May 242023
 

Today, my emailbox looks like an episode of The Shining. It looked like the blood of several feckless Gerbils had covered my screen.

There is a lot of education but not a lot of common sense in the opposition these days.

It looks like the doctor just took the square root of Steve Frank. Ouch. (Grcar is a PHD of Mathematics)

While Grcar’s assertion about the Leadership of the party giving up on Conservatives is dubious (that split was before my time in the CAGOP), the photos and the message is three mile island disaster worthy.

What I can tell you is that Grcar will not get elected to the platform committee while the very people he is writing paranoid fantasies about are laughing hysterically enjoying the crapshow that started with the 1970’s era theatrics at the CAGOP Convention.

With regard to Steve Frank? Someone better haul his ass to the ER, because the doctor’s tangent just flattened his sine wave.

May 202023
 

Please note that your intrepid blogger is helping Megan Dahle in SD-01. Dahle has drawn an opponent who has lost several races for office in the past.

https://www.votemegandahle.com/

In addition, Heather Hadwick is running in AD-01. She currently has the endorsement on Brian Dahle and will certainly gain several more as the campaign rolls out.

Heather was raised in the small town of Dorris in Siskiyou County where she met her high school sweetheart Bryon. They were married in 2003 and now have two boys, Sam and Zack. Together they run their family farm in Modoc County growing hay, vegetables, pumpkins, raising highland cattle, and have the County’s only Pumpkin Patch each fall.

​Born in Siskiyou and lives in Modoc. I can’t think of something more North State than that.

As a small business owner of her family farm and having previously owned a small local newspaper, Heather understands the constant obstacles of operating her own business. She knows the state needs to make it easier to open and run a small business, and to hire more people at good paying jobs.

For the last almost 5 years, Heather served Modoc County as the Deputy OES (Office of Emergency Services) Director at the Sheriff’s Office. Heather served as the Public Information Officer for the Sheriff’s Office, organized evacuations due to wildfire and flooding, coordinated support, managed recovery, and assisted on neighboring wildfires such as the Bootleg, Dixie, McKinney, and many more.

​The AD-01 Race appears to have 7 customers at this time. Hadwick’s resume is going to be hard to match by any of her opponents (especially those from the more urban Shasta County).

https://www.votehadwick.com/

Apr 242023
 

First Off – Here are the Results of the Officer Elections:

2023 Annual Convention

Officer Election Results

 

Executive Vice President

Davina Keiser – 105 votes ***

Dale Tyler – 29 votes

Vice President (5 Positions)

Jim Shoemaker – 112 votes ***

Katherine Loy – 111 votes ***

Rich Handy – 101 votes ***

David Marko – 93 votes ***

Jo Reitkopp – 86 votes ***

Greg Perrone – 73 votes

Dean Gross – 53 votes

Membership Secretary

Zonya Townsend – 100 votes

Rich Marshall – 62 votes

Voter Registration Secretary

Karl George – 122 votes ***

Martha Flores-Gibson – 35 votes

Treasurer

Pat Garcia – 94 votes ***

Baron Night – 66 votes

National Committeeman

Bill Cardoza – 113 votes ***

Jong Lee – 48 votes

National Committeewoman

Nancy Hinton – 123 votes ***

Eveyln Jones – 38 votes

*** Elected (Two-year term of office)

Please Note: Carl Brickey was Elected President, Greg Goehring Recording Secretary, PJ Garcia Corresponding Secretary, Greg Qunath Asst. Treasurer, Paul Beckley Sgt. at Arms. with no opposition.

Here is the bottom line about the CRA convention as I have aggregated several people’s input. The Old Guard of CRA attempted the standard array of tricks at the convention, including picking floor fights and losing them all badly. It seems that the same thing I wrote about the RCC held true at CRA, some folks can’t let go or accept that the political winds have shifted.

The bottom line is that CRA is the only GOP group not in decline. CRA is the premier anti-establishment GOP group in CA.

Since 2019 – CRA’s Membership has tripled. (See also 300% gain)

Since 2019 – The CRA has doubled the number of chapters… all of whom have real people and host real meetings.

Since 2019 – The CRA’s convention attendance has increased 250%.

Currently, 6 New CRA Chapters are in the works. George Yang is in the middle of several of these new groups helping CRA establish a presence in the Bay Area.

My guess is Brickey serves 4 Years as President of CRA as a transition from the old guard who are fading away and is a bridge to the next generation of conservative leaders. If successful, this becomes a model for other groups about how to sustain growth and effectiveness even while time marches on.

The results (growth of CRA) of the new generation of leaders speak for themselves.

To be continued…

P.S. I served as an officer of the CRA for 15 years. That era was characterized by constant fighting and drama. The chain of events that led to my expulsion was another series of fights. It appears that 2-3 years after I was expelled from CRA, the leadership finally got a handle on the fake clubs and a lot of the remaining bad actors. In 2019, the CRA had hit bottom and has been in a growth pattern since. Many of the combatants from those years are no longer in CRA and well over half the current chapters are brand new. This is exactly what was and is needed for a healthy CRA.

Apr 242023
 

You Did you hear that the Alameda GOP adopted a resolution slamming the DA in New York State that indicted the Orange Man?

That’s nice, but did you know that the Alameda County DA is a Soros Moonbat herself who is refusing to charge people that murder Asians in Alameda County???

Come on guys…

Families of murdered loved ones, such as Virginia Nishita, wife of Kevin Nishita who was killed while protecting a TV news crew, and Barbara Nguyen whose brother, David, was killed in a freeway shooting last year, spoke about the need for proper punishment and fears of possible changes to enhancement charges from District Attorney Pamela Price.

But what came as a bit of a surprise: Alameda County prosecutor Butch Ford, who said he was put on paid administrative leave by Price, taking to the podium.

He explained a bit about his background.

“I’m half Pacific Islander and I was raised by a strong Pacific Islander woman who taught me what it meant to take responsibility for your actions,” Ford said. “I am also half African American, influenced by the first African American female judge in Alameda history, Judge Judith Ford.”

Ford shared an anecdote of a seemingly racist incident a young female DA said she experienced last month, within the Price administration.

National Fox News even jumped on the case:

Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price is scheduled to speak at a rally against her media critics, according to a flyer of the event.

Local ABC7 News reporter Dan Noyes shared a flyer from Price’s campaign that titled at the top, “Rally in support of DA Price” with Price being listed as a featured speaker.

“ALCO DA Pam Price still refuses my request for an interview, and she and her staff have never disputed a single fact in my reports — because they are absolutely accurate,” Noyes tweeted. “So what does she do? Call a rally for her supporters to come out against ABC7. Wonder who will attend.”

There are so many better things the new leadership of the Alameda GOP Could be doing. (Like trying to get above 13% registration, recruiting volunteers) It is just one blogger talking but this DA in Alameda County could get recalled easy and Chan, who is Asian is obviously obsessed with the Orange Man and is ignoring the plight of his own people in Alameda County. Come on man, do better.

No one is going to become a Republican in Alameda County because you are adopting pro-trump resolutions… however, focusing on a deeply flawed DA that is screwing over the people of her county is a winner.

Noyes, writing for ABC7 News, recently called out Price’s campaign for a lack of transparency on March 31.

“Throughout her campaign and in her oath of office, Price promised to be transparent,” he wrote. “Yet, she won’t give us interviews, she rushes away from the camera, and she didn’t allow us inside today’s staff meeting that reveals her vision for her next six years in office.” In the same report, Noyes told readers that a recent all-hands meeting occurred amid a blackout on communications, noting, “The meeting comes as Price faces criticism for this memo: her plan to reduce prison terms by eliminating sentencing enhancements for things like guns, gang activity and criminal history. And she has gotten rid of more than 20 experienced prosecutors, six still out on paid administrative leave.

The day before, Noyes wrote that he had obtained an email from Price’s campaign where her team appeared to be exploring “non-carceral” means of punishing violent criminals without sending them to jail.

“A member of the AAPI community asked Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price for an update on the case, and Price sent this email Tuesday that reads in part, ‘Our office is currently working on a partnership with the Asian Law Caucus to support AAPI victims of violence in ways that open up broader possibilities for healing and non-carceral forms of accountability,’” Noyes reported.

Jasper Wu was murdered in a shootout. Wu was 2 years old. The DA of Alameda County is refusing to charge the killers.  David Chan and crew should be all over this.

“A member of the AAPI community asked Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price for an update on the case, and Price sent this email Tuesday that reads in part, ‘Our office is currently working on a partnership with the Asian Law Caucus to support AAPI victims of violence in ways that open up broader possibilities for healing and non-carceral forms of accountability,’” Noyes reported.

Price was elected in 2022 with the help from liberal billionaire George Soros, but since taking office she has been criticized for her handling the case involving th death of an Asian child. More than 100 protestors gathered on the steps of a California Bay Area courthouse earlier this month and demanded Price’s removal because how she handled the case against three alleged gang members charged in the highway shooting death of an Asian child. Two-year-old Jasper Wu was killed by a stray bullet during a gun fight between rival gang members.

Mr. Chan – allow me to offer you a suggestion Courtesy of SFGOP Chair John Dennis who is now also the CCA Chair:

Get to work. Mr. Dennis even mentions the Orange Man in his tweet. Your Intrepid blogger has served up the information to you on a platter. We are here to help…

Apr 172023
 
The email thread started with this:
On Sun, Apr 16, 2023, 1:23 PM Steve Frank <stephenfrank@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
Aaron:  I just got a call in regard to your blog about Dan Brown and Michelle Guerra.
Your statement is 100% inaccurate–neither have been thrown out of the Republican Conservative Coalition.  No questions have been raised about their membership or support of the RCC.
You need to correct this.  If you have any questions feel free to contact me/  I look forward to your correction.

Steve Frank
805-795-XXXX

The blog was corrected. But, suffice to say, given what I had heard about Dan Brown’s behavior from leaders within the RCC and how they felt betrayed, I was pretty surprised to get the call I got from Mr. Frank.
Then Dan Brown Responded:
Steve thank you very much for your honesty, but unfortunately Aaron only likes to slander people without ever checking any of his facts every time he is written about me and Michelle he never checks his facts, and I have been told he gets paid for posting his negative blogs about good people, no proof of that but that’s what I’ve been told by the old timers that’s why 3 years ago I blocked his blog
Note sure how Mr. Brown “Blocked” my Blog as he sure knows what’s on it. FYI – I have plenty of people on and off the record, plus a lot of stuff related to my recent writings about Mr. Brown.
I did however take the time to respond to Brown, Guerra and Mr. Frank himself: (Note that I left a typo in from my original email to prove its’ authenticity)

Dan – I corrected the blog nly to reflect that you are still a part of the RCC. I believe for the record you should be thrown out of the RCC for what you have done. And, I stand 100% behind every word I have written about you and your behavior and can back it all up.

Your actions are beneath the ethical and moral standard anyone that calls themself a conservative should adhere to.
I just wanted to make sure we were and are all clear where I stand.
If Steve is still associating with you both, he does so at his own peril.
If you forward this email, please forward it in its’ entirety.
Aaron.
IF Steve Frank thinks Dan Brown and Michelle Guerra are going to vote for him on the secret ballot next weekend at the RCC meeting, he has another thing coming. I am old enough to remember when Guerra endorsed Jessica Patterson against Steve Frank for CRP Chair. I also have the CCA Chair debacle fresh in my mind. I wonder what Steve Frank is seeing that I am not – I learned a ton about his relationships within the CAGOP when I worked for him professionally in 2021… and I knew 70-80 of the votes he was counting on were fool’s gold.
I do want to make mention that Dan Brown also liked to attack some members of his committee for getting paid small sums of money for helping Republican Candidates (the horror). I suppose he’d have to be hospitalized if he knew how much Mr. Frank and I have made over the years doing campaign work.
Then – I got this comment on another post about the RCC… yikes…
The RCC is a dying organization. Cordie Williams, one of the founders, left; Woody Woodrum, vice President, left; Randall Jordan, representing the Tea Party on the Board of the RCC, left. The RCC is already unable to make payments they had promised to multiple people, people like Lee De Meo, The RCC doesn’t have 2 pennies to rub together.
This is not a take over. There is nothing to be taken over. This is a rescue operation. George Yang had no plan to run for the RCC. In fact at the CRP convention he told me he needed a break from politics will vacation in Egypt in May. He only agreed after multiple people on the Board of the CRA and College Republicans asked him to lead this rescue mission to make the RCC work like it was designed to work.
It takes a lot of a courage to step in to save a dying organization.
As to the laughable and groundless insinuation of link to China, a simple Google search will show that George Yang has been working for years with the good people in Epoch Times, Sounds of Hope, and NDTV to bring down the Chinese Communist Government.
I just don’t think the establishment that control the CAGOP have a whole lot to worry about.