Monthly Archives: May 2011

Maybe partying will help.

Why am I able to waste my energy? To notice life being so beautiful? Maybe partying will help. And so we must, and so we shall. Tonight only (until next time), we flip the script on party politics in favor … Continue reading

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Love, music, wine and revolution

Ahhh, but in what proportion? What order? What sort of revolution? We’ve all been left breathless by Newt Gingrich’s announcement of his announcement, and I’m sure the air will be electric. We’ll work to establish whether Tupac gave Bin Laden … Continue reading

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Surprise! San Diego’s conservative machine is shamelessy hypocritical

It’s been two full weeks now since San Diego News Room editor David King published his partisan hit piece, attacking the moral character of a public employee for admittedly no reason except not liking her resume. Under some pressure, he … Continue reading

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The cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems

Beer, of course. After the overwhelming success of our first outing, a Socialist, a Fascist, and a Reporter will be walking back into a bar this Thursday. Despite our best efforts last time, there was no fighting. There was, however, … Continue reading

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Kehoe testing the water for mayor?

It was perhaps with a certain perverse pleasure that political watchers in San Diego (here included) pounced in late March on Congressman Bob Filner’s seemingly accidental entrance into the mayor’s race. Not only was it easy to comment on—it was … Continue reading

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Leveling the playing field

Back in January, the City Council began the process of re-examining how redevelopment works in San Diego: How it’s structured, how it functions, and how it can be improved. The ad-hoc committee examining redevelopment has continued meeting since then, but … Continue reading

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Crying wolf with the SDGOP

After uncovering the infiltration of partisans into the redistricting commission and staff, we expected the super-sleuths over at KUSI and the San Diego Republican Party to need only hours to uncover the partisan ties of would-be redistricting contractor Doug Johnson … Continue reading

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The Real Fireworks Debate, or Lack Thereof

Guest post by Livia Borak Two months. Exactly two months remain until the 4th of July holiday. We’ll take time off to enjoy the company of our friends and loved ones, fly our American flags and light the barbeque. And … Continue reading

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Overseeing contracted government

Perhaps only those of us follow the day-to-day goings on at City Hall read the words “forensic audit,” “inadequate management and monitoring,” and “Jan Goldsmith” with an unbridled sense of excitement. The recent audit of San Diego’s Fire-Rescue Emergency Services … Continue reading

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The Power of Boards

This is the fourth and final installment in a series on nonprofit organizations, guest-posted by Sara Morrison. She works at Girl Scouts San Diego and volunteers as Chair of the North Park Festival of Arts with the North Park Main … Continue reading

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