Fuckwads mostly win in San Diego
First the good news: Proposition I to raise the minimum wage won handily in Americas Finest City.
The City Council approved San Diego’s wage hike about two years ago in an action hotly contested by the area’s business community, which conducted a signature drive that forced the issue onto the ballot. This election was the first locally since the referendum qualified for the ballot.
Also, a measure to increase infrastructure spending passed, which is good, but not nearly enough.
Opponents contend that his system won’t raise nearly enough money to dent a backlog of maintenance and capital projects estimated at several billion dollars and will tie the budgetary hands of future mayors and City Council members.
Now the bad news, besides going for Her 55/44 percent.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer will be reelected mayor, because he got more than 50% of the vote, beating out Independent (and Berniecrat) Lori Saldana and Dem Ed Harris. This dickweed out-spent his opponents 40:1 with outside money from fossil fuels, tobacco, pharma. . . all the usual dirty characters. Fuckwad.
(R) Incumbent US Reps. Issa (Fuckwad, 49th) and Hunter (Fuckwad, 50) kicked ass in the open primaries. Fuckwads. So did Juan Vargas (D, 51), Scott Peters (DINO, Fuckwad, 52) and Susan Davis (D, 53). How does US Congress, with single-digit approval ratings, get 100% rehire? Hoping for some overturns in General.
And there is no surf. Not happy today.