Oct 302021

The CAGOP has been a colossal failure. You have to judge it by the results – only massive injections of pass-through money from the National Party (think Kevin McCarthy) got us half the lost Congressional Seats Back from the 2018 disaster. Otherwise the registration numbers keep falling and the legislative caucus can fit in a special-ed bus.

Insider info indicates that the CAGOP has a black list and are actively working in a vain attempt to retaliate against your intrepid blogger, Steve Frank and others. This behavior tells you that they are not leaders and deserve the scrutiny now more than ever.

Your intrepid blogger has been watching the tweets and emails from the CAGOP – in addition to the mail I am still getting from the CAGOP. The message is clear, ignore the failure at the ballot box and concentrate on all these feel-good measures.

Lindsey Stetson has long been viewed as a doppelganger of Jessica Patterson, and now she is showing up at Trailfailures events, CAGOP events and is delivering pre-canned content to the 10-15 people that attend said events. Your intrepid blogger has seen this sort of pattern for years – everything the Oligarchy of Controlled Failure does is positioning for the next paycheck. I have no doubt that the rumors I started hearing 2 years ago are coming in to fruition. The timing delay was created when Ronna McDaniel unexpectedly ran for re-election as RNC Chair, putting the timetable back 2 years.

Think of how Jessica Patterson became Jessica Millan Patterson. Her maiden name was seldom, if ever used before the Chief Controlled Failure Officer Kevin McCarthy got her to run against Travis Allen. Why? Pander-Bear 101 baby. She is a Latina, bow to her. What ever happened to the GOP being the party of people regardless of backgrounds? I remember when I first got involved in this stuff that race was a bonus if you were not white, but now it is the first or second consideration in recruiting. How is that not racist? These sorts of moral failures are common when the metric is control and paycheck protection.

I have been told by at least a dozen people now that Jessica Patterson is being positioned and talked up by the Chief Controlled Failure Officer Kevin McCarthy to replace Ronna McDaniel. These conversations started 2 years ago and have intensified.

However, pay attention – currently her Majesty is the Chair of Chairs at the RNC. Next Step is the RNC itself.

When Her Majesty is crowned in DC, then she needs one of the members of her court to come behind in the province she is leaving for her ascendancy. Look at who her majesty is favoring. Track the movements and communication.

Then posit this for another reason why these people are so fragile and aggressive to protect their turf:

Jessica Patterson, Sarah Nelson, Bryan Watkins, Rebecca Luby, Katie Wheeler, Molly Parnell and some others are all alleged to be making over $150K a year off of the CRP directly or indirectly. I’ve been told there are more – but with these 6 I’ve seen their names all over the CAGOP and related entities’ reports suggesting this number is easily proven. Never in the 20+ years I have been around the CAGOP have I seen this many gigantic salaries. Add in Andy Gimmecandy, David Stafford Reade, and the host of others making consulting fees that could be triple this number, and you could have 20-30 people hauling in $150K – $1MM a year off of the Controlled Failure of the CAGOP.

Please note – I am not alleging any of the above are breaking the law. What I am alleging is an insider game and absurd salaries absent results. Paying cronies and insiders regardless of results is bad business and certainly not consistent with Republican Values. When the moral disconnect exists at the top of leadership in any organization, it fails.

Further, if the CAGOP was registering voters and winning elections then 90% of the basis of my complaints would evaporate and it would be down to a personality squabble (which would be easily resolved). I could care less how much people make if there are results.

Finally, layer over the abusive behavior against conservative activists exhibited by most of the insiders and you have the complete package. Jessica Patterson is a never-trumper and her resume as a political operative reads like the ingredient panel of purple Jell-O. Lindsey Stetson has been on the endorsement list of every leftist Republican ever shoved in front of us all. It is what it is.

Perhaps going forward the dissidents within the CAGOP will recruit a candidate that delegates can not disregard with personality based excuses. Then we may be able to have a real debate about the future of the CAGOP and why millions of dollars in salaries that keep getting the same results should be gotten rid of.

P.S. and then there is Kevin Faulconer’s campaign too…

Millions in salaries got us this.

Oct 262021

This is an update of a previous post. Jim Holmes blatantly told the Loomis Town Council that he had Map C drawn up. The Placer County Planning Commission appears to only be considering Map A and B. In specifics, I have been told that they are fixated on Map A because they think Newcastle is more important than Rocklin. Who knew. The significance of Map C is that those responsible for the process only did two maps (per their mandate) and Holmes insisted on having a third map made. This is the issue

Here is the specific issue relating to placer and state election law below. Communities of Interest are not supposed to include the needs of incumbents. Why did Placer County Counsel allow Holmes to have Map C drawn up? That appears to be a blatant violation of that part of election law.

Jim Holmes has been on a rampage because it is near certain that he will be drawn in to the same Supervisorial District as Cindy Gustafson. IF this is the case, Holmes is toast. As it is, the Planning Commission appears dead-set on keeping Rocklin Split between two districts (aka Map A) which is patently absurd.

Pay careful attention to this 4 1/2 minute video. Holmes is clear about his role in having a third map created (aka Map C), he is also clear that his opposition to map A and B is about himself and he is finally clear that if Loomis, Penryn, Newcastle Matter then they should agree with him on Map C. It appears that part of the nexus for the planning commission to keep Rocklin split is their desire to keep Newcastle in the same district as Penryn and Loomis. Hence, my comment about Newcastle mattering more than Rocklin.

Now – have a look at the Placer County Election Code Below: (It is based on State Law as well)

Per AB849:

Elections Code


 (a) Following each federal decennial census, and using that census as a basis, the board shall adjust the boundaries of any or all of the supervisorial districts of the county so that the supervisorial districts shall be substantially equal in population as required by the United States Constitution.

(1) Population equality shall be based on the total population of residents of the county as determined by that census.

(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), an incarcerated person, as that term is used in Section 21003, shall not be counted as part of a county’s population, except for an incarcerated person whose last known place of residence may be assigned to a census block in the county, if information about the last known place of residence for incarcerated persons is included in the computerized database for redistricting that is developed in accordance with subdivision (b) of Section 8253 of the Government Code, and that database is made publicly available.

(b) The board shall adopt supervisorial district boundaries that comply with the United States Constitution, the California Constitution, and the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 (52 U.S.C. Sec. 10301 et seq.).

(c) The board shall adopt supervisorial district boundaries using the following criteria as set forth in the following order of priority:

(1) To the extent practicable, supervisorial districts shall be geographically contiguous. Areas that meet only at the points of adjoining corners are not contiguous. Areas that are separated by water and not connected by a bridge, tunnel, or regular ferry service are not contiguous.

(2) To the extent practicable, the geographic integrity of any local neighborhood or local community of interest shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division. A “community of interest” is a population that shares common social or economic interests that should be included within a single supervisorial district for purposes of its effective and fair representation. Communities of interest do not include relationships with political parties, incumbents, or political candidates.

(3) To the extent practicable, the geographic integrity of a city or census designated place shall be respected in a manner that minimizes its division.

(4) Supervisorial district boundaries should be easily identifiable and understandable by residents. To the extent practicable, supervisorial districts shall be bounded by natural and artificial barriers, by streets, or by the boundaries of the county.

(5) To the extent practicable, and where it does not conflict with the preceding criteria in this subdivision, supervisorial districts shall be drawn to encourage geographical compactness in a manner that nearby areas of population are not bypassed in favor of more distant populations.

(d) The board shall not adopt supervisorial district boundaries for the purpose of favoring or discriminating against a political party.

I think Placer County Counsel needs to be read the riot act or replaced with an entry level pre-law student over this. Holmes? Is he even aware of the fact that he is setting fire to himself, not only politically, but legally as well? This is insane.

Oct 252021

It looks like the SFGOP scored a major coup!

For any inquiries please contact: info@sfgop.org

(BS DISCLAIMER: Paid for by the San Francisco County Republican Central Committee Not Authorized by any Candidate or Candidate Committee)

Do note that they are having to protect the location because these are the times we live in. I am also sure you won’t want to miss this event!

For a PDF of the event, click this hyperlink.

Oct 202021

Believe it. Julie Haft, Andy Garakhani and Richard Sherman are the “leadership” of the LAGOP. Howard Hakes is one of the money men there and he is reputed to be close to the latest candidate recruitment failure.

So you will see the date of 2-18-2020. This is before the covid shutdowns. Follow along with me as I post her announcement email:

Where are Republican black women? A question that has lingered in our minds for centuries without much representation, but this past Thursday, September 30, 2021 our very own Michelle Lyons bravely STOOD UP by declaring herself a Republican Congressional Candidate for Long Beach. If Michelle Lyons wins she will become the first Black Republican from California.
As many of our readers know, Michelle Lyons is the daughter of Chef Marilyn and Attorney Michael Lyons. Michelle Lyons is also a business owner of a modeling school and a political journalist who occasionally writes for Inglewood Today.
What you may not know is that she was raised by her Republican father and she worked for a Republican newspaper in 2008, “The Washington Times”. Michelle, herself, always considered herself neutral. She had been registered as an independent for 20 years even though after she left The Washington Times, she began to associate more with Democrats.
Blogger’s Note: That Obama post does not look very neutral or independent at all. (P.S. I left the typos in her announcement email, too)
“I originally thought about running as an independent, but America is too polarizing right now. I felt I had to choose a side and I chose the side that aligns with my conservative core values: faith, family and freedom,” said Michelle.
Faith Family and Kamala, baby.
On Thursday, September 30th her message roared because over 250 people attended her launch. Including a jazz band, swing dancers, models dressed in 20’s fashion and a Great Gasby Photobooth.
“I feel like I am at the right place at the right time. This feels destined because honestly a Black Republican woman other than Condaleeza Rice is long overdue in California. We have to get back to some basics, the conservative values that Ladera Heights and Windsor Hills are built on… faith, family and freedom. Family values are shrinking in California and inflation and taxation are making business and home ownership nearly impossible,” said Michelle.
Four other speakers spoke at her launch, all co-signing that Michelle is right person to lead her district. James Mai, Founder of AAPI, Karina Manuela, Representative of Hispanic Republican Assembly LA, Daniella Bloom host of America’s Voices and Amy Bohn Executive Director of PERK.
“No one in Congress looks like us, but there are millions of young professionals who look like us, think like us and share our values. They just don’t know they are conservative Republicans. I didn’t know I was a conservative Republican until my business was shut down in 2020, and I started to ask questions,” added Karina Manuela.
Michelle Lyons is now preparing for the primary in June 2022, but she believes with God and Family by her side anything is possible. To get more information at Michelle, her upcoming events or to contribute go to her campaign go to her website at www.michellelyonsforcongress.com
Please also note that the $5 Million Grifter Joe Collins was present at the event. Collins has been living the high life running against Maxine Waters and getting his tail whipped by 65+ points.
Did I say Maxine Waters?
Wait. That is less than a year ago. AUNTIE MAXINE WATERS? And look at the other socialist luminaries she is celebrating!
Perhaps Collins was unaware that Maxine Waters is Michelle Lyon’s Aunt?
Perhaps Julie Haft, Andy Garakhani and Richard Sherman are a pack of villiage idiots that saw a chance to get the convention delegates from #CA47 and forgot to vet their latest stooge.
Similar to Joe Collins, anyone that gives Michelle Lyons a dime is a fool.
Oct 192021

Did you know there is a well-written ballot measure coming soon to California? This one is going to be able to survive a lot of the half-baked union challenges because it was crafted without a lot of the flaws of previous measures.

What does the Educational Freedom Act Initiative Do?

As Titled by the Attorney General



As Titled by the California Attorney General

  1. All K-12 students residing in California, whose parents choose to opt-in to the program will have an Education Savings Account created for them by the Trust.
  2. All students who enroll in the private school of the parent or guardians’ choice, or home school will have a starting amount of $14,000 deposited into that account each year.
  3. Provided that the private schools are accredited and register for the program the parents may request that funds may be transferred to the school where their students are enrolled. Since Home Schools are not accredited or registered, transfer of funds to themselves is prohibited.
  4. All unused funds in the Education Savings Account accumulates and may be used for college or vocational training. At age 30 unused funds revert to the State.
  5. The focus of this bill is Freedom. No conditions other than the ones stated or fraud may restrict the distribution of state funds. Other than accreditation the bill makes no requirements on curriculum or anything else. The bill does not make any changes to public education policy or affect any programs such as allocations for special needs students. Due to changes in spending and cost savings elsewhere, the bill is projected to be tax neutral. If parents choose, they may keep their public school. Unlike what is implied by the Attorney General, the bill applies equally to all private education.
  6. Funding follows the student and does not lock students into a possibly failing public school by zip code. Parents are free to enroll their children in schools that are consistent with their values. Provided that private education is allowed to continue to operate with freedom, competition for students will encourage both public and private education to increase performance and lower costs.
  7. The bill is a Constitutional Amendment and supplants the Blaine Amendment and allows public education funds to be used to pay tuition at religious schools. There have been several Federal Court rulings supporting this type of spending, most recently in Montana.

The group that put this together got their approval about three weeks ago.

The Californians for School Choice Group got approval for Title and Summary last week (10-12) But – Grenell and DeMaio appear to have a poorly written competing initiative. Much of the language is identical to the one that was posted by the original proponents prior to the posting from Grenell / DeMaio. After the original proponents posted changes and corrections, then received a favorable LAO report, the Grenell / DeMaio measure was changed to be consistent with the original initiative.

This sort of behavior indicates that the second people in are attempting to hijack something, don’t care about that something and could very well have a self-aggrandizing or personal profit motive.

So take a look at the issues with the Grenell / DeMaio effort and ask yourself what they are doing?

  1. $13,000 per year transferred into the account rather than the Educational Freedom Act’s $14,000
  2. A means testing phase in that ends after 4 years. Many tax paying middle class households will not be able to take advantage of the benefits until after three years, leaving them unable to pay for private education as they pay for others to participate. The Educational Freedom Act treats everyone equally from inception.
  3. Home Schools are not included by the other bill. Students must enroll in a qualified private school. Apparently, Grenell and DeMaio forgot that Home Schools are doing a great job! Under the original initiative Californians may if they choose take advantage of the Savings for the college feature.
  4. The amount that can be saved for college and vocational training is limited to $60,000 under the Grenell / DeMaio measure.
  5. Other differences are small but more technical. For example, the original initiative is more friendly to the needs of participating schools regarding various finance issues.

It has come to the attention of your intrepid blogger that representatives from the Grenell / DeMaio measure have been making several libelous remarks in public gatherings. When they speak, they demand all recording devices be cut off. Charges are made without any supporting evidence or paper trail.

I have also been told that a lot of people have attempted to get both camps together – similar to DeMaio’s past pattern, Grenell is refusing any attempts at mediation. DeMaio has a long pattern of grifting.

As of the writing of this blog, Fix California (Richard Grenell’s paycheck PAC) is spearheading the competing and flawed initiative. Since ballot measures are “cash cows” there is ample incentive for these guys to attempt to steal the thunder of Educational Freedom Act and subordinate Californians for School Choice.

It seems to me that every fair minded and freedom loving Californian should want an educational freedom bill to make the ballot – it appears to be more than Grenell and DeMaio can handle.