Jan 122022
 

Yesterday, I got an article sent to me.

It was the announcement for a guy who got some notoriety for starting a re-open schools group. I did not know who he was as in the time I spent helping clear out the Teacher’s Union Moonbats from three School Boards in Placer County, I never heard his name.

Therein lies the rub. For so many years, I have seen people come out of nowhere and break in to the political scene.

One signature belongs to Jonathan Zachreson, a parent of three near Sacramento, who would often find his children asleep during their online school classes.

He said he voted for Newsom in 2018, but he’s since launched a 12,000-member Facebook group advocating for the return of schools and is an active member in the original 4,000-member Let Them Play group on Facebook, both of which have evolved into pro-recall groups.

Red Flag Number one. A democrat as of 2018. Unless he has a lifetime A Rating from California Pro-Life and a lifetime A+ rating from the NRA as a democrat (or NPP) while registered in another party, I have a rule that it takes at least 10 years to be credible as a Republican for a major office.

So often these boutique candidates overshoot the target. My guess is this guy thinks he is going to abuse the recall gavin lists and the lists he created from his facebook group with which to mount a campaign for Assembly.

Anyone that participated with this guy should have a bad taste in their mouth as it is clear that he always had an agenda the whole time he was engaged in the reopen schools effort.

Did he walk precincts for the Roseville High School Board Members? No.

Rocklin? No.

Roseville City School District? No.

Western Placer Unified? No.

Has he ever held office? No.

Has he ever done anything to advance the GOP? Help elect others? No.

Central Committee? Member of a GOP Club? No.

So now the fact that he voted for Newsom in 2018 becomes a much bigger deal. It is also made worse that if elected, he will be serving with Newsom (for whom he voted).

My guess is that as I look in to this guy, I am going to discover a stalking horse candidate. We shall see. AD05 looks like just another Republican Primary where 15 candidates will jump in as always.

Jan 112022
 

And why is it so easy for your Intrepid Blogger to find one FCC contract after another with serious issues? Again, we ask where was the staff of the Western Placer Waste Management Agency and where was the board of the WPWMA?

It looks like there is another recent FCC disaster in Polk County Florida.

The problem with these new wrinkles, however, is that the county cut back on services even while charging more. The new contract hiked the annual cost of garbage collection by 23 percent.

Why am I not surprised to find another one of these so easily? Here is an editorial about the Polk Co paper about FCC once again.

The very biased staff of the WPWMA found an industrial accident by the company they railroaded in the bidding process, but they failed to mention that FCC killed someone in Polk County. The WPWMA staff should be ashamed of themselves.

BARTOW — The widow of a Lakeland man who died in February when the motorcycle he was riding was struck from behind by a garbage truck has settled her wrongful-death lawsuit against the driver and the trash hauler.

Court records show that Michelle DiMezza’s settlement, which isn’t disclosed in the court file, was approved Nov. 27 by Circuit Judge Catherine Combee.

DiMezza had sued FCC Environmental Services in Circuit Court in February, seeking in excess of $15,000 for the death of her husband, 53-year-old Michael Louis DiMezza. He had stopped his 2009 Harley-Davidson motorcycle for a red light at Socrum Loop Road and Lakeland Park Boulevard. It was about 5:30 a.m. Feb. 27, and he was northbound on Socrum Loop Road on his way to work as IT operations manager for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

In fact, your intrepid blogger has detailed several instances of FCC, major injury, death, etc. The WPWMA staff missed all of those, instead choosing to go on a rampage to manipulate the board in to believing that your intrepid blogger was the issue it appears.

The sloppy work by FCC in Polk is well documented and the Board of Commissioners (aka Supervisors in CA) went off on them.

Commissioners seem satisfied with the performance of Waste Management, which collects in the east half of the county. The frustration is aimed at FCC Environmental, which services the west side of the county, including unincorporated parts of Lakeland.

The operation with both companies is a $21.2 million expense to the county. For the service, residents pay $206 a year, which reflects a recent $10 increase.

Combee said in a phone call that he’s waiting for direction from county management over how to handle the matter since FCC is still under contract through 2024 to perform the work.

“Can we switch to the other contractor and have them do all the work?” he said. “Can we fire them? That’s what we are asking the county manager: How does that process work?”

Even more rate increases? But, I thought the WPWMA board did the fiscally conservative thing by choosing FCC???

A holiday season’s worth of trash sits in a smelly heap on the curb outside Graham Allen’s home.

It’s been 13 days and counting since a hauler has come through his Gibsonia neighborhood and emptied the bins, he told Polk County Commissioners on Tuesday.

“There’s a lot of trash and a lot of stink in the air,” said Allen, one of the roughly 147,000 residents of unincorporated Polk County who pays $206 a year for once-a-week trash pick-up.

It’s a service many residents on the west side of the county say they haven’t been regularly receiving.

Complaints against FCC Environmental about missed collections have mounted throughout much of 2021, and during the commission’s first meeting of 2022, the elected leaders took action to address the problem.

It looks like once again FCC can’t handle their s–t.

That’s a far cry from the technological innovations the company touted when the contract was secured in 2017, Commissioner George Lindsey said.

Sound familiar? Where was the technical review by the WPWMA???

Commissioners expressed shock that the company uses paper maps to keep track of its route.

Perhaps FCC gave the staff of the WPWMA paper maps of Madrid?

By a unanimous vote Tuesday, the commission directed County Attorney Randy Mink to send a letter to FCC Environmental with an ultimatum: Show improvement within 30 days or lose the job.

Would the WPWMA board do this? Would they cross swords with their staff?

In the month of July, Polk County received 1,248 complaints from residents who say their curbside trash wasn’t picked up by the county’s contracted haulers, according to data provided by the county.

That’s more than 40 complaints per day, nearly double the amount the county received in June.

Hey wait, isn’t this the 4th separate instance of FCC failing to do their job that your intrepid blogger has detailed since taking up this cause? Why the hell didn’t anyone in the back office or the WPWMA Board themselves ask any questions or even find this stuff out?

There is something key to note – FCC had part of Polk County and Waste Management the other. Note that it was FCC that was the disaster.

Something smells.

Jan 102022
 

Some of you regular readers of this blog might be surprised to see this.

It is quite simple really. What issues matter in 2022. CRT. Covid. Socialism. Immigration.

The left HATE Tom McClintock. It is astounding.

“If we had prosecuted BLM and Antifa rioters across the country with the same determination these last six months, this incident may not have happened at all,” McClintock said during a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives.

Tom McClintock is right.

Attorney General Merrick Garland was “either lying or is completely out of touch with reality” when he claimed during testimony he did not know about the case of a Virginia teen who was raped in a school bathroom, Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., told Newsmax.

“That case has been a major news story across the country for many weeks, and it is fundamental to his order calling for the FBI to start watching parents at school board meetings,” McClintock told Tuesday’s “National Report.”

Tom McClintock is right.

Tom McClintock took to the Washington Examiner to tear in to the Branch Covidians in government and it set off howls from the swamp.

What happened when elected officials allowed the “experts” to run amok? First, they substantially overstated the severity of COVID-19. Eighty percent of people who get the virus have either no symptoms or experience it as a mild respiratory infection.In New York, 73.6% of those who died were over age 65, and just 0.06% were under the age of 18.

How did the “experts” follow this science? They closed schools and simultaneously packed nursing homes with infected patients.

Once epidemiologists began surveying general populations, they discovered the disease isn’t nearly as severe as the claims that had been used to justify these excesses. The CDC’s latest best estimate is that 0.4% of symptomatic cases are fatal. Seasonal flu kills 0.1%.

Simply stated, your chance of recovering from the flu is 99.9%, and for COVID-19 the recovery rate is 99.6%. For this, the “experts” threw more than 40 million Americans into unemployment, hitting the poorest families hardest.

You could imagine why the idiots that run the Sacramento Bee hate him. This stuff makes too much sense.

AS the vice-chairman of some subcommittee on Immigration, McClintock introduced a bill called the Illegal Immigrant Payoff Prevention Act.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Tom McClintock (CA-04), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship, introduced the Illegal Immigrant Payoff Prohibition Act of 2021.  House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan are principal co-sponsors.

The legislation will prevent the Attorney General from making settlement payments to individuals and families who entered the United States illegally.  It is a direct response to reports that the Biden Administration is proposing to pay as much as $450,000 per person to compensate families that unlawfully entered the United States.

Tom McClintock certainly knows Government and policy. Given the brain drain that is the California Congressional Delegation – he stands out as a Man amongst Boys.

I could go on, but as a Conservative, there is plenty to latch on to.

With that, Right On Daily endorses Congressman Tom McClintock for Re-election.

 

Jan 082022
 

This also ran on Steve Frank’s Website. This is timely:

Apparently, near the end of the 2018 race for Assembly, Alameda County GOP gave money to Assemblywoman Catherine Baker—to win.  Ha is what the donors thought their money was going to, to help baker win.  Instead it looks like she set up a PAC for a race for office in 2030!  She has since used the money for expenses and polling—seriously, how do you poll for a race that is ten years away?  How do you spend money for a race that is not ill the next decade?  That is why the FPPC is investigating the PAC and Catherine Baker—who is planning to run for Congress in the Sacramento area.

But, a few months ago, Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Baker as one of HIS appointees to the Fair Political Practices Commission.  So, the FPPC now has to recuse itself from the investigation—and the Attorney General—another Newsom appointee—gets to investigate. (Blogger’s Note: Betty Yee appointed Catharine Baker)

“At issue is whether she failed to properly file paperwork related to a possible 2030 campaign for the state Assembly and whether additional disclosure of donors was required when transferring $125,000 in leftover funds from her 2018 campaign committee to an account for a possible future campaign.

“Our filings were complete and accurate and filed on time with the advice of legal counsel to ensure full compliance,” she said.

How do you lose a race, yet have $125,000 left over?  Were the donors told about this?  What if they want to support another candidate in 2030—what if the donors left the State in 2021?  This smells worse than three day old fish.  While it looks legal—it should be made illegal—no campaign accounts for races over four years away.

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Complaint launched against California campaign finance watchdog

By Ryan Beesley, Fox 26, 1/7/22  https://fox26newshenry.com/2021/11/23/complaint-launched-against-california-campaign-finance-watchdog/

A campaign finance investigation against a top official at California’s political watchdog agency sat in limbo and hidden from public view for months, raising questions about whether the government organization holds its own members to the same standard as candidates and campaigns across the state.

The complaint filed against Catharine Baker, a member of the California Fair Political Practices Commission and former Republican legislator, was filed in April with the agency’s enforcement division. On Nov. 12 — the same day The Times requested information regarding the case — the FPPC enforcement division recused itself from the investigation and asked Atty. Gen. Rob Bonta to assume control.

“I’m very surprised by this,” said Bob Stern, former FPPC general counsel. “The question then becomes, what other cases are they not disclosing? Is this one bad example or typical of how they are operating?”

Fair Political Practices Commission Chairman Richard Miadich said he instructed staff members months ago to move the case to the attorney general and provided a copy of an email dated April 29 confirming that direction. But he said he didn’t know why the transfer of the case didn’t happen until just a few days ago.

“We have never had a situation where a sitting commissioner has had a complaint filed against them,” Miadich said Monday. “We needed some time to do our homework.”

A statement from Bonta’s office confirmed receipt of the documents but offered no other details.

Baker was appointed to the commission last December, one of five members who oversee the implementation and enforcement of California campaign finance laws. She served in the state Assembly from 2014 to 2018 representing portions of the eastern Bay Area and disputes the allegations contained in the anonymous complaint, submitted through the FPPC’s online system in April.

“The anonymous complaint is incorrect, both on the facts and on the law,” Baker said in a phone interview.

At issue is whether she failed to properly file paperwork related to a possible 2030 campaign for the state Assembly and whether additional disclosure of donors was required when transferring $125,000 in leftover funds from her 2018 campaign committee to an account for a possible future campaign.

“Our filings were complete and accurate and filed on time with the advice of legal counsel to ensure full compliance,” she said.

Complaints made against political candidates and campaigns are reviewed by the state commission’s enforcement staff. If an investigation is launched, FPPC officials inform the parties in question and disclose the inquiry in an online system the public can access.

But after the staff examination into Baker’s activity began, the information was not displayed in the online database. Miadich told The Times that the agency’s “transparency portal” is designed to provide information on cases under the commission’s jurisdiction and that, in this case, the information being gathered by FPPC staff members didn’t fall under that category.

“At no point were we actively investigating this complaint,” he said.

On Nov. 12, The Times asked the commission’s press office whether an investigation into Baker was underway and, if so, the status of the inquiry. That same day, Chief Enforcement Officer Angela Brereton sent a letter to Bonta asking his department to take over the case.

“Because Commissioner Baker is currently in office, the Commission is recusing itself from this matter,” Brereton wrote, also noting that FPPC staff members “have not made any determination” on whether Baker had violated state campaign finance regulations.

Miadich said Monday that Brereton could have made clear that plans to transfer the case had been in the works for some time.

“I think it would have been helpful for her to contextualize that letter,” he said.

Stern, a co-author of California’s landmark Political Reform Act, said that the commission’s actions could be perceived to some as giving Baker special consideration and that FPPC investigators should have quickly handed the case over to Bonta.

“It’s all appearances,” he said. “You don’t want to be investigating your own agency, particularly commissioners.”

Jan 042022
 

With the upcoming 2022 Election and absurd optimism about Republican prospects – the stupid party is on overload. We already know that Republicans stubbornly refuse to understand electoral strategy. Heck, the 2022 Nevada Republican Governor Primary has 11(!) contestants. At least 9 will be at a debate in Reno on Thursday.

I hate to call Chris Bish a grifter, but after getting a bizarre email about Trump’s social media network getting blocked that was dummied up to look like Trump (until you saw Bish’s disclaimer on the bottom of it), I have to add her to the roster.

Bish is running in either CA-06 or CA-07. She ran for CA-06 previously which more resembles the new CA-07. I thought nothing of the email because gimmicks like this are done all the time in campaigns. Then, there was the Christmas Card.

Not addressed. Nothing.

Second photo provided for more context.

Jason Paletta is apparently running for CA-04. It looks like a fundraising platform may have already caught on to his grifting:

Well, that’s kind of a whoops considering you just sent Christmas Cards out…

But, not to be outdone – one of my favorite crazed grifters of all time. Omar Navarro folks. He’s baaaaaaaaaaaack… fresh out of jail for stalking and domestic abuse that is:

Mr. Omar Navarro is going to run for CA05. He has run against Maxine Waters and lost a primary to the grifter of the year 2020 Joe Collins (who raised $10 Million and got about 20% of the vote).

It appears that Mr. Navarro may have been the Republican AOC was referring to with her bizarre rant about sexual frustrations motivating attacks on her. AOC may have confused Omar’s stupidity and insanity for some sort of Freudian issue. (but, I digress)

I trust that any candidate running against Navarro in CA-05 should have a little fun with this photo. We’ve even cleaned it up for said candidate:

Dear CA-05 Candidates – you have our full permission to use this photo.

It is a new political season and a new (old) crop of Republican Grifters with stars in their eyes await the political universe. CA-04, CA-05, CA-06 and God knows who and where else await 2022.