Should Mayor Filner resign?

Definitely! 305 votes


Absolutely not! 160 votes


Undecided. 25 votes


490 total votes


boemac July 16, 2013 @ 12:56 p.m.

Somebody needs to get a leash for Donna Frye quickly . I thought the dog was going to start foaming at the mouth at the press conference yesterday . Look like she is trying to get ready for a run at Mayor again. WHAT A LOSER SHE IS............................


monaghan July 16, 2013 @ 6:27 p.m.

Better watch it, talking about leashes and Donna could turn her attention to you as a sexual predator. Next thing you know, you'll be strung up in the public square.


Startaster July 18, 2013 @ 3:10 p.m.

Why has this episode thrown such a vast number of people into the inquisitor's judgement seat? There is a ferocious, rabid aspect to all of this, as if extreme intolerance and merciless condemnation have set forth across the land like one of our recent backcountry firestorms. What foul wind is driving these flames? Is this but a lesson in human nature, that is, that baser instincts are quickly sparked with the mention of base behavior in another? Or are there hidden, malicious manipulations at work , playing upon our sympathies for reported victims we cannot see and fanning our disgust into monstrous proportions--ravaging our civility in equal measure to the monster we believe we've found?


upan8th Aug. 20, 2013 @ 10:53 a.m.

From the inquisitor's throne...


After winning close election Bob celebrated with an erection. And instead of shaking hands, alas, He grabbed the ladies by the ass.

And, when that failed to make a hit, He grabbed them by the closest tit. And if they forced a deadlock, He placed them in a headlock.

Now, most sadly, he's accused By many ladies he's misused Of asking these angered vigilantes To please not wear their panties.

Bob planned to have orgies delightful, Behaving in manners most frightful. Now there is one thing I am knowing, Instead of coming, 'ol Bob is going.

John Orcutt


obshshelly July 25, 2013 @ 8:43 a.m.

This story that really concerns city workers most doesn't address the large number of federal civil service workers here who don't get EEOC rights that are given to all other workers. San Diego does have an EEOC field office here which is part of the Los Angeles Regional office. So all workers in San Diego with EEOC complaints can go directly to the field office here to file their complaints which can include reams of paper in the form of exhibits. All except for federal workers in San Diego. Such complaints of federal workers are made to the Los Angeles Regional Office's Supervisor judge who then assigned them to the San Diego field office judge for federal complaints. That judge was removed or pulled from our regional office here around January of 2013, before the sequester. The cases were assigned to a judge up in LA. This is a hardship for federal workers here who now must send all documents to LA at high cost. Also one will never see the judge in LA who, I say, resents San Diego federal workers and/or their cases.

I brought this to my Congresswoman's attention over a period of time ending around Feb. 2013 when I was finally convinced Susan Davis does not care a fig about an individual San Diego federal worker's rights (and likely not for San Diego federal workers' rights' as a whole if work is required from her). I am now in the 52nd district and hope my new Congressman will care or do more than just cop out but really, I wish San Diego federal workers will consider this situation and ask why.

Why are the city workers whose pensions are going to soak all of us who own property here forever now suddenly so important to the whole country? Why, because of sex? What about federal workers who suffer discrimination, age, sexism, retaliation, ADA, and racism violations on-the-job here? Does Gloria Allred come forward and offer pro bono help for us? No way, nor can a worker here afford any of the local attorneys to represent them against say SSA or other agencies, especially if still employed! That compounded with not having a single judge assigned to take federal workers' cases here in San Diego at the EEOC field office here downtown makes federal workers the least significant of all workers in San Diego city, county and region. Don't rely on me, check it out for yourself. If you realize what a hardship this is (before you might need EEOC as a federal worker--hopefully you won't) please contact your congress rep or your senator and see if we can get a judge in San Diego at EEOC who will handle the cases of San Diego's federal employees.


Yankeedoodle July 28, 2013 @ 8:48 p.m.

Interesting. I didn't know a lot of this. But shouldn't you have your own thread title to discuss this? I think it will be ignored here, because it's lost in another subject. Maybe not.


quantumcipher Aug. 8, 2013 @ 4:12 p.m.

I've been following Filner's political career for some years now, being a constituent in his prior Congressional district. I had corresponded with him via mail & e-mail on numerous occasions regarding legislation & political advocacy, and personally always found him to conduct himself professionally and to be supportive of Veterans, holding similar political ideologies to my own. During the mayoral election, I had learned of his participation in the Civil Rights movement, being arrested and refusing to be released early as a prisoner of conscience during the 'freedom rides' of that era.

Needless to say, I had a tremendous amount of respect & support for the man. Keyword: Had.. Upon learning of his antics, of not just once, but consistently displaying a pattern of predating on women who worked for and around him, I could no longer support this man. Anyone in a professional setting, whether at work or in politics, should know better than to grope women and sexually harass them. That should have been more than obvious to Mr. Filner, being a public figure under the microscopic scrutiny of the press & the public.

As such, I would like to see Mayor Filner do what is right for the city and for those whom he has violated in the past: to resign, without further incident. I believe, morally, he owes these women an apology as well. However, legally, I can see that is extremely unlikely to occur.. As for the reason behind his antics, none of which being justifiable, I believe Mr. Filner to be a textbook sociopath. Some of the careers that statistically attract the most sociopaths: CEOs, police, venture capitalists & politicians. A common trait among sociopaths: Lack of empathy for those who they perceive as beneath them or in the way of attaining their goals, little or no remorse for their actions, and a sense of entitlement that leads them to believe they can get away with pretty much anything. All of these traits have been revealed, as of late, to be exhibited by Mr. Filner, as well as the former Congressman & NYC mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner.


quantumcipher Aug. 8, 2013 @ 4:12 p.m.


The only unresolved question I have at this point, and a pressing question at that: Why on Earth did these women not come forth sooner? Why did they not do so before he was elected? If there were this many victims, spanning this many years, how is it no one of them would speak out over that time? I find that part extremely unusual, and unsettling at that. I suspect they may have been pressured to forward now by TPTB, to distract the populace from the current NSA scandal, economic disparities and various other endemic issues in our society, to keep the public debating yet another scandal. That does mean this is of no importance, but certainly less importance than the aforementioned issues. Regardless, what he did was inexcusable, and my opinion, shows he is unfit to lead.

Mr. Filner: Do the right thing. Resign. Get professional help & apologize to your victims. Only then, and after those acts, can you once again work to build the public's trust, over time. If you cannot do all of the above, I suggest you simply resign and stop obstructing city business.

Regards, Alan Haggard


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