This used to be one of my favorite blogs, I sure don't care for the negative hatred coming from it lately, not to mention all the false information in regards to the Harris kids etc. Its sad and awful Phil died, but whats even worse is the boys are Junkies and lost everything Phil worked his whole life for. Merry Christmas.
December 22, 2010 3:24 PM
First of All, The Harris boys will be back up here in a few days with a new captain. It has been my rule NOT to give out any "inside" information, but the shit that is going around and being propagated by people like Anonymous is just that, BULLSHIT!
As you can see from the Photos, the boys looked and acted just fine when they were here to Start the King Crab Season. They exhibited NONE of the signs of "Drug Abuse" that I have become acutely aware of in my over 15 years in the Hospitality Industry, and trust me, I know the signs. Heck, I had been complaining for over a year about a certain individual that everyone else thought was fine before she got arrested in the Major Drug Bust last April. In My opinion the Boys were Clean. This of course is backed up by hard facts; Like the fact that they did not get into any fights or incidents before they went out Crabbing.............Unlike another Boat I could Mention. It is also backed up by the fact that when the so called "Captain" of the CM called in the cops, and they searched EVERY Crew Members belongings they found NOTHING!
Perhaps, instead of spreading "Hatred" (Your Word) You might listen to people who are actually here and saw things first hand. What I saw was two fine young men, obviously still grieving the loss of their father trying to do their jobs. They tried to keep up Traditions, Like the Hair cutting and Making sure to Visit Miss Veda before they headed out fishing. I do not want to cause them any embarrassment, but both of them had years in their eyes when they spotted the picture of their dad on the top shelf at Veda's. Not exactly the drug crazed druggie junkies you called them.
Now, Let us move on to the So called "Captain" that was behind all this Bullshit. From Everything I have heard, and what I saw first hand, The "Captain" succumbed to the "Fame" bug. He was doing anything and everything to get his "15 Minutes". This included riding Jake and Josh constantly, deriding their fishing abilities and at least once making a comment about their father that if at least one other crew member heard it would have resulted in some major Dental reconstruction. I think you all have seen it through the years, but a REAL Captain handles problems ON THE BOAT. They do not wait to get back to land and call in the cops. A REAL Captain is in command of his vessel. And The Cornelia Marie WILL have a Real Captain for the Opie Season. The other one got Fired. Does that Not really say it all?
Next, I want to thank you for Clearing some things up for me. I thought about your comment and how to respond to it for some time. It took a drive down to the other hotel I manage and a slight detour to get some shots of the Northwestern and the Cornelia Marie to really firm up some things in my mind that have been weighing on me for some time. The past 6 or 7 months have been a tough time in my life. Ever since I jabbed my finger with that needle a few months back, and had to go on Anti-virals for that month, and the resultant scare that that brought my health has not been good. Looking back now I really think that was the cause of so many of my health problems this year. I don't think anyone who is not a gay male can understand how devastating having to use and AIDS drug is, not just physically, but psychologically. I am far from a Saint, and it is rare that I don't have some "companionship" at least once a week, but I always "Play it Safe" when it comes to sex, mostly out of abject fear of HIV/AIDS/STD's. I've played it "Safe" my entire life out of a commitment to myself and my partners. To have that sense of "Safety" snatched away was devastating. It has colored my life since then, and not to the better. It took an Eagle flying with me up the road out to the Trident dock while saying my Saint Michael the Archangel Prayer to make everything fall into place. Literally, the Eagle followed along with me, right outside my drivers side window all the way from the Airport to the Trident Dock. Call me silly if you want but I am taking that as a sign. Saint Michael the Archangel throws things like this at me from time to time and I do try to listen. Hey, He's always answered my prayers, sometimes in amazingly complex and intricate ways and I think this was one of them. The Lesson? There is goodness, beauty and magic in the world. Times can be tough and beat you down but the only thing that can really put you down for the count is yourself. To Paraphrase one of my favorite Authors, Robert Jordan in his Epic Wheel of Time Series "Rage against the Darkness and spit in Sightblinder's eye on the Last Day" So, How to accomplish this? I've decided this year to really let my opinions be known, to fight the good fight, and always do it with a smile on my face, because nothing pisses "Them" off more than that. I am going to do the Right thing, Not because it is popular, not because everyone else is doing it, not because it is easy, but because it is RIGHT. If our City Council (which I am rededicating myself to attending) does something idiotic they are going to hear about it on the blog and in person. The Same goes if they do something Right. But I am not stopping there. If something happens statewide, nationally, or internationally and it appeals to me You will hear about it on this blog. I have some 300 followers, and while that might not be all that many it is always "Better to light one candle than curse the darkness". So with God's help expect to see a newly revitalized CB this year; hang on for the ride.
So, getting back to the "Hatred" that is supposed to be on my blog. I would say it was more "bitterness" I hope to change that. I think your response was more directed towards my Anti Joe Miller comments however. I stand by them. Joe Miller is, was and always will be an idiot. Much as I love her, Sarah Palin picked the wrong guy on this one.In response to another comment about My support of Lisa Murkowski and How she is now voting "For everything Obama wants" I really must say you are misjudging her. Lisa is doing the RIGHT things. Right For Alaska, Right for the Nation and Right for the world. The Things that she voted for: The Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell, The 9-11 first responders bill, and the START treaty were all good Bills. Just because Obama was for them does not necessarily mean they are bad. Heck, Even a Broken Clock is right at least twice a day!! Yes, I think Obama is an idiot and should never have become President. I think that the next two years will see the repeal of ObamaCare and the end of his time as President. In fact I pray for that every night. Still, it is not like he is Nancy Pelosi and is actually EVIL, Personally I do not think he is smart enough to be really evil. That Job was Rob Emmanuel's.............
OK, so Now that I am done with my rambling and soul searching (Gosh I feel Better having gotten all that out) On to the Deadliest Catch Updates!
The Cornelia Marie is Down at the Unisea Dock all ready for the guys to come back. Most of Original Productions crew is "Hopefully" coming in this week, although we do have a storm on the way tonight that might screw things up for a day or so. We will see.
And Out at the Trident Dock I think Sig let Jake dock the Boat again!!
Our Old Friend the Farwest Leader is there keeping her company as she waits for Sig, Jake and the Rest to get back here.
Sill in good shape for having set empty for the past month or so. She is a bit lonely though and is really waiting for the guys to get here.
And then there is the best kept boat in the Fleet, CD's Hubby Captain T's Boat the Stimson.
Got to love the new darker blue paint.
Speaking of Paint, the mornings have been painted with pink everywhere and it put me in the perfect mood for a quick drive around after dropping some Housekeepers Down at the Unisea Inn when our regular driver was too busy with guests.
I thought you all might like to hear Alexander singing the sunrise in yesterday. It did turn out to be an almost perfect day. Just made for inspiration and self-aware revelations. I mean really, there are not that many people in the world who get to hear eagles every day, especially on the perfect winter morning.
So everyone, I hope this year will be as blessed for you all as it was for me yesterday.
Oh, One last thing before I sign off, Is that Idiot from the NATIONWIDE INSURANCE commercials as grating on the nerves to you as he is too me? I actually called the 1 800 number yesterday and complained that those commercials ensured that I would never buy their insurance. The Operator had no clue what to do with my comment, so I just put through to a Managers Voice Mail. Still no call back..................at least it made me smile!
Catch you all later