Thursday, September 1, 2005


PROBLEM: We are watching a concentrated effort by the Democrat State legislature, the press, and the Public Employees Union to discredit Governor Schwarzenegger before the special November election.

Legislation acted on by the Democrat-controlled body seems not interested in solving the serious problems facing our state. We are running out of electricity, water and gasoline, although we have a bloated bureaucracy to handle those needs. Instead of problem solving, our highly paid regulators and elected representatives make it more difficult to build roads, houses, and refineries and solve our water problems. They concentrate on taking land off of the tax rolls and prohibiting accessibility, and spend time fighting to legalize gay marriage and micro-chip bullets.

The Governor is making a gigantic effort to begin changing our state back to a place where common sense prevails in its governance. His initiatives are reasonable approaches to get things moving forward as they address protecting paychecks against union dues being spent for political purposes without the approval of the worker, taking redistricting away from those who benefit from drawing unfair boundaries, and giving parents the assurance of parental notification when a
minor seeks an abortion.

SUGGESTED ACTION: Let's help the Governor by writing letters to the editor. Letters to our elected officials would no doubt fall on deaf ears, but letters appearing in newspapers get the attention of those who vote. You will notice that our local papers are filled with inaccurate letters criticizing our President and Governor. We need to counteract those with true facts and support what we believe in. If you are hesitant about writing, or feel you do not have enough facts to write a letter, just contact me and I will provide you with necessary information. The County Central Committee will need help to get the vote out by working precincts and making phone calls. Volunteer your time. It is necessary to get involved and make a difference.

Friday, April 1, 2005

President’s Message April 2005

“Act… to do something; exert energy or force; carry out an action; to produce an effect” “React… to act in response to an agent, influence or stimulus; to act in a reverse direction or manner; to act in opposition, as against some force ”
(Source… Webster‟s American Family Dictionary, copyright 1998)

In recent weeks, example after example has demonstrated the major contrast between the Republican camp and the Democrat one. Republicans ACT and Democrats REACT.

I‟ll share three current examples, although I could fill the whole newsletter without even trying.
1. President Bush and the Republican-led Congress are trying to seat some outstanding judges who actually KNOW and CARE what the U.S. Constitution says, yet Democrats block their efforts, intent on seating judges who MAKE UP the law as they go.
2. Republicans recognize that Social Security is a train running out of control on dilapidated rails, yet Democrats argue that we don‟t need to be concerned until we reach the canyon where the bridge is out.
3. Republicans tend to recognize that life is God-given and although we can assemble it
in a Petri dish, we can not actually CREATE life. Ending it is a very serious and gutwrenching ordeal. On the other hand, many (but not all) Democrats and most liberal news commentators view ending life as a right when it is an inconvenience, whether deemed “a woman‟s right to
choose” or euthanasia for the in firm. While Democrats often trash traditional marriage as discriminatory against “alternate life styles”, they did a 180 degree flip in the Terri Schiavo case, arguing that because her„ husband‟ wants her dead, everyone else, including her family who loves her, should just back off and respect “the sanctity of marriage”! Can you believe the hypocrisy? Marriage is sanctioned only when it serves a liberal agenda.

It is a strange world we are trying to navigate. After having sat in many history classes and rightly hearing the evils and injustices of slavery, I can‟t help but wonder how our descendants (if our civilization lasts another 150 years) will vie w our 21st century hypocrisy. We wised up and recognized slavery as the barbaric institution it was. Why don‟t Democrats recognize the injustices of our time?

I am proud of all of you ladies and our men who support our shared cause. Don‟t give up. Keep talking the talk and wa lking the walk to spread our legitimate and worthy Republican principles. Others are watching and depending on us, because the alternative is unthinkable! bSheryl Fearrien

Tuesday, March 1, 2005

Eureka Republican Women Federated Welcomes Dr. Alistair McCrone

How can we best utilize our natural energy resources?

Did you know that Japan has 29 liquefied gas receiving stations - we have 4?

Listen to a scientist, who will give us a world wide picture of THE HYDROCARBON AGE: Oil, Natural Gas and other Energy Sources. Don’t miss our next meeting on Friday, March 11th, when Dr. Alistair McCrone will address us on the above issues. Let us stay informed on a subject which is of vital concern to the world populations!

Dr. McCrone is the immediate past President and Professor of Geology at Humboldt State University (1974 to 2002), and has been widely recognized for his research and contributions in the field of geology.

He started his career as a well site geologist with the British American Oil company, and then became field geologist and Field Party Chief with Shell Oil Company in northwestern Canada. His
numerous awards and recognitions have included presiding over the New York University Chapter of Sigma Xi, the science honorary association; the 2000 Erasmus Haworth Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Kansas, and the Golden Dozen Award from Humboldt State University.

In his retirement Dr. McCrone continues as an active member of science-related and civic organizations. He reads avidly especially matters relating to his field of expertise, and history. He enjoys playing golf. Dr McCrone’s wife, Judith, is a member of ERWF. Their three adult children, two sons and a daughter, and their four grandchildren all reside in Seattle.

President’s Message March 2005

FREEDOM! Over the course of the first two months of this new year, I was reminded in so many ways of our blessings of freedom - on the faces of our brave young troops defending our freedom and security, in the emotional, first-hand account of growing up in Saddam Hussein's regime by our January guest speaker Mr. Haider Ajina, in the smiles of Iraqis as they voted in their first real election in half a century, in the school children's celebrations of Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays with construction paper hats and cotton ball beards, and in the fact that anyone can still say anything in America without fear of being jailed or literally losing their head. As an educator, the abuse of this last one hits close to home. The pseudo Native American
professor from Colorado has the protected freedom to spew his insidious venom wherever people are dumb enough to buy it. One of my heroes, Ronald Reagan, described this particular freedom thirty-two years ago on February 13, 1973, when he said, "Freedom should be the right to be stupid if you want to be."

We must never take for granted the most basic of blessings we have inherited as Americans, FREEDOM! It is not free. It was and is being earned for us by three centuries of young Americans willing to put themselves in harm's way for us. Please, please, don't ever take this blessing for granted. Stand up when our leaders are degraded for having the strength of character to do what is right, instead of doing what is popular. Politely, but firmly correct the misguided when they publicly or privately state something that you know is not true. Teach your children our true history. Do not blindly rely on our public school system to do it. As a teacher, I know this one inside out. I must look long and hard to find accurate material to use with my students, and most often I create my own. Sadly, because of time restraints and perhaps just not knowing any better, most teachers, I believe, rely on the politically (in) correct version that has infiltrated most of our public school textbooks and the minds of many in authority. When your child comes home with some outrageous statement about our country or leaders, find out the source (textbook, misguided teacher, etc.) and address it. If you don't, who will? All great worthwhile movements started with one, then a few, and finally many doing the right thing. In the children's story, the Little Red Hen (do you think it was any accident that she was Red?) and her little (Republican?) chicks worked hard for the food (substitute
"freedom") while the lazy Dog, Pig, and Cat (feel free to substitute any Blues that come to mind, except Zel Miller, or any Greens), wanted the food (substitute "freedom"), but were just too lazy to work for it! ... Be a Little Red Hen! She's overworked and could use your help! There are enough (substitute "too many") Blue and Green Dogs, Pigs, and Cats!

And be ever mindful - "The only force powerful enough to stop the rise of tyranny and terror, and replace hatred with hope, is the force of human freedom."
....President George W. Bush, State of the Union Speech, February 3, 2005
Sheryl Fearrien

Tuesday, February 1, 2005


PROBLEM: We have learned recently, Congressman Mike Thompson with the support of Senators Boxer and Feinstein, has introduced House Resolution 233, the so-called “Northern California Wildneress Act”. This would restrict public access to thousands of acres of public lands in Northern California. It would increase wilderness acreage in Del Norte and Siskiyou Counties by 39,000 acres.

This area already has 152,000 acres of public land under lock and key. Opposing this extraordinarily harmful measure is Republican State Senator Aanestad. Mr. Aanestad represents this area. The Senator has forwarded a letter of opposition to Republican Congressman Richard Pombo, Chairman of the House Resource Committee. Mr. Pombo is Republican State Senator Aanestad, who represents this area.

SUGGESTED ACTION: Express your opposition by contacting Congressman Thompson and Senators Boxer and Feinstein. Also express your concerns to Congressman Pombo at

RESIGNATION: John Danforth, US Ambassador to the United Nations, is resigning and there is an organization pushing for the selection of magazine editor and conservative icon, Steve Forbes. The organization “Move America Forward”, wants someone to represent the US at the UN who is smart, tough, and not afraid to fight the Anti-American zealots at the UN. I personally spent time with and was on the payroll of Mr. Forbes during his Presidential bid and cannot think of a better choice. He is a brilliant man who loves America and would be an outstanding person reresenting us at the UN. To get an idea of how M r. Forb es feels about the UN, read “Steve Forbes: Expel Murderous UN From New York.” http:/

SUGGESTED ACTION: E-mail President Bush and Vice President Cheney and let them know you want
someone of the caliber of Mr. Forbes to be fighting for American interests at the UN. and VEE SORENSON

Humboldt Republican Women Federated welcomes Lori Metheny

Lori Ann Metheny is the new chairman of the Humboldt County Republican Central Committee. Prior
to relocating to Humboldt County, she served as Chairman of the Tehama County Republican Central
Committee (2000 to 2003).

Lori Ann Metheny has worked actively on many local, state and federal campaigns and attended the
swearing-in and inaugural ceremonies of George W. Bush in 2001 and again in 2005.

With experience in corporate administration, fiscal planning, and human resources management,
Metheny has taught as an adjunct faculty member for Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Community College. She
also managed the American Red Cross in Tehama County as their Chief Executive Officer.

She has been an active community member and brings a wealth of experience to her new area.
Lori Metheny lives in Arcata, is married to Mitch Metheny, and has two children

President’s Message - February 2005

As I considered ideas for this month’s message, one theme kept presenting itself.

Everywhere I looked or listened, there it was, being abused. Senators Kennedy, Pelosi, and Byrd disgraced themselves shamefully with their lack of it d uring Dr. Rice’s confirmation hearing. The so-called “main stream med ia” likewise demonstrated their utter disregard for it leading up to, and after, the historic elections in Iraq. And as I graded final assignments and completed first semester report cards, it was painfully missing for some of my students.

On the other hand, the rest of my students were right on target. Many commentators on Fox News exhibited a healthy respect for it during and after the Iraqi election. And the doom and gloom whiners in Congress were outshined by others who respect this most valuable of traits. Have you guessed what it is?....... It is PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY! Isn’t it time we all stood up for it and confronted the abuse of it at every turn? No longer should we remain quiet. OUR man is in the White House and the hearts and minds of most, yes, most Americans, agree with him. President Bush, just like President Reagan before him, is making tough decisions to make our nation and world safer, restore common sense and decency throughout our land. As knowledgeable Republicans, it is our personal responsibility to share our message with those who are yet uninformed. Can we do it in a blue county in a blue state? Yes, we can! And if we succeed, history will be a more pleasant subject to teach in the future!

What was it like to attend the swearing-in and inaugural ceremonies of George W. Bush in 2001 and again in 2005? Sheryl Fearrien

How can we Republicans best get the word out here in Humboldt County? Our speaker, Lori Metheny, the new chairman of the Humboldt County Republican Central Committee, will share her experiences and expertise and inspire us at our next meeting on Friday, February 18th.

Don't miss it! Let’s keep the momentum going. Sheryl Fearrien
Date: Our next meeting on Friday, February 18, 2005
Time: 11:30am
Place: Samoa Cookhouse
Price: Full Meal $ 10.67 + tip Soup/Salad/Bread $7.4 5 + tip
Information: Call Eileen (442-4834) for reservations if not contacted by Telephone Committee.
Speaker: Lori Metheny