Nov 092018
 

As you can imagine the rank and file in the Sheriff’s Department are elated.

Pictured is Chief Deputy Jason “Deuce” Horton – he has said to some that he is going to run for Sheriff in 4 years against Sheriff-Elect Chad Bianco. Then, later, he was attempting to brown nose to keep a job. Horton is 48 and needs another 15 months or so for a full retirement. #EPICFAIL He better hope the file about the DUI he allegedly got away with was destroyed by his pals in Sheriff’s Admin. (If it is untrue, then he has a lot of issues to worry about anyway)

Lyndon Raymond “The Executioner” Wood – another Chief Deputy is suddenly ill. Something about heart issues, no one I spoke to knew anything about Wood having health issues as just two weeks ago he was threatening people in their offices. Rumors are just that, rumors. One set has him putting in his retirement papers and another set has him attempting to medically tap out.

Update: It appears that Chief Deputy Ray Wood did indeed end up in the ER on Wed with some sort of legitimate heart issue. All my opinions of him aside, I hope he is OK physically. Never, EVER root for people you don’t like or political enemies to suffer ill, otherwise you’re no better than the ill you attempt to defeat at the ballot box. Good luck Ray and recover fully.

Another insane rumor that turns out to be partially true is an alleged Stan Sniff temper tantrum, no, not the infamous video folks, a real tantrum. It appears he had to be talked out of shutting down the CCW Department as his refusal to have reasonable CCW issuance practices was a major campaign issue. (And exposed the hypocrisy of the NRA and H Paul Payne) Somehow, shutting the CCW department down was supposed to accomplish something.

That’s correct, a sitting Sheriff had a serious enough conversation that even his butt monkies (ohhh there is that word again) had to talk him out of yet another felony stupid move.

In other news – Sheriff-Elect Chad Bianco has made it clear that the Kevin Duffy Serial Child Molestation Case will be followed up on and finished the right way.

Your intrepid blogger has received multiple reports of Shred Trucks parked at or near the Sheriff’s Admin Office. I am not 100% sure what that means, but I have written many times I am of the opinion that Sniff and Crew will seek to cover their tracks.

The malicious prosecution of Donald Vincent Brooks is continuing. (Again, my opinion of the case) The investigator in the case that I think is dirty was attempting to brown-nose the Sheriff Elect after the election.

Your intrepid blogger was contacted by Stan Sniff major donor and failed assembly candidate Mohammad Ali Mazarei to pay off on a bet he made with me related to the election. I have not determined if I am going to return the call.

A personal note to Riverside DA Mike Hestrin: It was put to me that you refused to endorse Chad Bianco because of this blog. I don’t know you and I have never met you. I hope that rumor is false, not because I care, but because it makes you look weak in the face of corruption. That is not a good look for a DA who looks to be busy for a while with several messes within the Sheriff’s Department. Help the Sheriff clean it up so four years from now I have little or nothing to write about.

Several photos on social media started to emerge post election. In one case, it appears that the Sheriff or one of his Butt-Monkies got a group photo from Chad Bianco’s home station of Hemet removed. It is re-posted here.

I do not envy the job Chad Bianco has to deal with. But, man do I think he is equal to the task.

Your Intrepid Blogger will continue to follow up as events warrant. Thanks again to all within RSO and interested citizens that had the courage to come forward. I may have been the forum, but all of you supplied me with the tools to play a role in this election.

Nov 082018
 

I have been active in California Republican Politics for 21 years and counting.

I have had a front row seat to watch 20 years of Controlled Failure.

First off, let me say that I think it is absurd and insane for anyone to talk to Travis Allen about running for Congress. Dana Rohrabacher is not gone yet and Scott Baugh needs a clear avenue to get his clock cleaned once and for all should Dana lose the final tally. Travis has a young family and a financial planning business he is trying to get cranking again.

It is alleged that Harley Rhouda had about 3,000 paid operatives on the ground in the final days of the election as they appear to have made over 100,000 door knocks in the final 72 hours before election day. The GOP had not much more than a standard token ground game. I am not sure anyone outside of a Rich dude looking for a new adventure in CA wants to mess with that kind of fire.

The CAGOP is going to need a religious experience to manifest 3,000 volunteers in Orange County, let alone a Congressional District.

Having seen first hand what happened in Northern Nevada, I get 100% what happened. I saw canvassers sometimes 5 deep in precincts in Central Reno (think dem areas). I know of several people in Reno that were not contacted by anything other than mail (Registered R’s). Heller and Laxalt got beaten on the ground, period.

I’ve watched a generation of Republican consultants that eschew the ground game. You can’t win with just a ground game, and you can’t win with just media.

I’ve watched a generation of CAGOP Chairman talk a good game about grassroots but the grassroots and ground games continue to degrade. Jim Brulte was successful at digging the CAGOP out of Bankruptcy and holding a shrinking, fractured party structure together. Most of his predecessors that I knew failed at one or the other.

I have also watched as big money has allowed a very small oligarchy of consultants to basically take over the skeleton known as the California Republican Party. They dictate everything that goes on behind the scenes and had ironclad control until Chad Mayes’ very public meltdown shattered that paradigm of control. They are scrambling to regain that stranglehold.

For as much as I love Jim Brulte – that small group basically wielded a tremendous influence over him while grassroots groups have withered and died. I have seen a generation of term-limit babies that could care less about the condition of the CAGOP or the size of the GOP caucus in the legislature as long as they are one of them. Matthew Harper is a poster child for this, he did not and could not raise money (getting elected on $15,000 originally) and his vulnerability sapped resources out of other Republican Districts.

In my home Area, Kevin Kiley had $400,000 in the bank that he did not share with his colleagues as he just declared for State Senate. It is literally every man for himself.

Now, we are down to 11 Senators (out of 40) and likely 19 maybe 20 members of the Assembly (out of 80).

If Kiley beats Dahle or Dahle beats Kiley – there were be a feeding frenzy for the vacated Assembly seat. I am not sure why, but people seem to line up to run for state legislature for the privilege of being irrelevant. Special Bonus! Former Assemblymember Beth Gaines is going to run for that Senate Seat as well! (BTW – of the Three, Dahle is by far my favorite as I helped get him elected against the GOP establishment in 2012 and it is likely I will support Dahle in that SD01 Special Election)

Here’s my main point – our candidates (rumored and declared) for CAGOP Chair Present a striking contrast:

Career Activist and former 1996 Assembly Candidate Stephen Frank.

Former AD-74 (3 Terms) Assemblymember Travis Allen

Liberal Former Assemblymember David Hadley.

Hadley is making calls and locking up establishment endorsements. He is 100% more of the same. The same got us shellacked in the 2018 election and his solution was to take to AM 1070 KNX in LA and trash the sitting GOP President. I heard this from three people that listened to it live.

Filtering my past history with Steve Frank and focusing only 100% on his accomplishments, I do not think Steve Frank will be able to deliver on his plan for the CA GOP. While his talking points are cogent and his approach is better than I have seen him take in a long time, I don’t see a future for the CA GOP in electing a 72-year old Chairman with no demonstrated history of being able to organize or fundraise.

Frank has a successful online presence and serves as a voice for Conservative principles. I believe that Mr. Frank will continue well in to his golden years using his golden keyboard.

I took Steve Frank on in a CRA Chairman’s Race fight in 2013 and unseated an incumbent CRA President and unseated him as a CRA Vice President, I am worried that he is not able to organize grassroots either.

Steve Frank also lacks the charisma and presentation of Travis Allen.

I see the CAGOP Chairman’s race as a clear choice between two middle aged white guys, David Hadley and Travis Allen.

Hadley represents more of the same. Period. Nothing else matters as it pertains to him.

Travis Allen represents a different course. Regardless of his Governor Campaign, as a CAGOP Chairman he’d represent a mouthpiece for Republican Values, someone who is not afraid to mix it up with the other side, someone who will paint a clear contrast with the other side.

Travis Allen for his faults did have a rabid base of support and with some seasoned people coming alongside him could help harness that enthusiasm in to something real for the CAGOP. I really had not seen that since the days of McClintock for Governor in 2003.

We’ve tried the same approach for 20 years. I think it is time to burn it down and start over. I think someone like Travis Allen would be a great place to start trying to redefine the CAGOP.

Nov 072018
 

Look at the results on election night – Chad Bianco gained from the initial drop of results. This means that the late ballots are going to trend in Chad Bianco’s Favor.

Buh-Buy Stan Sniff.

There is the first drop at 7.02% Margin…

Then, it got worse for the Sniffmeister from there…

Look at the margin expand until the final (8.9%) Margin.

Nov 062018
 

Bill Halldin is staked to a sizable first-place lead in Rocklin. His wife Susan Halldin is also in first place for Rocklin School Board. Republican Derek Counter is in Second in Rocklin.

Krista Bernasconi is way out ahead in Roseville, along with Pauline Rocucci.

The results are such that I am in doubt about Bruce Houdesheldt being appointed. It looks like Jessica Morse’ turnout drill against Tom McClintock brought voters out for David Larson who finished 3rd. Stephanie Dement and Bruce Houdesheldt are not separated by very many votes at all.

Measure B will pass almost 2-1.

Lincoln City Council yields another interesting result – 3 time candidate Dan Cross finishes a distant 3rd behind Alyssi Silhi and Holly Woods Andrieatta.

With the result of Ted Gaines’ latest election basically known, Assemblyman Kevin Kiley is jumping to his next office and will be announcing his run for State Senate.

The Citizens of Roseville have given John Allard, Susan Rohan, Scott Alvord and the other two a mandate. Let’s hope they spend the money from Measure B wisely and deal with the contract negotiations well.

Nov 062018
 

(This is a commentary from your intrepid blogger with a mix of facts and conclusions I have drawn from my experience with them)

Election Day has arrived. It was something like October of 2017 when I started in on Stan Sniff. Having been paying attention to Riverside Politics closely, I can tell you a few things.

Eric Linder is the Clear Choice for Supervisor in District 2. Karen Spiegel even agreed, attacking Eric Linder for his low scores from leftist groups including planned parenthood dating to his days as an assemblymember. Spiegel took $1,000 from Planned Parenthood.

Spiegel also voted for several tax increases as a City Councilmember, such as Cable Bills, Ambulance Fees and other city fees. Spiegel even signed letters in support of the massive SB1 Gas Tax Hike, Cap and Trade and the $100Billion disaster known as High Speed Rail.

Karen Spiegel is a fraud and her extreme left-wing attacks against Eric Linder show that she has made fools of the local GOP who endorsed her.

Not to be outdone is the Corrupt Sheriff of Riverside-Nottingham. Today is judgement day for Stan Sniff.

Stan Sniff’s issues are legion –

While claiming to be pro-gun, he has arrogantly hung on to the “Good Cause” excuse to deny 80% of the CCW applications submitted to him, until the scrutiny of months long wait times for said denials got to him politically stories of waits of up to 26 months just to get interviews were common. Sniff is “endorsed” by the NRA, a group controlled by H Paul Payne – who may well be stalking his separated wife and separately may be pocketing money meant for outreach.

Stan Sniff has mismanaged the budget of the Riverside Sheriff’s Office. We’ve posted dozens of stories and photos of broken equipment. Sniff is famous for complaining about every budget given to him by the board of supervisors – until magically this year’s budget that was a disaster in January was suddenly o.k. Even more curious was the sudden discovery of $10MM to fund resolving the years-long CCW application backlog. (Note, Sniff’s lackeys in the local media have not reported on the slew of declined applications)

Sniff is reputed and documented to have enabled and supported corruption within his ranks. We’ve detailed cover-ups of DUI’s, Felonies, Sexual misconduct, cheating on advancement exams, cheating on time cards, terminating whistle blowers, preferential treatment of certain employees at the expense of others, retaliation, promoting employee campaign donors, physical violence, sharing confidential medical records, violating anonymity of whistle blowers, terminating harassment victims rather than disciplining the harassers and the list goes on.

We’ve documented specific instances such as Frank “Drone Boy” Taylor, Lt. Robert “Gunslinger” Rose, Jason “Deuce” Horton, Lyndon Raymond “the Executioner” Wood, Robert Epps, Christian Dekker, Lt. Mark Bostrom and the list goes on ad naseum.

Sniff is reputed to give out CCW Permits to donors and political allies while refusing the applications of others that have more “good cause”. Sniff is reputed to have given donors helicopter rides and access to sheriff’s facilities that even employees have limited access to (such as gun ranges).

Stan Sniff has taken money from convicted felons and hosted campaign events at businesses owned in part by convicted felons. Stan Sniff lists people with police records prominently as endorsers.

In the Primary – Stan Sniff promoted people of color and attempted to use them as political props, similar to 2014. Sniff’s obsession with identity politics is so severe that he had a Gay Station Captain go to Palm Springs and lie on Camera about Homophobia (Sniff and the Captain met with a council-member beforehand ostensibly to orchestrate the theatrics). Two Muslim supporters of Stan Sniff got in to the act, one staging a hate crime and the other going to the board of supervisors meeting, giving a rambling incoherent presentation.

Stan Sniff has had political scizophrenia – he sided with the ACLU against the employees of his department on using Body Camrea Video in a manner that denies the men due process rights and sided with the ACLU with regard to cooperating with federal immigration authorities. Yet, Sniff claims to be a Republican.

Sniff has attacked Chad Bianco for supporting Natural Marriage and Gender Dysphoria Counseling. He has attacked the Republican Party for its’ stance on immigration and gun rights issues. Sniff has even attacked Chad Bianco for supporting “Shall Issue” CCW permitting, consistent with the NRA’s position. In a bizarre twist, in an attempt to cover the embarrassment of H Paul Payne and others that rigged the NRA endorsement for him, he called the NRA a “Moderate” Gun-Rights Group in a news article.

Sniff has claimed with a straight face on camera that he has successfully led the department, yet at the same time says talk about low morale is an election year stunt. In the last 24 months over 450 employees have left the Riverside Sheriff’s Office. Current Employees are on mandatory overtime, many are being forced to work 6 days a week because of critical shortages of manpower.

At least 25 current employees who are Chad Bianco supporters are facing disciplinary action and one young employee got 80 hours of unpaid suspension for taking a photo of himself in uniform while holding a Chad Bianco Sign. Countless times, we have documented threats, intimidation and Stan Sniff management staff campaigning on taxpayer time. Countless times, we have documented the termination of employees in order to cover up malfeasance, including Deputy Birchard who appears to have been set up and then later fired over something unrelated to the original set up. Sniff’s department is attempting to lynch Donald Vincent Brooks, who has not seen his child in over 2 1/2 years due to the smears and opportunistic prosecution. Gabe Dennington is in to year 6 of his fight against the department. Correctional Deputy Tammy Smoak was terminated because that was easier than dealing with the 6-8 employees at the SW Jail that were harassing her and others – several of those employees I have recently received documentation (Videos, Timesheets and otherwise) showing they have been cheating on their timecards – ripping off the taxpayers.

43,500 felons THAT WE KNOW OF have been early released due in large part to Stan Sniff’s refusal to lead on the issues of jail space and jail staffing. All the years he fought with the board of supervisors and used jail staffing as a tool for political leverage have made thousands of felons very happy as many know they will never face real consequences for their criminal acts.

Despite Sniff’s distorted Statistics – the official statistics from the Department of Justice show Crime is spiraling in Riverside County. This is the clearest sign of failure for a Sheriff.

Stan Sniff is alleged to have bought off Supervisor John Taviglione for his endorsement. They agreed to a shame of an audit of the Jurupa Valley Station in order to give Taviglione some face-saving cover on his way out of office. JT’s residual grudge against the Riverside Sheriff’s Association and the nexus of this deal allowed him to kill off two birds with one stone.

Sniff is tying up loose ends. He promoted the documented racist Tony Pelato. He promoted Christian Dekker, famous for setting up fellow employees, cheating on his timecards, milking overtime and along with Martin Tochtrop (who Sniff also Promoted to, get this, the Internal Affairs department) tried to set up an inmate at the jail they knew was being released by mistake. He has promoted almost everyone we saw on the cheating scandal list, almost in a narcissistic rage to show everyone he is still boss. When you combine this with the sudden flurry of personnel investigations, strategically against Chad Bianco supporters and Whistleblowers – you have a disturbing pattern similar to the narcissistic rage Obama went off on in his last months in office. (recalling the fleets, throwing Israel under the bus at the UN, pardoning bradley manning and other traitors, last minute regulations, attempting to appoint several losers, the FBI/DOJ set up of Trump Campaign officials, etc.) I shudder to think what Sniff and his minions on the second floor will do in the two months he has as a lame duck sheriff (beyond destroying evidence that is)…

We know that the local media are in the bag for the Sheriff, the dynamic is almost exactly similar to the national stage. The Press-Enterprise and the Desert Sun endorsed Stan Sniff for some very petty and personal reasons. Don’t kid yourself, they both have buyer’s remorse and doubled down on corruption and failure – because to support Chad Bianco would mean an admission that they had been in the bag for the corrupt sheriff and they were wrong. They’d rather lose their credibility than do that. Again, see the national media whose trust interval is in the 25% range and a recent Morning Consult Poll (which has a Dem +5 Bias) said 64% of Americans think the media has done more the divide the country than anyone or anything else.

Even if none of the above matters to you at all – Even if Sniff had actually been a decent sheriff versus the documented reality – what about the cover up of the Kevin Duffy serial Child Molestation Scandal? Sniff has not even lied about it right. He said there was only one victim, we know of 7. We know that the cover up started from almost day one. We know that something like 250 children were at risk from this guy. We know that dozens of victims were denied closure due to the cover up.

You can be as cynical as you want and say “All politicians are corrupt, who cares”. When a politician (Sniff’s words) does not protect women and children what’s left?

You have it all – a feckless GOP that has refused to stand up for its’ own enumerated values. A local media establishment that has cowered in fear of the tyrant. A tyrant that has run roughshod over his department. Leadership within said department that are all enablers of the tyrant. Crime rates spiraling, scum getting let out of jail as fast as they are arrested and areas with as few as one deputy on patrol due to staffing shortages…

… then a courageous remnant within said department that rose up in the face of losing their livelihoods to say enough is enough.

I will finish with this – Sniff’s enablers in the local media and the local GOP have attacked me personally several times including making me the target of some of the faked events. My business (outside of politics) has been attacked. My wife has been attacked with people trying to get her fired and creepy social media trolling. I’ve had friendlies wonder on the phone with me how I have avoided getting assaulted, followed or set up by the Sheriff.

I don’t live in fear of Stan Sniff, instead I drove in to his neighborhood and shot video of his house.

The men and women of the Riverside Sheriff’s Office – at least those that did not whore their integrity out to the Sniff Regime almost to a person pinned their hopes of overthrowing Stan Sniff on this blog and this blogger. What was going to be an interesting diversion from the more mundane political stuff I do every election cycle turned in to a personal mission. I am not sure if Stan Sniff will lose tonight (if you are an election day voter – please vote for Chad Bianco), but what I am sure of is that Stan Sniff’s reign of terror has been severely altered and exposed. What I am also sure of is that the mission to restore the integrity of law enforcement in Riverside County does not end today… it continues. Your Intrepid Blogger will have a lot to follow up on regardless of the outcome…