It’s Got To Be the Morning After…

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Went out to dinner with my political friend last night, and managed to lock myself out of the house for the past few hours. Broken glass and a hangover. What luck. Here’s the lowdown on what I found most interesting that he said, in his words as much as possible (different parts of a conversation that lasted several hours): “(Assemblyman) …

Administration Decision to Fund ACORN Reaps of Political Cronyism

Darrell Issa Darrell Issa Leave a Comment

An  opinion was just made public today by the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) that opens the door to allow the federal government to fund the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) for all contracts signed prior to the enactment of legislation Congress authorized and the President signed prohibiting federal funding of ACORN. The bipartisan intent …

Baldwin’s Weekly Round-Up

Steve Baldwin Steve Baldwin 4 Comments

Since the UT seems intent to ignore national stories of serious import, I find myself having to mention stories that have been ignored or misreported. Enjoy — or cry. The lame-stream media is going gaga over simulated sexual acts by blatant homosexual and American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert.  Lambert simulated fellatio on a male dancer during prime time television on …

San Diego City Taxpayers Need New Budget Solutions From City Hall

Vince Vasquez Vince Vasquez 2 Comments

This Tuesday, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders publicly released his plan to close the estimated $179-201 million gap in the Fiscal Year 2011 General Fund budget at City Hall. While Sanders’ proposal minimizes the deficit’s impact on residents without raising taxes, it fails to secure the long-term interests of local taxpayers. Why? #1 Short-term financial fixes are heavily relied upon. …

Hiding the Funding in Oceanside

Barry Jantz Barry Jantz 1 Comment

Some folks are ashamed of how they make their money.  To each his or her own…a living is a living. Not acceptable, however, are campaigns that hide the source of their funds.  The ability to follow the money is an issue of public concern, especially if it ultimately impacts how an elected official conducts oneself. A few days ago I …

Monday News Wrap

Thor's Assistant Rostra Administrator (Thor's Assistant) 4 Comments

Some of the major stories of last week and thru the weekend are linked below.  The most significant political news had to be the travails of Assemblyman Joel Anderson, but with more ACORN grist today as well as the announcement of a Charter Amendment effort in the City of San Diego for open competition, much is going on.  Your comments …