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Balboa Park Centennial Committee Members Apologize For Failure

Kudos to the promoters of this program for coming forward and answering, being accountable. The Clays are some of the most genuine and skilled citizens of San Diego, and I'd bet my house and dog that this didn't fail from mistakes on the part of the promoters. This was a big goof by others, SD apathy, and the tough realities of competition in fundraising.

March 24, 2014 at 9:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Some In San Diego's LGBT Community Not Embracing DeMaio's Same-Sex Partner Ad

Upon another, slower read, this shows some thorough work, and upon further review, Miss Claire is one of the grooviest ladies in the house!!

February 24, 2014 at 11:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Some In San Diego's LGBT Community Not Embracing DeMaio's Same-Sex Partner Ad

Libelous, word that's a big word.

February 24, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Some In San Diego's LGBT Community Not Embracing DeMaio's Same-Sex Partner Ad

Claire,

The fact that you can't appreciate the difference between making a "statement" (a press conference) and "declining to veto" (a legally effective inaction by the executive of a municipal corporation) is the reason I say you're very much misleading and painfully uninformed.

Sanders took legal action to support the case before the CA Supreme Court. Not a pep rally.

FDR gave a great speech on Dec. 7, 1941 to a joint session of Congress following the Pearl Harbor attack. The Declaration of War passed by Congress on Dec. 8 was different.

Kindest regards,

David A. King

February 24, 2014 at 1:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Some In San Diego's LGBT Community Not Embracing DeMaio's Same-Sex Partner Ad

Claire,

You said Sanders "made his statement in support of same-sex marriage in 2007." That's a substantive understatement. It's so far off as to be misleading. He refused to VETO a council act authorizing an amicus brief on the issue to the CA Supreme Court.

Donors, please look at how very well-educated and fair are those KPBS whom employs. Either you need to give much much more...or look to give elsewhere.

David A. King

February 24, 2014 at 11:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Some In San Diego's LGBT Community Not Embracing DeMaio's Same-Sex Partner Ad

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February 24, 2014 at 10:56 a.m. ( )

Some In San Diego's LGBT Community Not Embracing DeMaio's Same-Sex Partner Ad

Nothing demonstrates the obvious political bias of KPBS, a taxpayer funded organization, than articles like this. Carl DeMaio served on the SD City Council, a body having virtually nothing to do with gay rights issues. I've never been Carl's best friend or even a big supporter, but this is obvious and outrageous. The one time gay issues came up was the decision to file an amicus brief in support of same sex marriage and Jerry Sanders made the tough choice of standing by his daughter instead of conservative voters. I was General Counsel of the local GOP and participated in the meetings defending his choice to stand with his daughter at the risk of costing the party support of opponents of same sex marriage. The decision was firm and final to stand with Mayor Sanders. I was in the room when Carl called dozens of people into the room to say he was running for council, and bravely state that he was gay. No one in the room saw him differently before or after the meeting. Where is any substance in this article? Mr. Kennedy believes that instead of "doing his job" to fix the way SD runs its business he was supposed to use a soap box on matters of almost no relevance to city operations. Simple: gays are more supportive of Democrats and don't support a firebrand fiscal conservative like Carl. Go figure. What else? He took money from Manchester. Hell, if you want to win in politics, you better appreciate your donors. And, Manchester doesn't rant about social issues. He gave some money to support same sex marriage, but doesn't breathe fire from the mountaintop. I used to stay up all night studying materials to prepare for the best program on radio, Roundtable, back when it was moderated by an impartial person--Gloria Penner. Roundtable now leans from left to leftist, with nothing comparable to its old impartial moderation. I'd never appear on the program again, NEVER. I won't even listen to it. This is shameful and KPBS should consider its obligations to fairly report political news, not just vapid innuendo with an obvious bias. I founded a nonprofit news organization, and know it's tough to be fair. SDNR had had guest columns from Todd Gloria, Chris Kehoe, we fairly interviewed Filner, Alvarez, etc. I have personally ripped a new backside for GOP officials (Dumanis, etc.). This is nearly mindless material, unfair, and says more about KPBS's political bias to favor Democrats than anything about Carl DeMaio.

February 24, 2014 at 9:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )