Irene McCormack Jackson will forever be known for her fury, and what she destroyed. She obviously is an untalented writer and public speaker. I will always remember the hateful look in her eyes as she said, "He shook me like a rag doll.". I wish someone would ask her if she went limp in his arms, and became his plaything, or what the hell she meant, because Filner doesn't seem powerful enough for a ripped bodice novel move like that. Her story was just silly sometimes.
Perhaps I'm too harsh on her writing skills, she has talent at fiction.
Let's memorialize that the "three people" were ex- City Councilwoman Donna Frye and lawyers Marco Gonzalez and Cory Briggs. Unforgettable and unforgiveable.
Brian: If DeMaio is the candidate, and I believe that is not certain, this race would seem to be like the Faulconer/Alvarez race. The public loses either way. Best, Don Bauder
Visduh: The employees have been sweating bullets for some time. The employee cuts began at the end of the Copley reign, continued through Platinum Equity and Manchester. The employees are also embarrassed -- humiliated, really -- by the quality of the newspaper under Manchester, who is using it as a blatant propaganda vehicle.
Manchester and Lynch came in and said the paper would be a cheerleader for business and the military. That was telling readers not to believe what was in the paper, particularly since San Diego is one of the scam capitals of the U.S.
Yes, employees should not believe Lynch that the 401(k) match may be reestablished, and they should get IRAs outside the company. Most want to stay in San Diego, and there are almost no jobs around, so who knows what will happen?
Personally, I think the rumor that Manchester is fed up, is losing money, and knows he is being laughed at in the community, has credibility. He may be tone deaf, but at least he has some sensitivity. He may try to dump the company in whole or in part, but still hold on to the real estate, which is his real interest. I do believe it's possible -- I said possible, not probable -- that his reign will be over this year. Best, Don Bauder
Don - More kitty-litter-box-liner. Wanted to tell you Aguirre has 2 votes from my house. Anybody else makes me wanna baarrffandgag. Maybe the nerds will be voting and make it real. We can dream Donny.
There was open cooperation between branches of law enforcement even before these events occurred, they confess this. At issue is whether the government solicited retroactive withdrawal of consent, as they seemed to do with their Sheriff's hotline. This is a variety of perjury. Filner doesn't choose to fight on this bridge.
I've never heard of hugs and kisses prosecuted as battery or false imprisonment, usually these charges involve malicious intent, with bruises and scratches proving the case.
And as for proving the malicious nature of the attack on Filner, we need only look at the continued attacks on him in this blog. Rapists go unindicted in this city, horrible crimes go unremarked on this blog. Can anyone doubt that the continued fury concerns who he was, not what he did. Compare this case; http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs...
This wasn't about violating women. It is the lowest low dealing for control of wealth.
aardvark: He was abrasive toward the people with money. Best, Don Bauder
Burwell: What is really disturbing is the wording of the charges. He put his arm around a woman, possibly in a so-called Filner headlock, and allegedly didn't stop when he told her to. This is FALSE IMPRISONMENT BY VIOLENCE, FRAUD, MENACE AND DECEIT," according to the GM. The wording of this charge is gross overkill by the government.
A woman asked to have her photo taken with him and he allegedly touched her buttocks. This is a misdemeanor. He kissed a lady on her lips without her permisssion. Said the AG, "The conduct was not only criminal, it was also an extreme abuse of power." All these offenses happened with other people in the room for public events. Is there any evidence that anybody complained at the time?
Filner agreed to the charges to put this behind him. I repeat that this whole matter has been an intergovernmental lynching. Best, Don Bauder
Now I thought Les Quatre Cent Coups, described your recent work history, DW, when it was translated as The 400 Blows, turns out the title translates better as Hell raising. If someone paid you money for your prose, I congratulate your salesmanship, but I don't defer to your writing skill, plainly it's not superior to mine. If ever you stuck to the facts, you rarely do here, mostly you practice personal attack, and pure denial of terms, it's very poor prose. Mr. Bauder practices polemic in the tradition of Tom Paine, or Martin Luther, hell raising perhaps, but his prose is not as hot as the King James Version. Like those, he wishes to stir action as much as inform. His hell raising is intended to bring the City's demons to light, we're not surprised at an occasional troll.
Thanks Don. I'm actually making the comment not because the two had differences of opinions and faught over them, or whether or not they just couldn't stand one another, but because, from observation of Goldsmith over the past few months its pretty obvious, to me, that he clearly has some serious mental issues. I think this is at the core of why Filner is now out of office. It has nothing to do with whether Filner has/had boundary issues....Filner seems to be the most sound of mind of all the characters involved in this pathetic embarrassing event.
SAVEBP: Goldsmith hated Filner because he disagreed with him and fought with him. So he grabbed on to Filner's obvious -- and reprehensible -- weakness, and with the help of many others who hated Filner, and with the help of a pliant press, pulled off the coup, of which he brags in the video above. Note how self-satisfied he is.
Remember, too, that some years ago Goldsmith's wife, in seeking a divorce, stated that he was violent. The two reconciled, but her charges are quite revealing. I have written about them several times and they can be found on the Reader site. Best, Don Bauder
ImJustABill: They had one obvious option: to look at themselves in the mirror, realize that they had reached such a conclusion because Filner disagreed with their opinions. He was aiming to become the first mayor in decades to stand up to the corporate welfare crowd that has run the city for years, grabbing taxpayer money in the process.
Goldsmith is a lackey for this group. He and his minions should have looked in the mirror and realized THAT was why they thought Filner was unstable.
As to a psychologist. Many of them are like consultants: they will come to the conclusion that they are paid to come to. Best, Don Bauder
dwbat: I think posting one's genitals online -- where they can be picked up by 8 year old girls -- is perversion of the worst kind. Filner's was not. But to each his own. Best, Don Bauder
Might you consider, Oh great muckraker Bauder, a "juicy expose" on some people in the SD publishing business and I am not referring to Papa Reader but to the fishwrap Master of Mission Valley and his Russian mail order bride? You could call it "25 Shades of Scarlett."
dwbat: Of course there was an intergovernmental lynching. Why do you think the city attorney, AG, US Attorney, sheriff were all involved in this? Wake up, child. Best, Don Bauder
Mr. Batterson, you seriously need to learn what really happened instead of relying on the Mafia account in the news media which they own.
ImJustABill: But you are not addressing the key question: if all these women, and all these politicians, knew what they now say they knew before the election, why in the world didn't somebody bring it out? Their credibility is zero. Yes, Filner brought it on; his behavior was not excusable. But an intergovernmental, illegal lynching -- kept secret from the public -- is far more serious than what Filner did. Best, Don Bauder
shirleyberan: It will take a long time before the San Diego public wakes up to what happened. Best, Don Bauder
Guilt or innocence is irrelevant to an actual lynching charge, most of those punished by the public might well have been guilty. Obviously lynching here is used as metaphor, and one can claim it's overheated metaphor, if you didn't live in this City when the outrage occurred. The frenzy unleashed went far beyond anything I've ever witnessed, and now leads to a plea bargain that would be laughable on it's face, if it didn't involve a felony. The City was thrown into turmoil for an unwanted smooch, pat on the butt, and hug, from complaints filed after the scheme to use these charges to remove the Mayor was publicly promoted.
This was not equal justice.
Matt Potter 10:28 p.m., March 6
Don Bauder 8:30 p.m., March 6
Jim Eliason 5:35 p.m., March 6
Cynthia Krueger 3:32 p.m., March 6
Dorian Hargrove 2:28 p.m., March 6
Barbarella Fokos 1 p.m., March 6
Eva Knott 12:33 p.m., March 6
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