The spike in fuel and my letter to Governor Brown

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Like most of you, I am disgusted with the latest spike in fuel prices (okay, I understand that some of you more green-minded readers probably relish the spike in fuel costs). Each time there is a fire, mechanical closure or whatever at any of the refineries in California, I scream and shoot off an email to our elected officials in …

Are they ignorant racists or do they want us to believe their lie?

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Critics smear GOP star Mia Love as an ‘Aunt Tom’… http://times247.com/articles/critics-smear-gop-star-aunt-tom-on-wikipedia When I see such ignorant comments as in the article linked above I get angry, but then as I start to calm down it dawns on me that those on the left making the comments are the real bigots … or they are trying to influence voters with another …

Steve Baric and the Partisan Democrat

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Our conservative-minded friends up north at OCPolitical in Orange County (imagine them as OC’s version of your trusty SDRostra blog) have been writing lately about a term limits conundrum that’s occurred in their most populous city county seat, Santa Ana. Three-term Councilwoman and Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez, a Democrat, is seeking a legal ruling through a third party on whether or not a 2008 ballot …

Should Arlie Ricasa Return to Work?

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Yesterday, the U-T broke the news about Arlie Ricasa receiving clearance to return to her 6-figure salaried position at Southwestern College. Ricasa, a boardmember of the Sweetwater Union High School District, has plead not guilty to eight felony corruption charges. Do you think Ricasa should return to work? Vote in the U-T’s online poll and let your comments be heard!

The Sweetwater Ripple Effect

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You wouldn’t think a corruption scandal in San Diego’s South Bay could have repercussions 700 miles to our east in El Paso, TX. However, the same night Mitt Romney clinched the GOP nomination, 8-term Democratic Rep. Silvestre Reyes was denied a return pass to Congress — despite recent high-profile endorsements and events hosted by former President Clinton, and President Obama. …

Rhinerson Campaign Signs on School Property

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The campaign of Bernie Rhinerson, big labor-backed candidate for San Diego Community College District, has been placing 4′ x 8′ signs on school property throughout the district — as evidenced by the following photos. Rhinerson works as chief of staff for the embattled San Diego Unified School District, and has long been considered the chief architect of the district’s financial insolvency. The daytime photos …

Sweetwater Recall: Union-driven, or broader coalition? Let’s see…

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An interesting story posted the other day in U-T San Diego, questions whether or not the recall attempt against three members of the Sweetwater Union High School Board is union-driven or a broader coalition of community members, parents, and taxpayers. Of course, we’ll run down the facts and let you decide…

Block for Senate, (Insert Name Here) for Assembly

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In local political news today, the San Diego Union-Tribune wrote that Marty Block — everyone’s favorite tax-raising-after-he-promised-not-to-do-so Democrat — is looking to run for the State Senate seat currently held by a termed-out Christine Kehoe. Former Assemblywoman Lori Saldana is in the mix, and there are rumblings that newly-elected Assemblywoman Toni Atkins might jump in. All depending upon redistricting, of …

A South Bay Update

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As an update to the ongoings in the South Bay, I’m sure some of you have heard by now that Democrat Sweetwater School Board member Arlie Ricasa was hit with a $2,000 fine by the FPPC. As reported by the San Diego Union Tribune, she was caught not fully reporting an $18,000 loan on her campaign financial documents. Good, now …

Funny Business in Sweetwater

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I was alerted to a story by the U-T regarding scores of change orders being made to construction contracts at the Sweetwater Union High School District. In the article, several residents raise concerns about the oversight (or lack thereof) regarding the district’s spending of Proposition O funds. Within the last few months however, there has been a Recall Ricasa blog …

San Ysidro School Board Member Claims GOP

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Here’s a fun question for ya: how many Republican elected officials do we have in the South Bay, anyway? From our count… not many, and from our knowledge there are no Republicans who sit on the San Ysidro School Board. Perhaps that needs to be rectified in 2012. We digress. One of the non-reported stories that came out of the …

CraigsList and Infighting and Failed Votes, Oh My

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Just a little over a month into Republican control of the U.S. House of Representatives and the wheels are already wobbling. This week marked some public failures on the part of the conservatives to stay united and focused on their jobs. Somehow, even noncontroversial floor votes could not manage to cross the vote threshold, leading some to speculate about the …

Reagan Day? More than 60% of Americans Just Say No

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Feb. 4, 2011 – SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Happy Dutch Day? Nope, most Americans say they’d rather work. More than 60 percent of Americans reject the idea of denoting 40th President Ronald Reagan’s birthday, February 6, as a federal public holiday. The survey of 504 American adults was conducted between February 1-3, 2011 by Competitive Edge Research & Communication. SEE …

California Democrats seek approval from voters to grant amnesty

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While the DREAM Act failed on a national stage, California State Democrats would like to skirt federal law and provide a pathway to citizenship for those who are illegally residing in the Golden State. State Assembly Bill 78, written by Tony Mendoza (D-Arcadia) seeks to put an advisory measure on the state ballot asking California voters if they think the …

Just more proof that Jerry Brown is just another of the well-off Democratic elite that likes to impose restrictions and costs on the rest of us (Since it will impact them very little)

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http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/apr/16/jerry-brown-oil-baron/ Just more proof that the Democrats are evil too. Read the article and you will see that Brown is two-faced, just like so many of the (Financially well off) Democratic elite that try to impose restrictions and higher costs on the poor since it really doesn’t impact them. Such as Al Gore, who preaches one thing and practices something …

Interesting Choice for Democrats in 76th Assembly; newcomer Brittany Catton files papers, poses strong Primary challenge to ex-San Diego Councilwoman Toni Atkins

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Everything looks different today in the Open Seat 76th Assembly district. A new face, Brittany Catton, filed papers in the past 24 hours setting a classic choice for Democratic primary election voters……………………. Here’s the field apparently shaping up: — Brittany Catton, age 28, the director of development and public relations at San Diego Armed Services YMCA. She is a first-time …

Sticks and Stones

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Recently I had a conversation with one of my clients. He commented on all the mean spirited invective being spewed by conservatives about President Obama, saying that the Democrats “never” said such horrible things about President Bush. He’s not the first person I’ve heard assert this. Talk about selective memory. During an exclusive interview with CBS Radio reporter Peter Maer …