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joner April 25, 2013 @ 4:58 p.m.

Never once in this article did I hear anyone ASSUME that Salgado was at fault because he was Latino until the writer 'Burwell' brought it to our attention. Could you be a little prejudice Burwell? What would color, money or elite white friends have to do with the fact that a man's life has been taken prematurely by someone who had NO rights to do so!!?? Really, save your race card comments for your meetings!!!!

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Psycholizard July 23, 2013 @ 9:46 a.m.

Did any of you supporting this coup look at this woman? If you then believe the Mayor was consumed by passion and threw away his career because this woman refused to marry him, you are blind or a lesbian, or the Mayor is. Context is everything in language, and the Mayor can plausibly claim that he was joking, and never imagined that she had so little self awareness as to believe the Mayor wanted more than laughs. It's not just the age and weight, the woman is just unsexy. To win at trial plaintiff would need witnesses.

Gonzales' exit is also problematic, usually attorneys are added. Exits sometimes mean that the first attorney knows their client is lying. Allred was snappy, claiming ignorance when asked about the first attorney, and the other alleged victims. Attorneys can't ethically accuse former clients of lying, but silence sometimes sings.

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Hardcover July 29, 2013 @ 11:07 p.m.

I'm guessing Todd Gloria was clued in early. He has taken such a hard right turn since his ( unopposed) reelection. Have to make the business community think you are someone that can be dealt with most of the time, and endless dwelling on the failed Jacobs plan to pay back the donations that you really didn't even have to ask for. Just wondering if the Republican private eye operatives found something on Donna instead of Filner. Sounds crazy, but it's almost like she is being blackmailed or something.

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SAVEBP July 31, 2013 @ 11:06 a.m.

Really? Doesn't qualify as journalism? What does ??? The UT? Every main stream media outlet in the city has come out strongly against the mayor. I haven't read one article or seen a single news station that hasn't slanted this story to favor getting Filner out of office.
They're spoon feeding you their version of what is happening and those of you who qualify as sheep swallow it all up. At least this author has the balls to investigate what's going on and clarify it for you here. Piece it together people....its not that hard to do.

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KLoEditor July 31, 2013 @ 12:58 p.m.

Wow. All the writer did was post known facts about the leader of the Recall Filner effort, and you'd think they were calling him the antiChrist. Granted, there's some speculation about Pallamary's motives thrown in, which seem to square with his background and interests, but no great suspension of disbelief required. Those of you who wish to believe he is volunteering to lead this massive undertaking out of the goodness of his heart, feel free to do so. I'd be more inclined to follow the money.

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Founder July 30, 2013 @ 6:38 p.m.

From 7/26/13 Anybody else think that this entire affair has Witch Hunt written all over it since Mayor Filner got elected and has been saying NO instead of YES to all the Big Money people that are used to always getting their way in $an Diego, the City that used to be called San Diego before it went into major debt making the rich far richer by building stadiums etc....

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Don Bauder Aug. 1, 2013 @ 7:02 a.m.

Yankeedoodle: La Playa (whose name is Katheryn, and whose intelligence can't be challenged) has an excellent point, and it is key to what is going on here: the corporate welfare crowd wants that billion dollars to line the pockets of fat cats. Filner wants it to go to help the people. Best, Don Bauder

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KLoEditor Aug. 1, 2013 @ 11:16 p.m.

WTF?? Can we spell paternalistic? Men failing to respect and protect women, and refusing to demand equal rights for women?? How about if women respect themselves and stand up for themselves? This is the thing that gets me about these women. They were not young, they were not naive, they were not uneducated, they were presumably not unfamiliar with their rights concerning sexual harassment. They were not poor or friendless or without recourse. It strains credulity to believe they were helpless frightened victims.

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City Attorney Jan Goldsmith slapped with lawsuit for refusing to disclose public records

Goldsmith has so far refused to turn over closed session transcripts where Filner is said to have ordered attorney to the back of the room. Cites cost of preparation as reason for not disclosing.

The City Attorney's Office and attorney Cory Briggs are digging in their heels in a battle for transcripts from closed ...

Transparency lags as GOP fundraisers fan out for anti-Filner drive

City ethics chief says check back next week regarding when and whether special interests will have to disclose cash stake in ousting mayor

Two high-profile voter signature drives in California, one aimed at putting the issue of a new basketball arena on the ...

monaghan Aug. 8, 2013 @ 3:50 p.m.

The people would like to know more asap and sincerely hope Ms. Fulhorst can conclude her research and find an authoritative affirmative opinion about delivering information to the public about who is bankrolling the recall of our first-ever liberal populist mayor.

In the meantime, I'd say Matt Potter has assembled a pretty revealing list of Filner recall worker-bees from the local GOP: the Republican Lincoln Club's perennial CPA April Boling, Jerry Sanders' former flack Rachel Laing, the Taxpayers Association, and Terry Brown, the big Mission Valley hotel owner. This identified group is aided and abetted, of course, by the media storm generated by U-T's Doug Manchester and Irwin Jacobs' KPBS and voiceofsandiego.org, not counting the (expensively and strategically-placed) stories in national media.

This is important, Ms. Fulhorst. We're waiting.

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KLoEditor Aug. 8, 2013 @ 3:09 p.m.

We are currently conducting research on this issue. It's complicated because state law treats recalls as ballot measure elections, whereas the city treats them as candidate elections. If you check back with me next week I should have an answer for you.

My reply to this is, Stop the recall effort until we get an answer. It is patently unethical to try and oust the mayor without the citizens of San Diego knowing who is paying to have him ousted.

Oh and by the way, Rachel Laing was the person who spearheaded Jacobs Folly, as I recall.

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sddialedin July 31, 2013 @ 12:37 a.m.

I was curious about Laura Fink when I read about her coming forward last week. Funny that she didn't seem to have a problem in 2009 when she was paid $20,000 in consulting fees from SEIU local 122. I'm sure her Filner association didn't benefit her at all in landing that client. Now she takes issue with him? The timing of all of these complaints is so transparent.

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DX Aug. 10, 2013 @ 3:09 a.m.

Mayor Filner is a veteran representative in/of the U.S. House of Representatives and probably no stranger to dirty politics. Is Filner a Republican? The Democrats had a similar situation with their boy Bill Clinton not that long ago. News reporting at the time dropped a bombshell by reporting that NOW (National Organization of Women) had no problem with Clinton's dalliances.

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Don Bauder Aug. 10, 2013 @ 7:21 a.m.

Yankeedoodle: Murphy was not caught up in a sex scandal. There were REAL issues of competence involved. Polemic can be enlightening when the battle is about ISSUES. That's why a sex scandal can be so effective. Nobody has to think about recondite matters. Politicians can generate a lynch mob mentality that carries the day. People think sexual transgressions are BAD -- unless, of course, those transgressions are their own. Best, Don Bauder

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Don Bauder Aug. 10, 2013 @ 7:13 a.m.

DX: Bill Clinton stood up and fought, and won....sort of. Nixon chose to resign. Spitzer resigned, thereby eliminating a brilliant, courageous voice who could have made a great president. His flaw was not realizing Wall Street would tail him. Now he is trying a comeback. Much depends on the politician's toughness and the nature of the charges. Strauss-Kahn is an interesting case. Clearly, a book should be written on the efficacy of the various sex scandals. Best, Don Bauder

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Yankeedoodle Aug. 10, 2013 @ 6:37 a.m.

Patflannery: I agree with you on the issue, and csn only hope that you are right about the outcome. If Filner does fight tooth and nail, at least it might open a window on the modus operandi of our civic leaders. Some daylight and fresh air there would be welcome.

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