Aug 312015
 

Fred Ilfeld is out of options.

He strung the LAFCO Board out for months in every attempt to forestall the inevitable failure of Incorporate Olympic Valley.

He spent $80k of his own money on financial analyses.

His latest and last gambit was to go to the California Controller’s Office and attempt to get them to re-write the Comprehensive Financial Analysis he disliked. In Fact, Ilfeld sent a list of 30+ “issues” with the analysis to the Controller’s Office.

The Controller Betty Yee understands local government and isn’t likely to pay-to-play and give Illfeld an outcome he likes.  She is more ethical player than most politicians. The Controller’s office came back to Ilfeld  with a very reasonable response: Pay us $125k to re-do the Financial Analysis, we are not here to cater to you. You get to play by the same rules as the rest of us.

So – what has been Fred Ilfeld’s nexus for this whole thing? Does he want to rule a fiefdom?

Does he want to control development in the area? Is he simply a NIMBY that bought a place up there and now he wants to clear everything and everyone else out?

Will Ilfeld pony up another $125k, bringing the price-tag of his rampage to $400K+? (Remember, you have to include the EIR, Lawyer’s Fees, Consultants, etc in Ilfeld’s total)

Two different experts say incorporation is unfeasible. Fred Already spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on fiscal analyses, financial experts, and high priced lafco attorneys like Coulantano. Much of what IOV (The Incorporation Group) spent goes unreported because LAFCO expenses aren’t campaign expenditures. They don’t count. Will he spend another $125k plus $147k on an EIR when Fred has criticized Squaw for spending money to protect their business?

Fred forced county employees and LAFCO staff to spend hours to give them a fair shake.  Will he force the rest of Placer county to continue allowing this selfish effort that distracts limited county resources?

Recently the real NIMBY/BANANA crew sent a shot across everyone’s bow in the Sierra Sun. The enviros basically said they were going to sue to stop Squaw Valley from constructing their expansion.

Sierra Watch has lost most of their frivolous lawsuits. But Ilfeld’s fellow radicals in Sacramento have passed a series of imbalanced laws and regulations that allow such lawsuits without consequence.

Ilfeld will show us all what his true motivations are if he declines to pay for the Controller Review. How? If his goal all along was to thwart the development (which is what I believe), then he will simply pass the baton to the enviros because he knows IOV is dead. His only remaining hope will be whether the enviros can successfully judge-shop for a left-wing loser they can manipulate.

Admitting IOV is dead would be a total humiliation and I know few pseudo-intellectual university professors that could bear to be forced to admit fault so publicly. So, behind door number 2 is:

If he wants a fiefdom to rule over – he has to pay the money, because he boxed himself in to a corner. He has to be able to make a case that LAFCO is corrupt and the CFA is bogus. If the controller returns a CFA that says IOV does not work – then Ilfeld has to sue himself.

Sometimes university professors show the world what the term “book smart” means. Nimbys want control of a ski town for their own selfish pleasure. These aren’t common folk, they are wealthy people pursuing this ridiculous effort to incorporate. Time to end the madness, Fred.

Aug 242015
 

Lauren Stephens by her own admission started the SB277 recall and then recruited Tim Donnelly to head it because she believed that the more legitimate, mainstream effort was to cover Senator Andy Vidak.

Lauren hates Vidak. She hates Scott Walker. She ran for Congress in 2012 against a Republican incumbent and mustered 17% of the vote. She should join CRA, she’d fit in well.

The problem is that Lauren is not a registered Republican anymore. Many of her friends on the fringes of the tea party, have left the GOP. Yet, most still try to meddle in the GOP.

About a week ago, it became clear, even to Lauren that the SB277 referendum effort was terminally doomed. So, she bailed out and left Tim Donnelly holding the bag. Tim Donnelly had ostensibly joined the effort to promote his radio show. Most of the event flyers I got for organizing rallies looked like Tim Donnelly Radio Show events.

It looks like the Tim Donnelly – Lauren Stephens mutually parasitical relationship ran its’ course when there was no more money to be made.

Some honest people are trying to salvage the effort – despite Tim Donnelly’s narcissism. Donnelly is fond of telling donors he is the most hated man in the legislature – yet is too clueless to realize that is tantamount to advertising, “I am a loner and I have no friends”, to donors who close their checkbooks and exit.

I have zero confidence that Donnelly will get out of the way. My intel says that Donnelly has run off dozens of would-be high-dollar donors to the effort.

The volunteers have gathered some signatures, but no one will ever know how many as Lauren Stephens was controlling everything in the campaign until she bailed out and left Tim Donnelly holding the bag. Stephens is reputed to have all the filled out petitions and is reputed to be refusing to share them with Donnelly.

Basically, the SB277 referendum was a sham, it has to have been. But, we told you so on this blog from the outset and despite the threats to me personally and to my business, it has played out.

At least one other person appears to be a victim in this caper – Mike L. from Santa Cruz. Mike was pictured with the boxes of petitions that were actually printed. Mike was distributing them. Has Mike been paid? I bet not.

How much money was raised? What was done with it – other than the pathetic print job of 100k petitions (if indeed that many were printed)? Maybe the FPPC should look in to this?

It doesn’t stop there – Lauren Stephens has reinvented herself. She is back to the SB277 Recalls.

Senator Jeff Stone was served two weeks ago. Senator Richard Pan (who is actually a democrat for a change) was served.

There is an effort being leveled against Assembly-member Catharine Baker and Senator Andy Vidak. This is insane.

It makes perfect sense that a group of so-called conservatives would target vulnerable republicans in seats that are swing districts (or worse in Vidak’s case) .

I leave you with this thought from a national columnist about the impetus behind Donald Trump’s early success, because the behavior is on display with the anarchists that are seeking to help the dems regain their super-majorities:

…. But instead of the far left or the far right, he (Trump) speaks for the sarcastic hate-tweeters, the anti-everything nihilists and the conspiracy theorists who write convoluted, anonymous comments at the bottom of news articles. He’s simply taken their outraged feelings out of cyberspace and translated them into real life.

Coming soon to your district, a nihilistic void.

Aug 232015
 

The National Federation of Republican Assemblies Convention is this weekend in Nashville.

It is their Presidential Preference Convention. Thomas N Hudson has taken a break from his self-righteous rampages to win at all costs against his wife and the local charities that got money from the Placer RA to go to Nashville.

In 2102, the NFRA endorsed Rick Sanatarium. In 2015, the liberal fraud known as Donald Trump will be there as will Sanitarium. I am not sure which other candidates will waste their time on the NFRA, but I know a few in the CRA will!

Recently, Thomas N Hudson started taking measures to try to shore up his tenuous grip on the CRA – including getting Bill Cardoza appointed as NFRA Parlimentarian.

Cardoza is famous for using religious manipulation in order to deceive people in to thinking he is something he is not. In reality, Cardoza is another lazy, ineffective pseudo-conservative who helped ruin the CRP and the CRA due to inaction. In the 17 years I served with Cardoza in the CRA, he never chartered a single unit. Ever. In fact, the Sacramento RA has struggled to stay in existence for the last 4 years.

Recently, Cardoza was involved on the public attack against the Sutter-Yuba Republican Assembly as he was present at their meeting with the Bathroom Boy membership secretary. It was either he or Carl Brickey – or both – that sent the information used by the Bathroom Boy blogger to attack the chairman of the GOP Jim Brulte as well as the SYRA.

IMO Hudson got Cardoza appointed the NFRA parlimentarian for one reason. The NFRA is investigating the CRA over its’ rampant fraud. 

It gets better, the CRA’s black widow – who has been outed as a main source of the fraud – Alice Khosravy is also going to Nashville. Alice and Wendy Albright went to the NFRA in 2011 and have not been back, both told George and I how useless that organization is.

I guess Alice has been forced out of the shadows to do her own clean up and dirty work. Others within CRA have attempted to help cover this up, but fortunately, due to this blog that no one reads… the fraud that is the CRA is well-known within political circles. Despite how really right the bathroom boys are, people seem to believe this blog…

With Cardoza as parlimentarian, you’d think Hudson is counting on him attempting to muck up the process of the investigation in to the CRA’s fraud. At the very least, Cardoza will leak the info that the fraud committee is communicating to Tom. These are the things you have to do to be right.

And to think – all this fighting to control a group that is down to less than 1000 legitimate members (even though I am sure they will report back some 1200-1300).

There is a price to being right. I am sure that Tom Hudson is thinking about how wrong everyone else is but him while on the road to Nashville – what a sad, shrinking world.

Aug 212015
 

Ok – it’s Friday and the news cycle gets bizarre…

A few days ago I heard that Ed Rowen was telling people that Thomas N Hudson said that the Placer County Republican Assembly had successfully recovered all the “embezzled” money that was given to the local charities. Rowen specifically said that Lighthouse Family Counseling had pledged to return their check and that they had gotten the money back from Courage Worldwide according to Tom.

This is about is felony stupid as Donald Trump attacking brown people as a campaign platform. If the local media found out that a Republican group was lawyering local charities in order to be right, what kind of story would that be?

Remember that caper? Thomas N Hudson was embarrassed that the Placer CRA shut itself down and emptied its’ bank accounts. Then, to be right – he interpreted the state by-laws the way he needed them to be, appointed 15 people to the State CRA Board (to make sure he got the vote he wanted to deny the surrender of the local charter) and then started telling the world (his microscopic sphere of influence) that Kirk Uhler and others had embezzled money.

Tom Hudson was wrong. (Neither Courage nor Lighthouse returned their donations, nor will they) It appears that being wrong is common for a government lawyer (who in this case, makes 119K a year). Tom Hudson should have taken a break from playing paperwork games with his divorce and covered the $4250 that was given to the three charities himself.

There is a price to being right. Tom Hudson made sure that the charities got legal demand letters from his right-hand man Craig Alexander. Now, Craig will tell you that this was not a legal demand letter because there are nuanced differences. Tell that to a layperson. But, hey Craig is right – he’s a lawyer like Tom Hudson.

Which gets us back to Ed Rowen. He voted to send that money out. Now he is saying it was stolen. What did Ed Rowen do? Did he steal something none of us know about? Did Ed Rowen throw Tom Hudson under the bus, claiming it was he who went after the charities?

It was Joe Dorr who called and threatened Courage Worldwide. It is Craig Alexander whose legal stationery that the “demand” letters are on. But, here is Ed Rowen fingering Tom Hudson as the mastermind.

Tom Hudson melted down at the August Placer County GOP Central Committee Meeting. He publicly accused Tracy Mendonsa of embezzlement at the meeting, then threatened him in writing later that night. (ostensibly after a few belts)

It seems that Tom and Ed have taken turns throwing each other under the bus, almost like they were separated at birth or something.

Ed did tell me one time that the only way to get Tom Hudson to do the right thing was to lie to him. I guess I should have told Tom Hudson he was right more often…

Aug 192015
 

politics4 In case you have not heard, Richard Rocucci is back.

Rocucci is in the center of this picture – to his left is Union Made Brian Vlahos (who I happen to like on a personal level), to his right is Democrat Political Operative Todd Stenhouse and my favorite local elected Rene Aggie-lair-uh.

Now why would a “Republican” like Richard Rocucci be out with the finest of the dem party? Even Andy Sheehy – on the outside left – left the dem party because of things like assisted suicide, and the extremism that has taken over Sacramento. Unlike Sheehy, who is now a DTS because that is who he really is, Rocucci registered Republican to hide who he really is. The dem establishment know he is their friend and they also understand that Pauline Rocucci is not Richard.

Richard recently began popping up on people’s radar screens, penning a letter to the editor and doing the other things you’d expect from an old-school democrat.

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Richard is pictured here with Big Daddy, Jack Duran – who I expect to run and hide knowing he is in a supervisor district that is 20 points to the good for Republicans. Duran would risk outing himself is a labor union, left-wing democrat. (oh, wait – I just did that.) You should also recognize now SD06 Senator Richard Pan, the author of the SB277 forced vaccination bill and Aggielairuh. Rocucci keeps really good company.

So the conventional wisdom is that the public employee unions are going to come for their pound of flesh. The Police Officers are still seething over actually having to have to negotiate versus being able to bully their way in to double-digit raises and benefits in perpetuity. Rumor has it that the fire-fighters are equally as angry. One or Both may well be preparing an onslaught for Roseville.

The talk is that Scott Alvord and David Larson ( both of whom have run for Roseville City Council Previously) would round out a Democrat City Council Slate supported by the aforementioned unions.

Allow me to remind you a couple things: David Larson is very hard left and is also openly gay. He has supported Republicans in the past for elections based on friendships. I’d assume he will have some support for all the previous reasons listed.

Alvord presents himself as a moderate Democrat businessman. He, unlike Rocucci has stayed true to his political convictions and is still a registered dem. Alvord has a lot of friends in Roseville (including this blogger, who will not be able to consider endorsing him because he is a democrat), and will be a credible candidate.

Rocucci, on the other hand, has a long history of being wrong on almost every issue that matters to Roseville:

Opposed the Galleria – even supporting a local measure that would have forced all large developments on to the ballot at the expense of the developer.

Opposed the Fountains

Attempted to derail transportation improvements – like the Cirby Way and the Harding/Galleria road widening that have reduced accidents

Was involved in forcing the bizarre design of the 65 freeway due to his participating in opposing all growth of any kind at any time.

Attempted to mess up the planning of the downtown revitalization – preferring low/slow growth options that would have been a money loser for the city.

… and would be a reliable vote for the unions to bust the city’s budget. (Remember all the 4-1 votes when Richard was last on council?)

Based on what I know of Scott Alvord, the above agenda sounds way too extreme for him. I’d hope that this “slate” was someone else’s idea and that Scott is along for the ride. David Larson? He and Rocucci may be in competition for who is the most liberal candidate running for Roseville City Council. Whether Alvord is along for the ride or is an active participant with the other two – it will not end well for the three of them.

Look at why Trump is getting traction. It has nothing to do with anything other than people are angry. If you think people in Roseville are not angry, and/or worried about their financial future while the democrats in Sacramento are continuing their rampage year after year making it worse – think again.

Roseville may be one of the best places to live in California, but the reasons why are what this slate will be fighting against. Think it through.