Apr 172011
 

Prologue – This convention had been framed as a battle of activists vs consultants. The consultants came out after us fangs bared. Many of you heard about the lawsuit against the CRA that the “restore the CRA” team hailed.

What you may not have seen or heard of in the lead up to the CRA Convention were the anonymous emails sent to the entire CRA membership list (most likely provided to their side by former membership secretary Peggy Mew) alleging a variety of crimes committed or the late night phone calls to Celeste Greig’s home threatening her, people calling unit Presidents in order to interfere with the credentialling process, calls to individual CRA members, and similar threats and chicanery as we’ve dealt with on the Placer GOP Central Committee.

This stuff got especially bad after the lawsuit with the chest-beating going on.

A lot of you political insiders have heard a ton about the CRA Convention. I was in the middle of the entire convention as the Sgt. at Arms. Part of my “job” was counting votes – and there were a ton of them.

It started at 3pm on Friday with my Sister-in-law and Karen Atteberry getting harrassed by Mark Spannagel and David Reade for refusing to take checks. Mr Reade followed up by filming me on his phone explaining that we had adopted a cash-only policy for late registrations.

They also chose to station themselves by the reg table cat-calling people telling them they were contributing to Placer CRA PAC with their payments. The whining and threats surrounding the payment policy were a consistent theme for the weekend.

That was the beginning from where I sat.

We had a 4pm Board meeting with a limited agenda that took 1.5 hours do to hair-splitting arguments over temporary convention rules.

Fortunately, I had a team of Deputy Sgts. that ended up playing a significant role in the convention.

That evening, we were dispatched to ensure that the Credentials Committee and Rules Committee could meet without being interrupted – as had happened at 3pm previously.

We were threatened with lawsuits, having the sheriff’s office called on us and the mantra of “transparency” was used the entire weekeend as some sort of rallying cry.

We did the job we were asked to do – that was to keep the convention proceedings secure from disturbances.

For that – I am a villian.

Don’t get me wrong – I am not innocent. I threw my share of bombs… however, the consultants that had serious financial interests in this convention went after George and I with ferocity paralleled by few.

One of the interesting sidebars is that my Prescription Sunglasses got stolen while I was doing my job in a meeting. Just amazing.

After the incidents perpretrated by Mark Spannagel and David Reade at the very beginning of the convention – I knew it was going to be a long weekend.

I got home at Midnight Friday after playing door guard for the committee meetings for 2 hours after the Friday Dinner. (Don’t forget – I have served as and ran for CRA Sgt at Arms voluntarily.)

The saul alinsky tactics were all there – intimidation, threats, filming people, doing the shout down routine and the like.

— and then there was Saturday… to be continued.

San Diego Fraudres – The Saga Continues

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Apr 122011
 

For many years, the Camp Pendleton RA, the Alpine Heights RA, and the San Diego RA have either not sent delegations to a CRA Conventions, have not met or have existed only on paper.

In the blink of an eye however, these units have come to life- they are all sending three delegates to the CRA Spring Convention.

The Greater Santee RA is a little different than the above three as they seem to meet occasionally and their Unit President is a CRA Board member.

When Aaron Park spoke with Greater Santee President Frank Hilliker – he seemed to be unaware that Jordan Marks (who actually lives in the territory of Alpine) was going to be in his unit. In addition, he seemed to be aware that a State Senator’s office was running a drill, but was not aware it would involve two Sacramento County residents being assigned to his unit for delegate duty. I applaud these Sacramento delegates for their incredible dedication to drive over 550 miles to attend unit meetings and stand for election to become delegates!  

One thing I found to be very interesting is that all four units must have either the same unit President or unit Secretary; as each of the unit delegate forms were in the same handwriting. What is even more interesting is that they were all faxed from 916-498-9273, the Bovee and Company which is a fund-raising firm in Sacramento for legislators. These must be some pretty amazing CRA units to have a high powered fund raising firm handling their unit paperwork and delegate rosters!    

See for yourself when you click here – all four San Diego units are in sequential order from the original source fax of 916-498-9273 which is Bovee and Company in Sacramento.

These units have the same irregularities – people from Sacramento, one individual who is in multiple units etc… .

Are these units functioning in the spirit of what the founders of the CRA intended for delegations to a convention?

There are candidates running for CRA office who see nothing wrong with the four San Diego Fraudres units. They say let’s ignore the blatant fraud that’s going on right now and fix it latter. They never will fix it later because they like things in the CRA just the way they are.

You can take action against the abuse – join the Contract with the CRA, vote for the Contract with the CRA candidates and put a stop to the abuse of the CRA.

Team England Anon Emailers get Caught

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Apr 112011
 

Hours after misrepresenting the Modoc, Colusa and Western Nevada Delegations – they’ve done it again with the Murrieta Temecula RA and South Orange County RA delegations.

MTRA is sending 10 people who live in MTRA Territory – none are members of the Santa Clarita RA.

SOCRA is sending 4 people who live in SOCRA Territory – none are members of the Santa Clarita RA.

Once the decision was made to no longer tolerate allowing members to be delegates from clubs within whose boundaries they didn’t reside, each of the SCVRA delegates immediately withdrew their applications to be delegates from the clubs mentioned – (Peggy Mew must have missed the memo before forwarding the information to team England.)

Please notice that the CRA members who are supporting the Contract with the CRA are following the lead of Celeste Greig by stamping out ALL fraud and corruption, no matter who benefits from it.  We need your help.  Celeste would rather drop out or lose the election than win by fraud.  The CRA Truth e-mails are only highlighting discrepancies that Celeste Greig and the Contract with the CRA supporters have already prevented and disavowed.

By contrast, Karen England and her 90 Day Wonder Team of candidates have done nothing to stop the unprecedented fraud and deception perpetrated by her supporters.  They have publicly defended it and demanded that it be allowed, regardless of the CRA Bylaws. Her henchmen are even going to court in a pitiful attempt to get a judge to allow their fraud!

The choice has never been clearer.  Now is the time to take a principled stand, as the CRA Board has done, to demand an end to all of the cheating and corruption.  There is still time to hold an honest Convention with real delegates.  You can help!

George E Park, Jr.

Candidate for Membership Secretary on behalf of the Contract with the CRA

This Corona’s for You! Fraud Incorporated, Inland Empire Edition

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Apr 082011
 

This Corona’s for You!  

It’s Friday and we know a lot of you are going to crack open a beer… (A Corona Con Limon, perhaps?)

We aren’t even asking how the CRA ended up endorsing Bill Emmerson (who never met a budget trailer bill he didn’t like) over a more conservative opponent… (Note that Emmerson is one of the refuseniks against the Taxpayer Caucus)

Visit the below link to learn about Corona a city of 147,000 people. The only city in California with 8 CRA units inside and right next to it.

http://www.ci.corona.ca.us/About-Corona.aspx

In honor of Friday – we present the delegations submitted by the the 8(!) CRA “units” in Corona:

Circle City RA 

1 from Sacramento County (over 450 miles away) 
2 from Placer County (over 450 miles away) 
2 from San Bernardino County (but not Corona)

Citrus RA 

1 from Placer County
1 from El Dorado County (over 450 miles away) 
2 from Orange County
1 from LA County

Corona Hills RA 

3 with no possible matches in Corona
1 from Nevada County (over 500 miles away) 
1 from Elk Grove (Sacramento County)

Norco RA 

1 from Orange County
2 from Placer County

Rimpau RA 

2 from Sacramento County
1 from Seal Beach
2 with no possible matches in Corona

South Corona RA 

1 from Riverside
1 from Sacramento
2 with no possible matches in Corona
1 from El Dorado County

Temescal Valley RA (I had to look this area up on a map):

1 from SB County (not Corona)
4 With no possible match in Corona
1 from Placer County (but is a member of Sac RA and did not notice her transfer)

West Corona RA 

2 from Sacramento County
3 from Orange County
1 with no possible match in Corona

This is enough to make you want to drink 8 Coronas, isn’t it?

No wonder they don’t want the credentials committee to see the unit rosters! 

Out of the “8 Coronas” we can barely identify enough people actually from Corona to make one CRA unit delegation!

Tired of the abuse of the CRA? Do you want this chicanery to stop? Support the Contract with the CRA and my candidacy for Membership Secretary.

True transparency can only be achieved by exposing fraud!

George E Park Jr.
CRA Vice President for Membership Secretary

The following candidates support the Contract with the CRA and recognize the critical importance of reforming the CRA to ensure that we grow our membership, increase our strength while maintaining the integrity of the CRA – won’t you join the team?

Celeste Greig – President
Karl Heft – Vice President
Cliff Wagner – Vice President
Tim Thiesen – Vice President
Bob Kowell – Vice President
Mike Zimmerman – Vice President
Tom Hudson – Vice President
George E. Park, Jr. – Membership Secretary
Craig Alexander – Recording Secretary
Janine Heft – Corresponding Secretary
Sam Cannon – Voter Registration Secretary
Baron Night – Assistant Treasurer
Aaron F Park – Sgt at Arms
Angel Zarobinski – National Committeewoman

Join us by signing the Contract with the CRA here:

Fraud Incorporated Nor Cal Edition!

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Apr 082011
 

Why did the CRA Board approve the residency rule by over 2 to 1?

There is a good reason why the CRA Board of Directors took a stand against fraud in the CRA. There is also a really good reason why Restore the CRA ran to a lawyer and why they chose to hide their unit rosters.

The Credentials Committee’s function is to certify to the convention that all delegates and alternates are properly credentialed as delegates to the CRA convention.  Part of that process is verifying unit membership. The membership rosters were requested multiple times from Membership Secretary Peggy Mew, so that the Credentials Committee could review them for purposes of delegate and alternate verification. Peggy flatly refused to send the membership lists and related data, even though she could site no section of the bylaws giving her the authority to deny the release of the requested data to the committee.

Ms. Mew has consistently refused to give the Credentials Committee the information that we need to complete the job that we have been tasked with under the CRA bylaws.This leaves the Credentials Committee without the information needed to certify that the delegates and alternates submitted are in good order and have complied with the CRA bylaws.  The Committee has requested and is now receiving unit rosters from each unit directly in order to accomplish our mission.  

I want to provide you with a few examples of what the Credentials Committee research team has found in Northern California:

Yolo County RA:

Karen England and Paolo Sibajaboth Candidates for CRA office from Roseville (in Placer County) are listed as delegates.

Neither Karen England nor her husband notified the Placer CRA of their intent to transfer, which is clearly not in compliance with the CRA bylaws.

5 of 6 Yolo County RA delegates are from Placer County over 50 miles away.

Yolo’s alternates are a who’s who of Meg Whitman / Team Arnold staff – Todd Cranney, Michael Saragosa, and Pete Conaty.

There are considerable questions as to whether the Yolo RA even has unit meetings! The Yolo County RA is not even listed as an active club on the Yolo GOP website. 

Yuba County RA:

This is another unit, like Yolo County that was chartered by then CRA VP Karen England and current VP Meredith Turney. They do not have meetings and refuse new members according to first hand accounts in the county.

Mark Spannagel, his wife, and his in-laws live in Placer County which is over 40 miles away.

Sue and Bruce Horne live in Nevada County over 60 miles away. (Sue Horne is the Nevada County Assessor)

There is no one listed on the Yuba County RA delegate roster who lives in the county at all.

How does a unit get to 25 Members if it does not meet, they do not live in the county and their own central committee did not know the Yuba County RA even existed.  

Gilroy RA –

Sara Blicharz – Lives in Stockton, San Joaquin County, Candidate for CRA Office.

Maria England – Lives in Lodi, San Joaquin County, Candidate for CRA Office

Kim Paragoris – Lives in Lodi , San Joaquin county, She transferred from the San Joaquin County RA without the proper notice that is provisioned in the bylaws.

That makes a total of at least Four Candidates brought to you by the Restore the CRA slate that do not live in the territory of their home units!  

True conservatives stamp out fraud when they see it. If the above troubles you – there is a solution, stand up to the lawyers and join the Contract with the CRA. The Contract with the CRA team will put an end to this sort of fraud once and for all.

I need your support to win my election for CRA Membership Secretary. Help me stamp out the rampant fraud in the CRA units and membership. 

George E Park, Jr.
CRA Vice President – Candidate for Membership Secretary

The following candidates support the Contract with the CRA and recognize the critical importance of reforming the CRA to ensure that we grow our membership, increase our strength while maintaining the integrity of the CRA – won’t you join the team? 

Celeste Greig – President
Karl Heft – Vice President
Cliff Wagner – Vice President
Tim Thiesen – Vice President
Bob Kowell – Vice President
Mike Zimmerman – Vice President
Tom Hudson – Vice President
George E. Park, Jr. – Membership Secretary
Craig Alexander – Recording Secretary
Janine Heft – Corresponding Secretary
Sam Cannon – Voter Registration Secretary
Baron Night – Assistant Treasurer
Aaron F Park – Sgt at Arms
Angel Zarobinski – National Committeewoman 

Join us by signing the Contract with the CRA here: