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Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 2:01 pm | Updated: 6:08 am, Wed Aug 29, 2012.

Lodi congressional candidate Ricky Gill focused on living in San Joaquin County and the high unemployment rate during his remarks before the Republican National Convention on Tuesday in Tampa, Fla.

Gill, 25, also told a national TV audience on C-SPAN that his parents are immigrants from India and Africa who came to the United States to pursue the American Dream.

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54 comments:

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 9:25 pm on Sat, Sep 1, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    The McNerney campaign stated...You are misinformed about the Medicare plan. The Ryan plan has the same changes to Medicare that the ObamaCare plan does.

    Absurd at best...Obama"not"care is real law with real consequences. The Ryan plan was an initial proposal meant for debate and change.

     
  • Josh Morgan posted at 7:54 am on Fri, Aug 31, 2012.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 538

    Omar, I've never questioned McNerney's intelligence. He is part of a failed government system. I've given him his chance and it hasn't worked out. I don't question his integrity or desire to do the right thing. He has aligned himself with the wrong people and it hasn't been successful. Time to move on.

     
  • Omar Smith posted at 6:57 am on Fri, Aug 31, 2012.

    Omar Smith Posts: 20

    Darrell,
    You are misinformed about the Medicare plan. The Ryan plan has the same changes to Medicare that the ObamaCare plan does. FactChecker.Org does not lie. It says several of Ryan's statements were misleading, and the President's plan does extend the life of Medicare. Do you know more about Medicare than its chief actuary Darrell?
    As far as overturning Obamacare, it is time to realize that it is now the law of the land. The Chief Justice of the United States (a Bush appointee and reliable conservative vote) upheld the vote and wrote the majority opinion.
    You seem to spend a lot of time on this site. Why not spend some of your day enjoying other activities in Lodi-a bike ride, a nice walk, a visit to a local restaurant? It will do you some good Darrell, and I am sure other people on this site will appreciate it!
    Do you or others know how Ricky feels about the Romney-Ryan budget? I have not heard much, and I wanted to know if you or others know.
    Have a great Friday Darrell!

     
  • roy bitz posted at 9:09 pm on Thu, Aug 30, 2012.

    roy bitz Posts: 503

    Ms Bobin is almost right . Almost right is my way of saying WRONG.
    It could be said the money---700 billion dollars--is simply being moved---re-distributed---not stolen. That would be misleading if not a bold face lie. the providers who will suffer the loss of 700 billion dollars will continue to provide the same services in spit of this little reduction in compensation---no?


     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 7:51 pm on Thu, Aug 30, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Obviously,Ms Bobin is uneducated when it comes to Obamacare. I read it Ms Bobin but you have not.

    It was carefully crafted to inflict pain to medicare participants "AFTER" 2013 when Obama could no longer run for president again.
    He knew if the cuts and stealing were made obvious prior to November 2012 that he could not possibly be elected again.
    He is no better than a sneaky snake in the grass that harms people without warning. Seniors should be scared of the rationing that is inevitable with Obamacare and the demise of senior advantage as he intended by 2018.

    This is not about me Ms Bobin as I am not concerned about my future. This is about the future and quality of life that is diminishing thanks to the liberal establishment and Barack Obama.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 6:49 pm on Thu, Aug 30, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Mr. Baumbach wrote: "McNerney insists on stealing from seniors by draining Medicare to support Obama"not"care...McNerney insists on voting for whatever Nancy Pelosi decides is good for the bay area."

    Actually, I find it hard to believe that a simple claims processor (or as he likes to refer to himself, "claims adjudicator," fancy term for processor), is hardly qualified to comment on the contents of the ACA. One who STRIDENTLY proclaims that he is not an insurance salesman - why would you think you are "informed" about the ACA.

    Unless you are a salesman.

    Obama's record on Medicare has been proven. There have been numerous arrests for Medicare fraud under his administration.

    The money you FRAUDULENTLY claim is being "stolen" from Medicare is money saved by reducing reimbursements to providers and by the further crackdown on fraud.

    As Joe Wilson once famously yelled: "YOU LIE," Mr. Baumbach.

    And it is sad that if you are serving elderly Americans as an insurance saleman, which you do, you are lying to your clients.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 6:40 pm on Thu, Aug 30, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    I don't think you even know what you are talking about, Mr. Baumbach.

    Unless you know Obama intimately, you are speaking in a vacuum and should be ignored for your ignorance.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 5:03 pm on Thu, Aug 30, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    As far as the Ryan plan... you are absurd. That was meant as an initial proposal to be debated, changed, compromised and thought about.

    Obamacare is law of the land and real damages will result... unless Obama/ Pelosi/ McNerney liberals are defeated in November.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 4:59 pm on Thu, Aug 30, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    The McNerney campaign representatives Omar/Ron/Michael stated...Darrell,
    I think you are misinformed on this issue...

    Not at all..."Obamacare takes a minimum $500 billion out of Medicare and funds Obamacare ... future savings from Medicare are planned to offset new costs created by the law...

    This is reality... you are absurd to think otherwise.

     
  • Omar Smith posted at 4:26 pm on Thu, Aug 30, 2012.

    Omar Smith Posts: 20

    Darrell,
    I think you are misinformed on this issue. The same Medicare cuts that Ryan accused Obama of making are in his budget. Also, he criticizes the President for not acting on the Bowles-Simpson commission recommendation. But yet, as a member of this commission, Mr Ryan voted against the committee's recommendations. This was confirmed by factcheck.org. I am posting a link to the site for your review.

    http://factcheck.org/2012/08/ryans-vp-spin/


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/paul-ryan-fails----the-truth/2012/08/29/bbfe1eac-f254-11e1-b74c-84ed55e0300b_blog.html

    It is no wonder why Mr. Gill has been silent on the planned Romney-Ryan budget. Do you know what his thoughts on the budget are anybody?

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 4:09 pm on Thu, Aug 30, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Omar...I mean Ron...I mean Michael... I mean Jake...oh... whatever name you go by today... talk about McNerney's voting record...

    McNerney insists on stealing from seniors by draining Medicare to support Obama"not"care...McNerney insists on voting for whatever Nancy Pelosi decides is good for the bay area.

    Mr Gill vows to vote to repeal Obama”not”care and other big government programs… The choice is clear for voters.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 3:58 pm on Thu, Aug 30, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Ms Bobin stated..."Community organizing is a process where people who live in proximity to each other come together into an organization that acts in their shared self-interest

    Unfortunately for Ms Bobin, president Obama who is a community organizer by profession who models his skill after Saul Alinsky, would strongly disagree as to what a real community organizer is..if fact, he would be very insulted.

     
  • Omar Smith posted at 2:03 pm on Thu, Aug 30, 2012.

    Omar Smith Posts: 20

    It is funny, but the Republicans don't blame game either Darrell? From hiding in one's bushes, tracking a congressional representative's spouse, pulling their car registration and camping out in front of a house in Brookside?

    There is plenty of games on both sides, and sometimes it is not clean. But this is politics as Mr. Morgan said. It goes with the territory.


     
  • Omar Smith posted at 2:00 pm on Thu, Aug 30, 2012.

    Omar Smith Posts: 20

    Josh,
    No one disputes Ricky's intelligence. But do you think that someone who has a PhD in mathematics and has published in leading academic journals is not intelligent? This is just food for thought.

    While no one doubts that the Valley economy is poor, Stockton had one of the highest economic growth rates in California over the first half of this year. A large part of this was due to the amount of construction spending due to the stimulus. I think McNerney deserves credit for bringing this money to areas that needed it the most.

    http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Nearly-bankrupt-Stockton-leads-state-in-job-growth-3529958.php

     
  • Omar Smith posted at 2:00 pm on Thu, Aug 30, 2012.

    Omar Smith Posts: 20

    Josh,
    No one disputes Ricky's intelligence. But do you think that someone who has a PhD in mathematics and has published in leading academic journals is not intelligent? This is just food for thought.

    While no one doubts that the Valley economy is poor, Stockton had one of the highest economic growth rates in California over the first half of this year. A large part of this was due to the amount of construction spending due to the stimulus. I think McNerney deserves credit for bringing this money to areas that needed it the most.

    http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Nearly-bankrupt-Stockton-leads-state-in-job-growth-3529958.php

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 12:29 pm on Thu, Aug 30, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    "I find it really humorous that all the people that are supporting McNerney and attacking Gill's experience, probably voted for Obama- a community organizer- "

    I don't understand what Ms. Parigoris has against community organizers - especially since that is partially HER OWN present occupation with the TEA Party.

    Definition:

    "Community organizing is a process where people who live in proximity to each other come together into an organization that acts in their shared self-interest. A core goal of community organizing is to generate durable power for an organization representing the community, allowing it to influence key decision-makers on a range of issues over time."

    Sounds like Lodi Citizens in Action to me.

    Only small-minded people try to focus the public's attention on the fact that Obama was a community organizer. He has a JD and taught Constitutional law, also.

    As opposed to Mitt's running mate, Paul Ryan - a PROFESSIONAL POLITICIAN with no business experience, just like Ricky Gill aspires to be.

     
  • Josh Morgan posted at 11:34 am on Thu, Aug 30, 2012.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 538

    I find the ranting about Gill's/McNerney's experience, where they're living, etc. a waste of time and energy. That fact of the matter is that McNerney has not performed and I am very comfortable voting for Gill. I voted for McNerney when Pombo was no longer effective. How much time Ricky has spent on the family business is irrelevant. I want to vote for someone who is intelligent and has the ambition/energy to do the job. Ricky certainly qualifies in those categories. It's time for a change. The status quo isn't working. This is not rocket science folks.

     
  • Kim Parigoris posted at 7:15 am on Thu, Aug 30, 2012.

    Kim Parigoris Posts: 470

    I find it really humorous that all the people that are supporting McNerney and attacking Gill's experience, probably voted for Obama- a community organizer- to one of the most powerful positions in the world. Visits to Mcnerney's business address during his frist campaign led to a empty office, and wasn't his experience as a wind energy "consultant"? Neither one of these occupations- community organizer and wind energy consultant- are exactly what I would call successful business experience and are no more significant than Gill's experience.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 6:14 am on Thu, Aug 30, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Michael stated...I mean Omar stated... I mean Ron Brown of the McNerney campaign stated...You are funny Darrell! I am glad that you think that you think that I am a McNerney operative

    Whiich ever name you wish to be called, I do not think it... I know it. Unfortunately, your game is a political reality the democrats love to engage in.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 8:57 pm on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Why the fake civility? It appears you are attempting to redeem your character and give the false impression you are a decent human being. Your false attacks against an honorable family in the Gills and their son Ricky are disgraceful.

    You distort and attempt to assassinate the character and life of a very good man. You are not a good person and your insincere words are insulting. You are an enemy to goodness.

    I sincerely hope we do not meet as you would not appreciate the results.

     
  • Michael Thompson posted at 8:41 pm on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    winston Posts: 97

    You are funny Darrell! I am glad that you think that you think that I am a McNerney operative.

    I guess I will have to experience School Street Bistro without you. The jambalaya and their burger are my favorites. If you have a chance to do some wine tasting, try Grand Amis for their wine. Their Bordeaux wines are incredible, and you will enjoy each and every red varietal you taste in their tasting room.

    Take care Darrell. Hope the insurance business is doing well!

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 6:35 pm on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Lunch with you...?

    Not if you paid me $4000.00 to suffer your company. I have more respect for my tiime than to waste it with a McNerney opperative.

     
  • Michael Thompson posted at 3:10 pm on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    winston Posts: 97

    Wow! The site that you mentioned that was secret is on the Internet. I have no doubt that is. In fact, here is the opposition report on Dan Lungren in a much more competitive House race

    https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2xUrQX4F7FGRXJ5Z0c2VjI0WnM/edit?pli=1


    The fact that you can access this, and I can access Lungren's opposition report (and probably Ricky Gill's) means that it is not really that secret. In addition, the fact that I am releasing a much more competitive opposition report should put to rest that I am in cahoots with the McNerney campaign.


    I have not looked at the Gill report, but the statements I have made regarding Mr Gill have been primarily from: The San Francisco Chronicle, Contra Costa Times and The Stockton Record. This is not from any secret report! I cannot control what others have access to or put up on the Internet.

    I am sorry but after reading his website and twitter feed Ricky is making himself to sound that he is not only qualified to be a Congressman but also a Cabinet official, President of the United States or Secretary General of the UN.

    If you look at all the titles he has held on his website, each can be replaced with the word "intern". I think the district needs a representative who does not view this as an entry level job and another bullet on an already inflated resume.

    If we agree to disagree, that is fine.

    Hope the insurance industry is treating you well, and say hi to Fields for me. I guess we can have lunch the next time I am in the Central Valley. I am a great fan of School Street Bistro. Take care Darrell, and keep selling those insurance policies!

     
  • roy bitz posted at 2:45 pm on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    roy bitz Posts: 503

    produced printed and mailed at great tax payer expense and do absolutely nothing for anyone--not even McNerney---in fact, I will vote against him for the way in which he has taken credit where no credit is due---especially his vague comments regarding
    his hard work to help veterans. Enough of the phoney flag waving McNerney.

     
  • roy bitz posted at 2:28 pm on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    roy bitz Posts: 503

    I have received four mailings recently touting all Mr. McNerney's " hard work".
    These mailings are excessive, extremely expensive

     
  • Josh Morgan posted at 1:28 pm on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 538

    Joanne, having known both Richard Pombo and Ricky Gill I can assure you there are no similarities. I was also fed up with Pombo's arrogance and voted for McNerney to replace him. You may not want to support Ricky for his politics but his demeanor and personality are nothing like Pombo's.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 1:21 pm on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Mr Smith/ Thompson/ Brown of the McNerney campaign stated...Darrell,
    Wow! What a hornet’s nest you have started...

    What hornet's nest? Truth is truth... right?


    As far as that report, just checked all 56 pages are still on line. I am inpressed by how confident the democrats are... are you still going to say this report does not exist?

    Clearly you are having fun.

     
  • Christina Welch posted at 1:15 pm on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    Lodi 1970 Posts: 85

    Very good point, Mr Smith, McNerney is currently representing Pleasanton. If he is reelected, I certainly hope he closes that district office down.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 1:00 pm on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Mr Smith/ Thompson/ Brown of the McNerney campaign stated...Go ahead, and show us this site Darrell. Otherwise, I reiterate my demand for you to shut up.

    So are you stating there is no such report? I've seen it online. Let me explain what this report does. (As if you did not know) ... It does a complete investigation on the history of Mr Gill and his activities and life experiences. It then develops talking points as to how to use the information to put Mr Gill in a bad political light. It was very professional and factual. I have no reason to believe it was not.

    I assumed this is standard operating procedure in a political campaign Mr Smith/ Thompson/ Brown or however you want to be called. I would have thought McNerney incompetent if he did not do his research.

    I would expect Mr Gill to do the same for Mr McNerney. I was very surprised that this report was online. Mr McNerney's staff should be more careful.

    By the way, thank you for telling me to shut up. It is very motivating and helps me to enthusiastically search out truth that you seem to want to hide.

     
  • Michael Thompson posted at 11:07 am on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    winston Posts: 97

    Darrell,
    While you are looking up these names, also add the names: Stuart Klein, Matt Miller and Joseph Avila to your list. Let me know what you find out about these individuals.

    As for me, I grew up in the Central Valley but do not live there any longer. I will save you the time! I do come to the area on business as I have some clients in this area.

    Happy hunting Darrell!


     
  • Michael Thompson posted at 10:58 am on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    winston Posts: 97

    Darrell,
    Wow! What a hornet’s nest you have started! From our previous conversation, you said all of the information on Ricky Gill was in a report and/or site from the McNerney campaign. You further state that I was echoing exact comments in that report. Moreover, you said that McNerney would be pleased with my postings. So, if this report is so accessible, why can’t other people post similar comments based on what is in this report?
    Go ahead, and show us this site Darrell. Otherwise, I reiterate my demand for you to shut up.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 10:07 am on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Omar Smith stated...Are you this Darrell Baumbach that everyone in the community admires and loves so much?

    Actually, I do not participate to be liked or loved by anyone. I am dedicated to truth regardless the consequence.

    As far as life insurance, I would not know how to sell you anything... not an activity I do.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 10:04 am on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Yes, Michael Thompson, Ronald Brown and now a third, Mr Omar Smith are clearly connected.

    All are sarcastic, all have the exact same information and style and all three never post anything in the LNS unless it involves Ricky Gill.

    Of course you will not post your real picture. Instead, I will pay to investigate all four Omar Smiths as well as the other participants. Hopefully, Ill find the connection and post the truth you refuse to provide.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 10:01 am on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Mr. Baumbach wrote: "Mr McNerney and all his family, business and social connections are in Pleasanton and other Bay area cities. His experience in a farming community is zero. San Joaquin county is vested and dependent on farming operations and related industries."

    Seems to me we've already had our fill of one individual who came from a "farming background," i.e., Richard Pombo.

    From Mr. Baumbach's favorite reference source:

    "In September 2006, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a nonpartisan watchgroup founded in 2005 by liberal and Democratic Party activists released a report naming Pombo as one of the 17 most corrupt members of the House of Representatives; he had also been named in the group's prior report in January. The organization said "His ethics issues stem from accepting campaign contributions in return for legislative assistance, keeping family members on his campaign payroll, and misusing official resources."

    Pombo was defeated soundly by McNerny.

    See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Pombo for a full list of Pombo's "accomplishments" (corruption) and how his "ties to the community" helped his constituents (donors and family).

    Gill's profile mirrors Pombo's. With the the tremendous backing Gill has received from wealthy family friends, it is conceivable we will end up with another Pombo on our hands.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 9:58 am on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Michael Thompson posted at 10:30 am on Mon, Jul 30, 2012...
    I guess since Ricky does not have a fundraiser tomorrow he can start reviewing and studying for the bar. I am wondering if marijuana brings out the true flavor of King 888.


    Michael Thompson posted at 4:17 pm on Wed, Jul 11, 2012...
    So what part of the family business was Ricky involved in? Energy drinks? Wine? Other agricultural business? Let us all know!! This is quite funny. The kid with no full time job is going to lecture businesspeople and government officials about organizing an economic turnaround. This is unbelievably funny!!

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 9:57 am on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Ronald Brown posted at 7:21 am on Thu, Jun 7, 2012...
    ...I am still waiting to hear Ricky's extensive business experience and involvement in the family business. He has gone as an expert on international trade and a small business owner whose business experience could help the valley to an unpaid consultant for his brother's company with questionable connections to an unethical campaign contributor. This is one of Ricky's many exaggerations that is finally come to light.The same is true with his involvement in charter schools. He claims to have been involved in KIPP extensively, but he only was there twice according to KIPP records.
    As for Ricky's roots, he was born and raised in Lodi. But in the time after high school, he has not spent an iota in the Valley
    I will contemplate your thoughts as I enjoy an energy drink from Ricky's company King 888. Wait!! Ricky's "evolving" work experience has gone from being the owner of this small beverage company to an unpaid consultant.

     
  • Omar Smith posted at 9:50 am on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    Omar Smith Posts: 20

    Are you this Darrell Baumbach that everyone in the community admires and loves so much?

    http://www.lodinews.com/opinion/letters/article_af301af0-17e9-52ed-86db-c9289988fbd4.html

    No, I think you annoy almost all of them. Hence, read their comments about you!

    If this is the case, I prefer not to tell you where I live or show you a picture of myself. You might ring my door bell, and try to sell me a life insurance policy!

    Life insurance salesman? ROFL!!

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 9:45 am on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Ms. Welch wrote: "What I would really like to know is why McNerney still maintains a congressional district office in Pleasanton? The literature I receive from him states that he has a district office in both Stockton and Pleasanton, yet with the current redistricting, Pleasanton is in District 15, not our District 9. That says a lot to me about where his loyalties lie."

    McNerny was elected to represent the 11th District. As "Mr. Smith" stated, that will not change until after the election. Until then, he is duly obligated to have offices in that area and represent the constituents who elected him.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 9:24 am on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Omar Smith stated...Well-organized Anti-Gill comments? Hardly, Mr. Morgan..

    Omar, can you put information where your mouth is. I would like to pay a database company to verify what you say is reality.


    There are 4 Omar Smith's in San Joaquin county. One of them is 71 years old so I assume that one is not you. The other three show an address on McCloud river Rd.in Stockton,, Gertrude Ave in Stockton or Alvarado Way in Tracy.

    Which Omar Smith are you? I am the Darrell Baumbach in Acampo. I am not shy about publicly identifying myself. Can you do the same. All three posters are the same yet refuse to admit they are connected to the McNerney campaign. Can you post your picture online here so as to confirm who you are... I have posted my picture many times and people know who I am.

    I think you will refuse to provide anything as it is so obvious you are deceptive and work for McNerney. Prove me wrong Mr Smith.

    Lets have some truth here... what is your real full name?

     
  • Omar Smith posted at 9:16 am on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    Omar Smith Posts: 20

    Darrell,
    Go and sell a life insurance policy, and do something productive with your life!


     
  • Omar Smith posted at 9:15 am on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    Omar Smith Posts: 20

    Hardly, Mr. Morgan. I think Mr. Gill's bloggers are more evident. Look at the names of Matt Miller, Stuart Klein and Joseph Avila for example. Most of these comments list pro-Gill comments.

    If I was affiliated with any campaign, I would use a different name.

    As for my comments, are they true or not true?


     
  • Josh Morgan posted at 8:47 am on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 538

    Mr. Smith, you certainly are entitled to your opinion. You've recently registered and your eleven posts are almost identical. I think you are part of a well organized campaign for McNerney and using this forum is just one of the tactics. As I've said, there's nothing wrong with that, it's politics. I just enjoy flushing it out.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 8:44 am on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Exactly Josh... if you follow all threads, there are three different names that all state the exact same thing in the same style. All three are McNerney opperatives and clearly attempt to offer distractions. I think all three names represent the same person. I think LNS should make sure their policy is being followed in people posting their real names in this forum.

    It is why they never talk about the laws and regulations McNerney supports. If you examine McNerney's voting record and where his money comes from, there is no way to make a case that he can represent the interesting of a farming community and area like San Joaquin county.

     
  • Omar Smith posted at 8:39 am on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    Omar Smith Posts: 20

    Well-organized Anti-Gill comments? Hardly, Mr. Morgan. I am stating the truth. In a previous posting, you were willing to overlook that Ricky had not done "his chores".

    However, one of Ricky's main claims to the job is his experience as a "small business owner". I have just reiterated for us to explain his business duties. He (or his campaign) refuse to do so. This has been documented numerous times by other news stories. In addition, I have documented that he has never held a full time job. Has the Gill campaign have differences with this comment in the San Francisco Chronicle?

    I find it very ironic that someone with no business experience is going to give me a lecture about conducting a business turnaround.

    I think Mr Gill should discuss this with Paul Krugman when he is back visiting friends at Princeton.


     
  • Josh Morgan posted at 8:11 am on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 538

    It is very clear to me that the anti-Gill comments are well organized and almost identical in every post. That's ok........it's politics. I just didn't want you to think you were pulling the wool over our eyes. It's very transparent. Particularly since many these posters are recently registered.

     
  • Omar Smith posted at 8:07 am on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    Omar Smith Posts: 20

    Go and ask Tom McClintock why he lives in Southern California but represents a Sacramento district.

    Your concern is valid Ms. Welch, but i am sure other congressional districts have similar situations as congressional district boundaries just changed. He still currently represents Pleasanton (that is why his office is there), and District 9's boundaries and its representation will be effective after the November election.

     
  • Christina Welch posted at 7:52 am on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    Lodi 1970 Posts: 85

    What I would really like to know is why McNerney still maintains a congressional district office in Pleasanton? The literature I receive from him states that he has a district office in both Stockton and Pleasanton, yet with the current redistricting, Pleasanton is in District 15, not our District 9. That says a lot to me about where his loyalties lie. Not to mention, as a taxpayer who is paying for his district offices, this is especially troublesome. I'm not saying Ricky Gill is the answer for our district, but this fact about McNerney is disturbing to me.

     
  • Omar Smith posted at 7:39 am on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    Omar Smith Posts: 20

    Ricky's money is all from Mommy and Daddy's friends. I thought for an established business owner he could rely on his own contacts, but this is not the case.

    I love how you talk about Ricky's experience on the family farm. What was his role in the family business? How did he commute from Princeton and Berkeley to aid in the fall harvest the last seven years? I guess with Ricky's extensive experience on farming he speaks for farmers everywhere!

    Do not worry. I am sure he is on Romney's short list for Agriculture Secretary! Who knows? He might be considered for Attorrney General after he closed all those "litigation loopholes" for the Oakland A's! ROFL!

    I guess Ricky can spend some money educating you as well Mr. Baumbach. If we are lucky, he can bring you up to the intelligence of a 3rd grader.

    Family farmer? LOL!

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 6:26 am on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    The McNerney campaign representative stated....He has always lived and voted in the district he represents. Is that true or not? I am willing to bet that he has been in the Central Valley more than Mr. Gill has during the past seven years!

    Finally, McNerney's hack man finally is talking about something worth mentioning.
    That is, the candidates representing the district and which one will best serve the people. Lets examine.

    Mr McNerney and all his family, business and social connections are in Pleasanton and other Bay area cities. His experience in a farming community is zero. San Joaquin county is vested and dependent on farming operations and related industries. Mr McNerney has proven through his vote, that he will support all union and Bay area legislation that favors these industries. He voted along side Nancy Pelosi ( bay area) 97% on all legislation. As we all know, Mr McNerney is a controlled bay area politician that Nancy Pelosi is very pleased with.

    If one follows the money and look at who is funding McNerney's campaign, it is not the locals and businesses associated with farming. It is however heavily from outsiders and unions.

    If you look at Mr Gill's funding, it is “NOT” from outsiders and unions. Local businesses that hire local people want a representative that represents their concerns. Mr Gill is the only candidate running that qualifies.

     
  • Omar Smith posted at 4:37 am on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    Omar Smith Posts: 20

    Mr Scott the ignoramus is back. Ricky should spend some of his large net worth to help educate you and move you past the intelligence of a 2nd grader!!

     
  • Omar Smith posted at 4:36 am on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    Omar Smith Posts: 20

    Ricky Gill will only do what his donors (like Mommy and Daddy and their friends) tell him to do.

    As for McNerney, did or did he not represent Stockton and Lodi since he has been in Congress? He has always lived and voted in the district he represents. Is that true or not? I am willing to bet that he has been in the Central Valley more than Mr. Gill has during the past seven years! I am surprised since Ricky has roots as the family farmer and small business owner. But then Ricky has never held a full time job!

    Family farmer? ROFL!!


    http://rothenbergpoliticalreport.com/ratings/house


    For a true toss up race, try the 7th congressional district!

     
  • Jackson Scott posted at 5:28 pm on Tue, Aug 28, 2012.

    Jackson Scott Posts: 386

    How many times are McNerdy leftists going to post this same rant? Honestly, this is easily the 5th time I've read this post from various bloggers.

    I guess we could turn the tables and ask why McNerdy didn't stay over in the East Bay and run for that district? Oh, because Nancy & Harry told him to move to SJC, that's why.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 4:55 pm on Tue, Aug 28, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Mr Smith..you make comments as if they are important... how silly. The only issue is what legislation will each candidate support and vote for.

    Mr. Gill states he will join conservatives in overturning Obamacare and other far left legislation.

    McNerney promises to support Obamacare and other far left legislation. If you support the radical left, vote McNerney. If you support a reasonable thoughtful man who supports conservative thinking, vote Mr. Gill.

     
  • Omar Smith posted at 4:15 pm on Tue, Aug 28, 2012.

    Omar Smith Posts: 20

    Ricky is a small business owner and "family farmer" who has strong roots in the Central Valley. Why hasn't he bought a house in this area? He is still registered to vote at his parent's address!! He hasn't shown interest in the Valley since he wanted his first real job-McNerney's. It takes a haughty individual to view being a Congressman as an entry level job. The truth is he has never even held a full time job (SF Chronicle 10/17/2011)

    So, how did Ricky help on the family farm during harvest during the last seven years while attending Princeton and Berkeley?

    What are his specific duties (that he fails to talk about) in the family business?

    If he complains about local representation, why is he quick to demonize his opponent but not someone like Tom McClintock? McClintock represents a Sacramento district but lives in Southern California.

    Ricky needs to cut the cord from Mommy and Daddy's wallet, get his first real job, develop his own record and then run for public office!

    Start studying for the bar Ricky!

    This district is blue and will stay blue in November!


    Family Farmer? ROFL!

     
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