AD06 Race Update – Flip Flopping? Avoiding Grassroots? More Candidates?

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Oct 282015
 

Remember our post about Lincoln Council-member Gabriel Hydrick joining the AD06 race? Two of his colleagues support Bill Halldin. The other two have not endorsed.

Since posting about Hydrick and hearing about Hydrick, we have heard nothing further. However local Lincoln area electeds beyond the two council-members support Bill Halldin, including Supervisor Robert Weygant.

There was a recent event with the remnant of the Placer CRA which once had 105 members before surrendering its’ charter in May. An estimated 15-20 people were there that were not brought by candidates.

Nugget 1: Cristi Nelson was not present. Every other candidate was. This has been consistent with Nelson’s pattern – she is reputed to be an elitist, preferring to hang around “Money People” only. Secondly, as we have chronicled – she is a social liberal and probably wanted to avoid legitimate questions about her liberal views versus what she claims on her website.

Nugget 2: Kevin Kiley flip-flopped on the No New Taxes Pledge? After saying publicly, he does not take pledges. He did.

Nugget 3: Suzanne Jones appears to have a loyal, hard-core constituency that may help her get some traction in this race. The remnants of the CRA appear to be one such constituency.

Recently, I heard then verified that Ron “Mik” Mikaluco – the embattled El Dorado County D1 Supervisor is talking openly about running for Assembly. This means that Mik has recognized that the serial office-shopper is a formidable candidate he may not be able to deal with and that his best bet is to run for something else. If true, this is a serious boost to Steve Ferry – who is widely regarded as the best chance El Dorado County voters have to free themselves from the chains of Gaines.

Cristi Nelson recently held a fundraiser. Reports indicate that most of the attendees were employees of a large, local business who were there at the behest of the owner in order to create photo-ops for the campaign. Nelson has another fundraiser with a 6-person host committee that just added Senator Gaines to the invite. (No Beth Gaines sighting yet – adding to our suspicions of confusion)

Lastly – I took note of how the announcement of Clay Sigg presented him as the leading candidate in the race, yet neglected the McClintock endorsement of Sigg. Current McClintock endorsee Kevin Hanley has posted about it on Facebook, but nowhere else is it featured. McClintock did endorse Kevin McCarthy for speaker, so you’d think that people would be more excited about such an endorsement. (especially since Hanley just had a fundraiser with McClintock as the headliner!)

Beth Gaines For (Fill in the Office Here), Funded With YOUR Tax Dollars! 1,132,095 Pieces of Mail At Our Expense.

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Oct 222015
 

1,132,095 pieces of mail. You know – this is for “communicating” with constituents. Like the 26 pieces of mail sent in 2014 when she was on the ballot for re-election. Since Beth only ripped off the taxpayers for 21 pieces from 7/11/2011-11/8/2013 – you’d assume that the onslaught of mail in 2014 was done in order to help Beth conserve the remaining dollars in her campaign accounts as she was preparing to shop for her next government paycheck.

Beth Gaines was shopping for her next office in 2014, before she was re-elected to her last term in the Assembly. Every close and seasoned political observer knows this.

Beth Gaines sent 453,074 pieces of mail at taxpayer expense in 2014. Let that sink in. 453,000 pieces. Only 7799 of them came after election day in 2014, (ostensibly to help set up her next run somewhere else). A closer look at the Assembly Open Records Act Request your intrepid blogger obtained shows the ugly truth.

When Andy Pugno challenged Beth Gaines in 2012, she sent 154,285 pieces of mail in the primary of 2012, and another 161,495 pieces in the general election. ‘

The outrageous totals are here:

11-12 – 315,780 pieces (8 separate mailings)

2013 – 212,130 pieces (13 separate mailings)

2014 – 453,074 pieces (26! separate mailings)

YTD 2015 – 151,111 pieces (13 separate mailings) – most have gone to El Dorado County where she is running for office in 2016.

Total = 1,132,095 pieces. 60 Separate Mailings. We paid for it all.

Which gets us to 2015. Beth Gaines knew she had decided on shopping for El Dorado County Supervisor. This is obviously why I have gotten reports of people in El Dorado County receiving at least 4 pieces of mail each, with one uncorroborated report of one resident getting 8 pieces of mail.

Even though the records request did not show where the mail went – we know from people in the El Dorado Hills Area (which is where her next would-be office is and whose district overlaps the assembly district – how cozy), who have been getting a bunch of Assembly Mail from Beth Gaines.

You can conclude that Beth Gaines is abusing the Assembly Mail program to buttress her campaigns for office, and is doing so at our expense.

Witness – We have never gotten a piece of Assembly mail from Beth Gaines. No one we know in Roseville has gotten a Piece of Mail from “Assemblymember” Beth Gaines since 2012 when she was fighting for her political life against Andy Pugno.

Beth Gaines is proud of telling people she does not take the $30k a year per diem (which is true), but, Whoops… here is $280k – 300k worth of Assembly Mail! (the estimated cost is .25-.28 a piece, not including the labor cost of the folks running the assembly press)

Look some of the dates the mail was sent in 2014, and then ask yourself if our conclusion that the taxpayers paid for some of Beth Gaines’ campaign is inaccurate:

7/31 (2x), 8/4, 8/5 (2x), 8/11 (2x), 8/12, 8/15, 8/18, 8/19, 8/20, 9/3, 9/4. Note that sending a piece on 9/5 would have been illegal as it would have been within 60 days of election day… so they saturation bombed 177,674 pieces in the 36 days leading up to the cutoff, and we paid for it all.

The low end of the total cost – $280,000 would have paid for two staffers for those 4 years. Beth Gaines’ office is alleged to have poor constituent services (unless the requestor is useful to Ms. Gaines), imagine what two more staffers at $35k a year a piece could have done to help improve the level of service!

Don’t forget – the estimated value of the forfeited per-diem payments was about $120,000 – so the mail cost was more than double that.

There are open records acts for a reason. Click Here To See the File the Assembly Rules Committee Sent Us.

Right on Daily Blog is on the Minds of People…

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Oct 212015
 

official elephant This is the “Official” trademarked elephant of the GOP.

Only officially chartered organizations can use this elephant in their communications.

Oftentimes, political consultants will use “Two-Star” elephants or close derivatives in order to deceive people in to believing their candidate is the “official” candidate of the Republican Party.

Recently, via an anonymous phone call, someone via someone in the leadership of the California Republican Party complained about the logo of this website.

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Now -we direct your attention to our logo.

Could you imagine that on a piece of mail? There is no way in hell you could think that was official, unless you were tweaking, drunk at 9AM or certifiable. (Any or all of the three are prerequisites to be in CRA leadership)

Back to our regularly scheduled beatings of knuckleheads.

CRA Update – Substance Abuse is King!

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Oct 192015
 

12166549_10206047936052411_1969504593_nFamily Values. CRA. Hard-Right. Conservative. Drunk? High?

Meet the knew Corresponding Secretary – Jorge Riley. Over the years, I have been treated to him telling me “Jesus Loves You” with booze on his breath. (At 9am)

People like the CRA’s Weed-Eater Tim Thiesen and the CRA’s black widow Alice Khosravy refer to him as the “Drunk Indian”.

Not to be outdone, the new CRA President Tom Hudson is no slouch when it comes to hitting the sauce. According to people who know him well, his personal decisions have indicated his priorities for at least the last two years.

(Hint: They aren’t family values)

10726780_10202495797147638_1783857371_nThe best fun fact of all is that Rodney Stanhope is planning a comeback to CRA! He has told people that with George and I expelled that he is going to run for a CRA VP slot at their Feb Convention!

(pictured is Stanhope, allegedly showing his support for breast cancer awareness)

So, let’s see – we have a CRA President who slams wine by the gallon, a corresponding secretary with a decades-old reputation of intoxication and an erstwhile CRA VP with tax liens, unpaid child support (the reason why he does not have a checking account and works for cash), a recent felony arrest, a violent misdemeanor conviction and 8 kids by 7 women. (not to mention a crank and booze habit spanning over 10 years)

Was Stanhope’s sudden appearance at the CRP Convention, where he was inviting people to a hospitality suite that was not his, the first step towards said run?

Anyone who dislikes and/or hates George and I is a hero within CRA. I think he’d have a good chance of winning. Go for it Rodney! The CRA needs you!!!

Are these Family Values? Or rather, is this the price of being right? The universe of people you have to draw from shrinks quickly when being right is your value system. The irony is that I am closing in on 13 years sober, perhaps I was tossed because I was ruining their party?

Perhaps I will get another letter from the CRA’s 3×300 relay team (aka the 900 club)? I have 8 legal threat letters in my collection – including the all time classic where I was assured that one lawyer’s client was not mentally ill.

While they have been obsessed with this blogger, they are hemorrhaging members. It makes me wonder why they are all doing it now. There is almost nothing left (to sell or leverage).

Don’t worry folks, the bathroom boys will continue blogging and Thomas N Hudson will continue spinning until the CRA goes down the toilet of political history. Then, of course George and I will be blamed for the failure of that organization – it is the natural order of things. Bottom’s up boys – conservative values. #crankupthecra

Dear SB277 Opponents: Tim Donnelly and Lauren Stephens Killed the Movement

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Oct 172015
 

I have talked to a ton of people. We have tried to get an initiative together.

Many good people I know are not passionate about the vaccination issue. I was not either until I started meeting the people that Tim Donnelly and Lauren Stephens screwed over. Then I got mad.

Then I investigated and found out that my local GOP reps once again failed to lead on this issue – Ted and Beth Gaines have a vaccine-injured child. They did nothing, I was told that Beth attempted to speak up in a committee, but Ted did nothing. Zip. Zero. Nada.

Then I investigated personally and realized that 75% or more of vaccinations are full of garbage and many people have adverse reactions to them… and now they are forced by law to have that poison injected in to their veins.

While Kevin DeLeon took it upon himself to gut committees to make sure he took care of his leadership vote (Richard Pan), the Republicans could have been out messaging on this issue. They did not do anywhere enough as a few press releases were the extent of it.

Enter the alleged donors to an effort to overturn. They convinced themselves that the bill would die in the senate. DeLeon made sure it did not, because it was all about him asserting his leadership.

Then the donors convinced themselves the bill would die in the Assembly. Nope.

Then the donors convinced themselves that they could get Jerry Brown to veto the bill – he quick-signed it in order to make a referendum even more difficult.

The rest is history, the crazed sociopath known as Lauren Stephens drove to so cal, and got the narcissist Tim Donnelly involved apparently with a promise of money for his radio show (which Donnelly did admit getting)… and the ill-fated referendum was born.

It failed. Spectacularly. Now there are investigations going on in to the scam.

The real damage is that Tim Donnelly’s involvement made everyone anywhere close to government scram. I had legislators on the line to support an effort. Not now, not ever… because Tim Donnelly’s name was on everything.

Lauren Stephens is off on some half-baked recall attempt against Jerry Brown…

… while we were trying to rehabilitate an effort against SB277.

The problem is that the excuses from the donors changed. Were they ever serious? If they were – then Tim Donnelly and Lauren Stephens killed the effort forever.

The donors pivoted to a lawsuit, and then claimed they realized they could not sue. If they had read SB277, they would realize that illegal immigrants and homeless people were exempted. This would be a perfect basis to sue, this means they have not read the bill.

There was permanent damage – those in office want nothing to do with anything SB277. The mere word is toxic.

I saw the anguish of the women who never understood how Lauren Stephens lied to them during the effort. Some still do not comprehend how Tim Donnelly lied to them. What we see today is Tim Donnelly’s narcissism on display as he continues to spin every way he can to avoid an apology, while the sociopath Stephens has tried to throw him and others under the bus to save herself.

Let me apologize to the women who fear for their children’s safety. We tried to help you. We tried to warn you. I am sorry that I can’t fix this… Just make sure you inform people so Tim Donnelly and Lauren Stephens can’t hurt anyone else.

Lauren Stephens filed the referendum based on a paranoid conspiracy she created in her head. She lied repeatedly and used people. She broke people’s hearts and got Tim Donnelly involved because Donnelly has tax liens, bankruptcies and owes people money.

Donnelly got money to keep his failing radio show on the air for a while longer while the SB277 Referendum failed miserably. While Tim is too broken of a person to even apologize or be honest with himself about what he did – Lauren Stephens does not care one bit.

She’s off to her next scam.