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Citizen Voices

Welcome to Citizen Voices

Soon, on this blog, you will get to meet six San Diegans who will do something that I do not have the courage to do .

Blog. About. Politics.

Yes, that very polarizing topic that has ruined Thanksgiving dinners and broken up loving couples. It’s easy to have an opinion on politics. But it’s not easy to state your beliefs in public and defend them.  


Yet we received over 90 applicants for Citizen Voices. We were looking for six very different people who can blog about political issues – local and federal – for the next year.

We found them. Six brave San Diegans . They come from different backgrounds, lifestyles, upbringings and political beliefs. They are also your average citizens. They include a former teacher, a law student and a stay-at-home husband.

January 28, 2008 at 11:47 PM
First post! *ahem* Now that I got that out of the way, i can't wait to see how this turns out!

Dave from Oceanside
January 29, 2008 at 05:28 PM
Yo.. surfer... let's see a blog on how Arnold the Governator wants to pave over San Onofre!... If you'd rather have a beach and park than another multi-lane highway then show up at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Feb 6th.. 9am.. to tell the Callifornia Coastal Commision what you think. Later, brah!


aaryn b. from san diego
January 30, 2008 at 02:53 AM
It is very exciting to see Citizen Voices up and running in this groundbreaking election and I look forward to reading the different perspectives offered up by my fellow San Diegans. I do have to say, however, I'm disappointed that I don't see even one black face among your six voices. I think this is an unfortunate exclusion. Surely, out of the 90-plus applicants---myself included---there must have been some talent from the African-American community.

Richard Milhaus Narlian from Solana Beach,California
January 30, 2008 at 03:57 AM
Uhhh,Hellloowho,It isn't like ANYBODY has noticed that as our financial system is going to hell in a handbaskett,Haliburton has had NO layoffs? Are we to ignore these stories(believeable,as well)that there were MANY warnings to the cowboy about the Middle easts hatred of oour ways? Ok,we have established a psuedo-American style government over there, they have yet to form a REAL government,military command,economic system........... ANd-Dubbie expects the rest of the world to emulate OUR ways?HEll-look at how much we are in debt now! And wasn't it "the fornicator" that brought down OUR debt to almost nilll? The way Dubbie is screwing America-almost makes Bubba's error look patriotic.(At least he didn't screw all of his country).

Dave from Oceanside
January 30, 2008 at 06:58 AM
Ok.. ..Don't let your governor trash San Onofre State Beach.. And while your there.. check out what he says about closing 48 state parks!

James Almeida from Homeless with a Mortgage
February 02, 2008 at 04:45 AM
I am watching KPBS and OBAMA's state and it is in shambles, like what Mit Romney did to Ma and what he failed to do when one citizen(me) came to his door step for help. All I got was the door slammed and told I don't care?? ANd they want to be PRESIDENT?????I have been trying to get this corrected and have had every door slammed. Every Goverment official kick me out, advising this is a voting year and they will not help, or care too???? I have tried to hire 11 attorney's and none want to ruin their career, but gladly took my money. I am broke and homeless for the last 2 years with a MORTGAGE??? Please if you can post a link on your web page, talk about this on your show, if you have an emailing, let everyone know so they can have their friends and family also help. Thank You James Almeida And my to you and your obvious ability to ignore a voter/resident/civil rights victim. Fl was listening,Yes I work hard being HOMELESS WITH A MORTGAGE. Beware of Mit Romney and his lies, Obama and his hidden life, and inability to work for U.S.A. And Senator Clinton and her unwilling to help us (citizens of THE U.S.A). True Story: Real Property: Please help, email your local Senator and Congress Person, DON'T BECOME HOMELESS WITH A MORTGAGE LIKE ME: absolutely secluded, deeded to lies by Fidelty National Title. Only way to this beautiful newer cape with 62 feet of beach is by helicopter or by boat. No ability to drive to home, Town of Tiverton (administrator and Chief of Police ensured this). With the help of Senator Reed and Senator Whitehouse and Governor Carceiri,Than Governor Mit Romney, homeowner kicked out, unable to go home (though town and neighbors have come up with new cover story, different than Fidelty's agent to get home sold).Homeowner unable to now get any real estate attorney to help him sue or sell to prospective homebuyers(avoid any lender that uses Fidelty National Title, or you too can be sleeping in your car for almost 2 years). Water views, and no police can get there for anyone who wants privacy. Hurry voting year this year and Senator Reed wants to help you too. Call Senator Reed for more info (lies of course for your vote this year) 401-943-3100.124 Line Rd, Tiverton R.I now changed to 130 St Mary St, Fall River, Ma (again to cover it all up) magical property moves all the time, you too can enjoy this call now.(sorry bad audio)

Michael E. Russell from Pacific Beach
February 04, 2008 at 09:54 PM
This panel of 'bloggers' is blindingly white. In a community that is a least 50% 'Latino' (i.e. Mexican, legal or not) and has a significant number of other minorities, African-Americans, Philippines, and others. Why is this group so homogeneous?

Alan Gomez from Rene Williams
April 19, 2008 at 06:00 AM
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Poetry from Cuba
October 04, 2008 at 04:45 AM
Just wanted to say I find your blog very informative. Thanks for writing :)