Be Aware of the New Republican Marketing Strategy, “We love the poor!”

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Sarah Palin at the Americans for Prosperity-run Wisconsin 2011 Tax Day Tea Party Rally. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Be aware of the change in the Republican talking points, when you are listening to Fox right-wing nuts or engaging in that “difficult” conversation with your Republican friends, family members and business associates.

Republican bean counters have reviewed the election results and read the tea (party) leaves and realized that to win elections in the future, they need to change their marketing strategy.  The demographics have dramatically changed and the Republican image has become so badly tarnished, they have decided to promote the appearance of a return to the “compassionate conservative”  branding of the Pre-Tea Party Era.

The new Republican messaging strategy is “We can’t beat them, so…we will make them think that we have joined them.”  Now, Republicans love the poor.

Check out the Blake Zeff’s “Republicans Love Poor People Now,” where he discusses the newly released Republican Strategy Document and concludes, “The party that forever demonized struggling Americans now realizes it needs them, in order to survive.  Oops”

Follow the link to the full article <http://www.salon.com/2013/03/23/republicans_❤_welfare_queens/&gt;

Colorado River Threatened by Massive Spill of Pollutants and Carcinogens

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Thousands of gallons of pollution related to fracking are threatening underground watersources and the Colorado River.  Mike Ludwig of Truthout reports, “Cleanup continues at the site of an underground spill of thousands of gallons of pollution related to the oil and gas industry in the heart of Colorado’s fracking country.”

The underground leak is located near the town of Parachute and has threatened to contaminate Parachute Creek, which flows into the Colorado River.

And they told us not to worry, fracking is safe. NOT!!!

Follow the link to this breaking news event <http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/15282-thousands-of-gallons-of-pollution-recovered-from-oil-and-gas-spill-in-colorado&gt;

See Gasland: The Movie for more information.

Mayor Filner Wins Case Against Hotel Owners

Mayor Bob Filner Wins Case Against Hotel Owners

The Superior Court of California ruled on March 21, 2013: “As the prior Mayor did not exercise his discretion to finalize and sign a contract before leaving office, it follows that such discretion was left to his successor…Accordingly, leave to intervene is denied.”

San Diego established a “Strong Mayor System” and Bob Filner has demonstrated that he is the strong mayor that San Diego was looking for.

Thank you Mayor Filner!

Follow the link to see the full court ruling: http://www.sandiego.courts.ca.gov/v3tr/ViewRulings.aspx?CaseNo=37-2013-00036019-CU-WM-CTL&SelDates=03/22/2013&EventId=1207590

Take Action to Call Attention to Dangerously Cracked Sidewalks in PB

Do you have dangerously cracked sidewalks in your neighborhood that have been neglected for years?

Help map these “Stumblers” in Pacific Beach by taking photos of cracked and dangerous sidewalks in your neighborhood and sending the photos to the Voice of San Diego’s blog, “The Stumblr,” where they are being listed and located on Google Maps.

Follow the link to the Voice of San Diego article and instructions on how to map dangerously cracked sidewalks: <http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/infrastructure/article_9bfae5d8-9289-11e2-8056-001a4bcf887a.html&gt;