A Pious Bob Filner talks and talks… but not about his own outbursts

Ryan Purdy Ryan Purdy 13 Comments

San Diego’s Democratic Congressman Bob Filner chatted with Nancy Cordes on CBS about “political discourse.”  He alleges that he was threatened in the last election cycle. “Like many of us across the country – including Gabby (Gabrielle Giffords) – we had, I’ll just lump them together as Tea Party opponents, people who went really beyond the bounds of political discourse,” …

Gettin’ Hot in the 2012 Kitchen

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway 1 Comment

So, it’s only January 2011 and already, we’re seeing some folks filing papers to run for office. Good thing, ’cause some of us just can’t stand a breather. [See full list of candidates who have filed so far at the County Registrar of Voters for 2012] Of course, tongues were wagging last week when Republican San Diego City Councilman Carl …

San Diego Mayor’s Race Part 2

Criticus Criticus 7 Comments

It looks like the establishment candidate for Mayor will be Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher. Gossip downtown says that Fletcher has secured the support of Mayor Jerry Sanders, and that he is talking to the Mayor’s political consultant, Tom Shepard. It’s also circulating that Fletcher and DA Bonnie Dumanis have an understanding that if he runs (which looks certain) she will not, …

San Diego City Mayor’s Race Part 1

Criticus Criticus 7 Comments

Anyone who watches as much tv as I do was bound to see ads this election season for Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher. There were a good number of them, and on broadcast. Fletcher is in a safe Republican seat so I couldn’t figure out what he was doing. Then it hit me a few days ago: Fletcher can’t use the money …

Voices on Healthcare

Barry Jantz Barry Jantz Leave a Comment

My Sunday San Diego column at FlashReport… I attended the annual Grossmont Hospital Foundation gala last night while Congressional voting was taking place on healthcare.  Some say it wasn’t a good night for hospitals to celebrate, but the Grossmont event was scheduled long ago and Nancy Pelosi didn’t ask about any scheduling conflicts. Any night that the community comes together …

Rick Amato Show Honored at San Diego Press Club Journalism Awards

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 1 Comment

Congratulations to my friend and fellow radio talk show host Rick Amato for notching a BIG win at Tuesday night’s San Diego Press Club Journalism Awards. In his FIRST time ever entering this prestigious competition, Rick won first place in the Radio Interview category. The winning entry from “The Rick Amato Show Presented by The Washington Times” originally aired in …