Jul 312014
 

Vern Pierson is an idiot. Kind of like another of El Dorado County’s idiots minus the chemicals, Vern just can’t help himself.

We saw the news in the Sac Bee today – but Vern Pierson could not help himself:

This joint prosecution by the California Attorney General’s Office and the DA’s Office, and the District Court’s decision today, has proven once again that no one is above the law … even the politically powerful,” El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson said in a statement.”

Pierson will die by the same sword – the self-righteous abusers of their own power always do.

For those of you not privy to the situation – allow me to sum it up in few sentences.

Vern Pierson is the El Dorado County DA. He decided to use his office to light up some of his political enemies. Ray Nutting made himself an easy target because of his lacksadasical devil-may-care attitude toward his paperwork. Nutting beat the felony rap, but had to raise bail money. He was convicted of violating the political reform act over how he raised his bail money – a misdemeanor no less – but not on the original charges Pierson brought.

A judge threw him out of office over the equivalent of  bar fight conviction, then the appeals court upheld the decision. The Bee did not go in to the reasons why – BTW, it is actually rare for an appeals court to overturn any decision no matter how absurd.

Pierson’s chest-beating should be a wake-up call to the political class in El Dorado County, you could be next unless you do something about Pierson. Vern Pierson has turned on dozens of people during his reign of terror in El Dorado County. Vern Pierson’s chest-beating is also a fitting political epitath for himself, because when Pierson is brought to justice, he will fall far harder than Ray Nutting ever did.

BTW – since it is a Misdemeanor conviction, Ray Nutting can still run for Supervisor again in the future.

If I was Vern Pierson, I’d have shut up. I’d have let Clinchard and his assistant make the statement. Instead, exhibiting the out of control psychosis rational people recognize, Pierson had to dance on the grave.

That is even dumber than his handshakes.

El Dorado County Sup D2 Race Update: Nutting gets Page One Above the Fold and…

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Jul 292014
 

… the Dead Fish Society can’t figure out whether Dave Pratt or Clair (no e) McNeal is their Choice.

Dave Pratt sits on the El Dorado County Planning Commission. Pratt was appointed to said board by none other than Ray Nutting. The question this blogger has is will that association prevent the godfathers of the Dead Fish Society from anointing him as the next Dead Fish?

Vern Pierson may choose to lay low coming off of yet another embarrassing shellacking in an appellate court.  Apparently, Pierson went on a publicity-whoring rampage against a local restaurant owner and got all but the disturbing the peace conviction tossed… the reason, WITHHELD EVIDENCE.

I am not sure Pratt or Clair (no e) McNeal want that sort of “endorsement”.

Another “Endorsement” that Dave Pratt claims to not publicly want is developer money. There is a problem – one, Pratt is rumored to be in the running if not already on retainer for an 1800 house development called Marble Valley. Second, the rumor mill also is suggesting that left-wing gazillionaire developer Angelo Tskapolos is also eyeing a large development and is looking to bankroll Pratt.

The alleged Tskapolos bankrolling is supposed to work as a Pratt loan to himself, then after he wins, “fundraisers” to retire the debt. I’ve seen this before in other races (and while not illegal, smells like dead fish), so this rumor is plausible. Please also note that Tskapolos is an extreme leftist and helped fund every loser in California Politics even Phil Angeledes over Arnold! (Apparently Arnold wasn’t far enough left for him)

Speaking of “endorsements”, did Clair (no e) McNeal rent out her train-wreck to the local Red Cross? According to accounts, her “campaign manager” was “helping” the local relief efforts and managed to get his sunken face on TV. I am not sure if this was the aforementioned Stanhope attempting to crank up McNeal’s campaign with some goodwill and service – or if it was the latest in a 12 year pattern of self-serving attention whoring.  (I’ve only known Stanhope for 12 years, so I can’t speak for his pattern before 2002)

Accounts on the ground in the Sand Fire operation indicated that Mr. Stanhope attempted to assume control of the operation, claimed that he got people kicked out of the operation, claimed to know several higher-ups in the area in an attempt to curry influence, called several people involved in the relief operation several times, appeared to be intoxicated and/or under the influence of narcotics, made liberal use of the F-Bomb everywhere and anywhere, alienated several people and was finally asked to leave altogether.

My sources tell me that Clair (no e) McNeal has hired a young man who is part of a prominent local family for her campaign as well, it is unclear when and it is unclear if she has separated from the train-wreck or not.

While Clair (no e) McNeal ruminates on her campaign staff and Pratt decides who his political daddy will be… Jennifer Nutting got a nice, fat, above-the-fold article in the Sacramento Bee.

You see, the El Dorado Mountain Democrat have proven to be whores for Vern Pierson – they smeared Dan Dellinger in their paper numerous times and gave a story as limp-wristed as any of Harn or Pierson’s handshakes when Dellinger beat Pierson’s ass to a pulp. The El Dorado Paper dutifully smeared the above mentioned Restaraunteur and of course gave scant coverage to the epic beat-down by the appeals court when Pierson’s felony rampage was completely gutted. This time, Pierson won’t be able to shop for a judge to throw the Restaranteur out of office over the remaining misdemeanor conviction. (as I believe he did regarding Nutting)

I am wondering if the editor of that rag will be remanded to suicide watch when either Ray Nutting is restored to office on appeal or Jennifer Nutting beats the field.

The Bee on the other hand chose life instead of doing their usual journalistic abortions.

For the record – I like Ray Nutting and I have been clear about how I believe that his lack of attention to detail and his devil-may-care attitude toward his personal finances and paperwork allowed the Psychotic DA to get him. I don’t know Jennifer Nutting. I am rooting for her simply because the people that have abused their offices (and people) deserve to suffer by seeing the name Nutting in office another seven years.

Pratt? I don’t know him from adam – I am sincerely hopeful that his “connections” to both developers are not true, or that he will come clean and take a couple of fat checks from them! IF not, he deserves to be beaten up bad politically for attempting to deceive voters.

Regarding the actual issues in this tilt:

While I am not anti-growth at all… I read the questionnaire from the “Keep Shingle Springs in the Stone Age” group and was aghast at the tenor and the scope of the questions. I’d probably be labeled public enemy number one if I attempted to answer that questionniare. (Start with my desire to see US-50 be 6-8 lanes thru Pollock Pines and 4 lanes thru South Lake Tahoe.. and of course my desire to see massive traffic improvements for Apple Hill).

I will be interested to see if the Shingle Springs anti-growth group endorses Shiva Frentzen as many are speculating. If that happens, this disqualifies her from serious consideration. I’ve been told that Frentzen is a great person, good businesswoman and the like. I am not sure if that translates in to good government if a group of BANANA’s whose stated purpose is to keep Shingle Springs in the Stone Age endorses you. (Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything) If Frentzen proves that she is legitimately approachable on growth issues and can demonstrate sincere conviction on the issues vexing El Dorado County, she could be a surprise come election day.

IMO, Pratt disqualifies himself if A) the allegation of him being a consultant on the Marble Valley project is true and/or B) he has been working with Tskapolos behind the scenes on creative financing. You don’t tell people you are not taking developer money while doing either of the above. That is called lying and unless you’re President Clinton (with a bigger band of media whores than the el dorado paper) you don’t get away with lying. I do believe that Pratt will be funded and will end up in the fish wrapper. In my mind’s eye, I just can not see the good ‘ol boys associating with…

Clair (no e) McNeal, who disqualified herself with her attitude and the abusive manner with which she treats people she perceives to be lesser than her (which is most people). She makes it easy for me to criticize her since she hired the trainwreck for her campaign and also supported him for Vice Chairman of the State GOP.

The Above leaves us with loveable loser George Turnboo. Turnboo is just misunderstood, which also disqualifies him from consideration.

This leaves me rooting for Jennifer Nutting for even more reasons than just to rub the face of the psychotic Vern Pierson in political dog doo. However, if Jennifer Nutting wasn’t compelling in her own right – just being able to rip on Vern Pierson would be enough.

El Dorado County Politics are a colossal mess. Unbelievable.

Dead Fish Society Update – Which Dead Fish is the Chosen One?

 Joe Harn, Vern Pierson  Comments Off on Dead Fish Society Update – Which Dead Fish is the Chosen One?
Jun 232014
 

Ok – we have a rich knucklehead. Check.

We have a carnival freak-show. Check.

There is this guy Sam Teresi who is closely allied with Sell-Out Conservative Sup D4 incumbent Ron Briggs (Briggs went NIMBY/BANANA once in office). Briggs didn’t have the guts to toss out Ray Nutting and rumor has it that the throw it to the judge thing was his idea. Teresi wasted $125,000 of his families’ money in 2006 running against Ray Nutting. He is not a Dead Fish Member, so he may be a promising candidate for people looking for true representation. Another drawback for Teresi is his ties to the development community.

Dead Fish Financier Ken Steers may want to add to his portfolio of wholly-owned subsidiaries in office in El Dorado County. His investment in Vern Pierson appears to have returned handsome dividends beyond his apparently weak sentence for his DUI… he finally put a head of a political enemy on a stick.

However, someone like Steers craves control which is why his apparent selection of Sam Miller raises some eyebrows. Military guys have a great ballot designation, this is for sure. However, Military Guys can sometimes be extremely difficult candidates. Given that Miller is also eyeing a transition in to firefighting, you wonder how much time he will have to campaign.

Could Ken Steers be leaving the Dead Fish Reservation with his own play?

But now we get in to the most likely of Dead Fish. There are two candidates whose candidacy rings as true and are as reliable as a Stanhope disaster.

Janet Saitman – Member of the Latrobe School District Board and a Board Member of the left-leaning charity Habitat for Humanity. She and her husband own a property management firm, a cousin of development – suggesting possible development community ties.

More disturbing is that she is close to the abusive Joe Harn as well as former D1 El Dorado Supervisor John Knight. This puts her smack in the fish wrapper. She is a likely first-round Dead Fish pick.

However, there is an even bigger Dead Fish swirling around the toilet bowl of El Dorado County Politics:

Rusty Dupray – Dupray is a prototypical Dead Fish Society member. Served two terms already in a different district with significant overlap to this current district.

Dupray recently retired with a massive government salary from SacMetro Fire. Who better to be a “Republican” denizen of big government than someone with a fat six-figure pension from government?

It get’s better – Dupray is good buddies with the Abusive Joe Harn and the Psychotic DA Vern Pierson.

Dupray may be enjoying the good life he lives at the expense of taxpayers too much to jump in to this mess. However, you can make bank that the Dead Fish Society wants him to step up in the worst way to run.

I am not anti-development in the slightest. I just know that they play heavy and they are non-partisan. Developers make business decisions including financing left-wing wacko Coco for EID board. Whomever the developers donate to is a clear indicator of who they think makes them the most money.

Whomever Psychotic DA Vern Pierson and abusive Auditor Jon Harn endorses is the person they think gives them even more control of the county.

It is a simple game, really – follow the Dead Fish.

(BANANA = Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything)

Dear Lawyers and Thin-Skinned People – this is called political speech and commentary. Deal with it.

Dead Fish Society Update: Trying to Control the El Dorado Sup D2 Seat

 Joe Harn, Vern Pierson  Comments Off on Dead Fish Society Update: Trying to Control the El Dorado Sup D2 Seat
Jun 222014
 

The Dead Fish Society has a problem.

El Dorado County elections are like a free-for-all. Every Supervisor election attracts 8-10 candidates. So, why wouldn’t the recently opened Sup D2 Race be any different?

Dead Fish Society member Rodney Stanhope has returned to El Dorado County where he has found a wealthy benefactor who simply thinks Stanhope is “misunderstood”. (according to sources in El Do County)

Until the September election – it appears she will be helping the deadbeat dad make his child support payments to the mother of Child #8.

Rodney Stanhope successfully destroyed the campaigns of Anna Bryson (AD73) and Mike Owen. He also advocated for other candidates that fared poorly.

Clair (no e) McNeal is claiming she will spend $50k to $100k on her run for Supervisor. With a carnival train-wreck as a campaign operative she will simply help introduce more people in El Dorado County to Stanhope. (Here comes Storage Wars 2.0)

Maybe Mr. Pierson and Mr. Harn aren’t quite so happy they gave this guy new life after all. While Stanhope worked his drunken magic on Mike Owen, like a case of political venereal disease, he has spread.

As a side note – Stanhope has made claims that McNeal is going to bankroll his next campaign for Vice Chair of the California Republican Party, or even Chairman. Maybe Rodney will run for President in 2016… as the legends in his head grow, that seems to be next.

So, check Clair (no e) McNeal off of the list of viable candidates. She is reputedly a wealthy women with a foul personality that lives off of her hatred of Ray Nutting. She is a great candidate for induction in to the Dead Fish Society – but it appears she hates Harn and Pierson, too.

Clair (no e) McNeal’s political background is thin. She, like Stanhope’s current wife has received appointed political positions from Congressman Tom McClintock. Most recently, Clair (no e) was appointed to the El Dorado GOP Cent Com by McClintock.

Like many on Cent Coms, she was an agent of chaos and drama that contributed little. She was the lone delegate to the CA GOP from El Dorado County that supported Rodney Stanhope for CRP Vice Chair in 2012.

When Rodney Stanhope lost his race in epic fashion (881-227) to current CRP Vice Chair Harmeet Dhillon (the first Indian-American Women ever elected to that high a position in any State Party) – Clair (no e) McNeal quit the El Dorado Cent Com.

So, we can stick a fork in Clair (no e) McNeal. She is set to waste a bunch of her husband’s money whilst helping enable Mr. Stanhope. They may be perfect for each other – but not outside a sanitarium.

There are some other players that intrigue me a little more – it looks like Ken Steers, he of the recent slap-on-the-hand (was it a limp-wristed one? but, I digress) DUI conviction, appears to have a stooge he is going to bankroll.

There are other charter members of the dead fish society swirling around the toilet bowl as well…

… we will get to the bottom of all of this soon.

(Dear Lawyers and Thin-Skinned people… this is called free speech and commentary. Deal with it)

The Dead Fish Society Update – Now that a Judge Did What They Couldn’t Do, What’s Next?

 Joe Harn, Vern Pierson  Comments Off on The Dead Fish Society Update – Now that a Judge Did What They Couldn’t Do, What’s Next?
Jun 212014
 

For those of you just tuning in – A judge threw El Dorado Supervisor Ray Nutting out of office for misdemeanor convictions. The Judge was a 69-year old Deukmejian appointee with connections, but not strong connections to psychotic El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson.

It would be easier if Nutting’s ouster was some sort of Judge-Shopping conspiracy by Vern Pierson.

But, it isn’t – it was an old-fashioned Small-County pissing match. Ray Nutting made himself vulnerable with his cavalier attitude toward doing his paperwork. Psychotic, vindictive El Do DA Vern Pierson caught him on it and hung a criminal case on it. Nutting’s continued lax attention to detail caused his ouster as he beat the original charges from Pierson, but got caught breaking the law whilst soliciting bail money.

However, the real news is that Vern Pierson’s stooges Deputy DA Clinchard and his Assistant really screwed up good. They went 1-10 in court. It was only the Hail-Mary Pass that fellow dead-fish society members on the board of supes threw to the judge that won the day for the Dead Fish Society.

How long will it be before Vern Pierson gets rid of Clinchard and his assistant? They failed. Vern Pierson loses sleep at night worrying about what people think of him, so you can make bank that the El Dorado light rail system is being prepared for them as I type this.

Meanwhile, Dead Fish Society President Vern Pierson successfully intimidated the very weak Judson Henry out of the race and coasted to re-election.

And Dead Fish Society Secretary Joe Harn also drubbed Mike Owen. Mike Owen is the individual I referred to as folding like a cheap lawn-chair.

Based on anecdotal accounts – it looks like the Dead Fish Society planted one of their operatives, Rodney Stanhope, in to Mike Owen’s Campaign. We have spent a lot of time detailing Rodney’s multiple brushes with the law, his unpaid child support and tax liens and his substance abuse (amongst other things) on this blog. It appears that since Stanhope is useful to the Dead Fish Society, that El Dorado DA Vern Pierson is content to let Rodney continue on as a free man. That is the only conclusion that seems to make sense to this blogger.

Rodney Stanhope made sure that the primary opponents of Joe Harn in El-Dorado County were isolated from Mike Owen. He also bungled events, disappeared for days on end, alienated people and basically did the opposite of everything you would do if you were running a real campaign.

Mike Owen’s excuse for not hiring better help was the recently dismissed and clearly politically-motivated lawsuit against Dan Dellinger and Cris Alarcon. Remember the story about the convicted sex-offender whose boyfriend ended up on the grand jury? Then Vern Pierson used that grand jury report as the basis for his suit?

If Pierson wasn’t psycho – he’d have made Ray Nutting the focus of all his energy. However, he had to live up to his butch haircut and go for all the gusto.

It is because of this stupidity that team Nutting will live to fight another day. The people at large in El Dorado County know that this was a political lynching.

Had Harn and Pierson had any political sense – they would be positioned right now to instill the new dead fish order on the entire county.

Vern Pierson thought he had a plan – “till he got punched in da fathe”. (and used Clinchard and his assistant instead of doing the job himself)

So now, the dead fish society has a special election to contend with and two political consultants with tremendous ties, influence and a renewed sense of purpose to contend with. Should Pierson attempt to take a second run at either Dellinger or Alarcon, it will be impossible and likely moved to another county.

In a sense, Pierson’s hands are largely tied – which leads us to the special election to replace Ray Nutting.

What will Joe Harn and Vern Pierson do? Who does the dead fish society recruit? Will they spread out amongst multiple candidates?

There is so much for Vern Pierson to attempt to control, it must be driving him to split bottles with Rodney.

Rumors are flying – in the next installment of the Dead Fish Society Update, we will sort through all of this for you…