Nov 052017
 

What a mess – “Men” at all levels of government and political leadership.

Bob Filner, as chronicled by CNN of all places: Filner is a former dem congressman and dem mayor of San Diego.

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner was sentenced Monday to 90 days in home confinement, three years’ probation, and a series of fines totaling about $1,500 for assaulting three women while in office.

The 71-year-old pleaded guilty in October to forcibly kissing or grabbing three women at campaign events or at City Hall — one a felony false imprisonment charge, the other two misdemeanor battery charges. Filner entered the guilty plea under a deal with prosecutors.

Please note that John Cox – whom I am helping with his Governor race provided the seed money to recall Bob Filner from office.

Filner can’t be the only politician with a trail like this: 13 women went on the record against him. And unlike the liars that accused President Trump, there was actually a prosecution. Unlike President Trump who has lit up his accusers, even causing one of them to double down with a lawsuit, Filner folded like a cheap lawnchair.

Democrat Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra? You’ll love this, he got establishment support and endorsements from people who knew what he did:

More than a half dozen sitting lawmakers gave money to his 2012 campaign for the Assembly, including then-Assemblyman Isadore Hall who served on the rules committee during the investigation, and Padilla, who by then had been elected to the state Senate. He was endorsed by the California Democratic Party. Bocanegra even won the endorsement of Sen. Ron Calderon – the victim’s boss, who she said knew about the groping incident when it occurred.

The victim, who filed a complaint with the Assembly Rules Committee, said Bocanegra’s behavior was widely known in Capitol circles at the time. The Assembly investigators interviewed 15 people in probing the complaint of Elise Flynn Gyore, now a chief of staff in the Senate, that Bocanegra stalked her like a predator around a downtown Sacramento club and grabbed her underneath her clothes in 2009.

That’s awesome, huh? I’ve heard about at least 3 more members of the legislature whose forays may come out in to the open. I wonder how many complaints the rules committee gets?

I’ve heard that Democrat Senate Majority Leader Kevin DeLeon is no saint himself and may well have some explaining to do of his own. It suggests that the recent move to hire investigators to review harassment claims may well be a cover up similar to Robert Mueller’s Russia Did it BS investigation in light of Fusion GPS and the Uranium One Scandal.

 

Nov 022017
 

Some months ago, I was told of Chad Mayes saying, “Man I am so tired, I was at Bruno Mars last night…”

I suppose Chad Mayes is having a spectacular Mid-Life Crisis (google Narcissistic Rage for a clinical explanation). It has all the makings, an affair, fits of rage, a search for relevance and hearkening back to High School antics.

Now – you can join his Mid Life Crisis with the queen of Trump hate herself – Katy Perry. Nothing in politics happens by accident. Given that his staff, consultants and enablers are using social media on an almost daily basis to assert their authoritah over the rank-and-file Trump-supporting Republican base to remind them how wrong they are, you can draw no other conclusion that is a nexus for this event.

I am sure several of Chad Mayes’ enablers – see also donors, lobbyists, etc. will be there checks in hand to remind Chad of how right he was and how mean all those little people were for revolting.

If this is not enough – try this on for size. It is rumored and widely known in Sacramento that Anthony Rendon, the democrat Majority Leader (aka speaker) of the Assembly has given an order:

No credible democrat is to run against the Cap and Trade Republicans. If this is true, this is a serious boost to Marc Steinorth. It would also explain why Catherine Baker and Jordan Cunningham appear to have drawn no dem opposition. Since Rocky Chavez, Heath Flora, Devon Mathis and Chad Mayes are all in “safe” districts, a dem filing may not matter unless there are enough angry Republicans to vote for the real thing versus any of them. (Note: Devon Mathis will lose his primary to the Mayor of Viaslia, that is a prediction that we are solidifying and repeating)

With alleged polling showing every last one of these folks vulnerable to the right challenger in their area, it stands to reason why they would pledge allegiance to Rendon. It also informs us as to why Rendon has issued this edict (if indeed my two former dem legislators and one high-ranking union rep source are correct).

Then add the rumor I dropped last week about uncle moonbeam running a $5MM independent expenditure in support of the #capandtraitors and you have the full picture.

If you are part of the Cap and Trade Crew – you, too can join Chad Mayes to see Katy Perry to get away from Donald Trump, Republican Grassroots and bask in the glow of the burgeoning ecotopia known as California.

I will repeat my analogy that having Chad Mayes in Republican Leadership is like inviting Michael Jackson to your son’s slumber party. Someone is going to get violated repeatedly and given the pattern of Mr. Mayes (see also Narcissistic Rage) this pattern will continue until Gary Jeandron or Andrew Kotyuk dispatches him at the ballot box. Brian Dahle should remove him with extreme prejudice immediately and let the rest of us clean up the mess.

Nov 012017
 

This picture was taken in the summer of 2002.

I was 31, on Blood Pressure Medication, Cholesterol Medication and could not walk a flight of stairs without getting winded.

I wore a XXL-XXXL Shirt and a 48-50 Inch Waist. Believe I got as high as 325, though the highest weight I ever registered was 315.

I am holding Teddy, the little Doxie my Folks got for their 25th Wedding Anniversary, he would die in 2008 at the ripe old age of 15.

I finally quit drinking on 11/1/2002 after a 4-day bender. I finally got scared enough about my own physical future to really attempt to get better.

I take you to page 83-84 in the Big Book of AA:

If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace. No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others. That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear. We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows. Self-seeking will slip away. Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change. Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us. We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.

Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us – sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.

I had Christmas in 2002 in an AA meeting, I went to meetings all over the area to find mine that worked for me. This particular time was different as a short way in, I met a man named Ray… Ray was about 17 years sober, raging, angry and bellowing bout how much he still wanted to drink and use.

That is when I understood that only Jesus Christ, the higher power I knew once as a child was the only way out of this mess. I knew I did not want to be raging about still wanting to drink after 17 years, I also knew that Jesus had never left. Once I let Jesus back in to my life, everything changed.

By 11/01/2006 (4 Years sober), I had taken over the family business, lost 130 LBS, was driving a neat-looking hotrod, was making double what I did previously and of course had just gotten Married 11 Days before. I was 35 and everything in my life had been turned on its’ ear.

I am not promising anyone reading that you will have the same earth-shattering results that quickly, but what I can tell you from working with people over the years and the results of getting sober, finding a higher power to rely on (which I hope is Jesus Christ) and being willing to work some sort of program for accountability will do wonders for your life.

When I first decided to be public about my sobriety, it was both an act of defiance against people around me that were embarrassed over it and to defend against people discovering it and using it for political gain. Over the years, it has turned in to something of a ministry where I get the chance to meet people all over the state in a similar situation. I’ve made some life relationships that are bound together by the common bond of being through the ringer.

This is me (Wearing the Black Baseball Cap) as of 10/21/2017 with a buddy at the recent CAGOP Convention. It serves as a reminder of the transformation.

At least for me, when I surrendered my will and the care of my life to Jesus Christ and worked a program of therapeutic recovery, everything changed.

The above picture is as much of a reminder as the stretch marks that are in various places of my body are a reminder of how obese I was. The scars remain as a reminder of what could happen to me if I suddenly decide that I know better than God, or if heaven forbid, I start thinking I am “Cured”.

Yes – I deal with hard-hitting politics and I often lead with my faith and personal experience when I write about people or situations. I hope this give you readers a little better perspective as to the significance of my faith. Without Jesus, I am not Sober. Without Sobriety, I have no Insurance Business, No Political Blog, No House, No New Cars and of course No Jodie.

For those of you that got a chance to read this, I hope you find some inspiration and perhaps feel closer to God as a result.