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Jay Leno: Do you know that this week marks the 40th anniversary of the Watergate hearings? For those of you too young to remember, back then the Administration had an enemies list. They were spying on reporters. They used the IRS to harass groups they didn’t like. Thank God those days are gone forever.
David Letterman: People always say this to me, “Hey, Letterman, why don’t you make jokes about Obama?” All right, I’ll tell you why…I don’t make jokes about him because I don’t want the FBI tapping my phone…that’s why.
CHULA VISTA, Calif. – The family of a local kindergartner says their son was devastated after he was told he couldn’t perform at his school’s upcoming talent show because he wanted to sing a song about God.
According to survey results just released, former San Diego City Councilman and 2012 mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio “stands in a very strong position among voters in the (52nd) district as a potential candidate for Congress, both in terms of a primary and a general election.”
The report goes on to note that DeMaio “currently leads Democrat incumbent Scott Peters on a trial ballot test at this time, with 49% of voters indicating they would vote for DeMaio and only 39% indicating they would vote for Peters.”
Here is the report from the Tarrance Group.
Also, read the Roll Call story.
from the George W. Bush Facebook site…
On April 25, 2013, President and Mrs. Bush commemorated the completion of the George W. Bush Presidential Center — home to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the George W. Bush Institute. The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is located on the campus of Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas, and is the 13th Presidential Library.
from former Congressional candidate Nick Popaditch…
I have been offered a position in the 2013 Teach For America Corps to teach secondary math (grades 7-12) in the Mississippi Delta. April and I are excited about this new mission, including the new scenery. Changing lives and the world, 30 students at a time. What a great mission — one suitable for a Marine.
The next chapter begins…
from the local GOP…
We are DAYS away from selling out the 2013 Lincoln-Reagan Dinner which takes place the evening of Friday, May 3rd. There are only 19 tickets left for this annual marquee event that is sure to be an evening to remember: the DO-NOT-MISS event of the year.
Pala Band of Mission Indians
Lincoln Club of San Diego County
Escondido Mayor Sam Abed
County Supervisor Bill Horn
Governor Luis Fortuño will be sharing his experiences as governor of Puerto Rico and how he made the case for Republican principles with Latino voters.
From Senator Joel Anderson…
In case you missed it, I wrote an op-ed that appeared in this morning’s San Diego Union Tribune which called for a drastic change in the Caltrans culture of corruption and urged my colleagues to vote against the nomination of Acting Director Malcolm Dougherty. Some of the highlights of the op-ed include:
Under Dougherty’s leadership over the last three years, Caltrans has:
- Allowed the department’s 20,000 employees’ average salary to balloon to over $100,000 while California ranks 48th in state highway performance and cost-effectiveness. The does not include the cost of lifetime health care or retirement benefits.
College Republicans at UCSD and YAF are proud to invite you to a screening of FrackNation and a presentation by the film’s Executive Producer Ann McElhinney.
The feature documentary is billed as “A journalist’s search for the fracking truth.”
The event will take place at UCSD in the Multi-Purpose Room of the SSC building, this Thursday, April 11th at 7 p.m. Signs will be on campus to help you find your way, but below are Facebook event details and an interactive map of campus. Admission is free, but capacity is limited to 250. If you have any questions please contact the Vice-Chair of College Republicans at UCSD, Claire Hsieh, email@example.com.
A $10,000 California State University bachelor’s degree? by Assemblyman Dan Logue in Fox & Hounds
ICYMI on Rostra: An Analysis of the District 4 Special Election Precinct Results
“The latest report from the State Auditor of the ineptitude of Caltrans management is appalling and not at all surprising. For the past three years, incident after incident have been revealed of Caltrans putting Californians safety at risk and wasting billions of tax dollars in the process. Yet Californians are still waiting for our Governor and Democratic super-majority to own up to their responsibility to be good stewards of the precious tax dollars we have entrusted to them. We deserve better,” said Senator Joel Anderson.
Who are those guys?
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California politician proposes tax on email
From The Washington Times…
Automatic federal cuts are bringing staffers to the brink of starvation, suggested Debbie Wasserman Schultz, at a recent House Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee hearing.
Meanwhile, Ms. Wasserman Schultz’s staffers earn between $60,000 and $160,000 per year, Fox News reports.
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The food fight is getting interesting. From 80th Assembly District candidate Steve Castaneda…
Elections Require a Campaign Not a Coronation
Castaneda Poll Shows Reality Not Wishful Thinking
In response to the loaded poll released by Lorena Gonzalez’s State Assembly campaign, the Castaneda campaign released the following statement:
“Polls are a snapshot in time. It is clear that if the election were held today, Steve Castaneda would be in a prime spot to win this race, with a 5% lead. The Gonzalez camp would like nothing better than to turn this into a Sacramento driven-coronation party, and releasing their push poll just plays into this fantasy.”
Thanks to avid Rostra reader Evan McLaughlin for noting, in response to today’s earlier post, a different poll rebutting Steve Castaneda’s claim of a five-point marginal lead over Lorena Gonzalez in the 80th Assembly District.
In fact, the other stats indicate the Castaneda-touted poll is a mere 37 points off.
McLaughlin provided the link to a San Diego Politico post, “Real Questions Produce Real Answers: Polling Shows Lorena Gonzalez with 32-point Lead Over Opponent,” generated from a Gonzalez press release…
“Pro-jobs Democrat Lorena Gonzalez leads opponent Steve Castaneda by 32 points in polling conducted in the Assembly District 80 special election.
Polling from Competitive Edge, released by Steve Casteneda…
For those taking note that both Senator Mark Wyland and Assemblywoman Diane Harkey announced as candidates for State Board of Equalization recently, could this be the great equalizer for Wyland?…
Candidate for vice chair of the California Republican Party Harmeet Dhillon’s speech at the monthly meeting of the Republican Party of San Diego County last week. Mrs. Dhillon described her background, what made her a Republican and what she aims to bring to the California Republican Party.
From Tony Krvaric…
Come network with like-minded patriots, hear great speakers and meet dozens of candidates and elected officials…
There is no such thing as an “off year” – at least not here in San Diego County. Come join us for the Official February Event for all Republicans in San Diego County…
…this Monday (Monday, February 11, 2013) at 6 pm at the Rancho Bernardo Inn with our special guest David Siegel, Consul General of Israel in Los Angeles who will be discussing the impact of the recent elections in Israel, the situation in the Middle East, and the future of American-Israeli relations.