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What Do You Think About San Diego's Future?

Hmm let me think about that one. I hate coming across so negative, but it seems like a lot of negative things are happening in SD these days.

April 15, 2014 at 12:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego Tea Party Activitists Set To Rally On Tax Day

These people are idiots.

Right now the tea party kooks are rallying around some nutjob who is a millionaire, has raised cattle on land he doesn't own for decades, and has paid no taxes.

All these tea party people show up when the government finally comes in to commandeer the cattle.

THAT should tell you enough about these types.

April 15, 2014 at 11:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What Do You Think About San Diego's Future?

At least we have a cartoonish giant statue of a woman being sexually assaulted by a sailor that was paid for by right wing activists on our bayfront.

How many other cities can say THAT?


April 15, 2014 at 11:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What Do You Think About San Diego's Future?

Ok, wait I thought of something else.

At least Cow Town, California is at the forefront of animal rights by condemning SeaWorld for imprisoning orcas and forcing them to perform circus trick at whim for screaming crowds.


Sorry again :-(

Our city officials encourage this, and our former city officials now in Sacramento made the bill that could have corrected this "stall".

I'm really trying to find something nice, but let's face it. San Diego is not in a good place right now.

It's tea party USA.

Maybe Donald Trump will move here to be closer to his fans.

He can erect a big seafront mansion next to Willard.

April 15, 2014 at 11:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What Do You Think About San Diego's Future?

But look on the bright side Cow Town, California - at least we have a fantabulous 100th anniversary centennial to celebrate what little cutlure and diversity remains.

Oh wait.

Oh yeah, that's messed up too.



Well, LA and SF have some exciting stuff happening.

April 15, 2014 at 11:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What Do You Think About San Diego's Future?

The future of America's largest Cow Town is bleak, very, very bleak.

We are the only top 10 city in the United States with a Republican mayor, and "coincidentally" arts and culture venues that have been long-standing institutions for many decades are now starting to fold.

Our largest media outlet is a national joke, a journalistically jaundiced piece of garbage that doesn’t even blink an eye at being profoundly partisan and catering to the interests of the far right wing.

I guess the future looks bright if you are whacked-out tea party loonie who hates art, hates culture, hates diversity, loves perks for big developers, and if you think Papa Manchester seems like a "cool guy" who shares your vision of a city.

April 15, 2014 at 11:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ken Cinema Closing As A Landmark Theatre

It's sad to see arts and culture continue to wither in the anti-arts environment that is America's Largest Cow Town.

I don't want to read the news anymore as I'm afraid to hear about what's closing next.

Old Globe? Hillcrest Cinemas? La Jolla Playhouse? SD Symphony? SD Museum of Art?

Faulconer should be addressing these issues.

April 15, 2014 at 9:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Francisco Pride Names Pvt. Bradley Manning Of Wikileaks Infamy As Parade Grand Marshal

I salute SF Pride and their decision.

Manning's trial was a sham, and people need to realize that if it weren't for whistle blowers, we would have no idea the atrocities our own government is perpetrating.

As far as I'm concerned, this person Sean Sala sounds pretty full of himself.

Mr. Salad, obviously the "national backlash" of which you so dramatically speak is confined to your own fringe military group that thinks it's ok for the government to spy on every citizen without warrant, public debate, or even disclosure.

If the "national backlash" were as bad as you say, they wouldn't have chosen her for a second year.

This makes me want to build a Chelsea Manning float for this years SAN DIEGO Pride.

Is there already a group doing this?? If so, let me know - I would like to help.

April 15, 2014 at 12:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

David Alvarez Supporters Analyze Loss In San Diego Mayoral Runoff Election

More people in San Diego probably agree with Alvarez's politics, but turnout is everything and older, white voters tend to turn out in higher numbers on off-year/special elections, so once again we are left with leadership that's not representative of the community at large.

AndyC, you say Faluconer "went out of his way" to court moderate voters.

There is a huge difference between courting voters before you are elected and then actually doing what you say while in office. Let's see how Faulconer behaves over the next year.

April 14, 2014 at 3:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

'Generous' Contracts Could Be San Diego Opera’s Biggest Liability

The problem is not with the salaries and benefits themselves, it's with the sudden dereliction of duty carried out by Mr. Campbell.

Instead of coming up with a plan years ago when he knew financial problems were imminent, Mr. Campbell irresponsibly just let things ride out and then abruptly pulled the rug out from under us right before a notable 50th anniversary.

Apparently Mr. Campbell and his bride felt that their own personal finances and pensions were in fine order and they are perfectly poised for a comfortable retirement, so it was ok to abruptly rob San Diegans of an important cultural institution and cause the artists employed to be left without jobs without even TRYING to save it.

Shame on the Campbells. Had they really been able to transform the opera and had they made a valiant effort to save it, then I would say I have no problem with their generous compensation.

But the handled this situation atrociously, and the public should be outraged.

I find one sentence in this story of high interest:

"The Campbells’ employment agreements both contain “kick-out” clauses. If either is fired “for cause,” their benefits are dramatically reduced."

It's time to look into enacting these clauses.

By the way, I think non-profit tax exemptions are extremely important to keep cultural and humanitarian institutions open that would otherwise not be able to do so.

I also want to stress that I think successful heads of cultural institution SHOULD be paid well, they contribute enormously to our community.

I also think these two did work hard in the past to make the Opera successful, but their sudden abandonment and jumping ship without any efforts of trying to save even just the important 50th year are inexcusable!

April 11, 2014 at 11:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )