MAGA Board Majority Shifts New Development Costs onto Shasta County Taxpayers

In a move newly appointed Shasta County Board of Supervisors chair Kevin Crye claimed would “spur growth” and help the “little guy,” the MAGA board majority voted 3-2 to suspend new development impact fees in the unincorporated county during Tuesday’s… Continue Reading


Chair Jones and Dr. Frank Think Shasta County Voters are Stupid and Lazy. Let’s Prove Them Wrong.

  “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics,” Mark Twain famously wrote in the late 19th century. The phrase didn’t originate with Twain, but he’s the writer who popularized it, and it still applies today. Consider… Continue Reading


No Chairman Patrick Jones, You’re Not Over the Target, You ARE the Target!

With his nearly shaved skull sitting atop a blue button-down shirt like a scratched cue ball sinking in a corner pocket, Shasta County Board of Supervisors Chairman and Lex Luther lookalike Patrick Jones appeared on One America News last week… Continue Reading


Gateway School Board Special Election: One Candidate Desires Stability, One Candidate Promises More Chaos, Sec State Warns County

Ask anyone who’s upset about the hard right turn the Gateway Unified School District board of trustees has taken since three ultraconservative members seized the board majority one year ago and the word that comes up most often is “chaos.”… Continue Reading


Shasta County Supervisor Kevin Crye Strikes COVID Goldmine, Buys Fancy New Home, FPPC Investigations and Recall Loom

It may be the greatest rags-to-riches story in Shasta County’s political history. In just two short years of public life, District 1 Supervisor Kevin Crye has gone from declaring no reportable income on his campaign finance forms to purchasing, with… Continue Reading


Red, White and Blueprint Movement Mostly Ignored in Christian Nationalist Field Guide

For a book that claims to be inspired by Shasta County’s quasi-fascist Red, White and Blueprint movement, there’s very little Red, White and Blueprint content in retired Army Major William J. Ostan’s “The Patriot’s Field Manual: A Citizen’s Guide to… Continue Reading


High Plains Grifter: Board Chair Patrick Jones, the Gun Range Project and the Peculiar Case of Schrödinger’s Pig

Head east on Highway 44 toward Lassen Peak and turn south on Millville Plains Road shortly after you pass Palo Cedro, and you might as well be in a different state. Kansas perhaps. Nebraska. Or maybe an Andrew Wyeth painting.… Continue Reading


Bethel Church’s Bill Johnson Doubles Down on Divisive Culture Wars as 2024 Campaign Season Begins

Editor’s note: this story has been changed to reflect only what the article from the Atlantic states. “This isn’t a political battle. It’s a war against pure evil.” So states the promo video for the America Upheld California Leadership Summit and… Continue Reading