You wanna win? Be present

Tony Manolatos Tony Manolatos 6 Comments

[captionpix imgsrc=”http://sdrostra.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/IMG_1965.jpg” captiontext=”Dwayne Crenshaw and me”] Most people know nothing about local politicians and just about everyone else knows one or two things about them. So if the one thing a politician is known for is charm, he or she is probably winning on Election Day. I haven’t seen any research that tells me this but it’s a theory that makes …

Filner and Marijuana

B-Daddy B-Daddy 1 Comment

I should have known.  First, let me say that I am in favor of all forms of legalizing marijuana, so of course, I am not opposed to medical marijuana.  I followed the link on this tweet from Craig Gustafson to read about Bob Filner’s medical marijuana proposal: Story on @bobfilnermayor ‘s med pot ordinance now with docs — executive summary …

Poll Released Today: Bob Filner’s Dysfunction

Aynd Rand Aynd Rand 2 Comments

Survey USA released a poll today on the local opinion of Bob Filner… They show he’s underwater on approval, and by 56-37% San Diegans call his behavior “inappropriate.” By 55-30% margin, people say Filner’s behavior could “impact city business a lot.” See full survey here. Also, in case you missed it, the UT Editorial Board released a piece discussing the …

Recall time for Filner? No. Not yet.

Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters Richard Rider, Chairman, San Diego Tax Fighters 4 Comments

Recall time, anyone? Well, no. Not yet. Legally and politically, it’s premature to start the effort to remove the screwball we’ve elected mayor of San Diego. That being said, 2014 seems a reasonable year to look forward to. IF Filner continues to alienate folks with his bizarre behavior and awesome arrogance without bounds, HE will be the one making the …

Will Filner Finish His Term?

B-Daddy B-Daddy 8 Comments

Bob Filner appears a little unhinged, and frankly unprofessional in a video from local news station NBC 7.  He hijacks a news conference by City Attorney Jan Goldsmith to make accusations of unprofessional conduct.  His view of the role of the City Attorney appears entirely unbalanced.  The City Attorney can’t be fired by the mayor, because he is elected directly …

Filner Should Speak Up

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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has been keeping silent about his views on the 2 percent hotel tax.  I previously argued that I thought the tax violated Proposition 26.  City Attorney Jan Goldsmith pointed out that the city was taking a risk in the comments section on sdrostra.  City Attorney Goldsmith cited his office’s legal opinion which finished with this …