Wednesday, January 23, 2008

During this governor's budget crisis, the legal team of the DIR rec'd approval to appeal the judge's decision in blogger's constitutional protections

My lawyer just rec'd the appeal paperwork today, which means that the turds at OD-Legal received financial approval to continue this fight. More intentional taxpayer waste, more taxpayer-paid abuse & misuse of state time, resources, and money. Judge Fell allowed everything they (basically) wanted into court record, and the babies are still crying to have their appeal.
I don't want to hear about Governor Schwarzenegger's financial woes when he's appointing constitutional violators like Lupe Almaraz to a do-nothing position at $132,000+ per year, nor do I want to hear about our agency whining about unfilled positions due to budget woes.
These fiscal retards created the budget mess, these political turds decided to violate the US Constitution, and these bureaucratic jackasses couldn't resolve their way out of a paper bag.

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Anonymous wedontfollownostinkingconstitution said...


Great. Now there'll be an even bigger attorney's fee award for the blogger's attorney, and maybe a published appellate court decision holding up this Administration to the kind of ridicule it so richly deserves. These bozos wouldn't know the Constitution from a roll of toilet paper. But hey, how else would the attorneys in the Director's Legal Unit justify their bloated existence? It's really time for some adult supervision over there. Hello... Susan Kennedy...anybody?

1/23/2008 7:18 PM  
Anonymous ass kicker said...

You forget, they are using tax payer money which never runs out. They will keep outspending you until you're broke and have to give up. Get the ACLU involved since it's a civil rights issue. They have alot more money than you and they hate government. Go for it blog boy!!!!!!!!

1/23/2008 10:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To All American Concerned Citizens:

Attorney General, Jerry Brown "Edmund G. Brown Jr., known as Jerry" is located a few floors above DIRt. Whistleblower - AG Hotline (800) 952-5225 • (916) 322-3360.

The criminals at DIRt should be reported to AG by those working under an Opressive Nepotism System at DIRt.

Attorney General's Office
Public Inquiry Unit
P.O. Box 944255
Sacramento, CA 94244-2550
(800) 952-5225

1/23/2008 11:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know who can help a small business that is ruined by the false actions of the DLSE?

1/26/2008 9:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding the question about small business there is no real help for an entity wrongfully harmed since the legal immunity concept protects the governmental workers and the agency. Unless there is obvious and clear illegal and malicious intent on the DLSE actor's part, then there is no way to recover damages which would justify the cost to even try. But it might be a good angle to promote change within the DLSE if a group of business side people who have suffered due to incompetant and/or dishonest practices by agents of the division were to rally and develop a coalition. This idea that the workers are the only ones needing protection from poor DIR/DLSE performers is simply wrong. Good and basically innocent businesses get hurt too. Good regulation and law enforcement are critical to healthy markets as anyone with any knowledge of these things understands. Dishonest workers need to be hammered as much as dishonest employers do. I think the blogger has largely missed this more global understanding and somehow thinks that workers are the only ones needing protection and that by focusing on this "the people" will be having their taxes spent correctly. There are honest business people who do care about the overall workforce and economy. It definitely goes both ways. It's time now for this whole blog to raise to a higher level and instead of being a venting place for disgruntled DLSE people maybe it can now become a real force for change. Are the passive and active stakeholders smart enough for this? Or are they just as stupid as those criticized so far here? CL has put himself in a risky postion no doubt. Being a former Marine surely brings some of the ingredients for this type of bravery to the fore and that is an honorable thing. But maybe there is a need for leadership maturity now. A promotion in rank and a raising of leadership responsibility which goes along with that. Surely the frustration level of having to work within the system day in and day out is analogous to being a POW. And this kind of pressure and position certainly takes an emotional and mental toll. So my heart goes out to CL. BUT...CL has put himself in this position, he was not ordered to move to this position. Let's see if he is capable now of keeping the bigger picture in mind in the leadership of this blog or will he be reduced to looking for his own escape from the madness of what many believe is an unwinable fight? Is his goal now the mother of all settlements and a glorious exit from the DLSE? Or is it more noble than that? People have been fighting this bureaucratic beast for a long time in many forms and have the battle scars to prove it. I wonder how many of these active and passive stakeholders are interested in building a true clandestine coalition (via the anonymity of the web) bringing a good understanding from all sides? I wonder how many seriously interested potential members have a balanced understanding of the critical relationship of business and labor? I wonder how many get it that honesty and community consciousness is the key to solving the riddle? I wonder if CL can knock off the personal attacks, grow up, be a true leader and thus lead to taking the hill? Who's in? How will the insurgency form without being found out beforehand and thus picked off one by one by the fat and happy powerholders who enjoy their benefits by supporting status quo? The internet has brought a whole new invisible force field into play you would-be fighters. CL is the only one known right now and the sniper scopes are trying to focus in on him without a doubt. But there may very well be many others willing to join the effort provided there is enough security in place for them to see it is possible to come out of this better off. Remember the guerrilla saying; "He who fights and runs away, lives to fight another day." It is obvious that reformation needs to happen within the DIR but it won't happen easy and there will be direct and collateral casualties just like there has been all along. What say you?

1/26/2008 11:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The small business should contact CLRA.

1/26/2008 12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not EVEN this would work at DIRt:

Mail your completed, signed and dated complaint form to:

Division of Labor Standards Enforcement
Discrimination Complaint Investigation Unit
2031 Howe Ave., Ste. 100
Sacramento, CA 95825

1/26/2008 10:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DIRt management, as it stands, consists entirely of sick individuals. They have largely replaced the good individual managers, that might turn them in.

That effect has now been trickling down into DIRt workers and they are driving away the good and honest workers so that DIRt is left with one big corrupt organization of people.

We all know that DIRt started out on this corrupt path with a few insanely corrupt individuals like Vanessa Holton, Vicki Bradshaw, Jose Millan, Robert Jones, Jim Culbeaux, Christine Baker etc.

In summary, I think it is not upto CL to change this, but ,the business community has to change DLSE for thier own protection and survival. Conversely, if nothing is done to DIRt as it is now, we see DIRt running amuck and creating and selectively enfrocing laws that will benifit some businesses and hurt others. The businness community needs to fund CL to get the corrupt individuals named above in jail.

1/27/2008 8:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If a secure communication network was established on the web and explained in detail as to its guarantee of anonymity (no way to trace back to ip address, etc.), business would be more likely to step up. The risk of being targeted by DLSE fully outweighs any possibility of overt support. Everyone knows it's a mess. There needs to be a practical mechanism for coalition building in order for this to go forward. There is an opportunity here, but the real push toward reform is going to be a huge undertaking if it's to be successful. It's worse to try and fail, then to not try at all.

1/27/2008 11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is obvious that these top managers at the Labor Agency, DLSE, and IT follow certain agenda and are not simply incompetent. The main agenda is to ignore the labor laws for private employers in California, and to channel as much money to private consulting firms. How else would explain the millions spent on the CMS fiasco and there is no accountability.

1/27/2008 6:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which means that any potential illumination of the systematic dishonesty would be considered a major threat by the managers. How would you react to a major threat? Do whatever you could to counter it, right?

1/27/2008 6:51 PM  
Anonymous life is a cabaret my freind said...

There is "freedom in chaos", a famous quote from one of our reigning hearing officers. Just sit back and watch it, and most of all enjoy it. It is not everyday you see such incompetance going on right in front of you on a daily basis. I would rather watch this than CNN or 60 minutes. Why pay for cable when you can come to work and watch with amazement and amusement as to how an organization can be so f___ed up. I can hardly wait for Monday mornings to have the next scene acted out right in front of my eyes. And if I cannot come to work that day, I can always catch up with the daily drama by going to this blog site. I love this place! Who is going to be sued next? who will be the next labor commissioner? straight or gay? will CMS bankrupt DIR? will Bradstreet or Bradshaw be man or woman of the year? Will Rupp get a bigger gun? Will Abigail get a new and better state car? Stay tuned folks for the best show on earth and we don't even need the screen writers guild for scripts. As P.T. Barnum once said "there is a fool born every minute" and in this case "there is another incompetant promoted to management every minute". Well I have to go to bed now since I want to be nice and fresh in the morning. I understand that CL's award winning trial has been appealed by management at the last minute. Such drama, I love it!!

1/27/2008 11:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vanessa the bitch will lose to win.

1/28/2008 10:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vanessa Holton is a cursed individual. She, and her family, we pray, will suffer on earth, and burn in hell.

1/29/2008 12:34 AM  
Anonymous there is freedom in chaos said...

I have to agree with one of the comments. If you are competent and are happy in your position or if you are incompetent and want a promotion, then stay put. On the other hand, if you are competent and want a promotion, then get the hell out of DLSE because it is not going to happen. The following qualifications for promotion are required: incompetent, ass kisser, a "yes" man, no ethics, back stabber and the boss is never wrong.

1/29/2008 6:19 PM  
Anonymous biggot hater said...

Anyone reading this latest blog entry is encouraged to go back to the last entry concerning Vicki Tamoush. The latest revelation concerning Tamoush and her anti-jewish articles and pro-Palestanian stance is sickening to the stomach. You are encouraged to google "Vicki Tamoush" and find out what she is really all about. There is no room in state service for anyone of this caliber. She could never be trusted to hold an impartial hearing if any of the parties involved are Jewish or of Arab descent. I encourage anyone who reads the articles that are found in the google site to contact headquarter and demand her removal as a hearing officer.

1/29/2008 8:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"When we serve the people and fail to serve our masters, then civil servants like Miles Locker are fired. People like Victor Jurado were well-trained by their master: upset the master and you'll find yourself transferred or targeted."

"Targeted" - IT Unit in Oakland placed our own coworkers on another floor AWAY from us all under a microscope - of a "DOG" with a criminal background - this all happened after conducting fraudulent exams. Only CRIMINALS from Clerks to Directors at DIRt get the promotions for such animalistic behaviors.

When we serve the people and fail to serve our masters, then civil servants like Miles Locker are fired. People like Victor Jurado were well-trained by their master: upset the master and you'll find yourself transferred or targeted.

1/29/2008 11:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We heard about thos'e 2 individuals at the IT Unit. We hear tht they were highly intelligent and therefore targeted by DIRt.

We know that it is the reason we are getting several complaints from the public when they click on our "How to file a Public Works" web page and then when they click on "click here for an alphabetic list of cities" we have been getting "database is under maintenance" for almost 2 months.

I heard that several other of our databases are also not available because DIRt targeted those 2 individuals in Oakland put them on different floors till they got up and left.

1/30/2008 10:50 PM  
Anonymous Jews Rock said...


1/30/2008 11:13 PM  
Anonymous Pinocchio dba Jim Culbeaux said...

Hey guys:

Anyone see this message when connecting to the DIRt website:

"The Department of Industrial Relations internet database servers and database driven functions are currently unavailable due to maintenance."

--Pinocchio CIO IT Department

1/31/2008 1:02 AM  
Anonymous Taxpayer said...

To the comment posted by Anonymous : 1/26/2008 11:11 AM--
I've read the blog entries, and the blogger doesn't seem to be pro employee or pro employer. Taxpayers are both employers and employees. If the DLSE is as diseased as stated, then everyone suffers.

1/31/2008 5:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Statutes and Regs are where the problem lies. If the foundation is bad, the enforcement agency charged with its guardianship can only be as good. There needs to be a long and detailed reformation process started to clean up the statutes and following that, the regs. I'd say five years minimum to accomplish the job.

1/31/2008 9:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Five years? It won't work!

The department is doing hundreds of millions of dollars of damage each year.

You're talking a one billion dollar problem.

1/31/2008 2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay! Make it 10 years! Or 15! The point is that you have to reform the foundation first if you want the DIR to follow. There are too many screwed up and half-baked laws and regs for it to function right. Every time you try to hold someone accountable on any level they can find a weasle clause based on something arguable.

1/31/2008 4:35 PM  
Anonymous OA gopher said...

Pinnochio- Yup. For about a month now. I can't get to any of the databases on the site I need to in order to help the public.
Thank god for google, eh?

1/31/2008 6:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can use the intelligently designed and fully functional CMS computer system to take care of all of DLSE Division work in an efficient manner.

Oops, CMS doesn’t work and have cost the State millions. Where is accountability and the incompetent crooks at IT responsible for this fiasco, Jim Culbeaux and Leslie Clement are still employed and drawing their $100,000 yearly salaries.

1/31/2008 7:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the last few months, we hear on weekly bases that the DIR Network is down and there is some problem. The DLSE web site is a mess and other DIR divisions site are embarrassment for a for California agency. Is the incompetent ass, Jim Culbeux is involved on these screw ups?

1/31/2008 7:44 PM  

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