Thursday, June 26, 2014

Ah, California, where live-in nannies hired off Craigslist can refuse to work or move out of your house

Please allow me to be the first one to call Ralph Bracamonte of Upland, California a bitch.

On second thought, I probably should not, as he's more than likely an Obama-supporting liberal who will sue me for hurting his feelings. Why would I think that, you ask? Because Ralph and his wife Marcia decided to hire a nanny to live in their house back in March, settling on Diane Stretton, whom they found on Craigslist and apparently hired without bothering with a reference check or even a cursory Google search. I assume this last part because I did a cursory Google search on Stretton and found all sorts of lawsuits that she's been a party to, including the one that got her labeled as a "vexatious litigant" in California due to the number of ridiculous pro se lawsuits that she's brought against people. Based on that history alone, I'd never have hired Stretton to do anything, but apparently the Bracamontes didn't bother to do their homework, known also as "due diligence", because they entered into an agreement with Stretton where she'd move into their home and help Marcia with the couple's three kids.

Alas, a few weeks after she got in, she suddenly decided to stop working or even come out of her room other than at mealtimes. When the Bracamontes tried to tell her that she had to work or leave, she slammed the bedroom door in their faces and refused to do either. Now it's almost July, and she's still in their house, eating their food and even demanding that they all vacate their own house between the hours of 8AM and 8PM so that she can have some alone time.

Family Stumped by Fired Live-In Nanny Who Won't Leave

And here's why I call Ralph a milquetoaste bitch, because the first thing that he should have done was to snatch her up and toss her and her junk right out of his house, for the safety of his wife and children if nothing else. Instead, Ralph just lets her keep living there in close proximity to his three children while he begs a judge to help him out. Of course Diane Stretton is no fool; she knows how to work the system and she's challenging his eviction attempts in court and beating him because the California court system couldn't care less about actual justice. Any real man who cares about the safety and well-being of his family would have pitched this woman head-first out the door and locked it, then dared her to sue away. As it is, she's planning on suing them anyway and has told them as much, so why not just accept that as a given and at least put her out of your house in the meantime?

Oh yeah...because Ralph Bracamonte lacks a spine, that's why. You can only be a victim if you allow yourself to be victimized, and Ralph seems more than content to just trundle off to work every day, leaving his wife and kids in the company of a strange crazy woman.

Ralph, I wish you luck, but in the meantime, please turn in your man card.

As for the rest of us...this seems to be where America is heading, folks. All I can suggest is buying rural property and plenty of ammunition.


  1. Anonymous6:45 PM

    Don't you know - all property is theft?
    It's just as much hers and his?

    Geez - that's scary!


  2. Anonymous6:48 PM

    A few testosterone shots may help also

  3. Craigslist seems to be full of douche-bag bitches anymore...

  4. When I read that story this morning I was stunned. Bet I could have gotten her sorry self out of the house.

  5. I'm betting that you still hold a man card though. Big difference.

  6. Ye Gods and little fishes...

  7. Dang. I'm reading about this. Well, CA is not really here but still.

  8. Anonymous11:19 PM

    "Ma'am, you're either gonna walk out the front door on your own two feet, or you're gonna be carried out in a plastic bag. Doesn't make a lick of difference to me either way."


  9. Hire a couple of Hell Angels to move in for a month or so.

  10. I just read a little bit more of the story and it seems the lunatic may have left. This part cracked me up though. The wife’s solution to this predicament?

    "I need help! I need A TON OF FRIENDS TO COME STAY AND HANG WITH ME AT MY HOUSE! Sleep in the living room all spread out to annoy her!" Bracamonte wrote on Facebook.

    Brilliant, bring MORE strangers to stay in your house who now know what a sucker you are and announce that publicly via Facebook. Duh.

    Hmmm, I have this snake in my bathroom so I thought it would be a good idea if I got a puma, a honey badger and a bobcat as pets to take care of it.