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After a Rough Week, What Does Team Fletcher Have in Store?

Saturday, May 12, 2012
posted by James Behan

It was a rough week for Team Fletcher. Let’s recap the week’s events.

Sunday (5/6/12)

  • The BIG endorsement of Carl DeMaio from the UT San Diego.

Monday (5/7/12)

  • A mailpiece highlighted Nathan’s record of voting for tax increases.
  • Fletcher’s high rate of no-shows and missing votes caught up with him when he asked to be removed from his Committee to avoid a tax increase vote. A No vote would anger the unions he has been desperately courting so it was better to get out of town. Voters and the media got an up close example of what he has been doing all year. Kudos to the Sacramento Bee for breaking it before the locals.

Drag Show At USD: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (of RuPaul) Draws Protest

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
posted by James Behan

Last year, when First Things listed University of San Diego as one of the five “least Catholic” (out of over 240) Catholic Universities in the U.S., I was skeptical.   First Things is an intellectual, predominantly Catholic, politically conservative magazine, which I rather enjoy. I conjectured that maybe USD had adopted too much of San Diego’s beach culture and affinity for partying for the conservative — though not humorless – First Things.  In terms of being robustly Catholic, I always knew USD was no Ave Maria University or Thomas Aquinas College.  With a drag show scheduled tomorrow at USD, perhaps it has earned its place amongst the least Catholic universities in the U.S.

WWFD? What Would Fletcher Do?

Friday, March 9, 2012
posted by James Behan

In the back and forth over Assemblyman and mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher’s post Let’s be honest. Let’s be truthful. And let’s be direct., Rostrafarian Steve Rider posted an honest, truthful and direct question about this “leading by example” business.

This brings up an interesting question. One can only assume that on the off chance CPR is defeated either in the ballots or courts, DeMaio will turn down a pension as mayor as he did as a Councilmember. I know for a fact that Ray Ellis and Scott Sherman have also pledged to not accept a pension. If a pension were available to you (Fletcher) as the mayor, would you accept it?

SD CityBeat: Do Journalistic Standards Include Personal Death Wishes?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
posted by James Behan

Yesterday San Diego CityBeat’s John Lamb posted this on Twitter:

“(johnrlamb) X’s fingers @TonyKrvaric continues his meatball/beer/mashed-potato/beer/boiled-egg/beer/boiled-potato/aquavit-chaser diet. #strokeofgenius”

In essence, Lamb was noting he was keeping his fingers crossed for Tony Krvaric (pictured below) to have a stroke.

While he will no doubt say that he was joking, and may at some point feign an apology, this provides an illuminating insight as to the mindset of San Diego CityBeat.

Dual Profiles for Redistricting Chief Midori Wong

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
posted by James Behan

KUSI’s story about the liberal partisans on the “independent” Redistricting Commission has reverberated throughout San Diego. KUSI sat down with Redistricting Commission Chief of Staff Midori Wong. The Redistricting Commission website’s profile of Wong does not mention her being a 2010 fellow of the liberal New Leaders Council. It also omitted her campaigning for Democrat Assemblymember Mariko Yamada, her mother, who mentions her daughter’s new position on her website. But who wouldn’t campaign for mom? That’s not even my favorite redaction from Wong’s biography on the Redistricting Commission website. Rather, it is her internship with the “charity arm” of left wing crusaders Amnesty International. You can read about all of these things on her progressive New Leaders Council profile.

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