So What’s Next for Gun Owners?

San Diego County Gun Owners Rostra General Posts, San Diego County Gun Owners 1 Comment

On January 20, 2021, Joe Biden will be sworn in as President of the United States. Sometime later in 2021 Kamala Harris will likely be sworn into the same office. What that means for gun owners is probably lots of bad things but possibly a couple of really good things. First the Bad The return of Robert Francis (hell yes I’ll …

Anderson continues to increase slight lead over Vaus

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Over the weekend and into Monday, former State Senator Joel Anderson increased his lead over Poway Mayor Steve Vaus from 156 to 259 votes, as ballot counting continues in the District 2 Board of Supervisor’s race to succeed Dianne Jacob. Nearly 290,000 votes have been counted in the contest, with Anderson slightly ahead, 50.04 to Vaus’s 49.96 percent. With the …

The closest races in San Diego County

Barry Jantz Barry Jantz 5 Comments

Just a snapshot of some of the closest contests in the region, as the Registrar of Voter’s office continues the count, now slogging through the last 15,000 county-wide ballots, many of them provisionals that take more work to confirm: Only nine votes separate Nancy Orr and Rhea Stewart in the Cardiff schools race. But it’s the top two vote getters …

Anderson still leading Vaus in County Supe race

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The nailbiter continues in the contest to succeed Dianne Jacob. Receiving over 54 percent of today’s added count in the District 2 County Supervisor’s race, Joel Anderson increased his lead over Steve Vaus to 135 votes, still just a fraction of the nearly 290,000 ballots cast. Only 584 votes were added in the race, out of about 5,000 ballots counted region-wide. …

Anderson now up by 85 votes in County Supervisor race

Barry Jantz Barry Jantz 1 Comment

Joel Anderson now leads Steve Vaus by 85 votes in the District 2 San Diego County Supervisor’s race, following today’s 5 p.m. Registrar of Voters’ update. Yesterday, Anderson led for the first time, but only by a mere seven votes out of about 287,000 ballots counted. Today’s ballots added 1,064 votes to the mix, with Anderson getting 53.66 percent of …

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 …

Santee: The math in one close city council contest

Barry Jantz Barry Jantz 1 Comment

I realize the below doesn’t take into account registration, turnout, downrace dropoff, or other differences countywide or in Santee itself, but it’s one measurement to assess these things: Santee is about .017 the population of San Diego County. There are 135,000 ballots left to tally, countywide. Proportionally, based on a population calculation alone, that’s 2,295 ballots in Santee. One quarter …

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 …

Why Republicans Shouldn’t Skip Out on Voting in CA-53

Justin Schlaefli Justin Schlaefli 1 Comment

Recently, some friends asked my advice for the 53rd Congressional District race. With Rep. Susan Davis retiring after 20 years in Congress, the 53rd District will have a new representative come January. But, as you’ve no doubt noticed, there isn’t a Republican on the ballot. Because of California’s top-two primary, two Democrats advanced from the primary: non-profit executive Sara Jacobs …

Campaign 101: Two days out

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At 35 days out I wrote, “Get off Facebook and go do something that will actually help get you elected.” It’s now two days out: Stop moaning about your signs getting torn down and go do something that will actually help get you elected. That is all.

Attorney General and FPPC reviewing complaints against Steve Vaus

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Attorney General and FPPC reviewing complaints against Steve Vaus Vaus could face thousands of dollars in fines for non-reporting of at least $45k in donations he solicited for Carols by Candlelight event by Ken Moser Poway resident and Democratic Activist Torrey Powers recently filed complaints with the California Attorney General and the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC), demonstrating that Poway …

SCOTUS, the Second Amendment, and the Election – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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“May you live in interesting times”. Whether intended as a curse or a blessing I believe we are here. The following addresses three subjects that make our times interesting. Amy Coney-Barrett was recently confirmed to the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) by a vote of 52-48. Justice Coney-Barrett is arguably one of the most qualified justices to join the court in decades. …

Issa or Campa-Najjar: Who Really Represents the District’s Values?

William Del Pilar William Del Pilar 4 Comments

A conservative Latino’s view on politics… PART I of my series on Campa-Najjar. The setting was 2018 – the board of supervisors, 5th District debate. Putting on the event and being proper, I invited the usual VIPs to support their candidates. I welcomed those who showed up, including San Diego Democratic Party Chair Jessica Hayes, who came to support her …

Campa-Najjar’s latest attempt to be everything to everyone

Greg Larkin Greg Larkin 1 Comment

So, let’s get this straight. Ammar Campa-Najjar, in a real dogfight with Darrell Issa for the 50th Congressional seat, sat down several days ago over drinks for an interview with Defend East County (DEC), in an attempt to show his supposed conservative side. Then, after being beaten up badly for it by the mainstream media and the local Democratic Party …

Right On Daily: A “Drunken” Ammar Campa-Najjar Tries to Wax Republican and Creates a Mess For Himself

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An interesting read, from Right on Daily… “It’s one thing to reach out to Republicans, Democrats do that. We reach out to non-party preference, we reach out to Republicans. But to reach out to white supremacists is the line that we draw in the sand,” said local Democratic Party Chairman Will Rodriguez-Kennedy. Read it all here. As far as the …

My friend Steve Vaus

Bill Wells Bill Wells 2 Comments

Politics can be rough; a contact sport. I’ve been trashed and lied about a few times but tonight I don’t want to talk about me, but about my friend Mayor Steve Vaus of Poway. Steve’s in a tough race for Supervisor with another friend of mine. In the beginning of this race I made a hard choice to endorse Mayor …