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Roundtable: More On Balboa Park Flameout; Minimum Wage; Homeless Housing Under Fire

The assumption that a single person making minimum wage should have their own 1-BR apartment is ludicrous ... if you have a skill set that only allows you to demand a minimum wage you need to have roommates. Using this as a benchmark skews the argument. Same can be said for someone raising a family on minimum wage ... minimum wage is entry level work. You should not assume you can raise a family on skills that command minimum wage.

March 28, 2014 at 12:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Roundtable: Faulconer's Win; Sex Crimes & SDPD; Surveillance in San Diego

This show has fallen so far … I use to love editor’s roundtable. Now the discussions are lopsided as there is no diversity in point of view. Why is Sandhya Dirks still on this panel? Her analysis is terrible. The logic assumptions made last week on the election by the guests were staggering in their ineptness. Assuming the “Declined to state” demographic of the electorate is skewed left is a bias without thought. Keeping in mind the losses in registration by the Republicans party, one would think that the “Declined to state” are actually skewed more right of center in San Diego. However, just because they aren’t registered republicans anymore doesn’t mean that they are going to jump headfirst into the progressive pool. Furthermore, continually bringing up the “dog whistle racism” whistle racism story of the Lincoln Club just smacks of party activism by promoting the views of the left fringe, rather than contesting these false accusations.

February 14, 2014 at 12:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Court Tosses San Diego County's Concealed Weapons Rules

@Peking_Duck_SD: Progressives cherry pick and distort the Constitution as well with respect to the First (Hate Speech) and the Fourth (government seizure of property use). Notice I did not use "liberal", as a true liberal would support expansion of freedoms vs. the government.

February 14, 2014 at 9:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Environmental Group Challenges San Diego County Water Authority's Master Plan Update

Inconvenient truth: Population growth = water use growth.

January 31, 2014 at 3:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Alvarez, Faulconer Headed To Runoff In San Diego Mayor's Race

You hit the nail on the head Alex_Grebenshchikov. Well done.

November 22, 2013 at 3:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego Fast Food Workers Join National Protest For Higher Wages

Having very little skill means you cannot demand a higher wage. If these workers want higher wages, get higher skills.

It would be an interesting to see if minimum wage did get pushed to $15, would automation be a viable alternative to low- no-skilled workers? $15/hr would be a salary that someone skilled in the oversight of robotics could command.

August 30, 2013 at 10:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Council To Set Special Election Date

A lynching usually result in a man (often black) hanging from a tree .. Bob Filner was not lynched. He did this to himself, and to to others unwilling to have him put his hands on them.

August 28, 2013 at 10:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Supporting A Politician Through Scandal

Amazing how you would advocate a man with such poor judgement to continue to be your leader. I guess the leader reflects the electorate.

August 14, 2013 at 12:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Filner Vows To Move Forward As Mayor In Recall Response

Keep in mind ... WE (the voters) are responsible for keeping Filner in office. WE (the voters) can remove him. WE (the voters) put him in office despite the rumors he had issues. The State has no business getting involved. If WE want him out, WE need to put him out.

August 13, 2013 at 6:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Filner Vows To Move Forward As Mayor In Recall Response

Or impeachment if he actually commits a crime.

August 13, 2013 at 5:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )