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Turd Two Offering No Choice For Political Outsiders

No choice in November

The June Primary in California offers no choice for many Southern California voters in particular in the High Desert’s CA-08, Pomona’s CA-35 and San Bernardino’s CA-31.

First we go with CA-31, the district has an ethnic minority dominance while two white guys will be running against each other. This election will be an utter snooze fest for people who could care less about Gary Miller or Bob Dutton. The winning Republican Party candidate should face the reality if Democrats mobilize they are going to be in a world of hurt. This is going to be one competitive district for the rest of this decade. Unfortunately the Democratic Party has some individuals who refuse the consolidate which might give away the district to the Republicans indefinitely.

Gary and Bob have identical views on many issues, where just like in CA-35 it will be a contest of personalities. I would have to ask their views on issues such as indefinite detention of Americans and how would they deal with the drug war as issues to focus on. Non neo-conservatives are going to have a hard time determining who would be the best representative for the district.

In future columns I am going to do some investigative reporting. Voters need to know what their candidates stand on the issues. Perhaps we need a checklist and if your favorite candidate matches the positions you agree on vote for that individual. For Republicans in CA-35 and Democrats in CA-31 we need to know what these unknown individuals stand for so we can make the best choice. Due to top two, we have NO write in vote choice. We can abstain, but if we abstain we end up giving away our vote to the people who make a choice.

I am hoping to team up with Democratic Party supporters in CA-31 and Republicans in CA-35 to come up with a list of issues that they care about and see if we are going to have to vote on the superficial if our top two choices are identical? Is Bob Dutton easier on the eye than Gary Miller? Should we vote for Gloria Negrette Mcleod  because she is not as allegedly sexist as Joe Baca?

Credits: Image by Brian Ryman

Election Recap

President

I was correct that Ron Paul got slaughtered. Jesse Benton was a turd for sabotaging Ron Paul’s campaign.

Proposition 29

It will likely fail due to the numerous Republican voters who voted during the primary.

Congressional District 8:

Race is very tight, but I am hoping for Phil Liberatore to not make the top two.

Congressional District 31:

I was correct, It will likely be a Republican versus Republican race with Bob Dutton and Gary Miller. Democrats should support Bob Dutton because he has more of a local footprint than Gary Miller.

Congressional District 35:

This will also be a same party dog fight in November. It is very boring! Joe Baca versus Gloria Negrette Mcleod will be the race this November.

Assembly District 41:

I feel that Chris Holden will beat Donna Lowe because Donna Lowe is not a mainstream candidate. I hope Ed Colton makes a second attempt at running for office in the future. Replacing Mike Antonovich might be a good idea 4 years from now.

Assembly District 52:

This race will be a Norma Torres versus Kenny Coble race. I am not that enthused about either candidate. I need to have a discussion with Kenny Coble on certain issues before I can sustain some support for him.

Joe Baca Decimates Negrette Mcleod

Joe Baca Postcard

Even though the main event does not start in November, Joe is not resting on his laurels. My family received over four postcards explaining how regressive Gloria is on the issues and Gloria can not afford to snooze on this campaign if she expects a chance to have a fighting chance against Joe.

Sadly with Top 2 there is no opportunity for a write-in vote in the November election so voters will be forced to choose the best Democratic Party representative. Joe has sent ads explaining Gloria’s cuts on education spending, Gloria accepting health insurance money to kill rate reform to make health insurance more unaffordable in our state and Gloria allowing infant formula and baby food to be sold after the use by date risking the health of our children and grandchildren.

With Gloria’s campaign on auto-pilot it is going to make it very hard on her to gain to momentum to control the message. In politics the goal of the game is whoever defines the issue or the message first usually is the winner.

I guess this seat might be Joe Baca’s for the next fifteen years at best unless we get a new younger Latino leader to run for the seat in the future.Even though I lean progressive on certain issues, I just feel maybe if we meld Gloria and Joe into the perfect political love child we would have the ideal candidate.

I feel like burning an effigy of Charles Munger for creating these political situations where Republicans have to vote for Tweedledee and Tweedledum. I would of been happy to see even having to vote for Ben Lopez or Scott Folkens to register my disgust with the Democratic Party choices.

Win Three Votes In Congressional District 35 AND More! [updated]

There is an opportunity for the two leading candidates for the office of Congress member of California’s 35th District to win the votes of my family and perhaps my readers of my blog in November. I earlier mentioned that Anthony Vieyra is running and is going to be my vote for June since Gloria Mcleod’s campaign manager failing to return my emails and postal letters.

Due to Proposition 14, we are not having partisan nominations for the primary and the top 2 get selected for the November election. Problem is both Democratic Party candidates are virtually identical.

I am not expecting these politicians to behave like Republicans, but I expect a reasonable standard in a Democratic Party leading district. Will these legislators advocate for civil rights including the rights of LGBT people, will these legislators stand up for civil liberties such as reforming the Transportation Safety Administration?

Republicans and Libertarians should fight hard to make sure we elect the best candidate. We can determine the fate of a political career of two Democratic Party Latino stalwarts.

What issues would Republican voters want to see from Gloria Mcleod and Joe Baca realistically address that would be sensible yet progressive like retiring congressman Dennis Kucinich.

1. What would your position be on prohibition on marijuana? Would you agree to reschedule Marijuana to Schedule III?

2. How would you protect travelers while respecting the civil liberties of the traveling public due to the overreach of the Transportation Safety Administration?

3. Would you support bills such as SOPA, which places restrictions on the Internet to protect content owners or would your support bills such as OPEN which tries to protect innovation on the Internet while trying to protect intellectual property creators?

4. Would you support the bill to call for  auditing of the Federal Reserve? Which is currently HR 459 and this bill has received around 100 sponsors from the Democratic Party.

5. Would you support a compromise on the DREAM ACT to allow for young people who have been assimilated into our society to get a green card, but not instant citizenship in order to get bipartisan support?

6. The NDAA did receive negative attention due to the provisions for indefinite detention, would you support a bill to modify these provisions either to have a minimum period one could be held by the government or total repeal of the said provisions?

If anyone has any other questions, I will have them ready to send to their campaign addresses.I would like to see a maximum of ten questions overall for them to be answered.

Decline to State Voters should come home to the Republican Party

Recently there has been debate on allowing Decline to State Voters to vote on our delegates for the California Presidential Primary. Moderates and liberals in the Republican party may think this may be a better way for us to elect a pragmatic nominee for president. However the system has changed in 2008 where our delegates are awarded by congressional district. This solution seems to be the best way to make sure the Republicans who are running for president could choose the right amount of congressional districts that best fit their campaign strategies. Moderates and conservatives both benefit by having the delegates awarded by congressional districts.

However the party establishment decided to close the primary off to the Decline to State voters as where the Democratic Party welcomes them with open arms. Unfortunately voters will have to jump through more hoops if they want to vote for Ron Paul in next month’s primary election.

The Republican Party has gone a bit far beyond the mainstream of California. Voters in California identify with our governor more than the Republican leaders in the State Assembly and State Senate. If we want to control the state legislature we have to understand we have to be a bit pragmatic to help restore the California dream.

The Democratic Party knows what they need to do to be the legislative party, but the Republicans fail to understand what they need to control the legislature. If you want to bring some sunshine back into the Republican Party, re-register today and get active in the party.

I understand that the establishment does not want insurgent candidates to win the delegates in future contests, but people born in Generation X and beyond do not like partisan affiliations and would rather vote for the person not the party.

Individuals have until May 21st to get their ballots postmarked to become temporary Republicans so they can vote for Ron Paul in California’s primary election. And due to Proposition 14 you can still vote for your favorite Democratic Party candidates such as the two Democrats running for Congressional District 35 Joe Baca and Gloria Mcleod.

Unless you have a burning interest to vote for who will serve in the executive board of the county Democratic Party of where you are living, there is nothing to lose by becoming a Blue Republican. Who knows you might make the Republican Party better by staying.

Feel free to grab a second registration form so you can change back a month later.

For $200 I would rather spend it better.

I was encouraged to see if the San Bernardino County Republican Party was worth the commitment again, but it seemed for myself personally it was not worth the effort. California is going down the sinkhole of irrelevance, but I feel both major political parties do not fit my needs. However we live in a Coke and Pepsi society. If you drink RC cola, people think you are quite strange.

If I was a San Bernardino County Democratic Party member, I would cringe at the support for high taxation that drives the productive out of our state robbing us from jobs. Although I may feel comfortable with the San Bernardino County Democrats support of my equal rights, there will be no jobs in our communities due to their policies.

If I was a San Bernardino County Republican Party member, I would cringe when people are passing out flyers and petitions to deny me from my equal rights. However the people in the room are eagerly wanting to bring job creation and opportunity to our communities.

I wish we could bring the best of both worlds to make a perfect fusion political party. Maybe this will happen when candidates such as Gary Johnson make an impression to help make the Libertarian Party the best third party in the United States. Maybe we can bring back the spirit of the Bull Moose Party.

This year I will likely vote for Gary Johnson, leave my US Senate vote blank this November due to the Top 2 measure that deprives voters of voter choice, Gloria Negrette Mcleod for Congress and support Ken Coble for State Assembly. Maybe this explains why many people are decline to state because they never vote a straight party ticket.

In June, I will be supporting Ron Paul for President, and Rick Williams for US Senate. However I do not feel comfortable voting for either Elizabeth Emken OR Dianne Feinstein because I feel they are not within my values.

I was disgusted by the number of people who supported the regressive party platform in the California Republican state convention, maybe it will take a few more landslide Democratic Party victories until the party realizes what they need to do to get young people, Latinos, women and even moderates in the party.

I will likely set up an exploratory committee for the likely special election in 2013 for Assembly District 52. I am not likely to  accept a party label. I will be inclusive to minority groups and still promote job creation in our state.

No Shot No School

From our local state senator:

Dear Neighbor:

There is a new rule for school! With the beginning of this new school year, many parents and guardians are unaware of important changes in state immunization requirements. All California students entering 7th through 12th grades this year must be immunized with a pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine booster called Tdap. The new state law, which became effective July 1, 2011, applies to all students – current, new, and transfers – in public and private schools. The law has two phases:

  • For the 2011-2012 school year, all students entering into 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grades will need proof of a Tdap vaccine booster shot for school.
  • For 2012-2013 and future school years, all students entering into 7th grade will need proof of a Tdap vaccine booster shot for school.

It is estimated that more than one million students in California have not complied with the Tdap vaccine booster shot requirement. Because school districts are concerned that they would be forced to turn students away for noncompliance, the Legislature passed emergency legislation to allow for a 30-day extension beyond the first day of the school year to verify that a student has been vaccinated. This option for conditional attendance will assist schools that need additional time to gather records on their students, or for student to receive their Tdap vaccination.

To exercise this option, the county office of education or school district must work with the pupil’s parent or guardian so that the pupil receives the Tdap booster vaccination. Students will face exclusion from classes if they do not meet the vaccine requirement by their school’s deadline. Check with your child’s school to find out more information.

Children should visit their regular doctor or health care provider to get their Tdap vaccine booster shot and other immunizations as soon as possible to avoid the back-to-school rush. If you do not have a regular doctor or health insurance, the Tdap booster vaccine and other immunizations are available at all county public health clinics throughout California for approximately $10. For more information, please contact your local health department or check out the Tdap Vaccine Availability by County list.

In San Bernardino County: Call the County Public Health Department to make an appointment at one of the 7 sites in the county by calling (800) 722-4777.

In Los Angeles County: visit www.ph.lacounty.gov/ip/IZclinics/clinics.htm or dial 2-1-1 (the Los Angeles County Information Line) for a list of no cost and low cost providers near you.

The Vaccines for Children Program (VFC) offers free or low cost vaccines for eligible patients 18 years and younger. If your child/student is eligible for Medi-Cal, you can find a VFC provider near you by visiting http://shotsforschool.org/parentinfo.html#vfc_locations or calling 1-877-243-8832.

For the uninsured or underinsured, parents can find a list of federally qualified health centers in their area at http://www.oshpd.ca.gov/RHPC/Clinics/FQHCS.html. Some local health departments and pharmacies may also offer the Tdap booster vaccine and other immunizations.

Resources and Information about Immunizations and the Whooping Cough Vaccine

California School Immunization Information: http://www.shotsforschool.org/

California Immunization Registry: http://cairweb.org/

California Department of Public Health: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/immunize/

San Bernardino County Department of Public Health: http://www.sbcounty.gov/pubhlth/whooping_cough.htm

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/Diseases/Pertussis.htm

For more information please contact the office of Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod at (909) 621-2783.

Bah Humbug Torres and McLeod

Due to the Democratic Party’s zeal to get paid, they have passed some dubious legislation that violates Proposition 25 and 26.

I do understand that we need to fund our education system and other useful public services. However the Democratic Party has violated the law.

Now I will likely have to remove my Amazon referral links because they will likely pull out so they would keep their right not to charge sales tax in California due to the passage of AB 153.

Remember Gloria McLeod wants to be one of the oldest house freshmen in 2013 at age 72. Think of how she wants to make your Amazon purchases more expensive.

Although we are obligated to pay for the out of state purchase because we are using the item in California, the use tax is obligated but the enforcement of it is rather difficult. Personally if the use or sales tax is too high people will naturally avoid it whenever possible. The goal for the use and sales tax is to make it reasonable, easier to comply with and easier for enforcement of said tax.

If the use tax was the base sales tax from California 8.25 percent or 7.25 percent depending if the temporary tax rate gets passed maybe people would be willing to fund our public services, and at least keep some money in our state. If the sales tax rate is too high people will run away like the excessive rate in Pico Rivera and South Gate.

Using the base tax rate would be a good idea because small businesses would not have to pay for expensive databases to find out the exact tax rate to invoice. Ease of compliance equals ease of enforcement.

Until Proposition 25 and 26 get repealed, Democrats have to follow the law. I know Republicans are extorting the state, but maybe we need a two year budget process so we would not have to play these stupid games each year. Because of the 2/3rds requirement there is no incentive for Republicans to have socially inclusive legislators. Maybe if the requirement was waived maybe Republicans would be there to represent all of the state not just a minor part of our state.

Telling Stories at the Fireplace

LOL, I remember when Mayor of Chino Dennis Yates called me on my mobile phone to talk about his race with his opponent for State Assembly Gloria Negrette Mcleod and telling me I should attack her because she supports LGBT equality.

This was a sad tale to hear because I thought Dennis Yates was the moderate candidate compared to Bob Demalle when they had a legal battle because of the open primaries that we used to have in California. If both candidates were shameful on LGBT issues I probably would of spoiled my ballot.

Then after reading stories in the local newspaper about my campaign and how I would not attack Gloria on her support for equality, I guess Dennis never bothered to call or email me back.

Remember local Republicans, bashing gays does not create jobs. Except if you work for groups such as Anaheim California’s Traditional Values Collation.

My main issue was trying to get the budget deficit down so we could stop having chronic budget deficits as we do now almost 8 years after I ran for State Assembly in 2002.

2012 is going to be an interesting year, but even for candidates who were running in 2010 the economy was the main issue. However if De Vries or Folkens did get elected they would of most likely made mischief and tried to undo equality laws despite economics being the main issue.