Oct 232016
 

Every year around October 20th, I commemorate FBI Day. It is a testament to the power of a lie. The power of lies are relevant today as the American Media and the campaign of Hillary Clinton are on complete tilt to win the election.

A similar dynamic was in play in 2010. A crazed Karen England, a women I have proven to be a fraud and mentally unstable, recruited several members of the local Tea Party to accuse Thomas N Hudson and my brother of money laundering and embezzlement.

Aided by Doug LaMalfa and Ted Gaines, they created a furor on 7/11/2011 with a front page story in the Sacramento Bee based on the STILL unproven allegations. Both LaMalfa and Gaines were quoted basically repeating the lies of England and her brainwashed Tea Party recruits.

Many of those same people are still on the Placer GOP. In 2012, wealthy donors, Doug LaMalfa’s political consultant, David Stafford Reade, and Ms. England teamed up with a $100,000 independent expenditure some still brag about. Their efforts to gain control through unethical means (aka, a lie) brought about the current chaos on the Placer GOP.

Reade is no stranger to FBI Investigations. In the 1990’s when Rico Oller was running against Reade’s father in law, Bernie Richter, Reade and company leveled the charge that the FBI was investigating Oller. Here it is 2016, no FBI visit to Oller. Since Reade served with the crazed Ken Campbell and Karen England on the board of the Capitol Resource Institute for several years, there is your connection to where England got her idea from.

While Thomas N Hudson has proven to be a scumbag whose God is Money, there has never been any evidence of money laundering or embezzlement (just personal Income Tax Evasion in my opinion). Here 5 years later, some of his then accusers are now working with him as agents of chaos in the local party. They were made for each other.

Karen England? After being exposed as a fraud, she cut and ran to Nevada. She still shows her face in California as the more discerning “swing state” political leaders saw her coming a mile away and she can’t get traction there. Someone has to pay her to do something somewhere.

There are still many in the local tea party, either due to their ideological narcissism (as in never back down, apologize or admit fault) or plain naive stupidity that still believe my brother committed a felony. I won’t change them, but reminding my readers they are morons is therapeutic.

Here it is around 6 years later after the alleged visit a half-drunk Karen England talked about in Jan 2011 (at the organizational meeting of the Placer GOP) by the FBI. No phone call, no visit to Hudson or my brother. Karen England lied. David Stafford Reade ran the media drill in 2011 based on that lie. They both teamed up to get the $100k spent on the county party race in 2012 based on that lie.

They will hear about it constantly until there is a public apology, they die or I die. Yup, means you will hear about it for a long time.

Until next year, Happy FBI Day.

May 052014
 

The California Assembly on Monday passed legislation that would ban the state from selling or displaying the Confederate flag, or any similar image, with Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly casting the sole vote in opposition.

Donnelly, of Twin Peaks near Lake Arrowhead, said the bill violated the 1st Amendment and “would silence free speech.’’

“We shouldn’t be here picking the kind of speech that we like. I abhor racism but the concept that in a country that was founded on the right of free speech … that we are going to ban certain types of speech is antithetical to the 1st Amendment,” Donnelly said on the floor of the Assembly.

“I am not standing here defending the symbol,’’ he said. “I am standing here defending the principle that the 1st Amendment should apply in all state buildings, of all places,’’

The legislation passed 72 to 1 and now heads to  the state Senate for consideration.

Credit: LA Times

Tim Donnelly is a month away from Primary Day and he attempts to earn media by supporting the confederate flag in the name of liberty? #facepalm

If Tim could not support this bill – he should have gone to the bathroom and skipped the vote.

When you add this to the hysteria being promoted by some of his supporters accusing Neel Kashkari (a Hindu) of supporting Sharia Law, and the bombastic statements about the borders included:

“I am a descendant of Jim Bowie, who died at the Alamo,” Donnelly, then a leader in the Minuteman border-patrol group, said at a rally in Temecula that year. “It is rumored that he took a dozen Mexican soldiers to their deaths before they finally killed him. How many of you will rise up and take his place on that wall?”

OMG.

This looks really, really bad on the state stage.

“There is a growing insurgency, right here in Los Angeles,” he said. “…We need to begin to root out the insurgency in cities like Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, just as we are doing in Baghdad, Samarra and Tikrit, 9,000 miles away.

And 8 years later, Tim Donnelly votes in favor of the confederate flag.

Jerry Brown has $15 million to spend. I wonder what he would do with some of that money were Donnelly to be the nominee for the GOP?

I support Neel Kashkari because I care about the future of the GOP and what kind of message we will be sending to the soon to be majority of California’s population.

Apr 292014
 

… I start with a disclaimer. I am personally to the right of many tea partiers and I agree in principle with their mission. What I have seen in practice has been an unmitigated disaster.

Yesterday I wrote about the naivete and gullibility of many tea parties and their succeptibility to believing lies spread by bad operators. I am still hearing some lies that are now over 5 years old.

I hear new lies all the time about myself, the CRA, other CRA officers and the like.

There is a group that calls itself the SPAN Political Action Network. They fancied themselves as a political consulting firm that lists Dave Miller and Tim Core as the two primary officers of the group. They were prime movers behind the failed campaigns of many Tea Party California Caucus members for California Republican Party office.

Tim Core was an also-ran in the 2012 CA03 Congressional Primary. The only thing I know about Core is that he was an assistant manager at a Domino’s Pizza in Yuba City at the time he ran.

During the CA-03 campaign, I wrote in a blog about Rick Tubbs (another failed CA-03 candidate) that his wife Kristy was fodder for the Jerry Springer Show. I admitted that I lost my cool and apologized directly to Rick Tubbs for the quip. (And pulled it from the post)

In the mind of Tim Core – it turned in to the following: (From a comment left on Facebook that was sent to me)

Tim Core Park’s modus operandi is to attack the spouses and children of people he disagrees with. In 2012 he attacked my wife and children as well as the wife and children of another candidate (one of my opponents) in the CD3 race. His comments in support of a different candidate -while at the same time admitting he worked for that other candidate- caused the race to become a farce covered in mud thrown by his own hand… (SNIP)

Tim Core is lying. However, his friends in the Tea Party accept what he says at face value without challenge and repeat the lie.

Here are a few things to consider – I don’t know Tim Core’s Wife’s name, I don’t know how many kids Tim has, I don’t know how many Kids Rick and Kristy Tubbs have, it was publicly disclosed and common knowledge I was on the payroll of another candidate in CA-03.

How in God’s green Earth could I “attack” someone’s wife and kids when I neither know their names or how many kids there are to attack!? I’m sorry – the facts don’t matter here to Mr. Core or those that listen to him.

It appears Mr. Core is bitter because Kim Vann became the GOP Nominee and outperformed many other GOP candidates coming within 7 of Garamendi despite a 10% differential and the Obama wave.

I have discovered that Tim Core has repeated this lie about me attacking his wife and kids (or versions of it) many times.

This is similar to a lie people in the Placer Tea Party accusing me of recruiting Art Moore to run against Tom McClintock. It traveled all over the state, I am sure some still believe it as well…

The double-standard of conduct by Tim Core is underlined in its’ absurdity over the way the SPAN Network fired Rodney Stanhope over his conduct while helping destroy the Congressional Campaign of a Matt Jenkins in Alabama.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Strategic Political Action Network (SPAN) has officially terminated our relationship with Rodney Stanhope. Mr. Stanhope had been working as the Senior Campaigns Coordinator until yesterday. Mr. Stanhope’s actions and statements, made while working with the Matt Jenkins For Congress campaign, were extremely unprofessional and uncalled for. It is unconscionable that Mr. Stanhope took to Social Media and attacked the voters of Alabama’s 7th Congressional District. Though we had no control over Mr. Stanhope’s actions SPAN feels the need to offer our sincerest apologies to all of those that were offended as well as Matt Jenkins, his family, and the rest of his Campaign Staff. Mr. Stanhope’s actions in no way reflect the high level of professionalism that SPAN strives to achieve in all of our dealings. Due to Mr. Stanhope’s actions SPAN has instituted new policies to insure that an instance such as this will never happen again with one of our contracted Campaign Managers.

Dave Miller President

Timothy Core Vice President of Operations

In a perfect world – so-called Tea Party groups would hold themsevles to the same standards of conduct they demand out of candidates. The public reason they used to fire Stanhope was that he posted a video clip on facebook tearing in to “Christian Conservatives” for taking issue with Jenkins’ soft-liberal social stances.

Tim Core I thought people had learned to ignore the man. He is a despicable human being which is why he earned the title : His Royal Douche-Nozzliness, the Crown Prince of Dumbfuckistan, Aaron “I really really want to be Magnum PI” Park.

Then, I got the above comment forwarded to me and realized I may well have wasted my time writing this post. I am sure I will go to my grave with people I have never met or talked to believing stories they either make up or got from third parties.

… but then, it hit me. Someone attacked my wife anonymously in a very long and vicious blog post directed at her and not me. The nature of it suggested someone with a personal vendetta. Even at that an attack like that requires you to have some sort of justification in your own mind. Seeing Tim Core’s comment and fully understanding the lie for the first time – It connected for me.

… and now I realize what electeds go through every day of their life, and I understand a lot better the psychology of some of them.

It is sad, the Tea Party could have been a great thing for America. What I have seen is a movement that appears to crave anarchy and un-vetted candidates that cost the GOP winnable elections time and again.

Yes, I have met many good people in the Tea Party, but they are outnumbered.

The term Tea Party is a big negative in polls, and the Tea Party members (most, anyway, not all) are about the only ones that don’t realize it.

Apr 282014
 

You’ve heard of them – America Deserves Better PAC, Conservative Campaign Committee, Campaign to defeat Barack Obama, The Tea Party Express, The Tea Party Leadership Fund and the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund.

The MSM has finally picked up on it. The story, that I believe is designed to discredit the Tea Party itself, is devastating.

Quoting the story:

Three well-known groups — the Tea Party Patriots, the Tea Party Express and the Madison Project — have spent 5 percent or less of their money directly on election-related activity during this election cycle. Two other prominent tea party groups, the Senate Conservatives Fund and FreedomWorks, have devoted about 40 percent of their money to direct candidate support such as ads and yard signs.

On average, super PACs had spent 64 percent of their funds on directly helping candidates by roughly this stage in the 2012 election cycle, according to Federal Election Commission data.

I have long been suspicious of the Tea Party Express and their offshoots – the Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama, the Conservative Campaign Committee and America Deserves Better PAC. I have looked through their reports myself and have seen that 60-70% of the money raised is not going in to campaigning.

But of the $7.4 million that the Georgia-based group’s super PAC has spent since the beginning of 2013, just $184,505 has gone to boost candidates, The Post found. Three-quarters of the spending by the Citizens Fund — $5.5 million — has been devoted to fundraising and direct mail.

This was referring to the Tea Party Patriots, and continues on about Jenny Beth Martin.

Jenny Beth Martin, the super PAC’s chairwoman, oversees all its expenditures, according to Broughton, meaning she sets her own $15,000 monthly fee for strategic consulting — payments that have totaled $120,000 since July.

She also draws a salary as president of the Tea Party Patriots’ nonprofit arm — getting more than $272,000 in the 2012 fiscal year, according to the group’s most recent tax filing.

Her twin salaries put her on track to make more than $450,000 this year, a dramatic change in lifestyle for the tea party activist, who had filed for bankruptcy in 2008 and then cleaned homes for a period of time to bring in extra money.

As a State Officer in the California Republican Assembly – I have seen first-hand one of the internal fights within the Tea Party – when they weren’t attacking CRA.

Jenny Beth Martin has been part of the Tea Party California Caucus as well. This is a loosely associated group controlled by a couple political consultants fighting for relevance. They spend most of their time attacking the CRA, the group most closely aligned with their principles because the people attempting to control the Tea Party California Caucus want to keep control of it for themselves. A collaboration with CRA would jeopardize that.

It does not surprise me that two of the founders of the Tea Party – Ginni Rapini and Mark Meckler split away from Jenny Beth Martin, Ken Campbell and the others on the national board a couple years ago. The locus of the fight was the monetization of the Tea Party.

While I have issues with Rapini – they are not issues of integrity. Rappini has chosen to believe things told to her about CRA officers without question that is an issue with Naivete. I’ve still never met her in person.

However, Jenny Beth Martin has proven to me through her actions that she is a charlatan. No true conservative that was a cause conservative would attack CRA or try to wedge the Tea Party against other conservative groups. Only people that crave control engage in that behavior.

The main thrust of article talks about how the “Tea Party” has gone professional.

I have written many times that the Tea Party I have seen wants anarchy in the political process and a small group of slick-talking charlatans prey on the Naivete and Anger of groups of people for power and profit. Ironically, this is the reason why many in the Tea Party joined a local Tea Party, because they felt used.

Worse, when many in the Tea Party find out they have been used or have made an error in judgement, in their self-righteous arrogance, they double down on the failure until they are marginalized. I am witnessing this in my own county and in various places in the North State.

Sometimes this attitude manifests in a plethora of horrific endorsements of candidates that sometimes make national headlines for their stupidity.

It is the dynamic of anarchy, lack of wisdom, lack of discernment and the proliferation of charlatans that has the words “Tea Party” upside down badly in name ID polling.

It is a tragedy – because as a state officer in the CRA, I see it clearly. I joined CRA 17 years ago for almost the exact same reasons many join Tea Parties today. I don’t oppose the Tea Party per ce’, rather I oppose the Tea Party I have seen first hand.

And Jenny Beth Martin is the poster child.

Never Ever Give to a PAC, unless you know the members of the PAC Board of Directors and know the track record of how the money is spent. Give directly to a candidate.

The Tea Party Express, a PAC run out of Sacramento by longtime Republican consultant Sal Russo, has paid Russo’s firm $2.75 million since the beginning of 2013, while donating just $45,000 to candidates and spending less than $162,000 on ads and bus tours supporting their election.

Placer County Republican Central Committee Saga in 1000 Words

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Dec 012012
 

It has gotten back to me that Tea Party members are bragging about how they have “Taken Over” the Placer GOP Central Committee.

It appears that these Tea Party members know everything and that they have decided to start their efforts to save the Republican Party by attacking one of only three counties who have maintained their Republican numbers over the last four years.

Why aren’t those Tea Party members trying to set up operations in Sacramento County? Yolo County? – that is totally Blue Country.

It is simple – to genesis of the Tea Party war against the Placer GOP Central Committee can be found in the Rick Keene vs Doug LaMalfa state senate race. One of Doug LaMalfa’s biggest beneficiaries, Karen England went to war and got to several local Tea parties who were looking for the boogie man.

It appears that Dave Gilliard helped with a media drill as David Stafford Reade, Mark Spannagel and England wanted to make an example out of the Placer GOP’s leadership. This culminated with an article on the front page of the Sacramento Bee that was never substantiated. (Linked here is a .pdf of the story from the Modesto Bee, published the same day as it appears that Dave Gilliard got the Sacramento Bee to remove the story) In the article, Doug LaMalfa accused the Placer GOP is committing felonies including money laundering and influence peddling.

Karen England herself said at the January 2011 organizational meeting that the FBI had visited her house in October to talk about the Placer GOP’s finances. This charge of an FBI investigation has been repeated by Phyllis Wing, Dan Catania, Bonnie McAdams, Leah Cavanaugh and others in local tea parties. It has now been over two years and no one has been visited by the FBI.

However, the Tea Party members who think they know better have refused this blogger’s attempts at communication and the only interaction I have had with them is when Placer GOP events have put us in the same place.

Doug LaMalfa / Jim Nielsen’s operation had co-opted a network of Tea Parties all over the north state. That network appears to be emerging from the influence of those two as the recent Race that LaMalfa had for congress exposed a lot of his hypocricy and the real investigation in to LaMalfa’s Chief of Staff has caused most reasonable people to re-evaluate.

At some point – those of us attacked by LaMalfa get to call BS. My interactions with the local Tea Parties have largely been negative. I have known many to espouse conspiracy theories and anyone that has been in the GOP circles for a long time is treated with suspicion – except for electeds. I have also discovered many people talking behind my back and planning to do in conservative volunteers by virtue of forwarded emails.

The cause? Doug LaMalfa. Ted Gaines. Dave Gilliard. Jim Nielsen.

It is natural, they want to maintain control. Those of us that know them the best stand in opposition to them as we understand that they are not good for the Republican brand.

I know Jim Nielsen to be a fraud – he claims to be a Conservative, yet his record is anything but. The local Tea Party took Nielsen’s word for it, despite proof and walked thousands of pieces for Nielsen while allowing some really bad people they said they opposed to get re-elected to local office.

I know Doug LaMalfa to be a fraud. Despite irrefutable proof – several in local tea parties still worship at his political feet. Both Jim Nielsen and Doug LaMalfa have been proven to have participated in efforts to decimate the California Republican Party platform in a manner that no Tea Party member would approve of, but Doug LaMalfa’s explanation of it not mattering since there was no vote is accepted.

Yet – an alleged FBI investigation and allegations made by those two against Republican volunteers are believed. This is the self-righteous arrogance and stupidity that I have seen from the local tea party members. Not all are like this – but those that ran for Central Committee appear to be of this ilk. And, again – I would retract these statements, but there appears to be no desire by those actors to respond to my attempts to communicate.

My issues with the Gaines are very simple. The number of people they have screwed over is a large list. I have been very clear that my issue with Beth Gaines is that she is incompetent. Neither represents the GOP well.

Simply showing up and voting no does not cut it.

But, does any of it matter? Republicans are irrelevant in Sacramento and this drama is indeed part of the cause.

I am waiting for these local Tea Party members to actually attempt to have a dialogue. I am getting tired of hammering them, but every time I get intel back to me – it shows the same theme:

It’s all about Jim Nielsen, Doug LaMalfa, Ted Gaines, Beth Gaines and everyone that does not support them is the enemy.

As such, these so-called conservatives are ready to align themselves with liberal Republicans to attempt an overthrow of Conservatives on the Placer GOP Cent Com. (Aided and abetted by Charles Munger)

The players: Murriel Oles – rumored to be running for chairman. She openly opposed Conservative hero Tom McClintock, advocating for his primary opponent Michael Babich.

Cheryl Bly-Chester – in the opinion of this blogger, she filed an FPPC complaint against the Placer GOP, she has attacked several Placer GOP leaders in the community and is so far left that she was endorsed by the libertarians for her assembly run. She is also terminally disruptive at Cent Com Meetings.

Jon Green – President of the Moderate Group, Placer County Republican Congress. This group also lists Tea Party member Phyllis Wing on their board of directors.

Mike Holmes – Liberal Republican Auburn Councilmember – he ran against Conservative Congressman John Doolittle twice, he has supported every school bond and parcel tax in his area and he has also repeated vacuous corruption charges several times in an attempt to gain political advantage.

Leah Cavanaugh / Dianne Foster – leaders in the Auburn Women’s Fed. This group is one of the most moderate Republican groups in the county. Again, they apparently supported Tom McClintock’s Primary opponent as evidenced by photos and testimony from several sources.

You see, Tea Party members like Gary Hall, Dan Catania, Carol Wilson, Phyllis Wing, Bonnie McAdams and others are going to have to align themselves with a group of Pro-Choice, No on Prop 8 liberal Republicans who are known to support tax increases (like Placer Legacy) in order to do the bidding of Doug LaMalfa and Jim Nielsen to meet out revenge on the Conservatives.

This is the jam that they are in. I hope for their sake that these Tea Party members understand they are being used. But, then again, these are the same people that believe that there is corruption on the committee as well.

This is a microcausm of why the GOP is dead in California. Jim Nielsen. Doug LaMalfa. Dave Gilliard. Ted Gaines. Beth Gaines.

It’s all about control. (Of nothing)

But, if the Tea party members do what’s expected – maybe just maybe the aforementioned will get the revenge they have craved since 2010, or will they?