Don’t vote, don’t complain

(Top, Audrey Denney’s Facebook page; bottom, Rebane’s Ruminations)

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.

5 thoughts on “Don’t vote, don’t complain”

  1. New kids on the block? They people in blue shirts must be out-of-town agitators sent here to change our tired old habits. Resist!

    1. What a hoot! Pruett writes on Todd’s blog this morning, responding to my latest post showing a photo of Audrey Denney supporters juxtaposed against that classic photo of him, Rebane, Juvinall, Steele, and Dan Logue!:
      “Barry Pruett November 6, 2018 at 6:25 AM: I wonder who Audrey commenting on the former Union editor’s blog is. “Mr. Sign Your Real Name” is letting her post anonymously. My bet is it is Audrey Denney. What do you guys think?”

      No, Mr. “Conspiracy Theory,” it’s Audrey Olson Smith, 87, a longtime local, who has commented on this blog for years. He’s obviously not very perceptive! (This post came from Audrey’s iPhone, not her laptop).
      Here’s another one of her comments on my Facebook page this week, responding to this NY Times article, “Trump’s America”: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/04/us/politics/trump-rally-voters.html?action=click&module=Top+Stories&pgtype=Homepage&fbclid=IwAR3b9LykAuaB6HN-sd1jzRwXk-kY7qZFeuLXuuWlaJtdOgKg6LAOUVzVzwU

      “Audrey Ohlson Smith: “I guess at 87 I might be considered old, but this is by far the worst person to occupy the White House. I cannot consider him a president…he is a Buffoon!”

      Pruett — who likes to throw things against the wall to see what will stick (more like an ambulance-chasing lawyer than a Cal- or Northwestern-educated one) — also might like to know that Ms. Smith is a Northwestern University graduate! Her sheepskin will never lose its value! Go Wildcats!

      1. A post from Audrey (Ohlson Smith) of Facebook tonight: ”
        “Audrey Ohlson Smith 23 mins · My biggest hope for tonight was that one of the houses would go blue so we would have checks and balances over this intemperate President. It sounds like the House of Representatives will be Democratic! So relieved…”

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