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San Diegans tell us…
“The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear a California challenge to the financing of public-sector unions sent fear through organized labor Tuesday, with the threat that the justices could blunt one of the state’s most powerful political forces.
“If Orange County teacher Rebecca Friedrichs wins her case against the California Teachers Assn., it could prompt an exodus of members and lead thousands of the state’s public workers to stop paying union dues or fees.”
“The public employee unions make the robber barons and the railroad barons of 100 years ago look like small potatoes,” said Republican campaign consultant Kevin Spillane.
In response to the weekend admission by San Diego Councilmember David Alvarez that he’s never seen Star Wars, we ran a little caption contest for his tweeted photo, resulting in some creative selections.
Yet, the best response wasn’t a caption, it was a reaction, from an anonymous sender…
From the SDUT…
Campaign consultant drops Dave Roberts
Tom Shepard bows out of 2016 bid by supervisor, who faces accusations from former aides
SAN DIEGO — Tom Shepard, the political consultant who has worked with some of the biggest names in local politics, has dumped Supervisor Dave Roberts as a client.
Briggs and his law firm have sued on behalf of more than 30 charitable nonprofits, almost all of which he and his family helped create. An inewsource review of public records found state and federal governments have suspended more than half of the groups, including the Navy Broadway Complex Coalition (which was later reinstated), for failing to file legally required documents showing finances, mission statements and board structures.
from a National Review article…
It’s important to note here that “stir up hatred against” does not mean “instruct a crowd to kill” or “explicitly incite violence against.” Both of those things are already illegal under the Supreme Court’s 1969 Brandenburg standard. Rather, it is a fancy way of saying “be really mean to.”
by the SDUT’s Logan Jenkins…
Sam Abed, Escondido’s mayor, has not announced his candidacy for Dave Roberts’ supervisor seat.
Abed’s just making calls, prospecting for endorsements among fellow electeds. But last week, the texts were flying. You heard about Sam?
From last night’s San Diego County Taxpayers Association dinner…
SAN DIEGO — County Supervisor Dave Roberts has hired a crisis communication specialist to help his political career weather accusations from former staff members.
Roberts has brought on board political consultant Gary Gartner, a personal friend and strategist for his supervisorial campaign.
The head of the 2013 effort to recall San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is calling on County Supervisor Dave Roberts to resign from office, in the wake of several allegations of impropriety against him by former staff members.
Michael Pallamary, who started the effort to remove Filner from office prior to the then-Mayor ultimately resigning in August 2013, today sent the following letter to Supervisor Roberts:
Michael J. Pallamary,
Recall Filner Committee
May 15, 2015
Supervisor Dave Roberts
County Board of Supervisors
1600 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101
NBC7: A Look Inside Supervisor Dave Roberts’ Office Amid Turmoil
A former employee in San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts’ office says the supervisor refused to act on complaints from staffers as documents confirm there has been almost a complete turnover of staff at the District 3 office since January.
At least two of those former staffers claim Roberts created a “hostile workplace.” NBC 7 Investigates has also confirmed those former employees have both hired attorneys and are considering lawsuits against the county.
U-T’s Logan Jenkins: Slap of Roberts stuns insiders
That’s the message Rostra blogger Eric Andersen received with the photos below.
Eric posted to his Facebook page, “Received these two photos from a friend traveling in Rome today and it made me think of a few of mine.”
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From Chairman Tony Krvaric…
Some articles and reactions…
from Capitol Resource Institute…
Log Cabin Inside the Tent
By a lopsided vote the California Republican Party (CRP) granted a charter to Log Cabin California, a gay Republican organization. Meeting in Sacramento Sunday, Republican delegates voted 861 to 293 to grant official recognition to the California chapter of the Log Cabin Republicans.
T. J. Zane, who over the last several years has been instrumental in building the Lincoln Club of San Diego into one of the most prominent political forces in the area, was announced today as the Executive Director of the Republican Party of San Diego County.
“I’m honored that Tony Krvaric has asked me to serve as the new Executive Director,” Zane told Rostra. “Chairman Krvaric has grown the Republican Party into one of the most effective political party organizations in California. Building upon the strong foundation left by his predecessor, Ron Nehring, Tony leads a committee that is indispensible to Republican candidates in San Diego. By marshaling the volunteer base of the party and skillful fundraising, the Republican Party has made the crucial difference in every recent election.”
Voice: The 2014 Voice of the Year Is … — Sea World foes, Jerry Sanders, Todd Gloria, Lorena Gonzalez make the list.
Voice: Part Two, Voice of the Year: The Near-Misses — Rostra contributors Kevin Faulconer, Jason Roe and Revolvis, Carl DeMaio, Barry Jantz are mentioned.
Breitbart: Top 25 Conservative Voices in California — Rostra contributors Tom Del Beccaro, Jon Fleischman, Richard Rider are making an impact.
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Political Vanguard’s Tom Del Beccaro: Winners and losers of 2014 — Hillary makes both ends of the list.
Voice: A Year of Firsts and Scandals in Sacramento — Brian Joseph: “This was a year of historic elections and searing scandals. Here’s the top events in state politics – from a San Diego perspective – of 2014.”
–A focus on cops–
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Voice: The 2014 Voice of the Year Is … — Jerry Sanders tossed in as a token, but he apparently only speaks for “big business”
Rostra: “The Twelve Days of Recount” — A new song by Derrick Roach
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