Election Hangover? A Polling Postmortem Cures What Ails Ya’

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway 6 Comments

Hungover? Well, depending on your horse(s), you were either drinking victory punch (Go Walker!) or suicide smoothies well into the night. I joined in the Golden Hall festivities via the scrappy San Diego CityBeat live election night blog hosted by our very own San Diego Rostra and our lefty friends at OBRag. If you didn’t follow along with our 100 …

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 …

Filner Pension Plan: Skip Reform, Protect the Government Employee Unions

Carl DeMaio Carl DeMaio 1 Comment

Earlier I issued the following statement in response  to the release of Congressman Bob Filner’s proposal to borrow more money to keep unsustainable city employee pensions in place without reform:  Paying One Credit Card With Another Bob Filner’s plan involves debt to pay debt.  Filner’s use of Pension Obligation Bonds is not reform and simply kicks the can down the …

DeMaio Launches First TV Ad: “Uniting for Reform”

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I’m excited to share with your our first TV ad! It’s called “Uniting for Reform” and it focuses on our positive vision for ending the dysfunction at City Hall that has led to slashed services and decaying infrastructure in recent years. Here’s the full ad: Please help us get our message to as many voters as possible!  We expect to be …