Jan 032020

Your Intrepid Blogger has detailed how Tony Amador has run for office and lost several times.

Several weeks ago, we covered how the San Joaquin GOP stiffed Republican Tom Patti for Supervisor, and endorsed an un-funded Trump-Hater for Congress in CA-10. We believe it had a nexus with the paying clients that the local political boss is running for election.

Here is your recruit for CA-09, He hasn’t posted in over 1,150 Days as of the writing of this blog.

So was Tony Amador pulled in to CA-09 by Tammany Hall in Stockton to punish William Martinek? Or is Tony Amador a career foil to help re-elect Jerry McNerney?

Take a look at the candidate snubbed by Stockton’s Tammany Hall? William Martinek. Check out Martinek’s website and read his story. It is pretty cool and represents a candidate with youth and potential. Tony Amador is 75, twice Martinek’s age.

Note: Only 115 Likes and note the website address.

Tony Amador has a pattern, he pulls candidate papers very late. In all of the past races I have detailed, he is filed late when there have been other more qualified Republican Candidates on the Ballot. He then wins the primary and folds up his tent in the general election. This pattern has repeated several times.

One has to wonder if Amador is a foil to clear out more aggressive and qualified Republican Candidates – winning on his ballot title (Retired US Marshall) – then laying down for McNerney three different times.

At Age 75, Amador is going after his fourth defeat.

In case you have any doubt as to weather Tony Amador should be taken seriously? Look at Amador 4 Congress, baby:

www.amador4congress.com baby. The good news is that Amador can call the local political boss – he can get Peter Kuo to translate it for him!

Large and in charge in San Joaquin County baby! (I do miss the old-fashioned McDonald’s plain cookies though…)

Dec 052019

A few weeks ago, we covered how the San Joaquin GOP stiffed Republican Tom Patti for Supervisor, and endorsed an un-funded Trump-Hater for Congress in CA-10. We believe it had a nexus with the paying clients that the local political boss is running for election.

Welcome to CA-09. Today’s featured attraction is a 4-time failed candidate running for office trying to make it a 5th.

This would be Antonio “Tony” Amador. From Vote Smart:

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, California, District 9, 2016

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 9, 2014

Candidate, California Assembly, District 9, 2012

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 11, 2010

The candidate snubbed by Stockton’s Tammany Hall? William Martinek. Check out Martinek’s website and read his story. It is pretty cool and represents a candidate with youth and potential. Tony Amador is 75, twice Martinek’s age.

While I think it is awesome that Amador is still involved publicly and interested at his age, the issue is his 4 failed runs and the laziness of the political machine in San Joaquin County with regard to finding candidates. Both Grifters recruited by the San Joaquin Tammany Hall live in CA-09 and neither will have enough money to walk and chew gum at the same time in their primaries. You’d think that they would do better than a 4 time loser in his mid 70’s?

This is Tony Amador circa 2016

In years’ past I supported Tony Amador, however, once a candidate runs and loses 3 times and they keep running (A la Suzanne Jones) it is hard to view them as any more than a grifter. It is a shame actually that Mr. Amador has allowed himself to be retreaded a fifth time and this time allowing himself to be used as a tool of retribution by jilted political bosses.

The Grifter in CA-10? She actually ran for CA-09 in 2018! Prior, Tony Amador ran for CA-09 in 2014 and 2016. Are you confused yet? Don’t be, that is a whole lot of losing in San Joaquin County.

To be continued…

Jul 112016

We always hear that CA-09 is “winnable” for a Republican. Tony Amador is a Retired US Marshall and has quite a personal story and resume. He has run before – but this year he is a Donald Trump delegate to the RNC Convention choosing to stand up to the establishment while others lost their nerve and resigned.

The incumbent is Jerry McNerney – one of the ex-military officers recruited by the dems in a drill of 2006 to try to take the veteran issue away from W Bush. McNerney won not because of his issues or ability, he won because of Jack Abramoff and smearing Richard Pombo. 

Maybe this is the year Amador Breaks through. He certainly has the fire in the belly, look at this:

STOCKTON, CA, USA, July 8, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today, the Former United States Marshal for the Eastern District of California, Antonio C. ‘Tony’ Amador, JD, calls for the Resignation of FBI Director James Comey.

As a person with nearly 40 years of law enforcement experience, I do not take this step lightly. I have never witnessed a more serious act of official dereliction of duty than the recent press conference held by James Comey, the Director of the FBI.

First, Comey carefully laid out the extensive legal case against then Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Then, the Director acted irresponsibly by recommending against prosecuting Secretary Clinton.

Analogy: imagine a Police Chief whose investigators find gross mishandling of sensitive information that puts the public at risk, who then holds a press conference urging the District Attorney not to prosecute. Director Comey recommended the Attorney General ignore the facts of the investigation and the plain reading of the law, and not prosecute a case.

The section of US law that — by Comey’s own admission — the FBI found Hillary violated:

(f) Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note, or information, relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, or (2) having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of its trust, or lost, or stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer—

Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

(g) If two or more persons conspire to violate any of the foregoing provisions of this section, and one or more of such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each of the parties to such conspiracy shall be subject to the punishment provided for the offense which is the object of such conspiracy.

The law is clear. Director Comey spent most of his press conference detailing how Secretary Clinton violated the law.

Then FBI Director Comey who is sworn to uphold the law – let down all of us:

• The FBI Director publically recommended non-prosecution of Mrs. Clinton, based on his assertion-without-proof that there was no intent on her part to commit breaches of security with classified information.

• Comey specifically stated that Clinton’s actions exhibited ‘great carelessness.’ Ordinary carelessness is ‘negligence’ under the law. ‘Great carelessness is gross negligence under the law; they are equivalent terms!

• Comey broke the standard protocol of a confidential written recommendation to the DOJ.

• The FBI Director has turned the Bureau into a ‘political’ machine serving the needs of the Washington elites.

• There should never be one set of rules for the elites and another for the rest of us.

 When an elite person excuses another elite person from the law, others feel less constrained to follow the law. #PrayforDallas

For these reasons, Director Comey is derelict in his duty to enforce the law. The FBI Director should do the honorable thing and resign immediately, so that the general public can regain faith in our criminal justice system and rule of law.

Many of us who have family and friends in Law Enforcement are shocked and saddened by the killings of heroic police officers in Dallas. Perhaps this is an example of when official lawlessness reigns, disorder follows.

Amador was a former Los Angeles Police officer, Director of the California Youth Authority, Narcotic Addict Evaluation Authority Member, Youthful Offender Parole Board member and United States Marshal for the Eastern District of California. He is a graduate of the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and recently a member of the San Joaquin Grand Jury. Tony Amador is currently a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, from the 9th District in California. 

May 042016

What does a City Council Candidate who has been investigated for felonious activity have to do with a candidate for Congress?

A lot when that candidate for Congress is running on her uniform. If I was Kathryn Nance, I would not be so proud of being a member of the Stockton Police.

It is alleged that Sam Fant has been running an illegal gambling operation and a prostitution operation at the University Plaza Hotel. It appears that it is still on going, why hasn’t the Stockton Police shut it down?

A 2014 article details some of Fant’s activity:

• At 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 29, police say Fant met Mkrtchyan in front of the downtown hotel and that same day Mkrtchyan deposited $110,000 in cash into a Sacramento-area bank.

• Mkrtchyan and Fant also were observed together several other times, police say, including once exchanging “a white plastic bag” that contained a lock and chain used to secure one of the alleged gambling sites.

• In the wee hours of the morning on Feb. 14, police say Fant was in the Fat City Internet Café at 2700 E. Country Club Boulevard and “appeared to be in charge.” Police say he was in the “teller’s area” of the business.

• On numerous occasions, according to the document, Fant practiced “counter surveillance” driving techniques, a seeming indication he feared he was being followed.

At 10 p.m. May 9, police say they were following Fant on Wilson Way near Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. They say Fant “rapidly turned his car” to get behind the detective. Police say the detective sped up and Fant chased him on the Crosstown Freeway at 100 mph. The detective ultimately eluded Fant, police say.

Rather than pop Fant for being a miniature organized crime boss, they finally lit him up for felony cheating on his campaign finance reports. Now, why did they settle for this? Is this like “tax evasion” was to Al Capone?

I am having some issues with the Stockton PD and basically everything going on down there. Undaunted, it appears that Fant continued his illegal activity

Voters elected Drain and Bronson to the Manteca Unified board in 2014. Bronson resigned from office in May and Drain stepped down in August, both amid allegations they had used false addresses when filing to run for office.

Fant is alleged to have helped Drain and Bronson get onto the ballot to run for the school board. Adams said Drain and Bronson allegedly listed the same Manteca address at one point, though neither lived there.

“It was definitely an address that Sam Fant is familiar with,” Adams said.

Adams added, “Information at both preliminary hearings kept coming out suggesting we needed to do an investigation into Sam Fant’s involvement.”

Fant, a longtime associate of Mayor Anthony Silva, has been involved in several controversies in recent years.

Three years ago, then-City Manager Bob Deis accused Fant of claiming to represent Silva in official city business without the appropriate credentials.

It appears that Stockton is a cesspool. If I am congressman McDonkey, I am considering donating to Nance’s campaign so that I can have her as my opponent in the fall. You just can’t pop out of a sewer and not be soiled. It is just not possible. Nance should have thought about this before attempting to wrap herself in her uniform to run for office.

Hant? He should go to prison for a very long time.