Encinitas mayor voted out of office
You know, I always like Dan Dalager as a person and enjoyed talking with him. But he drove me crazy with the way he tried to achieve things. I think he made things harder than they had to be sometimes. It was hard to blog about him sometimes because I always liked him growing up. I wonder what he will do now?
Encinitas City Council, two seats open
Unofficial Results with all precincts reporting
• Kristin Gaspar, 8095 votes, 28.73 percent
• Teresa Barth, 7292 votes, 25.88 percent
• Tony Kranz, 6419 votes, 22.78 percent
• Dan Dalager, 6368 votes, 22.6 percent
A lot of people are having a panic attack about Kristin Gaspar sweeping into a city council seat out of nowhere. Cynics say she is a puppet with no real ideas of her own. It is astounding she got over 8,000 votes. I mean, that is pretty epic.
I say give Kristin a chance to let us get to know her. Because now it is real. Now she is an actual city council person and that comes with serious responsibilities. The big money and prestiges people and groups that backed her, they better hope they bet on the right horse, because if she does poorly it reflects poorly on them. And after that ugly campaign a lot of people in this town are not willing to cut her any slack. I personally believe she will prove to be more of an independent thinker than people believe. Some people say she will just do what her husband tells her to. Those people have never been married.
In a weird way she is like Obama, coming in full of hope and promise. Now Obama has gray hair and has to deal with crazy people screaming him at 24/7. Welcome to your new life Kristin!
The Leucadia Blog will give you a fair shake (remember the anonymous commenters are a whole separate deal) but we are taking to heart that you reminded us again and again that you are a CFO who can make responsible money decisions. Plus, you like comic book superheroes which is a-okay with me. Good to see geeks and nerds infiltrating mainstream society
Teresa Barth: No good deed goes unpunsihed. Face it mudslingers, Teresa is a really good council person and your disturbing and low class smear campaign failed. Your bizarre lies about Teresa have put your golden girl Gaspar in a tough position (like mistrust and now Gaspar can never attend an important conference due to hypocrisy over using the city credit card). Congrats to Teresa on her second term and taking the high road this summer.
Tony Kranz: Tony is a cool cat and has lots of contributions to make to the city over the long run. The whole Obama is Hitler sign guy probably did nothing to harm Tony's run, but it sure was weird and lame and distracted from important Encinitas issues.
Hall Park: So, Gaspar was elected to build the Hall Park. Great! Time to create a solid and realistic financial plan that doesn't involve a ponzi scheme or raising taxes. The city can't hide behind it's phantom NIMBY opposition anymore. This will be interesting to watch.
Billionaires Fail to buy California: Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina you both suck.
Prop 19 Fail: I knew Prop 19 was doomed when a stoner kid who just moved to Leucadia from Poway came into my store on Monday and tried to sell me a bag of weed. I asked him if he was looking forward to voting yes on Prop 19. His response, "Whatcha' you talking about dawg?"
Republicans retake House: Thank god Pelosi is no longer speaker of the house so now I don't have to listen to those fat old grumpy retired city workers that hang out in the Swamis parking lot complain about her anymore. Man, dudes of a certain age really have a creepy obsession with Pelosi. Please never speak of her again and try to enjoy your pension for once dudes. Go see your grandkids you fat lazy slobs. And try wearing a clean shirt for once. That VG's coffee stain has been there all year.
And, John Boehner cried not out of joy but out of fear. Because it was easy to snipe at Obama from the sidelines day in and day out. Now he has to walk the walk and not just talk the talk. And he has no plan and now has an impatient unemployed American public as a monkey on his back. Have fun with that Boehner!
The Leucadia Blog: I started this blog in 2005 because I was pissed off about the redevelopment district scam. Since then the blog has become a weird part of my life. I get a lot of grief about this blog. A lot of it is because the internet still scares some people. Interested parties who once tried to pretend the blog didn't exist now use the anonymous comments feature to try to push their agendas. I'm not sure just how effective these agent provocateurs are, personally I think they are just spinning their wheels. The mainstream press even acknowledges the blog from time to time. I just want everyone to know that this blog is a hobby, Kevin and I don't make money off it. In fact it's a pretty heavy time suck. We will keep it going though and should probably upgrade to the new Blogger platform soon.