Oct 212017
 

Did you know that Travis Allen is having a volunteer meeting?

This is a candidate for Governor in California. This is an official invite from his campaign to a volunteer reception.

Please further note that I went looking for pre-printed flyers for the event, I could not find any.

While I did see an event on his Facebook Page (changed to “Travis Allen” post FPPC Complaint), there were no emails that I am aware of either.

But – if you show up to the convention, you can buy A nice T-Shirt!

When a candidate says they are running a grassroots campaign it usually means they are broke and won’t be able to get off the starting blocks. When hand-written invitations to campaign events are the M.O. this is like advertising it.

Worse for Mr. Allen are several anecdotal reports indicating that he has not acquitted himself well with a number of people here from all walks of the CA GOP coalition. Ouch.

Oct 192017
 

DUDE! Like, I am running for Governor. But, I didn’t pay two years worth of income taxes…. DOH!

Republican gubernatorial candidate Travis Allen’s number one campaign issue is taxes. Allen, a state assemblyman, launched a ballot initiative to repeal California’s new gas tax, and has promised to cut state tax rates if elected. “Californians pay among the highest taxes in the entire nation,” he said in a video announcing his campaign.

But Allen himself failed to pay more than $42,000 in federal income tax for 2012 and 2013, public records show — and didn’t shell out until the Internal Revenue Service filed a tax lien against him earlier this year.

He paid the back taxes after getting hit with the lien in February 2017. The IRS released the lien in May, according to documents filed with the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s office.

A spokeswoman for Allen’s campaign attributed the late taxes to a wrong address. Allen moved both his business and residential addresses in the last few years, she said.

“Due to this shuffle, tax notices were sent to a previous address and Assemblyman Allen did not receive them,” the spokeswoman said. “As soon as he was made aware of these issues, he remedied them immediately.”

His 2012 tax debt, $22,209.25, was assessed in November 2013, and his 2013 tax debt, $20,282.92, was assessed in July 2016 — for a total of $42,492.17 that Allen paid late.

The gubernatorial hopeful also failed to pay $269.48 in Orange County property taxes on his speed boat in 2016, and the county government filed a separate tax lien against him in November. That was lifted in February after he paid the taxes on the 2004 Yamaha 23-foot boat.

Orange County Assessor Claude Parrish said small-dollar property tax liens like the one on Allen’s boat are very common. “This could happen to anybody,” he said. “Thousands of people have these liens, and quite often they don’t know it.”

Read the rest of the SJ Mercury News Article here

Travis had a bit fat tax lien an didn’t even know it. Could you imagine what he’d miss as governor of a state with 34 Million people?

Oct 162017
 

Thanks to some extremely bizarre legislation in California, you can self identify as anything these days. It does indeed appear that my friends within the Riverside GOP have failed to do their due diligence on the Sheriff who is self-identifying as a Republican.

Mr. Sniff appears to be all over the board on a variety of issues. When doing research on the Sheriff, I learned that he appointed an LBGT Liaison Officer. I wonder if this was widely advertised?

It was buried in a retirement announcement for the assistant sheriff. (Click the picture of the officer to enlarge the text)

Whether or not gay rights is your issue, the point here is one of priorities. The Good Sheriff has a bizarre set of them. A brand new jail has been languishing for quite a while due to “budget cuts”, yet we have an LGBT liaison officer. I’d assume to deal with the after affects of felons allowed to go free who assault them?

As I’ve been looking in to the Sheriff, I’ve identified a slew of things that are causing me to question everything everyone thinks they knew about him.

Let’s start at a basic question, Is Stan Sniff a Republican?

He is deign to give out CCW Permits, this is a proven fact we will discuss later, he has also given short shift to jails and corrections, another fact we will discuss later. Guns and Law / Order are two pillars of even the most moderate Republican’s platform.

It gets better – in the competitive State Senate District 31 in the middle of Riverside County, tax-raising left-wing “General” Richard Roth can count of Sheriff sniff to endorse and help re-elect him. Richard Roth voted to jack up your vehicle registrations, jacked up your gas taxes twice and helped usher in Cap and Trade which will light up the sky with your energy bills. Cap and Trade is the reason why Riverside County “Republican” Chad Mayes became public enemy number one and is expected to be in the fight of his life for re-election. So why not Stan Sniff? Sniff endorsed Roth in September of 2015, some 10 months before election day, in an effort to discourage any viable Republican from running against Roth, while in the same area Republican Assemblymember Eric Linder was ousted from office.

Sniff called Richard Roth a “True Champion for Public Safety”, yet Roth supported Prop 47 and Prop 57, get out of jail free cards for habitual career criminals. Under those propositions, you can visit the local markets and steal up to $950 worth of stuff and get an infraction. You can then do it repeatedly as those crimes do not pile up. Roth also supported making transmitting HIV a misdemeanor.

Lest you think Stan Sniff’s democrat tendencies are limited to the above, the good sheriff also added another disaster to his endorsement quiver. In 2012, he endorsed leftist democrat Cheryl Brown. Ms. Brown has been like Richard Roth on acid. Brown is so far out there that she has supported legislation so bad that even Governor Moonbean has vetoed it.

It is fair to say that Sheriff Sniff has no clear core convictions. It is also fair to say that Sheriff Sniff aided and abetted the largest tax increases, fee increases and regulatory increases in state history, in addition to the disasters known as Prop 47 and 57.

Does the Sheriff believe that the leftist Social Justice Warriors will come to his aid now that his tenure is seriously threatened? We are seeing an emerging pattern with Sheriff Sniff… stay tuned for more.

Oct 142017
 

Every day I am reminded that Narcissism is alive and well in the body politic. I have written before that I believe Chad Mayes is a classic Narcissist.

Chad Mayes is constitutionally incapable of grasping that he screwed up.

He is also constitutionally incapable of grasping that people want him out of office.

So, we get tweets like this where he seeks to lecture the leadership of the California Republican Party about Steve Bannon.

Mr. Mayes demonstrates repeatedly that he is indeed tone deaf to the Republican Party Platform. Worse, these tweets show that he still thinks he is right and everyone else is wrong. You can not deal with someone this intransigent. He is going to repeat to everyone that the way to the promised land is for the GOP to adopt democrat party policy positions in order to be relevant again.

He has other tweets where he is interacting with the former governor who was the author of AB32, which has caused massive hikes in energy costs, with more coming in 2018 courtesy of un-elected boards created by it.

The problem is how far do you move the GOP Tent to the left before it becomes synonymous with the dems?

The Al Moncada at the bottom of the second set of tweets is an open borders advocate whose limited social media presence is dedicated to attacking President Trump.

The NB in the middle holds himself out as an employee of the CMA (California Medical Association). The NB may be Nick Bertcil who is on the CMA’s website. The California Medical Association is a left-leaning group that lobbies for government money in to the health care industry. They frequently endorse socialized medicine type bills, etc. The people they seem to resent would characterize them as part of the swamp.

Note that Nick Bertcil tagged Joe Justin in his tweet. As we’ve asserted here many times, Justin was an architect of the Cap and Trade deal that ignited Chad Mayes removal as Assembly GOP Leader. You may also recall Joe Justin’s social media profile picture featuring an Obama deadhead shirt.

Kevin Spillane – whose tweet was re-tweeted basically calls the CAGOP leadership racist along with Sheriff Joe Arpaio – has been a left-leaning Republican Political Consultant for years. I’ve known him to work on the campaigns of democrats as well. It is clear Mr. Spillaine was a big loser when Chad Mayes was demoted and has been on a rampage of his own.

Jimmy Camp is a former Republican Consultant who used to run ground operations in targeted GOP Races. In 2008, he publicly stated that he voted for Obama, yet still got work as a GOP Consultant for years after. In 2016, he once against left the GOP because President Trump won the primary.

These are the folks backing up Mr. Mayes and Mayes continues to struggle for relevance.

What this exercise tells me is that even though it feels like Chad was able to “win” by getting good committee assignments and “assistant leader” title, that his nearly psychotic ego has been deeply injured.

Chad Mayes is on the ballot in 2018. I do believe that anyone with the wherewithall needs to donate to the candidate you believe can unseat him and if possible participate in the effort of said candidate. The only way the consultants, lobbyists and people like mayes will learn is by losing.

Even then, if Chad Mayes loses, folks like these will blame an inflexible GOP, blah, blah, blah. When people are unreachable, they need to be removed. In a couple days, before the coming CAGOP Convention, I will have some more to say about Republican Values and why they actually matter – even in a state like California.

 

 

Oct 132017
 

Sheriff Stan Sniff has had a history of fighting with his cops. Sheriff Stan Sniff has had a history of fighting with the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, blaming all of them for every bad decision he has made. At the same time, Sheriff Stan Sniff is providing no leadership for the deputies he still has on the beat.

On the 8th of July, a couple of Riverside Sheriff’s Department Officers responded to a DUI. Here is a link to a quick hit in the local paper.

The officers on the scene did the following:

Unfortunately, Sheriff Sniff will not be able to delete this from the internet as he has with other items that were controversial.

This picture of Sargent Robert Garcia and Community Service Officer Stephanie Perez was actually on Perez’ social media account.

In the three month’s since, there has been nothing out of the Sheriff’s office about this.

Six Firefighters are working on the wrecked car and this is the contribution from Mr. Sniff’s troops?

Maybe the Sheriff needs to take a break from going to the rotary club dinner, the women’s luncheon, the chamber of commerce crab feed and his regularly scheduled bashing of county board of supervisors to actually attempt to enforce some discipline?

It is a fair question to ask.