Posts by Leslie Eastman  (Page 52)
 

Americans Target Obama, Boehner and Filner in Protest Activities

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Posted by    Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 12:45pm 8/22/2013 at 12:45pm

As a co-founder of the first San Diego Tea Party group, I appreciate grassroots activism that lights fires under our politicos.

I would like to feature two new citizen-organized protests and update my Legal Insurrection friends on the local one I have been closely following. They are each inspiring, in their...

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California Judge’s Ruling May Save State from Bullet Train

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 4:05pm 8/21/2013 at 4:05pm

There has been an important ruling on a court case involving the construction of California’s budget-busting high speed train.

And provisions written into the ballot measure approved by voters when they agreed to the train may save them from its unintended consequences. A Sacramento judge ruled that the California High-Speed Rail Authority ...

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Mayor Bob Filner is San Diego’s Great Divider

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 7:40am 8/20/2013 at 7:40am

San Diegans have been gathering together for a number of events with Mayor Bob Filner as their central theme.

However, the messages for Filner, who has now been accused by 16 women publicly of sexual harassment,  have been strikingly different.

This past Sunday, hundreds gathered by City Hall for a “

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Egyptians mourn loss of looted Mallawi Museum

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Posted by    Monday, August 19, 2013 at 11:05am 8/19/2013 at 11:05am

Professor Jacobson is right: With the acquittal of Egypt’s supposedly evil dictator Hosni Mubarak, we’re almost back to square one.

Square one minus many national treasures of unsurpassed beauty and historical importance, that is.

I have been follow...

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San Diego skywriting: “Surrender Bob” Filner

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Posted by    Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 8:30am 8/17/2013 at 8:30am

It has been a fascinating week of news related to San Diego Mayor Bob Filner and his growing list of sex harassment victims.

In fact, San Diegans are now clamoring for Filner’s ouster so loudly that a popular radio talk show sponsored a sky-written plea, an homage to the “Wizard of Oz”.

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Mayor Bob Filner: San Diego’s gift from “low information voters”

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 8:15am 8/7/2013 at 8:15am

Rumors were flying the past few days about a dramatic new disclosure coming from another victim of sexual harassment by San Diego Bob Filner (Democrat).

The tales were wrong… but only in the fact they didn’t fully convey the scale of disgusting behavior offered up by our city’s chief executive.

During a press...

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Why the sex scandals really matter.

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Posted by    Friday, August 2, 2013 at 9:30am 8/2/2013 at 9:30am

I have noticed some of the comments on the pieces regarding San Diego’s scandal-ridden mayor, Bob Filner, saying that the news is a distraction from items that really impact citizens, and that the women were consenting adults who didn’t complain…so what Filner did wasn’t really a big deal.

On the other hand,...

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The Audacity of Grope: Filner’s new excuse is he never received sexual harassment training

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Posted by    Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 9:30am 8/1/2013 at 9:30am

Once I thought Professor Jacobson was America’s boldest lawyer, being a noted conservative pundit in a sea of blue academia.

He now has stiff competition from a San Diego employment attorney hired by Mayor Bob Filner to defend against claims of sexual harassment.  His lawyer argues that

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As San Diego legally insurrects Mayor Bob Filner, media member goes mea maxima culpa

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 9:30am 7/31/2013 at 9:30am

San Diego is defining “legal insurrection”, as lawsuits abound that address various aspects of the city’s attempts to remove Mayor Bob Filner.

As an eighth woman now accuses the former congressman of sexual harassment, the City Council has voted to sue Filner for the cost of defend...

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Detroit bankruptcy could flood Obamacare exchanges

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 5:00pm 7/30/2013 at 5:00pm

Detroit is poised to become the largest American city to go bankrupt.

So what are politicians to do with city workers whose votes were guaranteed with the promise of lavish pension perks like free healthcare?

Obamacare exchanges, of course!

The retirees that cities like Detroit are trying to push into Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges...

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Huntington Beach Rioting Follows U.S. Open of Surfing Competition

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Posted by    Monday, July 29, 2013 at 5:00pm 7/29/2013 at 5:00pm

Some Californians are giving new meaning to the phrase “surfing the web”.

Large-scale rioting in the wake of the George Zimmerman trial verdict failed to materialize as predicted; however, after hosting a national surfing competition this weekend, a California beach town was the site of a small-scale one this weekend.

And it appears...

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Cleveland Kidnapper Gets Life while Victim Starts New Life

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Posted by    Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 12:57pm 7/28/2013 at 12:57pm

In addition to the George Zimmerman trial, one case that Americans have been following closely is that of Cleveland’s notorious sex deviant and kidnapper, Ariel Castro.

To avoid the death penalty for his crimes, Castro just made a deal that includes life in prison….with a special enhancement.

The Cleveland man accused of holding...

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Detroit in 1965 and the divisive rhetoric that poisoned its economic future

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Posted by    Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 9:30am 7/28/2013 at 9:30am

As an amateur historian, I often like watching old news and documentary clips; via LA Observed, I came across a fascinating one featuring another metropolitan area:

The background:

This public domain film narrated by then-mayor Jerome P. Cavanaugh was made in 1965 to promote Detroit. The city faced many urban problems and its...

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Did Zimmerman juror really apologize for verdict or was interview deceptively edited?

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Posted by    Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 11:00am 7/27/2013 at 11:00am

The fallout of the George Zimmerman trial continues, as one of the trial jurors made some startling admissions during an ABC interview:

The only minority on the all-female jury that voted to acquit George Zimmerman said today that Zimmerman “got away with murder” for killing Trayvon Martin and feels she owes an...

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Mayor Bob Filner opts for rehab instead of resignation

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Posted by    Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 8:00am 7/27/2013 at 8:00am

My husband and I made a wager.

He insisted that San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (Democrat) would be forced to resign once the women in Democratic Party leadership began clamoring for his ouster.  I said that he would never leave office willingly — he would need to be forced out legally.

Looks like...

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“American Idol” Faces Discrimination Lawsuit from Black Contestants

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Posted by    Friday, July 26, 2013 at 3:30pm 7/26/2013 at 3:30pm

I was once a big fan of the show American Idol, cheering on a variety of contestants during each season.

I was especially impressed with Jennifer Hudson, an African-American beauty who went on from her appearance on the show to fame …as well as numerous awards for singing and acting. She now...

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Seven Proves to be Mayor Bob Filner’s Unlucky Number

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Posted by    Friday, July 26, 2013 at 2:00pm 7/26/2013 at 2:00pm

Last week, after the first accuser came forward with the story of the sexual harassment she endured from San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, the local Democratic Party’s central committee had a contentious meeting during which they deadlocked 24-24 on asking the mayor to resign.

However, now that the number of accusers has...

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