Jun 302019
 

I’ve been thinking about this for a while. The words of my confidential informant (who was also interviewed by the LA Times) are ringing in my head, “I’d love to let you use my name, but it could hurt my business”

Then there were others I spoke with – so many it seems like a blur…

“Yeah, Aaron, check in to _____ and _____, but keep my fingerprints off of this. If my boss found out I was talking to you, I’d get fired.” He paused. ” Bill Brough doesn’t just drink man, and I am sure you know what I am talking about given your past, he gets f—ed up.”

“Hey Aaron, you are dead right about Bill Brough, I’ve been to his apartment when they have had the kitchen sink full of ice.”, then there was a pause, “Dude, it’s a bad scene, like almost every member has a portable bar in their office.” When I followed up in partial shock, “Yeah man, keep my name off of it. I would be in deep s–t if the “Third House” found out we talked. There are a whole bunch of these guys that think being an Assemblyman is a vacation to Animal House”.

This has been my life since 2003 when I started blogging. One anonymous source after another. Being smeared in the local media. My wife getting threatened and harassed. Anonymous packages. Anonymous emails. Text Messages. Faxes. People who are outraged about what is going on whose voices are quivering when they talk to me. Women, one after another telling me about being grabbed, cornered, leered at, catcalled, etc. People like former Senator Ted Gaines (and others) doing nothing while their employees are on a rampage. (Gaines’ Chief of Staff was involuntarily terminated for his repeated issues with women)

For every sordid tale written on Right on Daily, there are at least 5 more I have not written about because I simply don’t have enough proof and can’t protect myself from a libel lawsuit. Since 2003, I’ve received 27 legal demand letters and counting, yet I’ve never actually been served with a lawsuit.

If I did not believe my involvement in politics was a calling, I’d be an NPP and out of it all together.  Don’t kid yourself, the democrats are worse than the Republicans as their lack of morals is encoded in their party platform, however, with few exceptions they are all corrupt regardless of party label.

The quivering voices, the code of silence, this is why Lisa Bartlett’s story rocked me to my core. People had to have known about this in 2018 when Bill Brough drew a primary opponent. Yet, they retaliated against the Primary Opponent. (BTW as an unrelated – I’ve learned more about Don Wagner’s situation and it makes far more sense to me what has happened since he won his race as some of the events before and during the campaign are absurd)

Many people in Orange County were righteously angered when the leadership of the OC GOP asked everyone present to keep Lisa Bartlett’s gut-wrenching story “In the Family” after she bravely released in public what she had been holding in since 2011. Right On Daily broke the story in public about 40 hours after Lisa Bartlett went public in that meeting.

Yet, the narrative I’ve seen from the OCGOP has been all about Bill Brough, and people’s motives. What about the women?

Let’s compare Lisa Bartlett to the political operative that accused Brett Kavanaugh or any of the political operatives that accused President Trump.

Lisa Bartlett told people when the event happened. The others did not, in some cases the elapsed time was over 30 years.

Lisa Bartlett had corroboration. The others did not. Many of their stories came apart quickly.

Lisa Bartlett attempted to seek redress for what happened, WHEN IT HAPPENED. The others did not.

Bill Brough lied about the existence of previous complaints related to sexual misconduct that were filed by others. There had never been complaints or lawsuits over unwanted sexual advances against the President – just legal agreements after consensual sex that were uncovered by Mueller and crew then leaked to smear the President. Brough set himself on fire when he sent proof that the 2018 complaint to the assembly rules committee had been dismissed on a technicality, a complaint he denied the existence of.

The woman that spoke to me is someone I know and I know what she has been through. Where is the regard for her? Where is the regard for the Realtor that went on the record? Where is the regard for the others that filed complaints?

When I was single, after I got sober and started getting my life together I went to a seminar that was basically about how to be a man worth marrying. There were a lot of concepts about self-discipline, praying, eating right, etc. The key thing I took from that seminar that I have not forgotten 15 years hence is that men are supposed to protect women that are within their sphere of influence.

Regardless of the PC assault and deliberate confusion of gender roles – this is the truth. Men are supposed to be a source of stability and security. Men are supposed to protect their employees, spouses, and children. By extension it is an easy logical conclusion that Men are supposed to protect volunteers for the CAGOP, OCGOP and political staffers.

The leadership of the OCGOP has failed to do any of this. Instead we got this:

“The Republican Party of Orange County has no tolerance for sexual misconduct,” Whitaker said in a statement. “We are not aware of any pending investigations. All claims of sexual misconduct should be reported to and investigated by law enforcement or state legislative ethics committees to allow for a fair and thorough investigation, so that victims can be heard and an accused can present a defense. If an investigation is initiated, any request for endorsement would be dependent on the results of the investigation. There is no request for endorsement pending at this time.”

In effect, Fred Whitaker, the OCGOP Chairman re-injured the victims by refusing to acknowledge the reality of a revolt against Bill Brough. Rather than acknowledge Lisa Bartlett or what she says happened to her, Fred Whitaker tried like so many other failed leaders in the GOP to avoid conflict at all costs. It does not matter weather Bill Brough has a pending endorsement request or not, it matters what the OCGOP is going to do about what Lisa Bartlett (and others since) have come forward with.

The news stories related to Bill Brough are full of cowards refusing to comment. They know what happened.

Then of course there are Technicalities, such as women’s complaints against Brough being dismissed because they did not want their names revealed to Brough. (but not dismissed on the merits of the complaint itself) Still another complaint was dismissed for lack of a second witness.

People wonder why it is so hard for women to come forward?

This is why I wrote about Lisa Bartlett’s story. Women that help the CAGOP and the OCGOP deserve to be protected. I’m happy to do it from 450 miles away if those in Orange County won’t. The next move is yours OCGOP leadership.

P.S. The quotes I started this story with are almost verbatim what I was told on the phone by sources.

Jun 282019
 

Jenine Windeshausen has not had an opponent in at least her last two re-elections. She needs one in 2022. She has been the driving force behind a massive 17% rate hike for Pioneer Energy. The Pioneer Energy Board is Meeting Monday Night to consider this massive Rate Hike.

It gets worse, Windeshausen has talked openly about creating a bunch of new social programs with the “excess revenue”. Perhaps she should run for President on the democratic ticket.

Pioneer Energy was created as an alternative to PG&E. Under Windeshausen’s plan, their rates will surge to within 5% of PG&E. Note – PG&E is consistently among the highest energy rates in the lower 48 states. Please see the deceptively spun presentation Windeshausen presented to the Pioneer Board. She cleverly cloaked a double digit rate increase as a “Discount from PG&E’s Rates”.

The 17% increase would create an additional $16 million surplus in the next 12 months beyond the $12 million surplus that is present. These kinds of proposals come from local government when the lines of fiscal prudence become blurred and group think about programs and functions of government become the first thought.

The City of Rocklin has been the only entity served by Pioneer Energy that has been speaking out about this absurd plan. I moved out of Rocklin almost 100% due to PG&E’s Utility Rates and having 4 Utility Bills, just when Rocklin was seeing some relief from PG&E’s rates, this happens.

Please see their letter opposing the massive 17% rate hike here.

PLEASE NOTE – EVERYONE IN THE FIVE INCORPORATED CITIES IN PLACER WAS MOVED TO PIONEER ENERGY UNLESS THEY SPECIFICALLY OPTED OUT. Note Roseville has it’s own utilities and is not subject to Jenine Windeshausen’s social engineering agenda.

If you are concerned about the massive 17% rate hike that is being pushed by Jenine Windeshausen – please speak up as their are slated to ratify this disaster after public comment at 3pm Monday.

Please note – Neither Jim Holmes nor Kirk Uhler were present for the meeting where Peter Gilbert, Kim Douglass, Jeff Duncan and Cheryl Maki voted to move the 17% rate hike forward. Only Greg Janda voted no.

If you want some say over your ghastly electrical rates – speak up quickly and please be respectful of the people you email.

Board members:

Kirk Uhler, Placer County Supervisor, [email protected] 

Jim Holmes, Placer County Supervisor, [email protected]

Peter Gilbert, Lincoln City Councilmember, [email protected]

Kim Douglass, Colfax City Councilmember, [email protected]

Jeff Duncan, Loomis City Councilmember, [email protected]

Greg Janda, Rocklin City Councilmember, [email protected]

Cheryl Maki, Auburn Mayor, [email protected]

 

Jun 272019
 

Blogger’s Note – Thank you San Clemente Times for the Attribution.

Are you smelling what we are cooking? I don’t think there is a whole lot of food in some of these restaurant bills. In our first installment of our expose’ on Bill Brough’s out of control lifestyle, we detailed his donor-funded Burbon Barrel and a side trip to a RedSox Game. The $20,000 junket to Ireland could also have elements to it that were illegal as well.

Anyone with a picture of Bill Brough’s Burbon Barrel, please send it to me at [email protected] You can remain confidential. Help RightonDaily drain the swamp.

Provided for your convenience, the source material for today’s installment of the Bill Brough lifestyle support fund – the 2017-2018 FPPC Filing for Bill Brough.

3-1-2018: Mastro’s Steakhouse, listed as a fundraising event with 3 guests. Total? $1200. I live in the wrong assembly district. I want to go to one of these events, even with a $200 meal, I’d be a cheap date. Does anyone think a $1200 Dinner (ahem, bar tab) for three was a fundraiser? If yes, is it fiscally conservative? Do Bill Brough’s Donors know about this and would they be happy with it? I suggest the FPPC take a look at the receipts for this as well.

Bill Brough is reputed to be a lousy fundraiser. You could never prove that by looking at the litany of “Fundraising Events” on his campaign finance report. It looks like Brough was using pretenses to pay for his personal entertainment and luxury drinking/dining habit at the expense of his campaign account.

12-12-2017 the Capitol Grille is listed (Note this is alleged to be one of the locations where Brough Harrassed / Assaulted one of his vitcims in 2015) for a whopping $1800. “12/12 LEGISLATIVE STRATEGY MEETING & MEAL COSTS – 4 ATTENDEES INCLUDING OFFICEHOLDER”. So, let’s see, the legislature is out of session. It is December in Sacramento which is a lot less nice than December is in Dana Point AND it cost $1800 for a 4 person event? Let’s see some receipts. It looks like a big fat bar tab from several weeks or months.

Then there is El Niguel Country Club for $2360.80. This was a retirement party for Jeff Montejano. Montejano was Bill Brough’s Chief of Staff who now works for a special interest in Orange County. Several Capitol Insiders told me confidentially that Montejano had a reputation for covering for Bill Brough’s actions. Monetjano also lived part time at Bill Brough’s rager pad in Sacramento. It is alleged that Mr. Brough had several trysts and drunken incidents in that location. Again – this is heresay from confidential informants as the code of silence in Sacramento is strong and people fear losing their job.

People familiar with Bill Brough’s Assembly life and campaign life in 2018 tell your intrepid blogger that the 3-1 “Fundraiser” was not a fundraiser. Was $2300+ on a retirement party a legit use of campaign funds? How much could a few cheese and fruit platters have cost?Again, the FPPC should look at these two line items on Bill Brough’s campaign finance report. Perhaps someone should talk to Mr. Montejano and ask him if he knew that Brough for Assembly threw him a retirement party and paid for it too?

As of right now, we are aware of 5 women. Two are on the record with graphic accounts of Bill Brough’s misconduct. The incidences are not connected and happened in different parts of the state at different times. As we continue to tear through the sordid history of Bill Brough as an Assemblyman, it continues to spiral…

To be continued…

P.S. your intrepid blogger has a theory, with evidence on why OC GOP Chairman Fred Whitaker has been trying to prop Bill Brough up. Coming soon.

Jun 262019
 

In a quest for answers, I’ve talked to a ton of people in the last week since breaking the Lisa Bartlett story on 6-19-2019 (Again, thank you to the media outlets that attributed this blog) Right On Daily also broke the story of a female staffer last Thursday 6-20 that was also quoted in the LA Times  yesterday (also asking them not to publish her name). Other media outlets have spoken to 3 other victims, 1 one the record and two more requesting anonymity.

I have direct knowledge that at least two of Brough’s victims in the Sacramento legislative staff orbit have re-filed their complaints with the appropriate committee set up in the wake of the #MeToo crisis.

A common strategy of crisis communication is to attempt to wait out the storm. I have more room on this blog than they have time to forestall the inevitable.

You may be wondering why I’ve posted a photo of Bill Brough at at RedSox Game.

Let’s have a look at his 2017-2018 FPPC Filing.

You will see a notation for 7-23-2017 listing $11,603.38 of his campaign funds being used for a trip to Ireland. Amazingly, this may be legal. However, if you continue down – you will see an additional notation for $2405.20 to United Airlines for plane tickets to Boston. The date the trip started is listed as 8-2-2017.

You can fly from SoCal to Ireland direct and don’t need to stop in Boston, unless of course you want to slip a trip to Fenway Park in at the expense of your donors. Now, the picture posted on Bill Brough’s Facebook account 8-4-2017 becomes clear. It is the opinion of this blogger that the $2405.20 for the diversion to Boston is clearly an issue and may very well be an illegal expenditure.

The next part of the issue is his whole family traveling on the dime of his campaign account. It is probably time for the FPPC to start looking for receipts to justify these expenses and taking a look at where Bill Brough’s donor’s money is going.

A look at the expenditures shows $2707.25 for a hotel in Ireland entered on 8-14-2017. I am not sure it is legal to treat your whole family to an Irish Caucus Trip at the expense of your campaign account. The diversion to Boston is definitely an issue. This is going to make a brutal hit piece for Brough’s opponents in 2020.

There are thousands in other expenses related to Irish Caucus events. However, the junket to Ireland in 2017 appears to have cost about $20,000 worth of donor’s money.

Take a look at this screenshot. I decided to sort the excel spreadsheet I downloaded by category. Knowing what I know about Brough’s Drinking exploits made me wonder what the heck cost $331.12 at Bevmo. It probably funded another rager at his apartment in Sacramento I guess. (stay tuned because $331.12 at BevMo is small potatoes)

However, the Bourbon Barrel is something the FPPC should also take a look at. Insiders describe the Bourbon Barrel is described by Bill Brough as his pride and joy. Everyone that has been to Brough’s office has seen it and seen Mr. Brough raving about it. The Bourbon Barrel is literally a Bourbon Barrel that you open up as a portable bar. It is there in his capitol office – you know Office Furniture. I am sure the receipt would look awesome in a freedom of information act request. A picture of a Bourbon Barrel in a campaign mailer would look good too.

Brough’s fellow members of the legislature know about the Bourbon Barrel, but probably did not know it is listed as an office expense on his 2017-2018 Campaign finance report. Bill Brough’s Donors almost certainly do not know they bought him a Bourbon Barrel.

To be continued.

Jun 262019
 

I want to preface this by saying I know most of the people involved. They are not bad people at all. Most all of them are good people.

My issue is that the Stanislaus GOP was involved in the California Republican Leadership Fund as an aside to the day-to-day operations of the committee without the advice and consent of the committee. Worse, upon further examination, you can see clearly that the exclusion was willful and deliberate. This is the issue.

Embedded is an email from the current leadership of the Stanislaus GOP where they are considering a Censure brought forward by a Whistleblower Micah Rapier. Joseph Grcar made a public records request related to FPPC Proceedings against the California Republican Leadership Fund for documents and communications. The censure and the issues in Stanislaus County Revolve around hundreds of thousands of dollars that have been run through their political accounts without the rank and file members knowing a thing about it. This has happened in other counties as well. I am aware of another complaint in Alameda County.

The 35 page document related to the 2012 CRLF Complaints is full of arguments between the CAGOP Lawyers and the witch-hunters at the FPPC. The FPPC in the opinion of this blogger, is politically biased and looks for opportunities to fine Republicans. It is reputed they are currently on a rampage against anyone Dem or Rep that has ties to the Charter School People. (Retribution for the Charters spending huge on Antonio against the maniac governor)

The 10th page of the document is my focus and the reasons why I am interested in the whole thing may be different than those that sent them to me.

If you click the image and read it, you will see a reference to Tea Party Groups in 2011 trying to take over Central Committees. In 2011, I had first hand experience when Staffers of Doug LaMalfa, Jim Nielsen and others teamed up with Karen England and Tea Partiers to run the real conservatives out of the Placer GOP.

While I have no abiding love for the Tea Party in general – the issue here is that you can extrapolate this letter to mean CRA Group, CIR Group, Grassroots Group, not just the Tea Party. In writing the CAGOP’s Lawyer Charles Bell confirms what we all knew. The leadership of the State GOP has made and has contingency plans in case the real grassroots in whatever form take over a county party.

Now you have perspective for the all-out statewide drill to pick delegates to control an outcome for the CAGOP officer elections.

Now you have a perspective for the insider-driven drill to shred the CAGOP Platform.

These same people belittle us all for supporting President Trump.

Now we have perspective for the $100K spent in Placer and the $20K spent in Stanislaus County in 2012 to influence elections (Research shows money was spent in San Bernardino County in 2012 as well). These expenditures could well have been coordinated at the highest levels of CAGOP Leadership.

Was the $3MM spent on 44 Central Committee Elections in 2016 more of a play to maintain the circumstances for the California Republican Leadership Fund (which was still in operation in 2018 despite the $30,000 in fines the previous complaint generated)? Anyone with heritage in CAGOP operations remembers the “We Are the GOP” mailers and all of the slate mail cards bought with Charles Munger’s money in 2016 – directed by Luis Buhler and David Reade (amongst others). You will see those and other names time and time again in all of the insider machinations.

I’d encourage Joe Day, Jim De Martini and others to take a step back from their arguments with Micah Rapier and Mylinda Mason and look at the big picture. The Stanislaus GOP is and has been just a cog in a bigger wheel of control. The Oligarchy of Controlled Failure.

Were they made aware of what their role is? It is clear most of the Committee had no idea that their account was part of a statewide web. Weather or not someone deserves Censure is actually a subset of the bigger ethical issues uncovered by these documents and complaints.

I’d submit that 90-95% of the rank-and-file Central Committee Members have no idea of how small the group of control agents are or what they have been doing.

I will tie this all in better and in more detail, but this is my first hot-take from the Stanislaus GOP Drama. I do not think it is isolated at all. I think it relates to a lot of what I’ve been seeing for the last decade… if these people were winning elections I don’t think it would be as big of an issue.

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