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June 5 Voter Guide

Conservative Voter Guide – California Primary Election, June 5, 2012

Recommendations by Mission Viejo Conservative Voters
 and Longtime Christian Conservative Activist Liz Mimm

President: Mitt Romney

County Central Committee, 73rd Assembly District, vote for all six: Alice Anderson, Norm Dickinson, Tony Beall, Jon Steven Fleischman, Nancy Padberg and Mary Young

U.S. Senator: Elizabeth Emken or Al Ramirez – both candidates are Conservatives.
U.S. Representative: John Campbell
Member of State Assembly: Diane Harkey
Judge of the Superior Court Office No. 1: Deborah J. Chuang
Measure 28: No
Measure 29: No
Measure A: Yes
Measure B: Yes

Primary Update

In the June 5 California Primary Election, south OC incumbents on the Republican ballot have the edge in their races. The entire outcome is not difficult to predict:

President: Mitt Romney
U.S. Senate: Elizabeth Emken
U.S. Congress: Incumbent John Campbell will face challenger Sukhee Kang in November. 
State Senate: Incumbent Mimi Walters
73rd Assembly District: Incumbent Diane Harkey
73rd A.D. GOP Central Committee: Incumbents from two merged districts will win all six seats (specifics will follow).

Cong. John Campbell has more than $1 million in campaign cash, and he’s already focusing on the November runoff. Only two viable candidates are running in the Primary: Campbell and liberal Democrat Sukhee Kang. A third name is on the ballot, Dove Canyon resident John Webb.

Campbell is a conservative Republican with a favorable conservative record, but some of his votes upset his constituents. He supported TARP and Cash for Clunkers, and he voted to end Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.

TARP votes have become one-word campaign issues against Campbell and other conservative Congressmen who supported TARP. But how many voters remember when the House first rejected the $700-million bailout (September 2008) and the DJIA dropped 777 points? It is difficult to read a summary of the 2008 situation without getting chills:

A fear-driven market and looming financial collapse are no excuse for panic voting, but TARP isn’t the black-and-white matter that sound bites convey.

Regarding DADT, Campbell said he believed his vote would give the military the authority to decide. For some conservatives, this issue ended their friendship with Campbell, and they would remove him from Congress as his punishment, even if it gave his liberal opponent a leg up.

TARP was in 2008, and DADT was in 2010. Anyone who wanted to dump Campbell had time to find a legitimate Republican candidate. Some anarchists, including SOC912 members, wanted John Webb to run against Gary Miller, even though Webb wasn’t a Republican. When Miller ended up running in another Congressional district, Webb was out of the picture. The same anarchists had a resident of Aliso Viejo lined up to run against Campbell. However, the Aliso Viejo man dropped out, and Webb was back in, running as a Republican (after changing his voter registration in 2011) against Campbell.

Webb’s supporters include those who recruited him and conservatives who are mad at Campbell. The third group voting for Webb is Democrats casting a strategic vote against Campbell to get him out of the race. When liberals and conservatives are both voting for the same non-Republican candidate who didn’t organize a campaign, one of them is not thinking things through.

CUSD’s Problems Grow

Are Capo constituents aware of the following?

CUSD paid $30,000 to teach the classified union how to negotiate (Agenda August 24, 2011). The district will provide formal interest-based bargaining training for District and CSEA leadership for the facilitation of the negotiations process.

CUSD approved a retirement incentive to 158 teachers at a cost of $2 million per year for five years, $10 million total (Agenda March 28, 2012). The district approved authorizing the implementation of the PARS fixed annuity plan for certificated non-management employees. This involved 158 teachers (85 percent of salary bonus). There was little information to document the savings claimed.

CUSD approved a waiver to increase class size from 31 to 33 in kindergarten and 30 to 31 in grades 1-3. Agenda February 29, 2012.

CUSD ignores the District Attorney’s advice on improving transparency. Agenda March 12, 2012

CUSD has to cut up to $53 million (and counting … .) Here’s the plan (see agenda item). Does anyone really think this is a plan?

The documentation is very telling – a real eye-opener for CUSD taxpayers on how and why the district got into such deep financial trouble.

CUSD is proposing another increase in class size.

Here is the link to the agendas

There are some very interesting documents regarding the negotiations with the union in CUSD:

The school district’s initial proposal

The CSEA initial proposal

The CUEA initial proposal

Finally, here is the district’s plan to deal with the $53 million deficit

Non-government Events

Following is a sampling of events and activities that are not funded by taxpayers or promoted by the Nanny State. Please support private enterprise and non-profit groups.

Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” at Concordia University, Mon., May 28, 4:30 p.m., and Sat. – Sun., June 2 – 3, 4:30 p.m., free outdoor performance, picnics welcome, 1530 Concordia West, Irvine, (949) 241-3418,

Soka University Italian Opera Festival on Wed., May 30, 7:00 p.m., Thurs., May 31, 7:00 p.m., and Fri., June 1, 8:00 p.m., 1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo, (949) 480-4278,

Crossroads of the West Gun Show, Sat., June 2, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sun., June 3, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., O.C. Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, (801) 544-9125,

Mount of Olives Church, “Share – Food Collection,” Sun., June 3, bring non-perishable food donations and place them in marked bins around campus, collecting for South County Outreach and Southwest Community Center, Mount of Olives Lutheran Church, 24772 Chrisanta Drive, Mission Viejo, (949) 837-7467,

La Vida Drum Circle, Mon., June 4, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m., group meets on the evening of every full moon. Drummers are welcome to bring their own drums or use an extra the group has. Firewood is appreciated for the bonfire, Aliso Beach, Aliso and Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, (949) 275-7544,

Mariachis at the Mission on Sat., June 9, 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., second and fourth Saturdays each month, free with paid admission to the Mission, Central Courtyard, Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, (949) 234-1300,

Movies, Edwards Kaleidoscope Stadium 10 in Mission Viejo, 27741 Crown Valley Pkwy, (949) 582-4020, get show times, watch movie trailers, see what's coming soon at

Big Bucks Bingo, Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m. early bird and 6:45 p.m. regular games, Mission Viejo Elks Lodge, Marguerite and La Paz, Mission Viejo, 949-830-3557.

Political and Government Events Calendar

Commemorate Memorial Day at the Nixon Library, Mon., May 28, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., patriotic concerts, wreath-laying at the memorials of President and Mrs. Nixon, book signing by Ed Nixon and a performance by the Placentia Symphonic Band, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, (714) 364-1120,

Concert at the Nixon Library: Sun., June 3, Sigma Alpha Iota Alumnae Chapter of Orange County annual chamber music concert. Doors open at 1:15 p.m., and concerts begin at 2:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Concerts are free and open to the public. Schedule is subject to change. Richard Nixon Library, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, (714) 464-1161,

California Primary Election on June 5 – please vote!

Republican Party of Orange County 13th Annual Flag Day Celebration, Mon., June 11, VIP Reception 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., keynote speaker Gov. Jan Brewer, Hyatt Regency Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Blvd., Irvine, for tickets or information call (714) 453-0900 or visit

Capistrano Unified School District Board of Trustees, Public Hearings on Mon., June 11, 7:00 p.m., CUSD Special Education Local Plan Area, Adoption of the 2012-2013 Tier III Use of Categorical Flexibility Funds and Renewal of the Petition of Opportunities for Learning Charter School, 33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, agenda and supporting documentation are published on the website 72 hours prior to a meeting, (949) 234-9200,

ACT for America, Mission Viejo Chapter, will meet on Mon., June 11, 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., and the meeting begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. Program to be announced. ACT meets at the Norman P. Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo.

Orange County Board of Supervisors, Budget Hearings, Tues., June 12, and Wed., June 13, 9:30 a.m., Board Hearing Room, First Floor, 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, (714) 834-3100.

Saddleback Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees will meet on Tues., June 12, 6:30 p.m., at the district office, 25631 Peter Hartman Way, Mission Viejo, (949) 586-1234. The next regular board meeting will be on Tues., June 12.

Moulton Niguel Water District meetings: Community Relations on Wed., June 13, 9:00 a.m., Engineering and Operations on Mon., June 18, 9:00 a.m., Finance and I.T. on Wed., June 20, 9:00 a.m., Board of Directors on Thurs., June 21, 5:30 p.m., 27500 La Paz Road, Laguna Niguel, (949) 831-2500,

Santa Margarita Water District meetings: Engineering Committee Meeting on Fri., June 15, 7:30 a.m., Finance Committee Meeting on Fri., June 22, 7:30 p.m.; Board of Directors will meet on Wed., June 27, 7:00 p.m., 26111 Antonio Parkway, Rancho Santa Margarita, (949) 459-6420,

Saddleback Republican Assembly, Thurs., June 21, 7:00 p.m., program to be announced. SRA meets on third Thursdays at the Norman P. Murray Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Jacaranda Room-B, Mission Viejo. For information call (949) 360-1717.

South Orange County Community College District Board of Trustees, Mon., June 25. Meeting times unless otherwise posted: open session convenes at 5 p.m., followed by adjournment to closed session, open session reconvenes at 6:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m., adjournment by 9:00 p.m. Ronald Reagan Board of Trustees Room, Room 145, Health Sciences/District Offices Building, Saddleback College, 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, (949) 582-4999,

El Toro Water District meetings: Engineering, Finance, Insurance Committee on Tues., June 26, 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.; Board of Directors on Thurs., June 28, 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ETWD, 24251 Los Alisos Blvd., Lake Forest, (949) 837-0660,

The Buzz

From J.H., definition of Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration: Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) – a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.


Sign the petition to stop SB 48: Our public schools are academic institutions, not a place for politicians to force their agenda on children. SB 48 does absolutely nothing to reduce bullying, improve the state of our education system, ensure that students graduate or prepare them for global competitiveness. Instead, it diverts precious classroom time and resources away from science, math, reading and writing to promote the radical political agenda of a few. There is a way to get rid of this overreaching and inaccurate teaching of history. Sign the petition to pass the CLASS Act. What does the CLASS Act do? The CLASS (Children Learning Accurate Social Science) Act advocates an accurate teaching of history. This initiative ensures that people included in social science curriculum are included for their contributions to society, not their sexual orientation.


Sent by E.S. and worth repeating: Did you know that if you sell your house after 2012 you will pay a 3.8 percent sales tax on it? That's $3,800 on a $100,000 home, etc. When did this happen? It's in the health care bill, and it goes into effect in 2013. Why 2013? Could it be so that it doesn’t come to light until after the 2012 elections? So, this is “change you can believe in.” Under the new health care bill, all real estate transactions will be subject to a 3.8 percent sales tax.


The Capistrano Dispatch reported a need for volunteers who enjoy working with horses. The Shea Center is looking for help during the summer. “The San Juan-based equestrian site aims to help improve the lives of people with disabilities through therapeutic riding and other horse-related programs. Volunteers must be 14 years and older, should be available from June until August and will receive training prior to any work. In the past, volunteering at the Shea Center has been a popular way for high school students to fulfill community service requirements. For more information, call 949.240.8441, ext. 127.


The issue of Obama’s birth certificate is resilient, despite media claims it has gone away. From Donald Trump’s interview with Lloyd Grove last week ( ):

“A book publisher came out three days ago and said that in his written synopsis of his book … he was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia. His mother never spent a day in the hospital.”

Actually, Obama’s literary agency at the time, two decades ago, published a recently discovered catalogue of clients and their projects that included erroneous information about Obama and a prospective book about race that he ended up not writing. An agency assistant back then, Miriam Goderich, said last week that she was mistaken when she wrote that Obama was born in Kenya.

But Trump isn’t buying it.

“That’s what he told the literary agent,” Trump insisted. “That’s the way life works… He didn’t know he was running for president, so he told the truth. The literary agent wrote down what he said… He said he was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia… Now they’re saying it was a mistake. Just like his Kenyan grandmother said he was born in Kenya, and she pointed down the road to the hospital, and after people started screaming at her she said, ‘Oh, I mean Hawaii.’ Give me a break.”

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