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.
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.
Well, actually, not.
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.
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.
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 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:
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Seriously, he actually wants this endorsement?
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.
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%)
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).