The Root of All Money

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway 22 Comments

Ayn Rand once asked: “So you think money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?” Candidates now seek out that answer for the next 12 months in the hopes of being San Diego’s next mayor. Primary races boil down to two very basic survival needs: money and endorsements. In truth, …

“Are You Ready to make San Diego the ‘Wisconsin of the West’?” — Pension Reform battle cry at Monday’s SD Republican Party meeting

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It was Unity Night at the Republican Party of San Diego on Monday, and “director’ Tony Krvaric gave the spotlight to three major heroes.   Carl DeMaio was the firebrand, asking, “Are you ready to make San Diego the Wisconsin of the West?”… Kevin Faulconer was the calm older brother, praising everyone for their hard work.  And Jerry Sanders explained himself to the GOP crowd …

Sham “Courage Campaign” is Simply the Far Left’s Smear Campaign Against Local Congressman Darrell Issa

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From San Diego GOP Chairman Tony Krvaric Courage Or Cowards? Exposing The Left’s Fear Of Congressman Issa Wednesday, March 2nd As you probably know, local congressman Darrell Issa is the new chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and is about to shake up the “business as usual” culture in Washington D.C. on behalf of hard working …

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 …

TONIGHT: Post-Election Analysis with Consultant Hoy, Pollster Nienstedt

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I’m not exactly the most devoted GOP meeting attendee. But I’ll be there tonight to hear the recap of the wildly dead-on pollster John Nienstedt and Nov. 2 success-story consultant John Hoy. I had the honor of working with both men on Proposition A – which crossed the finish line easily with more than 70 percent of the vote. Conversely …

Clinton 2012: Hillary a party wrecker?

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Not that I wouldn’t get the biggest kick out of seeing some flashy pant suits – which she Hillary-iously referred to as a the “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pantsuits” (haha, oh my sides). I personally just can’t see her going through it all over again. Her husband, former President Bill Clinton faced off with Meet the Press host David Gregory …

Mary England’s take on her NO vote in Lemon Grove; GOP makes needed comparison to San Diego

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Following up on last night’s post noting that a sales tax increase will not be on the November ballot in Lemon Grove, the lone — but in this case all powerful — holdout provides her thoughts to SD Rostra.  From Councilmember Mary England: “It is time that the people see that we are serious about structured reform at city hall.  …

Coalition Letter to Mayor Sanders, Re: Sales Tax Ballot Proposal

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REFORM BEFORE REVENUE COALITION Asian Business Association of San Diego Republican Party of San Diego County Building Industry Association – San Diego San Diego County Apartment Association California Restaurant Association San Diego County Taxpayers Association Neighborhood Market Association San Diego Tax Fighters Lincoln Club of San Diego County July 29, 2010 Honorable Mayor Jerry Sanders Honorable City Councilmembers City of …

Taxpayers Are From Mars, Unions Are From Venus

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The following commentary by San Diego Republican Party Chairman Tony Krvaric appears today on the FlashReport… In San Diego, like everywhere, the appetite of public employee unions for higher taxes is insatiable San Diego has some unique attributes – most notably our near-perfect weather – it’s no different than many other cities in at least one notable respect; when times …

San Diegans AGAINST The Sales Tax Increase Plan Monday News Conference

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 4 Comments

Concerned business owners and citizens will step forward to voice their opposition to a proposed sales tax increase in the City of San Diego prior to a discussion at the San Diego City Council meeting on Monday afternoon, July 26 at 1 p.m. Speakers will call for the City to address pension reform, managed competition and spending cuts before asking …

Conservative Swag

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San Diego Rostra has a friendly working relationship and much mutual respect with our left-leaning pals at San Diego City Beat. I don’t think we share a lot of readers on our respective blogs though which is a shame. City Beat’s blog is lively, entertaining and informative even if only in the “keep your friends close, keep your enemies closer” …

Don’t Tax Me, Bro

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Reaction to the suggestion floated by San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders about putting a half-cent sales tax increase on the November ballot has drawn a stunningly swift reaction from numerous fronts. The San Diego County Taxpayers Association, Republican Party of San Diego County, Lincoln Club of San Diego County, San Diego Tax Fighters, Stop Taxing US, and City Councilmembers Kevin …

GOP: LABOR BOSS LORENA GONZALEZ RESORTS TO RACE BAITING TACTICS IN CHULA VISTA

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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 …

Labor Council Funds Democrat Warchest

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The GOP gives $20k to Lorie Zapf and that’s “controversial.” This is not, however… LABOR BOSSES POUR $100,000 INTO LOCAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY SAN DIEGO — While San Diegans were preparing for Memorial Day, San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council boss Lorena Gonzalez was busy cutting another $25,000 check to the local Democratic Party in support her hand-picked candidates. The check was …

‘Tis the Season for Political Mailers: Day 9

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We are officially two weeks away from the June 8 California primary and judging from the political mail that keeps rolling in, my USPS postal carrier must be working overtime. This past weekend, I received various slate mailers from a wide spectrum of slate mailer organizations. The California Federation of Teachers sent me their official election guide in which they …

Vaus Endorsed by Republican Party in Poway City Council race

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Steve Vaus, the leader behind a full-fledged effort to recall Betty Rexford from the Poway City Council, last night overwhelmingly  earned the support of the Republican Party of San Diego County in his own campaign for the seat. “Even in a non-partisan race it’s a great honor to be endorsed by the Republican Party,” said Vaus.  “My allegiance is foremost …

ONE WEEK LEFT UNTIL THE MARQUEE REPUBLICAN EVENT IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY

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From the local GOP. The event is very close to selling out, so act now…. We are ONE WEEK OUT from the marquee Republican event in San Diego County prior to the June primary election. We have a fantastic program planned, featuring a special annual awards ceremony, hearing from our local Republican congressional delegation about taking back the House of Representatives, …

Emerald vs. Ethics Commission, “Anonymous” vs. San Diego Republican Party

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Emerald vs. Ethics Commission So the “Troubleshooter” doesn’t like it when the shoe is on the other foot. As investigations from the Ethics Commission move her closer and closer to a large fine for various violations, Emerald is going to have the gall at the next meeting to “openly challenge the ethics panel over an enforcement action” while at the …

Local GOP’s Take on Massachusetts

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UNPRECEDENTED WIN SIGNALS REJECTION OF OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S “BIG GOVERNMENT” VISION OF AMERICA SAN DIEGO, January 19 — Recognizing the historic significance of the special election in Massachusetts, local San Diego Republicans today mounted a massive high-tech phone bank at party headquarters in support of Republican Scott Brown and gathered to watch the election results come in. San Diego Republican Party Chairman …