Ken Leighton 11:15 a.m., June 29
— September 19, 2008 10:35 a.m.
More Wall Street Socialism; Insurer AIG Bailed Out by Feds for $85 Billion. Markets Like It. Will Taxpayers?The amount of money that this government is flipping at inept companies (I won't even go off on the corruption angle) are staggering. The yokels on Wall Street are dancing in the streets, believing they've been saved. Not that it will matter: most of these companies are already printing thousands of pink slips to hand as bye bye gifts to their employees. Not be be outdone and willing to prove it can take corporate welfare to new (astronomical) heights, the next step is now to "take over" bad debt from financial institutions. No one has even had the guts to state how much money would be involved here, but it essentially comes down to using taxpayers money (and that from the next two or three generations) to erase the idiocies of incompetent CEOs while making sure they (and their ilk) will be getting millions of dollars in "bonuses" (you wrecked a venerable firm, tossed thousands into the streets, and made the company file for BK: good job, here's your mega-bonus. Stay in touch). This is essentially indenturing the taxpayers for decades to come to the corporate (and corrupt) elite. Anyone with half a brain knows this can't end well. The following (prophetic) statement comes to mind: "we laughed and drank our way to the precipice" (Henriette-Lucy de La Tour du Pin, 1789).
— September 19, 2008 7:46 a.m.
— September 17, 2008 2:27 p.m.
Eight-Year Saga of Port's Phantom $21 Million for Ballpark Finally Ends. It's a Tale of Typical San Diego DeceitDon, thanks for delving this one up too. I shake my head again, it doesn't let up with the corruption in San Diego and it won't anytime soon either. If I printed out every scam run in San Diego (not to mention the ones that the powers that be are cooking up every day), I could wallpaper every room in the house, and I fear I may run out of wallspace.
— September 13, 2008 8:38 a.m.
CCDC Kills 7th and Market Project; Chairman Maas Says Related Group May Be Victim, Attacks Local DeveloperDon, brothels sure have unusual business practices for their "specialized" services, but I think they still operate on the principle that "the quality of the goods and services are proportionate to the cost". (Not that I'd know, my opinion's just based on rumor). San Diego on the other hand would put tons of lipstick and "schminck" on a carcass and peddle it off as a high-end hooker to the gullible.
— September 13, 2008 8:33 a.m.
CCDC Kills 7th and Market Project; Chairman Maas Says Related Group May Be Victim, Attacks Local DeveloperThe comments from Pfingst and McNeely can be found on signonsandiego.com. The URL is http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/200809... For once it's not information on the non-recyclable junk referred to as editorial page by the UT. Voice of San Diego also has former DA Pfingst already defending Graham for probably not willing to show up for the misdemeanor charges: charges are only misdemeanors, her mother is sick etc, etc... Gives one a good idea of how the DA will be looking at the case.
— September 12, 2008 2:19 p.m.
CCDC Kills 7th and Market Project; Chairman Maas Says Related Group May Be Victim, Attacks Local DeveloperI noticed that Aguirre had Graham tracked down all the way to Tennessee, to serve her the criminal charge papers. However, true to form, the UT reports it more as a counterproductive move that will end up damaging the CCDC's credibility and cost SD taxpayers money: CCDC Board Member McNeely is even quoted as implying that the action of Aguirre is harming the credibility of the CCDC. Never mind the CCDC's Board's incompetence. As I pointed out before, once some of these people have their fingers in the pot, there is nothing they won't do to spin the truth and lie any which way they can, so they can keep feeding at the trough. The DA Pfingst even calls the action of Aguirre "grandstanding". Obviously it doesn't matter that serious ethical issues, even not downright fraudulent behavior, have been the hallmark of Graham's career. San Diego through and through.
— September 12, 2008 12:53 p.m.
— September 12, 2008 8:06 a.m.
— September 11, 2008 7:35 a.m.
— September 11, 2008 7:32 a.m.