Aug 162019
 

On my Facebook Page, I have been treated to a disturbing display of moral bankruptcy by myopic NIMBY’s from San Clemente mostly. They are so fixated on stopping the toll road that is going to be built in Southern Orange County that they are attacking the female victims and willingly looking the other way regarding Brough’s fiscal maladies.

Perhaps Bill Brough’s email should have been disclaimed with a Paid for by “Harvey Englander and the City of San Clemente”… it appears that Harvey has been helping Brough write legislation and talking points.

In a previous post, I detailed how Republican “Leadership” have been keeping Jessica Patterson (the CAGOP Chair) and the party at bay. The Assembly and Senate Caucus are full of staff and members who still resent that the little people rose up and led to Chad Mayes’ ouster as leader over the Cap and Trade debacle. Also, there are a ton of staffers that are go along to get along types that want to avoid conflict and enjoy drinks with their democrat colleagues at night.

To Marie Waldron, Shannon Grove, Pat Bates, Harvey Englander and the City of San Clemente the game is save Bill Brough. The Foreclosure does not matter. The Bourbon Barrel does not Matter. The Cigar Humidor does not matter. The $1800 dinner for 4 does not matter. The $2500 plane ticket for a family outing to a RedSox Game does not matter. Brough’s drunken exploits do not matter. (Waldron is the Assembly leader on the R side and Shannon Grove is the Senate Leader on the R side)

The only thing that matters to San Clemente is that bill that would “audit” the Toll Road Authority. Well, it turns out that Bill Brough lied about that too (or perhaps the San Clemente residents are lying too) – the bill would abolish the Toll Road Authority.

I do hope Assembly Permanent Minority Leader Marie Waldron is proud of the leadership vote she has been protecting. I also hope State Senator Pat Bates is proud of her protege too. Perhaps they can call Harvey Englander for some donations and a call or two to some other morally bankrupt dem donors while they are at it.

The Media Celebrated the WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP of the CAGOP. Now, it turns out that two of the women have been running interference for a legislator that has been a bully and a bastard to several women – including an email today where he “Outed” two of his victims in likely violation of state law. What a joke these women leaders are being made in to. That’s right – Marie Waldron and Shannon Grove (and/or their staff) have both been alleged by several insiders to have been holding CAGOP Chair Jessica Patterson back from publicly engaging related to William “Bill” Brough’s serial sexual harassment of women. (amongst other things) It is also possible, though no one I have talked to has said as such, that Fred Whitaker the OCGOP Chair may have also been getting pressure from Republican “Leadership” to lay off of Bill Brough as well.

If this is true, Jessica Patterson should be hopping mad and Fred Whitaker should call Pat Bates, Marie Waldron and Shannon Grove out. These women should be ashamed of themselves for putting their egos ahead of the needs of other women – especially since it is likely that all three of them have been mistreated themselves at some point in their professional lives!!! (I’ve yet to meet any professional woman that has not been harassed or physically contacted in an inappropriate manner at some point in their career)

Now the hero of San Clemente William “Bill” Brough can add bullying female harassment victims to his list of maladies.

In 2017, I called Jennifer Beall (then a staffer of Bill Brough) as I had been told about the Lisa Bartlett incident in 2011 and that there was a resulting complaint about it to Assembly Rules. Beall then spoke to Bill Brough about it and he denied the existence of a complaint. A reporter has also asked Assembly Rules for Public Records and was told there were none. We have since learned that was a lie – a complaint did exist from 2015 and Bill Brough knew about it. I did the right thing by contacting the subject of the misconduct’s staff to get comment and as such, I did not write anything about the Lisa Bartlett incident in Early 2018 because I had no proof.

The Assembly Rules complaint in 2015 was not filed by Lisa Bartlett as it turns out, it was filed by someone else!!! (who Bill Brough later outed in his screed sent out today)

Bill Brough sent out a rambling email to the Orange County GOP and likely several others attempting to defend himself. He used carefully selected statistics (Which I believe were provided and parsed by Harvey Englander) and partial statistics to trash the toll road for about 600 words and then a bunch of bashing female victims while claiming victimhood that included the following:

 

Regarding her 2011 allegation against me – Lisa Bartlett did not tell the truth. Bartlett repeatedly told the media she filed a complaint with the city. In fact, no complaint by Bartlett was ever filed with Dana Point, and her story has been ever-evolving.

Of the other unfounded and false allegations made against me, HXXXXX BXXX was found without merit, Maria Elena Banks told two people – an elected official and another individual – that “she was asked to do it by someone in return for a job,” the final person, JXXXXXXX (Wrong Last Name), I met once in 2015.

During the 2018 primary, Bartlett’s former campaign manager Jeff Corless (he also consulted for Ed Sachs in his 2018 campaign against me) tried to push the same story with a local blogger, Aaron Park. My campaign manager discovered this and the blogger decided to not write about the story then, but is now launching daily, personal attacks against me – all that are false.

 

(Please note: Jeff Corless / Venture Strategic was never Ed Sachs Assembly Campaign Consultant and are not now.)

Bill Brough just mentioned two female victims of his behavior by name despite their requests for confidentiality. As I have written previously, Women who make harassment complaints risk losing their jobs. This is also illegal and could very well expose Brough to serious civil liability for bullying and retaliating against people that made valid complaints related to his behavior. Perhaps Bill Brough’s Wife (who is an attorney) will defend him against the lawsuits – since it appears their talking points have been “Why don’t they sue me”?

It is also clear in what I believe to be an act of drunken bravado that Bill Brough believed he could bully the two women whose names I X’ed out in the snippet of his email.

It is also clear that Brough’s reputed substance abuse is taking a toll on his judgement. If you read Bill Brough’s email in its’ entirety and you are a would-be donor, you are likely going to look elsewhere for a beneficiary.

I will say it again, if political leaders do not stand up and defend women, who will? This blogger will defend all of Bill Brough’s victims and will stay on this developing train wreck as long as it takes for the Republican “Leadership” to take out the trash. 

Below is a sick, sad Irony from Bill Brough’s Facebook page – sponsoring an event for Women with Senator Pat Bates. Women’s Safety and Self-Defense. Imagine that.

P.S. The OCGOP Central Committee Meets on Monday 8-19-2019. I am sure Bill Brough will be a top topic of discussion.

Aug 162019
 

I’ve spoken with several insiders this week. As such, I have gained some clarity as to what is going on. The exclamation point was David Carney appearing in a politico article trashing the President and the President’s former Campaign Manager. Corey Lewandowski is looking at running for US Senate in New Hampshire. It is believed that Corey Lewandowski would turn an easy re-election for Jean Shaheen in to a war.

David Carney and his fellow swamp dwellers have some insiders recruited to run for those seats.

And Dave Carney, a longtime New Hampshire-based strategist who’s worked on an array of statewide Republican campaigns, called the idea of a Lewandowski candidacy a “joke.”

“He adds nothing to the ticket and doesn’t help the president or the ticket in any way,” Carney said. “Corey is a political hack. Political hacks make bad candidates generally.”

I had characterized David Carney as a Trump guy, slowly over the last month I had been walking that back… especially as I learned how he got hired by the Assembly and State Senate caucuses. Now, here is Carney going full anti-trump attacking Corey Lewandowski.

Considering that recently, your intrepid blogger had a public dust-up with Senate Permanent Minority Leader Shannon Grove, and I have been forced to bomb Senator Pat Bates for her role in trying to protect the embattled (and scandal-riddled) William “Bill” Brough, I’ve been looking for answers.

This week several insiders requesting confidentiality helped provide some context for what I have been seeing.

I’ve been accusing party leaders of having “Stockholm Syndrome” – this appears to be true of the leadership in the two GOP Caucuses. It has been confirmed repeatedly that there is no discipline in either caucus and it appears that the individual members are “on their own”. There appear to be a few exceptions, but most staffers appear happy to draw a paycheck and go out drinking with their democrat colleagues after work.

There also appears to be little or no vision from the leadership of either Republican Caucus in the legislature – borne out in the absolute lack of messaging on SB27 before it passed both houses of the legislature.

This is why David Carney publicly attacking Corey Lewandowski matters. The people that were celebrating the passage of SB27 (the Trump Tax Return Bill) appear to have been Caucus staffers and staffers of members (like Chad Mayes for example) – but not the elected leaders or consultants of the State Party. Now you have the “Leadership’s” $25,000 a month consultant in the national media attacking Trump’s former campaign manager. It is unlikely Carney would do this without thinking there would be no consequences from his clients in California.

I had not been providing clarity in past posts, so let’s separate the two. Jessica Patterson and the CAGOP are separate from “Leadership”. “Leadership” are the consultants, staffers and elected members in “Leadership” of the two caucuses in the state legislature.

I’ve written in recent posts two important things about Madam Chairman of the CAGOP. #1 People have been restraining her from being more aggressive in public and #2 She has raised a fair amount of money for the CAGOP. (something like $2 Million)

As a new #3 It appears that Jessica Patterson (Madam Chairman) and her crew may well have accounted for most of that money raised.

For 22+ years, I have seen a pattern of hostility and resentment between “leadership” and the CAGOP. “Leadership” would prefer for the CAGOP to just go away, as typically they only involve themselves in officer elections and little else. An independent CAGOP is annoying to people that don’t want to be bothered upsetting the status quo.

What are the stakes? Stephen Choi, Tyler Diep, Tom Lackey and Jordan Cunningham could all lose their assembly seats. Jay Obernolte and Chad Mayes have watched their districts slide. Randy Voepel’s District is completely encased in the Duncan Hunter congressional seat. Then there is the scandal-riddled Bill Brough! With no vision or Cohesion, the Assembly GOP Caucus are like sitting ducks. The Senate Caucus is not in much better shape with at least three of their members considered vulnerable: the Catherine Baker clone Ling-Ling Chang, John Moorlach and Scott Wilk.

It has been put to me emphatically that Jessica Patterson is quite upset by the Bill Brough scandal (among others) but has not intervened because of “Leadership” who believe that the Bill Brough situation is their territory. (remember, Mrs. Patterson has called one of the victims to offer support) It has also been put to me by several insiders that the holdover staff of the CAGOP – many of whom are retreads from Senate or Assembly Jobs have been fighting Jessica Patterson’s desire to be aggressive. Should Jessica Patterson assert herself over the leadership, she would risk losing their support and thusly a couple hundred delegates to the CAGOP – this is the brutal reality of the current rules of engagement in party politics.

The Assembly Caucus and State Senate Caucus’ alleged interference in the Bill Brough situation may also have caused OCGOP Chairman Fred Whitaker to be much slower to engage on the issue. Given the meltdowns and issues I am seeing, I am open to any possibilities. Given that so many that get elected to the Assembly and State Senate could care less how small the caucus gets (as long as they are one of them), I discount none of the stories I hear of extreme and unhealthy behavior.

While I have been critical of David Stafford Reade for many years, I will reiterate that he is a conservative who “gets it” with regard to campaigning. (If I had an insane moment and wanted to run for Assembly, I’d show up at Reade’s office with $500K for my campaign and a contract for him to sign to run it.) It also appears that some of the consultants, (along with Jessica Patterson) who may or may not include David Reade have had arguments with the same CAGOP staffers that just want to go along to get along. This internal fight is occurring while the GOP caucuses are shrinking so small you could fit them in a mailbox and while those feckless, lazy Staffers and “leadership” people are calling the base of the GOP racists! (Along with their drinking buddies from the other party.)

I am open to the possibility I very much misread the internal struggles within the CAGOP. If this read today is correct, then it explains that the steady stream of CAGOP Staff turnover means that the feckless cowards are being eliminated in favor of new staff that want to “Take the Fight to the Democrats”. It is impossible to be aggressive against the democrats if you secretly support running trump off the ballot and are calling his supporters racists…

The new information about David Reade and Jessica Patterson gives me a better perspective for the resolution of the CAGOP Platform. It also informs me for how efficiently the College Republicans issue is being handled at the state level. Both appear to want to fix problems quickly with a minimum of collateral damage and get to kicking some dems out of office.

I am open to the explanation of internal workings (staff and conflict resolution) being true as again the “Stockholm Syndrome” among the ranks of “leadership” is palpable. It is like the “leadership” are happy being captive and playing in a shrinking sandbox as long as they get the committee assignments they want and their allocation of pork barrel projects for their districts. Meantime, the rest of us eat —- while Bill Brough harasses women and spends his campaign cash on Bar Tabs, Junkets and Burbon Barrels with his colleagues blissfully ignorant of the whole thing.

I can put up with a lot of squishyness in CAGOP leadership if they are willing to be aggressive and burn stuff down. In fact, If Jessica Patterson, David Reade and crew succeed in remaking the culture of the CAGOP in to an aggressive campaign machine – there would be a lot less controlled failure and #WINNING may return to the lexicon of the CAGOP. This would be despite the best efforts of “leadership”.

Interesting stuff.

P.S. None of the above means I am happy with the party committee makeup or the way the platform drill was resolved (even though I like the result). But if you support the CAGOP, then it goes without saying that criticism needs to be balanced with facts and acknowledgement of things you agree with. Meantime, there is Bill Brough… oh the irony…

Aug 152019
 

Kevin Kiley is broke after running through something like $1,100,000 trying to make the next step up the ladder to what looked like a plan to run for Congress.

Click here to see his 2020 Assembly Account with $4900 in Net Cash.

Click here to see his 2019 State Senate Account still showing a net -$109,000. What a waste of a Million Dollars.

Click here to see his 2020 State Senate Account drained down to $2200 – as money was transferred in to the 2019 account post defeat in order to pay bills. (Perfectly legal by the way)

The good news for Kevin Kiley is that your intrepid blogger received information that Fiona Ma was attempting to promote his democrat opponent at a recent event. The erstwhile democrat candidate appeared to be a blithering idiot. I’d rather get run over by a train than willingly vote for a democrat given a Republican alternative.

The issue for Mr. Kiley however, is that Congressman Tom McClintock is underwater on his favorables (news flash) and his suicide bomber opponent has $330k of Silicone Valley Techno Commie money in her Congressional Campaign account. The resulting vote harvesting drill will tighten his margin in Placer County unless he mounts some sort of counter effort. (And does not just spend it all on mail and radio) The opponent to McClintock is a 50 year old AOC clone, so she is out there with Che Guevarra so that will help as well.

If the democrats were serious about challenging McClintock or Kiley they could go to the Sacramento Zoo and have better luck finding opponents.

I am expecting Kiley’s liberal millionaire donor base in the Bay Area to make sure he has enough money to walk and chew gum at the same time. The PAC donors from the Sacramento Cesspool will also do their part as well.

Aug 142019
 

In what is becoming a pattern of continuing crookery there is yet another story in the Ricardo Lara chronicles of corruption. He directed Funds to a Charity when he was CEO.

Embattled Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara directed contributors to give hundreds of thousands of dollars — more than $840,000 — to nonprofit organizations so far during his career.   Amazingly, Lara served as the CEO of one of those 501(C)3 nonprofits which received funds at his behest.

He sat on the board of at least one of charity during the time he was acting to behest the funds between the charities.  More telling is one particular charity where the intake and expenses were by so a wide margin larger than its charitable contributions as to be potentially unconscionable.

Continue reading this bombshell here

P.S. This looks an awful lot like the Chuck Quackenbush scandal…

Aug 132019
 

The Orange County Toll road saga can not be as simple as a bunch of NIMBY’s and some knucklehead Republicans slithering in to the lowest common denominator to get votes? This saga alone should be enough to show any reasonable person that neither Bill Brough nor Bryan Maryott should hold office, ever. (CA-49 = Mike Levin’s Congressional Seat, AD-73 = William “Bill” Brough’s Assembly Seat)

Yeah, they even hate “Green” energy as these memes came from a fight over solar arrays and windmills.

Picking up with the LA Times article assaulting the now former consultant for the Toll Road Authority, it looks like the “overpaid consultant” for the Toll Road, just months after being hired engineered an end to 12 years of environmental lawsuits. There goes that cover story. True to form for the weak leadership in Orange County, the consultant was thrown over the side rather than being defended. This dynamic has to be part of what San Clemente was counting on when they hired a media drill that yielded LA Times Stories attacking the consultants among other stories in other outlets as well. 

It appears that in addition to the media drill, that the City of San Clemente attempted BS Enviro Lawsuits that failed. It looks like with the enviro hurdles cleared (by the Consultant that the Toll Road Authority fired, by the way) that the San-Clemente City Council got desperate and went looking for help.

Enter Major Democrat Donor Harvey Englander who obviously has to have a major axe to grind as he lost the $1.8 Million Contract for the OC TCA to someone else. In 2015, when the open bidding was done to hire a consultant, (A fact omitted in the LA Times Hit Piece referenced in a previous blog) Adam Englander and the firm Englander, Knabe and Allen finished in second place. Note to LA Times – that means they bid higher than the $185 an hour you breathlessly reported about. (and that “overpaid consultant” helped in saving millions of dollars by mitigating the enviro lawsuits against the project!)

That’s right, Bryan Maryott, San Clemente and William “Bill” Brough are in bed with a major Democrat donor. Look at the donor pedigree of Harvey Englander. Adam Schiff, Hitlary, the Kamala Dragon, even — $2,000 to MIKE LEVIN. He even gave $500 to that loser John (t)Ossoff whose GA-06 Loss was an epic fail for Trump-Haters everywhere! In the most dramatic of ironies, Bill Brough is now allied with a four-time donor to Bob Filner. That’s right – Harvey was a repeat donor to the groper… How’s the swamp water feel Mr. Brough??? 

Given the abject bias of the LA Times and the timing of their story, it is the belief of this blogger that Harvey Englander was behind planting the story and the careful omission of facts in it. If it was not for people trying to obfuscate the issues of Bill Brough and the stupidity of Bryan Maryott (sending me Facebook ads 450 miles away), your intrepid blogger may have never come across this attempted sabotage of YET ANOTHER FREEWAY in CA. Based on what I know, Daddy (as in Harvey) has tons of connections in LA County, including having social justice warrior reporters in his back pocket he can shop stories to. Harvey has been infesting the body politic since the 1970’s. Englander donated to Al Gore for President for pete’s sake.

Get a good look at Harvey, he is the man trying to screw over a generation of South OC Residents to settle a score. The NIMBY activists in San Clemente have pinned their hopes on him too. Has Harvey taken care of Bill Brough? Inquiring Bloggers want to know…

If you still don’t believe me, take a look at Harvey Englander’s proposal to San Clemente. Read it here as many times as is necessary. Did Bill Brough read the proposal before a couple cases of Burbon made it to his spread on the coast of Dana Point? (Who knows, maybe it did not cost Harvey a dime to get Brough on board)

Unfortunately for San Clemente and Harvey Englander, I found a neat link on the internet about the exact same subject matter as the LA Times hit piece. Boy what a different story it tells about the Southern Orange County Toll Roads!

Harvey and his crew (that includes Don Knabe, who has more baggage than a 747) quote Sun Tzu in their preamble. Sun Tzu died over 1,000 years ago and if Sun Tzu was alive today, he’d get his ass kicked on the Right on Daily Blog too. Your intrepid blogger does not like NIMBY’s very much, nor do we like politicians that make chicken-feed short-sighted decisions to curry favor with groups that will never support them. (Ahem, Billy Boy and Bryan)

On page one of the proposal that Englander sent to the City of San-NIMBYte, Harvey talks about having contingency plans to deal with responses and being available for a kill-shot when the opportunity is presented. Harvey shoulda run a background report on Bill Brough first as Brough is a walking political suicide shot.

In the words of the great American theologian Mike Tyson, “Everyone gotta pwan till dey get punch in da fathe”. It appears that Englander has been running around bullying people on behalf of San Clemente. Then they got punch in da fathe…

If you boil down the proposal by Englander, it is a litany of maybe legal, but undeniably unethical abuses of the system.

Given that most in office are cowards and hate any sort of negative news, (This applies to Harvey’s side of the political aisle as well as Republicans) Harvey and company understood that starting the fan and throwing stuff through it would be a great strategy. He could get unprincipled trans-conservatives like Maryott to buckle and could “buy” people like Bill Brough who are corrupt (as proven by the Right on Daily Blog) and vulnerable to change with the whims of the political winds.

Harvey was able to get something like $97K out of the City of San Clemente after the humiliating defeat a couple years earlier for the prime $1.8 Million OC TCA Contract. Harvey Englander was paid in October of 2017, as it appears from records posted on the internet. The public smear campaign started shortly thereafter. I sometimes Imagine what I could do to someone or some group for $97K. (fill a psych ward?) 

Quoting the 3/7/2019 Article linked previously:

Englander did not mince words in its proposal, citing five lessons from The Art of War writing, “at Englander… having a well-thought-out timetable enables us to be offensive in our activities and be prepared to take a “kill shot” when the opportunity is presented.”

Englander backed up that “kill shot” statement, squarely aimed at the TCA and Venture, taking the proposal to another level that will have many questioning the business practice of “antagonism campaigns” and the motives of the San Clemente City Council.

Blogger’s Note: Venture (Strategic) is the consultant that beat Harvey for the Toll Road Contract

In the proposal Englander wrote, “TCA’s primary challenge throughout its’ history has been earning public support for their [told road] activities.”

“The path to success is to increase public antagonism toward the agency, its Board of Directors within their own cities, taxpayers and even some environmental groups.”

Got it? When we continue, we will start unraveling the tactics Harvey Englander and crew are using to bully local electeds. If you are on the fence about the Toll Road thing in Southern Orange County, once Right on Daily is done with Harvey Englander and the San Clemente City Council I hope you will support the Toll Road Authority digging a tunnel right through their City Hall. 

Bill Brough just appears to be a useful idiot, trying to get more campaign cash to spend on Cigars, overpriced meals or junkets to Ireland. (when he is not acting like a complete pig towards women that is)

It is also a goal of Right on Daily to make sure neither Bryan Maryott nor Bill Brough get any serious consideration from Republicans as their decision to side with the left-wing democrat donor bullies is indefensible and was based on short-sighted political gain and not about the best interests of their would-be constituents.

If you are an officeholder or a stakeholder in Southern Orange County – take heart because Sun Tzu has never met a blogger from Placer County that wants to see the GOP return to relevance. It is a bonus that I get to torch some liberal democrats and their so-called Republican buddies trying to keep California in the stone age. You no longer have to fear bad press because it is now open season on the bullies, and you can now vote your conscience without fear or intimidation.

P.S. No real conservative sells out core Republican principles for a few votes and a nice seat at a cocktail party. Given how feckless Bryan Maryott is, there is a part of me that would rather see Levin re-elected as he is an honest communist who took $2,000 from Harvey Englander. To be continued…

Just say No to Bryan Maryott in CA49 and No to Bill Brough in AD-73