Barb’s Voting Guide for CA Republicans JUNE 5, 2012


President:  Now is the opportunity to vote for whomever you would like to see; it is unlikely to count for anything in California for this primary, except for bragging rights, i.e.  “I got __% of the CA vote.”               

38th AD Republican Central Committee (attached is info about this unusual race  that usually isn’t even on the ballot; but is important this time):

Wendy Albright

BJ Atkins

Mary Katie Varner

Adam Gregory

Joe Messina

Carlo Basail

Mary Mark Haggard or Tana Lampton or Pepper Parkinson



US Senator:

Elizabeth Emken is the CA Rep. Party endorsed candidate

Al Ramirez has been endorsed by two of the larger Republican clubs in California (CRA, and CCR) I heard him speak articulately on a wide range of subjects on 5/22/12; he’s got my vote; he’s 44, single and dating the same woman for nine years says he when I asked him.


US Congress:

Buck McKeon is our long term (20 yr) incumbent; chairmen of the House Armed Services committee; nice guy, been in there a long time; I’m not thrilled that he seems to desire a local political “machine” with his wife running for the State Assembly and four of the people on OUR Republican Central Committee slate are on his or his wife’s PAID STAFF

Dante Acosta, father of Rudy Acosta who was killed in Afghanistan last year; local businessman, investment advice; attends Santa Clarita Baptist Church; it’s “Dante and Goliath”


State Assembly:

38th:  SCOTT WILK  — most articulate, best qualified.


State Senate:

Steve Knight  District 21

Todd Zink District 27



[where there is a 2nd person, Craig Huey ranks that person higher on his scale]

Sean Coen 133

Sanjay Kumar 138

Lynn Olson 140

Shannon Knight 143 (“Lifelong Democrat” says she) or Andrea Thompson 145

James Otto 148  or Kenneth Hughey 147

Eric Harmon 152 (“Lifelong Democrat” says he) or Parseghian 151


District Attorney:

Alan Jackson



Michael Antonovich


I have not personally read these Measures:

State Measures:

#28     NO – doesn’t really fix anything; the term limits has not been the help it was intended to be; don’t need to change it in this way

#29     NO  is the CRP recommendation, “Big Tobacco” is behind the NO ads—but do we really need this bill?


County Measures:

H:         (a yes keeps it at 12%, a no reverts to 1983’s 10%)

L:          (not really sure on this one, seems to hit one group pretty hard; county gets lots of millions from it)

Continues to give a lot of money to LA County so yes if you want to help the county; no if you oppose taxes, certain ones anyway




CA 38th Assembly District, Republican Central Committee

For Republicans in the 38th AD the Central Committee election on June 5, 2012 is very important.  The committee has become very divided since the 2010 election, at least.

My recommendation is to vote for those calling themselves the “Conservative Candidates” and pledging honesty and a new transparency to the local politics. is a website to tell you a little more about them.

There are 20 candidates running for this little known office. At least six of them will hopefully come from Albright, Atkins, Messina, Gregory, Varner, Basail, and Lampton or Haggard. That should bring the best result for the future of the area party. If it is important for some others to be on this committee then the legislators can choose them as their appointed representative on the committee.

For more information about this race see the file.

Donate for Democracy

11:00 a.m.

Do you have a few dollars that you can send to help good people get elected to Congress?

Two who could use your $$ now are:

Lt. Col. Bill Russell – 
Do not be put off by the fact that Google has marked his campaign website with a “?” — that is Google’s little bit for the Democrats.

Bill Russell is running against John Murtha. Pennsylvania Congressman. It is time for Murtha to retire–he served his country, well, I presume. But his last two terms (of 17? –time to retire anyway) he’s lost it. He made terrible accusations against a group of our soldiers in Iraq–they were later exonerated–cleared from any blame in the incident. But Murtha’s comments had already gone out around the world to be used against the USA by our enemies and to demoralize our soldiers. He’s also the one who calls western PA people racists and rednecks. I think his party considers those things not covered under free speech.

Michelle Bachman –  Minnesota Congresswoman. 

A strong voice for values I/we believe in, she’s the kind of person that we need in Congress. She is under attack, literally (her house was vandalized yesterday), because she said on Chris Mathews show, at his instigation, that many in congress hold anti-American views and she encourages that the media would investigate some. Since I’ve made that observation myself from listening to some, I can totally support her and hope that if you have a few dollars to send that would help her out. She regrets her choice of words–but the fact remains that, sadly, many Democrats have spoken words in recent years that certainly aided America’s enemies, in propaganda at least.

Hello world!

The beginning.  The 2nd beginning actually. The first profound introduction is lost in cyberspace. So, where was I? Introducing myself and my prolific opinions to the world. “Scary” says my 4 year blogger husband–but hey, maybe now he won’t have to endure alone my outbursts of trying to solve the problems of the world. Our friends can sympathize with my wonderful husband who patiently endures my rarely humble political opinions.

Are you registered to vote? You must be registered! That is the first step to saving our country from the revolution. These are times that try men’s souls and a few women’s as well. “Words have meanings” we are hearing these days–they certainly do and some are even scarier than my opinions. 

This is an important year in the life of our country and I look forward to having a place to expound to at least vent my ideas even if that is all that is ever accomplished by this. And this doesn’t have to go through the editor of the local paper. All I have to do is Save. What a concept!  It is going to be fun to be among the millions of bloggers out there in cyberspace. I’m number whatever millionth but certainly not the last. Are you a blogger? If I can do it–anybody can.

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