Aaron F Park

Reality is a stubborn thing.

Jul 302020
 

Allow your intrepid blogger to give some background as to why I even care about this ballot measure. As I was investigating the insider politics of the CAGOP, the hidden financial transactions, massive paychecks, candidate lynchings, insider control and the like – Prop 19 came on to my radar.

I was first informed that David Stafford Reade was calling people on the initiatives committee of the CAGOP. In and of itself, that is not an issue – but the deliberations were mostly being done privately and rank-and-file delegates really were not participating in the process. Then, I found out that David Stafford Reade is alleged to be on the payroll of the No on 19 effort along with someone who may or may not be Tom Ross. Ross is an alternate on the CAGOP Board of Directors in order to skirt conflict of interest rules as he is a partner in a gigantic California GOP consulting firm. Since the actual member he serves as an alternate for never (literally never) shows up for meetings, Ross is effectively a member of the CAGOP’s Board of Directors. This needs to stop.

Tom Ross also directs millions of expenditures related to the CAGOP as the grand poobah of “Team Cal” (read the CAGOP By-Laws it is in there). How is this not a conflict of interest?

Jessica Patterson was telling people she had the votes to kill Prop 19 on the Initiatives committee, as if we needed any more proof that Patterson is far from a fair CAGOP Chairwoman. The issue is not these people making a living, it is the lack of transparency and the insider game where a shrinking coven of control agents get rich off of failure.

For years when I did campaign work, I could predict the endorsements for each candidate based on who their political consultant was. While I never had any direct proof, it was and is common knowledge that Jon Coupal would accept donations to Howard Jarvis for endorsements. I was told but could not prove that Meg Whitman paid for her endorsement in 2010. I’ve been told by three different consultants that they had discussed “honorariums” with Howard Jarvis, Gun Owners (Sam Parades) and others. David Stafford Reade, Jon Coupal and Sam Parades go back years. Even if they did nothing illegal, the stench of insider politics is strong. I watched patterns for years which is why I knew then that endorsements were not worth the paper they are printed on.

I am not alone in my opinion of Jon Coupal being a coin-operated fraud. Jon Coupal got nuked in the 2010 Meg Whitman campaign by Dan Morain. While Dan Morain is a liberal, he has tarred Liberal and Conservative alike for being a phony.

The meaning of purity depends on who does the defining. Coupal promotes initiatives to limit campaign spending by labor and is a critic of public employee unions and their pensions, even as the organization has accepted $42,000 from the California Teachers Association and $10,000 from the California Correctional Peace Officers Association. Both donations were earmarked for Jarvis-backed initiative fights.

Millions pass through the Jarvis organization each year. The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, the main umbrella organization, disclosed that it raised $12 million in 2008.

That’s right – Jon Coupal took money from the Teacher’s Union and should be disregarded as a serious conservative let alone Republican. He and Jarvis are nothing more than political consultants or paid bloggers. It’s time for Jon Coupal to man up and be honest about who he is.

This gets me to Prop 19, it is something Howard Jarvis has allegedly been fighting to get passed for years. I have a hard time believing that Jon Coupal arrived at his conclusion to oppose Prop 19 on his own, similar to David Reade and Jessica Patterson.

Get rid of the hyperbole – Prop 19 100% exempts the entire farm. Land and the home – the farm transfers in its’ entirety to the heirs with the lower tax base from the deceased family member. This is the main thrust of Prop 19, to save family farmers from losing their farm due to a re-assessment at death of the farmer. 

Perhaps this is why James Gallagher and Megan Dahle voted to put Prop 19 on the ballot – both are unassailable conservatives.

Prop 19 gives the elderly and the disabled the ability to move anywhere in the state and take their prop 13 base with them. 3 times! Right now it can only happen once and then, only in 11 counties.

This means that an elderly couple trapped in San Jose can move to Modesto without being bankrupted.

When Prop 58 was passed, it gave people the ability to transfer property to their heirs. In the words of Jon Coupal:

Still, Coupal said he believes voters did not intend to grant as broad tax relief as they did when they passed the 1986 measure.
“The average voter probably did not have in mind a multimillion-dollar property being given [to children] that they could use as income-producing property and then live out of state,” Coupal said.
What changed Mr. Coupal?
Coupal, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn. president, said the inheritance tax break provides policy benefits. He argued those who want to live in their parents’ homes, maintain family farms or hardware stores or inherit small apartment buildings shouldn’t face huge property tax bills after their parents die.
Proposition 19 gives the heirs of the deceased a year to either sell the property or occupy it as their primary residence. Otherwise, if it is kept as a rental it is assessed at current market value. Right now, California is the only state that allows rental properties to flow through with such an exemption.
This is why the wealthy “Team Cal” people like Howard Hakes, Tom Ross and others hate Prop 19. They could care less that it helps the elderly and disabled move to other areas, and they could care less about a family farmer being exempted from higher Property Tax basis forever. Their rental property on the Santa Monica coast that they inherited under the Prop 58 exemption (aimed at families passing primary residences down to each other) will suddenly be taxed at current market value. Meantime, the people that need the Prop 58 tax break will actually be able to get it under Prop 19.
Currently, 60% of parent-child transfers are rental properties. In Coupal’s own words this was not the intent of Prop 58. In Coupal’s own words family farmers need to be protected. What changed in just two years?
The thing I find amazing is that the wealthy fat cat opponents of Prop 19 have the ability to set up trusts and do complex estate planning that could shield any property affected by Prop 19. The ordinary folks (like say me) that leave a house for their children have an extra $1 Million of protection added by Prop 19 that is not present currently.
This means, you leave a house for your kids that was assessed at $250K when you bought it and it is worth $1,249,900 when you die – your kids do NOT have a step up in property tax base weather or not they occupy it.
If you are a victim of a natural disaster (beyond Gavin Newsom), Prop 19 will also allow you to move without a re-assessment in all 58 counties. Right now only 11 Counties have such a provision. There is no such protection or ability under the current tax code in the other 47 counties. Think about the massive wildfires that have lit up California – face it, conservatives won’t have a majority any time soon to deal with the extreme left wing enviros whose lawsuits have thwarted land management. This means somehow we need to deal with the here and now until we can unseat a generation of leftist judges and legislators. Why continue punishing people in the North and Center of California because someone is mad over their beach house getting re-assessed?
Farmers grow food. They deserve to be protected for generations. The elderly deserve to be able to move away from neighborhoods that have been forcibly gentrified by Sacramento. The Disabled are usually disabled through no fault of their own. People whose houses burn in wildfires the same. It just makes sense that they deserve help from the tax code instead of a one-size-fits all hammer that has been abused for 30+ years.
You get to choose, Help Family Farmers, the Disabled, the Elderly and Wildfire victims – or let the people who abused Prop 58 spend millions convincing you to let them continue to do so.
Vote yes on Prop 19.
P.S. If you still have doubts about the voracity of Howard Jarvis’ opposition to Prop 19, Take a look at this:

The organization (Howard Jarvis) has taken other stands that were more remunerative than popular. In 2004, Coupal appeared on television commercials attesting to the wisdom of an initiative sponsored by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, which owns two casinos in downtown Palm Springs and in the outskirts.

The initiative, Proposition 70, sought to give tribes unlimited authority to expand their casinos on their reservations so long as they paid the state part of their earnings.

“With Proposition 70,” Coupal said on the commercials, “casinos help share the burden for schools, health care and public safety.”

Voters rejected the measure, but it was not a total loss. Agua Caliente donated $1.825 million to one of Jarvis’ political committees.

Jul 292020
 

Blogger’s Note – it has been put to me that www.Redstate.com and www.townhall.com are being targeted by Google and “throttled back” in an orchestrated and coordinated attack by social media companies to impose their will on the election. Megalomania is Typical for maladjusted nerds. The unfortunate part for them is the genie is out of the bottle, they and the democrats they whore themselves for can no longer lie (such as calling riots a hoax) with inpuginity. The loss of control for the left must be devastating.

In a real world of ethical people this redstate.com story would be national news. Gavin Newsom is straight out corrupt. Take a look at the latest:

We reported over the weekend that California Gov. Gavin Newsom obtained a $2.7 million cashout refi mortgage on his Fair Oaks estate just 90 days after it was deeded to him by an LLC formed by his cousin, Jeremy Scherer. This photo of the Newsoms, tweeted Sunday by Mr. Newsom, was taken in the backyard of that estate.

Now, it looks like that loan and a similar cashout refi the Newsoms obtained on their Marin County mansion in November 2017 are “sweetheart” deals that aren’t available to even the most qualified buyers. Between the two deals – which haven’t been reported on the Governor’s financial disclosure forms – the Newsoms were provided with $3.8 million in tax-free cash.

(Yes, commenters, they still owe that money to the bank, so it’s not like there are no strings attached.)

Two long-time mortgage professionals who spoke to RedState and who specialize in mortgages and refinancing in this price range were “stunned” that the Newsoms were able to obtain these loans and shared dozens of anecdotes where their own customers or associates weren’t able to.

As we reported, on January 27, 2020, approximately three months after receiving the deed to the Fair Oaks home, the Newsoms obtained a cashout refinance for $2,695,000. That’s approximately 80 percent of the home’s appraised value of $3,700,000. There are some circumstances under which borrowers can receive up to 100 percent of the home’s value in a cashout refinance, but “jumbo” loans (loans over approximately $700,000 in Sacramento County) are customarily restricted to no more than 80 percent of the home’s value. Still, obtaining a jumbo cashout refi is complicated and nearly impossible in 2020. Mortgage professional Thomas Zabel, who’s worked in all facets of the industry since 2005, told RedState:

“Banks tightened up the guidelines on cashout refi’s in 2019, including decreasing the loan-to-value (LTV) percentage and some requiring that the borrowers have $1,000,000 plus in liquid assets available. Even then, a cashout of nearly $2.7 million on a $3.7 million home in January 2020 simply wasn’t available to any qualified borrower that I know of.”

In addition, the Newsoms would need to have the deed for much longer than 90 days before being considered for a cashout refi. An Orange County real estate agent/former mortgage brokerage owner told RedState:

“Borrowers have to have the deed for at least six months to get a cashout refi. Period. Even my highly qualified borrowers with millions in liquid assets are held to that standard. Obviously a bank can make whatever loan they want to make, but there’s no way you or I can walk into a bank and get that kind of deal. It doesn’t exist.”

That wasn’t the first time the Newsoms’ “lucked” into a deal that no one else could get – and both of the refinances were done with the same bank, Union Bank. Prior to their move to Sacramento, the Newsoms lived in a ritzy hilltop home in Marin County with views of the San Francisco Bay. They moved to that home in 2011 from San Francisco, taking out a $1,760,000 mortgage on the $2,225,000 purchase price. They refinanced in 2013 for $2,175,000, and then again in October 2017 for $3,225,000 – netting at least $1 million in cash.

NEW: Gavin Newsom's Undisclosed "Sweetheart" Bank Deals Gave Him $3.8 Million

NEW: Gavin Newsom's Undisclosed "Sweetheart" Bank Deals Gave Him $3.8 Million

Gavin Newsom 2017 Mortgage, Page 3

The home was worth $3.5 million at the time, according to Zillow.

NEW: Gavin Newsom's Undisclosed "Sweetheart" Bank Deals Gave Him $3.8 Million

Assuming that Zillow “zestimate” is correct, that means that the Newsoms obtained a cashout refi for more than 90 percent of the home’s value, which is way outside the norm for jumbo loans. Again, both of the mortgage experts RedState consulted with said there is no way a regular borrower would be offered this loan, even with a sterling credit score, abundant income, and cash reserves.

And, according to a Union Bank rate sheet obtained by RedState, although the bank offers cashout refinancing for primary homes up to 80 percent loan to value (LTV), the maximum a borrower can receive is $750,000.

NEW: Gavin Newsom's Undisclosed "Sweetheart" Bank Deals Gave Him $3.8 Million

Union Bank Loan to Value Guidelines

According to the Wholesale Rate Sheet for Jumbo products, even with a stellar credit score a borrower cannot obtain more than $2,500,000 for a purchase, Rate/Term refinance, or Cash Out refinance, and at that amount, the maximum LTV is 70 percent. The Newsoms’ loans were at 92 and 80 percent, respectively.

NEW: Gavin Newsom's Undisclosed "Sweetheart" Bank Deals Gave Him $3.8 Million

Union Bank Wholesale Rate Sheet, 2020

While this rate sheet is for 2020, the linked underwriting guidelines and required reserves linked are from December 2019, when the Newsoms would have been applying for the Cash Out on their Fair Oaks Home.

The Newsoms still own the Marin County home, though they publicly announced on January 29, 2019, that they were listing it for sale for $5.9 million. The home was taken off the market in June 2019, and they listed it as real property on their 2019 Form 700 (Statement of Economic Interest) and claimed more than $100,000 in rental income.

Because of the potential conflict of interest “sweetheart” loans present, elected officials in California are required to report them on their Form 700. Schedule B, “Interests in Real Property,” states:

“Personal loans and loans received not in a lender’s regular course of business must be disclosed as follows.”

The Marin County refinancing is notably absent from the Newsoms’ 2019 Form 700.

NEW: Gavin Newsom's Undisclosed "Sweetheart" Bank Deals Gave Him $3.8 Million

Between the two homes, the Newsoms have approximately $6 million in mortgage debt.

Californians deserve to know what’s behind these deals. Where did the $3.7 million to purchase the Fair Oaks property originate? Why was Newsom given these deals? If he is such a successful, wealthy businessman, why does he need these cash-outs? Why isn’t the 2017 cash-out reported on his 2017, 2018, or 2019 Form 700’s? Will he report the 2020 cash-out on his 2020 Form 700? Are Newsom’s personal finances as much of a shell game as the State of California’s? What, if anything, does Union Bank expect from Newsom in return for these deals?

Jennifer Van Laar

Jennifer Van Laar is Deputy Managing Editor at RedState and founded Save California PAC. Follow her work on Facebook and Twitter. Story tips: [email protected]

 

Jul 292020
 

Did you know that the feckless weak-kneed spineless weasels at the top of the CAGOP’s court of squishes are letting Politico and Media Matters pick candidates? Perhaps there is a revenge motive? Or a financial motive? Let’s take a look at what’s happening…

So would this social media post get me banished by Her Majesty and the Court of Squishes?

In the opinion of this blogger there are several reasons why Jessica Patterson, David Reade, Jeff Randle et al are hunting down GOP Nominees.

The first and most obvious is the Convention in 2021 where Her Majesty is running for re-election (unless the court of squishes determines she can’t win, in which case she will be encouraged to move on). Ted Howze #CA10, Mike Cargile #CA34, Kathleen Hazelton #SD25, Buzz Patterson #CA07 will get delegate appointments. All are not supporters of Jessica Patterson even before they got on to the list. The squishes behind the curtain know that if they can drive down their election numbers, this can shave delegates off of them in Feb 2021.

I’ve seen these squishes do this for years, including last minute filing a second Republican to knock all the Republicans out of the general election.

Very important: Jessica Patterson has called every GOP nominee of 2020 in an effort to try to con them in to supporting her in 2021. Her talking points are ironic: Anti-Establishment, and how party leaders have failed in the past. I know of two specific instances of her talking to nominees. It appears that Hazelton was not buying what Jessica was selling – thus she was in line for execution. 

Jessica Patterson will not return phone calls from several county chairman key people to organizing and winning elections, but is calling former write-in candidates that qualified for the fall election? Yeah, she knows how to count votes and knows her base is eroding due to her terrible performance and the surrounding circumstances.

The Second and less obvious is revenge. Kathleen Hazelton filed as a write in so no one saw her coming. I am aware that Scott Winn (who we burned as the author of the letter to do in Ted Howze) hates Ted Howze (who would not hire him). I was told by Mike’s people that he actually interviewed with Scott Winn regarding a consulting arrangement. Cargile did not hire Winn. I am also aware that #CA07 Buzz Patterson may well have interviewed Scott Winn as well.

Your intrepid blogger has been told by insiders that Buzz Patterson and a couple other GOP Nominees are on the list to get lynched.

The cover story for lynching Ted Howze, Mike Cargile and Kathleen Hazelton was due to alleged “Racist” posts. Perhaps now that the Scott Winn connection is being vetted and the leak of the CAGOP’s Board Meeting agenda to your intrepid blogger we can see that this 1990’s era consultant drill of trying to screw party nominees not known to be loyal to the regime will be thwarted.

There is a third nexus that is overlaid in all of this. Q Anon. Media Matters has been obsessed with this (more so than the paranoid conspiracies of Q anon themselves). They have been systematically smearing and “outing” Q Anon candidates. Kathleen Hazelton is a Q Anon supporter. I do believe that Media Matters, politico and the LA Times have been tipped off regarding Ted Howze and Mike Cargile in terms of the specific opposition research being sent to them on a tee. The timing was too compact, the articles too easy and the reaction from the court of squishes was way too quick for there to not be some sort of coordination – and Jessica gets to exterminate delegate appointments from the CAGOP gene pool to protect her paycheck in 2021.

Remember, Media Matters are proven liars funded by George Soros amongst others. Yet, Jessica Patterson and crew are using them for cover as they lynch candidates they perceive as not being loyal to the regime.

Consider the above and watch carefully who the next candidates the leadership of the CAGOP are going to try to lynch. It is clear that Jeff Randle and company are already sweating Jessica Patterson’s re-election. These people are ruthless and play for keeps. If you google my name, you will see age-old smears dating back to 2009, 2010, 2011 when Randle, David Reade, Karen England and crew tried to kill me off. Ironically, My second career as a paid political operative and blogger was launched by the publicity these people got me when engineering smears in the local media. Many people that get smeared like this are not as tough and crazy as I am and usually fold. This is what these people are counting on when they trash and destroy Republican volunteers.

If you care about the future of the CAGOP – pay attention to the long game. Andy G, David Reade, Jeff Randle, Tom Ross, Jessica Patterson, etc are all lining up their next paychecks for 2022 and beyond. They are attacking on multiple levels while people are focused on the here and now.

Here is the moral to the story – get to know your Republican nominees. Make sure they are protected if they are not Jessica supporters. If they are Jessica supporters or have been called by her, find out what was said and why they bought in to it.

Get to know your local GOP Chairmen. The best hope to dealing with the court of squishes making tens of thousands of dollars off of losing elections is with the County Chairs, they get a ton of delegate appointments to the CAGOP. Trust me, the court of squishes probably are already tracking their movements. When I worked for Travis Allen, I knew that Jessica’s convention staff had every delegate pegged with 12 votes. (They did not know that Antonio Sabato and others were going to bail on Travis)

Get to know the people getting rich off of the failure of the CAGOP. It is not hard to uncover Six-Figure salaries. Andy Garakhani, Tom Ross, Jeff Randle, David Stafford Reade, Jessica Patterson, Matt Klemin, Rebecca Luby, Molly Parnell, etc. Why are they being paid so much to lose elections? How come their salaries, fees and conflicts are not better known to the rank and file CAGOP member?

When “leadership” are trying to get business done on short notice, there is a reason. This is typically done to ensure an outcome. Pay attention to this and make sure other CAGOP delegates – even those friendly to Jessica know about the dirty insider tricks. Fair-minded people resent these sorts of things.

The court of squishes have written the CAGOP’s by-laws and they know them. (and how to circumvent them) If you want to write the rules in the future, you are going to have to beat them at their own game.

Meantime – if you are thinking about running for office, if you interview Scott Winn you had best don a flak jacket if you don’t hire him. (There are other GOP consultants like this as well, I may write about them in the future)

P.S. Kathleen Hazelton was not notified she was going to be lynched before the CAGOP Board Meeting 7-25. Mike Cargile was not notified before being lynched in June. Ted Howze was not notified before his lynching and even John Briscoe #CA47 (not John W Briscoe of CIR, different person) was not notified that the report drafted about him was going to be acted upon on 7-25 either. Think it through and ask questions.

Jul 282020
 

Click here to see the FEC Filings as of 6-30-2020. This details how Andy Garakhani and Kaite Wheeler are cashing in on the RNC Convention Drill.

Note – Katie Wheeler has been paid roughly $100,000 a year by the CAGOP for the last few years as best I can tell from reading the reports. There are several committees  – such as Grow Elect and California Trailblazers that also paid a lot of these people (despite those both being absorbed in to the CAGOP now) – thus making it difficult to ever know how much these people are getting paid to lose elections.

I’ve been told that Andy G. has made as much as $500K in a year off of his insider connections, we are told Jessica Patterson is being paid $250K a year but not all of it shows up on the Campaign Reports. I was told that Matt Klemin may well be getting paid the same $250K along with Rebecca Luby. Again, the daisy chain of PAC’s and Committees makes it extremely difficult to track. Molly Parnell (aka Golden State Strategy Group) has made ten times that as she has been paid fundraising commissions (meaning she has raised a ton of money for the party). Any time you ever see anyone anywhere near the CAGOP leadership talk about Transparency, they should be tarred and feathered for being lying hypocrites. Remember, in their mind, your intrepid blogger is the villian for writing about this as it is their right to get paid massive salaries regardless of the repeated electoral disasters in California for the GOP.

To see the fundraising summary click here. The delegation drill has raked in nearly $600,000.

As you can see, as of 6-30-2020 $160K-ish of that money has been paid out in consulting fees.

We first started to expose this cash cow for establishment GOP political consultants with this piece. Back in October, we wrote about Andy Garakhani being handed the RNC Convention Drill despite his rumored job interview with William Weld for President.

Question one – it appears that the RNC Convention account has about $350K in cash. With the RNC convention being cancelled, people are lining up for refunds. Will these people get their money back?

Question two – will the firms making consulting fees return their payments as well? 

I ask these questions because insiders have been adamant with your intrepid blogger that Andy Garakhani and Jessica Patterson have bristled at the notion of refunding delegate fees.

For the first time, I can confirm, courtesy of a confidential informant on the inside of the CAGOP cesspool that the RNC Convention Drill was the lynchpin of Andy Garakhani running Jessica Patterson’s CAGOP Chairman campaign. Part of and a big part of Andy’s compensation was to have been a gigantic haul off of this convention account. As you can see, he had another $350K to play with until COVID came along.

Many people have talked to me about their experiences with Andy G in the last 2 years and have bemoaned the fact that it appears he is getting away with mistreating people while getting rich doing so. Sometimes, there are equalizers.

Remember the long game though. Jessica Patterson, Andy Garakhani, Tom Ross, David Stafford Reade, Jeff Randle, and anyone else your intrepid blogger has mentioned on the inside of the CAGOP stand to make a ton of money in 2022 off of the campaign of Kevin Faulconer for Governor. Many of the decisions they are making are the typical 1990’s era political consultant control games preparing the battlefield for Meg Whitman 2.0. All of these people made a ton of money off of Meg’s $150 Million disaster.

They learned nothing as they are retaliating against people, excluding people, picking moderate nominees, attacking conservatives, exterminating dissent, shrinking the universe to control things better and most importantly losing.

Anyone requesting a refund for their $1200 RNC fee (which used to be $900), please let your intrepid blogger know how that goes. [email protected] you can remain anonymous. If you were retaliated against and excluded from participation despite your loyalty to the President, we need to hear from you as well.

P.S. I got this email forwarded to me from several people. Perhaps the court of squishes and Her Majesty realize they are going to have to issue a bunch of refunds!!! Be sure to help pay Andy Garakhani’s Salary!

Jul 272020
 

We’ve written about David Stafford Reade for years. Reade has been making millions (no exaggeration) off of manipulating insider games and elections. Until 2020, I had not detected David Reade working for a democrat. (I probably need to do more research)

I’ve been told by several people in the North State that somethings seems off about Karm Bains (other than the fact that he looks like a villian in a James Bond Movie)

It did not take long to find out that Karm Bains is yet another political insider:

Karmdeep Bains, 44, of Yuba City, has been reappointed to the 13th District Agricultural Association, Yuba-Sutter Fair Board of Directors, where he has served since 2012. Bains has been co-owner at Coldwell Banker Commercial Valley Brokers since 2010 and owner and operator at Karm S. Bains Farms since 2006. He was farm manager at Didar Singh Bains Farms from 1992 to 2006. Bains is a board member of the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation, California Cling Peach Association, Prune Bargaining Association, Walnut Bargaining Association and Sutter County Board of Education. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Bains is a Democrat.

In the article where we learn that Karm Bains is a liberal democrat Jerry Brown appointee, we also see that the wife (or relation) of another David Stafford Reade client (ally) former Sutter Supervisor Larry Munger is on the list as well.

My research indicates that Karm Bains may well have re-registered NPP before filing for supervisor, which is a typical move that liberals make before running for office in a Conservative area. Note that Bains also holds an endorsement from Congressman John Garamendi who famously threatened to kick Donald Trump Jr.’s ass.

You’re going to find that mayhem and trouble seems to follow Karm Bains as we investigate the latest creation of the Reade Republican mafia in Northern California.