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Slightly edited from the message circulated today…
I’m writing to you this morning to let you know that today I’m ending my campaign for Governor of California.
This wasn’t an easy decision. California needs new leadership and better solutions than we are seeing coming out of Sacramento — and, unfortunately, I came out of Sacramento.
Our opponents’ plans for California — as well as my past voting record — produce ever-rising taxes and shrinking opportunities for the middle class. We see the impact of these policies every day in the form of the nation’s highest poverty rate, and the lowest rankings for friendliness to the businesses Californians rely on for jobs. I can’t continue knowing I did nothing to fix this mess.
The Pasadena Star news reports that a San Diego woman has called for the Rose Parade to be boycotted because it will feature a gay wedding atop a float. The float, sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), is titled, “Love is the Best Protection.” … San Diegan Karen Grube, who said her protest is not out of her religious convictions, and says she is opposed to having any wedding featured in the parade, has requested that corporate sponsors drop their funding of the parade if the wedding proceeds…
What are your thoughts, readers?
This can’t be true! From the Daily Caller—
Red, White and Angry : Communist, Nazi parties endorse ‘Occupy’ protests
In a move that may redefine the term “strange bedfellows,” the American Nazi Party issued an official endorsement of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement on Sunday afternoon. The announcement put the organization, a self-described “National Socialist” political party, in company with the Socialist Party USA, which explained its own support for the left-wing protesters in a nationwide conference call last Tuesday night, crediting organized labor with the protests’ strength and sophistication to date.
From Scott Lewis on Twitter: “I figure Keegan did Horn a favor: He must have been overjoyed to learn his friends were alive.”
Floating around the Internet:
Dear President Obama:
I am writing today with a somewhat unusual request.
First and foremost, I am asking that you return America to its August 20th, 1959 borders so that Hawaii is no longer a state and you are no longer an American citizen.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
It must be a sad day for Al Gore, since this gentleman had to have partnered with him when they worked together as inventors:
Uhhh…and they say Rostrafarians are a bit off:
Read some of the comments.
Following up on last night’s post noting that a sales tax increase will not be on the November ballot in Lemon Grove, the lone — but in this case all powerful — holdout provides her thoughts to SD Rostra. From Councilmember Mary England:
Three of four Lemon Grove councilmembers voted tonight to place a sales tax increase on the November ballot, but that wasn’t enough as Mary England single-handedly owned the power of veto.
In a city that requires four votes to qualify such a measure, Councilman Jerry Selby’s vacation absence couldn’t have come at a more intriguing time, thus resulting in only three of his colleagues in support.
So, unless Selby can get back to town in time for a special meeting, including proper Brown Act advance notification (mind you), and a resulting four person affirmative vote before the 5 p.m. deadline on Friday, it appears Councilmember England solely owns all the cards in this city.
OK, not really.
Yet, if you read the Voice article this morning about supervisorial candidate Shelia Jackson’s home foreclosure, her words stand out a bit:
Jackson said her foreclosure shouldn’t affect her campaign.
“There are several people in this economic climate who have gone through that process,” she said. “If no one who went through that process was qualified, then a lot of people couldn’t run.”
The foreclosure also shouldn’t cast doubt on her financial management of the school district or county, she said.
Despite the apparently true saga of Poway Councilwoman Betty Rexford’s use of city staff to go after her neighbors, have the mainstream media picked up on something way worse than that, her demands for a fire truck to be stationed at her house during the devastating wildfires? OHMY.
Read a recent missive from the Recall Rexford effort, as well as Logan Jenkins’ piece from a few days ago for some more compelling details on Cruella DeRexford…
How’d you like to have fire truck at your house during a wildfire? Betty Rexford did!
Betty Rexford’s special privileges know no bounds!
KCBQ AM-1170 and Washington Times Radio Talk Show Host Rick Amato recently weighed in on a sheriff’s candidate debate held September 12 in El Cajon….
On Saturday, I had the opportunity to sponsor and co-moderate a debate among the San Diego County Sheriff candidates. It followed the East County TEA Party, where an estimated 1500 people attended. Questions were made available for the audience to ask of the candidates. All four candidates participated.
It was a loud, engaged audience with plenty of sparks flying among the candidates themselves. Here are my observations from the debate.
(Candidates in alphabetical order)
Today’s Board of Supervisors was well attended, by citizens and media alike. The main topic was the launching of an investigation of local ACORN voter registration activities last year. Supervisors Bill Horn and Pam Slater-Price brought the item to the agenda, and during discussion it was discovered that on top of a nearly 1-in-6 error rate in registration cards turned in by ACORN, 76 actual cards were turned over to Secretary of State Debra Bowen nearly a year ago, with no resulting outcome or prosecution.
The recall effort against Poway City Councilwoman Betty Rexford is gaining significant momentum. Most anyone who knows or hears of the Betty shenanigans is quite incensed that an elected official would use the power of office to push the city into going after her neighbors.
But, new information makes some of that seem to pale in comparison. The latest just received from recall organizer Steve Vaus…
During the 2003 Cedar Fire Betty Rexford had her own personal fire protection, Courtesy of Poway Fire Dept.
The deeper I dig into the hundreds and hundreds of pages of sworn testimony in the Betty Rexford case, the uglier it gets.
From Chris Reed at the Union-Tribune’s America’s Finest Blog…
Kevin Dayton of the Associated Builders and Contractors of California hunted down the e-mails chronicling the pressure put on University of California President Mark Yudof to provide taxpayer funds for a bogus labor “think tank” after Arnold line-item-vetoed the funding. Here’s part of his account:
As the state’s budget crisis became acute in 2008, the Legislature gave the labor institute another $5.4 million. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed the funding.
A localized San Diego political blog site to provide a forum as was intended by the original Red County San Diego. Thanks for asking me to be a contributor, Mighty Thor! I look forward to a re-energized debate right here on these pages. More to follow.