ToDaZeD Calizuela *facefist*

Lights OUT! Edition

Oh. My.

[WaPO]PG&E helped fund the careers of Calif. governor and his wife. Now he accuses the utility of ‘corporate greed.’

$$$,$$$ directly to PrettyPrettyGavin.
$358,000 to his wife’s “non-profit.”
The PG&E Corporation Foundation also gave $10,000 to the PlumpJack Foundation, a charity led by his sister, Hilary Newsom

I’m gonna hafta wait til this article spreads as it’s behind a paywall. Feel free to quote it in the comments if you can see it.

I grabbed these random quotes off gloogsl:

“Like many individuals and businesses, PG&E participates in the political process,” Ari Vanrenen, a spokeswoman for the company, said in an emailed statement.

PG&E holds itself to the highest standards of public disclosure and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.” [while lobbying like it's their job to shape the "laws and regulations" in their favor]

The contributions illustrate Newsom’s ties to the company … …this month, [PrettyPrettyGavin] said the money has never affected his decisions in office.

PG&E spent $5.3 million on state and local political campaigns in 2017 and …

Some of this has been covered before — not ‘xactly a Big Secret, eh?

[FOXBusiness - 10/28/19] ABC10 asked Newsom about accepting PG&E money [$208,400] following the corporation’s 2016 conviction for six federal felonies.

It’s a strange question,” Newsom told ABC10 this summer. “I don’t know what more I can say.”


[FOXBusiness - 11/12/19]
PG&E’s philanthropic branch gave $358,000 to Newsom’s wife Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s nonprofit the “Representation Project” ["a gender watchdog organization which releases her films to 'challenge limiting gender stereotypes and shift norms.' "] between 2011 and 2018

Bet your ToxicMasculinity™ you will like this!

But at least it’s not snowing!


  1. blake
    Posted November 12, 2019 at 4:45 pm |

    PG&E was probably told something along the lines of, “Nice business you have there” and they were stupid enough to think they could buy off government.

  2. Dave
    Posted November 12, 2019 at 9:22 pm |

    I’m in the wrong business. I need to start a non-profit charity to fund my retirement.

  3. DougM (epsteindidntkillhimself)
    Posted November 12, 2019 at 11:41 pm |

    A crooked politician is one who doesn’t stay bought