Do I Smell a Sheep? Nope, It’s the Golden Fleece Finalists!

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

Politics is sometimes known for its pungent smell. (Rostrafarian wits, I expect great things from the Comments section with this opening line). For 16 years, April showers have brought much more than May flowers to San Diego – they bring the San Diego County Taxpayers Association Golden Fleece Awards. Yes, there are Golden Watchdogs and Media Watchdog Awards too. But …

So a Socialist, a Fascist and a Reporter Walk Into a Bar… Part II

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway 1 Comment

Honestly, I was there last time and I can’t say I remember the punch line to that joke. But I can report this, Rostrafarians, it was fun. Big fun! If you know what’s good for you, and I think you do, you’ll join us this week for the second tweet-up with our good frienemies over at that “other” local political …

At 18-Months-Old, Will Rostra’s 5,000th Comment be Yours?

MIGHTY THOR MIGHTY THOR 9 Comments

Since August of 2009, when SD Rostra launched, the site has been blessed with over 1,700 individual blog entries from our more than 50 contributors, covering a host of issues, opinions, rumors and breaking political news stories.  At this writing, exactly 4,976 comments have been posted as a result … and that’s just the legit ones, mind you. We don’t …

SD Rostra is Booming — New Monthly and Daily Highs in Site Traffic. 11,000 Unique Visitors in October. Thanks to Readers!

Jim Sills Jim Sills 8 Comments

In just 18 months, SD Rostra has steadily grown in popularity and readership.  We posted an all-time monthly high of over 11,000 unique visitors during October 2010, in the run-up to the 2010 elections.    We thank our readers for their loyalty, and for passing along our name and links to your friends and associates. Our site has a “meter’ that …

Alternate Weekend News Links

Jim Sills Jim Sills

Here are some added info sources for SD Rostra fans. Batting lead-off is Matt Potter, the best investigative reporter in San Diego… and the best this town has seen since the immortal Harold Keen in the 1960s and 1970s on Channel 8 and San Diego magazine. SAN DIEGO READER – Matt Potter http://www.sandiegoreader.com/staff/matt-potter/stories/ NATIONAL REVIEW http://www.nationalreview.com/ CHANNEL 10 NEWS http://www.10news.com/news/index.html HUMAN …

There’s Joy on Rostra – It’s Caption Contest Time!

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 25 Comments

THIS JUST IN (Jan 25, 9:30 p.m.): Lani Lutar and the San Diego County Taxpayers Association have kicked in a ticket to its annual “Golden Fleece Awards” dinner as the prize for the winner of this contest. We thank Lani and SDCTA for this generous donation! Value of the ticket is $150. This dinner is THE not-to-be-missed event of the …