Posts Tagged ‘Two Cathedrals’
Greetings Rostrafarians! Four seasons and three events later, and our socialist (and reporter, same thing?) friends still wanna hang with us over beers, bites and political banter.
The last event in the summer drew a nearly unmanageable crowd of about 100 – bringing out the likes of the Gonzalez siblings, San Diego CityBeat hipsters and our liberal blog counterparts at Two Cathedrals.
We should be slightly more subdued and relaxed for our fall gathering this Thursday at the South Park Abbey, 1946 Fern Street. Join us there at 5:30 p.m. to review the latest and greatest – from rumored Comprehensive Pension Reform signature counts to the new kid on the city ballot – the Project Labor Agreement ban.
The San Diego Reader’s David Rice has the story.
Colin Parent, a Two Cathedrals contributor and political director of the San Diego County Young Democrats, has taken over as Director of External Affairs for the California Department of Housing and Community Development as of July 5.
Parent tweeted the good news yesterday.
According to the Young Democrats press release, at HCD Parent “will lead efforts to market the Department’s programs, serve as a liaison to external stakeholders and government entities, and direct the Department’s media relations.”
Parent will remain on the board of the Young Democrats and continue to advise the organization, the press release states.
Lucas O’Connor over at Two Cathedrals has raised some interesting questions about the implications of private donors exerting influence over public space and services.
His post begins:
A new front opened last night in the saga of Balboa Park, with the Old Globe’s Executive Producer emailing the theater’s email list with a pitch for the Plaza de Panama Committee’s recommendations for park redesign and lobbying for theater patrons to contact their city councilmember. It reignites debate over Balboa Park’s future and sparks new ethical and pragmatic questions about the relationship between money and political lobbying efforts.
Oh my, the shenanigans continues.
It’s a darn good thing that it does for those of us who like to share airspace with other poliwonks, politicos and press-pass junkies.
In a bi-partisan, put down your swords, have a beer for goodness sake and sign a peace treaty effort, our little gatherings between Rostrafarians, our liberal darling blogger friends at Two Cathedrals, and those hipster CityBeat cats continues to grow in legend as well as attendance.
Honestly, I was there last time and I can’t say I remember the punch line to that joke.
But I can report this, Rostrafarians, it was fun. Big fun!
If you know what’s good for you, and I think you do, you’ll join us this week for the second tweet-up with our good frienemies over at that “other” local political blog, Two Cathedrals.
There will be lots of off-the-record fun, trash-talkin,’ and political swagger with a great group of likewise politically-aware folks up for a good time.
The call to “civil discourse” was never anything more than a call to censorship of the right.
The local “progressive” blog Two Cathedrals objected to my use of “hitmen.” I used it to describe the men of the left who are coming after Darrell Issa. Never mind that the liberal allies of these particular operatives have bragged that Averell “Ace” Smith is like Michael Corleone. The point is that liberals (the first to censor and the last to admit it) are on high metaphor alert after the Tuscon tragedy. In any event, after a few of us Rostrafarians ribbed Two Cathedrals for its fashionable hypersensitivity, we got this response: “Suggesting that hitmen, left/right/up/down, are coming after a congressperson seems in poor taste. An opinion.”