Dec 122017
 

Did you know that Travis Allen is Pro-Choice? Yet his minions would have you believe that John Cox is a “RINO” part of the GOP Establishment. Yes, the same John Cox that was on Jack Kemp’s steering committee. (Most of Travis’ supporters will need to google Jack Kemp to realize that he was Ronald Reagan’s Conscience who kept Reagan Conservative)

Mr. Allen has a pattern of activity that will tell the truth about how opportunistic he is. Mr. Allen’s sudden turn to the right started in about 2015 when it became clear he needed to reinvent himself from the man who had several prominent liberal GOP Donors on speed Dial in order to mount a campaign statewide as a Republican.

If you are a social liberal, with rare exception, you are also very likely to be susceptible to government expanding tax increases. The democrats never go after Conservatives for the few votes they need to pass major legislation. This is a key theme to remember as Travis Allen’s supporters are already equivocating and trying preemptively to defend his record against the scrutiny they know is coming.

There is a second issue as it pertains to the Two Travis Allen’s you will get to know. Which one will govern? Will it be the moderate that got elected in 2012 or will it be the Conservative he is claiming to be in 2018? One thing has been a common theme for the duration: showing up late to events dressed in surfer gear when the rest of the candidates are early or on time dressed in Suits and Ties. (This recurred at a recent candidates forum in San Diego featuring all the democrats and Republicans polling above 3%)

So why did the California Pro-Life Council endorse John Cox over the alleged Arch-Conservative Travis Allen?

According to California ProLife scorecards and voting records, the other Republican candidate for Governor, Travis Allen, has a record of supporting abortion, and has been unwilling to uphold the Republican Party plank on Life.

Wait a minute!? I thought Travis Allen’s core supporters were those I fought alongside with to stop the liburalz from gutting the California GOP Platform?

For a recent example – on 1/20/2016 the Assembly passed a resolution Honoring Infanticide Abortion.

On Tuesday, the resolution passed the Assembly by a vote of 53-22, with four Members not recording a vote. During the floor debate before the vote, Assembly Members Shannon Grove, Jim Patterson, Marie Waldron and James Gallagher each gave spirited interventions in opposition to the resolution. Republicans Catharine Baker, Ling Ling Chang, and Brian Maienschein broke with their party to vote in favor of the proposal, while three Republicans had no votes recorded (Travis Allen, Kristin Olsen and David Hadley). Not a single Democrat opposed the resolution.

So, Travis Allen was counted with #NEVERTRUMPERS Kristen Olsen and David Hadley hiding from the resolution. Meantime, conservative warriors like Shannon Grove and James Gallagher were on the floor fighting. This is what should concern every Travis Allen apologist out there.

In the 2013 political cycle, Travis Allen was rated 47% by California Pro-Life Council (lower than some democrats) and 60% in 2015. Last I checked, when an abortion happens, the baby is 100% dead, so I am not sure how 47% or 60% is anything to be proud of.

Travis Allen and his supporters are deign to point out that John Cox is from Illinois (former Cook County GOP Chairman), as Ronald Reagan and Pete Wilson were both from Illinois. FYI: George Deukmejian is from New York and Jerry Brown is the ONLY Gov in the last 50 years from CA. At the same time they conveniently ignore things that are public record, such as this gem from 2007. You see, long before Travis Allen donated to democrats or ran to the left of Troy Edgar to win election in 2012, John Cox was getting attacked for being a social conservative.

My favorite find from ontheissues is this one:

Born poor on Chicago’s South Side to a mother who was raped by a father who split shortly thereafter (he points to his very existence as the reason he’s adamantly against abortion), Cox is a self-made man.

Oh no, there goes all the narratives in a big fat wave of reality. I should be real with Team Travis and tell them it only took a few minutes of surfing to find out the truth. Perhaps Travis Allen would be better served returning to his liberal roots for the sake of honesty as no amount of memes and facebook posts can alter the proven record.

Dec 112017
 

Sheriff Stan Sniff campaigned on a reduction of Crime in Riverside County in 2014. It appears to have been a fluke, Sheriff Stan Sniff did not plan to fail, he failed to plan. For the period of January to June 2016, we have a disturbing story of a crime wave in Riverside County:

Crime data for the January-June period shows overall violent crime surging 14 percent within the agency’s jurisdiction.

The violent crime rate is factored using Part I crime data. Part I crimes are classified by the FBI as offenses that include murder, forcible rape, aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, auto theft and larceny.

The violent crime component focuses exclusively on murder, rape, robbery and assault.

According to the sheriff’s department, there were 27 homicides in the first half of this year in its patrol areas, compared to 14 during the same period in 2015 — a 93 percent jump. Looking only at unincorporated communities, the growth rate was an even 100 percent — 10 murders in the first six months of 2016, compared to five in the first half of 2015.

According to sheriff’s officials, the overall Part I crime rate edged up 4 percent from January to June.

Sheriff’s statistics showed that robberies spiked by 19 percent, while aggravated assaults grew by 11.4 percent and rapes by 1.5 percent.

More vehicle thefts and larcenies drove the property crime rate up roughly 3 percent year-over-year.

Sheriff Sniff has some explaining to do. I suppose he will blame the board of Supervisors. We know he has blamed the rank and file officers many times and wonders why they want him out of office.

Even as Sheriff Sniff was campaigning on lower crime, there was a harbinger of things to come from the 2013-2014 crime stats:

Figures released by the sheriff’s department show aggravated assaults rose from 1,610 incidents in 2013 to 1,759 in 2014.

What do we know for sure? Unused jail beds. Slow-rolling the opening of the jail. Fighting with the Board of Supervisors. Furloughs. Hiring Freezes (his choice, not the supervisors). Refusal to engage in creative, thoughtful solutions to keep more cops on the beat. Heck, the Sheriff won’t even cooperate with ICE when the criminals could get deported much less end up in Prison here in Riverside County!

In 2014, Sheriff Sniff Publicly promised 1.2 Deputies per 1,000 residents. Suffice to say, that is a campaign promise the good Sheriff has not come close to keeping (including these disastrous crime statistics..)

However, Sheriff Sniff does rake in $335K+ in total compensation, including taking a 20% pay raise while people were getting pink slips.

Dec 062017
 

So often, people, not just your intrepid blogger write about things they see coming and are completely ignored. It is easier to dismiss the source rather than deal with the brutal reality.

Some years ago, I had been told about Steve Davey and Dave Titus’ out of control sexual behavior by former staff. Ted Gaines did nothing, and Steve Davey was fired by the Assembly Rules committee, which we are now learning is an extremely rare feat, indeed. Many people dismissed the writings of this blog because of the demonstrated disdain for anything Gaines.

One could say that Steve Davey was a trailblazer, or the canary in the sexual coal mine of the Sacramento State Capitol. On January 30, 2016, Rightondaily reported that Steve Davey had been fired for numerous sexual harassment issues. Then on Feb 7, 2016, we posted part to of the disgusting saga of Steve Davey.

Democrat Assemblymember, Roger Hernandez represented the first legislator to fall due to sex issues, (sort of) he beat up his ex and his run for Congress was scuttled as a result. This followed his DUI.

Remember Democrat Senator Ben Huseo with a DUI? Democrat Senators Ron Calderon and Leland Yee getting serious Jail Time for Corruption? Roderick Wright got a slap on the wrist with a guilty verdict for lying about his residency. Link. Their corruption scandals preceded today’s Sexual Scandals.

With Hollywood Icon Harvey Weinstein falling in a public and spectaular way, the sexual scandal dam is breaking. We are finding out now that Weinstein was being protected for years by Bill and Hillary Clinton. (speaking of rapists and sexual deviants) The pattern of powerful democrats protecting high-profile creeps is being exposed, buttressing the concept of the “Deep State”.

Then some 140 women in and around the capitol from sitting members to high level staff and lobbyists signed a letter about the sexual deviance in the Capitol.

This is the same capitol whose members voted to throw you in jail for calling someone with a penis a man if they feel like a woman (or a space alien) at the point in time you address them. Yet at the same time, the legislature voted to make infecting someone with HIV a misdemeanor versus a felony. (They also reduced dozens of other felonies to misdemeanors over the last several years)

Then we got Raul Bocanegra. Six women lit him up and apparently there was truth to the allegations as Bocanegra never really fought back against them. A woman who received a settlement as a result of Bocanegra’s abuse lost her job afterwards and was subjected to a confidentiality agreement in order to muzzle her.

Then we got Tony Mendoza. He has three and counting accusers. He has not resigned and is fighting back against the allegations. What is key is that Mendoza fired aides that allegedly knew about his behavior. This is similar to the ex-staffer of Ted Gaines who went on the record with me about Steve Davey.

Now we have Matt Dababneh. I had been warned that DaBabneh had a target on him for a while. Dababneh was lit up by two women, one of which told a graphic, specifically detailed story about Dababneh wacking off in front of her after he followed her in to a bathroom. When Dabs was working for would be impeachment warrior Brad Sherman (who got $250 from Travis Allen, by the way) he allegedly mistreated several female employees.

I am aware that insiders believe as many as 5 more democrat Assemblymembers are under the gun for Sexual Harassment issues. One is a high-profile black member, another is in a district near me and a third is purported to be a female member harassing/attacking females. The same sources that warned me about Dabby have relayed this info. Since I have no proof, I am not naming names.

For as much as Devon Mathis has enraged me with his Cap and Trade vote, I do not believe the sex assault allegations against him are true. I do get that he has terrible judgement and should not be out drinking late at night on legislative days, that alone could sink him. There are a variety of other issues that Mr. Mathis has, but they are not criminal or sexual. It is my opinion that Mathis may survive his scandal in 2018, in terms of staying out of jail.

However, If Mathis survives at the ballot box, it will be because the above three are providing people perspective for what real sex issues look like.

Then we have Chad Mayes and Marc Steinorth. Their affairs with adult women are legal, but not ethical. No one has alleged that what they did was not consensual. Since I have been defending Roy Moore, who has basically admitted dating teenagers, which may or may not have included sex (also legal and immoral), a distinction has to be made. Moore was single. Steinorth and Mayes were married and while they could not get prosecuted for cheating on their wives, they should face accountability for it. I am not a Roy Moore fan as I believe he is a showman and knew 100% what he was doing when he got himself thrown off his bench, I am defending him from liars.

Given the current political environment, I am not sure the old fashioned cheating BS so many in Politics are guilty of matters. Watching the National Media walk back their BS about Roy Moore as more and more of his accusers are shredded is also notable. The women who I believe are being hired to lie about Republican candidates to gain political advantage for democrats are making discerning the truth much more difficult.

All this said, Mathis, Mayes and Steinorth are all in serious danger of losing their re-election because of Cap and Trade.

So, back to the capitol. Matt Dababneh has the same Lawyer puke as Harvey Weinstein. She is a malignant cancer who engages in brutal and personal attacks against the women who are brave enough to stand up. She sent a pre-lawsuit warning against the Lobbyist that stood up to Dababneh. Again, given that so many women have been proven to be liars, lying to tilt elections, how can you 100% dismiss Dababneh’s legal tactics.

Women in the Sacramento sewer are in a vice-grip. If they get abused and mistreated and say anything about it, they lose their job (in addition to getting sued) as retaliation.

If I was a female in Sacramento, I would not get anywhere close to any man I was not married to that is anywhere near the Capitol.

When I was told about Ted Gaines former Chief of Staff Steve Davey’s sexual abuse/harrassment issues in 2015, something told me that his behavior was not isolated. Beyond Davey being a graphic illustration of the moral bankruptcy of Ted Gaines, he was a harbinger of what we are seeing today.

There is one other point I will conclude with. Roger Hernandez, Raul Bocanegra and Matt Dababneh are all considered (ahem Tax-Raising) “Biz-Democrats”. The leftist rank and file hate them all. Tony Mendoza on the Senate Side is another. Since I’ve yet to see a liberal get hammered (for sex stuff), it could very well be that the leadership are being selective about their release of leaks regarding the creeps. Of the three other possibles in the Assembly, two are indeed liberals and a third is another tax-raising moderate like the three known creeps.

It could well be that the democrat leadership are using the sex abuse scandals to clean house of those pesky “moderates”. These people know 100% what they are doing (such as legalizing ballot harvesting, changing the rules on absentee ballots to allow for election day dumping, and of course same day fraud registration for a few examples) and I put nothing past them…

Dec 042017
 

Perhaps the title should read Tyler Diep’s Judgement as a Councilmember is a Disaster. We’ve introduced you to Tyler Diep attempting to strong-arm a local police watch commander in to letting a friend off of a DUI.

Young Tyler is living large off of the Taxpayers, Quadruple Diepping us all for $170K+ when it is all said and done.

What we are seeing is a deeply flawed candidate who will be a shooting gallery for his opponents in his upcoming assembly campaign. Can you imagine the ads and mail that will be run against Diep? I sure can.

Tyler Diep is no stranger to paid gigs in local government. You’d think he’d know a thing or two about vetting applications of people looking for their own Turn at the trough. It looks like our hot-headed would-be-Travis-Allen-anointee for AD72 continued his behavior down the Amtrak line to hell…

Did you know that Tyler Diep appointed a man to the planning commission who plead guilty to bribery? That’s right, one of his buddies, (not the one that got the DUI, another one) got a nice appointment to the planning commission:

David Phuong Dinh Vo, a former Westminster Planning Commissioner, was found guilty by a federal jury Thursday of one count of bribery for accepting $15,000 to help push through a city liquor license.

Vo is a Huntington Beach-based attorney who served on the Planning Commission from early 2009 to early 2013.

According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, in June 2011, Vo solicited a $15,000 bribe from an informant working with the FBI. Vo then received $15,000 over the course of four August 2011 meetings in exchange for pushing a liquor license through the approval process.

The maximum penalty is 10 years in prison, three years of probation, and a $250,000 fine.  Vo and his attorney signed a plea deal last May, which could come with a lesser sentence.

Vo was appointed to the Planning Commission by Councilman Tyler Diep.

Andy Quach? DUI

David Phuong Dinh Vo? Felony Bribery

As the pattern of impaired judgement is starting to become manifest in Young Tyler, we bring you Westminister Measure SS. (Why it was named after a bunch of socialist maniacs is beyond me.) Tyler opposed Measure SS, obviously because he knew his anointing for State Assembly was coming in 2018.

However, once SS passed, young Tyler was slopping at the trough to spend the proceeds. It is kind of like voting for it after you voted against it.

Resident Sandra McClure, who said she was against Measure SS, questioned whether the raises will put the city in a difficult financial position in six years, when the sales tax increase sunsets and voters will need to decide whether or not to renew the tax.

“After six years the city could be in a worse position than it was before the measure was passed,” McClure said.

Hmmm… will Tyler Diep stick his hands out for Cap and Trade Money, too?

So, they raised taxes in Westminister for 5 years ostensibly to get the City out of Fiscal Trouble and then started handing out raises like candy. Those raises will still be applicable even once the tax sunsets.

The salary increase for management employees will cost the city an additional $502,890 over the next three years, while City Manager Eddie Manfro will receive an additional $33,147.

After the raises, City Manager Eddie Manfro’s salary would be about $234,472 in 2019, or $304,015 including benefits, according to HR director Mike Harary.

Remember, they gave the unions nice raises, too. (The public employees bankrolled the tax measure, by the way)

The city council Wednesday night approved a three-year agreement for the city manager and 56 management positions, which includes a three percent raise the first year of the agreement and a 3.5 percent raise the second and third years.

Wednesday’s action follows a vote in September to give the same raise to sworn police officers. Rank-and-file municipal employees were also granted a three-year agreement in June which includes $3,000 cash stipends the first year of the contract followed by $1-per-hour raise the following two years.

That’s a lot of money. I thought Measure SS was about saving the City of Westminister from a Bankruptcy… (quoting the lone no vote, Councilmember Rice:)

“The people I talked to when they voted for [measure] SS, was for the police, and to get us out of debt, and to save us from bankruptcy,” Rice said. “I know they deserve some raises but I think it is a little bit rushed.”

Will Tyler Diep rush to hand out raises to State Employees Unions and the like if the fiscal condition of California magically improves? IT is a fair question as Westminister had been a city on the watch list for a municipal BK not too long ago and handing out a ton of raises at the first sign of improvement seems awful strange.

The article also had this gem in it:

“There’s been an issue going on that there are many businesses that do not pay their sales taxes,” said resident Sandra McClure, who also owns a business in Westminster. “I believe that’s part of the reason why we’re in such a deficit.”

McClure said the city should raise the issue to the state Board of Equalization, which until recently was responsible for administering statewide taxes. The agency has since been restructured into the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration.

“You would think that in a city where a councilman works for the state Board of Equalization that the tax compliance would be higher,” said McClure, referring to the fact that councilman Tyler Diep works for the agency as an assistant tax service specialist.

What are we paying Tyler Diep his four municipal salaries for? Why should we be OK with Diep opposing a tax increase and then spending the money like a drunken sailor? Should we be OK with one of his appointees committing a felony? Why hasn’t Tyler Diep attempted to deal with the underground in Westminister? Is it related to his incident with the local police department?

What more are we going to find out as we dig in to Tyler Diep? Stay tuned as we continue to make the case that Young Tyler has no business being in elected office.

Dec 042017
 

At some point, blaming other people for the issues you have in your own office stops working. Not even the extremely and insanely biased US Media continued letting Barack Hussein Obama get away with it after 4 years of blaming President Bush.

Sheriff Stan Sniff was warned in 2008, that drastic cuts were coming. In 2011, the rank and file officers bore the brunt of it all. Rather than plan for the layoffs to try to mitigate some of them, we get this:

Riverside County Sheriff StanSniff today announced he will send layoff notices to nearly 800 officers in an effort to close the budget deficit.

As of last month, the sheriff’s department was facing a $10 million budget deficit for the fiscal year that ends in June.

For fiscal year 2011-12, the department may have to cut as much as $60 million to reach the spending target outlined by the executive office.

I’d lay odds that the Sheriff’s specially added $104k a year administrative job was not in that mix.

Earlier in 2011, after much debate about the location of a new jail (which is still under construction and being argued about), a little gem popped out near the end of the article:

Ironically, the county recently completed an $80 million upgrade of the Larry Smith Regional Detention Facility in Banning, ten miles west of the Whitewater site. The expansion added 582 beds to the Banning jail. County Sheriff Stan Sniff announced this month he would be closing 500 of those new beds due to budget cuts.

Sheriff Stan Sniff has never missed a raise. He currently hauls in a massive compensation package in excess of $335K a year. This includes a 20% pay raise in the midst of layoffs. Now we are starting to get a better picture of the Sheriff and his failure to lead or plan… to be continued.

Nov 272017
 

What you are going to learn about the Sheriff is a pattern dating back to his first year in office of fighting with the Riverside County Supervisors.

You would think with 10 years of budget cuts that the Sheriff would be more proactive and less combative with the county board of supervisors. However, that is not the case.

Riverside County Sheriff StanSniff Jr.’s plans to create a new administrative position within the sheriff’s department drew fire from county Supervisor Jeff Stone, who criticized the timing of the proposal, while the other supervisors voted in favor of it.

“This is going to be an irresponsible use of public money,” Stone asserted during the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday.

“If this was for a new deputy on the street, it wouldn’t be a problem. (Otherwise) I believe the sheriff can suffice with existing personnel,” Stone said.

Stone complained that given the county’s financial woes – with the prospect of payroll cuts during the next two years – now was not the time to create an administrative job in the sheriff’s department paying as high as $104,763 a year.

So back in 2008, the Sheriff had as a priority creating a new administrative position to represent him at community events and to track legislative issues. (Sound familiar?) In other words, the Sheriff was preparing his re-election(s) in 2008 with this position.

The sheriff’s new “legislative assistant” will engage “governmental agencies and organizations in which the sheriff has membership or interests,” according to sheriff’s department documents.

The “liaison” also will represent the sheriff at public meetings and research state and federal actions that might impact the sheriff’s department, documents indicated.

Back in 2008, Sheriff Sniff was warned that massive budget cuts were coming:

County Executive Officer Bill Luna said last week that spending cuts totaling 25 percent will be necessary between now and 2012. He said on Tuesday the county is implementing a hiring freeze and instituting stricter overtime rules.

The hiring freeze will be a recurring theme as we explore 10 years worth of the priorities of Sheriff Stan Sniff. However, this anecdote should be revealing as the complaints about the slow rolling of CCW Permits when staff could be re-purposed is not an isolated concept. This anecdote should give you perspective for the un-staffed jails and thousands of criminals getting released early or sometimes never serving a day of their sentence. Sniff had ample time to prepare for these issues and did not.

Nov 152017
 

Meet Laura Smith, candidate for Governor. Apparently, Laura is ready to burn Travis Allen’s House down. To her credit, she has properly identified Travis Allen for the fraud he is (from her Facebook Group):

If you are in this group attempting to promote a RINO such as Travis, you will be removed immediately. We do NOT support RINO’s. I will not support any candidate that blows smoke up people’s asses to gain their vote, hence the “farting sea shells” comment I make regularly about that scammer, Travis, and nor will I support any candidate who is NOT serious about this Governorship. Travis is running for TWO offices at this time and I printed the EVIDENCE! He does NOT care about YOU the citizen, nor is he authentic like I am. He is in this ONLY for the paycheck. Well, buddy, you must not have gotten the MEMO because when I am Governor, I am CUTTING ALL the career politicians’ paychecks by 50% AND sending the corrupt politicians off to prison for money laundering and embezzlement of the taxpayers money!!! I am not dropping out because people think they can pressure me to do so, and I will run this race as it is meant to be run – a long and fighting one!

If this woman had money to fund her campaign, it might make national news. Just watching Travis Suave squirm would be worth the price of admission.

Meanwhile, the largest county Republican Party in America is having an open forum for all Republican Governor Candidates to attend. Travis Allen just bailed out on it and hid.

Is Travis Allen afraid of the woman who mocks his Rico Suave lifestyle? It is obvious that she does not believe the recent poll that was done by USC with the assistance of Antonio Villariagosa staffer Mike Madrid (and other USC Alum with personal axes to grind) that shows Mr. Allen in 3rd Place behind Villariagosa and Newsom.

Laura Smith, undaunted by the army of facebook keyboard commandos recruited by the alleged CA4TRUMP team (that did not interview Laura smith or any other CA GOV Candidate before endorsing Allen), lit in to them again.

I left the Make California RED Again group, which WAS my originally coined term back before President Trump was elected. After being removed as Moderator, by Michael M. Dredd because he was afraid no one would like him anymore…oh boo hoo!!! Get a effing safety pin for your diaper dude! I have no need to be in a group that SUPPORTS TRAVIS ALLEN and CRIES like BABIES when Travis’ farting groupies get bent out of shape because I was a moderator of the group. I NEVER ONCE deleted posts or comments from that group, never an abuse of “power” – I do it here because I do NOT support FRAUDS like Travis or his groupies. So, if you support Travis, GTFO.

Laura unloaded again just yesterday:

So, I have been suggested that I need to “grow up” because I say Travis farts sea shells and his groupies are stuck to his ass blowing sand dollars! LMFAO!!! Here’s another one for ya…TELL THAT TO PRESIDENT TRUMP, who you all voted for. NEITHER Trump, NOR myself will EVER stop saying whatever we want!!! We’ll tweet it to high hell and back again!!! I am similar to Trump, I want the SEWER drained in Sacramento, and I will FIGHT to the end…KMWA.

If I get a chance to meet Laura Smith, I will probably give her a hug. Travis Allen has never really dealt with getting hammered in a campaign before. If running away from Laura Smith and the LAGOP is the way he handles conflict, he will fold like a cheap lawnchair and all the polls created by USC Alum won’t save him.

Nov 152017
 

As you continue to read the expose’ we are doing on Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff, there is an emerging pattern:

  1. Blame the Riverside County Board of Supervisors
  2. Blame the rank and file desputies
  3. Shutter Jail space over budget cuts
  4. Blame budget cuts for everything he has failed to deliver
  5. Resist any and all help (that was not his own idea) to be more efficient with the money.

Nowhere is this failure of leadership on display more than with the current budget drama in Riverside County. After going 15 rounds with the county board of supervisors, Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff’s department is set to violate their budget by over $9 Million!

If you’ve been tracking, Sniff had an argument during a public hearing related to an accounting audit / recommendations to address some of the budget issues. Similar to his passive-aggressive stuffing of the issuance of CCW permits, Mr. Sniff appears to have gone off and done things “his way” all over again.

Sheriff’s officials anticipated a $9.3 million overrun, which may swell, while the D.A.’s office is contending with a $5 million overage, and the public defender’s office is working to find ways of containing a $2.2 million deficit, county officials said.

Ouch. Riverside County deserves better than this.

Then you have this snippet which shows the mindset of the Sheriff:

“(KPMG’s) cost-saving measures are essential to maintaining service levels while containing ongoing spending,” Johnson wrote.

Critics, including Sheriff Stan Sniff and Supervisor Kevin Jeffries, have cast doubts that the vaunted savings will materialize.

So, rather than accept the fact that the recommendations of KPMG may save a lot of money, Mr. Sniff saddles up on some minor points to disregard the entire thing. This seems like trying to debate where you can be right on 19 out of 20 points and your opponent (sniff) will saddle up on the one point in an attempt to invalidate the other 19.

Riverside County deserves better than this.

One of the biggest cost drivers over the next year will be the phased opening of the John J. Benoit Detention Center in Indio, according to the report. The $333 million facility will eventually be able to house 1,600 inmates. But it remains unclear how the county will staff it as the sheriff struggles to find the money to replace deputies for patrol operations in unincorporated communities.

One thing is guaranteed, unless it is Stan Sniff’s idea to figure out how to staff that jail, he will fight it tooth and nail. I am not optomistic that Riverside County will get their jail staffed based on what I have learned about the Sheriff.

Riverside County deserves better than this.

Nov 132017
 

Perhaps Stan Sniff’s endorsements of left-wing liberal democrats are no fluke. He blames other people for his problems, has stymied CCW Permits, fights with law enforcement officers incessantly and of course has presided over the staggering numbers of releases of hardened criminals.

But he loves him some ACLU.

I’d lay odds the ACLU loved it when he started melting ICE and giving illegal aliens a head start on avoiding deportation. The ACLU and the Sheriff even had a love fest over it before the Sheriff thought better of it and pulled the press release off of the website. You know, the Sheriff Sniff definition of transparency.

The ACLU loved it when he hung a gigantic target on cops. The ACLU must have been asleep as the Sheriff has been scapegoating the cops for years, the hallmark of bad management. Since the ACLU’s definition of societal order is coddling criminals and heavy-handed anti-law enforcement legal activity – they should have had a poster of the Sheriff in their lobby.

What was at issue was not the body cameras. Everyone in Law Enforcement agrees that using them is a good thing. 80% of voters agree.

However having Body Cameras is just not enough for the ACLU. The ACLU tries to assert in their letter to the Sheriff that the camera does not always tell the full story, if you can believe that (it is the ACLU, after all), as an entree to explaining why the cops need to be treated with scorn and suspicion. The rest of us know that the camera does not lie. Time and gain the ACLU’s fellow society-destroying social justice warriors have started anti-police riots in the name of justice only to be exposed as liars when the camera vindicated the law enforcement officer.

However, the ACLU believes that the cops should not see the tape before writing their incident reports. Their argument is that cops are dishonest and might change their report to match the camera. Apparently, the Sheriff agrees with the ACLU.

ACLU – Police Body-Worn Cameras – Policy Points The ACLU references Oakland and Los Angeles in their letter and of course the good Sheriff agreed and decided he’d throw defense attorneys and criminal advocates a bone. Maybe the Sheriff was looking at this as a way to backdoor relieve prison overcrowding by giving defense attorneys more ways to create arguments to let guilty perpetrators go free.

I am 46. Anyone around my age can completely relate to not being able to remember stuff in detail very well. It is made even worse by the blur that sometimes occurs when you are making a string of split-second decisions. What the Sheriff did is create a situation where an honest mistake or omission can allow a guilty criminal to go free due to a technicality because the written report may not perfectly match the video.

Worse, an otherwise innocent, honest cop is also subjected to their integrity being challenged in this situation. This is similar to the gotcha game that prosecutors try to play in order to catch someone on obstruction of justice or perjury with unintentional comments. (see also the fantasy of obstruction against President Trump)

You can see the embedded screenshots of the since-removed ACLU’s letter to the sheriff congratulating his decision to hang a target on the cops.

You can see if you look close that this was shared on facebook.

It appears that posting stuff on the Sheriff’s website and then removing it amidst the backlash is a consistent pattern for the Sheriff as well.

When you are in law enforcement and the ACLU agrees with the decisions of your boss, you should be upset. If you are a voter and the ACLU is agreeing with the Sheriff, go get a gun (but in Riverside, you’ll have to wait 2 years before you can carry it with you) to protect yourself because criminals are having a field day with their ACLU-issued get out of jail free cards.

As we continue on our Tour-de-Sniff it will be a helpful exercise to take a trip down memory lane to tell the story about his priorities that have led to the furloughs, staffing cuts and empty jail beds because there is no staff for them? The repeatedly broken campaign promises mean the only winners have been the guilty, not the taxpayers.

Nov 082017
 

Travis Allen knows Dog Whistle Politics. However, now that the Dog Whistle has lit him up, Travis Allen is calling those with issues over his verified personal history “democrat plants”.

The San Jose Mercury News lit Travis Allen up for his history of contributions to democrats:

…in June 2011, Allen donated $500 to the campaign of Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, who made headlines this year for becoming the first member of Congress to introduce articles of impeachment against Trump.

Whoops, that’s not going to Make California Great Again.

In October 2010, Allen gave $250 to California Sen. Barbara Boxer, $250 to the state Democratic Party and $1,000 to Brown. The donation to Brown was made in the name of the financial planning firm Allen owns, Wealth Strategies Group. All of the other contributions to Democrats were made in his own name.

In 2012, when he ran for Assembly, he was the squish in the Primary. No one I knew endorsed him in Orange County.

Jon Fleischman wrote a nice piece in 2012 about Travis Allen’s donations. Say what you want, Jon Fleischman is an unassailable Conservative.

On the state side Allen gave donations to ACT Blue (a Dem PAC), Gavin Newsom for Lt. Governor, the California Democrat Party, and my personal favorite — his company gave $1,000 to the election of Jerry Brown for Governor one month before the 2010 election.

On the federal side Allen gave to the Democrat Party of Orange County (the same amount as he gave to the OC GOP, actually – some parity), the 4 Senate Victory Fund (which in turn made contributions to top Dem U.S. Senate targets, like Al Franken!), Brad Sherman for Congress, and (good grief) a check to help the re-election of Senator Barbara Boxer.

So, Travis Allen – was Jon Fleischman a democrat plant in 2012? Or will you man up and admit to the MAGA people you are deceiving that you are a liberal that registered Republican because of the area you ran in? Perhaps some honesty is in order, including explaining why the California Pro-Life Council endorsed John Cox and not you as an example of who the real Social Conservative is as well?

I will let my fellow democrat plant (Travis Allen’s words about his Republican opponents these days), Jon Fleischman sum it up:

Perhaps this is an intended consequence of Proposition 14 — Allen may feel that he can go out and make a case for Democrats to cross over and support him (I did check and Allen is running as a Republican).  I can certainly speak for myself, though, in saying that while I do not live in this district, if I did, I could not in good conscience vote for someone who thinks that elected and supporting these ultra-liberal politicians is a good idea.

Travis Allen has never been put to a serious test or through serious scrutiny before. Given how he is reacting to legitimate criticism of him, it is a clear indicator that he is unprepared for a hard-hitting governor’s race let alone the smash mouth politics and policy of actually being governor.