An Evening of Pleasure… and PAIN

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As readers know, a night with The Barkeep is always pleasurable (he’s insightful from decades in local politics) and painful (the next morning). I got up at 10am this morning. I usually get up at 6am. Enough said. The Barkeep on redistricting: “Everyone’s seen the Empower San Diego map now. It was b******t. If the commission approves something as obviously …

The Barkeep Goes to the Republican Convention

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I had a few with The Barkeep tonight. Downtown. The normal place. If I ramble you can figure out why. I took notes though. He went to the Republican Convention this week at the Capitol. Here’s my version of what he said: The big fight was about whether or not the GOP would endorse. That’s all anyone flapped their gums …

My Head Hurts

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Another night with The Barkeep. Only now can I put pen to ink, or the computer equivalent. Getting to it, The Barkeep: So you’ve got how many Republicans in the Mayor’s race? Faulconer, DeMaio, Fletcher, and Francis? Maybe Dumanis, but I’m guessing that deals been made. That’s the word anyway. OK I’d love to see four Republicans as the only …

An Evening with the Barkeep

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Last night… downtown… the Barkeep speaks (as interpreted by me from notes): Wayne in 2nd place in District 6 I believe must have surprised some people. Wasn’t even close, more than ten damn points if I remember. Give old Wayne the votes of Hadley and Tran’s votes to Zapf and we are looking at almost 50% for Zapf. Not a …

I’ll Admit

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Well I’ll be the first to admit you should not (repeat not) drink during the workday. But my old friend “The Barkeep” called from Dobsons and I felt the obligation to join him. Several stiff ones later I felt the obligation to take a cab home. So now that I’ve taken a nap, what did I learn? To paraphrase, and …