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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.