Thank You Jim Nielsen and Ted Gaines!?

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Jun 122013

Amazingly enough – we are taking a break from our regularly scheduled beatings of Ted Gaines and Jim Nielsen to thank them for honoring the “No New Taxes Pledge”.

Bill Emmerson, Bob Huff, Jean Fuller and Mimi Walters voted to raise taxes $2.3 Billion and Anthony Cannella Joined them (but, Cannella never signed the pledge).

Most of us would never sign a pledge for anything – but at the same time, Taxes in America are absurdly high and no one can justify with a right mind voting for more funding for out of control government as they behave like alcoholics at a wine tasting.

If you sign something, honor it – otherwise, you show yourselves to have no integrity.

In this case, Ted Gaines and Jim Nielsen did the right thing and backed up their promise.

As a bonus – we also heard some good sound-bytes of Jim Nielsen complaining about all the anti-gun BS going down in the State Senate as well. If Jim Nielsen keeps this up, we may have to start calling him a Conservative…

Jun 112013

I’ve heard these rumors for weeks, and now they are coming back from D.C.

I wrote previously about Tony Strickland showing up in Antelope Valley and receiving a “rude greeting” from BofE member George Runner and State Senator Steve Knight. They both told him to go back to CA-26 according to the article in the local Antelope Valley paper.

Well, it appears that Buck McKeon wants Tony Strickland, not Scott Wilk (Or Cameron Smythe) for Congress… according to my sources, so much so that he is going to retire early in order to improve Strickland’s chances of winning in CA-25.

CA-25 is considered a safe Republican District, but Buck McKeon as he has aged has lost his grip on the district somewhat and rumors of “scandal” have been getting louder.

McKeon “only” won by 9.5 points in 2012. I was told to look for McKeon to be out during the summer of 2013, I was told July – but it would not surprise me if he waited a bit later but not too late for the special election to be concurrent if this intel is correct. I personally think a simple retirement (aka not running in 2014) is more likely since McKeon is currently the chairman of the powerful House Armed Services Committee through the end of the 2014 term.

The bizarre dynamic is that this will pit Kevin McCarthy and the GOP establishment against Steve Knight and George Runner – further proof that political alliances are fleeting.

The tie in? In 2012 CA-26, Strickland lost, like every other Republican in a competitive district in California. CA-26 is a marginal district that is currently infested by Julia Brownley. Strickland wants an easier ticket to Washington DC…

… which leaves Assemblymember Jeff Gorrell, a moderate, military veteran who has told insiders that he is running in CA-26 for Congress. When you couple Jeff Gorrell’s insider activity, Strickland’s insider activity with the intel from Washington D.C. you have the complete picture of what is happening. The question is when.

Oh, and the voters of CA-25??? They appear to be an ancillary footnote once again.

CA-25 takes in Antelope Valley (Think Lancaster / Palmdale), Santa Clarita Valley (Think Magic Mountain), part of Chatsworth-Northridge area along the 118 freeway to Simi Valley (which is in Ventura County).

CA-26 is almost completely encased in Ventura County with a bizarre slice of LA County.

Anonymous Letter: Is the City of Roseville About to Waste $500k?

 Bonnie Gore, Carol Garcia, Susan Rohan, Tim Herman  Comments Off on Anonymous Letter: Is the City of Roseville About to Waste $500k?
Jun 092013

I am not sure who sent this anonymous letter to me. Typical of anonymous letters – it was sent to my business office!

The letter asks a very reasonable question – why is the City of Roseville apparently budgeting $500k for advertising for its’ utility?

My first thought was that this was some sort of State mandate.

I called Roseville Mayor Susan Rohan for an explanation and she was unable to come up with a quick answer – so to the anonymous person that sent me the letter… GOOD JOB!

I will post an answer once we get one.

As a second item – Congrats and Thank You for standing up to the Police officers that inexplicably decided against negotiating in good faith.

Susan Rohan, Tim Herman, Carol Garcia and Bonnie Gore voted 4-0 to impose a contract on the Roseville Police Union after negotiations broke down. This is not an easy move – nor is it an ideological move in a City run correctly.

Courage deserves applause.

Roseville is in good hands.

Don’t Forget To Help Us Help the Salvation Army!

 Eric Bose, Kirk Uhler  Comments Off on Don’t Forget To Help Us Help the Salvation Army!
Jun 072013

Taking a break from the usual political banter around this blog to announce a Summer-Long Food Drive for the Army!

On the Park Family Insurance blog, we announced it.

Here are the details (JUST THE FACTS, MA’AM):

The Salvation Army is the leading National Charity for Feeding the Needy and Homeless

The summer is historically the worst time of year for donations of food

The Food Drive Runs from 6/1 through Labor Day and is co-sponsored by Park Family Insurance, EUSD Trustee Eric Bose and Placer County Supervisor Kirk Uhler.

The most commonly needed items are:

Canned Tuna or Chicken
Pasta Sauce
Canned Soup
Packages of Ramen
Boxed Macaroni
Boxed Oatmeal
Jars of Peanut Butter
Jars of Jelly or Jam
Canned Beans
Tomato Sauce or Paste
Meals in a can (Beef stew, Ravioli, Chili)

We can also take cash donations made out to “Park Family Insurance” with Salvation Army written in the notes as we are saving money in the Park Family Insurance trust account to fund a food shopping spree in Mid-September at Sam’s Club.

Park Family Insurance will be donating to the food shopping spree based on the number of new business referrals we receive during that period.

It is also acceptable for donors to write checks out to the Salvation Army as well.

There are two locations to drop off Food Items:

Park Family Insurance: 801 Riverside Ave #100 Roseville, CA 95678

The Rensa Group (Kirk Uhler’s office) 1700 Eureka Rd #150a Roseville CA 95661

The Salvation Army Roseville is the beneficiary. is the web link to the Del Oro Division of the Salvation Army.