Chico Taxpayers Association – how I voted. I won’t use the word “endorsement,” it was more, hunt and peck…

1 Nov

Halloween was great, and in Mexico they will celebrate “Day of the Dead” all weekend this year, but next week we have Election Day, and that’s enough to scare the daylights out of any intelligent person.  I wish they’d move it, this is a season when I’d rather be doing happy things. But, people keep asking how I voted on various issues, so I thought I’d sit down and talk about it. This was one of the worst elections I’ve ever participated in.

I voted Kashkari for Governor without the slightest confidence – he’s going to get smeared. And probably deserves it, being an out-of-state carpetbagger with a lecherous gleam in his eye.  But, a vote for Kashkari is a vote against Brown, that was good enough for me. Sheesh, I might not have voted for him if I thought he’d win – at least Jerry was raised in California, that’s one thing we can say for The Moonbeam.

 I didn’t vote in the 1st Congressional District – I couldn’t vote for Heidi, she’s a egg-sucking trough dweller, but I’m sick of voting for Doug and getting The Business. Doug can’t be reached via e-mail, he’s just gotten too big. So, I decided to reach out and touch him via the ballot box – if I could actually, physically reach him, I’d pull that stupid hat down over his ears and kick him right in the ass. I DON’T support the Sites Reservoir or Prop 1, or water transfers, that’s why.  He’s not working that hard in Washington either, I want to see Obamacare overturned and these fat asses in Congress are just sitting around trash talking each other. I’d like to see LaMalfa and Harry Reid stripped down to tidy whities and go around until they turn into butter. 

In the Third Assembly District, I didn’t exactly vote FOR Gallagher, I voted AGAINST Reed. Gallagher is okay, in fact, I ended up liking him better than Chico candidate Ryan Schohr, who I had earlier supported because he was from Chico. Schohr supported the Sites Reservoir, and wouldn’t answer questions  I had about who was losing water in that deal, and where the water would be going. Gallagher supports “new water storage,” but focuses more on levee repair for flood control. On the other hand, Reed is all about relaxing immigration laws, getting more people on welfare, widening the trough. We don’t need any more people like Reed in Sacramento. I don’t think the Sites Reservoir is as immediate an issue as our border problems.

The Chico Unified School Board election was a total wash for me, I didn’t vote on this one. The two incumbents, especially Kathleen Kaiser, need to be termed out. They’re awful, go to a meeting sometime. The third candidate is not an  incumbent but identifies himself as the chair of the Measure E (recent bond) committee. I used to care about the school district because they have their dick in my tax bill, but homeschooling my kids really helped me to put  this issue in it’s place – the bond is a very tiny portion of my taxes, and I have the satisfaction that they never got my kids or their ADA money.  I’ll let you poor bastards who are stupid enough to turn your kids over to strangers figure that one out for yourselves. 

Assessor was a toughie. In the beginning I supported Al Petersen and frankly still think he was the best candidate. Why? Because he contacted me, he wanted to embrace the public. That’s a big deal for tax assessor. But I had to laugh – nobody cared. You people are meat heads – you let strangers stick you for money, but you don’t pay attention to how they do it. Do you close your eyes and think of Mother England? 

I had started to endorse Diane Brown because of her obvious experience in the job. But she miffed me when she came in to speak at the library – she looks at the homeowner/taxpayer with suspicion, she’s out to get us. She wants to get in your house and include your carpet and drapes in your assessment. She thinks anybody who doesn’t want to let her in is a crank cooker. 

The other side of voting for Connelly is, get him off the Board of Supes. The last few years, he’s let that job go to his head – I swear, look at the pictures, his head has gotten bigger! He’s lost all his modesty, acting like a king instead of a public servant. He’s got a swagger reminiscent of the Sheriff of Nottingham.  So, let’s give him the Assessor job – at least we won’t have to look at that pork face or listen to his smart ass blowing wind. And we all get to be titillated with fear and foreboding over who Jerry Brown will appoint to fill his seat! Talk about Halloween!

I don’t know if I should even waste time on Chico City Council – I didn’t vote for any of the candidates offered, instead writing in Joe Montes out of sheer frustration. I hope they know I voted for him because he’s the one who brought up the conflict of interest posed when City Council members approve contracts allowing for the city to conscript union dues that are funneled into city elections. Later I see that he is supporting the very people who asked him to step out of the election, without making any further statements about the conflict of interest, and I realize I threw my vote away on another Meat Head. 

Dead from the neck up = Meat Head. 

I’d also like to add that neither candidate/Mayor Gruendl nor candidate/Vice Mayor Sorensen made any public gesture toward getting the Chico Police Officers Association to turn in their campaign paperwork when it was a couple of years overdue. 

The CARD race is also a disaster. I would expect every candidate/incumbent in that race, including Dave Donnan, to come out next year in support of a property assessment on your house to build an aquatic center for the use of the Chico Aquajets. Maureen Kirk says Herman Ellis is a nice man, and that’s a qualification?  Kindly old Mr. Ellis is a fist puppet for Tom Lando, and very nicely does whatever he is told. If you vote for Jan Sneed you’re voting for a woman who will stick her fist in your face if she doesn’t like what you have to say.

As I’ve already said, Chico Taxpayers votes NO on A and YES on B. 

If I have time or if anybody wants to,  I’ll discuss the state propositions later, but just for curiosity’s sake, here’s how I voted:

NO on PROP 1.

NO on PROP 2. 

YES on 45.

YES on 46.

NO on 47.

NO on 48.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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18 Responses to “Chico Taxpayers Association – how I voted. I won’t use the word “endorsement,” it was more, hunt and peck…”

  1. Michael Jones November 1, 2014 at 6:37 am #

    Since Juanita mostly chose not to vote for Council…. Vote Sorensen, he DIDN’T get endorsed by the Firefighters, which tells you something (he is frugal, and they don’t like it). Vote Gruendl, he is the most frugal of the progressives. Third, well, vote Fillmer she is tough and has bigger cojones than Coolidge, and so could stand up to the unions if she chooses to. But vote Andrew if you want a nice guy. Forough might be good, but she wouldn’t talk to us, so I don’t know. Lupe helps lead Chico Democratic Club, and they lie…..

    • Juanita Sumner November 1, 2014 at 7:21 am #

      The Firefighters turned their paperwork in on time. That’s your best advice on Sorensen? How are you two getting along these days anyway, last time we talked about him you said he was keeping you at arm’s length? That’s because you talked about the conflict of interest, and he doesn’t want to hear about that. He’s certainly not doing anything to change it. And, unless he worked behind closed doors, he didn’t do anything about getting the CPOA to turn their paperwork in, since 2012. I’m dying to see how the CPOA managed to funnel their money into Maloney’s PAC, that’s going to be the post election news.

      The most frugal of the progressives? What, he won’t spend you to death, just til bankruptcy? That’s like saying, “the least evil of the vampires…he won’t kill you, he’ll just turn you into a vampire…”

      “so could stand up to the unions if she chooses…” You keep saying that, it sounds weaker every time. She works for CalPERS, how can anybody not see what she’s up to?

      Thanks for the suggestions but I couldn’t have lived with myself endorsing that pile of shit.

  2. Free Range Tax Sert November 1, 2014 at 9:34 am #

    We think we are free because we get to vote for who will rule us…

    Human Farming: The story of your enslavement

    • Juanita Sumner November 2, 2014 at 5:35 am #

      Yeah, and if you bought anything that was made in China this week, you’re a slave who owns slaves.

      I couldn’t watch the depressing video, you’re preaching to the choir. But I hear you.

      • Free Range Tax Serf November 2, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

        You can only choose your master but can’t choose not to be a slave.

      • Juanita Sumner November 3, 2014 at 6:21 am #

        This is deserving of it’s own blog at worldofjuanita – I also want to do a blog where we make up funny words, I’ll get on that.

        We have to have some fun, it’s good medicine.

      • Free Range Tax Serf November 2, 2014 at 5:54 pm #

        Look how Obamunistcare is working out…

        215,000 Doctors (1 in 4 Nationally, 70% in California) Refuse Obamacare Patients Over Payment Issues
        Read more at http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2014/11/215000-doctors-1-in-4-nationally-70-in.html#xtbEwgGPdozfXPzs.99

      • Juanita Sumner November 3, 2014 at 6:20 am #

        Ah ha! Bob! I know it’s you, cause you make up the best words – Obumunistcare! (shreiks of laughter, my husband is giggling in the bed)

        I’ll read this article later, when I have a full stomach.

        What are we going to do about it, I keep trying to think, but I get so mad I never get any answer.

      • Free Range Tax Serf November 4, 2014 at 6:06 am #

        There are 166 tax increase proposals, all for the trough feeders increasing pensions…

        There are 166 tax increase proposals on the ballot in California. 118 of them are bond proposals. It matters little what the proposals are for.

        Forget about any claim, “it’s for the kids”. Politicians have a way of doing whatever they want with the money once the tax hikes pass.

        Read more at http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2014/11/166-local-tax-increase-proposals-on.html

  3. bob November 4, 2014 at 9:21 am #

    Controller John Chiang drops bombshell on California public pensions

    State Controller John Chiang dropped a political bomb the other day, although he was so quiet about it, one could say it was a stealth bomb.

    Chiang added public pension systems to his already large fiscal database. One chart reveals that their “unfunded liabilities” – the gap between assets and liabilities for current and future pensions – exploded from $6.3 billion in 2003 to $198.2 billion in 2013.

    Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/dan-walters/article3507521.html

    But nothing to see here folks, so just move along. The Grundler, Muldolan and the rest of the crooks on the city council and Chico PD and fire will assure us there is nothing wrong and we are all just paranoid doomers, so paste on a happy face, vote for bonds and tax increases, and always pay your taxes with a smile. Your rulers will have it no other way (and the sheeple will baa with alacrity).
    – See more at: http://calwatchdog.com/2014/11/03/live-blogging-the-election/#comment-101188

    • Juanita Sumner November 4, 2014 at 4:20 pm #

      sheesh, thanks Bob, I’m glad we got Chiang. I voted for him for Treasurer. Having filled the Controller position already, I think he will now be a member of the CalPERS oversight board, I think that will be a good thing.

      • bob November 4, 2014 at 9:19 pm #

        There are 166 tax increase proposals on the ballot in California. 118 of them are bond proposals. It matters little what the proposals are for.

        Forget about any claim, “it’s for the kids”. Politicians have a way of doing whatever they want with the money once the tax hikes pass.

        Well, it looks like the idiots in Paradise will learn this the hard way.

        With about 20% of the vote in it looks like the tax increase passes by a wide margin.

        I guarantee you there will be a sales tax increase for Chico in the next election and I bet it passes.

      • Juanita Sumner November 4, 2014 at 10:28 pm #

        Well, for what it’s worth, I’m already looking forward to starting our “No on Measure (sales tax increase)” campaign, my husband and I were talking about the best way to makeover those unused Measure J signs.

      • bob November 4, 2014 at 9:24 pm #

        Doesn’t (a certain commenter) live in Paradise?

        I hope he enjoys his tax increase. I know he likes feeding the trough feeders.

      • Juanita Sumner November 4, 2014 at 10:30 pm #

        I edited out the name because I don’t want to draw any flies.

      • bob November 5, 2014 at 7:57 am #


        Forget about any claim, “it’s for the kids”. Politicians have a way of doing whatever they want with the money once the tax hikes pass.

        Ed Ring writing for Union Watch notes new tax revenue is in too many cases, suspiciously equal to the amount that pension contributions need to be raised in the next few years.

        Both the Paradise and Redding tax increases passed. So the trough feeders are rejoicing today.

        And you can bet the Chico trough feeders watched those measures and are going to do all they can to get a tax increase here.

        We will see how serious the “conservative” who won city council seats are. I bet they pull an Error-Law and say let’s put it on the ballot for the voters and then the “public safety” feeders scare the shiite outta the sheeple and it passes which has happened over and over elsewhere.

        At least we won’t have to see Grundler’s mug on the city council any more, although I bet he runs again.

        So know that the conservatives have a majority maybe they will over turn that idiotic bag ban?

      • Juanita Sumner November 5, 2014 at 8:00 am #

        Frankly, I’m afraid to find out – how low will they let our town sink to get us to pass that sales tax increase?

      • bob November 5, 2014 at 12:28 pm #

        It’s really frustrating that the voters can’t see that high pensions, benefits and salaries are the cause of the problem.

        It is never asked if these can be scaled back. Instead it’s “we have to raise taxes and/or borrow more money or else you will have cuts to everything.”

        The majority of bond and tax increase measures pass. The voters are just ignorant. And it’s hard to believe no one in Paradise even bothered to write an argument against the tax increase for the voter handbook.

        But you have to know that Lando and all the other trough feeders are betting if a conservative town like Paradise can pass a tax increase it shouldn’t take too much to get a place like Chico to pass one.

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