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Friday, June 05, 2015

Park Pandamonium

Many years ago, I saw an episode of the Tonight Show where Johnny Carson took the microphone into the audience to let them ask questions. This was rare for Carson to do. One man asked Johnny, “I know that you recently got a divorce. Can you recommend a good attorney?
Carson responded, “No, but my ex-wife can.”
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So far this week, we have been treated to two posts regarding lawyers on Aaron and George Park’s Right-On-Daily blog. CRA’s resident attorney was surprised when I rightly predicted that the letters he sent would be posted on Aaron’s blog. This seems to be their practice. Post the lawyer letters and then mock the senders for their weakness.

I was confident in my ability to rightly assess the Park brothers until yesterday. Two separate things happened that peeled back yet another layer to their behavior that I had failed to properly observe. The first was a scanned copy of a lawyer letter sent to Aaron Park last year. It arrived in my IN box yesterday. I don’t know where it came from but I know it is genuine. The second was an offhanded comment by the Sith Lord.


First the letter.
As northern California has swung more into the Democrat column, Aaron has turned his attention more to the south.  In 2014, Aaron became involved in the 55th Assembly race. This is a solidly Republican district. Aaron was hired by candidate Phillip Chen to help combat Ling Ling Chang. Ling Ling had better name recognition in the district. To counter Ling Ling, Steve Tye came into the race as a stalking horse candidate.  His presence in the race was at least in part to divert support from Ling Ling.

There is no active CRA chapter within this district so per the Bylaws; the endorsement vote was scheduled at the CRA endorsing convention held at Knott’s Berry farm. At the CRA Convention it looked like Ling Ling would win the endorsement until she was asked about abortion. She failed to give anything close to a CRA approved answer. As a result, many flipped to Phillip. Right before the vote, Aaron took to the podium to speak in support of Phillip Chen.

If you will recall, Phillip came up one vote short of endorsement on the second ballot. On the third ballot, I flipped from Ling Ling to Phillip and he was endorsed. As soon as Chen was pronounced as the winner of the endorsement, Aaron came over to me and said he owed me a lunch because I was the decisive vote. At that point I learned from Aaron that he was working for Phillip.

Part of “helping” Phillip was attacking Ling Ling on his blogs. In addition to Right-On-Daily, Aaron was also posting on OCPoliticsBlog.com; these posts resulted in a terse letter for Ling Ling’s attorney.
The post referenced in this letter was published on May 24, 2014. It contains an audio file that is supposed to be from Ling Ling and contains some colorful metaphors. The attorney letter was sent May 25, 2014 and then the original post was modified on May 26, 2014.

Aaron apparently lit-up Ling Ling in harsh terms. Here is the lawyer letter.

Update: Faster than an April data breach, Aaron deleted the Raging-Panda.wav audio file once he figured out that I was linking to the copy that he posted on his website on May 24, 2014. For now, the lawyer letter is still there.


Here is the revised May 26, 2014 post.

Ling Ling then used the blog attacks in a mailer to which Park responded to on May 30, 2014.
Here is the May 30, 2014 post.

By June 16, 2014 all entries were scrubbed from his blog.


Sith Lord Comment
The Sith Lord said to me yesterday that he thought some of Aaron’s posts were missing. Just for fun I checked. What a shocker. As it turns out, Aaron is missing more parts than Bruce Jenner.


My only question was why?
The first thing that popped into my head was a lyric from an old Eagles song:

Did you do it for love?
Did you do it for money?
Did you do it for spite?
Did you think you had to, honey?

  —The Long Run 1979


Either he is trying to do his version of Extreme Home Makeover: Blogger’s Edition or someone like Doug Ose finally found a barrister willing to crush him like a tiny insect.

Most posts are related to Igor Birman v Doug Ose but a few are related to CRA and previous legal fights with Karen England. We also know from his blog that he deleted one entry concerning Ron Givens.

Remember this quote from Aaron?

To that end - I can be retained at a quite reasonable rate or for “projects”. I assume you’re both familiar with my work (ask Doug Ose or Meg Whitman how effective it is)...

Why delete your manifesto?

Below is a partial List of deleted entries.
Some URLs are good and some are broken but might be found elsewhere on the Internet. Reading the titles will give you a feel for the subject matter.

01. doug-oses-contempt-for-republicans-started-before-1998
02. bs-campaign-claim-alert-1-vote-for-doug-ose-to-repeal-obamacare
03. doug-oses-contempt-for-republicans-part-2-bribery-per-diem
04. freedomworks-endorses-igor-birman
05. doug-ose-liberal-republican-avenger
06. the-ca-07-race
07. gun-owners-of-america-endorse-igor-birman
08. sacramento-bee-does-a-drive-by
09. bs-campaign-claim-alert-1-vote-for-doug-ose-to-repeal-obamacare
10. rumor-john-boehner-to-endorse-doug-ose-host-fundraiser
11. sacramento-bee-goes-on-rampage-against-placer-county-republican-party
12. team-ose-vs-team-mcclintock-round-two
13. the-tale-of-the-three-little-dougs
14. cra-wins-major-legal-victory
15. insider-info-on-the-dave-cox-seat-ca-sd-01-update-and-then-there-were-three
16. republican-activists-to-doug-ose-dont-run
17. doug-ose-the-grinch-that-stole-your-tax-cut
18. bs-alert-2-teamboehner-member-doug-ose-claims-he-opposes-budget-deal
19. teamboehner-doug-oses-legislative-achievements-tried-to-subsidize-the-solyndras-of-the-2000s
20. doug-oses-contempt-for-republicans-part-3-the-coup-detat
21. birman-bags-major-slavic-community-endorsement
22. its-reagans-birthday-today-and-ca07-candidate-doug-ose-is-no-reagan
23. madison-project-adopts-ca-07-on-behalf-of-igor-birman-with-massive-independent-expenditure
24. campaign-bs-alert-3-doug-ose-op-ed-in-elk-grove-citizen-exposes-the-real-doug-ose
25. candidate-doug-ose-social-engineer-before-it-was-in-style
26. candidate-doug-ose-the-un-republican
27. doug-ose-2-0-hits-a-major-technical-glitch
28. doug-ose-gets-a-taste-of-his-own-medicine
29. ask-doug-ose-if-he-opposes-the-abortion-mandate-in-obamacare
30. ask-doug-ose-if-he-supports-the-contraception-mandate-in-obamacare
31. millionaire-liberal-former-congressman-doug-oses-farm-welfare-payments
32. nothing-sums-up-the-ca07-race-better-than-this-ose-aligned-pac-attacks-ted-cruz
33. fraud-doctor-update-when-feeling-vulnerable-swing-wide-left
34. doug-oses-war-on-american-families
35. like-high-gas-prices-doug-ose-did-his-part
36. like-high-gas-prices-doug-ose-did-his-part
37. under-god-doug-ose-said-no-way
38. did-doug-ose-recruit-art-moore-ca04-ca07
39. wanna-have-lunch-with-doug-ose-250-and-a-3000-mile-plane-ride
40. there-is-a-reason-why-the-nra-gave-doug-ose-a-d
41. the-tale-of-two-campaigns-ose-twitter-spams-people-and-igor-gets-endorsed-by-rand-paul
42. will-ose-be-going-to-the-ritz-carlton-to-hang-out-with-the-union-backed-mainstreet-pac
43. doug-oses-vision-for-america-5-50-a-gallon-gas
44. look-at-all-the-dems-and-unions-funding-ose-founded-pac
45. from-the-floor-of-congress-doug-ose-pledges-undying-allegiance-to-the-epa
46. doug-oses-repeated-votes-to-make-gas-prices-skyrocket
47. nothing-sums-up-big-government-doug-better-the-tie-breaking-vote-to-increase-debt-limit
48. doug-oses-obsession-with-taxpayer-funded-abortion-overseas
49. doug-oses-support-for-sanctuary-cities
50. clone-andor-kill-attack-of-the-clones-doug-ose-style
51. mailer-bs-update-doug-ose-mailers-deceitful-and-misleading
52. 5-times-doug-ose-tried-to-derail-the-unborn-victims-of-violence-act
53. doug-ose-in-the-news-1998
54. doug-oses-extremist-views-tried-to-gut-partial-birth-abortion-ban
55. doug-ose-thou-shalt-not-cut-government-spending-ever
56. ex-congressman-doug-ose-busting-the-federal-piggy-bank-big-time
57. fraud-alert-sportsmen-for-doug-ose
58. doug-oses-greatest-hits-immigration-edition
59. ami-bera-likes-ruling-by-decree-bureaucrat


In the far right column of his blog is a list of months and number of entries. This is a comparison of now versus then. It shows a net change of 76 entries From December 2009 thru May 2014. Any changes within the same month would not be included in this total.

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Posted by william on 06/05 at 09:43 AM
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Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Review: Lumia 640

Finally, I am off Verizon. My contract was up this week-end and I switched to Cricket Wireless. I got on the lowest tier plan from Cricket and now have more data and a lower bill. 2.5 GB for $35 per month.

I chose the Lumia 640 as my new phone. It was $129 plus sales tax and a $25 connection fee. My old phone was HTC 8X with 16 GB of on board memory. While the Lumia only has 8 GB, it has an SD Memory slot. I had already bought a 64 GB memory card from Amazon for $26. The SD Card was put in the phone as it was being set-up at Cricket.
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I took the phone home and set it up. After I entered the credentials for my Microsoft Account, I was asked if I wanted to restore from the backup of the HTC phone or start with a clean install. I chose to restore from the backup. This took a while to run—again do this at home. As the backup began installing, my phone automatically switched to my home’s Wi-Fi. All my custom settings except Bluetooth seemed to be installed when finished. Also, all phone apps were downloaded; most without any user intervention needed. Only 4 MB of the data plan was used to setup the phone and close to 6 GB on the Wi-Fi.

Also during the process of setting up the phone, my new SD card was detected. When prompted, I said “Yes” to use the SD card. All music, photos, documents, etc. were automatically set to go to this card instead of using the remaining memory on the phone.

Only maps that were downloaded were stored on the phone memory. I could find no setting to move these to the SD card.

The phone screen is slightly larger than my HTC, but is seems much bigger. I set my HTC phone on top of the 640 just to compare the size. To me it seemed about 1/8” bigger around all four sides.

The phone has fewer physical buttons than the HTC, only Power and Volume. The traditional Widows Phone buttons of Back, Windows, and Search are now virtual buttons on the touch screen. So far, the Lumia is faster than the HCT in booting up and running apps. I have not put the camera thru its paces yet but hope to do that soon.

It’s a great experience. Oh, and the color is Cyan which is bright, happy blue.

Lumia 640 can be viewed here

 

Posted by william on 06/02 at 01:23 PM
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My Answer to a Fool

Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
Proverbs 26: 5


The CRA Board meeting went as expected.

The Treasurer report was illuminating to some that haven’t been following the controversy. It took over an hour. The report covered many points already discussed on this blog.

The Investigative Committee presented their preliminary report. The only conclusive finding that they made was that there was indeed a data breach. The five individuals that had their financial data published on the Internet will be offered a one year subscription to LifeLock.

The “trial” of George and Aaron went well. They decided not to show-up and face their accusers. Instead they found yet another way to violate the Bylaws—more on that in a minute. Carl Brickey presented the case against Sharkey and Grima. I have known Brickey for 20 years and it was his best presentation ever. He covered all the necessary points. To paraphrase Churchill, “It was his finest hour.”

The Parks were overwhelmingly removed from the Board. They got only a handful of NO votes for removal. Even many that later voted against removing them from CRA voted for their removal or remained silent.

Next up was a motion to suspend them for 10 years. It was soundly defeated. Had either shown even a modicum of contrition, they might have been given this or a lighter sentence than they eventually got.

The next motion was to suspend them for life. This was the first time anyone on the Board, except one member (Aaron Park), had publically called for this punishment. The reasoning was simple; Aaron kept asking for it so in the end we were happy to oblige him. By my last count, since May third Aaron asked for a lifetime ban at least fifteen times on his blog.

Their sentence was poetic in a way. Only Karen England and Tim Lefever have ever been banned for life and their sentence was at the behest of the Just Us Brothers.

This completed Act II of the Park Family Tantrum


Act III
This is where we see when and if the litigation that they so richly deserve is meted out to Sharkey and Grima for trashing the CRA shire and a good portion of the Republican Party.

We begin first with the prelude to the final chapter. This was foreshadowed by more Bylaws violations. Lest you take my word for it, the new Bylaws violations were superbly documented by the perpetrators in an email sent far and wide on Saturday morning.

At the duly noticed meeting of the Board of Directors of the Placer County Republican Assembly this morning, the following actions were taken:

• Called to order at 8:32AM.

• Motion to refund all 2015 members their dues approved at 8:56AM on a 3-1 vote (Uhler, Park, Mendonsa – yes; Rowan – no).

• Motion to divide remaining operating account funds between three charities (Lighthouse Family Services Center, Acres of Hope and Courage Worldwide) approved at 8:57AM (unanimous).

• Motion to surrender the Charter of the Placer County Republican Assembly approved at 8:58AM on a 3-1 vote (Uhler, Park, Mendonsa – yes; Rowan – no).

• Meeting adjourned at 8:58AM.

Per the Bylaws, only a two thirds vote of the membership can vote to resign from CRA. So either Aaron has 96 fraudulent members in his club or these guys violated the Bylaws yet again.

Second, donating the money is not allowed. It must be surrendered to the State organization. The last figure that Sharkey and Grima bragged about was that Placer County RA had more than $25,000 in the bank.

ARTICLE V – TERMINATION OF CHARTER AND MEMBERSHIP

Section 5.06. Resignation. Any chartered Republican Assembly may resign from the CRA by submitting a written resignation. To be effective, a resignation must have been approved by two-thirds of the total membership of such Republican Assembly and shall be certified by its President and Secretary. Such resignation shall become effective only if accepted by the CRA Board of Directors at its next meeting.

Section 5.07. Surrender of Charter. Any chartered Republican Assembly that has ceased to be part of the CRA for any reason, or that is seeking to leave CRA, shall relinquish the name Republican Assembly, surrender its charter certificate to the Membership Secretary, and transfer all of its funds to the CRA Treasurer. The former chartered Republican Assembly shall not thereafter use the name, emblem or insignia of any Republican Assembly or the CRA in any manner.



Not satisfied in digging their own graves until they reach China or the Marianas Trench, Aaron put more nuggets out on the Internet today. Speaking of the CRA majority, “Meantime, the state officers that are part of the coup will be re-elected in perpetuity until the next purge and fight. Blog Post

Hey Aaron, yet another admission against interest. Your group is the one that says no member can run for office for their first year of membership. Your Bylaws say that a person must be a member for two years to run for a Vice-President slot and three years to run for the “big chair”, el presidente. CRA has never had such rules. Lastly, CRA actually exists and is not a figment of a fertile imagination.

If you thought that the complaints against us were legitimate. Think again – the coup always was about removing us (and John Briscoe who people wrongly thought was our puppet) because they wanted to control CRA. Blog Post

No, Aaron you and your bro, are toxic people.

If you stay true to form, tomorrow you will publish the demand letter sent to you today by a CRA attorney and then mock the feeble attempts of the “Lynch Mob”. This is what you did with Karen England in 2011. This letter has more teeth than Karen’s so we will see if you back down or act as foolishly as I think you are capable of behaving.

Aaron, I’m tire of your stupid games. Let’s go for broke. I’m calling your bluff. Go ahead and publish the entire state membership list. Do it. Then you can unleash the lawyers waiting in the wings to pluck your financial carcass to the bone. The owner of your blog is listed as Park Family Insurance so put your business on the line too. Then after they get thru with you, the State Department of insurance can take a wack at your license.

Your friend—that incidentally you treat like crap—Tom Hudson, is trying to protect you from what you deserve. The least you should do is shut-up, comply with the demand letters, and let him try to help you.

Posted by william on 06/02 at 02:08 AM
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