Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Round Up

Lorie Zapf's staff left me a phone message today, but I wasn't available to take the call. I will try again tomorrow, I'm highly interested to hear what her position on the new city hall might be. At least the caller was apologetic for not getting back to me.

I could barely believe that I had tuned in to a memorial service today. Whistling, cheering, themed t-shirts? Really? Could we respect the dead?

IMAO nails it in dissecting the left:
That’s why so many on the left were so excited by the Giffords shooting. They were convinced here was finally the proof of their religious faith about the right’s “dangerous rhetoric” and they could hardly contain their glee at the tragedy. When the facts came out and they didn’t get the prize they hoped for, they just couldn’t let go of their narrative because to them it’s so true no matter what happens in reality.

At least the President said something decent:
Scripture tells us that there is evil in the world, and that terrible things happen for reasons that defy human understanding. In the words of Job, "When I looked for light, then came darkness." Bad things happen, and we have to guard against simple explanations in the aftermath.

For the truth is none of us can know exactly what triggered this vicious attack. None of us can know with any certainty what might have stopped these shots from being fired, or what thoughts lurked in the inner recesses of a violent man's mind.

Locally, I missed that Carl DeMaio has taken the first steps to run for mayor. I really like DeMaio, but I holding fire on any endorsement for now. His rhetoric and policy proposals over the last year have been very Tea Party-esque, but I haven't done much research on his overall record. DeMaio is the only one who seems to be serious about legally challenging the actuarial realities of the pension crisis in the city.

Also, in local news, I am saddened to see Coach Brady Hoke going to Michigan. He did a great job in turning around a moribund SDSU football program. I watched them defeat my Alma Mater in the Poinsettia Bowl and they played a well disciplined game on both sides of the ball, that was a credit to the coaching staff's work.

Programming announcement: I have been asked to cross-post some of my blogs to under the B-Daddy name. Quite an honor to have my posts on the same page as Richard Rider. I want to kick off with a meaty local post, so this won't be the first one.


  1. B-Daddy: We will have to fill you in on SCTRC's experiences with Carl at the next Beer Summit. It will be worthy of one of your fabulous martinis. (MUT Note: B-Daddy makes the absolutely BEST martini's -- evah!)

  2. Mut,
    Thanks. It seems tough to find the perfect candidate, always, but especially here in San Diego. Found that out the last election.