Prop. 8 protagonist: Media never cite her role in scam

March 22, 2013

By Chris Reed

KrisPerry.jpgThe pro-gay marriage movement continues to gather momentum, and I fully expect the Supreme Court to get aboard, with a 5-4 opinion written by Justice Anthony Kennedy upholding a lower federal-court ruling scrapping California’s Proposition 8 and its ban on same-sex marriage. I generally don’t like courts overturning ballot measures, but as a libertarian, gay marriage is fine by me.

But however one feels on the issue, it’s utter media malpractice that one of the married gay protagonists in the case, plaintiff Kris Perry, has a scandalous history that no one ever brings up. Here’s the background from a 2010 blog item I wrote:

“Last week I wrote at my amazement at how Kris Perry was being touted as the perfect plaintiff in the fight over gay marriage. Why? Because she played a central role in a brutal assault on California taxpayers: First 5’s decision to use $23 million in taxpayer funds in winter 2005-06 to pay for ‘preschool for all’ TV ads as First 5 founder/overlord Rob Reiner gathered signatures for his ‘preschool for all’ initiative. … [She refused] to testify at the March 8, 2006, hearing in Sacramento of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee that looked into this ripoff … .

Kris Perry: Ducking questions, responsibility

This is from the L.A. Times’ story of March 9, 2006, about the hearing:

“A committee of state senators and Assembly members directed the Bureau of State Audits to perform the fiscal review of the commission. First 5 ‘s executive director declined to answer the legislators’ questions, ‘at the advice of counsel.’ ….

“[Sen. Dave] Cox likened Reiner’s activities to those of former Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush and Secretary of State Kevin Shelley, both of whom resigned amid investigations into whether they used tax money to further their political goals. ….

“The audit also would ‘determine, if possible, whether there was coordination between the commission and the Proposition 82 campaign in the media purchases by the commission or expenditure of other public funds,’ Howle said. ….

“First 5 Director Kris Perry appeared at Wednesday’s hearing of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee and said the commission welcomed the inquiry, but added that she would not answer lawmakers’ questions ‘at the advice of counsel.’

“Sen. Chuck Poochigian (R-Fresno), a member of the audit committee …, said Perry’s refusal “elevates my concern about charges of wrongdoing.”

First 5 emails were also deleted; media don’t care

As I wrote back in 2010:

“Perry and Reiner aren’t just ripoff artists. They’re sanctimonious ripoff artists who think they hold the high ground even though they used $23 million in taxpayer money for a political campaign. Pathetic.”

And the coverup didn’t just involve Perry’s refusal to testify. Emails of key officials were also deleted, as I wrote about in 2010. Nexis indicates I’m the only one who ever wrote about this possibly criminal activity. WTG, Sacramento media.

Kris Perry is a hero to some. To me, she’s just another shady public official — as well as a symbol of how poorly California journalists cover scandals when they sympathize with the alleged good intentions of the scandalous officials.

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  1. us citizen
    us citizen 22 March, 2013, 13:32

    When is there going to be responsibility and this corruption stopped. I am SO SICK of this stuff.

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  2. Donkey
    Donkey 22 March, 2013, 16:29

    Stealing from the taxpayers is a badge of honor for anyone connected to the RAGWUS, all the bureaucracies as headed by people without good morals, ethics or honor. 🙂

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  3. NTHEOC
    NTHEOC 22 March, 2013, 16:38

    Look Donkey, another VICTORY right in your hometown!!
    HUNTINGTON BEACH – A man with a replica handgun who was shot and killed by police Thursday has been identified as Ian Christopher Berrier, 20, of Huntington Beach. I’m guessing you will be front and center when the protest starts telling people what a good boy he was and how corrupt the police are!!!! Go get’em Donk……..

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  4. SkippingDog
    SkippingDog 22 March, 2013, 19:00

    Nice to see you out spouting your goofy nonsense again today, Donkey. With Ocobserver long banned and Rex on his own government sponsored vacation, you’re the last of “The Three Pendejos.”

    Take care of yourself. I need the laughs.

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  5. Donkey
    Donkey 22 March, 2013, 21:42

    Our social programs don’t promote ambition, pride and independence, they encourage self-pity, dependence and apathy. A criminal government that can’t even understand the simplicity of a balanced-budget promotes irresponsibility in the populace. We are told to spend whatever money we have to “stimulate the economy” and then we wring our hands when senior citizen’s don’t have enough money to support themselves for a year in retirement. Our sacrosanct “entitlements” and “safety nets” overflow with waste, fraud, abuse and corruption. And we wonder why things are so bad.

    What a sick person you are Ntheoc, rejocing over the murder of a citizen by your thugs in blue, and of course Skdog lapping right behind as usual. 🙂

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  6. SkippingDog
    SkippingDog 22 March, 2013, 23:23

    “The murder of a citizen”? Surely you jest, Donkey! Little Ian the Weasel pulled a gun on some poor citizen and pulled it out again and waved it at the responding police officer. There’s only one way that series of truly bad decisions ever ends.

    I’ll be interested when his toxicology reports are complete to see just how big a load of dope he had on board before his big exit.

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  7. Donkey
    Donkey 23 March, 2013, 08:49

    Skdog wrote: “I’ll be interested when his toxicology reports are complete to see just how big a load of dope he had on board before his big exit.”

    I put no trust in any investigation or tests conducted by a closed, secret cabal of sociopaths. I watched a video the other day of a prison guard using pepper spray on a human being held in a restraint chair. From a foot away this miscreant sprayed in his eyes, nose and mouth. Then he put a mask over his face and left him to die. People like you are just cruel and twisted. I have physically hurt people in one on one battles, but not for inner pleasure or for a oxytocin release as you LE sociopaths seek.

    What about a toxicology report on the shooter Skdog? What the killer using at the time of the murder? These LE murders are outside the limits placed on the government by the Bill of Rights. Nothing in the Constitution gives a government hired goon with a costume the power to murder citizens walking the streets. 🙂

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  8. SkippingDog
    SkippingDog 23 March, 2013, 11:06

    You are basically an anarchist, Donkey, so your rejection of any instituted or received authority is understandable. That doesn’t mean your interpretation is rational or correct.

    If the officer involved in the shooting had any objective symptoms of intoxication or drug use, he would most certainly have a toxicology text performed. In many jurisdictions, the police agency routinely takes a blood or urine sample from any officer involved in a critical incident, such as a shooting or a major vehicle collision. I don’t know what the policy for such things is at HBPD, but I’m sure you could easily find out what it is as a resident of that fair city.

    I’ve seen the video you refer to and know that the officer involved was fired for his actions. That is appropriate, unless there’s substantially more to the context of the event than has been displayed or written anywhere with the video. It’s also relevant to note that the event you cite took place in a Maine prison, not in California or Huntington Beach. It’s also good to remember that something like pepper spray is a minimal level of force, certainly compared to the alternatives of a physical dog pile or the use of a striking instrument such as a baton.

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  9. SkippingDog
    SkippingDog 23 March, 2013, 11:10

    One final point for you to remember, my equus asinus friend; murder is not the same as justifiable homicide. If that were not the case, you would have no right of self defense.

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  10. SkippingDog
    SkippingDog 23 March, 2013, 11:14

    BTW, Donkey, have you been staying in touch with Rex and Observer?

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  11. Donkey
    Donkey 23 March, 2013, 13:36

    It is always nice to see the fool recite the fools true feelings Skdog, your insight is weak.

    I am far from being an anarchist, but you are indeed a fascist. The Constitution was written to restrict the government at all levels.
    Sure bureacracies such as the LE RAGWUS has usurped the rights of the people and twisted the words of law to allow for murder of citzens. Mao, Stalin, Lenin, Hitler, Tojo, and Rome all used the legal system to kill others. Over 500,000,0000 humans have been snuffed out by the good people in government over history Skdog, so your use of the term “anarchist” does little to hurt my feelings towards people that seem to believe that our cruel and deadly form is somehow better the the Huns.

    By the way Skdog, all those murderers I mentioned above, all had justifiable homicide in their lawbooks also! How about our PIC SKslime. 🙂

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  12. SkippingDog
    SkippingDog 23 March, 2013, 20:21

    Not a fascist at all, Donkey. Unlike most of you on the right side of our politics, I don’t believe our government exists primarily to serve the interests of crony capitalism. I believe our government exists to provide domestic tranquility while safeguarding our basic freedoms, among which are the freedom to walk about without having some crazed dope fiend wave a gun at you in Huntington Beach. That’s why we have police.

    Your stretch to compare our system of law and justice with those of Communist China, Nazi Germany, the USSR, and the late Roman Empire is nothing short of ridiculous. Although there have been many instances of genocide throughout human history, there’s no possible way to determine a number of victims. In any event, those genocides were usually committed in the process of expanding whatever kingdom or government was instigating it. There is no analog to that and the protection of civil society from crazed people wandering around with weapons.

    So, your claim about genocide being the equivalent of “justifiable homicide” is, like so many of your other claims, nothing more than an uninformed diatribe against the very institutions that mitigate those threats in our modern world.

    Finally, I use the term “anarchist” to describe you not to hurt your feelings at all, but to accurately label your rejection of our legal institutions and authorities. It fits.

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  13. Donkey
    Donkey 24 March, 2013, 06:53

    You are indeed a fascist Skdog. Your leanings can be summed up as follows:

    You prefer government whose powers are unrestrained– what, if any, are the limits on government power currently recognized by you SKdog?

    You believe in a leader who is a dictator, and a police force that is unaccounhtable for their actions, absolute in power but responsible to the party which is a preferred elite;

    An economy in which property is privately owned, but politically controlled by RAGWUS feeders;

    The all-encompassing influence of great government bureaucracies, the RAGWUS, which have the power to make regulations or directives with the force of law, giving your cabal of LE the power to murder anyone they come in contact with, or take their property;

    The socialization of investment through comprehensive integration of government and finances —

    The creation of streams of purchasing power by federal government borrowing and spending as a permanent institution — a process that has thrived under the current POTUS

    Militarism, police state, and the PIC as an all-pervasive cultural attitude, and the military and Prison Industrial Conplex as a pillar of the economy;

    Imperialism as the organizing principle of national life, whether overtly embraced or tacitly understood, with the population constantly presented with some national crusade or adventure on the heroic model touching deeply the springs of chauvinistic pride, interest, and feeling.

    I am a Constitutionalist Skdog, not an anacrhist, as you claim. You however, are a fascist in the first degree!! 😉

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  14. SkippingDog
    SkippingDog 24 March, 2013, 20:46

    I believe in ordered liberty, Donkey, just as our Founders did. It is you who reject the “ordered” portion of their creation, which makes you both an anarchist and a wholly impractical political philosopher.

    There’s really nothing more to add, but I expect you’ll try so you can reassure yourself that your basic beliefs aren’t built on a flimsy a framework as, in fact, they are.

    As Ted says, pound away little troll!

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  15. Donkey
    Donkey 24 March, 2013, 20:58

    The Constitution says nothing about “ordered” anything. Your weak attempt supporting your view shows how little you understand about our founding docuements.

    One thing does stand out though, you are a fascist, with no knowledge of the limits the Constitution places on government, even though today it is ignored at many levels by fools like you. 🙂

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