Friday, April 16, 2010

Are People Stupid?

The Orange County Register just released "Petitioners conned voters into switching to the GOP". So, how did these "voters" get "conned"? Under one of the very humorous photos of ticked-off libs is this: "Melissa Healy, 24, says she has voted for Barack Obama and John Kerry, but ended up on the voter rolls as a Republican because a signature gatherer at UC Irvine told her to mark herself as a Republican when she was signing some papers on campus." She really must be a dope to actually do as she is told without questioning the intentions of the person telling her to do something. Melissa must be the sort of person Mother warned you about, "If everyone jumped off a bridge, would you?" Melissa might, if you told her to. But in the interest of giving Melissa some benefit of doubt I have to ask what the circumstances were behind the "petitioner" who told her to mark herself as a republican. Was she somehow intimidated? Was he a good-looking guy who had her in some sort of trance? What happened? Surely the "petitioner" didn't force her to do it or there would be a police report on her incident.

So, why did all of these people switch to the GOP? Were they stupid or were they conned? We find the answer to our questions in the 5th paragraph:

"All of the voters identified by the Register are listed as under 28 years old; many said they knew little about politics or voting. A few, when told they were listed on the county voter rolls as a Republican, asked, 'What is a Republican?'"

As I suspected: Stupid! Read every word and understand it BEFORE you sign ANYTHING! Didn't your parents or teachers ever tell you that? Sometimes, you get what you deserve.

Bill Hunt - Upcoming Events


Friday, April 16, Brown Residence, San Juan Capistrano BUY TICKETS







Friday, April 23, Sheriff Joe Arpaio cocktail reception, 4:30-6:30
Pacific Club, Newport Beach

Saturday, April 24, Sheriff Joe Arpaio Costa Mesa Rally, $25, 10:00 AM – Noon


Friday, April 30, Newport Beach Poker Tournament, 6:00 PM,  2122 Newport Boulevard

Saturday, May 8, Hunt Motorcycle Ride for the Heroes


Thursday, May 13, Fundraiser with Assemblyman Chris Norby, Bushala Residence, Fullerton



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5160 Birch Street, Suite 100, Newport Beach
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Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Voice of Type O- Dead at 48

For those who know of Type O Negative, you are probably in shock that the 48-year old 6' 7" gothic singer, Peter Steele, is gone.  I was fortunate enough to see him two years ago at the House of Blues in Anaheim.  His vocals and witty sense of humor will be missed.

Shawn Nelson To Speak At Tax Day Tea Party Event - REMINDER

Stand up for Shawn Nelson and your liberty - TODAY!!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas Looses Battle

I first learned of the story from whoiscraighunter.org.  The L.A. Times is reporting that the DA wrongfully fired an investigator who was investigating one of Rackauckas's pals.

Here is the L.A. Times story:
O.C. detective wins back job after being fired for investigating political donor
April 8, 2010 4:11 pm
 A veteran Orange County district attorney’s investigator who was fired after he refused to drop his probe into one of the district attorney’s close friends and political contributors has, for a second time, won back his job and will probably get more than $1 million in back pay.

Lyle Wilson was fired in 2002 for his handling of an investigation into the business dealings of Patrick Di Carlo, a wealthy Newport Beach businessman and supporter of Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas.


The firing brought criticism of Rackauckas early in his career as district attorney and led to an Orange County Grand Jury report that accused the district attorney of interfering in criminal investigations involving political contributors.


In an opinion filed Wednesday, appellate court Justice Eileen C. Moore wrote that the case “arises against a backdrop of political intrigue and purported cover-ups.”

The controversy started in 2000 after Wilson was assigned to investigate allegations that Di Carlo was the victim of extortion. Wilson and his supervisor subsequently shifted the investigation to Di Carlo for purported violations of federal and state securities laws.


Rackauckas later suspended Wilson and his supervisor and accused them of stealing evidence. He also accused Wilson of investigating Di Carlo, even after he was ordered off the case, and of talking about the case with the media.


Following about two years’ paid suspension, Wilson was fired for insubordination, untruthfulness and violating the district attorney’s media policy.


In 2008, a Los Angeles Superior Court ruled that the district attorney erred when Wilson was fired for insubordination and ordered the firing vacated.


But rather than reinstate Wilson, county officials told Wilson the reason for his firing had been changed.


The move was an attempt to “game the system by backdating an amended discharge order and hoping it would fly,” Moore wrote in the opinion.


“It was a no-brainer,” said Corey Glave, Wilson’s attorney. “The county tried to play a game to do an end run around the court’s judgment without appealing it and it backfired.”


The district attorney’s office received the opinion on Thursday and was “exploring all legal options to decide what our next step is,” spokeswoman Susan Kang Schroeder said.


-- Paloma Esquivel

Email: newstips@latimes.com

Twitter: @latimescitydesk @lanow
Facebook: latimescitydesk

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Shawn Nelson Precinct Walk - La Habra



La Habra Precinct Walk
Saturday, April 17th

Please come join Shawn for lunch at 1pm
We will start walking at 2pm

Location: Oeste Park - 2300 W. Lambert Rd.
(Just West Of Beach Blvd)

We have 3 more weekends to walk until Absentee Ballots hit mailboxes!

Note: If you would like to walk a different area, please call
or email the campaign so that we may coordinate a
precinct packet drop-off at your convenience.

RSVP: audra@nelsonforsupervisor.com
Cell - (949) 903-6840
Office - (714) 973-2444





www.NelsonForSupervisor.com

Shawn Nelson for Supervisor 2010 • FPPC ID # 1316599



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Craig Hunter's Smoke Screen With Haidl's Pot















Red County is at it again. Every time it looks like Bill Hunt is gaining momentum the Hunter/Schroeder wannabe posse attempts to ride his coattails. This time, like always, the Hunter/Schroeder Public Trust Wrecking Crew dredges up the Gregory Haidl pot incident as if it were some major drug deal that was covered up. The only thing major about it was that Greg Haidl was involved and that Carona and Jaramillo repeatedly attempted to cover it up.

Recently, I found a short set of transcripts from the USA vs. Carona trial in my email's inbox. The parts I received pertained to Gregory Haidl and very loosely to Bill Hunt. The one person who supposedly was told by Hunt to NOT arrest the suspects that night has since died. When Sgt. Downing died, he took with him the truth about what Bill Hunt said. Since the beginning, Hunt's story has remained the same. Further if anyone had a shred of evidence that Hunt did something illegal, why didn't the U.S. Attorney go after Hunt in the indictment with Carona and his posse? Because there is no evidence that Hunt did anything illegal. In fact, the California Attorney General's report says as much and goes further to say that Hunt did not break departmental policy with his role as chief of police services. The one guy who really botched up the field work and subsequent reporting and evidence booking was Sgt. Downing. Everything Roche had to say about Hunt was regarding Roche's claim that he was ordered to omit facts from his report which was debunked by Sgt. Gaffner's signed statement that supports Hunt's side of the story.

No, I am inclined to believe Gaffner and Hunt over a pissed off deputy who had his toes stepped on by all of his supervisors; first by his sergeant (Downing) and second by two other supervisors (Gaffner & Hunt). I still think it was Roche who violated departmental policy by leaking the audio and video recordings to the media. Roche was the one with the chip on his shoulder and wanted to get even with management. The only problem is that it's his word against two supervisors, one of which (Gaffner) was independent of the rest of the incident. Not helping Schroeder or Hunter are the facts found by R. Scott Moxley of OC Weekly when he pulled the phone records and found that Carona had lied about his hand in the Haidl affair.

As whoiscraighunter.org has reported, Schroeder was Carona's puppet master as he is now Hunter's. That means Schroeder and his wife (who works in the DA's office and is now the DA's Chief of Staff) had access to sensitive information and unique opportunities to tip off Carona about what the Grand Jury and DA's Office were doing when it came to investigating him and his posse. It wasn't until the Feds got involved that we started to see what was really going on. So, let's recap that thought: Schroeder had Carona and the DA in his pocket. Carona specifically asked the attorney general to NOT investigate. Carona walked free throwing everyone in his posse under the stage coach until he was the last man standing. Then the Feds caught him on tape saying some pretty bad stuff. Of course the Feds were a little out of reach of the Schroeders' grasp and eventually Carona was indicted on the somewhat minor charge of witness tampering (minor considering what Carona was charged with).


And of course, Schroeder et al are back with their pot laced smoke screen buying off the Red County boys (and maybe girl) to get their guys, Craig Hunter and Mike Schroeder, into the Sheriff's Office so we can have Mike Carona reincarnated in the Osborne Building.


All this over a small bag of dope!  But we have to keep in mind that the kids at Red County are just doing the job that they are paid to do

Monday, April 12, 2010

Debra Saunders: Principal aims for Poizner's reputation

Debra Saunders from the San Francisco Chronicle wrote an interesting opinion article in the OC Register which highlights the hypocrisy of Mount Pleasant High School principal Teresa Marquez. Marquez, who accepted and apparently, at least on some level, supported Steve Poizner as a volunteer teacher, now claims Poizner doesn't know what he's talking about. The principal went so far as to confront Poizner at a book signing event.  Read the CBS5 (San Jose) story here.

I wonder if the CTA or PTA had anything to do with it...

Power & Control: LSD in The Sixties. Part One. A Film By Aron Ranen

As a follow-up to the NYT story on hallucinogens and legitimate research, here is a YouTube video that was brought to my attention by its director/producer, Aron Ranen.

NYT - Hallucinogens Have Doctors Tuning In Again

Maybe that crazy guy with th magic mushrooms was crazy - but he was not depressed...

The New York Times is running a story about the use of psilocybin for treating depression.  The report says that one patient, Dr. Martin, ..."credits that six-hour experience with helping him overcome his depression and profoundly transforming his relationships with his daughter and friends."

Read the complete report here...and hang on man!

PTA Wants to Raise Your Taxes

Story by Chris Thompson at FriendsForFullertonsFuture.org

Parents, the PTA that you all belong to is behind trying to raise your property taxes by reducing the threshold for passage of parcel taxes.


The California State PTA has endorsed the “Local Control of Local Classrooms Funding Act” which reduces the voter approval requirement to raise taxes from 2/3rds down to 55%. This will make it much easier for local school districts to place new property taxes on local homeowners to benefit the teachers’ unions.

Your local PTA: Always thinking of the children

QUIT THE PTA. It is a bad lobbying organization disguised as an innocent thrower of classroom ice cream parties. It hurts children, families, the state and the country.

Moms and dads can help in the classroom, support schools and be great parents without supporting this organization which is stabbing you in the back as a pawn of teachers unions.
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On a personal note, my wife and I took our son out of the local pubic school system because of what we saw as a broken system that served as a babysitting organization rather than an institution of primary education.  In my opinion, the local PTA caused more harm than good.   

Greg Sebourn

Orange County Bail Bonds

The Beauty of a Storm

The Beauty of a Storm
Orange County, Ca.

My Grandma - A Eulogy

LET'S TALK ABOUT 1914 FOR A MOMENT.



FOR STARTERS, GRANDMA WAS BORN TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1914 IN HER FAMILY'S ATWOOD RANCH HOUSE.



IT IS WORTH NOTING THOSE ALSO BORN IN 1914:

JACK LALANNE

JOE DIMAGGIO

DANNY THOMAS



AND WHO DIED IN 1914:

JOHN MUIR, THE FAMOUS NATURALIST FOR WHICH NUMEROUS ROADS, PARKS, HOTELS, AND NATURE RESERVES ARE NAMED.



IT IS ALSO WORTH NOTING THAT IN 1914 WOODROW WILSON SIGNS MOTHER'S DAY PROCLAMATION AND BABE RUTH MAKES HIS MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT WITH THE RED SOX. MOTHER'S DAY AND BASEBALL- TWO OF MY FAVORITES!! (PERHAPS HER NICKNAME "BABE" CAME FROM BABE RUTH???)



GRANDMA WAS BORN INTO A PERIOD OF TIME FILLED WITH TURMOIL. IN JUNE OF 1914 ARCHDUKE FRANZS FERDINAND WAS ASSASSINATED. WITHIN ONE MONTH WORLD WAR I RAGED ACROSS EUROPE. TWO DAYS AFTER HER BIRTH HOWEVER, GERMAN AND BRITISH TROOPS INTERRUPTED WWI TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS. (PERHAPS THEY PAUSE KNOWING THAT A GREAT WOMAN WAS BORNE) WORLD WAR I CONTINUED UNTIL THE TREATY OF VERSAILLES IN 1919.



ALTHOUGH SHE WAS ONLY 5 YEARS OLD, SHE SAW THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS CREATED AND THE 19TH AMENDMENT WAS APPROVED BY THE U.S. CONGRESS GUARANTEEING THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN TO VOTE.



SHE LIVED THROUGH MANY NOTABLE EVENTS. LIKE THE 1933 LONG BEACH EARTHQUAKE OR WHEN ATWOOD FLOODED ALONG WITH MOST OF ORANGE COUNTY IN 1938 AND THE FLOOD-WATERS CLAIMED MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE, 43 OF WHICH WERE FROM ATWOOD! ALL OF THIS DURING A TIME THAT WE READ ABOUT IN SCHOOL AND KNOWN AS "THE GREAT DEPRESSION". SOMEWHERE IN ALL OF THAT SHE FOUND THE LOVE OF HER LIFE, GRANDPA LEO, GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL, GOT MARRIED, AND HAD KIDS!



THEN THERE WAS WORLD WAR II. FROM PEARL HARBOR TO HIROSHIMA, GRANDMA WAS RAISING MY UNCLE BOB AND MOM ARLINE. WITH AIR-RAID SIRENS AND BLACKOUTS SHE WAS A WIFE AND MOTHER. WHAT A TIME TO RAISE CHILDREN! I BET GRANDMA'S PARENTS WERE ABEL TO TELL HER A THING OR TWO ABOUT RAISING KIDS IN WARTIME.



GRANDMA WAS THERE WHEN THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA HELD THEIR 3RD ANNUAL NATIONAL JAMBOREE IN 1953. SHE SAW AIRBASES OPEN IN '42 AND CLOSE IN '99. SHE WATCHED WALTER KNOTT START UP HIS BERRY FARM AND WALT DISNEY TURN ORANGE GROVES AND STRAWBERRY PATCHES INTO DISNEYLAND!



SHE SAW THE HORSE AND CARRIAGE FADE AWAY INTO HISTORY AND SPACE TRAVEL EXPLODE BEFORE HER WITH THE FIRST LUNAR LANDING. JUST IMAGINE HOW MUCH TECHNOLOGY HAS CHANGED OVER THE LAST 100 YEARS. FROM TUBE RECTIFIERS TO SUPERCONDUCTORS; FROM TRANS-ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH CABLES TO SATELLITE TV.



SHE SAW MORE IN HER 93 YEARS THAN MOST OF US WILL EVER READ ABOUT, LET ALONE LIVE THROUGH!



OF THOSE 93 YEARS IT IS MY HONOR TO HAVE BEEN HER GRANDSON FOR 35 OF THEM. SHE WAS MY MOTHER WHEN MOM HAD TO WORK. SHE WIPED MY NOSE AND PUT FOOD IN MY MOUTH. SHE LET ME PLAY WITH GRANDPA EVEN THOUGH SHE NEEDED HIM TO TAKE HER TO THE STORE. SHE WAS MY GRANDMA AND I WILL MISS HER IMMENSELY.



JUST LOOK AROUND THIS ROOM; SHE DID THIS. SHE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR BRINGING SO MANY GOOD PEOPLE INTO THIS WORLD AND TOGETHER TODAY. THIS IS HER LEGACY.



A Dedication To My Loving Wife, Stacey. Thank you for all you do for me!

Brad Paisley - I Thought I Loved You Then


I remember trying not to stare the night that I first met you
You had me mesmerized
3 weeks later in the front porch light taking 45 min to kiss you goodnight
I hadn’t told you yet but I thought I loved you then

Chorus
Now you’re my whole life now you’re my whole world
I just can’t believe the way I feel about you girl
Like a river meets the sea
Stronger than it’s ever been
We’ve come so far since that day
And I thought I loved you then.

I remember taking you back to right where I first met you
You were so surprised
There were people around
But I didn’t care I got down on one knee right there
And once again I thought I loved you then

Chorus
Now you’re my whole life now you’re my whole world
I just can’t believe the way I feel about you girl
Like a river meets the sea
Stronger than it’s ever been
We’ve come so far since that day
And I thought I loved you then.

I can just see you with a baby on the way
I can just see you when your hair is turning gray
What I can’t see is how I’m ever gonna love you more
But I’ve said that before.

Now you’re my whole life now you’re my whole world
I just can’t believe the way I feel about you girl
Well look back some day at this moment that we’re in
And I'll look at you and say I thought I loved you then
And I thought I loved you then...

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