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Westside Residents Disturbed by Swastika-Filled Newspaper Dropped on Lawns

Residents thought it was the work of a hate group. It's actually by a political candidate.

From the newspaper distributed by Gary Richard Arnold
From the newspaper distributed by Gary Richard Arnold
Westside residents were disturbed this week by a newspaper dropped on their doorsteps and lawns depicting PGE as Adolf Hitler and President Barack Obama as a killer.

"I don't want to use my name because I don't want my windows blown out," said one, who said he and neighbors felt terrified by the bizarre newspaper.

They saw a man dropping it off who had a Confederate flag on his backpack and thought it was the work of a white extremist hate group. It's not.

It's actually the work of perennial political candidate Gary Richard Arnold, who came to some local fame in October 1982, when in an East Room meeting President Ronald Reagan told him to shut up, according to this article in Time Magazine. 

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"My girlfriend is Jewish and we thought it might have to do with that," said one resident. There is a drawing of Adolf Hitler and swastikas and UN emblems made to look like swastikas.

Arnold has not returned an email for comment. Much of his content is credited to and related to radio conspiracy talk host Alex Jones, broadcast on KSCO-AM in Santa Cruz. Jones made his reputation by claiming that the World Trade Center attack was an inside job by the Bush administration and now says that vaccinations are a way to control the population.

He also says the government has internment camps across the country and the Homeland Security checks at the airports are a way to condition people to being herded to those camps. And the condensation from jet engines, he says, are chemtrails used either for rain control or brain control. 

Arnold ran for County Supervisor last year and collected 18 percent of the vote in a race John Leopold won with 70 percent of the vote.

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Jello Biafra October 07, 2013 at 04:23 PM
Lol!! Wow the smart meter thing is scarily accurate. This is like a graphic novel about all the bad stuff in the world! GMO's, Smart Meters, and all the rest... but where are the superheroes.
AdrianaR October 08, 2013 at 04:05 AM
What's scary is nearly 20% of people in Santa Cruz voted for a nutcase.
Gary Richard Arnold October 08, 2013 at 04:20 PM
AdrianaR's 6 grade response is sad. 16 pages of crucial issues and the little girl can't come up with a cogent response. It might take 10 minutes to come up with a reasoned backed theory disagreeing with just one of many issues of our time. But the little girl (meaning maturity) has a big problem putting together a sentence and conducting a rational argument that goes beyond vindictives. Some people JUST CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH and revert to the "proverbial food fight" maintained between the Left and the Right. Oedi is apparently creative ... when he "comes down" ... perhaps the two coud rub themselves together and add some purpose or meaning to their children like "reactions".
Oedi October 08, 2013 at 04:42 PM
"Comes down" from... what? My fixed and permanent perch several miles above your intelligence level?
Jello Biafra October 08, 2013 at 05:29 PM
The fact of the matter is that everything in our world IS being poisoned. Our water, not just with fluoride but also with industrial waste and pharmaceuticals. Our air, with industrial pollution and heavy metals. Our food, with genetic alterations and built in poisons. And all the evidence I've seen shows that our cells/bodies are effected by microwaves/radiation. So while this tabloid was obviously created with shock value in mind, the underlying message is one that most people I know agree with. Peace, clean air, clean water, healthy food. So before blindly insulting something, consider what it's actually saying. It's like assuming that just because some guy has a leather jacket, tattoos, and a mohawk that he's into violence and hatred. O Santa Cruz, what happened to your diversity, weirdness, and tolerance?

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