Who is Lake Forest Political Consultant John Bush ?

Orange County DA’s office is investigating the 2nd recall of former Lake Forest Councilman Andrew Hamilton for forgery and fraud. In this reporters opinion it is based on the all the evidence that Lake Forest Political consultant John Bush provided; according to Bush himself during the cities public comments. Also according to his Equifax back ground check is that he moved to Michigan to avoid prosecution: it costs a lot of money to extradite him here from Michigan for fraud charges.This is a link to John Bush’s public comments during the March Lake Forest City Council meeting.Per public records Bush owes the IRS 209,000 and the state of California $150,000 in back taxes. Call the IRS and Franchise Tax board and they will give you exact figures. This reporter did and those are the approximate figures they provided. 

To understand what John Bush did in Lake Forest California it is important to research John Bush’s background.

The initial public records, interview with his estranged wife Metkeo Bush & his Facebook posts revealed John Bush was a prison guard in Michigan then he was fired for bringing in dfrugs into the jail and he moved to Marion County Florida as result

John Bush Admits To Forging Signatures as it turns out to be

This reporter lived in West Central Florida off and on 20 years. Florida has a high criminal population and cultural history. In the 1700’s convicted criminals from Western Europe were jailed in Florida then used to fight native Americans. In the 1920’s Florida was inhospitable unless you had some sort of air conditioning. So the organized crime from New York and Chicago set up shop. They were the only group of people who could afford air conditioning until the early 1980’s when cocaine cartels and business oriented organized crime figures, tourist industry big shots & the construction industry set up Community Banks in Florida to lend money to develop the economy. Until this day Florida is relatively poor depressed area run manly by organized conservative crime organizations that are 80% legitimate business.

All major crime families, Mexican cartels and asians gangs have operations in Florida but the most famous is the Trafficante family. Here is the link to their wikipedia page.


John Bush lived in Marion County Florida. The median income for a household in the county was $31,944, and the median income for a family was $37,473. Males had a median income of $28,836 versus $21,855 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,848. About 9.20% of families and 13.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.20% of those under age 18 and 7.40% of those age 65 or over. Below are links to use as reference to get an idea of what controls Marion County




What made Marion County famous is that famous mobster John Gotti and the Gambino family owns a horse farm in Marion County Florida to rig the horse racing industry. I owned a restaurant for 6 years in Pinellas Park Florida. John Gotti loved my version of Cuban food and had me cater parities there in Marion County where I met J- Lo and Mark Anthony. J-Lo currently lives in Escondido

How do prison guards make money ? By bringing drugs into the jail is the common cultural theme. “You are who you hang out with” and prison guards hang out with convicted criminals all day.

After filing for bankruptcy in Florida : Bush decides to move to Southern California to become a political consultant. And former Lake Forest Councilman Adam Nick hired him to successfully recall corrupt shady City Councilman Andrew Hamilton in 2017 who is bank rolled by the Toll Brothers, Lincoln Club and Republican Party to the tune of $67,000.00 to eliminate one of the last Green Belts in Orange County into 800 houses. Hamilton lost the recall election 70% for and 30% against.

According to Bush’s public comments at Lake Forest City Council meetings, after being paid $180,000 by Nick, Bush somehow according to Mrs. Bush blows all the money and attempts to extort $25,000 more from Nick . Here is a link to Bush’s public comments


In an interview Mrs. Bush states “I gave John 15 years of my life : I do not need his drama anymore, and with the divorce: I want to get rid of my name being tied to the money John owes the IRS and Franchise Tax board $350,000 that I know of “

How will the current forgery and fraud investigation end ? And is Bush’s history going to be to be a forbearer of who will be arrested ? But the embattled OCSD can not use him as a star witness because he lacks so much credibility

The notion of “rejection” in Business is irrational

The whole notion of rejection in sales is ridiculous. An example is when I was single I dated several women who did not want to buy a product I was selling. I even dated a woman who would not eat at the restaurant I owned. She accepted my humor, she accepted me sexually, and she lived with me for 5 years. She just did not like Cuban Food. A lot of people in American society catastrophize things to attack you; so we constantly have to fight off people and things going through life. So the fact that someone did not buy what you are explaining value at the time has absolutely nothing to do with you. Rejection pretty stupid. The person rejecting does not have all the information that is needed to make a decision about you.

Bottomline On Failure Talk-2015

A) Failure starts when you stop trying or quit trying ; and do not have a clear plan otherwise you still have not failed. Also you have not been defeated until you have admitted defeat.

America is all about winners and losers. People love to judge others and even “big time” preachers, motivational speakers to make themselves winners and you the losers say things like “people do not change” “you can rebound from failure”. Both are wrong. While if something is not working and will not work obviously you attack from another angle. But as long as you are fighting failure is just thought not a reality.

As an MBA my analysis of the Book about the “1%”

Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty breaks down the only ways to make money. He is the one the coined the term “The 1%)

1) Money from inheritance

2) Capital from Assets

3) Money from Real Estate

4) Money from labor….People who make the most money from labor are “Super Managers” =CEO’s and down the chain….then people who own “their own business” or have more control over “the line of production” ….Then you have to manage the right “life insurance policy” which is an asset……then “taxes” and structure…then your “Real Estate” all complicated full of variables…..

Do You Know The Difference Between “Sales” and “Marketing” ?

The difference between “Marketing” and “Sales” in a technical or cultural sense is “Marketing” is explaining the value of what services or products you provide.

People get wrong what the real meaning of “Sales” is constantly. In 1000’s of trainings at profitable corporations they get the meaning of the word completely wrong. Sometimes on purpose to manipulate.

“Selling” especially from an United States cultural perspective is when the prospect or suspect states they disagree or do understand your product or service.

Business people who do not like to “over-come” objections or be “Salesy Creep” have to have their marketing so good they never have to sell. The marketing creates enough value to create a monetary transaction

Business people who like to sell or overcome objections learn to prepare their answers in a way that the prospects process the information as marketing or communication of value.

I have run into Mental Health professionals who see themselves as “Spiritual Healers” and do not want to sell. Also I have met Real Estate agents who see themselves as spiritual healers that do not want to sell. That is fine. Just understand your roll in your business.

To have a profitable business you have to have a deep understanding of the value equation which is (value =functional benefits +psychological benefits divided by Time costs + Money costs.)

Bottomline explain your unique true value to the marketplace and to your clients.

If you are really good at being a Mental Health professional or a really good loving Real Estate agent then it is your moral obligation to tell as many people as possible how you can make their experience in your area of expertise better. By executing and communicating  the value equation in the mind of your clients a lot good business is done.

How do you know if you are in the right career ? Should you take a job or not ?

Here is my research based on my 43 years on earth, owning a business 2 masters degrees and 20 years in corporate America. I do not have kids but this would the advice I would give.

1) Is it is easy to do ? 
People waste time on things that are hard to do. When money is involved it is not about what you want to do. Or what you wish you can do. It is what are people going to pay you money for ?

2) Is it easy to learn ? 
Time is money so if you are struggling with something and it is not you are not having fun learning find something that you can learn fairly easily. If you have to get a regular job then fine. However do not stop looking for hobby or something you can learn to do well and get paid for. It is very important that everyone learn the mechanics of capitalism and regulatory laws concerning businesses.

3) Is is to hard to quit or let go ?
Is an activity is hard for you to let go ? Are you like a drug addict but the difference is you know it will eventually pay off financially ? In real adult life 80% of the time you need a “Business Case” with “Hard Numbers”. However  20% of the time what is really  going to work financially long term for some people it would be a “long shot” or “impossible” for others. Therefore when you choose an activity that is going to pay off financially: at the beginning ask yourself “how  will I respond when people are telling me to quit ?

In the end it is never what you wish for but what is real

How to buy a smart phone in 2014

After 10 years in the smartphone business, and three years as a business owner it has never been more complex to purchase a smartphone. Because I was brought up in a conservative hard nosed “by the book” manner and understand that the best business tactic is to be honest all of the time, I am shocked (even though I not should be) at how much smart phone sales men and women lie.

I often shop for smart phones and ask questions and it is amazing the misinformation offered. Sometimes it is innocent because the rules often change in the wireless industry. However most of the time it is not, because salesman and women get desperate trying to meet quotas, and make a decent salary.

Salesman and women in the wireless industry are under pressure to sell with the critical path of generating the highest price, and the lowest cost for the company they work for in most cases. 80/20 rule in full effect here, 20% of sales reps are being completely honest with you.

A theme in the  wireless industry  is that since it is a new technology, it is complicated, and hard to understand one can manipulate the customer to believe they are getting the best product, when in fact they are getting an inferior product because the salesman or women needed to meet a quota or sell over stocked inventory.

Therefore the solution is to follow these 5 steps based on my experience and technical expertise gained over a 10 year period obtaining a masters degree in business science, and a masters degree in business administration

1) Tailor  your research of what type of phone you are going to buy with the type of work you do

2) Not all smart phones are created equal take accountability, ownership of your research, and choose on how you are going to use the phone.

3) If you are buying an iphone your choice is easy.

4) If you are buying an Android based phone is very important you do your research. In most cases a for every phone priced for $200.00 there is another option for $39.00 in taxes that offers the same value.

5) Research the manufacturer of the phone, and the overlay they are using. There are only really two major operating systems Android, and Apple based. However, in Android phones the software the manufacturer adds is called the overlay. The function, and quality of overlays is important in figuring out which phone works best for you. Samsungs overlay is different from Motorola, and HTC. It is important to know the difference.


Any questions e-mail me at josh@ecosystemswireless.com