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Labor Day meme: True or not? Please discuss.

Friday, September 4, 2015
posted by Thor's Assistant

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Fabiani: Getting sports radio to make things up

Monday, August 3, 2015
posted by Thor's Assistant

From Tony Manolatos, who learned a couple of things while the spokesman for the Citizens Stadium Advisory Group…

The Mighty 1090’s Dan Sileo read a critical letter on air about a week ago. Dan said the letter was written by the NFL and was going to be delivered to the Mayor that morning. I remember hearing him on air saying something like, “The NFL has brought the hammer down on San Diego.”

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SDUT: City Ethics Commission picks get political

Saturday, August 1, 2015
posted by Thor's Assistant

…But, nothing is ever political in the City of San Diego, so this is really odd.

The nominees include La Mesa Councilmember Bill Baber, Attorney and Rostra Contributor Ryan Darby, and some Democrats that have never ever done anything political.

Read it here.

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An odd field

Thursday, July 23, 2015
posted by Thor's Assistant

Possibly far more compelling than the odds selected by the local political analyst, is the fact that there are that many wannabes in the field at this point.

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The Daily Transcript to end publication

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
posted by Thor's Assistant

Sad news for a San Diego Institution…

Sadly after almost 130 years of operation, The Daily Transcript/San Diego Source will print its last newspaper on Sept. 1 and cease operations on Sept. 21, 2015.

The changing publishing paradigm has made the maintenance of a news organization of the size and scope represented by The Daily Transcript/San Diego Source in a market of San Diego’s size problematic. While many cost savings measures have been initiated in the past, including the enthusiastic embrace of rapidly changing technology, producing the daily news, data and information for which the company is known requires a relatively large number of employees with related support systems. Increasing overhead, health care costs and the uncertain future of the news industry dictate that the company is no longer a viable business.

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John Oliver on Stadiums

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
posted by Thor's Assistant

Long, but so worth the laughs…

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Financial support for Faulconer making for a quiet Summer? The media take…

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
posted by Thor's Assistant

Voice: Democrats Struggling to Muster Mayoral Candidates – By Scott Lewis

“The next election for mayor of the city of San Diego is 11 months away and nobody has stood up to challenge Mayor Kevin Faulconer – a fact that seems to be frustrating Democrats who not that long ago thought they had ushered in a new progressive majority in city politics.”

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Times of San Diego: Faulconer, Sherman Report Significant Campaign Fundraising — by Chris Jennewein

“San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and City Councilman Scott Sherman on Wednesday reported significant fundraising for their 2016 re-election campaigns.”

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Happy Independence — from something

Thursday, July 2, 2015
posted by Thor's Assistant

San Diegans tell us…

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LATimes: Labor fears setback as Supreme Court hears case on union dues, fees

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
posted by Thor's Assistant

“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.

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What? You haven’t seen Star Wars?!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
posted by Thor's Assistant

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…

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Rostra caption contest with David Alvarez

Monday, June 8, 2015
posted by Thor's Assistant

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San Diego Councilmember David Alvarez tweeted this over the weekend. Please come up with your chosen caption…

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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.

Read it all at the Union-Tribune.

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inewsource: Briggs-associated nonprofits flout state, federal laws

Thursday, May 28, 2015
posted by Thor's Assistant

An excerpt…

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.

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Poll: Lots of Americans support repealing the right to be really, really mean

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
posted by Thor's Assistant

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.”

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U-T: Abed eying Roberts’ seat?

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
posted by Thor's Assistant

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?

Read it here.

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A few good bike paths

Friday, May 22, 2015
posted by Thor's Assistant

From last night’s San Diego County Taxpayers Association dinner…

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San Diego City Councilman Chris Cate celebrates Red Nose Day

Thursday, May 21, 2015
posted by Thor's Assistant


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U-T: Dave Roberts hires political crisis expert

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
posted by Thor's Assistant

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.

Read it here.

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Head of Filner recall calls on Roberts to resign

Friday, May 15, 2015
posted by Thor's Assistant

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,
Former Chairman
Recall Filner Committee

May 15, 2015

Supervisor Dave Roberts
County  Board  of  Supervisors
1600  Pacific  Highway
San Diego, CA 92101

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Trade you two Roberts for a Filner?

Thursday, May 14, 2015
posted by Thor's Assistant

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Mark Robak sent this along, saying “I have now completed my San Diego Dave Roberts baseball card collection!”

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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.

Read it all here.

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U-T’s Logan Jenkins: Slap of Roberts stuns insiders

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“At the Rostra in Rome and thought of you”

Monday, April 27, 2015
posted by Thor's Assistant

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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For more on The Rostra, click here.

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Reid to retire

Friday, March 27, 2015
posted by Thor's Assistant

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Save The Date: 2015 Lincoln Reagan Dinner — June 13 with Senator Rand Paul

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
posted by Thor's Assistant

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