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Assemblyman Jones Denounces Latest Gas Tax Gimmick

Thursday, October 9, 2014
posted by Assemblyman Brian Jones

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblyman Jones (R-Santee), in his latest “Are You Kidding Me?” segment, denounces a recent bill signed by Governor Brown, calling on the California Transportation Commission to study options for imposing a new tax on motorists per each mile traveled. According to the Department of Finance, this study could cost taxpayers up to $20 million. Assemblyman Jones says, “This will have a devastating effect if it goes any further than just a study – people will travel less, contribute to our local economy less, but the taxpayers will pay more. What’s more, people will be forced to move into urban areas, once again disenfranchising California’s rural residents.”

Disapproval of President described as “intense”

The best weapon Carl DeMaio has in his campaign arsenal may very well prove to be Barack Obama.

Survey results show President Obama’s approval ratings extremely low in the 52nd Congressional District, where Republican DeMaio is challenging incumbent Democrat Scott Peters in a nationally watched race.

The poll, to be released today by the Republican Party of San Diego County, indicates widespread disapproval of Obama’s performance, not only with Republicans but also among key non-partisan and minor party voters.

Let’s start with this; there is no “tea party”.  There is a “tea party movement,” there are “tea party groups,” there are “tea party activists” and there are “people who agree with tea party principles.” In that tea party movement, there are libertarians, social conservatives, immigration activists, fiscal conservatives, Second Amendment defenders, and other conservative-leaning Americans.

Scott Peters in my ‘hood

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
posted by Elliot Schroeder

Living in CA-52, I posted before how Scott Peters was calling me, a registered Republican that votes in every election. Yesterday, they took it up a notch. I saw a Scott Peters flyer at my house and my wife (also registered Republican) said a precinct walker came to our house. It wasn’t a random door-to-door, they had our names and a clipboard and asked if we are voting for Peters. My wife said no, and they logged it on their sheet. Makes me wonder if they’re planning repercussions after the election!(/sarcasm)

Poll indicates “enthusiasm gap” is favoring DeMaio over Peters

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
posted by Greg Larkin

A survey released today by the Republican Party of San Diego County notes that likely voters in the nationally-watched race between Congressman Scott Peters and GOP challenger Carl DeMaio are more enthusiastic about supporting Republican candidates than they are Democrats.

The 16 percent margin between GOP and Dem favored candidates, often called the “enthusiasm gap,” is significant in a competitive race such as underway in San Diego’s 52nd Congressional District, due to the strong likelihood that voter turnout may very well decide the contest. If voters from one party are more inclined to vote, that party’s candidate has an important advantage in such elections.

Christian Republicans for Scott Peters?

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
posted by Eric Andersen

This week a number of my friends, well respected Christian leaders, wrote a public letter encouraging Christ followers to vote for the Democrat incumbent Scott Peters in the 52nd Congressional District race instead of the endorsed Republican, Carl DeMaio. They did so on the basis of a moral issue – his position on same sex marriage.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                            October 6, 2014

CONTACT:   Vince Vasquez

Report: November Election Promises Competitive, Pivotal Races in San Diego
Higher Voter Turnout, Moderate Electorate Projected

SAN DIEGO – As early voting begins today in the November 4th gubernatorial general election, the National University System Institute for Policy Research (NUSIPR) identified key dynamics to look for in the election cycle. Using GIS software and data from the Registrar of Voters, NUSIPR evaluated results from the previous June election and made new assessments for November.

The threat cyber criminals pose to our computer-dependent world cannot be overstated. Our society benefits greatly from Internet technology, whether we use it to pay bills, monitor our health or communicate with friends, family or government agencies.

However, those benefits come with risks which must be addressed. That’s why I introduced Assembly Bill 1649, which creates a new crime in statute to address increasing incidents of illegal access to communication systems and websites of governments, schools and hospitals.

Well, at least it wasn’t close.  California Governor Jerry Brown has a LOCK on last place in a Cato study that just came out — comparing governors’ performance regarding “Fiscal Policy.”  The second worst governor (John Hickenlooper, D, Colorado) earned an abysmal score — but still scored 37% higher than anchor-clanker Brown.

Thank Goodness Governor Brown is fiscally prudent — verified by gushing accolades from our ever-reliable MSM.  Otherwise Brown might have earned a REALLY low score!

Make a difference … and get paid!

Friday, October 3, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Don’t miss out on your chance to make $100 a day working on some of the most watched campaigns in the nation!

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State Ed candidate Tuck gets new consultants

Thursday, October 2, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Cate questions Kim’s support for reforms

Thursday, October 2, 2014
posted by Press Releases / Media Advisories

Carol Kim did not vote for pension reform four years ago

SAN DIEGO (October 2, 2014)—Chris Cate, a candidate for San Diego City Council District 6, is calling on his opponent Carol Kim to confirm whether she supports two voter-approved reforms: Comprehensive Pension Reform and Managed Competition. Both reforms passed overwhelming with more 60% of the vote, and each has proven effective at saving tax dollars.  

Four years ago, when pension reform was on the ballot, Kim didn’t vote

U-T San Diego: The best choice for San Diego City Council

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

In case you missed it…

“The most important race on the San Diego ballot Nov. 4 is the campaign for City Council between political newcomers Chris Cate and Carol Kim to represent the communities from Clairemont and Kearny Mesa north through Mira Mesa.”

Read it all in the U-T.

Perverted Permitting Process?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
posted by The Smiling Spotlight

Don’t we love local politics, especially in small town Encinitas where the gloves ALWAYS come off!

SUMMARY:  Texas Governor Perry unwisely channeled $40 million of state aid to Toyota to move their HQ and 3,000 employees from California to Texas. New York Governor Cuomo just gave a solar company (a company with unproven technology that’s never netted a penny profit) over a billion dollars of taxpayer money.

Guess which governor the press castigated, and which one likely will be — if anything — praised by the MSM for his insightful expenditure of OPM.


Raise the Balloon Walk – UPDATED

Saturday, September 27, 2014
posted by B-Daddy

I walked in today’s Raise the Balloon event down Morena Blvd.  It was a great day for a walk and by my estimate, about 350 people showed up; joining at various points along the walk.  I didn’t learn much new about the problem, except the assertion that there is a lot of obfuscation at city hall as to who has the authority over this proposed change to zoning.  Allegedly, the planning commission has nothing to do with this, according to one of my co-marcher.  The change is a set-up, to automatically kick in when the trolley extension is built and blame it on SB 375 mandates to allow politicians to avoid responsibility for a clearly unpopular move.  More research is needed to judge the accuracy of this assertion.

SUMMATION:  Based on my updated research, the highest residential cost electrical utility in the nation by FAR is SEMPRA — a.k.a. SDG&E. Second is Pacific Gas&Electric. Third? Southern CA Edison. And all three lead the pack by a LOT.

California’s industrial electricity rates are FAR higher compared to other states — 85.4% higher than the national average as of July, 2014.  That’s a much worst difference than our average residential rates compared to other states. 

Poway’s Mayor race: Vaus or Higginson?

Friday, September 26, 2014
posted by Poway Roger

Poway’s Mayor race — Councilman Steve Vaus or current Mayor Don Higginson?

This year’s election started out bland several months ago with only incumbent Higginson announcing he would run. Things became a bit more interesting when rumors started to circulate that Councilmember Jim Cunningham, a Democrat, would challenge the Republican mayor. That would have been an interesting race, with two moderates from two different parties. But ultimately Cunningham declined to run.

Fighting Green Grifting in Bay Park

Thursday, September 25, 2014
posted by B-Daddy

In an earlier post, I laid bare the hypocrisy and mendacity of the effort to rezone Morena.  Saturday, September 27, at 10:00 a.m., you have the chance to protest the green grifters and their plans for a whoreticulture of high-rises in Bay Park.  There will be a march along Morena by the “folks” whose neighborhood is under siege on the unproven theory that density is destiny, as far as carbon is concerned.

From the Raise the Balloon web site:

Lawsuit against Hueso alleges numerous campaign violations

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
posted by Press Releases / Media Advisories

A lawsuit filed today in San Diego Superior Court alleges a number of violations of the Political Reform Act by State Senator Ben Hueso. Local activist Ken Moser, one of those filing the suit, holds no punches in a brief interview with Rostra. “Most people forget that Ben Hueso was a friend of former City Councilman Ralph Inzunza,” said Moser. “When Ralph was indicted, Hueso inherited his seat. Inzunza ended up doing time at the United States Penitentiary in Atwater after being convicted on federal corruption charges.  Hueso in my opinion actually has a worst history of corruption when you look at his sordid history of campaign violations.”

Who’s schooling who in Oceanside? Or is it whom?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
posted by Thor's Assistant

Mass mailing and continuing education gurus Fred Pryor Seminars may be trying to save on postage costs, but we’re thinking some of their joint invitees may not be inclined to share a ride together to class…

For those not familiar with the names shown, Oceanside Council Member Gary Felien is the treasurer of the Republican Party of San Diego County. Francine Busby, a former school board member and Congressional candidate, is the chair of the San Diego County Democratic Party.

The “Living Wage” Sham

Sunday, September 21, 2014
posted by B-Daddy

The campaign to raise the minimum wage here in San Diego has been fraught with distortions and misleading information.  Thankfully, it looks like we will see the wage hike put to the voters in June 2015 2016.  Why the wait?  I’ll find out.

I’ve been harping on the high cost of electricity in California, a concern to us all — especially compared to other states — and ESPECIALLY compared to our hated rival Texas.  But that’s not the ONLY utility comparison that should concern us.

By chance I came across a residential water rate calculator for San Antonio – the most drought-stricken city in a field of 225.  I recently wrote a piece about their remarkable water improvement projects vs. parched Los Angeles, so this all ties together!

Observations from #ConstitutionDaySD

Thursday, September 18, 2014
posted by Brian Brady

I spoke today, to a classroom of young people at a private high school in San Diego.  This is my second year as a speaker for the ACLU-sponsored “Constitution Day”.  Last year, I presented to 60 middle school students in Chula Vista so I was looking forward to changing my presentation for a high school class.  Here were some of my observations:

Peters charged San Diego taxpayers nearly $70,000 to drive to work

San Diego – A newly-released public records document from the City of San Diego on September 4 shows Scott Peters, who is personally worth more than $100 million, charged over $69,338.27 to San Diego taxpayers for his personal “car allowance” used to pay for his new BMW.

DeMaio holds records recently released showing multi-millionaire Scott Peters took nearly $70,000 in taxpayer-funded auto allowances

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