Feb 202024

Fortune should be running in some dark blue area, but imagine that she lives in El Dorado Hills. (I wonder why)

What have we learned thus far about Margaret Fortune:

  1. Led a protest that shut down the Bay Bridge
  2. Screams racism at every opportunity
  3. Is Easily connected to far-left progressive groups
  4. Is a member of the El Dorado County Democrat Party Executive Board.
  5. Is a national board member of a Jew-Hating Group whose leaders say, “We hope this cracker suffers”, calls Jews “Bloodsuckers” and referred Israel as “Hell”.

Easily found on the internet is Fortune’s bio in her own words. It is quite the far-left resume:

At the end of said resume, she touts being a member of the El Dorado County Resource Conservation District. But her record of “service” tells someone that she is trying to build a resume versus actual service.

Through August 2023, Margaret Fortune has only attended 6 of the 10 board meetings in 2023 for the El Dorado County Resource Conservation District Board. And she was absent from January 2024 meeting. https://www.eldoradorcd.org/meeting-minutes

(Note:  They stopped posting attendance after the August meeting) – Election date November 2022, first meeting Dec 2022 where she was sworn in. This is a big deal since this is the only elected office, and only real political tie to El Dorado county Fortune has!  If she can’t attend these meetings, how can we expect her to attend BOS meetings? Since Fortune is using her “service” on the El Dorado RCD to burnish her credibility and electability in all her political communications, it is completely legitimate to call BS and also to ask why the ElDo RCD has started hiding meeting attendance from the public… 

It gets better:

Margaret Fortune has lived in El Dorado Hills for 9 years but does not highlight any involvement in the El Dorado Hills community. She joined the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce one week before she launched her candidacy for Board of Supervisors!

Dr. Margaret Fortune?

So let’s see – absentee board member of the El Do RCD?

Joined Chamber of Commerce a week before running?

… and has an “Honorary Doctorate” yet calls herself a Doctor? Sounds like we have some serious fraud going on here. I could find nothing anywhere showing that Fortune earned an actual degree. All I found is this:

Link Here to Web Page. Screenshot saved here in case she edits her webpage.

Here is the money quote: She was awarded an honorary doctorate from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for her substantial contributions to the field of education.

Calling yourself a doctor when you did not earn the degree is a lie and insults all who actually did earn PHD’s. I’d tell her to be ashamed of herself, but I am sure by this point in my expose’ she is running around telling people your intrepid blogger is a racist. This is what flaming liberal activists do when they get caught. (Note that I wrote this sentence on 2-10-2024 and loaded this post for a future display date)

She is also CFO of the Sacramento Chapter of the Al Sharpton Jew-Hating Group:

While CFO of this group, the group was served with a delinquency notice for failing to file TWO tax returns.

In addition Fortune’s own school got lit up with a $25,000 fine that was later dismissed, but the litany of charges suggests that the school was shut down for a period of time in the interim. It appears from the document that they were operating without a license or a complete license for around 11 years at the time of the notice.

Finally, Fortune touts her involvement in St. Hope academy, that was founded by former Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. The school has been scandal-ridden. And this article from 2018.

So – what we have demonstrated here is that Margaret Fortune has demonstrated a personal pattern of outright lying. She has also made a career out of inflaming race issues, including serving on the board of an organization with a documented history of Jew-Hate. She has also lied about her qualifications and appears to be using the El Dorado RCD and El Dorado Chamber to make a false resume. Lastly, she has been a party to several legal actions for malfeasance by state agencies.

Beyond being a flaming leftist, we know that Fortune is dishonest, has a thin resume and can not be relied upon to manage anything. She should be rejected by the voters of ANY district much less El Dorado Hills.

Feb 152024

In our first installment of the series on Margaret Fortune, we detailed her irrefutable associations with the Progressive Alliance and the El Dorado County Democrat Party. There are even more entanglements in the life of this activist leftist democrat. She is also a state democrat party board member and delegate. Yikes.

When you look at this list of stuff you see clear patterns. This is certainly not the resume of a conservative by any way, shape or form. I am not sure what Fortune was thinking when she decided to spend a ton of money trying to re-invent herself to voters. Certainly she did not expect your intrepid blogger to call bs.

What jumps out to me is her out and proud association with the vile anti-semite Al Sharpton. This makes me wonder if Mz. Fortune is also a Hamas-supporting Ceasefire advocate too.

“Dr.” Margaret Fortune? Hmmm…

Let’s have a look at the feature plank of Fortune’s resume (which, I note has zero mention of her Charter School Advocacy on it):

Here is who Democrats are Praising when they Praise Al Sharpton.

Sharpton first became a major public figure during the 1987 Tawana Brawley case, in which he claimed the black teenage girl had been abducted and raped by a white gang that included an assistant district attorney in Dutchess County, Steven Pagones. In numerous media appearances Sharpton pointed the finger at Pagones and declared a racist cover-up by law enforcement — with zero evidence to support his claims. In 1988, a grand jury cleared Pagones of any wrongdoing, finding that the alleged incident never even happened. But the damage was already done. Pagones’s career as a prosecutor was over, he and his family were under constant death threats and his marriage eventually broke up under the resulting stresses. In 1998, Pagones won a defamation suit against Sharpton, but Sharpton refused to pay the $65,000 in damages owed, claiming he didn’t have the money. After nearly three years of foot dragging, Sharpton supporters paid the debt on his behalf, but he has never apologized to Pagones.

Given Fortune’s open hostility to the police, there is certainly a commonality here.

In July 1991, a controversy erupted when Leonard Jeffries, a professor at New York’s City College gave a speech blasting “rich Jews” for financing the slave trade and for controlling Hollywood so they could “put together a system of destruction for black people.”

Sharpton rushed to defend Jeffries, and in the middle of the swirling controversy, declared, “If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house.”

A day after Sharpton made that comment, in August 1991, a Jewish driver accidentally ran over a 7-year-old black boy named Gavin Cato in Crown Heights, Brooklyn and an anti-Semitic riot broke out in which Jewish rabbinical scholar Yankel Rosenbaum was stabbed to death. Instead of calling for calm, Sharpton incited the rioters, leading marches in the streets that included chants of “No Justice, No Peace!” and “Kill the Jews!” At a funeral for the boy who had been run over, Sharpton said, “The world will tell us he was killed by accident. Yes, it was a social accident. … It’s an accident to allow an apartheid ambulance service in the middle of Crown Heights. … Talk about how Oppenheimer in South Africa sends diamonds straight to Tel Aviv and deals with the diamond merchants right here in Crown Heights.” For those unfamiliar, “diamond merchants” was a thinly-veiled reference to Jewish jewelers.

In the words of Margaret Fortune:

Taken together, Weber’s bills offer a provocative challenge to a blue state where black youth struggle with the reality that they are targeted by the police, but not for school funding.

Different subjects, but the same style of over-the-top race baiting.

After an investigation, no indictment was made of the driver who had accidentally run over Cato, and he left for Israel. Sharpton flew there in an attempt to “hunt down” the driver and hand him a civil law suit. According to the Daily News, at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport, a woman spotted Sharpton and shouted, “Go to hell!” Sharpton yelled back: “I am in hell already. I am in Israel.”

Fortune is on the Board of this dude’s “Charity”, the National Action Network.

About four years after the Crown Heights affair, in 1995, Al Sharpton through his National Action Network, injected himself in a landlord-tenant dispute in Harlem, which soon turned deadly. As recounted in Fred Siegel’s book Prince of the City, a black Pentecostal church raised the rent of its Jewish tenant, who owned the store Freddy’s Fashion Mart, so the Jewish owner in turn raised the rent on his black sub-tenant, who ran a record store. Sharpton immediately saw an opening for racial demagoguery, and went on radio, declaring, “We will not stand by and allow them to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business on 125th Street.” His underling, Morris Powell, vowed, “This street will burn. We are going to see to it that this cracker suffers.”

Protesters led by Sharpton’s National Action Network picketed outside the store day after day, referring to Jews as “bloodsuckers” and threatening, “We’re going to burn and loot the Jews.” The demonstrators also struck matches and threw them into the store’s doorway. Two months into the protest, one of the demonstrators stormed into the store armed with a gun, and burned the place to the ground, killing seven people, and shooting himself.

This is the National Action Network. What a group for Margaret Fortune to be on the board of. While calling for Defunding the Police, the group calls for violence against Jews… and has a history of participation in actual violence.

Now we have more problems than just Fortune’s long history of being a flaming leftist. He membership in the board of directors of a proven racist and destructive organization should give everyone pause.

In case there is any question about where this blogger stands:

To the voters of El Dorado County, I hope you find these blogs about Margaret fortune informative and scary at the same time. She must be stopped.

To be continued…

Feb 122024

Yes, it is.

Margaret Fortune has spent some $30,000 on digital ads attempting to introduce herself as some Conservative to El Dorado County voters. She is outright lying.

It is not hard to prove the theory that she is attempting to deceive the conservative voters, as simple methods of tracking down information have released a treasure trove of information.

Well, now, isn’t that special! That is some pretty special company, Jessica Morse is a flaming leftist who has run for Congress a few times, and Sean Frame is another.

Here is more if you need further evidence of her allegiances and connections.

We are going to dive into Margaret Fortune in depth as the voters of El Dorado County District One need to know more about who Margaret Fortune is.

Let’s start with a column she wrote:

As I write this column, there are two stay-at-home orders in effect in major cities across California due to sickness — one for the coronavirus and the other for racism. The country is convulsing with civil un-rest because we all watched George Floyd murdered by the police on camera with a casual brutality that has become emblematic of the troubled relationship between Black Americans and police authority. Every generation has their story.

I was a student at UC Berkeley during the 1992 Rodney King protests. Having just been elected student body president, I led a protest that resulted in the shutdown of the San Francisco Bay Bridge. I remember being hauled off the freeway by two burly California Highway Patrol officers. Breaking down in tears, I felt far less emboldened than my chanting portrayed. The police let me go so I went to the offices of the Daily Cal to write a column, but I couldn’t put the words on the page to express how I felt. I sat there dumbstruck and frustrated, stinking from protesting in the streets.

There is ample evidence that while Fortune is correct in her stance about charter schools, her whole existence has been about pushing the race narrative and implying that everyone is out to get her and other people like her.

Even while writing a piece about opposing the teacher’s union-led effort to gut charter schools, the piece was laced with anti-police and overly broad statements:

Taken together, Weber’s bills offer a provocative challenge to a blue state where black youth struggle with the reality that they are targeted by the police, but not for school funding.

If you attack law enforcement, make broad statements about how they operate, and then support get-out-of-jail-free policies… it sure makes educating people impossible! But more fundamental is the $30,000 worth of deceptive ads where this extreme left-wing race-baiting, cop-hating progressive liberal democrat is trying to trick a conservative area into electing her.

So we have a candidate spending a ton of money trying to trick people who:

  1. Led a protest that shut down the Bay Bridge
  2. Screams racism at every opportunity
  3. Is Easily connected to far-left progressive groups
  4. Is a member of the El Dorado County Democrat Party Executive Board.

Do not be deceived; Margaret Fortune, while right about one issue, is so far left that she will wreck the community she is attempting to infiltrate.

To be continued…

Jun 222015

Well, well, well… I got sent a copy of a Grand Jury Report attacking (DRUMROLL) Ron “Mik” the supervisor in El Dorado’s First District.

It just so happens that “Mik” is all that stands between termed out Beth Gaines and her next government paycheck. Cozy.

The Grand Jury Report starts out like a political hit piece:

Before he was elected, Mikulaco was not known for his background and qualifications, but best known for standing on El Dorado Hills Boulevard with a sign urging drivers to vote for him. At first, that Depression-era sandwich board tactic seemed ineffective to many. Yet, Mikulaco was elected in 2012.

I guess Grand Juries are not subject to the rules of the real jury system? Or, perhaps, they can engage in the same sort of shilling and yellow journalism that the Placerville paper is famous for?

Well – I started asking questions as to why I felt like I was looking at a campaign hit piece.

I poked around and found out the shocking details – Local mega-donor and wealthy El Dorado County Businessman Ken Steers is an actual member of the Grand Jury!

I can write with a high level of confidence that Steers and Gaines likely have each other on speed-dial. Heck, Beth may be renting one of Steers’ rental properties in El Dorado Hills!

What did Ken Steers do to influence the outcome of this “report”? It really does not matter what eeeeevil things “Mik” is alleged to have done according to the report. The fingerprints of Ken Steers should make anyone take pause – especially with his political conflict of interest and the unprofessional language that the report starts with.

It would be like me sitting on the Placer Grand Jury recommending the disbarment of Jack Duran for eating too many donuts.

Missing from the Grand Jury Report is any mention of the malicious prosecution of Dan Dellinger. Things that make you go hmmmm… I wonder if Steers and company are going to ignore the pending lawsuit(s) against Mr’s. Pierson and Harn?

I also hear that the fish is starting to spoil…

To be continued…

Apr 212015

Please note that sources within El Dorado County have indicated that for the first time a Woman has successfully gotten a restraining order against Stanhope. (We’ve documented at least three other incidences.) The victim of the below mentioned crime got a 3 year restraining order against Stanhope.

A major operative in El Dorado County’s Republican Party has been arrested on felony willful infliction of corporal injury of a cohabitant charges.

Rodney Stanhope, 47, is married, but the alleged victim was not his wife. The Placerville resident was arrested earlier this month.

Stanhope was the executive director of the El Dorado County Republican Central Committee in 2010 and a paid consultant on the failed Mike Owen for county auditor campaign in 2014. Stanhope also worked on the campaigns of disgraced former Supervisor Ray Nutting, Sheriff John D’Agostini, Rep. Tom McClintock, and Assemblywoman Beth Gaines. In 2011, Stanhope represented Gaines at a campaign function.

Most recently, Stanhope was working with the Dave Pratt’s 2016 supervisorial campaign.

This is not Stanhope’s first run-in with the law. In 2009, a Central Valley couple sought a restraining order to stop Stanhope from, among other things, harassing their 14-year-old daughter. In 2012, a Pollock Pines woman sought a restraining order to stop Stanhope from sending her threatening text messages.

Whoops. I told you so.

Article credit: Lake Tahoe News

Please note that they did repeat one of Stanhope’s many lies – Stanhope never did work for the El Dorado GOP. He was an independent contractor on a very short term project before getting fired.

Update – Kim Pratt just commented that Stanhope’s connection to Dave Pratt is yet another lie. Imagine that.