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NRO: Radio Silence on Leland Yee

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

from National Review Online…

Having assiduously ignored one of the gonzo corruption stories of the last decade, CNN this week offered a peculiar defense of its silence. Rankled by a curious Twitter user, who asked why “the Leland Yee story appears nowhere on CNN’s website,” the outlet explained that the decision was “in line with us covering state senators & state secretary of state races just about never.” “You see another conspiracy?” the account asked its inquisitor, snippily.

Read the entire story.

Faulconer’s first video message encourages innovation from city workers

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

SD Young Republican Board Elections Monday!

Sunday, March 23, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Farewell Message From Chapter President Eddie Sprecco

It’s been an exciting year (plus) as President of the San Diego Young Republicans. Going into 2013, our goal as a board was to focus on building chapter infrastructure, recruiting new members and expanding our schedule of events to attract new faces and fund our outreach programs. While we had success in each of these areas, we didn’t have the “off” year we expected to fully implement these plans.

DA Race Watch: Survey shows Dumanis with about 30 point advantage

Thursday, March 20, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

From Tony Krvaric…

I just got my hands on a poll in the San Diego County District Attorney race commissioned by Adam Day with the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation showing Bonnie Dumanis with an insurmountable lead of more than 28 points!

Take a look at the full poll here.

For months Tom Shepard – who brought us Nathan Fletcher and then Bob Filner – has been shopping around a candidate against Bonnie. This is a pipe dream which will never happen.

Star News sponsoring Chula Vista candidate forums

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

The Star-News is sponsoring two candidate forums for City of Chula Vista races, including mayor and council. The fun continues…

(click for a stand-alone document)



Walters: Lack of independent-minded legislators like Wyland is a pity

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Dan Walters in the Sac Bee

The state Senate’s education committee held an “informational hearing” recently on the recruitment and retention of quality teachers – no small matter in a public school system with such evident achievement shortcomings.

Witnesses offered suggestions about what it takes to improve the quality of classroom instruction and members of the committee asked questions. And the most cogent questions and observations came from Sen. Mark Wyland, who will be leaving the Legislature due to term limits later this year.

Read more here.

Cate Proposes five debates for 6th District candidates

Thursday, March 13, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Chris Cate, candidate for the open San Diego District 6 City Council seat, is challenging his opponents to a series of five debates prior to the June 3, 2014, primary election to be held throughout the district which includes the communities of Clairemont, Mira Mesa, Miramar, Rancho Peñasquitos and Sorrento Valley.

“I look forward to joining the other candidates in a series of community forums and debates so that voters have the opportunity to know my record of fiscal reform. As vice president of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association I have spent years fighting for taxpayers, transparency, and reform,” Cate said. “As a member of the City Council, I want to work with both sides to help Mayor Faulconer finish the fiscal reforms that will generate savings to taxpayers that we can put back into the neighborhoods.”

Breaking: Council Member Steve Vaus Announces Candidacy for Poway Mayor

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

City Council member Steve Vaus today announced he will run for Poway Mayor in the November 2014 election.

“I’ve been on City Council since 2012 and I’d be the first to admit things in Poway are pretty good, but we can be better. We need a mayor with innovative ideas, with the time and willingness to personally connect with the community. Then Poway can go from good to great,” Vaus said in a video distributed by his campaign  (watch it at the link below).

FlashReport: Stories on the mayor’s race, including from Ron Nehring

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Our statewide media partner, FlashReport, has a number of local stories on the results…

FlashReport – Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Including Ron Nehring’s take…

Stunning special election victory


Be cool.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Across Lines

Monday, February 10, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Politico: The battle for San Diego

Thursday, February 6, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

From Politico…

An off-season mayor’s race in America’s eighth-largest city has become an unexpected magnet for national political groups, as labor unions and Democrats scramble to keep San Diego government in liberal hands and Republicans seek to capture their first big-city mayoral election win in half a decade.

The Tuesday special election in San Diego, triggered by the resignation of Democratic Mayor Bob Filner, caps a tumultuous stretch in the seaside defense-contracting-and-tourism hub that was once a stronghold of California Republicanism. Rocked in the past few years by a public-pensions meltdown that drove one mayor from office and again last year by Filner’s lurid sexual harassment scandal, San Diego politics is now buffeted by a different kind of force: overwhelming outside spending.

Farrah Douglas resigns from Carlsbad City Council

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

February 5, 2014

Mayor Matt Hall
City of Carlsbad
1200 Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Dear Mayor Hall,

It is with great sadness and a deep sense of commitment to the people of Carlsbad that I am writing to inform you of my resignation from my position as City Council member for the City of Carlsbad, effective Friday the 7th of February at 5 pm. Due to pressing personal and family commitments, I feel I cannot continue to offer the level of time and attention this position and our community deserves and that I have been able to provide in the past. I love this community too much to be satisfied with less than complete dedication.

Cash Counter

Monday, February 3, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Jobs Tax and Tourism

Monday, January 27, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

From T.J. Zane, president & CEO of the Lincoln Club of San Diego County…

(click for a larger image)

By now, you may have read or heard reports that the San Diego County Taxpayers Association and the JOBS Coalition submitted over 53,000 signatures to the City Clerk Wednesday as part of the referendum effort to Stop the Jobs Tax in the City of San Diego.

In response to the approval late last year by the San Diego City Council of a 500-900% tax increase on job creators, the JOBS coalition, a group of over 50 businesses, non-profits and community leaders launched an effort to combat the tax.

Video: San Diego Association of Realtors endorsement of Faulconer

Friday, January 24, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Speaker Toni Atkins?

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

From Around the Capitol’s “Nooner”

SPEAKER ATKINS: The word is that Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) has enough pledges to be the next Speaker of the Assembly. The recent push by the Bay Area Council and others may have accelerated the lock down of votes, and Atkins is helped by a crop of Southern California freshmen that are willing to yield to a one-session Speaker before a longer term Speaker is chosen in 2016.

The formal transition is still not expected until after the June primary, which current Speaker John Pérez is on the ballot for State Controller.

Oceanside plays Texas to California’s San Diego – Locate here!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

January 14, 2014

Open Letter to City of San Diego Business Owners

Dear City of San Diego Business Owner,

San Diego is working hard to establish its reputation as an anti-business, anti-taxpayer city. Nothing demonstrates this better than the Linkage Fee, also known as the Jobs Tax; a fee that actually attacks your business and the jobs you create.

If you’re tired of the City of San Diego treating you like a target or a cash cow to fund their special interest pet projects, consider the alternative close to home.

Malkin: “Love knows no color”

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Michelle Malkin’s latest, Tamera Mowry is not alone, is very worth the read. Check out this excerpt…

“Oriental Auntie-Tom,” “yellow woman doing the white man’s job,” “white man’s puppet,” “Manila whore” and “Subic Bay bar girl” are just a few of the printable slurs I’ve amassed over the past quarter-century. You wouldn’t believe how many Neanderthals still think they can break you by sneering “me love you long time” or “holla for a dolla.” My IQ, free will, skin color, eye shape, productivity, sincerity, maiden name and integrity have all been ridiculed or questioned because I happen to be a minority conservative woman happily married to a white man and the mother of two interracial children who see Mom and Dad — not Brown Mom and White Dad.

Sanders: “The Only Candidate”

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Cliff Albert departs KOGO

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
posted by Thor's Assistant


Longtime KOGO Radio Program Director and local radio legend Cliff Albert piqued some curiosities last night with this post on his Facebook page

There is a great blessing to being between jobs during the holidays: Now I’ll get to spend more time with the kids and the grandkids…which will be my greatest gift this Christmas season.


When a friend asked what “between” meant, Albert responded, “Definition of between: Having a former job and a future job at the same time. KOGO is the former, the future is ?”

Breaking: Feds behind NASA

Friday, December 6, 2013
posted by Thor's Assistant

Harkey drops suit against Wyland

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
posted by Thor's Assistant

from CalNewsroom…

A Republican state lawmaker that filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit against another Republican lawmaker has asked the court to dismiss the case. Assemblywoman Diane Harkey, R-Dana Point, requested on November 12 that the Orange County Superior Court dismiss her lawsuit against State Senator Mark Wyland, R- San Diego, without prejudice, according to court records obtained by

In August, first reported that the Orange County Assemblywoman had filed a $10 million lawsuit against Wyland for defamation.

Read it all here.

A new birth of freedom

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
posted by Thor's Assistant

150 years ago today…

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

“Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

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