Inside a Recount: Secrets of the Registrar of Voters

Justin Schlaefli Undesignated 2 Comments

Inside a Recount: Secrets of the Registrar of Voters By: Justin Schlaefli I had the privilege of being an official observer in the recent recount for the Santee City Council, District 4 race. Upon certification on December 3, Dustin Trotter was determined to be the winner of the City Council contest with a five vote lead out of 7,835 total …

National total death rate now from all causes (including COVID-19) is BELOW the “expected total death rate”

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Undesignated 5 Comments

I can’t find a definitive study or conclusion about the effect of the coronavirus on the lost life expectancy of the people who die.  It’s something that is NOT being mentioned or considered by the press or pundits.  One early study claiming that the coronavirus cut 10 years off the average infected dead person’s life has been totally debunked.  But …

The surprisingly GOOD news in the California election results

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In the midst of this California blue wave debacle, I found some remarkably GOOD news.  Mind you, I’m not a “good news” sort of guy. Let me be clear:  California is doomed.  I don’t expect that to change for decades, if ever. I write regularly about which states are best for fiscally sane, limited government, liberty loving Californians to flee …

Buzzkill: The future of the Republican Party in San Diego

Barry Jantz Barry Jantz, Undesignated 11 Comments

Some post-election thoughts for 2020 One measure of a political party’s clout in the San Diego region comes down to the makeup of the most significant offices and delegations. Here are the Big Four: City of San Diego Mayor and City Council County Board of Supervisors State Legislative Delegations (Senate and Assembly) Congressional Delegation Sure, some may argue that the …

First 2020 Presidential Debate Winner is Biden. So, why do Biden supporters want debates to stop or change?

Brian Brady Brian Brady, Undesignated 2 Comments

The first Presidential debate of 2020 was a brawl. President Donald Trump serially interrupted former Vice-President Joe Biden, while Biden personally insulted Trump with name-calling. Biden called Trump a liar, racist, and clown. Social media users found it cute to say “nobody won and everybody lost.” But that’s not true. CNN reported that over 60 percent of its viewers declared …

CA population growth rate is slowing down — DRAMATICALLY

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The California population growth rate is slowing down — DRAMATICALLY by Richard Rider In recent years, our nation’s population growth rate has slowed. The 2019 U.S. Census population growth figures are now out.  The national population’s growth rate was only 0.5%.  That growth rate has been dropping annually for the last 5 years.    Indeed, it’s the slowest annual U.S. growth …

Biden / Harris 2020

Brian Brady Brian Brady, Undesignated 1 Comment

You just spent $2.3 million on your 900 sq ft condo, with sweeping views of the bay and bridge. It SOUNDS expensive but this is “The City” (as is written on the NBA team’s jerseys) .  You bought this place because of the exclusive access to the expansive rooftop deck. You’re proud of this purchase because it represents that you …

Obituary: Billy Bob, Government Union Boss

Carl DeMaio Carl DeMaio, Undesignated 2 Comments

As the teachers’ unions across the country pressure politicians to close schools but still pay them in full, some teachers’ unions are stooping to the tactics of having their members write their own obituaries in case they die from Covid-19 and mail them to elected officials.   Inspired by this idea, we offer a model obituary that government unions can use …

La Mesa’s “Peaceful” Protest – “Why are we being left in the dark as the flames grow brighter?”

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Eric Homenick posted a criticism of La Mesa’s leadership and media coverage of the La Mesa riot Saturday in one of the La Mesa Happenings Facebook groups and asked, “Why are we being left in the dark as the flames grow brighter?” I’ve noticed various media and politicians of both parties describing the events in La Mesa on May 30 …

The California Handgun Roster – A New Proposal to Make a Bad Law Worse

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Most California gun owners are familiar with the California Handgun Roster. Those who aren’t can get up to speed here and here. The roster lists handguns that can be sold to law-abiding citizens in California. Handguns not listed cannot be purchased by Californians in stores or on the internet. As with most bad California gun laws, law enforcement is exempt. …

The official Richard Rider Fan Club

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FROM MY FACEBOOK PAGE: Safe spacing? Not here! Masks? No way! It’s my weekly meeting of the official Richard Rider Fan Club. I DID get some blowback when I announced the dues increase. Indeed, some of my fans turned on me.

Do women pro soccer players want equality with men? Yes!! Well, actually, NO!

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Undesignated 1 Comment

Do the women on the U.S. Soccer Team demand equality with male soccer players?  YES!!  Well, mostly.  Sometimes.  Actually, NOT. IF these wonderful women soccer players TRULY demanded equality, they would be lobbying (and suing) for the chance to play men’s professional soccer, where the salaries for top players can be much, MUCH higher. I don’t know for sure, but …

MAY 18 San Diego County coronavirus deaths confirm that we should end the lockdown

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End the California state and local lockdown mandates.  Sensibly. As of 5/15/20, there’s been 5,662 reported coronavirus cases in San Diego County — a huge county of 3.3 million people. https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/dam/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/Epidemiology/COVID-19%20Bar%20Graph%20of%20New%20and%20Total%20Cases.pdf Doubtless there were many more cases.  But the symptoms were so mild that the victims didn’t get themselves tested or treated for the virus. Now look at the KEY …

CCW Lifestyle Series #3 – Should You Carry With a Round in the Chamber?

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The following is part of a continuing series of articles intended to provide a starting point for those new to concealed carry. There is much to learn and great satisfaction to be had but figuring out where to begin can be daunting for newcomers. The intent of the series is to provide useful information for those beginning the transition to …