Welcome to San Diego Rostra

Barry Jantz Barry Jantz 2 Comments

Launch of San Diego Rostra – www.sdrostra.com In an effort to provide original commentary and breaking news to the San Diego-area political community, Mighty Thor and a host of other contributors announce the launch of a new local weblog, San Diego Rostra – www.sdrostra.com. San Diego Rostra is a forum wherein news and opinion, usually from the perspective of the …

DeMaio Applauds Passage of City Business Tax Reform Package

Barry Jantz Barry Jantz Leave a Comment

San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio calls the decision “a big victory for small businesses and taxpayers”… City to Refund Fees and Commits to Take Up Additional Tax Reforms SAN DIEGO – City Councilmember Carl DeMaio today announced progress on his efforts to reform the city’s notorious small business and rental tax programs.  With two 7-0 votes and a 5-2 …

Board of Supes: Investigate ACORN

Vito Andolini Vito Andolini 2 Comments

Today’s Board of Supervisors was well attended, by citizens and media alike.   The main topic was the launching of an investigation of local ACORN voter registration activities last year.   Supervisors Bill Horn and Pam Slater-Price brought the item to the agenda, and during discussion it was discovered that on top of a nearly 1-in-6 error rate in registration cards turned …

Poll finds Majority of San Diegans Oppose ACORN, Support Gov Fund Cuts

Vince Vasquez Vince Vasquez Leave a Comment

According to the results of a SurveyUSA poll released last Thursday, 2 out of 3 San Diego residents aware of ACORN have negative impressions of the community-based organization, which is now embroiled in a national scandal exposed by conservative activists affiliated with BigGovernment.com. The poll, which surveyed 500 San Diegan adults, also found that residents are strongly in favor (67%) …

Senator Collins and I Write to 7 IG’s to Investigate ACORN Spending

Darrell Issa Darrell Issa

Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs Susan Collins (R-Maine) and House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) have sent letters to the Inspectors General (IG) for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Federal Election Commission (FEC), the Department of the Treasury, the Elections Assistance Commission, the Department of Labor and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) calling on them to “review grants, contracts, entitlements and other forms of assistance to ACORN and its affiliates.”

Chula Vista’s Flawed Appointment Process, Different Politicians, Same back rooms deals

Right Vu Right Vu 8 Comments

Just a few short years ago (4 to be exact) the City of Chula Vista went through an appointment process to fill a seat that was vacated by Patty Davis due to illness. The process was similar to other appointments prior for Port Commissioner, but was deemed flawed by many in Chula Vista, including liberal politicians Pamela Bensoussan and Rudy …

Sunday’s Washington Post Details ACORN in Crisis More Than A Year Ago

Darrell Issa Darrell Issa 1 Comment

Tune in tomorrow morning to Fox News Sunday w/Chris Wallace as ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis and I have what I’m sure will be a spirited discussion. In the meantime, the Washington Post has a game-changing story in Sunday’s paper that includes a depiction of an organization in crisis going back to 2008 – the Post has obtained notes from an ACORN board meeting from August of 2008 that are very revealing.

Is D1 Now Democratic?

Vince Vasquez Vince Vasquez 6 Comments

Is the City of San Diego’s District One now firmly in the Democratic column? I was rummaging through some of my old computer files this morning, and came across some interesting 2007 voter registration numbers from the City Clerk’s Office. Comparing them to the most recent voter reg report, which you can find online here, shows two important things: 1) …

Celebrate Constitution Day Today!

Assemblymember Marie Waldron Assemblymember Marie Waldron 2 Comments

On September 17, 1787 our Founding Fathers ratified the Constitution of our great nation. On the 222nd anniversary of this event, what have we become as a country? The Constitution and its Amendments were created by a freedom loving group of people who had fought the hard fight and won. They fully understood what it was like to live under …

Supervisor Bill Horn backs probe of ACORN voter registration project

Jim Sills Jim Sills

Conservative county Supervisor Bill Horn is on-board with Governor Arnold’s plans to investigate ACORN California activities. Horn specifically wants to safeguard the democratic process at the polling place. In a statement issued today, Horn said: “If allegations of criminal acts, including slavery and human smuggling in San Diego County shown on news video by independent filmmakers are true, those responsible …

Sean Hannity shows ACORN San Diego Video on National TV.

Jim Sills Jim Sills

Sean Hannity delivered the goods tonight, with another shocking video. It allegedly shows a San Diego-based ACORN employee discussing how to assist child prostitution. In this case it is charged that meant a “dozen” girls ages 13 to 15. You can see a 1-minute sample at this link, and judge the facts for yourself: http://www.breitbart.tv/breaking-fifth-undercover-acorn-video-shows-official-plotting-to-help-smuggle-sex-slaves/

The Turko Files Reports!!

Jerome Stocks Jerome Stocks Leave a Comment

A project has been trying to get off the ground since the City purchased the property in 2001. It has caused two seperate CEQA lawsuits and cost over a million dollars to get through the environmental impact report and legal fees. What was the City proposing? A cement plant? A power plant? A smelting plant? Nope, nope, nope. The City …

We’re Conserving Too Much and Now We’re Gonna Pay

Mark Kersey Mark Kersey Leave a Comment

You may have caught this article in today’s U-T regarding area water districts’ dilemma over the fact that San Diegans have taken their water conservation campaigns to heart. In some districts water usage is down 20 percent or more over the same period last year, causing water district revenues to fall accordingly. As such, many district managers say their boards …

9/11 – A Call to Action

Assemblymember Marie Waldron Assemblymember Marie Waldron 1 Comment

Remember how our country united after the 9/11 attacks?  Everyone’s individual recollection of that day is still vivid in our mind’s eye.   Now, eight years later we the people are fighting another attack – on our liberty.   Our spirit and our resolve as one nation that we espoused after the terrorists downed the Trade Center and hit the …

Talk Radio making Comeback

Jim Sills Jim Sills 2 Comments

Good news this week on two fronts for conservative Talk radio in southern California. (1) Roger Hedgecock picks up a prestigious Los Angeles station for his syndicated show, as KFWB am-980 now carries him live from 3 to 6 pm. Getting a top station in a new  major media market is a  break-through for the “Radio Mayor”. (2) KFI drive …

Beating a dead horse back to life!

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Very little time to post a “real” entry today, so the link below is offered as food for thought… and it makes me hungry!  What are your thoughts?  Now that Paycheck Protection has passed SCOTUS muster, should “powers that be” within the state of Kalifornia once again pursue an Idaho-styled initiative statewide?  If so, when?  in 2010, or 2012? http://www.scotuswiki.com/index.php?title=Ysursa_v._Pocatello_Education_Association