The Three Year Anniversary of FBI Day Was This Week. (Karen England’s Lie)

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Oct 302013

On or about 10/27/2010 – according to Karen England, she was visited by the FBI.

Apparently, the FBI wanted to know about the Placer Central Committee’s finances.

Karen England is the executive director of the Capitol Resource Institute. They are currently running the AB1266 referendum attempt – at least it is based in their office. We also know from inside sources that England is actively participating in the effort…

… that is when she is not lying about fellow conservatives and going to the local media.

3 years later… no one from the FBI has called or visited.

How many Republican registrations has Karen England’s lie cost?

The following has been posted on social media:

Three years ago this week is the alleged day that Karen Barton England says she was visited by the FBI over alleged corruption in the Placer GOP Central Committee. Her targets were Conservative stalwarts Tom Hudson and George Park – to this day, no visits, inquiries or calls from the FBI. Karen England lied and to this day some people still believe her. (hint: most are in local tea parties) Shortly after making her accusation in public (Jan 2011) – England ran for CRA President and was defeated. I commemorate “FBI Day” every year as a monument to the power of a lie.

Happy FBI Day! The 2-Year Anniversary is Today!

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Oct 272012

Today is the second anniversary of “FBI DAY”. This is the day in Placer County Republican History when Karen Stafford England (no relation to David Stafford Reade) alleged that the FBI visited her home to talk about, of all things, the finances of the Placer GOP.

This was parlayed in to a front-page attack in the Sacramento Bee quoting Doug LaMalfa accusing George Park and Tom Hudson of felonies.

Also note that someone (who I believe is a member of the Cent Com) filed a simultaneous FPPC complaint against the Placer GOP Cent Com.

On the two year anniversary of FBI day – take note of the following:

1. Several members of the Lincoln Tea Party were recruited to run for Placer GOP Cent Com by an insane operator in Sac County who still believes there is something to the charges.

2. Doug LaMalfa, Ted Gaines and Beth Gaines – who were all involved in the media drill have not apologized nor attempted to make amends for their role in the front-page article in the Sacramento Bee on 7-11-2011. It is the opinion of this blogger that they think the Placer GOP did the wrong thing by not endorsing them in 2012!

(please note that the Sacramento Bee pulled the article down – but they forgot to pull it down from the Modesto Bee. More on that later)

3. The above three are expected to align themselves with Pro-Choice, No on Prop-8 Liberal Republicans who have used the vacuous attacks in an attempt to gain control of the Central Committee at its’ January organizational meeting. Please note that all three claim to be pro-life and pro-prop-8.

4. The primary accuser, Karen Stafford England (no relation to David Stafford Reade) has disappeared from the local political scene after getting hammered repeatedly for starting World War III in Placer County – even though we are still dealing with the after effects.

5. Liberal Billionaire Charles Munger funded $45k worth of advertisements in addition to $11k from the liberal Republican group, Republican Congress of Placer County in an attempt to help the effort of the above three with their efforts.

Mike Holmes, Cheryl Bly-Chester and Dianne Foster have all been reported to this blogger to have repeatedly in public accused the Placer GOP of corruption based largely on the Bee article, the anonymous FPPC Complaint and the accusation of an FBI investigation. Some of my reports are eyewitness.

All three are regarded as Liberal Republicans.

Please note that Karen England is now officially being labeled as a liar. Two years have passed and the FBI has not called anyone nor shown up at anyone’s door. But, it still didn’t stop a State Senator, the Mayor of Auburn and a few other disgruntled liberals from repeating said lie to any group that will listen.

Maybe they will all put a sock in it by the third anniversary? I am not holding my breath.

Today is the one-year anniversary of the FBI “Visit” to Karen England’s House

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Oct 272011

I decided to wait until the 27th to assign a date for the much-chronicled “Visit” from the FBI to Karen England’s house.

We asked Karen for the names and badge numbers of the Agents – she refused. She couldn’t even tell us if they showed up in Lincoln Town Cars or the New Dodge Chargers.

It has been a year. No visits from Scully and Mulder – not even special agent Jones for that matter.

Karen’s thought about concocting an FBI investigation lie – and I am calling it that now – was not original. David Stafford Reade, a board member of Karen’s employer did it to Rico Oller in 1999 during Oller’s campaign against David Reade’s father-in-law Bernie Richter. It has been 12 years – no one has called or visited Rico or any of his then staff.

I have chronicled all the crap we have had to put up with at the hands of Karen England and David Reade. Both are proven liars and are psychotically vindictive against political enemies – when Doug LaMalfa beat Rick Keene, Tom Hudson, George and I knew there would be recriminations, but nothing like this.

Reade and England threw everything they had at us – we stood firm, to the point where Karen England took her ball and ran away. In addition, both Karen and David have been expelled from the CRA for 10 years for committing fraud. Karen is off of the NFRA Board in addition. The SB48 Referendum was exposed as a joke and  her employer is in legal trouble as well. It hasn’t been a good year for Karen, despite helping to get her higher-power Doug LaMalfa elected to the State Senate.

Perhaps that is because when you lie and those lies get exposed, it is usually devastating?

Here we sit – one year later, nothing. So let’s do a review:

January 2011 – Karen England says at Cent Com Organizational Meeting that the FBI visited her house the previous October to talk about the Central Committee. This was repeated in the Auburn Journal.

Feb 2011 – Karen England with her moderate allies start initiating personal attacks against Cent Com Leadership in an effort to take control of the Cent Com – citing felony allegations with no evidence and the FBI Investigation.

March 2011 – more articles in local papers, Karen while drinking a beer yells “BS” when fingered as the source of the FPPC complaint filed against the Cent Com the prior year.

April 2011 – more fighting at the Cent Com Meeting, while this was being carried by Cheryl Bly-Chester, Karen was seen rallying votes in the room. FBI investigation charges are repeated in the State CRA officer elections in an attempt to gain political advantage where Karen was attempting to take control of the state CRA.

May 2011 – Cent Com Votes to Resolve the HQP issue 16-8.

Late May 2011 – an Email from DSR enterprises (David Reade’s Consulting Firm), signed by Doug LaMalfa, Ted Gaines and Beth Gaines- at Karen’s behest breathed new life in to the controversy and got media coverage.

June 2011 – a motion to reconsider fails 7-15. The local electeds after getting in the middle of the fight make the vote about them instead of the greater good.

July 2011 – apparently using her media savvy to get a story run, the Bee obliges with a front-page story accusing PCRP leadership of money laundering quoting Doug LaMalfa making the charges himself backed up by Ted Gaines.

July 2011 – Doug LaMalfa / Ted Gaines show up in person to Central Committee meeting in an attempt to pressure PCRP Chairman Jeff Atteberry. Auburn Journal covers the story.

July 2011 – Karen England / David Reade expelled from CRA for 10 years for committing fraud and bringing disrepute onto the CRA.

August 2011 – Mark Spannagel and David Stafford Reade repeat FBI charge in the local media in response to questions about their ouster from the State CRA. (Mark Spannagel is Doug LaMalfa’s Cheif of Staff)

September 2011 – David Stafford Reade / Doug LaMalfa exposed for their roles in an attempt to gut the California Republican Party Platform

October 2011 – Karen England’s organization Capitol Resource Institute slammed with FPPC Complaint alleging illegal activity.

October 2011 – Karen England self-terminates from the Central Committee after obtaining her fourth absence.

Now – something could happen. David Stafford Reade, Doug LaMalfa and crew could admit the lie and the whole thing could go away… otherwise, October 27th will be an annual event where we remember the day personal hatred caused a colossal political error that has been expanding ever since.

Oct 262011

The Capitol Resource Institute did it again. Like with the SB777 referendum – they screwed up another one, or they ran another fund-raiser.

However, this time – the insider community is abuzz as it has become apparent to many that it appears that they may never have been serious about the effort in the first place. Add to this, they are struck with an FPPC complaint for being a non-profit engaging in political activity and we have issues.

We have been documenting the activity of the Capitol Resource Institute because we believe they are a fraud. We also believe, based on our compilation of data and anecdotes that the Capitol Resoruce Institute has established itself as a fund-raising operation first and foremost.

We now have a pattern of three issues – SB777, Prop 8 and now SB48 where the Capitol Resource Institute appears to have utilized a hot-button issue to profit itself.

In the expose on the fake Prop 8 website ran by the Capitol Resource Institute – I observed some patterns that repeated with the SB48 referendum:

1. CRI employees were apparently taken off the CRI payroll and paid through the campaign.

2. The address of the Stop SB48 and the CRI were the same for all intents and purposes.

3. There was no public accounting of what was done with the money raised – only scrutiny and research in to the fake prop 8 website exposed what was done.

4. According to volunteers that were present in the Stop SB48 headquarters – the effort was disorganized and there was no serious, coordinated or sustained effort to validate signatures that were being gathered. In addition – it appeared to the same source that the “staff” didn’t really seem to care about what was coming in the mail – and the error rate on the petitions was well over 50%.

This would lead one to believe that the Stop SB48 effort was a fundraiser for the Capitol Resource Institute and not a serious effort to do anything.

I have heard charges leveled myself from Consultants and Conservative Activists about the CRI and its’ activity that suggest that the opinion expressed here on this blog is not unique.

It certainly makes sense how David Stafford Reade and Karen England could accuse their political enemies of fraud, money laundering, influence peddling and the like – they seem to be familiar activities based on what I have observed, found, been told, and have experienced through the eyes of others.


Oct 132011

Last night the Placer GOP Central Committee met. They endorsed Assemblyman Dan Logue for re-election last night. As usual, the liberal Republicans voted no: Auburn Mayor Mike Holmes, Jon Green, Liberal Tax-Raising Lincoln City Councilmember Spencer Short, Cheryl Bly-Chester, Senator Doug LaMalfa (via alternate Murriel Oles) and one or two others. Senator Ted Gaines and Assemblymember Beth Gaines both courageously abstained via their alternates.

In addition: Karen England’s short and miserable career on the Placer County Republican Central Committee came to an ignominious end last night, when her position became vacant because she has missed so many meetings.  Reasonable people everywhere are breathing a collective sigh of relief…

In the California Republican Party – Karen England would be the political equivalent of the St. Louis Rams (who are 0-5 this season and are looking to join the 2008 Detroit Lions as the only 0-16 teams in NFL history)

Karen England has now been kicked off the local Central Committee, kicked off the California Republican Assembly’s State Board of Directors, kicked off the National Federation of Republican Assemblies’ National Board, and formally expelled from the California Republican Assembly organization for delegate fraud and other well-documented offenses too numerous to mention here.  In 2010, she resigned from the California Republican Party’s State Central Committee, in time to avoid being removed from that body for running a “campaign” against the nominee of the Republican Party.  Years earlier, she had even resigned from the Placer County Republican Assembly’s Board of Directors.  I could go on, but I think readers are sensing a pattern already. . .

For those who don’t know Karen England, I should explain that her sole “contribution” to the Placer County Republican Party has been making vicious personal attacks, supporting liberals, spreading false accusations, as well as drinking beer and getting belligerent at Central Committee meetings.  She has consistently opposed conservative candidates for Central Committee positions, while claiming to be a conservative herself.  Once, she even set a new record for hypocrisy by nominating two different conservatives for a single vacant position on the Central Committee, and then she voted against both of them and supported the liberal alternative.  Even her liberal allies on the Central Committee are unlikely to miss her!

It would be tempting to call her just plain nuts, but there always seems to be a method to her madness.  Her strange behavior seems to be closely correlated to the fund-raising operations of the Capitol Resource Institute and its various front groups and affiliated entities.

Just this morning, the newspapers reported that her StopSB48 campaign had failed to raise sufficient signatures to force that horrible new law onto the ballot as a referendum.  The failure of the campaign came as a surprise to absolutely no one, other than the unfortunate donors to the StopSB48 campaign itself.  That campaign may not have achieved its alleged purpose, but it certainly raised a great deal of money for those affiliated with the Capitol Resource Institute, which Karen England runs.

I suspect that we will hear more about that later, since there was a recent press conference stating that the Capitol Resource Institute is being investigated by the Fair Political Practices Commission and perhaps other law enforcement agencies.

Karen England herself admitted to having been questioned by the FBI, although at various times she has pretended that the FBI was questioning her about Central Committee activities from 2008, which is nonsensical because she was not even affiliated with the Central Committee back then.  Two of Karen’s allies who are also Board members of the Capitol Resource Institute even accused this blogger of being investigated by the FBI, but I called the FBI myself and confirmed that I am not under investigation for anything.

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the “visit” from the FBI to Ms. England’s house. I have yet to see Mulder and Scully show up at my door.

Don’t hold your breath waiting for Karen England to apologize for anything that she has done.  That is not her style.