Nov 072019

Blogger’s Note: My source data for this blog are several Sacramento Bee Articles, plus interviews with capitol people and of course my own personal opinion of Gavin Newsom.

On Halloween, Gavin Newsom was talking about passing out candy. In a self-promoting press conference, Newsom told attendees that AT&T had announced it would credit consumers whose cell service was impacted by the blackouts. The implication was that he had made it happen. “AT&T, to their credit, sent out a notification yesterday about crediting people, along the lines of what PG&E did as well, to at least acknowledge as a base minimum the disruption of their data plans and their cell service. That’s novel. I would like to say it’s not, but it is, for a telecommunication company to actually even acknowledge that. It’s a step in the right direction. Baby step in the right direction, but we have an enormous amount of work to do in that space as well.”

Gavin Newsom is running for President in 2024. He is not interested in dealing with extreme environmental laws, nuiscance lawsuits, “Inverse Condemnation” (where public utilities are held liable for acts of God) or the extreme cost of doing business.

It is all about feel-good soundbytes, like his absurd “Global Warming” (now called climate change because people are now predicting an Ice Age again) speech with regard to wildfires.

PG&E, the corporate cowards that they are, have never once fought back against the regulations that have made maintenance near impossible on their aging equipment. Instead, they poured money in to people like Gavin Newsom. True to form, now that PG&E are a swear word in California, Newsom is piling on:

California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants PG&E to give $100 to each of the hundreds of thousands of customers who experienced blackouts last week when the company shut off power to swaths of Northern California. “‘Californians should not pay the price for decades of PG&E’s greed and neglect,’ Newsom announced on Monday. ‘PG&E’s mismanagement of the power shutoffs experienced last week was unacceptable. We will continue to hold PG&E accountable to make radical changes – prioritizing the safety of Californians and modernizing its equipment.’” Somehow, Gavin Newsom picked numbers out of his tail, saying that PG&E should give each residential customer affected by the outage a $100 credit or rebate. Gavin Newsom urged the company to provide $250 to affected small businesses.

He said this on 10-14-2019

So did Gavin Newsom shake down PG&E?

After Newsom 10-29-2019 inaccurately claiming that PG&E had agreed to rebates/credits as he suggested, it appears that the weak-kneed leadership of PG&E acquiesced.

“The one-time rebate will only apply to the roughly 738,000 customers who lost power in the Oct. 9 shutoffs. There are no current plans for similar rebates for the three shutoffs that have followed since then, said PG&E spokesperson Tamar Sarkissian, but the utility is ‘open to having a policy discussion with state regulators and others.’

Gavin Newsom will use this in his upcoming Re-Election and for his Presidential Campaign. The timing of things happening makes it clear to this blogger that Gavin Newsom shook down the company from whom he took $209,000 in campaign cash. What did he threaten to do to PG&E?

Then a couple days later, AT&T announces free stuff. Did Gavin Newsom shake them down too?

Watch the pattern, folks – Gavin Newsom wants to break up or even better yet turn PG&E in to a government-run utility. If successful, this would be another centerpiece for his campaign.

AT&T and PG&E are fools for trying to deal with the rabid left. It won’t end well and they will become campaign fodder… to be continued…

Mar 212019

The extreme left seem to be the only ones that like what Newsom did. The other 90% of society understand that the voters of California voted multiple times to uphold the death penalty. Perhaps it is because even liberal Californians get that some people can not be rehabilitated.

Gavin Newsom, on the other hand thinks the Death Penalty for killers is a Moral Issue (but not for Babies that survive an abortion).

Here are another 13 of the worst society has to offer:

Randy Kraft, 71, white, 16 victims, convicted in 1989:  Kraft killed 16 young men between 1972-1983, sexually mutilating some of them and leaving their bodies by the roadside. Six of the men were Marines. Most of the victims had been drugged with alcohol and prescription relaxants. Kraft was discovered when he was pulled over for drunk driving and officers found a dead man in the passenger seat.

Chester Turner, 49, black, 15 victims, convicted in 2007:  Turner killed 10 women, including one who was pregnant, in South Los Angeles and on L.A.’s skid row between 1987 and 1998. He strangled eight with his bare hands. He was convicted of four more murders in 2014.

William Suff, 66, white, 12 victims, convicted in 1995:  Suff killed 12 women and attempted to kill a 13th over a two-year period. He strangled his victims, most of whom were prostitutes, and gave some of their possessions to female friends.

Charles Ng, 55, Asian, 11 victims, convicted in 1999:  Ng is a serial killer, convicted in the deaths of 11 women and believed to have killed as many as 25. He and killing partner Leonard Lake used a dungeon adjacent to their Calaveras County cabin to torture victims. The crimes were discovered when Lake committed suicide.

Lonnie Franklin, 64, black, 10 victims, convicted in 2016:  Franklin, dubbed the “Grim Sleeper” because of an apparent break in his killings, killed nine women and a teenage girl from 1985 to 2007. Detectives believe he may have killed at least 25 women. He targeted women who were drug addicts or prostitutes and often dumped their naked bodies along roads or in the trash.

Marcus Wesson, 70, black, 9 victims, convicted in 2004:  Wesson, a family cult leader, ordered the deaths of nine of his children, all born of incest with his daughters. The mass murder was triggered by efforts of a niece to retrieve her children.

Ivan Hill, 55, black, 9 victims, convicted in 2007:  Hill, dubbed the “60 Freeway Killer,” raped and strangled six prostitutes in Orange County in 1993 and 1994. His link to the crimes was discovered 10 years later through DNA evidence while he was in state prison for armed robbery. He pleaded guilty two years later to killing two other women in 1986 and 1987, and in 1979 was convicted for the murder of a Glendora liquor store clerk during a robbery.

Run Chhoun, 43, Asian, 9 victims, convicted in 2000:  Chhoun, the leader of an Asian street gang, killed a man and his 73-year-old father during a home invasion and killed a Pomona man he mistook as a gang rival. Chhoun also killed five family members during a home invasion robbery in San Bernardino and killed another man during a drive-by shooting. He was charged with the murder of two people in Spokane, Wash.

Ramon Salcido, 55, Latino, 7 victims, convicted in 1990:  In a three-hour period, Salcido drove his three daughters to a gulch and slit their throats, drove to his mother-in-law’s house where he stabbed her and her two daughters, returned home and shot his wife, and then drove to the vineyard where he worked and shot two supervisors. Seven of the nine victims died.

Richard Farley, 68, white, 7 victims, convicted in 1992:  Farley went to the factory where he had been fired two years before and killed seven people and wounded four others.

David Carpenter, 86, white, 7 victims, convicted in 1984:  “Trailside Killer” Carpenter assaulted hikers on remote paths in Santa Cruz and Marin counties in 1980 and 1981, raping some and shooting seven to death.

Wayne Adam Ford, 57, white, 4 victims, convicted in 2006:  Ford turned himself in to the Humboldt County Sheriff Department in Eureka by in November 1998; he was carrying a woman’s severed breast in his pocket and confessed to having killed four women in 1997 and 1998.

Cary Stayner, 57, white, 4 victims, convicted in 2002:  Murdered two women and two teenagers in and around Yosemite National Park in 1999. The charred bodies of one woman and her teenage visitor from Argentina were found in the trunk of their burned rental car; a note was sent to police with a hand-drawn map indicating the location of the third victim, the woman’s daughter. A fourth, separate victim was found decapitated.

Mar 202019

Blogger’s Note: I am an opponent of Carl DiMaio, I think he is nothing more than a PAC Chairman trying to make a name for himself to boost his campaign for Congress. That said, even he deserves credit for doing this poll as it confirms a lot of what we all knew intuitively.

New poll results released today show that even in liberal California, Gov. Gavin Newsom and his early policies are out of step with a large swath of California’s voters.

“Gov. Gavin Newsom is getting national media attention for his moves, but what the media is missing is how Newsom is actually out-of-step with California voters – and in several instances out of step with Democrat voters as well,” said Carl DeMaio, chairman of Reform California, the group sponsoring the scientific poll conducted by Remington Research. “This poll reveals that Gov. Gavin Newsom’s early policy proposals are big turn-offs for voters – and without some sort of moderation soon, his extreme agenda may end up costing Democrats in the 2020 elections,” DeMaio noted.

Among the results of the poll on policy proposals:

Q1. In 2016, Californians voted to keep the death penalty. Despite this, Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced he will permanently suspend the death penalty because he considers it immoral. Do you support or oppose Newsom’s decision?

Support: 39%
Oppose: 52%
Not sure: 9% 

Of interest, the poll reveals a super-majority of white voters and even a plurality of Latino and African American voters opposed to Newsom’s position on this issue. 

“In 2016 voters voted to keep and strengthen the death penalty, but by overruling the will of the voters with this arbitrary order to permanently suspend the death penalty, Newsom shows he’s not only weak on public safety issues, but willing to arrogantly overrule the judgment of the voters,” DeMaio said. 

Q2. Governor Newsom’s first budget proposal included a tax on drinking water. Do you support or oppose California enacting a tax on drinking water?

Support: 13%
Oppose: 78%
Not sure: 9% 

Newsom has managed to unite California voters of all political parties – just not in a good way for him. The poll reveals even a 67% supermajority of Democrats oppose Newsom’s Water Tax – along with 94% of Republicans and 78% of Independents. 

“With California’s cost-of-living reaching a crisis point, the Water Tax may shape up to be the biggest liability for Newsom and Democrats in the Legislature – and could rightfully cost them seats in 2020 if they dare vote to impose it on working families,” DeMaio said.

Q3. In 2018, Californians were told that the gas tax would be guaranteed to go to transportation projects and fairly distributed to all regions of the state. Despite that, Governor Newsom wants to take away gas tax funding from any city that does not comply with his affordable housing mandates. Do you support or oppose this decision by the Governor?

Support: 32%
Oppose: 53%
Not sure: 14% 

A solid majority of voters oppose Newsom on this diversion of gas taxes, and Democrats risk alienating Latinos who oppose this move by a sizable 14% margin. “By raiding Gas Tax funds yet again, Newsom shows California’s voters that he’s untrustworthy and demonstrates complete contempt for taxpayer money,” DeMaio added. 

Q4. Governor Gavin Newsom recently admitted that the High Speed Rail Project is billions over budget and behind schedule. Despite this, Governor Newsom wants to proceed with a scaled back segment of the project in the least traveled route. Do you support or oppose his decision to proceed?

Support: 31%
Oppose: 54%
Not sure: 15% 

“Californians see through Newsom’s phony cancellation of the project and realize that he is still throwing good money after bad by completing a partial route in violation of voter protections that were promised when the project was proposed,” DeMaio said.  

COMING TOMORROW: Do you think Governor Newsom should be recalled from office?

Recall questions and results will be released at 3pm PT on Thursday, March 21.

BLOGGER’S NOTE: Is DiMaio preparing to hijack the Recall Gavin Newsom mantra from Travis Allen? He attacked Travis Allen for suggesting this, during his tirade at the CAGOP Convention.

About the poll

Survey conducted by Remington Research Group on March 17 through March 18, 2019. 1,303 likely 2020 General Election voters participated in the survey. Survey weighted to match expected turnout demographics for the 2020 General Election. Margin of Error is +/-2.71% with a 95% level of confidence. Totals do not always equal 100% due to rounding.

Mar 152019
Now that Newsom is Governor, who cares about campaign Promises!

There are 737 pieces of human debris on Death Row. They all had tons of appeals and legal maneuvers, some still have appeals left, most do not. Yet, since reinstating the death penalty in 1979, only 13 people have been executed.

Now Governor Newsom – similar to when he did gay marriages in violation of State Law to salvage his failing mayorship of San Francisco is defying state law once again. Newsom has declared the death penalty null and void in California.

Let’s meet some of the beneficiaries of Newsom’s unilateral decree – the Cop-Killers:

Regis Thomas, 46, black, 3 victims, convicted in 1995:  Thomas killed a man after an argument over mistaken identity and later shot to death two Compton police officers who had stopped him on the road.

Jackson Daniels, 48, black, 2 victims, convicted in 1984:  Daniels was paralyzed from the waist down after being shot by police following a bank robbery. When two Riverside police officers came to the home where he was bedridden to take him to prison for the robbery, he shot and killed both of them.

Ramon Sandoval, 35, Latino, 1 victim, convicted in 2003:  During a gang-related assault on a rival’s house, Sandoval killed a Long Beach police officer and wounded another who happened to drive by.

Jose Orosco, 38, Latino, 1 victim, convicted in 2007:  Orosco shot and killed a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy who was building a case against him in another shooting.

Daniel Jenkins, 61, black, 1 victim, convicted in 1988:  Jenkins killed a Los Angeles police detective who was scheduled to testify against him in a robbery case, and he attempted to kill the robbery victim.

It makes perfect sense – disarm citizens by taking their guns, let thousands of criminals out early with a combination of deceptive propositions like Prop 47 and 57, then cap it off by letting the very worst of human debris out of the consequences of what they did. What else would you expect from the former mayor of a city with more drug addicts than High School Students!

Jun 102018

A lot of the best opposition research on Gavin Newsom centers about his drinking and out of control behavior as Mayor of San Francisco.

Now, Newsom, aided by others is seeking to re-write history.

A recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle reveals some nuggets that should bother anyone.

Gavin Newsom says alcohol isn’t a problem anymore: ‘A little wine’ is fine.

This tells me two things. 1. Gavin Newsom never worked a real program and 2. The whole rehab thing was a pity-gathering endeavor to try and ameliorate the fallout from he behavior as Mayor. This included a fling with a 19 year old (he was 39, think Roy Moore here), betraying his campaign manager by sleeping with his wife and showing up drunk to events.

Normal drinkers don’t show up drunk to events.

Now, aided and abetted by moral relativist people in the therapy business the spin is that somehow an alcoholic can become a normal drinker again. That is priceless. If this garbage was true, then why work a 12 step program, or go to meetings? If this was true 30-90 day inpatient programs would have a much higher success rate. But some of these same progressive “therapists” are also saying pedophiles can be rehabilitated as well.

It appears that this article by Newsom’s buddies in the SF Chronicle was an attempt to get out ahead of what they know is coming.

As someone who is 15+ years sober and who knows quite a few others in sobriety, no one I know believes that once you’ve crossed the line that you can go back over it.

It is clear when you start reading the article that Newsom is trying to re-write the narrative claiming he never went to “Rehab”. It is kind of like arguing the definition of Is.

This nuance is disturbing, and when you get to the end of the article and see the political spin about “second-chances” for criminals (think P47 and P57) you know 100% there is no repentance or remorse for his behavior despite the article’s inclusion of quotes about being a “better man”.

It is the opinion of this Sober Alcoholic that Gavin Newsom is a ticking time bond on a personal level. He is no business drinking at all and worse appears to be unrepentant about his behavior.