Monday, October 08, 2007

News Article on our new Labor Commissioner...I'm sure there's more to come. Will DLSE ever acquire a Commish without the accompanying reporter drama?

Click here to read full report. I have not have time to read all of this, but I do believe in selecting the right person for the right job, and it should not be based on anyone's sexual identity, whether they are gay, straight, or bi.
Tiffany Rystrom is Angela Bradstreet's domestic partner, who heads up the state's Public Employment Relations Board, and that position pays $123,897 a year. Susan Kennedy is GAS' Cheif of Staff. Susan Kennedy and Vicki Marti share a home in Fairfax. Ties between the Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger administration and Marin Services for Women of Greenbrae are being scrutinized because the domestic partner of Schwarzenegger's chief of staff, Susan Kennedy, is a longtime employee of the nonprofit.
Schwarzenegger has kept Vicki Marti on the California Medical Assistance Commission even though her term expired in January 2005. The position pays $54,250 a year. In February, the governor appointed Renee Zito, the former director of programs at Marin Services for Women, as director of the state's Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs. The position pays $142,965 a year.

It seems to me that if you want a really high political appointment under GAS, it really helps to be connected at the Marin Services for Women of Greenbrae, and it also seems that your sexual preference must be lesbian. Now, before everyone starts crying and wiping their eyes with rainbow flags, let me make one thing perfectly clear. I'm all for gay rights in this state. If Angela and her crew had any real courage, they would demand from their Governor (their boss)that gays must have the same rights as straights, especially marriage. As we know, GAS is not the People's Governor, because gays are people, too, and gays want to be married just like straight people, well - GAS stopped that legislation dead in its tracks. I bet if he was gay, then gays would be legally allowed to marry.
What the problem here is that once again, cronyism and favoritism dictate political appointments in state service, and it doesn't matter if it's (previously) from some fat, old, dumb, straight white guy like Greg Rupp or a (current) lesbian who knows people in really high places. The point is that the best person is not selected for the job, and that's how the taxpayers get screwed. This is our current Labor Standard: hang with lesbians, get kick-ass political appointments.
Ask yourself this question, why are multi-millionaires (like those mentioned above) coming down to such lowly positions like state political appointments? Couldn't they sit on their asses and collect bigger paychecks by doing nothing at their old jobs? Why must they come here for lower pay, do nothing, and screw the taxpayer for such shitty service? Santa Ana still has no safety barrier - unlike our Labor Commissioner, that multi-million dollar taxpayer-paid abortion called CMS is deader than Susan Nakagama's career, Lupe Almaraz & Greg Rupp have yet to be punished for violating our United States Constitution, and Ms. Angela Bradstreet refuses to get off her lazy ass and actually do something about that Corrales beat-down she suffered at the hands of the California Supreme Court. Ferchrist, I don't care if GAS appoints a monkey as Labor Commissioner, just so long as the damn thing can get something done around here. Labor Commissioner Bradstreet has yet to do a thing around this place except get her name in the papers, and it seems for all the right & appropriate reasons.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tiffany Rystrom and John Duncan, they're just playing musical chairs. John Duncan was heading PERB before he came to DIR.

On the subject of gays in the Schwarwenegger administration -- This Governor has appointed more gays to his administration then any California Governor I know. From Angela Bradstreet to Rick Rice to Dean Fryer. And we are only talking DIR.

It is time Governor Schwarzenegger get credit for it.

10/09/2007 10:11 PM  
Anonymous somewhere over the rainbow said...

Don't forget our old friend Jose Millan, his underwear is even the rainbow color. Hell, if worst comes to worst, I'll become gay in order to get a $100,000+ job. I think all those steriods Arnold took in his youth are affecting his brain.You're right though, who gives a shit if they are gay or straight or bi, just do the f___ing job. Hell, Angela hasn't even visited all the district offices yet. If we have to, the good old Santa Ana offie will laid down the old rainbow welcoming mat for Angela. Just don't bring along that gay blade Jose Millan.

10/09/2007 10:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I question is why does the bloger use gay terms? I don't refer to non-gays as straight. I think they should be referred to as heterosexuals or normal people. However I do believe that it is ok to refer to homos as fags or pansies. And I also believe that fags will look out for there fellow fags. I do believe that the article from the Marin Independent Journal is just the tip of the iceberg. Jose Millan always took care of his little fag buddies. I don't believe Angela, looking out for her twisted friends is nearly as bad as her not taking care of the big picture within the Labor Commissioner's office. I hear from pretty good sources that she is into micro managing. Maybe she ought to set in on a few hearings and conferences before she starts dictating to her underlings on how to do them. She is starting to remind me of Grey Davis, he also was a micro manager and control freak and he fell flat on his ass. It looks as though she is headed in the same direction.

10/11/2007 6:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim Culbeaux has been around screwing different DIR computer projects for the last 10 years, and wasting millions of dollars on non-functional computer systems. In the meantime, he has gotten several promotions up to the DIR CIO position (being the ultimate kiss-ass to the both Republican and Decomratic DIR appointess).

10/12/2007 6:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, King "VietCong" Cheung you're coming out was spotted. Hey all, the Cong's letting it all hang out in retirement, looks like.

3/23/2010 2:50 PM  

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