The Best and Worst SD Mayor Videos

Tony Manolatos Tony Manolatos 1 Comment

Politics & Media Mashup Good videos are an effective way to communicate a message, especially since many of us are attached to iPhones and iPads. I believe political videos will eventually replace mail pieces and most news releases. Won’t that be nice! That’s a post for another day. Today I decided to mashup the best and worst campaign videos from …

At Least the Fleece Awards Were Cute: SDCTA Hands Out 2012 Goldens

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal Leave a Comment

Smart governing decisions saving taxpayer dollars and collaborative initiatives took top honors, while cavalier attitudes and lost opportunities were called out and shamed at the San Diego County Taxpayers Association (SDCTA)’s 17th annual Goldens Awards Dinner, held at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in Mission Valley. Remote controls were nowhere in sight as the evening’s theme “Taxpayer …

Belly Up To The Bar 2: The Official Goldens Drinking Game

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 1 Comment

Just in time could be my life’s mantra. I am reminded by Thor’s Assistant that no Official Drinking Game has been devised for tonight’s epic 17th annual San Diego County Taxpayers Golden Fleece and Watchdog Awards. Calling Ms. Tipit to the rescue. DISCLAIMER: In this litigious, risk-averse society, we must pause here to admonish anyone reading this column that it …

Texts From Mayoral Candidates: Part IV

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We texted the following image to each of the San Diego mayoral candidates and asked them, “What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you see this photo?” ___ Here are their replies:  I’m so fortunate…Papa Doug has no idea I’m gay. ___  I used to read that rag but I’ve switched to Voice of San Diego. ___  There’s …

Fletcher skips 35 floor votes today, plus controversial tax committee vote

Jeff Powell Jeff Powell 6 Comments

Assemblyman Fletcher maintained his impeccable 70% 71% absence rate today. The State Assembly voted on 35 proposed laws today, bringing Fletcher’s total missed votes to a whopping 263 this year. In addition to the floor votes, Assemblyman Fletcher skipped a vote on a controversial tax increase that was voted on in the Revenue and Taxation committee. For the full story, see …