Apr 132021

Did you know that Doug LaMalfa’s Chief of Staff went to Shasta County and trashed Placer County? On the heels of the Placer GOP leading an effort to clear the democrats off of three school boards, electing Danny Cartwright to Loomis Town Council and defending Tracy Mendonsa in Roseville, you’d think someone as politically savvy as Spannagel would recognize the success?

To do so would be a tacit admission that the controlled franchise system set up by David Stafford Reade in the North State is a failure. (except for those all important convention delegates of course) Spannagel literally told the Shasta GOP that the Placer GOP is a failure because the Placer GOP does not raise money for their Republican Members of Congress. This is selfish and stupid – yet consistent with the 20 years of negative history I have with the Reade/Nielsen/LaMalfa regime.

Remember the end game folks. As I type this, the CAGOP “leadership” are trying to figure a way around the by-laws to endorse Faulconer.

Steve Frank got an excellent scoop from Shasta County:

  1. Shocked to see that the Chair of the Shasta County Republican Party has left the GOP.  Instead she has decided to join the cult of personality. 

Read her email carefully—she is not supporting folks on her committee for their promotion of REPUBLICAN principles and values.  Instead, Cathy Kneer is promoting the Cult of Personality—either you support certain people or you can not be a member of the Committee.  No free speech, no diversity of IDEAS—just either support a couple of elected officials and a State Chair that does not register voters, does not run candidates for office, takes credit for the work others do without any support or direction from her.  Like Moscow and China, Cathy Kneer supports the Cult of Personality—not the values of the Republican Party.  Any wonder folks no longer participate with the official Party?  The Party has decided it does not want independent thinkers, just drones who do what they are told—even as the Party is diminished. 

Did I mention the Shasta County Republican Party had only three people file for the Committee?  The rest were “appointed”, so you know no GOP’ers were appointed who were not willing to support the Cult of Personality instead of the Republican Party.—who would run for Central Committee or ask to be a part of it when the Chair says you will support certain people—otherwise leave the room and do not come back.

Then you have GOP County Committees like L.A. and Ventura that hold their meetings in secret and do not allow registered Republicans to even attend unless they are members of the Committee!

I would hope the the Dahles, LaMalfa and Patterson demand Kneer retract and apologize for her email.  If they don’t, it shows they are supporting turning the GOP into a Cult of Personality–thanks to the person in the LaMalfa office for alerting me to this email.


The Shasta County Republican Central Committee will meet next week on April 15th at the Salvation Army Headquarters.

I want to let you all know that our bylaws have been updated and are being processed as we speak.  I believe they will be available by then.

As to the filling of vacancies on the committee, we have to be very careful as there is a faction out there trying to take over Central Committees to change the focus.  So, as we get settled, I will be talking with folks to see if their support lies with our Republican Leadership, including Jessica Patterson, Megan Dahle, Brian Dahle and Doug LaMalfa.

I will be sending out an agenda soon.


Cathy Kneer

(sad to see a political Party in America run for the power of a few over the principles of many)

Remember – only 3 people filed for Shasta County GOP Cent Com. When LaMalfa’s crew had a 4-2 majority, (3 elected and 3 ex-officio met to organize) they abused that majority to appoint 18 Doug LaMalfa staffers and donors to that body. It is fascinating that Cathy Kneer put the agenda of Spannagel in such plain terms in her email – but this has been the M.O. of every David Stafford Reade franchise County Party and “volunteer” Club they have created and maintained to create paper endorsements for their paying candidates.

Butte County? Same stuff. Their Chair Saolo Londono who is a staffer himself has been noted for raging on people he disagrees with (perhaps he is next in line for chair as he shares that key attribute with Jessica Patterson) and he has refused to share any information with anyone he does not like. Several people within Party leadership have noted no one outside Saolo, Spannagel and Reade know who the members of the Butte GOP are. Given that Butte is now a purple at best county (Chico is only 27% Republican and Paradise Burnt causing many Republicans to leave Butte County), you’d think there would be more cohesion there.

Nope – command and control is the order of the day.

Then there is the curious case of Yuba County. One person filed. Somehow, Stephen Heter who works for David Stafford Reade is the Chair there. Yuba did not have a legitimate organizational meeting and when your intrepid blogger called Yuba out on it – the response of Jessica Patterson was to appoint several people from the contested counties on to the proxies and credentials committee in order to cover up the violations of the by-laws. I will type again that I have spoken to a couple of attorneys who agreed that I’d beat the CAGOP in court for the blatant violations of their by-laws but would get little if anything in a settlement. This is why the corruption is so rampant within the CAGOP.

Heter for his trouble screamed like a little girl on a zoom meeting at the CAGOP Convention about being persecuted (while the FBI was coming to my door, mind you) and has subsequently stonewalled local activists looking to get involved.

Yuba County, another franchise of Reade, Inc. Similar to Butte, the rules of engagement have been changing weekly as both Londono and Heter are trying to stave off any attempts from undesirables to get appointed or involved in their committees.

Shasta, Butte, Yuba – establishment franchise county parties. They are not even coy about it. Watch them all closely.

Apr 122021

Now we know that Diane Harkey and her enablers have a real problem.

(Context – this is about an upcoming OC Supervisor Race) NOTE: www.rightondailyblog.com is the new URL. We are not sure how much longer www.rightondaily.com will point to this blog.

If we are to believe Diane Harkey, she has the Sheriff’s Union in her back pocket. It is my belief that she has lassoed the OC GOP establishment in to trying to clear the field for her.

With the entry of Joe Kerr in the race, it sets up the OC Firefighters to go head to head with the OC Sheriff’s. However, the Sheriff’s are on a badly flawed horse. (More on that soon)

Now add a couple levels of complexity here – Greg Raths from Mission Viejo is running. I did not know this when I started my expose’ on Diane Harkey.

Will the Orange County Sheriffs bail on Diane Harkey given the baggage she is carrying in to the race? Joe Kerr looks like a good, safe Democrat recruit for this race. Kerr does not have an overly liberal name like Petrie-Norris. Kerr is not easily outed as a democrat either.

When you google Diane Harkey it is like an EPA superfund site. The Cops have to know. It is also clear the Firefighters are reading this blog as are others.

Harkey has been stuck in the 1990’s running the one-at-a-time endorsement drill to try to make herself look like the heir apparent. She has done such a great job that I’ve heard a dozen names looking at running against her. I guess those that tried to savage Kevin Muldoon for running against John Moorlach (who got shredded himself) are going to have to attack half the local electeds in that district as Harkey’s weakness is leaving tons of real estate for erstwhile suitors to come in to that race.

One rumored suitor is Steven Knoblock from San Clemente. I do know that extremely disturbed Gene James is quite close to Diane Harkey.

The book is far from closed on the coronation of Diane Harkey. We are going to continue our series on her as Joe Kerr’s entry and support indicates that people need to start taking a good look at Diane Harkey. She could lose.

Apr 012021

We’ve written about the learjet, the $6 Million House, the Bentley and the like. We’ve also written about the dozens of businesses and legal issues. More applicable to this latest issue is her style of campaigning which would be characterized as sloppy at best.


Apparently, the Bistango is a very high end place near the John Wayne Airport and is nowhere close to the district that Diane Harkey is running for.  Secondly, it is known as a hangout for lobbyists and other political insiders (think swamp).

My guess is this event is being done because Harkey is starting to get some pushback over her well-documented history. It also appears that her endorsement mill is grinding to a halt – so why not visit the OC Hub of Lobbyist land to hit the ATM?

The only conclusion I can draw is the above as she could have used the Ritz Carlton, the Monarch or the Montage to host the event – all are within that Supervisorial District.

We are still in a Pandemic (Scamdemic, Plandemic, etc) and restaurants everywhere are struggling to keep their doors open. Why wouldn’t that be a consideration to Diane Harkey? Is this sort of decision something that is a harbinger of what’s to come were she elected to office once again?

My guess is the OC Restaurant Association and related Chambers of Commerce are not going to miss the oversight and sleight.

Just add this to the list as we continue to unravel Diane Harkey.

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Mar 312021

Penal Code 422 PC is considered a serious crime that can expose a convicted defendant to the provisions of the California’s three-strikes law and result in a significant state prison sentence.

AS to Penal Code 646:

(a) Any person who willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows or willfully and maliciously harasses another person and who makes a credible threat with the intent to place that person in reasonable fear for his or her safety, or the safety of his or her immediate family is guilty of the crime of stalking, punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for not more than one year, or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment, or by imprisonment in the state prison.

(b) Any person who violates subdivision (a) when there is a temporary restraining order, injunction, or any other court order in effect prohibiting the behavior described in subdivision (a) against the same party, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years.

(c) (1) Every person who, after having been convicted of a felony under Section 273.5, 273.6, or 422, commits a violation of subdivision (a) shall be punished by imprisonment in a county jail for not more than one year, or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment, or by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or five years.

So – it appears that the erstwhile governor candidate either got busted a second time for stalking Deanna Lorraine OR there is a new victim. Omar Navarro was arrested for 11 felonies and pled guilty to two. 422 is criminal threats and 646(b) is violating a restraining order. Nice job Omar.

Omar should write George Gascon a thank you letter as he appears to have only gotten 90 days in jail for this, yet he will serve about 15 of them. The LA County website says his projected release date is 4-4-2021 and he was sentenced on 3-17-2021.

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Mar 312021

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I like Robert Ming. He is a good dude. But – he had all the endorsements in Orange County and Lost his race for supervisor in 2014 to the incumbent Lisa Bartlett. It looks like Diane Harkey, running for the exact same seat (Lisa Bartlett hammered Ming and is at the end of her two terms) is doing the exact same thing:

Harkey has a fraction of this list (I could have posted a second screenshot for those of Ming), but here we are. Also note, several of these endorsements lived outside of the Supervisorial district and could not vote for Mr. Ming anyway.

I should also note that Bartlett (who threw her fellow victims of Bill Brough under the bus by endorsing Moorlach), had Darrell Issa’s endorsement and not much else.

LISA BARTLETT 67,416 54.6%

ROBERT MING 56,164 45.4%

It makes you wonder about Darrell Issa’s Endorsement. It may be one of the few that actually moves the needle. However, he is one of Diane Harkey’s many straw men.

Now there is another dynamic in Orange County – the world-famous dual endorsement. Mrs. Harkey should look out for those as well. I’ve seen a lot of it in Orange County politics. Once Right on Daily is done with our expose, our guess is that several of her crew are going to be reconsidering and as well others may not endorse her in the first place.

It is the opinion of this blogger that Harkey is attempting to roll out endorsements to compensate for things she lacks as a candidate. This is not unique to her, it is actually quite common. Your intrepid blogger is simply stating the obvious – endorsements don’t mean much, they are fleeting and they tend to dry up when the winds of trouble blow.

To be continued…