Oakland Green Party meets David Curtis
Ann Garrison and David Curtis question Cynthia McKinney in Santa Rosa, CA
I have officially resigned as the Green Party’s “Cheerleader-in-Chief” and will no longer respond to any request from any Green or Green candidate until Greens, such as yourself, demand that the Green Party of California respond to MAPA’s very public charges made against Michael Feinstein, Jack Lindblad and Sasha Karlik regarding the “racially-motivated political revenge” that was behind the unfair arrest and repulsive, 2-year long, disgraceful, and fruitless persecution of MAPA (then) president, Nativo Lopez.
The Green Party has had their heads in the sand for far too long re: the malfeasance of MF and his centralized power crew and until Greens and Green candidates, who purport/dare to represent our Key Values, actually pull their ostrich heads out of the sand and DO something about this deplorable and very specific problem, that has already driven hundreds of our best Green volunteers away, and is currently driving our Green Party over the cliff in California, heading us towards certain and complete loss of ballot status for our party in the state of California (which is imminent, thanks to the MF cabal…)…then I refuse to lift one finger to help any Green until this problem is finally settled, which, unfortunately, includes your request.
I am through helping Greens until they prove to me that they truly will support, protect and defend our 10 Key Values, which they have certainly not been doing.
The continuing and ongoing disgrace of hypocrisy represented by the corrupt MF private millionaires’ club is an anathema to our values, and is murdering our party in California.
I’m through with it, until I see Greens DO something about that motherfucker, which is, I guess, what his initials stand for. You may quote me.
Sorry to unload on you, David, but this is deadly serious, and if you don’t believe me, ask any one of the hundreds of Greens who left our party because of our shameful hypocrisy, which I will no longer support or even tolerate.
Even the thought of getting involved in any more Green campaigns sickens me, knowing what I know about the 1%’ers who are running our party into the ground and covering up their centralized base that is wrecking our chances for a strong Green Party that believes in the 10 Key Values.
Sorry you got caught in the crossfire on this one, David, and I wish you well, but I will not help any Green until this issue is resolved satisfactorily (which it won’t be…because we’ll lose our ballot status long before the ostrich Greens do anything about it).
Los Angeles County is the worst county for Greens in the nation and the most corrupt and hypocritical of any political party membership…including the Republicans, and that makes me ill.
This is not personal at all. It is political. If you want my support, my help, my fundraising skills, etc…then go do something about MF. Until then, please don’t ask, because I will merely repeat this message over and over.
Thank you for understanding.
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August 2006-(in progress)- Doctorate of Philosophy in English Studies, at Illinois State University, Normal Illinois, Emphasis in Creative Writing Pedagogy.
June 2005- Master of Fine Arts, Antioch University, Los Angeles, California.
Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing.
May 2002- Master of Arts, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona.
Degree in English, Creative Writing-Poetry.
May 2000- Bachelor of Arts in English, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las
Vegas, Nevada. Minor in Film Studies.
Fall 2009-Spring 2010- Part Time Faculty at Bradley University, Peoria Il. Taught English 101.
Fall 2006- Present Adjunct Instructor at Illinois Central College, East Peoria IL, Courses include: Composition I & II, Basic Composition, literature, Creative Writing:Poetry, and Modern Humanities, including teaching British Literature and Composition at Methodist College of Nursing of Peoria. Use Blackboard for course organizer.
Spring 2006- Adjunct Instructor. Community College of Southern Nevada. Taught College Literature to high school students for dual credit.
Fall 2002- Spring 2006 Adjunct Instructor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Freshman
Composition and Rhetoric, World Literature II.
Fall 2000-Spring 2002 Graduate Assistant, Northern Arizona University,
Flagstaff, Arizona. Taught freshman composition course English 105.
Service (Scholarly and Community)
2011- Present Aesthetics committee of Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington Normal.
2009-2010 Search Committee for a Senior Settled Minister, Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington-Normal.
2008-2011 Worship Committee, Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington Normal.
2008 December- Illinois Central College, Sigma Tau Delta Fundraiser- “Pie the Professor!” Recipient of pie in the face by one of my students to raise money for an English Scholarship.
2007-08 Writing Committee, Grad Student Representative Illinois State University English Department.
2012 “My Inner Wendy,” essay. Red Fez (Web)
2012 Affirmations (collected poetry) Amazon Kindle Books, www.amazon.com (by Andy Hall)
2011 Poem, Unshod Quills (web)
2009 Original Haiku performed at Vegas Valley Book Festival by the Honorable Mayor Oscar Goodman, Las Vegas, NV
2008 Poems: Decomp Magazine (Web), nominated for a Pushcart Prize for “”Intake”
Red Fez (Web), Asinine Poetry (Web)
2006- Euphemism- “Crazy Rant” poem (Web)
2003- Pearl Magazine- Surgery Poem (Print)
2000-2001 -Thin Air Magazine- Northern Arizona University Managing Editor
Academic and Literary Activities
2013 Presentation: Poetry For The Rest Of Us for Between The Lines series, Illinois Central College
2012 Presentation: The Americanization of Pat Tillman for Between The Lines series, Illinois Central College (with ICC Professor Paul Resnick
2010 Reading at New Directions, English Graduate Symposium. Illinois State University, Normal, IL
2009 Reading at Art Gallery, English Graduate Creative Writers. Illinois State University, Normal IL
2008 Reading at New Directions, English Graduate Symposium. Illinois State University, Normal IL
2006 Fall Reading at Euphemism Publication Release- Illinois State University Normal, Il.
2006 Winter Reading at Far West Pop Culture Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
2003 Las Vegas Citylife Poetry Contest- Second Place- Sonnet- “To My Brother.”
2002- Selected as one of 20 Nevadan poets with lines inscribed on a bridge in
downtown Las Vegas.
2002 Spring Reading at Northern Arizona English Graduate Symposium.
2001 Spring Reading at Northern Arizona English Graduate Symposium.
1992-Present Perform original poetry publicly on numerous occasions: featured or competitor
Including National Poetry Slam, Bowery Poetry Club in New York, NY, Arcosanti, Arizona, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Sacramento, CA, and many others.
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(we) attended a Supervisor Adams house party tonight to discuss the Housing Element.
David Curtis The consensus in the room was some number of sites (are) green lighted, less than 200 units, mix of affordable/market rate housing. 3 story height limit.
Jimmy Fishbob Geraghty What about people outside the room? What did they think?
DC 200 of them get houses (in theory), the number is subject to change, it depends on the actual projects (like I have been saying for some months now.) I think the final number will be 200-500 get houses. (in theory) I gave her (Susan Adams) your messages don’t worry. She called me “Dave” though, which pisses me off.
JFG Never miss an opportunity to get pissed off. I’m surprised you missed the ABAG-MTC EIR comment meeting…I would’ve thought that stuff right up your alley.
DC (I’ve got competing meetings up the wazoo) Everyone in the room agrees that (any) school addition needs to be built in to the budget. The EIR is 1500 pages, have you read it? I am reading it still. It (The EIR) is mostly BS. My comment is: reject the EIR, build the (redacted) houses. Local control of the building of the (redacted) houses.
JFG The schools have a problem already, the poor people are not going to bail you out, rally to stop the screwing in that neighborhood…I’m not complaining about it. We always have local control… that nonsense is just a myth.
DC The builders of the houses will pay for the schools, period. As will the tax payers…as always. Developers pay for the schools. Basic concepts. This whole exercise is non-sense. Unfunded state-mandated BS. MANY people have tried to develop the properties. The ball has been dropped like ten times now. (Some of) The developers were there in the room. Got the whole thing. (Some of) The developers were there in the room. Got the whole thing.
JFG Depends on the laws, right now prop 13 lets newcomers support the old-timers and affordable developers have a pass, the price communities pay for not taking care of business.
DC Hoyt f-ed one of the sites with his ghetto dry cleaning business.
JFG Which developers were in the room?
DC (Susan has a list) Lucas got fed up with the Nimbys.
JFG LOL, to keep the white shirts pressed for the oppressors.
DC Yeah, I have to type up the notes.
DC I think (name) recorded it.
JFG Was this a house meeting and was everyone aware of the recording?
DC This was a house meeting, some number were aware of the recording, two, I think two were aware of the recording. (Name) was sitting there holding her phone so, some number with IQs were aware of it. About 20 in the room total.
JFG I think that is illegal, everyone holds their phones in meetings nowadays. You need mind-reading skills to know what people are doing with them, not IQs.
DC I have no control over what an attorney does with her personal phone dude. Basic stuff. It was a private house meeting. The rules don’t apply here. Just like the fake (POTUS) debates…We could have handcuffed Adams to a chair. Totally legal.
JFG That is exactly where rules apply, public meetings are open game…
DC The house makes the rules. Just like Vegas.
JFG We know you have no control over her…
DC I took notes with a pen. Ask (name), she’s the attorney. I just make pretty drawings. The schools are maxed out. The developer pays for the schools. Which means Bridge is OUT. (One could be) begging some developers to submit plans now. But they won’t given the PLAN BS. The developers are saying Hoyt pays for clean up. Hoyt is a cheapskate, supposedly. Everybody is going to sit on their hands until the PLAN vote. Susan is only one vote, have to talk to two more Supes. Not in my job description at that point. (The Nimby’s are freaked out I took notes…LOL) Heavily FREAKING NIMBY ACTION LIVE RIGHT NOW.
WM A nonprofit developer like Bridge does not need to pay for schools. Just like all the people living in Marinwood and Terra Linda were not required to build schools when there homes were built, thus creating the need for new schools. What you are proposing is absurd.
DC What is it you think I am proposing?
WM Bridge already bought the land. It would be very sad if they were in fact out because they are very skilled residential developers. The website you linked to was a very confusing conversation between you and Jimmy, but it appeared you suggested developers pay for new schools.
DC What I am suggesting will be coming through an attorney (not a posted blog conversation). I am a residential designer. I like houses.
WM Then what is your objection to Bridge?
DC OUT is too strong a word.
WM Alrighty, what is the best word then?
DC My objection is with a blanket zoning request that HOSES the whole County. The County is being hosed. HOSED is the correct word.
WM These are intentionally cryptic, meaningless sentences. Why don’t you just say what you mean exactly.
David Curtis The state-mandated zone overlay is a hose job. Is that clear?
DC 700 units in my ‘hood is a hose job. 200 units = not a hose job. Pretty Hills, the nimbys like the pretty hills.
WM I think the overlay zone in general is an excellent zoning designation, and I followed the county housing element quite closely for some time, I’m not sure what site you are referring to that calls for 700 units or even 200 units. What are you specifically talking about, St. Vincent’s?
DC 15 sites (total) in Lucas Valley Marinwood = 700 Units = Hose Job. Adams says it is down to 170 units = no hose job. (Hence the posting of the FB discussion)
WM The sites in your area are the Bridge site in Marinwood, St Vincent’s and Lucas. Of those, only Marinwood has a chance in hell of being developed, so NO HOSE JOB.
DC (my comments are reflective of the) X number of people yelling on various websites.
DC YEAH NO HOSE JOBS! VIVA THE REPUBLIC! (imagine crowd chanting)
WM I don’t know how to respond since these are phrases that don’t seem to contain any clear meaning.
DC I agree with you, 200 units = no hose job, (but) 3000+ people agree to 170 UNITS (so we are maybe close to a deal-e-o)
DC (40yr resident Nimby’s) Here are (some) goals of Lucas Valley/Marinwood residents:
1. Protect the open space.
2. Cleanup Marinwood Plaza site.
3. Build 170 market rate/ affordable housing units.