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Trouble At The Del Mar Fairgrounds

One strange comment during this program. They guy from the fairgrounds said that as part of the deal with the Coastal Commission they were getting rid of the "riffraff" as part of their environmental improvements. He was called on that and explicitly defined "riffraff" as old cement and rocks. The dictionary doesn't agree--it says, "riffraff |ˈrifˌraf|
disreputable or undesirable people : I don't think they talk to riffraff off the street.
ORIGIN late 15th cent. (as riff and raff): from Old French rif et raf ‘one and all, every bit,’ of Germanic origin.

So, if they're rousting the homeless we should know and if he was just being sloppy with his words that's fine--I do it all the time but I always am willing to clarify when called on it. It's an important distinction this time.

February 22, 2012 at 1:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Downtown Stadium Proposed For The Chargers

Another view for San Diego. We do not need unlimited development--we need smart controlled development. We should not be trying to increase our population--we should be trying to reduce it legally and to make San Diego a good place to live not to develop property. You presented the Chargers new boondoggle with no opposition yet they have lied to us every time in the past. It's outrageous that the Mayor and Chargers hop into bed the minute they managed to oust Mike Aguirre--he was one of two or three San Diego politicians who support the people of San Diego and not the developers and exploiters. The Chargers must go somewhere else--we can't afford them. We can't afford to be "cute but bumb" anymore. Thanks

December 10, 2009 at 9:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )