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Ban Idiots

Friday, June 24, 2016
posted by Greg Larkin

Senator Joel Anderson, on a casual day, while “sitting in” at a local La Mesa coffee shop, says hello to a constituent.

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Do you know how the “Reform Agenda” started in San Diego?

In 2003, we had a Republican Mayor (Dick Murphy), several Republican Councilmembers, and the “Downtown Mafia” (Chamber, etc.) that either sat silent while Democrats pushed bigger government and tax hikes – or worse, actively supported it!

They said we couldn’t balance the budget without massive tax hikes. They said we couldn’t reform pensions.

The Reform Agenda started as a project to prove them wrong – with creative ideas, facts, figures, and plans.

UC Irvine has prohibited its College Republicans chapter from accessing event space after the CRs notified the administration they may host controversial speaker Milo Yiannopoulos again this fall, according to Breitbart.

It appears that UCI administrators invited College Republicans leaders to a meeting to discuss the planning of the Yiannopoulos event, which took place earlier this month. During the meeting, the College Republicans mentioned that they wanted to bring him back in the fall. Four hours later, the administration sent them an e-mail informing them that they could no longer reserve Student Center & Event Services venues until next spring for failing to provide a certificate of insurance for the private event security.

Scott Peters is a waste of space. One of the reasons I never got too worked up about him is because he has occupied the back bench of Congress for four years and has done nothing. I like legislators who do nothing because it generally means my life, liberty, or property isn’t in peril. But Scott Peters, like his henchwoman Maryann Pintar, is a bigot and now he’s starting to act upon it.

The Obama Administration desperately wants to redact and scrub any reference to ISIS or terrorism in the Orlando shooting 911 tapes.

We got our hands on the “revised” transcript Obama wanted to release. Take a peek

There’s been a lot of hype this month about CA now having the world’s sixth largest economy. And the state DID do well in 2015 compared to the other states, after lagging for several years.

Impressive!

Well, actually, not.

California has 39 million people — 43% larger than the 2nd largest state (Texas). Such GDP comparisons don’t tell us much in terms of the PROSPERITY of a nation. Or a state.
The proper comparison is PER CAPITA GDP. Using that more meaningful figure, CA is the 10th most prosperous state.
But an even MORE accurate comparison is to take the per capital GDP and adjust it for COL. Because of California’s high taxes, crazy utility laws, stifling regulations (paid by consumers) and sky-high housing costs, CA in 2014 ranked WAY down in 37th place. Only 13 states were worse.
BTW, using the per capita GDP, as a nation CA in 2014 ranked 19th when compared with other nations. And that fails to consider California’s super-high COL, which is 34.3% higher than the U.S. national average.

10 News: Craigslist ad threatens Orlando-style massacre in San Diego

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
posted by Greg Larkin

But, those who somehow think guns can be taken out of the hands of bad guys, also don’t want gays — or anyone — to be able to defend themselves.

http://www.10news.com/news/craigslist-ad-threatens-orlando-style-massacre-in-san-diego-061416

Clarity

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
posted by Brian Brady

Which head of which state said this (today)?

In Orlando, a terrorist walks into a nightclub and murders nearly 50 human beings. Sons and daughters, brothers and sisters cut down in cold blood.

They did nothing wrong. They were dancing with friends, they were enjoying music with loved ones.

Why did the terrorist murder them?
Because he was driven by a fanatical hatred.

He targeted the LGBT community because he believed they were evil.

June 14th – the U.S. Army’s Birthday (1775), Flag Day (1776) . Few know it’s also California’s Birthday. 170 years ago, a few American settlers with whiskey approached the Mexican Governor, Vallejo, and told them they were declaring an independent California Republic. Vallejo agreed and so they spent the night designing the flag. That’s a brief summary, Bear Flag Rising gives a better account.  Here is the brief intro from Wikipedia:

There is a sad parallel between the Orlando massacre and San Diego’s “McDonald’s massacre” of 1984.  Lessons were learned from the McDonald’s massacre, and then ignored by police brass in Orlando.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Ysidro_McDonald%27s_massacre

To review, a white racist who hated Mexicans entered the McDonald’s in San Ysidro (very close to the Mexican border) and started shooting. And shooting. And shooting.

The first cops on the scene did nothing, even as the shooting continued.  They contacted HQ which in turn contacted the SWAT commander, who was at a social function at Mission Bay.

San Diego County Gun Owners Statement on Acts of Terror in Orlando Nightclub

Monday, June 13, 2016
posted by San Diego County Gun Owners

San Diego County Gun Owners PAC (SDCGO) sends our heartfelt sympathies to the victims of the horrific act of terrorism in Orlando. Our prayers are with the victims and their loved ones during this time of grief due to a senseless tragedy.

The heinous act of terrorism, at “Pulse” nightclub in Orlando, was caused by the hatred of one individual that Orlando law enforcement reports subscribed to an Islamic terror group’s philosophy of evil. No matter which religion or organization the perpetrator chose to affiliate, he is to blame for his horrible actions. SDCGO wholeheartedly condemns all acts of terror and those who commit it.

I woke up, early this morning, and read about a massacre in an Orlando night club.  As information became more readily available, my wildest speculation proved true–an Islamofascist staged the mass murder in a gay night club.  His motive seems to be anger at two men kissing in Miami.  Let that sink in.

This didn’t surprise me and it doesn’t surprise Carl DeMaio.  Carl posted this on his KOGO website:

Kristin Gaspar Is Going To Win Supervisor

Friday, June 10, 2016
posted by Brian Brady

Shady Dave Roberts is on the ropes.

He shouldn’t be. Increased Democratic registration almost handed the District One race to Barbara Bry (we’re holding our breath while provisional ballots are counted this week), delivered the Republican candidates in the 52nd Congressional District a crushing blow, and nearly embarrassed a popular, long-serving, high-ranking Republican Congressman in a safe district. Yet, with all of those new Democratic voters in the neighborhoods of Supervisorial District Three, Shady Dave couldn’t break 40%.

A Left Turn for the Union Tribune

Friday, June 10, 2016
posted by Carl DeMaio

Have you noticed a decidedly left-leaning feel to editorials in the Union-Tribune lately?

The biggest “urban legend” in San Diego is the notion that the UT has been Conservative. Far from it, the UT has been Establishment.

But now the UT is Establishment with a tilt to the Left. I asked newly installed UT editorial director Matt Hall about this. Here is what he says in response.

Post-Election Analysis & Precinct Maps

Thursday, June 9, 2016
posted by Vince Vasquez

By Vince Vasquez, National University

Dave Roberts is right — It’s just beginning

Thursday, June 9, 2016
posted by Greg Larkin

County Supervisor Dave Roberts takes pride in that 60 percent of primary voters chose someone else.

For a sitting incumbent Supe, this means he’s in big trouble.

From Roberts…

Many, many thanks to all!

I just wanted to send you a quick note to express my heartfelt appreciation.  After many months of hard work, it was truly gratifying to see our collective efforts rewarded by the voters on Election Day.  Our tireless efforts paid off Tuesday night when we finished FIRST in the open primary against two highly funded opponents.

Winners and Losers in San Diego Primary 2016

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
posted by Carl DeMaio

Surprise winners – and surprise losers.

Why Gil Cabrera is the Nathan Fletcher of 2016, Why Democrats snatched failure from the jaws of victory, and How did Mara Elliott do it?

Read the analysis here

Sam Abed isn’t happy

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
posted by Greg Larkin

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Seriously? Is this the Dem surge?

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
posted by Greg Larkin

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Above is only the San Diego County portion of the District, but surprising nonetheless. Here’s the entire area…

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Is it illegal to take a ballot selfie? The answer may surprise you.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
posted by Daniel Watts

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Is it illegal to take a picture of your own ballot? As a free speech lawyer, I get asked this question every election day.

In short, no. It’s not illegal. 

Look closely at the articles that say otherwise. They’re either completely devoid of supporting information (like this CW6 piece), or they concede that the laws they’re complaining about have never been enforced against any voter – ever. Take, for example, this L.A. Times article, which admits that courts strike down these laws whenever they’re enforced.

San Diego County Ballot Returns – 6/6/2016

Monday, June 6, 2016
posted by Mason Herron

As of June 6, 2016 at 5:00pm, 964,717 ballots have been mailed to registered voters throughout the county. 309,212 voters have voted (either by returning their ballot, or through early voting).

This equates to an overall voting rate of 32.05% among all ballots mailed.

Breaking down the ballots by party, total returns are comprised of 39.70% Republicans (7.41% above registration), 42.56% Democrats (5.67% above registration), and 17.74% independent (13.08% below registration).

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Arnold tells you who NOT to support for U.S. Senate

Monday, June 6, 2016
posted by Greg Larkin

Seriously, he actually wants this endorsement?

Nuf said.

Monday, June 6, 2016
posted by Vito Andolini

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Ed Harris Tells Lifeguards to Stop Saving Lives

Friday, June 3, 2016
posted by Press Releases / Media Advisories

Press Release
Kevin Faulconer for Mayor

Union Boss Puts Union Benefits Ahead of Public Safety

(San Diego, CA) Lifeguard Union Boss Ed Harris threatened to “discontinue” water rescues in an effort to gain leverage to extract more union benefits from the City.

In a December 8, 2015 article, the Union-Tribune reported that Harris, Union Steward of Teamsters Local 911, boasted that he’d directed the union’s attorney “to explore the legality of discontinuing such rescues,” putting the lives of San Diegans and visitors at risk.

San Diego County Ballot Returns – 6/3/2016

Friday, June 3, 2016
posted by Mason Herron

NOTE: PDI updated their registration numbers today. Relative to the registration counts available yesterday, the Countywide net increases are:

Registration as of 6/2: 1,483,260
Registration as of 6/3: 1,523,004 (Increase of 2.6%)
Increase for Democrats: 27,012 (Increase of 4.8%)
Increase for Republicans: 7,452 (Increase of 1.5%)
Increase for NPP: 5,280 (Increase of 1.1%)

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As of June 3, 2016 at 5:00pm, 964,031 ballots have been mailed to registered voters throughout the county. 271,248 voters have voted (either by returning their ballot, or through early voting).

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