Sheriff Gore is willingly refusing to obey the law

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Guest Commentary by Hon. Rob McNelis An injustice is happening in San Diego County. And, the person causing the injustice is the county’s top law enforcement officer, Sheriff Bill Gore. Sheriff Gore is denying the Second Amendment rights of San Diego County residents who want to carry concealed firearms outside of the home. Gore has set-up secret, undisclosed internal policies …

San Diego and Orange County GOP chairmen both ask Mayes to resign as Assembly Republican Leader

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Tony Krvaric and Fred Whitaker, the respective chairmen of the San Diego County and Orange County Republican Parties, today asked Assemblyman Chad Mayes to step down from his position as Assembly Republican Leader, following Mayes’ support last week of extending the Cap and Trade program. Here is the letter from Krvaric… California Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes State Capitol, Suite …

American Health Care Act an Important First Step

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Guest Commentary by San Diego City Councilmember Scott Sherman There’s a reason Congress has approval ratings in the single digits – they never seem to keep their promises, unless it means spending more money. That’s why it is nice to see House Republicans like Darrell Issa following through on their commitment to fix our healthcare system. Most people don’t appreciate …

Hedgecock: Qualcomm site proposal should be rejected

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Background: A group of hedge fund investors have written an initiative which, if approved by San Diego voters, would give the investors development rights for 216 acres of city-owned land at Qualcomm Stadium and the former Chargers training facility. They propose mixed-use development of the Qualcomm site that would include retail, offices, hotels and a soccer stadium. Guest Commentary by …

American Health Care Act plagiarizes Obamacare

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by Michigan Rep. Justin Amash from Facebook This is not the bill we promised the American people. For the past seven years, Republicans have run for Congress on a commitment to repeal Obamacare. But it is increasingly clear that a bill to repeal Obamacare will not come to the floor in this Congress or in the foreseeable future. When Republican …

Lincoln Club lauds court ruling on pension reform

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Guest Commentary by Brian Pepin, Executive Director, The Lincoln Club of San Diego County Nearly five years ago, San Diego voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition B with 66% of the vote. The intent of Prop B was to reform the city employee’s retirement plan by replacing defined benefit pension plans with 401(k)-style defined contribution plans for most new employees. Organized labor eventually challenged …

The real SANDAG scandal

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The real SANDAG scandal by Councilmember Jerry Kern On February 24, SANDAG’s board of directors voted to initiate an “independent” investigation of false promises made to voters during last fall’s campaign to pass a sales tax increase. Those promises included a list of infrastructure projects throughout the region they said would be constructed if voters approved the tax increase. It …

Dianne Jacob’s Bait and Switch?

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Guest Commentary by Louis Russo Is San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob attempting to engage in a “bait and switch” with some back-country residents? It sure seems so. Back when Jacob and the County pushed for most back-country fire districts to dissolve, including Jamul-headquartered San Diego Rural Fire District (SDRF), her surrogates held a series of town halls touting the …

Chargers resurrect attacks on Chris Cate

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From Sage Naumann… After the latest poll, Spanos & Co. went back to the drawing board and decided to re-hash a tactic that they proclaimed as “brilliant!” to stop the bleeding of their campaign…and team. If you’re not focused on the tags below, they include things like “satire,” “parody,” and “don’t sue us,” just to clarify.

Sylvia Sullivan’s parting words to the East County chapter of California Republican Assembly

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Sylvia Sullivan (pictured with her husband Royce), longtime president of the California Republican Assembly (CRA) unit in East County, is stepping down from the position. Below are her words to the group from two nights ago. Thanks, Sylvia, for your outstanding efforts throughout the years! –SDR Admin Reflections on a Long Trip! As I thought about this being my last …

How changing your Facebook profile protects you from violent crime

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by Michael A. Schwartz A guy named Ahmad (probably not a Baptist or a Lutheran) set off a bomb, almost killing people in a trendy metro area, while a Somali immigrant stabbed people while yelling “allah akbar” at a mall in middle America, only stopped by shots from the gun of a competitive, civilian, concealed-weapon-permit-holder. The news won’t couch it …

Ellis drops out of city council race

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Ellis’ name will still be on the ballot, of course. But, he’s conceding to Barbara Bry… Note To Supporters I want to thank you for all of your efforts and support on our campaign. It’s been a pleasure getting to know so many people in District 1. From the beginning, I have said that I entered this race to have …

Brief from the RNC — Final Day

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from Louis Russo Thursday night was the wrap up. CA delegates were told the day was designed to appeal to the undecided, and the speakers and their themes reflected that. The CA delegation started the day with a speech and book signing by Congressman Darrell Issa. It was good to see him again and most were happy to do so, considering …

Trump should thank Cruz

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by Adam Abrahms For all the lemmings who are claiming Ted Cruz broke a pledge or somehow advocated voting for someone other than Donald Trump, he did neither.  He did not pledge to endorse, he pledged to support the nominee. Even though the nominee attacked his wife and basically accused his father of treason, Cruz did his duty as a …

Brief from the RNC — Day 3

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from Louis Russo Day three started with Ann Coulter as the speaker for the CA delegation breakfast. Her main theme was illegal immigration and the harm it is doing us. As to Hillary and the Democratic Party, “They want to make all of America California, without the nice beaches.” There was only one session today and the delegates were asked …

Any Hillary supporters care to comment?

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by Michael A. Schwartz Bethlehem Shoals (Nathaniel Friedman) is a writer for GQ magazine. Pat Smith lost her son in Benghazi while he was working for the State Department under Hillary Clinton. Shoals made this comment while Pat Smith gave a speech in front of the Republican convention. There wasn’t a dry Republican eye in the house while Smith talked …

Brief from the RNC — Day 2

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from Louis Russo Day two at the convention confirmed Trump as the nominee. The California delegation, at 172, constituted 1/7th of the total delegates he needed. Observations: Paul Ryan’s reception was generally polite, but cool. Most delegates are not fond of him but withheld boos, though there were a few. Boos were reserved for the Colorado delegation, who’ve managed to …

Brief from the Republican National Convention — Day 1

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from Louis Russo Day one of the RNC set the tone for an exciting convention. Cruz supporters’ Hail Mary pass failed, due in large part to the stalwart stand of the California delegation. The SF Examiner called us the “back stop” for our role. To be honest, it was Kabuki Theater. Of course, reading the news reports about “chaos,” I wondered if …