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from the SDUT…
CARLSBAD — A Carlsbad councilman’s ardent prayer sparked a public outburst and a 10-minute recess at the start of this week’s Carlsbad City Council meeting.
Councilman Mark Packard, a lay leader in the local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was asked at the last minute Tuesday to give the meeting invocation when the guest scheduled to do it didn’t appear.
We received an email saying that the moderators’ “duty” is to monitor the blog only and keep our opinions to ourselves.
We’re very glad now to be informed of the rules for OUR blog.
We provide quite a bit of latitude and seldom refuse comments. The fact that we’ve needed to weigh in on the recent Poway Unified discussion moreso than for other threads speaks to the passion of those involved in the issue. We’ll continue to use our best judgement to do as we see fit.
Email sent from Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus to NBC News…
Mr. Andrew Lack
Chairman, NBC News
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, New York 10112
Dear Mr. Lack,
I write to inform you that pending further discussion between the Republican National Committee (RNC) and our presidential campaigns, we are suspending the partnership with NBC News for the Republican primary debate at the University of Houston on February 26, 2016. The RNC’s sole role in the primary debate process is to ensure that our candidates are given a full and fair opportunity to lay out their vision for America’s future. We simply cannot continue with NBC without full consultation with our campaigns.
More on the fallout from WeaselZippers
In the “old days,” someone from YAF or CRs would have stood up for these guys. Anyone?
As her tenure as Assembly speaker winds to a close, Toni Atkins is preparing for her next major political battle: intra-party combat.
Atkins is taking on state Sen. Marty Block for his San Diego seat, a highly unusual challenge in a political culture that privileges — and fiercely protects — incumbents.
…over the holiday weekend:
Pete Wilson campaigns for stepson
Phil Graham says he has never traded on the well-known name of his stepdad, two-time California Gov. Pete Wilson. In fact, many with whom he has interacted have had no idea they are related.
Now, however, Graham is grateful for the strong support of the former San Diego mayor and U.S. senator. He recently launched his campaign for state Assembly in the 76th District, which covers north coastal San Diego County.
Quiet supervisor’s race may be deceiving
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.”
…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.
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.
Long, but so worth the laughs…
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.”
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.”
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…