May 312022

Major Williams, grifter of the year (although Bill Brough is right up there as well), has finally filed a campaign report, for the first time in over a year! The problem is there’s still a few reports missing in between. Hence, a “Major” problem still exists.

You see he never filed any reports for 2021, when two were due. He finished 2020 with over $130k in the bank and then, POOF, it was gone and is still unaccounted for as of today. Are you warming up for a new career as a magician Major? The “disappearing campaign funds” act.

The report that just got filed is for Jan 1 through April 23 of this year. What happened to last year Major? You still got some ‘splaining to do.

The starting balance was zero for the current report. Does that mean you finished 2021 with zero in the bank? Hmm. Where’s that $130k from the end of 2020? POOF!!!

This intrepid blogger wonders if you’re aware that filing a false report could be construed as perjury?

In all fairness, you did raise a whopping $1800.08 since the first of the year and spent it all, except for .04 (you’re slippin’ Major, leaving money on the table) and there wasn’t even a limo bill on the report. Have you finally acquired a sense of austerity?

Bonus Round: Three new complaints have been added to Major’s existing cases by none other than the FPPC itself. Seven complaints in all. Not good MW. Let that sink in, the FPPC filed on him, not anyone else.

P.S. The last report before the election was due this last Thursday, the 26th. No surprise, it hasn’t been filed.

May 302022

With Paul Joiner, it is more complex. I’ve been friends with him for 15 years. That friendship is likely over as he told me what he thought of a previous post on him. (More on that in a bit)

One of the biggest criticisms I have heard about Mr. Joiner over the years – and I used to defend Paul from this criticism – is that he is aloof and entitled. The entitlement was on display with a sexist comment that Paul Joiner left on one of Shanti Landon’s Facebook posts:

Shanti – why the hell are you out of the kitchen?

Shanti Landon, to her credit, responded thoroughly and lit Paul Joiner up good. I don’t know who the ill-advised person is that liked Joiner’s comment, but that is another issue for another time. (Please note I saved screenshots of the FB ad and the original thread Joiner’s Comment came from in case any hair-splitters attempt to contest the authenticity of this)

Take note of the line in the first paragraph. “Mr. Joiner was and still is the only elected official that refused to meet with me in my role as the Director to Supervisor Weygandt.

Before I decided to go into battle on Shanti’s behalf (thus honoring a personal commitment I made to her FOUR years prior (it was at the waffle house in N Roseville in 2018)), I attempted to reach Paul with at least two text messages, one email, and at least two voicemail messages that I recall. I did not receive a response. One of the most consistent criticisms against Mr. Joiner is his refusal to promptly return phone calls and messages from anyone.

I wanted to tell Mr. Joiner that I was supporting Shanti and why. Clearly, he did not want to hear the message, and now our friendship is basically over. That is his fault, not mine. I had attempted to reach him to honor our long-standing friendship.

Before this campaign – I was unaware that Paul Joiner went to Sacramento to testify to the legislature in defense of ripping off the ratepayers of Lincoln. I knew about Lincoln getting sued and figured it was something similar to repeals of taxes in Roseville. When I did research, I realized that Mr. Joiner’s entire attitude towards government is wrong. He does not govern like the Conservative I know him to be.

His derisive comments to Shanti are even more absurd when the other most common criticism of Joiner is his allegiance to Lincoln City Staff. He was effectively mortgaging his own reputation on the floor of the committee room in Sacramento, defending the staff whose idea it was to rip off the ratepayers of Lincoln!

Then the financial maladies and his half-measures to address them come into much clearer focus. Paul has been on the Lincoln Council since 2008, and the city has never been highly regarded for its’ management.

Contrast this to the hundreds of meetings and thousands of hours Shanti Landon spent getting the Placer County Conservation Plan implemented. Perhaps this is why Joiner got so triggered. His campaign has not gone how he thinks it should, and the stark contrast between servant leadership and family legacy leadership was laid bare.

Many years ago, when I first quit drinking, I met Paul’s father, Charles Joiner. Mr. Joiner died in his late 90’s with over 50 years of sobriety. Charles Joiner founded the Rocklin Fellowship of AA, where I spent a lot of time early in sobriety. I am one of many people whose life was affected significantly by Charles Joiner, and Paul has benefitted from that goodwill.

Similar to the previous posts where I had to unload on Paul, this one was not easy to write. The conclusion is simple, though, Paul Joiner should have learned more from his father’s example. I spent many hours with Charles Joiner in my formative years of sobriety, and the man was solid spiritually and had a high work ethic and commitment to service. Shanti Landon will beat Paul Joiner in this election because of all three of these traits she shares in common with the late Mr. Joiner.

I wish my friend of many years had emulated his father more in how he governed. Had he done so, I’d have been supporting him over Shanti.

May 292022

Have a look at this screenshot from the San Mateo County Ballot. Note what is missing.

Is the “Leadership” of the CAGOP intentionally trying to drive the party into the abyss? Why should anyone fight for a CAGOP endorsement if running statewide?

The CAGOP held its endorsing convention after the SOS deadline for inclusion in the sample ballot. Did Kevin McCarthy tell his minions to do this on purpose? This is idiotic.

Note Placer County. Also note the error in AD01, Gallagher is AD03.

The fact that Placer County’s ballot has some endorsements listed proves that the CAGOP leadership could have gotten the statewide endorsements in to the ballot if they wanted to.

For my purposes working with Cordie Williams for Senate, this is a huge blow to Mark Meuser as his primary advantage over Cordie has been nullified. Meuser does not have a pot to piss in, so he is not going to be able to use the bulk mail permit that you get with a CAGOP endorsement.

You’d think I’d be happy, given that I opposed Brian Dahle’s endorsement by the CAGOP (I worked with Jenny Rae Le Roux at the time).

I am not. This stupidity means that there will likely be no Republicans in the runoff again for all statewide offices. Again.

There is a democrat turned NPP named Schellenberger whose campaign is being run by all the Arnold people. (Think party destroying trump-haters) Schellenberger is wealthy and now has an easier time leapfrogging the 4 viable Republicans seeking that office.

Rob Bonta is spending a million+ dollars trying to nominate Eric Early in the AG race, knowing that Nathan Hochman or Ann Marie Schubert (who still refuses to prosecute Bill Brough) would be a much bigger threat. Hochman got endorsed by the CAGOP and has raised a ton of money but his level of difficulty is far higher due to this decision by CAGOP “leadership”. Bonta would not be spending millions on Eric Early if the CAGOP did their job.

You could also have a non Republican in the runoff in the Insurance Commissioner race.

This behavior and decision by the CAGOP to continually do stupid things gives credence to those that think it is a deliberate suicide pact.

If the CAGOP endorsed candidates miss the runoff en masse – this will be the latest confirmation that the CAGOP is a joke and is dead. This time, it is not your intrepid blogger saying it, it is their actions causing it to be true.

May 292022

The New Logo for the Placer Good Government PAC Made in Honor of Placer County Counsel

I have written about Placer County Counsel before. I think she is an idiot and when you are done reading this post, you will also.

When I founded the Placer Good Government PAC and – Placer County Counsel went berserk because we used an altered logo for the County of Placer that she thought looked too much like the original. So she sent one of her junior assistants to send me a legal demand letter threatening all sorts of heinous stuff unless I bowed to her eminence. So, the logo was changed to the above.

The same moron is still Placer County Counsel today.

Recently, Placer CEO Todd Leopold was in an accident that involved a fatality. Black Lives Matter has been all over this alleging some sort of cover up. I used one of the local leftist TV stations because the communist rag printed in the basement of the Russian consulate has a paywall.

Placer County Executive Todd Leopold has been placed on paid administrative leave effective immediately, the Board of Supervisors confirmed to KCRA 3 on Friday.

The decision comes over a week after Leopold came forward as the driver who hit and killed Inderkum High School basketball player Anthony Williams in March. It’s unclear if he was placed on administrative leave due to the deadly crash.

The Rocklin Police Department said Leopold was not at fault and that he would not be charged.

The crash happened on March 19 on Lonetree Boulevard and Adams Drive. The Natomas Unified School District identified Williams as a student and basketball player at the school. Police said Williams was walking on the road when he was hit and killed that night. Police at the time of the crash said the driver was cooperating with the investigation.

I have been aware of this issue for about a month and did not write about it because the local electeds I spoke to asked me not to.

What happened is that Anthony Williams appears to have committed suicide by car. Leopold was driving home from the Gym. The kid was in the middle of the street, another car was stopped, Leopold moved to go around that car and saw Williams too late to react. Leopold, who is a Christian Man has been devastated by the incident.

Enter the idiot.

She advised everyone not to talk about the situation and keep it quiet. What a complete fool.

I was first alerted to this because the Rocklin PD was investigating a fatality accident but was not releasing the names of the subjects involved. I found the Black Lives Matter conspiracy theories and began to piece together what was happening.

Thanks to Placer County Counsel, Leopold has been living with this nightmare with no outlet. If BLM and their butt-monkeys in the Sacramento Pravda want a boogie man – it should be Placer County Counsel.

As it is, the Sacramento Pravda are smearing Leopold and gleefully railing Placer County because it feeds their seething rage towards the conservative government of Placer County. The Pravda is publishing Leopold’s past driving maladies to create a false narrative surrounding the accident. This kind of slime fits right in with the thinly researched, slothful reporting that Hannah Holzer, Marcos Breton and others represent.

I understand more details about the accident and about the young man that was killed. It is my belief that the Sacramento Pravda is refusing to print those, similar to the national media when they try to create race wars. The kid had quite a history and that was indeed a factor. Look at the report from the Rocklin PD when it is available, the situation is tragic all the way around.

What should the idiot Placer County Counsel have done instead? Every experienced crisis manager has a 72 hour rule. Wait 72 hours and release a statement then turn it over to law enforcement.

While the Placer DA’s office has the file and is reviewing it, it is unlikely that Leopold will get prosecuted. But, because the idiot Placer County Counsel told everyone to shut up about the incident, people like BLM and the Sacramento Pravda get to scream “cover up” and Mr. Leopold’s agony is magnified.

I’d tell the Placer Board of Supervisors to fire Placer County Counsel, but there appears to be a disease across all levels of Placer County Government. Few if any can stomach crossing swords with staff.

May 282022

Wowzers. I’ve listened to people trash the electronic voting system the CAGOP has been using since it started. Most compare it to the Dominion Voting Machines that George Soros invested heavily in.

I don’t believe that the CAGOP Staff altered outcomes. However, there have been a lot of completely absurd things happening. Kevin McCarthy owns this as his minions control the CAGOP and he should be embarrassed at what he has created.

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Following the 2022 Convention, the CRP received incomplete voter information from our vendor for voting, Padgett. While Padgett successfully delivered to CRP the list of total vote
counts from each vote and the votes cast by each keypad, they were unable to provide the names associated with each keypad.
We are outraged by this development. The attached memo from Padgett walks through the chain of events that led to this outcome. We have also included the Convention packet with voter and voting information that was successfully collected.
Following the steps taken by Padgett in a failed effort to recover the missing voter names, as outlined in their memo, the CRP took the added step of having the hard drive that should have held the information sent to us. Our team will undergo a final attempt to recover the missing information on the hard drive. As of this publication, we have not yet received the hard drive that has been shipped by Padgett.
We’ve contracted Padgett on several occasions in recent years without issue and are extremely disappointed that the 2022 Convention was an exception. Padgett failed to deliver on important information that they were obligated to provide, and the CRP will withhold payment to the vendor in response. We will not be utilizing their services at future Conventions.
How about a good old fashioned paper ballot? Division of the house? Etc? #EPICFAIL