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It’s the Day After Easter and Anna Bryson Won’t Stop Laying Eggs on Facebook

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Easter means a lot of things to a lot of people. To me personally, it has a lot of significance – it is the day that Jesus Christ rose from the dead proving his deity and also paving the way for people like myself and others to be saved from ourselves.

In that spirit, I’d like to offer some of my social media expertise to Anna Bryson.

Don’t lead with your chin, please. Bryson posted the following on her Facebook on Friday with a link to an article:

In Sacramento, Democrats do themselves in. Now, we Republicans have to have common-sense conservative reform proposals

Conservative? Where are the statements from Bryson about social issues on her issues page?

Anna Bryson was attempting to highlight the democrat scandals in Sacramento, which is laughable given her involuntary tax liens, lawsuit judgements and of course all the DA investigations in to Brown Act viloations on the Capistrano Unified School District.

Earlier last week – Facebook Users were treated to this from Anna Bryson:

Governor Jerry Brown is using budget tricks to make California budget look good – but it’s all smoke and mirrors. (The trickery is technically called “cash-based budgeting.”)

I am a budget person. I have worked with operating budgets in the hundreds of millions of dollars in public education and in an office that managed investments in the billions of dollars in Orange County government. After cutting $150 million from our school district, we nonetheless became the highest-performing large district in California. We need a fiscally prudent budget in our state.

No kidding. This is the same Anna Bryson that gave away the store to the teacher’s union at the expense of 28 non-union jobs??? The CUSD now boasts around 33 kids per teacher because of the budget decisions of Anna Bryson. (Most districts are around 23-25)

Oh – and Anna Bryson lists “Mariner’s Yacht and Ship Brokerage” as a like on her facebook page.

Let’s hope her account with Mariner’s Yacht and Ship Brokerage is current.

When you post snippets on social media they are usually much more trouble than the perceived benefit.

 
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What we really learned about the 74th A.D. candidates at the Feet to the Fire Forum

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Feet to the Fire 74th AD Forum

Did we learn anything about the candidates running for the 74th Assembly District when they debated at the first “Feet to the Fire” forum last Thursday?  The event was sponsored by the Daily Pilot, the Orange County Register and Voice of OC, and featured what turned out to be a pretty lame panel, that included Voice of OC Editor-in-Chief Norberto Santana Jr., Register and Daily Pilot columnist Barbara Venezia, Daily Pilot editor John Canalis, Register columnist Jack Wu and Daily Pilot City Editor Alicia Lopez.

 The candidates at the forum included several Republican candidates: RINO Newport Beach Councilman Keith Curry; Huntington Beach Mayor Matt Harper, who talks conservative but acts otherwise; Emanuel Patrascu, district director for Assemblyman Travis Allen; and two Democrats – small business owner Karina Onofre and public schoolteacher Anila Ali. Read more…

 
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Surf City Tea: End The Huntington Beach Bag Ban

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I’m not a big fan of the Surf City Tea Party group as they seem too rigidly organized and demand a fee to attend, but we can respect this email that arrived over the weekend and the ACTION they’re seeking tomorrow to protest the plastic bag ban in Huntington Beach:

The opportunity is now at hand – finally – to allow the public to decide by getting the issue on the ballot for November of this year. This opportunity will likely not come again … ever!  We need each of you to come to City Council Chambers Monday at 6pm for a show of support for this effort.

We have lived with this odious and ridiculous ordinance in Huntington Beach since November 1, 2013. Everyone likely knows someone who now prefers to shop anywhere but HB because they resent Government interference in their daily lives. Many have found themselves carrying their purchase individually in their arms to their cars because they refuse to spend a few pennies to buy a bag ,,, its not the cost I assure you. Don’t we already have more than enough of this kind of nonsense from Washington? Read more…

 
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OC BOS candidate Frank Ury erupts when questioned about his lame voting record

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By Larry Gilbert

Mission Viejo councilman Frank Ury’s voting record catches up with him and he’s angry. A group of 70 people expected a casual brunch on Wed. April 16th at a San Juan Capistrano country club ended with fireworks. Apparently a resident attending that brunch debate, which included BOS candidates, asked MV councilman Frank Ury a rather easy question.

She had a copy of the April Community Common Sense article written by me in which the Liberty First blog had given Frank an average grade of 69% for his voting between 2009 and 2011. Instead of defending his voting record, attendees told me he was mad, reacted with anger, and went on the attack. Councilman Ury said the article was ghost written by a supporter of Robert Ming named Chris Emami when in fact I wrote that report and submitted it to the publisher.

This was an opportunity for him to defend his vote but that is not what happened. He blasted the Liberty First Scorecard stating that the CCS was not credible calling the newspaper “rubbish.” Read more…

 
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Fundraiser for Democratic candidate for OC Auditor-Controller Mike Dalati set for 5/1

May 1, 2014
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

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The Democratic Leaders of Southern California is hosting a fundraiser for Democratic candidate for OC Auditor-Controller Mike Dalati on May 1st, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Knowlwood Restaurant, located at 2107 East 17th St., in Santa Ana.

Tickets are being sold for $50.  Call 714-561-5520 or click here to message on Facebook. Read more…

 
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Failed Democratic candidate stalking woman candidates on Facebook

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Tom Daly and Francisco Barragan

When SAUSD School Board Member Cecilia Iglesias ran for Congress back in 2010, she gathered over 10,000 signatures so that she could qualify for the ballot as an independent candidate. While she did not prevail in the election she showed us all that she was a viable candidate in Santa Ana, in a race that featured the powerhouse that is Democratic U.S. Representative Loretta Sanchez and a former State Assemblyman, Van Tran, who was at the time still a dominant player in central Orange County.

Iglesias confirmed this when she ran for the SAUSD School Board in 2012, this time as Republican. While at the time I was unsure that she would do well in our city as a member of the GOP, she proved me wrong by becoming the top vote-getter in that election – she garnered more votes than two incumbents, Rob Richardson and Jose Alfredo Hernandez. That surely was a wake-up call for them as well.

Now Iglesias is challenging a Democrat, Tom Daly, who was elected to the 69th Assembly District in 2012 when three Latino Democrats split the Hispanic vote in that year’s Open Primary. Those candidates included Santa Ana Councilwoman Michele Martinez; labor organizer Julio Perez and an accountant named Francisco Barragan. While Martinez is still in power and Perez recently got appointed to a top labor post, Barragan has resorted to stalking candidates he doesn’t like, on their Facebook pages. Read more…

 
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Emanuel Patrascu Fundraiser — Newport, Wednesday, 4/23

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With all her baggage, should Janet Nguyen even be running for SD34?

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The heat’s still on.  First District County Supervisor Janet Nguyen, the Orange County GOP’s Local Elected Official of the Year, has been fingered AGAIN by the union-funded Voice of OC for conspiring with two CalOptima Board members to ignore a Federal audit critical of their leadership:  CalOptima Leaders Shelved Critical Audit.  Tracy Wood reports:

The move killed a chance to fix at least some potential problems as much as a year before federal auditors discovered one of CalOptima’s programs posed a “serious threat to the health and safety” of participants.  According to meeting records and emails, Nguyen and CalOptima board Vice Chairman Lee Penrose, who is president and CEO of St. Jude Hospital in Fullerton, put off making a decision on which firm to hire. County Health Care Agency Director Mark Refowitz, who became board chairman during the process, didn’t act to ensure that the work was done.

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AD73 Update: The Anna Bryson Legacy on the CUSD: Turmoil

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I’ve read the stuff about the CUSD. (Capistrano Unified School District) It is scary.

Recently, in my neck of the woods, there was a knock down drag-out campaign where one candidate spent $40k on a race in a district that cast 5,000 votes.

People wanted to kill each other after the election, except now everything is pretty harmonious and tranquil. The underlying personality crap is there – but most all involved are working together for the children.

Not Anna Bryson. Not by a longshot. I have a pile of OC register articles that spam her terms in office that show a pattern of chaos, drama and infighting with no (or very little) improvement for the Children of CUSD. Ultimately, Bryson owns responsibility for some of it – especially since she has flip-flopped with the change in majority and has also made sure to mug for the local media. In the 17 years I have been in Politics my observations of both such patterns of behavior (while common) show pre-meditated narcissism of someone seeking personal gain versus public service.

This legacy of chaos and drama is important to dive in to in order to understand what you could expect in AD73 should she get elected.

Dennis Smith certainly understood what he’d be getting in to if he took the job as CUSD’s Superintendent. The following is from the OC Register:

Trustees and critics in Capistrano Unified on Thursday presented competing narratives of why a newly hired superintendent backed out of a $300,000 job in one of the state’s most high-profile districts.

Dennis Smith, who called the job “the capstone of my career” when he was hired two months ago, announced Wednesday he would instead return to his job with Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified.

He said efforts to lead the district “could be overshadowed by protracted, high-profile divisiveness in the community.”

“He was perplexed and confused and frustrated over the lack of buy-in from the community at large,” Darnold said.

But Smith, said Trustee Anna Bryson, was well-briefed before he took the job, and knew of the unrest in the district over the past two years…

School officials canceled the search for a new leader. They’ll negotiate with the search firm Leadership Associates, which also conducted CUSD’s search, over how much of the $37,500 search fee PYLUSD will pay.

PYLUSD Board President Jan Wagner said the district won’t lose any money on the search because of the money it saved — $1,089 per day — while Smith was at CUSD.

O.C. Register, 6/1/07

Now – take a good look at Anna Bryson’s response. How dare he leave. This is a common theme throughout the entire time she has been on the CUSD board, whether as a pre-2010 reformer or a current acolyte of the teacher’s union.

Now – add in the lawsuits to force her to pay her bills to the Yacht Club and the Tax Liens to force her to pay her past due taxes and the insolence and denial appear to be a lifelong pattern. This is not the pattern of a leader.

Anna Bryson’s response about how Mr. Smith was told what the score was is the exact reason why Dennis Smith stayed at the other district. However, the next Superintendent found out what the underside of the Bryson Bus looked like…

 
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Is Anila Ali the worst State Assembly candidate ever?

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Anila Ali and Barack Obama

As I mentioned in an earlier post, Democrat Anila Ali has no chance whatsoever of winning in the June Open Primary Election for the 74th Assembly District.  But I decided to take a closer look at her campaign to see if she had anything at all to say that might appeal to any voters outside of her party.

When you think about the top issues in California several come to mind, such as: the public employee pension crisis (that is bankrupting cities and counties and is a major threat to all of us); the drought (and the stupidity of saving the Delta Smelt while damning our agricultural industry); the ridiculous waste of money that is the doomed California High Speed Rail; the release from prison of dangerous rapists and murderers by Ali’s fellow Democrat, Governor Jerry Brown; and the fact that California’s residents are the highest taxed voters in the nation.

But Ali does not mention any of these issues on her campaign website.  Instead she talks about being “business friendly” but then the rest of her platform is a plea to create more government union jobs, in education and in public works and parks.  And she posted a screed about “equal protection under the law” but failed to mention how much it sucks that Obama’s administration is spying on us and on our global allies.  Nor does she mention our nation’s failed drug war. Read more…

 
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