Head of Filner recall calls on Roberts to resign

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The head of the 2013 effort to recall San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is calling on County Supervisor Dave Roberts to resign from office, in the wake of several allegations of impropriety against him by former staff members. Michael Pallamary, who started the effort to remove Filner from office prior to the then-Mayor ultimately resigning in August 2013, today sent …

June 3 Voter Turnout: One Prediction Getting Plenty of Attention

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 0 Comments

Voter turnout for the June 2014 California primary will be low. Not a “Stop The Presses” kind of statement. How about this: “San Diego is on the cusp of experiencing record low voter turnout. I’m talking about turnout potentially so weak it could damage the city’s psyche.”  Competitive Edge Research & Communication President and CEO John Nienstedt made this assertion …

Government Gangsterism in San Diego

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The news of indictments involving associates of Mexican businessman Susumo Azano makes for entertaining reading.  There is a trail of illegal campaign donations to various mayoral candidates funneled through a straw-donor and a social media guru.  The U-T is all over the story, with the best overall description of the case published in Sunday’s paper.  I also want to give …

Big Win for Rostra at the 2013 San Diego Press Club Journalism Awards

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal Barry Jantz, The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 3 Comments

Thor is very happy with all of us tonight at San Diego Rostra. Our humble political blog won first place in the Best News and Opinion Blog category at the San Diego Press Club Journalism Awards. The Libertarian Lass and Barry Jantz graciously accepted on behalf of everyone in the Rostra blogpen. Visual aid shown here. To put this into …

Is the Filner settlement a good deal?

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by Barry Jantz This was published at FlashReport on Sunday. Is the City of San Diego agreement with Bob Filner a good deal for taxpayers? Maybe we can start by agreeing on something.  It really chaps the common hide to think the city would enter into any settlement whatsoever with the soon-to-be former but already disgraced mayor.  If it were …

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner showing signs of dementia?

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 8 Comments

Disclaimer: The author is not a medical professional and does not represent herself as a medical expert, merely an observer asking a question worth considering in light of recent events. Increasingly disturbing accounts from women reporting sexual harassment by San Diego Mayor Bob Filner have left observers scratching their heads for a possible explanation.  It seems inconceivable for an elected …