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?

Rexford Recall Burning with New Revelations

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The recall effort against Poway City Councilwoman Betty Rexford is gaining significant momentum.  Most anyone who knows or hears of the Betty shenanigans is quite incensed that an elected official would use the power of office to push the city into going after her neighbors. But,  new information makes some of that seem to pale in comparison.  The latest just …

Life Guards on the Beach

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Ever wonder what lifeguards at the beach do on an average summer weekend? Here’s a small taste of some incident’s covering just the northern half of Encinitas’ beaches last weekend. 1.     Friday September 28th, at 14:35 Moonlight Beach a 15yr Male struck his head on ocean floor. He was transported to Scripps La Jolla TraumaCenter. The boy suffered spinal injuries, confirmed fractures  reported via his Mother – …

2nd Amendment in Escondido

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North County –   The San Diego Union Tribune covered the recent Open Carry event in Escondido and not all city councilmembers were happy about it.    The group of law abiding citizens who stand for the 2nd Amendment and the right of individuals to carry firearms gathered in Escondido to express their 1st Amendment rights about the 2nd Amendment. …

AFB’s Chris Reed: UC forced to fund bogus labor think tank

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From Chris Reed at the Union-Tribune’s America’s Finest Blog… The inside story on how UC was forced to fund bogus labor think tank Kevin Dayton of the Associated Builders and Contractors of California hunted down the e-mails chronicling the pressure put on University of California President Mark Yudof to provide taxpayer funds for a bogus labor “think tank” after Arnold …

Is the Parsky Commission Up to the Task?

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I’m thrilled that the old Red County SD has been resurrected into the SD Rostra! With all of the weighty issues being debated in Sacramento this fall, not to mention the early onset of wildfire season, it’s tempting to overlook the goings-on at the California Commission on the 21st Century Economy. Chairman Gerry Parsky and his fellow commissioners will likely wind …

Troubleshooter Picks Fight With Ethics Commission

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Did anyone else notice this gem today regarding Democrat Councilwoman Marti Emerald’s ongoing ethics issues? Here is what I find most amusing: why does Emerald think the anonymous ‘complaint’ placed up on the previous center-right website Red County was actually the real one submitted? Emerald lashes out at ethics panel (Union Tribune) San Diego City Councilwoman Marti Emerald, who has …



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A localized San Diego political blog site to provide a forum as was intended by the original Red County San Diego. Thanks for asking me to be a contributor, Mighty Thor! I look forward to a re-energized debate right here on these pages. More to follow.

Fleischman: GOP-Only Primaries Are Essential

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From today’s FlashReport (the comments are stacking up on the Flash post)…. Do You Want A Strong, Vibrant GOP For Decades To Come? GOP-Only Primaries Are Essential by Jon Fleischman In a few weeks the members of the California Republican Party Central Committee will gather in Riverside County for our semi-annual convention. At that convention, delegates will consider a change …

California Chaos – Phase 2 – Another Day Older and Deeper in Debt

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This op-ed originally appeared in the Dana Point Times   The world did not end on June 30! We celebrated the 4th of July, summer is in full-swing and not much has changed with our state’s finances. Or has it? As of midnight, June 30, the end of the state’s fiscal year, we had failed to balance our “unbalanced budget” and …

Federal Stimulus Dollars – Capping the Cost of the “Gift”

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This op-ed originally appeared in the Flashreport The Federal Economic Stimulus dollars are soon to be rolling out of Washington to our State.  However, what exactly our state will receive, the distribution process, or the full requirements and potential obligations that come with acceptance of such government largesse, is a bit vague. The best estimate is that California stands to …

Under the Dome – The Sacramento Report

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This op-ed originally appeared in the Dana Point Times   Never anticipating the enormity of financial hailstorm that hit last year, I ran for elected office hoping to use my former career corporate finance skills, and passion for economics to help our state secure a more solid financial footing. Hence, my focus in Sacramento, on all “boring” number crunching committee …

California’s ‘Undeclared Bankruptcy’: It’s More than a Budget Problem

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This op-ed originally appeared in the San Diego Union-Tribune Upon being sworn into the California State Assembly in December, I promptly met with staff from the Governor’s office, Department of Finance , Controller’s office and others to assess the State’s fiscal crisis.  Also, I did what I hear is unthinkable for an elected official – I reviewed the State’s last …