Adam Hill’s misogyny has no bounds

January 29, 2017

SLO County Board of Supervisors 2017


Adam Hill revealed his insulting character and obnoxious belligerence in castigating outstanding San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors Debbie Arnold and Lynn Compton in his opinion piece last week in the New Times titled “The gloves are off.”

In his latest rant, Hill claims Arnold has a “limited grasp of public policy,” resorts to “scripted talking points” and has a “lack of knowledge.” He writes that Compton “yells at staff, publicly bludgeons them, rejects facts” and is ideological.

In an ongoing pattern of name calling and promoting alternate facts, Hill claims that Compton joins Arnold “in rejecting the advice of technical experts” and that Arnold and Compton are “either closet liberals or unwitting dupes in a larger conspiracy.”

Hill argues that those who have differing views from his own are colluding “against the interests of the county.”

In judging these two outstanding women, Adam Hill may be seeing his own image in a mirror reflecting his deceit and venom, for “the faults we see in others oft times exists in ourselves.”

But could the real issue be that Supervisor Adam Hill has been politically beaten by two women in a majority that now controls the SLO County Board of Supervisors?

Suck it up, Adam – you have lost and you are both a poor loser and a rude bore.

Otis Page is a long-time Arroyo Grande resident who retired 15 years ago.

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As a constituent, I’m most grateful Supervisor Arnold was re-elected. She’s the most responsive elected official I’ve met, and her generosity sharing her knowledge of public policy has helped me adjust to SLO County living. We don’t want the mess Los Angeles has become to infect SLO’s way of life. It’s strong elected officials like Supervisors Compton and Arnold, with their deep sense of community, who are engaged to protect us. Thank you for your leadership, ladies.

Well, I could write about my dislike of Adam Hill and his bullying for days, but what is written here does not, in my book, qualify as misogyny. Just because a man disagrees with a woman, it does not mean that he is misogynistic or discriminatory. Sometimes, women are wrong. We don’t hear too many cries about misandry, however, so what is really going on here?

While I could care less about any politicians on the SLO BOS, this absurd op ed takes the cake for sophistry, misdirection, hubris and lies. Though such an op ed was predictable for someone who supports the most obscene, racist, misogynist, hateful, cowardly, draft dodging chicken hawk POTUS in US history while refusing to comment on the atrocious behavior of the extreme right wing members on the BOS. This was good for a laugh though as Page follows the tried and true methods of his mentor Trump… “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” Joeseph Goebbels

Otis, this is clearly an opinion of yours personally and not based on reality. I attend Board of Supervisors meetings and have not witnessed any misogyny on the part of Mr. Hill. Anger, yes, but rightfully so, as Mrs. Compton, Mrs. Arnold, and Mr. Peschong, are stonewalling Mr. Hill and Mr. Gibson. Your post is false news and #alternatefacts You have an opportunity to report responsibly, it’s a shame your interests are in furthering the divide in our polarized local political environment.

Respectfully HeatherGrey, the “reality” is the opinion by Hill in the New Times. It is not “false news” except if Hill lied in stating them. .See Opinion “The gloves are off” By ADAM HILL January 25, 2017

Thank you for your reply. I reread the article you mentioned and don’t see the misogyny you’re seeing there. We will have to agree to disagree, respectfully. You have an opportunity to use your voice positively. Haven’t we all had enough of the division?

Again, respectfully, HeatherGrey the term “misogyny” is not alleged in the Opinion. It is inferred by someone writing the headline, probably for good reasons. Besides, why would I disparage misogynist comparing them to Hill when the issue is political not social?.

I’m sorry Otis, aren’t you a christian? Misogamy is a large part of your religion, right?

Take it from the great christian reformer John Calvin:

“Woman is more guilty than man, because she was seduced by Satan, and so diverted her husband from obedience to God that she was an instrument of death leading to all perdition. It is necessary that woman recognize this, and that she learn to what she is subjected; and not only against her husband. This is reason enough why today she is placed below and that she bears within her ignominy and shame.”

Go to your bible…

Genesis 3:16, Exodus 20:17, Exodus 21:7, Deuteronomy 22:20-21, Deuteronomy 22:28-29, 1 Kings 11:3, Numbers 30:1-16, Numbers 31:17-18, Leviticus 12: 1-8, Leviticus 15: 19-31, 1 Corinthians 14:34, Colossians 3:18, Ephesians 5:22-24, 1 Timothy 2: 11-15, 1 Corinthians 11:2-10, Revelation 14:3-4

To name a few, just a few….

This issue is not only a political and social issue but one that reverberates in the pews of your churches, synagogues and masques; places it seems to do the most damage in. Clean that up and then come talk to us about our BOS…

Sorry but I have heard of at least two incidents where a claim towards misogyny COULD be made with Hill (one with Gibson involved too.) Maybe he’s just a bully and in those 2 incidents his victims happened to be female but his past activities have made him subject to such claims. (Neither incident actually occurred at a BoS meeting but some of his other behavior there proves that he is far from a saint.)

Perhaps you think his anger is justified but part of the job is (or at least should be) having the maturity and self-control to keep it under control and respond in a civil way if at all. THAT would go a long way towards creating a less “polarized local political environment.” As I see it, he is the local equivalent of our new President in terms of personality. Political views aside, I could not vote for either one.

Perhaps I should have used the word frustration instead of anger. I hear what you’re saying and appreciate your point of view. I agree that self-control and civility are necessary and would create a less divided environment.


Interesting comment!

Your two Adam Hill and Bruce Gibson have stonewalled Lynn Compton and Debbie Arnold over and over again.

I can’t believe you actually go to the BoS and actually view through honest eyes. Since you are rooting for Adam Hill you cannot be objective on this subject because he was voted back in and it is OK to be a dirt bag (nice way of saying many no so nice things in two words).

I have personally been witness and attacked and had to help others defend themselves. Going to jail would be a first step for all the wrong Adam Hill had done. This board talk is lite stuff not the heavy arm twisting and bullying.

Get real or your mother never taught you right from wrong but used the pages out of Rules For Radicals to wean you.


Thank you for your comment.

I’m rooting for the collective success of our BoS, as I hope everyone is. I’m in Mr. Hill’s district and want my voice heard, so in this way I am absolutely wanting his votes to matter, but that doesn’t mean I am viewing him with blinders on. I want everyone’s voice to be represented on the Board. Personal disagreements cannot cause the BoS to discount whole Districts, I don’t agree in anyone doing that. And to use the excuse that one group was stonewalled, so they allowed stonewall the others in retaliation is absurd, we can’t keep working that way. THIS is why our country is so greatly divided.

I’m being objective. The article was about misogyny, which is a hot word these days, and as a woman I am very sensitive to it, however I don’t throw that word around lightly and don’t see it in the article mentioned or the meetings I’ve attended. The personal experiences you’ve had are yours to develop your opinion with, as our mine.

I’m going to ignore your hateful remark about my mother as you don’t know me, and rather give you the benefit of the doubt that you’re blinded by your hate for opposing opinions and taking that out on a stranger online.

Peace be with you.