Our political bumpkins

Nevada County is “purple.”

“The moderate people of the community are being inundated by SF and Bay Area radicals, leftovers from the 60’s,” our local extreme right-wing political blogger/ activist Todd Juvinall writes with glee. “Why? Because they can grow their own drugs!  Small towns are a hoot! Even liberal radical transplants think they are in charge!”

No, Todd. Step away from your keyboard, take a deep breath (or “breathe” as you would spell it) and look around: Our community is “purple,” thanks to the left of center political moderates, who are college educated, embrace political and cultural diversity, and generally acknowledge the realities of the 21st century. Think about enclaves such as Truckee, Todd — not you and your political like-minded friends, sitting around a table playing poker on Banner Mountain.

Look around Todd: The local newspaper is “purple” (Todd’s “best pal” Jeff A. is long gone; the current publisher, whom I exchange friendly emails with regularly, embraces the political and cultural diversity of our community). The board of supervisors is “purple” (Heidi Hall and Richard Anderson are Democrats; the District 3 race was very close). The DA’s endorsements include local progressives such as Michael Funk (co-founder of UNFI), and the Clerk Recorder is a Democrat. The Clerk Recorder, who is African-American, garnered 70 percent of the votes in a county that is lilly white. The frontrunner for Sheriff is gay. The county has more registered Democrats than Republicans. (look at the map, Todd: Our county is purple).

Todd, you are on the outside looking in, not the other way around. You are the minority, not the majority. Let it go, man. Quit bellyaching. Time marches on. Change is all around you.

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.

27 thoughts on “Our political bumpkins”

  1. This is Todd’s retort:
    “Todd Juvinall June 29, 2018 at 9:09 AM
    We may be outnumbered as the libs are all on welfare and foodstamps and have a lot of free time procreating. We folks that are responsible have less free time so that is why the left can muster more lazy ass people than we who work and have jobs.”

    Yes, people, he wrote that. A former Nevada County Supervisor, no less.

    1. This is Todd Juvinall in a nutshell: “Nevada County is still a ‘right if center’ place.” Do you mean “right OF center, Todd?” ROFLOL. And, no Todd, this county is decidedly “purple.” Look at the map: Purple. You are losing ground, Todd. Get used to it! And enjoy the diversity! Heck, you might learn something.

    2. That’s weird. I’ve always had fun in The City and enjoyed meeting with other “heads”. I’m a Moderate and work. Doesn’t Todd keep bragging he’s retired? Therefore he is not working. Pot meet kettle

  2. “we who work and have jobs.” That is a joke, but most everything he says is.
    Todd is a true Trumpist, always the victim and demonize everybody who he doesn’t agree with.

    1. What’s amazing to me is that other then the occasional Pruitt quip, these two mental giants have been having a non-stop two person circle jerk for ages. It’s actually pretty sad in the grand scheme of things.

  3. Todd thinks calling out a misspelled word is somehow a sign of losing an argument. Todd did not graduate from a four-year college, and it shows.

  4. The notion that Todd Juvinall will ever “let it go” is wishful thinking: the childhood bully on the block never stops being a bully just because he becomes an adult–witness our current president. For people like Todd, it’s always someone else’s fault, always that he and people like him are being downtrodden and victimized, always that the “other” is trying to decimate “his” America. In many ways, I can’t help but feel pity for someone whose worldview is so narrow, so insular, and so laced with hatred and bitterness toward anyone who doesn’t share his vision.

  5. What a hoot! Todd and his three “anonymous” friends think our DA is one of them! No, Todd, not by a long shot.

    1. And here’s the Chicago Tribune’s version: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/news/ct-ptb-valparaiso-law-school-move-st-0623-story.html
      “In 2016, university officials announced that the American Bar Association had censured the law school because it was not in compliance with the association’s admissions standards. The ABA notified university officials that the censure had been lifted in the days before officials announced the school would not be accepting new students.” Ouch!

      1. And it gets more laughable. Those of us whose colleges aren’t being “gifted” to other schools to stay afloat are somehow dubbed “elitists.” Of course, Barry.

  6. “Jeff Ackerman picked up on that and kicked him down the road like a horse turd,” a troll writes on Todd’s blog. Except that Jeff Ackerman is in his late 60s working, still working at this rinky dink publication after the Swift publication he was publisher for was sold: https://sierrafoothillsreport.com/2018/05/02/step-aside-rufus-of-the-wenatchee-world-here-comes-jeff-ackerman/ Meanwhile, the other Jeff has doubled his salary, working for himself, without the headaches. So who wound up eating turd? Perhaps Jeff A. can hire Todd Juvinall and his anonymous trolls to sweep the floor at the The Wenatchee World – the premier news, sports, opinion and entertainment source for North Central Washington.. ROFLMAO.

  7. Todd’s only retort: “Todd Juvinall June 29, 2018 at 8:03 PM
    He is the laughingstock of the community.” Sure, Todd.

  8. Here’s a great example of Barry Pruett’s legal acumen (or lack thereof):
    I read this on Todd’s blog, and asked him to remove it because I never said such a thing:
    “AnonymousJune 29, 2018 at 7:52 PM
    Lowell Robinson built an empire that remains today. For Pelline to insult Mr. Robinson truly reveals Pelline’s lack of self esteem and a fool with an inflated ego to justify in his own mind his lifelong dismal failures.
    I have met quite a few like him in business and can spot them light years away. I can spot a guy like that after about five minutes of conversation.
    Pelline is an embarrassment to himself but a bigger embarrassment to his family.”

    Todd refused, and Barry said this on Todd’s blog:
    “Barry PruettJune 29, 2018 at 8:40 PM
    Pelline insulted people without a college degree. Lowell didn’t have a college degree. Pelline tangentially insulted Lowell?! What’s the problem?”

    That is Barry’s “argument,” honestly.. I should sue both Barry and Todd, just to teach them as lesson. But I suspect my lawyer would tell me that they don’t have any money to make it worthwhile. Welcome to the mudslinging world of western Nevada County politics!

  9. This is one of the clown’s responses:
    “AnonymousJune 29, 2018 at 8:59 PM
    Mr. Pelline
    Re: My post at 7:52 6/29/2018
    Wow, now we have a lame brain threatening a libel suit?
    Any civil suit must prove damages and there were none and who was damaged?
    All statements in comment posted at 7:52 are factual and substantiated by other blog comments this week, last week and for a number of years.
    A threat of a libel suit? Prove it Pelline as the judge will ask that and you can’t. Your post over the last few years that were malicious are many and malicious counters any penny ante liable comment.
    STFU and have another 10 boxes of cheap box wine.”

    My response: The discovery phase of this trial alone would be enlightening, exposing all the trolls on Todd’s blog. It would be a community service. There is no proof of any inflammatory statements directed at Lowell Robinson. These people are bullies, clowns, and most of all, unaware that the libelous statements that are published on Todd’s blog are actionable. We could launch a GoFundMe campaign to pay for all this.

  10. Let’s get down to brass tacks: Only 160 votes in our County of about 100k people was the difference between a 3-2 conservative majority and a 3-2 progressive majority on our Board of Supervisors. You can’t get more “purple” than that.

  11. The latest post on Todd’s blog has 30 comments, but only one is a real signature “Barry Pruett.” How’s that for credibility! What clowns.

    1. Oh, look Todd has awakened from his black lagoon. or is that pond scum? banging away on his computer at 7 a.m. enjoy your protest today todd. hope your sign doesn’t have any spelling errors. lol. what a loser.

  12. Wow! Pruett is commenting on Todd Juvinall’s blog at 5:32 a.m. on a Sunday morning. And directing his comments at someone named “TRUE FUE.” You go Barry! Yikes.

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