Apr 112017
 

Most major California Newspapers will not write about internal polls, but Politico will. The most recent installment of that is the Antonio Villaraigosa Poll designed to make him look like a better challenger to Gavin Newsome.

There was a poll two weeks ago that has Gavin anytowsome Newsome at 28, John Cox at 18 and Antonio Suave at 11. Read more about John Cox here.

Enter Politico:

By now, the early polling in the 2018 gubernatorial race is fairly consistent: Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is out in front, followed by a Republican (John Cox or, if he runs, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer), then every other Democrat in the race or mulling it. For former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the goal is to persuade potential donors and party activists that he is a strong No. 3.

His campaign last week released an internal poll by The Feldman Group, Inc., that puts Villaraigosa’s support at 20 percent — behind both Newsom (26 percent) and Cox (22 percent). That’s a tighter margin than in public polls (IGS last week had Villaraigosa at 11 percent). But Villaraigosa is betting on a different turnout model in the primary. The campaign is counting on the possibility that Latino voters who have not turned out in previous gubernatorial primaries will turn out in 2018, motivated in part by President Donald Trump.

So, Villariagosa had to inflate latino turnout in order to get a better result for himself. Just how much? His own polling summary shows that they went fishing for latino voters an inflated them to 23% of the electorate in a non-Presidential year election by looking for people that may have voted once in the last 4 elections, or something like that.

The overall sample was not released, calling the whole summary in to question.

It has the usual pablum about how much people hate trump and how much Californians want more social justice (you know, like 52 Billion dollar tax increases, broken dams and the like).

What all polls lack mention of is the following: If John Cox is the only Republican in the running, he makes the Top Two. If another credible Republican files, they might as well endorse Antonio Villariagosa. Antonio Suave own pol lhas proven, the only way Antonio can get in the runoff is if he takes Gavin anytwosome Newsome down a couple notches and there is one Strong Republican on the ballot. Cox has dropped a million dollars in to his campaign on his way to still more.

It is also very interesting that none of the dems are polling the sanctuary state, the $52 Billion Dollar Tax Increase and any of the other extreme left wing issues on the floor of the State Legislature today. Actually, it is not.

If the populous in general gets the least bit informed of what the democrats did to them with their supermajority, Gavin Newsome will be returned to his Mansion in Marin County in pieces, as would Antoino Suave to his Mansion in Central LA.

Lastly, Antonio Suave says that the math dictates that you need to get to 33% in order to make the runoff. That in and of itself should have told him NOT to release this internal poll. 26 is a lot closer to 33 than 20 is, especially when there are all kinds of pigs running to the political buffet table. With Cox staked to 22% of the vote in a turnout environment over sampled with minorities, the chances of a D vs D runoff are not as good as pundits would expect.

If John Cox is the only funded, credible Republican that files, we have a great chance to break the top-two curse and actually be able to have a real contest of values in the fall of 2018. I hope this is not lost on the rest of the interested parties within the CAGOP.

Mar 112017
 

#RINOCARE #TRUMPCARE #RYANCARE, whatever you call it, you’ve seen the wailing and gnashing of teeth over it.

Let’s talk about why this Insurance Agent (Did you know that is my day job? www.parkfamilyinsurance.com) is a fan of this replacement bill.

All the tax increases are gone – a couple I highlight specifically later.

The devastating slash to Health Savings Accounts is gone, they will be restored to what they were before Obama’s back-door tax increase at the expense of the middle class occurred.

Subsidies are replaced with Refundable Tax Credits. The means testing for how much is based on your age. Gone is the carrot and stick of government picking winners. The Tax Credits will allow a whole bunch of people to write-off the cost of their premiums versus a select few getting welfare.

Obamacare included the following sinister provisions that are gone:

4% per year profit mandate on Insurance Carriers, with no limit on how much you could lose – imagine being prevented from reserving for really bad years? Obama mandated that evil insurance companies issue a dividend when they made more than 4%. This provision was the single biggest driver of the massive rate increases.

Expense ratio mandates on Health Insurance Carriers are gone. This means long waits on the phone for service could be a thing of the past as they will be able to properly staff again.

ACA dictated Territories to Health Insurance Carriers, forcing odd geographical groupings and resulting in circumstances where a move of 2 miles could cause dramatic premium increases.

ACA dictated the ENTIRE outline of coverage. While un-discerning people blamed Insurance carriers for massive deductibles and copays, it was ACA mandates not Insurance Carrier decisions.

ACA dictated that Insurance Premiums index every year versus in 5 or 10 year age groupings, and that rates could only be triple at 64 as what they were at age 18. This caused everyone under 40 to get hammered.

ACA Dictated that families get charged per child versus on a family rate. This sinister provision disporportionally affected married families (think Republicans) with more than 3 children, because…

Subsidies (think Premium welfare) were based on income and the caps for a married couple were only 125% higher than a single person. This was indeed a form of the Clinton-Era “Marriage Penalty” that was built in to the tax code. Therefore, ACA encouraged divorce in order for cash-strapped families to afford health insurance for large families.

ACA forced people of all ages to pay for maternity coverage…

… and everyone regardless of faith to pay for Abortion Coverage, Contraception and of course the all important Sex Change Operations at $500k a piece plus all the drugs that go along with it.

The chilling attack on Religious Freedom was litigated many times with the Obama Administration making extremely scary arguments in court against the First Amendment.

I am not a fan of the Refundable Tax Credits, but let me tell you that they are a far better way of helping people afford Health Insurance as they eliminate the carrot and stick and are calculated on your tax return, not by a liberal activist Social Justice Warrior.

Gone is the 3.5% Real Estate Transfer Tax that was a direct assault on inheritances, businesses and land owners.

Added is the flexibility for insurance carriers to offer varied outlines of coverage.

Gone is the deliberate flaw in ACA that allowed dishonest states like California to flaunt the paperwork, instead requiring real proof of Citizenship or legal alien status to get Tax Credits and also mandating a 6 month review in order to keep cases from getting buried. This provision is the single most important in the whole replacement bill.

Feb 242017
 

We had written here about the Sacramento Bee and their anti-christian rampage against Courage Worldwide. The Bee, hiding behind the pen of a pulitzer prize winning activist liberal reporter attacked Courage Worldwide several times.

It is the belief of this blog that the Bee was attempting to put them out of business. The Bee downplayed the facts related to overzealous bureaucrats and incompetent bureaucrats and highlighted everything they could to make Courage look fringe. While the Bee succeeded in scaring one corporate donor (note that most corporations are sissies that cave to leftist complaint drills – such as the Under Armour CEO that praised Trump and then folded like a cheap lawn chair when the organized protests came), Courage house is still running.

They appear to have turned the corner in dealing with the State of California. I believe that the California bureaucracy are decidedly anti-christian as I hear horror stories from would be adoptive and foster parents all the time where they have to hide their bibles before the State visits their house.

If you have a few dollars to spare, please donate to Courage Worldwide as they have been put through the wringer by the State of CA and the Sacramento BS in what I believe was no accident or coincidence.

World Relief, who has been nuked on this blog twice for their left-wing bias and for concealing their conflict of interest, got lit up again. Similar to the Capitol Resource Institute whose employees and public volunteers were publicly supporting and campaigning for candidates without disclosing the donations from them – World Relief Sacramento gets 75% of their funding from the Federal Government. No wonder why this alleged faith-based charity was calling on people to go crash Tom McClintock’s Townhalls!

I was told that they did not send emails encouraging protesters to show up to the other Townhall meetings the Congressman held. I can’t confirm that. What I do know is that Trump’s policy of actually enforcing immigration law is bad for their business and they did not openly disclose that they are a largely federally-funded refugee agency.

Faith Leaders for America Applauds President
Trump’s Immigration and Refugee Policies as
Consistent with Biblical Teachings

Washington, D.C.—Dozens of clerics organized by the new multi faith group Faith Leaders for America (www.FaithLeadersforAmerica.com) released today an open letter to President Donald Trump supporting his efforts to protect Americans through a prudent pause in immigration and refugee resettlement from seven problematic nations. Their letter says, in part:

“As faith leaders, we want to thank you for: following a discerning and Biblical approach to the ‘wise welcome’ of foreigners, including refugees; your commitment to border security; and your determination to end the magnet for illegal immigration represented by so-called ‘sanctuary’ cities. All of these initiatives have firm foundations in Biblical instruction.”

This open letter is being circulated for signature by other ordained clergy and spiritual leaders in response to efforts by those selectively invoking passages from the Bible in opposition to the President’s initiatives. One such misleading influence operation was led earlier this month by World Relief. Unmentioned in its open letter to the president and vice president is that organization’s blatant conflict of interest: World Relief garnered over $225 million from the federal government from 2008 to 2016 as payments for its resettlement of refugees.

In addition, several U.S. cities were subjected on Sunday to demonstrations billed as “interfaith” rallies in which non-Muslim clerics joined others in the crowd in professing that they were “Muslim too.” The rally in New York, however, featured prominently Linda Sarsour, a Sharia-supremacist who epitomizes the intolerance that alienates many people of other faiths. For example, in 2011, she used Twitter to attack former Muslim Ayaan Hirsi Ali and ACT for America founder Brigitte Gabriel for their opposition to suppression of freedom in the name of Islam. She declared, “I wish I could take their vaginas away—they don’t deserve to be women.”

Ordained clerics and other spiritual leaders who actually support freedom of expression, as well as freedom of religion, are encouraged to join the Faith Leaders for America’s open letter (full text, as well as those who signed, here).

Visitors to the site can also view the group’s rollout press conference at the National Press Club on January 19, 2017.

Faith Leaders for America is a dedicated group of clergy and leaders from various faith communities who share a common commitment to freedom—freedom of religion, freedom of speech and the other liberties guaranteed by our Constitution—along with a firm commitment to address the imminent threats to those freedoms.

Good for these people for calling World Relief Out. I wonder how many of the pastors that signed World Relief’s letter were told about the millions in federal funds they got to re-settle “refugees” before signing the letters?

It is clear that Donald Trump touched a third rail with the immigration policy. It is clear that the left is pulling out all the stops to fight anything that will stem the tide of illegal immigration.

That said, some so-called “Faith Leaders” are conspiring to commit felonies. Namely, harboring fugitives and assisting in a conspiracy to violate US Immigration Laws. I am not sure what translation of the Bible they are reading that justifies committing felonies.

These people are fools and when they get held accountable, they will go to prison along with the fugitives they intend to harbor.

Do not confuse yourself, this is not an act of conscience, this is an act of sedition for political gain. Comparing harboring illegal aliens to the underground railroad that fought against slavery is absurd and offensive.

Feb 212017
 

Ricardo Lara – who would be a great tin-horn dictator in a third world country has introduced SB562, to create single-payer health insurance in California. This is in response to their deep fears of Donald Trump and his evil plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. The real nexus? Government Control and Health Insurance for illegal aliens.

In 2015, Brown signed into law the senator’s Health4All Kids bill, which allocates almost $280 million in the coming fiscal year to cover health care costs for 185,000 undocumented California children up to age 18.

Last year, Brown also signed a Lara bill that would have allowed undocumented Californians to buy insurance through Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange, regardless of their immigration status. The legislation would have cost taxpayers little or nothing because the undocumented wouldn’t have been entitled to any government subsidies, and the state filed for a federal waiver under the Affordable Care Act seeking to implement it. But last month, after it was delayed by the Trump administration, Lara withdrew the waiver request.

Lara who is on a roll this cycle also introduced SB29, which basically prevents law enforcement from using independent contractors to help them deal with illegal aliens. And it gets better, if you actually do detail illegal aliens, your records are immediately subject to FOIA requests. This means internal communication (similar to what Obama holdovers are leaking to the press in real time), investigation files and other things law enforcement use to gain advantage in prosecution are now public record. Nice, huh?

SB1 is the $5 Billion Gas Tax Hike. Please also note that the car tax is going up $65 a piece and the mileage tax is in the “study phase” thanks in no small part to State Senator Ted Gaines, a “Republican” who voted yes on the bill to establish the study of the mileage tax. Note that our roads are a mess and the current tax money goes in to the general fund so people like Ricardo Lara can spend it on welfare (and single payer healthcare).

IF you think the Gas Tax will be replaced by the mileage tax, you are insane. The Mileage Tax will be in addition to.

Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez introduced AB250 which is taxpayer subsidized trips to the beach for poor people. Yup, the state is in the hole $100+ Billion with Dams breaking and washed out roads everywhere and the priority is beach trips for the poor.

SB6 and AB3 – both bills would provide taxpayer funded legal assistance for illegal aliens in California to fight against ICE deporting them. Apparently, the psychos in the dem leadership in CA forgot that immigration policy is set by the federal government and neither law would stand up in court. (except maybe in the 9th circus)

In addition to Lara’s bill to expose law enforcement to unlimited civil liability for dealing with illegal aliens, Lara introduced to more bills. One is aimed at preventing construction of the border wall and the other is aimed at preventing a Muslim database. (Which does not exist)

SB179 is the Transgender change-your-drivers-license bill. Apparently, it is just too difficult to change all your legal documents to reflect how you feel about your genitalia as it is in its’ current state. According to Sen. Weiner, (one of the authors) “Our trans brothers and sisters are under attack in far too many parts of this country and this world.” I guess boys in the girl’s locker room is now a civil right. Note – Weiner is the guy’s actual last name.

SB2 – a tax increase on Commercial Real Estate and Rental Properties to pay for low-income housing. Like all of these bills, the money goes in to the general fund and may not be spent on its’ intended purpose (similar to gas taxes and infrastructure funds).

Lest you think bad bills are limited to democrats. Here is one with far less earth-shattering impact: Janet Nguyen wants to make campaign finance filings instantly available under FOIA. This would be especially helpful if you had the ability to go an intimidate donors and/or publicly humiliate Independent Expenditure Funders. This is SB529  It wpudl also give advantage in a campaign to the better funded candidate as the intimidation of donors has an increased effect when their is a perception of one winning versus another.

I am sure I will have an update because the democrats can’t help themselves.

Feb 202017
 
  1. The Rocklin City Council did exactly what I thought they would do, appointing a democrat to the City Council. Why bother having a Republican Party when democrats get a free pass on election? Peter Hill lives on in Rocklin.
  2. The Cowardly FPPC Complaint filed against the League of Placer County Taxpayers over the hit piece done against liberal democrat Camille Maben has gone nowhere. It has been 3 months since the letter informing the league of the attempted lynching was received. I am sure the person(s) that filed this complaint are equally as apoplectic over the stellar performance of Donald Trump, but they can’t lash out with an FPPC complaint against Trump to voice their displeasure. They will have to stick to living vicariously through the paid riots (or riots/demonstrations organized by paid hacks) happening in various places in America.
  3. I have recently met with democrat Roseville Council Member Scott Alvord for Lunch. As of right now, he is on a very short list of democrats in Placer County who have qualified for the RightonDaily amnesty program. While I have disagreements with Mr. Alvord, I do support most of his agenda for Roseville and wait to see how he handles the next batch of labor negotiations, how he comports himself as a council member and what he is able to accomplish for the business community. He should do well.
  4. Apparently Rene Aggie-Lair-Uh has not had has ass beat enough. He put in an application for the vacancy created when my Mother, Linda Park, resigned from the Roseville High School Board to move to Reno, Nevada. If Aggie-Lair-Uh files for office again he will get annihilated as this blogger will make sure there are unlimited resources to take him on a guided tour of hell. Sometimes I struggle to properly express myself. I may have here, who knows? (For those of you tuning in, Rene Aguilera is a race-baiting welfare maggot who thinks anyone that does not pronounce his name right is a racist. Therefore, I sometimes spell it phonetically so you can properly pronounce complete reject in Spanish. Hopefully, my description was clear)
  5.  In the grandest of political ironies, My friend and former paying client Andrew Tagg parlayed an unsuccessful run for Roseville High School Board in to an appointment to fill the seat vacated by my own mother. Thank you to Scott Huber, Julie Hirota, Gary T. Johnson and Paige Stauss for a unanimous 4-0 vote. (Paige Stauss is also on the RightonDaily Democrat Amnesty list)
  6. I am hearing several names being promoted for Roseville City Council. Amongst them are kool-aid drinking far lefty CJ Jawahar (Sp? lest he call me a racist, too) who was a dem sacrificial lamb in partisan office elections in the past. Despite being utterly humiliated in his attempt to run for school board in 2016, the unpopular and disrespected leftist Democrat David Larson apparently has a case of Aguilera Syndrome as he is considering running for Roseville CC as well. Targets Acquired.
  7. As of right now, the only Roseville CC Candidate I am supporting is Tracy Mendonsa. There are other rumored Republican candidates. The field will materialize, soon as I am aware of a third democrat (a planning commissioner) talking about a run.
  8. Jack “Chief Ganja” Duran is on the ballot in 2018. He is a trial lawyer that sucks off of Indian tribes amongst others for a living, and while his only Native American heritage is by virtue of his Spanish-Central-American-Indian roots (more commonly referred to as Mexican or Latino), he wears a pony tail and Tribal Jewelry. Chief Ganja’s number one contribution to Placer County is trying to turn it in to a gigantic pot farm. Mr. Duran would claim to have a pro-business voting record, however if there was a third socialist on the Board of Supervisors, the Chief would be chaining himself to the gates of a nuclear power plant. His original run was financed by far-left labor unions and look to them once again should Chief Ganja draw an opponent. That said, should no one from the business community step up to run against Jack Duran, I will run against Jack Duran. I live about .2 miles from where he does. This is not an idle threat. While I may not beat Jack Duran, I will change his life forever if I file to run against him.
  9.  The age-old question arrives again, will Robert Weygandt retire. It is unclear as his Placer County Conservation Plan is not completed due to inexplicable opposition from people usually aligned with him. I am aware that one of the biggest losers in Placer County (which applies to him in several ways) Spender Short, who recently was deposed after 3 terms of fiscal irresponsibility and egomania from the Lincoln City Council, would be first in the buffet line for that seat.