Vacation thoughts on Cox and Allen

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Some thoughts while spending a few days away… Neither Travis Allen nor John Cox can beat Gavin Newsom in the general election, nor can either beat any Dem for that matter. Only Cox has a chance to make it past the primary. It now increasingly looks like he’ll be number two next Tuesday. Having him on the ballot in November, …

Surprised that DeMaio didn’t run? Just follow the moves.

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When Carl DeMaio pulled papers for the 50th Congressional District on Monday of last week, while also paying the $1,740 non-refundable filing fee, many thought that was a final decision. He was indeed running against Duncan Hunter. When he then announced last Friday he wasn’t running, it surprised the same “many.” Why the heck would he cough up over 1,700 …

The 2,000-year-old blog

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As is my custom for more than a decade now, on this eve… And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city …

A tale of two sentiments about two Chargers’ cities

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There’s nothing that better exemplifies the Chargers’ fall from grace — and respect — in San Diego than two comments, made about six years apart by John Lynch, once a huge advocate for the team. In November 2011 to Voice of SD, just after it was announced Doug Manchester and Lynch were partnering to purchase and operate The San Diego Union-Tribune: …

Shooting aftermath: Do we need to reconsider our relationship with politics?

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Yesterday, following the shooting in the DC area, a “friend” posted on Facebook, “I guess that’s one way to open Republican seats…” I assume he thought his comment was both humorous and somehow appropriate. Therein lies at least some of the tragedy. Can you imagine following the 2012 Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting, anyone making a “joke” about that being …