Monday, November 23, 2009

The Little Rube aka Carl DeMaio Strikes Again

I am no doubt going to have to edit my language in this rant tonight. Tweet after tweet from this bombastic activist, posing as a city council member, I found myself swearing at the computer as I read this moron's press release; statement titled, "Competition and Transparency in City Contracting"; and last but not least the "Full Text of the Initiative" this self appointed savior of the city has presented to the City Clerk, to begin the process of collecting signatures to qualify an initiative for the ballot in November 2010. This ballot initiative is signed by the little rube as well as Bob Glaser. Bob Glaser, for those who do not know, is the goof who sued the city, when at a Charger game a woman ponies up next to him at the urinal trough and dropped her pants and urinates, embarrassing and traumatizing him. He is also a political consultant in San Diego.

The actions of the elected officials in this city are about as pathetic as any city in this nation. The unethical, secret, backdoor political actions are completely and totally out of control. The mayor and his "Fiscal Task Force" secretly planning and plotting the actions of the mayor and now the little rube; writing, signing and presenting for signatures a proposal for a ballot initiative. This is just another in a string of actions by this person that shows his true character and agenda. If he can't get his way at council, he will use the initiative process to further his agenda.

I find his actions, as a sitting council member, to be wholly and totally inappropriate. The initiative process was not designed to be used in this manner. As an elected politician, his first course of action should have been to calendar this issue for discussion with his colleagues on the city council. He owes a responsibility to the other members of the council, an opportunity for input and discussion. I know this may come as a surprise to this "Napoleonic Rube" but he is not the savior of all mankind and the City of San Diego.

The reality is the little rube is a phony and when specifics are required his arguments evaporate. His sound bites, taken alone, sound great and it is hard to find fault with many of his recommendations because of the brevity and ability to comingle facts and information. Begin to ask questions and demand specifics and things begin to fall apart quickly for the little rube. Who would argue it is appalling for city workers to retire with a retirement salary of 178% of their salary at age 50? Just one of the many facts the little rube puts out at every opportunity to the ignorant and misinformed taxpayer. I could go on for hours with the misinformation I have heard from this activist poser.

If the little rube is as smart as he purports to be, his task is a simple one; use his intelligence, fact and logic to garner the necessary votes to place his initiative on the ballot by convincing his council colleagues to agree with the need and voting among themselves to do just that. He has done none of this and has again jumped upon a stool and lambasted an apathetic mayor, disparaged his council colleagues and pounded upon his chest he is the know all, save all, savior of the City. I also want to point out, the initiative, in its current form, is inaccurate and cannot be enforced. There are repeated references to a "City Manager" for which we no longer have in the strong mayor form of government to fulfill the responsibilities as spelled out in this initiative.

The little rube's Press Release, notated at the end; "Paid for by San Diegans for Fair and Open City Contracting, FPPC # Pending 7185 Navajo Road, Suite P, San Diego 92119." Care to venture who these "San Diegans" are and what their connection is to the little rube? I have already marked my calendar to check with the registrar when filings are completed to identify contributors and supporters of this initiative. How much money is the little rube advancing this committee to further his agenda? My guess is the same players as usual. Time will tell.

Wake up San Diego; it's all smoke and mirrors; you are about to be taken for another ride. If you need to see a picture of our future, take a look at Detroit.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I watched his little press conference last night. This guy is amazing. This guy will stop at nothing to fulfill his agenda. Lord help us all.

Free Radical said...

"Paid for by San Diegans for Fair and Open City Contracting, FPPC # Pending 7185 Navajo Road, Suite P, San Diego 92119." Google this and it shows as Re-Elect Kevin Faulkner 2010 address.

Anonymous said...

Demaio said in the paper today (No I didnt pay for the UT.. someone left it behind at starbucks)... that he wants to outsource our city services, such as trash collection. So allow me to make a prediction... The city council and our mayor refuses to impose a trash collection fee for the spoiled citizens of San Diego... YET.. they will sell the service for a ONE TIME fee, taking care of the financial troubles for a year maybe two years... to a private entity who will surely require trash collection fees. So the citizens pay anyway... and the city gets ZERO revenue from it. Thats pretty intelligent. The deficeits will continue just so the cronies can get their way. Just instill a damn trash fee like every other city. The City I live in charges. I dont like it... but it keeps services and I hardly notice it.

Oh and by the way... did anyone see the comment by chief Letusdown on the 5 o'clock news today (11/24/2009)... saying that response time WILL NOT CHANGE despite the 500 positions being cut? You got to be kidding me! No more PSOs... it will take hours... maybe days for those 459 reports to be taken now. As Officers pick up the slack from all those PSOs... your telling me response times wont change? Dear God. These guys need to return to reality. Must be nice living in fantasy land!

Anonymous said...

Here's the counts according to the MEA:

The most significant amount of actual filled positions proposed to be eliminated are in the Police Department (86 positions, most of which are PSOs and investigative aides); Library (24 positions); and Park and Recreation (12 positions eliminated and another 81 positions “re-classified”—with no explanation whatsoever as to what that means—most of which are area mangers and district managers). Several dozen other positions will be eliminated in all other departments combined, including Fire (8), City Planning (6), General Services (4), and others.

Anonymous said...

Here are the proposed layoffs according to the MEA:

The most significant amount of actual filled positions proposed to be eliminated are in the Police Department (86 positions, most of which are PSOs and investigative aides); Library (24 positions); and Park and Recreation (12 positions eliminated and another 81 positions “re-classified”—with no explanation whatsoever as to what that means—most of which are area mangers and district managers). Several dozen other positions will be eliminated in all other departments combined, including Fire (8), City Planning (6), General Services (4), and others.

Jesse said...

I am very excited to see the good works of Carl DeMaio getting this initiative off the ground. To those to criticize him, you are just angry union goons who want the complete incompetent monopoly of free showel-ready work spoon fed to you.

I will be getting my friends together and circulating the petition all over to get this thing on the ballot. Someday we can just eliminate those crybaby overpaid fat union slobs.