San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council Offers an Enemies List and a Parade

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Brothers and Sisters (yes, this is how Secretary-Treasurer Lorena Gonzalez actually addresses union members in her message): Did you know the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council actually has an enemies list? The businesses with which they have grievances are described as “unfair employers and adversaries of the labor movement” on their Do Not Patronize page.  ‘Adversaries’ is such …

Yes on A Gets Local, National Attention

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Not too often that you see a local proposition garner national media attention, but that’s just what the Yes on A camp snagged last week following a feisty debate on KPBS’s “These Days.”

Explosions, Sex, and Politics!

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Did that headline make you read this? Good, because this is boring yet so exciting! Unless you don’t neurotically check your twitter, don’t get breaking political news email pushed to your blackberry, or don’t regularly troll the City Clerk’s office (see: you’re normal), you are just now finding out that Carl DeMaio’s Fair and Open Contracting Ballot Measure, henceforth known …

The Greatest Story Ever Told, Almost

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This is a bit lengthy, but worth it… Let’s start with the biggest, and perhaps least exciting, races for the county (state races to follow tomorrow). In the 50th Dem Primary Francine Busby was selected as the Democrat nominee to lose to Brian Bilbray once more. I don’t think Busby was celebrating her victory, I searched for police reports and …


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From the local Republican Party… SAN DIEGO — Just when you thought you had seen it all, Lorena Gonzalez’ Labor Council hits a new low with a disgusting, race baiting ad on Spanish language television designed to scare voters into voting No on Proposition G in Chula Vista. The ad claims that the Arizona law just passed will result in …

Politics At Ten Paces?

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 15 Comments

People have told me several times recently how dismayed they are at a growing lack of civility in political discourse. They’ve said to me that it’s never seemed as bad as it is now. This is my cue to remind them that 206 years ago in 1804, sitting Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr shot and killed former …