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Dominic Foppoli’s Statements and Actions

An Investigative Series by The Chief

Reader Warning: This series will contain graphic details of rape, racism, sexual assault, and straight up deplorable behavior by Dominic Foppoli and his colleagues who covered for him.  Reader discretion is advised.

Dominic Foppoli has had a rough couple of weeks. Depending on who you talk to, like this blog, you are probably on the growing side of those who hope Dominic gets what he deserves, while others are choosing to stand with Dominic. 

We will unpack his actions since the SF Chronicle ran its story, his presiding over a Council Meeting, and his statements regarding fellow Councilmember Esther Lemus in this installment.

As we detailed so far, 4 women reported his “actions” to the San Francisco Chronicle, another woman came forward with her story shortly after, then a bombshell dropped.  Esther Lemus, a city council member and deputy district attorney with Sonoma County, came forward with her statement as detailed already in this space.  Dominic being the slimy politician he is, issued this whopper of a statement: 

“Despite the clear political and social machinations that are outwardly and obviously driving the effort to put my head on a spike, I never imagined I would be pursued as a trophy to warn those who dare to have a positive impact in public service regardless of ideology,” Foppoli wrote.

Mayor of Windsor accuses council member of assault

Ah yes, the martyr-in-chief, his honor Dominic Foppoli, rushing to the tried-and-true defense of attacking the critic.  Even though all the stories were the same, his exuding dominance, pouring way too much alcohol, and likely using a date rape drug, its Dominic who is the victim.  I guess in some weird way his brain must think the campaign intern shouldn’t have fought back, and how he was doing “the Lord’s work” by exorcizing her virginity twice in the same night, after repeated calls to stop!  He likely feels the victim of not being able to enjoy sex with Sophia Williams, who fought off this coward of a human.  Dominic, take it from me, life is full of disappointments, and this ain’t the actions of a gentleman you Neanderthal.  Crashing a party you had no business at just because it was taking place at your winery’s guest house is peak you Dominic, and forcing 2 of your employees to remove their underwear?  Yeah, you are some victim.  The girl you met in Reno and tried to act out your perverse sexual fantasy on while she was blacked out…you must have been deprived.  Too bad she came too and stopped you from going further.  Handcuffing your girlfriend to your bed, and sticking grapes up her vaginal orifice when she is pleading with you to stop doesn’t make you a victim.  IT MAKES YOU A MONSTER.  I guess you were also the victim in the case of the young intern who worked at your winery, her crime was wanting to learn more about wine, you wanted to explore what was under her jeans.  You failed, Dominic.  You are no victim, these heroic women fought you off the best they could, the situation was not fair, you had them liquored up and drugged up, a serious crime in California.  It doesn’t make you a victim Dominic, it makes you a rapist, a sexual assault predator, and a disgusting creep.  How about find some women your own age and I don’t know maybe don’t sexually assault them?

But Dominic wasn’t done yet. He knew a much bigger story was coming, this one from a fellow councilmember.  So, he acted like any “victim” would, check out this verbal diarrhea he spouted out “this admitted cheat clearly will go to any lengths imaginable to advance her political career and get what she wants – power.”

“I am not saying I am a victim or claiming a “me to” moment for myself or for men in general. That idea is ridiculous,” Foppoli said in the statement. 

“Mrs. Lemus has led the charge in asking for my resignation and it wasn’t until I defended myself and told the truth regarding these manufactured and baseless accusations against me that she showed the degree in which she is, at the very least, complicit in the witch hunt driven by these continuing attempts at assassinating my character,” Foppoli said.

Ok, so Dominic claims a female sexually assaulted him, and put him into compromising positions?  Mrs. Lemus works as a deputy District Attorney as we mentioned earlier, her statement will be repeated here:

What Lemus said she does remember is attending a Windsor Boys & Girls Club crab feed in February 2020, during which she got up at one point and returned to learn from Foppoli’s then-girlfriend that he had refilled her glass. There was dancing and music, and then Lemus, Foppoli, his girlfriend and another male friend, whom she declined to identify, stopped by a brewpub before going home. Lemus’ husband had left earlier.

At some point, Lemus learned later, she left the group and was found outside becoming violently ill. The two men then left Foppoli’s girlfriend at the pub to drive Lemus home, but they were gone so long the girlfriend finally walked home, she later told Lemus.

Lemus, 48, was becoming ill again as she arrived home, and went into the bathroom. At one point she sat on the bathtub to remove her shoes, and fell in.

The next morning, she awoke on the couch, nude, with a small towel placed on her and the growing fear that she had been sexually violated.

But Lemus said she does not remember even leaving the crab feed. When she called Foppoli’s girlfriend the next day to find out what had happened to her, the woman said Foppoli had told her “he put me to bed, tucked me in or something,” Lemus said.

She said she cannot recall what happened inside her home. She was in pain and had rectal bleeding when she awoke, she said. She said she believes she was raped and sodomized while unconscious by Foppoli and/or the other man who drove her home. She said the experience of feeling drugged in his presence — that night and during a second assault that she said happened six months later at Foppoli’s winery — prompted her belief he was responsible.

The second incident occurred in August 2020 when she attended a gathering at Foppoli’s winery. She said Foppoli had inexplicably taken her phone and keys much earlier in the night. She later experienced the same cloudy disorientation and amnesia that she had felt after the February crab feed. She said she recalls being led off by a man Foppoli had just introduced to her, saying his friend “liked me,” and finding herself engaged in oral copulation in the tasting room.

She was next aware of falling and hurting herself some place, which Foppoli would later tell her was a vineyard. She later became violently ill. She eventually woke up and drove home.

Windsor Mayor Dominic Foppoli, council member Esther Lemus accuse each other of sexual misconduct
Esther Lemus

Dominic you finally did it, you met your match, and you know it.  Like a true monster, you blamed a woman whom you allegedly drugged/intoxicated and likely raped or sodomized.  Instead, you left her with just a small towel covering her, what an absolute coward you are.  You panicked and called for her to step down from her career as ADA with the Sonoma Prosecutor office.  If you had any brain cells you would know, not a soul in that office could prosecute you, due to obvious conflict of interest laws.  Hence the California Attorney General has taken over. Again, your lack of functioning brain cells is hurting you here.  The AG does not care about any of your connections in Sonoma County you may be wealthy and powerful, but you are not above the law. 

Getting back to your actions; you for some reason decided to chair the meeting when a motion was going to come up asking for your resignation.  I tuned in, and my comments will be brief.  First thank you to the hundreds of folks who called in and dragged Dominic.  Dominic appeared to look intoxicated or on a drug of some type, sweating profusely and looking beady eyed at the camera.  He tried to exude dominance by calling on each caller, telling some to unmute, and telling others “thank you.”  Your act got old, and you realized it about an hour into the meeting. You were being dragged to filth by every caller, you were called a rapist, folks said they hate you, and also told more times than I could count to F*** Off.”  Then like the coward you are, you tried to sign off the call, prompting fellow enabler Deb Fudge to call the question on demanding you to resign.  The motion carried 2-1, Esther being an adult recused herself from the meeting under conflict-of-interest laws, you wouldn’t provide such concessions.  You signed off after, leaving Deb Fudge, and Sam Salmon (I won’t call them councilmembers, they enabled you, more on them in another installment) to pick up the pieces and continue the meeting.  Dominic it’s very obvious you are a narcissistic sociopath. Your blank stare said it all. You’re pure evil. Watch the tape, Dominic.  The dragging continued even after you left, Dominic your entire town hates you.  Please step down, you are causing so much unneeded attention to a town you claim to love.  Laugh at a recall all you want, but your political career is on fire and this will be a blow-out loss for you.

Up next will be the folks covering for Dominic, it’s a bomb shell report!

The Chief

Blogger commentary:  The cockroaches are scrambling since this blog shined some light on the situation. Folks this blog averages 25 – 60 hits on a given article and we do not promote it on social media in any form.  However, I received a call from a concerned political operative Sunday AM, and coincidentally by mid evening the blog had over 900 hits, far exceeding our average. Clearly someone on social media is interested in Dominic’s malfeasance. We even had a lawyer threaten a cease-and-desist in the comment thread, rather than contacting the editor in chief directly.  I do not know many lawyers working on a Sunday afternoon. Even stranger was the lawyer found our blog when we didn’t mention his client’s last name.  To the political operative, I certainly hope you are not passing info along to the campaign being orchestrated by Mr. Foppoli or any associate of his, as it has come to our attention, he is running an intimidation campaign in Windsor as we speak.  I am giving you a chance to go on record. We will redact your name and you can remain anonymous, but we here at the blog find it very hard to believe when our articles don’t come up on a Google search yet we get 900 page views. You will not silence this blog or this blogger. 

To the women out there who saw this article, if you were assaulted, raped, harassed, or even just have a story to tell, reach out to us.  We will connect you to someone who will help you get a measure of justice that is independent of anyone associated with our blog. We will give you a phone number and that’s it. If you want to share your story less your name, you may. Any woman brave enough to step forward is a true rock star. If you think you are alone, believe me, you are not. The number of victims that have come forward thus far is much greater than the six previously mentioned in media reports.  Reach out, Dominic is a disgusting creep, a rapist, and a sexual predator.

Just Us Brothers Dirty Trick Exposed: Kirk Uhler Busted for Consequences

When a politician employs the Park Brothers, one of their go-to plays is attempting to register the URLs of the other candidates in the race. Then the bogus websites are used to smear other candidates in the guise of providing information about them. A corollary to this is practice is registering fake sites for ballot measures. These practices are intended to smear candidates and/or mislead voters. They have been doing this for many years. Often the Just US Brothers are guns for hire employed by consultants to given them both more freedom to attack and also to give the candidate a degree of deniability. Most recently they set up a website to mimic the official site of Placer County elections.

Cybersquatting in Placer County

In Placer County, registrar Ryan Ronco realized he faced a serious problem when he was alerted to a website mimicking the appearance of the official county elections website, down to the same color scheme, identical photos and an official looking seal. Local officials asked for help from the Office of Election Cybersecurity and the federal Department of Homeland Security.

The Office of Election Cybersecurity emailed Facebook to alert it to the website and described it as cybersquatting, which is when a website is established to mimic another. The cybersquatting website was advertising on Facebook to promote itself and the state wanted Facebook to take action.

“It looked so close and mirrored a lot of the colors and style (of the official Placer County Elections website) and it was done intentionally,” Ronco said.

Aaron F. Park, president of the Placer County Good Government PAC, set up the site. The PAC  bought ads on Facebook, which eventually removed three of the ads. Yet they received between 12,000 and 19,000 impressions before they were removed, according to Facebook’s Ad Library. Campaign finance documents show the Placer County Good Government PAC paid Facebook $4,546 for ads this election cycle, but Facebook’s Ad Library shows at most a $1,300 charge for ads.

One ad, which received the bulk of the impressions and was designed to be indistinguishable from the county’s official site, read: “Local Government Matters! They make decisions that affect you right where you live! Support law enforcement, security, schools and business. Click to see our picks for your community!” 

California tackled bad jokes, cybersquatting to protect election

Placer County responded to Aaron’s fake website by sending him a ceased-and-desist letter.

If you didn’t know it, Aaron has a special place in his heart for cease-and-desist letters. On his blog he claims to have received 29 of them. He publishes them in full on his blog and then ridicules the sender, and why not? Nobody has ever done anything to him as a result of such threats. It costs too much to enforce them and he knows it. Its not that he doesn’t step over the line but that he doesn’t do it in a way that will have meaningful negative consequences to him personally. Often his candidate and others in his circle are not so fortunate. Remember Clint Parish anyone?

While the Park Brothers are not a party in the legal document that I will introduce shortly, clearly their fingerprints are all over this; something they proudly proclaimed on camera in 2016.

Let’s go back to our blog post from 2016.

This year, Aaron has set his sights on Victor Bekhet. Bekhet—like many people in Placer County—is tired of the antics of Supervisor Uhler. Victor Bekhet however committed the unforgivable sin; he had the nerve to pull papers to run against Uhler. Kirk Uhler then decided to retain Park’s services of character assassination and dirty tricks to steamroll Mr. Bekhet.

Aaron created a fake website and assembled a bunch of nonsense to smear the character of Bekhet. Aaron’s antics got a feature story at KCRA TV.

Kirk Uhler and The Just Us Brothers

Oh, lest you think I am sticking my neck out blaming Aaron Park for making this fake website, (VictorBekhet.com) here’s Park taking credit for the website and its content.

The website was created by RightOnDaily,com political blogger Aaron Park.

“There’s documentation backing every claim I made,” Park said. “I know better at this point in my life, doing different political stuff, than to make claims that I cannot prove. Because my God, if someone can sue you in the political world, they will.”

On the website, Park claims Bekhet, who is of Egyptian descent, used zoning loopholes for his own property and is not a registered financial advisor. He also links to Bekhet’s personal Facebook page — which includes posts written in Arabic.

On the website, Park said, “If you can understand any of that, please let us know what it says. We would really like to know who Victor Bekhet really is.”

Park is a friend of Uhler and was paid during his 2012 campaign for what Park describes as grunt work. He said the website was created of his own accord.

KCRA TV 04/13/2016

Mr. Bekhet took offense to this action and sought to regain the rights to the URL bearing in his name. I don’t know exactly what it took for him to right this obvious wrong, but the determination went to binding arbitration earlier this year. Folks you have to wonder why Park would continue to hold the website after the election which happened almost five years ago. I’ve accused Aaron Park of being a bully many times and this is one reason why. He clearly enjoyed taunting Bekhet or why continue to squat on the URL?

Anyway, Bekhet got his day in court—Ok, binding arbitration anyway. Enter the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center is a neutral, international and non-profit dispute resolution provider that offers time- and cost-efficient alternative dispute resolution (ADR) options. WIPO mediation, arbitration, expedited arbitration, and expert determination enable private parties to efficiently settle their domestic or cross-border IP and technology disputes out of court. The WIPO Center is also the global leader in the provision of domain name dispute resolution services under the WIPO-designed UDRP.

WIPO Arbitration

Here’s the decision of the arbitration parts of which I will quote below.

Bekhet’s complaint

Complainant, a politician, asserts that the domain name was “used to impersonate me, deceiving voters into visiting the malicious website from flyers that purported to be circulated by me.” Complainant also asserts that the website to which the domain name resolves “continues to damage my business reputation and career aspirations through the hatred and prejudice targeted against me and my family,” contains libelous and defamatory material, and “tarnish[ed] my unique name and reputation […] causing me to lose economic opportunities.”

Victor Bekhet

Uhler’s response

Respondent, Complainant’s political rival, asserts that he “used the domain [name] […] to publish a website informing voters of my district about Mr. Bekhet’s positions on the issues that voters in my district cared about.” Respondent further stated: “Since Mr. Bekhet decided to publically put his name on the attack ads against me, … I found it necessary to once again remind the voters of my district about Mr. Bekhet’s positions and public statements by using the domain name I had purchased years earlier.”

Please note that Park claimed all credit for this website in 2016 but Uhler claims all responsibility in 2021. Oh, and this aspect gets even more interesting. Uhler claims the website was an expense of his business and the web registration was done by an employee.

Complainant filed the Complaint against Respondent Kirk Uhler. The Registrar, in its verification, indicated that the registrant of the Disputed Domain Name was Brian Jagger, and that Mr. Jagger is associated with Rensa Group. Complainant thereafter amended the complaint to add Mr. Jagger as a Respondent, noting that Mr. Jagger is an employee of Rensa Group LLC, and that Mr. Uhler is the member of Rensa Group LLC. In response to the Complaint, Mr. Uhler filed a Response in which he acknowledged that he was responsible for the registration of the domain name and that he used the domain name to publish a website about Mr. Bekhet. The Panel therefore concludes that it is appropriate to treat both Messrs. Uhler and Jagger as the Respondent.

The cybersquatting question generally focuses on the domain name itself. As the WIPO Overview 3.0 makes clear, in assessing whether a registrant has a right or legitimate interest in a domain name used for a criticism website, it is critical to assess whether the domain name communicates that the website at issue is a criticism site (as <sermosucks.com> did), or whether the domain name instead impersonates Complainant and purports to be the Complainant’s own site (as the Disputed Domain Name does):

Here, there is no doubt that the Disputed Domain Name consists, in its entirety, of Complainant’s trademark, with no additional words added. As such, the Disputed Domain Name impersonates Complainant. That impersonation is exacerbated by the flyers that were distributed in the community that also impersonated Complainant and encouraged Internet visitors to visit Respondent’s website on the pretext that it was Complainant’s website. Although the record does not contain sufficient evidence from which the Panel can definitively determine whether Respondent was responsible for producing and distributing those flyers, given that Respondent did not refute any involvement with the flyers, it is a fair inference that Respondent was behind those flyers (which, after all, encouraged community members to visit the website that Respondent admits he created and posted).

Because of the confusion and deception created by Respondent’s use of the Disputed Domain Name, the Panel finds that Respondent does not have rights or legitimate interests in the Disputed Domain Name. In so finding, the Panel does not intend to prevent Respondent from creating a criticism site concerning Complainant, including in the event of any future political campaigns between the parties. Rather, this decision is only intended to prevent a stratagem that uses deception to trick Internet users into believing that the criticism site is somehow affiliated with Complainant. Such confusion is precisely what the UDRP is designed to guard against.

Respondent’s conduct in this case violates both the spirit and the letter of the Policy. It violates the spirit because Respondent has engaged in deceitful conduct in passing off his own website as Complainant’s. Respondent is free to engage in open and honest debate about the parties’ qualifications for political office, but Respondent should do so in a way that makes it clear that his domain name resolves to a website that is critical of Complainant rather than through a domain name that impersonates Complainant. The flyers Respondent appears to have distributed in the community exacerbated the confusion, and support the Panel’s view that Respondent registered and used the Disputed Domain Name in bad faith, to promote confusion as to the source of the website with Complainant.

Respondent’s conduct also violates the letter of the Policy.

First, Respondent essentially admits that he registered the Disputed Domain Name “to prevent the owner of the trademark or service mark from reflecting the mark in a corresponding domain name.” In particular, Respondent stated in his Response:“

Having learned that Mr. Bekhet was planning a run against me, I had researched the availability of domain names. . . . It never occurred to me that Mr. Bekhet would have been so foolish to file for public office without purchasing his own domain name, so you can imagine my surprise when my search revealed it was available. . . . I used the domain that I had legally acquired to publish a website informing voters of my district about Mr. Bekhet’s positions on the issues that voters in my district cared about.”

Never fear though, Aaron’s appearance on KCRA TV was noticed as part of the arbitration.

This statement is a plain acknowledgment that Respondent deliberately selected this Disputed Domain Name to prevent Complainant from launching his own campaign website reflecting his name and trademark. Although the Policy normal requires a pattern of such conduct (because such a pattern would be circumstantial evidence of the Respondent’s bad faith), when the bad faith is essentially admitted, the Panel finds that even a single incident of registering a domain name “to prevent the owner of the trademark or service mark from reflecting the mark in a corresponding domain name” can be sufficient to establish bad faith registration and use. In any event, there is some evidence that Respondent and his associates have engaged in a “pattern” here, as Respondent’s friend Adam Park (who also worked on Respondent’s 2012 election campaign) was accused by the Placer County counsel of improperly registering the domain name <placerelections.org> and using it for a website that impersonated the County’s official elections website, <placerelections.com>. Although Complainant did not name Mr. Park as a Respondent, Mr. Park did admit in published news reports that he created the website to which the Disputed Domain Name resolves. See Dana Griffin, “Website seemingly attacks Placer County supervisor candidate,” KCRA, April 13, 2016 (available at https://www.kcra.com/article/website-seemingly-attacks-placer-county-supervisor-candidate/6428098). Given that Mr. Park appears to have been acting in concert with Respondent, the Panel deems it appropriate to consider his conduct as well in assessing whether Respondent engaged in a pattern of registering domain names reflecting a third party’s mark.

Second, Respondent’s conduct also violates paragraph 4(b)(iii) of the Policy, which deems it bad faith if a respondent registers a “domain name primarily for the purpose of disrupting the business of a competitor.”

Complainant’s business is not the sale of commercial goods; rather, Complainant’s business (as reflected in his trademark registration) is the offering of political information and commentary. This business is separate from Complainant’s activity as an electoral candidate (as well as Complainant’s business as a financial advisor.) The Panel therefore needs to distinguish Respondent’s use of the website to campaign against Complainant as a political opponent from Respondent’s use of the website to disrupt Complainant’s political information and commentary business. Making this distinction is challenging given that Complainant’s business is so closely linked to his own political activity as an electoral candidate.

Here, though, Respondent’s conduct has made that distinction easier. That is because Respondent continued to use the website to impersonate Complainant even after Complainant ceased to be his electoral opponent. Specifically, after the 2016 election, Respondent continued to update the website to which the Disputed Domain Name resolves in order to criticize Complainant and respond to Complainant’s political commentary. Respondent’s post-election conduct thus demonstrates that Respondent was acting as a “competitor” with respect to the political information and commentary services provided by Complainant, and was using the website to disrupt Complainant’s offering of the registered services… That post-election conduct also supports an inference that, when Respondent first registered the Disputed Domain Name, he did so primarily to disrupt Complainant’s political information and commentary business. Accordingly, the Panel finds the Respondent registered and used the Disputed Domain Name in bad faith primarily for the purpose of disrupting Complainant’s business of providing political information and commentary.

For the foregoing reasons, in accordance with paragraphs 4(i) of the Policy and 15 of the Rules, the Panel orders that the Disputed Domain Name, <victorbekhet.com>, be transferred to Complainant.

It’s about time that someone finally busted the Just Us Brothers for doing this, but these guys are rarely mistaken for ethical guys. Its good that Aaron’s name did make it into the decision even if he was called “Adam Park.” Sadly, this typo will make future searches of Aaron’s deeds even more dependent on websites like this one.

In summary, the binding Arbitration action found the following to be true:

Uhler’s Rensa Group was the legal owner of the site not Aaron Park. Aaron and Uhler have both taken credit for the content of VictorBekhet.com. Their use of a website in Bekhet’s name is cybersquatting and impersonation of Bekhet. This was done to impersonate Bekhet and harm his reputation. This resulted in “confusion and deception”, something Uhler & Park had no right to do. Their conduct “violates both the spirit and the letter of the Policy” and terms of website registration. Uhler and Park “registered and used the Disputed Domain Name in bad faith”.

Again, are these really Uhler’s words or Parks?

“I had researched the availability of domain names. . . . It never occurred to me that Mr. Bekhet would have been so foolish to file for public office without purchasing his own domain name, so you can imagine my surprise when my search revealed it was available. . . . I used the domain that I had legally acquired to publish a website informing voters of my district about Mr. Bekhet’s positions on the issues that voters in my district cared about.”

Folks, I have heard Park say similar things about registering domain names prior to 2016.

The arbitration finding further states that Uhler and Adam (sic) [Aaron] Park have engaged in a pattern of working in concert to improperly register domain names. Even more disturbing is that Uhler continued to squat on the web name for many years after Bekhet was no longer a candidate. This continued cybersquatting was solely for the purpose of continuing to attack Bekhet and to harm his ability to earn a living.

Concluding remarks

My hope is to never post about the Just Us Brothers (George and Aaron Park) ever again. I know—Kirk Uhler is technically the third Just Us Brother—and sadly, I’m not done with him just yet. I have another topic to hit him on that I may get around to in the next week or so. Nevertheless, since the Park Brothers are living so close to hell that they can see Sparks, I would really like to leave them be. However, just like Karen England, the Parks think they can reside in another state and still influence the politics of California. Sorry guys but moving out of state cuts your claim and any meaningful ties to what happens here. In fairness, I will be subject to the same limitations in about two more years when I abandon the once golden state.

So why expend any energy on blogging about Uhler and the Brothers Park?

The short answer is two things:

  • They won’t go away. Kirk Uhler is still clinging to Placer County politics even after his defeat as a Supervisor. Aaron Park is still doing his schtick as a political gun for hire. I suspect his brother George is hoping to pay the “Mouse Tax” sometime in the next few weeks.
  • All three Just Us Brothers are literally doing what they do in God’s name. Uhler is in good with the gang at Bayside Church in Rocklin and last I heard; the Parks were likewise doing their church thing somewhere. The disconnect between their professed faith and their behavior; especially in politics, is breathtaking to behold.

Lastly, I doubt you’ll be reading about this anywhere else so as is my practice, I’ve posted long excerpts of the sources cited above so I can’t be accused of taking matters out of context.

The Women Foppoli Sexually Assaulted/Raped

An Investigative Series by The Chief

Reader Warning: This series will contain graphic details of rape, racism, sexual assault, and straight up deplorable behavior by Dominic Foppoli and his colleagues who covered for him.  Reader discretion is advised.

In addition to my experience, Dominic was accused of sexual assault and rape by these women who were brave enough to go on the record sans 1 or 2 to the SF Chronical.

In 2003 Foppoli had aspirations at the young age of 21 to be the youngest person elected to the CA Assembly.  He met an 18-year-old who volunteered for his campaign; he knew the family through his church.  The girl said she admired his conservative values and catholic faith; she was looking for an unpaid campaign position.  Foppoli and his female campaign manager decided the best place for an 18-year-old girl, was personal assistant to the candidate.  Yep, read that again folks, 21-year-old candidate, and an 18-year-old female would be his assistant. He took advantage of her, who would have thought?  He groped and fondled her twice, leading her to break up with him shortly after Foppoli lost the GOP primary for his campaign.  On December 31 of that same year, he convinced her to go out with him to “ring in the New Year” one last time.  She reluctantly agreed. While out that evening Dominic and Liam pressured her to drink champagne. If you aren’t a drinker or are a “rookie in the drinking game” champagne will get you very sick and inebriated quite quickly, also make note of her age 18.    Dominic drove her back to his house, groped her buttocks, and tried to pull her skirt down, she fought back, even saying she was “on her period” it didn’t stop him, he raped her and whilst doing so she turned her head and threw up over the bed.  She woke up later with Dominic raping her again.  He drove her home in the morning, joking about how they were both drunk.  She was 18.

Dominic in 2006 met Sophia Williams at a junior college while taking a dance class.  Sophia was typically his dance partner, but as is customary, you danced with one another’s partners in this class.  Keep in mind this was a social gathering type atmosphere, but also a class, for… you know adults.  My source told me Dominic wore out his welcome quickly, he always wanted to dance with the better-looking girls, and was extremely handsy, and loved touching the lower back, and arm pit area.  No one wanted to dance with him eventually.  Sophia and a few friends hung out with Dominic at a dance club after class. They drank quite a large amount of booze, she wanted to get a cab, Dominic called Uber.  They both stumbled into the back seat. It wasn’t until most of the way through the ride she realized they weren’t going to her place first; it was straight to Dominic’s place.  Dominic offered her his bed, and he would take the floor. (Remind anyone of his same playbook from the dorm room earlier?)  She crashed on the bed, Dominic climbing in behind her, he put his hand down her pants, she fought him off.  He used leverage to pin her against the wall, she broke free, and locked herself in his bathroom until morning when a friend could safely pick her up. 

Prior to 2012, Dominic became very active in a group for young professionals called Active 20-30.  He was a big wig in the all men’s Santa Rosa chapter.  A short time after, his reputation became one of “toxic masculinity.” He was known as a big partier and loved pouring drinks for others.  He had a well-known reputation for paling around with much younger women, an allegation that gets much creepier after you leave college.  At a convention of these young professionals in Reno, Dominic found his next victim.  Allison Britton was having fun like any other young person in Reno, drinking, gambling, and enjoying herself…maybe a little too much, but we all have likely been there.  Visibly intoxicated, Britton’s friends had asked Dominic to take her back to her room, Dominic took her back to his room.  She passed out, she came to with her top off, on her knees in his hotel room bathroom with his Johnson in her mouth.  Terrified she wanted to know what was going on, all Dominic could say is “can I finish on your chest.”  Britton learned later she drank more alcohol with Dominic and that his roommate was fast asleep in the bed next to his while this all went down.  Shortly thereafter a list of top ten things not to do in Active 20-30 included get this: Dominic Foppoli.

A fourth women came forward named Rose Fomuso. She was a winery intern at Dominic’s Christopher Creek Winery, and an exchange student from France to boot.  She wanted to learn the finer points of winemaking and served in the tasting room. Toward the end of her stay, Foppoli threw a large party. Dominic of course made sure she was invited.  During the evening she fell ill, even though she consumed a “normal amount of alcohol for her.”  Dominic wanted to show her his white Tesla. She got in, he started the car, drove her around, and tried to rape her.  Her internship having been finished, she returned to France, telling her coordinators not to send anyone to Christopher Creek again.  She too claims to have been drugged by Dominic.

A fifth women, Shannon McCarthy, came out and said she was sexually abused during a relationship with Dominic from 2001-2004.  More of the same, copious amounts of liquor, and not knowing when to stop or hold off.  She was forced by Dominic into oral copulation more times than she wants to recall, and once Dominic handcuffed her to the bed, raping her of course.

Dominic was also accused by a woman who stayed at the guesthouse on his winery property of sexual assault as well.  The details were a little foggy on this one, but it involved Dominic inviting himself to dinner and joining a few women in a hot tub.  Dominic refilled the wine glasses, seems to be his “go to move” and while getting his guests intoxicated, he attempted to remove their bikini bottoms.  Foppoli also had a couple of his employees there, he instructed them to remove their underwear and don bed sheets to be worn as a toga.  What an absolute sick fuck this guy is!

The 6th and definitely not last accuser is fellow councilmember Esther Lemus, who doubles as a deputy DA in the District Attorney’s Office.  I will let her words tell the story….

Esther Lemus

What Lemus said she does remember is attending a Windsor Boys & Girls Club crab feed in February 2020, during which she got up at one point and returned to learn from Foppoli’s then-girlfriend that he had refilled her glass. There was dancing and music, and then Lemus, Foppoli, his girlfriend and another male friend, whom she declined to identify, stopped by a brewpub before going home. Lemus’ husband had left earlier.

At some point, Lemus learned later, she left the group and was found outside becoming violently ill. The two men then left Foppoli’s girlfriend at the pub to drive Lemus home, but they were gone so long the girlfriend finally walked home, she later told Lemus.

Lemus, 48, was becoming ill again as she arrived home, and went into the bathroom. At one point she sat on the bathtub to remove her shoes, and fell in.

The next morning, she awoke on the couch, nude, with a small towel placed on her and the growing fear that she had been sexually violated.

But Lemus said she does not remember even leaving the crab feed. When she called Foppoli’s girlfriend the next day to find out what had happened to her, the woman said Foppoli had told her “he put me to bed, tucked me in or something,” Lemus said.

She said she cannot recall what happened inside her home. She was in pain and had rectal bleeding when she awoke, she said. She said she believes she was raped and sodomized while unconscious by Foppoli and/or the other man who drove her home. She said the experience of feeling drugged in his presence — that night and during a second assault that she said happened six months later at Foppoli’s winery — prompted her belief he was responsible.

The second incident occurred in August 2020 when she attended a gathering at Foppoli’s winery. She said Foppoli had inexplicably taken her phone and keys much earlier in the night. She later experienced the same cloudy disorientation and amnesia that she had felt after the February crab feed. She said she recalls being led off by a man Foppoli had just introduced to her, saying his friend “liked me,” and finding herself engaged in oral copulation in the tasting room.

She was next aware of falling and hurting herself some place, which Foppoli would later tell her was a vineyard. She later became violently ill. She eventually woke up and drove home.

Windsor Mayor Dominic Foppoli, council member Esther Lemus accuse each other of sexual misconduct

More to come tomorrow featuring Dominic’s reaction to the article in the Chronicle as well as his statements regarding Mrs. Lemus.

The Chief

Dominic Foppoli: How I learned he was Scum

An Investigative Series by The Chief

Reader Warning: This series will contain graphic details of rape, racism, sexual assault, and straight up deplorable behavior by Dominic Foppoli and his colleagues who covered for him.  Reader discretion is advised.

This is the second in my series on Dominic Foppoli. This installment talks about my interaction with Dominic while in college.

I was a freshman at college. The year was 2005 and I was in roughly the middle of my first semester.  I lived on campus and did not have a car.  I had joined the Young Republican club even though Marin County was so blue due to my wanting to be involved.  Our leader was an upperclassman named Dominic, he seemed like a nice enough guy; but came off as a Mitt Romney type who was more concerned with impressing people than governing or leading.  After our second meeting, he asked if I wanted to go with him to a fundraiser for a local who was running for Assembly. I declined since, well what college student has money, let alone money to donate.  He told me it was free, and almost demanded and guilt tripped me to come along.  I did, against my better judgment, as I literally had just met him.

We climbed into his Chevy Tahoe and present were 3 freshman females. I quickly figured out he needed me as a freshman to make this seem legit.  We went off to the fundraiser.  Dominic made a point to ditch me at the door; however, he stayed very close to all 3 females.  Next thing I knew, they were all drinking wine, being poured by the host, a candidate running for Assembly named Carolyn Patrick.  The fundraiser took place in Sausalito at the home of what I would characterize as a very wealthy donor.  I was offered wine, to which I declined. I was merely 18 and honestly didn’t know where I was and didn’t want to get anyone in trouble.  However, I eventually had a glass put in front of me, and was told drink up, you’re not driving anyways.  I retreated to a balcony to be with my female friends who were invited and all 3 were uncomfortable.  The night wore on, and I could have sworn my glass was never empty, almost like Dominic was filling up the glasses of all 4 of us unexpectedly.

Because he was.

After leaving that party at around 10 pm, he decided we were going to keep the party going over at a financier’s business located conveniently an exit or two up from my college near San Rafael.  We entered Paul Financial LLC and made our way to the second floor. Dominic called a childhood friend named Liam.  Liam came armed with a large bottle of Jack Daniels and a liter or two of coke.  We proceeded to play spin the bottle and truth or dare.  Immediately I knew this was wrong as the two of them (Liam and Dominic) made sure their “dares” involved 1 or more of the 3 inebriated women.  I spent a great deal of time in the bathroom re-visiting my dinner from several hours earlier.

Dominic finally called the party off at 3 am and drove us back to campus.  I made my way to my dorm and noticed the 2 females and Dominic were following me.  When I got to my room, Dominic said they were too drunk and was he asking if they could sleep in the 2 unoccupied beds belonging to my absent roommates.  I agreed. Dominic got into 1, the girls into the other.  I spent most of the night throwing up, and when I came too,  I noticed Dominic was in the bed with the other two girls, appearing as though he forced his way in.  I woke them all up, the girls seemed revolted, I said my roommates were coming back and they had to leave.  One girl commented to the other her bra strap was undone, and the other saying her pants were mysteriously unbuttoned.  Both questioned Mr. Foppoli who continued to filibuster saying everyone was drunk and it could have been any of us.  It seemed odd for A. Dominic to sleep on campus, and B. to put himself in a situation where he would wake up between 2 females in a twin sized bed.

Or does it?

At the chow hall for dinner me and the 3 girls reconvened. We tried to put the pieces of the night back together.  We all agreed on one thing, Dominic had a motive and bringing me with him was just trying to make the girls more comfortable.  We all remembered different parts of the night, but one thing we all remembered was Dominic insisting all 4 of us drink wine from glasses he poured in a different part of the house.  We agreed he spiked the drinks with some sort of date rape drug due to the severe headaches and vomiting we all suffered from.  When walking back to my dorm, our Resident Assistant asked me how I felt, to which I said fine. She proceeded to warn me about Dominic and said his friend Liam stayed in our room as well, he was let in by Dominic later that night/morning.  She also warned that the 3 of us freshmen appeared highly intoxicated bordering on black out drunk, but Dominic seemed more than happy with the situation.

Closing:  While I do not know what happened that night, I also know none of my 3 friends pursued anything with law enforcement. I do know after that semester, 2 transferred and the other did the same after the year concluded.  Knowing what I know now and after sharing the next parts in the series, I know for a fact Dominic drugged all 4 of us, that was his point.  I know he had his way with both girls that night, his friend likely joining in the fun.  I also believe Dominic never intended to wake up in that bed that morning, he was supposed to be gone, leaving me to answer the questions about what happened, and pick up the pieces how 2 intoxicated girls who felt violated during their sleep woke up in various state’s of undress in a friends dorm room.  Fortunately for me, Dominic had no use for me after that night. He largely ignored me and I’m ok with that. I found it very creepy that someone closer to 23 years old was palling around with 18 year olds; especially someone who fancied himself wealthy, powerful, and relevant on the political scene.

It gets even better in the next part folks….

The Chief

Windsor CA Mayor Dominic Foppoli: Total Scum

An Investigative Series by The Chief

Reader Warning: This series will contain graphic details of rape, racism, sexual assault, and straight up deplorable behavior by Dominic Foppoli and his colleagues who covered for him.  Reader discretion is advised.

He is a small town mayor who came from money. I went to college with him and while I only knew Dominic for a year, I was done with him after one semester.  This initial blog will sum up a stunning fall from grace for an aspiring young man.

Foppoli can be described as an awkward, dork of a male who was tall and full of himself.  He was balanced out by coming from money; his family was in the wine business in Windsor for generations.  Like most, money can get you pretty far. In the case of Foppoli, his real vice was not just wine, but women, women far his junior.  He had a quick assent to become mayor of a Napa Valley community and had his eyes on bigger prizes; but a bombshell report from the San Francisco Chronicle has ended his career, possibly 2 fellow councilmembers careers, and maybe even the chief of police. 

Foppoli was named as the man who raped a campaign intern 2 separate times, raped/assaulted a fellow active 20-30 member, sexually assaulted a guest staying at the guesthouse of his winery, and twice raping an intern at his winery.  Most recently a fellow councilmember came out and announced Foppoli sexually assaulted, and sodomized or raped her.  This council member works for the District Attorney as a deputy DA.

I did quite a bit of research and made contact with a few folks regarding Foppoli. I will lay out the details in this series.  Let’s just say that this is a tale of typical political scum who likely will be doing a perp walk soon.  My hope is when I name names, others will be held accountable for coving up, or ignoring his crimes.

Chief

Covid Vaccine Updates for April 2021

Folks many aspects of the Covid 19 search for immortality have proven utterly worthless. I say immortality because for the first ten months of Covid—which just happened to coincide with the Trump Administration—nobody died from anything other than Covid 19 except Saint Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

First the funny but true Babylon Bee strikes at the heart of the matter with this headline:

More Conservatives Deciding Not To Get Vaccinated After Learning Liberals Will Stay Away From Them

Next is an article from LifeSite:

Vaccines using fetal tissue: 12 faulty assumptions

The article explores the barbaric practices used to produce vaccines for Covid 19. After reading this, I can only conclude that despite the promises of “the Greatest Generation” and the Jewish community that survived that era, the practices of human experimentation and eugenics which were the basis of the Nuremberg Trials are still alive in the West.

Here’s a few paragraphs to give you an idea of the article—which is thoroughly footnotes and sourced.

The two cell strains used by COVID vaccines are named HEK293 and PERC6. The name HEK293 stands for a Human Embryonic Kidney from the 293rd experiment — we can be confident that more babies preceded the final baby used for HEK293.

With fetal tissue research, cell death renders the tissue unfit for purpose: tissues and organs must be harvested “within 5 minutes” and at times this occurs while the baby’s heart is still beating  — this was also revealed during a Planned Parenthood court deposition.

Vaccines produced in cell lines contain fragments of the child’s DNA — one study even found “a complete individual genome” of the aborted child. The divided cells the vaccine was grown in would have been the child’s as she grew.

Oh, read the footnotes too.

The next article is another warning to the wise:

Covid Mutation is 8 times as likely to infect people that are vaccinated

The study, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, indicated that the B.1.351 variant of the virus was found eight times more in individuals who were vaccinated—or 5.4 percent against 0.7 percent—against those who were not vaccinated. Clalit Health Services, a top Israeli health-care provider, also helped in the study.

“We found a disproportionately higher rate of the South African variant among people vaccinated with a second dose, compared to the unvaccinated group,” said Adi Stern of Tel Aviv University. “This means that the South African variant is able, to some extent, to break through the vaccine’s protection.”

Isn’t it funny that the same folks that promise to keep abortion safe and lethal are the same ones that say a Covid 19 vaccine is safe? Facts are stubborn things, but I doubt you’ve seen this article on your favorite cable news station.

10,000+ deaths after COVID shots reported by U.S., European agencies

April 14, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — More than 10,000 people have died shortly after COVID-19 vaccination since December, American and European authorities have revealed. The deaths include more than 7,100 in Europe, according to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), and 3,005 reported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). 

As of Tuesday, EudraVigilance, the EMA’s database of suspected drug reaction reports, noted that 4,036 “fatal outcomes” after vaccination with Pfizer’s COVID-19 shot, as well as 1,922 and 1,234 deaths after administration of vaccines made by Moderna and AstraZeneca, respectively.

EudraVigilance also reported 20 deaths from the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson. The database has disclosed more than 200,000 injuries possibly linked to the four vaccines, with tens of thousands of cases deemed “serious.”

Covid 19 has a fatality rate of 0.15 percent so why do we need that vaccine passport other than to restrict our movement?

STANFORD, California, April 16, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — A new study released by Professor John P. A. Ioannidis of Stanford University, California, has found that the infection fatality rate (IFR) of COVID-19 is significantly lower than previous studies indicated. According to Ioannidis, a medicine and epidemiology professor, the virus is less deadly than once thought, registering at a mere 0.15% fatality rate.

If I hear we’re following the science ever again, I might hurl without advanced notice. Time to quit wearing masks already.

The CA Teachers Union: The Real Bully on Campus

Bloggers note:  obviously there are good teachers out there, this does not apply to them, I’m directing this at the real life pond scum who have failed our young people for now second school year.

Folks I want to share a statement made by Comrad Gavin Newsom yesterday regarding the re-opening of schools.  This taken directly from KCRA 3, an affiliate of MSNBC mind you, look for the emphasis I place on one word. 

All California schools should reopen when the new academic year begins next fall, though his guidelines remain merely an expectation rather than a mandate.

Facing political pressure and a recall effort, Newsom has said he plans to lift most of California’s coronavirus restrictions June 15 as part of reopening the state to business-as-usual. Earlier this month, he made a similar pronouncement, but many districts and teachers remain reluctant.

‘Reimagine the school year’: Newsom pushes reopening as many California districts resist

The word is “should”, as in optional, not required.  Again, note he will be re-opening most of California mid-June, Disney is already in stages of full re-opening, movie theaters are operational, but not schools.  Mid-June also is smack in the middle of summer; thus, schools are typically not open. If they are, only those who are looking to get ahead, earn AP college credits, or failed a class are required to attend.  Many students are falling behind, some even hopelessly behind.  Virtual meetings work for work meetings, clubs, and certain social gatherings, may have merit but not school. 

I have to hand it to our governor. He and his ilk, along with anti-Trumpers, 90-day guys, and cable watchers, successfully scared everyone into thinking this virus would wipe us all out; well except for the “essential workers, required to show up at an office like me” apparently this virus hop scotches over me.  As a result, teachers have decided to milk the clock as long as they could, even while certain other sectors re-opened.  Please answer, how I am safer at a home improvement store or at a mall than a child would be at school?

You may ask what I know about the latter? I know this much, the UPS guy who delivers to our office told me he dropped off an entire truck load of PPE, think plexiglass, shields, masks, bleach, wipes, etc. at a local elementary school.  Nary a single box has moved or been open for over a month.  Your tax dollars hard at work my friends!  A local charter school group in our hometown still thinks the CDC claims 6 feet is safe in schools, that is false, they now say 3 feet.  Fear not, the charter school system will not adhere to the new guidelines until the EGUSD board tells them too.  Mind you these teachers are not union, and the administration rails against EGUSD constantly.  I guess politics really do make strange bedfellows!

Additionally, the vaccine was made available to this charter school’s teachers 2 months ago, only 5 teachers showed up, the remainder staged a “sick-out” or claimed religious exemptions.  To the latter group, I know of zero Middle Eastern folks teaching there, and the Pope has claimed only the Johnson and Johnson shot violates Catholic beliefs.  It is non-sense.  To the former, I always hear you are sacrificing monetarily to have a career teaching our youth…maybe try doing it?  I heard a statement “when the going gets tough, the tough get going.”  For some reason you all think that means hit the beach for spring break?

In closing I will say this, you are lucky you own this state. Gavin can’t attack you or he is toast, he knows it, your union leaders know it.  Teachers work about 185 days a year. They start work after most folks are already at their jobs, and then go home far earlier than others begin their trek home each afternoon. The term last in, first out used to be a bad stigma, but you teachers live it daily.  You avoid the vaccine not for any reason other than you do not wish to work.  You half a**ed it all year for the same reasons.   No longer keeping track of truancy or people ditching class, because, well I guess the administration told you not too.  A school year has come and gone, and you have not had to teach in front of your full class.  Fear not the bonuses will flow, and all will be well after you all celebrate graduation.  Congrats on a job well done.

I never wish to hear about your trials and tribulations, or having a tough job ever again. You all quit on the students you are supposed to help.  Just remember this next time you are temped to complain how rough your job is. You forced the young people to work at the grocer, or the fast-food places so you could grab a bite while you were home hiding in place and refusing to work. 

Chief

Why Low Test Scores Are Good for California Schools

Yep, after over a year of Covid shutdowns, California’s public schools are making preparations for standardized testing. The results are supposed to determine funding levels from the federal government. This year’s tests will be given to students with less security measures in place than Lori Loughlin’s daughters taking an SAT test. Most California students taking these tests will be unsupervised by anyone.

In a recent meeting of Elk Grove teachers discussing the topic, the following was announced to all in attendance.

“Whatever kind of shitshow it turns out to be, don’t sweat it and just move on. Relax, give it, and move on. Don’t stress your kids out or yourself out over it. It’s just another hoop we need to jump through for the federal government.”

Translation: this year’s testing results are gonna be a train wreck.

The test results are in on California’s children …

Some more conscientious teachers that I know, were concerned about such a comment. They know the test scores will be lower and think that’s bad because the quality of education over the last year has been abysmal. Some teachers really care that children have been harmed by the Covid restrictions.

My response was something like this:

Yes, the children have suffered due to the panic and isolation thrust upon them. They are suffering mentally and emotionally. It’s not natural for children to grow up without others to play with. They probably are being warped in their development.

But no worries. The good news is that the worse the test scores, the more money the teacher’s unions can get out of California taxpayers. I’m sure Gavin and our legislature will do much “for the children”. It really won’t help children recover from Covidhow do you give restitution to a kid for stealing a year of their already short youth—but the politicians will get facetime on camera saying that redistributing your wealth proved how much we care.

Yet another example of not letting a good crisis go to waste.

Conservatives Ruin Easter

I have yet to meet anyone that demands that I celebrate Christmas on December 25th because it is the exact date when Jesus was born. The important thing is that Jesus was born on earth to become one of us. Celebrating his birth on a specific date in December or January (if you are an Orthodox Christian) is not a measure of piety or Christian orthodoxy. Contrast that with what you are about to read about Easter and Passover. It seems like some Protestant groups are always looking for ways to unchurch the rest of us. As you read this, I hope you keep this in mind…

If you thought we only swat Liberals on this blog, you’d be wrong. What follows is the result of an Easter weekend post on World Net Daily (WND) by the editor’s wife, Elizabeth. Before I get into this, let me just disclose that in the last days of the Sacramento Union that I knew Joe Farah and briefly worked for the Union. I even had an Op-Ed published in the paper. When the Union shutdown, Farah left the area and moved north—to Oregon I think—and started WND.

I will be commenting on three different articles, the first of which is: Constantine’s shocking letter on Passover dating and the Jews

Claim, First Schism in the church

Elizabeth Farah starts her video with the claim that the topic that she wished to discuss (keeping Passover v Easter) was the first major schism of the Church. This is demonstrably false; the first schism was over Judaizes. Did Gentiles first need to become Jews and then Christians? Was circumcision, etc. necessary? In the 15th chapter of the Book of Acts, this issue necessitated the first church council in Jerusalem. Judaizes were a constant problem in the First Century Church.

“Keep the Passover of Jesus”

“The fact that most of ecclesia or churches of God kept Passover. It is important to remember. Rome’s will was to eradicate Passover and replace it with Easter; despite Jesus’ command to keep the feast and do this in remembrance of me.” Elizabeth Farah timestamp 8:10-33

“By the way, this is a biblical command not a custom.” Farah 17:31-35

Speaking of keeping the 14th day of the first month, “That was the Lord’s Command.” Farah 18:30-32

Farah is offended that Constantine wanted the Church to “separate themselves from the customs of the Jews”.

Farah thinks that we need to bless Israel (the Jewish people); however; the New Testament makes it plain that the Church is Israel. Or to paraphrase David Chilton, God divorced Israel for infidelity and took to himself a new bride, a new people, the Church. The Church is the new Israel.

Farah repeatedly tries to repudiate the Church Council of Nicaea by calling it a minority, which also undermines the legitimacy of the Creed. I find this very problematic and arguably just as intellectually lazy as parts of Constantine’s reasoning for adopting Easter. Constantine could have advocated regularizing fragmented practices of worship without dumping on the Jews but he didn’t.

At the end of her presentation, Farah also tries some bait and switch tactics to buttress her argument. She ignores that the Council was unanimous in its support of adopting Easter as a Christian feast and tries to flip it that Constantine is claiming that his will on the matter is God’s will. This is wrong. Anybody that has any experience with Churches making important decisions knows that a unanimous vote is understood as a group finding God’s will on the matter. In his letter, Constantine is simply repeating the declaration of the Council and using the vote to call for normalizing the practice throughout the Empire.

Farah is not the only person that you can find on the Internet promoting this understanding of Passover and Easter.

Many of the arguments on this topic seem rooted in strange interpretations of Scripture tied to the idea of the Regulative Principle of Scriptural interpretation. This idea is often invoked when people look at the Bible’s ideas of things like proper worship and moral behavior. Basically, the Regulative Principle of Scriptural interpretation is if it’s in the Bible we do it and if not, then we don’t. Some Protestant groups go further and say if it’s not specifically in the New Testament them we don’t follow it.

If you take this belief literally (especially limiting yourself to the New Testament), you can get some strange and theologically pretzel-like beliefs. For example, bestiality in only prohibited in the Old Testament but is not mentioned—let alone prohibited—in the New. Musical instruments are often mentioned as part of worship in the Old Testament but the New is silent on this topic, so what is the correct practice? This idea, especially when trying to divide the Bible against itself, results in crazy stuff.

You can see this belief being applied in the next article and when it is, in parts it’s gut splittingly funny.

The Apostle Paul confirms he maintained the customary observance of Passover, as was given to him by Christ Himself, when he said, “For I received of the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed [not Easter Sunday!] took bread” (1 Corinthians 11:23).

HOW WAS PASSOVER REPLACED BY EASTER… AND WHO DID IT?

Ok, here is a twisted understanding of the Lord’s Supper. Yes, the first time Jesus celebrated it was on Passover, but the early church did this celebration every week, and not on the Sabbath to boot. The practice of the early church was to meet on the first day of the week—a regular workday for their society—and meet in the evening for a feast. In the Corinthians passage cited above, Paul was scolding them for abuses in how they were doing it. Some were eating too much and other were starving. At the conclusion of the feast, they would then celebrate Communion, Eucharist, the Lord’s Supper, or whatever your group wants to call it. Contrary to the claim above, this was not a once-a-year activity. It was weekly.

For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.

1 Corinthians 11:26

Emperor Constantine – Saint or Villain

The absolute proof that Christians shouldn’t celebrate Easter is this next quote:

It is important we remember: Jesus Christ never kept an Easter in His life! Unequivocally, it is undeniable that Easter has no Biblical connection, foundation, or authority on the name of Jesus Christ that requires observance and/or recognition by any who claim Christ as their Savior.

Yep, Jesus never celebrated his own Resurrection while he was alive on earth and thus, we shouldn’t either. This, folks is the Regulative Principle of Scriptural interpretation in action. Just because Jesus rose on the first day of the week and the early church met on that day to worship has no bearing on the issue. Oh, while he was alive, Jesus worshipped on the Sabbath not the first day of the week. Remember when I said the Regulative Principle can tie you up in intellectual pretzels?

Later the author comments on the results of the Council of Nicaea:

It was now made “official”: Easter Sunday, the day after the first full moon, after the spring equinox, became the day to celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection. This was a serious and critical shift of theology. Critical, because it not only changed the day of the observance, but changed the focus, the meaning of the observance. It now became an observance and celebration of His resurrection, contrary to the Biblical admonition of remembering His death!

The author now claims that Christians celebrating the Resurrection is contrary to biblical admonition. So dear author, why were they meeting on the first day of the week for worship if celebrating the resurrection of our Lord is wrong? I don’t know about your church, but my preference is to celebrate a meal with Christ every time we worship not once a year. Christians celebrate both Jesus’ death and his resurrection. Trying say we can only pick only one is the unbiblical position. This is the logical fallacy of the false dilemma.

Lest you think I exaggerate read on:

Notice what Paul says, “For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death [not His resurrection] till he come” (1 Corinthians 11:26). There is a purposeful point of significance our Lord placed exclusively on Passover concerning His death. It’s very fundamental, but crucial to understand; Passover was intended to distinctly address the impeccable fact that it was by Jesus Christ’s sacrificed life and shed blood that we have access to eternal life. Unfortunately, merging His death and resurrection into one holy day, as Easter describes, blurs the deep profound meaning of both these events by taking away the emphasis that each so richly deserves.

This guy again opens his mouth and removed all doubt about how foolish his argument is. Most of the Christian Church celebrates both Good Friday and Easter. We do not merge “His death and resurrection into one holy day, as Easter describes…”  This is the logical fallacy of the strawman.

The reality is that many churches have Holy Week services on almost every day of that week. Starting with Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, a Saturday Easter vigil, and Easter (or Resurrection) Sunday.

If you want to read yet another article on the subject, try this one.

Constantine’s Easter Controversy with the Quartodecimen

This article is written by a group claiming to be neither Christian nor Jewish. They call themselves the Natsarim. It has a lot of information and claims not only all the stuff that you read already about the Passover but claims that the modern Jewish way of reckoning the Passover is wrong as well; talk about a pox on both your houses! This article also quotes the full letter by Constantine.

All three articles seem to agree that abandoning a lunar calendar for a solar one was a bad idea and dumping a Passover celebration in favor of Easter was even worse. In Constantine’s letter, it is clear that the Jewish people were not generally liked by Christians in the West.

Comments

I could go deeper into this subject, but I think this post is long enough as it is so I’m going to wrap it up with some Scriptures that illustrate that the articles mentioned above are cherry picking arguments that can’t stand up before the biblical record. Farah and her fellow travelers will find the New Testament is not in agreement with their claims.

Regarding days is a matter of personal liberty

Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:

Colossians 2:16

One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.

Romans 14: 5 & 6

But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years. I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.

Galatians 4:9-11

Christ our Passover

For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

I Corinthians 5:7b-8

Clearly these verses use Passover imagery, but to trying to limit their application to one day a year is a misreading of the text and wrenching them out of context. Paul is contrasting the way that people live, not discussing a literal Passover celebration.

The Bible makes it clear that Christ was both the Lamb sacrificed for us and also the High Priest. He died once for all and is seated at the righthand of the Father. We remember his words each time we gather together to eat the Lord’s Supper not just once per year.

Jesus raised on first day of the week

In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.

Matthew 28:1

And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.

Mark 16:2

Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.

Mark 16:9

Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.

Luke 24:1

The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.

John 20:1

Jesus appeared to the disciples on the first day

Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

John 20:19

And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.

Acts 20:7

Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.

1 Corinthians 16:2

Conclusion

The actual date of Jesus’ birth, baptism, death, or resurrection or other event in his life is secondary to the reality that it happened. Creating a false dilemma over celebrating the Passover or his Resurrection is trivial. The truth is many Christians celebrate both events in his life and more. Saying that we shouldn’t celebrate his resurrection because Jesus didn’t is a stupid claim.

Clearly Jesus worshipped on the Sabbath, but his followers worshipped on the first day of the week. Were his Apostles incapable of following his example?

If following Jewish law and custom was so darn important then why did the disciples decide that Gentiles didn’t need to be circumcised, keep the sabbath, or follow the dietary laws?

The truth is that Passover was a shadow and a type of symbol of the work that Jesus completed on the cross. He is our Passover Lamb. His was a sacrifice once and for all. He is our High Priest. He is seated at the righthand of the Father making intercession for us. We come to him not on the basis of keeping rules or festivals but by way of his blood shed in our place.

Whenever we gather in worship, we should gather around his table as he instructed.

For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:

And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.

After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.

For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.

I Corinthians 11:23-26

In the early church, remembering his death was a weekly occurrence not an annual one.

Jews and Gentiles all come to the Father thru Jesus Christ or not at all.

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

John 14:6.

It is a myth in certain Protestant sects that Jews have special treatment and need not bow the knee to King Jesus to go to Heaven. Such ideas are sentimental crap and damnable heresy.

Efforts to unchurch the rest of us for using the wrong calendar or celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus, are efforts not spent spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.