Liberal Jon drops from City Council race; the reign of Matthew Owen begins?

Perennial THC commenter Jon Yalcinkaya, a.k.a Liberal Jon or LMOB, announced that he will drop out of the race for Eureka’s 2nd Ward City Council seat.

We can’t say we’re surprised – if you read his blog post on the matter, you’ll quickly find that he wasn’t really that interested in being an elected official. (Maybe, THC posits, he was pulling a Trump and was simply infatuated with the idea of being a head honcho.)

Do note that Jon cites a few personal reasons for withdrawing, but also points to the big bad electoral system of Eureka as reason for pulling out. (Another Trump-ism, we suppose. If he wasn’t elected, it would be the fault of the rigged system! (???))

Unfortunately, as much as we hate to see Jon-boy go, this means that Matthew Owen is running uncontested. As you’ll remember from past THC posts, we’re not sure which of them would be worse for Eureka. On one hand, you had LMOB, the enthusiastic candidate who is  self-admittedly unprepared and ill-suited to public office.

On the other hand, we’ve got that pompous jerk Matthew Owen, who finds himself on the opposite side of the spectrum from Jon. In Matty’s mind, there’s not a single other person more qualified for the City Council seat. (Matthew, coincidentally, is all sorts of gung-ho in favor of Eureka’s voting system.) Woe to all ye Eurekan’s – if you thought Atkins was bad, just wait ’til Matty Boy takes the reigns.

Of course, that will realize Matt’s dream of being able to pull the strings in both the City of Eureka and the County of Humboldt via his wife/dummy, Supervisor Virginia Bass. We know, it’s sounding worse by the second.


Yes, that is Mr. Owen’s head to scale.

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13 Responses to Liberal Jon drops from City Council race; the reign of Matthew Owen begins?

  1. sandserat says:

    My introduction to “liberal Jon” was a marathon of writings back and forth on the
    finer points of coastal vegetation removal.

    In a period of relative sea-level rise resilience is paramount and wetlands are the strategy
    to achieve a coastline that may have a prayer in the event of an rising and angry Pacific.

    What Jon did not know is that to remove vegetation within wetlands and their buffers is
    essentially draining the very wetlands one is intending to enhance AND I believe that he had no idea what a coastal wetland means to wildlife and habitat yet he argued ad nauseum for the removal of non-natives no matter how many natives die, how many wetlands were drained or how much wildlife disappeared.

    Liberal? I’d choose a different adjective.


  2. Just Watchin says:

    I think jonboy found out that if he voluntarily took leave from a paying job, he couldn’t go back to his old days of collecting welfare and foodstamps.


  3. Henchman Of Justice says:

    As if anyone is really surprised at this point given the state of local politics being worse than Clinton/Trump………

    In unrelated news, sheriffs bust a new Blocksburg county commercial marijuana grow that was in the permit process. Typical county departments could not plan a birthday party together if they tried, must be the really good technology these days that causes lapses in direct line communication.

    Some consultant guy named “Cotton” was in handcuffs for several hours onsite.

    HOJ says busting consultants is acceptible since consultants are social traitors who can’t create their own work, so they group up to steal wealth from others because these consultants can’t do anything productive in life except steal from another after lobbying gubbamint to be the Pimp.

    It is theft using faux job creating taxations that give benefits to consultants who avoid real work, real labor, honest pay.

    Too many jobs where no physical labor is involved, but the non laborer wants to be paid as if they labored.

    Consultants are like Cal Trans engineers – can’t ever get a project right in its first three attempts because Cal Trans consists of paper pushers who fail at the easiest money in life……

    Consultants are just jealous of attorneys who copy and paste, but charge $100’s per hour to make the appearance of doing something tangible.

    America is so fucked up now, it is really bad when people get paid for doing nothing tangible.


  4. Sam says:

    Oh NOOOOOOOOoooooooooo Not Matt I’m wonderful just ask me! Not I know more than every living thing just ask me! Holy Crap – is that really what it is coming to here????

    Ok, maybe I should run.


  5. Sam says:

    Hoping someone will turn in papers by 5 today


    • Henchman Of Justice says:

      A pastor wins, a pastor wins……by default.

      Gotta love separation of Church and State.


    • Henchman Of Justice says:

      Eureka Ward 2 – 3 candidates drop out.

      Eureka Ward 4 – 1 candidate dropa out

      Both Wards declare victory by default.

      Eureka is so shitty, politics is taking a hit.

      Eureka is so bad, it’s a crime. ~ spoof lyric from Anthrax’s “I’m the Man” album.


      • Henchman Of Justice says:


        hold on,

        wait, wait a little longer, wait….

        another “self ascribed proggie liberal” hospital employee is jumping into the race for McClosky in order to ward off (punny isn’t it) John Fullerton.

        The melodrama is for Saturday Night “Arts Alive” entertainment aficianados because most Eurekans really don’t give a shit about local politics when it all comes down to it.


  6. Just Watchin says:

    Someone should put out an APB on jonny !


    • Just Watchin says:

      I was only half joking about the APB. He has always seemed quite mentally unstable, and I wonder if his “run” for public office might have put him over the edge. Instead of “where’s” Waldo, how about “where’s jonboy”. BOLO !!!!!!


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