May 132017
 

One of the alleged reasons to expel George and I from CRA was a post on this blog that had redacted checks from fake CRA units. (Remember, Santa Clarita RA went from 16 delegates in 2015 convention to 0 in 2017, Ventura RA is gone, N SF RA is gone and Pasadena is on life support)

Carl Brickey and William Tolson – two of the CRA’s Bathroom Boys spent countless hours rallying people in a vainglorious crusade over the release of “PII” as if this veteran of 20 years in Insurance knew nothing about HIPAA laws or what  “PII” is.

Well, your intrepid blogger has a copy of an un-redacted check from the CRA. You too can click the hyperlink and then search the archives of this blog to see what redacted checks look like.

It appears that the CRA is going to have to notify its vendors and members that their information is exposed.

Secondly, you can also see the $54k the CRA has in its bank account. $38k of it I raised. Even at only 600 members, the CRA will take in $9000 a year in dues. This also means that the CRA’s Pol-Pot Bellied Information Minister can not raise money. Anyone that served with him in Placer would have been able to tell you that 20 years ago.

I will not hold my breath waiting for the day when the CRA officers tell the truth about why they expelled George and I. It is however clear to sane, healthy people why the CRA expelled us. The raised relief is when you see the collapse of all the units that were being maintained on paper, people being exposed for doing the same things as other expelled former members were doing, the stagnation of the group, the failure to raise money, get candidates elected, infighting continuing, and of course now their own extra special data breach.

Apr 132017
 

I still remember the 2011 CRA Convention fight and being accused of selling CRA endorsements. That issue was the central issue of that fight.

I never sold a CRA endorsement, or attempted to. I did get paid by consultants / campaigns many times to influence outcomes in the course of everything else I was doing. That is a very different thing as I never guaranteed or promised an outcome, manipulated CRA Records, Delegates, etc in order to win an endorsement.

The CRA currently has $51k in the bank. 38K of it I raised by selling sponsorships and soliciting donations. This was another thing the people that expelled me roundly criticized – perhaps I should have pocketed the money and done what has been the time-honored tradition of CRA versus trying to raise operating captial for the organization.

The mentality and the reputation of the CRA is well earned. The few real groups they have are made up of the fringes of politics. They had a 9-11 Truther Table at the most recent CRA Convention. Thomas N Hudson never met a check he would not take. When I participated in staging CRA Conventions, I turned down similar would be vendors.

Given that the CRA attracts people like this, it is a reasonable question to ask, “why wouldn’t a group made up of people that can’t function in the real would fight amongst itself all the time?”

Karen England, a woman I have lit up many times on this Blog was running for CRA President in 2011. Her psychotic rants and accusations are still parroted today by some. Late every October, I celebrate “FBI” day in honor of her straight-faced allegation at the 1/2011 Placer GOP Cent Com Organizing meeting that the FBI was investigating the Placer GOP. What was at stake in 2011 was control of the lucrative endorsement mill known as CRA. She lied, multiple times in an attempt to gain political advantage and had a decent group of dupes. Many have recovered from their brainwashing at the hands of Karen England, but those still can’t help but light a torch have found a home in CRA.

I personally wanted to see the CRA be a group for Real Conservative Activists. I had seen the fraud in front of my face for years and was very much personally frustrated to see the Placer CRA, a real unit of CRA with real members getting screwed by fake units controlled by political consultants and staff. The fake units got as much weight in an endorsement as the real ones.

In 2007, the Mitt Romney for President Campaign in an effort run by Mike Schroeder, Brandon Powers, Scott Voigts, David Reade and others created a string of 25 fake CRA Units in order to produce convention delegates to engineer a CRA endorsement of Mitt Romney. I remember that convention well. I remember voting to endorse Mitt Romney on the second ballot. I did not know at the time that 75 of the 148 votes Romney got were produced by this operation.

With a fresh batch of 25 bogus CRA Units, a series of events occurred that forced the internal corruption of the CRA to the forefront. At that time, I had no real idea that people like Steve Frank, Mike Spence, Jon Fleischman, and a couple of other allies at the time (whose names escape me) were all profiting (or had profited) personally (directly or otherwise) from manipulation by fraud or straight up rigged fabrication of CRA endorsements.

I’ve had political consultants tell me they did business with both Jon Fleischman and Mike Spence (both former CRA Presidents). I served under several CRA Presidents and I can tell you with certainty that neither John Briscoe nor Ken Mettler participated in leveraging CRA. I can’t say that about any of the others I served with.

David Stafford Reade and Mark Spannagel – both current Chiefs of Staff for Current Republican officeholders were expelled from CRA for fraud. As it turns out, they got screwed. They did nothing different than several of the people that voted to expel them. What they did was wrong, but getting disciplined and publicly railed by people doing the exact same thing was and is absurd.

Scott Voigts, A man I consider a friend today got expelled for fraud. He got screwed, see above.

In retrospect, I get why a bunch of them sued the CRA. I’d have done the same damn thing given that my 20/20 hindsight is clear on this.

Everyone on the current CRA board should be nervous about lawsuits. Why would someone care about getting banned from CRA for suing the organization at this point? Thomas N Hudson, the current President of the CRA was a vociferous opponent of taking out Directors and Officers Insurance for the group as he, get this, argued that it would INCREASE the chances the CRA would get sued. Guess what, enough board members bought that argument that they voted the idea down. This is the mentality of the CRA today. Those sitting on the CRA board are uninsured and will have to come out of pocket should the $51k in the CRA’s Treasury get exhausted in the next lawsuit.

Of all the people expelled from CRA in my lifetime, I do believe that only Karen England and Tim LeFever deserved their expulsions. It is clear to me that they wanted to take CRA to the next level for their commercial enterprise. The problem is that my side of that fight had people like Steve Frank, Tom Hudson and other on it that were scarcely different than those that lost and later got expelled. Many times over the years, I acted on the advice of Steve Frank and Thomas N Hudson without question, speaking of dumb things to do…

In retrospect, (to cite a recent example of a CRA lynching), I don’t think Steve Sarkis deserved much more than a 1 year suspension or perhaps just a prohibition from serving on leadership for what he did in Anaheim. That said, the morally corrupt Thomas N Hudson believes that Sarkis did nothing wrong and has raged on multiple people over it, (even though Sarkis was caught with falsified membership records, etc. over a three year period) apparently defending the time-honored practice of CRA Fraud.

Perhaps Hudson’s rage over what happened to Sarkis, is because Mr. Sarkis bad behavior mirrored his own bad behavior within CRA? If Sarkis got screwed so badly, Hudson should lead the fight to reinstate him. Thomas N Hudson needs to man up instead of raging on people like a bully.

Trying to reform the CRA has proven to be a fool’s errand. The bathroom boys and narcissists did George and I a huge favor by expelling us in the manner we did. We had proof of even more fraud. Those caught had to gaslight us and employ the pigpen strategy of writing specious, lengthy manifestos (that included bringing in our disdain for some so-called conservative officeholders in to the matrix amongst other things) to cover for their bad behavior when they expelled us.

The unbelievable truth is that whole thing was ignited by us sending in a Spam complaint against an email sent out by Mark Gardner in defiance of the then President John Briscoe’s wishes. From there, the leper colony erupted. Gardner has since announced he has moved to Nevada. Two of the other leaders of the effort to expel us moved to Florida. A fourth board member who voted to expel us moved to Florida. 17 of the 30 votes to expel us were appointed the day of the lynching to the CRA Board by Thomas N Hudson. Many are not on the CRA’s board anymore.

Some people have said that George and My expulsion from CRA was payback or “what comes around”. The smart people who did not have their ego in a wad or who were not trying to avoid conflict saw it as a takeover for Thomas N Hudson and his merry band of Bathroom Boys (many of whom don’t really like Hudson all that much).

Now that Thomas N Hudson is in “control” of the CRA and according to my belief is attempting to leverage it, the organization is basically in a free fall. Its’ membership is about half of what it was when I was expelled and it is continuing to get decimated despite whatever spin may be coming out of the ministry of information. Hudson has built his own reputation, the CRA has its’ own reputation. George and I were freed from the baggage and poor reflection of the CRA’s reputation on ourselves by their own stupidity when they expelled us.

Anyone seeking a CRA endorsement should adhere to the old adage, let the buyer beware. It is similar to willingly injecting bacteria in to your campaign.

P.S. Much of the proof of the contents of this blog is from personal experience, anecdotal stories and the like as most political types try to minimize their email/paper trail. The most common refrain when I blog about stuff is for those affected to call me a liar. Let em. They know what they did. The accounts of this post are things I believe to be true.

Apr 052017
 

If you follow California Politics, the Sacramento Bee has been on a rampage against the Board of Equalization.  When they are not openly displaying their hatred of Christians attacking local charities with slanted, biased stories, the Bee has been writing legitimate stories blasting the board for their practices of using wads of taxpayer money to benefit individual members.

Thomas N Hudson works for the Board of Equalization.

CRA VP Bill Cardoza works for the feckless Ted Gaines. So does Damian Fussell, the CRA’s resident liberal. Cardoza used to work for the BOE before going over to Ted Gaines’ State Senate shop. AS reported on this blog, the serial office-shopper Ted Gaines was purchasing annoying slate mail cards for his next campaign even before his election to his final term in the State Senate was complete! Ted Gaines is running for Board of Equalization.

I’ve seen photos from CRA meetings and conventions suggesting several other BOE Employees are active in CRA. Given that your intrepid blogger has exposed the CRA’s real membership to be no more than 700 people statewide (likely closer to 600), even 5 BOE (or prospective BOE) staffers on their rolls is extremely disproportionate. Further, given that 2 of those are senior officers in the CRA, you have to take pause.

The CRA endorsed Stephen Baird over Ted Gaines in 2016, as Gaines has been hostile to the State of Jefferson movement.

Why was Ted Gaines front and center at the just concluded CRA Convention? He wants something. And, you’d have to be brain dead to think that Thomas N Hudson, Bill Cardoza and others did not and do not have a serious interest in the outcome of that election next year. (Note, I will be supporting (Fill in the name of Republican candidate here) over Ted Gaines in 2018)

Thomas N Hudson rips off the taxpayers for $117K + another $47K in bloated benefits as of 2015. I am not sure how much his undeserved raise in 2016 was, but if it tracked past years, it would put his total package in 2016 at around $175K. How many of you reading this blog make $175k a year? How many of you would love to see this guy crying poor to the judge in his divorce case with said salary?

Trainwreck Teddy represents Thomas N Hudson’s next paycheck. He also represents the next paycheck for the others I mentioned previously.

The BOE was nuked by the State Auditor’s office for their lax enforcement of actually doing state work on state time:

Some employees are not performing the revenue-generating tasks they have been assigned, according to the audit, calling into question the agency’s budget requests and skirting the law.

“Certain board member practices have intervened in administrative activities and created inconsistencies in operations, breakdowns in centralized processes and in certain instances result in activities contrary to state law and budgetary and legislative directives,” the audit says.

No kidding. Have you ever gotten a call at 2 in the afternoon or a 6 page email at 10AM from Hudson in the middle of the week? I am sure Trainwreck Teddy will be a great boss to work for to continue the time-honored 6 figure salary with fringe benefits for optional work. When I type blogs and screw around on Facebook in the middle of the day, I am not selling insurance. Maybe the times when I am doing paid political work for a candidate merit that activity, but it always comes at a price to my insurance business.

In the case of Hudson, we are paying that price. In the case of Cardoza and others, it is simply the time-honored practice of pimping the CRA to a candidate in order to benefit one’s self. The CRA expelled several people for doing that, including Jim Nielsen and Doug LaMalfa’s current chiefs of staff. They got screwed. They were doing nothing different than those that helped expel them.

While Hudson is a “Tenured Civil Servant” who will keep a job regardless of member, should someone not named Ted Gaines get elected to that seat, Hudson could get an office in the basement, time off requests denied, assigned duties that require travel to Modoc County, etc. Trying to fend this off is the likely motive for Mr. Hudson pushing the CRA in the direction of Trainwreck Teddy, who they rebuffed just a few months ago.

The BOE is in chaos. Betty Yee, the California State Controller (who has a reputation of being an honest liberal) publicly called for the BOE to be dissolved because of its’ corruption.

BOE member Fiona Ma, echoed the call. While it is transparent she is trying to get free publicity for her State Treasurer race (in that regard she is no different than Hudson, Gaines or a host of others), she raised some valid points.

Existing Republican Members George Runner and Diane Harkey are pushing back against the calls to dissolve the BOE. Runner is the termed-out member Ted Gaines has been courting for support, appearing at events with him and trying to secure his endorsement.

The BOE is a mess. Hudson wants to keep a job, including the ability to flaunt the trust of the taxpayers in the middle of the day with God-knows-what PAC or group he is a part of at center stage, versus the Job his estimated $175K salary+package is supposed to be paying for.

Yee and Ma have one thing right. There are too many Thomas N Hudson’s in the BOE abusing the system. (and what’s left of the CRA in the process)

Mar 312017
 

The Nevada, Kings and Sutter-Yuba RA are being kept on the books in the Time-Honored Thomas N Hudson tradition of paper chapters. It is possible that the defunct Kern River Valley RA was included in Hudson’s number of 41 as well. Solano, Placer, El Dorado, Sacramento, Cosumnes, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Fresno and Porterville are it in the North.

My estimation based on anecdotal evidence (from people all over everywhere that I will cite should Thomas N Hudson’s narcissistic rage result in more than legal demand letters against this blogger…) is that the CRA is down to about 200 members in the entire North State. Those within the CRA will call me a liar and claim the number is 250-270 (which is still pathetic), but no one will know the truth as the CRA is not subject to scrutiny of their membership records because of their “permanent charter” by the CAGOP. More likely is that they will privately fume and remind themselves how right they are as they continue to blame me for their bad behavior.

Several RA Units in the Sacramento / Gold Country area are being kept alive to assuage the bruised egos of the “leadership” of CRA in the North – including the Nevada RA that was the linchpin of the lynching of George and I off of the CRA’s Board. Despite the face-saving manipulation of process, they simply can not stop the wholesale collapse in the South. (nor cover it up)

The Santa Barbara RA has Collapsed. The Ventura RA and N San Fernando RA are not even mentioned anymore. <<< These are two of the units George and I were expelled for allegedly mistreating, however their demise proves they were indeed bogus.

The Pasadena RA is being kept alive on paper. The Santa Clarita RA, a 150 member empire of fraud sent in no delegates in 2017 and is alive only on Paper. The “Leaders” of the Santa Clarita RA whose manipulation and deceit split the CRA’s Board of Directors – Alice Khosravy and Wendy Albright both moved to Florida. Alice Khosravy is still listed as a CRA VP, another face-saving move by the Bathroom Boys and Narcissists in leadership of the CRA. <<< again these were the other two units we were so mean to, we had to be expelled to save the CRA to allow the above 5 units freedom to… die.

This is vindication that George and I were used by the Bathroom Boys and Narcissists on CRA’s leadership as Straw Men for the results of their failures.

The Glendale Burbank RA is being courted by newly minted CROC President Stephen “Gerbilhead” Frank for a hostile takeover in to the moribund CRC that has never had a state convention. The GBRA was about 80 members in the not-too-distant past. It sits somewhere in the 20’s according to information I recently received.

In the South of LA County is the South Bay RA that the Information Minister claims is on the rebound despite the toxic image it has courtesy of Bill Schmidt (also in Florida now) and the crazed G Rick Marshall. Palos Verdes is admitted to be on life support by the ministry of CRA information (aka it is a paper zombie) and the Torrance Lomita RA is a shell of its’ former self.

Riverside County lists one unit – the Murrieta Temecula RA, that can’t get 6 people to a meeting, but allegedly has something like 60 members still. If 60 is indeed true, this is still a 2/3 reduction from just 5 years ago.

San Diego County lists one unit – the terminally 15 member E SD RA

San Bernardino County lists one unit – the Big Bear RA

In Orange County reside about half of the remaining Units of the CRA:

Yorba-Placentia were said to be out of compliance with CRA By-Laws
Ladera Ranch – the same
Rancho Santa Margarita – the same
Westminister – the same
Santa Ana – the same
Fullerton – the same

When the people that expelled George and I are now admitting units are out of compliance with CRA by-laws you know it is bad. We were expelled for trying to get units in to the realm of legitimacy as legitimate units are a threat to control.

S OC RA has fractured down to less than 20 members
Saddleback RA the same

Huntington Beach checks in in the 20’s
Fountain Valley the same
Tustin the same
Newport Beach the same – the legendary Dick Nichols is alleged to no longer be living in CA. Perhaps he has gone to a white supremacist leper colony to live out his golden years with Willis Carto.

This leaves Anaheim and Stanton was the largest CRA units in Orange County that are actually in good standing.

With the above information, it becomes clear why I peg the CRA’s membership in the 600-700 range when you filter for actual dues paying members. Remember, the CRA’s Pol-Pot Bellied Information Minister has said publicly that “there is nothing in the By-Laws preventing someone else from paying dues for someone”. This means if you were ever a member of CRA, you may still be on the rolls years later – it was fighting this practice that was also part of the nexus to oust George and I.

Do many of these units even meet? Enter Hudson again, “There is no requirement in the CRA’s By-Laws to keep minutes”. Translation, no one will ever know. It was the fight to get units to actually meet and do things other than send delegates to make worthless endorsements that was also part of the nexus to expel George and I. (see also people’s desire for control, not actually doing anything)

So why the charade? In the next post in this series, I will attempt to explain.

Mar 302017
 

For those of you wondering why I am writing about the demise of the CRA so much, it is pretty straightforward. The malcontents and the bathroom boys that threw George and I out of the CRA publicly proclaimed a manifesto of grievances in a rigged hearing in May of 2015 in order to project their bad behavior onto George and I. Donald Trump has proven that the only way to deal with liars (particularly the media) is to hammer them repeatedly until they change their narrative, then hammer them again until they go away. (They will never apologize or retract as that is a fate worse than death for the self-righteous)

Secondly, and more importantly, bombshells manifest at the just concluded CRA Convention. The CRA’s Pol-Pot Bellied Information Minister Thomas N Hudson told the gathered CRA Board that the CRA is down to 41 units, with only 31 being in good standing. This is significant. When George and I were expelled, there were 54 Units. My understanding is that only 20 units were represented with delegates at the 2017 Convention. In 2013, there were 162 delegates for a contested election and 137 in 2015 (with 220 credentialed) with the CRA Presidency not contested. IN 2017, there were 54 on Saturday, later increased to 62 by Sunday Morning. The total number Credentialed was 130.

When we were expelled from CRA, we believed that the membership had dipped below 1000, even though there were around 1200 names on the list. If you remove the 50 or so board members from the credentials list, this leaves some 80 available delegates. Anyone with an understanding of the CRA’s rules and math will deduce that this means the CRA is at 500-600 members statewide. Half the delegates gone. Half the members gone. In their minds, it is all George and Aaron’s fault.

For whatever reason, despite the wholesale collapse of the CRA – they thought it was wise to try to scuttle the charter of the CIR at the CA GOP Convention. If you think about it, it makes sense. I’ve been using Thomas N Hudson like a punching bag, similar to what Trump has been doing to the National Media. As a result, Hudson is on tilt. If you look at the attached picture, the happier he gets, the larger he gets. The CRA could not stop a nosebleed let alone a motion on the floor of the CRP convention.

The “charges” brought against us by the Bathroom Boys, Tom Hudson and others included harassing “good” CRA units. The linchpin of this was the fraudulent Nevada RA which was basically a zombie designed to muck up CRA endorsements (namely to nullify Placer, which at the time was hostile to incumbents). The conclusion I believe is since Mr. Hudson is a government employee, it was in his interest to support incumbents and he fought to keep the Nevada RA under wraps even as real people wanted to join it.

The Nevada RA is basically gone now. It is being kept alive on paper, in my opinion to assuage the bruised ego of Thomas N Hudson. Hudson fought all attempts to legitimize CRA and get units in to a status where they were real. He fought attempts to deal with the rampant fraud and cheating. The Nevada RA has not noticed a meeting, but they did send delegates in 2017 to the convention. I am also unaware that they did anything in 2016. The “President” of the Nevada RA, is a scumbag lawyer in the mold Mr. Hudson was an author of a complaint against George and I. Their collapse is a vindication of us.

Here we are, still standing with a healthy, viable organization and there they are in a papered over leper colony. (Please Note, I still live in California. If you’ve heard anything different, it is a lie.)

Sutter-Yuba? Just like with Placer 2 years ago, they surrendered their Charter with CRA. Just like with Placer 2 years ago, Hudson led an effort to refuse to accept the surrender. Again, these are right in Hudson’s backyard. Hudson needs to cover this #EPICFAILURE up in order to cover his ego. He claimed that there were 4 people wanting to keep the S-Y unit alive. I bet those people exist in his drunken fantasies.

Hudson appeared to be pretty miserable the weekend of the CRA Convention as the collapse of the organization has become real. Several people I have spoken to over the last three months have told me that Hudson’s explosive temper has been in full effect against a variety of people.

El Dorado? Reports from that county show that the unit can’t make quorum most of the time when they meet now.
Sacramento? It has been a listless shell with no more than 15 members at any time in the last 10 years
Placer? It is a remnant kept alive only by Thomas N Hudson’s ego, Ed Rowen’s duplicity and God knows what from Damian Fussell (who is very much a liberal Republican to the left of most in the GOP) all three are pictured above. (Rowen on far left, Hudson fills the Right half of the photo and Damian is in the middle)

Cosumnes RA? a 15 member shell, maybe 20 tops.
Contra Costa RA? Gone.
San Francisco RA? Gone.
Yolo RA? Gone.

The San Joaquin RA claims it is the largest Unit in the CRA at 75 members. (Two CIR Units are larger than 75) While the Pol-Pot Bellied Information Minister claimed a Unit in Orange County had near 100 members at the recent state convention, perhaps they (douchemaker and crew in SJ) can have a big fat board fight and expel more members in a fight for the kingdom over this very issue. The SJRA managed 12 people at a recent meeting.

Stanislaus? No one went to convention. Membership around 15
Kings? Gone.
Fresno? The host unit of the CRA Convention is a 15 member shell.
Kern River Valley – Gone

The Porterville RA? 40 members tops, some of whom George and I discovered are white supremacists. Lovely, huh? (We raised the issue at a past board meeting and the two members were still on the books at the time of our expulsion)

AS the wholesale collapse of the CRA is statewide, this post is split in two parts. The second part will follow shortly.