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

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax FightersUndesignated 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 JantzBarry 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 BradyBrian 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

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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 DeMaioCarl 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 FightersUndesignated 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 …

KPBS: Signature Gatherers Duped San Diegans Into Signing Up For New Political Party

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“About 5,000 people have signed up for the Common Sense Party in San Diego County, according to numbers from the Registrar of Voters. The party says they have at least 19,000 members statewide. James Lackritz, an SDSU statistics professor, said based on the number of people contacted by KPBS, it is likely that at least 83% of the Common Sense …

Do Waiting Periods Really Save Lives?

San Diego County Gun OwnersUndesignated 2 Comments

Requiring law-abiding citizens to wait some arbitrary period between the time they purchase a firearm and the time they take possession of that firearm has been a staple of the gun control left for a long time. The argument being that a waiting or “cool down” period will reduce homicides committed using firearms. But is that really true? Are waiting …

Carl DeMaio’s Voter Guide: March 2020 Primary Endorsements

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It’s time for a new generation of FIGHTERS to take back California! In the 2018 election cycle, Carl DeMaio’s voter guide was downloaded by over 100,000 voters in San Diego county – more than the official Republican Party Guide (though that one is good too and widely used.) In the 2020 election cycle, DeMaio’s campaign will be using this voter …