Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day 2010

Today, we remember the fallen who have defended our shores.

Here is a portion of the History of Memorial Day by the Department of Veterans Affairs:

Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.

The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

The ceremonies centered around the mourning-draped veranda of the Arlington mansion, once the home of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Various Washington officials, including Gen. and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant, presided over the ceremonies. After speeches, children from the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphan Home and members of the GAR made their way through the cemetery, strewing flowers on both Union and Confederate graves, reciting prayers and singing hymns.
By the end of the 19th century, Memorial Day ceremonies were being held on May 30 throughout the nation. State legislatures passed proclamations designating the day, and the Army and Navy adopted regulations for proper observance at their facilities.

It was not until after World War I, however, that the day was expanded to honor those who have died in all American wars. In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday by an act of Congress, though it is still often called Decoration Day. It was then also placed on the last Monday in May, as were some other federal holidays.

And here is a President (and Secretary of Defence) who understood the meaning of the Holiday:

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Doctor Who - Ark in Space

Sorry for dropping off the radar.

There is a lot of news that I have been involved with. I am still looking for Day and dream job, but there are two factors bringing the Dream job closer. But I am on the ground and the 'net, looking for the day job. Now the factors:

1) The lawsuit against the LAGOP is over. Robert Vaughn's group has to pay back Chairwoman Barnett and VP Aminoff's group. (Yay). Hat tip to Robert Stacy McCain for letting the country know.

2) Last week, I also spoke with Mr. Ryan Panzerello, current Political director of the California Republican Party, Hopefully we will meet this week to discuss how to help Los Angeles rise this tidal year.

My sister is in Europe getting culture (Awesome!) -- she will be making a cameo appearance when I bring up the Harvard/Yale choke hold in Government and and its discontents. Hint: She is neither, and smarter then most people who are Ivies. My mentors (Capitol Hill and Los Angeles) are also smarter then those with Ivies. Stay tuned.

Now, a Doctor Who classic for the long weekend (I will be doing my Memorial Day post in the morning); The Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) on his first adventure after the regeneration story. It is part of an Arc for a season. Enjoy "The Ark in Space!"

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Los Angeles Congressional Primary Endorsements 2010

There is one more post before the Primary, that one will be about the State measures on the ballot. Unfortunately, there is no one place at the CAGOP, LAGOP or SFVRC sites where the list of names for the State assembly or State senate seats in Los Angeles are consolidated.

Now then, from the Antelope Valley to Long Beach, here is a list of Republican candidates the Valley endorses for June 8 [Asterisks for those candidates whom I have helped]:

CA-22: Rep. Kevin McCarthy (unopposed)

CA-25: Rep Howard "Buck" McKeon (unopposed)

CA-26: Rep. David Drier

CA-27: Mark Reed *

CA-28: Merlin Froyd *

CA-29: John Colbert

CA-30: This is a tough one. I was at the debate and I like the top three. The choice is by a nose, but I endorse whomever of the top 3 wins on June 8th. My choices: 1) Ari David * 2) Robert Flutie 3) David Benning.

CA-31: Stephen Smith (unopposed)

CA-32: Ed Schmerling (unopposed)

CA-33: Phil Jannerjahn

CA-34: Wayne Miller (unopposed)

CA-35: K. Bruce Brown (unopposed)

CA-36: Pete Kesterson

CA-37: Star Parker (unopposed)

CA-38: Robert Vaughn (unopposed)

CA-39: Larry Andre -- met him at the LAGOP meetings, nice guy. Vote for him in the Primary and in November.

CA-42: Rep. Gary Miller (unopposed)

CA-46: Rep. Rohrabacher (unopposed)

Learn this list -- study it. And G-d willing, when the Southland Fundraiser is running, other Bloggers will know these people too.

My question: Have you picked your candidates yet?

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Doctor Who -- Day of the Daleks

The last post was my cover letter to the Chairman, I am waiting for him to get back from Long Island to respond. (Crossing fingers, saying prayers)

As the only Conservative Goth Jewish Republican Activist TM, I am spending tonight (thanks to my friends) Gothing at RUIN. If you are in Los Angeles and read the Valley, come over, groove to the music and say "Hi!"

In the Blogger side proposal, the first night the Bloggers are settled (Sunday before the Thursday speech), I will have an "unofficial" meet-up for the Conservative Republican Politico Bloggers in Los Angeles with the Conservative Goth etc. etc. at a Goth club: Malediction. Conservative and Republican Politico Bloggers and Goths, I like the combo.

Now then, before I head out, enjoy this piece of Doctor Who dealing with diplomacy, Daleks, and Pre-destination Paradoxes. It was during the Third Doctor's tenure, called "Day of the Daleks,"


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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sun Tzu, The Southland Fundraiser and the Magnolia Office of the CRP

Earlier this year, Robert Stacy McCain described yours truly:

"Joe Fein compares the San Fernando Valley to Anzio. "We have to establish a beachhead," said Fein, a local Republican activist who believes the California GOP can recover lost terrain in this year's mid-term election.

"Driving through Burbank after attending a Tea Party event Saturday in Altadena, Fein made references to Sun Tzu's The Art of War as he discussed GOP prospects for defeating Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff in California's 29th District. "

Hence the idea of the Southland Fundraiser and me working at the Magnolia office in Burbank to put it together. The Southland Fundraiser ties in with the California Republican Party's (and the national party in general) to have a connection with New Media.

How? Read on.

Here is what Sun Tzu said about Offensive Strategy:

"Expediency and flexibility are used in administrating an army, but cannot be used in Governing a State," (pg. 81)

I've discussed the proposal with Matt Robbins and Matt Schumsky, both like how the Bloggers will be credentialed as reporters to change the battlefield of Los Angeles from non-threatening to willing to fight over (Check CQ Polls and RCP about Los Angeles, no one has noted yet). There is enough flexibility and expediency to gather our forces in a tidal wave year and change the game. I have been waiting since December 08 (in an email the Chairman sent) to sit down with the Chairman. Mr. Chairman, I'm still here.

Here is what Sun Tzu said about Energy:

"In battle there are only the normal and extraordinary forces, but their combinations are limitless; none can comprehend them all," (pg. 92)

The activists, Central Committee members and candidates in Los Angeles (ordinary forces) will feel they have contributed (and they will) to the Thursday night speech by the Speaker. The Bloggers (extraordinary forces) will get to know our people on the ground. And California will beat out 49 other states for funds because of this. The combination will be deadly when this is put on in the Fall. Because Los Angeles + San Diego + the 40 or so other counties will turn Red, Mr. Chairman, you will be a hero. Again Mr. Chairman, I await your call.

Here is what Sun Tzu said on Maneuvering:

"When campaigning, be swift as the wind...As unfathomable as the clouds, move like a thunderbolt," (pg. 106)

Election 2010 is on. June 8th is three weeks away. I've been trying to get this proposal going since last December. That is not speed against the Democrats, that's the bureaucracy that we on the Right oppose. I have scouted out the territory, I have built the team from Malibu to Maryland, I am ready to work in the Magnolia Office on Monday. Mr. Chairman, I just await your call.

Let's move to the modern era and see what Robert McCain says about the New Media and the Party establishment:

"The influence of cronyism within Republican Party staffing decisions is probably underestimated by outsiders, and then there is the disastrous effect of faux-meritocracy. When somebody’s college roommate doesn’t get the job, the next alternative is to hire “Joe Resume,” the immaculately groomed guy in the $700 suit who can deliver a persuasive 20-minute Powerpoint presentation. An ability to deliver the superficial appearance of competence, of course, is a poor substitute for actual competence, but Republicans place a lot of emphasis on looking good in a suit.
"That the well-groomed Republicans got their asses kicked in 2008 by a campaign orchestrated by a slob like David Axelrod demonstrates the campaign orchestrated by a slob like David Axelrod demonstrates the shortcomings of the Dress For Success school of political strategy. And before that, the polite Republicans got their asses kicked in 2006 by a campaign orchestrated by Rahm F***ing Emanuel.
"Which is not to say that the magic formula for Republicans is to hire more rude slobs. I’m just saying that bloggers’ complaints about GOP New Media consultants, in general, replicate more general problems with the dominant culture inside Republican politics. Republicans tend to approach politics from a business perspective, which is good, except when it tends toward the MBA-cult approach:
**Never do the job yourself, if it can be outsourced to a contractor;
**Anything worth doing is worth hiring a consultant to tell you how to do it; and
**No task is more important than making sure you never get blamed for anything that goes wrong.
"Go back to the GOP electoral disasters of 2006-08 and see if you can remember anyone in the Republican Party who ever said, “Hey, this is my fault. I screwed up. Blame me.” If the evasion of responsibility is Job One, defining ”competence” becomes problematic. Where do these problems come from? I believe they are an ironic product of success.

"Before McCain-Feingold, before the rise of and the Soros apparatus, the GOP generally enjoyed a substantial fund-raising advantage over Democrats, and so Republicans became accustomed to having a few overpaid incompetents on the payroll. The people who ran the show could afford to say, “Here, give the senator’s nephew a job — any job will do – and while you’re at it, see if you can hustle up a consulting contract for my college roommate.”
"Well, now the Good Old Days are gone, money’s tight, and competence is at a premium. This is a general problem in Republican politics, of which specific complaints about GOP New Media consultants are symptomatic."

As a Blogger, I understand the fight for eyeballs. I understand how important it is for an instalanche. The Bloggers are like the Knights on the Chessboard, they can attack and protect. The CRP establishment has yet to figure out how to bring in the Bloggers and Tea Partiers. As someone active in both camps, let me show you the way and we can take back Los Angeles.

The secret to winning the Southland lies right in Magnolia Ave. office. This is a campaign year, it must be weaponized. Even though the communications people are located in Sacramento, there should be at least three PR people (one New media, one former News person and one TV person) down in the Southland.

Why at the Magnolia office? Because when you shout in Sacramento, Our own people (who are already involved) hear the music; When they are based in the second biggest media market in the US, everyone around the country hears the tune of GOP Rising.

The Political director is based in Magnolia. Good. We have a structure in the OC and as of last year, we have a kick-ass team led by Jane Barnett and Gary Aminoff. Let them lead the way. The Southland Fundraiser can put Los Angeles in play; the OC people will do well in this tidal year. The OC does not need campaign consultants but volunteers and staff. Sun Tzu predicted the Los Angeles challenge centuries and continents away. Don't be scared of Los Angeles, let us embrace the challenge together.

Chairman Nehring, I await your call on when I can start.

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Race, Rand Paul, and Republicans

OK, before I get onto the Southland Fundraiser, let's talk policy:

First follow the memorandum spread.
This article, by the Washington Post has a great summery of the issue.

And what do I think about Senatorial Candidates Rand Paul's comments?

Well, one, just because he won the primary does not mean you go on MSNBC until you've been seasoned with learning to debate the Left. That means go on MSNBC in the Fall if you are a candidate (and even then go wearily).

Two, and this is the heart of the matter, Government can do good and evil. That's what Liberals don't understand. For instance, my dealings with Medi-cal last summer made my health situation worse, not better. If a Government (Federal and State) makes laws against a group of people, the Law has the power of the gun beside it. Not good.

When we are dealing with Civil Rights, there is a two sided coin now on display. The Booker T. Washington school of economic integration and self-support, verses the W.E.B. DuBois asking for freedom with help from the State. Because W.E.B. DuBois won the argument (and left the US), we have seen the urban ghettos rise in crime, but low on business' or possibilities of achieving more. Why?

I try to engage Ta-Nahisi Coates of the Atlantic when it comes to this issue, but I have never received an answer to this question:

If Conservatives are to be held for the sin of the 1960's (even though more Democrats voted against the Civil Rights bill of 1964 and attacked the Civil Rights workers during that time), what must be done to end the Blood Libel? Without answering, "be more liberal," what will it take for African Americans to look past the rhetoric of the Revs. Jackson's and Sharpton's and open their votes to changing two parties?

And to counter Mr. Coates, I then say, as a Jew, every Passover, we talk about how the Egyptians held the Jews as slaves. If you are willing to hold the Right for sins for which most of us were not even born, shouldn't I hold modern Egyptians under the same blood libel?

Or simply, how long must we look at the past before we can move forward together?

While I wait for that answer (again), my take on the Conservatives, Republicans and race is simple: I have been in the back rooms of the Republicans out here, I have hosted Robert Stacy McCain in my apartment, I know the Right Blogosphere and have mentors on Capitol Hill and I hear the same thing every time, we don't judge by the color of skin, but by the deeds that people do.

That was what Martin Luther King preached, why is color-blindness a wrong thing to promote?

Libertarians Republicans are their own breed, and sometimes they intersect with the tea Party. The issues are Economic Freedom for all, not race based on who should get the goods from Government (that's a Democratic party position). How this gets confused by the Left, I will never know.

When Senator Obama was running for President in 08, he promised a "post-racial," society, instead, every opposition to the Democrats policies means someone, somewhere will cry "RAAAAACIST,"

President Obama lied.

Let's hear from someone who spoke "Truth to Power,":

My question is simple: What will it take to move foward in the conversation about Race and Political parties? Or is one side always destined to stereotype the other?

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Best Day Job for JSF

Since I have been out of work for two years, here is what I've been looking for:

A job in sales that is not just commission based, (most jobs I went to at the job fair today were strictly commission only) but has an hourly or salary is verrry helpful.

I can sell (just like my late father), I can write and research, and I understand the Legislative and Political process in Los Angeles, and California and Washington, DC (Lobbying is not a curse word for me, it is an aspiration).

I'd be happy working in a bookstore along Ventura Blvd or at The Grove. I would like to work for magazines, newspapers or new media (more on that on the Southland Fundraiser post). If there is a way to make money writing in the Valley (or get hired to write about what I like), I'm so in (and make a decent salary).

OK, that's what I'm looking for to keep the dream job alive.

Any advice?

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The Job Search: The Day Job and the Dream Job

Two posts tonight on a more personal (yet I will always cite the Political) front.

The first post will be about my hunt for a day job, the second post will return us once again to the story of the Southland Fundraiser.

While I begin to compose these posts (and send emails at the same time), enjoy this song:

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Good candidates and Bad candidates on Primary Eve

First let's dispense with the bad candidates:

From CT: AG Blumenthal lied (See the memeorandum spread) about being in Vietnam; He was a veteran, he just did not participate in the war. Because AG Blumenthal is a Democrat, he remains in the camapign (unless someone "Torricelli's" him)

From IN: Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN) cheated on his wife with a Hill Staffer (another Memeorandum spread). Because he was a Republican, he resigned. Expect a special election before summer ends.

Now the good candidate:

Of course, he is based in Los Angeles and I know and respect him: Ari David for the CA-30th Race (does anyone have polls on any races in Los Angeles yet?). He tried to put an iPhone App for his campaign against Rep. Waxman and Apple rejected it! Gateway Pundit covered this too. Donate to Ari's campaign so they can fight the Machine!

And now, Primary notes from around the country:

KY: Rand Paul won. Hopefully, he is better then his father on the Jewish State.

PA: Toomey wins, Specter loses and PA-12 goes Dem (Thanks to Robert McCain for giving us the news!)

And as always, keep reading the Valley for California Primary news.

My question: Whom do you support for your primaries?

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Monday, May 17, 2010

The Valley Endorses Chuck DeVore for US Senate

Here is the endorsement for Governor: Steve Poizner;
Here is the Six State Level Endorsements.

The California Senate race is race was hard to pick due to an oversupply of richness. However, thanks to a tweet by my friend and writer John Guardino, Former Rep. Tom Campbell was out of the running early (and even more so after I heard him at the LAGOP meeting).

Here is the post I read that put Rep Tom Campbell outside my perception filter:

"Was he lying about the letter or inexcusably careless? Either way, he now has a burgeoning controversy that is not likely to abate. His opponents are certainly going in for the kill. Chuck DeVore’s communications director, Joshua Trevino, says to me of the latest: 'Tom Campbell’s credibility is eroded when his statements about his past with Islamic radicals are proven false. But what really erodes his credibility is the plain existence of a past with Islamic radicals. Campbell’s inconsistencies are a handy news hook — but the underlying problem is his lack of judgment in ever having affiliated with anti-American, pro-terror Islamists.'"

And when Rep. Tom Campbell was at the LAGOP, he had no fire in his belly to fight for his beliefs, either in the campaign or on the Senate floor. The best Legislators are fighters and Rep. Tom Campbell (among his many faults) is not a fighter. If he cleans up his act, he can work in a future Republican OMB office. But not under these current conditions.

Now, Carly Fiorna. This is where the embarrassment of riches for the California senate race comes through. She fights, she's a businesswoman and she actually campaigns (unlike Meg Whitman whom many California Conservative activists refuse to vote for even if she wins the primary), but there is one reason why I say no. (Sorry Governor Palin!)

Carly Fiorna was a member of the 2008 failed McCain campaign and that can be used against her. I would hope if she loses this primary, she goes for Feinstein's seat. Just not this cycle.

Now why do I support Chuck DeVore?

Like Vice President Cheney who was a staffer who became a principal (Washington speak for becoming a "face"), State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore came from being a campaigner and former White House Staff to becoming a Principal. There are Chuck stories everywhere around Los Angeles about the good work that he has done for the party.

He is a fighter (literally, in the Army Reserves) and in the campaign. As a State Legislator, he fought for his issues. He will be strong in the national defense issue against Boxer and the Democrats.

I shook Chuck DeVore's hand at the LAGOP meeting and he answered my question about how to reduce taxes.

The Valley is pleased to endorse Chuck DeVore for Senate for the June 8th primary and in November.

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Returning with Quiet Feet

After the accident on the 405 South, it took a while for my hands to stop shaking. So, now they have stopped. Back to blogging again.

Here's what to look forward to (starting tonight):

1) Endorsement for US Senate in CA;

2) The new media and the California Republican Party office on Magnolia Blvd (Hint to Chairman Nehring and Mr. Schumsky: If you don't want the CRP Office mentioned in negative terms, pick up the phone and set up a meeting with me at said offices regarding the Southland Fundraiser.)

3) The Kagan pick and the Harvard/Yale choke on positions of power. When was the last Republican president not from an Ivy? Ronald Reagan, 1984. When was the last Democratic President not from an Ivy? Lyndon Johnson, 1964. And Former Governor Palin is setting herself up for a run in 2012. Not an Ivy. Which is the "party of the people," again?

4) I have been looking at DaTechGuy's Blog about how to raise funds (read link first before commenting) for my Tip Jar. If anyone has advice (Robert Stacy McCain I'm looking at you), let me know.

5) As always, Goths, Doctor Who and Los Angeles Republican politics. I have seen our candidates from the Water to the Valleys, and I would love for the Nationals to pick up on our great people. Doctor Who? Sci-fi geek from way back when (1977 to be exact). And Goths? That's who I am.

Enjoy a tune, while I get ready for the next post:

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

People, Places and Things

Yesterday, I was nearly killed on the 405 South, so I'm still a little shaken up. I'm fine, but still shaking. -- the car switched colors and the Insurance guy is coming here Thursday. Consider this post a step back into the Blogosphere, another post tomorrow.

First watch this:

OK, ready?


David Cameron -- As someone who watches the PMQ on CSPAN with regularity, I am pleased that David Cameron is Prime Minister. It will be interesting to see how his coalition with Nick Clegg will work and how long it will last. Is Electoral Reform in the works? Stay tuned.

Elena Kagan - First, I don't care about her personal life. Or to quote South Park: Don't care, don't care, don't care. She did block the ROTC from Harvard Law, I will discuss how to stop her nomination. Remember, the former Junior senator from Illinois voted NO on both of President Bush's nominees. This is karma. Also, check Chessnovice's Blog for more detail as the nomination get closer.

Pamela Geller -- Buy her book: The Post-American Presidency. She is a kick ass Blogger and the Valley is one of her biggest supporters. You will see the Amazon book list updated tomorrow.
Jim Hoft -- Saw him last night at Skirball. Great guy, great Blogger (Crossing fingers hope that the Valley is entered into his Blogroll). I hope to see him again when The Southland Fundraiser begins.

Ann Althouse - The great Law professor/Blogger realizes her Gothiness. She should check out The Lady of the Manners Blog. And when she comes to Los Angeles, I think Meade and her would enjoy grooving at Ruin/Malediction. From the only Conservative Goth Jewish Blogger Activist (TM) to another Goth, the invite is open.


Greece and the EU - Will the contagion spread? What will happen to the Euro? I'm following this story closely. I hope to post on it soon.

California - Following Greece unless we elect a Republican State Assembly and State Senate (and Governor; Hint: Not Meg Whitman). More endorsements every Friday until primary day, June 8th. I invited Robert McCain out here for primary night. Let's see if he comes out to report.

The Volcano with the weird name in Iceland - If the Global warming scientists could not predict this, how can they predict the weather? And if AGW is real, wouldn't humankind adapt? Thank you and don't forget to tip you waiters.


The Southland Fundraiser and the California Republican Party - Just spent some time going over the CRP's expenditures. I am working with Gary Aminoff and Ari David (Donate to his campaign) on the next steps. It would be very helpful if Chairman Nehring decides to sit down with Mr. Aminoff and I on how to use the Southland Fundraiser to win back Los Angeles. I am still here, I await his call. Stay tuned.

Ok, that's it for today. Comment on anything here. And now, a tune I've been listening to:

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Saturday, May 08, 2010

A Doctor Who for the Tea Partiers (i.e. Doctor Who --The Sun Makers)

For my Political friends who don't get my Doctor Who geekiness, here is an episode to join in and enjoy.

Trust me on this, The Sun Makers is a classic! The Doctor beating the tax system!

Talk about anything here. Did you like the episode?

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Friday, May 07, 2010

Six State California Offices Endorsements 2010

We are inching closer to the June 8th Primary day. There are six state positions also up for grabs:

Lieutenant Governor, California Secretary of State, State Comptroller, State Treasurer, Attorney General, Insurance Commissioner, and State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

There are 3 positions with only one Republican running, let's highlight those people:

State Comptroller: Former State Senator Tony Strickland of Thousand Oaks;
State Treasurer: State Senator Mimi Walters of Laguna Niguel; and
Insurance Commissioner: State Assemblyman Mike Villines of Fresno

Support these three.

Now onto the disputed Primaries:

Lieutenant Governor: With all the hassle the Democrats in the State Assembly and State Senate gave his appointment, there is no else to support but Abel Maldonado. Vote for him in June and November. He has a great future ahead of him.

California Secretary of State: Damon Dunn - A serious man who has a background in the NFL -- He is a future Gubernatorial candidate.

Attorney General: With former Governor Jerry Brown leaving this position, who is best to reclaim it? The Valley endorses Steve Cooley -- a local Los Angeles figure, he has done good work for us. The Southland needs representation and he is the man to provide it.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction: This position is about dealing with kids and schools, who better then a teacher? The Valley endorses Lydia Gutierrez for the primary and November.

Please vote for these great men and women on June 8th!

Next week: Senate Race Endorsement.

My question: Who do you support for these positions for the June 8th primaries?

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Thursday, May 06, 2010

Invite to Governor Palin to meet the LACRP and the SFVRC

Governor Palin,

Do you remember this email I sent last week?

"We have many good GOP candidates (and good county officials, Jane Barnett and Gary Aminoff); will the Governor help put Los Angeles candidates on the map?"

Thank you for responding to that earlier email asking you to start endorsing some candidates before the June 8th Primary; However, in your loyalty to your former running mate (Fine in AZ, but doesn't carry in CA), you forgot your public.

Before you endorse any candidates in the Southland (where I am trying to bring publicity + funds via local funds and the Blogosphere; Speak to Robert Stacy McCain for more info), please fly in to Burbank Airport and I will drive you around. I will introduce you to two people who are making Los Angeles a place to fight, Jane Barnett and Gary Aminoff. Speak to them before you start endorsing in the Southland.

The Los Angeles County meeting is next Thursday, I'll be there, and I hope you will too. Come to Los Angeles and meet our candidates. You will be very impressed. My endorsements for the State offices will show up on the Blog every Friday, but please do not hesitate to email me before you arrive. Your staff has the same privileges as well.

Let's win in 2010! And I support you in 2012.


My question: Which Southland candidates do you support?

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Who was Missing in Times Square and the Tri-Borough bridge?

Simple question, complicated answer.

Let's go over the Dramatis Personae for Times Square:

1) 1993 Nissan pathfinder Vehicle SUV, where the bomb was put;

2) Faisal Shahzad, the bomber with ties to the Pakistan Taliban;

3) Lance Orton and Duane Jackson, sidewalk sellers who are the heroes of this piece;

4) Mayor Bloomberg, who blamed the tea partiers before the Islamic threat;

5) Contessa Brewer, MSNBC anchor who followed suit;

6) The NYPD, always getting the job done; and

7) Viacom, owners of Comedy Central, who show South Park which offended the Muslim community; Rather then stand up for Trey Parker and Matt Stone, their weakness made them a target on the same block as the Nissan pathfinder.

And the Triborough bridge:

1) Abandoned U-haul truck, and

2) NYPD, getting it done again.

Who is missing from all the characters? We have local people standing up and taking charge, but the intelligence agencies have gone silent. Where are the reports to the President about future attacks? Either the Obama Administration (and the lackluster media behind them) don't want to release them, or they were never given. Which choice do you think is occuring?

As long as the Democrats and President Obama continue to attack the methods and Modus operandi of our men and women out in the dark (that's why this Goth respects their work), keep a sharp eye. They are not giving this Administration the same slack as the last Administration.

My question, why?

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Why Carnival Noir was a Success and the Southland Fundraiser will follow

I got to see Carnival Noir last Thursday night thanks to my friend Charly. Not only did I see her band play (and play well), but I saw how Carnival Noir's success mirrors the Southland Fundraiser/Great Right Wing Hollywood Blogger Meet Up.

At Carnival Noir, there were magicians, fire eaters, artists and in the center ring, Charly's band, Many of Odd Nature. Charly is one of the mainstays at Ruin/Malediction and her niceness alone brought at least 2/3rds of the crowd. She is a class act and I am proud to know her.

How does this tie in to what Gary Aminoff, Robert Stacy McCain and I are trying to do? Follow the notes in the dark and you will understand....

The Southland Fundraiser will tie in the Los Angeles candidates (at all levels) to hear a great Blogger who will speak at the end the week at the Reagan Museum (with CSPAN recording the action). The Speaker will be reported on by Bloggers who spent the week traveling as reporters around the Southland, meeting activists and candidates.

This event does not have yours truly at the center (that's the Speaker, Gary Aminoff and the Chairman), but it does have our Central committee members and candidates working their tails off in this election year. My sister's boyfriend is a great guy and he is a producer. His job matches what Charly has done and what I am doing: Bringing together coalitions to put on a show.

Los Angeles is not on any one's political maps (but you can find it on the Goth maps, point again for Charly). Here is what I wrote back in 2007:

Remember this equation: 37 Counties + San Diego + Los Angeles = California in Republican's hands.

Election 2010 gives the California Republican Party that chance to prove the theorem. Again, the event is not about me but about promoting Los Angeles and our candidates through the power of Blogs. And the funds raised for the Speaker event will all be local monies.

If Charly can put together a great show by promoting everyone at Carnival Noir; Chairman Nehring, Chief Operating Officer Brent Lowder, Gary Aminoff, Robert Stacy McCain, the Speaker (not to be revealed until Southland Fundraiser is a go), and I can bring Los Angeles into the political maps by working together. Los Angeles needs to be promoted this election year. Mr. Schumsky, please step up so we can all sit down together and put on a show.

Trust me, following Goths is not a bad thing, and following Charly is an even better thing.

My question: How do you measure success? Do you do it individually or do you bring others with you?

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Welcome back! Missed Me?

I've been busy in real time so I haven't had time to Blog.

I will not hit the Bomber in Times Square story yet, there is a piece I've noticed, so I'm going to follow up on it later this week. I still owe the other two parts of Anger in America and the Southland Fundraiser update. The latter is next.

Meantime, enjoy this:

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