Measure SS – Conservatives should endorse

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A conservative Latino’s view on politics… I’m speaking to my fellow Valley Center conservatives on Measure SS. Those touting the mantra “no more taxes” and yes, it has legitimacy. We’re tired of politicians campaigning on fewer taxes and then voting to increase them. However, Measure SS is a local issue. Let this conservative tell you something about serving on the …

Open Secret No More – “NPP” Surpasses GOP Registration

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A conservative Latino’s view on politics… I view the state Republican Party with embarrassment, contempt, and no awareness when it comes to voter registration. The recent headlines showing the Republican Party falling to No. 3 in registration, behind “No Party Preference” (NPP) is making the public aware of their massive failure in California. How’d we get here? “’No Party Preference’ …

Why I left the Democrat Plantation

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I wrote this article last year before new year’s thinking I would write about what I wanted to do, accomplish, etc. However, when Senator Tim Scott was attacked in a racist way by a liberal Huffington Post bigot, I changed it up. This bigot represented one of many reasons I knew I wasn’t a Democrat. I’m posting it here because of …

LA Fitness’ Recurring ‘Satellite Issue’ With Fox News

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From my most-excellent North County Times colleague Mark Walker, comes this: Fitness devotee Dianne Lowe’s best exercise in recent days may be standing up for what she says is free speech. The five-year member of the LA Fitness club on El Norte Parkway in Escondido was outraged last week when she went to turn on the right-leaning cable channel while …

Journalists Don’t Connect Dots Between Bias, Poor Readership

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As a card-carrying member of the once-powerful mainstream media, I keep reading various laments on journalism sites about repeated layoffs and how horrible this is for journalists and democracy. (The two are identical, you see). I sometimes feel sorry for my peers, but also exasperated when they continue to churn out articles predictably biased toward the left. As the example …

Don’t Call RedState ‘Ultraconservative’, Traitor Lover!

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Erick Erickson has taken umbrage at WaPo “Right Turn” columnist Jennifer Rubin, in a post about an anti-abortion pledge, for using that adjective for the conservative group blog. RedState, Erickson says, is not “ultraconservative,” it is a right-of-center blog that allows a wide range of views among its writers. Moreover, just because a writer takes a position doesn’t mean that …