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Posted on February 7 at 2:30 p.m.

Nick, you know better than to say the appointment of Bramsen was a win for Dudley; it clearly was not.

Josh Lynn had zero chance of being appointed by the BOS whereas Dudley has two strong supporters on the board and rumors were rampant that she could get the appointment. The only win for Dudley would have been an appointment; instead they appointed a 3rd party which is a draw at best for Dudley.

Knowing Lynn can never muster 3 votes on the board, can you point to one (one!) logical reason why this was a "win" for Dudley? Can anyone?

On Prosecutorial Throwdown

Posted on January 31 at 9:01 p.m.


How do three instances of business and property owners having enough issues to close down a business mean I'm not getting out enough?

The economic reality right now is this: vacancy rates are up and rents are down. How much flexibility there is varies largely based on the property manager and their particular situation. 3 years ago a landlord may have been confident enough to boot a tenant and come out ahead financially, today it is a much iffier proposition..

And to call out the SB Trust for Historic Preservation for "shafting" after reading one news article is a little premature. Since you get out often, you should know that they are a very legit and important organization in the community.

On Where Now to Fondue?

Posted on January 31 at 10:25 a.m.

Contact John - You apparently have no sense of how economics or business works. There is a constant give and take between landlords and tenants just as there is between employer and employee. Both sides need each other to succeed, which is where your theory goes out the window.

As a tenant of Anacota Plaza, Jason Leggitt has been very fair and forthright with us and I find it hard to believe that with vacant spaces to each side of the Melting Pot they would simply throw away thousands every month.

There are two sides to every story and while a sad situation no matter who is at fault, everyone needs to take a step back and stop automatically blaming landlords in these cases (e.g. Deano's). With vacancy rates like they are, businesses have options and leases are being renegotiated across the city. Just because a couple don't work out doesn't mean any one industry or company is bad; it's simply economic reality.

On Where Now to Fondue?

Posted on January 25 at 10:22 a.m.

Pedro and Susan think they are getting a two for one - Pedro is pandering to the statewide enviros to help his AG campaign and Susan is tagging along as usual.

What does the Nava/Jordan family do when Pedro gets worked by Harris, Delgadillo, Torrico, Lieu, Kelly, etc and Das beats Susan by 20 points? Their last hold on any sort of influence is Pedro's spot as Chair of Asm. Banking and Finance - once that gig is up he and Susan are politically irrelevant.

Jerry, one thing we dont hear a ton about on PXP is public polling. Are there any numbers for the central coast or how Dems break on the issue?

On Oil & Secrecy

Posted on November 11 at 2:57 p.m.

Hotchkiss leads Self by 25 votes, not 15. The lead was 15 the morning after the election, but he gained another 10 votes when the final 187 provisionals were counted on Monday.

On Recount Called for City Election

Posted on November 5 at 1:47 p.m.

Bendy will play the new Iya as the most moderate Dem on Council. As such, he will have the power and responsibility to bridge the gap and be the deciding vote on many issues.

The real "wildcard" is the event of Das being elected to the Assembly and having a 3-3 vote on an appointed term for his remainding 10 or so months. I think in that event we'll see a moderate Dem appointed; one thing is for certain - it wont be Cushman!

On Whole New Ballgame

Posted on November 4 at 8:08 p.m.

Tabatha - CA-10 has only changed hands because of redistricting. Using your logic, we could say that CA-23 (Capps) is not a Dem district because it used to be Republican if we leave out the fact that the geography is completely different. However, that's simply not logical.

It wasn't a Republican sweep on Tuesday but any non-bias person would say it was an overall win for Republicans. A big win? Certainly not, but a win nonetheless.

On Reflecting on Electing

Posted on November 4 at 2:30 p.m.

Tabatha -

NY-23 saw a far right winger lost to a Dem who was endorsed by the Republican candidate.

CA-10 saw a sitting Lt. Gov. win an 18 point Dem seat by 10 points.

And by the way, you added 1 more Dem to the House, you've always had one in CA-10.

On Reflecting on Electing

Posted on November 3 at 10:48 a.m.

Thyne will be at Rose Cafe. Tevis will probably be in Santa Ynez.

On Hey Brother Can You Spare $700,000?

Posted on November 2 at 8:21 p.m.

WebAdmin - How about a few facts on which way the Indy swings politically. Lets look at the past 4 years of Indy political endorsements:

Nov 2009: Dem 4, DTS 0, Rep 0
Nov 2008: Dem 15, DTS 1, Rep 1
Nov 2007: Dem 3, DTS 0, Rep 0
Nov 2006: Dem 11, DTS 0, Rep 2

4 year total: Dem 33, DTS 1, Rep 3

That is pretty consistently one sided...surprise us every once in a while!

On Travis Armstrong Is Outta There

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