Feb 262017
 

You’d think with the CAGOP at 27% and falling that Conservatives would get a message. There is a term I refer to called “Ideological Narcissism”. This is the believe that since my stances on the issues are morally pure that I will refuse pragmatism, any sort of compromise and will tilt out on a vainglorious campaign regardless of who gets hurt.

Elements of the Tea Party California Caucus and the remnant of the CRA leadership led the opposition to the California Impact Republicans Charter. These were the same groups that opposed the charter of the Log Cabin Republicans. Apparently they believe a small, insular GOP is the way to go. This, ironically was the attack used against the moderate Republicans years ago when I first got involved in the CAGOP. What a circle.

The Log Cabin Republicans are a gay rights group. They tend be be on the left of the GOP.

Quoting the CIR’s Statement of Values:

We Are Pro-Gun – The Second Amendment was created for security and stability. We believe attempts to curb and limit the 2nd Amendment are an attack on freedom.

We Are Pro-Family – We believe that the traditional, nuclear family is the backbone of society. We believe that an agenda-free educational system based on sound fundamentals is critical to our future, including alternatives to the government education systems.

We Are Pro-Life – We believe in protecting life at all stages, from pre-born to elderly, including the disabled.

Whoops. Now what do the Log Cabin Republicans and the CIR have in common other than opposition led by the CRA’s Pol-Pot Bellied Information Minister Thomas N Hudson, Steve “Gerbilhead” Frank and Deborah Jackson? Not a whole lot other than the word Republican.

None of them attempted to derail the Charter of the CIR in the Volunteer Committee. They attempted deceptive tactics on the floor designed to confuse delegates. These included a motion to oppose, a motion to table, a motion to extend debate and a motion to end debate on the motion to extend debate. This confusion almost succeeded in delaying the inevitable charter of the CIR.

Last I checked, deception is not a Conservative value. Both Steve Frank and Thomas N Hudson are irrelevant and are widely disdained within the CRP and their opposition likely solidified support for the CIR’s Charter on the Floor. Both of them are relics of the past when do as I say, not as I do Conservatives were in positions of influence within the CRP.

I am sure Deborah Jackson had some important points to make as she was also the lone no vote against re-electing Jim Brulte CRP Chairman and Re-Electing Deborah Wilder CRP Secretary. She never got a chance to enlighten the delegates as debate was truncated in the Hudson-Gerbilhead induced confusion.

Not to be ignored was Baron Night who leveled a personal attack from the CRP floor earning a rebuke from the Party Chairman. It is nice to know that the CRA will be the CRA, ever placing personalities over principles.

It is indeed True that the Moderates are in charge of the CAGOP. They are in charge for a variety of reasons, understanding unity far better than conservatives, understanding personal consistency far better than conservatives, understand the concept of winning elections and lastly the conflict avoidance of a generation of conservative leaders within the CAGOP structure that created a leadership vacuum.

The bottom line, the moderates said, these are the rules. (Ironically that were created under the tenure of Fleischman / Schroeder specifically to make chartering the Log Cabin Group impossible) Then a group of Conservatives followed the rules. The moderates said, yes, you followed the rules and are eligible for a charter. Then a group of conservatives said, no we don’t want them to get a charter.

Got it? This is what happened courtesy of Thomas N Hudson, Gerbilhead and others. The CIR was chartered overwhelmingly.

They can go debate and pass meaningless resolutions. The CIR is going to go win some elections.

Thank you to the CAGOP establishment, most of whom are to the left of the CIR, for chartering our organization. Thank you to the Conservatives within the Tea Party Caucus and the CRA that did not follow their misguided leadership, but supported us as well.

Feb 222017
 

Ricardo Lara – who would be a great tin-horn dictator in a third world country has introduced SB562, to create single-payer health insurance in California. This is in response to their deep fears of Donald Trump and his evil plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. The real nexus? Government Control and Health Insurance for illegal aliens.

In 2015, Brown signed into law the senator’s Health4All Kids bill, which allocates almost $280 million in the coming fiscal year to cover health care costs for 185,000 undocumented California children up to age 18.

Last year, Brown also signed a Lara bill that would have allowed undocumented Californians to buy insurance through Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange, regardless of their immigration status. The legislation would have cost taxpayers little or nothing because the undocumented wouldn’t have been entitled to any government subsidies, and the state filed for a federal waiver under the Affordable Care Act seeking to implement it. But last month, after it was delayed by the Trump administration, Lara withdrew the waiver request.

Lara who is on a roll this cycle also introduced SB29, which basically prevents law enforcement from using independent contractors to help them deal with illegal aliens. And it gets better, if you actually do detail illegal aliens, your records are immediately subject to FOIA requests. This means internal communication (similar to what Obama holdovers are leaking to the press in real time), investigation files and other things law enforcement use to gain advantage in prosecution are now public record. Nice, huh?

SB1 is the $5 Billion Gas Tax Hike. Please also note that the car tax is going up $65 a piece and the mileage tax is in the “study phase” thanks in no small part to State Senator Ted Gaines, a “Republican” who voted yes on the bill to establish the study of the mileage tax. Note that our roads are a mess and the current tax money goes in to the general fund so people like Ricardo Lara can spend it on welfare (and single payer healthcare).

IF you think the Gas Tax will be replaced by the mileage tax, you are insane. The Mileage Tax will be in addition to.

Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez introduced AB250 which is taxpayer subsidized trips to the beach for poor people. Yup, the state is in the hole $100+ Billion with Dams breaking and washed out roads everywhere and the priority is beach trips for the poor.

SB6 and AB3 – both bills would provide taxpayer funded legal assistance for illegal aliens in California to fight against ICE deporting them. Apparently, the psychos in the dem leadership in CA forgot that immigration policy is set by the federal government and neither law would stand up in court. (except maybe in the 9th circus)

In addition to Lara’s bill to expose law enforcement to unlimited civil liability for dealing with illegal aliens, Lara introduced to more bills. One is aimed at preventing construction of the border wall and the other is aimed at preventing a Muslim database. (Which does not exist)

SB179 is the Transgender change-your-drivers-license bill. Apparently, it is just too difficult to change all your legal documents to reflect how you feel about your genitalia as it is in its’ current state. According to Sen. Weiner, (one of the authors) “Our trans brothers and sisters are under attack in far too many parts of this country and this world.” I guess boys in the girl’s locker room is now a civil right. Note – Weiner is the guy’s actual last name.

SB2 – a tax increase on Commercial Real Estate and Rental Properties to pay for low-income housing. Like all of these bills, the money goes in to the general fund and may not be spent on its’ intended purpose (similar to gas taxes and infrastructure funds).

Lest you think bad bills are limited to democrats. Here is one with far less earth-shattering impact: Janet Nguyen wants to make campaign finance filings instantly available under FOIA. This would be especially helpful if you had the ability to go an intimidate donors and/or publicly humiliate Independent Expenditure Funders. This is SB529  It wpudl also give advantage in a campaign to the better funded candidate as the intimidation of donors has an increased effect when their is a perception of one winning versus another.

I am sure I will have an update because the democrats can’t help themselves.

Feb 202017
 

Unless you have been living under a rock, you’ve seen the media celebrating taking General Michael Flynn out. It is likely and will be confirmed pending an investigation that Obama holdovers in the intelligence services leaked PARTS, not the whole tape of Mr. Flynn talking to Russian officials long before Trump was inaugurated.

One after the other, the media breathlessly reported that this is a scandal. Well, it is petering out. The clear nexus is that the media and the democrats are going to play the “Russia did it” card in order to de-legitimize Donald Trump’s election. The democrats are still thunderstruck over their loss. They need someone to blame – their willing lackeys in the media are doing their bidding and have completely abandoned any pretense of Journalism.

Trump, for his part started lighting up to media from the opening bell, including forcefully ripping in to them repeatedly.

Trump referenced how his calls with Mexico and Australia were basically leaked in real time. Within hours of each call the media were breathlessly reporting the misleading excerpts of it. Both times, the lie about Trump threatening them both was quickly debunked.

The ending of this Michael Flynn saga ultimately will lead to the exposure of all the Obama holdovers that have been leaking the phone transcripts to their willing lackeys in the media.

Click here to watch the entire press conference. Trump made it clear that the Justice Department will be investigating the leaks and hunting them down. He also unloaded on a few specific outlets by name.

Note that some media outlets are reporting that Obama himself may be coordinating the leaks and the Organizing for Action Riots that are occurring. There is indeed a connection. The NY Post blasted Obama as well.

In Spite of unprecedented Democrat Obstruction of his cabinet, Donald Trump is plowing forward with his agenda.

Just today – budget Hawk Mick Mulvaney was confirmed. This despite a dedicated and determined drill by Senate Democrats against him. This is the office of management and budget post.

Trump announced Alex Acosta as the new Pick for Secretary of Labor. This immediately sent the democrats in to a tailspin again as he has been confirmed by the Senate three times in the past, once for a Cabinet position. Acosta is a Conservative former law clerk for Samuel Alito and the a US Attorney from South Florida. They hardly had time to celebrate “Getting” Andrew Pudzer.

Trump EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt advanced to a final vote on a 54-46 procedural vote with Two Democrat Senators breaking ranks, Joe Manchin (D -WV t+42% in 2016) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND T+40% in 2016). Charles Schumer has exerted almost stalinistic control of his caucus in a nearly psychotic rampage 100% about trying to throttle Trump’s agenda.

Mr. Trump also announced that one of the main financiers of the #NEVERTRUMP movement was at the White House for a meeting and is now part of the team. (Billionaire Paul Singer)

He referenced several plants being retained by American companies versus going overseas. In addition, he highlighted several specific examples of companies that have decided to re-invest in America. Ford, Fiat, GM, Intel and Wal-Mart led the list of specific mentions…

He spoke directly about a re-do of the so-called Travel Ban executive order. This was a contest to a lot of fake news that he was going to drop the case that is headed to the Supreme Court. He indicated that he was going to re-write the order(s) as well as continuing the court case. This flies in the face of the obama organized protests / riots going on in various places in America.

He lit up Obama repeatedly on foreign policy indicating that he inherited a Mess from Obama.

He specifically said he was going to rebuild the military.

In addition, he specifically stated that his replacement to Obamacare would be coming out in Early March. This as former Obamacare sellouts (aka the Aetna CEO) are now calling its’ collapse eminent.

Hi indicated that his Tax Reform Plan is also coming out in March and is being negotiated.

He highlighted withdrawing from the Trans Pacific Partnership, he highlighted streamlining permitting processes (a sacred cow of the left bureaucracy is massive red tape), a moratorium on new regulations (along with a massive effort to can all of Obama’s lasts minute narcissistic rage regulations), a hiring freeze for the government, the new rule about how you must withdraw 2 regulations for every new one issued, a violent crime task force, a drug interdiction task force, significant border security measures (aka the wall and ending catch and release), deporting criminal aliens, hammering sanctuary cities, a new department in the department of homeland security for victims of crimes by illegal aliens, “extreme vetting” of immigrants / refugees, constructing the Keystone Pipeline and Dakota Access Pipelines, tasking his approved cabinet members with negotiating new trade deals for America, and he referenced Neil Gorsuch as a promise kept to America.

He indicated “Some Very Big Things are Coming Next Week”… can’t wait to see them.

The key takeaway from today’s press conference, he served notice on the media that he is 100% aware of their efforts and the efforts of others to sabotage his presidency. He put them all on notice – if you track the riots/demonstrations, they all have a central nexus, protect Obama’s legacy of failure. (Obamacare, forced muslim immigration and regulatory assassination of our economy) – you’d have to be a delusional idiot to miss the deeper meaning of Trump’s words. I am pretty sure that the Media will.

P.S. This week Trump started signing legislation – two first two bills of a package of repeals of insane Obama-Era Regulations. One torching a job killing alleged transparency bill designed to hamstring energy companies and another regulation that was decimating the coal industry.

Feb 202017
 
I recently had dinner with a member of the State Assembly. I was told that the Mileage Tax (that was supported by none other than Ted Gaines) is going to become a reality. I was also told that the VLF increase of $65 is a done deal. A gas tax hike is a done deal.

Splitting Commercial Property and jacking the property taxes looks likely to pass as well. (This is the “Split-Roll” thing people have talked about for years)

There is a so-called “Snack Tax” that is also up for consideration.

If you were not sick enough – I had a friend send me some info:

SB-18, the Nanny State on Acid Bill. This Bill is so broad and so poorly written on purpose that it literally puts the School System and the State of CA in front of parent’s rights for good. Gun groups even believe that this law could be used to steal children from their parents over Gun Ownership.

Senator Richard Pan, who is the author of SB-18 is on a roll after his forced vaccination bill passed last year. It is my belief that Richard Pan has gone insane and would make a great despot of a small Asian Country.

Pan is also a doctor and as such, believes that Doctors should have little or no oversight and unlimited power over our lives. Not only does SB-18 empower the state, but it also gives doctors even more power to intervene in parenting as well.

So Pan decided to go postal this session:

SB-426, which expands the government’s role in home visits. It has nebulous definitions of what “At-Risk Families” are. AS in, bibles and guns could be included. It also controls more of county budgets (that are already 90% controlled by the state). How does he intend for Government to exert the control? Either do what we say or lose the funding.

SB-487 which strips hospitals of oversight of doctors. It makes it much more difficult for bad doctors to get convicted of a crime related to their surgical practices.

SB-481 allows a doctor to make care decisions for senior patients when there is no health care directive in place or a responsible party available. So, if you have a loved one in a care facility, you had better have an estate plan, and a care directive in place or the doctor in the facility could euthanize them. The bill literally gives a doctor the unilateral ability to declare a patient unfit. This is amazing and is an extension of the Physician Assisted Suicide Bill.

I am wondering if calling Senator Richard Pan, Richard Mengele is more appropriate.

SB-808 gives School Districts complete veto power over Charter Schools. Senator Tony Mendoza is a whore of the Teacher’s Union, so it stands to reason that he’d pay off his master with this gem.

This bill would repeal those provisions authorizing a county board of education or the state board to approve a petition to establish a charter school and would specify that, on and after January 1, 2018, a petition to establish a charter school may not be approved by a county board of education or the state board and may be submitted only to the school district the boundaries within which the charter school would be located. The bill would provide that charter schools operating under a charter approved by a county board of education or the state board may continue to operate under those charters only until the date on which the charter is required to be renewed.

It is my understanding that the John Adams Academy and the Western Sierra Collegiate Academy were both chartered by the Placer County Office of Education. They can both kiss their charters good bye if this passes unless the underlying school boards have had a change of heart.

The bottom line with SB 808 is that it empowers the Teacher’s Unions to spend millions electing their lackeys in to school districts so they can choke off and kill competition.

Existing School Boards with Union Majorities will be able to eliminate Charter Schools wholesale WITH NO RECOURSE FOR THE CHARTER SCHOOL after 1/1/2018.

Gotta love these democrats. Authoritarian to their core.

The last bill I am highlighting is a garden variety Welfare State Bill. This is the latest in a 20 year string of democrat voter recruiting bills that have California harboring 38% of the Welfare Cases in the nation (and rising).

AB-992 Joaquin Arambula – you will now be able to get FREE DIAPERS to go along with your Obamaphone, free health insurance, welfare checks, food stamps, free car… you get my gist.

I remember Joaquin’s dad, Juan Arambula. Juan is part of a near dead breed, a true moderate / conservative democrat. Juan was so disgusted with how far left the dem party in CA had gone, he re-registered Independent and quit the legislature several years ago. Apparently, Joaquin is living off of his last name and little more. (Where have I seen a member of the Assembly with no qualifications other than a last name before?)

BONUS – Extreme Left Wing Militant Homosexual Activist Christian Hating Ricardo Lara has introduced Single Payer Health Insurance in California as a reaction to the deep deep fear the denizens of the welfare state have over repeal and replacement of Obamacare. The state is $100B or more in the hole, but who cares! Ricardo Lara and Richard Pan had they been alive 90 years ago would have been goose-stepping in Moscow or Berlin.

I am wondering why the hell I still live in California.

Feb 122017
 
Gallup – the granddaddy of US polling says it all. 84% of Americans see Trump as Legitimate. This includes 76% of Clinton Voters.

So who is rioting? Why do they seem to migrate from protest to protest? It is a clear fringe of society, 24% of 48% of the electorate.

As I have written previously, the left knows that they have willing accomplices in the American Media (witness the 5 blogs about fake news in just the last week alone) and as such, they are staging events for the Camera Eye. The internet allows the right to quickly debunk outright lies being propagated by the left and the media – but in the case of the #muslimban which is not a muslim ban, the Media deception machine still works.

The left has overplayed their hand. They are unable to tell the truth about their opposition to Trump’s policies, so let me spell it out:

  1. Immigration. The left sees immigrants as welfare recipients and as a result democrat voters.
  2. Trade. The left wants lopsidedly anti-american trade deals in order to weaken America globally. America’s very existence is an anathema to global socialism.
  3. Tax Reform. The left wants regressive taxation to keep people poor and dependent on government. A more prosperous people get more conservative.
  4. Jobs. The left prefer insane regulation and outsourcing to economic prosperity. A more prosperous people get more conservative.
  5. Religious Freedom. The left hate Christian Values, because they are an anathema to the platform of the democrat party.
  6. Gun Rights. The left oppose them as guns = power to the people, not government.

The deceptions used in order to avoid telling the truth?:

  1. If you want any sort of control or immigration enforcement, you are a racist.
  2. If you think government regulation has gone too far, you hate the environment.
  3. If you are pro-life, you hate women
  4. If you want to reform welfare, you hate black people
  5. If you want tax reform, then you support tax cuts for the rich. (Marxist class warfare argument)
  6. If you support religious freedom, then you hate LGBTQ
  7. if you support Gun Rights, then you support more crime

Get it? De-humanize your opponents. Once you strip your opponents of their humanity, then you can justify anything. This would include riots, destroying property, threats (internet or otherwise), censorship (a la facebook, twitter, etc), lying in place of news stories, and in extreme cases imprisonment, torture and mass murder. (See Also Mao Tse Tung, Josef Stalin, etc.)

The American left know that a unified America is a Conservative America. The American left know that a Christian America would cause the influence of Judeo-Christian morality to increase at the expense of the welfare state.

Look at what the left is freaked out over:

A riot/march called the women’s march was hosted by a Muslim Woman with ties to Hamas. So, it is clear that the left has thrown in with Islam (radical and otherwise). It is also clear that Abortion is an issue that democrats will ironically fight to the death over as they have successfully pedaled a lie that Abortion is Women’s rights. Unfortunately for them – even biased polling shows they are finally losing the effectiveness of that lie. Marist was consistently favorable to Democrats in their 2016 polling. 54-57% of White Women voted for Trump, this fact apparently has terrified democrats to the point of the disgusting spectacle of Women marching in costumes dummied up to look like female genitalia. (That ironically is mutilated in 80% of the cases of Muslim women worldwide)

They have bet almost all of their political capitol on the #Muslimban lie. This shows that the race card and the demagoguery of splitting people along racial lines is a key cornerstone to their future relevance. They are losing that battle too, 66% of Americans agree with Banning Muslim Immigration and majorities across the board in polling data favor stricter enforcement of immigration laws. Exit polls show that across the board, Donald Trump did better than Mitt Romney with all demographic groups, this despite my firsthand knowledge of democrats telling Mexicans they will get deported if Trump wins. (Note that ICE is indeed doing raids, and are deporting convicted felons that Obama’s illegal executive order in 2013 allowed to stay – this is quite different than the lie that people with green cards and/or citizens would be deported)

The democrats have turned the confirmation of Trump’s Cabinet appointments in to a historically slow partisan dog and pony show. This is for two reasons: 1. They have a deep, inner need to “get trump” somewhere, just to stop something he is doing. The second reason dovetails with my above list.

They smeared Tom Price – ironically, one of the club because they want to keep Obama’s disastrous socialized medicine program in force. Rather than be honest, they smeared the Congressman with unrelated issues.

They smeared Betsy DeVos because she supports School Choice. She will help break the stranglehold Public Employee Unions have over brainwashing our children.

They smeared Senator Jeff Sessions with the race card, going all out to stop him, because they know that their advances of the 8 years under Obama were due to his refusal to enforce existing laws and the enforcement thereof will reverse it.

They smeared Rex Tillerson because he is such a departure from John Kerry and Hillary Clinton that his success will make them look bad.

Donald Trump is literally attacking the foundation of liberalism:

  1. Creating Prosperity and Jobs – People get more conservative as they get further away from dependence on government
  2. Promoting liberty and freedom – this comes at the expense of government control
  3. Promoting religious freedom – People of Faith are by definition more conservative
  4. Promoting a national identity – returning to a unified melting pot versus a hyphenated separated society.
  5. Promoting competitive and dynamic education – instead of liberal one-size-fits-all outcome-based education
  6. America First – a strong America will cause other countries under brutal dictatorships to lose influence globally

The left is boxed in. They will be forced to protest and riot because their playbook has worn that thin. Their latest stunt of Blocking Education Secretary DeVos from a Washington D.C. School seems to have finally gotten the attention of some of the smart people within their ranks.

The left is boxed in. They will be forced to lie and smear their opponents because a divided America is their only hope for success. The Media will never discuss this, but as I was watching the tapes of the coverage on election night, at those moments it dawned on most of them what had happened. Their egos and personal biases took over quickly and they returned to their bubbles.

I will conclude by saying that I believe the leaders of the left understand everything I have written. I am just not sure if they can do anything about it other than what they have been doing that seems to no longer be working. It was my opinion that both Bushes hurt the GOP because of their failure to lead. Watching Donald Trump lead and watching carefully what he is doing shows me that a strong conservative leader transcends years of societal programming.

How sweet it is.

Feb 082017
 

Apparently, Roger Hernandez did a little more than chase tail and drink alcoholically. He had enablers in Assembly leadership that covered for his bad behavior.

It would appear that Sexual Harassment training only applies selectively. Such is the world of the democrat party. Attack female nominees you dislike, support a religion that mutilates women and stones them to death for refusing sex and of course call someone you disagree with on the floor of government a whore.

This is the democrat party of 2017 in America and they wonder why they lose elections?

Feb 032017
 

The Media is on the ropes and they know it. For the first time since Ronald Reagan, they have not been able to lie and have it stick. One of the major reasons Donald Trump got traction and ultimately led a movement was the underlying anger over the repeated lies.

One of the tenants of the 1990’s era playbook of the Democrats was to lie about something until it becomes real. See also the “Muslim Ban” it is not a ban, and it is not unpopular either. Even grotesquely biased pubic polls reveal that a Ban (if it was one) would have majority support. Heck, Kuwait followed suit with a “BAN” of their own!

This is underscored by another Terrorist attack in France just hours before my writing of this blog.

Make America Safe Again. This is something the democrats know is a loser for them and they will fight it to their demise.

We are back to 2000 all over again where what was good for America was bad for them. Problem – Donald Trump is not going to back down like G W Bush did. Trump will respond to his critics and will not allow media lies and the lies of the left to get legs.

Predictably – the left is wearing out the race card.

They ran a Fake News story about the SCOTUS Pick Neil Gorsuch starting and running a fascist club at his high school. This lie took several hours to debunk and the media whores and social media whores reported on it breathlessly.

The Media is attempting to force home their fake image of Trump being a bully and a demagogue. Witness their accusation that Trump threatened war with Mexico and that he hung up on the Australian PM over an immigrant deal Obama made as he was on his narcissist rage in the last two months in office.

Mexican PM Nieto lit the Media up for lying.

Trump took to twitter once again to tell his side of the story and as I type this administration officials are en route to Australia.

The Trump admin also drew out ABC News with a leak of their own. ABC news bit, playing the homophobia card. The scary part about this is that the left sees anything defending religious freedom as anti LGBT. Let that sink in.

This is another tenant of the 1990’s era playbook. Divide. The liberals know 100% that they can’t win in a unified America.

The media also lied over Israeli Settlements trying to make it look like Trump Backed off and agreed with Obama’s anti-Israel sentiments. No, he did not. They lied again .

What Trump’s letter does, in effect, is return the United States to the status quo ante before the Obama administration—specifically, to the policy outlined in a letter sent from George W. Bush to Ariel Sharon in 2004.

The Media and the left were hoping beyond hope that they could slow down or derail the blizzard of Trump. No.

Their #TRUMPERTANTRUMS resulted in GOP Committee Chairs in the US Senate suspending the rules in order to advance nominees as the democrats were left to boycotting votes in order to act out on their rage over being in the minority. Remember, the same media that has been lying in epic proportions told everyone that the Democrats would win control of the US Senate (in addition to Hillary Clinton winning). The violation they feel must be extreme.

Trump is already bringing Jobs back to America and has been systematically gutting the deliberate economy-killing regulations and edicts of Barack Hussein Obama.

Oil Drilling and Oil Pipelines are Back.

Wall Street Journal Headlines just this morning:

Trump Plans to Undo Dodd-Frank Law, Fiduciary Rule

President Donald Trump on Friday plans to sign an executive action to scale back the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial-overhaul law, in a sweeping plan to dismantle much of the regulatory system put in place after the financial crisis.

Mr. Trump also plans another executive action aimed at rolling back a controversial regulation scheduled to take effect in April that critics have said would upend the retirement-account advisory business.

Dodd-Frank was a left-wing overreach to the Mortgage Crisis and the Obama admin attempted to regulate Investment advisers out of business, focusing on their compensation instead of real issues.

U.S. Adds Better-Than-Expected 227,000 Jobs

U.S. employers hired briskly in January and more Americans joined the workforce, suggesting the labor market still has room to grow after years of expansion. Jobs outside of farms increased a seasonally adjusted 227,000 last month, the best gain since September, the Labor Department said.

Meanwhile, an increase in the share of Americans working or actively seeking work caused the unemployment rate to rise to 4.8% from 4.7% a month earlier. Economists predicted a gain of 174,000 jobs and a 4.7% jobless rate. The report also offered signs the labor market may not be as tight as thought. Wages, for example, rose only modestly after signs of a pickup last year, with the average hourly earnings of private-sector workers climbing 0.12% from the prior month.

The Obama admin was cooking the unemployment books – they excluded workers who had given up trying to find jobs from the calculation. This is why the unemployment numbers will increase despite the growth in Jobs.

The democrats will try to oppose or muck up all of this.

Trump is also well on his way to implementing his immigration reform agenda, despite the paid riots and the all-out lie barrage.

The Wall will be built. The democrats will play the race card and try to stop it and will wonder why the race card is not working.

The Border Patrol was able to get rid of an Obama political appointee as their head and replace him with one of their own.

I missed a lot of stuff here – but this is the Blizzard of Trump. Sit back and watch in awe as he checks off his to-do list with the Media and the Left kicking and screaming as they are powerless to do anything about it.

Feb 022017
 

Scam, a pretty strong word. What else would you say about an organization that has tried initiatives and referenda several times and failed to qualify any of them?

SB48? The Capitol Resource Institute did not even file a campaign finance report. This is my opinion was done to avoid having to deal with an FPPC complaint as much as it had to do with the complete failure of the effort.

AB1266? Raised lots of money, did not even come close. Here is a post about the FPPC Complaint. Here is part 1 of an expose I did about the fraud that was the AB1266 effort and part 2 of said effort.

To this day, there has been limited, if any accounting for the money raised.

To this day, volunteers involved with both efforts are still surprised at how it seemed the staff of CRI did not care about petitions coming in or their accuracy.

Of course the Coup D’ Etat was the $120,000+ that they pilfered from the Proposition 8 effort.

If the Capitol Resource Institute is consistent with their pattern – you can make bank that their current effort against SB18 is a fundraiser and will die like the rest.

Please don’t think that I write this willy-nilly. I’ve been threatened and an organization I was an officer of at the time was actually sued by their founder twice. The Capitol Resource Institute on the surface is a Conservative Values Group, but beneath the surface, my 15 years of dealing with their employees / directors shows them to be a fraud.

Jan 232017
 

Will Thomas N Hudson roll for another Term as CRA President or not?

This is the question swirling around the CRA political toilet bowl. Or, will Tim Thiesen smoke him?

Your intrepid blogger has received information that Mr. Hudson has spoken to several people looking for a delegate appointment to the CA GOP. He has told people that his Term as the CRA’s Pol Pot Bellied Information Minister is coming to a late-term abortion in March. This means his automatic appointment to the CA GOP would self-immolate similar to a suicide bomber.

Why would Tom Hudson be rolling to the ends of the earth for a delegate appointment? Is he tired of being king of a leper colony? Does he know he is going to lose re-election? Or, is it something more complicated and related to his current deteriorating life circumstances?

It gets worse, the Chief Bathroom Boy of the CRA, Mark Gardner whose chicken s–t complaint over an email led to our ouster from the CRA has seen his third wife leave him, divorce him and now he is talking openly that he is not long for Fresno. Hopefully, Gardner finds his way to a nerd colony where he can live out his golden years with people as socially retarded as he is.

As written previously on this Blog, Carl Brickey, another long-time CRA officer has become a pariah in political circles as a result of consistently poor performance working on campaigns and his inability to play well with others.

CRA Executive Vice President Craig Alexander, another self-righteous warrior against his own cause, resigned from the CRA’s Board of Directors after losing a pissing match – and still has not been replaced. Is this because Thomas N Hudson knows that he lacks the board votes to install his own person, or has the brain drain from the CRA finally been so severe that the zoo is empty?

Another of the leaders of the effort to oust George and I from the CRA, Wendy Albright, fresh off of a $10,000 fine from the FPPC for being a screw up… is now a resident of Arizona.

Lastly, fresh, juicy information that your intrepid blogger has confirmed from inside sources indicates that the CRA’s Black Widow, Alice Khosravy (who was behind splitting the leadership of the CRA up and playing them off against each other), is moving out of California as well! I am sure the Republican activists of Santa Clarita will be celebrating.

Pictured here is a copy of a mailer for the City Council Campaign of Bob Kellar and Cameron Smythe for Santa Clarita City Council. Previously we in Placer had helped the CRA unit in Santa Clarita (which was later exposed as a colossal fraud) run mail against these guys. The council-member that the CRA had helped elect 8 years ago was unseated by Mr. Smythe. You will see that the CIR endorsement is featured prominently.

So – the two coup leaders from Santa Clarita who led the effort to oust George and I from the CRA to cover up their fraud are both out of California (or soon to be out of California). And, worse, their council candidate Tim BenBoydston was unseated.

I have written sparingly about the CRA as these things usually take care of themselves. The other leader of the Coup, Tim Thiesen is in Fresno, where ironically the CRA Convention is being held. Will the CRA Convention turn a profit? Or will the CRA lose its’ tail?

The CRA lists 51 units on its’ website. I know firsthand that 18 of them are defunct and at least that many more do not meet and may have less than 10 members each. In my estimation, the entire state organization has about 900-1000 members. (85 of whom are on their board of directors)

It is no secret that Mark Gardner (who is still in the Fresno area for the moment) and Tim Thiesen do not like Thomas N Hudson. Is one of them running against him or have they found a sock puppet? With the Black Widow leaving the state, how much faster will the CRA Implode?

How do people in the CA GOP at large see the CRA? Is the CRA still relevant? Should I even bother writing blogs about the CRA anymore?

These are questions your intrepid blogger will find answers to at the political buffet line of disaster.

Jan 082017
 

The Placer GOP is a microcosm of what is going on in the State GOP.

ON Wednesday, the Placer GOP will meet to organize. This includes electing officers.

It is not clear who is going to win. This is a sad irony as in 2012, 100K+ was spent on Mail and Slate Mail Cards attempting to influence the outcome of the election. In 2012, the Tea Party were supported by the consultants and donors over then members of the CRA. In 2016, the Tea Party were largely passed over by the Donors/Consultants in favor of Staffers and a collection of local moderates and country-clubbers.  As a result, there has been paralysis within the Placer GOP since the jihad against the Andy Pugno supporters from 2012 was launched.

Those of us that supported Andy Pugno have been vindicated as the Tea Partiers have turned on their masters because they (even though they have been extremely slow on the uptake) have learned the truth about the Gaines who we rebelled against in 2011. In 2012, Myself and others were punished by the Consultant Oligarchy for not supporting the incumbents.

Today’s Placer GOP fight pits a team of pseudo-conservative malconents, and real conservative activists against a coalition of Legislative Staff, Country-Clubbers and Moderates. It is amazing as the good people on the opposition side are not the leaders of it.

This sort of bizarre dynamic is playing out all over the State. Placer is an exception to the rule as the CRA’s Pol-Pot Bellied Information Minister, the Neurotic Former Placer GOP Chairman and the former Police Detective are actually organized and have a group with regular meetings. This is an amazing accomplishment that I give a non-sarcastic hat-tip to as most groups of conservatives devolve in to pseudo-ideological battles for superiority of purity. California has dozens, if not hundreds of tea party and Conservative Splinter Groups. The Conservative side is not organized as a rule and this is one of the reasons that the Moderates / Consultant Oligarchy control everything (such as it is) in the CAGOP.

There are about 4 moderate groups and one oligarchy of Consultants surrounding one mega-donor Charles Munger.

In 2016, Mr. Munger paid a who’s who of Republican Consultants, many of whom have lost a ton of races in recent years, a ton of money to influence the results of safe-seat primaries and county party elections. Mr. Munger also spent money attempting to save liberal Republican David Hadley, who was defeated. He spent heavily on another moderate, Ling-Ling Chang for State Senate who was defeated by 3,000 votes. There were others, as well.

Amazingly, locally, they spent about $200k on Bill Halldin before coming to the conclusion that Halldin was not going to beat Kevin Kiley. But they spent over $300k attacking Andy Pugno.

Without belaboring the effectiveness of the mail (or lack thereof), etc. that these consultants were paid thousands to run, let’s take a look at the numbers (which are my estimations):

Appx $1.7 Million spent on County Party Races. They mailed in to counties from Shasta all the way to San Diego. The targets were long time known Conservative Activists in many places. In other places, the targets were people that the consultant oligarchy had a personal beef with. I am not sure if Mr. Munger was fully aware of the second nexus when he wrote the checks. The beneficiaries in all cases were the moderates, country clubbers and conservatives seen most likely to align with the interests of the consultant oligarchy.

Appx $500k was spent putting a string of Republican Candidates on the ballot in hopeless districts. Each of these will get 1-5 Convention Delegates to the State Party. In some cases, slate mail cards were purchased.

The above two expenditures are the reason why I estimate that the Consultant Oligarchy has direct control of half the delegates to the CAGOP and has sway over another 25%.

Appx $6 Million was spent on an array of legislative races. AD12 saw Mr. Munger invest heavily defeating stalwart Conservative Ken Vogel in favor of the socially liberal Heath Flora. AD12 is one of a handful of safe Republican Assembly seats. I also mentioned three other races that saw significant expenditures – there were others.

To the best of my knowledge, there were few, if any other significant independent efforts on behalf of Republicans by other groups (other than CREPAC). It could be said that Charles Munger is about the only game in town for Republicans looking to do independent (or benefit from) expenditures. The usual suspects participated with Munger on a much smaller scale.

Everyone has a theory for why the CAGOP has gone in to the toilet. Let me summarize the most popular:

  1. Pro-Life is a loser
  2. Yes on Prop 8 is a loser
  3. Prop 187 (the English Only thing) from 24 years ago stil haunts the GOP
  4. Failure to do minority outreach

But the one you never hear is about the shrinking oligarchy that has systematically centralized control over candidate recruitment, finance and the day to day operations of the party itself. The California Republican Party has become the Consultant Party, not the Activist Party.

The problem is, when so many of the activists are flawed, contemptible, personally corrupt people – can you blame those with Money for spending a ton of it trying to keep them out? Their unstable behavior certainly makes those seeking to buy control of everything have a much easier time justifying why.

Welcome to the Placer GOP Cent Com fight. The leaders of the opposition – who I agree with on the issues of the day (even though at least two of them were not Trump Supporters) are people I neither trust nor respect.

In Ohio, just yesterday, the John Kasich team was swept out of power by the Trump supporters. In the prior election, Trump decimated the democrats from top to bottom in Ohio. In California, many on the Conservative side and liberal side missed the Trump Train completely. In fact, the new CAGOP Vice Chair was a nevertrumper, a former CAGOP Chair was the leader of it in California and still another Conservative Blogger/Consultant from Orange County admitted in his recent post advocating for people to unify behind Trump that he did his part to help Trump lose California by 4.28 Million Votes! (He also lost his seat on the OCGOP courtesy of the effort led by the Consultant Oligarchy)

California is Special. We seem to be immune from what other states are learning and figuring out. Ohio and Iowa don’t look to be so swingy any more, they look light red. Wisconsin has gone GOP top to bottom because of strong leadership with a clear vision…

… I believe Jim Brulte has a vision. I support his re-election as State Chair. But, beyond him where is it?

I am not sure if Kristen Olsen the newly appointed CAGOP Vice-Chair has such a vision as she was virulently Anti-Trump.

I take note that Anti-Trump David Hadley was unseated. Anti-Trump Scott Jones lost a Congressional Race he should have won. Jeff Denham and David Valadao – who were hammered by the dems over trump – never publicly bailed on trump and both survived.

Has Kristen Olsen figured this dynamic out yet? Has the consultant oligarchy figured this out yet?

What are any of the aforementioned going to do to invigorate the party? Or is it simply about control as I am of the belief that it is.

And back again to the Placer GOP. The three “conservative leaders” also fail both of the above tests. They lack vision, but crave control. However, the actions of the Consultant Oligarchy have basically justified their behavior, reinforcing the concept of the donors and party insiders taking over everything. What a great circle. The Consultants taking control of everything and the Activists fighting against it, causing the consultants to use their insane, unstable behavior as a justification to spend more money.

AS I wrote at the beginning, I have no idea who will win the leadership war in Placer. I am publicly supporting the “establishment guy” Dennis Revell.

What I can tell you  with certainty is this. If the opposition wins, there will be no money for the Placer GOP, because these so-called fiscal conservatives are deign to put their own money behind their activism (even though in my estimation, both Ken Campbell and Thomas N Hudson are multi-millionaires). If Mr. Revell and company win, will the Consultant Oligarchy abandon him once again as they did in 2012 when he was first elected?

You know what I think the answer is. Look at California – if it was not for Jim Brulte, the CAGOP would be dead. And, ironically, if it was not for millions spent registering voters by Charles Munger, the state GOP would already be at 20%.