Aaron F Park

Reality is a stubborn thing.

Apr 032020
 

Those of you that read Right On Daily frequently remember our epic take down of the Corrupt Sheriff of Riverside County – Stan Sniff.

During the course of said mission I interacted with a TON of Sheriff Deputies and employees.

In Memory of Riverside Deputy Dave Werskman who passed away this morning 4-3-2020 at age 49. (Note, your intrepid blogger is also 49)

In the course of talking to the law enforcement employees I was invariably treated to the talking points about pay and benefits and how they deserved more. As a political operative, I am pretty much numb to standard arguments from any group of people.

Something happened to my paradigm. Almost everyone I talked to in Law Enforcement in Riverside County had a partner or co-worker die young. (Think less than age 60) There was no way that many people were getting murdered by criminals in the line of duty. Still other perfectly young and healthy deputies were suffering career ending injuries (which I literally witnessed in real time while engaged in the heat of political battle).

One of the most evil things former Governor Gray Davis did (speaking of corrupt) was opened the door to pretty much EVERY State / Public Employee getting a 2.5ish% at 50 pension. He did it to get desperately needed campaign cash (something like $5 Million as it was pre prop 34 rules) to try and save himself politically. It was combined with a 34% pay raise to the CCPOA’s members as well. Almost every local government felt pressure to give out massive pensions to every level of government employee as a result of what Davis did.

I remember this as 2003 was a pivotal year for Republicans in California. We were signing our death warrant politically as we were electing a comic book character governor.

The sinister disservice to Law Enforcement was complete. Gray Davis had just decimated their argument for why their benefits were so rich. Today, in the pension reform environment – all government employees believe they are entitled to the same rich benefits that Public Safety Are.

However, a pencil pusher that fines businesses for breathing or who seeks to sue religious conservatives in the name of LGBT rights does not have the same mortality or morbidity as a cop. They should have never been able to retire at Age 50 with 3%xYears of service. The abuses are rampant with retired 50-something government leeches getting another job while drawing 6 figure pensions.

This does not happen with Cops and Fire Fighters. When they retire at age 52-53 with a 90% pension, their body is shot and their health is shot. Now that I am looking in to the Placer DA’s office drama, I am seeing that the same dynamic is in play in Placer. I know this is not isolated to Riverside.

I looked at statistics – depending on which website you use, a cop lives to be age 56-59. A firefighter barely longer. Firefighters tend to get cancer at extremely high rates and cops get heart disease at extremely high rates.

Given that bureaucrats tend to live normal lives (age 75-80), paying them 70-90% of their salary for life is unsustainable. This is why there are labor union strikes, lawsuits, recalls, million dollar city council elections and the like. Non Public Safety unions want to keep their gravy train running despite the truth. I support eliminating pensions completely (for non public safety public employee unions) as the taxpayers should not be assuming all the risk of funding the retirement of millions. As an intermediate step I support 2.0%-2.5% at age 60/62 in order to keep governments from collapsing financially. It is time for a matched 401K plan to replace most of the retirement plan benefits for non-public safety public employees. It is absurd to make the taxpayers guarantee market returns for millions of people whose careers are made out of fining businesses, threatening people and regulating the public in to the poor house. It is an injustice to millions that Government Jobs are far more lucrative than private sector jobs on the whole.

However, I have no such issue with giving away pensions and rich medical benefits to the Public Safety Unions – especially when cutting other government union benefits could offset the cost of maintaining high levels for Public Safety. You’d have to be without any emotion whatsoever to see people in their late 30’s permanently disabled due to arresting some slimebag (and getting assaulted in the process) or a 45 year old firefighter with the lungs of a 75 year old smoker – dozens of times over – and not say they deserve something extra. Before some of you make the idiotic argument that they signed up to be police and fire of their own free will, remember that without police and fire you do not have a society. (Just like without borders and a military you have no nation) Due to the necessity of their occupation, it is not like a Roofer or and Air-Hammer operator that can switch trades in their Mid-30’s when their body can’t take the pounding anymore.

Then add in that the County Worker’s Comp in many areas is full of bureaucrats that abuse the system to deny benefits to injured public safety employees and it is even more infuriating. (More on the Riverside County Worker’s Comp soon)

Dave Werksman is the third source of information I had in the 2018 election that has died before his 54th Birthday. Two other people I communicated with regularly, one Mid 30’s and the other Mid 40’s got injured while I was working on ousting Stan Sniff and are both now permanently disabled. That means 5 people I relied on from Oct 2017 through Nov 2018 are dead or disabled. In fact, one of the disabled was injured on my 47th Birthday in 2018.

I will be forever grateful to Dave Werksman as he provided me with a slew of information on the Bomb Squad which led to several discoveries of dirty promotions, retaliation, cronyism and corruption unrelated to the bomb squad. I have been able to find out that Werksman was indeed in below average health when he contracted the ChinaVirus in the SouthWest command of the Sheriff’s Department. Sadly, Werksman was to have retired when he turned 50.

I do not believe it is inauthentic as a conservative to understand that public safety comes at a cost. It is a cost I am willing to pay now that I have seen firsthand what the price is for people that commit their lives to it. RIP Mr. Werksman.

Apr 022020
 

Is this Peter Kuo’s Latest Scam?

The post by Peter Kuo on his facebook page from 2 months ago speaks for itself. We’ve written at length about the list of bizarre businesses he has and the number of LLC’s / C-Corps that have been shut down. You’d think if the Vice-Chairman of the California GOP had a magical device that could Contain/Destroy the ChinaVirus we’d have heard about it by now?

Where’s the aircraft factory?

I am also still waiting for my Jade Bitcoin. BTW – the video of Peter handling ancient antiquities seems to have disappeared from the website.

I just keep getting reminded why I had a bad feeling about Peter Kuo when he first announced his vice chair campaign.

 

Mar 312020
 

There has been a school of thought since at least 2008, maybe before that the “leadership” and the “insiders” (see also Oligarchy of Controlled Failure) resent the amount of work they have to put in to keeping the CAGOP under control. There has been more than one person suggest that “they” would shut down the party if they could.

On Saturday, 3-28-2020 – the CAGOP’s Board of Directors cancelled the 2020 Convention and delegated the disposition of Fall 2020 Party endorsements to a small committee of insiders.

Then there is the overall apathy and attitude of defeat that comes from a generation of grassroots being shunned from any positions of real consequence and mocked for their beliefs. People only endure relegation and insults for so long before they either become terrorists intent on burning the organization down or just giving up and leaving.

After Meg Whitman won her governor’s race, everyone that supported Steve Poizner and worked for him was targeted and shunned. This matters because the same people that worked for Whitman then are swinging the axe now – Jeff Randle (who made $7500 a month from the new defunct California Trailblazers and at reputedly least double that from CAGOP Contracts), David Reade, Andy Garakhani are the people behind the curtain circa 2020. We detailed that the blacklist has returned. We’ve written about several insider machinations. We’ve detailed the serious condition that several legislative districts are in.

Your intrepid blogger even had first-hand knowledge of (some not all) “leaders” defending outright corruption/misbehavior in AD72 and AD73.

I have been told by several insiders that a survey that was sent out via email to the CAGOP’s members had next to no responses. The key aim of the survey – sent via email only – was to determine what people wanted to do with the CAGOP Convention in the #Chinavirus world. Did the party bosses really want any response?

(Note, after three months I am still not getting CAGOP Emails, others have to forward them to me. If you want to forward them to me use [email protected] or if you prefer [email protected])

I believe that the cancellation of the 2020 Convention is a toxic combination of apathy and “leadership” really not wanting to have to deal with a convention. Again, I believe the apathy is in no small part created by the psychotic grasp of control exerted by the shrinking coven of consultants and staff inside the oligarchy of controlled failure. I’ve watched for years as they have systematically dismantled and demolished organizations they could not control and killed organizations they did. Why should the CAGOP suffer any different a fate?

The State Party By-Laws call for 1 Convention Every Calendar Year. The Feb 2021 Convention is now the next convention. This means that the CAGOP will be in violation of its’ own by-laws. What is the consequence – someone could sue the CAGOP? This is not the first time the CAGOP leadership have flouted their own by-laws, I’ve seen it many times. Mostly the By-Laws have been flouted to ensure endorsements of incumbent legislators or to circumvent insurrections against the wishes of party bosses.

If more Apathy, disconnection, exasperation and separation is what the consultants that are making 6-figure incomes off of the CAGOP want, they are on their way.

What are the potential consequences of the CAGOP skipping and deliberately not re-scheduling the Convention in May? Please note that a lot of County Chairs wanted the convention to be re-set for September. So add Anger and disenfranchisement to the list. Did the regional vice chairs talk to their county chairs about how they felt? Did they care?

IT is the opinion of this blogger that Former Congressman Doug Ose is ramping up a Governor Campaign, and John Cox is looking at running again as well. However, given the abject bias and the movement of insiders – the Trump-Hating former Mayor of San Diego Kevin Faulconer is being lined up by the Oligarchy of Controlled Failure. They believe that we need yet another Chad Mayes Republican to run statewide. Remember Randle and Reade raked in $15,000 a month from Meg Whitman. Garakhani and Patterson also cashed in off of Meg Whitman, this is their paradigm.

What has their leadership brought us? (Quoting an email I actually get)

  • No voter registration effort by the CRP since March, 2013   They did a one month effort in September, 2019.  Current registration figures are 44% Democrat, 27% NPP and 23% GOP
  • The November, 2020 ballot will NOT have Republican on the ballot for:

19 Assembly Seats <<< 22.5% of Assembly Elections with no GOP Candidate on the Ballot.

9 out of twenty State Senate seats <<< WHAT!? That’s 45% of the State Senate Elections with no Republican on the Ballot! (note, in SD05 the party bosses wasted $150K on a Republican that finished 5th)

8 congressional seats

Out of Ose, Cox and Faulconer – only Ose is an original Trump Supporter (although Cox was endorsed by Trump for Governor in 2018) and Cox is easily the most Conservative of the three. Faulconer is the most liberal – hence the love of the insiders.

There would be a clear nexus to keep the grassroots at bay. There will be no debate about proxy rules and Jessica Patterson can go in to the 2021 CAGOP Convention with 257-275 proxies lined up making her a prohibitive favorite to get re-elected. This favors Faulconer.

Perhaps the very ambitious and very liberal CAGOP Northern Region Vice Chair Deborah Wilder (a client of David Stafford Reade’s) will be tapped to run for CAGOP Chair after the November Elections are complete? (It is the opinion of this blogger that at least 3 more Legislative seats are gone, perhaps as many as 6) Remember, Wilder has served party bosses well, arguing against grassroots supported rules changes at at least two conventions that I am aware of.

Another sick irony is that with the 2020 convention shuttered, none of the never-trumpers currently raking in money off of the Trump effort have to face any of the rank and file CRP delegates until the Feb 2021 officer election convention. (Note, that while David Stafford Reade worked for Marco Rubio and later Cruz in 2016 – he is bundling money for Trump in 2020, this will undoubtedly set him up for a run of his own in 2022 or more high-profile work. Of the crew, Reade is the most conservative and the most friendly to Trump) It is my estimation that Jessica Patterson, Jeff Randle, David Reade and Andy Garakhani (among others) split a $500K kitty from the 2020 RNC Convention drill – despite their past history of openly opposing President Trump (scrubbed social media or not).

The only decision made by the CAGOP Board this past weekend that I agreed with was making the election of two RNC officers a mail in ballot deal instead of a jam down from the 159 hand-picked RNC Delegates. Had the CAGOP board not designated a mail-ballot election, Harmeet Dhillon would have been at the mercy of 159 hand-picked RNC Delegates that Andy Garakhani and Jeff Randle selected for the RNC Convention instead of being re-elected by the rank and file CAGOP delegates.

The other major decision of the CAGOP Board is related to the election in November 2020. There are going to be a ton of ballot measures on the ballot in November. The initiatives committee – 100% of which were appointed by Jessica Patterson and 100% of which were supporters of Jessica Patterson is making the recommendations. (Remember, in Jeff Randle’s world, anyone that did not tow the line is excluded. It is my opinion and knowledge that Randle directed the process of forming the current CAGOP committees) Then the recommendation of the initiatives committee will be sent to the executive committee of the CAGOP for debate and ratification. 50% of the executive committee is also appointed by the Chair. The Rank-and-File delegates are shut out again.

No by-law debates, no endorsement debates just a couple of party insider committees calling the shots.

Perhaps party activists that care about the party should organize their own convention? I’d support something like that were it to get traction.

Perhaps party activists should openly petition the party bosses to actually hold a regularly scheduled CAGOP Convention in August or September in order to satisfy the PARTY’S OWN BYLAWS? The only way to set aside the party by-laws is with unanimous consent and the cancellation of the convention was not done unanimously. I would also support a VERY PUBLIC effort to petition party bosses to do their job and hold a convention in 2020.

If you care about the CAGOP – please forward this to people that are delegates and alternate delegates to the CAGOP. This is our party and what is being done is not right.

Mar 312020
 

When I saw the list of Trump delegates to the RNC, it caused me to start investigating a lot of things. For one, West Walker was retaliated against for helping Travis Allen. Despite being a very early Trump supporter and a key volunteer leader in 2016, Andy Gimmecandy made sure he was eliminated. In fact, the list of delegates are replete with establishment types – including many who vociferously opposed the President up until Election Day. I had also been told there were several internal fights over the delegate list as Gimmecandy was assembling it. The fee for a delegate went from $900 to $1200 and Gimmecandy was asking for it 100% up front, suggesting it was supporting his consulting fees.

This is the type of ham-fisted dictatorship I have become used to. The goodwill post 2019 CAGOP Convention is gone. None of the follow-up meetings I personally had been led to believe would happen did. Jeff Randle, Andy Gimmecandy, David Reade and crew are doing the EXACT SAME THING THEY DID post Meg Whitman when they were all pulling down $10,000-$15,000 a month salaries off of her. Anyone that was a part of Steve Poizner’s campaign was excluded, shunned and blacklisted from future participation. It was not just me in 2010, and it is not just me in 2020 being punished for refusal to accede to the wishes of the elite.

Remember, the connection between these consultants and Jessica Patterson was first solidified in the Whitman effort in 2010.

Worse, Travis Allen and Steve Frank supporters were willfully exterminated from CAGOP Committees by Jessica Patterson, Jeff Randle and crew. It was seeing the lists of CRP Committee-members that told me we were in for a long two years as conservatives. It also told me that the blacklist had returned (which I confirmed with off the record sources). I personally did not even ask for an appointment to anything, I knew better. Others found out the hard way.

So when I looked at the current list of CAGOP Delegates – I went through the list looking for Congressional Staff, Legislative Staff, Political Consultants, Staff of Consultants, employees of firms that are political in nature (aka treasurers, fundraisers, etc). I figured the near psychotic grip being exerted had some sort of basis in numbers and control. I was not disappointed.

Note – that I included myself in the count of political consultants.

I determined that 29% of the current delegates, based on the list I got in January fit the list of people with financial interests in CAGOP politics (don’t worry CRP, I am not publishing the list nor am I spamming it either). It took me a few hours to look up names, but I am 99% convinced this number is accurate.

What this means is that Travis Allen, Steve Frank or anyone else seeking to dethrone Jessica Patterson starts with a 27-2 deficit. (Not all 29% of the aforementioned are part of the machine, just most of them)

The system is rigged. Any candidates running for CAGOP office have to win 2/3 or more of the 71% of renaming delegates in order to win election against the establishment.

It gets better. In case you are wondering why any efforts to reform the proxy system are eviscerated, this is why. The rules committee, stacked with establishment, will torpedo any attempts to reform. Then you have to get 2/3 from the floor to adopt reform to override the stacked Rules Committee – which is also impossible due to the rigged system.

Proxies? Jessica Patterson got 584 Votes for CAGOP Chairman. This was 54% of the total vote. 257 of those 584 votes came by proxy. (This assumes that every proxy I thought was a Patterson vote actually was a Patterson vote)

257 out of 584 is 44%.

You can literally draw the conclusion that Jessica Patterson is a Proxy Chairman and that the Oligarchy of Controlled Failure are in complete control of the CAGOP.

This is not a representation of real Republicans. This is Failure, Inc.

Mar 302020
 

Are you a candidate for office? Have you ever been talking to your consultant or just going through life wondering, is the Right On Daily Blog going to kick my Tail?

In order to qualify for the Right On Daily Blog, you, yes you have to screw up. So let us list some of that stuff in a manner even a candidate for office can understand.

  1. Register as a Republican specifically to run for or hold office.
  2. Raise taxes as part of a “deal” or raising taxes as anything other than a last resort
  3. Use your office to advance the careers of donors or loyalists over more qualified competitors
  4. Become vested in your office – as in deriving part (or all) of your identity from your campaign(s) for or office(s) held.
  5. Fail to pay your bills – (screwing campaign staff, tax liens, lawsuits, judgments, etc)
  6. Have Sex with Staff, Donors, Supporters that you are not in a committed (preferably married) relationship with.
  7. Campaigning as a Conservative with a personal history of porn, alcohol or drug abuse (ongoing, versus sober 5+ years)
  8. Abusing your position to cover up malfeasance and/or criminal activity
  9. Supporting two or more of the following: Gun Control, Drug Legalization, Soft on Crime Legislation (or initiatives), “Rights” Bills/Initiatives at the expense of Religious Freedom,  which includes Open Borders
  10. Engage in Emotional Manipulation / Cult Leader Type behavior as a campaign or governing practice
  11. Lying about your qualifications for office or accomplishments while in office – including attempting to take credit for other people’s successes
  12. (Bonus): You’re a democrat – in which case you deserve to have your tail kicked by the RightonDaily Blog.

IF you do any thing in the above list, you, yes you could get your tail kicked by the Right on Daily Blog.

This helpful primer of pitfalls will help any candidate understand why the Right On Daily Blog is whaling the tar out of them – because we care.