Verizon Union Members Stuck In 20th Century – OB Rag Recycles Press Release

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“Everybody needs to be wired and we’re the people who do that.” — Vinnie Galvin, striking Verizon worker, quoted by the Associated Press. With all respect to Mr. Galvin, everybody doesn’t need to be wired. And by not realizing that fact, he’s ruining his future. I dropped my landline many years ago because with my wireless phone, I didn’t need …

A Sit Down With Roger Hedgecock Part II: Conservatism, Governor Brown, Holding Their Feet to the Fire

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This is Part II of my interview with San Diego’s Roger Hedgecock, nationally syndicated talk show host. He is heard locally on KOGO 600 AM. You can read Part I of my interview with Hedgecock here. Hedgecock had been a part of “Youth for Goldwater” when he was in high school. I asked him how he formed his conservative political …

On Fiscal Issues, Where Art Thou Mayoral Candidate Bonnie Dumanis?

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Maybe mayoral candidates should approach the 2012 election as if they were running for Homecoming King or Queen of San Diego. This seems to be Bonnie Dumanis’ tactic so far. She is willing to put herself out there… in the sense that she is willing to have folks voice their opinion about her at the ballot box. Of course, nominees …

They Shoot Deserters, Don’t They?

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Not satisfied with holding the Legislature hostage, union leaders in Wisconsin now seem bent on calling for a general strike. I’d point out the history of striking against the public, which is illegal, and how it never bodes well for the union. But this article from The New American does the heavy lifting for me. Writing in Liberation, the official …

Mayor’s Race

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As noted in the post below it looks like District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is in. The emails swirling around town this morning also mentioned that she hired GOP consultant Kevin Spillane from Sacramento to run her race. In the past Dumanis used Democrat consultant Jennifer Tierney, who is also the consultant for the Firefighter’s Union. Does this mean that the …

Bill Horn: Ensuring Fair and Open Competition for County Contracts

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From Supervisor Horn on today’s County Board action to ban Project Labor Agreements… BILL HORN Supervisor – Fifth District San Diego County Board of Supervisors For Immediate Release Ensuring Fair and Open Competition for County Contracts (San Diego) The San Diego County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved a recommendation from Fifth District Supervisor Bill Horn to adopt an ordinance …