Rostra Rocks, Rostra Rolls to Three San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards

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Pardon us for just a moment while we at Rostra congratulate ourselves and each other for having our humble political blog honored for the third year running at the 2012 San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards. San Diego Rostra won in the following categories: Second Place, Websites: Blog – News and Opinion Second Place, Websites: Blog – Topic …

If Isaac Cancels GOP Convention, Republicans have a backup plan

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My experience as an American Red Cross disaster responder for the last 20 years has taught me to expect anything and to prepare for the worst. So when I see hurricane experts discussing whether or not Isaac (now a tropical storm but predicted to become a hurricane this weekend) will hit Tampa, Florida during next week’s Republican National Convention, I …

Financial Plan? San Diego Unified School District says we don’t need no stinkin’ financial plan!

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Recent revelations about high-interest, long term financing of a school bond measure by the Poway Unified School District cannot have escaped the attention of a single school official in San Diego, the state of California, or nationwide for that matter. Citizens are outraged and sounding off. Watchdog groups are calling for reforms that would prevent this type of financing scheme …

This just in: Taxpayer TV’s Got the Goods

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San Diego Rostra’s street reporters have been working their sources all day, and it’s paid off! We’ve gotten our hands on exclusive video from last night’s San Diego County Taxpayers Association Golden Fleece and Watchdog Awards, and we’re sharing it now with our Rostra readers. OK, who are we kidding? This isn’t like a Lindsay Lohan exclusive. SDCTA granted permission …

At Least the Fleece Awards Were Cute: SDCTA Hands Out 2012 Goldens

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Smart governing decisions saving taxpayer dollars and collaborative initiatives took top honors, while cavalier attitudes and lost opportunities were called out and shamed at the San Diego County Taxpayers Association (SDCTA)’s 17th annual Goldens Awards Dinner, held at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in Mission Valley. Remote controls were nowhere in sight as the evening’s theme “Taxpayer …

Belly Up To The Bar 2: The Official Goldens Drinking Game

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Just in time could be my life’s mantra. I am reminded by Thor’s Assistant that no Official Drinking Game has been devised for tonight’s epic 17th annual San Diego County Taxpayers Golden Fleece and Watchdog Awards. Calling Ms. Tipit to the rescue. DISCLAIMER: In this litigious, risk-averse society, we must pause here to admonish anyone reading this column that it …