CA-41 Update: Tour De Takano – the makings of a hypocrite, crony capitalist, Chicago Politician

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Aug 132014
 

Mark Takano says he is for the little guy – yet he has supported numerous tax increases (more on that, soon) and has steadfastly voted to keep Gas prices at historic highs.

Mark Takano is a serial flip-flopper, opposed socialized medicine when he ran against Ken Calvert in 1992 – yet has been a dutiful whore of madam Pelosi defending the disaster known as Obamacare.

Mark Takano also makes a living on the fringes of society – he opposes middle-class tax cuts (more on that soon) and lists far left wackjobs like Bruce Babbit, Gloria Steinem and Barbara Boxer as his core supporters.

As a trustee on the local community college board – Takano was involved in his own form of Chicago politics:

1. Firing Whistleblowers

2. Stripping fellow boardmembers of committee appointments

3. Labeling Abuse Victims Vigilantes

There is a long, sordid history of the litany of lawsuits that occurred under the tenure of Mark Takano on that community college board that needs to be explored.

Mark Takano has also proven to be a complete hypocrite on education issues – preferring bloated administrative salaries to the classroom, wasting boatloads of district money on dubious projects and even supports crony capitalism in contracts for local districts.

There is a reason why Mark Takano is popular in Washington D.C. – he had a lot of training selling us all down the river.

Believe it or not – Mark Takano has even gotten caught with his hands in the amoral cookie jar as well – he was once called the King’o’sleaze by the same local media that are now his lapdogs!

The Tour De Takano Continues…

CA-41 Update: Mark Takano Flaunted the Law, then Helped Fire the Whistleblowers

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Aug 072014
 

It’s consistent, isn’t it – the same Mark Takano, choice of Gloria Steniem and the far-left fringes is actually an enemy of real Women.

Abuse victims were called vigilantes, a report from the US Gov’t regarding Title IX violations was ignored, a fellow board member was stripped of all committee assignments for standing with the victims…

… so why is it not surprising that Takano would flaunt the state education code?

It starts here:

Mark Takano Opposed Limiting Administrative Costs in Education

On 5/19/1998 the Council voted to oppose Prop.223, the “The 95/5 Initiative”

Dianne Feinstein supported the initiative in the Ballot Argument

http://primary98.sos.ca.gov/VoterGuide/Propositions/223yesarg.htm

The measure was defeated statewide… but Takano’s active role in defending bloated administrative costs and fat-cat salaries started years ago. (Note that in 1992, Takano attacked Congressman Ken Calvert for being a fat-cat himself)

So – the hypocrite gets caught again… and then it got worse:

“The story opens when Stearns, a certified accountant, and California Teacher’s Association chapter President Dwight Lomayesca decided to take a closer look at RCC’s financial budget to determine whether the college was in compliance with state regulations that required 50 percent of its funding to be spent inside the classroom.

Alas, they soon discovered that the administration, not the classroom, received more than 50 percent of that funding.

Bad news for the student body, and bad news for Stearns, when the administration decided to punish him for discovering this disparity in funding that violated state law.”

This story ran May 31, 2002.

Mark Takano and his school board got caught breaking the law and then they retaliated against Stearns.

The amount of readily available information on the community college district that Takano infested for all those years is quite disturbing.

It should be even further disturbing that there was a pattern of retaliation, abuse, harrassment and straight-up law-breaking by that board the whole time Takano was a part of it!

The only thing missing is $90k in Takano’s freezer.

 

CA-41 Update: Tired of $4.00-$4.50 a Gallon Gas? Mark Takano Says Up Yours

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Aug 042014
 

When you are a rich liberal with a Marie Antoinette complex like Mark Takano, who cares about the little guy right? Just ask the abuse victims in the community college!

Read Takano’s campaign Finance Reports – they are full of Rich, Liberal Fat-Cat donors and extremist single-issue organizations.

While Takano is representing the fringes of society – the rest of us get screwed, witness:

H R 2231: Offshore Energy and Jobs Act
Vote Date: June 28, 2013 Vote: NAY
Offshore Oil and Gas.
This legislation (H.R. 2231), the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act, would allow for increased energy exploration and production on the Outer Continental Shelf and provide for equitable sharing of energy production revenue for all coastal states. The act also instructs the energy secretary to lease areas off the coast of South Carolina and Southern California that have geologically promising hydrocarbon resources. 

The House passed H.R. 2231 on June 28, 2013 by a vote of 235 to 186 (Roll Call 304). We have assigned pluses to the yeas because increased exploration and utilization of the country’s energy resources would greatly assist economic growth and energy independence for our nation.

Well now, isn’t this special. At a time in the economy when people’s incomes are shrinking ($3,500 a family on average since Obama’s inauguration) – Mark Takano had a chance to help out the little guy… instead, he chose to align himself with the far-left job killers in the never-drill-for-anything-anywhere caucus.

However, at least Takano is consistent – he prefers to allow millions of barrels of oil to be exported to our enemies because he opposed the Keystone KL pipeline that has been stonewalled by Obama for the last 6 years. Mind you, a growing super-majority of Americans support the Keystone XL pipeline.

H R 3: To approve the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Keystone XL pipeline, and for other purposes (May 22, 2013)
Keystone XL Pipeline. This bill (H.R. 3) would declare that “no Presidential permit shall be required for the pipeline described in the application filed on May 4, 2012, by TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P.,” which includes the Nebraska reroute that was evaluated and approved in early 2013. This bill would also deem that the Keystone project has already satisfied all requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and of the National Historic Preservation Act.  

According to a Reuters story posted online on May 22, 2013, “The project has been hailed by the energy industry as part of the U.S. push toward energy independence. It is also supported by many unions because it would provide thousands of construction jobs. Environmentalists have vociferously opposed the pipeline, saying it would raise greenhouse gas levels and lock the United States into long-term dependence on fossil fuels.”

The House passed H.R. 3 on May 22, 2013 by a vote of 241 to 175 (Roll Call 179). We have assigned pluses to the yeas because the federal government should allow entrepreneurs to develop energy resources, rather than deny access to the resources.

Got all that – the Labor Unions want this thing! However, Mark Takano chose the fringes of society over the workers, unions and real America once again!

Who the heck is “representing” CA-41 anyway?

Is isn’t Mark Takano – he is so shifty, he may not even be able to represent himself!

CA-41 Update Tour-De-Takano: So, you were a victim of Harrassment? Takano says…

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Jul 302014
 

… you’re a vigilante.

According to the same viewpointsonline.org article – Mark Takano had some choice words for the victims of the pervasive era of harrassment:

“The Board should be asking more questions and they’re not,” Slocum said. “They should be demanding different answers.”

In fact, Slocum said the Board is like a wife in an adulterous relationship, where everyone but her knows her husband is cheating. She said the Board only received 10 pages of the 19-page Office for Civil Rights’ report. They only got the section dealing with what the college planned to do to correct its mishandling of discrimination complaints.

“This was not nearly as damning as the report itself,” Slocum said. “The OCR report puts it out there pretty clearly.”

On the faculty-administrator level, life sciences instructor Kathy Brooks said she’d experienced harassment. In a faculty forum dated April 18 related to the Feb. 28 Office for Civil Rights’ report she discussed her encounter.

“Last semester a high level administrator came to my office and told me to ‘stop talking’ about certain district issues or ‘you won’t get things you need or want,'” she said.

Brooks was a joint complainant with the three students in the recent investigation by the Office for Civil Rights. But she said that other faculty members have told her of their fears of retaliation for whistle-blowing. “A large number of faculty that I’ve talked to are afraid to speak out,” Brooks said. “I do think this is a culture of the college … Our department is not the only department this happened in.”

On the administrative level, Slocum said fellow board members retaliated against her for reporting “irregularities” to the state Attorney General.

“The day after I informed the board of what I’d done I was stripped of my committee chairs,” Slocum said.

Prior to her report of “potentially criminal activities” to the Attorney General, Slocum said she chaired the Planning and Development Committee and was second chair on other committees relating to academic affairs.

At the Board of Trustees meeting on May 17, Board President Mark Takano did not directly address Slocum’s removal, saying only, “I acted in the best interest of the college.”

At the Board of Trustees meeting on May 17, Takano said the real problem is an atmosphere of over-excited activism.

“The problem is a vigilante spirit that circumvents the established process,” Takano said.

If a trustee, an elected official, is open to harassment and retaliation, Slocum said, then what hope do students and faculty have that their rights will be protected? Administrators, faculty and students, from the top to the bottom of RCC’s ranks, all seem to be pondering this question.

“The Board’s actions against me show the entire college that this behavior is pervasive,” Slocum said.

Harassment and retaliation are part of the culture of the college. The problem lies in an environment of hostility and fear.”

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Got all that? Mr. Women’s rights slammed a female colleague and called female students who were victims of harassment “Vigilantes”.

So – Mark Takano and his whores in the media want you to focus on a 20 year old incident. Why not focus on stuff that happened in the last five years – including Takano’s attitude and strong-armed tactics against women.

There is more to women’s rights than just Abortion!

Mark Takano will change his views to suit his agenda, just like he turned his back on harassment victims. Mark Takano has also turned his back on us to serve his master Nancy Pelosi.

CA 41 Update, Tour De Takano, Attacks Abuse Victims, Retaliates against Whistle-Blowers?

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Jul 242014
 

Remember, previously when we posted about the myriad problems with Abuse in the College District that Mark Takano used to serve on the board of:

“Evidence of a pattern of unreasonable, ineffective, and inequitable responses to claims of harassment is also reflected in the degree to which students were left to obtain their own resolutions after providing notice to the College of alleged discrimination. Students were left to fend for themselves in seeking cessation of the alleged unlawful conduct  and in removing themselves from the alleged hostile environment…”

Based on the examples and documents reviewed by OCR, in those instances when complaints of a hostile environment reached the individuals authorized to investigate the complaints, the investigation process was not timely, reasonably diligent or reliable as required by Titles VI an IX, nor were the processes prompt and equitable, as required by Title IX. The investigations were not sufficient to accord students the protections of Titles VI and IX…

Even where the College’s own internal investigation uncovered discrimination or retaliation, steps reasonably calculated to ensure that the violation would not reoccur were not taken.

Mark Takano was nowhere. He did nothing.

It gets worse – on the rare occasion when Takano actually showed leadership, it was horrendous:

The above snippet is from a letter by the US Gov’t slamming the Community College Board that Takano was chair of at the time this particular case came up. (This district has been in court for a variety of issues over the years)

There were multiple claims of harassment and retaliation which resulted in the above admonishment from the U.S. Education Department Office For Civil Rights but the Board was only given 10 out of the 19 pages. When Trustee Slocum reported this to the Attorney General, Mark Takano retaliated by stripping her of her committee chairs.

Maybe Barack Obama should have Takano take charge of covering up Benghazi, the IRS scandal or a whole host of other maladies in his administration?

It looks like Mark Takano has been given a free pass and was never vetted. I wonder what all of his far-left populist supporters would say when confronted with the next part of the Tour De Takano:

Discrimination, harassment and retaliation may be occurring from the ground level up to the echelons of administration at Riverside Community College.

From students to faculty to administrators complaints are raging at RCC that harassment and retribution are part of the culture of the college.

On the student-faculty level, on April 7 and April 21, RCC instructor Ali Issa verified to Viewpoints editors that he was the unnamed professor in the Office for Civil Rights’ investigation released

Feb. 28. Viewpoints had already obtained police reports that put the retaliatory removal of Student 1 during one of Issa’s scheduled classes. The report found Issa unlawfully retaliated against Student 1, who was instructed by a college official to poll Issa’s class regarding his racial discrimination complaints. The report also addressed two other students’ accusations of sexual harassment.

— wait till you read the rest… Mark Takano is not who he claims to be. Rather, he is just another far-left politician who tosses away his principles for self-preservation, to clear away anyone who he thinks is in the way of his lust for power.

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