Feb 022016
 

Some may read the title and roll their eyes. Really? Who has moved four times in the last four years to set up runs for office?

Beth Gaines.

Who has had as many as four separate committees for election set up at the same time?

Beth Gaines.

So why wouldn’t I draw the above conclusion knowing that everyone thinks she is a shoo-in for El Dorado County Supervisor? Or maybe it is clearer given the fact that she is holding a fundraiser for… STATE SENATE 2020?

Nope. This isn’t another one of my hyperbolic statements. Beth Gaines, who is campaigning for El Dorado County Supervisor is hosting an event for her 2020 State Senate Campaign!

She is already lining up her next office! Click here to see the flyer

It gets worse – it says you can donate to either her Assembly 2014 account or her Senate 2020 account. This is either incredibly arrogant or incredibly stupid, neither of which are good qualities in an elected official.

The Bottom Line: El Dorado County, you don’t matter to Beth Gaines.

It is well documented that Beth Gaines has moved three times in the last four years in order to facilitate runs for office. She moved from Roseville to Rocklin in 2012 in order for Ted Gaines to run for State Senate Re-Election.

Beth then returned to Roseville.

Beth Gaines is termed out of the Assembly in 2016. We have documented that she looked at running against Kirk Uhler with an operation led by Dave Titus.

Beth Gaines’ operation has already begun smearing opponents.

Beth Gaines has several open accounts suggesting a never-ending search for the next office – in fact consider:

Take a look at Ted Gaines’ BOE account. It says 2018. His term does not end until 2020. Will Ted Gaines finish his term in the State Senate? This blog believes the answer is no. Gaines gets a free pass in 2018 to run for the Board of Equalization and is attempting to raise money now to buy the annoying slate mail cards in early 2017. Those cards are the single biggest item to have in a Board of Equalization district that spans an incredible 20+ counties.

What does this mean? If Ted is elected to the Board of Equalization in 2018, then it opens up SD01 for Beth Gaines to be able to capitalize on Ted’s name ID in a similar manner to the 2011 AD04 set-up that got her in to the legislature in the first place. This means that Beth will run for State Senate in 2019 with a name ID advantage in a special election, the best possible scenario for her.

The correct questions to ask are: will Beth Gaines finish her term as El Dorado County Supervisor; will Ted Gaines (if re-elected in 2016) finish his term in the State Senate?

With Beth Gaines ALREADY raising money in to a State Senate account, it is clear she is leveraging her last term in office as an Assemblymember in order to set up her State Senate run.

Do not forget – that Beth Gaines used her (current) office to send 1.1 Million of Pieces of Tax Payer Funded Mail!

Yes, you, El Dorado County are the latest target for the Gaines camp. She is already raising money for her next race four years from now. Why would you give her the time of day today?

Jan 302016
 

The event people have waited for, for years has finally happened. Team Gaines attempted to make it happen quietly, but your intrepid blogger has excellent sources.

Someday, I do hope to tell the back story of how it happened as Steve Davey’s out of control life pattern appears to have been central in his ouster.

No – Ted Gaines did not fire Steve Davey. This is as far as I can comment.

Years ago, most people that Ted Gaines spoke with told him not to hire Steve Davey. It appears that since then, Davey through Ted has sought revenge on all of them. The list of local electeds that Ted Gaines has abused is legion.

Ted Gaines appears to have been well suited and quite a match with Mr. Davey as the pattern of political paranoia and betrayal has been consistent and few have not been affected by it.

Beth Gaines’ Chief of Staff Dave Titus now works for Ted Gaines. Similar to Beth Gaines discarding her constituents in favor of her next campaign, the morally and ethically challenged Dave Titus had to find a new gig. Steve Davey’s ouster made that easy.

Ssssteve Davey and Dave Titus met while working for Rico Oller. In 2004, when Rico Oller ran unsuccessfully for Congress, I saw firsthand Dave Titus have an affair with a 20 something staffer who is now his current wife. Titus discarded his then wife of 20+ years in favor of this much younger woman and reputedly he has cheated on her as much as he did on his first wife – while Ted Gaines and Beth Gaines do nothing.

Ssssteve Davey learned well. Too well. According to several ex-staffers of Ted and Beth Gaines, Steve Davey is a monster who is reputed to have been subjected to multiple claims of harassment. I have first hand knowledge that Davey used to make crass sexual comments about local elected women. Ted Gaines did nothing.

Steve Davey sexually harassed female staff. This is a fact repeated to me several times by former staff. Ted Gaines did nothing.

Steve Davey directed a former staffer to move his ball at a golf tournament in order to steal a putter for the best ball tournament. Steve Davey is in the process of getting a divorce and while I have no direct proof – I am sure Mr. Davey copied his mentor’s pattern of infidelity and again former Gaines staff told me she had left him at least twice before.

I have seen Steve Davey take off his wedding ring at CRP conventions for years in order to aid his efforts for horizontal refreshment at said conventions. Ted Gaines had to know about all of this and he did nothing.

Ted Gaines has demonstrated that he lacks the judgement to be in office as he has tolerated and even encouraged Steve Davey’s behavior for years.

Now – Ted Gaines has endorsed Cristi Nelson for Assembly. Nelson has no connection to the district and neither does Ted or he’d have fired Steve Davey years ago.

If you have any question about Ted Gaines’ encouragement and approval of Steve Davey’s rampage – When Senator Dave Cox was dying, Ted Gaines and Steve Davey used to laugh about it in their office jokingly keeping track on a calendar and taking bets with one another on when that day would be.

Yes – I have spoken to many former members of Team Gaines staff. My contempt for the Gaines has been earned, this is not simply a matter of sour grapes over past elections. Soon, the people of SD01 will get a chance to judge Ted Gaines again. My fear is that his well-meaning opponent will not have the resources to get his own message out.

Soon, the voters of El Dorado County will have a chance to reject Beth Gaines. It is more likely in that tilt that another candidate can gain traction and beat the coronation that Beth Gaines expects to have happen… more on that soon…

Did Congressman McClintock Just Endorse a 1/2 Cent Sales Tax Increase in Placer County?

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Dec 122015
 

Much has been made about the Placer County Transportation Agency hiring a local PR firm to send mail and conducting town-hall meetings floating the idea of a Transportation Sales Tax Increase measure on the local ballot.

We have written here several times that our local Partisan electeds have been absolutely useless in helping local government with anything. Until recently, all of south placer was under the dark cloud of Gaines. (Roseville has a different Senator now)

While the “third house” poured money in to Beth Gaines at the behest of the failed former Assembly Permanent Minority leader – Placer County got nothing out of the deal. (but the donors got their vote and the failed former permanent minority leader got her leadership vote)

Placer County got less than zero. I believe because some had the temerity to stand up and ask why our Assembly-member was so incompetent that she had to vote against her own amendment on the floor of the Assembly and why our State Senator is rarely seen at any events that are not fundraisers or self-promoting appearances – Placer County has received the only thing either Gaines are of average intelligence at doing, getting even.

In this case – their revenge is doing nothing to help Placer County with the highway 65 problem. You know the nice four-lane freeway that ended up with several traffic signals on it and an abrupt lane reduction at the Lincoln City Limits? Yeah, not an extra dime from the state, that is why there aren’t interchanges – instead, the low-budget traffic signals. But – there were Ted and Beth posing for the pictures of the grand opening of the additional miles in Lincoln.

Where did the money for the recent inadequate additions to the Lincoln part of Hwy 65 come from? (besides out of the strapped budgets of local government?)

Part one was raiding 20 years worth existing, long since budgeted state money, without a single extra dime brought in by our incompetent duo of Gaines… and the rest?

… evil earmarks from our former congressman John Doolittle – who the Gaines helped run out of office. (Doolittle was one of many that helped build the political career of the Gaines, only to get screwed over like so many others – now we all get our turn)

Who is our Congressman now? Well – he voted no on the 5 year Highway Bill.

Why is this an endorsement of a tax increase by he who is our Congressman now?

I-80 is a disaster. Hwy 65 is a disaster. But – we can’t afford to fix it because the state raids local government funds and spends 80+% of the budgets of local governments due to state mandates.

Highway 65 needs to be three lanes and the traffic signals north of Lincoln need to go + it needs to be widened to four lanes to the county line. (Like it should have been years ago until Jerry Brown killed funding in the 1970’s for it and the Highway 99 freeway in the north state) I-80 is still backed up and the interchange with Hwy 65 is a 50’s era engineering boondoggle – forced by NIMBY’s who refused to grant right-of-ways when what little of 65 was built forcing the bizarre angle of it.

That Congressman – Tom McClintock is nowhere on this issue like the Gaines – but, worse if anyone from local government asks for help, they get a lecture about corruption in government and a foot in their back out the door.

When given a chance to actually do something about the problem – he chose the paradigm of demanding ideological perfection in the bill – (HR 22) rather than attempting to amend it or help South Placer County. His No vote likely means we will not receive a dime – but we deserve that dime, because I-80 is a federal highway.

The irony is that the PCTPA has been doing all the environmental impact BS and the planning for said projects. How have those reports been paid for? Earmarked money brought in by John Doolittle. Doolittle has been out of office for 7 years, yet that money (That self-righteous ideological zealots attacked him for bringing home) is STILL paying our bills!

Please note – there is no more state money for 20 years unless someone does something. Now where is the money we need going to come from if our Congressman, and the Gaines Dynasty could not be bothered?

The pursuit of pious self-righteous ideological narcissism is indeed destructive in many areas of government, and in this case it is going to force the citizens of Placer County to tax themselves in order to not be threatened with death and/or injury from driving on our only two freeways (which are woefully inadequate). In my mind’s eye – freeway safety is a pro-life position and a quality of life issue. (you know that oft-used word Liberty)

… and we were told, and lectured about how wrong the primary challenge to Beth Gaines was by some of the very donors whose businesses are adversely affected by her lack of action. … and we were told, and lectured about how wrong federal earmarks are. Now, we’ve went from wrong to nothing at all – and now to less than zero, a 1/2 cent sales tax increase in order to do the job ourselves that our local partisan electeds won’t do.

The fact that we have a debate on the Tax-Increase Measure because we did it to ourselves by refusing to stand up for Andy Pugno, John Allard, Les Baugh – and anyone else not named Gaines who demonstrated that they did want to govern versus reign.

Perhaps Tom McClintock may have cared if he actually had to drive through the I-80 / Hwy 65 area – but he still lives in Elk Grove (as he has the entire time he has been our congressman). Perhaps the Gaines no longer care about Placer County Issues – as they live in El Dorado County.

The sick irony is that the causes of this pending tax increase won’t even have to pay the tax as none of them live here.

While I agree with Tom McClintock on almost all issues, he has been a colossal failure as a representative – and that failure is going to raise my taxes (not his).

As the Musical Chairs of Gaines Office Positioning Swirl, How Does This Elect More Republicans?

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Sep 212015
 

Beth Gaines is running for El Dorado County Supervisor. Here is the link showing $102k in her account.

Beth Gaines was running for Board of Equalization in 2018. This account was closed after a fundraiser or two and moved to her Assembly Account. (That account is linked here)

Beth Gaines is running for State Senate in 2020.

Beth Gaines is also running for CAGOP National Committeewoman.

Ted Gaines is running for Board of Equalization in 2018. Why does Ted Gaines, who will not leave office until 2020 have this account open?

 

Take a look at Ted Gaines’ BOE account. It says 2018. His term does not end until 2020. Will Ted Gaines finish his term in the State Senate? This blog believes the answer is no. Gaines gets a free pass in 2018 to Run for Board of Equalization and is attempting to raise money now to buy the annoying slate mail cards in early 2017. Those cards are the single biggest item to have in a Board of Equalization district that spans an incredible 20+ counties.

What does this mean? If Ted is elected to Board of Equalization in 2018, then it opens up SD01 for Beth Gaines to be able to capitalize on Ted’s Name ID in a similar manner to the 2011 AD04 set up that got her in to the legislature in the first place. This means that Beth will run for State Senate in 2019 with a name ID advantage in a special election, the best possible scenario for her.

The correct questions to ask are, will Beth Gaines finish her term as El Dorado County Supervisor? Will Ted Gaines (if re-elected in 2016) finish his term in the State Senate?

What is missing from all of these accounts listed above are contributions to voter registration or local Republican Candidates. Granted, there are contributions to other Republican Candidates running in other parts of the state, but scant reference to anything related to building the GOP.

People are searching for answers as to how a candidate like Donald Trump could rocket to the top of the GOP Presidential Polls and stay there despite his bombastic behavior. People have grown resentful of incumbent politicians. Look at the above.

The Gaines have now moved multiple times in order to facilitate runs for office. What does that do for the Republican brand? What kind of message does that send to the voters of the area?

Certainly, anyone who thinks through their actions can not feel like they matter a whole lot to the Gaines.

This is why their lack of participation in building the Republican Party matters. It looks like most of their effort is spent on moving and setting up their next run(s) for office. These sorts of machinations are an argument against term limits as well as politicians have become famous for their machinations to stay in any office.

How does this elect more Republicans? Keep asking this question every time you see moves like this.

Gaines #epicfail – Hwy 65 and Whitney Ranch Parkway Interchange Opens and they did Nothing

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Apr 112015
 

Nothing.

The Placer Parkway has been in the planning stages for 15 years and the Whitney Ranch Parkway Interchange is the first, very first piece of a project expected to take 12(!) years to complete. The last 15 years have been spent lining the pockets of government idiots, frog kissers, tree huggers, pencilnecks and other useless people that leech off of innocent taxpayers in the form of retarded studies.

Ted Gaines was our “Assembly-Member” from 2007-2011. Since then, he has “Represented” us in the State Senate, while foisting his wife in to the Assembly seat, doubling the nothingness in government from Placer at the State level.

When Ted Gaines was not yukking it up with Sssssteve Davey taking bets and laughing about when Dave Cox would die so he could run to replace him… he was doing nothing for Placer County, and after Cox died, he continued doing nothing.

Placer County On-Line had a story about an important ground-breaking in Rocklin.

“We are very excited about the start of construction of the Whitney Ranch interchange and the enhanced connections to the City of Rocklin,” said City of Rocklin Vice Mayor Greg Janda. “This opens up approximately 355 acres of developable land and has the potential to add over 7,000 jobs to the local economy.”

You can make bank that the “Senator” and the “Assembly-Member” will be there to smile for the camera as if they did something. Instead, Developer Impact fees from the City of Rocklin were used along with funds from SPARTA (the South Placer Regional Transportation Authority). No state. No federal. Just a gigantic sucking sound out of the budgets of local government.

Thanks a ton .  7,000 jobs for the local economy and Ted/Beth Gaines delivered nothing at all for the project.

When you see potholes in Rocklin streets, thank Ted Gaines for doing nothing for Rocklin. That city, despite massive vacancies in its office and retail spaces has been struggling to build itself out. Finally, the Town of Loomis had an exorcism on its’ town council which shut down the lawsuits allowing the Wal-Mart and other evil capitalism to be built at Sierra College and I-80… Rocklin has basically been on its’ own…

… but the North end of town featured a whole bunch of incomplete development, stymied by lack of funding.

I am harping on this issue – because the Tea Party’s since retracted attack about a 1/2 cent sales tax did indeed expose a real issue. Where the hell have Beth Gaines and Ted Gaines been for Placer County? Oh, wait, they moved out to another county that does not know them as well to go shop for another government paycheck. They will get nothing, too.

On one hand, I am proud of the City of Rocklin for figuring out how to fund their projects while their money gets stolen by the state en masse. On the other hand, I feel like a broken record reminding my readers that Ted and Beth Gaines have been absolutely useless for all of us.

P.S. The Placer Parkway has a federal nexus. The project is designated as some sort of pollution reducing thing because it will reduce traffic on I-80. It will be interesting to see as this develops if the federal government helps fund this.