Sunday, July 13, 2014

Anita Delmer and John Herrmann: Our Jefferson Pioneers

Stay independent, my friends
Mod: You certainly do recall our dear friends Anita Delmer and John Herrmann, two of the leading lights from the Canyon Zone Committee. Something that, despite the addled opposition from the usual sourpusses and knuckleheads, helped to create the kinds of preservationist protections for Sierra Madre's storied Canyon area that we can only dream of seeing extended to the rest of our quaint little city.

Perhaps the development and water moratoriums wisely passed by the City Council last Tuesday will be a first step in preserving the rest of this town from the kinds of destruction the McMansionizers and their a little too clever for their own good lawyers have planned for the rest of our little planet in the foothills?

You do know, one of the great ironies of the day is that The Canyon (the more formal name for that place), thus protected, has become, according to Redfin, one of the hottest real estate markets in Los Angeles County. You can read about that one by clicking here and scrolling down. Which only goes to show, properly shielded from the usual suspects, and safely nurtured by the innate wisdom of the smartest amongst us, our quaint little Canyon is making wealthy land barons of many living up there.

However, once having stooped to conquer, Anita and John decided they needed new frontiers to save, and left that little slice of paradise and headed way up north to Mendicino County and the little 'burgh called Point Arena. There they bought a parcel of wilderness land amongst the mighty coastal redwoods, and made their stand.

Point Arena is well within the erstwhile breakaway State of Jefferson. The portion of California that, if life were cooler than it generally is, would become its own government and save the people living there from the depredations of that deeply corrupt one party regime governing us all from Sacramento.

John, Anita and I joke about the whole Jefferson thing, and apparently it isn't about to happen. But that almost state does have a cool flag, which I posted above. Sort of the Dos Equis of lost causes, with neat merchandizing. Whatever that cause might be. I'm not sure anybody really knows, but stay independent my friends, anyway.

But I have gone way off the reservation here. Anita and John kindly sent me a pictorial guide to their brave new world in the wilds of the nor'western tier, and I thought I should share it with you here.
Mod: And then there are the giraffes. But that is a story best saved for another time.

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27 comments:

  1. And to think most people just stay home and watch TV. Congratulations Anita and John!

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  2. John, thank you for the thoughtful and hilarious recap of our adventures of the last year! And on John Herrmann's birthday of all days! He's delighted. By the way, we're conserving our redwood trees, we have an environmental firm on board to guide our home building plans, and our water tanks hold 5,600 gallons of water for daily use and fire fighting capabilities. We're far from the madding crowd down a quarter mile lane from the private road that leads to our little bit of the Mendocino Coast. Today it's expected to reach the mid 60's. My tomatoes are ripening and I've been harvesting lettuce, kale and turnips for a couple of weeks.

    We miss you all and remain avid Tattler readers! Come on up y'all.

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    1. Happy birthday John! Obviously this is a project for people in their 30s, and I am glad to see you have seized the day. As they say.

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    2. Water? What's that?

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    3. JOHN and Diane ShearJuly 13, 2014 at 8:44 AM

      Happy birthday, John
      Miss you and Anita

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  3. http://www.jeffersonstate.com
    The 2 X's in the Jefferson Seal represent the people being double-crossed by Salem and Sacramento.

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  4. The safety cone in front for John's workshop is a nice touch.

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  5. Congratularions John and Anita. It looks wonderful and we wish you all the best.

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    1. Makes me wonder what I am doing here. What color is the water there?

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  6. The Canyon should be an important lesson to anyone living in Sierra Madre. Protect your neighborhood and your home values will rise. We need to bring Anita and John back!

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  7. Pope Francis: '2 Percent' of Catholic Clergy Are Pedophiles

    http://mashable.com/2014/07/13/pope-francis-catholic-pedophiles/?utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mashable%29&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedburner

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    1. 12:02, why do you hate Catholics?

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    2. You tell us, Mr Matheson.

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    3. because of the men on the supreme court

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    4. Judging by 3:36's logic, the Pope must hate Catholics, too.

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    5. 12:02 obviously has an anti-Catholic agenda.

      A higher percentage of teachers have sexually molested children than have priests. How about posting that?

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    6. 12:02 cites an article that quotes the Pope as saying 2% of priests are pedophiles. Are you denying the infallibility of the Papal Father?

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    7. Nice try. How about 12:02 answering the question. I typed it slowly do it'll be easier to understand. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/07/11/Black-American-from-Baltimore-Where-Can-I-Get-Asylum

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    8. Survey finds teacher sexual abuse 100 times worse than priests:

      http://wizbangblog.com/2011/07/08/sexual-abuse-of-students-in-schools-is-likely-more-than-100-times-the-abuse-by-priests/

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    9. Using Pope Francis's 2% figure, that would be 200%.

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  8. The canyon price rise had nothing to do with the canyon zone . Prices decreased more there than in other parts of sierra madre so when the go back up like all of town to the same level as before it seems like a bigger thing than it was , also several large homes sold which changes things more than when smaller ones sell

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    1. Look mommy! A sourpuss!

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    2. We have Measure V for downtown, the Canyon Zone for the Canyon. The Hillside Management Zone for the hillsides. It is now time that the rest of the town was protected.

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  9. The sprinklers are on at One Carter. So much for watering early or late.

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    1. The snakes are thirsty.

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    1. Yr right. Living off the grid, totally free from all the bills and pressure we all face, in a goofy fake state that, in the outside chance it ever comes into actual existence, will allow its citizens to do pretty much whatever the hell they want without big taxes and the overbearing heavy handed central government control we all face here and, uh, hey. Wait a second.

      What is wrong with that?

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