Lorena – Just say ‘No’ to Corporate America and Big Pharma

Eric Andersen Eric Andersen 36 Comments

One of the greatest threats to our pursuit of happiness are the irrational doses of fear du jour being served in our media diets. I can’t think of a more effective tool for destroying the American ideal of limited government than “fear”.  Whether it’s an irrational fear of ISIS or an irrational fear of Ebola or an irrational fear of  ISIS members …

Lori Saldaña Will Probably Never Answer the Question About the San Diego Democratic Party

Brian Brady Brian Brady 8 Comments

Ex-Mayor Bob Filner is now a convicted felon.  This is no surprise to people who have been following the Filner saga.  As each layer of the onion was peeled off, the “monster within” (Filner’s description of his problem) had a history of prolonged abuse of women.  What was a rumor on Capitol Hill became reality as he campaigned in the …

Gonzalez punishes Gloria and Lightner

Tony Manolatos Tony Manolatos 11 Comments

[captionpix imgsrc=”http://sdrostra.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/lorena.jpg” captiontext=”Lorena Gonzalez”] Politics & Media Mashup There was a short but very telling story in Friday’s U-T San Diego. On the surface, “Labor gives ‘F’ grade to five on S.D. council” does not look like much more than a few inches on B2, but the story highlights how cutthroat politics can be at City Hall. The piece, written …

Special Interests vs. DeMaio: The story continues and Roger Hedgecock joins the fray

Owen Kellogg Owen Kellogg 5 Comments

While it is well known that Mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio is hated by organized labor and certain elements of the downtown San Diego establishment, as of two weeks ago nobody in the downtown establishment had publicly come forward to attack DeMaio. That changed when one of the major downtown ring leaders, Fred Maas, was quoted in Voice of San Diego, …

From Cat Food to Caviar: Solidarity Ends at Retirement

Guest Column Guest Column 70 Comments

Guest Commentary by Derrick Roach Recently, Lorena Gonzalez, Secretary-Treasurer of the San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council AFL-CIO, delivered a can of cat food to San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders claiming that is all union members will be able to afford if voters approve pension reform measures for city employees. While Gonzalez’s concern for the plight of union members is laudable, …

‘Operation Intimidation’ Aims to Sink Comprehensive Pension Reform

Tony Manolatos Tony Manolatos 32 Comments

Union Campaign Built On Intimidation, Desperation, Lies   There are few certainties in politics, but pension reform is quickly becoming one of those rare slam dunks. In the City of San Diego, 70 percent of voters said they would vote for the Comprehensive Pension Reform (CPR) ballot measure, according to a poll conducted by Competitive Edge Research & Communication. Twenty …