Dec 192021
Congressman Tom McClintock from a 2020 vintage mailer.
Family Statement on the Passing of Lori McClintock, Wife of Congressman Tom McClintock:
Our family’s darkest day and most terrible nightmare has come. Lori is gone.
And with her all the light, warmth, fun, friendship and love she brought everywhere she went and to everyone she met.
We are devastated and our world is shattered. Only those who knew her can understand the enormity of the tragedy of her passing for her family and many friends.
Our only comfort is that her unbounded charity, goodness, and faith assures her eternal life in heaven, where she will surely watch over all who loved her and whom she loved.
On behalf of our grieving family, we extend our heartfelt thanks to all who have offered so many kind memories and tributes in condolence. We will always love her “more than all the stars in the sky.”
— The Family of Lori McClintock
As someone who has been antagonistic to Tom McClintock for years, I share the pain with others grieving the loss of a spouse. Leave the man alone, let him and his family grieve.
We can resume the political crap next year. If you are speculating about the political impact, stop. These are human beings here.
Dec 162021

I am not sure why Dan Brown of Yolo County is being fingered as the puppet master of Michelle Guerra in Solano County. Several sources who have found themselves in the crosshairs of the I-80 West Rampage have indicated that Dan Brown is the brains behind the borderline psychotic actions of Michelle Guerra in Solano County.

One thing I find amazing is that Brown purged Rob and Allison Olson off of the Yolo GOP. Those two were mainstays of that County Party and while they are squishes, they are good people and have generally been productive for the Republican cause. I like them both. I have more respect for them supporting Jessica Patterson over Steve Frank because they were honest about it. Dan Brown was not.

While Brown’s portion of the I-80 West Rampage has been smaller than that of Michelle Guerra, he was present and ran a recent meeting where Guerra was able to finally exact final revenge on the last holdout members of the Solano GOP.

Why does the rampage of Michelle Guerra matter? She sold her soul to Jessica Patterson in the Chairman’s election and is now in Solano County on a rampage against RINO’s. Got it, she supports the queen RINO and is now going full Bannon on her local county party.

And, note – I had a front row seat to see the Bannon People take over the Washoe GOP. Washoe is the swing county in the swing state of Nevada. It will be a labratory for weather this national effort is constructive or weather it is the tea party on acid.

Several of your intrepid blogger’s sources believe that Guerra’s near psychotic rampage is related to purging undesireables to purify the Solano GOP to conform with what she thinks is Bannon’s mission.

Guerra has publicly attacked and threatened Republican Electeds in Solano County. (Remember Solano is about 28% Republican)

Guerra publicly attacked a disabled member of the Solano GOP threatening them in front of a lot of witnesses.

She staged a public lynching of a long time Solano GOP member that was presided over by the aforementioned Dan Brown.

I was sent a list of former Solano GOP members who endured withering attacks from the crazed Guerra before they resigned. I recognized several of the names and all are recognized conservatives and leaders within the Solano GOP. They are gone now.

What I have also found is that I no longer know who to trust on SCRCC or even our local republican community.  I now find myself wondering  I’ve seen aggressive behavior by newer persons who are supportive of Michele, but who have been antagonistic toward certain elected members – specifically XXX and XXX. I felt Michele was dismissive and disrespectful to (three names deleted). I even suspect this other group is starting to try and permeate the Solano Republican women’s group.
They’re entitled to their opinions but I do not trust their intentions, whatever they are revealed to be.  Hard to know because at this point in time, they keep their intentions to themselves. (BLOGGER’S NOTE: Classic tactics of the Bannon Precinct Strategy Types)
New associate member Bonnie Horn’s comments and recent placement as a Education committee leader, the absurd trial-like central committee hearing against XXX, the heated and disparaging comments toward (XXX and XXX) by Michele and members who align with her, the disrespect shown toward XXX, XXX, XXX, Earl and Tamika Hamilton, the ZOOM electronic interference coupled with Michele’s efforts to manipulate bylaws for her needs … these all combine to take the elected central committee in a different direction I’m not comfortable with.  It is becoming a committee of followers and there is no decision making power but with Michele, no planning or any communication or authority for decision making with the elected district reps themselves.  It’s more like the elected reps are considered to be in the way until Michele can somehow remove them and appoint those who align with the other group’s agenda.

Then a different source said this:

One example, Bonnie Horn has been with SCRCC for less than 1 month; however, Michele has placed Ms Horn in charge of the Education Committee (we’ve never had an education committee) and of course, you saw Ms Horn’s widely circulated email, extremely biased against Tamika and encouraging “happy hunting” of RINOS.

If Tamika Hamilton is a RINO, then most Republicans are communists. Hamilton is guilty of aligning with Patterson, and that is the extent of it – but apparently, Guerra gets a pass for what she did.

It should be noted that the rampage queen has gotten her 30 pieces of silver for betraying conservatives in February. Guerra is on the CAGOP’s coveted Rules Committee – and has participated in the cover-ups of the by-law violations your intrepid blogger exposed.

Guerra is on the proxies and credentials committee and participated in lynching at least 20 legitimate conservative delegates to the CAGOP at the Feb Convention. So, it appears she used the CAGOP as a test lab for what she was going to do in Solano County.

Guerra is on the CAGOP’s Executive Committee.

Guerra is also on the new “Blind and Disabled” committee. Do they know what she recently did to a blind member of the Solano GOP? Several people witnessed Guerra verbally abuse this blind woman reducing her to a blubbering mess. As Jessica Patterson is known to be quite mean herself was this some sort of interview for the position?

Guerra is a unique breed, she sold her soul to the squishes and the establishment to make a name for herself and get on committees within the State Party. In Solano County she is on some sort of false crusade masquerading as a Bannon-ite. She is a fraud and both Patterson’s people and Bannon’s people should be extremely wary of her and Dan Brown.

Then people wonder why the hell the CAGOP is headed south of 23% registration?

Dec 162021

Exactly what Kirk Uhler predicted would happen, has happened. The staff obsession with “Reserves” and the refusal of the board of Pioneer Energy to challenge what Staff is telling them has caused Pioneer Energy to NOT be what they were presented to be when founded.

In fact, your intrepid blogger was told that the charter of Pioneer Energy was recently changed to “Provide Rates Competitive with PG&E” versus “Provide Rates Cheaper than PG&E”. Competitive means close, and most likely higher than PG&E. This is the case now.

When you read the presentation, one thing will stick out: The executive director and staff of Pioneer Energy are obsessed with building cash reserves fast and have successfully gotten higher rates under the guise of financial stability or something like that.

Even now – the Staff presented the board with only three options: Rates Same as PG&E, 3% less and 6% Less. Given that PG&E has almost the highest electricity rates in America, this renders Pioneer Energy to be a fraud. (Remember there is a surcharge that PG&E is allowed to put on Power aggregators that adds to the bill, effectively making “rate parity” a higher rate than PG&E)

The presentation clearly says that PG&E is taking a massive rate increase. The solution is for Pioneer Energy to take advantage of it to continue to overcharge customers to build reserves.

• Projections assume current Pioneer generation rates through 2024
• Under current conditions, revenues would need to increase for 2022 and beyond in order to cover projected operating expenses
• Do Nothing with rates is not an option

The bullets are straight out of the Staff Report to Pioneer Energy.

Then – this is how Staff Couched the Proposed 2022 Rates apparently in order to manipulate the board in to doing what they want:

• Rates set to parity for the 2021 vintaged customers; lower PCIA levels result in an average estimated discount of 12% for the 2017 vintaged customers
• Estimated $46mm reserve contribution (104 days COH) • Each percentage point decrease in Pioneer’s rates, results in a ≈$2.1mm (5 days COH) revenue decrease

Translation – New Customers still pay higher rates than PG&E because of the surcharge that PG&E is allowed to put on power aggregators like Pioneer Energy.

Then also see how they threaten the board by saying every % you lower rates means something really bad. Not noted in this presentation is that Pioneer Energy has a lot of cash in the bank already and the dissident board members are pointing out that Pioneer does not need to be so aggressive with their rates.

Please note that Jim Holmes is the chair of the board and Loomis Town Councilmember Jeff Duncan (a democrat) are the rate-hike cheerleaders. Similar to the WPWMA, there seems to be a disease in Placer County Local Government where few if any people on boards or commissions question the recommendations of staff.

When that happens, the taxpayers suffer.

P.S. Nowhere in these discussions have I ever seen an honest appraisal about how large the savings to customers could be. The suggested rates have always been tied to PG&E’s rates and then the budget reverse engineered to fit. Most businesses charge based on their own costs and set prices based on those. Welcome to Government, again.

Dec 142021

Dear WPWMA Staff: I will not stop until the whole truth is exposed behind this WPWMA contract. If you want to make it about your intrepid blogger, it is party time.

For the benefit of the readers, the WPWMA Board was ready to go with a different provider than FCC. Late the Friday before Thanksgiving week, the staff released a report recommending the local affiliate of FCC to do services for the dump and composting. We did an expose’ on FCC. It showed PROVEN Bribery and Corruption overseas. Domestically, we saw proof of underbid contracts, severe issues at several of their facilities, toxic compost that was not completed correctly and several lawsuits related to FCC’s plants causing severe and foul odors all around the areas.

How did Staff Respond? What looks like an ego-feuled rampage where they met with the board members individually to pressure them in to moving the FCC contract forward. Some were said to have even made it about your intrepid blogger.

The Staff took the time to do due diligence on Green Waste/Zanker – that they did not do on FCC in order to assuage their bruised egos from getting torched by your intrepid blogger. That opposition research came out in the Jam-Down Board meeting where the board rubber stamped the recommendation of staff.

There is apparently a whole lot more than I have written about. 2021 is going to feature a demolition of the inside of the WPWMA. You will also recall that your intrepid blogger had to torch the staff of this district because they were preparing to give a no-bid contract extension to the Nortech people who proved they were overmatched by the requirements of this district. Then there is the small matter of the planned junkets to Spain by the WPWMA staff as well… (We have leaks all over the county, and people talk, a lot)

This bombshell hit my inbox:

It’s good to see you’ve picked up the latest on the WPWMA again.  I’ve heard the City of Roseville has a separate action they are considering this Wednesday to strike (or further)  their own deal with Recology, which I’d say is smart of them since I’d imagine that gives them a little more leverage than when they are represented by 1 seat at the WPWMA (where the County has 2) even though they comprise 40% of the revenue/customers.  It will be interesting to see where this all lands.  Thank you for your coverage of the issue.

There may be justice after all. If the City of Roseville charts their own path – the WPWMA will collapse. After the antics of the staff and the acquiescence of the board who rolled over for their demands, this may be the only answer to stop the rampage.

(WPWMA = Western Placer Waste Management Agency, FCC =  Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, S.A. )

P.S. Please also note that George Soros owns 25% of FCC.

Dec 132021

Hmmmm…. Your Intrepid Blogger wonders if stuff like this is headed to Sup D2.

When I got the email forward, two things struck me. Number 1 this was payback for Robert Weygant not supporting the District Map Crazy Suzy wanted and secondly that there are few endorsements left for Paul Joiner to get.

Lincoln, Calif. — Today, Paul Joiner announced the endorsement of Placer County District 4 Supervisor Suzanne Jones in his campaign for Placer County Supervisor.

In her endorsement, Suzanne Jones wrote, “I have always known Paul Joiner to be a strong supportive leader in the community, a man of integrity and a dedicated public servant.  I believe he has the right qualifications, experience, and temperament to be an excellent County Supervisor.”

“I look forward to working with Suzanne Jones and the other Supervisors on the Board on policies that will drive economic growth, protect our communities and continue to make Placer County a special place to live,” said Paul Joiner.

Paul Joiner is a small-business owner and long-time resident of Placer County. He serves as a Lincoln City Councilmember and previously served as Mayor. Prior to his election to the Lincoln City Council, Paul Joiner served on the City of Lincoln’s Planning Commission.

Suzanne Jones is among the most recent to endorse Paul Joiner, other notable endorsers include Congressman Doug LaMalfa and the Placer County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association.

The issue for Mr. Joiner with taking an endorsement from Suzanne Jones is that she is poorly regarded in the business community at large, is a known NIMBY and is a darling of the Sacramento Bee. Perhaps these were the reasons that Mr. Joiner is touting the endorsement? Note the Sheriff’s Union – they are going to spend big on Paul’s behalf. They need more votes on the board of supervisors. IN fact, my original source that sent me the email indicated

To those of you wondering about LaMalfa, Joiner has been a donor and supporter of his for years. That is a friendship thing.

This is going to be a barn-burner of a race. Dave Gilliard has beaten Matt Rexroad in the past in Placer County, but that was years ago and these are two very different candidates. Mr. Gilliard is running the campaign of Joiner and Mr. Rexroad is running the campaign of Shanti Landon.

TO be continued…