Feb 222021

What a collage of OCGOP Politics this is.

If you are even a casual reader of Right On Daily – you will realize we’ve had a lot to say about a lot of things in Orange County. We’re going to have a lot more to say as well.

In the course of investigating Bill Brough, we have come across entanglements galore. The fact that Trish Todd who was raped by Bill Brough was a staffer of John Moorlach was one of those amazing testimonies about the small world of politics. Amazingly, Bill Brough also worked for Diane Harkey. That connection to Harkey also caused your intrepid blogger to hear a diverse array of stories about Harkey. Researching John Moorlach, Darrell Issa, Carl DiMaio, Diane Dixon, the crazed Deborah Pauly, Kelly Ernby, Phillip Chen, Stephen Choi, Don Wagner and the list goes on also would cause pings for Harkey as well.

As near as I can tell, Harkey is a fixture in Orange County Politics. It is my opinion based on research that the same people who are going to fail at a coronation of the morally flawed John Moorlach are also attempting a similar coronation in a neighboring Supervisorial District on behalf of Diane Harkey. I have a major problem with insider politics and one of the reasons Right on Daily exists is to provide light for political cockroaches that hide in the shadows.

I know several people that think Diane Harkey is awesome. I have solicited their opinions on things Harkey. Those opinions and information will be added to this commentary series on Harkey. My research indicates that Diane Harkey has a ton of issues and may not be as inevatable as her supporters think. Regardless of how annoying some of you in Orange County may find the coming research to be, I may be doing all of you a favor. Harkey needs to start answering a lot of questions and quick, because it appears that the DCCC did not do a thorough job against Harkey in 2018 when she failed in her run for CA-49. It is likely that her distant finish was a factor as they did not see the need to go further.

I’ve found dozens of articles about Harkey over the years. She first took office in 2004 after participating in the incorporation of Dana Point. The amount of information is staggering, by contrast, when I was resarching Bill Brough, there were few articles. Most were spaced weeks apart, but sometimes the articles involving Diane Harkey were daily. This alone is a gigantic red flag for any political campaign operation.

What did I find?

A recall against her in her very first term in office.

Office shopping going back to 2006.

Blogs going back years about her.

Financial Scandals – including her personal finances, husband’s finances, self-funding campaigns, investments, income sources and the like

Lawsuits – both by her and against her / her family

Divorce filings

Bizarre financial reports

Blistering local paper articles against her

Opposition research papers easily located

Clearly documented examples of anger outbursts on the trail and towards the media. In addition, poor conduct on the campaign trail

Several clashes with other local Republicans

Refusal to take responsibility for her actions

I am not convinced that Harkey, who turns 70 in June has any more political shelf-life. Given the ample volume of information – it is time for the party bosses and stakeholders to start working on an alernative. Or, if it has to be Harkey – it is time for her to deviate from her 17 year pattern of avoidance, projection, deflection and transferrence to take responsibility and answer some serious questions.

Maybe the OCGOP and establishment will take a second look before going further down the road.

Core principles of Conservatism are personal responsibility, rigorous honesty, a high ethical standard and integrity in all of one’s dealings. This is a tall order for anyone – however someone actually in office is held to a higher standard by your intrepid blogger because their decisions affect thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of people. If what Harkey’s supporters say about her is true, she is capable of this despite ample evidence I have obtained that suggests the exact opposite.

Perhaps this research project can help Mrs. Harkey exercise the demons of 17 years in the public eye. Perhaps this research project will demonstrate that it is time for her to call it a career.

Feb 072021

Scott Alvord is a disaster. His wife is worse. She has a crew of moonbats that hang on her every word on Social Media.

David and Linda Tennies are resident fixtures on the Placer County Communist Party Central Committee. Someday as California’s downward spiral continues, people like them will be running things.

Note that Tracy Mendonsa was wearing a precious mask at the meeting and Karen Alvord lied. It took 3 1/2 days of people bombarding her to get her to finally “apologize”. In true liberal fashion, she played the victim and projected her own bad behavior on to others. This is similar to the business coach huband with FPPC Fines for sloppy paperwork, charities with expired corporations, lapsed business licenses and the like. But, I digress. Scott and Karen Alvord appear to be quite the pair.

Karen Alvord – I made a mistake last Wednesday. I made an… Facebook

Understand that the wacked out left is alive and getting more agressive in Placer County. It should not have taken Karen Alvord 3 1/2 days to apologize – in addition to her progressive revisionist version of Christianity, I suppose sincere apologies have also been torn out of her bible too along with the sanctity of life, religious freedom and biblical sexuality. I wonder if I could start drinking again if I was a part of that church too?

Karen Alvord’s apology features even more comments by the wacked out left in Placer County including the crazed Nancy Klevicis justifying her original lie. However, leave it to my friend Pete Constant for finally getting a response as he lambasted both Alvords shortly before the “apology”.

Given the fact that most of the city staff disdain Scott Alvord and my guess is his colleagues do too, I am sure that Constant’s message hit home pretty hard:

By the way Karen and Scott Alvord – if you want me to wear a mask, you can come put it on me.

BTW – the mailgnant narcissist LaMills Garrett (at least that is what I think of him) is trying to maintain some sort of public profile on his social media thus continuing his status as a public figure. My guess is that he is being urged to and supported in this endeavor by Roseville’s first couple of mask nazis.

Allow me to suggest something Mr. Garrett – try catching up your child support and try going a year without getting in someone’s pants and maybe people will take you seriously. Just sayin…

Feb 042021

John Moorlach lied to the Orange County Register. It is my opinion that the OC Register has not followed up, because to do so would force them to rescind their endorsement of John Moorlach due to the smearing of Trish Todd.

At least the OC Register published a pointed letter to the editor from Trish Todd – who was raped by Bill Brough (I believe her story 100%) while working for Senator Moorlach. We also know that Moorlach’s current campaign consultant Tim Clark covered up the rape and John Moorlach himself has been rolling in political tar for the last two months as his response has been absurd.

Perhaps Lisa Bartlett – herself a victim of Bill Brough – can get a straight answer from John Moorlach as to why he lied to the Orange County Register about Trish Todd. This is especially necessary as Lisa Bartlett is actively campaigning for John Moorlach in an apparent betrayal of the other 5 victims of Bill Brough. Many cynics believed that Bartlett told her Bill Brough story in order to end him politically to aid her upcoming State Senate Campaign. (Brough was thought to be her main competiton) It would sure seem that Bartlett’s revelations about abuse at the hands of Bill Brough did not extend any regard from her to any of the 5 other victims – given the nexus of victim 6 (Trish Todd) to John Moorlach. In effect Lisa Bartlett is enabling someone who has victim shamed one of Bill Brough’s other victims to advance herself politically.

What was Moorlach’s Lie to the Orange County Register?

But when he was asked about allegations that his chief of staff told Todd not to report the rape allegations, Moorlach told the Orange County Register during an editorial endorsement meeting that Todd was a “disgruntled” employee who was not his “best hire.”

The Voice of Orange County also was the first to publish a letter of commendation recommending Trish Todd for a raise, which further detonated the lie of John Moorlach. (Where was Lisa Bartlett then?)

I am waiting to see the response from the Orange County Register, Fred Whitaker, John Moorlach or Lisa Bartlett (his enabler that has forgotten her own story apparently) to this State Senate Commendation of the “Disgruntled Employee” who was not John Moorlach’s “best hire”:

It is even framed and signed by Moorlach himself.

So let me put this in terms anyone can understand. OC GOP Chairman Fred Whitaker called Trish Todd a liar before a thing was know about the validity of the accusations and put that in writing in an email. John MW Moorlach lied to the Orange County Register about Trish Todd, smearing her as a disgruntled employee. This is called victim shaming. Now, Lisa Bartlett herself a victim that was also shamed to a degree by the same luminaries in the OCGOP has tossed Trish Todd (and the other 4 victims) under the bus, campainging and raising money for John Moorlach.  (Please note that in 2016, Trish Todd had the resolution made as Trish Flowers – her maiden name)

John Moorlach has been caught in a rape cover-up and lying about the victim.

Let’s re-print the last line of this senate resolution so even executive board members of the OCGOP can understand it:

RESOLVED BY SENATOR JOHN M.W. MOORLACH – that he commends Patricia Ann Flowers [now Todd] for the professional services she has provided to the constituents of the 37th Senatorial District throughout the State of California, and extends to her sincere vest wishes for continued success in the future.

Even that was a lie.

It is time to expel John Moorlach from the body politic and OCGOP Chairman Fred Whitaker with him. Sadly, due to her decisions, it is possible that Lisa Bartlett may need to be added to this list as well.

In case you need a more legible version of the resolution because you refuse to believe it is real – it is below: (Note the legislative register on the resolution)

Make sure you read the last two whereas clauses as many times as necessary to understand what John Moolach did when he lied about Trish Todd

Jan 252021

The rape of Trish Todd, frankly the entire William “Bill” Brough saga and all of its’ tenticles are a great case study for why the OCGOP is now in second place in Orange County. It is intellectually lazy to blame slippage from 66% of the vote in 2004 for HW Bush to 45% for Trump in 2020 on Demographics only. It is also easy and intellectually lazy to look at regaining a couple seats in congress (while the people in charge let Bryan Maryott, Greg Raths and Diane Dixon swing) as anything other than an aberration. The deterioration of the OCGOP has been consistent. Congressman Tom Campbell lit up the entire narrative being pushed by the feckless GOP establishment.

The first photo is Brough with his portable bar and Whitaker is in the second photo, memed forever.

I was first immersed in the protect all incumbents regardless of merit culture of the OCGOP in 2016. I was and have been aghast at the fealty towards incumbents that is the order of the day. John Moorlach had defeated Don Wagner for State Senate. Wagner had near unanimous support for his run in 2015 and the very same people the following year all lined up behind Moorlach because he was the incumbent – while making the same complaints about Moorlach being arrogant, acerbic, useless to the party and the like. In fact, Wagner had enough money to primary challenge Moorlach. I learned a couple of years later from a former employee of Don Wagner that a couple stakeholders literally threatened to spend millions destroying him personally and politically – all for John Moorlach not because they liked Moorlach, but how dare Wagner challenge the status quo.

Don Wagner for his part is now an Orange County Supervisor. I wonder if the same people that supported Wagner for Senate in 2015, threatened to wreck him in 2016 went off and supported him in 2020? These same luminaries are lining up the deck chairs to coronate Diane Harkey supervisor in 2022 despite Harkey having a lexis nexis report in excess of 300 pages. (speaking of documentation)

That culture is the backdrop for why it took me hundreds of hours of research and blogging relentlessly to crack the nearly psychotic grip of fealty to incumbents in Orange County.

None of them seem to give a rip about the victims at all. But at least the recent media scrutiny has forced a lot of these arrogant fools back in to their spider holes as they would all rather die than accept the humiliation of admitting a mistake. Mistakes that may elect the crazed Katrina Foley supervisor.

In April of 2019, I was called by someone that was inside the closed session of the Orange County Republican Party when now supervisor Lisa Bartlett finally came public with her 2011 story of abuse at the hands of Bill Brough. Fred Whitaker tried to cover it up, asking everyone there to “Keep it in the family”.

Along came Right on Daily.

After Bill Brough outed two of the victims, they asked to meet with Fred Whitaker in an attempt to explain their side of the story – while Whitaker was trying to hide and while the feckless Assembly GOP Minority Leader Marie Waldron was trying to protect Bill Brough. (so much for women in leadership)

It took three months and when Whitaker finally met with them, he understood finally these women were for real. So is Lisa Bartlett, Maria Elena Banks and an anonymous capitol staffer who spoke to the LA Times.

Then along came Trish Todd who told me her story long before John Moorlach lost his seat in the State Senate. (A seat that Don Wagner would have held easily)

Well guess what happened? The OCGOP closed ranks around one of their good ole’ boys once again. This time, they went a step further pre-emptively smearing Trish Todd who came forward with actionable and verifable evidence she was raped by Bill Brough. In one of the amazing things that happens in the small world of politics, their multi-million dollar hero from the 1990’s happened to be her employer when she was raped and his then Cheif of Staff is still his campaign manager. Whoops.

Now protecting incumbents and members of the club has crossed from cowardly threats behind closed doors to wreck Don Wagner, to interfering with efforts to hold Bill Brough accountable, to straight out smearing a rape victim to cover up the moral failure of John Moorlach. The lynchpin of this is Tim Clark, who worked for Bill Brough in 2014, Covered up the Rape in 2015 and is now still close to Moorlach’s current campaign (reputedly he is running it despite being a “volunteer”). Clark is alleged to be the source of the smears against Trish Todd and Moorlach’s behavior as more facts have been known illustrate that he was a terrible employer and even today his double speak on the issue itself indicates he does not care.

Great pick OCGOP.

I have Trish Todd’s entire personnel file. I can draw the conclusion that the Orange County Register did not follow up on their story about the smears because the Personnel file shows that John Moorlach lied to the Orange County Register. They would be forced to admit they made a mistake by endorsing Moorlach. Editorial Boards are no different than stakeholders in that regard.

While Todd has been friends with my wife (again the super tiny world of politics) since 2013, I did not know that she had such a long career in the Sacramento Capitol – THAT SHE LOST AFTER  GETTING RAPED. Her experience included Senator Abel Maldonado who promoted her, the late Dave Cox, and several years working for the Caucus itself. I’ve spoken to people I know that are still there in Sacramento and they all have nothing but positive things to say. Todd’s personnel file was putting me to sleep it was so boring. This is hardly the stuff of a disgruntled employee. She worked in the capitol from 2003 to 2016.

Trish also sent me this email she sent the Orange County Register as a follow up to the first story about the “disgruntled employee smear”:

I gave John Moorlach every opportunity to correct the smears and lies he told about a rape victim that worked loyally and hard for him. I also had hoped he would reach out and offer some sympathy and help now that he knows what happened to me while I worked for him. But, sadly nothing. In my letter, I told John Moorlach he had until last Thursday to tell the world the supposed negative things he claimed he and his staff had put in my personnel file. He told the Orange County Register Editorial Board he was not supportive of hiring me and he had to deal with poor performance by me and these were documented in my personnel file.“

“He knew what I knew. That was a complete lie. He also could not do anything to correct the record because despite my giving him a complete release to disclose my personnel file, there was not anything in there he claimed was in there. So, I am now releasing it to the public.”

“So, what is in the file? For openers there is a letter signed by John Moorlach when I was hired, praising me lavishly for my advanced skills and stating I was going to be his “defacto Deputy Chief of Staff” and urging the Senate to give me a higher salary than I was otherwise entitled to receive.  John Moorlach’s handwritten notes on my resume are attached. Yet he told the Orange County Register Editorial Board that he opposed my hiring? Really?”

“He also lied to the Editorial Board and claimed there were adverse performance reviews from him or Tim Clark. Again, a complete lie. There is not a single negative performance review of any kind in my file.”

“Finally, John Moorlach, as is the case with many career politicians, uses tax payer money for ridiculous boondoggles. In this case, the Outdoor Sporting Caucus, now just a name on the senate website, of which John Moorlach was then a member, had me arrange a skeet shooting event for Senate and Assembly Members and their staff. It was a ticketed event due to the limited number of shooting bays. Tim Clark, who was no longer on John Moorlach’s staff, and other staff who did not have reservations to the event were still disgruntled they could not attend. However, on the day of the event no elected Assembly Members or Senators were turned away from this event.”

“I eventually learned the hard way that John Moorlach will not promote or give raises to female staff nor will he protect them when they are in harm’s way.”

Please note – I have a copy of the resume’ with Moorlach’s handwriting on it. See it below. Please also note there is not one negative review of her ANYWHERE in the 13 year long file. Not. One. Tim Clark Lied, John Moorlach Lied. Perhaps this is why Moorlach was counseled to shut up.
I checked the transparent California website. It appears that John Moorlach had few female employees and based on what I saw none of them had anything other than a cost-of-living pay adjustment while working for him. (Not to mention a boss that covered up sexual assaults, but I digress)
I read a two-page document related to the skeet shooting event referenced above. It is very typical of what the Senate Rules Committee used to do Pre Me-Too with any sort of complaints by staff (or against staff). It was clear that someone (identified by Trish as Tim Clark) attempted to smear her. Not coincidentally, Trish separated from service shortly after that event. Did I metntion that Tim Clark is a morally corrupt man? She got raped, it was covered up and the last thing in her file was an attempt to smear her by Tim Clark. Just wow. Did I mention that Clark is still affiliated with John Moorlach’s current campaign and helped him lose his State Senate race?
Tim Clark lied to the Orange County Republican Party – alternating between calling Trish a liar and telling others that she was not credible. Other communication I have received indicated that my 11-21-2020 blog detailing the rape with more specific information than the 6-1-2020 post was a “Smear” and a “Political Attack”. Anyone that attacked the victim is going to get their ass kicked by the Right On Daily Blog, resign now or it is coming. Trish got raped. Heather Baez was sexually Battered, Lisa Bartlett has nightmares, Jennifer Alizeri was harassed, an unnamed Dem Staffer was cornered, a realtor from South OC was propositioned and touched – AND MANY OCGOP LEADERS IGNORED SOME OR ALL OF THE ISSUES! How many more women did Bill Brough abuse because these people did nothing?
I’m reaching out to you to ask a personal favor, because we are at a critical point.  The absolutely false accusation against Sen. Moorlach is threatening the ability of the party to unite behind one candidate for this special election,…
I personally, think the blog was sent out just to sow disarray in the party by those that want to see us divided, since they know we can’t unite behind one of the others.  I know you know how it feels to be wrongly accused and have libel sent out against you.   Please help John fight this. Would you please “reply” that we can count your email as support for Sen Moorlach’s endorsement?   I appreciate the consideration.
Fred Whitaker, resign now. If Katrina Foley gets elected supervisor, you own it.
Good Bye John Moorlach. Your political career is over. You can’t win.
Tim Clark, I am younger than you and I am patient. Wherever you pop up in politics, I will be there.
About that resume’: (Note Moorlach’s notes on the resume’) – I redacted her phone and email off of the document.
Jan 202021

Chad Bianco, a man of faith with his wife having a moment of prayer while being sworn in. On the right is Chad Bianco embracing former Sheriff Robert Doyle who endured a decade of being smeared by Stan Sniff. Doyle has been peacefully retired in Texas, no longer being used as a straw man by the corrupt former Sheriff Stan Sniff

Recently, your intrepid blogger talked to someone that recently retired after having a dust up with the Sheriff. This spurred me to start doing some follow up work to see what has changed in the Riverside Sheriff’s Office post Stan Sniff.

If you have not liked Chad Bianco’s Facebook page – for those of you still on Facebook post purge, here it is. You can also see an assortment of You Tube stuff here as well. Bianco has gained some national attention for standing up to Governor Newsolini’s edicts. He has told the governor he will not be throwing people in jail for not wearing a mask or doing other normal daily activites.

When I annhiliated Stan Sniff over the course of 18 months there were several themes we wrote about.

One theme was promotions and retaliation. Sniff was notorious for promoting his buddies and for giving people “Freeway Therapy”. Freeway therapy is when someone that lived in the western half of Riverside County was transferred to a station 2+ hours away out in the desert portion. (Or vise versa) I’ve been told by several that this practice has ended and transfers are voluntary or when needed due to issues are typically 1-2 stations away.

Some people have bristled about the promotion of Chad’s brother Mike Bianco. Mike was a Sergeant for over a decade. Obviously, because Chad had been openly opposed to Stan Sniff, his brother was collateral damage and was never given serious consideration. The overwhelming majority of people agreed that promoting Sgt. Bianco to Lieutennant was the right move and that Mike Bianco deserved it.

Chad Bianco’s daughter is now a deputy. She was all the way through training and was doing her background check / process before Chad even knew she had applied. Accounts I have been given is that Chad’s daughter was actually given a harder time than most in the academy.

In addition, several known Stan Sniff supporters have been promoted by Sheriff Bianco in the time since Bianco won election. This is a stark contrast to Sniff who had a large enemies list.

A big deal is that Chad Bianco turned over the leadership of the PSB department. As you recall, I wrote about several cover-ups under the Sniff admin. The PSB (aka internal affairs department) was the lynchpin of these. The standard is now find the truth, versus working towards a pre-determined conclusion. On that subject, the Kevin Duffy case is being litigated and Bianco was not able to give many details – but he made it clear he hopes the lawsuits compel the release of the information to give the victims closure. (I am reading in between the lines of what he told me)

Sheriff Bianco raved about how County Staff and the Board of Supervisors have been helpful and partners in dealing with his budget. The biggest issues have been with the inertia of Government and the hopelessly broken system. County Staff have been partners in navigating the deliberately set roadblocks by Sacramento. Bianco indicated that pre-Covid they were hiring at a very high rate and had solved several staffing problems in areas in the county. This also included fully staffing the new jail (that sat partially empty for several years) – that Sniff used to use as leverage to try and get more money out of the county.

Two major things that the Bianco administation has accomplished have freed up a lot of money and solved a lot of nagging problems:

  1. The building maintenance has been taken over from the county. The photos I used to post of broken doors, gates and the like will be much harder to come by now. The costs are a fraction of what they were using the county and the lag times have almost been eliminated
  2. The rusted out cars and age-old cars are being dealt with. This year, the Riverside Sheriff’s Department is going in to contract with Ford and Chevy directly for cars and their maintenance. This has been done by departments around the country – but many common sense decisions were never allowed under Sniff. I guess all those neat photos of broken and rusted out cars that I posted under the Sniff Administration are a thing of the past.

A couple of side notes – the department had dozens of cars sitting idle due to bureaucratic bungling and still others that were unused due to mainenance issues. Many such cars were cleaned up, fixed, painted and otherwise. The administrative staff was given some of these newly rehabbed cars causing some to think all of the admin staff got new vehicles. After July, there will be even more new vehicles courtesy of the new fleet contracts with Ford and Chevy.

Lastly, one of the long-standing issues with Stan Sniff were CCW Permits. These were handed out only to friends and donors mostly. The waiting period was a ghastly 18 months on average and had hit 2 years at some point. There were also very few authorized vendors for the prerequesite training as well.

As such, Bianco outsourced the paperwork and vetting of applicants. the wait time had been slashed to 3 weeks pre covid and is still a respectible 2 months now.

There were 3 vendors under Sniff, there are now 17 under Bianco.

As such, there were just short of 10,000 CCW Permit Holders in Riverside County at the end of 2020. At no point in Sniff’s tenure did the number exceed 3500.

Your intrepid blogger will be continuing to track the progress of Sheriff Bianco. If you have any tips or information, please email me at [email protected], you can remain anonymous if needed.