Jun 082022

Taken on primary election day

The Placer County Deputy Sheriff’s union now has a major problem. They went on tilt trying to stop Sheriff-Elect Wayne Woo. Some psycho nutbag (what I think of him) rehashed some 20+ year old allegations against Woo that were dispensed with due to their absurdity and the union crew even got project veritas to do some sort of sting. The Veritas people followed Woo for two months and their primary source was union goon Brandon Bean’s campaign manager. The following is an example of the anonymous coward commenters on the blog:

When are you going to come clean about the pedophile within the PCSO?


Only a government employee would use the acronym PSCO. The video is a link to the lie infested rampage by Brandon Bean’s campaign manager.

Obviously, Project Veritas missed some good evidence in their poorly vetted and researched video. I lay all of this corruption and slimy tactics at the feet of the Placer County Deputy Sheriff’s Union and the bay area consultants they hired.

Obviously, the voters saw through the whole union charade. Bean was also quoted as saying he wanted to burn down the board of supervisors – consistent with his rape comments from the STILL ACTIVE LAWSUIT above. (Take notes union goons, Bean’s issue is active, your fake issue against Woo was from 20+ years ago)

The Union now has a Sheriff that is going to be hostile to them and to think when Wayne Woo was first running, it was said that he was TOO CLOSE TO THE UNION! I guess that has been cured.

Speaking of hostile local electeds, the Union now has a Supervisor that will be as well.

Paul Joiner finished 3rd.

The Placer County Deputy Sheriff’s Union got their asses handed to them tonight. They went on tilt and refused to be adults in their last contract negotiation and thought they could impose their will on Placer County. They just got put in their places by the voters. Will they learn a thing from what happened or will they continue to listen to the outside thug consultants they hired?

The Sheriff’s race is done. Shanti Landon does have to go to a runoff, but most of Paul Joiner’s support will migrate to Shanti.

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 092022

So, your intrepid blogger got shelled with text messages after Paul Joiner got lit up by Shanti Landon.

I went to Mr. Joiner’s Facebook Page and saw that he was complaining over getting lit up with a mailer sent by Landon. I am not sure if he checked with Mr. Gilliard (his campaign dude) before making the facebook post, but usually, the candidate responding to getting hit themselves is not a good thing. We are going to see why shortly.

Let me answer Paul Joiner’s question and then follow with one of my own: (A special thank you to the reader that texted me this screenshot of Joiner’s own words.)

The context becomes complete with the next comment below that is delineated with the arrow. His praise of Newsom was sincere and at least one non-Democrat commented and recognized it for what it was. Read Joiner’s words as many times as is necessary.

Now, problem two for Joiner who decided to highlight the hit in the mailbox is this. There is a second side to the mailer that he did not post. I also got that via text from multiple people:

Why wasn’t Paul Joiner complaining about this? I mean, he went down to Sacramento to complain about the State Auditor’s findings on this very subject matter? Perhaps getting hammered by the grand jury and the state auditor is a problem?

When you are a candidate and you complain about a hit piece against you, it usually makes it worse and blows up in your face. Here is the latest example.

May 092022

From a confidential informant (Typos left in to confirm authenticity):

I mentioned that I and a buddy hired an attorney to send two letters to the Lincoln City Council .  One of the letters was sent prior to the council voting to approve tiered water rates and the second letter was sent to the city council after they had approved the tired water rates.  I was told by one of the council members that the city attorney informed the city council that even though the tiered water rates may be in violation of Prop 218, that they should pass it because “no one will sue you anyway”.  For your delectation, the attachments below include both of the letters and a copy of the lawsuit
Joiner and the council members refused to meet with us, so our LIFT Group was forced to sue the city of Lincoln for violation of Prop 218.  Through mediation, we were able to negotiate a full refund of the over $7M that had been overcharged to the citizens of Lincoln.  But it took a lawsuit to force the city council; including Joiner and Gilbert to do the right thing.  Disgraceful!!!
I sent you the below transcript of the May 16, 2018 JLAC testimony of both Lincoln City Council members Paul Joiner and Peter Gilbert.
And here is the state auditors report dated March 20, 2019:  http://www.lincolnca.gov/Home/Components/News/News/2504/73?arch=1.
Either Joiner and Gilbert were lying during their testimony before JLAC or they were completely oblivious to the horrible financial condition of our city. 
These are just two of many examples of how Joiner doesn’t have a clue about how a government functions or about doing the right things for his constituents.  I have more information if you need it including the complete Fiscal Sustainability Committee Report dated February 24, 2012, that has been ignored by the city council since we presented it to them.  I doubt that any of them even read it.  One of the issues concerns information about the losses incurred by the Lincoln Airport that exceeds many millions dollars.  The loses continue to spite recommendations from the FSC and more recently the Placer County Grand Jury.
The presentation of Paul Joiner to the State of California was absurd. I have known firsthand for years that Lincoln has been a mess. In addition – the City of Lincoln got hammered in court for what they did with the Water Rate Gouging.
Here is the key question – what will Paul Joiner do as a Placer County Supervisor. At best he is completely disconnected from reality and believes that Government has a right to flout the law. At worst he bald-faced lied to the State Auditor. Neither are a good look and both possibilities are a clear departure from the conservative he claims to be.
It actually pains me to write this stuff about Mr. Joiner, a friend of many years, but this stuff is a very clear expose’ of failure in government and has to be considered in light of the current campaign. I can’t support him for supervisor and people should not vote for him, period.
To Be Continued.