and enterprising, new businesses. Sheesh!

  2. Wow, that’s the first time I’ve ever read Boardman. He certainly does live in an alternate universe, the one also occupied by Fox News. He seems to think that the defining characteristic of the left/progressive wing of the Democratic Party is sympathy for Antifa and the Black Panthers. Then he also complains that the party consists mostly of “elitists and aggrieved minority groups.”

    After praising the Democratic Party of FDR, Boardman complains that “the party’s post Trump proposals look like they were written by the Sandernista wing” revealing his deplorable ignorance of Sanders, who sounds more like FDR than any presidential candidate of the last 70 years.

    He also seems to think that the center of gravity of the Democratic Party has shifted to the left, whereas in fact it has shifted far enough to the right as to be somewhat to the right of the GOP of Dwight Eisenhower.

    If there’s any hope for the Democratic Party, it’s in the progressive wing that Boardman deplores:

    Democratic Socialism Is Having a Very Good Year at the Ballot Box

  3. And it reflects on The Union, which seems incapable of finding enough coherent people to fill its editorial pages six (not even seven) days a week.

    1. Well, since we are venting Jeff, how do you feel about the way Yubanet disses the Nisenan in favor of an out of county, fake tribe, corporation?
      The YN coverage of Indigenous People’s Day for the Taylorsville Rancheria is a perfect example.
      YN doesn’t research, it sounds like it just listens to the KVMR’s, “Dreamwalk” propaganda and regurgitates it.

      It may be okay at reporting fires, but Yubanet may very well be contributing to the harm being inflicted on the Nevada City Rancheria and hence our entire county, by its tacit approval of the nearly two decade raid that it admits is being waged by the Taylorsville Rancheria.
      Could the YN publishers really want our revenues to flow to Plumas County? Yow!
      But then, some folks don’t mind promoting lies and deception, do they?

      The Union is wimping out on the issue, Yubanet wouldn’t know a Maidu from a midge, and please don’t get me going on the NC Advocate, no respect for the Nisenan there.
      Jeff, you remain to only true journalist to really take a look at this situation and report it truthfully and aggressively to our public.

      1. Judith,
        This is off topic, and I totally disagree with your assessment of YubaNet dissing the Nisenan. YubaNet also has written about Nisenan Heritage Day. (Examples are https://yubanet.com/regional/nisenan-heritage-day-on-nov-11/, https://yubanet.com/regional/nisenan-heritage-day-on-nov-12-return-of-the-nisenan-salmon-doctor/ and https://yubanet.com/regional/bylt-fireside-chat-on-sept-13-stories-of-place-with-shelly-covert-of-nevada-city-rancheria-nisenan/).

        I do not think you are fair about YubaNet’s reporting of Tsi Akim Maidu Tribe. It is not “taking sides”; it is merely reporting the news of an event. https://yubanet.com/regional/20th-annual-indigenous-peoples-days-october-5-9-2017/

        When it comes to Native Americans, the real issue is raising respect and awareness to combat actions like this one today: http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/27/politics/trump-pocahontas-navajo-code-talkers/index.html

        I sometimes think your “passion” for this topic undermines your effectiveness. Thanks for all you have done in our community and as a Native American artist, whose work is displayed in some of our nation’s finest museums.

        Have a great day!

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