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Monday, January 5, 2015

Political and other rants for January 2015. Updated 1-07-2015

I had high hopes that the little blue marble would experience a resurgence of positive vibes for this two thousand and fifteenth year after the birth of Jesus.  I still am hopeful but there are still a few things we need to straiten out if we are to make it to 2016.  Some things are local, some national and many are  planetary (the hoax of global warming for instance).  I am just one lone blogger with a big mouth and lousy typing skills, but I am happy to point out things needing scrutiny.

November elections brought the country a whole passel of new Republicans.  Many aligned with the Tea Party.  Many just plain Republicans.  Obama and his empty rhetoric have exposed the left for the vacuous people they are and American voters said "nope" to them.  So now we can see if my brethren will actually stir the pot.  Today a couple of "pot stirrers" have announced they may run for the Speakership of the House of Representatives.  They are not happy with John Boehner who has led them for four years now.  Of course, I think the more we talk about changing things the better.  Sometimes though we need to approach change a bit more carefully.  In Boehner's case, I think he has actually done a good job and the House would be wise to leave him in place.

In the Senate, Senator McConnell will become the Leader and his style is a lot more moderated.  I do like him though and if he and Boehner can keep the kittens herded, we may see some great changes in the Federal government.  I want them to use the power of the purse, that is what they are supposed to do.  Stop funding things like Obamacare and shrink the EPA and Army Corps to a few people and a few projects.  Punish the IRS for their abuse of power.  Change the rules of the IRS to disallow them the ability to punish and confiscate people's money and property without due process.  Stop the grant and loan programs dished out to liberals and other lefties by their pals in most all the departments.  Especially the Agriculture Department.  But it seems that their is no rush  to do so.

Seal the borders and get real about illegals coming into America.  People need to do it legally.  Get in line, do the right thing.  The government could issue work visas which would allow some to stay and work.  But here we are in 2015 and the borders are still a sieve.  There has to be a concerted effort if only for national security reasons!  What is amazing to me is if there are 11 to 20 million people unaccounted for in the "system", then the unemployment numbers must be really really bogus.

California is my home and I have done my best to help elect common sense people to our dysfunctional  Legislature.  We tried to fix the place through "re-redistricting" but the process was hijacked by the democrats who made it impossible for any fair distribution of seats.  So, through subterfuge the left has made our once Golden State into a liberal bastion of over regulation and government hegemony.  My only hope for common sense is someday the Republicans get their heads together and turnout in huge numbers.  But since most are leaving the state for greener pastures. The people backfilling are just more lefty "takers" of the tax money.  Look at the welfare percentages as compared to the population and you will see the problem

Then we also have the issue of realignment here in California.  That is where the State shifted back to the Counties a bunch of duties and of course attached mandates to those duties.  The funding never matches the mandates and so we at the local level have to shift our discretionary dollars to the items the State prefers.  This always leaves the locals begging.  Look at the education dollars.  I say we need a initiative to return 100% of our property taxes (and most of the sales tax) to the local jurisdictions as well as the power to dispense it.  Now that the State will be adding 17-80 cents to every gallon of gas (and using it for the train to nowhere), perhaps the poor and middle class will see the error of their votes?

At the local county and city level her we see dysfunction of "economic development".  The young families are fleeing, schools are closing and the aging of the county continues.  The jobs are now mostly government jobs.  Private enterprise really does not exist here.  Hell the County can't even let a mining application proceed withoutt onerous "made-up"  rules.  It appears the wishes of pot growers is more important than legitimate jobs.  Until we see the push to at least get a business into the hearing system, then I do not believe the elected are serious at all.  Smoke and mirrors apparently.  If you don't believe me then I dare anyone to find any recent public statements about any applications for new business by the elected officials here.  It is all just BS.

Then we have the issue of Terry Lamphier, who may be sworn in today as a city councilman in Grass Valley.  I am sad that there is a terrible cloud over him but as we all know he has been charged with three counts of child porn.  I am loath to convict a person until they plead guilty or are proven guilty in court.  I think every American deserves the benefit of the doubt.  So regardless of the gravity of the charges (allegations) we must not convict in the press or blogosphere before the justice sysystem makes its determination.

I also read that the local ERC has announced a gathering to discuss economic development.  Now I have never warmed up to the ERC because I think it is a toothless entity and a waste of money.  The real action for economic development here is in the county and city General Plans.  Until there is a recognition that those documents are the primary discouragement of economic development nothing will change.  The "zoning" rules implementing those General plans add to the negative reasons no one  comes here with decent jobs.  So, we end up with service jobs and government jobs and lots of retirees.

Internationally we are under attack at almost every level of Western Civilization.  Mostly from Islamic extremists but also from liberals in our own country.  We have to stand up to the PC crowd and stop the madness it brings.  The only people who think PC is important are the pointy heads and other "over-educated" Lefty's.  Regular Americans (and even illegal immigrants) could care less about the dictates of these ridiculous people.  Regular Americans want to be left alone to live their lives.  They are not interested in being told they must except things they don't believe in.  Whether it is from work, religion or social morees.  Most people feel imposed upon and judged by a liberal media and "non-profit" lefty "think tanks" and organizations.  One only needs to watch CSPAN to see what I mean.

Lastly, perhaps America needs to institute a drive to rid the place of unwanted and unneeded rules and laws.  Ratchet back the desire of elected officials and their regulators to implement new laws.  Lets take a few years and review what is on the books and get rid of the impediments to progress.  Overhaul the Endangered Species Act and NEPA.  CEQA rules and regulations from the hundreds of state agencies overseeing every occupation from A to Z.  Get rid of the EEOC and OSHA and leave that to the states.  There are thousands of changes we should make.  If we don't start this year with a vengeance, then we will see the ultimate demise of America.  Let freedom prevail and Americans will double down on progress and economics.

UPDATED 1-07-2015 (If you don't like profanity don't read further.  I am very angry)

This morning three Islamic shitbags murdered 12 people in Paris.  The target was a comic magazine that was known for satire on religion including Islam and Christianity.  The Islamic shitbags also executed two policemen.  If Europe does not wise up and boot these people back to their home countries they will get a lot more of this.  Also, France does not allow gun ownership by civilians and these Islamic shitbags took advantage of that fact.  The religion of peace is at it again.

Locally, is everyone as tired of Heff Pelline's whining and degradation of our local Union Newspaper as I am?  I mean, the fellow is obsessed.  His three or four readers seem to also have a burr in their saddle.  The latest is a laughable criticism of Pelline about a letter to the editor where a fellow says some strong things about Obama.  I guess Pelline feels that free speech on;y relates to him.  If he wants to stop or curb others speech then he should pack up and move to North Korea and become the editor of their paper.  I have been told by people that have read Pelline's screeds against the Union that he must be a can short of a sixpack.  I tell them no.  He is simply a man left behind in the order of importance here in our little county.  I actually feel bad for the fellow.

89 comments:

  1. Terry Lamphier just showed us how self centered and insane he really is by being sworn in to the Grass Valley City Council.

    Lamohier's few remaining supporters are crazy, like local Dem leader Mona Matthias just posting under The Union Facebook page defending Lamphier saying "he's not a teacher. He's not working with kids". What the hell is wrong with Mona Matthias and the remaining Lamphier supporters? Note to Mona, Lamphier is working with out youth and said so in his recent self serving PR press release.

    You remaining supports just keep it up and enjoy the massive betrayal Lamohier is setting you up for.

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  2. How nice, Sacramento TV News media attend the Lamphier swearing in and are starting to report it.

    Mean time the remaining, clueless, uninformed supporters continue to make claims about Lamphier being set up and his computer hacked late at night. These mindless clowns need to read the Yubanet stories for some facts, like it's a fact Lamphier was in his office and at his computer when this happened and how Lamphuier made admissions to County staff when first confronted.

    Sacramento news is already running the story:

    http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2015/01/05/former-nevada-county-supervisor-accused-of-child-porn-charges-to-be-sworn-in-today/

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  3. Lamphier's real motivation to try and stay on the City Council:

    "Asked if his tenure on the city council was a way for him to achieve the five years in office needed to be fully vested in CalPERS (state retirement system) Lamphier laughed. He then said: "Well it's something that I've invested in and it would be nice to get something there. I also understand, talking with our city manager, the city is pretty financially constrained right now and this traditionally has not been done with the city. One thing on my list of things to do is to inquire with CalPERS if I can personally contribute and get that vesting."

    http://yubanet.com/regional/Protest-outside-Lamphier-s-swearing-in-to-Grass-Valley-City-Council.php#.VKsHtmd0yMY

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  4. Terry Lamphier needs to answer two simple questions, he owes the public answers to these two simple questions:

    1. Terry Lamphier did you search, view or download any porn on your government computers, including your office computer at the Rood Center?

    2. Terry Lamphier did you violate your Nevada County Board of Supervisors oath of office, the one you raised your hand and swore to uphold?

    Why won't Lamphier answer these two simple questions? The public deserves the truth!


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  5. Thanks for stating your observations Todd. The brave people who do should be applauded instead of insulted by those who take everything for granted. As for the fuel tax being used for the high speed rail that only benefits a certain area. There was a time when taxation without representation was illegal. Those paying to use and maintain highways are being ripped off. When Gov Brown and his fellow Dems fooled the voters into voting to let the General Fund to borrow from the Transprtation fund the first time he was in office they forgot to add when it had to be repaid. They claimed it was so rich there would be no need to increase fuel taxes, licenses etc. Shortly afterwards they announced the Transprtation fund was out of money.Unfortunately, most people don't realize that gas and diesel fuel runs our economy. I seem to recall that it used to be illegal to mess with commerce. Pretty Bad when anything goes if you run with the chosen gang of thieves. BMW

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  6. Here's Lamphier today on News 13. The video is worth seeing, He was caught off guard, mumbles a few words and flees the reporter.

    http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2015/01/05/former-supervisor-facing-child-porn-charges-sworn-in-as-grass-valley-city-councilman/

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    1. The below quote from a Lamphier supporter shows that facts don't matter or even exist to some.

      "Lamphier’s supporters, like Carole Chapman, call the charges political and asked people not to rush to judgment. “He’s the only democrat. He’s the only progressive and they don’t like him for that,” she said. “I do believe the allegations are not true. I think it’s all bogus.”

      In reality Yubanet has provided some of the FOIA info they have, including pinning Lamphier in the chair of his Supervisors office, at his computer when the porn searches/views/downloads took place. Yubanet is providing some facts and folks should read them as some don't know the basics that have been reported so far, It's also a fact that Lamphier made "incriminating statements" when first confronted.

      "I know this is not a frame job," Royal said. "There are a lot of security mechanisms put into the county system and the county building so we know who's here, who accesses the system." "Royal said Lamphier had also made incriminating statements during questioning by county officials".

      http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2015/01/05/former-supervisor-facing-child-porn-charges-sworn-in-as-grass-valley-city-councilman/


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  7. Todd, you are absolutely right about due process (a fundamental right and very highly regarded by all citizens in a free nation); however, due process and being able to maintain the public trust as an elected official are two entirely different issues. While our local left cries due process, they completely ignore the issues involving the public trust. The protesters today are discussing the public trust issue. Due to the shear gravity of the charges and in the interests of the health of our local community, Terry should just resign to avoid deepening the scar this whole incident has already created.

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  8. Holy crap. I was reading the local articles about Lamphier's child porn. Jim Firth and Carole Chapman need to keep talking!

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    1. I was alerted that bubba used some of my words here on the TL issue for his story on a protest at City Hall prior to the swearing n. It looks like bubba is really a anti free speech fellow. Well, except for his pals on the local overpasses.

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  9. Speaking of the public trust, Dan Miller was sworn in today with no drama and likely with a brand new computer.

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    1. Dan Miller is a class act and is a well respected member of the community. I would expect nothing less of him.

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  10. Ironic, the Libs supporting Lamphier ranting about "due process" and a peaceful, civil, legal protest calling for Lamphier to step away also support the "Ferguson" and NYC Police protesters because the Grand Jury legal system did not charge the officers. They say they process is broken and it's not fair.

    These protesters riot, shut down freeways, burn businesses, overturn and burn police cars and attack the police screaming kill the cops and that's all fine and dandy with these Lib's. Then we have the same Lib's screaming we are the 99%, doing illegal takeovers, shutting down streets and illegally taking over and trashing pubic parks.

    Hypocrisy, total and complete hypocrisy!

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    1. Was there a riot in town? No, just peaceful protest. Bubba is truly a hypocrite.

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  11. Here's a challenge for Sierra Foothills Report.

    Post the following two questions for Terry Lamphier and ask him to publically answer them. Terry Lamphier is an elected public servant and is accountable to the public. Terry Lamphier should answerer these two basic questions, but he refuses to do so. Maybe Sierra Foothills Report can get Terry Lamphier to answer these two simple questions.

    Terry Lamphier owes the public the answers to these two simple questions:

    1. Terry Lamphier did you search, view or download any porn on your government computers, including your office computer at the Rood Center while a County Supervisor?

    2. Terry Lamphier did you violate your Nevada County Board of Supervisors oath of office, the one you raised your hand and swore to uphold?

    Why won't Lamphier answer these two simple questions? The public deserves the truth.

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  12. It's simple, it's about public trust and our elected officials trust. Terry Lamphier owes the public the answers to these two simple questions:

    1. Terry Lamphier did you search, view or download any porn on your government computers, including your office computer at the Rood Center while a County Supervisor?

    2. Terry Lamphier did you violate your Nevada County Board of Supervisors oath of office, the one you raised your hand and swore to uphold?

    Why won't Lamphier answer these two simple questions? The public deserves the answers and the truth.

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  13. Mr. Anonymous needs to get a life.

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  14. I wonder if TL is happy that one of his last and loudest supporters on line is the ASA VP Brad Peckimer-Glasse? Well they do have the same lawyer.

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    1. A uninformed, fact less Lamphier supporter letter in The Union today. It's by one of Lamphier's closest friends, longtime campaign supporter and hard core lefty Joyce Hoffman. The Hoffman's have contributed $$ and have worked on Lamphier's past campaigns. Too bad the letter writer left out the facts known in the case so far and the part about the Judge and DA and the info Yubanet has provided so far. Hoffman tries to make the uninformed and crazy claim that Lamphier was set up. Hoffman also attacked those that protested Lamphier at city hall, a legal, civil, protest vs. the out of control, illegal lefty "99%" protests.

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    2. Ms. Hoffman needs to get informed about the Lamphier information and facts provided so far. Yubanet has provided some of the FOIA information they have, including pinning Lamphier in the chair of his Supervisor's office, at his computer when the porn searches/views/downloads took place.

      Yubanet is providing some facts and folks should read them as some don't know the basics that have been reported so far. I hope Yubanet provides additional information they have soon. It's also a fact that Lamphier made "incriminating statements" when first confronted.

      "I know this is not a frame job," Royal said. "There are a lot of security mechanisms put into the county system and the county building so we know who's here, who accesses the system." "Royal said Lamphier had also made incriminating statements during questioning by county officials".

      http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2015/01/05/former-supervisor-facing-child-porn-charges-sworn-in-as-grass-valley-city-councilman/

      Then we have our local Judge that reviewed the first information and evidence for probable cause and then issued the search warrants on Lamphjiers home and auto based on the evidence found and Lamphier's own initial statement to County staff when confronted. Then the State computer crime lab reviewed Lamphiers computers and then the Nevada County DA reviewed the evidence and filed three charges so far. The DA charges also included a note stating the DA will bring forward additional incidents of sexual abuse against Lamphier in the future.

      The facts already known are meaningless to the few remaining Lamphier supporters.

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    1. Sorry, too over the top even for me.

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    3. If you want to include me in your comment as you did then adios.

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  16. Here's another good example of how the lefty, Lamphier, pro pot, Measure S, ASA folks really conduct themselves!

    Former Nevada County judicial candidate, attorney and the local ASA (Americans for Safe Access) representative that tried to block the Nevada County pot regulations for our local ASA group was just arrested, what for you ask?

    Seems he held a party for his daughter's 18 birthday, over 200 attended where he allowed booze for the party of underage teens. Police found a number of teens passed out in Lake's house. The party?, it was a sexy Playboy mansion, party photos show teens in almost no clothes, dressed in panties and garters and little more. Seems Mr. Lake likes minors dressed up in skimpy, sexy clothes.

    Add this to one of the local ASA leaders and Measure N supporters "Brad Peckimer-Glasse" who is facing charges for his illegal pot growing operations. Glasse is also one a few remaining Lamphier supporters posting his support for Lamphier on line.

    Look at the reality of the local lefty's and who is getting in trouble with the laws and what they are getting arrested for! VERY telling, it's drugs, booze to teens and child porn on government computers. Such a wonderful batch of hypocrites.

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  17. The Union has just posted a story that Terry Lamphier just resigned! Two days after he was sworn in! Lamphier dragged our community into his mud, why?

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    1. Well he resigned and that is what was wanted.

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  18. Lefty Jeffy has been scooped by everyone or could it be he just wants to ignore the TL resignation?

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  19. The Union just updated the Lamphier story:

    "The Union has just communicated with Lamphier’s attorney Stephen Munkelt who confirms that he has recently spoke with Lamphier, and that he will resign. Munkelt, though, said he would not comment any further, and that his client, Lamhpier, had no interest in speaking about the issue at this time".

    "his client, Lamhpier, had no interest in speaking about the issue at this time". You bet Lamphier, now climb back under the rock you crawled out from under and enjoy what's coming your way as you are held accountable for your actions.

    So why the heck did Lamphier get sworn in Monday and resign Wednesday, just 48 hours later? Why did Lamphier drag Grass Valley into his cesspit in the media by moving forward on Monday and resigning Wednesday?

    Now looking forward to Lamphier's upcoming court arraignment and his jail booking photo that wil be on the front page of The Union. Looking forward to more information about Lamphier coming out and especially his hidden past as this progresses. Bet more charges will be filed by the DA and Lamphier will try to cut a deal to stay out of jail and to try and avoid being required to register as a sex offender.

    The DA needs to move forward with all the charges possible and prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. Also bet we see more excuses from Lamphier's few remaining supporters claiming Lamphier is the victim.

    Two time looser Grass Valley City Council candidate, San Francisco Union organizer and Leland Yee's former chief of staff Jim Frith's comments Monday supporting Lamphier and attacking the civil protesters sealed his fate too, Firth will never be elected to public office in Grass Valley. Oh, Firth is also the leader of the Nevada County Dem's Committee which supported Lamphier and attended Lamphier's swearing in on Monday .

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    1. Here's a Jim Firth post from his Facebook page from the end of October:

      "Why is The Union again publishing innuendo during an election without talking directly to all persons involved in the "story". This appears to me to be an attempt by some to smear a respected and competent person who happens to be a candidate for Grass Valley City Council.
      Small town politics can most certainly be ugly. Let's hope that responsible people, not just the nay-sayers vote on November 4th".

      Well Jim do you still want to claim this is "an attempt by some to smear a respected and competent person".

      Sorry Jim, there's even more Terry Lamphier disappointment in your future as more information about Lamphier comes out. But you keep defending Lamphier, tell us more about how he's the victim. Go see your buddy Lamphier and ask him to tell you the truth, good luck with that approach. Lamphier is anything but "a respected and competent person".

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  20. Time for Lamphier to find a computer and update his Facebook pages LOL!

    https://www.facebook.com/TerryLamphier2014

    https://www.facebook.com/terry.lamphier.5?fref=ts

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  21. Seems Terry Lamphier has pulled a page from South Park and Cartman's favorite line.

    "Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home!"

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  22. Did his timing have to do with his vesting of time or appointments for him to be eligible for any of the Pers retirement programs???

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    1. I don't know. Now I guess the Council will appoint Glover? Thanks goodness the people of Grass Valley did not elect Firth.

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  23. If I were on GV City council, I would ask for applications from people who may want to replace Terry. Jerry did not crack the top two even with Terry's problems.

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    1. When I ran for Assessor in 1998 I finished second. When the crook that won resigned, people thought I should be appointed. But the Gang of Five saw it otherwise. I think Glover should get the appointment.

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  24. I have been advised that the pot heads attorney Lakes teen party made the Inside Edition show tonight. Well lefty jeffys plan to get attention for Nevada County sure is getting tv air time and print columns across the region. Thanks lefty. The chambers of commerce should be awarding him a plaque any minute now.

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    1. I just read his sock puppet "Windy" and her latest screed of crap. She says the GOP started the endorsements in non partisan local offices. It was the demoncrats not the R's. She bemoans Terry's departure and trashes Lisa and Dan. My goodness, the babe is off her meds again. What a hoot!

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  25. More good news...

    Sen. Barbara Boxer announced today that she will not run for re-election in 2016.

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    1. She has been the worst Senator I think the State has ever had. She is a total loon. This is great news. Now if only the other worthless Senator, Feinstein, would do the same.

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  26. The Dem's and their unions run California and the Capital. This just out in the Sacramento Bee...

    Roaches, other violations prompt recent closure of State Capitol’s basement cafeteria.

    You can't make this stuff up!

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    1. I have eaten there a few times as well as the one higher up in the building. The place is in need of as much scrutiny as our local restaurants get from Environmental Health.

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  27. And this good news just out...

    Foie gras can go back on menus in California judge rules!

    The clueless Libs what to control our lives and what we eat. There BS effort to ban serving foie gras, making it a crime to do so in California is blocked by a judge. The left want to control our lives, what we eat, what we drive and all aspects they don't like.

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    1. The Lib's want to censor what we eat and censor what we say. Long live the freedom to produce, sell, serve and eat foie gras!

      And the Libs wonder why we are concerned about them working endlessly to take away our Constitutional rights to have firearms? Hell, they don't even want to foie gras!

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  28. Lefty Jeffy continues his nasty, mean, moron right wing nuts line of BS. I guess lefty jeffy never reads the shit that is talked on the lefty blogs and facebook like nc peeps etc. Sounds like the troll from Truckee only has time for you Todd!

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    1. Pelline must truly be a moron since his mantra about the voters has not changed. Though the GV area is fairly evenly split, the dems there are mostly conservative dems and they vote their pocketbook. That is usually a vote against the dem takers like Firth etal. But you can't fix stupid and Pelline is not fixable. I had not judged Lamphier in my posts and comments but even that is made fun of by the moron Pelline. I mean, the guy is truly nutty! His commenters are as well and I get a good look at what I have defeated at the ballot box so many times. They are nuts!

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  29. Terry Lamphier owes the public the answer to these two simple questions. A "yes" to question number one answers question number two. These are simple yes or no questions. Why won't Lamphier answer these two simple questions?

    1. Terry Lamphier did you search, view or download any porn on your government computers, including your office computer at the Rood Center while a County Supervisor?

    2. Terry Lamphier did you violate your Nevada County Board of Supervisors oath of office, the one you raised your hand and swore to uphold?

    Why won't Lamphier answer these two simple questions? The public deserves the answers and the truth.

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  30. Seems Terry Lamphier had the taxpayers pay for his drive to his Supervisor's office at the Nevada County Government Center to search for and download child porn in his office.

    Per the County Terry Lamphier was filing travel expense claims and charging the taxpayers for his mileage to and from his house in Grass Valley to his office at the Rood Center in Nevada City. Really? It's one thing to pay travel mileage to the Truckee County Supervisor to drive to Nevada City, a whole other thing for Lamphier to request and get mileage from his house in Grass Valley to the Rood Center in Nevada City.

    The following is part of The Union Publisher Jim Hemig's opinion piece now posted on TU's website and Facebook page, it should be in Friday's TU print version too. One of the ways they confirmed it was Lamphier operating his computer on Oct. 13 is because Lamphier filed an expense report to drive there that day!

    It's a fact that Lamphier filed an expense report for driving from Grass Valley to the Rood Center for Oct. 13th, that's Columbus Day. I do believe the Rood center was closed that day. That's also one of the days Lamphier is reported to have searched, viewed and downloaded child porn per the information obtained by TU and Yubanet bv the FOIA request they made.

    "According to Nevada County officials, Lamphier submitted a mileage report showing he drove to the County office on Oct. 13. His computer records on that day show he logged into his computer with his individual credentials and used the Bing search engine to search the following terms: “young Lollitas,” “pre-teen girls,” “nude,” “daughter,” “candydoll,” and “I love tweens". In response to a joint public records request filed by The Union and YubaNet.com, sheriff’s officials released an Internet browser history that showed downloaded pornography".

    So it looks like the Lib's Mr. Wonderful was charging the taxpayers to drive from Grass Valley to the Rood Center and on Oct. 13th Lamphier did so to indulge in child porn on his County computer in his Supervisor's office.

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    1. Well it looks really bad for him. One must not breach the public trust.

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    2. Now that's bold and real stupid to boot. Lamphier submitted a travel expense claim to drive from GV to his office at the Rood Center in NC on one of the days he charged for doing child porn downloads. The guy sure helped nail himself, but that's often the case.

      How do the few remaining Lamphioer supporters, the ones still claiming it was all a set up and frame job explain this? Facts seem to be meaningless to the grand conspiracy folks. Read Hemig's piece in the union today, it included facts and basic common sense that can't be wished away by Lamphier or his remaining supporters.

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    3. The travel expense claim for driving from his house to his office on the taxpayers dime is telling, he must really have needed every penny he could milk from the taxpayers. Helping to nail yourself to the wall priceless.

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    4. You don't see Pelline covering any of the facts like the above on his lefty blog, no big surprise.

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    5. I wonder how Pelline describes Terry. Is he purple? My guess is Pelline only attacks the right so you will never see him say anything bad about the libs and dems. Hell, Firth is still defending TL as are some others dems and libs. My goodness how Pelline can not asy anything is a telltale sign that we all knew was true. Mr. Purple is really Mr. Blue.

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  31. Lighthouse, Findtheriver, Wendy, Annie Fox, Hedgecock, Joe Koyote, and etc, JP's his sock puppets, are now calling for a boycott on Lisa's business. That is how he treats TL's non-belivers.

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    1. I say everyone should shop at her store and shove the profits in the face of those dopes. Lisa is a real plus for the town and the county.

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  32. The Union Publisher Jim Hemig's opinion piece about Lamphier posted on TU's website and Facebook page is well done and factual vs. the mindless crap the few remaining Lamphier supporters are talking. It also ran in the Friday print version of The Union.

    Since we know the FUE reads The Union everyday and he posts rants and attacks about The Union everyday, why hasn't the FUE said one thing about Jim Hemig's piece about Lamphier? Very telling.

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    1. My guess is the FUE is a gutless wonder and can't admit making mistakes. The Union printed comments from the protest by folks who were opposed to Lamphier's swearing in. I read those and was shocked that they (the supporters of TL) would deride and deny those people the right to protest. Since those people are the same ones who populate the overpasses when they protest Rush or Bush, I was amazed at their fescist point of view. Hemig's article was well done and he was actually kind and fair. I am sad that Lamphier has a apparent proclivity that is not healthy but it appears it is true.

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  33. The few remaining Libs supporting Lamphier and ranting about "due process" and a few that dared to peacefully protest in a civil, legal manner calling for Lamphier to step away are the biggest hypocrites I have ever seen.

    These same Libs support the "Ferguson" and NYC Police protesters because the Grand Jury system did not charge the officers. These protesters riot, shut down freeways, burn businesses, overturn and burn police cars and attack the police screaming kill the cops and that's all fine and dandy with these Lib's. The same Lib's scream and protest they are the 99%, they conduct illegal takeovers of public parks and businesses, they invade and shut down streets and businesses in their protests and illegally take over and trash pubic parks.

    A dozen quiet, non violent citizens holding signs on a public sidewalk they hate and claim should not be allowed? Hypocrisy, total and complete hypocrisy!

    The FUE? Well he bashed, attacked, name called, insulted and disparaged those that held that small, legal, quiet, peaceful expression of their free speech and rights. Hypocrisy, total and complete hypocrisy!

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    1. We all know the liberal mindset is full of hypocrisy and narcissism. The FUE is simply fulfilling his destiny.

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  34. Hemig's opinion piece on Lamphier is very well done. It provides facts and a rational look at Lamphier vs. the BS spewed by Lamphier's few remaining, non thinking lefty supporters like our local ultra lefty Mona Mathis.

    We know the FUE reads The Union everyday and the FUE read Hemig's piece on Lamphier, but not one word from the FUE about it. The FUE hasn't said one word about Hemig's piece about Lamphier, which is telling. Seems the lefty FUE is afraid to comment on Hemig's rational piece about Lamphier, guess the FUE couldn't find a typo in it to rant about.

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  35. Jim Firth, two time Grass Valley City Council candidate loser, former Union organizer, head of the Nevada County Dem's and gun runner, bribe taker Leland Yee's former San Francisco chief of staff has a self serving, poor me, defend Terry Lamphier opinion piece in the mean old Union today... it's a hoot!

    Jimbo Firth once again shows us why he is rejected by the community and the voters time and time again. Jimbo rants about how bad Grass Valley is. Sorry Jimbo, but Grass Valley is actually doing very well regardless of your fact less bashing of the people and community you chose to move to from San Francisco not long ago.

    Jimbo, your fact less defense of disgraced Terry Lamphier today is also a hoot! Poor Terry Lamphier you claim, a victim you claim. Jimbo it seems you don't really know the true Terry Lampher, the one he hides. Sorry Jimbo but Lamphier is not the victim, Lamphier and his own long time actions and behavior finally came home to roost. Jimbo keep your calendar open for Lamphier's court appearances. But Jimbo don't be surprised when Lamphier cuts a deal with the Nevada County DA to try and keep his dirt and history from getting out to the public in a public trial. Lampheir will make some BS claim about why he is cutting the deal and he'll continue to try and hide the truth. Let's hope the DA presses on and exposes Lamphier, the additional "incidents of sexual abuse" the DA has identified in the charges already filed and gets all the facts out in court vs. cutting a deal.

    And for the record Jimbo, while you claim in your Union piece that you were attacked for being a former chief of staff for an elected official, it was YOU that stated being the San Francisco chief of staff for a disgraced elected (Leland Yee) gave you the experience to hold public office... sorry but you are 180 degrees off their Jimbo. Being the former chief of staff for Leland Yee and touting that as your training for public office is one of the many reasons you will always be rejected by the voters in Grass Valley. Now take your sour grapes and your Lamphier sour grapes and have a nice day Jimbo.

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    1. Well I just read his screed and all I can say is, whoa! The voters did the right thing in rejecting this man. He seems to be quite thin skinned and now today, a whiny little sore loser. Having only been here six years, Firth apparently doesn't know that it is his party and his ilk that have made our county into the retirement community it is today. Many of us tried to make the county a place for business and young families. But, his pals in the no-growth and green communities would have none of it. Hell, look at trying to get a permit! The left has won! There is no way to succeed here unless you have unlimited tome and money to wait for the planning process. All one needs to do is follow the San Kuan Mine county fisco and/or try and build a new home! No Firth, you have made the community into a bedroom community and it is only good for old folks and government workers. You must take credit for it Firth.

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  36. Here's a post from this blog from 5, 2014 at 3:38 PM, this covers the truth about Jim Firth vs. the BS in his Union piece today:

    Jim Firth is proud that he was arrested and disgraced Leland Lee's chief of staff. Firth says it prepared him for public office, is Firth joking, sadly he's not.

    Firth posted about this on Jeff Pelline's blog:

    http://sierrafoothillsreport.com/2014/08/03/the-good-old-boys-caregivers-are-joining-unions-imagine-that/#comment-97309

    Jim Firth stated, "My additional work as Chief of Staff (Leland Yee) to a now discredited politician and former member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors provided me with a working knowledge of the legislative process.".

    Firth was Leland Yee's right hand man, his Chief of Staff no less, where Firth says he received his "working knowledge of the legislative process". Firth didn't cover the part about taking brides to advance the "legislative process" or gun running.

    Here's some basics of Leland Yee, Jim Firth's former boss. Firth left his union organizing job to work for Leland Yee.

    Leland Yee is a suspended Democratic California State Senator for District 8, which represents a large portion of east central California. Before redistricting in 2011, Yee represented District 8 in San Francisco. Prior to becoming state senator, Yee was a California State Assemblyman, Supervisor of San Francisco's Sunset District, and was a member and President of the San Francisco School Board. In 2004 Yee became the first Asian American to be appointed Speaker pro Tempore, making him the second highest ranking Democrat of the California State Assembly. He was an award-winning gun control advocate.

    Yee was arrested by the FBI on March 26, 2014 on charges related to public corruption and gun trafficking, specifically buying automatic firearms and shoulder-launched missiles from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, an Islamist extremist group located in the southern Philippines and attempting to re-sell those weapons to an undercover FBI agent, as well as accepting a $10,000 bribe from an undercover agent in exchange for placing a call to the California Department of Public Health regarding a contract at the organization. In response to the gun running and other criminal charges against him, the California State Senate suspended Yee as a Senator on March 28, 2014.

    So Jim Firth boasts "My additional work as Chief of Staff (for Leland Yee)... provided me with a working knowledge of the legislative process."

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    1. I remember all that. I guess it takes a while for Firth to get his info right. Nut as a Union organizer and official, we don't expect the truth.

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  37. Jim Firth flat out lied in his Union piece today. Firth says he did no take union PAC money for his Grass Valley city council campaigns... that's a lie and his own campaign finance forms he filed show the truth!

    Let's review some of candidates Fiirth's funding for his 2012 Grass Valley campaign, including PAC money!

    So who helped fund candidate Firth's failed 2012 Grass Valley City Council campaign? Could that be union PACS and Dem PAC's?

    https://2012nevadacounty.wordpress.com/2012/10/26/local-democratic-political-incest/

    According to Frith’s Form 460 filed on October 25, it lists a $1,000 contribution to his campaign from the Democratic Party made on October 19, 2012. Also, Firth’s Form 460, filed on October 5, lists a $1,000 contribution to his campaign from the Laborers Local 185 PAC. Who is this PAC? It is the Construction and General Laborers Local 185, located at 1320 National Drive, Sacramento, CA, 95834. It's a union PAC.

    The fact is Jim Firth took PAC and union money and now claims he did not. The truth is meaningless to the lib's, facts meaningless too.

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    1. Here's two of the lies in Jim Firth's Union piece today:

      Firth states "During both city council campaigns I was lied about in the opponents statements and in the “blogosphere.” In 2014, the attacks attempted to tie me to a discredited state senator... a mailer erroneously stated that I was receiving financial support from unions".

      1. Jim Fiirth it was you that posted on Sierra Foothills Report that you were Leland Yee's San Francisco chief of staff. No one "attempted to tie me (Jim) to a discredited state senator" because you were in fact Leland Yee's chief of staff. Firth it was you that stated being Leland Yee's chief of staff "provided me (Jim) with a working knowledge of the legislative process." No one tied you to anything, you did.

      http://sierrafoothillsreport.com/2014/08/03/the-good-old-boys-caregivers-are-joining-unions-imagine-that/#comment-97309

      Jim Firth it was you that stated, "My additional work as Chief of Staff (Leland Yee) to a now discredited politician and former member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors provided me with a working knowledge of the legislative process.". Jim Firth the fact is you were Leland Yee's right hand man, his Chief of Staff no less, where you said you received your "working knowledge of the legislative process". Firth didn't cover the part about taking brides to advance the "legislative process" or gun running to arm terrorists.

      2. Firth claims "a mailer erroneously stated that I was receiving financial support from unions". Sorry Jim, another lie as your own campaign finance forms show you took union PAC money for your campaign. It's your own campaign finance form Jim, a form you filled out and filed with the State!

      According to Frith’s own Form 460 filed on October 25, it lists a $1,000 contribution to his campaign from the Democratic Party PAC made on October 19. Also, Firth’s Form 460 filed on October 5, lists a $1,000 contribution to his campaign from the Laborers Local 185 PAC. Who is this PAC? It is the Construction and General Laborers Union Local 185, located at 1320 National Drive, Sacramento, CA, 95834. It's a union PAC.

      The truth and the facts are meaningless to some. Looks like Jim Firth's nose grew real long as he was writing his self servicing rant.

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    2. Typo Alert! It's "bribes" vs. taking "brides" to advance the "legislative process" or gun running to arm terrorists.

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    3. One more example of why the voters rejected Firth.

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  38. It's real clear who's telling the lies. Jim Firth wrote in The Union newspaper today that "During both city council campaigns I was lied about in the opponents statements and in the “blogosphere... a mailer erroneously stated that I was receiving financial support from unions".

    The truth is according to Jim Fith’s own campaign finance 460 form a $1,000 contribution to his campaign from the Laborers Local 185 Union PAC was made and reported by Jim Firth. It was a campaign donation from the Construction and General Laborers Union Local 185 in Sacramento, It's a union PAC.

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    1. Firth did get one thing right in his Union rant today when he wrote “Two time looser (sic) Grass Valley City Council candidate … Firth will never be elected to public office in Grass Valley.”

      Now that's a truthful statement.

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    2. I think he is a sore loser. And he picked the wrong friends here.

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    3. Tood, that's an understatement! Jim Firth's Union piece today was a childish rant. Jim Firth pulled a page from "South Park" and used Cartman's favorite line.

      "Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home!"


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  39. Bald face lie by twice failed candidate Firth. His own campaign finance report shows he took union money from Sacramento. Will Pelline cover this or will Pelline only trash George Boardman's piece in The Union today?

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    1. Of course he will trash Boardman. He will not do anything though to his pal Firth. Birds of a feather.

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    2. Pelline answered the question. Pelline posted Firth's Union piece and didn't say one word about Firth's lies, as expected. Facts are meaningless to the libs.

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    3. That is why Pelline has no respect. He is an outcast amobg the fine people of this area.

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  40. What a lot of folks around the blogosphere don't understand is that this area attracts a ton of retirees from the Bay Area. The problem for Firth and Pelline is that most of the retirees coming here are conservative and are attracted to this area BECAUSE it is conservative. Most of these folks are trying to get away from the loonies on the left coast. As Pelline and Firth seek to transform the area, they will simply marginalize themselves. In fact Pelline has already done that in four short years. Let them rant and continue on their path of marginalization. Changing Nevada County to a liberal heaven would be like trying to make France American. It is silly. Keep spinning your wheels in the red Nevada County mud boys. You leftists from the coast may as well have moved to a different country.

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  41. Pelline shows that he is the biggest hypocrite around. Jim Firth had his childish rant in The Union Friday and Firth clearly lied in his opinion piece and he gets a complete pass by Pelline on his SFR blog.

    Jim Firth stated "During both city council campaigns I was lied about in the opponents statements and in the “blogosphere.” In 2014, the attacks attempted to tie me to a discredited state senator... a mailer erroneously stated that I was receiving financial support from unions". No Jim it was you that lied and here's the facts.

    The fact is Firth's own 460 campaign finance forms show he took union PAC money for his campaign. It's Firth's own campaign finance form, a form Firth filled out and filed with the State. According to then candidate Firth's own finance reporting form 460 he filed he reported a $1,000 contribution to his campaign from the Laborers Union Local 185 PAC. Who is this PAC? It is the Construction and General Laborers Union Local 185, located at 1320 National Drive, Sacramento, CA, 95834. It's a union PAC.

    The second Firth lie even involves the SFR. It was Jim Fiirth that posted on SFR that he was Leland Yee's San Francisco chief of staff. No one "attempted" to tie Firth to a discredited state senator because Firth was in fact Leland Yee's chief of staff, that's a fact. It was Firth that touted being Leland Yee's chief of staff on the SFR blog. Firth posted "My additional work as Chief of Staff (Leland Yee) to a now discredited politician and former member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors provided me with a working knowledge of the legislative process.". The fact is Firth was Leland Yee's right hand man, his Chief of Staff in San Francisco, that's a fact. Firth didn't cover the part about taking brides to advance the "legislative process" or gun running to arm terrorists.

    So Firth lied in his Union opinion piece and now Pelline has reposted and linked to Firth's false opinion piece on his SFR blog. Pelline did not raise the issues about Firth's lies. Pelline rants about The Union needing to fact check opinion pieces they run while at the same time ignoring the lies by his lefty friends.

    Jim Firth lied in his Union opinion piece, the facts are above and they show the truth. But it seems the "award winning journalist" is really the biggest hypocrite around.

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  42. As expected by the FUE, no surprise.

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  43. Heidi Hall had her Other Voices in The Union today. It was 100% lefty as one would expect. Here's one example:

    "As we watch a new Congress and Senate take power in our nation’s Capitol, and an Assembly and Legislature in California with new leadership, this lesson should keep us alert. Corporate influence, through lobbyists, PACs and sheer chutzpah by the powerful can too easily lay claim to a politician’s willpower. Some think they can resist the expectation for payback votes".

    Hall failed to mention one word about union money. In California the Dem's control the Capital and they do so because they are funded by massive amounts of union money. Union money controls California, too bad Hall failed to say one word about that. Could that be because Hall and the other lefty's feed at the trough of union campaign donations?


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    1. Hall is upset and rants about "corporate influence" but she left out the part about union money being the largest influence on California elections and public policy.

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    2. Heidi Halls union piece was full of BS about Betty Yee and her campaign funding. Betty Yee took a lot of money from union PACS, including a bunch of money from SEIU. As we know SEIU runs California via their extorted union dues and political donations.

      Here's a few facts that shows Heidi Halls claims about Betty Yee's campaign funds are a lie. Someone should have fact checked Hall's opinion piece in The Union before it ran. Betty Yee was funded by union money.

      Link:

      http://www.electiontrack.com/lookup.php?committee=1335071

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    3. Maybe Pelline will fact check Heidi Halls Voices and report the truth. Heidi made some false statements about Betty Yee's campaign funding and the facts are readily available.

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    4. Hall is a typical lib and I expect nothing more from her or her ilk. Pelline will not fact check her since he is all ion for the left.

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  44. Wow. Pelline is leftist. I did not know that. Hahahaha.

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Real name thank you.