Peace, Freedom candidate is a #MeToo moment


Back in 2011 I Posted the following blog; note especially the following statements in it:

  • Which current party leader used to be referred to as “x.x.’s Stud Service” because he was such an outrageous womanizer…..????
  • Which current party leader recruited “Earl,” into PFP, an ex-convict who Mau Maued a series of women into the privilege of sleeping with him, and then got a certain PFP woman from San Luis Obispo to help him rob a bank, leaving her to go to prison (abandoning her young daughter with her mother) while he took off with the loot??????
  • Which current party leader essentially confessed his sins of sexism at a “Men’s Caucus” meeting at a State Central Committee admitting to his sordid record of womanizing…..and then proceeded to compound his reputation with additional sexist personal behavior????

Steven Bruce Orcutt aka Frank Runninghorse: beware of sex offender

PFP’s executive committee has endorsed that very individual to run for statewide office in 2018!

The leadership of the Peace & Freedom Party (my own party that I am more and more embarrassed to be a registered member of) may have recently irreparably injured the party and its legacy of being the first political party in America to declare itself to be a feminist-socialist party.  It elected to membership in the party’s State Central Committee Steven Bruce Orcutt (aka Frank Runninghorse, his wannabe impersonation of a Native American moniker), who is a registered sex offender.  For background on the controversy surrounding Orcutt–a convicted and registered sex offender who had been charged with having sex with a 15 year old African American girl which he plead down to a lesser offense (and later excused the behavior by blaming the victim, claiming she was a prostitute as though it’s okay to objectivize and victimize impoverished teenagers)–check out my past blogs on this subject:

A Party with a formerly proud legacy of feminism

Now that you’ve seen the background, here’s part of the latest exchange regarding the suitability of Orcutt to be a political leader of a party that now pretends to still be feminist; first Orcutt’s defense of his sexist language and the retort of a practically life-long member of PFP who used to run Ventura County’s first rape crisis center and has a long resume’ of serious feminist activism:

Sister Jessica

Thank you for your reply and comradely criticism of my un PC choice of terms. Neither I, nor sister Amkika who helped me with the little blurb, realized some people would take offense [except Tea Baggers] at the term “hag’. I meant it not as a put down of women

but as description of ‘Malevolent evil’ ,a ‘shapeshifter’ and ‘eater of children’ as discribed in the wikepedia definition.


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For other uses, see Hag (disambiguation).

A hag is a wizened old woman, or a kind of fairy or goddess having the appearance of such a woman, often found in folklore and children’s tales such as Hansel and Gretel.[1] Hags are often seen as malevolent, but may also be one of the chosen forms of shapeshifting deities, such as the Morrígan or Badb, who are seen as neither wholly beneficent nor malevolent.[2][3] The term appears in Middle English, and was a shortening of hægtesse, an Old English term for witch, similarly the Dutch heks and German hexe are also shortenings, of the Middle Dutch haghetisse and Old High German hagzusa respectively[4]. All these words derive from the Proto-Germanic *hagatusjon-[4] which is of unknown origin, however the first element may be related to the word “hedge”.[4][5] As a stock character in fairy or folk tale, the hag shares characteristics with the crone, and the two words are sometimes used as if interchangeable.[6]

My bad ,if I wasn’t aware of the PC definition.

Any way , we are very glad that ISO is coming and has endorsed the Napa Action. This entitles ISO branches speakers at the rally and you are encouraged to have a lit table too. We are actively seeking other endorsers as well, if you know other groups that may be interested ,please ask them or have them contact myself [ (925) &98-3698 ] for the United Front or Alex Shantz for the Napa Greens.

See you in Napa on the 27th.

Frank Runninghorse

OGC, DVC SDS,Diablo MDS, Contra Costa PFP


His pathetic excuse for referring to Michele Bachmann as a “hag” is that he was using the 12th century Middle Dutch definition of “hag.” Is he fucking kidding? To try to Wikipedia-Middle-Dutch your way out of calling a woman a “hag” is just plain bullshit.

Orcutt, while quick to jump to Wikipedia for his defense, conveniently left out the germane part of the entry:

Wikipedia: Using the word “hag” to translate terms found in non-English (or non-modern English) is contentious, since use of the word is often associated with a misogynistic attitude.

So, following Orcutt’s line of defense, if anyone on the right referred to Michelle Obama as a “hag” the appropriate response from the left should be, “That’s okay, I bet they’re using the Middle Dutch definition of hag.”

And Orcutt’s little phrase, “My bad, if I wasn’t aware of the PC definition” is actually more offensive than calling Bachmann a hag. With that, you can at least just own up to it and apologize. Well, you could if you weren’t Frank Orcutt.

He avoids accepting any responsibility for what he said and then cowardly tries to shift blame to everyone else because we’re all PC zealots and clearly not up on 12th century Middle Dutch. Anyone know the Middle Dutch word for “blame-shifter?”

For decades the right has been using “political correctness” to mock and denigrate the principles of the left. And now some jerk on the left is going to use it to discredit people who KNOW that hag is a sexist term?

He needs to act like a grown-up. Hag is a sexist word. Admit it, apologize for it, move on. Stop blaming it on everyone else’s lack of fluency in Middle Dutch and their alleged petty PCness.

What a piece of work this man is. And I mean that in the most insulting 21st century, English-language way possible.

My continuing commentary:

Sorry to be so long – winded about this issue, but it really pains me to see what the PFP has degenerated into.  This is the first party in America to call for abolition of laws against LGBTI people; to call for the decriminalization of “victimless crimes,” to seek full equality on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, and gender orientation. The party that ran an all female campaign for President and Vice President (Maureen Smith and Elizabeth Cervantes Barron in 1984, along with many other female Presidential and other important candidates, including the first out-Lesbian to run for Governor in California — my running mate Marilyn Seals when I ran for Lt. Governor).   The party that originated the slogan, “Women Run for Office, Not Coffee, In the Peace & Freedom Party.” What is really twisted about what the cult-like leadership cabal has descended to is that they think that by reason of their membership in a political party that as a formality calls itself “feminist” that this makes them feminist.

These leaders wouldn’t make a pimple on a feminist’s ass.

I have earned the right to say that with my many years of real feminist activity.  I don’t have to defend my record on these issues to anyone….and some of these so-called leaders of this so-called feminist party ought to take note that I have a very long memory.

Call it blackmail or whatever you want to, but I know where all the bodies are buried in this party, because I was either on the burial detail or else I had it under surveillance.  So if they don’t expel Orcutt, these are some of the blog entries they can look forward to:

  • Who referred to the PFP Womens’ Caucus as “The Womens’ Carcass,”  ….and who laughed at the remark, thinking it was funny….????
  • Which current party leader used to be referred to as “x.x.’s Stud Service” because he was such an outrageous womanizer…..????
  • Which current party leader recruited “Earl,” into PFP, an ex-convict who Mau Maued a series of women into the privilege of sleeping with him, and then got a certain PFP woman from San Luis Obispo to help him rob a bank, leaving her to go to prison (abandoning her young daughter with her mother) while he took off with the loot??????
  • Which current party leader essentially confessed his sins of sexism at a “Men’s Caucus” meeting at a State Central Committee admitting to his sordid record of womanizing…..and then proceeded to compound his reputation with additional sexist personal behavior????
  • Which former member of the party Central Committee published a photo of himself having sex with his 18 year old daughter on the front page of his pornographic newspaper????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


If you are as disgusted as I am about this state of affairs, let the PFP State Chairperson, C.T. Weber know what you think (and cc me at



Here is part of the behind the scenes debate that is going on as a result of this blog:

Good morning C.T. Weber,

I find it imperative that I communicate disappointment in the leadership of the Peace and Freedom party concerning the election of the above mentioned person to the party’s State Central Committee.

I have voted Peace and Freedom in the past and consider PAF a viable choice as opposed to other parties in many races, both national and state.

As a woman, a mother, and a PEACE LOVING HUMAN BEING, I am horrified that a person of such ilk is now associated with Peace and Freedom in this way. I know when others like me become aware of this, they will feel the same way and PAF will lose credibility, which is something YOU cannot afford in today’s political climate.

Respectfully yours,

(Heidi has a long history with PFP.  She was and is the best friend since childhood of Paula Marsh, PFP Candidate for State Senator against Alan Robbins in 1973 in a special election.  Paula, who became 18 four days before the election, may be the youngest candidate to have ever run for office in California and definitely was in 1973.)

Here’s C.T. Weber’s response:

Hi Heidi,

I appreciate your taking the time to contact me.  I understand your disappointment.  Hopefully we will be able to gain your trust again.  Thank you.

C. T. Weber
Peace and Freedom Party of California
State Chairperson

Another voice:

Thank you for shining a spotlight onto this issue Jan! The Peace and Freedom party was one which I always thought in the back of my mind was a possible escape from the Democratic Party. No more, right!? I would join the Feminist Party in a minute. Keep blogging! Love to read them!


(Victoria is a very prominent feminist and LGBTI activist in Los Angeles)

NOW HERE’S WHAT “RUNNINGHORSE” (or should I say, Runningmouth or Runningdog???) HAS TO SAY ABOUT THIS BLOG (my thanks to Contra Costa folks in the Chicano/Latino Caucus of the Democratic Party for forwarding it to me):

PFP Members
Whenever Irv Sutley or Jan Tucker and their Police friends chime in to attack me . It lets me know I’m on the right track. If I was not threatening the system , COINTELPRO would not be using their age old weapons      [divisive poison pen letters; outing militants work names so bosses & pigs can be alerted, bringing non SCC people in on our list against PFP rules,& diversionary attempts to redirect attention away from building the PFP’s influence among the masses  to debating ‘middle -dutch’ {?}definitions.]    COINTELPRO has come to the defense of the ‘Feminist’ Bachman and attacked me instead. That’s as it should be.
Irv must be starting to get worried the real activist PFP has been
gaining some influence and making allies up in Sonoma Co. His destructive sectarian antics have alienated decent healthy radicals in the area and kept the Sonoma chapter invisible for years in a fairly progressive place.
If we make a break thru in that area it could spell the end of his charade.
Their are several groups of young activists coming from Santa Rosa for
the Napa Action. Will Sutly be trying to help PFP connect with them ?
I doubt it , COINTELPRO doesn’t want the movement or PFP to get strong in the North Bay.
How PC is it to be outing PFP comrades Work Names? Is Irv one of those racists that refused  to show respect and recognize Muhammad
Ali’s right to change his name from Cassius Clay. What kind of a radical
out’s other radicals “party” names to the press. Give you a hint, it has a curly tail.

Frank Runninghorse


Irv Sutley is one of the few people that I absolutely know is not a COINTELPRO (for younger people who missed the 60’s and 70’s, COINTELPRO was the FBI’s “Counter Intelligence Program” to disrupt left-wing, anti-war, and civil-rights groups) agent, because’s he’s the only person I know who has passed a polygraph (lie detector) test after Runningmouth’s former cohort, Bill Callison, echoed Judy Bari’s insane accusation that Irv was a paid informer for the FBI.

Now as for me, I don’t actually care how many people think I’m working for COINTELPRO.  In fact, if it will make Runningmouth feel more secure and bolster his ego for thinking he’s outed me, I’ll plead guilty to the accusation to help his hallucinations downgrade to the status of delusions.  Either way, anybody who’s ever gotten a passing grade in a college level logic course will know that his accusation is an argumentum ad hominem (“circumstantial” and “abusive”) response to our suggestions that his status as a sex offender and an exploiter of a teenager girl (that he claims was a prostitute as though that matters) is incompatible with the Peace & Freedom Party’s pretensions to being a “feminist” party.


About Jan Tucker

The Detectives Diary is an innovative tool combining Private Investigation and Journalism. In 1984, Steve Harvey's Los Angeles Times "Around the Southland" Column entitled Jan Tucker's program of providing low-cost "Opposition Research" services to indigent and working class candidates for public office, "Take Cover: Hired Mudslinger Rides into Town." A 1996 Los Angeles Times article by Henry Chu carried a sub-headline identifying Tucker as a "P.R. Guru." In November 2012, Tucker became Criminal Justice Columnist for Counter Punch Magazine and a commentator for Black Talk Radio. As a private investigator since 1979 and a former First Vice President of Newspaper Guild Local 69, Tucker takes these skills to a new level in the pages of the Detectives Diary with insightful and unique exposures and analysis of history and current events. State Director--California League of Latinos And Chicanos, Former seven term Chairman of the Board of the California Association of Licensed Investigators, Co-President San Fernando Valley/Northeast Los Angeles Chapter-National Organization for Women, former National Commissioner for Civil Rights-League of United Latin American Citizens, former Second Vice President-Inglewood-South Bay Branch-National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, former founding Vice President-Armenian American Action Committee, former First Vice President, Newspaper Guild Local 69 (AFL-CIO, CLC, CWA), Board member, Alameda Corridor Jobs Coalition, Community Advisory Board member--USC-Keck School of Medicine Alzheimer's Disease Research Project
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