Darren: Mayor Mo and Hedgecock were not friends, understandably. Mo and Golding thought little of each other, too. Of the three, Mo was by far the best mayor. Murphy and Sanders were at the bottom of the barrel. It looks like Filner will be a good mayor. He is on the right side of the most important issues and is standing up to the downtown overlords. Best, Don Bauder
SurfPup: He is inactive. I do not believe he should practice law. You and I have been through this before. Best, Don Bauder
Darren: Is Roger really that successful now? I just don't know. In any case, his mentality hasn't changed. According to Daily Kos, on a KFMB show Jan. 29, Hedgecock said Hiroshima and Chernobyl really weren't so bad; "hysteria" from "anti-war, anti-nuke folks" makes those two disasters seem destructive. "Hiroshima is one of the most modern cities because it had an instant redevelopment plan," quoth Hedgecock. Before the World War II explosion, the city was "a rabbit warren of medieval streets." There has been a "surge in wildlife" in Chernobyl. "The dirtiest radioactive site in Europe has become the continent's biggest animal sanctuary. So much for the hysteria." Sounds like the road to economic revival requires being nuked first. As I said, Roger hasn't changed. Best, Don Bauder
califcomedy: The trouble with Hedgecock's claim that he hasn't changed, but the conditions have changed, is that the conditions would have had to change in one helluva hurry, since he began conservative talk radio four days after leaving the mayor's office. Best, Don Bauder
Darren: I'm not sure anyone, including Hedgecock, would say he is saintly. He is doing very well financially while being a second- or third-tier talk show host, depending on how you define it. He takes a lot of money from an arch-conservative nonprofit that professes to be nonpartisan, but that doesn't appear to be a sin. Best, Don Bauder
Darren: Good point. My bet is that Hedgecock will not mention that report, which showed the futility of the Iraq war, in case there is anyone who doesn't already know. I doubt that Hedgecock will talk about the fact -- and it is a fact -- that the White House deliberately lied to convince the public that it was necessary to go into that war, claiming that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction without any knowledge to back that up. It wasn't an error; it was a lie. What has always fascinated (and repulsed) me is how hard Cheney fought to make sure that what was said in his meeting with the oil industry was never made public. That's because, in my opinion, the oil industry, with Cheney moderating the discussion, was carving up Iraq assets even before we went into that war. Best, Don Bauder
Darren G. Sarvis: Southern California media such as LA Oberved are reporting that Bree Walker, former anchor in San Diego (Channel 10) and Los Angeles, was arrest on a DUI in Anaheim. She was released after promising to appear in court. She apparently ran a red light and failed a field sobriety test. Best, Don Bauder
Darren: According to LA Observed, quoting other media, she was treated several years ago for alcohol abuse. This is very sad. Best, Don Bauder
Darren: With the water, pension, and infrastructure crises as bad as they are, anyone would be crazy to want taxpayer money spent on a Chargers stadium. Prediction: the majority of the council, along with the new mayor, will prove to be thoroughly crazy. Best, Don bauder
Darren: How can he do that job while he is under house arrest? Best, Don Bauder
Darren: The problem with recruiting some rich folks to invest in a football stadium is that such football stadiums are lousy investments. That is why owners get the taxpayers to pick up 70 to 80 percent of the tab. Best, Don Bauder
Darren: I'm not sure the Spanos clan controls the city council. It may have some members dancing on a string, but I have a hunch it may not even have a majority, at least at this point. Best, Don Bauder
Suddenly the knife at the Mayor's throat got some passion stirring. This morning on KUSI he was ready to go to war. Hmmmffffff!! Those poor schleps in Carson don't realize that they're mere pawns in this old game that Fabiani wins either way it goes. They're going to waste so much money on signature drives and such in Carson and guess what, they'll end up staying in San Diego as the Raiders stay in Oakland due to some smoke and mirrors filled backroom deal. Count on it.
Ah, ethnicity came to bear in this story because the self-appointed "Chaldean representative" Mark Arabo could not resist engaging his big mouth into the affair. Now, thanks to Arabo, it is a "Chaldean issue." Personally, if I were a Chaldean in El Cajon, I would ask him to stay out of these things. Arabo is a loose cannon that shines a light on the bad behaviors of his community while in pursuit of his own selfish personal and political agenda.
Memo to El Cajon Chaldeans: Tell Mark Arabo to shut the f__k up and you will all be better off.
Don Bauder 4:30 p.m., Nov. 24
Don Bauder 1:30 p.m., Nov. 24
Barbarella Fokos 11 a.m., Nov. 24
Dave Rice 10:30 a.m., Nov. 24
Eva Knott 8:30 a.m., Nov. 24
Marty Graham 10:30 p.m., Nov. 23
Matt Potter 3:30 p.m., Nov. 23
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