NICK – WHY NOT SEND A MAILER TELLING VOTERS ABOUT FREE-SPENDING, INCOMPETENT CAREER POLITICIAN CLERK-RECORDER TOM DALY?

Last week Nick Berardino and his goons at OCEA sent out mailers alleging that 4th District Supervisor candidate Shawn Nelson voted in his own business interest to and that he did something for the campaign contributor who owned the Fox Theatre in Fullerton. All nonsense, of course.

These were really lame pieces and probably got Nelson a lot more votes than they cost him. But this effort was quite revealing in that it demonstrates the utter hypocrisy and self-interest of “Bullhorn” Bernardino and his crew.

What? I can't hear you, Bullhorn.

While this guy is making up stories about Nelson, he has turned a blind eye to a real government miscreant, County Clerk, Tom Daly whom we have busted giving jobs and no-bid contracts to friends and relatives of contributors, as well as pitching over two million bucks into the worthless property at 433 West Civic Center Drive. Oh yeah, and then there was that $48,000 contract given to another campaign contributor to “study” a sports hall of fame.

The OCEA has watered Tom Daly campaigns with more than $4000 over the years, no doubt hoping the investment would some day flower into something that looked like a county supervisor. Instead it helped create an incompetent little emperor that has no accountability, no oversight, and whose fiefdom is rife with cronyism and kickbackery and wasted millions.

I guess he's talking about me.

I would love to believe that Berardino meant to put Tom Daly’s name on those mailers because I would love to believe that Berardino was venting his righteous anger at the wrong candidate.  Yeah, right! The County’s public employee unions are going after Nelson because they are terrified of a real Board majority that will institute permanent and meaningful pension reform and conduct responsible contract negotiations.

But who knows? Someday maybe the OCEA will stand up to real corruption – even on the part of a Democrat. If they ever do they know where to come to get all the info they need. But I’m not holding my breath.

25 Replies to “NICK – WHY NOT SEND A MAILER TELLING VOTERS ABOUT FREE-SPENDING, INCOMPETENT CAREER POLITICIAN CLERK-RECORDER TOM DALY?”

  1. This is terrible that the union are protecting Tom Daly.

    Nick you are such a wimp. As a union leader you need to do the right thing and call Tom Daly out for abusing taxpayers funds.

    Maybe you should step down and let a real leader take over who is not afraid to speak the truth. We know you are buddy buddy with Tom Daly but enough is enough.

    You can’t be that stupid Nick.

    Bring the bullhorn and do your job!!!!

    1. People are totally getting wise to the unions and there 30 years of retirement where they double dip. We need the newspapers to pour on the heat by exposing nick and his corrupt union ways. and the supervisors just keep getting bullied by him, WIMPS!

      They wouldn’t have taken that back in the days when Supervisors had a backbone instead of just trying to get re-elected.

  2. The Board of Supervisors need to Audit this department.

    Tom Daly you should quit your job because you are a digrace. This is why the taxpayers are tired of CAREER POLITICIAN like Tom Daly. Tom Daly is it’s not your money it’s the people money. Stop wasting my taxpayers money.

    When you vote please Do Not Vote for Tom Daly!!!!!!!!!!

    We need to Vote this guy out of office immediately.

    1. Sara,

      If Siduh gets elected nothing will happen. If nelson gets elected, Daly is in for a very rough time – if he survives Hugh Nguyen.

  3. As a recovering member of OCEA and OCERS, I always wondered why the union existed. Sure they held BBQs and “free” health expos and handed out stuff like Frisbees and mugs but I just never saw the value. The only thing they did which I really benefited from was their contract “negotiations”. They would always do these studies to see how much a comparable employee makes at other agencies. If they made more, it was well documented and reported. Then they would say “But look at these guys making 15% more than our employees. We have to give them a raise!” And then the raise would come. When contracts were in the works, there was always talk of a work slow down. I asked my co-workers how we could possibly work any slower and everyone laughed. Welcome to the County. It’s a common attitude in nearly all government jobs.

    I enjoyed the people I worked with and was sad when I left but the truth is government work has its stereotypes based in facts more than fiction. In my old office it was about quality, not cost or speed. Unfortunately, guys like Nick Berardino make it hard for workers to do their job in an ethical manner delivering quality services at reasonable costs. The last I heard, my old department had cleaned house with early retirements. Maybe things will change, probably not.

    If OCEA knew what was right for the County they would be backing Nelson. Knowing both Nelson and OCEA, it would be good for the tax payers as well as employees to support Nelson. But most county employees do their 7-5 shift and don’t want to deal with work stuff off the clock.

  4. TOM DALY IS A CAREER POLITICIAN WHO WE NEED TO VOTE OUT OF OFFICE.

    VOTERS DO THE RIGHT THING AND DO NOT VOTER FOR TOM DALY. PLEASE LET YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY KNOW ABOUT THIS LAZY BIG GOVERNMENT SPENDER TOM DALY.

    TOM DALY I WANT MY MONEY BACK FOR THE 2.1 MILLION DOLLARS THAT YOU SPEND ON A ARCHIVES BUILDING THAT WE DO NOT NEED. THIS IS NOT YOUR OWN PERSONAL MONEY. LET ME REMIND YOU IT’S THE TAXPAYERS.

  5. Tom Daly if I donate to your campaign can you give me a job. I have no experience but you can get me in the back door like you did with all your friends and donor.

    1. Oops, false alarm. Nick just called and reminded me that we can only do stories on anti-union candidates like Shawn Nelson.

      1. Yep, anti Nelson stories because Nelson wants to finally take down the Unions and save the County.

        Nick Berardino should be in jail!

  6. Well said Geodetic!! I too am government worker after working 15 years in the private sector. I went to work for the government after i got laid off during a work slow down, and would have to echo the same sentiments. Nick, as a typical union leader, who never looks at the big picture or the overall well being of is members, or the organization the union supports. He is a hypocrite and a grandstander. If he was a real leader (which he is not) he would understand that the survival of the County is in everyone’s best interest (even the union’s); and if that means laying off union employee because its efficient or there is no money, he shouldn’t condemn the organization.

  7. Thanks God for blogs. You would never see this in the newspaper (maybe that’s why they’re dying). It also points out the county is a fraud. It likes to say it’s efficient and running it like a private company, when in reality the County is a collection of bureaucrats and incompetent buffoons. I guess that explains why it doesn’t clean up its messes; they just hope it goes away.

  8. Whatever Nick is for, I’m against! If he against Nelson, then that’s who i gonna vote for! Unions have outlived their usefulness. Especially this idiot who wants the County to keep all his union members employed when the money is gone. …Who does he think he is, TOM DALY.

  9. “TOM DALY IS GOOD” …”TOM DALY IS OUR FRIEND” …”MUST GIVE HIM MORE MONEY” …. oops, just ignore that little man behind the big green curtain.

  10. Come on people, what’s wrong with a little corruption? If you ain’t cheating, you ain’t trying.

  11. Stacey how dare you say that! you dont have to give Tom money for a job!

    You just have to be young and pretty…and a nice rack would help too.

  12. I hear Nick Berardino is the most corrupt, crook in all of OC. The shit he pulls make Carona and Hadil look like pre-school.

    He would never go after long time cohort and pal Tom Daly, but there is plenty of dirt that can be dug up.

  13. Lets face it, most people see though Nick and is posturing. Only his ignorant members buy into his grandstanding and prejudice attacks. Although, I wonder if his membership knows he used their money to support an incompetent boob like Daly. Who else has he given money to?

  14. Hey West Side Guy. Just a comment, at least Nick does it with Union Money. Daly does it with tax payer money!!!

  15. Hugh Nguyen you have my Vote. We need to get rid of all the Career politician in Orange County, especially Tom Daly who is wasting taxpayers money.

    I got a slate mailer today that says for Republican and Tom Daly is on that slate. This guy is all about big government and hiring friends.

    All you Republican outl there pay attention and do not vote for Tom Daly.

  16. “The OCEA has watered Tom Daly campaigns with more than $4000 over the years, no doubt hoping the investment would some day flower into something that looked like a county supervisor.”

    BTW, Boss, I really loved that line. Good wordsmithing there.

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