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The City of San Diego will indemnify Mayor Bob Filner for all or most of his costs in return for his resigning at the end of the month. The council approved the arrangement today (Aug. 23) by a 7-0 vote. (Two were absent.)

The City will indemnify Filner for costs of the Irene McCormack Jackson sex harassment case, paying his legal expenses as well as any possible damages. There could be settlements which the City would pick up. In short, the City will defend Filner. It will pay his expenses of outside lawyers up to $98,000.

If there are other suits beyond the Jackson case, the City reserves the right to consider not indemnifying the mayor, but that may be an empty threat.

Filner said he had loaded the gun but his enemies -- political and in the press -- had pulled the trigger. He said that he had never sexually harassed anyone, but said again he had mistreated women, and apologized for that.

Correctly, he said the City had been run for 50 years by a cabal, He didn't name it, but he appeared to mean he was referring to the downtown overlords whom he battled in his short tenure. He used the words "lynch mob mentality" to describe those who brought him down.

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I agree that the city should pick up the tab, this was a lynch mob. Good luck to you Bob, I think I've admired you more than any other man in my life, and not in a gay way :)

Aug. 23, 2013

strata66: What's pathetic is the next mayor, Republican or Democrat, will be afraid to stand up to the downtown overlords. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 23, 2013

That's your opinion (not a fact). It's too soon to say that.

Aug. 25, 2013

You admire corruption, abuse of women, and misuse of public funds?

Filner's removal was a grassroots effort from a wide variety of San Diegans: poor, middle-class, rich, conservative, liberal, moderate. All types. All people.

Good bye and good riddance to a horrible politician. The people don't ever want to see Filner's face in San Diego again. He should go home to Pittsburgh and stay there forever (or at least until he goes to prison).

Aug. 23, 2013

Californian: I am afraid you have fallen for the propaganda blitz orchestrated by downtown overlords who want to pick your pockets -- and will. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

No propaganda, just observation and detailed analysis of his entire life. I knew Filner was a bad apple well before the election.

But if you knew nothing else other than the fact he spent 20 years in Congress that should have been enough to raise a corruption flag.

Aug. 24, 2013

Detailed analysis of his entire life? Bob should be flattered, lol.

if I knew nothing else other than the fact that anyone spent 20 years in Congress, I would shut my stupid mouth, but that's just me.

PMSL!

Aug. 24, 2013

KLoEditor and Californian: He spent 19 years in Congress, but who's counting? Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

Californian: Twenty years in what field would make you happy? A lawyer spending 20 years defending securities violation cases? Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

So Californian knew Bob was a "bad apple" well before the election. Such predictive powers! Tell me, did you also know that Mayo was a wanker? Was that in your crystal balls, too?

PMSL!!!

Aug. 25, 2013

A detailed analysis of Bob's entire life should be sufficient to demonstrate that he is a good, sound apple, and I am proud to have volunteered for him numerous times and to have voted for him. I wish him the best, for surely we will now be treated to our usual mediocre choices.

Aug. 26, 2013

Californian: you left out "under- and mis-informed, ignorant, blind/deaf to corporate and political shenanigans, complacent, easily manipulated and brainwashed by TV info-tainment, too busy and/or overworked to seek details and connect dots and plain old suck-ups to corruption. . . .

I think you probably fit into a few of those categories.

From a native Californian.

Aug. 24, 2013

Vitalinfo,

Are you speaking about Filner supporters? You forgot bullied by unions, but that is a pretty accurate observation. Good job. Hopefully next time Democrats will do a little research before voting.

From a native San Diegan.

Aug. 24, 2013

Actually I think Vitalinfo was talking about you. I say that because the shoe fits perfectly.

From a third generation San Diegan, lol.

Aug. 24, 2013

Filner supporters are so quick (insert eye-roll here). Like molasses.

I accurately sized up Filner well before the election. Thus, the media had no effect on my opinion. What I saw (and still do in many posts here) is the willingness of Democrats to look the other way when it comes to corruption, abuse of women, etc.

Anything for power and money. There is absolutely NO DIFFERENCE between Republicans and Democrats. Zero.

Aug. 24, 2013

Californian: Are you certain you haven't been hoodwinked? Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

Californian: In your mind, the only research necessary is to read Republican propaganda. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

vitalinfo: I have a hunch you are emotionally involved in this. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

vitalinfo: I wouldn't be surprised if you are right. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

I think you took a big bite of the Papa Doug poison apple, just like most San Diegans did and went running wild-eyes spinning to a recall sheet. Please explain the corruption accusation, I still scratch my head thinking about that. Misuse of funds? He bought a few things like a smoothie maker, maybe for the Mayors office. Abuse of women? Can't anybody see he is just a loving man spreading sunshine and good cheer, and not a molester or pervert or abuser. He's a hugger, like he said and we see. Never in your or my life will we ever cross paths with a more noble, experienced and sincere public servant. People like you have left this man broken, scarred and now a public pariah for the rest of his life. He is of excellent character and San Diego made a huge horrible mistake. We all lose because of it...

Aug. 24, 2013

strata66,

Your posts are the most disturbing I have seen here.

You think abusing women is "spreading sunshine"? Misuse of funds is nothing more than a "smoothie maker"? Sick. Just sick. You're the perfect example of a Filner supporter and exactly what made so many San Diegans sick to their stomach.

Filner is a terrible person and will be remember forever as a corrupt womanizer who did anything for power and money. Just like the rest of Congress.

Aug. 24, 2013

Californian: I realize your mind is made up. You have fallen for media propaganda. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

strata66: I see no indication that Filner was or is corrupt. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

Zat your name, The People?

PMSL!

Aug. 24, 2013

Californian is so cute, lol.

Let's ask him who he's supporting for Mayor.

Aug. 24, 2013

I don't see any potential candidates I like right now. Hopefully an honest and decent person will emerge who will put the people of San Diego first.

Aug. 24, 2013

Californian: You mean you are not for DeMaio? Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

Filner was the best mayor in the history of San Diego. He stood up to the Real Estate Mafia, and took 95% of the homeless off the downtown streets, just in 6 months.

Aug. 25, 2013

Hold on there. I did a story in October 2010 on conversion of the old World Trade Center downtown into a homeless housing facility: http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/20... Bob Filner had nothing to do with that particular project.

Aug. 25, 2013

Fare thee well, Bob.

Aug. 23, 2013

Yenkeedoodle: He tried to stand up to the corporate welfare crowd, and got mowed down. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 23, 2013

Good luck, Mayor Filner. You gave a good farewell. Write a book, please.

Aug. 23, 2013

Will it be sold in the fiction section?

Aug. 23, 2013

David Batterson: The fictions came from Filner's enemies. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 23, 2013

The Union-Tribune, News 8, NBC News San Diego, etc., are fiction, not Filner.

Aug. 25, 2013

HonestGovernment: I will be most interested in reading that book. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 23, 2013

It will be a scratch-and-sniff book illustrated with a cartoon Bob, and titled: "Where's Grabo?"

Aug. 23, 2013

HonestGovernment: I hope he waits to publish the book until San Diegans realize they have been manipulated by pickpockets. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

The right wing accomplished regime change using the hostile work place/sexual harassment Card. This reminded me of a version of Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe.

The cast of characters included many of San Diego's brightest and richest.

After listening to the players, I could not help but grieve the loss of a good man with a vision, torn apart by the media, a media largely controlled by those exact persons who stand to profit most.

Women must be protected in the work place - I am the first to agree. But the shrill, largely self-serving Gloria Allred with her client who now speaks several decibels louder than she did at the first press conference grated on my nerves.

I can only hope that Judge Richard Strauss will transfer the Gloria Allred circus to El Centro.

Aug. 23, 2013

Thanks for the laugh with the phrase "the loss of a good man".

Did somebody die? No, just some self-centered buffoon finally got off the stage.

Aug. 23, 2013

Well, the stage manager had called for the big stage hook. "Fleeting Fingers" Filner saw this coming, so he did an Exit, Stage Left. But not before delivering a loud Bronx Cheer at the audience.

Aug. 23, 2013

David Batterson: In referencing the lynch mob, Filner was speaking the truth to San Diegans, who aren't accustomed to that. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

I wasn't aware that you had become San Diego's Speaker of the Truth at your high and mighty mountain perch, looking down on us mere unenlightened mortals. When were you appointed as Mahatma Gandhi's successor.? I missed that memo or newsletter, I guess.

Aug. 24, 2013

Batsheeite, I must admit that your posts have become a source of high entertainment since I recently realized that about 80% of the accusations you make are simply self-revelatory.

Aug. 24, 2013

You may think what you like. That's what helps make this a great nation.

Aug. 24, 2013

David Batterson: Somebody is sure unenlightened. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

You mean you looked in a mirror?

Aug. 25, 2013

Oh brother. Third grade insults. Can you do no better, Bat?

Must have been a low rent troll school, lol.

Aug. 25, 2013
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Aug. 26, 2013

paulmclarke: Whoever succeeds Filner is almost guaranteed to be in the pockets of the downtown corporate welfare boosters.

Money talks. Why must it nauseate? Best, Don Bauder

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Aug. 23, 2013

David Batterson: I enjoy your comments. Best, Don Bauder

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Aug. 26, 2013

From what I understand, there's rarely a change of venue for civil cases. But Filner better settle, if he has an ounce of sense left.

Aug. 23, 2013

Settle with what funds?

Aug. 23, 2013

Diogenes: That's how law enforcement gets what it wants: it threatens to break someone financially until he or she gives in. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 23, 2013

Gloria Allred is not a part of "law enforcement" (but flying fast and loose with accuracy while blogging seems to be your forte).

Aug. 24, 2013

David Batterson: Gloria Allred is not part of this agreement. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

I didn't say she was. Keep up with the thread, and quit guessing. When I said settle, I was referring to the civil case brought by Allred (not the mediation). Scroll up and READ what I said before responding and then thinking you are right. Once again, you were off-base. What's that?--About 50 times by now? Correcting you constantly is an ongoing battle; it never ends.

Aug. 24, 2013
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Aug. 25, 2013

David Batterson: Unfortunately, changes of venue are rare. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 23, 2013

That's what I said above: "...there's rarely a change of venue for civil cases." What is wrong with you? Go take a nap.

Aug. 23, 2013

David Batterson: You and Randy seem to be like most free lance writers: you don't have much to do. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

Does "reporting graffiti" count? (DWB 08/23 6:04 pm)

Aug. 24, 2013

That is one of MANY things I do. Tag along some day and observe.

Aug. 24, 2013

Duhbya: I don't know how remunerative it is. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

You would be gasping for breath if you tried to keep up with me. I actually keep very busy in my life. If you knew me, you would be surprised. Writing is only PART of my activities (which I revealed in an earlier comment to someone else who said I needed to keep busy). Don't make assumptions about people you don't know; it only makes you look stupid.

Aug. 24, 2013

Changes in venue are more common for civil cases. Not because of pre-trial publicity, but because one party can prove the new venue is more convenient to both parties.

Aug. 23, 2013

Diogenes: You have it right: the local media are owned or controlled by those who have the most to gain from Filner's departure. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 23, 2013

I would not have voted for DeMaio.

You and I have the experience in life and politics to see the dialectical reality.

The rich have gotten 10X more of an increase in income during the past 11 years than did everyone else.

I guess that means they worked 10x harder than everyone else to some people who ignore the way th financial pie is divided.

Women do better with more income and education. Those who favor policies that make the rich richer do far more harm to women than getting a pat on the butt, patronizing though it might be.

Half of the victims admt that nothing happened.

99.9% of women will do worse financially under "conservatve" policies.

Was Filner wrong, if he did it? Sure. But it was all about regime change for money.

Aug. 23, 2013

Republicans hate women as a matter of party policy. The first so-called progressive woman who whined about Filner and then complains about the new conservative regime can kindly go self-copulate. Self-righteous bitches.

Aug. 23, 2013

KayL: While I appreciate your indignation and sorrow, I wish you would take back the invective of the last word in your comment. You do not need to resort to that to make your point, in my opinion. The men were hardly any better.

Aug. 24, 2013

Yankeedoodle: I agree with you. KayL should take back the invective. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

Diogenes: And you may have the opportunity to reject DeMaio's candidacy again. Despite the masturbation revelations, he is thinking of running for mayor again. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

Diogenes: Now we are getting down to interesting topics. I am tiring of the mud-throwing. Over the last several decades, middle class income has gone nowhere while income of the upper 1% and upper 10% has zoomed. This maldistribution of wealth and income is one of our most cancerous problems economically, because consumption is 71`% of GDP. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

Diogenes: Yes, this whole thing was about regime change for money. And the planning began the day Filner was elected. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

Be careful, because making such intelligent comments as that can get you into trouble with the Real Estate Mafia, and they cause you to lose your job and your apartment lease. Best comment in the string.

Aug. 25, 2013

NZ9F: Developers abhor truth in San Diego. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

Today, the people of San Diego have overcome a corrupt and wicked man!

August 23rd will forever be celebrated in San Diego as:

The day right defeated wrong.

Good destroyed evil.

Honor halted corruption.

Aug. 23, 2013

Californian: Overcome corruption? You mean welcomed corruption back. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 23, 2013

Filner brought Washington DC corruption to San Diego. He didn't just treat women like 2nd class citizens. That was the tip of the dirty iceberg. He is also being investigated by the FBI for corruption and bribe taking. Not to mention embezzlement of public funds. And all of that in just 6 months!

Could you imagine 4 years of this? San Diego would have devolved into Chicago or Detroit!

Aug. 23, 2013

Californian: Embezzlement? You are hallucinating. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

Pardon me but I accidentally flagged your comment.

Please disregard.

Aug. 24, 2013

Excuse me, I think it was GOP Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham who brought "Washington DC corruption to San Diego." Cunningham went to prison for selling his votes for bribes and was the boss of Nathan Fletcher who has filed to run for mayor in the next matchup.

Aug. 24, 2013

No comment, except that you may not be intelligent enough, Californian, to understand the difference between lies told by the news media versus the truth.

Aug. 25, 2013

Californian: You have bought into a fatuous scenario cooked up by thoroughly dishonest San Diego officials. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

I think it was the right thing to do. I wouldn't go so far as saying good destroying evil and I definitely wouldn't say this halted corruption.

Aug. 23, 2013

If anything, it encouraged corruption.

Aug. 23, 2013

ImJustABill: This will intensify corruption. Wait until the economically fatuous convention center expansion goes through and a billion dollar stadium for a billion dollar family goes up. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

Don: Did you see the Manchester U-T this morning? The cheerleading has begun in earnest again about the convention center expansion and new stadium. We know the convention center expansion is basically spending $520 mil for one convention (ComicCon), but that isn't important to Downtown interests. I guess they need a bigger monument to, well, something. A new stadium--according to the Manchester U-T, Filner was "indifferent" as to whether the Chargers stayed or went. "We don't think that reflects how San Diegans feel." I am sure team officials and city leaders will do all they can to ram this through WITHOUT putting it on the ballot, lest they find out how San Diegans really feel about a new stadium. Personally, I am all for a new stadium--just not at high taxpayer expense. Unfortunately, I know that will not be the case, as the taxpayers will end up taking it in the shorts twice on this. Once, on the convention center expansion and two, on a new stadium. Ironically, I was for getting rid of Filner, but as you said many times, it would be at the detriment of the city. And so the fleecing begins anew...

Aug. 24, 2013

Here's what Todd Gloria told me a year ago, about building the new stadium downtown: http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/20...

Aug. 24, 2013

aardvark: How do you think they got the absurd convention center expansion through? By not putting it to a vote. These autocrats will be taking over city government again. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

Don: Isn't there a lawsuit (lawsuits?) winding it's way through the courts in regards to the expansion and it's funding mechanisms?

Aug. 24, 2013

ImJustABill: How could good have destroyed evil when the money was lined up behind evil? Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

The day that "San Diego: Stupid is as Stupid Does" is adopted as the new motto for America's Finest Plantation.

Aug. 24, 2013

vitalinfo: I thought that motto had already been adopted. If not, congratulations for your ingenuity. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

The San Diego Homeless News just went back to calling America's "Finest" City what it used to call it: "America's Stupidest City".

Aug. 25, 2013

NZ9F: I wouldn't say that. Think of all those redneck cities in the South. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

Californian: Not!

Aug. 24, 2013

Puke.

Aug. 23, 2013

Twister: Unfortunately, the majority of San Diegans now agree with Californian's mawkish sentiments. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 23, 2013

The majority of San Diegans think women should be respected, that politicians shouldn't take bribes, and that tax dollars should be spent in the public's best interest.

So I take it you, like Filner, are not with the majority.

Aug. 23, 2013

Remember, the last few weeks it's been the "Bob and Bauder" show: they're blood brothers; they're two of a kind!

Aug. 24, 2013

David Batterson: That is so ridiculous I wouldn't dignify it with a response. I believe you should see a psychiatrist as early as tomorrow. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

Californians: The majority of San Diegans think politicians shouldn't take bribes? Where you been? Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

The majority of San Diegans are too stupid to know anything about anything. That is all that is proven here.

Aug. 25, 2013

Wow, did someone write Filner's speech for him? Those angry utterances of "coup" and "hysteria" sort of stuck out like a sore thumb.

Aug. 23, 2013

Yeah they did, stuck out like a sore thumb and in like a thorn because the statements are true. No worries, you're going to soon be back to the smooth talkers that will be screwing you and everyone from all angles, very quietly and sweetly like music to your ears.

Aug. 24, 2013

No, they stuck out like a sore thumb because it sounded like Filner had secretly hired Bauder as his speechwriter.

Aug. 24, 2013

vitalinfo: True statements were almost unheard of until Filner took over. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

Don: Excellent point.

Aug. 24, 2013

New entry for best comment in the entire string.

Aug. 25, 2013

Bauder has a completely true idea of what happened. The only thing he does not know is that the allegations of sexual harassment are false.

Aug. 25, 2013

David Batterson: Again, make an appointment with a shrink. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

Don't need one, dear. Thanks for your concern, though. Always a pleasure hearing your words of wonder.

Aug. 25, 2013

David Batterson. Sorry. I haven't communicated with Filner, directly or indirectly, for three years. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 23, 2013

Even his lawyers or friends?

Aug. 23, 2013

David Batterson: Neither. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

Indirectly???? You don't give yourself, or the The Reader credit.

How bout this/your blog? You've been such a fanboy towards Filner here. And that doesn't count the hundreds if not well over a thousand comments since this fiasco began. In all you portrayed Filner as the victim of the cabal of downtown overlords who, as you imply, control our very lives. This, of course, is nonsense. Filner is the victim of his own documented acts.

While the communication, albeit indirectly, is definitely present. All ones needs to do is read Filner's farewell pontificating. Filner nearly, if not actually, uses the same language you have used. Is he quoting Bauder? Who knows for sure. But there's no doubt in my mind indirect communication has occurred.

Aug. 24, 2013

JustWondering: My point exactly. Filner may have been following the blog here all along, and just grabbed the buzz-phrases for free from Bauder's brotherly, bombastic blasts of BS.

Aug. 24, 2013

JustWondering: Your mind is playing tricks on your again. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

No Don.... It's your Jedi mind tricks which are no longer working. Trying to make us believe Filner was a victim of the "cabal" is something even George Lucas' imagination would have never found creditable.

Aug. 24, 2013

Bauder has it right.

Aug. 25, 2013

JustWondering: If you haven't figured out what Allred pulled, I feel very sorry for you. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

I have dealt with the Mafia and their news media for something like 45 years, and it all fits with hundreds of other similar cases, usually not as involved as sacking a Mayor. He did innocent office flirting, this was exaggerated into sexual harassment, witnesses were brought in from Washington where he actually DID do some of that years ago, and actresses were hired to say they were witnesses. Happens every day.

Aug. 25, 2013

JustWondering: I would estimate that there have been more than 3000 comments here since the Filner imbroglio began -- roughly half of them mine. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

Yeah, tell us about it. Your screed spreads like a bad virus.

Aug. 25, 2013

Good luck, BobFilner. You did the best you could in a town full of hyenas and jackals. You'll go on to do other good things.
To those of us who voted for you and would do so again, we got the political sanity we hoped for. To those of you who destroyed a good person, you'll get what you deserve. Coming soon.

Aug. 23, 2013

BlueSouthPark: I'm sure this has been very hard on him physically. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

New nomination for best comment in the string, BlueSouthPark.

Aug. 25, 2013

NZ9F: Do I hear a second? Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

Nice "apology" by FIlner. My favorite quote: "But they found with those weapons and they used them, in a bloody and vicious way." While calling Filner a "sociopath" might be a little hyperbolic it's not far off the mark.

To the few of us here who actually believe that having a "D" next to one's name doesn't automatically make a politician above reproach Filner is clearly a world-class jerk who had no place in public office.

Good Riddance.

Aug. 23, 2013

You should not be calling him a sociopath! Instead use.......whackjob! The only office he should occupy is a home office (with no employees).

Aug. 23, 2013

So he could harass himself?

Aug. 23, 2013

Darn, I forgot about that. Probably better install some security cameras.

Aug. 23, 2013

Maybe if he goes from just a really, really arrogant and disrespectful person to completely loony. Like if he develops a 2nd personality that is really nice and humble. It would be like watching Gollum talk to himself in Lord of the Rings.

Aug. 24, 2013

hahahahaha. That sure paints a picture.

Aug. 24, 2013

Harassing himself? Apparently, that description would fit Carl DeMaio (allegedly).

Aug. 24, 2013

Sociopath? Filner? No, maybe ImJustABill.

Aug. 25, 2013

David Batterson: I remember when Heywood Sanders, the nation's expert on convention centers, warned San Diego of the vast glut in the industry, and also explained how the San Diego center was rigging its statistics. Some flack for the center called Sanders a "whackjob." The City's auditor came out with a report showing how the center was twisting its statistics, just as Sanders had said. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

Yes, I DO read the Reader. I saw the piece. And I agreed with Sanders. No schoolmarm lectures, please. Save those for your Journalism 101 students.

Aug. 25, 2013

ImJustABill: "A little hyperbolic?" It came from a liar: Goldsmith. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

Yikes! The Mob, using their media cronies, completely exaggerated what was mostly office flirting, and then found liars to back that up. Happened to me once, big press media event. And, do you know what a "cabal" is? Some clues on my website, www.NZ9F.com/Gnosis.

Aug. 23, 2013
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Aug. 23, 2013

NZ9F: There is a difference between flirting/teasing and harassment. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

I agree, and he did one but not the other, if his case is anything like the many that I have seen in my lifetime.

Aug. 25, 2013

NZ9F: "Cronies" is the right word. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

Oh, one other thing, Don, the Mafia routinely wiretaps using shotgun mikes from nearby hotels. That, too, happened to me. Dr. John Kitchin

Aug. 23, 2013

NZ9F: It wasn't the mob in this case. It was somebody in local government, I am quite sure. I hope to have more on that later. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

Will Voice of OC be doing the legwork for you on that investigation?

Aug. 25, 2013

There is plenty of evidence it was the MOB, however they do run local government.

Aug. 26, 2013

I wonder how many major cities have had 3 mayors resign in the last 30 years?

Maybe Hedgecock can invite Murphy and Filner can all get an apartment together and do a reality TV show? Three disgraced former mayors of SD all living together. It would be hilarious.

Aug. 23, 2013

ImJustABill: DeMaio can have his own show. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

ImJustABill: Maybe the next mayor can make it a foursome. But San Diego can't beat Illinois. Four of the last seven governors have gone to prison. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

Let's focus on the business of running this city and not the pettiness of all this witch hunt in the media coverage. ALL city officials have skeletons in the closet. This poor bastard just went too far and got his tit in the ringer.

Aug. 23, 2013

Council President Todd Gloria, who becomes interim Mayor in a week, should get us back on track. I think he's exactly the right person for the job in this crucial period before the election.

Aug. 23, 2013

Well he's not obviously corrupt and he's not obviously a complete jerk. Those 2 facts would tend to make him better than most San Diego mayors.

Aug. 24, 2013

Wrong again, 2x in one comment.

Aug. 24, 2013

The Toad Glorious will not be warming that chair long, if what the Mayo article alleges is correct. Emerald stated that "Everybody knew" that Mayo was wanking in the men's room. That presumably includes herself and the Toad. Rather selective in who they demand resign, aren't they? Now that the story is out, the Toad and Emerald will have questions to answer as to why he didn't ask the city attorney to start an investigation. With two credible eyewitnesses, and additional witnesses to back them up, there was no reason not to report what they knew. Of course if the city attorney knew as well, as part of that "everybody," then there's no question he would have to resign, along with Emerald and the Toad.

So Bat, what's your connection to the Toad?

Aug. 24, 2013

No connection, other than writing articles about him. I have never socialized with him, nor will I, as that would be unethical.

Aug. 24, 2013

David: You certainly seem to be very fond of him.

Aug. 24, 2013

Respect is a better word.

Aug. 24, 2013

Respect a councilmember who routinely bans anybody from his Facebook page whose comments he doesn't like, even if they are in his own district. I can see him banning me, I was on his page for a week and pretty much wanted to bail but he saved me the trouble, lol. All the babbling about wanting to enter into the State of the City event in an egg like Lady Gaga, of Justin Bieber's haircut, of sexy streets (meaning repaved), the guy was so strange, I mean, maybe that played well in his area of town, I don't know, but the entertainment value did not escape me. After he banned me, and others, he took to being more serious, including his glasses. But first impressions for me have continually been buttressed by his further actions, including most of all his rabid and dishonest support for Jacobs Folly which disgusted me.

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Aug. 25, 2013

I don't use Facebook, but I understand it's routine for people to keep others away that they don't care for. It's their page, not yours. Sounds like a good feature for Facebook to have. It's sort of like locks we have on doors: even if you try to barge in, you can't. Pretty simple stuff to grasp.

Aug. 25, 2013

Oh except for the fact that he's a councilmember whose salary I happen to pay, and who routinely posts about public projects on his wall while limiting the public's ability to comment on them, allowing only his admirers to praise his greatness, and that other councilmembers rarely ban people from their pages, while the Toad makes a practice of it. And by the way, even you would be hard pressed to find anything that I said on his page offensive. So clearly your understanding is as deficient on this subject as elsewhere.

Aug. 25, 2013

David Batterson: Gloria? You can't be serious. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

Have you ever interviewed him (in person) for the Reader? I have (and for another publication sometime back). Oh that's right. You live 1000 miles away. You can't.

Aug. 25, 2013

Robert Chartier: DeMaio has two skeletons or more in his closet. See below. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

Lynch "MOB" is a good description, since a "cabal" is actually a Jewish Kabbal, similar to the Catholic K of C (illuminati) or the Protestant Freemasons (knights templar). They are part of the real Mafia, not the Hollywood Mafia of the Sopranos and Godfather. They run things like who gets into a medical school, who gets a real estate license, that sort of thing. A secret underground organization, and there are thousands. I give you a web link on a different comment for the entire nine yards on all that. University of Wisconsin? I worked there on a newspaper called "Off The Pigs!" and another called "The People´s Office News", but mostly I worked at the UWM Post, at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

Aug. 23, 2013

NZ9F: I'll bet you attended long after I did. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

I am 61 years old, and also did some editing work for "Take Over", the hit Madison weekly newspaper. Filner and I marched with Martin Luther King.

Aug. 25, 2013

NZ9F: Congratulations for your participation in the march whose anniversary we are now celebrating. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

watching filner give his goodbye speech where he caters to his cheering supporters was a real circus. filner, as defiant as ever, was in real denial as were his supporters who were deluded into blindly thinking he could do no wrong. his supporters who were there all seemed to take filner's downfall as if it were all personal attacks on them. all of them are fanboys and fangirls who think that their idol could do no wrong. well, kiddies there is no santa claus and your hero got old and something is really wrong in his head. if anything, he's now a stubborn dirty old man who has problems controlling himself. the only other thing that would have stopped him is if he had a stroke or some other medical event. but he's probably healthy as a horse except for his apparent mental problems. sorry, although he may have been a calculating progressive hero in the past, but he is now one reckless wacko old dude nowadays. his supporters and other sympathizers are going to be crying even more when filner is most likely prosecuted for his OTHER crimes. this game is not even close to being over for filner. when he is prosecuted, it would not be surprising to see if a developing mental defect defense is possibly used as a mitigating factor. filner is just one big sad trainwreak.

Aug. 23, 2013

Yes, his flailing "last hurrah" speech was pathetic. So many of us are upset that we wasted our vote on him. He betrayed our trust, and he got what he deserved. There was no "palace coup" in this sordid affair. But let's hope he gets the help he needs, that he can slay his inner demons, and find peace one day. One day at a time, Bob.

Aug. 24, 2013
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Aug. 25, 2013

I've never hated Filner (and never will). I abhor his past behavior, though. Two different things. But I sincerely hope he'll find healing now. No pretending from this end. You're judging a person (me) you do not know.

Aug. 25, 2013
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Aug. 26, 2013

KLoEditor: Will somebody tell me what PMSL means? Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

reply to donbauder Seriously??? P*ssing myself laughing

Aug. 25, 2013
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Aug. 25, 2013
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Aug. 25, 2013

Could you buy a capital letter please?

Aug. 24, 2013

paulmclarke: Are you speaking of MeReader? Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

MeReader: There are some other notables who have problems controlling themselves. See below. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

MeReader, Stupidest comment in the string. You get an "F". Prof. John Kitchin

Aug. 25, 2013

i guess its back to the criminal activities for the city officials and big business.

FBI/Federal government do your job.

thanks for trying BOB!!

Aug. 24, 2013

CA State Attorney General too? What when big business (those main stream media pimps feeding the masses an all-you-can-eat buffet of lies & spin--even kpBS), are great "friends and sponsors" of government and education?

Time to turn the composter over.

Aug. 24, 2013

vitalinfo: Yes, this has been a business/government collusion...state, federal, and local business. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

milossd: The question is whose side the FBI/federal government is on. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

We need a candidate.

Aug. 24, 2013

Psycholizard: Who will come forward to be assassinated? Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

My God, Don. Put the Filner Cool-Aid down, would you? He was "assassinated".

And you can spare me the Downtown Money Interests comment that will flow from your keyboard next.

If the choice is: A) Filner B) Corporate Welfare Queens

Why can't I choose neither?

Aug. 25, 2013

Exactly. I vote for C) Neither.

I can't believe in a city of 1M+ people there isn't one candidate who is honest, intelligent, and a decent human being

Aug. 25, 2013

ImJustABill: By its very nature, politics generally excludes the honest and decent human beings. But it does attract intelligent people. Filner was one. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

I don't think people denied that he was "intelligent." But that's not enough for a leader.

Aug. 25, 2013

Bob is honest and decent, as well as intelligent. Rare qualities in a pol.

Aug. 26, 2013

paulmclarke: You have already chosen the latter but haven't figured it out. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

This political and social disaster proved one fact above all others, many powerful people (sadly including Feinstein, Boxer and Pelosi) say they believe in women's rights but fail to actually win women's rights.

So in 2013, we still have not ratified an ERA that would end women's historic subordination to men and guarantee women full constitutional rights. Filner was a consequence of that failure.

Hopefully, San Diego's disaster will result in waking up We The People to demand that our politicians achieve women's rights now. The future of American Democracy depends on it.

Aug. 24, 2013

At least Feinstein, Boxer, and Pelosi all did the right thing and called for Filner's resignation. They all put women's rights in the workplace ahead of party politics. Obviously, the same can't be said for many on this blog.

Aug. 24, 2013

Those golden girls were just covering their wrinkled (just an assumption, based on age) asses.

Aug. 24, 2013

ImJustABill: At the time those Washington politicians came out, there was only one woman whose rights in the workplace were an issue. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

Women's rights arguments at a moment like this is like arguing for a drop of water in the desert.

Human rights and democracy NEVER were what was propagandized in this country, but the ruling 2% are dangerously brazen now. Just stay out of their way and stay in your place all children, women and men!

Aug. 24, 2013

vitalinfo: Every country's ideals are contradicted by leaders' actions. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

Talk about stating the obvious.

Aug. 25, 2013

Anon92107: In Washington and in San Diego, few fought harder for the rights of minorities, women, the underprivileged than Filner. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

Don, children, women and the poor are our highest priority.

Far too many democratic women across America said Filner must go.

Let it go Don, listen to the women. Throughout history women have protected us dumbshit men a hell of a lot better than we have protected them.

It's time for us to demand Equal Rights For Women throughout the World starting in San Diego in 2013, we owe them everything for our quality of life.

Aug. 25, 2013

Both Gov. Schwarzenegger and Newt Gingrich had a much worse record on all this, but were Republicans.

Aug. 25, 2013

Anon92107: Filner fought hard for women's rights, but his personal activities belied his ideals. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

Don Bauder for Mayor!

Aug. 24, 2013

Ken: Snap out of it! Bauder lives in Colorado, so couldn't run.

Aug. 24, 2013

David Batterson: He is also too old to run...and soon will be too old to walk. Best, Don Bader

Aug. 25, 2013

Ken Harrison: If nominated I will not run and if elected I will not serve. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

I think there's an opening for dogcatcher, though. With your constant yapping, the dogs would freeze in fear so you could net them easily.

Aug. 24, 2013

David Batterson: I would rather be a hot dog vendor. But I don't think the Padres or Chargers would hire me. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

Don: Are there any other points of intersection between you and Coolidge?

Aug. 24, 2013

That quote actually originated with Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman, not Coolidge. Many politicians have repeated it since then, including LBJ.

Aug. 25, 2013

David Batterson: For once, you are right. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

Not only once. You don't have enough toes and fingers to count all the occurrences.

Aug. 25, 2013

Yankeedoodle: The quote initially came from Civil War General Sherman. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

how many months will go by before the voters learn to hate the next mayor?

Aug. 24, 2013

Murphyjunk: Remember, the next mayor -- almost certainly a corporate welfare lackey -- will have the backing of the press, except the Reader. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

Two months ago I would say that San Diego CityBeat would also not back a new Mayor, but now I don't know.

Aug. 25, 2013

NZ9F: Sorry. I don't read CityBeat. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

I wasn't aware the "Reader" editorialized in favor of, or against, candidates. There is no editorial page or op-ed page in the publication. You do know that, right? Do you actually read Reader articles besides your own stuff?

Aug. 25, 2013

David Batterson: Of course I read the Reader. Sorry I had never heard of you before. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

You weren't missing anything.

Aug. 26, 2013

The issue for all San Diego women is not one publication, including the Reader, is reporting the reality about the nightmare women in San Diego routinely, face.

Last week Judge Jacqueline Stern tossed an 11-1 jury verdict in a police sexual harassment case, against Oceanside Police Department, (OPD earlier was successfully sued for the exact same thing...and Oceaside's City Attorney lobbied for and received a confidential settlement so Oceanside's tax payers wouldn't know how much they were on the hook.)

In another case, San Diego Police officer was convicted of stalking a female officer, another Female San Diego judge, Judge Lisa Schall-Guy refused to grant the frightened female police officer a restraining order. More bad news. The stalker was an "Officer of the Year."

Try finding THAT in any SD media, including The Reader.

All this can be verified at www.SanDiegoJudges.com.

In closing, San Diego remains a misogynist's dream. All San Diego Media is owned by rich white guys not interested in women; period.

Aug. 24, 2013

Familylawcourts: There have been many injustices to women in San Diego courts. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

Let us not leave out the many men who also face injustices, and the many of any gender who face injustices that have nothing to do with their gender, in the San Diego courts.

Aug. 25, 2013

NZ9F: In fact, Filner was rough with men as well as with women. He is a perfectionist. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

I hope Bob makes a fortune writing books, on the lecture circuit and on the talk shows. I only wish I were his agent. I read his 1973 doctorate dissertation which is both easy to read and very scholarly.

Now that he has managed to escape the bondage of a tiny people known as "Lilliputians" I hope he calls his book “Filner’s Travels”. He would describe the deadly battles he witnessed, fought with poison arrows launched through long “blow-pipes” called "journalists" from behind paper fortifications known on the island as “media organizations”.

These poisonous battles are fought between the Big-Enders and the Little-Enders i.e. those who passionately believe that eggs should be broken at the big end and those who insist on the little end, the outcome of which will decide for the little islanders which little warlord will become “Emperor of Lilliput”.

Filner, who stumbled upon this strange island by accident some years ago, was immediately secured to the earth by being tied with a myriad of ultra-thin thread-like restraints - the tiny Lilliputians did not have a prison big enough to hold him.

He was thus held captive for many years when suddenly and raucously he was convicted by a mob trial and sentenced to death for daring to preach "democracy" a completely unknown and totally unacceptable concept to these barbarous island people.

The occasion of his tumultuous trial gave him the opportunity to make his escape. The Lilliputians were so busy screaming at each other that they completely forgot that their puny restraints were a mere token as Filner could have escaped at any time but was restrained by his desire to bring the benefits of civilization to these primitive people.

As he finally departed the scene a Count Manchester, known to the islanders as "Pappa Doug" was slightly ahead in the bloodletting to a Prince Jacobs, known to the islanders as "The Dark Prince".

But the outcome was far from certain. Each warlord was buying up the local raw materials from which the best known poisons are traditionally made and were developing new and more deadly poisons every day. These wannabe "Emperors of Lilliput" were competing fiercely for the pettiest “blow-pipes” (small is beautiful on Lilliput) i.e. lawyers, politicians and journalists on the island.

Filner feels very lucky to have escaped this extraordinary island and is now living in a secure location from where he can tell the world of this terrible place which he named "Lilliput" but which the natives still call “San Diego”.

I can't wait for a "Swift" publication of his book.

Aug. 24, 2013

He only had Yahoos on his side.

Aug. 24, 2013

The only yahoos I saw on the threads at all the MSM sites and on FB were screeching for Bob's head, calling him every sort of vile insult, denigrating his looks. Their idea of wit was coming up with childish names like Feel her and Filthner.

The pro-Filner people were by far more intelligent, and their zingers were snark award material. At the very least they could spell and knew the difference between your and you're.

Aug. 26, 2013

Pat: Now that's a cheery interpretation. I like it.

Aug. 24, 2013

Pat: Swift is one of my favorite authors, too. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

I can see why. You were born the same year as Swift, if I'm not mistaken!

Aug. 25, 2013
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Aug. 25, 2013

That was a JOKE, dear! And I'm sure Bauder got a good laugh at it.

Aug. 25, 2013

Don: Swift's "big-enders vs. little-enders" was a parody on Catholic vs. Protestant. The whole thing was a magnificent spoof on the British Empire.

Some things never change.

Aug. 25, 2013
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Aug. 25, 2013

A few comments are in order.

First, I must agree that Filner will not likely get a change of venue.

In a civil case, the plaintiff's choice of venue, and where the witnesses and parties are located, is given great respect by the courts in a civil case, at where two governmental agencies are not involved. The city is now out with the adoption of the settlement agreement and Filner is not a governmental agency.

I have not read Harvey Berger's papers to be filed in court because, as of Friday, they had not been filed, according to the calendar clerk in Judge Strauss' Department (as of noon).

Secondly, this blog has been joined by some who seem to believe that Don Bauder wrote Filner's PhD. dissertation and masterminded Filner's ten election campaigns to Congress.

I give Don Bauder much credit if he accomplished all of this for any politician. Obviously, he did not; it would be less annoying if bloggers did not continually and repeatedly suggest he did. That reflects on the bloggers general intelligence and integrity. We call then trolls..... They actually know better.

Lastly, I will repeat again that greedy developers and timid Democrats who fear being abandoned by the "feminists" have thrown a man out of office for their own reasons. NONE, or virtually NONE of these same people tried to oust Governor Arnold. Did Papa Doug, or the San Diego bathroom master-baiter? Hardly!!! They supported the "movie star." Gropenator they called him BEFORE the recall.

I see the silicon groupies surround Pap Doug in photos. After seeing the medical records of hundreds of cases of plaintiffs in the Dow case, this is a tragedy (in most cases) far worse than a pinched butt. I support those who actually need cosmetic surgeries, including breast augmentation. But to do this to please sick old men is NOT supporting women or women's rights in any manner whatsoever.

So wave your flags and beat your Bible, your "devil"has been banished from the Garden - you have thrown the first stone. I suspect that the devil is an inner demon... but that's another story. Go to Hooters and drink up! Your "stadium for head injury" and your convention center are on the way. Look at the boobs, drink your beer, over-build the remnants of what is left of San Diego.

I can see why Don lives in Colorado.

Aug. 24, 2013

Silicon is for chips.

Aug. 24, 2013

Yep, quite different from silicone! But I guess their cleavage could be called Silicone Valley?

Aug. 24, 2013

Goes good with salsa,

Aug. 25, 2013

Trying to praise your article above as a good analysis, but my comments keep being deleted, Diogenes.

Aug. 25, 2013

Diogenes, I'm curious what you think about the city attorney eagerly welcoming Allred into all the discussions about the mayor. Especially now that the city has agreed to defend the mayor in the lawsuit, it doesn't seem to me that he was acting in the city's best interests, I mean, I get that he must have enjoyed having another committed enemy at the table, but he really didn't need her there.

Aug. 24, 2013

I wondered about that too.

Goldsmith worked against the mayor who is one of his clients if you subscribe to the idea that he represents the City Council and the mayor. I thought that Goldsmith had stated that he represented the last mayor Sanders but then changed that opinion when it came to Filner. This issue of who Goldsmith believed he represents under municipal law is a debate that goes back to when Michael Aguirre was in office as City Attorney. He clamed that he represented the people.

Goldsmith has been inconsistent is his public statements about this issue.

Aug. 25, 2013

It certainly seems as though Goldsmith acted as an appointed City Attorney during one administration, and as an elected City Attorney (and more) in the next.

Aug. 25, 2013

Goldsmith also criminally prosecuted a man for chalk drawings on a public sidewalk, which is a clear violation of his First Amendment Rights. Watch out, as I say, that your kids are not arrested for Felony Hopscotch!

Aug. 25, 2013

Diogenes: Good essay, but I am not sure the people refer to know better. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

Well said, Diogenes, and you get an "A". Prof. John Kitchin

Aug. 25, 2013

Let's look on the civil bright side of things.

It's good that Don Bauder lives out-of-town. It's clear that crazies and haters have been alerted to bombard his blog with unprecedentedly vicious (and vacuous) comments that are as often personal in nature as they are related to the column's topic. They should chill, but probably won't. Better to be farther away.

It's good that Bauder is unfazed by the limitations of these people who take full advantage of their First Amendment rights. (What a great country we live in!) Bauder carries on despite the rain of trolls, unmasking financial agendas of the bipartisan special interests who run this town. Thank you,Don!

As a fortunate Coloradan, Bauder need not choose between likely candidates Carl DeMaio and Nathan Fletcher in the coming mayoral runoff -- two men who, I must admit, are truly qualified to serve America's Finest Plantation.

Aug. 24, 2013

No troll here: I'm a longtime professional journalist. And I use my real name here, Frances. Why don't you? I know you used to be on the schoolboard, and are not shy.

Aug. 24, 2013

You are an amateur on this blog like the rest of us. When you persistently attack the blogger you are a troll. That's what troll means. When you discuss facts you are an amateur journalist.

Aug. 24, 2013

I get paid for my neighborhood news pieces, so I'm hardly an amateur. I've been writing professionally for many years. Here on the blog, I comment for free. But you know my real name, while many hide behind a pseudonym here. I did see this in your profile: "Psycholizard is the band name of Stephen Merrill, who lives in Pacific Beach." Can I call you Stephen now? Makes sense to me. Why the secrecy?

Aug. 24, 2013

Yes you can, but it's not a secret AKA, people call me Psycho or Lizard. It helps on the internet to have a distinctive handle. If someone doesn't want to be known by their real name that's OK too. Whether amateur or professional, whatever the background, idea should be met with idea, not with personal attack. I would cease telling the world the identities of our bloggers, especially the ladies. I don't fault anyone for being cautious.

Aug. 24, 2013

Psycholizard: I wonder if the troll immigration is related to the sudden absence of opportunity to vent in other media. There certainly has been, in the past few days, both an increase in troll population and an increase in venom of the resident trolls. If so ungracious when they win, what would they be like had they lost?

Aug. 24, 2013

monaghan:

Thank you for your comment, which I enjoyed reading. In your third sentence, I presume that you mean "unrelated" rather than "related."

The only benefits to Don returning to San Diego, for us, would be that we could fete him and run him for mayor!

I am impressed by his clear thinking, tolerance, and good manners.

Aug. 24, 2013

It's probably not a good idea to have a reporter run for mayor. Not just Bombastic Bauder, but any journalist.

Aug. 24, 2013

Yankee, you are quite right. That's what happens when you get all tangled up in convoluted syntax! My bad.

Bauder, wise man that he is, refuses to run or serve. But I heartily agree that he thinks clearly, writes concisely, is tolerant of fools, has beautiful manners and is often funny too. Great qualities.

Aug. 24, 2013

Funny? Well, sometimes people laugh AT others' antics, not with them. Some may laugh at Limbaugh, for instance. I don't think Bauder will be competing with comedians on "America's Got Talent" for that big one-million clams. If he did, the judges would give him four loud Xs (which means "get off the stage").

Aug. 25, 2013

monaghan: I am sure you have seen the latest piece on DeMaio' men's room antics. It's on this blog. I picked it up from Rex Dalton's great reporting. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

I have seen the story and, like the U-T, I refuse to deal with it.

Aug. 24, 2013
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Aug. 25, 2013

Filner trusted the wrong people. That's worse than a crime, it's a mistake. He put his arms around people he imagined were friendly to him. He hired people he thought would help him. He promoted people who rode the gravy train with him, he made them influential, he put them in charge of the City. I don't know why those people decided from their appointed positions to destroy the Mayor, I suspect each had their personal reasons, but it's easy to understand why the Mayor couldn't get up off the mat and defend himself. He wasn't paranoid, those he thought his friends had turned on him. When he turned to others for help, and followed their advice, that advice only made matters worse.

I don't know who was at fault at first in this family dispute, but we know who burned down the house.

Aug. 24, 2013

Nope, he didn't look at that person in the mirror who caused his downfall. The good advice he got weeks ago was "resign." He didn't follow that wise advice. Filner did mention "hubris" in his speech. That was a tiny moment of clarity in his otherwise chaotic address to the Council that left some observers shocked.

Aug. 24, 2013

Psycholizard:

Well spoken!

Aug. 24, 2013

Psycholizard: The people who burned down the house are now the ones constructing their McMansion. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

Sometimes it takes many years for the Truth to come out. Why destroy a guys entire career, just set him on fire.

Aug. 24, 2013

Yes, Filner had been harassing women for many years. In Washington, DC apparently this was accepted and/or he had enough power/connections to squash any problems resulting from his harassment of women.

I know that's not what you wanted hear about truth coming out but that IS the truth that's coming out after many years.

Aug. 24, 2013

shirleyberan: That has already been done. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

Filner was proud, yes, but who appointed those bureaucrats judge and jury? Filner's downfall was caused by back stabs. He's accused of getting too close to people who weren't friendly. Obviously that's true, but not a crime in itself. They must be clearly unfriendly to make it unlawful. I believe Filner when he says he didn't know he offended. His mistake is not knowing who his enemies are.

Aug. 24, 2013

Psycholizard: Somebody in politics should know not to trust anybody. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

RE: "...he says he didn't know he offended." Oh, puh-leaze!! When he went off in a rage on Todd Gloria, Jan Goldsmith, Lorie Zapf and others in City Hall, he knew what he was doing: being an offensive, obnoxious horse's-patoot bully. That was unacceptable behavior, even if you are a Progressive Democrat. His enemy was himself.

Aug. 24, 2013

David Batterson: That's true of some others, too. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

Right over his head. Don. Good one!

Aug. 25, 2013

Yep, like Nixon.

Aug. 25, 2013

You're so keen on defending and supporting Todd Gloria, Bat. Is that what this is about?

Aug. 25, 2013

None

Aug. 24, 2013

shirleyberan: Sorry -- too old to read that one. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

No, not too old. You just need a pair of 3D glasses.

Aug. 25, 2013

Todd Gloria, Jan Goldsmith and Lorie Zapf deserved more insult than he ever gave them, and if being a bully was reason to remove, those three would be gone. Thanks DWB for confessing what you previously denied, that this had nothing to do with sex, and everything to do do with the spite of the proud and angry.

Aug. 24, 2013

NO confession at all. It was a COMBINATION of bad behavior toward women AND against male employees/colleagues as well. And misuse of City funds, and you know all the rest. You have never heard Todd scream at anyone at a City Council meeting, like Filner did. It was reprehensible conduct on his part. And he also ordered a Deputy City Attorney escorted out of a meeting by police. Goldsmith should have sued Filner over that. I guess you and the other apologists still think that was OK. Very strange.

Aug. 24, 2013

Psycholizard: Yes, the council and Goldsmith deserved more rough treatment -- not less. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

I don't know, Don, "rough treatment" sounds like something some members of Council might actually enjoy....

Aug. 24, 2013

Vigorous opposition is OK. That's politics. Screaming in rage like an angry drunk teenager is NOT acceptable. If someone wants to scream like that, let them go to a professional wrestllng match.

Aug. 25, 2013

Psycholizard, well-put.

Aug. 25, 2013

So why did the Democratic Party not vet their mayoral candidate?

I can't believe nobody in the Democratic Party knew about Filner's behavior - why did the Democratic party allow him to run? Did Donna Frye screw everything up by putting principle over party loyalty?

All the Democrats on this board are angry at the Republicans for running him out of office - this would have happened to ANYONE from either party in any major office. Maybe next time the Democrats should at least make sure their candidate's closet isn't FULL of skeletons.

Aug. 24, 2013

You are right about the vetting. It needs to be done by both parties. But it needs to be handled by an impartial third party. How do we do that?

Aug. 24, 2013

ImJustABill: Filner was vulnerable, but DeMaio was more vulnerable. So it was a standoff. (See stories on this blog about DeMaio.) Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

I guess the problem is that decent, normal, honest people usually don't choose politics as a profession.

Aug. 25, 2013

Yes, very few. One exception comes to mind: Sen. Eugene McCarthy. What a class act.

Aug. 25, 2013

The Democrats did help Filner, until the Mafia made that impossible.

Aug. 25, 2013

And speaking of corporate welfare -

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Congressman Bob Filner the one who wanted to spend billions of dollars in tax money building an airport in the middle of the desert and billions more to build a high speed train from San Diego to that distant airport?

(which would conveniently free up harbor-front land now occupied by Lindbergh Field for development by folks like Manchester and Burnham)

Aug. 24, 2013

ImJustABill: Frankly, I don't remember. His biggest mistake was his last one: coming out for the convention center scam to try to pacify the corporate welfare crowd. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 24, 2013

No, his biggest mistake was playing grab ass with women.

Aug. 24, 2013

To me, Mad Men could only be watched for one season. What point do you have in beating a dead horse?

Being so pedantic and bombastic is not a sign of good journalism. You are 100% right and everyone else is 100% wrong. We stipulate in writing.

Could I compare you to Gloria Allred? She is getting paid for being a strident voice while you enjoy the sadism because it makes you think you are important is what I suspect?

I defend progessive ideas, not Edward Kennedy's actions or even Clinton's actions.

Can you discuss ideas rather than people? I am sure you have good ideas. Leave the issues to the lawyers in court to resolve. Filner is in the rearview mirror - pun intended.

Aug. 25, 2013

No comparison really. Allred is a well-paid civil rights lawyer. I'm a longtime journalist who never got rich from writing. I have never practiced "sadism" so you must be looking through someone else's windows at night. Either that, or you don't know what the word means. I like progressive ideas too; I'm a longtime Democrat turned independent. Eugene McCarthy was my choice for president many years ago. What a great man. As for Clinton, he lied when he promised to allow gays in the military after becoming President; he only hustled the LGBT community for their votes (which he got). Ted Kennedy was apparently a drunk. womanizer, college-cheater and sneaky, but he did some good things. I prefer someone like Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon. I'll depart from here soon. Bauder will remain the cranky, smug blogger he's been for years. Trying to get him to curb his behavior and unsubstantiated accusations is useless. May he rant and rave until the cows come home.

Aug. 25, 2013

If only he actually DID that I would not feel so sorry for him.

Aug. 25, 2013

David Batterson: Your obsession is showing. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

The City government and council are run by people like DWB. Anyone trying to reform would become frustrated. His staff could not handle both the City and Filner. In the confrontation that followed, Bob Filner made fatal political mistakes, but those opposed to him acted with complete depravity. His fiancee' for instance, no doubt Bob Filner was difficult company at times, no one can blame her for splitting with him. But her public statements condemning him, her shameless TV grandstanding, revolted anyone with a heart. The gang of four that confronted Filner, threatening resignation, may have endured shouting and abuse. Those four nobodies might have resigned quietly, and we might salute them for a principled stand. But in their pride and anger, they perpetrated a deranged act of destruction that hurt an entire city. Irene McCormack endured abuse, but her salacious claim against Filner is a horrific abuse of power far worse than anything he ever did. She knows that someone claiming sexual harassment must give explicit warning and a chance to correct to have a valid claim. But she kept her allegations hidden until she completely destroyed him with them. Grievance settled with an atrocity.

I'm reluctant to use the language of professional writers like DWB, but the simple truth is, "playing grab ass with women" is a necessary part of the human reproductive process, completely normal and natural. Plainly he got too close to people he should never have trusted. Sometimes perhaps, he deceived himself, but powerful men have favors to grant, and many deceive deliberately for gain. He was a fool for love, poets find that forgivable. Professionals condemn and laugh, but love is for foolish amateurs.

Read more: http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/news-ticker/2013/aug/23/city-will-indemnify-resigning-filner-with-some-hed/#comments#ixzz2czgvTjzC

Aug. 25, 2013

RE: "The City government and council are run by people like DWB" Huh? Now you've ventured into The Twilight Zone. I've never worked in city government, nor had anything to do with a council. Being an administrator or politician never appealed to me. Also, many have wisely observed that Filner's groping and drooling had little to do with sex (and the "reproductive process"), but instead was mostly about exerting power and control over women. We've seen this in the brilliant series, "Mad Men"). Bauder will chime in soon from on high, although he wouldn't have a clue what "Mad Men" is, even if he watched it. He'd think it was an excellent video instruction course on how to treat women in the workplace (or elsewhere).

Aug. 25, 2013

David Batterson,

I said weeks ago the same thing. Making pseudo advances in jest, even, is demeaning to women. Most sarcasm contains more than a little hostility.

Do you remember Bill Ballance (so?) from the 60s on 690 am radio? Women would call in and he would insult them? He dated Dr. Laura Schesinger and videotapped her, later releasing the nude video on the internet.

There is some truth to the allegations and some exaggeration. Saldana and others knew of stories before the election, just as with the Gropenator. I have relatives who knew him in Munich.

So what is your point? Don is a bad guy?

Aug. 25, 2013

RE: "Don is a bad guy?" I've never said that. But I've called him "wrong" on many occasions. That's a different thing. I've blasted his arrogant and egomaniacal attitude of always declaring he's right on everything he pontificates about. In other words, Almighty Truth is apparently streamed down to him from the Universe to his lotus-blossom garden outside his mountaintop retreat in Colorado, where it infuses his vastly superior brain. Then he edits this ancient wisdom to share with us lowly, brain-underdeveloped folks in San Diego, who have just now learned how to read, and use a fork and table knife at meals. He seems to think he represents the views of the "Reader" even though in the masthead it lists him as a "contributor." He hasn't been promoted to an editor or spokesperson position at this publication, and never will be. He is only one of many reporters paid to write for it. I also think Bauder is stuck in an earlier-period [The Bronze Age? ....hey, I'm kidding here; don't start screaming like a banshee, OK?] mindset, about how women should be respected and treated. Does that make him "bad" in my view? No, but his viewpoints are often dated and misguided. So that's why I respond sharply to some of his unmitigated "crap" posted here. His fanboys here often sing his praises. I don't.

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Aug. 25, 2013

Psycholizard: The women who came out with charges -- some of them ridiculous charges -- all waited to come forward. That weakened their credibility -- tremendously. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

C'mon Don - Maybe you see what you want to see. My eyes aren't great, took me a while but I can tell underneath "I'm lying". I know you got it. You're a kidder.

Aug. 25, 2013

And another reason I liked it is that when you hear/see "Trust Me", as from so many people, the Lying part is well hidden.

Aug. 25, 2013

shirleyberan: Do you trust anyone who says "Trust me."? Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

The City Government responded to Filner's policy initiatives with personal attack, and is filled with members of the Tea Party, people incapable of sustained, consistent reasoning. In that way the City resembles DWB.

The claim that Filner's actions were about power is a defence against the sexual harassment charge. He treated women differently than men in his official life, that's unlawful, he confessed to it. But his attackers used the sex card to destroy him. Ir was a fraud. His sweet talk was just sweet talk, calling it abuse of power is perverted. If he used his power to get sex, you could nail your boilerplate thinking on the events, he did not. The abuse of power is on the women's side. That cruel God, Cupid, put the man in their control, they destroyed him.

Hard times teach us who our friends are. There will be happier days ahead.

Aug. 25, 2013

Psycholizard: The trotting out of the purported female victims -- few if any of whom could testify -- shows how the press was manipulated. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

And now the pseudopress are analyzing conspiracies in the way that all propagandists do. It has been said that if these sycophants ever grow up, they could be dangerous. I can take heart in disbelieving that they will ever grow up, and will instead stagnate at the level where they currently exist, or below that.

Aug. 26, 2013

"...Tea Party, people incapable of sustained, consistent reasoning. In that way the City resembles DWB." I've never been a Republican, Stephen; you are confusing me with someone else who comments here. I have no liking for the boneheaded tea baggers. I voted for Filner, by the way. And for Obama, of course. Just like EVERYONE else who comments here, you do not KNOW me at all.

Aug. 25, 2013

I know your prose, that was what I was discussing.

Aug. 25, 2013

And don't want to. Say hi to Julian.

Aug. 26, 2013

I'm beginning to suspect that dwbat = DRot. Certain style points and abuses..

Aug. 26, 2013

Most of you do not realize how government itself is founded on corruption. So, certain corruptions occur. Monica Lewinsky was just doing what the rest of the interns did, and Newt Gingrich had a whole lot more sexual interns than Bill Clinton. Similarly, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger sexually harassed a hundred times more women than Bob Filner ever did. The government is run by the Mafia, and they run all television news media, and all major newspapers, since World War 2. Government is a huge sex club, involving sex between all sorts of candidates and news media and religious leaders, and way worse. It often involves young children, too, unfortunately. A large number of secret organizations keep this, and many other secrets, secret. That is the function of the Mafia, which also uses news organizations to take people down with repeated lies and hired witnesses.

Aug. 25, 2013

NZ9F: I would argue with most of what you say, but I would surmise Gingrich had more romps with interns than Bill Clinton. And Schwarzenegger probably harassed more women than Filner did, because I still don't believe that any of the women who have come out against Filner were harassed in a legal sense. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

I would bet Arnold harassed more women than Filner. And Arnold is letting a murderer (Esteban Nunez) out of prison early as a political favor to the muderer's father - something far worse than anything Filner is known to have done.

Aug. 25, 2013

Sounds like a cuckoo flew out of the nest........somebody call Animal Control or get a net!

Aug. 25, 2013

David Batterson: Better yet, call Bat Control. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

DW Bat Control. Does that have anything to do with baseball?

Aug. 25, 2013

A little perspective on the term "lynch mob". Many other examples in the link http://www.americanlynching.com/infamous-old.html or of course many other history references. It puzzles me that many of you think Filner's experience compares to the following.

On May 25, 1912, Dan Davis, an Afro-American man charged with the attempted rape of a Euro-American woman was lynched by burning alive. There was some disappointment in the crowd and criticism of those who had bossed the arrangements, because the fire was so slow in reaching the Negro. It was really only ten minutes after the fire started that the smoking shoe soles and twitching of the Negro's feet indicated that his lower extremities were burning, but the time seemed much longer. The spectators had waited so long to see him tortured that they begrudged the ten minutes before his suffering really began.

The Negro had uttered but few words. When he was led to where he was to be burned he said quite calmly, "I wish some of you gentlemen would be Christian enough to cut my throat," but nobody responded. When the fire started, he screamed, "Lord, have mercy on my soul," and that was the last word he spoke, though he was conscious for fully twenty minutes after that. His exhibition of nerve aroused the admiration even of his torturers.

A slight hitch in the proceedings occurred when the Negro was about half burned. His clothing had been stripped off and burned to ashes by the flames and his black body hung nude in the gray dawn light. The flesh had been burned from his legs as high as the knees when it was seen that the wood supply was running short. None of the men or boys wanted to miss an incident of the torture. All feared something of more than usual interest might happen, and it would be embarrassing to admit later on of not having seen it on account of being absent after more wood.

Something had to be done, however, and a few men by the edge of the crowd, ran after more dry-goods boxes, and by reason of this "public-service" gained standing room in the inner circle after having delivered the fuel. Meanwhile the crowd jeered the dying man and uttered shocking comments suggestive of a cannibalistic spirit. Some danced and sang to testify to their enjoyment of the occasion."

Aug. 25, 2013

ImJustABill: There are many similar examples of lynchings. Best, Don Bauder

Aug. 25, 2013

Do you think it was fair for you to criticize Goldsmith for using the term "sociopath" while you and Filner use the term "lynch mob" - or not?

Aug. 25, 2013

Lunatic Red Herring, distracting example, ImJustABill.

Aug. 25, 2013

OK. So any time a woman accuses a public official of sexual harassment and people ask that official to step down it's a lynching. When the media dare criticize the public official it's a reign of terror. Got it.

Aug. 26, 2013

I'mJustABill - you do know what a metaphor is? You should lighten up a little. Is it OK if we say killed the man and his career? You seem to be in favor of that.

Aug. 25, 2013

shirleyberan, the only reasonable description of what happened is that Filner destroyed his own career. Obviously his political opponents were willing to pile dirt on him, but Filner served up a huge silver platter of dirt to his opponents.

This blog has criticized Goldsmith for referring to Filner as a sociopath - a bit hyperbolic I would admit. But if calling Filner a sociopath is hyperbole I would have to say calling the reaction to Filner a "lynch mob" is extreme hyperbole.

Aug. 25, 2013

Baloney, entirely, but I understand that most people would PUKE if they knew how Mafia politics works.

Aug. 25, 2013

What is baloney?

Are you saying that it's baloney that "lynch mob" is a hyperbolic description of what Filner went through?

What does the Mafia have to do with it? Or is that just cheesy name calling (Republican=Mafia)?

Aug. 25, 2013

And we did see mob mentality like I've never seen here before.

Aug. 25, 2013

Yes, and most people think of the MOB as the Hollywood version of the Sopranos and Godfather, so it is not sinking into the heads of San Diego, World's Stupidest City. Dr. John Kitchin, Professor and Chancellor, Milwaukee Free University. Good blog thread. Lots of intelligence, and lots of stupidity, but WE WERE ALL ONCE STUPID.

Aug. 25, 2013

NZ9F: like "Once we were Warriors"?

Aug. 26, 2013

Must be reference to a movie. I stay away from propaganda.

Aug. 26, 2013

My comment, "puke," was not in reference to any particular commentator, I was referring to the quite large fraction of the comments which were personal in nature. As the Reader statement (now long removed) used to admonish: "Talk about the ISSUES, not each other."

Aug. 27, 2013

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