Supervisor Jim Desmond – An Uncommon Man

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uncommon adjective un-com-mon  | \ en-‘ka-men Definition of uncommon 1: not ordinarily encountered:unusual 2: remarkable, exceptional Supervisors shoot down Desmond’s Proposal to Stop Enforcing State Reopening Plan Those opposing Desmond? Mayor Steve Vaus’s allies, “Republican” Supervisors Dianne Jacob and Kristin Gaspar. In a courageous and uncommon 1-4 vote Supervisor Desmond upheld what is sorely lacking in government — the core philosophy …

Office of Equity and Racial Justice?

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We definitely have a character problem. We’re unable to self govern across a specter of occupations, but San Diego’s Reverend Shane Harris and County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar believe our character issues/sin can be addressed by — wait for it — more government and an empowered Office of Equity and Racial Justice. I’d like to ask the Reverend how that worked …

McCann Plays Chicken with SD GOP

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Chicken is a political/economical model of conflict for two players in game theory. It has its origin in a game in which two drivers head towards each other on a collision course. One must swerve or both may die, but if one driver swerves and the other does not, the one who swerved will be called “chicken,” meaning “coward.” Last …

District 5: The Ethic of Batten & Co.

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Responding to the recent post by Patrick Batten’s campaign donor, Brian Brady, “Joe Leventhal, is you or is you ain’t a candidate?” — Brady puts to question the ethic of Joe Leventhal by defining the term “candidate” in a fashion not enumerated in the City of San Diego’s Municipal Code.  We don’t have the privilege of creating our own definition …

A Condemnation of Hunter’s Murder of Women & Children

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As a member of the San Diego County Republican Central Committee, and as a Christ follower, there is no greater indictment on our Party’s lack of principle and faux commitment to the sanctity of human life than the fact that Congressman Duncan Hunter acknowledges without remorse the murder of women and children while simultaneously defending a soldier who has done …

Joel Anderson Earns Key Support From Republican Members of AD71

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Former Senator Joel Anderson earned key support this past week in his bid to become the next San Diego County Supervisor in East County’s 2nd District. Members of the Republican Party of San Diego’s most conservative Assembly District, the 71st,  unanimously pledged their support for Anderson.  Referring to the decision , District Leader Dustin Trotter shared, “Joel gets things done. …

County Supervisor D2 Race

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Candidate “A” vs. Candidate “B” Republicans will be faced with a choice between two conservatives for San Diego County Supervisor D2 next Spring. Who should the GOP endorse “A” or “B”? I think the choice for conservatives is clear. Not only about who should receive the GOP endorsement but about whom is in the best position to win in the …

Folly and the San Diego County Republican Party

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This is not a religious post but it seems apropos here. “As a dog returns to his vomit, so fools repeat their folly.” – Proverbs 26:11 Almost on cue Darrell Issa told CBS Wednesday, “If the President calls and says will you serve your country, the answer always is … you will.” While I’m not surprised at the opportunism of the …

Direct Democracy

Michael Allman and ‘Direct Democracy’

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“When I am elected to Congress, I am going to vote on issues the way my constituents tell me to vote …” – Michael Allman, Candidate for the 52nd Congressional District. Allman hopes to bring his success from the tech world to the 52nd Congressional District by implementing a political “operating system” dependent upon the will of the majority. Absent …

AB 2943 and the Cutting Down of the First Amendment

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The painting is of Sir Thomas More’s daughter saying goodbye to her father. More was beheaded by King Henry after refusing to acknowledge the State as Supreme Head of the Church of England and refusing to approve the annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon. “And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned around on you–where …

On Republics and Sanctuary Cities

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As a Republican, I don’t particularly enjoy siding with Governor Brown on an issue let alone on one as emotionally charged as sanctuary cities. Not sure our reasoning was the same but to his credit he took Senator Kevin DeLeon’s SB54 and with encouragement from the California Police Chiefs Association multiplied DeLeon’s exclusions twelvefold, from 65 crimes to 800. My oath …

Chula Vista Republicans Advocate for Tax Increase

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Two Republican Chula Vista City Council Members, Mike Diaz and John McCann, have opposed the San Diego County Republican Party and are advocating a sales tax increase. Let me get this straight. Despite nearly seven out of ten American firefighters being volunteer, and despite California firefighters being paid 60 percent more than the other 49 states (CA median income is …

Sen. Rand Paul

Duncan Hunter and the 1.3T Omnibus Spending Bill

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In the photo above Sen. Rand Paul holds the 2,232 page budget busting bill that took two hours to print, but I think there’s hope for reform in Washington if we can get just one of our founding ideas right. The self-evident truth that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. This includes …

A Pragmatist Guide to Failure

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Anyone notice the basic Biblical, Constitutional and economical premises being compromised by Democrats and so called conservative Republicans with regard to the shooting in Florida? A basic premise is an absolute that tolerates no compromise with its antithesis. The homeowner doesn’t compromise with the burglar. To paraphrase Ayn Rand, for the homeowner to offer even one item of silverware would …