Friday, April 23, 2010

Hunter's Inspiration: Money


This past week I spoke with a Hunter co-worker (yes, a sworn member of the Anaheim PD) who recently asked Craig Hunter why he was running. Hunter is reported to have said, "I can get a second pension." Hunter apparently didn't make any mention of his desire to fix the OC Sheriff's Department, CCWs, jail reform, immigration, or anything else which he claims publicly as the reasons he wants your vote. There were witnesses to the conversation who heard his real inspiration for running: A FAT PENSION at our expense.


Hearing that caused me to wonder if the rank and file who want Hunter to win are motivated by the idea that he will be out of the department thereby creating a vacuum for promotions (or they just don't like him and want him out)? OR they are supporting him because he is their "Chief" and if they don't, he'll remember who they are and how they failed to serve him when he looses?

I don't know what Hunter's inner motivation is; no one really does. But my source is adamant as to what Hunter said to them and the witnesses that were present. Therefore, I am inclined to believe them and the witnesses.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

"4M Estimated to Pay Health Care Penalty in 2016" Says CBSNews.com


"The penalties will average a little more than $1,000 apiece in 2016, the Congressional Budget Office said in a report."

So, if you can afford to buy medical insurance you are safe.  But, if you are broke like at least 25% of the unemployed and cannot afford to buy it, the feds will hit you up for more than a thousand bucks!  You might be in prison for failure to pay the fine but at least you'll be able to see a doctor...   

Here come the insurance cops to get you!
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What we wanted...


What we got...

Chasing Stupid People With Good Tax Dollars

The OC Register is reporting that OC DA Tony Rackauckas has asked Secretary of State Debra Bowen to "team" up to investigate the rash of stupid people who signed voter registration documents without reading them. This is a follow-up to the initial report by the OC Register which outlined how ignorant and completely stupid some people can be.

What a waste! It is a shame that a handful of people with ZERO common sense have managed to waste our hard-to-come-by tax dollars simply because they didn't read what they were signing or they are just too stupid to understand what was printed on the voter registration form.

It doesn't matter who gets implicated at this point. If it went all the way to Scott Baugh, OCGOP Chair, I don't think too many people would be surprised. However, I think this was the standard operating procedure for the signature gatherers - Dem or Rep. I'm pretty certain that the investigation would get sufficiently buried if it were discovered that the gatherers or their employers were somehow tied to the Democratic Party. In the end, a few paid signature gatherers will likely go to jail for a few months. Then, you and I will have to pay for this investigation, the criminal's room and board, and their healthcare while in custody.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Assemblyman Chris Norby Invites You...


Assemblymember.Norby@assembly.ca.gov

Town Hall Meetings


Dear Community Members,

Please join me for a town hall meeting. I am hosting a series of community meetings to discuss how legislation is affecting you, hear your thoughts and ideas, and answer any questions you have.

There are three upcoming dates:
Thursday April 22nd, 7-9 PM, Fullerton Senior Multi-Service Center, 340 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832
Thursday April 29th, 7-9 PM, Whitten Community Center, 900 S. Melrose Ave., Placentia, CA 92870
Thursday May 6th, 7-9 PM, Downtown Community Center, 250 E. Center St., Anaheim, CA 92805


For more information, contact my district office in Brea at 714-672-4734.


Sincerely,
Assemblyman Chris Norby

Join Bill Hunt Live at The John and Ken Show this Friday!


Join Bill Hunt Live at The John and Ken Show this Friday!
John and Ken will broadcast their show live at the Ayres Hotel, 3737 West Chapman Avenue in Orange. Bill Hunt and special guest Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County, Arizona will appear together at 3:00 PM for the full hour.

Sheriff Arpaio has endorsed Bill Hunt to be the next Orange County Sheriff. If you cannot make it live, watch the live webcast on http://www.billhuntforsheriff.com/
John and Ken Show

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Cocktail Reception
Friday, April 23rd, 4:30-6:30
Pacific Club, Newport Beach

Subdivision Map Act Seminar Update


WHAT IS COVERED?

This seminar provides guidelines for effective use of the Subdivision Map Act. The instructors will discuss the responsibilities and powers of local agencies under the Act, as well as particular issues regarding when the Act applies.

Seminar highlights:
•Discussion of Legislative and Judicial changes in 2009
•Relationship of Map Act to other planning, zoning and development laws, and to CEQA
•When the Map Act applies (and when not)
•What kind of Map (Tentative/Final or Parcel Map) to use
•Certificates of Compliance
•Lot Line Adjustments
•Exemptions and exceptions under the Map Act
•Life of Tentative Map
•Vested Rights (including Vesting Maps, Development Agreements and Common Law Vesting)
•Exactions/Dedications/Fees
•Creative mapping approaches


WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This seminar is designed for planners, surveyors, engineers, developers, builders, attorneys, project managers, architects, planning commissioners, council and board members, property managers, public works and utilities directors, zoning board members, and all others involved with the land use process.


This course qualifies for 6.0 hours of California MCLE credit.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

OC DA Goes After OC Assessor

The OC Register is reporting that OC District Attorney Tony Rackauckas has began looking into allegations that OC Assessor Webster Guillory failed to collect millions of bucks from private companies who use government property. Sounds kind of fishy to me. The last time I checked, I thought property taxes were assessed to the property owner, not the tenant.
In 2007 I had a lengthy conversation with an Assessor’s Office staffer. She said that all parcels belonging to the Feds, State, City, County, or any public agency were exempt from property taxes - period. You see the reason I asked is because of the property that the Anaheim Stadium sits on is partially in the City of Orange. That means the parking contractor, the L.A. Angels of Anaheim (stupid name, Art), and any other vendors renting space there should be paying property taxes. Hmmm...


Tony wants the money and he wants it NOW! 


Is it in here?  Nope, but Tony might have found Hide-N-Seek Harry Sidhu...

If Tony is so hell bent on Guillory, why isn't he also looking into hide-n-seek Harry?

Mike Carona Seeks Workers' Comp


As if his years of corruption and cover up weren't bad enough, Carona wants to receive workers' comp for what the OC Register reports as “pain radiating to other body parts.”

Did George Jaramillo nibble too hard on Carona's ear (see picture above) or was he injured while be allegedly groped (also see picture above)? I can only imagine his pain of being a convicted felon and the 9 long years in a federal prison.

The El Dorado Ranch - Is it Public or Private

Here is an update to a story I brought you on April 6, 2010.
Clearly this sign warns potential visitors to the El Dorado Ranch that it is "PRIVATE PROPERTY". However, the sign lies! Or rather the person who placed the sign there is either a liar or is misinformed. The Grant Deed below makes it clear that the property has been granted to a public agency which places the property in the hands of California residents.




So, despite the very official albeit old and faded sign, you and I own the temporary residence of Milton A. Gordon, President of Cal State Fullerton whose salary exceeds $300,000 per year. With all that money he saves living rent free it's no wonder he left the light on for us.



Here is a nice view of what Mr. Gordon enjoys...


I spy a tall tower...

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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